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    Bridgend Town – Principality Welsh Premier - 2011/12

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    My team sucked all the way. Need to improve almost everyone in the first eleven. I really don’t know how to play them in Wales.

    Welsh Cup
    Fixtures
    – I don’t know how we did this, but this means Europe!

    Loosemore League Cup – Short run.

    Squad – Nothing special to say here.

    Transfers

    Key Player Profiles

    Eifion Partington – If I have to choose one it has to be him. He was on the u-18 and I took him straight to the 1st team and he got


    Career Overview
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    Season     Team                 Country    League                   League Finish    Achievements
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    2011/12    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    11th        Welsh Cup
    Next Season

    To strengthen almost every position and try to push for a mid-table finish.
    Get some money from Europe! .. Don’t think I can achieve this one, but I have to try!
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    after completing the challenge in Finland, im about to go to holland and start again. Will post updates this time i think

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    Gonna get started with this challenge now. Going to greece.

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    Meet the new manager of AS Eordaikos 2007 James Almond

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    Just started up with FC Oss has been a busy first window..

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    Budafok 2026/27 Hungarian Division 1


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    Once again regained the title without too much trouble. Played a 2nd division team in the 2nd Rd of the hungarian cup and put out the reserve team who promptly lost. Regained the league cup.
    In europe i beat Fram 6-1 on agg before squeezing past Sheriff 4-2 on agg in the playoff rd of the CL. In the group stage i again failed to get the results i should have finishing 3rd.
    In the 1st KO rd of the euro cup i again faced Sheriff and lost the first leg away 3-0. The team erased this deficit by halftime and went on to win 4-0. In the second Rd i faced Shaktar and drew the 1st leg at home 0-0 before narrowly losing 1-0 away.
    My finances are very healthy thanks to a lot of player sales and the stadium was increased to 12782, however this looks like the max capacity as it already being filled up and i cant request any increases.

    Transfers

    Squad

    Several players were sold on in August. Pereira (104 apps, 1 goal) wanted to move and only had a year left on his contract, and in Aguilar i had a better replacement anyway so i cashed in. Ricardo (123 apps, 16 goals) rarely played in the league due to the 5 foreigners rule so i sold him.
    After many years of service Woznaik (314 apps, 96 goals) was let go. Smajlovic (137 apps, 25 goals) went in jan as his contract had 6 months to go and Andrada (43 apps, 5 goals) had not really progressed and so was sold. The chairman sold Ali (99 apps, 65 goals) as an offer to good to refuse in spite of 35 million in the bank.
    I was left short of strikers after Ali was sold and none were prolific even Arkhipov. Claudio scored a lot (mostly penalties)to make up some the loss and was generally outstanding, still not rated my best player though.

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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
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 1st KO Rd
    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                          
    2025/26        First Division         1st                2nd Rd                 Winners            CL Group stages               League winner, LC Winner 
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    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
    27/28 - 16 (3*) -33/15

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    I just finished my second season at Bridgend

    Much better than I expected!
    Will post an update tomorrow.

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    Decided to try this Challenge gin today. After Field attempt in Norway. decided to try Croatia

    So this is My Profile

    Club informtion

    NK Radnik Sesvete
    So this is the Squad i have to my dispose for the first season personally i think there ok. here is bit more information on the club.
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    Bridgend Town – Principality Welsh Premier - 2012/13

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    I did not expect this! I think I found a tactic that suited my players.

    Welsh Cup fixtures

    – Compared to last year this wasn’t good.

    Loosemore League Cup

    Squad

    Transfers

    Key Player Profiles

    Eifion Partington – Once again he was one of my best players.
    Ben Thatcher – A new player I signed in January.
    Matthew Trevett – My topscorer this season.

    Career Overview
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    Season     Team                 Country    League                   League Finish    Achievements
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    2011/12    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    11th        Welsh Cup
    2012/13    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    3rd         n/a

    Next Season
    Get a new defense except a DL.
    Try to win in the first round in the Euro cup qual.
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    Another domestic double for Jaszbereny!Thebaker how long did it take for you to get into the CL group stages? And did you have the same financial probs I've had? Nearly £5m in the red now...

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    Kazpeer - well done on getting to grips with the challenge in Wales. It's going to be an impressive feat to win the CL with a team from that league!

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    saab693 - Well, i don't think that will happen while im their manager!

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    saab693's Jaszbereny - Hungarian Division I - 2015/2016

    I didn't do a full report last season as having completed the domestic part of the challenge, I just wanted to get on with it! This season was all about consolidating ourselves as the best team in Hungary.

    Season Review

    League Table
    Past Positions
    Season Summary - Part 1
    Season Summary - Part 2

    The final standings are a little misleading - it was a really tight campaign and it went down to the wire. I think we are the strongest team and deserved to be champions but Fehervar pushed us all the way. The other teams fell away fairly early so I am hoping that it won't be long until we can create a real gulf in class between ourselves and the contenders

    Super Cup

    This is the Hungarian equivalent of the Charity Shield. It was a good result and nice to add another trophy to the cabinet.

    Champions League

    Breezed through the second qualifying round but came unstuck against Partizan Belgrade. We weren't totally outclassed which bodes well for getting through to the group stages in the next few years.

    EURO Cup

    Disappointed to be honest. Didn't feel like they were a massive team and would have liked to have played in the competition proper.

    Hungarian Cup

    This competition continues to be our nemesis! Still yet to make the quarter finals, although we were unlucky to draw Fehervar so early on. Revenge was to be had however ;)

    League Cup

    Winners for the second time. Bizarrely we played Fehervar twice away from home in a week - we lost in the league 4-1 and then won 4-1 in the first leg of the final to set us up nicely for the return.

    Players

    Transfers
    Squad - Part 1
    Squad - Part 2

    We saw our record sale this year. Rajkovic was a hot prospect who I didn't want to sell but unfortunately having suggested £500k as a negotiated asking price to Beograd, they made the bid and the chairman intervened. At least it slightly helped our woeful financial situation (see below).

    As regards key players this time round:-

    Ivo Kuchar

    The Czech youth international was brilliant up front. 23 goals, 17 assists and an average rating of 7.63. He was also the Fans' Player of the YearI will hold onto him as long as possible, though I can envisage the chairman moving to accept a bid from a larger team at some point...

    Marcelo Peralta

    The young Argentine was signed from Independiente in the summer and prolific from the start. The league's top goalscorer

    Foxi

    His fourth and best season at the club, one of my favourite players I have had on any FM save so far which is what makes these challenges so great. 26 assists in 36 starts is just fantastic. I hope he will be able to stay in the team as we progress and if not I'd love to add him to the backroom staff. A Central African Republic international who just shouldn't be that good!

    Sekou Dani Camara

    A much improved second season from the Guinean. 14 assists and 4 goals is a decent return from central midfield.

    Tumelo Sibiya

    The young South African was signed in the summer and had a decent first season alongside Camara in midfield.

    Destin Makita

    The veteran Congo international was solid at the back and also a real threat from set pieces, offering 7 goals towards the team's total.

    Marcell Matolcsi

    One of three centre backs who made over 20 appearances for the club this season. Solid if less of a threat going forwards than Makita and Dvorshak.

    Roland Szolnoki

    Third and best season at the club for the young Hungarian. 9 goals and 14 assists was a good return from the left winger.

    Gabor Dvorschak

    Probably our best central defender this time round.

    It was nice to see that five were selected in the Hungarian Division I Team of the Season

    Other News

    Finances

    Now over £5m in debt. We are regularly losing over £200k a month and although the board have never brought it up, it is surely going to be an issue at some point. It's creating a bit of a Catch-22 situation where we need the Champions League money to help us improve finances but the lack of funds available to improve the team means we are struggling to get past the qualifying rounds. We will have to see whether I can do enough in the transfer market this summer to get us in the groups.

    Our planned stadium move has also fallen through due to planning permission issues. We have had our existing stadium dramatically reduced in capacity due to health and safety issue and this would have meant we could at least have increased our revenue through ticket sales - alas not to be. I guess this is the joy of Gundo's challenge!

    Club History

    Honours
    League History
    Champions League History
    EURO Cup History
    Hungarian Cup History
    League Cup History

    Next Season

    Domestically, I'd like a clean sweep. Failing that I'd prioritise winning the Hungarian Division I by a large margin and making some progress in the Hungarian Cup.

    In Europe, I'd really like to make it into the CL group stages. If we can't do that, then we have to aim to get into the EURO Cup to at least progress from what has been achieved this season.

    The majority of my players are still coming from remote African countries or Hungary. I'm hoping that progress in Europe will allow the scouts to find me greater quality players so we can really push to complete this challenge in the next 5 - 1o years.

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    NK Dravograd - Slovenian Second Division - 2013/14 - 1st & Promoted!
    P 27 W 20 D 4 L 3 F 49 A 12 GD +37 P 64


    Ridiculous season. We were unbeaten in the first 19 league matches, winning 10 on the trot, barely conceding a goal and regularly popping up with winners late in the game. I tried to retire Tisnikar at the start of the season, but he just wouldn't go. What a trooper :*)

    Obviously went out of the cup in the first round to some non-leaguers..

    Couple of kids came through who I have hopes for. One is now a Croatian U21 international, the other could be "As good as Tisnikar". I will wait and see before getting too excited..

    We sold a couple of players for a total of 220k, which leaves us nicely in the black. 150k in the bank, so maybe even some money to spend next season on keeping us up.


    Key Players

    Top Scorer: Sasa Lalovic (22 apps. – 11 goals) Average Rating: 7.26
    Best Player: Borut Tisnikar (27(1) apps. – 10 goals) Average Rating: 7.41

    Review of hopes for the season
    Get physio - YES (but only after we'd won the league )
    Get players from top flight in on loan - NO (they still wouldn't come)
    Get as many of first 11 as possible onto full time contracts - YES (8 of them. Not Tisnikar though)
    Go up - YES!



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      2011/12    2nd             7th       2nd Round   N/A        Avoided Relegation
      2012/13    2nd             4th       Semi Final  N/A        Cup semis         
      2013/14    2nd             1st       1st Round   N/A        PROMOTION!         
    Hopes for next season

    Go professional
    Don't go down

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    And there goes Peralta........

    Typical really and you just know I won't be getting a penny of the transfer revenue.........

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    Good luck Tony Hawker! I doubt you'd be able to pull off a no transfer policy. In Hungary I have had one decent youth prospect in 5 years! Northern Ireland would be hard enough to pull off with a transfer budget!

    Loving Chimney Corner by the way!

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    Bridgend Town – Principality Welsh Premier - 2011/12

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    Well.. I think that settles that I was just lucky last season.

    Welsh Cup fixtures

    Loosemore League Cup

    Squad

    Transfers – I can’t seem to find anyone who can really improve the squad.

    Key Player Profiles

    Ashley Buswell
    Steve Jones – Good to see another youth player do well.
    Matty Woodward
    Career Overview
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    Season     Team                 Country    League                   League Finish    Achievements
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    2011/12    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    11th        Welsh Cup
    2012/13    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    3rd         n/a 
    2013/14    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    10th        n/a
    Next Season
    Get in the top 6 and try to get into Europe.
    Try to improve the squad

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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, Europa League 4th Qual Round, Bulgarian Cup Runner Up, Bulgarian Super Cup Winner!,
    2016/17 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 1st, Europa League 3rd Qual Round, Bulgarian Cup Qtr Final - League Champions!
    2017/18 -
    Bulgarian "A" Group - 1st, 4th in Champions League Group Stage, Bulgarian Cup Winners! - League Champions!

    2018/19 - Bulgarian "A" Group - 1st, CL Playoff, 3rd in Europa League Group Stage, Super Cup Runner Up - League Champions!
    30 Pld, 24 Won, 4 Drn, 2 Lst, 72 For, 21 Ag, +51 GD, 76 Pts

    Transfers / Star Players / Team Summary

    After reaching the Champions League group stage last season and cashing in on the prize money, my wage budget increased from $28k per week to a whopping $128k per week (due to the Bulgarian salary cap which is based on prior season turnover), so I proceeded to sign 21 players for a total $4.7m, as well as release a host of older players for a combined $1.7m

    The pick of the new signings was 20 year old Brazilian winger Beto, signed for a free:

    Beto: At 20, he looks amazing, possibly already the best in the team, however his unsporting personality is already showing, with his 17 yellows and 3 red cards smashing the Sportist record for worst discipline

    2019 Transfers

    Once again, my players took out most of the annual Bulgarian awards, here is a summary:

    Bulgarian Goalkeeper of the Season: Junior John - has finished his 4 year stints, winning the past 3 Bulgarian goalkeeper of the year, and decided to leave the club. One of the best Goalkeepers ever to play in Bulgaria I'd say!

    Bulgarian Defender of the Season, Foreigner of the Season 2nd Place: Terna Suswan - The Nigerian defender was picked up on a free, and instantly became a hit! Also has 4 Nigerian caps

    Bulgarian Midfielder of the Season, Players Player of the Season: Mduduzi Zulu - The South African central midfielder has been a rock, playing 166 games in the past 5 year to break Dunloy records, and is finally recognized as the best midfielder in Bulgaria!

    All I need is a quality striker and I'd get the clean sweep of awards!

    Seasonal Best XI and Overall Best XI

    League / Domestic Cups

    After winning the past two titles in close seasons, I stepped it up a level, and won the league with a league record 76 points, 21 points clear of 2nd place Slavia (Sofia).

    2019 League Table

    However, my good form didn't help with the domestic cups, as I lost the Super Cup 2-4 and was knocked out of the Bulgarian Cup in the 3rd Round.

    League Reputation: 33rd (+13) - between Taca de Portugal and LIGA adelante
    National Coefficient: 17th (-2) - between Austria and Denmark
    Club Coefficient: 135th (-55) - between Valenciennes FC and Mainz (Still only 2nd highest Bulgarian coefficient, after CSKA (Sofia) in 132nd place)

    Europe

    Champions League 2nd Qual Round v Zestaponi (Georgia): 1-1(H), 3-0(A)
    Champions League 3rd Qual Round v Lech (Poland): 1-2(H), 4-3(A)
    Champions League Playoff v Basel (Switzerland): 1-5(A), 2-2(H)

    After reaching the group stage last season, I was confident of the same this season, but it didn't quite go to plan. After easing past Georgia's finest, I struggled to get past Lech of Poland, and then was smashed by Basel in the Playoff!

    So despite losing the PL Playoff, I still qualified for the Europa League group stages, and was drawn against Man City, Mallorca and M. Haifa. I thought I was a chance to take 2nd place, and I started with 3 draws, but then losses to Mallorca (3-6) and Man City (1-3) blew me out of the water. I did finish with a 1-0 win against M. Hafia to claim 3rd place, but it was too little, too late... still, I didn't come last, so that was some sort of achievement

    2019 Europa League Group Stage

    Finances / Facilities

    Missing out on the CL Group stage really hurt the finances after my spending spree this season, and a racked up a $11M loss, all due to my massive wage increase, and the bank balance is now down to $3m.

    2019 Finances

    Due this however, I managed to increase my stadium capacity and upgrade my facilities

    Training Facilities: Adequate
    Youth Facilities: Basic
    Youth Recruitment: Basic
    Stadium Capacity: 4,168

    New Club Records
    Highest Attendance: 4,631 v Litex "A" Group 17/11/2018
    Highest Gate Receipts: $70,000 v M. Haifa EURO Cup Grp F 6/12/2018
    Average Attendance: 3,860
    Highest Scoring Game: 3-6 v Mallorca (A) EURO Cup Grp F 8/11/2018
    Most Games Won in Row: 8 - 6/4/2019 to 1/6/2019
    Most Games Without Conceeding: 6 - 6/4/2019 to 11/5/2019
    Most Goals in a Match: Yuliyan Neykov - 4 (v Beroe (Stara Zagora) 24/11/2018)
    Worst Discipline: Beto - 17 yellow cards / 3 red cards
    Most League Apps for Club: Mduduzi Zulu - 121
    Highest Transfer Fee Paid: $1,400,000 (Cacapa from Cherno more - 10/7/2018)
    Highest Transfer Fee Received: $1,000,000 (Branimir Kostadinov to Vojvodina - 11/1/2019)
    Total Transfer Spending: $4,500,000
    Total Transfer Income: $2,000,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by saab693 View Post
    Another domestic double for Jaszbereny!Thebaker how long did it take for you to get into the CL group stages? And did you have the same financial probs I've had? Nearly £5m in the red now...
    took me 4 seasons to get promotion to division 1 and 9 to get into the group stages. However i was never much in the red maybe 300k, probably since i only spent 10k on players in the first 9 seasons

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    Giving this a go in Iceland seen as the new patch is out.

    Afturelding Manager

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    All the best mate, looking forward tonan update

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    Right lads I haven't been able to update since I've been busy, but I have played on a bit and I've finally done This. Took a long time but glad it's happened, 6m added to the balance and hopefully new youth facilities on the way!

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    AdamFitz is that the challenge complete then?

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    saab693's Jaszbereny - Hungarian Division I - 2016/2017

    Season Review

    Following last year's double success, we were looking for domestic domination and to see some progress on the European front too.

    League Table
    Past Positions

    Same amount as points as the year previous but Kaposvar pushed us all the way. Going into the final game of the season, we were two points behind them and it took a cracking 4-0 victory at Pecs to secure our third successive title.

    Super Cup

    Hmm disappointing.......

    Champions League

    We are getting closer to making the group stages and definitely gave Basel a run for their money. We were actually 2-0 up in the first leg but let it sllip. I think we can press on and qualify soon.

    EURO Cup

    Was really pleased with the boys. Our first real foray into Europe and we held our own for the most part, getting good results against Braga and Rubin. Should help push us up the coefficient rankings too.

    League Cup

    Our third victory.

    Hungarian Cup

    So close to the only domestic prize to allude us.

    Players

    Transfers

    Another season where we saw plenty of players coming in and out as we attempted to get up to the European standard.

    Key players this year were:

    Ivo Kuchar

    He just gets better and better. Our first player to be worth over a £1m!

    Tumelo Sibiya

    An unbelievable return from the left winger.

    Foxi

    Be rude not to mention him eh?! Signed him in the first season and still holding his own on the right wing.

    Marcell Matolcsi

    Our rock in central defence.

    Thapelo Scott

    Injury cut short a great first season with the club.

    Player Awards

    MoM
    Top Goalscorer

    Other News

    Finances have stabilised slightly which is good following the freefall we've seen in previous seasons. Still terrible though, don't get me wrong.

    This should be helped in the long run as plans for a new stadium have been announced. 6,000! Steady on!

    Our run in Europe gave us a decent rise in the rankings too.


    Career Overview

    Honours
    League History
    Champions League History
    EURO Cup History
    Hungarian Cup History
    League Cup History

    Next Season

    WIN THE WRETCHED HUNGARIAN CUP! I jest, I jest. I'd like to continue to dominate domestically which shouldn't be a problem with a few decent signings in the summer.

    As regards Europe, I think I have to accept that progress will be slow and just take it as it comes. If I was being optimistic, I'd like to see us in the Champions League group stages but failing that, another crack at the EURO Cup would be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saab693 View Post
    AdamFitz is that the challenge complete then?
    Nope, that's only getting into the Champions League, need to win it now

    Also I've done the domestic treble 3 times in a row, decent achievement.

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    Ah we're in the same position!

    Yeah the domestic side of it has come fairly easy, it's getting on in Europe that's proving the challenge. The board have just told me that I have no transfer budget for the new season which is going to make improving the team at all a real struggle!

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    My finances are healthy enough so hopefully I won't have that problem, hoping for a new stadium as well cos 550 for European games is ridiculous...

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    Bridgend Town – Principality Welsh Premier - 2014/15

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    2011/12    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    11th        Welsh Cup
    2012/13    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    3rd         n/a 
    2013/14    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    10th        n/a
    2014/15    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    4th         n/a
    Next Season
    Win the league!
    Try to get past my first game in the Loosemore.

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    Come to Daddy.........

    We had such a favourable draw compared to others....could have drawn Chelsea!

    Here's a question - having now made it into the group stages, will this affect my seeding for next year? Or will I still be going in at the second qualifying phase?

    Kazpeer keep it up mate!

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    And here's the draw

    I'm not going to get a point am I

    Should be hilarious having AC Milan at their largely unsafe 500 capacity stadium

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    Saab693 - until you get a 2nd CL place you will enter in the 2nd Qfrd, being seeded always makes it so much easier. This year i went straight into the group stages even though hungary did not have a high enough league coefficent to do so.

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    Cheers mate. So will my seeding improve in the qual rounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saab693 View Post
    Cheers mate. So will my seeding improve in the qual rounds?
    The teams with the highest coefficients in every round are seeded which makes the ties easier.

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    Just lost to Arsenal in the CL group stages but i thought this aftermatch comment was a bit rich from an Arsenal manager

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    Priceless! We managed 4 points which was the best effort by a 4th seeded team. Sadly no EURO cup place

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    saab693's Jaszbereny - Hungarian Division I - 2017/2018

    We were aiming for our fourth successive league title and to see some improvement in Europe.

    League Table
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    We started slowly, losing 2 out of our opening 3 league games. We then went the rest of the season unbeaten to record our highest points total to date.

    Champions League

    We made it through to the group stages for the first time and picked up a couple of decent results. There is no denying it however, there is a huge gulf in class between ourselves and the likes of AC Milan.

    Hungarian Cup

    Well it wouldn't be a Jaszbereny season without crashing out to a second division team would it?! Maybe I should just accept that we are never going to win this one!

    League Cup

    Having checked the board's confidence page, it appears that they couldn't care less about the League Cup! I fielded the B team and let the ass man get on with it.

    Players

    Transfers

    It's getting to the stage now where we can't really improve the squad that much as we can't attract higher quality players with our current reputation. Tumelo Sibiya's min release clause was activated and I also opted to sell Supka for £500k as he was really just a fringe player. This gave us some leverage in the transfer market but the players really weren't there. I opted to invest in the future with a few young players who have potential.

    Ivo Kuchar - His best season yet. Simply breath-taking. He won the MoM award, the Top Goalscorer award and was voted the Fans Player of the Year.

    Roland Szolnoki - Thapelo Scott was injured for most of the season so Szolnoki came in and did brilliantly on the left wing. Sadly he wasn't interested in renewing his contract and will be leaving at the end of the season. He was voted the Player of the Season too. This is slightly outrageous given how good Kuchar was and it seems to me to be part of the huge domestic bias that goes towards awards. I have never been listed in the manager awards (1st, 2nd or 3rd) and I'm pretty sure this is because I am English!

    Justin Thidiela - Another great season alongside Kuchar.

    Foxi - I think I will genuinely be sad when he packs in his playing career!

    Sekou Dani Camara - Another solid season. He too will be leaving in the summer having been poached by Polish side Lech. A shame after 4 good seasons at the club. Will definitely need a defensive minded centre mid to replace him with.

    Richard Heidenreich - The Czech youth star was consistently good at left back.

    Mourad Rafai - The fans were sceptical of the veteran Moroccan signing but he was solid at centre back all year long.

    Ales Martinek - Despite being a left back predominantly, the Czech youngster slotted in at centre back really well.

    Jacob September - High hopes for this guy. Decent first season and he's already attracting the interest of clubs from the more established European leagues.

    Karim Saidi - The young Moroccan goalkeeper is another hot prospect.

    It was good to see that 8 of my players were named in the Team of the Season.

    Other news

    Finances

    The revenue from the Champions League cleared the £5m debt and we are now comfortably back in the black. With a bit of luck we'll make the group stages again which should help things even further.

    We move into the imaginatively named Jaszbereny Stadium in a couple of months which should see increased turnover from ticket sales, even if it is only 6k in capacity! I have finally convinced the board to improve the training facilities and this will be finished in the next couple of months. The youth facilities are also being upgraded and we will be getting a youth academy too.

    On a personal note, I am now one of Hungarian football's most successful managers!

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    League History
    Champions League History
    Hungarian Cup History
    League Cup History

    Next Season

    The focus has to be on Europe now, as domestically I think we've pretty much got things sorted. Any progress from this season would be a bonus, but the emphasis will be on getting into the CL group stage again and improving our coefficient once more.

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    After losing interest in FM, I have decided to give this another go as 11.3 has given me my drive back. I will be running it along my Dafuge save. I will update this post, when I decide on a team

    EDIT 1: I have decided to play in a country that I have never tried before - Israel

    EDIT 2: I have taken over Hapoel Jerusalem. They are a pro side playing at a stadium named Teddy a 21600 all seater

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    Budafok Hungarian Division 1 2027/28

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    I recorded my first unbeaten domestic season and it was as easy as it looks in the league. I didn't however record either the highest points total or number of goals.
    Fehervar had a tycoon takeover least season and spent £15.25 million in transfers, so i expected them to compete well, in the end i was astonished the manager kept his job as euro competition was only secured by being hammered 4-0 by me in the Hungarian cup final. In the league cup final i won 5-0 on agg against Debrecen.
    In europe i went straight into the group stages for the first time, a lack of goals held me back but a few cruical wins helped me to qualify for the next Rd.
    In the 1st KO rd i faced Chelsea, in the first leg at home i was completely outplayed and lost 2-0. By half time in the away leg the deficit had gone and i went on to win 4-0 - easily my best ever euro result.
    In the QF, AC Milan were the opponents, i went into the match without my top scorer Arkipov for both legs. The first leg was away and in spite of matching them i lost 1-0. For the return leg Hadid was suspended and my 3rd and 5th choice strikers were the only strikers available and they started the match at 75%. I had a number of chances but couldn't convert them and the match ended 0-0.
    In retrospect i should have gone with 1 striker and more midfielders, AC Milan won the CL

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    In reaction to Fehervar's spending spee i went on my own, buying a lot of promising and backup players. I spent a record fee on Vincenti who sat on the bench most of the time but i am hoping will push Gilson as the defensive CM. Youssef arrived on big wages but again spent most of the time on the bench. Not really sure why i bought Abdulbaki since i had already signed 2 other strikers. I made 15 million in sell on fees which covered my outgoings along with selling Negrin for an absurd amount considering his attributes. Yusif (302 apps, 9 goals) also left after 12 seasons at the club as he was 9th choice midfielder.
    As mentioned goals seemed in short supply although Claudio and Hansen chipped in, Claudio was probably the best player overall. The defence were pretty exceptional even those backup players who came in averaged over 7.

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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                Winner                 Semi-final         2nd QRd   Euro cup            European Qualification, HC Winner
    2017/18        First Division         1st                Winner                 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                 Winner             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                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
    2024/25        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL 1st KO Rd                  Domestic treble
    2025/26        First Division         1st                Winner                 Quarter-final      CL Group stages               League winner, HC Winner                          
    2026/27        First Division         1st                2nd Rd                 Winners            CL Group stages               League winner, LC Winner 
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    2027/28        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Quarter-final              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
    26/27 - 17 (3*) -40/13
    27/28 - 16 (3*) -33/15

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    Thebaker - really encouraging season there, it's good to see that Hungarian teams can get through the group stages!

    It pains me having to go through three rounds of qualifying to even get that far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saab693 View Post
    Thebaker - really encouraging season there, it's good to see that Hungarian teams can get through the group stages!

    It pains me having to go through three rounds of qualifying to even get that far!
    i'm back to qualifying this year, beat Glentoran 10-0 and 13-0 on agg before winning 5-0 on agg against Olimpija, played the reserve team in both 2nd legs. The group stages are not going so well, lost at home to CSKA and Arsenal.
    Fehervar have spent another 12.5 million and made the group stages of the euro cup. The first hungarian side in 7 years to do so (which was budafok), Debrecen was the last other side to make the euro groups 12 years ago. Should help the coefficients a bit

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    Either I misread, or there's a battle to take over my club. I've had news about a member of the board stepping up, a fans trust and a consortium all wanting to take control

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    Bridgend Town – Principality Welsh Premier - 2015/16

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    Forgot to take a screenshot of the league graph again.


    Welsh Cup fixtures

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    Key Player Profiles

    Eifion Partingtonl
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    2011/12    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    11th        Welsh Cup
    2012/13    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    3rd         n/a 
    2013/14    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    10th        n/a
    2014/15    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    4th         n/a
    2015/16    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    4th         n/a
    Next Season
    Get a decent defense.
    Top 3



    I have been in the qual for the euro cup 4 times, but forgot to update about. It will be in the next one.

    And the next season is almost finished!

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    Europe update!


    2012/2013 - We met a much better team. On the bright side we only conceded one in Wales.

    2013/2014 - I thought we were better than Inter Baku.

    2015/2016 - We managed to get a win on away goals in the first round over KR from Iceland. I had hoped that we could do the same in the second round, but only a draw at home.

    2016/2017 - A 7-1 on aggregate in the first round (Y) - Then we met a better team in OB from Denmark.

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    Bridgend Town – Principality Welsh Premier - 2016/17

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    Welsh Cup fixtures
    Loosemore League Cup



    Squad
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    Nathan Craig
    Dale Mckenzie
    Brendan Byrne
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    Season     Team                 Country    League                   League Finish    Achievements
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    2011/12    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    11th        Welsh Cup
    2012/13    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    3rd         n/a 
    2013/14    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    10th        n/a
    2014/15    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    4th         n/a 
    2015/16    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    4th         n/a
    2016/17    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    5th         n/a


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    Bridgend Town – Principality Welsh Premier - 2017/18

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    Welsh Cup fixtures – Winners.
    Loosemore League Cup – Won it for the first time.
    Euro Cup Qual] – I honestly thought we could win against Gormik Zabrze.

    Squad

    Transfers



    Key Player Profiles

    Shole Shoretire – I only got one player to this season and he did a great job.
    Dale Mckenzie – Topscorer
    Dale Robinson – My second striker who also did a great job.
    Marc Cable – I want to have a youth player here!


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    2011/12    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    11th        Welsh Cup
    2012/13    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    3rd         n/a 
    2013/14    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    10th        n/a
    2014/15    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    4th         n/a 
    2015/16    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    4th         n/a 
    2016/17    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    5th         n/a 
    2017/18    Bridgend Town           Wales    Principality Welsh Premier    4th         Welsh Cup, Loosemores League Cup

    Next Season
    Top 2!
    3rd Qual. round

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    My game has crashed! I played it on my main computer, but decided to play some on my laptop. When I moved the game back, it wouldn't load...SO frustrating.

    But I will start over

    EDIT: Here we go again. The new manager of OKS Start Otwock from Poland
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    Tomorrow i can make another two season update

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    NK Dravograd - Slovenian First Division - 2014/15

    2011/12 - Slovenian Second Division - 7th
    2012/13 - Slovenian Second Division - 4th
    2013/14 - Slovenian Second Division - 1st
    2014/15 - Slovenian Second Division - 5th
    P 36 W 15 D 10 L 11 F 44 A 39 GD +5 P 55


    Well this season went astonishingly well. We were quite literally never in danger of being sucked into relegation trouble, we beat every team in the league at least once, we had two decent looking prospects come through from the youth team and start to make a difference to the first team, we signed a couple of decent looking prospects from Russia and Serbia, and best of all, the cup run.

    We entered in the 3rd round, thanks to top flight status. A 2-0 home win against my club from the challenge in FM09, Tolmin, who are non-league, was a nice intro. Then the draw for the QF kindly paired us with Div 2 Drava, who were dispatched 2-0 on aggregate. The semis saw us paired with Domzale, the holders, but a team who were below us in the league, and again we prevailed nicely, 3-1 on aggregate to set up a final with Div 2 leaders Triglav.
    The worry was that their confidence levels would be high, and with four games in a week for us thanks to the fixture congestion, we had a mixed bag of first teamers and reserves in the side. Our first ever game in front of TV cameras, and with a place in the 3Q round of the Europa League at stake, the nerves were bound to show, weren't they? No. 2 goals in the first 15 minutes set us up for a 2-1 win, and our first trophy.

    The cup win has also seen me added to the club's favoured personnel


    Key Players

    Top Scorer and best player: Zan Rant Roos (24(8) apps. – 16 goals) Average Rating: 7.22
    Top Prospect - 4*: Ljubisa Stancic (8(5) apps. – 2 goals) Average Rating: 7.15
    Another Prospect - 3.5*: Mladen Boban (10(14) apps. – 0 goals) Average Rating: 6.89

    Borut Tisnikar, our faithful AM who has been with us from the start, was sidelined this season as his age caught up with him, but we were delighted to offer him a role as Youth Coach, and I'm sure he had something to do with the emergence of Stancic and Boban this season..

    Review of hopes for the season
    Go professional - YES, straight away we got promoted, which was nice
    Don't go down - YES, AND THEN SOME - Mid-table, European qualification. Nice.


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      2011/12    2nd             7th       2nd Round   N/A        Avoided Relegation
      2012/13    2nd             4th       Semi Final  N/A        Cup semis         
      2013/14    2nd             1st       1st Round   N/A        PROMOTION!         
      2013/14    1st             5th       WINNERS!    N/A        Won the cup         
    Europe/Co-efficient info
    League Rating: 2.5* - 55th (between Norwegian Premier Division and Russian Super Cup)
    Co-efficient: 9.95 - 24th (1 CL spot, 3 EL spots)
    Club co-efficient - 2.39 - 335th


    Hopes for next season

    Some cash from Europe
    European qualification through the league
    A decent parent club from a decent European league

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    Our opponents in the 3rd Qualifying Round of the Europa League?

    Schalke.

    Who have just signed Karim Benzema.

    Who scored a hat-trick against us in the first leg.

    I don't think you'll have to wait for my end of season update to guess how far we got in Europe this year.

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    has anyone carried on with this save? I mean after completing it? I won the CL about 8 seasons ago in mine, since then I have won it again, and lost a final as well. Just curious if anyone is still playing and have any ideas on challenges to set to keep the save interesting. I was thinking of just trying to sign Finnish players and eventually have every player in my squad from Finland but there is no decent players from Finland in my save, apart from players I have bought in as youngsters etc from Brazil and the like that have now played for Finland, i have 6 players who were born in france, brazil*2, Argentina, Portugal and Spain that are all in the Finnish squad but id rather Finnish born players.

    Maybe I might try to win the WC with Finland? Any ideas ladies and gents? Im in 2039 and getting a tad bored at winning the league by 30 points a season, last year I played 38, scored 129, conceded 6. Im at the point were I think im just going to holiday the league and play in europe as it is still challenging.

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    Quick question - I'm considering starting this in Iceland as a different game whilst I also do dafuge's challenge.

    In that one you are allowed to load players from major clubs on each continent - the theory behind this being it is better for a long term game. Is that allowed under this challenge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispypaul View Post
    Quick question - I'm considering starting this in Iceland as a different game whilst I also do dafuge's challenge.

    In that one you are allowed to load players from major clubs on each continent - the theory behind this being it is better for a long term game. Is that allowed under this challenge?
    very first post of the thread mate, under the set up rules

    "No additional players from any other nation should be loaded."

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussieant32 View Post
    very first post of the thread mate, under the set up rules

    "No additional players from any other nation should be loaded."
    That's a shame - I was too impatient ;) and started yesterday with these loaded. There's still only 14,000 players with a large database.

    It's just I believe without active leagues there is an imbalance in long term games and that loading players from major clubs helps to counteract this. I guess I won't be able to post an update here then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussieant32 View Post
    has anyone carried on with this save? I mean after completing it? I won the CL about 8 seasons ago in mine, since then I have won it again, and lost a final as well. Just curious if anyone is still playing and have any ideas on challenges to set to keep the save interesting. I was thinking of just trying to sign Finnish players and eventually have every player in my squad from Finland but there is no decent players from Finland in my save, apart from players I have bought in as youngsters etc from Brazil and the like that have now played for Finland, i have 6 players who were born in france, brazil*2, Argentina, Portugal and Spain that are all in the Finnish squad but id rather Finnish born players.

    Maybe I might try to win the WC with Finland? Any ideas ladies and gents? Im in 2039 and getting a tad bored at winning the league by 30 points a season, last year I played 38, scored 129, conceded 6. Im at the point were I think im just going to holiday the league and play in europe as it is still challenging.
    After I completed the challenge with my Northern Irish side I played one more season to see if I could manage back to back CL wins (which I didn't - I lost in the final), but then got bored and started in a new country (Bulgaria - which I am finding much more challenging... should post some season updates).

    But if you do want to continue your save, maybe try and win the CL with a completly European side (which may or may not be challenging), or as you mentioned a completly Finnish side (probably including foreign players who have natrualised), which would be extremly hard - but not impossible!

    The other challenge you could do is to resign and take over a struggling Finnish side and see how long it takes to topple your original team (although given how fond the AI is in selling their best players it shouldn't take too long)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky Mark! View Post
    After I completed the challenge with my Northern Irish side I played one more season to see if I could manage back to back CL wins (which I didn't - I lost in the final), but then got bored and started in a new country (Bulgaria - which I am finding much more challenging... should post some season updates).

    But if you do want to continue your save, maybe try and win the CL with a completly European side (which may or may not be challenging), or as you mentioned a completly Finnish side (probably including foreign players who have natrualised), which would be extremly hard - but not impossible!

    The other challenge you could do is to resign and take over a struggling Finnish side and see how long it takes to topple your original team (although given how fond the AI is in selling their best players it shouldn't take too long)
    I think if i left my club id get very bored, i think they are the only thing keeping me playing.

    I think i may join your 2 other ideas, start thinning my quad to EU only players and then start trying to bring Finnish players in, the problem i am having is noone apart from me has decent facilities so its find of limiting whats coming through

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    Budafok 2028/29 Hungarian Division 1

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    I won the league with a record number of points although Fehervar chased hard after spending another 12 million pounds. I also won the hungarian cup and league cup. The main interest was in Europe, after easing past Glentoran with a record 10-0 win i also comfortably went past Olimpija to reach the group stages. After disappointingly losing at home to Spartak Moscow i reedemed matters by winning against them away only to see them beat already qualified Arsenal in the last match leaving me 3rd.
    In the euro cup 1st KO i beat Olympiakos 5-3 on agg. In the 2nd KO i faced Liverpool and won 1-0 at home in the first leg. I went 2-0 down within 20 mins in the second leg but scored a vital goal in the 2nd half before missing a host of chances to make the game safe. This proved costly as in the 93rd min a goal kick from my goalie was headed straight back down the middle and their striker ran on to it and scored.
    Finances were looking quite good until the shareholders took out 11 million in deividends at the end of the season.

    Transfers

    Squad

    Yesipov (213 apps, 1 goal), Rahim (165 apps, 28 goals) and Justesen (10 apps) were all just decent backup players and with better youngsters waiting i sold them on. Kovacs (303 apps) was no longer worth a new contract as a backup and was let go. 1 weak area was up front and so i splashed out on Ridel to try to solve my goal scoring problems in europe.
    Most of my defence did very well although my star players were Claudio and Ridel who had a great 1st season after starting it on the bench.

    Code:
    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                Winner                 Semi-final         2nd QRd   Euro cup            European Qualification, HC Winner
    2017/18        First Division         1st                Winner                 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                 Winner             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
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 1st KO Rd
    2023/24        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
    2024/25        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL 1st KO Rd                  Domestic treble
    2025/26        First Division         1st                Winner                 Quarter-final      CL Group stages               League winner, HC Winner                          
    2026/27        First Division         1st                2nd Rd                 Winner             CL Group stages               League winner, LC Winner
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 2nd KO Rd
    2027/28        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Quarter-final              Domestic treble
    2028/29        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 2nd KO Rd
    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
    27/28 - 16 (3*) -33/15
    28/29 - 15 (3*) -19/13
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    Budafok 2029/30 Hungarian Division 1

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    I topped the table with a record number of goals beating the old record by nearly 30. Once again i also retained the league and hungarian cups.
    In europe i entered straight into the group stages, which were again a disappointment as i failed to beat Zenit and finished 3rd.
    In the Euro cup i coasted past Olympiakos 7-1 on agg before facing CSKA Moscow. After losing the away leg 2-0 i won 4-0 in the home leg to progress to the QF. I was well beaten by Arsenal in both legs.
    Feherver continue to spend huge amounts of money, 10 million this year but are getting no closer to me in the league, the big profits i made were swallowed by the shareholders paying themselves 11 million in dividends.

    Squad

    Transfers

    Ridel performed incredibly scoring more than a goal a game and getting the highest average rating i've had for a season. This was matched by Claudio who scored a few and laid on most of the goals scored.
    Quite a few 1st teamers left this year so a bit of rebuilding will be needed for the next few years.
    Ferraira (116 app 44 goals) never seemed to really play very well against good opposition in spite of his attributes and was sold on. Celso's (140 apps 18 goals) contract had only 6 months to go and his wage demands were far too high so he went. I had tried for 2 years to discuss a new contact with my 2 world class fullbacks but both Aguilar (140 apps 1 goal) and Zouita (188 apps 11 goals) refused to even listen to an offer so i cashed in with 6 months to go hoping the sell on clauses will net me a lot in the future. Sorensen (262 apps 48 goals) had slipped down to 5th choice midfielder so i also sold him at the start of the season.
    Spent a lot on some promising youngsters and found a steal in Paulo for 60K.


    Code:
    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                Winner                 Semi-final         2nd QRd   Euro cup            European Qualification, HC Winner
    2017/18        First Division         1st                Winner                 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                 Winner             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
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 1st KO Rd
    2023/24        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
    2024/25        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL 1st KO Rd                  Domestic treble
    2025/26        First Division         1st                Winner                 Quarter-final      CL Group stages               League winner, HC Winner                          
    2026/27        First Division         1st                2nd Rd                 Winner             CL Group stages               League winner, LC Winner
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 2nd KO Rd
    2027/28        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Quarter-final              Domestic treble
    2028/29        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 2nd KO Rd
    2029/30        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
                                                                                                       Euro Cup Quarter-final
    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
    27/28 - 16 (3*) -33/15
    28/29 - 15 (3*) -19/13
    29/30 - 20 (3*) -29/15

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    hi hope its ok for me to come join you guys with this currently holidaying Serbia use the 11.3 update patch will post when i get my team

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    so after holidaying in Serbia i finally have my team

    David Clark becomes the new manager of newly promoted FK Sopot

    this is my Current team report
    this guy looks quite good Dragan Galic lets see if i can get best out of him andd the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dj clark boy View Post
    so after holidaying in Serbia i finally have my team

    David Clark becomes the new manager of newly promoted FK Sopot

    this is my Current team report
    this guy looks quite good Dragan Galic lets see if i can get best out of him andd the team.
    Welcome to the challenge - If Galic is the same as your other good players then you have a good squad to build on, a few defenders in and you could do well.

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    yeah im trying something new with this one that i never done on other like personal training

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    NK Dravograd - Slovenian First Division - 2015/16

    2011/12 - Slovenian Second Division - 7th
    2012/13 - Slovenian Second Division - 4th
    2013/14 - Slovenian Second Division - 1st
    2014/15 - Slovenian First Division - 5th
    2015/16 - Slovenian First Division - 5th
    P 36 W 13 D 14 L 9 F 50 A 33 GD +17 P 53


    Meh. Couldn't strengthen much, couldn't find our rhythm, equalled last season in the league and lost in the cup QF.

    Our European adventure was shortlived, drawing Schalke in the 3Q round, and going down 5-2 on aggregate.

    Rant Roos again our best player, and won the 1st division player of the season, for which he thanked me.


    Key Players

    Top Scorer and best player: Zan Rant Roos (34(13) apps. – 16 goals) Average Rating: 7.11


    Review of hopes for the season
    Some cash from Europe - 170k or so
    European qualification through the league - NO, 4 points from it.
    A decent parent club from a decent European league - NO. No sort of parent club :mad:


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      Season      Division       Pos.      Cup         Europe     Achievements
    
      2011/12    2nd             7th       2nd Round   N/A        Avoided Relegation
      2012/13    2nd             4th       Semi Final  N/A        Cup semis         
      2013/14    2nd             1st       1st Round   N/A        PROMOTION!         
      2014/15    1st             5th       WINNERS!    N/A        Won the cup         
      2014/15    1st             5th       Quarters    EL 3Q      None               
    Europe/Co-efficient info
    League Rating: 2.5* - 38th (up 17)
    Co-efficient: 11.45 - 23rd (1 CL spot, 3 EL spots)
    Club co-efficient - 3.583 - 265th


    Hopes for next season
    Europe through the league
    A decent parent club

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    Welcome the new manager of Alvik IK(Sweden). Time to rise to the top!

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    Grew bored of my random games, hoping this challenge will keep me interested, just doing the holiday period now, will update once thats done.

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    Ok so took over RC Mechelen

    Manager profile
    http://img585.imageshack.us/i/managert.png/

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    My coaching team is the best in the world........

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    Started this in Wales, first team to come up were Barry. Should be interesting!

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    Haven't played in a while but I'd like to get back to my croatian save. Is the latest patch much different in terms of which tactics are successful?

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    Decided to jump back on this. Not sure if I played it during FM10 or 11

    Vertical Kalinkovichi - Belarus

    Can honestly say I've never managed in Belarus before so it will be a challenge. Also, for the latter stages of the challenge the seasons dont run in tandem with the regular European Leagues so not sure how that will affect me.



    Can someone tell me if screenies can be visible or only loaded via links please?

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    Great - 2 weeks into the job and I get the dreaded takeover mail

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    Northern Ireland. Ballynure Old Boys.


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    After a decent summner of signing players to strengthen the squad, I watched in horror as all of the players on amateur contracts left, leaving me with 5 players.

    Wish me luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kccircle View Post
    Great - 2 weeks into the job and I get the dreaded takeover mail
    Surely takeover is nice? More money no?

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    No more money and finished in the bottom 2 in my first season. Getting the sack in the morning

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    Won the league with Dravograd. By about 17 points. Despite having Rant Roos sold underneath us to some Norwegians for a measly 350k :mad:

    First crack at the CL, here we go.

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    Back in - this time in Denmark - will update at end of the season as I cannot pronounce my team never mind spell it

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    'Sup people, decided to try this challenge.

    Went to Switzerland and am now manager of FC Gossau.

    Me

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    FC Gossau. Swiss Challenge League. Season One. 2011/2012

    Table = Well, when I took over the squad was pretty decent, it needed a few additions that I was able to add to, they weren't great, but I'm guessing by the final table they did their job; the only negative thing that I could say about our overall performance was that we did not score enough goals, time and time again we would be in a position to score but 8/10 times we would sky it over the bar or wide, this will need to be addressed in pre-season.

    Transfers = The players that I was able to bring in were to only improve our weakest positions, to try and keep us up, well, to suffice to say they did they're job and now I'm looking to improve on that, those that we did release were just deadwood.

    Yago Bellon = Nothing special, he did what was required of him, and nothing more, I have already lined up a replacement who is younger, and can actually cross.

    Goran Ivelj = See Yago, I have a replacement lined up.

    Silvan Eggman = Nothing special, but did the job, of scoring 7 goals......................

    Finances = Losing money throughout the season, only saved because we recieved £230k at the end of the season

    Next Season

    Improve the squad.
    Make some money.

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    NK Olimpija Osijek - 1.HNL (Croatian Premier Division) - 2022/2023 Season review



    Transfer market

    (Transfers)

    Relatively busy transfer window in the Summer, our star midfielder Edgardo Garro left for Belgium for a fee of 2.5M so I brought in Peter Kruys for the same as a replacement. I spent quite a bit of money mostly in future prospects and a few which would not turn out to be more than squad players. Exception perhaps to aussie striker Steven Davies who I had my eyes on already for a while.

    Club legends Igor Acimovic and Oumar Ettien left on free transfers as they were not good enough anymore, sentimental value apart.

    Domestic league

    (League Table)

    No story here, just total domination. The numbers speak for itself: we ended with a 29 points advantage over Hajduk, broke the all-time points record with 87, and broke the all-time goals scored record with 99, exactly 3 per game. These records were set by ourselves previously anyway, in the 2020/2021 season.

    Europe

    (Champions League campaign)
    (Europa League campaign)

    Champions League did not go very well as we were no match at all to Roma and Arsenal in the group, but at least salvaged an Europa League place by beating Galatasaray on the last match, Steven Davies scoring the decisive goal 2 minutes from the end.

    In the Europa League we breezed past Basel quite amazingly, and then had our big test against Espanyol. A 1-1 tie at home was not a great start and we soon saw ourselves losing to them 2-0 5 minutes into the second game. But that one turned out to be an amazing match - Makhoba and Hamed scored late in the second half giving us an away goals advantage. Only for Espanyol's star brazilian striker Nikão to complete his hattrick in the very final minute, and put us out.

    Other domestic competitions
    (Croatian Cup campaign)

    We did not contest the super cup this year as we won both league and cup in 2022. As for the cup, that was by far the easiest trophy I've won so far in this career. We won every single match and even had the luxury of hammering the lower league side Istra 1961 4-0 and 6-0 in the two-legged final.

    Best eleven

    (Squad and stats)

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

    Pretty much the same team as last year, but most players being youngsters they have become better with time. Makhoba had an unbelievable season, beating the assists record with a total 25, and Hamed became the club's all-time best scorer.

    Next year prospects

    Not sure we can reach the knockout stages of the Champions League already, but that would be a step forward. In the league, finishing a season without defeats would be nice - even if it's not likely as I tend to rest all my stars there while I'm still in Europe.

    Great news is that the board has finally agreed to build a new stadium (should be ready 3 years from now), and to improve the youth recruitment network.

    Code:
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    NK Granicar Zulanja
    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
    2021/22    1.HNL - 1st      Winners      CL groups, EL quarters   Domestic treble
    2022/23    1.HNL - 1st      Winners      CL groups, EL 2nd KO rnd Domestic double

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    Good progress noikeee.

    Has the name of the new stadium been announced yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundo View Post
    Good progress noikeee.

    Has the name of the new stadium been announced yet?
    Thanks. Stadium name hasn't been announced, I suppose that'll be once the stadium is past the "planning" stage.

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    Hmm. Have made nigh on 4m by getting to the CL qualification playoff (beat Haka and Aab before losing to Anderlecht), and thereby into the Europa League groups, which is great, but my chairman has now sold 3 strikers out from under me and we're not playing at all well.

    Still, upgrade to youth facilities agreed, and they just said yes to my suggestion of a new stadium

    Might be a season of consolidation ahead..

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    Been playing my game on and off between work.
    First Season went well, securing promotion.
    Second Season a non existent transfer budget and wage budget- Media touted us to get relegated, i was hoping for a season of consolidation we exceeded all expectations and won the Belgian Second division securing Pro League status.

    However this was not all rosy, as we got stung with a 2.5Million Under Soil Heating Bill to meet pro league rules! The club stands currently at 3Million in debt, and there are again no money for transfers, and the board are only willing to go for a 31k/pw wage budget.
    Painful season ahead i think.

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    Started this with Malachians in Northern Ireland after being inspired by NepentheZ and his Knockbreda/ Smylie save

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    Brought in a lot of new faces so far, 2 games into the season Played 2 won 2, scored 4 conceded 1.

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    just lost the save I started in Holland, may try again shortly, but a bit unmotivated with Holland for the moment as I was doing pretty well and towards end of season.
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    FC Gossau. Swiss Challenge League. Season Two. 2012/2013

    Table - Wow, just wow, I would have been delighted to have finished one place or even in the same position as last season, but, the team really blended this season and we managed to get into the top half of the table and finished a respectable 5th.

    Graph - We spent most of the season in and around the middle of the table, but during the latter stages of the season we managed to run into some form and finish 5th.

    Finances - Just like last season, we were losing money hand over fist and found ourselves majorly in debt, but with the prize money from finishing 5th our finances improved, and, with some half decent friendlies coming up, I hope we can improve them even further.

    squad - The boys

    transfers - few ins, few outs.

    Costa - Rock at the back, one of the reasons that we were able to concede hardly any goals, I firmly believe that without him we would have finished at least 13-14th.

    Eggman - he's done it again, our top goalscorer again, he doesn't look like much, but he's able to link up well with the others and this was the result.

    Ike - Sensational, just sensational, was a terror when going forward and a rock at the back, will need to keep hold of him in the summer.

    Next Season

    Make some money.
    Improve squad.

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    How's this for a club debut?

    Proof it's his 1st game

    I was going to submit this in the records thread, but someone else got exactly the same 9.90 average rating and 4 goals, both set as records!

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    lol, this season just gets crazier and crazier. 4-0 away win at Rangers after being down to 9 men in the first half! We scored two while playing a 4-4-0 formation.

    http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/m...n_Overview.png

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    Haven't played this in a while but have come back to it and realised i hadn't posted several seasons, mostly frustration of knowing with the players i have the challenge should be complete, inability to grow the finances and get a new stadium thanks to greedy shareholders, not increasing the YRN from fairly basic where i started and being unable to sign many unattached youngsters even though i'm in the top 25 clubs in europe.

    Budafok Hungarian Division 1 2030/31

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    Came back from an early 0-4 thrashing from Fehervar to comfortably retain the league by not losing again. Narrowly won the league cup 2-1 against Fehervar and also the Hungarian Cup. Gyirmot have been taken over by a tycoon and like Fehervar are throwing money around.
    I went straight into the CL group stages due to my high club ranking and was disappointed to finish 3rd behind Werder Bremen.
    Going into the Euro cup i went past AZ and Dynamo Kiev both after drawing the first away leg and winning the home leg 3-1.
    In the qaurter final i won 5-3 at home and then 1-0 away to Man city.
    The semi final was against Liverpool my recent nemesis. I was outplayed in the first leg away but won 3-2. Liverpool wiped this out with 2 early goals in the return leg. After halftime i scored to lead on away goals and then had several great chances to win as i dominated the match, only to fall to a suckerpunch in the 92nd min.

    Squad

    Transfers

    I let several squad players leave replacing them with very promising youngsters. Youssef (81 apps, 12 goals) was my highest earner but wasn't worth it and so was sold on. Ben Yahia (60 apps, 11 goals), Okechukwu and several others were moved on. Abou Hadid (200 aps, 86 goals) was a first teamer with a great strike rate from right midfield but i felt i had more talented players at the club. After wanting to leave for several years i sold Herrera (227 apps) as i had several decent goalies lining up to take his place.
    In came Henrique and Veerman, Lindgaard who looked fantastic for 15 and Camara who was on my shortlist but wasn't going to buy, until both Arsenal and R Madrid bid for him who clearly saw something in him i didn't. I snatched him away with a high squad status.

    Code:
    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                Winner                 Semi-final         2nd QRd   Euro cup            European Qualification, HC Winner
    2017/18        First Division         1st                Winner                 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                 Winner             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
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 1st KO Rd
    2023/24        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
    2024/25        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL 1st KO Rd                  Domestic treble
    2025/26        First Division         1st                Winner                 Quarter-final      CL Group stages               League winner, HC Winner                          
    2026/27        First Division         1st                2nd Rd                 Winner             CL Group stages               League winner, LC Winner
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 2nd KO Rd
    2027/28        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Quarter-final              Domestic treble
    2028/29        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 2nd KO Rd
    2029/30        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
                                                                                                       Euro Cup Quarter-final
    2030/31        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
                                                                                                       Euro Cup Semi-final
    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
    27/28 - 16 (3*) -33/15
    28/29 - 15 (3*) -19/13
    29/30 - 20 (3*) -29/15
    30/31 - 14 (3*) -19/13

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    Thanks for updating Thebaker, your story is one of my favorites. Can you give an analysis on how your Hungarian division is improving? Does the second placed team ever play CL group stages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time^- View Post
    Thanks for updating Thebaker, your story is one of my favorites. Can you give an analysis on how your Hungarian division is improving? Does the second placed team ever play CL group stages?
    Part of my frustration is that i can't get the tactics right, i completed dafuges challenge last year and some of budafok's players are better. I had 2 world class fullbacks i had to sell cheap and currently have 2 great Centre backs along with 3 Centre midfielders, the lack of truly great left and right midfielders and strikers are where i fall down.
    The hungarian league has been static for 7 seasons (i'm in 32/33 now) and that is all down to me. No other club has reached the group stages of the CL, in the euro cup 1 club reached the group stages 3 years ago and 4 year ago, the problem is that they keep coming up against English, Italian and Spanish clubs and losing - sometimes by a lot, sometimes by a goal or two.

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    So you'll probably have to wait untill the 2nd placed team gets an automatic CL group stage ticket so their budget gets a solid boost. Any idea if that's possible without you having to win the final?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time^- View Post
    So you'll probably have to wait untill the 2nd placed team gets an automatic CL group stage ticket so their budget gets a solid boost. Any idea if that's possible without you having to win the final?
    Some of the clubs could be doing better, Gyirmot got a tycoon takover 3 years ago and have spent £15 million in that time but got back £12 million. Fehervar got a tycoon takeover 7 years ago and have spent £97.25 million and got back £45 million. the problem is that they sell players on a year or two after buying them.
    By comparison i have spent £57.5 million and got back £95 million in that 7 years (and maybe another 20-40 million in 50% sell-on fees) - shareholders have swallowed all the profit!
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    Budafok 2031/32 Hungarian Division 1

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    The title was wrapped up without a loss along with the league and hungarian cups, getting to the point i could dominate domestically with my reserve team.
    In the CL I had to qualify this year but comfortably did so with wins against Dinamo Tirana and Steau. My reward was an easier group with neither Bayern nor Tottenham being very strong. Budafok made hard work of it but finished top. Beat Palermo in the 1st KO Rd but was easily beaten by Barcelona in the Qtr's.

    Squad

    Transfers

    Most of the players did well with the Central defenders Henrique and Keskin excelling along with the aging Victorov. Up front Ridel continues to churn out the goals and Camara had scoring streaks. In midfield Vincetti scored a lot as the defensive central midfielder, Claudio was the star man again.
    There weren't many transfers out, mostly fringe players with Da Silva the most expensive. This was spent on a few very talented youngsters. I am also making a bit of money from loaning players out.
    Finally i sold Gilson (230 apps, 18 goals) on. This is him several years before, he had improved from this but in the last 2 years declined in both attributes and his performance markedly. Even though he was no longer first choice I have never seen a player decline so much while so comparatively young.

    Code:
    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                Winner                 Semi-final         2nd QRd   Euro cup            European Qualification, HC Winner
    2017/18        First Division         1st                Winner                 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                 Winner             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
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 1st KO Rd
    2023/24        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
    2024/25        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL 1st KO Rd                  Domestic treble
    2025/26        First Division         1st                Winner                 Quarter-final      CL Group stages               League winner, HC Winner                          
    2026/27        First Division         1st                2nd Rd                 Winner             CL Group stages               League winner, LC Winner
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 2nd KO Rd
    2027/28        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Quarter-final              Domestic treble
    2028/29        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
                                                                                                       Euro Cup 2nd KO Rd
    2029/30        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
                                                                                                       Euro Cup Quarter-final
    2030/31        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Group stages               Domestic treble
                                                                                                       Euro Cup Semi-final
    2031/32        First Division         1st                Winner                 Winner             CL Quarter-final              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
    26/27 - 17 (3*) -40/13
    27/28 - 16 (3*) -33/15
    28/29 - 15 (3*) -19/13
    29/30 - 20 (3*) -29/15
    30/31 - 14 (3*) -19/13
    31/32 - 19 (3*) -14/13
    Last edited by Thebaker; 20-05-2011 at 15:34.

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    I find it amazing that you keep going and going. 2032! Thumbs up for the patience. Though you're not making me very optimistic for my own attempt at the challenge, not sure I want to sit through another 10 seasons and still not win the bloody cup!

    Basically I'm at the point you were 10 seasons ago, starting to get past the CL group stage but having issues holding on to my players, and without the league reputation helping much (though my opponents Hajduk Split have signed 1 or 2 awesome players, just aren't keeping up with my performance in Europe). I'm concerned my team will stagnate through constantly having to sell the better players and having to start all over again developing cheap young guys.

    But I do suspect Croatia is a little easier than Hungary, that's my hope at least.
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    Noikeee - im in 2033/34 season now, i lost in the CL qtrs again to Chelsea. I'm just failing to match the very best teams and having to keep selling my best players as they don't want to sign new contracts or i can't afford to give them what they want - wages are now £325K p/w , Keskin and Paulo will leave this season.
    I can't find many good players now, although this could be due to my players being so good!
    There are still a lot of good youngsters i can't sign due to my low rep
    I'm being squeezed by my 12750 stadium built 10 years ago , sold out almost every game in the last 7 years with my lowest att 12000.
    On a more positive note, i'm in CL groups again and have just destroyed Kiev 4-1 away in the first game and 3 other Hungarian teams have made the Euro cup groups (One beat Villareal to get there) - the best ever Hungarian showing.

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    Meaning your league ranking might hit top ten net year.

    The cup is just a milestone, the beauty of this kind of game is to watch not only your club, but your entire league grow so that in the end, the players don't want to leave anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time^- View Post
    Meaning your league ranking might hit top ten net year.

    The cup is just a milestone, the beauty of this kind of game is to watch not only your club, but your entire league grow so that in the end, the players don't want to leave anymore.
    Its a possibility, last year Hungary was 13th, 6 coefficient points behind 10th and a whopping 28 points behind 9th.

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    post so that my new update isn't the last in this colossally long, unreadable page

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    NK Olimpija Osijek - 1.HNL (Croatian Premier Division) - 2023/2024 Season review



    Transfer market

    (Transfers 1) (Transfers 2)

    This season had by far the most insane transfer activity I've ever had in my career. Many first teamers left, many first teamers arrived, and records were broken - several times. At the end a total profit of roughly 30M€ looks good.

    Of the important players that said goodbye I'd like to mention keeper Arafa Saleh, forward Simphiwe Vilakazi, the brilliant full-backs Pablo Cellerino and Julien Domecq, both of which broke the clubs highest transfer record due to my board accepting the offers for me; and promising youngsters Zvonimir Luketic, Peter Halskov and Michal Sevcik. To replace them the highlights were keeper Antônio Carlos (who arrived for a record 5M€ then left 6 months later for another record of 13.5M€!!), forwards Peter Mokoena and Fernando Baiano, defenders Daniele Di Giorgio, Adrián Marrero, and Samuel Inkoom, and midfielders Paul Robinson, Jens Jensen, Steve Meyer. Almost too many to keep track of.

    Domestic league

    (League Table)

    Slightly worse than last year, but still, we're making an habit out of this domination thing. 80 points total and 24 ahead of Hajduk is routine by now. A particularly awesome point of the season was the early 7-0 trashing of Dinamo Zagreb in August! We also ended up the year by winning 4-0 again against Dinamo but away, and then beating Hajduk 4-1. Good for the ego.

    Europe

    (Champions League campaign)

    The first time we qualified directly for the Champions League group stage thanks to Croatia going up in the european coefficients, was also the first time we got past the group stage. The group wasn't very good on paper, and we lost to Bayern 1-2 the first match, but then two absurdly awesome away wins at Rangers and Athletic (4-0 and 3-0, respectively) got the buzz going in our club. Qualifying wasn't safe yet as the group turned out to be very close, but another wonderful 1-0 away win in Munich sealed it, and a 91st minute goal by Rubén Navarro in the final game over Rangers made us win the group.

    However the draw for the 1st Knockout Round could have been any worse as we got Chelsea, the holders of the trophy who are sort of a 2024 version of Barcelona, packed with world class talent. We were humbled with two very heavy defeats (4-1, 3-0) and that was the end of our campaign.

    Other domestic competitions
    (Croatian Cup campaign)

    The cup is becoming laughably easy. We won all the games again, beat my former team Granicar away 5-0 (they're still owned by the danish tycoon, by the way), had a ridiculous 10-0 aggregate score in the semis over Sibenik, and ended up with the 4 top scorers of the competition being all our players (some of them not even forwards).

    Best eleven

    (Squad and stats)

    GK - Antônio Carlos (before his transfer to Sporting) / Flávio (after January)
    DR - Oliver Nwachi
    DL - Adrián Marrero
    DC - Ernest Mofokeng
    DC - Daniele Di Giorgio
    MC - Nenê
    MC - Peter Kruys
    AMR - Leandro
    AML - Ghazi Ghazouani
    ST - Peter Mokoena
    ST - Ntokozo Makhoba

    A lot of new faces, consequence of all the transfers. The big stars this year clearly were my duo of south-african forwards. Makhoba was retrained from the left-wing and kicked ass in either position all year long, with a new record of assists, this time 26. Peter Mokoena was a new signing and after remarkably scoring 4 in his debut game, the 7-0 thrashing of Dinamo, he became top scorer of both the league and the cup.

    Watch out for Ghazi Ghazouani who is my next upcoming superstar, was stellar since his arrival in January.

    Next year prospects

    Unfortunately Ajax just paid Nenê's release clause, and I have agreed the sale of Leandro to Botafogo next January (which I've regretted already), so with these two top class players gone, I think my team may be slightly weaker next year. Also, Makohba's contract is only for another 2 years so I'm afraid I'm going to have to sell my only true world class player. So I don't expect new progress in Europe soon, but at least we're becoming stronger and stronger financially.

    The board just announced that we're not actually building a new stadium, just adding 5000 seats to our 5000-seater. While the construction work goes on, we're moving to our rivals NK Osijek's 19000 seater. Can't we just stay there permanently?

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    NK Granicar Zulanja
    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
    2021/22    1.HNL - 1st      Winners      CL groups, EL quarters   Domestic treble
    2022/23    1.HNL - 1st      Winners      CL groups, EL 2nd KO rnd Domestic double
    2023/24    1.HNL - 1st      Winners      CL 1st KO rnd            Domestic double

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    Looks like you are making progress with some really good players - how are you doing in the coefficients?
    I found that putting a huge (20 million) price tag on players means no-one puts a bid in for them even when they are world class. I've only had the chairman sell one player over my head in 15 years - the 12.5 million price tag was clearly set too low!

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