Coca Cola Greenlandic Mesterskabet.
Polar Bamserne / The Polar Teddybears
Even on the edge of the world people enjoy the beautiful game of football. Greenland is a very large island on top of the Atlantic Ocean that is governed by Denmark. Although several colonies are allowed entry to the FIFA, Greenlands application has been denied until present. The Greenlandic FA (GBU) is now member of the NF-Board (Non-FIFA countries). At October 17th the GBU joined a new organisation, the International Football Union. This Portugal based organisation wants to join countries that are awaiting a future FIFA membership.
Greenlands' soil has brought up one very strong player in particular, formerly under contract at a.o. Ajax and Chelsea, Jesper Gronkjaer. Since there are no grass pitches in Greenland, games are played on artificial turf.
The knickname of the national team is "Polar Bamserne", Polar Teddybears in English, and the team plays international friendly fixtures since 1977. The main competition in which Greenland makes regularly its appearance, are the Island Games, a kind of Olympic Games for islands from allover the world.
Due to the difficulties in traveling around Greenland, the national league starts with local tournaments (Inlendende runde). The winners of the local tournament proceed to a second phase tournament on regional basis (Mellemrunde). The winners of this second phase proceed to the annual Coca Cola GM final turnament, the National Championship of Greenland. The league winner does not earn acces to any international club tournament.
The Greenland Double Challenge!
The Greenland national football team is the national team of Greenland and is controlled by the Football Association of Greenland. Despite being eligible (on the same basis as the Faroe Islands), Greenland is not a member of FIFA nor of any continental confederation and therefore is not eligible to enter the World Cup or other sanctioned tournaments as of September, 2009. Most of the matches they have played have been against the Faroe Islands and Iceland, but neither of the two consider those games full internationals. It has also played Tibet, since neither are FIFA members.
Greenland is a member of the International Island Games Association and has taken part in Football at the Island Games. Since October 13, 2005 it is a provisional member of the NF-Board and since March 25, 2006 it is full-member. On October 17, 2009 the team was accepted as a provisional member of the IFU. On September 13, 2010 Sepp Blatter visited the island and announced FIFAs approval of the new field.
So what if Sepp Blatter not only approved this new field but granted the Greenland FA entry into FIFA?
This is what would happen, this is Greenlands story .. This is your challenge.
Download File: http://www.filefront.com/17605049/Greenland1.dbc
The file contains all you need to get started, the Greenland league system is as close as can be made with the editor the clubs are as good as can be found (without being from Greenland myself) and hopefully they are to a good enough standard for everyone any problems let me know (i have holidayed for 8 years and everything looks good).
How to set up;
Put the above into the following directory My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2011\Editor Data. Start a 'New Game', and you will asked to choose a database. Tick 'Change', press 'OK', and choose the Greenland file.
Custom database is recommended adding all Greenland players and add players to playable clubs.
Attribute masking must be enabled.
You are allowed to use fake players if you wish (i've only added an handfull of Greenland players anyway).
Create a manager and his/her reputation must be set at Sunday league footballer. Your manager nationality is up to you as is wether you want a second Nationality or not.
Start off Unemployed and apply to take over any (yes any) Coca Cola GM club, wrap up warm enjoy the Greenland scenary and lead your team to league and eventually Champions League Glory!
Extra: You can apply for the Greenland National job (including u21 or u19) at any time and see if you can qualify for a major tournament!!
.. And finally any questions just ask and Good Luck everyone.