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    My new CM just scored his first goal, was pretty pleased with it

    Shame it wasn't in Goal of the Week
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    Veriloquent - Congrats on the promotion and the league win! Rename the supporter club, I don't think I've seen that one before actually. Well done and good luck at the next level!
    Charlesbeams - That's a great strike. Hope there's more of that to come from him.
    LLR - That curse seems to be hitting hard so far this year. I'm gonna bite my tongue this season. Will do a small pre-season update though.

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    Casa Pia Pre Season 2014/15

    13 players left us. 5 of them I terminated before their contracts ran out, just to be able to offer some of my better players new ones.

    7 players came in. (There's plenty time left on the transfer window, but my wage budget is spent, so unless someone comes in with an offer for anyone I'm done.)

    Kristijan Lukacic (DLC) - My new left back. He had a good season for AKE Vorarlberg in Austria last year and if he settles in I think he'll do very well.
    Luca D'Dandrea (DRC) - And a right back. Released by Roma where he didn't get a single match for 3 seasons.
    Marcelo Tche (DR) - He can also play left back (competent), so he'll probably cover on both sides.
    Tiago Maia (GK) - 2nd goalkeeper. Although there's very little between the two I have so the spot is kind of up for grabs.
    Thiaguinho (MC) - Young Brazilian from Gremios academy. Already 2nd best midfielder in the squad.
    Robert Pich (SC) - He's been 3 years in Portugal already so he should settle in fast. My fans for some reason were amazed that I managed to capture his signature.
    Liban Abdi (SC) - He's from Somalia. I think that's a first for me. He did however spend his last two seasons playing for Arouca, who are in the same division as us. So hopefully he'll settle right in.

    We have a much smaller squad this season, but I think more quality in depth and in certain positions, full backs in particular. Hopefully we can avoid any major injury crisis though.

    Atm our biggest star Lapa is out for 3 months with a hip problem. He has to see a specialist and will miss at least 5-6 of the first league matches. I really hope one of the new boys can step up or the promotion hunt may well be over before it begins.

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    Smile Stefano Pazzarelli - Città di Pontedera


    Città di Pontedera 2012/2013
    season report

    A good season all in all...
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    Finances


    It is however very very annoying that we lost the secound leg of the playoff-final. We were in suberb form and would have gone through on away goals if it weren't for the Italian seeding rule.





    This was my starting XI this season:
    GK: Alessio Battini - Made very few mistakes and kept us in many matches, deserved a higher total rating in my opinion.
    RB: Michele Margini - Signed on a free before the season and made the RB-spot his own, solid if not spectacular.
    DC: Matteo Gandelli - Excellent defender at this level, one of my best signings and stars of my team.
    DC: Giovanni Iodice - The captain of my team, played solid throughout the whole season.
    DL: Matteo Gorelli - OK left back, but a bit shaky defensively. Contributed well as a penalty- and cornertaker.
    DMC: Fabio Ferraresi - Veteran. Good passer of the ball.
    DMC: Jacopo Fortunato - Ex Inter prospect, brought some muscle into our midfield.Smart player.
    AMR: Giacomo Lepri - Tricky right winger, intrsumental down our right flank.
    AMC: Gianluca Fransciosi - My best signing and our most prominant player, topping leading in both goals and assists. Broke his leg the day before the playoff-final.
    AML: Roberto Falivena: Smart left winger, lethal together with Fransciosi.
    ST: Francesco Melchiorri - Varied in performances, but did allright. Need to look for a more speedy option in the summer

    As I rarely suffered to injuries, my backups didn't really get much time on the pitch, but I am very pleased with the signing of this youth trialist:

    Simone Mariani

    The takeover I talked about earlier finally went through, just before the playoff-final. Quite happy that the consoritum wanted me to stay despite losing in their first match as owners!
    Still gutted we lost in the final though, but atleast I still have a job!
    Doubt I will fit in much playing time before the weekend, but will follow all of your updates in here

    Oh and I will fix the currency in my screenshots in the future, but the Norwegian Krone is basicly a tenth of the GBP if it helps.

    Forza Pontedera!

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    2012/13 Season - Clyde FC



    4th in the Scottish Third Division
    P 36 W 17 D 6 L 13 GF 57 GA 48 GD +9


    League
    An up and down season that saw many winning streaks, losing streaks and streaks where we simply couldn't find the back of the net no matter what we tried. With three games remaining we found ourselves sitting just outside the playoffs with games against the three sides immediately above us. A 5-1 hammering of Albion Rovers was followed up with a 2-0 win against Montrose, leaving us requiring just a point against Alloa Athletic on the final day of the season to clinch the last playoff place. This was achieved with a late 1-1 draw.

    The playoffs saw us meet the 9th placed side from the Second Division in Elgin City. A 1-1 draw at home was followed by a 3-2 win away after we had trailed 2-1 with fifteen minutes remaining. The 4-3 aggregate win saw us through to meet Albion Rovers in the final. In the first leg John Boyle went crazy, slamming home four goals in the opening 34 minutes as we ran out 6-2 winners. Boyle continued on his merry way in the second leg, scoring another two goals including a late equaliser as we secured a 3-3 draw. The 9-5 aggregate scoreline saw promotion attained, ending a three season stint in the basement of the Scottish Football League. This led to me being voted the Third Division Manager of the Year.

    Scottish Cup
    Entering in the Second Round, we defeated Forres Mechanics 3-0 before being eliminated in the following round by First Division Ross County.

    League Cup
    Our campaign in this competition ended almost before it had started with a crushing 5-0 defeat at the hands of recently relegated Dunfermline Athletic.

    Challenge Cup
    Despite going down to ten men just before half time, a late goal saw us secure a surprise 1-0 win against Second Division Airdrie United in the First Round. The Second Round saw us drawn against First Division side Livingston and despite holding them in the first half, they broke through in the second for a 3-0 victory.

    Key Players
    Ian Watt - signed on a free from Alloa. 21 goals and 13 assists in 38 league games.
    John Boyle - signed on a free from Airdrie. Was inconsistent for much of the season but turned it on when it mattered most, with 6 goals over the two legs of the Playoff Final. 15 goals and 6 assists overall.
    Declan Gallagher - our rock in defence. Scored five goals, all from corners, and was Man of the Match on eight occasions.

    The Squad

    Other Competitions
    Premier League - Celtic
    First Division - Dunfermline Athletic
    Second Divison - Queen Of The South
    Scottish Cup - Partick Thistle defeated Rangers 3-1
    League Cup - Celtic defeated Rangers 4-2 on penalties (0-0 AET)
    Challenge Cup - Queen Of The South defeated Dunfermline Athletic 4-3 on penalties (1-1 AET)
    Under 19 Cup - Dundee United defeated Aberdeen 5-4 on penalties (0-0 AET)
    Champions League - Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 4-1
    Europa League - Arsenal defeated Villarreal 2-0

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    Season     Division    Pos    Scottish Cup    League Cup    Challenge Cup    Notes
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    2012/13    Third       4th    3rd Round       1st Round     2nd Round        Promoted via Playoffs

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    siLKEAPE - Impressive season. Unlucky in the playoffs after such a good run of wins. Next season for sure!

    (Btw - Being Norwegian myself I got what you meant about NOK to GBP, but in case anyone gets confused (I know I often do when there's talk of currency) 1 NOK = 0,11 GBP atm. So basically, take away a zero.)


    *RyMaX - Congrats on the promotion, well done! Sounds like a cracking end to the season. Good luck at the next level!
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    Des Tiny's AD Parla

    Youth Player Project
    March 2013 Update


    Player 1: Ivan Viches (MC/ST)
    PPM: None
    Foot: Left
    Born: Parla
    Nationality: Spanish

    March 2013
    July 1st 2013

    Code:
    |  Year |  Squad  | Games | Goals | Assists | MoM | Rating |
    |-------|---------|-------|-------|---------|-----|--------|
    | 13/14 |   U19   |   -   |   -   |    -    |  -  |  -.--  |
    |_______|_________|_______|_______|_________|_____|________|
    Doesn't look great, but as a poacher upfront he could be quite good. See what happens here.

    Player 1a: Angel (DM/DC)
    PPM: None
    Foot: Left
    Born: Alcoron
    Nationality: Spanish

    March 2013
    July 1st 2013

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    |  Year |  Squad  | Games | Goals | Assists | MoM | Rating |
    |-------|---------|-------|-------|---------|-----|--------|
    | 13/14 |   U19   |   -   |   -   |    -    |  -  |  -.--  |
    |_______|_________|_______|_______|_________|_____|________|
    Not an amazing player, but he is fit, and he has determination. I may just throw him in to see what he can do.

    The Rest

    All my other Youth prospects look quite bad, but I am thinking about signing a few of them just so I have a bit of extra coverage at all positions because it is hurting me this season...thoughts?

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    RyMax Congrats on promotion with Clyde. My Clyde squad did not fare so welll, finishing 8th after a quick start. (Can you say Blackpool?)
    I too picked up Ian Watt who scored 19 in 38 games. I'll post my summary soon.

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    Was gonna hold my tongue, but I need a rant.

    So my best striker is gone for 3 months. He finally comes back, and now my left back damages his achilles tendon and will be out for 3 months. Meanwhile my goalkeeper has broken his finger and is still out for a month. Having only 2 GKs this could be fun. And just to make it complete one of my defensive midfielders is still out for 2 months, seeing a specialist with a hip injury.

    Not out of the race by any means, but with 3 major injuries in about a week I've had enough for tonight. Going to bed...

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    Oh I feel you Ohanzee - Since my mid-season update 9 injuries, 6 suspensions, my top keeper was out for 3 games with food poisoning, my back-up is terrible, both my central defenders were injured, and both strikers, at one point I was missing 2 strikers, 2 central defenders, 2 centre mids (1 suspended) and my keeper, no one useful left through the middle. I have not won a game in 9 since then...that makes 1 win in the last 13 games...I don't even really know what went wrong, but we got into a bad morale spin and now my team really is out of the race (The game I am currently in makes 5 straight losses) and we drop to 7th, we also lost 8-0 to the 4th placed team in this run...

    I am sooo frustrated and struggling to get morale back...only reason I haven't been sacked on this run is because I was in first before it hit.

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    Clyde 2012-2013




    Clyde Stats
    ---Finished 8th in 10 team Scottish 3rd Division (Prediction 10th)
    Major signings:
    Ian Watt ---Signed on a free--scored 19 goals in 38 matches.
    Jake Inglis ---Inglis made First XI league squad at AML. Signed this Canadian on a free.
    Callum McCluskey ---Signed LFB McCluskey on a free and he solidified the side of the defense.

    Clyde Trophy History:

    Trophies ----Won Scottish 1st Div. 5 times as recently as 1973. 2nd Div 4 times. Scottish Cup 3 times. This club has fallen on hard times as only 500 fans come to a beautiful 8,000 seat stadium.

    League------------ Season ----- Finish --- Scottish Cup -- Challenge Cup -- League Cup

    Scottish 3rd Div.--2012-2013 -- 8th ------ 4th Round --- 1st Round ------ 1st Round
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Was gonna hold my tongue, but I need a rant.

    So my best striker is gone for 3 months. He finally comes back, and now my left back damages his achilles tendon and will be out for 3 months. Meanwhile my goalkeeper has broken his finger and is still out for a month. Having only 2 GKs this could be fun. And just to make it complete one of my defensive midfielders is still out for 2 months, seeing a specialist with a hip injury.

    Not out of the race by any means, but with 3 major injuries in about a week I've had enough for tonight. Going to bed...
    I had a spell like that last year. I can tell you perseverance (and a couple of extra cover players) should be the only solution you'll need.

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    Well I finally broke my spell, I held a team meeting got them fired up, then motivated them for the next game, results 6:3 win (Highest scoring game in league history), followed by a 5:3 win a few days later.

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    I haven't quite got the nack of team meetings yet, I normally end up crippling the moral like I just have done and now from 4th were down to 7th and could easily drop further.

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    Amethyst21 - That's a fantastic start to the challenge. Back-to-back promotions! Putting me to shame out here in the Azores!

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    I have two questions, first one is a noob question^^

    1) Does ticking top clubs thing increase the number of newgens in the future? Because a single nation means a very small number of leagues, therefore lame players. And if it's a lower class league, for example I'll be doing Turkey, it would mean playing with subpar players in the top division. I'd welcome an insight about the newgen issue with this challenge

    2) Why didn't you add Greece to the challenge? :/

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    Have just seen this player in a recent game, thought it said Kurt at first as i'd seen quite a few players with the surname Kurt in Turkey.

    Things going quite well at the moment, but it's near impossible i'll be getting auto promotion, so play-offs is the best i could do now. Still 7 games to go.

    Main problem is that i'm £300k in the red
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    Quote Originally Posted by egesagin View Post
    I have two questions, first one is a noob question^^

    1) Does ticking top clubs thing increase the number of newgens in the future? Because a single nation means a very small number of leagues, therefore lame players. And if it's a lower class league, for example I'll be doing Turkey, it would mean playing with subpar players in the top division. I'd welcome an insight about the newgen issue with this challenge

    2) Why didn't you add Greece to the challenge? :/
    1) It does improve the balance greatly having that ticked. I wouldn't say it necessarily produces more top-class players, but it definitely ensures there are plenty of players with enough potential to become great. As for the players being sub-par, that is down to reputations, mostly. I found the there were always plenty of players who were much better than what I had in my Portugal game that refused to join me due to not being a large enough club, and I can't imagine things would be different in Turkey.

    2) Greece isn't included in BEN because it is covered by Gundo's European Adventure. The cut off for which leagues would be in which version was decided last year, and has persisted over to this season as well.

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    LLR - I know what you mean. I still feel like morale is at least a bit to important in this game and should be tuned down somewhat.
    Long Islander - Looks like a tough season. Hope you can push up the table next season and maybe into the playoffs. Good luck!
    Biscotti - Cheers, but I can't afford any more players. Already slightly above my £6.7k weekly wage budget and can only offer £85 a week now to key players. With most half-decent players expecting £300-600 a week it's hard to have a big squad, at least with some quality in it. I find it's a lot harder to go above your wage budget as well this version. The board caps me off way faster than before.
    danger_mouse - I'm horrible at those to. Only tried twice so far though. Once in the demo, as Manchester United. At the start of that season I said I thought we were good enough to win the league and 90% of the squad went from superb to good or below in morale. Nani went from superb to abysmal and never recovered in the half season I played. The 2nd time was in this save, and I don't wanna talk about it.

    My season is done, so I'll post an update soon.

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    Afyonkarahisarspor - End of Season 2013/14
    Squad | Club Info | Finances


    League: (Finished 3rd)
    Things started badly but eventually got better and better, but the top side were just too good meaning i was in the play-offs once again.

    Play-offs: (Lost in Semi Final)
    First game was good, but the 2nd was a disaster, losing 4-1 to a side who i'd already beat in the league twice this season. My top scorer was out for the game too though, which i believe made a bit of a difference. Disappointing as i thought i could go all the way.

    Turkish Cup: (Lost in 2nd Round)
    Worse than last season as i lost to a Division 1 side 4-0, i was never planning on getting far in this anyway.

    Transfers
    Brought in less people this season and again all free. Most of them did pretty well other than Sertac Baydar who ended up injured a lot of the time. Hakan Cevik was easily the best of the few player i did get, and he was Division 2 signing of the season. Will be looking to get in some more for the next season.

    Overall
    Happy to reach the play-offs but losing 4-1 was really disappointing, made the season seem like a waste of time to me. I really need to push for 1st place, as it seems to be the only way i'll be going up at the minute. Finances are getting worse and i'm pretty sure i'll be in the red by around £1m at the end of next season.

    Better luck next year i guess.

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    Season       League           Pos.    Cup          Europe     Achievements
    12/13        Turkish Div.2    4th     3rd Round    ------     Reaching Play-off Quarter Finals
    13/14        Turkish Div.2    3rd     2nd Round    ------     Reaching Play-off Semi Finals

    We are predicted 6th for the new season and the wage budget has been lowered, but luckily i'm still under it.
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    Casa Pia Atlético Clube - Season Review 2013/14
    3rd in Second League (pred: 12th) | Transfers | Finances | Graph


    The League.
    Long story short, for those that don't wanna read the rest : The season was the exact opposite of last season, but with the same ending. We were horrible for the first 2/3s and excellent for the last 1/3, but lost promotion on the final day.

    It started a bit like last season with lots of draws and very few wins. The difference being that we didn't score goals, not being helped by Lapas absence. Well, we did score, but in 8 of the 10 first league matches we scored 0 or 1 goal. Our defense however was pretty good, and by the time Lapa came back we were mid-table, but only 6 points behind the leaders. He didn't really find his form from last season either though, as you can see in the squad part further down.

    The first 20 or so games of this season I don't think we played a single match with what I would call my first choice 11 because of constant injuries. It showed, as we had a 8-7-6 win-draw-loss record after 21 games. That still left us 7th in the table and only 7 points behind 2nd place though. We finally found some form in the last 9 matches, winning 7 in a row before drawing at home to P. Ferreira in the 2nd to last game of the season. This left us 2 points behind Feirense, who we happened to be playing on the final day away from home.

    Just like last season we needed a win to get promotion. Injuries had began piling up again though, with Luca D'Andrea, Raoul Esseboom, and Thiaguinho all missing from my preferred 1st eleven. When Kristijan Lukacic decided to leave to play a U21 match for his country instead of helping us out as well, we were down to 1 first choice player in the back 4. We still managed to give Feirense a good fight, and frankly I thought we deserved to win. But our good spell was over and we lost 2-1. Another final day nightmare.

    Looking back at the season I think two things went wrong.

    1. To many injuries to key players. Long term injuries. I don't think I've ever had to send 3 key players to a specialist before Christmas before.
    2. I changed my pitch size to minimum before this season (from standard before), and I think that killed my strikers. Have a look at our home record versus our away record if you like, I think it speaks for itself. My plan was to concede less, which didn't happen (1 more conceded than last season at home). The tactic I use rely a lot on strikers (and AMC at times) being played through and either scoring or squaring it to score most of our goals. With such a short pitch that seemed to happen a lot less. Considering it didn't help our defense one bit either I'll be going back to standard next season, and hopefully that'll help my quick strikers, Lapa in particular.

    In some ways this season was better than the last as we got 3 points more though. If this season was last season instead we'd be promoted, if that makes sense at all.


    Taca de Portugal (fixtures)
    Lost in 4th round to Sp. Covilha. Not good.

    League Cup (1st phase | 2nd phase)
    We managed to get through the first group stage this time around, but lost to Braga in the 2nd phase.


    The Squad (ratings)

    Here's my preferred 1st eleven atm.

    GK - Thiago Maia
    DR - Luca D'Andrea
    DC - Igor
    DC - Raoul Esseboom
    DL - Kristijan Lukacic
    DMC- Stefan Ilsanker
    MC - Pedro Carvalho
    MC - Thiaguinho
    AMC- Walter Portugal
    SC - Ralf Christ
    SC - Lapa


    No one really blew my mind this season, but Ralf Christ was probably our most important player. Lukacic, D'Andrea and Thiaguinho had a good first season. I also like that Ralf Christ has gone from 8 acceleration to 11 since I signed him 2 seasons ago. Not sure if it's the individual focus on quickness or his regular training schedule that's done it, but I like it. Hopefully with a slightly longer pitch at home next season him and Lapa can really shine. If I can manage to keep them that is.


    The Club
    Financially we're doing worse every year. £700k in red now. I cut our staff wages with £100k+ but that didn't do much apparently. Average attendance went down around 600 to 2,438 this season, so I guess that's part of it. If my board don't up the wage budget on the league reset I'm gonna lose Stefan Ilsanker as his contract is running out and I can only offer him £85 of the £500+ he's gonna expect atm. That's the only key player we'll lose though, but everyone but 2 players have just one year left on their contract, so I have some decisions to make. Sell or let them run out basically, unless my board magically raise the budget by a few £k.

    From the top division Estoril is coming back down and are taking Gil Vicente with them. Their 3 best payed players combined earn more than our entire wage budget, so I would expect them to do well unless they lose a lot of players in the summer. Also, in case anyone is wondering, in the top division FC Porto and SL Benfica have won the league 2 times each in the last 4 seasons. No one has managed to get into the top 3 but the big 3 so far.


    Code:
    CLUB HISTORY
    
    SEASON	LEAGUE	POS.	TACA		L-CUP		Europe		NOTES
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    12/13	2DC	1st	4th round	-		- 		Promoted
    13/14	2L	3rd	5th round	1st phase	-		So close...
    14/15	2L	3rd	4th round	2nd phase	-		Deja vu...
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    Portuguese Second Division (Central) - 12/13

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    Unlucky with promotion Ohanzee

    Some new players signed

    DC - Kamil Bolel - I think defence is one of the key problems with my team, so hopefully this guy can make a bit of a difference
    DR - Zafer Aydogdu - Another defender as DR seems to be one of the weakest spots in my team
    ML - Erdinc Karakas - Despite having two fairly good left sided midfielders, it was another place i felt needed to be a bit better, got this guy on loan
    ST - Furkan Aydin - And finally the striker, hopefully he can work well with Ederniz. This guy though, seems to think he is the best player at the club now and he probably is, just hope it doesn't affect the other players. He is a former Fenerbahce player.
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    Sorry Ohanzee, every time I think of Casa Pia this comes up in my mind... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casa_Pi..._abuse_scandal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    danger_mouse - I'm horrible at those to. Only tried twice so far though. Once in the demo, as Manchester United. At the start of that season I said I thought we were good enough to win the league and 90% of the squad went from superb to good or below in morale. Nani went from superb to abysmal and never recovered in the half season I played. The 2nd time was in this save, and I don't wanna talk about it.
    Hahaha i think i need some advice on how to do team meetings, as it could turn a season around.

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    I found that going in, saying what I actually think, and then listening to the Captain was a good start (Oh and be calm, or Passionate, never aggressive or assertive at the start lol.

    Also 2nd last game of the season, I finally saw why I am paying him €1,200 p/w - Check out the cross from Grosjean to set-up the goal.

    Edit: New link for Goal (Higher Quality) - Should be able to watch in HD
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    I might start a new game just to mess about with the meetings to get my head round it

    Oh and my board have injected £475k into the club, but we are still in debt, £722k in debt.

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    Mafino - I read that already before I started, sad story, but nothing at all to do with the football club. Didn't really see any need to bring it up in here, and not really sure what you hope to accomplish by doing it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Mafino - I read that already before I started, sad story, but nothing at all to do with the football club. Didn't really see any need to bring it up in here, and not really sure what you hope to accomplish by doing it either.
    I'm with Ohanzee​ on this one, not really sure why it is needed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    I found that going in, saying what I actually think, and then listening to the Captain was a good start (Oh and be calm, or Passionate, never aggressive or assertive at the start lol.

    Also 2nd last game of the season, I finally saw why I am paying him €1,200 p/w - Check out the cross from Grosjean to set-up the goal.

    Edit: New link for Goal (Higher Quality) - Should be able to watch in HD
    Heh, thats a bold little flick to set up that goal!

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    What a start to the new season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amethyst21 View Post
    Heh, thats a bold little flick to set up that goal!
    Brilliant for this level right? :P He has been pretty good since I brought him in in January. One of the stars of my squad...

    Season finished, EoS Report to follow...at some point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    What a start to the new season
    WOW! Now that is a crazy start, good luck going onwards from there.

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    Torpedo Armavir - End Of Season Report 12/13

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    Well as previously mentioned the league form before the Winter Break went from very poor to very good in a short amount of time and it meant that with less than half the season to go after the break we were sat at a comfortable position 5 points above relegation. The season after the break started off with a mixture of results but more positive than negative, however, we decided that for the run in to the end of the season we would go on a horrendous losing streak. Of the last 10 games we lost 7, 5 of which were in a row and in the last 6 games, this was mainly due to the lack of putting the ball in the back of the net. This run meant that on the last day of the season we were only 3 points away from the last relegation spot and we were playing the team one place below us and on the same points as us. Of course with such a run at our backs I assumed the worst until I looked and saw that the only team that could catch us out of relegation were playing top of the league and already promoted Krylja Sovetov. We went 1-0 up early on with a striker getting his first of the season before being pegged back and for the rest of the game being on the back foot, however, as the board went up for added time a corner was whipped in and we made it 2-1 to end the league on a high note.

    Finances

    One of the main problems I think I may face as manager is that money is a major issue, I am constantly just over the wage budget but despite this we have lost over £1M almost all from wages. My main GK retired from professional football but doesn't mind playing semi-pro still, however, I can't keep him because I can't offer him semi-pro terms, the sub GK also left because I didn't play him as well as about 10 others, although this didn't bring my budget down enough so I will still have to wait until the transfer window in order to get rid of someone just to sign a GK.

    Players - (Transfers)

    Just as at the Winter Break two men deserve a special mention:
    Welkinho - Was the top goalscorer and only player to reach double figures, also was lead assist with 3 more than the next player and had the most MoM awards, with 5 more than his nearest rival. Almost certainly the best player in the team and I am thankful that I have at least one striker that score regularly.
    Igor Lutovinov - Joint second top goalscorer from DC which doesn't say a lot about my strikers when he only managed 6 goals, solid defender throughout.

    It bodes well that both these players are young and might have a few more years in them for me before moving on or hopefully I will be able to take them where they will ultimately want to go.

    The players that came in the January Transfer Window:
    Rumen Kostov - Bulgarian U19, he only played a small part in the latter part of the season because he was first away as he was struggling to adapt and when he came back the foreign player rule dicated when I could give him time.
    Tomas Cizek - Vetern winger who managed 4 assists in 14 games but tended to drift out of games easily.
    Pavel Mogilevskiy - A good centre back that got 2 on his debut then got injured, played a few games after his injury but didn't shine.
    Tchocomar Sidibe - Very promising youngster, brought in on a trial and was immediately told that he was our best centre mid, played the first few games he was with the club then requested a leave of absence because he was struggling to adapt.

    The major problem with the team is the strikers, the record they have is utter rubbish. Collectively they have 84 starts, 28 sub appearances and only 22 goals, considering 11 of those goals came from one player and another got 6 it really makes a mockery of the 7 strikers I have.

    Cup

    I got knocked out in the first game I played which occured before I had even played a pres-season friendly, not sure I would have wanted a run anyway because of the ridiculous scheduling that goes on. Before the Winter Break a game is played every Saturday and Wednesday without fail so where they fit them in I couldn't begin to imagine.

    Other

    The youth candidates did not look good but I signed a few in positions that may be useful in the future for cover. The club is massively in debt. The club has 1,463 season ticket holders and an average attendance of 2,899 which is promising as the capacity is only 5000.

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    So going into the 2 weeks off for the Xmas break we've played the four big teams in the league - Barcelona B, Real Sociedad B (thought they were racing Santander B), Osasuna B and Bilbao Athletic. Beat both Osasuna and Bilbao 2-1 and 2-0 respectively, got a 2-2 draw away at Barcelona B when we should have won and lost 1-0 to Real Sociedad B.

    Oh and here's a look at the League Table.

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    Lusitânia Açores - 2013/14 Season Summary



    News in Brief

    Finances - £182,275
    Transfers
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    In Depth

    Finances - Another season of losing money. I'm not entirely surprised. I never make any money at this time. Thankfully the board are quite nice in occasionally pumping some cash in to help with the running costs.

    Transfers - Not helped this season by my board deciding to be pretty tight (I realise I've said different above, but seriously! £35 p/w!). But still, we put together a decent squad.

    League

    Fascinating season. We started off mediocrely. Heading into December we were sitting in mid-table. Looking unlikely to get relegated with some solid, unspectacular form. However, I don't know what changed then. I lost to Farense on December 1st. It would be our last. Between then and the end of the season we would win 18 and draw 6 in an unbeaten run of 24 games. Meaning we are yet to lost in 2014. This form saw us rise steadily up the table, eventually hitting top spot, eventually tying up the league win with one game to spare, a game we won 6-1! That saw us through to the play offs where we would face the winners of the Central and North sections. The first game saw us draw, we won the final three games to see us top this mini-league and head into the Second League. First promotion = DONE!

    Squad

    Joao Nuno - A pretty decent season for a man earning £35 p/w. First choice all season, and actually played pretty well.

    Alex Kakuba - Back up player. Did a decent job when called upon.

    Bruno - First choice left back. Not sure he's got what it takes to make it at a higher level. But we'll see what I've got to play with.

    Ramon - I signed a Brazilian but soon found myself with a Maltese international. Started the season behind Daniel in the pecking order, but pushed past him and never looked back, I'm hopeful he might be good enough for the league above.

    Alan - Tower of strength at the back. His ability in the air was useful at set pieces, both defensive and attacking. He's one who, if the gap isn't too big, might be capable of performing in the league above.

    Daniel - Still see him as a decent player, but unfortunately he fell behind his rivals. Useful to have around.

    Antonio Marcos - Main man at right back and the team's captain, he played well on the whole. Unsure of his future I'm afraid.

    Januario - Left winger who spent a chunk of the season on the right to cover for an injured Catarino.

    Diego Barrios - Technically gifted but physically weak, I'm wavering on this lad's future.

    Ricardo Catarino - He's not the most gifted player and misses some seemingly easy chances, if he could finish properly he'd have hit 15 goals this season. Still, he played well and did his job when needed.

    Diego - Back up for the first half of the season, lost out on that role to Lima after he arrived in January.

    Lima - Brought in on loan, I think he's a talented player, if possible I'd look to get him back next season.

    Robson - Excellent player in the middle of the park. Missed the last five weeks of the regular season, but returned in time for the playoffs. I'd like to think there's a role for him next season.

    Oluwatosin Michael - Cheap back up to Robson. Did a decent enough job when needed. Saw us through the last few weeks to get us into the playoffs.

    Lucas - Leading scorer. Hit a fantastic run of form mid-season that galvanised our push to the top of the league. I have a feeling he can cut it in the league above.

    Pedro Costa - Scored crucial goals. A pity he's another with no pace, but he will be here next season barring budget constraints.

    Andre Goncalo - Turned up for the last few games when Lucas was injured and saw us through to the play offs. Well done Andre...

    Cup

    We won two games in the cup, reaching the third round. The board were pleased.

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    Have a new striker, but he won't arrive until January. Scored 20 goals in this league last season, so hopefully he can do similar when he joins me.

    Well done Flashman and PRDH on staying up and getting promoted

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    Great season there PRDH

    Great to see Carsten Kammlott still here who I even took on as a sub in the CL final on the last game. He's also scored a lot in pre-season. Made a lot of signings and still got 20k left in my wage budget. Might save it for next season.

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    Excellent season PRDH
    Looks like a quality striker there Charles
    Looking promising there Almondo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    WOW! Now that is a crazy start, good luck going onwards from there.
    Things have been going badly since

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    LLR - Sweet assist! I like all those new animations they've added to 3D. Dunno if that's one of them, but I haven't seen anything like it before at least.
    Charlesbeams - Awesome away win! This is the season, I can feel it! Öztürk looks very promising. *edit* D'oh, didn't see your last post before posting, I'm confident you can turn it around though.
    Flashman - Tough season, but good job staying clear off those bottom 5. Hopefully you can find some better strikers and push upwards next season.
    Almondo - Looking good Almondo! Can those "B" teams be promoted or would you still go up if you finished behind them? Best not to take any chances, go for the title!
    PRDH - Awesome season! That's quite a turn around from 12th last year. Really well done, and congrats! Good luck at the next level!
    minisav - Good luck in the coming season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    I'm with Ohanzee​ on this one, not really sure why it is needed here.
    If you grow up and Casa Pia is in the news every day then you can't really ignore it. Just stating opinion. Is that not what forums are for?

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    3 games in I'm joint top with 7 points. Only conceded once. Just lost my two first choice strikers in that 3rd match though. Got back-ups so should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amethyst21
    Looking promising there Almondo
    Thanks Amethyst, TBH i'm quite astonished how well I've had the team playing this season.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Almondo - Looking good Almondo! Can those "B" teams be promoted or would you still go up if you finished behind them? Best not to take any chances, go for the title!
    All four of those teams can go up to the Liga Adelante so I'm going for the title. The thing is looking at the League and so on even winning the title doesn't mean automatic promotion. I think we have to play a pair of playoff games between the winners of the four leagues at this level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Charlesbeams - Awesome away win! This is the season, I can feel it! Öztürk looks very promising. *edit* D'oh, didn't see your last post before posting, I'm confident you can turn it around though.
    I was thinking the same after my first 2 games, but it's not going well now, can hardly score at all. Will be great when Ozturk arrives, but he'll probably end up being a flop too. There are currently pitch problems too which could be affecting results, but no way i can change them as we have no money

    This cup match coming up will hopefully raise morale a bit, as well as the team meeting i just had which went well. (won 5-2, but it went to extra time, it all changed when my young striker made his return from injury, hopefully he can change things in the league too)
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    Reserve striker scores in a 1-0 home win vs Sandhausen who were also top. Top of the league on my own by 2 points Closely followed by my FM10 team Darmstadt!

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    Thanks guys!

    In the continuing fight of me v wage budget, the board increase the total budget by £400 p/w while also taking the club professional meaning all players I sign now want a load more money. Grr....

    Still, if we didn't want a challenge we wouldn't be here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafino View Post
    If you grow up and Casa Pia is in the news every day then you can't really ignore it. Just stating opinion. Is that not what forums are for?
    Honestly, no I don't think this particular forum is for that kind of discussion or opinion. But I guess I'll just have to find a new club then. Can't really see myself enjoying this save at all now. So job well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Honestly, no I don't think this particular forum is for that kind of discussion or opinion. But I guess I'll just have to find a new club then. Can't really see myself enjoying this save at all now. So job well done!
    I completely agree Ohanzee, and this has slightly annoyed me. I hope you find a new club and have success there, and get the enjoyment back.

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    This is NOT GOOD.

    Clyde Losses
    Clyde goes Semi-Pro

    Will have a hard time finding players to sign as they must be on part time contracts. We will get through our second season but when contracts come up for renewal, I'm screwed. Better make some money.
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    2012/13 F.C. Pampilhosa Start of Challenge Post

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    Manager screenshots, backstory etc to follow in edit tomorrow

    This is our stadium though...



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    Wasn't really my intention to annoy you. In hindsight I shouldn't have mentioned it. Good luck with your next club

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    Exclamation End of Season 2012/13 What a Roller Coaster

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    Agrupación Deportiva Parla

    Segunda División B3
    End of Season 2012/13
    What a Roller Coaster


    The Season

    In Brief

    Predicted: 20th
    Actual: 6th (Graph)
    Cup: Not Entered
    Manager: Des Tiny - History
    Season Tickets: 1500 (NC [Avg Att: 2784])
    Finances: €550k (78th in ESP [NC])
    Transfers: 2012/13 - 33 In (€0) 32 Out (€13k) 2 Loaned (€0)
    Squad: First Squad, Under 19s & Loanees

    General News

    Financially we lost a huge sum of money this year, the board invested €354k throughout the season to keep us afloat, I did spend a large time over wage budget, so I can probably except a lot of the blame for this. I will be working to stay under it in the new season, with 3 players retiring and a couple leaving the wages should drop off now. I am going to target to not spend more than 1/11th of my budget on each position. Motivation came and went during the season, it was related partly to the loss straight after my mid season update, but also a 2 month injury to my number 1 centre back and my realisation that I had absolutely no cover for the position. A team meeting got the motivation back up and then the team started to gel again.

    The League

    A complete roller-coaster of a season, we started off brilliantly and by halfway we were sitting near the top of the league and looked a great shot at the title or at the least into the playoffs. After 19 games we were sitting in 2nd place, we had 4 losses, 3 draws and a stunning 12 wins, the effort was shown by the 3:0 effort at Conquense, & 5:1 vs Avila. Then after the break we had Dumast go down for 7 weeks with an MCL strain, that was basically the beginning of the fall, a streak of injuries and suspensions saw the morale start to drop, and it seemed like we were going to plummet towards relegation. Over the next 13 games we managed just a single win, 5 draws and 7 losses, which saw us drop to our lowest ever position in the league of 8th. The terrible run was defined by results like the 0:8 thrashing at Orihuela, and the 3:5 loss vs Castilla. I was worried that we weren't going to be able to break the run, but I ended up calling a team meeting and asking them to pick their heads up and show the league what we could do, well the next game out defined what a difference a bit of morale could do. We met Huracan Valencia, and after just 12 minutes we led 3 nil, and carried on from there to a final result of 6:3 (Record for goals in a game), the next game we downed Zaragoza "B" 5:3, 4 wins in our final 6 games meant we managed to climb back up to 6th place, somewhat respectable, but we were left to rue, what could've been.

    Overachievers: AD Parla
    Signing of Season: Runner-up: Dumast (€0)

    Fixtures 1-19
    Fixtures 20-38
    Player Stats
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    Cup

    We weren't entered in any cup competitions this season, but will be looking forward to them in the new year.

    Fixtures

    The Players

    Squad Stats

    Keepers

    Trevi (ESP) - He really was not amazing, it looked early on like he was up to the level for this team, but after his food poisoning he never looked like coming right again. I feel he is the reason we conceded soo many goals. Will be looking to replace this later in the offseason.

    Jose Sa (POR)

    Defenders

    Guilliaume Dumast (FRA) - The other star signing of the season was also from France, he scored from corners a fair bit, but he was also amazing at the back, when he went out for 7 weeks we fell apart, I hope he can stay together for the new season and we will be solid with him at the back. 30(0) 18G 1A.

    Juan Francisco Aranda (ESP) - He started as the back-up right back, but he stepped in during an injury and ran the spot since then, he was solid on defense, but also suffered when Dumast was injured. 0G 1A.

    Rodolfo Simoes (POR) - Like Aranda he started on the bench as a back-up, but he quickly overtook those infront of him and has been a good signing for the club. Working with Dumast & Aranda they are the core of a back line that really needs a fourth member. 29(5) 0G 2A.

    Steeven Willems (BEL) - Not the best 2nd centre defender, but he was solid enough. His average rating is ruined by the period where he was the only player we had who was any good at the back, and he was lined up alongside some youngsters. 20(0) 5G 0A.

    Carlos De la Vega (ESP)
    Nuno Malheiro (POR)

    Midfielders

    Fran Moreno (ESP) - One of the old hands of our team this season, he played as the lead midfielder all season and showed some real skill in missing only one game and managing to play some great through balls, likely captain candidate in new season. 37(0) 3G 9A.

    Andre Gomes
    (POR) - The youngster was solid in the midfield, but he really didn't do anything spectacular. I don't actually expect too much from the more defensive minded midfielder, but he was good when called upon. 22(1) 0G 1A.

    Franck Grosjean (FRA) - This was one of my signings of the season, he came in and took control of the right side of the park, he was excellent even through our period of terrible results. Some excellent assists as evidenced here, and a good eye for goal as well. 16(0) 6G 9A.

    Taygun Kuru (TUR) - He came to the club in January and was part of the period where we got smoked, but he still performed to a good level for me, I am looking forward to seeing what he can do going forward, especially because he has the capability on the left or centre. 19(0) 2G 7A.

    Manu (ESP) - He played well in the first half of the season, but he was comfortably replaced in the middle of the season by Grosjean, and I was contemplating whether I should re-sign him or not, when he made the decision for me by deciding to retire. 24(3) 5G 14A.

    Alessio Innocenti (ARG)
    Juanma (ESP)
    Quique (ESP)
    Ricardo Alves (POR)
    Strikers

    Cristo Marrero (ESP) - He was our target man for much of the season, he spent 18 hours without a goal, and I was thinking about selling him at the end of the season, then he was injured once more and that decided it, will not be re-signed. He did manage to do pretty well infront of goal while he played. 31(0) 13G 7A.

    Miguel Herlein (POR) - He came into the squad in January as a bit of a hunt around for a better goal scorer, and he did exactly what I wanted, he scored on his debut, then scored a couple of braces through the end of the season. A perfect poacher for the side. 17(0) 12G 3A.

    Emrah Yetgin (TUR) - One of the substitutes, he got a little annoyed at being on the bench, but he will be looking at a bit more time next season after his effort in the final games. 6(9) 3G 4A.

    Kirill Veltsin (RUS)
    Memo (ESP)

    Stars on Loan

    None Important

    The Youth

    The Results

    Not Entered this Season

    Table
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    The Youth Stars

    Goalkeepers

    None

    Defenders

    Jose Luis Ramos (ESP) - This youngster was signed as a bit of cover as he was cheap, likely to star on as one of the few back-ups who stepped up and did their job solidly even if he wasn't amazing.

    Midfielders

    Angel - YP1 (ESP) - The youth product plays best as a defensive mid, I will be working on trying to make him a bit of a star.

    Luis (ESP) - Didn't really do much, but is cheap on wages with a bit of potential.

    Strikers

    Ivan Vilches - YP1a (ESP) - The second youth product is a Poacher, likely to be trained on finishing and then possibly get his shot.



    The History

    A Statistic in the Spotlight
    This section will highlight one club leaderboard, and show the top 10, plus the best of the current crop.



    With Fran Moreno featuring in all bar one game this season, the only one he missed was because of a suspension for yellow cards. Leading from the middle of the park he was more consistent than our goalkeeper.

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    | 2012/13 |  2DB3  | Start, Preseason, Midseason, End of Season |
    | 2013/14 |  2DB3  | Youth, Preseason, Midseason, End of Season | 
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    | Season  | Division | Position |       Cups       | Europe |  Comments  |
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    | 2012/13 |   2DB3   |    6th   |        NA        |   NA   |    None    |
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    The Future

    In Brief

    Odds:
    Predicted: 15th
    My Aim: Playoffs
    Expectations: Avoid Relegation
    Transfer Budget: €0
    Wage Budget: €12.25k
    Youth: Angel
    Signings: Ricardo Vignalli (Free), Anthony Marin (Free), Bogdan Moldovan (Free)
    Transfers Out: Manu, Juanma, Cristo Marrero, Javi Delgado, Memo, Carlos De la Vega,

    Vignalli was signed as a new partner for Herlein upfront, he has already joined, but I couldn't register him so is yet to play for us. I managed to fill what I saw as our biggest issues a second central defender in Marin, and a new goalkeeper, yes he is supposedly only as good as our current, but he has the potential going forward, exactly what I need. I am currently 1,600 over wage budget, as it dropped more than 2k in the offseason, so hoping to sell the fringe players and get some cheaper replacements, but believe my starting line-up is now strong enough to gain promotion.

    Confidence in me, Fans love the style of Football:

    Which has led to a contract extension for me through til 2015.

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    Nice update LLR. Like the look of Moldovan, should be a good keeper I think

    As for myself. Lets just say the Premier League has been...rather difficult, the top sides are putting out B teams against me and absolutely crushing me. For example Porto just outshot me 24-2 (only 6 on target for Porto saved me from a crushing defeat). It is absolutely men against boys when its the top teams. Fortunately it appears that some of the sides around me are *really* bad, so there is a possibility of staying up. I also have this striker coming in January, so I'm hoping he's able to fire me into 14th for survival

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    Hi I am joining this challenge if thats ok? I have taken over Turkish club Hacettepe SK. Here are my manager profile and club profile screens. If I need to post anything else could somebody please let me know, I am new to this . I hopefully will do a much better in depth summary at the end of the season

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    Welcome Mattie, that looks perfect to me, good luck with Hacettepe...

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    Good season LLR.

    And good luck Mattie

    I've managed to have at least 10 shots per game I think so far and we are dominating just not putting away chances. Ah well, hopefully we can continue grinding out points.

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    Seregno, Serie C2-A, Season 2012-13
    Table : Graph : Squad : Transfers : Finances


    League
    We had a poor start to the league as we struggled to score goals and therefore struggled to pick up points. This meant we were stuck in and around the relegation and playouts positions. Thankfully after changing a couple of players and where they played we were able to improve morale and gradually moved up the table as a result. In the end we finished comfortably in mid table in 10th place. A sign of our improvement was that halfway through the season we were 10 points of the playoff spots and we finished the season 12 points off therefore showing our second half of the season was much better.

    Serie C Cup

    We qualified from the group stage of this cup as as the best third placed team. Unfortunately we didn't get much further as we went out in the 1st Round.

    Players

    GK - Emanuele Bianchi - One of our best players this season as he did well all season and finish with a high average rating.
    DR - Valentino Ostieri - First choice right back, played well did pick up a couple of minor injuries.
    DC - Giovanni Iodice - A rock at the heart of our defence, quality player.
    DC - Carlo Scalera - Solid defender who i switched between DC and DL.
    DL - Daniel D'Isidoro - Young and with a lot of potential, played at DL once i had moved Scalera to DC.
    DMC - Francesco Giraldi and Guerino Stella - 2 very good players who i rotated at DMC. Was expecting more from Giraldi due to his experience but in the end i was more impresed with my username sake Stella who did really well despite his young age.
    MC - Manuel Bonacina - Bonacina was the main player used at MC, however he i did drop him early on in the season when our results were't going our way. Did ok when he came back into the team.
    AMR - Davide Arigo - Over the course of the whole season Davide was certainly our best performer. He contributed both goals and assists and had a high average rating. No wonder he was voted our Fans Player of the Year.
    AML - Alessadro Prandi - Prandi was our most used left winger. He didn't score many but did contribute in terms of assists.
    ST - Daniele Nohman - Started the season at left wing and didn't show what i expected but improved when i moved him up alongside Spampatti.
    ST - Christian Spampatti - After a very slow start to life at Seregno (Didn't score in his first dozen games) he certainly improved and easily ended the season as our top goalscorer which also included a goal from within our own half.

    Other players(over 10+ starts)
    Tommaso Guarino
    Salvatore Rametta
    Fabrizio Carboni


    Next Season
    I am looking to at least achieve a playoff spot in the upcoming season and i hope promotion. I have let several players go and brought many in which has put me a bit over the wage budget so the pressure is on to do well in the league. I'm not how how it works with which teams play on Series C2/A and C2/B as we have now been moved to play in Serie C2/B.

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    Good luck to all the participants. I'd get my save going when I have the time in a few weeks, not even bought the game because it'll just sit there

    Especially good luck to those managing in Turkey as it's a bit tiresome in the lowest division when you are not storming it. Nearly all of the top half finishes in 5-8 points difference, making the last few weeks a rather disturbing experience if you are not at your best performance in April/May. On the other hand though, 2nd tier allows you to buy 2 foreigners, though they have to be U23 I believe, meaning you can build around them for a promotion push in a year or two. Back to back promotions might be available depending on the teams in 2nd tier. Most are not that powerful than the 3rd tier teams but some ex-premier teams melt faces so to speak. Premier Division is easier with your available foreign quota I'd say. You can easily survive it if you can get a decent core in the team and get them to gel quickly. Pushing for top half is not that hard as well as teams tend to fall hard every few years in Turkey, consistency is not a word you can hear too often here.

    Your worst experiences will come in Europe though. You have the freedom to sign any number of foreigners (at least it's what is the rule in real life, not sure for the game) but you can only play 6 of them every week, meaning a hard duty of man management awaits you if you sign a lot to be successful in Europe. Add the fact that the top 3 teams in Turkey or European mid tablers will be all over your star players when you are starting to push further. So good luck to you all, you'll need it.

    Amethyst21, that Abimael guy looks like an excellent prospect for that league I'd say. If you stay up and manage to get a few more like him, you may as well push higher in no time.
    LLR, Excellent updates as usual Des. It'll be a big surprise for me if your squad fails to get promotion somehow.
    StellaF1, keep going mate. Playoffs are definitely on the cards for you I'd say.
    Long Islander, Gutted to see you've turned semi-pro and this is the first time I have seen a club go back to cut losses
    TanO, Yay! One more stadia without an athletics track. Though that one looks like a running track for horses me thinks Good luck in Portugal.

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    I wish some of the team talk options were worded better, things like "go out there and impress me" don't really do a lot, would prefer something like "you can win today" or something similar and the "do it for the fans" one never seems to help either.

    As for my game, things have turned around a little now, but i'll get the forum curse again soon no doubt.
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    So, as you know (because I keep moaning about it), wage budget is something of an issue for me. I thought I'd go to my board and ask for a parent club, you know, someone who can loan us players without us paying wages, to save money. They come back saying they don't want to rely on loan players. If you don't want me to loan players - give me some money to spend on players' wages. Grumble...

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    Two promising youth players just arrived with the youth candidates, only real problem is their physical stats, hopefully they can improve them though.

    AMRC - Erhan Erdem
    ST - Ustun Dinc
    Last edited by Charlesbeams; 26-10-2011 at 13:04.

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    hope a get paid tomorrow so a can start this challenge will be hopeing to get clyde

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    Heaps of players just left that were awful as their contracts were ending. Have 20k p/w spare now Not sure what I can add to the team bar maybe a very good striker. Hmm.

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    minisav - Damn you! You have ten times my entire wage budget spare!
    Charlesbeams - Decent prospects there. As you say, if they can improve their pace they'll be very useful players to have about.
    tommy1872 - Welcome aboard in advance!

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    Sorry PRDH. Used a bit of that to sign a new GK prospect and a new striker. Best striker in my team and he scores a double on his debut. He had 5 goals in 4 appearances for his old club before I signed him so I know we have someone who can score!

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    2012/13 F.C. Pampilhosa Start of Challenge Post

    Ricardo Chimenez tempted out of retirement

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    Ricardo Chimenez has been appointed manager at newly promoted F.C. Pampilhosa, who play their football at the 1000 capacity Campo Germano Godinho. A tiny club with big ambitions, the club is currently valued at £55k.

    As expected there is no trasfer budget this season and the wage budget is £3k per week, but I'll try to keep it at £2k a week if possible.

    The squad is limited and number 1 priority has to be a new goalkeeper. That said they have 3 decent strikers with potential and current captain Fernando is good defender but at 38 surely this will be his last season.

    My good young strikers -
    Luis Pedrosa
    Pedro Costa
    Alexander Jakubov

    Time for the hard work to begin !

    Goals for next season :
    Stay Up

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    2011-2012    FC Pampilhosa   2nd Division Central

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    First loss int he 7th match of the season. Have since won 4-0, 3-0 & 3-1. Sit top by 3 points after 10 games.

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    Afyonkarahisarspor - End of Season 2013/14
    Squad | Club Info | Finances


    League: (Finished 2nd)
    If only i'd won a few more games, i could have easily took top spot and not had to go through the play-offs once again. Overall i was pleased with the league season though.

    Play-offs: (Lost in Quarter Final)
    It's happened again, losing in the play-off, didn't even get to the semi-final this time round, really annoyed at it. I expect if it happens next season, i'll be angry. 1st season i wasn't too unhappy as i wasn't even expecting to reach it. 2nd was disappointed as i thought i could have made it. 3rd i really thought i would have done it.

    Turkish Cup: (Lost in 2nd Round)
    First round was simple and we almost reached the 3rd round but we lost out on penalties.

    Transfers
    Brought in a few players, but clearly it wasn't enough. But i'm happy enough with the contribution most of them made. Really need to think about the positions i'm lacking in and get better ones in for next season.

    Overall
    Overall i'm really annoyed that i havn't got promoted, but glad i've still got another chance, surely only so many more until they expect me to win the league. Finances are still bad, but we just got a new sponsorship deal, but that won't help loads really, need a takeover or something.

    The plus is that i've gained a position in the league again, hopefully meaning i'll be 1st next season.

    As you can probably tell, i don't take my time too much

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    12/13        Turkish Div.2    4th     3rd Round    ------     Reaching Play-off Quarter Finals
    13/14        Turkish Div.2    3rd     2nd Round    ------     Reaching Play-off Semi Finals
    14/15        Turkish Div.2    2nd     2nd Round    ------     Reaching Play-off Quarter Finals

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    Charlesbeams - that's seriously unlucky mate. based on your form though you'll be top next season. good luck mate.
    LLR - solid season there mate, though i can understand the frustration. got a couple of players you have so interesting to see how they have played. struggling to get some game time in at moment so progress isn't great for me yet.
    TanO - good to have you back in the challenge. good luck mate.
    StellaF1 - good second half to the season. hopefully you can carry that through next season.
    PRDH - feel your pain on the wages front. still i guess that's what makes the job a challenge...

    if i haven't mentioned you sorry - this thread is so popular right now!!

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    Gutted Charles

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    Currently searching the transfermarket to strengthen my Citta di Pontedera team in front of the new season in Serie C2/A. Found a few good ones, but the consoritum that succesfully bought the club last spring didn't increase the wage budget at all so it's difficult to sign first team players AND backups. Reading through as I prepare the screenshots for my 2013/2014 preseason-report I wonder; How do I make these handy dropboxes in wich I can document my progress from year to year?

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    Really unlucky there Charlesbeam hopefully promotion is yours next season.

    Also here's the best goal I've seen scored on my game so far



    HD in full screen

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    Four games to go and im two points off a play-off spot, not to sure if we'll make it tho.

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    My expectations are Play-offs this season, so i'm guessing if things don't go well then it'll be Winner the season after, i don't want to give up on this, but i fear if it takes too long i probably will.

    1005 season ticket holders not much more than before, but at least it's in the 1000s now

    Edit: why can't my strikers score this season, 4 draws in first 4 games, just 3 goals scored.
    Last edited by Charlesbeams; 26-10-2011 at 22:00.

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    Half way point. 6 point lead with a game in hand. Only lost twice and drawn twice so far. Solid defence have only conceded 11 in 19 games. Very chuffed with that. 9 goals in 11 starts for the late signing I made. Definitely worth the 85k I paid.

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    Unlucky Charlesbeams I'd bet my whole betfair account on your promo next season though !

    Here's the nicest goal I've scored so far. He'll never manage that again... he's my 5th choice out of 5 Midfielders !

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    Hey everyone.

    I think I will try this challenge again. I have been doing some holidaying in Italy, but I still have not decided which team I will pick. At the moment it looks like I'm going to go for Acqui though. I have recently been reading about the baroque towns of Noto Valley, so it would be nice to manage Noto, but the club has such a low reputation its practically impossible for them to be promoted from Serie D.

    If someone is interested, I have Italian league saves (date 29th June 2012) I could upload that have a bit more unlikely clubs available for managing. Albese, Cantù San Paolo, Castel Rigone, Flaminia CivitaCastellana, Ischia, Legnago, Orvietana, Rudianese and Vis Pesaro, to mention a few. The saves have large 12.0.0 DB, all Italian players & players from top European and South American clubs. In case someone has interest, PM me so I don't miss your post.

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    Academico de Viseu F.C. 2014-2015 Season Report

    League
    : This was our first season in the top flight, and it was always going to be a season filled with many losses. I took advantage of our newly found top flight status and ability to scout the world to find some young prospects to bolster the squad. A couple were found but it was generally the players from the Second League that helped up survive in the top flight. Someone on here pointed out that there isn't much different between the top sides in the Second League and the lower Premier Division clubs and they were right, teams like Beira-Mar and Feirense were no better than us, and in the case of Setubal they were far, far worse. Would have taken 14th so getting 13th is overachieving . Graph

    This image shows how far out of our depth we are against the top sides. They have 20x our budget!

    When playing against the top sides, and even the top half sides like Braga or Naval, we had little chance of taking anything from the game, so we basically just set up shop and hoped for the best. It rarely came up for us. We did manage to ride our luck and beat Benfica once though, which was nice. Sent 47,000 fans home unhappy .

    Cups : We went out meekly in both, really early. Let us focus on the league, but meant that I lacked the ability to play some of the young prospects I signed.

    Key Players:
    Vracevic : Now by far the best player at the club, a true midfield general. There are EPL teams sniffing around him and he has a minimum release clause of 2.3 million, for which I'd be happy to let him go as he is way to good for the club. He's never moaned about wanting to go to a bigger club and for that I'm a huge fan of him. In a memorable game against Leiria he bagged a hat-trick as we won 4-0. A great player
    Abdou : Has now played in three divisions for Viseu and looks likely to be at the club for a while at least. Solid, is unspectacular
    Simoes : Another that has made the run through three divisions, I'd like to be replacing him at some point. He's okay, but cannot be a regular first XI player for even a mid table team
    Assis : Has the no1 jersey...but for how long? He's decent and can probably keep us in the division, but has to be upgraded at some point
    Paulo : A new signing but really didn't live up to expectations.
    Uzun : The winger with a funny name was the first choice left winger for us, when fit.
    Leitao : Top goalscorer and remains first choice striker despite me trying to find others to take his place. Scores the most ugly goals (defenders clearing it off him and into the net etc..). On the favored personnel at Viseu and is a key player for the club, despite mediocre attributes
    Krivokapic : Best defender at the club, was only derailed by a seperated shoulder caused by a collision in training with one of our backup strikes Chipped in 4 goals which is a nice return from a defender
    Anvar : The man with the unpronounceable last name was the club's record signing (26k! really splashing the cash...) and was.... HORRIBLE. Improved slightly at the end of the year, but I don't know if he'll be a the club for much longer (I also should fire the scout that recommended him....)
    Olivieri : I have a weakness for signing Canadians, but this one looks like he could make himself useful at Viseu, plays in the midfield and after complaining about not being in the first team, I told him to prove that he could cut it at this level, and that he did, making himself (along with Abdou and Vracevic) the 3 midfielders in the middle for Viseu.

    Transfers : Most on a free, many of them failed to make an impact on the first team.
    Finances : Could be worse. Home games with the Big 3 make a recognizable impact on the finances.
    Attendance : We have very good attendance for the division which is pretty interesting. Helpful in the financial department as well.
    Facilities : Pretty threadbare, and really lacking the finances to make improvements
    Youth : Signed a couple, but no one appears to have a shot at breaking the first team

    Next season: Survive again, and hope to build a foundation on which to go forward on. If Vracevic is sold, will need to find a good midfielder to replace him as we really lack quality in the center of the park. Other than that it's going to be playing 4-5-1 and hoping to nick goals on the counter. It's going to be a long build before we can even think about mid table, or Europe. I'm enjoying the save, however its depressing to go into games knowing that it's a good result to lose only 2-0.

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    Well done on the survival Amethyst. Yuo stayed up and that's the most important thing for the first season in the top flight plus you got a result over one of the big boys.

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    Peña Sport F.C season Review 2013/14
    Final Position 1st
    League, Position Graph, Squad, Finances, Transfers

    League

    The League was a shock for me, especially with Barcelona B in the league. I only wanted a mid table finish or maybe even a Playoff place so to win the league with 2 games to go was a great feeling for me. I think a lot of the success comes from the players I brought in during the Pre Season with Kurt Weuts being a star for the side. However winning the league doesn't mean automatic promotion you have to go through a set of playoffs. Also even though the position graph shows us up near the top all season I kept waiting for a huge slump to hit us but it didn't come.

    Playoffs

    The first round of the playoffs saw us drawn against Second Division B4 champions Cordoba. Taking a 3-2 win at home saw us optomistic of getting a result away from home. Gaining a 2-2 draw at Cordoba saw us drawn against Salamanca in the Final. In the first leg we managed to eke out a win despite being down to ten men for 65 minutes of the game. Another 2-2 away draw saw us win the tie and saw us gain promotion.


    Squad

    Dele - The First choice 'keeper after Eloi didn't work out in his couple of starts at the beginning of the season. he was solid between the sticks and kept a fair few clean sheets as well

    C. Garde - Moved over to right back after I brought in Bidari. He played well there and will probably carry on in the position next season.

    I. Garde - Once again solid at the back although he did earn his fair share of yellow and red cards.

    Bidari - The 24 year old was a great defender for us and had a really good first season with us.

    Jimenez - The first choice left back played well but did spend a bit of time out with injuries and has to be looking over his shoulder at his young backup.

    Gómez - A great season despite having some injuries saw this right winger become a main stay in the side and he was one of two players keeping the same guy out of the starting line up.

    Diego Puente - The eighteen year old came in and promptly managed to push Juanma out of the first team with his solid work in the middle of the park.

    Txitxo - The captain of the team and also a very good presence in the centre of the park especially when teamed with Diego Puente.

    Jorgito - Had a good season for us down the left and was keeping Ismael out of the first eleven along with Gomez.

    Dolly Menga - A great season up front for the young Belgian striker especially teamed with Weuts. On a side note I must stop yelling "Go on Dolly Mixture" when he's through on goal.

    Kurt Weuts - A fantastic season for us saw him as the teams leading scorer. His work with Menga was great, probably due to them both being Belgian.

    Subs

    Elói - The backup keeper He didn't do too well and couldn't force Dele from the side.

    Soto - Was good when he came in mainly at right back although he did get a couple of games at left back.

    Ismael - Played most of his games off the bench but did get a fair few starts on both wings due to injuries. Had to make the decision not to renew his contract as he is 36 and a younger player can fill his role.

    Kortina - Called up to the first team and has done well even though he hasn't scored a lot. That doesn't matter too much as he is only seventeen.

    Herrera - Played well when he came into the side at left back while Jimenez was out injured. Can see him taking over in the not too distant future.

    Pascual - Another youngster called up from the U19's when I need a player due to injuries and suspensions. Has played okay when he has been in the side.

    Juanma - Played as a back up mainly but was decent enough when called upon.

    Finances are really bad being over a million in the red

    Transfers - The transfers brought in were mainly to bolster the side as we were lacking some quality in places. Those out were all released as they were on high wages and the money could be spent elsewhere.


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    2012/13    | 2nd Division B2     |      12th        |      N/A        |    Stayed up
    2013/14    | 2nd Division B2     |      1st         |      N/A        |  Champions and Promotion

    The 100 Club

    This section will be for those player who gain over 100 appearances and/or goals for the club while under my management. this is League and cup competitions

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    Des Tiny's AD Parla

    Pre-Season 2013/14
    Second Division B3
    September 1st Update

    The Transfers

    In Brief
    In: 2 Players (Free)
    Out: 9 Players (€4k)
    Loans: None
    Wages Total: €12,354 (p/w)
    Wage Budget: €13,585 (p/w)
    Remaining Transfers: €0

    New Signings

    First Team

    Anthony Marin (DC) - He is the new partner for Dumast at the back, the French partnership looked pretty good in preseason action.
    Bogdan Moldovan (GK) - Another signing you have already seen, but a great preseason only conceded 1 goal.

    Youth

    None

    Transfers Out

    First Team

    Trevi (GK) - He left for 4k so I made a profit and improved at the position.

    The Friendlies

    13.07 vs Azuqueca 3:1
    Vignali (6), Grosjean (19), Dumast (55)

    19.07 vs Manchingo 7:0
    Dumast (32,85), Herlein (35,43,47,62), Vignali (51)

    25.07 vs UD San Jose 10:0
    Herlein (1,27), OG (5), Vignali (14,17,28,35,72), Dumast (31,62)

    31.07 at Colmenar Viejo 5:0
    Dumast (19), Grosjean (Pen 45), Vignali (62), Yetgin (79), Quique (88)

    05.08 vs Palencia 3:0
    Grosjean (6, pen 16), Herlein (29)

    10.08 at Toledo 5:0
    Vignali (4), Dumast (9), Yetgin (13,35,pen 67)

    16.08 vs Arroyomolinas 3:0
    Angel (22), Willems (64), Quique (83)

    22.08 vs Adarve 6:0
    Vignali (1), Dumast (7,27), Simoes (39), Marin (52), Grosjean (88)

    Well the games against Palencia & Toledo are the ones that matter the most, they are both in the Segunda Divisions as well. So some huge victories in those two, especially given Palencia also finished 6th in their respective division last season.

    The Team

    So without Further ado, here is the team I expect to lead Parla in the 2nd Division B this season:
    GK: Moldovan
    DR: Aranda, DC: Marin & Dumast, DL: Simoes
    MR: Grosjean, MC: Gomes & Alves, ML: Kuru
    ST: Herlein & Vignali

    We have 1595 season tickets so far, we're hoping to sell another 100, which is pretty good given the stadium only fits 4000, looking for a good average attendance this season of around 3000. The plan looked perfect until we lost Herlein for 2-3 months...

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    Well done on survival Amethyst.
    Congrats on the title and promotion Almondo.
    And last but not least, good luck with your season LLR


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    This is looking like a season of struggle, perhaps followed by a return to the league below. Hopefully I can pick up some form (and points) soon.

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    What a game, i was actually on my feet when the last goal went in (don't do that very often) and it also put me top of the league. Played the game with just 1 striker for 86 minutes and with a left midfielder at left back.

    Going to be struggling with injuries in the next game though, luckily i have these 2 left sided players joining in January, might even have to give Ustun Dinc(youth striker) a game or two.


    Edit: Just had this happen, on the same day of my first fan day
    Last edited by Charlesbeams; 27-10-2011 at 11:38.

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    going to start this now was just wonderin do i load all the nations that you can go or just one

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1872 View Post
    going to start this now was just wonderin do i load all the nations that you can go or just one
    Just the 1 nation you are planning to go to, if you are unsure, just download all of the saves (without the team names next to them) and check each one

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1872 View Post
    going to start this now was just wonderin do i load all the nations that you can go or just one
    Quote Originally Posted by opening post
    The Rules - Playing

    1) Load One Nation Only (All Available Divisions within your nation)
    Hopefully that answers your question.

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    cheers mate

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    does anyone know what date so i have to hoilday to for scotland

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1872 View Post
    does anyone know what date so i have to hoilday to for scotland
    No relegation so it will be just after the seasons finished wont it!?

    EDIT: I'd say just go to end of may - 1st June.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    No relegation so it will be just after the seasons finished wont it!?

    EDIT: I'd say just go to end of may - 1st June.
    cheers so i will add myself after the last game of the season or the day after

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    Amethyst21 - Nice work getting up to and most importantly staying in the top flight so soon into the challenge. Seems like your team has a good foundation to build on to start making an impression in the Primeira Liga. Nice to get that result against Benfica as well, to keep your spirits up !

    Almondo - Excellent job going straight up to La Liga ! Finances are always the tough part of the game but in the top league you should at least start getting more cash from gate receipts.

    LLR - Good luck this season, looks like you're building a good hard-core fan base

    I've reached January and am up to second in the league but it's very close and one bad result can see us slip 4 or 5 places. My chairman is listening to offers for the club as well so I'm praying for a billionaire takover from the middle east !

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    when can i take over the bottom club last game of the season or when

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    So after reading you guys starts and getting more and more impatiant for my game to turn up ... It's finally here!!!

    In the process of installing now but i have to go to work in a couple of hours so i'll just about get time to get my team picked before starting properly later ..... Last year i made it to the Champions League Semis and played through to 2024 so heres hoping i can complete things this time around.

    I think i will be playing in Turkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    So after reading you guys starts and getting more and more impatiant for my game to turn up ... It's finally here!!!

    In the process of installing now but i have to go to work in a couple of hours so i'll just about get time to get my team picked before starting properly later ..... Last year i made it to the Champions League Semis and played through to 2024 so heres hoping i can complete things this time around.

    I think i will be playing in Turkey.
    Good luck in Turkey, i've been enjoying it so far, but as you can see, a little frustrated with 3 play-off losses. I like that i can only sign Turkish players too, hopefully i can always keep it that way.


    Quote Originally Posted by tommy1872 View Post
    when can i take over the bottom club last game of the season or when
    The saves in the OP are June 1st, so i'd go for that.

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    Dardanel SAŞ is a sports club located in Çanakkale, Turkey. The team is named after the populer tuna fish brand which is located in Çanakkale.

    Çanakkale Dardanel SAŞ was founded as Çanakkalespor after merging Boğazspor, Türkgücü and Kalespor, which were amateur clubs of Çanakkale. The clubs name was changed to Çanakkale Dardanelspor in 1991. When created in 1966, the football club began playing in the 3rd league in Turkey. This league is known as the TFFF 2. League today. Ten years after its founding, they were relegated to the amateur league in Turkey. After spending five years in the amateur league, they found themselves in the TFF First League, but only for one year in 1982-83 season. They were relegated to the amateur league once more. After spending just one more year in the amateur league, they were promoted to the third league in 1984, and would find themselves being yo-yoed between the third and second league until they reached the top flight of Turkish football in 1996. In 1999, they were relegated to the second league, and to third level in 2006 . They returned second level after defeating Tarsus İdman Yurdu as 5-0 at extra-play-off final in 2008-2009 season. However they suffered from squad narrowness at First League at next season and were relegated to Second League after a 3-0 loss to Altay at home match.
    They have produced a healthy amount of footballers who have gone on to play for a top flight club in Turkey. These players include Okan Koç, Tamer Tuna, Mehmet Yılmaz, Tolga Seyhan, Gökhan Zan, Mehmet Çoğum, Hasan Kabze, Erman Özgür, Mehmet Topal, Fevzi Elmas and Selçuk İnan.

    So what is my new home like ...

    Çanakkale (pronounced [tʃaˈnakkaˌle]) is a town and seaport in Turkey, in Çanakkale Province, on the southern (Asian) coast of the Dardanelles (or Hellespont) at their narrowest point. The population of the town is 106,116 (2010 estimate.) The mayor is Ülgür Gökhan (CHP).
    Çanakkale Province, like Istanbul Province, has territory in both Europe and Asia. Ferries cross here to the northern (European) side of the strait.
    The city is the nearest major town to the site of ancient Troy. The "wooden horse" from the 2004 movie Troy is exhibited on the seafront. Çanakkale is the second city to be situated on two continents after Istanbul. However Çanakkale is closer to mid-division than Istanbul. There is a Jewish community.

    Club Facilities;

    Training: Average.
    Youth: Adequate.
    Junior Coaching: Adequate.
    Youth Recruitment: Well Established.

    Season Expectations;
    Survive relegation,

    Wage Budget: £10.75k
    Transfer: £21.57k

    Current wage spending: £2,891.

    So i have alot to play with there.


    I cant seem to print screen FM for some reason to put profile up!? Sure i had this problem last year but have forgot how i got around it ...

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    Ok so i figured it out ...

    Profile - Overview - Team

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    The team is named after the populer tuna fish brand which is located in Çanakkale.

    These players include Okan Koç, Tamer Tuna,
    That's awesome.... come on Big Tuna !

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    People are starting to fight their way to top tiers, good

    brettney1980, Dardanel is one of the best youth setups in the country I'd say, at least it was a few years ago. Good luck with your journey.
    Charlesbeams, Gutted to see you lose out in playoffs again. That was what I tried to mean when I say tiresome experience. Hopefully with your gradual improvements every year, you'll go straight up this season.
    Amethyst21, Well done for the fight in top tier mate. Kinda surprised not to see Abimael mentioned in season report though. Hopefully he'll make a good impact this season to carry you further on.
    Almondo, Good job on getting promoted and staying in the lead for the last 15+ weeks. Surely that's a good sign for your next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5ergio View Post
    brettney1980, Dardanel is one of the best youth setups in the country I'd say, at least it was a few years ago. Good luck with your journey.
    Yeah i'm already very impressed with the youth prospects, so it's a shame it wasn't that that drew me to the team .... It was the Tuna Fish Brand (and the Coach is called Tamer Tuna awesome) and the Troy reference.

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