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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoggi33 View Post
    What!? Iceland qualifying for a Major Championship! Any chance of a screenshot of their best player?
    I'd say this is probably their best player - Kristinsson.

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    England Squad - 23-man Final for Euro 2040


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    | Pkd     | Inf     | Name                | Position         | Club                | Height  | Weight       | Age     | Value   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Tristan Smith       | GK               | Wigan               | 5'11"   | 12 st 6 lbs  | 32      | £3.8M   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       | IPR     | David Seasman       | GK               | Man Utd             | 6'0"    | 12 st 12 lbs | 30      | £4.2M   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Chris Leigh         | GK               | Fulham              | 6'0"    | 12 st 10 lbs | 26      | £4.2M   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       | IPR     | Carl Yambasu        | D (R)            | Stoke               | 5'7"    | 10 st 1 lbs  | 26      | £1.7M   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Boubacar Compaoré   | D (RC)           | Liverpool           | 6'4"    | 13 st 9 lbs  | 22      | £9M     | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Jed Smith           | D (R), DM, M (C) | Man Utd             | 5'9"    | 11 st 2 lbs  | 27      | £6M     | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Craig Evans         | D (L)            | Chelsea             | 5'10"   | 11 st 6 lbs  | 32      | £950K   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Fred                | D (LC)           | Man Utd             | 6'2"    | 13 st 5 lbs  | 30      | £2.7M   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Jake Mapes          | D (C)            | Arsenal             | 6'7"    | 14 st 13 lbs | 30      | £3.3M   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Tamer Chorley       | D (C)            | Huddersfield        | 6'3"    | 13 st 5 lbs  | 26      | £3.7M   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Greg Jones          | D/M (R)          | Newcastle           | 5'11"   | 11 st 13 lbs | 24      | £6.25M  | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Karl Joseph         | D/M (L)          | Man City            | 6'0"    | 12 st 3 lbs  | 32      | £6.75M  | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Karl Smith          | DM, M (C)        | Everton             | 6'0"    | 12 st 8 lbs  | 32      | £3.7M   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Dan Vigurs          | DM, M (C)        | Juventus            | 6'3"    | 13 st 5 lbs  | 32      | £5.25M  | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Andrew Stewart      | M (R), AM (RC)   | Cardiff             | 5'10"   | 11 st 13 lbs | 24      | £8.75M  | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Mike Preston        | M (L)            | Paris Saint-Germain | 5'11"   | 11 st 9 lbs  | 28      | £26.5M  | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Mbala Mbuta N'Shole | M (C), ST        | Man City            | 5'10"   | 11 st 4 lbs  | 24      | £23M    | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       | IPR     | Sean Brown          | M/AM (R), ST     | Blackburn           | 6'0"    | 12 st 8 lbs  | 27      | £4.5M   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Mitchell Breach     | M/AM (L)         | Newcastle           | 5'8"    | 11 st 4 lbs  | 27      | £1.7M   | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Delando Moke        | M/AM (C)         | Valencia            | 6'4"    | 13 st 3 lbs  | 26      | £19.75M | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Phil Bond           | M/AM (C), ST     | Hull                | 5'10"   | 11 st 9 lbs  | 25      | £4M     | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | -       | Inj     | Andy Wakefield      | ST               | Newcastle           | 5'11"   | 12 st 3 lbs  | 26      | £23.5M  | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | -       |         | Oscar Hall          | ST               | Newcastle           | 5'11"   | 12 st 1 lbs  | 25      | £22.5M  | 
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    Tough decisions, but it's Oakley, Hodges, Dixon, Eric, Chamberlain, Holland and Crawford that miss out from the original 30. Oakley started the warmup games in the first XI but a poor performance followed by solid form from Chorley meant he ended up staying at home. Hodges, Dixon and Chamberlain were only ever outside bets to figure, whilst Holland and Crawford just didn't turn it on in the warmups. Fingers crossed I've made the right decisions.

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    Looking forward to seeing how you perform at the Euro's. Good luck .

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    We played ok, but typically for England we couldn't retain possession well enough to see out the game. Hall was very disappointing but I'll give him another shot in the next match.

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    Belgium drew 1-1 with Armenia, so assuming we're fighting with Italy and Belgium for qualification that's a decent result for us. We have to beat Armenia next time out though - which should be a gimme, but given our issues against so-called lesser sides away from Wembley...

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    Former Club Watch:

    Weymouth F.C.:


    Whaaaaat!?!
    :mad:

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    Season    League                  Position  Notes                  
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    2012/13*  Blue Square South       2nd       Playoff Semi-finalists
    2013/14*  Blue Square South       9th       I left in October (resigned)
    2014/15   Blue Square South       10th      -
    2015/16   Blue Square South       19th      -
    2016/17   Blue Square South       9th       FA Cup 2nd Round
    2017/18   Blue Square South       3rd       Playoff Winners
    2018/19   Blue Square Premier     21st      Relegated
    2019/20   Blue Square South       14th      -
    2020/21   Blue Square South       14th      -
    2021/22   Blue Square South       19th      -
    2022/23   Blue Square South       18th      -
    2023/24   Blue Square South       22nd      Relegated
    2024/25   N/A                     N/A       FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
    2025/26   N/A                     N/A       -
    2026/27   N/A                     N/A       FA Cup 3rd Round
    2027/28   N/A                     N/A       -
    2028/29   N/A                     N/A       -
    2029/30   N/A                     N/A       -
    2030/31   N/A                     N/A       FA Cup 1st Round
    2031/32   N/A                     N/A       -
    2032/33   N/A                     N/A       -
    2033/34   N/A                     N/A       -
    2034/35   N/A                     N/A       -
    2035/36   N/A                     N/A       -
    2036/37   N/A                     N/A       FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
    2037/38   N/A                     N/A       -
    2038/39   Blue Square South       13th      -
    2039/40   Blue Square South       20th      Relegated
    
    NB * indicates that I was in charge for at least part of the season.
    Darlington F.C.:

    Probably back at their natural level.

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    Season    League                  Position  Notes                  
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    2013/14*  Blue Square Premier     14th      I joined in October
    2014/15*  Blue Square Premier     2nd       Playoff Winners
    2015/16*  League Two              18th      I left in January (resigned)
    2016/17   League Two              17th      JPT North Quarter Final
    2017/18   League Two              15th      FA Cup 3rd Round
    2018/19   League Two              3rd       Promoted
    2019/20   League One              22nd      Relegated, FA Cup 4th Round
    2020/21   League Two              20th      -
    2021/22   League Two              6th       FA Cup 4th Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
    2022/23   League Two              9th       JPT North Quarter Final
    2023/24   League Two              16th      JPT North Semi Final
    2024/25   League Two              11th      -
    2025/26   League Two              19th      -
    2026/27   League Two              19th      -
    2027/28   League Two              18th      -
    2028/29   League Two              20th      -
    2029/30   League Two              1st       League Two Winners
    2030/31   League One              12th      FA Cup 4th Round
    2031/32   League One              22nd      Relegated, FA Cup 5th Round
    2032/33   League Two              2nd       Promoted, FA Cup 3rd Round
    2033/34   League One              18th      FA Cup 3rd Round
    2034/35   League One              4th       JPT N SF, FA Cup R3, Playoff Winners
    2035/36   Championship            24th      Relegated
    2036/37   League One              18th      JPT North Quarter-finalists
    2037/38   League One              22nd      Relegated
    2038/39   League Two              13th      JPT North Semi-finalists
    2039/40   League Two              10th      -
    Southend United:

    Solid season.

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    2015/16*  League One              21st      Relegated, I joined in March
    2016/17*  League Two              1st       League Two Winners
    2017/18*  League One              2nd       Promoted
    2018/19*  Championship            15th      I left in October (resigned)
    2019/20   Championship            20th      -
    2020/21   Championship            12th      FA Cup 5th Round
    2021/22   Championship            9th       -
    2022/23   Championship            15th      -
    2023/24   Championship            16th      FA Cup Semi Final
    2024/25   Championship            21st      -
    2025/26   Championship            19th      -
    2026/27   Championship            16th      League Cup Runners up
    2027/28   Championship            21st      -
    2028/29   Championship            22nd      Relegated
    2029/30   League One              3rd       Playoff Semi-finalists
    2030/31   League One              7th       FA Cup 4th Round, JPT Finalists
    2031/32   League One              17th      JPT South Quarter-finalists
    2032/33   League One              11th      -
    2033/34   League One              11th      JPT South Semi-finalists
    2034/35   League One              5th       FA Cup 3rd Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
    2035/36   League One              15th      JPT South Runners-Up
    2036/37   League One              20th      FA Cup 3rd Round
    2037/38   League One              5th       Playoff Winners, Promoted
    2038/39   Championship            23rd      Relegated
    2039/40   League One              9th       -
    Wigan Athletic:

    Boing boing, err... Latics?

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    2018/19*  Championship            4th       I joined in October, Playoff Winners
    2019/20*  Premier League          11th      I left in December (job offer)
    2020/21   Premier League          18th      League Cup Winners, Relegated
    2021/22   Championship            2nd       Promoted, League Cup Quarter-finalists
    2022/23   Premier League          17th      FA Cup 6th Round
    2023/24   Premier League          19th      Relegated
    2024/25   Championship            5th       Playoff Semi-finalists
    2025/26   Championship            4th       Playoff Winners, FA Cup 6th Round
    2026/27   Premier League          5th       FA Cup 6th Round, EL Qualification
    2027/28   Premier League          19th      League Cup Quarter-finalists
    2028/29   Championship            6th       FA Cup 5th Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
    2029/30   Championship            4th       Playoff Runners Up
    2030/31   Championship            2nd       Promoted
    2031/32   Premier League          11th      FA Cup 5th Round
    2032/33   Premier League          14th      -
    2033/34   Premier League          12th      -
    2034/35   Premier League          10th      -
    2035/36   Premier League          9th       -
    2036/37   Premier League          16th      -
    2037/38   Premier League          16th      -
    2038/39   Premier League          18th      League Cup Semi-finalists, Relegated
    2039/40   Championship            2nd       Promoted
    Werder Bremen:

    Back in the Champions League, and a long-overdue trophy to boot - great season!

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    2019/20*  1. Bundesliga           8th       I joined in December, DFB-Pokal Winners
    2020/21*  1. Bundesliga           1st       B'liga, S'cup Winners; EL Semi-finalists
    2021/22*  1. Bundesliga           2nd       S'cup Winners; EL, DFB-P Semi-finalists
    2022/23*  1. Bundesliga           1st       B'liga, Champs League Winners
    2023/24   1. Bundesliga           2nd       CWC, DFB-Pokal Winners
    2024/25   1. Bundesliga           4th       Champs League, DFB-Pokal Semi-finalists
    2025/26   1. Bundesliga           4th       -
    2026/27   1. Bundesliga           3rd       DFB-Pokal Winners
    2027/28   1. Bundesliga           5th       Europa League Semi-finalists
    2028/29   1. Bundesliga           4th       Europa League QF, DFB-Pokal RU
    2029/30   1. Bundesliga           3rd       Europa League Quarter-finalists
    2030/31   1. Bundesliga           4th       -
    2031/32   1. Bundesliga           4th       DFB-Pokal Semi-finalists
    2032/33   1. Bundesliga           4th       DFB-Pokal Quarter-finalists
    2033/34   1. Bundesliga           2nd       DFB-Pokal Runners Up
    2034/35   1. Bundesliga           3rd       DFB-Pokal & Champions League QF
    2035/36   1. Bundesliga           6th       Europa League 2nd Knockout Round
    2036/37   1. Bundesliga           12th      -
    2037/38   1. Bundesliga           5th       -
    2038/39   1. Bundesliga           5th       -
    2039/40   1. Bundesliga           2nd       DFB-Pokal Winners, Europa League QF
    Arsenal:

    Fast becoming the Bayer Leverkusen of England.


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    2023/24*  Premier League          2nd       CL Semi-finalists, LC Runners up
    2024/25*  Premier League          1st       Premier League Winners, LC Runners Up
    2025/26*  Premier League          1st       Premier League Winners
    2026/27   Premier League          1st       PL & CL Winners, FA Cup Semi-finalists
    2027/28   Premier League          1st       PL, CL, CWC & LC Winners, FA Cup Final
    2028/29   Premier League          3rd       League Cup Runners Up, Champ's Lg SF
    2029/30   Premier League          1st       Premier League Winners, Champ's Lg RU
    2030/31   Premier League          1st       PL & LC Winners, CL Runners Up
    2031/32   Premier League          1st       Prem League Winners, FA Cup Runners Up
    2032/33   Premier League          2nd       Champions League Semi-finalists
    2033/34   Premier League          6th       Champions League Runners Up
    2034/35   Premier League          2nd       FA Cup 6th Round
    2035/36   Premier League          3rd       Champions League Semi-finalists
    2036/37   Premier League          3rd       FA Cup 6th Round, CL Runners Up
    2037/38   Premier League          4th       -
    2038/39   Premier League          1st       PL Winners, CL Quarter-finalists
    2039/40   Premier League          3rd       Champions League Runners Up
    Santos:

    After the joy of last season it was poor.


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    2027*     Brasileirao             1st       B'leirao, Paulista Winners, L'dores SF
    2028*     Brasileirao             2nd       Paulista, Libertadores Semi-finalists
    2029*     Brasileirao             1st       B'leirao & L'dores W, P'lista SF, CWC RU
    2030*     Brasileirao             1st       B'leirao, CL, P'lista & Recopa W, CWC RU
    2031*     Brasileirao             1st       Brasileirao, Paulista & Recopa Winners
    2032      Brasileirao             1st       B'leirao, CL, & Paulista Winners, CWC RU
    2033      Brasileirao             2nd       CL, Recopa & Paulista Winners, CWC RU
    2034      Brasileirao             2nd       Paulista RU, CL SF, Recopa Winners
    2035      Brasileirao             1st       B'leirao & Paulista Winners, L'dores QF
    2036      Brasileirao             1st       Brasileirao Winners, Paulista Runners Up
    2037      Brasileirao             1st       Brasileirao Winners, Paulista SF
    2038      Brasileirao             4th       Paulista & CL Winners, CWC Runners Up
    2039      Brasileirao             2nd       Recopa Sudamericana RU, Paulista SF
    Brazil:

    Better than last time I guess, but still a long trophy drought for Brazil.


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    2030*     Friendlies              -         Appointed in July, P5 W2 D2 L1
    2031*     Copa América            R-Up      Copa América R-Up, Resigned in July
    2032      Friendlies              -         P3 W2 D0 L1
    2033      Confederations Cup      3rd       Confederations Cup 3rd Placed Team
    2031-33   CONMEBOL WC Qualifiers  2nd       Qualified for World Cup
    2034      World Cup               Grp Stage Eliminated at Group Stage of WC
    2035      Copa América            Grp Stage Eliminated at Group Stage of C. América    
    2036      Friendlies              -         P3 W0 D2 L1
    2037      Friendlies              -         P2 W0 D2 L0
    2035-37   CONMEBOL WC Qualifiers  2nd       Qualified for World Cup  
    2038      World Cup               R-Up      World Cup Runners Up    
    2039      Copa América            4th       Copa América 4th Place
    Vélez:

    Back to the usual rubbish.


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    2031/32*  Clausura                1st       Clausura Winners, Joined in February
    2032/33*  Apertura                1st       Apertura Winners, Left in December
    2032/33   Clausura                1st       Clausura Winners, CA 7th Rnd, CL SF
    2033/34   Apertura                2nd       Copa Sudamericana Semi-finalists
    2033/34   Clausura                5th       -
    2034/35   Apertura                5th       Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists
    2034/35   Clausura                3rd       Copa Libertadores 2nd Round
    2035/36   Apertura                9th       Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists
    2035/36   Clausura                7th       -
    2036/37   Apertura                3rd       Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists
    2036/37   Clausura                3rd       -
    2037/38   Apertura                3rd       Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists
    2037/38   Clausura                9th       Copa Libertadores Quarter-finalists
    2038/39   Apertura                1st       Apertura Winners
    2038/39   Clausura                7th       Copa Argentina Quarter-finalists
    2039/40   Apertura                7th       -
    Newcastle:

    Back to title-winning form, but they'll have to improve on a 1st Knockout Round exit in the Champions League.


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    2032/33*  Premier League          7th       FA Cup Runners Up, Joined in December
    2033/34*  Premier League          1st       Premier League & League Cup Winners
    2034/35*  Premier League          1st       Prem, FA Cup, & Champions League Winners
    2035/36*  Premier League          1st       Prem & CWC Winners, League Cup & CL R-Up
    2036/37*  Premier League          1st       Prem, Lg Cup, & Champ's League Winners
    2037/38*  Premier League          1st       Prem, FA Cup, LC & CWC Winners, CL R-Up
    2038/39   Premier League          2nd       Champions League Quarter-finalists
    2039/40   Premier League          1st       Premier League & League Cup Winners

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    England 0


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    I'm just speechless. We created enough chances to win 10 games, their only chance was a ridiculous penalty given away by Jed Smith. We now have to beat Belgium.

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    I think the screenshot showing their goalkeeper was MOTM speaks for itself .

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    Italy beat Belgium, so we're relying on an Italy win over Armenia, and of course we have to beat Belgium ourselves. Of course, with the bloated new format, a win against Belgium will see us through pretty much regardless, but that's certainly not to be taken for granted given our performances so far.

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    Wow wasn't expecting that at all! As SRL88 says, the screenshot tells us everything we need to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    I think the screenshot showing their goalkeeper was MOTM speaks for itself .
    Yep! He just repelled everything. Or it went just wide of the post. Had the commentary line "England have been knocking at the door all game but can't break it down" of course...

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    England 1
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    Olympiastadion, 66,000
    Belgium 3
    Abdenour Benabdellah (18)
    Kristof Meert (27)
    Benjamin Leroux (pen 90+4)
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    As galling to watch as it was grimly predictable.

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    Jumped before I was pushed. Definite low point of my career.

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    Such a shame it ended in disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    Such a shame it ended in disappointment.
    In a way it was quite an authentic England experience. Start out with high hopes, some encouraging early performances, then you start to realise none of the players are any good and the fans and FA expect you to win trophies. Good job, SI!

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    I have no idea what to do next, by the way. What do you guys reckon? Another stab at international management or get back into the club scene?

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    Shame about England, what was the problem? Players? Or would you blame yourself?

    Do you miss the day to day duties of a club manager though whilst managing a country? If so, back to club management!

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    I would go back to club management, but with a club which will give you a big challenge. A foreign country maybe?

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    Back to club now I feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBurns View Post
    Shame about England, what was the problem? Players? Or would you blame yourself?

    Do you miss the day to day duties of a club manager though whilst managing a country? If so, back to club management!
    A complete lack of creative talent was a major problem, but then I should still have at least gotten us out of the group stage any way so a lot of it's on me as well.

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    I would go back to club management, but with a club which will give you a big challenge. A foreign country maybe?
    Yeah I definitely won't be showing my face in England for a while! Outside of Northumberland, anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Back to club now I feel.
    There's been a few interesting jobs come up post-Euro 2040 so I'm quite tempted to at least have a stab at World Cup qualification before admitting defeat with this international malarky. France and Spain are two obvious big jobs, but I don't know how interesting they'd be, and it's not exactly realistic to walk into a job with one of those countries having just lost a group match to Armenia.

    I'm actually very tempted by Turkey. They won Euro 2040 in the end, but obviously aren't a traditionally big country so perhaps they'd consider me. I think I'll stick a CV in and see what happens. If I'm unsuccessful then it'll be club management again - Spain or Italy most likely.

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    Jermain Defoe likely next manager of England? lol

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    Wow, bad luck SnakeXe.

    Did it hit your reputation for much?

    Time to do a Steve McClaren and head to the Netherlands?

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    SnakeXe's Career - Season 27-28 - 2038/40

    Story of the Seasons:
    Euro 2040 Qualifying - 1st
    Losing every away game apart from Moldova wasn't great, but we won all our home matches and topped the group.

    Euro 2040 Finals - 4th in Group A
    I don't want to relive this.

    Results 1 - Results 2 - Results 3 - Squad


    5 Most Important Players:
    5. Karl Smith - DM/MC - The vice captain was always solid when available, but was injured far too often really.
    4. Delando Moke - M/AMC - Did his best, but hasn't really played to his potential since that one excellent season for Newcastle a couple of years back.
    3. Mike Preston - ML - Showed flashes of his undoubted quality but we didn't really possess the sort of strikers needed to take advantage of his main qualities.
    2. Boubacar Compaoré - DRC - Never let me down in defence, and scored the odd crucial goal from a set-piece as well.
    1. Karl Joseph - D/ML - At the start of my reign he was excellent as a rampaging wing-back, but as we scaled back our attacking verve in order to solidify the defence he did equally well on the back foot.


    History:
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    | Season  | Team            | League/Competition    | Country      | Position | Notes                                                 |
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    | 2012/13 | Weymouth        | Blue Square South     | England      | 2nd      | Playoff Semi-finalists                                |
    | 2013/14 | Weymouth        | Blue Square South     | England      | 3rd      | Resigned in October                                   |
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    | 2013/14 | Darlington      | Blue Square Premier   | England      | 14th     | 15th on arrival in October                            |
    | 2014/15 | Darlington      | Blue Square Premier   | England      | 2nd      | Playoff Winners                                       |
    | 2015/16 | Darlington      | League Two            | England      | 16th     | Resigned in January                                   |
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    | 2015/16 | Southend United | League One            | England      | 21st     | Relegated, 24th on arrival in March                   |
    | 2016/17 | Southend United | League Two            | England      | 1st      | League Two Champions                                  |
    | 2017/18 | Southend United | League One            | England      | 2nd      | Promoted                                              |
    | 2018/19 | Southend United | Championship          | England      | 17th     | Resigned in October                                   |
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    | 2018/19 | Wigan Athletic  | Championship          | England      | 4th      | 13th on arrival in October, Playoff Winners           |
    | 2019/20 | Wigan Athletic  | Premier League        | England      | 15th     | Left in December                                      |
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    | 2019/20 | Werder Bremen   | 1. Bundesliga         | Germany      | 8th      | 14th on arrival in December, DFB-Pokal Winners        |
    | 2020/21 | Werder Bremen   | 1. Bundesliga         | Germany      | 1st      | B'liga Champions, Supercup Winners, EL Semi-Finalists |
    | 2021/22 | Werder Bremen   | 1. Bundesliga         | Germany      | 2nd      | Supercup Winners, CL & DFB-Pokal Semi-Finalists       |
    | 2022/23 | Werder Bremen   | 1. Bundesliga         | Germany      | 1st      | B'liga Champions, Champions League Winners            |
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    | 2023/24 | Arsenal         | Premier League        | England      | 2nd      | Champ's League Semi-Finalists, League Cup Finalists   |
    | 2024/25 | Arsenal         | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League Winners, League Cup Finalists          |
    | 2025/26 | Arsenal         | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League Winners                                |
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    | 2027    | Santos          | Brasileirao           | Brazil       | 1st      | Brasileirao & Paulista Winners, Libertadores SF       |
    | 2028    | Santos          | Brasileirao           | Brazil       | 2nd      | Paulista & Copa Libertadores Semi-Finalists           |
    | 2029    | Santos          | Brasileirao           | Brazil       | 1st      | Brasileirao & L'dores Winners, CWC RU, Paulista SF    |
    | 2030    | Santos          | Brasileirao           | Brazil       | 1st      | B'leirao, L'dores, Paulista, Recopa Winners, CWC RU   |
    | 2031    | Santos          | Brasileirao           | Brazil       | 1st      | Brasileirao, Paulista, Recopa Sudamericana Winners    |
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    | 2030    | Brazil          | Friendlies            | Various      | N/A      | Appointed in July, P5 W2 D2 L1                        |
    | 2031    | Brazil          | Copa América          | S. America   | R-Up     | Copa América Runners Up, Resigned in July             |
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    | 2031/32 | Vélez           | Clausura              | Argentina    | 1st      | Clausura Winners, Joined in February                  |
    | 2032/33 | Vélez           | Apertura              | Argentina    | 1st      | Apertura Winners, Left in December                    |
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    | 2032/33 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 7th      | FA Cup Runners Up, Joined in December                 |
    | 2033/34 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League & League Cup Winners                   |
    | 2034/35 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League, FA Cup, & Champions League Winners    |
    | 2035/36 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League & CWC Winners, League Cup & CL R-Up    |
    | 2036/37 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League, League Cup, & Champ's League Winners  |
    | 2037/38 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League, FA Cup, Lg Cup & CWC Winners, CL R-Up |
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    | 2038/40 | England         | Euro 2040 Qualifiers  | Europe       | 1st      | Qualified for Euro 2040 in First Place                |
    | 2040    | England         | Euro 2040             | Europe       | Grp A    | Finished 4th in Group A, Resigned                     |
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    Next Season:
    My CV has gone off to the Turkish FA, if they accept me then it'll be World Cup qualifying. If not, I'm on the dole until an interesting project appears in Spain or Italy.

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    2040 UEFA European Championship
    Hosts: Germany
    Holders: Netherlands

    Group Stage:
    Group A:
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    | Pos   | Inf   | Team    |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
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    | 1st   | Q     | Italy   |       | 3     | 2     | 1     | 0     | 7     | 3     | +4    | 7     | 
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    | 2nd   | Q     | Belgium |       | 3     | 1     | 1     | 1     | 6     | 6     | 0     | 4     | 
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    | 3rd   | Q     | Armenia |       | 3     | 1     | 1     | 1     | 2     | 3     | -1    | 4     | 
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    | 4th   |       | England |       | 3     | 0     | 1     | 2     | 2     | 5     | -3    | 1     | 
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    Group B:
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    | Pos   | Inf   | Team     |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
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    | 1st   | Q     | Portugal |       | 3     | 3     | 0     | 0     | 9     | 0     | +9    | 9     | 
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    | 2nd   | Q     | Spain    |       | 3     | 2     | 0     | 1     | 6     | 3     | +3    | 6     | 
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    | 3rd   |       | Israel   |       | 3     | 1     | 0     | 2     | 1     | 4     | -3    | 3     | 
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    | 4th   |       | Wales    |       | 3     | 0     | 0     | 3     | 1     | 10    | -9    | 0     | 
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    Group C:
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    | Pos   | Inf   | Team           |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
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    | 1st   | Q     | France         |       | 3     | 2     | 1     | 0     | 3     | 0     | +3    | 7     | 
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    | 2nd   | Q     | Austria        |       | 3     | 1     | 1     | 1     | 3     | 2     | +1    | 4     | 
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    | 3rd   | Q     | Czech Republic |       | 3     | 1     | 0     | 2     | 2     | 5     | -3    | 3     | 
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    | 4th   |       | Greece         |       | 3     | 1     | 0     | 2     | 3     | 4     | -1    | 3     | 
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    Group D:
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    | Pos   | Inf   | Team        |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
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    | 1st   | Q     | Romania     |       | 3     | 2     | 1     | 0     | 5     | 2     | +3    | 7     | 
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    | 2nd   | Q     | Serbia      |       | 3     | 1     | 2     | 0     | 3     | 2     | +1    | 5     | 
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    | 3rd   | Q     | Iceland     |       | 3     | 1     | 0     | 2     | 2     | 4     | -2    | 3     | 
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    | 4th   |       | Netherlands |       | 3     | 0     | 1     | 2     | 1     | 3     | -2    | 1     | 
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    Group E:
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    | Pos   | Inf   | Team    |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
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    | 1st   | Q     | Poland  |       | 3     | 2     | 1     | 0     | 5     | 2     | +3    | 7     | 
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    | 2nd   | Q     | Germany |       | 3     | 2     | 0     | 1     | 7     | 3     | +4    | 6     | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | 3rd   |       | Croatia |       | 3     | 0     | 2     | 1     | 2     | 5     | -3    | 2     | 
    | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
    | 4th   |       | Sweden  |       | 3     | 0     | 1     | 2     | 1     | 5     | -4    | 1     | 
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    Group F:
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    | Pos   | Inf   | Team                 |       | Pld   | Won   | Drn   | Lst   | For   | Ag    | G.D.  | Pts   | 
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    | 1st   | Q     | Turkey               |       | 3     | 2     | 1     | 0     | 7     | 0     | +7    | 7     | 
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    | 2nd   | Q     | Slovenia             |       | 3     | 2     | 0     | 1     | 5     | 3     | +2    | 6     | 
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    | 3rd   | Q     | Denmark              |       | 3     | 1     | 1     | 1     | 5     | 2     | +3    | 4     | 
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    | 4th   |       | Bosnia & Herzegovina |       | 3     | 0     | 0     | 3     | 1     | 13    | -12   | 0     | 
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    Knockout Stage:
    Second Round:
    Italy 1 v 0 Spain
    Poland 2 v 5 Slovenia
    Portugal 2 v 0 Armenia
    Turkey 3 v 2 Czech Republic
    Germany 3 v 0 Belgium
    France 2 v 0 Iceland
    Romania 1 v 1p Denmark
    Serbia 2 v 0 Austria

    Quarter Final:

    Slovenia 0 v 2 Italy
    Turkey 3 v 0 Portugal
    France 1 v 3e Germany
    Serbia 2 v 0 Denmark

    Semi Final:
    Italy e2 v 1 Serbia
    Turkey 4 v 1 Germany

    Final:
    Italy 2 v 4 Turkey

    Well the holders Netherlands did about as good a job as we did, so that's something I guess. I didn't quite realise quite what a stormingly good tournament Turkey had!

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    That was easy.



    Seems fair.

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    Ok at first glance not a single England player would even get into the Turkey squad. I'm starting to realise why I failed.

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    That's a dangerous move though. Strong as they are expectations will be very high, compared to normally taking over an underachieving side.

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    Name: Turkey
    Nickname: Ay Yildizlilar (The Moon-Stars)
    First International: Turkey 2 v 2 Romania, 1923
    Stadium: Various

    From Wikipedia:
    The Turkey national football team (Turkish: Türkiye Millî Futbol Takımı) represents Turkey in association football and is controlled by the Turkish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Turkey. They are affiliated with UEFA.
    As you know, Turkey recently won Euro 2040, which is their first ever senior title. Previous to this, their history hasn't been great - certainly worse than England's over the course of my career. Their best performance has been 3 quarter-finals, in Euro 2012 and 2016, and World Cup 2022. They have only qualified for 4 World Cup finals tournaments, in 2022, 2026, 2030 and 2038, but they have been almost ever-present at the European Championships, only missing 2032.

    Following the Euro 2040 win, Turkey have reached 1st place in the FIFA World Rankings for the first time in their history. I'm certainly taking over at the peak of their footballing history, and it's my job to ensure it isn't a quick dive into a trough from here. To help me, I have a ridiculously talented pool of players. As I said earlier, not one England player would even make the squad. I'm feeling quite optimistic, and look forward to playing some good football, which will be a nice change from the last couple of years with England.

    Turkey used a progressive 3-4-3 system to win in Germany, which I will be keeping as our primary system. I have also asked the players to work on a 3-5-2 and 4-3-1-2 to provide us with alternative strategies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    That's a dangerous move though. Strong as they are expectations will be very high, compared to normally taking over an underachieving side.
    True, but I'm not ready for the pipe and slippers quite yet. My manager has a point to prove in International football (his record until now is pretty shoddy let's not forget).

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    Rather than screenshotting every player and keeping showing the squad changes, which I got a bit bored of doing for England, I'll just show you who didn't even make the bench for my first match against Macedonia.

    Yilmaz
    Tarhan
    Secgin
    Akkurt
    Akgun

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    I'll also do match reports in this format from now on, much as I liked the look of the others they just make it a bit of a chore.

    We played quite well, obviously with it being my first game and no chance to develop the tactics beyond a skeleton it was very much a case of watching 5 minutes, changing it, watching another 5 minutes, changing it again. Disappointed with how we defended for the two goals they scored, but they didn't threaten apart from that and we looked good every time we got the ball, so an encouraging start.

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    A much tidier performance in general, we restricted the Czechs to bits and pieces only, which culminated in them failing to test our keeper a single time. I'd have liked a bit more going forward, but that'll come.

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    Let's hear a little tactical talk about your 3-4-3 system as well as your backup 3-5-2 and 4-3-1-2 please SnakeXe!

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    As you wish, sir!

    Talking Turkish Tactics

    3-4-3

    This is based on the Napoli style 3-4-3, with the wing-backs pushed so far up the pitch as to be counted amongst the midfielders. The back 3 is set up depending on the number of out-and-out forwards fielded by the opposition. If it's one, the central centre-back (if you will) is given a stopper duty, along with the detail to man-mark the opposing striker, whilst the left and right sided ones are given zonal marking and cover duties to pick up any runners from the midfield. Similarly, for two opposing strikers, the right and left centre-backs pick them up as man-marking stoppers, with the central player dropping off as a zonal cover. If it's 3, well, I won't be using this system!

    The MR and ML are wide midfielders with automatic duty. Their roles are customised somewhat by lowering the "long shots" slider to "rarely" whilst knocking up the "run with ball" option a notch to "often". This makes them play a little more like wingers, but still tracking back when necessary. The central pairing are central midfielders with support and defend duties. They are both asked to hit plenty of through passes, since all our midfielders have excellent technical ability and vision, and all of our strikers are at least moderately fast. This ball over the top is a constant threat.

    The right and left strikers are deep-lying forwards, the left with a support duty and the right with an attack duty. They are both given a free role to allow them to drop deep and/or wide, and to restrict their long shots to rare occasions. They are my more technically gifted strikers, and the idea is for them to drop deep and collect the ball from the midfield and then run at the opposition defence. The central striker is more of a classic poacher, although I give him an advanced forward role as he's plenty good enough to contribute to the build-up. He's told to stick to his position, to give the other strikers a reference point, and to ensure the ball over the top is always an option for the midfield.

    3-5-2

    This is not a great deal different to the 3-4-3. Essentially everything is the same, but one of the deep-lying forwards is brought back into midfield. This system is used when the opposition packs the midfield and is of sufficient quality that we have to match them for numbers. I don't envisage having to use this against anyone but the best teams, since we're knee-deep in world-class central midfielders.

    4-3-1-2

    This is based on an Italian 4-3-1-2, with a trequartista operating as the focal point of the entire team in the hole behind the strikers. The front two and central midfield set up as in the 3-5-2, with the AMC given standard trequartista duty. The reasoning behind having this tactic in our arsenal is to ensure the option of a back four is there for if we encounter a 4-3-3. For the moment the defence is set up as a bog-standard pair of centre-backs with defend duty, and full-backs with automatic duty. I hope to be able to experiment with this system a bit more in the November friendlies against Albania and Morocco.

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    Very nice post SnakeXe! Thanks!

    Will be interested to see how your 4-3-1-2 works out for you and who your trequartista will be.

    Should be interesting to see if you can bounce back with Turkey! I would have thought that the England experience would have burned you sufficiently to make you want to stay away from international football! ;)

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    Not a vintage performance by any means but we always had an element of control, and the sense that there was an extra gear available should we need it. I experimented with the 3-5-2 in the second half, which probably didn't help matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Very nice post SnakeXe! Thanks!

    Will be interested to see how your 4-3-1-2 works out for you and who your trequartista will be.

    Should be interesting to see if you can bounce back with Turkey! I would have thought that the England experience would have burned you sufficiently to make you want to stay away from international football! ;)
    No problem

    I think I'll bring in my man from Newcastle, Sedat Yucel for occasions that I plan on bringing out the 4-3-1-2 for. I think he'll do very well in the role, given his performances for me in the last couple of seasons I was at the club.

    Haha, yes it wasn't exactly pleasant with England. I think in a way if I'd done sort of okay and got to the quarters or semis for a couple of competitions then I would have walked away and gone back into club football, but it was just the shockingly poor nature of our elimination in the end that made me determined to come back with another country and prove myself. If I can do it with any country, it's Turkey - the player pool is deep and wide, and I feel like I could play any system I liked. I've been wanting to use the 3-4-3 for a while now, and seeing that they used it at Euro 2040 convinced me this was the time to try it.

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    Looks like things have started very nicely with Turkey. Keep it up.

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    We probably should have scored a few more, but these are such irrelevant games. They put 10 men across the edge of their area and it becomes shooting practice from 30 yards. Bekdemir filled his boots, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    Looks like things have started very nicely with Turkey. Keep it up.
    Cheers, yeah it's going much more smoothly. I feel like the team is growing into my philosophy with each passing game, which I never got the sensation of with England.

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    It's fair to say my initial experiment with 4-3-1-2, and Sedat Yucel in the trequartista role, was a success. Kurtar's needless red card somewhat diminished the experiment in the second half as it became 4-2-1-2, but it was reassuring how we still managed to control the game with such a light midfield. Not that Albania put up much of a fight, I have to say.

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    The optimism generated by the previous result tempered somewhat. Although, to be honest, we should have beaten them by a couple of goals, and probably would have done had Kerem Bulun been on the end of the chances Albayrak missed. Further cause for optimism is that in a competitive situation I wouldn't have used 4-3-1-2 for this game. We need to schedule a friendly against a side that uses 4-3-3 at some point.

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    Just stolen this guy off Germany - his one cap must have been a friendly! He's a born and bred Turk, however, so it's a liberation more than anything. I've tried to call him up before, but he's been in their squad. I noticed he wasn't for this friendly window, so I pounced!

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    Another good performance, but Sedat Yucel isn't getting playing time at Newcastle, so unless he breaks into the first team or moves clubs we could see more performances like this - controlled and strong, but lacking in the killer pass. I may have to look for an alternative. There's a tasty M/AMLC my assistant noted for the squad for this game that would also fit into my other game-plans, so perhaps he's worth a look in the next few squads.

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    Nothing to write home about, but we continued our 100% record thanks to a last-minute winner from Bulun. He owed me a goal because he could have had a first-half hattrick. Norway surprised me with a 4-5-1 (I had expected 4-4-2 as they'd played in every previous qualifier) so I would have gone 3-5-2 but had already started 3-4-3. It worked out in the end, but was far closer than I would have preferred, and suspect it would have been had we gone 3-5-2 from the start.

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    Can I ask how lajong in India are doing thanks

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    Former Club Watch:

    Weymouth F.C.:


    I guess it's back to "Boo".


    Code:
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    2012/13*  Blue Square South       2nd       Playoff Semi-finalists
    2013/14*  Blue Square South       9th       I left in October (resigned)
    2014/15   Blue Square South       10th      -
    2015/16   Blue Square South       19th      -
    2016/17   Blue Square South       9th       FA Cup 2nd Round
    2017/18   Blue Square South       3rd       Playoff Winners
    2018/19   Blue Square Premier     21st      Relegated
    2019/20   Blue Square South       14th      -
    2020/21   Blue Square South       14th      -
    2021/22   Blue Square South       19th      -
    2022/23   Blue Square South       18th      -
    2023/24   Blue Square South       22nd      Relegated
    2024/25   N/A                     N/A       FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
    2025/26   N/A                     N/A       -
    2026/27   N/A                     N/A       FA Cup 3rd Round
    2027/28   N/A                     N/A       -
    2028/29   N/A                     N/A       -
    2029/30   N/A                     N/A       -
    2030/31   N/A                     N/A       FA Cup 1st Round
    2031/32   N/A                     N/A       -
    2032/33   N/A                     N/A       -
    2033/34   N/A                     N/A       -
    2034/35   N/A                     N/A       -
    2035/36   N/A                     N/A       -
    2036/37   N/A                     N/A       FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
    2037/38   N/A                     N/A       -
    2038/39   Blue Square South       13th      -
    2039/40   Blue Square South       20th      Relegated
    2040/41   N/A                     N/A       FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
    
    NB * indicates that I was in charge for at least part of the season.
    Darlington F.C.:

    Frustrating as they missed out on automatic promotion by just 2 points but then fell at the first hurdle of the playoffs.

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    2013/14*  Blue Square Premier     14th      I joined in October
    2014/15*  Blue Square Premier     2nd       Playoff Winners
    2015/16*  League Two              18th      I left in January (resigned)
    2016/17   League Two              17th      JPT North Quarter Final
    2017/18   League Two              15th      FA Cup 3rd Round
    2018/19   League Two              3rd       Promoted
    2019/20   League One              22nd      Relegated, FA Cup 4th Round
    2020/21   League Two              20th      -
    2021/22   League Two              6th       FA Cup 4th Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
    2022/23   League Two              9th       JPT North Quarter Final
    2023/24   League Two              16th      JPT North Semi Final
    2024/25   League Two              11th      -
    2025/26   League Two              19th      -
    2026/27   League Two              19th      -
    2027/28   League Two              18th      -
    2028/29   League Two              20th      -
    2029/30   League Two              1st       League Two Winners
    2030/31   League One              12th      FA Cup 4th Round
    2031/32   League One              22nd      Relegated, FA Cup 5th Round
    2032/33   League Two              2nd       Promoted, FA Cup 3rd Round
    2033/34   League One              18th      FA Cup 3rd Round
    2034/35   League One              4th       JPT N SF, FA Cup R3, Playoff Winners
    2035/36   Championship            24th      Relegated
    2036/37   League One              18th      JPT North Quarter-finalists
    2037/38   League One              22nd      Relegated
    2038/39   League Two              13th      JPT North Semi-finalists
    2039/40   League Two              10th      -
    2040/41   League Two              4th       Playoff Semi-finalists
    Southend United:

    Another solid season.

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    2015/16*  League One              21st      Relegated, I joined in March
    2016/17*  League Two              1st       League Two Winners
    2017/18*  League One              2nd       Promoted
    2018/19*  Championship            15th      I left in October (resigned)
    2019/20   Championship            20th      -
    2020/21   Championship            12th      FA Cup 5th Round
    2021/22   Championship            9th       -
    2022/23   Championship            15th      -
    2023/24   Championship            16th      FA Cup Semi Final
    2024/25   Championship            21st      -
    2025/26   Championship            19th      -
    2026/27   Championship            16th      League Cup Runners up
    2027/28   Championship            21st      -
    2028/29   Championship            22nd      Relegated
    2029/30   League One              3rd       Playoff Semi-finalists
    2030/31   League One              7th       FA Cup 4th Round, JPT Finalists
    2031/32   League One              17th      JPT South Quarter-finalists
    2032/33   League One              11th      -
    2033/34   League One              11th      JPT South Semi-finalists
    2034/35   League One              5th       FA Cup 3rd Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
    2035/36   League One              15th      JPT South Runners-Up
    2036/37   League One              20th      FA Cup 3rd Round
    2037/38   League One              5th       Playoff Winners, Promoted
    2038/39   Championship            23rd      Relegated
    2039/40   League One              9th       -
    2040/41   League One              13th      -
    Wigan Athletic:

    A great cup run, but all for naught as they were relegated again. Looks like it's back to yo-yoing.

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    2018/19*  Championship            4th       I joined in October, Playoff Winners
    2019/20*  Premier League          11th      I left in December (job offer)
    2020/21   Premier League          18th      League Cup Winners, Relegated
    2021/22   Championship            2nd       Promoted, League Cup Quarter-finalists
    2022/23   Premier League          17th      FA Cup 6th Round
    2023/24   Premier League          19th      Relegated
    2024/25   Championship            5th       Playoff Semi-finalists
    2025/26   Championship            4th       Playoff Winners, FA Cup 6th Round
    2026/27   Premier League          5th       FA Cup 6th Round, EL Qualification
    2027/28   Premier League          19th      League Cup Quarter-finalists
    2028/29   Championship            6th       FA Cup 5th Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
    2029/30   Championship            4th       Playoff Runners Up
    2030/31   Championship            2nd       Promoted
    2031/32   Premier League          11th      FA Cup 5th Round
    2032/33   Premier League          14th      -
    2033/34   Premier League          12th      -
    2034/35   Premier League          10th      -
    2035/36   Premier League          9th       -
    2036/37   Premier League          16th      -
    2037/38   Premier League          16th      -
    2038/39   Premier League          18th      League Cup Semi-finalists, Relegated
    2039/40   Championship            2nd       Promoted
    2040/41   Premier League          18th      FA Cup Runners Up, Relegated
    Werder Bremen:

    The upward-trajectory continues! Hopefully a first Bundesliga title since I left is not far away.

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    2019/20*  1. Bundesliga           8th       I joined in December, DFB-Pokal Winners
    2020/21*  1. Bundesliga           1st       B'liga, S'cup Winners; EL Semi-finalists
    2021/22*  1. Bundesliga           2nd       S'cup Winners; EL, DFB-P Semi-finalists
    2022/23*  1. Bundesliga           1st       B'liga, Champs League Winners
    2023/24   1. Bundesliga           2nd       CWC, DFB-Pokal Winners
    2024/25   1. Bundesliga           4th       Champs League, DFB-Pokal Semi-finalists
    2025/26   1. Bundesliga           4th       -
    2026/27   1. Bundesliga           3rd       DFB-Pokal Winners
    2027/28   1. Bundesliga           5th       Europa League Semi-finalists
    2028/29   1. Bundesliga           4th       Europa League QF, DFB-Pokal RU
    2029/30   1. Bundesliga           3rd       Europa League Quarter-finalists
    2030/31   1. Bundesliga           4th       -
    2031/32   1. Bundesliga           4th       DFB-Pokal Semi-finalists
    2032/33   1. Bundesliga           4th       DFB-Pokal Quarter-finalists
    2033/34   1. Bundesliga           2nd       DFB-Pokal Runners Up
    2034/35   1. Bundesliga           3rd       DFB-Pokal & Champions League QF
    2035/36   1. Bundesliga           6th       Europa League 2nd Knockout Round
    2036/37   1. Bundesliga           12th      -
    2037/38   1. Bundesliga           5th       -
    2038/39   1. Bundesliga           5th       -
    2039/40   1. Bundesliga           2nd       DFB-Pokal Winners, Europa League QF
    2040/41   1. Bundesliga           2nd       Champions League Semi-finalists
    Arsenal:

    Yet another Champions League crown - but the first in a long while.


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    2023/24*  Premier League          2nd       CL Semi-finalists, LC Runners up
    2024/25*  Premier League          1st       Premier League Winners, LC Runners Up
    2025/26*  Premier League          1st       Premier League Winners
    2026/27   Premier League          1st       PL & CL Winners, FA Cup Semi-finalists
    2027/28   Premier League          1st       PL, CL, CWC & LC Winners, FA Cup Final
    2028/29   Premier League          3rd       League Cup Runners Up, Champ's Lg SF
    2029/30   Premier League          1st       Premier League Winners, Champ's Lg RU
    2030/31   Premier League          1st       PL & LC Winners, CL Runners Up
    2031/32   Premier League          1st       Prem League Winners, FA Cup Runners Up
    2032/33   Premier League          2nd       Champions League Semi-finalists
    2033/34   Premier League          6th       Champions League Runners Up
    2034/35   Premier League          2nd       FA Cup 6th Round
    2035/36   Premier League          3rd       Champions League Semi-finalists
    2036/37   Premier League          3rd       FA Cup 6th Round, CL Runners Up
    2037/38   Premier League          4th       -
    2038/39   Premier League          1st       PL Winners, CL Quarter-finalists
    2039/40   Premier League          3rd       Champions League Runners Up
    2040/41   Premier League          3rd       Champions League Winners, FA Cup SF
    Santos:

    Lost their domestic touch, but after another Libertadores win I doubt they'll mind.


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    2027*     Brasileirao             1st       B'leirao, Paulista Winners, L'dores SF
    2028*     Brasileirao             2nd       Paulista, Libertadores Semi-finalists
    2029*     Brasileirao             1st       B'leirao & L'dores W, P'lista SF, CWC RU
    2030*     Brasileirao             1st       B'leirao, CL, P'lista & Recopa W, CWC RU
    2031*     Brasileirao             1st       Brasileirao, Paulista & Recopa Winners
    2032      Brasileirao             1st       B'leirao, CL, & Paulista Winners, CWC RU
    2033      Brasileirao             2nd       CL, Recopa & Paulista Winners, CWC RU
    2034      Brasileirao             2nd       Paulista RU, CL SF, Recopa Winners
    2035      Brasileirao             1st       B'leirao & Paulista Winners, L'dores QF
    2036      Brasileirao             1st       Brasileirao Winners, Paulista Runners Up
    2037      Brasileirao             1st       Brasileirao Winners, Paulista SF
    2038      Brasileirao             4th       Paulista & CL Winners, CWC Runners Up
    2039      Brasileirao             2nd       Recopa Sudamericana RU, Paulista SF
    2040      Brasileirao             2nd       CL Winners, Paulista SF, CWC 3rd Place
    Brazil:

    Ropey in friendlies, running 3rd in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers.


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    2030*     Friendlies              -         Appointed in July, P5 W2 D2 L1
    2031*     Copa América            R-Up      Copa América R-Up, Resigned in July
    2032      Friendlies              -         P3 W2 D0 L1
    2033      Confederations Cup      3rd       Confederations Cup 3rd Placed Team
    2031-33   CONMEBOL WC Qualifiers  2nd       Qualified for World Cup
    2034      World Cup               Grp Stage Eliminated at Group Stage of WC
    2035      Copa América            Grp Stage Eliminated at Group Stage of C. América    
    2036      Friendlies              -         P3 W0 D2 L1
    2037      Friendlies              -         P2 W0 D2 L0
    2035-37   CONMEBOL WC Qualifiers  2nd       Qualified for World Cup  
    2038      World Cup               R-Up      World Cup Runners Up    
    2039      Copa América            4th       Copa América 4th Place
    2040      Friendlies              -         P3 W1 D1 L1
    Vélez:

    After an incredible Libertadores run and encouraging 4th placed finish it's really gone to pot.


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    2031/32*  Clausura                1st       Clausura Winners, Joined in February
    2032/33*  Apertura                1st       Apertura Winners, Left in December
    2032/33   Clausura                1st       Clausura Winners, CA 7th Rnd, CL SF
    2033/34   Apertura                2nd       Copa Sudamericana Semi-finalists
    2033/34   Clausura                5th       -
    2034/35   Apertura                5th       Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists
    2034/35   Clausura                3rd       Copa Libertadores 2nd Round
    2035/36   Apertura                9th       Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists
    2035/36   Clausura                7th       -
    2036/37   Apertura                3rd       Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists
    2036/37   Clausura                3rd       -
    2037/38   Apertura                3rd       Copa Sudamericana Quarter-finalists
    2037/38   Clausura                9th       Copa Libertadores Quarter-finalists
    2038/39   Apertura                1st       Apertura Winners
    2038/39   Clausura                7th       Copa Argentina Quarter-finalists
    2039/40   Apertura                7th       -
    2039/40   Clausura                4th       Copa Libertadores Semi-finalists
    2040/41   Apertura                11th      -
    2040/41   Clausura                14th      -
    Newcastle:

    Title-winners again, but rubbish in Europe again, only getting to the 1st Knockout round.


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    2032/33*  Premier League          7th       FA Cup Runners Up, Joined in December
    2033/34*  Premier League          1st       Premier League & League Cup Winners
    2034/35*  Premier League          1st       Prem, FA Cup, & Champions League Winners
    2035/36*  Premier League          1st       Prem & CWC Winners, League Cup & CL R-Up
    2036/37*  Premier League          1st       Prem, Lg Cup, & Champ's League Winners
    2037/38*  Premier League          1st       Prem, FA Cup, LC & CWC Winners, CL R-Up
    2038/39   Premier League          2nd       Champions League Quarter-finalists
    2039/40   Premier League          1st       Premier League & League Cup Winners
    2040/41   Premier League          1st       FA Cup 6th Round
    England:

    Third behind Romania and Finland in the World Cup qualifying. Oh dear.


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    2038/40*  Euro 2040 Qualifying    1st       -
    2040*     Euro 2040               Grp A     Finished 4th in Group A, Resigned
    2040/42   World Cup 2042 Quals    3rd*      *3rd after 5 matches

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    I don't understand Indian football but I think "not so good".

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    This was 6-2 the first time then I had to replay it because of the squad selection bug for the Confederations Cup. Kerem Bulun filled his boots this time!
    Last edited by SnakeXe; 01-07-2012 at 22:00.

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    Ok what the hell - the game has decided to choose the squad for the Confederations Cup for me?! Is this a bug or something? It's picked me players for a 4-5-1 or something so I have too few strikers and too many wide players. I might try reloading to before the Macedonia game.

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    Reloaded and although it still wouldn't let me pick a squad I at least have the same squad as for the Macedonia game so although not ideal it's less bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Just stolen this guy off Germany - his one cap must have been a friendly!
    Feeling a bit silly but is this really how it is? I didn't realise that caps in friendly matches don't tie a player down to that nation? It has to be in competitive matches?

    Is this a new thing or has it always been like this? Feeling a bit stupid not knowing this but I honestly thought once you'd capped a player in any match he was tied down to that nation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Ok what the hell - the game has decided to choose the squad for the Confederations Cup for me?! Is this a bug or something? It's picked me players for a 4-5-1 or something so I have too few strikers and too many wide players. I might try reloading to before the Macedonia game.
    Did you holiday to next squad selection date?

    Maybe it introduced a new friendly match while you were on holiday and therefore the squad selection date changed? That happened to me once and I had to go back to one of the autosaves to sort it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Feeling a bit silly but is this really how it is? I didn't realise that caps in friendly matches don't tie a player down to that nation? It has to be in competitive matches?

    Is this a new thing or has it always been like this? Feeling a bit stupid not knowing this but I honestly thought once you'd capped a player in any match he was tied down to that nation!
    That's the rule. Only your first cap in a competitive match ties you to a nation.

    Irl this was discussed a bit re Timothy Chandler of the U.S. who has so far only played in friendlies (quite a few of them actually) but then refused the call-up for their competitive matches in early June. Soon it was suspected that he may have done so because he was getting into the focus of Germany, where he grew up and still plays (Nürnberg). He denied publicly that anything like that was the case. But we'll see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Feeling a bit silly but is this really how it is? I didn't realise that caps in friendly matches don't tie a player down to that nation? It has to be in competitive matches?

    Is this a new thing or has it always been like this? Feeling a bit stupid not knowing this but I honestly thought once you'd capped a player in any match he was tied down to that nation!
    As far as I know this has been the case for a long while - not always, as it used to be much more relaxed - Di Stefano famously played for Spain, Argentina and Colombia internationally. I think it may have been confirmed as a rule by the case of Fredi Kanoute, because he played for France in U21 matches but then wanted to play for Mali as a senior - I think he had to fight his corner for a while but eventually he was granted permission.

    Quote Originally Posted by jayahr View Post
    That's the rule. Only your first cap in a competitive match ties you to a nation.

    Irl this was discussed a bit re Timothy Chandler of the U.S. who has so far only played in friendlies (quite a few of them actually) but then refused the call-up for their competitive matches in early June. Soon it was suspected that he may have done so because he was getting into the focus of Germany, where he grew up and still plays (Nürnberg). He denied publicly that anything like that was the case. But we'll see...
    That's interesting - there was a sort of similar thing when England were thinking of calling up Lewis Holtby for us, but he said he only wants to be considered for Germany so it didn't become more of an issue. Shame, he's a very tidy player.

    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Did you holiday to next squad selection date?

    Maybe it introduced a new friendly match while you were on holiday and therefore the squad selection date changed? That happened to me once and I had to go back to one of the autosaves to sort it.
    No, I think it was a bit of a bug introduced by the fact that I had a World Cup qualifier very shortly before the squad selection date for the Confederations Cup, so the players hadn't actually gone back to their clubs after the previous match. It's a bit annoying to have to replay the match and have the players who originally scored lose their goals, and Kerem Bulun get what feels like 4 "fake" goals to me, but it'd have been far more annoying to have to go into a tournament with an almost unusable squad (for my systems anyway).

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    Even by England's standards, that was a pretty abject display at the Euros. However, to put a positive spin on it, at least it meant you avoided Germany in the knockout rounds ;)

    Looking much better with Turkey though, you should do well there. The squad selection 'bug' thing came up earlier in my save too, when I was managing Mexico. I had to name two squads within days of each other (Gold Cup and Confeds Cup), but the game didn't stop for the second squad selection, so a crappy bunch was chosen by the AI which didn't fit my formation, and certainly wouldn't have been my first choice 22 either. I didn't reload (in hindsight, perhaps I should have), but it certainly didn't help matters at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK22 View Post
    Even by England's standards, that was a pretty abject display at the Euros. However, to put a positive spin on it, at least it meant you avoided Germany in the knockout rounds ;)

    Looking much better with Turkey though, you should do well there. The squad selection 'bug' thing came up earlier in my save too, when I was managing Mexico. I had to name two squads within days of each other (Gold Cup and Confeds Cup), but the game didn't stop for the second squad selection, so a crappy bunch was chosen by the AI which didn't fit my formation, and certainly wouldn't have been my first choice 22 either. I didn't reload (in hindsight, perhaps I should have), but it certainly didn't help matters at all.
    Haha yeah who knows what a good team would have done to us!

    Really annoying bug isn't it, I had no AMC so couldn't use 4-3-1-2, only 3 strikers so barely 3-4-3, and only 4 central midfielders, so 3-5-2 would have been limited as well. Not to mention only 4 centre-backs.

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    Edit: This was previously 3-2 to Turkey, but I had a crash-dump after the Mexico game and had to revert back to a save before the Confederations Cup had started. We played quite well this time but no better than last time, and came out with a 4-0 win, which was strange. Kerem Bulun certainly had his finishing boots on this time.
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    Edit: I had to replay this match again because of a crash, first time round we lost 2-1 despite playing them off the park and missing quite literally 4 or 5 gilt-edged chances, this time we played quite poorly but snaffled the two decent chances that came our way and won easily. Proof, if proof were needed, that it's better to play badly and finish well than play well and finish badly.
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    Just had my first blue-screen in a while, let's see what I've lost. :mad:

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    Hopefully Mexico.

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    Well it saved the day of the Mexico game, but that one has an XML error so I have to go back to the save from yesterday, before the Cameroon game. Utterly infuriating, I hate replaying matches.

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    I suppose at least I've lost a bad result for once - it's usually something like the 9-1 against Chelsea!

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    Replayed the two games, both superior results having played slightly worse in each. Feels a bit cheaty, but what's a chap to do. I guess that's karma for the 9-1 against Chelsea I lost.

    Edit: Just checked, it was a 9-0 in fact.

    Let's just look at it again. Woof.

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    Rotated the squad for the last group match against a vastly inferior New Zealand side (although credit where it's due - they shut us out until just after half time), and came away with a comfortable win. Albayrak played quite well on the right side of the front 3, I might consider starting him for the next match.

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    Snake, could you explain the Argentine league system to me please?

    I am considering an offer on my save and would like to know what its like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    Snake, could you explain the Argentine league system to me please?

    I am considering an offer on my save and would like to know what its like.
    They have 2 championships per season, one over the first 19 games (Apertura/Open), one over the second 19 (Clausura/Close). The Copa Argentina is played throughout the season, whilst the Copa Sudamericana covers the Apetura, with the Copa Libertadores occurring in the Clausura. Argentinean sides are able to enter both, unlike Brazilian ones. Continental qualification and relegation are both decided on a points average system, which goes back a maximum of 3 years depending on how long you've been in the division.

    I personally thought it was a great league - every side pretty much plays gung-ho and there's loads of goals. It makes it a bit difficult to adjust to the continental stuff as it's a bit more normal in the balance between defense and attack. I'd definitely recommend going there.

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    So if I have understood that correctly, that makes a total of two league Championships to play for. A Copa Argentina which I am guessing is a cup? I know the Copa Libertadores is their version of the Champions League and the Copa Sudamericana as another cup?
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    Yes, two league titles per season plus a domestic cup (Copa Argentina), Champions League equivalent (Copa Libertadores), and Europa League equivalent (Copa Sudamericana). Oh, and the European Super Cup equivalent, the Recopa Sudamericana, which is over 2 legs in around June IIRC.

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    Spot on. Cheers fella .

    I have decided to take the jump into Argentinian football .

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    No probs, good luck!

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    The scoreline doesn't reflect how absolutely we controlled this game. Despite the narrow lead I never felt worried Portugal would nick a goal, we just swamped them. Mexico are up again in the final after an extra time 1-0 win over Ghana.

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    Going great with Turkey! Good luck against Mexico!

    Judging by the players that didn't make the bench for your first game in charge, you have one hell of a team!

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    GL with the final. I fear the worst. Mexico always turn out to be really good on my game. Hopefully I'm wrong though!

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    Another very good performance let down by the finishing. If we hadn't been winning already I'd have considered upping the tempo to try and create a bit more space, but it wasn't really necessary. First international trophy! Shame it's the one noone cares about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBurns View Post
    Going great with Turkey! Good luck against Mexico!

    Judging by the players that didn't make the bench for your first game in charge, you have one hell of a team!
    Cheers!

    Yeah it's a quite ridiculous generation of players. I've noticed Turkish clubs get incontinently rich in FM so it's probably something to do with that!

    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    GL with the final. I fear the worst. Mexico always turn out to be really good on my game. Hopefully I'm wrong though!
    Thanks crouchy, your fears were fortunately unfounded! They are a good side, as I found out in charge of Brazil, but Turkey are on a different level.

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    SnakeXe's Career - Season 29 - 2040/41

    Story of the Seasons:
    World Cup 2042 Qualifying - 1st after 6 games
    Can't complain with a 100% record, although Czech Republic and Denmark aren't letting us run away with it by any means.

    Confederations Cup - Winners
    A great performance to win the trophy without conceding a single goal.

    Results 1 - Results 2 - Squad


    5 Most Important Players:
    5. Ozkan Yengel - GK - A solid keeper is always essential for a successful international side, and Turkey of course have about 6 or 7, but Yengel's the most experienced and hasn't let me down.
    4. Ediz Kurtar - DC - Very tidy mopping up as a sort-of-sweeper in the middle of our back 3.
    3. Aydin Erol - MC - A colossus in our engine room, he and Ipekci are just an unbelievably good central midfield partnership to be able to call upon.
    2. Mesut Ipekci - MC - Thanks to the squad selection bug, he unfortunately missed our Confederations Cup win as he was suspended for the Macedonia qualifier, but he's almost definitely our best player in terms of raw ability.
    1. Kerem Bulun - ST - He may miss a few but his movement and pace cause the opposition so many problems it's hard not to let him off it. Of course he's still banged in 16 in 12 starts and won the Confederations Cup golden shoe, so who am I to complain?


    History:
    Code:
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    | Season  | Team            | League/Competition    | Country      | Position | Notes                                                 |
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    | 2012/13 | Weymouth        | Blue Square South     | England      | 2nd      | Playoff Semi-finalists                                |
    | 2013/14 | Weymouth        | Blue Square South     | England      | 3rd      | Resigned in October                                   |
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    | 2013/14 | Darlington      | Blue Square Premier   | England      | 14th     | 15th on arrival in October                            |
    | 2014/15 | Darlington      | Blue Square Premier   | England      | 2nd      | Playoff Winners                                       |
    | 2015/16 | Darlington      | League Two            | England      | 16th     | Resigned in January                                   |
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    | 2015/16 | Southend United | League One            | England      | 21st     | Relegated, 24th on arrival in March                   |
    | 2016/17 | Southend United | League Two            | England      | 1st      | League Two Champions                                  |
    | 2017/18 | Southend United | League One            | England      | 2nd      | Promoted                                              |
    | 2018/19 | Southend United | Championship          | England      | 17th     | Resigned in October                                   |
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    | 2018/19 | Wigan Athletic  | Championship          | England      | 4th      | 13th on arrival in October, Playoff Winners           |
    | 2019/20 | Wigan Athletic  | Premier League        | England      | 15th     | Left in December                                      |
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    | 2019/20 | Werder Bremen   | 1. Bundesliga         | Germany      | 8th      | 14th on arrival in December, DFB-Pokal Winners        |
    | 2020/21 | Werder Bremen   | 1. Bundesliga         | Germany      | 1st      | B'liga Champions, Supercup Winners, EL Semi-Finalists |
    | 2021/22 | Werder Bremen   | 1. Bundesliga         | Germany      | 2nd      | Supercup Winners, CL & DFB-Pokal Semi-Finalists       |
    | 2022/23 | Werder Bremen   | 1. Bundesliga         | Germany      | 1st      | B'liga Champions, Champions League Winners            |
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    | 2023/24 | Arsenal         | Premier League        | England      | 2nd      | Champ's League Semi-Finalists, League Cup Finalists   |
    | 2024/25 | Arsenal         | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League Winners, League Cup Finalists          |
    | 2025/26 | Arsenal         | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League Winners                                |
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    | 2027    | Santos          | Brasileirao           | Brazil       | 1st      | Brasileirao & Paulista Winners, Libertadores SF       |
    | 2028    | Santos          | Brasileirao           | Brazil       | 2nd      | Paulista & Copa Libertadores Semi-Finalists           |
    | 2029    | Santos          | Brasileirao           | Brazil       | 1st      | Brasileirao & L'dores Winners, CWC RU, Paulista SF    |
    | 2030    | Santos          | Brasileirao           | Brazil       | 1st      | B'leirao, L'dores, Paulista, Recopa Winners, CWC RU   |
    | 2031    | Santos          | Brasileirao           | Brazil       | 1st      | Brasileirao, Paulista, Recopa Sudamericana Winners    |
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    | 2030    | Brazil          | Friendlies            | Various      | N/A      | Appointed in July, P5 W2 D2 L1                        |
    | 2031    | Brazil          | Copa América          | S. America   | R-Up     | Copa América Runners Up, Resigned in July             |
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    | 2031/32 | Vélez           | Clausura              | Argentina    | 1st      | Clausura Winners, Joined in February                  |
    | 2032/33 | Vélez           | Apertura              | Argentina    | 1st      | Apertura Winners, Left in December                    |
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    | 2032/33 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 7th      | FA Cup Runners Up, Joined in December                 |
    | 2033/34 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League & League Cup Winners                   |
    | 2034/35 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League, FA Cup, & Champions League Winners    |
    | 2035/36 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League & CWC Winners, League Cup & CL R-Up    |
    | 2036/37 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League, League Cup, & Champ's League Winners  |
    | 2037/38 | Newcastle       | Premier League        | England      | 1st      | Premier League, FA Cup, Lg Cup & CWC Winners, CL R-Up |
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    | 2038/40 | England         | Euro 2040 Qualifiers  | Europe       | 1st      | Qualified for Euro 2040 in First Place                |
    | 2040    | England         | Euro 2040             | Europe       | Grp A    | Finished 4th in Group A, Resigned                     |
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    | 2041    | Turkey          | Confederations Cup    | World        | Winners  | Confederations Cup Winners                            |
    | 2040/42 | Turkey          | World Cup 2042 Quals  | World        | 1st*     | *1st after 6 matches                                  |
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    Next Season:
    Without wishing to jinx it, we should qualify for the World Cup, and from there the aim has to be to go all the way considering the quality at my disposal.

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    A really poor result, but I can feel somewhat secure in that I was fiddling around in a way I wouldn't in a competitive match, so it's unlikely to happen again. Somewhat irritatingly, it was also a missed opportunity to try the 4-3-1-2 against a 4-3-3 - I should really have taken a look at Slovakia before choosing the squad! I went with the 3-5-2 as we haven't used it often yet and it probably needs a bit more work - this was patently unsuited to the opposition, leaving 3v3 at the back, whereas I always subscribe to the opposition strikers + 1 rule where possible. Regardless, Erbil bailed us out with a late equaliser to avoid my first defeat as Turkey manager.

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    Congrats on the trophy.

    BTW, how are the Turkish wide players? I notice that your three chosen formations are narrow or with wingbacks, aren't they? Are players a factor in this or is there still quality out wide for Turkey?

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    I think I haven't commented in like 20 seasons and I sort of got lost reading the career, so just started from the final page.

    Looks like you've had an excellent club career, long sustained success both in Europe and in South America, but in international management... errm it's not quite the same thing. Hopefully the Confederations Cup win with Turkey will give you a boost in that. What do you think the federation will ask you for in the World Cup, a quarter final, semi final place? The European title must've bumped up their expectations to crazy levels. It's not exactly the most comfortable place to be in, even if the squad seems pretty amazing. Turkey always overachieve in FM. Actually overachieve isn't the right word.. what I mean is their regens are always way too good compared to their real life pool of talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Congrats on the trophy.

    BTW, how are the Turkish wide players? I notice that your three chosen formations are narrow or with wingbacks, aren't they? Are players a factor in this or is there still quality out wide for Turkey?
    Thanks crouchy!

    They're similarly excellent. There are some really great full-backs I have to leave out all the time, which is a shame. They'd be great if only their clubs would retrain them to MRL as well. It's a combination of factors really - my longstanding desire to use a 3-4-3, the fact that they used it in the successful European Championship campaign, the surplus of top-class, incredibly strong, tall and mobile central defenders Turkey have available, and obviously the similarly excellent quality in midfield and up front that makes the whole thing tick. After the World Cup I might switch round to a system based on a 4-2-3-1/4-3-3 just because I can!

    Quote Originally Posted by noikeee View Post
    I think I haven't commented in like 20 seasons and I sort of got lost reading the career, so just started from the final page.

    Looks like you've had an excellent club career, long sustained success both in Europe and in South America, but in international management... errm it's not quite the same thing. Hopefully the Confederations Cup win with Turkey will give you a boost in that. What do you think the federation will ask you for in the World Cup, a quarter final, semi final place? The European title must've bumped up their expectations to crazy levels. It's not exactly the most comfortable place to be in, even if the squad seems pretty amazing. Turkey always overachieve in FM. Actually overachieve isn't the right word.. what I mean is their regens are always way too good compared to their real life pool of talent.
    Haha no problem, that's why I keep the career summary table up to date

    Yeah definitely not had the breaks in international management so far. I think partly it's picking my jobs very badly. I saw "Brazil" and thought "oh they always have some great players regardless" and actually the quality and depth was very poor outside of a few 32-33 year olds who all played in the same position. Same problem with England, the player pool was abysmal compared with what I have with Turkey. I could put out 3 or maybe 4 entirely different XIs that would beat England comfortably, and that's no exaggeration at all. I posted the guys earlier I didn't even have room on the bench for - there's 15 or 20 more comfortably of international class that don't even make the squad.

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    Excellent work with Turkey so far.

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    Your England was worse than the real England.

    Doing much better with Turkey though.

    Weymouth didn't last long.

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    Good stuff with Turkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    Excellent work with Turkey so far.
    Quote Originally Posted by deltablue View Post
    Good stuff with Turkey.
    Cheers guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    Your England was worse than the real England.

    Doing much better with Turkey though.

    Weymouth didn't last long.
    I know! We were awful. Although I don't know why I expected otherwise

    Cheers, yeah it's all going to plan at the moment. Which is making me think it's going to bite me in the arse at some point...

    If it takes them another decade to get back I might have to take over again just to sort them out.

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    We tore them open at will in the first half, but eased off in the second as I took the opportunity for some more tactical fiddling. A home win against Ukraine in the next match essentially guarantees qualification due to our vastly superior goal difference.

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    My scouts at Newcastle first alerted me to the goalkeeper Anton Saenko, I then found out how good he was first hand as he kept out a barrage to help his country beat my England team in Donetsk. I cursed his name again after this one-sided encounter ended in a draw.

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    Although our lead over the Czechs was cut back to 4 points after that disappointing draw, we still only need a win from our remaining two matches against San Marino (a) and Norway (h) to confirm our place at the World Cup. Shouldn't be an issue.

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    You are in The WC as far as I'm concerned, especially when you have San Marino to play.

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    what an amazing team you seem to have there
    wre you aware of just how they are before taking over?

    crossing fingers that you can replicate Spain's current dominance with that team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatTraveler View Post
    You are in The WC as far as I'm concerned, especially when you have San Marino to play.
    Nooooo problem

    Quote Originally Posted by jayahr View Post
    what an amazing team you seem to have there
    wre you aware of just how they are before taking over?

    crossing fingers that you can replicate Spain's current dominance with that team.
    Well I knew they were decent because they won the Euros, and I checked a couple of their key players out, but I didn't quite realise the ridiculous quality across the board. I really hope I can do them justice, because this really is a generation of players like I've never seen before, for any country.

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    Just awful. We're qualified, but couldn't hit a barn door. Not that San Marino ever threatened to do anything themselves, but come on guys. Ramazan Akyun had 5 or 6 great chances, but the Real Madrid forward decided he didn't fancy a goal today and passed them all into the keepers arms.

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    A much better display, the gloss put on the scoreline with a couple of rare set-piece goals.

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    Overall I have to be happy with such a dominant procession to qualification, but a couple of blips along the way give cause for concern. Fortunately, they occurred in the types of games we shouldn't see too many of at the finals.

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    Brilliant work topping the group .

    Any thoughts of returning to club management yet?

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    Good job on the qualification, now the real work starts for the European champions to prove their worth in the World Cup.

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    A much closer approximation to the level of performance I expect from this group of players. Ozer Erbil had his best game in a Turkey shirt, tearing Russia's defence asunder repeatedly. I reverted to a 4-3-1-2 for this game, a formation I'm toying with using in the World Cup.

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