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    FK Zemun - Mid Season 2015/16

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    Well I am very surprised by this. Only a few adjustments to the team (not as many as I would have liked) and we were propelled to 2nd. I guess I was right about the gulf in class between the two division not being that big. However, If I cam to complete this challenge in Serbia then I will need a herculean effort to topple Partizan. They run away with the league every year yet never do it in Europe. To win this challenge I am going to have to dominate Serbia for quite some time, and at the moment I don't see that happening unless we get the same kind of sponsorship deals and income that Partizan gets. I am aiming for mid-table now, with relegation out of sight now. With the way things are going, Serbias 2nd team Red Star are doing badly and the rest don't seem to be doing well I might hold onto 2nd but I don't expect to.

    Key Players
    Koffi Moumouni... well where can I start. At the start of the season, with a year left on his contract, I offered a new contract - but he wouldn't even go into negotiations with me. I then faced a stiff decision, do I sell the person that could propel me to the top half of the table or do I let him go for free at halfway? I chose the latter, selling him for a cool Ł3m... with a cheeky 45% next sale bonus too!
    Vladimir Urzikic is my new Moumouni. Top scorer, MOTM assists, exact type of player to Moumouni but even better.
    I keep getting news reports Marcao, my Brazilian 21 year old CB, stating that he needs match time fulfill his potential, I have a feeling I will have a Moumouni moment on him. I can't lose this guy whatever I do, he is absolutely solid.
    A very bright young talent, Douglas yet to dominate any games but has so much potential I could cry.

    Serbian Cup
    Not great, lost on penalties in the 2nd round, was hoping for a repeat of the antics from last year but the team was complacent.

    Thanks to the cash in from Moumouni, my youth facilities are being upgraded.

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    Season   Team    League          Position    Cup           Achievements
    12/13    BASK    First League    13th/16     N/A           Relegated   
    13/14    Zemun   First League    1st/16      N/A           Promotion!
    14/15    Zemun   Super League    11th/16     Semi Finals   Just beat relegation & two matches from European Football

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    Nice to see all of you well up and running. I have experienced a slow start in my second season in the 1. division, but I think I have turned the corner now.

    Good luck in future matches XaW, McNeil, Mafino and Biscotti.

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    Thanks Taunton. I've had a breakthrough season with a continental finish!

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    I still don't think they quite make up for Moumouni, he was a serious player but you have a few now

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    FK Zemun - End of Season 2015/16

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    Never in a million years did I expect a season like this. A combination of poor opposition defences and having a monster like Vladimir Urzikic up top meant I maintained 2nd place for the rest of the season, never keeping up with Partizan but I didn't really want to. The gap between the divisions are absolutely tiny. As aforementioned, now that I have finished 2nd the big task begins of toppling Partizan, with their Łm of sponsorship and income. This season made me realise what kind of squad I had though. There were the key players but the rest of the squad were just normal background people. I conceded the 3rd least goals int he league but 34 goals shipped in 30 games is way too many for my liking, something that I will need to address. Very chuffed, overall. Although I would prefer access to the Europa League first. Hopefully a massive tie against someone like Arsenal or A. Madrid will bring in some cash monies and we can go from there. Not expecting much from European side, I just want to consolidate my position for now and hope to keep my best players.

    Key Players
    Douglas - Again, had a quiet season but there have been some glimpses of magic from him and I am going to continue putting my trust into this kid.
    Marcao - Carried on from Xmas break, stopping anything coming near him and a constant transfer target of many Brazilian teams.
    Boris Zivanovic - Winger with 10 goals! You don't get many of those. I asked him to cut inside and have a pop and almost every goal he scored was the same.
    Fernando - Some fantastic dribbles and an amazing crosser of the ball, don't get too many of those nowadays.
    Vladimir Urzikic - My star man. Made everything click together, made goals by himself and generally a fantastic player. Broke into the Serbian u21 team too! Also finished as the leagues top scorer with 17 goals. Amazing.

    Serbian Cup
    Not great, lost on penalties in the 2nd round, was hoping for a repeat of the antics from last year but the team was complacent.

    History
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    Season   Team    League          Position    Cup           Achievements
    12/13    BASK    First League    13th/16     N/A           Relegated   
    13/14    Zemun   First League    1st         N/A           Promotion!
    14/15    Zemun   SuperLeague     11th/16     Semi Finals   Just beat relegation & two matches from European Football
    15/16    Zemun   SuperLeague     2nd         2nd Round     Champions League football!
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    Approaching the winter break, I paid Ł1.2M for this guy from Bahia in Brazil, 6 months earlier they only paid Ł24K for him from Reunion. I still got bargain of the century. Faty Anyona!

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    Just caused my first huge upset! Knocked the most successful Club in the Polish Cup's History (Legia Warszawa) out!

    Won 2-1 AET at home. Delighted with that, as it sees us into the 3rd Round.


    Drew the holders Gornik Zabrze
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    Good luck in Austria, Yerko.

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    Maccabi Kabilio Jaffa 2014/2015 – Season 3 – Jimbowmanuk

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    League: Mid table finish : 8th
    State Cup: Reach 8th round: Reached 1/4 finals
    National Toto Cup: Learn from experience: Group Stage

    Brought in some free transfers as the board wouldn't release funds to sign players, wage bill was over the limit so I had to concede to selling my star striker Aas for Ł75k and his Ł1.6k a week wage reduced the fears of the board. Lost a couple of good squad players on frees as they didn't want to sign new contracts

    Transfers


    League Table

    Fixtures 1
    Fixtures 2

    Results were really mixed all season, the team is showing they can score goals but the defence is still very leaky, I knew I wasn't going to make top 6 halfway through the season so aimed at consolidating a mid table finish again, improving on the previous season by finishing in 8th spot

    State Cup
    Good results against lower opposition set us up against Premier Division side Hapoel Tel-Aviv, we managed to take the lead but the strong opponents proved to good in front of goal so a shock never really looked on the cards

    National Toto Cup
    Won 3 of the 1st 5 games and needed only a point in the last to make the quarter finals, and after coming back from 2 goals down looked likely but my opponents scored in injury time to knock me out.

    Struggling to fully enjoy this game at the moment as the board only allow me Ł130 a week for staff wages and no coach or physio no matter how bad they are will sign for less than Ł140, having to result to signing player coaches but they only ever stay for 1 season and refuse to sign extensions, hopefully with the club being taken over in the April the new chairman might release more funds for staff.


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    2012/13	National League	14th	7th Round	1/4 Finals	N/A	None
    2013/14	National League	9th	7th Round	Group Stage	N/A	None
    2014/15	National League	8th	1/4 Finals	Group Stage	N/A	None
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    Managed to get Dinamo Moscow in the Champions League... lost 3-1 on agg. Now have Liverpool in the EURO Cup! My fears about dominating the Serbian league before attempting a European cup run have come true.
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    I absolutely love my chairman. Found a cracking young player called Wojciech Golla, unfortunately Lech wanted Ł110k for him.

    I went to said Chairman to ask for funds, and the agreed the lad would be a dynamite signing, so agreed to fund the deal and offer the player a contract.

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    I just finished my first season with SV Schwechat and won Austrian 1.Liga and promoted to Austrian Bundesliga...hope chairman give me cash injection for new signings because only 3 or maybe 4 players has potential for Bundesliga . Stadium has capacity of 8000 but only 2000 seats - how many spectators can watch the game in domestic league? i had 1300 average last year and hope for few 1000 more in new season...
    Both 1st and Bundesliga has 10 clubs, 10th is relegated and 1st is promoted/ or winner in Bundesliga and goes to Champions league while 2nd-4th goes to Europa League so my goal is to avoid relegation and with little luck to finish 4th

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    Good solid season Jimbomanuk, you know everytime I see you team name it makes me laugh.C'mon the Jaffa's!!
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    [plug class="shameless"]I have started a thread intended to be a compliment to the Records thread for chronicling the CSE Dream XI. Might I suggest you guys go have a gander and see if you want to be included?[/plug]

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    Balls! Just lost the last 5 matches I played due to my PC crashing Glad I use a rolling autosave though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundo View Post
    Good solid season Jimbomanuk, you know everytime I see you team name it makes me laugh.C'mon the Jaffa's!!
    Cheers Gundo, unfortunately I've had to sell 2 of my best players to keep wages down and find myself bottom of the table after 5 matches so hopefully I can turn things around before the board decide to sack me

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    FK Zemun - Mid Season 2016/17

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    Table - Graph 2nd-16
    Pretty much the same as last season, although we managed a winning run of 7 league games. I guess the key to beating Partizan is to beat the teams they don't and hope to draw against them. They are still in control of this league, whereas we are still finding our feet. I'm at the point before each match where I don't know if we are gonna spank or get spanked... anyone can beat anyone in this league, demonstrated by the fact 7th and 13th are separated by 3 points.
    The only difference between the standings this year and last year at this point is that we're on level points with Partizan but we haven't scored as much as Partizan. At least we have fixed our defensive problem but looks like we aren't scoring enough.

    Key Players
    Vladimir Urzikic - 6 goals and 4 assists in 14 league appearances, I'm now playing him as a Messi-type Inside Forward on the wing. Seems to be working, he looks dangerous whenever he gets the ball.
    Seydou Traore - My scout spotted this geezer and I brought him in instantly. Don't know how no-one else nabbed him. 10 goals in 14, I'm unsure of how to play him but he seems to do the trick as a Poacher in a 4-1-2-2-1 (with wingers) formation.
    Fernando - often players on the opposite wing of Urzikic. 4 goals in 9 and 3 assists with 2 MOM, he attacks the right wing like hell and he is trouble for anyone in the league. Whips some fantastic balls in on occasion.

    Europe
    We drew against Dinamo Moscow in the Champions League Best Placed Playoff, managed to score in the second leg but lost overall 3-1. Not too upset with that. They gave us our highest attendance and gate receipts of Ł75k (!). This relegated us to the Europa League Playoff, where we faced Liverpool. Not as much luckas with Dinamo, failed to score and we were generally dominated. We lost 3-0 in the end. So 3 losses and one draw in European competition... it's going to be a long challenge!

    Serbian Cup
    It seems like Zemun treat this trophy like the League Cup... yet again we performed poorly and lost 4-1 even after our run of wins. Disappointing

    History
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    Season   Team    League          Position    Cup           Europe              Achievements
    12/13    BASK    First League    13th/16     N/A           N/A                 Relegated   
    13/14    Zemun   First League    1st         N/A           N/A                 Promotion!
    14/15    Zemun   SuperLeague     11th/16     Semi Finals   N/A                 Just survived & 2 matches from European Football
    15/16    Zemun   SuperLeague     2nd         2nd Round     N/A                 Champions League football!
    16/17    Zemun   SuperLeague     2nd         2nd Round     Lost @ first hurdle
    Last edited by Mafino; 16-11-2011 at 17:55.

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    Brettney's Trip to Iceland!

    Íţróttafélagiđ Völsungur




    Íţróttafélagiđ Völsungur is an Icelandic football club from the town of Húsavík located on the north coast of Iceland on the shores of Skjálfandi bay.

    History;

    1927 : Foundation of club

    They last played in Iceland's top tier (for their only time) in the 1988 season.

    Völsungur are a Semi Professional Club who are ranked 30th in Iceland, they gained a surprise promotion into the 2nd Tier in the 2011 season.

    Clubs Facilities;

    Basic Corporate.
    Fairly Basic Training.
    Minimal Youth.
    Adequate Junior Coaching.
    Basic Youth Recruitment.

    Ground;

    Húsavíkurvöllur, Húsavík
    Holds 800.
    Grass pitch in Good condition.
    No undersoil heating and no roof.

    The Ground is here.

    Changing rooms!?

    So my new home;

    Húsavík is a town in Norđurţing municipality on the north coast of Iceland on the shores of Skjálfandi bay with 2,237 inhabitants.

    The income of the inhabitants is derived from tourism and fishing, as well as retail and small industry. Until recently, Húsavík was the export harbour for silica was extracted from the nearby lake, Mývatn.

    The most famous landmark of the town is the wooden church, built in 1907.

    According to the Landnámabók ("Book of Settlement"), Húsavík was the first place in Iceland to be settled by Norsemen. But the Swedish Viking Garđar Svavarsson stayed there for one winter around 870 A.D. The name of the town means "bay of houses": probably referring to Garđar's homestead, on which have been the only houses then in Iceland.

    Húsavík is served by Húsavík Airport.

    Húsavík has become a centre of whale watching in Iceland due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay. The Húsavík Whale Museum is located in the town. It is also home to the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which contains penis specimens from every mammal that lives in Iceland, including a 67-inch sperm whale penis, and a donated human penis.

    The region of Mývatn, with its interesting geology and diverse animal life, is nearby. Jökulsárgljúfur National Park with the horseshoe shaped canyon Ásbyrgi and the waterfalls Dettifoss, Hafragilsfoss and Selfoss is also not far from the town.

    So Skjálfandi Bay;



    Skjálfandi, geologically more a bay than a fjord, is located in the North of Iceland. The word Skjálfandi literally translates to "trembling" which might refer to earthquakes which do occur quite frequently. Though most of them cannot really be noticed; they are only registered by seismographs.

    The bay, originally created by glacial activity, has two major streams flowing into it: Skjálfandafljót, which is a glacier river and Laxá, which is a freshwater river. The river Laxá is famous for its salmon (lax in Icelandic translates to salmon) and part of the river is protected by the Ramsar Convention.

    The only town in Skjálfandi Bay is Húsavík, facing the picturesque Víknafjöll and Kinnarfjöll , the mountain ranges on the other side of the bay, whose top is covered with snow year round. The highest point reaches around 1200 m.

    The bay is famous for the abundance of different whale, dolphins and bird species, which can best be observed during the whale watching trips departing Húsavík.

    The Swede Garđar Svavarsson, was the first Scandinavian to settle in Iceland around 860. He built a house in Skjálfandi, but spent only the following winter months there before leaving Iceland.

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    Good luck to everyone new

    Just bought Skyrim, so I wont be rushing through seasons :P. 12 games left in Austria, and the race for the single promotion spot is very close.

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    Good luck brettney1980. As for me, I'll have an update in about 10 minutes.

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    FK Zemun - End of Season 2016/17

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    Table - Graph 3rd
    A good start to the season meant that at the halfway point I was level on points with Partizan. But then the team became complacent and started lacking. Coupled with the rise of Red Star and injuries to key players meant that I couldn't keep up with Partizan, who actually managed to make it to the Champions League group stage finishing with 2 points in a group of Man Utd, Atletico Madrid and Juventus. So I stayed in third for the second half of the season. Not sure what else I need to do to get 1st place but I'm gonna carry on and eventually do it!
    And by finishing third, I get an added bonus of Europa League football

    Key Players
    Fernando - Ever increasing talent, I need to keep him fit
    Seydou Traore - 2nd top scorer but sustained big injury towards the end which halted our push for the 2nd place spot.
    Vladimir Urzikic - Top scorer, Fans Player of the Year, fantastic player and he is essential for us. Keep getting bids for him, hopefully he stays at the club.. he has 1 year left on his contract and rejected negotiations :/

    Europe
    We drew against Dinamo Moscow in the Champions League Best Placed Playoff, managed to score in the second leg but lost overall 3-1. Not too upset with that. They gave us our highest attendance and gate receipts of Ł75k (!). This relegated us to the Europa League Playoff, where we faced Liverpool. Not as much luckas with Dinamo, failed to score and we were generally dominated. We lost 3-0 in the end. So 3 losses and one draw in European competition... it's going to be a long challenge!

    Serbian Cup
    It seems like Zemun treat this trophy like the League Cup... yet again we performed poorly and lost 4-1 even after our run of wins. Disappointing

    Random Points
    - New average attendance of 4402, up from previous high of 3040 set in 2015
    - Upgraded youth facilities to 'average' haha!
    - Been made 17/1 to win the title but I know I won't

    History
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    Season Team   League       Position  Cup          Europe             Achievements
    12/13  BASK   First League 13th/16   N/A          N/A                Relegated   
    13/14  Zemun  First League 1st       N/A          N/A                Promotion!
    14/15  Zemun  SuperLeague  11th/16   Semi Finals  N/A                Just survived & 2 matches from European Football
    15/16  Zemun  SuperLeague  2nd       2nd Round    N/A                Champions League football!
    16/17  Zemun  SuperLeague  3rd       2nd Round    Lost @ first hurdle  Longest unbeaten run of 13 games
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    YF JUVENTUS 2013/14 SEASON REVIEW


    After the the poor start to the season I posted up on the last page the recovery continued in the 2nd half of the season in no small part due to a few new singings.

    Claus Costa I had tried to get him at the start of the season but his wage demands were far too high. His agent came back in March and offered him with a far more realistic wage. If I could have had him at the start to cover the back 4 I am sure we'd have a much better start to the season.

    Thomas Ouwerkerk My scout picked this lad up and was rated better than my 1st choice at the time, he came in and after a few bad games at the start he started to get his confidence and will stay as number 1 this year.

    Donny De Vet Not a first choice yet but he wasn't far off being so and didn't let me down when he played.

    Of the players that started the season

    Fischer was superb out wide, really glad I paid a bit over on his wages just to get him, bigger clubs are interested in him so i'm not sure how much longer i'll have him.

    Jabnoun I wish the scout who picked this lad up was still at the club when I joined, he found a gem here. Tore the league apart most weeks, i've managed to get him to sign a new 4 year deal which i'm delighted about as I only noticed with a month of his contract left it was expiring (note to myself to remember to read those contract reports properly in the future)

    Pinto the other half of my strikeforce, he and Jabnoun really have a good understanding, i'm hoping to see more of the same this year.

    League table


    From the last report we only lost 2 more games for the remainder of the season, goals were flying in as you can see (I think it was 60 goals in 17 games) the defence was shored up quite a bit with the signings I posted above so I can't help but wonder how we would have done if I had changed my tactic earlier, I can't really go by having the new signings earlier as I knew of non of them bar Costa before they had signed. I am sure the tactic would have at least earnt us the 8 points (or less if I had got something in the 1st 2 games against Wil) needed to go up.

    I've already made 2014's seasons signings, a central defender who looks class and 2 left backs as I lost Tornetto to retirement, those 2 aren't that great but should do the job for the year.

    Targets for the season

    Top three finish.
    Better cup run (out 2nd round last season but to be fair it was Grasshoppers we faced)
    Find another CM, a better LB and a right winger
    Hope our board lets us go professional, this is actually what I crave the most as I feel I could get better out of the players if I could have them at the club full time.

    Mafino that was a great result, who did you get in the group?

    I'll be posting a bit more often now, I have been away for most of the last week so couldn't.
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    End of season report 2013/14
    Table | Past positions | Squad | Finances | Transfers


    A very good season for us overall. We started a bit slow and we were struggling to keep up with a tier higher than last season, but that all changed because of a single signing. Last year one of our main problems were getting our single striker to score, and it seemed like the trend was continuing this season as our best striker was far from good enough for this level. As I was searching for a better one I got an agent offering his South African client, and when I checked him out it was no doubt, I wanted him. After a little negotiation we had signed Shaun Robertson for our entire transfer budget of Ł14k, but he was well worth it! He ended up being top scorer in the league with 19 goals in 26 matches while adding another 9 in the cups. After a while we got him working along our Zambian offensive midfielder Felix Katongo. They delivered and was the main reason we managed to get a safe mid-table position.

    We were in two cups this season, the Magyar Kupa and the Magyar Ligakupa. In the Magyar Kupa we got as far as the quarter finals where we were beaten 2-3 on aggregate by Kecskemét. In the Ligakupa we came 2nd in our group, but that was not enough to go through to the quarter finals.

    Financially we are bleeding cash like crazy. We are at this moment about Ł750k in red, but at a point we had reached the million. And our chairman has injected about Ł500k this season as well. Hopefully we can make a push towards Europe next season, as we badly need some more cash in our coffers. We got a new kit sponsor this season and that nets us a bit more than last. Still we are losing money while I'm well below my wage budget and not using much. The ticket prizes increased quite a bit from last season, as did out average attendace. Hopefully the trend continues so we can at least go even in the future.

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    2012/13      NBII        1st        2nd round    N/A        Promoted as champions
    2013/14      Bank Liga   8th        Quarter final    N/A        Mid-table

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    @ Dexter_Morgan. Good season with Juve. Hope you can clinch promotion next season. How are the spectators with umbrellas doing? Have you got them some chairs yet?

    @ Mafino. Keep up the good work. Great to get another season in Europe. Will get you valuable coefficent points.

    @ brettney1980. Good luck in Iceland. If you can bring the champions league trophy to the saga island then it wil be a hell of an achievement.

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    Taunton - Tollnes - Season review - 2017 - Norwegian 1. division

    Table (4th)

    The season ended on a high, but overall I am disappointed. We had an abysmal start, and that ruined our promotion plans. Mid way in we found our feet and played really well, beating Kongsvinger away in a great performance.

    The squad was the best ever, but I suspect that they needed to gel, and that the teams in the division took us more seriously this season.

    We showed potential in this match, beating premier division greats Lillestrřm away in the cup, scoring six goals.


    Best player and top scorer: Bryan Morel A really great player, and he scores lots of goals for us. The big clubs are circling now, and he refuses to sign a new contract. Only way to keep him is to get promoted I think.

    Economy: Getting better

    Key: This season (Last season)

    Wage budget: Nkr 57.500 p/w (38.000 Nkr p/w)

    Transfer budget: 2.200.000 Nkr p/w (0 Nkr p/w)

    (For pounds, just divide the number with ten)

    Av. attendance: 802 (646)

    Players in: 9 (20)

    Players out: 10 ( 28 )

    Need a good right wing, and a solid centre back. If I can get them, I am really optimistic that we can push for promotion. That depends of course that we make a good start, but I know we can beat anybody. It will be an exciting season.

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    2012   | 2. div   |    11th   | 1.rnd   |    N/A     |  Issa Ibrahim Malam     (9)          
    2013   | 2. div   |     9th   | 1.rnd   |    N/A     |  Torstein Mjřnner      (10)
    2014   | 2. div   |     6th   | 1.rnd   |    N/A     |  Thomas Larsen         (12)
    2015   | 2. div   |     1st   | 2.rnd   |    N/A     |  Atli Heimisson        (12)
    2016   | 1. div   |     4th   | 4.rnd   |    N/A     |  Bryan Morel           (22)
    2017   | 1. div   |     4th   | Q-final |    N/A     |  Bryan Morel           (21)

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    Cheers Taunton. Had a good first half to the season and have a decent chance at this point.

    Added Mayer, Hepnali and Gabrielli as they were free and would improve the squad.

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    Thanks Taunton. Good effort with Tollnes, I often have that problem with Bryan Morel, some of my best players all want to go. The best thing to do is cash in ebfore their contract runs out, believe me it won't be nice at the time but that money is very useful!

    Dexter Morgan, I'll let you know who I got in the group in my next update, probably in an hours time. Something incredible has happened.

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    FK Zemun - Mid Season 2017/18

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    Table 3rd-16
    In terms of the league, we haven't been doing too badly. After about 9/10 games we fell very far behind the front 2 but we always kept our head above the rest. If we stay above 3rd this season I will officially call ourselves Serbias 3rd club I think the Cup and European antics have given us hangovers for the League matches, but more on that if you scroll down...

    Key Players
    Marcao - Starting to impose himself more as a fan favourite, only injury will keep him out of the squad at the moment. Has grabbed some vital goals and is a major advantage for attacking set pieces. Has also gained Serbian nationality.
    Uros Vitas - Making noises about wanting to join a bigger club but has agreed a 5 year deal with me. Partners Marcao at the back and the two are (mostly) unstoppable.
    Vladimir - One of our best players, I would compare him to Paul Scholes. He is the star of the match without being the star of the match if you catch my drift... does all the behind-the-scenes work perfectly, maybe once or twice scores a belter but won't score 7 goals roundhouse kick goals in 2 minutes - just a casual string puller. Easily most valuable at the moment.
    Seydou Traore - My Nistelrooy is doing very well and tucks away almost any opportunity he gets. Very pleasing.
    Vladimir Urzikic - The first Serbian to appear for his country as a Zemun player... absolutely incredible. Best player by far. Ran rings around the opposition... but once he refused to enter negotiations with him, I took the decision to sell him before the January window opened so that he wouldn't go for free. He was sold for Ł3.3m. A great return for a fantastic player.

    Europa League ~ Fixtures ~ Group Table
    As if scoring away at White Hart Lane and achieving a 1-1 draw wasn't enough...
    As if taking Spurs to extra time in front of a capacity home stadium and scoring moments from time wasn't enough...
    As if qualifying for the Europa League group stages wasn't enough...
    No, none of that wasn't enough.
    4 wins, 2 losses and 15 goals won us the group of AZ Alkmaar, Braga and Metalist Kharkiv with a game to spare. I am absolutely astonished! I just don't understand how I've taken Zemun up through the ranks and to get to the stage where I'm beating AZ 8-0 across 2 games is unbelievable. I am convinced this is luck - but unfortunately, my luck has run out, managing to draw Bayern Munich in the next round. I fully expect to be beaten, but what a run this was. The prize money and extra funds is very useful, I'm currently upgrading my youth facilities (for the second time) and training facilities.


    Serbian Cup ~ Fixtures
    Finally we have screwed our heads back on and progressed to the semi final stage, albeit with easy draws throughout. I fully expect us to reach the final where we will probably meet Red Star, who I feel we have a chance against. Finally I can win the stupid thing!


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    Season   Team    League          Position    Cup           Europe              Achievements
    12/13    BASK    First League    13th/16     N/A           N/A                 Relegated   
    13/14    Zemun   First League    1st         N/A           N/A                 Promotion!
    14/15    Zemun   SuperLeague     11th/16     Semi Finals   N/A                 Just survived & 2 matches from European Football
    15/16    Zemun   SuperLeague     2nd         2nd Round     N/A                 Champions League football!
    16/17    Zemun   SuperLeague     2nd         2nd Round     Lost @ first hurdle Europa League next year
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    Great european run, Mafino. Really astonishing. You must be delighted. Hammered AZ, and overcoming Tottenham in the qualifier was heroic.

    Really happy for you. Now go on and beat the hell out of those bavarians.

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    Awesome progress your making Mafino.

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    Maccabi Kabilio Jaffa 2015/2016 – Season 4 – Jimbowmanuk

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    League: Mid table finish : 7th
    State Cup: Reach 8th round: Reached 8th round
    National Toto Cup: Learn from experience: Group Stage

    Signed 3 players during the season, 1 of whom is my assistant manager. Dvorak became my 3rd foriegn player so I'll be resorting to Israeli's for the next season

    Transfers


    League Table

    Fixtures 1
    Fixtures 2

    A bad start to the season saw the team only picking up 4 points in the 1st 7 games, which meant it was looking to be a struggle before going on a 5 game winnong streak. Couldn't break into the top 6 and the poor start cost us, tweaked the defence a little towards the end of the season seeing us go unbeaten in the last 8 games and not conceding for the last 4

    State Cup
    A solid victory in the 7th round, set up a clash with inform Be'er-sheva, who I beat 4-0 three days before the cup clash but they have a fitter squad and saw me off quite easily in the 8th round

    National Toto Cup
    Knocked out in the group stage again, similar to last season an injury time goal put us out but it was not in my match but the other game of the group, the chairman doesn't seem that fussed for this competition only ever asking to learn from experience

    Really starting to get into this game now and with a great finish to the season I'm now more determined to reach the top 6, some academy players are ready for the step up and I'll need them to perform as I can't see any major signings this season again.

    Code:
    Season	League	Position	State Cup	Toto Cup	Europe	Achievements
    2012/13	National League	14th	7th Round	1/4 Finals	N/A	None
    2013/14	National League	9th	7th Round	Group Stage	N/A	None
    2014/15	National League	8th	1/4 Finals	Group Stage	N/A	None
    2015/16	National League	7th	8th Round	Group Stage	N/A	None
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    Gundo - Sola Fotball - Season Review 2012

    2.divisjon Final Positon.

    Hugely pleased we managed to survive relegation and with a few games to spare too. It was a difficult struggle again, after a fairly decent start things tailed off and it was only a spell of good form 6 games from the end that saved us.

    Some conditions I've set myself for this years challenge
    I'm only signing Nordic players; Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish and players from Faroe Islands.
    I'm not signing players who I have signed in previous FM's if i can help it.
    I'm also not using the player or staff search facility.


    Not many of my players are worth a mention to be honest as our highest average rating was only 6.77! Řrjan Nesvik scooped the top scorer award with a mighty effort of five goals.

    Average attendance: 258.

    Next season: I will need to strengthen from front to back, because quite frankly most of the players I've got are dire.




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    2012    |  2.divisjon Avd.3  |    9th     |            -             |  2nd Round  |  Řrjan Nesvik (5)
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    Well, hello there. I'd like to play please. I've just completed dafuge's challenge and with no desire to stalk Welsh Wizard () I'm coming to give this a crack.

    I'm starting in Iceland, because that's where my Mum's gone, apparently. No, that's not right, I'm going to Iceland because I like the idea of being able to develop a nation up from the grass roots, hopefully will some naturalised talents (although my research suggests that'll take 7 years!?) and some top class facilities, presumably training on all weather pitches.

    Anyway, enough pre-amble. Let's play!

    Having wrongly holidayed until December 2010, I've restarted again and done it properly now. My settings give me only 8,000 players? That'll make for an interesting game. My plans for naturalising some Brazilian superstars might be a little misplaced...

    Therefore, I am the proud, newly appointed manager of Knattspyrnufélag Fjallabyggđar! For some reason people seem to shorten this to "KF". I will refuse to do so, it's the first step to me being accepted by the locals.

    I've tried to Google them so I can find some fancy photos to put into my post like others do, but the only websites I can find about Knattspyrnufélag Fjallabyggđar are entirely in Icelandic, which is an issue.

    So you'll have to settle for my manager profile and a nice news story about my appointment. Unknown my bottom!



    For tracking purposes - Iceland are ranked 99th in the World.
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    My star striker, Shaun Robertson, seems to be leaving us...

    Gonna struggle if he leaves, but I understand the decision, since we are about Ł1M in red....

    Edit: Another bid.....
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    Decided to have a go at this challenge this year, I remember doing and completing it a few years back in Czech Republic, but this season I've gone to Sweden

    Taken over as Karlslunds IF.

    And here is Me

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    Bah, there is no mechanism for getting Icelandic nationality. That had me pondering quitting and restarting elsewhere, but whilst pondering that...

    I scored the best goal I've ever, ever scored.

    So I'm going to stick it out for a while!

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    Ha that's some strike that!

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    End of season report 2014/15
    Table | Past positions | Squad | Finances | Transfers


    Great season for us as we managed to win both the domestic cups aswell as finishing 4th in an very evenly matched league. It only seperates 4 points from the winner down to 6th place. We started the season of slow as allways, but managed to pick up form after a while. Then as we were closing in on the half way mark the bomb dropped as the chairman accepted bid on Shaun Robertson, our best player. I was hoping he would stay, but he left for Al-Ahli and Saudi Arabia. Still we got a nice Ł1.2 million for him. This caused us to have some problems scoring, but our other two strikers, Fuska and Addae Owusu started scoring after a while.

    In the cups we took down every opponent in our way as we won both the Magyar Kupa and the Ligakupa. In the Magyar Kupa we won 2-1 after extra time against ZTE. After we scored we got two injuries and as we had used up our subs we were down to 9 men. Luckily they got a red card after a while, but it was still 10 v 9 in the last minutes. We managed to hold on and secure Bodafuks first Magyar Kupa win. In the Ligakupa we met Videoton and scraped trough a 1-0 win.

    Financially we earned money this season, but it was mostly down to our big sale. Hopefully next season will be better as we get to play in Europe for the first time.

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    2012/13      NBII          1st       2nd round        N/A         Promoted as champions
    2013/14      Bank Liga     8th       Quarter final    N/A         Mid-table
    2014/15      Bank Liga     4th       Winner           N/A         Cup double, qualified for EL

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    Great season there XaW. Hope you can find a good replacement for Robertson And good luck in Europe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Demus View Post
    Great season there XaW. Hope you can find a good replacement for Robertson And good luck in Europe
    Thanks, Mr_Demus. I've been trying, but no one who want to join me is even close to his standard unfortunately. And since I didn't get any transfer budget I have to search for free ones and that makes it even harder. But I'm hoping I can find someone.

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    Damnit! Looks like I'm gonna lose my second best striker aswell in Fuska. Gonna be a hard season I think.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by XaW View Post
    Damnit! Looks like I'm gonna lose my second best striker aswell in Fuska. Gonna be a hard season I think.....
    Tough break :/. Hopefully you can find a decent striker on free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Demus View Post
    Tough break :/. Hopefully you can find a decent striker on free
    I got this guy on free from Cluj, he should be able to find the net. Just hope he delivers. After selling Fuska aswell I atleast got a transfer budget of Ł200k, so I finally got some money to use.

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    SV Schwechat, 2nd season

    Here is report from my austrian saga, after we promoted to Bundesliga we are back in the saddle. In winter seasonbreak we are sitting on 1st place with 4pts infront of Redbull Salzburg. After promotion, because of poor financial condition, i didn't get money for transfers and i was -4k on wage budget, so i sold few players for 1k and sign for free 2 averige cb's and striker with wellknown surname Shevchenko but not Andriy (1cb is injured almost all the time and because of good form of my strikers Lotric&Akapa, Sheva warming the bench). After 20 matches we have best attack and worst defence but we scores more than we can get...in winter transfer will come 1 cb and 1 dmc on free transfer (we have 1k budget for transfers and +4k p/m for wages). So i hope we will continue this way till end in worst scenario to end 5th (still european league) and get some cash. Last year we have 1300 averige attendance this year 3300. On monday will post some screenshots...
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    YF Juventus 2014-15

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    Cup - Knocked out in 3rd round

    Squad overview

    We had a strange season if truth be told and if anything I was happier with the way the team played most of the previous season. By the first week of October we had lost 5-1 to Lugano and 5-0 against Bienne, I think in all the previous season we only got one hiding in the league and that was only 4-1. We have somehow developed this ability to put ourselves in bad positions in games we should be doing better, it's only our knack of scoring late goals that got us off the hook. By the start of April I serging away from the pack but I only picked up 3 points from 6 games in that month and it almost cost us promotion.

    I'm already a fair way in to this season.

    Transfers


    In attempt to stay up (obviously ) and also eradicate last years arrogance I had a major upheaval in the squad. Most of the players who went were either aging or struggling to get in to the side. Sami was the first to moan about wanting to go to a bigger club, it wasn't worth disrupting the squad for and I have found an even better replacement in Supka (link with rest below) for free, so the chance to knock the -Ł500k deficit down to less than half was also a major boost.

    Before the season started I got my main wish when the board announced (with no encouragement from me) that we were turning professional.

    My major signings for the season

    Zimbroianu

    Supka

    Balaj

    Rossetti

    Ailton

    Avdic

    Jacare

    At the half way stage of the season things are tight between 3rd and 9th places, a win could move you up 3 places. I'm in 6th place, 12 points clear of bottom club Wil which is my main concern but up to 5th place can give you a Europa spot depending on the cup winners and with most teams being able to beat anyone on their day I wouldn't set it as an unrealistic target at this stage.

    Best result of the season so far was a 5-1 win over Zurich to avenge the battering they gave me by the same score in a cup game in my first season.

    Financially we are still in the red but we're digging away at it pretty quickly now. My wage bill is just under Ł700k and with Ł2.5M over the season in TV money alone I expect us to be well out of it at the end of the season.

    Good season there XaW, hopefully you can push on, shame about Fuska but Paul looks a very good player.

    Yerko van Basten, that is an excellent start mate. The boost in attendances but be a big boost to your finances as well.

    Drew the Cookie Eater, welcome to the challenge and good luck.

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    Just made a quadruple raid on Clairefontaine.

    Dje
    Hamouda
    Tounsi
    And the pick of the bunch Moser

    I'm tempted to give all but Dje first team places when we restart. I've tried to raid Clairefontaine in the past (even as early as the start of this season) without any luck, I won't be making it a regular thing taking players from there but this batch were too hard to turn down for free.

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    Give me a K....., N......, A......, oh sod it.

    Knattspyrnufélag Fjarđabyggđar
    Season 1 - 2012

    A sensational season, where we were simply too good for the league. We are now promoted to the Premier League, which is actually called Úrvalsdeild and seems to be sponsored by Pepsi. Anyway, I digress.

    League Table
    Results

    Interesting league rules to point out - runs from February to September, with only 22 games played. 3 non-EU slots and trialists are allowed to play. 5 substitutes and you do not have to name a goalkeeper.

    There are two cups, one of which has a group stage which runs pre-season. 3 groups of 8 teams play each other once then move to a semi final with the group winners and the best runner up (which was me) advancing to play a single legged semi-final and final. All of this takes place before the season starts.

    The other cup seems to run on a more normal straight knock out basis. I lost in the 2nd round.

    Finances
    Transfers

    We started with a slight wobble, but picked things up through the middle of the season as we brought strength in depth to the club. We finished with 11 straight wins which is actually half a season in Iceland, I got through the season really quickly, which made it very enjoyable. It's quite odd playing a season between February and September. My lads are hopefully going off to the sunshine for 5 months with their prize money.

    Transfers - it wasn't as hard to attract players as I feared it may be. This was evidenced by one of the relegation strugglers bringing in Mario Jardel on a free!! We have some real quality in the squad, which hopefully will be able to develop into an Úrvalsdeild winning side.

    I am also enthused that we can actually get Icelandic nationality. But it takes 7 years!?

    Star men for me this year -

    Stephan Hutwelker
    an amazing utility midfield man. My favourite player and the first of the foreign kids who was convinced to come to the country.
    Oliver Luck
    if you can't be good, be lucky. I made it a priority to ensure Luck was on our side
    Rune Rabben
    top name, top scorer. Will be able to replace him with someone better soon, but for the time being a 20 goal a season EU striker is a blessing.
    Marc Brunnauer
    another quality young player who will be a mainstay for the foreseeable future.
    Jan Starke
    see above. Brought in late on, but his pace was too much for the opposition when he did play.
    Mario Krebs
    quality centreback. Late arrival, will be key next year.
    Vladimir Kharin
    with only 3 non-EU slots you have to be good to get a game, fortunately for him he is.
    Alain Otiomo
    his agent brought him to my attention, his stats were too good to pass up. Played one trial game at the end of season and signed a proper deal afterwards. I suspect he'll not play much because of the non-EU rule and competition for places, but I have a longstanding FM weakness for Africans from random nations.


    I think that covers everything. I suspect I'll get a decent way into next season given how quickly we get through things.

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    FK Zemun - End of Season 2017/18

    Club Info ~ Facilities ~ Finances ~ League Fixture List


    Table 3rd-16
    Well in terms of the league I think we are well established in 3rd. We never got higher than one week in 2nd, Partizan took hold of the league and won it again. This season I wasn't really focusing on the league due to the antics of domestic and European cups. I'll also blame some poorly timed injuries to key players in which I have insufficient back up. I'm not really sure how to play it now, because I have proven that I can upset the big teams in Europe but do I soldier on in that or hold back, dominate Serbia first then go from there?

    Key Players
    Seydou Traore - Again, banged in some very important goals and was consistent throughout the season.
    Milan Medjedovic - Was brought into the squad January as a replacement of Urzikic... paid the best Ł75,000 I have ever spent! Started off with 8 goals in 8 games and just kept on scoring. Very happy with Milan!
    Marcao - Scored 10 goals from CB, absolute monster and i can't replace this guy if he decides to leave. I need Marcao at the back if I am to complete the challenge.
    Vladimir - Instrumental in the middle, very happy
    Uros Vitas - Him and Marcao very solid at the back
    Marko Isailovic - no screenshot atm but came up through Zemun's youth ranks to become the first of his kind to appear for the club, and managed to get some bids of Ł1.3m for him, but I won't sell. Him and Vladimir run things in the centre of the park and I'm very happy with Marko!


    Europa League ~ Fixtures ~ Group Table
    Well, well... where the hell do I start?
    After achieving the biggest shock of my FM career and bossing the group stage with 12 points (4 wins on the bounce and a loss either side) i thought my game was up when I was paired up with Bayern. A 3-1 loss away from home gave me some hope, because they never really dominated. And the fact we managed to score meant I thought we could take them on. So before the 2nd leg, I went for it: Attacking, High Closing down and quick tempo. Milan Medjedovic grabbed a goal within 1 minute and we took them on from there. They couldn't get a shot off. I noticed they put their key players like Toni Kroos and Arjen Robben on the bench, so we kept going. We got another one after HT, which is the worst time to score because at that point Bayern were starting to come back into the game. They missed some absolute sitters in the end, but we held on and managed to beat Bayern Munich 3-3, going through on away goals.
    Okay if my luck hadn't run out before that, it would certainly come now: Juventus were our next opponents. We played away 1st and I played Counter attacking and direct. Juventus were never in the game, they were so complacent and we scored 3 goals in 5 minutes around the half hour mark and effectively finished them off by HT. I was stunned. My key wingers were out so I had no hope, but to beat Juventus 3-0 at their ground was unbelievable. On the return leg, they scored first and we replied before half time. The same happened again in the 2nd half, so we managed to draw 2-2, beating Juventus by an astonishing scoreline of 5-2 on aggregate
    At this point, I was starting to believe I could upset the odds. I was drawn with Olympique Lyonnais in the next round, and I was full of confidence. We lost the away leg 1-0, which was fortunate because we got slaughtered. We won the 2nd leg 2-1 but it wasn't enough and we were knocked out on away goals by Lyon, 2-2 on aggregate
    What an astonishing run! I am flabbergasted!
    But this run just highlights the massive flaw that reputation has: If I can beat Bayern Munich in one game, why would I not be favourites to beat mid-table Dinamo (V) after them? We drew 2-2, which makes no sense at all. Ah well. Got so much prize money from this run!


    Serbian Cup ~ Fixtures
    Finally, managed to win this stupid thing! Easy run to the final, conceding two goals. Walked all over Red Star in the final! My second piece of silverware!

    Random Points
    - Before, I had a 9,600 seater with 3,400 more available to stand, the board announced that it will now be a 12,000 seater which is useful.
    - Highest ever average attendance of 5,842, 1,440 more than last seasons high.
    - Managed a profit of Ł8m due to selling key players
    - In November I will hopefully have a good youth academy due to the wealth
    - Offered Uruguay job! Duly denied

    History
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    12/13  BASK  First League  13th/16   N/A          N/A                  Relegated   
    13/14  Zemun First League  1st       N/A          N/A                  Promotion!
    14/15  Zemun SuperLeague   11th/16   Semi Finals  N/A                  Just survived & 2 matches from European Football
    15/16  Zemun SuperLeague   2nd       2nd Round    N/A                  Champions League football!
    16/17  Zemun SuperLeague   2nd       2nd Round    Lost @ first hurdle  Europa League next year
    17/18  Zemun SuperLeague   3rd       Winners!     Europa Lge Qtr Final Breakthrough season

    Also if you want to track my progress a little more closely you can follow me on

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    And more great news! Our coefficient has increased, so Serbia gets one team in the Champions League group stage automatically! But still 2 Champs Lge places and 3 Europe Lge places.

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    It all comes down to this. 2 games left. Sitting on top of the league. 4 points ahead of number two FC Lustenau. We are about to play...FC Lustenau. If we win, we go up. If we loose, it will be nerve wrecking.

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    Grazer AK - Season review - 2012/2013



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    We won the league, and next season we will be in the Bundesliga. Despite being struck by many injuries in the spring. For instance, I had to play my left back as left midfielder for most of the second half of the season, and all but two of my strikers getting long term injuries. Excellent result.

    Squad ratings
    The guys played fairly well actually.

    Our best rated player was Thomas Murg. Despite his young age, he is such an important player for us. Awesome as treqartista.

    Top scorer was veteran striker Herbert Rauter. He is being replaced next year, as he simply won't cut it.

    Finances were pretty good actually. A good amount of spectators showed up. (For pounds divide by 8)

    Our best prospects:
    Emir Dilaver
    Stergios Samaras
    Valentin Goncharov

    and the best of the bunch. German U-19 international:
    Max Adam

    Goals for next season:
    -Survive
    -Strengthen squad


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    SK Austria Klagenfurt 2023/24

    We're in Europe this year and the goal for the league is victory which started off brilliantly winning our first 10 league games. Things got a little shakey in the second half of the season with Rapid Wien pushing hard but then Kapfenberger beat them twice in the last 5 games so I was able to draw away against Rapid Wien to be crown CHAMPIONS!

    Meanwhile in Europe we started in the 4th qualifying round of the Europa league with an undeniably difficult tie against Fiorentina, Souleymane Konan scored, no one else did.

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    Fiorentina 0-0 Austria Klagenfurt
    So we went into the group stages full of hope after this victory and emerged in 2nd place behind Valencia on goal difference (who ended up losing finalists of the competition).

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    Valencia 1-1 Austria Klagenfurt
    Trabzonspor 0-1 Austria Klagenfurt
    Austria Klagenfurt 3-0 Trabzonspor
    Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2 Austria Klagenfurt
    Austria Klagenfurt 2-2 Valencia
    Then the cruel draw gave me Roma (eventual winners of the competition), the brackets somewhat implying that I lost.

    So I became the first Austrian side to go out of Europe, such an amazing performance from Austrian sides that Austria scored the 3rd highest coefficient for this season despite my failings. Next year, champions league.

    League: Winners
    Squad: Champions
    Top scorer: Faty Anyona, the best player in Austria
    Highest rating: Faty Anyona
    Top players: Faty Anyona, Mateusz Klich, Sebastian Szymanski
    Special shot: Emir Dilaver, this is for Mr_Demus hes a very useful player

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    2020/21 | First    | 1st      | Qtr Final | N/A
    2021/22 | Premier  | 6th      | 3rd Round | N/A
    2022/23 | Premier  | 3rd      | Winners   | N/A
    2023/24 | Premier  | Winners  | Final     | 1st KO

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    Just won the Finnish premier league in my 4th season with SJK and have a chance at making the Champions League although I doubt it.

    Also had a board takeover go through although no money is being invested but a new 3600 seater stadium is being built.

    Sold previous seasons top scorer for 525k to Empoli and now have a nice 6.2k per week wage budget.

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    Mr_Demus, Thomas Murg looks great! Good luck in your season in Bundesliga
    Quacky, well done! Do you go straight into the Group Stage then?
    Faultless, nice one on winning the league, did you dominate it?

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    Thanks, first season is done and I'll be writing it up shortly.

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    Heh, I got four(4!) scouts with the same last name..... kinda hard to track them, but they were the best ones available to me.

    Zoltan Nagy
    Róbert Nagy
    Gábor Nagy
    Csaba Nagy

    Gotta be a common name in Hungary.....I hope, unless I signed a family of scouts!

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    I got to the group stage of the Europa League, but our first match was a hard one. A 5-2 loss at the hands of Stevan Jovetic and Fiorentina. Still, I'm satisfied with scoring 2 goals, but out defense needs some work I think....

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    After the achievements of making them a mid-table team unfortunately Maccabi Kabilio Jaffa have sacked me after a string of bad results which found them sitting 13th in the League

    I'm gonna have a look at the other potential leagues and try again somewhere new

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    Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho


    I, Arie Kanarie (info) started a career with Seinäjoen Jalkapallokerho (or in short, SJK) in Finland. The two best players at the start of the season were Chris Cleaver and Patrik Lomski. The rest mainly was absolute rubbish.

    Made a number of signings, of which the best ones were the (then) 33-year-old striker Koffi Romeo Konan who was offered by his agent and the 19-year-old French DC (called up for France <21) regen Demba Diallo, who came in on trial basis and showed amazing potential. He unfortunately also proved to be quite the bad boy. Came second in the league behind AC Oulo, who were leading with 10+ points for the better part of the season. The Cup was a completely different story. I've got no clue how we pulled it off (besides a very ugly countering 4-2-2-2), but I'll be entering the 2013 Euro Cup Second Qualifying Round

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    Right I've decided to go with the Dutch leagues this time

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    YF Juventus 2015/16


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    A lot of positives to be taken from the season. At times we shown tremendous character but from being a team strong in the last 20 minutes we have gone to a team very poor in that period. If I said we lost 20 points over the season by letting stupid equalisers (sometimes equalisers and then a winner) in that period I would probably still be generous towards us, we were that bad towards the end of games. I put this a lot down to my 4-4-2 not being as effective anymore. I made a 4-3-3 winger formation (4-5-1 or 4-1-2-2-1 depending how you see it ) from scratch for the last 5 league games (plus cup semi and final) and we tightened up a bit but it's happening all over again in the new season. Goals haven't been a major problem as in scoring them which is keeping us out of jail, I just need to find the right tweak to the defence.

    No real star player last season, it was a team effort. One positive thing was Moser (the regen I posted above) I started him off wide in the 4-4-2 as an advanced forward and it wasn't working, in the 4-3-3 up on his own he has started to shine though. If I could get this defence right I think we'd be in the top 3 this year.

    I was forced to sell one of Tomic after he wanted to move to a bigger club, but hopefully I have a good long term replacement in Ugwunna Also in have come Schulz and Oosting. and i'm only left with Fischer from my first ever game now.

    Out of the Europa league already, lost 2-0 at Aston Villa but my first major tweaks to the tactic for the 2nd leg saw us get it back to 2-2 on agg with 10 men for 105 minutes only to lose on penalties so will give this a run as I was pleased with the way the game went bar the final result.

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    2013/14 | Challenge     | 2nd      | 2nd Round | N/A
    2014/15 | Challenge     | 1st      | 3rd Round | N/A
    2015/16 | Super         | 6th      | Winners   | N/A

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    Turned down 2 big jobs

    Swiss U21's

    Sion

    Never been interested in national jobs tbh but may have taken it if I was sure on the rules. Youth Coaching has just been improved, I doubt with our facilities it will make too much difference but I am thinking ahead and getting them I can improved as and when I can, with training facilities my next aim.

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    Barely read on this thread or played my FC Charleroi save recently because of college, but this season i'm battling for the title with 9 games to go (3 points off Anderlecht), in the Belgian Cup semi final vs Standard and in the Europa League 1/4 final, having beaten Spartak Moscow and Liverpool (including an amazing 1-0 victory at Anfield). I'll play Leverkusen in the 1/4 with Standard or Marseille in the semi's, will be very interesting to see how this season pans out from now

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    Quote Originally Posted by XaW View Post
    Heh, I got four(4!) scouts with the same last name..... kinda hard to track them, but they were the best ones available to me.Zoltan NagyRóbert NagyGábor NagyCsaba NagyGotta be a common name in Hungary.....I hope, unless I signed a family of scouts!
    In my two seasons in Hungary I came across a lot of Nagy's. Must be like smith or jones here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XaW View Post
    Heh, I got four(4!) scouts with the same last name..... kinda hard to track them, but they were the best ones available to me.

    Gotta be a common name in Hungary.....I hope, unless I signed a family of scouts!
    Quote Originally Posted by Britrock View Post
    In my two seasons in Hungary I came across a lot of Nagy's. Must be like smith or jones here.
    Nagy is the most popular Hungarian surname, meaning "great".

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    ok, I just did a people search ingame of the name's I've found to be most common:

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    Szabó                  195
    Nagy                   168
    Kovács                 146
    Tóth                   144
    Hórvath                140
    Kiss                    70
    Németh                  69
    Farkas                  69
    So it seems the game has a different idea than real life!

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    Wisla Pulawy End of Season 2013/14 Report
    Overview Confidence Finances


    Media Prediction: 13th
    Actual Finish: 1st (Champiooonees!)

    Maciej Wiktorek Krzysztof Hus Worjciech Golla all proved to be the key men for me during te year, Golla despite being just a January signing cipped in with goals to help out Wiktorek, Hus is also the club captain and certainly knows how to lead from the front. All 3 are also young and still developing which is encouraging for the future.

    Polish Cup

    The 2nd Round saw us upset of Legia Warszawa with a 2-1 win AET.
    The 3rd Round seen us knock out the holders Gornik Zabrze 2-1.
    The Quarter Final was an easy tie against Podbeskidzie, which seen us run out comfortable 2-0 winners.
    Semi Final seen us knocked out by Ekstraklasa Champions Lech Poznan 4-0.

    Wisla Krakow went on to win the Polish Cup in the final against Lech which sealed them the League and Cup double, personally I was more than delighted with the teams performance in the Polish Cup.


    Next season sees us step up to the big time in the Ekstraklasa. Lech Poznan, Legia Warszawa, Wisla Krakow and Polonia Warszawa are always challenging for the top spots in the league, which will be incredibly difficult to breach. The other sides in the league currently have strong squads, good development/training set-ups, better stadiums (with much greater capacitys), and sponsorship which dwarfs ours. The aim for the forthcoming season will be to survive in the top flight and look to build a young side who can compete within a few years.

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    2013/14 - First Division 1st, Polish Cup Semi Finalists
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    Give me a K....., N......, A......, oh sod it.

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    Well. I'm stunned. Well, maybe not stunned, but pretty chuffed. And pretty frazzled after a frantic end to the season (I've had to wait all day to finish the last 3 games when I got home from work).

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    We were superb throughout the season. I find it quite hard to get my players fit, it seems to require more concentration than in England, and I'm lazy. So we start slowly, then get much better as the season goes on. We wobbled through the last few games of the season, but got ourselves to the last game of the season only needing to avoid defeat at FH to win the league. Obviously we bottled it and were quickly 2-0 down (against the run of play). I screamed at the team at half time and they raced out of the blocks to comeback and deliver a famous league title.

    Players of the season

    Hitcham Afkir

    He's immense. Struggles with discipline and injury a bit, but when he plays, he's too good.

    Jan Starke


    Most assists for me. Lightening down the flanks and one of the few left footers in my squad. Simply too quick for the Icelandic leagues.

    Transfers

    Some more sexy players came in, Afkir's referenced about but Francesconi is also sensational. I'm about to reach the stage where stealing free U21-internationals will stop improving me, so I guess it's a case of hoping I can get to the CL group stages soon!

    Really excited about Champions League football next year, although thinking about it, I'll have nearly a season to wait until that happens, as I'm on 1st October right now and the games won't start until next August.


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    Damn, 12 matches left of the season and 3 point between 1st and 8th! Insane, but we are one of clubs so I still have a chance!

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    Damnit! Chairman selling another player, this time my young hungarian super defender. Still, Ł1M is a lot of cash....not that much goes into out transfer budget

    Edit: Woohoo! He rejected the contract, gonna up his asking price to the sky now and maybe the chairman won't accept bids for me.
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    Holidaying in Croatia as we speak for my second attempt at this challenge. Hopefully this one lasts longer than the 2 seasons my last game survived. Hopefully my new game-itis doesn't kick in so quickly. Should be back in about an hour with my team.

    A little bit later than originally advertised, welcome to the new manager of HNK Vukovar '91.

    They were the only team promoted from the Croatian third division, so it's lucky they have a pretty nice kit and colours or I could have been reloading for a while. The reload date in Croatia is the 19th June by the way Gundo, if you want to verify that on the first post. I think I can get a save game from the 18th up to if you want it.
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    Again i'm not in the mood for a long update, but a quick one: 2018/19 season I came 2nd in the league (by 1 point to Anderlecht who won), lost in the Belgian Cup final again to Anderlecht 2-0 and lost in the Euro Cup semi final 7-0 on aggregate to Marseille, but I knocked out Spartak Moscow, Liverpool and Leverkusen on the way to the semis. Next season i'll be in the Champions League for the first time and hopefully can win the league

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    YF JUVENTUS 2016-17


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    After a decent debut season in the super league we started the season in disastrous fashion. My 4-4-2 seemed to have no effect at all and we were conceding late goal after late goal which I put down the AI clicking on to it after 3 seasons of use With FM11 tactics working on this years game it has been a long while since I have actually developed anything from scratch rather than tweaking old tactics so I decided if we are going down then we are going down with an almighty fight. Loaded with CM's and DM's I wanted to get away from just the 2 in the center so I could give the younger players a chance to fight for a place and I came up with this thing of beauty

    http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/x...entus/eek2.jpg

    That result was a cup game so don't read in to it we are like that every week Considering I had no suitable libero and no natural wingbacks the way this is working is nothing short of fantastic, we lost 5 of the 23 games in the remainder of the season (2 of which was a cup game and league game back to back where the squad was so stretched I only had 2 subs available) This shouldn't really work but it has and once I fit a few more players in to the wing, wingback and either buy a suitable libero or mold one then i'm confident it could be even better.

    Young Boys have been a machine on this save, it seems nobody can get the title from them, Xamax have spent about Ł90M (so about Ł15m average per year) and only have the 2013 title to their name.

    2017 ins

    Ouattara
    Saandi
    Hopefully these 2 will be long term solution to my winger/inside forward problem, both getting game time already and doing ok.

    Schroder Finding it a bit hard to give him game time at the moment, might loan him out in Jan.

    Timotijevic Settled in really well, not first choice but is getting plenty of time in the cups and mid-lower teams in the division.

    Romero This lad could be better than Moser, he joins on his 18th birthday.

    I'm already in December of the next season, i've got carried away a bit. I won't report on the progress yet though otherwise this post will drag forever


    Good luck Britrock, that club badge is to BTW.

    Well done getting that far Joe, hopefully you can have another good year and push on mate.

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    Quick half way update. Our Champions league campaign saw us up against Celtic, we won the home leg 1-0 and lost 2-1 away. That brought us to a very tough tie against Benfica. We drew 2-2 in the away leg which I thought was a brilliant result, in the home leg we went 1-0 down early on then equalised, then we went 2-1 up only to see them score again. With 10 minutes left we went 3-2 up and I thought we had done enough to get through to the group stage but they hit back with an 88th minute goal to see them through on away goals

    The Europa campaign has gone better though considering the quality in the group

    CSKA Moscow lost 2-1 home and away
    St Etienne 2-1 home 2-2 away
    Villarreal 2-0 home 3-0 away by far our best results.

    Table

    Marseille are our next opposition so i'm fully expecting us to be knocked out but i'm proud of our efforts so far.

    In the league we are 3 points behind Young Boys, we'd actually be ahead of them if they didn't come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against us earlier in the season but at least I am within touching distance this year.

    Out of the cup in the 4th round, played a full reserve team against Young Boys and lost on penalties to them after a 1-1 draw. I didn't make a single substitution during that game I think if I had subbed the midfield we would have gone through but I had a Europa game next and I couldn't take the risk of picking up an injury.
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    Cheers, played qualifying and beat Sporting Lisbon 6-4 on aggregate then Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate
    Drew Real Madrid, Benfica and Bordeaux in Groups will be tough to get through

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    FK Zemun - Mid Season 2018/19

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    Table 1st-16
    Well this was the season I was waiting for. 15 games so far in the league, won 13 and drawn 2. Absolutely fantastic, right from the word go and no dicking around. Beating Partizan 1-0 was a particular highlight. It feels fantastic to have the team finally playing this way, after hours of searching and getting the exact players I want, it's finally clicking together. FK Zemun have been unstoppable thus far. Barring a miserable run now, I can't see us not winning the league! Can't believe I'm in a position to say this now! And now that Serbia's coefficient has gone up due to my European antics last year, I will have Champions League group stage football next year if I manage to hold onto 1st place! Happy days

    Key Players
    Seydou Traore - I have run out of superlatives for Seydou. Considering he was injured for a good month or two, 21 goals between September and December is unreal. Whenever he gets the ball you know something is gonig to happen. Amazing.
    Vladimir - The puppetmaster. Pulls something out of nothing and turns the game on its head. Not necessarily a great scorer but is essential to my team. Cannot lose this guy.
    Fernando - With heavy praise on Traore and Vlad, it's been hard for Fernando to get noticed but he has played well and turned in great performances.
    Anzoumana Kone - 20 for corners, 18 for crossing for a Wing Back. Can't rememebr how many goals he's been involved in now. The African Gareth Bale.
    Milan Medjedovic - Traore has kept him out of the lone striker role but when he ahs been called upon he does not disappoint. Doesn't moan about wanting to join a bigger club either. A great back up.
    Marko Isailovic - My only academy player (so far) and fits perfectly next to Vladimir, hoovering up any loose balls and spraying them out wide. Hopefully gets a cap for Serbia soon.
    Franklyn Langevelt - Unsung goalkeeping hero. Wants to join bigger club but if I get the league this season, we may become that big club.

    Europa League ~ Fixtures ~ Group Table
    Well that was disappointing, but in a great way. Very tough group with Atletico Madrid, Rubin Kazan and Maccabi Haifa. Only lost to Madrid and Kazan away but if I had managed tod raw any of those two games then this 8-0 freak result against Rubin at home would have meant something... I even got this sweet achievement for it!


    Serbian Cup ~ Fixtures
    Not too bothered about the Quarter Final exit, our dominance in the League means we can mess this up, no probs

    Random Points
    - Stadium capacity now 12,000 and got two sell outs v Maccabi Haifa and Rubin Kazan
    - Upgraded youth facilities again. Hopefully get an academy this time
    - Youth coaching is highest it can be

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    12/13  BASK  First League 13th/16   N/A          N/A                  Relegated   
    13/14  Zemun First League 1st       N/A          N/A                  Promotion!
    14/15  Zemun SuperLeague  11th/16   Semi Finals  N/A                  Just survived & 2 matches from European Football
    15/16  Zemun SuperLeague  2nd       2nd Round    N/A                  Champions League football!
    16/17  Zemun SuperLeague  2nd       2nd Round    Lost @ first hurdle  Europa League next year
    17/18  Zemun SuperLeague  3rd       Winners!     Europa Lge Qtr Final Breakthrough season

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    Nice to see someone else trying SJK in Finland, just got them into the UEFA cup group stages and have made 1.6million in player sales this season.

    Downside to this is its going to be tough to win the league, with 10 games left were in 2nd place 5 points behind

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    FK Zemun - End of Season 2018/19

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    League Table - Fixtures - Champions!
    What a fantastic season. Dominated from start to finish and lost only one games, home to Red Star and even that was tight. So glad that everything has clicked together now. Partizan were nowhere to be seen aswell. Ended up winning the league by 12 points. Amazing achievement. Can't believe my eyes!

    Key Players
    Seydou Traore - What a fantastic player. Dragged Zemun to glory. 35 goals in 32 games is fantastic in any league.
    Anzoumana Kone - No goals but 14 assists from LB is outstanding.
    Vladimir - Outstanding playmaker, my type of guy. Won't enter contract negotiations though If I can't keep hold of him though, I will get mega bucks for him. I'm predicting Ł10m+.

    Europa League - Fixtures - Group Table
    Well that was disappointing, but in a great way. Very tough group with Atletico Madrid, Rubin Kazan and Maccabi Haifa. Only lost to Madrid and Kazan away but if I had managed tod raw any of those two games then this 8-0 freak result against Rubin at home would have meant something... I even got this sweet achievement for it!

    Serbian Cup - Fixtures
    Not too bothered about the Quarter Final exit, our dominance in the League means we can mess this up, no probs

    Random Points
    - Many records broken, especially by Seydou Traore. Most goals in a match (6 vs Rubin), top goalscorer, most MOMs.
    - New highest attendance of 11,539 vs Rubin
    - New highest average attendance, 7304

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    12/13  BASK  First League 13th/16   N/A          N/A                  Relegated   
    13/14  Zemun First League 1st       N/A          N/A                  Promotion!
    14/15  Zemun SuperLeague  11th/16   Semi Finals  N/A                  Just survived & 2 matches from European Football
    15/16  Zemun SuperLeague  2nd       2nd Round    N/A                  Champions League football!
    16/17  Zemun SuperLeague  2nd       2nd Round    Lost @ first hurdle  Europa League next year
    17/18  Zemun SuperLeague  3rd       Winners!     Europa Lge Qtr Final Breakthrough season
    18/19  Zemun SuperLeague  1st       Qtr Final    Europa Lge Grp Stge  Champions!!!11

    Also if you want to track my progress a little more closely you can follow me on

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    You beat Rubin 8-0 and missed a penalty? Great stuff mafino, well done on your first title!

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    YF JUVENTUS 2017-18


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    Player of the year

    I'm distraught to be honest, we were a point clear with 5 games to go but lost one and drew one of them (games we should have won) and Young Boys seized the opportunity.

    On the whole it was a good season though, we really need to stop dropping points at the worst possible moment but bar that i'm happy. The defence has tightened up remarkably this year though for some reason if we let one in we are certain to let at least another in, I can't get my head round it tbh but I don't want to take the risk of making major changes to the tactic at this moment because we are getting better as each year passes and with Christian Gross having left Young Boys at the end of the season I think we may never have a better chance of nipping in and over taking them.

    The Europa game against Marsielle was a lot closer than expected, we drew 2-2 at home and 1-1 away, we really pushed for a winner in the 2nd leg and was unlucky not to get through the tie if truth be told, but it was a great experience for us and if truth be told Europe wasn't that high on my list last season, though with the kids having plenty of game time I am going to trust them to start most leagues before Europe because we need the CL money so I can start upgrading facilities including the inevitable stadium expansion/new build now we are averaging close to our 2,800 capacity. i

    Moser yet again topped the player of the year list and you can see why, it's been easier to keep him happy than some of the others but i'll probably offer him another new contract to make sure.

    No new signings yet, decided to get this written straight after the season end for once But I have 6 targets, hoping to get 3 of them.

    Code:
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    2013/14 | Challenge     | 2nd      | 2nd Round | N/A
    2014/15 | Challenge     | 1st      | 3rd Round | N/A
    2015/16 | Super         | 6th      | Winners   | N/A
    2016/17 | Super         | 2nd      | 2nd Round | N/A
    2017/18 | super         | 2nd      | 3rd Round | Europa 1st knockout
    Mafino, well done on winning the league mate.

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    Been away for a while. Nice to see everyone tagging along nicely.

    Gundo: Finally survival with Sola. Keep on getting stronger.

    Xaw: Maybe you could field a team full of Nagys

    Dexter_Morgan: Nice progress with Juventus. The real Juventus should look anxiously over their shoulders any time now.

    Mafino: Congrats with your Super league win. Great effort.

    Brizza: Congrats with the championship. Good luck in CL.

    McNeil: Good luck in the Ekstraklasa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton View Post
    Dexter_Morgan: Nice progress with Juventus. The real Juventus should look anxiously over their shoulders any time now.
    Funny you should say that

    http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/x...tus/forza1.jpg

    http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/x...tus/forza2.jpg

    Those wins put us in the CL group stage. we also beat Celtic the round before (again) 6-1 on aggregate. We got Arsenal, CSKA Moscow (again) and Kobenhaven in the group stage and we are sitting in 2nd place as it stands though CSKA aren't far behind. In the league we are 4 points clear of Basel and 9 points clear of Young Boys, who as I expecting are failing to cope with life after Christian Gross. I only managed one signing, a promising CB called Rodriguez on a free, he'd have probably been a starter 2 seasons ago but Zimbroianu and Ugwunna are such a good pair that I only drop them in cup games or before a big European game.


    Hopefully you'll get back to your save mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter_Morgan View Post
    Funny you should say that

    http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx132/S_M_P_L/YF Juventus/forza1.jpg

    http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/xx132/S_M_P_L/YF Juventus/forza2.jpg

    Those wins put us in the CL group stage. we also beat Celtic the round before (again) 6-1 on aggregate. We got Arsenal, CSKA Moscow (again) and Kobenhaven in the group stage and we are sitting in 2nd place as it stands though CSKA aren't far behind. In the league we are 4 points clear of Basel and 9 points clear of Young Boys, who as I expecting are failing to cope with life after Christian Gross. I only managed one signing, a promising CB called Rodriguez on a free, he'd have probably been a starter 2 seasons ago but Zimbroianu and Ugwunna are such a good pair that I only drop them in cup games or before a big European game.


    Hopefully you'll get back to your save mate
    Wow! Excellent wins! There is a new Juve in town!!

    I am back on my save. Sitting second half way in the season. Never been closer to promotion. But it is tight, so I am taking nothing for granted.

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    Talk about group of death...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mafino View Post
    Talk about group of death...

    Wow. Guess Arsenal and Milan are shivering with fear.

    Look on the bright side, if you get out of that group, you are good enough to win the CL

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    Sorry, Gundo.

    Viking-Tollnes 1-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton View Post
    Sorry, Gundo. Viking-Tollnes 1-2
    Nice victory, are they one of the teams challenging for promotion aswel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundo View Post
    Nice victory, are they one of the teams challenging for promotion aswel?
    Yes. It's them, Aalesund, Hřnefoss and us. It's very close. After this great victory I f'ed up at home against a bottom half team. So the race is wide open.

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    I've managed to sucure this guy (will post a profile screenie tomorrow) a striker called Jonas Olsen from Kwik Halden.You Tube clip- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0hFg...e_gdata_player

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    FK Zemun - Mid Season 2019/20

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    League Table - Fixtures - Graph - 2nd
    Very strange season so far, mauling Arsenal but lost 3 times in the league. Haven't changed tactics and sold no players so not quite sure what's making us be 7 points behind Partizan at this point. Still, happy to be in top two and long may it continue.

    Key Players
    Seydou Traore - Fantastic as ever. Highlight of the season so far is the fact he has managed to get called up by France and score twice in 3 appearances for them! Well done Seydou
    Anzoumana Kone - Essential left peg. Many assists
    Vladimir - Uncharacteristic this year, expected him to really show his colours and let rip but he's doing okay. Scored some belters but a bit inconsistent.

    Champions League - Fixtures - Group Table
    Because we finished as Champions last year and because of Serbia's good coefficient (ironically because of my 2017/18 Europa Lge antics) we went straight into the group stages. The draw coughed up a mean looking group with Arsenal, AC Milan and Sporting CP (my beloved!).. I was really expecting a mullering to be honest. I lost the first game away at Sporting but really felt hard done by in that match. So did we put our heads down? No, we dusted ourselves up and mauled Arsenal. And I mean... MAULED. We managed to defeat AC Milan away and at home (!) which meant that we could have finished first... if it weren't for a 4 of my key players and my only GK deciding to go on international duty! Lost 2-1 at home to Sporting because of that, if we had won we could have finished top. But I'm happy with 2nd!

    Serbian Cup - Fixtures
    Into the semi finals, probably will meet Partizan in the final

    Random Points
    - Highest attendance of 12,000
    - Got Ł6m just from appearing in Group Stages of CL!

    History
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    Season Team  League       Position  Cup          Europe               Achievements
    12/13  BASK  First League 13th/16   N/A          N/A                  Relegated   
    13/14  Zemun First League 1st       N/A          N/A                  Promotion!
    14/15  Zemun SuperLeague  11th/16   Semi Finals  N/A                  Just survived & 2 matches from European Football
    15/16  Zemun SuperLeague  2nd       2nd Round    N/A                  Champions League football!
    16/17  Zemun SuperLeague  2nd       2nd Round    Lost @ first hurdle  Europa League next year
    17/18  Zemun SuperLeague  3rd       Winners!     Europa Lge Qtr Final Breakthrough season
    18/19  Zemun SuperLeague  1st       Qtr Final    Europa Lge Grp Stge  Champions!!!11

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    Great win against Arsenal. Good luck further in the CL.

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    Drew. Karlslunds IF. Swedish Second Division South Svealand. 2012

    Table - Easy in the end, albeit only going up on goal difference, but being a Professional side in a league with mostly Semi-Professional teams, it does get a bit easy.

    Graph - Plain sailing for the most part.

    Squad - Pretty decent overall, most notable players were Francis Owusu who was solid at right back, also linked up well with the guys in midfield whenever we were on the attack; Morgan Dahlback arrived for Ł1k, and showed his worth in goals, although he wouldn't sign a new contract so he's off in the off-season.

    Transfers

    Finances - Money is very hard to come by in Sweden, being Professional, and only have a 800 capacity stadium means we will leak money, and fast.

    Me

    Aims for next season:

    Stay up, and try to improve the squad where needed.

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    Appaerently, Thomas Murg equals wins. 4 games with Murg: 3-1-0. 3 games with Murg injured: 0-0-3.

    I do not like, that we are so dependant in one player.

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    FK Zemun - End of Season 2019/20

    Club Info ~ Facilities ~ Finances


    League Table - Fixtures - Graph - 1st
    Not a fantastic start and hovered around 2nd all season, falling as far as 7 points behind Partizan. We managed to claw back some results, and could have won it in our own yard against Partizan with 1 game left, because we were level on points. However, 2 injuries in the game and a red card meant that all we could do was draw 0-0. I was gutted because Partizan only needed to beat a relegation battler to win the league... but they didn't and we snatched it off them! And that was the only time we had held 1st place all season! Heehee so cheeky. Very happy.

    Key Players
    Anzoumana Kone - More of the same from Kone, offers a lot from defense
    Vladimir - Absolutely fantastic, what an asset. Getting interest of Ł20m for him! But as I will mention later on, I don't really need that amount of money.
    Marcao - Now plays for Serbia! Haha that's fantastic. Brazil's loss.
    Seydou Traore - League top scorer, Cup top scorer, Player of the Season for league, Player of the season for Cup and I'm sure I've forgotten a few. 35 goals in 33 appearances, and 2 goals in 5 appearances in France. Just goes from strength to strength.

    Champions League - Fixtures - Group Table
    Because we finished as Champions last year and because of Serbia's good coefficient (ironically because of my 2017/18 Europa Lge antics) we went straight into the group stages. The draw coughed up a mean looking group with Arsenal, AC Milan and Sporting CP (my beloved!).. I was really expecting a mullering to be honest. I lost the first game away at Sporting but really felt hard done by in that match. So did we put our heads down? No, we dusted ourselves up and mauled Arsenal. And I mean... MAULED. We managed to defeat AC Milan away and at home (!) which meant that we could have finished first... if it weren't for a 4 of my key players and my only GK deciding to go on international duty! Lost 2-1 at home to Sporting because of that, if we had won we could have finished top. But I was happy with 2nd!
    So at this point, I was through to the next round. Drawn against Lyon. Beat them 1-0 at home but lost 3-0 away. Good effort though!

    Serbian Cup - Fixtures
    The bulk of both of teams in the final were out on International duty, so I guess it was squad depth that won in the end, even though I had a greyed out GK!

    Random Points
    - Gained a total of Ł10m for being in the Champions League, hopefully same again next year!
    - Main worry is lack of talent that would join us. I have so much money to spend but no one will join us. We may be as good as Partizan on paper but our reputation still is lacking. I'm worried that our best players will get nabbed all at once and I will have no one to replace them with. This is why I'm trying to get a Youth Academy as soon as possible so we don't have to rely on foreign talent. How long would this whole process take? We'll see
    - Because of massive income and low outcome, we managed to pay off a loan we took out in the first season. Grand!
    - We are now 45th on the European rankings!

    History
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    12/13  BASK  First League 13th/16  N/A         N/A                   Relegated   
    13/14  Zemun First League 1st      N/A         N/A                   Promotion!
    14/15  Zemun SuperLeague  11th/16  Semi Finals N/A                   Just survived & 2 matches from European Football
    15/16  Zemun SuperLeague  2nd      2nd Round   N/A                   Champions League football!
    16/17  Zemun SuperLeague  2nd      2nd Round   Lost @ first hurdle   Europa League next year
    17/18  Zemun SuperLeague  3rd      Winners!    Europa Lge Qtr Final  Breakthrough season
    18/19  Zemun SuperLeague  1st      Qtr Final   Europa Lge Grp Stge   Champions!!!11
    19/20  Zemun SuperLeague  1st      Winners     Champions Lge 1st Rnd Domestic Double

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    Going well there Mafino, keep up the excellent work! 45th in Europe is pretty damn impressive work, that Serbia coefficient must be flying up!

    Congrats on the promotion Drew, good luck next season!

    As for me...

    HNK Vukovar '91
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    Table || Graph || Squad || Transfers || Fixtures || Finances


    Newly promoted HNK Vukovar '91 find themselves leading the table at the midway point of their first season back in the second division. A mixed start to the season, beginning with a couple of 2-0 wins in the league and cup was followed by a 4-1 demolition away to Lucko. This only served to inspire the team on however, as they went on a 9 game unbeaten run in the league, which started with a 7 game winning streak. This came to an alarming halt in a thriller against HNK Gorica, which saw Vukovar go 3-0 down, only to claw back to 3-2, eventually falling 4-3 in an epic encounter. The team went in to the winter break on the back of a 1-1 draw against NK Zagreb, former first division champions from 2001/02.

    Some of the Vukovar star players to this point in the season include:

    Brank Cubrilo - the striker has played superbly out on the right win for the team, knocking in 4 goals and helping out with 4 assists
    Dinko Barbaric - the young central defender keeps popping up at the right place, with 4 goals for the team so far this year and solid at the back
    Milo Nadj - the defensive midfielder has chipped in with 5 assists, whilst bossing the midfield regularly
    Nenad Eric - the striker started the season as an amateur but recently signed a part-time contract and has performed admirably in the lone striker role
    Teo Vardic - the right back has been solid and helped out with 2 assists
    Luka Tos - the club's top scorer didn't have the best start to the season but has come into form recently

    Targets for the second half of the season:

    Win the league, the only promotion place is for the winner


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    I'm currently doing dafuge's Challenge where I've got up to the 2030/31 season, so I'm going to try and do this one at the same time. I've decided to try a nation I've never really played in before, Northern Ireland.

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    After several reloads I have settled for.........








    MANAGER PROFILE


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    And finally!! Tollnes is promoted to the Premier division!!

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