After my last game died thanks to the Harddrive and no backup, I played with friends until my elimination from the WC so I'm back here
Since I'm sick of my friends kicking my Arse when we played in South America and Asia, I'm back in Europe.
To start I loaded these leagues:
Top Flight Leagues
Started out as an American Manager named Biff Schmidt. I applied for jobs starting in February 2012. I was offered the US 23 and under post when I applied and declined it. Surprised they'd accept my application being a Sunday League Footballer.
Then I saw 2 positions open The first one is Sporting Villanueva Promesas who is in the Spanish Second division B4.
They have the worst team in the League, I have a bit of cash suddenly to spend on a team that has lost all 26 games, scored 4 goals and conceded 96. With 12 games left I can't do it, doubt anyone could honestly do it, so I've delayed it hoping the other club offers me a contract... which they thankfully did
Regensburg offered me a decent contract for 2 years.
I took over the team before the 3-3-2012 match with Wehen... here is our fixture results. We started strong but injuries were killing us and at the end of the season we barely survived relegation. We have many players who want too much money and bring too little to the team that many people will get released from the club on free transfers.
Finances - We're in the red and not much to show for it
Season tickets went from 2117 to 2095
Our start of the season expectations for staying in the league gives us some money to play with.
Next up mid 2012-2013 results with my newly built team.
Regensburg - German Third Division 2012-2013 End of Season Results
League Table - We fought our way to second place, lost it, but held to 3rd, won the playoffs and got promoted!
Past Postions in the League - We did bad at first, new players were learning the system and team meld slowly but surely.
Fixtures - The new years brought in a lot of friendlies, which we did well with many of them being from higher level teams. Once we got back into league play we won 8 out of 9 to start the second half of the season, before losing 3 in a row. Against Osnabruck we lost 7-0 marking our low point. We rebounded with 2 wins, and some mixed results and finished enough to push a relagation playoff vs Aue. Away we tied 0-0, and at home we won 2-1 to win our promotion to the Second Division!
Finances - 2.5 million bank loan, almost -6 million cash... we need money now!
The Squad - We strengthened it to get promoted, and now we need to strengthen it to solidify ourselves in the Second Divison.
Transfers - Sold the old players and got in new ones, going to continue the trend. Hopefully there will be some deals to be had.
Admir Aganovic - The 26 year old Bosnian Striker was our TOP goal scorer in 32 appearances he made 16 goals, 2 for 2 in penalty kicks, had 6 assists, with 2 MOM performances. He's under long term contract and hopefully can perform in the 2nd Division.
Frank Loning - is our 31 year old German Striker, who played in 39 matches scoring 115 goals, 2 for 2 in penalties, 7 assists with 2 MOM performances. Was hoping for a little more, on paper he's our strongest striker.
Mahmut Temur - is our 23 year old turkish midfielder/striker. He can play 2 positions depending on need and performs well. In 24 appearances he scored 13 goals, 10 assists with 3 MOM performances. He has bit more to learn, but is a midfield force.
Nicolas Feldhahn - The 26 year old German is our best player stat wise. He's our most expensive player at 9,750/wk . In 38 matches he scored twice, had 11 assists. I hope for more assists and goals from him next season.
Andre Laurito - The 29 year old German defender is our best defender, he played in 36 matches, scored 4, with 4 assists, and 5 MOM performances. One of the few hold overs from before my reign as manager.
Simple - build a stronger team before the new season, get a new contract beyond this season, and not get relegated.
Agonovic is the first player on my team to represent his country Bosnia!
Fixtures - We didn't do too bad 6 wins, 11 ties and 2 losses in the League. First round of the German cup we played Berliner SC and beat them 4-0... then we got stuck with Schalke in the second round and lost 3-0. Towards the end of the season we were getting better. My ambitious team is able to still eek out a lot of ties to end matches, they keep on impressing!
Second Division Table - We're solidly been midtable for most of the season... between 7th and 12th places.
Werder Bremen is now our parent club, and they've decided on loaning us their young goalie. I hope they do then I can sell my second goalie and hopefully get a few new players.
First half of season transfer list... Its nearly empty due to raise increases due to us gaining promotion... in fact we were in the red 20k per week over our allotted budget. I asked for more and nearly break even so i could resign 2 good players whose contracts run out in the summer. In January I hope to sell off 6 players and maybe get 1-2 great new ones. My team is 27 players, after trading 1 and have 3 others retire from last years team is hurting us. We also only have 4 strikers, and need 3 of them on the field matchday... hopefully our loser players and unhappy fetch us some space to get some impact players.
@Deltablue doing a lot better then expected... I'm pleased I'm not battling against relegation. Got smacked around by Hertha Berlin 7-0... they don't belong in the Second Division. Their salary expenditure is 4x mine... currently in third place, 5 points ahead of me.
The Fixtures - After the Christmas Break we started out a little slow. Then slammed Union Berlin 6-0, continued winning until the end of March. Then we hit a snag, with 2 ties and yet another loss to Hertha Berlin, but thankfully we bounced back with 4 more wins to hit the playoffs!
The Promotion Playoff
We had to first play Hamburg away, then the second leg at home. The first leg was critical for success.
1st Leg - We had to rely on counter attacks to score... which led us to the first goal, however Hamburg finally broke us down in the 39th making it 1-1. In the 56th we got a goal off the Hamburg defender, we almost got the win, but in the 90th they tied it with a long range shot. We went to the second match ahead due to away goals 2-2.
2nd Leg - In the biggest audience in the clubs history 11,500 people watched us score the first goal in the 9th minute... Hamburg tried hard but thankfully didn't score until the 87th minute! We would of won due to away goals but Klalka put away the winning goal in the 93rd minute winning us Promotion to the First Division!
The Squad - The group of over achievers that did magnificient things, hopefully some are able to be sold too make way for better players, and we need a bit more depth.
Transfers - We'll finally be bringing in some new blood to shake things up!
Bjorn Bussmann - Is our 23 year old German Goal Keeper. Not sure if he's the real deal but he's gotten us this far. He played in 38 matches letting in 49 goals, got 10 clean sheets with 1 MOM honor. If we find another uber keeper his job might be gone.
Mahmut Temur - Is our best striker, the 24 year old Turkish Striker is striking on all cylinders this season in 31 appearances he scored 20 goals, made 4/5 penalty kicks, had 9 assists with 5 MOM appearances. Without him we wouldn't be in the top division.
Admir Aganovic - Our Bosnian Striker is 27 years old has played 4 matches for his national team, the only one we have representing a country, and at the world cup as well! In 36 matches he scored 12 goals, made 9 assists with 3 MOM performances. Not sure how he'll be in the top division, but guess is he's moving on sooner then later.
Frank Loening - Our 32 year old striker is slowly getting older and sooner then later will be unfit to play at this level. In 32 matches he scored 11 goals, 0/1 in penalties, got 5 assists and 4 MOM performances. With 8 yellows and 1 red he's losing his appeal.
Selcuk Alibaz - Our 24 year old midfielder is our godsend, he's gotten things done when victory was needed. In 30 appearances he scored 7 goals, scored a penalty kick, got 7 assists with 1 MOM performance. His attributes aren't so good but damn he's gotten the job done so far!
Andre Laurito - It needs to be said for the 2nd year in a row, he's the Fan's Player of the Year. He was also named to the Second Division Team of the Year! In terms of playing, he's the best we have! He's our 30 year old German defender who played in 37 matches, scoring 7 goals, 1 assist and 4 MOM performances! I'll need him to perform a little more at this level, if he fails to perform, we're going have bad times in defense.
Before the new season starts we'll have a new Assistant Manager and will reveal who won the World Cup. The focus will be picking reinforcements for the team who can shine at this level for as cheap as possible.
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First Division Table. - Currently in 12th place, was at one point 5th. I do think we won't get relegated as Aachen and 1860 munich are pretty much staying on the bottom.
The Fixtures - The fixtures tell the story. First off the German Cup we played Neuhausen and won easily, second round was against Hoffenheim, we went 1-1 into extra time... in the last 10 minutes we scored 3 times t get to the third round against second division Duisburg that we won 3-1 too. Quarterfinal is against Dortmund and we have a 25% change of winning that one. Our league run was going great until we met FC Bayern and got thrashed 6-0... we lost the next 3 matches 2 of which were also top 3 like Bayern and we lost all the confidence we had. Now though we're rebuilding our Morale and by the restart I hope we can get some good results.
Our new players when morale is high, are doing well. I'm trying to unload a few players during the break to maybe bring in 1-2 new players to shore us up.
The money in the German First Division is absolutely ridiculous, regardless of where you finish I'm sure you get over £10mil in prize money. A couple of years up there and your debts should be long gone.
Congrats on the quick rise as well. I loved the time I spent in Germany on my save.
Unfortunately taking them from 3rd to 1st division in 2 seasons doesn't make one Favored Personnel yet. Also Unfortunately we rent our stadium so I doubt we can add on, and we're at like 89% Capacity now... next season I see us selling out.
The Squad - Is improved over last year, quite a few lost souls of football found their way here to fight for me. We have a ways to go until we can consistantly fight with the big boys, its just a matter of time while we claw up the table.
The Fixtures - Tell the story, a lot of losses by 1 goal, but no real blowout other then Dortmund in the German Cup.
The Transfers - 9 new players, sold 1, 4 on loan... looking to get rid of more but its not happening yet. Will definitely be bring more in.
Gergely Rudolf - Is our hungarian Striker, 30 years old, is still listed as a member of the national team, just hasn't played for it since joing us. He's our best performing Striker. In 36 matches he got us 15 goals, 2 for 2 on penalties, 7 assists, and 3 MOM performances. I think its the best we're getting out of him in a season.
Andre Schembri - is our 28 year old Striker from Malta, yes Malta. He's a Maltese international who in 5 matches scored a goal and an assist for his country. For us he's played in 35 matches, scoring 12 goals with 7 assists and 4 MOM performances. I don't think he can do any better then that.
Admir Aganovic - Only striker from last season to be a starter, our 28 year old Bosnian Striker played 4 times for his country scoring no goals. For us he played 34 times, got 10 goals, with 8 assists and 1 MOM performance. I think its his last season as a starter.
Rui Sampaio - Our top midfielder by far, in both attributes and performance. From Portugal, 27 years old. Played 35 times for us, scoring 3 goals with 7 assists. I think there's more to come from him, I'm looking forward to seeing him up his game.
Stefan Buck - Is our 34 year old defender from Germany, he has the best average rating of all our players at 6.94. He played in 36 matches scoring 4 goals, 4 assists, and 1 MOM performance. Only 2 yellow cards as well. I think he has 2-3 seasons left in him to play well.
Heinz Muller - He's our 36 year old German keeper. What skews his numbers is that playing only 3 in the back makes for a lot more goals. In 37 matches he conceded 69 goals with 4 clean sheets and 1 MOM performance. Not sure if I can find another decent goalie with better stats that I can afford at this point, but time will tell.
Frank Loening - Our Striker of 3 years is retiring after being deemed not good enough to start. Frank was a champion, and not a whiner. The 33 year old played in 3 matches and scored his final goal at home in the final match of the season. Now thats class. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.
Getting better players and staff is the key. Its not rocket science. The more money we get in the quicker things will get.
Regensburg First Division 2015-2016 Update & Results - Christmas Break
At the beginning of the Season Hertha Berlin wanted me, Got denied.
Canada then wanted me after the Gold Cup, got denied.
Venezuela then wanted me, no hope of WC atm with them, got denied.
And towards the end of 2015 Wolfsburg came, and got shafted too.
I'll take a national team job thats interesting and has potential, right now those are limited.
Fixtures - We started off great, still going well we have losses to just Bayern, Dortmund, Hoffenheim, Stuttgart, and Koln, not bad. We're still in the German Cup took out Unterhacting of the second division, then killed Hannover 4-2 in the second round, it got tight with Freiburg taking us to extra time when we finally got 3 goals in... We meet Wolfsburg in the Quarter finals who we beat in the regular league match already this season so we could hit our first Semi finals in the cup.
Otherwise we dump the 3-4-3 formation and went back to old reliable 4-3-3 which will be fully implemented next season.
And we changed our expectations from mid table to top half... got some nice potential new players to add. I did get some youngsters pre season that will be stars. Its shaping up for next seasons European adventures to unfold.
The Fixtures - The new year friendlies went well and then we went into a 4 game losing streak before picking ourselves up from that to start kicking some arse. After our quartfinal defeat to Wolfsburg in the German Cup followed be a loss in the League to Wolfsburg we didn't lose anymore matches for the final 12 matchs of the season. Granted there was a period we tied 5 in a row. But its all good, we got to our next goal, a spot in the Europa Cup.
Europa Cup - We'll enter in the $th Qualifying Round which shouldn't be hard to get to the Knockout Stage.
The Transfers - Most action we've seen so far. We got a striker Marcus Berg for too much money and he doesn't get the job done... everyone else is a bargain. Selling wise we got offers for our young goalkeeper who we used in the first season and got 2 million, and an argentinian midfielder was sold for 2 million after complaining of lack of playing time. Overall it was a great season for transfers, 4 in particular are now key players for the future.
The Squad - Still maintained the top salary at 20k/week overall the squad is stronger then ever with a lot people playing for spots. We'll be seeing a lot of players off as their contracts are expiring from the first season in charge, will be letting go a lot of the players that got us to the First Division. Of almost 20 players who are out of contract in about a year, we renewed 3 contracts since they were content being backup. We have 4 retirements from some back ups we got this season when we had a few injuries but nothing to worry about.
Gergely Rudolf - Tried to replace him but the 31 Year old Hungarian Striker kept coming back for more. In 29 matches he scored 12 goals, 1/1 in Penalty kicks, had 6 assists and 1 MOM performance. He even played once for the Hungarian National Team. will make a good back up striker if he doesn't whine his way to a transfer.
Milan Orsula - has been getting the attention of some big clubs. The 20 year old Slovakian striker is a bargain, Manchester United wanted him for a Wayne Rooney replacement. He played in 36 matches, scored 8 goals, 1 for 1 in Penalty kicks and had 4 assists. He's the future of our Strikeforce. He played 3 times for his National team and scored 0.
Milos Ilko - Is also part of the future Strikeforce for our club. He's another 20 year old Slovakian striker. He's isn't as highly rated as our other one, but now I can see he's going be damn good as well. In 26 matches he scored 8 goals, with a penalty kick taken and missed, 4 assists and 2 MOM performances.
Now we just need to get a great center forward to complement these both.
Andre Schembri - Is the honorable mention for strikers now. Our 30 year old Maltese striker played 23 times, scored 7 goals, had 9 assists (the most of anyone) and 2 MOM performances. He's a good player but I think he'll be down the pecking order if we fulfill our dream of a big center forward. He also represented his country 6 times and didn't score or assist.
Abeiku Quansah - is our best midfielder over all. He's our 25 year old Ghanian midfielder who finally picked up his first cap. In 35 matches he scored twice with 8 assists. I think he'll be around awhile he gets the job done in the midfield.
Leonidas Ioannou - is our best defender. He's 20 years old from Greece and has the highest estimated value of anyone on the team at 6.25 million. We've had a 15 million dollar bid from Lyon as our top bid. He's the future of our defence. With 37 appearances he scored 4 goals with 2 assists and 5 MOM performances. He also has our highest rating on the team at 7.29. He'll be around a long time.
Stefano Kunchev - Our 25 year old Bulgarian Goalie is now our top goal keeper. In 38 matches he let in 45 goals with 12 clean sheets and 4 MOM performances. So far so good for him. He's the best goal keeper we've not sure if he can handle Europe as well. We'll see, but he's solid and averaged 6.99 rating is damn good IMHO.
1) Get a damn good playmaker for midfield.
2) Get a damn good Central Striker
3) Get 2 back up goalkeepers since they're both retiring.
4) Fill up holes/strengthen positions with remaining capital.
5) Qualify again for Europe as minimum goal, do well in Europe.
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First Leg - At home was a stunning brutal display of soccer where scoring didn't happen till Sevilla scored in the 88th minute and we tied it up in the 92nd minute. Our best defender got a red card as well. 1-1 was the final score.
Second Leg - First competitive meaningful match outside of Germany EVER for the club was a disasterous 5-0 loss at Sevilla which ended our European dreams for now.
2016 Fixtures - Preseason was great, we defeated both Manchester United and Manchester City Reserve Teams. In the German Cup we won in Penalties over Braunschweig in the first round, In the Second round it went to Penalties again against Hoffenheim. In the 3rd round we played Stuttgart and won 4-3. We got 10 ties in the first half of the season. We only lost to Dortmund and Koln.
First Division Table - Currently 10th Place Most players have chatted with me about losing faith in me and that we're underperforming. Its getting annoying. Our huge signing has been a disappointment, and our 2nd biggest acquisition is doing alright but I expected better nonetheless. Few potential acquisitions.
Regensburg First Division 2016-2017 Season Results
During the second half of the season South Africa wanted to hire me, but didn't seem worth the time from my standpoint.
Real Sporting of Spain wanted me come to their club for a 20% wage cut, worthless team... 1.7 million in transfer funds and their total wage budget is less then mine... of course I turned it down.
First Division Results - Got 3rd place and into the Champions League on a very strong second half of the season.
The Fixtures - Our January friendlies were a disaster. When it counted though we got going with a nice 5-1 win over Hannover. Then a 4-1 win over Frankfurt saw us into the Semi Finals of the German Cup. Then in the league our successes were dimmed a bit with a 1-1 tie with Dortmund, and a 2-0 loss to Koln. Our German Cup Semifinal was played against 2nd Division Aachen, we played with our secondary squad as I wanted our primary squad fresh for Bayern... we beat Aachen in Penalties and lost to Bayern 2-1. Then we went on a 9 game winning streak that ended with a 3-3 tie to Stuttgart, and losing in the German Cup final to Bayern 1-0.
The Squad - Stronger then ever, got a good number of youngsters in to form the basis of our future dynasty. More will come in to solidify the team but I am estatic with their development.
The Transfers - The real Significant moves into the club was our new playmaker Tercisio, our new striker Oscar Coronel, our new Goal Keeper Antonio Mirante, and Portuguese soccer legend Pepe came in on a free transfer. Going out wass Marcus Berg who left for just about double then what we bought him for last year. And Rui Sampaio was sold for 2.8 million as we had too many midfielders to justify him staying. We'll be continuing to strengthen the team.
Antonio Mirante - is our new 33 year old Italian Striker we got on a free transfer from Parma. He's a stop gap measure until we get an uber keeper. For now he's getting the job done, he'll be with us at least 2 years more. May try to keep him until he retires. He made 29 appearances, conceded 31 goals, with 8 clean sheets and 2 MOM performances. 1 or 2 more seasons with him, unless a star goal keeper suddenly becomes affordable in the meantime.
Leondias Ioannou - Our best defender. The 21 year old Greek god of defense is now estimated to be valued at 9.5 Million which is the most on the team. He made 40 appearances for the team with 2 goals, 1 assist and 5 MOM performances. Did get 6 yellows and a Red card, but otherwise couldn't be happier withe young greek!
Pepe - The Portuguese legendary defender is 34 and came over on a free transfer. He played in 21 matches, scored twice with 2 assists. He averaged a 7.00 which I can live with, He started off slow but has really paired up nicely to dominate the central fullback positions.
Tarcisio - Is our new playmaker, the 19 year old Brazilian was brought in for 4 million from Internacional. He played for us 35 times, scored 3 goals, had 12 assists with 2 MOM performances. He'll get a lot better and I can't wait to see how well he develops.
Gergelry Rudolf - Our 32 year old striker wants to leave and doesn't want to be a back up player. We'll see how much we get for him, I'm hoping he'll see the light and stay. He played in 24 matches, scored 8 goals with 2 assists. His red card pissed me off at the time, but hey he's a decent player who knows the system, hopefully we can keep him.
Milos Ilko - Is one of our 21 year old Slovakian stikers who in my opinion isn't living up to his potential so far. Even Slovakia had used him as a substitute 7 times and he did nothing with it. For us he played 38 times, scored 9 goals, 11 assists, and 2 MOM performances. I see him getting better still just thought he'd be a little better at least.
Oscar Coronel - Our 22 year old Argentinian is our newest Striker. At 6'6" 205 pounds he's built like a tank. First half of the season he scored 1 goal. Since January he scored 20. In 36 appearances he scored 21 goals with 8 assists and 5 MOM performances. He's going to lead us to the German League Title, German Cup, and of course the Champions League, its just a matter of time.
Orsula our 2nd Slovakian striker is 21 years old and is acknowledged by the German 1st Division as the Striker of the Year. In 32 appearances he scored 12 times, 3/3 on Penalties, had the most assists on the team with 13, and 3 MOM performances. Orsula was the guy to get the job done when everyone else failed to score or to get the killer pass to Coronel.
Going to strengthen the Team, we'll see what good talent is out there and decide. Hopefully the Champions League draw won't be bad and we can at least get to the Group Phase.
In the 19th Minute their Icelandic Striker scored the first goal, things were quiet until Coronel hit the ball off their defender tieing the match right in extra time in the first half. Second half we got an early corner and Leonida Ioannou scored with the header to take the lead early in the second half. 20 minutes later an awesome free kick tied it up again thanks to the Icelandic International. Then 18 minutes Carlos Forseca scored in a lame counter attack to make it 3-2... but in the 4th minute of extra time in what seemed an impoossible play Milos Ilko got the tieing goal with a lob to the corner making the game end at 3-3.
In the second leg things started off well enough. A lame tackle on Coronel led to our penalty kick in the 27th minute which he converted to take the lead. What happened the rest of the match resembled more of an Ice Hockey match then a soccer match. 2 of our players ended up with dead legs (thankfully nothing serious). Both sides had their share of cards and in the bout we won 1-0.... and in Aggregate we advance to the group stage 4-3.
Regensburg First Division 2017-2018 Christmas Update
Season Ticket sales are at 8402 now, last season was 7500.
Stuttgart offered me a Job, I turned them down.
We are now the 93rd richest club at $57 million
We are ranked the 147th club in Europe.
Our board of directors payed off all our Debt.
Milan Orsula is the Fan's Player of the Year.
German First Division - A solid second place at this point. Not sure if taking out Dortmund is possible but we'll try.
Champions League Group C - Will post results in the full year, but we did get second place in the Group but we're going to face Barcelona next. Huge accomplishment, will post the Barcelona matches results.
Great times for the club, the Champions League matches make us play better domestically too which is great for confidence. Lots of whiners. 2 strikers got raises, and backup players want first team action... .etc... either way we'll manage. Progress is being made.
Regensburg First Division 2017-2018 Champions League Update
The battles vs. Barcelona
Leg 1 - At Home, Lionel Messi was hot scoring in the 15th minute... following our fullback getting injured. Right before the half we tied the score to make it 1-1. In the Second Half we got feisty and brought the game to them, and Messi both scored again. The match ended with 2-1 loss. The story of the game is the stats, we kept up with Barcelona and Coronel even hit the post!. We're proud of this match.
Leg 2 - At Barcelona started out bad. In the 8th Minute Luca Vargas scored, and right before half time our fullback got injured. In the second half Moises scored in the 52nd minute... we replied in the 57th with a great shot by Milios Ilko before Lionel Messi finished us off in the 79th minute. Losing the match 3-1, losing in aggregate 5-2. Barcelona picked up a lot of cards, we were making runs and trying to level the game, it didn't work.
Exactly, I thought we did damn good with youngsters that we're building up. Their coach praised us too, which better then most in the Bundesliga... lol Scoring in both legs was particularly pleasing, considering we haven't been hitting on all cylinders in League matches as of late.
German Cup... Can you sing We Are The Champions! Semi Finals was Pepe's last match before his forced retirement due to injury... The Final was special too... All matches were hard fought victory... our first National Silverware!
German Cup Final - Very hard fought battle as Gergely Rudolf scores his last competitive goal before retiring from the game...
Transfers - We brought in more secondary talent to solidify the team at every position. Our purchase of Ernesto Broli and Amar Smajlovic are obvious our most important purchases... Broli is too volatile long term and we'll sell him if 2 midfielders of sufficient quality become available.... We also got 2 stop gap left and right fullbacks... as we need 1/2 midfielders and a sufficient left and right fullback to create the core of our champions League endeavors in the future. Also with our keeper getting league honors we've got him on contract 2 more years... unless we find an awesome young goalie to replace him in the meantime.
The guys leaving us on free transfers were the last of the originals who were unwanted by anyone else just finding their ways back to the lower divisions... Kunchev our former Bulgarian Goalkeeper went to Fiorentina for 3.2 million. Francesco Renzetti was an ok right back who messed up a lot for us, so when interest was high in him we went for 8 million and got 7.5 million so we took it. Peter Pekarik was wanted in spain and the price as right. Those on loan will probably try to leave again thats how it works... no one wants to be a team player.
Pepe - our 35 year old Portuguese player retired after damaging his Cruciate Ligaments... he's expected to be out for 6-7 more months which made him retire. He's leaving football and we're going to miss him, he play solely in the mdifield this season and did great. In 33 appearances he scored 1 time with 3 assists, got 6 yellow cards and had a 6.98 rating.
Gergely Rudolf - our 33 year old Hungarian has been backup for awhile now and led to his retirement after being unable to find a new club. He played this season 10 times, got 2 goals and 1 assist.
Oscar Coronel - Our 23 year old Agentinian Striker had a great year. He played his first international match for Argentina. For us he played 48 times, scoring 25, missed a penalty kick, assisted on 12 goals, had 5 MOM performances and got 7 yellow cards. just keeps on getting better!
Milos Ilko - is one of our 22 year old Slovakian Strikers had a great year too. For his country he played 9 times and got 4 goals with an assist and a MOM performance! For us he played 46 times, got 18 goals, made 3/4 of his penalty kicks, got 10 assists with 2 MOM performances and 13 yellow cards. He can combat and win. He's showing his worth.
Milan Orsula - Our other 22 year old Slovakian Striker was also in great form this season. He played 9 times for his country and scored once. For us he played 47 times, scored 16 goals with 20 assists and 3 MOM performances. He's continueing to prove his worth.
Tarcisio - is our star 20 year old Brazilian playmaker. In 43 games he scored 4 goals and had 22 assists with 4 MOM performances and 8 yellow cards. He's the man who gets the strikers the ball... he's the engine of the team.
Leonidas Ioannou - Is our 22 year old greek defender. He played 5 times for Greece and did well. For us he played 45 matches and scored 10 goals, had 1 assist and 5 MOM performances w/10 yellow cards. When he goes forward his fellow central defender always stays back, its a match made in heaven as they work great.
Antonio Mirante - is our 34 year old Goalkeeper who will be with us for 2 more seasons played in 45 matches conceding 50 goals, had 12 clean sheets and 4 MOM Performances! His days as starting keeper might last this next season, as we have more important positions to solidify, but he earned his starting spot for now.
We need a young hot starting Left Fullback, Right Fullback, and 2 great young midfielders before we can think of getting the last addition a great young goal keeper. Otherwise we need to keep good quality secondary players and keep on winning. A double is possible but who knows.
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Thanks Hullcity4life, I'm just going to solidify the team, get a nice stadium with hopefully my name on it and leave and see how it does without me, but thats probably a decade of game time away, we'll see how it goes. I've had no killer offers yet to make me want to leave.
Regensburg First Division 2018-2019 Christmas Break
Shareholders took 5 Million
Oscar Coronel is the Fan's player of the year
Paraguay, Australia, USA, and Scotland all wanted me for their national teams
Season ticket sales went from 8402 to 11245
We added 8850 seats to our stadium
Season expectations - chose Champions League qualification... will go to winner in changing expectations...
Leg 1 - It was a rough match, got 6 bookings, we didn't give up but we clearly had our backs up against the wall during the match, 2nd leg we'd have to play them better or loose at home... The match ended in a tie 2-2
Leg 2 - The match started out badly but by half time we tied the match 2-2. We made 2 subsitutions, one was a midfielder, the other was our left back and in the second half we exploded on the counter attack. The team performed as I always wanted to, this team is built for this and I hope as they grow older this will be more common... the match ended 6-3 with 8-5 on aggregate.
Next match Napoli.... if we survive I bet another encounter w/Barcelona unless PSG can beat them.
1st Leg - Close back n forth battle, I thought we'd pull it off after Napoli went down a man but it didn't happen. 2-2 in the first leg.
2nd Leg - We took the lead in Napoli only to lose it in a lame booking before half time, we couldn't get the winning goal and got another tie... 1-1 which mean 3-3 on aggregate and due to away goals Napoli goes thru.
I'm thrilled we made it this far, this is better then I expected... Napoli ended up losing 3-0 to Barcelona in the final.
Souza 2nd for Players Goalkeeper of the Year
Amar Smajlovic 1st for Players Defender of the Year
Oscar Coronel 1st for Players Striker of the Year
The Transfers - We finished the main recruiting drive now, we have the core of our team that should lead us to Champions League AND World Club Cup Titles in the next few seasons. We imported in 75 million worth of players and sold off 53 million. We flipped one guy within half a year. Got Victor Sanchez in the summer on a free transfer and sold him to Sampdoria for 6 million 6 months later. We'll have to solidify the second team as many are disgruntled and want first team football, unless we find some better young players while trying to create a better secondary team then we'll splurge. Over all I do think Jamelao and Ilko might have to go at some point early for better players, but it shouldn't kill us to keep them, if options appear we'll take them... I think.
The Squad - The Strongest Squad we've ever had. Got 2 players on Minimum Release clauses of $50 Million, at which point I'm sure we could find a suitable replacement. Our secondary squad is thin and can't really handle the rigors of the Bundesliga so we need solid secondary squad to rotate in during Champion League times so we can rest the best. No let up in spending, just working on the second string players now for the most part.
Oscar Coronel - Is our 24 year old Argentinian center forward who gets ignored by Argentina but for us is our top Goal Scorer. In 45 matches he scored 20 goals with 10 assists, 7 MOM performances. Still hoping he'd score more goals but at 24 I think there's more to come!
Milan Orsula - Our 23 year old Slovakian striker also didn't perform as well as I thought he should. For his country he scored 3 goals in 8 appearances, for us he played 41 times, scored 19, made 1 out of 4 penalty kicks, assisted 11 times with 2 MOM performances as well as 1 Red card. Hopefully this upcoming season he'll produce more.
Milos Ilko - Is our other 23 year old Slovakian Striker. He didn't score for his country but for us he did ok. In 43 matches he scored 11 goals, had 8 assists and 3 MOM performances. I think if I shake up the offence... he's the first to go...
Tarcisio - Is out 21 year old brazilian playmaker. Not sure if I can hold on to him as we just did a contract renegotiation that is upping the max salary to 37,500/week. Not sure if he's really going to resign, another player with a 50 million release clause. He played in 44 matches, scored 9 goals with 18 assists and 5 MOM performances. I expect him to get even better!
Amar Smajlovic - Our 21 year old Bosnian central defender has exploded this season... He played twice for his country scoring a goal. For us he played 42 times, scored 8 goals with 7 MOM performances and got a red card that was uncalled for. His progression is awesome, he's a great player and will lead us for years to come.
Leonidas Ioannou - Our 23 year old greek central defender is also a star who played 45 matches and scored 5 goals with 4 MOM performances. His partnership with his bosnian teammate is great which makes our defense that much stronger.
Amauri - He's our new 22 year old brazilian left back... I wish my right back was as good, but we'll try to fix that. In 43 matches he scored 1 goal with 9 assists and 4 MOM performances. He's an awesome winger and gets the job done defensively as well. He got 2 assists in our critical Champions League match vs. Tottenham which got the attention of many managers. His assists were well welcomed, and I hope we get more!
Souza - He's our 25 year old brazilian goalkeeper who played in 49 matches, conceding 39 goals with 22 clean sheets with 3 MOM performances. I'm not sure if he'll be number 1 keeper... if find another uber keeper that looks better I won't hesitate. For now he's getting the job done and there probably 2 other positions I'd fill in first... depends on the quality available
Overall great progress is being made at the club, our substitutes need upgrading, and we need to see if anyone can be replaced by a superior player at reasonable cost. Also we're going to get a great new Assistant Manager... we picked one out and he rocks.... cross our fingers there. We'll see how many 2nd string players want to leave and replace them, and see if there's anything left to get maybe a new first string players. Time will tell.
ECC 2020 Update - Regensburg vs Arsenal 1st Knockout Stage
1st Leg - Couldn't of worked out better for us. We were superior in every way, and earned our 3-0 victory at Arsenal.
2nd Leg - Arsenal was getting the better of us but we kept up with them thru half time, making the score 2-2. Second half was all Arsenal and they almost pulled it off, but only beat us 4-2.... which means we win 5-4 on aggregate.
Our next opponent knocked off Barcelona by a similar 5-4 aggregate... Manchester United is next up!
Quarter Final Leg 1 - At home we played Manchester United in what became a pretty good match in our favor. We scored first, they tied it back, we took the lead and never looked back. We both battled hard but the good guys won 3-2
Second Leg - In the second leg it was all Manchester United the first half, they scored 11 minutes in. Second half we tried and pretty much failed to do much of anything, we got the Penalty kick in the 81st minute, got lucky... score ended up 1-1... 4-3 on aggregate in our favor
Semi Finals vs. Manchester City
First Leg - At home we were going to Manchester City First half ended 0-0 it was pretty hard fought battle... Manchester City took the early lead but we pegged back 3 minutes later. Then in the 75th minute we took the lead and kept it too the end... we won 2-1
Second Leg - A bad tackle started us out bad, as Manchester City took the early lead... before halftime we tied it back... very close to the end of the match they made it 2-1.... with meant we were tied 3-3... and went into overtime... no one scored and it went to penalty kicks... we lost 4-3...
The final saw Manchester City win over Real Madrid.
Fixtures - Our domestic campaign and friendlies turned out very well for the most part
German Cup - Pretty solid performance... The Third Round Matchup was less then perfect since we used our backups to play to keep the team rested for their Champions League Obligations, otherwise we did well.
The Squad - got a bit larger this year to shore up the team, should be able to sell a few of them for a decent profit and bring in new ones. Everyone wants to be a starter which leads to a huge turnover
The Transfers - brought in a lot of people to backup the starters, sorting them out, most can leave lol... Our new midfielder Gilmar is a great acquisition, he's a new starter for us in the midfield. Everyone else is a back up. Enrique Lucero came to us for 5 million not long ago, we sold him for 10 million as he requested. Will continue to build up the quality of our second string players.
German Players' Goalkeeper of the Year: Souza
German Players' Defender of the Year: Amar Smajlovic, 2nd place Leonidas Ioannu
German Players' Striker of the Year: Oscar Coronel
Souza - Our 26 year old Brazillian Goalkeeper ad quite a season. He played his first 5 caps for the Brazillian national team, conceding 2 goals, and 3 clean sheets. For us he played 53 matches in which he conceded 44 goals, had 26 clean sheets and 1 MOM performance. Since he's good enough for Brazil, he's good enough for me
Milan Orsula - Our 24 year old Slovakian striker was our best goal scorer this year. For his country he played 8 times, scoring 5 goals, 1 assist and 1 MOM performance. For us he played 38 times, scoring 26 goals, made 3/4 of his penalty kicks, assisted 11 times, and had 9 MOM performances.
Oscar Coronel - Our 24 year old Argentinian striker did well again this year. He played once for his national team. For us he played 42 times, scoring 23 goals, had 15 assists with 5 MOM performances.
Milos Ilko - Our other 24 year old Slovakian striker didn't do as well as the others did this year. He played 8 times for his national team scoring twice and having 3 assists. For us he played 38 times, scoring 18 goals, was 1 for 1 on penalty kicks, had 6 assists and 4 MOM performances. If I find another hot young striker, he might become backup in the future which is a shame since his stats are damn good.
Tarcisio - is our 22 year old brazillian creative midfielder. Still uncapped but for us played 42 games this season, scored once, and had 17 assists.
Jamelao - is our 25 year old Brazillian right back. He played in 42 matches and had 9 assists with 2 MOM performances. I'm very happy that he participates in our attacks now
Amauri - is our 23 year old Brazillian left back. He played in 40 matches and had 10 assists. Another great defender as well as assister
Amar Smajlovic - Is our 22 year old Bosnian central defender who played in 40 matches, scoring 7 goals, 5 assists and 10 MOM performances!!! Probably the teams star player of the year.
Manage the team, sell those who want to leave, bring in better back up players and make a run for the Champions League title again... a year older and better could be the difference this time
Champion League Fixtures - Other then our Loss against AC Milan we did well. We thrashed Basel at home 6-0. And Yes we face yet ANOTHER English club, this time Liverpool. And before we beat AC Milan at home... They sent me this offer to become their new Manager... Not that bad, but not good enough to give up all this work.
One of our Key players sold for $17.75 million since we found a better person for the job and he didn't want to be backup... so Intermilan bought him... He's a 22 year old South African, and I paid 0 for him... I have no idea how Karabukspor let him go for nothing, he's already worth 9 million and is superior to the player he replaces... Fortunately he won't miss too much action thanks to the African Cup of Nations.
I bought a new backup striker for $6.75 Million and attribute wise he's not as good as my best... but with injuries and what not he's played 21 times 7 as a substitute... and scored 16 goals, 9 assists, and had 5 MOM performances... If he complains I hope I can send him back to south america cause well I don't want him in Europe lol.
I have another 17 million to play with as well, maybe another great back up acquisition or if he's good enough an upgrade could happen again...
Liverpool is beatable... just ask West Brom, and Tottenham in the League Cup... they're only 3rd place in the Premier League too...
1st Leg - Went to Liverpool where the match didn't get off to the best start... in 8 minutes we were down 1-0. In the second half off a corner kick Amar Smajlovic tied it 1-1 in the 61st minute! Which is how the match ended.
2nd Leg - At home our greek defender couldn't start... so Jerome Boateng was brought in as our substitute which became an utter nightmare when he did a horrible tackle in the 5th minute and got a red card for it. First half ended w/Liverpool getting 4 yellow cards in that time and the match was 0-0. In the 61st minute we got the penalty kick and Milos Ilko got it in... 5 minute later we got another but he hit it wide... In the 88th minute though with the best possession we had in the match outpassed and Milos Ilko got his Brace making it 2-0. Should be noted that Liverpool got 10 yellow cards including a red for a second yellow card. Most Important thing is we advance 3-1 on aggregate.
1st Leg - plenty of yellow cards went around in this one... First half went scoreless, second half though Amauri got an awful foul and Stevan Jovetic off the free kick scored... Thankfully Milan Orsula tied it up in the 62nd minute. Bad thing is 4 starters will miss the second leg due to yellow cards and injury....
2nd leg - It was a battle at home, hitting the back of the net was the problem until the 56th minute when Oscar Coronel hit the only goal... winning the match 1-0 and giving us the 2-1 aggregate victory...
AC Milan is our next opponent... we played them twice in the group phase, beat them once 1-0, lost the other 2-1. They also offered me the job to be their manager so I gotta win this one... Winner faces the winner of Barcelona/Athletico Madrid....