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    Default Ri916's FM 12 European Youth Academy Challenge

    I thought it was about time that this forum had another youth challenge . Currently if you want to go in the direction of youth, you only have England or the countries in Toonbalmy's challenge. So I thought I would rectify that . There also seems to have been a decline of interest in my other thread and I thought making europe available might spice things up a bit. From FM 13 I will probably make a new challenge, combining these two threads into one for FM 13. So here's how it's going to work.

    Welcome to what is probably one of the hardest challenges in FM. Clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester United and Barcelona have a reputation of bringing through youth. But their filthy rich and have a massive reputation, of course they can bring good players through, right. My question is can a small club bring through youth that has sufficient quality to play for the first team. The only person that can answer that is YOU. Personally, I'm sceptical as to whether it's possible. Prove me Wrong. Thats the Aim of this challenge.


    The Available Countries

    France
    Germany
    Italy
    Portugal
    Netherlands
    Spain
    Belgium
    Scotland*

    *If you want to manage in Scotland then you holiday until the end of the first season and pick one of the teams in the bottom 2 of the third division.

    The Reset Dates

    France- 19th June
    Germany- 19th June
    Italy- 29th June
    Portugal- 29th June
    Spain- 9th July
    Scotland- N/A
    Netherlands- 6th July
    Belgium- 29th June

    The Database
    • Only load the Nation your planning on managing in.
    • Database size is optional (small, medium or large)
    • Players Based in your nation
    • Players from top clubs in europe (or everywhere)
    • International players is optional
    No further customising of the database is allowed.

    Attribute masking is optional, I personally will have it disenabled. 'Add key staff' and ' Add players to playable clubs' should be ticked.

    Steps when getting started

    1. Add yourself as an unemployed manager. Call him holiday man if you want.
    2. Go on holiday until the reset date of your nation or the day before if your planning on reloading.
    3. Retire the manager
    4. Add a new manager with your honest nationality and Sunday League reputation.
    5. Choose the newly promoted club of your choice
    To Complete the Challenge

    Win your countries domestic top division and win the Champions League.


    Rules for the Challenge


    No loans or transfers in are allowed but you can sell and loan players out.
    If you are sacked, sorry, you have to start again.
    No savegame editors are allowed. only cosmetic database edits are allowed. (team/competition names/logos)
    No international management until completion of challenge.
    Signing backroom staff is allowed.signing players on trial or signing grey players isnt allowed.


    Rules for this Thread

    Player naming is allowed.

    General discussion on tactics is allowed, although people should not refer to downloaded tactics. They are not banned, but I would expect the majority of people to avoid them.

    Screenshots for anything are encouraged but please post links to your pictures, don't post them as images as it makes the pages slower to load. Posts included embedded images may be deleted without warning.

    When you join the challenge, could you post a screenshot of your manager's profile on the league reset date.

    Progress of your club should be documented using this thread, I want to hear the story of your club all the way through. Please keep me updated, even if you are doing really badly.

    Updates should be one for your Youth Intake and one for your season and should include the following screenshots :

    Youth Intake

    Youth Candidates
    All Tagged Players Attribute page

    Season

    Transfers (to prove that you havent signed any players)
    Squad
    League Table

    Anything else is optional.

    Also, I would like you to Nickname/Tag your best player/s of each youth intake in chronological order. for example, nickname your best player in the intake in season 1 as *their name* YP01.


    How to Post a Screenshot
    • While in FM, press Alt and F9
    • A picture will be saved to a screenshots folder, in the FM12 folder in your documents
    • Upload the image to an image hosting website such as Photobucket
    • Post the direct Url to the image here.
    How to Add Links

    At the top of the forum, go to 'Settings' then 'General Settings' (on the left). At the bottom, select 'enhanced interface' and save the changes. This will give you access to the extra posting tools that make it easier to post links. Once you've done this, highlight the word you wish to turn into a link, then use the link button (looks like a little globe) to paste in the direct Url to your screenshot.


    I will be doing this as well and posting my progress. Thanks for reading and good luck!
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    Completions

    B101- RB Leipzig- Germany
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    reserved...

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    anyone fancy a crack at this? I'm getting my starting update tonight.

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    Not for me mate, having too much fun in Mexico! Was waiting for this to come up though, reckon it'll be my FM13 save!

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    I'll do it, time for me to get over my absolute failure in toon's challenge. Will holiday a season and post the initial screen shots.

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    I'll have a go at your English challenge first, then I'd be interested in starting a German save here.
    Good luck though, as I will follow the thread as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatTraveler View Post
    I'll do it, time for me to get over my absolute failure in toon's challenge. Will holiday a season and post the initial screen shots.
    Welcome mate and good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by chocolatecoatedballs View Post
    I'll have a go at your English challenge first, then I'd be interested in starting a German save here.
    Good luck though, as I will follow the thread as well.
    Good luck with the English version and I will be following your progress

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    I'm going to do belgium so I will find out the reset date for it.

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    Pontevedra C.F. 2012-2013

    Here is the Manager Profile
    So I've decided to go with Spain as I like the idea of Play-offs at the end of the season to decide promotion, and decided on Pontevedra due to their Basic Youth Facilities instead of Minimal.
    Will post more info once I get there.
    Season Goals
    1. Avoid Relegation.
    2. Improve Junior Coaching
    3. Raise some money
    Last edited by TheGreatTraveler; 05-07-2012 at 16:40.

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    TheGreatTraveler- Good luck with Pontevedra.

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    Good luck mate!

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    Ineson has taken charge of Union Royal Namur.

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    We're Predicted to finish 7th out of 18 teams this year so we shouldnt have too much trouble staying up. For some strange reason all of the teams that came up from division 4 were semi-pro but all but 2 or 3 teams that started in Division 3 A and B were Amateur .

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    If I was to start this challenge one of the rules states no signing of backroom staff. What if due to retirements or poaching I have no staff?

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    Just preparing a game in Belgium, should be interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kieronbrown73 View Post
    If I was to start this challenge one of the rules states no signing of backroom staff. What if due to retirements or poaching I have no staff?
    Says that you are allowed to sign backroom staff fella

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    West has taken charge of newly promoted K Berchem Sport 2004, who are predicted to finish 5th in Third Divison A.

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    I have a pretty healthy bank balance of 100k, so I may try to improve my junior coaching if possible.

    LET THE CHALLENGE BEGIN!!!!

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    My bad, read it too quickly!

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    Traveler and West- What kind of tactic are you using and is it based on your squad? I've settled on a 4-4-2 with an AMC instead of one of the MC (so you could call it a 4-3-1-2) but thats because of my squad. I only have 15/16 players and there are two or three that play out wide so I needed to have wingers, and my best prospect is an 18 yr old AMC so I needed a position to put him in.

    Also I would like you guys to post an Update for your Youth intakes, as it makes the thread a bit more interesting with the whole challenge being about youth.

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    I'm playing 4-1-2-1-2 with my FB's on attack to provide some support/service to the frontmen. There was only 1 winger in my team when I first started so I thought it would be suitable to play a pretty narrow formation, as well as making my pitch pretty narrow as well. Just realised that the youngest player in my squad is 20! My squad is made up of 19 players, tried to pick a team with the largest squad so i've got suitable depth and cover just incase of any injuries. Ri916 what are you making of only having 4 subs, no wonder i'm struggling with the rule that you have to have at least two u21's in your squad I didn't realise the lack of youngsters in my team.

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    I play a 4-3-1-2 With 1 DM, 2 MC, And 1 AMC. I'm not at my Youth Intake yet, but I'm hoping I get a good left back and a good DM. Those positions are currently very weak.

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    I'm playing 4-1-2-1-2 with my FB's on attack to provide some support/service to the frontmen. There was only 1 winger in my team when I first started so I thought it would be suitable to play a pretty narrow formation, as well as making my pitch pretty narrow as well. Just realised that the youngest player in my squad is 20! My squad is made up of 19 players, tried to pick a team with the largest squad so i've got suitable depth and cover just incase of any injuries. Ri916 what are you making of only having 4 subs, no wonder i'm struggling with the rule that you have to have at least two u21's in your squad I didn't realise the lack of youngsters in my team.

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    I'm going to have a go. Really got into the English one but just couldn't keep going (may return to it one day) but for now think I'll give this one a go. I'll upload initial stuff in a bit, holidaying atm.

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    Good Luck TWFL!

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    Cheers TheGreatTraveler.


    Here goes: Elliot van Barthold has been announced as the new manager of Real Sporting Club, more commonly known as Real, who have recently been promoted to the Second Division - Central in Portugal. In his press conference he was quoted as saying that he hopes to take the now third tier club to Champions League glory by using the clubs own youth system products.

    Real have pretty decent facilities and were in the Second Division just two seasons ago and are now back after one year in the Regional Divisions. Should be fun!

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    hey ri, i want to start this challenge in france (after being relegated from the BSP to the BSS, my Hendon has flopped massively, so going to put it on hold) however i loaded up all the leagues possible, but i go to add a manager and the CFA league is greyed out, so does that mean i have to start in the National league and start with a club that has been newly promoted from the CFA league

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    Westa- yes you start in the national. The CFA is unplayable but you can still load it in the game.

    TWFL- Welcome and good luck with Real!
    Last edited by ri916; 08-07-2012 at 06:06.

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    Pontevedra C.F-2012-2013

    Youth Intake
    Not the best intake by any means, with only 2 players worthy of a YP tag and a professional contract, and none yet ready for first team football.
    Abraham Sierra(YP01)
    Sierra could become a fast winger, but won't get much playing time this season due to my preference for a narrow formation. I'm training him to become an AMC, but I feel he will only be good enough while we are in Segunda B(Third Tier) and not any other level.
    Eugenio Alquegui(YP02)
    With Him I have higher hopes, although it will be a while before he can become my starting LB. He has some pace but could use better technical skills, so I've set a specific training schedule for him that will emphasize defending as I need my full backs to be a guarantee.

    Depending on how the relegation battle goes, I might give them some playing time towards the end, but safety is my main goal.

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    End of Season Review - K Berchem Sport 2004 (Season 12/13)

    After a long. hard season West led Berchem to a well deserved promotion to the Second League. Although I wouldn't say I understood the format of the league I was in, I interpreted it as I had to just try and win all of my games to try and get promoted.

    Pre Season:
    I could take many positives out of pre season even though I suffered 2 loses, one to Anderlecht (which I didn't expect to win) and the other to Wielsbeke (which was pretty disappointing due to them being a smaller team as well as the friendly being at home). Pre season proved that throughout the season my home form would be vital and that I needed to make my home ground a fortress, as well as winning as many points away from home as possible.

    Third Division A:
    The start of the season gave me mixed feelings about whether it would be a successful season or not. During our first 10 matches we won 4 games (2 at home 2 away), drew 3 times and suffered 3 defeats. Although this record wasn't the worst I never felt that we were playing well, I suppose that could be a good sign as well seeing as we were still grinding out results. After the mixed start we gradually got into our rhythm only suffering 1 defeat and 4 draws in the league during the period from 27.10.12 to 17.02.13. During this period we won 9 games (6 at home 3 away).

    Cup Run:
    Our cup run wasn't the worst we got into the 6th round, was pretty disappointed that we went out though, although I never thought we'd win the cup the team we played from the Pro League were dire. Also, we lost at home which added to the disappointment.

    The Turning Point:

    I feel that the most crucial part of the season was the first 6 games after the winter break. I felt this was because we managed to comfortably win 6 games on the trot (scoring 17 and conceding 3). Also, this was the period which kickstarted Ben Mbemba's season as he scored 9 goals in 6 games.

    End of Season + Playoffs:
    We ended up finishing the campaign in 3rd and the had to go through the dreaded Relegation Playoffs. Throughout the whole of the playoffs I was on the edge of my seat, celebrating like a kid everytime we scored. The quarters against RC Mechelen was by far the worst. I was worried that they had scored an away goal in the first match and I had my doubts due to our away form that we would be able to get the win at their place but we managed to pull it off. In the semis we failed to get an away goal, but even though we lost 1-0 I was always confident that we would be able to turn the game around at home which we did by winning 2-0. Before the final I may have been overconfident as we had already beaten Tournai 5-0 at their ground on the last game of the season, but in this case they proved much harder to beat, although we lost 2-1 at their ground we got the vital away goal. At the time the away goal was crucial but in the end it didn't really matter as we comfortably won the 2nd leg 3-0 at home.


    Star Players:
    Ben Mbemba (ST) - His goals towards the end of the season were vital, he was on fire and without him I couldn't of seen us getting promoted and to think he had a 20 game goal drought during the season is unthinkable.
    Ben Bakkovens (DM) - one of my 'technicians at work'. He provided vital deliveries from corners which helped us throughout the season.
    Glenn Boeckmans (CB) - he was a rock at the back, and was my 'near post maestro' when it came to corners racking up an impressive 14 goals.
    Kevin Vande Walle (LB) - the other 'technician at work'. I can safely say i've never praised a LB in FM in my life but this bloke was vital during the season. Constantly bombing up and down the wing and whipping balls in for fun. Due to my narrow formation he was exactly what I needed.

    Squad
    Squad Stats

    Youth Intake: In all honesty my youth intake this year was pretty disappointing, I was hoping for a few more players as I didn't have the youngest of squads. I decided to take on 2 players which were Emiel Willems, who only had 2.5* potential but I felt he would be adequate cover as I lacked CM(D). The other player I took on was Nic Furlong, who I decided would be my YP01, from looking at his stats and coach report I feel that he could possibly get a look in next year as he looks like he's capable of scoring.
    Facilities: I was able to improve both my Junior Coaching (basic to adequate) and Youth Recruitment (limited to basic).
    Finances
    Transfers
    : these free transfers were already in place before I took charge of the club so they had nothing to do with me


    Roll on next season!!!


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    TGT- Not the greatest intake but still a couple of useful players there!

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    There was only 1 winger in my team when I first started so I thought it would be suitable to play a pretty narrow formation, as well as making my pitch pretty narrow as well.

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    Great job earning promotion jkwest!
    I wish my intake had been like yours, you have some players who could becoem first team relatively soon!

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    jkwest- Congrats on the promotion mate! really well done. It's going to be a struggle to stay in the second tier but I'm sure your up for it.

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    Pontevedra C.F 2012-2013

    Pre-Season
    I set up a Money raising tournament against 3 Liga BBVA teams to raise money, and then several other friendlies. As expected, we lost both money cup matches, although we came close against Almeria. Then I set up more money raising friendlies and was surprsied to see the side earn a draw against Atletico Madrid and a win vs Real Sociedad. The games against Montaneros and Lugo were meant to test how the team would do in the division with both of them in the same league as us. 2 wins got my hopes up, and then some morale boosting friendlies had me on my way to the new season.

    Segunda Division B1-14th
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    A bright start to the League campaign with 6 points from the first 9 was followed by a morale destroying 4 match losing streak, before a win vs then bottom Ourense gave us some much needed points. After that we would get some points and the lose, before winning again. However, the most important part of the season was the 4 match winning streak as it took us 8 points clear of the relegation play-off spot(16th place). After wards, form dropped and the club went on a 5 match winless streak, before a win vs Ourense was followed by an even worse streak of 7 matches without a win. A surprsie win against eventual Segunda B1 champions and Segunda B runner-ups Salamanca put us 3 points from securing our place in the division. A win vs Montaneros made it certain we would play Segunda B football next season and alos sent them down into Tercera Division.
    Key Players
    Squad Reports Squad Stats
    Dele-GK-Was a wall in goal, has 5 star potential, and improved 2 stars this season, I have very high hopes from him.
    Yago-AMC/ST-Captain Fantastic for me, had a great goal-scoring season and scored the vital goals for the club
    Senen-DC/DMC/MC-A very good youngster I found in the youth ranks at the club, he played more and more as the season went on and is already rated 1 and 1/2 gold stars, despite being 5 silver stars at the start of the season. One to look forward too.
    Youth Watch
    Abraham Sierra(YP01)-AML-Came on as a sub in the last game, where I tried him as an AMC. Did well enough and will get some game time there next season.
    Eugenio Alquegui(YP02-DL/WBL-Played in 4 games. Made his debut as an injury time sub VS Castilla as I tried to run the clock out since we had a valuable point. Then came on against Salamanca on half-time and performed very well, and also played against Montaneros and Tenerife, both times as a sub. Should get more playing time next season.
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    TGT- Well done on a good first season. Avoiding relegation is the hardest bit, because if you dont then you can only play one season before starting again

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    Feel I need a bit of a break from my Canvey Island save so I've gone for Germany, and got very lucky:


    Müller takes charge at RB Leipzig

    Here are manager profile and club information

    We have a good squad and as you can see, decent youth recruitment possibilities. Should be able to survive at the least this season, and I'm hoping to have a successful season.

    Edit: Also, straight off the bat, the board have agreed to improve the Youth Facilities. Feels a bit cheeky doing this challenge with Leipzig, will review at the end of the season if I feel it's unfair.
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    AD Sanjoanense 2012-13




    Lourenço Silva joins AD Sanjoanense on a 2 year contact worth £675 a week
    Poor squad but should just manage to avoid the drop
    Youth Recruitment - Basic
    Junior Coaching - Adequate

    GOALS;
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    Good Luck b101 and Jim-Bob24


    @ri916: Thanks! It was a stressfull season, there was point where I felt we where destined for the relegation play-off spot, but thankfully the side came through to keep us above the water.

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    b101- Good luck with leipzig mate! Dont worry about whether it's deemed easier than other clubs. There's always going to be easier and harder options. As long as you have fun thats the main thing .

    Jim-bob24- Good luck in Portugal.

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    RB Leipzig - Season 2012/13 - 3. Liga


    Sounds a bit ridiculous given where we finished, but this was a fairly frustrating season really. We were predicted 6th, but never found any form to speak of and kept drawing/losing games we should have won. As you can see from the league table, the problem wasn't so much scoring goals, but rather keeping them out. We never realistically threatened the playoffs and going up would have probably been catastrophic given how poorly we played for much of the season. On the plus side, 5 players coming in got the YP tag, all of whom look fairly promising.

    League Table

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    YP01 - Atangana - Potentially a decent striker. Will boost his speed as much as possible and then see if the other stats follow.
    YP02 - Barahouei - Eventually will be a good left winger; his pace and flair are already decent so looks like a solid player in the making.
    YP03 - Kuhn - One of the two future DMCs, has a nice spread of stats although passing needs work.
    YP04 - Husic - Ditto Kuhn really.
    YP05 - Schulz - Already looks a decent CB and I may start him sporadically next season... he can hardly be much worse than this year's defenders.

    Edit: Oh, obviously no cheating as well : Transfers
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    Minimum expectation at the start of this season: Win the League

    Excellent

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    b101- Thats a solid first season mate, even if you dont agree with me. It would have been bad to go up so quickly, and you would really want to win the league to go up, not through the playoff spot.

    Ineson takes charge of Stuttgarter Kickers. I just couldn't get into the other save and I had this unstarted save game from loading up for the euro nation challenge, so let's see if I can take on Germany!

    Our Predicted finish is 18th, so if we finish 1 place higher than I'll be happy

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    Yeah, you're probably right Ri, the start of this season generally seems much easier and the YPs are getting involved too. Almost had the perfect game here until the 92nd minute, breaking records in the process as well!

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    Good Luck in Germany ri916

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    Going to have a go at this in Portugal. I've taken over at Pampilhosa, in the 3rd Division Central.

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    Good luck Ri and Dudge - nice to see more people taking this on. Should have my season finished in an hour or so.

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    RB Leipzig - Season 2013/14 - 3. Liga


    Started well, finished even better. Absolutely destroyed everyone else this year, and our 5 draws were mostly before Christmas when we were finding our feet. A run of 25 straight wins in the league pretty much did for anyone else's hopes, with Frahn being particularly outstanding, scoring 36 in 34 games. Managed to give the youngsters more of a run-out as well, as you're about to find out...

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    YP01 - Atangana - Played a bit-part role, although he did score twice in a rare start in the final game of the season. Those mentals are still hideous, but if he can sort those and add a few points to Finishing, First Touch etc, he could do a decent job. Not much needed then.
    YP02 - Barahouei - Played much of the season as a back-up Left back, hence the red cards. Simply cannot tackle and moans a lot, but he did play well when pushed further forward. Timed his first goal perfectly, scoring a priceless equaliser away to Saarbruecken to keep our unbeaten streak going with 2 games to play.
    YP03 - Kuhn - Didn't play as much as Husic this season, but showed promise when he did - a decent passer and puts in a good shift.
    YP04 - Husic - Did really well this season, playing a lot of games in our second-half run-in. Showed that he can control the game and has made huge improvements in his passing. Could be our DM for a few years to come at least.
    YP05 - Schulz - Outstanding. Has risen to 5* for potential and was chased by Bundesliga clubs at one point. Solid as a rock and popped up with a few goals as well.

    Youth Intake

    This was a bit rubbish really, Corluka being the only one to gain the YP tag. Could be decent, but needs a LOT of work.

    And still no cheating: Transfers
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    b101- wp on getting promotion mate. Hopefully the youth intakes will improve for you and will get you pushing for another promotion in a few years time.

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    F.C. Pampilhosa – Season 2012/2013 Review

    Squad
    We went into the season with a squad of 21 players, no reserves and no youth. I decided to get them playing a rigid possession game focusing on not conceding rather than scoring. I got very lucky to have no serious injuries through the season so I could keep a steady first choice 11 all season.

    League Table
    After a nervous relegation battle we went on a great run at the end of the season to pull away.

    Transfers

    Finances

    Key Players -

    Filipe Sarmento – Solid at the back and a constant danger going forward too, probably my player of the season.

    Fernando – The captain was a rock in defence. 39 years old but should be able to do a job next season.

    Litos – Another ageing star but he was great in midfield.

    Kristian Pavlovic – Expected a bit more from him but he contributed some vital goals.


    F.C. Pampilhosa Youth

    1st Youth Intake
    Very disappointing, but many of them were signed just in case of injuries next season. I've given one of them a YP tag:

    Cassama Carvalho (YP01) – Our key midfielders are all getting on a bit so he will provide cover next season.

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    Unlucky on such a bad Intake dudge7, but great job avoiding relegation.

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    Dudge7- You did well to avoid relegation. As TGT said you were unlucky with the intake and hopefully it will improve for you.

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    Season 12/13 - Real
    It's taken me ages to finish a season, have had a busy past couple of days but done now and here's the update.
    League Table - Average season. We were predicted to fight for survival and it came down to the last few games before we managed to survive.

    Squad - No-one really stood out, with Gomes being the only one to score double digits. BUT, the Youth Players were outstanding when they came in and I'm expecting very, very big things of them.

    Youth Intake - Great intake and two players got the YP tags.

    Virgilio Goncalves YP01 - His coach report says he is going to be MASSIVE!

    Joao Fernandes YP02 - Going to be just as big.. Here's his report.

    Finances - Struggling, going to try some money-spinning friendlies and tournaments to get it back in the black.

    Transfers - Clean.

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    Full name Royal Football Club de Liège
    Nickname(s) Les Sang et Marine
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    Royal Football Club de Liège (RFC Liège) is a Belgian football club from the city of Liège. It currently plays in the Belgian Promotion D. Its matricule is 4, meaning that it was the fourth club to register with the country's national federation, and the club was the first Belgian champion in history (5 Championships & 1 Cup). The club is also known today for being 'homeless' and for its refusal to release Jean-Marc Bosman after his contract ran out in 1990, which in turn led to the Bosman ruling, a European Court of Justice decision that caused major changes to the structure of European football. The 'philosophy' of the club is based on integration of local young players and on popular and faithful support.

    History

    It was founded in 1892 as "Liège Football Club" and became a member of the Belgian Football Association as "Football Club Liégeois" when it was founded in 1895. The club is the first Belgian Champion (1896) and is still the only club that has played all seasons at a national level (106 seasons in 2008-09). In 1920 the prefix Royal was added to the name of the club that already had won 3 championships (1896, 1898, 1899). In 1952 and 1953, the RFC Liège won two more championships, being at that time the only team which was able to contest the undisputed domination of Anderlecht. In 1964 Football Club Liégeois reached the Fairs Cup 1/2 finals, losing in 3 games against the winner of the Cup, Real Zaragoza. Between 1965 and 1985, there were poor results, and the club survived with the help of its own tradition: young players coming from inside the club, and faithful supporters.

    At the end of the 1980s, the RFC Liège played in European competitions (notably against Benfica, Juventus, Rapid Vienna, Hibernian, Werder Bremen and Athletic Bilbao) and also won a Belgian Cup in 1990. Unfortunately, after that, bankruptcy was inevitable, and the stadium was sold and destroyed to build a movie theatre. The team joined with R.F.C. Tilleur-Saint-Nicolas, (a team from the suburb of Liège) in 1995, to become R. Tilleur F.C. de Liège.

    The club went down from the first division (which it hadn't left since 1945) to the third division. The word Tilleur was finally excluded from the team name in 2000, coming back to "RFC de Liège". Since 1995, the club is moving between the second and fourth divisions, with two titles of 3rd division Champions in 1996 and 2008. In 2008-09 the club plays in the Belgian Second Division, but after just 2 seasons the club had to afford back to back relegations : they eventually dropped to the Belgian Fourth Division in April 2011.

    Stadium



    Not having its own stadium after Stade Vélodrome de Rocourt (Liège) was destroyed is the biggest problem for the RFC Liège, also well known as 'homeless'. After having played during 4 years at rue Gilles Magnée, in Ans where a temporary stand was built, the RFC Liège is actually playing in Seraing (Pairay Stadium).

    Trivia


    RFC Liège other "names" are: Liège, RFC Liège, RTFCL, Football Club Liégeois, Club Luik (in Dutch), FC Liegi (Italian), FC Lieja (Spanish) and FC Lüttich (German).

    First Belgian champion, RFC Liège is still the 8th team in all time Belgian ranking (results) and 5th in terms of victories in Championship (5 titles), behind Anderlecht (29), FC Bruges (13), Union St Gilloise (11) and Standard (10).

    (7th including two clubs that no longer exist, Beerschot (7) and Racing de Bruxelles (6))

    RFC Liege was founded in 1892 by the members of Liège Cyclist's Union, who organised a few months later the now classic Liège–Bastogne–Liège with the Pesant Club Liégeois.

    Jean Loos is the only Walloon coach to be a two-time Belgian champion (1952 and 1953 with RFC Liège).

    the club played 67 seasons in 1st Division 1, 50 of which were consecutive (1950–1995) for a total of 106 seasons at a national level (1892–2009, Belgian record).


    Honours


    Belgian First Division:
    Winners (5): 1895-96, 1897–98, 1898–99, 1951–52, 1952–53
    Runners-up (3): 1896-97, 1958–59, 1960–61
    Belgian Cup:
    Winners (1): 1989-90
    Runners-up (1): 1986-87
    Belgian Second Division:
    Winners (3): 1911-12, 1922–23, 1943–44
    Belgian Third Division:
    Winners (3): 1942-43, 1995–96, 2007–08

    So i opted for Belgium and thought RFC Liege would be a perfect choice for this challenge since "The 'philosophy' of the club is based on integration of local young players"

    Brettney Joven

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    Dudge - great job on avoiding relegation, just keep pestering the board and I'm sure you'll get better youth prospects in no time. TWFL - congrats as well, and those two youth prospects look immense, here's hoping they come good. Finally, great post to start your save brettney1980, best of luck with Liege!

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    May start this tonight...

    Someone pick me a country?

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    don't think anyone's gone for Netherlands, Italy or, surprisingly, Scotland yet. One of those perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b101 View Post
    don't think anyone's gone for Netherlands, Italy or, surprisingly, Scotland yet. One of those perhaps?
    I think I'll go with the Netherlands, have already taken Clyde from the bottom tier of Scotland to the champions league, don't fancy doing that again any time soon!!

    Expect an update or two from me later, hopefully I get a decent team.

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    Seriously contemplating starting this, been struggling for a while to get into any sort of save

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    Quote Originally Posted by Through_The_Loop View Post
    Seriously contemplating starting this, been struggling for a while to get into any sort of save
    Go for it

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    Club Facilities - Sacilese Facilities

    I chose Sacilese, due to their fairly good youth facilities which should give me a good building base. They lack staff and youth players, but have a starting 11 which will be a good base to build on.

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    So, in the Netherlands new manager J PR has taken charge of Jupiler League newcomers WKE.

    They are predicted to finish dead bottom of the league and despite having a decent enough squad, they have no U19 squad, only grey players.

    First team

    Worryingly our only right back is the half star CA & PA player at the bottom!

    I hope we survive and can work on facility upgrades as quickly as possible.

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    Sacked Absolutely shocking start to the season tbf, was just waiting on it coming. Think I'm going to take a break from FM, I haven't been able to get anything going in this version really, but will hopefully be back for this challenge in FM13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpr View Post
    Worryingly our only right back is the half star CA & PA player at the bottom!
    Shame your Left Back is so good as well as it kinda means you have to play the RB. Best of luck in Holland though, will be interesting to see what your regens are like.

    Quote Originally Posted by dudge7 View Post
    Sacked Absolutely shocking start to the season tbf, was just waiting on it coming. Think I'm going to take a break from FM, I haven't been able to get anything going in this version really, but will hopefully be back for this challenge in FM13
    Gutting for you dudge, hope you carry on though - don't give up! Maybe turn to a different country for success?

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    RB Leipzig - Season 2014/15 - 2. Liga


    Wasn't really sure how we would do in this league, as although we'd dominated the previous season, our record against higher tier clubs in the Cup hasn't been great (we've never got past the first round... probably why I haven't mentioned it!). The first game away at Gladbach showed just how tough it would be, with my little YPs lining up against former and current internationals such as Mike Hanke, Havard Nordtveit and Marc-André ter Stegen. Here, the resilience of our team really showed, as we ground out a great 2-1 win thanks to goals from stalwarts Frahn and Rockenbach. To be honest, our opening fixtures were quite easy, and bar a cagey 2-2 draw at home to Bochum, we continued our long unbeaten run until just before Christmas, building up a 7-point lead at the top of the table in the process. We also won not one, but two cup matches, beating Fürth and then Freiburg.

    However, as always, it was too good to be true. An unfortunate 4-2 loss at home to Aue (they had 4 shots, 1 clear cut...) started an awful run in which we lost 3 and drew 3 of our next six games, cutting our lead down to just goal difference. We also went out of the Cup 3-1 away to Nürnberg. This run was characterised by some shocking defensive errors, and really poor finishing, especially from Frahn, who was going off the boil after a great start to the season. We finally stopped the rot with a narrow 2-1 victory over Dresden, before putting 3 past 1860 München at home. By now, it was a three-way race for the title between us, Gladbach and Bochum, both of whom were playing like a 1990s Arsenal side. 4 wins in our next 5 games, including a 5-1 rout of promotion chasers Karlsruhe, left us needing just one win from our last two games to clinch the title. Obviously we capitulated 3-0 away to bogey team Aue with an abysmal performance, leaving us needing to beat 4th placed Heidenheim, or better Gladbach's result away to Bochum. Gladbach won 1-0, typically, courtesy of a Hanke penalty, but we saw off Heidenheim 3-0 with a mixture of the old and the new (goals from Rockenbach, Atangana (YP01) and Hohenender) to clinch the title!

    Final Position: Champions - League Table

    Squad - including u19s

    Current Youth Prospects

    YP01 - Atangana - Again, didn't play that much due to Frahn being outstanding up front. Scored a few key goals towards the end of the season though and is now touted as the next Jürgen Klinsmann. As a pace merchant originally from Cameroon, it's kinda hard to see why...
    YP02 - Barahouei - Once again was forced into service as a left back for much of the season due to Kocin's incessant injuries, but looked good when he played further forward, with some excellent assists. Still moans about training on a weekly basis (doesn't like learning to tackle), but at least he's improving!
    YP03 - Kuhn - Really struggled with injuries (he was out for a total of 7 months), and whilst he's not dead and buried yet, he's fallen a long way behind Husic in the pecking order.
    YP04 - Husic - Has been a first team regular and continues to improve dramatically. Is also touted as the next Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck (couldn't they have picked someone better?). Still my favourite out of the youth prospects so far, I really hope he goes far.
    YP05 - Schulz - Outstanding again. The only frustration this season, with him and Husic, is that for some reason international U19/21 games clashed with our fixtures leaving us without two of our best players. Still, we look much better with him, and he continues to improve.
    YP06 - Corluka - Didn't really feature, but tutoring from Frahn (twice) and Kammlott seems to have helped his stats. Apparently has the best potential at the club, but those technical stats are still average at best.

    Youth Intake

    Much better this year, with 3 new players gaining the YP tag, as well as an additional tag for someone I missed earlier. The only frustration is that I keep getting given DMs, it would be lovely to have a full back, AMC or a winger, but no, we have about 5 potentially class defensive mids. Grrr.

    YP07 - Gebhardt - DM #3. Might retrain him to be a right back, he's certainly quick enough, although I'm unconvinced by the mental stats. 4.5* potential should mean I can do something with him though
    YP08 - Kontovalos - Good potential, great name, rubbish stats. Will work on pace, finishing, passing and strength in that order. I imagine he'll be a back-up at best, but we'll see what tutoring brings.
    YP09 - Keller - Really pleased with this guy and could well be Schulz's future partner. Clearly far more of a CB than a DM but we'll call him #4 for the sake of moaning . Stats are very well spread for someone so young (14!), and I like him more every time I look. Worth a crap intake on his own.
    YP10 - Kunter - DM #5. The guy I initially missed. Will be retrained to a CM, hopefully a box-to-box player in the end. Obviously the physicals and finishing need work, but the base stats are pretty useful for a start. Improving pretty rapidly as well.

    Finally, still no cheating: Transfers

    Top 5 moments of the season

    Number 5 - Niclas Hoheneder becoming our first full international, representing Austria twice this season.
    Number 4 - Awards: Fußballtrainer des Jahres (Müller), Torschutzkönig (Frahn - 28 goals) and three players (Frahn, Rockenbach and Hoheneder) in Elf des Jahres.
    Number 3 - Opening day win away to Gladbach, setting us up for a memorable season, and look how crucial it proved come the end!
    Number 2 - The excellent unbeaten run extending across 3 seasons and 54 games.
    Number 1 - Lifting the championship on the final day of the season, started with a goal from Atangana, our YP01.

    Thoughts for next season

    The Bundesliga will be really tough, no doubt about it, and I'll be happy to just survive. The youth coming through is promising so I think it'll all just depend on how long the very ambitious owner decides to give me. Our slump in the middle of the season showed that we aren't perfect yet, and if we don't start well it could be a tricky season. The older guard are also nearing their end now and the lack of a decent right back is still a bit of a concern. Fingers crossed!

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    b101- You've done brilliantly to get back to back promotions mate, well done! The Bundesliga will be tought but you can stay up I think

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    Good luck in the Bundesliga b101!

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    wow. Starting with only 11 players who weren't greyed out really is a treat, having the same old problem of conceding at least a goal a game from set pieces as well.

    survival will be a miracle!

    at least we have 'good' junior coaching now! Hopefully I can last till youth intake day and they can save our season?
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    Full name Royal Football Club de Liège
    Nickname(s) Les Sang et Marine
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    Founded 1892
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    Season 2012/13 - Belgian Third Division A

    We were predicted to finish 2nd and didn't really dissapoint with a solid season (if a somewhat slower start) we ended up winning the League and with 2 games to go as well. I of course opted to play mostly youngsters straight out of the Youth Squad in our last 2 games in which we lost both 3-2.

    We were a little unlucky in the Belgian Cup with the board and fans hoping we'd get further than our 5th round knockout, we did go out to a team from the second division though so not all bad.

    Table - Championship Playoff.

    Belgian Cup

    Confidence - Finances

    Squad Stats

    We'll be losing two player to retirement for next season ...

    Papy Kimoto + Kevin Van Geem

    RFC Liege Records;

    Youngest Scorer
    Youngest Player - YP Two - YP Three
    Unbeaten Record

    Player of the Season: Stephane Callegari

    Youth Candidates;

    The 2013 Intake

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    Brettney gets a new Contract + We turn pro!


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    sorry about the lack of updates.

    started my new job about a week ago and hours have been all over the place. Hopefully I will get time to play FM over the weekend so should a update soon

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    Thanks guys, a 6-0 thrashing by Dortmund in the second game shows how tough this is going to be, doesn't help that my only decent striker has decided to stop scoring. Congrats on a great seasonin Belgium brettney1980, and Trubia looks like a good prospect. What are your hopes for the Second League?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b101 View Post
    Thanks guys, a 6-0 thrashing by Dortmund in the second game shows how tough this is going to be, doesn't help that my only decent striker has decided to stop scoring. Congrats on a great seasonin Belgium brettney1980, and Trubia looks like a good prospect. What are your hopes for the Second League?
    Media predicts 8th, i'v always suffered abit of second season syndrome on FM so i'll say anything from 12th - Midtable will be fine. Hopefully going pro will help us get some funds in to improve our Youth academy etc. Board wouldn't even allow Junior Coaching improvements last season.

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    Hey Ri916 can you tell me the reset date for Germany? I'm going to start this challenge rather than the English one, as it seems more active.
    Cheers.

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    19th June pal, it's in the first post with the other reset dates

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    First off, sorry about the double-post, for some reason it won't let me post the bottom bit along with the main post.



    RB Leipzig - Season 2015/16 - Bundesliga


    If it wasn’t already clear from looking at other squads in the league (There are 11 players valued at over £20m… 7 of which play for Bayern), our first 3 fixtures (2-2 away at Köln, 0-3 home to Schalke, 0-6 away to Dortmund) left us in no doubt as to how tough this would be. Thankfully the fixture list was quite kind to us, as wins against Nürnberg (1-0 h), Freiburg (2-1 a), Düsseldorf (4-1 h) and a 4-1 home thumping of rivals Gladbach put us in a decent position after the first ten games. In the midst of all of this, we made fairly quiet progress to the Quarter Final of the DFB-Pokal, eliminating Reinickendorf, bogey team Aue and Stuttgart on the way to a 3-1 loss away to Bayern.

    For the most part, we played ok in the first half of the season, but the worrying trait was that when we lost, we tended to get dominated. This was evident in our now typical post-Winter Break slump, where we lost 6 of our 8 games (admittedly including fixtures against Bayern, Schalke and Dortmund), dragging us back into the relegation battle, and prompting a change in tactics. Thankfully, we did recover, securing 5 priceless wins in the last 9 games (all by one goal…) to finish a creditable 11th in the league.

    Final Position: 11th - League Table (positions)

    First Team Squad
    U19 Squad

    Current Youth Prospects

    YP01 - Atangana - Has improved a little but is probably reaching his potential, in spite of what the Assistant seems to think. Is often more effective than Frahn due to his pace, but will most likely remain a back-up in the future. Does score some vital goals though.

    YP02 - Barahouei - 5 goals and 7 assists is a decent amount from him, but still tends to go AWOL if he doesn’t fancy it. But, until I actually get a good left winger through, he will be first team material for the foreseeable future.

    YP03 - Kuhn - Whilst his stats aren’t bad, there are now much better prospects in his position (Husic and Kunter) and I may try to retrain him as a right back, although I prefer Gebhardt here. Probably the first one who’s not going to make it

    YP04 - Husic - Played the deep-lying playmaker role in the new formation and has come so far since he first came into the side. Still has a bit of development left in him and still my favourite. A (very) poor man’s Xabi Alonso

    YP05 - Schulz - The pinnacle of our youth system so far. Has developed really well into an uncompromising centre-back. My only regret is that I didn’t tutor him earlier to get his determination up, but he will be part of the spine of our team for years to come.

    YP06 - Corluka - Developing nicely and I expect him to start to feature more next season. Scored a goal in the 4-1 thrashing of rivals Gladbach. A few rough edges (passing, jumping) still remain, but plenty of time to sort those.

    YP07 - Gebhardt - Being retrained as a right-back now and finished the season starting in that position. His pace has improved pretty dramatically, just needs a bit of tutoring to sort the mentals out. Will probably be our starting RB next season.

    YP08 - Kontovalos - Is fourth in the striking pecking order and that doesn’t look like changing any time soon. In reality, probably won’t make it.

    YP09 - Keller - Haven’t done much with him yet due to our defence being rubbish enough without blooding young players, but he’s had a good season for the U19s. Expect to see him featuring more next season as Hoheneder gets phased out.

    YP10 - Kunter - Continues to improve well, and will feature more next season as Bastian Schulz (our tutor extraordinaire) has been pretty average on the pitch this year. Would love to improve his finishing/long shots but looks a very nice prospect.

    Youth Intake
    I got one of my wishes as we finally got a new AMC through - this was an interesting intake: 2 great-looking players and the rest were pretty rubbish. Still…

    YP11 - Hampf - A decent-looking striker who probably spells the end for Kontovalos’ first team hopes. Strength and passing aren’t great, but nothing that can’t be fixed. Can’t complain about the 4.5* potential either.

    YP12 - Scholze - Might not be perfect, but it’s great to finally get an AMC through. The other great bonus is that he’s two-footed ! Will train him pretty heavily this season as he’ll probably have to feature the year after that as Rockenbach goes past 31.

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    Top 5 moments of the season

    Number 5 - Schulz (YP05) breaking the £5m valuation mark.
    Number 4 - Daniel Frahn finishing a 10 hour barren streak with a first half hat-trick against Gladbach.
    Number 3 - A great goal from Kunter (YP10) on his debut putting us 2-1 up against Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal 3rd Round (we went on to win on penalties.
    Number 2 - Surviving with 4 matches still to play!
    Number 1 - Improved Youth and Training Facilities!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Thoughts for next season

    Well, this season was tough, and I imagine next will be just as tricky. I expect another season of consolidation as the young players get used to first team life. Hopefully by the end of next season we’ll have a few more Schulzes and Husics and we’ll be able to move gradually up the league. I’d also like not to lose by more than 4 goals, please

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    Hey guys, currently playing a small to big game with USL Dunkerque and am in the EURO Cup. But I need an occasional change of pace save, so can anyone recommend a country? Has Italy been tried yet? I would like to try a country nobody has gone in yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Poods View Post
    Hey guys, currently playing a small to big game with USL Dunkerque and am in the EURO Cup. But I need an occasional change of pace save, so can anyone recommend a country? Has Italy been tried yet? I would like to try a country nobody has gone in yet.
    I'm certain no one is doing scotland, apart from that France or Spain might have not been done yet, but I'm pretty sure one of them has.

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    Scotland will probably take years - the income in the Third Division is so utterly tiny that you'll never get to upgrade the youth facilities.

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    Ok. But I think I will go Portugal/Italy/Holland. Next suggestion is the go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Poods View Post
    Ok. But I think I will go Portugal/Italy/Holland. Next suggestion is the go!
    Portugal

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    Be going with this but in Scotland oh ayeeeee!!!!! Freeedom!!!!

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    Full name Royal Football Club de Liège
    Nickname(s) Les Sang et Marine
    (The Blood and Marine)
    Founded 1892
    Ground Stade du Pairay,
    Seraing
    (Capacity: 6,744)
    Chairman Jean-Paul Lacomble

    Season 2013/14 - Belgian Second Division

    Predicted 8th, i would of taken a mid table finish at the start of the season. So to finish where we did was a huge surprise. 3rd!! Until just before the mid season break we hung around just outside the top 4 and i thought we would just miss out on the playoffs. We snatched the last playoff spot thanks to Champions Charleroi winning the third period and so we got in on our overall season finish. We started the playoffs well with a great 4-0 win and drawing our last two games 0-0 playing ultra defensive with just the 2 points needed. The draw against STVV (from the 1st Division) was a pleasant surprise. We probably overperformed though and next year will be tough.

    League Table|Graph|Playoffs

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    Belgian Cup - We made the 6th round this year going 1 round further than last season.

    Look no Transfers ......

    Squad Stats

    Eric Deflandre has now retired from playing at 40 years old and will concentrate on being our Ass Man (he managed 12 starts last year and he could of probably still managed an handful in the top tier).

    Youth Candidates;

    Joren Capouet YP2a Profile|Report
    Maxime Renaud YP2b Profile|Report

    Ianis Engel YP1 Attributes|Report

    Adrien Trubia YP0 Attributes|Report

    Finally managed to beg/persuade the board for an upgrade ... Junior Coaching up to Adequate! And at the end of the season the board promised Under Soil Heating!!!

    ... And look at this ... We score some awesome goals!

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    Portugal it is!

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    congrats brettney1980, although that is one weird playoff system! Good luck Dr Poods, look forward to seeing your progress

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    Nurnberg 5-2 RBL

    Possibly my most frustrating game on this save so far, utterly dominated them bar a 5 minute period in the first half where they scored 4 goals. Every shot they had went in - admittedly my keeper's not the best, but absolutely gutted

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    Jura Sud Football
    Founded 1991
    Ground: Stade Municipal (Capacity 2100)
    Location: Mourains-en-Montagne

    Manager: Stephen Atkinson


    Background: Founded in 1991, Jura Sud Football are a semi-professional French club currently playing in the French National. They were promoted from CFA B having finished 7th in the 2011/2012 season.

    The club play their home games at Stade Municipal, possess fairly basic training facilities but lack youth facilities. The club also has average junior coaching and a fairly basic youth recruitment network. The club is affectionately known as Le JSF.

    With no real competition history of note, Le JSF are a club with a trophy cabinet waiting to be filled.

    Expectations for 2012/2013: Avoid relegation
    Media Prediction: 20th

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    SEASON 1

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    LEAGUE TBLE FROM LAST YEAR

    Predicted:9th


    League table
    Well what happened here i am actually speechless i cant believe it

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    Next season objectives:survival
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    Good going Toonbalmy, didn't realise the facilities were so good at Queens Park. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict promotion next season as well, looking at your coaches comparisons it looks do-able.

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    Toon do you just work your way round every challenge in CSE? . Good luck with Queens Park, I think that challenge might be a stretch to far even for you. Not sure if they can become professional or not though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ri916 View Post
    Toon do you just work your way round every challenge in CSE? . Good luck with Queens Park, I think that challenge might be a stretch to far even for you. Not sure if they can become professional or not though?
    yeah pretty much ones that look at challenge i like erm iv got them up to semi professional so maybe i can get them to the stage in a couple of years i hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    Good going Toonbalmy, didn't realise the facilities were so good at Queens Park. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict promotion next season as well, looking at your coaches comparisons it looks do-able.
    im not sure i want to go up straight away maybe build a squad good enough for D1 then fire myself up there and go for the SPL

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    RB Leipzig - Season 2016/17 - Bundesliga


    Another stop-start season really, we didn't really perform well at all in the first half of the season. Most of the players who took us up are now past their peak, whilst a lot of the youngsters still aren't quite there yet. Case in point was our keeper - Borel is now 38 and declining rapidly, whilst our next best, Halfar, wasn't even good enough to get a YP tag in the second season (when only Corluka did). I also struggled with the formation for much of it. Having spent a good 5 games in the middle of the season trying to sort out settings for Barahouei and Lewerenz as wingers, we dropped as low as 16th in the table. As a result, I ditched wingers altogether, moving to a 4-4-2 diamond, and results really improved. Highlights of this run were victories away to Köln (then 2nd) and Kaiserslautern (also then 2nd). There were still some poor losses to the big teams where we were simply outclassed. In the end, 11th was probably fair, and we improved on last season, admittedly by just 1 point and 14 goals though...


    Final Position: 11th - League Table
    First Team Squad
    U19 Squad

    Current Youth Prospects

    N.B. Following disappointing seasons, I've removed the YP tags from Kuhn (03) and Kontovalos (08) - realistically neither is going to make it at top level and they are both way down the pecking order.

    YP01 - Atangana - Another bit-part season and has probably reached his potential (in spite of the Assistant's thoughts to the contrary)
    YP02 - Barahouei - The move to the diamond formation didn't really help him, as now his only option is left back. Also looks to be at his peak.
    YP04 - Husic - Still improving, still awesome and only got better in the new system.
    YP05 - Schulz - Awesome.
    YP06 - Corluka - Had a great season leading the line and did well in tandem with Frahn towards the end of the season.
    YP07 - Gebhardt - Had a good first season as starting RB, although his lack of concentration did occasionally let him down.
    YP09 - Keller - Started for a period during the first half of the season, but wasn’t quite ready, and will probably start next season. Again, mentals need work.
    YP10 - Kunter - Some great progression from him this year and only his shooting needs to improve before his stats are spread as I’d like. Started the second half of the season at CM and played ok, although could improve further.
    YP11 - Hampf - Has spent the year in the U19s and I had no idea how well he had progressed until seeing this shot. A bit more tutoring and he’ll be in a great place to partner Corluka.
    YP12 - Scholze - Has developed fairly well but had farther to come than Hampf. Needs a good tutor and another year in the U19s at least.

    Youth Intake
    The positions we really needed to strengthen were our flanks (either wingers or full-backs, both were needed), and a new keeper would have been lovely as Borel is now 38 and showing his age with his current replacement looking little better. The change to a 4-4-2 diamond midway through the season meant that wingers were no longer desperately needed, but full-backs (ideally a left back) were a must!

    Intake - The best yet, 4 players getting the YP tag. Feel kinda sorry for the winger now that I've given up on them, but García in particular looks a great prospect.

    YP13 - José Ángel García
    YP14 - Kantarci
    YP15 - Hensgen
    YP16 - Neubert

    Finally, still no transfers

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    Season    League   Position  Europe    Cup            Other
    
    2012/13   3. Liga  4th       n/a       1st Rnd        n/a
    2013/14   3. Liga  1st       n/a       1st Rnd        MotY, PotY (Lewerenz), 7 TotY, TS (Frahn)
    2014/15   2. Liga  1st       n/a       3rd Rnd        MotY, 3 TotY, TS (Frahn)
    2015/16   1. Liga  11th      n/a       QF             n/a
    2016/17   1. Liga  11th      n/a       3rd Rnd        U17 PotY (Gebhardt), U18 PotY (Corluka)
    
    Key:
    MotY = Manager of the Year
    PotY = Player of the Year
    TotY = (players in) Team of the Year
    TS = Top Scorer
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    toon - great work on promotion in your first season, those facilities look stunning as well! Best of luck in Division 2
    stephen_atk - good to see you in here, best of luck in Belgium

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    U.S. Fiorenzuola 1922


    I've decided to give this a go. Italy seemed as good a place as any since I'd like to travel there next year. Chose Fiorenzuola because I like red & black.
    • Manager - Nationality accurate, age and gender not so much
    • Squad - Some contracts to hand out as many players expire before the season starts
    • Media Prediction: 20th of 20
    • Expectation: Avoid relegation
    • Facilities: 4000 all-seater stadium, basic training facilities, minimal youth facilities (rented), minimal junior coaching, limited youth recruitment - Pretty dire other than the stadium

    Given the squad I think I'll be going 4-4-2 with advanced wingers as my starting tactic, with a back up tactic of a flat 4-4-2 and a 3-4-3 as the mix it up third choice.

    Overall I'm reasonably happy we can stay up and make a go of this. The board already let me upgrade junior coaching to basic, we have a fairly big squad with players that look passable for this level, and most players are young and with some improvement left in them. The things that worry me are that the defensive players look a bit dodgy compared to the other positions, and 4-4-2 isn't my comfort zone, normally I prefer narrow tactics or inside forward roles at AML/R.

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    b101- Another solid season from you to stay in the bundesliga. Some great youth coming through as well

    Shakes- Good luck in Italy mate.
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    Full name Royal Football Club de Liège
    Nickname(s) Les Sang et Marine
    (The Blood and Marine)
    Founded 1892
    Ground Stade du Pairay,
    Seraing
    (Capacity: 6,744)
    Chairman Jean-Paul Lacomble

    Season 2014/15 - Belgian Pro League

    We was always going to struggle this season after an unlikely promotion. We started off the Pro League with 2 wins in our first 10 games, we went into the winter break without a win in 10 games and were just sitting above the bottom two (who will battle in the Relegation Playoffs). With just two more wins after the break we were destined to fall into the bottom two and a loss to Charleroi saw them jump above us and see us set to face FCV Dender for Pro League survival.

    Final Table - Relegation Playoff

    We/I just couldn't turn things around, our third team meeting of the season saw me kill, slay, destroy what little morale we had left and we lost the relegation Playoff and will drop back down to the second division next season (If i still have the job that is ...). We made the 7th round of the Belgian cup.

    Finances|Confidence

    Squad Stats - Look no Transfers

    Retired

    The Youth of Liege ...

    Youth Candidates

    Philippe Langevin YP3a Profile|Report Attributes
    Chad Gauss YP3b Profile|Report

    Joren Capouet YP2a Attributes|Report
    Maxime Renaud YP2b Attributes|Report

    Ianis Engel YP1 Attributes|Report

    Adrien Trubia TP0 Attributes|Report

    A Youth Player earned our Player of the Season Award!!!

    Records Broken;

    Games Without a Win
    Youngest Ever Player
    Youngest Scorer
    Record Attendance|Gate Reciepts

    Dropped down the Reputation Table...


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    SEASON 2


    Predicted:9th


    League table
    Finished in the play offs but got dumped out by Livingston

    Biggest Home Win/Loss 7-0 Stiirling 3-1 Patrick thistle

    Biggest Away Win/Loss 4-0 Alloa 4-1 Kilmarnock

    Finances

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    YP1

    YP1A

    YP2 Report He is going to be a great player for me if i keep him

    YP2A Report

    Next season objectives:survival
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    Solid season Toon. Keep up the good work.

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