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    50 Shades of Play


    An Attempt at a Witty Title for a Journeyman Career Thread


    Leagues Loaded (All loaded to the lowest tier, using The Latest Patch Starting from July 2011):
    Argentina
    Belgium
    Brazil
    China
    Colombia
    Denmark
    England
    France
    Germany
    Holland
    Ireland
    Italy
    Mexico
    Portugal
    Russia
    Scotland
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Turkey
    USA+Canada

    Goals:
    1. Have fun
    2. Win enough silver to fight off a hoard of Werewolves


    This is going to be a simple journeyman thread where I prance around the world managing different clubs.

    Starting Profile:

    Nationalities: American and Dutch
    Past Experience: Sunday League Footballer
    Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish, German

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    Career Summary


    Club Career Summary
    Code:
    Year        Country   Team               League                          Position   Other
    National Career Summary
    Code:
    Year    Country      Achievements
    Club Achievements
    Personal Achievements
    Last edited by cswalk08; 17-07-2012 at 20:44.

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    Managerial Stats


    Manager Stats
    *as of 5 Jul 2011

    Number of Clubs Managed: 0
    Number of Nations Managed: 0
    Longest Time at a Club: 0 days
    Shortest Time at a Club: 0 days
    Number of Awards Won: 0
    Total Career Earnings: 0
    Total Game Time: 0
    Time Spent on Holidays: 0 days (0.00%)

    Number of Players Bought: 0
    Total Value of Players Bought: 0
    Number of Players Sold: 0
    Total Value of Players Sold: 0
    Highest Fee Spent: 0
    Highest Fee Received: 0
    Total Fees Paid to Agents: 0
    Number of Players Released: 0

    Overall Career Stats

    Overall Played: 0
    Games Won: 0
    Games Drawn: 0
    Games Lost: 0

    Goals For: 0
    Goals Agaist: 0
    Goal Difference: 0
    Win Percentage: 0

    Cup Wins: 0
    League Wins: 0
    Promotions: 0
    Relegations: 0
    Last edited by cswalk08; 17-07-2012 at 20:46.

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    I like the idea of you 'prancing around'.

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    Stealing the intro format from cerud's thread

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    Is the US + Canada just MLS or the Magnum league structure file?

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    deltablue-I can be quite graceful when I want to be
    rancer890-just MLS. I didn't want to deal with the hundreds of open jobs from that format.

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    "My body writhed and quivered from the pain. I had learned my first lesson. Never again would I leave my crotch uncovered from a Backham free-kick"

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    After applying for every open job, here are the highlights of the jobs I've been offered originally:

    Thisted FC:
    Danish 2nd Division
    Wage: $300/week
    Transfer Budget: $0
    Payroll Budget: $3.8k/week
    Current Wages: $5.54k/week

    Altamira:
    Mexican Promotion League
    Wage: $1.9k/week
    Transfer Budget: $100k
    Payroll Budget: $98k/week
    Current Wages: $90.25k/week

    Delemont:
    Belgian Challenge League
    Wage: $1.8k/week
    Transfer Budget: $44,500
    Payroll Budget: $18k/week
    Current Wages: $27.55k/week

    Chongqing:
    Chinese First Division
    Wage: $1.9k/week
    Transfer Budget: $700k
    Payroll Budget: $4.9k/week
    Current Wages: $5.77k/week

    Guarany de Sorbal:
    Brazilian Third Division
    Wage: $1.5k/week
    Transfer Budget: $29,500
    Payroll Budget: $15k/week
    Current Wages: $15.59k/week

    Pacifico FC:
    Colombian Second Division
    Wage: $900/week
    Transfer Budget: $70,000
    Payroll Budget: $9k/week
    Current Wages: $3.62k/week

    Poli Ejido:
    Spanish Second Division B4
    Wage: $1.9k/week
    Transfer Budget: $0
    Payroll Budget: $27k/week
    Current Wages: $10.45k/week

    FOC Farsta:
    Swedish Second Division South Svealand
    Wage: $190/week
    Transfer Budget: $3,900
    Payroll Budget: $775/week
    Current Wages: $926/week

    Gold Coast United:
    Australian A-League
    Wage: $3.4k/week
    Transfer Budget: $5.25M
    Payroll Budget: $40.5k/week
    Current Wages: $37.47k/week

    Saudi Arabian U23s
    I've also applied to others but there is no delay option so I have to decide to take it or risk that one of the others coming through.

    I've delayed them all for a week and will post any other interesting offers come up. I also rejected two others (New England and Sporting Mahones)

    What are everybody's thoughts on these offers?


    EDIT: This is the final list and I risked it turning down the U23 job and didn't get any of the others So gimme your thoughts on these offers and we can get rolling
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    acidmoney-I brought that upon myself didn't I? Well done

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    Well at least you attracted some females to this thread, if only for a short while before they realised it was an FM Career thread .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cswalk08 View Post
    Stealing the intro format from cerud's thread
    I thought that looked familiar

    That's a ton of job offers!! Altamira seems like the best on paper in terms of your salary and budgets.

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    I've narrowed it down to Pacifico, Poli Ejido, and Altamira. All give me room to add to the team with their wage budget. I'm now considering if I want to manage in Mexico, Colombia, or Spain.

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    nice thread title, not sure which of those 3 I'd go to, all have the latino kind of thing going on though.

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    Estudiantes de Altamira


    Club History:
    On July 12, 2001, the expansion club Estudiantes de Santander announced an open try-out that was attended by hundreds of youth in Tamaulipas, wishing to form part of the club that would begin play in the Segunda División de México (Second Division). The club was officially founded on August 9, 2001. During the 2004-05 season, the club was promoted to the Primera A (now Liga de Ascenso), where they became a farm team to Real San Luis and later, Pumas UNAM. But their stay in the Primera A was short, and they were eventually relegated back to the Second Division after the Clausura 2005 tournament.

    In 2006, the team changed its name to Estudiantes de Altamira.

    It would be almost 5 long years before Altamira returned to the Liga de Ascenso in 2010. This, due to the fact that the teams that reached the Second Division championship that year (Universidad del Futbol and Chivas Rayadas, respectively) did not have the right to be promoted. So, Estudiantes de Altamira took their place.

    The team crest represents the important resources in and around the port city of Altamira (the anchor, the ship, and the factories). In the foreground, there is a ship's steering wheel. The navy blue and white colors symbolize the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. (taken from Wikipedia)

    Club Status:
    Year Founded: 2001
    Status: Professional
    Reputation: Continental
    Nickname: Los Estudiantes
    Fierce Rivals: None
    Other Rivals: Correcaminos

    The Stadium: Estadio Altamira
    Location: Altamira
    Year Built: 2003
    Capacity: 13,500 all-seater
    Owner/Rent: Owned

    Facilities:
    Corporate: Fairly Basic
    Training: Adequate
    Youth: Basic
    Junior Coaching: Adequate
    Youth Recruitment: Fairly Basic

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    2011 Estudiantes de Altamira Season Preview


    2011 Mexican Liga de Ascenso Apertua



    15 games in this stage then playoffs among the top 7 teams.

    Board Expectation:
    Apertua: Safe Position
    Clausura: Safe Position
    Media Prediction: 12th

    Preseason Friendlies




    Transfers


    Only on player in: Junior Timbo

    Other Key Players
    ST-Francisco Ibanez
    DL-Alvin Mendoza


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    Good move Probably the best of the group.

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    Good luck at Altamira

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    Good luck fella .

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    2011 Estudiantes de Altamira Apertua 1st 5 Games


    A Decent Start


    2011 Liga de Ascenso Apertua

    A decent start at the new club. Our offense is very potent with us having yet to be held to under two goals. Unfortunately we are not as strong on the other side of the coin and are giving up a lot of goals. A third of the way through the Apertua Stage and we stand just outside the playoff picture but it is still very close and we can definitely still make the playoffs stage.

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    cerud-Thanks, it definitely gave me the chance to work in a place different from the rest.

    B.W.G-Thanks! It's a great place so far.

    SRL88-Thanks!

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    Not a bad place or a bad start.

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    I had to smile - there's a song by a Dutch band called Dreadlock Pussy called Altamira.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLPrDjw5Gz0

    Warning - it's nu-metal and the lyrics are quite explicit

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    2011 Estudiantes de Altamira Apertua 2nd 5 Games


    Up then Down


    2011 Liga de Ascenso Apertua

    Its was an up and down path over the middle 5 games of the season. Our first two games saw us move up into 3rd place, but a loss of form and 3 losses sent us back into 8th place. The drop in form coincided with Junior Timbo feeling homesick and I gave him a leave of absence, hopefully he returns soon.
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    deltablue-Agreed, the games are quite exciting with a lot of back and forth action

    Reddiablo-haha, its always fun to see what interesting coincidences there are with names.

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    Set with one game remaining in the season.

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    2011 Estudiantes de Altamira Apertua Final 5 Games


    Hot Streak Into the Playoffs


    2011 Liga de Ascenso Apertua

    I held a team meeting before the 1st of these 5 games and sparked a perfect record through the final 5 games of the stage. The goals flowed and our defense was strong enough. We have been drawn against Necaxa in the quarterfinal of the playoffs.

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    Wow! Looks like your team talk worked

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    Very nice month to clinch a play-off spot .

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    Done well to clinch a playoff spot,best of luck for them.

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    Excellent first stage.

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    2011 Estudiantes de Altamira Apertua Playoffs


    Well That Didn't Go Well


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    Poor play saw us exit the Playoffs in the first round. In the first game Necaxa went down a man around 30 minutes in with the score 0-0 and then we were later granted a penalty around the 70th minute with score still 0-0. A missed penalty and 3 goals later and the return leg was near hopeless and we failed to deliver.

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    SRL88-I think thats the only successful Team Talk I've ever had.

    cerud-Thanks, it helps when the team agrees that they are not playing well

    B.W.G-Thanks, unfortunately out form went away at the wrong time

    deltablue-Thanks!

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    Bit of a humbling loss to Necaxa. They look like a strong team.

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    Decent start, although it looked like Necaxa had your number in the playoffs. There's always the Closing Stage though

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