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    Thanks.

    So I'm looking to build for next season and either my coach/assistant reports are broken or I'm the BEST manager ever because they reckon all my players are good or leading Liga Adelante players already....(hint, I don't think I'm the BEST manager ever).
    I think our semi-pro status is dramatically altering the coaches perception of what our expectations should be and are rating players against these skewed expectations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daemonic View Post
    Thanks.

    So I'm looking to build for next season and either my coach/assistant reports are broken or I'm the BEST manager ever because they reckon all my players are good or leading Liga Adelante players already....(hint, I don't think I'm the BEST manager ever).
    I think our semi-pro status is dramatically altering the coaches perception of what our expectations should be and are rating players against these skewed expectations.
    I think that when you select expectations for next season, players' rating change according to the expectations set.

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    Do you have your players and staff on semi-pro contracts aswell, or is it just the status of the club? I always signed all my players/staff on full-time right off. Helps alot with training improving the players faster. I'm sure you'll find a way to stay up, you're experienced in these lower league team challenges

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    Quote Originally Posted by el sid View Post
    I think that when you select expectations for next season, players' rating change according to the expectations set.
    I said mid-table. risky I know but it made a big difference in transfer budget, 300k vs 775k

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Do you have your players and staff on semi-pro contracts aswell, or is it just the status of the club? I always signed all my players/staff on full-time right off. Helps alot with training improving the players faster. I'm sure you'll find a way to stay up, you're experienced in these lower league team challenges
    All the players, staff etc have been fulltime since I cleared the deadwood that was at the club when I started so its just the club status. Biggest effect I think is the inability to scout outside Spain, although only being allowed register 2 non-EU players it wouldn't be a huge advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Ooh, good luck el sid! Great job. Hows the two triangles doing? Riquelme behind those two giving you lots of fun I bet?
    Riquelme injured himself once in training and once in a match, so among the starters he's the one who has played least matches. But when he does play, it's good to watch Galvan as his replacement is also playing well.

    The best player has again been Marquinhos, with 12 goals and 12 assists in 19 games He has learnt basic German and that really is contributing a lot to his excellent performances so far. He also has the best average rating in the league and his dribbles per game is an astonishing 11.18 !

    Oh, and I've arranged to sign a 31 year old Fabricio Coloccini from Liverpool for 900k. He was transfer listed and will be joining the squad on the 1st of January.

    Also put in a cheeky bid for Rafael van der Vaart, also transfer listed in Liverpool. He rejected our offer and will be joining Everton in January

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    Quote Originally Posted by daemonic View Post
    I said mid-table. risky I know but it made a big difference in transfer budget, 300k vs 775k
    Are the player ratings still the same?

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    Right, we just played the UEFA Cup final against Liverpool.

    At halftime we're up 3-0 after a hattrick from our striker Langlois and completely dominating the game. What do you say to such a performance? Deffinatly not that you are pleased, cause then your whole team will act like monkeys in the second half.

    Fulltime result 3-5. They injure 2 of my players and Torres score 3 in 6 minutes. They didnt have a shot in the first half. I HATE teamtalks!

    Season done, will update later. Right now I need dinner and some calming down, I'm fuming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Right, we just played the UEFA Cup final against Liverpool.

    At halftime we're up 3-0 after a hattrick from our striker Langlois and completely dominating the game. What do you say to such a performance? Deffinatly not that you are pleased, cause then your whole team will act like monkeys in the second half.

    Fulltime result 3-5. They injure 2 of my players and Torres score 3 in 6 minutes. They didnt have a shot in the first half. I HATE teamtalks!

    Season done, will update later. Right now I need dinner and some calming down, I'm fuming.
    Never, ever say you're pleased at half time even if you're leading by 20 goals. Better not to say anything than to say pleased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el sid View Post
    Never, ever say you're pleased at half time even if you're leading by 20 goals. Better not to say anything than to say pleased.
    WHS. Never be pleased till after the game...

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    Yea I know, or rather I should know by now. I just clicked ask assistant and that's what he told me. Usually he's spot on. I was considering saying I was "thrilled", but I figured we can't possibly lose a 3-0 lead no matter what when we're dominating the game like that. So wrong was I. Better luck next time, but hopefully we'll never be in another UEFA Cup final We got our 2nd place in the league, so we're in Champions League next year I hope. Might need qualification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el sid View Post
    Are the player ratings still the same?
    Difficult to tell...everyone had 7* current ability and potential before the promotion and all but 1 are the same after it. The 1 player has dropped to 6* in both now but he is 32 so could just be in decline.

    EDIT: Not that it matters. Anyone who looks half decent won't even entertain a contract offer from us anyway so it's the current crop or no one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    Right, we just played the UEFA Cup final against Liverpool.

    At halftime we're up 3-0 after a hattrick from our striker Langlois and completely dominating the game. What do you say to such a performance? Deffinatly not that you are pleased, cause then your whole team will act like monkeys in the second half.

    Fulltime result 3-5. They injure 2 of my players and Torres score 3 in 6 minutes. They didnt have a shot in the first half. I HATE teamtalks!

    Season done, will update later. Right now I need dinner and some calming down, I'm fuming.
    Quote Originally Posted by el sid View Post
    Never, ever say you're pleased at half time even if you're leading by 20 goals. Better not to say anything than to say pleased.
    If we have a first half like yours I'll give a few individual 'pleased' talks but the overall team-talk will be don't get complacent because at 3 up thats verrrrrrrry likely.

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    Some of my players have won a few awards in January :

    Marquinhos was named in the World team of the year as a substitute. He was also 2nd in the European footballer of the year category.
    Jochen Stachel was placed 3rd in the European Midfielder of the year.
    And last, but not the least, Gustavo Cabral won the European defender of the year. Strangely however, his value is just 3.2 million even though he has 5 years left in his contract. None of the top European sides are interested in him either.

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    Sold club captain Anatoliy Tymoschuk for 2.5 million and got in this replacement for 2.3 million

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    Ohanzee - The chances of us getting the fourth spot are slim though with Sporting in the Euro Cup Semis, and me in the Quarters we should get a good ranking boost, I am hoping myself for top twenty, and a good league result. By the time we get the fourth spot I will be in the Champs League.
    13 players on duty is nothing, I had 19 outt, all age group games so the Portuguese FA ignored it and I fielded my own youth side plus Radakovic, we lost 4:3 to Sporting away.
    Razer - Congrats on joining the top league crews around the traps.
    TaylorB - Congrats on getting promotion in the league up to Liga vitalis, I found it easy to stay up, but I had played 4 seasons down below before making the move, so most of my players were up to that level already. You are already getting as far as me in the cup though so that worries me. I do like your new sections, the little map of Portugal is pretty cool as well. Great little bit. Nice to see top goalscorer has 1 in 2, and top assists at 1 in 3.
    el sid - Good luck on hopefully getting it home, I hope its not a jinx for the club as well. How many spots in germany? Som nice awards, All your oldies making the top sides amuses me, maybe I should've brought in some old guns, though now some of my young-uns are getting old.
    Daemonic - Congrats on finally getting yourself out of the bottom league, looks like its been a good year all around. Hopefully you can stay up, though after 4 seasons you shouldn't have a problem.
    Rlips - Whats happening dude, haven't had a report from you in a while, I should have my season updated pretty soon, including a few big transfers.

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    Best player through this year's intake is Stephen Carriero - I wouldn't normally show him, as he looks average, but the staff think he has the potential to be one of the best of his generation. Could be exciting. Not sure how to get the best of him. I don't feel you can risk a youngster in goal until he's ready, and he's only 15. He may be a candidate for being loaned out a few times.

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    LLR - well, what's happening in Oviedo?? Firstly, we're not going to repeat our final day drama this season... in form which mirrored iacovones, we're currently 9th in January. Our problem? GOALS. We've only lost 4 times in 19 games, our defence is the 3rd best in the league but we've become draw specialists. We've drawn half the games we've played. We've drawn PSV in 2nd round of CL which i'm pretty happy with.

    However, i feel we MAY be turning the corner (cue jinx) We're well in touch with UEFA cup places (CL may be out of the question, but still a glimmer) so season isn't over by a long shot. I've been shuffling the pack a bit in January bringing in a few new faces (which i'll show a little later) and some needed experience.

    It's a little slow going at the moment as my computer is starting to creek a little as the years roll on, on top of me furiously scouting the world for new talent. i'm through the transfer window now so hopefully i can pick up a little.

    Keep your eyes peeled!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    Best player through this year's intake is Stephen Carriero - I wouldn't normally show him, as he looks average, but the staff think he has the potential to be one of the best of his generation. Could be exciting. Not sure how to get the best of him. I don't feel you can risk a youngster in goal until he's ready, and he's only 15. He may be a candidate for being loaned out a few times.
    To be fair he's not bad for 15!! 6ft already, and aerially dominant. if your youth facilities are good, i'd give him at least one year in youth team, and then consider loaning him out. but only to a club that will play him. if they don't he'd be better off playing for your youth team.

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    Think I might try this out as it's a challenge I can actually see myself doing ok in

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    Welcome aboard Adam, we all have a lot of fun here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    Welcome aboard Adam, we all have a lot of fun here.
    Fun?! Nothing quite as traumatic and depressing as my relegation. But then the euphoria of bounding back, and staying there more than makes up for it I suppose.

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    Sounds fun

    Got sick of an '8 Nation Challenge' on another forum, because my best striker was out for 8 months and we were awful

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamFitz View Post
    Sounds fun

    Got sick of an '8 Nation Challenge' on another forum, because my best striker was out for 8 months and we were awful
    What country are you going to go for?

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    Well my season is over once more gutted to come 4th...I had Sporting on the ropes and was clearly infront of them until three games to go and I drew with Guimaraes, then lost to Porto. In the final game I thrashed Boavista 5:0 and all I needed was for Porto to beat Sporting and I would be through on goal differential, but no Porto couldn't even score so we sit 1 point behind and fail again. Full update to come soon.

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    It's not even the end of July and I've already splashed my cash about the place. Two new transfers have come in. 1 Dutchman and an Italian. First up is Robert Leerdam a young striker who joins from Ajax for £5M. An excellent finisher, with a high level of composure - I feel he could be the ideal foil for Pastore. Next up is Alessandro Castelli who joins for a record breaking £16.25M transfer. Hopefully he'll be worth it, if he's not I could face the wrath of the board. I see him primarily as a left-winger rather than a striker initially at least. He is incredibly skillful, and should fill all of the league's right backs with fear.

    EDIT - Disaster has struck in pre-season. Giuseppe Casisa has suffered damage to his cruciate ligaments and will be out for 7-8 months. At 32 and basically missing the entire season, this could be the end of a distinguished Domegliara career. Plus I have to find a replacement from somewhere, which will be tough having blown most of my budget on the two above players.
    Last edited by PRDH; 20-06-2009 at 22:02. Reason: Total oblivion and disaster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    It's not even the end of July and I've already splashed my cash about the place. Two new transfers have come in. 1 Dutchman and an Italian. First up is Robert Leerdam a young striker who joins from Ajax for £5M. An excellent finisher, with a high level of composure - I feel he could be the ideal foil for Pastore. Next up is Alessandro Castelli who joins for a record breaking £16.25M transfer. Hopefully he'll be worth it, if he's not I could face the wrath of the board. I see him primarily as a left-winger rather than a striker initially at least. He is incredibly skillful, and should fill all of the league's right backs with fear.

    EDIT - Disaster has struck in pre-season. Giuseppe Casisa has suffered damage to his cruciate ligaments and will be out for 7-8 months. At 32 and basically missing the entire season, this could be the end of a distinguished Domegliara career. Plus I have to find a replacement from somewhere, which will be tough having blown most of my budget on the two above players.
    Leerdam(er) looks a good prospect and could be a bargain. as for Castelli - it's a lot of money but he'll be worth it no dount. he's a great winger already for his age.

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    The replacement for Casisa is the aging Fernando Belluschi - at 34 he has only signed for a year but for no transfer outlay, he should be good enough to last the season, and replace them both next season. It feels a bit as if I've just papered over a crack, but fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDH View Post
    What country are you going to go for?
    I'm not sure mate, will set up my game soon and choose.

    EDIT: Was gonna choose Holland but I see you can't. I'll go with Spain.
    Last edited by AdamFitz; 20-06-2009 at 23:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamFitz View Post
    I'm not sure mate, will set up my game soon and choose.

    EDIT: Was gonna choose Holland but I see you can't. I'll go with Spain.
    you can do Holland - you just have to have the team that finished bottom......

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    Des Tiny's Keeping the Fafe
    Liga Sagres 2024/25
    End of Season Update


    Predicted: 4th
    Actual: 4th
    Title Odds: 4th (16-1)
    League Cup: 3rd Round
    Portuguese Cup: 6th Round
    European Cup: Quarter-Final: Leg 1 - Leg 2
    European Rank: 21st (30th) (3rd in POR) (Sp 19, Po 20, Be 25)
    Finances: 4th - 30.5M (POR, 92nd in World)
    Season Tickets: 1639

    The Season in General

    The New Citizens: Craford, Juan, Marcel
    The Deserters: Alexio to Man City for 13.25M, Costa to Basel for 2.5M, Gresovnik to Dortmund for 5M.
    The Stylish: Mendes got himself a haircut.
    New Contracts: Des Tiny, Radakovic

    The League

    A good season in the league, this year we were with the top 3 all the way, Benfica & Porto pulled away in January, but we were ahead of Sporting until 3 games left and then we lost it against Guimaraes and we never recovered. 4th once more, it is just sooo hard for me to crack that top 4.

    The Cups

    A disappointing season in the cups, bundled out early in both of them.

    Europe

    Well I had another decent showing in Europe, easily through the group, disappointed to not gain more points as we took a draw in one of the away games. The Groups followed by us travelling to defeat Roma & Shaktar, before we ended up losing to Rangers in a thriller.

    The Youth Team

    Won their League once more, great work, showing they are the best U19 side around.

    vs The Big Three
    One of the new sections in here is a look at my history against the big three, I am going to try and get screenies of all these past victories at some point, but it might take a while.

    Past Victories

    25/09/2016 vs Sporting 1:0 (LS)
    30/01/2022 vs Sporting 1:0 (LS)
    13/01/2016 at Porto 2:1 (LC)
    19/02/2023 vs Porto 1:0 (LS)
    08/03/2023 vs Porto 2:2p (PC)
    03/12/2023 vs Porto 3:0 (LS)
    21/04/2024 vs Benfica 1:0 (LS)
    25/08/24 vs Benfica 3:2 (LS)
    20/04/25 vs Sporting 2:1 (LS)

    This Season

    25/08/24 vs Benfica 3:2 (LS)
    30/10/24 vs Sporting 1:2 (LC)
    24/11/24 at Sporting 1:1 (LS)
    15/12/24 vs Porto 1:1 (LS)
    08/01/25 at Benfica 1:4 (LC)
    25/01/25 at Benfica 3:3 (LS)
    09/02/25 vs Benfica 1:3 (PC)
    20/04/25 vs Sporting 2:1 (LS)
    18/05/25 at Porto 1:2 (LS)

    Record: 2-3-4 (17-19) [9pts]

    Radakovic's Season
    This Season
    16 League Goals in 22 Games (27)
    29 Goals in 40 Games Overall (41)
    Career
    134 League Goals in 206 Games
    197 Goals in 312 Games

    Records in brackets
    Overall Starts 305 (305)
    Overall Caps 312 (312)
    League Caps 206 (206)
    Overall Goals 197 (197)
    League Goals 134 (134)
    Overall Assists 58 (112)
    Overall MoM 61 (61)


    The Awards

    Liga Sagres
    Team of the Year - Di Giuseppe, Radakovic.
    Forward of Year - Radakovic
    Goalkeeper of Year - Gresovnik 3rd
    Golden Boot - Radakovic Runner-up
    Young Player of Year - Maradona
    Most Assists - Di Giuseppe

    The Fafeful

    Fans Player of the Year: Radakovic
    Best XI: Gresovnik, Alexio, Sergio, Mendes, Tarasenko, Juan, Di Giuseppe, Tiago, Rocha, Radakovic, Maradona. Subs: Resende, Marcel, Crawford, Pereira, Zafeiropoulos, Costa, Barata.
    Overall XI:
    Gresovnik, Alexio, Pantovic, Mendes, Tarasenko, Crawford, Di Giuseppe, Moreno, Shala, Radakovic, Marcel. Subs: Carrasso, Garcia, Rocha, Janssen, Tiago, Esnaola, Maradona.

    Where are they now?
    AD Fafe - Gresovnik, Alexio, Mendes, Tarasenko, Crawford, Di Giuseppe, Radakovic, Marcel, Rocha, Tiago, Maradona.
    Other Clubs - Pantovic (Chelsea), Moreno (Getafe), Shala (Blackburn), Janssen (Ajax), Esnaola (Zaragoza).
    Retired - Carrasso, Garcia.

    The Squad

    The Current squads All time stats.

    Goalkeepers

    Gresovnik - He played every game this season, but has been sold off for 5M, and is being replaced in the summer.
    Hunter - Will also be sold if I can get some money for him.

    Defense

    Zafeiropoulos - With Alexio running off to man City he became the number one right back, even though he is better suited to the centre. He played well and cemented himself in the spot.
    Sergio - WOW, he was set to be back-up to Costa for this season and then take his place, but early on he showed he was just better and took over, this saw Costa transferred in january.
    Huyghe - The new young centre back doesn't have the quality of the other three for the spot, likely to be transferred as well.
    Novais - The youngest of our centre-backs he will be the number one cover for Tarasenko & Mendes, long live the youthful replacements.
    Mendes - The vice-captain is growing in the role, and the better defense this season was shown by him at the back.
    Tarasenko - Captain Fantastic had another season of leading from the back, without him this side would've conceded a lot more goals. Great work.
    Pereira - Playing this season mainly as a left back he has joined the Super Sub lists as he keeps getting a run on, covering wing and fullback is a great player, I will be keeping him around.
    Maurico - Started the season as a back-up and ended the season ready to leave, he just was never good enough.

    Midfield

    Barata - the young right winger from my academy just looks a little down on the quality I am going to need, so another replacement coming in July.
    Vanderson - He was well worth the wait and the transfer fee, but to come in and make 4 starts & 19 subs in the second half of the season averaging 6.93 is stunning.
    Batista - He had a pretty good season, looks to be about half a season off replacing Rocha in the spot, but the back-up is stunning already.
    Tiago - His only let down is his lack of discipline, he has cost us the Champions League with a penalty and a yellow card, unacceptable.
    Di Giuseppe - Another great season from this boy as he took the Liga Sagres Assists record, and added to his tallies in all areas, a great player who needs a new contract.
    Rocha - Another up and down season, he is good, but not great, possibly on the sale block as Batista moves towards him.
    Juan - Another season of sharing the starting duties with Crawford saw Juan become unhappy, I may just sell one of them now as they cannot both fit in my side.
    Crawford - Sharing the duties is never the best situation, but with two classy DM's I have no choice, I may just sell one as I have a young gun coming in July.
    N'Diefi - Nah just doesn't have it, a sale over the summer.

    Strikers

    Marcel - It sucks to be the third best striker in a top class team, and Marcel has fallen to that role, a few injuries saw him get on the field but he is a class behind Maradona & Radakovic.
    Maradona - Stretching past Marcel as he became number two behind Radakovic and led the scoring charts early on, he slowed a little later in the season, but more than 1 in 2 is good.
    Radakovic - He had another stellar season with 29 more goals to the tallies as he stretches out, he is signed for two more years, hopefully I can add one more.

    Around the Traps

    World Club: Palmeiras
    Euro Super Cup: Chelsea
    Champs League: AC Milan
    Euro Cup: Tottenham

    Liga Sagres: Benfica
    Liga Vitalis: Leiria
    2nd Division: Maritimo B
    Portuguese Cup: Sporting
    League Cup: Sporting
    Super Cup: Porto

    Euros: England

    Associação Desportiva de Fafe Club History
    Code:
    |----------|-----------|-----------------|---------------------|
    |  Season  | Division  | First Phase Pos | Promotion Phase Pos |
    |----------|-----------|-----------------|---------------------|
    | 2009/10  |   2nd A   |       4th       |        2nd          |
    | 2010/11  |   2nd A   |       3rd       |        4th          |
    | 2011/12  |   2nd A   |       1st       |        2nd          | Champions
    | 2012/13  |   2nd A   |       1st       |        1st          | Champions & Promotion
    | 2013/14  |  Vitalis  |       5th       |        N/A          | 
    | 2014/15  |  Vitalis  |       1st       |        N/A          | Champions & Promotion
    | 2015/16  |  Sagres   |      13th       |        N/A          |
    | 2016/17  |  Sagres   |       8th       |        N/A          | EC via Sporting Play
    | 2017/18  |  Sagres   |       8th       |        N/A          | 
    | 2018/19  |  Sagres   |       4th       |        N/A          | EC via League
    | 2019/20  |  Sagres   |       5th       |        N/A          | EC via League
    | 2020/21  |  Sagres   |       8th       |        N/A          | 
    | 2021/22  |  Sagres   |       4th       |        N/A          | EC via League
    | 2022/23  |  Sagres   |       4th       |        N/A          | EC via League,
    |          |           |                 |                     | Portuguese Cup
    | 2023/24  |  Sagres   |       4th       |        N/A          | EC via League
    | 2024/25  |  Sagres   |       4th       |        N/A          | EC via League
    |----------|-----------|-----------------|---------------------|
    Home and Away Records in Liga Sagres
    Code:
    |----------|------------|------------|---------------|
    |  Season  |  Home Rec  |  Away Rec  |  Overall Rec  |
    |----------|------------|------------|---------------|
    | 2015/16  |  04-04-07  |  02-04-09  |   06-08-16    |
    | 2016/17  |  07-03-05  |  04-03-08  |   11-06-13    |
    | 2017/18  |  07-03-05  |  03-03-09  |   10-06-14    |
    | 2018/19  |  09-02-04  |  08-04-03  |   17-06-07    |
    | 2019/20  |  10-02-03  |  03-03-09  |   13-05-12    |
    | 2020/21  |  10-02-03  |  02-04-09  |   12-06-12    |
    | 2021/22  |  11-02-02  |  07-04-04  |   18-06-06    |
    | 2022/23  |  11-01-03  |  08-02-05  |   19-03-08    |
    | 2023/24  |  12-00-03  |  05-07-03  |   17-07-06    |
    | 2024/25  |  11-04-00  |  06-04-05  |   17-08-05    |
    |----------|------------|------------|---------------|
    Home and Away Goals in Liga Sagres
    Code:
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    |  Season  | Home Goals | Away Goals | Overall Goals |
    |----------|------------|------------|---------------|
    | 2015/16  |    17-20   |    15-27   |     32-47     |
    | 2016/17  |    23-18   |    18-27   |     41-45     |
    | 2017/18  |    23-21   |    13-27   |     36-48     |
    | 2018/19  |    30-26   |    31-18   |     61-44     |
    | 2019/20  |    31-16   |    20-30   |     51-46     |
    | 2020/21  |    25-13   |    15-29   |     40-42     |
    | 2021/22  |    34-11   |    33-25   |     67-36     |
    | 2022/23  |    26-05   |    26-22   |     52-27     |
    | 2023/24  |    32-09   |    23-19   |     55-28     |
    | 2024/25  |    32-08   |    31-21   |     63-29     |
    |----------|------------|------------|---------------|
    Club Records
    Competition History

    Associação Desportiva de Fafe Players History


    The Best of the Best



    The 100 Club



    Aleksandar Radakovic, Mykola Tarasenko, Miguel Mendes, Di Giuseppe, "Pants", Pedro Rocha, Marcel, David Moreno, Jonathan, Tiago Rodrigues, Kipulo, Tom Crawford, Hector Garcia, Tom Erik Shala, Josu Esnaola, Lisandro Juan, Ruben, "The Monster", Paulo Alexio, Tiago, Paulo Ricardo, Nicolas Aguero, Marciano Janssen, Leonid Kiselev, Francisco Costa, Ernesto, Maradona, John Astrup.

    Well now we have ten in the core squad over 100 caps, but this list is quite a spectacular sight now.

    Eurotrip


    Code:
    2017/18                    2019/20               2020/21
    Marijampole, Lithuania     Maribor, Slovenia     Gyor, Hungary
    Gyor, Hungary              Elbasan, Albania      Szekesfehervar, Hungary
    Cork, Ireland              Liege, Belgium        Montbeliard, France
    Milan, Italy                                     Copenhagen, Denmark
                                                     Basel, Switzerland
                                                     Paisley, Scotland
    
    2022/23                    2023/24               2024/25
    Trondheim, Norway          Sofia, Bulgaria       Tallinn, Estonia
    Salonika, Greece           Lovech, Bulgaria      Basel, Switzerland
    Amsterdam, Holland         Tampere, Finland      Salzburg, Austria
    Leverkusen, Germany        Bergamo, Italy        Jerusalem, Israel
    Le Mans, France            Athens, Greece        Rome, Italy
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain   Eindhoven, Holland    Donetsk, Ukraine
    Florence, Italy            Manchester, England   Glasgow, Scotland
    Completed Aims for 24/25 season

    1. Move into the top three (Close, but NO)
    2. Beat the Big 3 at home (LS 2w, 1d. YES)
    3. Make Semis of Euro Cup (NO)
    4. Win another trophy (NO)
    5. Fix the finances - (YES)


    Aims for 25/26 season

    1. Move into the top three
    2. Beat the Big 3 at home in League & Cups
    3. Make Final of Euro Cup
    4. Win another trophy
    5. Keep the Finances up
    6. Re-sign Di Giuseppe
    Last edited by Lower Leagues Rule; 21-06-2009 at 02:14.

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    FC Mulhouse 2016/2017

    2nd in Ligue 1 (pred: 2nd) | Transfers | Finances | Graph

    The League
    We had a draw in our second game which dropped us to midtable, but after that we just rose up to 2nd and never left. We where battling bravely with Lyon for large parts of the season, but they are simply to strong. How can you compete with 31-5-2 and 100-14 goal difference? We even beat them twice, very lucky both times, but still. Only two losses they had all season. It's gonna take one incredible season to beat them. Second place means Champions League qualification next season.

    The Cups
    We where playing our backup players for both national cups this season. Coupe de la Ligue was as bad as always with a loss in the 4th round. In the French Cup we got to another final. The 4th in the clubs history now, but Olympique Lyonnais proved to strong in the final. 3-2 loss after extra time.

    The EURO Cup | results
    We where entered right into the group stage and seeded top this time. Easy group in the end as we won all 6 games scoring 27 goals and letting just 1 in. After that Wisla, Ajax and Newcastle where brushed aside before we drew Inter Milan in the semi-final.

    Expecting a beating we entered Giuseppe Meazza and gave the 80,000 in crowd a huge surprise. An amazing 1-0 victory with goalkeeper Costil giving us a man of the match performance. Back home in France I was expecting Inter Milan to show us just how much better they where, but it never happened. In a close game in which we was the slightly better team we ended up comfortable 2-0 winners.

    Enter the final against Liverpool of England. We lost 5-3 in a game where we played the best and worst halfs of the whole season. And that's all there is to say about that.

    The Players
    We made good use of our huge squad of 35 players. Everyone played from the start at one point or another. The first half of the season Rochina was the big star. So big that Manchester United bought him in January, giving us a bit of a problem up front. Rochina have played a whole of 1 game for them after he joined. Playing 9.00 and getting 3 assists. What team they must have to not use him more.

    Other than Rochina, Paiva and Costil once again kept our defense tight. Chris Hudson also played well in his first season and have improved alot. Coutinho also did what I expected of him again with 31 points (goals+assists).

    The new stars in offence where two players who's been backups in the club before and one new signing. Yoshimi on the left wing was outstanding. His crossing is 20 now, which especially showed when Rochina was here. He had 15 assists already by January. On the other wing van der Werff showed his potential getting no less than 22 assists in 28 starts. He played second string to van Persie most of the season, but will deffinatly be the number one choice next season. Last one is also the one that's been in the club the longest. Scognamiglio, in his fifth season has now become a first choice in midfield. 24 assists for him and only injuries kept him from more.

    The Future
    Starting with finances. They look brilliant, but that £12,9m profit came almost only from the EURO Cup final + League position bonus. Without those two I'd be losing money this season. I guess I can pretty much count on £8-12m from league finish each season now though. We did get £2m more in gate receipts this year compared to last year aswell. We also still have player sale clauses giving us £500k to £1,4m the next 2-20 months. And with £36m balance we're really well covered. Average attendance went up for the first time in 3 seasons, and alot. It was 10,090 this season overall and 10,280 in the league. That's well over 2000 increase. Hopefully it will continue. We also sold out a few games.

    Now the big dilemma is. Do I use some of this balance and start breaking my wage budget? Two of the clubs best players (Paiva and Scognamiglio) atm have just 1 year left on their contract. But the funny thing is they both want to sing a new one. And there is no interested clubs. Problem is they both want £40k+. I'm £55k below the wage budget atm though, so I can give key players £52k a week. This means I could sign these two on longterm contracts right now. But I'm not sure I wanna start handing out £40k+ contracts. Right now van Persie is at £27k as the highest and he's not getting a new one (it's running out in a month). Coutinho and Yoshimi are at £23,5k and the rest below £15k. So £40k is quite a big leap. If I am ever to beat Lyon and get to the final stages of the Champions League though, I may just have to keep hold of these players. I also think it would just give us profit in the long run. We'd be more likely to compete and get price money, and the players would get a higher value, leading to bigger sales if they do leave. Anyways, that's the thing I'm thinking most about for next year.

    Other than that I'm not sure we'll need to change much. I'm gonna have a look at my staff again and see if we can change some things there. I'm asking for another improvement on training and youth facilities aswell. I wont go out and buy a striker unless we can get an amazingly good one. Langlois started showing potential in the end (hat-trick against Liverpool), and Duboc is improving aswell. We will need another one that can play AMR though since I dont plan on giving van Persie a £30k contract like he's asking, and Egana also dont want a new contract, so then Werff is the only one left to play on that side. Other than that the rest of the squad is good, but I might swap some out if offers come in that are to good to refuse. And depending on whether I give Paiva and Scognamiglio the contracts they want) I might need anoter centreback.

    Jean-Marc Brousse | Start | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 |

    Code:
    FC Mulhouse history
    
    		League pos	CdlL		FC		Europe		Notes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    2009/2010	5th FN		N/A		9th round	N/A		So close
    2010/2011	3rd FN		2nd round	9th round	N/A		Promoted!
    2011/2012	2nd L2		2nd round	8th round	N/A		Promoted again!
    2012/2013	12th L1		3rd round	Final lost	N/A		...
    2013/2014	6th L1		3rd round	Final lost 	N/A		No Europe :(
    2014/2015	3rd L1		4th round	Semi final	N/A		Europe! :D
    2015/2016	3rd L1		3rd round	Winners		EC winners	Trophies!
    2016/2017	2nd L1		4th round	Final lost	EC Final lost	No trophies
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    L1 = Ligue 1 | L2 = Ligue 2 | FN = French National | CdlL = Coup de la League | FC = French Cup

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    Hi everyone, just began the challenge. Team i have taken control of is Villajoyosa and i'm in Spanish B3 division. Villajoyosa is popular tourist place near to Alicante in region of Valencia. Nicknamed 'los chocolateres' after the chocolate made in the area.

    Just on the mission of recruiting staff and players now. Best signing so far is Marcus Tebar from Castilla which i'm pretty happy with! Can i ask where you guys get the club logos from? As i can only find logo's for the actual league sides and not the 'previously unplayable' or 'non league' teams...

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    For the logos try: Here

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    Great season LLR. Unlucky beeing so close to 3rd though Time to push Sporting down a spot next year

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    Pretty stunning season from you too, Ohanzee, disappointing to see Lyon still so far ahead of you, where are you up to in the European Coeficients now? I am nearly at that stage again just waiting for them to announce that and my awards so I can complete the season write-up Hopefully I can get past Sporting next year, my chances of beating Iacovone are slipping away.

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    Yea it was a great season. A bit weird having such a great season and not getting a single trophy, but very happy. Especially about the 2nd spot in the league. Not sure about coef. yet, still pressing 'continue' to season update. Should get another good boost as a club, but nationally we did bad. Lyon got 4th in their Champions League group and Marseille was the only other team going passed the knockout stages of the EURO cup.

    I decided to give Paiva a new contract (£40k), but Scognamiglio I will wait with. There's several players slightly concerned that he might ruin the harmony in the squad, and he actually have 2 years left (not 1 like I thought). Funnily enough the second Paiva signed a new contract every top-club in Europe showed interest in him :P

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    Well I managed to move up 9 more spots to reach 21st, passing Benfica in the process to be the third highest Portuguese Club, and we moved up to 5th as a nation slowly hunting down the 4th CL spot.

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    We're 30th now. 2nd of french clubs behind Marseille who are 20th. Lyon dropped to 47th and 5th in France. Kinda fun considering their dominance in Ligue 1. I dont think the nation coefficients updated yet. Are they supposed to do on the same date? They are 100% exactly like last year atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohanzee View Post
    We're 30th now. 2nd of french clubs behind Marseille who are 20th. Lyon dropped to 47th and 5th in France. Kinda fun considering their dominance in Ligue 1. I dont think the nation coefficients updated yet. Are they supposed to do on the same date? They are 100% exactly like last year atm.
    I thought they all updated the same day.

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    Not for France at least. 20th of June, same date as the league reset and we get youth players income and have to set next seasons expectations, we got the update for Clubs.

    Now on the 1st of July the national coef. updated, and France has gone up from 7th to 5th. Mostly due to the ones above them doing even worse, points are almost the same.

    20th June | 1st July

    So we have 3 CHL spots next year, meaning 2 teams go straight to group stages. Hopefully we can repeat the 2nd place. Board expect us to win the league though

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    And my Season update is now complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    el sid - Good luck on hopefully getting it home, I hope its not a jinx for the club as well. How many spots in germany? Som nice awards, All your oldies making the top sides amuses me, maybe I should've brought in some old guns, though now some of my young-uns are getting old.
    It's 3 for the Champions League and 3 for Euro Cup atm. And all my oldies aren't that bad for the German first division. My worst old signing was probably Nakamura, although the sole reason I signed him was to boost shirt sales Almost all of my oldies come for free with a 1 year contract, so the club doesn't lose that much imo.

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    Gah! I thought I was more or less done with my player search for the summer, and then Milan comes along and bids £8m for Chris Hudson. I tell them I want £20m thinking "surely they'll just back off", but no. They bid £20m, flat, no clauses. What do I do? It's not like I really need the money, but it's a crazy bid for a central defender to.

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    If you can find a better Centre back for cheaper, sell him

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    AD Universidad de Oviedo - Segunda Division 2B - Summer 2013

    Thought I'd chuck the Summer activities (not that there were much) into an update.

    To begin with Morato (my fault), a young GK and De Lucas left before those 2 midfielders I said I might sell did get sold. Was not going to turn down £175k for them. This meant that in addition to a 3rd DC I needed a bit more central midfield as well. 3 promoted U19s followed before anyone came in. As per usual my scouts found no-one to begin with so I relied on the Trial Day:

    Daniel - the DC I was looking for, released by Tenerife, and looks pretty good for this division, will probably be first choice partner for Herrera pushing Llorente to the bench

    Aitor Gutiérrez - I had a formation fiddle and I think I will play an AMC quite a lot so this guy fits to the bill to compete with Nevado for the position, only problem is that AMC is the only position he does play so if I go back to a 4-4-2 at some stage, he won't play

    Beñat Elgezabel - covers a nice number of positions and will compete with Ordoñez for DMC (assuming I keep playing one), otherwise a defensive MC, very useful for the bench as well, my scouts managed to find this one

    Belencoso - tried to get a couple of young STs from the Trial Day but failed so got this guy instead, released by Palencia (who are pro, good and finished 4th) where he had scored 24 goals over the last 2 seasons, getting on a bit but to my eyes he still looks very capable for this division, will partner Muiños up front, another found by my scouts (who weren't as convinced as me...)

    Also got myself a Potential Ability 20, Player Ability 18 scout who should hopefully prove very useful.

    Not much change but am happy enough with that, got a bit of money and some useful freebies. Think we are capable of top 5 but then I thought the same last season and you know what happened there. The one problem I see is that although only Castilla got promoted last season, for some reason 3 of the 4 relegated sides are now in my division. All pro, and all, I presume, considerably better than most clubs in this division despite their relegation. One good thing is that Universidad de Las Palmas sold this guy.
    Last edited by ghostwriter; 21-06-2009 at 13:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    TaylorB - Congrats on getting promotion in the league up to Liga vitalis, I found it easy to stay up, but I had played 4 seasons down below before making the move, so most of my players were up to that level already. You are already getting as far as me in the cup though so that worries me. I do like your new sections, the little map of Portugal is pretty cool as well. Great little bit. Nice to see top goalscorer has 1 in 2, and top assists at 1 in 3.
    My luck in cups is mainly down to kind draws, I played non-league teams up to at least round four. The portugal map idea was stole fromy uor european adventure really, so credit goes to you again . My top goalscorer, Bessa, in all honesty should have more than 1 in 2, he misses more than his fair share of easy chances too.

    Good season there; you're getting closer and closer to the top three every season, hopefully with Radakovic and Maradona (who looks like a top class player to me) firing then you can push Sporting down to Fourth.

    Ohanzee - Unlucky in the cup finals, but at least you're getting there which is good. Jean-Marc Brousse looks fantastic, I'd give him a few first-team appearances next season if I were you.

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    Ohanzee, you can't turn down £20m, that's a whopping amount of cash. And I'm sure you can find a replacement for cheaper. Up to you though.

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    We'll I don't need the money, like I said. And looking at Hudson he'll be impossible to replace right away. He's really class. I can find similar players, but noone with such good mental abilities. He also just signed a new 5 year contracts and wants to stay. So I decided to reject the offer in the end. He's not gonna get worth any less in a year or two. I need to keep the best players if I'm gonna beat Lyon, and especially those few that wants to stay.

    I'm done with the transfer window, but I dont think I'll have time to update tonight. We're through to the Champions League group stage aswell. More on that when I got the time to. Probably not untill tomorrow evening.

    TaylorB - There's stiff competition for the MC places in the team, but I will deffinatly give him some cup-games. He's 18 now so started training with the first-team. Already started improving faster.

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    Nocerina - Serie C2/B 2010/2011

    Annoyed that I didn't get promoted this year as i finished 2nd in the league and lost out in the playoff final 3-2 to Juve Stabia. The cup was terrible and i went out in the first round. My best player wants to leave so hopefully I can get a good amount of money for him. The bank balance is at 110k in the black.

    League - Lost in Playoff Final 3-2
    Serie C Cup: First Round

    Key Players

    Pasquale Gozzi - Came through the Youth Academy this year and has performed very well

    Remo Morelli - He has improved immensely.Got his first u21 cap for Italy and was the leagues top goalscorer but he wants to leave to a bigger club.

    Matteo De Rossi - Played him at CB this year and got the highest rating in the team

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    Last edited by AdamFitz; 22-06-2009 at 20:10.

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    i think at baleares are playable at the beginning....so not eligible to play.
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    Baskonia are really really bad. Second time they have been promoted, first time 2 years ago they were in 2B1 and got 2 points (yes, 2 points from 38 games ) and conceded 110. This time 4 games, no goals, 16 goals against and then I go to their place and do this . Not happy they scored their first goal of the season against me . They are Bilbao's 3rd team and basically have no real players, not too sure how they managed to come up into this division especially as Bilbao's reserve team got relegated last year.

    5 games gone and we are top and 3 of those matches have been away and won which is pleasing. Only played Palencia out of the good sides though.

    EDIT: Baskonia's next match. That is a Real Sociedad B team that had also lost their first 5 matches of the season!
    EDIT2: And the one after that!! Now 8 games gone, 47 conceded, think they will beat the 110 from 2 years back.
    Last edited by ghostwriter; 21-06-2009 at 18:26. Reason: to laugh more at Baskonia

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    Nope, it says they won one of those groups at the start, and I can't find them in the season before.

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    hmm, they were 2B3 in 2008-09 in my game. then moved to 2B2 the season after.

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    That's unusual :S I'll have a look.

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    Oh for god's sake, I have to start again, stupid me. -_-

    Won 6 out of 6 in pre-season aswell *facepalm*
    Last edited by AdamFitz; 21-06-2009 at 18:43.

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    haha, just played one of the relegated sides and their gk scored 2 own goals . don't think i had ever even seen 1 gk own goal before that match.

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    Best one I have seen was the GK cleared it it bounced off one of their defenders deflected across the goal hit another and into the net...hehe

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    First pre-season friendly against a team in Liga Vitalis who are predicted first. Promotion anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostwriter View Post
    haha, just played one of the relegated sides and their gk scored 2 own goals . don't think i had ever even seen 1 gk own goal before that match.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    Best one I have seen was the GK cleared it it bounced off one of their defenders deflected across the goal hit another and into the net...hehe
    In one of my first dafuge save seasons, in a playoff final (or semi-final 2nd leg, just know it ended my promotion hopes) my GK scored an injury time OG when a shot hit the post, rebounded onto the back of his head and in. I believe I was heard to say "how unfortunate" or something similar

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    Well after a day off from this game (I was at the Twenty20 final yesterday) I'm back. It's weird, I'm about to start a new season, and Casisa is not part of the squad for the first game of the season. He's been such a huge part of the team, I'm quite worried about him being missing.

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    Oh and my most embarrassing GK OG - my defender dashes back to clear the ball off the line, controls it - clears it, straight into the back of my GK and the ball dribbles back into the goal.

    EDIT- really frustrating. Basically the same team as last season, but this season we are rubbish.
    Last edited by PRDH; 22-06-2009 at 17:28.

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    Nocerina - Serie C2/B 2011/2012

    We did what was expected this year and that was to win the league and we did it easy. Especially in the latter stage of the season with results like this.
    We were also the best team in Serie C2 by winning the super cup. We were entered into the Italian Cup this year but were put out by a Serie B team in the first round. I will have to find a replacement for my best player, Remo Morelli as he wouldn't sign a contract and went to Modena in Serie B. The finances are at 177k

    League
    C2 Super Cup
    Italian Cup: Lost in 1st qualifying round
    Serie C Cup: Lost in 2nd round

    Key Players

    Remo Morelli
    - His best season yet, winning top goalscorer with 33 in 34 games and winning player of the year. but he would'nt sign a new contract and was signed on a free by Modena

    Aldo Barbera - Came through my youth in the first season and I didnt play him much until now. was very good with Morelli up front.

    Pasquale Gozzi - Was solid again this year at Right Back.

    Federico Rizzi
    - A new signing, a bit old but was good as i needed a decent attacking left back.

    Alessandro Triola - A new signing and has performed very well.

    Daniele Sciaudone - Same as above

    Matteo De Rossi - My young Captain was excellent as always

    Youth Intake
    Enrico Brustolin - he played alright in the games he started in and can definately improve.

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    Congrats on promotion greenwhitearmy.

    Looks like it was a fair easy run to the league championship.


    Nice big win over Prato as well!


    Disappointing to hear about Morelli being snatched from you, you managed to get anyone decent to replace him?

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    Messina Season Review - Summary 2010/11 - Serie C1B


    League Season

    So it came down to the 2nd leg of the Playoff Final. I had beaten Ternana in the Playoff Semis, winning 3-3 on agg through have a better league record. The 1st leg of the final against Avellino finished 0-0 at my place, leaving me 90 or 120 minutes to get a winner and gain promotion.

    Alas the game didn't go my way and I went down to a 0-2 defeat, meaning my players had been denied promotion at the last... another season in Serie C1B would be my fate!! Hopefully though with a summer of strengthening I should be able to go one better than the season just gone.



    League Table

    League Table Graph

    As you can see from the graph, once the league settled itself out I stayed in pretty much the same position for the whole season. I suppose it's only fair that the top 2 for the whole season got promoted.


    The season summary screen stated that Messina were the overachievers of the league, which is nice to note. I would much have preferred Messina to have been listed on the promotion row instead though.



    Manager of the Season

    I came in 3rd place, behind the managers who's teams finished 1st and 2nd.



    Player Stats

    Only Montesin, Aitor & Drissa Diarra did things of significant note to make the overview page.



    Player of the Season

    Team of the Season

    Good work from Montesin, my only squad player to make the best Eleven of the League.



    Transfer Summary

    As I cast my eyes back over my 2nd season, you can see that I expanded the squad from my 1st season in Serie C2C, which was necessary as my squad was quite thin. There were no real 'dud' signings, although some were certainly better than others. Rolando Schiavi & Guiseppe Di Masi were merely no more than fringe squad players (DC & GK respectively), whilst others were more for the future (Ibba for example).



    Finances

    My finances received a huge boost thanks to the playoffs - even though I didn't win! With 24,064 attending the Playoff Final 1st leg at my ground, approx 17-18k more than usual, in the space of the Semi Final and Final home legs I increased my gate receipts by about 250k in games!!!

    I now have a bank balance of £800k, after making a profit of £330k during the season.





    Starting Eleven

    The eagle eyed among you may notice that I only have 1 striker and 5 midfielders. I normally play 4-4-2, but as only 1 striker was worth mentionning, I went with the 5th midfielder who played a lot as well.


    GK: Gabriele Bartoletti
    Another successful season for the keeper. Conceded a few more than last season but that was always to be expected. Clubs are interested in him though, so may try and make a few quid if I can get a decent replacement in for him. However, with Masi leaving on a free this summer as well, I will need to get someone in before he leaves.


    DR: Shadi Ghosheh
    The Tunisian right back had another solid season. Better going forward than back, I started to consider not playing him when playing away to the big teams in the league. Questions remain looking into the future.


    DC: Federico Viviani
    A remnant from last season, had another decent season at centre back. May try and find a better centre back to go with Periera for next season though.


    DC: Rodrigo Frank Pereira
    One of my best summer signings, did a cracking job at the back, holding the team Together. Daniel Morales was my captain for my 1st season and this season, but he hardly played at all and I've decided to let him go, which means Pereira is prime choice to be captain for the forthcoming season.


    DL: Angel
    Was my 2nd choice left back at the start of the season, but has overtaken Lombardi as my 1st choice. Whether he will still be my 1st choice after some transfer window shopping remains to be seen. Still plays for the Spanish U19 team, one for the future.


    MR: Luca Nizzetto
    Last season he played really well in the centre of midfielder for me. This season, I could recruit better centre mids which meant he could move out to the right wing which is his natural position. The result - a cracking season, combining several times with Aitor to set up / score goals. One of my better players of the season.


    MC: Guiliano Giannichedda
    Bought at the end of the transfer window, the ageing ex-international didn't let me down. A solid season by him, adding some experience in the middle of the park. However, I'm planning to make my squad younger over the summer and he may be found needing a new club.


    MC: Drissa Diarra
    A free signing in December, although he currently play until I sort out my squad registration numbers in January, the attacking midfielder joined forces with Giannichedda and they became a dominant force in midfield for my team. Will be useful next season as I strive for promotion.


    MC: Mirko Guadalupi
    Started off as my key centre mid man with Giannichedda, but Drissa overtook him and I started to play him on the left wing on occasions. Will be more useful this season as I start to use the aging Montesin as an impact winger in the 2nd half.


    ML: Montesin
    Another great season for the Qatar national, but I can foresee his decline coming soon. Still, I can always rely on him to whip in a cracking corner or freekick when needed and to be voted runner up in the Player of the Season award is a tremendous effort.


    ST: Aitor
    My star striker, (partly because my other strikers were quite poor). He was the only one to get over 10 goals for the side this season and was a constant threat, getting a few assists as well. However, the vultures are looming and he is starting to crave playing on the bigger stage. He is contracted for 3 more seasons and I'm hopefully I can deter his ambition for a further season - after that I may have to let him go if I don't get promotion. Either way, I'm going to make sure he has a 50% sell on clause!!



    Best of the Rest

    Luigi Cardani
    The best person to come out of my youth academy from the June 2010, Luigi didn't really play for us this season, but he is definitely one for the future. I think I will look to loan him out next season so he can get regular 1st team football.


    Raffaele Imparato
    One of my better summer signings, the utility defender did a good job whether I played him on the right or in the centre. Not worried if I get an injury at the back as he is decent cover.


    Eugene Sankey
    My one winter transfer signing, his 2nd nationality as an Italian and his contract on a rolling basis meant I could snap this lad up for free. One for the future.


    Ruben Barberini
    Brought in last summer on a freebie with the plan for him to be 'one for the future' at the start of the season. However, his development made me start to play him towards the end of the season as suspensions and injuries became more notable. Hopefully he will continue to improve for the next few seasons and will be a solid midfielder along with Sankey.



    Review of Last Summers Aims

    1. Shopping List:

    - A centre back Yes
    - A right back Yes
    - An all round centre mid Yes - well bought a few
    - Backup left winger (one who can use their left foot ideally) Yes-ish


    2. Try to prevent Aitor leaving. Yes


    3. Get in a couple of youngsters to increase the squad size without breaking the squad age restrictions. Yes

    Aims for next season

    1. Keep Aitor.

    2. Get promotion

    3. Buy a decent strike partner for Aitor.

    4. New left back.

    5. New centre back.


    Record of achievement

    2009/10
    Code:
    Season     League       Position         Analysis         Serie C2 Cup    Italian Cup    Player of season  
    
    2009/10   Serie C2c    2nd - 69pts  Playoff Promotion       2nd round         N/A             Montesin
    2010/11   Serie C1b    3rd - 63pts  Playoff Final defeat    2nd round     2nd qual round      Montesin

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    Exciting news coming out of Domegliara Stadium. There are rumours circulating that following his team's less than impressive start to the season the Domes' manager is rebuilding his tactical system to hopefully sort out these problems. What's the betting it all fails horribly?!

    [edit] - first game after tactic overhaul was against Inter (H). I was not hopeful, new tactics that the team have not got used to, against the team in first place, unbeaten. Well, I took the lead in the 30th minute through Bent Hansen (who, incidentally, has taken up Italian citizenship and wants to play for Italy). They equalised in the 60th and Dinu popped up in the 91st minute to nod home the winner. I might stick with these tactics for a bit!
    Last edited by PRDH; 22-06-2009 at 19:52.

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    AdamFitz - I don't want to sound like an arse, but, it is usual to post screenshots as direct links to the picture rather than directly into the thread, it ends up meaning there is a long way to travel down the thread, and slows loading speeds.

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    Default Re: JoseRR's FM09 Big Euro Nation Challenge!

    Ah sorry mate, I'll edit it now.

    Btw if you can start in Holland, anyone know the start date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamFitz View Post
    Ah sorry mate, I'll edit it now.

    Btw if you can start in Holland, anyone know the start date?
    No problem, it didn't really matter with that one, but once you get into the updates, it could all go horribly wrong.

    I don't know. It would just be after the end of the season as there's no relegation there, I think.

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    Yeah well I'll definitely be FC Eindhoven as they finished bottom, I'll just wait until it resets.

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    FC Eindhoven - Profile

    Aims:


    1. Finish above 15th
    2. Fix our finances
    3. Get a good feeder club whom gives good money to us


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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamFitz View Post
    FC Eindhoven - Profile

    Aims:


    1. Finish above 15th
    2. Fix our finances
    3. Get a good feeder club whom gives good money to us

    It's amazing, has anyone told you before, you look uncannily like Terry Venables.

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    Default Re: JoseRR's FM09 Big Euro Nation Challenge!

    Yeah let's go with that...

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    managed to squeeze past PSV to make the CL quarter finals. Our opponents??? Panathianikos. Could have been A LOT worse...

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    Oh god, nearly 1m in debt, really need to sort this out...

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    My experience in Holland was a short one, Adam Fritz. FC Omniworld isn't the best team to start. I quit after 3 months with them. Started US$3 million in the black, and ended up in the red. High wages, and no one wants your players. Not advisable to start in Holland.

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    So the season has come to a close and Sachsen Leipzig players have won the following awards :

    Marquinhos - German Footballer of the year
    Marquinhos - Second in German Goal of the Season
    Jochen Stachel - German Players' Midfielder of the year
    Gustavo Cabral and Marquinhos were selected in the German first division team of the year.

    End of season report will follow later tomorrow, and any predictions about the club's final league position are welcome

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    Nice work el sid, and I say 3rd in Germany. I just managed to hand out a thrashing in my 4th round Qualifying for UEFA Cup 11-0 on Aggregate.

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    Wow Panathinaikos in the semis is very promising for you rlipscombe

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    Default Re: JoseRR's FM09 Big Euro Nation Challenge!

    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Wow Panathinaikos in the semis is very promising for you rlipscombe
    we've actually got them in the quarters but it gives us a chance of a semi-final spot. going to need to grab this opportuinity as it'll not be CL football next season at this rate......

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    My experience in Holland was a short one, Adam Fritz. FC Omniworld isn't the best team to start. I quit after 3 months with them. Started US$3 million in the black, and ended up in the red. High wages, and no one wants your players. Not advisable to start in Holland.
    It's Fitz

    And FC Eindhoven have suprised me, we won our first 4 games, including a 2-1 win away to recently relegated Utrecht, which was fantastic. The next few games were a bit poorer but I'm proud

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    My chief scout has just been assigned an arduous task. He's basically visiting all corners of the world to scout those youngsters who have made it into their respective international set-ups with the hope of unearthing the next superstar.

    [edit] - just had a particularly filthy game against my parent club Genoa - 10 yellow cards and 2 red cards in all, and also 2 goals each.

    [edit] - It's January and Castelli (see above) has left, like so many others to join A.C. Milan in a £32M deal.
    Last edited by PRDH; 23-06-2009 at 18:31.

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    Real S.D. Alcalá - Spanish LIGA adelante 2013/14

    Transfers - Another quiet season. Our semi-professional status and the wages that go with it limits the players willing to sign for us.

    Raúl (MC) - Another MC but he's young and the scouts reckon he has a chance. Actual money changed hands for him as I splashed out 35k.
    Enrique (MC) - Yet another MC but he proved his worth with 12 assists in his debut season.

    Spanish LIGA adelante
    Predicted: 22nd | Final Position: 7th | Graph
    It was an up and down start to the season as we were excellent at home but awful away. Playing a lot of the top teams didn't help but a run of games against relegation candidates in November allowed us chalk up 7 stright wins and suddenly we were in 4th, although I was still checking how many points we were ahead of the relegation places rather than how far off the top.
    Out winning streak couldn't last but even after we lost a game our form remained decent and we settled into the 6th-7th zone for the rest of the season, slipping to 7th with some poor results in the last 3 games. Considering we were predicted dead last it was a great season.

    Spanish Cup - 2nd Rnd - Poor again.

    Other News
    Finances - Made a very healthy profit each month. The board also decided to make the club a professional one which should help when signing players, scouting etc.

    Club Records

    Stars
    Ramón (MC) - Fantastic first half of the season, brutal second half with just a couple of assists after Christmas.
    Ángel (AML) - Excellent season down the left flank as he terrorized fullbacks and scored 8 cutting in from the wing.
    Jacobo Patiño (AMR) A fantastic season as he laid on 14 goals for his teammates. Plenty of time to improve too. Was voted FPOTY for his efforts.

    Youth Watch
    Summer 2010 - Juan Antonio (ST) | Initial Profile | Current Profile - Had an absolute shocker for the first few moths of the season as he was injured and when fit just could not score. But 4 goals in a game in February and suddenly he was on fire taking his tally from 1 goal to 18 in the remaining 12 games he played a part in. Also called up to the Spanish U-19's where he did well.
    Summer 2012 - Leandro Gutiérrez (MC) | Initial Profile | Current Profile - Moved to the senior squad he has stiff competition for the MC positions. Did ok when called upon.

    Best Eleven: Season | Overall

    Real S.D. Alcalá Trophy Room
    Second Division B1 x 2 - 2011/12, 2012/13

    Career History
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    _________________________________________________________________________________________________
    2009/10  Second Division B1  7th    N/A         N/A            None
    2010/11  Second Division B1  2nd    1st Rnd     N/A            None
    2011/12  Second Division B1  1st    4th Rnd     N/A            Second Division B1 Champions
    2012/13  Second Division B1  1st    2nd Rnd     N/A            Second Division B1 Champions, Promoted
    2013/14  LIGA adelante       7th    2nd Rnd     N/A            None
    Next Season...
    Since we've turned pro the plan is to strengthen the squad and prepare for an assault on the promotion places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamFitz View Post
    It's Fitz

    And FC Eindhoven have suprised me, we won our first 4 games, including a 2-1 win away to recently relegated Utrecht, which was fantastic. The next few games were a bit poorer but I'm proud
    My mistake. I'm tired everyday it seems.

    Nice work daemonic on your league position and turning pro.

    Finished up another season at Real Oviedo, and it's the closest I've been to 1st place...I'll post it soon.

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    Casisa is closing in on a return to training 3-5 weeks.

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    Once again, posting this so in case I don't finish my season update, I don't have to go back to page 43 to find it.

    2022-2023 Real Oviedo S.A.D. (Season 14)


    Media Prediction: 3rd
    Finishing Position: 2nd
    Spanish Cup: Lost in Final to Barcelona
    Champions League: Group Stage Knockout Rounds

    Squad

    Squad 1

    Squad 2

    Transfers

    Transfers

    Gilvan transfer didn't really work out...

    Future Transfers

    Jesus moves to Zaragoza while I get Andres Perlaza from MLS side Columbus Crew.

    Key Players

    GK - Raul Perez Rodriguez

    DR - Luis

    DL/DC - Javier YP4

    DM - Krisztian Lukacsi

    MC - Colin Welch

    MC - Jurgen Schmadtke

    ST - Matias Rodriguez

    ST - Riccardo Villa

    ST - Roberto Perrone

    Finances

    Finances

    Awards
    • Roberto Perrone - LIGA BBVA Top Goalscorer - 2nd place
    • Colin Welch - Spanish League Player of the Year - 3rd place
    • Raul Perez Rodriguez - LIGA BBVA Goalkeeper of the Year - 3rd place
    • me - Spanish Manager of the Year - 3rd place
    • Javier YP4 and Colin Welch - LIGA BBVA Team of the Season

    Club Information

    Affiliations

    Information

    Stadium/Facilities


    Goals for the next year
    • challenge for 1st
    • Champions League Quarter Finals again at least

    Domestic League
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    Season       Team          League                   Finished  Notes
    2009-2010    Real Oviedo   Spanish 2nd Division B1      11th  
    2010-2011    Real Oviedo   Spanish 2nd Division B1       2nd  Promotion
    2011-2012    Real Oviedo   LIGA adelante                10th
    2012-2013    Real Oviedo   LIGA adelante                 5th
    2013-2014    Real Oviedo   LIGA adelante                 3rd  Promotion  
    2014-2015    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                    14th
    2015-2016    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     8th
    2016-2017    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                    13th
    2017-2018    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     3rd  Qualified for UCL  
    2018-2019    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     4th  Qualified for UCL
    2019-2020    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     4th  Qualified for UCL
    2020-2021    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     4th  Qualified for UCL
    2021-2022    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     2nd  Qualified for UCL
    2022-2023    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     2nd  Qualified for UCL
    Champions League

    Code:
    Season       Qualifying          Group Stage                         Finished
    2018-2019           N/A              Group H       Lost in 1st Knockout Round
    2019-2020       Winners              Group E       Lost in 1st Knockout Round
    2020-2021       Winners              Group E       Lost in 1st Knockout Round
    2021-2022       Winners              Group F       Lost in Group Stage
    2022-2023           N/A              Group B       Lost in Quarter Final


    Europa League

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    2021-2022           N/A                  N/A    Lost in Semi Final

    European Club Rankings


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    2017-2018       95th             N/A                  N/A
    2018-2019       70th             +25               41.802
    2019-2020       53rd             +17               53.110
    2020-2021       37th             +16               69.451
    2021-2022       21st             +16               91.039
    2022-2023       17th             +4               108.365              

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    2023-2024 Real Oviedo S.A.D. (Season 15)

    Media Prediction: 3rd
    Finishing Position: 2nd
    Spanish Cup: Lost in 5th Round to Barcelona
    Champions League: Group C Knockout Rounds

    Squad

    Squad 1

    Squad 2

    Transfers

    Transfers

    New arrivals include Andres Perlaza, Francisco Javier Jaka, Peter Bengtsson, Roberto Goni, and Shinya Yamazaki. Notables leaving are ST Jesus, MC Antonio Guillen YP3, backup GK Ozan, and DR David.

    Future Transfers

    Jose Nicolau and Martin Benic will join Real Oviedo on Canada Day.

    Key Players

    GK - Raul Perez Rodriguez

    DR - Roberto Goni

    DL/DC - Javier YP4

    DM - Krisztian Lukacsi

    MC - Peter Bengtsson

    MC - Colin Welch

    ST - Matias Rodriguez

    ST - Riccardo Villa

    ST - Roberto Perrone

    Finances

    Finances

    Awards
    • Roberto Perrone - LIGA BBVA Top Goalscorer - 2nd place
    • Raul Perez Rodriguez - LIGA BBVA Goalkeeper of the Year - 1st place
    • Raul Perez Rodriguez, Roberto Perrone, Javier YP4 - LIGA BBVA Team of the Season
    • RECORD: 44 Games without Losing

    Club Information

    Affiliations 1

    Affiliations 2

    Overview

    Stadium/Facilities

    Scouting Knowledge

    Goals for the next year
    • less draws and win the league
    • Champions League Quarter Finals at least

    Domestic League
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    Season       Team          League                   Finished  Notes
    2009-2010    Real Oviedo   Spanish 2nd Division B1      11th  
    2010-2011    Real Oviedo   Spanish 2nd Division B1       2nd  Promotion
    2011-2012    Real Oviedo   LIGA adelante                10th
    2012-2013    Real Oviedo   LIGA adelante                 5th
    2013-2014    Real Oviedo   LIGA adelante                 3rd  Promotion  
    2014-2015    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                    14th
    2015-2016    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     8th
    2016-2017    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                    13th
    2017-2018    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     3rd  Qualified for UCL  
    2018-2019    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     4th  Qualified for UCL
    2019-2020    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     4th  Qualified for UCL
    2020-2021    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     4th  Qualified for UCL
    2021-2022    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     2nd  Qualified for UCL
    2022-2023    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     2nd  Qualified for UCL
    2023-2024    Real Oviedo   LIGA BBVA                     2nd  Qualified for UCL
    Champions League



    Europa League

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    Season       Qualifying          Group Stage    Finished
    2021-2022           N/A                  N/A    Lost in Semi Final

    European Club Rankings


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    2017-2018       95th             N/A                  N/A
    2018-2019       70th             +25               41.802
    2019-2020       53rd             +17               53.110
    2020-2021       37th             +16               69.451
    2021-2022       21st             +16               91.039
    2022-2023       17th             +4               108.365
    2023-2024       14th             +3               111.166      
    And still the 3rd richest club in the world, behind R. Madrid ($2.5 billion), and Barcelona ($1.02 billion). Arsenal are in 4th ($480 million), Man Utd are 5th ($461 million).
    Last edited by rancer890; 24-06-2009 at 02:59.

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    Barca really wants to win the league...I've had offers from them for Luis (which I sold for US$37 million), Perrone (US$64 million, rejected), and Javier (US$113 million, rejected). I'm not selling Perrone or Javier because I can't find a replacement for them, and they will stay at Real Oviedo as long as I'm manager.

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    WOW Rancer soo close, I really think if anyone can beat Iacovone to the title it is going to be someone in Spain. I just cannot see myself managing it yet, in 2025/26 now so I have 2-3 seasons to complete it, but still haven't even competed in the Champions League, even if I am in the top 21 teams in Europe already, and that is with two crap seasons at the start of my Coefficient. A Quarter Final Euro Cup this season puts me to about 15th haha.

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    FC Eindhoven - 2009/10 (Season 1)

    Media Prediction: 19th
    Finishing Position: 9th
    Dutch Cup: Lost in 3rd Round to AZ 6-1

    Team
    Injuries prevented me from succeeding with these guys to be honest, I had about 6 at one stage and we were struggling to win.
    Transfers
    Did all I could really, my finances were awful and had to help them a bit, the 300k didn't do much good though.

    Topscorer: Prince Asubonteng (10)
    Player of the Year: Sjors Paridaans

    Aims:

    1. Finish above 15th - 9th, We did do so, but I still think we could've done better.
    2. Fix our finances - No, It was almost impossible to do this.
    3. Get a good parent club whom gives good money to us - Slightly, Got rid of PSV and took Willem II who give us about 40k a year, better than PSV, although it's not much.

    Domestic League:
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    Season       Team             League         Finished  
    2009-2010    FC Eindhoven    Eerste Divisie     9th
    2010-2011    FC Eindhoven    Eerste Divisie     9th
    Last edited by AdamFitz; 01-07-2009 at 14:57.

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    unlucky rancer - very close. can't be far from making the breakthrough now surely.

    adamfitz - solid 1st season there. hopefully you can build on that a little going forward.

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    AC Milan are idiots - they spend £32.5M buying Castelli off me, and then don't register him! Could they not have let me keep him, though admittedly our form has picked up since he left, which is odd, as he's one of the best players in the world.

    [edit] - so close rancer! Next season it could well be yours!

    Solid start there AdamFitz, definitely something to build on for next season.
    Last edited by PRDH; 24-06-2009 at 09:04.

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    I live and die on my offense. I need a striker to compliment Perrone. I don't mind selling Villa or Rodriguez (or both). I'll just promote YP14 or YP14A to the senior team. If I cut down on the draws, I will win La Liga, simple as that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    I live and die on my offense. I need a striker to compliment Perrone. I don't mind selling Villa or Rodriguez (or both). I'll just promote YP14 or YP14A to the senior team. If I cut down on the draws, I will win La Liga, simple as that...
    bold statement!!

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    Problem is that I have some striker targets in mind but I need to sell Villa and/or Rodriguez first to get the money. (I want to balance the books this year, which means a minimum 25 million profit or so as shareholders take around that amount of my balance.)

    My ass man organized a tour of Portugal this year.

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    August 1: at Rio Ave
    August 4: at Leixoes
    August 7: at Vit. Setubal

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    Real Oviedo are through to the CL Semi-Finals..... a 3-1 away win in Greece was followed by a 3-1 home win. just need to wait to see who i draw now... (my prediction is AC Milan)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlipscombe View Post
    Real Oviedo are through to the CL Semi-Finals..... a 3-1 away win in Greece was followed by a 3-1 home win. just need to wait to see who i draw now... (my prediction is AC Milan)
    it's AC Milan as predicted. Arsenal play Barcelona in the other game.

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    My team and Genoa really do not get along. You may remember last time there were 10 yellows and two red, just played them and there were 7 more yellow cards dished out.

    [edit] - Pastore has just played his 200th league game for Domegliara and celebrated it by scoring twice - unfortunately in a losing cause, but good effort anyway from the youngster.
    Last edited by PRDH; 24-06-2009 at 22:52.

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    2024 Friendlies

    July 28: at Numancia (1-0)
    July 30: at Vit. Guimaraes (3-0)
    August 1: at Rio Ave (1-0)
    August 4: at Leixoes (1-0)
    August 7: at Vit. Setubal (4-0)
    August 11: at Tokyo Metro Feliz (3-1)

    Now it's time for the real games.

    Although I haven't bought anyone after July 1st...

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    good luck rancer.

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    100th goal for Pastore.

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