Life in the Bundesliga is tough 6 points in 8 games and sitting in the relegation zone
Well my Preseason is over, results were:
vs Lixa 2:0
at AC Viseu 1:0
vs Dortmund 0:2
vs Charleloi 3:1
at Alverca 3:0
vs Arsenal 0:3 (Three goals in 11mins led by Fabergas, I dominated the rest of the game)
at Alaves 7:2
at Imortal 5:0
I am pretty happy with those games, up next I will be facing Rosenborg (NOR) in the 4th Qual Round of the Euro Cup. I am favourite to win, and this takes me into the group stage, where with a good draw I think I now have the team to qualify. The biggest name signing is an experienced Centre-back to give me some influence, and a back-up to Mendes & Tarasenko. I signed Steven Taylor (Formerly of Newcastle).
7 points in 9 now Fought out a 4-4 draw against the other relegation team
I'm conceding too many goals in a similar way. The opposition striker smashes a long shot straight at my keeper, who in somewhere in the middle of the box and saves it, but somehow never catches it and the rebound never goes straight back as it should but rather goes diagonally to one of the opposition's wingers who now have an empty net to aim at
Casale - Italian Serie C/1A, 2013/14 (Sseason 5)
Serie C/1A - Take 2, Action
League | Positions
After our pathetic attempt 2 seasons ago, which saw us relegated, my main goal this time around was to stay up. In the end, we never looked like going down. Just like last season, we were jumping between 6th-12th most of the season before making a terrific late run, which saw us lose only 1 league game after January. The game was against Guilianova, and it was our 2nd last game. Victory would've seen us go through to the promotion playoffs, but Guilianova held strong in front of their home fans with a 1-0 result. In the end, I am happy on our effort, but in order to go up the divisions, we have A LOT of work to do, especially in defence.
Horrible. Not even our sponsorship could save us this season.
Transfers | Transfer Centre
Not much to report on, the signing coming in is the central mid we had on loan this season/
Quite a good campaign that saw us lose out to Serie B club Cesena 3-2 after extra time in the 2nd Qualifying Round.
Serie C Cup
3rd Round (Groups)
A great campaign saw us make the semis, losing out to Spal 3-2 on aggregate. We had our revenge, beating them 4-1 in the league 7 day later
Jordy Briels - Another great season, led the midfield by example.
Dani Rado - Is getting on in years, but is still playing extremely well for the club.
Juilo Viola - Stunning season. Won Serie C/1A Top Goalscorer. Dominated the left side.
Massimo Carella - His last season for the club after Perugia won the co-ownership battle. He will be missed.
Christian Gambini - The newest striker had a decent season. If he wasn't injured so much, he might've been the difference between a draw and a win.
Club Overview | Facilities
The Story So Far...
Casale Trophy CabinetCode:
Serie C/2A - 2010/11
With a finishing of 8?Juilo Viola - Stunning season. Won Serie C/1A Top Goalscorer. Dominated the left side.
Yep. Well 8 goals were penalties...
Haven't posted in here for a good couple of days now. We've changed our internet service provider and i've been without the internet for two days, but all is back to normal now
It's amazing how quickly this thread moves. Lots of lovely updates to get through now. Going to have a read out in the sun
my league form to date is really frustrating. the problem is a lack of goals. defensively we're still solid it's just the goals are drying. we're dominating most games but can't put the ball away. Dixon FINALLY ended his goal drought of 736 minutes with a brace in my last game but been far too long. The injuries certainly haven't helped. i only selected 5 strikers in my squad this season and this hasn't helped. We only had 2 strikers fit in one spell.
What makes it worse is that our CL form is 3-1-0 having drawn away at Inter, beaten Leverkusen at home and beaten Standard Liege both home and away. a point in final two games will see us qualify.
d-machine - great first season back in C1 - hopefully you can bridge the gap next season.
Des - is Steven Taylor still any good?? fairly big-name signing that for 'little old' Fafe.....
Say hello too the new manager of Real Balompédica Linense in Spains Second Div B4
BTW anyone knows how too make the link Manager Profile just that. Not like the link just says Manager Profile and you click and see the picture
Last edited by bjoggi33; 02-06-2009 at 19:46.
Oviedo 2012-2013 Update
Well on the way too promotion just need to sustain it recently gave Getafe a hiding at there place.
Enjoying the updates Des keep it up
I always hate when you have the striker droughts, If one of my star strikers isn't scoring I am a sucker for punishment and keep playing them going "Oh he will get one soon"
bjoggi - just wrap [url=....]Manager Profile[/ url]
all you need to change is:
1) replace the ......'s with the web address of the image
2) close the spaces in the second url within brackets
3) whatever you write between the two url's in brackets is what the clickable writing will be that takes you to the image
Hope that's not worded too terribly
Thank you very much! Now i can write an uptade.
Real Balompédica Linense 2009/10
Well the friendlys are done and the season is almost starting! I bought a fair few players too strenght the squad
Linense 0-4 Cádiz. Not much that i can say, Cádiz are a much better side. But im fairly happy becouse they play in Liga Adelente!
Linense 0-3 Hercules Same as above
Linense 1-6 Murcia They dominated
Linense 6-0 Toledo 28 shots 15 on target against they're 4 shots 0 on target
Linense 2-1 Ávila Dominated! Should won by a much bigger margin
Linense 0-0 Córdoba Very happy couse they are a Liga Adelente side. Mid-table
Linense 3-0 Cerro Reyes They had 1 shot all game!. 76% Possesion
Linense 0-1 Pobla De Mafumet Was buch better than them.
Linense 1-0 Legánes Jorge Herrero scored a 30 yard screamer!
Linense 1-1 Levante Fairly happy.
Overall i'm pretty happy about the friendlies. Bring the league on!
Ezequiel Bought for 2K from Malaga. Done amazingly in the friendlies 5 games 1 goal 5 assist! Avg rating of 7.84
Paixao Got him for free. Played OK in the friendlies.
Grégory Cady Bought for free. Played Ok in friendlies avg rating of 6.82
Arturo Got him from free. 4 apps 2 conceded 2 clean sheets. Very good imo.
Thats it! Go easy on me. I'ts only my first update.
Will update when im done with something like 10-15 games
Goo dupdate Bjoggi
Ezequiel performed well for you in the friendlies. I'm guessing your playing him as an attacking midfielder due to his decent tally of 5 assists in as many games?
Oh, and good luck for the season
Thanks. I play him in a attacking 4-4-2 where he cuts inside tries too score or pass on for others too score
Noo! Ezequiel has a twisted knee and will be out for 4 weeks.
Still won 3-2
solid start bjoggi33... good luck!
Also I got myself a new Feeder Club, Varzim (POR) who are in the Liga Vitalis just one level below me Nice place to send my young guns if they need a break :P
Keeping the Fafe
Euro Cup 2022/23
AD Fafe were facing off against Rosenburg of Norway (157th) in the Euro Cup 4th Qualifying Round.It was expected to be a close game from both ends and home and away could come down to the wire. I went into the game hopeful as always, but the first leg at home was to be a disappointment.
Fafe 1:2 Rosenburg (EC)
So I now had to travel to Norway and score at least two goals in beating Rosenburg away to be able to take the tie and make it to the group stages. I fired up at the boys and told them that anything less than a win was unacceptable. It seemed to pay off as they went nato on the opposition.
Rosenburg (3) 1:4 (5) Fafe (EC)
Marcel (2), Janssen, Radakovic
That victory qualified us for the Group Stage and automatically gained us 780k, putting us back into financial security, after the money from my chairman. Radakovic also stated that it was my words at halftime that inspired the team to turn the game around.
Ajax of Holland (33rd)
Leverkusen of Germany (67th)
Fafe of Portugal (87th)
PAOK of Greece (207th)
Well not the worst group, but I will need to beat Leverkusen to qualify.
I am hoping to live up to our odds as joint 4th or better is the only way to go. And as I said before, the Portugal U21s wanted my signature. Speaking of Signatures, here are my new signings:
Garcia was delighted with Taylor.
Capuano was to replace Tuncay as back-up GK.
Guerra is the new back-up to Di Giuseppe.
Taylor was signed as an old man to try and get some experience to help out the squad, first match he plays he makes the Liga Sagres Team of the Week.
Vass is the second oldie I signed, is a capable back-up, but will just be cover and some experience to help the youth.
Also Radakovic has started this season how he left off the last, 5 Games, 5 Goals, 2 Assists, 2 Man of Match for an Avg Rating of 7.46
Last edited by Lower Leagues Rule; 03-06-2009 at 07:47.
I like those signings Des
Capuano could have the potential to really become a good gk in a few years. Not too sure about Guerra but as you say he's back up. I'm delighted you brought some oldies in! If you can remember waaaaaay back I brought in a 35 year old Diego when I was in a similar position to you - on the cusp of breaking the top teams hold on the league. It worked too so hopefully the experience of Taylor and Vass will help out.
Great result in Norway too - you must have thought you were going out after the 1st leg? Radakovic continuing to be a legend
Iacovone - I was quite pleased with the back-ups I managed to get in, and the potential of Capuano should make him a replacement for Gresovnik in the future.
The result in Norway was a must, there is no way i could afford to lose and miss the group stages, I needed to make them as a minimum to get my ranking up further. And I did think I was going out. As a present I will also give you a glance at my Perfect start to the Euro Group, including AD Fafe's greatest ever result.
Fafe 3:1 PAOK (EC)
Radakovic (2), Rocha
This result was the only possibility here if I had any chance at qualifying.
Ajax 0:3 Fafe (EC)
Maradona, Radakovic (2)
I went in expecting them to control the park, and thought throw caution to the wind and go attacking to try and get a goal, in the end we came out with a huge Surprise win.
TableRadakovic has now played 9 games for 14 goals, 2 Assists, 5 MoM for 8.00 rating. He also was runner-up in the Player of the Month in September. Don't ask me how 3 goals is better than 5. Manager of the Month was yours truly, and the Goal of the Month saw Rocha come second.Code:Win Drw Lst For Agt G.D Pts Fafe 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6 Leverkusen 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 Ajax 1 0 1 2 3 -1 3 PAOK 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0
Edit: So much of a legend he even knows how to get injured. Injured for 5-7 days when we have a break of 18 days for the Oct International Window.
Last edited by Lower Leagues Rule; 03-06-2009 at 10:10.
My God Radakovic really is nothing but an unadulterated legend isn't he? 14 goals already and a stunning average rating of 8.00 at this stage is phenomenal. Just when you think he can't get any better...
ps. Damn fine result in Amsterdam
I know, he is just blowing me away every single game and he just gets better, he started with me as a 3 star with 4 star potential. He is now 5 & 5. I would say he is at a peak, but really he could still surprise me. And that result in Amsterdam blew me away.
Generally a lot of things blowing you away in Fafe then ! I expect Radakovic to make reference to this in the next installment of Fafe Moments Now (where is it by the way!? I'm hankering for another glimpse into behind-the-scenes life at Fafe !)
Des - what progress!!! great result against Rosenborg, and a decent Euro group to boot. Then to go and win at the Amsterdam Arena!! Congrats.
As for Radakovic, he's a legend. How much did you pay for him again? Also some good signings there. Taylor still looks class for an 'old man' and i like the look of Vass too. should both have brought some vital experience to the squad.
As for Real Oviedo, we started to see the green shoots of some sort of recovery last night.... Dixon got back to his best with 5 in my last 2 games and we were performing better. With the transfer window approaching in a month, i am tempted to invest in the popular word of the moment - EXPERIENCE. I think we just need that little experience to fuse with the young stars at the club. Having said that, i did spend £7.5m on 29 year-old Noir and i might as well have chucked it down the loo. massively disappointed so far with him.......
I'd kill for Radakovic in my Domegliara team. Hopefully by the time I get to the top I might have one!
My scouts are recommending way too many players from Turkey And almost all of them regens. Don't think even Germany have produced so many regens in the game so far.
Oh and mini update, half the Bundesliga season, that is 17 games, are done with and we are still battling relegation. However we are out of the relegation spots, for now Oh and we've scored more goals than 12 of the 18 teams in the league
Rlips - The group is even better once I beat Ajax away, I did lose away to Leverkusen, but that leaves me top on Goal Difference at the halfway point and I have to play both the top teams at home. Radakovic cost 400k back in 2017/18. Now worth 6.75m, not that I would ever sell him. And I am happy with Taylor & Vass who is the Hungarian Captain.
This experience thing is actually quite an interesting concept, the addition of 4 players did slow me down as I lost my first couple on the trot, but once they started to gel, then bang it was all on again.
PRDH - You should be able to find someone, remember I am 13/14 years into my hunt, and it took me 7 seasons to find him. He is the first consistent goalscorer I have had, and I nearly dumped him when he had an 8 goal season.
el sid - Yeah when Germany is loaded it produces a HUGE number of Turkish halfbreeds, and Turkish players in general. I noticed this when doing an experiment, it did baffle me. Good luck staying out of relegation
Bit of a while since I posted an update - mainly because I play FM at such a slow pace compared to the rest of you all, but I have progressed along from the end of August to the start of November now.
Messina, after romping through the group stage of the Serie C2 Cup, were up against Ancona away, a team 1 Division higher than them. We decided to go for the 4-1-4-1 approach and hope to sneak a result. We were dominated throughout the whole game, yet Ancona couldn't score - so Abate's goal early in the 1st half for us meant somehow Messina had got through the game and into the next round!
We face Alto Adige away, who were top of Serie C2A. Unfortunately despite taking the lead, 2 sloppy goals in the last 10 minutes meant that we went out of the cup - however the board were happy that we exceeded expectations.
Back in the league, our strong start has fallen away slightly. We are now 4th in the league, 5 points behind the leaders with 22 points from 12 games. The last couple of results have been draws / losses, mainly down to a string of injuries to our CBs and CMs, limiting my resources in those areas. However, my players are slowly all coming back to fitness and results should pick up in the run up to Xmas.
Montesin is still a legend, although he has been one of the injured players for the last couple of weeks.
Aitor, despite showing initial promise, has gone on a bit of a goal drought, but I am still optimistic he will turn good, he just needs a bit more time to settle in and now that I'm getting some players back he may start on the bench the odd game to give the lad a rest.
Well done PRDH on promotion in your first season.
LLR - that video is great, that site is awesome once you've played around with it for a bit.
There's over 2,7 million turks living in Germany, it's the biggest foreign ethnic group in the country (about 2,4% of the population). That's probably why there's so many half-turkish and turkish regens. Another example of something that's been implemented in FM and taken a bit out of proportion in my opinion. But at least they implemented it, even if the ratio might be a bit off.
The January transfer window was as quiet as expected for FC Mulhouse. Martial Riff accepted the offer from Benfica and left the club. Manager Tommi Helm was seen celebrating the deal which saw them get £5,75m over the next 18 months for a player that had been sidelined with injuries more than he'd played in his 3 year career at the club.
Helm is also said to be delighted that a deal has been made to bring Italian midfielder Luigi Roselli to Stade de l'Ill in the summer. The 19 year old might just be a replacement for Marek Sapara who's future at the club is uncertain after his refusal to sign a new contract. Roselli, who is thought to have great potential, is (like Sapara) especially adept at set-pieces.
In other news FC Mulhouse have beaten Le Mans Union Club 72 with a 2-1 scoreline at Stade de l'Ill. Rubén Rochina scored his 6th and 7th goal of the season in what was only his 12th start of the season. If he can continue the form he might prove to be the sollution to FC Mulhouses striking problems.
You'll all be pleased to hear that I am back playing. Problems sorted. Let's get on with the 15th game of the season!
Oh well a disappointing draw first back has seen me drop down to 5th. Should really have won the game, but never mind.
Back on form with a bizarre win. 2-0 down at half-time, told them what I thought of them, finished the game 4-2 up.
Four goals in one half of football had 'Il Nuovi Rossoneri' fans jumping, but more was to come, as the next game up the team came out in the same mood bagging five in the first half against Gallipoli. One more in the second half finished off a 6-0 thumping. And sent 'The Domes' into 2nd place.
theres an edit button :|
I know. But I hadn't refreshed the screen in between posts, so didn't know that no one else had posted. It's not like they're large either. But I'm sorry if it's upset you.
There's also an apostrophe button on your keyboard.
it didnt upset me but 4 posts in a row is a bit
Keeping the Fafe
European Cup 2022/23
Group Stage Update
So I already showed the results of my first two games against PAOK & Ajax, here they are again.
Fafe 3:1 PAOK
Ajax 0:3 Fafe
At this point we were comfortably leading the pack, next up was Leverkusen away, I have to say going into this game knowing that I had then played both my hard away games made me quite happy.
Leverkusen 2:0 Fafe
Now this game was a little disappointing, but really I cannot expect to win two tough away games in a row.
PAOK 0:0 Fafe
This game was nearly as disappointing as the last one, now I knew that to get home I needed to get at least a win and probably a draw as well in my two home games.
Fafe 3:2 Ajax
Janssen (2), Rocha
A tough game that went back and forward the whole way, but I backed up over Ajax to prove it was not a fluke in Amsterdam.
Fafe 3:2 Leverkusen
Radakovic (2), Marcel
The two strikers finally both clicked as we went back and forward in this game, knowing that all we needed was a draw and we would knock out Ajax that is what my target was.
Group J winners is a great position for us considering we were the third seed. Onwards and upwards, anything from here is a bonus, hence why the draw was a delight.
1st Knockout Round
Le Mans Union Club 72 (99th) vs AD Fafe (87th)
Pretty happy with that draw considering some of the teams in the round and who I could've been facing. Feeling sorry for Benfica. 2nd Round sees the winner of ours face the winner of Mallorca (131st) vs Zenit (33rd)
Quick League Update
Well the league is extremely tight almost at the halfway point. Porto are leading 5pts clear of second, but the next 4 teams, Sporting, Benfica, Fafe and Guimaraes are covered by only 2pts with Benfica vs Fafe delayed til January. Also Radakovic managed to make 3rd in the Player of the Month so he is right up there, same player won again and once more he performed worse than 2nd or 3rd.
Last edited by Lower Leagues Rule; 04-06-2009 at 09:21.
24 games into the Serie C1/B season and Il Nuovi Rossoneri sit in 1st place in the table. 10 games to go of the season, fingers crossed for a successful season.
Well I may be in trouble, I am about to lose Pantovic & Kiselev in one foul swoop as there are about 50 clubs interested in each of them and they won't extend their contracts at all. Thats my left back and right back.
Bad news all round. I just lost to second place, we've swapped places.
Would I be able to start this challenge even though I can't post screenshots?
Sorry M, but it is one of the rules of the challenge that there must be a minimum of League shots every season and a manager screenshot at the start. I may be voted down by the democracy we have been running, but see how it goes. Can't you trasnfer them across by USB stick to get them up?
No, is there any challenge where screenshots are not a required? Would like to start a challenge.
I cannot see how a challenge could be run properly and how anyone can believe any of your results if there is not a screenshot to show it, you need to prove what you are doing.
I would be truthful, btw well done with Fafe!
Sachsen Leipzig End of Season Report
After back to back promotions from the German Third Division, Sachsen Leipzig were welcomed to the Bundesliga with these horrible odds of staying in the League.
Their prediction was quite true as we were hanging around relegation for almost the entire first half of the season, till the winter break. Although we were scoring a lot of goals, I decided to take a chance and bought Marquinhos, the Palmeiras one, for 5.75 million (release clause). Sold around 4 players to fund this transfer And in his first ever league game for the club, this is what happened . And his good form continued as he ended the season 6 goals and 6 assists in 17 games with an average rating of 7.31.
The highest scorer was again Deniz Ilgin, this time jointly with Malte Metzelder, Christoph's brother, with just 8 goals each Will probably have to sell Deniz next season, as he is unhappy and wants to move on. I will sell him if I get good money.
Anyway, our decent form continued except a horrible 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Leverkusen, and we managed to finish the season at 11th. Quite an achievement for a team which was bound for relegation The League table.
The average attendance is only ~14000 although we have a 44000 capacity stadium (~38000 seated), so the club obviously don't have too many fans. The board has also accepted to upgrade my training and youth facilities. Finally, all scouting restrictions have been removed and I'm free to sign players from anywhere
Transfers for the season - Loads of new names in the team, so didn't help matters at the start of the season.
Finances page - Still going up, somehow.
Looking forward to another solid season in the Bundesliga next, hopefully with better talent in the team. Here's to a top half finish.
Last edited by el sid; 04-06-2009 at 10:59.
Just out of interest, why can't you take screenshots?
el sid - Congratulations. That's a great finish for your first season in the Bundesliga. Long may it continue.
great stuff that el sid - fantastic achievement..... Hopefully you can build on that now and draw in a few more fans.....
Des - congrats on europe - Le Mans is a good draw considering.. fingers crossed.
How fickle form can be. I've not won in 4 games now. 3 draws in a row, and I'm now 5 points behind 1st with 6 games to go. Looks like I'll have to face the play-offs. Normally I like to avoid them, but I'm hoping I can pick up my form for the closing stages.
EDIT: My stadium expansion has been completed. Not sure how it takes until 16th April to add 966 seats but never mind. Capacity is now a staggering 1986.
EDIT: And now I'm level on points at the top of the table, behind on results between teams! This is turning into a very strange season. 4 games to go. If I get more points than Grosseto I'm promoted, otherwise I'm looking almost certain for a playoff place. Tense times.
Last edited by PRDH; 04-06-2009 at 14:16. Reason: More news!
End of Season Update - Italy - Domegliara - Serie C1/B 2010/11 - Season 2
Well I went into this season hoping the squad would be good enough to survive and build for next season but a decent first few results showed that the step up in class wasn't that great and that I could maybe think about doing more than this. The media didn't agree, predicting a 16th place finish for the newly promoted 'Nuovi Rossoneri'. This season was far more of a challenge for the team than last season, but the star performers were fairly similar. As the season wore on it became increasingly obvious that the team could do something special and compete at the top of the table. With 4 games to go Grosseto and 'The Domes' sat level on points at the top of the table, with Grosseto at the top on results between the teams. Neither team were playing well and we both lost the first of the four, drawing the second. Then, with Il Nuovi Rossoneri grinding out a draw away at Cavese news came in that Grosseto had conceded a late goal, and had lost. The crowd celebrated. This meant that they went top going into the final game away at Gallipoli. Well, any thoughts of nerves were well and truly dispelled early on with two goals being scored in the first 10 minutes and five in the first half. The final score was 6-2, and the league belonged to Domegliara. It was a sustained challenge culminating in success.
I would also like to announce that the 'Can we play you every week' Award (which I've just made up) this season goes to Gallipoli. Two games, 12 goals scored and 2 conceded meaning that we truly would have loved to play them every single week.
Stars of the Season
Raffaello back on loan for a second season following his 13 goals in 15 starts last season. If anything he was even better this season, managing to rack up 15 goals and 16 assists in 28 starts. Also Casisa, the captain, was top of the pile again, leading by example and generally being a bit of a legend in the centre of the park
As for new additions - Borghese was pretty solid in the centre of defence, and Marchese was an excellent left back.
Hot Prospect Watch
Last season's youth team products who had at that stage got into the first team squad got no where near this time round. Instead, another youth product made his debut and became the youngest player in Domegliara history. Pier Luigi Farinelli looks like he has the potential to be a fairly good player and was extraordinarily prolific for the U-20 team. The question is, whether it will be at Domegliara, or elsewhere.
Again no real joy in either, making the second round of the Serie C Cup, and the 2nd Qualifying Round of the Italian Cup.
Serie C1 Super Cup
As a result of the win we went in to another Super Cup hoping to have a repeat of last season's winning appearance. Straight into the final this season so no mini=league. A two legged affair with the first leg to be played away at Piacenza. Domegliara took the lead through a penalty from Maaroufi. Fiorotto then doubled the lead with a neat finish in the 27th minute. Piacenza came back into the game in the second half but couldn't find a way through the Domegliara defence meaning that Il Nuovi Rossoneri take a 2-0 lead into the second leg, which, remember, is at our Montindon home. So the second leg began. It wasn't a good start with Piacenza getting a goal back in the 14th minute. Would The Domes succumb to the pressure? Some calm was restored as Casisa ghosted in at the far post to tuck home a Minopoli cross. 1-1 and 3-1 on aggregate. And that was how it stayed. No goals in the second half, and Domegliara had another trophy for the cabinet.
Aims For Next Season
Again I'm just going to say - survival.
Domegliara Trophy CabinetCode:Season League Position Achievements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2009/10 Serie C2/C 1st Champions! 2010/11 Serie C1/B 1st Champions!
Serie C2/C - 2009/10
Serie C2 Super Cup - 2010
Serie C1/B - 2010/11
Serie C1 Super Cup - 2011
If anyone would like to see anything else. Tell me and I'll post it.
FC Mulhouse 2013/2014
6th in Ligue 1 (pred: 13th) | Finances | Transfers | Graph
Brilliant, but just as I'm celebrating 6th place and what I think is European qualification I find out that Ligue 2 side Valenciennes FC have won the Coupe de la Ligue 2-0 over Paris Saint-Germain, and taken the 6 European cup place from me because of it. Gutted, whole season a waste really. Might aswell have finished 10th.
Another French Cup final, another big loss in the final. Another pathetic year in Coup de la Ligue.
Brilliant. We got £6,5m for the league finish. We're getting alot of money from the players we've sold each month cause the deals was over x months. Attendance have gone up to 8672 average, which is still way to low, but at least it's growing steady.
We have a good squad. Stars of the season include Sapara, Rochina, Itoua and Blasco. But the whole squad contributed. We had 19 different goal scorers.
We'll see if this season was just a one-time wonder. The incredible bad luck about 6th spot not giving Europe is gonna hurt. 22 players are wanted by other clubs, and most of them want to leave to bigger clubs. Sapara still havent signed a new contract so he's likely gone. But we got a talented replacement already as posted earlier. We got the finances to keep bringing talent in now though at least. And hopefully the board will start improving training and youth facilities.
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 :( ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ L1 = Ligue 1 | L2 = Ligue 2 | FN = French National | CdlL = Coup de la League | FC = French Cup
A bit of a short update, sorry about that. Was gonna do a long thorough one, but that shock of not getting Europe cause a Ligue 2 side managed to hammer a PSG side that really should win 8-0 against that team, has left me mad, angered, sad, frustrated and just annoyed with the whole game. So poke if you want screenshots of anything and I'll see what I can do. Right now I can't be bothered.
PRDH - Good job, congrats.
el sid - Nice first season in the top league, good job.
LLR - Nicely done in the group stages. Good luck against french oposition. We have a 3-0-1 statistic against Le Mans so far in my game. All close games, one-goal wins to both teams.
Real Oviedo have just attained promotion to La Liga
Report to follow
Unlucky Ohanzee chin up mate
Well the Serie B season has started. I still haven't got a team together which I'm happy with. No money to spend. This season could well be one of struggle.
Real Oviedo 2012-2013 Season 4 Review
Media prediction: 17th
Actual finish: 2nd
Our performance in the league was awesome given the media expectation for the club. We started of solidly and went to 4th spot, which ws to be our lowest position all season. We continued to progrees at a rate of knots as we were now turning the draws from last season into wins. Getafe had been relegated from La Liga the previous season and were dominant until they faced us just after Christmas. We played them off teh park to get a 3-1 win away from home. At this point I knew we would sustain our form and gain promotion. The Oviedo fans had double cause for celebration as we beat arch rivals Sporting at home and away without breaking sweat. Our biggest win of the season was a 6-1 thumping of Las Palmas with Enes Sipovic our Bosnian defensive enforcer bagging the match-ball with 2 headers and searing half volley. We went from strength to strength and only just missed out on knocking Getafe of the top spot. A great season ended with promotion and the promise of some glamour matches against the elite next season.
This competition was a non-event for us this season losing in the first round. I was not fussed as it meant we could concentrate on the league. The board were annoyed but I suspect they would eat their words now.
Yet again we made a profit every month and now have some real security. I did not spend a lot this season as my scouts were not finding young talent but rather old pensioners who were looking for a handshake to retire on. The scouting department is going to receive a big overhaul this summer. I expect to spend a fair amount this summer and will have to keep an eye on the finances next year. The board still haven't granted my request for improved youth facilities! Rlipscombe did you find this a problem?
Our transfers for the season were well thought out. The highlights being the purchase of Gabilondo and the sale of Codina who was valued at about 100k.
We kept together the quality we had last year and strengthened the depth. The extra depth came in handy time and again this season as we had a lot more injuries. The likes of Bousbaa and Ruben were solid again, however the top performers are listed below:
Enes Sipovic - Again proved to be a rock and scored an immense amount from set-pieces. He is going to be very important next season.
JJ Camacho - Absolute class! 32 assists in 34 games is quality by anyones standards. He is getting on a bit and I suspect he will lose some physical attributes this off season. His role next year is more likely to be as an impact substitute and a role model for some younger players.
Daniel Florea - Finished top scorer again but was not as prolific as last year. Will likely play from the bench next season as he does not possess high end finishing ability or composure.
Igor Gabilondo - The one good player my scouts found this season. I was impressed with his attributes for a youngster and hope they improve in the future. He started off slowly but once used to the way we play he was fantastic. Recently scored 4 goals for the Spanish under-20's. Possibly a future Oviedo Striking legend?
Emilio Rossello - The intention was to blood him in the first team this year and hope his physical stats improved. His performances were about what I expected but there was no improvement in his physical stats. I think I need some advice in this area. Was it too early for him? What age do physical stats improve?
Boring old survival
Start to build a team capable of competing in Liga BBVA
Get the board to improve the youth facilities.
P.S Just requested that they improve the youth facilities again! They say no and the next day install undersoil heating! We are in Spain ffs.
Last edited by yababo; 04-06-2009 at 23:51. Reason: Ridiculous decision by the board!!!
Messina Half Season Review - Serie C2C, Dec09
We go into the halfway Xmas break in 3rd position in the league, after being down in 6th at one point during November when my stuttering form continued during the month (W1, D4, L1). Fortunately as the draws were mainly away at my league rivals, the impact was minimised.
Going into December Messina needed some positive news to go into Xmas. After a 1-1 draw away at Viterbese, 2 home wins against league rivals Brindisi 3-1 and against bottom of the league Isola Liri 4-2 meant we finished the 1st half of the season on an up.
Abate and Aitor, now my 2 strikers are starting to play well, with Aitor my young Spanish potential star having scored 4 in the last 4 after taking a while to get his feet under at the club. Hopefully if those 2 keep firing in the 2nd half of the season then Messina can progress higher up the league.
League Table - The split between home and away form is noticeable.
Squad - My left winger Montesin is still pulling all the stops.
Serie C2C Player Stats
In a good place to kick on in the 2nd half of the season and try and avoid the playoffs and go for the title!!
Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, haven't been able to get onto the forums much lately, except to post the occasional update.
PRDH - 2 promotions in 2 years, well done! Good luck in Serie B!
Ohanzee - Fabtastic seasson, must be dissapoiting on missing out on Europe.
yababo - Great season, Good luck in La Liga.
el sid - Well done on your mid table finish. Do you think you can make Europe next season?
WW - Your away form isn't that bad, believe me, i've seen worse (thinks back to horrible first attempt in C/1A)
And finally, I really wish I had Radakovic, he's on fire. Hope you can make the Champions League this season Des!
Now, onto my game. I haven't made it to the first league fixture yet, but I lost out on penalties to Serie D club Cuneo (don't ask me how they're in the cup) in the 1st Qualifying Round.
Our friendlys, however, have been really promising, thrashing last years winner Verona 6-1, and defeating Serie A club Chievo 2-1! Chritian Gambini has been on fire, scoring 7 goals in 5 games. I've had to sell Viola for 600k, and seeing that Carella is also gone, I need to rebuild my flanks.
For anyone interested, Viola was rated a Decent Serie A left back, Carella a Good Serie A right back.
Last edited by d-machine; 05-06-2009 at 05:33.
I've seemed to have missed a lot here. I've been busy with coursework lately, and with exams in the next couple weeks, I won't post much.
Nice work PRDH and good luck in Serie B.
Ohanzee, you've have made a lot of progress in France in a short period of time, and hope you can go to Europe next season.
yababo, the Real Oviedo crew welcome another member to La Liga.
Nice work el sid with Sachsen Leipzig. Hope you can get into the top half next season.
WW, hope you can keep up your overall form (and improve the away form, I've definitely seen worse (myself an example)), and achieve promotion.
And Des, please win something.
Probably not because I don't think my defense can hold up that well Would be a fantastic achievement if we make it thoughel sid - Well done on your mid table finish. Do you think you can make Europe next season?
Novello looks like he'll justify that 3k outlay PRDH , he's only 19 as well!
d-machine - can't believe you sold Viola! Was he unhappy? At least you got a significant transfer fee for him.
rancer I thought you'd been a bit quiet lately , hope the work's going well! How's Javier getting on?
I've decided to do something different within this thread. I'm really enjoying my experiment but I still need to get my fix of actually playing the game . So I've done something colossal!! I've loaded France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Germany down to their lowest divisions and am currently holidaying to the reset dates.
The plan is to take over 5 newly promoted clubs with 5 separate managers in the 5 different countries. Then I'll just report on how I do with all of them .
I realise this is probably not within the rules because of the multiple leagues but its just a bit of fun. Plus it gives me a good reason to keep posting in my favourite thread \o/!
iacovone - I hope so.
That sounds light a huge undertaking by the way. What would happen come the day when you're taking yourself on in Europe? Looking ahead a bit obviously.
Ha I doubt that I'll ever get that far tbh but it would be very interesting. I'm going to give each manager a set formation they will try to stick to. Any nominations? I'm thinking something ridiculous for one of them. Maybe a 2-2-4-1-1!?
well thanks to my computer suffering a 'serious error' last night i was unable to get on here or play the game.... So...
PRDH - fantastic stuff!!! Good luck in Serie B. in FM08, i found it to be a massive step up from C1 and was relegated back down 1st season. When i subsequently bounced back i was more prepared and kicked on to Serie A.
yabobo - Youth facilities, i'd love to improve them too!! i have fantastic training facilities, but youth are still only good. Slightly frustrating as i'm big on my youth policy as i'm sure you know. However, i look on it as that it's probably still better than if i was a 'lesser' Spanish club if you like....
Ohanzee - very unlucky..... I think i'd have cried if i was you.... touch wood you can keep squad together and make it for sure next season.
iacovone - that's a big challenge you're doing there!! i think we can allow it though seeing as you've already completed the challenge..... Look forward to it.
Back to me... Apparently the computer has run OK for 30 mins this morning (??) so i'm hoping it's ok again..... However, tomorrow i'm off on (another) holiday for a week so i'll be away until next weekend. i'm posting this now in case the computer decides to have another fit tonight. While i'm away, i want to see the following:
Des - Fafe in the top 2 of Portugal. you're nearly there, so sure you can do it.
Ohanzee - Regular European football. At the speed you play at, i'd imagine you'll get through 3 seasons?? i have hopes of CL footballl.
yabobo - Real Oviedo surviving in La Liga...
PRDH - Il Nuovo Rossineri as an established Serie B club.
iacovone - A thoroughly good read of your progress in each league!!
WW - Messina in Serie C1
el sid - Leipzig established as a top-half team in the Bundesliga (if not Europe... )
High hopes i'm sure you'll agree but i have faith in all of you guys!!
Look forward to reading your comments on my expectations!!
rlipscombe - The step up is definitely larger than from C2 to C1. It's definitely the toughest season so far and with 8 players remaining from my C2 team, it is a massive challenge for the players too.
I have just finished my 11th game of the season (out of a total of 42), away at Siena, just relegated from Serie A. A game we were expected to struggle in. Well we won 2-1 and the result has put me in 8th place. I'm well chuffed. Now I'm not necessarily expecting it to last. But it's a decent start to the season.
Haha, you ask for too much mateel sid - Leipzig established as a top-half team in the Bundesliga (if not Europe...
Just an update on my job security level. I have reached the level of 'Untouchable' with a 90% approval rating. I think this is the highest I've ever reached.
I won't normally do a game by game update, but I felt that after I had declared my away form sub-standard compared to my home form I should report what happened in my first league game after Xmas, away to Catanzaro.
Catanzaro were the media's bet to win the league, but 11 draws in 17 games prior to this one left them in the lower half, with the 3rd best defence in the league.
Messina - poor away form continues!
Long may my dreadful away record continue!!!
Aitor getting an injury was a pain, but he is only out for a week.
I'm reposting the last season so I don't have to go back to page 34 to find it again.
2021-2022 Real Oviedo S.A.D. (Season 13)
Media Prediction: 4th
Finishing Position: 2nd
Spanish Cup: lost to Athletic in 5th Round
Champions League: Qualifying Group Stage
Europa League: Lost in Semi Final
Notable transfer in is Jurgen Schmadtke.
Notable transfers out include Arnau who apparently wanted to move to a 'bigger club', and Juan Carlos Gonzalez to Barca, a deal 'to good to turn down' with the emergence of my youths, he became expendable.
GK - Raul Perez Rodriguez
DR - Luis
DL/DC - Javier YP4
DM - Krisztian Lukacsi
MC - Antonio Guillen YP3
MC - Jurgen Schmadtke
MC - Colin Welch
ST - Jesus
ST - Riccardo Villa
ST - Roberto Perrone
Made a healthy profit.
- Angel - YP8 - Spanish Young Player of the Year - 1st place
- Yoshinori Ohtsuka - Spanish Young Player of the Year - 2nd place
- Javier - YP4 - European Defender of the Year - 3rd place
- Javier - YP4 - Spanish Player of the Year - 3rd place
- Raul Perez Rodriguez - LIGA BBVA Goalkeeper of the Year
- LIGA BBVA Team of the Year - Javier - YP4, Luis, Roberto Perrone
Goals for the next year
- maintain top 2 finish
- maybe even challenge for first, since Casillas is retiring
Champions LeagueCode: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
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
Code:Season Qualifying Group Stage Finished 2021-2022 N/A N/A Lost in Semi Final
European Club Rankings
Code:Season Ranking Change Coefficient 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
Walcott/'s Wonderkids - Wow! That's one hell of a result.
In my game. I'm 23 games into the season. And I'm hanging around just outside where the play-offs should be. I'm sitting in 7th. Only 2 points behind 6th and 10 points behind 2nd and it's automatic promotion place.
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
Gilvan transfer didn't really work out...
Jesus moves to Zaragoza while I get Andres Perlaza from MLS side Columbus Crew.
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
- 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
Goals for the next year
- challenge for 1st
- Champions League Quarter Finals again at least
Champions LeagueCode: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
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
Code:Season Qualifying Group Stage Finished 2021-2022 N/A N/A Lost in Semi Final
European Club Rankings
Code:Season Ranking Change Coefficient 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
Last edited by rancer890; 05-06-2009 at 22:39.
Great season Rancer How hasn't Villa got an international cap yet? Oh, your son looks awful, could I see a screenshot?
The final league position and the Spanish cup final both go to the cup final, The DR - part goes to a image that has been moved or deleted..
Hope you progress next season
I don't know why Villa hasn't gotten a cap yet. He has Spanish Citizenship but he's declared for Italy...he's good enough to at least be selected to the national team (which includes Perrone)
And the screenshot is fixed.
With Jesus gone, Nakano will be the 4th striker for now.
Nakano's not the greatest tbh . Look at the number of caps though!
On a side-note I shall be back in Italy possibly at the end of my season at Bradford as it looks like I'll be completing dafuge's challenge
Continuing my addiction to FM Challenges, allow me to introduce the new manager of Real S.D. Alcalá
That concept sounds interesting actually. Are you gonna take over Savona in Italy again?
Good luck in Spain daemonic!
Last edited by d-machine; 06-06-2009 at 04:09.
Well guys. I fear my run of consecutive promotions is going to be over. 29 games into the season (13 left) and my form is really beginning to falter. I'm in 10th and barring a total disaster I should be safe for next season. I'm still only 5 points behind the team in 6th which should have a play-off place, but I'm not holding out much hope of getting there. Having said that, if I can turn it round quickly then I might still be in with a shot. It will be an interesting run in.
daemonic - good luck in Spain
PRDH - i wouldn't get too despondant mate. to avoid relegation is a great achievement in itself.
Last edited by PRDH; 06-06-2009 at 11:46.
Messina - March 2010 - Serie C2C
League Table 25/34 games played
9 games to go in the league and it looks like I'm fairly assured of a playoff spot, but its going to be a battle to overhaul Barletta. The leaders have won 1-0 in their last 3 games whilst I've had two 3-0 home wins and a 2-1 away win.
Still have to play the leaders at their ground - that could be crucial to my chances of the title!
If I was in Serie C2 A or B at the moment, I would be 4 points clear at the top with my points haul!
Just a quick question, what do you guys do when you can't get into your save? I just can't seem to play more than 4 days at a time with Casale at the moment