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    well done spotg godd season

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    FC Bulle - Super League 2015/16

    Transfers again were busy going into our fifth season in the Super League. A couple of players were sold for silly money which isn't reflected on the transfer screen as a lot of the fees were after 10 league games. As the finances shot shows the 8m in on transfers allowed for a healthy profit.
    We're now a Rich Club and to celebrate the greedy board paid themselves 1.6m
    Although to be fair, I've been pushing the board for improvements and they have said yes everytime. We now have Top training facilities and with a promised Youth Facilities upgrade coming this Summmer both of these will be maxed out.
    They also announced plans to install 4500 seats , making our 5150 capacity stadium all-seater. While they do this we get to share Lausanne's 15770 capacity stadium.

    On the pitch performances were average to poor all season. Way too many draws, 15 in total mainly down to a still weak defence and GK as my assistants assesssment of CA & PA on the squad screen shows. I simply can't find the players or if I can find them they are unscoutable and they're clubs won't allow them come for a trial.

    But, while we were average so was everyone else and we hovered around the top all season. After every loss or draw I'd check the table expecting the worst but every other team seemed incapable of taking advantage.
    Come the final day it was between us and Young Boys. We were home to Zurich, while Young Boys played Neuchatel Xamax. The team played awful and we lost 1-2, BUT Young Boys lost too. FC Bulle are (crap) Swiss Champions.

    So our first European adventure will be the Champions League...I'm scared.

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    2015-2016 Swiss Champions

    European Co-efficients
    FC Bulle - 5.306 (340th)
    Switzerland - 13.083 (25th)

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    Hi starting this in Finland. I am just holidaying it. I will post a s.s of my profile when I start properly.

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    Congratulations on the title daemonic and good luck in Europe.

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    I recently had to reformat so lost my Birkerod game

    I am starting afresh in Bulgaria.

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    I finally finished holiday and decide to manage SalPa. Without further ado here is Fraser Parker manager of SalPa:

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    Best of luck chaps.

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    My new ground built a couple of years ago held 380 (all seated).

    The board said they'd put in an extra 380 seats as the end of last season.

    They have done, but the capacity has now increased to over 8,000.

    Whats going on? Bug? Would the board mention extra terracing? Seems odd anyway

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    Sounds like a bug, but sweet deal on getting that upgrade for the price of 380 seats

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    Congratulations on the title daemonic. Just me left now, and it is clearly going to take me a good few years before that happens!

    Good luck in Europe. Going straight into the CL instead of a couple of seasons practice in the UEFA can't be easy.

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    Another cute little screenshot from my game.
    The GK who's gotten a couple of saves and an assist gets an 8.
    The striker who's gotten a hat-trick at half-time gets a measly seven?

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    Razer82 – Clough Rangers – 2013 / 2014 – Northern Irish Premier Division

    League – 1st Champions!
    Champions League – 3rd Qualifying Round – Lost 13-4 on agg to Porto
    UEFA Cup – 1st Round – Lost 3-0 on agg to Sparta Prague
    Northern Irish Cup – Winners! Defeated Ballymena 2-0
    League Cup – Winners! Defeated Glentoran 2-1
    Antrim Cup – Winners! Defeated Distillery 1-0 aet
    All Ireland Cup – Finished 3rd in Group A


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    Blackwell


    We began the season with a trip to Latvia to face Ventpils in the first qualifying round of the Champions League. We managed to progress on away goals after a 5-5 draw. The second round saw us facing Aab of Denmark where we again scraped through on away goals after a 4-4 draw. The 3rd round was never going to lead to anything other than a defeat as we were drawn with Porto. We were humiliated in the 1st Leg but managed to keep the score in the 2nd Leg rather closer.

    Having made the 3rd qualifying round we were given another opportunity in the UEFA Cup where we were drawn with Sparta Prague – A 3-0 agg defeat was a better outcome then I had expected after the trouncing that Porto had given us in the Champion League. The total of £200k in prize money was well received and moves us that little bit closer to the magical £5million mark that seems to be needed for the club to turn professional.

    The first trophy of the campaign was lifted at the beginning of November when after easily qualifying from our group in the League Cup and dispatched Ballymena Utd, Bangor and finally Glentoran to win the competition for the second year in a row.

    We also retained the Antrim Cup this season, defeating H & W Welders, Cliftonville and Glentoran on the way to a final against Distillery, who were 2nd in the league at the time. We needed extra time to secure victory in a scrappy game.

    The league was a walk in the park again and we suffered just the one defeat at the hands of Glentoran and we again scored a massive 88 goals on our way to our third consecutive league victory. A record 9-1 victory over Cloeraine was made even more special by the double hat trick from Chris Blackwell. We again took all three positions in the Player of the Year award and also all three in the League Top Scorer standings.

    We also retained the Northern Irish cup to complete back to back domestic clean sweeps, dispatching Wakehurst, Banbridge, Institute and Larne before besting Ballymena United in the final.

    We were drawn into the same group of the All Ireland Cup as last season, Drogheda Utd, Shamrock Rovers and Glentoran, so straight away I was looking to repeat last years 3rd place in the group. But defeats to Drogeha, 7-0 & 3-1 and Shamrock Rovers 2-0 & 4-3 left us needing to take points from Glentoran, 1-1 draw and a 2-0 win secured us 3rd place in the group for the second year running. Still the prize money was again well received.

    I’m thinking that I’m not going to make any progress in the All Ireland Cup until the team becomes professional, but I can hope that I make some sort of progress before that happens.

    Blackwell (60 Goals) and Williams (45 Goals) were top scorers this season with other excellent contributions from Thomas (14 Goals & 30 Assists) and Martin (7 Goals & 11 Assists) and as always Downing (20 Goals) was on hand to chip in when the goals were needed.

    A link with Fulham was announced at the beginning of the season – not that it was worth it, none of their players wanted to come on loan.
    Once again we’re off to share the Ballymena Showgrounds as The Hill is to be nearly doubled in size. Maybe the season after the expansion is completed we’ll be able to play a whole year at our on stadium.


    Gundo – For your table – 3 Domestic Titles
    Coefficients
    Club – 0.439 – 490th (Up 40 Places)
    Country – 0.000 – 52nd (Down 3 Places)

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    Baulmes - Challenge League - 23/24 - Winter Break

    So, lets start afresh....

    As I mentioned there were 67 players in the squad when I joined. Thankfully over 40 of those had contracts running out the next week. After quickly checking that all of them were indeed rubbish, I quickly ascertained that the rest of the squad were hardly much cop either. Hence a large restructure was to take place.

    In came over 20 players in all positions all on free transfers; we stole Yverdon's first choice central midfield, also from them we got an ST who had scored 60 goals in 3 seasons for them and was runner up in the CL Player of the Year 3 seasons back. Apart from him a couple of other very useful looking strikers arrived plus a few more MCs and some good DCs. 3 loanees came in as well. I even managed to flog a few backups for small amounts to cut down the wage bill
    So in the end I started the season with a pretty good squad, similar levels to UGS a few years back, should be no relegation problems, in fact with a little luck I could see top 10 being a possibility...

    First up was a visit from Yverdon (minus their central midfield), this of course was the result helped us finish 3rd last season. 2 goals each from my new strikers and we gained an unexpectedly easy 4-1 win. I have had worse starts to a season. Next up Servette visited and we played well but lost to any early goal. We finally played like the relegation strugglers we were supposed to be as we then conceded 9 to Lugano and Delemont. Following the 1-4 against Delemont, we then drew 5 out of the next 6 and lost the other. One of those was the trip to UGS, we got a nice if mildly undeserved 1-1 out of it.
    We were lurking around 12th-14th place but there were only 5-6 points to 5th as the top 4 were flying away from the pack. We finally got ourselves organised and absolutely hooned Fribourg 5-1. After a plucky cup defeat to Luzern we went to visit Schaffhausen who had won 7 out of 7 at home and were 3rd, and we left with a fantastic 2-0 win, totally and utterly deserved if a tad unexpected. We obviously followed this with a 0-1 defeat at home to Chiasso . 3 games later and we visited Servette, the match more or less that cost me the UGS job. They had won 8 in a row, conceding 1 goal in the process, were 2nd and unbeaten at home. We then proceeded to do this to them . Ridiculously good. If only I could have done that last season. This put us in the top 10. We then visited Yverdon and promptly beat them 4-1 as well . We concluded the Winter half with a draw. Hence we find ourselves in 8th place. Not bad, better than I was expecting, only 4 points off 5th as well, and only 3 points behind UGS as well....

    We started off with the usual 4-4-2 but changed to 5-3-2 wingbacks after a few games more thru necessity than choice as both my MLs were injured and I realised we had a ridiculous number of players who could play at wingback.
    Renato, the Brazilian ST is very good, well, he is very fast which scares most teams. He has 15 goals whilst the other STs have chipped in. Both MC and DC positions are well covered. We signed a couple of very good players during the season and with the plethora of WBs I will stick with that formation to the end of the season at least.
    If I can keep in the top 10 I will be happy, but as I said, 5th is only 4 points away, thing is Delemont and supposedly, UGS are much better than us.

    UGS Update
    Their "new direction" involved hiring a manager sacked from Lausanne a year previously . To be fair he did manage to keep the squad more or less together. The ML left as expected (he probably would have done if I had stayed) but he then sold the other one as well so he had to resort to playing the brilliant new DL (he is a good winger as well tbh) there with the same DLs as last season (including our friend Jovanovic a couple of times!). Out also went Peschel and Kohler (the stunning GK), in came my 3 signings and an elderly back-up GK and that was it. As you can see they are not doing exceptionally well. The new ST is awesome, the rest are playing averagely.

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    Chmel Blsany, Czech First Division 2014-15 Season Review

    Finally got round to finishing this season so here goes with the report:

    Intertoto Cup
    Our season started early with a trip to Georgia. A 10-2 aggregate win over WIT-Georgia with what was essentially my U-18 team was pleasing. Aarau of Switzerland were up next but it seems my first teamers were still in holiday mode as we found ourselves 3-0 just 14 minutes into the first leg. A few desperate switches prevented further goals but we couldn't score either and faced a huge challenge in the home leg. Thankfully, we were up to the challenge. 3 goals in the first 24 minutes levelled the match. I then pulled back a bit to hold the score. 1 sending off for each side late on meant extra time played out quietly. Onto penalties then were both teams tried their best to miss as many as they could - luckily my boys weren't quite as bad as the Swiss and we just scraped through! Unfortunately, we paid a price as our star striker from last season, Predrag Dabic broke his leg during the game and was ruled out for 6 months. Metalist of Ukraine were up next and an efficient pair of performances saw us win 1-0 on aggregate and qualify for the UEFA Cup.

    UEFA Cup
    We entered in the second qualifying round and were paired with Norwegian team Brann. It was all essentially over by halftime in the first leag as we roared into a 4-0 lead. A late goal for Brann meant we had to be careful in the second leg. A 1-1 draw there put us safely through tp the first round proper, 5-2 on aggregate. We just needed to avoid one of the big teams to make it to the group stages but it was not to be as the draw paired us with Man Utd. In the first leg at Old Trafford, we found ourselves 5-0 down after 30 minutes as Wayne Rooney rampaged all over my defence. The second half was slightly better as we scored two but couldn't prevent Man Utd from adding one more. The second leg saw a much improved performance from my team and we were unlucky not to do better than a 1-1 draw. Our European adventure for this year ended then with a 7-3 aggregate loss.

    Summer Transfers
    The summer transfer window was quiet but still busier than I would have liked. I lost two first teamers who believed Blsany was not big enough for them. Marko Nikolic was first to go, heading to Basel for 2.5mil up front plus 35% sell-on and an extra 750k when he makes his international debut. It was a shame to lose him as he was just starting to reach his peak at 24 and he was the cornerstone of my defence. Henny Backer, my Aruban striker, was next to start sulking and consequently headed to Sparta Prague (950k up front, 30% sell-on and another 95ok to come after 10 goals). Apart from that, I let some dross go and loaned out some youngsters. The loss of the two mentioned above meant some shopping was in order so I signed Robertas Mirauskas, a Lithuanian DC, from Slavia Prague. I'd been tracking him since our days in the 2nd division and at 26, he was an ideal experienced replacement for Nikolic. I also brought in Lubos Sedlacek, a 22 year old striker who had made a name for himself in the second division and the Czech U-21 side and seemed ready to make the step up. I also picked up a Danish AMC, Anders Udsen for free and a young Spanish forward called Ibai Alonso that my scouts spotted at the Euro U21 Championship (if anything, I signed him just for the fact that a Spanish player wanted to join my little club ).

    Czech First Division (Up to winter break)
    We started the season strongly, losing only once in the opening 12 games. Unfortunately, several other teams started strongly too and, although we were in the top 4, we were only a couple of point ahead of 8th most of the time. Good wins against Sparta Prague, Slovacko and Hlucin saw us challenge for top spot but two defeats before the winter break ment we dropped back to 4th again.

    Czech Cup
    After strong showings the last few seasons, we bombed this time. Easy wins against amateur teams saw us through to the 4th round, where we got sucker punched by Hlucin, who hit us with 2 late goals to win 2-1. We got our revenge by thrashing them 5-0 in the league a few days later but the fans and the board were not best pleased...

    Winter Transfers
    Again, I faced a winter of discontent with speculation unsettling my best players. I managed to persuade 4 players to sign new deals to quash the rumours but Loic Nestor was having none of it and wanted out. His 'bigger club' of choice was Banik Ostrava, who were in the first division relegation zone - not sure what he was on about - I was hoping for them to go down to teach him a lesson but eventually they escaped the drop on the last day of the season. This meant I had lost my two first choice centre backs in the same season... But no worries - my scouts had found plenty of talent for me to look at though and a replacemnt duly came in the form of 21 year old Slovakian Marek Moravcik. I also picked up some promising talents, whom I hope will figure strongly next season.

    Czech First Division (post winter break)
    Two more defeats as the league campaign resumed put us in a very poor position sa far as the title was concerned. Following that, we were unbeaten for the rest of the season but we couldn't catch Sparta Prague or Brno at the top. The return of Predrag Dabic was encouraging though as he immediately got back amongst the goals. One of my want away players, keeper Djokic, had a change of heart too and decide to stay and sign a new contract. In the end, we finished third and an rise in the coefficients for the Czech Republic (for which I believe I can take a little credit ) meant that was enough for a UEFA Cup spot.

    Other News
    The stadium was expanded again, this time taking the capacity up to 11,600 (remarkable considering in real life Blsany has a population of about 1,000!) and the training facilites were upgraded too. Improvement s to the youth facilities were promised for the end of the season too. Speaking of the youth, my U18 team were champions of their division.

    The Season in Screenshots

    Czech First Division Final Table

    Transfer Summary

    Best XI (2014-15 Season)

    Overall Best XI - only one addition in the shape of Dilshod Aliev.

    Czech First Division Young Player Of The Year - bit surprised Barta won this as he struggled with injuries a bit. Good to see Moravcik in there too though.

    The Top Performers - Ian Brown - everyone's favourite frontman was in form again this year.
    Jaroslav Barta - the young player of the year may not be with me much longer though as bids of 5mil+ are starting to come in and it's only a matter of time before the chairman accepts one over my head...
    Marek Moravcik - only arrived in January but looks like he will be a key member of the squad for the next several years.

    Ones To Watch - Ibai Alonso - played well in the run outs a gave him and grabbed a few goals too.
    Josef Majer - a product of the Blsany youth system, I'll be looking to ease him into the first team next season.
    Jakub Vagner - had a promising first full season in the first team squad.

    Bargain Basement -
    Cengiz Hakan - signed him in January for 3k and my coaches already rate him as better than my other left wingers!

    For your table Gundo:
    Domestic Titles: 0
    Club Coefficient: 16.662 (157th)
    Nation Coefficient: 17.167 (20th)

    Roll on next season!

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    Ghostwriter, good luck for the second halk of the season. My CL debut went well until we met Man Utd in the third qualifying round, but we had the consolation of the UEFA cup. News of that and a Winter break transfer bloodbath as we were raided for our 2 best strikers and half the defence next weekend...I'm away all week for work so no FM for me

    Well done on the CL Razer, there are a few hard lessons to be learned when managing in N.I. so I feel your Porto pain. Third qualifying round is a really good result while still semi-pro.

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    I have long ago abandoned my Gauthoid game... but i was thinking about starting a new game in Northern Ireland.....

    which team to choose....

    I'll report back later

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    Welp I started a game and got a season in last week. But due to accidentaly saving over it I have to restart. So here we go with Korsnas: Korsnan

    One thing I noticed in the lost season was that I was bleeding money. I'm guessing Appearance bonuses and goal bonuses really aren't the best thing to be offering at these levels.

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    Both Gundo's and dafuge's challenges are how I have always played CM/FM- from the bottom up. I have two Harrow Hill stories going (and a 3rd one waiting on one of the others finishing) that would fit with dafuge, so I thought I would try my hand at this one too

    Since I am a mod on FM Stories, that is where my tale will be-

    Norwegian Nights, Better Days?

    Since I will have six active stories going including this one, and it takes awhile to update each more or less dailey- not too likely I will be dropping posts often on this thread

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    Originally posted by Faramir:
    Both Gundo's and dafuge's challenges are how I have always played CM/FM- from the bottom up. I have two Harrow Hill stories going (and a 3rd one waiting on one of the others finishing) that would fit with dafuge, so I thought I would try my hand at this one too

    Since I am a mod on FM Stories, that is where my tale will be-

    Norwegian Nights, Better Days?

    Since I will have six active stories going including this one, and it takes awhile to update each more or less dailey- not too likely I will be dropping posts often on this thread
    Excellent stuff, will look forward to reading your progress.

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    Gundo's FM08 Small club from a small nation European adventure challenge Table *New
    <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">(Nat) League Year Club Username Achievements
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    *(Pol) First 2017/18 Hetman Zamosc pjtopor 2 Champions League (2018,2019)
    9 Domestic Titles
    1 Uefa Cup (2017)
    *(Nor) Premier 2020 Skjetten cookie15 1 Champions League (2020)
    4 Domestic Titles
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    (Aus) First 2008/09 SV Grodig Gilbster -
    (Blr) Premier 2012 Livadia RecliamTheKop -
    (Blr) First 2008 Molodenchno Reverand&Makers -
    (Bel) Premier 2029/30 Meldert CoachFlu 12 Domestic Titles
    (Bel) Second 2009/10 KSK Hasselt saab693 -
    (Bel) Third 2008/09 SW Harelbeke aqnfiqw -
    (Bel) Third 2008/09 SW Harelbeke minisav -
    (Bel) Third 2008/09 RC Gent Razer82 -
    (Bul) Group A 2009/10 Pomorie cookie15 -
    (Cro) Premier 2025/26 Slovanja iacovone 11 Domestic Titles
    (Cro) Premier 2013/14 NK Lokomotiva Zagreb Konquest -
    (Cro) Premier 2009/10 NK koprivnica max1994 -
    (Cro) First 2008/09 NK Cakovec Spagbol -
    (Cze) First 2014/15 Chmel Blasney DodgeeD -
    (Cze) First 2009/10 Blasny glennuk -
    (Cze) First 2008/09 Slavoj Vysehrad chopo -
    (Den) Premier 2011/12 birkerød Alurny -
    (Den) First 2008 Svendborg Truegunner -
    (Den) Second 2008 Svendborg Icelander83 -
    (Fin) Premier 2012 Rakuunat Bluejacket -
    (Fin) First 2008 SalPa Frazza Pee -
    (Gre) National 2008/09 Rodos corinthiano -
    (Gre) National 2008/09 Niki V neilez2 -
    (Hün) Second 2009/10 Nagykata J Mo -
    (Hün) Second 2008/09 Komloi max1994 -
    (Hün) Second 2008/09 Szeged Yastian -
    (Ice) First 2008 V*ðir Garði aqnfiqw -
    (Isr) National 2008/09 Hapoel Kfar-Shalem Mark Snellink -
    (Ire) Premier 2014 Sporting Fingal The_shocker7 1 Domestic Title
    (N.I)*Premier 2033/34 Knockbreda NepentheZ 23 Domestic Titles
    (N.I) Premier 2039/40 Tandragee NepentheZ -
    (N.I) Premier 2024/25 Downpatrick Gilbster 13 Domestic Titles
    (N.I) Premier 2025/26 Rasharkin ridleys 13 Domestic Titles
    (N.I) Premier 2018/19 Sirocco Works dafuge 8 Domestic Titles
    (N.I) Premier 2017/18 Portglenone Icelander83 4 Domestic Titles
    (N.I) Premier 2015/16 Lisbon Rangers gaijin 3 Domestic TitleS
    (N.I) Premier 2013/14 Clough Rangers Razer82 3 Domestic Title
    (N.I) Premier 2016/17 Cookstown Olympic kccircle 2 Domestic Title
    (N.I) Premier 2015/16 Mosside Jimbokav1971 1 Domestic Title
    (N.I) Premier 2013/14 Killyleagh chambers -
    (N.I) Premier 2010/11 Coleraine Crusaders gers51 -
    (N.I) Premier 2010/11 Mosside foost -
    (N.I) First 2011/12 Killyleagh AztecCrute -
    (N.I) First 2008/09 Lisbon Rangers happy slappy -
    (N.I) Second 2008/09 Killyleagh PoopyPants -
    (N.I) Second 2008/09 Cookstown Olympic sergent21 -
    (N.I) Second 2008/09 Dollingstown jameslowe -
    (N.I) Second 2008/09 Rasharkin Linfield Fc -
    (N.I) Second 2008/09 Lisbon Rangers Robert_296 -
    (Nor) Premier 2014 Randaberg IL Gundo -
    (Nor) First 2014 Orn Horten jamieslowe -
    (Nor) First 2012 KIL/Hemne CoatesyWins -
    (Nor) First 2010 FKUM Oslo rlipscombe -
    (Nor)*Second 2008 Grorud Faramir -
    (Pol) Premier 2014/15 TKP Torun Supermas2 1 Domestic Title
    (Pol) Premier 2009/10 Raków Czestochowa gaijin -
    (Rom) First 2009/10 Juventus Bucharest max1994 -
    (Rom) Second 2008/09 Lotus Luceafãrul 442to445 -
    (Rom) Second 2008/09 CSM Sebes rfcabd -
    (Rus) Premier 2015 Amur Blagoveschensk johnnyquest409 1 Domestic Title
    (Ser) Super 2010/11 Obilic Belgrade dave safc -
    (Ser) First 2008/09 Macva Des Tiny -
    (Slk) Chall. 2009/10 Baden mocko666 -
    (Slk) Second 2009/10 FK Raca catesy2021 -
    (Slo) First 2012/13 Sencur spotg -
    (Slo) Second 2009/10 Crensovci thezogsageordie -
    (Slo) Second 2008/09 NK Olimpija Bezigad max1994 -
    (Swe) Premier 2017 Gestrike-Hammarby IF Scab 2 Domestic Titles
    (Swe) First 2010 Limhamns IF Truegunner -
    (Swe) First 2010 Limhamns IF pl-fikander -
    (Swe) First 2010 Gantofta IF padmore_001 -
    (Swe) First 2009 Boo FF Mike_Cardinal -
    (Swe) Second 2009 VMA IK Gilbster -
    (Swe) Second 2009 FBK Balkan Storzy -
    (Swe) Second 2008 Korsnan GoalieManPat21 -
    (Swi) Super 2017/18 FC Mendrisio-Stabio Quacky 4 Domestic Title
    (Swi) Super 2015/16 FC Bulle daemonic 1 Domestic Title
    (Swi) Super 2017/18 SC YF Juventus Annihilator666 -
    (Swi) Super 2012/13 FC Baulmes Jazza -
    (Swi)*Chall. 2022/23 FC UGS ghostwriter -
    (Swi) Chall. 2023/24 FC Baulmes ghostwriter -
    (Swi) Chall. 2008/09 FC Bex Flashman's S' D' -
    (Swi) Chall. 2008/09 FC Bulle max1994 -
    (Tur) Second 2008/09 Tokatspor Robot (SMFC) -
    (Wal) Premier 2011/12 Newport YMCA KLH84 -
    (Wal) Premier 2010/11 Afan Lido dlnwba86 -
    (Wal) Premier 2008/09 Afan Lido CCFC 4 life -
    (Wal) Premier 2008/09 Newport YMCA Ex_Arch_31 -

    *Ghostwriter released from FC UGS, took over FC Bulle.
    *Nepenthez left Knockbreda, took over Tandragee.
    *Faramir's progress is documented in the FM Stories Forum. </pre>

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    Going to give this a crack probs start in a Scandanavian league

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    Ok statred just on my old holibobs at the moment upon my return i will be taken control of the future champiuons of Switzerland

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    Just taken over Chur 97 in swiss league

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    Sorry Gundo my swiss game has crashed have just loaded the Danish league will try that not played there before

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    I have started again as i accidently saved over my olimpija game.

    Ive taken over KFUM Oslo of the norwegian second division group 4

    here Me

    wish me luck as im justed about to start

    max

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    Unfinished business

    Bring it on.

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    Originally posted by max1994:
    I have started again as i accidently saved over my olimpija game.

    Ive taken over KFUM Oslo of the norwegian second division group 4

    here Me

    wish me luck as im justed about to start

    max
    KFUM Oslo... memories!! got a game with them on hold at the moment... at start of 4th season iirc. got promoted 2nd season after narrowly missing out in first year.

    good luck!!

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    Ok I have taken over Svendborg in Denmark

    First season promotion

    Finished second I was promoted along with 5th. 3rd and 4th were relegated got to love the way the Danes handle thier second teams.

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    Hi, my save got corrupted so I'm starting again this time in Sweden. Wish me luck as I holiday.

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    Good luck mate Sweden is good fun, when I came to take over my Svendborg they seemed to have a few good players and I was very lucky in my free transfers.

    In Division 1 now still got no cash but won my first game and my first in the cup.

    Double promotion may be on but I think they may be too much too soon

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    Good luck mate Sweden is good fun, when I came to take over my Svendborg they seemed to have a few good players and I was very lucky in my free transfers.
    I've managed in Sweden before in my Career game, Hassleholm I believe it was. And it was quite fun so I've decided to manage in Sweden again.

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    After finally finishing holidaying and searching for a club I picked Limhamm who, even thought there weren't in the leagues last year, are predicted to finish 1st. If you don't believe that they weren't in the league last year, heres proof. And here is my

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    My profile. I forgot to put that in my previous post.

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    So it's the end of the transfer window and I got 5 players all on free transfers while I lost 15 players all on free transfers.Transfers

    I am exicted about Marcelinho and heres why. Marcelinho

    I'm not looking forward to the season. Wish me luck.

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    Originally posted by Frazza Pee:
    So it's the end of the transfer window and I got 5 players all on free transfers while I lost 15 players all on free transfers.Transfers

    I am exicted about Marcelinho and heres why. Marcelinho

    I'm not looking forward to the season. Wish me luck.
    Mercelinho looks pretty good. How did you find him? Good luck in Sweden.

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    Originally posted by Gilbster:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Frazza Pee:
    So it's the end of the transfer window and I got 5 players all on free transfers while I lost 15 players all on free transfers.Transfers

    I am exicted about Marcelinho and heres why. Marcelinho

    I'm not looking forward to the season. Wish me luck.
    Mercelinho looks pretty good. How did you find him? Good luck in Sweden. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Searched for all players from Brazil asked my assistant to filter out unrealistic targets and he was there. Result!!!

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    Am I the only one who thinks Sweden is easy?

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    Just wait until you get to Superettan (2:nd highest). I spent six seasons there before getting promoted to the top flight. A real pain to gain promotion...

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    Same in Norwegian second tier, took me a fair few seasons to make it to the Tippeligaen.

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    Just wait until you get to Superettan (2:nd highest). I spent six seasons there before getting promoted to the top flight. A real pain to gain promotion...
    Oh, kinda killed my spirit a bit there

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    Sencur End Of Season Review 2013/14 - Slovenian First Division

    Media Prediction: 7th
    Board Demands: Mid Table
    I promise: Top Half
    Players Interested: 1682 (up from 1679 the previous season)

    UEFA cup draws me against a side I have had a good game with in the past - Vaduz of Liechtenstein - and the board agree to a first upgrade of training and youth facilities as well as 486 new seats to take capacity over 2000. But we also have an annoyance in the shape of my captain and star centre back demanding to leave, and with only one year left on his contract, he goes to Maribor for 425k up front and 40% of next sale and 500k if he plays for Slovenia.

    We struggle to a 3-2 home win over Vaduz, which isn't ideal, but some excellent signings are made, particularly the Czech Republic U21 striker, who looks like an excellent player, and shatters our transfer record at 160k. Our first two league games see a 3-2 home win over Celje, and a 4-0 hammering of Livar, who field no fewer than 6 ex-Sencur players.

    A 5-0 away thrashing of Vaduz, sees Onderka, our Czech, score four. He has seven in three games for us We get IFK Goteborg in round two. Could have been harder, but will still be a tough one... Our next league games sees Onderka move on to ten goals from four games as we batter Domzale 5-0 to go top. But the rest of the league has taken notice of this. Maribor up next, and they set out to cripple Onderka. He goes off injured early (thankfully only out for a week), and they win 3-2.

    Goteborg come to town, with us 4-1 to win the game, and without Onderka, I'm not confident. But it's a great performance, and we run out 2-0 winners. I immediately remind the boys about what happened in this round last season, and threaten to sack the lot of them if we ship 5 goals in Sweden... Two from Onderka early in the first half in Sweden mean that shipping five is needed again to be knocked out, and when he completes his hat-trick, I start to relax. We end up with a second successive 5-0 away win, and we're one game away from the group stages. Shame that game is against Paris Saint-Germain really.

    We warm up for PSG with a 6-0 away horsing of Primorje - Onderka hattrick to take him to 19 from 11 games - and third place in the league, which is rather nice. Surely we have no chance whatsoever against PSG though...

    And at half time in the first leg we are two nil down, and showing nothing at all. No real surprise, they are vastly better than us. But then in the second half a goal from a corner and one from Onderka levels it up. And with two minutes to go Onderka gets another! 3-2! We'll take a lead to Paris!

    I get the following news item on September 23rd 2013 - Radomir Onderka's 24 goals this season is a new record. I hope he stays fit. He could be immense...

    As expected, PSG round off the tie with two early goals, and despite a late consolation, we're out on away goals. Cracking effort to get to Round 1 proper though, and to give PSG such a good game too...

    We trade 3-1 victories with Maribor - ours takes us second in the league, four points adrift of them with a game in hand, theirs knocks us out of the cup.

    Winter break arrives, and we are two points off Maribor in 1st and 12 clear of Domzale in 3rd. A couple of youngsters with potential will be joining and a couple of high earners and under performers will be leaving in January, but otherwise, we're on a 5 match winning streak and looking to do some real damage in this league. Onderka watch - 37 goals from 25 games

    Jan 1st sees me named as manager of the year, and Onderka as First Division player of the year - which makes me question just how long this "year" is.

    PSG failed to make it out of the group stages pf the UEFA Cup. It should have been US playing Bolton dammit!

    The season after the winter break is a game of cat and mouse with Maribor. They beat us 3-0 to go four points clear, and then lose their next game, to reduce the gap back to 1. Onderka goes from strength to strength, 44 goals from 30 games, and now has interest from Blackburn, and a very annoying Juande Ramos at Tottenham, who claims "Onderka is a quality player" after every single game we play. I've no doubt I will lose him at the end of the season.

    A couple of tame 1-1 draws with teams below us allows Maribor to extend that lead to 6 points, and it looks very likely that we shall be finishing second this season (we are 17 points clear of third!).

    We slip further behind, as further suitors for Onderka emerge. We now have Bordeaux, Celtic and Roma interested. And a 5-0 horsing of Maribor at home does little to lighten the mood, as we remain 5 points behind them.

    And that's where we end the season. It's a good effort, but a real shame we couldn't take the extra step. Out home record was 17-1-0, and our away 7-3-8. No prizes for guessing where improvement is needed. Onderka ends on 58 goals from 41 and enquiries start to come in.

    Onderka wins the golden boot! Beating John Utaka into second place. And obviously wins the player of the season award too. And then the chairman accepts a 550k plus a friendly offer from Celtic I immediately offer him out to try to secure better, and many clubs offer 500k up front, 25% of future fee and 500k after his international debut. He goes to Strasbourg. Would have been a legend for us in no time at all, but was far far too good for this league.
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    Slovenian First Division 2nd
    Slovenian Cup - Quarter Final

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    Hopes for next season - Win the league. Replace Onderka. Get to UEFA Cup group stages


    2008-09 Slovenian Second Division 2nd (play-off loss)
    2009-10 Slovenian Second Division CHAMPIONS!
    2010-11 Slovenain First Division 9th (play-off loss)
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    2012-13 Slovenian First Division 6th
    2013-14 Slovenian First Division 2nd


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    Ah, feck

    It probably doesn't matter much, but if dafuge pops his head in here and sorts out the failed close italics tag in there that would be kind.

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    Mid-season report.

    So it's midseason and I'm first in the league after 12 games infact let the screenie do the talking. Table

    Marcelinho has improved alot from when I signed him.Marcelinho

    He is first in the goalscoring ranks. Player stats

    The season looks quite good. It will be easy to get promoted, I hope.

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    Originally posted by spotg:
    Ah, feck

    It probably doesn't matter much, but if dafuge pops his head in here and sorts out the failed close italics tag in there that would be kind.
    Not a problem

    For future reference, there's a mod requests thread where you can request edits to your posts.

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    Oh also, the finances look quite good.Finances

    I also managed to get myself a parent club. Helsingborgs

    So far they have sent me two players Fribrock and Unkuri

    numbers of players willing to join me is 4268.

    Marcelinho also has the highest average rating which is 8.0

    My highest attendance is, get ready for this, an unbelievably high 366 which was agaisnt MABI.

    Real Madrid are the Champions League holders after beating Benfica 3-0 in what was, believe it or not, a tight match. Elsewhere Spurs won the UEFA Cup after beating Villarreal 2-0 with Keane and Berbatov scoring.

    Portugal won the Euro Championships 1-0 against Spain with Hugo Viana scoring the winner after 60 mins.

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    End Of Season report
    So, it's the end of the season and I was expecting to get promoted but I was expecting it to be as simple as this.
    Marcelinho got Top goalscorer and also got the Top assiter Award.

    As for transfers, well, 8 of my players are wanted including Marcelinho.

    I've seen others doing this so I'll do it as well.

    Euro Coefficients (Nation): 28th, 10.541

    Euro Coefficients (club): Not there.

    Wotld Rankings (Nation) : 29th, Points 871

    Rich List (Domestic) : 19th, 1.2 million pounds.

    European News.
    Real Madrid won the European Super Cup 3-1 over Spurs. They needed extra time to win after taking an Early lead.

    I will do another update for the awards when the season is officially finished.

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    Originally posted by dafuge:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by spotg:
    Ah, feck

    It probably doesn't matter much, but if dafuge pops his head in here and sorts out the failed close italics tag in there that would be kind.
    Not a problem

    For future reference, there's a mod requests thread where you can request edits to your posts. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thankyou very much, and duly noted.

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    Could I see a screenie of Onderka please he sounds good

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    Ok I don't know how but I managed to sign Marvin Angulo in the Swedish first division. Result.

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    And I'm also a semi-pro club and I managed to sign him!.

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    FC Bulle - Super League 2016/17

    Transfers were quiet enough during the Summer, but come the Winter break my star DC and DL were unsettled by my title rivals, Zurich and Basel. With both players unhappy at me rejecting initial bids I decided to maintain harmony I had to let them go. At the same time my 2 star ST's were being bid on by large German teams. Emil Sipos eventually leaving for Hannover for 2.4m and Marko Mesic leaves on a Bosman to Leverkusen at the end of the season.
    As replacements I decided to splash the cash a bit. Dario da Silva Santos was brought in for 700k to shore up the defence and Thomas Holand was the replacement up front for 600k.

    Come the end of the season however Mitko Savevski looked like my best signing as he won the Swiss Young Player of the Year.

    European Adventure
    Our first foray into Europe began in Georgia against Dinamo Tbilisi. We were tipped to win and duly dispatched them with a 4-1 win in Georgia and a 3-0 win at home.
    Onto the second qualifying round and we faced Levadia of Estonia. It was pretty much over after a comfortable
    3-0 win at home and just to be certain we hammered them 4-0 in Estonia.
    One kind draw and we could be in the group stages but we got very tough draw against Man Utd. I expected the worst, but a
    1-3 loss in Manchester and a close 2-3 loss at home meant although we went out 3-6 on aggregate we had performed well.

    Onto the UEFA Cup first round and we again got a tough draw, this time against Dinamo Moscow. Pre-match odds suggested we were in trouble. A 4-3 win in the first leg meant we'd probably need to score in the second leg. With odds stacked against us we had our best performance of the season, hammering them 3-0 in Moscow to go through to the group stage 7-3 on aggregate.
    In the Group Stage we were drawn against Tottenham, which we lost 1-2, Braga who inflicted another
    1-2 defeat, Athletic who we managed a good 2-2 draw against and finally Reggina who we beat 4-0 although by then we were out of contention for qualification anyway. We finished in 4th which was a decent result in our first European season.

    European Co-efficients
    FC Bulle - 13.199 (190th up from 340th)
    Switzerland - 16.083 (24th up from 25th)

    Switzerland
    Domestically we were never threatened. We led from the second game of the season and wrapped up the title with 2 games to play. Defeat in those meant the final table was closer than I'd like but it was a good dominant performance.
    Finances are very healthy thanks to our European home games being played at Lausannes 15770 capacity stadium while ours was fitted as an all-seater. Unfortunately the council blocked plans to improve further so we're stuck in our 5150 capacity stadium next season

    The seasons best 11 shows how the goals of Sipos and Mesic will be missed. No change in the Overall best eleven as the team is evolving quickly and players aren't hanging around very long.

    One piece of good news was I'm now a manager of Continental Reputation.

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    Razer82 – Clough Rangers – 2014 / 2015 – Northern Irish Premier Division

    League – 1st Champions!
    Champions League – 1st Qualifying Round – Lost 5-4 on agg to Rabotnicki (Macedonia)
    Northern Irish Cup – Winners! Defeated Ballymena United 3-0
    League Cup – Winners! Defeated Distillery 3-0
    Antrim Cup – Winners! Defeated Linfield 4-1
    All Ireland Cup – Finished 3rd in Group A.


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    This season’s European adventure was much shorter lived than last years as we lost 4-1 away to make the task of getting to the second qualifying round next to impossible. A brave 3-1 home victory got us close but we just weren’t able to get that extra goal to take the tie to extra time. Oh well, fingers crossed for a good run next season.

    The early exit from Europe meant that we were able to concentrate more on this season’s league cup and we qualified top of our group winning 4 of 6 games. This set up a quarter final with Institute which went to extra time before we were able to see them off 5-3. A nervy 2-0 victory over Ballymena saw us through to our third consecutive final to face Distillery, who were easily beaten 3-0 for us to retain the League Cup.

    We again managed to make the final of the Antrim Cup, defeating Distillery, Cliftonville and Ballymena United to set up a meeting with Linfield for the trophy. Linfield were easily dispatched 4-1 for our second trophy of the campaign.

    This season’s league was by far the easiest of our 4 years in the Premier League and we had the title wrapped on match day 21 after securing our 21st victory of the season. Up until this point we had conceded just 5 goals and I’d be looking to keep the number as low as possible for the rest of the season. We were able to keep the number of goals down and by the end of the year our GKs had only been beaten on 12 occasions, although 3 of those did come in one match against Institute that we went on to win 4-3. A late winning goal against Newry gave us our 30th win of the season meaning a PERFECT record in the league – 30 wins from 30. This season we managed to have the top two players in both the Player of the Year and the Top Scorer.

    The Northern Irish cup started in the 5th round with a record 7-0 victory over Lurgan Celtic, then victories over Larne and Distillery set up a semi final against the old nemesis that is Gelntoran. A tight contest sees us win 1-0 to set up a 2nd consecutive final against Ballymena United. We lifted the trophy for the 3rd year in a row with a comfortable 3-0 victory.

    For the third season in a row we were pitted against Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers in the All Ireland cup group stages, although this year we were joined by Distillery. Again we failed to progress out of the group after 2 defeats to Drogheda and one to Shamrock we needed to beat Distillery in the final game and hope that Drogheda put about 10 goals past Shamrock. Neither happened, so we just took the prize money and went home for another year.

    The biggest signing this season was that of new GK, Jason Whittle coming in from Ards for a club record £55k, it was down to him that this season was such a defensive success. On average we conceded less that a goal a game.

    At the other end of the pitch Blackwell (57 Goals) & Williams (37 Goals). But as always Downing (11 Goals) was there to pick up the slack when someone went down with an injury. Thomas (12 Goals & 15 Assists) & Martin (8 Goals & 15 Assists) again controlled the midfield this year with McGrath, Green and Welch on the wings.

    As always, it seems that my aims for next season will be to make progress in the All Ireland Cup and European competition. This should be made a whole lot easier now that we are a Professional club.

    The board also announced that we’ll be moving to the new 6130 capacity Young Arena in 2017.

    Gundo – For your table – 4 Domestic Titles
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    Country – 1.333 – 44th (Up 8 Places)

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    Chmel Blsany, Czech First Division, 2015-16 Season

    Pre-Season
    This was a season where the pressure would be on for the first time in a few years as my contract was up in June and it was the final year of the club's timescale to be a challenger for the title. The usual story in the summer: interest in my key players and up and coming youngsters was high and causing a few problems. Inevitably, Czech wonder kid Jaroslav Barta was the first to go as the chairman went over my head to accept a bid. I wasn't too annoyed though as he hadn't exactly become established in the first team yet and the money (3.4mil up front, 2.5mil after 20 games and 40% of future sale) was good. The other departure was player of the year, Romain Morais went to partizan for 500k + 30%. That left me without my first two choices for the AMC position but I was confident one of my squad players could step up. Not much activity on the 'Players In' front, just a 17 year-old MC from Sparta Prague but (hopefully) I can tell you about him after another 2 or 3 seasons.

    UEFA Cup
    Our 4th season in a row in Europe and we got to start with a nice late summer trip to Malta to face Valleta. We came away with a 5-0 win and repeated that scoreline in the home leg to advance 10-0 on aggregate. NK Gorica of Slovenia were up next: 2-0 at home and 2-1 away saw us comfortably through to the first round proper. We were paired with Beitar Jerusalem and were confident of progressing to the group stage. We were brought back to earth though as we went down 2-1 at home. We fought hard in the second match but we couldn't break our opponents down and went out in the first round for the second year in a row.

    Czech FA Cup
    An unlucky year for us this time as we went out in the quarter finals. The usual non-league sides provided little opposition in the early rounds and a 3-0 win over Jihlava ensured we would still be in the competition following the winter break. Our opponents there were Jablonec and a hard-fought game went all the way to penalties. We lost, meaning we were eliminated from the cup without conceding a single goal!

    Czech First Division
    It was another tight start to the season as the top 6 were only seperated by a few points up to the winter break. It was so close that a draw or defeat would see us drop 3 or 4 places and a win the following week would see us back on top. It seemed the team was unable to get a strong run going to pull away from the other teams with too many games drawn especially after we had taken the lead. We went into the winter break top by 2 points with Sparta Brague and Mlada Boleslav our closest challengers.

    The winter break was tough as I tried desperately to hold my team together. In the end, 4 of my first teamers were to end up leaving the club and 2 more were unhappy at my refusal to let them go. First to leave was Andreas Nilsson , a Swede I picked up on a free three years ago who was just beginning to fufill his potential. again the chairman accepted the bid but it was ridiculously high (5mil up front, 3.5mil over the next 24 months and 40% sell-on!) and I had other options up front so I didn't mind too much. Adam Ljajic, a superb Serbian left midfielder was next, joining Partizan for 1mil + cluases. Again, I had another Serbian waiting in the wings for his first team chance so no problem. The big problem was that both my left backs were sold. I accepted a 1mil + clauses bid for Petrovic, another Serbian who headed back home. I accepted because I had a Czech wonderkid, Radomir Rezek ready to take over but the chairman stepped in once more, selling him to Sparta Prague for 2.5mil. It was incredibly frustrating but that's the 'challenge' part of this thread I suppose - jut when your team is coming together and your youth are developing, you are forced to sell. I only managed to bring in one Costa Rican right back, Sequeria, who my scouts had spotted at the U-20 World Cup in the summer but he wasn't ready for first team football yet...

    As the season resumed, I was playing Celebic, a right back who had been used as a squad player for the last 2 years, on the left (his positional rating was 'competent'), no cover for left midfield and one out of form striker (Dabic) and one largely untested striker, Panagiotou (a Cypriot who I'll tell you about later ). I guess getting rid of the unhappy players in the team had a positive affect on morale as we won our first game back 6-0. I had major worries after the game though as Celebic suffered an injury which would keep hime out for 2 months. I then had to play Ian Brown (still love that name ) at left back and the above mentioned Sequeira at right back, praying for no more injuries. I got more injuries in midfield meaning my subs bench was filled with players from the U-18 team. All the money generated by transfers (12mil this season ) sat in the bank as no 'big' players would sign for me (ones from abroad don't want to come obviously and the stars at other Czech clubs always end up moving to other European leagues), only youngsters. The players I had available performed well though and we stayed top until the last week of the season, suffering only one loss to title rivals Sparta Prague. We were 2 points ahead with 2 games to go and we got a big favour as Sparta Prague played before us and only manged a 1-1 draw with relegation threatened Banik Ostrava. That meant a 1-0 win at Jablonec secured a historic first title!!! Victory in our final game plus a defeat for Sparta Prague left us 6 points clear in the end.

    Final Table

    Our first title meant I personally got rewarded with a new 4 year contract and was also named manager of the year. Winning the league, coupled with my earlier cup win, was enough to earn me a place in the hall of fame too. I was also praised by former favourite Petr Cech, which was interesting considering he appeared in my news box throughout the season criticisng my selection of youngsters in the first team.

    A big factor in us winning the title was Panagiotou. The Cypriot spent most of the first part of the season on rotation but became an ever-present after Nilsson left the club. he finished the season with 17 goals, enough to be chosen as the Czech League Best Foreigner. He was also the fans player of the year.

    Season Best XI - good to see lots of average ratings of 7.00+. Aside from Panagiotou, Moravcik and Aliev were vital in the centre of defence. Olsen was key in the AMC position too but at 31, a replacement is needed soon.

    Overall Best XI - no major changes here, just Aliev moving into the 'team'.

    For the season ahead, the board are NOT expandig the stadium for the first time in many years (the capacity is now 17,000 - a long way from the dyas when I started with 2,500!). Instead, they took the wise decision to clear the majority of the clubs debts, reucing them from 8 million to 3 million. We still have 6 million in the bank and a transfer budget of 5million (not that I'll be able to find players worth that much willing to join ).

    Bring on the Champions League!!!

    For your table Gundo:
    Domestic Titles: One
    Club Coefficient: 17.527 (148th)
    Nation Coefficient: 19.792 (18th)

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    Ukrainian First League - Kremin

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    Here's another little screenshot for you guys from my game. I'm not sure how uncommon it is, but I think it's most yellow cards I've seen given out for one play.

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    Originally posted by MikelLUFC:
    Could I see a screenie of Onderka please he sounds good
    I'll upload one tonight for you - he's only been at Strasbourg a couple of months so he won't have changed much. His stats weren't THAT much better than some other strikers in the league, so I assume he must have had an astonishing CA - certainly he scored way many more free kicks (mostly deflected off the wall interestingly) than his FK stat of 10 would have suggested.

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    Hi i think I'll start this, I started in Russia but I can't get a job with any of the promoted teams using the Automatic rep, am I allowed to change or do I have to holiday through to next season and start a new profile?

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    roberto922 You don't have to be offered a job, just retire the manager that was used for the holiday season and then use a new one to take control of whichever team you chose.

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    Originally posted by spotg:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MikelLUFC:
    Could I see a screenie of Onderka please he sounds good
    I'll upload one tonight for you - he's only been at Strasbourg a couple of months so he won't have changed much. His stats weren't THAT much better than some other strikers in the league, so I assume he must have had an astonishing CA - certainly he scored way many more free kicks (mostly deflected off the wall interestingly) than his FK stat of 10 would have suggested. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    The man himself. Being criminally underused in France.

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    Shame he couldn't stay with your club really he would have been better off.

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    That is exactly the prototype of striker I love to buy (and get great success with). Fast, good finishing, heading and composure. He even has my favourite secondary stats like determination, technique and first touch. He would be in any of my teams as a great player

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    I've been getting unbelievably bored with FM lately, and I was recommended this challenge. So I've decided to give it a go. I've opted for Serbia, after a fun Master League campaign with Red Star on PES.

    The team I've picked is Radnicki (K), since it was the first team I came to that had just been promoted. Informed the board I would avoid relegation, but having a look at the squad, there are quite a number of decent players in there so promotion doesn't seem an impossibility.

    My manager screen: here.

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    So, having enjoyed this challenge with an icelandic team in 07, I'm back again, this time as J.R. at the helm of the mighty Dinamo Barnaul of the Russian First division (incidentally one of the clubs actually promoted)

    Dinamo Barnaul hail from the town of Barnaul (surprise surprise) on the Ob river. Apparently it is also a Siberian scientific center and one hell of a plane trip away from any other likely European participants.

    The club has seen former Russian greats such as:

    Gennadi Gusarov - 11 caps, 4 goals for the USSR. Participated in the 1958 and '62 world cups as well being runners up to *dum dum dum* Spain in the 1964 European Nations' Cup.

    Alexey Smertin - 55 caps, 0 goals for Russia. Currently plays for Fulham in the English Premier League. Former Russian captain.

    Thanks Wikipedia.

    Anyways now to the purges!

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    Originally posted by real_betis:
    I've been getting unbelievably bored with FM lately, and I was recommended this challenge. So I've decided to give it a go. I've opted for Serbia, after a fun Master League campaign with Red Star on PES.

    The team I've picked is Radnicki (K), since it was the first team I came to that had just been promoted. Informed the board I would avoid relegation, but having a look at the squad, there are quite a number of decent players in there so promotion doesn't seem an impossibility.

    My manager screen: here.

    And the team information screen: here
    Heh. I think I have Radnicki (K) as a feeder club in my Sencur game, so I'll be cheering you on (if not sending you my prodigies on loan).

    Tonight will see a fairly interesting update from Slovenia. Will I manage to replace Onderka? Can I catch Maribor? Is that European breakthrough on the horizon?

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    Originally posted by real_betis:
    I've been getting unbelievably bored with FM lately, and I was recommended this challenge. So I've decided to give it a go. I've opted for Serbia, after a fun Master League campaign with Red Star on PES.

    The team I've picked is Radnicki (K), since it was the first team I came to that had just been promoted. Informed the board I would avoid relegation, but having a look at the squad, there are quite a number of decent players in there so promotion doesn't seem an impossibility.

    My manager screen: here.

    And the team information screen: here
    Good luck in Serbia. i had a save there on this challenge. my tips would be to try and gain promotion first season, and loads of teams go up 1st year, due to league re-structuring. try and get a big parent club, and raid them for youngsters. i had a link with Red Star, and came in very useful.

    good luck

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    Well have started afresh again with Haukar.

    1st season

    Icelandic Second Division - 1st
    Lower League Cup - Winners
    Icelandic FA Cup - Quater Final

    2nd season

    Icelandic Premier - 2nd
    Upper League Cup - Winners
    Icelandic FA Cup - Quater Final

    3rd Season

    Icelandic Premier - Winners
    Upper League Cup - Semi Final
    Icelandic FA Cup - Quater Final
    UEFA Cup - 1st round proper beat Fenercvcos and Lierse defeted by Benfica

    Had a major problem in the Icelandic Cup. Will post some screen shots later.

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    Originally posted by rlipscombe:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by real_betis:
    I've been getting unbelievably bored with FM lately, and I was recommended this challenge. So I've decided to give it a go. I've opted for Serbia, after a fun Master League campaign with Red Star on PES.

    The team I've picked is Radnicki (K), since it was the first team I came to that had just been promoted. Informed the board I would avoid relegation, but having a look at the squad, there are quite a number of decent players in there so promotion doesn't seem an impossibility.

    My manager screen: here.

    And the team information screen: here
    Good luck in Serbia. i had a save there on this challenge. my tips would be to try and gain promotion first season, and loads of teams go up 1st year, due to league re-structuring. try and get a big parent club, and raid them for youngsters. i had a link with Red Star, and came in very useful.

    good luck </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Cheers mate, I asked for a parent club, but got OFK Beograd, which isn't too bad I guess but I was hoping for Partizan or Red Star. However, despite the fact I have no affiliation with Partizan, they seem to be offering me quite a few decent youngsters on loan, which is handy.

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    Sencur End Of Season Review 2014/15 - Slovenian First Division

    Media Prediction: 3rd
    Board Demands: Europe
    I promise: Europe
    Players Interested: 1885 (up from 1682 the previous season)

    UEFA cup draw is against some nobodies from Belarus, which should pose no problems at all. A new contract is offered for two years, and training facilities are to be upgraded again. Also, another 500 seats are being added to take capacity over 2500. All good stuff.

    Less good is the fact that FIVE of my first team from last season (excluding the already departed Onderka) have contracts due to expire at the end of the season, and are currently uninterested in renewing. I don't need cash nearly so much now, so I'm not going to cash in straight away, but it's a proper concern...

    Obviously can't find anyone nearly as good as Onderka, but we strengthen a little, and dispatch Gomel with ease, whilst starting with a draw at Koper and a heaterning win at home to Maribor, who have lost players and don't look to be nearly as strong.

    We get Stabaek of Norway in the 2Q round. They're all grey and should be beatable. And indeed are, as a 3-0 win in Norway shows. Or perhaps not, as a 4-1 home defeat sends us out. Disgusting. I'm utterly speechless.

    Seven games in, and we are top. Four points clear. Having conceded only two goals. Which is lovely. I've lost one of the five first teamers, as Maribor offer 250k and a decent sell-on clause. The other four will probably go in November unless they agree to sign up before then.

    That lead stretches to ten points after 12 games. There's no-one else in this league to touch us at present, but I still need to decide what to do. Keep the four players who will leave in the summer, or cash in and jeopardise our progress. I have a replacement midfielder coming in January. Perhaps if I can find two more and a defender, I can let them go.

    Cup quarter final day coincides with an international matchday. Ten of my first team squad are available, and that is it. Home to Koper, and they are surely going to win it. But somehow it goes to penalties, and despite only one player with double figures in penaly taking being on the pitch, we go through. Incredible. Ah. There's the karma. One of my "band of four" is out for six months. I can't sell him. Or play him. And he'll probably leave on a free. I'm now rather short on midfielders too.

    I agree to sell two of the four for 750k plus clauses - one, the Bolivian, goes to Botafogo despite his broken leg. And for the money, we get in a major midfielder from rivals Rudar (V) and our former captain agrees to return from Maribor for 275k. Of which we will receive 40%. \o/

    Winter break comes around, and we have 55 points from 21 games. We are 16 (SIXTEEN) points clear of Rudar. And another of the four agrees to go to Gorica for 500k + 40% of future fee. We've now made > 1m from these sales, and have decent replacements for all but one of the four. Who hasn't yet left. Our training facilities are now Adequate. Hoorah!

    And double hoorah! A sell-on clause pays off to the tune of 1.7m as a former defender moves from Zurich to Kobenhavn. We have 4m in the bank. We have a 1.7m transfer budget. Just no-one good to spend it on (sound familiar to anybody?)

    24 games gone, 24 points clear at the top. I think I'll be getting my first crack at the Champions League next season...

    The title is secured on April 4th, with 8 games remaining. Our record at this point is 23-5-0 For 64 Ag 12. A good season! The win takes me to 7th in the Slovenian hall of fame (not much success around here then!), and we can now scout all of Europe!

    Erm. We go out of the cup in the semi to Interblock. 2-2 over the two legs. Two draws. They go through on away goals. That's a little annoying.

    We seem to ease up some once the title is secured, but the Interblock aberrations aside, we keep winning. To the point where we end up winning the league by 30 (THIRTY!) points. With a 29-7-0 For 80 Ag 19 record. 94 points.

    So, to the question of whether I replaced Onderka. Well, I guess you should see for yourselves. Kijanskas. He did okay, but hardly stellar. It was enough to win the First Division player of the season though.

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    Slovenian First Division 1st
    Slovenian Cup - Semi Final

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    Danilo Spotgic

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    Hopes for next season - Same again in the league. Champions League group stages.


    2008-09 Slovenian Second Division 2nd (play-off loss)
    2009-10 Slovenian Second Division CHAMPIONS!
    2010-11 Slovenain First Division 9th (play-off loss)
    2011-12 Slovenian Second Division CHAMPIONS!
    2012-13 Slovenian First Division 6th
    2013-14 Slovenian First Division 2nd
    2014-15 Slovenian First Division CHAMPIONS!


    Sencur Honours Board
    Slovenian Division Two
    2010, 2012

    Slovenian Cup
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    Slovenian Division One
    2015

    European Co-efficients
    Club - 7.774 (260th) +4
    Nation - 17.500 (20th - 1-3-1) +3

    Domestic Titles
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    and my Serbian feeder club is the other Radnicki (NB). Sorry betis

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    Originally posted by spotg:
    and my Serbian feeder club is the other Radnicki (NB). Sorry betis
    Ah You can still cheer me on though

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    Mendrisio-Stabio 2018/19 µEurope Update

    Its been a while since I played much FM after I overdid it a little earlier but I've got through to winter break again so time for a quick update.

    Champions League 3rd Qualifying
    Mendrisio-Stabio 3-0 Mar*timo
    Mar*timo 2-3 Mendrisio-Stabio


    I played this game a long time ago so I don't remember much but it was nice to not have to play so many earlier rounds and we pretty comfortably beat the Portuguese which set up the hardest group I've ever seen despite me being 3rd seed rather than 4th.

    Champions League Group H
    Mendrisio-Stabio 2-1 Espanyol
    Lazio 2-2 Mendrisio-Stabio
    Mendrisio-Stabio 1-2 Olympique Lyonnais
    Olympique Lyonnais 3-3 Mendrisio-Stabio
    Espanyol 2-1 Mendrisio-Stabio
    Mendrisio-Stabio 4-2 Lazio


    You know its going to be a struggle with such big nations especially with Lyon in the mix. We should have beat them in France with a Luka Papez hat trick within 10 minutes but then the Lyon plan became clear with them injuring my star striker befor half time and his replacement 10 minutes later followed by 3 second half goals for the draw. A really annoying defeat against Espanyol left me last place in the group but it was so tight a win would send me through. It was quite epic 1-1 against Lazio at half time, I push everyone forward and grab a 72nd minute goal, revert to normal formation and concede in 77th, back to full on attack, goal in 82nd and 89th minute to send us through on goal difference . Group H (I cut up the image a bit to show all the matches on 1 screen).

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    Has anybody played this in the Ukraine yet? I think I might give it a go.

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    Originally posted by Quacky:
    Mendrisio-Stabio 2018/19 µEurope Update

    Its been a while since I played much FM after I overdid it a little earlier but I've got through to winter break again so time for a quick update.

    Champions League 3rd Qualifying
    Mendrisio-Stabio 3-0 Mar*timo
    Mar*timo 2-3 Mendrisio-Stabio


    I played this game a long time ago so I don't remember much but it was nice to not have to play so many earlier rounds and we pretty comfortably beat the Portuguese which set up the hardest group I've ever seen despite me being 3rd seed rather than 4th.

    Champions League Group H
    Mendrisio-Stabio 2-1 Espanyol
    Lazio 2-2 Mendrisio-Stabio
    Mendrisio-Stabio 1-2 Olympique Lyonnais
    Olympique Lyonnais 3-3 Mendrisio-Stabio
    Espanyol 2-1 Mendrisio-Stabio
    Mendrisio-Stabio 4-2 Lazio


    You know its going to be a struggle with such big nations especially with Lyon in the mix. We should have beat them in France with a Luka Papez hat trick within 10 minutes but then the Lyon plan became clear with them injuring my star striker befor half time and his replacement 10 minutes later followed by 3 second half goals for the draw. A really annoying defeat against Espanyol left me last place in the group but it was so tight a win would send me through. It was quite epic 1-1 against Lazio at half time, I push everyone forward and grab a 72nd minute goal, revert to normal formation and concede in 77th, back to full on attack, goal in 82nd and 89th minute to send us through on goal difference . Group H (I cut up the image a bit to show all the matches on 1 screen).
    Hah, eassssssy group

    Just teasing, well done on getting through it but if you want to see a really tough group I'll be updating tonight with details of an even tougher group. No fairytale ending for me though, we got slaughtered.

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    Originally posted by Thundakowski:
    Has anybody played this in the Ukraine yet? I think I might give it a go.
    SunDevil, just started a game in Ukraine, about 10 posts up.

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    Nice daemonic, I think the thing that really annoyed me was that for the first few seasons I was 4th seed and there would be an easy team like Greek or Russian in 3rd seed. This time I was 3rd seed and my 4th seed is a spanish side.

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    I've just uploaded the screengrabs in preperation for posting an update later. This was my Group Of Death

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    Randaberg IL - Norwegian Tippeligaen 2015 (Season 8) End of season report

    Tippeligaen - Sixth.
    Norwegian Cup - 4th Round.

    I have slowly been plugging away at my Randaberg save game for the last month, mainly because I haven't had the time to hammer it due to me moving house. Anyway I have really enjoyed being back in the Randaberg hotseat, despite the lack of success and have been made to feel really welcome by my two favorite players (more on them later).

    So after a good season just gone, narrowly losing the title to Rosenborg in our first season in the top flight, things felt good as we kicked off the new campaign with more or less the same squad. To be honest there is not a great deal to talk about and was largely a season to forget. I got the usually players wanting out, not my boys Ringstad & Myhre though, they're perfectly happy at the Randaberg Stadion for now. The league finished with us in such a slump of form it was so depressing, we couldn't buy a win as the season closed. The cup saw us crash and burn against First divisjon Tromsø rather disappointingly. And our first venture into Europe and the Uefa Cup ended with us just 35 seconds away from going through to the next round, that was before Israel's Maccabi Netanya scored and dumped us out.

    Player wise there was few worth a mention, so I'll just name two:

    Stian Ringstad - Had a good solid season and again was the clubs top scorer, despite various spells of ill form. Showing awesome loyalty too!

    Per Cristian Myhre - My favorite player of all time on FM/CM. He is just a cracking little player. I think the thing that I like the most is that despite not possessing overly impressive attributes, he still manages to punch above his weight. Had a fairly quite season by his high standard though, I'll be looking for more from him in the 2016 season.

    Will have to add a few new faces though after two or three high profile departures including; Steenslid(capt), Morton Hæsted(less famous than his brother Kristoffer Hæsted ) and Erik Husselklepp. My Norwegian players only policy is making my challenge a little more difficult aswel, in fact I've only had 2 non-Norwegians players play in competive games for us (one was from Iceland and the other Danish) neither are still with the club.

    The adventure so far...

    <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">Year Pos. League Acheivement
    2015 6th Tippeligaen -
    2014 2nd Tippeligaen -
    2013 1st Adeccoligaen - Champions!
    2012 3rd Adeccoligaen - Play-off defeat.
    2011 3rd Adeccoligaen - Play-off defeat.
    2010 5th Adeccoligaen -
    2009 1st 2.divisjon - Champions!
    2008 3rd 2.divisjon -</pre>

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    Mendrisio-Stabio 2018/19 Final Update

    We got knocked out of the cup by St. Gallen and comfortably won the league again to make it 5 in a row. Enough of boring domestic stuff onto the real update.

    Champions League 1st Knockout
    Mendrisio-Stabio 1-0 Ajax
    Ajax 1-1 Mendrisio-Stabio


    Playing a dutch side seemed like fair reward for the evil group I had, it was a tight match with few chances but we got through in the end.

    Champions League Quarter Final
    Valencia 2-2 Mendrisio-Stabio
    Mendrisio-Stabio 4-2 Valencia


    Totally different game to Ajax with shots flying everywhere, I praise the weather for giving me a snowy pitch in Spain, I think that made the difference (along with Luka Papez's 5 goals).

    Champions League Semi Final
    Mendrisio-Stabio 0-1 Milan
    Milan 0-5 Mendrisio-Stabio


    Connoisseurs of my updates might not be so surprised by this result, I've done it before over Milan 4-0. After a tense affair at home I went out with the same all guns blazing tactics and Luka Papez (I love him) blasted home 4 before they knew what hit them at which point I changed back the tactics again before I got eaten in the second half as happened in group stages against Lyon where I went 3-0 up before drawing 3-3.

    Champions League Final
    Mendrisio-Stabio 1-1(3-1p) Arsenal


    Another tight match, they went ahead through a corner and so I changed things up puttin Sifis "The Almighty" Pavlidis on instead of Luka Papez and throwing everyone forward. Living up to his name he scored the equalising goal. I came close to winning it in extra time but with still 1 sub remaining in 119th minute I took off Patrick Bantamoi for Heikki Grönholm his young understudy who actually might be better overall but has exceptional reflexes. The match went to penalties and we were victorious, the first Arsenal miss flying clean over the bar and the next two brilliantly saved by Grönholm. Two inspired substitutions in one match and we win the cup

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    2009/10 Challenge League 5th
    2010/11 Challenge League 2nd
    2011/12 Challenge League 1st
    2012/13 Super League 4th
    2013/14 Super League 2nd
    2014/15 Super League 1st
    2015/16 Super League 1st
    2016/17 Super League 1st + Swiss Cup
    2017/18 Super League 1st + Swiss Cup
    2018/19 Super League 1st

    Europe
    2013/14 Intertoto 2nd Round vs Groningen
    2014/15 UEFA Cup 1st Round vs Racing
    2015/16 Champions League Group stage 3rd - UEFA Cup 2nd Knockout vs Benfica
    2016/17 Champions League 1st Knockout vs Milan
    2017/18 Champions League 1st Knockout vs Porto
    2018/19 Champions League Winners vs Arsenal

    Coefficients
    Mendrisio-Stabio; 29th(+36), 68.058 Switzerland; 15th(+0), 23.542


    I don't know if I will continue on this save after the win, we have some exciting players coming through the youth side but equally I doubt I can keep some of the stars to do it again. I might start up in a different country or something.

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    Awesome stuff Quacky, really well done.

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    Just out of interest, what are the rules on national teams if you are offered a job?

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    I think you can't take a national job until you've completed the challenge.

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    Great job Quacky

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    Quacky Congratulations on completing the challenge.

    I think that you should at least have a crack at defending the Champions League before giving up on the save.

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    FC Bulle - Swiss Super League 2017/18

    Another season of ins and outs as bigger teams unsettled my good players and I cashed in rather than have them moaning and upsetting morale. Best signing of the season turned out to be Jose Silva who was signed as a prospect but forced his way into the team due to some lethal finishing. He has quiet games but when it comes good he can win a game on his own. He finished the season as the Fans Player of the Year.

    European Update
    Second season in the Champions League and we got to bypass the first qualifying round. Second qualifying matched us with Domzale of Slovenia who we dispatched 2 - 1 at home and 3 - 1 in the away leg.
    Next up was Dinamo Kiev. A good 1 - 1 draw away and a 3 - 1 home win meant we were into the group stage for the first time.

    When the draw was made one group had appeared after the first 3 seeds had been drawn that I really wanted to avoid. No one would want to face Barcelona, Arsenal and Lazio, but that was our group
    I didn't expect much and got exactly that.
    Lazio 1 - 0 FC Bulle
    FC Bulle 1 - 3 Barcelona
    Arsenal 2 - 0 FC Bulle
    FC Bulle 1 - 1 Arsenal
    FC Bulle 0 - 1 Lazio
    Barcelona 5 - 1 FC Bulle

    5 defeats and a draw meant we finished rock bottom although only Barcelona really embarassed us. Still, the 3m prize money and 2m TV money was nice.

    European Co-efficients
    FC Bulle - 19.180 (133th up from 190th)
    Switzerland - 18.792 (20th up from 24th)

    Switzerland
    The domestic league was much closer this season with Grasshopper pushing us all the way. There points total would have made them champions in any of the seasons before this one. But we pulled clear in the end and completed a League and Swiss Cup double.

    In other news, finances are healthy thanks to Champions League cash and player sales. We had enough in the bank for the board to decide on a new stadium
    The seasons best 11 shows the goals are nicely spread across the team. When the end of season awards were announced the top 3 young players of the season are all FC Bulle players so the future looks promising, if I can hang onto any of them.

    FC Bulle Trophy Room
    Swiss Champions 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18
    Swiss Cup 2017/18

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    Quacky

    Well done

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    Although I'm new to this, congratulations Quacky on your achievement

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    Can some people give me suggestions for other nice countries to try this in that fit my specifications.

    1. Minimal domestic cups, I hate playing domestic cups forever
    2. Preferably quite a short league season at least in top division, It gets kind of tedious when you're easily the best team.
    3. Preferably no winter break, tends to lead to a lot of fixture congestion either side (happens in Switzerland and Hungary)
    4. No really annoying rules like must have under-21 player in match squad
    5. I'm not too worried about foreign player limits but less limits the better.

    The money from group stages should help you do better next time daemonic, with that group you didn't stand much chance unless you had a team capable of going really far

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    Originally posted by Quacky:
    Can some people give me suggestions for other nice countries to try this in that fit my specifications.

    1. Minimal domestic cups, I hate playing domestic cups forever
    2. Preferably quite a short league season at least in top division, It gets kind of tedious when you're easily the best team.
    3. Preferably no winter break, tends to lead to a lot of fixture congestion either side (happens in Switzerland and Hungary)
    4. No really annoying rules like must have under-21 player in match squad
    5. I'm not too worried about foreign player limits but less limits the better.

    The money from group stages should help you do better next time daemonic, with that group you didn't stand much chance unless you had a team capable of going really far
    Serbia might fit the bill, mate.

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    Originally posted by Quacky:
    Can some people give me suggestions for other nice countries to try this in that fit my specifications.

    1. Minimal domestic cups, I hate playing domestic cups forever
    2. Preferably quite a short league season at least in top division, It gets kind of tedious when you're easily the best team.
    3. Preferably no winter break, tends to lead to a lot of fixture congestion either side (happens in Switzerland and Hungary)
    4. No really annoying rules like must have under-21 player in match squad
    5. I'm not too worried about foreign player limits but less limits the better.
    How are you going to keep your team fit for Europe if you have no cup games and only a few league games? Friendlies?

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    So after playing a whole season, I plan on changing teams and leagues. I had a lot of fun playing in the Ukraine league, but it is not me. Update with new league and team forth coming.

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    I just wanted to say I spent a few hours reading this thread up the other day and I was impressed by Nepenzh and Ann..66 (sorry for butchering your username guys.
    I forgot to post it then so good job people in this thread, it was a good read

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    Originally posted by Quacky:
    Can some people give me suggestions for other nice countries to try this in that fit my specifications.

    1. Minimal domestic cups, I hate playing domestic cups forever
    2. Preferably quite a short league season at least in top division, It gets kind of tedious when you're easily the best team.
    3. Preferably no winter break, tends to lead to a lot of fixture congestion either side (happens in Switzerland and Hungary)
    4. No really annoying rules like must have under-21 player in match squad
    5. I'm not too worried about foreign player limits but less limits the better.

    The money from group stages should help you do better next time daemonic, with that group you didn't stand much chance unless you had a team capable of going really far
    Congrats on winning the Champions League. Great achievement

    Come and join me in the Czech league if you like. It matches your specs except for the winter break part but the league season is short (30 games) so there's no fixture congestion. The cup is straightforward: only 6 rounds, no replays, no extra time even - straight to penalties after 90 mins if necessary!

    The top flight is really competitive too. I regularly find that only a few points seperate several teams at the top most of the time. Plus you have to compete with the rep and financial clout of Sparta Prague.

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    Aye. Winter break aside, Slovenia is good for that.

    36 game league season, and no more than 5 domestic cup matches.

    Three non-EU players in your match-day squad (in the top flight), but no limit on how many you can sign.

    Only slight issue is it takes 10 years to gain Slovenian nationality, and I've not yet been able to get an EU feeder to short-cut that.

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    I've played in Serbia and Slovenia before so I think I'll give Czech Republic a go. Fire Bracelet its hard to keep your team fit for Europe when you play 3/4 games a week with some huge squad rotation, thats what I mean by those preferences.

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    Originally posted by Quacky:
    I've played in Serbia and Slovenia before so I think I'll give Czech Republic a go. Fire Bracelet its hard to keep your team fit for Europe when you play 3/4 games a week with some huge squad rotation, thats what I mean by those preferences.
    Good man!

    One word of warning though: You may have to reload from before the restart date a few times. When I was setting the game up, a lot of the 'B' teams of 1st Division teams were coming up and they are unplayable obviously. I went with Blsany because they were the only non-'B' team to come up after 3 or 4 attempts. If you don't fancy Blsany, you may have to reoload a few more times to get another club.

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    2 things very quickly:

    Quacky - big congratulations. proves that it can be done there!

    Gundo - good to see the Randaberg save alive again. i was missing your gushing over Ringstad and Myhre... maybe it'll inspire me to dust off my KFUM Oslo save at some point.

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    FK Radnicki Kragujevac - 08/09

    Media Prediction: 18th
    Final Position: 1st

    So, I've finished my first season with Radnicki (K) and what a good, but at times frustrating and rather nervy, season it was. I was quite pleased in terms of transfers, mainly due to the fact Partizan offered me the majority of their reserve side on loan - which truly helped. Infact, my star player was a loanee by the name of Milos Zivanovic. His 32 league goals propelled us into winning the league and I will definitely be looking to sign him permanently or on loan again next season. I also signed Marko Perovic and Jovanovic for 50k each, which meant I had to adjust my budgets, and this ultimately put me in a bit of debt, but it was worth it since Perovic is by far the best player in my squad and one of the stars of the season along with Ostojic my other winger.

    The league was bloody tight though, as you can see from the screenshot and we won on the results we got against Borac, a draw and a win - my board were 'ecstatic' with the win though. Very lucky indeed, especially since my defence was rather poor, and every time we took a lead the other team would usually equalise. I have my attack to thank for winning us the league, as I think we only kept around 5 clean sheets all season and if not for my decent attack, we'd have been consigned to relegation or thereabouts. So, if we have any chance of survival next season, I'm going to have to bring some defenders in. Whether or not they'll be willing to join us is another question. However, being in the Super League will mean we can make the most of our 21,000 seater stadium, which only seems to be attracting 1000 fans at most at the moment - which is predictable, of course.

    Awards: Player of the Season - Zivanovic, Top Goalscorer - Zivanovic - 32 goals, Manager of the Season - Niallkov Marshallic, Team of the Season

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