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6 hours ago, ManUtd1 said:

His name honestly could not be better.  I wish I'd come up with it :lol:

I may steal it next year!

Haha :p. I find myself pronouncing his surname 'Harper' for ease. There was a Hampus Lindgren regen, but he was such an awful fitness coach I couldn't bring myself to sign him.

5 hours ago, hasdgfas said:

Rick! What a name!

 

Also, well done in Spain! I look forward to reading about the struggles of Sweden!

I'm sure Rick's full name was something like Ricardo Teixeira dos Santos and he was around 22 yo so was unlucky losing all his hair already!

Cheers, it's been a struggle so far.

8 hours ago, BoxToBox said:

Both of them?!

 

Seriously though, seems like an interesting choice, I like clubs with a bit of history like that.

Getting crowds of 200+ which is HUGE for this level :lol:. Yeah I do like a club with a bit of a history or twist. 

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2017 Mid-season Update

Results

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We actually started pretty well, but after than catastrophic 5-0 loss followed by 6-5 loss from 5-0 up our form took a turn for the worse. We had our own little come back in the final game before the half way point, winning 5-3 from 3-2 down. Hopefully it will be a turning point for us.

League Table

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12 points from 13 games is poor and we are rightfully in a relegation scrap. As it stands, we'd be going into a relegation play-off. I'm pleased that we managed to get a point against FC Gute, who are running away with the league at the moment.

Players

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It doesn't look great, but we've got 3 players who have been doing okay:

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Nwapa has been a creative force on the wings and bags a brace against Eskilstuna City to register his first goals.

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Petkovic's reasonable pace has made him an asset in our back line.

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Yildirim is our top scorer and we will be reliant on him to win us points.

 

 

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2017 Youth Intake

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A couple of players are first team ready, one as a star player.

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Torabi looks decent. He's got pace, work rate, determination and decisions. He should excel for us at this level.

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We're lacking in the DM department and Suer brings good mental attributes which is a breath of fresh air.

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3 minutes ago, smp20 said:

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End of season Update...

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Oh dear :( :( :(. Well that was awful

Back to the drawing board. Will see if I can take on one of the newly promoted sides.

It's not awful, but not very happy with the sacking at all!:(

I hope you might restart or go for another team.

I think I will wait and see who will be the new manager of IFK Stockholm?

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8 minutes ago, smp20 said:

Just had the most brutal post-sacking media interview :seagull:

That's the worst part of being sacked! Will you stay in Sweden or go to another nation for a while. I hope you probably the hate the hatest sacks of all time.

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23 minutes ago, nextqprmanager said:

Its a fall from Grace beating the likes of Barca & RM

You are human !

Different worlds though - its very tough to take

Best move on

Yes it is a very different world from where I was not so long ago! I'm moving on. Quickly

23 minutes ago, sherwinriga said:

That's the worst part of being sacked! Will you stay in Sweden or go to another nation for a while. I hope you probably the hate the hatest sacks of all time.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to stay on in Sweden

19 minutes ago, nextqprmanager said:

Was it the food ?

I wish that could be a valid excuse...

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2 minutes ago, sherwinriga said:

I will wait to see who is the new manager of IFK Stockholm in the next season? Probably your biggest enemy or your new rival?

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This is the new man at IFK Stockholm, though as they've been relegated to the non-playable leagues I won't be facing them any time soon!

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Chapter 2: AFK Linkoping

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So I've been handed a second chance in Sweden. This time with well supported (well, they've sold 260 season tickets...) AFK Linkoping. The club were formed in 2012 and have appeared in the Swedish 4th tier once in 2015.

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We've got a fierce rivalry with Linkoping City, who annoyingly have been moved to a different division this season. We will face BK Derby though.

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A much better starting point than with IFK Stockholm. The squad does look better too at first glance, though we're lacking in full-backs.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, nextqprmanager said:

I was joking, but you may be their club enemy?

Neil Warnock apparently hates me, but I don`t know why?

According to the post-sacking interview, the fans basically hated me :p

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31 minutes ago, sherwinriga said:

I hope you made the right choice of trying to make AFK Linkoping a better team in a different group. Hampus should a better man than before.

Fingers crossed :thup:

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8 minutes ago, nextqprmanager said:

That`s a bit worrying - I am just about to use the Saachi

ps. Aliyu seems unfortable at CF-Su 

To be fair, it didn't work because the players just didn't fit the system at all. I was too stubborn to change anything.

I tend to ignore those role suitability pie charts. I feel that a CF/AF combo works best in this style and I wouldn't change CF for another role.

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Very slowly reading through this as I play, and just wanted to say it's a good read and a bold challenge. 

I know I could never do it, I've spent about 5 IRL years on my current FM11 save with no end in sight. I'll never understand how people play through seasons so quickly. :D

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36 minutes ago, SOStriker said:

Very slowly reading through this as I play, and just wanted to say it's a good read and a bold challenge. 

I know I could never do it, I've spent about 5 IRL years on my current FM11 save with no end in sight. I'll never understand how people play through seasons so quickly. :D

Cheers @SOStriker - glad you are enjoying it :). Got plenty of time on my hands at the moment, won't be the case when I'm back at work!

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2018 Mid-Season Update

Results

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This pleases me a lot :D. I thought I was doomed in Sweden, but this is a fantastic start with Linkoping. The 4-2 loss against Smedby was a baffling one; we had 4 CCC / 4 HC to their 1 CCC / 2 HC and also 13 shots on target to 4!

League Table

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Don't jinx it, but we're 5 points clear and looking good for promotion at this rate.

Players

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This is much better viewing than this time last year with IFK Stockholm. Plenty of players with 7+ average rating. Here's the 3 stars of the side:

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Junus plays as our box-to-box midfielder and he just links everything together. He regularly exceeds 100 passes a game and has broke forward beyond the strikers to score some nice goals.

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Aliyu is our goal machine, smashing in a goal a game.

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Jonsson has provided both goals and assists from our right hand side and he's been decent defensively too.

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3 hours ago, smp20 said:

Hampus is as good as it gets for this level. In Hampus we trust :brock:

#HIsForHampus #ThatsGoodEnoughForMe

Brutal run at IFK Stockholm, but I love the kit/badge for AFK Linkoping!  That 6-5 score doesn't surprise me all that much...I remember goals from the halfway line, the ball just being lumped in, sailing over the keeper's head, etc.

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15 hours ago, ManUtd1 said:

#HIsForHampus #ThatsGoodEnoughForMe

Brutal run at IFK Stockholm, but I love the kit/badge for AFK Linkoping!  That 6-5 score doesn't surprise me all that much...I remember goals from the halfway line, the ball just being lumped in, sailing over the keeper's head, etc.

Yeah AFK Linkoping seem like a good fit - a new club though only formed in 2012 so there's history to make! There's been plenty of bonkers goals, but even in Sweden I wouldn't expect to lose a game when you're 5-0 up with just 35 minutes left :lol:

10 hours ago, enigmatic said:

I take it none of your Swedish players will repeat Zarzo's impressive feat of staying with you from the lowest playable division to Champions League success :D  

Oooh yes I should have made a bigger deal of that! Not only did he make it, he did it in style by scoring in the CL final, getting into the CL dream team and captaining the side. He always kept up with the pace, despite his less than desirable mental attributes.

You're right, it's unlikely that any of this rabble will make it all the way through, but let's not rule it out yet :brock:

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An excellent first season with AFK, promotion never looked in doubt.

Results

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Only a couple of blips against Haninge, who were in 2nd place at the time, and my old nemesis Aspudden-Tellus.

League Table

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A convincing title win in the end by 10 points. Onwards and upwards :)

Facilities

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No changes here yet.

Finances

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We've been on a slow decline all season, hopefully next season, with similar outgoings but (again hopefully) more coming in we should be closer to breaking even.

Transfers

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These all happened before I arrived. I'm glad they did get in Ajakpoloho :p.

Best 11

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AFK Top 5

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Aliyu has been our player of the season, bagging 22 goals and 10 assists.

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Jonsson has done very well in both scoring and providing from our right hand side.

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Junus is our best player and has excelled in the box-to-box midfielder role.

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Lindstrom took a while to hit form but did really well in the 2nd half of the season, becoming our 2nd top scorer.

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Beurling has been our rock in the centre of the back 3.

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