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Just now, Jogo Bonito said:

Thanks very much mate. Can you re-name the thread 'Any clubs outside the big five leagues in Europe' - that would be a much snappier title ;) 

Did you read the first few posts about people moaning about what the top 5 leagues are lol.

I will change it now just for you lol.

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Just now, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Did you read the first few posts about people moaning about what the top 5 leagues are lol.

I will change it now just for you lol.

I did mate. But just like with African wildlife and safaris, there is no disputing the 'big five'. Beyond that is more subjective!

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Just now, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Yeah I have changed it now to make it easier for others.

Good man, cheers. Hopefully the Swiss, Belgian, Dutch, Portuguese, Austrian, Hungarian and even lower level managers (like Scots) might join in :lol:

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27 minutes ago, Jogo Bonito said:

Good man, cheers. Hopefully the Swiss, Belgian, Dutch, Portuguese, Austrian, Hungarian and even lower level managers (like Scots) might join in :lol:

I love that you have picked my club ;)

Being from Aarhus, Denmark, I will follow you closely... Do not let me down! :p 

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One of the reasons for taking the AGF job was to manage left-back Casper Hojer - so a new contract was sealed for him within the first few days

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As this being written retrospectively, I'll run through the transfers made in and out (and some other deals that didn't happen)

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27th August 2020 - a failed move for Bahrain international striker Yusuf as he rejected the contract to seal a £175k transfer

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First through the door were a couple of young Norwegian players Ole Martin Kolskogen and Henrik Udahl (both as future prospects) in early September

But the first team was boosted on 16th September 2020 when young Peruvian talent Yuriel Celi arrived for just £16.25k from his homeland

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One day later, American centre-back Chris Richards arrived on loan from Bayern Munich for the season

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And on 19th September 2020, the free transfer signing of Senegal defensive midfielder Ousseynou Cavin Diagne followed

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The last signing of the this transfer window was on 28th September 2020 when the club paid £700k on a rookie striker that broke their transfer record

This was a real gamble as the kid was very raw and was going to have a fair amount of expectation placed on his shoulders for goals

The deal was paused whilst other targets were sounded out, but they didn't come off and so the risk was taken

With a work permit granted, it was time to welcome Al Hassan Toure to the club from Adelaide United after a one-month loan to allow the Aussie side to find a replacement

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A deal for Australian winger Chris Ikonomidis (£575k from Perth Glory) was aborted at the last minute due to his appearance-based wage hike demands  

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But a loan signing the club would have loved to complete unfortunately failed due to a rejected work permit

Ukraine striker Vladyslav Supriaha would have been a marvellous asset at £700 p/w wages, but apparently he needed to be earning £750 p/w to get his permit

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Leaving the club during this period were ex-captain Niklas Backman (£275k to Oostende) and midfielder Mustafa Amini (£170k to FC Midtjylland)

The former was over 30 and a bit slow for my liking in central defence, whilst the latter was decent but earning by far the highest wage (over £7000 p/w)

Amini was only on a short-term contract until the end of December anyway, so cashing in was economically sensible

However, if anyone was upset to see the club captain moved on, a staff appointment of a club favourite might have eased the mood

He may not have the best attributes, but the return of Marc Rieper on 30th August 2020 would have gone down well anyway

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16 minutes ago, Gungner said:

I love that you have picked my club ;)

Being from Aarhus, Denmark, I will follow you closely... Do not let me down! :p 

Ah, that's cool then. So you approve of the club choice and manager name then! You may not agree with my preferences on the players of course.

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On 5th January 2021 there was a flurry of activity at the club, with two more new arrivals and one departure

The man leaving AGF was defender Frederik Tingager who joined fellow Superliga side OB for £275k

Inward bound was aforementioned winger Ikonomidis, now available for £250k and reduced wage demands from Perth Glory

And finally, the rest of the budget was blown on another rookie striker, this time one from Denmark though

Max Fenger had scored 5 in 13 for OB last season, and whilst £975k was a big fee to pay it is hoped the teenager will be a good investment in time

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Leaving a few days later was Bror Blume who had been marginalised at the club in the first half of the season

The Dane left for £250k to join Molde in Norway as the younger players were showing signs that he would not be missed

It was still felt that a real top quality striker could make a big difference, and here is one that caused some considerable deliberation

Raphael Dwamena almost joined Brighton in 2017 but failed a medical due to a heart condition being detected

He then moved to Spain but had to stop playing late in 2019 when more concerns arose over his health

He was told to retire but made a comeback after having heart surgery - until again his career was stopped for good in 2020

A deal was done and a medical was passed (we must remember to fire the club doctor) for a pre-contract move in the summer of 2021

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But we couldn't shift the thought that this was wrong, and we pulled out of the transfer the next day citing the reasons why below

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Not every change to staff has been talked about, but we mutually terminated the contract of our Assistant Manager on 25th November 2020

And in his place Kenneth Perez was appointed - a man with a stack of good experience at top clubs in Denmark and Holland (including Ajax)

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In addition, Kim Hansen and Mark Strudal also came in to perform roles as First Team Coaches

Henrik Bogvad (Head Physio) and Janne Moller (Goalkeeping Coach) also joined the staff

For the other teams, Cato Andre Hansen (B Team Manager) and Erik Hoftun as B Team Assistant Manager were both hired

Rene Petersen was added as a B Team Coach and Martin Laursen arrived as Under 19's Assistant Manager 

Johan Elmander got the job as new Chief Scout whilst Rene Henriksen, Dan Eggen, Admir Hamzagic, Jorgen Larsen and Marcelo Jose Teixeira all serve as regular Scouts

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1 hour ago, Jogo Bonito said:

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One of the reasons for taking the AGF job was to manage left-back Casper Hojer - so a new contract was sealed for him within the first few days

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As this being written retrospectively, I'll run through the transfers made in and out (and some other deals that didn't happen)

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27th August 2020 - a failed move for Bahrain international striker Yusuf as he rejected the contract to seal a £175k transfer

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First through the door were a couple of young Norwegian players Ole Martin Kolskogen and Henrik Udahl (both as future prospects) in early September

But the first team was boosted on 16th September 2020 when young Peruvian talent Yuriel Celi arrived for just £16.25k from his homeland

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One day later, American centre-back Chris Richards arrived on loan from Bayern Munich for the season

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And on 19th September 2020, the free transfer signing of Senegal defensive midfielder Ousseynou Cavin Diagne followed

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The last signing of the this transfer window was on 28th September 2020 when the club paid £700k on a rookie striker that broke their transfer record

This was a real gamble as the kid was very raw and was going to have a fair amount of expectation placed on his shoulders for goals

The deal was paused whilst other targets were sounded out, but they didn't come off and so the risk was taken

With a work permit granted, it was time to welcome Al Hassan Toure to the club from Adelaide United after a one-month loan to allow the Aussie side to find a replacement

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A deal for Australian winger Chris Ikonomidis (£575k from Perth Glory) was aborted at the last minute due to his appearance-based wage hike demands  

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But a loan signing the club would have loved to complete unfortunately failed due to a rejected work permit

Ukraine striker Vladyslav Supriaha would have been a marvellous asset at £700 p/w wages, but apparently he needed to be earning £750 p/w to get his permit

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Leaving the club during this period were ex-captain Niklas Backman (£275k to Oostende) and midfielder Mustafa Amini (£170k to FC Midtjylland)

The former was over 30 and a bit slow for my liking in central defence, whilst the latter was decent but earning by far the highest wage (over £7000 p/w)

Amini was only on a short-term contract until the end of December anyway, so cashing in was economically sensible

However, if anyone was upset to see the club captain moved on, a staff appointment of a club favourite might have eased the mood

He may not have the best attributes, but the return of Marc Rieper on 30th August 2020 would have gone down well anyway

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Some awesome signings there Jogo. Especially Yuri Celi who looks like an wonderkid in the making. I hope he does well for you.

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3 minutes ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

  

Some awesome signings there Jogo. Especially Yuri Celi who looks like an wonderkid in the making. I hope he does well for you.

Thanks mate. Celi is an exceptional talent and already a regular starter at AMC in my 4231.

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And so, there were two more signings made a couple of months later as we looked to add some depth and cover from the free agent pool just to see us through the rest of the season

Morten Beck (who would be used as right back understudy only) and Martin Hasek (central midfielder) arrived on 8th March 2021 and both are squad players

It had always been a plan to sign a lower league Danish player and Beck ticked that box, whilst the Czech had some pretty good attributes and career stats

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Well a few posts back it was mentioned that AGF would compete in the Europa League qualifiers

Unfortunately that didn't last long at all, despite edging past La Fiorita of San Marino 1-0 in the opening round

The luck of the draw was not kind, and Tottenham Hotspur were pitted against us in Round 2 

Kane and Bale scored two each as we were dumped out 4-1 in early September

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So how have we been getting on otherwise? Well, not too bad generally

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Here are the details as we reach the split after the 22 games of the Preliminary Phase are completed

Whilst it might look good, the graph shows that our average position has been 4th/5th and only a few weeks ago did we climb to 2nd for the first time

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And the league table which shows three of us tied on 40 points, some way behind the leaders and clear favourites from the capital city

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So we now have a couple of weeks to prepare for the 10-match Championship Group series, which starts on 1st April 2021

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On 27/11/2020 at 14:39, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Players Worth Looking At For Your Teams

Albert Sambi Lokonga - Starts At Anderlecht In Season 1

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Pedro Nuno - Starts At Moreirense In Season 1

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You can get Pedro Nuno on a free transfer in January in 1st season.

Lukas Nmecha - Starts on Loan at  Anderlecht - Man City are his parent club

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You can get him on a free transfer in January 1st season.

Isak Pettersson - Starts at IFK Norrkoping FK in Season 1

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Can be signed on a free transfer on January in 1st season.

 

 

It seems like Isak Pettersson may have random PA?
I started a save as Anderlecht, and approached him. He wanted to be Star Player.
In a second save,  he wanted back-up.  That's a pretty big leap. However, both times my scouts has said he would be a quality signing. 

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As the Danish top flight split in to two groups of six after 22 league games, it was time to test ourselves against the best sides over 10 games 

With all points carried forward, we were 2nd but ahead of two other sides only on goal difference

But as you can see, the form was largely good and we managed to win seven (with two draws and just one defeat) in this series of games

Included in this was home and away wins over the champions from the capital, helping us to cut the final gap to six points by the close

That delivers Champions League football to Aarhus (qualifying stage anyway) which is a great achievement after just one season

We lost in the Semi Final of the DBU Pokalen on away goals to Brondby, who went on to win the Cup Final

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Here are the final standings of the Championship Group (was unable to get the full table showing)

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And here is a quick summary of the season including performance graph, best player stats, team stats and financial position

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Here is a run down of the players who served us during the season (across all competitions) 

Al Hassan Toure hit a purple patch when given a few more chances at the end of the season, which was pleasing to see and he always looked lively when on the pitch

What was surprising (in a bad way) was the lack of assists from the wingers who were always playing in advanced positions

They scored enough and contributed (particularly Gift Links), but it fell on my attacking left-back and set-piece specialist to create the majority of goals

Central defender Chris Richards was always reliable, target man Patrick Mortensen did quite well, and Yuriel Celi was superb in the No. 10 role

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Here are the player stats, showing our best team and our usual 4231 formation

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And the end of season player awards, with key man Casper Hojer rightly voted best player by the fans

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And finally a brief commercial summary showing the numbers there

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1 hour ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Oh I can't post any screenshots as that save was ages ago and I deleted it ages a go. Sorry.

Yeah, I just saw in was in November... oh well. 
I know you change saves like the rest of us changes underwear, but I was hoping there was a small  chance :p

Cheers though. 

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21 minutes ago, Jogo Bonito said:

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As the Danish top flight split in to two groups of six after 22 league games, it was time to test ourselves against the best sides over 10 games 

With all points carried forward, we were 2nd but ahead of two other sides only on goal difference

But as you can see, the form was largely good and we managed to win seven (with two draws and just one defeat) in this series of games

Included in this was home and away wins over the champions from the capital, helping us to cut the final gap to six points by the close

That delivers Champions League football to Aarhus (qualifying stage anyway) which is a great achievement after just one season

We lost in the Semi Final of the DBU Pokalen on away goals to Brondby, who went on to win the Cup Final

1038929842_AGFFixtures1.3.png.1304b98a321d899d18fb0aac6647cf0a.png

Here are the final standings of the Championship Group (was unable to get the full table showing)

888415020_3FSuperligatableseason1.thumb.png.f6383dd579443b40d538995f0088aa07.png

And here is a quick summary of the season including performance graph, best player stats, team stats and financial position

1653454913_AGFprogress1.2.thumb.png.4ed5fa19cb7d63dbe458d0bd1b504acd.png

Here is a run down of the players who served us during the season (across all competitions) 

Al Hassan Toure hit a purple patch when given a few more chances at the end of the season, which was pleasing to see and he always looked lively when on the pitch

What was surprising (in a bad way) was the lack of assists from the wingers who were always playing in advanced positions

They scored enough and contributed (particularly Gift Links), but it fell on my attacking left-back and set-piece specialist to create the majority of goals

Central defender Chris Richards was always reliable, target man Patrick Mortensen did quite well, and Yuriel Celi was superb in the No. 10 role

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Here are the player stats, showing our best team and our usual 4231 formation

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And the end of season player awards, with key man Casper Hojer rightly voted best player by the fans

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And finally a brief commercial summary showing the numbers there

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I applaud you for taking my team into the CL... Would never happen in real life :p

We have a joke in Aarhus, that as soon as AGF wins their first league match, everyone thinks they'll win the Champions League xD
I comes from the fans never giving up, despite the team disapointing us for year after year (latest trophy was in 1996), but with a great UEFA Cup run to follow. 

A cup final and a third place finish in recent years, has however restored faith amongst the fans.  In real life, we're currently 3rd after 13 games.

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41 minutes ago, Gungner said:

I applaud you for taking my team into the CL... Would never happen in real life :p

We have a joke in Aarhus, that as soon as AGF wins their first league match, everyone thinks they'll win the Champions League xD
I comes from the fans never giving up, despite the team disapointing us for year after year (latest trophy was in 1996), but with a great UEFA Cup run to follow. 

A cup final and a third place finish in recent years, has however restored faith amongst the fans.  In real life, we're currently 3rd after 13 games.

Thanks, yes I was hoping you would be happy with that! It was achieved with only Richards and Celi regular starters from my new signings, so 9 of the best X1 are yours.

You say it would never happen, but you finished 3rd last year and are 3rd this year - I only went one place better than that!

Just how good is Casper Hojer? From the clips I have seen he looks a really good player (and his FM stats seem to agree with that). He was the inspiration for me to take AGF on.

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3 minutes ago, Jogo Bonito said:

Thanks, yes I was hoping you would be happy with that! It was achieved with only Richards and Celi regular starters from my new signings, so 9 of the best X1 are yours.

You say it would never happen, but you finished 3rd last year and are 3rd this year - I only went one place better than that!

Just how good is Casper Hojer? From the clips I have seen he looks a really good player (and his FM stats seem to agree with that). He was the inspiration for me to take AGF on.

Casper Højer is amazing... It's only a matter of time before he goes abroad. His left foot really fires some canonballs.

Fun fact: He's the son of former Denmark striker Steffen Højer :)

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2 minutes ago, Gungner said:

Casper Højer is amazing... It's only a matter of time before he goes abroad. His left foot really fires some canonballs.

Fun fact: He's the son of former Denmark striker Steffen Højer :)

He needs it to happen sooner rather than later if he wants to do that, otherwise the chance will probably pass him by. It's a lovely thing to see a thunderous left foot like that in a full-back.

I saw he was the son of 'Mr Viborg'. I like fun facts :lol:

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Started a save as Anderlecht a few days ago... It's going well. A little too well. 
Although the season is just getting started, I'm feeling extremely confident.

Two signings made, Matias Arezo and Isak Pettersson. Both will join us on January 1st. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Gungner said:

Started a save as Anderlecht a few days ago... It's going well. A little too well. 
Although the season is just getting started, I'm feeling extremely confident.

Two signings made, Matias Arezo and Isak Pettersson. Both will join us on January 1st. 

 

 

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Are you playing Guindo?

 Also tie down any of your really good players to contracts with big release clauses as you will make good money off them

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2 hours ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Are you playing Guindo?

 Also tie down any of your really good players to contracts with big release clauses as you will make good money off them

No, Nmecha is on fire, so he's playing. 

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23 minutes ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Yeah he was awesome for me at Anderlecht. Try sign him on a permanent deal when you can and also take a look at his brother who is also very good.

That is my plan! He's too good to let go!

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Just now, Gungner said:

That is my plan! He's too good to let go!

Yeah I can't remember how much I paid for him but I had him on loan for at least 2-3 seasons so just keep loaning him if you can't afford to buy him outright.

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17 minutes ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Yeah I can't remember how much I paid for him but I had him on loan for at least 2-3 seasons so just keep loaning him if you can't afford to buy him outright.

He's in his last year of contract with City. My hope is they don't renew his contract. 

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35 minutes ago, Gungner said:

He's in his last year of contract with City. My hope is they don't renew his contract. 

Yeah I just checked and I signed him for £1.3m but that was in season 2 so I assume his contract was close to expiring then.

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5 hours ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Yeah I just checked and I signed him for £1.3m but that was in season 2 so I assume his contract was close to expiring then.

It expires after season one... He must have signed a new one in your save. 

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1 hour ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Yeah or maybe the £1.3m was his compensation and I must of signed him in January to come in the summer of Season 2.

His contract always runs out after season one. So if you bought him, you must not have noticed or City renewed it. 

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Currently playing a "Rest of the World" Journeyman save and am in South Africa with the Jomo Cosmos of Johannesburg and it is 2024. This after stints with Chennai City FC of India and Rangers (HK) of Hong Kong.

It is fun seeing players like Tom Barkhuisen of Preston return and play for the Keizer Chiefs.

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On 15/01/2021 at 21:13, gooseta said:

I've just started a save with Ferencváros in Hungary, with the aim of bringing Hungary's league coefficient up to par with the top leagues in Europe. Something like the San Marino challenge, but with a bigger country. I'm not sure how long it's going to take but I'm pretty excited about making the nation better and improving the quality of youth generated in the country too

Save going well so far, about 2/3rds through the season, 17W 5D 1L in the league, on an 11 match winning streak, and 15 points ahead of 2nd place. Did pretty poorly in Europe, got knocked out in the 2nd qualifying round of the champions league, and then the playoff to make the group stage of the europa league was lost as well. Not too dissapointed, though, as it is only my first season and at that point team cohesion & tactical familiarity were still pretty low and I hadn't figured out how I wanted to play yet. Currently play a high-tempo, attacking, direct, style and we're banging in the goals, 24 in our last 9 games.

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On 20/01/2021 at 02:46, Hootieleece said:

Currently playing a "Rest of the World" Journeyman save and am in South Africa with the Jomo Cosmos of Johannesburg and it is 2024. This after stints with Chennai City FC of India and Rangers (HK) of Hong Kong.

It is fun seeing players like Tom Barkhuisen of Preston return and play for the Keizer Chiefs.

Sounds interesting man, are you blogging it anywhere?

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14 hours ago, karanhsingh said:

Sounds interesting man, are you blogging it anywhere?

I'm not blogging it anywhere....and it is on hold, because I have returned to France with GF38!

You can find the new save in Career Updates.

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So... Gone with Anderlecht, and it's going... well, I suppose. The finances are awfull, and we're currently £20 million in the red, and counting. We need to make the Champions League this year!

In the league, it's pretty much a two-team race, with Club Brügge going insane, scoring 4 or 5 goals a match. Only made one signing, a young american on a free transfer. 

Three players coming in on January 1st: Matias Arezo £1,6 mil, Isak Pettersson Free, Sigurd Grønli Free

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1 hour ago, Gungner said:

So... Gone with Anderlecht, and it's going... well, I suppose. The finances are awfull, and we're currently £20 million in the red, and counting. We need to make the Champions League this year!

In the league, it's pretty much a two-team race, with Club Brügge going insane, scoring 4 or 5 goals a match. Only made one signing, a young american on a free transfer. 

Three players coming in on January 1st: Matias Arezo £1,6 mil, Isak Pettersson Free, Sigurd Grønli Free

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Good luck with Anderlecht. Finances will get better as long as you buy low and and sell high like you will probably do with Arezo and Gronil.

By the way Guindo turns into a really good striker and also tie down Yari Verschaeren to a long term contract with a big minimum fee release clause as he went to Bayern for a lot of money in my save.

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2 minutes ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Good luck with Anderlecht. Finances will get better as long as you buy low and and sell high like you will probably do with Arezo and Gronil.

By the way Guindo turns into a really good striker and also tie down Yari Verschaeren to a long term contract with a big minimum fee release clause as he went to Bayern for a lot of money in my save.

Yeah, Guindo is getting some games off the bench, as Nmecha is simply superb atm., with 14 goals in 12 matches. And I do plan on eventually selling Verschaeren and Arezo for big bucks. 

Luckily, 95% of the transfers I have my eye on in the summer, is gonna be free, as they have contract expiry in the summer of 2021. So hopefully, I can keep the money spending at a minimum and sell a few off for some hopefully big money. And I really hope I can overthrow Club Brügge, as finishing second would mean qualifying matches for the CL against some big teams. 

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1 minute ago, Gungner said:

Yeah, Guindo is getting some games off the bench, as Nmecha is simply superb atm., with 14 goals in 12 matches. And I do plan on eventually selling Verschaeren and Arezo for big bucks. 

Luckily, 95% of the transfers I have my eye on in the summer, is gonna be free, as they have contract expiry in the summer of 2021. So hopefully, I can keep the money spending at a minimum and sell a few off for some hopefully big money. And I really hope I can overthrow Club Brügge, as finishing second would mean qualifying matches for the CL against some big teams. 

Yeah just be weary that even though they are free transfers they will still cost the club in wages, signing on fees etc. I assume you knew this anyway but just saying just in case.

Nmecha was immense for me and I managed to sign him on a permanent deal. Also try sign his brother who is also very good.

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9 minutes ago, Ewan0404 said:

I have just started a game as my hometown Cowdenbeath in League Two in Scotland. I was going to create a Scottish thread but may as well start in here. 

You might get some people interested in managing in Scotland if you do your own thread at some point buddy. Obviously post in here if you don't want the hassle of making one and good luck with Cowdenbeath.

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2 hours ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Yeah just be weary that even though they are free transfers they will still cost the club in wages, signing on fees etc. I assume you knew this anyway but just saying just in case.

Nmecha was immense for me and I managed to sign him on a permanent deal. Also try sign his brother who is also very good.

He's my  number one target, but both Club Brügge and Benfica are interested in him... So I might not get him. 

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1 minute ago, Gungner said:

He's my  number one target, but both Club Brügge and Benfica are interested in him... So I might not get him. 

If you don't get him then go for his brother or look at Y.Demir from Rapid Vienna.

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31 minutes ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

If you don't get him then go for his brother or look at Y.Demir from Rapid Vienna.

His brother is not a striker though.

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Aberdeen Season One

I have decided that my latest challenge will be to try and break the Old Firm dominance in Scotland. They are the third most successful club in Scotland having won the top flight 4 times but not since 1985. They have also won 13 domestic cups to go along with the 1983 UEFA Cup Winners Cup that they won with Alex Ferguson at the helm.

Below are the trophies won under Sir Alex.

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So all in all I have some big boots to fill.

I will get my transfer news up soon.

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I inherited a pretty good squad at the start of the game and didn't think I needed to make any real transfers apart from signing a striker as our main striker Cosgrove is out injured for the first few months of the season.

We brought in Jón Daði Böðvarsson on a year long loan deal with an option to buy from Millwall.

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We begin the season with no real pre season as we have the Europa League qualifiers to contend with as shown below.

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We were unlucky to lose out in the 3rd qualifying round, losing 14-13 on penalties.

I will do another update shortly at the end of the January transfer window.

 

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