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[FM21] A right Royal mess. Scandinavian Journeyman save starting in Faroe Islands. Very biased towards Youth Development. Possibly 100% #YouthOnly


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8 hours ago, Dereka said:

Seems like your son's Personality changed quite a bit, from Balanced to Spineless to Low Self Belief. What do you think happened?

Brilliant shout! :applause:

I hadn't actually noticed. I will have a look and get back to you on that. :thup:

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1 hour ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

Does this make sense to anyone? :idiot:

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The 2nd bit contradicts itself doesn't it? :confused:

I read it more like he's Grealish style so he should just dribble and boss the ball, he's not Traore style to just run with it down the flank and center.

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Scandinavian only. Dec 2043

I'm not sure if I have mentioned it, but all the way through this save, the only restriction that I will be sticking to at all clubs will be that I will only be signing Scandinavian players. I have signed 1 Brazilian and a couple of Englishmen, but each of them has also had a Scandi 2nd Nationality. 

This is every Nationality at the club. The only non-Scandi Nations are Bosnia and England x2. Each of them has a Scandi 2nd Nationality. The only non-Scandi 2nd Nationality is Kiwi, and they have Swedish as a primary Nationality. 

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The reason for posting this is that my DoF has just made the following loan offer for a teenage Brazilian.

He hasn't got a 2nd Nationality so it's a big no-no. The deal will be cancelled. 

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2 hours ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

Does this make sense to anyone? :idiot:

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The 2nd bit contradicts itself doesn't it? :confused:

 

 

1 hour ago, Muttley84 said:

I read it more like he's Grealish style so he should just dribble and boss the ball, he's not Traore style to just run with it down the flank and center.

"It's a trait that suits players with weak dribbling ability", so the trait is to not run with the ball, or at least run with the ball less often. 

"which isn't the case with Juha Nygård 6'0"", but Nygård has a dribbling attribute of 2, so the wording of the 2nd bit should be "which IS the case with Juha Nygård 6'0"". No? :confused:

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Season 24. AC Oulu. Finland. Veikkausliiga. Oct 2043.

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Intake preview.

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Youth Intake

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(43a) Teppo Tauriainen-Nisula has actually come along at just the right time for us. With the departure of Øyvind Abelseth (SWE) (NOR) to Malmo FF we were short a DLF and he looks like he will fit the bill nicely if we can just get to work on his physical attributes. I'd say that he's in contention for at least a place on the bench immediately. 

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(43b) Jasper Siira is a playmaker who I plan on forcing back a little and asking to play a DLP role in the MC line. He will definitely be featuring in the senior squad immediately. 

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(43c) Hannes Ollikainen is the type of player I have produced regularly elsewhere, but not so much at this club so far. All pacey physical ability, but lacking a little technically. That he is a lefty suits me fine as the DLF plays on the right and I currently play a P on the left, (but plan on experimenting with an AF before too long. I also like the look of his flair attribute linked with his pace, and I wonder if I might have fun with some PPM's for him. (ie. tries tricks and likes to beat player repeatedly). If I could just get him to learn, "likes to wind up opponents", that would be brilliant. 

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Veikkausliiga. We might have finished in the bottom half, but as soon as I knew that we had won the Cup, (and qualified for Europe as a result), then if we weren't going to win the league, (and we weren't), then as long as we didn't get relegated, there really wasn't any difference in whether we finished 2nd or 10th. As a result I was able to focus completely on European performances and our league form obviously suffered as a result. 

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Finnish Cup. We started off poorly, losing 2 of our opening 3 games, but we recovered well to qualify from the Group and then went on to win our 1st silverware since 2020. 

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Royal League. Didn't qualify. I'm not completely sure how many qualify from Finland for the Royal League, but I really need to check. It's just 1 from the Faroe Islands, just 1 from Iceland, but I would expect to see more qualifying from Finland. It looks like the following. 

3. Denmark.
3. Norway. 
3. Sweden. 
1. Finland.
1. Iceland.
1. Faroe Islands. 

That's a shame, having said that, I don't think Faroe Islands or Iceland were given any spots initially so I think these new rules edited by the database creator are actually an improvement.

Europe. We really needed to qualify for the Group Stages simply for the money. We were getting more and more into debt and the financial side was getting a bit desperate. Of course we sold 1 player for decent money and even the early rounds would provide some much-needed cash, but in order to accelerate our development I wasn't sure how realistic this was based on the fact that we hadn't played in Europe for 20+ years. We blew very hot and cold domestically and it was hard to gauge our level against this stage of Europe, (especially as I have rarely played at this stage of this Competition). 

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Dun. Streda are Solvakian I think and we battered them away and the tie was over. 
Konyaspor were both close games but we came out on top. 
Dinamo Zagreb were surprisingly poor in the 1st leg and although they beat us in the return leg, the damage was done and we were through to the Group Stages. :eek:

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As far as I was concerned, we had accomplished absolutely everything and more just by getting to the Group Stage at the 1st attempt. Because I was able to ignore the domestic league games, (having already qualified for Europe), I was really able to focus on these games and the end result was a 2nd placed finish and qualification for the Knockout stages. 

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There are 5 other Scandi clubs left in the competition, however we have been drawn against German side Hannover 96. That should be the end of the line for us and I will probably field a weakened side and concentrate on domestic league games instead this time. 

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Squad by Appearances

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Shulberg (ENG) (NOR) was the star of the show this season after missing 6 months last season with a broken leg. He was our joint top goal-scorer and also provided the most assists. Significantly, I have persuaded him to sign a new contract, although he does have a £775k min fee release clause for FGN clubs. 

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Finances. You can see that just 1 season in Europe has had a dramatic impact on our finances and we are back in the black again. I expect our European prize=money income to be augmented by player sales in the next couple of seasons as we have 4 players valued at £750k+ and 3 of them have FGN club clauses. 

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Facilities. I managed to get both the Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment upgraded, but this happened after the Youth Intake, so we won't see any benefit of it until next season. We also had the Training Facilities downgraded, (which is frustrating), and although I couldn't afford to get these increased again I did manage to get the board to upgrade the Youth Facilities. As those of you who have read my threads before will be only too aware, I don't like spending all the money at the club because it encourages the board to get involved in transfer offers for our players. I prefer to keep them out of it by leaving cash in the bank and allowing me to sell the players that I want, when I want, and vitally, including significant sell-on fees. 

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Records

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Transfers.

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Øyvind Abelseth (SWE) (NOR) is a loss, but not a huge one and even had the board not accepted I would have accepted the offer of £850k. 

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Musah (GHA) was a significant loss who left on a free through. He's a product of our Academy and was the 1st choice in the more combative right hand central midfield role. He will be missed but good luck to him in Sweden. 

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Summary.  It was a bit of a strange decision really. We won the Finnish Cup for the 1st time in 20+ years, (also our 1st silverware of any kind since we won the 3rd tier in 2025), and we also did brilliantly in Europe, (qualifying for and out of the Group Stage of the Euro Conference), but our league form was really poor. I know this is because I was just blooding too many youngsters at the same time, but needs must when you have other priorities. I would like to say things will be different this season, but if we win the Cup this season, I might just do the same thing again. 

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European Prize Money can be a bit OP if you get slightly lucky.

Started my save in Wales as Carmarthen and won the Welsh Cup in season 1 so season 2 played in the Europa Conference.  Made the second qualifying round and £150k prize money which meant I was just in the black.

Second season I won the Welsh Premier League and so in the third season, with a fortunate run, got to the third qualifying round in the Champions League, which guarantees me minimum group stages of the Europa Conference if I got knocked out of the Europa League playoff, which I did. I am just starting the group stages now, but my prize money alone has been £4.4m with another £1m on top for gate receipts :eek:

The New Saints who are the only Pro Side(for now as I am going Pro next season) in the Welsh league have a bank balance of less than £1m while mines now £5.5m.  While winning is nice when you are fighting for it, winning because you are OP is going to get boring soon I think . 

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(30g) Nath O'Kav (ENG). End of Season 5. Nov 2043

On intake day

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End of Season 1. Just the 2 appearances at the end of the 1st part-season. 

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End of Season 2. He was our 1st choice left back all season and I even let him take penalties, (well penalty singular). He scored his 1st goal and was also capped by ENG U20's. That sounds really impressive, but obviously ENG isn't an active league so it's a less impressive accomplishment than it might have been. He's also learned the "gets forward wherever possible PPM" which I think is vital for my full-backs. 

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End of Season 3. A much better season this year from Jr, who collected his 1st 2 MOM awards and was also names in the Veikkausliiga team of the month on 2 occasions. 

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End of Season 4. His actual performances on the pitch were better this season, but he missed 5 from 9 penalties in all competitions, (which is awful), and many of these cost us points in close games. His season was disrupted by the Euro U19 Championships, (as he played in all games as England somehow ran out winners!!!) :eek: suspensions and  

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End of Season 5

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Injuries

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Milestones

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All Time progress. I'm happy with his physical development. Things have been moving on nicely in this area. Mental attributes too have been developing well considering the player is still only 20 years old. What is really disappointing though is a lack of improvement in technical areas. It's awful. He's been working on passing, (so passing(+1), technique(+/-) and vision(+1) should be impacted), but it would seem that progress has been very slow going. I think I'm going to stick with passing for a little longer though. 

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While this attributes screen looks great and I love it, I think we would all agree that it only really works if it's accurate. 

When I look at the marking attribute from last season, it shows me this. 

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Now I'm looking at the marking attribute from this season, it shows me this. 

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So last season the marking attribute was 4 and this meant that it had been increased by 1 over the "all time" period. 

Now the marking attribute is still 4 but this somehow means that there has been no increase over the "all time" period. 

The only way this makes sense is if we are taking parts of a point into account, so it might have risen from 4.4 to 4.5, and now it has dropped back down to 4.4. It's really not very clear though. 

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10 minutes ago, Pompeyboyz said:

European Prize Money can be a bit OP if you get slightly lucky.

Started my save in Wales as Carmarthen and won the Welsh Cup in season 1 so season 2 played in the Europa Conference.  Made the second qualifying round and £150k prize money which meant I was just in the black.

Second season I won the Welsh Premier League and so in the third season, with a fortunate run, got to the third qualifying round in the Champions League, which guarantees me minimum group stages of the Europa Conference if I got knocked out of the Europa League playoff, which I did. I am just starting the group stages now, but my prize money alone has been £4.4m with another £1m on top for gate receipts :eek:

The New Saints who are the only Pro Side(for now as I am going Pro next season) in the Welsh league have a bank balance of less than £1m while mines now £5.5m.  While winning is nice when you are fighting for it, winning because you are OP is going to get boring soon I think . 

The reason that TNS have so little money in the bank is because they are paying their players so much money. 

KILL THEM! :lol: :thup:

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On 16/01/2021 at 11:37, Dereka said:

Seems like your son's Personality changed quite a bit, from Balanced to Spineless to Low Self Belief. What do you think happened?

I've been eager to get back to this. 

It's something that I hadn't noticed at the time. I haven't done any mentoring at all while at this club. (It's just too much effort). 

Using the post I use for tracking his development, I can see that he came through the Youth Intake as Balanced with Det 10 in Sept 2040. 

At the end of the 1st season he was still Balanced and still had Det 10

At the end of the 2nd season he was still Balanced and still had Det 10

At the end of the 3rd season he was now Spineless and his Det has dropped to 9

At the end of the 4th season he was now Low Self Belief and still had Det 9

At the end of the 5th season he was still Low Self Belief and still had Det 9

These are the known variables. We know what the Personality was and we know what the Det was. Let's see what we can learn from the personalities. 

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I don't agree with this definition of Newgens. I think there is a template. I just don't think the author was able to work out what it is. As his is the best guide to personalities I have found in recent years, it's hard to be critical of this 1 area. Balanced does indeed cover a multitude of sins though. 

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We know that Jr's Det dropped from 10 to 9 and that fits in here with the spineless template. Although the drop in Det was only 1 point, it was significant. 

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Although his Det stayed the same, we know that he moved from Spineless to Low Self Belief, and looking at the above templated I wonder if his Pressure rating was previously at 1 and popped to 2 or higher so he was re-classified appropriately. The fact that he moved to LSB would mean that as well as Pressure 1, (although possibly now pressure 2 or 3), he also had only Professionalism 2-3. That would seem to be pretty unlucky. 

So let's have a look at the Editor now and see what he looks like under the hood. 

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So the 1st thing to note is that his Pressure attribute is indeed 2, so that would explain the "pop" from Balanced to Spineless, (Det dropping under 10), but the "pop" from Spineless to LSB is because his Pressure attribute "popped" from 1 to 2 and that means that the above LSB template is wrong, (because his Pro is 10 rather than 2-3). 

So in reply to the point raised initially by @Dereka(and thank you again by the way for such a brilliant question), although there has been quite a lot of change in terms of actual personality, it actually relates to 1 single point drop in Determination and 1 single point rise in Pressure. It's just that these values were right on the edge of the existing template. 

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Although I was surprised to see Jr drop a Det point, I forgot to actually look at why. Obviously I can't go back to 2042 to check the info, (actually I can but I won't), I can have a look at the squad Det values now and see what they are like. This should act at least as an indication. 

These are the players in the Senior Squad with a better Det value than Jr. 

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These are the other players in the squad, starting with Jr, and then showing everyone with a lower Det level. 

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Now it's clear that there are many more names above Jr than below him, so I'm a little surprised that his Det dropped. That being said there are a lot of "middling" values and only 3 high green values of 18, 19 & 19. At the other end there are 3 light grey values of 4, 5 & 5. 

The other thing we have to consider is that this drop happened sometime in 2042, so any player with a (42) or (43) prefix will have come through the intake after the drop occurred. There is a (43) player in both the very high and very low Det groups so they cancel eachother out. It also doesn't include players who have left, (but I'm not going into that amount of detail). 

All in all I would say that I'm surprised that his Det dropped initially but I think I should try and manipulate things to try and get it to pop back again. 

(40a) Jonas Paularinne is here to stay so I'm afraid we have to wear his low Det value. 
Tom Foster (SWE) (NZL) on the other hand looks ok, but hasn't developed as well as I would like because the best player at the club plays in his position ahead of him. As a result he gets less opportunities than others. He's wanted on loan by 2 clubs so I will see if I can send him out on loan and that will negate his low Det value on the rest of the squad. I've actually sent him out to the B Team even before he goes on loan elsewhere. 
(43e) Juhana Hölttä is in the senior squad but I'm not sure why. He will be dropped to the U20's so I "think" that removes the impact of his low Det on the senior squad too. 
Juha Nygård 6'0" is ok, but I have a similar player at our B Team, (who has Det of 14), so I think I will swap them around. 
Mehanovic (BIH) (SWE) 5'11" will be staying.

I also have a player called (41b) Riku Martikainen in the U21's who is a right back and knocking on the door of the Senior squad, and as he has a Det value of 16 I will be promoting him to add to the positives. 

We will see how things develop over the next 12 months. 

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13 minutes ago, Rikulec said:

A good season and a great youth intake. :thup:

Yeah it was. Europe and domestic Cup were great although league form less so. Really happy with intake and have 2 more upgrades on top of that level. Moving along nicely now. :thup:

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59 minutes ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

We know that Jr's Det dropped from 10 to 9 and that fits in here with the spineless template. Although the drop in Det was only 1 point, it was significant. 

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Although his Det stayed the same, we know that he moved from Spineless to Low Self Belief, and looking at the above templated I wonder if his Pressure rating was previously at 1 and popped to 2 or higher so he was re-classified appropriately. The fact that he moved to LSB would mean that as well as Pressure 1, (although possibly now pressure 2 or 3), he also had only Professionalism 2-3. That would seem to be pretty unlucky. 

So let's have a look at the Editor now and see what he looks like under the hood. 

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So the 1st thing to note is that his Pressure attribute is indeed 2, so that would explain the "pop" from Balanced to Spineless, (Det dropping under 10), but the "pop" from Spineless to LSB is because his Pressure attribute "popped" from 1 to 2 and that means that the above LSB template is wrong, (because his Pro is 10 rather than 2-3). 

There may be a typing error in the template list as the one for LSB has Pro listed twice

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It could be the 2-3 is Pressure, or another attribute (not sure what else is in that range

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7 minutes ago, scousevasey said:

There may be a typing error in the template list as the one for LSB has Pro listed twice

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It could be the 2-3 is Pressure, or another attribute (not sure what else is in that range

I believe you are right as the personality list i had from 10 years ago  listed LSB as det 1-9 and pressure 2-3. I know there there were changes to some personalities about 2-3 years ago and the values for them (mod citz for one) as well as bringing in new personalities like fickle and merc.

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5 minutes ago, scousevasey said:

There may be a typing error in the template list as the one for LSB has Pro listed twice

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It could be the 2-3 is Pressure, or another attribute (not sure what else is in that range

Brilliant spot. :applause:

I've looked again at Jr and unfortunately there seems to be no value that fits in here, (other than pressure).. The lowest values he has, (other than pressure), is as follows. 

5 Important matches.
6 Dirtiness.
8 Versatility.
9 Temperament. 

So I would say that either that line shouldn't exist at all, but more likely is that, (as you suggested), it's actually pressure and has been listed incorrectly. I don't know it's pressure, but I think it's pressure. 

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European campaign summary. 2043/44

I was delighted just to get to the Group Stage, but to be so competitive and then get out of it was way beyond expectation. While we were never going to beat a German side, we did somehow get a draw and I find that astonishing quite frankly. 

I mentioned that there were 5 other Scandi clubs in the hat for the 1st Knockout Round, but there are actually 7 (seven) in the hat for the 2nd Knockout Round. The reason for this is obviously that I had forgotten to include those clubs who had won their Euro Conference Groups, because the 1st Knockout Round consists of players who drop down from the Euro Cup and players who finished 2nd in their Euro Conference Group. 

Sporting and Sevilla are probably favourites to win it, but it's brilliant to see so many Scandi clubs in there and augers well for the development of the save. 

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3 hours ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

So I would say that either that line shouldn't exist at all, but more likely is that, (as you suggested), it's actually pressure and has been listed incorrectly. I don't know it's pressure, but I think it's pressure.

I would agree! :thup:

Having low self belief and crumbling under pressure seem pretty linked, don't they?

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ENORMOUS Bid. Apr 2044

I have mentioned already that our best player is right winger Shulberg (ENG) (NOR) and we received a bid of £950k + £350k + 30% profit from fellow Finnish side HJK, (who are the biggest club in the Country).  Now that would have been our record deal, but ideally I didn't want to sell him to another Finnish club and while he is already valued at £1.2M, he has a min fee release clause for FGN clubs of £775k, so I could turn this down today and tomorrow he could go for less. I really didn't want to sell him though so I set his asking price at £2.5M and told the DoF to refuse any offers of that value or lower. 

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4 hours later we receive this deal. :eek:

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The Chairman has accepted it and I can't blame him. I would have accepted it to. I can't negotiate the contract, but I can protest it. (I am absolutely NOT protesting it). :lol: Yes it will make them really strong because we are giving them our best player, but this money will make an enormous difference to us and what I expect to happen is that a FGN club will be in for him before too long. If they make profit on the deal then good luck to them, but I'm not sure how easy it will be to make profit on a player that they paid £2.5M cash for, when they are selling him in Finland. Like I said, if they do then good luck to him. I personally hope they do sell him, because I don't want to play against him 3 times a season in the league. 

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The game is trolling me now. :lol:

He's only gone and turned them down. :mad:

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That being said, they only offered him the same money as he is on here, so no wonder he turned them down. 

Damn, that money would have been nice! :rolleyes:

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16 minutes ago, _Ben_ said:

I would agree! :thup:

Having low self belief and crumbling under pressure seem pretty linked, don't they?

Of course. I never considered that because I completely ignore the "names" of personalities. They could be numbered for all the notice I take of them. They are a just a sum of the parts of the template rather than anything linked to the definition of the name in my head. I have trained myself to ignore it. :lol:

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Finnish Veikkausliiga player development.

We're slowly improving in this area, but I don't think it will be too long before we are topping the table. We've got some very good players coming through and of course this is going to allow us to release/sell players who they replace. If these players stay in the Veikkausliiga then it's obviously going to impact this. 

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New Licence. Jun 2044

I've never noticed this in the game before, but it appears as if my reputation is now 2.75 stars. I always thought that it was just full stars and half stars, but I can see .25 stars here too. 

My reputation is still classed as "nominal" which is not something I've seen before, so it will be interesting to keep an eye on this. Because I often never move clubs in a save, this sort of thing is something I rarely look at. 

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Affiliates. Aug 2044.

We have just become the affiliate of Bundesliga side Mainz 05.

My plan was to improve our scouting network and also possibly benefit from German youngsters coming through our Academy, but that's not the deal that we have agreed. They have a 1st option on all of our players so if a bid is accepted by us from someone ese, the same bid must also be accepted from them. I will look to change this relationship to something of more benefit to us in the future. 

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Season by season strategy. Aug 2044

The way the season in Finland is structured, (starting in January and finishing in August, at least in terms of domestic games), is a little unusual and something that I haven't really got used to yet. 

The domestic Cup is starts in January and finishes in May, and by the time we have won the Cup, (we have just won the Cup for the 2nd time), we have usually only played about 7 of 27 league games. 

This season for example, (and last season for that matter), it means that we already know that we have qualified for the next seasons Euro Conference. What makes it a little more strange is that we are qualifying for European competition NEXT season, but actually we haven't even started this years European competition and won't do for another couple of months. So it almost feels like we have qualified for the season after next if that makes sense. 

By qualifying for Europe so early, it means that we have the opportunity to prioritise our European fixtures ahead of our domestic league games. Let's be under no illusions here, our priority MUST be qualifying for next season's European competitions ahead of progressing in this seasons European competitions, because we need to always think  about next seasons income. The easy option is just to completely ignore league games, (like we did last season), but the problem with that is that we missed the cut for the top half of the league and ended up in the relegation group rather than the  European Playoff Group. 

At some point we need to start having a proper tilt at the title to see if we can topple the likes of HJK and FC Honka, although that time isn't quite here yet. The benefit of doing this is not just the opportunity to win the league, but also the fact that Finland have 4 European spots and while the Champions enter Champions League qualifying, the other 3 all go into Euro Conference qualifying. 

HJK have qualified for the Euro Cup Group Stage on 8 occasions and the Euro Conference Group Stage on 12 occasions so far in this save. That's a HUGE amount of money when you consider that we have only played in 3 European campaigns over the same time. Talking about HJK again, they are currently on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League Group Stage for the 1st time. They are playing against Olympiakos and lead 2-1 after the home leg. 

I'm not sure we are capable of qualifying for the Champions League Group Stages, but I think we are probably capable of qualifying for the Euro Cup and would love to try. 

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Last League game of the season. Oct 2044.

We have been on a brilliant run, winning 17 of our last 18 games in all competitions. 

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Although we are top of the league, FC Honka are only in 2nd on goal difference and we play Finnish giants HJK in the last game. If they beat us then they will be ahead of us on goal difference, (even if FC Honka lose). 

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Surprisingly, not everyone plays at the same time on the last day of the season. Luckily, the 2 games that matters are at the same time. 

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It's in our hands. If we win, then we win the Veikkausliiga title for the 1st time in the clubs history. 

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Last League game of the season. Oct 2044.

We have been on a brilliant run, winning 17 of our last 18 games in all competitions. 

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Although we are top of the league, FC Honka are only in 2nd on goal difference and we play Finnish giants HJK in the last game. If they beat us then they will be ahead of us on goal difference, (even if FC Honka lose). 

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Surprisingly, not everyone plays at the same time on the last day of the season. Luckily, the 2 games that matters are at the same time. 

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It's in our hands. If we win, then we win the Veikkausliiga title for the 1st time in the clubs history. 

Title decider. Oct 2044

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We lost the title on goal difference. :(

On the plus side, at least we don't have to compete in the European Playoffs. :rolleyes:

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7 minutes ago, Thebaker said:

That's really tough, although maybe HJK are getting worse and can be overtaken.

I'm not so sure. 

This is their highest valued players. They are paying someone £21,000 per week. :eek:

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This is ours. :lol: Our highest paid player earns just £1,400 per week and of our best player Shulberg (ENG) (NOR) is still here next season it will be an absolute miracle. (He has a FGN club release clause of just £775k despite the fact that he is valued at £1.5M). 

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I will give it a damn good go though! :thup:

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On 17/01/2021 at 14:17, Jimbokav1971 said:

The reason that TNS have so little money in the bank is because they are paying their players so much money. 

KILL THEM! :lol: :thup:

Thought you might enjoy this from the split in the season.... TNS are self destructing :eek:

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16 hours ago, Rikulec said:

Ouch, it's always painful to miss out on the title on final day. I know you'll come back stronger next year though. :thup:

I'm trying not to over-think it. We over-achieved getting anywhere near them. 

I think I will just aim for 2nd and see what happens. 

I've only just realised now that FC Honka also finished on the same points so it was a 3-way tie, only sorted by goal difference. 

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Season 25. AC Oulu. Finland. Veikkausliiga. Oct 2044.

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Intake preview.

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Youth Intake. This isn't as good as last season, but we have to remember that the level our youth intake are being judged against 

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Veikkausliiga. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger right? We lose the title on the last day of the season, on goal difference. 

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Finnish Cup. When we aren't guaranteed to finish in the top 2, winning the Cup so early in the season, (and qualifying for Europe as a result), really takes the pressure off. Initially it felt like the Icelandic League Cup, and my thinking was that it was more like a Secondary Cup than the main competition, but now I have got my head round the timing of the competition, we are giving it the respect it deserves. 

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Royal League. Not entered. 

Europe. We did really well in qualifying. I thought Legia might prove a tough nut to crack, especially after we only won the home leg 1-0, but we actually seem to do better away from home, (at least in Europe). It's interesting that our away form is NOT replicated in the league. 

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Squad by Appearances

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While Shulberg (ENG) (NOR) is undoubtedly the star of the show, I'm expecting a FGN club to meet his min fee release clause before too long. As a result I want to show you the next best player at the club. Meet 18 year old Senior International GK (42c) Tomi Lehtinen. He has 2 year left in his contract and I have an option for 3 more after that. My plan is to keep him for 4 of those 5 years and then sell him. He scored 5 goals this season, (and only takes penalties when Jr isn't on the pitch), so that's quite impressive. That brings him to 7 career goals. Significantly he kept 20 clean sheets this season in all competitions. 

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Finances. It's slow going building the finances because we are only qualifying for the Euro Conference and the prize money is limited, but we are moving forward nevertheless. These things take time and we just need to accept things and take 1 little step at a time. Rome, (or Oulu in this case), wasn't built in a day. 

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Facilities. We still have the Youth Facilities upgrade to be finished, (won't be done until April of next year), but money is starting to become an issue. The upgrades are going to be expensive from here on and we really need to start winning the league so that we at least have the chance of qualifying for the Champions League and Euro Cup Group stages. 

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Records

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Shulberg (ENG) (NOR) has been an absolute beast for us and the broken leg a couple of years ago doesn't seem to have hindered his development at all. It's not lost on me that his personality is "perfectionist". 

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Transfers. Will update when the season ticks over. 

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Summary. While the season certainly wasn't a disaster, because we won the Cup and also got to the Group Stage of the Euro Conference again, it was a real blow to lose the League title on the last day on goal difference. :( That being said, our previous highest placed finish at this level was 5th before this season, so that's still a jump in the right direction. It's really good progress that shouldn't be ignored. I think that a lot of us might look at other saves where I have won and carried on winning relatively easy and think that's it all a bit easy, but a save such as this is far more demanding and dare I say it realistic. We had a real tough time at MB in Faroe Islands, and while I thought I did quite well, we certainly weren't dominant there. We then had a tough time in Iceland at Afturelding before earning a move to Stjarnan where we completely dominated and set up the club to such an extend that they have proceeded do dominate Icelandic football since I have left. 

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We did well with MB, but we didn't stay with them long enough to make them a dominant force in Faroe Islands. They have becomes a yo-yo club in recent years.

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We were only at Afturelding for 3 seasons, so perhaps not enough time to develop the infrastructure at the club. They were relegated immediately after I left and were then relegated again in 2040, but have fought back and are now a yo-yo club between the Úrvalsdeild and First Division

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We completely over-hauled Stjarnan in 3 short years. We won the title in our 1st season and then did the quadruple in the following 2 season. Even after I left, they have continued winning the league every season and have never lost more than 2 games in a season. This is how I want clubs to do after I leave them now. 

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Sooo close. Looks like one of those where you know it was a good season, know you did better than expected, but still want to throw the laptop out the window.

Bet it'll be a relief not going through European qualifying again, that July-August-September schedule looks mad.

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9 hours ago, DaneBramage said:

Sooo close. Looks like one of those where you know it was a good season, know you did better than expected, but still want to throw the laptop out the window.

Bet it'll be a relief not going through European qualifying again, that July-August-September schedule looks mad.

Yeah, I knew that even if we drew we would finish ahead of HJK and I also knew that FC Honka were playing away, (obviously against a top-half team because of the split). I assumed that we would at least draw and if we did there was a decent chance of us winning the league. We had only failed to score on 3 occasions this seasons and had scored in both our fixtures against HJK, but once again, we have a very young squad so it's perhaps expected that we might be more likely to "bottle" it. It's just one of those things and we have to take it on the chin. 

I have a feeling that we still have to go through European Conference qualifying after finishing 2nd, (but not 100% sure on that). I think what we are able to miss out is the domestic Playoff to get INTO the qualifying stages of the Euro Conference. I have to check on that. 

The fixture schedule is nowhere near as bad as it was in Iceland. THAT was ridiculous. 

We're ranked 20th of structures in Europe. 

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That equates to the following. 

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Champions. Champions Path 1st Qualifying Round, Champions League. 
Runners Up. 2nd Qualifying Round, Euro Conference. 
Cup Winners. 2nd Qualifying Round, Euro Conference. 
Playoff Winners. 2nd Qualifying Round, Euro Conference. 

So how the season works is that we play the domestic Cup & friendlies in Jan, Feb & Mar.
Then we start the league in Apr and finish the Cup in May.
Then Jun is quiet, (last season we only had 3 games).
Then we start qualifying for European Group stages in July and this continues through August. 
Then we are straight into the Group stages in September. :lol: 

In Iceland the fixture list was hammered for 3 months, but this seems to be more spread out at least. 

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New contract. Dec 2044

AC Oulu have offered me a new 3 year contract. It's the 1st time I have been offered a 3 year contract by anyone in this save. 

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I would like to think that in 3 years time we should have made significant strides and my plan at the moment is not leave for another club until the end of this contract, (but never say never). 

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Transfers. Jan 2045

I have a self-imposed rule that I will only sign players who have a Scandivian Primary or Secondary language. 

I'm finding it hard to find suitable target and everyone the DoF seems to suggest is an amazing Brazilian kid with no Scandivanian Secondary Nationality. :(

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I'm not sure if I clicked the wrong button or what happened here, but he has still joined the club. :mad: Despite the fact that we actually really need a centre-half, I'm going to loan him out and not play him. 

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(30g) Nath O'Kav (ENG). End of Season 6. Nov 2044

On intake day

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End of Season 1. Just the 2 appearances at the end of the 1st part-season. 

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End of Season 2. He was our 1st choice left back all season and I even let him take penalties, (well penalty singular). He scored his 1st goal and was also capped by ENG U20's. That sounds really impressive, but obviously ENG isn't an active league so it's a less impressive accomplishment than it might have been. He's also learned the "gets forward wherever possible PPM" which I think is vital for my full-backs. 

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End of Season 3. A much better season this year from Jr, who collected his 1st 2 MOM awards and was also names in the Veikkausliiga team of the month on 2 occasions. 

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End of Season 4. His actual performances on the pitch were better this season, but he missed 5 from 9 penalties in all competitions, (which is awful), and many of these cost us points in close games. His season was disrupted by the Euro U19 Championships, (as he played in all games as England somehow ran out winners!!!) :eek: suspensions and  

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End of Season 5

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End of Season 6. You might notice that Jr only played 17(1) of 27 league games and he also only played 3 of 9 Cup games. He was injured for a month in Feb, (which explains missed Cup games), and the reason he missed the other league games was because he played in 12 European games, (so wouldn't have played in the league games either side). I have a choice as to whether I play him in European or league games, (he can't play both), and for the last 2 seasons I chose to play him in Europe over the league. It should also be mentioned that he collected 11 yellows and 1 red card this season, (his 1st career red).

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Injuries. He missed a month with a hamstring strain that was classed as a major injury, but he's been pretty health so far and doesn't appear too injury prone. 

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Milestones

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All Time progress. Jr is nowhere near good enough to be starting for us now. I haven't been signing left backs on purpose, and even loaned out the best left back at the club, Wallin (SWE), so as to give him the game-time he deserves. He's gone to IF Elfsborg in the Swedish top tier and I think that speaks volumes. Giving Jr preferential treatment in terms of selection is obviously hindering us, but that's a price I'm willing to pay. Nepotism is alive and well in Finland. :D

I've left his individual training on passing for a 2nd season and after passing(+1) last season, we've been rewarded/surprised with passing(+3) this season. We had vision(+3) last season and it's been improved by vision(+2) this season. Technique(+2) has also taken a nice boost in the last 12 months. He "only" created 7 assists last season, and scored 2 penalties from 2 attempts, but we also scored at least 5 penalties when he wasn't playing, so he might have had as many 7 goals. I've now changed his individual training to crossing and we will see what that does to him. I've also asked him to learn the "knocks ball past opponent", because his acceleration is up to 14 now. 

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Dynamics. Astonishingly, he thinks he should be playing at a better level than us! Doesn't he understand that he has only been playing for us in the 1st place because he's my son? Don't get me wrong, even if he wasn't my son he would have played some games because he not rubbish, but he's not good either. 

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2044/45 European campaign

Apologies for the delay, but it will soon become apparent why it has taken me so long to update you with last seasons European campaign, (that continued onto this season). 

I had already shown you the qualification stage. 

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But you hadn't seen the Group Stage. 

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I had a crash in which I lost the last game of the Group against MB, (which was a win), but we only drew the replayed game. Thankfully it didn't cost us and we still qualified. 

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I wasn't expecting to get far in the Knockout stages, and when we drew Standard Liege I assumed that was it. 

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Not only did we squeeze past Standard, (on away goals),we saw of Wattener Tirol before smashing Antwerp and then losing to Swedes BK Häcken on penalties in the Semi's.

Gutted. :(

We've got to be happy though. We weren't expected to get anywhere near this far. The expectations were just to get to the Group Stage and collect the £2.6M or whatever it is, so to make the progress we did is brilliant.

When you consider that we played 20 (TWENTY) European games in this campaign, and Jr played in 18 of them, (he was suspended for the other 2), it really is astonishing that we got as far as we did. 

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2045 Finnish Cup

If the story in Europe was one of relative success and over-achievement, the domestic Cup story was one of dismal failure and crushing under-achievement. 

I would like to say that we were just unlucky, but the truth is that we were just rubbish.

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Big Loss. Jun 2045.

We were offered £2.5M for Shulberg (ENG) (NOR) last year, (can't remember who it was now), but they couldn't agree terms with him so he stayed. Leicester have finally triggered his min fee release club FGN clubs and this time we only get £775k for him. 

I don't really mind how much money we get or didn't get for him. His loss will be tough to overcome simply because he's our best player. 

He's immediately worth £7.5M at Leicester, but I think we were lucky to keep him for as long as we did. 

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European rankings. Jun 2045.

The Veikkausliiga has moved up 1 place, but that's insignificant in comparison to the 225 places that we have risen as a club. The Finnish structure has also risen and as a result we will gain not only  2nd Champions League spot, but also a Euro Cup space as of next season.

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Bid rejected. Aug 2045

This is strange and it's something I have never seen before in the game. 

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The most we have ever received for a player is £875,00 and as we only have £2.1M in the bank, this is a bit of a no-brainer. Yeah he's a good player for us, but we have other decent strikers and I'm happy to let him go for this, even without any add-ons. We just need the cash right now. 

This is the bit I've never seen before. 

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That's strange. They think we should be getting at least £3.5M for him and have cancelled the £3M deal. 

I can either agree to cancel the deal or "Talk to the board" which I assume is like the reverse of Protesting the transfer. I wonder how much the player is worth because I must admit that I haven't looked recently. 

Wow! He's worth £4.7M at 20 years old. :eek: I wasn't expecting that. :lol: We signed him on a free 2.5 seasons ago and he has been ok, (and I love the fact that he is Faroese), but he's not actually 1st choice in the left striker role anymore so £3M seemed like a great deal. I thought he was valued at £1.5M or something. 

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I've set his asking price at £5M and we will see if anything happens. He has 2 years on his contract and he will still get lots of game-time as I rotate the squad so fingers crossed we will get some more interest. 

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Highest valued players at the club. Aug 2045

Seeing as how the value of Andreas Klakstein (FRO) had rocketed without me realising, (obviously as a result of our Euro Conference run), I thought I would check to see who are the most valuable players currently at the club. 

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(43b) Jasper Siira is our 1st choice DLP and has 4 years left on his contract. He's going nowhere. 

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(42c) Tomi Lehtinen is our 1st choice GK and already a senior International at 18 years old. He has 4 years left on his contract so again, is going nowhere. 

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Wallin (SWE) is a really interesting one. He was our 1st choice left back but was only playing as a back-up because obviously I was giving preference to Jr when it comes to selection. I didn't want to restrict his development so loaned him out and his value has soared from approx £1.2M to £6.25M. The really frustrating thing is that Jr has just broken his ankle and will be out for about 3 months, but the window has closed so I'm not able to recall. Wallin (SWE). When the window re-opens I will bring him back and then try to play him and sell him or play him & extend his contract. We might as well cash in on him if Jr is always going to be given priority. 

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Andreas Klakstein (FRO) was our 1st choice left striker, but this season has been demoted down to 2nd choice. It still means that he is going to see lots of game-time. 

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John Lenon (BRA) (DEN) might be Brazilian, but he's also Danish which means I was able to sign him. 

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(43a) Teppo Tauriainen-Nisula is now our 1st choice DLF and looks to be developing really nicely. 

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(42b) Joonas Hasan Rostam is the 2nd choice left winger in my head, but I think he is should actually be 1st choice and I just hadn't realised. He has 3 years left on his contract so there is more time for him to develop. 

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Tapio is now our 2nd choice DLF on the right of our attacking 2, and if I can get someone to replace him I will happily sell him, (despite the fact that he is HG at club). I don't think he is either good enough to win us a league title or to get us to where we want to go in Europe. He's just making up the numbers now. 

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(39b) Miika Saveljeff was my 1st choice left winger and at the moment he's still getting selected ahead of (42b) Joonas Hasan Rostam, and that's partly due to history, but also largely down to his on-field relationship with Jr. If Jr is going to play in a lot of the games when we select our strongest side, then it makes sense to pair him up with the player in front of him who he has the best relationship with. 

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Just read through the whole thread. Absolutely brilliant as always and it seems like you've finally got into the game after bug infested Gibraltar save. I am slightly jealous you got the son :D It was interesting to note how PA changed year over year and now seems to settle at 3*PA according to last screenshot. Also, why does your child have low self belief? :D 

 

On 17/01/2021 at 15:15, Jimbokav1971 said:

Now the marking attribute is still 4 but this somehow means that there has been no increase over the "all time" period. 

The only way this makes sense is if we are taking parts of a point into account, so it might have risen from 4.4 to 4.5, and now it has dropped back down to 4.4. It's really not very clear though. 

 That's because attributes are actually done in 1-200 range. And it probably was something like 3.2 and was 4.3 so it got the confirmation it grew by one but then dropped to 4.1 so it wasn't justifiying of that +1. Seems silly but oh well.

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5 hours ago, Maaka said:

"John Lenon" :lol:

Is that his full name? Shame they didn't squeeze in a second "n" there..

It's actually a nickname created by the game, but it was at least based on his actual name.  

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You might remember that I commented earlier in the thread that my DoF was attempting to sign Brazilians without a Scandinavian 2nd Nationality, (and was even successful on 1 occasion), but there was 1 particular player that I think you might be interested in, (if I can find him). 

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This guy would have been an amazing signing, (if it wasn't for my self-imposed rules), and either way it just didn't seem right to have 2 John Lenon's at the club at the same time. :lol:

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1 hour ago, -Jef- said:

Just read through the whole thread. Absolutely brilliant as always and it seems like you've finally got into the game after bug infested Gibraltar save. I am slightly jealous you got the son :D It was interesting to note how PA changed year over year and now seems to settle at 3*PA according to last screenshot. Also, why does your child have low self belief? :D 

 

 That's because attributes are actually done in 1-200 range. And it probably was something like 3.2 and was 4.3 so it got the confirmation it grew by one but then dropped to 4.1 so it wasn't justifiying of that +1. Seems silly but oh well.

Thanks very much. It's always nice to hear positive feedback because I appreciate that following my threads can be somewhat of an investment in time. 

Yeah, Gibraltar was hard work. It was a lot of bugs and the Youth Rating is surely wrong, (but let's not even go there). 

I haven't paid a huge amount of attention to Jr. (I even missed his change in personality that @Derekapointed out). At 1 point i used the editor to post some of hidden stats when I was responding to @Derekaabout the personality changes, but I did it in such a way that I never looked at the CA/PA, (It wasn't easy but if you concentrate then it's possible), :lol: and when I was actually dissecting the hidden attributes, I trues to really focus on the individual attribute I was looking at. I can remember that the Det dropped from 10 to 9 and I can remember that the Pressure popped from 1 to 2. Other than the fact that his injury proneness was something in the middle, (I think I commented on that which is why I remember it), I don't remember anything else from the hidden attributes even though I went to the trouble of posting it in the thread. I was determined that he was going to be my 1st choice left back, (no matter how poor he was), so it helped not to know how bad he really might be. He has actually developed better than I had initially thought at 1 point.

You're right though. Whatever he is, he shouldn't have low self belief. :lol:

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Season 26. AC Oulu. Finland. Veikkausliiga. Oct 2045.

Intake preview.

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Youth Intake. Rubbish. :(

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Veikkausliiga. I'm happy with 3rd. I would have been happier with 2nd or 1st, but 3rd is fine when you consider that we lost our best player. You will notice that there are 5 teams qualified for Europe for the 1st time. 

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Finnish Cup. This was a real disaster. I didn't take it seriously as we were busy playing Knockout European football at the same time. 

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Royal League. Not entered. I miss playing in this. I promise we will play more often once we get to the more established Scandi Nations. Faroe Islands, Iceland and Finland each only get 1 entrant so qualifying is easier said than done. (On that note, I still regularly have bangs of regret about leaving the Faroe Islands before toppling Havnar Bóltfelag, or HB as they are better known. That really is a far more significant challenge than I had anticipated and one I will certainly be returning to, if not in this save then in another). 

Just to keep you interested though, here is a little Royal League snippet. ;)

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As you would expect, Sweden, Denmark and Norway are the big-hitters in this competition but I would point out that HJK of Finland were victorious in 2026/27 and Stjarnan of Iceland won in 2041/42 (after I had left). 

Europe. We've qualified for the Group Stages again, (as you would expect after getting to the Semi Final last season), but I will update you on how far we get once our European season is over. I don't expect to go as far as we did last season, but you never know.  

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Squad by Appearances

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Engerbakk (NOR) 6'1" is the outfield player who has started the most games this season and that's a bit of a surprise to me if I'm honest. He wasn't signed to play such a significant role. I actually signed him with the idea of playing a more ball-playing defender role in domestic games where we might be on top but struggling to get a breakthrough. Midtjylland paid £750k for him and we paid them just £10k so I knew we were getting a bargain. After his 1st season with us he now valued at £400k.

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Finances. We earned just shy of £5m in European prize money last season, but even with that we've only got £3.7M in the bank. Anyone who reads my threads regularly knows that even when I do sign players I'm quite conservative in my transfer dealings until we are in a really rich financial position. I always like to keep a few £M in the bank to keep the Chairman happy, (and away from any incoming transfer bids). We have a transfer kitty of just over £2M, but I'm not looking to spend anywhere near that sort of cash at the moment. In my head I have a max fee of £100k per player at the moment, but that's a very rough guide and I would go over it for the right player. What I'm really looking to do though is buy with a view to selling on and unless we're going to make money on the deal, (including wages), then I'm just not interested. The board have been particularly tight with what they will allow us to pay players, and I think that's as it should be. They can't plan for me romping to the Semi-Final in Europe every season and need to cut their cloth accordingly. I'm sure that once I sell a couple of players they will be happier to let me spend a little more on wages. 

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Facilities. This has been slow going, but we haven't got the cash to throw about with carefree abandon. I have managed to squeeze a Youth Facilities upgrade out of the board, but you can see we are only at level 10 right now and this is already costing us £2M. 

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Records. What I find interesting here is that we have produced both the 1st and 2nd players in GK of the Season

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(41d) Matias Malinen-Repo has been out on loan at FC Honka

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(42c) Tomi Lehtinen is our 1st choice GK but maybe I should swap things around next season in terms of who stays and plays and who goes out on loan? :kriss:

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I signed Garðarsson (ISL) from Breiðablik for just £110k and after just 1 season he is already valued at £5.25M. He's a real "physical beast" which is what attracted me to him and his sheer athleticism seemed too much for domestic defences to cope with as he ran out Golden Boot winner in the league and also Premier League forward of the season

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Transfers

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Summary. I know that we failed in the Cup, but I'm not even a little concerned about that while we are qualifying for the Group Stage in Europe. If the board are then they need to have a look at themselves, (but it's only 2/4 value so not a big deal). I am however concerned about us failing to our league expectations. I think that it was more than a little stretching to finish in the top 2, especially when there was a 3-way tie at the top last season. Top 3 would have been fine, but they somehow asked us to do what we had done last season, but do it while we were getting to the Semi-Final in Europe. I know that they have different expectations for different competitions, but this was perhaps a little ambitious. As it would happen, HJK didn't even win the league this season, and only finished 1 point ahead of us. We all finished on 52 points last season, and HJK finished with 49 and we had 48 this season, (so we are there or there abouts). The difference is FC Honka have absolutely smashed it this season and romped to the title with a mahoosive 61 pts, losing only 2 games. What's interesting is that we loaned (41d) Matias Malinen-Repo to them and the 20 year old GK kept 19 clean sheets in 31 games in all competitions. I like that he went to a good club and played so often and I even like that he won the title. I plan on sending him out on loan again next season, but I hope he goes abroad. :lol: It's interesting to note that while FC Honka won the league, they only played 4 league games, (not qualifying for the Group stage of the Euro Conference), where as we made the Semi-Finals and HJK made the Group Stage of the Euro Cup and at this stage still have a chance of qualifying and will almost certainly drop into the Knockout Rounds of the Euro Conference at the very least. Of course it's a little frustrating that we missed out on the Champions League now that there are 2 spots available for Finnish clubs, but let's see how we get on in the Euro Cup 1st anyway. 

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(30g) Nath O'Kav (ENG). End of Season 7. Nov 2045

On intake day

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End of Season 1. Just the 2 appearances at the end of the 1st part-season. 

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End of Season 2. He was our 1st choice left back all season and I even let him take penalties, (well penalty singular). He scored his 1st goal and was also capped by ENG U20's. That sounds really impressive, but obviously ENG isn't an active league so it's a less impressive accomplishment than it might have been. He's also learned the "gets forward wherever possible PPM" which I think is vital for my full-backs. 

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End of Season 3. A much better season this year from Jr, who collected his 1st 2 MOM awards and was also names in the Veikkausliiga team of the month on 2 occasions. 

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End of Season 4. His actual performances on the pitch were better this season, but he missed 5 from 9 penalties in all competitions, (which is awful), and many of these cost us points in close games. His season was disrupted by the Euro U19 Championships, (as he played in all games as England somehow ran out winners!!!) :eek: suspensions and  

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End of Season 5

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End of Season 6. You might notice that Jr only played 17(1) of 27 league games and he also only played 3 of 9 Cup games. He was injured for a month in Feb, (which explains missed Cup games), and the reason he missed the other league games was because he played in 12 European games, (so wouldn't have played in the league games either side). I have a choice as to whether I play him in European or league games, (he can't play both), and for the last 2 seasons I chose to play him in Europe over the league. It should also be mentioned that he collected 11 yellows and 1 red card this season, (his 1st career red).

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End of Season 7. Jr started the season really well and had scored 1 goal and created 6 assists after only 16 games. Unfortunately that was his season over and he was unable to add to his tally. 

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Injuries. a 2nd Major injury, but a 1st of what I would class as serious. He broke his ankle and missed much of the season as a result. 

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Milestones

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All Time progress. Injury has put a stop to any development this season and you can see that his Bravery attribute has taken a beating. He will still be 1st choice next season though. 

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