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You lost to Chelsea....just remember you are still overachieving.....and your "Goal Machine" didn't score.

If you keep this up you will dethrone Ajax as the best Dutch team and if you ever get a youth team going....

 

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9 hours ago, Hootieleece said:

You lost to Chelsea....just remember you are still overachieving.....and your "Goal Machine" didn't score.

If you keep this up you will dethrone Ajax as the best Dutch team and if you ever get a youth team going....

 

Thank you! You´re right. I´ve calmed down now and by now I realize we achieved some great things :)

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Season Summary

 

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64 goals in a season! AVR of 7.62Arp broke all the records last season. A pity he turned 30 already. Let´s hope he still has 2-3 years on this level. Milovanovic had a great first full season for us. Gabrijelic is becoming better and better. And WTF: He made 16 assists last season, 2nd best in our team! Rambert still shows his assist quality every season. New signing Burkhardt will leave as will Petrillo. The team will have a different face next season.

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Transfer Time

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Right back Petrillo left for Frankfurt on a free (not pictured), but otherwise none of the big names are leaving us. And loans, loans, loans...

 

Kacper Bieszczad

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Look who´s back! And now permanently! I never forgot how good he was when we had him on loan here for half a season some time ago. I wanted a reliable backup keeper and that´s exactly what he is. We pay 8M to Amiens.

 

Aaron Rabe

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The 21 year old German right back. He already got 13 U21 caps for Germany. He comes as a replacement for Petrillo and with his physical attributes he can already match his predecessor. 4.6M go to Dynamo Dresden.

 

Miguel Montano

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19 year old Colombian left winger as a backup for RambertMillionarios get 1.6M. Dribbling, Technique, Pace, Acceleration & Agility (all 16) are his best attributes.

 

Aminu Lawal

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The central midfield comes on a free after his contract at Aston Villa ran out. Very physical player who can also dribble a bit.

 

Salim Najah

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Our 20 year old academy product finally gets the chance to prove himself. After loans at Telstar, Amiens Troyes I think the central defender is ready to show what he can do in our first team.

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Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

 

Goalkeepers

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Milovanovic. I am glad to have Bieszczad back as a backup. Babel somehow never gets to show what he can.

 

Defenders

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Rabe instead of Petrillo. And Najah to learn and prosper.

 

Midfielders

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The 2 new wingers are keen to show what they can do on the pitch.

 

Attackers

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Arp & Skoglund. Combined 81 goals last season.

 

 

Key Players

 

Leonardo Luiz

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The left side of the pitch belongs to him.

 

Andre Song

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Running the midfield.

 

Fiete Arp

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Scoring the goals.

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Green Inferno

 

RESULTS

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Yes. That´s the way I like it. Flawless pre-season, flawless Johan Cruijff Schaal, flawless league matches. Looking forward to a good season now. And Arp got goals again after 5 matches.

 

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I like that group personally.

 

EREDIVISIE

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Not really a surprise after that green inferno.

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Green Inferno Part II

 

RESULTS

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This was Tomas Ramberts month. Our winger has been the decisive man in 3 of 4 matches during this time and most importantly against rivals PSV where he scored the winner early on.

One day later:

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EREDIVISIE

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Good to see the others fall back.

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Injuries....always when a player is in top form!

Keep the form going....because once you lose it it is hard to get back.....my current season is a good example....

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2 hours ago, Hootieleece said:

Injuries....always when a player is in top form!

Keep the form going....because once you lose it it is hard to get back.....my current season is a good example....

Exactly... I fear that as well having seen what happens to you...

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Green Inferno Part III

 

RESULTS

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There it is, our first defeat. But not in the league! We lose away to a dominating Dortmund side in the Champions League as expected. But after that we keep on winning, even without Rambert.

 

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Looking good despite the defeat.

 

EREDIVISIE

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Still only 6 points ahead.

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Green Inferno Part IV

 

RESULTS

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Rambert is back. And it shows. We win every match this month. We secure qualification from the group stage in the CL as well. Thanks to Rambert, again.

 

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We are through to the knockout round.

 

EREDIVISIE

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We extended our lead to 8 points.

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Running Out Of Steam

 

RESULTS

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We are yet to lose a game in the league despite our declining form. The second part of the month saw us draw & lose finally. After we lost at home to BVB, we were not able to earn a win again. PSV jinxed us out of the KNVB Beker as well and we could not even win at home to Sparta! I hope our dip of form will be countered by the winter break.

 

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Dortmund win the group.

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We will play Atletico Madrid in the first knockout round. Not something you look forward to.

 

EREDIVISIE

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7 points still, but they got a game in hand.

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Happy New Year

 

RESULTS

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Finally back to our winning ways! It was about time. Then again ADO and Heracles were neither tough opposition nor hard to beat. Come February and better opponents to really test us.

 

EREDIVISIE

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And it´s only 4 points now.

 

TRANSFER NEWS

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The Chinese came over and asked us for almost every player of our team. We sold 2 players and only because the money was right. Bit sad to see Arps partner Skoglund go, but he wanted a new challenge anyway and 13.5M for him are quite something. Fernandez never settled and we are happy to get that much money for him. But of course we needed a replacement for Skoglund now...

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...And in came veteran striker Borja Mayoral from Bologna for 650K. The 33 year old former Spain international offers a lot of experience and still makes a good target man. He only gets a 1 year contract.

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We sign 2 more players, a  talented left defender (Poepon) and a talented striker (Tae-Hyun) but those get loaned out immediately to get some match practice to further their development.

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Implosion

 

RESULTS

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We implode. Now it comes to haunt us that our team consists only of 20 players. First, we lost away against Ajax which can of course happen. Then, after defeating a harmless Vitesse team, we had to play without a left defender by trade, because Mohammad and Luiz were both injured and got hammered by AZ. Then the thugs of Atletico came to visit and exploited the open spaces in our very attacking tactic. We are out of Europe thats for sure. Looks like the downward spiral has begun as Song, Rambert and still Luiz are out injured now.  Without Arp we would be nowhere. I have come to a decision. But I won´t tell until the time is right.

 

EREDIVISIE

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PSV are relentless and they have overtaken us now.

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25 minutes ago, Hootieleece said:

That is why I rotate and keep my team at about 27-28 players even if we are inconsistent. Injuries.....

Well it worked nicely in the past, but I guess I had it coming some day...

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Full Throttle

 

RESULTS

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This looks better. If there wasn´t the last game. We really should have scored at least 3 goals against Heerenveen but their keeper was unbeatable. Days like this, I know. We predictably go out against superior Atletico but it´s fine to see Arp picking up his high scoring average again.

 

EREDIVISIE

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5 games to go and only one point separates us.

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Pacing On

 

RESULTS

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Thats what we needed. 3 convincing wins to keep the pressure on PSV and eventually they slipped up. Now on for 2 more games!

 

EREDIVISIE

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Back on top. 2 points, 2 games.

 

NEWS

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An underwhelming Youth Intake again.

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2 minutes ago, deltablue said:

Darn, that was a hammering by Atletico!

Yeah they painfully showed us what football on top level looks like :(

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Champions!

 

RESULTS

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We just do our job.

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Arp is topscorer again.

 

EREDIVISIE

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Champions for the 5th time!

 

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Season Summary

 

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Milovanovic and Arp did play every game of the season, thats also an achievement! Scoring 44 goals in as many games is, too. Gabrijelic finally won his first caps for Croatia, Rambert declared himself eligible to play for Holland and Arp still has not been invited to the national team of Germany. All in all, another great season for PEC Zwolle!

 

 

More important news to follow soon.

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End Of The Road

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This is it. After spending 12 seasons at PEC Zwolle the time has finally come to say goodbye. I had a fantastic time here and made experiences most can only dream of in football. But now is not the time to be sad or melancholic, it is time to take a look at what we have achieved in the last 12 seasons:

  • We won the Eredivisie 5 times
  • We won the KNVB Beker 2 times
  • Fiete Arp won the Top Scorer award times
  • We made it to the Europa League final but lost to Chelsea

 

A look at the club in general and how much the setup has improved during that time:

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The club records page:

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The finances:

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What else is there to say? After spending the last decade in europe, I think the time has come to set the sights to a different continent: Australia. I will be applying for a club in the A-League.

What happens there will be depicted here in this thread, the name of the thread will be changed a little for that reason. And I will always have a look at what happens at PEC Zwolle.

 

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So, see you in Australia soon!

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A New Beginning

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Here we are in Australia. I jumped at the chance to become Brisbane Roar manager and accepted the 3 year contract they offered me. Season starts in December. It is a lot of time until then as it is the end of July right now so enough opportunities to look at the squad, evaluate it and find out which players we need to bring in to make this a success story here.

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2 hours ago, Sheriff7 said:

An unexpected choice!Good luck there. ;)

Thank you :) I know it was a rather quick decision but we will see how it turns out down under ;) 

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Catching up. Incredible work at zwolle and now onto a very different challenge. Not somewhere I’ve ever had the slightest hint to try. So intrigued to see how it plays out 

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On 17/04/2021 at 12:09, SixPointer said:

Catching up. Incredible work at zwolle and now onto a very different challenge. Not somewhere I’ve ever had the slightest hint to try. So intrigued to see how it plays out 

It was a surprising move I admit, but somehow I got a sudden urge to manage in Australia after seeing some A-League highlights on TV while playing my Zwolle save... :) 

On 17/04/2021 at 13:54, deltablue said:

Interesting move ;)

It definitely is and I already fear those registration rules and wage caps.... :(

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Where Women Glow And Men Plunder

 

Transfers

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Star Signing is of course 43 time German international Nadiem Amiri. He comes for free after his contract at Brondby ran out. Lane, van der Saag and Subaric are veterans for our weak looking defence. Omar (I won´t write his last name here because I know I would **** up doing that) shall provide a good partner for Amiri in midfield.

 

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So many released players! And why? Just because of the wage cap! We had to let them go, although most of that was unintentionally - just by not registering them for the season... I didnt know that before... the next day they were gone. Luckily they were not that good anyway so the loss is not that bad and we had room on the wage cap to bring in the players we needed.

 

Goalkeepers

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Celebrate Youth! Two 16 year olds as backup for our 21 year old in goal. Now thats what I call promoting talent. Johnson has already been capped at U20 level too.

 

Defenders

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Again, a lot of youth here. A couple of veterans thrown in for stability and experience. This should result in a good mix. The veterans are tasked to lead this bunch.

 

Midfielders

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Of course, Nadiem Amiri is our best player here. The star signing should be a good schemer in central midfield despite his age. And the youngsters around him should watch and learn.

 

Attackers

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Oliver Ross looks like the leading man here. But the thing is, when the season begins, he will be away with the Australian U23 team at the U23 Asian cup and can then only be registered again at the beginning of MARCH. Damn how I hate those weird registration rules here!

 

 

Key Player

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Our star player. His Vision (16) and Passing (15) are unmatched in our team (and in the whole league I would say).

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He Was Six Foot Four And Full Of Muscle

 

RESULTS

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A good start to our season, I would say. Despite the 2 defeats, but you can´t win every game.

 

A-LEAGUE

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We top the table although Melbourne got a game in hand.

 

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On A Hippie Trail, Head Full Of Zombie

 

RESULTS

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Rather worrying month for us. Heavy defeats and one nice win in the ACL though.

 

A-LEAGUE

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We slip down a bit.

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Can't You Hear, Can't You Hear The Thunder?

 

RESULTS

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It is obvious that we are struggling a bit at the moment. Good showings are followed by bad showings and vice versa. We need to become more consistent.

 

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In the ACL it is looking good at the moment.

 

A-LEAGUE

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We remain in 3rd place but man are we lucky that the other teams are too stupid to catch up.

 

NEWS

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Man, this is a nice feature! I never had that come up in any of my saves before. He is one of our best players too.

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Some Greek-Australians in your squad at least that's what can i see from their names.Australian national team job could be a very interesting experience too.

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You Better Run, You Better Take Cover

 

RESULTS

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A great month! We finally find our form again. 3-3 seems our favorite result somehow... Important wins in the ACL give us an advantage before the last group game.

 

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A draw at Suwon Bluewings in the last group game would see us through.

 

A-LEAGUE

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Getting closer but they still have 2 games in hand.

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1 hour ago, Sheriff7 said:

Some Greek-Australians in your squad at least that's what can i see from their names.Australian national team job could be a very interesting experience too.

Yep, there are some Greek-Australians here, but I guess thats not unusual given Australias history of settlers :)

I normally dont like national manager jobs but maybe when there is a chance I will take a look...

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He Just Smiled And Gave Me A Vegemite Sandwich

 

RESULTS

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We are happy the season is over... oh wait! No, we still had to play Wellington Phoenix in the so-called "Elimination Final", whatever that is.

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Please end the season finally!

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Thank You.

 

AFC CUP

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We somehow qualified despite losing against Suwon. Nevermind - we went out straight in the next round against Bejing Guoan, losing heavily and the fans were not happy:

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Good for them. That´ll teach them hopefully.

 

A-LEAGUE

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3rd is a good finish for us in the end.

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Season Summary

 

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Well... Oliver Ross was great and Amiri made the most assists. And he is going to retire after this season. 

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Good Bye and thanks for at least one season.

 

What About Zwolle?

Spoiler

 

Filippo Inzaghi is my successor there and he worked wonders.

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He first won the league once more...

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...and then won the KNVB Beker to make it a domestic double! Well done! But I have to critisize his treatment of Zwolle Club Icon Fiete Arp: Arp only made 10 games (3 goals) this season and was sold to Genua for 4.6M afterwards. I was also amazed to see Aaron Rabe (who I brought in for 4.5M) being sold to AEK for 35M

 

 

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Man this save in Australia is boring and confusing with its registration rules... I shall give it one more season to maybe win some kind of silverware here (there is a cup competition also I just found out, right before the season starts) and then return to areas that I am familiar with :) I really thought this would be something different (which it is in its own, confusing and enraging way) but this is not my cup of tea really.

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53 minutes ago, Carambau said:

Man this save in Australia is boring and confusing with its registration rules... I shall give it one more season to maybe win some kind of silverware here (there is a cup competition also I just found out, right before the season starts) and then return to areas that I am familiar with :) I really thought this would be something different (which it is in its own, confusing and enraging way) but this is not my cup of tea really.

I hear you about confusing rules.....I usually play at least one MLS save year and usually have a sojourn there during a Journeyman save. (I'm American and can't understand half the roster rules) Just think that is probably what the "European SuperLeague would have turned into with the UEFA and FIFA sanctions.

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22 hours ago, Hootieleece said:

I hear you about confusing rules.....I usually play at least one MLS save year and usually have a sojourn there during a Journeyman save. (I'm American and can't understand half the roster rules) Just think that is probably what the "European SuperLeague would have turned into with the UEFA and FIFA sanctions.

Yeah, and that wouldve been a nightmare for everyone involved (excluding the money-counters...) :D

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Hey Now Hey Now - Don´t Dream It´s Over

 

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We win the FFA Cup before the season starts. We mostly played lower league amateur teams to reach the final and there we were just lucky. Alas, at least a title down under.

 

A-LEAGUE

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After 18 games we cement our 8th place. I have had enough.

 

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It is the beginning of April 2033 and I have begun a search for a new job. There are jobs available at SM CaenOlympique Marseille, FC EmmenRB Leipzig and Celta Vigo.

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Despacito

 

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The Aussie Borefest is finally over and I am happy to announce to have fallen on my feet. I am the new manager RC Celta de Vigo in La Liga from July 1st 2033.

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Hurrah, I am only a season behind you.....maybe Gerard will jump ship.....even if I said it was a one club save.....

I also have a side save with my local team and ME in June 2021!

 

 

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21 hours ago, Hootieleece said:

Hurrah, I am only a season behind you.....maybe Gerard will jump ship.....even if I said it was a one club save.....

I also have a side save with my local team and ME in June 2021!

 

 

A one club save was my plan at the beginning as well, but you know... things can change :)

Let´s make yourself topscorer in that local team save :thup:

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1 hour ago, Carambau said:

A one club save was my plan at the beginning as well, but you know... things can change :)

Let´s make yourself topscorer in that local team save :thup:

I'm the Manager....I kicked a legend into the GM role.....and gave him all the responsibilities as well.

 

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2 minutes ago, Hootieleece said:

I'm the Manager....I kicked a legend into the GM role.....and gave him all the responsibilities as well.

 

Cool. This sounds fun indeed :)

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