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I have spent all of FM21 grinding through youth-only saves in England.  I've decided to take a break from that grind and try to win some trophies in an Achievement Hunter save (excel files adapted from Lutterworth Fox's work).   For the beginning of the save, I took six nations to choose from.  I narrowed it down to clubs that are in the second tier (FM-wise) with potential to get promoted back into the top flight.

The nations and clubs:

Bulgaria - Lokomotiv Sofia

Hungary - Vasas

Norway - Tromso

Poland - Widzew Lodz

Romania - Rapid Bucuresti

Sweden - Degerfors IF

I put the Wheel of Randomness to work to choose the nation and by default the club.

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To the top of the world, we go and begin the save!

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I love a stadium with snow!

Here are some the achievements we are trying to attain.

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Finally through the first half of the season in Norway.

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We are in a three-way battle for two automatic promotion places with Ranheim and HamKam.  It's a race that could come down to the last match of the season.

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Center forward Moses Ebiye leads the way with nine goals and also tops the team with five assists.  I've been going with a stable starting XI for most of the season without much rotation.  Promotion is the essential for the club this season.

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2020 End of Season

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First achievement in the books: Win a trophy

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Never seen this type of Brexit before.

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First Sale

Made my first sale as manager at Tromso....sent the club captain to Rosenborg for close to a million pounds.

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First Purchase

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On The Move

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When the biggest club in Norway rings your phone, you answer the call.  You take the interview.  When they offer the job, you accept even with the team in 11th place and having no hope of playing in Europe next season.  The infrastructure is just too big to fail.  The opportunities to win trophies is just too great.  The pressure to win is also great but I want that pressure.

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So, I hopped in my car and made the 16 hour/700 mile drive from Tromso to Trondheim to take over the job.

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They do have a specific type of football that what to see and win trophies.

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5 hours ago, deltablue said:

I didn't realise Norway was that long!

If I'm looking at the borders right, it appears to share a border with Russia.  All the way at the top, it looks like Norway has the all the land at the top above Sweden and Finland.  I've finally got below the Arctic Circle and I still have plenty of room to move south in Norway.  It's such a long and thin country.  It's like Chile but in Europe.

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2021 Season Review

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I took over the club when they were in 11th place.  We won all six league matches while I was in charge and moved up the table to a 4th place finish.

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I added to my trophy cabinet with the 2021 Braathens Cup (Norwegian Cup).  This secured our place in the Europa Conference for the 2022-23 season regardless of our outcome against Stromsgodset.

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The youth intake is not what I hoped for.  No additions to the Achievement Hunter chart even with the Braathens Cup victory.

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2022 Season Review

Transfers In

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We made two big additions to the squad in this fiscal year.  Centerbacks Nicolas Pignatel Jenssen from Stabaek and Odin Bjortuft from Odds come into the club.  Jenssen came in to shore up depth at the position.  Bjortuft came to replace the departed Gustav Valsvik who left us for Nice.  We had two other big defections in the summer of 2022 when right back Adam Andersson left for Germany and star right winger Carlo Holse left for a big money contract in China.

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We got out to a very hot start and never looked back as we claimed our first league title and third achievement of this save (win a league title).

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We ripped through the early rounds of the Europa Conference.  I expected us to come up short of the group stages after we were drawn against AZ in the last qualifying round but we utterly destroyed them in Holland before winning the tie, 9-3.

The group stage was relatively easy with Arsenal beating everybody so it was a race for second place which we won on the last match day beating APOEL, 5-0.

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The stars of the team were left winger Stefano Vecchia who led the team with 19 goals and Edvard Tagseth who led the squad with 19 assists from the midfield.  The Eliteserien Player of the Year was neither of these players as left back Haitam Aleesami and his 19 assists in addition to solid defense earned those honors.

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In the offseason, I made yet another move as one of the jobs that I had my eye opened up.

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In my opinion, Nurnberg is a club with massive potential.  A 50,000 seat stadium....a solid youth academy.  It just needs the right manager to harness that potential.  This is a club where I could stay for some time as I try to push them out of the 2.Bundesliga into the Bundesliga and then finally back into Europe.

 

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2022-23 Nurnberg Season Review

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My first match in charge was unspectacular 1-1 draw against Darmstadt before we fell in the DFB-Pokal to Energy Drink Salzberg.  The turning point of the season came when we came from behind to beat Erzgebirge Aue.  That sent us on a eight-game winning streak which ended when we blew 2-0 lead while down to 10-men against Paderborn.  Two more wins to close the season means we closed the season earning 30 points out a possible 33.  

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When I took over the club, we were in 15th place and teetering on the possibility of getting relegated to the 3.Liga.  Our late season explosion pushed us all the way up to 5th place and ahead of Hamburg which was another club that I had my eye on while at Rosenborg.

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The backbone of the team is down the middle with the center forward, Sergio Cordova, leading the with 14 goals.  A hybrid attacking midfielder/central midfielder Sarpreet Singh leading the team with 10 assists and our goalie Christian Mathenia leading the team with five man of the match awards.  That's who we are going to build this team around as we push for promotion to the Bundesliga.

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This club was really underperforming when I came on board based on the xG stats.  Based on those stats, we should have won the league and got into the Bundesliga.  I dragged the team up to 5th place.  Hopefully, with a full season under my management, we will win the league and play Bundesliga football in the 2024-25 season.

 

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Summer 2023 Transfers

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Brought in a bunch of younger players on frees to shore up cheaper depth at a few positions.  The big deals were the veteran signings with a pair of central midfielders in the attack-minded Alexander Muhling and the defense-minded Marcel Sobottka.

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I missed on my centerback and center forward signings so I had to go the loan route to fill in some gaps there in the short term.

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2023-24 Midseason Update

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I'm not going to say what we have done in the first half of the season because don't talk about it while it's happening.  That said, we have a healthy 15 point lead over 3rd place Hamburg for the automatic promotion spots and an 11-point lead over 2nd place Darmstadt for the league title.  Barring a massive collapse, we should be playing Bundesliga football next season.

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Center forward Sergio Cordova has been a force at the center forward position this season with 16 goals in all competitions and averaging just a tick under a goal per 90 minutes.  Loanee Daishawn Redan has been important coming off the bench with seven goals while getting the spot start while we push Cordova out to the right flank.  Assists have come from a variety of locations.  Center midfielder Paxton Pomykal, attacking central midfieler Sarpreet Singh and left winger Robin Hack all have six assists and left-back Mads Petersen has five assists.  Loanee Javier Montaro has locked up the opposition attack all season and taken some of the pressure off his partner, Chris Richards, from having to everything in the center of the field.

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The youth intake looks like it will be a good one with a bunch of quality players coming in at a variety of positions.

Only one major signing coming in:

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Nikolay Korobeinikov comes in on a free from FC Honka.  He will provide even more depth at the center forward which could be important as teams are sniffing around Cordova in the winter transfer window.

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Defensive minded center midfielder Jonannes Geis departs for 3.Liga side Heidenheim in a deal that was completed just before teams could sign him on a free.  Geis had played just 20 minutes for us this season and he wanted to leave.  I was more than happy to get this amount for him.  I called up summer signing Jens Castrop who has nine U21 caps and three U21 goals for the German national team.

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2023-24 Season Review

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The undefeated season ended when Bayern took us out in the DFB-Pokal Quarterfinal.  We held a 1-0 lead before our defense completely crapped the bed under Munich's pressure.  The undefeated league season ended two weeks later at the hands of Karlsruhe who beat us 2-1.  We rebounded from that loss and won every game for the rest of the season.

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With a season like ours, we absolutely ran away with the league title by claiming the title by 26 points over second place Hamburg.  Furth lost in the promotion playoff match.  Bielefeld and Darmstadt fell apart at the end of the season and finished outside the playoff spot.  Schalke got off to a slow start and couldn't rebound.  As a result, they will spend another season in the 2.Bundesliga.  At the other end of the table, St. Pauli, Eintracht Braunschweig and Magdeburg return to the 3.Liga.

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We set three records this season.  Two in the 2.Bundeliga and one team record.

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The 2.Bundesliga Team of the Year featured 10 Nurnberg players.  The only position to not make the team was our deep lying playmaker where three players rotated through the position during the season.

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A great team effort this season.  A few players will find themselves on the transfer list due to the combination of promotion to the Bundesliga and lack of playing time this season.

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A few good players come through the intake.  The downside is our top two players play the exact same position.

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The board doesn't give me a lot of money to spend on transfers so I'm forced to sell to raise the bulk of my transfer funds and buy players.  Or I find players who are out of contract with their current club.

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These numbers should all be green next season as we move up to one of the top leagues in Europe.

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With the record breaking season, no achievements were earned this season and we were one goal away from an undefeated season.

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Early Bundesliga Days

Early days have been tough and we are flirting with relegation.  Defense has just been awful.

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We've brought in a lot of players in the summer window so some of this bad form could be because of the new faces.  However, some of the new faces are just new permanent faces to the club as they were loan with us last season (Redan and Montero).

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What a difference a jump in league makes.  Last season, we were scoring goals for fun and not allowing a lot of goals.  Now, we are struggling to score goals and the opposition is scoring goals for fun.

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June 1, 2026 Update

It's been awhile since I've done a proper update.  Things went surprisingly well, table wise, for Nurnberg in the 2025-26 season.

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The results, on the field, were mixed as we became a solid defensive team as we reduced our goals allowed by 25 goals (71 in 2024-25 to 46 in 2025-26).  The problem, this season, was our offense which declined by 14 goals (57 in 2024-25 to 43 in 2025-26).  However, we grinded out some wins and draws while keeping losses to a minimum but when we lost, we lost big which caused our negative goal difference even though with finished in 6th and earned a berth in the Europa League thanks to Bayern Munich beating Red Bull Leipzig in the DFB-Pokal final.  Looking at the table, there is a big gulf between the top four and the rest of the league.  I'd like to bridge that gulf and push for the Champions League or even just solidify ourselves as a top team in the league and not a team battling against relegation.

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Our xG shows that we actually overperformed our league standing and points but just slightly.  I need to invest a lot into the side to make them into a solid contender in both the Europa League and domestically.

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Goalkeeper Christian Andersen was our signing of the season and was the key to our success this season.  We were very leaky in goal in the 2024-25 season and improving the goalkeeping situation was my top priority.  Andersen joined us from Vejle in Denmark for just 2.5 million euros and quickly became our #1 goalkeeper.  He kept us in matches that we had no business staying in and helped us turn some losses into draws and draws into wins.

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I won the Manager of the Year award which unlocked the 5th achievement of the save.

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Busy Summer

It was a busy summer in Nurnberg as ten new faces were brought in to help build some depth for the Europa League campaign as well as upgrade the roster on the whole.

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We brought in help on July 1st at a variety of positions.  Some of these players will join the senior team straight away while others will hone their craft with the U19s or out on loan.  

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King, Mistretta, Perrone and Duric are all signings not from Germany while Aydin, Egloff, and Baban are German signings.  Maurer is a mix.  He is a young German attacking midfielder/center forward that was playing in South Africa.  

As the summer went on, we brought in two more players who will greatly improve the first team.

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Buendia is a Argentinian wonderkid who will boost the center of the midfield.  He has great vision and passing ability.  I need to pair him with a solid defensive minded midfielder as he is not strong in defense.  He will help us right away.

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My South American scouts unearthed another gem in Esteban Soto from Chile.  Our scoring was awful last season and he will immediately improve our scoring as long as he gets quality service from our midfielders.  

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The French National Team came calling after a quarterfinal exit in the World Cup.  I jumped on the chance to manage one of the best nations in the world and maybe claim a trophy or two while there.

On the international front, we did check off two more achievements with a player from our youth academy.

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The achievements don't say anything about where the caps and goals come from only that happen.  A cap and a goal from Afghanistan count just the same as a cap and goal from Germany.

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2026-27 Update

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Nurnberg will be playing Champions League football next season.  Bayern had a really poor season by their standards and Dortmund ran away with the league.  It was very much a top 8 and then everyone else.  Leverkusen will be the team on the outside looking in at European football as they finished in 8th place.  Mainz, Hamburg and Bochum all go down into the 2.Bundesliga next season.

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The data suggests that we were definitely a European football quality team with an expected finish of 7th which would have sent us to the Europa Conference as opposed to our actual 4th place finish and Champions League football.

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Esteban Soto took most of the accolades this season leading the team with 32 goals and chalking up a 7.30 average rating.  Right winger/wide target man Sergio Cordova racked up the most assists with 12 and left back Cesar Payares led the team with seven man of the match honors.

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I claimed my first piece of Bundesliga silverware with Nurnberg as we claimed the DFB-Pokal beating Dortmund 2-0.

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With France, the Nations League trophy comes to Paris.  I'm not considering this a continental trophy.  That's reserved for the Euros, African Nations, Asian Cup, Copa America, etc.

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Argentinian midfielder Jonathan Buendia checked off the 9th achievement as he won Newcomer of the Year which is close enough to Young Player of the Year for me to check the box off.  Nine achievements down, a lot still to go.

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2027-28 Season Update

I wanted to wait until I finished the 2028 European Championships before I updated the save.

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We repeated our 4th place finish that we had in 2026-27 and held off Hertha and Red Bull for the last Champions League place.  Leverkusen offered me an interview at the beginning of the season and then went with somebody else.  They finish outside the Top 7 for the second straight year.  Wolfsburg were the surprise package, this season, with a third place finish.

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We exceeded the board's expectations and the statistics expectations as well.

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Our low light was our performance in the Champions League.  It was always going to be a tough road coming out of Pot 4 and the draw did us no favors.

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We had a lone win against Benfica and then lost the remaining five games.

Esteban Soto added a couple more awards to his personal trophy cabinet and ticked off our 11th achievement of the save.

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The FIFA U21 Player of the Year doesn't earn any achievements but claiming the league player of the year award sure does.

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I've tried many times to get us out of the 4-2-3-1 formation but we underperform whenever we used anything else.  I always go back to it.

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2028 European Championships

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Sorry, England, it's still not coming home in this world as tradition holds true...another gutting penalty loss.

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We were the only nation to play two warmup matches in the lead up to the tournament.  The group stage was tough with draws against Sweden, who we played in qualifying, and Croatia but a win over Luxembourg gave us five points which was enough to advance to the knockout round.  In the knockout round, we were the extra time specialists.  We played the full 120 minutes against Belgium and Portugal.  England took us to penalties in the final.  Italy was the only club to lose to us in normal time.

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Germany absolutely crapped the bed and didn't even make the knockout round.  Kosovo claimed last place going 0-0-3 with a -12 goal difference.

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End of the Soto Era

Esteban Soto came to us from Colo-Colo with a 76 million pound release fee.  Considering I bought him for 11.25 million pounds, the release fee is quite the return on the investment.  We made two full seasons before the big clubs discovered his talent.  Soto racking up the awards (FIFA U21 Player of the Year, UEFA Golden Boy, Bundesliga Player of the Year) helped the big clubs find him.  In the summer 2028 window, he had bids from Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich.  Unfortunately, he took the contract from Bayern Munich so not only do we lose our best offensive player, we lose our best offensive player to a divisional rival.

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325,000 pounds per week is a contract that is just out of our financial league.

We did turn Soto into three players right down the spine of the pitch.

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Center forward Ondrej Vebr is the direct replacement for Soto in this buying spree.  He is another player that, if properly developed, can turn into a Czech Soto who we can spin off in a couple of seasons for a profit.

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Center midfielder Exequiel Palacios is the most experienced and most well-known, internationally, of the three signings.  He will bring experience to our young midfield while helping our jersey sales given the loss of Soto.

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Abner Vinicius added depth to our centerbacks.  We are attempting to move to a three-back system and we needed some depth at center back.  Vinicius could be a rotation option that turns into a starter.

We also anticipated the loss of Soto and activated the 36.5 million release clause on Anthony Perry, a center forward from Club Brugge.

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We turned one player sold from 76 million into four players purchased for 66.5 million.

 

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One of these seasons, I'm going to figure out that we are 4-2-3-1 team and nothing else.  

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After the solid defensive effort against Bayern, I stuck with it for one more match only to lose to Hamburg.  Switch back to the 4-2-3-1 and the goals have come back.  Only thing that concerns me is our last five goals have all come from our center backs.

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Another achievement-less season.  Had a better showing in Europe.  Maybe in 2029-30, we won't be a 4th seed in the CL.  Starting to think about taking over a big club in a nation like Belgium or Holland to rack up some achievements.

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The loss of Soto to Bayern Munich made us play in a lot more defensively and we morphed into one of the best defensive teams in the league and grinding out 1-0/2-1 results

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Adam Hlozek led the team with only 12 goals in all competitions.

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Hopefully a lot of these signings have a better second season at the club compared to their first.

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Signed a new four-year contract at Nurnberg.  Hopefully, I can knock off a couple of achievement (club icon, 10 seasons at club, etc.).  The Head of Youth Development stepped up his game with a top flight intake.

 

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2029-30 Season Update

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It was a very quiet transfer season with only two players coming in on cash deals.  We also brought in Timo Warner and Leroy Sane on free transfers to try to squeeze one more season out of their aging legs.  Mario Newton is the big signing from Palmerias as my South American scouts put in serious work.  Hopefully, Newton will be as good as Soto was before he left for Bayern.

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Bayern ran off with the league again leaving everyone else to battle for second place.  We came close to pipping Dortmund for second but some sluggish mid-season form/fixture congestion prevented us from getting the runner-up spot.  We still have another season of Champions League football to look forward to.  Hannover, Dusseldorf and Hoffenheim fall down into the 2.Bundesliga.

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We captured our second DfB-Pokal in my tenure at Nurnberg.  The draw really fell our way with three home games in the important rounds after knocking off lower divisions at their place in the early rounds.

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Champions League was a solid showing as we placed first in the group stage losing only to Villareal and drawing against Ajax.  Got a crap draw in the First Knockout Round in Barcelona.  We battled hard but came up short.

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The defense led the way against providing four of the six players to average above a 7.00 for the season.  The lone offensive standouts were Adam Hlozek who was co-leader in scoring with center forward Ondrej Vebr.  It might have been my commitment to the 4-3-3 "bucket" formation which held the offense back.  I may look to shift to a 4-2-3-1 for next season as the smaller clubs are starting to pack it in against us and without an attacking option sitting behind the forwards we just don't offer enough in attack.  Timo Warner was solid in his final season of competitive football with 4 goals and 1 assist off the bench.  Leroy Sane was not as lucky.  He spent most of the season either injured or recovering from injury and never really broke into the rotation.  The big injury was to defensive midfielder Elisha Owusu who blew out his knee.  This forced me to move Ibrahim Kone out of the center back position and into the defensive midfield as our anchor man.

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The second cup win moved me from "Favoured Personnel" to "Club Icon."

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In the offseason, seven of our first team players will be representing their country in the 2030 World Cup held in England.

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13 achievements down!

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Really like this. I've been stuck on my Kopenhagen game and on one hand I'd like to move to a smaller team in a bigger league (thinking Germany or France), but on the other I've got some really exciting prospects that I still want to develop. CHOICES CHOICES. 

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Nurnberg 2030-31 Update

Not a lot to update on this season as we just sort of treaded water for the year.  No major breakthroughs.  No major setbacks as a team.  Just another achievement-less season in the books.

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We brought in six new players in the summer transfer window.  A few players on free transfers and a couple that cost us some money.  Zaniolo was the most disappointing player.  He never really fit in the right forward role I brought in him to play.  He got passed on the team sheet by Florian Eichner 26A (a product of our youth academy) by the end of the season.  Sander Berge blended well into the first team bouncing between a box-to-box midfielder and a deep-lying playmaker.  He's probably one...maybe two...good seasons left in him but by them some of the younger players will be ready to take his place.  Jamal Musiala started slow in the left forward position but grew into the role as the season wore on.  He was forced into that role after Adam Hlodek broke his leg in the pre-season.  Paul Glatzel was brought in as a utility player in the attack who could fill many roles if players got tired or injured.  Evilasio turned out to be the best signing of the group as took over the left back role in midseason and didn't look back.  Maik Schutte was brought in for goalkeeper depth with the hopes of pushing our younger goalkeepers for the starting role in the future.

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We have cemented our place as one of the "next tier" clubs behind Bayern and Dortmund.  Still trying to figure out how to unlock door and join them in the top tier.  We are close to Dortmund by Bayern always have our number.  We have a tough draw in the Champions League with Milan, Porto and Salzburg.  We did just enough to finish 3rd and drop into the Europa League where we made a nice run until we ran up against Chelsea in the quarterfinals.  Decent DfB-Pokal run into the 3rd round with our 17-year old goalkeeper getting the starts.  

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Our defense was rock solid all year.  Need to figure out our offense which has stagnated since Soto left for Bayern.

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The offense only had three players with 10+ goals on the season (Perry, Vebr, and Newton).  The defense really carried the water for us this season.  Struggling with getting the wings, especially, the left wing, involved in the play.  When the wings struggle, we struggle as a team.  It's a simple as that on paper but proving difficult to solve in practice.

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No new achievements to announce.  I've got another 1.5 seasons at Nurnberg and I can tick off the "Managed 10 seasons at a club" achievement.  The Ajax job might open up in the offseason if their manager takes the vacant Real Madrid job.  That opening will be awfully tempting. 

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Let's have a second half of the season just like the first half.

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Only league losses were to Dortmund right after playing Manchester United in the Champions League and Schalke.

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7 hours ago, TheLutterworthFox said:

Hi @keeper#1great looking save and it's really nice to see you taking on an adapted version of my achievement hunter challenge. Great to see, keep up the good work

Thanks.  I followed yours along on twitter and then your threads posted here.

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Real Madrid come in and meet the release clause for my vice captain center back.

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Bought for 1.7 million pounds and sold for 110 million pounds.  That's turning a profit.

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2031-32 Season Review

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As I teased earlier, Nurnburg won the Bundesliga and the "Salad Plate" Trophy!

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We ran away with the league losing only two games all season.  Dortmund claimed the runner-up spot on the final day as they pushed Bayern down to third place.  The last Champions League spot was claimed by Hertha Berlin on goal difference over Energy Drink Leipzig.  Augsburg was sitting in that last Champions League spot for most of the second half of the season before they ran out of gas and finished 6th.  They will go to the Europa League with Energy Drink Leipzig.  Stuttgart returns to Europa in the Europa Conference.  Frankfurt, Bremen and Hoffenheim all fall into the 2.Bundesliga.

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We had a tough Champions League draw with Manchester United/Manchester UFC or FC, Inter Milan and Shakhtar in the group stage.  Everybody beat up on Shakhtar and a last match day draw against United saw us through to the knockout rounds.  Ajax and Nurnburg put a scoring clinic in the 1st Knockout Round as we pipped them 6-5 on aggregate. The quarterfinal against Chelsea was the opposite as they out-defensed us to knock us out of the competition.

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Chelsea made it through the tough half of the draw to claim the title over Bayern who had a much easier path to the final.

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We scooped up a lot of awards in the post season. Our entire backline was named to Team of the Year!

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And it's easy to see why as we conceded only 0.47 goals per game.

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The only "dark spot" on the season was an early exit in the DfB-Pokal where we were dispatched by Energy Drink Leipzig.

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Our U19s won their section and advanced to the National Semifinals where they lost to Koln U19, 7-1.

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As a team, we haven't had a true Number 9 since Esteban Soto left for Bayern Munich.  We've had to "score by committee."  It's been a formula that has worked because our defensive is so strong even with the loss of Djuric to Real Madrid.  Our leading scorer was academy product Florian Eichner 26A who scored 16 goals in all competitions.  He was the only player with 10+ goals for us this season.  New signing Chancel Mbala was second on the team with just nine teams but led the team with 14 assists.  World Class Midfielder Jonatan Buendia was second on the team with 12 assists.

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Another achievement is in the books with 10 seasons at one club.  Jesse Marsch and I are in a battle for the top slot in the USA Hall of Fame.  He hasn't left Energy Drink Salzburg and keeps winning titles with them making my job to top the USA Hall of Fame table much harder.  I'm just points behind him.  Another league title or cup win should see me move past him.  The HoF points for winning in Germany are much higher than in Austria.  

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Won another title with Nurnburg.  Still haven't achieved anything in Europe with them.  Do I stay or go?

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They are currently in the process of building the Leroy Sane Stadium (capacity 109,996 all-seater) - largest in the world.

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2032-33 Season Review

Another league title comes to Nurnburg

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We started out slow as our offense took time to gel and then once it did, we took over and lapped the field.  It was an upside down type of season with Bayern Munich finishing 5th and going to the Europa League and Dortmund finishing 7th and headed to the Europa Conference.  Schalke, Stuttgart and Energy Drink Leipzig will join us in the Champions League.  It could be a tough year for German football in the CL if the draw goes the wrong way for those teams.  Schalke and Stuttgart will likely be in Pot 4 and Leipzig will be in 2 or 3 depending on the outcome of the playoffs and who qualified from other leagues.

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We had a relatively easy draw in the Champions League but we stubbed our toe in matches against Ajax and Napoli.  We needed a win at Swiss side Servette just to finish in 2nd place to qualify for the knockout round.  In the knockout round, our tough luck against English sides continued as Arsenal knocked us out.  We just can't break down the defense of these English teams.

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The DfB Pokal was also disappointing as Augsburg, who are great team from August-February and then fade away in March-May, knocked us out in the quarterfinals.

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The best defense in the league by far.  The offense is average which is all we need to win the league but it's holding us back in the cup competitions, in my opinion.

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We brought home some individual awards in addition bringing the Bundesliga title home.

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Our goalie set a Bundesliga record that had stood for 18 years.

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No new achievements but I am really close to becoming a Club Legend which is why I turned down Bayern Munich to go for a three-peat of Bundesliga titles

 

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