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Narcos Soccer: Rise of the Cokedaddy


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Kick your mind back to the 80s, the golden era of football... clubs were unable to be as lavish as they are today, but there was money to be spent, just not where you would expect.

That brings us too today (the 80s have been ported forward 40 years), white gold is what drives the global economy and 3 men competing for power globally in business, have one more ambition and thats domestic glory in the sport of Soccer.

Forget Sugardaddies... thats for young girls wanting a few extra quid, this is serious, this is Narcos Soccer: Rise of the Cokedaddy!

Game Notes:

Ive added each man to own their respective clubs, they are all financially stacked (this is the only database changes ive made, nothing to reputation) and I will manage all 3 teams...

If you are unaware of these men, they are:

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria 'El Patron' - Atletico Nacional

Jose Gonzalez Rodriguez Gacha 'El Mexicano' - Millonarios

Miguel Angel Rodriguez Orejula 'El Senor' - America de Cali

The Bolivian, Paraguayan, Ecuadorian and Venezuelan leagues have also been added.

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2021

ATLETICO NACIONAL

Don Pablo generally gets what he wants and this year he would get the upper hand as his Medellin Cartel funded the Atletico Nacional squad to the tune of more than $60,000,000.  The marquee signing however would prove to be the addition of Colombian favourite Carlos Bacca, who at less than $1,000,000, tore through the league, scoring 61 goals in all competitions!

Their Apertura showing proved to be a false dawn, winning the league phase comfortably, before tumbling out in the playoffs, losing 3 of their 6 games. This also coincided with a Copa Colombia exit and an early loss in the Libertadores to Argentines 'Defensa y Justicia.

It was a poor showing by Los Verdolagas, but Don Pablo pulled a rabbit out of the hat, stumping up an eye watering $38,500,000 for Steven Alzate to bolster his teams rank. Once again, god shone down on El Patron, as his team (with the help of a raft of late late goals) would top the table again, before cruising through to the Clausura Final by winning 5 of their 6 playoff group games.

In the Final, it would be a clash of Medellin and Cali, as El Senor and America de Cali provided the opposition and although the Cali cartel owned the bragging rights from the opening leg, the return saw Atletico Nacional claim the Title thanks to a 92nd minute winner.

Success for Don Pablo wasn't just confined to Colombia however. He would see his team rectify their Libertadores embarrassment by going on a mazy Sudamericana run, that saw them topple San Lorenzo, Fluminense, Sao Paulo, Vasco de Game and slot Nacional (URU) for 7 en route to the Final.

Once there it proved to be easier than expected, a Colombian ref and 3 goals later, Don Pablo watching at home from his ranch would be able to welcome back his team with the prize of the Copa Sudamericana.

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AMERICA DE CALI

The Cali cartel would underpin the finances of America, with the Orejula brothers backing their club with a more modest $14,250,000 transfer spend. However they would scoop arguably the biggest prize in Colombian football, committing over $100,000 per week to national legend Radamel Falcao. He was joined by foreign imports Gary Medel and Bruno Zuculini as America hoped to compete both domestically and in the Libertadores.

There would be an early celebration as the team collected the Superliga Colombiana, beating Junior over 2 legs, a positive start for the Cali cartel.

Apetura success then looked to be on the cards with a strong 2nd place finish, but a lack of cutting edge saw them draw 4 of their group games to miss out on a Final place. Again this disappointment would be compounded with a surprise loss to Deportes Quindio in the Copa Colombia.

In the Clausura the Orejula brothers demanded more, as success in shipping their product to New York, did not correlate into success on the pitch. There would be another 2nd place finish in the league, before a confident display in the group phase saw them make the Clausura Final, where they would face Don Pablo's Atletico Nacional.

It was more than a game for the cartel heads, but someone had to lose and a 4-3 1st leg lead for America, would be overturned as a very late goal for Nacional left El Senor with a sour taste in his mouth for the journey back to Cali.

That taste may have been sweetened by the teams showing in the Libertadores as America would reach their 5th final (having lost the previous 4), beating notable sides such as Racing Club & Santos to face off with Flamengo in the grandest of stages.

Sadly there would be little chance to get under the skin of the officials as the Paraguayan hosts ensured of no wrong doing. America instead would feel aggrieved themselves, a blatant offside goal opened the scoring, before a 2nd killed off any hope they had of bringing home the greatest prize of all.

A season of so near, yet so far for El Senor and America.

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MILLONARIOS

Millonarios probably started on the back foot, no Continental football and a squad needing a larger revamp than their rivals. Jose Gacha would be more cautious with his ill gotten gains, spending near on $14,000,000, but on smaller signings, the most exciting being that of Matias Arezo out of River Plate (URU).

El Mexicano would see his team struggle to keep up in the Apertura, instead enjoying and focusing on the Copa Colombia as a realistic chance of glory, given that both the other Narcos sides fell early on.

A 5th place finish in the league would see them make the group phase, but even though they notched 4 wins from 6, it wasnt to be and success alluded them. However they would make good on their Copa hopes, beating out Santa Fe rivals 'Independiente in the Semi Finals, before Independiente Medellin succumbed in the Final over 2 legs. El Mexicano had domestic success to flaunt at last.

Their Clausura hopes would not be so bright. Another 5th place finish, followed up by a disappointing Group phase saw the team miss out, watching both Atletico Nacional and America have a shot at the title at their expense. Jose Gacha will need to dip into his pockets in order to bring his team up to par in Colombia, in order for his team not to fall too far behind the other Narcos clubs.

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2022

ATLETICO NACIONAL

Atletico expectations were high, higher than ever and not just in the Coke sense. Don Pablo expected more, yes he had a National Championship and Continental success with their Sudamericana victory, but it was probably less than they should have earned, given their relative dominance in the league.

Once again El Patron made good on his word and rather than bury excess cash in a field, he would fork out over $80,000,000 on new faces, bringing in a core of Colombians as well as a couple of big names. The most notable would be the addition of Alexis Sanchez who returned to the continent from Inter as Pablo Escobar stumped up $145,000 per week to get his man.

The signings appeared to translate into instant success, once again the team topped the Apertura table and head into the playoffs as favourites, but would soon fall apart when it counted and would fall short. That in turn combined with yet another early exit in the Copa Colombia, whilst any hopes in the Libertadores also faded with a loss to Santos in the knockout rounds.

Minor success was found with the Superliga win, but hopes were again pinned on winning the Clausura to make something of the season. The first phase was even better, just one loss from 20 was the best return yet. Bacca and Sanchez continued to develop as a dominant factor, combining for just shy of 70 goals.. but it wasnt enough.

The Final was made thanks but although the team benefitted from a late goal to spare their blushes in the 1st leg at home, there was to be no 'favors' in the away leg and Tolima continued to usurp the big clubs with a 0-1 win to leave Don Pablo fuming that for all his investment, Atletico Nacional had just the Superliga Colombiana to show for it.

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AMERICA DE CALI

America looked to build on last years efforts would see El Senor stump up the funds to add depth to their squad, deals that included the coup of 3 foreign superstars in Lanzini, Diego Costa and Douglas Costa. It would also see the return to the country of Harold Preciado as his $22.5m acquisition would see him go on to top the scoring charts with 40+ goals.

Things couldnt have gone better in the Apertura, a 2nd place first phase finish would be followed up by a convincing effort to make the Apertura Final. Once there things almost took a bad turn, but back in Cali, Tolima would suffer the fate of 8 yellows and a red card as America would clinch the title on penalties.

Success at home would not translate well into South America, as the heroics of last years run to the Libertadores Final would barely be touched upon as America fell out in a group phase that included taking a 1-8 beating by Boca Juniors.

The season would hinge on a strong Clausura and once again America were one of the best, easing into the Semi Final phase and looking good to win back to back titles. Lanzini continued to dominate games, but it would be the team that America beat in the Apertura, who would go on to prevent them reaching the Final of the Clausura.

Deportes Tolima still sore about the one-sided officiating in that 2nd leg, would go on to crush America 1-5 in Tolima and in effect end their title hopes. A disappointing end for El Senor, but a Title is not to be sniffed at... not in the Narcos world.

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MILLONARIOS

Jose Gacha has alot of work ahead with this club as Millonarios are falling short both on and off the pitch. There would be solid investment but the star addition would be that of 38 year old Carlos Tevez, who did spend a a portion of 2021 at America. He would go on to contribute 17 goals and 20 assists, but in all honesty it was never enough.

Millonarios struggled in the Apertura, making the Semi Final phase but 3 losses there put paid to any chance of title success. In the Libertadores they would give a decent account of themselves, beating Boca Juniors and helping to knock out America, but they would be no match for Palmeiras in the last 16.

Another run in the Copa Colombia looked to be the root to success, but a penalty shootout loss to Junior put paid to any realistic chance that El Mexicano would be celebrating a trophy this time around.

The Clausura proved to be even worse, the team barely made the Semi Finals, squeezing in with an 8th place finish, on the back of 7 defeats. The playoffs would be even worse, 0 wins in 6 and a season that fizzled out quicker than a Bogota car bomb, El Mexicano has a choice to make... he either commits to a plan or he will face further humiliation in the world of the Cokedaddy.

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On 28/05/2021 at 14:16, Carambau said:

Escobar approves

He appears to be King of the Narcos right now....

On 28/05/2021 at 14:13, abulezz said:

This a fun concept and looks like its gonna be an entertaining save!

Im enjoying it, it takes a while to get things going and trying to juggle 3 teams though :D

 

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2023

ATLETICO NACIONAL

The demands on Atletico were higher than ever after last years disappointment. Escobar dipped into his pockets again, bringing home David Ospina, whilst spending another Narco' season most of $62,000,000 in total. With 4 straight regular season first placed finishes, it was no surprise that the club again racked up 17 wins and topped the table to head into the playoff semi finals. The team led by the young Jesus Diaz would go on to romp away in the group, hammering Jose Gacha's Millonarios by 6 and 7 en route to a Final against America.

With Escobar watching on in angst, he would finally see Nacional again claim the title, easing past America by 11-5 on aggregate and ensuring the Medellin Cartel controlled domestic soccer over their Cali rivals. This success would be their 2nd of the year, having already reclaimed the Superliga Colombian with a victory over Tolima, whilst the team would head on a Libertadores run that should have wound up with the clubs 3rd success on the grandest stage.

Sadly, Atletico Mineiro proved to be one Brazilian team too many and a fuming El Patron would seek retribution on the Bolivian referee, who would send of Balanta, before playing over 5 minutes of injury time to allow to late Mineiro goals and leave Atletico Nacional out in the Semi Finals.

Back home the domination would continue, Diaz scored, Ospina blocked and with Walter Bou stepping up after the retirement of Alexis Sanchez, they would again ease toward a 1st place finish in the Clausura. Another comfortable Semi Final stage would setup a repeat Final, as America looked to avenge their hammering in the Apertura. However although the tie would be a tighter occasion, El Patron could again pour scorn over El Senor and reap the rewards of his heavy spending. Atletico Nacional had completed a league double, their first in over a decade.

There was still one more competition to win, to try and clean up the Colombian honours list. The team focused on succeeding in the Copa Colombia, but would find the Copa specialists 'Millonarios just too much as Jose Gacha could celebrate a penalty shootout win over his rivals, leaving Nacional with a rare disappointment in a stunning season.

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AMERICA DE CALI

Orejula and America looked to build on winning the Apertura in 2022, whilst also making their mark back in the Libertadores. El Senor would spend big again, Marlos Moreno and Jhon Cordoba returned to their homeland as part of a near on $40,000,000 spree as America built on a squad that already contained Lanzini and Preciado.

America would push Nacional all the way in the league phases (both Apertura and Clausura), leaving them to meet in back to back Finals to decide the title. Sadly for America and more importantly annoyingly for Orejula, he would only see his team lose out to Pablo Escobar on both a occasions as the Cali Cartel would find themselves having to settle for 2nd best to their greatest rival. The club would rue not investing further, losing out on deals for National team members Juan Cuadrado and Yerry Mina. A further deal to bring Italian Mario Balotelli into the club also collapsed, with El Senor angered by finding his potential new player, face down in icing sugar...

Success would need to be sought elsewhere, but that wouldnt come in the Libertadores with the team failing to get out of the group stage, losing 1-5 to you guessed it Atletico Nacional to consign America to the Sudamericana. Once there, America didnt look back.. well they did, at the wrong time. Newells and Jorge Wilstermann were put to the sword, before a home 4-0 win over Botafogo in the Semi Final, appeared to put the club into their first ever Sudamericana final. Then somehow, some way, that 4-0 lead would turn into a 4-6 deficit in just 18 2nd half minutes as El Senor (banned from entering Brazil) would slump back in his chair and despair at the collapse of his expensive side.

The Semi Finals stage would also haunt the club in the Copa Colombia, a 4-7 home loss to Millonarios and Jose Gacha in the 1st leg, but things would go a bit crazy back in Cali as 4 goals and a red card past the 90 minute mark, would see Millonarios sneak through and the referee regret his choices.

A season that appeared to promise alot, saw America come away with nothing but egg on their face. Changes should be expected as El Senor cannot to afford to keep losing face in the Narcos battle on the pitch.

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MILLONARIOS

Oh how El Mexicano must wish for some consistency from his team. Its probably best to start with the good, that being a 2nd Copa Colombia triumph, as they would beat both America and the Atletico Nacional to claim the trophy, winning the Final on penalties infront of a fervent home crowd.

But that success failed to translate anywhere else. El Mexicano would spend over $30,000,000, the most he has invested in one season, but there would be something lacking with the team barely scrapping into the Semi Finals in both the Apertura and Clausura Championships. They would fail to make any dent once there and history will show that under El Mexicano, the club are yet to win a National title, a record that in total rolls back to the 2017 Clausura.

In the Sudamericana there would also be problems, 3 wins and 3 defeats would see the team slump out in the Group phase, leaving no doubt that in order to be more competitive Jose Gacha will need to up his investment into a squad lacking that superstar appeal of his rivals.

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4 hours ago, bestbrother said:

a fuming El Patron would seek retribution on the Bolivian referee

This is a real "Plata o Plomo" moment right there in the making. Maybe Don Pablo should have a quick word with the head of the Conmebol referees...

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