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  1. Aachen FC Season 5 Review I managed to finish a respectable 9th place in the league with me only being 10 points away from the play offs. I am aiming to get a higher position and close the gap next season. Dominik Schnitzler was my top goalscorer with 14 goals for the season. Overall Best 11 Transfers
  2. Hi all, Figured that I would start making predictions about the Euros and would update them after each round. Now seems like as good a time as any to start this, given we're about a month from the tournament. Group A 1. Italy- Italy are still a long way from being a perfect side. However, their improvement since the 2018 debacle has been noticeable and they have one of the better international managers around in Roberto Mancini. They also swept through qualifying extremely comfortably and their 2022 qualifying campaign has also started well. Overall, I don't think the Italians are ready to win a tournament yet but they are improving. Top spot in a tough group for them. 2. Turkey- Turkey vs Switzerland is a bit of a toss up for me. Personally though, it feels like Turkey are a rising force while Switzerland are on the wane a bit. That being said, I do expect whoever finishes third in this group to progress to the last 16 and I would predict that the gap between these two is relatively likely to be goal difference. I definitely expect a Turkish improvement from a poor Euro 2016, particularly with the return of their successful 2002 manager in Senol Gunes. This is a young Turkey side and I expect them to improve further over the next few tournaments. 3. Switzerland- Somehow or another, I'm certain we'll have the Swiss in the last 16. They are as experienced a tournament team as you can get and they always seem to find a way through even when up against more fancied teams. That being said, a few of their key players (Xhaka, Shaqiri etc) aren't what they were in their prime so I'm narrowly giving second to Turkey in this group. 4. Wales- I can't think of many teams who have had a worse build-up to a tournament than Wales. This is a complete contrast to the euphoria of 2016 and frankly it feels like Welsh participation this time is being met with a shrug rather than actual excitement. That being said, this Welsh side plays nicer football than they did four years ago and they have more depth than they did under Coleman. However, it's difficult to see the Welsh doing much unless Bale and Ramsey can turn the clock back a few years, particularly given that the Welsh have landed in a relatively tricky section. And that's without even going into their managerial situation. Group B 1. Belgium- I currently have Belgium as fourth favourites to win the tournament (behind Portugal, France and England). At the end of the day, I don't trust their defence under Bobby Martinez to hold firm for the entire tournament. Hazard's poor form at Real Madrid also doesn't bode well for Belgium in terms of winning the tournament. Still, this is a Belgium side with a number of top quality players who have had plenty of good results recently. They should top this group. They're certainly capable of winning the tournament if they can ensure that their defence remains stable. 2. Denmark- The Danes are my dark horses for the Euros. Their recent results have been exceptional and they have a good mixture of talented attackers and rock-solid defenders. They've also managed to gain plenty of good results in the 2018 World Cup and the Nations League in 2020. The Danes could certainly give Belgium a run for their money in this group, and the game between the two of them will be a useful game to gauge the quality of both sides and their ability to progress to the tournament's latter stages (even if I think that, unlike with Belgium, Denmark winning the tournament is very unlikely to actually happen). 3. Russia- I have a theory about football. There are two types of footballing nations. Importers and Exporters. Most nations are Exporters. You can roughly judge the quality of their national team based on how many players they have in the top European leagues, and the level they are playing at within those leagues. Russia are an Importer. The best way to judge a Russian side pre-tournament is to look at the state of the Russian clubs and the Russian league as this is where the bulk of the Russian national team comes from. And Russian clubs were REALLY poor in Europe this season. The only club playing European football after January was Krasnodar who were knocked out of the Europa League Last 32 by Dinamo Zagreb. Don't get me wrong Dinamo are a decent side... but the overall picture for Russian football is pretty bleak at the moment. I think Russia are still a better team than Finland... but a Finland side in their first major finals should certainly be sensing vulnerability from the Russians. 4. Finland- Their first major tournament and huge credit to Finland for reaching it. Given the sense of fun that teams often have when playing at a tournament for the first time or when playing in a tournament after a long absence, I can definitely see the Finns dumping Russia out in the group stages. I think their the weakest side in the group but they certainly have a reasonable shot at the last 16. Which will probably be the limit for them. Group C 1. Holland- The Dutch are lucky that they're in, on paper, a weak group. They have no Van Dijk (one of their key players) and a set of fairly mediocre attackers, particularly given their reluctance to start Wout Weghorst regularly. Oh, and their manager is Frank De Boer, he of the four games at Palace fame. If I were a Dutch fan I would probably be happy with an honourable last-16/quarter-final elimination to allow them to maintain some momentum for the World Cup qualifiers while taking the opportunity to quietly move De Boer on after the Euros are finished. 2. Ukraine- I'll admit that I don't know a huge amount about the Ukrainians. On the one hand, they qualified pretty impressively, finishing ahead of Portugal. On the other hand, they qualified impressively for the last Euros and then flopped pretty miserably. Plus their first 2022 qualifying results weren't great and their squad is a pretty standard decent yet nothing special Ukraine side. Them and Austria are pretty close for second, I think the Ukrainians are a bit more consistent as a side though so I think they'll narrowly take second. 3. Austria- Austria are decent on paper but usually flatter to deceive. That being said, if they can get their act together, they definitely have a couple of quality players who could allow them to challenge for a top two spot. I still have their recent defeat to Denmark in the back of my mind though so... I think that puts them third in this group. 4. North Macedonia- In some of the sections in this tournament, the Macedonians would probably be looking at a swift ticket home. But this section doesn't really impress me, and the Macedonians showed their potential against Germany recently. I still think they're the weakest side here on paper but they'll certainly have a shot at a surprise qualification here. Plus who doesn't want to see Goran Pandev snatch a goal at a major tournament? Group D 1. England- There are a lot of positives for England. We have a set of strong attacking players and, if we can ally that with our traditional defensive solidity (AKA being ****ing boring) in this tournament we really could win it (particularly with the tournament's final stages being played at Wembley). The main question mark is Southgate. Is he capable of getting the best out of our squad? Is he capable of making the tweaks in a big game to snatch a tight semi-final/final? It's going to be interesting to find out. The extra year has probably been good for England with the emergence of Jack Grealish (assuming he recovers from injury), Phil Foden and Mason Mount along with the revived form of John Stones. My big issue with our squad is our GK. Pickford is eccentric and unreliable, Pope's distribution isn't good enough for what we're trying to do as a team (he proved this against Poland) and Henderson hasn't played much all season. If anyone lets us down I think it could be the man between the sticks. This is also a tough section and it will be a good test of what England's level is moving forward. 2. Croatia- Never underestimate Croatia. They always have a few talented players and they are always a tough team to beat with the capacity to have a real run at a major tournament (and to knock a few arrogant/entitled sides out of a tournament). That being said, the feeling is that this Croatia team is starting to decline a bit. The extra year won't have helped them. And the next generation aren't quite as good as the previous generation was. They should remain a good side but it could be a while before they return to their 2018 peak. 3. Czech Republic- I'll confess that, after the draw was made, I had Scotland to finish third here. The Czechs had been average for a while and hadn't impressed me at all in recent qualifying campaigns or at Euro 2016. However, in the past year the Czechs have definitely improved, particularly with the emergence of Tomas Soucek as a strong presence in the midfield. Overall I think it nudges them above the Scots for me. Just. 4. Scotland- I like this Scotland team. They're the best Scotland team I've seen since... ok I started following football in the early 00s so this is the best Scotland team I've seen. Plus, in Steve Clarke, they have even managed to snag themselves a competent manager (for once). It's a shame that they're in a tough group, they are possibly the best side I've put down to finish fourth in a group (with a nod to a decent Hungary side in Group F). It's an even bigger shame that we won't get to enjoy a rare England-Scotland game at a major tournament with a capacity crowd. They're definitely capable of sneaking through to the last 16. Group E 1. Spain- This isn't a great Spain side and I don't really back them to win the tournament. Laporte's transfer to their national team helps them solve a glaring defensive weakness but I still don't really know where the penetration is coming from with Spain. They have good attackers but nobody really stands out to me as a "I can win you a tournament" type player. Still, they have a good midfield and a competent manager in Luis Enrique so they should top their group and do ok before getting knocked out by the first big fish they face. 2. Sweden- Poland against Sweden is another close call for me. Poland have Lewandowski but Sweden have the better overall side. Overall, I think Sweden are more likely to finish ahead of the Poles but the Poles are more likely to produce a random good performance to knock one of the tournament favourites out. Plus I remember how teams were able to nullify Lewandowski in 2018. So I'll give it to Sweden. They're always decent defensively and players like Forsberg, Isak and Ibrahimovic give them a good attacking threat. Plus I still remember the role they played in eliminating Holland then Italy then Germany for the 2018 World Cup. 3. Poland- Poland, with the exception of Euro 2016, have generally underachieved at recent tournaments. They have Lewandowski... but the rest of their squad doesn't hugely convince me. Still they're a good team and they should get through to the last 16. They're quite unpredictable though, if they click they could be a surprise package. If Lewandowski gets nullified they could crash out early. 4. Slovakia- I'll be honest, Slovakia do not inspire with... anything as a side. They're a very average team and the other three sides in the group should be able to deal with them fairly comfortably. Slovakia, to me, appear to be a side on the decline from the Hamsik generation. Group F 1. Portugal- If any side will have benefited from the extra year, it's Portugal. They did not convince in qualifying but a lot of their players are entering this season after strong domestic seasons and a few of their younger players are just starting to find form. I think Portugal are my favourites to win the tournament. They have a strong defence, a strong set of attacking players and a competent manager in Fernando Santos. It's difficult to see what their weak link is at the moment. Beyond the fact that this is a horrible, horrible group to be in. 2. France- The reigning World champions and my second favourites. What is there to say about the French at this point? Dangerous on the break with a reliably solid defence. They can win a tight game 1-0, they can win an end-to-end thriller and they can even simply dominate the midfield and pick you off at their leisure. I have them below Portugal as I think a couple of their players are slightly past their best. Only a little bit though. And they do have Mbappe who could be crucial in the latter stages. 3. Germany- Still a good team but an iffy defence puts them below Portugal and France. Plus, in this group, I would not want to start with the Portugal and France games. The Germans would probably be better off starting with the Hungarians to allow them to get three points on the board early. Still, if they can get past the group stages they could turn into a force in this tournament. Particularly as one unlucky group winner may have to play them in the last 16. I also don't really trust Low, I think his heyday as a manager is past. Plus recent poor performances (6-1 against Spain, North Macedonia, some terrible Nations League results, the last World Cup) don't inspire me with any confidence. 4. Hungary- I don't know who Hungary pissed off to have landed with this group. I mean, you could not have had a harder group for them than this. A decent side who would be relatively competitive in any other group. But not in this one sadly. An early elimination for the Hungarians. I hear Dominik Szoboszlai is one to watch.
  3. Arões Sport Club Season Report 2023/2024 Tranfers | Finance | Squad Campeonato de Portugal With our best player for the last 2 season leaving, I was actually somewhat worried about this season. But those worries proved to be unfounded, as we actually set a new points record so far in the save. Taça de Portugal Lost in the local derby to Fafe, they are a tier above so it was somewhat expected Best Players 1: Gustavo Gomes Gustavo Gomes took over from Paulo Freitas and he performed greatly. 2: Nuno Ferreira Nuno Ferreira has been on the squad since the beginning and has been one of the most consistent performers so far 3: Miguel Paralvas A youth player that was actually not highlighted when he came along, he has since become probably our best offensive player. Stats General Stats Youth Products Season Stats Manager Stats Final thoughts: Not a bad season, but we might have a little bit of an issue right now. Both of our best players by Current Ability, Nuno Vieira and Armando Araújo do not want a new contract. Nuno Vieira's contract ends next season, Araújo's ends in 2026. I might need to sell Vieira on and sell Araújo next season, but that will suck
  4. Ungmennafélag Njarðvíkur - Season 2026 Review Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances We keep on losing our best players, but we also keep qualifying for Europe, so that will help out a lot. Towards the end of the season we got the best news ever in that we are going professional again before next season! Keflavík and Valur proved too good for us this time, but I hope to challenge them next time around. Before the season started we played in the Meistarakeppni karla, a sort of Community Shield and we beat Breiðablik on pens. In the Deildabikar we were unbeaten, but still finished 2nd got knocked out In the Bikarkeppni we lost to Þór in the 3rd round. In the Europa Conference League we beat Gorica of Croatia, Olimpija Ljubljana of Slovenia, and Botev Plovdiv of Bulgaria to reach the group stage. There we have drawn AIK of Sweden, Vitória de Guimarães of Portugal, and FC København of Denmark. So far we've beaten AIK and lost to Vitória de Guimarães once and FC København twice. We have a very unlikely chance of going through, but most likely we are getting knocked out. I'll update how things happened in the next season review. Youth A very good preview. Some very good personalities, and some potential in addition. A promising goalkeeper this time. Statistics: U19s: They won the U19 Division A again this season. In the U19 Cup they beat UMFA/Hr/ÁI, FH, Grótta/Kría, and Þór to do the double! Record Breakers: Most goals in a match: Ómar Ingi Hermannsson 23c - 4 Most goals in a league match: Ómar Ingi Hermannsson 23c - 4 Trophy cabinet: Inkasso-deild karla - 1 (2022) Bikarkeppni - 1 (2025) Meistarakeppni karla - 1 (2026) U19 Division A - 2 (2024, 2026) U19 Cup - 3 (2024, 2025, 2026) U19 Division B - 1 (2023) U19 Division C - 1 (2022)
  5. Vikeologist's 2047/48 Folkestone Season Report We started really badly, 6 points in the first 10 matches, and I was worried that a continuation of our terrible second half from last season was going to lead to relegation, but by managing the matches myself, rather than Instant Resulting, I steadied the ship. We were never anywhere near the playoffs, but we also didn’t look like being relegated after 15 matches or so. So a bit of a boring season. Being safe meant that I could give opportunities to my promising young players near the end of the season. Unfortunately as I have bemoaned more than once recently, I don’t have much in the way of promising young players, and the ones I do have are in the same positions as my even more promising and slightly older young players. I’ve done a screenshot of players by PA rather than CA, and you may note that they’re mostly wingers. In fact both my starting strikers are repositioned wingers. Top Goalscorer – Dave Jackson 21b – 23 Ten less goals than last season, and he only scored once in the last ten or so matches of the season, but I don’t really have any concerns about him. Well, actually, I do have one. Dave has hit 22and it turns out he doesn’t like Big Matches. It’s going to happen occasionally, despite my quarantining all my non big match players in a separate mentoring group. However, I do want to see if I can change this, so I’ve put Dave into a group with my 2 most influential players who do like big matches to see if it’s not too late to turn this around. It’s only been a few months. Is 22 too late to turn this around? Anyway, I do have another good striker to play alongside him. 17 year old Liam Carter 25d scored 20 goals. If either of them miss a match though, I have a problem. Highest Average Rating (minimum 10 matches played) – Steven 'Shamrock' Larkin 21d – 7.26 My mercenary goalie. Incidentally, there doesn’t seem to be any way of changing his personality. He has 3 years left on his huge contract, and a release clause that’s too low, but not terrible. His demands for a new contract are wayyyyyyy more than I can give him, so I suppose he is gong to leave at some point unless we win promotion the next couple of seasons, but it won’t be the absolute end of the world. He’s very good, but not irreplaceable. Man of The Match – Steven 'Shamrock' Larkin 21d - 7 Most Valuable Player– Steven 'Shamrock' Larkin 21d The first season that I’ve awarded this to him, and as per above it might be his last since there’s a good chance he’ll leave. He did let in 80 goals this season, but maybe that’s not entirely a Shamrock problem. Most Appearances (Regens) – Jason ‘Nepotism’ Ramsay 1a – 719 Jason has now retired, having failed to secure another managerial post. Gutting. Nobody from my current squad looks likely to surpass him Michael Morgan, my veteran striker is on 569, but is almost 34 now, and mostly not playing. The most appearances by a current player still starting every match is 387 by 26 year old Neil Norris. I don’t think this record will ever be broken. Most Goals (Regens) – Michael Morgan 9a – 463 I said last year, I keep publishing the obituary on his career, and he keeps refusing to bow out gracefully. Honestly, I think he’s still my 3rd best striker, because the ones below him don’t actually score goals. The thing is though that I need to try to develop somebody with the potential to surpass him. That said, he will probably be a substitute at the start of next season, because I can’t afford to keep giving chances to strikers posting eggs, if that’s the right idiom. Seriously, the 2 strikers competing for the number 3 spot both failed to score a single goal this season in a combined 1,000 minutes or so of action. However, it is just possible that this record might be broken. One of my starting strikers, Liam Carter 25d, is 17 years old. As I say above, he only scored 20 goals this season, but he only started 39, and of course he is likely to improve. Maybe a lot. And apart from Morgan, he really has zero competition for his place for the immediate future. I really hope I do get a good striker in an intake soon, but for the moment the coast is clear. Season Division Position Notes MVP 21/22 VNL South 18th Steered clear of relegaton thanks to good start. Callum Davies 22/23 VNL South 16th Only 2 places better, but a lot more points. Henry Newcombe 23/24 VNL South 18th Big step backwards in points. David Smith 24/25 VNL South 15th Consistently mediocre. David Smith 25/26 VNL South 14th Just outside playoffs for most of the season. David Smith 26/27 VNL South 16th Otherwise known as the year 1AD (After Discipline) Ellis Andrews 2c 27/28 VNL South 19th Narrowly avoided relegation places all season David Smith 28/29 VNL South 15th Tried different tactics. Didn't find a magic bean. David Smith 29/30 VNL South 7th Lost playoff semifinal, but a great improvement. Ellis Andrews 2c 30/31 VNL South 12th Second half slump into mid-table disappointment David Smith 31/32 VNL South 7th Lost in S/F of playoff Ellis Andrews 2c 32/33 VNL South 9th Didn't threaten playoffs Ellis Drake 10a 33/34 VNL South 2nd Lost last 2 matches of season and 1st playoff game. Michael Morgan 9a 34/35 VNL South 4th Knocked out Playoffs 1st round on penalties Michael Morgan 9a 35/36 VNL South 6th Knocked out in Playoff semifinal Michael Morgan 9a 36/37 VNL South 5th Knocked out in Playoff semifinal Giorgos Kragiopoulos 11a 37/38 VNL South 1st Won the league by a mile. 17th time lucky. Michael Morgan 9a 38/39 VNL National 1st Back to back comfortable promotions Jack Collett 13a 39/40 League 2 2nd Won last 5 matches securing automatic promotion. Jack Collett 13a 40/41 League 1 11th Pushing for promotion most of the season Jack Collett 13a 41/42 League 1 5th Lost in playoffs semifinal Michael Morgan 9a 42/43 League 1 8th Losing streak, winning streak and then injuries Kevin Spencer 17d 43/44 League 1 7th One place outside playoffs. Kevin Spencer 17d 44/45 League 1 12th Outside playoffs all season. New stadium. Pete Larkin 18d 45/46 League 1 2nd Promoted last day of the season. Dave Jackson 21b 46/47 Championship 20th Plummetted near to relegation zone Dave Jackson 21b 47/48 Championship 15th Terrible start but mid table safety after that. Steven 'Shamrock' Larkin 21d
  6. I'll answer my own question: yes. The AI clubs seem to make decisions only based on players' PA and CA, and completely ignore their career history and form. For example, I have a 22-year old striker now in Vanarama National who has scored 20, 39, and 47 league goals in the previous 3 seasons in the Vanarama North. Absolutely nobody has paid interest to him, because he obviously doesn't have a very high PA at all. This feels quite unrealistic, if it happened IRL, I'm pretty sure Leicester would be knocking on my door hoping to catch the next Jamie Vardy. Moreover, it should not be possible to conclude with absolute certainty that a young player with that kind of record doesn't have any potential. In contrast, tens of millions will be paid by AI clubs for high-PA 18-year-olds who haven't necessarily played a single senior match. And we humans do it too, of course, but it's an entirely safe bet to take in the game because we know they'll be good if they have high PA (as judged by good scouts).
  7. End of Season Review Season 2027/28 Unió Esportiva Extremenya Season Summary Another year and another runners up in the league. An early loss in the cup meant another season without any silverware. Season Details Europa Conference League - A heavy aggregate defeat by Scottish side Aberdeen saw the club knocked out at the second qualifying round for the fourth season running. League Table - U. E. Santa Colomo were just too strong and churned out win after win. League Fixtures 1 & 2 - We were much more consistent though we were still some way back in second place. Copa Constitució - A shock defeat to Sant Julià eliminated the club at the quarter final stage. Pre Season Friendlies - Another quality pre season campaign with just the one defeat. Squad - Another good intake has enabled the depth to get even better, though we do lack some good centre backs. Squad Dynamics - As good as it always is. Transfers In - None. Transfers Out - Just the two departures, as two youngsters left on loan to gain some experience. Youth Candidates - Another exceptional intake with Spanish central midfielder Juan Montaner YP28A49 looking like a fine prospect. Finances - We are in the black though only just as we are losing a lot of money every year due to the high costs of the youth academy. Key Players Julio César Villalonga YP27I41 - The striker was not as prolific as last season. Tiago Mendes YP27A33 - The best player at the club, the seventeen year old is now a full Andorran international. Hugo Freitas YP27J42 - The goalkeeper performed above his level numerous times. Mirko Giudici YP27K43 - One of the best defenders at the club. Rúben Salgueiro YP27H40 - A fine season from the midfielder. Next Season A title challenge. Personal Coaching Data Season Reputation Qualifications Att Def Fit GkD GkH GkS Tac Tec Men WWY Ada Det PlK YoK LoD MaM Mot ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At start Minimal (0.25*) None 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 2021/22 Minimal = (0.50*) ↑ None = 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 1 = 1 = 1 = 1 = 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 1 = 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 5 ↑ 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 2022/23 Minimal = (1.00*) ↑ National A ↑↑↑ 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 3 ↑ 1 = 1 = 1 = 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 4 = 1 = 6 ↑ 6 ↑ 7 ↑ 16 ↑ 8 ↑ 9 ↑ 2023/24 Minimal = (1.00*) = National A = 8 ↑ 8 ↑ 3 = 1 = 1 = 1 = 8 ↑ 8 ↑ 8 ↑ 4 = 1 = 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 8 ↑ 20 ↑ 9 ↑ 10 ↑ 2024/25 Minimal = (1.25*) ↑ Continental C ↑ 10 ↑ 11 ↑ 4 ↑ 1 = 1 = 1 = 11 ↑ 11 ↑ 11 ↑ 8 ↑ 1 = 9 ↑ 8 ↑ 9 ↑ 20 = 11 ↑ 14 ↑ 2025/26 Minimal = (1.00*) ↓ Continental A ↑↑ 10 = 11 = 4 = 1 = 1 = 1 = 11 = 11 = 11 = 8 = 1 = 9 = 8 = 9 = 20 = 12 ↑ 15 ↑ 2026/27 Minimal = (1.25*) ↑ Continental Pro ↑ 12 ↑ 12 ↑ 5 ↑ 1 = 1 = 1 = 12 ↑ 12 ↑ 12 ↑ 9 ↑ 1 = 9 = 9 ↑ 10 ↑ 20 = 13 ↑ 17 ↑ 2027/28 Minimal = (1.00*) ↓ Continental Pro = 13 ↑ 12 = 5 = 1 = 1 = 1 = 13 ↑ 12 = 12 = 9 = 1 = 9 = 9 = 10 = 20 = 14 ↑ 18 ↑ Club Facilities Season Training Facilities Youth Facilities Corporate Facilities Junior Coaching Youth Recruitment Club Reputation --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At Start Poor Poor Adequate None None Local (0.50*) 2021/22 Poor = Poor = Adequate = None = None = Local = (0.50*) = 2022/23 Poor = Poor = Adequate = None = None = Local = (0.50*) = 2023/24 Poor = Poor = Adequate = None = None = Local = (0.50*) = 2024/25 Poor = Poor = Adequate = Average ↑↑↑ Adequate ↑↑↑ Local = (0.50*) = 2025/26 Poor = Poor = Adequate = Good ↑ Good ↑ Local = (0.50*) = 2026/27 Poor = Basic ↑ Adequate = Exceptional ↑↑ Exceptional ↑↑ Local = (0.50*) = 2027/28 Poor = Basic = Adequate = Exceptional = Exceptional = Local = (0.50*) = Season Record Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 23 17 3 3 58 23 +35 73.91% 2022/23 30 14 5 11 59 47 +12 46.66% ↓ 2023/24 30 15 5 10 58 42 +16 50.00% ↑ 2024/25 32 17 8 7 72 48 +24 53.13% ↑ 2025/26 35 15 7 13 72 64 +8 42.86% ↓ 2026/27 34 17 4 13 67 50 +17 50.00% ↑ 2027/28 32 16 8 8 66 36 +30 50.00% = Overall Career Record After Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage Time At Club ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 23 17 3 3 58 23 +35 73.91% 322 days 2022/23 53 31 8 14 117 70 +47 58.49% ↓ 693 days 2023/24 83 46 13 24 175 112 +63 55.42% ↓ 1,065 days 2024/25 115 63 21 31 247 160 +87 54.78% ↓ 1,429 days 2025/26 150 78 28 44 319 224 +95 52.00% ↓ 1,806 days 2026/27 184 95 32 57 386 274 +112 51.63% ↓ 2,171 days 2027/28 216 111 40 65 452 310 +142 51.39% ↓ 2,520 days Trophy Haul Season Competition Won -------------------------- 2021/22 Lliga Biosphere Trophy Cabinet League Titles ------------- 1 x Lliga Biosphere (2021/22) Cup Competition Victories ------------------------- Career Overview Season Champions League Europa League Europa Conference League League Position Copa Constitució Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 N/a N/a N/a Lliga Biosphere 1st N/a Promoted as champions. 2022/23 N/a N/a N/a Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 3rd ↑ Semi final ↑ Qualified for the Europa Conference League. 2023/24 N/a N/a First qualifying round Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 3rd = Eighth final ↓ Qualified for the Europa Conference League. 2024/25 N/a N/a Second qualifying round ↑ Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 2nd ↑ Eighth final = Qualified for the Europa Conference League. 2025/26 N/a N/a Second qualifying round = Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 3rd ↓ Runners up ↑ Qualified for the Europa Conference League. 2026/27 N/a N/a Second qualifying round = Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 2nd ↑ Runners up = Qualified for the Europa Conference League. 2027/28 N/a N/a Second qualifying round = Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 2nd = Quarter final ↓ Qualified for the Europa Conference League. Record Number of Appearances (Players From The Academy Only) Season Player Cumulative Number of Appearances -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 No one 0 2022/23 No one 0 2023/24 No one 0 2024/25 Javier Rodríguez YP25C3 6 2025/26 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 37 2026/27 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 63 2027/28 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 83 Record Goal Scorer (Players From The Academy Only) Season Player Cumulative Number of Goals --------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 No one 0 2022/23 No one 0 2023/24 No one 0 2024/25 No one 0 2025/26 Afonso Leal YP25I9 3 Javier Rodríguez YP25C3 3 2026/27 Vasco Leonardo YP26K27 14 2027/28 José Ferreira YP26D20 21 Record Number of Assists (Players From The Academy Only) Season Player Cumulative Number of Assists ----------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 No one 0 2022/23 No one 0 2023/24 No one 0 2024/25 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 1 2025/26 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 8 2026/27 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 11 2027/28 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 20 Record Number of Clean Sheets (Players From The Academy Only) Season Player Cumulative Number of Clean Sheets ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 No one 0 2022/23 No one 0 2023/24 No one 0 2024/25 No one 0 2025/26 No one 0 2026/27 Hugo Freitas YP27J42 3 2027/28 Hugo Freitas YP27J42 18
  8. Not at first it was a DLF-A! It wasn't by design and it was actually the very last role I used. I used every single ( and i mean that literally ) role and duty for the striker before this one as I wanted to just test how the striker roles and duties worked with the rest of the tactic staying exactly the same as I was getting my patterns and combinations with the rest of it. The thing is he (poacher) will still get it played into his feet and link up like the DLF or any striker role does ( at least in this tactic ) when we get into their half with the ball. When we build up possession it seems like the first third when we have the ball and we're building, he's looking only for a ball in behind and it causes chaos for their backline who either drop with him leaving space in front or he gets it in behind. This is both the issue but also what seemed to make it work even better in terms of results. Yeah well there you go FM summed up I guess.
  9. Ungmennafélag Njarðvíkur - Season 2025 Review Table | Squad | Transfers | Finances A rather strange season, this. I didn't think we did very well, but somehow we finished in 3rd, only a point behind 2nd. But when I compare it to last season, we only had 4 points more. Usually, this points total would not be enough to finish in the European spots, but for whatever reason it was fine now. I'm happy with it, but I still think we need to improve going forward. One problem though is that quite a few players are not willing to sign new contracts, so I might lose some before next season. Viðar Már Arinbjörnsson 22c is among them, and he has already signed a contract with Norwegian side Kristiansund. In the Deildabikar we won our group, but lost to Valur in the semi final. In the Bikarkeppni we beat Þróttur, Fylkir, Stjarnan, and Akraness to reach the final. There we beat HK on pens to claim our first cup win. Youth Back to a golden generation, but less positive lines than normal. A very good intake this season with loads of potential. Yes, yet another striker is the best. Now we are getting quite saturated with strikers... Statistics: U19s: They finished 2nd in the U19 Division A this season. In the U19 Cup they beat KR/KV, Víkingur R., Grindavik/GG/VíkÓ, and Haukar/KÁ to retain the cup title. Record Breakers: Most clean sheets: Hrannar Hlíðdal - 12 Most league goals overall: Helgi Þór Jónsson - 53 Oldest player: Sean de Silva - 35 years, 232 days Oldest goalscorer: Sean de Silva - 35 years, 82 days Trophy cabinet: Inkasso-deild karla - 1 (2022) Bikarkeppni - 1 (2025) U19 Division A - 1 (2024) U19 Cup - 2 (2024, 2025) U19 Division B - 1 (2023) U19 Division C - 1 (2022)
  10. SVV Scheveningen - Season 4 (27/28) Player Stats / Transfers 6th spot! and 65 points...only 4 behind promotion!. Great run and finally a season where we didn't lose the last 4 games. We finally also won the first round in the playoffs beating Almere City. Sadly we lost against the Eredivisie club Willem II in penalties...I needed 2 days to cool off after that loss. We got knocked out in 2nd round in the Cup again, this time by Groningen. The amazing season is mostly thanks to A-KUM who scored amazing 34 league goals! and had an average score of 7,22. And ofcourse teh rock in the goal, VAN DER MAATEN with averege of 7,12. One of our regens has beter rating than him now...but i'm reluctant to replace him. Next year I will have to due to his age so he will play less. This year also saw some regens breaking into the first team. ADENIE, teh star regen from last seaosn became a starter right out of the bat at 15 years and is now at the end of teh season a 3,5 star player. Lets see how far he will get. Hopefully I can keep him untill promotion. DZAFIC and EVERS played many games, DZAFIC breaking into first 11 quite early in the season, while EVERS jumped in at the end. DZAFIC had a brilliant rookie season with 14 goals and 16 assists! In defense WINTER replaced VAN KOESVELD as 1st LB more or less halfway the season. KRUIPER on the other hand has surpussed our star duo in central defend. His growth this seaosn was amazing, he went from 2,5 star to 4 stars and might be even our best player atm. VAN DER MEULEN has stopped progressing sadly...I hope he is not yet at his max as he's not Eredivisie material yet. My AM claims he has room to grow...but we will see. Overall I think we now have two players who could play at right side of Eredivisie in KRUIPER and PLEUNIS. A-KUM is a great scorer but its mostly due to his speed, I doubt it will work in eredivisie. He will not get that many chances. If we manage to get 5 or 6 Eredivisie-worthy players at the end of the season I think we might make a great chance to promote in two years! Stats so far Happy with the growth of attendence! and seaosn tickets New HOYD Our former HoYD got poached so I had to find a new one and hired this guy...his stats are worse but.....Fairly Proffesional personality! Still Media-Freindly so lets see if this will get me better youngsters!What you guys think? I could also hire a German or Belgian dude...but i'm unsure as they do not have Netherlands knowladge. Will that affect my youth intake or does it have no effect? Youth Intake Predicted Youth intake Actual: Much less diverse than las two seasons sadly. Also not that GOLDEN as I had hoped. No direct first team players. I didn't sign VAN DER SLOOT, I sign the rest. We can see more "Fairly Proffesionals"...so that is nice! So the TOP 3 INHM: Hopefully a family member of the famous Drenthe! Has already amazing Tackling, Teamwork and Determination!. Decent speed. Sadly not that tall. Still this might be our futuce CB next to KRUIPER. KUYVENHOVEN, amesome name! Great teamwork and work rate so lets hope he will imporve fast as he's pretty bad overal. Tommie has great pace, but really needs to work on finishing if he wants to get to first team. Overal high potential but needs alot of work too. Youth stats: Finally a youth from Den Haag! Italian second nationality this year!
  11. Season Review 2025/26 First things first - we won the FA Trophy! Great team effort, got through twice via penalties.Hopefully a sign of better things to come. In the league i tried to experiment and "teach" new tactics to the squad. We now can play (beside our trusted 4-3-3) a flat 4-4-2 and a wingerless 4-1-3-2. I hope this flexibility will pay off next year. Even despite all those experiments we managed a nice 13th place. Since some young players are developing nicely (and we often lost while having an higher xp-rating) i have hopes that next season we will have a shot at the promotion-playoff-places. The finances took a hard hit because we upgraded our youth training facilities. 750.000 Euro, all the club had as savings i hope this will pay off. Youth level has been increased as well. Key players: Jake O'Reilly 23A - 6.91 As envisioned he became our new star-striker during this season. As feared he wants to leave, i hope i can hold onto him for at least one more season Dan Lavercombe 7.01 As always a reliant keeper with the ocasional great game. Valdemar Kapoco 22o - 7.00 Has become our best central defender during thisi season. Not great, defense is still our weakest area, but at least he's decent and doesnt make too many mistakes. Squad: Best Eleven Finance Transfers Summary:
  12. With our first new Head of Youth Development change in over 20 seasons, getting this kind of youth intake preview made me somewhat excited. Lets hope that our Perfectionist Head of Youth Development can live up to the standards.
  13. Youth Intake 2026 Well not the best intake in my opinion. Quite some talented players - I am especially happy about a new GK-talent - but the personalities are mostly not great. Will sign only those where i really believe they can be of use.
  14. Just sold my best defender for a good fee. His contract was up at the end of the season, so I sold him while I could get something for him.
  15. Nov 2014 We've now reached the half-way point in the season, and it's hard to know what to say. We may be up into the heady heights of 5th (and if we hadn't tailed off a little recently we'd be in 4th) but I still find myself looking down rather than up. Aside from the fact that I tend to do so after promotion however well we do, in this league there's not much to look up at and plenty to look down to. There's also the fact that a 5-point safely margin still doesn't look that big under the circumstances, and in some ways the number of teams between us and the relegation zone is at least as much of a safety net. Leaving aside our position, a 6-5-5 record doesn't seem like much more than 'enough' at this stage and I'd still happily take a finish of 8th or something like that. I was just settling down to the idea that we were stumbling along in mid-table form before we burst into life at a similar stage to last season. Wins over Cullompton and Torpoint gave us our first back-to-back wins of the season and we followed it up with a nice and commanding 3-0 away to last season's rivals Alphington. It's a shame we couldn't hold on to a lead at Dobwalls or beat Helston at home as either result could have take us higher but for now we're doing fine. Maybe it helped to have our first-choice winger Ashton back after a September injury (and our run coincided with his return) as well as a couple of other signings finding their feet after wobbly starts.
  16. Yeah it just happened but I didn't get sacked. He did offer for 2 players though, same as you. However, i went to their profiles and under "contract" i could immediately withdraw the contract offer. Then I spent the £6million he put in the club on training facilities.
  17. How well is pretty well? Are you meeting / exceeding expectations? Looks like you are playing as Juventus (sorry I mean Zebre ) so are you top of the league, doing well in Europe? The reason I ask is that the player in question may not actually be a "problem". If your team is consistently performing well it's unlikely that any single player is consistently playing poorly regardless of what some calculated rating is saying (which by the way we have no idea how it's actually calculated, just some educated guesses). Yes a team can carry a "bad" player for a game or two, but consistency is always key and if you are consistently performing well I really wouldn't worry too much about a single player's rating. If it ain't broke don't fix it .
  18. This should be part of the hiring process. Some clubs already ask the player to commit to retaining certain staff. In an ideal world I'd like FM to split the manager role up, where some clubs hire old-style managers and others hire head coaches. I'd also like to be able to take jobs as a DoF or technical director. FM's interpretation of the manager is a role that's very rare these days at the top level.
  19. End of Season Review Season 2027/28 Unió Esportiva Extremenya Season Summary Another year and another runners up in the league. An early loss in the cup meant another season without any silverware. Season Details Europa Conference League - A heavy aggregate defeat by Scottish side Aberdeen saw the club knocked out at the second qualifying round for the fourth season running. League Table - U. E. Santa Colomo were just too strong and churned out win after win. League Fixtures 1 & 2 - We were much more consistent though we were still some way back in second place. Copa Constitució - A shock defeat to Sant Julià eliminated the club at the quarter final stage. Pre Season Friendlies - Another quality pre season campaign with just the one defeat. Squad - Another good intake has enabled the depth to get even better, though we do lack some good centre backs. Squad Dynamics - As good as it always is. Transfers In - None. Transfers Out - Just the two departures, as two youngsters left on loan to gain some experience. Youth Candidates - Another exceptional intake with Spanish central midfielder Juan Montaner YP28A49 looking like a fine prospect. Finances - We are in the black though only just as we are losing a lot of money every year due to the high costs of the youth academy. Key Players Julio César Villalonga YP27I41 - The striker was not as prolific as last season. Tiago Mendes YP27A33 - The best player at the club, the seventeen year old is now a full Andorran international. Hugo Freitas YP27J42 - The goalkeeper performed above his level numerous times. Mirko Giudici YP27K43 - One of the best defenders at the club. Rúben Salgueiro YP27H40 - A fine season from the midfielder. Next Season A title challenge. Personal Coaching Data Season Reputation Qualifications Att Def Fit GkD GkH GkS Tac Tec Men WWY Ada Det PlK YoK LoD MaM Mot ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At start Minimal (0.25*) None 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 2021/22 Minimal = (0.50*) ↑ None = 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 1 = 1 = 1 = 1 = 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 1 = 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 5 ↑ 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 4 ↑ 2022/23 Minimal = (1.00*) ↑ National A ↑↑↑ 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 3 ↑ 1 = 1 = 1 = 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 4 = 1 = 6 ↑ 6 ↑ 7 ↑ 16 ↑ 8 ↑ 9 ↑ 2023/24 Minimal = (1.00*) = National A = 8 ↑ 8 ↑ 3 = 1 = 1 = 1 = 8 ↑ 8 ↑ 8 ↑ 4 = 1 = 7 ↑ 7 ↑ 8 ↑ 20 ↑ 9 ↑ 10 ↑ 2024/25 Minimal = (1.25*) ↑ Continental C ↑ 10 ↑ 11 ↑ 4 ↑ 1 = 1 = 1 = 11 ↑ 11 ↑ 11 ↑ 8 ↑ 1 = 9 ↑ 8 ↑ 9 ↑ 20 = 11 ↑ 14 ↑ 2025/26 Minimal = (1.00*) ↓ Continental A ↑↑ 10 = 11 = 4 = 1 = 1 = 1 = 11 = 11 = 11 = 8 = 1 = 9 = 8 = 9 = 20 = 12 ↑ 15 ↑ 2026/27 Minimal = (1.25*) ↑ Continental Pro ↑ 12 ↑ 12 ↑ 5 ↑ 1 = 1 = 1 = 12 ↑ 12 ↑ 12 ↑ 9 ↑ 1 = 9 = 9 ↑ 10 ↑ 20 = 13 ↑ 17 ↑ 2027/28 Minimal = (1.00*) ↓ Continental Pro = 13 ↑ 12 = 5 = 1 = 1 = 1 = 13 ↑ 12 = 12 = 9 = 1 = 9 = 9 = 10 = 20 = 14 ↑ 18 ↑ Club Facilities Season Training Facilities Youth Facilities Corporate Facilities Junior Coaching Youth Recruitment Club Reputation --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At Start Poor Poor Adequate None None Local (0.50*) 2021/22 Poor = Poor = Adequate = None = None = Local = (0.50*) = 2022/23 Poor = Poor = Adequate = None = None = Local = (0.50*) = 2023/24 Poor = Poor = Adequate = None = None = Local = (0.50*) = 2024/25 Poor = Poor = Adequate = Average ↑↑↑ Adequate ↑↑↑ Local = (0.50*) = 2025/26 Poor = Poor = Adequate = Good ↑ Good ↑ Local = (0.50*) = 2026/27 Poor = Basic ↑ Adequate = Exceptional ↑↑ Exceptional ↑↑ Local = (0.50*) = 2027/28 Poor = Basic = Adequate = Exceptional = Exceptional = Local = (0.50*) = Season Record Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 23 17 3 3 58 23 +35 73.91% 2022/23 30 14 5 11 59 47 +12 46.66% ↓ 2023/24 30 15 5 10 58 42 +16 50.00% ↑ 2024/25 32 17 8 7 72 48 +24 53.13% ↑ 2025/26 35 15 7 13 72 64 +8 42.86% ↓ 2026/27 34 17 4 13 67 50 +17 50.00% ↑ 2027/28 32 16 8 8 66 36 +30 50.00% = Overall Career Record After Season Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Win Percentage Time At Club ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 23 17 3 3 58 23 +35 73.91% 322 days 2022/23 53 31 8 14 117 70 +47 58.49% ↓ 693 days 2023/24 83 46 13 24 175 112 +63 55.42% ↓ 1,065 days 2024/25 115 63 21 31 247 160 +87 54.78% ↓ 1,429 days 2025/26 150 78 28 44 319 224 +95 52.00% ↓ 1,806 days 2026/27 184 95 32 57 386 274 +112 51.63% ↓ 2,171 days 2027/28 216 111 40 65 452 310 +142 51.39% ↓ 2,520 days Trophy Haul Season Competition Won -------------------------- 2021/22 Lliga Biosphere Trophy Cabinet League Titles ------------- 1 x Lliga Biosphere (2021/22) Cup Competition Victories ------------------------- Career Overview Season Champions League Europa League Europa Conference League League Position Copa Constitució Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 N/a N/a N/a Lliga Biosphere 1st N/a Promoted as champions. 2022/23 N/a N/a N/a Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 3rd ↑ Semi final ↑ Qualified for the Europa Conference League. 2023/24 N/a N/a First qualifying round Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 3rd = Eighth final ↓ Qualified for the Europa Conference League. 2024/25 N/a N/a Second qualifying round ↑ Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 2nd ↑ Eighth final = Qualified for the Europa Conference League. 2025/26 N/a N/a Second qualifying round = Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 3rd ↓ Runners up ↑ Qualified for the Europa Conference League. 2026/27 N/a N/a Second qualifying round = Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 2nd ↑ Runners up = Qualified for the Europa Conference League. 2027/28 N/a N/a Second qualifying round = Lliga Multisegur Assegurances 2nd = Quarter final ↓ Qualified for the Europa Conference League. Record Number of Appearances (Players From The Academy Only) Season Player Cumulative Number of Appearances -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 No one 0 2022/23 No one 0 2023/24 No one 0 2024/25 Javier Rodríguez YP25C3 6 2025/26 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 37 2026/27 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 63 2027/28 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 83 Record Goal Scorer (Players From The Academy Only) Season Player Cumulative Number of Goals --------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 No one 0 2022/23 No one 0 2023/24 No one 0 2024/25 No one 0 2025/26 Afonso Leal YP25I9 3 Javier Rodríguez YP25C3 3 2026/27 Vasco Leonardo YP26K27 14 2027/28 José Ferreira YP26D20 21 Record Number of Assists (Players From The Academy Only) Season Player Cumulative Number of Assists ----------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 No one 0 2022/23 No one 0 2023/24 No one 0 2024/25 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 1 2025/26 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 8 2026/27 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 11 2027/28 Paco Berenguer YP25A1 20 Record Number of Clean Sheets (Players From The Academy Only) Season Player Cumulative Number of Clean Sheets ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 2021/22 No one 0 2022/23 No one 0 2023/24 No one 0 2024/25 No one 0 2025/26 No one 0 2026/27 Hugo Freitas YP27J42 3 2027/28 Hugo Freitas YP27J42 18
  20. Honestly, it's been so long since we've had a signup, maybe not enough people know what it is. Also, maybe people haven't noticed it. I'm not sure how many people ever look at the CSE list of threads. @podunkboyWhat about looking at the people who took part in the last one and atting them? Like @Lenzar @XaW @Crispypaul Guess I've done that now. Can't believe how long it's been since the Baker's Dozen I remember. Doesn't even appear when I searched for it.
  21. Not for me mate. Don't worry about it. I had planned to run one but I'll just find something else to fill the void in my life
  22. I would keep CA and PA but would COMPLETELY hide PA for both the player and the AI. This would mean managers would look at CA relative to age plus players' personalities to find the best youth prospects, just like in real life.
  23. Yes. I definitely see it that way. It really seemed that way with my previous Youth save, where I was lucky that the dip happened in the final few intakes, and I still had an actual golden generation to take me to challenge achievement. To be fair, I did think that I was getting a really good run of intakes in this save from about 10 to 5 intakes ago. I was worried it wouldn't last, and it didn't. Even with much better Youth facilities and recruitment, my last few intakes are objectively worse, and maybe my improved training facilities, slightly better coaches and playing at a higher level, are blurring their worse standard. It's not going to cause me to be relegated, but I'm in the Championship, and even if I get a player every year with the potential to take us to the top, it's going to be a long slog.
  24. This was a perfect month for us. Go through the semifinals of the Italian Cup and also managed to pass another round in Europa League against Porto. Won all the games in the league, but we are still sitting in 7th, but reduced the gap to Inter and Lazio - champions league places seem a bit to far for our reach.
  25. SEASON 2032/2033 JUNE 2033 SEASON REVIEW SERIE BKT One of the most comfortable seasons i ever had in fm.We were in 1st place from the start until the end and won a much deserved promotion.Cittadella and Udinese followed us.Venezia,Piza.Spezia and Sampdoria(!) relegated. AWARDS WINNERS Our loan from Totenham won young player of the year award. And manager for the year for me. 6 players in league best XI. Of course we had the best team. TIM CUP It was an amazing season for us in cup.We eliminate 3 Serie A clubs (one of them Inter Milan) and lost in qrt final from Fiorentina.Milan won it. U20s Great season for our U20s too,they won league title and promotion. U18s A good season for our U18s too. SEASON REVIEW CONTINUE OTHER ITALIAN COMPETITIONS SERIE A Inter Milan won Serie A for another season and that makes our cup campaign and their elimination much more great. SERIE C SUPER CUP ITALIAN CLUBS IN EUROPE INTER MILAN Amazing season for Inter. JUVENTUS LAZIO Great season for Lazio too. ATALANTA FIORENTINA MILAN ROMA ITALY NATIONAL TEAM Third place in nations league for Italy and 2/2 in their start in WC quilifiers. LATVIA NATIONAL TEAM After a bad nations league campaign we had a very good start in WC quilifiers. AROUND THE WORLD LEAGUES GREECE AEK Athens won Greek league. LATVIA And my ex-club and our affiliate FK Ventspils are first in Latvia. MAJOR LEAGUES ENGLAND SPAIN GERMANY FRANCE MAJOR COMPETITIONS CL EL ECL SUPER CUP YOUTH LEAGUE UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE VACATIONS
  26. Aachen Season 5 Youth Intake Look at this for a youth intake. Literally every player could be first team regulars in a few seasons. Here are my 5 of the best prospects. Stefan Feldmuller(YP34) - German Right Winger Finn Propheter(YP35) - German Left Winger Michael Baumgartner(YP36) - German Central Defender Hans-Peter Czok(YP37) - German Left Back Jan Sieber(YP38) - German Central Midfielder
  27. FMEnhanced v3.0 Several months ago during the release of the BETA, I released a skin called FME (Football Manager Enhanced) which was intended to be an extension of what Sports Interactive provide as opposed to a complete overhaul. I intended to keep everything in keeping with the default look and feel of the game for a more seamless integration and ease of use. Upon release of FME, I received some wonderful feedback from users and fellow modders, though with limited time I was unable to keep up with demand for extra features/bug fixes etc. Having gained more time over the past month, I have rebuilt FME and have stripped it back for the sake of simplicity. If you're familiar with FME, you may be sad to learn that this version of the skin is currently only a Player Overview panel with little or no modding elsewhere. I have taken a quality over quantity approach and perhaps with more time in the future, I'll be able to rebuild the club page that I originally built. I have discovered several things that have never before been done and it would be nice to reveal them in a future update. For now though, FME is an upgraded default skin with an enhanced Player Profile. Screen Size Adaptability FME adapts better than before to smaller resolutions. If you have a very low res screen (1024x768), you'll have a slightly limited experience as there simply isn't enough space to display all the required elements. However, stepping up to 1600x900 and 1920x1080, you have a fuller experience with greater functionality as per the images below. (1024x768), (1600x900) & (1920x1080) Transfer/Scouting Labels Player profiles show Dynamic Transfer Labels which change with context. When a player has been scouted, the "Transfer" labels are replaced with the "Transfer Interest" labels, better integrating the scout report with the player profile and giving you a quick idea of how much a player might cost. Without Scout Report With Scout Report Transfer Actions Transfer actions are available directly from the Scout Feedback Block via a dropdown menu. Additionally, clicking on the Scout Rating Circle, or indeed any of the Transfer Labels will take you directly to the full Scout Report. Attribute Colours/Information Block Touch versions of the game present different attribute colours which I have modified and introduced into FME. Red highlights low attribute values, Yellow for moderate values, Blue for good values and Green for excellent values. Foot strength is of course also present underneath the Physical Table. Additionally, I have implemented a better Player Information block which I believe provides all of the essential basic information required when viewing a player. Additional Tabs In addition to the default Attributes tab, I have made several other tabs available which I have optimized to function in a much smaller space. Player Information, Contract Information, Transfer Information/Status, Player Report, Medical Report & History are all available to access directly from the Player Overview. I hope to add more tabs in the future, though these are the ones I have made available for the time being. The Future As and when time becomes available to me, I will endeavour to keep this project alive. Sports Interactive do a great job every year and they made a lot of improvements to the base skin. I understand there are many people who prefer a Dark or a Light skin, as well as Instant Result and Player Faces on the Tactics screen and although these used to all be part of FME, they will not be officially restored until I have a good amount of time to ensure they are implemented well and to a standard I am happy with. For now, feel free to download FME v3.0 and perhaps even use it purely as a standalone Player Overview Panel within another creators skin. Download FME v3.0
  28. If he's got good Anticipation, Off the Ball, Acceleration, Agility and Technique, then whipped crosses may well work for you. Fire them in and see who reacts first.
  29. Thanks mate I really appreciate that and i'm glad it has helped in any way possible! This was always meant to be a thread for the Community and fans of FM. I was just as happy getting to the conclusion myself or if someone posts tomorrow no worries cult and ripamon i've got it here's 38 Wins, 70% average possession and every pattern you could possibly want. Yes exactly I 100% agree and couldn't agree more with your second paragraph you've wonderfully described everything I think there. It's one thing to know exactly what you want and what you think should be the right settings and roles/duties for your vision. It's another thing it playing out the same way in the match engine! Thank you mate well you aren't exactly much further off and I know you aren't specifically trying to create the EXACT things I am so it's a little different but lots of similar principles in our tactics that are both getting great results & great Pep like football! The DLF-A version is definitely very close it just doesn't perform quite as well as the poacher BUT it should still be good enough for top sides which is really what it's designed for. But i haven't tested it much so if people are downloading it and trying it out let us know how you're getting on! Thank you mate I really appreciate I can't say it was completely with the Real Sociedad orignal team, like your Lyon I made a few transfers but didn't do any transfer business that nobody else could do playing as Real Sociedad! And your success is brilliant too mate that many goals and possession is brilliant along with European success!
  30. yes, Patson Daka in my save who Dortmund bought, Pretty average attributes but ended up having a goalscoring rate of about 95% consistently, literally no interest in him from anyone in the 8 or so years he was there. Also a player called Ricky Jade Jones played for Rotherham in my save in the championship, scored about 80 goals in 2 seasons, literally no premier league or even top championship team interest in him at all. Just to add to that aswell. I created a striker in the editor and made his attributes so he'd be the best in the world however his form and goalscoring did not reflect that, rarely got into double figures in a season. Yet he has been sold to both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at different stages in his career for 150million plus obviously just based on his CA. and regularly gets called up to International squads. He's now pushing 30 so his media description is Legendary Striker when he is far from it, whereas Patson Daka only goes down as veteran striker, even though he's won ballon d'ors and scored a crazy amount of goals.
  31. Think France ought to win it. Still got a great nucleus of a team, and have that proper star quality in Mbappe. England will come unstuck as soon as we meet one of the recognised 'big boys'. Might change that view though if we don't meet one till the SF, by which government have said 90k is good to go. Proper home game then. Giving how weird this season has been across leagues, I've gone Turkey to win to keep the weird year up. Yilmaz to fire them to glory. On the side of the draw where they could feasibly get to SF without meeting anyone significantly big outside of Italy in the groups.
  32. No, Yugoslavia and Croatia are gone, but you can pick a post-split Serbian, Slovenian or Albanian. (Bosnia didn't play in any Euro)
  33. If England dont win it, then anyone in the squad should never play football again, its that nailed on.
  34. How much a player is involed into play depends to a big part on your tactics. DLP is very good at recycling possession and to be a focal point in deeper areas in possession oriented playing styles. So properbly a good start would be to share your tactics.
  35. @davie77 Mate now i have the correct informations about Uzbekistan new leagues format: SUPER LEAGUE - FIRST DIVISION -14 teams - 28 games - 3 asian cups spot: League champion qualificated to AFC Champions League group stage 2nd placed qualificated to AFC Cup group stage 3th place AFC Cup playoffs - 13th & 14th placed relegated in Pro League -12th placed do relegation playoffs against Pro League 3th placed PRO LEAGUE OR PRO LIGA - SECOND DIVISION - 10 teams - 26 games. After 18 games the table is divided into two parts: 1-5th placed play the promotion playoffs with 8 matches four home and four away. 6-10th placed play relegation playoff with 8 matches four home and four away - 1st and 2nd placed promoted to Super League - 3th placed play playoff against 12th placed in Super League - 10th placed rlegated in Birinchi Liga, third Division - 9th placed play playoff against 2nd placed in Birinchi Liga, third division BIRINCHI LIGA - THIRD DIVISION - 12 teams - 24 games - League winner promoted in Pro Liga or Pro League - 2nd placed play playoffs against 9th placed in Pro Liga or Pro League
  36. Er, what? Uruguay v Ghana chaos Tshabalalalala!! England being absolutely hopeless Spain finally winning it after Howard Webb's horrific refereeing of the final The Jabulani ball going all over the place North Korea calling up an outfield player instead of a third choice keeper, then only being able to play him in goal Paraguay making the quarter finals for the first time Brazil losing their heads against the Dutch Rooney getting booked against the Platinum Stars XI New Zealand being the only unbeaten team but still going out in the groups Raymond Domenech having a massive paddy and refusing to shake anyone's hand That Nigerian lad missing an open goal from two yards out Robbie Earle being sacked by ITV for ticket touting Maradona picking his mate up front for Argentina even though he was about 40 That Maicon goal that bent in from out by the corner flag And that's a bad World Cup.
  37. Jamie Vardy didn't have a PA. He had drive, determination, and other abilities and characteristics that allowed him to develop into the player he became.
  38. So January was a pretty much up and down month, with the positives being represented by the two stages we have passed in the Cup. Given we were lucky to get both draws at home against Torino and Roma we managed to qualify to the semi-finals. In the league our form was rather poor, taking only 6 points out of 5 games, to keep us in 7th position in the league.
  39. Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of season one. Well, not quite, you still have some information to sift through that wraps up the second half of my first season, but this should be the last update that is truly text heavy. As you may recall, the club was still unbeaten at the halfway stage, and top by eight points over rivals Orlando Pirates. It’s a pretty sweet effort considering how unstable the club looked when I arrived, plus things can only get better the longer I stay and continue to build. I’ll also have the first lot of stats at the end of the this update, though nothing too fancy in terms of charting rise and fall just yet. Let’s jump in and see how our first season panned out, and if we could start our tenure in SA with a league win. Team – On the pitch TL;DR The club battled a truly horrific fixture list that saw 10 games crammed into May, with our thin squad of kids feeling the burn. We won our first major trophy, knocking off rivals Cape Town City 2-0 in the CAF Confederations Cup (Europa League). The game was played over 10,000KM away from Cape Town in Egypt, impressive considering we both share a stadium in South Africa! Part of the late season stretch of games was the NedBank Cup (FA Cup) final, where the squad was exhausted. We lost 2-1 to Kaizer Chiefs. We won the Premier League, finishing nine points ahead of second place Orlando Pirates. It was the club’s first ever PL title. Season one saw ACT capture the Premier League, CAF Super Cup and CAF Confederations Cup, plus make the final of the Nedbank Cup. Pretty good going, all told. Youth – Prospects and potential TL;DR Another relatively short section as we’re still only a year into our adventure with ACT. The club had its first youth intake since taking over, with a one 4/5*PA striker called Given Nkosi and one 4*PA centre mid, called Thapelo Phakathi. Everyone else was 3* or lower. Two prospects had stood out during 2025/26, M(C) Asavela Burgess and ST(C) Yena Gcilishe. Both had killed it at youth level (Glcilishe scored 57 goals this season at U19 and U21 level) and were now beginning to make an impact for the senior team. Structure – Off the pitch TL;DR No new staff came to the club during this period, so senior training is still an average of 3.15 stars, U21 training is still 2.9 stars. The board were unwilling to make wholescale upgrades to the majority of the already impressive facilities, but did agree to continue the work on our Data Analysis centre, which is now “fairly poor.” With the general success from this season, prize money has swelled the bank balance to £4.9m, up from £1.2m when I took over. The club’s average attendance for the season was 17,316. Lots of space for supporters to spread out with 64,100 seats to fill. There was briefly mention of a consortium that was interested in a takeover. It never came to anything. I asked for another senior affiliate to tap into loan signings without having to pay wages. With Ajax and FC Copenhagen already providing such an arrangement, the board turned my request down. National Side - Bafana Bafana TL;DR Period three is slow one for international football, with just a single window in March. AFCON qualification went well, with South Africa sealing a spot at next season’s tournament following a 3-0 away win against Niger and a 2-0 home loss to Nigeria. The 2026 World Cup is just around the corner, with goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse the only ACT representative for South Africa, or any other country for that matter. The club had made another modest rise in the World rankings, up to 68th now. Other – Because some things don’t fit anywhere else TL;DR You can expand and get checking that section, ya filthy skim readers. It’s only short anyway. Only kidding. Wednesday finished 3rd in their first season without me, coming in behind both Manchester sides as City took the title. There were exits in both the League and FA Cup at the quarter-final stage, whilst City also knocked the Owls out of the semi-finals of the Champions League, the furthest the club had ever been in Europe. Stats, stats, stats So there we are, you’ve made it through season one. We’ll be laughing from here on in, and if the first year is anything to go by, I'll be laughing to!
  40. This is definitely something that needs improving in my opinion, I too have seen players with great goal records left in lower leagues to rot when the AI spend 20m on a brazilian who plays less than 10 games in 4 years then gets released
  41. Review - Season 3 - 2022/2023 League Fixtures | Play-off Fixtures | League Player Stats | Best Eleven| Accolades | Finances | Transfers | Loaned players | Youth intake | Gibraltar National League This year we did it ! The Gibraltarian invincibles ! 60/60 points. Gibraltar Rock Cup We needed extra time in the final but we won our first ! Pepe Reyes Cup Europe Happy with our performance, managed to get a draw against every opponent from our EL group. Intermediate League (U23) Squad Key players Annesley: Our best defender. only 23 and a great bargain. Nano: Only 38 years old , assisted 20 ! Britto: Our other great central defender, only 22 . Juanfri: who else? scored 29 this season and will rotate with Dylan Borge next season . Academy Accolades Facilities (changes) Manager's thoughts Very happy with the treble, finally won the cup. we have a long way to go to win the league more than Lincoln but we are on track. Twice in three seasons very strong in the Europa league, I hope we can repeat this a few more times. The big test comes from once several 'real' players quit and we have to repeat this with regens. All players signed or still have a contract. I hope to steal a few more good regens at other clubs.
  42. York City, May 2024 With another promotion - and title - in the bag, here's a round-up of the second half of the season: After a perfect month in the league in January, I was hoping for steady progress for the remainder of the season. Things didn't go quite that smoothly. Home draws against Wigan and Wednesday were annoying. After a tough run of away games in January, thanks to the EFL's random fixture generator and a couple of matches moved for waterlogged pitches, I expected an easier time of it with 4 consecutive home games. We started well enough but then faltered, culminating in the away defeat at Lincoln. After worrying about a collapse in form for so long, was this it? But we bounced back in March with 3 consecutive wins - the trip to Bristol was the fixture that confirmed out promotion, and the next game against Gillingham clinched the title. Of course, I expected a downturn in the remaining games as we had nothing left to play for, and so it came to pass: The loss to Birmingham confirmed them as runners-up, but we rallied for the last home game in front of another sellout crowd. It was another great season for Alexander and Abdul, ably supported by AMR Ben Price. There were notable contributions from new boys LB Macdonald and CB Bird. Brad james led the league for clean sheets with 18. Preparing for life in the Championship, the board have given me a transfer budget of £3.3m, but a wage budget of just £60k a week, and we're already spending £45k so some juggling will be required - there'll be no million-pound transfers coming in. I've already made the first moves, signing Alexander to a permanent deal for £60k, and extending the loan of Abdul. Millwall wanted more than £2m for a permanent deal but were happy to loan him for another season. Some outgoings will be easy - several long-standing first-teamers are coming to the end of their contracts and will be allowed to leave, sadly including AML Harry Bunn who has been with us since season 1. At 31 years old, and now rated as only a Vanorama player, his time is up. A tougher decision has to be made about Brad james. His contract is also expiring and I'd like to keep him as a backup, possibly as No 1 if I can't find an upgrade. But in contract negotiations he won't accept anything less than first-choice GK. Throughout FM21 my biggest headaches have been caused by agreed playing time so I'm now extremely wary of caving in to those demands (and have allowed some good prospects to escape because of it). My shopping list is a long one - a GK, two CMs, one CB and fullbacks at both left and right. I also need a replacement for Bunn at AML, and a backup for Abdul at AMC. I will say now: if we win promotion to the PL this season, the game is definitely too easy, and probably completely broken
  43. Thoroughly enjoyed your England at 30 update and good job so far in Hong Kong!
  44. After the release of the 21.4 update I did a full season test of Full Match Engine Stats versus Quick Match Engine stats. There were improvements in several areas but significant differences still remained for certain stats which undermine scouting/search comparisons. My test gave 70% penalty success rate over full season for FME with 77% for QME - 20/21 season actual in Premier League was 83%. The 70% success rate in my detailed test was below the 75-80% SI soak tests indicated by @FrazT, inless the soak test was based upon QME.... Fll details of my stat tests were:
  45. - Champions!!! RESULTS We have done it! PEC Zwolle are the Champions of the Netherlands! Who cares that we lost the KNVB Beker semi final against PSV? Champions!!! Fiete Arp wins the Eredivisie golden boot for the 3rd time! EREDIVISIE Behold the Champions! EURO 2028 England retain their 2024 EURO title.
  46. Silverware! RESULTS There it is! It was easier than we thought before the game. Utrecht did not have one real chance and Arp - who else - made sure we won the KNVB Beker. That we lost the following game because of still being drunk, is only a rumour... EREDIVISIE Utrecht overtook us but who cares. We are qualified for the Europa League because we won the cup. Tight title race up there!
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