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    Hapoel Nazareth-Ilit
  1. FM Careers Forum Discussion

    Been a while again since I posted in here but have been reading many career threads almost daily. Have a very fun game going at the minute with just 4 nations loaded, Slovenia, Serbia, Holland and Germany. With the aim to naturally progress through the tiers, so starting in tier 2 of Slovenia, then moving to a top Serbian side, then any of the top division Dutch sides before finally getting a top job in Germany. Not quite panned out like that, i'm still in Slovenia and have been for 7 seasons, with the same club. And its been rather easy, promoted as Champions first season, finished 2nd in my season in the top flight and then finished as Champions in the 5 seasons since. Strangely i've not had a single offer or even rumour of another club coming in for me. I have a continental pro license and am only 29 in the game still, I have 6 league wins and 6 cup wins (inc Charity Shield) in 7 seasons. Anyway, the problem I am facing now is the constant turn over of players, clearly the quality of players I have are too good for the league hence the titles but I've not been able to qualify for the CL group stage, missing out in the play-offs last season on away goals thus dropping into the EL Group Stages. I am yet to qualify from a EL group either, finishing 3rd this season. I know I have to keep plugging away to bring the co-efficient up and improve the league in general to attract better players but once that happens I can't offer the wages they are demading. This has meant I have become a selling club, in the Jan transfer window of 2022/23 season (the one just gone) I sold 5 players, 3 first teamers and 2 rotation but developing into first teamers for a combined 6m. Managed to sign Rodrigo Bressan and Romain Allessandrini (both in their mid-30's) as short term answers. Player values seem very inflated on this years version too, with league 1 standard players available for 3-4 million etc. My next aim is to bring more youth through but am really struggling to develop, I have good training facilities, good youth (which is in process of being upgraded), Exceptional Junior Coaching and Average Youth Recruitment. I can't upgrade the youth recruitment and haven't done so for 2 seasons. So its a bit of revolving door of foreign youth in, they develop as first teamers, they become too good for the league, major clubs interested, player sold and then back to scouting for hidden gems from South America and Africa. Anyway, reading that back it sounds like i'm moaning about my save game which i'm not. Its enjoyable but frustrating to say the least.
  2. Intent in Israel

    Hapoel Nazareth-Ilit 2019-20 What a season, we went into expecting to avoid relegation and came out with European football. Of course we didnt have a quality squad but we had a season of good man management and perfectly executed team talks. I also used the team meetings effectively and used the player appraisals to really boost morale when things didnt go so well. We retained 95% of the squad from last season and added a handful of real quality to key areas, namely in defence and wide right. The Toto Cup was my guage to the season and we beat Maccabi Haifa in our first game, although we got knocked out from the competition in the group stage I knew we could mix it with the big boys. We hit the dizzy heights of 1st within the first 10 games before confidence was knocked with a string of defeats falling to 7th. A rallying team meeting boosted morale and we were steadily climbing the table to find ourselves sitting in 2nd at the league split. The club was rocked when Dnipro came in with a bid and just like that Youssuf Bamba had left. I had no chance replace him so relied on what players I had at the club and performed admirally. At this point we had to play the big boys twice again so every point mattered. We ground out some good wins causing a couple of away upsets to justify our 3rd placed finish. Financially things took a turn for the better with decent money for just competing in the Ligat Winner and improved gate reciepts albeit from my tiny 4000 seater stadium. Hopefully I can ask the board to improve an area or two of the facilities through the season. Next season I would like to conslidate on a top half finish and just compete in the Europa League. A squad overhaul is needed with many players being released, possibly a bad thing for cohesion but necessary to push on. I released 4 of my 6 foreigners so can really inject some quality at a fraction of the cost. Although my main Target Man, Azubel has told me he intends to leave for Admira Wacker of Austria when they bid for him. I have been given 133k to spend and have 16.5k a week wages available to spend.
  3. Intent in Israel

    Hapoel Nazareth-Ilit Mid Season Update 2019-20 Not a team update as such but one on a more personal level. We're are doing better than expected which has prompted many clubs chairmen to take note and offer me the chance to an interview. But, I have decided to reject all their advances, clubs such as Blackburn, Bolton, Northampton, Birghton, Sheff Weds, Brentford and MK Dons have shown interest. I have also survived a change of chairman in November and more recently in early January a complete board takeover from within the club. The nice new chairman immediately refinanced the debt with a loan and increased the wage budget. Looking forward to finishing the season today hopefully.
  4. Intent in Israel

    Hapoel Nazareth-Ilit 2018-19 We returned to pre-season in high spirits and that showed through the season. There was little change in the squad as 4 players joined and just 1 left. I think this had a part to play as we gelled quickly again and got off to a flyer in the cup and league. We had one mid season blip where dropped to 7th before climbing back up to 3rd. It was between ourselves, Hapoel Kfar Saba and Hapoel Acre for the title and as each game went by there was a different combination at the top. We went into the last game of the season needing a win and Kfar Saba to slip up and they duly delivered, we pipped them to the post and were crowned as Liga Leumit champions. By no means do we have a talented squad, our best player was 33 year old Veteran full back Omri Atia who scored 9. I've signed all but around 4 players on for next season and will have to supplement the squad with free transfers and loan players again as the finances are pretty dire. Hopefully the Israeli legend Yossi Benayoun can enearth a few gems as we should see the league rules allow us to double our foreign quota. Season Club League Position Achievements 2016-17 Hapoel Nazareth-Ilit Liga Leumit 11th - 2017-18 Hapoel Nazareth-Ilit Liga Leumit 6th Toto Cup Winners 2018-19 Hapoel Nazareth-Ilit Liga Leumit 1st Champions Next season is obviously operation avoid relegation. Hopefully I can improve the finances to at least break even and also bring in a scout to improve the squad in the future.
  5. Intent in Israel

    After what has seemed an absolute age of having no laptop, thus no FM. A good deal was too good to turn down and FM17 was purchased later that night. Much has changed since but the urge to take a small team to glory hasnt and this will be my returning save and thread. In wanting to keep the poressing speed decent and see what the laptop can handle only 3 nations have been loaded; England, Belgium and Israel. A 3 tiered trident of nations; Big, Medium and Small. I will add now I am into my third season with this save but do have some screenshots to set the scene of my 1st and 2nd seasons. I have began my career in Israel where I intend to learn about the game and develop a few tactics before progressing on. My chosen team (well chosen by the game itself) was Moaden Kaduregel Natzrat Illit (or Nazarath-Ilit for short) We started life in the Liga Leimut the second tier of Israel with the view to stay in the league. 16 clubs in the league we were predicted 14th. We made a few signings to add some quality to the squad, most impressive was Noe Baba loaned from Birmingham, someone who was found by my Director of Football. Many of my signings have been found by my DoF or I have hi-jacked deals I've seen on the social feed (an annoyingly yet wonderful new feature). We battled well throughout the season but some baron spells of points left us finishing the season in 11th. Into the second season we aimed higher, well I did, we had the team meeting and everyone left disappointed with a mid-tabled finish. After a good old end of season clearout we signed some solid Liga Leimut players and went into the season with spirits high. Notable signings were Jamaican international Dwayne Miller and Nigerien Bachibou Koita the latter banging in 21 goals to help us achieve a 6th placed finish and win the Toto Cup. Finances are as expected, poor. With little match day income (4000 capacity stadium) and few saleable players we will contune to stuggle financially until either Promotion is achieved or a takeover happens. Both seem unlikely as it stands. We entered our third season with higher expectations as another team meeting led me to convincing the players for another top-half finish. The continuing issues I have is the board will not allow me to have any scouts. I don't know whether that is a financial or a Liga Leimut retriction and a definite league restriction of only 3 foreigners in the whole squad.
  6. FM Careers Forum Discussion

    Thanks Doesn't seem to have much activity in there. May create my own thread despite not having many screenshots for my first season.
  7. FM Careers Forum Discussion

    Morning all, Been like 5 years it seems since I last posted in the forums, recently started playing FM again when purchasing a new laptop. Had been reading the forums for a week or so before signing in so good to see a fair few recogniseable names still here, but seems alot quieter than years gone by. When I was last here we had a thread where users could update their saves in without creating their own one. Is that still a thing? If it will be used I will happily create one and go from there.
  8. [FM12] KNVB 5 tier Dutch Structure

    The gamefront link doesn't seem to work?! is this a problem with Safari or not working on the whole?
  9. [FM11] The Glory Years

    Haven't lost a domestic game yet I don't think. The 200m barrier probably was broken before I joined the club and they got their new stadium, highest I've had it is 100m. Think I was losing around 6-7m a month thanks to wages of over a million a week.
  10. B.W.G's European Expedition

    Good first season with HamKam. Semb looks an absolute gem and is progressing well. Good Luck for the new season
  11. [FM11] The Glory Years

    Just moved into a new stadium at 74k seats, averaging about 72k in the league and full house in Europe. Will be a few years yet no doubt. I'm actually going to take a break from this save as I don't want to leave PSV as I have built an awesome squad and want to see out Flores' career. But I am getting a little bored of it at the moment. Going to have a fun save with Newcastle on an updated database.
  12. [FM11] The Glory Years

    2029/30 - PSV Eindhoven - Dutch Eredivise Transfers - 8 Players IN for 54m & 9 Players OUT for 3.3m Huge outgoings this season to overhaul the first team and ensure we did our best in every competition. You can find out a bit more about my first 6 signings above, the other signings were a back-up goalkeeper who did not play a game and Ramon Varela a 18 year old LB from Velez for 2.5m, one for the future. Dutch Super Cup - Winners v Ajax Narrow win over fierce rivals Ajax, Flores with the solitary goal. European Super Cup - Winners v Real Madrid Another cup ticked off the list as we beat Real Madrid thanks to a solitary Martinez goal sealed the deal. Dutch Eredivisie - 1st (Champions) Easy stuff again as we won the league at a canter, unbeaten yet again and dropped points in just 3 games winning a massive 31 games. We scored a mammoth 123 goals in those games and conceded just 15. That meant we achieved our highest points total of 96. We have now also amassed a huge 112 game unbeaten run. Dutch Cup - Winners v Groningen Wins over Den Bosch (3-0), NAC Breda (4-1) and Twente (2-0) on route to the quarter final, which was a win over Roda JC (4-0). A semi final against Almere City was a little closer than expected but a 2-0 win was suffice. That set up a third Dutch Cup Final for PSV and was against Groningen, a solitary David Flores goal was enough to seal the win. Club World Championships - Winners v Corinthians A semi final win over Saudi club Al-Hilal (2-0) was enough to see us into the final over the competition. We met Brazils Corinthians, we edged a more evenly sided match 2-1 with goals from Hernandez and Flores. Champions League - Winners v Manchester Utd A second consecutive champions league win with no small part down to Flores who totalled 13 goals in the competition. We beat Juventus once (3-2) and drew the reverse fixture (1-1), Maccabi Tel Aviv were the whipping boys and we did just that 5-1 and 4-2. We lost once and won the other against Serbia's Red Star. In the first KO round we met Spain's Valencia. Thanks to a sending off, we won 3-0 away from home to pretty much close out the tie. Back at home we won 2-1. In the quarter final, we met another Spanish team, Atletico Madrid. A close 2-1 away win gave us the impetus and the away goals. Flores stole the show and scored twice in a 4-1 win. AC Milan were out next opponents in the semi final. We drew 1-1 at home but managed a awesome 3-1 away win even with Flores out suspended. We met Man Utd in the final, who had defeated Man City and Liverpool in the previous rounds. We travelled back to Spain and to Madrid for the final. We fell behind thanks to an OG from our GK. Flores fluffed a spot kick which could have drawn us level. We fell further behind just before half time, 2-0. Flores began the comeback 10mins into the second half, Geijo scored a few minutes later to equalise with us right on the front foot. Flores sent us into the lead with his second before again a few minutes later Mehmet Atik scored the goal to finish off the game. Squad/Stats Top Scorer - David Flores, 71 Most Assists - Andres Martinez, 26 Most MOM - David Flores, 20 Ave. Rating - David Flores, 8.07 Flores was once again just purely amazing, 71 goals this season was truly outstanding. 50 goals in 30 league games saw him break all sort of records, including the league top scorer from 1957. Finances - 68m Massive turnover through transfers. We recouped alot through prize money and a new kit sponsorship deal helped a little too. The board have rejected my advances to increase the stadium capacity although we seem to be filling it most weeks. Will try again in the new season. Season | Club | Division | POS | Cup | Continental | Other 2010 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 2nd Div | 5th | 3rd in GroupA | n/a | - 2011 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 2nd Div | 1st | 3rd in GroupA | n/a | Promoted 2012 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 1st Div | 2nd | 3rd in GroupA | n/a | Qualified for Copa Sudamericana 2013 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 1st Div | 1st | n/a | n/a | Resigned 29 August 2013/14| Carlisle | nPower League 2 | 16th | 3rd Round | n/a | Contract Expired 2014 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 6th | n/a | n/a | - 2015 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 2nd | Semi Final | n/a | Qualified for Champions League 2016 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 1st | Winners | Semi Finals | Domestic Double + All Star Winners 2017 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 1st | Winners | Winners | Domestic Double, ACL, Pan-Pacific and All-Star Winners 2017/18| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 4th | Winners | n/a | SAFA Cup Winners 2018/19| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 1st | 3rd Round | 2nd Round | Super Eights Winner 2019/20| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 1st | Winners | In Play | Quintuple 2020/21| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 1st | Winners | Winners | 4 Domestic and 2 Continental Trophies 2021/22| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | n/a | n/a | n/a | Resigned 15th August 2021/22| Perth Glory | Hyundai A-League | 2nd | n/a | n/a | Grand Final Winners 2022/23| Perth Glory | Hyundai A-League | 1st | n/a | 2nd Round | Grand Final Winners 2023 | America de Cali | Colombian 1st Div | 6th | n/a | n/a | - 2024 | America de Cali | Colombian 1st Div | 1st | 3rd in GroupE | n/a | Left 1st Sep 2024 | Philadelphia Union | MLS Eastern Conf. | 1st | Semi Final | NACL 3rd in GC | MLS Champions 2025 | Philadelphia Union | MLS Eastern Conf. | 1st | Winners | NACL 2nd in GB | Domestic Double 2026 | Philadelphia Union | MLS Eastern Conf. | 1st | Winners | NACL Winners | Treble + Pan Pacific Winners 2027/28| PSV | Dutch Eredivisie | 1st | Winners | CL 1st KO Round | Domestic Double 2028/29| PSV | Dutch Eredivisie | 1st | Winners | CL Winners | Treble + Dutch Super Cup 2029/30| PSV | Dutch Eredivisie | 1st | Winners | CL Winners | Quadruple + 2 Super Cups
  13. [FM11] The Glory Years

    Need to win the Club World Championships for total success at PSV. Maybe this will be my last season with PSV if that happens.
  14. [FM11] The Glory Years

    2029/30 - PSV Eindhoven - Dutch Eredivise Pre-Season Signings Don't often do a transfer update for any threads but thought I'd share my new signings with you. Some corkers if I do say so myself. Vasilis Markakis - Free from Man City, sat rotting in the reserves, he can do a job for me. Will play RM but can play further forward on the right or up front. Jose Modeste - 3m from Espanyol, needed a new LB and for 3m this is a snip, the Cape Verde international had a minimum fee release clause. David Bart - 7m from Arsenal, resigned for his former club for a little more than I wanted but I'm paying for potential. Da Silva - 7m from Lazio, again had a minimum fee release clause, would be first choice but got injured on debut after 6mins. Gaucho - 12m from Dortmund, a little expensive but at 24 he has time on his side, another Brazilian in the ranks. Malo Bruyere - 22m from Palermo, the final piece in my jigsaw, completes my first choice XI, was valued at 28m but again used the minimum fee release clause of 22m. One of the best players in the game at the moment.
  15. [FM11] The Glory Years

    2028/29 - PSV Eindhoven - Dutch Eredivise Transfers - 6 Players IN for 19.75m & 21 Players OUT for 11.5m I had a budget of just 16m to improve the squad, I let quite a few fringe players leave to rake in a bit of extra cash. My first signing was a rather high profile one, David Flores was out of contract and was snapped up, on 70k a week but only had a 8.25m minimum release clause, could prove havok in the future. Next in was Lenny Zidane, at just 20 he had plenty of time to mature into a player like his namesake Zizi. I then signed 18 year old Dutch midfield/striker Sergio Joosten from Porto for 6m, a gamble but I need home grown players. I then raided Villarreal for two Spanish DMs, the first was 17 year old Imanol Moral for 850k and then Jose Antonio Geijo for 10m, a huge risk but at just 21 he will have plenty of time to improve. The last player in was Luis Mendoza in January from Argentinean side San Martin for 3m, he had a very good goal scoring record back in his homeland. Dutch Super Cup - Winners v Ajax Out first trophy of the season, a comfortable 2-0 win over fierce rivals Ajax. Ofori and Flores on target. Dutch Eredivisie - 1st (Champions) Third time in a row for PSV and second time for me. We absolutely blitzed the league running up 31 wins and 3 draws to leave us with our highest ever points and goals total along with being unbeaten for the second season running. Dutch Cup - Winners v Twente We defeated ADO den Haag in the opening round of this seasons competition, 3-0 the final score. A 4-0 win over Capelle saw us into the 4th Round. Willem II were our opponents and we beat them 5-1, thanks to braces from Atik and Flores. Flores booked us into the semi final with a well taken brace against Utrecht in the quarters. Feyenoord were our penultimate opponents in the cup, we beat them 3-0 to set up a final against Twente. Geijo's solitary successful spot kick stole the show as we went on to win the game 1-0. Champions League - Winners v Barcelona Hard to believe but somehow thanks to some luck in the final we managed to win the Champions League for the first time. We were drawn against Sevilla, Wisla and Sporting CP in the group stages, we won 3, drew one and lost both against Sporting, meaning other results in the group meant we qualified for the 1st KO Round. This was against Man City, in the first leg we won 2-1, they had the vital away goal, but back at the originally named Man City Stadium we fell behind early 2-0, but pulled one back, we had our own away goal. Soon after HT we fell further behind, deep in stoppage time substitute Mineiro scored a second goal for us and we went through on away goals. We then drew Juventus in the quarter finals. A shock 2-0 away win was followed by a 1-0 loss at home, to send us through 2-1 on aggregate. Arsenal were our semi final opponents. Again the away leg was up first which I think helped, we took away a 2-0 lead Martinez and Mendoza scored the goals. Back at PSV Stadion, Mendoza scored again to win us the game 1-0. Into the final we go. Barcelona were our opponents and I wasn't expecting anything. We travelled the short distance to the San Siro in Milan and in front of a capacity crowd both teams entertained the crowd. The first half was a dull, drab affair with little chances from either side. It all took off in the second half, we struck first, Mehmet Atik pouncing on a loose ball to slot home from 12 yards. A Martinez foul got him a yellow card and Baiano scored the resulting freekick, all square. The 81st minute was a real turning point, Barca had a man sent off, I changed the tactics to increase the attacking play and boy did it pay off, substitute Erik Kemble scored a goal from a flowing passing move, that extra man used to its advantage. Final v Barcelona Squad/Stats Top Scorer - David Flores, 30 Most Assists - Ferreira, 16 Most MOM - Mehmet Atik, 7 Ave. Rating - David Flores, 8.44 Now, David Flores has a ridiculess goal scoring record despite only playing in 20 games this season, his missed 6 months of this season thanks to two injuries, he tore his hamstring muscle and was out for 3 months at the start of the season then when the season got to the nitty gritty he tore his calf muscle and was out for another 3 months. I dread to think what he could have done if he had played in all my games, 50, 60 maybe 70 goals. Lets hope his form can return next season. Injury History Finances - 89m £33m profit this season, due to Europe and its prize money. We paid out nearly 15m to shareholders but recovered that through sponsorship. I hope for a big transfer budget to again improve the squad in one or two positions. Season | Club | Division | POS | Cup | Continental | Other 2010 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 2nd Div | 5th | 3rd in GroupA | n/a | - 2011 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 2nd Div | 1st | 3rd in GroupA | n/a | Promoted 2012 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 1st Div | 2nd | 3rd in GroupA | n/a | Qualified for Copa Sudamericana 2013 | Atletico La Sabana | Colombian 1st Div | 1st | n/a | n/a | Resigned 29 August 2013/14| Carlisle | nPower League 2 | 16th | 3rd Round | n/a | Contract Expired 2014 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 6th | n/a | n/a | - 2015 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 2nd | Semi Final | n/a | Qualified for Champions League 2016 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 1st | Winners | Semi Finals | Domestic Double + All Star Winners 2017 | Jiangsu Sainty | Chinese Super League | 1st | Winners | Winners | Domestic Double, ACL, Pan-Pacific and All-Star Winners 2017/18| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 4th | Winners | n/a | SAFA Cup Winners 2018/19| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 1st | 3rd Round | 2nd Round | Super Eights Winner 2019/20| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 1st | Winners | In Play | Quintuple 2020/21| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | 1st | Winners | Winners | 4 Domestic and 2 Continental Trophies 2021/22| Kaizer Chiefs | SAF Premier League | n/a | n/a | n/a | Resigned 15th August 2021/22| Perth Glory | Hyundai A-League | 2nd | n/a | n/a | Grand Final Winners 2022/23| Perth Glory | Hyundai A-League | 1st | n/a | 2nd Round | Grand Final Winners 2023 | America de Cali | Colombian 1st Div | 6th | n/a | n/a | - 2024 | America de Cali | Colombian 1st Div | 1st | 3rd in GroupE | n/a | Left 1st Sep 2024 | Philadelphia Union | MLS Eastern Conf. | 1st | Semi Final | NACL 3rd in GC | MLS Champions 2025 | Philadelphia Union | MLS Eastern Conf. | 1st | Winners | NACL 2nd in GB | Domestic Double 2026 | Philadelphia Union | MLS Eastern Conf. | 1st | Winners | NACL Winners | Treble + Pan Pacific Winners 2027/28| PSV | Dutch Eredivisie | 1st | Winners | CL 1st KO Round | Domestic Double 2028/29| PSV | Dutch Eredivisie | 1st | Winners | CL Winners | Treble + Dutch Super Cup
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