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  1. FM16 Youth Academy Challenge

    And it's over in Turkey.... 2 wins in 16 with us rooted to the bottom of the league saw me let go, and I don't blame them. I tried different tactics, more youngsters, less youngsters; none of it worked. Off I go to fail in a new country!
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    Great season there Kazushi80, looks like you've got some quality youngsters there. What are your facilities like out of interest? Thanks for the tip regarding screenshots by the way, that's good thinking! Here are the mystery men: Savaş Karadağ (YP1a) Baran Dağ (YP2a) Good luck in Iceland grianaig, can't believe how it ended for you in Russia! Great stuff Dibond, I've abandoned my possession football style for the season and I miss it a lot! Third time lucky Shakes, I can feel it.
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    HunterKiller - Büyüksehir Belediye Erzurumspor - 2017/18 - End of Season Report Competitions Turkish 2. League White Group - 11th - League Table A really frustrating season saw us finish disappointingly mid-table, 13 points worse off than last year. It all started so well; the first 11 games saw just 2 defeats and us at the top of the table. Things started to tail off though, and six defeats in a row meant we were out of the promotion race for good. A brief revival was followed by a 10-game stretch without a win to end the season, and we were actually looking over our shoulders with trepidation until the last couple of games as we were in real danger of being dragged into the relegation picture. We really struggled up front, Albayrak confirming my fears that last season was his peak. Ziraat Turkish Cup - Knocked out in 2nd round Played some kids, got knocked out. Sigh. Key Players Erhan Çelenk - Fans Player of the Year for the second season running, only let down by the lack of clinical finishing in front of him. Would like to see him score a few more, but that's being picky. We really miss him when he's injured. Ferit Erisçi - To underline our forward problems, Ferit was our top scorer with just 7 in 33 games. Also set up 8 from his right wing berth, but is another squad member closer to the end of his career than the start. Fatih Gül - Normally a right winger, found himself played through the middle alongside Çelenk for a large part of the season and did well. Will be leaving as I can't convince him to sign a new contract. Top Youths Savaş Karadağ (YP1a) - As predicted. Savas struggled to get games and had limited impact when he did get a chance. With Gül leaving I may well retrain him to CM, or may try to send him out on loan. Mustafa Çelik (YP1b) - Started a few games but failed to impress. Looks to be improving in training though, so will hopefully grow into the team next year. Tolga Aslan (YP1c) - Was voted Young Player of the Year for us and earned himself a tag in the process. Great passing skill and laid on 6 goals in just 10 starts, but injuries hampered his season. Ahmet Çetin (YP1d) - During our poor run I turned to youth to try and stem the flow of goals, and Cetin did well enough to earn himself a tag. Not entirely convinced as to how far he can develop though. The New Batch - Youth Candidates Another relatively disappointing bunch really; I was hoping for a decent left winger and maybe a striker but none that are first-team ready appeared - three tagged: Baran Dağ (YP2a) - Another that FM won't let me screenshot, he's a CM with a shedload of flair but not much else. Turgay Vergül (YP2b) - A left-footed CB to add to our growing collection, needs to work on marking, tackling and the physical side. Selami Tuna (YP2c) - Well, he's a striker. Given our current woes in that area, he could well be seeing game time next season and he can at least finish. Other Squad - A lot of these players aren't getting any younger, and we feel short in a number of key positions. Finances - In the black again this season with a nice healthy balance and increased sponsorship for next year. Transfers - None in, Balcı was a big loss in CM though. Next Season Well, we're getting upgrades and I'm on a coaching course. Apart from that, I think we're going to struggle in the league and I'm considering a tactical reshuffle to make us harder to beat but more boring to watch. Hopefully the next intake will save us!
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    HunterKiller - Büyüksehir Belediye Erzurumspor - 2016/17 - End of Season Report Club Profile || Facilities Another young club - formed in 2010 this is their first season in the third tier of Turkish football. The council owned stadium is pretty impressive, and it seems like a well-run club in general. Competitions Turkish 2. League White Group - 7th - League Table It may be a young club, but the owners are ambitious - they demanded a mid-table finish which I managed to deliver fairly comfortably. As this shows, we were always round and about the playoff spots and indeed a win in our last game would have seen us snatch the last available berth. It wasn't to be however, and given the size of our squad I think that may have been a blessing in disguise as we are in no way ready for promotion yet. Highlight of the season was a 6-0 drubbing of Bandırmaspor where top scorer Albayrak banged in a hat-trick. The football we played was pleasing too throughout the year, adopting a pressing and possession game that troubled the majority of teams home and away. Ziraat Turkish Cup - Knocked out in 2nd round This may look like a better cup run than it was - we entered in the second round. Key Players Erhan Çelenk - Absolutely outstanding. My playmaker, everything goes through him in midfield. Stayed injury-free, and that may well have been the key to our successful season. Voted our Player of the Year, named in the division's Team of the Year and came second in Player of the Year for the division. Mehmet Albayrak - 21 goals in 33 appearances is a great return, popped up with crucial goals when they were most needed. Is starting to decline, but I hope he has at least one more good season left in him. Murat Paluli - At 22 the youngest player in the first team squad (which is worrying in itself). Missed just one game at right back and his delivery from wide areas caused chaos all year. Honourable mention to Serdar Deniz, who chipped in with 12 goals and 7 assists from the right wing position. Youths - Youth Candidates Not a great intake if I'm honest, with the squad feeling stretched towards the end of the season and key players starting to decline I could really have done with four or five who look like they could step up. As it is, just two tagged this year: Savaş Karadağ (YP1a) - Good pace, flair and technique. My tactic doesn't use an AMC and we are pretty deep at AMR so it may be a struggle for him next season. FM won't let me take a screenshot for some reason? Mustafa Çelik (YP1b) - Relatively useful for cover at CB and LB where my oldest players are at present. Not entirely convinced by his performances for the U19s though. Other Squad - As mentioned elsewhere, a lot of these are getting on a bit (my first choice CBs and LB have a combined age of 108) and there is a worrying lack of cover in MC and AML which hopefully future intakes can fix. Finances - Nice and solid actually, we seem to turn a profit most months and are way within the wage budget. A nice healthy average attendance of 2371 probably helps there. The board aren't keen on youth improvements yet, but I'm hoping if we can turn a profit again next season that will change. Transfers - Nothing interesting here. Next Season Hopefully we can have another relatively comfortable league campaign, and I'd like to try and blood the two tagged youths at least throughout the season. The next intake will be key though, and I desperately need it to be good to replace my ageing back four. I also want to improve the facilities, and maybe sneak in a coaching badge for my development.
  5. FM16 Youth Academy Challenge

    Solid stuff jugular and Kazushi80! After failing in three different countries, I'm going to try Turkey. Let's see if I can make it four!
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    Brilliant work Bartrcm, great news about the financials as well. Do you think you have the quality for Serie B? I tried Spain but couldn't get into it - also lasted about 12 games in Finland before getting sacked. Back to Denmark I think!
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    HunterKiller - Boldklubben Søllerød-Vedbæk - 2017/18 - End of Season Report (Relegated) Competitions Autumn Season - Group 1 - 7th - League Table A much better showing than last season, doubling our number of wins and finishing one place higher. We marched onto the Relegation Stage with confidence, beginning on top and with a belief that we would be comfortable. Relegation Stage - 11th - League Table Horrible. 1 win in 16 games (scoring just seven goals) condemned us to relegation as well it should. Still not entirely sure where everything went wrong, although the lack of a clinical striker was certainly a contributor. The defence was okay, but we could never really get the attack firing at all, with four or five different strikers used and all failing to impress. Danish Cup - Knocked out in 1st round What cup? Next Season Er....try Spain?
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    Thanks Sanno11 & TheGreatTraveler! I've decided I like the league structure a lot, it really gives you a chance to atone for a bad start which I am notorious for on FM! Alania look interesting grianaig, I have fond memories of the Russian league from attempting this challenge with Avangard Kursk on FM14 I think? Are there still five relegation places in the First Division?
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    HunterKiller - Boldklubben Søllerød-Vedbæk - 2016/17 - End of Season Report Competitions Autumn Season - Group 1 - 10th - League Table The autumn season was a tough initiation into Danish football. After an encouraging draw in our opening game, we went on to lose five games in a row (conceding 13 goals in the process) before recording a nervy 1-0 away win against fellow strugglers B 93. Our second (and last) win came on the closing day of the autumn season, again 1-0 and again B 93 were on the other end of it. As expected then, we proceeded to the Relegation Stage. Relegation Stage - 7th - League Table This was actually relatively comfortable, avoiding relegation by 3 points. At one point we were up in the heady heights of 5th position thanks to a seven-game unbeaten run, before ending the season with a whimper with 3 points from the last six games. Danish Cup - Knocked out in 1st round Cups are rubbish anyway. Key Players Thomas Asmussen - A calming presence in midfield in his deep-lying playmaking position, and voted Fan's POTY by a wide margin. Just signed a new contract for another two years which is a welcome bonus. Martin Hemmingsen - Given a run in the first team late in the season after yet another long-term injury to my first choice striker, Martin grabbed his chance with both hands scoring 6 vital goals in 10 starts. I expect him to start a few more games next season. Sebastian Rønnow - Young defender who gave some good performances in what was in general a very leaky defence. Voted Young POTY and I'm hoping he'll grow into a rock at CB for future seasons. Top Youth Graduates Adam Jeppesen (YP0a) - Made a few appearances (mostly as sub) and did okay. Needs to start improving however if he's to grab a regular starting place. Christian Pedersen (YP0b) - Started a large number of games thanks to some injuries and loss of form from senior players, laid on a couple of goals and opened his account for the club. A promising debut season. The New Batch Michael Bech (YP1a) - Slotted straight into the first team at RB, but his form was not the best. Very useful player though who will hopefully develop alongside Rønnow in our future back four. Lars Nielsen (YP1b) - Already second choice in the first team, will hopefully get some playing time next season. Low determination isn't ideal though. Thomas Tønnesen (YP1c) - I like the look of this lad. At just 15 he was too young to play this season, but I'm looking forward to him getting some games next year. Lasse Ilsø (YP1d) - Can play CB or CM, but will more likely be used in midfield. Next season will be too soon for him I think, but my coaches see good potential. Other Squad - Pretty good depth, although I'm still slightly concerned with the lack of quality cover at DM. Finances - Not brilliant, but not worrying as yet. A new sponsorship deal worth 10k more than last season was signed which should help. Transfers - A few squad players complained regarding their lack of playing time, and were promptly shown the door. Rønnow was signed before I joined. Next Season I'm cautiously optimistic. We've managed to hold onto most of our senior players for next season so far, and I'm hoping that a couple of the new batch will be competing for places. I'm blaming our poor start on an ill-advised 4-4-2, which I replaced with my favoured 4-1-2-3 which seems to be bedding in nicely. I'd settle for survival again though!
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    I'm pretty stubborn generally with tactics - if they don't fit the 4-1-2-3 they're out!
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    Tough luck Kazuchi80, Germany certainly looks like a tricky nation to choose! Love those colours MrAmbiorix, good luck with the Hamlet. As everyone else has said, that's **** news MarcxD.
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    Nice season Kazushi80, seems pretty comfortable for you at the moment! Good start Alokari, always a plus to get the first season out of the way! 27 goals for Atkinson seems like a good return. Your keeper must be exhausted MrAmbiorix, not a bad result against Liverpool though. How much money did you make?
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    OK, let's give this a go - Denmark here we come! HunterKiller - Boldklubben Søllerød-Vedbæk - 2016/17 Profile - Facilities - Squad - Finances Formed in just 2002 (making me a frankly horrifying 20 years older than the club I'm managing), this is the club's first season in the Danish Second Division proper. Finances are currently healthy as all players are on amateur contracts, and my first job will be to get as many as possible signed to semi-pro before they all disappear. On the positive side the first team squad is a nice size, and the B team and Under-19s also have some players in. DM and LB could be problem positions however should injuries strike. I've tagged a couple of youth players currently at the club who may see some first team action this year: Adam Jeppesen (YP0a) - Decent first touch and passing ability should see him play a few games in the centre of midfield. Christian Pedersen (YP0b) - He's pacy and determined and my formation does utilize wingers; needs work on his technical skills though. We're 100-1 to get promoted - I think that's underestimating the challenge!
  14. Meet the new manager of Arsenal Tula The squad looks ok, and I'm optimistic for the season. Let's see how long that lasts! For anyone not familiar with the Russian leagues, 5 teams out of 20 get relegated each season which makes it pretty tough to survive.
  15. Looking forward to this! Wife away for the week = time to attempt this ridiculous challenge! I'll be trying Russia again last year after God knows how many attempts with Avangard Kursk last year. Good luck everyone!