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  1. Sankalan, play the way you want to my friend. After all it's just a game and we've all paid money to play how we like. Your updates however are killing my motivation to play my save haha. Not sure if I'll ever have the successes you've done
  2. I'm switching over to Linux steam so I may just restart the challenge. Haven't made much progress anyway
  3. Ryan Gordon Sevilla Season 2025/2026 Review Hello gents, time for a small Gordon update. I'm planning a large one for 2026/2027, stay tuned. Sporting 2025 was a small disaster. I kept floating in and around 17th place. My tactics were changing, players angry, and was almost ready to just resign and move on. Spanish coaches were moving quite a bit this year with Barcelona, Athletico, and Villareal all opening and closing at some point. All the movement was giving me hope to stick it out and try to land a better job in Spain. Sevilla opened in February and I quickly applied. A news story popped about Gordon being the front runner for the job which I had never seen before with all the other Spanish clubs. Got the job of course. Sevilla were 12th when I took over and I tried a 4132 with them and it worked fantastically to get us into 8th to finish the year. There was just too much of a gap to go any higher than that. Next year I would like to finish top 5. Nigeria World Cup might come with a reputation increase I hope. Will update on that as it happens. Season Country Team League Position Notes Challenge Landmarks 16/17 RSA Golden Arrows NFD 12th Promotion candidates, left after 8 games with 4 losses 17/18 ENG Southend United L2 13th Sacked 17/18 ENG Port Vale L2 5th Took over in 12th position in January - won playoffs 18/19 ENG Port Vale L1 23rd Sacked 18/19 RSA Ajax CT Prem 14th Took over in January 19/20 RSA Ajax CT Prem 2nd Won the Nedbank Cup +1 Cup 20/21 RSA Ajax CT Prem 1st Champions of the league and Africa, left Ajax, joined Ghana +1 League, +1 Continental Championship 21/22 EGY Egypt Crap 22/23 URU Uruguay Semifinals of Copa America 23/24 SPA Sporting La Liga 7th Europa League spot 24/25 SPA Sporting La Liga 14th Started in Nigeria 25/26 SPA Sevilla La Liga 8th Joined Sevilla from Sporting in February Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (South Africa) 1/10 domestic cups (South Africa) 1/5 club continental championships (Africa) 0/1 club world championship International 0/5 continental tournaments 0/2 world tournaments
  4. Ryan Gordon Real Sporting Season 2024/2025 Review At work right now but this season was so boring and uneventful I can just do a quick recap. We made it to Europa League but were quickly sent home by Viktoria Pizen in the playoff round. Copa del Rey was ended when we drew against Real Madrid in the quarter finals. And we were really bad in La Liga, in 17th at the halfway point - my team were upset with my management, so we had a meeting about changing tactics. Switched from a 442 to a really boring 451 and starting getting some results. By the end of the season we occupied 14th in the table. A really drab year. Took the Nigeria job but haven't played a game yet. World Cup qualification is pretty much a given so we'll have that to look forward to. Season Country Team League Position Notes Challenge Landmarks 16/17 RSA Golden Arrows NFD 12th Promotion candidates, left after 8 games with 4 losses 17/18 ENG Southend United L2 13th Sacked 17/18 ENG Port Vale L2 5th Took over in 12th position in January - won playoffs 18/19 ENG Port Vale L1 23rd Sacked 18/19 RSA Ajax CT Prem 14th Took over in January 19/20 RSA Ajax CT Prem 2nd Won the Nedbank Cup +1 Cup 20/21 RSA Ajax CT Prem 1st Champions of the league and Africa, left Ajax, joined Ghana +1 League, +1 Continental Championship 21/22 EGY Egypt Crap 22/23 URU Uruguay Semifinals of Copa America 23/24 SPA Sporting La Liga 7th Europa League spot 24/25 SPA Sporting La Liga 14th Started in Nigeria Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (South Africa) 1/10 domestic cups (South Africa) 1/5 club continental championships (Africa) 0/1 club world championship International 0/5 continental tournaments 0/2 world tournaments
  5. Ryan Gordon Real Sporting Season 2023/2024 Review I spent two years looking for my next club job after Ajax CT. In the mean time I went through three international jobs. First up, Ghana. Qualified for the African Cup of Nations with Ghana but saw that the Egypt post was open. Jumped ship to Egypt where I had the most disappointing campaign and was quickly outed from the group stage of the ACON. Ghana made it to the semifinals no surprise there. Moved myself to Uruguay since there was nothing to look forward to in the immediate schedule with Egypt. Uruguay was already qualified for the Copa America coming up in the summer, figured it was a chance for a trophy so why not? Made it past the group stages and beat Mexico's B squad to get to the semis. Unfortunately we were played out the park by Chile's B team for a quick and uneventful Copa America. Resigned immediately. In July 2023 my big break came in the form of newly promoted Sporting. They had gone down a year before and came right back up. True warrior spirits I thought. Got an interview and it went well, off to Spain. The first team was lacking up front, and we found the perfect combo from Valencia's B squad. Two loanees later I now had a pretty good pair up front. No doubt the Valencia boss would be pleased that two of his young stars would be playing in La Liga together. Also found two center backs, one English, one Brazilian. And top it off with an Englishman keeper. This young group of loanees would go on to do good for Sporting. Copa del Rey - We finished in the semifinals losing to Deportivo 4-3 aggregate. We lost away and won at home but it wasn't enough. La Liga - My boys were just insane. Media picked us to be bottom feeders. We finished in 7th. Got a spot in the Europa League! Barcelona won the double I think is how we got a spot. We were 5th place up until the very last matchday where we were up against champions Barcelona. They beat us 2-0 and we fell to 7th behind Athletico and Real Sociedad. Point total was 61. Biggest result was winning 2-1 in Madrid. Gleison, one of my loanee strikers, finished with 30 goals - good for 2nd in the league. We will look to improve next year definitely. Best Rating & Most Goals - Gleison - 7.5 & 30 Most Assists - Vincenzo Grifo - 13 Season Country Team League Position Notes Challenge Landmarks 16/17 RSA Golden Arrows NFD 12th Promotion candidates, left after 8 games with 4 losses 17/18 ENG Southend United L2 13th Sacked 17/18 ENG Port Vale L2 5th Took over in 12th position in January - won playoffs 18/19 ENG Port Vale L1 23rd Sacked 18/19 RSA Ajax CT Prem 14th Took over in January 19/20 RSA Ajax CT Prem 2nd Won the Nedbank Cup +1 Cup 20/21 RSA Ajax CT Prem 1st Champions of the league and Africa, left Ajax, joined Ghana +1 League, +1 Continental Championship 21/22 EGY Egypt Crap 22/23 URU Uruguay Semifinals of Copa America 23/24 SPA Sporting La Liga 7th Europa League spot Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (South Africa) 1/10 domestic cups (South Africa) 1/5 club continental championships (Africa) 0/1 club world championship International 0/5 continental tournaments 0/2 world tournaments
  6. Fifth round - Slovenia Quarter final - Slovenia Semi final - Slovakia final - Ukraine Winner - Netherlands
  7. After an unsuccessful ACON campaign with Egypt and a semifinal Copa America run with Uruguay, Ryan Gordon finds himself in Spain with Sporting de Gijon for the 23/24 season. They were just promoted back into Liga BBVA. Had two failed interviews with Lorient and Getafe, but Sporting seems the best choice anyway.
  8. Thanks vike. I thought I'd be able to find a job in a european league, but that's not the case so far. Teams still laughing at my interest.
  9. Ryan Gordon Ajax CT Season 2020/2021 Review Another weekend session underway. Really getting into the save now, don't think I'll go anywhere until this is done. The league season started with FS Stars winning 4 in a row to launch themselves into first. Like KC last season they kept their spot in first for 90% of the season. Ajax CT were right behind in 2nd usually around 3-6 points back with a game or two played in hand. So we're right there. Chiefs, Supersport, and the Pirates are kind of knocking themselves around staying below me in the table. With 7 games to go, we play FS Stars and absolutely embarass them winning 6-0. Things started falling apart for them. They lost and drew their next two games which put me in first on goal difference. I lose the top spot to them with two games left for Ajax, but only one for the Stars. We win the game in hand which is great. So now we're top the table again. Same point total as the Stars with the goal difference lead. Final gameday and we draw. I'm pissed. Then I see a little champions popup after continuing - Stars lost to the Sundowns, giving me a one point league title. Thank god!! First League win for the Urban Warriors. I took over as the manager of Ghana sometime during the season. We haven't got much done yet. Cups - we lost in the MTN 8 and the League cup in the first round. Made it to the finals again of the Nedbank but lost to the Stars 2-1. Oh well can't be bothered. Have some Champions League games going on as well. Made it to the Group Stages with Kaiser Chiefs, Zamalek, and MA Tetouan. Finished in 2nd with 11 points with KC taking the top spot on 14 points. We play ES Tunis, last years champions, in the semis. First game was a 2-0 win at home with two goals from my hero George Lebese. The away game was kind of nervy but we won 4-3 after some late game mistakes by the Tunis CBs. Really thought I'd see the Chiefs in the finals but it was Etoile du Sahel who knocked them out. They have won this competition twice and the Tunisia league eight times. So they've got more experience here. Took the opening match at home in front of 57,000 (where are these people during the regular season?) with another 2-0 win. A week later we were crowned champions of Africa after winning in Tunisia 2-1. A 19 year old youth striker gave us the lead after one of our starters went down with a dislocated shoulder. Super happy with his contribution. Meanwhile during all this Champions League stuff, the new season has started and I'm ready to let someone else take the wheel. Going to focus on Ghana until a new opportunity comes up. Here are my Ajax key men. George Lebese - no idea how important he would become after almost not signing him on. I just needed a filler left footed winger but he had other ideas. Justice Mvelase - scored the winning goal in the Champions League final Soloman Abubakar - no doubt he is the best at the club, I think he put in a good word for the Ghana job as well Roscoe Sait - this guy cleans up any danger with no fusses Ryan Gordon Profile PS - the African Champions League schedule is so dumb I don't think I would have stayed anyway. Would have left it for a later time. Good luck to you guys who try twice. Season Country Team League Position Notes Challenge Landmarks 16/17 RSA Golden Arrows NFD 12th Promotion candidates, left after 8 games with 4 losses 17/18 ENG Southend United L2 13th Sacked 17/18 ENG Port Vale L2 5th Took over in 12th position in January - won playoffs 18/19 ENG Port Vale L1 23rd Sacked 18/19 RSA Ajax CT Prem 14th Took over in January 19/20 RSA Ajax CT Prem 2nd Won the Nedbank Cup +1 Cup 20/21 RSA Ajax CT Prem 1st Champions of the league and Africa, left Ajax, joined Ghana +1 League, +1 Continental Championship Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues (South Africa) 1/10 domestic cups (South Africa) 1/5 club continental championships (Africa) 0/1 club world championship International 0/5 continental tournaments 0/2 world tournaments
  10. German clubs are all over my guys in the summer. This is gonna be hard to keep going. well done Bartcrm!
  11. Ryan Gordon Ajax CT Season 2019/2020 Review Quick phone update while it's fresh in my mind I'll post screenshots later. Made about 8 friendly matches to get the team to adapt to my new direct 442. Won them all very convincingly. Signed a new right back, center back, def mid, center mid, and a striker. All the best I could find from Africa. I found out I'm limited to only five non South African players which was a bummer to my scouting efforts. League play went great and we improved a lot from last season. We were sitting in first place after five games but Kaiser Chiefs had only played one. As soon as they caught up in games they moved into first place and never let go. We never really challenged for the title but nobody else threatened our second place finish either. I'm now looking for South African players to improve the squad for next year and try for a title. The league cup was a bust as we lost in the first round. Moving on. The Nedbank cup went very well with wins against the Sundowns and Kaiser Chiefs along the way we found ourselves in a very favorable matchup in the finals against FC Cape Town. We put in a solid performance and came away with a fairly easy 2-0 win. First trophy of the challenge! And a stepping stone to build into the future. This also gives us a qualification to the CAF so I'm excited to give that a try. All in all a good season. Ajax CT Stats Most Goals - Mohammed Most Assists - Katze Highest Rating - George Lebese Season Country Team League Position Notes Challenge Landmarks 16/17 RSA Golden Arrows NFD 12th Promotion candidates, left after 8 games with 4 losses 17/18 ENG Southend United L2 13th Sacked 17/18 ENG Port Vale L2 5th Took over in 12th position in January - won playoffs 18/19 ENG Port Vale L1 23rd Sacked 18/19 RSA Ajax CT Prem 14th Took over in January 19/20 RSA Ajax CT Prem 2nd Won the Nedbank Cup Challenge Progress Club 0/10 top domestic leagues 1/10 domestic cups (South Africa) 0/5 club continental championships 0/1 club world championship International 0/5 continental tournaments 0/2 world tournaments
  12. Ryan Gordon Port Vale Season 2018/2019 Review After securing promotion I was asked to steer clear of relegation on League 1. I thought it would be relatively easy but it was a bad experience all around. Brought in 8 new players - none of them good enough. As mentioned before it was a lack of scouting that did me in. I think I had a chief and 2 scouts. I think around October my board wanted to schedule an emergency meeting, which this time I humbly obliged. Sadly it was not enough to secure any more time and they let me go. In comes Ajax CT. I joined January with around 5 days left of the transfer window period. Only managed to sign one left sided midfielder George Lebese that I thought would help us in a new 442 I'm trying. More importantly I filled out my coaching staff with new hires and my scout team is now pretty large, 7 total I think. Started scouting for the summer and our world knowledge has gone from 5% to 11%. I'm limited to Africa but I think it's going well. Found two 19 year olds from Ghana that look really good. In the league we were 13th when I took over and barely managed to stay clear of relegation by finishing 14th. Looking forward to next season. Ajax CT Stats Most Goals - Edward Manqele - 12 Most Assists - George Lebese - 6 (in 13 games) Highest Rating - George Lebese - 7.69 Season Country Team League Position Notes Challenge Landmarks 16/17 RSA Golden Arrows NFD 12th Promotion candidates, left after 8 games with 4 losses 17/18 ENG Southend United L2 13th Sacked 17/18 ENG Port Vale L2 5th Took over in 12th position in January - won playoffs 18/19 ENG Port Vale L1 23rd Sacked 18/19 RSA Ajax CT Prem 14th Took over in January Challenge Progress Club 0/10 top domestic leagues 0/10 domestic cups 0/5 club continental championships 0/1 club world championship International 0/5 continental tournaments 0/2 world tournaments
  13. I think I've been lazy with adding talents to my team and that's where my sackings are coming from. I'll spend more time on that with Ajax CT. Any tips for finding players? Most everyones attributes range 6-7 points and thorough scouting takes a while which is hard at the beginning of a club
  14. Well I'm sacked from Port Vale. Any trophies for most sackings?? Anyway my question is has anyone played with Ajax CT? Have an offer from them in my inbox.
  15. Thanks for the encouragement! Wembley was quite a shock completely forgot those finals games are played there. Good luck to you.
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