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  1. Just finished my 2nd season. We finished top of the league but had no money. Change in board meant a change in management. My last try in Portugal will be with Caldas
  2. In the end it doesn't even matter... After 10 games we'd lost 7 matches won 2 and tied another. But then again, all of my senior players left the club at the end of the contracts, what would you expect. Anyway... I'll restart this challenge with another portuguese club. I bring you: Oliveira do Bairro! They're expected to finish 11th, so hopefully I can do something out of them...
  3. Mr. Dawes... that is absolutely splendid! You won the league on your first atempt? Well done! I'm speechless!
  4. Season 2014/2015 Another inconsisten performance in the league. Every time we'd start turning things around, we'd get trampled over by our oponents. It was ridiculous I tell you! Just look at the graph! Graph League Table Anyway, SInce we are in a desperate financial positiondesperate financial position, I figured that I should start renegotiating the players and staff contracts to help ease the situation. Much to my surprise, about 60% of my main team members didn't want to get new contracts at this club. The problem is that both of may goalkeepers will be leaving at the end of the year, and my 3rd goallie is nowhere good enough to keep us afloat... Anyway, I decided to send the guys who didn't want to renew contracts to the reserves team, and this is my squad for next year. I'll have 8 players that were with me this year, and the rest are all regens! Anyway, my youth candidates. I decided to tag 2 players: Cassama (YP15a) - I have high hopes for this guy. He looks like a decent youth prospect already! Hopefully he'll evolve and become a good striker for my team. He as also the singled out player. Moura (YP15b) - this guy actually had to play the last few matches due to injuries of my defensive mid's and impressed me a lot! He will have a spot in my team next season! No cheating here! My goals for next season are simply to survive. It is going to be a very hard year, especially since most of my staff want to leave as well. Wish me luck!
  5. I actually tried with that team. Good luck since they're President is a douche! There never seems to be any money available!
  6. Not the best of starts with Lousada in Portugal... First of, we had a very short squad, which got even shorter when I wasn't able to renew some of the contracts and the players were released. So basicaly I played most of the first season with a squad of 19 guys, which at times were reduced to 15-16 because of injuries and suspensions... Anyway, this is how we finished: http://http://s1325.beta.photobucket.com/user/fortasel/media/PortugueseSecondDivision-South_OverviewStages.png.html?sort=3&o=0 We had too many losses because of poor defending, and because I couldn't really commit to a tactic. Sorted it out towards the end of the season and managed to finish in the 11th spot (we were predicted 8th). We were actually almost in the relegation spots mid-way throught the season! Onwards... Ah yes, the youth recruits: http://s1325.beta.photobucket.com/user/fortasel/media/LousadaUnder19s_SquadPlayers.png.html?sort=3&o=4 I was tricked into believing we'd have a couple of decent prospects by my assitant. Turns out that only YP14b is half-decent (he actually scored on his debut!) and will soon be promoted to YP14a. http://s1325.beta.photobucket.com/user/fortasel/media/FreitasYP14a_OverviewProfile.png.html?sort=3&o=5 This guy will have to be retrained into a MC spot, but I reckon that he isn't worth that much... http://s1325.beta.photobucket.com/user/fortasel/media/PedroYP14b_OverviewProfile.png.html?sort=3&o=1 Now this is a guy who I'm expecting some fireworks. He looks all around decent for a youngster, and will have a spot in my team for the next season. The squad: http://s1325.beta.photobucket.com/user/fortasel/media/Lousada_SquadPlayers.png.html?sort=3&o=3 A 4 players aren´t showing up, but they are really last minute resources... Transfers:http://s1325.beta.photobucket.com/user/fortasel/media/Lousada_TransfersHistory.png.html?sort=3&o=2 So, no cheating here! Now, this is awkward... At the begining of the game, I forgot to set my past experience to one of a Sunday League Footballer, and it is Automatic instead. Does it make a difference at all? Here is a screen shot of my profile: http://s1325.beta.photobucket.com/user/fortasel/media/AndreacuteSerraCarvalho_OverviewInformation.png.html?sort=3&o=0 Cheers!
  7. I'll give this one a go. I've started at Lousada, a newly promoted club to the Portuguese 3rd tier. Wish me luck!
  8. Alright then, I started with: Club: Redditch United Nickname: The Reds Fierce Rivals: Worcester Other Rivals: Evesham, Southport Estimated Value: €350k Season Ticket Holders: 81 Bank Balance: £10k Stadium: The Valley Stadium Stadium Capacity: 5,000 (40 Seated) Corporate Facilities: Basic Training Facilities: Basic Youth Facilities: Minimal (Rented) Junior Coaching: Basic Youth Recruitment: Limited Fingers Crossed!
  9. Hey guys! I saw this challenge and tried to do it with FC United. I truggled through the first 2 seasons, and when I was finally managing to play proper football, and developing interesting players, my brilliant board decided that it was time to build a stadium. For a team who had been struggling to stay up. By the end of that season, we were relegated because we couldn't play our wages (even though I made about 2mil in friendlies). I'm restarting the challenge and post about it here. Hopefully, I'll be able to choose Redditch United. I had already played LLM with them in FM10 or FM11 and won everything. It was quite the challenge. I think this one will be bigger.