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  1. Agree with @XaW, really interesting to folloy your progress @Fadedaf! But would love some more screenshots of your players!
  2. Season Update Boca Juniors 2038-2039 After winning La Liga and Copa America with Real Madrid and Brazil last year, I only have Bundesliga left of the compulsory leagues. With Bayern and Dortmund both occupied by other managers I left for Argentina and Boca Juniors. Boca had finished second behind River Plate last year and the job opened up. We had a really good year, with a really good team. But we lacked a few players in key positions, and I started the job just as the season started. We struggled a bit in the beginning, but after some adjustments we really hit our form and never looked back. We ran away with the league and we also won the Copa Libertadores, beating Colo-Colo 5-0 in the final. The Legue Cup in Argentina is played over the summer, and unfortunately Boca was already knocked out when I took over. Season | Club | Nation | League | Cup | Continental | Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 | Asker | Norway | 1st | 3rd Round | None 2019 | Asker | Norway | 2nd | 3rd Round | None 2021 | Haugesund | Norway | 1st | Winners | Group Stage EL 2022 | Angers SCO | France | 4th | None | None 2023 | Angers SCO | France | 1st | Winners Coupe de la Ligue | Qtr CL 2024 | Arsenal | England | 1st | FA Cup runner-up | Won Europa League 2025 | Arsenal | England | 1st | League Cup winners | Won CL 2026 | Arsenal | England | 1st | League Cup winners | Won Club World Cup 2027 | Juventus | Italy | 1st | Coppa Italia winners | Won Europa League 2028 | Real Madrid | Spain | 1st | | Won CL/CWC 2029 | Boca Juniors | Argentina | 1st | | Won CL INTERNATIONAL Season | Nation | Titles ------------------------------------------------ 2024 | France | 1st Euro 2024 2025 | France | 1st Confederations Cup 2026 | France | 1st World Cup 2027 | Brazil | 1st Copa America CHALLENGE PROGRESS Club 6/10 Top Domestic Leagues 4/10 Top Domestic Cups 2/5 Continentals Cups 1/1 Club World Cup International 2/5 Continental Tournaments 2/2 World Tournaments TROPHY LIST (only trophies that count towards the challenge, trophies won twice are not listed) Norwegian Premier Division (Norway) Norwegian Cup (Norway) Ligue 1 (France) Coupe de la Ligue (France) Premier League (England) Euro 2024 (France) League Cup (England) UEFA Champions League Confederations Cup World Cup Club World Cup Serie A Coppa Italia La Liga Copa America Primera Division de Argentina Copa Libertadores
  3. Thanks @darren1983! Good to hear you will be doing the challenge in FM20. Palermo for sure will be a popular side! I went to Italy and saw them beat AC Milan 3-1 at home in 2010. Craziest atmosphere I have ever seen.. Fabrizio Miccoli scored the 3-1 goal. Later that evening I saw him arriving at a nightclub with a white suit, still wearing the captains armband... what a legend.
  4. Thanks @Diego D10S! Appreciate it! Good luck with Messina!
  5. Season Update Real Madrid & Brazil 2037 - 2038 Real Madrid My last post on this challenge was January 15th. I got a little bit tired of constantly moving clubs and lost some of my FM motivation. I took up and got hooked on the Youth Academy Challenge, and having spent 19 season completing that, it was good to get back to this save! I got back into the save in October 2037, 10 games into the La Liga season with Real Madrid, having taken the job after leaving Juventus with a Serie A title months before. Madrid hadn't won La Liga in 5 years, but they had won 3 out of the last 5 Champions League finals. We had a really good team, and we ran away with the league in the end. A team with a very talented squad, but also a crazy high wage bill. This was the kind of team you want to win with fast, because you do not want to re-build! We also won the Champions League and Club World Cup, but I have won those before. Only dissapointment was not winning Copa del Rey Brazil - Copa America Naturally, we had an easu qualification to Copa America, Brazils attacking talent is unreal at this point, and we are basically playing with 4 attackers. We drew Peru, Colombia and Mexico in the group stage. 4-1 over Colombia, 6-1 over Brazil and 2-1 over Peru saw us through to the knock out stage. We beat Equador and Uruguay 3-0 on our way to the final, and naturally, Argentina was our last hurdle. A tough game, but luckily we got the the better of them, winning 3-2. Season | Club | Nation | League | Cup | Continental | Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 | Asker | Norway | 1st | 3rd Round | None 2019 | Asker | Norway | 2nd | 3rd Round | None 2021 | Haugesund | Norway | 1st | Winners | Group Stage EL 2022 | Angers SCO | France | 4th | None | None 2023 | Angers SCO | France | 1st | Winners Coupe de la Ligue | Qtr CL 2024 | Arsenal | England | 1st | FA Cup runner-up | Won Europa League 2025 | Arsenal | England | 1st | League Cup winners | Won CL 2026 | Arsenal | England | 1st | League Cup winners | Won Club World Cup 2027 | Juventus | Italy | 1st | Coppa Italia winners | Won Europa League 2028 | Real Madrid | Spain | 1st | | Won CL/CWC INTERNATIONAL Season | Nation | Titles ------------------------------------------------ 2024 | France | 1st Euro 2024 2025 | France | 1st Confederations Cup 2026 | France | 1st World Cup 2027 | Brazil | 1st Copa America CHALLENGE PROGRESS Club 5/10 Top Domestic Leagues 4/10 Top Domestic Cups 1/5 Continentals Cups 1/1 Club World Cup International 2/5 Continental Tournaments 2/2 World Tournaments TROPHY LIST (only trophies that count towards the challenge, trophies won twice are not listed) Norwegian Premier Division (Norway) Norwegian Cup (Norway) Ligue 1 (France) Coupe de la Ligue (France) Premier League (England) Euro 2024 (France) League Cup (England) UEFA Champions League Confederations Cup World Cup Club World Cup Serie A Coppa Italia La Liga Copa America
  6. Real Jean FC Season Update 2037-2038 CHALLENGE COMPLETED It took 19 years, but finally we managed to grab the Champions League title. This was our eight season competing in the Champions League, and I think the first time we won our group! Still we got Liverpool in the first knock out stage! This was our biggest hurdle, but after a 2-1 loss at Anfield we managed to grab a very lucky 1-0 win at home to advance on away goals. We beat Porto 2-1 over two games, before beating PSG comfortably in the semi-final 4-2. We faced a strong Chelsea team in the final, but I had a good feeling going into the game. That feeling lasted three minutes when we went 0-1 down. We made it 1-1 after 31 minutes, our top scorer Juan Jesus Nicolas grabbing the equaliser. Nereo, our midfield playmaker, made it 2-1 after 57 minutes, and things were looking good. But 6 minutes into stoppage time (!!) Chelsea got a penalty. They scored, and we were heading for extra time. Three minutes into extra time, our substitute, 31 year old club legend Santiago Sanchez, scored what proved to be the winning goal. In his 494th appearance for the club, scoring goal number 171. What a way to win it!! We also grabbed our 4th consecutive La Liga title. We got 95 points, 7 more than Barcelona, who we also beat 4-2 in the 34th round, basically securing the title. Athletic Bilbao finished 3rd on 77 points, so the title race was always between us and Barcelona. Our best player this season was right winger Lolo Guillen, with 27 assists and 13 goals, far better than any season he has had for us. Our main striker, Juan Nicolas, scored 25 goals in La Liga, securing the golden boot. And even though Guillen was the player with the highest rating this season, Juan Nicolas is the reason I have completed the challenge. Valued at £65 million, he is an unbelievable talent. Not just scoring against the weaker teams, but shows up in all the big games! @darren1983, I want to say thank you for making this challenge. I have played FM since the first release. This has been my greatest experience on FM in terms of pure fun and dedication to a team. I am planning on doing the challenge again on FM20, and I hope many more will do the same! It's sad to end this save, but I have become obsessed with the challenge format on FM. Once a challenge is completed, its better to move on. I don't really play "pick a team and just play" saves anymore. It's so much more fun to have a challenge and a community that goes through the same struggles! Tournaments, transfers and finances Best performers 2037-2038 Season | League | Position | Copa Del Rey | Europe | Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 | Segunda Division B | 9th | 2ns round | N/A | Okay start up season 2020/21 | Segunda Division B | 2nd | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off 2021/22 | La Liga 123 | 7th | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off, back-to-back 2022/23 | La Liga | 10th | 2nd round | N/A | Great first season, finishing mid table 2023/24 | La Liga | 14th | 2nd round | N/A | No progress to speak of, managed to get worse 2024/25 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | N/A | Solid season, finished 8th 2025/26 | La Liga | 11th | 4th round | N/A | Decent season, good club progress if not so much on the pitch 2026/27 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | N/A | Amazing year, predicted 20th, finished 4th! 2027/28 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | Group Stage | Pretty good year, tough start to CL 2028/29 | La Liga | 8th | 4th round | N/A | Decent progress, but unconsistent 2029/30 | La Liga | 7th | 4th round | N/A | A return to Europe! 2030/31 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | EL knock out 2nd round | Great year, finsihed 4th 2031/32 | La Liga | 4th | Qtr-final | CL knock out 1st round | Another great year, great run in CL 2032/33 | La Liga | 2nd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Great season in La Liga, runners up 2033/34 | La Liga | 3rd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Good league season, dissapointing CL run 2034/35 | La Liga | 1st | 4th round | Group Stage CL | Won La Liga, semi-final in the Europa League 2035/36 | La Liga | 1st | runner-up | Semi Final | Won La Liga, semi-final in the Champions League 2036/37 | La Liga | 1st | semi final | CL knock out 1st round | Third consecutive La Liga title, European disappointment 2037/38 | La Liga | 1st | Qtr-final | CL Winners | Completed the challenge, beating Chelsea in the CL final
  7. I'm having a blast with the youth academy challenge this year. Probably the most fun I've had with a save on FM (and that says a lot!). Hoping to win CL before the release of FM2020.
  8. Real Jean FC Season Update 2036-2037 Third consecutive La Liga trophy and European disappointment Another good season domestically, and we managed to secure our third La Liga title. We were the better team for most of the season and even though it was close point-wise, we never really struggled. We managed to play really well against the weaker teams, and didn't drop many points at home. We won with a margin of two points, but that came after losing our last two league games, when we had already secured the title. In the Champions League we got Man City, Lyon and RB Salzburg in the group stage. Unfortunately we couldnt secure first place in the group and this gave us Bayern Munich in the first knock-out stage. We lost 4-1 over two games, and yet again we cant seem to play "our game" in Europe. Our central defence is quite weak, and until we get some better players in those positions I dont see any Champions League glory coming our way.... But we will continue to fight! We have a couple of solid young CB's in our U19, but they are still only 16, so a couple of years away from a first team place. Competitions and transfers Best performers in rating (def, mid, att) All wonderkids Season | League | Position | Copa Del Rey | Europe | Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 | Segunda Division B | 9th | 2ns round | N/A | Okay start up season 2020/21 | Segunda Division B | 2nd | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off 2021/22 | La Liga 123 | 7th | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off, back-to-back 2022/23 | La Liga | 10th | 2nd round | N/A | Great first season, finishing mid table 2023/24 | La Liga | 14th | 2nd round | N/A | No progress to speak of, managed to get worse 2024/25 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | N/A | Solid season, finished 8th 2025/26 | La Liga | 11th | 4th round | N/A | Decent season, good club progress if not so much on the pitch 2026/27 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | N/A | Amazing year, predicted 20th, finished 4th! 2027/28 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | Group Stage | Pretty good year, tough start to CL 2028/29 | La Liga | 8th | 4th round | N/A | Decent progress, but unconsistent 2029/30 | La Liga | 7th | 4th round | N/A | A return to Europe! 2030/31 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | EL knock out 2nd round | Great year, finsihed 4th 2031/32 | La Liga | 4th | Qtr-final | CL knock out 1st round | Another great year, great run in CL 2032/33 | La Liga | 2nd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Great season in La Liga, runners up 2033/34 | La Liga | 3rd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Good league season, dissapointing CL run 2034/35 | La Liga | 1st | 4th round | Group Stage CL | Won La Liga, semi-final in the Europa League 2035/36 | La Liga | 1st | runner-up | Semi Final | Won La Liga, semi-final in the Champions League 2036/37 | La Liga | 1st | semi final | CL knock out 1st round | Third consecutive La Liga title, European disappointment
  9. Real Jean FC Season Update 2035-2036 After winning La Liga last year our big goal this year was obviously the Champions League, while still staying in the top 4. The league was really even this year, and a few rounds before the end of the season four teams could win, but anyone could also miss out on CL football, as Athletic Bilbao was just behind in 5th place. We finished the season really well, a lot better than expected to be honest, and managed to go back to back La Liga titles! Our main striker, Juan Jesus Nicolas, is by far the best player in our team, and without him we probably wouldnt finished in the top four, winning the title would be miles out of reach.. He got injured for a month in spring, and we really struggled in that time. We also reached the final in the Copa del Rey, but lost in OT to Real Sociedad. In the Champions League we finished 2nd in our group, behind Porto and ahead of Marseille and Shakhtar. This obviously gave us a group winner in the first knockout stage, and we got Man City in the draw. Going in as massive underdogs, we managed a big upset, beating Man City 4-1 at home in the first round. A 1-0 loss at the Etihad saw us through. We drew Borussia Dortmund in the next round and managed to beat them 4-3 over two really intense and nervous games. Semi finals ahead and we were facing AC Milan. We won 1-0 at home, wasting so many chances, it was a great perfomance in every aspect of the game, except finishing!! A 3-0 loss in Milan knocked us out 3-1 on aggregate. Overall that was fair enough, and I didn't expect us to be getting all the way to the semi final, but the missed chances that we had in the first game makes me think we wasted a massive opportunity to play our first CL final... Season | League | Position | Copa Del Rey | Europe | Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 | Segunda Division B | 9th | 2ns round | N/A | Okay start up season 2020/21 | Segunda Division B | 2nd | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off 2021/22 | La Liga 123 | 7th | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off, back-to-back 2022/23 | La Liga | 10th | 2nd round | N/A | Great first season, finishing mid table 2023/24 | La Liga | 14th | 2nd round | N/A | No progress to speak of, managed to get worse 2024/25 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | N/A | Solid season, finished 8th 2025/26 | La Liga | 11th | 4th round | N/A | Decent season, good club progress if not so much on the pitch 2026/27 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | N/A | Amazing year, predicted 20th, finished 4th! 2027/28 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | Group Stage | Pretty good year, tough start to CL 2028/29 | La Liga | 8th | 4th round | N/A | Decent progress, but unconsistent 2029/30 | La Liga | 7th | 4th round | N/A | A return to Europe! 2030/31 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | EL knock out 2nd round | Great year, finsihed 4th 2031/32 | La Liga | 4th | Qtr-final | CL knock out 1st round | Another great year, great run in CL 2032/33 | La Liga | 2nd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Great season in La Liga, runners up 2033/34 | La Liga | 3rd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Good league season, dissapointing CL run 2034/35 | La Liga | 1st | 4th round | Group Stage CL | Won La Liga, semi-final in the Europa League 2035/36 | La Liga | 1st | runner-up | Semi Final | Won La Liga, semi-final in the Champions League
  10. I kept many of my original players, all the way up to La Liga. Some of them were afwul quality wise, but I deemed it so important to keep the young players in the U19 squad when they are 16-17 and then giving them first time football out on loan after that. And running out of squad depth is obviously a nightmare. One little trick that may be forgotten sometimes is to add contract extension clauses in the contracts. That makes a 5 year deal in to an 8 year deal! On a side note: Every challenge is indeed different, and I havent finished mine yet, but I have to say that for me it was really important to focus on developing a solid goalkeeper and central defenders. I played three 16 year olds in those positions for a while, based purely on their potential, not their ability. There is just no way you can compete in the top flight if those players havent developed properly. But then again, that was very much based on the exact team I had, and the quality that was available to me.
  11. Real Jean FC Season Summary 2034-2035 La Liga Champions! 16 seasons after taking over Real Jean, we claim our first big trophy! We won La Liga with 77 points, the second lowest winning points tally since the start of the save It came down to a great title challenge between Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Real Socided and us. Real Madrid have only been in the top three once in the last 5 years, and were never in the running, finishing on a sad 57 points by their standards. We were in great form coming in to the finishing stretch of the season, beating Real Marid and Sevilla 2-0. We then faced Chelsea in the semi-final of the Europa League, drawing 1-1 at Stamford Bridge. Playing Thursday games in the Europa League with a thin squad was draining our energy, and we followed up our draw at Chelsea with a terrible 1-0 loss away to Real Valladolid in the 36th league round. This was followed by a loss to Chelsea and a loss to Athletico Madrid in the league.. Luckily. Barcelona and Real Sociedad lost points as well, and it all came down to the last game of the season. We hammered Sporting Gijon 6-2 at home, what a way to finish the season off and claim the title in front of our fans! Now its all about finishing in the top 3 going forward so we can get an automatic Champions League spot. Because we still have a huge job in front of us. Yes, we won La Liga, but I have to say we were lucky, and we are way off contending for the Champions League. We got knocked out of the group stage yet again, in a group with Liverpoool, Benfica and FC Basel. Something just isn't clicking in Europe, and we need to probably do a lot more squad rotation next season. In the summary from last season I mentioned that we struggle to dominate against mid table teams. That continued this season, but in October we did a change to our tactics. I felt that we were a little "all over the place" and our tactics/team instructions lacked an identity. I spent a lot of time working on it, and decided to make two new tactics. I kept the same formation, 4-4-2 with offensive wingers, but now we were playing one of two ways: 1. Very aggressive gegenpress with high press/high defensive line, really high tempo and pass into space 2. Sit deep, low block, very direct passing into space This really helped, and we were able to maximise the quality of my team, being physical, aggresive and fast, and minimising the lack of quality in passing/dribbling/creativity etc. After losing my best player of all time, Badr Senoussi, a few years ago, this change was way overdue. He was our only playmaker, everything went through him, and for some reason I havent been able to really adapt to our post-Senoussi era, until now. That felt really good, and I feel that we have maximised the talent in the squad to win the league. Juan Jesus Nicolas was the revelation of the season, and he has the potential to be a world class player in a couple of years. Having spent last season on loan at Huesca in LaLiga 2, he took a place in the starting eleven this season. He only scored 14 goals, but he is a fantastic forward that really gives an extra dimention to our offensive game. He is luckily on a contract for four more years. We are facing some difficult decisions this summer, probably very relatable to everyone here: When should young talents get a spot in the starting eleven, or should they be loaned out for another year? We have some really good talent coming up, especially Ikechukwu Garba on left back. We also have a new young goalkeeper coming up in Lolo Castro, but with Naim having a decent season for us this season, he might get another year out on loan. Our captain and defensive leader, Jose Manuel, had the best season of his career, finishing 2nd in the La Liga player of the year. But he is 30, has a passing ability of 5, which is not really suitable for a gegenpress tactic, and we have young players coming up. They desperately need to play La Liga football, especially Alex Perez. If I loan him out for another year, I really dont have any options for CB on the bench.. Decisions, decisions! Goals for next season: Top 3 in La Liga, Quarter final in Champions League. Season Summary: Key Players: Youth Prospects: Season | League | Position | Copa Del Rey | Europe | Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 | Segunda Division B | 9th | 2ns round | N/A | Okay start up season 2020/21 | Segunda Division B | 2nd | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off 2021/22 | La Liga 123 | 7th | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off, back-to-back 2022/23 | La Liga | 10th | 2nd round | N/A | Great first season, finishing mid table 2023/24 | La Liga | 14th | 2nd round | N/A | No progress to speak of, managed to get worse 2024/25 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | N/A | Solid season, finished 8th 2025/26 | La Liga | 11th | 4th round | N/A | Decent season, good club progress if not so much on the pitch 2026/27 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | N/A | Amazing year, predicted 20th, finished 4th! 2027/28 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | Group Stage | Pretty good year, tough start to CL 2028/29 | La Liga | 8th | 4th round | N/A | Decent progress, but unconsistent 2029/30 | La Liga | 7th | 4th round | N/A | A return to Europe! 2030/31 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | EL knock out 2nd round | Great year, finsihed 4th 2031/32 | La Liga | 4th | Qtr-final | CL knock out 1st round | Another great year, great run in CL 2032/33 | La Liga | 2nd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Great season in La Liga, runners up 2033/34 | La Liga | 3rd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Good league season, dissapointing CL run 2034/35 | La Liga | 1st | 4th round | Group Stage CL | Won La Liga, semi-final in the Europa League
  12. Real Jean FC Season Summary 2033-2034 After a really good season last year, we managed to follow up in the league this year, finishing 3rd. Europe was more dissapointing, and we got knocked out in the group stage. That would have been fair enough in a really tough group, but facing Inter, Benfica and Spartak Moscow, we should have done better. We are doing well against top teams overall, but we are struggling to win our "average" league games comfortably. Of course, that has to do with our lack of quality, so not a big mystery really! We went on to the quarter final in the Europa League, and got knocked out by Juventus. Our youth department is doing really well and that gives me hope for the future! Next season I think will be more of the same, we dont really have any major talents coming up this summer I think and we will have to work with that we got. We do have to promote a central defender though, since our long serving central defender Eugenio wants to move on. He has been our 3rd choice central defender and that is a gap I need to fill. Season | League | Position | Copa Del Rey | Europe | Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 | Segunda Division B | 9th | 2ns round | N/A | Okay start up season 2020/21 | Segunda Division B | 2nd | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off 2021/22 | La Liga 123 | 7th | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off, back-to-back 2022/23 | La Liga | 10th | 2nd round | N/A | Great first season, finishing mid table 2023/24 | La Liga | 14th | 2nd round | N/A | No progress to speak of, managed to get worse 2024/25 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | N/A | Solid season, finished 8th 2025/26 | La Liga | 11th | 4th round | N/A | Decent season, good club progress if not so much on the pitch 2026/27 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | N/A | Amazing year, predicted 20th, finished 4th! 2027/28 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | Group Stage | Pretty good year, tough start to CL 2028/29 | La Liga | 8th | 4th round | N/A | Decent progress, but unconsistent 2029/30 | La Liga | 7th | 4th round | N/A | A return to Europe! 2030/31 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | EL knock out 2nd round | Great year, finsihed 4th 2031/32 | La Liga | 4th | Qtr-final | CL knock out 1st round | Another great year, great run in CL 2032/33 | La Liga | 2nd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Great season in La Liga, runners up 2033/34 | La Liga | 3rd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Good league season, dissapointing CL run
  13. Real Jean FC Season Update 2032-2033 A fantastic season, finishing 2nd behind Barcelona in La Liga. Last season we finished 4th and we lost Badr Senoussi on a free transfer, our best player by far. I thought that would be a massive setback, but even though he is a great player, it forced me to change tactics, and that worked really well. We went from a classic 4-3-3 with a DM to a more offensive 4-2-2-2 with two offensive wingers and two strikers, one pressing forward on defend and an advanced forward. Our main striker for the last few seasons, Santiago Sanchez, took the pressing forward role. Constantino Santos, a 21 year old striker who had spent the last two seasons on loan in the 2nd divison did really well up front, scoring 14 goals and making team of the year! Lolo Guillen was player of the year in the right winger role, a constant threat to the oppositon, finishing with 11 goals and 13 assist. A lot more pace and counter attacking focus really made us a lot better this year. Yes, we controlled games a lot more when we had Senoussi, but our team is overall a lot better and the future isnt looking too bad. We had another good Youth Intake, and with our facilities and 15 (!) affiliated clubs we really should have high demands in this department. Overall we have a really good generation of players coming up, and now its all about managing the development. We did our best in the Champions League, but with Manchester United, Inter and Zenit in our group it was okay finishing 3rd. In the Europa League we beat Hapoel comfortably 6-0 over two games, but then Chelsea became too strong, beating us 2-1 on aggregate. A 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge was great, but they were better over two games. Goals for next season: Quarter final in CL + top 3 in La Liga Season | League | Position | Copa Del Rey | Europe | Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 | Segunda Division B | 9th | 2ns round | N/A | Okay start up season 2020/21 | Segunda Division B | 2nd | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off 2021/22 | La Liga 123 | 7th | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off, back-to-back 2022/23 | La Liga | 10th | 2nd round | N/A | Great first season, finishing mid table 2023/24 | La Liga | 14th | 2nd round | N/A | No progress to speak of, managed to get worse 2024/25 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | N/A | Solid season, finished 8th 2025/26 | La Liga | 11th | 4th round | N/A | Decent season, good club progress if not so much on the pitch 2026/27 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | N/A | Amazing year, predicted 20th, finished 4th! 2027/28 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | Group Stage | Pretty good year, tough start to CL 2028/29 | La Liga | 8th | 4th round | N/A | Decent progress, but unconsistent 2029/30 | La Liga | 7th | 4th round | N/A | A return to Europe! 2030/31 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | EL knock out 2nd round | Great year, finsihed 4th 2031/32 | La Liga | 4th | Qtr-final | CL knock out 1st round | Another great year, great run in CL 2032/33 | La Liga | 2nd | 5th round | Group Stage CL | Great season in La Liga, runners up
  14. Real Jean FC Season Update 2031-2032 Another great season, but the last one in a while? We finished 4th place in La Liga, same as last year, and did great in the Champions League, advancing from the "group of death" with Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Basel. We had several players who took big steps quality wise this year and had a really good youth intake. All in all a great season. But... We lost our star man, our best player by far (!!!!), Badr Senoussi, on a free transfer... Senoussi, who finished the season with 17 assist in the league from central midfield and an average rating of 7,34, had refused to sign a new contract for the last couple of seasons. With his contract coming to and end this year there was no chance of getting it renewed. He finished 3rd in the player of the year award in La Liga, and will definitely get a big contract at a huge club. This is a massive blow for us and we will have to rethink our whole approach tactically. Everything evolved around him... To be quite honest it is also a motivational blow for me, I just dont see us finishing anywhere near Europe next year.. We have a couple of young talents, but they are far away from La Liga level at this point. Maybe a two-striker system and a more direct approach will be our solution, because now we have just lost all our midfield creativity.. But we did great this year, and we just have to move on, even without Senoussi. Season | League | Position | Copa Del Rey | Europe | Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 | Segunda Division B | 9th | 2ns round | N/A | Okay start up season 2020/21 | Segunda Division B | 2nd | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off 2021/22 | La Liga 123 | 7th | 3rd round | N/A | Promoted through play off, back-to-back 2022/23 | La Liga | 10th | 2nd round | N/A | Great first season, finishing mid table 2023/24 | La Liga | 14th | 2nd round | N/A | No progress to speak of, managed to get worse 2024/25 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | N/A | Solid season, finished 8th 2025/26 | La Liga | 11th | 4th round | N/A | Decent season, good club progress if not so much on the pitch 2026/27 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | N/A | Amazing year, predicted 20th, finished 4th! 2027/28 | La Liga | 8th | 5th round | Group Stage | Pretty good year, tough start to CL 2028/29 | La Liga | 8th | 4th round | N/A | Decent progress, but unconsistent 2029/30 | La Liga | 7th | 4th round | N/A | A return to Europe! 2030/31 | La Liga | 4th | 4th round | EL knock out 2nd round | Great year, finsihed 4th 2031/32 | La Liga | 4th | Qtr-final | CL knock out 1st round | Another great year, great run in CL
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