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About Almondo

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    Wishing he was at Fenway Park watching his beloved Red Sox

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  1. Not been around for a fair while but it's good to see more completions. I may even have another crack at the challenge again before the new game
  2. I'm not bored of it in fact my current save keeps me playing a lot. Finished 3rd with Reading last season. Started out unemployed took on the Preston job got them out of League 1. They then lowered all budgets so I resigned and waited 3 months before taking over Reading. Managed to sign some cracking players but the best has to be Carlos Fierro on a free from Chivas
  3. Idea for fm13

    As La Furia Roja (preferred Aussieant32 but hey ho) said there would be hardly anything for you to do as a director on a day to day basis. On the point if contract renewals I don't know about you but I generally have the players who I want are already on long contracts and as such don't need to have them renewed that often. The game is great for the fact that it's called Football Manager and not Football Director and as such the idea won't work as I don't know about you but I actually like having to make my changes etc during a match and not just watching it.
  4. The #13

    13 generally goes to my Backup keeper
  5. Congrats on the completion Welsh Wizard
  6. The only thing I can think is to hold down Control and then click on POS on the tactics screen I had the same thing on FM11 and this worked then.
  7. The extra time was nerve wracking with only 10 men and I really didn't want penalties so when Curbelo scored to make it 3-2 it was a sweet moment. What next? well I'll be sticking with La Peña for the next season as I want to win the CWC and then maybe go for some international management.
  8. Peña Sport FC season review 2023/24 League, Past Positions, Finances, transfers League We took the League at a canter really as once we hit the top we stayed there and not even losses to teams we should have beat let the other teams in. The biggest shock is the fact that Real finished eighth. Champions League Group Stage @ Zenit, vs F.C. Bayern, @ PSV vs Zenit, @ F.C. Bayern, vs PSV Got a favourable draw in the group due to us being seeded second meaning that the hardest team in the group was Bayern. 1st KO Round vs Basel - 3-1 aggregate win Scorers: (H) Own Goal, Lopez, Renato Quarter Final vs AS Saint Etienne - 3-2 aggregate win Scorers: (A) Lopez (H) Millán, Jones Semi Final vs Man Utd - 4-2 aggregate win Scorers: (A) Uran, Alvarez (H) Uran, Lopez Final vs Inter - 3-2 win after extra time Dumont, Uran, Curbelo We did it, after the disappointment of last season losing in the final to win it this season is the opposite end of the spectrum. The fact that the game was also my 600th in management made the game even more special. Cup 4th Round vs Orihuela - 3-0 aggregate win Scorers: (A) Curbelo(2), Cruz 5th Round vs Cartagena - 7-3 aggregate win Scorers: (A) Fusaro, Del Rio, Cruz (H) Uran, Aizpura (youth player), Cruz(2) Quarter Final vs Almeria - 5-3 aggregate win Scorers: (A) Uran(2) (H) Morán, Millán, Jones Semi Final vs Sevilla - 4-3 aggregate win Scorers: Fusaro, Alvarez(2), Olsen Final vs Málaga - 5-2 Win Scorers: Uran, Lopez(3), Dumont Spanish super cup vs Barcelona 5-2 aggregate win Scorers: (A) Morán (H) Amara, Curbelo, Renato, Alvarez Well after last seasons loss in the super cup against the same opposition we managed to get the win and by the same scoreline as last season. Squad GK's Legros - A return to form for the Frenchman after last season. Salz - Showed some glimpses of being a good keeper but won't dislodge Legros. Defenders Manangu - Another decent year from the right back although he did spend some time injured. Renato - Another good year for the young Brazillian especially when paired with Jones Jones - A good year from the England captain. Drachmann - Played well but Mustafaraj is catching him. Del Sol - Was okay when he played but unfortunately he spent a fair amount of time injured. Fusaro - Played well when he got into games. Miguel - Played okay but wasn't the best. Mustafaraj - Is getting to be as good as Drachmann and played better in a few games. Midfielders Dumont - Has split time with Alvarez but showed he was better than him towards the end. Amara - Played extremely well in the centre of the park. Del Rio - Was okay ddown the left vut to be honest he won't be able to dislodge Millán. Millán - Was great down the left hand side. Caused so many problems for the opposition. Olsen - Wanted him last season and he showed why I bought him with some great performances in the middle. Lasa - The third Central midfielder has played fairly well when he got into games through injuries or suspensions. Alvarez - Played as well as Dumont but wasn't as good towards the end of the season. Bird - Not lot of playing time but was still good when he played. Strikers Cruz - Not too many games but he was okay when he played. López - Once again the team's top scorer, played really well. Moran - Not as good as last season but he still managed to play well and get some assists. Uran - Has been called a wonderkid and his performances have shown why. Has partnered well with both Lopez and Morán. Curbelo - Played fairly well when he was on the pitch. Season | Division | League Position | Copa Del Rey | Europe | Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2012/13 | 2nd Division B2 | 12th | N/A | N/A | Stayed up 2013/14 | 2nd Division B2 | 1st | N/A | N/A |Champions and Promotion 2014/15 | Liga Adelante | 12th | 2nd RD | N/A | Stayed up 2015/16 | Liga Adelante | 4th | 4th RD | N/A | Playoffs 2016/17 | Liga Adelante | 1st | 5th RD | N/A |Champions and Promotion 2017/18 | Liga BBVA | 11th | Quarter Final | N/A | Stayed up 2018/19 | Liga BBVA | 5th | Winners | N/A |Cup winners and European qualification 2019/20 | Liga BBVA | 3rd | 5th RD |Europa league 1st KO|Champions League Qualification 2020/21 | Liga BBVA | 1st | Quarter Final | CL 1st KO | [b]Champions[/b] 2021/22 | Liga BBVA | 2nd | Winners | EL Winners |Cup and Europa League winners 2022/23 | Liga BBVA | 1st | 5th RD | CL Runners Up | Champions 2023/24 | Liga BBVA | 1st | Winners | CL Winners | [b]*Challenge Complete*[/b], treble The 100 Club This section will be for those player who gain over 100 appearances and/or goals for the club while under my management. this is League and cup competitions. Player | Apps | Goals | Seasons between | Note -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Javi Jimenez | 101 | 3 | 2012-2015 | Retired Dolly Menga | 135 | 60 | 2012-2016 | sold by board Igotz Garde | 143 | 13 | 2012-Present | Retired Kurt Weuts | 270 | 101 | 2013-2021 | Retired Txitxo | 108 | 2 | 2012-2016 | Retired Bidari | 206 | 24 | 2013-Present | Released on a free Yeray Soto | 108 | 0 | 2012-2016 | Retired Juanma | 165 | 7 | 2012-2018 | Retired now a scout Carlos Garde | 152 | 10 | 2012-2017 |Wouldn't sign new contract Jorgito | 119 | 12 | 2014-2017 |Wouldn't sign new contract Felipe | 212 | 1 | 2014-2022 | Released on a free Nacho Gómez | 119 | 13 | 2013-2017 |Wouldn't sign new contract Alejo Diego Puente | 167 | 15 | 2013-2024 |Left at end of Contract Nenê | 137 | 17 | 2014-2018 |Sold to Zenit for £6.25 million Carl Allen | 296 | 47 | 2015-2022 |Sold to Osasuna for £500k Sten Drachmann | 370 | 1 | 2015-Present | Óscar Kortina | 115 | 12 | 2012-2019 | Released on a free Jérémy Roland | 236 | 22 | 2015-2024 |Left at end of contract Mathias Legros | 405 | 0 | 2016-Present | Jean-Jacques Dumont | 296 | 56 | 2016-Present | Ignacio Etxebarria | 170 | 3 | 2012-2024 |Sold to Athletic for £675k Antonio Pérez Postigo| 119 | 26 | 2016-2021 | Released on a free Solomon Kverkvelia | 161 | 9 | 2018-2022 | Went to Espanyol for £0 Francisco Manuel Cruz| 229 | 74 | 2018-Present | Nicolás López | 253 | 138 | 2018-Present | Koke | 107 | 0 | 2018-Present |Went to Recreativo for £0 Tiago Duque | 114 | 5 | 2017-2022 |Accepted mutual termination Pablo Alvarez | 147 | 33 | 2018-Present | Miguel | 187 | 13 | 2019-Present | Diego Fusaro | 213 | 15 | 2018-Present | Vivaldy Manangu | 224 | 2 | 2019-Present | Pablo Alvarez | 196 | 37 | 2018-Present | Aitor Del Rio | 156 | 11 | 2016-Present | Fernando Millán | 167 | 50 | 2020-Present | Hichem Amara | 154 | 9 | 2021-Present | Marco Uran | 108 | 39 | 2021-Present | Renato | 103 | 9 | 2022-Present | Rigels Mustafaraj | 108 | 0 | 2020-Present | Previous Years 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
  9. iacovone - Congrats on finally getting that promotion, I know I couldn't take any more tension of you just missing out again.
  10. Congrats jimbowmanuk great to see a Scottish team take the Champions League.
  11. Cheers guys it was a bit disheartening to come so close to completion and miss out but I'm hoping I'll be seeded in a higher group pot and hopefully I'll get us there again.
  12. Peña Sport FC season review 2022/23 League, Past Positions, Finances, transfers Transfers I know I don't usually say a lot about the transfers I make but this season is a bit different. After considering it for a while and realising that he wouldn't actually be getting much game time I took the tough decision ad sold Carl Allen. Allen was well liked by the fans and the decision didn't go down very well but I thought it was the right thing to do. I also sold Koke and Kverkvelia, Koke went as he was going to be left rotting doing nothing while Kverkvelia went due to the fact he was eating up one of my three foreign player slots. neither player going was taken well but I think the replacement players in Jones and Renato as well as the strikers I brought in have done a better job than all three of the players mentioned could have done for us. League The league went very well for us what with managing to take the league title for the second time in our history and beating Real twice and getting two draws against Barcelona. Hopefully next season we can repeat the season but be able to beat Barcelona. Finances The finances don't look too good but that's due to the fact that the board has just decided to spend £17 million on adding just under 13,000 seats to the stadium. Champions League Group Stage @ Young Boys, vs PSG, @ Man Utd vs Young Boys, @ PSG, vs Man Utd. Finally got into the 3rd seed pot for the draw which meant we were supposed to finish 3rd in th egroup. However a good win over Man Utd and a draw which saw us qualify with 2 games left in the group plus a win over PSG plus and beatig Young Boys twice meant we wrapped up first place in the group. 1st Knockout round vs Man City - 4-1 aggregate win Scorers: (A) Morán, Renato, Alvarez (H) Dumont Quarter Final vs Chelsea - 4-3 aggregate win Scorers: (H) Moran, Lopez, Millán, Jones Semi Final vs Real Madrid - 2-0 aggregate win Scorers: (H) Millán (A) Fusaro Final vs A.C. Milan - 2-1 loss Scorer: Lopez The run through to the final really made it seem as though UEFA had something against this small Spanish club what with ties against Man City, Chelsea and Real Madrid after the group stage. We were lucky to even get to the final and it was only the final wistle in the away tie against Chelsea that gave us a chance to be in the final as I knew we could beat Real. The Final saw Cesc Fabregas play in his last ever game before retiring, unfortunately this fact couldn't inspire us to a victory. I was hopeful after we took the lead but A.C's class showed through as they score two goals after half time to beat us. I have to say getting to the fina is a big boost and shows that we can hang with the big boys but there are some improvements that need to be made. Cup 4th Round vs Castellón - 9-2 aggregate win Scorers: (A) Curbelo, Lopez, Dumont(2), MIllán (H) Morán, Uran, Lopez, Dumont 5th Round vs Barcelona - 3-1 aggregate loss Scorers: (A) Curbelo Spanish super cup vs Barcelona 5-2 aggregate loss Scorers: (H) Lopez, (A) Lopez After a good first game the 2nd leg was basically hell in a foxhole, especially with the back 5 playing badly. European Super Cup vs Man City Lost 2-1 Scorers: Alvarez We were unlucky to lose this game really as we matched City throughout the game. Squad GK's Legros - Didn't have the best season but he was still good for us between the sticks. Salz - Only played in a few games but was okay. Defenders Manangu - The Frenchman had another good year for us and it showed as Pascal Cyan gave him his first France cap. Renato - A good signing for us and we got him quite cheap as well. he has proved to be a good defender whoever he has partnered with. Jones - A great signing on a free even if he did spend some time injured. Has split his time between Defence and Midfield. Drachmann - Another good season from the Dane. Del Sol - The youngster is being touted as a future star by my coaching staff and from what I've seen he could really be that. Fusaro - Plyed well especially when he partnered Renato Miguel - Didn't play badly when he was called upon. Mustafaraj - A good season spelling Drachmann at left back. Midfielders Dumont - A great year for the right winger, all that's missing now is a call up for France Amara - Was solid in the centre of the park, he bossed a lot of opposition midfielders. Del Rio - Struggled to get too many games what with injuries and also the way Millán played. Millán - Although not expecting it he has switched to being a left winger really easily. he also took Del Rio's starting spot. Fabregas - Didn't play a lot due to his advancing years. Has just retired from the game. Etxebarria - Played okay but to be honest wasn't up to scratch and may find himself without a club shortly. Lasa - The young Midfielder played quite well and when needed showed he could do it down the left as well Alvarez - Had a pretty good year but there was no way he could move Dumont out of the right wing role. Bird - Didn't play in too many games but looked okay when he did play. Strikers Cruz - Not played in many games but he did play fairly well when he did. López - Another good year for Lopez as he once again leads our scoring charts. Moran - Has played fairly well for us and can lead the line despite his young age. Uran - The young German works well with Morán and I can see the pair of them leading the line for a long time Curbelo - May not have scored a lot of goals but has played well and created a fair few goals as well. Season | Division | League Position | Copa Del Rey | Europe | Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2012/13 | 2nd Division B2 | 12th | N/A | N/A | Stayed up 2013/14 | 2nd Division B2 | 1st | N/A | N/A |Champions and Promotion 2014/15 | Liga Adelante | 12th | 2nd RD | N/A | Stayed up 2015/16 | Liga Adelante | 4th | 4th RD | N/A | Playoffs 2016/17 | Liga Adelante | 1st | 5th RD | N/A |Champions and Promotion 2017/18 | Liga BBVA | 11th | Quarter Final | N/A | Stayed up 2018/19 | Liga BBVA | 5th | Winners | N/A |Cup winners and European qualification 2019/20 | Liga BBVA | 3rd | 5th RD |Europa league 1st KO|Champions League Qualification 2020/21 | Liga BBVA | 1st | Quarter Final | CL 1st KO | [b]Champions[/b] 2021/22 | Liga BBVA | 2nd | Winners | EL Winners |Cup and Europa League winners 2022/23 | Liga BBVA | 1st | 5th RD | CL Runners Up | Champions The 100 Club This section will be for those player who gain over 100 appearances and/or goals for the club while under my management. this is League and cup competitions. Player | Apps | Goals | Seasons between | Note -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Javi Jimenez | 101 | 3 | 2012-2015 | Retired Dolly Menga | 135 | 60 | 2012-2016 | sold by board Igotz Garde | 143 | 13 | 2012-Present | Retired Kurt Weuts | 270 | 101 | 2013-2021 | Retired Txitxo | 108 | 2 | 2012-2016 | Retired Bidari | 206 | 24 | 2013-Present | Released on a free Yeray Soto | 108 | 0 | 2012-2016 | Retired Juanma | 165 | 7 | 2012-2018 | Retired now a scout Carlos Garde | 152 | 10 | 2012-2017 |Wouldn't sign new contract Jorgito | 119 | 12 | 2014-2017 |Wouldn't sign new contract Felipe | 212 | 1 | 2014-2022 | Released on a free Nacho Gómez | 119 | 13 | 2013-2017 |Wouldn't sign new contract Alejo Diego Puente | 167 | 15 | 2013-Present | Nenê | 137 | 17 | 2014-2018 |Sold to Zenit for £6.25 million Carl Allen | 296 | 47 | 2015-2022 |Sold to Osasuna for £500k Sten Drachmann | 334 | 0 | 2015-Present | Óscar Kortina | 115 | 12 | 2012-2019 | Released on a free Jérémy Roland | 236 | 22 | 2015-Present | Mathias Legros | 348 | 0 | 2016-Present | Jean-Jacques Dumont | 255 | 48 | 2016-Present | Ignacio Etxebarria | 161 | 3 | 2012-Present | Antonio Pérez Postigo| 119 | 26 | 2016-2021 | Released on a free Solomon Kverkvelia | 161 | 9 | 2018-2022 | Went to Espanyol for £0 Francisco Manuel Cruz| 196 | 65 | 2018-Present | Nicolás López | 206 | 113 | 2018-Present | Koke | 107 | 0 | 2018-Present |Went to Recreativo for £0 Tiago Duque | 114 | 5 | 2017-2022 |Accepted mutual termination Pablo Alvarez | 112 | 22 | 2018-Present | Miguel | 163 | 12 | 2019-Present | Diego Fusaro | 175 | 11 | 2018-Present | Vivaldy Manangu | 182 | 2 | 2019-Present | Pablo Alvarez | 196 | 37 | 2018-Present | Aitor Del Rio | 137 | 10 | 2016-Present | Fernando Millán | 115 | 35 | 2020-Present | Hichem Amara | 104 | 6 | 2021-Present | Previous Years 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
  13. Unlucky on missing out on promotion iacovone hopefully next year is your year, good season there Welsh Wizard that Champions League group was difficult for you.
  14. 20/7/14 - Left Chelsea for England 18/7/16 - Became Arsenal Manager 22/10/17 - Became England Manager (Again) 22/7/18 - Became Portugal Manager 18/10/21 - Became manager of Futebol Clube do Porto The is now 2023 and he's still at FCP
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