Almondo

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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. Okay here we go back in Spain again after my success with Pena Sport (damn them being playable in the first season) so had to go with C.F.Portugalete. Manager info Manager Profile Club History Squad Club info Club Overview Wish me luck I think I'm gonna need it
  2. Okay i'm finally gonna get started with this now my laptop is back up and running
  3. Finally got the game and I'm getting started. Done Germany and Spain the last two years so I think I'll head for Italy this time out
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 13 generally goes to my Backup keeper
  8. Congrats on the completion Welsh Wizard
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. iacovone - Congrats on finally getting that promotion, I know I couldn't take any more tension of you just missing out again.
  13. Congrats jimbowmanuk great to see a Scottish team take the Champions League.
  14. 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.