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  1. Season 2025/26 My ninth season for Sporting turned out to be my best. I managed to bring back the league trophy to Estádio José Alvalade (after playing catch up with Benfica all season, winning on better goal difference) and I also won the Champions League! Real Madrid, Milan and Chelsea were beaten in the knockout phases before the final: Benfica just kept winning and winning and winning before eventually beginning to draw games: I sold my exceptional goalkeeper for 120 million at the start of the season to PSG - a record by far - and it was also my best window in terms of total value of sales: My two forwards had fantastic seasons again and Baldé's 23 assists was a record: Here is a screenshot of the season's by far best player, academy graduate António Ricardo: After using a 4-4-2 for most of my time at Sporting I tried a 3-4-1-2 for this season because I was losing many of my full backs and had a lot af good center backs. It was a succes.
  2. Season 2024/25 A fantastic season ended in an awful way. We were number one in the league from round one til round 33 but a defeat to Porto in the last round meant we lost out on another gold medal: It was our first defeat in 68 league matches. In the Champions League we finally did something. We beat Guardiola's Liverpool (the previous three seasons winners) in the first knockout round before Milan and Manchester United were swept aside. In the final PSG was too big a mouthful: My two young forwards Brigatti and Ricardo did wonderful with 54 goals, while Brás and Baldé still are going strong: Another season with big sales and I have got a feeling I will break the record for a player's sale this summer: So, I have now sold for more than a billion:
  3. Season 23/24 Sixth season done - another championship and another disappointment in the Champions League. Finally, I managed to go the league season undefeated. We were behind Porto for most of the season, but they ran of out of steam. In the Champions League we lost out on away goals in the first knockout round after 0-0 in France and 1-1 in Portugal against Lyon. Cristiano had a fine season - his last as a player - with 21 goals. Brás was excellent on the wing and Acuña just continues to performe everytime. It was another extra ordinary season when it comes to sales. I could not say no to selling a 29 year old Bruno Fernandes for 70 million. 42 million for Raphinha was also more than fine. I did not start a single game for Inter this season. Liverpool's midfield is now made of two former Sporting players in Doumbia and Michael. I did not use a lot of money either, signing a Mexican and an Argentinian with lots of potentiel.
  4. Season 2022/23 Once again we were superior in the league with only one defeat, this time in round 33 against Benfica. They managed to score three against us in the match, meaning we conceded 11 times all season. My keeper had 35 clean sheets in the 48 games he played. My three forwards had 65 goals between them in all competitions, while Wendel, Baldé and Brás also enjoyed lots of goals from midfield. This season was again very much about selling players. I sold players for nearly 300 million pounds and I expect more big sales this summer transfer window. I sold by best defender in Rêgo and Martínez but I just brought in some new exciting prospects. We were knockout by Monaco in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, but we won both cups so I am now on seven cup trophies and four leagues. Overall sales is now on 749 millions pounds. And Cristiano Ronaldo is coming back to Sporting this summer!
  5. Excellent thread, lblanc Really enjoying a game with Sporting myself and I've just finished my fourth season. A short summary of my four seasons: 2018/19: 2nd in the league (21-10-3), Europa League 2nd KO Rnd, Taca runner-up 2019/20: League Champions (28-5-1), 4th in CL Group, League Cup runner-up 2020/21: League Champions (29-4-1), CL Quarter Final, Taca winner, League Cup winner 2021/22: League Champions (30-3-1), CL Quarter Final So pretty satisfied with my constant development in the league. Only defeat this season was against number 10, Marítimo. After a 5-2 win away to Benfica in the second round we never looked back, and Benfica had an awful season. Last season they got 87 points, this season only 55 and sixth place! My game is very much about getting young players for small money and selling them with huge profit. After four seasons Sporting is booming with money. Right now I've got ₤200 million to shop for. Players bought: 29 Value: ₤91m Players sold: 49 Value: ₤317m (highest: Nicolás Domínguez ₤47m, Germán Aguino (regen) ₤43m, Boubacar Kamara ₤30m, Achraf Hakimi ₤30m, Alfredo Morelos ₤21.5m) So, this is my squad. Managed to keep Bruno Fernandes and have him on a contract to 2026 but no doubt clubs will try again this summer. Same goes for Agustín Almendra, Idrissa Doumbia and Lisandro Martínez who will difficult to keep hold of. Lisandro Martínez has developed into an excellent ball-playing defender! Bruno, Doumbia, Baldé, Cabral, Raphinha, Rêgo, Acuña, Braganca and Wendel has been here all the way. Now for the fifth season and maybe I have to use some of my money to get closer to the Champions League trophy. There seem to be some way to biggest clubs still, although I beat Barcelona 5-0 in my third season. But I lost 5-9 on aggregate to Liverpool this season.
  6. It varies a lot. Also for Gomes. He has played as an IF, AM and CM. I have mostly played a 4-4-1-1 or 4-3-3 with high pressure. For games against smaller teams or nearly every home game, I go very attacking with this tactic:
  7. Time to show some bits from my save with United after six seasons. I have just won my fourth Premier League (2019, 2020, 2021, 2024) - Liverpool were outstanding in the last two seasons with 101 points in each. So it was nice to win back the championship unbeaten and with 128 goals for and only 20 against. Look at Pogba. 37 goals, new record! He scored 43 goals in all competitions and was by far my top scorer. Rashford (22), Chong (21), Greenwood (21) were next on the list. I have won the Champions League four times (2020, 2021, 2023, 2024) but I am not much worth in the domestic cups with only one FA Cup and two League Cups. For me playing with United is about making most of the young talents. This year it is Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, James Garner, Mason Greenwood and Ethan Laird. Anyway, that is the five players who has became first team players for me. Some of them are key players now. Gomes is fantastic with his versatility in the attacking positions. Excellent player for me. Laird is a great backup on the full back positions but not more than that. Had hoped for better development in the mental attributes. I am loving Garner as a new Carrick. Using him a lot as half-back. First team player. The best of them all. Fantastisk development. One of the best players in the world right now. "Elite winger". Had hoped for a bit better development but with 91 goals the last four season I am satisfied! My whole squad looks like this:
  8. After a disappointing first season, my second was a lot better with three trophies and a lost CL final:
  9. Nearly halfway through my sixth season at United and I am close to having a squad containing only players from Greater Manchester. I have survived selling profiles like Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan without replacing them with nearly as good players. Now I need to take the last step and sell Luke Shaw, David De Gea, Ander Herrera, Phil Jones and Daley Blind. I need the last three as tutors for my young Manchester players while Shaw and De Gea are difficult to replace. I have no left back coming up, so maybe I should go for a three man defence. Rashford are obviously the star with 156 goals for me and Callum Gribbin is beginning to be a star as well.
  10. Lovely Lingard with a stunning season! 16 goals, 16 assists!
  11. Manchester United 15/16 End of season update PREMIER LEAGUE - FA CUP - CHAMPIONS LEAGUE So close to a treble. I won the FA Cup, lost the Champions League final and ended second in the Premier League missing the title on goal difference. If I just had not lost 3-2 to Stoke in the 35th round after leading 2-0 or just won at home against Crystal Palace in the 36th round the title would have been mine. Josh Harrop was 20 minutes away from being match winner in the Champions League. We could not hold on to our 1-0 lead and Bayern scored three goals in the last 20 minutes. But overall I am very satisfied with our performances. Playing for a treble was fantastic. TRANSFERS Tom Ince won't become a big player for me but he is okay as a backup as left midfielder where Welbeck (and sometimes Mitchell) plays. Michael Keane is a very good defender så he was a obvious signing. Especially after Evans and Smalling left. Of course, I looked through Man City's new young players and I found three from my county who was good enough to be signed. Reece Hill is the one with the biggest potential. I don't have any high expectations of the other two. It does not look like Ryan Nyambe has got what it takes unfortunately. COUNTY PLAYERS /// ZACH CLOUGH - JOSH HARROP - JOSH BROWNHILL 10 players had at least 15 appearances which is satisfying. Zach Clough has developed into a fantastic forward. An absolute key player for me. 38 goals from him is stunning. Josh Harrop did great with 15 assists. Jagielka, Welbeck and Trippier are first teamers and they are doing very fine. Josh Brownhill has developed into a wonderkid. I was gutted when he broke his leg. Hopefully he will come back fine. I am beginning to lose hope in Ben Pearson which mean I begin to need central midfielders from my county. Brownhill is the only one right now I can be sure of. YOUTH INTAKE DANIEL WILSON (SALFORD) - KEITH COLLIN (BOLTON) - CRAIG HUNTER (MANCHESTER) - KEVIN MURRAY (STOCKPORT) Fine intake. Kevin Murray is the biggest talent, given 4 stars in potential.
  12. Manchester United 14/15 End of season update LEAGUE TABLE - TRANSFERS - COUNTY PLAYERS We started well with seven wins in our first nine games but it was up and down from there. I was disappointed with our final games where we lost against Hull and Burnley. We did only win two of our last seven games and we were title contenders for most of the season. My goal was to end in top four without getting the sack so I am satisfied. As long as I don't get sacked I am satisfied. At least while my young players mature. No succes in the cups. Zach Clough did excellent and was my topscorer with 17 goals. Josh Harrop impressed in the first half of the season. His highlight was a goal against Arsenal. Tyler Blackett did a decent job in defence when given the chance. Overall I was satisfied with the amount of game time I could give my young players. And, as you can see, Danny Welbeck is back! YOUTH INTAKE PHIL WOOD (ROCHDALE) - BERNARD BRENNAN (STOCKPORT) - ALEC KELLY (MANCHESTER) I had a great youth intake. I got a player who is one of the best of his generation... but he is from Liverpool. I got Phil Wood who has fantastic potential. I do not have the highest hopes of Brennan and Kelly. We will see how they turn out.
  13. He looks promising! Not for now. I am playing with one striker which often will be Clough and in important games van Persie, while Rashford also has to get some minutes. But I won't rule out a signing of Rhodes.
  14. As I said, I was too tempted - so I have started a game with United. First signings: Jagielka and Trippier are of course must buys when you manage Manchester United in this challenge. I bought Osman mostly because he is a great tutor and I think the squad lacks tutors. Excited to follow Barker, Plummer and Brownhill's development, while I think Clough will be a hit. Tom Ince will arrive after the season. That leaves me with the following players from Greater Manchester in my squad: Phil Jagielka Tyler Blackett Tom Thorpe Ellis Plummer Leon Osman Josh Brownhill Ben Pearson Brandon Barker Josh Harrop Demetri Mitchell Marcus Rashford Zach Clough I am all in on Rashford and Mitchell to be first team players in the future. Mitchell has been fantastic for me in previous saves and Rashford has the potential too. I have played my first game in the Premier League: Palace had a man sent off after 28 minutes and didn't make it difficult for me but I was pleased to see Clough get two goals and Osman a goal and an assist. With a 3-0 lead at the break and 11 against 10 I had the chance to bring on some of my local youngsters. Mitchell, Brownhill and Pearson were my subs which meant that I had eight players from Greater Manchester playing in my first game. It won't be so easy in the future but it is a fine start.
  15. This is excellent. Really tempted to give Manchester United a go. I often play with United where I keep it national but this really takes it to the next level and motivates me. Looking forward to follow your game, mikenevo.
  16. Started a new game with United. Just finished first season: My only signing was John Stones. Thought I lacked depth in defence, especially with all the injuries United have from the start of the game. Very disappointed to lose to Charlton. They went down to 10 men but managed to score three times in the following 17 minutes. Couldn't believe it. Again disappointing. This was great. Very satisfied with amount of goals and points. Rooney, van Persie, Wilson and Di Maria were my best players. I was especially thrilled by Wilson's impact. Young, Jones, Rojo and Evans also did very well. This was my best eleven:
  17. Just finished my sixth season at United: Beaten by Inter in the Champions League quarter final. Won the FA Cup after penalties against Arsenal in the final. Cristiano Ronaldo and 19 year old Martin Bale were the star players for me.
  18. I'm up for the challenge. I have previously taken Blyth to the Championship but now I intend to lead them all the way to the top of Europe.
  19. Defensive forward (support) or complete forward (support) in a 4-1-4-1 formation.
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