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  1. Starting this save, but I holidayed to the end of the season before taking over (mainly so I could get rid of most of the leagues to allow my machine to actually run the game 😂) - Newcastle lost in the play off final so I took over the day after that - 105mil transfer budget but going to completely rehab the squad with the aim of winning the champions league with at least 4 Geordies in the team and 8 homegrown players (in an ideal world, 11 geordies but that might be pushing it)
  2. Hi all, Is anyone aware of a database with the Saudi takeover implemented at Newcastle? Struggling to get into a game atm so think that could be fun
  3. Hi guys, If anyone fancies a game, I'd be looking to play a once/twice a week maybe but using the 06/07 database by the fm mad scientist via patron etc. I'm AVID_GOONER on Steam 👍🏻 Steve
  4. I'm not a big contributor on here, but recently started getting an absurd amount of shots and on target with minimal minimal goals. Had 64 shots in one game, over 30 on target and won 3-0. Not arguing the result, just the stats. Had 33 shots with 14 onT in most recent game and drew 0-0... in 2 recent games I had 61 shots, 32 on target and scored 3 as well. The stats are daft, but I assume this is from a recent beta update or something?
  5. Nice, in the Championship as well so total rebuild required. I started that first Newcastle one that was posted but then the tycoon chairman was trying to sell before we'd even got 3 months in :/ Am going to holiday to January with this save and then I might takeover at that stage - will be interested to see how Newcastle are doing in the league by then
  6. That hurts my soul 😂 Gk ➡️CBs➡️FBs➡️DM➡️CM⬅️AML/R➡️ST
  7. What?! 😱 Madness! Sub keeper is in number 1 spot, and subs bench is in positional order every game 😄
  8. Very pleased to have finally finished 🥳 I think I'm going to look at something opposite like the Dafuge challenge for FM20 to have a game building a team
  9. IT'S DONE!!! Celebration music can be found here... Ahem... Anyway, having started this save on the 5th March, 2019, on the final part of my travels, this game began as a way to kill time in airports, and on long flights/bus trips/trains etc. 20 days, 23 hours, and 49 minutes of game play later, and the challenge is complete! (I can finally move onto FM20 now 😂) §§§§§§§§§§§§§§§ It's been 4 seasons since my last update as I won the world cup with England, and then I took over Brazil and over two seasons was searching for a club team to start a project with. I tried Liverpool, but got fired after applying for the job at tycoon driven Reading, who I then left the following season to take over at a no longer tycoon-owned Man City after lifting the Copa America with Brazil. After winning the League with Man City, I was just one trophy away from completion but also 7 hall of fame points behind Thomas Tuchel in the leaderboard, as I managed to lose the Fa Cup Final, Carabao Cup Finals and the Confederations Cup final all in one season.... I took over at the Ivory Coast, and decided to quit club football and focus on completing the challenge because, as mentioned before, I've not started FM20 yet! This was my second attempt at the AFCON, and with a 60mil rated Barcelona striker leading the way, it was a breeze through the final, at which point I came up against Libya who had pegged me back to 1-1, until a 93rd minute winner secured the title, the number one spot on the HOF board, and completion of the Ultimate SI Challenge. Hallelujah! This has been an absolute blast, and I've loved reading the other careers/stories that people have undertaken 🥳🥳🥳 (I've found my facebook post for what I was doing the day I started this challenge....) Favourite Club: Probably Sporting Lisbon or Wolves, I had a young team of players at Lisbon and half of them became some of the best in the world in their position. Wolves was a great journey of realising a clubs potential with a bit of tycoon backing competing against the ludicrous money within the Premier League. Special mention for Jeju - my first time in Korea and it was great fun. Least Favourite Club: Orlando City. I still don't understand the MLS. Favourite National Team: Got to be wining the World Cup with England! Favourite Regen: Mirko Esposito - I signed him as a 20 year old for Sporting, and then paid £105mil for him when I got to Real Madrid. Phenomenal striker. Hardest Competition to Win: The Korean FA Cup took me 4 seasons to win it! Challenge Progress Club 10/10 top domestic leagues - Singapore S-League 19/20 (Home Utd), K-League 2023,2024,2025 (Jeju), Portugal Liga NOS 26/27, 27/28 (Sporting Lisbon), Bundesliga 2029/30 (Bayern Munich), La Liga 2030/31 (Real Madrid), Argentinian Primera Division 2031/32 (River Plate), ABSA Premiership 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), English Premier League 2036/37, 2038/39, 2039/40 (Wolves), 2048/49 (Man City) Ligue 1 2041/42 (AS Monaco), Serie A 2042/43 (Juventus) 10/10 domestic cups - RHB Singapore Cup 18/19 (Home Utd), KFA Cup 2025 (Jeju), Taca de Portugal Placard 27/28 (Sporting), DFB-Pokal 28/29 (Bayern Munich), Copa Del Rey 2030/31 (Real Madrid), Nedbank Cup (SA) 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), Toto KNVB Beker 2034/35 (Ajax), English FA Cup 2038/39 (Wolves), Coupe de France 2040/41 (AS Monaco), TIM Cup 2042/43 (Juventus) 5/5 club continental championships - AFC Champions League 2025 (Jeju), European Champions League 2028/29 (Bayern Munich) 2039/40 (Wolves) 2040/41, 2041/42 (AS Monaco), Copa Libertadores 2031/32 (River Plate), Orange CAF Champions League 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), CONCACAF Champions League 2044/45 (Deportivo Toluca) 1/1 club world championship – 2029/2030 (Bayern Munich), 2031/32 (River Plate), 2041/42 (AS Monaco) International 5/5 continental tournaments – Euro 2028 (France), AFC Asian Cup 2034/35 (South Korea), CONCACAF Gold Cup 2039 (USA), Copa America 2048 (Brazil), African Cup of Nations 2051 (Ivory Coast) 2/2 world tournaments – Confederations Cup 2029 (France), World Cup 2030 (France), 2046 (England) Other titles New Paper League Cup 18/19, 19/20 (Home United), AFC Cup 19/20 (Home United), Hyundai A-League (Regular Season) 2020/21 (Melbourne Victory), U23 Asian Games w/ South Korea 2022, U23 Pacific Games w/ New Zealand 2023, Taca de Liga Portugal 2027/28 (Sporting), Supertaca Candido de Oliveira 27/28 (Sporting), DFL Supercup 28/29 (Bayern Munich), Supercopa de Espana 30/31 (Real Madrid), Supercopa Argentina 2031/32 (River Plate), Recopa Santander Sudamericana 2031/32 (River Plate), Telkom Knockout 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), Orange CAF Super Cup 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), Be The Coach Challenge Cup 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), Johan Cruijff Schaal 2034/35 (Ajax), English Charity Shield 2039/40 (Wolves), English Carabao Cup 2039/40 (Wolves), Trophee des Champions 2041/42 (AS Monaco), UEFA Super Cup 2041/42 (AS Monaco), Supercopa TIM 2042/43 (Juventus)
  10. It's getting so close now I can almost reach out and touch it.... As an aside, never mind the Confederations Cup, it's the bloody AFCON that's been doing my head in on this. I've only got the Copa America and the AFCON left to get, so I'm looking now for a club team that can be a real project, though I got turned down for the Brazil job which was highly frustrating. After being unemployed for a season and being turned(my reputation has taken a hit and is down to 75%, despite being 2nd on the all time HOF only to Tuchel....), I took up the England job after the Euros, and decided to run with them until the World Cup, and then hope a Brazil or high AFCON potential team became available. I was fortunate in that the Deportivo Toluca job came up after the Mexican Opening Stage, and I got the job of the reigning CONCACAF Champions League holders, and easily retained that title in the second half of the season, ticking that off the list. Then after a season unemployed at club level, I took England to the World Cup deciding that Keegan had the best idea, and I'd use my world class strike force to compensate for my awful defence.... A victorious run to the final saw me knock out Brazil in the second round and after beating Denmark in the final, I finally claimed the Brazil job as my own! Bring on the Copa America in 2048... 2 left to go... Challenge Progress Club 10/10 top domestic leagues - Singapore S-League 19/20 (Home Utd), K-League 2023,2024,2025 (Jeju), Portugal Liga NOS 26/27, 27/28 (Sporting Lisbon), Bundesliga 2029/30 (Bayern Munich), La Liga 2030/31 (Real Madrid), Argentinian Primera Division 2031/32 (River Plate), ABSA Premiership 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), English Premier League 2036/37, 2038/39, 2039/40 (Wolves), Ligue 1 2041/42 (AS Monaco), Serie A 2042/43 (Juventus) 10/10 domestic cups - RHB Singapore Cup 18/19 (Home Utd), KFA Cup 2025 (Jeju), Taca de Portugal Placard 27/28 (Sporting), DFB-Pokal 28/29 (Bayern Munich), Copa Del Rey 2030/31 (Real Madrid), Nedbank Cup (SA) 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), Toto KNVB Beker 2034/35 (Ajax), English FA Cup 2038/39 (Wolves), Coupe de France 2040/41 (AS Monaco), TIM Cup 2042/43 (Juventus) 5/5 club continental championships - AFC Champions League 2025 (Jeju), European Champions League 2028/29 (Bayern Munich) 2039/40 (Wolves) 2040/41, 2041/42 (AS Monaco), Copa Libertadores 2031/32 (River Plate), Orange CAF Champions League 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), CONCACAF Champions League 2044/45 (Deportivo Toluca) 1/1 club world championship – 2029/2030 (Bayern Munich), 2031/32 (River Plate), 2041/42 (AS Monaco) International 3/5 continental tournaments – Euro 2028 (France), AFC Asian Cup 2034/35 (South Korea), CONCACAF Gold Cup 2039 (USA) 2/2 world tournaments – Confederations Cup 2029 (France), World Cup 2030 (France), 2046 (England) Other titles New Paper League Cup 18/19, 19/20 (Home United) AFC Cup 19/20 (Home United) Hyundai A-League (Regular Season) 2020/21 (Melbourne Victory) U23 Asian Games w/ South Korea 2022 U23 Pacific Games w/ New Zealand 2023 Taca de Liga Portugal 2027/28 (Sporting) Supertaca Candido de Oliveira 27/28 (Sporting) DFL Supercup 28/29 (Bayern Munich) Supercopa de Espana 30/31 (Real Madrid) Supercopa Argentina 2031/32 (River Plate) Recopa Santander Sudamericana 2031/32 (River Plate) Telkom Knockout 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) Orange CAF Super Cup 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) Be The Coach Challenge Cup 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) Johan Cruijff Schaal 2034/35 (Ajax) English Charity Shield 2039/40 (Wolves) English Carabao Cup 2039/40 (Wolves) Trophee des Champions 2041/42 (AS Monaco) UEFA Super Cup 2041/42 (AS Monaco) Supercopa TIM 2042/43 (Juventus)
  11. Quick update; An almost perfect 2nd year with Monaco, ticking off the French league and winning 6 out of 7 trophies that season, only losing in the French Cup final (which I'd luckily won the year before). I took over Juventus after Zidane retired, and added the Italian league and cup to the trophy challenge, before my second attempt at the AFCON.... which I crashed out of in the 2nd Round. I've resigned from both (Egypt in anger), and now only need the AFCON, Copa America, and the North American Champions League to complete the challenge! Challenge Progress Club 10/10 top domestic leagues - Singapore S-League 19/20 (Home Utd), K-League 2023,2024,2025 (Jeju), Portugal Liga NOS 26/27, 27/28 (Sporting Lisbon), Bundesliga 2029/30 (Bayern Munich), La Liga 2030/31 (Real Madrid), Argentinian Primera Division 2031/32 (River Plate), ABSA Premiership 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), English Premier League 2036/37, 2038/39, 2039/40 (Wolves), Ligue 1 2041/42 (AS Monaco), Serie A 2042/43 (Juventus) 10/10 domestic cups - RHB Singapore Cup 18/19 (Home Utd), KFA Cup 2025 (Jeju), Taca de Portugal Placard 27/28 (Sporting), DFB-Pokal 28/29 (Bayern Munich), Copa Del Rey 2030/31 (Real Madrid), Nedbank Cup (SA) 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), Toto KNVB Beker 2034/35 (Ajax), English FA Cup 2038/39 (Wolves), Coupe de France 2040/41 (AS Monaco), TIM Cup 2042/43 (Juventus) 4/5 club continental championships - AFC Champions League 2025 (Jeju), European Champions League 2028/29 (Bayern Munich) 2039/40 (Wolves) 2040/41, 2041/42 (AS Monaco), Copa Libertadores 2031/32 (River Plate), Orange CAF Champions League 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) 1/1 club world championship – 2029/2030 (Bayern Munich), 2031/32 (River Plate), 2041/42 (AS Monaco) International 3/5 continental tournaments – Euro 2028 (France), AFC Asian Cup 2034/35 (South Korea), CONCACAF Gold Cup 2039 (USA) 2/2 world tournaments – Confederations Cup 2029 (France), World Cup 2030 (France) Other titles New Paper League Cup 18/19, 19/20 (Home United) AFC Cup 19/20 (Home United) Hyundai A-League (Regular Season) 2020/21 (Melbourne Victory) U23 Asian Games w/ South Korea 2022 U23 Pacific Games w/ New Zealand 2023 Taca de Liga Portugal 2027/28 (Sporting) Supertaca Candido de Oliveira 27/28 (Sporting) DFL Supercup 28/29 (Bayern Munich) Supercopa de Espana 30/31 (Real Madrid) Supercopa Argentina 2031/32 (River Plate) Recopa Santander Sudamericana 2031/32 (River Plate) Telkom Knockout 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) Orange CAF Super Cup 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) Be The Coach Challenge Cup 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) Johan Cruijff Schaal 2034/35 (Ajax) English Charity Shield 2039/40 (Wolves) English Carabao Cup 2039/40 (Wolves) Trophee des Champions 2041/42 (AS Monaco) UEFA Super Cup 2041/42 (AS Monaco) Supercopa TIM 2042/43 (Juventus)
  12. Been 2/3 seasons since I updated. After being given 5 games to save my job with Wolves, I had a couple of great years, including adding the CONCACAF Gold Cup with the USA and an FA Cup to the challenge counter. I then went across to Monaco, and in my first season managed to blow the title as it was in my hands with 4 games left, only to end up losing out to PSG by a point. I won the French Cup and Champions League in this season, but am super frustrated at the way the league ended as I'm having to stay another year here instead of moving on to Italy which will be my last league/cup requirement before I then try to secure the last 2 continental competitions and North American continental championship to finish the challenge! Challenge Progress Club 8/10 top domestic leagues - Singapore S-League 19/20 (Home Utd), K-League 2023,2024,2025 (Jeju), Portugal Liga NOS 26/27, 27/28 (Sporting Lisbon), Bundesliga 2029/30 (Bayern Munich), La Liga 2030/31 (Real Madrid), Argentinian Primera Division 2031/32 (River Plate), ABSA Premiership 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), English Premier League 2036/37, 2038/39, 2039/40 (Wolves) 9/10 domestic cups - RHB Singapore Cup 18/19 (Home Utd), KFA Cup 2025 (Jeju), Taca de Portugal Placard 27/28 (Sporting), DFB-Pokal 28/29 (Bayern Munich), Copa Del Rey 2030/31 (Real Madrid), Nedbank Cup (SA) 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs), Toto KNVB Beker 2034/35 (Ajax), English FA Cup 2038/39 (Wolves), Coupe de France 2040/41 (AS Monaco) 4/5 club continental championships - AFC Champions League 2025 (Jeju), European Champions League 2028/29 (Bayern Munich) 2039/40 (Wolves) 2039/40 (AS Monaco), Copa Libertadores 2031/32 (River Plate), Orange CAF Champions League 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) 1/1 club world championship – 2029/2030 (Bayern Munich), 2031/32 (River Plate) International 3/5 continental tournaments – Euro 2028 (France), AFC Asian Cup 2034/35 (South Korea), CONCACAF Gold Cup 2039 (USA) 2/2 world tournaments – Confederations Cup 2029 (France), World Cup 2030 (France) Other titles New Paper League Cup 18/19, 19/20 (Home United) AFC Cup 19/20 (Home United) Hyundai A-League (Regular Season) 2020/21 (Melbourne Victory) U23 Asian Games w/ South Korea 2022 U23 Pacific Games w/ New Zealand 2023 Taca de Liga Portugal 2027/28 (Sporting) Supertaca Candido de Oliveira 27/28 (Sporting) DFL Supercup 28/29 (Bayern Munich) Supercopa de Espana 30/31 (Real Madrid) Supercopa Argentina 2031/32 (River Plate) Recopa Santander Sudamericana 2031/32 (River Plate) Telkom Knockout 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) Orange CAF Super Cup 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) Be The Coach Challenge Cup 2033/34 (Kaizer Chiefs) Johan Cruijff Schaal 2034/35 (Ajax) English Charity Shield 2039/40 (Wolves) English Carabao Cup 2039/40 (Wolves)
  13. Italy: Atalanta seem to be overlooked a lot by players this year. A young, fast, attacking team that qualified for the Champions League for the first time last year and have a wonderful academy. The Chairman even sends locally born children a kit! Germany: RB Leipzig, despite being the most hated team in Germany, have some phenomenal young players, and have never won the Bundesliga so it's a great opportunity to create history. Got a few quid behind them too. England: In the Premier League, I'm looking at Arsenal and Norwich. Arsenal are a shambles atm, but have some promisjng youngsters coming through and have never won the Champions League. Norwich finished 3rd in the first ever season of the PL, are a very well run club wjth a focus on bringjng through young players and being self sustainable, and play in the marvellous yellow and green. Spain: Having lived in this beautiful gem of a city on the Mediterranean coast, Valencia are my go to for La Liga. Despite having won the Copa Del Rey last season, Marcelino was mercilessly fired by the narcissistic Peter Lim. There's not much money, but a couple of good youngsters coming through and when La Mestalla is rocking, there's few better grounds in Europe. France: Rennes, having been recently taken over by the richest man in England, certainly have the financial backing available should the board choose. Some famtastic young prospects along with the challenge of overcoming PSG make this an intriguing proposition
  14. It's been a busy 3 seasons since my last update, as I took over Wolves after Xmas in 14th and guided them to 7th place; the Premiership has in recent years been turned on its head with Leicester taken over by a tycoon and battling for honours each year across the board, and Wolves had recently been taken over by a tycoon too so Is aw this as a great project to get my teeth into, after spending some seasons jumping between jobs. My first full season went magnificently, as my new Brazilian striker tore apart the league in his first full season with 28 goals, and we won the league deservedly! We lost in the Europa League final, and the semi-final of the FA Cup, but I wasn't worried as I planned on defending my crown and adding the FA Cup alongside a Champions League challenge... Unfortunately, things didn't quite go to plan, and I finished the season in 6th (a point off 4th) and having to go to a board meeting to save my job! We just couldn't get nay kind of form going, and Zico, the aforementioned Brazilian striker, only had 11 goals by the end of the season. This signalled a summer of change required, and I'm rebuilding my squad to make an assault across the board on all trophies, and then hopefully the Champions League - I'm really enjoying being at a club longer term again after 7 seasons of a new club each summer. With the USA (waiting for the Gold Cup at the end of this coming season), I lost in the final of the Nations League, and got knocked out of the World Cup in the Qtr Final by England. 23/33, with 10 cups left to go....
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