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  1. Would Canadian MLS teams count? This is a hard challenge but I think the CONCACAF Champions League would be brutally tough as a non-MLS or Mexican team.
  2. Balahara

    FM 19 Pentagon Challenge

    FC Seoul - 2020 League - Cup - Asian Champions League - Transfers K-League 1 - Found my groove tactically I believe. Gave up attempting to play an AMC and went with 4-1-4-1 DM WIDE with balanced mentality. Looked like a two horse race for much of the season until Ulsan fell off towards the closing stage. Shout out to my former player Gil for smashing the top goalscorer award and keeping Gwangju in K-League 1 for another year. Player of the season was my wonderful box-to-box midfielder Pape Cheikh, a steal at £2.1M. Cup - Seongnam got their revenge for last seasons final defeat. Wasn't too bothered as focus had to be on League and ACL. Asian Champions League - I was the only East Asian representative after the first knockout round and I was pretty confident of winning the thing after dispatching of the very strong Al-Hilal. Unfortunately the team choked at the final hurdle and I'll be staying in Seoul for another year at least. I should be stronger next year as I'll be welcoming Andés Torres into the team, making way for Ju-Ahn who is off for his national service. Also have some top youth players developing, the best being Kim Kyung-Min. The board have invested £25M this season so I really should thank them with an Asian Champions League next year and I can hopefully get a nice South African job directly after. Season Team League Cup1 Cup2 Continental World Other Notes ================================================================================================================================================================================= 2018 Gwangju FC 6th N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Joined with 4 league games remaining. 2019 Gwangju FC 2nd N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Left after 19 league games. 2019 Seoul FC 7th Winner N/A N/A N/A N/A Joined after 20 league games. ACL Qualification 2020 Seoul FC 1st 4th Round N/A Runner-up N/A N/A
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    FM 19 Pentagon Challenge

    Gwangju FC - 2019 I made a fair amount of loans from K-League 1 sides to bolster my team and late in the transfer window added the amazing Lucio Compagnucci on loan from Montreal Impact. Honestly the team I had was very good for the league which made the board goal of avoiding finishing bottom seem strange. I started off pretty well and was leading until results dropped off after gameweek 10. Thanks to the good start and rock bottom board expectations my reputation was good enough to get interviews at higher level clubs and I had a lot of choices. I settled on Seoul. The league table at my point of departure showed the team had a bit of work to do if they were to get promoted, but the manager that replaced me got it done and Gwangju will be going in to K-League next season as champions. FC Seoul - 2019 League Table Start - League Table End - Cup - Transfers I had 18 league games remaining when I took over so I was hopeful I could make an impact at the top of the table. I just couldn't find a consistently winning formula though and had to settle for best of the relegation half of the league. The season was saved by a very easy cup run which means I get a chance at AFC glory next year. The star man was striker Bojan Matic, although for next season he is away to Beijing for £700k and Yoo Ju-Ahn taking his place at a cost of £350k. Not only is he a perfect workhorse forward but it will free up an international player slot to be used elsewhere. The best domestic talent are at Jeonbuk and Suwon and they don't seem keen on selling so I will have to be shrewd with the 4 (1 asian) foreign player limit. Season Team League Cup1 Cup2 Continental World Other Notes ================================================================================================================================================================================= 2018 Gwangju FC 6th N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Joined with 4 league games remaining. 2019 Gwangju FC 2nd N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Left after 19 league games. 2019 Seoul FC 7th Winner N/A N/A N/A N/A Joined after 20 league games. ACL Qualification
  4. Czech Republic produce some fantastic newgens, that would be my suggestion.
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    FM 19 Pentagon Challenge

    Gwangju FC - 2018 Short update as there wasn't much to this season. My manager joined Gwanju with 4 games to go with a slight chance of reaching the playoffs, however an away defeat to Busan meant I finished the season with a 3-1 record and no gain on posistion. Star player by some distance is Gil Start League Table - End League Table Two strong teams in Jeju and Pohang have been relegated to K-League 2 so it might be tough going for me next season to get promotion. I don't plan on staying with Gwanju for long however, I just want to do enough to gain a reputation and join a team that has the funds to compete for a continental cup. Season Team League Cup1 Cup2 Continental World Other Notes ================================================================================================================================================================================= 2018 Gwangju FC 6th N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Joined with 4 league games remaining.
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    [Russia] Data Issues

    Sochi average attendance in first season in game on my save is 268, which is way off considering numbers they have got so far this season - http://www.scoresway.com/?sport=soccer&page=team&id=18401 (3,269 average after 5 games). The stadium move they are planning here is not working as intended considering they have just moved in to Fisht Olympic Stadium, let alone the paltry capacity of it.
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    [South Korea] Data Issues

    FC Anyang home kit is set as their away kit. Home should be purple/black, away white
  8. Balahara

    FM 19 Pentagon Challenge

    Starting off by putting all available points into adaptability to maximise chance of foreign job offers. Meet Joe Parker Didn't take long to get the job at FC Anyang, who aren't doing particularly well in K-League 2. This season is obviously a write-off, so it gives me the chance to experiment and see what works. EDIT: Scrapping this attempt. Home and away kits for this team are swapped on 3D pitch, which is really annoying.
  9. Makes the game world a little more dynamic. I like seeing teams more populated outside of the nation I'm managing in. It also helps with difficulty of European games when you play against non-grey players.
  10. Some teams are gutting their squads in order to squeeze in high earning loan players into salary cap. These releases are well before squad selection deadline on 22nd October. Melbourne City releases - Melbourne City squad - Probable cause Melbourne Victory releases - Melbourne Victory squad - Probably cause Sydney releases - Sydney squad - Probable cause I believe the issue is that these players aren't classified as designated players, as De Laet should be (https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5646063/melbourne-city-sign-de-laet-as-marquee/?cs=2439)
  11. That would be Cannons, they managed one point from 16 games in my first season. Good luck!
  12. As long as it kept the same reputation as the replacement club I don't see why it wouldn't be allowed. You'd gain no competitive advantage from it. Had to call an end to my challenge as I encountered an issue with my club reputation tanking. Became an obscure club, ranked lower than the only non-league club. Probably payback for my unrealistic transfer methods
  13. Hound Dogs - 2016/2017 Table | Rock Cup | Season Summary | Squad | Transfers | Finances I've picked up how to game the system with lower league sides and this was an experiment to find out how far I could take it in the lowest league in Europe. Knowing that a players willingness to join is largely based on the current ability of the squad, my plan was to have a revolving door policy, taking thousands on trial and signing those with high ability. I really didn't think I'd be able to pick up the players I eventually got round to. Is a sharp downturn in the career of Emmanuel Eboue as he ends up third choice right back in a Gibraltar second tier side Pick of the bunch according to the coach report was centre back Israel Puerto although my favourite player of the season was my playmaker, Zitouni. Top scorer honours went to Mohammad Kdouh. I was guilty of rushing through matches and not taking care of my tactics, which meant the results don't accurately depict the gulf in quality between my side and every other team in the nation. I thought I would blitz through Red Imps in the semi final of the cup but paid for my lack of attention. I was able to bag the league 2 division cup no bother, however. Next season goals- I should be displacing Red Imps long reign as champions next season. Now the team has switched from amateur to semi-pro, I'll need to be more selective with my acquisitions as I now have a wage budget to control. It takes three years to gain Gibraltar nationality, so I also should look to bring in good young talent from major nations that will eventually join the national team. Other teams in Gibraltar have been signing players utilising my mass trial system, so I hope those that did qualify for Europe have better results from the increased quality in their squads. Season | League | Position | Europe | Top scorer | Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017/18 | Second Division | 1st (14-1-1) | N/A | Mohammad Kdouh (21) | Division 2 League Cup Champions
  14. Gonna give this a go. Just had a decent save with TPS of Finland where I was able to attract some star players. Hoping I can do the same here with the Hound Dogs, who start in the second tier. Have loaded major nations and all English speaking leagues along with current international players. Be warned, my transfer section is gonna be pages long
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