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  1. I don't think he have cashed a check since January! I can't tutor him unfortunatly, due to him being an established first team player already. I think he might have had a drop in his professionalism after him and I had a bit of a falling out after he wanted to leave, but I said no. I can't really put him on the stands either seeing as he is our best striker by far! He have stated he wants to stay now, though, and haven't missed any trainings or matches since. Hopefully, the worst is behind us, and he can continue with his good behaviour. I also have an issue with turoring. I had a great tutor far back in the days with a great personality and good determination, but he retired after only a season or so. It also seems that the squad have a bad squad personality, since determination keeps dropping for most players every season. The squad reports also states this. I've tried to remedy it by keeping every young player with a decent determination no matter how poor they are, just to get a better "squad determination", but I haven't done it long enough to see if it have any effect. Other then that I can't really do much to improve things in tutoring other than NOT tutoring the young players with good personalities and hope the youngster with good personalities can become good tutors when they are old enough. Congrats on staying up! With only youth players that's not easy! Now that the kids have seen it's possible, and with another season under their belts hopefully they will continue to improve. @fabreth: Ah, ok, I haven't played in Norway for a while, so I was unsure if the 2nd tier was pro or semi-pro. Thanks for the info!
  2. Sigh, my star striker might have a drinking problem. This is the fifth time in 2 months he have missed training or a match. Edit: Now he is up to his 9th time...
  3. Thanks, yeah he are already in the main team and does well. Hopefully the board will see the error of their ways soon. But they still won't go professional, though.
  4. A very good season there @The Art of Drowning. Might be a promotion next season. The difference in quality in Iceland is really small though, so anything is possible. Impressive European display @Virtual Male! Going into the group stage is amazing! You should be set financially!
  5. XaW - Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur - 2022 Table | Past positions | Squad | Transfers | Financest Before the season started we lost our maybe best midfielder for pocket change due to the boards infinite wisdom, and that put a damper on my hopes to take the title back this season. However, the season started with the Upper League Cup as usual. This season we just went ham and won all matches in the group stage to qualify and continued the trend to win the whole thing. Not an important cup, but a title is a title. Then we won the Champions Cup a couple of days after the final in the Upper League Cup, to take our second title. When the season started we continued our good form and won the first couple of matches. We got far in the VISA deild karla and with Europa League added on we suddenly had a lot of games in hand on the other teams, and, as a side effect, we slid down the table. Regarding the VISA deild karla, we had quite some easy draws to give us mostly lower division ties until the final. Here we were up against FH in a tough encounter. After 90 minutes it was 2-2 to go to extra time. Then we showed our quality by scoring twice to clinch our 3rd cup title this season. In the Europa League we started in the 1st qualifying round where we got drawn against IFK Mariehamn of Finland. In the home tie we crushed them 3-0, and in the away leg we held the game to a controlled 0-0 to progress. In the 2nd round our opponent was Željezničar Sarajevo of Bosnia Herzegovina. I was very unsure what to expect, but when we destroyed them 5-0 at home I was quite surprised. A 2-1 loss away was enough to get to the 3rd qualifying round. There we drew Steaua Bucureşti of Romania. We managed to win 2-1 at home, and in the away leg we lost 2-3, but that was enough to go through on away goals. In the playoff we got draw against Athletic Bilbao of Spain, a very tough opponent. 0-2 loss at home and 2-0 loss away turned out to be the end of our European campaign this season. A very good effort, and I'm very happy with how far we got. Back to the league. We had as much as 5 games in had on most of the other teams at one point, but were a bit behind at the same time. The schedule was tight, but the players fought to stay fit and did good. We won most of the games in hand, and with 2 matches left the tile was secured for us ensure a domestic clean sweep this season. The only downside was that the board sold another few players I would really want to keep. I hope the new kids who came into the team are ready for next season, since I need to fill out the rotation spots now. Edit: Oh, and we just got a new stadium! For free! The youth: A good youth intake this season, but no central midfielder though. The best player seems to be Ólafur Ágústsson (YP22a). Season League Position Upper league Cup VISA bikar karla Europa League Champions League Top scorer Youth Coaching Youth Recruitment Training facilities Youth Facilities Average attendance Season tickets Achievements 2017 1. deild karla 1st Runner up Semi final N/A N/A Stefán Þór Pálsson – 14 Good Average Adequate Adequate 551 242 Champions 2018 Pepsi-deildin 8th Group stage 3rd round N/A N/A Róbert Kristinsson (YP17c) – 6 Good Average Adequate Adequate 840 358 Survived 2019 Pepsi-deildin 1st Group stage Semi final N/A N/A Darri Auðunsson (YP18a) – 21 Excellent Average Adequate Adequate 1,034 383 Champions 2020 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Quarter final N/A 2nd qualifying round Róbert Kristinsson (YP17c) – 13 Exceptional Average Adequate Adequate 1,502 821 Champions 2021 Pepsi-deildin 2nd Quarter final Winner Playoff 3rd qualifying round Viktor Örn Guðmundsson – 19 Exceptional Average Adequate Adequate 3,242 1,069 Cup winners 2022 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Winner Playoff N/A Brynjar Óli Þráinsson (YP20a) – 33 Exceptional Average Average Average 3,088 1,076 Full domestic sweep
  6. Ever had one of those games where everything works our perfect? I had one just now.
  7. Thanks for the support guys. This year we had another election and we got a new chairman. I think he might have an even more intrusive style. He just sold two more players of the best players for almost no money. And this is even with over £2M in the bank. The squad are now asking for meetings to discuss the lack quality players in the squad, so I'm in a bad situation. So far I've managed to keep the players happy, but if the board sells more players I have some problems. Good luck with the dissertation @darren1983! Hopefully everything goes well there. Looking forward to seeing your next update when you have the time! A very good season there, @fabreth, and congrats on the promotion! Are you going professional now that you are in the 2nd tier?
  8. Good luck @The Art of Drowning! I enjoy the seasons. They kind of fly by, so you can see the progress of the youth faster than in other countries.
  9. San Marino eh. I'll take any wins I can get! Norway will take Filippo Berardi. The only player with some worth, and playing for Torino should mean he is the best of the bunch.
  10. Yeah, Stjarnan had a good season, but I think I could have gotten the title if I hadn't started as bad as we did. I've asked the board several times to go professional, but they always refuse. I can't see why, seeing as we have about £2M in the bank. I'll just keep pestering them. It might be a reason why we are selling as much, so I can only hope for a change soon. I think Celtic are becoming my bogey team if we meet them again in the next few years. Hopefully you can turn things around and challenge for the top spots once again. At least you should get a try in Europe this season!
  11. Sometimes boards in FM are really irritating me. They just sold another player, but that's not what's bothering me this time. The thing that bothers me was that I had negotiated a sale of the same player to another club for 5 times the value they sold him for. Yes, we just lost more than £2M because the board felt "the offer was too good". Idiots!
  12. Congrats on winning the league @Virtual Male! An amazing feat in Hungary so soon! Edit: Oh, and I just had my first player get capped for Iceland! Edit2: And I just got offered the Iceland job. A fun challenge it would be, but not in the spirit of the challenge, so I'll decline.
  13. XaW - Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur - 2021 Table | Past positions | Squad | Transfers | Finances Before the season started we got a massive bid on our best goalkeeper. It was so big I had to accept. Since we have a good backup it wasn't the worst player we could have to sell. The games started with the Upper League Cup as usual and we got past the group stage without much problems and got as far as the quarter final before we lost to KR. A short while later we once again played the Champions game and once again we lost to KR. As the league started moral wasn't good seeing as we lost the two games to KR and that impacted the results. We got off to a bad start and we had some really bad games. We were midtable, but far of Stjarnan who had stormed away early. Around that time we got to play in Europe again. In the Champions League we once again started in the 2nd qualifying round. This time we got drawn against IFK Göteborg of Sweden. In the away game we played an amazing smash and grab style football and somehow managed to win 1-3! In the return match at home we lost 1-2, but it was enough to go through to the next round. Here we drew Celtic again... In the away game we went all out defense, and managed a very good 0-0 result. In the home match we tried the same, but this time Celtic managed to score twice to win it 0-2. Still a good effort from the lads. A loss in the 3rd qualifying round actually qualified us for the Europa League also. We went straight into the playoff round, and here we drew Herta Berlin of Germany. Another very hard opponent for us and it would be a tough ask to go through to the group stage. Once again I went on the defensive in the away game and came away with an credible 1-0 loss. In our home game we had to score so I gave the lads some more attacking tactic and we actually managed a 1-1 draw. We were knocked out, but we could clearly be proud of our attempts in Europe this season. In the middle of these European games we also had the Visa bikar karla. We got a couple of easy draws along the way and managed to get all the way to the final. Here we were up against a very strong Stjarnan side. It was a very hard fought match with a lot of fouls and cards. However, we took an early lead when Róbert Kristinsson (YP17c) ran through the defense and slotted the ball into the net after only 9 minutes. The rest of the half Stjarnan took control and had a lot of chances, but the defense held until the break. In the second half Stjarnan kept on attacking, but we held on for a long time. In the 77th minute though an error from a defender saw two attackers alone against our goalkeeper. He did his best, but couldn't stop the equalizer. Just before the ref blew for full time Valgeir Hróðmarsson (YP19a) got shown his second yellow card and had to hit the shower. In extra time we still managed to take another lead when Viktor Örn Guðmundsson lobed the ball over the goalkeeper and into the corner. After that it was defending for all it was worth and we managed to hold on to take our first title in the Visa bikar karla. With only a few matches left of the season we were trailing Stjarnan by 7 points. They refused to lose and even though we won our last 6 matches we still didn't manage to catch them and with one match left Stjarnan were crowned champions. A second place is not the worst, at least when Stjarnan went undefeated the whole season, but after two titles it kind of feels like a loss. Hopefully, we can challenge better next season. Edit: Oh, and we are building new stadium, but all info is 'TBA'. We are also improving our facilities! The youth: In the youth intake this season we got a couple of good players and one in particular I'm excited about in Jason Einarsson (YP21a). Season League Position Upper league Cup VISA bikar karla Europa League Champions League Top scorer Youth Coaching Youth Recruitment Training facilities Youth Facilities Average attendance Season tickets Achievements 2017 1. deild karla 1st Runner up Semi final N/A N/A Stefán Þór Pálsson – 14 Good Average Adequate Adequate 551 242 Champions 2018 Pepsi-deildin 8th Group stage 3rd round N/A N/A Róbert Kristinsson (YP17c) – 6 Good Average Adequate Adequate 840 358 Survived 2019 Pepsi-deildin 1st Group stage Semi final N/A N/A Darri Auðunsson (YP18a) – 21 Excellent Average Adequate Adequate 1,034 383 Champions 2020 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Quarter final N/A 2nd qualifying round Róbert Kristinsson (YP17c) – 13 Exceptional Average Adequate Adequate 1,502 821 Champions 2021 Pepsi-deildin 2nd Quarter final Winner Playoff 3rd qualifying round Viktor Örn Guðmundsson – 19 Exceptional Average Adequate Adequate 3,242 1,069 Cup winners