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  1. A really good read this.

    It goes to show how impactful a little pre-match effort can be when coming up against different opponents. As for me, I was always more of a plug & play guy branching out into OIs baked into the tactics I made (which Danwolf refers to).

    The result was usually a monstrosity of a tactic which could be badly exploited on occasion with no real answers from the moron in charge of the team (Guess who?).

    In any event, well done mate. It’s concise, well written and the screenshots really help in visualising exactly what you are looking for and going for.

    It also gives me the idea that perhaps I can tone down the PI/TI/OI hodge pudge that I usually end up with.

    I’d recommend anyone in a similar position to me to give it a read. It’ll really get you thinking.

  2. Well... Almost pulled off a giant killing to end all giant killings.

    Joinville attacked from the gun and were 5 minutes (plus stoppage time) from beating Goias who play in Serie A.

    Sadly close but no cigar.

    Gotta love AI counter attacks from out of nowhere...:rolleyes: By the way, if anyone is wondering what the "H" is next to Goias, in the event of a draw in the Copa do Brasil the higher seeded team goes through. No extra time, no penalties.

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    And so it begins again! I think I have outdone myself by creating an avatar that will make women blanch, men vomit and children weep tears of fear long into their adult lives, but I digress...

    Decided to give this a run in Brazil. Yes the seasons are long and rather convoluted but the State Championships usually give you a good chance to blood your younger players which is of benefit in the long run. Joinville have been in Serie A before and won Serie B as late as 2014. But the usual kind of mismanagement has led them to the desperate situation in which they find themselves, because let's be honest, anyone who hires me MUST be very desperate indeed.

    Their squad is pretty decent (especially for the level) and has ample players who are all quite young in the reserves and a surprising amount of youth players. All in all, it becomes about keeping our better young first teamers for the time being and attempting to catapult into Serie B as soon as possible. We shall see.

    Youth Squad | Reserves | First Team

    There are some quite good players floating about and they should form a nice strong core for the rest of our youth to develop. Here are the best of them...

    Caique | João Vítor | Dalberson | Eduardo Person | André Baumer

    I'm beginning to suspect that Eduardo is, in fact, an alien infiltrator. I mean, "Eduardo Person". Person? Who's he kidding?

    Anyway, we are also involved in the Campeonato Catarinense de Futebol which will kick off soon. Given that we are up against Avaí (Serie A), Chapecoense (Serie B relegated from Serie A last season), Cricíuma (Relegated to Serie C last season) and Figueirense (Serie B), we are likely the 5th best team in the Campeonato at present (at best), but we do have form having won it on 12 occasions. Also, it is close to the perfect State competition. Not too long and the competition is decent enough that any younger players will develop faster.

    So, wish us luck! 

    By the way, here is the lovely city of Joinville. And I think we have a lovely stadium. It's a 22,000 all seater built in 2004. Cozy with a dash of intimidation.

    Until next time...


  4. 17 minutes ago, syemo said:

    Been loading a few leagues today nothing taken my fancy, Not been to south america for a few editions.


    Only thing i find is SOuth American seasons can be long

    Yes they can be. Very, very long!

    But Europe is doing nothing for me at the moment and I have a Spanish small to big game happening. It’s just for something different.

    I’ve been searching and I’m struggling to find the reset date. I suppose I’ll just go by the fixture list.

  5. 31 minutes ago, karax268 said:

    Well. I got fired by Manisaspor during the first season. lack of depth really cost us as we got a injury wave. after six loses in a row saw me drop to bottomm the board was through with me.


    I'll be back for a retry at this challenge, but will do a  different save in between.

    Yeah, Turkey can be a real pain in the neck.

    I think I am going to have another crack at this in South America. I don’t think anyone has ventured down there this version?

  6. 10 hours ago, XaW said:

    Had a go with this now, and he didn't play as I wanted him to now either. Kind of an "inbetween" of how the Anchorman vs Halfback worked. Not as playmaker-esque, but not deep enough either.

    This was a common position when we finished attacks:


    So, far to advanced for what I would hope/want from the player.

    We did win again though, and against a strong, already promoted Tromsø side, we were more comfortable than the scoreline suggest.


    @XaW This might be a little left field, but how about a Libero on a support role? He would step up into midfield on occasion but slot back into the defence at other times. Wouldn’t he?

    Oh. I see I’ve come late to that particular party...

  7. 4 minutes ago, syemo said:

    Seasons are longer in england thats only the thing i think is putting me off.

    England does seem hard to get up there but i guess if you win the premier league champions league probably not too far away? But in lesser nations the route to the top domestically could be shorter but europe might be a long slog?

    Yeah. That’s pretty much how it works.

  8. 15 hours ago, danger_mouse said:


    Grantham Town FC - Season 2020/21 Review

    SquadTableGraphTransfersYouth Intake


    Vanarama National League North

    League started so well, I was thinking to myself how so many people in here struggle so much. I overestimated things massively. The first month went to well we were in the playoffs. Then it all went downhill fast. October came thick and fast with 8 games in which we won 1, Nov we won once, Dec once, Jan once, theres a trend here. We didn't win at all in Feb and then the board gave me the Ultimate challenge of securing 8 points in 5 games, How on earth was I going to do that with my current form. Well we went March and April unbeaten winning 4 drawing 4, We needed a win on the last day of the season to stay up we were at home to already relegated St. Ives and we destroyed them 5-1. 


    FA Cup & FA Trophy

    Nothing to note in the cups, went out of the FA Cup in the 3rd qual round and was beaten in the 1st round of the FA Trophy 1-2 to Boston.


    Youth Intake

    We promoted last seasons youth intake to the first team to bulk the squad up with 6 players, making 31 apps in total between them, 7 goals and 1 clean sheet.

    Nice work on survival!

    Onwards and upwards!

  9. To be honest, I’m now tossing up some other leagues than Germany. I’d prefer something more along the lines of a Spain/Italy/Portugal than a Finland/Serbia.

    I had a save ages ago as Dunkerque where I won the CL but they are now playable 😟.

    Anyways, I reckon I might be willing to simply take the first suggestion I get from you lovely people, risky as that might be ha ha.

    So, first suggestion will be the league I take as I am unable to make decisions and want it done for me. Have at it! (Be gentle). 

    (Note: Doing a youth academy save with Palermo, so Italy would probably not be a preferred option).

  10. To be honest, I’m still tossing up my Volou and Palermo saves. I suspect Palermo would have more staying power. Also, I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy a bigger team. In the past I’ve done Iceland/Switzerland/Denmark and couldn’t really get any to stick.

    What do you all reckon?

    I’ll sleep on it.

    Suffice to say I love this challenge!!

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    Just a mini update. We had a shocker in the Greek Cup 4th round, which was our first competitive game. We gave up 6 CCCs so a little tweak was made to the tactic changing the style from a fluid counter to vertical tiki taka. And it seems (at this early stage) to have worked...


    Both draws have been in away games. The second draw was against Larisas where a defensive lapse in the last ten minutes allowed the equaliser. Anyways, off to a good start. I just worry that our small squad will really hurt us as we start getting injuries.

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    Welp, I finally took the plunge. Taking on Greece this time which should be a nice change of page. It's a good league in my opinion as the standard of players is pretty good and the youth tend to be pretty decent in my experience (way back when).

    At present they are only spending about 50% of the available budget for wages after I re-signed the expiring contracts. 

    The squad is a decent size without too many super old stagers which is handy. Also, while the u19 team only has one player in it, I think that allows the chance to make something from nothing as it were. We are expected to "struggle against relegation" and the following 4 years of the 5 year plan are essentially for us to consolidate in the lower reaches of the Superleague 2. The league itself consists of 12 teams who play each other once home and away for a 22 game regular season. Following this the league splits in two with a relegation group and a championship group. The bottom two sides are relegated which one sincerely hopes we can avoid.

    Tactically, we've played some friendlies with pretty pleasing results against overmatched competition. I set up a ton of friendlies as there is quite a long gap between the reset date (19 June) and the start of the league season (26 September). We are going to use this period to smash some minnows and build some confidence and familiarity with the system. I have rehashed an old strikerless tactic that I used a few versions ago (haven't played in a while) and I think it's going to work well. There are two variations. One is basically all out attack and the other is a counter style. Essentially the plan is to use the counter away and when we are at home to go all out to try and get two quick goals then switch to the counter. It helps that teams in Greece seem to think it's still 2004 and use a 5-3-2 or a 4-1-4-1 setup, sitting back and looking to counter. When the tactic is working it just gives them too much to deal with. Let's hope it works over a season.

    But I reckon it's better to flame out hard than to play a rigidly defensive system and try and survive. That's not to say we'll play like Zdenek Zeman or anything!

    Here it is in all it's glory...


    "Wish me luck, I'll need it!"

    And last but not least, we managed to get our hands on a coach who might be familiar to some of you... :lol:


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