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  1. Second Season in Uruguay! After a decent first season only losing on playoffs by a few points, we couldn't make the playoffs. The only difference, we finished on the other side. Topping the table after 22 matches means, we don't have to play any more matches. We got promoted as champions! It basically was a better copy of the first season, scored more, conceded fewer, more developed players. The Vignone Brothers scored for fun, together they were responsible for 35 out of 48 goals. The start of the season was a bit tricky as we lost the best youth player to Uruguayan powerhouse Penarol. I was able to get 95k + 50% sell on clause, which is a high fee for a national transfer. Additionally we got a friendly against the 51-times champion, this really helped the damaged financial side of Bella Vista. Because of that issue, we still have to wait for the first facility upgrade. Plans to build a new stadium have not progressed any further. For the next season, I don't expect very much, I would be quite surprised, if we could avoid relegation. Maybe we could snap up some sponsorship deals. The biggest challenge is going to be the league system. Opening Stage, Closing Stage, Intermediate Stage, Playoffs, Average Points - let's see! League Table Key Performer Best Youth Players Youth Intake Transfer out Thanks for reading my post!
  2. First Season in Uruguay! It was a decent first season, our goal was to fight bravely against relegation. We exceeded that by finishing 7th in a league consisting of 12 teams. 3 of which aren't located in Montevideo. Most important for this success were the perfomances of the two Vignone brothers. Lucas and Facundo scored for fun in the frist few games. Facundo, the older one, had few worse games in the end of the season, but thanks to his younger brother who made up for him, we didn't got into any relegation trouble. Lucas even became the Top Scorer in Segunda Division, scoring 20 Goals over the course of it. I'm quite happy to not finish in the Top6 because the team was their physical limit and more matches in the playoffs would only result in injuries. Next season 3 players won't be there anymore because of retirements. But the youth intake in january will provide new players to compensate for them. Our key Youth Prospect Rubén Dias (see below) is wanted by both top clubs Penarol and Nacional, so it's going to be hard to hold him another season. The board is also in planning phase for a new stadium because the current one is not getting younger and maintenance costs are high. Additionaly, in the past season we had to share the ground with 2 other clubs, so a new stadium would also lead to better pith througout a season. Let's see if we can achieve a playoff spot next year. League Table Key Performer Best Youth Players Thanks for reading my post!
  3. Welcome to Uruguay! After my first try in Jena, Germany I moved to Uruguay. In my last post I said, that I wouldn't start in a top country again. So on my list were countries like Bulgaria, Hungary or Romania. But none of them has the little thing I was searching for. Then South America came to my mind. The league systems in basically every country except Chile are so confusing that I was hooked the first second. So why Uruguay? To sum it up, I fell in love with their football in the early 2010s in the international cups. So I read about the nation and especially their football leagues, and I found out that nearly every club is based in the capital Montevideo, which leads to many rivalries between the clubs. Manager Club Intake Season Preview Next update is coming soon!
  4. Quick update, after a really bad start I wasn't able to turn the ship around. In the last few matches the players were unhappy with me, which led to me getting sacked. But I had a nice few seasons, I'm 100% trying this challenge again. But for the next time I think picking a smaller, not Big5 country. But for now I will follow your youth adventures. Thanks for having me! final league standings (me 18th)
  5. Impressive results, but I'm even more impressed by Palomino, Sakai and De Roon and their physical atributes. The decline is nowhere to be seen. Are you doing any special training sessions over the season, maybe in international break, to keep the physicals that high?
  6. Yeah sure, I think most of the financial issues were caused by the rapid promotion in third tier, everybody got his promotion pay rise of like 30%, then the board took some money to build a stadium So I would assume it's not always that good to get promoted as fast as possible, as long as you aren't RB Leipzig IRL
  7. I guess the range is like 8-15M depending on position at the end of the season
  8. FC Carl-Zeiss Jena Season Review 2022/23 First season in German second tier went pretty good. Despite the odds seeing us dead last we managed to avoid relegation by finishing league in 11th place. Winning the first few matches, we never were in real relegation struggles. Thanks to Halle (promoted together with us last season) and Sandhausen, who both had a really poor season, we only had to avoid relegation playoffs. In the last two matches we could line up some of the youth prospects. At the start of the season I was unsure about our chances against Hamburg and Frankfurt, but we managed to beat Frankfurt once in our game of the season, where GK Verstappen got a 9.3 by saving EVERY FCKING shot. Off the pitch it was basically a financial battle, unfortunately we weren't able to upgrade any of the facilities. We got some offers for Slamar and Bergmann, who together with Grösch are the only players considered 2nd tier players, but none of those offers was any good. The rest of the team is just "not good enough" for the rest of the league, so we kept all of them. TLDR; overperforming, financial trouble, mid-table, same squad League Results Key Players Favourite Player Youth Intake Overview * Erzgebirgsstadion Aue until new stadium is built (2024)
  9. I'm currently using a DM pairing and also tried HB together with SVs, what I think is, that the HB stays to deep while attacking, meaning it's harder to recycle posession in some cases, an Anchorman seems to push up a little bit higher in these situations. This doesn't mean, that he is roaming very often (obv. cause of Hold Position) but if there is a need to recycle posession and set up a new attack he comes to help the SVs.
  10. Back in Jena! After some months off, I'm finally going to continue this save. Short recap, we finished 2nd in our first season and got promoted to 2nd tier of German football. Hamburg is back to second tier after one season in Bundesliga, even Frankfurt got relegated, so I expect some heavy losses. BUT with the results of last season, I'm optimistic to avoid relegation, stay in 2. Bundesliga and get the prize money to improve the facilities. That being said, this season we have to play together with Erzgebirge Aue in their stadium, cause our new local stadium (Hans Meyer Stadium) is currently being built. Funfact: Aue is over 100km away from Jena, means we have to travel an hour to play "at home". Quick reminder: I started this save at the very beginning of FM21, means players under 17 are not eligible to play in German professional football. Time to prove them all wrong.
  11. @Oakland StomperI'm currently using this one, sometimes I play with a Much Higher DL and SKa cause of Sven Ulreich who's capable of dealing with One-on-ones and I removed the time waste instruction, I usually lower the tempo and switch to shorter passing when matches are close in the 70s and further imo defensive wingers are key, having Jatta left and Narey right, both very hardworking players going up and down their flanks
  12. in some scenarios the attacking mentality leads to risky pressing maneuvers of the central midfielders, that's why I'd decrease the mentality a bit, but I like the high risk direct passing a lot and i think that faster CB are needed, better opponents tend to play one-twos and simply knock out my defense, but to even get into the space where one-twos become a problem, a misplay by one of the CM is needed. So I think I could also fix that by decreasing the mentality
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