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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
  13. This tactic single-handedly destroyed medium possession based teams I'm currently using it at Hamburg in Bundesliga 2, we are by far the best team in the league, but I wanted to try a different style and tried this 442 Match Stats Osnabrück isn't any good atm but they try to play a vertical tiki taka style, while beating any possession record of German football in recent history they didn't even shoot once Bryan Henning (in Osnabrück he is called Xavi) managed to complete 252 passes in this game which led to a clean 10.0 rating this tactic is doing well atm I plan to do some adjustments when i get promoted to Bundesliga, but until then I'm going to have much fun at destroying the league
  14. nagelsmann is versatile, sometimes playing 2 pure strikers up front but sometimes just playing attacking mids there, I assume tuchel is also doing some kind of tactical tricks atalanta is very straight forward would be interesting to see insights on when to make which tactical switch
  15. In build-up he lines up between both CB without stay wider, if you put a DLPs next to him, he would be a little more advanced, gives you a nice shape to combine your way out of an opponent's high press
  16. I always started with higher DL and much lower LOE, but made some changes during matches were the opposition was very defensive, i pushed the LOE higher and removed Regroup to disrupt their build-up play. But once I've scored the first goal I resetted much lower LOE and Regroup. I see that the players are man marking opposition Fullbacks but this could result in a not-so-compact midfield in some games where the FBs were too passive and the IFs would push up too far too mark them. Shaping up in a 424 formation. This space could then be easily exploited by better opponents. I've thought to change the formation to 4222 with two DMs, MR and ML. But I think this could lead to a very passive offensive play because of the very deep midfielders combined with the two non-playmaking forwards. So it's much more pressure on the MR/ML. So maybe a flat 4 in midfield is what I need to remain defensive stability but also get a possesion based offense and not just long balls. I also could imagine a 4222 with 2 DMs and 2 Mezzala in front of them. The starting position of the Mezzala could lead to an easier way to build up with 2 DMs and a more flexible chance creation. But you also have the problem with the defensive formation, the Mezzalas have to mark opposition fullbacks to create a wider 4222 in defense. just asumptions btw I'm no expert at all *smile*
  17. I played a full season with a 4222 low LOE tactic Expected 15th, we finished 4th (mainly because of the results in the first half of the season). If you are interested in some of those games, I can show some analytics. Especially in the first campaign the teams we faced had trouble to score against us and had to take more shots outside the box. I've missed the point to adapt the tactics to successfully stay first place in the second half. Some Stats A little proud of the fact we got 4th despite having worst possession stats. Scoring 50 goals with only 34 expected is quite remarkable (thx Simon, Jamal and Mergim) Only conceding 38 despite xGa of 44 (could've been better but who cares now) Tactics I've read through some posts of @Pellegrini's Espresso Bar  and mixed them up together. The toughest decision was whether to use Regroup or not, because: - weaker teams tend to have fast striker → without regroup you concede counter - weaker teams tend to have weak technical attributes → without regroup you can intercept passes after losing possession - stronger teams will hold the ball after they get it → regroup to mark/zone passing options I have to work on this decision for the next season even further, I'm open for some advices here. The most effective instructions for my front 4: MARKING Both Strikers always have to mark the opponents Central Midfielder, in a 433 both cm, in a 523 both cm, in a 4231 both cm, in a 4213 both dm ... you get it. The team defends in an extreme compact formation. But the two IFs both have to man mark the opposition's Full Backs/Wing Backs, this prevents quick overlaps on the wings, making it harder to find spaces for crosses. Keep in mind, that man marking in a compact formation is very exhausting. Bakery Jatta and Khaled Narey are very good options to perform defensively. This leads to the downside of my tactics, as a promoted we are simply not the best to play tikitaka-esque in possession like Pellegrini's Villarreal and Malaga. But I think that, in the future seasons, we can develop the compact defense we have, in a possesion based defensive team.
  18. Make East Germany proud! Season 2021/22 Review To sum it up: We got promoted to second division in the first try! 3. Liga Review Key Players Key Youth Prospects Youth Intake
  19. Make East Germany proud! January Review 22 league games into the season I wanted to share my first results. Well, we're beating the expectations quite a lot, sitting in 2nd place 12 above the prediction. Big Part of the Success Youth Intake Preview Under 19s League Youth Prospects (feat. Braveheart)
  20. Make East Germany proud! Intro This is my first ever post in SI Games Forum, so please tell me if I there are any problems with my posts. After ending FM20 with an inofficial Youth Academy Challenge at Sint Truiden (Belgium), i decided to start this years FM with the set rules of this thread. As I'm living in former East Germany I decided to pick the promoted team from the Regionalliga Nordost (4th tier with mostly East German teams). I was hoping for any other team than FC Carl-Zeiss Jena, because I support their main rivals FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt. But why not trying to succeed with the most hated club while your local club is playing Oberliga (5th tier) and fighting against/with bankruptcy. So here I am, drinking coffee in Erfurt while managing Jena from 50km away. History The Manager Club Profile Facilities Finances The Players Key Players The Prospects
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