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  1. Right, so here we go again. After reloading a few times, I just went with Cacereño. It's the only one just promoted who had a decent amount of players in their squad. Of course, half of them are 18 and under, so they're not that good, but we do have the numbers and that apparently had to be enough. The catch for having a full squad? They ask me to finish 12th. The other catch? Four out of the 11 over 18 years old want to go to a bigger club. The third catch? The entire squad has a contract til next summer. Which means the best player will want to go to a bigger club and not renew their contracts. Anyway, here we go. Info Info 2 Manager Squad
  2. I got sacked from Castellon, we were one point below avoiding relegation with four matches to go but the board wasn't happy. I'll holiday two months and grab another recently promoted team. Oh well.
  3. C.D. Castellon SAD Background Information Facilities Manager Profile Squad 1 Squad 2 Best player So, I have tried this challenge before, with FM11 and 12, in both occasions with Zamora, as well as another stint with FM12 later on with Castellon. In all three instances I got to the first division, Zamora even getting me to the Europa League but litle else. I plan on making it to the Champions League this time around, at least. We'll see. Anyway, I really struggled to find a recently promoted Spanish club with enough players for a full squad, so I had to go with Castellon again. As you can see we have plenty of players, and that'll ensure we have a big enough squad to at least not have to worry about injuries and such. Our best player Ruben Suarez, even though he is 37, has great skill and we hope he'll stay fit for year or two more. PS--I am from Vila-real and a huge Villarreal fan since I was 5, so that will make this challenge more, erm, interesting. My uncle did play for Castellon (and Villareal too) in the 70s so it's not like I hate Castellon anyway (our rivalry is more local than a hateful one). On we go! T24
  4. So weird to find another Oklahoman around here!!! Can't wait to try the update!
  5. Villarreal just went from Division 2 to finishing 6th in two years, yet the Bruno, Asenjo, Mario (just played for Spain), Trigueros, Denis Suarez...we have an amazing team yet I'm sure Villarreal in FM16 will look just like Villarreal did in FM15. Oh well.
  6. As a take on FM15 and its subtleties and frustrating changes of pace through the season, I'm trying things with my hometown team--Villarreal FC. We have never won a title. We have never even gotten to a final. But we do play with a very attractive style of football, signing talented, young players to develop and sell for more money, or just to keep at the club and watch turn into superstars (like Bruno). My idea is to follow that trend and try to get some silverware to Vila-real! The squad is very decent, but we do need to address the fact that we have too many players who are not in my school of thoughts. Dos Santos (lack of teamwork completely disengaged at times), Uche (on its way down) and others need to leave space for younger, more talented and team-driven players. Players Out: - G. Dos Santos - to Liverpool for 11m - Uche - To Benfica for 1m Players In Due to not being able to find the right players, the Europa League rounds starting very soon and not wanting to wait until the last day to sign them, we went ahead with three loans: - Rafinha from Barcelona - Munir also from Barcelona - Kike Sola from Athletic Squad Season goals - Get past the group stages in the Europa League - Push for Top 6 in La Liga - Semifinals of the Copa del Rey - Score as many goals as possible
  7. Castellon SAD - 17/18 Season - Year 3 Our third year in Castellon was a breakthrough one. Even though we did not achieve promotion, we were one of the top teams in the league and made it to the playoffs with four YPs in the starting eleven, which is cool. We are notorious for finishing the season poorly, and even though we spent several weeks 3rd and 4th, we came to the last match in 5th, hoping we could win and Hercules lose at home to get that last spot. Incredibly enough Hercules lost at home 0-1, so we got it. In the playoffs, we beat Jaen by an overall score of 2-1, but Orihuela, 1st in their group, beat us at home 0-2 and it all ended. We bat them 1-2 in the second leg but it wasn't enough. The good news? The youth products are making a name for themselves. Xavi Vergell is now the starting GK so much so that Salva was sold to Deportivo, Miranda finished the season starting on midfield next to Lois, and Castillo as right back and Neminho in the left mid are pretty much crucial for us these days. The bad news? Our finances are now in the red, as we're around 1m in debt. Oh well. Table - Stats 1 - Stats 2 - Transfers - Finances Youth - Class of YP03 Costa - DR DL -Decent and, most importantly, defender who can play in both sides of the defense. Juan Carlos- ST - Doesn't have much going on but he's young, fast, and we need strikers. Mateo - MC- Midfielder with really good passing to be 15. Nesto - CB - Another not great player, but he's almost 190cm and he's 16. Could be good. Carlos Sendra - GK - Our promising goalkeeper tradition continues. ___________ Year 3 Summary - Great year, close to promotion but we weren't ready. Goals Year 4 - Repeat playoffs, and maybe play against a La Liga team in the Spanish Cup? T24
  8. Castellon SAD - 16/17 Season - Year 2 Second year in Castellon, the idea was to consolidate, and that we did--and beyond. We started okayish, and finished the second half of the season in a spectacular way, occupying playoff positions for a full 3-4 weeks before losing it in the last week. Not like we wanted to get promoted so early anyway (we'd gt KILLED in the 2nd division) so making it to 5th place was great. The first year's youth products did amazingly well. GK Vergell started as third choice and after two months was the starting one--and he ain't coming down. 36 goals conceded in 29 matches at 16 years of age. Neminho was AMAZING. Second goalscorer for the team and third assistant, and that's only starting 25 matches. We weren't planning on starting him so much, but a couple of injuries forced me to put him in and boy, he did not disappoint. Amazing technique and awareness to be in the right place at the right time, even scoring from set pieces a couple of times. In terms of the finances, we're almost in the red, specially after investing an odd 1m in youth facilities. We're going downhill in this aspect but there's little we can do. Table - Stats 1 - Stats 2 - Transfers - Finances Youth - Class of YP02 Miranda - CM - This guy looks very promising. I'm having our key playmaker Lois tutoring and let's see what happens. Great physical stats, too. Castillo - DR - He's much better than the first prospect we were playing, so he jumped directly into the starting 11. Iosu Fernandez - GK - Yet another promising goalkeeper, which means we'll be having him as third choice and get rid of one o the non-youth ones. Diego Peso - CB - We needed a CB and this guy comes to help. Good stats for how young he is. Hoping he develops as a third CB choice. ___________ Year 2 Summary - Wonderful follow up to the first year, things are looking up. Goals Year 3 - I really don't want a premature promotion but fighting in the playoffs would be fun. T24
  9. You mean the clubs? I use FMSITE's pack and they work great really.
  10. Castellon SAD - 14/15 Season - Year 1 Our first year in charge at Castellon developed pretty well. We managed to stay in the middle of the pack for most of the season, which even though was what the board expected, still meant they were in love with me and offered me a second contract until next season. Besides a dreaded slump in January, we were pretty consistent. For Castellon's fans, beating Villarreal B in the 36 weeks to send them to the Third Division I'm sure felt pretty great. Table - Stats 1 - Stats 2 - Transfers - Finances We have a pretty young team, and the likes of Salva, Lois and Monterde are enough to keep us in the Spanish third tier. Now let's hope the youth products start trickling in and we can do a bit more. We don't really have a great striker so we'll have to make do. Youth - Class of YP01 Carlitos - DR - PRetty decent right back in a few years I think. With nothing in play, I started him the last month of the season and he did not disappoint. Contreras - ST - Decent, nice speed and some mental stats, still needs to develop lots. Isma - RM/RL - Very dynamic, but still very young. I just brought him up to make squad. Neminho - AML - The star of this year's youth products. He started in his first matched and scored two goals. Lots of talent and he's Brazilian on top of everything!!! Expecting great things from this 15 year old. Vergell - GK - Young third GK. ___________ Year 1 Summary - Great first year, and now we build. Goals Year 2 - Keep mid table if possible, star Neminho and give other YP as many minutes as possible. T24
  11. The funny thing about the takeover is that I thought it would mean upgrading my "normal" youth facilities, I get told by Florentino that we just don't have the money. Looking at the projections for the next three years, it looks like we'll go from 2m euro in the bank to in the red by spending money fore nothing. Having a 16k stadium in Segunda B is expensive :/ T24 Edit: I leveraged my "untouchable" status (76% board confidence) to ask for a new contract since it ended in six months, and after trying to renegotiate their one year extension to two, they rejected any negotiations and now I'm wondering what's going to happen. Between this and Florentino being my boss (I don't want this guy to start signing players for me) I wonder if I'd be better off starting somewhere else. I'll tough it out this year and see what happens.
  12. Well, this is akward... The takeover has been finalized and we have our new owner. It's Florentino Perez. I think I'm in trouble. This happened after Real Madrid legend Emilio Butragueño took over Real and Florentino stepped down. Apparently he thought Castellon would be the nest natural step in his investing career (sure) so here he is. He's put an odd 1.5m in the bank so now we have 2m, which is nice, but he's also let me know that he's thinking whether to fire me or not. Castellon's 6th place after 14 matches and my great wages management has my job security as "Untouchable," so we'll see if it really is. I'll keep you updated. T24 Edit: AAAND I'm safe!!! Florentino said he was impresed with the support by players and fans in such a short stint at the club so I'm staying for a bit Florentino and I to infinity and beyond!!!
  13. Uhm what do I do if this ends up coming across??