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    Sunny Sussex by the Sea PSN: georgecollis93

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  1. Collzy

    OTF/FF World Cup 2018 Sweepstake

    Top man
  2. Collzy

    OTF/FF World Cup 2018 Sweepstake

    Yeah I'll be up for this - can't send money until end of the month however, if that's an issue then someone can just have my spot.
  3. Collzy

    World Cup Predictor

    I ended up with semi's of France, Brazil, Germany and Spain, with a Brazil v Germany final, with Germany winning it again. England to go out in round of 16 to Colombia.
  4. Collzy

    2018 World Cup squads

    Germany's goalkeepers (and squad tbf) is just ridiculous, each of their expected 3 keepers is better than England's 1st choice. Not been keeping up to date with Serie A really or know much about Brazil these days, but why no Alex Sandro in Brazil squad? Injured or just not liked? I think I'd prefer him to Filipe Luis.
  5. Arthur? (Gremio) Seems to be popular in here.
  6. Pretty tough Champions League group though; Dortmund, Zenit and Inter Milan.
  7. So first season done, League and Europa League won Transfer Window done - wholesale changes! Signing youth, like I always do, but trying to sign young English (or British) talent for outgoing replacements. Problem is, they're usually very expensive, so I have actually promoted a couple of our own youth. Squad going into second season is; Donnarumma, Rajkovic, Cech, Bellerin, Alexander-Arnold, Tierney, Aarón, Koscielny, de Ligt, de Vrij, Chambers, Holding, Stark, T. Davies, Ozil, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Cazorla, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Asensio, Nelson, Nketiah, Iwobi. Cazorla and Cech being kept around for now for tutoring. So only 2 English lads bought (and 1 Scottish), but also 3 promoted from within, along with the purchases of De Ligt, Aarón and Donnarumma AND clearling a ton off the wage bill. Overall successful window. Squad age of 24 (or 23.79) - probably being raised by Cech and Cazorla. So really, my squad for the foreseeable is pretty much sorted I'll mainly sign Newgens and replace any potential outgoings (so Aubameyang at the end of the season possibly) with more developed (but still young) players. If they're English, even better, Rashford would be amazing.
  8. Asensio was transfer listed by RM for £29m. Don't think I even need him but bought him anyway, far too good a player with room for growth to not take at that price.
  9. I finally started my first FM save of the year - as always, first save with Arsenal. Sold Xhaka and Ospina. Bought De Vrij and some young GK CB and RB all on the cheap. Holding gone out on loan to West Brom. Lost to Chelsea in Community Shield on Penalties - won first 3 league games against Huddersfield (a), Watford (h), Man City (a).
  10. Thanks @yugular Speaking of job hunting, it didn't take me long to land a new one.. I am the new manager of Guangzhou Evergrande! I'm delighted with this, being one of the bigger teams in China I'm hoping that I can get Asia done pretty quickly. Their manager was sacked after finishing 4th in the Chinese Superleague. They have a very strong squad with players like Zeca, Jackson Martinez and Paulinho, including a tidy £35m transfer budget. I have the African Championship of Nations coming soon too, I know it doesn't count towards the challenge, but I would like to put in a strong showing to avoid the sack!
  11. 2019/2020 Season Review Well, the season isn't actually over, but my time here is. We finished our trophy collection in Africa winning the 2 remaining trophies missing from Mthatha Bucks' cabinet. We won the MTN 8 Cup (yay?), but most importantly, we got the victory in the Champions League I was desperately looking for. Due to losing some players on free transfers, I had to drastically change my style which worked so successfully in the domestic league, especially against unknown opposition. Luckily, we played more familiar opposition in Ajax CT in the final, who we had already played 3 times before this, twice in the MTN 8 and once in the league, so I knew what to expect. We came through relatively easily and I'm delighted to say that Africa is checked off the list MTN 8 Cup I won't go into huge detail, but we won the one remaining domestic cup trophy we hadn't yet, although I wasn't that bothered by it, a trophy is a trophy. The game in the final against the usual enemy Kaizer Chiefs was a cracker however. Fixtures/Results African Champions League The big one. It started off really well, smashing everything in our way, including a HUGE 8-1 victory away to Al-Alhy, until as mentioned above, we had a revamp of the squad, which meant I had a lot of players no longer with the club, or unavailable due to not being registered, so I had to use some of our lesser players, and took a more counter-attacking approach. As you can see from the fixtures, it worked, and we won based on having a mean defence, not something I'd normally associate this side with and in the process ended up setting a record for the most clean sheets in the competition's history. I was glad to play Ajax CT in the final however, as we'd already beaten them 3 times this season prior to it Fixtures/Results Fixtures/Results continued Conclusion What next? Well, I'll probably resign now. The Chinese season is pretty much finished, so I may make that my next destination, in pretty good timing too. The Guangzhou Evergrande manger's position is "Very Insecure" and the Jiangsu manger's position is "Under Review", whether I'm classed as good enough for either of those sides is a different matter. It's been a blast with Mthatha Bucks, building them as a force in South Africa, as well as leaving them a tidy £5m in the bank, with a new stadium on the way, and a whole bunch of fantastic youth prospects, hopefully they can continue on without me. Will do a quick post again once I have a new job Season Team Position Notes and Achievements 16/17 Mthatha Bucks 3rd Promoted to ABSA Premiership. Was only in charge for 4 league games and the playoffs. 17/18 Mthatha Bucks 1st Winners of ABSA Premiership. Semi-final of Nedbank Cup. African CL qualification. 18/19 Mthatha Bucks 1st Winners of ABSA Premiership, winners of Nedbank Cup, winners of Telkom Knockout cup, group stage of African CL. New manager of Algeria. 19/20 Mthatha Bucks n/a Winners of MTN 8 Cup, winners of African Champions League, resigned shortly after. Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues - (Mthatha Bucks, SA 2018) 1/10 domestic cups - (Mthatha Bucks, Nedbank Cup, 2019) 1/5 club continental championships (African CL, Mthatha Bucks, 2019) 0/1 club world championship International 0/5 continental tournaments 0/2 world tournaments
  12. @darren1983 Great to have you back mate Shame you lost your old save but I look forward to more updates from you. Interestingly I was rejected by Thanda Royal Zulu when I was unemployed at the start, in hindsight, I'm not too bothered
  13. I've edited my post above with my most recent season update
  14. 2018/2019 Season Review League Dominance. We absolutely walked the league, a vast improvement on last year, mainly down to our away form improving hugely. We lost just the once all season, but the the thing I found most impressive was we won every home game, we really turned it into a fortress and made some of the "better" teams in the league look amateur. I didn't improve the squad an awful lot, mainly bought in a GK for the first team and the rest were squad options, but all the youngsters from the previous season were all a year older, had developed well, and really took to the challenge and propelled us to a higher level than the previous season. My top scorer with a superb 30 goals in all comp was a 17 year old who we got from our youth intake the previous season. League Table Fixtures/Results Nedbank Cup We also went that one stage further this year, managing to win the domestic cup of South Africa, getting our revenge against Kaizer Chiefs from the previous seasons final. It was a relatively simple run, with only our local rivals Chippa Utd giving us a problem on the way, a game which went to a nervy penalty shootout. The team held their nerve though and went on to win the competition, another trophy for the cabinet. Fixtures/Results Telkom Knockout Cup At the time I couldn't remember if this counted towards the challenge, so I wasn't entirely bothered about if we won this. In hindsight it did count, but then didn't matter as we won the Nedbank Cup anyway. Regardless, we won it. I used this competition to give gametime to my "Second Team" and again it was relatively simple, however I suppose we were rather lucky in all our games, except the final, being at home, where we were invincible. Fixtures/Results MTN 8 Cup This really was a trophy I didn't care about, I used my second team in every game to give them gametime and if we won it, great, if we didn't, oh well. It was the only trophy we didn't win this season however, losing in the final to Wits, who seemed to get the better of us more than any other team in the league. It wasn't the best run, we only won one game, but it was early in the season and I don't think the team were quite in full flow by then. Alas, it's not going to be giving me sleepless nights not winning this. Fixtures/Results Conclusion Well it seems we're now the team to beat in South Africa, making a clean sweep of all the major trophies in South Africa and winning a "tremendous treble". How can we improve? Well, we probably can't. I have some players leaving on frees as they want too much for a new contract, who's replacements I have already sorted out, however this could effect me in the Continental Competition, which has started very well for us, we're currently in the group stage. I was finally granted permission to do some coaching badges, finishing my National C Licence, and currently learning my National B Licence. The board also announced plans to build a new stadium, which due to our recent success, could be afforded straight from our own cash reserves without the need for a loan, which I thought was fanatastic, it increases our capacity by an extra 8000 or so fans. How close we will be to selling out though I don't know. Also, I got my first international job! I am now the manager of Algeria as you can probably see in the screenshots above, they did awfully in the ACON, I applied, and they offered me a job immediately. The squad is a lot weaker than I expected though, so I will have a hard time having success with them I feel, but then, stranger things have happened. I will obviously have to stay here until African Champions League is over at least, but I am just about ready to leave, so hopefully we can win it and I can move on to Asia. Keep up the good work everyone Season Team Position Notes and Achievements 16/17 Mthatha Bucks 3rd Promoted to ABSA Premiership. Was only in charge for 4 league games and the playoffs. 17/18 Mthatha Bucks 1st Winners of ABSA Premiership. Semi-final of Nedbank Cup. African CL qualification. 18/19 Mthatha Bucks 1st Winners of ABSA Premiership, winners of Nedbank Cup, winners of Telkom Knockout cup, group stage of African CL. New manager of Algeria. Challenge Progress Club 1/10 top domestic leagues - (Mthatha Bucks, SA 2018) 1/10 domestic cups - (Mthatha Bucks, Nedbank Cup, 2019) 0/5 club continental championships 0/1 club world championship International 0/5 continental tournaments 0/2 world tournaments
  15. I've been away this week on holiday but I'm back home now and will post another update once this season has finished. It seems to have started very well Well done to everyone on their progress!
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