karax268

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  1. LL, I'm trying to create tactics based on your ideas. is the post you had for FM16 also aplicable to 17? Also, is there a general rule you use to decide upon closing down, width and tempo etc?
  2. Ballena Shizuoka 2018 Season My main goal this season was to win one, preferably both, of the cups to progress in the challenge. Retaining the League was second and after that a good showing in the Asian CL. Super Cup: We won it fairly easily in the end. Emperors cup: Overconfidence cost us this match. I rotated the squad and we were beated by lower league opposition League cup: Victory! We did it. none of the games were really good on our side but we managed to sneak to the final where we beat Sakai FC to net me my first cup throphy of my carreer. In the semis we met Hiroshima for the thirs time in a row in a Semi final. J-League: From the start the race was between us and Hachioji Tigre. A mixture of injuries, suspensions and general bad form saw us lose the race after the mid-season break. Asian Championsleague: We did reasonably well in the group stages but lost out to a slightly better Pohang in the first KO-round Next season: My contract runs out at the end of this season and with the cup win in the bag I won't be renewing it. Montenegro 2018 I took over in the summer. I can't possibly expect to win anything with this team but hopefully this job gives me a leg-up to a better job. Meanwhile though, we played the International League. We played well enough to not get relegated, but just by a bit. Next year we start qualification for euro 2020 CLUB Season | Club |League pos. | Continental qual.| Cont. achievements | Trophies won | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016 | Veitongo | 1st | Yes | 2nd in group stage | League Title | 2017 | Ballena Shizuoka | 1st | Yes | N/A | League Title | 2018 | Ballena Shizuoka | 2nd | Yes | Knocked out in 2nd round | League cup/super cup | INTERNATIONAL Season | Team | Tourn. qual.| World ranking| Trophies won| ----------------------------------------------------------- 2016 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | 2017 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | 2018 | Montenegro | N/A | 88 | N/A | TROPHIES WON League titles 1/3 Oceania 0/3 Africa 1/3 Asia 0/3 N-America 0/3 S-America 0/3 Europe 0/7 Other league 1/25 Domestic Cups (1 country) 0/9 Continental Club Trophies 0/1 Worldwide Club Trophies 0/7 Continental International Trophies
  3. Ballena Shizuoka Mid-season report I'm halfway through the season now, currently watching the 2018 World cup unfold. We started well, winning the Super cup 4-0 against Tokyo metro feliz. The Champions league started great. We won our first three games, meaning only one more win would sent us through. We did won one more time against Gia Lai (who ended up with 0) more but lost the other two. In the second round we were up against Pohang. We edged a home victory in the first leg but gave up two away goals. When they scored quickly in the second leg I thought we had had it. But although they were better they didn't score more in the first half. A draw would sent us through. We scored in the 80th minute. Surely we could hang on. No, it wasn't to be. five minutes later they scored the 2-1 and it was over. Looking back, we played well in the competition but have some catching up to do with the bigger clubs. http:// In other news I've landed my first NT job: Montenegro Hopefully I can gain some experience here before moving on to bigger nations
  4. I've just noticed that the history pages in my save don't update. Maybe because I'm in Japan? I've heard Japan can bw buggy at times. Is this a problem for the challenge?
  5. After aplying for jobs the entire off season without result I prepared myself for another season at Veitongo. However as the first match drew nearer I was invited to an interview with Ballena Shizuoka. They were joint first in the J-league. I attended but didn't expect to get the job. However: Van Leeuwen takes charge at Ballena Shizuoka My first game in charge was in the league cup. We needed just a draw to qualify from the group stage to the main KO stages. And a draw was what we delivered. The last group match didn't matter anymore and we lost it. We mirrored these results in the League. After getting only one point in two matches we were down to third. At that point we went into a midseason break. I used it to familiarize the team with my tactics through some friendlies. We performed much better after the restart. The League Cup http:// The Quarter final proved no problem. We could even rest the first team for the second leg after a 5-1 win in the first. The semi final was epic. FC Hiroshima matched us play for play on two very open games. Each could easily have ended with many more goals. We edged the contest with a 7-6 aggregate score. In the final we met Yamaga. As open as the Semi final was so tight was the final. neither team could threathen during regular play. Penalties were inevevitable. They took theirs better and send us home heartbroken. There was no time to mope around though as we entered the deciding phase of the League. J-League http:// Champions! It was a tense battle between us and Sakai FC for most of it. Hiroshima threathened briefly but couldn't hold on. After the mid-season break we started strong, quickly regaining the top spot. We could't build a large lead though. As the season progressed our form started to dip and at several points we were overtaken. Each time we fought back. In the end we needed a win in the last game or a loss from Sakai. Our games started at the same time and they quickly scored two, putting maximum pressure on my team. We didn't bring our A-game and struggled through the match. Just before half time we finaly opened the score. The entire second half we were under presure from the oppostion. The defense held and around the 80 minute mark we scored our second, all but securing the match. Indeed, the final ten minutes were uneventfull. We had won. We were champions! Emperor's cup http:// The season wasn't over though. We still had to play the emperor's cup. I really wanted a cup win after our penalties loss in the league cup. It wasn't to be. We met minimal opposition untill the Semis. We again met Hiroshima. The goals didn't come as easily this time. A late goal send them to final. Next season I'm under contract untill the end of next season. I have no intention this time to move early. I want to take a shot at the Asian champions league and I want to win at least one of the cups. retaining the league would be awesome but not more than a bonus. CLUB Season | Club |League pos. | Continental qual.| Cont. achievements| Trophies won | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016 | Veitongo | 1st | Yes | 2nd in group stage| League Title | 2016 | Ballena Shizuoka | 1st | Yes | N/A | League Title | INTERNATIONAL Season | Team | Tourn. qual.| World ranking| Trophies won| ----------------------------------------------------------- 2016 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | 2017 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | TROPHIES WON League titles 1/3 Oceania 0/3 Africa 1/3 Asia 0/3 N-America 0/3 S-America 0/3 Europe 0/7 Other league 0/25 Domestic Cups 0/9 Continental Club Trophies 0/1 Worldwide Club Trophies 0/7 Continental International Trophies 0/3 Worldwide International Trophies
  6. Good luck in guatemala mr_Demus! I have the same problem in Oceania. most teams are mostly filled with grey players. At least it's a level playing field
  7. I admit that was part of the reason for going there. Starting at the bottom and moving my way to the very top. Though break on the sacking, it did seem a bit harsh.
  8. So here goes. Meet Markus van Leeuwen: link A 20 year old Dutchman on the cusp of what will ( hopefully) be a great carreer. I Applied to several teams in the Oceania region and after several interviews ended up at Veitongo, who play in the Tongan National League. The team had played two matches of the 12 match competition when I joined them and had won both of them. I dind't continue that great start. 3 draws followed by a loss saw me back in third place. A change in tactic brought the troops in line and we went on a winning streak. With one match to go we secured my first piece of Silverware. At that point I started looking for interesting jobs elsewhere, but nothing came up. So late january I entered the O league http:// We did as well as could be expected. coming second in the prelimenary round was enough to see us through to the main stages but not enough to advance to the semis. We beat two of our group but were outclassed by eventual champions Wellington. I've advanced time to the beginning of the next season, meanwhile looking for a new job. Nothing came of it except an interview with an egyptian team who decided to go with someone else. So it seems another season with Veitongo is on the cards CLUB Season | Club |League pos. | Continental qual.| Cont. achievements| Trophies won | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2016 | Veitongo | 1st | Yes | 2nd in group stage| League Title | INTERNATIONAL Season | Team | Tourn. qual.| World ranking| Trophies won| ----------------------------------------------------------- 2016 | N/A | N/A | N/A | N/A | TROPHIES WON League titles 1/3 Oceania 0/3 Africa 0/3 Asia 0/3 N-America 0/3 S-America 0/3 Europe 0/7 Other leagues 0/25 Domestic Cups 0/9 Continental Club Trophies 0/1 Worldwide Club Trophies 0/7 Continental International Trophies 0/3 Worldwide International Trophies
  9. I'm doing this challenge to see if I can rekindle some of my passion for FM. I've finished my first season and will post an update this evening when I'm home. I was wondering though how the regional leagues in Brazil are counted. Do they count as a League or Cup competition?
  10. loved these sets in previous editions.
  11. I love this. I've wanted some randomness into the game for a while and this delivers. At least in the UK. What I don't understand is that there doesn't apear to be anything to toggle it on or off. It should really be an option a the start of the game.
  12. I started this challenge when FM 16 came out but abandoned it after a few crash dumps. Haven't played much this year, but recently got back into it and I'm ready to try this again. Setup So let's meet the manager. Meet Dutchman Piet Hein. He's just 20 years old and ready to take on the world. Let's hope he can get the silverware he needs to become the ultimate football manager. So on to the job centre. Cameroon U-23 While most clubs laughed away my application there were several U-23 nat sides that were interested in my services. After some consideration I chose Cameroon. The first order of business was a tie against the DR Congo. The winner would qualify for the U-23 cup of nations. My first game in charge was successful as we won 3-2. We did get 2 away goals against, so the tie was far from done. We finished it at their place though, beating them again, this time 2-0. On to the U-23 cup of nations We were drawn in a group with South Africa, Senegal and Tunisia The first match was a bore 0-0 against Tunisia. The next game we won comfortable with 3-0 against Senegal This meant a draw would be enough to advance to the next round, and for a long time it looked like that would indeed happen but deep in injury time my team finally broke through the South African defense and slotted home the 1-0. We go to the Semifinal as group winners. There we played Nigeria. For an hour we absolutely demolished them going up 4-0, then we collapsed letting in 3 and they had good chances for their fourth but we managed to hang on. So there I was, only a few months into my career and in my first final. Ivory Coast was our opponent that day and they didn't put up the fight Nigeria was capable of: 4-1 We are the U-23 cup of nations Champs I know it counts for nothing for the challenge, but it still feels good. I assume Cameroon U-23 qualified for the Olympics with this result and I would really like to manage them there, unfortunately due to the nature of U-23 teams I was released soon after the tournament. I will reapply when the job comes up again. While we played the U-23 cup of nations I finally got some interviews at clubs. Dover was the first to offer me a contract and I accepted. They are currently in midtable. I'm hoping to get into the top half. We are already out of the FA cup but the FA trophy has yet to begin. There are some quality players here but we're a bit weak in midfield. I'll adress that in the upcoming transfer window. International 2015 U-23 Cameroon U-23 cup of nation winners Club 0/10 top domestic leagues 0/10 domestic cups 0/5 club continental championships 0/1 club world championship International 0/5 continental tournaments 0/2 world tournaments as a note, I set myself the additional goals of winning the olympics and the Oceania Nations cup. I won't put them in the list but it might explain some of the choices I make during the save
  13. I got a crash dump too. I simulated a season but cant get past 31may. I have no other database running with this. Any solution? I really like the setup