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  1. Only Bundesliga 1&2 teams plus the winners of the regional leagues qualify for the German Cup.
  2. I found the 17yo thing very odd to work with in FM14. At some points I had players under the age restriction playing and others couldn't.
  3. The loss of Wim van der Hoogenband was probably instrumental in us losing out to PSG and I instandly regretted playing him in that ULC game where he got injured. Although, even though he missed out on the 2 legs of the semi final and therefore missed a chance he could have also played the final. He still took out the Champions League Golden Boot and earned a spot in the champions League Dream Team.
  4. 2026 April\May Arsenal (2) 1-2 (6) HK (08.04.26 Champions League Quarter Final Leg 2) HK through to Semi Final after comfortable win Goals: Hlynur Jónnson (2); Wim van den Hoogenband (90 +1). PoM: Christian Fleßers (Tackles Completed 100%, Passes Completed 59%, Rating 9.00) HK 3-1 Fylkir (11.04.26 Icelandic Upper League Cup Group B) van den Hoogenband injury sours HK manager’s Birthday Celebrations. Goals: Guðmundur Björnsson (1, 8); Wim van den Hoogenband (22) PoM: Guðmundur Björnsson (2 Goals, Rating 9.00) Milestones: Marek Martaus made career debut; Zidane made his 150th career appearance for HK. Attendance: 8,252 HK 4-0 Afturelding (16.04.26 Icelandic Upper League Cup Quarter Final) Goals: Guðmundur Björnsson (3, 13); Javier González (24); Igor Tyurin (66) PoM: Guðmundur Björnsson (2 Goals, 1 Assist, Rating 9.40) Attendance: 13,312 HK 5-1 KR (19.04.26 Icelandic Upper League Cup Semi Final) Goals: Ibrahim Janssen (6, 14); Hlynur Jónnson (37); Marek Martaus (67, 89). PoM: Hlynur Jónnson (1 Goal, 2 Assists, Rating 9.30) Milestones: Marek Martaus scores first competitive goal for HK Attendance: 15,182 HK 1-2 PSG (21.04.26 Champions League Semi Final Leg 1) Late strike sinks HK Goals: Vincent Lescure (73). Attendance: 15,250 FH 0-10 HK (25.04.26 Icelandic Upper League Cup Final) FH flounder in final Goals: Andy Steadman (11); Christopher Maier (22); Zidane (23); Javier González (32, 44, 46); Guðmundur Björnsson (52, 66); Ibrahim Janssen (85, 90+1) PoM Javier González (3 Goals, Rating 9.60) Milestones: HK now have most ULC wins with 8 Attendance: 13,541 PSG 0-1 HK (29.04.26 Champions League Semi Final Leg 2) Lescure strike not enough to secure final berth Goals: Vincent Lescure (82) PoM: Andy Steadman (Passes Completed 75%, Tackles completed 100% Rating 9.00) HK 4-2 Stjarnan (09.05.26 Icelandic Champions Cup) HK seal ninth successive Icelandic Champions Cup Goals: Vincent Lescure (20, 67); Hlynur Jónnson (pen 29); Javier González (30). PoM: Guðmundur Björnsson (1 Assist, Rating 8.80) Milestones: Hlynur Jónnson scores 50th goal for HK, HK now have most ICC wins with 9 ÍVB 0-4 HK (12.05.26 Icelandic Premier Division) HK Four to the Floor In League Opener Goals: Guðmundur Björnsson (13, 88), Igor Tyurin (33); Hlynur Jónnson (34) PoM: Guðmundur Björnsson (2 goals, 1 Assist, Rating 9.30) Milestones: Hlynur Jónnson made his 150th career appearance for HK HK 3-0 Keflavík (17.05.26 Icelandic Premier Division) Goals: Vincent Lescure (29); Oscar Ståhl (31); Andy Steadman (52). PoM: Andy Steadman (1 Goal, Rating 9.00) Milestones: Vincent Lescure made his 125th career appearance for HK; Vincent Lescure made his 50th league appearance for HK; Andy Steadman scored his first career League goal for HK; Christopher Maier made his 75th league appearance for HK. Attendance: 12,291 FH 0-6 HK (21.05.26 Icelandic Premier Division) Björnsson and Lescure’s milestones propel HK to victory Goals: Guðmundur Björnsson (6, 48, pen 55); Wim van den Hoogenband (11); Vincent Lescure (36, 80) PoM: Guðmundur Björnsson (3 goals, 1 Assist, Rating 9.70) Milestones: Guðmundur Björnsson scored his 50th career league goal for HK; Vincent Lescure scored his 50th career league goal for HK Haukar 2-4 HK (26.05.26 Icelandic Cup Third Round) Rotated squad too strong for Haukar Goals: Vincent lesecure (13); Javier González (38, 90+1); Zidane (87). PoM: Javier González (2 Goals, 1 Assist, Rating 9.10). HK 6-0 KR (31.05.26 Icelandic Premier Division) HK have sixappeal Goals: Vincent Lescure (1, 50); Zidane (13); Christian Fleßers (28, 35); Vladimir Kalas (58). PoM: Vincent Lescure (2 goals, Rating 9.40)
  5. 2026 Feburary\March Fjarðabyggð 0-8 HK (14.02.26 Icelandic Upper League Cup Group B) Fjarðabyggð frozen out in Upper League Cup opener. Goals: Vincent Lescure (2, 25, 64); Wim van den Hoogenband (19, 80); Oscar Ståhl (32); Hlynur Jónnson (45); Guðmundur Björnsson (57). PoM: Vincent Lescure (3 goals, 2 assists 9.80) Milestones: Guðmundur Björnsson scores 100th goal for HK HK 4-1 Víkingur Reykjavík (21.02.26 Icelandic Upper League Cup Group B) Ferrero fires HK To Comfortable Victory. Goals: Ricardo Ferrero (12, 20, 89): Ioannis Bertos (35) PoM: Ricardo Ferrero (3 goals, Rating 9.50) Milestones: Riccardo Ferrero made his 25th career appearance for HK Attendance: 11,637 HK 3-1 Juventus (24.02.26 Champions League first knockout Round Leg 1) Visser Injury Mars Victory Torn hamstring to HK Central Defender, Dennis Visser took the gloss of an otherwise entertaining victory for Icelandic champions HK. French Striker Vincent Lescure who famously put four past Barcelona at Camp Nou in the same stage last season, opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Receiving a pass from Hlynur Jónsson in the box before turning and placing a shot into the bottom right corner of the goal. Christian Fleßers was helped from the field after 37 minutes, suffering a knock going into a tackle and replaced by Dennis Visser whom would also be helped from the field just before half time. Juventus Argentine midfielder, Federico De Zan, pulled the Turin giants back into the game with a fantastic strike from the edge of the area. They continued to pile on the pressure until the 71st minute when Jónsson drilled his freekick into the Juventus wall only for it to bounce back to him, then picked out an unmarked Wim van den Hoogenband who powered a show unto the bottom right hand corner. Nine minutes later the Juventus keeper was beaten for a third time in the bottom right hand corner when a cross was cleared only as far as Jónsson at the edge of the box who rifled in his shot. Goals: Vincent Lescure (11); Wim van den Hoogenband (71); Hlynur Jónsson (80) PoM: Hlynur Jónsson (1 goal, 2 Assists Rating 9.00) Milestones: Oscar Ståhl made his 100th career appearance for HK; Igor Tyurin made his 50th career appearance for HK Attendance: 15,250 Valur 0-2 HK (28.02.26 Icelandic Upper League Cup Group B) Smith Strikes Separate teams Goals: Paul Smith (18, 74) PoM: Paul Smith (2 Goals, Rating 8.80) HK 5-0 ÍR (7.03.26 Icelandic Upper League Cup Group B) HK High Five ÍR Goals: Hlynur Jónsson (Pen 10, 79); Igor Tyurin (12, 71); Vincent Lescure (40) PoM Igor Tyurin (2 Goals, Rating 9.40) Milestones: Wim van den Hoogenband made his 25th career appearance for HK Attendance: 8,628 Keflavík 0-2 HK (14.03.26 Icelandic Upper League Cup Group B) Ferrero Fires HK into ULC Quarter Final. Goals: Ricardo Ferrero (25, 37) PoM: Ricardo Ferrero (2 Goals, Rating 8.80) Juventus (3) 2–2 (5) HK (18.03.26 Champions League first knockout Round Leg 2) Draw enough to see HK through to Champions League Quarter Final. A two all draw was enough to see the Icelandic Champions thought to the Quarter final. Scrambling defence and acrobatic saves from Serbian Keeper, Vanja Milinkovic Savic, kept a fired up Juventus at bay until the 86th minute but by then it was all over bar the shouting. Wim van den Hoogenband opened the scoring after 15 minutes slotting home after Maxym Koval parried Lescure’s shot into the Dutchman’s path. Vincent Lescure doubled the score, giving HK the away goals advantage, just after the hour mark. Chesting down a long range free kick from the HK keeper and slotting home past the Juventus keeper. Enes Ünal and Emre Can salvaged a draw for the Turin side but it wasn’t enough to see them overcome the first leg deficit and crash out of the competition 5-3. Goals: Wim van den Hoogenband (15); Vincent Lescure (65) HK 6-1 FH (28.03.26 Icelandic Upper League Cup Group B) FH hit for six Goals: Ioannis Bertos (8); Zidane (50, 55, 78); Gábor Németh (59, 90 +1) PoM: Zidane Milestones: Jóhann Friðrikson made competitive debut for HK; Gábor Németh made competitive debut for HK. Attendance: 8,320 HK 4-1 Arsenal (31.03.26 Champions League Quarter Final Leg 1) Wim van der Hoogenband shoots down Gunners A Masterclass from Wim van den Hoogenband warmed up a cold Icelandic night and put HK in the driving seat for the return leg at Emirates. Arsenal took the lead early as their right midfielder, Anthony Gammans, headed home an Andrew Robinson cross in the 17th minute. HK Hit back five minutes later as Björnsson found van den Hoogenband in the box to coolly finish into the bottom left hand corner. On the half hour mark Björnsson once again linked up with the Dutchman as he lost his marker and took the shot to the far right corner taking a deflection off the goalkeeper before going in. Five minutes before the break van den Hoogenband headed home a cross from Oscar Ståhl to double HK’s lead and complete his hattrick. van den Hoogenband finally put the game beyond doubt on the hour mark as Christopher Maier put a well weighted through ball into the box for the Dutchman to score his fourth of the night and twelfth of the Champions League campaign. Goals: Wim van den Hoogenband (22, 30, 41, 59) PoM: Wim van den Hoogenband (4 Goals, Rating 9.80) Milestones: Andy Steadman made his 25th career appearance for HK; Simon Barwick made his 25th career appearance for HK. Attendance: 15,250
  6. It's been a while since I loaded up this save and after some early hiccoughs with players wanting to leave for "bigger" teams (mostly English Championship sides. i.e Huddersfield poaching the leading goal scorer in the champions league at the end of the group stage for £750k). I finally got things running smoothly. I won't bore you with domestic details over the past few seasons, because it's become a bit pedestrian. Winning everything except for a sloppy Upper League Cup final. I did finally achieve my goal of going one better than my How far to Asgaard save and have won the Europa League. Just some highlight performances in Europe from where I left off, to where I wish to continue from. Europe 2021\22 2-2 Champions League group stage come from behind draw against Benfica in Lisbon. 3-2 Champions League group stage win at home against Benfica to put us into Europa League knockout stage. 3-1 Europa League first round knockout stage win against Porto in Porto. Europe 2022\23 1-0 Champions League group stages win over Juventus in Turin. Europe 2023\24 3-1 Europa League first round knockout stage win over Stuttgart at home. 5-1 Europa League second round knockout stage win over Real Betis in Sevilla. 3-1 Europa League first Quarterfinal win over Feyenoord at home. 3-2 Europa League Semi-final come from behind win over Ajax. 3-2 Europa League final win over Real Sociedad. Europe 2024\25 3-2 Champions League first round knockout stage win over Barcelona at home. 6-2 Champions League first round knockout stage win over Barcelona in Barcelona Europe 2025\26 3-0 Champions League group stage win over Real Madrid at Home.
  7. Damn minimum release clauses.
  8. He seems to be a really good international manager in this game. In my save he took England to a European Cup win in 2020.
  9. The horror period from November to end of January really killed you in the end :\ What do you feel you need to strengthen to achieve promotion?
  10. 2021 FH 0-4 HK (11.05.21 Icelandic Premier Division) Dotti Double Kicks Off HK Title Defence HK’s title defence started off at Kaplakriki and they showed early intent to continue their dominance in the league. Marcus Rashford got HK off to a flier scoring the opening goal after just 2 minutes, linking around his marker before slotting home past the keeper’s left hand. Hjörtur Hermannsson doubled the lead inside 10 minutes cleaning up a spilt save. Dotti added a third on 24 minutes, running on to a Maier through ball and calmly placing his shot inside the righthand upright. Dotti finished off proceedings 5 minutes from time after playing a lovely one two with Björnsson to get free inside the box and again placing the shot past the keepers left and into the top righthand corner. Goals: Marcus Rashford (2), Hjörtur Hermannsson (8), Diego Dotti ( 24, 85) PoM: Diego Dotti HK 4-0 ÍBV (16.05.21 Icelandic Premier Division) McMahon’s 50th Club Goal Hands HK easy Win. After an early setback, losing Þrándrson to a knock in the third minute, HK opened the scoring a minute later through McMahon, volleying a Björnsson cross from the six yard box. Good defending and poor shooting means that we finished the half only 1-0. A corner early in the second half to Brazilian Defender, Caçapa, scoring his first league goal for the club and doubling the lead. A poorly cleared corner saw Rashford charge onto a pass from Nuñez drilling his shot home from the top of the ‘D’. Nuñez turned provider again for the final goal, running to the edge of the box before setting up McMahon for his second of the game and 50th competitive goal for the club. ÍBV Manager was sacked later that evening. Goals: Simon McMahon (4, 72), Caçapa (49), Marcus Rashford (64) PoM: Simon McMahon Milestones: Simon McMahon 50th competitive goal for HK Breiðablik 0-7 HK (20.05.21 Icelandic Premier Division) McMahon leads HK to Seventh Heaven McMahon was once again in the goals as HK handed out a second consecutive thrashing to cross town rivals, Breiðablik, this time in the league. After the false start with McMahon’s 6th minute goal called back for offside, the first of our seven goals was finally put away. McMahon got the ball on the edge of the area from Iraci before turning and hitting a placed shot into the top right corner. Rashford doubled the lead just before the break, picking up a pass from Björnsson and powering into the area, beating the keeper from the corner of the six yard box with a powerful shot into the bottom right corner. With the score at 2-0 going into the break, some slight changes were made as Maier came on for Peternel, with Rashford shifting to the left and Maier taking the AMC role. We didn’t allow Breiðablik to settle after the break with McMahon completing his hat-trick within 6 minutes of the restart, first with an unmarked header from a Björnsson cross from the sideline, then with a turn and shoot from inside the ‘D’ into the top right corner. Just after the hour mark, Hjörtur Hermannsson slotted home a Rashford free kick inside the six yard box. Five minutes later McMahon got his fourth heading home a Rashford cross on the 6 yard box. With fifteen minutes to go, scoring was finally finished off as Björnsson finished off a fine team move placing a shot to the bottom left corner. Goals: Simon McMahon (25, 48, 51, 67), Marcus Rashford (40), Hjörtur Hermannsson (62), Guðmundur Björnsson (76) PoM: Simon McMahon Þróttur Vogum 0-1 HK (25.05.21 Icelandic Cup 3rd Round) HK Labour To Victory against Þróttur Vogum A heavily rotated side took to the field against Þróttur Vogum and it showed, a mixture of youth and second stringers struggled to put the lower division side away. Aron Elís Þrándarson finally gave us the win ten minutes from time hitting a half volley into the bottom lefthand corner. Goals: Aron Elís Þrándarson (80) PoM: Aron Elís Þrándarson HK 3-0 Stjarnan (30.05.21 Icelandic Premier Division) HK Victory Opens Up Early Gap HK were slow to get off the mark, unable break down the Stjarnan defense until the hour mark when in a ten minute period three goals were put on. Arnar Sveinn Geirsson, playing on the unfamiliar spot of left wing, finally broke the deadlock on 61 minutes cutting inside Rashford to receive a pass and calmly slotting home into the bottom left corner. Rashford then set up Guðmundur Björnsson 4 minutes later, who's shot deflected off the keeper and inside the righthand post. four minutes later, Guðmundur Björnsson then turned provider setting up Diego Dotti who powered his shot into the top lefthand corner. Brazilian midfielder Zidane, twisted his knee after coming on as a late sub and will be out for four weeks. Goals: Arnar Sveinn Geirsson (61), Guðmundur Björnsson (65), Diego Dotti PoM: Marcus Rashford Valur 1-4 HK (02.06.21 Icelandic Premier Division) HK smash Valur as run continues The first league goal conceded this season wasn’t enough to end HK’s run of victories. Another slow start to get off the mark, but at least it was done in the first half. Guðmundur Björnsson finished off a fine team move, half volleying a header from Peternel. Paternal then turned goal scorer with a lucky strike, picking up a lose ball from a cleared corner he took, Paternal crossed the ball back into the box, unfortunately no one was able to get onto the end of it, but luckily it slipped though the keepers fingers and into the back of the net. On the hour mark a 16 year old debutant scored a well taken shot to pull a goal back for Valur. It was a good goal but lazy defending lead up to it. Peternel once again turned goal provider flicking on the final pass for Þrándarson to power home a shot with literally his first touch of the game. Finally in the 81st minute Þrándarson cleaned up a parried save in the box to extend the winning margin to three goals. Goals: Guðmundur Björnsson (39), Matej Peternel (48) Aron Elís Þrándarson (75, 81) PoM: Matej Peternel Milestones: Vanja Milinkovic Savic Beaten after 711 minutes of football HK 4-1 Fylkir (06.06.21 Icelandic Premier Division) McMahon masterclass sees off Fylkir For the first 25 minutes Simon McMahon looked like he was going to have one of those days, His first shot on goal hit the post rebounded back and hit the diving keeper in the back trickling back across the line, he then his the right hand post two minutes later he hit the post for a third time on 18 minutes before finally managing to find the net on 28 minutes, finding the back of the net after wrong footing the keeper. That goal seemed to settle the nerves as just before the break he added a second goal to his tally, a thumping shot from almost the same blade of grass as the first. McMahon closed out the game with a close range effort to finish of some smooth moves in the 18 yard box. With better finishing he could have had 5 or 6 goals today. Goals: O.G. (2), Simon McMahon (28, 44, 75) PoM: Simon McMahon HK 5-0 Stjarnan (25.05.21 Icelandic Cup 4th Round) McMahon hits 20th goal of the season in Stjarnan rout McMahon started where he left off in this 4th round fixture opening his account and picking up four goals for the second time this season. McMahon parked himself on the edge of the 6 yard box picking up a perfect hat-trick plus a penalty. His search for a fifth goal saw him start to snatch his chances as Stjarnan marked him more closely. Diego Dotti rounded out the win with an 89th minute goal. Goals: Simon McMahon (4, 24, Pen 26, 35), Diego Dotti (89) PoM: Simon McMahon Leiknir R 4-5 HK (20.06.21 Icelandic Premier Division) Goals galore in thriller at Leiknisvöllur A heavily rotated squad made hard work of a victory over 10th placed Leiknir R in our worst domestic defensive effort in almost three seasons. It would appear that while our attack is adequately covered, defence could still use some depth. Twice we came from behind before opening up a two goal lead when we bagged our fifth of the night. Goals: O.G. (15), Christopher Maier (28), Samúel Kári Friðjónsson (Pen 43), Diego Dotti (44, 67) PoM: Tony Matthews KR 0-0 HK (27.06.21 Icelandic Premier Division) KR kill off winning streak again. A rather lacklustre game by the returning stars, not even the injection go Simon McMahon on the hour mark could spark life into this match. HK 4-0 Fram (30.06.21 Icelandic Premier Division) HK return to form with thumping victory Simon McMahon quickly put HK’s poor performance in front of goal against KR behind them as he opened the scoring on 6 minutes running onto a Benediktsson cross and drilling his shot unto the bottom right corner. Guðmundur Björnsson added a second after 25 minutes picking up a rebounded shot and hitting a daisy cutter of a shot past a wrong footed keeper. Guðmundur Björnsson then turned provider as he set up McMahon in the box to score 20 seconds after the restart. McMahon then completed his hat-trick with a penalty just before full time. Goals: Simon McMahon (6, 46, Pen 87), Guðmundur Björnsson (25) PoM: Simon McMahon Milestones: Samúel Kári Friðjónsson Made 25th HK league appearance Guðmundur Björnsson makes 50th Career HK appearance Simon McMahon Scores 25th HK league goal
  11. Everyone seems to expect the class of '92 out of every youth intake... something like that doesn't come along every year.
  12. How do you beat the team coming first 5-1 in the middle of that form slip? Were you playing good but unlucky football during that time or did Sutton just not turn up? Hope you can turn it around in the new year and get back to winning ways.
  13. After being sent to Bosnia and Bulgaria, I was asked how I'll handle an away trip to Belgrade... I really wanted to answer we'll be setting up a new training centre in the Balkans considering how much time we spend there.
  14. Unlucky in that playoff I bet there were some words said to Sam Cox that shouldn't be repeated in polite conversation after that dismissal.
  15. Jerome Bray doesn't look too bad potential wise, but I guess by the time he reaches that you'll be looking for better players anyway.