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  1. Kelty Hearts - Scotland Starting this challenge with Kelty Hearts in Scotland. Surgery is one week today, so using some spare time before hand to get things set up and organised, so i can jump into it properly post-op. My Profile - first time i've used the 3D photo game face a la Fifa, and it was too funny to change Club Profile Club History Excited to get started, never tried the challenge in my homeland. Wish me luck!!
  2. Currently holidaying in Scotland (exciting times) with a view to starting this challenge. Havent been able to commit much time to FM the last few years, but about to undergo some major surgery, and will have LOTS of time to get stuck into this. I like the look of the Kelty Hearts project, but not sure whether thats where i'll stay or whether to try Portugal (somewhere i've never played before), so i'll keep you posted on what decision i make
  3. congrats on avoiding relegation PaulHartman71, hopefully you can kick on this season
  4. 2015-2016 - End of Season Review AD Marco 09 Squad | Transfers | Finances So, as previously stated, we endured a torrid start to the league campaign, which meant by the end of the first phase of the league we were well and truly in amongst the relegation battle. However, the switch to the relegation phase coincided with an upturn in fortunes, and ultimately we were comfortable enough in the division. National Championship First Phase National Championship Relegation Phase Player-wise, there is a serious lack of real standout talent in the squad, with the majority of my signings this season made merely to fill positions, and try and add some depth to the squad i inherited. With that being said, the main man without question was Ricardo Ferreira, without whom we would undoubtedly have struggled. 25 goals in 32 league apps was a fantastic return. The only other notable player worth mentioning was Marcos Freitas, who contributed 9 goals and 8 assists from left wing. Going forward, the recruitment drive is already well and truly under way; shifting the dead weight and trying to find some actual quality may prove difficult, considering our current financial state, but i am determined to put up more of a challenge this coming season. Fingers crossed!!
  5. Brief progress report from myself... After what seemed like the worst possible start to life in the National Championship, only winning 1 of our first 10 league matches, things have taken a tremendous turn for the better at AD Marco 09. Our poor start left us in 8th after the first stage of the league. However, we are now flying, only losing 1 of our last 11 matches, and so sit in a healthy 3rd place in the relegation stage table. Thanks, largely to this man...Ricardo Ferreira, who has been a revelation up front, with 18 goals from 20 league starts. Hopefully this form can continue through to the end of the season
  6. I appreciate the support, wish i shared your optimism
  7. good to see you've turned a corner PaulHartman71. Sadly, ive made a terrible start to my season, only picking up 7 points from my first 11 matches. Its going to be an epic job to keep this team from going straight down
  8. Been a while since i've competed in any challenges, so im looking forward to getting back into the swing of FM after a hiatus, and think ive found the ideal project to take on for this challenge: AD Marco 09 2015-2016 - A New Beginning Futebol Clube do Marco was founded on 25 May 1927. In 2000, it reached the second division for only the second time, being relegated at the end of the season, but immediately gaining promotion back. During four consecutive seasons, Marco competed in the second level. In 2004–05, it achieved its best ever position in the league, finishing in fourth position, nine points behind last promotee C.F. Estrela da Amadora. In the following campaign, the club ended its Portuguese Cup run with a valliant display against eventual winners and national powerhouse F.C. Porto, losing 0–1 away. On 27 September 2007, with Marco already in division three, the Portuguese Football Federation punished the club with relegation, suspension from all activity for two years and a fine following failure to appear in four league games. A new side was created in 2009–10 as Associação Desportiva de Marco de Canaveses (AD Marco 09 for short), competing in the Porto Second Regional Division, and achieving promotion in the first season. And so, this is where i begin... Manager Information Manager Profile Team History Team Profile Team Information Squad
  9. starting to really hate my board, accepting any bloody offer that comes in...having lost Souza and Jacobs last season, im about to lose Nene, one of the stars of last season, as the board accepted an 875k offer over my head, and hes just agreed terms with them...wouldve been slightly easier if i had him for the full season, but instead hes moving in January
  10. Well the Atletico Madrid games didnt go as well as the previous, drawing 4-4 at home, before being hammered 5-1 in Spain on the bright side, our european adventure continues in the Euro Cup Group Stage, where we've been drawn with Werder Bremen, Rubin Kazan and Athletic Bilbao...cant realistically hope for much more than a much-needed financial boost
  11. our home leg against Lokomotiv Moscow saw us come out 4-0 winners, so our 10-0 aggregate win sees us progress to the Best Placed Playoff, where we've been drawn against Athletico Madrid! Sure to be a very difficult match but exciting stuff!
  12. so...it seems i may have somewhat underestimated my team. Our first journey into European football saw us travel 2,273 miles to play Lokomotiv Moscow in the Best Placed 3rd Qualifying Round, which ended like this, undoubtedly the biggest result of the clubs history to date!! Aside from a major collapse in the return leg our adventure will continue
  13. so we've been drawn in the Best Placed 3rd Qualifying Round of the Champions League against Lokomotiv Moscow...i fear our first experience of european football may start and end with this game, but time will tell...we have been good in pre-season so you never know
  14. Ac. Viseu - 2017/2018 - End of Season Review Manager Profile Team Information Transfers Predicted Position: 12th Actual Position: 2nd Average Attendance: 7833 Season Ticket Holders: 1390 Taca de Portugal: A good run saw us defeat Operario Acores, Braga, Oliveirense and Leixoes on our way to the semi final against Benfica. Unfortunately, they proved too strong for us, and despite winning the home leg 2-1, we were hammered 4-0 in the return, bringing to an end our hopes in that tournament for another year. Portuguese League Cup: Unfortunately we finished 2nd behind Porto in our group which saw us crash out of the League Cup early on. League A tremendous season saw us challenge for european places from an early stage and hold on to finish 2nd in the league and qualify for Best Placed Third Qualifying Round. Sure to a test for our squad but exciting times at Ac Viseu! A brief look at the main players of the season: GK Souza - vastly improved this season, only conceding 35 goals in the league opposed to 63 the year before. Sadly leaving for Sao Paulo so finding a replacement will be job number one on my agenda next season DEF Alisson - not quite as influential as last season but still a permanent fixture at RB Marvin Grundei - useful at CB and RB, proved an able partner for Tavares at CB for most of the season Leonel Jakson - edged out by Grundei but a handy backup Ricardo Tavares - another consistent season for the main man at the back, although the position could probably do with some investment for next season Raphael Simon - still not really living up to my expectations, but solid enough. position may be under threat if Casadei continues to improve Omar Casadei - the next Federico Balzaretti. brought in as cover for the LB position due to Simons ongoing fitness issues, useful coming off the bench MID Dionatan Teixeira - now the only player remaining to be a regular in the first team since my first season in charge, and continues to pop up with some vital goals, scoring 10 this season. A cult hero for me Ruud Jacobs - one of the stars of the season. bossed the midfield on many occasions. 20 assists and 7 goals from CM is pretty special. shame he's on his way out, but proved difficult to keep happy from day one. will be missed Boris Nkoa - used as cover for the DM position, not going to improve any but useful enough squad player Ramzi Loucif - another who could step into Jacobs shoes Kevin Krieger - hopefully the player to cushion the blow of losing Jacobs, became a part of the first team as the season progressed and showed enough for me to have faith he can continue to impress ATT Mohamed Kante - was on the edge of things all season, but never really able to break the formidable front 3 unless covering for injuries/substitute. scored a few vital goals though and could continue to push for a start next season Nene - the left side of my front 3, with 18 goals and 18 assists, was a vital part of the teams success this season. attracting a bit of attention from other clubs, so hopefully we can keep hold of him Ahmed Sayed - another great season for Sayed, contributing 22 goals and 9 assists from the right side of my front 3. Great start to his international career as well, scoring 5 in 5 apps for Egypt Per Kjaersgaard - what a season yet again for the main man up front. eclipsed last seasons goal tally with ease and in doing so became the clubs top league goalscorer of all time, surpassing Jean Silvas 47 league goals in just 2 seasons! My player of the season no doubt, the top scorer in the Premier League, the League Forward of The Year, and recently called up for the first time by the Danish national team. Top Scorer - Per Kjaersgaard - 33 goals Highest Average Rating - Per Kjaersgaard - 7.72 Fans Player of The Year - Per Kjaersgaard Portuguese Premier League Top Scorer - Kjaersgaard - 1st, Sayed - 3rd Portuguese Premier League Most Assists - Jacobs - 2nd, Nene - 3rd Portuguese Premier League Forward of The Year - Kjaersgaard - 1st, Sayed - 3rd Portuguese Premier League Manager of The Year - Garry Maltman - 1st Portuguese Premier League Team of The Year - Kjaersgaard Portuguese Most Improved Team of The Year - Ac. Viseu Moving forward, these are exciting times for Ac Viseu. Our first foray into European football will no doubt be a challenge, and one im not expecting much from. In league terms im not sure how easy it will be to replicate the success of this season, but i feel that with a few new faces and hopefully some funding to do so, we can continue to at least challenge for european places. The one thing im not sure about is whether we can close the gap ability wise on Porto, as they were the only team to beat us in every encounter last season. This could be the most difficult part of the challenge for us. Time will tell Season Division Position Achievements 2012/2013 Portuguese Second Division - Central 7th Safety 2013/2014 Portuguese Second Division - Central 1st Champions, Promoted Through Playoffs 2014/2015 Portuguese Second League 7th Safety 2015/2016 Portuguese Second League 1st Champions, promoted to top flight 2016/2017 Portuguese Premier League 7th Consolidation 2017/2018 Portuguese Premier League 2nd European Qualification
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