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Emperor J

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  1. I'm going to attempt this. As I seem rather insane I went with Stourbridge who have 1 player under contract and about a tenner in the bank.
  2. Custom built (mainly for streaming/unexpected financial windfall) CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1800x CPU Frequency: 3.6GHz OC'd to 4.1GHz RAM: 16GB DDR4 3000MHz OS: Win 10 64-bit Storage: HDD Test A Time: 5 min 12 sec Test B Time: 9 min 13 sec
  3. @Kaiserwatman - Good idea on bringing legend Piplica in. Hope you can get him to sign. @smp20 - Looking good so far, hopefully you can start to dominate the league so you can focus on Europe.
  4. FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Russian Football National League 2018-19 Transfers|League Table|Season Review League Sometimes it's easy to tell the kind of season it will be by the opening match. For 45 minutes against newly-promoted Chernomorets, we were unstoppable as we went into the break 4-0 up. In a 10 minute spell in the second half, we looked like a pub team and the match finished 4-4. The league campaign in the second season was already going to be rough, but I was hit by a rash of retirements almost exclusively in the centre half position. While we were tabbed to be relegated this season with our mix of youth and very old with maybe 2 players in their primes, we were able to stay up in the end, though it took a lot of messing around with my tactics. The worst part of the campaign came after the winter break, which the chairman let us go to Cyprus for (though didn't give us the funds to actually schedule friendlies) , since the injury list became extensive after that. It meant in key relegation six-pointers I was fielding a back four consisting entirely of full backs. Key Players Sergey Zaitsev 18-D - When I said after the first season he would see some playing time, I wasn't expecting it to be 1st name on the teamsheet when fit. He was deservedly named the club's player of the season. Evgeny Matrakhov - A hard-tackling force in midfield who is probably going to leave in the summer. Mikhail Gorelishvili - The best player at the club by far, I'm desperately hoping to get him to stick around for another season. Vyacheslav Lobanov 18-A - Made the number 10 role his own for most of the season and finished as top scorer with 10. I think he will be back in front of the defence next season. Is also the only player in my squad currently described as a potential Russian Premier League player. Cup My reserves and youth players fell 5-1 to lower division Dinamo St. Petersburg in the 4th round. They were eventually beaten in the semifinals. The Youth Rustam Belov 17-A - Played a handful of games early in the season, but will probably be gone after another season. Alexandr Drozdov 17-C - Made 1 start this season due to injuries; is only around for cover. Yuri Shevchenko 18-B - Made his debut in the cup disaster, and a league debut on the final day; probably lacks the determination to make it. Rafael Galstyan 18-C - My first youth international (taking advantage of Armenian 2nd nationality), he remains an interesting prospect. Dmitry Frolov 18-E - Got a run of games due to injuries and might stick around for a few seasons at least. 2019 Intake Anton Pavlov 19-A - Described as the star of the group, his attributes don't look that special to me at this point. Maybe he can develop like Lobanov. Vladimir Streitsov 19-B - A speed merchant full back who made his debut immediately, might be a key contributor in the near future. Vadim Degtyarev 19-C - Made his debut as a substitute on the final day, but lacks ambition. Finances Degraded quickly as the season wore on due to travel expenses. Still managed to get the youth facilities upgraded to "Poor" and convinced the board to pay for 2 coaching badges for myself. I don't think I'm going to get another facilities upgrade in anytime soon. Season 3 Outlook Probably looking at yet another battle against relegation and fortunately the board and players are okay with that for now. History 2017-18: 9th in Russian Football National League 2018-19: 13th in Russian Football National League
  5. FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Russian Football National League 2017-18 Transfers (just the pre-arranged 2 before I arrived)|League Table|Season Review League The league proved to be quite an interesting experience since seemingly everyone could be anyone on the day (well except Saturn and Sokol) . Our initial target for survival was 42 points as that's all it took to stay up in the 16-17 season, but Arsenal Tula suffered their 2nd consecutive relegation with 45 points. As for our campaign, at times we were as high as 6th after 12 matches and 20 points, then proceeded to lose 7 in a row which left us 2 points from safety in 17th. We ultimately managed to find some form after the winter break and stayed up with matches to spare that gave me time to experiment with players I had not used. Key Players Andrey Kireev - The veteran midfielder transitioned into a role in our back four and proved to be a rock in defence. Unfortunately he is retiring after the campaign, but he signed off with the club's Goal of the Season with a fantastic free kick against Spartak-2 in his final match. Kamil Agalarov - The former Anji full back is rated by my coaches as the best player at the club. Was superb when not suspended or injured. Yuri Pugachev - The club's top scorer, but has wanted to leave since I rejected a loan offer from Saturn so he will be getting replaced. Sergey Borodin - Our goalkeeper who while he didn't play well was considered a key player as he stayed fit and allowed me to avoid having a grey keeper. Cup League position was the priority, so a rotated squad went out at the first hurdle to FC Tosno. The Youth Rustam Belov 17-A - Backup fullback who only made 1 start for me at the end of the season, probably not going to stay beyond next season. Igor Shevelev 17-B - Reserve striker/winger who only made appearances after my 2nd choice winger decided he didn't have to go to training anymore. Just here for depth. Alexandr Drozdov 17-C - Backup goalkeeper who kept a clean sheet on his debut, but is as fragile as Samuel L. Jackson in Unbreakable. Will be kept around until more keepers come through. 2018 Intake Vyacheslav Lobanov 18-A - Made a goal-scoring debut off the bench, then was injured in training. His full debut was marked by a sending off, but is definitely in the 1st team picture already. Yury Shevchenko 18-B - Will be promoted to the first team next season ahead of Drozdov. I think he is a future number 1 keeper. Rafael Galstyan 18-C - A striker I can imagine getting matches next season off the bench, not sure if he is a long-term option. Sergey Zaitsev 18-D - Centre-back who should see some playing time next season. Finances Terrible as wages and travel costs (the 21,000 km round trip from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Kaliningrad isn't cheap) ate up most of our money. Facilities I'd like to think that pointing out we were starting a 37-year-old centre back convinced the chairman to upgrade our youth facilities. That will be in place by November 2018 if the money doesn't run out. They are also buying the stadium back from the local council. Season 2 Outlook Survival again, while bringing through youth and clearing out an aging squad. History 2017-18: 9th in Russian Football National League
  6. @Braumiller @Sanno11 Updated my post since I just took the defaults before . Fortunately I saved before I added myself the first time so that was literally all I had to change and I was only 2 matches into the season.
  7. I managed to get FC Sakhalin Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in my first attempt in Russia (refresh date is June 20th), which I believe is the farthest eastern team I could think of as it's only 190km from Hokkaido in Japan. This is my manager, 1st team, Under 21s and Under 19s. The rules of the Russian National League dictate a fee for registering a foreign player, of which I have inherited exactly zero. The only really strange rule is that it's 4 subs from 7 named instead of 3, and I need to finish 15th to avoid relegation. And just to be clear, the previous manager decided to sign some players before I could take charge. About the club itself, it plays in a 4200 all-seater stadium on a modern plastic pitch. Training facilities are rather poor because Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is closer to Seattle in the States than it is to Moscow. This is my first real FM game in a while, so I'm expecting to get relegated here, but it's worth a shot, right?
  8. Well I finally had something happen that I thought would be worth bringing up in a thread here. I had a penalty awarded against me, which is fair enough. But the penalty rebounded off of the post without my keeper touching it and the taker slotted in the rebound without anyone else touching it. I can't be quite sure, but I could swear this would have resulted in a free kick to me. Unfortunately, the goal was given.
  9. I guess I'm looking at what would happen to European competitions, quality of regens in lower quality leagues, the types of players willing to sign for smaller league champions after a year. Basically just a whole bunch of stuff.
  10. I'm currently holidaying through 1 year of a game where I loaded every European top division in the game (plus all divisions in England, Germany and France). I've edited all top division league reps to 20, descending down by 1 for each division, and domestic cups are worth 20 as well. I'm not to sure of whether I should make a thread for this experiment or not.
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