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  1. From the results you've provided I can see that head to head goal differences are: Man United +2 Dortmund 0 Lazio -2 So that's why you went out.
  2. This looks really good. Great work. Have an issue getting it working with other editor data files though specifically claasens league megapack. When i load it with that ireland is unplayable as theres only 11 teams in aul premier division and 12 is needed. Youve just created that division obviously so its not in the other editor data files so dont know why its not working. Any ideas as id like to use this with his megapack if possible?
  3. In my current Man United game I've had it twice on both occasions with Man City. On both occasions we both won our final day matches so the team on top going into the final day won which was City the first time and us the second time. I'm in my 6th season and in every season in the game except the first one the Manchester clubs have been the top 2 with only 1 point or goal difference separating them either way.
  4. For my Manchester United team in 2016, I have 10 English players but the next highest I have is 4 Brazilians and I have 3 each from France, Italy and Spain. I also have 2 from Argentina and then I have 1 player from various other countries.
  5. It's probably still a bug I'd say as the draw should be made a lot sooner. It's only made on the weekend before the quarter-finals start when in real life it's made way earlier, I think the Friday after the last 16 matches are finished. It's kind of annoying as for example last season in my game, I had to play Arsenal at 12.30 on the Saturday in the league before the draw for the quarter-finals was made and I would have liked to have known in advance whether I was playing on Tuesday or Wednesday and who I was playing so I could decide to rest players or not.
  6. You're welcome. Glad it worked.
  7. You need to extract them. Google WinRar and download that and install it. Then right click on the rar files and you can extract them. Hope that helps.
  8. Oh I think there is a difference between the youth academy and youth facilities. You probably have a youth academy but your youth facilities are 2. Having a youth academy just means you get players I think, the youth facilities means how good they are. I could be wrong with that but I'm sure that used to be the case anyway. What team are you out of curiosity?
  9. The board will upgrade it themselves without requests if they think it needs it. If you hover over the greyed out youth academy board request it will give a reason of why you can't make the request to upgrade it. Yeah the number matters, the higher it is the better the players that are generated.
  10. I'm 22 and have been playing since Championship Manager 3 so that's about 12 years ago.
  11. Just register 4 players less, the 4 players are optional i.e. you can register 21 instead of 25.
  12. Thanks Fabio and aderow. 3rd season (2012-13) Transfers The aim this season was to build on last season and do well domestically again and hopefully have a good run in the Champions League. I was confident especially with the poor performances of new signings of Bale and Neymar last season. Given they had time to settle I expected them to perform much better this term and live up to their reputations. As you can see, it was quite a busy season with regard to transfers. At the beginning of the season David Gill invested over £100m which helped massively and I spent a lot of this mostly on younger players. Mark Wall is an English newgen right back and looks like he will be my future right back. Liverpool were sniffing around the signing of Phil Jones so I thought I'd make a move as a future replacement for Ferdinand. I signed 3 young French newgens too. Jiri Dvorak and Rafal Nowosielski look to have bright futures too as does Ibrahima Kodjo and Ross Barkely. I probably spent too much on Joep Burhenne but I think he will definitely have a great future with us as our future holding midfielder. The 4 other signings would all play a part in my first team squad this season. Jason Steele to replace Edwin van der Sar who had retired, Paulo Henrique to further strengthen our central midfield area along with John Obi Mikel who had become unhappy at Chelsea. Finally James Rodriguez looks to have a good future too and he would definitely provide depth on the wings for us this season too. In terms of players out, a few players left on frees including Tomasz Kuszczak who would not stay as a backup. I also loaned out Danny Welbeck to get more first team football as well as Chris Smalling while Anderson was just not performing for me so could not break into the team. I had planned on using Bebe as part of my squad this season but decided one more season on loan might help him. I also sold some players including Suazo who had disappointed me last season, Gabriel Obertan who never really impressed me, 31 year old Park was sold too even though he always provided me with decent back up and I thought £12m was a lot to refuse for Antonio Valencia. We very impressive going forward this season once again, all our strikers were. Rooney was our top scorer again with 23 goals despite missing 4 months of the season with a torn groin muscle. Hernandez won PFA player of the year for his contribution, he scored 21 times. Hulk scored 14 with Neymar having a much better season, he found the net 17 times. Macheda scored 8 despite his limited number of appearances. 3 of our wingers also contributed, Rodriguez and Nani scored 7 each while Gareth Bale scored 11 times. Defensively we were pretty solid too with Akinfeev keeping 31 clean sheets this time. Premier League We managed to retain our title but it was a little closer this time. We started off the season with a couple of decent away victories against Nottm Forest and Sheff United before a slip at home to West Ham where we drew. A draw away to Everton was sandwiched between 2 victories over Blackburn and West Brom. Then we dropped more points at home, this time drawing with Newcastle. We then dropped more points away to Fulham this time by drawing but made up for that with a solid 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane. Next we had an awful result at home to Blackpool who had lost all their away matches so far but within half an hour were 3-0 up at Old Trafford. Neymar managed to pull one back for us but that was it. We then went on a good run of 5 straight wins including a 1-0 win at Liverpool and a 4-0 demolition of Aston Villa. Our 3 matches around Christmas were tough. First up was a trip to the Emirates where Arsenal beat us 1-0, then we faced Man City away and we drew 0-0. Going into a home match against Chelsea we were 9 points behind the leaders Arsenal. A good 2-0 victory for us was followed up by a 6-1 win over Sheff United to end the calendar year. As we so often hear, United tend to get stronger in the 2nd half of the season and so we did. Losing just 1 match which was a surprise at home to Tottenham. With Arsenal collapsing also, our tough ending to the season did not matter as we drew 3 our of our final 4 games against Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea although many players were rested for upcoming cup finals. Carling Cup Like last season it was Arsenal who knocked us out of this once again. This time it was in the quarter-final stage. We had good wins over both Wigan and Scunthorpe before that and looked good to knock Arsenal out this time as we leading 1-0 thanks to Macheda with 10 minutes to go. A late collapse meant we lost 3-1 in the end. Arsenal looked certain to win a hat-trick of Carling cups but, surprisingly Birmingham managed to beat them 2-1 in the final. FA Cup We looked certainties to retain the double this season but what is it about Portsmouth and the FA Cup recently. After beating Bournemouth in the 3rd round we were up against Birmingham at home in the 4th round and 20 minutes into the match I would have taken a final appearance. We were 2-0 down and it appeared as another of those days. By half time though, Hulk and Macheda managed to draw us level. Once again we seemed to be going out when Birmingham took the lead again with 10 minutes to go but Hulk saved us with a long range goal in the last few minutes. I fielded a stronger team in the replay and Rooney scored twice to seal a 2-0 victory. Good 3-1 victories over Villa and Blackpool followed. The semi-final drew us against Arsenal once again. This was probably Neymar's best performance for us. He scored a hat trick to put us into the final with a 3-1 win. The final against Portsmouth, who were midtable in the Championship, was surely a certain victory. I decided to rest a few players as we had the Champions League final to come but we still fielded a pretty strong team. We just could not break Portsmouth down though and they managed to snatch a goal on the break which denied us the chance of winning the Treble once again. Champions League Back in Europe's premier competition after a season away and what a return it was. Initially we were pretty average at best, struggling to qualify from our group. Our first match was at home to PSG and they dstroyed us 4-1 which was a massive shock. Away to Omonoia Nicosia was our next match and we managed to scrape a 1-0 win thanks to a Gareth Bale goal. A tough mach away to Roma was up next and we really could not afford to lose I felt but that looked very likely when with 20 minutes to go they took the lead and shortly after that Vidic saw red. We managed to hang on in there and Rooney scored on the break to get us a good point. In the return against Roma, it was another timid performance, but we managed to snatch a 1-0 win thanks to Rooney's goal. The away match against PSG was where we wanted get our own back but we just could not score even from the penalty spot (Hargreaves missed) and we drew 0-0. Avoiding defeat was enough to make qualifying in our hands though and I was quite confident of handling Omonoia at home. We won easily 3-0 and as PSG lost to Roma, we even managed to win the group. In the last 16 we got what seemed a straightforwad enough tie against Borussia Monchengladbach. However they managed to hold us scoreless in 2 matches, so we faced extra time in the 2nd leg. With time running out Gareth Bale managed to pop up with a crucial goal to see us qualify. In the quarter-final we faced Porto. In the first leg away from home we managed to scrape a 1-0 win thanks to Neymar. The 2nd leg home though was where we finally caught fire and in particular Neymar. He scored 4 and we scored 5. This was days before he netted a hat trick against Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final. We progressed 6-1 on aggregate. In the semi-final, we met our first real toughie. We had to play the holders, Barcelona. Thankfully they were suffering from a mini injur crisis with both Inieista and Messi out injured for both legs. We also had continued our form from the Porto match and we had quite a comfortable 2-0 victory at the Nou Camp with goals from Fabio and Hulk. Hulk managed to score another couple at home to see us into the final 4-0 on aggregate. It looked like it would be Real Madrid in the final against us but they lost to Lyon in the semi-final. I was certainly taking nothing for granted though especially after losing the FA Cup final to Portsmouth just days before. Rooney who had been out for 4 months had managed to make the bench for the match which was a huge lift. We started off awfully, conceding after just 7 minutes and Lyon were dominating. After 25 minutes though, Bale managed to score an equaliser on the break. The joy was shortlived though as Lyon took the lead once more but just 2 minutes later we were level again after Garry Bocaly put through his own net. With the scores level at 2-2, I decided to introduce Rooney with half an hour to go. What a fitting away it was to end the season. With just 15 minutes left, Hargreaves hit a free kick straight into the wall and it fell back to Rooney who volleyed through a crowd of players and into the back of the net. Thats the way it finished and we ended the season on a very high note. Conclusion Portsmouth snatching the Treble away from us was no doubt a disappointment but winning the double of Premier League and Champions League was what I would have taken at the start of the season. We also managed to win the European Super Cup, beating Barcelona (with Messi this time) 3-2 but lost the Community Shield to Arsenal on penalties. Hopefully we can go one better next season and win the Treble.
  13. 2nd season (2011-12) Transfers After a dreadful first season I thought I needed to make some big changes to the squad so there was a lot of transfer activity as you can see. I couldn’t agree new deals with the agents of Gary Neville or Michael Owen so they both left and eventually retired. I released some of the youngsters who didn’t seem up to a good enough standard as well as loaning out some players that I thought still could. I also sold some fringe players like Diouf and Gibson and also decided to let go of the very inconsistent Dimitar Berbatov. I also signed many players and spent quite a bit of money with most of it spread out over 48 months. Humberto Suazo signed on a free as a replacement for Michael Owen but he was pretty disappointing over the coming season only scoring 2 goals and they both came in the Europa League. When I saw that Hulk was available I snapped him up too due to his good technical and physical stats. He took time to settle but once he did, he proved to be a good signing, scoring 16 goals in 27 appearances, 10 of those goals in the league. I also knew I needed a goalkeeper after seeing the deterioration of Edwin van der Sar who was staying on for another season. After pondering over several options I decided to go with Igor Akinfeev and he proved be a great addition to the team. He kept 27 clean sheets in his 46 appearances. I thought we needed more invention in midfield too so when I saw Andrea Poli and thought he could do a job for us which he did impressively especially at the start of the season but his form tailed off towards the end of the season. Neymar I thought would be a fantastic player to replace Berbatov and I spent a lot of money on him but he a dreadful first season with us, only scoring 2 goals both in the 1 match in the Europa League. I signed Yaya Sanogo as he looked a great player for the future. Eljero Elia was recruited to help strengthen the wide positions although he was pretty disappointing throughout the season and always complaining about the low bonuses I had decided on for the season. In January once Gareth Bale became available for £15m I knew I couldn’t let the opportunity go although he was very poor in his opening season with us. Our players performances in general were far improved from the previous season. Rooney was even better by scoring 27 goals in all competitions. Hulk chipped in with 16 as well as providing 9 assists. Welbeck and Hernandez both scored 10 with Macheda netting 9. Hargreaves was our penalty taker and he scored another 10 times. This season was far more impressively defensively too with Jonny Evans having a great season. Ferdinand, Evra and Rafael were all really impressive too along with Akinfeev. This all led to us having the best season we could possibly have hoped for. Premier League This season we were far more solid defensively and this gave us the platform to go on and win the title quite comfortably. We had a dodgy start, drawing with Burnley and losing to Stoke in our first two matches. We also lost away at Chelsea and at Tottenham in October both 1-0. After that match we then went on a run of 7 successive wins without conceding a goal including a 1-0 victory at Everton where we had lost 5-1 the previous season. That came to a surprise end with a surprise defeat at Fulham in December and again it was 1-0. We then went on another run of 6 straight wins again without conceding a goal and this included a 1-0 win at home to Man City and a 2-0 win at Anfield. Again that run came to a shock end at home to Wolves where we lost 1-0 after fielding a weakened team. We responded by going the rest of the season losing only one further league match and again that was a surprise at home to Everton. During this spell we beat Bolton 3-0, Nottm Forest 4-0 both away from home and we also had convincing 3 goal victories at home to Chelsea and Tottenham. We also got revenge over Fulham, beating them 5-1 at Old Trafford. The run-in also included a couple of exciting 2-2 draws at Arsenal and Man City where on both occasions we scored late equalisers. The final day of the season with a weakened team due to resting players for upcoming cup finals, we beat our nearest rival Arsenal 3-1 with goals from Park and Hulk. Carling Cup This was the only competition that we failed to win although I was pleased with the run considering we were fielding fringe and youth players. We beat Bristol City 2-0 in the 3rd round before a couple of impressive away victories against Wolves and Sunderland. In the semi-final we met the holders Arsenal. In the first leg at the Emirates we were 3-0 down after 30 minutes but we managed to snatch an away goal and keep it at 3 for the rest of the match to give us a chance for the 2nd leg. We pretty much dominated the return but could only find 1 goal and so went out 3-2 on aggregate. Arsenal went on to retain the Cup by beating Man City in the final. FA Cup We were very impressive in the FA Cup, scoring 17 goals and conceding just the 1 in our 6 matches. In the 3rd round we had to play Swindon away from home. Again a weakened team was played and we won 3-0 although the latter two goals both came in the last minute. A home tie with Barnet was next up, and 4 goals in the opening half an hour was all we needed to win 4-0. Another home match, this time against Burnley for the 5th round. Again we dominated were 1-0 up when with 20 minutes to go, they scored from a corner. In the last ten minutes we managed to score another couple of goals though to see them off 3-1. I decided to field a stronger team for the 6th round match as we had a tricky trip to Blackburn. A good performance and a couple of goals from Hulk saw us win 2-0. I fielded another strong team for the semi-final where we met Aston Villa. I did include Macheda to partner Rooney up front though and I am glad I did. They scored 3 goals between them (2 for Macheda) and we won 3-0. In the final we met our old enemy once again, Arsenal. We started off fantastically with Hernandez scoring after 17 minutes and just before half time we were given a penalty which Hargreaves converted and all was going perfectly. As the 2nd half started though, Hargreaves was a given a straight red card but we managed to hold on to our 2-0 victory all the way and seal the double. Europa League I didn’t place too much importance on this competition and in general and especially in the early rounds I gave a chance to the youth and fringe players. In the 4th qualifying round we beat Amkar 4-1 on aggregate with goals from Welbeck, Park, Fletcher and Suazo. In our group we had CFR Cluj, FC Kobenhavn and Lierse. We won the group by winning 4 of these matches but we lost away to Cluj and Lierse. In the last 32 we were drawn against Fenerbahce. The 1st leg in Istanbul was very tight and late Macheda penalty gave us the 1-0 victory. In the 2nd leg we were magnificent. We won 6-0 to win 7-0 on aggregate. That match was the match where Neymar scored his first goals for the club and only goals that season. We had to travel to Romania once again in the last 16 as we played Unirea Urziceni and this proved far more difficult than I thought. The 1st leg was at Old Trafford and we just could not score so we drew 0-0. Away from home, we had to come from behind twice and draw 2-2 to progress on away goals. We drew probably the toughest opponent left in the quarter final – Atletico Madrid. Like against Unirea we dominated the 1st leg at home but could not get a lead to take to Madrid as we drew 1-1. Away from home we also drew 1-1 so a penalty shootout was left to decide it. Anderson was the only player to miss for us out of 5 and they missed 2 so went through to the semi-final to meet our Champions League quarter-final opponents from the previous season, Spartak Moscow. The 1st leg at home was looking very good despite Rooney being sent off as we were 3-0 up but they managed to score an away goal in the last minute to keep them in the tie. It was a tight game in Moscow especially as they scored an early goal to mean they were one goal away from going through but Welbeck managed to net a late goal to seal our place in the final. The final was the 3rd time we would travel to Romania and the 2nd time we would play a team from Moscow. CSKA Moscow were our opponents this time and it was always very comfortable for us. An easy 4-0 victory with 2 goals each for Rooney and Hargreaves meant we had won a treble. Conclusion This season was a much improved season than last season, from winning nothing and failing to qualify for the Champions League to winning a treble of league, cup and Europa league. The stadium capacity had increased to 91797 over the season too and we now looked in much better shape.
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