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  1. One hell of a defensive midfielder at 19. Picked him up for €1.5M
  2. Another good league win, hoping for better luck in Europe for Ajax next season
  3. Been following this since the beginning and I've got to say it's been a great journey. A shame you have to start over but I do understand with the lack of rep increase and that idiot of a chairman. Will be following the new thread
  4. Tanzanian former international Ajali Kikwete has taken charge at Barcelona. He's looking to best former manager Pep Guardiola as the best ever manager at Barcelona, and will one day look to take over his home nation Tanzania.
  5. I might have just witnessed the longest and worst penalty shoot-out ever. 12 penaltys each and I win 5-4. Through to final of the CL so a big deal, just wanted to share it and was wondering if anyone has ever seen worse than this. http://s824.photobucket.com/albums/zz161/heavyscope/random%20FM/?action=view&current=penalty.png
  6. Season review 2022/2023 League Table | Position Graph | Fixtures 1 | Fixtures 2 The season didn't start well for us with 2 1-0 losses against Schalke and Werder Bremen, so it looked we were in for another frustrating season. Things however picked up with 3 good wins in row, even though we lost three of our next 5 games, we then went on a 6 game winning streak, which led us to the european places, we didn't end well with a 1-2 loss against Leverkusen. The second half of the season was a lot more inconsistent, with wins followed by losses or draws. We won 2 games against Schalke and Werder Bremen, but then lost 2 against Stuttgart and Wolfsburg, this was again followed by two wins. But after the lost game at 1860 München, form picked up as we then went 6 games unbeaten with just 2 draws. We lost our last game of the season at home to Mainz, we were still very much in the race for european football next sesaon and could even get champions league for the first time ever. We easily beat Nürnberg 3-0 in the first game, after that came the very difficult away game away Bayern München. We won the game with a lot luck and so all came down to the last game of the season. I was competing with Dortmund for the last CL spot. We played Leverkusen at home and the played HSV at home. They won in the last minute, and we were just the better team and also won, so their game didn't matter as we grabbed the CL spot, and will enter at the best-placed playoff. DFB-pokal - We had more trouble with both Bochum and Wehen than we should have, and our awful cup form continued as we dissapointingly went out in the third round after a loss against Leverkusen. Squad 1 | Squad 2 - We have a strong squad that can only get better over the coming years, especially with some smart investments. Transfers - We bought some good players for the depth of the squad and it worked out well. Top players: 5: Stefan Kalpakov - Again had a very good season for us, not as much goals as last season, but still did great. 4: Servet Taylan - Bought last season as a back-up for Caron, but performed very well and got himself a spot in the first team. 3: Jacob Gibbons - Has been at the club for 8 seasons now, and the faithful servant and a great player for us every season. 2: Nicolas Levis - Not as much goals as last season, but as he's only 21 and already has been called up a few teams for the national team. 1: Kola Opara - The young nigerian striker had a great season for us, missed some games due to the african nations, and still got in third on the top scorers list.
  7. Season Review 2021/2022 League Table | Position Graph | Fixtures 1 | Fixtures 2 A season with two very different faces. We started the season off horribly with a 4-2 loss against promoted Aachen and after a 2-0 win over Stuttgart I thought things would pick up from there, but they didn't. We lost 2 easy games in a row and after a draw and our second win in 5 games, the season didn't wasn't going well. We only got four more wins in the first half of the season: 1-0 over Mainz, 4-0 over Nürnberg, a very lucky 1-0 win against Dormund (who had a horrific season) and a 2-0 against last-placed St. Pauli. The rest of the games were all lost in a similar way: We dominated possession but didn't create anything but the opponent could create plenty and would eventually score. With some tweeks during the winter break, the second half started off much better than the first with 8 game winning run, we played some great football (especially at home) and were rising the table steadily towards the european places, the run only ended because our away form started to drop and we lost 2 games in a row against Mainz and Hoffenheim. 3 good wins followed but after failing to win three games in a row we still had to fight for european football as the table was agonizingly close. After the heavy away loss we had to win our last 2 games and needed Mainz to drop points to end 5th and get into europe again. We did our part of the deal, but on the last day Mainz succumbed to 5-0 win over Aachen and got the fifth place, and as 6th isn't enough anymore, we aren't playing in europe next season, off by a point again. DFB-pokal - I hoped to make a bit of a run this season, but with the bad form in the league we couldn't get the best of Gladbach and again were out early. UEFA Europa League - We started in the third qualifying round with an easy draw against Jagiellonia they were dispatched of easily enough to set up a place in the last round, in which we were drawn against Braga, A 2-2 draw at their place put us in a good position for the second leg, and we did it profesionally, which meant we would be in the group stage for the first time ever. We were drawn a winnable group against PSV, Besiktas and our feeder club FC RB Salzburg. We won the first three games, and even after we lost the second game to Salzburg, we still qualified for the first Knockout round. The other 2 games were a bit dissapointing with a loss against Besiktas and a drew at PSV, and that meant we finished the group in second place after the other Red Bull club from Austria. In the knockout round I thought we got a easy draw against SK Sturm Graz, but because they scored a lot away goal we made it more difficult for ourselves than we should have, and in the lost 3-1 at their place, so the european adventure lasted shorter than I hoped. Finances - The finances ar healthy enough with the prize money received at the end of the year, the only thing still keeping us from making a monthly profit are the low attendances. Transfers - I brought in a lot of fresh blood this season for quite a bit of money, but they're all big prospects who had great seasons. Squad 1 | Squad 2 - We have a very capable squad that should be able to qualify for europe on a yearly basis. Top players: 5: Sabri Kasa - A great first season for the winger. 4: Stefan Kalpakov - A big improvement, and one of my best players. 3: Kola Opara - The young striker did great and is still developing expecting a lot from this guy. 2: Nicolas Levis - The potential star had a very good first season, only just fell short of the 20 goal mark. 1: Scott Brownlie - The explosive striker was again our topscorer, 1 goal short of the 20, but has a lot of competition from Opara.
  8. Just knocked out Braga to qualify for the EL-group the first time we played in europe, we've been drawn in a group (as 4th seeded) with our parent club FC RB Salzburg, PSV and Besiktas.
  9. Season review 2020/2021 League Table | Position Graph | Fixtures 1 | Fixtures 2 We started the season greatly with a 3-0 win over Werder Bremen (who had an awful sesason), but it was followed by two dissapointing draws. Form didn't really pick up after that as we only got 2 wins and 2 draws from our next 7 games, and just as I thought we were starting to play better we had 3 hard games in a row against Bayern, Leverkusen and Dortmund. Bayern and Dortmund are still just too good for us and easily beat us, but we got a good and important win over Leverkusen. We hit form the last two games before the break, and kept going after it, with 4 wins and a draw in 5 games. But even though we kept winning, we didn't play well and my tactics crumbled agains Bocgum as we lost 3 games in a row and then drew 3. But with a new tactic we started playing better and we got only 2 draws and 2 losses in our last 8 games. DFB-pokal - The DFB-pokal is really something I don't want to talk about as we were awful in both games, only just getting a win over 3. liga team Ingolstadt and losing heavily to 2. Bundesliga team Rostock who have been a bit of a bogey team in the last few seasons. Finances - The finances are great at the moment, I think we could make a monthly profit if our stadium sold out every week, but as we don't, we still need the prize money for the money. Top Players: 5: Jacob Gibbons - Been at the club for 6 seasons now and still he's a very player for us, and will be for a few years. 4: Stefan Kalpakov - His first season at the club was a very good one, he scored his fair share of goals, but will need to give more assists, but there's still room for improvement as he's still young. 3: Mael Barrett - The young midfielder did well when he played, but as I want a more attacking midfield his playing oppurtinities may be limited. 2: Scott Brownlie - Our top scorer for the second year in a row, but with 11 goals it shows the front line will need some improvements. 1: Pedro Lopez - An awesome midfielder and a very important player for us, and he scored quite a few goals, as he's still young he will only be getting better and more of a leader.
  10. I apologise for the lack updates from me, but I haven't played the game in a while as I wasn't in to it and kind of lost interest. I'm starting again now, I'm currently in march 2021 and still challenging for european football. As I'm very busy right now the end of the season might still take some time so I'll give you a quick update now. Table || Graph || DFB-pokal || Fixtures 1|Fixtures 2 I'ts been quite a dissapointing season so far in my opinion, I had hoped for an easy european qualification and maybe even challenge for the CL, but it just wasn't to be. The main cause was that my tactics just crumbled and didn't work at all, we couldn't score nor defend very well, and that makes games kind of difficult most of the time. If you look closely you can find 1 run of 3 wins and 5 undefeated games. Whenever we won a game or two we would always then play awful and draw or lose. espacially in February and March we just couldn't find a win so I changed the tactics and we'll just have to see if it will work. The DFB-pokal is really something I don't want to talk about as we were awful in both games, only just getting a win over 3. liga team Ingolstadt and losing heavily to 2. Bundesliga team Rostock who have been a bit of a bogey team in the last few seasons. Transfers - I bought in some new talent for the future. One player I would like to to mention is Pedro Lopez, as he's been by quite a distance our best player and is currently our second top-scorer (which does say a lot doesn't it?) and was brought in for a free at the start of the season and is already attracting interest from Udinese. Squad 1|Squad 2 - A very decent squad at the moment, but does need some fresh blood next season, due to a change of tactics, and an inability to score a lot of goals, so that mostly means new strikers and wingers. The only objective now is just to get european football next season, and in the summer the squad will probably get a big revamp to get some fresh blood in and some young talents.
  11. Dear god rlipscombe those are some freaky looking players you brought in, what went wrong there? Sorry for your loss Almondo.
  12. Season review 2019/2020 League table | Position graph | DFB-pokal | Fixtures 1 | Fixtures 2 We started the season awfully with 2 losses against Düsseldorf and Hoffenheim, indicating that this was probably going to be a long and hard season. And it would have been if hadn't gone on a 8 macht unbeaten run, including a 1-1 against Bayern (our only draw in that run), a 3-1 win at Leverkusen, and a 1-0 win over Dortmund (!). Our run was then abruptly ended with a 2-3 loss at Stuttgart, then came 5 unbeaten games with 3 wins and 2 draws. At this point we were 4th and had a great chance at european football at the midseason break, at 5th after a loss against gladbach. After the winter break we weren't as good as before, but started off well with 2 wins. Followed by a loss at Werder Bremen. After a dissapointing draw against Mainz, again came the 3 hard games against Bayern, Leverkusen and Dortmund, which we handled well with again a draw against Bayern a win over Leverkusen and a draw at Dortmund. With just 10 games to go we just had to hold on a bit longer to make europe. But we dropped too many points and made it come down to very last game. We played Gladbach and Leverkusen played Mainz both at home, we knew we had to win as Leverkusen probably would as well. We went ahead in the 8th minute through a Brownlie goal, and things were going well for us, but Gladbach scored twice in 54th and 76th minute and Leverkusen were ahead. We were still able to draw the game but couldn't win it anymore, and as Leverkusen won their game, still no european football for us. I really wanted a cup run this season, and we went a bit further this season, finally being in the cup after the winter break, achieved with an easy win over mettlach, then a decent win over Köln, and a less then convincing win over Rostock (we needed an own goal and a penalty), but went out in the quarter-final after a difficult draw with Wolfsburg. Finances - Our finances are very healthy at the moment and we're expanding the youth facilities as we speak, and theres still sponsor money to come. Transfers - Got in another new goalkeeper on a free from everton, a new player for the wings (Sobota), a new right-back who was dissapointing, and a very big nigerian striker prospect. Top players: 5: Koray Günter - My best defender by far, but we need to improve our defence to move up the table 4: Jacob Gibbons - I love this guy, always performs and a great player. 3: Waldemar Sobota - A very good player, but getting on a bit, but can still perform at this level. 2: Thomas Peters - As Caron didn't perform, he had to step in, and he did, scored some great goals and had a very good season. 1: Scott Brownlie - The explosive striker finally started to perform this season, and I hope to enjoy him a couple more seasons. 3 of our players were called up for the european championship this season: Lee Hill (Wales), Stefan Valenta (Slovakia) and Scott Brownlie (Scotland). I arranged 2 player to come next season: 1. Jerry van der Zee 2. Pedro Lopez
  13. Just played Bayern, Leverkusen and Dortmund. Drew 1-1 against Bayern, won 3-1 against Leverkusen and got a 1-0 win over Dortmund! We are now 3rd in the league! Also just finished upgrading our training facilities, currently upgrading our youth facilities.
  14. Season review 2018/2019 League table | Position graph | DFB-pokal | Fixtures 1 | Fixtures 2 A pretty decent first season in the Bundesliga, never really in danger of relegation, except maybe after the winter-break. But after going on a 6 games win streak, and it was clear we were going to end in mid-table obscurity. I'm a bit disspointed we again didn't get very far in the DFB-pokal, as I would really have a bit of a cup run, and we've only ever reached the third round so far. Even Augsburg made the final this year. Finances - Finances are healthy right now, got a lot of money from our league position and sponsorships, so I'm now upgrading our training facilities. Squad 1 | Squad 2 - A decent squad even without too many changes in the pre-season, with a couple of good inforcements, we could maybe already challenge for europe, but that might be a bit far-fetched. Transfers - A couple of young prospect brought in as back-ups. top players: 5: Gianmarco Zigoni - A good complete striker, but was a bit inconsistent at times. 4: Jacob Gibbons - The english midfielder made good progress again this season, can easily cope with the higher level. 3: Koray Günter - He had a lot of competition for his spot but he still is the best defender I have, and still young too. 2: Teddy Caron - This awesome was again my topscorer, and is now even the club topscorer of all time (in 10 years) 1: Fernando - Great brazilian prospect but due to his low determination he's not really developing. Still had a great season for us though.
  15. Congrats on the champions league brettney did you win the league or is the champions group more a formality?
  16. Another season in which I knew we could secure promotion, players are growing up now so I was confident. League table Position graph We did it! We finally made it to the Bundesliga! The table is actually not a very good represantation of the entire season as I only had a good run at the very end, just when Aachen and Hannover were out of form, but who cares right? DFB-Pokal - My back ups lost to Hansa Rostock in the first round. Transfers - Not very interesting, just some young players to add some depth to the squad. squad 1 | squad 2 - A good team with some great players. Top players: 5: Koray Günter - Made some great progress this year and secured himself a spot in the first eleven for the first time. 4: Stefan Valenta - A young player who developed greatly, even got called up for world cup! 3: Johan Larsson - Not even a very good player, but played like one. 2: Teddy Caron - By far his best season yet, just hope I can hold on to him. 1: Jacob Gibbons - His first season in the eleven, and boy did he deliver! Already attracting some interest just hoping I can hold on. Next season: I'm confident we can stay in the Bundesliga if we can hold on to our best players, but we'll have to do that first. Also want a bit of a cup run next as I've never reached beyond the 3rd round.
  17. I just secured promotion with 2 games left, delighted we finally made it. Update will come tomorrow morning.
  18. 2016/2017 review Really wanted promotion this season and knew could make it. League table So again we didn't make it, we were in the chasing pack all season, but again weren't consistent enough. Transfers - A couple of players and goalkeepers. squad 1 | squad 2 - Not a lot changes to last year, just 2 new goalkeepers. I missed the league reset date so I don't have screenshots of the best players, but I can say that everyone was average.
  19. 2015/2016 review I knew we could challenge for promotion if we were consistent. League table Position graph Again we had an awful start, we improved, but because we couldn't keep form and lost to all the teams around us, and couldn't hold on to leads after half-time we didn't make it again. Transfers - A couple of young players and reinforcements, our top striker Bah was sold in january by my chairman. Squad 1 | Squad 2 - A good squad but with Bah being sold we need another striker who scores consistently. Top players: 5: Zoltán Lipták - with Gonther not being good enough anymore, I got in this to lead the back line, and he did. 4: Matthias Buszkowiak - Another good season from the defender 3: Paul Schinke - He really stepped up this season and excelled in my new 4-2-3-1 tactic. 2: Gianmarco Zigoni - After Bah was sold I needed him to take over, but next season we need a more consistent and faster player 1: Teddy Caron - This guy is way too good for this level and was even our top scorer after Bah, and will even get better through the coming years.
  20. 2014/2015 review Hoped for more than last season, but wasn't sure if we were good enough. League table Position graph We started awfully, but after some tactic changes we slowly started picking up some form, eventually it turned out to be too little too late. Transfers - Just some standard reinforcements with 3 good youngsters who can turn out Bundesliga quality. squad 1 | squad 2 - A good squad that can certainly challenge for promotion next season. Top players: 5: Bastian Schulz - Another solid season from the midfielder. 4: Matthias Buszkowiak - The young defender had a slightly better season and is still developing. 3: Teddy Caron - An amazing first season from the young AM, 19 and already too good for this league. 2: Sören Gonther - Despite being injured for a big part of the season when he played he was great. 1: Mohamed Bah - Another new signing who was awesome, he could have scored even more if he wasn't injured the last 2 months, he is already attracting interest from bigger clubs.
  21. 2013/2014 review We were tipped with an outside chance of promotion, I just hoped for mid table obscurity League table Position graph We achieved excactly what I thought and hoped we would, we hit a rough patch at the end of the season so we ended a bit too low for my liking, but I'm satisfied how the season has gone in a whole. Transfers - All players are good for this level, but they didn't always played like it. squad 1 | squad 2 - A capable squad at this level, but if I want promotion we need some reinforcements. Top players: 5: Remo Mally - A fine player who performed consistently over the course of the season. 4: Timo Hildebrand - A great keeper for this level, even played for Germany at some time in his career. 3: Matthias Buszkowiak - He developed very well this season and got himself a first-team spot. 2: Sören Gonther - An awesome defender a real leader of the defensive line. 1: Bastian Schulz - A great midfielder and certainly one of my best players in the seasons to come.
  22. I'm not quite sure how it's possible there's an European championship in 2014 :confused:
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