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I did originally load up all the smaller nations but thought that in the future the game would slow down too much so I'm sticking with out of the box leagues. We're starting unemployed at the latest start date (Belarus, 3rd March 2019) and then seeing what interviews I get offered. No rules but it will be a journeyman and we'll see if Eastern Europe could become dominant in the Champions League.
Hi, my name is LPQR, and even though I agree that's tough on the tongue already, you may be familiar with that exercise from my career threads with VfB Stuttgart and Dynamo Dresden. It's been a long ambition of mine to do something special in the far East of European football. Perhaps it's a matter of roots, after all, as being from Moldova I can identify with both the Slavic and the Latin cultures of Eastern Europe, and let's be fair, football hasn't been particularly great over there in the last decade or so. We used to have clubs like Steaua Bucharest, Levski Sofia, Wisla Krakow and Dinamo Kiev push for glory at least in the Uefa Cup, however in recent times, corruption and poor financial management have brought eastern european football to new lows. I had a few ideas in mind for a story with some proper romantic substance, but after learning I'll have to wait another 2-3 months for the playable leagues I need to make it work, I've decided to take matters in my own hands until then I created a club from scratch in the second tier of Romanian Football, and if you're looking for an explanation for that title, here it is: we're talking abut a club with a specific identity and philosophy based on youth, discipline and athleticism meet 'The Lancers' - Sparta București newly founded club in the capital city, starting in the Romanian second league Club philosophies: - developing local talent - strict discipline management approach - general coaching style focused on player fitness and athleticism - does not sell players to rival clubs I used the 'create a club' feature of the game to get this club into the 2nd league, replacing a club based in Bucharest called Juventus Bucharest which, as a Juventus (Torino) fan I find distasteful and completely lacking any concept of originality A club with no real history or support, they won't be missed. I removed all the players in the squad that were above 23 years of age to stress the focus on youth development, added the rivalries with local clubs Steaua București and Dinamo București in the club's relationship screen and I left the rest untouched. Oh yes, designed the logo an the kits as well to add that special touch to the club's identity Rules - the club is not allowed to sign any players - only youth academy players can play for the team - players of any nationality can play for the club as long as they are produced by the club's academy Goals - surpass local big boys, Steaua and Dinamo in achievements and reputation - aim to improve the national team and the local league's rankings League Rankings Nation Rankings Romania's capital city - Bucharest(București) population - 2 million
Hello. My name is noikeee. You may know me from a series of previous careers on this forum (last one being this). I am back, and I've gone East. Quick Q&A: - Hey, FM15? What's up with that? - I'm fed up to death with FM16. The regens p*ss me off. I can't deal with the tactics. The matches take a glacial age to go through even on the quickest setting. I enjoyed FM15 much more so why not go back? - Why Eastern Europe? What's the concept behind this thread this time? Is there a particular gimmick? - Well it's the typical "Behind the Curtain" type of save, of which there's been loads over the years in this forum, although I've never done one myself! Eastern Europe has always been a region that fascinated me in FM, I think it's the whole nostalgia of the pre-Berlin-Wall-fall times when the Eastern Europe sides sounded scary and were a match for anyone in European competitions. Don't get me wrong I am most definitely NOT nostalgic for those times in terms of politics, before anyone feels offended, this is purely football not politics. It's also always a bigger challenge to get these sides performing, compared to the leagues where there's money. I am going to follow a very particular gimmick which is to only sign players from Eastern Europe nationalities. - Why Bulgaria and CSKA Sofia? Well, for a start I've never managed in Bulgaria and always wanted to. CSKA Sofia seems a good fit for what I want - they're a nostalgic-sounding historical club, but I don't recall anyone on this forum specifically managing them, unlike others like Red Star, Steaua etc. I also wanted to start at a relatively high level unlike at the very bottom like usual, because it won't be many months before FM17 is out so I want a bit of an headstart, but going straight into the very biggest sides like Shakhtar, Dynamo Kiev, Zenit etc would be too easy. Also the Bulgarian league has decent rules for foreigners as it's part of the EU so all EU nationalities are free (which includes a few elligible nationalities, more on this on a moment); and I can pick another 3 non-EU players in the match squad (I was under impression I could have more than that, which would've been a plus...). - So what counts as Eastern European then? - Geography teachers, please look away now. I am going to consider every nation that was part of the Eastern Bloc, as in, former Soviet nation or USSR-aligned countries, and also all former Yugoslavian nations. Yes I do realise this includes a lot of countries that are more commonly included geographically as Central Europe such as Czech Republic or Hungary. And also excludes Greece or Turkey which are way out to the East by comparison. - But is this a one-club save or are you just starting out at CSKA Sofia? - Eh, no idea really. I don't think I've ever done a one-club save on this forum, they all end up being journeymans, and also I've gotten bored in the past in smaller leagues, specially after dominating them, so don't be shocked if I move at some point. But currently there are no plans to do so. - How realistic are you going to play the game? - Not very. I am going to use my 4-4-2 wide diamond tactics heavily influenced by Dafuge's, that gave me stupid success with Kayserispor and Lyon in my previous FM15 career. This tends to result in goals. Like, absurd, ridiculous loads of goals. A normal day at the office sees a 4-2 or a 5-3 scoreline. - What's the ultimate goal? - I want to bring the Champions League home to a Eastern European club with a team composed exclusively of Eastern European players. Nothing else will be considered challenge complete.