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Hello guys, I decided to start my first thread updating on the progress of a challenge that I saw posted by @CTID86 which left me intrigued. A new spin on the Hexagon Challenge. Is it the hardest challenge ever? The idea is simple, you start unemployed with no coaching qualifications and Sunday league player experience. You have to win all 6 Champions Leagues (CONCACAF, UEFA, Oceania, CAF, Copa Libertadores and AFC) in the world but... here is the tricky part. You have to win each one with a club based in a country that has never had a Champions League winner before! So kiss goodbye to clubs in Spain, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea etc! After some research and league expansions from Steam I have started a game and loaded up 2 nations from each continent that have never had a Champions League winner. I will try and win the Champions League of each continent with a club from one of these nations. Asia - Kuwait and Lebanon Europe - Belgium & Greece Africa - Kenya and Senegal NA - Jamaica & USA (Canadian team only) SA - Peru Oceania - Fiji & Solomon Islands None of those countries have ever had a club win their regions Champions League. Club 1 - Solomon Warriors I decided to start my career by applying for jobs in the Solomon Islands as it was probably one of the easiest countries to get a job in as all the clubs are amateur level. I applied for three clubs and luckily Solomon Warriors offered me the job.
Pretty Warriors...Could you be more pacific? So here I am again, after a few weeks away I'm back with the FM bug. I can't help myself. This time I find myself venturing into the unknown; the Solomon Islands. This will be your typical club & country save with the ultimate aim to win the Club World Championship with the club side and qualify (and attempt to win) the World Cup with the national team. So first let's introduce my chosen club side: Solomon Warriors The club started in 1981 as a 7-a-side team but has since grown into one of the best supported sides in the country. They are also one of the most successful, winning the league in 2012, 2014 and 2017 (although the latter is after I started my management in 2017) as well as winning the Melanesian cup in 2014 and 2015 (for those not in the know it's a competition between the best 2 Solomon Islands and Vanuatu teams). In terms of performance in the Oceanic Champions League, the Warriors have never made it past the group stages. Solomon Islands National Team Shamelessly taken from wikipedia, the NT have a history of doing pretty well to start with, then losing out in the latter stages: "During the 2004 Oceania World Cup qualification/Oceania Cup the team drew 2–2 with Australia and qualified for the second leg. However, in the second leg the Solomon Islands national men's team was humiliated by Australia 5–1 and 6–0 in the two matches, with Australia qualifying for the 2005 Confederations Cup. The Solomons got a second chance against the Socceroos in a two-legged series in September 2005, this time with the winner advancing to a two-legged series against CONMEBOL's fifth-place finisher for a berth in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and the team was thrashed by Australia 7–0 on the first leg and 2–1 in the second played at home. The Solomons were knocked out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup – having got off to a good start winning every game in their qualifying group and comfortably progressing to the knockout rounds, defeats to New Caledonia and then to Vanuatu saw them knocked out of the competition. In 2012, the Solomon Islands held the 2012 OFC Nations Cup which was also the second round of World Cup qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup where they finished in fourth place after qualifying through to the knockout stage by defeating Papua New Guinea and having draws against Fiji and New Zealand. They lost in the semi-final after they lost to the champions Tahiti after Jonathan Tehau scored the only goal. They later lost to New Zealand in the third-place playoff. The third round of World Cup qualifying saw the team finish bottom of the group after only taking one win against Tahiti." They've never won an international competition but have finished runners up in the Pacific Games (1991, 1995 and 2011) and the Oceanic Nations Cup (2004). Behold the Lawson Tama Stadium, home of the National Team and every single club in the Solomon Islands. There is very little in the way of seating, but this stadium can gather up to 30,000 clambering fans. oh and those Bonitos are passionate: