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  1. RKC Waalwijk Well.. the arse recently dropped out of my laptop, meaning I'd lost all my fraud saves and work. Wanting to get back on the horse as soon as possible, I looked at new teams. New leagues. Same youth only policy. But....the choice for my next career was always there. Nagging at me. Tugging at my brain. Lurking in the depths. Calling me like a siren. And I'm back. I can give this team up any time. Any time I wish....
  2. Hey guys, After running out of enthusiasm for my Bosnian youth save, possibly for starting it halfway through a Europe trip, I'm back home and have decided to start a new save in a place very familiar to me in a Football Manager environment. However, there are a few tweaks to how this save is going to develop. The Idea Traditionally, the minnows to giants youth saves seem to be among the most popular on the forums, as evidenced by the multitude of Sammarinese, Faroese and Andorran saves, among other countries. However, there have been very very few that have been successful (I should know, I have a fair few of the unsuccessful ones!). Whether or not this has been due to hitting a glass ceiling in terms of nation quality, or certain bugs in the system (youth recruitment anyone), and just stalled in other ways. San Marino and Andorra have help in the fact that they have clubs in bigger nations like Italy and Spain, but the latter doesn't really offer much in terms of support to up the quality of the national team. But what if a nation had clubs in more than one nation? Three, in fact. Enter Andorra. They have ties with France, Spain and Portugal. What I've done is created three identical teams, one for each country, and placed them into the lowest playable league in the nation. Each with the same stadium (Andorra's national stadium), facilities (10/20 across the board), kits etc. The only real difference is the reputation, which I made as a middle ground in the division, not too strong to get promoted straight away and not too weak to be relegated, possibly to be never seen again. They even have the same name, 'The Youth of Andorra', each translated to the language of the nation they will be playing in (Portuguese, French, and Spanish). It's an experiment of sorts, to try and see if it will help develop Andorra as a footballing nation and hopefully spill over into the domestic side of things. As for the club I am managing, it is a club formerly known as FC Engordany, rebranded as the Catalan translation of The Youth of Andorra (I think). Joventud d'Andorra Squad This is the squad that I inherited. It's a decent squad, an experienced squad, but it's not a very Andorran squad. Aims of the Save - Take the club as far as possible, both domestically and elsewhere using players only from our academy - Topple domestic giants FC Santa Coloma, while holding off the challenge of Lusitans and the rest - Eventually take over the National Team, and take them as far as possible -Monitor the progress of the other 'Youth of Andorra' teams in their respective countries, and determine whether or not my experiment works Let me know what you guys think, feedback is much appreciated. I can't wait to start
  3. Welcome to the third installment of Kafra - the create your own club, youth only save that is based in England! After the great success I had with Kafra in the first installment (FM 16) of this save, the second version (FM17) faltered as I was bogged down with real life. The hope here is that the third version will fall more in line with the original than the sequel - I am already a season in, and it has been a fantastic start. So again, welcome to the third installment of the Kafra franchise!
  4. I have created a new league system in England called the Endurance Leagues. I have replaced the standard top 6 tiers with 20 new leagues. In the new system, the top 19 leagues have 46 teams per league who play each other twice. In the main there are 10 promotion and relegation spots per league. However, as I wanted to put all English clubs in the league system, I had to make the bottom league have 78 teams to fit the rest of the clubs in. But in this league they only play each other once, with 10 promotion spot up for grabs. I will be managing New College Academy in the Endurance Level 20 league with the aim to see how far i can get up the pyramid using only youth team players. I have given them the best facilities possible. However as there is no prize money in the leagues I will have to rely on selling players to keep the facilities up to scratch. Managing the fitness of my players will be key as I cannot make any substitutions in these leagues. I will post updates every youth intake day and every four months in game.
  5. I decided to do a San Marino challenge based on the one that @Bedese does with one difference. I will be playing as Murata were decent but not good according to the standings in my game. I'll also try to keep a few things like biggest transfers, first goal... first player to get to top 4, etc. One thing I did consider to make it interesting is rebuying back players. For example I can sell someone to a team... and then in two years I can buy him back if they keep him on the bench ala Chelsea. ( A previous save actually loaned a player I used as a starter to a worse team the year after I sold him to them) Anyway, here's some history: Here's our hero who gave up soccer at age 5 only to rediscover it in his twenties after his hair fell out. You may have noticed... I started early. I likey our board. My team has issues according to the assistant coach: Speaking of Mr. Ass Man. He's the type that drops Yo into every phrase as he makes them tumble down hills. to learn balance. He gets the youth somewhat but stinks otherwise. I'll be judged upon the youth so hopefully Yo-Yo will find some magic. My goal this year is simple. Don't suck.
  6. Spielgemeinschaft Oberes Gericht Hello, and welcome to my career, where I'll (hopefully) take a team from the 9th (!) tier of Austrian football to the top. Or at least that is my goal. I know this will take a long time, and I hope I will have some readers with me along the way. My only reason for taking charge of SPG Oberes Gericht was because of their kits. I love me some nice kits! As per usual, there will be no transfers in this save. I have made a rule for myself though, if we can buy back players that we have sold, I will do it, as they still count a home-grown. We start our journey in the lower leagues of Austrian football, in the city of Pfunds to be exact, where Dølle Døkk has been appointed manager of Spielgemeinschaft Oberes Gericht. We're predicted to finish 10th in the league this season, so the media is not overly optimistic about our chances to reach the top of the table. I do not believe we can go straight up, but I feel like a mid table position will be achievable. The database can be found HERE. The Manager Only the basics really. Two nationalities chosen at random, and I ended up as a Bolivian/Bhutanese man! We start with a stadium owned by another team, but I hope we can get a stadium built for ourselfes in the next 30 years... We have Below Average training facilities, not bad at this level I think! I guess the league setup has changed in the last seasons, as this look really weird! You can't see it in this picture, but most of these teams are B teams for higher ranked teams in the leagues above us. Senior Squad The main problem at the moment is that we have just one CM, and I need two in my tactic. I guess the U18 players have to step up already now! Key player for us this year has to be Walter Fallmann, a cam that I hope we can keep a hold of. He does not really look like anything special, but I guess that's how it is in these lower leagues! U18 Squad A lot of 5* players, but thats also something I knew would happen. The best of the bunch at this time is another Fallmann, first name Lukas. He's also a cam, and he will feature for us this season I'm sure. When the youth intake day comes, I will be tagging the players with (YPxx), I've seen a lot people on this site do this, and It looks like a great way to keep track of players. The U18 players this season will have the(YP00x) tag, as they were already here when I started the save. English is not my first language, so there will be grammar mistakes, but I do my best. Please leave a comment if you like what you see, and be sure to give me suggestions on how I can make this a more interesting read! Also if someone knows what I have to do so that I can change the size of the images again, help will be appreciated!
  7. After having a tonne of fun in last year's edition of FM, in which I won the Champions League with Montenegrin side Buducnost Podgorica using only players that came through my youth academy, I've decided to continue this in the same region, but with another country. It's a slightly stronger nation than Montenegro in my opinion, but it's still going to be a tough time in Bosnia! I've chosen a team that has a fairly strong footing in the country, and is perhaps best known for producing the country's greatest ever player, Edin Dzeko. The expectations don't seem to be that high, and with a spot already in the Europa League there will be some money being pumped in almost immediately. The facilities are also ideal for this sort of challenge without being too overpowered I think. FYI: The in game editor is in use. This is due to the fact that I want to change the kit every other year, to keep things a little fresh, as the kits are quite plain in my opinion. There won't be wholesale changes, possibly just one change every second year, but I plan the final product to be very different to the original. Secondly, I want to observe the dynamic rivalries a little closer. I may document them, I may not. However, with so many rivalries already, it will be interesting to see if some get stronger or some die out. Manager Profile Enough beating around the bush; lets get into it!
  8. OH HAI THERE I have been lurking on the forums for a decade now, so might as well join in on the fun. This will be an attempt at Gundo + YA only challenge since I have done a few seasons with the new scouting system and still can't get a good hold of it. My journey will take me to the glorious land of Lithuania. Another Lithuanian save, you might think (FK Tauras), but no, there is so much more to this. I'll be using my very own db that's on steam workshop if anyone fancies a go. In a nutshell, Lithuania youth rating is upped by 10 to 74 and some new real teams are added for the bigger towns (so hopefully, bigger crowds). The biggest change is the reshuffle of the league system. IRL, Lithuania has a 9 team top division dominated by a Celtic-like club followed by a 16 club division monstrosity beneath that. All of this is revamped in the db, there are 4 tiers, top tier with 8 clubs and a championship playoff for top 6. The second division has most of the B teams, 14 B+A teams in total. Third division has two groups, 9 clubs each and bottom tier has 3 groups, 9 clubs each. With 3 extra teams, this adds up to 64 teams that compete in the cup for that elusive European spot. Speaking of Europe, Lithuania only has 1 CL spot and 3 EL spots and the coefficients are not going up any time soon. Top division is pro/semi-pro, second division is semi-pro/ama and everything below consists of amateur and B sides. Now, I started in July 2017 and simmed the game until New Year's, which is Lithuania's season reset date. Upon starting a new season, I created a new manager (No badges, SL experience), two new teams got promoted to the bottom and one of them even accepted my application. NB: The first couple of attempts were buggy, so I had to restart over. Head here for a proper start. A very warm welcome to FK Druskininkai (Derived from lithuanian word for salt - druska) All the facilities are at 1 as you can see but at least we got a fairly nice stadium and it's located in a 14k pop town. My chairman seems to be fairly understanding too and after a bit of negotiating let me do my coaching badges, The finances look great for this level, we have £30k in the bank and are not bleeding being amateur side Finally, the squad. There is only word to describe it - abysmal. Noone is fast or strong or good in any way. We only have 15 players, so I better hold on to these useless guys until the first intake. The aims for the save are two-fold. Short-term: Survive first season Upgrade the youth coaching, there are no facilities, so CA is king. Make a cup run at any cost. Cup provides a tiny bit of money but this level this is the difference between extra level in YC. Long term: Promote from the bottom division all the way to the top Become semi-pro/professional club Have players represent the national team Win the cup Win the league Qualify for group stages of a European competition Win a European competiton Considering, the side is amateur and there isn't much to start working with, this is going to take a while..
  9. "Everyone who is normal... sees themselves in us." --- Giampaolo Mazza, San Marino NT Coach.
  10. Another FM another Youth Academy/Dafuge try, this time with Hitchin. The original team was on the inaugural FA Cup, so it will be an objective to win it. So far I normally just stay in the same league I started, let's see if this save will be different. This is the Beta so hope no strange bug affects the save, also hope to not get fired while learning how to manage in the new edition.
  11. For the last three years of Football Manager I have tried to take Wick Academy to glory using only the players that start there and then youth players who come through the system. All that can be found https://community.sigames.com/topic/363758-these-weans-get-right-on-my-wick/ Here for FM16 https://community.sigames.com/topic/387793-fm17-the-wicker-man-reboot-or-arrgghhh-not-the-weans/ Here for the really rubbish FM17 version https://community.sigames.com/topic/418824-fm18-wick-face-to-face-with-the-manager-who-sold-the-weans/ And here for last year's version It's sad, so sad It's a sad, sad situation and it's getting more and absurd... So here we go again. Same ****, different year. Thanks to @Morrissey for his funky awesome Scottish database as usual and I will add no more as my intro to Wick in the 2016 thread sums it all up. TO HARMSWORTH ONCE MORE!
  12. So with the new uni season starting, but also with no money in my pocket, the only sensible solution is to start a new, hopefully long term, save in a ******** of a league, with a crappy team, and to put salt on the wound, going youth only The pick of the team is CE Carroi from the Andorra Segona Divisio! I actually went with Carroi because as we see in Wikipedia: Founded in 2014 as a football academy[1] CE Carroi has been a successful club at the national youth level also taking part in internationally renowned youth competitions in Europe, such as the Mediterranean International Cup[2] or the Andorra International Cup.Although, the club is known by his football academy and school, in July 2015 CE Carroi created a senior team to compete at the highest levels in the country thus being admitted in Segona Divisió. And in the pic above you can see the poor ****er myself, hopefully the builder of a succesful Andorran football empire
  13. I have taken over as Hull City boss under the alias Scrotty McBuggerBalls with the aim of staying in the league. I will only use youth players from my own academy and use the same tactic every match.
  14. Welcome to the Club of Pioneers; a worldwide network of the oldest continuing football clubs. The Club of Pioneers was founded in 2013 by Sheffield FC, the first & oldest football club in the world. The Club of Pioneers aims to discover and connect the world's oldest existing football clubs, to build a global network of like-minded football clubs to promote the importance of football history and the grass roots and amateur game. The Sheffield Football Club Foundation awards the honorary membership within the “Club of Pioneers” to those football clubs, who: 1.Still play football in amateur and/ or professional football competition today. 2. Have constantly existed as a sports organisation since their date of foundation. (exceptions for periods of inactivity due to external reasons, for example war) 3. Are by definition the oldest existing football club of their country, referring to the foundation date of a football team as part of a multi-sport club or as a proper football club, playing to association football rules. 4. Live and support the values of the game: Integrity, Respect, Community. My aim is to manage each of the above clubs, where possible, in a series of different saves however I will document them all in this thread. Of course I'm going to add my own rule - the club of pioneers are going Youth Only! The aim is to win the top flight league with each team - continental cups can be a bonus. This should keep me nice and busy throughout FM19
  15. Welcome, to my first save of FM19, my beta save which will be a youth only challenge with Athletic Bilbao! Whilst this may be youth only I have loaded Spain as playable and every other nation in Europe as view-only with a database size of 58,000 players to get a detailed level of European players, I will also be documenting any major transfers that happen during each transfer window. The aim? Try and win silverware, develop Basque players, new and existing and see how far we can go before the Fraud Thread kicks off!
  16. Yes I apologise it's another career. I've really struggled to become attached to any clubs so I'm heading back to England, or more specifically Cornwall. Last FM I spent some time managing Porthleven but now with @Dan BHTFC adding in the Trelawny leagues I'm going to go a bit lower, down to the 13th tier to St. Buryan or the Trelawny Premier League. Why St. Buryan? Well, I like 'geographically challenged' places let's say, and St. Buryan FC is the closest club to Land's End. And why Cornwall? Well, Truro are the best side in Cornwall and they're currently in the Vanarama South promotion playoff spots and I don't think there are any other Cornish sides above the 10th tier. Also, just this season alone 4 teams in the Trelawny League have had to fold due to a lack of players and with Cornwall being a fair distance away from anywhere else in the country (Devon have Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City) It would cost quite a lot of money to travel outside the county so Cornish clubs struggle in affording the step up. *Enhance* *Enhance* *Enhance* *Enhance* I am well aware that the level 22 file has issues but even if this does get lost to a crash dump I will be restarting as St. Buryan once the full file is out, in a test save I'd holidayed until the 3rd season with no problems at all. We have no players so I'll sign up all these greys to make do until the youth candidates come through.
  17. On Top Of The Weld: A Titanic Challenge Introduction The Harland & Wolff cranes Samson and Goliath dominate the skyline in Belfast. Now diversifying into repairs, civil engineering and offshore energy, Harland & Wolff are most famous for being one the greatest shipmakers of all time. The White Star Line ships Olympic, Britannic and of course the Titanic were all built by Harland & Wolff. In the height of it's heyday H & W employed thousands of people from the city and one faction of these, the Welders, decided to set up their own Football & Social Club in 1965. In I come as a young up-and-coming manager with a dream of making Harland & Wolff famous for it's youth academy as well as it's ships. It's going to be a titanic challenge though, considering we're starting without a youth setup at all... We're also expected to finish 11th out of 12, so it could be a tough first season. Key Players Yes that's right, our best player is 41 years old . I reckon we can get a couple more seasons out of him. McKeown is exactly the kind of experienced player you need in your side, his mental attributes are very impressive, though his pace is woeful. Not the most technically gifted strikers, but he makes up for it with pace, movement and composure. Our only foreigner, but you certainly wouldn't mess with him! He's a man mountain at 6'5 and will sit in our midfield to win it in the air or on the ground and move it on. McMurray is the injection of pace in our backline, helping cover for the lack of pace in players like McKeown.
  18. Saving Football - Frauding a Nation *Voiceover* "...Back in the mists of time, in 2015, a man by name of Hakan ran a small, exclusive coaching academy in the South of France. Before his glory days (see @ManUtd1's excellent thread), he was nothing more than the head of the Académie des Fraudes. He had a few disciples, men who had travelled far and wide to learn the ween ways. Eventually, he could teach them nothing more and abandoned them as he set out to make his fortune. Those pupils gathered around and realised they could outdo the master in following the Youth Only philosophy. They made their way out, under cover of night, and set about conquering France from the inside..." These pupils all got jobs in France's 5th Tier, the Championnat National 3. They were; @Makoto Nakamura - Aubagne FC @wynter - FCSR Haguenau @BoxToBox - Aviron Bayonnais FC @MarcxD - Jean d'Arc Drancy @smp20 - USM Endoume @kidthekid - Le Puy Foot 43 (FM15, retired) @Benjoe - Entente Sportive Le Cannet-Rocheville (FM17) @ManUtd1 - FC Ouest Tourangeau @Deisler26 - FC Sochaux-Montbeliard @oriole01 - Vannes OC @Fer Fuchs Ake - FC Mulhouse @noikeee - TA Cannes @Jimbokav1971 - Racing Coulombes Paris (retired) @Keano16 - Olympique Alès Cévènnes @Bartrcm - La Roche VCF @shaunvamos - FC Aurillac Arpajon @Minuy600 - US Changéenne (retired) @After - F.C Vaulx @Schiavone - U.S Tourcoing Football @Vélodrome - Toulouse Rodéo This, this is their story....
  19. Fair to say that the Scottish Highlands are not the most hospitable places to play football, with tough winter weather, remote landscapes and a small population. The Press & Journal Highland Football League is Tier 5 in Scotland, the first non-league tier. To get into the football league you must win the league, then beat the winner of the Lowland League, and then beat the team that comes last in Scottish League Two. A bit of a hard task. Fort William Fort William are pretty rubbish. They come last most seasons. In 2009 they only got one point. Their points have been in single digits for 9 of the past 13 seasons. Last year they conceded over 180 goals and all six directors left. Since they joined the Highland League in 1985 they have never finished higher than 11th (there are 18 teams at the moment but there were as few as 14 at one point). Quite the task. They play at Claggan Park which is at the foot of Ben Nevis. Technically 1,800 capacity, but that includes an old wooden stand for 400 people and then a perimeter fence. My goal is to develop the youth and see where we can take them. Not we'll ever get them out the league let alone any further, but we'll see!
  20. INTRODUCTION We're back from Bolivia, back from unknown parts of the world. After all those months clawing away in the silver mines of Potosí, my eyes weren't used to the amount of sunlight to be found back on the surface. Therefore, a new save has emerged in another part of the world, much closer to home, where mining is still seen as a proud man's job. We've exchanged the silver for brown coal. We've reached the city with the largest coal fuelled thermal power plant of Europe. Feeling industrious? You bet. We've reached Bełchatów The city of Bełchatów (looking to @Rikulec as to verify that the pronunciation is, indeed, somewhere in the region of "Bear-cha-toof"), is located in the very center of Poland, has about 50,000 inhabitants and is home to one professional football team: Górniczy Klub Sportowy Bełchatów, aka the Miner's Sports Club of Bełchatów, aka GKS Bełchatów. GKS Bełchatów has been a team that's been around in the Polish top flight for the last twenty years, in and out at times, but it's been a respected side. However, after almost winning the national title in 2007, the team has slid down and is coming off back-to-back relegations. Its only trophy in recent years is winning the 2013/2014 First Division, in between two relegations. The club has finished second in a couple of national trophies. But all that is gone. As you can see, a serious slide has occurred in recent years for the Brunatni, or brown coalers. We start this save in the Polish 3rd tier. I'm here to try and stop that slide. The challenge is that I will not be able to bring in players to the club. All that will be done by my DoF, who will handle the incoming transfers. However, I will only allow players to be brought in by our DoF if they're 23 years or younger and coming from either Poland, or one of Poland's six surrounding countries (Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania). This means I still have the possibility to veto the transfers, but that's just because I can't set out any targets as to nationality or age. If the player agrees to both conditions stated above, I will have no choice but to accept the transfer. Obviously, we will still be very much oriented towards our youth setup as well. It's not entirely youth only, but for a big part it is.
  21. Hi all, I'm back again with a new idea I'm keen to try, in a country that's seldom visited in this forum. Well, it is a country pretty commonly managed in, but the country is home to another principality that's becoming popular, as that country doesn't have their own league. Yes, I'm going to Switzerland! More on this shortly......
  22. Growing up Down Wembley Way When the FA announced plans to rebuild Wembley Stadium in 2003, the new stadium came with a promise of making Wembley "one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe." They announced plans to completely transform what was a run down and deprived area, turning it into a vibrant, thriving part of the country. What did they actually do? They built some shops. Wembley resides in Brent, one of the poorest boroughs in London, and arguably the country. 33% of households live in poverty, with 32% of employees earning less than the London Living Wage, the second highest rate for any borough in the city. It's incredibly ethnically diverse - 36% of Brent is White, 34% Asian, 18% Black, 5% Mixed Race and 5% 'other'. However, it's also very run down, and the new Wembley Stadium redevelopment hasn't given much - if anything - to the local community. Brent had the 5th most homicides in London between 2000-2012, and has a bit of a reputation for knife and gun crime. It borders on insanity. You have the 'home of English football' built here. but apart from building some new (expensive) shops and flats, very little has been done to provide real regeneration for the local community. What the area needs is something to bring them together, to give them something to do and keep kids away from falling into the spiralling trap of the gang lifestyle. Something like a football team, maybe?
  23. If there's one region I always come back to when my interest in FM is waning, it's South America. The ridiculously filled game calendars, the vast amount of tournaments, the plethora of talent and two great international tournaments to qualify relatively easily for. This time we're going to country that's been waiting for its share of world fame for quite some time. With only three World Cup appearances (1930, 1950 and 1994), it's not a country that people think of when they think of South American superpowers. However, due to the ridiculous altitude of some of its cities, it always manages to spring up a surprise or two in the CONMEBOL qualifying section. You guessed it baby, we're going to Bolivia. Our aim for this save is to bring Bolivia to respectable heights they've never even faced. If you look at the altitudes some of the earth rises to in Bolivia, and the amount of silver that's been won by the Spaniards in its soil, this should only feel logical, right? To reach our goal of winning silverware, we're headed to the city that provided virtually all of the Spanish Empire's silver: Potosí. The aim is easy: we're going youth only in Bolivia with the aim of national dominance and eventually winning the Libertadores. In time I'll try and see if I can take over the national team and solidify the name of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in the footballing world.
  24. St Pats Athletic: Closest to the Guinness Brewery At just 1.2 miles away, St Pat's Richmond Park is the closest ground to the famous St James' Gate Brewery. Closer, in fact, than St James's Gate F.C. in Ireland's 6th tier who are the original workers club. My aim is to build up the club and eventually compete among the best in Europe. However, I will be doing this with only the current crop of players born in Dublin and also only players in future youth intakes also born in Dublin. As Guinness states, good things come to those who wait, and while it's going to take a long time to build up the academy, it's important that we keep close to our roots. My Irish nationality is stretching the truth a bit, and I wasn't born in Dublin like I've setup here, but I do have Irish heritage and it would be wrong to be anything other than a Dubliner for this challenge. I'm starting with Sunday League Rep, but my true to real life Continental B licence. Despite a strong history, the 5th most successful side in Ireland, St Pat's have been on a downwards spiral since last winning the league and have come close to relegation the last two seasons. We need to ensure that we are a top half top tier side and that will be the aim this season. If we achieve more than that, fantastic, but we have a small squad to start with. This is the 16 man squad I have to start with. Several players, including star striker Jake Keegan, have been demoted to the u19s and I will be looking to sell them as they don't meet the criteria. According to St Pat's website Maher, Toney and Lennon are all Dublin-born so I've kept them on. From now on we won't have that ambiguity as regen players will have a clearly defined birthplace. I'm not looking forward to cutting potential stars not born in Dublin, but that's the rules I've set.
  25. After two previous attempts at saves on this forum failed to hold my interest (turns out I don't like making transfers in this game), I have decided to revert back to the tried and tested youth only challenge. My first attempt at youth only on FM18 resulted in success, even if the original nation didn't work out. So based on that, I've gone back to a nation and a club I've managed before, and one in which I had a lot of fun watching it grow. Off to Andorra again, and with the youth recruitment bug sorted out this should be fun, as even without upgraded youth recruitment I was still able to produce some decent players. Aims are the same as always, develop from within until we win a European club championship. National team success is also a long term aim. This is the setup I have: Portugal, France and Spain are all playable as our players may choose to go there and those three countries either share a border with or have history with Andorra. England is playable because it will be interesting to monitor how the league changes over the course of the save.
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