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[FM11] The Ice Cream Dream, The Rise Of Icelandic Football

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Past Winners European

Champions Cup:

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|SEASON    |Winner              |Runner Up                    |
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|2010      |Inter               |FC Bayern                    |
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|2011      |Chelsea             |Barcelona                    |
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|2012      |R. Madrid           |Barcelona                    |
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|2013      |Barcelona           |At. Madrid                   |
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|2014      |FC Bayern           |R. Madrid                    |
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|2015      |Leverkusen          |Benfica                      |
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|2016      |Barcelona           |R. Madrid                    |
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|2017      |R. Madrid           |Benfica                      |
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|2018      |Barcelona           |Napoli                       |
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|2019      |Chelsea             |At. Madrid                   |
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|2020      |Napoli              |Olympique Lyonnais           |
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|2021      |Inter               |R. Madrid                    |
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|2022      |R. Madrid           |Man City                     |
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|2023      |Olympique Lyonnais  |Barcelona                    |
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|2024      |Olympique Lyonnais  |FC Bayern                    |
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|2025      |Man City            |At Madrid                    |
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|2026      |Man City            |Barcelona                    |
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|2027      |R. Madrid           |Barcelona                    |
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|2028      |A.C. Milan          |Tottenham                    |
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|2029      |Inter               |Man City                     |
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Olympique Lyonnais were the first team since A.C. Milan in 1990 to successfulyl defend there title.

EURO Cup:

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|SEASON    |Winner              |Runner Up                    |
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|2010      |At. Madrid          |Fulham                       |
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|2011      |Leverkusen          |Palermo                      |
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|2012      |Porto               |CSKA Moscow                  |
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|2013      |Spartak Moscow      |Benfica                      |
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|2014      |Inter               |Fenerbahce                   |
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|2015      |Man City            |Sunderland                   |
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|2016      |Man Utd             |Schalke                      |
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|2017      |At. Madrid          |Paris Saint-Germain          |
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|2018      |Celtic              |Werder Bremen                |
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|2019      |Arsenal             |Dortmund                     |
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|2020      |Arsenal             |Werder Bremen                |
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|2021      |Juventus            |Arsenal                      |
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|2022      |Tottenham           |Zenit                        |
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|2023      |Palermo             |Leverkusen                   |
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|2024      |AS Monaco FC        |Paris Saint-Germain          |
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|2025      |AS Monaco FC        |Espanyol                     |
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|2026      |PSV                 |Napoli                       |
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|2027      |Liverpool           |Leverkusen                   |
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|2028      |Inter               |KFK                          |
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|2029      |Stuttgart           |AS Monaco FC                 |
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Arsenal are the first team since Real Madrid in 1986 to have defended there title and the first team since Valencia in 1964 to have reached the final for 3 years!

The Rich List

50 Richest Clubs:

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|Position  |Club                |Value                        |
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|1         |R. Madrid           |£1.28b                       |
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|2         |Barcelona           |£998m                        |
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|3         |FC Bayern           |£574m                        |
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|4         |Olympique Lyonnais  |£463m                        |
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|5         |Chelsea             |£421m                        |
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|6         |At. Madrid          |£416m                        |
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|7         |Arsenal             |£403m                        |
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|8         |Inter               |£334m                        |
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|9         |Man City            |£277m                        |
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|10        |Aachen              |£275m                        |
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|11        |Man Utd             |£248m                        |
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|12        |Tottenham           |£244m                        |
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|13        |Dortmund            |£226m                        |
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|14        |Lazio               |£226m                        |
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|15        |Doncaster           |£188m                        |
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|16        |Juventus            |£178m                        |
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|17        |OM                  |£174m                        |
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|18        |Bielefeld           |£173m                        |
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|19        |Valencia            |£165m                        |
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|20        |Liverpool           |£159m                        |
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|21        |Nottm Forest        |£155m                        |
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|22        |HSV                 |£153m                        |
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|23        |Napoli              |£145m                        |
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|24        |Crystal Palace      |£142m                        |
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|25        |SSheff Utd          |£142m                        |
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|26        |West Ham            |£132m                        |
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|27        |Paris Saint-Germain |£132m                        |
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|28        |Peterborough        |£131m                        |
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|29        |St Pauli            |£126m                        |
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|30        |A.C. Milan          |£118m                        |
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|31        |Sevilla             |£107m                        |
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|32        |Everton             |£105m                        |
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|33        |Schalke             |£105m                        |
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|34        |Ajax                |£101m                        |
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|35        |KFK                 |£100m                        |
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|36        |Feyenoord           |£99m                         |
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|37        |Aston Villa         |£98m                         |
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|38        |Stuttgart           |£96m                         |
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|39        |Roma                |£93m                         |
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|40        |Fulham              |£93m                         |
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|41        |PSV                 |£91m                         |
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|42        |Middlesbrough       |£91m                         |
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|43        |Porto               |£89m                         |
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|44        |Los Angeles         |£89m                         |
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|45        |Osnabruck           |£87m                         |
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|46        |Koblenz             |£85m                         |
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|47        |New York            |£85m                         |
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|48        |Sao Paulo           |£85m                         |
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|49        |Girondins Bordeaux  |£85m                         |
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|50        |AS Moanco FC        |£83m                         |
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All of the strange lower leage teams that are really rich are a bug with View Only as far as I can see as they have no chairman and very few transfers. The highest transfer I saw was £16k.

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Your 20 year information screenshot's not working Flamers. May have to be re-uploaded :thup:

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Nice summary Flamers :thup: (and what iacovone said)

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Fixed it, wrong file format in the link. Try now :)

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Great update man, really good to see the history of all the different leagues :)

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I would have done the top 3 of each league but that took me 2-3 hours to type out as it was, if you want cup info or a specific team then just post up :)

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I think mine was built earlier on and from a much smaller stadium (2500 capacity) Int he boardroom request bit it says "Attendance: 22968" which I think is what it SHOULD be.

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I started out with a 1,000 seat stadium. Ended up selling that stadium for a new one. hmmm interesting. Dunno what to say.

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200 seats, 2500 capacity :D It was huge... :p

I think I have another 9 seasons to go to get to the "20 year rule"

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You can only get a new stadium every 20 years. That rule

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Well I am 11 years in, so I am testing if this rule is true. I think daf found it but that was FM10....

You would think a club with £50m+ in the bank and a feeder club in the Chinese Super League could build a new stadium when they wanted...

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And I'm assuming you pretty much have 100% filled stadiums too, might just be the case

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Yep, 12900+ attendance average which includes cup games vs 4th tier teams etc. I have no reason for not getting a new stadium.

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I'm in the same boat. Yeah must be an unwritten rule there somewhere 20 years in between stadiums

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Can't wait for 20 seasons... There will be a new update soon, just writing it now :)

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Season 21 Prevue - Urvalsdeild:

Results | Expectations | Media Expectations

Qualified from my group and managed to hold Real to a draw at my place! We also were slightly better! A wonderful game if I do say so myself!

Usual expectations, I arranged so friendlies with 4th tier teams to give them £20k each, hopefully that will help improve the standard of football if I keep paying teams down there.

Finances | Transfers

A lot of money, no new stadium and chairman taking £11.25m, standard season really.

No transfers in this year yet! I have a young squad (average match day squad age is well below 23!) so I have no need, plenty of players are going on loan the Morecambe.

Squad

Basically the same as last year.

Squad

Claudio Sánchez GK Didn't get a single game last season, I want to keep him until he retires though and have him as a Goalkeeping coach.

Michal Wawrzyniak GK Out on loan as per normal.

Karsten Schwarz GK Definitely second choice, if I can keep him for another 400 odd days then he becomes Iceland's number 1 keeper. That is my goal. Then I might sell him on.

Buba Conateh GK A great player and is getting better every game! He really showed some class in the Champions League, must to Real's annoyance!

New Steinar Sigurðsson GK Half star CA, two and a half PA. Another half decent youth to come through, he's off to Morecambe on loan to get experience. He could prove to be my number 2 for a long time.

Slobodan Jevremovic D R/C A season out at Liege should help him find a new club.

Jon Karanka D R/L/C Another season with very few games. He is needed sometimes though.

Mauricio Cornejo D R/C A starter now, he also has a Chile cap at the tend age of 20.

Hüseyin Kahraman D R/C, WB R He gets rotated now with the other youths, still a solid player though.

Milutin Damjanovic D C 12 starts last season, not bad. He is still first could for Montenegro.

Cicinho D C Plays as a sub sometimes, part of my fringe.

Mark Chabalala D C Season on loan to help him get confidence and help move on.

Garðar Sævarsson D C After his season as Fram's first choice he has now packed his bags to England and (not so) sunny Morcambe to join about 15 other players I have there.

David Hernández D C A fine season, leading the defensive line many times. Part of the Spain U21's setup at 19.

New. Aron Helgason D C One and a half star PA, not going to be much but sent to Morecambe to try and get some game time. Hopefully he will come back and be brought by another Icelandic club.

New. Moedim D R, WB R Currently being retrained to a DC.

Federico González D C, DM, M C Definitely has been worth the £5m I paid for him, probably worth about £7.5-£10m now.

Bruno D C, DM, M C I am in two minds, he's good but wants a lot of money. He might be moved on sooner than he wants.

Nicolás Barreto D C, DM, M C A few appearances last season, he is being slowly added to the squad, at 19 he has plenty of time ahead of him.

Bigu D L, WB L, M L Amazing, I have had £7m+ bids for him, that shows how much quality this young Brazilian has.

Rui Abreu WB L, M L, AM L Played MR one game as was great, might be retrained or just left to finish his career and join the back room.

Mariano Salomón DM, M C I could sign him as a scout but he has ****ed me off.

Thierry Diaby DM, M C 17 caps for Ivory Coast, he starts most games get barely gets an appearance for me.

Caetano DM, M C Not as good as I hoped and is moaning about not starting games, offered out on Loan.

Alexandr Ivanov DM, M C Still young but is looking better.

Martín Fontana DM, M C, AM C Started about moaning about wanting a bigger club. Hopefulyl I can keep him under control, if not I have players who can replace him.

Thabo Nhlapo M L, AM L/C, ST Transfer listed by request, out on loan in Cyprus

Jurica Tomljenovic M R, AM R Still a bit yellow happy but is getting better. Needs to improve his fitness though, he struggles to finish one game.

Edgar González M R, AM R Plays about 30 minutes every game due to poor Stamina and Natural Fitness of all of my MR's.

Sebastián Marino M L, AM L He went on loan to Boca and is starting most games! Hopefully that should improve him a lot!

Sasa Marjanovic M C, AM C Maturing well, I expect big things in the future.

Ousmane Soumah AM R, ST He is basically god in FM terms. Somehow hasn't become a "World Class" striker but oh well, he is to me! This proves it as well, rated as the second best striker in the world!

Oleg Panin AM R/C, ST Still progressing well, could drop back into AMC or stay as a striker.

Derlis Bareiro AMC, ST Now fully capped and my 2nd striker.

Rodrigo ST Didn't play much last season but good when injury hits, he is getting a good number of appearances for Iceland too.

Franklin Bastardo ST Just 3rd choice, not by much but works well with anyone he is put with.

Youth Spotlight

1. Aron Helgason D C One and a half star PA, not going to be much but sent to Morecambe to try and get some game time. Hopefully he will come back and be brought by another Icelandic club.

If you want any more screenshots then just ask me.

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/fixed

Any other links?

The squad was the same anyways as well :p

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Looking at your squad Flamers, they all look fantastic! Out of interest, how are you managing to keep them? And how are you keeping them happy? Are they not wanting to move on to bigger clubs and bigger leagues? Plus that's a lot of nationalities...I guess they don't have any problems gelling in the freezing Icelandic terrain?

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I am managing to keep them as winning games keeps them happy :p I bat off about 20-50 offers each transfer window, a couple complain but I just say "I believe the club can grow and I want you to be a part of that" and due to the fact I'm a club legend and they are ambitious they stay :)

This is why: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/265764-How-many-languages-can-your-team-speak?p=6824004#post6824004

Most of my players speak Icelandic and another language so it helps new ones settle. The weirdest thing happened. I had a 32 y/o who has spent about 8 seasons here complain of home sickness.. :s

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Yes, I have the same experience in my career at Prestatyn Town. I begin to roll my eyes every January and every August, as I fend off all the transfer proposals. I mean, really. Don't you get what I mean by a hands off warning??? :rolleyes:

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I don't even bother with the warnings. I just have reject all on every key player.

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Most of my players speak Icelandic and another language so it helps new ones settle. The weirdest thing happened. I had a 32 y/o who has spent about 8 seasons here complain of home sickness.. :s
Don't know if you remember Nenad Arnautovic from my game, but he had that after a good decade at the club - crazy!

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Yeah I had a guy do that to me as well, first complained he did everything he think he could achieve with my club... which yeah he did Icelandic title, Champions League 3x, European Supercup 2x, and World Club Cup... sure he did do it all... I convinced him to stay... then he got homesick, and went to England for 8 million Pounds and a 50% pay raise from what I paid him surely eroded his homesickness fast lol.

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Season 21 January February and March Update - Urvalsdeild:

Results | Finances

I will first apologise for being a few days later than I should, I just wanted to finish the European campaign. I made a big tactical error when I went to Inter, I tried to chase goals and ended up conceding 5. If I hadn't we would have probably lost 2-1. At home we thumped them 3-1! I don't know how but we did. Probably a more conservative game helped us.

We got £3m from losing to Inter so that's helped.

Transfers | Squad

Rene is something special as you will see at the start of next season. A true super sub at the minute.

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That's a shame about the Inter tie. Mind you, if they hadn't won the first leg so heavily they might have sent a better team for the second leg.

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Trust me, it was the A team.. Same players

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Just wanted to comment on this flamers.

Great read. I LOVE reading success of small obscure clubs to european heights and glory. I think within a year or two of a new stadium (with much better finances to support you) you'll be dominating europe. Love how it realistically is possible for a perfect no draw no loss season either in Icelandic play.

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Loving your success - truly remarkable.

Soumah looks absolute quality!

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Its not easy to keep them motivated but every now and again a little bit of doubt shocks them :)

Soumah is amazing. Me and Snakexe are trying something out and by god I miss him.

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It's VERY tough in a situation like this to keep complacency from creeping into the squad domestically. As the song says, "How you gonna keep them down on the farm, when they've seen Gay Paree?"

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What you trying out??

;)

If it goes well there'll be a thread on here about it soon.

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Sneaky sneaky Snakexe ;)

@DSYoungEsq I know it's dreadful but they seem to be working well, lowering the amount of signings I am making is helping them gel but the squad is big enough that they have the fear of being replaced.

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Yeah Complacency is always tough, but in Iceland there are always that one or two international dates that will kill ya if you don't have a good back up squad that can take over. But yeah it gets easier once you can get a bigger stadium. Europe is definitely harder than looks, but since I can do it with Iceland; Flamers will once he gets a bigger stadium.

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I don't make a profit without Europe at the minute due to my 13k seater stadium :(

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I hear you there. I'm just so surprised you were only able to get that too a 13k stadium when mine is at 34,500...

Curious though; whats your highest salary? Mine is 30,500.

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Bruno will be shown the door soon. He's good but not that good.

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