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A Vida Curta (LLR's Short Challenges)

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[CENTER][COLOR=darkgreen][B]A Vida Curta[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=teal][I]The Short Half[/I][/COLOR]

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[COLOR=red][B]The Plan[/B][/COLOR]

I am going to post a series of short challenges that are no longer than half a season.For example you could find yourself in charge of Shrewsbury Town attempting to go as far as you can in the FA Cup, or you could be Darmstadt trying to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga, or maybe you will be leading Boavista in Promotion back to the Liga Sagres. Then again it could be battling to get through a Euro Cup group stage, or leading Croatia to World Cup Glory.

There are many possible paths, and many possible challenges. Remember these challenges can be attempted in any order, and you can complete as many or as few of them as you wish. Just great for a short afternoon session (Or late night, or whenever else), but most of all Enjoy them all. And new entrants are welcome at any time, join in and do whichever challenges you wish.

[COLOR=red][B]The Rules[/B][/COLOR]

Well as I will be providing the database, I don't need to worry about database rules, though for simplicity here is what I will be generally using, any changes to this will be advised in the challenge overview.
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Leagues Loaded[/I]
[U]Large[/U]
In a large database there will be 15-20 Leagues from a variety of nations with extra players loaded from the Continent in focus.

[U]Medium[/U]
In the Medium Challenges there will be a database of 5-10 Leagues total from a mix of nations and no extra players loaded.

[U]Small[/U]
These ones will be loaded as just the leagues of one nation, will be perfect for fast processing speeds and also for computers with less capability.

Other Rules are pretty simple:
NO use of Scouting or Editing Programs
You can only sign players that you can either Scout or from a trial
Anything else will be mentioned in the individual challenge Overviews
Manager Rep should be set as Automatic

[COLOR=red][B]Posting Rules[/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=#333333][FONT=Lucida Grande]Player naming is allowed. (This is a warning for those of you who do not wish to see this)
Discussion of tactics is allowed. (This is another warning for those of you who do not wish to see this)
Please use screenshots for any aspect of your game you wish to share - this is actively encouraged!
When you join the challenge, could you post a screenshot of your manager's profile as soon as you join your club. [/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]

Hopefully that is all clear, now onto the best part, the Challenges themselves

[CENTER][COLOR=darkgreen][B]The Challenges[/B][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 1: The Cup or The League? <Large>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=red]Padroense Futebol Clube[/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

Padroense Futebol Clube is a club competing in the Portuguese Second Division Central.
The Challenge involves a choice, avoid relegation or chase the Taca de Portugal.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Padroense, your club has managed only 9pts from 15 games so far this season and sit 8pts from safety, but at the same time they have managed to make the quarterfinals of the Taca de Portugal where they have a massive game against Sporting CP coming up. As the new Manager you need to make a decision, do you go for Glory and chase the Cup victory as unlikely as it seems, or do you try to keep the club away from Relegation?

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: England: Down to Blue Square North/South, Spain: Down to Second Division B, Portugal: Down to Second Division, Italy: Down to Serie C2, Germany: Down to Third Division. Players are also loaded from Top Division Clubs in Europe.
[I][URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/260047-A-Vida-Curta-%28LLR-s-Short-Challenges%29?p=6635538&viewfull=1#post6635538"]The Full Challenge[/URL][/I]
[I][URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20157626/The+Cup+or+The+League.fm"]The Save Game[/URL][/I]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 2: Are you Stan Cullis? <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00]Wolverhampton Wanders FC[/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

Wolverhampton Wanders are a club competing in the English Premier League.
The Challenge involves a surprise run for Wolves, they are currently 4th in the League and heading to Europe.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Wolves, they have managed to make it to 4th in the league, a great effort for the club predicted 17th for this season. The date is February 1st, the transfer window has just closed, with 46pts Wolves are 8pts from 1st and 9pts ahead of Villa in 5th. Can you make history and lead them to their first top division league title since 1959? Or will you just aim for Europe?

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: England: Down to League 2.
[I][URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/260047-A-Vida-Curta-%28LLR-s-Short-Challenges%29?p=6635538&viewfull=1#post6635538"]The Full Challenge[/URL][/I]
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20161565/Are+you+Stan+Culis.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 3: The Mainztay? <Medium>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=red]1. FSV Mainz 05[/COLOR]
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Mainz are a club competing in the German Bundesliga.
The Challenge involves a terrible drop in from for Mainz, they are currently 17th in the League and heading to Relegation.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Mainz, in 2010/11 they managed to win the Bundesliga, since then they have dropped off in form. In 2011/12 they managed to finish 14th and survive, this season though they are struggling against relegation. Can you make sure the former champions can survive in the league? Or is there something greater meant for this season? Or is it all over for the 2011 Champions?

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Scotland: Second Division, Germany: Third Division, Spain: Second Division B.
[I][URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/260047-A-Vida-Curta-%28LLR-s-Short-Challenges%29?p=6635538&viewfull=1#post6635538"]The Full Challenge[/URL][/I]
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20184418/The+Mainstay.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]

[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 4: Do you have the Heart? (The Hard Road) <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=red]Melbourne Heart FC[/COLOR]
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Melbourne Heart FC are a club competing in the Hyundai A-League.
The Challenge involves a playoff qualification, and a coming away trip to take a title chance.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Melbourne Heart FC, the club is in its inaugural season and has miraculously made it to the Hyundai A-League Finals series in the 6th spot in the league. You will be traveling away no matter the result of the final game in the Regular season, The trip will be to either Wellington or Townsville and it is sudden death, so your challenge could be over in the first game, or you could go on through 4 matches and win the title by the hard road. Can you win the title? Or is your Heart made of stone?

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Australia: Hyundai A-League only.
[I][URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/260047-A-Vida-Curta-%28LLR-s-Short-Challenges%29?p=6635538&viewfull=1#post6635538"]The Full Challenge[/URL][/I]
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20184709/Have+you+got+the+Heart.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]

[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 5: Risen from the Ashes (The Easy Road) <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=black]Wellington Phoenix FC[/COLOR]
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Wellington Phoenix FC are a club competing in the Hyundai A-League.
The Challenge involves a final Regular Season game, with Minor Premiership up for grabs, then the Playoffs.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of The Phoenix in the Hyundai A-League, your club are currently sitting 3rd in the league with one game remaining. League Leaders Perth Glory have already played their final game and sit 2pts ahead, your opponent in this match will be North Queensland Fury who are currently 2nd (1pt ahead), the mission is simple, win your final game and win the Minor Premiership. Then go on and win the Finals Trophy from the easy road. Can you complete the Double? Or will you fall out of contention?

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Australia: Hyundai A-League only.
[I][URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/260047-A-Vida-Curta-%28LLR-s-Short-Challenges%29?p=6635538&viewfull=1#post6635538"]The Full Challenge[/URL][/I]
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20184712/Rising+from+the+Ashes.fm"] [I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]

[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 6: Roving to Europe <Large>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=royalblue]Blackburn Rovers[/COLOR]
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Blackburn Rovers are a club competing in the English Premier League.
The Challenge involves a great chance in Europe for Blackburn.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League. Currently your club sits in 5th in the League with just 11 games remaining. This would see your club qualifying for Europe, this is your main aim in the challenge, but you are also in the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup and could look to go all the way there as the remaining Challengers look weak in comparison. So is Roving to Europe for you? Or will you win the FA Cup for some Glory?

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: England: Down to Blue Square North/South, Spain: Down to Second Division B, Portugal: Down to Second Division, Italy: Down to Serie C2, Germany: Down to Third Division. Players are also loaded from Top Division Clubs in Europe.
[I][URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/260047-A-Vida-Curta-%28LLR-s-Short-Challenges%29?p=6635538&viewfull=1#post6635538"]The Full Challenge[/URL][/I]
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20184721/Roving+to+Europe.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 7: Champion Croats <Medium>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=red]Croatia[/COLOR]
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Croatia are an European Nation competing in Group B of the European Championships.
The Challenge involves a great team of Croats going for the European Crown.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Croatia competing in Group B of the European Championships against Italy, Belarus and Norway. Currently ranked third in the world Croatia came third in the 2014 World Cup, behind Chile & Brazil, they are up against Italy ranked 13th, Belarus ranked 27th and Norway ranked 31st. The challenge of winning Croatia's first major title is in front of you.

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Scotland: Second Division, Germany: Third Division, Spain: Second Division B.
[I][URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/260047-A-Vida-Curta-%28LLR-s-Short-Challenges%29?p=6635538&viewfull=1#post6635538"]The Full Challenge[/URL][/I]
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20207214/Croats.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 8: The Group of Death <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=blue]Scotland[/COLOR]
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Scotland are an European Nation competing in Group B of the 2014 World Cup
The Challenge involves a great team of Scots going for the World Cup Trophy.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Scotland and are lining up for the 2014 World Cup in Group B with a World Ranking of 13th, you have been drawn into the Group of Death for the tournament alongside Mexico (8th), Chile (9th), & Nigeria (12th). First you need to advance from this group as the first Scottish team to complete that mission, can you then go on to win a World Cup?

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Italy: Down to Serie C2
[I][URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/260047-A-Vida-Curta-%28LLR-s-Short-Challenges%29?p=6635538&viewfull=1#post6635538"]The Full Challenge[/URL][/I]
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20207253/Group+of+Death.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 9: Time for Caribbean Flair <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=royalblue]Netherlands Antilles[/COLOR]
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Netherlands Antilles are a Caribbean Nation competing in Group D of the 2010 Caribbean Championship.
The Challenge involves a small nation going for a one of the smallest international trophies.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Netherlands Antilles, they are about to compete in the Caribbean Championships. You have about 4 months to scout your team before leading them in the Island Championships. During this time you have two friendlies, worth challenge points, and hopefully you can use them as building blocks to stage a true title contention in the Championships. Can you show the Caribbean Flair needed or will you play a flat 4-4-2?

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: USA: MLS Only + All players from Caribbean Loaded.
[I]The Full Challenge[/I]
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20225583/Carribean+Flair.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 10: It's a Sassy Europa <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=darkgreen]US Sassuolo Calcio[/COLOR]
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Sassuolo are an Italian club competing in the Italian Serie B.
The Challenge involves a Europa League challenge for the reigning Coppa Italia Runner-ups.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Sassuolo, while they made it to the Coppa Italia Final last season and qualified for Europe, they also managed to find themselves relegated from the Serie A as they only managed two league victories all season. So now in Serie B, and in the Italian Super Cup as well as heading to the Europa League. In a change on other challenges, this will be a first half of the season challenge, and all rewards will be related to results by Christmas. So your job is to head to Sassuolo and give them the best Christmas presents you can, the ultimate would be leading the League having won the Super Cup over Roma, and also still in the Europa League as well. Can you be successful straight out of the box for 6 months?

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Italy: Down to Serie C2
[I]The Full Challenge[/I]
[I][URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20225589/Sassy_Europa_fm"]The Save Game[/URL][/I]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 11: Man You can't always Bridesmaid <Medium>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=red]Manchester United[/COLOR]
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Manchester United are a club competing in the English Premier League.
The Challenge involves a Champions League Run for the World's best known club.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Manchester United, Alex Ferguson retired in June 2012 after another Runners-up effort in the Champions League, in his last five seasons the club won it once, and were bridesmaids on 3 occasions. Your number one job in taking over in January 2013 is to finally bring the Champions League title back to Old Trafford. At the same time you will need to continue to compete in the league and in the FA Cup or the club is likely to fire you for not giving them the performances they expect. The club is currently comfortably leading the League, while having reasonable match-ups in the FA Cup, vs Walsall and against Porto in the Champions League. The team is still great two years down the road, so the game is in your hands.

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Top Leagues Only: England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal & Russia
[I]The Full Challenge[/I]
[I][URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20225587/Man_You_for_Two_fm"]The Save Game[/URL][/I]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 12: One Single Point <Small>

[/B][/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=navy][B] [COLOR=darkslateblue]Boler Idrettsforening[/COLOR][/B][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#ff8c00][/COLOR]Boler IF are a club competing in the Norwegian 2nd Division Group 2.
The Challenge involves a single point through 13 games, and attempting a Great Escape

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Boler IF, your club has been promoted in April 2016 to the 2nd Division of Norwegian Football. It has been a complete struggle to get points and the club has managed just a single point through the first half of the season, what remains is thirteen games for the club to attempt to avoid relegation. Your job is simple, do better than former manager, Ole-Kristian Vikan, each game is another chance to do better than him. Any result better than the first half will result in a small haul of points.

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Norway (Above 2nd Division)
[I]The Full Challenge[/I][URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20328718/A+Single+Point.fm"]
[I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]

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[B][COLOR=red]The Competition Standings[/COLOR][/B]

[code]
|---------------------|-----------------|--------|-----------|--------------------|
| The Challengers | # of Challenges | Points | Pts/Chlng | Best Performance |
|---------------------|-----------------|--------|-----------|--------------------|
| Jambo98 | 1 | 30 | 30.00 | None Yet |
| danger_mouse | 7 | 204 | 29.14 | Heart Champs |
| jimbowmanuk | 8 | 214 | 26.75 | Croatia Champs |
| Lower Leagues Rule | 5 | 110 | 22.00 | Phoenix Double |
| Suggy 33 | 2 | 43 | 21.50 | Win German Cup |
| adainoflfc | 5 | 91 | 18.20 | Croatia Semis |
| aaberdeenn | 5 | 80 | 16.00 | Rovers to ECL |
| Elnaith | 0 | 0 | 0.00 | None Yet |
| GlennUK | 0 | 0 | 0.00 | None Yet |
|---------------------|-----------------|--------|-----------|--------------------|[/code]
[B][SIZE=3][COLOR=red][CENTER]The Challenges[/CENTER]
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[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 1: The Cup or The League?
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=red]Padroense Futebol Clube
[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/11/Padroense_FC.png/150px-Padroense_FC.png[/IMG]
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Padroense Futebol Clube is a club competing in the Portuguese Second Division Central, they were founded in 1922. A club with no real history in football, even in 89 seasons they have only won a few regional titles. Your aim is to lead them out of the hole they have dug. The date is January 1st, so you have a full transfer window infront of you.

The Challenge involves a choice, avoid relegation or chase the Taca de Portugal.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Padroense (Sunday League Rep), your club has managed only 9pts from 15 games so far this season and sit 8pts from safety, but at the same time they have managed to make the quarterfinals of the Taca de Portugal where they have a massive game against Sporting CP coming up. As the new Manager you need to make a decision, do you go for Glory and chase the Cup victory as unlikely as it seems, or do you try to keep the club away from Relegation?
With Adequate training facilities and basic youth recruitment you are going to need to use the transfer window to fill the squad with anyone you need. As you are currently [COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]£[/FONT][/COLOR]230 over the very small wage budget, you will need to work on that as well. A good quick removal of any player you see as dead wood could help.

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/FqRt3.png"]Current League Table[/URL]: Padroense 16th
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/dGjVA.png"]Taca de Portugal Draw[/URL]: vs Sporting CP
Ass Mans [URL="http://i.imgur.com/OPQAl.png"]Squad Report[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/dsLXH.png"]The Squad[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]

Win Taca de Portugal: 50pts
TdP Runner Up: 25pts
Make Semifinals: 15pts

Relegated (14th/15th/16th): 0pts
Relegated in 13th: 2pts
Survival (9th/10th/11th/12th): 5pts
Top Half Finish: 15pts
Winners: 50pts

Bonus Points
Go Unbeaten: 15pts
Win 5 Games: 5pts
Score >51 Goals: 10pts (3 per Game)
Concede <17 Goals: 10pts (1 per Game)

[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20157626/The+Cup+or+The+League.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 2: Are you Stan Culis?
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=red][COLOR=darkorange]Wolverhampton Wanderers FC[/COLOR]
[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fc/Wolverhampton_Wanderers.svg/200px-Wolverhampton_Wanderers.svg.png[/IMG]
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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC are a club competing in the English Premier League, they have a great history, but have never really emulated what was done under the guidance of Stan Culis during the 1950s, he won the 1st Division for the club on three occasions and led them to be labelled, "Champions of the World." This being claimed in English papers led to the creation of the European Cup Competitions, Wolves were the second English team to compete in Europe, but haven't been back there since 1981.

The Challenge involves Wolves in a Champions League qualifying spot, and looking up the table.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Wolves, they have managed to make it to 4th in the league, a great effort for the club predicted 17th for this season. The date is February 1st, the transfer window has just closed, with 46pts Wolves are 8pts from 1st and 9pts ahead of Villa in 5th. Can you make history and lead them to their first top division league title since 1959? Or will you just aim for Europe?
With just the three big guns above you, and a long way back to Villa the season looks like a plod home to fourth for Wolves, but with 14 games left can you pull off a miracle and make moves up the table? Your first major challenge is only 5 days away as you will face Manchester United after just a short turnaround from facing West Ham tomorrow. Knocked out of all the cup competitions means you can just focus on the league, and the chances of a huge European adventure in the new season.

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/wvFq6.png"]Current League Table[/URL]: Wolves 4th
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/beo6i.png"]Player Stats[/URL]: Fletcher 1st (16)
Ass Mans [URL="http://i.imgur.com/Rs5YZ.png"]Squad Report[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/Gu1fA.png"]The Squad[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]

Finish below 4th: 0pts
Finish 4th: 5pts
Finish 3rd: 10pts
Runners Up: 30pts
Winners: 40pts

Bonus Points
Go Unbeaten: 10pts
Win 10 Games: 7pts
Score >42 Goals: 10pts (3 per Game)
Concede <14 Goals: 10pts (1 per Game)
Fletcher EPL Top Goalscorer: 5pts

[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20161565/Are+you+Stan+Culis.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 2: The Mainstay
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=red][COLOR=red]1.FSV Mainz 05[/COLOR]
[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5b/FSV_Mainz_05.png/150px-FSV_Mainz_05.png[/IMG]
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1. FSV Mainz 05 are a club competing in the German Bundesliga, They have climbed up the leagues over more than a century of football, and in 2010/11 were in only their 5th Bundesliga season, with a surprise victory they actually took the entire footballing world by surprise, though the two seasons after this appear to be a return to the club being a bottom half team.

The Challenge involves Mainz staring relegation in the face.

[COLOR=darkgreen]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Mainz, they are struggling this season, 17th in the league, a very poor effort for the team that won the league just 18 months earlier. The date is January 26th, you have 5 days left in the transfer window, with 17pts Mainz are 2pts from safety, and 11pts behind Wolfsburg sitting in the final Europa League spot. Can you save the former Champions? Or will you push upwards for the European spots?
Tied for last in the league on points, though only one result from safety it looks like an easy run will get you out of the relegation spots, but with 16 games to go the question is how far you can climb up the title ladder. You run into some big challenges immediately after taking over, in three days you will face Dortmund in the German Cup Quarter Finals, then just 4 days after that game you will face the league leading Bayern Munich. A nice challenge to combine the cup challenge with a better placing in the league. (European Qualification through the cup will still give you the European Points)

Current League Table: [URL="http://i.imgur.com/NyYmZ.png"]Mainz 17th[/URL]
Ass Mans [URL="http://i.imgur.com/4jNy9.png"]Squad Report[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/Zu3jp.png"]The Squad[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]

Relegated: 0pts
Avoid Relegation (Playoff): 2pts
Avoid Relegation (Finish 15th): 5pts
Finish 11th - 14th: 8pts
Finish 7th - 10th: 10pts
Europa Qualification: 20pts
Champs League Qual: 35pts
Bundesliga Champions: 50pts

Win German Cup: 25pts
German Cup Runner Up: 10pts
Make Semifinals: 5pts

[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
Go Unbeaten: 15pts
Win 10 Games: 10pts
Score >48 Goals: 10pts (3 per Game)
Concede <16 Goals: 10pts (1 per Game)
Sebastian Freis Top German Cup Goalscorer: 5pts

[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20184418/The+Mainstay.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 4: Do you have the Heart? (The Hard Road) <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=red]Melbourne Heart FC
[IMG]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxEyYfxhfkCpgBnE7_IqMsOAkrir9VaF22zR8laMdv08e58KLHzw[/IMG]
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Melbourne Heart FC are a club competing in the H[COLOR=black]yundai A-League. [COLOR=#000000][FONT=sans-serif]The club was formed in 2008, and competed in the Hyundai A-League for the first time in the 2010/11 season. They have already developed a strong rivalry with Melbourne Victory, their local rivals. [/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR]Being a new club, you will be building their history.

The Challenge involves a playoff qualification, and a coming away trip to take a title chance.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Melbourne Heart FC, the club is in its inaugural season and has miraculously made it to the Hyundai A-League Finals series in the 6th spot in the league. The date is February 13th, and later today you will find out who your first opponent will be in the Play-offs, will you be jumping on a plane for the long trip to Wellington, or will the Phoenix take the title and leave you traveling to Townsville to face the Fury?
[I]For those new to A-League Finals here is a link to the playoffs explanation. In short the top 2 teams play in a two-legged Major Semi Final to host the final, 3rd plays 6th & 4th plays 5th in one off games, the winners then meet and the winner of that round travels away to meet the loser of the Major Semi-Final with the winner going to the Final.
[/I]So having finished in 6th you and your Heart team will be away from home throughout the Finals, so your challenge is to take them through the challenge and win the playoffs the hard way, 4 games to make it a victory.

Current League Table: [URL="http://i.imgur.com/wNJwX.png"]Heart 6th[/URL]
Ass Mans [URL="http://i.imgur.com/tHMkT.png"]Squad Report[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/0gnGL.png"]The Squad[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]
[I]Pts in this challenge are added together[/I]
Lose on Penalties in Minor Semifinal: 1pt
Win Minor Semifinal: 5pts
Lose on Penalties in Minor Final: 2pts
Win Minor Final: 7pts
Lose in Extra Time Preliminary Final: 1pt
Lose on Penalties in Preliminary Final: 3pts
Win on Penalties in Preliminary Final: 7pts
Win Preliminary Final: 10pts
Lose on Penalties in Grand Final: 4pts
Win Grand Final: 20pts (This would be worth a total of 39 & 42pts)

[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
Never need Extra Time: 15pts ([I]Must win Grand Final[/I])
Score 3 Goals per Game: 10pts
Concede less than 1 goal per game: 5pts
One Player Scores 4 Goals: 10pts

[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20184709/Have+you+got+the+Heart.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]

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[COLOR=red][B]The Challenges Continue[/B][/COLOR]

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=#333333][FONT=Lucida Grande][COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 5: Risen from the Ashes (The Easy Road) <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=black]Wellington Phoenix FC
[IMG]http://imagecache.soccerway.com/new/teams/150x150/8542.gif[/IMG]
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Wellington Phoenix FC are a club competing in the Hyundai A-League. They are based in Wellington, New Zealand and as such are one of the few clubs competing outside their home nation. The club was founded in July 2007 to replace the previous ill-fated NZ clubs competing in Australia.
The Challenge involves a final Regular Season game, with Minor Premiership up for grabs, then the Playoffs.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of The Phoenix in the Hyundai A-League, your club are currently sitting 3rd in the league with one game remaining. League Leaders Perth Glory have already played their final game and sit 2pts ahead, your opponent in this match will be North Queensland Fury who are currently 2nd (1pt ahead), the mission is simple, win your final game and win the Minor Premiership. Then you will be in the play-offs, first up will be the Major Semi-final over two legs if you can beat the Fury, or a Minor Semi against Melbourne Heart if you fail. The easier path is possible in this competition and it is all dependant on your own results. Can you complete the Double? Or will you fall out of contention?

[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]Current League Table: [URL="http://i.imgur.com/USki6.png"]Phoenix 3rd[/URL]
Ass Man's [URL="http://i.imgur.com/B28Tx.png"]Squad Report[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/2RPXO.png"]The Squad[/URL]

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=#333333][FONT=Lucida Grande][COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]
[I]Pts in this challenge are added together[/I]
Win Minor Premiership: 15pts
Win 1 Leg of Major Semi: 5pts (And Lose)
Win Major Semifinal: 10pts

Lose on Penalties in Minor Semifinal: 1pt
Win Minor Semifinal: 5pts

Lose on Penalties in Minor Final: 2pts
Win Minor Final: 7pts

Lose in Extra Time Preliminary Final: 1pt
Lose on Penalties in Preliminary Final: 3pts
Win on Penalties in Preliminary Final: 7pts
Win Preliminary Final: 10pts

Lose on Penalties in Grand Final: 4pts
Win Grand Final: 20pts (This would be worth a total of 39 & 42pts)

[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
Never need Extra Time: 15pts ([I]Must win Grand Final[/I])
Score 3 Goals per Game: 10pts
Concede less than 1 goal per game: 5pts
One Player Scores 4 Goals: 10pts[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]
Complete Double: 10pts
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=#333333][FONT=Lucida Grande]
[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Australia: Hyundai A-League only.
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20184712/Rising+from+the+Ashes.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=#333333][FONT=Lucida Grande][COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 6: Roving to Europe <Large>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=royalblue]Blackburn Rovers
[IMG]http://icons.iconseeker.com/png/128/british-football-club/blackburn-rovers.png[/IMG]

[/COLOR][/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

Blackburn Rovers are a club competing in the English Premier League, established in 1875, and becoming a founding member of The Football League in 1888. They are one of only three clubs to have been a founding member of the Football League & the Premier League. Until the forming of the Premier League Blackburn had been very successful in the 1930s, but not much since then. In the Premier League though they have won it in 1994-95, and made the European qualification spots 7 times, while only spending 2 seasons outside the top league.
The Challenge involves a great chance in Europe for Blackburn.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League. Currently your club sits in 5th in the League with just 11 games remaining. This would see your club qualifying for Europe, this is your main aim in the challenge, but you are also in the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup and could look to go all the way there as the remaining Challengers look weak in comparison. Just 3 points off 4th and 3 points ahead of 6th, it is a tight race for these places this season, your aim is to take the Rovers and move onwards and upwards. The FA Cup looks like a great chance for you to show off. So is Roving to Europe for you? Or will you win the FA Cup for some Glory?

Current League Table: [URL="http://i.imgur.com/riG9p.png"]Blackburn 5th[/URL]
Ass Man's [URL="http://i.imgur.com/asulq.png"]Squad Report[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/VokDB.png"]The Squad[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]
Win League: 50pts
Win FA Cup: 30pts
Qualify Champs League: 15pts
Qualify Europa League: 5pts

FA Cup Runner-up: 10pts

[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
League Top Goalscorer: 5pts
Score 33 or More Goals: 10pts
Concede 11 or Less Goals: 10pts
Win 6 Games: 5pts
Go Unbeaten: 10pts

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: England: Down to Blue Square North/South, Spain: Down to Second Division B, Portugal: Down to Second Division, Italy: Down to Serie C2, Germany: Down to Third Division. Players are also loaded from Top Division Clubs in Europe.
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20184721/Roving+to+Europe.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]

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[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 7: Champion Croats <Medium>
[/B][/COLOR]
[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=red]Croatia
[IMG]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQrBuOsEd9EvKCGdo7z7rvangiKYX_-jbuk2vWPxheOdGGNhivH&t=1[/IMG]
[/COLOR] [/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

Croatia are an European Nation competing in Group B of the European Championships.
The Challenge involves a great team of Croats going for the European Crown.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Croatia competing in Group B of the European Championships against Italy, Belarus and Norway. Currently ranked third in the world Croatia came third in the 2014 World Cup, behind Chile & Brazil, they are up against Italy ranked 13th, Belarus ranked 27th and Norway ranked 31st. The Croatians have cemented themselves as the best Footballing Nation of the Former Yugoslavia, now the question is whether under your reign they can become the best team in Europe. They head into the European Championships as the 2nd best European team in the World Rankings, but have to face Italy in the Group stages, good play will see them home. The challenge of winning Croatia's first major title is in front of you, can you breeze past Italy in the Group, and then head on to win in the Knockout rounds and make the final in Paris?

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/0vWGU.png"]World Rankings[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/dBKqr.png"]Group B Draw[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/1JtP4.png"]National Squad[/URL]
Ass Man's [URL="http://i.imgur.com/bFKt8.png"]Squad Report[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]

Win the European Champs: 50pts
Finish Runner-ups: 25pts
Losing Semifinalist: 15pts
Losing Quarterfinalist: 10pts
Lose in 2nd Round: 5pts
Fail to Get out of Group: 0pts

[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
Go Unbeaten: 15pts
Golden Boot Winner: 15pts
Never Need Extra Time: 10pts (Must make Semis)
Score 10 or more Group Stage Goals: 5pts
Concede <4 Group Stage Goals: 5pts

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: [COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=#333333][FONT=Lucida Grande]Scotland: Second Division, Germany: Third Division, Spain: Second Division B.[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20207214/Croats.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 8: The Group of Death <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=blue]Scotland[/COLOR]
[IMG]http://www.napier.ac.uk/fhlss/International/StudyOverseas/PublishingImages/Scottish%20flag%20small.jpg[/IMG]
[/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

Scotland are an European Nation competing in Group B of the 2014 World Cup
The Challenge involves a great team of Scots going for the World Cup Trophy.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Scotland and are lining up for the 2014 World Cup in Group B with a World Ranking of 13th, you have been drawn into the Group of Death for the tournament alongside Mexico (8th), Chile (9th), & Nigeria (12th). Having never made it past the group stage in a World Cup, Scotland's fans will be cheering for that, they know that this group is going to be very tight and intense, but they hope you can make the difference. It is December 6th 2013 and the draw has just been made, so you have six months of analysing players before the World Cup kicks off in June. Hopefully your expertise is enough to push your team over the edge and into the second round, once there anything can happen.
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/fdzSO.png"]
World Rankings[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/z4Q4v.png"]Group B Draw[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/3Qi5p.png"]National Squad[/URL]
Ass Man's [URL="http://i.imgur.com/LVvZr.png"]Squad Report[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]

Win the World Cup: 75pts
Finish Runners-up: 60pts
Losing Semifinalists: 40pts
Losing Quarterfinalists: 20pts
Lose in 2nd Round: 10pts
Finish 3rd in Group: 5pts

[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
Go Unbeaten: 15pts
Win Golden Boot: 15pts
Score 10 or more Group Stage Goals: 5pts
Concede <4 Group Stage Goals: 5pts
World Ranking: 9pts (If end of World Cup sees you ahead of Mexico, Chile & Nigeria [3pts per team])

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Italy: Down to Serie C2[I][URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/260047-A-Vida-Curta-%28LLR-s-Short-Challenges%29?p=6635538&viewfull=1#post6635538"][/URL][/I]
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20207253/Group+of+Death.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]

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[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 9: Time for Caribbean Flair <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=royalblue]Netherlands Antilles
[IMG]http://th700.photobucket.com/albums/ww3/triton_red/CONCACAF/th_NetherlandsAntillesFootballFederati.jpg[/IMG]
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Netherlands Antilles are a Caribbean Nation competing in Group D of the 2010 Caribbean Championship.
The Challenge involves a small nation going for a one of the smallest international trophies.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Netherlands Antilles, they are about to compete in the Caribbean Championships. You have about 4 months to scout your team before leading them in the Island Championships, you will be dredging the depths of Football looking at these players, not many are likely to be playing in the leagues you would normally follow. You will be facing Peru & Guadeloupe in friendlies as you attempt to warm up towards the Championships, and can gain a few challenge points in these matches as well. Once you hit the Championships, you enter in the first group stage, here you need to win the group or be one of the best two 2nd placed teams, then its onto the 2nd Group stage, must finish in the top 2, and then its onto the Third Group stage, top two teams from each group then advance to the Semis. Netherlands Antilles are not really expected to do very well, though the FA expect you to make the 2nd round, so put up a good effort and see what happens.

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/CWD9t.png"]Group Draw[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/NbvxX.png"]National Squad[/URL]
Ass Man's [URL="http://i.imgur.com/mA9c6.png"]Squad Report[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]:
Friendlies

[LIST]
[*]Tie with Peru: 1pt
[*]Defeat Peru: 3pts
[*]Defeat Guadeloupe: 2pts
[/LIST]
1st Group Stage

[LIST]
[*]Win Group: 10pts
[*]Runner-up (Qual): 8pts
[*]Runner-up (No Qual): 6pts
[*]Finish 3rd: 3pts
[/LIST]
2nd Group Stage

[LIST]
[*]Win Group: 15pts
[*]Runner-up: 9pts
[*]Finish 3rd: 4pts
[/LIST]
3rd Group Stage

[LIST]
[*]Win Group: 15pts
[*]Runner-up: 10pts
[*]Finish 3rd: 5pts
[/LIST]
Win Caribbean Champs: 20pts
Finish as Runner-up: 10pts

[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
Golden Boot: 10pts
Go Unbeaten: 10pts
Goal Difference >+1PG: 10pts (GD/Games > +1)

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: USA: MLS Only + All players from Caribbean Loaded.
[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20225583/Carribean+Flair.fm"][I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 10: It's a Sassy Europa <Small>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=darkgreen]US Sassuolo Calcio
[IMG]http://www.trueknowledge.com/images/thumbs/180/250/US_Sassuolo_Calcio_logo.png[/IMG]
[/COLOR] [/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]

Sassuolo are an Italian club competing in the Italian Serie B.
The Challenge involves a Europa League challenge for the reigning Coppa Italia Runner-ups.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Sassuolo, while they made it to the Coppa Italia Final last season and qualified for Europe, they also managed to find themselves relegated from the Serie A as they only managed two league victories all season. A club with a very long history in the lower leagues of Italian football they made it up to Serie B for the first time in 2008/09 and managed a 7th place finish, the promotion to Serie A and then relegation come as a high point for the club and it is your job to take them from here. So now in Serie B, and in the Italian Super Cup as well as heading to the Europa League. In a change on other challenges, this will be a first half of the season challenge, and all rewards will be related to results by Christmas. So your job is to head to Sassuolo and give them the best Christmas presents you can, the ultimate would be leading the League having won the Super Cup over Roma, and also still in the Europa League as well. Can you be successful straight out of the box for 6 months?

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/eoFWr.png"]Serie B[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/hbB71.png"]Europa Draw[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/UYBRA.png"]Sassuolo Squad[/URL]
Ass Man's [URL="http://i.imgur.com/1u8ut.png"]Squad Report[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]
[I]Results as at Christmas
[/I]League

[LIST]
[*]Leading Serie B: 20pts
[*]2nd Serie B: 17pts
[*]3rd-6th Serie B: 13pts
[*]7th-11th Serie B: 7pts
[*]12th-16th Serie B: 2pts
[*]Below 16th: 0pts
[/LIST]
Europa League

[LIST]
[*]Top your Group: 50pts
[*]2nd in Group: 30pts
[*]3rd in Group: 18pts
[*]4th in Group: 9pts
[*]Win 3rd Qual Round: 5pts
[/LIST]
Super Cup

[LIST]
[*]Winners: 15pts
[/LIST]
[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
Make Transfer Profit: 5pts
Spend [COLOR=#000000][FONT=sans-serif]£[/FONT][/COLOR]23.5M in Transfers: 5pts
Serie B Top Goalscorer: 5pts
Europa Top Goalscorer: 10pts
Europa Group GD > +6: 10pts

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Italy: Down to Serie C2
[I][URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20225589/Sassy_Europa_fm"]The Save Game[/URL][/I]


[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 11: Man You can't always Bridesmaid <Medium>
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[CENTER][B][COLOR=#ff8c00][COLOR=red]Manchester United
[IMG]http://th36.photobucket.com/albums/e3/BBC239/th_ManchesterUnited.jpg[/IMG]
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Manchester United are a club competing in the English Premier League.
The Challenge involves a Champions League Run for the World's best known club.

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Manchester United, Alex Ferguson retired in June 2012 after another Runners-up effort in the Champions League, in his last five seasons the club won it once, and were bridesmaids on 3 occasions. Your number one job in taking over in January 2013 is to finally bring the Champions League title back to Old Trafford. At the same time you will need to continue to compete in the league and in the FA Cup or the club is likely to fire you for not giving them the performances they expect. The club is currently comfortably leading the League, while having reasonable match-ups in the FA Cup, vs Walsall and against Porto in the Champions League. The question here is whether you can follow on from the greatest manager in Manchester history and continue their run at the top of England and win in Europe as well.

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/g8MK5.png"]League Table[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/sygcI.png"]Champions League Draw[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/zLKLq.png"]Squad[/URL]
Ass Man's [URL="http://i.imgur.com/8sQIS.png"]Squad Report[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]

Champions League

[LIST]
[*]Winners: 50pts
[*]Runners-up: 25pts
[*]Losing Semis: 10pts
[*]Losing Quarters: 5pts
[/LIST]
Premier League

[LIST]
[*]Winners: 10pts
[*]Runners-up: 5pts
[*]3rd-4th: 2pts
[/LIST]
FA Cup

[LIST]
[*]Winners: 10pts
[*]Runners-up: 5pts
[/LIST]
[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
League GD > +13: 10pts
Go Unbeaten: 10pts
Team Most Goals CL: 10pts
Win an ECL Game by 3 or more goals: 5pts
Win an EPL Game by 5 or more goals: 5pts

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Top Leagues Only: England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal & Russia
[I][URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20225587/Man_You_for_Two_fm"]The Save Game[/URL]

[/I][COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 12: One Single Point <Small>

[/B][/COLOR] [CENTER][COLOR=navy][B] [COLOR=darkslateblue]Boler Idrettsforening[/COLOR][/B][/COLOR]
[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c7/B%C3%B8ler_IF.gif[/IMG]
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[COLOR=#ff8c00][/COLOR]Boler IF are a club competing in the Norwegian 2nd Division Group 2.
The Challenge involves a single point through 13 games, and attempting a Great Escape

[COLOR=#006400]Scenario[/COLOR]: You are the new manager of Boler IF, your club has been promoted in April 2016 to the 2nd Division of Norwegian Football. It has been a complete struggle to get points and the club has managed just a single point through the first half of the season, what remains is thirteen games for the club to attempt to avoid relegation. Your job is simple, do better than former manager, Ole-Kristian Vikan, each game is another chance to do better than him. Any result better than the first half will result in a small haul of points. The previous manager has made a few signings in the window which has just closed, hopefully those players can be enough for you to turn it around. Lots of points up for grabs here, but the great escape is the main aim. There are some terrible first half results that stand out as games you can do better than. Including a 5-0 loss to Hodd, and a 6-1 defeat to Molde 2, as these results are losses by 5 goals, to do better and gain points you must loss by 4 goals or less, Good Luck.

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/hXfu2.png"]League Table[/URL]: Boler 14th
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/v6M0S.png"]The Squad[/URL]
Ass Man's [URL="http://i.imgur.com/tGpRj.png"]Squad Report[/URL]
The 1st Half [URL="http://i.imgur.com/7Te3Q.png"]Results[/URL]
The New Signings: [URL="http://i.imgur.com/QNv3D.png"]Albert Engen[/URL] (ST), [URL="http://i.imgur.com/tt60r.png"]Jorgen Wilhelmsen[/URL] (DL), [URL="http://i.imgur.com/9Grgt.png"]Robin Tran[/URL] (DL), [URL="http://i.imgur.com/2J5Cc.png"]Thomas Haaland[/URL] (DRC).

[COLOR=darkgreen]The Points System[/COLOR]

League Finish

[LIST]
[*]The Great Escape (Avoid Relegation) - 50pts
[*]The Great Mistake (Finish 12th) - 25pts
[*]The Great Pretender (Finish 13th) - 10pts
[*]The Great Defeat (Finish Last) - 0pts
[/LIST]
Results

[LIST]
[*]Better Previous Result - 1pt (eg Lose by 4 instead of 5)
[*]Turn Loss into Draw - 1pt
[*]Turn Loss into Win - 3pts
[*]Turn Draw into Win - 2pts
[/LIST]
[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
Score >13 Goals - 10pts
Concede <25 Goals - 10pts
Win 3 Games - 10pts

[I]Leagues Loaded[/I]: Norway (Above 2nd Division)[URL="http://www.gamefront.com/files/20328718/A+Single+Point.fm"]
[I]The Save Game[/I][/URL]

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interesting idea mate... will keep an eye on this - go beat Sporting!

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Drew the first game 3-3, Bruninho with 2 and Daniel with a 30 yard rocket.

I'm going full out for the cup now.

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Well the first challenge is up, and to get things rolling, here is my First Profile of the Challenges, as [URL="http://i.imgur.com/yoNzP.png"]Jono Newton[/URL] takes over at Padroense.

My first step is to evaluate the players in the current team, and dump anyone who is not worthy of a spot and then aim to get some free transfers into the club.

[B][COLOR="#a0522d"]Jan 1st - Jan 8th[/COLOR][/B] - The First Week

Within the first week, I have sacked my entire staff of coaches, got new scouts, Physio, Ass Man and Coaches in straight away. I have released 24 players who didn't seem to be up to the standard I set for my players. We then proceeded to the signings efforts, we brought in three signings in the week to prepare for the second half of the season.
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/RQOl7.png"]Nuno Martins[/URL] (GK), [URL="http://i.imgur.com/KI4qI.png"]Ricardo Carmo[/URL] (DC) & [URL="http://i.imgur.com/30XcQ.png"]Ricardo Quieros[/URL] (ST).

The First game was against U.Serra on Jan 8th, they currently sit just outside the relegation zone on 17pts.

[COLOR="red"][B]2DC: Padroense vs U.Serra [URL="http://i.imgur.com/I7lV8.png"]1-0[/URL][/B][/COLOR]
Bruninho (1)
[i]The only goal was scored in just 14s, and then we just had to hold out to record our first win in 13 games, a good start under the new manager.[/i]

Our next match is against Sporting CP in the Cup Quarterfinal.



[quote name='Suggy33']Drew the first game 3-3, Bruninho with 2 and Daniel with a 30 yard rocket.

I'm going full out for the cup now.[/QUOTE]

Best of luck Suggy, I have played and lost 3-1 to Sporting, so I guess the focus for me has to be on the league. May the battle commence.

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Sporting have a mixed team out, some youngsters, some first teamers (Grimi, Matias Fernandez)

Goal!! 27 mins: Sergio scores from the edge of the area after a cleared free kick. Padroense 1-0 Sporting.

Goal!! 43 mins: Salomao scores from 30 yards after some good interplay. Padroense 1-1 Sporting.

HT 1-1.

Goal!! 60 mins: Matheus Coelho scores a header from a corner at the near post. Padroense 1-2 Sporting.

Goal!! 63 mins: Salomao scores at the far post after a low driving cross. Padroense 1-3 Sporting.

Goal!! 87 mins: Salomao scores at the far post after a low driving cross. Padroense 1-4 Sporting.


The wonder goal just before HT was the killer blow. Without that I think we could have won this.

The amount of leagues running on this is killing the performance on my machine, a lot slower than normal.

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That seems similar to my result Suggy, well moving on best of luck with the league, I am currently struggling because the board have decided to completely enforce the wage budget just after I released 2 players from my subs bench...so I can't bring in replacements, I've had 15 players who wanted to join cancelled by the board, so its kinda hard, but hopefully I don't get injuries to ravage my squad.

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[COLOR="#ff8c00"][CENTER][B]February 1st Update[/B][/CENTER][/COLOR]

With the transfer window closed I thought I would give a small update on where the club is at.
I made two more signings into the club before the board shut me down with no more allowed in, I signed another Striker and another Central Defender to strengthen these spots, hopefully that means my squad can achieve what I need.
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/8L4Ke.png"]Claudio Oeiras[/URL] (ST), [URL="http://i.imgur.com/ec26u.png"]Ronulo[/URL] (DC)

[B][COLOR="red"]Padroense vs Sporting [URL="http://i.imgur.com/vyyPK.png"]1:3[/URL][/COLOR][/B]
Carmo (85)
[i]Our team was pretty competitive, but really Sporting were just the better side, good luck to anyone who can win that match and get through to the Semifinal.[/i]

[COLOR="red"][B]Tondela vs Padroense [URL="http://i.imgur.com/MTTaz.png"]2:1[/URL][/B][/COLOR]
Mariano (88)
[i]Well we were neve in the match until near the end where I went all out attack and then all of a sudden we grabbed a goal and had a few more chances as well, but we never should've got close to Tondela.[/i]

[COLOR="red"][B]Padroense vs Aliados Lordelo [URL="http://i.imgur.com/mHDIV.png"]2:0[/URL][/B][/COLOR]
Mariano (32), Bruininho (45+1)
[i]A good solid first half in this game led to us holding on and grabbing our second win in three league games since I took over. Hopefully we can continue this trend and make it out of the relegation spots.[/i]

[B][COLOR="teal"]The Bottom of the Table[/COLOR][/B]
[code]|------|---------------------|----------|-----|--------|
| Posi | Clubs | Record | G.D | Points |
|------|---------------------|----------|-----|--------|
| 12th | Electrico | 6-3-9 | -5 | 21 |
| 13th | Anadia | 5-4-9 | -5 | 19 |
| 14th | U.Serra | 4-6-8 | -7 | 18 |
| 15th | Padroense | 3-6-9 | -13 | 15 |
| 16th | Cesarense | 3-4-11 | -8 | 13 |
|------|---------------------|----------|-----|--------|[/code]

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Oh yeah, I gave up as it was taking forever to process, good luck LLR, will be following your progress.

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I'll take up this challenge once I am on a faster machine, should be fun

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I am going to give this ago, but like the others i fear the amount of leagues loaded will mean its too much for my laptop :(

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Ok guys, well I will load some games with just single nations as well just to make it possible to be run on more computers. There are going to be plenty of challenges, and the leaderboard will be based on an average points system so there will be no disadvantage if you are unable to complete the larger database challenges.

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cant speak for others, but for me a middle ground might work - a lot of people have systems that can run mayb 7 - 10 leagues, rather than 15 or so.

Could still get some real depth that way?

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[quote name='Jambo98']cant speak for others, but for me a middle ground might work - a lot of people have systems that can run mayb 7 - 10 leagues, rather than 15 or so.

Could still get some real depth that way?[/QUOTE]

OK that makes sense, I will run a few different save games and load different challenges from each...I have one of the above list, one of the English leagues down to League 2, and I will make a few other options as well.

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I have now split the challenges into LARGE (15-20 Leagues), MEDIUM (7-10 Leagues) & SMALL (1 Nation), this should provide everyone with a chance to compete and also a variety in the challenges. I am in the process of the full write-up for Challenge #2, and will post the save game as soon as I can.

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Well I had a terrible ending to my game as Padroense, I ended up relegated terribly in last place. Under my management the team only managed 4 wins, and very few goals. I will give a lot better update at some point next week and also update at the time on my own Wolves game and then hopefully add a third challenge as well.

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gonna have a go at the wolves one, the other would kill my laptop, wish me luck.... :)

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[quote name='AidanofLFC']gonna have a go at the wolves one, the other would kill my laptop, wish me luck.... :)[/QUOTE]
Best of luck, always glad to have people joining in. Watch out for the ManU game 3 days in, its killer.

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yeah i lost 5-0 lol, steven fletcher is out for 6 wks aswell GREAT ehh

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[quote name='AidanofLFC']yeah i lost 5-0 lol, steven fletcher is out for 6 wks aswell GREAT ehh[/QUOTE]

Ouch, losing Fletcher is going to hurt as well, though he took a while before scoring for me.

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Conceded in the 86th minute to draw 1-1 with West Ham, Fletcher did score our goal.

Argh, 1-0 up against Man Utd, Fletcher then misses a penalty, gets injured for 2 weeks and we lose 2-1 :(

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[/QUOTE][quote name='Lower Leagues Rule']Ouch, losing Fletcher is going to hurt as well, though he took a while before scoring for me.[/QUOTE]

Yeah he did with me too but when he did he scored alot, got joint top scorer with rooney at 22 and i got 4th !! YAY, think ill carry on with this save lol
[IMG]http://img18.imageshack.us/i/englishpremierdivisionin.jpg/[/IMG]

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DLLLLDDLLWWLWD

Were my results, finished 7th, Fletcher ended with 19 goals, 2nd place to Gyan who got 27.

Scored 16 goals, conceded 27.

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Well currently 20 scored, conceded 12 (My 4-5-1 with Anchorman kills the goals), and gone 5-2-5 through the first 12 games got 2 to go... and still in 4th.

Just once you have finished if I can have screenshots of the League Table, and the Player Stats page as well...Then I can credit the points onto your scores.

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I'm actually doing pretty well on the Portuguese challenge. Won against Sporting, and also performing quite well in the league. Shall post a small update tomorrow I think.

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Do I really need screenies? If I was going to cheat, I'd have won every game. I've deleted the file now too.

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here is my player stats, and i thought flectcher won top goalscorer but rooney grabbed it on the last day GRRRR [IMG]http://img195.imageshack.us/content_round.php?page=done&l=img195/1369/englishpremierdivision.jpg&via=mupload[/IMG]

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i also have a completely refurbished my wolves team Here it is......
[IMG]http://img138.imageshack.us/content_round.php?page=done&l=img138/4210/wolverhamptonwanderers.jpg&via=mupload[/IMG]

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[B]Wolves Challenge[/B]

I thoroughly enjoyed this despite playing on my computer that struggles with more than one country loaded (haha!). I also got through it in one session of roughly 4 hours which was nicely convenient.

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/C1oxo.png"]Final League Table[/URL]

There wasn't any fantastic results besides maybe the point at Anfield but we picked up solid points along the way and managed to maintain that gap to 5th place.

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/Xm0Pp.png"]Results[/URL]

We went into the final day with a 2 point lead over Man City after the goals dried up in the last few games. We battered Blackburn who played for almost an hour with 10 men but we couldn't break them down in the end. Luckily Man City drew 1-1 at Stoke so we remained in 4th and gained Champions League football for next season.

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/1eTO0.png"]Squad Stats[/URL]

Fletcher only managed to add 4 goals to his tally scoring in the wins over West Ham, Newcastle and grabbing both in the win over Wigan. Robin van Persie and Didier Drogba shared the golden boot with 22 goals with Fletcher joined in 3rd by Wayne Rooney with 20.

Finally, I'm going to continue this save on for at least next season. The European adventure should be good fun and it'll be interesting to see if we can match this seasons heroics in the league. A big summer of clearing out deadwood and signing a some quality players awaits!

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Nice to see some completions of the Wolves Challenge, I have really enjoyed it myself as well, and I think as well as the next challenge I add, I might continue to play out the Champions League season as well. Wolves has been very enjoyable, and I don't normally enjoy the English Prem League too much.

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I have given aaberdeen the 10 bonus points for having only conceded 14 goals through the 14 games, that is just 1 goal per game against.

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And the third Challenge is now loaded as well, I am also working on a few more challenges to upload asap in both small & Medium formats.

[b]Edit:[/b] I have also managed to add 3 challenges that I had sitting around, I have done the short descriptions, will be hoping to get the rest of the full length ones up a little later on, either tonight (NZ Time) or at some point in the next 2 days.

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[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 1: The Cup or The League? [COLOR=darkgreen]LLR's Attempt[/COLOR][/B][/COLOR]
[CENTER][B][COLOR=red]Padroense Futebol Clube
[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/11/Padroense_FC.png/150px-Padroense_FC.png[/IMG]
End of Season Update[/COLOR][/B]
[/CENTER]

[COLOR=darkgreen][B]Quickly by the Numbers[/B][/COLOR]
League: [URL="http://i.imgur.com/fVtI7.png"]16th[/URL] (Relegated)
Taca de Portugal: Quarterfinals [URL="http://i.imgur.com/zHkrN.png"]vs Sporting 1:3[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/HyobX.png"]Record in Charge[/URL]: 4-2-10
Goals For/Against: 13-28
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/kIEhB.png"]The Squad[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen][B]The Summary[/B][/COLOR]

Well it all started with a huge loss as we went down 3:1 to Sporting, and our single goal was nothing but a consolation as it came in the 85th minute. That showed us what was going to happen as we struggled to get any momentum and as such we lost morale at turbo speed and fell back to the bottom after nearly making it out at one point, we didn't score for [URL="http://i.imgur.com/73Or4.png"]6 straight games[/URL] (A new Hall of Shame record) and ended up dead last and relegated with only 5 victories all season.

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]
Taca de Portugal: Quarterfinals: 0pts
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/hWure.png"]Relegated[/URL] (16th): 0pts
[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
Go Unbeaten: [COLOR=red]No[/COLOR] 0pts
Win 5 Games: [COLOR=red]4 Wins[/COLOR] 0pts
Score >51 Goals: [COLOR=red]13 Goals[/COLOR] 0pts
Concede <17 Goals: [COLOR=red]28 Goals[/COLOR] 0pts

For a Grand Total of: 0pts

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[COLOR=navy][B]Challenge 2: Are you Stan Culis? [COLOR=darkgreen]LLR's Attempt[/COLOR]
[/B][/COLOR]
[CENTER][B][COLOR=red][COLOR=darkorange]Wolverhampton Wanderers FC[/COLOR]
[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fc/Wolverhampton_Wanderers.svg/200px-Wolverhampton_Wanderers.svg.png[/IMG]
[COLOR=darkorange]End of Challenge Update

[/COLOR] [/COLOR][/B][/CENTER]
[COLOR=darkgreen][B]Quickly by the Numbers[/B][/COLOR]
League: [URL="http://i.imgur.com/KG2xq.png"]4th[/URL] (Champs League Qualification)
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/QElMc.png"]Record in Charge[/URL]: 6-3-5
Goals For/Against: 24-16
Steven Fletcher: [URL="http://i.imgur.com/7pkwR.png"]24 Goals[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/0wgfU.png"]The Squad[/URL]

[COLOR=darkgreen][B]The Summary[/B][/COLOR]

Well we started off with straight losses to West Ham & Manchester United, then wins over Bolton & Newcastle got things back on track, but we had dropped away from third and it looked like 4th was going to be our lot. We drew with Arsenal, but losses to Birmingham, Liverpool & Stoke really hurt our chances of getting better. An unbeaten run to the end of the season with 12 goals to 6 conceded was not really a chance of helping us get back ahead, Wigan, Blackpool & Sunderland went down easily, but we battled to draws against Blackburn and Manchester City. A good end to the challenge, but disappointed to concede 2 goals against Blackburn and miss those bonus points. Was great seeing one of our youngsters winning the [URL="http://i.imgur.com/cgacL.png"]Young Player of the Month[/URL] award, a well deserved effort from Bia and taking both 2nd & 3rd in the [URL="http://i.imgur.com/xNhc6.png"]Goal of the Month[/URL]: Steven Fletcher - [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAMYte8F1GM"]Video Highlights[/URL].

[COLOR=darkgreen]Points System[/COLOR]

Finish 4th: [COLOR=red]5pts[/COLOR]

[COLOR=red]Bonus Points[/COLOR]
Go Unbeaten: [COLOR=red]No[/COLOR] 0pts
Win 10 Games: [COLOR=red]6 Wins[/COLOR] 0pts
Score >42 Goals: [COLOR=red]24 Goals[/COLOR] 0pts
Concede <14 Goals: [COLOR=red]16 Goals[/COLOR] 0pts
Fletcher EPL Top Goalscorer: [COLOR=red]Yes[/COLOR] 5pts

[COLOR=darkgreen]For a Grand Total of: [B]10pts[/B][/COLOR]

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Well Full Summaries of the 3rd & 4th Challenges are now posted, I will try to get Summaries of 5th & 6th Challenges along soon, and then I will look for more possible challenges from my various games with different leagues loaded, got a couple of International Challenges that could be of interest as well.

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I thought I'd add a mini-update if anyone is interested that I've played through the summer and started the new season with Wolves this evening.

[URL="http://i.imgur.com/KCCJf.png"]Champions Cup Best Placed Play-off Leg 1[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/mYoat.png"]Champions Cup Best Placed Play-off Leg 2[/URL]

We've been handed a group of Inter Milan, Benfica and Spartak Moscow although I have a sneaky feeling we could nick 3rd place here. Spartak at home first up which is a must win if we're going to make an impression.

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I'll give the Mainz one a go soon, looks interesting enough.

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I've gone back to have a go at the Padroense challenge. It might take a bit longer than the Wolves one due to the extra leagues loaded but I'll see how it goes.

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Awesome guys, hope you enjoy them. And best of Luck as you attack the challenges.

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[SIZE="3"]Challenge 1: Padroense[/SIZE]

[I]Cup[/I]
We gave a brave performance but their quality shone through.
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/OhnVX.png"]Beaten cup quarter-finalists[/URL]: 0pts

[I]League[/I]
We were relegated on matchday 26 after a 2-2 draw with Cesarense. With the pressure lifted from the players we won 3 of the final 4 games including an excellent 4-2 win over champions Gondomar. I'm gutted to have been relegated now as I really enjoyed the challenge of managing a poor team and was very satisfied when the results finally came together. I'll maybe stick around for a while on this save too and see if I can get a job at a newly promoted team.
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/5XZDB.png"]Results[/URL]
[URL="http://i.imgur.com/CW2VA.png"]Relegated (16th)[/URL]: 0pts

[I]Bonus Points[/I]
Lost 7 games: 0pts
We only managed 3 wins: 0pts
Scored 16 (11 of which were scored by the impressive [URL="http://i.imgur.com/7r54T.png"]Rui[/URL]): 0pts
Conceded 26: 0pts


[I]On another note: I had a so-so start to the season with Wolves but after losing the opening CL game 4-3 at home to Spartak I decided to call time on that save. I'm not a big fan of managing in the top leagues anyway, and I also seem to lose interest playing in Europe with larger teams (I don't mind if I've taken a tiny team up the leagues into Europe though :)). Finally, I'll maybe have a go at the Mainz game over the weekend as I've got a busy period coming up.[/I]

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Awww hard luck there Aaberdeenn, that is kinda how I felt at the end of that game as well, was very tough ask to win that challenge, be delighted to see what others can do there as well. Good luck continuing with anymore challenges or in any of the continuing games they have.

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I have released the full versions of Roving to Europe & Rising from the Ashes, hopefully people jump into these challenges with gusto. I have completed the Heart challenge and will post a summary of my game there soon, I am looking at doing the Mainstay Challenge next, as well as holidaying some more games looking for other challenges that may be around as well. I have a couple of international challenges that look possible as well.

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Later today I will be posting my final results from the Phoenix & Heart Challenges, then I will also be uploading 2 International Challenges, one at the Euros in 2012 & another at the World Cup in 2014. There my be an Italian Challenge as well, but that depends on what I can find on a look through the save I have advanced.

Hope you are all enjoying your saves, and I am looking forward to seeing some more results. Remember new entrants are always welcome, the leaderboard is on a "per Challenge" basis, so whether you complete one challenge or ten challenges you can still be on top of the leaderboard.

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nice.. definetly looking forward to the international challenges, i was thinking of doing the BBurn 1 or maybe Mainz, but i downloaded them a few days ago and i couldnt get into them.

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I've made a start on the Mainz challenge this evening, I'll hopefully be finished either tomorrow night or on Monday.

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Well guys, I have added two international Challenges, hope you all enjoy them. The first is Croatia in the European Championships, this is on a Medium Database, and the second is Scotland at the World Cup on a Small Database. Should both be good enjoyable short challenges. Next for me is updating the opening post a little bit and posting my end of Challenge report from the Melbourne Heart Challenge...

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