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Back To The Future Sponsored by Tata

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Welcome to Back To The Future Sponsored by Tata. This is a sign-up where a consortium made of India's most famous company Tata, and the Indian Board of Tourism, plan to take over the footballing world by sponsoring various historically notable clubs all over Europe, and take them back to the glorious peaks of their past. Aditionally, a football academy and the headquarters of the operation have been set up in Mumbai, where for the last few years the Mumbai FC club has been grooming the next greatest talents in the world.

The 14 greatest talents of this exceptional academy, any of which looks set to be the next Maradona (though that is not a given!), will be assigned to each of the clubs Tata has purchased, and have been given a 20 years contract with their respective clubs, which cannot be broken. Once this contract runs out, they will all be transfered back to Mumbai FC for a reunion on the twilight of their careers.

Let's take a look at each of these legendary clubs:

  • Italy - Torino
  • England - Nottingham Forest
  • Germany - Bayern Monchengladbach
  • Spain - Real Sociedad
  • France - Stade de Reims
  • Holland - Sparta Rotterdam
  • Portugal - Belenenses
  • Belgium - KV Mechelen
  • Scotland - Aberdeen
  • Hungary - Honvéd
  • Sweden - IFK Goteborg
  • Romania - Steaua Bucuresti
  • Austria - Rapid Wien
  • Serbia - Crvena Zvezda

And obviously, India's own Mumbai FC - although no academy player will be placed there as of yet. A short historical debrief of these clubs and the reason why they have been chosen will be given later on. You can perhaps already see that some clubs have been chosen for slightly different reasons, and some are more likely to become successful than others.

Each of these clubs will be given 100 million euros in the bank, the stadiums will be expanded by 25000 seats, their reputations will be given a boost of 1000 points, and their current chairmen will be made "sugar daddys". Mumbai FC will be given the same, plus world class academy and training facilities. As for the 14 Academy players, they will be all born in 1995, will be of the same nationality as their clubs (wouldn't make much sense to spend their entire careers in a foreign club), will have Current Ability set at 115 (they are potential Maradonas, remember), and Potential Ability set to -10, which means they'll peak at somewhere in-between 170 and 200 CA. Hence, they'll all become world class, but some more world class than others.

Sign-up form for Academy players

Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it):

Club (pick one from the list of 14):

Nationality (must be same as the club):

Natural Position:

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA):

Prefered Foot:

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3):

Key mental attributes (pick 3):

Key physical attributes (pick 2):

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2):

Notes:

  • I have a fairly busy life and sometimes lack motivation to finish projects, so I do not promise anything regarding the future of this sign-up. Then again I also have a career spanning 12 years in the Gundo challenge, so I sometimes stick to things.
  • All you need to do is post the initial sign-up form, you don't need to be involved constantly. Comments will be appreciated, though.
  • The idea is to post yearly updates as to the progress of both clubs and players, and potential side effects (ex. do India become a strong nation with the Mumbai Academy being world-class?). This may change in the future.

Have fun with this sign-up. First 14 correct entries will be chosen.

List of academy players

1. Notthingam Forest - Glenn Crane (glennuk) - AMR / AMC, MC

2. Steaua Bucuresti - Domn Română (Cuddlefish) - GK

3. Stade de Reims - Pierre Flamers (Flamers) - GK

4. Torino - Paolo Rossi (Bliop) - ST

5. Aberdeen - Fergal Fergus (iAmGory) - ST

6. Sparta Rotterdam - Pjaal Woerts (Paolo Willenté) - ST

7. Honvéd - Blaz Goulash (jimbowmanuk) - MC

8. IFK Goteborg - Freddie Yodlessen (toon_balmy) - ST

9. Real Sociedad - José Alonso (AidanofLFC) - ST

10. Belenenses - Sílvio Alves (UAF_85) - AMC / MC

11. Crvena Zvezda - Milos Maric (lvzifer) - ST

12. Borussia Monchengladbach - Hans Muller (stuart_aberdeen) - MR / DR

13. Rapid Wien - Matthaeus Koenig (MattieCoopz) - DL / WBL

14. KV Mechelen - Axel Claude (noikeee) - DMC / MC

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Glenn Crane

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Nottingham Forest

Nationality (must be same as the club): English

Natural Position: AMR

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA): AMC, MC

Prefered Foot: Right

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Crossing, Long shots, dribbling

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Work rate, Teamwork, Creativity

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Pace, Strength

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): Dribbles with the ball down right, tries long shots

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Domn Română

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Steaua Bucuresti

Nationality (must be same as the club): Romanian

Natural Position: GK

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA):

Prefered Foot: Left

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Handling, Reflexes, One on Ones

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Influence, Work Rate, Composure

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Agility, Balance

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2):

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Sign-up form for Academy players

Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Piere Flamers

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Stade de Reims

Nationality (must be same as the club): frech

Natural Position: GK

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA):

Prefered Foot: Right

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Command of Area, Handling, One on Ones

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Positioning, Anticipation, Composure

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Balance, Jumping

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): Do GK's need PPMs?

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Paolo Rossi

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Torino

Nationality (must be same as the club): Italian

Natural Position: ST

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA):

Prefered Foot: Right

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Dribbling, Finishing, Technique

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Composure, Off the ball, Determination

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Pace, Stamina

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): Places shots, Likes to break the offside trap

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Fergal Fergus

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Aberdeen

Nationality (must be same as the club): Scottish

Natural Position: ST

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA):

Prefered Foot: Left

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Finishing, first touch, dribbling

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Composure, Off-the ball, anticipation

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Acceleration, strength

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): tries long shots, places shots

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All correct so far. Flamers you don't need PPM's, I'm just surprised two of you chose to be keepers, I thought everyone would want to be strikers! Nice to have some variety.

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Pjaal Woerts

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Sparta Rotterdam

Nationality (must be same as the club): Dutch

Natural Position: ST

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA):

Prefered Foot: Left

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Finish, First Touch, Technique

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Bravery, Determination, Work Rate

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Stamina, Strength

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): Plays with back to goal, Places Shots

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Blaz Goulash

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Honved

Nationality (must be same as the club): Hungarian

Natural Position: MC

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA):

Prefered Foot: Right

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Passing, First Touch, Free Kicks

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Decisions, Creativity, Flair

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Stamina, Balance

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): Dictates Tempo, Tries Killer Ball

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Freddie Yodle

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Ifk Gotheborg

Nationality (must be same as the club): Sweden

Natural Position: ST

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA):

Prefered Foot: Left

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Finishing Dribbling First touch

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Composure Off Ball Positioning

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Pace Strength

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): Places shots , likes to round goalkeeper

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Can I change Piere Flamers to Pierre Flamers, and Freddie Yodle to Freddie Yodlessen? Just to sound a bit more french/swedish.

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Can I change Piere Flamers to Pierre Flamers, and Freddie Yodle to Freddie Yodlessen? Just to sound a bit more french/swedish.

yeah sure no problem

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Haha, Yodle! Love it. But isn't that Swiss? :p

dunno just sounded swedish :)

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Jose Alonso

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Real Sociedad

Nationality (must be same as the club): Spain

Natural Position: Striker

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA):

Prefered Foot: Left

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Dribbling, Passing, finishing

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Composure, Determination, Work Rate

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Balance, Pace

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2):Runs with ball often, plays one-twos

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Sign-up form for Academy players

Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): SHAZ ALI

Club (pick one from the list of 14): BELENENSES

Nationality (must be same as the club): PORTUGESE

Natural Position: AMC/ MC

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA):DMC

Prefered Foot: RIGHT

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): PASSINJG, TECHNIQUE, FREE KICKS

Key mental attributes (pick 3): WORK RATE, TEAMWORK, CREATIVITY

Key physical attributes (pick 2): STAMINA, STRENGTH

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): TRIES KILL BALLS, HITS FREEKICKS WITH POWER

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Milos Maric

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Crvena Zvezda

Nationality (must be same as the club): Serbia

Natural Position: ST

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA): None

Prefered Foot: left

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Finishing Dribbling First touch

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Work Rate ,Off Ball ,Determination

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Pace Strength

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): Places shots, Attempt to beat offside trap

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UAF_85 please pick a portuguese name.. it's not very hard, see examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Portuguese_people

So far we have strikers, midfielders and keepers, would be nice if anyone wanted to be a defender but feel free to pick the position you want.

There are 3 spots left yet: Rapid Wien, KV Mechelen and Gladbach.

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Hans Muller

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Borussia Monchengladbach

Nationality (must be same as the club): Germany

Natural Position: RM

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA): RB

Prefered Foot: right

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): dribbling, tackling, passing

Key mental attributes (pick 3): work rate, creativity, determination

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Pace, Stamina

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): Dribbles with the ball down right, Dictates Tempo

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Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Matthaeus Koenig

Club (pick one from the list of 14): Rapid Wien

Nationality (must be same as the club): Austria

Natural Position: DL

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA): WBL

Prefered Foot: Right

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Crossing, Dribbling, Technique

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Determination, Teamwork, Work Rate

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Pace, Acceleration

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): Knocks Ball Past Opponent, Gets Forward Whenever Possible

Great idea for a sign-up! KUTGW!

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Are you not doing a player yourself Noikeee?

I wasn't thinking of it but I suppose I can take the remaining belgian player to get over with it.

Name (must be of the nationality you choose, or at least sound like it): Axel Claude

Club (pick one from the list of 14): KV Mechelen

Nationality (must be same as the club): Belgian

Natural Position: DMC

Secondary Position (for each you pick, 5 points will be deducted from the initial CA): MC

Prefered Foot: Right

Key technical/goalkeeping attributes (pick 3): Passing, Tackling, Marking

Key mental attributes (pick 3): Creativity, Decisions, Positioning

Key physical attributes (pick 2): Stamina, Acceleration

Prefered moves (pick a maximum of 2): Dictates Tempo, Tries Through Balls Often

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Right, I'm editing the database now. Since UAF_85 did not post back yet, I'm going to "portuguezate" the name of his player from Shaz Ali into Sílvio Alves, if he's not ok with that I can set what he wants as a nickname later on.

First post possibly today, in a new thread. Maybe.

Also, I forgot to ask everyone for their day and month of birth. No problem as that's going to be randomized! All will be born in 1995.

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So you need them or not ?Just in case ..

Mine is 12.09. XXXX

Birthplace ?

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