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Crazy Canuck on Global Managerial Tour - This is the Big (FM12) One!!!

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I first tried out FM11 the Big One with every league in the game loaded in some manner and I had a fantastic experience, so I'm going to try and do that again. :)

[B]Leagues[/B] (all loaded down to lowest level)

- All 117 leagues and 51 playable nations
- Large database with 125,000 players

Playable
- Argentina
- Australia
- Austria
- Belgium
- Brazil
- China
- Czech Republic
- England
- France
- Germany
- Greece
- Hong Kong
- Iceland
- India
- Indonesia
- Ireland
- Italy
- Malaysia
- Mexico
- Netherlands
- Northern Ireland
- Peru
- Portugal
- Russia
- Scotland
- Serbia
- Singapore
- Slovenia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Spain
- Switzerland
- Turkey
- Ukraine
- USA
- Wales

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- Belarus
- Bulgaria
- Colombia
- Croatia
- Denmark
- Finland
- Hungary
- Israel
- Norway
- Poland
- Romania
- Slovakia
- Sweden
- Uruguay

As usual, sunday league footballer Canadian/Hong Kong manager Ricky Nakano will be starting unemployed and starting at the US starting date of January 2011. I have no concerns about the speed since I did this last year as well...

[B]Goals:[/B] The usual ones, manage TFC (or Vancouver), manage the Canadian team to glory. And of course try and be the best manager in the world, but for this I will try and manage in countries I've never managed in before.

Now let's get this on the road! :D

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[COLOR=#222222][B]Career Overview[/B]

[B]Summary[/B]
[/COLOR][CODE]
Year Team Country League Position Notes and Info Salary (Annual)
[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279353-Crazy-Canuck-on-Global-Managerial-Tour-This-is-the-Big-(FM12)-One!!!?p=7204644&viewfull=1#post7204644"]2011[/URL] EC Santo André Brazil Série C 1st Promotion $ 80,000
[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279353-Crazy-Canuck-on-Global-Managerial-Tour-This-is-the-Big-(FM12)-One!!!?p=7237951&viewfull=1#post7237951"]2012[/URL] EC Santo André Brazil Série B 1st Promotion $130,000
[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279353-Crazy-Canuck-on-Global-Managerial-Tour-This-is-the-Big-(FM12)-One!!!?p=7267154&viewfull=1#post7267154"]2013[/URL] EC Santo André Brazil Série A 15th N/A $140,000
2014 EC Santo André Brazil Série A N/A N/A $ 50,000
[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279353-Crazy-Canuck-on-Global-Managerial-Tour-This-is-the-Big-(FM12)-One!!!?p=7289479&viewfull=1#post7289479"]2014[/URL] DC United USA MLS 2nd US Open Cup Winners $ 25,000
[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279353-Crazy-Canuck-on-Global-Managerial-Tour-This-is-the-Big-(FM12)-One!!!?p=7332547&viewfull=1#post7332547"]2015[/URL] DC United USA MLS 2nd US Open Cup Winners $ 75,000
2016 DC United USA MLS N/A CONCACAF CL Winners $ 50,000
[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279353-Crazy-Canuck-on-Global-Managerial-Tour-This-is-the-Big-(FM12)-One!!!?p=7376395&viewfull=1#post7376395"]2016-2017[/URL] Galatasaray S.K. Turkey Super Lig 1st Double + EL Finalists $1,450,000
[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279353-Crazy-Canuck-on-Global-Managerial-Tour-This-is-the-Big-(FM12)-One!!!?p=7410219&viewfull=1#post7410219"]2017-2018[/URL] Galatasaray S.K. Turkey Super Lig 1st Domestic Title $1,500,000
[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279353-Crazy-Canuck-on-Global-Managerial-Tour-This-is-the-Big-(FM12)-One!!!?p=7443878&viewfull=1#post7443878"]2018-2019[/URL] Galatasaray S.K. Turkey Super Lig 1st Domestic Title $1,500,000
[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279353-Crazy-Canuck-on-Global-Managerial-Tour-This-is-the-Big-(FM12)-One!!!?p=7511280&viewfull=1#post7511280"]2019-2020[/URL] Galatasaray S.K. Turkey Super Lig 1st Domestic Double $3,500,000
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Career Totals $8,500,000
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[COLOR=#222222][B]
Stats[/B]
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Year Team GP - W - D - L - F - A - G.D. - Days
2011 EC Santo André 35 - 13 - 11 - 11 - 43 - 33 - + 10 - 289
2012 EC Santo André 61 - 33 - 12 - 16 - 88 - 48 - + 40 - 385
2013 EC Santo André 62 - 24 - 15 - 23 - 81 - 67 - + 14 - 372
2014 EC Santo André 25 - 15 - 5 - 5 - 43 - 17 - + 26 - 129
2014 DC United 44 - 29 - 7 - 8 - 94 - 39 - + 55 - 203
2015 DC United 54 - 36 - 11 - 7 - 115 - 48 - + 67 - 374
2016 DC United 23 - 15 - 6 - 2 - 56 - 16 - + 40 - 219
2016-2017 Galatasaray 64 - 48 - 11 - 5 - 153 - 49 - +104 - 334
2017 Canada 7 - 3 - 0 - 4 - 8 - 9 - - 1 - 149
2017-2018 Galatasaray 56 - 38 - 11 - 7 - 124 - 44 - + 80 - 364
2018 Canada 8 - 6 - 0 - 2 - 19 - 7 - + 12 - 365
2018-2019 Galatasaray 50 - 36 - 7 - 7 - 112 - 34 - + 78 - 371
2019 Canada 13 - 11 - 0 - 2 - 30 - 12 - + 18 - 365
2019-2020 Galatasaray 58 - 42 - 10 - 6 - 134 - 43 - + 91 - 367
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Career Totals 560 - 349 - 106 - 105 - 1100 - 466 - +634 - 3407
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Club Totals 532 - 329 - 106 - 97 - 1043 - 438 - +605 - 3407
International Totals 28 - 20 - 0 - 8 - 57 - 28 - + 29 - 879
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EC Santo André 183 - 85 - 43 - 55 - 255 - 165 - + 90 - 1175
DC United 121 - 80 - 24 - 17 - 265 - 103 - +162 - 796
Galatasaray 228 - 164 - 39 - 25 - 523 - 170 - +353 - 1436
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[B]Awards
[/B]
[LIST]
[*]November 13, 2011: Melhor Treinador da Série C Winner (Manager of the Year Winner)
[*]December 2, 2012: Melhor Treinador da Série B Winner (Manager of the Year Winner)
[*]November 23, 2015: MLS Coach of the Year (2nd place)
[*]May 29, 2017: Spor Toto Super Lig Yilin Menajeri Winner (Manager of the Year Winner)
[*]May 28, 2018: Spor Toto Super Lig Yilin Menajeri Winner (Manager of the Year Winner)
[*]June 2, 2019: Spor Toto Super Lig Yilin Menajeri Finalist (Manager of the Year - 2nd place)
[*]May 25, 2020: Spor Toto Super Lig Yilin Menajeri Winner (Manager of the Year Winner)
[/LIST][B]Rich List[/B]
[CODE]
Year Club Ranking Value
2014 July DC United 89th $58 million
2015 July DC United 77th $70 million
2016 July Galatasaray 68th $74 million
2017 July Galatasaray 68th $77 million
2018 July Galatasaray 46th $103 million
2019 July Galatasaray 35th $137 million
2020 July Galatasaray 23rd $176 million
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[B]Contracts[/B]
[LIST]
[*]January 27, 2011 - Signed a 2 year contract with EC Santo André (Brazil) worth $100,000 a year until December 31, 2012
[*]January 1, 2012 - Signed a 2 year contract extension with EC Santo André (Brazil) worth $135,000 a year until December 31, 2014
[*]April 16, 2014 - Resigned from EC Santo André (Brazil)
[*]April 24, 2014 - Signed a 3 year contract with DC United (USA) worth $68,000 a year until December 31, 2016
[*]June 28, 2016 - Resigned from DC United (USA)
[*]June 28, 2016 - Signed a 4 year contract with Galatasaray S.K. (Turkey) worth $1,500,000 a year until June 30, 2020
[*]August 4, 2017 - Hired as the manager of the Canadian national soccer team
[*]July 2, 2019 - Signed a 3 year contract extension with Galatasaray S.K. (Turkey) worth $3,600,000 a year until June 30, 2023
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[CENTER][B]January 27, 2011

[/B][IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/Logo_ecsa.png[/IMG][/CENTER]

[B]SANTO ANDRÉ - [/B]After many different rumours coming out deliberating who will be the next manager of Brazilian Serie C club [B]E.C. [/B][B]Santo André[/B], the board have chosen an unknown Canadian/Hong Kong manager Ricky Nakano. In a short statement, Nakano is excited about the challenge of managing in Brazil and taking the club to greater heights. He has signed a 2 year contract until the end of 2012 with an annual salary of $100,000 USD.

The first priority is preforming well the state competition, the [B]Campeonato Paulista[/B], before competing in Serie C the latter half of the season.
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So I'm going to start at the bottom in Brazil....and somewhere I never managed before as well.

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Good luck mate enjoyed last years one doing one myself when i get the game later today.

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Wow...I wish you the best of luck in Brazil :thup:

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The lower leagues of Brazil should be a real challenge...Good luck :thup:

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Good luck!

What spec of computer do you have, btw? Impressive list of leagues loaded! :eek:

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Cheers guys. :)

Crouchy my computer isn't that great...a 2.1Ghz dual core CPU with 4 GB of ram. A lot have better specs than me but I've tested these very big saves enough to expect a decent performance. Yeah the loading and saving times are going to take a while but it's only a little waiting. :)

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wow thats a lot of leagues. good luck in brazil mate

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Welcome back, sir! :) Looking forward to it!

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Cheers for the comments guys.

I'm nearly done the state championships, and the verdict is....

This team is most useless team I've ever managed in FM ffs.

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Gotta remember that the state championship is filled with a lot of higher division teams. Not a very fun competition to play in when you are a 3rd division Brazilian team up against 1st division teams.

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[quote name='Vizrahen']Gotta remember that the state championship is filled with a lot of higher division teams. Not a very fun competition to play in when you are a 3rd division Brazilian team up against 1st division teams.[/QUOTE]

I thought we actually did pretty well against the Serie A clubs. We lost every single game but the quality of play was encouraging. It was drawing/losing against teams similar to our level that I did not like at all. TBF though I joined when the state championships were ongoing so I pretty much had to adjust on the fly which made things more challenging. Our scoring was non existent so that's the priority in preparation for Serie C.

FYI the board want promotion back to Serie B and I would like promotion as well.

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Brazil, nice! Looking forward to this one! :thup:

Did you get to play any fellow Serie C teams during the State Championship to get a feel for whether promotion is a realistic prospect?

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[quote name='iseemonsters1']Brazil, nice! Looking forward to this one! :thup:

Did you get to play any fellow Serie C teams during the State Championship to get a feel for whether promotion is a realistic prospect?[/QUOTE]

I have no idea because we lost to Fourth Division and Lower Division clubs... :D

Reputation wise, we should definitely get promoted (Santo Andre were relegated from both Serie A and B the last couple seasons!). We had the least amount of goals in the State Championship but we were mid pack in goals conceded so if we can find someone who can score some goals consistently we'll be in good shape.

In other news, Dominic Kinnear has been sacked from the Houston Dynamo. The weird thing is the fact they were 3rd in the East and weren't doing too badly...Gary Smith is also sacked from Colorado, and Rennie and Winter are on the hot seat at Vancouver and TFC respectively.

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Hey rancer!

Good luck with this epic career. :thup: The Paulista state championships must put you up against some difficult opposition! A chance for some early giant-killing perhaps ;)

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[quote name='rancer890']
In other news, Dominic Kinnear has been sacked from the Houston Dynamo. The weird thing is the fact they were 3rd in the East and weren't doing too badly...Gary Smith is also sacked from Colorado, and Rennie and Winter are on the hot seat at Vancouver and TFC respectively.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I've already seen Houston, Colorado and now New York sack coaches, and I'm only to early June.

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Good luck rancer, will be following this. Not too many tycoon owners in Brazil Serie C ;)

Haven't been that low in the Brazilian structure for a while. From what I remember, it was tough to get anywhere near promotion due to a ridiculous amount of playoffs.

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You sure are playing with a lot of leagues but I agree it would add to the experience. Good luck with SANTO ANDRÉ.

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[CENTER][B]2011 Season Review - E.C Santo André - Campeonato Brasileiro Série C[/B]

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/Logo_ecsa.png[/IMG]
[/CENTER]
[LEFT]
[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/CampeonatoPaulistaSrieA1Overview_Stages.png"]Campeonato Paulista Standings[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ECSantoAndrFixtures_Fixtures.png"]Fixtures[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/CampeonatoPaulistaSrieA1Overview_PastPositions.png"]Past Positions[/URL][/B] - It was much of a struggle throughout the State Championships once I joined the club after the 3rd game of the season. I didn't have much luck with winning any games, until my lucky breakthrough in the 7th one (early goal and a penalty). The whole season was horrible for us and was highlighted by a loss to Mogi Mirim, who managed to win their only game of the season against us.

[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/CampeonatoBrasileiroSrieCOverview_Stages.png"]Série C 1st Stage[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/CampeonatoBrasileiroSrieCOverview_Stages-2.png"]Série C 2nd Stage[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ECSantoAndrFixtures_Fixtures-1.png"]Série C Fixtures[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrvFortalezaSplitView.png"]Série C Final[/URL][/B] - After a little break between the playoffs of the Campeonato Paulista and the start of the Série C season I made some adjustments to hopefully improve the squad and after 4 games I thought 'dejavu again'...but then I slightly tweaked the tactics a bit to try and find a way to win some games and we kept winning...and winning...and winning till the 2nd leg of the Final which we lost on penalties. But it didn't really matter to me because we finished top 2 in the Second Stage, which meant promotion to Série B!!! :D

[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrTransfers_History.png"]Transfers[/URL][/B] - These players were key in preventing me from getting relegated from the State Championships and getting promotion:

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/RogerOverview_Attributes.png"]Roger[/URL] - initially loaned for depth, he turned into a pretty good player my first choice left back was injured

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/MuralhaOverview_Attributes.png"]Muralha[/URL] - provided a stable influence on the midfield all season

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/MatheusCarvallhoOverview_Attributes.png"]Matheus Carvalho[/URL] - he scored 5 goals and 4 assists in only 13 games for a very good season on loan. Hopefully I can get him back next season

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/FabianoOliveiraOverview_Attributes.png"]Fabiano Oliveira[/URL] - a solid 6 goals and 2 assists in 15 games. He will be back next season as he's on 2 season loan from Flamengo

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/EduardoLuizOverview_Attributes.png"]Eduardo Luiz[/URL] - a stable presence at centreback and scored some key goals.

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/CsarOverview_Attributes.png"]César[/URL] - he was the starting GK for most of the season and he didn't disappoint. Even despite our terrible record in the State Championships, he wasn't the reason we lost

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/AmltonOverview_Attributes.png"]Amilton[/URL] - he was a solid contributor at AMC most of the season.

[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ECSantoAndrSquad_Players.png"]Squad 1[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ECSantoAndrSquad_Players-2.png"]Squad 2[/URL][/B] - A solid squad with the additions of the loan signings and much improved since when I was initially at the club.

Team MVP - [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/LuisinhoPaulistaOverview_Attributes.png"]Luisinho Paulista[/URL] - because he was with the club the whole season and was the leading goal scoring and scored when we most needed him

[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrInformation_General.png"]Overview[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrInformation_Facilities.png"]Facilities[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrBoardroom_Finances.png"]Finances[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrAffiliatedClubs_Current.png"]Affiliations[/URL]

Goals:[/B]
- avoid relegation
- be competitive in the State Championship

[B]Summary[/B]
[CODE]
Year Team Country League Position Notes and Info
2011 EC Santo André Brazil Série C 1st Promotion
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[CENTER][B]2011 Youth Candidates Graduates - E.C Santo André - Campeonato Brasileiro Série C[/B]

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/Logo_ecsa.png[/IMG]
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[B]Best Player (Current Potential/Future Potential)[/B]:

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/TobiasYP2011Overview_Attributes.png"]Tobias (AMC/MC)[/URL] - 1 star/4.5 stars - young player with fantastic potential. He has some good decent starting attributes too.

[B]Other Players (Current Potential/Future Potential)[/B]:

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/AndersonOverview_Attributes.png"]Anderson (GK)[/URL] - 4 grey stars/3.5 stars

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/AndrezinhoOverview_Attributes.png"]Andrezinho (ML)[/URL] - 2.5 grey stars/2.5 stars

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/JorjoOverview_Attributes.png"]Jorjão (AMC/MC)[/URL] - 4 grey stars/4 stars

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/MarcelinhoOverview_Attributes.png"]Marcelinho (DC/DM)[/URL] - 3.5 grey stars/4 stars

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/PabloOverview_Attributes.png"]Pablo (AMC/ST)[/URL] - 4 grey stars/4 stars

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ThiagoOverview_Attributes.png"]Tiagão (WR/DM)[/URL] - 2.5 grey stars/2.5 stars

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Overall it was a good intake and pleased to see that we have one standout player who looks like he could turn in something if he has the right development. [/LEFT]

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[CENTER][B]2012 Season Preview - E.C Santo André - Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[/B]

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/Logo_ecsa.png[/IMG]
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[B]January 1, 2012
[/B]
Sponsorship Deals:
[LIST]
[*]General Sponsorship - One year deal worth $800k (previously $443k)
[*]Kit Sponsorship - One year deal worth $525k (previously $295k)
[/LIST][LEFT]The total annual amount of new sponsorship money is $1.31 million, an increase from last year's total of $738k.

Initial Budgets:
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[LIST]
[*]Wage Budget - $3.5 million
[*]Transfer Budget - $63.09k
[/LIST][LEFT]My own contract:
[/LEFT]
[LIST]
[*]I have agreed to a new 2 year contract extension worth $135,000 per year until the end of 2014.
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[quote name='psychonaut']Well done on promotion![/QUOTE]

Cheers psychonaut! :)

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[CENTER][B]2012 Season Preview - E.C Santo André - Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[/B]

[IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/Logo_ecsa.png[/IMG]
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[B]January 2, 2012
[/B][CENTER]Season Expectations
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Série B Expectations - Safe Mid-Table Finish
Campeonato Paulista Série A1 Expectations - Learn from Experience
Série B TV Rights - $984k
Paulistão TV Rights - $1.1 million
Transfer Budget - $63.09k
Wage Budget - $3.5 million (currently spending $1,808,019)[/LEFT]

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Congrats on the promotion and good luck in Serie B :)

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You might have a little bit of leway in that wage budget :P

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Great start to your career :)
Good luck in serie B and lets hope for some improvemnts in the state championships.

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Awesome work getting promoted already! :thup: What do you think your chances are of meeting those expectations of a mid-table finish?

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Cheers B.W.G, roganp, Flamers, karax and iseemonsters!

We lost a lot of money last season (although now we have over $2 million in TV revenue!) but I will still be slightly increasing payroll this season. I will not allocate wage budget into the transfer budget because we can improve the squad without spending loads on transfer fees.

I think we can get a mid-table finish. This squad is good enough.

OTOH made my first bonehead move by accidentally letting another Mexican club poach my ass man so need to find a new one before the season begins....

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Congrats on the promotion though with Santo André that was fairly predictable ;) (albeit the Brazilian Serie C is never truly easy to escape from). Now the real battle begins.

Tobias looks great, quite lucky there.

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Promotion already? Pah... ;)

Plenty of decent youngsters coming through too. Tobias will turn out great :thup:

I presume you're playing quite a narrow formation? They don't seem to do wingers in Brazil!

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[quote name='noikeee']Congrats on the promotion though with Santo André that was fairly predictable ;) (albeit the Brazilian Serie C is never truly easy to escape from). Now the real battle begins.

Tobias looks great, quite lucky there.[/QUOTE]

Cheers noikeee! The board wanted promotion so I pretty much had to get promotion or else. :D

[quote name='AK22']Promotion already? Pah... ;)

Plenty of decent youngsters coming through too. Tobias will turn out great :thup:

I presume you're playing quite a narrow formation? They don't seem to do wingers in Brazil![/QUOTE]

Cheers AK22. My formation is a narrow 4-3-1-2 with 3 CMs and AMC which I hope Tobias will fill eventually. First few games at the club I had to decide on a formation. I didn't like the default 4-2-2-2 one...

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And I thought you were a sadist for playing in the MLS! Brazil is even more complicated! ;) :D. Looks like you're having no problems though with promotion in your first season :thup:.

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[quote name='Raware']And I thought you were a sadist for playing in the MLS! Brazil is even more complicated! ;) :D. Looks like you're having no problems though with promotion in your first season :thup:.[/QUOTE]

Maybe its just the Americas in general :)

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Cheers Raware, Nobby, and cerud for the comments. :)

Considering how I've tackled complicated league setups like MLS and Indonesia, Brazil isn't really much different. :D

Already past midway through the season. Had a successful season in the State Championships and now hoping to do well in Serie B. Midtable will do and anything more is a bonus!

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Congrats on your promotion!

Good luck with your 2012 season.

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Congrats on promotion, Interesting reading the differences between your save and barneys concerning players but yet both being successful

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Cheers guys. 2012 End of Season Update coming up! :D

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[CENTER][B]2012 Season Review - E.C Santo André - Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[/B]

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[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/CampeonatoPaulistaSrieA1Overview_Stages-1.png"]Campeonato Paulistao Standings[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ECSantoAndrFixtures_Fixtures-2.png"]Fixtures[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/CampeonatoPaulistaSrieA1Overview_PastPositions-1.png"]Past Positions[/URL][/B] - A much improved squad fared a lot better in the State Championships, and we managed to make the playoffs as a 7th seed, but we lost narrowly to Corinthians in the Quarter-Final

[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/CampeonatoBrasileiroSrieBOverview_Stages.png"]Série B Standings[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ECSantoAndrFixtures_Fixtures-3.png"]Fixtures 1[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ECSantoAndrFixtures_Fixtures-2-1.png"]Fixtures 2[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/CampeonatoBrasileiroSrieBOverview_PastPositions.png"]Past Positions[/URL] [/B]- A fantastic season! I really didn't expect, but during that run in the middle of the season I thought it became a big possibility, and despite the fact that the squad seemed to have went on the holidays a month early we still managed to get the job done!

[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ECSantoAndrFixtures_Fixtures-4.png"]Copa do Brasil[/URL] - [/B]as usual, we exit the competition at the second round

[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrTransfers_History-1.png"]Transfers[/URL][/B] - we continued to sign reinforcements to improve the squad for Série B.

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/AudlioOverview_Attributes.png"]Audalio[/URL] - signed before the 2012 season, he was a stable presence wherever he played. Some teams wanted him during the season but I kept saying no.

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/WendelOverview_Attributes.png"]Wendel[/URL] - another loanee, Wendel managed to help out the team whenever he could.

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/MarceloGodriOverview_Attributes.png"]Marcelo Godri[/URL] - another good versatile player who chipped in when he could

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/EvertonSenaOverview_Attributes.png"]Everton Sena[/URL] - acquired on loan, Sena really helped out our backline and scored some very timely goals.

[URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/WevertonOverview_Attributes.png"]Weverton[/URL] - snapped up on a free, he came midseason when our form wasn't so good, and directly helped us to get promotion, and nearly winning the league.

[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ECSantoAndrSquad_Players-1.png"]Squad 1[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/ECSantoAndrSquad_Players-2-1.png"]Squad 2[/URL][/B] - A very good squad, but we had a lot of loans and I hope to cut back on them. Some of them were from parent club Flamengo and they will probably terminate the agreement so we need to find some replacements quick because the State Championships are going to start again in mid-January.

Team MVP - [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/MatheusCarvallhoOverview_Attributes-1.png"]Matheus Carvalho[/URL]

[B][URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrInformation_General-1.png"]Overview[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrInformation_Facilities-1.png"]Facilities[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrBoardroom_Finances-1.png"]Finances[/URL] | [URL="http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/rancer890/FM12 Career Game/SantoAndrAffiliatedClubs_Current-1.png"]Affiliations[/URL][/B]

We lost money again but I can't really do much about it. We just need a lot more fans at the stadium to support us....

[B]Goals[/B]:
- avoid relegation (I don't think it'll be as easy as this season...)
- much of the same in the State Championships. Playoffs would be good.

[B]Other:[/B]
- we are now able to scout everywhere!
- we improved our junior coaching to 'average'
- the board have decided to buy the stadium, but we don't really have the funds....

[B]Summary[/B]
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Year Team Country League Position Notes and Info Attendance
2011 EC Santo André Brazil Série C 1st Promotion 2,599
2012 EC Santo André Brazil Série B 3rd Promotion 3,228
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Congrats on a successful season,better performance in the State Championship and promotion....well done :D

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