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2018 World Cup - Hosts: Russia

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Galatasaray players at the World Cup:

Honduras - Emilio Izaguirre

USA - Timothy Chandler

Hungary - Daniel Raboczki

Switzerland - Steven Zuber

Turkey - Kemal Tokak, Serdar Aziz

Uruguay - Fernando Muslera

Group A - Russia, Wales, DR Congo, Brazil

Group B - England, Honduras, Ukraine, Chile

Group C - France, Turkey, Cameroon, Iran

Group D - USA, Switzerland, Argentina, Ghana

Group E - Italy, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Mali

Group F - Ireland, Japan, Senegal, Belgium

Group G - South Korea, Uruguay, Netherlands, Mexico

Group H - Portugal, Spain, Jamaica, Colombia

Notable absentees:

- Africa - Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria

- Asia/Oceania - Australia, China, New Zealand

- Europe - Germany, Greece

- North America - Canada :(

- South America - N/A

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2018-2019 Season Preview - Galatasaray S.K. - Spor Toto Super Lig

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Media Prediction: 1st

Spor Toto Super Lig Expectations: Title Challenge

Turkiye Kupasi Expectations: Be competitive

UEFA Champions League Expectations: Reach Group Stage

TV Revenue: $21.16 million

Transfer Budget: $38.24 million

Wage Budget: $94 million (currently spending $64,415,604)

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Definitely looks like you had to work harder to win the title this year, but well done on retaining it and great work in the Champions League :thup:

Demir looks a very good talent.

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Definitely looks like you had to work harder to win the title this year, but well done on retaining it and great work in the Champions League :thup:

Demir looks a very good talent.

Thanks mate. Demir is someone I want to keep but some of the bigger clubs are interested in him. As a young Turkish player I want him to be an integral part of GS for a long time.

:applause: .

Cheers for the applause mate. :thup:

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Canadian National Soccer Team - 2018 Friendlies

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JULY 20, 2018

A couple more friendlies in June against a tough European team and an easy CONCACAF team.

Switzerland 4-0 Canada

Bermuda 1-3 Canada

Upcoming Fixtures:

Aug. 15: @ St. Kitts and Nevis

Sept. 8: @ St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Sept. 12: @ Paraguay (will cancel for a home game at BMO Field)

Oct. 13: @ Puerto Rico

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2018 World Cup

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Hosts: Russia

Group Stages

[font=courier new]                 Group A                                             Group B                 
               P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts                                  P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
1st Brazil      3  2  1  0  3  1   7                  1st Chile        3  2  0  1  4  2   6
2nd DR Congo    3  1  1  1  3  4   4                  2nd Ukraine      3  2  0  1  5  5   6
3rd Wales       3  1  0  2  5  5   3                  3rd England      3  1  0  2  5  5   3
4th Russia      3  1  0  2  4  5   3                  4th Honduras     3  1  0  2  2  4   3

                 Group C                                             Group D
               P  W  D  L  F  A  PTS                                  P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
1st France      3  1  2  0  6  3   5                  1st Ghana        3  2  1  0  8  3   7
2nd Iran        3  1  1  1  5  5   4                  2nd Argentina    3  2  1  0  6  3   7
3rd Cameroon    3  0  3  0  3  3   3                  3rd Switzerland  3  1  0  2  4  4   3
4th Turkey      3  0  2  1  2  5   2                  4th USA          3  0  0  3  1  9   0

                 Group E                                             Group F
               P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts                                  P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts
1st Italy       3  3  0  0  7  3   9                  1st Senegal      3  2  1  0  6  3   7
2nd Hungary     3  2  0  1  5  1   6                  2nd Belgium      3  2  0  1  3  2   6
3rd Mali        3  1  0  2  4  5   3                  3rd Japan        3  1  1  1  3  4   4
4th S. Arabia   3  0  0  3  2  9   0                  4th Ireland      3  0  0  3  1  4   0
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[font=courier new]                  Group G                                             Group H[/font]
[font=courier new]                P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts                                  P  W  D  L  F  A  Pts[/font]
[font=courier new]1st Netherlands 3  3  0  0  8  2   9                  1st Portugal     3  2  0  1  6  3   6[/font]
[font=courier new]2nd S. Korea    3  1  0  2  5  6   3                  2nd Colombia     3  2  0  1  6  7   6[/font]
[font=courier new]3rd Mexico      3  1  0  2  3  5   3                  3rd Spain        3  1  1  1  3  1   4[/font]
[font=courier new]4th Uruguay     3  1  0  2  3  6   3                  4th Jamaica      3  0  1  2  2  6   1[/font]

Shockers in the group stage include the hosts Russia, England, and Spain all knocked out early.

Knockout Stage

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Unfortunate for the Belgians who got knocked out in the 2nd Round. A team from South America won the World Cup but not the one most would expect to win..

Awards

Best Goalkeeper - Luis Guilherme (Brazil/FC Porto)

Golden Ball - 1st: Mamadou Camara (Senegal/Man Utd), 2nd: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), 3rd: Alex Sandro (Brazil/PSG)

Golden Shoe - 1st: Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Real Madrid), 2nd: Pato (Brazil/AC Milan), 3rd: Sergio Aguero (Argentina/Man City)

Best Young Player - Angelo (Brazil/Real Madrid)

Dream Team

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Wow...Chile winning the World Cup,first time I've seen that happen.Keep up the fantastic work at Galatasaray :)

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Wow...Chile winning the World Cup,first time I've seen that happen.Keep up the fantastic work at Galatasaray :)

Quite shocking for me as well! And thanks I really want to do well the following season for an extra reason which I will say after the transfer update.

Just rejected a job offer from Wales and Brazil. I'll be honest I haven't really been focusing on Canada lately (and especially during the season while fighting for that league title), and our first games were in June. I want to manage in the 2019 Gold Cup first though and then we'll see after that.

Jason Kreis also just got the head coach job with the USMNT.

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Notable absentees:

- Africa - Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria

- Asia/Oceania - Australia, China, New Zealand

- Europe - Germany, Greece

- North America - Canada :(

- South America - N/A

We know who to blame for that! ;):D

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Doing a great job in Turkey :thup:

Bit of a shocker of a World cup there to say the least!

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Cristiano Ronaldo up front with Hulk and Neymar on the wings?

Ehh, Best Eleven and Dream Team were always a little fecked up with some weird selections in FM...

We know who to blame for that! ;):D

:o There's always next year! Erm, or the year after that!

Doing a great job in Turkey

Bit of a shocker of a World cup there to say the least!

Cheers mate. And yep, never seen Chile won a World Cup in any of my saves. :D

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Pre-season has been going well so far, and we beat St. Kitts 2-0 in a friendly. I will probably do a formal update on that and the other games after the August transfer window update.

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Quite a surprising World Cup. England and Spain out in the groups and Iran and DR Congo getting through, as well as Chile winning.

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I think the crash dumps have returned... :(

I'm not sure if it's related to the fact that I have a ATI card or something's buggered in my laptop. My other game saves in FM and my other games on this laptop seem to not have a problem.

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Excellent season; especially, well done in getting to the semi-final of the Champions League too :thup:

Not sure I'm a huge fan of these Championship playoff things though. It certainly turned out to be an advantage for you this season, and I don't want to take anything away from your success, but I just think, if my team has proven itself to be the best over the course of a 30+ game season, I don't want some cheeky bugger snatching the trophy off me by winning a couple of bonus games (I'd be livid if I was Besiktas manager :D). That's what the cup's are there for! :D

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Excellent season; especially, well done in getting to the semi-final of the Champions League too :thup:

Not sure I'm a huge fan of these Championship playoff things though. It certainly turned out to be an advantage for you this season, and I don't want to take anything away from your success, but I just think, if my team has proven itself to be the best over the course of a 30+ game season, I don't want some cheeky bugger snatching the trophy off me by winning a couple of bonus games (I'd be livid if I was Besiktas manager :D). That's what the cup's are there for! :D

The championship group were like playoffs to me so it's no big deal (remember I come from watching American sports with a playoff system :D). They're all important games and as a manager your goal is to win every game you play so it's only 6 more games for me to win after the 'regular season'.

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I think whole crash dump thing is a memory issue. In the bug forum, tonnes of people are having similar issues. I was as well, but I added a bunch of RAM into my machine (as I was going to anyways) and all is good now. BUt hopefull SI is able to lessen the memory requirements.

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I think whole crash dump thing is a memory issue. In the bug forum, tonnes of people are having similar issues. I was as well, but I added a bunch of RAM into my machine (as I was going to anyways) and all is good now. BUt hopefull SI is able to lessen the memory requirements.

I'm not sure, it might be memory related. Although when it crashed I did alt-tab to see what's wrong and the memory problem makes sense. It was really weird, because I didn't have this problem on some saves I tested, only this one. And since I'm planning to get a new laptop (or desktop) in 5-6 months I might as well try my best with this one..the only annoying thing is replaying matches, which was why it took me so long last season in the first place. I don't know if patches can fix it up, because the last patch certainly didn't.

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2018-2019 Offseason Transfers - Galatasaray S.K. - Spor Toto Super Lig

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Transfers

It was quite a busy transfer period trying to revamp the squad because of some long time GS players leaving the club but I think the new reinforcements should help us contend this season and many future seasons.

Hesham Elmunir - he looks like a fine player but I'm having a little trouble playing him given the Turkish squad restrictions..we'll try our best

Erdogan Keles - the Turkish U21 international is a decent acquisition to help with the Turkish match day squad quota

Chris Reese - a very young and talented American player. I think he can succeed here in Turkey and fellow American right back Timothy Chandler (as well my Ass Man, and one my coaches and Fitness Coaches) is at the club too so hope he doesn't have a hard time getting acclimated in Turkey

Ferhat Acer - his agent recommended him to me when his contract was expiring and he looks like a solid player so I signed him up. I'm also ecstatic to see that he got his first senior cap with Turkey

Magaye Gueye - with the loss of my MVP Steven Zuber to Man City for $21 million (all upfront) + 50% of next transfer clause, I had to find a replacement and after failing to sign 3 other players, I acquired Gueye from Napoli. He was unwanted there and Napoli offered him to us but he seems like a good fit and stats wise he looked even better than Zuber!

Alper Potuk - I needed a Turkish midfielder to help with the quotas on the match day squad and Potuk seemed to be a good fit at the club. Hopefully he's recovered after an injury in preseason and can contribute and lead us to a league title.

We also lost some solid role players like Ceyhun Gulselam, Serkan Kurtulus, Sercan Yilidirim and a reserve player in Ismail Unsal. I had thought of releasing Selcuk Inan but I wasn't sure if I could acquire another Turkish midfielder outside of Potuk so I kept him for another season, and he accepted a 50% paycut from $7.5 million to $3.3 million. Also excited that Colin Kazim Richards decided to accept mutual termination after I let him rot in the reserves for an entire season earning him $4.3 million in the process. So more or less I gave him over $5 million to come to training on time and play reserve football.

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UEFA Champions League

Group Stages

Groups A-C

Groups D-F

Groups G-H

Palermo and PSG will be tough opposition in our group but hopefully we can advance. Having faced PSG last year in the Knockout Stages they are a tough opponent so we will have to be at our best. I thought we did well to avoid the big clubs early as Groups A, B,C and F seem to very challenging groups, and with Group F, the Champions League winners (Arsenal) and finalist (Shakhtar) are in the same group.

And if anyone doesn't know where the final is held at, it's at GS's home stadium! So hopefully we can do well in the Champions League.

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Canadian National Soccer Team - 2018 Friendlies

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

St. Vincent & The Grenadines 0-5 Canada

Canada 3-1 Paraguay

A shocker to me that we managed to beat Paraguay in a friendly. Considering my previous victories were against: Guatemala, Cuba, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, it was surprising to also beat Paraguay. They're rated 77th but they have a lot of quality on the team and players who are playing with big European clubs. It's nice to see our hard work paid off in this match and also nice to see we played at Saputo Stadium in Montreal. At least we're unbeaten there in my tenure. :D

Upcoming Fixtures:

Oct. 13: vs Australia (cancelled the Puerto Rico game)

Nov. 17: at Anguilla

Nov. 21: vs Indonesia

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Looks like a decent CL group considering some of the clubs you could have drawn. Also some nice additions to the squad there, Reese looks a bargain and Gueye looks like he should get plenty of goals.

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Wouldn't that be something, if you played in it.

I would love to! But last season might just a fluke getting to the semis so I don't know..

Looks like a decent CL group considering some of the clubs you could have drawn. Also some nice additions to the squad there, Reese looks a bargain and Gueye looks like he should get plenty of goals.

Cheers City. I've been scouting Reese for over a year, and I had no interest in Gueye because I wanted to bring another Romanian (lots of good ones in my save) to replace Zuber but I think Gueye is the best option to replace Zuber out of all my targets in the offseason.

I'm now in October and I'm kind of regretting some of the foreigner purchases because I'm having a bit of trouble getting all the foreigners playing time. League average of domestic players is 64% while I'm only at 48%.

But the good news is the fact that with the recent youth facilities I now have the best facilities possible (top corporate/top training/excellent youth/excellent junior coaching/extensive youth recruitment) so hopefully I can successfully shift to a more homegrown approach in the future.

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Maybe fate has intervened? The final at your ground? You won't get another chance like this in a long while...no pressure though ;).

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It's nice I got a job offer and other clubs are noticing my success at Galatasaray, but sorry, I don't want to leave yet.

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Doesn't look like the greatest offer to me, low transfer budget and virtually no room to manoeuvre on the wage budget. Not saying it's impossible to work within those confines, but I suspect they've got a load of overpaid ageing 'stars' and as soon as you arrive they'll be expecting you to whisk them up in to the CL places rather than take a season or two to rebuild, since they're a reasonably big club. No reason not to move around, but I should think you'll be getting better offers than that in the near future.

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Nope, you can't leave yet. You have a date with destiny in the CL final at your place.

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Good decision to turn that down. Your building a very good side at Gala and as Raware said, it's fate that you will reach the Champions League final on home turf :p

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Always nice to be recognised for the work you are doing, right decision to stay though I think.

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Cheers guys. TBF, the only German club I would consider is Stuttgart. Although lately I have been in the rumour mill for a lot of job offers so we'll see...

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Right decision to stay for now. Still plenty to achieve in Turkey :thup:

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When I say 'no', I mean it. :mad: (although tempting budgets, but I never liked Man Utd so easy to reject)

The only job I will consider is Barca.

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Yeah...i'd probably reject Man Utd as well. Good choice :thup:

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Nice to see you showing loyalty towards Galatasaray,I would of done the same with rejecting both offers,especially the offer from Utd....rather manage Leverkusen with tighter budgets then Utd :D

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Reese looks like he could be a fine player - good desicion staying on at Galatasaray, I say. Not time to leeave just yet!

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I'd accept Man Utd on my save but that's purely because I'd want to manage all the best teams in the EPL ;)

Great choice on turning them down, much prefer to see you continue with Galatasary!

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Nobody would have liked you had you gone to manure.

100% agree with this ;):D

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Congrats on the recent job offers!

Good luck with GS! Will stay tuned to see how it goes.

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Canadian National Soccer Team - 2019 Gold Cup Canadian Preview

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I haven't posted in a LONG time, so lots of things to update! Firstly, the Canadian team update with some friendly results, and squad selection for the Gold Cup.

Friendlies:

February 13 - Grenada 1-3 Canada

Goals - Simeon Jackson, Junior Hoilett, Bryce Anderson

March 30 - Costa Rica 1-2 Canada

Goals - Nick Addesa, Xu Wei

Gold Cup Squad

Name (Club Name, Country) - Place of Birth (Youth System)

Goalkeepers:

Kevin Anderson (Kalmar FF, Sweden) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec (Ventura County Fusion)

Mike Giezen (Zurich, Switzerland) - Vancouver, British Columbia (Vancouver Residency)

Simon Thomas (Huddersfield, England) - Victoria, British Columbia (Vancouver Residency)

Defenders:

Nana Attakora (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark) - Toronto, Ontario (Toronto FC)

Bart Dijks (Stoke, England) - Hamilton, Ontario (Hamilton FC)

Wesley Gonsalves (Red Star, Serbia) - Toronto, Ontario (Cincinnati Kings)

Andre Hainault (FC Groningen, Netherlands) - Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec (Montreal Impact)

Will Halbouni (IF Elfsborg, Sweden) - Markham, Ontario (TFC Academy)

Gerry Heroux (Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Canada) - Kitchener, Ontario (Ventura County Fusion)

Jason Heroux (Zulte Waregem, Belgium) - Winnipeg, Manitoba (WSA Winnipeg)

Gerry Kawalit (Ajax, Netherlands) - London, Ontario (Forest City London)

Patrick Mude (Teplice, Czech Republic) - Vancouver, British Columbia (Vancouver Residency)

Midfielders:

Bryce Alderson (Laval, France) - Kitchener, Ontario (Vancouver Residency)

Junior Hoilett (Malaga, Spain) - Toronto, Ontario (Blackburn)

Will Johnson (Motherwell, Scotland) - Toronto, Ontario (Blackburn)

Abel Lopez Perez (Al-Wahda, UAE) - Thunder Bay, Ontario (Thunder Bay Chill)

Nick Olazabal (Helsingborgs IF, Sweden) - Grand Prairie, Alberta (Ventura County Fusion)

Jacopo Selmi (Novara, Italy) - Vancouver, British Columbia (Vancouver Residency)

Russell Teibert (Boluspor, Turkey) - Niagara Falls, Ontario (Vancouver Residency)

Forwards:

Nick Addesa (Randers Freja, Denmark) - Laval, Quebec (Ocean City Nor'easters)

Simeon Jackson (Padova, Italy) - Kingston, Jamaica (Rushden)

Adam McIntosh (Helsingborgs IF, Sweden) - Calgary, Alberta (Vermont Voltage)

Group Stage -

Group A - Curacao, Guatemala, Honduras, USA

Group B - Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Panama

Group C - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica

The goal is to win 2 out of 3 in our group.

Schedule:

June 10 - vs Bermuda (Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado)

June 14 - vs Mexico (Motor City Stadium, Detroit, Michigan??) - I actually have no idea where this stadium is located, or whether it exists IRL, since in Detroit they would play in Ford Field

June 17 - vs Panama (Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida)

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Nobody would have liked you had you gone to manure.

The main reason why I rejected. I wouldn't have liked myself! :lol:

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And there's a bit of good news for us (and probably the US too later on) as Chicharito didn't make the Mexican squad....despite the fact he's perfectly healthy!

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