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E) Will SnakeXe have a lot of Brazilians in his next team? ;)

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[quote name='Pangaea']E) Will SnakeXe have a lot of Brazilians in his next team? ;)[/QUOTE]
:lol: Almost certainly! I don't know what the rules are regarding foreign players for Mexican sides, I assume there's some sort of quota.

[quote name='DaneBramage']I've just read through all of this, cracking career. :thup:[/QUOTE]
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it :)

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Last time I had last looked at this and posted, I was mid-way through page 6, you had just finished your first season at Arsenal, so I had A LOT of catching up to do! I'd say your Arsenal stint was a little underwhelming, not poor because back-to-back titles is great of course, but with that much money I'd have expected at least one domestic cup too, and something better in the Champions League than crashing out in 1 semi-final and 2 quarter-finals.

Thoroughly convincing at Santos though, top marks for your work in Brazil. :thup: I'm sure they're a ton of fun to manage due to the constant stream of youth talent in there, I even started a career with them once, but couldn't bear the exhausting calendar. I noticed at the start you mentioned that the brazilian domestic league had plummeted in reputation, how's that going now? Surely it improved after your successes - and after that season with 4 brazilian clubs in the Libertadores semis?

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And how's that dutch forward Koster doing these days? Still at Arsenal? Still banging goals like there's no tomorrow?

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[quote name='noikeee']Last time I had last looked at this and posted, I was mid-way through page 6, you had just finished your first season at Arsenal, so I had A LOT of catching up to do! I'd say your Arsenal stint was a little underwhelming, not poor because back-to-back titles is great of course, but with that much money I'd have expected at least one domestic cup too, and something better in the Champions League than crashing out in 1 semi-final and 2 quarter-finals.

Thoroughly convincing at Santos though, top marks for your work in Brazil. :thup: I'm sure they're a ton of fun to manage due to the constant stream of youth talent in there, I even started a career with them once, but couldn't bear the exhausting calendar. I noticed at the start you mentioned that the brazilian domestic league had plummeted in reputation, how's that going now? Surely it improved after your successes - and after that season with 4 brazilian clubs in the Libertadores semis?[/QUOTE]
I definitely agree about Arsenal, it just wouldn't come together in the end and I wasn't really enjoying it. I don't mind being beaten by better sides, but when your team beats itself as regularly as that side did it's just demoralising. With hindsight I think I should have just torn up my tactics and started again. Clearly the squad was plenty good enough, as evidenced by the absolute domination under Ronald de Boer after I left.

Santos has been great fun, you're right. The club's academy by itself has been prolific, and when you include the bargains to be picked up from other sides inexplicably leaving their highly-talented youths in the under-19 squad it's a real joy for developing a vibrant, young side. I'll have a look at the reputation next time I load up the game, I think it probably will have increased somewhat! I think it's possibly relatively low compared to the quality of the league because the state championships are quite important in Brazil. I seem to remember reading once that it took a while for the national championship to be taken seriously by the big clubs (particularly in Sao Paulo) as they were more interested in winning the states.

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[quote name='noikeee']And how's that dutch forward Koster doing these days? Still at Arsenal? Still banging goals like there's no tomorrow?[/QUOTE]
Koster never replicated his 56-goal season but he's notched a good 30 or so every year, and he's still at Arsenal. Awesome striker!

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[quote name='Dejay']Fantastic at the halfway point mate.[/QUOTE]
Thanks :)

[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20Midseason/Tempter.png[/IMG]

Real tempter, Dortmund are one of my favourite clubs IRL and I'd love to go back to Germany. If the Libertadores finished at the usual time of year I'd probably have taken it. Stupid inconsiderate World Cup :rolleyes:

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[SIZE=5]2026 FIFA World Cup
[/SIZE][SIZE=5] [SIZE=3][B]Hosts: [/B]Mexico
[B]Holders: [/B]Brazil[/SIZE]
[/SIZE]
[/CENTER]
[SIZE=3]Group Stage:
[/SIZE][B]Group A[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Argentina | | 3 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 0 | +5 | 9 |
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Mexico | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 5 | 2 | +3 | 6 |
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Greece | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 6 | -4 | 1 |
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Algeria | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5 | -4 | 1 |
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group B[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Netherlands | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 3 | 1 | +2 | 7 |
| -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Turkey | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 0 | 4 |
| -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Colombia | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 3 | 4 | -1 | 3 |
| -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Saudi Arabia | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 3 | 4 | -1 | 3 |
| -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group C[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Serbia | | 3 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 9 | 1 | +8 | 9 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Japan | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4 | 4 | 0 | 4 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Tunisia | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 2 | 6 | -4 | 3 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Ukraine | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 5 | -4 | 1 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group D[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | France | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 7 | 2 | +5 | 6 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Belgium | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 4 | 3 | +1 | 6 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Morocco | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 5 | 5 | 0 | 6 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Honduras | | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 7 | -6 | 0 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group E[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | England | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 4 | 1 | +3 | 7 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Germany | | 3 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 5 | 3 | +2 | 5 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Egypt | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5 | 5 | 0 | 4 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Uzbekistan | | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 2 | 7 | -5 | 0 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group F[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Italy | | 3 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 2 | +4 | 9 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Peru | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 2 | +1 | 4 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Sweden | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 2 | 4 | -2 | 3 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | South Korea | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 4 | -3 | 1 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]
[B]
Group G[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Portugal | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 13 | 3 | +10 | 7 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Nigeria | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 5 | 3 | +2 | 7 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Costa Rica | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 8 | -4 | 3 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Chile | | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 9 | -8 | 0 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group H[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Spain | | 3 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 6 | 3 | +3 | 9 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Brazil | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 5 | 2 | +3 | 6 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | United States | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 3 | +1 | 3 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Bahrain | | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 8 | -7 | 0 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]
[SIZE=3]
Knockout Stage:
[/SIZE][B]Second Round:
[/B]Turkey 0 v 1 Argentina
Mexico 1 v 3 Netherlands
Serbia 1 v 1p Belgium
Japan 2 v 5 France
Peru p2 v 2 England
Italy 3 v 0 Germany
Brazil 1 v 1p Portugal
Spain 1 v 0 Nigeria
[B]
Quarter Final:
[/B]Argentina 2 v 1 France
Netherlands e3 v 2 Belgium
Peru 1 v 2 Spain
Italy 1 v 4 Portugal

[B]Semi Final:
[/B]Argentina 2 v 0 Portugal
Netherlands 3 v 0 Spain

[B]Third Place Playoff:
[/B]Portugal 2 v 3 Spain

[B]Final:[/B]
Argentina 3 v 2 Netherlands

Back to a more normal result for England - losing on penalties to perceived weaker opponents.

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[SIZE=5]2028 UEFA European Championship[/SIZE]
[B][SIZE=3]Hosts: [/SIZE][/B][SIZE=3]England
[B]Holders:[/B] Netherlands
[/SIZE]
[/CENTER]
[SIZE=3]Group Stage:
[SIZE=2][B]Group A:
[/B][/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Serbia | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 5 | 2 | +3 | 7 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Georgia | | 3 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 6 | 5 | +1 | 5 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Romania | | 3 | 0 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 4 | -2 | 2 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Switzerland | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 5 | -2 | 1 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Group B:[/B]
[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | England | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 6 | 3 | +3 | 7 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Turkey | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6 | 5 | +1 | 4 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | Q | Norway | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 5 | -1 | 3 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Cyprus | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 2 | 5 | -3 | 3 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Group C:[/B]
[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Italy | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 4 | 2 | +2 | 7 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Poland | | 3 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 7 | 4 | +3 | 5 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | Q | Belgium | | 3 | 0 | 2 | 1 | 4 | 5 | -1 | 2 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Greece | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 6 | -4 | 1 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Group D:[/B]
[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Russia | | 3 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 5 | 4 | +1 | 5 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Netherlands | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4 | 3 | +1 | 4 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | Q | Germany | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 3 | 0 | 4 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Bulgaria | | 3 | 0 | 2 | 1 | 3 | 5 | -2 | 2 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Group E:
[/B][/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | France | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 9 | 1 | +8 | 7 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Portugal | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 3 | 5 | -2 | 6 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Croatia | | 3 | 0 | 2 | 1 | 2 | 3 | -1 | 2 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Scotland | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 7 | -5 | 1 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

[B]Group F:
[/B][/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Spain | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 10 | 6 | +4 | 7 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Sweden | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 6 | 6 | 0 | 6 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | Q | Finland | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5 | 5 | 0 | 4 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Ukraine | | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 4 | 8 | -4 | 0 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]
[/SIZE]
Knockout Stage:
[/SIZE][B]Second Round:[/B]
Turkey 1 v 2e Serbia
France 3 v 0 Sweden
England 0 v 2 Norway
Spain 2 v 1 Belgium
Georgia 1 v 3 Portugal
Italy 0 v 2 Germany
Russia e3 v 2 Finland
Poland 0 v 3 Netherlands
[B]
Quarter Final:[/B]
France e1 v 0 Serbia
Norway 0 v 2 Spain
Portugal 1 v 3 Germany
Netherlands 3 v 0 Russia

[B]Semi Final:
[/B]France 2 v 3e Netherlands
Spain 3 v 0 Germany

[B]Final:[/B]
Netherlands 1 v 2 Spain

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Ouch. England crashing out to Norway that early while hosting the tournament.

Woooh! :D

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[quote name='Pangaea']Ouch. England crashing out to Norway that early while hosting the tournament.

Woooh! :D[/QUOTE]
FOOTBALL'S COMING... oh.

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[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20Midseason/Barata.png[/IMG]

Game-changing sub or what? Hattrick and a further assist within 10 minutes of coming on!

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Only 3 successful passes in half an hour, one offside, and lost both his headers. He's clearly crap!

:D

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[quote name='Pangaea']Only 3 successful passes in half an hour, one offside, and lost both his headers. He's clearly crap!

:D[/QUOTE]
Useless waster isn't he :rolleyes: :D

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[SIZE=5]2030 FIFA World Cup
[/SIZE][SIZE=5] [SIZE=3][B]Hosts: [/B]Italy
[B]Holders: [/B]Argentina[/SIZE]
[/SIZE]
[/CENTER]
[SIZE=3]Group Stage:
[/SIZE][B]Group A[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Italy | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 9 | 2 | +7 | 7 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Ukraine | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 3 | 0 | 4 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Peru | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 2 | 5 | -3 | 3 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Egypt | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 2 | 6 | -4 | 3 |
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group B[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Serbia | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 5 | 1 | +4 | 7 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Portugal | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 3 | 0 | +3 | 7 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Chile | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 4 | -2 | 1 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Mexico | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 1 | 6 | -5 | 1 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group C[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Argentina | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 5 | 2 | +3 | 7 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Germany | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5 | 4 | +1 | 4 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Costa Rica | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4 | 5 | -1 | 4 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Japan | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 2 | 5 | -3 | 1 |
| ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group D[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Turkey | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 1 | +2 | 4 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Ivory Coast | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4 | 4 | 0 | 4 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | France | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 5 | -2 | 4 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Iran | | 3 | 0 | 3 | 0 | 3 | 3 | 0 | 3 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group E[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | England | | 3 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 8 | 2 | +6 | 9 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Colombia | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 4 | 5 | -1 | 6 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Mali | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 3 | 4 | -1 | 3 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Croatia | | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 0 | 4 | -4 | 0 |
| -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group F[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Netherlands | | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 7 | 1 | +6 | 7 |
| -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Saudi Arabia | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 5 | 4 | +1 | 4 |
| -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Austria | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 3 | 5 | -2 | 4 |
| -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Cameroon | | 3 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 5 | -5 | 1 |
| -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]
[B]
Group G[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Spain | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 7 | 3 | +4 | 6 |
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Russia | | 3 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 6 | 5 | +1 | 6 |
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Morocco | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 4 | 3 | +1 | 3 |
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Australia | | 3 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 2 | 8 | -6 | 3 |
| --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]

[B]Group H[/B]
[CODE]| Pos | Inf | Team | | Pld | Won | Drn | Lst | For | Ag | G.D. | Pts |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 1st | Q | Sweden| | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 4 | 1 | +3 | 7 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 2nd | Q | Brazil| | 3 | 1 | 2 | 0 | 3 | 1 | +2 | 5 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 3rd | | Qatar | | 3 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 4 | 5 | -1 | 4 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 4th | | Canada| | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 1 | 5 | -4 | 0 |
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|[/CODE]
[SIZE=3]
Knockout Stage:
[/SIZE][B]Second Round:
[/B]Portugal 1 v 0 Italy
Ukraine 0 v 1 Serbia
Ivory Coast 2 v 3e Argentina
Turkey 0 v 1 Germany
England 2 v 1 Saudi Arabia
Netherlands 1 v 0 Colombia
Brazil 2 v 1 Spain
Sweden 2 v 1 Russia
[B]
Quarter Final:
[/B]Portugal 0 v 2e Germany
Serbia 0 v 1 Argentina
England 4 v 0 Sweden
Netherlands p3 v 3 Brazil

[B]Semi Final:
[/B]Germany e3 v 1 Netherlands
Argentina 2 v 3 England

[B]Third Place Playoff:
[/B]Netherlands 1 v 2 Argentina

[B]Final:[/B]
Germany 0 v 0p England

Pretty much the perfect tournament for England, with wins over bogey teams Sweden, Argentina and Germany, not to mention a penalty shootout success. So unrealistic. Santos actually had a couple of players involved; Mauro Sánchez was backup left fullback for Argentina, even getting onto the pitch for the game against Ivory Coast, whilst Eduardo Fernández was a starter for Chile who had a bit of a mare.

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What do we have here then? An interesting diversion from club management you say? Well why not indeed...

CV sent off, if I get the job I'll stay with Santos until the end of the season then concentrate on international matters until the next World Cup or (more likely) I'm sacked.

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Done! Just the one friendly to take care of this year so shouldn't impact on my duties as Santos boss too much.

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Good luck with the National side :thup:.

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[quote name='SRL88']Good luck with the National side :thup:.[/QUOTE]
Thanks :thup:

To respond to whoever asked about the standing of the league, it's up to 4th in the competition rankings now, behind the Argentina top division and cup plus the Chilean top division.

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[B]Name: [/B]Brazil
[B]Nickname:[/B] Canarinho, A Seleção, Verde-Amarela, Samba Boys, Pentacampeões
[B]First International: [/B]Argentina 3 v 0 Brazil, 20 September 1914
[B]Stadium: [/B]Various
[/CENTER]
From Wikipedia:
[QUOTE]The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's football and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), the governing body for football in Brazil. They are a member of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) since 1923 and also a member of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) since 1916. Brazil is the most successful national football team in the history of the FIFA World Cup, with five championships. They are also the most successful team in the FIFA Confederations Cup with three titles. At continental level, Brazil has won eight Copa América titles.

Brazil is the only team to have won the championship in four different continents; once in Europe (1958 Sweden), once in South America (1962 Chile), twice in North America (1970 Mexico and 1994 USA) and once in Asia (2002 S. Korea-Japan). A common quip about football is: "Os ingleses o inventaram, os brasileiros o aperfeiçoaram" ("The English invented it, the Brazilians perfected it").[/QUOTE]

Since the start of the game Brazil have added another World Cup plus two Confederations Cups to their trophy cabinet, perhaps a meagre return given their talent pool. My job is to harness what is undoubtedly a talented squad, ship out the big names who are past their sell-by date, and cling on for dear life until the World Cup rolls around.

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Congrats on getting the Brazil job, should be fun!

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[quote name='Pangaea']E) Will SnakeXe have a lot of Brazilians in his next team? ;)[/QUOTE]
Well that turned out to be more than a bit prescient didn't it? :lol:

[quote name='City2000']Congrats on getting the Brazil job, should be fun![/QUOTE]
Thanks, I'm looking forward to trying out international management, I haven't really had a proper go at it since FM10. Plus it gives me the option to actually take another year or two with Santos if I want (the more I think about leaving the more I don't really want to!), whilst adding more interest and a new challenge.

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[quote name='SnakeXe']FOOTBALL'S COMING... oh.[/QUOTE]

David Beckham... Tony Blair... Sir Bruce Forsyth... Adele... Phil Taylor... Sir Steven Redgrave... Sir Steven can you hear me? Your boys took one hell of a beating.

Of course I don't know who will be famous between 2013 and 2028 so I've had to use present day famous names.

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[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']David Beckham... Tony Blair... Sir Bruce Forsyth... Adele... Phil Taylor... Sir Steven Redgrave... Sir Steven can you hear me? Your boys took one hell of a beating.

Of course I don't know who will be famous between 2013 and 2028 so I've had to use present day famous names.[/QUOTE]
I think we can safely assume based on the current rate of progression in calibre of celebrities, the famous of 2028 will be rapists and child molesters.

[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/3collins-nonce-sense.jpg[/IMG]

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It's nice to reduce a team of Corinthians' calibre to trying to kick you out of the game.

[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20Midseason/Kickers.png[/IMG]

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[quote name='Dejay']Hah fine win, and that's what they get for being brutes :p[/QUOTE]
Indeed! Dirty dirty Corinthians, what an excellent oxymoron.

[IMG]http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20Midseason/1000.png[/IMG]

Those following on Twitter will know it had a happy ending :D

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[quote name='SnakeXe']Well that turned out to be more than a bit prescient didn't it? :lol:[/quote]

:D

[quote]Thanks, I'm looking forward to trying out international management, I haven't really had a proper go at it since FM10. Plus it gives me the option to actually take another year or two with Santos if I want (the more I think about leaving the more I don't really want to!), whilst adding more interest and a new challenge.[/QUOTE]

Congrats with the millennium and mighty good luck with Brazil. Trust me, you'll need it. I half-expect you'll be sacked after a friendly draw at some point, or after not being through in a tournament after 2 group matches. That is what routinely happens on my games, and although that is on FM10 I don't think this has changed much.

There is something about the balance there that is just off the chart. Getting sacked after bowing out in the quarters in the World Cup with Brazil is quite realistic, but Brazil managers typically don't get sacked at other times than after World Cup IRL, but in FM that happens almost on a yearly basis (indeed, Brazil tend to fire their manager at least annually from what I have seen).

Sadly the Brazilian FA have the patience of a speeding bullet.

Can you tell I've been canned by them? :D

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[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']David Beckham... Tony Blair... Sir Bruce Forsyth... Adele... Phil Taylor... Sir Steven Redgrave... Sir Steven can you hear me? Your boys took one hell of a beating.

Of course I don't know who will be famous between 2013 and 2028 so I've had to use present day famous names.[/QUOTE]

Feel a strong urge to post the original :)

[video=youtube;JtbZWIcj0bk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtbZWIcj0bk[/video]

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Nice landmark Snake :applause:.

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[quote name='SRL88']Nice landmark Snake :applause:.[/QUOTE]
Thanks!

[quote name='Pangaea']Congrats with the millennium and mighty good luck with Brazil. Trust me, you'll need it. I half-expect you'll be sacked after a friendly draw at some point, or after not being through in a tournament after 2 group matches. That is what routinely happens on my games, and although that is on FM10 I don't think this has changed much.

There is something about the balance there that is just off the chart. Getting sacked after bowing out in the quarters in the World Cup with Brazil is quite realistic, but Brazil managers typically don't get sacked at other times than after World Cup IRL, but in FM that happens almost on a yearly basis (indeed, Brazil tend to fire their manager at least annually from what I have seen).

Sadly the Brazilian FA have the patience of a speeding bullet.

Can you tell I've been canned by them? :D[/QUOTE]
Yeah I'm expecting a difficult job! There's also a bit of a generational gap, there are some fantastic players who are 32/33 now that I just can't consider in my team because I'm looking at 2034, a smattering in between, and then the 20-and-unders coming through at Santos and a couple of other Brazilian clubs. I've got Junior, Lucas and Macarrao from Santos in my squad, and even if I wasn't biased I'd still be picking them because there's noone better! Probably something to do with the fact that most Brazilian clubs don't produce wingers due to the 4-2-2-2 being the 4-4-2 equivalent there.

I quite like the fact that it's such a over-the-top difficult job though, most of the other "poisoned chalice" jobs IRL like England and Real Madrid are far too difficult to get sacked from on FM. Of course I probably won't be saying that in 6 months time when I'm sacked for drawing a friendly against Serbia but there we go :lol:

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[SIZE=5][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20Preseason/Me.png"]SnakeXe[/URL]'s Career - Season 18 Preview - Brazil[/SIZE]
[/CENTER]

[SIZE=5][SIZE=3][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20Preseason/Expectations.png"]FA Expectations[/URL]:
[B][SIZE=2]Friendlies[/SIZE][/B][SIZE=2] - Uphold honour[/SIZE][SIZE=2]

[SIZE=3]My Expectations:
[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][B][SIZE=2]Friendlies[/SIZE][/B][SIZE=2] - Avoid defeat against Spain, beat Australia and Mexico[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]
[SIZE=3]Other:
[B][SIZE=2]World Ranking: [/SIZE][/B][SIZE=2]3rd (3rd on arrival)
[/SIZE][/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20Preseason/Squad.png"]Squad[/URL]:
[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]The generation gap is quite a problem. I doubt half of these players will be any use by the time the World Cup rolls around. Looks like I may be blooding more of my Santos lads earlier than I wanted to.

[SIZE=3]Key Men:
[SIZE=2][B]Goalkeeper/Defence[/B][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]
[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20Preseason/Luciano.png"]Luciano[/URL] - D/WBL - Great attacking fullback - bizarrely still at Libertad despite being a Brazil regular.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]
[B]Midfield
[/B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20Preseason/Adriano.png"]Adriano[/URL][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE] [SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]- DC/DM/MC - A Santos youth product in fact, now at Chelsea. Is one of a number of massively talented DC/DM/MCs that Brazil seem to produce by the truckload, but the only one who's not unproven or leaving the crest of the hill.
[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20Preseason/Lucas.png"]Lucas[/URL] - M/AMR - Not my Lucas, although he'll probably have this guy's place in the squad soon as he's 32 and there's noone between him and Lucas/Evandro.

[B]Strikers
[/B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20Preseason/Bacana.png"]Bacana[/URL][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=5][SIZE=3][SIZE=2][SIZE=3][SIZE=2] - ST - The Barcelona forward is just the right age for us, and should score bucketloads.[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/COLOR]

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[quote name='deltablue']Here's to the next 1000[/QUOTE]
If I get to 2000 matches before FM13 is out I need to have a serious look at my life. Unless of course everything else is going swimmingly and I've managed to get that far, in which case I deserve some sort of crown and sceptre :D

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Based on those players, Brazil have a cracking team. Adriano looks stunning. Almost a carbon copy of a guy named Celio in my game that I stupidly overlooked because he didn't look very good. Could have bought him for 2-ish million. Now Inter want 53 million for him and he's one of the best players in the world. But I digress.

No column with ages in the squad photo, but is it really so bad you have to drop half the team for the next tournament? That's quite a turnover. Though I suppose it won't be a big problem in Brazil's case as there never seems to be a lack of talent there. Best of luck. You'll do well to survive to the next World Cup.

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Good luck with Brazil. Bacana looks a fantastic striker, surprised he's only been capped 13 times so far.

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[quote name='Deisler26']Isn't Adele Welsh?[/QUOTE]

No, she was born and lives in London.

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[quote name='Pangaea']Based on those players, Brazil have a cracking team. Adriano looks stunning. Almost a carbon copy of a guy named Celio in my game that I stupidly overlooked because he didn't look very good. Could have bought him for 2-ish million. Now Inter want 53 million for him and he's one of the best players in the world. But I digress.

No column with ages in the squad photo, but is it really so bad you have to drop half the team for the next tournament? That's quite a turnover. Though I suppose it won't be a big problem in Brazil's case as there never seems to be a lack of talent there. Best of luck. You'll do well to survive to the next World Cup.[/QUOTE]
There was an incredibly talented generation which is just starting to fade now - the World Cup would have been their last hoorah except they lost control of their bowels. Basically all of the big-name players at big clubs apart from Bacana and Adriano are 30+. Hopefully all the younger guys at smaller clubs will move up the food chain quickly as they start to retire. I'm now starting to think that if I want to succeed at Brazil I might have to let some of my Santos starlets go to fully reach their potential.

[quote name='AK22']Good luck with Brazil. Bacana looks a fantastic striker, surprised he's only been capped 13 times so far.[/QUOTE]
Thanks! Yeah that's part of the generational gap - they had one striker called Tainha (not the one I had at Werder) who was a global superstar and won numerous Ballon D'Ors etc, and another couple his age who were as good but less world-superstar-y, which means the younger players just didn't get a look in. I just played the Spain friendly and they had a couple of naturalised Brazilians in their team who I'd have picked for my squad.

[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']Well done on getting the Brazil job Snake.[/QUOTE]
Thanks Nobby :thup:

[quote name='HotChocolate']Bacana looks reem!

Good luck with Brazil :D[/QUOTE]
Reem? Is this some sort of new slang the kids are using? I'll assume it means he's good... :D

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I think it is Mr Snake, we are just getting to old to be "hip" with the "g's"

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[SIZE=5]SnakeXe's Career - Season 18 - 2030

[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=4]Story of the Season:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/KOs.png"][B]Campeonato Paulista Série A1[/B][/URL] - [I][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Pau.png"]1st[/URL]/Winners[/I]
Rampant from start to finish.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Bras.png"][B]Campeonato Brasileirao da Série A[/B][/URL] - [I]1st[/I]
Record-breaking season - we smashed both the goals scored and points accumulated records, winning pretty much every individual award including closing out the top three of the goals of the season.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Lib.png"][B]Copa Libertadores[/B][/URL] - [I]Winners[/I]
Another excellent campaign, Libertad and Monterrey dispatched before another emphatic win over Corinthians in the final to retain the trophy.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Rec.png"][B]Recopa Sudamericana[/B][/URL] - [I]Winners
[/I]Vélez were no match for us despite a creditable draw in the first leg.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/CWC.png"][B]Club World Cup[/B][/URL] - [I]Runners Up (lost v Chelsea)[/I]
Mexican side Tigres were even tougher than Zamalek last season, and a tight first half ended goalless. Disaster struck when Vásquez opened the scoring for the Mexicans, and we laboured to create decent opportunities. Ricardo was our saviour, heading in from a corner on 74 minutes. This seemed to release us a little, as Evandro gave us the lead just 5 minutes later, before Júnior ensured the result almost straight from kickoff. Lucas added the gloss with our 4th in injury time - a harsh result based on the balance of play, but I wasn't complaining!

Chelsea predictably made Qatar's Al-Arabi say "uncle" in the other semi-final, so I was prepared for a tough match. Apart from Espíndola only just returning from injury we had a full-strength squad to choose from, an advantage over last year's narrow loss. We passed the ball around well and generally looked equal to Chelsea, but their extra quality in the final third told in the end, as Moreira knocked in a rebound from his own shot for the only goal of the game.

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Results1.png"][B]Results 1[/B][/URL] - [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Results2.png"][B]Results 2[/B][/URL] - [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Results3.png"][B]Results 3[/B][/URL] - [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Squad.png"][B]Squad[/B][/URL]

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Transfers.png"][B]Transfers[/B][/URL] - [I]£1.8m recouped[/I]
A quiet year on the transfers really. Espindola was an insane bargain though.

[B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Finances.png"]Finances[/URL]
[/B]Ever improving.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=4]5 Most Important Players:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Tough list to choose this year as the entire squad were amazing.
5. [B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Sanchez.png"]Mauro Sánchez[/URL][/B] - D/WBL - The pick of the numerous defensive players I could have chosen.
4. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Xaropinho.png"][B]Xaropinho[/B][/URL] - AMR/ST - A reliable source of goals, assisted a good few too.
3. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Marinho.png"][B]Marinho[/B][/URL] - WBR/DM/MC - A stunning return as I used him as a box-to-box midfielder.
2. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Lucas.png"][B]Lucas[/B][/URL] - MC/AMRC - Missed most of last season with a cruciate injury, but didn't miss a beat this year. Assist after assist came flying in from the right flank.
1. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Junior.png"][B]Júnior[/B][/URL] - AML/ST - Just wow. Our most productive player, and just a joy to watch and manage.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=4]History:[/SIZE]
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| Season | Team | League | Country | Position | Notes |
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| 2012/13 | Weymouth | Blue Square South | England | 2nd | Playoff Semi-finalists |
| 2013/14 | Weymouth | Blue Square South | England | 3rd | Resigned in October |
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| 2013/14 | Darlington | Blue Square Premier | England | 14th | 15th on arrival in October |
| 2014/15 | Darlington | Blue Square Premier | England | 2nd | Playoff Winners |
| 2015/16 | Darlington | League Two | England | 16th | Resigned in January |
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| 2015/16 | Southend United | League One | England | 21st | Relegated, 24th on arrival in March |
| 2016/17 | Southend United | League Two | England | 1st | League Two Champions |
| 2017/18 | Southend United | League One | England | 2nd | Promoted |
| 2018/19 | Southend United | Championship | England | 17th | Resigned in October |
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| 2018/19 | Wigan Athletic | Championship | England | 4th | 13th on arrival in October, Playoff Winners |
| 2019/20 | Wigan Athletic | Premier League | England | 15th | Left in December |
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| 2019/20 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 8th | 14th on arrival in December, DFB-Pokal Winners |
| 2020/21 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 1st | B'liga Champions, Supercup Winners, EL Semi-Finalists |
| 2021/22 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 2nd | Supercup Winners, CL & DFB-Pokal Semi-Finalists |
| 2022/23 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 1st | B'liga Champions, Champions League Winners |
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| 2023/24 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 2nd | Champ's League Semi-Finalists, League Cup Finalists |
| 2024/25 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League Winners, League Cup Finalists |
| 2025/26 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League Winners |
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| 2027 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | Brasileirao & Paulista Winners, Libertadores SF |
| 2028 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 2nd | Paulista & Copa Libertadores Semi-Finalists |
| 2029 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | Brasileirao & L'dores Winners, CWC RU, Paulista SF |
| 2030 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | B'leirao, L'dores, Paulista, Recopa Winners, CWC RU |
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[SIZE=4]Next Season:[/SIZE]
Well obviously a ridiculous season this time around makes things difficult to follow next year. However I've taken a look through the record books and no Brazilian club, even Pele's Santos, have ever won a hattrick of Copa Libertadores titles. I have one year left on my contract. I think I might just stick around to see if we can do it! (Plus another shot at that pesky Club World Cup would be nice)

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[SIZE=5]SnakeXe's Career - Season 18 - 2030

[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=4]Story of the Season:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Results.png"][B]Friendlies[/B][/URL] - [I]P5 W2 D2 L1[/I]
The 0-0 against Spain was a fairly good result, we played okay considering the team had no idea about the tactics I wanted to use. The 1-1 against Australia was disappointing, we should have thrashed them but only scored once and they equalised late. The goals finally flowed with the recall of legendary striker Tainha in successive 5-1 wins over Mexico and Finland, before a "45-minute instructions" ravaged shadow team lost narrowly to the Germans. I'm fairly happy, and the FA hasn't requested my family jewels on a platter so I guess they are too.[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Bras.png"][/URL]

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Results.png"][B]Results[/B][/URL] - [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Squad.png"][B]Squad[/B][/URL]

[URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20End%20of%20Season/WR.png"][B]World Ranking[/B][/URL] - [I]4th ([COLOR=#ff0000]-1[/COLOR])[/I]
No big change.[B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Santos/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Finances.png"][/URL][/B][/SIZE]

[SIZE=4]5 Most Important Players:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Without selecting the oldies.
5. [B][URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Junior2.png"]Júnior[/URL][/B] - DC - Now you start to see why I've renamed my kid Júnior Andrade! Should be the defensive lynchpin for the whole of my career as Brazil manager.
4. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Albertinho.png"][B]Albertinho[/B][/URL] - M/AML - A promising alternative for when we want to play with orthodox wingers on both sides.
3. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Junior.png"][B]Júnior[/B][/URL] - AML/ST - Not for what he is now but for what he could be. We need him to become world-class because there's noone else near him.
2. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Adriano.png"][B]Adriano[/B][/URL] - D/DM/MC - A massive presence in the middle of the park.
1. [URL="http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee499/MrDeeerp/Journeyman/Brazil/2030%20End%20of%20Season/Bacana.png"][B]Bacana[/B][/URL] - AMC/ST - Barcelona's main man steps up to the plate as a few legendary players fade.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=4]History:[/SIZE]
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| Season | Team | League/Competition | Country | Position | Notes |
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| 2012/13 | Weymouth | Blue Square South | England | 2nd | Playoff Semi-finalists |
| 2013/14 | Weymouth | Blue Square South | England | 3rd | Resigned in October |
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| 2013/14 | Darlington | Blue Square Premier | England | 14th | 15th on arrival in October |
| 2014/15 | Darlington | Blue Square Premier | England | 2nd | Playoff Winners |
| 2015/16 | Darlington | League Two | England | 16th | Resigned in January |
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| 2015/16 | Southend United | League One | England | 21st | Relegated, 24th on arrival in March |
| 2016/17 | Southend United | League Two | England | 1st | League Two Champions |
| 2017/18 | Southend United | League One | England | 2nd | Promoted |
| 2018/19 | Southend United | Championship | England | 17th | Resigned in October |
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| 2018/19 | Wigan Athletic | Championship | England | 4th | 13th on arrival in October, Playoff Winners |
| 2019/20 | Wigan Athletic | Premier League | England | 15th | Left in December |
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| 2019/20 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 8th | 14th on arrival in December, DFB-Pokal Winners |
| 2020/21 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 1st | B'liga Champions, Supercup Winners, EL Semi-Finalists |
| 2021/22 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 2nd | Supercup Winners, CL & DFB-Pokal Semi-Finalists |
| 2022/23 | Werder Bremen | 1. Bundesliga | Germany | 1st | B'liga Champions, Champions League Winners |
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| 2023/24 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 2nd | Champ's League Semi-Finalists, League Cup Finalists |
| 2024/25 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League Winners, League Cup Finalists |
| 2025/26 | Arsenal | Premier League | England | 1st | Premier League Winners |
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| 2027 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | Brasileirao & Paulista Winners, Libertadores SF |
| 2028 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 2nd | Paulista & Copa Libertadores Semi-Finalists |
| 2029 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | Brasileirao & L'dores Winners, CWC RU, Paulista SF |
| 2030 | Santos | Brasileirao | Brazil | 1st | B'leirao, L'dores, Paulista, Recopa Winners, CWC RU |
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| 2030 | Brazil | Friendlies | Brazil | N/A | Appointed in July, P5 W2 D2 L1 |
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[SIZE=4]Next Season:[/SIZE]
The Copa América is next summer, my minimum expectation is to win it. Gulp.

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[SIZE=5]Former Club Watch:
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Weymouth F.C.:
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Will they ever return?

[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
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2012/13* Blue Square South 2nd Playoff Semi-finalists
2013/14* Blue Square South 9th I left in October (resigned)
2014/15 Blue Square South 10th -
2015/16 Blue Square South 19th -
2016/17 Blue Square South 9th FA Cup 2nd Round
2017/18 Blue Square South 3rd Playoff Winners
2018/19 Blue Square Premier 21st Relegated
2019/20 Blue Square South 14th -
2020/21 Blue Square South 14th -
2021/22 Blue Square South 19th -
2022/23 Blue Square South 18th -
2023/24 Blue Square South 22nd Relegated
2024/25 N/A N/A FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
2025/26 N/A N/A -
2026/27 N/A N/A FA Cup 3rd Round
2027/28 N/A N/A -
2028/29 N/A N/A -
2029/30 N/A N/A -

NB * indicates that I was in charge for at least part of the season.[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Darlington F.C.:

[SIZE=2]Well stick that up my pipe and smoke it! I thought they were only going one way.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
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2013/14* Blue Square Premier 14th I joined in October
2014/15* Blue Square Premier 2nd Playoff Winners
2015/16* League Two 18th I left in January (resigned)
2016/17 League Two 17th JPT North Quarter Final
2017/18 League Two 15th FA Cup 3rd Round
2018/19 League Two 3rd Promoted
2019/20 League One 22nd Relegated, FA Cup 4th Round
2020/21 League Two 20th -
2021/22 League Two 6th FA Cup 4th Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
2022/23 League Two 9th JPT North Quarter Final
2023/24 League Two 16th JPT North Semi Final
2024/25 League Two 11th -
2025/26 League Two 19th -
2026/27 League Two 19th -
2027/28 League Two 18th -
2028/29 League Two 20th -
2029/30 League Two 1st League Two Winners[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Southend United:

[SIZE=2]Just a point away from automatic promotion, they then blew it in the playoffs. Such a shame.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
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2015/16* League One 21st Relegated, I joined in March
2016/17* League Two 1st League Two Winners
2017/18* League One 2nd Promoted
2018/19* Championship 15th I left in October (resigned)
2019/20 Championship 20th -
2020/21 Championship 12th FA Cup 5th Round
2021/22 Championship 9th -
2022/23 Championship 15th -
2023/24 Championship 16th FA Cup Semi Final
2024/25 Championship 21st -
2025/26 Championship 19th -
2026/27 Championship 16th League Cup Runners up
2027/28 Championship 21st -
2028/29 Championship 22nd Relegated
2029/30 League One 3rd Playoff Semi-finalists[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Wigan Athletic:[/SIZE][SIZE=3][SIZE=2]

Life's never dull for the Latics' supporters.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
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2018/19* Championship 4th I joined in October, Playoff Winners
2019/20* Premier League 11th I left in December (job offer)
2020/21 Premier League 18th League Cup Winners, Relegated
2021/22 Championship 2nd Promoted, League Cup Quarter-finalists
2022/23 Premier League 17th FA Cup 6th Round
2023/24 Premier League 19th Relegated
2024/25 Championship 5th Playoff Semi-finalists
2025/26 Championship 4th Playoff Winners, FA Cup 6th Round
2026/27 Premier League 5th FA Cup 6th Round, EL Qualification
2027/28 Premier League 19th League Cup Quarter-finalists
2028/29 Championship 6th FA Cup 5th Round, Playoff Semi-finalists
2029/30 Championship 4th Playoff Runners Up[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Werder Bremen:
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[SIZE=2]Still no trophy but crucially requalified for the Champions League. I know things aren't going well this year though as I was linked with the job.

[/SIZE][/SIZE][CODE]Season League Position Notes
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2019/20* 1. Bundesliga 8th I joined in December, DFB-Pokal Winners
2020/21* 1. Bundesliga 1st B'liga, S'cup Winners; EL Semi-finalists
2021/22* 1. Bundesliga 2nd S'cup Winners; EL, DFB-P Semi-finalists
2022/23* 1. Bundesliga 1st B'liga, Champs League Winners
2023/24 1. Bundesliga 2nd CWC, DFB-Pokal Winners
2024/25 1. Bundesliga 4th Champs League, DFB-Pokal Semi-finalists
2025/26 1. Bundesliga 4th -
2026/27 1. Bundesliga 3rd DFB-Pokal Winners
2027/28 1. Bundesliga 5th Europa League Semi-finalists
2028/29 1. Bundesliga 4th Europa League QF, DFB-Pokal RU
2029/30 1. Bundesliga 3rd Europa League Quarter-finalists[/CODE]

[SIZE=3]Arsenal:
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[SIZE=2]Reclaimed the title but fell just short of a "League" double.[/SIZE][/SIZE]

[CODE]Season League Position Notes
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2023/24* Premier League 2nd CL Semi-finalists, LC Runners up
2024/25* Premier League 1st Premier League Winners, LC Runners Up
2025/26* Premier League 1st Premier League Winners
2026/27 Premier League 1st PL & CL Winners, FA Cup Semi-finalists
2027/28 Premier League 1st PL, CL, CWC & LC Winners, FA Cup Final
2028/29 Premier League 3rd League Cup Runners Up, Champ's Lg SF
2029/30 Premier League 1st Premier League Winners, Champ's Lg RU[/CODE]

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Well done on an excellent season! All your old clubs did pretty well too!

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Great going mate. Excellent season :thup:.

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