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Gundo's FM12 European Adventure Challenge™

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Cheers, maisonjaune. Hope you will get promoted, even with the setbacks. When it comes to signing players that you are being offered, I think irl managers do both. Some listen to and trust the agent, others will scout or have the player on a trial. So I think it is up to you. But it can be a gamble if you haven't scouted the player.

dj clark boy, good luck in Croatia. Hope you are at the sunny coast.:)

not quite sure where there based find out though

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Not much time to post a detailed update but have managed to reach the group stages of the Champions League with SJK in Finland.

In 2019 and have made them the dominant force in Finnish football but have a long way to go until I manage to complete the challenge.

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Taunton congrats with the cupen win, awesome comp to win. Frankowski looks decent, is he likely to hang around, what is his personality ect.:thup:

Good luck dj.:thup:

thank you gundo

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Can you use both the 'players of nationality' and 'players based in nation' or is it just with 'players of nationality' ?

Just all players based in your chosen nation.

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Taunton congrats with the cupen win, awesome comp to win. Frankowski looks decent, is he likely to hang around, what is his personality ect.:thup:

Good luck dj.:thup:

His personality is balanced, and he is on one side happy to stay, but on the other side a little bit concerned that the club is a bit small for him.

He wants to move to a bigger club, but is happy to wait and see if Tollnes can improve their reputation. I think if we do well in Europe, then I can hang on to him.

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UUC - Northern Ireland - 2024/25 End of Season Update

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UUC win yet another domestic quardruple for 3rd season in a row

Well I hope its not too soon to say that we have cracked Northern Ireland, and that Europe is now the reason for the challenge. We actually went undefeated in all domestic competitions, and just 4 pesky draws in the league, broke what could have been a complete clean sweep of wins.

However Europe was still tricky. We took out Lokomotiv Astrana, Roesnborg and Steau Bucharest to make it to the group stage. We only got 3 points again and finished bottom of the group, but it was a draw against each team in the group, so there is almost some promise there. The group was Marseille, Man Utd and CSKA Moscow. We really need to work out how to get 3rd place at least in a group to continue with European footy of some sort in March.

Unfortunatley I'm a bit nervous about next season, as quite a lot of the current top first teamers are leaving on bosmans, and although once we had the title sewn up, I started dropping the players leaving in favour of the next string of players, I'm not as convinced at the moment that we are gonna dominate to the same extent next season.

Career So Far



Season    Division     Pos   Points  Irish Cup   League Cup   Europe                    Coeff     Achievments
2012/13   Second Div   6th   44      2nd R       1st R        n/a                       n/a
2013/14   Second Div   6th   48      3rd R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a
2014/15   Second Div   1st   61      2nd R       QF           n/a                       n/a       Champions and Promoted. 
2015/16   First Div    4th   43      3rd R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a
2016/17   First Div    1st   52      5th R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a       Champions and Promoted. 
2017/18   Premier Div  6th   51      QF          QF           n/a                       n/a
2018/19   Premier Div  3rd   65      SF          SF           n/a                       n/a       All Ireland Cup Winners. 
2019/20   Premier Div  2nd   69      Winner      SF           EC 2nd Q                  0.850     Irish Cup Winner
2020/21   Premier Div  1st   85      QF          SF           EC 3rd Q                  1.174     Champions. All Ireland Cup Winners
2021/22   Premier Div  2nd   88      QF          Winner       ECC 4th Q, EC 2nd Knock   10.925    League Cup Winners. AIC Runner Up.
2022/23   Premier Div  1st   101     Winner      Winner       EC 4th Q                  14.799    Domestic Quadruple
2023/24   Premier Div  1st   98      Winner      Winner       ECL Group Stage           21.65     Domestic Quadruple
2024/25   Premier Div  1st   106     Winner      Winner       ECL Group Stage                     Domestic Quadruple

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Dromara Village: Season Review

Dromara Village with another great season

Last Updated: June 19, 2020 10:40

Transfers (1) (2)| Squad (1) (2) | Table | Champions League Group Standings | Cup Fixtures (1) (2) | Confidence | Finances

Key Player: Miguel Angel

Season Overview

Season          League                League Finish     Achievements
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[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7430974&viewfull=1#post7430974"]2012/13[/url]         Championship 2        1st               Promoted - Champions 
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7431884&viewfull=1#post7431884"]2013/14[/url]         Championship 1        1st               Promoted - Champions
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7436731&viewfull=1#post7436731"]2014/15[/url]         Premiership           11th              Avoided Relegation
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7436736&viewfull=1#post7436736"]2015/16[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, League Cup Winners, County Antrim Shield Winners
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7441926&viewfull=1#post7441926"]2016/17[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, Champions League Groups (3rd),
                                                       Europa League 1st Knockout Round
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7452146&viewfull=1#post7452146"]2017/18[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, 
                                                       Champions League 1st Knockout Round
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7452152&viewfull=1#post7452152"]2018/19[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, 
                                                       County Antrim Shield Winners, Champions League Groups (3rd), 
                                                       Europa League Semi Finalists
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7462352&viewfull=1#post7462352"]2019/20[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, 
                                                       Champions League Semi Finalists

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Dromara Village: Season Review

Dromara Village come so close

Last Updated: June 19, 2021 10:48

Transfers | Squad (1) (2) | Table | Champions League Group Standings | Champions League Final | Cup Fixtures (1) (2) | Confidence | Finances

Key Player: Miguel Angel

Season Overview

Season          League                League Finish     Achievements
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[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7430974&viewfull=1#post7430974"]2012/13[/url]         Championship 2        1st               Promoted - Champions 
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7431884&viewfull=1#post7431884"]2013/14[/url]         Championship 1        1st               Promoted - Champions
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7436731&viewfull=1#post7436731"]2014/15[/url]         Premiership           11th              Avoided Relegation
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7436736&viewfull=1#post7436736"]2015/16[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, League Cup Winners, County Antrim Shield Winners
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7441926&viewfull=1#post7441926"]2016/17[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, Champions League Groups (3rd),
                                                       Europa League 1st Knockout Round
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7452146&viewfull=1#post7452146"]2017/18[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, 
                                                       Champions League 1st Knockout Round
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7452152&viewfull=1#post7452152"]2018/19[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, 
                                                       County Antrim Shield Winners, Champions League Groups (3rd), 
                                                       Europa League Semi Finalists
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7462352&viewfull=1#post7462352"]2019/20[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, 
                                                       Champions League Semi Finalists
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7462369&viewfull=1#post7462369"]2020/21[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, County Antrim Shield Winners,
                                                       Champions League Finalists

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His personality is balanced, and he is on one side happy to stay, but on the other side a little bit concerned that the club is a bit small for him.

He wants to move to a bigger club, but is happy to wait and see if Tollnes can improve their reputation. I think if we do well in Europe, then I can hang on to him.

Excellent, let's hope so. I've always found players with a 'balanced' personality a little troublesome to manage, fingers crossed he stays loyal to you and Tollnes.:)

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Hey! I'll be starting in Denmark this weekend (bit busy for a couple of days), as my favourite team is eligible for the challenge this year (and won't be next year, as we're cruising through the current division).

Anyway, I just holidayed the first season, and thought I'd let you know that the reset-date for Denmark has been changed to the 29th of June (meaning that one should save on the 28th if they intend to reload).

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Thanks Indsæt and best of luck in Denmark, look forward to hear how you get on.:thup:

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Who's stupid idea was it to arrange my fixtures this season?! It's become normal for us to get kinda far in the Champions League now, so why organize our games so they fall the day before a ****ing Champions League game! On the 18th, I have Ballymena in the league, and Porto the day after. Good thing I have a decently sized squad, but it'll be risky.

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Good luck, Indsæt navn. Great name by the way:D

Swinburn and Gilbster. You are doing very well. Looks like you are getting closer to completing the challenge.:thup:

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Good luck, Indsæt navn. Great name by the way:D

Swinburn and Gilbster. You are doing very well. Looks like you are getting closer to completing the challenge.:thup:

Cheers Taunton! I'm potentially 3 games away from doing it, but it's ridiculously tough.

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Cheers Taunton - however we are stuck rock bottom of our group yet again. Odds are my next update will just be the table and then a move on, as the season is going identically. My CL group was Besiktas, Arsenal and Real Madrid. I need to work out how to squeeze a 3rd place in a group to play in Euro cup and increase coefficient that way I think!

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Lucked our way through the Champions League semi finals with an aggregate score of 1-1, winning by away goals. Valencia in the final... we could do this.

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Dromara Village: Season Review

Dromara Village defy all the odds

Last Updated: June 19, 2022 23:45

Transfers | Squad (1) (2) | Table | Champions League Group Standings | Champions League Final | Cup Fixtures (1) (2) | Confidence | Finances | Club Honours

Key Player: Zine El Abidine Berbache

Season Overview

Season          League                League Finish     Achievements
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7430974&viewfull=1#post7430974"]2012/13[/url]         Championship 2        1st               Promoted - Champions 
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7431884&viewfull=1#post7431884"]2013/14[/url]         Championship 1        1st               Promoted - Champions
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7436731&viewfull=1#post7436731"]2014/15[/url]         Premiership           11th              Avoided Relegation
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7436736&viewfull=1#post7436736"]2015/16[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, League Cup Winners, County Antrim Shield Winners
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7441926&viewfull=1#post7441926"]2016/17[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, Champions League Groups (3rd),
                                                       Europa League 1st Knockout Round
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7452146&viewfull=1#post7452146"]2017/18[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, 
                                                       Champions League 1st Knockout Round
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7452152&viewfull=1#post7452152"]2018/19[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, 
                                                       County Antrim Shield Winners, Champions League Groups (3rd), 
                                                       Europa League Semi Finalists
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7462352&viewfull=1#post7462352"]2019/20[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, 
                                                       Champions League Semi Finalists
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7462369&viewfull=1#post7462369"]2020/21[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Irish Cup Winners, League Cup Winners, County Antrim Shield Winners,
                                                       Champions League Finalists
[url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279724-Gundo-s-FM12-European-Adventure-Challenge%E2%84%A2?p=7464600&viewfull=1#post7464600"]2021/22[/url]         Premiership           1st               Champions, Champions League Winners, All-Ireland Cup Winners, Irish Cup Winners, 
                                                       League Cup Winners, County Antrim Shield Winners

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For some reason, my transfer history is showing up as my boardroom confidence and my finances as my transfers. Stupid photobucket.

But, nevertheless, the important stuff is there! We did it! We got stupidly lucky but we did it!

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A huge congrats to Swinburn for completing it in Northern Ireland. At least i know its doable, just probably not by me!

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UUC End of Season

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Everything that went right the past few seasons went wrong, and I cant find the quality of players to replace all the ones that no longer want to be at the club. League Runners up with a goal difference of over 100 and 100 points, and its still not enough. Linfield really are a big thorn in my side. Worst bit is we dont get Champions League footy, so its gonna take even longer to make any sort of breakthrough.

Really hope this isnt the beginning of the end and our downfall. We will be moving into our new stadium next season though.

We did beat Linfield in the Al Ireland Cup final though.

Champions league we got to the group stage and then had Besiktas, Arsenal and Real Madrid. Managed a win at home against Besiktas and thats it. Turns out you need at least 4 points to get Euro Cup footy from a Champions League group.

Career So Far



Season    Division     Pos   Points  Irish Cup   League Cup   Europe                    Coeff     Achievments
2012/13   Second Div   6th   44      2nd R       1st R        n/a                       n/a
2013/14   Second Div   6th   48      3rd R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a
2014/15   Second Div   1st   61      2nd R       QF           n/a                       n/a       Champions and Promoted. 
2015/16   First Div    4th   43      3rd R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a
2016/17   First Div    1st   52      5th R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a       Champions and Promoted. 
2017/18   Premier Div  6th   51      QF          QF           n/a                       n/a
2018/19   Premier Div  3rd   65      SF          SF           n/a                       n/a       All Ireland Cup Winners. 
2019/20   Premier Div  2nd   69      Winner      SF           EC 2nd Q                  0.850     Irish Cup Winner
2020/21   Premier Div  1st   85      QF          SF           EC 3rd Q                  1.174     Champions. All Ireland Cup Winners
2021/22   Premier Div  2nd   88      QF          Winner       ECC 4th Q, EC 2nd Knock   10.925    League Cup Winners. AIC Runner Up.
2022/23   Premier Div  1st   101     Winner      Winner       EC 4th Q                  14.799    Domestic Quadruple
2023/24   Premier Div  1st   98      Winner      Winner       ECL Group Stage           21.65     Domestic Quadruple
2024/25   Premier Div  1st   106     Winner      Winner       ECL Group Stage           28.647    Domestic Quadruple
2025/26   Premier Div  2nd   100     SF          Runner UP    ECL Group Stage                     All Ireland Cup Winners

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Congrats to Swinburn I guess Hegarty was holding you back after all. As soon as you sell him, you fly through to a convinci... oh. Wow. That was some final. How on earth did you not have a heart attack during it?

Great work.

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Congrats to Swinburn I guess Hegarty was holding you back after all. As soon as you sell him, you fly through to a convinci... oh. Wow. That was some final. How on earth did you not have a heart attack during it?

Great work.

Thanks! I could have had about three thousand during it. In my entire FM playing career, I've never experienced such an undeserved win. Not complaining though! Not my fault Valencia can't score pens to save their lives :D

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Really well done Swinburn great achievement. That shot count is unbelievable!:eek:

What are your plans now?

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Really well done Swinburn great achievement. That shot count is unbelievable!:eek:

What are your plans now?

Thanks man! It was unbelievable, and with two sent off too. Currently doing the Asian version in the UAE. My plan is to do all of the bottom to top challenges in one year.

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Thanks man! It was unbelievable, and with two sent off too. Currently doing the Asian version in the UAE. My plan is to do all of the bottom to top challenges in one year.

Interesting plan, best of luck with it:thup:.

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Meet Johannes Backer new manager of GAK

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Several years ago they won the Austrian Bundesliga then they went bust and were dropped in to the Regional leagues.

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Welcome along Jolanthustrel, good luck in Austria. You've got a very promising club there, already Pro, nice large stadium, fallen giant. Fine choice.

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Vurogj's Belgian mission | Sprimont | Belgian Pro League | 2018-19 Season

League : 1st | Progress chart | Fixtures

Championship playoff : Winner | Fixtures

Belgian Cup : Winners

Champions League : 3rd in Group Stage | Fixtures

Europa League : Winners

Transfer report

A home-grown focus on the transfers this year, with 8 of the incomers being 17 or 18 at the time of purchase. Dick Adam was brought in as he was already HG nation qualified, and made a vital, and unexpected, contribution. A sign of just how bad my goalkeeping position was is Ruben Sanchez, who came in at 18 and was ever-present this season. As for the outgoing, I posted about Rotundo earlier, and the others were just fringe players who weren't going to make first team regular status. Francisco Fernandez is the player I had trouble signing (see bugs Forum), but now that I've got him, he will be Mazari's long-term replacement.

Ruben Sanchez

Francisco Fernandez

Season report

The league wasn't quite as easy as it appears, both Standard and Genk had outstanding seasons, and we were never really able to pull away until the playoff stage.

The Belgian cup was kind to us, a lot of fringe players got useful action, and an eventful final saw our 10 men beat Anderlecht's 9 for our first cup win since 2015.

Still seeded 4th in the Champions League, I was happy with our draw, and fancied second. Taking a point off PSG, who drew twice with Shakhtar, left us entering the last game only needing Chelsea to keep their 100% record while we beat Shakhtar to get it. Sadly it wasn't to be, and two goals in 5 minutes from Kevin Gameiro gave PSG the win and us third place. As a side note, Torres scored against us in his only European appearance of the season. He's 35 and has 138 Spanish caps. Europa League again...

And then it got silly. Injuries to both my good left wingers meant we were handicapped from the start, European refs hating us (in 8 European games we picked up 4 reds, in 30 domestic games we had 1) didn't help either, but a variety of patchwork teams kept pulling out extraordinary results. 5-1 up at halftime against PSV, 5 goals from Mazari at home to Villa, 4 from Fernandez at home to Spurs, 3 goals in the first 15 minutes away to Schalke. In the final, think back to Liverpool beating Alaves in 2001. Revenge over Benfica was sweet, and we took home the trophy.

Europa League Final

Squad report

To me, this feels slightly too large, but I've really needed them all this year. Every player bar the number 2 goalkeeper has had at least 10 starts, which tells it's own story. Dick Adam's unexpected contribution was the 20 games he played on the wing, as both Cissoko and Kabashi tore calf muscles at the start of 2019. Looking ahead, Mazari only has two years left on his contract, and even though he likes me and Sprimont, I'm not sure I'll be able to get a new one out of him. Morfou is grumbling as well, but hopefully a Europa League win will help convince him to stay.

Ghiles Mazari

Short term plan from last season

"Get past the group stage". Fail. "Domestic double". Success. Overall I think the Europa League makes this a win though.

Short term plan for next season

It's all about the Champions League from here on in. I've more or less got Belgium sewn up, so just one part of the challenge to go.

Other news

After three failed attempts, the chairman finally sold Sprimont, to a local businessman. His last act was to approve a stadium expansion, to just over 10,000. The new chairman didn't wipe out our debt from the new stadium, but he did agree to upgrade the training facilities. I like him already.

Winning the Europa League means I'm now the most successful manager in Belgian History.

Belgium in the world

Once again, it's just me, as Standard and Brugge both failed in the Europa League. Ukraine are defending a lot of points next season though, so we might pass them next year.

Season	Div  Place  Cup    C.League    Europa    Other                     Pro League rank  Belgium coeff. Sprimont coeff
2012-13 3A   1st    4th    N/A         N/A       Promoted as champions     19th             11th           N/A
2013-14 2    3rd    6th    N/A         N/A       2nd in promotion playoff  16th             10th           N/A
2014-15 2    2nd    WON    N/A         N/A       Promoted through playoff  14th             10th           N/A
2015-16 1    9th    S/F    N/A         4th Qual                            11th             10th           N/A
2016-17 1    1st    Final  N/A         N/A       Champions!                10th             11th           N/A
2017-18 1    1st    S/F    3rd in grp  Q/F                                 14th             11th           180th
2018-19 1    1st    WON    3rd in grp  WON       Treble!                   12th             11th           78th

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NK Krka Novo Mesto

Season 2018-19 Update

I'd call this season a season of progress. No trophies to boast this time around, but our impressive finish in the league is good enough for now.

|| Table | Graph | Cup run | Europe ||

We defied all the odds in the league, and improved on our previous First League attempt. 3rd place gives us more Europa League football next season, but two extra rounds to get through. It was all about the goals again this year, and 72 league goals from 36 games is pretty good going.

We were once again quite active in the transfer market throughout the season, bringing in 7 players in 2018. I continued my trend of signing relatively young players on free transfers, 5 of whom were Slovenian. At the start of the season, the board announced we would now be allowed to scout within the whole of Europe, something that I've wanted for a while now. Some key transfers were:

Goran Filipovic - This striker came into the team at the beginning of August and has been impressive throughout the season.

Hakob Darbinyan - My defence is still the weakest area of the team, but I think I've got two very good prospects here, the other being this next fella....

András Szabó - Both of these centre halves came in late on in 2018, and they've slowly been introduced to the first team. I'm hoping for good progress next year.

|| Transfers | Squad ||

Player of the season: Aljaz Leskovar - It's been a while since a defender got this one, so here we are. Aljaz sadly suffered a terrible injury midway through the season, ruling him out for about 9 months. He returns soon, hopefully without too much damage to his ability.

Top goalscorer: Gregor Sculac - He's been trying for a number of seasons to get this award, and now that Cavnik and Zinic have left, this year was his chance. And he delivered, 24 goals in total.

Player to note: Stevan Bajic - This midfielder has slowly progressed since I signed him four years ago. He's yet to really hit it off at Krka, but I hope that next season will be his in which to shine.

|| Finances | Boardroom | Confidence ||

Next season: With still only one Champions league spot, despite Slovenia's impressive showing in Europe and the coefficients this season, I'd like to try for the group stages of the Europa League, and once again qualify through league position.

|| Season  |          League           |  Position  |  Europe  |       Cup       |       Achievement     |    Top Scorer       ||
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|| 18/19   |  Slovenian First League   |   3rd/10   | EL 3rd Q |    Runners-up   |           -           | Gregor Sculac (24)  ||
|| 17/18   |  Slovenian Second League  |   2nd/10   | EL 3rd Q |     Winners     |   Promoted, Cup win   | Goran Zinic (24)    ||
|| 16/17   |  Slovenian Second League  |   4th/10   |    -     |     Winners     |          Cup          | Goran Zinic (21)    ||
|| 15/16   |  Slovenian First League   |   10th/10  |    -     |    2nd Round    |       Relegated       | Miran Cavnik (11)   ||
|| 14/15   |  Slovenian Second League  |   1st/10   |    -     |    1st Round    | Promoted as Champions | Tim Ceh (15)        ||
|| 13/14   |  Slovenian Second League  |   8th/10   |    -     |  Quarter Final  |    Highest Scorers    | Mitja Barboric (13) ||
|| 12/13   |  Slovenian Second League  |   8th/10   |    -     |        -        |        Survival       | Mitja Barboric (7)  ||

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Gundo - Sola Fotball - Season Review 2019

Adeccoligaen football turned out to be fairly straightforward in the end and a swift return to Norway's top flight was secured comfortably. Having said that it was a decent battle with Moss for the top spot, which we finally won with an injury time winner in our last game over Bryne. If we hadn't of got that late late winner, second spot would have had to do. So with media expecting us to finish forth, it was a decent achievement to take first place.

This was a season that had seen us turn professional before we kicked off the new campaign. It was a huge thing for Sola and all the benefits that go with it.

The Norwegian Cup also went better then we expected and after remarkable giant-killings against Viking and Brann in the quarters and semi's respectively. That lead to a Final appearance against Vålerenga who were effectively at home at Norway's version of Wembley - the 25,572 Ullevål Stadion, Oslo. Vålerenga beat us 1-3 in the end and the only regret I have about the final is changing my approach to a more cautious style, I wish I'd have just gone for it from the start. Devastated not seeing Fossan run out because injury.

The Players

- Played the Rooney role brilliantly and got an incredible number of assists.

- His best season to date, he was cruelly denied a cupen final appearance after devastatingly breaking his leg 3 weeks prior.
:(

- Daniel will be sold soon to cash in, he is severally injury prone and is already making noises about leaving.

- Maybe more his level in truth and rather unsurprisingly finished top scorer with 18 league goals - breaking a club record previously held by Jonas Olsen.

Looking forward to Tippeligaen football again and in a nice shiny new Sola Stadium too!
:)

Average attendance:
-

Next season:
Survive and compete in the Cupen.

Season  |       League       |  Position  |    Europe       |  Cup     | Achievement|Top Scorer       
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2012    |  2.divisjon Avd.3  |    9th     |        -        | 2nd Round|            | Ørjan Nesvik (5)      
2013    |  2.divisjon Avd.3  |    5th     |        -        | 3rd Round|            | Rikard Lindroos (9)     
2014    |  2.divisjon Avd.3  |    1st     |        -        | 3rd Round| Promotion! | Jonas Olsen (16)    
2015    |  Adeccoligaen      |    5th     |        -        | 1st Round|            | Alexander Stølås (9)   
2016    |  Adeccoligaen      |    5th     |        -        | 3rd Round|            | Espen Maldal (9)   
2017    |  Adeccoligaen      |    2nd     |        -        | 3rd Round| Promotion! | Nicolai Larson (13) 
2018    |  Tippeligaen       |    15th    |        -        | 2rd Round| Relegated! | Nicolai Larson & Godwin Bossman (8)
2019    |  Adeccoligaen      |    1st     |        -        | Final    | Promotion! | Nicolai Larson (18)

Follow my progress on twitter.

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UUC - 2026/27

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Familiar feeling season. Europe was a nightmare though. Just want to get onto the next.

Career So Far



Season    Division     Pos   Points  Irish Cup   League Cup   Europe                    Coeff     Achievments
2012/13   Second Div   6th   44      2nd R       1st R        n/a                       n/a
2013/14   Second Div   6th   48      3rd R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a
2014/15   Second Div   1st   61      2nd R       QF           n/a                       n/a       Champions and Promoted. 
2015/16   First Div    4th   43      3rd R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a
2016/17   First Div    1st   52      5th R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a       Champions and Promoted. 
2017/18   Premier Div  6th   51      QF          QF           n/a                       n/a
2018/19   Premier Div  3rd   65      SF          SF           n/a                       n/a       All Ireland Cup Winners. 
2019/20   Premier Div  2nd   69      Winner      SF           EC 2nd Q                  0.850     Irish Cup Winner
2020/21   Premier Div  1st   85      QF          SF           EC 3rd Q                  1.174     Champions. All Ireland Cup Winners
2021/22   Premier Div  2nd   88      QF          Winner       ECC 4th Q, EC 2nd Knock   10.925    League Cup Winners. AIC Runner Up.
2022/23   Premier Div  1st   101     Winner      Winner       EC 4th Q                  14.799    Domestic Quadruple
2023/24   Premier Div  1st   98      Winner      Winner       ECL Group Stage           21.65     Domestic Quadruple
2024/25   Premier Div  1st   106     Winner      Winner       ECL Group Stage           28.647    Domestic Quadruple
2025/26   Premier Div  2nd   100     SF          Runner UP    ECL Group Stage           31.148    All Ireland Cup Winners
2026/27   Premier Div  1st   110     Winner      Winner       EC 4th Q                            Domestic Quadruple

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Good to see plenty more progress going on :)

I'm about midway through my next season, but I've been distracted by other games so I have no idea when I'll get around to finishing it.

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Congrats Swinburn on completing the challenge. Really a great achievement.

Gundo, well done clinching promotion and getting to the cup final. Good luck in Tippeligaen.

A short update on Tollnes: In our first shot at champions leage, the 3. round qualifier, we beat Sporting Lisbon 7-2 on aggregate, smashing them 5-1 away.

The reward? A tie against AC Milan for the right to play in the group stage. Tollnes against Milan!?! They probably don't know where Norway is. But we are going to give them a go.

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UUC - 2027/28 End of Season Update

Table

Another domestic quadruple for UUC, but the biggest breakthrough was Europe.

We made it to the Champions League group stage, and were drawn into a group including Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Benefica. By some miracle we beat Benefica home and away to get 3rd place in the group and into the Euro cup knockout stages.

First knockout round vs PSV we won 3-3 on away goals.

Second knockoud round vs Malaga, was 3-1 at home and 2-2 away to go through somehow to the quarter finals for first time ever.

Quarter final against Bordeaux -

UUC 0-2 Bordeaux Leg 1

Bordeaux 3-2 UUC Leg 2 - Bordeaux score the winner in the 92nd minute to put us out, however very impressed that we made it that far, and I really hope it helps our coefficient for the next few seasons.

Career So Far



Season    Division     Pos   Points  Irish Cup   League Cup   Europe                    Coeff     Achievments
2012/13   Second Div   6th   44      2nd R       1st R        n/a                       n/a
2013/14   Second Div   6th   48      3rd R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a
2014/15   Second Div   1st   61      2nd R       QF           n/a                       n/a       Champions and Promoted. 
2015/16   First Div    4th   43      3rd R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a
2016/17   First Div    1st   52      5th R       2nd R        n/a                       n/a       Champions and Promoted. 
2017/18   Premier Div  6th   51      QF          QF           n/a                       n/a
2018/19   Premier Div  3rd   65      SF          SF           n/a                       n/a       All Ireland Cup Winners. 
2019/20   Premier Div  2nd   69      Winner      SF           EC 2nd Q                  0.850     Irish Cup Winner
2020/21   Premier Div  1st   85      QF          SF           EC 3rd Q                  1.174     Champions. All Ireland Cup Winners
2021/22   Premier Div  2nd   88      QF          Winner       ECC 4th Q, EC 2nd Knock   10.925    League Cup Winners. AIC Runner Up.
2022/23   Premier Div  1st   101     Winner      Winner       EC 4th Q                  14.799    Domestic Quadruple
2023/24   Premier Div  1st   98      Winner      Winner       ECL Group Stage           21.65     Domestic Quadruple
2024/25   Premier Div  1st   106     Winner      Winner       ECL Group Stage           28.647    Domestic Quadruple
2025/26   Premier Div  2nd   100     SF          Runner UP    ECL Group Stage           31.148    All Ireland Cup Winners
2026/27   Premier Div  1st   110     Winner      Winner       EC 4th Q                  25.342    Domestic Quadruple
2027/28   Premier Div  1st   103     Winner      Winner       ECC Group, EC Quarters              Domestic Quadruple

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And the sensation is a fact. Tollnes has just overcome Milan 3-1 on aggregate to seal our place in the CL group stage. Delighted!!

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Another great season Gilb, well done.:thup:

Taunton, what a result against Milan, truly awesome stuff. Did Milan still have any players we might recognise?:thup:

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Another great season Gilb, well done.:thup:

Taunton, what a result against Milan, truly awesome stuff. Did Milan still have any players we might recognise?:thup:

It's 2023 so it is not many left. It was Pato, Dedryck Boyata, Moussa Sissoko and Miralem Pjanic that i know of.

Drawn against Real Madrid, Benfica and Galatasaray in the group stage, so the Ibsens home town of Skien is getting back on the map again when these teams comes to visit.

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On friday afternoon I wrote that I was gonna start this challenge "next week", but I actually did end up playing a little bit throughout the weekend, whenever I found the time to do so. So far I've managed to finish the first half of season one (there's a long winterbreak in Denmark), and I guess I may as well write a tiny bit about it to go with the introduction.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, my favourite team happens to be available for the challenge this year, and so I have taken over the managerial seat at BK Frem. I could write an essay about the club and it's history, but I'll stick to the more recent events. Skip to the next headline if you're not interested.

The Recent History of Boldklubben Frem

Frem has traditionally been one of the bigger clubs in Denmark, playing in the top tier for many years, and even representing the country on the international stage on a few occassions. As late as 1992, the red/blue-striped club finished third in the Danish Superliga. Unfortunately, economical problems appeared, and after a struggle which brought about demotion in the very last game of the 92/93-season, the club went bankrupt (arguably due to the demotion, although the board had pretty much driven the club toward this tragic conclusion). As far as I know, a lot of fans were greatly annoyed that Carlsberg, whose headquarters lie (or did - they moved a year or two ago) little more than a kilometer from the stadium, did not wish to sponsor the club which supposedly went bankrupt over roughly £50k, whereas the very same company was able to pay Liverpool millions annually. I don't quite know the details of this though, as it happened before my time (I was born in '91).

After the bankruptcy, the proud workers club started climbing the ladders of Danish football, and some of my earliest memories are of driving around the country with my dad to watch the games in the Second Division back then. While in the First Division in the early 00's, some of the finest Danish talents were part of the team. Among them were Jesper Håkansson (who ended up at Heerenveen, and was seen as a huge prospect before his injury-nightmare begun - the way I remember him, he was one of the biggest talents I've ever seen when he was breaking into the first team squad aged 16-17, but of course I may be subconsciously exaggerating his abilities because I was a child at the time), Martin E. Jensen (who was expected to make it into the national team as a central defender - also ended up injured for years. He actually still plays for the club in the real world) and Mikkel Thygesen, who ended up spending a couple of years playing in Germany before returning to FC Midtjylland in Denmark, and later Brøndby.

By 03/04, Frem were back in the Superliga, and with a number of excellent players, many of the clubs fans expected to stay up. However, the worst possible scenario played out; Martin E.'s injury-hell began, Thygesen was out for a big part of the season, the topscorer from the previous 2-3 seasons, Mirko Selak, was injured most of the season, and as far as I remember, the same thing happened to a couple of other key players. This resulted in a final spot of 11 out of 12, which meant demotion.

The season after the disappointment, Frem missed promotion by one spot, finishing 3rd in the First Division, and afterwards, several years were spent fumbling around in the sub-top of the First Division, before the board suddenly announced that the club was close to bankruptcy once again. Apparently, the club needed about £100k to save itself, and so the fans were asked to help. Many did what they could in terms of economical support, with numbers around £100 being pretty common (now, this is actually quite a lot for a club whose fanbase consists of a LOT of lower working class people, alcoholics etc.). In the end, a local politician donated all of his retirement savings in "exchange" for a new board, which was very much necessary, with many of the previous board being members of the one that were to blame for the first bankruptcy almost 15 years earlier.

With a lot of donations, and a new board, the club appeared to be safe from the financial trouble, and although only being allowed to field amateur players, things seemed to brighten up. Yes, the amateur players did end up getting the club demoted, but there was a lot of potential in the squad, and the team was expected to get back into the First Division the next season. However, right before the last game of the season (meaning after it was certain that Frem were demoted, just to clear any confusion), a previously unknown debt of £100k+, caused by the old board meant that the club went bankrupt "for real", and thus was sent into the regional series.

In the 10/11-season, the team managed an unbeaten season in the Copenhagen Series, earning promotion into the Danish Series, which the club is currently leading (and got promoted from in FM ;))

The Autumn of 2012 (FM)

After taking over Frem in FM, it became pretty obvious that the team was not looking too good in the game, and of the few real players, three had left on free transfers before I became manager. To the transfer-market I headed. Luckily, many of the clubs in the Danish Second Division operate on an amateur-level, meaning that a lot of player-"stealing" happens, and with Frem having become a semi-professional club in the game, I was able to actually bind players to the club. Well, let's put it this way: Before the end of August, I had signed 14 players. In October, three players who did not have any interest in joining the club initially, suddenly decided that they'd rather be semi-pros in the Second Division than run around without a club, and so I signed up another three players, including U19 international Lasse Vigen. I expect a lot from him.

All the new signings seemed to need a few games to gel, playing a few poor games before going on a win-streak of 5 to seize the top spot. Then dropping it the next game, losing to an Avarta-team against whom we were huge favourites. Turns out telling the team that I expected a win was a bad idea. Anyway, this was the second-last game before the break. The actual last game was to be played away against FC Roskilde who were sitting top of the table, and with a brace from Morten Seifert, we managed to pick up a 4-1 victory at Roskilde Idrætspark, placing us 1st ahead of the break.

The key players have been the captain and true "Mr. Frem", Tim Ilsø (DRL), young defender Daniel Jørgensen (whenever not injured), veteran defender Mohammed Niambele, young Ghanese U20-international Jeff Mensa (whose brother was one of the three I signed in October :D) and veteran striker Morten Seifert.

I apologize for the extremely long post, I just don't know where to stop! :D

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Good luck with Frem. I have been to their ground, and I observed that referees in the area smokes pipes after matches.:D

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Good luck with Frem. I have been to their ground, and I observed that referees in the area smokes pipes after matches.:D

Thank you very much - also for the earlier message, which I forgot to respond to. :o

That is the way it works around Valby Idrætspark. Not so much of that professionalism! Haha.

Gundo: Thanks a lot. I forgot to thank both you and Taunton before entering my state of sentimentalist writing last night! :D

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Thank you very much - also for the earlier message, which I forgot to respond to. :o

That is the way it works around Valby Idrætspark. Not so much of that professionalism! Haha.

Gundo: Thanks a lot. I forgot to thank both you and Taunton before entering my state of sentimentalist writing last night! :D

Lets hope that it is only the referees that prefer smoking, not the players.

When that is said, I remember a certain danish hero called Preben Elkjær that both chainsmoked and enjoyed his fair share of the beforementioned Carlsberg products. And he still fired Verona to the Serie A title.

So with the danish players, everything is possible.:)

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Thank you very much - also for the earlier message, which I forgot to respond to. :o

That is the way it works around Valby Idrætspark. Not so much of that professionalism! Haha.

Gundo: Thanks a lot. I forgot to thank both you and Taunton before entering my state of sentimentalist writing last night! :D

It was certainly a great read. It has wetted my appetite and thus I will look forward to hearing more on the progress of your Danish adventure.:thup:

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Nationality count Jan. 2020

48 Norwegians

4 Swedes

3 Danish

This is including my youth team.

Godwin Bossman has Ghanaian listed as his second Nationality and has also just earned his first full cap for Denmark, a game which the Danes won 2-1 away from home against Serbia.

Actually, one of my aims is to sign a player who has an African nation listed as his second nationality, to use as my anchor man/defensive midfielder. Someone in the Anthony Annan mould, the former Rosenborg man who was a tough tackling, energetic midfielder.

For any newbies to this thread, I have imposed a Nordic player only rule on myself for some crazy reason!:D

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Gundo, thats amazing. I am really embarrassed that I haven't enough norwegians in my team. Can't seem to find good norwegians so I rely more on foreigners.

Really impressed!:thup:

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Sorry for double post, but, after winning 2-0 at the San Siro I didn't think it was possible to do better than that.

Then this happened in the Champions League group stage:D:

Miracle in Madrid

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Usually been a Dafuge challenge player but after a seriously successful save in 07 I have never managed to come anywhere near where I did with Tiverton Town. Now for a change and this is one I've always followed but never tried. Waiting for my season to holiday in Ireland, anyone got tips for an inexperienced Gundo manager like myself? I plan on updating on here as I think it makes me more involved in my save

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Now manager of Kildrum Tigers in Republic of Ireland. By far worst team I have managed so far in FM. Looking forward to it, had a few games but really struggling so far. Need more wages so sitting defensively for this season at least

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maisonjaune, I have been playing a small to big club game in Slovenia in FM11, so have enjoyed reading about your progress. Krka have done OK in my game and have been close to promotion to the First League a couple of times.

I was going to ask you if Ljubljana have come up in your game, or if they are even still in the database. They are available in FM11 and I have enjoyed the game with them a lot, but I know IRL they folded. Would be awesome if they were still available though, would like to have a go with them when I the last patch comes out and I buy the game.

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