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50 Shades of Play: An Attempt at a Witty Title for a Journeyman Career Thread.

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50 Shades of Play

An Attempt at a Witty Title for a Journeyman Career Thread

Leagues Loaded (All loaded to the lowest tier, using The Latest Patch Starting from July 2011):

Argentina

Belgium

Brazil

China

Colombia

Denmark

England

France

Germany

Holland

Ireland

Italy

Mexico

Portugal

Russia

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

USA+Canada

Goals:

1. Have fun

2. Win enough silver to fight off a hoard of Werewolves

This is going to be a simple journeyman thread where I prance around the world managing different clubs.

Starting Profile:

Nationalities: American and Dutch

Past Experience: Sunday League Footballer

Languages: English, Dutch, Spanish, German

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Career Summary

Club Career Summary

Year        Country   Team               League                          Position   Other

National Career Summary

Year    Country      Achievements

Club Achievements


Personal Achievements


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Managerial Stats

Manager Stats

*as of 5 Jul 2011

Number of Clubs Managed: 0

Number of Nations Managed: 0

Longest Time at a Club: 0 days

Shortest Time at a Club: 0 days

Number of Awards Won: 0

Total Career Earnings: 0

Total Game Time: 0

Time Spent on Holidays: 0 days (0.00%)

Number of Players Bought: 0

Total Value of Players Bought: 0

Number of Players Sold: 0

Total Value of Players Sold: 0

Highest Fee Spent: 0

Highest Fee Received: 0

Total Fees Paid to Agents: 0

Number of Players Released: 0

Overall Career Stats

Overall Played: 0

Games Won: 0

Games Drawn: 0

Games Lost: 0

Goals For: 0

Goals Agaist: 0

Goal Difference: 0

Win Percentage: 0

Cup Wins: 0

League Wins: 0

Promotions: 0

Relegations: 0

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Stealing the intro format from cerud's thread :D

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Is the US + Canada just MLS or the Magnum league structure file?

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deltablue-I can be quite graceful when I want to be :lol:

rancer890-just MLS. I didn't want to deal with the hundreds of open jobs from that format.

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"My body writhed and quivered from the pain. I had learned my first lesson. Never again would I leave my crotch uncovered from a Backham free-kick"

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After applying for every open job, here are the highlights of the jobs I've been offered originally:

Thisted FC:

Danish 2nd Division

Wage: $300/week

Transfer Budget: $0

Payroll Budget: $3.8k/week

Current Wages: $5.54k/week

Altamira:

Mexican Promotion League

Wage: $1.9k/week

Transfer Budget: $100k

Payroll Budget: $98k/week

Current Wages: $90.25k/week

Delemont:

Belgian Challenge League

Wage: $1.8k/week

Transfer Budget: $44,500

Payroll Budget: $18k/week

Current Wages: $27.55k/week

Chongqing:

Chinese First Division

Wage: $1.9k/week

Transfer Budget: $700k

Payroll Budget: $4.9k/week

Current Wages: $5.77k/week

Guarany de Sorbal:

Brazilian Third Division

Wage: $1.5k/week

Transfer Budget: $29,500

Payroll Budget: $15k/week

Current Wages: $15.59k/week

Pacifico FC:

Colombian Second Division

Wage: $900/week

Transfer Budget: $70,000

Payroll Budget: $9k/week

Current Wages: $3.62k/week

Poli Ejido:

Spanish Second Division B4

Wage: $1.9k/week

Transfer Budget: $0

Payroll Budget: $27k/week

Current Wages: $10.45k/week

FOC Farsta:

Swedish Second Division South Svealand

Wage: $190/week

Transfer Budget: $3,900

Payroll Budget: $775/week

Current Wages: $926/week

Gold Coast United:

Australian A-League

Wage: $3.4k/week

Transfer Budget: $5.25M

Payroll Budget: $40.5k/week

Current Wages: $37.47k/week

Saudi Arabian U23s

I've also applied to others but there is no delay option so I have to decide to take it or risk that one of the others coming through.

I've delayed them all for a week and will post any other interesting offers come up. I also rejected two others (New England and Sporting Mahones)

What are everybody's thoughts on these offers?

EDIT: This is the final list and I risked it turning down the U23 job and didn't get any of the others :( So gimme your thoughts on these offers and we can get rolling :D

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acidmoney-I brought that upon myself didn't I? Well done :thup:

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Well at least you attracted some females to this thread, if only for a short while before they realised it was an FM Career thread :D.

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Stealing the intro format from cerud's thread :D

I thought that looked familiar :)

That's a ton of job offers!! Altamira seems like the best on paper in terms of your salary and budgets.

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I've narrowed it down to Pacifico, Poli Ejido, and Altamira. All give me room to add to the team with their wage budget. I'm now considering if I want to manage in Mexico, Colombia, or Spain.

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nice thread title, not sure which of those 3 I'd go to, all have the latino kind of thing going on though.

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Estudiantes de Altamira

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Club History:

On July 12, 2001, the expansion club Estudiantes de Santander announced an open try-out that was attended by hundreds of youth in Tamaulipas, wishing to form part of the club that would begin play in the Segunda División de México (Second Division). The club was officially founded on August 9, 2001. During the 2004-05 season, the club was promoted to the Primera A (now Liga de Ascenso), where they became a farm team to Real San Luis and later, Pumas UNAM. But their stay in the Primera A was short, and they were eventually relegated back to the Second Division after the Clausura 2005 tournament.

In 2006, the team changed its name to Estudiantes de Altamira.

It would be almost 5 long years before Altamira returned to the Liga de Ascenso in 2010. This, due to the fact that the teams that reached the Second Division championship that year (Universidad del Futbol and Chivas Rayadas, respectively) did not have the right to be promoted. So, Estudiantes de Altamira took their place.

The team crest represents the important resources in and around the port city of Altamira (the anchor, the ship, and the factories). In the foreground, there is a ship's steering wheel. The navy blue and white colors symbolize the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. (taken from Wikipedia)

Club Status:

Year Founded: 2001

Status: Professional

Reputation: Continental

Nickname: Los Estudiantes

Fierce Rivals: None

Other Rivals: Correcaminos

The Stadium: Estadio Altamira

Location: Altamira

Year Built: 2003

Capacity: 13,500 all-seater

Owner/Rent: Owned

Facilities:

Corporate: Fairly Basic

Training: Adequate

Youth: Basic

Junior Coaching: Adequate

Youth Recruitment: Fairly Basic

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2011 Estudiantes de Altamira Season Preview

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2011 Mexican Liga de Ascenso Apertua

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15 games in this stage then playoffs among the top 7 teams.

Board Expectation:

Apertua: Safe Position

Clausura: Safe Position

Media Prediction: 12th

Preseason Friendlies

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Transfers

Only on player in: Junior Timbo

Other Key Players

ST-Francisco Ibanez

DL-Alvin Mendoza

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Good move :) Probably the best of the group.

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2011 Estudiantes de Altamira Apertua 1st 5 Games

A Decent Start

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2011 Liga de Ascenso Apertua

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A decent start at the new club. Our offense is very potent with us having yet to be held to under two goals. Unfortunately we are not as strong on the other side of the coin and are giving up a lot of goals. A third of the way through the Apertua Stage and we stand just outside the playoff picture but it is still very close and we can definitely still make the playoffs stage.

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cerud-Thanks, it definitely gave me the chance to work in a place different from the rest.

B.W.G-Thanks! It's a great place so far.

SRL88-Thanks!

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2011 Estudiantes de Altamira Apertua 2nd 5 Games

Up then Down

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2011 Liga de Ascenso Apertua

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Its was an up and down path over the middle 5 games of the season. Our first two games saw us move up into 3rd place, but a loss of form and 3 losses sent us back into 8th place. The drop in form coincided with Junior Timbo feeling homesick and I gave him a leave of absence, hopefully he returns soon.

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deltablue-Agreed, the games are quite exciting with a lot of back and forth action

Reddiablo-haha, its always fun to see what interesting coincidences there are with names.

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Set with one game remaining in the season.

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2011 Estudiantes de Altamira Apertua Final 5 Games

Hot Streak Into the Playoffs

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2011 Liga de Ascenso Apertua

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I held a team meeting before the 1st of these 5 games and sparked a perfect record through the final 5 games of the stage. The goals flowed and our defense was strong enough. We have been drawn against Necaxa in the quarterfinal of the playoffs.

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Wow! Looks like your team talk worked :)

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Very nice month to clinch a play-off spot :thup:.

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Done well to clinch a playoff spot,best of luck for them.

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2011 Estudiantes de Altamira Apertua Playoffs

Well That Didn't Go Well

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2011 Liga de Ascenso Apertua

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Poor play saw us exit the Playoffs in the first round. In the first game Necaxa went down a man around 30 minutes in with the score 0-0 and then we were later granted a penalty around the 70th minute with score still 0-0. A missed penalty and 3 goals later and the return leg was near hopeless and we failed to deliver.

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SRL88-I think thats the only successful Team Talk I've ever had.

cerud-Thanks, it helps when the team agrees that they are not playing well

B.W.G-Thanks, unfortunately out form went away at the wrong time

deltablue-Thanks!

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Bit of a humbling loss to Necaxa. They look like a strong team.

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Decent start, although it looked like Necaxa had your number in the playoffs. There's always the Closing Stage though :)

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