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Well, we are now heading into the seventh year of this challenge. It has been an incredible six years around here with some great stories, clubs, and players. Rlipscombe, Iacovone and Myself are looking forward to another great year. This challenge is similar to dafuge's, Gundo's & others, starting with a previously unplayable club and taking them all the way to a National Title and then on to the European Champions League. With a variety of leagues, styles of play, different rules, and many different locations for your clubs there can be a lot of variety throughout the thread, a great atmosphere and fun with all our users. This season promotion into the bottom level in Scotland adds some new clubs and a whole new challenge.

Special credit to Duccio for the logo atop this years challenge.

General Challenge Info

Possible Countries

France | Germany | Italy | Portugal | Russia | Scotland | Spain | Turkey

League Rules

Top Divisions

France | Germany | Italy | Portugal | Russia | Scotland | Spain | Turkey

2nd Divisions

France | Germany | Italy | Portugal | Russia | Scotland | Spain | Turkey

3rd Divisions

France | Germany | Italy | Portugal | Scotland | Spain | Turkey

4th Divisions

Scotland

League Reset Dates

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June - 20th: France, Turkey, Russia & Germany, 30th: Portugal, Italy, July - 10th: Spain, May - 4th 2015 - Scotland

The Rules

A) Game Set-up

1) Choose your FM - Classic or Full Fat

2) Load One Nation Only (All Available Divisions within your nation)

3) Your choice of Database Size (Large Recommended)

4) NO Edited Databases of any kind

5) Customising Database (Only Available in Full Fat)

  • You can add players to the database up to a limit of 100,000 in total - Change for people wanting more variety in their DB
  • Suggested Adds
    • Players from Top Clubs/Top Divisions (Europe or All Continents) - This increases the challenge at Continental Level
    • Players Based in your Nation - This can add up to 50% more players to your game

    [*]There will be a file correcting the club/competition names, I will advise use of this.

    [*]NO other additional customising is allowed.

6) Attribute Masking should be Enabled (In FM14 this means UNTICKED)

7) Optional Ticks

  • Add Key Staff (This will give you a Scout, Physio & Ass Man by generating them if your club is without - Unticked in FM14)
  • Add Players in Playable Nations (This will ensure all clubs have a minimum number of players, generating them if needed)

The extra levels of detail that you can change while in the game are up to you, as they shouldn't make a difference.

B) Steps in the Game

1) Add an unemployed manager, you will not use this man to manage your club.

2) Go on holiday until the reset date of your chosen nation (Should take about an hour)

TIP -
Changing
will make it go faster. (Remember to change it back afterwards)

TIP
- Saving on the day before this date may give you a better choice of teams by reloading the game then going on holiday for one day, I would strongly recommend trying this.

TIP
- In Scotland go on holiday til the day before the last game in 2015 (May 2nd), and then reload this date checking the Playoff team.

3) Add a new manager

a) Past Experience lowest Possible (Generally Sunday League)

b) Other options are up to you

4) Choose to take over any club which has been promoted to the bottom playable league of your nation.

TIP
- Easiest way in FM14 to see this is using
, if the last season is anything except 2013/14 they are a newly promoted team.

5) Retire your unemployed manager.

6) Manage your club to National Title & European Champions League Victory

7)

Completing the Big Euro Challenge.

C) Signing of Players

1) You must be able to scout them

TIP
: You don't actually have to scout them, just be able to

TIP
: You can check your scouting range on the
page

2) Alternatively (If you can't scout them), you must bring them on a trial first

3) And from FM11 onwards Agents offer players, you are able to sign anyone sent to you via Agent Offer

(I suggest Screenshots of the offer)

D) Posting

1) Player naming is allowed. (This is a warning for those of you who do not wish to see this)

2) Discussion of tactics is allowed. (This is another warning for those of you who do not wish to see this)

Expected Updates

We have minimum expectations when it comes to a first up post and also in the end of season updates. The Bold pages are necessary for everyone, the others are some suggestions that will get others interested in your posts and following your club. All other screenshots are welcome and encouraged, but we please ask that the majority are posted as links, because lots of pictures can make the page very slow to load.

First Post:

Information (Manager)

Domestic Leagues History (Club)

Profile (Manager)

Information (Club)

Overview (Club)

Squad (Club)

End of Season Updates:

Transfers (Club) - This is so we can see the ins & outs

League Table (Competition)

Squad (Club)

Information (Manager)

Profile (Manager)

Information (Club)

Profile (Players)

I will show some examples of updates down below in the next post so you can see some of the stuff previously posted. Progress of your club should be documented using this thread, we want to hear the story of your club all the way through. Please keep us updated, even if you are doing badly. If you title your end of season report in bold this makes it easier to identify. Everyone will be supportive, and really get into your game if you give more detail, I also provide a list of some previous star players that may have become household names in this thread.

E) Other

1) If you are Sacked

(i) You can Restart from the beginning or;

(ii) Continue your game and pick a new club (Under Same Rules) at the end of the next season or;

(iii) Add another Big Euro League/Remove Current League, holiday a whole season and continue

a) You can still only have one nation running at a time

b) Once the league becomes active you MUST holiday a full season

c) The club must be one of those unplayable from the beginning

2) No Restrictions on Parent or Feeder Clubs

3) International Management allowed from FM14 forwards (But you cannot start as an International Manager)

The use of any external utilities and editors (Such as Genie Scout or FMM) are prohibited. As in FM14 there are also unlockables, these are also prohibited, please don't use them.

How to Post a Screenshot

1) While in FM, press the 'Prt Sc' button (usually next to F12 on your keyboard).

2) Open an image editing program such as Paint and paste the image

3) Save the file as a JPEG or PNG

4) Upload the image to an image hosting website such as Photobucket or Imageshack

5) Post the direct Url to the image here.

Alternatively using ALT + F9 in game saves a screenshot to your user data folder. (You can also edit this in the shortcuts options)

The LLR Motivational

Finally I would like to wish everyone taking on this challenge the best of luck on a long and hard journey to managerial success!

The atmosphere and contribution in this thread has always been excellent, long may it continue. As core members for every year, LLR, rlipscombe, Iacovone and PRDH would like to add that we are here to help for the new challengers and hope everybody that participates contributes considerably to the thread. There is nothing better than getting immersed not only in your own game but providing the encouragement to other people's attempts too. Remember we are all fighting the same battle - to defeat the AI (and uncover fabulous newgens!) - therefore it goes without saying that any form of cheating will be severely chastised. Don't do it! We have had an incident in the past, lets not see it again - it spoils the challenge for the hard workers in here. :)

Let's DO this THING!

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The History of the Big Euro Challenge

The Origins of this Challenge were in FM2008 when JoseRR realised there was a gap between the Gundos & Dafuges challenges, the Bigger Nations of Europe were being left out.

JoseRR's FM08 Small Club to Big Club From a Big European Nation Challenge

Thread

In FM08 there was a very slow start, and it seemed to dawdle along until Rlipscombe joined and it started to pick up, then I came along (as Des Tiny) and we kept it going until we were joined by Iacovone and others. A great little thread and the beginnings of something much larger.

Completions

None

Other Notables

Des Tiny - Italy - Darfo Boario - 2012/13 - Serie C1/A

Rlipscombe - Italy - Como - 2015/16 - Serie A

Mark Snellink - Italy - Alessandria - 2016/17 - Serie B

The Facts

Completions: 0

Most Completions: 0

Most Clubs: 3 (Des Tiny)

Most Posts: 339 (Rlipscombe)

Most Used Club: Como (5 Users)

JoseRR's FM09 Big Euro Nation Challenge

Thread

FM09 was the peak of power for the Big Euro Challenge. The thread ended with an awards ceremony, there were over 6000 posts, a large number of completions and the best community spirit of any thread. It also managed to take out a few awards in the CSE awards at the end of the season.

Completions

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[color=#222222]|------------|-----------------|---------|------------|[/color]
[/color][/color][/size][/size]| Challenger |  Club           |  Year   | The Update |
|------------|-----------------|---------|------------|
| Iacovone   | Savona          | 2028/29 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/62973-JoseRR-s-FM09-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge!?p=3253576&viewfull=1#post3253576"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Ohanzee    | FC Mulhouse     | 2018/19 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/62973-JoseRR-s-FM09-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge!?p=3487686&viewfull=1#post3487686"]EoS Report[/url] |
| El Sid     | Sachsen Leipzig | 2015/16 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/62973-JoseRR-s-FM09-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge!?p=3524191&viewfull=1#post3524191"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Daemonic   | Real SD Alcala  | 2020/21 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/62973-JoseRR-s-FM09-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge!?p=3636153&viewfull=1#post3636153"]EoS Report[/url] |
| PRDH       | Domegliara      | 2025/26 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/62973-JoseRR-s-FM09-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge!?p=3758446&viewfull=1#post3758446"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Rlipscombe | Real Oviedo     | 2019/20 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/62973-JoseRR-s-FM09-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge!?p=3989547&viewfull=1#post3989547"]EoS Report[/url] |
|------------|-----------------|---------|------------|

Other Notables

|------------|----------|---------|---------------------|
| Challenger | Club     |  Year   | Biggest Achievement |
|------------|----------|---------|---------------------|
| LLR        | Fafe     | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showpost.php?p=3807275&postcount=5594"]2028/29[/url] | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/62973-JoseRR-s-FM09-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge!?p=3807275&viewfull=1#post3807275"]Winning Liga Sagres[/url] | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=4866255&viewfull=1#post4866255"]The Shirt[/url]
| TanO       | Monsanto | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/62973-JoseRR-s-FM09-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge!?p=3923123&viewfull=1#post3923123"]2032/33[/url] | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/62973-JoseRR-s-FM09-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge!?p=3919002&viewfull=1#post3919002"]Winning Liga Sagres[/url] |
|------------|----------|---------|---------------------|

The Awards Ceremony

The Facts

Completions: 6

Most Completions: 1 (Iacovone & 5 Others)

Most Clubs: 5 (LLR)

Most Posts: 1061 (LLR)

Most Used Club: Real Oviedo (5 Users)

FM10 Small Club to Big Club Big Euro Nation Challenge

Thread

2010 saw Iacovone post the opening of the thread and another 4500 posts or so, there were twelve completions as LLR finally managed it with Lusitano de Evora in Portugal. There were some excellent stories and the challenge continued in high spirits.

Completions

|------------|-----------------|---------|------------|
| Challenger |  Club           |  Year   | The Update |
|------------|-----------------|---------|------------|
| Ohanzee    | S.D Noja        | 2019/20 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=4301422&viewfull=1#post4301422"]EoS Report[/url] |
| El Sid     | Preußen Munster | 2018/19 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=4545132&viewfull=1#post4545132"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Cookie15   | Pisa            | 2015/16 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=4731740&viewfull=1#post4731740"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Minisav    | Darmstadt       | 2013/14 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=4805814&viewfull=1#post4805814"]EoS Report[/url] |
| WillyWonka | Stuttgart K.    | 2017/18 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=4835518&viewfull=1#post4835518"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Daemonic   | Montevarchi     | 2018/19 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=4836636&viewfull=1#post4836636"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Razer82    | Fafe            | 2022/23 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=5106163&viewfull=1#post5106163"]Eos Report[/url] |
| PRDH       | SO Romorantin   | 2026/27 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=5192643&viewfull=1#post5192643"]EoS Report[/url] |
| StellaF1   | Hospitalet      | 2019/20 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=5239655&viewfull=1#post5239655"]EoS Report[/url] |
| LLR        | LusitanoDeEvora | 2028/29 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=5453227&viewfull=1#post5453227"]EoS Report[/url] |
| G-Wiz      | VfB Lubeck      | 2020/21 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=5680593&viewfull=1#post5680593"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Ohanzee    | Anadia          | 2021/22 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=5908947&viewfull=1#post5908947"]EoS Report[/url] |
|------------|-----------------|---------|------------|

Other Notables

|-------------|----------|---------|---------------------|
| Challenger  | Club     |  Year   | Biggest Achievement |
|-------------|----------|---------|---------------------|
| Gilbster    | Elgin    | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=4274430&viewfull=1#post4274430"]2028/29[/url] | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=4242588&viewfull=1#post4242588"]Scottish Champions[/url]  |
| LLR         | Evora    | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=5973469&viewfull=1#post5973469"]2032/33[/url] | 10x Portugal Champs |
| Ghostwriter | Angolana | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=6092508&viewfull=1#post6092508"]2022/23[/url] | 10th in Serie A     |
| Iacovone    | Castillo | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=5660287&viewfull=1#post5660287"]2025/26[/url] | Escaping 2nd Div    |
| Rlipscombe  | Vebezia  | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=5613223&viewfull=1#post5613223"]2022/23[/url] | Coppa Italia Win    |
| PaulHartman | Libourne | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/158918-FM10-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Big-Euro-Nation-Challenge?p=5220894&viewfull=1#post5220894"]2033/34[/url] | French Cup Win      |
|-------------|----------|---------|---------------------|

The Facts

Completions: 12

Most Completions: 2 (Ohanzee)

Most Clubs: 4 (LLR & Yababo)

Most Posts: 681 (Rlipscombe)

Most Used Club: Elgin City (11 Users)

FM11 Big Euro Nation: Small Club to Big Club Challenge

Thread

In 2011 LLR took over the running of the challenge, with assistance as always provided by Rlipscombe. The number of challengers dropped off a little, but the spirit in the thread continued once more as the core of players was the same that it had been for a few years now.

Completions

|-------------|-----------------|---------|------------|
| Challenger  |  Club           |  Year   | The Update |
|-------------|-----------------|---------|------------|
| Ohanzee     | Albion Rovers   | 2025/26 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=6194438&viewfull=1#post6194438"]EoS Report[/url] |
| ToMexico!!  | Hallescher FC   | 2021/22 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=6230622&viewfull=1#post6230622"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Almondo     | WSV Borussia    | 2021/22 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=6248052&viewfull=1#post6248052"]EoS Report[/url] |
| SnakeXe     | Messina         | 2029/30 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=6363676&viewfull=1#post6363676"]EoS Report[/url] |
| El Sid      | RC Ferrol       | 2017/18 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=6686554&viewfull=1#post6686554"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Dangermouse | Mantova         | 2018/19 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=6696328&viewfull=1#post6696328"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Ohanzee     | Venezia         | 2022/23 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=6800219&viewfull=1#post6800219"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Minisav     | RB Leipzig      | 2015/16 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=6950269&viewfull=1#post6950269"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Anti Spiral | Angri           | 2027/28 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7101249&viewfull=1#post7101249"]EoS Report[/url] |
|-------------|-----------------|---------|------------|

Other Notables

|-------------|--------------|---------|---------------------------|
| Challenger  | Club         |  Year   |   Biggest Achievements    |
|-------------|--------------|---------|---------------------------|
| Biscotti    | Oliveira BSC | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7152010&viewfull=1#post7152010"]2028/29[/url] | Liga Sagres & Europa Wins |
| Rlipscombe  | Messina      | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7073809&viewfull=1#post7073809"]2017/18[/url] | Serie A Survival          |
| LLR         | Haro         | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/233557-FM11-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7176568&viewfull=1#post7176568"]2022/23[/url] | 3rd Liga BBVA             |
|-------------|--------------|---------|---------------------------|

The Facts

Completions: 8

Most Completions: 2 (Ohanzee)

Most Clubs: 5 (LLR)

Most Posts: 306 (Rlipscombe)

Most Used Club: Stuttgarter Kickers & Torpedo Moscow (4 Users)

FM12 Big Euro Challenge: Small Club to Big Club

Thread

In FM12 there was a massive resurgance in this challenge as it climbed over 5000 posts for the first time since FM09, while the rest of the CSE Forum seemed to be falling this challenge went back up again, the atmosphere is seen as a major part of this, and for the first time in CSE History we overtook Dafuge's Challenge as the largest number of posts.

Completions

|--------------|---------------------|---------|------------|
| Challenger   |  Club               |  Year   | The Update |
|--------------|---------------------|---------|------------|
| Toonbalmy    | Wuppertal SV        | 2017/18 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7396242&viewfull=1#post7396242"]EoS Report[/url] |
| ElSid        | TuS Kobelnz         | 2017/18 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7439905&viewfull=1#post7439905"]EoS Report[/url] |
| jimbowmanUK  | Elgin City          | 2020/21 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7446679&viewfull=1#post7446679"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Almondo      | Pena Sport FC       | 2023/24 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7461662&viewfull=1#post7461662"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Welsh Wizard | FC Chita            | 2017/18 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7467384&viewfull=1#post7467384"]EoS Report[/url] |
| StelaF1      | Seregno             | 2020/21 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7548486&viewfull=1#post7548486"]EoS Report[/url] |  
| Iacovone     | Novese              | 2035/36 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7748537&viewfull=1#post7748537"]EoS Report[/url] |  
| PRDH         | Lusitano Azores     | 2037/38 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7754129&viewfull=1#post7754129"]EoS Report[/url] | 
| Vikeologist  | East Stirlingshire  | 2030/31 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7828936&viewfull=1#post7828936"]EoS Report[/url] |   
| Andy Sava    | Holstein Kiel       | 2028/29 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7987775&viewfull=1#post7987775"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Marty78      | AS Cannes           | 2023/24 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7976191&viewfull=1#post7976191"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Berty1978    | Vitreenne FC        | 2029/30 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=7961608&viewfull=1#post7961608"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Minisav      | Wuppertal SV        | 2016/17 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=8018836&viewfull=1#post8018836"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Rlipscombe   | SV Waldhof Mannheim | 2027/28 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=8049428&viewfull=1#post8049428"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Aldojags     | ES Viry Essonne     | 2032/33 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=8115885&viewfull=1#post8115885"]EoS Report[/url] |
| brettney1980 | Dardanelspor AS     | 2024/25 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=8161450&viewfull=1#post8161450"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Lenzar       | Annan Athletic      | 2018/19 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=8170466&viewfull=1#post8170466"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Duccio       | Real Avila CF       | 2020/21 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/279094-FM12-Big-Euro-Nation-Small-Club-to-Big-Club-Challenge?p=8196954&viewfull=1#post8196954"]EoS Report[/url] |
|--------------|---------------------|---------|------------|

Other Notables

The Facts

Completions: 17

Most Completions: 1 (Toonbalmy & 16 Others)

Most Clubs: 4 (LLR)

Most Posts: 647 (PRDH)

Most Used Club: Wuppertal SV

FM13 Big Euro Challenge

Thread

I had a shocker in 2013, as I never really got into the game and I struggled to enjoy it as much as I normally do. The thread seemed to suffer as the Careers Forum took over and it seems the players of the game got a bit older and had more going on in their lives. With the thread never reaching the heights of previous seasons. We still managed to see several completions through the season though as we saw some new players take them out.

Completions

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| Challenger      |  Club                   |  Year   | The Update |
|-----------------|-------------------------|---------|------------|
| Makato Nakamura | Sancaktepe Belediyespor | 2028/29 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/319051-FM13-Big-Euro-Challenge?p=8293052&viewfull=1#post8293052"]EoS Report[/url] |
| Marty78         | Cosenza Calcio          | 2025/26 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/319051-FM13-Big-Euro-Challenge?p=8300364&viewfull=1#post8300364"]EoS Report[/url] |
| SoccerJoel       | Castellon               | 2025/26 | [url="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/319051-FM13-Big-Euro-Challenge?p=9014912&viewfull=1#post9014912"]EoS Report[/url] |
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Other Notables

[TABLE]

[TR]

[TD]Challenger[/TD]

[TD]Nation[/TD]

[TD]Division[/TD]

[TD]Level[/TD]

[TD]Team[/TD]

[TD]Current Season[/TD]

[TD]Last Pos[/TD]

[TD]Season Updates[/TD]

[TD]Latest Update[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]GwilymJJames[/TD]

[TD]Italy[/TD]

[TD]Serie A[/TD]

[TD]1[/TD]

[TD]Cosenza Calcio[/TD]

[TD]2024/25[/TD]

[TD]2nd[/TD]

[TD]17[/TD]

[TD]2031/32[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

The Facts

Completions: 3

Most Completions: Makato Nakamura 1

Most Clubs:

Most Posts:

Most Used Club:

***Still not 100% up to date***

***I have to go through the thread once again***

FM14 Big Euro Challenge

Thread

A new year, a new thread, good luck to all our newcomers, and the old hands.

Completions

[TABLE]

[TR]

[TD]Challenger[/TD]

[TD]Nation[/TD]

[TD]Team[/TD]

[TD]Season Updates[/TD]

[TD]Latest Update[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Duccio[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Portugal[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Juventude SC Evora[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #fce5cd]20[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]2033/34[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Andy Sava[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Germany[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Hessen Kassel[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #fce5cd]16[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]2029/30[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Ohanzee[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Germany[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Alemmania Aachen[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #fce5cd]9[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]2021/22[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]JohnnyQuest[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Germany[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]SV Waldhof Mannheim[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #fce5cd]20[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]2033/34[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Duccio[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Italy[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]ASD Ragusa Calcio[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #fce5cd]24[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]2037/38[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]StellaF1[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]Portugal[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]U. Micaelense[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #fce5cd]11[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FCE5CD]2024/25[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

Other Notables

[TABLE]

[TR]

[TD]Challenger[/TD]

[TD]Nation[/TD]

[TD]Division[/TD]

[TD]Level[/TD]

[TD]Team[/TD]

[TD]Current Season[/TD]

[TD]Last Pos[/TD]

[TD]Season Updates[/TD]

[TD]Latest Update[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]CJ'43[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]Portugal[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]Liga Sagres[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #fff2cc]1[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]Aliados FC de Lordelo[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]2026/27[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]2nd[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #fff2cc]24[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]2037/38[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]Ohanzee[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]Scotland[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]Premiership[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #fff2cc]1[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]Selkirk FC[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]2014/15[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]2nd[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #fff2cc]13[/TD]

[TD=bgcolor: #FFF2CC]2026/27[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]gb2003[/TD]

[TD]Germany[/TD]

[TD]Bundesliga[/TD]

[TD]1[/TD]

[TD]Rot-Weiss Essen[/TD]

[TD]2014/15[/TD]

[TD]6th[/TD]

[TD]13[/TD]

[TD]2025/26[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

The Facts

Completions: 6

Most Completions: 2 - Duccio (Evora & Ragusa)

Most Clubs: LLR - 6 (Beauvais, Maia Lidador, Sakhalin, Nairn County, Arzachena, Lavagnese)

Most Posts: LLR - 252

Most Used Club: Alemannia Aachen - 4 (Rekluse, rlipscombe, Tecmo, Ohanzee)

Completions by Nation

[color=#ff0000][b]Germany  - 16
[/b][/color][color=#222222]Italy    - 11
Spain    - 7[/color]
Portugal - 7
France   - 5
Scotland - 4
Turkey   - 2[color=#222222]
Russia   - 1[/color]

Some of the Star Players from our History

Tommaso Cilona (DC/DM/MC) - Savona (FM09)

Jimmy Blixt (AMRL) - Savona (FM09)

Riccardo Rotunno (ST) - Savona (FM09)

Fabio Scognamiglio (AMC) - Mulhouse (FM09)

Artur Pestana (GK) - Domegliara (FM09)

Diego Pastore (AM/FC) - Domegliara (FM09)

Michael Dixon (AM/FC) - Real Oviedo (FM09)

Asier Galindo (DC) - Real Oviedo (FM09)

Aleksander Radakovic (ST) - Fafe (FM09)

Javier (YP4) (DLC) - Real Oviedo (FM09)

Pedro Calzado (AMC) - SD Noja (FM10)

Ignacio Gallardo (ST) - Pisa (FM10)

Pieo Ezimendi (FC) - Montevarchi (FM10)

Marko Kresic (AM/FC) - SO Romorantin (FM10)

Daniel (AM/FC) - Hospitalet (FM10)

Ernesto Vazquez (MC) - Evora (FM10)

Francisco Javier Sanchez (DC) - Evora (FM10)

Pablo Almiron (AM/FC) - Evora (FM10)

Andrea Galliani (ST) - VfB Lubeck (FM10)

Patrick Wang (ST) - Anadia (FM10)

Gordon Hart (AMC) - Castillo (FM10)

Benjiman Orellana (GK) - Venezia (FM10)

Jerome Herbert (DR/MRL) - FC Libourne-Saint Seurin (FM10)

Marco Francesconi (ST) - Haro (FM11)

Manuel Navarro (ST) - Albion Rovers (FM11)

Gokay Kok (ST) - Hallescher (FM11)

Ousame Zongo (ST) - Mantova (FM11)

Allan Chibwe (ST) - Venezia (FM11)

Hugo De Luca (GK) - Oliveira do Bairro SC (FM11)

Lucas Roa (ST) - Holstein Kiel (FM12)

Iñaki Aguilera (ST/M/AMC) - Real Ávila (FM13)

Adrián Dasilva (MC/AMC) - Real Ávila (FM13)

Manuel Moral Muñoz (MC/DM/AMC) - Real Ávila (FM13)

Orazio Calabrò (ST/AMRLC) - Ragusa (FM14)

Sebastiano Borgese (MC/DM) - Ragusa (FM14)

Pietro Catalfamo (DC/DRL) - Ragusa (FM14)

So I need some superstar players from FM12, FM13 & FM14, if you have any ideas let me know.

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Full Version Saves

Scotland

Formartine (2015), Cove Rangers (2016), Nairn County (2017), Wick Academy (2019), Fraserburgh (2022), Deveronvale (2024), Buckie Thistle (2025), Gala Fairydean Rovers (2028), Civil Service (2029), Coldstream (2041)

Portugal

Before Resets - 2014, 2015, 2016

Teams Loaded:

(2014) 1 - Alverca, Ovarense, Maia Lidador, Marco 09, Campomaiorense, Sanjoanense, Oliveira Bairro, Leca, U.Lamas, Lusitania Azores, Infesta, Madalena, Marinhense, Penalva Castelo, Ribeira Brava, Odivelas, Machico, Pombal, Pontassolense.

(2014) 2 - Lousada, Alverca, Immortal

(2015) 1 - Portosantense, Aliados Lordelo, Real, Paredes, Juventude Evora, U.Micaelense, Estrela, Electrico, Sourense, Sousense, Camara Lobos, Peniche, Flaes, Maria da Fonte, Merelinense.

(2016) 1 - Lagoa, 1 Dezembro, Vilafranquense, Esposende, Oliveira Hospital

France (14.3)

Before Resets - 2014

Spain

Before Resets - 2014, 2015, 2016

2014/1 - Xerez, Marbella, Vecindario, Castellon, San Roque Lepe, Jerez, Terrassa, Orehuela, Puertollano, Cornella, Yeclano, Alfaro, Europa, Avila, Don Benito, Arandina, Diter Zafra, Estepona, Villa Santa Brigida.

Italy (14.3)

Before Resets - 2014, 2015, 2016

2014/1 - Novese, Piacenza, Triestina, Lucchese Libertas, Foligno, Giulianova, Isola Liri, Taranto, Vibonese

2014/2 - Folgore Caratese, Massese, Ancona

2014/3 - Arzachena, Asti

Germany

Before Resets - 2014, 2015, 2016

Russia (14.3)

Before Resets - 2014, 2015

2014/1 - Tyumen, Fakel, Khimki, Volgar, Chronomets

2014/2 - Sokol, Lada

2014/3 - Chita

2014/4 - Textile Ivanovo

2014/5 - Volga Uljanovsk, Smena KA

2014/6 - Amur-2010

2014/7 - KamAZ

2014/8 - Metallurg Lipetsk

2015/1 - Zenit-Izhevsk

2015/2 - Zveda Ryazan, Avangard Karsk

2015/3 - Mashuk

2015/4 - Tangarog, Sakhalin

2015/5 - Celyabinsk

2015/6 - Dagdizel

2015/7 - Astrakhan

2015/8 - SKVO Rostov

2015/9 - Irtysh, Torpedo Armavir

Before Reset Dates (BETA)

France - June 19th (Large + Top Div Europe & Based in FRA - CFA NOT Loaded)

Germany - June 19th (Large + Based in GER)

Italy - June 28th (Large + Top Div Europe & Based in ITA)

Russia - June 19th (Large + Top Div Europe & Based in RUS)

Spain - July 9th (Large + Top Div Europe & Based in ESP)

Turkey - June 19th (Large + Top Div Europe & Based in TUR)

The Logo Packs

I prefer the Metallic Pack, it seems to have more of our logos as well, but I have included a couple of others as well.

Metallic Mega Pack

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Just get the 2014 Complete if you haven't got it before, otherwise start from your latest update. (Latest Version = 14.11)

ESS Logos

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Shiny Logos

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The Kit Packs

Sortitoutsi is the best place to find these, and they run three styles, I have always found the Short sleeve version is the favourite, so here are the kits for our leagues, and you can add any others you like. (The individual download links may change, but check the main page) - If you prefer a different style, there are other styles, include long sleeve versions on the Sortitoutsi website. Hoping there are more Portuguese kits this year, were a bit short lately. I am going to try to compile the kits we are missing in the last week of November from my own archives (I have kits going back to 08/09 in my back-up drives), and will make this available for download somewhere (Possibly by PMing me)

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2014/15 Kits (As at 09/10/14)

France - Ligue 1

Germany -

Ireland - Premier, 1st Div

Italy - Serie A, Serie B

Portugal -

Russia - Premier, National

Scotland - Premiership,

Spain - La Liga, Liga Adelante, Segunda Division B (I)

Turkey -

2013/14 Kits

France - Ligue 2, National

Germany - Bundesliga, Bundesliga 2, Bundesliga 3, Oberliga (Nord/Nordost, Sudwest, West, Bayern)

Italy - Liga Pro Prima Divs, Liga Pro 2nd Divs, Serie D

Portugal - Liga Sagres,

Russia - Second Div (East, Centre, Ural-Volga, South, West), Third Div (Privolzhe, Nord-West, Chernozemie, )

Scotland - Championship, League 1, League 2

Spain - Segunda Division B (II, III, IV), Terceria Div (I, II, III, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII)

Turkey - Super Lig, 1. Lig, 2. Lig, 3. Lig

2012/13 Kits

France - CFA

Germany - Lower Divisions

Portugal - Segunda Div (North)

Russia - Third Div (Moscow, Golden Ring)

2011/12 Kits

Scotland - Highland League

Turkey - Lower Leagues

Expanded Regen Hair Packs

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These will give you a wider range of Regen haircuts, can add something more to your game if you like.

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Cut Out Face Megapacks

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These will give you faces for a HUGE number (143,000+) of current players, makes your game have a bit of extra flavour (Latest: v6.10)

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Right well it is 5:30am here, and my game is downloading. I start work at 8, so no chance of getting it going this morning :p

Hopefully everyone else can get in there and have a play, I'll probably start looking at playing tonight, but will try to holiday all the nations to the day before reset day at least once before I start my own game for a save game and to get the right dates :-)

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That was fast! Good luck to all who take on the challenge this year. I am going to play around with the beta and start a serious game once the real deal is out but I will hopefully get round tho this at some point :)

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I am going to come over here once I have given the DogeeD/Razer South American Challenge a real good go. I think. I think the South American one is a really good one that should have more participants.

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Good Luck over there Ashton, we look forward to seeing you here.

So Portugal has the new Division available :)

Also looking at my Portuguese Game Set-up: Europe Top Division Clubs, Portugal Nationality & Based in, Arg/Bra Based in, CHI/ECU/VEN/COL Nationality with Large Database gives me 74,000, likely to be what I run my game with :)

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Also if anyone wants to play on an older version and post in here, you are welcome as always.

International Management is allowed (But you cannot start with it), and a player limit is set at 100,000 Players loaded, in the only changes to the rules. (Will update info on the ticks and written stuff later)

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Got my game installed, off to holiday in Portugal, really looking forward to the whole promotion from the 3rd tier :D

Thanks, when you get to the Reset Date if you could let me know that would be great. :)

I will also be back in Portugal this season, at least for my first attempt => Could be in Italy later on.

I will update the Reset Dates as I get them, my picture will get updated when I get home.

Also if anyone has Save Game files they can upload for the day before reset anywhere that would be great too, just advise what database set-up you used (S/M/L => added players etc)

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Can't we manage Italy C2?

Italy C2 ceases to exist after the first season. End of first season there is a bunch of change.

Italy's divisions afterwards look like this:

Serie A

Serie B

Serie C - 3 groups (Playable = Lowest level for our challenge)

Serie D

After 1 season there will be 9 teams from Serie D in the Serie C, these are the teams for this challenge.

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Italy C2 ceases to exist after the first season. End of first season there is a bunch of change.

Italy's divisions afterwards look like this:

Serie A

Serie B

Serie C - 3 groups (Playable = Lowest level for our challenge)

Serie D

After 1 season there will be 9 teams from Serie D in the Serie C, these are the teams for this challenge.

So there is no active Serie D. :(

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Here's my club for the challenge, G.D. Lagoa.

Grupo Desportivo da Lagoa, commonly known as Lagoa, is a Portuguese football club from the municipality of Lagoa. The club was founded in 1971. The club currently plays at the Estádio Capitão Josino da Costa which holds a seating capacity of 1000. The club currently plays in the Portuguese Third Division after finishing eighth in the 2011–12 Terceira Divisão Série F.

Manager Information

Domestic Leagues History

Manager Profile

General Club Information

Club Profile

Current Squad

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great to see the thread off and running for the new game. I personally will be getting the game when it is released in two weeks. looking forward to getting going this year - really hoping to get a good game this time round. good luck to those starting already - I look forward to seeing your progress.

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FC Smena Komsomolsk-na-Amure

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FC Smena Komsomolsk-na-Amure (Russian: ФК «Смена» Комсомольск-на-Амуре) is a Russian football club from Komsomolsk-on-Amur, founded in 1935. In 2009, it played in the Russian Second Division. It played professionally in 1946, 1957–1970, 1978–1994 and from 2002 on. It reached the second-highest level (Soviet First League and Russian First Division) in 1957-1962 and 1992.

They play at the 16,000 Capacity Vanguard Stadium, Komsomolsk.

Komsomolsk-on-Amur (Russian: Комсомольск-на-Амуре, tr. Komsomolsk-na-Amure, IPA: [kəmsɐˈmolʲsk nə ɐˈmurʲə]) is a city in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia, located on the left bank of the Amur River in the Russian Far East. It is located on the Baikal-Amur Mainline, 356 kilometers (221 mi) northeast of Khabarovsk. Population: 263,906 (2010 Census); 281,035 (2002 Census); 315,325 (1989 Census).

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Our club is located under arrow B (i wanted FC Sakhalin A to get promoted but they didn't after a few hours so i went with FC Smena) closer to Tokyo than Moscow.

Manager: Profile|Info.

Club Background|Profile|Competition History

The Squad

A couple of good Youth Prospects to keep an eye on;

Alexandr Petrov YP0a: Profile|Report

Nikolay Antonov YP0b: Profile|Report

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My own game crashed on holiday, well not truly crashed, but I couldn't ALT+TAB back into the game so might as well have crashed.

Restarted in Portugal, going to have a play there tonight. Will also update some of the information in the starting posts.

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I can confirm Germany's reset date is still the 20th of June. However, it seems to be a problem with reserve teams of Bundesliga clubs being promoted rather than eligible clubs. I think this happened last year aswell? Oh, well.... Italy or Portugal then!

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Yeah last year the Bundesliga Reserve clubs had a reputation setting based on their senior clubs instead of B teams. Lots of reloads will get some, but it is very difficult as they get relegated and then promoted repeating years as relegation based on form which they don't get, but promotion based on reputation which they have.

Log the defect, as they want to know about it.

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So I have uploaded 9 Portuguese Games above with the teams that came up in each (All have players based in Portugal, Large Database & Top Division Players Europe = 46,000 players)

I have also selected my own team.

14 or 46k? It says two different things. And what does it mean that a club is in bold?

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Jono Newton's

FC Maia Lidador

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Campeonato Nacional de Seniores C

2014/15

A New Beginning

The Manager

Jono Newton, a 31 year old manager from Feilding, New Zealand has come to Portugal to pursue his career as a Football Manager, he has a dream of beating his ancient rival Porto, and getting a Champions League to his name.

Profile - Personal - Nationalities

The Club

FC Maia Lidador were a new club formed in 2009 out of the ashes of FC Maia, the old club went bankrupt and this team stepped up. The club is looking to bring a new future to their city Maia, it is a city to the north of Porto, they were looking for a manager looking to overcome Porto and build on a very short history. They play their games at Estádio Professor Doutor Vieira de Carvalho, a 15,000 seat stadium. The closest they have previously got was a 4-5 loss to Porto in the Portuguese Cup, that's something we'll look to better.

Information - Overview - League History - Squad

The Stadium

Estádio Professor Doutor Vieira de Carvalho is a 15,000 seat stadium with an athletics track around the outside. A lot bigger than my normal ones.

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