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Just to check - is it the AFC Asian Cup or the East Asian Cup I need to win? Just won the first one with South Korea, but not sure if I need to stay on for the East Asian Cup or not?

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1 hour ago, Steve Cobble said:

Just to check - is it the AFC Asian Cup or the East Asian Cup I need to win? Just won the first one with South Korea, but not sure if I need to stay on for the East Asian Cup or not?

No, you don't need the East Asian Cup.

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Season Update

Boca Juniors 2038-2039

After winning La Liga and Copa America with Real Madrid and Brazil last year, I only have Bundesliga left of the compulsory leagues. With Bayern and Dortmund both occupied by other managers I left for Argentina and Boca Juniors. Boca had finished second behind River Plate last year and the job opened up.

We had a really good year, with a really good team. But we lacked a few players in key positions, and I started the job just as the season started. We struggled a bit in the beginning, but after some adjustments we really hit our form and never looked back. We ran away with the league and we also won the Copa Libertadores, beating Colo-Colo 5-0 in the final. 

The Legue Cup in Argentina is played over the summer, and unfortunately Boca was already knocked out when I took over.

 

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Season  | Club              | Nation             | League | Cup                         | Continental 	  	 | Notes
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2018    | Asker             | Norway             | 1st    | 3rd Round                   | None      	 	 
2019    | Asker             | Norway             | 2nd    | 3rd Round                   | None      	 	 
2021    | Haugesund         | Norway             | 1st    | Winners                     | Group Stage EL
2022    | Angers SCO        | France             | 4th    | None                        | None
2023    | Angers SCO        | France             | 1st    | Winners Coupe de la Ligue   | Qtr CL
2024    | Arsenal           | England            | 1st    | FA Cup runner-up            | Won Europa League              
2025    | Arsenal           | England            | 1st    | League Cup winners          | Won CL
2026    | Arsenal           | England            | 1st    | League Cup winners          | Won Club World Cup
2027    | Juventus          | Italy              | 1st    | Coppa Italia winners        | Won Europa League
2028    | Real Madrid       | Spain              | 1st    |                             | Won CL/CWC
2029    | Boca Juniors      | Argentina          | 1st    |                             | Won CL

INTERNATIONAL
Season  | Nation            | Titles           
------------------------------------------------
2024    | France            | 1st Euro 2024
2025    | France            | 1st Confederations Cup 
2026    | France            | 1st World Cup 
2027    | Brazil            | 1st Copa America
        

CHALLENGE PROGRESS

Club

6/10  Top Domestic Leagues
4/10  Top Domestic Cups
2/5   Continentals Cups
1/1   Club World Cup

International

2/5   Continental Tournaments
2/2   World Tournaments


TROPHY LIST (only trophies that count towards the challenge, trophies won twice are not listed)

Norwegian Premier Division (Norway)
Norwegian Cup (Norway)
Ligue 1 (France)
Coupe de la Ligue (France)
Premier League (England)
Euro 2024 (France)
League Cup (England)
UEFA Champions League
Confederations Cup
World Cup
Club World Cup
Serie A
Coppa Italia
La Liga
Copa America
Primera Division de Argentina
Copa Libertadores

 

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10 hours ago, Steve Cobble said:

Struggling to get a new job because I've resigned from too many jobs 🤦🏻‍♂️

Have you quit the international job?

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Been a couple months since I last played FM as got a bit bored but I fell over recently and managed to damage my ankle so am on rest duty for a bit and started to play FM again and refound my big for it. Thankfully I kept this save and loaded back up to have a play around and I'm back! 

When I left I was manager of Lyon having just won the league. Midway through the following season a new opportunity arose that I couldn't say no to and I became the new manager of Flamengo.

Before I could take over though I had the 2031 Asian Cup with South Korea

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Group Stages

Uzbekistan 0-2 South Korea - a comfortable start for us with the goals coming from a CB and our LB, not the most likely of sources
South Korea 2-0 Vietnam - another nice win for us with our striker getting in on the act with both goals
Indonesia 0-5 South Korea - massive win for a rotated side saw us easily win the group

2nd round

UAE 1-1p South Korea - a real struggle, lots of chances but most from long range while they scored their only shot, we won 3-1 on pens but this should have been an easy passage through

1/4 finals

South Korea 4-0 Syria - this was more like it, I lost my 2 wide men to suspension here but their replacements came in with Ahn on the right scoring 2 and Lee on the left assisting 2 so they played themselves into the team here for the semi final

Semi finals

Australia 2-5 South Korea - this should have been the final, the 2 best sides in the comp but we blew them away with 4 goals in the opening 28 minutes making the 2nd half a formality. Ahn scored 3 from the right making me look stupid for not playing him from the start of the tournament 

Final

South Korea 1-0 China - this was closer than I;d have liked, a first half goal from Ahn (what a clutch player he was - 6 goals in 3 knockout games) saw us through, was also fun coming up against several players in the China squad that I gave debuts too back in my Guangzhou days

I resigned after the tournament to focus on Flamengo/wait for another international job, though I'm pleased to knock another trophy off the list

Career Progress

Season	 Team			Country		League		Position	Notes
2018/19 Tshakhuma		South Africa	1st Division	3rd 		Lost in playoffs
2019/20 Tshakhuma		South Africa	1st Division	1st 		Promoted as champions
2020/21 Tshakhuma		South Africa	Premier League	4th 		Cup runners up
2021/22 Tshakhuma		South Africa 	Premier League  4th 		Cup winners, left on 11/3/22
2021/22 Orlando Pirates 	South Africa	Premier League  2nd 		took over in 5th on 11/3/22
2022/23 Orlando Pirates		South Africa	Premier League  1st 		League & Champions League winners
2023	Guangzhou Evergrande	China		CSL		1st 		Took over with 13 games to go. Won league
2024	Guangzhou Evergrande	China		CSL		1st 		Won league, cup and champions league
2025	LAFC			USA		MLS		1st 		Won supporters shield and MLS Cup
2026	LAFC			USA		MLS		8th 		won champions league and cup
2026/27  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	5th 		Took over in 5th with 8 games to go
2027/28  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	2nd 
2028/29  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	1st 		League and cup double	
2029/30  Lyon			FRA		Ligue One	1st 		League Cup and French Cup winners
2030/31  Lyon			FRA		Ligue One	1st 		Left in first place on 10/1/31

International
2021/22		Ivory Coast	World Cup qualifying, Nations Championship 3rd place
2022/23  	Ivory Coast 	AFCON winners
2024		Wales		Qualified for Euro’s
2028/29		France		Won Nations league group
2030		France		3rd place in world cup
2030/31		South Korea	Won Asian Cup 

Challenge Progress

Club
5/10 top domestic leagues (2023 South Africa – Orlando Pirates, 2023 China – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2025 USA – LAFC, 2028 Germany – Borussia Dortmund, 2030 France - Lyon)
5/10 domestic cups (2021 Telkom Cup – Tshakuma, 2024 Chinese Cup – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2026 US Open Cup – LAFC, 2028 Germany – Borussia Dortmund, 2030 French Cup - Lyon)
3/5 club continental championships (2023 African Champions League – Orlando Pirates, 2024 Asian Champions League – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2026 North American Champions League - LAFC)
0/1 club world championship

International
2/5 continental tournaments (2023 AFCON – Ivory Coast), (2031 Asian Cup – South Korea)
0/2 world tournaments ()

 

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Season 2031 Flamengo

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State Championship - Started slowly here as team got used to my tactics and I figured out my best side, most sides were cannon fodder and we won it with ease as expected

League - this was a proper battle, us and Palmeiras pulled away and were neck and neck all season, they stumbled with 5 games to go but we lost our 2nd last game (both of us lost away to Internacional) meant we had to win the last game to secure the title. We ran out comfortable winners to win the league at first attempt

Cup - A comfortable run and win here, only issue was the fixture congestion, we played at least once (often twice) in every midweek from June to October because of our run here (in fact we ended up play 77 games this season)

Copa Libertadores - Another comfortable run here aside from the first leg of the semi final (why is Internacional away such a bogey ground for me?) and the final was a tough game with us going down to 10 men on HT with the score 1-1 but some great counter attacking won us our 4th title of the year

Club World Cup - Didn't expect much here but with Real Madrid losing their semi final it opened up for us and was a very comfortable title

Career Progress

Season	 Team			Country		League		Position	Notes
2018/19  Tshakhuma		South Africa	1st Division	3rd 		Lost in playoffs
2019/20  Tshakhuma		South Africa	1st Division	1st 		Promoted as champions
2020/21  Tshakhuma		South Africa	Premier League	4th 		Cup runners up
2021/22  Tshakhuma		South Africa 	Premier League  4th 		Cup winners, left on 11/3/22
2021/22  Orlando Pirates 	South Africa	Premier League  2nd 		took over in 5th on 11/3/22
2022/23  Orlando Pirates	South Africa	Premier League  1st 		League & Champions League winners
2023	 Guangzhou Evergrande	China		CSL		1st 		Took over with 13 games to go. Won league
2024	 Guangzhou Evergrande	China		CSL		1st 		Won league, cup and champions league
2025	 LAFC			USA		MLS		1st 		Won supporters shield and MLS Cup
2026	 LAFC			USA		MLS		8th 		won champions league and cup
2026/27  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	5th 		Took over in 5th with 8 games to go
2027/28  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	2nd 
2028/29  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	1st 		League and cup double	
2029/30  Lyon			FRA		Ligue One	1st 		League Cup and French Cup winners
2030/31  Lyon			FRA		Ligue One	1st 		Left in first place on 10/1/31
2031	 Flamengo		Bra		Serie A		1st 		Won league, Cup, Copa Lib and CWC
International
2021/22		Ivory Coast	World Cup qualifying, Nations Championship 3rd place
2022/23  	Ivory Coast 	AFCON winners
2024		Wales		Qualified for Euro’s
2028/29		France		Won Nations league group
2030		France		3rd place in world cup
2030/31		South Korea	Won Asian Cup 
2031		Mexico	

Challenge Progress

Club
6/10 top domestic leagues (2023 South Africa – Orlando Pirates, 2023 China – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2025 USA – LAFC, 2028 Germany – Borussia Dortmund, 2030 France - Lyon), (2031 Brazil – Flamengo)
6/10 domestic cups (2021 Telkom Cup – Tshakuma, 2024 Chinese Cup – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2026 US Open Cup – LAFC, 2028 Germany – Borussia Dortmund, 2030 French Cup - Lyon), (2031 Brazil – Flamengo)
4/5 club continental championships (2023 African Champions League – Orlando Pirates, 2024 Asian Champions League – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2026 North American Champions League - LAFC), (2031 Copa Libertadores – Flamengo)
1/1 club world championship (2031 – Flamengo)

International
2/5 continental tournaments (2023 AFCON – Ivory Coast), (2031 Asian Cup – South Korea)
0/2 world tournaments ()

What's next?

I have a year left on my deal but there's nothing to left to win here so will be looking to move back to Europe. Also got the Mexico job so may resign from Flamengo and just do Mexico till a good job turns up

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Season 2031/32

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League - Took over with 15 games to go and the side sitting in 9th place, we only lost 2 games but also only won 6 (and only faced 3 sides that finished above us) so there's a lot of work to do here. We were already out of the cup and had fallen into the Europa League after being in the Champions League.

Europa League - a good run to the final here as bigger and better sides fell away while we got through and this quickly became our best route into the Champions League and it proved so with us beating fellow Italian side Sassuolo in the final

Career Progress

Season	 Team			Country		League		Position	Notes
2018/19  Tshakhuma		South Africa	1st Division	3rd 		Lost in playoffs
2019/20  Tshakhuma		South Africa	1st Division	1st 		Promoted as champions
2020/21  Tshakhuma		South Africa	Premier League	4th 		Cup runners up
2021/22  Tshakhuma		South Africa 	Premier League  4th 		Cup winners, left on 11/3/22
2021/22  Orlando Pirates 	South Africa	Premier League  2nd 		took over in 5th on 11/3/22
2022/23  Orlando Pirates	South Africa	Premier League  1st 		League & Champions League winners
2023	 Guangzhou Evergrande	China		CSL		1st 		Took over with 13 games to go. Won league
2024	 Guangzhou Evergrande	China		CSL		1st 		Won league, cup and champions league
2025	 LAFC			USA		MLS		1st 		Won supporters shield and MLS Cup
2026	 LAFC			USA		MLS		8th 		won champions league and cup
2026/27  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	5th 		Took over in 5th with 8 games to go
2027/28  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	2nd 
2028/29  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	1st 		League and cup double	
2029/30  Lyon			FRA		Ligue One	1st 		League Cup and French Cup winners
2030/31  Lyon			FRA		Ligue One	1st 		Left in first place on 10/1/31
2031	 Flamengo		Bra		Serie A		1st 		Won league, Cup, Copa Lib and CWC
2031/32  AC Milan		Ita		Serie A		6th 		Took over on 13/02/32

International 

2021/22		Ivory Coast	World Cup qualifying, Nations Championship 3rd place
2022/23  	Ivory Coast 	AFCON winners
2024		Wales		Qualified for Euro’s
2028/29		France		Won Nations league group
2030		France		3rd place in world cup
2030/31		South Korea	Won Asian Cup 
2031		Mexico		Won North American Nations League

Challenge Progress

Club
6/10 top domestic leagues (2023 South Africa – Orlando Pirates, 2023 China – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2025 USA – LAFC, 2028 Germany – Borussia Dortmund, 2030 France - Lyon), 2031 Brazil – Flamengo)
6/10 domestic cups (2021 Telkom Cup – Tshakuma, 2024 Chinese Cup – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2026 US Open Cup – LAFC, 2028 Germany – Borussia Dortmund, 2030 French Cup - Lyon), 2031 Brazil – Flamengo)
4/5 club continental championships (2023 African Champions League – Orlando Pirates, 2024 Asian Champions League – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2026 North American Champions League - LAFC), 2031 Copa Libertadores – Flamengo)
1/1 club world championship (2031 – Flamengo)

International
2/5 continental tournaments (2023 AFCON – Ivory Coast), (2031 Asian Cup – South Korea)
0/2 world tournaments ()

What Next - the side is old but has some very promising looking young players coming through, sadly they were all loaned out before I took over so I was stuck with the older players, need to recruit players that suit my style but a 30 point gap to Juventus is going to be tough, the added wrinkle is looks like there could be a couple of Premier League jobs coming up as well as maybe Barcelona, issue is I promised not to apply for any jobs and there is still time to run on those, if the right job pops up I may take the risk and come back to Italy at a latter date.

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Season 2032/33

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League - we closed the gap on Juventus but still fell well short, we actually did well against them (2-1 win at home and 1-1 draw away) but we just failed to beat some of the lesser teams, especially away from home, still though going from 30 points behind Juventus to 9 (with them getting 3 more points this year vs last) is progress.

Cup - Really annoyed to go out at the 1/4 final stage. We just never got going and paid the price

Champions League - a great run really, finishing 2nd on a group with Barcelona and Liverpool was encouraging, winning the home leg of the knockout gave me cause for hope but they were better than us in the 2nd game and we got knocked out

Overall a decent season (my first for years with not trophy) but still lots of room to grow, I'm slowly (too slow for my liking) bringing the average age of the squad down and bringing in younger players and that will continue over the summer but before next season I have a trip to the USA with Mexico for the...

2033 Gold Cup

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Group Stage

Mexico 2-0 Jamaica - a good solid start from us in what on paper was our toughest game of the group stage
Martinique 0-3 Mexico - another breeze for us, 2 early goals and an injury time winner sent us through with a game to spare
Curacao 0-1 Mexico - we changed the entire starting 11 and it showed as we struggled to break them down, the winner coming in the 80th minute 

1/4 Final

Trinidad & Tobago 0-2 Mexico - tougher than it should have been, we hit the woodwork 3 times as we tried to breakthrough, 2 late goals saw us through though 

Semi Final

El Salvador 0-2 - as injury and fatigue started to affect us I rotated half the team but we never looked in trouble, 2 goals before half time meant I could rest some more players after the break with the final just 3 days later

Final

USA 0-1 Mexico - beating the hosts in the final (first time in 10 years they had made the final) with an early goal, from there we hung back and tried to pick them off on the counter, we never got the 2nd but it didn't matter as we were never troubled and ended up as Gold Cup winners

Career Progress

2018/19  Tshakhuma		South Africa	1st Division	3rd 		Lost in playoffs
2019/20  Tshakhuma		South Africa	1st Division	1st 		Promoted as champions
2020/21  Tshakhuma		South Africa	Premier League	4th 		Cup runners up
2021/22  Tshakhuma		South Africa 	Premier League  4th 		Cup winners, left on 11/3/22
2021/22  Orlando Pirates 	South Africa	Premier League  2nd 		took over in 5th on 11/3/22
2022/23  Orlando Pirates	South Africa	Premier League  1st 		League & Champions League winners
2023	 Guangzhou Evergrande	China		CSL		1st 		Took over with 13 games to go. Won league
2024	 Guangzhou Evergrande	China		CSL		1st 		Won league, cup and champions league
2025	 LAFC			USA		MLS		1st 		Won supporters shield and MLS Cup
2026	 LAFC			USA		MLS		8th 		won champions league and cup
2026/27  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	5th 		Took over in 5th with 8 games to go
2027/28  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	2nd 
2028/29  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	1st 		League and cup double	
2029/30  Lyon			FRA		Ligue One	1st 		League Cup and French Cup winners
2030/31  Lyon			FRA		Ligue One	1st 		Left in first place on 10/1/31
2031	 Flamengo		Bra		Serie A		1st 		Won league, Cup, Copa Lib and CWC
2031/32  AC Milan		Ita		Serie A		6th 		Took over on 13/02/32
2032/33  AC Milan		Ita		Serie A		2nd 		
2021/22		Ivory Coast	World Cup qualifying, Nations Championship 3rd place
2022/23  	Ivory Coast 	AFCON winners
2024		Wales		Qualified for Euro’s
2028/29		France		Won Nations league group
2030		France		3rd place in world cup
2030/31		South Korea	Won Asian Cup 
2031		Mexico		Won North American Nations League	
2033 		Mexico		Won Gold Cup

Challenge Progress

Club
6/10 top domestic leagues (2023 South Africa – Orlando Pirates, 2023 China – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2025 USA – LAFC, 2028 Germany – Borussia Dortmund, 2030 France - Lyon), (2031 Brazil – Flamengo)
6/10 domestic cups (2021 Telkom Cup – Tshakuma, 2024 Chinese Cup – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2026 US Open Cup – LAFC, 2028 Germany – Borussia Dortmund, 2030 French Cup - Lyon), (2031 Brazil – Flamengo)
4/5 club continental championships (2023 African Champions League – Orlando Pirates, 2024 Asian Champions League – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2026 North American Champions League - LAFC), (2031 Copa Libertadores – Flamengo)
1/1 club world championship (2031 – Flamengo)

International
3/5 continental tournaments (2023 AFCON – Ivory Coast), (2031 Asian Cup – South Korea), (2033 Gold Cup – Mexico)
0/2 world tournaments ()

What's Next?

During the season I turned down the chance to take over Liverpool as felt I could win the league with Milan, we then fell apart a bit and finished 9 points off so maybe I was wrong. During the summer the Man United job came up and I did apply but didn't even get an interview which was annoying so now I want to take over City in England :D 
As a result I've got a year left on my deal here in Italy so hoping I can win the league here then move on next summer.

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2015 Season:

Took over midway through the season when the club were in 9th place and finished in the same position after these results. Had taken over the club after the club had been eliminated out of both cups.

2016 Season:

A slight improvement for this season as we finished in 8th place having made a number of signings that were mostly cover rather than first team quality and crashed out of both cups fairly early.

2017 Season:

Having made a number of signings (probably far too many considering a number were sent on language courses to learn Icelandic), we finished top of the second tier having won the league with a couple of games to play. Also made the Icelandic cup final where we lost 1-0 to Stjarnan and the quarter-finals of the Icelandic Upper Cup.

 

Since ending that season, we received the news that the club would also be moving into a new stadium in a couple of years time.

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Season 2033/34 AC Milan

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League - tougher battle than it looks on paper, we lost our 5th game of the season and then went unbeaten for the rest. Juventus were just as good for the most part, in fact we won every game for 3 straight months in October, November and December and were still 2nd. Came down to our home game with Juventus with 7 games left, we won and they fell apart losing 3 and drawing 1 of their next 5 to hand us the league.

Champions League - another tough group (last year had Liverpool & and Barcelona, this year Arsenal and Real) but we actually won the group setting up an game with Valencia, we didn't turn up away from home and the 1-0 home win wasn't enough, I continue to struggle in this comp.

Coppa Italia - Juventus in the 1/4 finals was tough but that aside was an easy walk to a double

TransfersI don't often show these because this far in the game no one will know who anyone is but this was a great window for us, 5 of the signings were for the future of the club but the main one was Falcao. He was key for us this season and I spent the summer trying to get him and finally got him on transfer deadline day

Career Progress

Season	 Team			Country		League		Position	Notes
2018/19  Tshakhuma		South Africa	1st Division	3rd 		Lost in playoffs
2019/20  Tshakhuma		South Africa	1st Division	1st 		Promoted as champions
2020/21  Tshakhuma		South Africa	Premier League	4th 		Cup runners up
2021/22  Tshakhuma		South Africa 	Premier League  4th 		Cup winners, left on 11/3/22
2021/22  Orlando Pirates 	South Africa	Premier League  2nd 		took over in 5th on 11/3/22
2022/23  Orlando Pirates	South Africa	Premier League  1st 		League & Champions League winners
2023	 Guangzhou Evergrande	China		CSL		1st 		Took over with 13 games to go. Won league
2024	 Guangzhou Evergrande	China		CSL		1st 		Won league, cup and champions league
2025	 LAFC			USA		MLS		1st 		Won supporters shield and MLS Cup
2026	 LAFC			USA		MLS		8th 		won champions league and cup
2026/27  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	5th 		Took over in 5th with 8 games to go
2027/28  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	2nd 
2028/29  Borussia Dortmund	GER		Bundesliga	1st 		League and cup double	
2029/30  Lyon			FRA		Ligue One	1st 		League Cup and French Cup winners
2030/31  Lyon			FRA		Ligue One	1st 		Left in first place on 10/1/31
2031	 Flamengo		Bra		Serie A		1st 		Won league, Cup, Copa Lib and CWC
2031/32  AC Milan		Ita		Serie A		6th 		Took over on 13/02/32
2032/33  AC Milan		Ita		Serie A		2nd 
2033/34  AC Milan		Ita		Serie A		1st 		League and cup double	
International
2021/22		Ivory Coast	World Cup qualifying, Nations Championship 3rd place
2022/23  	Ivory Coast 	AFCON winners
2024		Wales		Qualified for Euro’s
2028/29		France		Won Nations league group
2030		France		3rd place in world cup
2030/31		South Korea	Won Asian Cup 
2031		Mexico		Won North American Nations League	
2033 		Mexico		Won Gold Cup

Challenge Progress

Club
7/10 top domestic leagues (2023 South Africa – Orlando Pirates, 2023 China – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2025 USA – LAFC, 2028 Germany – Borussia Dortmund, 2030 France - Lyon), (2031 Brazil – Flamengo), (2034 Italy – AC Milan)
7/10 domestic cups (2021 Telkom Cup – Tshakuma, 2024 Chinese Cup – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2026 US Open Cup – LAFC, 2028 Germany – Borussia Dortmund, 2030 French Cup - Lyon), (2031 Brazil – Flamengo), (2034 Italy – AC Milan)
4/5 club continental championships (2023 African Champions League – Orlando Pirates, 2024 Asian Champions League – Guangzhou Evergrande, 2026 North American Champions League - LAFC), (2031 Copa Libertadores – Flamengo)
1/1 club world championship (2031 – Flamengo)

International
3/5 continental tournaments (2023 AFCON – Ivory Coast), (2031 Asian Cup – South Korea), (2033 Gold Cup – Mexico)
0/2 world tournaments ()

What's next?

Well Milan contract is up this summer so will be off, lot's of top prem jobs are open (Liverpool, United and City) so have applied for all 3 (City wouldn't even interview me even with my manager rep at 90%?!) so we'll see. Also a world cup year so should be some international jobs free soon

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It's been a busy 3 seasons since my last update, as I took over Wolves after Xmas in 14th and guided them to 7th place; the Premiership has in recent years been turned on its head with Leicester taken over by a tycoon and battling for honours each year across the board, and Wolves had recently been taken over by a tycoon too so Is aw this as a great project to get my teeth into, after spending some seasons jumping between jobs.

My first full season went magnificently, as my new Brazilian striker tore apart the league in his first full season with 28 goals, and we won the league deservedly! We lost in the Europa League final, and the semi-final of the FA Cup, but I wasn't worried as I planned on defending my crown and adding the FA Cup alongside a Champions League challenge...

Unfortunately, things didn't quite go to plan, and I finished the season in 6th (a point off 4th) and having to go to a board meeting to save my job! We just couldn't get nay kind of form going, and Zico, the aforementioned Brazilian striker, only had 11 goals by the end of the season. This signalled a summer of change required, and I'm rebuilding my squad to make an assault across the board on all trophies, and then hopefully the Champions League - I'm really enjoying being at a club longer term again after 7 seasons of a new club each summer.

With the USA (waiting for the Gold Cup at the end of this coming season), I lost in the final of the Nations League, and got knocked out of the World Cup in the Qtr Final by England.

23/33, with 10 cups left to go....

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On 29/10/2015 at 01:09, vikeologist said:
The Ultimate Football Manager Challenge


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The History:
This challenge was created for FM15 by
 
The Rules:
 
The 33 Competitions you must win to win the challenge
 
10 Leagues
 
La Liga (Spain)
 
Premier League (England)
 
Bundesliga (Germany)
 
Ligue 1 (France)
 
Serie A (Italy)
 
AND 5 OTHER TOP LEAGUES.
 
5 Champions Leagues
 
Champions League (Europe)
 
Champions League (Asia)
 
Copa Libertadores (South America)
 
NACL (North American Champions League)
 
ACL (Africa Champions League)
 
7 International Tournaments
 
UEFA Euros (Europe)
 
AFC (Asian Cup Of Nations)
 
Copa America (South America)
 
Gold Cup (North America)
 
ACON (African Cup Of Nations)
<Not the African Championship of Nations - CHAN>
 
FIFA World Cup
 
Confederations Cup
 
11 Others
 
Domestic Cups from 10 separate nations required (where top level teams can enter)
 
FIFA Club World Cup
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Your manager must be 20 years old at the start of the game,
(or 19 if that happens because you want to use your real birthday)
 
Start Unemployed (and continue unemployed as long as you like).
 
Sunday League Reputation
 
No Coaching Badges (at the start. You can and should obtain them along the way).
 
Starting attributes can be allocated as you wish.
 
No additional languages beyond those generated by your nationality(ies)
 
Any nationality (it doesn't have to be your genuine nationality)
 
Second nationality only if you genuinely have a genuine second nationality and you have used your real primary nationality
 
No disabling attribute masking in the full version of the game
 
No use of in-game editor for anything other than cosmetic changes (e.g. team strips).
 
All other advanced options (e.g. adding players to playable teams) are allowed. (See advice below in post 3)
 
Any version of FM from Football Manager 2015 onwards is allowed, (Classic, Full Fat, Touch, Mobile) but note the instructions for Touch below
 
You can start with any number of nations loaded, any database size, any start date
 
You cannot use any customised databases, for instance to add playable nations or divisions
 
Finally - Don't reload matches. We're pretty laid back about your playing the game however floats your boat, but the whole point of this challenge is that you might fail, in either big or small ways. 
 
FM Touch Instructions
 
To do this challenge on Touch (FM18) you will need to unlock national management before you start this game. You can do this either by having unlocked it in a previous save and then restarting, or by purchasing it. If you don't do this, you will never be able to manage an international team, which would make the challenge impossible.
 
You could also unlock / purchase the attribute masking before starting, but this is discretionary.
 
All other unlockables in FM18 Touch are
strictly banned
so if you have unlocked any, please ensure that they are not activated at the start of the game.
 
I think you need to remove league and nation restrictions at the start of the game so that you can add and remove leagues throughout the game.
 
 

Shortly, `win all`

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pmmgjLM5ppoBHVAzqj

Onto the 2018 season where it was our first season in the top flight and the Icelandic Liverpool (having not won it since 1990) only did it at the first attempt, earning me the Manager of the Year trophy in the process. Here are the results that made it possible.

It wasn't the only trophy that we won as we also picked up the Upper League Cup which is played before the league season starts so I'm not sure on whether to count it or not (think I should seeing as the minutes played are counted as competitive minutes in the minutes total). Despite this, I've signed a new 12-month extension to my deal ahead of my first shot at Champions League football but might stay on for the rest of the season depending on how we do in the Icelandic Cup.

I've also took over the Nigerian job, where we qualified for the ACoN easily but were poor as we went out in the group stage (although we had both Cameroon and Tunisia in our group). Like the Fram job, I have remained manager there for now.

 

Club:
1/10 top domestic leagues (2018 Iceland)
1/10 domestic cups (2018 Iceland Upper League Cup)
0/5 club continental championships
0/1 club world championship

International:
0/5 continental tournaments
0/2 world tournaments

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14 hours ago, ssestig said:

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Onto the 2018 season where it was our first season in the top flight and the Icelandic Liverpool (having not won it since 1990) only did it at the first attempt, earning me the Manager of the Year trophy in the process. Here are the results that made it possible.

It wasn't the only trophy that we won as we also picked up the Upper League Cup which is played before the league season starts so I'm not sure on whether to count it or not (think I should seeing as the minutes played are counted as competitive minutes in the minutes total). Despite this, I've signed a new 12-month extension to my deal ahead of my first shot at Champions League football but might stay on for the rest of the season depending on how we do in the Icelandic Cup.

I've also took over the Nigerian job, where we qualified for the ACoN easily but were poor as we went out in the group stage (although we had both Cameroon and Tunisia in our group). Like the Fram job, I have remained manager there for now.

 


Club:
1/10 top domestic leagues (2018 Iceland)
1/10 domestic cups (2018 Iceland Upper League Cup)
0/5 club continental championships
0/1 club world championship

International:
0/5 continental tournaments
0/2 world tournaments

I think this cup would indeed count. It has all the top division sides in it, doesn't it? That's the rule, (apart from the nations that are an exception to this as detailed at the start of the thread).

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Cup has all clubs in the top 2 divisions.

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England
World Cup 2030

Sorry been a while since I have posted - anyway here is the update for the 2030 World Cup

Group Stages - Fixtures - Tree

First was a straightforward group containing Australia and Senegal, which we won comfortably (very comfortably for Senegal!)

Next up was Morocco in the first knockout stage - this surprisingly lead to penalties which we did win on thankfully.

Ghana were beat 2-0 in the next knockout stage, then it became harder with France in the quarters however we ran out 3-0 winners.

It took an extra time penalty from Marcus Rashford to sneak past Colombia in the semi-finals.

So we faced hosts Italy in the final...and blew it...losing 3-1.  I resigned after as I didn't think we'd be able to go any further.

Not long afterwards I got another international job - this time with Brazil.  No competitive fixtures until the 2032 Copa America but I can see the quality is considerably higher than that from England.

 

 

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2042/43 –Paris Saint-Germain

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Manager Profile – Fixtures 1 – Fixtures 2 – Fixtures 3
Competitions – Player Stats – Transfers

Finally had time to get through a new season, and after leaving the post at Man. City I was hired at PSG. In other words, I'm back in France to get the league, which I couldn't get while I was at Bordeaux. I've seen better years at Man.City than I got from this year, but I wouldn't complain on the outcome.

Ligue 1 ConforamaThe primary goal this season was winning the league to finish off France football from the challenge. A relatively close run in the league with Toulouse, which followed us almost all the way, but in the end we won it by 5 points. Could've easily lost it in the end if Toulouse also didn't fell apart the last few games.
French Cup: Short run, knocked out in the 10th round against OCG Nice.
Coupe de la Ligue: Knocked out in quarter finals against AS Monaco. Not able to win the trophy I won with Bordeaux a few seasons ago.
Champions League: Crazy tough group, going up against Dortmund, Sevilla and Anderlecht. Stumbled through on 2nd place, after starting with a record of 1-0-2 from the first 3 games. Barely took down Inter and Everton on the way to the semi-finals, before we took down Bayern in the semis. Chelsea waited in the final, which we lost 2-3 after extra time. 
Club World Championship: Won for second time, no problems winning it when we were qualified.
European Super Cup: Beat Liverpool 3-2 after giving the lead away twice in the game. Good first match in the new club for me.

Ligue 1 is now part of my trophy cabinet, and I have resigned my post. Going back to Germany next, hoping to win the German Bundesliga with Bayern Munich. Also in the midst of euro qualification with Spain now, finishing 4th in this years nations league.

 

CLUB MANAGEMENT
Season    Team                     League                        Position   Domestic Cups            Continental Cup   Notes
2017/18   Hong Kong Rangers        Hong Kong Premier League      6th        1st/1st/2nd/Qtr. final   N/A               National C-license, 2 domestic cups
2018      Geylang International    Singaporean League            6th        1st/3rd                  N/A               Took over 7th with 8 games to go, 1 domestic cup
2019      Geylang International    Singaporean League            1st        1st/2nd                  N/A               National B-license, 1 domestic cup
2020      N/A                      N/A                           N/A        N/A                      N/A               Unemployed
2021      N/A                      N/A                           N/A        N/A                      N/A               No club job
2022      Shijiazhuang Yongchang   Chinese Super League          10th       3rd round                N/A               Continental C-license, expected last in league, 3rd best in 2nd half of the season
2023      Shijiazhuang Yongchang   Chinese Super League          3rd        4th round                N/A               Continental B-license, expected last in league, qualified for ACL
2024	  Shijiazhuang Yongchang   Chinese Super League          3rd        4th round                Qtr. Final        Continental A-license, qualified for ACL
2025      Shijiazhuang Yongchang   Chinese Super League          2nd        2nd                      1st               4th in CWC, won Chinese Super League Fair Play award
2026      Bahia                    Brazilian National 1st div.   N/A        5th round                N/A               Won the Bahia State, sacked after 4 league games
2027      SC Internacional         Brazilian National 1st div.   15th       N/A                      N/A               Took over in 19th, barely avoided relegation
2028      SC Internacional         Brazilian National 1st div.   11th       Qtr. final               N/A               Top half finish, 3rd round of Copa Sudamericana
2029      SC Internacional         Brazilian National 1st div.   2nd        4th round                N/A               Semi final of Copa Sudamericana, Qualified for Copa Libertadores
2030      SC Internacional         Brazilian National 1st div.   2nd        5th round                1st               3rd in CWC
2031      New York City FC         Major League Soccer           N/A        N/A                      Qtr. Final        Resigned in March, 0 pts  in 3 league games. Things just did not work
2031/32   Girondins de Bordeaux    Ligue 1 Conforama             10th       1st/10th round           N/A               Knocked out of group stage of and qualified for next seasons Europa League
2032/33   FC Internazionale        Serie A                       1st        1st round                N/A               Italian league!
2033/34   FC Internazionale        Serie A                       2nd        1st                      Group stage       Italian cup! Qtr final of Europa League
2034/35   N/A                      N/A                           N/A        N/A                      N/A               No club job
2035/36   FC Schalke 04            Bundesliga                    12th       Semi final               N/A               Took over 11th after 21 games
2036/37   FC Schalke 04            Bundesliga                    6th        3rd round                N/A               Qualified for Europa League
2037/38   Manchester City          English Premier League        6th        1st                      N/A               Left Schalke halfway through, took over in March, FA Cup and Europa League qualification
2038/39   Manchester City          English Premier League        4th        5th round/Qtr. final     N/A               CL qualification, Qtr. final of Europa League
2039/40   Manchester City          English Premier League        2nd        1st/Qtr. final           1st               Won Champions League and FA Cup, 90+ points in league
2040/41   Manchester City          English Premier League        2nd        1st/2nd                  Qtr. final        Won Club World Cup, Carabao Cup and Community Shield, 90+ points in league
2041/42   Manchester City          English Premier League        1st        1st/Semi final           1st KO round      Won Club Premier League, FA Cup, 90+ points in league. Done with all achievements in England
2042/43   Paris Saint-Germain      Ligue 1 Conforama             1st        Qtr. final/10th rnd      2nd               Won Club World Cup, European Super Cup, Ligue 1.


INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Season   Nation        Continental Tournament   World Tournament   Notes
2020     Iraq          N/A                      N/A                
2021     Iraq          N/A                      N/A                
2022     New Zealand   N/A                      N/A                
2023     Mexico        1st                      N/A                Won the Gold Cup
2026     Nigeria       N/A                      N/A                Qualified for ACON
2027     Nigeria       1st                      N/A                Won the ACON
2030     Australia     N/A                      N/A                
2031     Australia     2nd                      N/A                Lost final of Nations Cup on extra time
2032     Australia     N/A                      N/A
2033     Australia     N/A                      Group stage        Knocked out in group stage of Confederations Cup
2035     Brazil        1st                      N/A                Won Copa América
2036     Brazil        N/A                      N/A
2037     Brazil        N/A                      3rd                Sacked after the Confederations Cup
2040     Spain         N/A                      N/A                Took over after Euros
2041     Spain         N/A                      N/A                4th in Nations League
2042     Spain         N/A                      1st                World Cup
2043     Spain         N/A                      N/A                4th in Nations League

 

Challenge Progress (17/33)
Club
4/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang Int., SIN; FC Internazionale, ITA; Manchester City, ENG; Paris Saint-Germain, FRA;)
5/10 domestic cups (HK Rangers, HKG; Geylang Int., SIN; Gd Bordeaux, FRA; FC Internazionale, ITA; Manchester City, ENG;)
3/5 club continental championships (Shijiazhuang Yongchang, CHN; SC Internacional, BRA; Manchester City, ENG)
1/1 club world championship (Manchester City, ENG)

International
3/5 continental tournaments (Gold Cup, MEX; African Cup of Nations, NIG; Copa América, BRA; )
1/2 world tournaments (World Cup, SPA;)

Trophies:
 

Spoiler

Season     Team/Nation                Trohpy
2018       Hong Kong Rangers          Hong Kong League Cup
2018       Hong Kong Rangers          Hong Kong Sapling Cup
2018       Geylang International      Singaporean League Cup
2019       Geylang International      Singaporean League Cup
2020       Geylang International      Singaporean League
2023       Mexico                     North American Gold Cup
2025       Shijiazhuang Yongchang     Asian Champions League
2026       Shijiazhuang Yongchang     Chinese FA Super Cup
2026       Bahia                      Brazilian Bahia State Championship
2027       Nigeria                    African Cup of Nations
2029       SC Internacional           Brazilian Gaúcho State Championship
2030       SC Internacional           Brazilian Gaúcho State Championship
2030       SC Internacional           Copa Libertadores
2032       Girondins de Bordeaux      Coupe de la Ligue
2033       FC Internazionale          Serie A
2034       FC Internazionale          Italian Cup
2035       Brazil                     Copa América
2038       Manchester City            English FA Cup
2040       Manchester City            English FA Cup
2040       Manchester City            European Champions League
2040       Manchester City            Community Shield
2040       Manchester City            Club World Cup
2041       Manchester City            Carabao Cup
2042       Manchester City            Premier League
2042       Manchester City            English FA Cup
2042       Spain                      World Cup
2042       Paris Saint-Germain        European Super Cup
2042       Paris Saint-Germain        Club World Cup
2043       Paris Saint-Germain        Ligue 1 Conforama

 

 
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Crispypaul
Tottenham Hotspur
English Premier League
2030/31

League - Table - Fixtures 1 - Fixtures 2 - we retained the title, more emphatically than last season

FA Cup - Fixtures - no troubles this time as we overcame Liverpool in the final to get our first FA Cup since 1991

EFL Cup - Fixtures - we retained the League Cup with a win over Man Utd in the final

Champions League - Group Stage - Fixtures -  Monaco, Milan and Guimares were overcome in the group stages fairly comfortably (a 8-0 win over the latter!).  Next up Dortmund in the Round of 16 whom we just sneaked past.  Man City were up in the quarters, nutty 3-3 draw away then we put 7 past them in the home leg.  RB Leipzig next whom were smashed a ludicrous 9-4 in the first leg.  In the final we beat Barcelona to lift the Champions League.

Finances - minted

Transfers - Squad - not quite as much turnover as previously but still a few changes.  I re-signed Dele Alli for the season.

Key players - 

Branko Strunjasevic - signed the Serbian striker on a free from Partizan Belgrade and he had a fantastic debut season

Aser - solid again from the right back

Will Keen - youth product striker had a breakthrough season for club and country

Ivan Brcic - wonderful again from the left winger

Taulant Kabashi - Italian CM signed in the summer proved a top notch acquisition

Luis Paixao - another good season on the flank from the winger

Future - although I have won everything in England plus the CL there are no decent jobs in the Italian, French or Spanish leagues or in South America so I am staying until after the Club World Cup in December then will resign.

Domestic
Season	 Team			Division		Position			Notes						
2019     Home United             S-League	          1st          		   Cup, League Cup, AFC Cup winners, National B licence
2020	Deportes Santa Cruz	Chilean Primera B 	  1st				Promoted
2021	Deportes Santa Cruz	Chilean Primera  	  3rd				Cup Winners, Qualified for Copa Libertadores, Continental B
2022	Deportes Santa Cruz     Chilean Primera             1st				Cup Winners, Copa Libertadores Knockout, Continental A
2022/23  Pumas		          Mexican Premier Division     1st		Apertura and Clasura Winners, CONCACFA CL winners, Continental Pro
2023/24  Maritzburg Utd      South African Premier Division  1st    		MTN8, Telkom, Nedbank Cup Winners
2024/25  Maritzburg Utd      South African Premier Division  1st            MTN8, Nedbank Cup, African CL Winners
2025     Ulsan               K-League 1                      3rd            Joined 20th July 2025, KFA Cup Winners
2026     Ulsan               K-League 1                      1st            ACL, KFA Cup Winners
2026/27  VfB Stuttgart       1. Bundesliga                   15th
2027/28   VfB Stuttgart       1. Bundesliga                   1st      
2028/29   VfB Stuttgart      1. Bundesliga                    1st           Cup winners, CL finalist
2029/30   Tottenham          EPL                              1st           EFL Cup Winners
2030/31   Tottenham          EPL                              1st           FA Cup, EFL Cup, CL winners

International
Year	   Team					Achievements
2023/24	   Cameroon				African Nations Championship winners, AFCON qualifying group stage
2024/25    Cameroon             		AFCON Runners Up, Resigned 
2026/27    Iran                               Asian Cup Winners
2028/29    England
2029/30    England              World Cup Runnersup, resigned
2030/31    Brazil

Challenge Progress

Club
 7/10 top domestic leagues (Singapore, Home United, 2019; Chile, Deportes Santa Cruz, 2022; Mexico, Pumas, 2022/23; South Africa, Maritzburg Utd, 2023/24; South Korea, Ulsan, 2026; Germany, VfB Stuttgart, 2027/28; England, Tottenham, 2029/30)
 6/10 domestic cups (Singapore, Home United, 2019; Chile, Deportes Santa Cruz, 2021; South Africa, Maritzburg Utd, 2023/24; South Korea, Ulsan, 2025; Germany, VfB Stuttgart, 2029; England, Tottenham, 2029/30)
 4/5 club continental championships (CONCACAF, Pumas, 2022/23; CAF, Maritzburg Utd, 2024/25; AFC, Ulsan, 2026; Tottenham, UEFA, 2031)
 0/1 club world championship

International
 1/5 continental tournaments (Asia, Iran, 2027)
 0/2 world tournaments 
 
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What do you guys find is the best set up to have? Where would you suggest starting, as I don't think having say China loaded and getting a job is 'realistic'. Not sure what nations to have active at the start of the game.

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4 hours ago, bigmattb28 said:

What do you guys find is the best set up to have? Where would you suggest starting, as I don't think having say China loaded and getting a job is 'realistic'. Not sure what nations to have active at the start of the game.

If you want to play ultra-realistic as much as possible I guess you would start in (say) the Conference South in England and work up from that.  

I have quite a good PC so loaded up (if I recall) the main 5 European leagues plus a handful of others for game depth, the Mexican league as I didn't want anything to do with the MLS, South Africa as the only African league, a couple of Asian leagues (Singapore, Korea, China, Australia) and some South American leagues (Argentina, Chile).  Obviously if you have a low rep league you've a better chance of getting an early league title or cup which certainly helps with reputation.  

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13 hours ago, bigmattb28 said:

What do you guys find is the best set up to have? Where would you suggest starting, as I don't think having say China loaded and getting a job is 'realistic'. Not sure what nations to have active at the start of the game.

I'm not sure that getting any job at the start of the game is 'realistic'.

Each year the first job seems to be a bit harder to get. I was the second to start the challenge, and got a job with a top division Chinese side. That's not possible anymore. Besides I quit that job almost straight away. It was Mission Impossible. The worst club I've ever accepted a job at.

What @Crispypaul says about getting a job in a really low rep league, so that you can quickly get a league or cup landmark, may be true, but it has a drawback. I don't think it actually does that much for your reputation, especially if you quit after winning things in the first season. It seems as though people are then only able to get jobs worse than the 'first jobs' they could get at the start of the game. Also, 10 league titles seems like you have a lot of choice, but 5 European and 1 South African leagues are obligatory. Add in your Asian, North and South American jobs, if you're lucky and win all those leagues, you only have 1 more free choice league.

Anyway, these challenges all have an inherent unreality about them. Nothing about the career path you have to take is realistic.

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After a poor attempt 2 years ago, and as I don't expect to get FM20 soon, I'm on board again.

Nationality randomly set to Hungarian.

So say hello to Lazslo Bologh.

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England (Championship and above) Germany (Bundestliga 3 and above) Spain (Liga 2 and above) France (National 2 and above) Italy (Serie B and above) Norway (4th tier and above) Romania (3rd Tier and above) MLS, Mexico (2nd tier and above) Chile/Colombia/Argentina/Uruguay (2nd Tier and above) Peru, Australia, China/South Korea (2nd Tier and above) and South Africa (2nd Tier and above) loaded.

After unsuccesful interviews, I had a job for Christmas Eve. La Serena, Chile 1st Division B (2nd Tier). They ended 2018 season 13th, but were expected to be 4th and promotion battle. So they should have a nice squad and have a nice season in 2019. Let's go !

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So cos money is tight with Christmas coming I wont be able to buy FM2020 until after Xmas so guess who is doing this challenge once again for FM2019 lol.

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Here is my set up, I hope I done it ok, if I didn't then please say.

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My Profile.

Season   Team    Position  Notes and Achievements

Challenge Progress

Club

0/10 top domestic leagues (Insert nations)

0/10 domestic cups ()

0/5 club continental championships ()

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/2 world tournaments ()

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55 minutes ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

So cos money is tight with Christmas coming I wont be able to buy FM2020 until after Xmas so guess who is doing this challenge once again for FM2019 lol.

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Here is my set up, I hope I done it ok, if I didn't then please say.

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My Profile.


Season   Team    Position  Notes and Achievements

Challenge Progress

Club

0/10 top domestic leagues (Insert nations)

0/10 domestic cups ()

0/5 club continental championships ()

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/2 world tournaments ()

Your Age Is 33 years It Suppose to be 20 mate

 

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Right lets try this again lol.

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Season   Team    Position  Notes and Achievements

Challenge Progress

Club

0/10 top domestic leagues (Insert nations)

0/10 domestic cups ()

0/5 club continental championships ()

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/2 world tournaments ()

 

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I decided to roll my sleeves up and take the first job offered to me, might regret this but I took over a Chinese National League team called Dalian Chaoyue who after 15 games gone are bottom of the league with only 3 points and 1 win, 14 loses and -35 goal difference.

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What makes it more difficult is I have no players in my squad lol.

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I look forward to a challenge lol.

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Played 11 games, got sacked lol, I knew it was a mistake taking the job but oh we live and learn.

I am off to apply for jobs, I will let you know where my next stop is soon enough.

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After 3 months out of a job I got offered the Weston-super-Mare FC job, I always wanted to manage this team due to many happy memories as a child at Western-super-Mare beach.

 

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The squad is already better then my last job as I actually have players lol, also some good young players as well, hopefully this is where I start the challenge properly.

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They are currently 20th in the league after 27 games with 25 points joint with Hemel Hempstead on points.

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Season    Team          Position  Notes and Achievements

18-19   Weston-super-Mare          11th

I ended the season an impressive 11th place in my first season at Weston-super-Mare FC, my team really play well in a Gegenpress 4-1-3-2 formation.

I wont say much more then that as I want to carry on playing, I probably wont apply for any jobs in the summer and just try get the team promoted and then see what comes along.

Challenge Progress

Club

0/10 top domestic leagues (Insert nations)

0/10 domestic cups ()

0/5 club continental championships ()

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/2 world tournaments ()

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Season 2019

I was maybe too optimistic in my intro post. First, the finances. They were awful when I first came in charge. Something like €750k deficit, with €50k/month spent on wage while our budget was around 40k. I immediately ended a loan for a player earning €11k/month. I didn't even check how good (or bad) he is. I had to sell our biggest wages and some guys with some value for around €300k. I also managed to get loanees from D1 sides without any fees and not paying their wages. I made three others transfers, two freebies and the last one for .... €2,5k. I finally reduced our spendings to €30k ish per month.

Then the squad, maybe not as good as I expected (but I have to consider that I sold 3 or 4 starters). The most funny thing is that my best player, an U20 Venezula striker, is on loan at Colo Colo (D1)  .... And I obviously cannot termintate it. Seriously ? WTF. It was interesting to notice that there is an optional future transfer fee for €1,7M, but no one in the world would spend so much money on him.

So the squad is pretty average, but almost all other teams are average too. But there is a lack of depth, so each time we get an injured player, it was panic on board. Our youngsters are pretty rubbish.

Cherry on the cake, the team cohesion was trash because of their results last season, and managerial support was even worst, they absolutely didn't respect me. So the first half ot the season wasn't great but not that bad. 

We were 8th with 18 points after 15 games, just 4 points away from the 6th (the champion is promoted, while #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 qualifiy to play-offs) but only 3 points ahead the 16th. The weirdest thing was our home record, 0 win, and in the same time we were unbeaten away.

Second half was far better, as the atmosphere at the club improved. 28 points (46 overall) with 13pts on our 5 last home (and we finally lost some games away). We came back in the PO race, but we totally choke with only 8 points in the last 5 games.

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But we made it. Cheers to Copiapo who lost the last game, home, against Nublense, and to Barnechea who couldn't do better than 3-3 at Deporte Temuco.

Quarter final, against #3 U.La Calera, first leg home. We smashed them 4-0, and almost blew it on the second leg. I made a large rotation with the semis in mind, and we lost 3-0.

Semis, against #4, Cobrolea, first leg home again. 3-1, but this time , no roation for the second leg. But this time, we were awful, another 3-0 defeat, with huge mistake from our GK on the second goal and our strikers were pretty clumsy tonight. 

Cobrolea won the final against Rangers de Talca (4-2 Overall) and will play in D1 next year. It's quite frustrating even if I can't really say we deserved this spot.

 

For the next season, I'll stay at La Serena, but I'm unsure about my plans, We made a €500k profit this year, so finances are still an issue at the moment (the board even declined to pay for coaching course) and here, the contracts are quite a mess : I can't offer 3 years contracts (except on some youngsters) . I have more than 10 players who see their contracts expiring next month and I don't really plan to make them an offer, I may have to sell 2 or 3 of my best players as they are now 31/32 yo and I m quite sure I can find same quality for free. I have to take some decisions for Danny Perez (the guy on loan at Colo Colo, he made 20 apps with 8 goals with their reserve, but started some games in Copa Libertadores).

The only thing I know is that money shouldn't be an issue next year and I may have to work with whole new squad. Off season will be very busy.

 

Season   Team                         League               Cup1           Cup2          Continental    Other                Notes
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2019    La Serena            6th (D1B)        2nd Round    NA        NA        NA        Joined in offseason. Reached Promotion PO semis

 

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Small Update

I feel like this game is unrealistic, so basically I took over the Nigeria Under 23's middle of the 2nd season, I won the Under 23's African Cup Of Nations, I then apply for the Montenegro job and get it.

This is baring in mind I am only in my 2nd season and also only managed 2 teams, granted I am top of the Vanarama National League South but there is no way I should be getting jobs like the Montenegro job, part of me didn't want to take it as well.

I did set it up properly @vikeologist didn't I, you saw my profile. I mean my reputation is boosted to 25% after I won the Under 23's African Cup Of Nations but still very unrealistic.

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Small Update

I wont be doing season to season updates until I am with a decent team doing well in a high rep league.

So basically I left Weston-super-Mare as I didn't see the benefits staying there any longer.

It took me ages to get a new job but I managed to get a job with Fylde who are currently 23rd in League 2 with half a season to keep them up and push to get into the play offs hopefully.111173851_NewJob.thumb.png.cd95551455a7bdf20a5affb09e4c9aec.png

 

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The squad looks decent so far, will see how it goes with them.

 

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Doing well with Montenegro, 3 wins and 1 draw in the Nations League, 2 wins over Kosovo and a win over Sweden and also drawing with Sweden so far, also won most of my friendlies.

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I don't believe there's any need to start a new thread for this challenge. As far as I know, nothing has changed in relation to it.

But if anyone spots anything that will require updating the rules at the start, or even starting a new thread, let me know. This is particularly important with the Touch version, which I don't play.

I may start a save for this challenge to test drive the new game. 

Edited by vikeologist

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Looks like there's a feature where you're advised of 'suitable' job openings, and also looks like it may be harder than ever before to get that first job in this challenge, which will be good news for those who value realism.

We may have to start lower down the ladder than ever before.

Every year it gets a little harder. Just not sure yet how much harder it's got this time. 

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2020-2021 Update

Managed to get Fylde from 23rd in the league in December to promoted through the Play Offs, I managed to inspire the team and we went on a really good run.

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Most of my top performers were players loaned in from other clubs so I will be relying on this for next season as well.

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  I will be applying for higher rep jobs, my aim is to get a Championship team asap.

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13 minutes ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

@vikeologist I am liking the sound of that new feature you just mentioned.

Could save time. Not for me at the moment though, because it looks like I'll need to start again with lesser divisions.

The days of starting in the top Chinese or South African divisions are long gone. 

I don't include spoilers of what level of jobs are possible to get, but I think it's safe to say that those are not. (They barely were in FM15).

So my advice to anyone starting this now. Aim low.

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UPDATE

After being impressed with FM2020 I decided to spend money I aint got to buy it so I am going to do this challenge as my first save on FM2020.

I will do my first post soon.

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4 hours ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

@vikeologist you mentioned the feature about getting advised of jobs available, is that when you have a job already, how do you get to see that ?

If you're unemployed, once a week you should get a notification, from somebody. You can't go to it. It sort of comes to you. If it says that there are no suitable jobs, but you know that there is a job vacancy at a club, probably not worth applying for it. 

Very interested to see what job you get, although of course, you might not take a first job at the highest level possible.

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