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2 hours ago, vikeologist said:

Your post omitted one important detail.

That this is the best day of your life.

Because you're on the leader board.

Of course we all hope one day you'll surpass this achievement by completing the challenge and entering the Hall of Fame, but probably by that point you'll be mentally unstable from the stress of trying to get those last couple of landmarks. Completing the challenge is like finding out that you're free of coronavirus, whereas getting onto the leaderboard is like losing your virginity, so congrats,my son. 

Thank you, my moment of fame! What's the criteria for landing on there, is it 10 trophies?

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Pachuca F.C - 2035/2036

Welcome!

I've not provided updates on this challenge throughout the thread. Not really sure why, just wantedto get on with it after trying this last year and losing my love for the game halfway through.

Some of you may read the career story i'm about to type up, some of you may want to skip to the achievements.

It was a dark, gloomy and thumb twiddling day for myself as an unemployeed, untrained manager. But in late 2019, a team from the Chiliean First Division B took a chance on me.....ATHLETIC CLUB BARNECHEA! The start of the journey.....

I had spent 4 seasons with Barnechea. Gaining promotion and then winning the League, Cup and Copa Libertadores in that brilliant 4th season! Job Done!

Skip on to 2022 where I joined Golden Arrows in South Africa. Horrible league. Wasn't hang around, so I left for Bristol City in 2023. Will be going back to South Africa at the end...Save the worst till last in my eyes!

First season with Bristol City, I consolidated for 12th place. Something to build on! I did exactly that and won the league the next year. There's something about going into a team and clearing out all the deadwood and signing 12/13 new players to help. Addicted to doing it! 

The year is 2025 and Crystal Palace came knocking....more money, really decent squad....Sold! I managed to see that season out and finish 7th with Palace, but missing out on Euro cup places due to cup winners etc. Livid.

At the end of that season, with the World Cup ending, I had my opportunity to jump into the international game.....with England. Bonus! I'm sure you're all aware of the regens that come through for England. Insane!

I stayed with England until the next World Cup, where I had an awesome team and won the World Cup 2030. Adding the International League twice and European Championship. 

This is when the South American regions came calling and I joined Mexico with sights on the Gold Cup of 2031. This was easy. Nothing more to be said. 

Backtracking slightly to 2027/28, where I left Palace and joined a cash strapped Tottenham finishing 4th in my first season. Then I job offers coming out of my a**e.

This is when i joined Milan for 2028-2030. Winning Serie A, the Italian Cup and Champions League in my first season. (I got lucky and inherited a great team).

The second season is when I managed to pick up the Club World Championship.

During that Club World Championship venture, I got offered the Man City job! I had to delay them for 3 weeks to get the Club World in the bag! Thankfully they waited.

Not much to say about Man City, again got lucky. Won the Premiership and Carabao Cup in the 1 1/2 seasons I was there. Bye!

Hello Sydney F.C!

Strange league. Wasn't sure what I had to win, so had to be clarified. But it was that "Finals Series" which was easy to come by with them being one of the richest teams in the league.....after working around all the rules and accidently releasing players when I didn't register them!

The year is now 2031 and I had won the Gold Cup with Mexico and won the Asian Champions League with Sydney. Think of all those Air Miles I clocked up!

Time for a fresh go, so I left both Mexico and Sydney.........twiddled my fingers for a while and then fell into Villarreal! They were struggling big time, so I managed to save the season and finish 5th.

The second season was a quiet one....went out of the cups and got pipped on the final day to only finish 2nd in the league!

The third season, with the big cash injections, I managed to win the league and cup. Got to the semi-final of the Champions League too, which was decent.

2034/35 is where I left Villarreal after 2 1/2 seasons for the German giants....Bayern Munich!

This was another walk in the park really....The league and Cup were won. But only the Semi-final of the Champions League again. Damn.

I did however, join Senegal for their African Cup of Nations venture, which I managed to win in 2035, beating Ghana in the final on pens! Squeaky bum time for sure! Didn't want to spend another 2 years there.

I resigned from Bayern after ticking that off the challenge. The media came hunting for me as I kept resigning from teams....as they always do!

Now I'm at Pachuca F.C! Mexican First Division won already...along with cup. Now i'm building (trying to get many u21 mexican players) to challenge for the Continental Competition.

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I still have a few more to do....but I'm not far off!

Really can't wait to go back to South Africa :idiot:

 

 

 

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I'm all for realism, but one week after winning World Young Player of the Year, my star striker has been struck with a virus and has had to be sent home for 7-14 days. Can't even escape coronavrus in FM :/

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On 14/03/2020 at 19:11, Britrock said:

Thank you, my moment of fame! What's the criteria for landing on there, is it 10 trophies?

Yes, it is indeed 10 trophies.

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Scott Williams End of Season Review

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AC Milan 2033/34

Serie A

League Table | Results 1 2 

What a season it has been for Mr Williams' AC Milan side. Centurians and Invincibles both checked off the list this season. The side that finished second last year didn't need much adding to it, in fact over the 2 and a half years AC Milan's net spend was £17Mil. The on loan GK signed permanently. A couple of RBs came in to replace what was leaving and then a few youngsters joined to bulster the squad. Milan went into the season on the back of a 12 match unbeaten run to finish the last. That means that Milan are now 50 games unbeaten in the Serie A. It was clear to see why, at the halfway stage the club had only conceded 4 goals and had scored 33. Needless to say Milan were ahead from the start and despite pressure from Lazio, never looked like finishing anywhere other than 1st.

Cup Competitions

Copa Italia | Champions League

The form in the league transfered well into the other competitions, winning the Copa Italia and reaching the semifinal of the UCL. In the cup, Milan needed penalties to get passed Sassuolo after the game finished 4-4, and then went on to beat Genoa and Inter Milan (also on pens) before comfortably beating Torino in the final.

In the UCL Milan had a tough group of PSG, Sporting Lisbon and Basel. They got off too an average start only winning on of the first 4 and required help from Basel who drew both games against PSG. Luckily Milan were able to finish strongly, winning their final games against PSG and Basel and topped the group. 

In the first knockout round, Milan faced reigning champions Tottenham. The first leg finished TOT 1 - 2 ACM and the second was 1-1. In the next round Milan faced another English side in Watford who had knocked them out of the Europa League last season. There was no repeat of that this time around as once again the tie finished 3-2 on agg after a first leg 1-2 victory at Watford follwed by a 1-1 draw.

Onto the semi final, Milan recieved the easier draw against Benfica, wiht United and Madrid making up the other. This time Milan were drawn at home first and once again got a 2-1 vicotry to take into the second leg. Over in portugal there was nothing short of heartbreak for Scott and his men. Milan took the lead after 5 minutes and were ahead for 6 before benfica drew level. Benfica then scored again in the 71st minute meaning it was going to ET as it stood. If Milan could get another then Benfica would need two to go through. Captain, Leader, Legend in Jean-Christophe Collon stepped up from LB and smashid in a volley, Evra vs Bayern Munich -esque. Unfortunately just like that game benfica went down the other end (admitadely 7 miuntes later) and scored after an error from Milan's RB. then in the 94th minute of Benfica scored their fourth of the night as their own LB smashed in a shot from the edge of the box. And that was that, Milan managed to throw away a first leg lead and an away goal advantage to crash out of the UCL and meant Scott didn't get a chance at a treble. 

Next Season

Scott's contract runs out at the end of the 2033/34 season and he didn't have any intention of signing a new deal unless Milan didn't win the league. After 27 games of the season the Chelsea job became available and so Scott decided to take it. Thankfully everything worked out and Scott won all there is to win in Italy before moving on. Chelsea currently have a few ex Milan players in their ranks and also have the best player in the world up top for them, as long as he doesn't get poached by someone before Scott joins. Chelsea finished 5th in the league just missing out on 4th as they lost to Watford (who finished 4th) on the final day of the season. They will still however be playing Champions League football as they won the Europa League, beating Roma. They haven't won the league since 2016/17 but have 2 FA Cups and 1 Carabao Cup under their belt (since 2019/20). Scott will be earning 3 times as much on £155k p/w and has signed a 3 year deal which should be enough time to win the league.

Personnel Career

Clubs Managed: 8
Nations Managed: 5
Trophies Won: 14
Runner Up Medals: 6
Manager of the Year: 4
2022, 2026/27, 2029, 2030, 2033/34 (Winner) | 2020, 2025/26 (Runner up)
Number of Sackings: 2 (Kaizer Chiefs, Suwon)

Career Earnings: £17.25 Million
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Club Career
																	
Season	NAT	Club		Division	Pos	Cup 1	Cup 2	Cont	CWC	Things to Note					
2020	CHI	Nublense	Primera Div B	6th	R2	-	-	-	Playoff Winners, U19s Runners up in Div 1
2021	CHI	Curico Unido	Primera Div	7th	R2	-	R1	-
2022	CHI	Curico Unido	Primera Div	1st	Won	-	R1	-	Domestic Double, MOTY
2022/23	ARG	CA Union	Superliga	17th	R5	-	-	-	Avoided Relegation
2023/24	ARG	CA Union	Superliga	15th	R5	-	-	-	Avoided Relegation
2024/25	ARG	CA Union	Superliga						Resigned End of Phase 1
2025/26	RSA	Kaizer Chiefs	Asba Prem	2nd	RU	Won	-	-	KO Cup Winners RU in other Comps
2026/27	RSA	Kaizer Chiefs	Asba Prem	3rd	RU	R1	Won	-	Champions League Winners, MOTY
2027	KOR	Suwon		K League 1	7th		-	QF	-	Joined July in 5th, Sakced September 15th
2027/28	ARG	Velez		Superliga	2nd	-	-	-	-	Joined December in 8th
2028/29	ARG	Velez		Superliga	1st	Won	-	QF	-	Domestic Double
2029/30	ARG	Velez		Superliga	2nd	Won	-	Won	-	Copa Libertadores and Copa Argentina Winners, won both Supercups MOTY
2030/31	ENG	AFC Bournemouth	Premier League	9th	R3	R2	-	-	Somehow won Superliga manager of the year for 2030
2031/32 ITA	AC Milan	Serie A		6th	-	-	-	-	Joined with 7 games remaining U18s won the legaue and cup
2032/33	ITA	AC Milan	Serie A		2nd	R1	-	R3 UEL	-	
2033/34	ITA	AC Milan	Serie A		1st	Won	-	SF	-	Invincibles! Centurians! League + Cup double
2034/35	ENG	Chelsea		Premier League
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International Career

Season	Nation		Rank	Continental	World Cup	Things to Note
2023	Honduras	67th	-		-		Relegated from Nations League
2024	Honduras	72rd	-		-		Qualified for Gold Cup 2025
2024	Russia		42nd	-		-		2nd in NL Div B	
2026	Russia		30th	-		2nd Rnd v SUI	Topped Group, Lost to Switzerland
2027	Nigeria		12th	RU		-		AFCON Runners Up, Resigned as manager
2031	Guinea-Bissau	53rd	Won				AFCON Winners
2032	Portugal	 3rd	Won		-		European Championship Winners
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Challenge Progress
3/10 Leagues 		(Chile; Curico Unido 2022, Argentina; Velez 2028/29, Italy; AC Milan 2033/34)
4/10 Cups		(Copa Chile; Curico Unido 2022, RSA Telkom KO; Kaizer Chiefs 2025/26, Copa Argentina; Velez 2028
			Copa Italia; AC Milan 2033/34)
2/5  Continental	(Africa; Kaizer Chiefs 2026/27, South America; Velez 2029)
0/1  Worlds

2/5 Continental 	(AFCON; Guinea-Bissau 2031, EUROS; Portugal 2032)
0/1 Worlds

Total 
11/32

 

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@bjwphneb  Congrats and welcome to the leader board. It looks like you may have earned your place previously, but I missed it. 

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2032/33

 


Manager Profile: Crowy 2033

Key Players: Ben White ~ Jack Wilkinson ~ Jacopo Agostini ~ Jose Guilherme ~ Yannis Jerome

Squad: Overview ~ Match Stats

 


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Premier League Table

Results One ~ Results Two

What can I say about this team that I've inherited? It's absolutely superb. The front 5 are by far the best in the Premier League and they truly delivered, a +70 goal difference saw us to a comfortable title win. Man City pushed us most of the way but fell off towards the end after we beat them 2-0 in a crucial game. The defence and goalkeeper were just important to us as they only conceded 20 goals in the whole Premier League season, I know it sound stupid but I feel my defence needs a bit of work. I will probably look at a new goalkeeper, centreback and a right back to help us reach our objectives of winning the Champions League next season.

 


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Europa League Results

The minimum expectation from the board this season was to win the Europa League and honestly we never really looked like losing. We had one fixture that got my heart racing against Benfica but other than that I felt in control the whole way through this competition. I'm looking forward to entering the Champions League next season to give me an idea of where my team is at, but i really feel we can at least reach the latter stages or perhaps even go all the way will be interesting to see.

 


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FA Cup Results ~ EFL Cup Results

We went on to win the EFL Cup but honestly it wasn't on my radar, the one I wanted to win was the FA Cup and sadly we lost to eventual finalists in Liverpool. We were unfortunate against Liverpool hitting the woodwork three times and having three times more attempts than Liverpool it just wasn't our day. That would actually be our final defeat of the season.

So we managed to win a treble this season, sadly only one counted towards the challenge, I'm excited to see how this team does in the next couple of years as majority of them are at a good age. I'm hoping to tick off the Champions League and FA Cup in the next two seasons as I will be moving on when my contract runs out.

Edit: AfterBritrock pointing it out it looks like the EFL Cup does count and after looking on the main post on the first page, he is right, so updated Career Progress.

CAREER PROGRESS

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The league cup counts for the challenge doesn't it? it's got top tier teams in it so I'd consider it good enough. I've definitely won equivalents in other countries and counted them!

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5 minutes ago, Britrock said:

The league cup counts for the challenge doesn't it? it's got top tier teams in it so I'd consider it good enough. I've definitely won equivalents in other countries and counted them!

I think you're right that was my bad. I only assumed the FA Cup for some reason! thanks for that I'll update my career progress and post.

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18 minutes ago, Crowy said:

I think you're right that was my bad. I only assumed the FA Cup for some reason! thanks for that I'll update my career progress and post.

I won a cup in Singapore that only had 8 teams enter and I counted it! :lol:

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Hi Gents,

Rather a late entry from my side given this started around 2015. 

I sound boarded some clarification questions based on the interpretation of post 1 on this thread. I was asked to share the answers also.

Questions I asked:
 

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1. Is a world club cup required ? I didnt see it listed however it was mentioned in the progress report
2. settings of manager - no badges and reputation as sunday league - its unlikely I will find a job in top flight team in the league.Hence I will need to start in a lower league and work myself up. Is that correct ?
3. the mention of 10 domestic cups. must it be from the top league or lower leagues also count. Hopeful, but you never know..lol

 

Rely (from vikeologist):

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1. Yes it's listed in the '11 other' trophies in post 1
2. Yes, although there are top leagues where you may be able to get a first job. Little Asian nations are your best bet. I personally don't think starting in one of these leagues is the best idea, but it does give you a chance to get some trophies that count quickly.
3. Top leagues. Apart from Mexico, all the top teams should be able to enter. The guidance in post 1 is a bit unclear. Sorry about that. I'll sort that out.

Now to find that first club ?! (...scratches the head of an unemployed and average Sunday footballer head)

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When the challenge started, my first 2 jobs were in the top divisions of China and South Africa.

 

Now they were awful jobs. The Chinese one may be the worst job I've taken in about 20 years and 500 seasons of FM/CM. I quit straight away.

 

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On 02/03/2020 at 22:06, ryanlion28 said:

Said i'd go to the Welsh league or something, turned out there was a couple of jobs available at pretty lowly Premier League clubs, thought i'd start from the bottom and take on the Cefn Druids role.

 

Their expectations are mid table but the interesting thing about this was on the day I joined i had a europa league qualifier, they managed to win a european place playoff last season. They had already lost the away leg to  Faroese side 2-1 but i managed to put an XI together on the day to win 3-1 in the 2nd leg and go through. The next stage was the first qualifying round where i lost to Icelandic side IA 4-1 away and drew 2-2 at home, expected result but this was a decent start to my career in Wales.

 

The league took a while to get going as i hadn't really sorted my squad out, it was only halfway through the season where things picked up and I ended up in 6th place which the board were happy with.

 

There are 2 cups in Wales,  the Nathaniel MG Cup and the Welsh Cup, Welsh cup being the bigger of the 2, i managed to get to the final of the Nathaniel cup before falling short v Welsh 'giants' TNS 4-1.

 

I was looking now to go on a cup run in the Welsh Cup and this was looking good as I had a lower league team in the Fourth Round but they stunned me 4-1.

 

Honestly next season i'm hoping for top 3 now I have some players I want, still yet to achieve anything on this challenge but i'm a slow player and at least im enjoying the game a bit now

 


CLUB MANAGEMENT
Season    Team                     League                        Position   Domestic Cups            Continental Cup   Notes
2019      Geylang                  Singapore PL                     6th       Prelim, Group Stage        NA            Took over after we were out of Singapore Cup, 7th in league

2020      Geylang                  Singapore PL                     8th       Prelim, NA                   NA       Resigned after 14 games to avoid sack

2020/21   Cefn Druids              Welsh Premier                    6th        Final, 4th Round            1st Qualifying Round

P.S, does anyone know how to do the collums at the bottom where you put your season summaries better? I'm just pressing spacebar and going across so it really isn't aligned well as you can see, help would be appreciated!

 

 

 

Season 2021/22 - Cefn Druids Season 2

 

After a ok 6th place finish last season i made big improvements to the team, anyone who's got some form of Welsh knowledge will know that TNS are the giants of Welsh domestic football, so overcoming them in the season would be very tough.

 

Skipping to the final day of the league season - TNS and Barry Town were both sitting on 55 and i was on 53. My goal difference was better than both so if i won and neither of them won i would win the league

I won my game 5-1, job done.

Barry Town drew 0-0, putting me ahead of them

But an 82nd minute winner for TNS meant they won the league by 2 points.

 

Gutting that it could be another season with no reward but i still had the Welsh Cup final v Barry! A 3-1 win meant i win my first trophy of the save!

Delighted with that and i will strongly consider leaving because TNS are hard to topple

Oh, I also joined Rwanda, dunno why, they're bad and there's barely any players to pick from.

 

CLUB MANAGEMENT
Season    Team                     League                        Position   Domestic Cups            Continental Cup   Notes
2019      Geylang                  Singapore PL                     6th       Prelim, Group Stage        NA            Took over after we were out of Singapore Cup, 7th in league

2020      Geylang                  Singapore PL                     8th       Prelim, NA                   NA       Resigned after 14 games to avoid sack

2020/21   Cefn Druids              Welsh Premier                    6th        Final, 4th Round            1st Qualifying Round

2021/22   Cefn Druids              Welsh Premier                    2nd         Winner, Quarter Final      NA           1st Cup Win

 

 

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On 04/03/2020 at 14:48, darren1983 said:

I usually give this challenge a go at some stage during every FM but have yet to complete it, taking a break from my youth only challenge as I've started to get the bug for this one again. Game setup is done and just running till the chance to take someone over. Some good jobs in my usual hunting place of the South African 2nd division but can't even score an interview on FM20 so am guessing it might be harder to start these days? Either way here's my starting profile

So yeah, went to start this a couple weeks back but got distracted by life but now seems like a pretty good time to so settle in for a real long term FM save so have restarted. My profile. Took a few months but got my first job, trying to save FS Stars from relegation in South Africa. 12 games left. Got turned down for 2 other jobs in this league so an added incentive for me is to beat Uthongathi and Cape Umoya Utd whenever I face them to show them what they missed out on.

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FS Stars Season 2019/20 Review

Not really much to review here, took over at the end of Jan with the side 2nd bottom with 11 points and 2 wins, 5 points from safety with 12 games to go. Well it went OK, we won 7 of the 12 and only lost 1 meaning we ended the season in a very nice 11th place.  We even beat the champions 5-1 on their own pitch on the last day of the season. Gives me hope for next season. We had a mini cup run as well, we beat one side from the league above before losing to another on penalties. All in all it's been a solid start here.

Career Progress

Season  	 Team    	Country			League		Position 	 Notes and Achievements
2019/20		 FS Stars	South Africa		Championship	11th	  	 Appointed Jan 31 

Challenge Progress


Club
0/10 top domestic leagues 
0/10 domestic cups 
0/5 club continental championships 
0/1 club world championship


International
0/5 continental tournaments 
0/1 world tournaments

 

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Scott Williams World Cup 2034 Review

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Portugal

World Cup? More like World cUPSET. The number of upsets that happened this World Cup was beyond belief. Portugal's group was one of the easier consisiting of Canada and Thailand. A 4-0 and a 5-0 saw them comfortably make it into the second round. In the second round Portugal breezed past Ecuador with a 5-1 victory. Other countries weren't so prolific. The second round saw France lose to Japan, Germany lost to Chile, Beligum were knocked out by Peru, Spain said goodbye after losing 2-1 to Scotland. Ireland got the better of Argentina. Everywhere you looked there was a big side being knocked out by a minnow. Suddenly in the third round the only sides left that looked like winning it were Holland, England, Portugal and Brazil. 

In the third round Scott's Portugal were up against Serbia, a game which shouldn't have caused too much drama but Scott had to wait until the 72nd minute until they broke the deadlock, a penalty later on secured the victroy. Elsewhere England were knocke out by Romania to continue the upset theme.

Quarter Final time! Made up of sides very few would have predicted; South Korea, Peru, Ireland, Scotland, Romania, Costa Rica all still in with a shout of the main prize. Portugal managed to avoid all of these teams as the draw saw them up against  the small nation of Brazil. Protgual took an early lead when a cross dropped at the feet of the RW Figueiras. Brazil equalised after half time scoring a very similar goal. Thankfully Figueiras was able to grab the winner after running past 3 men and smashin it home from a tight angle. 

Semi Finals, Holland v Romania, Costa Rica v Portugal. Realistically there was only one outcome for both games. Heartbreak for the other sides. but Holland won 4-0 and Portugal 3-1.

So after winning the Euros, Scott had now taken Portugal to the 2034 World Cup Final. 2 years earlier Portugal had beaten Holland 1-0 on their way to European success so confidence was certianly high in the camp. Looking the stats you would have though Portugal anhiated their opposition. 22 shots 9 on target vs Holland's 8 and 4. 4 Clear cut chances, dominated posession, but stats don't accomodate for mistakes and after 8 minutes Van Steenbergen on Inter Milan ran from his own box past 4 Portugal defenders who decided the World Cup final was the perfect stage to not tackle anyone and slotted home the one on one (Good to see the opposition is still able to score 1v1s). 4 minutes later the two centre midfielders decided to pass it between themselves without any care for what was going on around them. Their CM stepped in took the ball, found Van Steenbergen who floated one up to the back post to an unmarked left winger who volleyed it in. From then on Holland didnt enter the penalty box. Portugal flew shot after shot into the stands or straight at the goalkeeper. Pedro Pillar missed so many efforts in the first half (2 clearcut and 3 others) that Scott subbed him off after 43 minutes. It seems he only scores in Champions League finals and not World Cups. Finally portugal managed to find the back of the net in the 89th minuted but the 20 previous shots that didn't go in certainly cost them. They had enough time for one last chance, a counter attack which resulted in the right winger going fro glory instead of squaring it for a tap in. 2-1 it finished. Scott will be resigning with a plethora of nations to chose from hopefully he'll be able to tick off some other continental competitions before the next world cup.

Results | Heartbreak

Personnel Career

Clubs Managed: 8
Nations Managed: 5
Trophies Won: 14
Runner Up Medals: 7
Manager of the Year: 3
2022, 2026/27, 2029, 2030 (Winner) | 2020, 2025/26 (Runner up)
Number of Sackings: 2 (Kaizer Chiefs, Suwon)

Career Earnings: £18.75 Million
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International Career

Season	Nation		Rank	Continental	World Cup	Things to Note
2023	Honduras	67th	-		-		Relegated from Nations League
2024	Honduras	72rd	-		-		Qualified for Gold Cup 2025
2024	Russia		42nd	-		-		2nd in NL Div B	
2026	Russia		30th	-		2nd Rnd v SUI	Topped Group, Lost to Switzerland
2027	Nigeria		12th	RU		-		AFCON Runners Up, Resigned as Manager
2031	Guinea-Bissau	53rd	Won				AFCON Winners
2032	Portugal	 3rd	Won		-		European Championship Winners
2034	Portugal	 4th	-		RU v Holland	Unsure how we haven't won that one
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Challenge Progress
3/10 Leagues 		(Chile; Curico Unido 2022, Argentina; Velez 2028/29, Italy; AC Milan 2033/34)
4/10 Cups		(Copa Chile; Curico Unido 2022, RSA Telkom KO; Kaizer Chiefs 2025/26, Copa Argentina; Velez 2028
			Copa Italia; AC Milan 2033/34)
2/5  Continental	(Africa; Kaizer Chiefs 2026/27, South America; Velez 2029)
0/1  Worlds

2/5 Continental 	(AFCON; Guinea-Bissau 2031, EUROS; Portugal 2032)
0/1 Worlds

Total 
11/32

 

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Pachuca & Brazil

That's the end of the 2036/37 season! Managed to win everything in my second full season with Pachuca.....Opening & Closing stages of the league, North American Champions League, Campeones Cup, Leagues Cup & Champions Trophy!

Currently on a 102 match unbeaten run. Which started before I joined....

Have to admit, the Mexican League is right up there with one of my favourites! The players and mostly the youth recruitment is so so good! Will 100% include it on any further saves.

I still need to manage in France, which I will be looking towards next. Then South Africa and another country of randomness. Does anyone have any recommendations of a fun league to conclude with?

I've added a few snippets of my career so far etc. My loyalty to players is annoying. Just because they get stressed out when they don't play for a few games. Pfft. I let my assistant tal kto the media most of the time too!

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On 20/02/2020 at 21:07, Britrock said:

Thanks for that, good to know. However ... it won't be necessary as I've now taken over Club Nacional de Football, the biggest team in Uruguay. And in my first game in charge we dominated last seasons league champions Danubio in the Super Cup final. And when I say dominated, I mean it!

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In terms of the season, I'm expected to win the league and we're in the Libertadores so I've still got that to look forwards to although I do have to qualify so hopefully I don't run into another Brazilian juggernaut!

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Hi, would you happen to have a template that i could borrow for your stats please? I'm an idiot with google docs and your setup looks really good

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Season 2019 - PSPS Pekanbaru

I very short update, because i havn't the time to write a lot right now, because i'm preparing for an exam, but i'm got my 2 first licenses and got an promotion. You can see the result of the season below :P

And i'm just begun to get a national A-licens

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 2048/49 – FC Porto

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

(Links will be updated at a later time)

Back in Portugal after a year in Spain, and Real Madrid. Now at FCP, who won the league the last three years. There is not too much money to handle for the transfer window, but given the fact that they've been best for three consecutive years there shouldn't really be too many needs, right? 

Primeira Liga: We're not doing too bad, finishing at 81 points. It's around where they've finished point-wise the last years. Unfortunately, SLB are doing better. We were chasing almost the entire season, and in the end we're 7 points behind. 2nd place is not bad, but it's not what I came here for.
Taca de Portugal: A cup to forget, knocked out against former employer Sporting in the semi-finals. They went on to win the cup.
Portuguese League Cup: The closest to a (counting) trophy I came this year. Gave away an early 2-0 lead only to lose the final on penalties to SLB.
Supertaca: The least important one, won against Braga.

European Champions League: Knocked out in the group stage. AC Milan and AS Monaco were too tough.
Europa League: 3rd place in group stage of Champions League means we qualified for Europa League. It was an experience to forget, as we got knocked out in 2nd KO round by Real San Sebastian.

If 2nd place is best loser, at least I'm best at something… Underwhelming season, and this team lacks depth. Luckily I know where to improve, if given the opportunity. Portuguese league should we winnable, and hopefully SLB won't have a season as good as this again. Cups are mostly terrible, and we forget that they existed.

 

 

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.
2043/44   Bayern München 	   Bundesliga             	 1st        Qtr. final      	     N/A               Won Bundesliga
2044/45   N/A                      N/A                           N/A        N/A                      N/A               No club job
2045/46   Club Necaxa              Liga BBVA MX                  1st/5th    1st                      1st               NACL, Mexican Cup, Mexican league
2046/47   Sporting CP              Primeira Liga                 3rd        Semi/Semi                Qtr final         
2047/48   Real Madrid              La Liga                       1st        Qtr. final               Group stage       Won La Liga, 2nd place in Europa League
2048/49   FCP                      Primeira Liga                 2nd        2nd/Semi                 Group stage       2nd in league and cup


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
2044     Spain         2nd                      N/A		   2nd place in Euros
2045     Spain         N/A                      2nd		   2nd place in Confederations Cup, Nations League group stage
2046     Spain         N/A                      Qtr final          Knocked out in the quarter final of WC, sacked.

 

 Challenge Progress (22/33)
Club
7/10 top domestic leagues (Geylang Int., SIN; FC Internazionale, ITA; Manchester City, ENG; Paris Saint-Germain, FRA; Bayern München, GER; Club Necaxa, MEX; Real Madrid, SPA)
6/10 domestic cups (HK Rangers, HKG; Geylang Int., SIN; Gd Bordeaux, FRA; FC Internazionale, ITA; Manchester City, ENG; Club Necaxa, MEX;)
4/5 club continental championships (Shijiazhuang Yongchang, CHN; SC Internacional, BRA; Manchester City, ENG; Club Necaxa, MEX;)
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
2044	   FC Bayern München	      Bundesliga
2045	   Club Necaxa	              Copa MX
2045	   Club Necaxa	              Liga BBVA MX
2046	   Club Necaxa	              North American Champions League
2048	   Real Madrid	              La Liga
2048       FCP                        Supertaca

 

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FS Stars Season Review 2020/21

League Table | Cup | Transfers

 

After the good run we had upon my arrival last season I was confident that, with some additions, we would be able to compete this season. I hit the transfer market hard but mainly on young players with the idea being they'll improve, I can sell them and try and clear the clubs debt. We started the season with 2 wins but then went 6 or 7 without a win. The problem was that we were conceding too many goals, and too many late goals. 6 goals in the span of 9 games, all 88th minute or later, cost us 6 points right when we weren't winning games, at the halfway stage I changed my tactics and brought in a couple of premier league youngsters on loan and we started clicking and flying ending the season in 3rd place and qualifying for the mini league playoff.

In that we faced Black Leopards from our league (lost 2-0 at home and beat 2-1 away) and TS Sporting from the Premier League. We won all 4 of our games to clinch promotion. We also had a good cup run and made the semi finals before losing 1-0 to Ajax CT (a club who sacked their manager mid season and wouldn't even interview me) while the cup run was good we were lucky in playing sides in our league aside from Highlands Park who are a Premier League side but not a very good one.

Over the course of the season I did apply for several jobs aside from the Ajax one but none (Wits, SuperSport United, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in South Africa and Suwon in South Korea) but none would interview me because I hadn't won anything. Hoping promotion will change that. Maybe I'm looking to move too soon here. 1.5 seasons at the first club isn't long at all, I should be more patient but each job looked good to me :D 

Career Progression

Season  	 Team    	Country			League		Position 	 Notes and Achievements
2019/20		 FS Stars	South Africa		Championship	11th	  	 Appointed Jan 31
2020/21		`FS Stars	South Africa		Championship	3rd 		 Won promotion via playoff mini league

Challenge Progress

Club
0/10 top domestic leagues
0/10 domestic cups
0/5 club continental championships 
0/1 club world championship


International
0/5 continental tournaments 
0/1 world tournaments

 

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On 20/03/2020 at 21:11, ryanlion28 said:

Hi, would you happen to have a template that i could borrow for your stats please? I'm an idiot with google docs and your setup looks really good

Hey, I think this link should work. It's actually made in excel, not Google sheets, so I don't know if that makes a difference to you. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bi51fr76lt2srrh/Ultimate Challenge.xlsx?dl=0

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FS Stars Season 2021/22

League | Knockout Cup | Nedbank Cup | Transfers | Squad

 

After promotion last season the only goal was to make sure we would stay up, I was confident of that based on the way we played last season but with some fantastic summer signings I felt we could easily be top half. The main two signings were Riyaad Norodien and Asanele Velebhayi both from bigger clubs, they suited us perfectly. After a solid start as we got used to the new players we started flying and found ourselves 2nd at the halfway stage, more than we could have hoped for. Orlando Pirates were flying though and hadn't lost a game yet, had hardly dropped any points at all, but 2nd half of the season were were nearly perfect we won 14 of our 15 games, trouble was that Orlando were just as good. They went 27 unbeaten but that first loss rocked them as they lost 3 of their next 4 (drawing the other) afterwards, one of those losses was to us which meant we overtook them and their form matched with ours gave us an 8 point lead with 3 to play. Pirates found form by winning their final 3 but we also won our final 3 which gave us a shock league title. Mpho Khabane was our top scorer this year, somewhat of a shock as he was decent last season but I brought in a player to become first choice but Khabane took the step up brilliantly.

In the cups we were smashed in the Knockout Cup by local rivals Bloem Celtic but in the main cup we progressed well (even if we did need extra time twice on the way) in the final we played Sundowns and in an even game (it's not often we had less possession in a game this season) we managed to survive a 2nd half onslaught to win a crazy double.

Over the season kaizer chiefs sacked their manager twice, both times I applied and neither time got an interview so have made it my goal to beat them every time now. The Nigeria job also come up but again didn't get it. I did start my first coaching badge though so that, plus the on field title's should boost my rep. Sundowns sacked their manager and while they finished 3rd they did win the champions league so will be in it again next season. Have applied but worst case I've got a fantastic young squad at FS Stars that, if I can hold on for a season or 2 could win the champions league themselves.

Career Progress

Season  	 Team    	Country			League		Position 	 Notes and Achievements
2019/20		 FS Stars	South Africa		Championship	11th	  	 Appointed Jan 31
2020/21		`FS Stars	South Africa		Championship	3rd 		 Won promotion via playoff mini league
2021/22		 FS Stars	South Africa		Premier League	1st 		 League and cup double

Challenge Progress

Club
1/10 top domestic leagues – South Africa (FS Stars 2022)
1/10 domestic cups  - South Africa (FS Stars 2022)
0/5 club continental championships 
0/1 club world championship


International
0/5 continental tournaments 
0/1 world tournaments

 

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Well, I hadn't planned on moving to Europe until nearer the end of my journey and I'm now thinking that may have been a good idea :(

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My second sacking after Tampines got rid of me way back in my first job in Singapore. In the end the team's total inability to score goals and some horrific cup draws were the end of me.

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We were sat in 4th but 10 points off the top. We've scored half as many goals as Liverpool (!!!) and 15 less than Arsenal which has meant a lot of 0-0, 1-0 and 1-1 games and those 5 extra draws were the killer. Even 3 of those converted to wins leaves us only 4 points off the top.

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Look at those cup draws - PSG, Chelsea and Man Utd! That meant we couldn't salvage any silverware other than a Community Shield victory. Just a depressing season all round really. There aren't even any good vacancies to jump into, so I'm going to sit around and wait for something good to come up that gives me a shot at a league and also a Champions League, probably outside of Europe.

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After a month and a half of in game waiting, I got the first job that I applied to. The current, three times reigning Chinese champions Shandong Luneng. I'm not sure what happened in the first 13 games but they're currently 13th, 16 points off the top of the league. We're still in the AFC Champions League but half my team is on international duty for the second round game against Ulsan Hyundai (another team I'd applied for). Hopefully things are a bit happier here than in Manchester!

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Kautilya is Back!!!

Back with FM 15, he had completed this challenge. 5 versions later, he is back

To be frank, this time I wanted to start off in the lower rungs of one of the big 5 countries, but failed to get a job in the first 2 years over 3 tries. Therefore, in my 4th try, I decided not to post here immediately. In reality,i am a year and half into the save, and this time, it looks much more possible.

So here we go:

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And Here are the initial Manager Stats:

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It is basically just the standard youth development preset

What really matters, however, is that this time I got a job:

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Here is the welcome message:

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We have over 400k in the bank. Transfer budget is negligible, but we have 2k available on the weekly wage budget.

We have been knocked out of the Senior shield, but there is still the FA cup, and the sapling cup:

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And there is the league:

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There is a total of 18 games, so I have half of them to make a mark.

Finally, Here is the club vision:

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Lee Man Football Club

End of Season 2019-20

First Things First, I started my journey towards becoming a certified manager:

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Next up, the youth:

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Poor, but honestly, I do not care, this is not that kind of save

Moving over to the sapling cup, we drew against Fuli, but then won 6-1 against Eastern, to make the final table look like this:

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Thereafte, we won the semi-final 1-0 in extra time against Wofoo, but Eastern got their revenge in the Final, winning 1-0

Next up, the FA Cup:

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Short and sweet, my first trophy towards the challenge!!!

Finally, we have the league:

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Perfection. So how does the table look?:

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While this was somewhat unexpected, I will take it. On a side note, perhaps it we were really just underachieving at the point where I took over, because the final media prediction had us 2nd:

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Also, I signed a couple of free agents when I took over, and they finished with average ratings of 7.68 and 7.18, so that might have been a factor too. Finally, I think I am using a pretty good tactic, but it is downloaded, so I won't talk about it here.

Next season, we get a shy at the Champions league, where I am hoping to maki it to groups, which, if we do, will get us some money, since we are down to undel 100k right now.

 

Season   	Team    	Position  	Notes and Achievements
2019/20		Lee Man FC	1st			FA Cup and League Winners			

 

 

Challenge Progress

Club

1/10 top domestic leagues (Hong Kong)

1/10 domestic cups (Hong Kong FA Cup)

0/5 club continental championships ()

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/1 world tournaments ()

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 Lee Man Football Club

End of Season 2020-21

This year, I was able to take two steps towards becoming a certified manager, so that is an improvement from last year:

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Moving on to youth:

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Meh, and never mind.

Now onto the real stuff. This year, media predicted us to be champions:

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Now, this is hard to beat, but still, I doubt they had expected this margin:

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And the fixtures:

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Kitchee, who had an otherwise unremarkable season, managed to beat us away and hold us to a draw at home, but otherwise, we were perfect.

Now, the cups:

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We won the sapling cup, staying undefeated throughout, and yet again, kitchee was the only team that managed to hold us back

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In the Senior shield, however, we managed to beat kitchee when it was mmost necessary, completing the full complement of cups from Hong Kong

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It was sad to exit the FA cup on penalties, but this on I have won already. It was somewhat satisfying to see Kitchee fall at the first hurdle.

In the ACL, we were expected to make it to playoffs, but we did a little better:

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Topping this group above Antlers and Jiangsu was great, I am loving this tactic. At to the Knockouts, we never really stood a chance, though I can complain that my star striker was out injured.

What Now?

Despite the great season, we continued to lose money, and ended the season in red. Each ACL group win gives us 37k and I had to rely on that to get us just in the black before asking for my National A license. For the next season, my wage budget has been reduced from 17k p/w to 10k p/w and we are spending 14.5k, so there is no scope for improvement. Also, I do not see myself getting  anothe license. In view of all this, I will be resigning, hoping to get a job in China.

 

Season   	Team    	Position  		Notes and Achievements
2019/20		Lee Man FC	1st			FA Cup and League Winners
2020/21		Lee Man FC	1st			Senior Shield, Sapling Cup and League Winners

 

 

Challenge Progress

Club

1/10 top domestic leagues (Hong Kong)

3/10 domestic cups (Hong Kong FA Cup, Hong Kong Senior Shield, Hong Kong Sapling Cup)

0/5 club continental championships ()

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/1 world tournaments ()

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8 hours ago, vikeologist said:

@Sankalan It's domestic cups from 10 different countries, so only one of them will count towards the challenge.

Okay, I see

Zhejiang Greentown

Moving on from Hong Kong, I Enter China

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I was given a transfer budget of 50m and wage budget in excess of 600k. There is one problem however:

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Here is what we managed to do:

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Really expected to do better with Chongqing, but rest was great. Guangzhou, on the other hand:

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Which meant:

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Also, There was this:

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Our wage budget is somehow as high as the best in the league, so the Title Challenge is on next year!!!

Season   	Team    			Position  		Notes and Achievements
2019/20		Lee Man FC			1st			FA Cup and League Winners
2020/21		Lee Man FC			1st			Senior Shield, Sapling Cup and League Winners
2021		Zhejiang Greentown		14th			Just above drop Zone

 

 

 

Challenge Progress

Club

1/10 top domestic leagues (Hong Kong)

1/10 domestic cups (Hong Kong FA Cup, Hong Kong Senior Shield, Hong Kong Sapling Cup)

0/5 club continental championships ()

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/1 world tournaments ()

 

 

 

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Season 2022/23 Review

League | Champions League | MTN8 Cup | Telcom Knockout | Nedbank Cup | Transfers | Squad

 

After winning the title last year I wanted the champions league this year. The trouble with overachieving with a smaller team and having good young players is that they attract the attention of others and that's what happened to us. We lost last years start player Velebhayi and Erickson to European sides in the summer then in the winter we lost last seasons other star Norodien and Erickson's midfield partner Mateza both to China. All bids met buyout clauses so I had to let them go. The bigger issue was that took nearly 30 goals and 25 assists as well as our dead ball specialists (we were great from corners and freekicks last season) out of our side.

The season was also complicated by the 2022 winter world cup which meant we had to fit the season around that, probably the wrong time to go on extended cup runs so that's exactly what we did. Early success in the champions league while also winning the MTN8 cup and Telcom cup (took extra time in a couple of those too which didn't help) meant that we were playing 3 games a week at many stages of the season, squad rotation, injuries and the fact the replacements for the outgoing stars were maybe not up to the same level meant our league form faltered. With 7 games to go we were 2nd just 4 points off the top but a draw with Orlando Pirates sent us in a spin of only 1 win in our final 7 games to end the season 4th.

What saved us though was the champions league, we flew through the early stages and the group stage was comfortable even if Sundowns took 4 points from us and won the group.In both the quarter final and semi final we drew the first leg before winning the second. The final was against our rivals this seasons in Orlando Pirates. In another tight game against them a lateish goal from winger Monyane gave us a lead which we held on to to crown us champions of Africa.

With that my time in Africa is complete, have a year left on my deal so may stay here till a new job comes up. Have the cup of nations also this summer so hoping some international jobs may come up from that too.

Career Progress

Season  	 Team    	Country			League		Position 	 Notes and Achievements
2019/20		 FS Stars	South Africa		Championship	11th	  	 Appointed Jan 31
2020/21		`FS Stars	South Africa		Championship	3rd 		 Won promotion via playoff mini league
2021/22		 FS Stars	South Africa		Premier League	1st 		 League and cup double	
2022/23		 FS Stars	South Africa		Premier League	4th 	         Champions League winners

Challenge Progress

Club
1/10 top domestic leagues – South Africa (FS Stars 2022)
1/10 domestic cups  - South Africa (FS Stars 2022)
1/5 club continental championships – African Champions League (FS Stars 2023)
0/1 club world championship


International
0/5 continental tournaments 
0/1 world tournaments

 

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And not long afterwards I got a job in the Swedish 1st Division (the 3rd tier) with IF Karlstad

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Crispypaul
IF Karlstad
Swedish 1st Division
2019

League - Table - Fixtures - only joined with 6 games left, a shame as if I joined later may have made the playoffs

I am studying for my National C in close season at least

Domestic
Season	 Team			Division		Position			Notes						
2019     IF Karlstad             Swedish 1st          6th          		   


International
Year	   Team					Achievements


Challenge Progress

Club
 0/10 top domestic leagues
 0/10 domestic cups 
 0/5 club continental championships 
 0/1 club world championship

International
 0/5 continental tournaments 
 0/1 world tournaments 

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Over the summer of 2023 my African adventure came to an end as I took a new job

 

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Season 2023 Review

League Table

 

So the move to China happened, they were just about halfway through their season and out of the FA Cup, they were 9th when they sacked their manager but their caretaker won a couple so when taking over they were 5th just a point off 4th with a target of top 4. We continued that form and ended the season in 2nd place which puts us straight in the group stages of the champions league. Plan for the break now is to move some players on as we have 7 foreign players when can only have 4 on the pitch at any one time so I need to ship some out before I can bring in my own players. It's also very strange to go from a transfer budget of around 3m in Africa to having one of 201m now! 

Also the cup of nations & Euro's happened and I still couldn't get a international job so let's see how that pans out.

Career Progress

Season  	 Team    		Country				League			Position 	 Notes and Achievements
2019/20		 FS Stars		South Africa		Championship			11th	  	 Appointed Jan 31
2020/21		`FS Stars		South Africa		Championship			3rd 		 Won promotion via playoff mini league
2021/22		 FS Stars		South Africa		Premier League			1st 		 League and cup double	
2022/23		 FS Stars		South Africa		Premier League			4th 	         Champions League winners
2023		 Shanghi SIPG		China			Premier League			2nd 	

Challenge Progress

Club
1/10 top domestic leagues – South Africa (FS Stars 2022)
1/10 domestic cups  - South Africa (FS Stars 2022)
1/5 club continental championships – African Champions League (FS Stars 2023)
0/1 club world championship


International
0/5 continental tournaments 
0/1 world tournaments

 

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Scott Williams 2034/35

End of Season Review

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Chelsea FC

League Table | Results 1 2 3 | Transfers

Second season for Scott back in England this time with Chelsea. Safe to say it has gone a lot better for him than his time at Bournemouth (who are now reaping the rewards of Scott's recruitment). The board set some lucrative expectations. Reach the final of the FA Cup and Champions League and finish top 4. Considering they finished 5th last year and weren't in the UCL it was going to be tough. Especially when Chelsea drew Spurs in R3 of the cup and City in R4. Scott managed to get past both of them but somehow were undone by the eventual runners up of the Championship; Cardiff City.

In the UCL Ajax, Sevilla and Galatasaray stood in the way of the knockout stages, Chelsea went unbeaten and topped the group. In the first knockout round they were drawn against Napoli. Top of the Serie A and unbeaten in the league at that point. The first leg was away from home. Napoli took the lead but then got a man sent off. Chelsea too advantage and went into the home leg with a 2-1 lead. At home Napoli, clearly upset to have finally lost at home came out with a point to prove and led 3-0 after 16 minutes. Lopez got one back and so at HT the score was 1-3 (3-4 on agg). Napoli got a fourth and looked to have put the game to bed. Both Chelsea strikers had other ideas, scorer back to back to bring it back to 3-4 on the night. Napoli weren't finished scoring and got a 5th all these second half goals coming in the space of 10 minutes. Lopez managed to score again just before the 70th minute. With plenty of time to grap another. Unfortuantely Chelsea couldn's and so the mathc finished 6-6 on aggregate, with Napoli going through on away goals.

So that just left the league. Spurs and United had dominated the league for the last 7 years and continued to do so at the start of this season. In amongst them though were Chelsea. Eventually Spurs and Chelsea broke away with Chelsea leading at the end of Feb. A disastorous March followed, where Scott's men didn't win a single game and saw Spurs move into first. After that Chelsea went on 6 game win streak as Spurs dropped points. With two games remaining Chelsea were 6 points clear and 9 ahead on goal difference meaning the league was all but won. A point away at Wolves and the job was done. Chelsea's first league title since the 2016/17 season 

Next Season

There is still plenty to win here in England including the Champions League, the squad is exceptionally good and after last seasons stinginess (had £330 million in the bank and the board gave a budget of £50 million with a 30% reventue retention) the board have given Scott £188 million to play with. There aren't many GOOD english players at the club, with space for 5 more to be registered and with Arsenal and CIty finishing outside the top 7 it may be a goo chance to snap up some of their players. After last summers World Cup dissapointment, Scott has left Portugal and taken the reigns at Mexico, other options were Brazil, Argentina and USA but with the Gold Cup happening this summer, Mexico looked the best option. 

Personnel Career

Clubs Managed: 9
Nations Managed: 6
Trophies Won: 15
Runner Up Medals: 7
Manager of the Year: 6
2022, 2026/27, 2029, 2030, 2033/34, 2034/35 (Winner) | 2020, 2025/26 (Runner up)
Number of Sackings: 2 (Kaizer Chiefs, Suwon)

Career Earnings: £26.5 Million
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Club Career
																	
Season	NAT	Club		Division	Pos	Cup 1	Cup 2	Cont	CWC	Things to Note					
2020	CHI	Nublense	Primera Div B	6th	R2	-	-	-	Playoff Winners, U19s Runners up in Div 1
2021	CHI	Curico Unido	Primera Div	7th	R2	-	R1	-
2022	CHI	Curico Unido	Primera Div	1st	Won	-	R1	-	Domestic Double, MOTY
2022/23	ARG	CA Union	Superliga	17th	R5	-	-	-	Avoided Relegation
2023/24	ARG	CA Union	Superliga	15th	R5	-	-	-	Avoided Relegation
2024/25	ARG	CA Union	Superliga						Resigned End of Phase 1
2025/26	RSA	Kaizer Chiefs	Asba Prem	2nd	RU	Won	-	-	KO Cup Winners RU in other Comps
2026/27	RSA	Kaizer Chiefs	Asba Prem	3rd	RU	R1	Won	-	Champions League Winners, MOTY
2027	KOR	Suwon		K League 1	7th		-	QF	-	Joined July in 5th, Sakced September 15th
2027/28	ARG	Velez		Superliga	2nd	-	-	-	-	Joined December in 8th
2028/29	ARG	Velez		Superliga	1st	Won	-	QF	-	Domestic Double
2029/30	ARG	Velez		Superliga	2nd	Won	-	Won	-	Copa Libertadores and Copa Argentina Winners, won both Supercups MOTY
2030/31	ENG	AFC Bournemouth	Premier League	9th	R3	R2	-	-	Somehow won Superliga manager of the year for 2030
2031/32 ITA	AC Milan	Serie A		6th	-	-	-	-	Joined with 7 games remaining U18s won the legaue and cup
2032/33	ITA	AC Milan	Serie A		2nd	R1	-	R3 UEL	-	
2033/34	ITA	AC Milan	Serie A		1st	Won	-	SF	-	Invincibles! Centurians! League + Cup double
2034/35	ENG	Chelsea		Premier League	1st	R5	QF	R1	-	League Winners, Super Cup Winners
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International Career

Season	Nation		Rank	Continental	World Cup	Things to Note
2023	Honduras	67th	-		-		Relegated from Nations League
2024	Honduras	72rd	-		-		Qualified for Gold Cup 2025
2024	Russia		42nd	-		-		2nd in NL Div B	
2026	Russia		30th	-		2nd Rnd v SUI	Topped Group, Lost to Switzerland
2027	Nigeria		12th	RU		-		AFCON Runners Up, Resigned as Manager
2031	Guinea-Bissau	53rd	Won				AFCON Winners
2032	Portugal	 3rd	Won		-		European Championship Winners
2034	Portugal	 4th	-		RU v Holland	Unsure how we haven't won that one
2035	Mexico		15th
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Challenge Progress
4/10 Leagues 		(Chile; Curico Unido 2022, Argentina; Velez 2028/29, Italy; AC Milan 2033/34, England; Chelsea 2034/35)
4/10 Cups		(Copa Chile; Curico Unido 2022, RSA Telkom KO; Kaizer Chiefs 2025/26, Copa Argentina; Velez 2028
			Copa Italia; AC Milan 2033/34)
2/5  Continental	(Africa; Kaizer Chiefs 2026/27, South America; Velez 2029)
0/1  Worlds

2/5 Continental 	(AFCON; Guinea-Bissau 2031, EUROS; Portugal 2032)
0/1 Worlds

Total 
12/32

 

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Zhejiang Greentown

 

End of Season 2022

First Things First, i got the board to get me on two more courses:

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This Year, the board still wanted me to avoid relegation , but the media had something Else in mind:

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As for me, I wanted to win it all. And come the end of the season:

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Unfortunately, the cup was not to be, with Shanghai knocking us out in the semi final. Here is the full set of fixtures:

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Finally, There is the youth:

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As usual, meh.

Finally:

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Next year, we will be in the Champions League. We just won the number one ranked league in Asia. Surely we can...

Season   	Team    			Position  		Notes and Achievements
2019/20		Lee Man FC			1st			FA Cup and League Winners
2020/21		Lee Man FC			1st			Senior Shield, Sapling Cup and League Winners
2021		Zhejiang Greentown		14th			Just above drop Zone
2022		Zhejiang Greentown		1st			N/A

 

 

 

 

Challenge Progress

Club

2/10 top domestic leagues (Hong Kong, China PR)

1/10 domestic cups (Hong Kong FA Cup, Hong Kong Senior Shield, Hong Kong Sapling Cup)

0/5 club continental championships ()

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/1 world tournaments ()

 

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Shandong Luneng - 2030 end of season review

After taking over in July, almost halfway through the season I had a reasonably successful season. We ended the league in 5th, which was a little disappointing. We would have finished 3rd and in the Champions League places, except we conceded a 92nd minute penalty to Wuhan Zall in our penultimate game which meant we only got a draw instead of win. Our form was pretty good in the back half of the year, although there were way too many draws for my liking. Beijing Guoan were miles ahead and were always going to win the league, but I reckon we can catch them next year

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Luckily we didn't miss out on the Champions League qualification because we won the FA Cup. A fairly easy run, until the second half of the second leg of the final. 3-1 up on aggregate, which two away goals to nil, we were cruising. Then they scored 3 goals in the first 16 minutes of the second half. We kept our composure though and scored the winner 2 minutes later. We could have made it more comfortable but we missed a 92nd minute penalty to wrap it up. The 2nd leg of the final was also my 500th game in management!

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In the Champions League, everything went well until the semi-finals. We ended up going to penalties with Urawa Red Diamonds and with the chance to win it with the 10th kick ... it was saved. They scored the 11th and we missed the 12th to go out in heartbreaking fashion. They went on to win the final on penalties as well! Still, another shot at it next season thanks to the cup!

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Next season is simple, win the league and the Champions League. Anything else will be a disappointment.

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COR 2032 - Season 13

Had a mini break from this challenge but back at it with this fake Brazilian league with the mighty COR. Apologies as I don't believe the league setting is correct but I cant get the proper teams names and league going but thankfully this is the last time ill be visiting these shores.

First league or cup (still don't know what it is) was the Brazilian Sao Paolo State Championships which starts off as a 4 team group however you play 12 different teams which you can also track an overall standing. I topped my group and had the second most points overall. Quarters I beat GUA 2 - 0, Semis I beat SEP 1 - 0. The final was played over two legs. First leg at home we drew with SPO 1 - 1 conceded an 85th equaliser, the second leg we also drew 1 - 1 after copping a red card in the 62nd min and conceded the equaliser in the 88th minute. We ended up losing in penalties.  

League table - went down to the very last game with some late drama. We had only been in top spot for four rounds out of the 38 but importantly, one of them was the last round. Down by a point in the last game, we were playing 14th at home and FLA were playing 18th away. We demolished our opponents and FLA went ahead in the 62nd min but then lost 2-1 to hand me the title.

Somehow a 7th place position last year qualified me for the Copa Libertadores (even tho rules say top 6). Absolutely over the moon to win this so I can close the remove the Brazilian league never for it to be added again. :Bowen:.  SPO almost spoiled the party again however the return leg at home we turned up and beat them 3 - 0. Had to turn around a first leg defeat in the semis and probably had our best performance of the year winning 4 - 1 away to GRE who were around 6th position in the league at the time. The final between the top 2 in the league was a dull 1 - 0 win after a 23 min goal. 

Didn't win the cup.

On the international front the World Cup was on. We (Italy) got out of the groups easily, beat Germany in the quarters then played rank no1 team in the World France in the Semis and lost 3 - 1 after taking the lead. Got sacked after that. Applied for the England job but didn't get it so ill remain patiently till something pops up.  

 

Top Domestic Leagues     5 / 10 - Bundesliga (Wolfsburg 2026), Serie A (AC Milan 2028), Premier League (Chelsea 2030), La Liga (Barcelona 2031), Brazil 1st Division (COR 2032)

Cups                                     3 / 10 - Betfred Cup (Arbroath 2023), DFB Pokal (Wolfsburg 2026), FA Cup (Chelsea 2029)

Continental                         3 / 6 - Club World Champs (Chelsea 2029), Champions Cup (Chelsea 2030), Copa Libertadores (COR 2032)

International                       2 / 5 - AFCON (Senegal 2023), Copa America (Brazil 2028

 

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Zhejiang Greentown

End of Season 2023

Firstly, I started my Continental pro course this year, but forgot to screen shot. Therefore, I start of with the league:

 

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Almost managed to go undefeated, but  that was not to be. Obviously, this meant:

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We did way better than last year, but so did Beijing. Anyway, What was more important this year was the cup:

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We lost in the fifth round to Beijing, which is really unfortunate. Beijing did go on to the final, but just like the league, fell short here too.

This Year, we also had the Champions League:

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Won with an attitude.

Oh, and the youth:

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Now that we have won ACL, I do not feel like doing another season just to win the cup. I intend to come back to manage India someday, so will win the extra cup there if needed. Therefore:

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I have Brazil and Mexico loaded, so now I wait and watch

Season   	Team    			Position  		Notes and Achievements
2019/20		Lee Man FC			1st			FA Cup and League Winners
2020/21		Lee Man FC			1st			Senior Shield, Sapling Cup and League Winners
2021		Zhejiang Greentown		14th			Just above drop Zone
2022		Zhejiang Greentown		1st			N/A
2023		Zhejiang Greentown		1st			Champions League Winner. Resigned at End of Season

Challenge Progress

Club

2/10 top domestic leagues (Hong Kong, China PR)

1/10 domestic cups (Hong Kong FA Cup, Hong Kong Senior Shield, Hong Kong Sapling Cup)

1/5 club continental championships (Asian Champions League)

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/1 world tournaments ()

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Santos Futebol Clube

End of Season 2024

As is obvious from the header icon, I got a Job in Brazil:

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This is how the table looked when I joined:

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Rather poor, considering Media predicted that the club would finish 2nd. The expectation was to finish 6th or better, which is rather steep from 16. Nevertheless, I guess that I would not have got the job if things were better. So, How did we do?

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It is easy to see that the bad results came in patches, and that was because very often, we were expected to play 2-3 matches with 7-8 first teamers on international duty. However,

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Interestingly, with 2 matches remaining Palmerias were 6th, 4 points ahead of us, and the target seemed impossible. Somehow, they managed to mess up

There was ofcourse the cup

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Unfortunately, we fell short of board expectations. Better luck next year

However, One important thing is that it is Brazil, so almost everyone has continental football. For us, It was Libertadores. I started off just after the Group stage. And:

 

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We won the damn thing!!! No internatioonal duties is the secret.

Finally, the youth:

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Better than what I am used to, but not that good. We shall see if any of then=m become useful.

This year there was the Copa America So Jobs became available. I took one:

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The only reason is to win thhe Copa America in 4 years, don't think I stand a chance in the World Cup

 

 

Season   	Team    			Position  		Notes and Achievements
2019/20		Lee Man FC			1st			FA Cup and League Winners
2020/21		Lee Man FC			1st			Senior Shield, Sapling Cup and League Winners
2021		Zhejiang Greentown		14th			Just above drop Zone
2022		Zhejiang Greentown		1st			N/A
2023		Zhejiang Greentown		1st			Champions League Winner. Resigned at End of Season
2024		Santos FC			6th			Copa Libertadores Winner		

 

Challenge Progress

Club

2/10 top domestic leagues (Hong Kong, China PR)

1/10 domestic cups (Hong Kong FA Cup, Hong Kong Senior Shield, Hong Kong Sapling Cup)

2/5 club continental championships (Asian Champions League, Copa Libertadores)

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/1 world tournaments ()

 

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11 hours ago, Britrock said:

@Sankalan you are flying through these seasons! The FM quarantine life is going well for you! :lol:

Thank god for Holidays and instant result

Santos Futebol Clube

End of Season 2025

In Brazil, The Year starts with the state league

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Both media and board expected us to win. Honestly, I do not get the structure of this state league, there are groups, but we seem to be playing everyone?

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Anyway, we won the final, so safe to say we won it. Now, onto the real League

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We were supposed to challenge for the title. Shoutout to Athletico Paraenese and Fluminense foor having nothing to the left of their name😉

Anyway,

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We won with quite a margin. Sad to lose to Parana, but Flamengo was acceptable.

This year we also had the CWC

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Never expected to win against Liverpool. Right? Surely we are much worse than European teams?

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Well, It turns out that if we had won against Liverpool, We would be looking at an all-Brazillian Semifinals. Crazy!!!

Somewhat better news came in Copa LibertaDores, which we retained:

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The sad part of the season, however, was:

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We did not win the cup. Which means that I will have to stay over for another million match season in Brazil.

On a side note, Here is how things went with Colombia

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In the World Cup, we are supposed to try to get to the Third round, and I am not really hoping to surpass that. Curious to see Chile miss out

Finally, we still have the Youth:

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Meh.

 

Season   	Team    			Position  		Notes and Achievements
2019/20		Lee Man FC			1st			FA Cup and League Winners
2020/21		Lee Man FC			1st			Senior Shield, Sapling Cup and League Winners
2021		Zhejiang Greentown		14th			Just above drop Zone
2022		Zhejiang Greentown		1st			N/A
2023		Zhejiang Greentown		1st			Champions League Winner. Resigned at End of Season
2024		Santos FC			6th			Copa Libertadores Winner	
2025		Santos FC			1st			League and Libertadores Winner

 

 

Challenge Progress

Club

3/10 top domestic leagues (Hong Kong, China PR, Brazil)

1/10 domestic cups (Hong Kong FA Cup, Hong Kong Senior Shield, Hong Kong Sapling Cup)

2/5 club continental championships (Asian Champions League, Copa Libertadores)

0/1 club world championship

International

0/5 continental tournaments ()

0/1 world tournaments ()

 

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Scott Williams Summer of '35

Mexico Gold Cup Review

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Results | Tree

I'll keep this short and to the point. Mexico won the Gold Cup with ease. Across the 5 matches they scored 22 and conceded 2. Scott's first international side, Honduras were beaten in the quarters and USA and Canada in the semis and final respectively. The only thing left to win for Scott is the Nations League and although it's not a requirement the completionist side of Scott wants to win it. So unless an Asian or South American position becomes available he will be continuing the commute from London to Mexico City

Personnel Career

Clubs Managed: 9
Nations Managed: 6
Trophies Won: 16
Runner Up Medals: 7
Manager of the Year: 6
2022, 2026/27, 2029, 2030, 2033/34, 2034/35 (Winner) | 2020, 2025/26 (Runner up)
Number of Sackings: 2 (Kaizer Chiefs, Suwon)

Career Earnings: £26.5 Million
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International Career

Season	Nation		Rank	Continental	World Cup	Things to Note
2023	Honduras	67th	-		-		Relegated from Nations League
2024	Honduras	72rd	-		-		Qualified for Gold Cup 2025
2024	Russia		42nd	-		-		2nd in NL Div B	
2026	Russia		30th	-		2nd Rnd v SUI	Topped Group, Lost to Switzerland
2027	Nigeria		12th	RU		-		AFCON Runners Up, Resigned as Manager
2031	Guinea-Bissau	53rd	Won				AFCON Winners
2032	Portugal	 3rd	Won		-		European Championship Winners
2034	Portugal	 4th	-		RU v Holland	Unsure how we haven't won that one
2035	Mexico		13th	Won				Gold Cup Winners
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Challenge Progress
4/10 Leagues 		(Chile; Curico Unido 2022, Argentina; Velez 2028/29, Italy; AC Milan 2033/34, England; Chelsea 2034/35)
4/10 Cups		(Copa Chile; Curico Unido 2022, RSA Telkom KO; Kaizer Chiefs 2025/26, Copa Argentina; Velez 2028
			Copa Italia; AC Milan 2033/34)
2/5  Continental	(Africa; Kaizer Chiefs 2026/27, South America; Velez 2029)
0/1  Worlds

3/5 Continental 	(AFCON; Guinea-Bissau 2031, EUROS; Portugal 2032, GOLD CUP; Mexico 2035)
0/1 Worlds

Total 
13/32

 

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I have decided to give this challenge a go, it looks quite fun.

I have got my first job with Limerick in the Irish First Division. Will see what happens.

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Season 2024

League | Champions League | Cup | Transfers

 

After our good form after taking over last season I was targeting the title. To do so required some movement in the transfer window, we managed to move on a couple of foreign players to free up space for a ones we signed, the most notable name being Draxler from PSG on a free. We also looked for the best young local talent and while we missed out on a couple we got a couple done too. We started the season on fire and set both league and club unbeaten records before our first, and only, defeat of the domestic season. We were pushed for a while but in the end the league was as comfortable as it looks. In the cup we were too much for any side and won that with ease to complete a domestic double.

The added goal for this season was the Champions League, we lost our first group game but from then on we were too good, won the group then had a fair comfortable run to the final where we were too good for Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia. Again the signing of Draxler just put us above every side at this level, he's too good and mixed in with our very good young players as well as having experience like Ikay Gundogan as well.

It was a short but fun time in Asia and I'm sure I'll be back some time for international football. However I did resign from Shanghi at the end of the season. I did have an interview with Boca but hey gave the job to some fella called Maradona instead :rolleyes:

One job I did get was with Nigeria. We lost my first game, a friendly to USA, before winning the other 4 and qualifying for the Cup of Nations (will be playing it soon so will report back) and also leave us in a good spot for World Cup qualification as well. There's not a great deal of young talent coming through so I'll likely just give the cup of nations a go before making up my mind about staying on.

Career Progress

Season  	 Team    		Country				League			Position 	 Notes and Achievements
2019/20		 FS Stars		South Africa		Championship			11th	  	 Appointed Jan 31
2020/21		`FS Stars		South Africa		Championship			3rd 		 Won promotion via playoff mini league
2021/22		 FS Stars		South Africa		Premier League			1st 		 League and cup double	
2022/23		 FS Stars		South Africa		Premier League			4th 	         Champions League winners
2023		 Shanghi SIPG		China			Premier League			2nd              Took over in 5th 
2024		 Shanhi SIPG		China			Premier League			1st 		 Also won Cup and Champions League
International
Season		Nation		Rank	Notes
2024		Nigeria		24th 	Qualified for ACON

Challenge Progress

Club
2/10 top domestic leagues – South Africa (FS Stars 2022), China (Shanghi SIPG 2024)
2/10 domestic cups  - South Africa (FS Stars 2022), China (Shanghi SIPG 2024)
2/5 club continental championships – Africa (FS Stars 2023), Asia (Shangi SIPG 2024)
0/1 club world championship


International
0/5 continental tournaments 
0/1 world tournaments

 

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Crispypaul
IF Karlstad
Swedish 1st Division
2020

League - Table | Fixtures 1 | Fixtures 2 - thought we would have a good chance, and we did, walking away with the league and even going unbeaten.

Cup - Fixtures - out before the groups unfortunately

Key players:

Noah Iversen - prolific Danish striker, no relation to Steffen

Ludvig Grahn - great centre half

Liridon Selmani - prolific two from the other main striker

Gustav Jarl - strong right back

Finances - sponsorship and a cash injection although expect these to deteriorate 

Got both my National C and B badges and I am studying for my National A in close season

Future - at 25% rep - I am staying for at least a season, aiming to get another better job in this league or above if I can.

Domestic
Season	 Team			Division		Position			Notes						
2019     IF Karlstad             Swedish 1st          6th
2020	 IF Karlstad		Swedish 1st		1st		Champions, National B


International
Year	   Team					Achievements


Challenge Progress

Club
 0/10 top domestic leagues
 0/10 domestic cups 
 0/5 club continental championships 
 0/1 club world championship

International
 0/5 continental tournaments 
 0/1 world tournaments 
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Kaizer Chiefs

Season 14 - 2032/33

Joined mid year during the xmas break and was given 14m pounds (more than what Marseille was offering). They were 7th and 11 points away from top and 10 points away from 3rd. We had 14 games to make ground, we won 13 of them and lost 1 away to a mid table team - standings . Effectively, that one loss cost us the league!

Fortunately for me, Kaizer had won the league the year before and were still in the group stage when I took over. The were sitting third 3 points behind second with 3 games to go in a group with Raja Casablanca, 1 de Agosto and Al-Ahli Tripoli. Won all 3 games to top the group. Games. We cruised through to the final and then won it in a regulation 2 - 0 win against Raja Casablanca.

Was from the start of the SA Cup with a nice 10 - 1 against some non league team. Couple of tight games along the way to winning the cup 5 - 0 in the final. 

This is going to be a short stay, contemplated staying for the league next year as I believe it would be the most straight forward leagues to win with this team but decided I will move on. 

 

Top Domestic Leagues     5 / 10 - Bundesliga (Wolfsburg 2026), Serie A (AC Milan 2028), Premier League (Chelsea 2030), La Liga (Barcelona 2031), Brazil 1st Division (COR 2032)

Cups                                     4 / 10 - Betfred Cup (Arbroath 2023), DFB Pokal (Wolfsburg 2026), FA Cup (Chelsea 2029), SA Cup (Kaizer Chiefs 2033)

Continental                         4 / 6 - Club World Champs (Chelsea 2029), Champions Cup (Chelsea 2030), Copa Libertadores (COR 2032), African Champions League (Kaizer Chiefs 2032)

International                       2 / 5 - AFCON (Senegal 2023), Copa America (Brazil 2028)

 

NEW JOB

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