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[FM16] The slow slog through Europe!

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May 2026

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We are the 2026 Estonian Cup winners :D An excellent first half display saw us run out as 4-2 winners but we've been badly dropping points in the league and we're now just one point ahead of FC Flora after losing against them away from home.

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I've speed-read all of this this morning, probably my favourite career of yours so far, very interesting. Looks as if your stint with Parnu has been one of the most successful yet, just lacking that league title which would be a big achievement, fingers crossed it's this year.

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5 hours ago, noikeee said:

I've speed-read all of this this morning, probably my favourite career of yours so far, very interesting. Looks as if your stint with Parnu has been one of the most successful yet, just lacking that league title which would be a big achievement, fingers crossed it's this year.

Thanks noikeee, I'm glad you're enjoying it that much, hopefully I can finish off my time in Estonia wit a league-cup double.

4 hours ago, deltablue said:

It was looking so good earlier but I hope you hold on.

Same here, we seem to like choking though.

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2025/26 European Roll of Honour

Champions League - Manchester City 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen

Europa League - Manchester United 3-0 Stoke

UEFA Super Cup - Real Madrid 2-0 AS Monaco

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2026 World Cup

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Major surprises all over with England, Italy and Brazil all failing to get out of the groups, and Canada coming out as simply unbeatable!

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July 2026

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We blew Europe big time winning 3-1 at home against one of my former clubs and then lost 4-0 away sinking without a trace..on the bright side whilst we failed in Europe we're succeeding in the league as FC Flora have faltered and we've retaken the lead in the title race.

 

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August 2026

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Not going to lie, I was worrying after the games against Narva JK Trans and Sillamae Kalev but back-to-back-to-back wins keeps us clear thanks to Flora not winning any of their last 4 games! 8 games left now and we're 7 points clear!

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Dijon Football Côte d'Or, commonly referred to as Dijon FCO or simply Dijon) is a French association football club based in Dijon. The club was founded in 1998 as a result of a merger between two local clubs in the city, and competed in Ligue 2 after suffering relegation from Ligue 1 in the 2011–12 season. The club earned promotion back to Ligue 1 at the end of the 2015-16 season.

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This is my shot, I'm managing a team in a very big country, can I hit the ground running and make a name for myself in the big-ish leagues?

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It's still worth a shot..

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Cyril Mercier

Rasheed Onuh

Luka Merdovic

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December 2026

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A decent couple of games with a win to 7th placed Stade Brestois and a narrow loss against AJ Auxerre.

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Well that's quite a step up in the career, I like it. Earned it with two national titles (Andorra and Estonia), too.

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14 hours ago, Makoto Nakamura said:

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Canada and Czech Republic in the final. Did they change the rules before tournament to play on ice? :D 

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6 hours ago, noikeee said:

Well that's quite a step up in the career, I like it. Earned it with two national titles (Andorra and Estonia), too.

It was one of 4 offers I was really interested, the others being Russian 1st Division side KamAZ but they were only offering £350 p/w, Hungarian side Puskas Akademia and League One's Luton Town.

6 hours ago, Koetzer said:

 

Canada and Czech Republic in the final. Did they change the rules before tournament to play on ice? :D 

Well Canada were hosting it :D

2 hours ago, Northernpilgrim said:

Good luck in France Makoto :)

Thanks Northernpilgrim :)

1 hour ago, BoxToBox said:

Excellent opportunity.

Let's hope so!

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January 2027

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We were unlucky to have been knocked out of the French Cup by league leaders Troyes AC but we are now out of the relegation zone!

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The first English club to have a tycoon takeover. Despite this they're only the 18th most valuable club in England, sat 19th in the Premier League and are also managerless after manager Alexandr Kerzhakov left them to manage Sheffield United.

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1 minute ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

Do you mind if I ask what your thinking was behind "disable player attribute masking" at the start?

It's how I've always had it since I started playing Football Manager, I've not really thought about it to much to be honest. It's just become a force of habit.

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February 2027

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An unbeaten month sees us go 9 points clear of the drop zone and a change in tactics against Troyes saw us with probably the best win so far :D

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March 2027

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Well that could have gone better, we're now just 4 points clear of the drop zone with 8 games left, maybe nervy times ahead.

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April 2027

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A mixed month but with some late goals we're hanging on in there with just 3 games to go we should do enough to hold on.

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2026/27 European Roll of Honour

Champions League - Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United

Europa League - RB Leipzig 3-1 Stoke City

UEFA Super Cup - Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United

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What happened to the Hungarian Champions?

 

EDIT: Also, just wondering - have any San Marino teams turned Semi-Pro? ;) 

Edited by Jupjamie

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7 minutes ago, Jupjamie said:

What happened to the Hungarian Champions?

 

EDIT: Also, just wondering - have any San Marino teams turned Semi-Pro? ;) 

The previous Hungarian Champions ended up getting themselves relegated :D

And 7 clubs are Semi-Pro, Domagnano, Folgore / Falciano, Juvenes Dogana, La Fiorita, Pennarossa, Tre Fiori and Tre Penne.

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Just now, Makoto Nakamura said:

The previous Hungarian Champions ended up getting themselves relegated :D

And 7 clubs are Semi-Pro, Domagnano, Folgore / Falciano, Juvenes Dogana, La Fiorita, Pennarossa, Tre Fiori and Tre Penne.

I know that... but how? From top to relegated in a year takes some serious skill - even you couldn't pull it off ;)

 

It's pretty interesting that 7 clubs in San Marino have gone Semi-Pro even without you managing there. I wonder how they'll do long term financially without you there to drag up their TV money.

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Wow, what a save so far! Had me hooked straight from the beginning. Hope all keeps going well in France--maybe a decent shot in Europe is soon to come.

I like the slower pace a lot, too. Gets a good sense of your ~universe~ going. I hope your Portuguese youth prospects are developing well.

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9 hours ago, Jupjamie said:

I know that... but how? From top to relegated in a year takes some serious skill - even you couldn't pull it off ;)

 

It's pretty interesting that 7 clubs in San Marino have gone Semi-Pro even without you managing there. I wonder how they'll do long term financially without you there to drag up their TV money.

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I have absolutely no idea in all honesty, they went from being champions of the Hungarian 3rd tier in 2020/21, to 1st tier winners in 5 years and immediately find themselves in the 2nd tier again. And I could try ;) For now all Sammarinese teams are secure financially with San Giovanni being worth the least at £400k and  Tre Penne being worth the most at £1.8m.

2 hours ago, dynaboyj said:

Wow, what a save so far! Had me hooked straight from the beginning. Hope all keeps going well in France--maybe a decent shot in Europe is soon to come.

I like the slower pace a lot, too. Gets a good sense of your ~universe~ going. I hope your Portuguese youth prospects are developing well.

Thanks @dynaboyj it means a lot :DEduardo Cruz (YP5a) is playing in the Portuguese Primeira Liga with Gil Vicente and Ricardo Oliveira (YP6a) is still playing in Atletico Madrid's B Team.

Edited by Makoto Nakamura

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Good survival season in France. Great seeing Canada win the World Cup as well.

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I find it amusing everyone's praising your "slower pace" when you seem to go through a season in one day. I take like 2 weeks for a season. :D

Good job turning it around in Dijon from last to 12th. Dijon might have to start being associated with football for me. Previously I associated Dijon with two other very different things:

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:)

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6 hours ago, deltablue said:

Good survival season in France. Great seeing Canada win the World Cup as well.

Thanks delta, we've been given no money this season and a wage budget cut so not really any room for improvement. Very surprising seeing Canada win but they do have 2 world superstars in their team which definitely help.

6 hours ago, noikeee said:

I find it amusing everyone's praising your "slower pace" when you seem to go through a season in one day. I take like 2 weeks for a season. :D

Good job turning it around in Dijon from last to 12th. Dijon might have to start being associated with football for me. Previously I associated Dijon with two other very different things::)

Yea haha it is quite odd but it's slower than 3 seasons per day :D Thanks noikeee but I think it will be difficult to improve this season.

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Maaan i wish i could be so stone cold when it comes to leaving a team if they sack me fine , if not it tends to get a one save club eventhough i start unemployed or want to go in diferent places and load like a dozen leagues .

 

 

BTW can you point me to the topic from where u got this fab DB i might try those Caucasian countries leagues for a change before FM 17 drops out

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August 2027

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Poor in the league with just one very surprising 6-0 victory away to Gazelec Ajaccio to give us some dignity but we're also through to the 3rd Round of the Coupe de la Ligue.

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1 hour ago, BoxToBox said:

That is harsh by the board.

Very :(

8 minutes ago, setzel said:

Maaan i wish i could be so stone cold when it comes to leaving a team if they sack me fine , if not it tends to get a one save club eventhough i start unemployed or want to go in diferent places and load like a dozen leagues .

 

 

BTW can you point me to the topic from where u got this fab DB i might try those Caucasian countries leagues for a change before FM 17 drops out

There you go :)

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15 minutes ago, Makoto Nakamura said:

 

Thanks man!

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15 hours ago, The_Gato_In_Goal said:

I'd suggest quitting while you're ahead ;)

I'd only assume getting sacked is a bigger rep loss than resigning.

I'll quit if it's necessary but I want to make it as far as I can, and what good is a career without some troubles :D

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October 2027

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Another mixed month but we got our first home win of the season and we upset Ligue 1's FC Metz to get to the 4th Round of the Coupe de la Ligue.

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