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@The Art of Drowning: Yeah, we became professional at the end of the season. I think it's mostly down to having a good bankroll before asking. I didn't find the top tier much harder than the second tier, but it could be differences. The only good teams in my games are FH, and sometimes Stjarnan. Arnaldsson looks like a gem! 

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'The Bucks' announce Matt Trower as the man to lead them on their new adventure.

Manager Profile season 1

After winning promotion last year Dave Hopkins made the surprise decision not to extend the contract of long term manager Martin McIntosh who had been at the club for the previous 5 years. When asked about this decision Dave simply said "The club wants to go in a different direction, I feel that the way forward for a club of our size and stature is to build a firm foundation through the youth academy. Unfortunately Martin did not agree and demanded a substantial war chest to take the club forward. Matt came forward during this time and blew me away with his vision for the club, the money we will be saving from developing our own players will be better used to further enhance the infrastructure at the club starting with the youth academy."

A statement from Matt read, "To have the opportunity of starting out my career at a club with a chairman who has a clear vision, one that mirrors my own philosophy, for believing in the youth at the club is a great honour. This will be a great journey and I am glad I can lead it."

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A much tougher season in my belgian adventure we started the season off very well winning 2 out of our first 3 games by at least 3 goals and we drew against recently relegated beerschot but after that the 442 struggled mightily i would regularly have both strikes below 6.5 rating so i decided to join the rest of belgium in a 4123 formation which provided good results until the second stage of the season where we struggling to score again!! and i kept changing formation which i should know from previous attempts only leads to disaster so i went back to 4123 for the last 3 games and we won 2 lost 1 to finish 9th not the worst season just slightly disappointing in comparison to last years title challenge.

The season Aims 

Phase in more youths - Yes all 8 tagged youths saw game time

Recover from end of season form- Sort of we still had our struggles

Look to improve facilities- only improved junior coaching we're too much in debt to improve anything atm

Keep Key players- was never in doubt 

 

League Table Positions

Squad review- still doing a full review as i don't feel like we have a top 3 of performers yet we're generally a mix of average to poor performers this year. I think next season i will only review the youths that have made appearances and the new intake.

Goalkeepers- Hannes- Poorer season his positioning annoyed me at times and i felt we could have had more points without him hopefully he can bounce back even stronger next season.

Defenders- as you can tell we had a constantly changing back line but i felt it was similar to last year where we had a mix of positive and negative performers.

Boudadi- Much improved season and he spent majority at right back and his 7 rating perfectly sums up his season as he was one of the more reliable players.

Renson- as you can see from his tag he retired!! my only decent left back retired after getting an injury for 8-10 months through sprinting! most likely i will hire him as an assistant manager in the youths as his coaching stats are quite good he was having a good season as well with 7.13 rating from 13 games his absence allowed my youth left back some needed game time.

Singh- Captain fantastic this year he's mr reliable and was one of the constants in the team as he was ever present in the league and only missed one cup game.

Willems- disappointing from him in terms of appearances once he hit 25 he lost all his potential and became a leading player for the division below us admittingly i tried to preferred youths over.

Verhamme- similar to willems except he actually performed poorly despite being the highest rated cb still a good player to keep around as an experienced head and versatile defender.

Carton- My Milner did ok in his appearances but same issues as last year he needs to nail down a position as he's too much a jack of all trades and i can't see him breaking away from being the sub option

Greeff 185- My young left back who got 16 games thanks to renson, he did well i like his stats nice team work and work rate i have high hopes of him and he'll start next year as our main left back.

Joao Rodrigues 181- Our star youth i had loads of bids for him but the highest came to 15k in total which was never going to happen, he was called up by portugal u19s and u21s but never got on the pitch i really hope he can turn into our main cb next year. One concerning thing is his determination has dropped down to 12 over one season from 17.

Belle 182- started off the season playing well and nailed down the rb slot but once our form went poor so did he and boudadi came in and belle struggled for opportunities, i do like him but he's got competition thanks to the new intake will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

Midfielders 

Weeghmans- One of the first names on the team sheet when he wants too he can win games on his own with his driving ability and long shots he improved his stats from last year in terms of goals and assists and is definitely a driving force in the team

Lacolley- i expected more from him tbh still had a good season but he needs to up his game to scare off any youths from overtaking him.

Haroun-Not a bad player does well when played but i think he might be leaving as he wants £450 pw for backup player which went happen it'll be a shame as he's got good determination and tutoring potential.

Grancea- feels much improved from last year he obviously read my review last season as he stepped up to claim the right wing spot as his own but he's got competition in the youths now so will have to keep improving.

Houze- Same as Grancea but to a lesser extent.

Aerts 186- With the formation change playing him as a cm-a  he does ok in his appearances but i want more from him a little target from me is for him to be in 7's for next season.

Kristoff 184- Good player with decent pace but poor technicals he was fantastic in the youth teams and did ok in his appearances this year but with the best youth of the 19's being a right winger he'll have to translate his youth form to seniors fast so he's not forgotten.

Bart 188- Our first youth scorer in the 2nd game of the season i really hope he has a massive improvement in his technicals as he's good potential but i can see him only ever being a backup player due to his decreased potential unless he has a big stats improvement .

Verbist 183- good dm played well and do like him he's a bit of a kante player in my eyes and hopefully continues in the same form next season.

Attackers- as you can tell our offence was awful this year and i actually hated how inconsistent we can be in front off goals nobody can step up and play decent on a regular basis which is disappointing hopefully someone steps up next season.

Eboigbe- Poor year from him again and he could be leaving he's another asking for too much money and not playing well enough for it.

Djouck- Very disappointing from our best player on paper he would always play poorly but there was never any telltale reason for it i'm struggling with him and he wants 1k in his next contract i'm hoping for a big offer for him as he's such a let down.

Constadines-Probabaly deserved more games but he could only ever be a short term option nothing more he was more well known for his tremendous form in the un21s.

Greef-194 The first 19" player to play and he disappointed but i like the look of him and hope for a good season for him.

Devos-187- 2 goals in 11 games is poor but i think he'll be a top player one day as he's got good stats hopefully he'll improve his performances for next season.

Youth Intake- a nice intake seems to be more well round than last years class i forgot to indivually tag most of last years as well so imagine how i felt when i realised i hadn't tagged any of this years until a month or so after the intake. 

Nationalites

191- made on appearance nothing special in that game but he's already improved to be 2 star ca so for me he looks like a more well rounder version of 187 bart hopefully he can put some pressure on grancea for next year

192-  similar to 186 aerts except he's the smaller version needs to improve his passing and technique but he's got good physicals and good mental attributes to be a good cm-a

193- Barts 188 challenger a like his 16 flair unfortnutenly he got injured in the trial game i haven't been able to see what he's like in game but there's an open slot in lw for him in the seniors if he wants it.

 

195- Looks very promising similar to Joao from last year except for his very poor determination he has the potential to break into the first team next year it will be interesting to see if he can as he's now the 4th youth cb I've got but he's already ahead of 2 untagged 18"s from last year in terms of ability.

196- Belle's 182 challenger a dual international of albania he's doesn't have much to stand out in terms of his attributes the best thing about him appears to be his name!

197- High potential hopefully he can replace hannes bit on the small side and not sure about his rating in tendency to punch .

 

Next season Aims

Get some youths to be key players

get rid of deadwood and overpaid

Aim to improve on 9th position

 

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So we went into the final game of the season 2 points clear at the top of the league but with a much worse goal difference than 2nd place.   We knew only a win would do but it was a tough away match, we lost 4-0... 

Still 2nd place with 0 goal difference is quite something: Table

Our key man is Arnaldsson but he is another one who won't sign a new deal so he probably won't be here for too long.

We also had a good youth intake including:

Arnason

Michaelsson

Arnason 2

Geirsson

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XaW - Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur - 2025

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We turned professional in the off season, so much of it was spent trying to get the players to sign full-time contracts. It should be quite easy, but I don't want the players to get release clauses for pennies. When most agents want those it's a struggle. There are still a few players on part-time deals due to this. Most notable of those are our top scorer Guðmundur Sigurðsson (YP23a), but I have hopes he will sign soon. We managed to keep hold of all the players I wanted this season though, but I've started on a tougher line with players. If they aren't looking to break into the main team soon and don't have a good personality or determination then you get kicked out. I think I've managed to stop the slow drop in determination we have had, or at least slow it further so it's not as noticeable. The season started with the Upper League Cup, as usual, and we got through the group stage without issue. Then we went all the way to the final against Fram Reykjavík from the second tier. We beat the 4-0 to give us another title. Then we beat ÍA in the Champions Cup a couple of days later.

The league started great as we went the first 7 matches without problem. However, in the 8th we lost away against FH. After that we went back to winning and kept it like that into the summer. In the VISA Bikar karla we beat Haukar, Fram Reykjavík, Breiðablik UBK and Þróttur Reykjavík to get to the final. ÍBV Vestmannaeyja was the final hurdle, and they managed to hold us to extra time before we won it. Three for three domestically. In the league we had such a big lead going into the final part of the season that it was all but mathematically done. We did lose another game though. In the home game against FH we lost to them again. They really are becoming our bogey team. We also drew away to UMF Selfoss, but other than that it was all wins. Becoming professional are starting to show already, I think. Our 4th consecutive title, and a full domestic clean sweep.

In Europe we started in the Champions League 2nd qualifying round against Shamrock Rovers of Ireland. 4-1 win at home and 2-0 win away showed us through. In the next round we played Qarabağ of Azerbaijan. 4-0 win at home, and 2-0 win after the long travel to Azerbaijan. In the playoff we drew Dinamo Bucureşti of Romania. We held them to 0-0 away, so I hoped we could clinch it in the home game, but it ended 1-1 to knock us out on away goals. This meant we went into the group stage of Europa League though, and here we drew Valencia of Spain, Panathinaikos of Greece and Hertha Berlin of Germany. We have played 2 matches so far, losing 0-1 at home to Hertha and losing 1-6 away to Valencia.

EDIT: The group stage is done, and we went out to no ones surprise. Just about everyone was surprised though, when we recorded 2 wins and ended on a very respectable 3rd place in the group. After losing the first two matches as described above we had two matches against Panathinaikos to play. First, in the home match we lost narrowly 1-2. We did come back great in Greece though as we beat them 3-1! The penultimate match was a trip to the capital of Germany, and we lost 0-1 to Hertha there. The final game was a home tie to Valencia. With nothing to lose I asked the lads to play our normal game and we somehow managed to win 1-0. Not very deserved, but I'll take in none the less! A very good European adventure for us, and it should help us in the seeding for the next seasons to come.

Financially we are very solid, the board payed of all our outstanding debt and the European TV money are coming in. The facilities are getting improved, but I don't have the option of improving the youth coaching and youth recruitment, but I hope I can improve it further.

The youth:

A solid youth intake this season, and one of the best is Garðar Sigurðarson (YP25a).

Season League Position Upper league Cup VISA bikar karla Europa League Champions League Top scorer Youth Coaching Youth Recruitment Training facilities Youth Facilities Average attendance Season tickets Achievements
2017 1. deild karla 1st Runner up Semi final N/A N/A Stefán Þór Pálsson – 14 Good Average Adequate Adequate 551 242 Champions
2018 Pepsi-deildin 8th Group stage 3rd round N/A N/A Róbert Kristinsson (YP17c) – 6 Good Average Adequate Adequate 840 358 Survived
2019 Pepsi-deildin 1st Group stage Semi final N/A N/A Darri Auðunsson (YP18a) – 21 Excellent Average Adequate Adequate 1,034 383 Champions
2020 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Quarter final N/A 2nd qualifying round Róbert Kristinsson (YP17c) – 13 Exceptional Average Adequate Adequate 1,502 821 Champions
2021 Pepsi-deildin 2nd Quarter final Winner Playoff 3rd qualifying round Viktor Örn Guðmundsson – 19 Exceptional Average Adequate Adequate 3,242 1,069 Cup winners
2022 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Winner Playoff N/A Brynjar Óli Þráinsson (YP20a) – 33 Exceptional Average Average Average 3,088 1,076 Full domestic sweep
2023 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Winner Playoff 3rd qualifying round Brynjar Óli Þráinsson (YP20a) – 19 Exceptional Average Average Good 2,493 1,274 Full domestic sweep
2024 Pepsi-deildin 1st Runner up 3rd round N/A Group Stage Guðmundur Sigurðsson (YP23a) – 25 Exceptional Average Average Good 6,794 1,453 Got far in Europe
2025 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Winner Group Stage Playoff Guðmundur Sigurðsson (YP23a) – 24 Exceptional Average Good Great 6,940 1,529 Full domestic sweep
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I also took a new review of the players in regards to personality, and this is what I got:

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I think I can see the effect of the things I've done. I'm looking for more and more green here, and less red. In regards to determination we are getting much much better, but we still need an improvement in professionalism. I'm still looking for my first model pro youth, but I have hopes.

Some of this I think is due to my staff. I've been looking for good staff and so far I've gotten in a couple of very good ones:
U19 Manager
HOYD
U19 Fitness coach
Fitness coach
U19 coach
Coach

I have others, but those are the best ones. It seems to be slowly working, but I'll continue to monitor it in order to continue improving this aspect of the development.

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Dulwich Hamlet - Season 2019/40 - Championship

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Leaguethis was maybe my toughest season yet. Runs of poor form and injuries left us desperate, a change in formation was required and we found some form. We went from 1 win in 16 to 4 in 16 so that was progress! A game unbeaten run saw us briefly get out of the relegation zone, we then went 6 without a win (5 losses) saw us slip back in. At this point I pretty much gave up hope, suddenly we found form, lead by Richard Byrne (18A) we won our last 5 games and somehow ended 18th. Really not sure how this happened but pleased to stay up. In the cups we didn't do too much, 4th round of FA Cup and quarter finals of league cup. 

Transfersno big losses, most players left and ended up at conference level which is about it.

Squadthey try their best but they're not good enough for this level, most are league two at best.

Financesstill really healthy 

Youth Intakeon paper it's a good one, 6 players with 5* potential 

Duncan Carr 23A - another CB but now that we've switched to 3 at the back we can give opportunities to more CBs

Leigh Chapman 23B - a solid striker, being retrained as we've gone strikerless this season

Ryan Richards 23C - promising CM, is needed as our better ones are old

Dan Darville 23D - can play full back either side

Michael Clough 23E - can play CM or AMC which suits the new tactic

Mohammed Musah 23F - winger but as we don't use them is being retrained

Career Overview

Season		League		Position	Achievements

2017/18		VNS		1st		Champions
2018/19		VNL		7th		
2019/20		VNL		14th 
2020/21		VNL		15th
2021/22		VNL		4th		Promotion via playoffs
2022/23		EFL2		22nd 
2023/24		EFL2		4th		Lost Playoff Semi Final	
2024/25		EFL2		22nd 	
2025/26		EFL2		19th 		
2026/27		EFL2		9th		
2027/28		EFL2		3rd 		Promotion!
2028/29		EFL1		3rd		Lost in Playoff Semi Final
2029/30		EFL1		13th		
2030/31		EFL1		8th		EFL trophy runner up
2031/32		EFL1		2nd		Promotion
2032/33		Champ		10th	
2033/34		Champ		16th 
2034/35		Champ		13th 
2035/36		Champ		11th 
2036/37		Champ		16th 
2037/38		Champ		11th 	
2038/39		Champ		15th 
2039/40		Champ		18th 

 

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Vikeologist's 2021/22 Chita Season Report
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A fairly boring season. For the first time we were entirely clear of relegation danger, and stood a chance of European qualification all season without it ever seeming likely to actually happen. European qualification was still a possibility until a bout 3 matches to go, and it would have gone to the final match if it wasn't for the fact that 2 rubbish teams made the final (1 of which knocked us out, lost in the final, and then were relegated) meaning that only the top 4 teams qualified for Europe via league placing.

Squad – The big development (for me) was that my team has transitioned from Fairly Pro to Pro. Some of the determinations are still coming down, but the squad personality seems to be having more positive than negative effects on the youngsters now.

Top Goalscorer Maxim Fomin (YP1d)  - 22

Fomin continued to develop. Unfortunately his contract is up in a year, and I doubt he’s going to stay. His strike partner, Razborov, only scored 6 goals. Admittedly I was giving a lot of chances to 2 young strikers, who I need to develop for life after Fomin. The 2 young strikers, Dmitry Lazarev (YP5b) and Sergey Masaev (YP4e) definitely are potentially a lot better than Razborov. Honestly I don’t think Razborov has really declined. I just think the rest of the team has improved. Masaev had the best strike rate behind Fomin.

Best Average Rating Fomin 7.12

Man of Match – Pridhodko (YP3b) – 5

MVP – Fomin. He’s our best player and it’s a pity that it doesn’t look as though there’s going to be any way to keep him. Imagine what he’d do is he wasn’t so unhappy at not being allowed to leave.

Youth Intake

Usually I give tags to all the potentially 5 star players, but this year there was only one. I initially tagged 4 of them, but honestly the 6d guy probably isn’t going to be retained beyond his youth contract, so now I only have 2 tagged. In part then this was a bad intake, but I think that the potential ratings are going down with the improvement of the team.

Anton Anuchin (YP6a) A central midfielder, which was excellent news. I haven’t managed to hold on to any of my (a) players for very long so far, but I offered Anuchin a generous initial contract, with a 2 year extension. I did put him straight into the first team, but at the end of the season he was relegated to being a reserve. However, he probably will be a first teamer next season, and with his set piece skills and professional personality, is valuable to me. I’m not going to get too attached though.

Renat Borodin (YP6b) Currently my 9th best central defender, so he hasn’t got  anywhere near the first team so far. However, I have sent quite a few first team squad players in his position on season long loans, because they were getting restless for first team football, so he may get opportunities next season. Potentially my second best central defender, but I’m hoping that being on loan will light a fire under a few of his competition.

Transfers – The board made me sell last year’s promising left back youth 'Mickey' Borisov (YP5a), but then again, I have 2 better left backs, so I didn’t protest it. I didn’t get as much money as I would have hoped, but I can always hope for a large chunk of his next transfer.

Facilities - The board have approved improvements to youth training and coaching.

Here's where things stand

Training Facilities - Excellent (initially Average)

Youth Training - Great (improvement pending, initially Average)

Junior Coaching - Exceptional (initially Adequate)

Junior Recruitment - Basic (as it's always been, never having had the option of improving it). In the 6 years, my club's reputation has only gone from 2 star to 2.5 star, but I'm beginning to think that this is a bug. I really should be able to be better than Basic at this point. If it doesn't improve, and along with it the potential of my intakes, will I be able to complete the challenge? Hard to say. I'll just have to make sure I qualify for Europe and get my rep up to 3 star next season.

 

Season	Division				Position	Notes										
16/7	National League				7th		Missed out on playoffs with 2 points from our last 5 matches.
17/8	National League				14th		Flirted with relegation all season, but it never got to see us naked.
18/9	National League				2nd		Automatic promotion.
19/20	Championship				14th		Avoided relegation in playoff.	
20/21	Championship				12th		Pushed for Europe until the final strait where we became a pushover.
21/22	Championship				7th		Hopefully this was the boring season before the glory days start.

 

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@darren1983 Like you, I have a lot of players who don't fit tactically into my system, (including, like you, wingers), so have to be retrained if I'm going to use them. However, sometimes I don't bother, because I've never really had a player become any good at a position that he's not suited for. Have you ever had a successful retrain? I'm tempted now just to keep training them as wingers, and then sell them when they're developed, but even the ones who improve don't seem to have their values go up, maybe because they're not notching many first team appearances unless they go on loan. I'd also like to keep them on if their personality might be useful, but I'm not sure this is actually a good idea. I have an 18-year old who's a pretty decent attacking right winger now, (in the Russia U20 team), with a professional personality, but am I really going to keep him around for 6 more years? What have you done with your wingers and other players in the wrong positions?

 

@XaW I wish I could see your personality reviews. I can see your other links. Why are your links for personality reviews different. Got to be honest. I don't fancy your HoYD's personality (or judging attributes) much. I appointed a resolute assistant U20 manager, and the only useful thing about him is his Resolute personality.

@Everybody else. Sorry to neglect you this time. I am following your exploits.

 

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@darren1983: At least you survived! Hopefully next season will be better!

@vikeologist: For the in-game pictures, I use the built-in steam upload thingy. For the personality I used another image host, but it might not be accessible for you for some reason. Anyway, I uploaded it again to imgur here. Hopefully you'll be able to see it now. I don't fancy his personality either, but he was pretty much the best I could find. No professional, fairly professional, resolute, or otherwise was willing to join as HOYD. I might have been able to promote someone from within, but he got his chance now, so we'll see how the intake is next season. If it's bad I'll probably try to replace him. It seems you have established yourself as a solid mid-table team. A good run could possibly give you European football in a few season.

My issue with personalities so far is that the tutor needs to be 24 or older. The one I have at that age don't have the personalities I want to spread, so there's not much tutoring going on. The goalkeepers are getting tutored by my captain Daníel Kári Víðisson (YP18c) who are fairly pro and a determination of 9. Not ideal, but better than they had before.

The new season have started great. 5 games, 5 wins and 19-0 goal difference.

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@XaW I love your spreadsheet. Does it fill in the hidden values automatically when you put in the personality and media handling. I don't really know how media handling reflects hidden stats. I think we're kindred spirits in our interest in this side of the game. I was thrilled when my squad personality changed to professional, and then horrified when it temporarily slipped back for a few weeks. I think that I will have to try to make sure that high potential players with bad determination are held back long enough to be tutored, although as I now only have 1 tutor, there's not much I can do about it for a while...

You think your tutoring situation is bad. (Having looked at it closely, I do accept that it is bad). I have 6 Professional and 15 Fairly Pro players, but not a one of them older than 20. Tutoring for the next 4 seasons is going to be entirely via a player with a balanced personality and a determination of 10, because that's all I have, and when he stopped tutoring a player this season, the young guy's determination , which had gone up by 2 instantly starting going back down again. I do think though that the players with low professionalism are the ones whose determination goes down. The young player in question does still have low professionalism, even after the tutoring. I must stress. I'm not cheating by looking at the hidden stats. Because of my squad personality, I can tell which players have low professionalism from their reports, though things have improved markedly. The problem is players with high determination and low pro, because I don't want to tutor them. Hopefully the squad personality will kick in at some point. It is already. My number of F Pro players is increasing nicely. It's just the dipping determination which is still a problem.

 

 

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Ok, it's once again time for a review of the unfaithful ones!

Árni Freyr Tryggvason (YP16a) - History - Sold to KAA Gent for £205k in 2019. Still at Fram Reykjavík. They are promoted to the top tier now, but I still think he would rather play for us.
Darri Auðunsson (YP18a) - History - Sold by the board to Cardiff for £35k in 2020. Still playing for Cardiff. Broke his leg last season and was out for most of it, but are back for them in the new season. A players I wish I still had.
Kristinn Einarsson (YP17a) - History - Sold to Standard Liège for £2,1M in 2021. Was released in the summer, but haven't found a club yet. Ended with a single match for Standard Liège, so I won't say he has been much of a success since he left us.
Valgeir Hróðmarsson (YP19a) - History - Sold by the board to West Bromwich Albion for £220k in 2022. Played a bit for West Brom, but got loaned out to Udinese for a season. This summer he was released by West Brom (making us lose the sell clause), and got picked up by Stade Brestois in the French second tier. He would sit great in my team, but alas.
Sindri Hilmarsson (YP20b) - History - Sold by the board to Stoke for £225k in 2022. Still at Stoke, but don't play much for them. Still a great defender if somewhat short.
Hermann Ágúst Ólafsson (YP17e) - History - Sold by the board to Bologna for £275k in 2022. In a rotation role at Bologna, but into his last season now. Hopefully they will give him a new one or sell him for big money so I'll get payed more. A solid back, but I think we have better players now.
Jason Einarsson (YP21a) - History - Sold by the board to Watford for £275k in 2023. Still an amazing player. Got sold for a very low amount to Lyon by Watford. We got some money for it, but I think he should have commended a much higher amount. He is a fantastic talent I wish I still had.
Guðmundur Sigurðsson (YP23a) - History - Sold to Anderlecht for £2,5M in 2025. Sold him since he wouldn't sign a new contract and only had a year left on his current deal. Got a big amount of money for him, but I'd rather have kept him due to the lack of strikers in the squad.

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@vikeologist have had a couple of successful retraining's, namely c couple AMCs trained to IF's but other than that my better ones have come from training players to become natural at roles rather than positions. 

@XaW Happy to survive last season, really thought I was done for. This season is going ok, currently not involved in a relegation battle but table is so close that it could go either way.

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@vikeologist. No I calculate it manually by this guide. I would love to have it done automatically, but I can't be bothered to make it. It shouldn't be difficult, but I haven't done Excel formulas or macros in a long time and would rather play the game than try. If I get the spirit over me, I'll do it and post it somewhere for you, but don't hold your breath.

As you I don't have enough suitable tutors as only my goalkeeper is good enough. I have a centre back that's professional, but his determination is only 6, so would rather him not drop the determination of the squad. I'm just waiting for the real good personalities are old enough to have a great impact.

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Inspired by @XaW look at his traitors thought I'd look back at my own big sales 

Andrew Acton (12A) - History - we got 1 season out of him before Sunderland grabbed him for £1.9m. He's hardly played in 11 seasons but would still be our best keeper

Ramer Gibson (20A) - History - came through with the tag of "best of his generation" we got 1 league cup game from him before the board accepted a £2.5m deal, not yet really broke through but still only 19. Played against us last season while on loan at Bournemouth.

Peter Evans (18C) - History - got a couple seasons from him, hasn't really done much for Leicester but would still walk into our team.

Rory Collis (17A) - History - our big sale. He met all the clauses so we ended up getting the full £31m for him, he's now a full international and doing well, looked to be getting interest from a couple of the bigger clubs last season so hoping he gets sold as we have a 40% sell on clause. Would love to still have him. 

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Wow, you've had some great talents coming through, @darren1983! Collis is an amazing talent!

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@XaW yeah Collis is great, shame we got 1 season out of him when he was 17. Though his sale has funded our off field development, I got junior coaching up to exceptional as quickly as I could but since the Collis sale I've got our youth facilities up to excellent, got a level 1 academy and training facilities to average so fingers crossed we should be producing some more players like him soon. 

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6 hours ago, vikeologist said:

@XaW I don't fancy your HoYD's personality (or judging attributes) much. I appointed a resolute assistant U20 manager, and the only useful thing about him is his Resolute personality.

I just had my youth intake, and I think he'll have to go. One of the poorest one I've had since the game started. Going to go staff hunting now.

5 minutes ago, darren1983 said:

Hate my chairman so much, Jan transfer window, on deadline day he sells our most promising player for £3m despite having over £30m in the bank. 

Ouch! I had a lot of those at the start of my career, but luckily I've been spared for it in the latter years.

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I have stopped my Lyn carreer for now. I managed to get promoted with a bit of luck, and guess what? No professionism... so I should start the Tippeligaen (1st tier) as the only semi-professional team. That is discouraging me, I hoped that reaching the 1st tier would automatically transform us to a professional team (like when you reach League 2 in England or Lega Pro in Italy).

Maybe I'll find motivation to try anyway, but for now I jump to other ongoing carreers, sorry.. :(

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1 hour ago, XaW said:

Ouch! I had a lot of those at the start of my career, but luckily I've been spared for it in the latter years.

Just adds to my frustration. It's an annoying cycle - can't progress because our brightest prospects get sold before we get much out of them, but they get sold because we aren't progressing. :mad: 

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Dulwich Hamlet - Season 2040/41 - Championship

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Leagueyet another frustrating season, for 2 thirds of the season we were a pretty decent mid table side, drawing a few too many and not scoring enough but then we, as we often do at some stage of a season, fell apart. Only 2 wins in our final 13 games (9 losses) saw us in free fall ending in our now customary lower half position. Main issue was scoring again, last season Byrne got 22 goals (16 the year before) but only 9 this year. Need to try and sort that with another tactical shuffle this summer

League CupNewport fell to our backups before we were outclassed by Premiership side Watford

FA Cupwoeful as we lost to a poor Wigan side

TransfersOnly big sale was Richards to Liverpool that I mentioned earlier

SquadSame as usual really, Potts (19C) in goal, Kyriacou (19A) and Alexander (22C) are the only championship quality players  and all want to leave for a bigger club :( 

FinancesStill really healthy, which makes the enforced sales even more frustrating

Youth IntakeOur first as a level 1 academy was a little disappointing tbh. Some OK players tagged but not sure any will make it

Grant Shipperley (24A) - CM or DM, could have a chance if I revert back to the 433 I used to play

Mike Ridley (24B) - winger able to play either side, could become handy

Danny Campos (24C) - another LB, really only tagged him for his 2nd nationality being Peru :D 

Luke Egan (24D) - another keeper, could be solid with some work

Career Overview

Season		League		Position	Achievements

2017/18		VNS		1st		Champions
2018/19		VNL		7th		
2019/20		VNL		14th 
2020/21		VNL		15th
2021/22		VNL		4th		Promotion via playoffs
2022/23		EFL2		22nd 
2023/24		EFL2		4th		Lost Playoff Semi Final	
2024/25		EFL2		22nd 	
2025/26		EFL2		19th 		
2026/27		EFL2		9th		
2027/28		EFL2		3rd 		Promotion!
2028/29		EFL1		3rd		Lost in Playoff Semi Final
2029/30		EFL1		13th		
2030/31		EFL1		8th		EFL trophy runner up
2031/32		EFL1		2nd		Promotion
2032/33		Champ		10th	
2033/34		Champ		16th 
2034/35		Champ		13th 
2035/36		Champ		11th 
2036/37		Champ		16th 
2037/38		Champ		11th 	
2038/39		Champ		15th 
2039/40		Champ		18th 
2040/41		Champ		19th 

 

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I lost my whole season summary! :mad:

I'll make a short one soon....

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XaW - Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur - 2026

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Table | Past positions | Squad | Transfers | Finances

Ok, I lost my entire big summary, so this will just be a short one. Easy league win, but lost 4 games. Quarter final in the Upper League and winner of the VISA bikar karla. In Europe we beat Shamrock Rovers of Ireland and Sheriff Tiraspol before losing on away goals against FC København in the playoff for Champions League so I ended in Europa League. In the group stage I drew Inter, PAOK and Dinamo Bucureşti. I've beaten Inter at home and Dinamo Bucureşti away so far, and I'll update when the group stage is done.

Very poor youth intake, so I'm swapping out my HOYD if I can find anyone better

Season League Position Upper league Cup VISA bikar karla Europa League Champions League Top scorer Youth Coaching Youth Recruitment Training facilities Youth Facilities Average attendance Season tickets Achievements
2017 1. deild karla 1st Runner up Semi final N/A N/A Stefán Þór Pálsson – 14 Good Average Adequate Adequate 551 242 Champions
2018 Pepsi-deildin 8th Group stage 3rd round N/A N/A Róbert Kristinsson (YP17c) – 6 Good Average Adequate Adequate 840 358 Survived
2019 Pepsi-deildin 1st Group stage Semi final N/A N/A Darri Auðunsson (YP18a) – 21 Excellent Average Adequate Adequate 1,034 383 Champions
2020 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Quarter final N/A 2nd qualifying round Róbert Kristinsson (YP17c) – 13 Exceptional Average Adequate Adequate 1,502 821 Champions
2021 Pepsi-deildin 2nd Quarter final Winner Playoff 3rd qualifying round Viktor Örn Guðmundsson – 19 Exceptional Average Adequate Adequate 3,242 1,069 Cup winners
2022 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Winner Playoff N/A Brynjar Óli Þráinsson (YP20a) – 33 Exceptional Average Average Average 3,088 1,076 Full domestic sweep
2023 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Winner Playoff 3rd qualifying round Brynjar Óli Þráinsson (YP20a) – 19 Exceptional Average Average Good 2,493 1,274 Full domestic sweep
2024 Pepsi-deildin 1st Runner up 3rd round N/A Group Stage Guðmundur Sigurðsson (YP23a) – 25 Exceptional Average Average Good 6,794 1,453 Got far in Europe
2025 Pepsi-deildin 1st Winner Winner Group Stage Playoff Guðmundur Sigurðsson (YP23a) – 24 Exceptional Average Good Great 6,940 1,529 Full domestic sweep
2026 Pepsi-deildin 1st Quarter final Winner Group Stage Playoff Brynjar Óli Þráinsson (YP20a) – 36 Exceptional Average Impressive Excellent 7,400 1,576 Do well in Europe
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What a season for the belgians we had a good season bouncing back from last year we had goals from all over luckily because our top goalscorer barely got into double figures. We were playing a lot of youths and managed to stay in the top 4 majority of the season and we ended up finishing 2nd on 51 points whilst league leaders Beerschot were on 58 and this is where belgiums flawed promotion comes into place as in the promotion stage 4 teams play each other twice with their points halved and the goal difference to 0 i think it's unfair for the leaders and last time out in this stage we didn't win a game so imagine my delight when we won our first 3 we then went onto draw our next 3 games but it didn't matter because a draw in game 5 was enough to secure our PROMOTION!!! Celebration times at Tienen as a long season is coming as history has shown the past 3 winners of the belgian amateur division have all been relegated in their first season in Pro league B

Past Positions League Table Playoff Table Facilities

Negative of this wonderful season was our ever growing debt which lead to the pesky board some of you have spoke off to come back and bite me as my best prospect 181 was sold for a measly fee i really liked him and he was actually ever present till the point he left so to lose him was devastating especially since he finally made his international debut! for one minute. This exit stung even more as only a couple days earlier his potential partner/replacement 195 left for a tiny fee he never played for me as i was hesitant to play two smaller youths at cb especially when we have 3 senior cbs already he was well ahead in his development and could've been fantastic i do hope he fulfils his potential despite his early exit.

Team of the Year Manager of Year

A very big shoutout to Jannick Weeghmans my star player and favourite he was a machine for us and in the play offs he played majority of the game against beershot in the 2nd game of the playoffs he played the majority the game with a damaged heel! The driving force of the team and undisputed first name on the team 

18" Intake every one got some games it seems despite be very raw technically they are ready for seniors as most are squad rotation and first team players

181 As mentioned he left hopefully his 40% sell on clause comes handy big miss for the team but we had others to step up into his absence and one player who impressed and has developed well over the past couple of years is this guy Chancel did well when played hoping he continues his development from the youths into the seniors.

182 Played 20 games this year as him and Boudadi shared game times he does well but has an eventual poor game still lacking technical ability but performs to a decent standard and i hope he continues to progress well.

183 For majority of the season he was really good i like his mobility and improved a lot in comparison to last year but again similar to 182 he lacks technical ability but didn't affect his performances.

184 needed more game time and he impressed in a short spell before eventually dropping off he needs to improve heavily as there's two younger youths much better than him, he did actually score in my eyes our goal of the season a first time volley from 35 yards.

185 Played 20 games but expected more from him and now he's got competition in 203, i like his high work rate and team work couple with brilliant fitness and i have high hopes that the next level will be good for him.

186 when he first arrived in our academy i wasn't sure where to play him but he suited centre mid very well and actually came third in young player of year very well done from him as he achieved my target from last season and achieved over 7 rating.

187 16 games and 5 goals decent return thats made him worse when one was a hatrick and other a brace so for 14 of the games he was goalless i struggle with his role as he's not a target man thanks to his jumping reach so hopefully he can start to develop as i'm desperate to have a consistent striker

19" Intake i had expected more from this intake as it was disappointing that an untagged player performed the best in their first full season i think next year will be this intakes big year in terms of making an impact in the senior team.

191 A physical star but very disappointing in his appearances as he failed to put an end product to his dribbling i hope he start to get the ball in the back of the net or he risks being overtaken by other youths and he's drawing interest so for hopefully theres no offers.

192 JLS got some decent games despite our best performing players being in his position i really like the look of him his mental and physical stats looks good unfortunately for him he came more into the team at the end of the season where the stakes were high.

193 made only 1 appearance and possibly deserved more but we have a lot of options in left wing so if he gets chances he'll have to step up he seems very similar to 184 so hopefully he can follow his trend of getting more games in his third year.

194 I like this player he's pacey a good finisher and a potential captain his rating was dragged down by poor performances where he missed chances but he gets himself in the right place which is a key thing for me so if he becomes clinical he could be my number one striker

195 Previously mentioned he's departed disappointed but wasn't a loss in the first team a bigger disappointed was his fee!

196 Made an appearance in the dead rubber last play off game a bit defensive and slow for my liking as a full back he's developed nicely as he's nearly on par with 182.

197 Bit on the small side for goalie very promising it will be interesting to see if he can break into the team.

Bram Verbrugen Developed really well and deserved a tag i initially didn't tag him as he didn't look better than either of the wingers of this intake but he developed really well and broke into the first team he mainly played as an inside forward on the wing and with 4 goals to show for it i look forward to seeing how he progresses.

20" Intake Very High potential and provides some competition for existing youths and hopefully some make an impact in the next season. 

Nationalites- a couple of congo's again but overall i'm happy with the personalities its a variety but with only one player with low determination and even a player who's driven with 18 determination it's shame he's an awful player.

201 looks like a potential star did well in his two performances

202 A centre back who is already on par with our other cb youths high potential.

203 finally a challenge for Greef i hope they can spur on a competition similar to boudadi and belle

204 looks good and good challenge for our resident dm 183 

205 very similar to 197 slightly lower potential but abhigher starting cpa for now he's the u19 keeper

206 has played well for the youths so far he has a lot of competition so will have to make sure his chances are taken 

207 read 206 

Season Aims

Get some youths to be key players- Yes more and more youths played 

get rid of deadwood and overpaid- Two players left at the start both retired and both weren't missed looking for more players to depart but i think we need as much experience as possible for next year

Aim to improve on 9th position- achieved without a doubt 

Next Season

Continue giving more game time to youths

Improve facilities and become professional

SURVIVE!

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Polonia Warszawa 2023/2024

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League - Squad - Transfers - Finances

 

As I expected we were trying to survive. Two key players left  The Traitors Rafal Olesinski (YP18a) went to Watford for 650K and got only 3 caps then get on loan to USA where he play 6... Well we got money anyway but he is not playing at all there. Next one Jacek Sajdak (YP19b) 250K to Gornik Leczna playing only in second team. I can say 2 fallen star's from Polonia unlucky for them and for me. There was a small problem in middle of the season becouse I went on holidays to skip season break and my senior club loan me a player I couldn't make him back to them so I put him in second team and he never played as you can see. I think that our team have more staff then actually player's but :D even witch such big staff from around the world we don't have a lot of great talent's and foreign one's. Our Facilities are much better since we start our journey I hope that allow us to back in next 3 season's to Lotto Ekstraklasa but first need to find out new tactic and fix team spirit.

Youth intake

Forgot screenshot 1 player was only tagged.

 

Bartosz Szczepanski (YP24a)

 

PS. Question to @XaW who in your team bring new players Youth Manager or HOYD? And you prefer more skilled working with youngstars and determination or judging potential and ability? What are your observation about this zone of club?

 

 

 

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    Season		League		Position		Achievments
    
    2017/18		PFD		11th			Survived
    2018/19		PFD		5th			
    2019/20		PFD		9th
    2020/21		PFD		2nd			Promotion
    2021/22		LE		8th		   	Survived
    2022/23		LE		15th			Relegated
    2022/23		PFD		13th			Survived

     

 

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League Table: So yet again we took it to the last game of the season and yet again we had it all in our own hands.  Yet again we finish 2nd :D  This time we went into the final game 2 points behind leaders KR with our final game being a home match against them, we could only manage a 1-1 draw so just missed out on the title.

I think we may have won it if we kept hold of Arnaldson, managed to talk my board out of accepting £300k for him but then more bids came in and I was in a position to negotiate.  Realistically I couldn't refuse the offer though and the money has come in very nicely as the board are now willing to upgrade our youth facilities.

Europe was a nice adventure where we easily saw off Dinamo Minsk and FK Ventspils in the first 2 Europa qualifiers before coming up against Everton.  We went ultra defensive and "only" lost 3-0 away, actually put up a great fight in the home leg too but lost that one 3-2.  Was a nice bit of a financial boost though.

Ulfur Arnar is our other top player, he is wanted by pretty much all of Belgium so I imagine it won't be long before he follows Arnaldson out of the door.   We are in for a struggle next season as we don't have any good strikers left, tempted to try a striker less formation.

Youth Intake is in, not a bad one but we now have about 7 right backs with good potential.  I think the player I have most hope for out of that list is Ingason.

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Buxton 2017/2018

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So, 10 games into my challenge with Buxton and we lie rock bottom.  We have struggled to build up any consistency, when I feel that we are making progress we fall to a late goal, when we struggle to score we only lose by one and when we are firing in 3 in a game, so do the opposition. We don't have amazing current ability throughout the squad but the potential doesn't look too bad. The one player that does currently stand out for me in the opening part of the season however is a 16 year old lad called David Baldwin, he is described as a winger but due to lack of other options I have preferred to play him as a striker and he hasn't disappointed, at least not for a 16 year old anyway.

Players are of course unhappy with the standard of fitness training and the facilities leave a little to be desired. Financially we are currently projected to be £400k in the red by the end of the season and this hasn't been helped by getting dumped out of the FA Cup 2nd qualifying round by lowly Morpeth.

Not sure how the rest of the season will go, but I'm not hopeful. Unless I can find a rhythm and a tactical style that works with the players I have I feel the trap door is already creaking open.

We shall see.

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Well new tactic works great so far in 10 matches we lost only 4 goals  we have 20 points and we are leader of the league, team spirit is great too! Can we keep that to the end?:D Im only mad for first match with Olimpia  it was 21-4 in shots and we still lost grr....

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Vikeologist's 2023/22 Chita Season Report
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League We were challenging for continental qualification all season. There were 6 clubs chasing the 5 European spots, and I was worried that our habitual late-seaso0n collapses were actually a habit as we lost a couple of key games against our rivals near the end of the season.

However, with 2 matches to go we were assured of Europe and my gaze turned to the possibility of finishing 3rd, which would get us into the Europa League group stage. This would probably be important because we have absolutely no European coefficient yet, so a playoff would probably bring a very difficult tie.

In theory we could still finish second and qualify for the Champions league, but as there was a 5 point gap between 2nd and 4th (us), I paid the possibility no heed.

With 1 match to go we were 3 points behind, and still in 4th. I checked out whether it was possible, and it was. The team in 2nd had just 1 more win than us, so we could finish with the same number of wins, when it would go to record between the teams, where we would have the advantage. So we needed second place Rubin to lose, third place Zenit not to win, and of course we had to win. I was delighted that Rubin’s last match was against the league champions.

And lo, it all came to pass. We won (very comfortably) and the other 2 teams lost. We moved into a top 2 place for the first time in the season, just when it counted, and are in the Champions League next season, albeit probably not for very long.

In the end Rubin failed to qualify for Europe anyway, for financial reasons. This means that in retrospect the whole end of season was a lot less meaningful, but we didn’t know that. We need to do well in Europe, (to improve the national coefficient), because nobody else from Russia is.

 

Youth Intake

Really only one player who was likely to be very useful, and indeed he already has been. 3 players tagged this year, although there’s been players who’ve transcended their lack of a tag over the years.

Igor Sokolov (YP7a) – Instantly one of our best strikers. At first he mostly just sat on the bench while he became familiar with the tactics, but he started the last 5 games of the season, and grabbed 7 goals in those 5 games. Again, trying not to get too attached, but including my optional extension of 2 years, I have him tied up for the next 5 seasons with no release clause.

Alexandr Pakhomov (YP7b) Will probably be a very good player, but he’s a winger, so not much use to me. I’m retraining him as a striker, just in case.

Azamat Babushkin (YP7c) Defensive midfielder who I’ll have a go at retraining as a central defender, although my U19 manager keeps playing him in central midfield.

 

Squad

 

Top Goalscorer  Razborov - 22

Razborov’s days as a starter are probably numbered, and that number may even be a negative number given the quality of young strikers coming through. By the end of the season he was usually on the sub’s bench. His 120 minute strike rate was decent enough, but then again, we are one of the top teams now.

Best Average Rating  Igor Sokolov (YP7a) 7.49. Players have to play a minimum of 10 matches to qualify for these end of season awards, and Igor The Sock Puppet played in exactly 10 matches including sub appearances, including those last 5 matches with the 7 goals.

Man of MatchIgor Sokolov (YP7a) – 4 Now that’s just embarrassing for everybody else that started more than Igor’s 5 matches.

MVPIgor Sokolov (YP7a) I guess he really made a difference at the end of the season, even though it may just have been a purple patch of form at the right time.

 

Transfers

Just the one. Maxim Fomin (YP1d)  (our main striker) only had a year left on his contract, and he clearly wasn’t going to resign before clubs could offer him contracts, so I sold him for basically £7 million plus a potential chunk of future profit.

I also received a really good offer (about £7 million) for my backup attacking midfielder, Sergey Prokopenko (YP4a). Instead I gave him a shot in the first team, even though he was replacing maybe the best player in the team. He promptly got himself injured for the remainder of the season, which solved that dilemma, but only until next season. He’s good and he knows he is.

So I used the money for Fomin to improve my training facilities. I think my Training and Youth Training are almost maxed out now. Just one more upgrade each, though I don’t have enough money at the moment. Junior Coaching is exceptional, which is the best you can have.

In the meantime, my youth recruitment is still stuck at Basic. I’ve posted a save game asking if it’s a bug, but SI haven’t replied. Maybe I’ve upset them with my thread in GD, but I am actually trying to help them by posting possible bugs. We’ll see if my YR can be improved after (hopefully) a reputation bump from qualifying for Europe. (Nope, our rep is still only at 2.5 stars. Looks like we’ve actually got to compete in Europe to see a significant bump.

Anyway, hopefully we stand a good chance of winning the league next season, and do well enough in Europe for the finishing line to be in sight, This is the first time I've got into Europe in this challenge.

Season	Division				Position	Notes										
17/18	National League				7th		Missed out on playoffs with 2 points from our last 5 matches.
18/19	National League				14th		Flirted with relegation all season, but it never got to see us naked.
19/20	National League				2nd		Automatic promotion.
20/21	Championship				14th		Avoided relegation in playoff.	
21/22	Championship				12th		Pushed for Europe until the final strait where we became a pushover.
22/23	Championship				7th		Hopefully this was the boring season before the glory days start.
23/24	Championship				2nd		Qualified for Champions League (and Europe) for first time.	

 

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@Matty Hope you can dig yourself out of the hole. I (abortively and briefly) tried the challenge a couple of times with Folkestone and Dulwich, and with Folkestone I stood no chance financially. After 10 games we were doing well in the league, but already 300k in the red. Don't mean to be discouraging. if you can turn the form around and sell some players, it could still turn out ok.

@The Art of Drowning Do you mean you have no good players in terms of current ability, or not even with the potential? Be interesting to see if you can bring any strikers through, or if you'll even use strikers anymore. Other clubs do seem to really love strikers. I sense that even though I have 5 ok strikers, most of whom may soon be more than ok, one does need to have a lot of strikers coming through to compensate for losses. The striker we lost last season, Fomin, wouldn't have even got any first team action if we hadn't been forced to sell the even better strikers that cam into the club at about the same time.

@Sn00gle Like your calling them traitors. that's how I feel as well, with a side dish of 'stupid because you're not even getting first team football anymore'. I must admit I think this challenge should consider the 'Dulwich hamlet Challenge' rule where you can buy back youth prospects that you've sold, although it seems that often they don't want to come back even when they're a free agent. I've lost some good coaches that are now sitting on their arse doing nothing because the quality of my (freshly Champion league) players isn't of a high enough quality to tear them away from their life streams of Big Survivor Siberia.

@GottaBeatThemAll Wow, those fees are tiny. Most of the time I've had my players sold over my head, the fees have been in the millions, and have financed our now very good facilities. I wish I could believe that we won't lose more players now we're in Europe, but increasingly their agents are insisting on release clauses. It will be frustrating if I start losing people and have no more facilities to spend the money on. Unfortunately I think we're never going to outgrow our 10k capacity stadium. Let's hope we at least get our first ever sold out game in the Champions League.

@XaW (and @Sn00gle) Did you manage to get a new HoYD? Personality (and preferred formation) is very important to me, especially once you have enough coaches that their coaching stats don't matter. I find that HoYD judging stats tend to be quite good as a rule. Really though, I'm not sure what we need for this challenge. I mean I'd expect him to bring people through in his preferred position, and my guy like 442 which could mean lots of obsolete wingers for me, but in fact I tend to end up with more AML/Rs than ML/Rs. My gut feeling (because honestly that's all it is) is that personality is the single most important thing, because it just improves the odds of getting good personalities that little bit more. Of course, the way I play the game should be retitled Personality manager.

@darren1983 How close are you to being maxxed out on facilities? Hope you find the tactic to take you to the next level.

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Since season 2 I belive I used this HOYD for HOYD (cheers for by buddies in Iceland challenge ;) Im scouting that region) with more working with youngstars (best I can get for my team...) I didn't watch for prefer formation though and style (I was mad that im geting allways the winger's I've never get a decent striker or DL or DR ). Intake I've got just right now from him. As you can see again im geting winger... but this guy have bigest determination of all player's I've got so far also decent DC joining team. It's to early to get any conclusions but as you said tactic prefering by hoyd might have something with intake. Anyway Bjarki is cheep and will have another chance to get intake before we find someone new.

 

PS. I just canceled contract for my DC  making screenshots.... Its still ok if he get contract from me coz he will be in transfers list in to the club?

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@vikeologist  It's more that there are no real standout players in the side, we have some good players for our league but the last 2 who were poached were a class above and could win us games with a bit of magic. Update coming soon from the next season.

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So for the 3rd year running the title went down to the final day, we went in 1 point ahead of KR and yet again our lads bottled it :D  Lost 2-0 to one of the mid-table teams.  Luckily KR also bottled it and handed us the title for the first time.  

We were knocked out of the europa league at the same stage, beating MTK Budapest and surprisingly beating Polish side Cracovia before losing to Vitesse, they had an incredible striker who is wanted by Valencia so no shame there.

We got over our lack of decent strikers by attempting to retrain a bunch of our attacking midfielders and wingers, one of them being Leifsson.  Another is Vilhjalmsson, although he played mainly on the right.  Siguroarson on the other wing was another one of our key performers.

As mentioned earlier, our only sale this year was Arnar for a fee that could reach £900k.  We had quite a good youth intake this year, really like the look of Gunnarson who has slotted straight into our starting lineup.

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Im done with this game and I dont wana play it anymore ****ing stupid  every game I have 20-5 shots and round 60% posesion and im losing with everything my strikers scored 4 goals in 30 matches this is joke delate tilted ffs

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@vikeologist well done on making the Champions League, hope you get a decent draw and can get a group stage spot and all the money that comes with it 

As for me, not maxed out my facilities yet as my board seem to only allow me 1 upgrade a season (tight gits) so have room to go still. 

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Ok, it's been some days since I've posted here and it's simply because I'm a bit tired of playing in Iceland. Mostly due to the spring-fall season. Since Iceland are now getting better they are qualifying for most tournaments, both at senior and youth level. Icelandic football aren't made to teams going far in Europe either, so both of this thing causes a lot of issues with scheduling and a lot of players unavailable simultaneously with a lot of matches in a short span towards the end of the season.

I think I'm going to try to play somewhere else, but I'm keeping Iceland on hold, so if I suddenly get the urge I can go right back to it. I'll consider where to go next, but I'll post it as soon as I know.

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1 minute ago, XaW said:

I think I'm going to try to play somewhere else, but I'm keeping Iceland on hold, so if I suddenly get the urge I can go right back to it. I'll consider where to go next, but I'll post it as soon as I know.

Are there still any European nations left where you hadn't started this? :) If so, I would suggest Turkey or Denmark. And good luck wherever you end up.

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39 minutes ago, Muttley84 said:

Are there still any European nations left where you hadn't started this? :) If so, I would suggest Turkey or Denmark. And good luck wherever you end up.

Heh, well, I've played quite a lot around, but there are still countries I haven't tried. So far I think I've narrowed it down to 3 possible countries. Holland, Turkey or Switzerland. Holland, because I haven't played there since FM05 or something, and they have a history of a good youth focus. Turkey, because I've never played there before and Switzerland because I've never played there either. I'll mull on it some more before deciding.

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Okay so after a little while away to get my Dissertation and my last exams done at university.. I'm back playing in Hungary, just got past February so I should have a proper update sometime over the next day or two (It's shaping up to be a good one).

I've been keeping up with what everyone is doing and It's good to see that everyone is making progress (in one way or another) and it's nice to see a few new players and the return of a couple more. :D 

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Following @Muttley84's advise I've decided to head to a country I haven't played in before. I'm going to Turkey! My profile. I'm the new manager of Kartal Spor Kulübü. The club is located in Istanbul, the capital of Turkey. They have pretty good facilities for this level, something I should have use for in this challenge.

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5 hours ago, XaW said:

Ok, it's been some days since I've posted here and it's simply because I'm a bit tired of playing in Iceland. Mostly due to the spring-fall season. Since Iceland are now getting better they are qualifying for most tournaments, both at senior and youth level. Icelandic football aren't made to teams going far in Europe either, so both of this thing causes a lot of issues with scheduling and a lot of players unavailable simultaneously with a lot of matches in a short span towards the end of the season.

I think I'm going to try to play somewhere else, but I'm keeping Iceland on hold, so if I suddenly get the urge I can go right back to it. I'll consider where to go next, but I'll post it as soon as I know.

:(

I do agree with you that it's a bit difficult to handle that situation. For that reason, I've got a very large squad in my IR-save. My strongest team will play in Europe, and in the most important matches in the competition. My B- and sometimes C-team will play all the other matches, including both cups. 

Sad to read that you stopped, hopefully you will find more enjoyment in your next save. Good luck!

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Dulwich Hamlet - Season 2041/42 - Championship

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Just a quick one here as not much to say about this season. Usual lower half finish, at no stage were we above 12th in the table. Was a season of annoyance with no reason for our runs of form, we'll win 3 or 4 in a row then not win for 6 or 7, beat sides at the top before losing to sides at the bottom, just a season that left me more annoyed than anything else. We went out at the first hurdle of both cups. The squad is looking OK, we finally have a few players capable of playing at this level, namely Boateng, Kyriacou and Alexander, however a decision has to be made on Alexander this summer, only a year left on his deal and he won't sign a new one. Finances are OK so may keep him and gamble on having a good season rather than sell. We made no money from transfers this season.

To round off the poor season we had a pretty poor intake this year, think I'm gonna change my HoYD this summer. We only tagged 1 player Hunt (25A) but am not even sure if he'll make it

Season		League		Position	Achievements

2017/18		VNS		1st		Champions
2018/19		VNL		7th		
2019/20		VNL		14th 
2020/21		VNL		15th
2021/22		VNL		4th		Promotion via playoffs
2022/23		EFL2		22nd 
2023/24		EFL2		4th		Lost Playoff Semi Final	
2024/25		EFL2		22nd 	
2025/26		EFL2		19th 		
2026/27		EFL2		9th		
2027/28		EFL2		3rd 		Promotion!
2028/29		EFL1		3rd		Lost in Playoff Semi Final
2029/30		EFL1		13th		
2030/31		EFL1		8th		EFL trophy runner up
2031/32		EFL1		2nd		Promotion
2032/33		Champ		10th	
2033/34		Champ		16th 
2034/35		Champ		13th 
2035/36		Champ		11th 
2036/37		Champ		16th 
2037/38		Champ		11th 	
2038/39		Champ		15th 
2039/40		Champ		18th 
2040/41		Champ		19th 	
2041/42		Champ		16th 

 

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Title went down to the final day for the 4th year running, this year it was a bit clearer as we were 3 points ahead with a far superior goal difference.  Drew the final game to clinch our 2nd title.

Europe was a failure as we got beaten easily at the first hurdle by danish side fc midtjylland.  

No major sales this season but we do have a player who is being monitored by Chelsea, Real, PSG, Barcelona, Juventus etc.. In fact pretty much every top side in the world wants him.  Didn't get a screenshot of him last year but here he is now.  We have him tied down until 2026 and he isn't kicking up a fuss when we reject bids either.

Quantity wise it wasn't our best intake, however I think 2 or 3 of them can come into our first team fairly quickly. Johannsson and Ingvarsson.

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After several months away from FM I am looking to start a new game and of course the youth challenge is drawing me back in, despite failing terribly in previous attempts.

Just trying to settle on a team now - thinking about Merthyr Town to build a Welsh dynasty in England (assuming most regens would be Welsh?) or starting a 'police academy' with Met Police. Or possibly a country not as daunting to take on. Any ideas?

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