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A dutchman in Sweden - A quest to find the next Larsson.

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 A dutchman in Sweden.

I've decided I should write about my attempt to get back into FM18 again, this time with a very unusual team pick for me, and a new country that I've never really managed at.

Dennis Averkamp, 38, takes over the vacant managerial spot in IK Sätra, an amateur team playing at the fifth tier of Swedish football.
They aren't exactly a leading team. But so far I've managed to raise the Junior Coaching (Now: Fairly Basic) And Youth Recruitment (Basic). The club also aims to turn Semi-Pro after I requested it successfully.

Here's the first intake:

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Pretty happy with it. Svensson looks insane for this level. Wow!
Personalities sucks though, most of them anyway.

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I'll keep you posted with a season review after we're done with it, stay tuned!

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END OF FIRST SEASON

Pretty solid. We were expected to be relegated but we made everyone admit they were wrong by reaching a top-half finish.

Great season overall.

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Second season seems to be bugged. League doesn't start.

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1 hour ago, Slipky said:

Second season seems to be bugged. League doesn't start.

That's a shame. I know it's an issue that happens often in Bulgaria.

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1 hour ago, BoxToBox said:

That's a shame. I know it's an issue that happens often in Bulgaria.

I'll just do it without the DB :) Third league team.
A bit disappointing though. It really wasn't bad so far.

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A Dutchmen in Sweden - The Relaunch!

Högaborgs BK - Swedish Second Division West Götaland - 2018

Dennis Averkamp, resigns from IK Sätra, after failing to agree on a new contract with the chairman. It didn't take long for him to be noticed by Högaborgs BK, a newly promoted side, playing in the fourth tier.

THE SQUAD

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I'm pretty happy with that. It's a young, solid squad. Unfortunately, my leading striker is leaving to Denmark after securing a contract I couldn't match. Shame.
At least I can test some youth strikers, hopefully one will break the glass ceiling and break through to the first 11.

PAST SEASON

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I still find it hard to believe. We proved everyone what a team we are. 
It was an amazing run towards the end that got us the title with one game remaining.

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Youth intake was terrible, nothing to see.

FACILITIES

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Stay tuned for more :)

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1 hour ago, BoxToBox said:

Brilliant way to kick things back off.

Definitely. Really happy with how the season went.

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A Dutchmen in Sweden - The Relaunch!

Högaborgs BK - Swedish First Division South - 2019

YOUTH INTAKE!

Really happy with this intake. Persson stands out as the star of this intake. Jan Jacobsson is also a fine addition to our defensive midfield.

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LEAGUE

We managed to avoid the drop! Great run towards the end helped us. Nothing magnificent, even lame - But we survived for another year.

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FACILITIES

Really happy with the Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment. Training and youth facilities are upgraded as this is written too :)

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AIMS FOR NEXT SEASON

- Less stressful season, avoid relegation earlier
- Going pro
- Improve the players that broke through the ranks to the senior squad.

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14 hours ago, BoxToBox said:

Youth team is showing great signs!

They are indeed. Persson and Svedberg already play with the senior squad too.

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If Henrik Larsson praises your youth player? That means something, I think.

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A Dutchman in Sweden - The relaunch!

Högaborgs BK - Swedish First Division South - 2020

LEAGUE

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Finally won it, with two games to go. Youth prospects played a huge part this season, being responsible to a mighty amount of 65 goals out of the 82 scored this season.
We also had the best defense this year, quite amazing compared to the dull 11th place we got to last year.

Alos won Manager Of The Year. Nice achievement.

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SWEDISH CUP

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We progressed two rounds, winning against 2nd tier team Trelleborgs FF after a 120th minute goal. I almost woke up the whole house. Waiting on the group stage draw.

FACILITIES

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Finally, extensive recruitment and exceptional junior coaching.

SQUAD REVIEW

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HÖGABORGS BK ACADEMY PROSPECTS

Viktor Andersson - Class of 2018

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Attacking midfielder I turned into a striker this season, this guy managed to bag 23 goals and 9 assists to his name. Attracting interest from high profile clubs, including Helsingborgs and Hammarby.
Look at that list of interested clubs:

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Björn Svedberg - Class of 2018

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Another prospect from the 2018 intake. Nothing amazing here, but he keeps providing great numbers, providing 19 assists and 6 goals this season.

Emanuel Petterson - Class of 2018

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A hidden gem, this RB took over the starting RB position after proving himself worthy at the beginning of the season. Excited to see how this guy is going to develop.
Amazing physical stats too :)

Jan Jacobsson - Class of 2019

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My favorite defensive midfielder. Coming from the youth ranks last season, he managed to play 29 games this season, keeping an average rating of 7.66, while scoring four goals and assisting ten more.
Expecting a lot from this guy, despite his low determination.

Lennart Persson - Class of 2019

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After 3 goals and 1 assist in 6 games last season, Persson went into "monster mode" and scored 21 this season, while assisting another 11.
While playing in the U21s he scored 62 and assisted 17 more. AMAZING. One of my favorite players and a gem I would like to try keeping.

Daniel Birgersson - Class of 2020

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This cracking striker came through the ranks this year and scored five goals and one assist in nine league games. Expecting a lot from this guy.

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Very good start in your save mate, i can see you soon in Europe too...:thup:Your U-21 looks very promising ....:brock:

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7 minutes ago, MarchColorDrink said:

The next Larsson would likely be his son Jordan. He currently plays for Norrköping after a brief spell in NEC Nijmegen 

Yeah, I know. Still, both Henrik and Jordan grew up in Högaborgs BK so... Yeah :)

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36 minutes ago, Makoto Nakamura said:

KUTGW Slipky and congratulations on promotion to the Superettan is it?

Superettan it is, indeed.
I'm optimistic for some weird reason, haha.

Club went pro, by the way!

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3 hours ago, Slipky said:

Yeah, I know. Still, both Henrik and Jordan grew up in Högaborgs BK so... Yeah :)

They've fostered quite a few significant players for their size and standards. I bike past their training ground on a daily basis so it's really cool following a report on them.

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I'm not gonna lie, I really hope this is going to fail.

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And he's sold. Goodbye, Vik. Been a great time.

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2021 INTAKE

Very encouraging youth intake this year, with another great ML / ST and two great CDs, a position I hoped to get.

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Sebastian Andersson / Tim Hermansson / Peter Bergström

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Definitely a great intake!

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On 11.4.2018 at 16:59, Crispypaul said:

Good career.  I do like Sweden as a place to manage.

Thanks for the reply! More updates soon.

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