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Hi all,

I'm back again with a new idea I'm keen to try, in a country that's seldom visited in this forum. Well, it is a country pretty commonly managed in, but the country is home to another principality that's becoming popular, as that country doesn't have their own league.

 

 

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Yes, I'm going to Switzerland!

 

 

More on this shortly......

 

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The Club

 

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I had to holiday a year to get this team, and it involved reloading several times.

 

 

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A solid 2nd tier team in the 2000s, before having a massive drop to the 6th tier before being promoted back up the the playable 5th division.

 

 

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Plenty of room for improvement here.

 

 

 

The Manager

 

 

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Yes.

20 time tennis Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is now the manager of a Swiss 5th division club.

 

Why?

 

I was re reading Federer's unofficial biography last week, and it mentioned how he, like most European tennis players, displayed a talent for football as well. It just so happens that Federer played junior football for this club, whereas some of the lesser known Swiss players of his generation played for the much more popular and fierce rivals FC Basel. So I figured I could tap into that a little bit and have a bit of a purpose for this save.

 

 

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It's a little unrealistic in the fact that he was never capped in football, but I thought I could create his mental attributes based on how successful he was as a tennis player and that could possibly translate to respect from his players. Also, despite being half South African, he doesn't speak any of those native languages so that's a little unrealistic as well.

 

 

 

The aims of this save?

 

 

To do as well as possible in as little time as possible, using only players promoted from the youth academy. It should take a while, and the eventual goal is to topple Basel as the giants of Switzerland, and then build from domestic glory to continental and possibly international glory. The wealth of second nationalities in Switzerland makes for an interesting time as well.

 

 

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Let's do this!

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Nice twist! Believe it or not, I actually thought about doing a Chicago Fire (or maybe DC United) save with Michael Jordan as manager. :D 

Federer has won 20 Grand Slams in 16 years. Will be interesting to see how long it will take you to win as many major trophies... ;) 

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17 hours ago, dllu said:

Nice twist! Believe it or not, I actually thought about doing a Chicago Fire (or maybe DC United) save with Michael Jordan as manager. :D 

Federer has won 20 Grand Slams in 16 years. Will be interesting to see how long it will take you to win as many major trophies... ;) 

That's definitely interesting, MJ did play minor league baseball so there's no reason why he wouldn't try soccer 😂

 

I will definitely win 5 titles in 64 years :lol:

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Squad

 

 

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This is our whole squad, it's not exactly awash with depth.

 

 

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Our best prospect, and he looks very good for this level.

 

 

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Nothing like low expectations!

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Is this the team you'll be working with or will you be raiding your u21s as you're going youth only?

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11 minutes ago, Timetxu said:

Is this the team you'll be working with or will you be raiding your u21s as you're going youth only?

That is my whole team, seniors, U21 and 19s.

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Quality over quantity. ;) 

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21 hours ago, dllu said:

Quality over quantity. ;) 

It's looking like low quality at a high quantity 😂

 

15 hours ago, BoxToBox said:

Hell of a challenge with that tiny squad, best of luck!

Thanks mate, will be tough until we get some young blood!

 

 

13 hours ago, Johnny-Trotter said:

 

 

I laughed way too hard at this.

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2018 Preseason

 

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Busy preseason, and some decent results against better opposition.

 

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This shouldn't be too hard to mess up.

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2018/19 Winter Break Update

 

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A pretty good start, I'd say exceeding expectations as we only have 13 registered players! Not scoring many, but conceding even less. Having one grey striker out of two certainly doesn't help.

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This is a massively unexpected surprise, considering we barely had a full team the whole season! (12 registered players)

 

End of Season Update coming soon....

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2018/19 Season Review

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Promoted! Bit of a blip there in the middle but we steadied and carried on with some good wins.

Although with a bit of luck as Servette U21 can't get promoted.

 

 

Key Players

 

No best 11, as we don't have enough for a full team :lol:

 

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The reasons we were so good at the back.

 

 

Progress

 

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Mixed my adaptation of the spreadsheet with @Makoto Nakamura's :D

 

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2019/20 Preseason

 

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Excellent preseason, only conceding one goal!

 

 

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Predicted to be relegated, but hopefully we can escape! 

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Mid Season Update

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We are scoring plenty, but also conceding more than plenty. It doesn't help that we still don't field a full team of players every week, barely struggling to get 10. That will change once we return, as plenty of our youth players will qualify for registration after the break.

 

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Once we start with a full team I expect to be out of that relegation hole.

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2020 Youth Intake

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Plenty of potential again, and some okay looking players as well.

 

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Will be retrained at LB

 

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Maybe a striker

 

 

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Should be named Killian Fraud.

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2019/20 Season Review

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We had a better second half of the season, as we had a full squad of actual players, and they pulled us into survival. We had a few close games against strong opposition, so it's fair to say we exceeded expectations.

 

Best Eleven

 

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Mario Tichy

 

Arlind ManziniMauro DescampsDanilo CostiJens LindemannArthur Clerc 1A

 

Florent Pepsi - Edon Basha - Yunus Koc

 

Diego Haas - Philipp Degen 1D

 

 

 

Progress

 

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EURO 2020 Review

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No massive surprises here, as I feel Croatia can be considered an elite nation now. Switzerland disappointingly were knocked out by Poland, and England did well to make the last 8.

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2020/21 Preseason

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Some good results, should put us in good stead for the season to come.

 

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Except for the fact that we are predicted dead last. What a load of Concordia BS.

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Winter Break Update

Remember how we were predicted dead last?

 

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My team forgot to read the script.

We had a good start but I didn't think it would last, and then we kept getting result after result and we shot up the table. A bit of a blip towards the end but hopefully the break will sort that out.

My form with managing the team has attracted the attention of other clubs, as I've declined interviews from three different nations.

Speaking of nations, we had our first international callups, with 1H being called up for Albania 19s and 2A for the Bosnia U19s.

 

An interesting 2nd half awaits!

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2021 Youth Intake

 

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There's a lot to like here!

 

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He's a massive addition to this side, can't wait for him to qualify for registration!

 

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A quick bloke who will be retrained at striker.

 

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Decent as well.

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2020/21 Season Review

 

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Ultimately it was that period in the 2nd half where we lost 4 in a row that cost us a playoff spot, but I'm not too fussed. We were expected to come last and we ended up 4th. That's a fantastic achievement in anyone's book!

 

Best Eleven

 

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Mario Tichy

 

Danilo CostiMauro DescampsSergio Crotti 1IJuan Carlos Fernández 1BArthur Clerc 1A

 

Yunus Koc - Florent Pepsi - Edon Basha

 

Philipp Degen 1D - Flamur Camaj 1H

 

 

Progress

 

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2021/22 Preseason

 

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Pretty poor preseason, hopefully this doesn't carry on in the actual competitive fixtures.

 

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Should be easy to beat those expectations again. Hopefully.

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2021/22 Winter Break Update

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A vastly different outlook from this time last season, as we haven't been able to string victories together, and concede late due to poor fitness/mental strength that comes with young players. I think we will be able to pick it up as we head into the second half, but we won't finish in the top half.

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2022 Youth Intake

 

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Another excellent intake, and a very varied one at that.

 

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Awesome.

 

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Could develop into a quality midfielder.

 

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FBs are always needed.

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2021/22 Season Review

 

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It didn't get much better.

 

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All I can say is I hope next season will be better.

 

 

Best Eleven

 

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Yves Frei 2E

 

Granit Krasniqi 1K - Mauro Descamps - Danilo Costi - Giovanni Simeone 2G - Rafet Bosnjak 2A

 

Yunus Koc - Florent Pepsi - Edon Basha

 

Dario Fabbro 3C - Philipp Degen 1D

 

 

Progress

 

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World Cup 2022

 

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England take home their 2nd World Cup, but the biggest surprise is Germany, who didn't even qualify for the tournament! Switzerland bottled a massive opportunity to make the last 8, where Sweden were the surprise package of the tournament, bowing out in the quarter finals after defeating Argentina in the last 16. Belgium finished 3rd after defeating Croatia in the 3/4 playoff.

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2022/23 Preseason

 

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Excellent results, including against foreign Saabrucken and division above Kriens. Good things, I feel, are about to happen.

 

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Good things.

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Good work mate and so fast!Do you still have any Liechtensteiner in your squad?

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So the WC 2022 is still moved away from Qatar in latest version of the game? :lol: 

 

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18 hours ago, Sheriff7 said:

Good work mate and so fast!Do you still have any Liechtensteiner in your squad?

Thanks! We still have one Liechtensteiner but he's nowhere near the first team anymore, will probably be released soon.

 

11 hours ago, dllu said:

So the WC 2022 is still moved away from Qatar in latest version of the game? :lol: 

 

Why would it be in a country that doesn't deserve it? 😂😂

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2021/22 Winter Break Update

 

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We've had an ideal first half, within touching distance of the leaders and not being massively outclassed by anyone.

Good things.

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1 hour ago, shaunvamos said:

Why would it be in a country that doesn't deserve it? 😂😂

Billedresultat for putin "tell me more"

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2023 Youth Intake

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Not as good intake as we are used to, but there's still plenty of potential there.

 

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That's a very etnically diverse intake!

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3 minutes ago, dllu said:

That's a very etnically diverse intake!

Indeed, so many second nationalities yet they're all from Basel!

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We lost our last game, but...

 

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Seasons not over yet though. We have to progress through the playoffs to get to the third tier.

 

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2022/23 Season Review

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A near flawless 2nd half of the season saw us win the league and then we flogged Koniz in the playoff 8-3, so up to the 3rd tier we go!

 

We are near unbreakable at the back, and all our youth players are beginning to step up, our RB Artur Gomes 4C* is a current Swiss U19 international!

 

 

Best Eleven

 

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Lorenz Oertli 4D

 

Artur Gomes 4C*Trésor Endzanga 3FBetim Kllokoqi 3AGiovanni Simeone 2GKillian Braud 2C

 

Florent Pepsi - Yunus Koc - Davor Mrdesa

 

Dario Fabbro 3C - Mauro Spano 4A

 

 

Next season, I'll hope to stay up while holding on to the current crop of players we have now.

 

 

Progress

 

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22 hours ago, SmileFaceGamer said:

Good things happend, good things.

Great things 😀

 

 

22 hours ago, dllu said:

Billedresultat for roger federer happy

The sweetness of victory!

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