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Well, well, well...

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I thought that the run would be over after going 1-3 down in Salzburg but then...

 

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Damn that was a tough group! Definitely not embarrassed though 9at least by Galatasaray, who I took 4 points off, including a big 2-1 win at Windsor Park)  European football after Christmas, that's everyone's dream right?

 

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2 hours ago, Geordieboy52 said:

Wow, youve progressed quickly - im at the end of that season and not CL ready let alone competitive. What's your youth intake been like? I am still struggling to attract anyone lower championship quality.

We've mainly been stealing off talents from other teams, just got my semi-decent player on the last intake - this guy

 

Our progress has been great due to stealing Spanish/Czech/Serbian/Scottish newgens. We'll see if I'll be able to keep them for awhile at the club though :) 

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And to make things more fun, we pulled Milan in the Europa League. FML...

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14 hours ago, Geordieboy52 said:

So this just happened...

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This is nice, mine is still in the planning stages, has been for almost a year now.

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38 minutes ago, Trent71 said:

This is nice, mine is still in the planning stages, has been for almost a year now.

Yeah, mine was in planning for about that - usually they get cancelled before making it this far.  Wonder what the expansion capacity is...

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Yes! Finally we're at State of the Art

 

Our current league form is spanning about 70 games without a loss, but sadly we suffered a 0:0 draw early in the campaign, which means our chase for a complete invincibles season (38 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses) will continue for a while longer :/  

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27 minutes ago, Trent71 said:

Yes! Finally we're at State of the Art

 

Our current league form is spanning about 70 games without a loss, but sadly we suffered a 0:0 draw early in the campaign, which means our chase for a complete invincibles season (38 wins, 0 draws, 0 losses) will continue for a while longer :/  

Nice, I am struggling to get the board to go past excellent.

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On 30/04/2019 at 15:28, Trent71 said:

@coyote of the sea nice! I always followed Ethan, but never actually got to signing him, how's he developing for you?

He's doing alright, forget where he started but had a couple attributes bump up. For his long shooting ability I'm usually shocked how few he'll bang in. Ignore the Motherwell thing, they made an offer but he didn't like the contract they offered lol. At least he isn't mad at me, like Mitchell got because telling the lads I think we can win the league isn't ambitious enough (it was the only option Mitchell, also maybe don't blow a 2-0 lead in the CL AND not save a single penalty next time, ******)

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13 hours ago, Geordieboy52 said:

Nice, I am struggling to get the board to go past excellent.

If you haven't put "develop youth players" in the philosophies, it's probably the reason why. I started without any philosophies, but added them once I started to collect youth newgens for the first team.

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Posted (edited)

2020/2021 Pre-season

Being a bit lazy on recapping the old seasons, nothing really that exciting happened anyways =p. This season was our first in the Champions League and it went so well (/s), First Prelim round we faced off with Georgian team Saburtalo. Went up 2-0 with goals from Hamilton and Zelalem, gave one back in the 46th minute, then one of my loanees from last season gets himself sent off in the 60th, but we hang on...til 90+2 when we give up an equalizer and goes to extra time. No-one scores and we go to penalties, with a squad that apparently is horrendous at pens (my best taker on the field had like a 7), as mentioned we lost in pens (not surprising) with us keeping the tradition of our keeper not saving a single one, though at least Mitchell didn't let 12 in AND miss one so...progress?

 

Anyways with that over we could go back to focusing on friendlies and building the real team for this year. Still a WIP but we are mostly set lining up like this: 

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Ignore the subs, those will change I just didn't have enough homegrowns for the Europa League, boo. Only other for sure change is McEleney will probably move to the Anchorman position but still working on who will partner with Dixon-Bonner, trying to get a newgen North Irish kid that looks pretty decent on loan til he stops pouting that we walked away from talks (I only did because I could buy him outright for like 35k or pay 200k in compensation, tough decision that). 

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Jumping reach and tackling are a bit iffy but those mentals at 17 are too much to pass up imo. 

 

Transfers so far, looking to add Arijanety Muric on loan from City in goal, as he's done well enough on trial. Also got loan offers out for Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (possible starting RB), Ante Coric (couldn't pass it up), and Marius Mouandilmadji (looks like a great IF/ST). Though it's a toss-up if Mouandilmadji will get a WP. 

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Fraser Sharpe and Stephen Douglas are both newgens, Sharpe was brought in when I still used an AF up top so he's a bit of an odd fit now but man do I want to try to figure it out at some point. 16 Finishing, 16 First Touch, 15 Heading, 14 Jumping, and 15 Strength with decent mentals (10 Ant, 12 Movement, 16 Bravery) at 17. Douglas is a year old at 18 and pretty meh (at best) technically but has great mentals (including 14 movement, and 19 teamwork!) and pretty decent physicals. 

 

Someday I'll stop trying to replace everyone at least once a week haha.  But no the problem is like Trent71 said, standards change so much, and for me I get too caught up in the hunt for the next best thing! 

 

EDIT: Wow, such BS, we crash out of the Europa league to ****ing TNS now because of a BS goal in the first leg, then a 120+1 goal in the 2nd. 

Edited by coyote of the sea

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8 hours ago, coyote of the sea said:

EDIT: Wow, such BS, we crash out of the Europa league to ****ing TNS now because of a BS goal in the first leg, then a 120+1 goal in the 2nd. 

In the first seasons I got a few results like that as well, which kept me out of Europe. 

 

Meanwhile, in my 23/24 season, we just did a miracle in Europe... win against Monaco and respectful draws at home vs Liverpool (0:0) and the already mentioned 3:3 in the first fixture vs Bayern, means we'll be playing in the Europa league in the spring! Can't wait! 

 

In the league, our kids keep running rampant - have you seen 3 hattricks by 3 players in one game? Now I have! In one of the previous seasons, I had a Romanian newgen that even scored 2 hattricks in one game...this Larne save definitely opens new doors for me :D

 

Our star player is Monaco reject Wilson Isidor, signed on a free, mainly because his name is pretty close to Isildur :D:D 

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Good stuff guys - I am beginning to think this is become stale but your updates are driving me on.  This is currently my best player

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We're now constantly competing for a CL/EL spot but the problem is that the rest of the league are not progressing at all and I still ned to go through every qualifying round known to man to get there...

 

 

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Just had a very interesting turn of events. Glenavon have been taken over by a Russian tycoon, who by the wording seems to be front end (will stop at nothing etc. etc.).  Had a peek under then hood at Christmas time and this is what was there...1290500666_Screenshot2019-05-12at09_24_16.thumb.png.6bd03bd70e0f1a7576f450cda1351224.png

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That is far and away more than me and will be interesting to see how they developand how long he hangs around for.

 

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On 22/03/2019 at 01:08, Truegunner said:

Good to see people playing as these, I started a save with them before the 19.3 patch and well it's been quite a ride, since being promoted in the first season I have won trophy after trophy in Northern Ireland, developed the facilities and youth setup to the absolute max and have even managed to get a new stadium built, all the while being fortunate enough to keep the sugar daddy. In terms of Europe we had a strong record progressing year on year, then we had a breakthrough year reaching the Europa league final in 2025, however years later we did one better...

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And if anyone wants to know my best player in the team is actually from our youth academy and he is listed as world class:

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It is however getting very difficult to progress as the league is now up to three star reputation, but the rest of the league is far off the standard we are at, only five other teams are professional and pretty much every win we now win every game in the league, I may be hitting a glass ceiling soon.

Looking to start a new game with Larne.

Is there much of a difference to the team before or after the patch?

 

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36 minutes ago, MShing said:

Looking to start a new game with Larne.

Is there much of a difference to the team before or after the patch?

 

If things go well, they'll not be there for long to be honest.

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@Geordieboy52 woah! The AI rarely takes advantage of the tycoon, so fingers crossed, you'll be able to batter them :D

 

Meanwhile, whenever I get my "title winning interview", the average age of the squad just keeps getting lower and lower... 

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They've ungraded facilities and are continually 2nd now - I have increased stature to 2 1/2 stars now 'geet in there'.  I have a couple of belters upfront now and was worried that they'd leave in the summer, especially when 3 and 4 million bids came in for a striker with a year left but he signed a new 5 year deal with no release clause and his partner in crime signed a 4 year deal.  In other news Callum Gribbin (who had been amazing for me) has been replaced by an AMC who is streets apart from pretty much anyone in the league - I picked him up on a free.  Starting to see both interest in my players from other teams and much bigger/higher potential players wanting to come to me.  Will upload some screenshots when I get home.

 

On a less happy note, my record in the main stages of European competition is abysmal.  My keeper's stats are shot by conceding between 15 and 25 in each CL group stage :(

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Good fun this, qualified for the Europa group stages last season and now this season have qualified for the Champions League Group stages after hanging on with 10 men against Rangers.  In the year 21/22 now.

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Posted (edited)

Here's the screenshots I mentioned.

AMC upgrade: 615608436_Screenshot2019-05-13at20_03_11.thumb.png.6279316e2dcd1a255f55e6cc378ad702.png

Striker 1: 575642138_Screenshot2019-05-13at20_03_02.thumb.png.a234831c0ed8392624dfdb8ef57bb40d.png

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This is a very interesting development too, in final stage before qualifying...

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1 hour ago, Trent71 said:

Cross looks awesome :D

 

Meanwhile, the Dallas manager is trying to be funny or mainly looking to get his freakin teeth knocked out! Absolute joke of an offer.

Haha! You really have to put up with some horrendous offers.  I am going to start to look to sell to rivals and see if the nation can be boosted.

 

I couldn't believe it when scouts found him and he was interested - free from Chelsea (after a few dodgy loan spells). 

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Yeah, I dunno what is it with newgen's rep, but a newgen is much more likely to join you than an existing player in the DB. I can't quite put my finger on it, but maybe it's a reputation difference between the starting players and the newgens.

 

With Phil Cannon at the helm of the academy and our facilities at top notch, finally some good players - Cowan and Glackin can possibly become great strikers for our side. 

 

After "relegating" from the CL Groups to the Europa League Knockout stage, we faced off with Slavia Prague - 4:1 win at home and a 0:3 win away sent the Czech team packing, while CSKA Moscow were the next in line - a tense game at home with CSKA getting a red after the hour mark, we finally broke through and got a goal, with a 2nd coming in after 95 minutes of play! 2:0 and some cushion for the away trip to Moscow. In the away game, CSKA scored early on, but luckily after half hour we got that vital away goal. Second half started - BANG! 1:2! In the latter stages of the match we got a 3rd, so our European run will last awhile longer! 

 

In the Quarter Finals, we have...

 

 

Spoiler

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I'm happy, I wished for Olympiacos in the interview after the CSKA Moscow game and got them! Maybe time for a Semi? :D

 

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So close to the biggest result in our history.  We lost to an 82nd minute 'equaliser' as we went out of the Euro cup QF to Napoli 2-3.

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Two things have just happened in quick succession - one massive, one minor both infuriating.

 

1) Kenny Bruce has scaled down his funding; I think we're self-sustaining now but we'll soon see.

2.) I sold a fringe player to a premier league club (yes, you read that correctly) for a very hard-negotiated £2.5m (£15 upfront, £1m + 50%) an immediately he's worth £12m!

 

We've moved up to 21st in qualification place lists too.

 

I think this summer will be a case of rejecting bids daily for some of my best players.

Edited by Geordieboy52

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Tough luck!

 

I won against Olympiacos 2:1 at home, but a 1:3 defeat in Greece + a red card made sure we're out of the Euro Cup and couldn't reach the Semis.

 

Personally, I'm already going for a rebuild, as a host of teams are interested in most of my players and I have better talented 17-18yos coming in. Also one tasty Serbian DMC from Man City coming in on a 20K per week wage :D

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For the LotR fans among you..."the way is shut" :D I think I ought to start Vantruba as my first choice keeper than the Peacock!

 

Also...Mind. The. Gap. Not anywhere near close to my target of 200 goals, but defensively, we've gone from strength to strength. Also our initial budgets are worth mentioning, as I believe most Championship teams will be happy with those numbers! 

 

This news item - made me chuckle. Obviously not everyone is happy with their amount of playing time, but... :D

 

 

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Well, it was fun while it lasted... we then led 2:0 against Ballymena, only to lose 2:3 with a red-card to Ilic. 

 

Also, I love doing bits of business like this! We sell him and then we loan him back in! :D Overall, we were great on the transfer market as we keep pumping fresh money into the club. 

 

Once more, the CL Group draw was not kind to us.... but then again, with the CL money we're now sitting pretty on 54M balance, so it's not too bad!

 

 

 

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2 years in a row of coming 3rd in the Champions League Group.  Actually thought we were going to qualify too, we were really unlucky to lose to Porto away by 2-1 so I fancied our chances in the return fixture at home.  We got pumped 6-1 :D

Also should have beat Milan at home but indiscipline cost us as we went down to 10 men and then lost 1-0 in the last minute, our disciplinary record in Europe is appalling.   Season isn't over yet so we'll see what the Europa throws up but domestically it's obviously too much of a stroll, annoyed that a 1-1 draw with Glentoran has cost us a 100% win record this season.  Considering the next time I steal a prospect from a league rival that I might pay about £5m for him to see if they can invest it well and improve the quality of the league a bit.

Also I finally had a good youth player come through with a young left winger, will post some screenshots when I'm home.

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22 hours ago, The Art of Drowning said:

  Considering the next time I steal a prospect from a league rival that I might pay about £5m for him to see if they can invest it well and improve the quality of the league a bit.

Don't bank on it - Glenavon had a front end sugar daddy on mine and they couldn't find anyone to buy, such is the level of the league! I guess the only way to build that it to let promising players go to league rivals and accept all offers from NI clubs.

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@Geordieboy52 How much do you want for those newgens? =P, Would love either of those strikers, are they wrecking the league yet? 

Shame Bruce is backing out a bit, especially with some (money wise) competition in the league. 

 

@The Art of Drowning Damn! That'd like double the amount of cash my team had haha. Looks like doing pretty well in Europe too. 

 

Reached the 20/21 transfer deadline after taking a bit of a break from the save, went out and made our biggest offer to date at $1m: 

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Won't do pictures of everyone since a lot are just guys brought in to stick in the U20s and hope they develop but some of the guys more around the first team, starting with record transfer Jhon Arteaga:

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disappointed a bit in the off the ball but overall really excited to see what he'll add to the team, took a big chance being we hadn't even fully scouted him by the deadline. Nice benefit we can use him in the midfield if need be (considering his strength and jumping I'd like to avoid it though!) 

 

Next is one of our two free transfer, Elijah Dixon-Bonner who I'm really excited about

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Already making good progress on learning how to play DC considering he started with no knowledge. Looks like a perfect fit for my system with good passing and good pace/Acc. Bonus being great in the air as well. Was super excited he signed for us. 

 

George Byers is another I'm happy with, and has started well for us so far. though lacking a goal still:

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After a lot of messing around he's gone back to being my striker as he fits the more withdrawn role with his passing and vision. 

 

Talked about Fraser Sharpe earlier but here is a picture. Trying to train him to play off the wing since I don't he'll work at striker in our current set-up but with his dribbling and first touch hoping he can do damage as the main scorer off the wing (though pace/acceleration is a bit iffy): 

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Last picture is Stephen Douglas: 

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One more for the future but I've been using him as a rotation piece. LOVE his mentals and hoping he'll develop some really good technical skills to go along with them but we'll see. Being only 18 should help as long as he is willing to stick around a few years.

 

So far kept our league unbeaten run going, haven't been as successful in Europe (as mentioned earlier), Right now Ethan Hamilton and Fraser Sharpe lead the team in goals (4), George Byers leads in assists (4), and Chicksen has the highest rating (7.56). Also lead the league with 14 goals scored and just 2 allowed in the first 6 games. 

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@coyote of the sea how has brexit affected you?

We can only have 17 foreign players in the squad.  Could also previously sign up players from scotland and england at 15/16 but have to wait until they turn 18 now.

Anyway it's been 3 years in a row now of making the Champions League groups, finishing 3rd and then losing either the first or 2nd game after dropping into the Europa.  Not sure how the next step is achieved, squad is always ridiculously young because once a player has been here a little while he gets unsettled by the big clubs, sold and replaced with someone even younger.

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On 31/05/2019 at 02:43, The Art of Drowning said:

@coyote of the sea how has brexit affected you?

We can only have 17 foreign players in the squad.  Could also previously sign up players from scotland and england at 15/16 but have to wait until they turn 18 now.

Anyway it's been 3 years in a row now of making the Champions League groups, finishing 3rd and then losing either the first or 2nd game after dropping into the Europa.  Not sure how the next step is achieved, squad is always ridiculously young because once a player has been here a little while he gets unsettled by the big clubs, sold and replaced with someone even younger.

Very little, rules didn't change, though have the same that anyone that isn't North Irish I have to wait til they turn 18 to sign. 

Tough =/, hopefully able to figure it out. Feel you on the young players, seems soon as any of them start going on a run of great form it's time to look for the next lad because the other guy will be gone by the next window. 

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Thought I'd post my squad to give an idea of how much the standard of player can increase as the save continues.  Also want to show how stupidly big the squad is and look to get advice on who to keep and who to loan/sell.  Got about 10 strikers and only play one up front :D  I'm also Northern Ireland manager, I like the idea of some of my players gaining the nationality later to make their team better.

 

Keepers: 

Herteg - We did have a better spanish keeper called Jorge but PSG stole him so I went and signed Herteg to replace him as first choice

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Nicholl: Dungannon released him but he's actually very good for this level, I'm giving him games at international level

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Peacock-Farrell - A rare real player still in the team.  Nice option to have on rotation

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Full Backs:

Tumelo Khumalo - First choice right back signed from South Africa

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Angel Luis Sanz - Former Real Madrid left back signed to replace the £10m sale of Tony Brown (went to Burnley, now at Man Utd)

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Peter Long - Left Back, came through our youth system and has good potential

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Mark Beckett - Again through our own youth system and again with great potential

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Nigel Mcmullan - It's nice to have another N.Irish option, signed after Glenavon released him:

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Jiri Krejci - Czech youngster who always gets really high ratings

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Centre Backs

Ivan Bajic - Class Centre Back, cost just £165k from serbia.  Hoping he'll become Northern Irish one day

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Scott Mclaren - £6m! signing from Celtic, well worth the money

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Richy - Signed from Valencia, still very young but has had 4 seasons with us now, another one I'd like to see become N.Irish

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Gareth Llewellyn - Only 21 but has been with us since he was 16, signed on a free from Bala and is quite happy as backup getting regular games for Larne Olympic

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Sime Glumac - Croatian Centre Back signed from Hajduk for £550k, I'd also like him to change nationality one day

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Jim Sproule - Released by Dungannon and only really signed for Larne Olympic, I'm still capping him atm.

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Bruno Madeira - One of them free transfers with no past club.  Currently on trial until he signs at 18.

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In midfield we play a Half Back and a Segundo Volante behind an advanced playmaker in Central Midfield, here are those options:

Central Midfield

Anibal Silveira - Signed for £500k from Braga, only got limited game time in his first season but he probably deserves more

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Dale Slater - Been with us 5 seasons now and was an absolute bargain at £22k from Dungannon

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Jonny Graham - A nice option to have through our youth system

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Gary O'Hara - Might be one to sell now but he is a good homegrown option , only 22 but has been at the club since signing as a 15 year old from St Mirren for £50k.

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Burak Budak - A Record £12m! (in instalments) signed from Galatasary 

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David Telletxea - Really good player and regular starter for us in big games, signed for £500k from Eibar.

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Raymond Moukoko - Actually only signed to make up the numbers for our B Team but he's developing nicely

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Finn Hartford - Quite a new signing, decided to sell some foreign players and wanted a replacement who would count as homegrown

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Agust Leo Markan - One of 2 Icelandic players in the side and he is one of our best players

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Wingers/Inside Forwards

Michael McConnell - Came through our youth system and is now a regular in my Northern Ireland side and a great option for Larne on the left

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Nicholas Mounier - Another one of them free signings with no historic club.  Had him on trial until he could sign at 18, loaned him out a year with not much hope but came back looking class.

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Max Parrino - Was shocked we were able to sign this guy, absolute class on the left inside forward position

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Radoslaw Bil - Probably our best player tbh.  Signed for £3.8M From Legia, only because David Fitzpatrick was tapped up by Aberdeen.  Now wanted by Real, PSG, City and just about every big side.

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Gary Trainor - Stole from Linfield for an extra N.Irish option.  Regular for me at international level now

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John Rafferty - Just another home grown option to replace foreigners in the squad, signed from Shamrock

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The most ridiculous position of them all is up front, we only play one striker most games but we have so many options:

Strikers

Hilmar Eiriksson - The other Icelandic player in our squad and he's pretty damn good!

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Shea McDonell - Bit of a legend at club and international level.  Been with us 5 years and cost us £50k from Glenavon

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Daniel Kearney - Also important at club and international level for us.  Just 21 years old  and also with us for 5 years after signing for £40k from Dungannon

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Keith Quinn - He's a good young northern irish player but I think could be one for the chop.  Another Dungannon signing for £20k

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David Browne - Came through our youth team and has great potential,  annoying he is choosing the Republic right now:

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Gary Graham - Our latest youth team option, gave him a cap for no real reason yet

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Marijan Tolic - Another free signing with no previous club.  Has developed a lot more than expected and has just had a great year at Rjelka in croatia

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Cristian Calin - Another free signing with no historic clubs.  Loaned him to the Romanian 2nd tier and he did really well so might try and loan him to a better club next year.

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I just want to say a thank you to the guys posting in here. I had been browsing and read your posts on a save with Larne, I had no idea they had a tycoon.

It must be said the idea of just leathering teams every week and being proper ruthless whilst trying to build a league rep and do anything in Europe appealed to me.

I'll post up about my save tomorrow when I get time to get the screenshots. But the short version of it.

S1 - Title and Cup so straight into Europe.

S2 - Champions and make it to the Playoff round of the Europa before bottling badly.

S3 - Just started failed in CL quali but made it into EL groups.

All facilities upgraded, I've used the Scottish market very well so far and my scout got me a 5 star newgen (at our level) right away. So he's been playing week in week out and is closing in on 100 career goals at not long turning 18, so it's given me the challenge of trying to get him 1000 goals in his career also.

It's been great fun, a bit of pressure (to stay unbeaten) but at the same time allows a lot of half arsery in the league as well so can do other things while playing. 

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Best result yet considering its only season 3. c8d1b6832c11af2f2d9c2f03fa1db3c7.jpg

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Jumping on the Larne train, after having trouble settling in a save. First thing to do will be not getting attached to players, and seeing their quality., i doubt it will be a problem

 

Transfers for now:

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Tactics

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Will be shifting players a lot until i can get decent young prospects (and especially decent staff to judge them).

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My save with Larne slowed down a lot as i reached the 26/27 season and my laptop is not as top end as I wish it to be :D

 

During the week I'll get myself to post some detailed info on the squad and upload the save for someone else to pick up :)

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Anyone still playing in Northern Ireland? Have to say I really enjoyed my time with Ballymena United locking horns with Larne. I've moved on now though, got turned down by Dundalk in Ireland, but Swansea City decided to take a chance on me in the Championship! I'd definitely love to go back to Northern Ireland though if the Larne job became available.

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