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    Challenge 36 - Whooping Wagner


    Huddersfield Town.... back in the top flight for the first time in 45 years. Their manager David Wagner has them playing as a solid unit.... so the question is, will they stay? Or will they drop straight back down.

    Or can you take them to the height of glory and win the Premier League in your first season in charge?

    That's right, this is a one season Huddersfield challenge. Take the October 2017 update and win what you can with the Terriers.

    Tactics

    No wib-wob
    Only 3 at the back
    No centralized stuff (2 wide players somewhere)
    Arrows and player instructions are allowed.

    Points

    1000 if you are the Premier League winners
    900 2nd place
    800 3rd place and so on... no points if you finish 11th to 20th


    750 winning FA Cup
    250 finalist
    100 semi-finalist


    500 League Cup
    200 finalist
    100 semi-finalist

    +100 for every Manager of the Month
    +500 for Manager of the Year.

    +1 for every goal scored in the Premier League
    -1 for every goal conceded in the Premier League


    -100 each transfer or loan in
    -500 if you get relegated

    Screenies to prove points, plus transfer/loan in screens for deductions

    Enjoy and have fun

    Your challenge mods - AJ, AMC & CF

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    So you can only play a formation with 3 at the back?

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    Yes.

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    On it like a car bonnet!


    No issues with bringing new staff in?

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    Nah no penalty on hiring staff.

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    Crikey - only 6m transfer funds (when using Saturns V4 x2 patch) - gonna have to wheel and deal if we'lre gonna bring in anyone!

    Is it worth it for 100 point deduction though? Might go with what we have

    Tempted to play wing backs

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    Nice one lads, this should get the people playing the update
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    Do you have to have initials for a username to be a mod in the challenge section?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebfatz View Post
    Do you have to have initials for a username to be a mod in the challenge section?!
    You're just jealous, EF

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    Will be done on this by end of the day - let's just say I am strugglind and you really need to think about your strategy (as well as formation) before undertaking it!

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    Looking forward to hearing about your season mate.

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    After playing this I now want Huddersfield to get relegated

    Did a bit of a RANTING timeline with it as well



    • Pretty much replaced the whole backroom staff
    • I play a random 5-3-2 formation



    • Transfer listed a lot of high value players in the hope at some point we’d be able to attract and afford a decent player who may get listed
    • Sign Guiseppe Rossi on a nostalgic whim – minus 100 points (injured for 3 weeks after game 2 though!)
    • First 2 games boring and hardly any shots but 2 draws 
    • In desperation for ANY sort of “quality” we sign Snodgrass for 10m
    • My first choice GK gets fecking sold on last day of window so I’m left with Rob fecking Green between the sticks
    o To make things worse I’ve agreed a deal to sell my only backup ‘keeper as well
    o Scrap that – Rob Green sent off in game 4 so a kid will be in goal with no backup keeper
    o …………and in his first game he gets a “4” rating
    • We finally get a positive result beating fecking Forest Green in League Cup
    • Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss – after 7 games and in the bottom 3 we finally get a win. 1-0 v Stoke
    • Maybe in part due to a new formation



    • Then after a defeat away to saints WE GET 2 WINS IN A ROW! – WTF!!!!!!
    • Penalties win in 3rd Round of League cup v hammers after being 2-0 down
    o The “reward” – away to Man City – FFS
     And we lose 3-2 – Robert Green with a shocker – a “4” rating – we are out of the cup
    • Killer result away to Crystal Palace. We are 3-1 up and lose 4-3 – leaking 2 goals in last minutes
    • Another tweak to formation



    - we are in 19th place and then we go and beat top of the league Chelsea away 1-0
    • We back it up with a win away to Bournemouth to move us to 16th after 18 games
    • Christ – we make it 4 unbeaten by drawing 0-0 away to Spurs and then battering Burnley 3-0 at home. Up to the dizzy heights of 14th
    • Bit of an awful run then…………
    • Couple of Cup wins in FA Cup
    • Lots of January business done with the likes of Carrick/Sakho/Assombalonga/Ajose joining
    • 17th after 26 games……..
    • Through to QF of FA Cup after beating Hammers away
    • 4 points from Watford and Saints before demolishing Everton 3-1 in Cup QF. Nice semi draw please!
    • Fecking Yes – Bournemouth at home while the other tie is Arsenal v Chelsea
    • BATTER Palace but the buggers come back and sneak and undeserved draw against us.
    • 14th after 30 games but only 4 points between us and 19th. 5 point gap between us and 13th so we’ll be hard pushed to climb higher than we are!
    • Balls – we go 2 up away to 3rd place Liverpool but they peg it back to 2-2. This happens a LOT - You’d take an away point at Anfield though!
    • Woooooooooooot – Into the FA Cup Final. Only just though as we win on penno’s v a dogged Bouremouth. The opponents will be Arsenal who smashed Chelsea 3-0
    • We then get smashed at home v Man U with a rotated squad
    • HUGE 1-0 away win to the Team above us – Leicester
    • 15th after 33 games. 4 points from relegation zone though
    • We back it up beating Hammers 2-1 – up to 14th!
    • Feck it – any chance of 11th or better gone when we lose to relegation threatened Newcastle
    • Feck sake – we are leading 2nd placed Chelsea 1-0 until 87 minute and then LOSE 2-1. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    • Nooooooooooooo – Asambolonga loan finishes - 3 games left including FA Cup final as well!
    • Thumping 4-0 win away to Burnley means we won’t get relegated - 2 injuires though including Rossi 
    • Feckkkkkkkkkkkkkk – we have no real striker for the FA CUP Final. Ajose cup tied while Rossi and Kachunga were injured last season – this will be fun – maybe I’ll play SAKHO up front
    • Here is the formation and line up for the final – absolute sh!t show



    • We get off to a dream start!
    • But then it falls apart







    • And we lose the last game to end up in a respectable 14th





    Fair play – this was a BRILLIANT challenge! (for those that don't cheat )

    If you make transfers you really need to get a decent league position or be lucky enough to win a cup to get any points

    I suppose you could make no transfers and go with what you have – I think I made the error in transfer listing a load which maybe didn’t help squad happiness (although nobody complained or was unhappy) but I didn’t have much faith in them

    But, maybe I was correct as the quality is pretty woeful

    My defence REALLY struggled


    So – Total Points are as follows


    League finish – 14th – 0 points
    League goals scored – 44 points
    League golas conceded – minus 58 points
    League Cup – 0 points
    FA Cup – 250 points
    Loans in – minus 100 points
    Transfers in – minus 700 points

    Total = MINUS 564 points!




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    I may as well do this again, buy NOBODY, play defensive and I would easily beat this score

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    Put ya theory to the test then mate

    Good work on being the first to finish the challenge though mate, technically you're top of the leader board for this challenge

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    Well - I wouldn't have minus 800 points on transfers so I would be good wouldn't I?


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    True

    Great run to the FA Cup Final mate, shame about losing after going ahead.

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    Yeah - we had a pretty favourable route really. Hammers/Saints/Everton and Bournemouth in Semi's I think (so no huge teams but a few trough early games)

    I was bricking it after that early lead but they then controlled the game. Thought there would be a late goal and there was - sadly for them

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    Alright let's just start by saying that this was a tough son of a b....! So well done Challenge Team! :ok

    I decided to not buy or loan anyone in to avoid deduction points, but man it was hard..

    We started the season well and were even on top of the table after 8 or so matches. Even managed to land the first two manager of the month awards because of our good start! After that it slowly collapsed and eventually we finished on the 8th place in the league. The lack of quality subs killed us when faced with injuries (and we had a lot of those second half of the season!) The cups were a disaster, so no points there.

    The screenies:


    Tactic:




    Transfers and Loans in:







    League table:




    Manager of the Month:





    Calculation:

    +300 points for 8th place in Premier League
    +200 points for 2 manager of the month awards
    +65 points for goals scored in the Premier League
    -58 points for goals conceded in the Premier League

    Total = 507 points

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    Well played GFR! That actually matches my best test result. Well done indeed!

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    Well I could have done much better if I didn't had the injury wave from December to April.

    If I had attracted players I could have maybe finished 3rd? But I would only gain 500 points, but lose them for attracting the players.

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    That was the biggest challenge. You need really good players to make the transfer worthwhile. I did manage to win the league Cup tho. But as I said it was only in testing (holiday mode)

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    Gonna give this one a go as I enjoy these short challenges. Couple of Qs - is it 3 DCs or 3 of any defenders? And if so do full backs count as wide players?

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    3 of any defender, yes a DL and DR would count as wide players

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