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  1. #176
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    good luck for your last club season! are you trying to go for the euro league title or CL?

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    Am in CL so will be going for that!

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    Season 6

    Supercup

    A dull game but we finally win this comp on penalties

    Winner - 50 points






    League

    An absolute cinch this year


    WINNER - 200 points!







    Cup

    Got pumped in the Semi Final  by the feckers Club Brugge

    Semi Final - 20 Points





    Champions League

    Just didn’t happen for us in 2nd group stage. Think an early loss v nantes shocked us. Dissapointed not to give this a good go in last couple of seasons





    Nowt – 0 points




    Transfers - 3 players - = -15 points





    Total points for season 6 = 255points

    Total points for challenge = 1175 points!



    Africa National job needed now!

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    Got Senegal job

    Quarters in AFCON - early sending off and got smashed

    Qualified for WC very easy - and then they sacked me

    Have ad to add myself into game again as manager to take over them. A few friendlies left, before some final scouting, praying players haven't moved then off to the WC to give it a go!

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    good luck! hope you get a decent group at the WC!

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    The end is in sight Red, best of luck in the World Cup!

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    Qualifying was easy.............




    This is the squad that will go to the WC






    Not the easiest WC group with Argentina/Turkey and South Korea but think I could navigate my way through





    But Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo - Turkey get a result against Argentina which fecks it all up


    We tried our best against the Argies but our keeper got injured during the game as well - so unlucky not to go through but a big to Turkey - fair play






    So - Group stages only - 200 points


    Complete points for challenge are 1375 points




    Fair play lads - brilliant challenge

    Belgian League was fun and a decent battle most seasons with those feckers Club Brugge - I'm not a fan of wib wob so most people will smash my score but it's fun of doing the challenges I like and not how well or badly you do

    Amazing going through scouting all of the African countries (I spent hours doing that to start) - some brilliant Team names going on there

    And some absolute BEASTS there as well - maybe a market to shop in future if you do your homework

    Well done for thinking this one up and really enjoyed the ride - just gutted we didn't get through - Turkey played Mexico and Argentina had Ukraine in last 16 - both of which I could have given a game


    Good luck to the rest that try this

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    Great stuff mate, very unfortunate with that World Cup Group!

    We'll have to sort another challenge out for ya now

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    Hello! I am from Argentina (sorry for my little english haha) I thank you for keeping the passion alive for this great game. I saw this challenge, and the truth is that I was very interested in completing it.
    In my first season was going very well but I could not win anything. However I qualified to the EL and I will go for that goal.

    1st Season:







    Transfers => 16 players = - 80 points


    2nd Pre-Season players (All eligible)


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    2nd Season:

    Europa League: I had bad luck in the draw. First matchup: Porto. 0-0 (away) and 1-1 (home) in a match that anyone could have won. Sadness for the elimination through "away goals".



    League: I thought he would have a better performance this year in the league with a better team. But it was worse. The only description that deserves this season is: disappointing. I qualified the old Intertoto Cup, but it's disappointing.



    The worst were the away matches. I tried changing tactics ... nothing.



    Usually use this...in home matches works, but in away matches nothing. Any advice?

    Cup: I lost in the final vs Brugge, which dominated me throughout the season. My team was already resigned from the minute 0 hahaha. 50 Points



    Transfers: 15 players. - 75 points



    2nd Season results: -25 points

    Overall: -105 points

    Clearly I'm not playing well, but it's a fun challenge hahaha. The only thing that makes me angry is the away games, but I hope to overcome that problem.
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    God damn it. Started this, gad a great 1st season selling all the players and making profit while getting more than decent african players. After a slow start won the league and cup. And then the game crashed at the start of the second season. Will restart as it is a really fun challenge.

    Just a question - do I need to edit something pre game launch to be able to get an african team national job? What is the best approach to this?

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    You'll get one easy - may get sacked before tournament so add yourself back in as manager of that is the case

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    Ok, restarted the challenge after the previos attempt which resulted in a corrupt savegame at the end of season one.

    Got a bit more knowledge about what players to look out for and how to manage the selling of players.

    This time started selling almost all the team straight away and lowered the price a bit at the next transfer window. Towards the end of the season I've had an all african team already with 10.25m euros income from selling players. Lost a couple of players for free because for a second time forgot to sign new contracts for at least a year. Eh, well...

    Managed to win the title after a slow start.



    Lost the cup in the semi-finals.



    Things are looking quite good, continued signing a lot of new players for season 2, some really promising.

    Did not focus on youngsters that much because I'm not sure how much I will be able to develop them in this time. Also, it's a bit hard to sign young players straight away.For example, in season 2 there is a really nice 16 yo who won't sign with me, no matter how much money I give him as a instalation fee :



    Oh well, maybe I can get him next season. If an european team get's him, it's case closed


    List of signings :




    Overall 22 signings so now sitting at -110 points.

    Hopefully the signings are quality
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    Season 2 :

    Squad :





    Players in :



    Super cup :



    League flew by, not much to say, a lot of goals score and already champions with 4 or 5 games still to go. Did not really had any problems and the squad was solid. Scored 104 goals and only lost a game :O




    Cup was also an easy trophy after a final that was settled from half time :




    Champions league was interesting. Had a first group draw with Basel,Bayern and Sporting.After 4 games we were already qualified for the next stage



    The second draw was with Dortmund, Dinamo Kiev and Atletico Madrid. Hoped at first for a 3rd place if we can manage two wins with Kiev and a home win with Atletico. However, we hammered Atletico 5-1 away and 3-2 home and qualified from second place







    However, quarter finals got us a unlucky draw against Real Madrid. After a 2-2 draw away really hoped that we could snatch a win. No luck




    Overall :
    Previous season : -110 points
    This season players in : -55 points
    League win : 200 points
    Cup win : 100 points
    Super cup win : 50 points


    Question : does the super-cup from season 2 count? Asking as it's the result of a performance from a non scoring season (1) so could go either way.

    Total : 185 points

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    Season 3 started with an easy super-cup win :



    The cup was also won :



    League title won with only 5 draws and 2 games lost



    I had a lot of hopes for Champions League this season. I managed to get a few interesting signings, including a really nice goalkeeper in january.
    The first group draw was with Bayern,Ajax and Gdansk. I thought that a 2nd place was gonna be an easy option.
    However, after a home lose agasint Ajax and an away lose with Bayern things waren't really looking up.
    Won both games against Gdansk but Ajax snatched a draw at home so it was down to the last game.
    We managed to qualify in the last game after a win against Bayern and Ajax loosing with Gdansk.



    The second group.. Let's just say that I was feeling bad that we didn't finish third to focus on Uefa. We were up against Barcelona, Juventus and M'gladbach.

    However, we managed to win the group with only 2 draws. Forgot all about wishing we finished third in the previous group



    Bad luck in the next draw. We were up against PSG with maybe Wolfsburg and Dortmund easier opponents.
    After the first game we were 1-0 down but the home game was up.

    A thrilling 5-3 win in which I didn't even have time to figure if we were qualified or not until the final whistle. Thrilling.



    Next up was Dortmund. At this time we got the easier draw.
    A 4-1 overall win after a first leg 3-0 at home got us through the finals where we faced Barcelona.

    After a 1-1 final time we were up to extra time. Messi got a goal in he 98th minute but we leveled it 3 minutes later.
    Not enough as Messi got a winning goal in the 115th minute and it was too late.



    Players in :


    Players in : -15 points
    Super cup : 50 points
    Belgian cup : 100 points
    League win : 200 points
    UCL final : 500 points
    Previous seasons : 185 points


    Total : 1020 points

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    Season 4 :

    Again, the super cup proved to be an easy win :



    Belgium league won :



    Belgium cup won after a 1-1 first game which had to be replayed. Didn't know Belgium cup has extra time but no penalties. Weird.



    Champions league started with a lot of hopes after the last season final. We were up against Real Madrid, Dortmund and Shakhtar.
    Really hoped for a second place as we blasted Dortmund in the semi-finals last year.
    Lost to Dortmund, to Real and won both games with Shakhtar. Managed to win against Real Madrid at home.

    It was up to a last game against Dortmund. If we won, we would finish 2nd. Unlucky, doe to an unreal ammount of injuries and ineligible players we lost and finished third :





    Things worked out ok so in Uefa after Heerenven, Valencia, Ferencvaros and Liverpool we managed to win the cup in a final against AC Milan.



    Season players in :



    This season players in : -20 points
    Belgian Leagus win : 200 points
    Belgian cup : 100 points
    Belgian super cup : 50 points
    UEFA cup : 500 points
    Previous season : 1020 points

    Total : 1850 points

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    Season 5

    All season I only brought a keeper as the two I had in the reserve team wanted to leave at the end of the contract from the club so I coulnd't rely all season on just the other two from the first team.



    Super-cup
    The season began as usual, with a supercup win



    European super-cup
    After the UEFA cup win last season, we were up against Real Madrid in the super-cup. Thought we might get lucky.

    Wrong. Lost 3-0




    World club championship
    Of course we got into a group with Real Madrid. With a draw against them qualified from the first place.



    The final we played Real again. It was payback time after the European super cup.

    Wrong. Lost 4-0




    Belgian League

    Although african cup raised a couple of problems in the first 11, we managed to overcome them.



    However, towards the end of the season Antwerp stayed strong and we couldn't win a couple of games so it was down to the last league game. Luckily for us Saint Trudien keeper made a penalty in the 4th minute and was sent off so we won the game 4-1 and the title by 1 point.




    Champions league + Europa league

    A 1st stage group with Lyon, Man Utd and Feyenoord seemed decent enough. However, an early defeat with Lyon and both games with MU threw us in 3rd place



    No worries, we became an Europa league specialists. An outstanding performance against PSG in the final and we got the cup 2nd year in a row:



    Players in: -5 points
    Belgian league: 200 points
    Belgian cup: 100 points
    Belgian super cup: 50 points
    Europa League winner: 500 points
    European super cup runner-up: 200 points
    Wolrd club championship runner-up: 500 points
    Previous points: 1850 points

    Overall : 3395 points

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    Ok, I have a question.

    I am currently playing through my last season atm(season 6).After the season is over there will be a world cup (2022).
    The international manager position that this challenge reffers is to be taken after that world cup is over right? In order to play the qualification as well right?

    But if I take the position now (4 years before the world cup) I'll also go through the african cup qulification and competition. Will I play also with only african players in this as well?

    Not really sure if it was a problem with the beginning year.

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    Ignore the WC at the end of the 6th season, resign from Beveren at the end of the 6th season then once the WC is over, take over an African National side and go through qualification and hopefully the World Cup following that.

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    Just completed the 6th season, the best so far.


    Belgian super-cup was an easy win, Antwerp seem to have lost the form they had previous season.




    Next up was the european super-cup. Third final against Real Madrid in the last two years, this was our time to get our revenge!
    Wrong




    Ok, world championship. Final against Real Madrid. REVENGEEEEEE!
    Wrong




    Belgian League was easily won, probably the easiest win throughout all 6 seasons.




    Belgian cup was won too:




    Champions league:

    A decent first group that started with a 7-1 win against Ferencvaros but continued to only a two point lead from 3rd place qualification thanks to a win against Napoli




    Second group was with Chelsea, Real Madrid and Dortmund. Great
    But, it was time for our revenge. Managed to blast through the group with 18 goals and 6 superb wins
    Down with Madrid !!!! REVENGEEEEE WAS OURS AT LAAAAAAST!!!!



    After the easiest oponent in the quarter finals (Antwerp) and an away goal qualification against Man Utd in the semis we were through to the final.
    All or nothing against Bayern.

    And we made it. The CL was ours after a 1-0 win




    No players were signed this season :


    This was the last season at the club. It was a blast and I really feel bad that i'm gonna have to resign
    After a couple of experiments in the first season, I played 433 Iodine due to a couple of reasons:
    - Lack of quality mid's. I use a DMC as MC, sometimes two towards the last seasons.
    - Abundance of quality strikers. I just had to have 3 up front.
    - Abundance of qulity DMC's. At a point I had 3 equal quality options.
    It really is a problem with keepers. I was lucky I found a newly generated on that was quality.
    Players are really fragile. I had a lot of problems with injuries throughout the season. Towards the last 3 seasons I constantly had one striker out for at least 2 months. At least I got some squad rotations

    I think it's impossible to win African player of the year, not to mention world player. Maybe by luck a stricker that only plays cup games and bags some goals with an awesome match rating, if you have a good striker to spare

    Below is my last season first-11 (in the CL final and most of the season) plus some quality players:




















    Points so far:
    Belgian league: 200 points
    Belgian cup: 100 points
    Belgian super cup: 50 points
    Champions league winner: 1000 points
    European super-cup runner-up: 200 points
    World club championship: 500 points
    Players in: 0 points
    Previous points: 3395 points
    Later Edit + African player of the year: 800 points

    Overall : 6245 points


    World cup, here we hopefully come!


    Later Edit: Oh boy, how wrong was I with the African Player of the year assumption. Apparently, my players got top 3 places .
    Not really sure how I missed this in the news feed

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    Got a job as Ghana manager.

    WC Qualifications. Very easy group:

    Squad :





    Group :



    World Cup

    Squad :




    A decent-enough group in the WC Qualifiers that started with a disaster against the lowest rated team.
    A nice comeback towards the end where in the last games every team had chances:



    Round of 16 drew us against Croatia. The game started with one of our players being set off in the 3rd minute and two penalties in the first half.
    This was the end




    Total points for WC : 500 points

    Total challenge overall : 6745 points



    Awesome challenge, awesome fun!

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    congratulations! impressive score!

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