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AMC
06-06-18, 07:04 PM
Challenge 37 - Bringing Back Barakaldo



https://s15.postimg.cc/4z154b9bf/Barakaldo_CF.png (https://postimages.org/)


Some of you may remember this from the old forums :D

Barakaldo is a city in the Basque region of Spain, where the likes of former Chelsea defender Asier del Horno and ex Spain manager Javier Clemente could once claim as home (and may still do). Within the city lies Barakaldo CF, who in their 101 year history have bounced around the Segunda Division, Segunda Division B and Tercera Division, without ever making La Liga, until possibly now!

Your challenge is to take over Barakaldo CF in the Segunda Division B, and within 5 seasons bring as much success to the club as possible. Easy I hear you say? Well what you may not know is like their fellow Basque club Athletic Bilbao they can only sign Basque players, however unlike the La Liga side, Barakaldo can only boast an 8,000 capacity stadium (6,000 seated), adequate training facilities and little money.

RULES

- Mar 2018 update

- no tactics restriction (so wib-wob away), except for the usual - you have to have at least 3 players in your defensive line and wide players somewhere.

- everyone at the club when you start (players and staff) are ok to use throughout the challenge.

- loan transfers and free signings allowed as well as normal transfers.

- no month-to-month contracts.

- any staff signings must have Basque Nationality too.

POINTS

La Liga
Winner - 1,000
2nd Place - 500
3rd Place - 200
4th Place - 100
Relegation - -250

Segunda
Winner - 200
2nd Place - 100
3rd Place - 50
Relegation - -150

Segunda Division B
Promotion (this includes the points for Top 4 finish) - 100
Top 4 finish in Group - 50

Spanish Cup
Winner - 500
Runner-up - 200
Semi-Finalist - 100

Spanish Super Cup
Winner - 100

Champions League
Winner - 10,000
Runner-up - 5,000
Semi-Finalist - 2,000

Europa League
Winner - 5,000
Runner-up - 2,000
Semi-Finalist - 1,000

European Super Cup
Winner - 1000

World Club Championships
Winner - 5,000
Runner-up - 2,000
Semi-Finalist - 1,000

Manager of the Year
Winner - 500

1 point for every League Goal scored (including Segunda 2B Promotion Playoffs)

SCREENSHOTS

- the usual screenies to prove your points.


Best of luck :ok:

drkshadow1
06-06-18, 07:16 PM
Ohhhh sweet I will try to start this tonight

JayFlo
06-06-18, 07:23 PM
So it can be WIBWOB as long as there’s at least a back three plus wide players?

AMC
06-06-18, 07:27 PM
So it can be WIBWOB as long as there’s at least a back three plus wide players?

Yep :ok:

Redknapp69
06-06-18, 08:52 PM
Ohhhh sweet I will try to start this tonight

On it like a car bonnet

I can't have any challenges out here I haven't done :)

Redknapp69
06-06-18, 09:10 PM
Any issues taking a National job just for sh!ts and giggles along the way?

Also - am using Saturn V5 patch - assume that's ok as well?

Couple of my Scouts are Non Basque (Spanish) when starting - ok to keep them if I so desire?

Seems like quite a few players in squad are Spanish and not Basque (or both) - they ok to keep as well?

AMC
06-06-18, 09:34 PM
Yep everyone at the club already is ok, will amend OP now.

drkshadow1
06-06-18, 09:47 PM
Sign Basque players what about (loans?)

AMC
06-06-18, 09:52 PM
Yep loans are fine, OP updated.

Redknapp69
06-06-18, 10:20 PM
Love the way everyone's contracts are expiring at end of season :rofl:

Anyone know many man loan players you can bring in at this division/country?

AMC
06-06-18, 10:24 PM
:lol:

Afraid not mate, when testing I just used the current squad.

evesham
07-06-18, 08:55 AM
Just to clarify, all loan signings must be Basque too?

Redknapp69
07-06-18, 09:05 AM
Aye

AMC
07-06-18, 09:09 AM
I don't think the game will allow you to sign anyone who isn't Basque, it's just some of the original squad including the one on loan aren't Basque.

Mark
07-06-18, 09:55 AM
Great stuff guys, well done :ok:

drkshadow1
07-06-18, 11:59 AM
Season so far

https://i.imgur.com/Mlzy3vF.png

Players expect a little bit much I think

https://i.imgur.com/Z4291xM.png

dweatherston11
07-06-18, 12:47 PM
The wages the players are wanting are crazy! Going to end up with a completely new squad in the second season.

Redknapp69
07-06-18, 01:59 PM
I've P4, W4

Sold that Ito guy for a wedge

Made more than £5m in sales so far

Not thought about the whole contract thing yet as you say though :lol:

dweatherston11
07-06-18, 03:30 PM
Can I ask if the promotion playoff goals count towards the League goals total?

Or just the 38 league games?

drkshadow1
07-06-18, 03:37 PM
Redders! You sold players :loco:

I am terrified of not getting Basque players 1, Interested and 2, Decent enough quality

AMC
07-06-18, 04:15 PM
Can I ask if the promotion playoff goals count towards the League goals total?

Or just the 38 league games?

Both mate, will update OP.

dweatherston11
07-06-18, 04:17 PM
I've P4, W4

Sold that Ito guy for a wedge

Made more than £5m in sales so far

Not thought about the whole contract thing yet as you say though :lol:

Interesting tactic selling the players.
I smashed through season 1, will post screenies and an update later.
Ito was outstanding for me, only player I sold was the right back Alvarez.

drkshadow1
07-06-18, 04:57 PM
Ito is doing well for me as well.

dweatherston11
07-06-18, 06:06 PM
Season 1 done on this beautiful challenge. If you look at my other challenge results you will know I'm not a master tactician, so if I manage to get myself into LA Liga I'd be impressed with myself.
Firstly just to say, don't look at my players in my tactics or my one best signing I will share if you don't want any ideas you feel are cheating. I'm sure I won't be copied though!
Season 1
After sorting out the squad and signing a few faces, decided to go with this tactic for the whole season. Took the other teams a while to realise 5 in midfield against me worked, by that time I was well in to top gear.
https://s33.postimg.cc/gkopxpj8f/Barakaldo_-_season_1_tactics.png

This guy, I signed on loan from Amorebieta, who finished 10th in the same league as me, but they didn't want him.
https://s33.postimg.cc/4wuo2p48v/barakaldo_-_season_1_Koldo_Obeita.png
Absolutely smashed it for me.

His loan ran out 3 days before my last game, which turned out to be a promotion playoff with winner going up...
https://s33.postimg.cc/n9v9dejwf/Barakaldo_-_season_1_final_game.png

Was nervous as hell, especially after the way the season had gone, would have hurt not to go up.
https://s33.postimg.cc/rx1bfj27z/barakaldo_-_season_1_league_table.png

Lost my first game in the playoff leagues, but came back strong and took promotion with that final day win
https://s33.postimg.cc/o1xxcf0wf/barakaldo_-_season_1_promotion_group.png

So season 1 complete and very successful. Looking forward to my first year in Segunda Division.

Points so far

promotion from Segunda 2B = 100
Total League Goals = 109!

total so far= 209

drkshadow1
07-06-18, 09:19 PM
Great start man!

Hoping to have my first season finished this evening as well.

Redknapp69
08-06-18, 12:17 AM
Redders! You sold players :loco:

I am terrified of not getting Basque players 1, Interested and 2, Decent enough quality

Meh - it was annoying me all their contracts expiring and then wanting 8 times thier wages so those I didn't rate I just got shut of!

Spent an age yesterday scouting for Basque players!

Redknapp69
08-06-18, 12:22 AM
Great work dweatherston11 :clap:

drkshadow1
08-06-18, 02:57 AM
So after season 1 here we go

https://i.imgur.com/04CCwOf.png

Play off stages https://i.imgur.com/100vqm4.png

POINTS SO FAR 218

AMC
08-06-18, 07:35 AM
Great stuff guys, dweatherston you don’t get points for both promotion and a top 4 finish it’s one or the other. Will amend OP now.

ricor
08-06-18, 10:36 AM
Thanks for this challenge in the last DATABASE !! Can we have more challenges with the new database ?
I will try to perform it ASAP !!
Good job guys
Rik

GFRay
08-06-18, 10:36 AM
I will get on this ASAP. Great stuff AMC!:ok:

Redknapp69
08-06-18, 11:26 AM
Well in drkshadow! :clap:

AMC
08-06-18, 11:37 AM
Thanks for this challenge in the last DATABASE !! Can we have more challenges with the new database ?
I will try to perform it ASAP !!
Good job guys
Rik

There should hopefully be one or two challenges in the coming few weeks, but in the mean time if you check the Challenge Summaries thread here https://champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1704 there are a couple of challenges that can be played on any database which you could do on the latest update.

dweatherston11
08-06-18, 11:48 AM
Meh - it was annoying me all their contracts expiring and then wanting 8 times thier wages so those I didn't rate I just got shut of!

Spent an age yesterday scouting for Basque players!

Yeh I understand that. It's very odd guys wanting 9k a week who are on less than 1k

GFRay
08-06-18, 11:50 AM
Meh - it was annoying me all their contracts expiring and then wanting 8 times thier wages so those I didn't rate I just got shut of!

Spent an age yesterday scouting for Basque players!

How do you scout for Basque players mate? :)

AMC
08-06-18, 11:54 AM
In the player/staff search under Nationality you can filter that to Basque, alternatively you can filter by text and type in "Basque"

GFRay
08-06-18, 11:55 AM
In the player/staff search under Nationality you can filter that to Basque, alternatively you can filter by text and type in "Basque"

I know mate. I just wanted to see if Redders knew! :lol:

GFRay
08-06-18, 12:09 PM
I use this very simple method to find as many Basque players as possible.

1. Load the game with as much nations as you want, but at least Germany and Spain. Select Germany as your starting league (this will make the game start at 1st July) and select Barakaldo when done loading. The starting with Germany will give you much more time to build up your player pool described below.

2. Send the 2 scouts you have to scout Spain. This will increase the player pool you can find with "Player Search" greatly. When you get the message that your scout has completed his search, send him to scout Spain again and keep doing this every time you get the message.

3. You'll now find many more Basque players that wouldn't show up on default in the Player Search as they are 'unknown'. Keep scouting though to keep the player pool updated.

4. ???
5. Profit.

AMC
08-06-18, 12:14 PM
If you type Basque into the normal search function that would show all Basque players regardless if scouted anyway won't it? Although obviously you can't filter for age/position/stats etc

GFRay
08-06-18, 12:14 PM
If you type Basque into the normal search function that would show all Basque players regardless if scouted anyway won't it? Although obviously you can't filter for age/position/stats etc

Jup and that's why I use the method explained. I really don't want to go through dozens of players by manually clicking on them! :lol:

AMC
08-06-18, 12:17 PM
What else you gonna do? :D

JayFlo
08-06-18, 12:21 PM
Looking forward to starting this soon :)

Redknapp69
08-06-18, 12:58 PM
I know mate. I just wanted to see if Redders knew! :lol:

I spent HOURS........ :)

Dermotron
08-06-18, 01:04 PM
Load Poland, game starts June 6th ;)

GFRay
08-06-18, 02:23 PM
First season done.

Tactic:
https://s26.postimg.cc/fylspd7wp/Tactic.png (https://postimages.org/)

Players in:
https://s26.postimg.cc/an6w4m3tl/Players_in.png (https://postimages.org/)[/url]
https://s26.postimg.cc/hdnde1yp5/Loans_in.png (https://postimages.org/)

Screenies to prove all incoming staff are Basque:
https://s26.postimg.cc/h0vz7x65l/Tono.png (https://postimages.org/)
https://s26.postimg.cc/juz4lc5qx/Apesteguia.png (https://postimages.org/)https://s26.postimg.cc/6e262gfzt/Barco.png (https://postimages.org/)
https://s26.postimg.cc/xonhae621/Barrado.png (https://postimages.org/)https://s26.postimg.cc/j5gc8yxhl/Giles.png (https://postimages.org/)

League:
https://s26.postimg.cc/an6w4ntjt/League.png (https://postimages.org/)

Promotion Playoffs:
https://s26.postimg.cc/u51jklb21/Playoffs.png (https://postimages.org/)

Went out in the 3rd round of the Spanish Cup so no points there. Other than that it's 100 for Promotion and 120 poins for goals scored in the league (106) and the playoffs (14) which makes it 220 for the first season. :ok:

Redknapp69
08-06-18, 03:07 PM
Smashed it Ray as expected being a tactic lover :clap:

Playoffs maybe not as easy as the full season went for you though

GFRay
08-06-18, 03:09 PM
Smashed it Ray as expected being a tactic lover :clap:

Playoffs maybe not as easy as the full season went for you though

That's because the loans ended on the 1st of May :doh: Had to play with lesser players, but still got it easily. :)

drkshadow1
09-06-18, 04:30 AM
Season Two finished and here is the results.

https://i.imgur.com/FhCPLUm.png

Here is the tactic I am using currently depending on players available this may end up changing.

https://i.imgur.com/FGVZPPC.png

Points total so far

531

I will update my best players at the end as I do not want to give any hints to these other herberts

Redknapp69
09-06-18, 06:54 AM
Going great guns :ok:

Looks like it was a hard fought league with a a LOT of losses for your nearest challengers

How’s the finances? Any decent youth come through or managed to expand Stadium?

dweatherston11
09-06-18, 09:42 AM
Great effort drk. My second season nearly finished, and well, it isn't so successful...

Need to be more flexible with tactics because everyone is playing 5 across midfield against me when I'm at home, and some away as well. I just don't get anything like the possession I need and hardly create chances. Need to be able to change tactics, but I'm not so great at creating tactics! More practice needed.

Stadium expaansion out of the question at the moment, most of my starting 11 were loanees, could be a negative thing.

GFRay
09-06-18, 09:45 AM
Great effort drk. My second season nearly finished, and well, it isn't so successful...

Need to be more flexible with tactics because everyone is playing 5 across midfield against me when I'm at home, and some away as well. I just don't get anything like the possession I need and hardly create chances. Need to be able to change tactics, but I'm not so great at creating tactics! More practice needed.

Stadium expaansion out of the question at the moment, most of my starting 11 were loanees, could be a negative thing.

When dealing with a 5 man packed midfield I usually switch to mixed passing and my teams finds ways to bypass their midfield. :ok:

dweatherston11
09-06-18, 11:13 AM
Here's how the second season finished for me. Was Top of the table after 20 odd games, but injuries and teams playing 5 across midfield, some with 3 holding just stopped me in my tracks.
Another year in segunda beckons, I reckon less loanees next year and try and get in some permanent signings.
https://s33.postimg.cc/46rppygsf/barakaldo_-_season_2_league_table.png

67 goals to add to my points total means

total = 276 after 2 seasons.

Got a taste of La Liga with Barcelona in the cup. Lost 3-0 at home so probably for the best I didn't get promoted just yet!

drkshadow1
09-06-18, 01:54 PM
Going great guns :ok:

Looks like it was a hard fought league with a a LOT of losses for your nearest challengers

How’s the finances? Any decent youth come through or managed to expand Stadium?

Now in LL I am in profit but no stadium expansion or youth come through at all I relied on loans as well. This season could be a struggle as quality is so much higher now

drkshadow1
09-06-18, 01:56 PM
Looked like you had a real tight league to be honest I'm sure you will get promoted this season

Redknapp69
09-06-18, 07:05 PM
Stability in Segunda mate - that’s ok

Hope you can push on next season!

I need to pick this back up tonight but painting house in evenings at the mo :frusty:

ricor
09-06-18, 08:47 PM
Hi guys,

Finally, Zinédine Zidane, did not stay unemployed a long time. He decided to take up this barakaldo challenge !
See his results below !!

Tactic:
http://i67.tinypic.com/k2pv6.jpg

Regular season ranking:
http://i66.tinypic.com/2mmh2sz.png

playoff ranking:
http://i68.tinypic.com/w1eedv.png

transfers in / loans (yeah the game is in French, this is Zidane playing)

http://i63.tinypic.com/2r3v6sg.png

is this guy basque ? :heh:

http://i67.tinypic.com/apgxs9.png

Kind of easy season. Not sure my tactic will work further. I lost my first champ game and my first spain cup game. But finally all went well ;-)

promotion from Segunda 2B = 100
Total League Goals = 152 :)

total so far =252 pts

coming back to you ASAP

drkshadow1
09-06-18, 09:00 PM
Season 3 End.

I was so close to finishing in 3/4 place mid season drop in form let me down HARD!
https://i.imgur.com/gQKPhzv.png

Some highlights from this season however. with some squad information if you do not want to see this do not click below

https://i.imgur.com/iSsxQt8.png

https://i.imgur.com/RFbY4np.png

Points total now 604

So my training needed improving. This is what they did

https://i.imgur.com/Mdo6KIs.png

now my training is this

https://i.imgur.com/0HYmen7.png

but my money is this

https://i.imgur.com/SzYKawD.png

TheFanatikz
09-06-18, 10:50 PM
I love the sound of this challenge.
May have to give this a try to break my challenge virginity :)

drkshadow1
10-06-18, 08:48 AM
Here We go guys Season 4 update.

League
https://i.imgur.com/QkA8JxO.png
Europa League
https://i.imgur.com/6xRPQN4.png
Copa Del Ray
https://i.imgur.com/AVV14EU.png

New Points Total

6678

Here is a list of all transfers and staff so far.

Season 1.
Players
https://i.imgur.com/qPpl7gQ.png
Loans
https://i.imgur.com/44oWJ8v.png
Staff
none

Season 2.
Players
https://i.imgur.com/OvmrS2b.png
Loans
https://i.imgur.com/ZZU5NqU.png
Staff
https://i.imgur.com/pfJQjj8.png

Season 3.
Players
https://i.imgur.com/ctfMJ1B.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/Bjp8Gja.png
Staff
https://i.imgur.com/tuXPSL6.png

Season 4.
Players
https://i.imgur.com/oXORmND.png
Staff
https://i.imgur.com/jOKs49L.png

drkshadow1
10-06-18, 05:14 PM
Beginning of Season 5

Super cup win over Barcelona. New points total 7678

https://i.imgur.com/BURSwrP.png

then got spanked in the spanish super cup.

https://i.imgur.com/FOYWa7C.png

evesham
10-06-18, 06:20 PM
wow your scores gonna be hard to beat drkshadow your having great success, hopefully you can go 1 step further and become champions of La Liga :ok:

drkshadow1
10-06-18, 08:38 PM
Barcelona are just destroying the league I dont know if i can beat

Redknapp69
10-06-18, 11:01 PM
£12m to upgrade academy - was that correct?!

drkshadow1
10-06-18, 11:07 PM
I think that was both upgrade seats and acadamy

Redknapp69
11-06-18, 12:28 AM
new one on me..................

https://s33.postimg.cc/vcpchxiu7/rul.png (https://postimages.org/)

drkshadow1
11-06-18, 12:34 AM
Haha I never knew that either

drkshadow1
11-06-18, 03:56 AM
Season 5.

It is all over for me at Barakaldo. I am sure you all will end up hitting better scores than this however I wanted to be the first to complete this challenge.

Season 5 League Table

https://i.imgur.com/eM5o7Kr.png

Copa Del Ray

https://i.imgur.com/RbZXdhg.png

Champions League

https://i.imgur.com/OaKEx63.png
totally got smashed in this one!

Average ratings
https://i.imgur.com/IbiR9JF.png

Toughest Manager I have ever faced
https://i.imgur.com/AZ9FLL1.png
beat him this year though!
https://i.imgur.com/SEp8hGT.png


Final Points Total

9775
https://i.imgur.com/ETCJsuT.png
https://i.imgur.com/ezZEtoC.png

Redknapp69
11-06-18, 08:09 AM
Wow - very well done - La Liga WINNERS

WTF happened in CL though?! Doesn't match up to how you played in rest of the competitions :wacko:

dweatherston11
11-06-18, 08:39 AM
Amazing effort drk. I can guarantee I will not be achieving the same!

dweatherston11
11-06-18, 08:43 AM
Season 3 update. After the disappointment of last season I decided to use less loanees, and try build a squad.
Here's how it finished.
https://s33.postimg.cc/6t9kop3xb/barakaldo_-_season_3_league_table.png
A draw in the last game was enough to see me up!

So another 50 points added to the total, plus 71 goals, so 121+276 = 397

evesham
11-06-18, 09:08 AM
massive gratz to drkshadow after winning La Liga in the final season :clap: a huge points tally, I certainly will get nowhere near that :)
gratz to DW for getting promoted in season 3 :ok:
I might start the challenge later if time

Redknapp69
11-06-18, 09:10 AM
Well in Weathers - in the "big time" now - well stocked to be competitive?

Do you think less loan players worked better for you?

ricor
11-06-18, 11:52 AM
Good job drkshadow, looks like you nailed it (you signed Villalibre twice, bosman and from PSG ?). I will post my second season result. I have been promoted quite easy.

Here is my advice for pepople that want to try. Loan IMO is the key. Get players that do not play from bilbao or Sociedad. get a GK ASAP yours are just bad. after 2 seasons, I still do not have my own keeper ;-) , only loan. Get a decent striker too. You can find good ones in lower leagues. (or get a loan)

think about hiring a physio ASAP. In the beginning of season 2 they all retired ;-(, I was able to find new one, but it took a little bit of time. Also, I lost all my scout (retirement) at the end of the first season ;-(. Only when I was promoted in liga, I could hire new one.

Ito, Aru, Son and defenders are not that bad in the team. focus on GK, offensive midfield and striker.

Also best advice, when you have money use it right away to buy players, otherwise after 2 or 3 months you will not have anything to spend, since the money income in close to nothing.

There are lots of basque players I was surprised about it. So the challenge is not that hard at least to be promoted to the liga. I will let you know what happen next .But i have money to buy players before the season start, i should take my time.

cheers

Zidane

drkshadow1
11-06-18, 02:01 PM
I said to Ray he was one of my best players when I signed him. But PSG hit his minimum release fee. However he found it hard to adapt to the lifestyle and so I was able to resign him soon after. Strikers are key for me. Vicente the first two seasons smashed the league's for me

ricor
11-06-18, 04:48 PM
Ok, here is my 2nd season. Not bad, although I lost 3 to 4 games at the very end when I wanted to try some players ... Still champions this year, next year la liga !! I am still using the same tactic . I tried to sign tons of ok players in order to sell them after. Well , this is not working ... I end up letting them go for nothing ... But I sold one good player per year. And I bought 2 or 3 players with the money.
Concerning spanish cup... I lost first game again ... I need to work on that, or to be more serious and put my A team.

final Season 2 ranking !
http://i65.tinypic.com/2mdig3p.jpg

Players in (transfer)
http://i64.tinypic.com/25fouwj.jpg

players in (loan)
http://i68.tinypic.com/e6ws35.jpg

Staff in
http://i64.tinypic.com/14e2wzp.jpg

points :

Season 1 Promotion (100) + 132 goals = 252 pts
season 2 champion (200) + 110 goals = 310
total so far 562 PTS

Ok so no the game is really starting !! I have no idea how the team will perform vs barcelona and madrid !!

cheers

Rik

AMC
11-06-18, 04:53 PM
Great to see so much activity on this challenge, and well done for completing it so soon drk :ok:

drkshadow1
11-06-18, 05:25 PM
Loved the challenge the 3rd season was the hardest for me I did not really do anything of note.

Great to see some other players who I had no idea about.

evesham
11-06-18, 10:34 PM
Well I started it today, I've been taking my time scouting and looking for bargains. At the start of the season I had a healthy £525k after the transfer Window and now in January I got 23k :( I've managed to sign 8 players for next season on Free transfers, not any worldies but hopefully enough to improve the squad.
At the halfway stage of the 1st season I'm doing good but need to be scoring a few more goals

https://s22.postimg.cc/6t2z0ocg1/Capture28.jpg

drkshadow1
12-06-18, 12:05 AM
Man that is a super start! wowzer

jonnyefc
12-06-18, 10:34 AM
Okay, first attempt at a challenge on here, not a tactical genius like most of the guys on here but i'll give it my best shot!

I'm struggling to post screenshots even after following the instructions on the forum. My file size is 58k and all other parameters are being met.

Any ideas please?

Many thanks,

Jonny.

GFRay
12-06-18, 10:46 AM
Okay, first attempt at a challenge on here, not a tactical genius like most of the guys on here but i'll give it my best shot!

I'm struggling to post screenshots even after following the instructions on the forum. My file size is 58k and all other parameters are being met.

Any ideas please?

Many thanks,

Jonny.

You should upload your pics at www.postimage.org and use the 'hotlinks for forums' link to paste in here. :ok:

jonnyefc
12-06-18, 12:57 PM
Excellent! Thanks for your help mate....

jonnyefc
12-06-18, 01:00 PM
Okay, first attempt at a challenge and i'm by no means a tactical genius like so many on here, but i'll have a go!

https://s15.postimg.cc/w3tzbcf7v/challengeseason1.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://s15.postimg.cc/5vium5q17/challengeseason1playoffs.png (https://postimages.org/)

jonnyefc
12-06-18, 01:08 PM
Sorry, that first screenshot is awful, here's what it says:

Group 2

Pos Team Pld Won Drn Lst For Ag Won Drn Lst For Ag Pts
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1st Pl Barakaldo 38 15 4 0 50 18 15 4 0 63 22 98
2nd Pl Racing Santander 38 11 5 3 28 12 11 5 3 36 20 76
3rd Pl Amorebieta 38 13 4 2 38 12 8 5 6 38 28 72
4th Pl Mirandés 38 12 4 3 38 21 8 7 4 27 18 71
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5th Burgos 38 10 4 5 36 26 8 6 5 36 34 64
6th Izarra 38 12 4 3 32 20 5 5 9 23 26 60
7th Peña Sport 38 11 3 5 36 27 6 5 8 21 23 59
8th Lealtad 38 11 4 4 29 23 5 7 7 21 24 59
9th Arenas 38 11 2 6 36 27 5 4 10 22 32 54
10th Tudelano 38 8 8 3 34 25 6 4 9 18 23 54
11th Gernika 38 10 6 3 22 13 5 3 11 18 28 54
12th Sporting Gijón B 38 10 5 4 35 25 1 8 10 16 36 46
13th Real Unión 38 9 5 5 34 28 1 7 11 31 47 42
14th UD Logroñés 38 7 8 4 23 24 2 4 13 13 28 39
15th Leioa 38 6 6 7 18 24 3 3 13 20 36 36
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
16th Pl Athletic B 38 8 5 6 32 30 0 5 14 19 49 34
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17th R Real Sociedad B 38 8 5 6 26 23 0 3 16 13 37 32
18th R Vitoria (Éibar B) 38 6 5 8 16 25 0 8 11 9 33 31
19th R Caudal 38 5 8 6 33 28 1 4 14 12 36 30
20th R Osasuna B 38 5 4 10 24 39 3 2 14 14 40 30

So thats 98 points plus 18 = 116
Goals for 113 plus 18 = 131
Promotion points = 100
Total points = 347

Not a bad start but i'm sure it's only going to get harder from here!

drkshadow1
12-06-18, 01:57 PM
Stil great first season.

Hopefully you have the squad to go straight up again next season.

Goals for 113 plus 18 = 131
Promotion points = 100

I dont think you get extra points for your league points.

TOTAL 231

AMC
12-06-18, 02:00 PM
Sorry, that first screenshot is awful, here's what it says:

Group 2

Pos Team Pld Won Drn Lst For Ag Won Drn Lst For Ag Pts
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1st Pl Barakaldo 38 15 4 0 50 18 15 4 0 63 22 98
2nd Pl Racing Santander 38 11 5 3 28 12 11 5 3 36 20 76
3rd Pl Amorebieta 38 13 4 2 38 12 8 5 6 38 28 72
4th Pl Mirandés 38 12 4 3 38 21 8 7 4 27 18 71
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5th Burgos 38 10 4 5 36 26 8 6 5 36 34 64
6th Izarra 38 12 4 3 32 20 5 5 9 23 26 60
7th Peña Sport 38 11 3 5 36 27 6 5 8 21 23 59
8th Lealtad 38 11 4 4 29 23 5 7 7 21 24 59
9th Arenas 38 11 2 6 36 27 5 4 10 22 32 54
10th Tudelano 38 8 8 3 34 25 6 4 9 18 23 54
11th Gernika 38 10 6 3 22 13 5 3 11 18 28 54
12th Sporting Gijón B 38 10 5 4 35 25 1 8 10 16 36 46
13th Real Unión 38 9 5 5 34 28 1 7 11 31 47 42
14th UD Logroñés 38 7 8 4 23 24 2 4 13 13 28 39
15th Leioa 38 6 6 7 18 24 3 3 13 20 36 36
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
16th Pl Athletic B 38 8 5 6 32 30 0 5 14 19 49 34
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17th R Real Sociedad B 38 8 5 6 26 23 0 3 16 13 37 32
18th R Vitoria (Éibar B) 38 6 5 8 16 25 0 8 11 9 33 31
19th R Caudal 38 5 8 6 33 28 1 4 14 12 36 30
20th R Osasuna B 38 5 4 10 24 39 3 2 14 14 40 30

So thats 98 points plus 18 = 116
Goals for 113 plus 18 = 131
Promotion points = 100
Total points = 347

Not a bad start but i'm sure it's only going to get harder from here!

Well done on promotion mate, you don't get points for league points though, just league goals.

evesham
12-06-18, 04:54 PM
wow thats a great 1st season jonny :ok: I hope to emulate it tonight :)

jonnyefc
12-06-18, 10:42 PM
Ahhh, sorry chaps, I definitely misread the rules!!

So points total for season 1 is 231.

Part way through season 2, just been knocked out of the copa 3-2 on aggregate to barcelona in the quarters! So close! :-)

drkshadow1
12-06-18, 11:48 PM
Wow man that is great work I was dead in the third round

jonnyefc
12-06-18, 11:48 PM
Okay, so season 2 was a bit tougher. I looked into the loan market this year and basically signed half the Athletic Bilbao B team, plus a couple of others!

We went on an unbelievable run going unbeaten from the middle of september till the middle of april. Our season was disrupted by a bad injury to star player Ito.

Anyway, here are the screenshots:

https://s33.postimg.cc/mglytemwf/challengeseason2.png (https://postimg.cc/image/3oa3ptqi3/)

So points for the season are:

200 + 92 = 292
Total = 292 + 231 = 523

Roll on season 3!

evesham
13-06-18, 09:42 AM
Ok here's my 1st season at the mighty Barakaldo and I must say I enjoyed it very much.
I had a fine unbeaten season up to my 34th game when I had a tricky away tie at 2nd place Santander, I took an early lead but things went downhill real quick, Oteo got sent off and then my GK :frusty:

https://s22.postimg.cc/3sogwu8ep/Capture22.jpg

We finished the league just short of 100 points, and went into the playoffs not so confident when looking at the other 3 teams, but lots of draws from them and 5 wins from 6 got us promotion :D

Final Tables
https://s22.postimg.cc/81t6z0r3l/Capture26.jpg

Players In - 5

https://s22.postimg.cc/jqx6mzps1/Capture27.jpg

Proof of Basque Nationality
https://s22.postimg.cc/vsskh5eg1/Capture28.jpg

Players Out - 5

https://s22.postimg.cc/vvlmv49m9/Capture31.jpg

Loans In - 3

https://s22.postimg.cc/j1eeap241/Capture29.jpg

Staff In - 3

https://s22.postimg.cc/aj4y6dqgh/Capture30.jpg


Goals for 95 + 18 = 113
Promotion points = 100
Total = 213
Onto season 2 tonight, i'm looking forward to it :)

jonnyefc
13-06-18, 10:04 AM
Great first season mate! Well done! :clap:

drkshadow1
13-06-18, 10:37 AM
Congratulations to you both. Them results look great you should breeze into LA liga

Faceless
13-06-18, 05:57 PM
Love the idea of this challenge (small club + wib/wob). Never know that some clubs has that kind of player restriction. Wanted to give this a go since last week but i was in the middle of other challenge. Started this yesterday

Season #1



Tactic

https://preview.ibb.co/g5cpLJ/Tactic.jpg (https://ibb.co/kBXdEd)

League

https://preview.ibb.co/d1fn7y/League1.jpg (https://ibb.co/iH1G0J)
https://preview.ibb.co/b493fJ/League2.jpg (https://ibb.co/nFSpLJ)



100 + 97 + 14 = 211 points

Season #2



Quite a challenging season due to no staff all of them retired at the end of the first season and unable to sign Basque staff.

https://preview.ibb.co/f09GZd/leagues2.jpg (https://ibb.co/np6Kny)



50 + 75 = 125 points

I think next year gonna be very challenging

drkshadow1
13-06-18, 06:12 PM
You breezed the playoff matches in season 1 well done!

I think season 2 is alot on who you can loan in to help out the club. I will try to pull some screen shots of players i had join the club when i get home

ElCuriosoJr
13-06-18, 09:47 PM
Hi to everybody. First time attempting a challange. We'll see how its going.

Congrats to your results. Trying to emulate them.

ricor
13-06-18, 10:41 PM
Damn I am still shaking ... Finshed 4th !! for my first season in la Liga !! Damn, that was hard. This was a very close finish with Valencia ... Damn they won everything almost got me !! so relieved !!

This is the result for my 3rd season !!

http://i66.tinypic.com/s64xoi.jpg

Players in

http://i68.tinypic.com/j9olj9.jpg

loan:
http://i67.tinypic.com/bfjg4z.jpg

Staff in :
http://i64.tinypic.com/qz1wzb.jpg

This guy is epic !! like he played better than messi :heh:
http://i67.tinypic.com/adj0wz.jpg

points so far :

Season 1 Promotion (100) + 132 goals = 252 pts
season 2 champion (200) + 110 goals = 310 pts
season 3 4th in liga (100) + 92 goals = 192
total so far 754 PTS


This season was really hard, again, I lost my first game in spanish cup, i am cursed ... The draw was Real Madrid OFC ....
Next season, I'll try to be good everywhere. My team is gonna be far more better, because I have money now !!

Cheers

Rik (To be continued )

jonnyefc
13-06-18, 10:55 PM
Onto season 3, our first in the top flight.

We were very fortunate with injuries and with signing some excellent players on loan like Ganea who is romanian but second nationality basque!

Started the season very well, had a tough period around january/february time, then had a fantastic run in.

So fantastic that we went into the final game away at Betis two points clear of Barca at the top of the table!

I was so nervous! But I should have believed in the players who'd performed so well during the season....

https://s22.postimg.cc/seyqjwe7l/betis.png (https://postimg.cc/image/fat677m5p/)image hosting (https://postimages.org/)

Which meant the final table astonishingly looked like this....

https://s22.postimg.cc/9b5f33yo1/challengeseason3.png (https://postimg.cc/image/4p9aurd4t/)

Points wise thats 1000 for winning the league + 88 league goals = 1088
Total points = 1088 + 523 = 1611

Surely season 4 can't top this!!

drkshadow1
14-06-18, 12:18 AM
Congrats both you guys!

amazing runs some of you getting players I never even saw!

Peru was a beast for me!

Here is some of my best players.

Xabier
https://i.imgur.com/wJRBlkR.png
Vicente
https://i.imgur.com/DGdgbHw.png
Raul
https://i.imgur.com/C70B43c.png
Peru
https://i.imgur.com/X2Ew0zc.png

Faceless
14-06-18, 06:47 AM
Season #3



Swithched to another tactic

https://preview.ibb.co/cbjh9d/Tactics3.jpg (https://ibb.co/hs5B2y)

First year in La Liga still unable to sign enough staff until the end of the season. Never make it to the top. Still no decent performance in cup

https://preview.ibb.co/cu1vUd/leagues31.jpg (https://ibb.co/hANPNy)
https://preview.ibb.co/fyM7aJ/leagues32.jpg (https://ibb.co/dRkYFJ)



Looking forward to more signings. This season 173 points

evesham
14-06-18, 09:02 AM
Congratz so far Faceless, ricor and jonny :ok:

jonnyefc
14-06-18, 09:24 AM
I was really lucky in that third season, I don't think I had a single injury.

I'm going to find season 4 really hard though as I signed every basque man and his dog last summer and I can't shift most of them on which means my squad is completely up to it's limit! :-(

We shall see!

Well done everyone for having a go at this challenge, i'm really enjoying it.....

jonnyefc
14-06-18, 09:28 AM
Another thing i've found really annoying is Real Madrid keep signing all the best basque players, then not playing them!!

So annoying!!

Faceless
14-06-18, 08:58 PM
Season #4



We perform better in league this year but Barcelona and Real Madrid are super strong. + 287 points

https://preview.ibb.co/joiN9d/leagues4.jpg (https://ibb.co/dPevUd)

Knocked out from champions league phase 1. Luckily this allow us to play in UEFA cup. Our first opponent was Milan

https://preview.ibb.co/bNfxaJ/u41.jpg (https://ibb.co/fhHzpd)

4th round was easy

https://preview.ibb.co/nKKjNy/u42.jpg (https://ibb.co/b0J0vJ)

Then Inter

https://preview.ibb.co/bLRLvJ/u43.jpg (https://ibb.co/cES4Ny)

And Celta

https://preview.ibb.co/hf2FUd/u44.jpg (https://ibb.co/ey029d)

Final against Chelsea with a bit of luck +5,000 points

https://preview.ibb.co/fO2tFJ/u45.jpg (https://ibb.co/eqRLvJ)



This season 5,287 points

Faceless
14-06-18, 09:31 PM
Drkshadow1 don't forget to post your result in submit your result thread

evesham
15-06-18, 02:29 PM
In my 2nd season at Barakaldo I really didn't enjoy this as much as the 1st, games were too tense hehe
I went 19 games unbeaten at the top of the league but Oviedo soon put a stop to that, again another early red card, but still I deserved more than zero points :ohwell:

https://s8.postimg.cc/aavj75y45/Capture22.jpg

Our final league game was home to Oviedo and they came back from 2-0 down to draw and stop me getting 100 points :frusty:
Final Tables
https://s8.postimg.cc/3x6g3w62t/Capture21.jpg

Players In - 20
Loans In - 1
Staff In - 3

Proof of Basque Nationality - There were too many so I did a video capture for it

https://youtu.be/xKgIuspDk8g

Season 1 Total = 213 points
Season 2
Goals for = 94
Segunda Winner = 200
Season 2 Total = 294
Challenge Total = 507

I need to get some worldies in for La Liga and got no money - Gulp!

drkshadow1
15-06-18, 02:33 PM
Drkshadow1 don't forget to post your result in submit your result thread

Huh? whats that mean?

Faceless
15-06-18, 05:20 PM
Season #5



Final season, performed poorly in la liga too many red cards and injuries +80 points

https://preview.ibb.co/f6CJHy/leagues51.jpg (https://ibb.co/gW5uqJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/fbBOjd/leagues52.jpg (https://ibb.co/g9nw4d)

Super Cup against Man Utd

https://preview.ibb.co/gxuUqJ/cups52.jpg (https://ibb.co/hiCFVJ)

FIFA Club World Championship, a beautiful revenge against Man Utd +5,000 points

https://preview.ibb.co/dJ7hAJ/cups51.jpg (https://ibb.co/hejjPd)

This season 5,080 points



Total points = 211 + 125 + 173 + 5,287 + 5,080 = 10,876 points

As the club does not allow to sign non Basque players, I will only provide list of staff-in and prove of Basque nationality



https://preview.ibb.co/kZBdHy/SIs2.jpg (https://ibb.co/jXSw4d)
https://preview.ibb.co/ikCkxy/SIs3.jpg (https://ibb.co/bKPb4d)
https://preview.ibb.co/b5jyHy/SIs4.jpg (https://ibb.co/nPkijd)
https://preview.ibb.co/exQYjd/s01.jpg (https://ibb.co/jMVzPd)
https://preview.ibb.co/cGG64d/s02.jpg (https://ibb.co/fraNcy)
https://preview.ibb.co/ixPhcy/s03.jpg (https://ibb.co/iTFYjd)
https://preview.ibb.co/bQetjd/s04.jpg (https://ibb.co/j8cePd)
https://preview.ibb.co/iVo8Hy/s05.jpg (https://ibb.co/gf3xAJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/efgjqJ/s06.jpg (https://ibb.co/fLzFxy)
https://preview.ibb.co/dAMTHy/s07.jpg (https://ibb.co/frfzPd)
https://preview.ibb.co/nK3m4d/s08.jpg (https://ibb.co/cHCePd)
https://preview.ibb.co/iTLAVJ/s09.jpg (https://ibb.co/c2X2cy)
https://preview.ibb.co/iVtm4d/s10.jpg (https://ibb.co/d6oKPd)
https://preview.ibb.co/hidaxy/s11.jpg (https://ibb.co/fA22cy)
https://preview.ibb.co/hiPtjd/s12.jpg (https://ibb.co/bKKR4d)
https://preview.ibb.co/nd94qJ/s13.jpg (https://ibb.co/iexDjd)
https://preview.ibb.co/b7zhcy/s14.jpg (https://ibb.co/iSoaxy)



Please let me know if i miss anything :D

Faceless
15-06-18, 05:25 PM
Huh? whats that mean?

https://champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=257

drkshadow1
15-06-18, 05:26 PM
Thanks Faceless I posted now thank you

drkshadow1
15-06-18, 05:28 PM
How the heck did you get FIFA world chamoionship :(

Faceless
15-06-18, 05:38 PM
How the heck did you get FIFA world chamoionship :(

You mean qualification? Winning UEFA from season4 gave us a ticket. Winning it is not so tough as opponents are not that strong. :D



https://preview.ibb.co/n0jXcy/fifa01.jpg (https://ibb.co/b4tfVJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/d6ZnAJ/fifa02.jpg (https://ibb.co/fnsJHy)
https://preview.ibb.co/dtSkxy/fifa03.jpg (https://ibb.co/kUgZqJ)

drkshadow1
15-06-18, 07:12 PM
I won Uefa and never got it :(

Faceless
15-06-18, 08:03 PM
I don't really know why. Is it the patch version? I use 3.9.68 Tapanified2.21

JLa
15-06-18, 10:05 PM
How awesome, a new challenge! I haven't played Barakaldo since we had this challenge back on the previous forums.

Started tonight, seven games and seven wins. Pretty impressed with the squad actually, promotion from 2B shouldn't be an issue. Finishing above Barca and Real Madrid on the other hand..

JLa
17-06-18, 10:13 PM
Surely my scout should know we are only allowed to sign Basque players? Stop flooding my inbox with recommendations for Spanish (non-basque) players, you idiot!!

Rant over.

evesham
18-06-18, 12:15 AM
Well this was one of the hardest seasons I've ever had, it seems to have taken forever and at the end of it we did ok for a team of bums :)

Copa del Ray, I got the draw I didn't want in the Semi-Final and got absolutely hammered, 100 points though :ok:
https://s8.postimg.cc/r9k9xqmjp/Capture21.jpg

In the league I was changing my team instructions every match as I would concede easy if I didn't.

https://s8.postimg.cc/y00r76p51/Capture22.jpg

I was proud to finish 4th in my first season, it could of been third but I was drawing the penultimate game 1-1 with 15m to go and I went for it and lost :(
Amazingly we managed to score 96 goals which was the highest in the league, sadly we conceded a shed load no thanks to this guy that I signed for 2.5m and now he's transfer listed!!

https://s8.postimg.cc/jji367jut/Capture24.jpg

My players In, Loans In and Staff in, all Basque but with 2 of the players Spanish and 2nd nationality Basque.

https://s8.postimg.cc/mno5peo5x/Capture23.jpg

I think 11m is the most I've had in the bank and by the end of the season its gone due to the crap stadium. I don't think I'll improve much as Barcelona absolutely dominated La Liga, we'll see!

Season 1 Total = 213 points
Season 2 Total = 294 points

Season 3
Goals for = 96 points
La Liga 4th = 100 points
Copa del Rey Semi-Final = 100 points
Season 3 Total = 296 points
Challenge Total = 803

Kingsley
18-06-18, 07:01 AM
I'm going to have a go at this. Barakaldo feels like a long lost old school friend ! I very much doubt that I'll do very well, as I've started by using the harder AI tactics, so if I manage to get into Segunda Divisiõn, and stay there, I'll be very happy.

I've got to the end of the first transfer window and brought in 5 permanent and 8 loan signings. Most of them are no better than I already had and half of the loanees are already dumped to the reserves. There are only 2 of the new faces worth a mention. Loaned keeper Tõno

https://s15.postimg.cc/z22j2dhx7/Easy_Capture1.png

and defender Egoitz Jaio,not particularly for the 37 year old defender's onfield ability, but he is a potential Assistant in the making

https://s15.postimg.cc/sodfz4kqz/Easy_Capture2.png

Going out, I managed to earn £160k from the sale of Gaizka Campos, Alberto Oca, Jon Iru and Jose Pícón. I still have some deadwood to get rid of,but I am reasonably happy with the keepers, the defence and the attack. The midfield however is appalling. I have 1 right sided, and he has no stamina, but a high workrate, a nightmare combination, and the left is little better, but atleast I have numbers. The central area is very defensive and also lacks stamina. I see this being a long season.

The 3 results so far reflect the dodgy squad. We came from behind to win the opener, then drew the second game which we had totally dominated. We were finally knocked out of Copa del Rey at the first hurdle. At. Baleares were in control until we snatched an equaliser with 10 to play. It looked like extra time (I doubt we had the legs for that) until the home side got an injury time winner.

We can concentrate on the league now.

dweatherston11
18-06-18, 10:42 AM
I don't think I ever got round to posting my great escape in season 4.

Won 6/10 last games to stay up. Had an awful season, mainly because my formation sucked.
Changed things around and went on a nice run towards end of the season, including a 2-0 win in the Vicente Calderon against Atletico.

Season 5, try and get in the top half!

https://s8.postimg.cc/je5nbvr6t/barakaldo_-_season_4_league_table.png

total points now = 445!

Smashing it!!?? :loco:

jonnyefc
18-06-18, 12:06 PM
I was expecting things to get tougher, mainly because my squad was up to the limit on players and I couldn't see how we were going to move some of them on.

However, I decided to sacrifice two of my top performers from last season, striker Guruzeta departed to Hertha Berlin for £16.25m (more on him later!) and Barca came in with a bid of £16.5m for young midfield prospect Victor San Bartomole, which was accepted.

Things then started to move in the market, moved out about 10 players from the reserves for low fees, and released a couple of veterans.

I managed to sign Griezmann, Laporte, Pardo, Merino, Cantero, Azpillicueta and Williams for around £120m but split over 24 months! Sneaky!

The season started really well, but heading into January we were struggling to score goals, with Williams the main culprit and not justifying his transfer fee.

So we re-signed last seasons hero Guruzeta for the measly sum of £6m as he'd hardly played for Berlin and was homesick. This signing was the turning point in our season and the results, especially in the tight games, started turning in our favour.....

https://s22.postimg.cc/o4tb3cftd/challengeseason4.png (https://postimg.cc/image/p73hlvyml/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/vxjyvc8xt/challengeseason4championsleague.png (https://postimg.cc/image/3xfvb25h9/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/gou1hk7jl/challengeseason4copa.png (https://postimg.cc/image/3koh4vfhp/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/iteeinolt/challengeseason4manager.png (https://postimg.cc/image/t3gthweh9/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/kxyrjq335/challengeseason4supercopa.png (https://postimg.cc/image/md0c8g465/)

A really fantastic season, and well beyond my wildest dreams! The signing of Griezmann (23 goals in 30 games) added a touch of class to our forward play which was crucial in the second half of the season, especially once Guruzeta (33 goals in 26 games) was re-signed.

Points so far: 1611
Season 4 points: La Liga 1000
Spanish Cup 500
Spanish Super Cup 100
Champions League 10,000
Manager Of The Year 500
League Goals 101
TOTAL POINTS = 13,812

Season 5 here we come! :-)

GFRay
18-06-18, 12:15 PM
Wow jonny that went amazing! :clap:

Question though: How's Griezmann Basque nationality? :noidea:

evesham
18-06-18, 12:45 PM
His 2nd Nationality is Basque.
Question how the hell you get all that money?? Are you playing on the new values saturn patch?
If so this must be a clear disadvantage to those on old values, I think the values has to be stated in the Challenge rules so that everyone is on the same playing field.
Great job though on the season :ok:

GFRay
18-06-18, 01:00 PM
His 2nd Nationality is Basque.
Question how the hell you get all that money?? Are you playing on the new values saturn patch?
If so this must be a clear disadvantage to those on old values, I think the values has to be stated in the Challenge rules so that everyone is on the same playing field.
Great job though on the season :ok:

Values shouldn't be a thing. When you play with new values they are upped x2, but you also pay x2 more for the players.

evesham
18-06-18, 01:15 PM
I get that but double prize money and TV rights helps when your being thrifty in the first 3 seasons and buying bargains.
In my old value game 11m is the most I've had in 3 seasons and the overheads reduce it to zero by the end, it would take me another 20 seasons to afford Griezmann

jonnyefc
18-06-18, 02:30 PM
I sold over £40m worth of players, Guruzeta £16.25m and Bartolome £16.50m, including the other bits of outgoing business and the prize money from winning la liga including tv rights meant I had well over £50m in the bank. This then allowed me to sign players who were worth up to £50m but spread their cost over 24 months, meaning apart from signing on fees there was no initial outlay. It is a form of gambling really as if you don't perform and get prize money, increased player values due to good performances etc then you've probably bankrupted yourself!

Griezmann was worth £24m in my game, don't know if thats old or new values, but he barely played for Athletico the season before I signed him.

It's a risk, but in a short term challenge one I think is worth taking.....

JLa
18-06-18, 09:00 PM
So after 24 matches in season 1 we are 19-4-1 and 1st. Reached the QF in the cup, Villareal knocked us out with 5-2 on aggregate (2-2 at Lasesarre, 9 shots on target at their place! :boxing:)

How on earth did you sign Griezmann? He's not even Basque in my save?! Tried signing him for shits and giggles, sorry mac, no can do.

That 35 year old striker, Arreyo .. banging them in, 20 goals in 24 appearances! Maybe I should extend his contract for another year, although his physical atts are dropping fast. Good strikers are hard to come by.

jonnyefc
19-06-18, 09:38 AM
As has been said previously his second nationality is Basque. I'll post a screenshot for you later.

evesham
19-06-18, 02:11 PM
Well season 4 was nothing to brag about, we finished 3rd in phase 2 of the Champions League groups, got smashed 8-3 vs Barca in the Copa del Rey last 16, and did 1 worse than last year in the League finishing 5th :(

https://youtu.be/7yb16o34cjI

Season 1 Total = 213 points
Season 2 Total = 294 points
Season 3 Total = 296 points

Season 4
Goals for = 80 points
La Liga 5th = 0 points
Copa del Rey 16 = 0 points
Season 4 Total = 80 points
Challenge Total = 883

After last season there's 2 big signings coming in this summer but I desperately need a good GK too.

jonnyefc
19-06-18, 02:59 PM
Cantero is a good keeper mate, he was at Villareal in my game....

JLa
19-06-18, 09:41 PM
Won promotion. Yay. Screenies to follow. Maybe. I don't really care about scores, I just enjoy playing.

evesham
20-06-18, 05:53 PM
Season 5 and I threw the La Liga title away in the last 2 games drawing them both and losing the title to Barca by 1 point :cry::second::doh:
On the bright side it was my highest La Liga finish but a shame we blew it.


https://youtu.be/dwWy7TSde8c

Season 1 Total = 213 points
Season 2 Total = 294 points
Season 3 Total = 296 points
Season 4 Total = 80 points

Season 5
Goals for = 87 points
La Liga 2nd = 500 points
Copa del Rey Rnd 3 = 0 points
Season 5 Total = 587 points
Final Challenge Total = 1470

drkshadow1
20-06-18, 07:06 PM
Gutted to see you losing out man its s hard to beat that Barcelona team

CM-Albania
21-06-18, 09:07 PM
Best wishes!

Kingsley
23-06-18, 11:49 AM
Halfway through the first season and we have got ourself into playoff contention, more by being hard to beat than any spectacular results. I decided to ignore the fact that Jurgi Oteo is knackered after 30 minutes and settled on a 4-4-2 formation. It's far from perfect, but it is consistent and robust in defense. Goal scoring has been the biggest problem, with 3-1 being our biggest win so far. Ito with 7 from 18 starts is the leading scorer. Best player goes to left back Xabi Galán with a 7.56 average rating

https://s22.postimg.cc/rmjrci9m9/Easy_Capture1.png

I'm looking to offload some of the dross and bring in some more midfielders when the transfer window opens. We need to create more and I think Ito and Ander Vitoria will get goals if given some service. I've sorted most of the contracts for the ones I want to keep, but unfortunately Galán is one who wants to move on.

JLa
24-06-18, 09:08 PM
Between seasons 1 and 2. Here are some screenies from season 1. Can't be arsed to count the score.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2vc6hye.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/34fo952.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/15rm82p.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/2zprtyq.jpg

As you can see I relied on my youth this season... Larrea was a decent free transfer.
http://i67.tinypic.com/2iibd74.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/2ms4nkz.jpg

AMC
25-06-18, 07:02 PM
Didn't do too bad that youth :D

Kingsley
26-06-18, 07:00 AM
January saw quite an exodus as 7 players left, bringing in £400k. Just 4 arrived, A D RLC on loan, who I thought would be a good guy to have on the bench, but left after 2 weeks with serious injury problems. The other 3 were midfielders and Igor Martinéz, from Mirandés was the significant one. He was able to provide the midfield creativity, but also move to the right wing after an hour to keep fitness levels up. As a result, we wer still hard to beat and turned more of the draws into wins. Ito and Vitoria in particular enjoyed the improved service and we finished the regular season with 10 straight wins to take top spot on the final day

https://s22.postimg.cc/4xnogz4zl/Easy_Capture2.png

Sadly that final day win came at the expense of an injury to Martinéz which would end his season. We have been plagued with injuries. Without him and against better opponents, the goals dried up. We still entered the final day in top spot, but despite taking the lead, we had to settle for a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with UCAM Murcia that allowed Ferrol to leapfrog us.

https://s22.postimg.cc/nemol5s7l/Easy_Capture1.png

Onto next season and I'm looking at a big turnround of players. Assuming that Jaio (37) and Arroyo (36) retire, I'm looking at keeping just 11 of my current squad. I have around 30 bosmans lined up, but that will be trimmed down (unless anyone knows of a tactic that needs 6 left backs). Looking to make the playoffs again, but after that it's a bit of a lottery.

drkshadow1
26-06-18, 04:26 PM
Unlucky must be heartbreaking to miss out on the last game just because of an injury! next season you will run away with it i am sure.

JLa
26-06-18, 08:05 PM
Status update season 2

I've had worse league campaigns than this.

http://i64.tinypic.com/30bmm4w.jpg

JLa
27-06-18, 07:44 PM
Season 2 review

Went 37 games unbeaten in the league before Almeira came to visit. Their ultra-defensive 4-5-1 (3 DMC's!!) proved effective to stop us and the game in general, as the two teams shared in total 6 shots between them for the full 90 mins. Can't complain though!

Nearly went all the way in the cup as well, but with three of my best players unavailable due to injuries and suspensions, Real Madrid were just too hard to crack. RM did their best to f it up though, with two injuries in the first 45 and then a sending off at around 60 mins, but it wasn't to be. Runners up - we'll take that.

Arroyo played a slightly less important role this year, mostly figuring as a sub, and only got a few goals. He joined the coaching team this season and will be full time coach next season. Arroyo, you're a legend, we salute you!

MVP's this season was Alonso and Olavide, providing goals and assists from the midfield.

Looking to recruit a good striker for next year, and a left back (someone poached my left back in January and I had to rely on loanees and sub-par backups for half a season).

Still debating whether or not to ask for a stadium upgrade (and training too) and aim for a mid-table finish next season, or to spend on players and aim for CL. As this is a short term save I will probably strengthen the squad, but haven't fully decided yet.

Screenies:
http://i67.tinypic.com/21dq3q9.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/20536ag.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/dbpkrs.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/whz48l.jpg

drkshadow1
27-06-18, 10:44 PM
Great season onto bigger and better things for sure! Apparently grizemann is sometimes available to buy

jonnyefc
28-06-18, 12:09 PM
https://s22.postimg.cc/p3b3lojs1/challengeseason5.png (https://postimg.cc/image/cooblcs9p/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/dqyi3vvnl/challengeseason5championsleague.png (https://postimg.cc/image/9hts1pse5/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/nbi4qs84x/challengeseason5clubworldcup.png (https://postimg.cc/image/hakftplil/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/ynuq8k1e9/challengeseason5copa.png (https://postimg.cc/image/et8omfm6l/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/6nqmo9ii9/challengeseason5manager.png (https://postimg.cc/image/4vxntcz59/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/3tnhat0wh/challengeseason5supercopa.png (https://postimg.cc/image/odsb9agnh/)

photo hosting sites (https://postimages.org/)

A great season again, with Williams finally coming good and finishing the season as our top scorer. Greizmann was a slight disappointment, but our defence was really sound.

Points:
Starting - 13812
Total for season - 18202
Challenge total - 32014

A thoroughly enjoyable challenge! And i've kept it going into season six. However my gamble has backfired slightly as i'm now in massive debt and need to sell players to balance the books! haha! :-)

evesham
28-06-18, 06:09 PM
the invincibles, gratz jonny :ok:

jonnyefc
28-06-18, 11:03 PM
Thanks mate! Really enjoyed taking part, had some massive slices of luck along the way to be fair with hardly any injuries and good basque players at other clubs not playing making them available.

Faceless
29-06-18, 05:55 AM
This one might be one of the most active challenge I have seen so far. Great job for official challenge team and congratulations to all who completed it.

Kingsley
01-07-18, 05:05 PM
Season 2

Progress was delayed slightly by migrating to a new laptop, which forced a change to the 1200x800 screen as the 800x400 is just too small to read with the improved graphics.

The season started with a huge change to the splaying staff. 9 players left along with 2 retirees and 5 loans terminating. Coming in were 17 new players and a loanee goalkeeper. It was a big overhaul and the scale of the changes was evident by 9 players making their debut in the opening day 4-1 win at home to Cultural B. That game set the tone for the season as we totally dominated games, although somehow contrived to sneak narrow wins. I have no idea how many goals were disallowed by new striker Txema Pan being offside. We also endured an injury crisis and a plague of red cards, but there was now depth to the squad and we pulled away from the pack. The 3 defeats all included goals scored as we wanted to make a substitution.

Qualification for the playoffs was completed with 7 games to spare and we were confirmed in top spot with 5 to spare.

https://s22.postimg.cc/q8zzgbm2p/Easy_Capture2.png

And so to the lottery of the playoffs. The story was much the same, total domination, but unable to put sides away. Fortunately the defense was rock solid and the discipline near perfect. Promotion was secured with a game to spare and that gave the players the chance to put the cherry on the icing on the cake with a 3-0 home win over Mérida.

https://s22.postimg.cc/z40trat01/Easy_Capture1.png

Top players were my 2 new strikers. Brais Abelenda (a bosman from Ferrol) who bagged 22 goals and Txema Pan (a £120k buy from relegated Gérnika) who despite having been born offside, averaged 7.61.

Targets for next season are firstly to consolidate that promotion. There are still a few players in the squad who are not upto my standard. Secondly I would like to win just 1 cup game. Currently it is played 2, lost 2.

AMC
01-07-18, 05:12 PM
Sounds like you’ve found yourself the Basque Inzaghi :D

Well done on promotion mate :ok:

evesham
01-07-18, 06:29 PM
born offside :lol: good season mate :)

kaisersose
05-07-18, 02:02 AM
Hi, i've started this challenge. Ito and Arroyo saw me through S2B. Too late to post a screenie. Hit a wall in Season 2 in 2nd Div. Down to 6th after being 2nd. Real sociedad proving to be a feeder club with 5 loan players from them. The same names are popping up here that I have. Capille a star for me in the 2nd season. signing him permanently in Jan. hoping to hang on to coat tails of top 3 and finish strong with a settled team as tends to happen. Very enjoyable challenge. Not in it for the points but more for feedback.

Kingsley
05-07-18, 11:52 AM
Season 3

I didn't have high expectations. 3 out of the 4 promotted sides from season 1 wen't straigh back down. I though we were better than that, but I wasn't expecting more than mid table

In the transfer market there were 9 departures and one loan termination. In there place I splashed out a massive £350K on 5 permanent signings, along with one for the future and 4 on loan. Most of the changes were in midfield where I though we had suffered with a lack of stamina and creativity.

It started ever so well. 4 wins, 8 scored and none conceded. Infact it would have been 5, if we hadn't conceded an injury time equaliser to Zaragoza. The run went on and by the start of November we were still unbeaten and had conceded just 2 goals in 11 games. The impossible looked possible. By the start of December we hit top spot and in Blais Abelenda had the leading scorer.

Then it started to go wrong. The free scoring attack dried up and we couldn't buy a goal. Actually, we couldn't buy a second goal, so it was down to the defence to determine the result. We got just 2 points out of 12 in December, but somehow stayed with the leading 7 clubs. Strangely all of the leading clubs had problems at some point, so despite having to rely on draws and 1-0 wins, we stayed with the leaders righ upto the final day. Going in, Gijón were already champions and we were 3rd, level on points with Numancia and Deportivo.

Typically, we failed to register a single shot on target as we drew 0-0 with Reus and that left us 4th with both Numancia and Deportivo winning.

https://s22.postimg.cc/p0ynvrixt/Easy_Capture1.png

My other target was to win a cup game, which we did. It started at home to Gijón who were giving us a battering until a 61st minute penalty and red card turned the game in our favour. They finished with 9 men and we got a 1-0 win. Córdoba was more regulation we actually created a number of chances and deserved the 1-0 win. Round of 16 and we scraped past lower league Guijuelo 2-1 away and 0-0 at home. Tenerife in the quarter final was probably our best display. We won 2-0 at home, but the La Liga side came back to level in the second leg. Again we got the advantage of a red card decision and David Martin tucked away an extra time winner.

Just Numancia stood between us and the final. We put in a shocker to lose 3-1 in the first leg, and there was no way back from there. To be fair, we had all the luck to get that far, but still disappointing.

It is hard to pick a best player. Keeper Aitor Navarro was statistically the best, averaging 7.51 for the season, but in general, the ratings were harsh. The second best defence in the league and none of the defenders rates an average of 7. Blais Abelendo who was 2 off top scorer in the league, gets just 6.97. Harsh.

2 positives, firstly that young striker for the future has improved phenomenally and David Jiménez sored 4 in his 8 games at the end of the season. Also, the wonderfully named Peru Nolaskoain who we got on loan from Bilbao in January got 5 goals and 3 assists from midfield.

For next season I'm struggling a bit. Although I have £3m to spend, I'm struggling to spend it. My £4k maximum wage is not going to tempt Greizmann away from his £100k contract at Atlético Madrid. I will want to bring back Peru Nolaskoin if I can and I should have enough to get him for a £1.6m valuation. The real problem is the lack of creativity and I think I need to look at tactics for that. Everyone is lining up 4-1-4-1, sometimes with the striker making runs from AM C, so we are outnumbered in central midfield and our 2 strikers are just not getting any service. It is probably time to drop that rigid 4-4-2 and I think that tactics will be the bigest change.

kikivampy
06-07-18, 05:33 PM
I will have a try with this exciting challenge! Someone finished it with non wib wob?

drkshadow1
06-07-18, 05:47 PM
I doubt any one finished non wib wob

JLa
09-07-18, 03:09 PM
Our first season in the top flight has come to an end. Can't really complain, although I want to complain anyway! :lol: We hit the ground running and were top for quite some time, but our form started dropping around Christmas and by April it was non-existant. We kept dropping points right, left and centre to all sorts of rubbish, and eventually finished 4th.

http://i67.tinypic.com/2mr8fnq.jpg

I had my hopes up for the UEFA cup, but playing a final when everyone's out of form ... no good. We clinged on to a 1-0 lead for over an hour, but football is a game of 90 minutes and the Germans always win. Schalke equalised in the 92th minute and of course won the penalty shootout.

http://i65.tinypic.com/2vty0x2.jpg

The less said about the Spanish cup the better. 2nd round.

Where do we go from here? 2 million in the bank doesn't help much. I splashed 1.8 million on a striker before this season and he didn't perform at all (15 starts, 22 subs, 9 goals). Need another one but buying sub-standard players is always a lottery. Can't really afford to mess up again, especially as I can't offload anyone! It's crazy, I've had players listed for a year and there has been absolutely no interest what so ever.

au
09-07-18, 03:31 PM
OK my turn to give this a go...Have a quick question, how do I see the league tables from previous seasons? i.e. I want to see the Segunda B and playoff tables from the year before, as I forgot to take a screenshot of these.

Adopted a 4-1-2-2-1 tactic from a previous saved game, that in turn I think is a modified version of a tactic I downloaded somewhere, could possibly have originally been Iodine CF if I remember correctly.

First season, can see the goals and points for the first stage of the Segunda B league here: https://postimg.cc/image/6m17itpzx/ (91 goals)

Play-off results: https://postimg.cc/image/qfdbblnz1/ (18 goals)

Total league goals: 109 = 109 points

Promotion = 100 points

Season 1 total points: 209

AMC
09-07-18, 03:38 PM
You can't see full tables from previous seasons, under your club history and competitions you can pull up how you did in cups and what place you finished in the league along with W/D/L, GS, GC and pts.

au
09-07-18, 03:38 PM
At the end of the first season, annoyingly lost my two physios, leaving me with no physio at the club...As there were no Basque physios interested, played the whole of the 2nd season without a physio. Much like Arsenal do every year.

Pretty successful in the league: https://postimg.cc/image/5juddxuvr/ (119 goals)

Semis in the cup: https://postimg.cc/image/589knevul/

Total league goals: 119 = 119 points

Segunda winner = 200 points

Cup semis = 100 points

Season 1 total: 209

Season 2 total: 419

Overall total after 2 seasons: 628 points

drkshadow1
09-07-18, 04:17 PM
Jla the exact same thing happened to me! was flying high until Christmas then started getting smashed lost about 10 in 15 games at one point

Kingsley
10-07-18, 03:00 PM
Season 4

I had £3m to spend and I had some realistic targets that would improve the squad …. Then the bloody idiotic board spent £2.5m of MY MONEY on expanding the stadium. Plans ripped up.

Fortunately I got key target Peru Nolaskoain from feeder club Atletico Bilbao for a second season on loan, along with José García and Miguel Olivide. A 4th midfielder came on loan from Peña Deportivo. I still had a few more targets, so I looked at who I could ship out and managed to get a bit of money for Txema Pan (£1.6m), David Martin (£1.2m) and 3 others, so I was back in business. 4 bosmans, (including EnekoCapilla) plus a player/coach goalkeeper and 4 that I paid money for, completed the transfer activity.

As I said on the season 3 update, I would be looking at the tactics and my first effort was one that I had been playing about with but never used. It was a mashup between Mourinho-Play (the best defence in the OTL) with Evolution, (the best attack in the OTL)

https://s22.postimg.cc/ammljroq9/Easy_Capture1.png

To an extent it worked, 3 wins from 3 and no goals conceded, but the wingers and forward midfielders were knackered after an hour, so it was not sustainable, especially when the pitches got heavy. I decided to fight fire with fire and reverted to a more conventional 4-1-4-1. What followed was the most boring season ever. A rock solid defence made us incredibly hard to break down and we recorded a string of low scoring wins and draws. We were miles clear of the pack, ut never looked like catching eventual winners Leganés. The final league table is slightly flattering as we had a 6-0 win in our penultimate game and Leganés lost 3 of their last 4 games.

https://s22.postimg.cc/b22gq6s81/Easy_Capture2.png

There was a flutter of transfer activity in January when I got 2 bids of £1m for my keeper Jon Ander Serantes. Since I thought my backup keeper was just as good, I negotiated that upto £1.2m, which allowed me to bring in a Bosnian/Basque striker, Kenan Kodro, from Mainz, for £600k and that in turn allowed Ito to leave. He hadn't cut it since we got promoted.

The Copa del Rey campaign was short and sweet. We got past Almería 2-1 only to draw Real Madrid. They fielded a full strength side and demolished us 3-0 (Casemiro, Dybala, Bale)

Kodro top scored with 14 from 13 starts and will be key for next season. Capilla added 10, but the best average rating, for a second season, went to keeper Aitor Navarro, a Bosman signing at the start of my 2nd season.

And so to La Liga. Survival is the only aim, and replacing the 4 loanee players about all that I can hope for. I have plenty to spend, but I expect that the board will again up the capacity to wipe that out, and I have no more dead-wood to sell.

JLa
11-07-18, 03:00 PM
Season 4 come to an end, and there has been absolutely no progress. Another 4th. Actually we did worse than last year, but apparently so did everybody else so we still finished 4th.

http://i64.tinypic.com/24pcuwm.jpg

Qualified for Champions League, but was knocked out from the first group stage (Bayern, CSKA, Rosenborg and ourselves). We would have qualified for group stage 2 if we had defeated Rosenborg in the last match, but as always we struggled to score and it finished 0-0. Bayern and CSKA on to the next round, we got to play UEFA and was hammered by someone. Can't remember.

Got a bit more money in the bank now, but quality Basque players are so friggin' expensive. I will need to empty my bank account to sign any one of them, it's only a matter of deciding who to bring in. I think I'm gonna look for a midfielder. We got Mikel San Jose this year, he was immense.

JLa
11-07-18, 06:51 PM
Mid-season update for season #5

http://i67.tinypic.com/dderd0.jpg

Maybe this will be our year?

JLa
11-07-18, 09:35 PM
End season 5. We couldn't quite do it this year either, Real Madrid are a tough nut to crack! We did significantly better than last year though. We even won some unexpected silverware!

League table:

http://i64.tinypic.com/i3v1vt.png

... but we showed we are certainly no pushovers! Turan (Barca) was sent off at 86 after a rough challenge on our left back. The very same left back who drilled in the winner in the last minute. Hah!

http://i63.tinypic.com/2znwe1f.png

The trophy cabinet at Lasesarre doesn't need expansion quite yet. Not half bad for an all-Basque side though!

http://i68.tinypic.com/2usdeux.png

My proudest moment as Barakaldo manager. Bayern had 0 shots in this game. None! While we had 13.

http://i67.tinypic.com/v8k3dl.png

Final score: can't be arsed.

Thanks challenge team, really enjoyed this! All hail Barakaldo!

Kingsley
12-07-18, 11:47 AM
Early doors, but Barakaldo fans are getting excited

https://s22.postimg.cc/vlr7uie9d/Easy_Capture1.png

Kingsley
16-07-18, 01:26 PM
Season 5

My one and only attempt at La Liga and money is not an issue. Despite the board increasing the stadium capacity again, the TV money gave me a whopping £11m to spend. The problem though is finding anyone willing to come for our maximum £6k per week wages.

Firstly, 2 departures. Xabier Aizpuru looked good on paper but failed to deliver. He went to Bilbao for just short of £1m. Markel Etxeberria headed to Tenerife for £425k. Along with the 4 departing loan players, and a retirement, there were quite a few vacancies.

José García decided to make his loan from Bilbao permanent and I picked up 3 Iñigos … Córdoba, a winger from Las Pamas, Ruiz de Galarreta a midfielder also from Las Palmas and Vincente, a forward from Caudal who had been on loan a couple of seasons ago. I also found a backup defensive midfielder

The opening fixtures were a joke. Atlético Madrid (H), Sevilla (A), Barcelona (H) and Athletic Bilbao (A). No chance …. but we get 7 points, that would have been 8 if Thiago hadn't scored an injury time winner for Barca ! Amazingly we were up with the leaders and stayed on their tails with some great results against the lesser teams. We even went top for 24 hours following a 5-1 thrashing of Oviedo.

But it couldn't last and those narrow wins turned into draws, while the draws turned into narrow defeats. Nobody put more than 2 past us all season, but we dropped into the bottom half, only for a good run of 7 points from our last 4 games to lift us upto a very respectable 7th placed finish.

https://s22.postimg.cc/3soc4iqsh/Easy_Capture1.png

Scoring goals was the problem. None of my strikers bagged more than 4, and my top scorers were both midfielders. Best player was again my keeper. Aitor Navarro is a must buy for anyone attempting this.

The Copa del Rey has to be a missed opportunity. El Ejido, Girona, Valladolid and UCAM Murcia are all from the lower tiers. We then avoided Valencia and only had to beat Segunda B side Villanovensa for a place in the final. They scored twice in the first 5 mins of the away leg then parked the bus. We should have taken them at home, but a red card each in the 3rd minute wrecked the plans, and we were reduced to 9 after just half an hour. They bagged an away goal from their only attack and heads went down after that.

A very good challenge and a great reminder of a misspent youth going back to one of the clubs I had managed many years ago. Thoroughly enjoyed this.

Points

Season 1 50 + 66 = 116
Season 2 100 + 89 = 189
Season 3 100 + 50 = 150
Season 4 100 + 69 = 169
Season 5 100 + 48 = 148

Total = 772

I'll get some screen shots and put them in the results

GFRay
03-08-18, 09:35 AM
Season #5



Final season, performed poorly in la liga too many red cards and injuries +80 points

https://preview.ibb.co/f6CJHy/leagues51.jpg (https://ibb.co/gW5uqJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/fbBOjd/leagues52.jpg (https://ibb.co/g9nw4d)

Super Cup against Man Utd

https://preview.ibb.co/gxuUqJ/cups52.jpg (https://ibb.co/hiCFVJ)

FIFA Club World Championship, a beautiful revenge against Man Utd +5,000 points

https://preview.ibb.co/dJ7hAJ/cups51.jpg (https://ibb.co/hejjPd)

This season 5,080 points



Total points = 211 + 125 + 173 + 5,287 + 5,080 = 10,876 points

As the club does not allow to sign non Basque players, I will only provide list of staff-in and prove of Basque nationality



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https://preview.ibb.co/hiPtjd/s12.jpg (https://ibb.co/bKKR4d)
https://preview.ibb.co/nd94qJ/s13.jpg (https://ibb.co/iexDjd)
https://preview.ibb.co/b7zhcy/s14.jpg (https://ibb.co/iSoaxy)



Please let me know if i miss anything :D

You forgot to add the 100 points for finishing 4th in your final season so your total is 10,976. :ok:

GFRay
03-08-18, 09:49 AM
Season 5 and I threw the La Liga title away in the last 2 games drawing them both and losing the title to Barca by 1 point :cry::second::doh:
On the bright side it was my highest La Liga finish but a shame we blew it.


https://youtu.be/dwWy7TSde8c

Season 1 Total = 213 points
Season 2 Total = 294 points
Season 3 Total = 296 points
Season 4 Total = 80 points

Season 5
Goals for = 87 points
La Liga 2nd = 500 points
Copa del Rey Rnd 3 = 0 points
Season 5 Total = 587 points
Final Challenge Total = 1470

You actually scored 96 goals in season 2 rather than 94 so your final total is 1,472 :ok:

Also: Didn't you have any success in Europe? I don't see you talking about that at all while you do get points for it.

GFRay
03-08-18, 10:03 AM
https://s22.postimg.cc/p3b3lojs1/challengeseason5.png (https://postimg.cc/image/cooblcs9p/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/dqyi3vvnl/challengeseason5championsleague.png (https://postimg.cc/image/9hts1pse5/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/nbi4qs84x/challengeseason5clubworldcup.png (https://postimg.cc/image/hakftplil/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/ynuq8k1e9/challengeseason5copa.png (https://postimg.cc/image/et8omfm6l/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/6nqmo9ii9/challengeseason5manager.png (https://postimg.cc/image/4vxntcz59/)

https://s22.postimg.cc/3tnhat0wh/challengeseason5supercopa.png (https://postimg.cc/image/odsb9agnh/)

photo hosting sites (https://postimages.org/)

A great season again, with Williams finally coming good and finishing the season as our top scorer. Greizmann was a slight disappointment, but our defence was really sound.

Points:
Starting - 13812
Total for season - 18202
Challenge total - 32014

A thoroughly enjoyable challenge! And i've kept it going into season six. However my gamble has backfired slightly as i'm now in massive debt and need to sell players to balance the books! haha! :-)

Mate you made an error for the points calculation for the final season. It should be 17,202.

La Liga = 1,000
Goals Leauge: 102
Champions League = 10,000
World Club Champion: 5,000
Spanish Cup: 500
Manager of the Year: 500
Spanish Super Cup: 100

Total: 17,202 :ok:

au
03-08-18, 05:18 PM
By mistake I deleted my first attempt at this after 2 seasons, so decided to start again, but with the latest patch. This is how I got on:

https://s22.postimg.cc/rujraswox/barakaldo_challenge_champs_league.png (https://postimages.org/) https://s22.postimg.cc/5vdcnlnkh/barakaldo_challenge_copa_del_rey.png (https://postimages.org/) https://s22.postimg.cc/684qtsdk1/barakaldo_challenge_league_position.png (https://postimages.org/) https://s22.postimg.cc/pd803kfdd/barakaldo_challenge_manager_award.png (https://postimages.org/)

au
03-08-18, 05:23 PM
Points for league goals: 505
Points for league finishes: 1st season 50, 2nd season 200, 3rd season 200, 4th season 200, 5th season 1000, total - 1650
Point for cup: 100 (semi), 500 (winner), total - 600
Points for CL: 10,000
Points for manager of the year: 500

Total points: 13,255

giopos
07-08-18, 10:37 PM
First season

Tactic
http://i66.tinypic.com/wrap0h.png

Players in
http://i64.tinypic.com/14mb7ky.png

League
http://i63.tinypic.com/rast5h.png

Playoffs
http://i64.tinypic.com/2pqno81.png

Spanish Cup
http://i66.tinypic.com/j5cler.png


100 for Promotion
100 for Spanish Cup semi-final
94 for golas scored

TOTAL 294

giopos
08-08-18, 12:53 PM
Second season

Players in
http://i63.tinypic.com/2dcj2gp.png

League
http://i68.tinypic.com/2we98iw.png

200 for Segunda Division winner
88 for goals scored
294 for first season

TOTAL 582

Libertine
10-08-18, 04:37 PM
I've just started this one. I want to see how far I can go using just default tactics and training.

I have a question. If a player gets promoted through the academy, but he isn't Basque, do I have to release him?

Libertine
13-08-18, 04:07 AM
Not very far!!!

Sacked after 16 league games. W4 D6 L6. Not terrible but we were 5th from bottom. A few players lost confidence in my ability, then loads more turned on me after I fined one of their team mates for a needless red card.

Player power rules!

AJ
13-08-18, 11:32 AM
I've just started this one. I want to see how far I can go using just default tactics and training.

I have a question. If a player gets promoted through the academy, but he isn't Basque, do I have to release him?

yes.

AMC
05-01-19, 06:25 PM
Points for league goals: 505
Points for league finishes: 1st season 50, 2nd season 200, 3rd season 200, 4th season 200, 5th season 1000, total - 1650
Point for cup: 100 (semi), 500 (winner), total - 600
Points for CL: 10,000
Points for manager of the year: 500

Total points: 13,255

Think you should have more points as per here mate https://champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=257&page=17&p=417220#post417220

kikivampy
05-01-19, 09:04 PM
Which default tactic did you use, #Libertine?

kikivampy
04-06-19, 08:45 PM
First season completed with a hard work (so many time to search the good players!!!)
With the 4-1-3-2 default tactic!!!
Finishing first and promoted (Segunda B play-offs are so stressful!!! :scared:)
I did it there is 15 years with another basque club.
It will difficult now... I think I can go to Div1 in 2 years, but after that...
Happy to battle!!!
Ruper and Gabri will join Real Sociedad y Malaga for a total of 4.5M of euros!!!

+100 pts for promotion, https://imgur.com/a/NB1dm9p
+127 pts goals

Total after season 1: +227pts

The default tactic with my regular team,
https://imgur.com/fv1FeJ7

kikivampy
08-06-19, 10:29 AM
After a tough battle in the first part of the Segunda Division,
I finished second, Espanyol was stronger.

+100 pts for 2nd place in Div.2, https://imgur.com/hfMMsS8
+112 pts for goals

Total after season2: +439pts

My first choice team, https://imgur.com/bgYBUxC

Next year! Welcome to La Liga!!!

kikivampy
12-06-19, 12:40 PM
Season 3, as good as possible, finishing 8th.
Scoring 70 goals.
https://imgur.com/hEyMD3X

Total after 3 seasons: +509pts

Here is my regular team, https://imgur.com/xLOKL7S

kikivampy
13-06-19, 04:09 PM
Season 4, the worst place, 5th... :faint:
No points for that performance..., +76 pts for the goals scored.
https://imgur.com/FtLsqXC

1/2 final in Spanish Cup, +100pts, https://imgur.com/AaEGvS7

Total after 4 seasons: +685pts

My team:https://imgur.com/tA2eBDe

Last season!!!

kikivampy
15-06-19, 03:12 PM
Proud to finish this challenge with a second place in Liga using a default tactic!!!
https://imgur.com/XCqr6X0, +500pts.
+85 pts for the goals scored.

Knocked in UEFA first round...

And Winner of the Copa del Rey!!!
https://imgur.com/undefined, +500pts.

Here is my regular team for this last year: https://imgur.com/O0IsZAA

Special thanks to the 3 players who played for Barakaldo all the 5 seasons:
Ito, Sergio Buenacasa and Aitor Castro!!! :humble:

Total challenge: +1770pts

Faceless
17-06-19, 11:25 AM
Proud to finish this challenge with a second place in Liga using a default tactic!!!

And Winner of the Copa del Rey!!!
https://imgur.com/undefined, +500pts.



Couldn't find any screenshot for this

kikivampy
18-06-19, 01:13 PM
Oups!!!
https://imgur.com/2anAGrx

Redknapp69
30-07-19, 09:21 PM
Right - I'm back on this! (only challenge I haven't completed)

I found my save (thank feck as I scouted a load of players!) - and I played 6 months or so

I did ask a question that I am not sure was answered - can I take a National job just for a laugh (if I am lucky enough to be offered one)

Right - time to read the rules again :lol:

AMC
30-07-19, 09:35 PM
Yeah that’s fine mate.

Redknapp69
04-08-19, 11:36 PM
Season 1

Summary
• My tactic was to sell most of the squad and raise money
• Then get a load of Basque loans in
• And secure a load of Bosmans


League
• Easy stuff in general
• Group stage was a little more sticky as my loans had finished and squad was down to 15 outfield players so struggled a bit there
• Promotion – 100 points


Cup
• We loved this! Got lucky with draws as well
• Managed to beat Cadiz and then got dawn against Barcelona in Semi Final!
• We superkeepered them 1st leg and NEARLY did the unthinkable 2nd leg but they came through :(
• But we got a whopping £2.5m in gate receipts from the away game :cool:
• Semi Finalist – 100 points


League Goals
• 83 in League
• 12 in Promotion Group Stage
• Total Goals – 95 points


Season 1 Total Points 95+100+100 = 295 points


https://i.postimg.cc/fTX2yZWG/Table.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/L8pyZ7nn/tablle1.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/fk49p66X/squad.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/L4GQmhSk/stats.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/wx1bKLCT/S1-Nice-Cup-draw.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/fLnkwxHn/Cup-1st-leg-v-Barca-v1.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/9MnTt4bL/Cup-2nd-leg-v-Barca.png (https://postimages.org/)

Redknapp69
07-08-19, 03:18 PM
Basque as 2nd nationality is ok?

AMC
09-08-19, 10:16 AM
Of course mate.

Redknapp69
09-08-19, 09:12 PM
Nice one - ta

Segunda going well - 2/3rd way through season and promotion looking likely in my season 2 :ok:

Worried about how I'd do in La Liga tho!

Redknapp69
12-09-19, 12:43 AM
Season 2

Season 2 Summary
• Had £8m in the bank – ready for a summer spree and the fecking board expand stadium by 2.5k seats at a cost of £5m :cry:
• Eased the league – Jan window was massive for me where quality of player we brought in improved BIG TIME



League
• Breezed it and played the kids ressies last few games and had some awful results :lol:
• 1st – 200 points
• 1st – 200 points


Cup
• Dumped out first time we played in 3rd round – 3-2 away to Cordoba. We missed a pen in last minute :cry: :lol: :frusty:
• 0 Points
• Out in 3rd Round – 0 points


League Goals
• 106 League goals
• Total Goals – 106 points


Season 2 Total Points - 200+106 = 306 points

Total Points after 2 seasons – 295+306 = 601 points




https://i.postimg.cc/tJn4jhBd/season-2-leaue-table-winners-200-points.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/CdyLLz23/season-2-stats.png (https://postimages.org/)

Redknapp69
01-10-19, 12:46 AM
Season 3

Season 3 Summary
• Really improved the squad in the off season
• 1st game in La Liga and this happens :lol:


• https://i.postimg.cc/sXFdkWhd/banned.png (https://postimages.org/)



• Then this fella see’s a faith healer :wacko: :hat:


• https://i.postimg.cc/nLjdBch3/banned.png (https://postimages.org/)




• Big name signing coming in next season – will prob be back up at best though


https://i.postimg.cc/SQDqcdLh/Transfer-Cancelled.png (https://postimages.org/)


• We go on an awesome run, get into CL places, then have a dour month or so but pick up valuable draws and end up hanging on for 4th!


Cup
• Dumped out first time we played in 3rd round v Espanyol 2-1. We had a couple of players injured and finished with 9 men and they were the better team on the day.
• 0 Points


League

• One of our best ever wins against 2nd placed Sevilla (at the time)

https://i.postimg.cc/1XTnx4NY/result.png (https://postimages.org/)where is the closest shell gas station (https://gasstation-nearme.com/shell)
• Then another belter here v Barca :cool:

https://i.postimg.cc/0yP39b5R/result.png (https://postimages.org/)


• Then we beat Real Madrid away in the next game! Look at those 4 league results :hail:


• https://i.postimg.cc/CLqYRBVR/result.png (https://postimages.org/)
• https://i.postimg.cc/HWKdW0FG/result4.png (https://postimages.org/)


• 4th place – 100 points


League Goals

• Total Goals – 68 points


Season 3 Points are 100+68 = 168 points

Total Points after 3 seasons – 295+306+168 = 769 points


https://i.postimg.cc/yYrHbTNz/season-3-league-table-4th-100-points.png (https://postimages.org/)pic upload url (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/MKnTTNC4/season-3-stats.png (https://postimages.org/)

cesarteixeira
01-11-19, 01:25 PM
Just finished the season 1.

I finished confortably 1st in the league stage, but the group phase was a little stressful. I got the promotion with a difference of 1 point from the second place.

https://imgur.com/ojaQqS2

https://imgur.com/QEofTLM

Transfers:

https://imgur.com/ddS2I9j

https://imgur.com/gyTDo0p

https://imgur.com/96j3Exq

https://imgur.com/0RNcMe3

Tactics:

https://imgur.com/m3kQIeo

Points:

Promotion: + 100 pts
Total goals: 72 + 14 = + 86 pts

Total: + 186 pts

Redknapp69
01-11-19, 06:10 PM
Nice one - I need to get back on this - tough with new update out now though and my story :lol:

But I'm travelling next week so a good opportunity maybe :ok:

Redknapp69
10-12-19, 10:30 PM
Season 4 Summary

• £20m in the bank – ready for summer spending then the board announce stadium expansion for 6.5k extra seats costing £12m!

https://i.postimg.cc/yNP1btQ8/Season-4-stadium-expansion.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/25mjTrxt/Season-4-finances.png (https://postimages.org/)


Squad

https://i.postimg.cc/jjrmPGp4/season-4-squad.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/Yqh5HNNY/season-4-squad-1.png (https://postimages.org/)



Cup
• Got to the final, were the better team, but we lost :cry:
• Points - 100

https://i.postimg.cc/9MmkNyF4/season-4-cup-final-runner-up.png (https://postimages.org/)



League
• Got better and more consistent as the season went on
• Barca beat us on the last game to climb above us and get 2nd place :cry:
• Points – 200 for 3rd place


League Goals
• Points – 72 for goals scored


https://i.postimg.cc/mDmnxhtm/season-4-league-form.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/7LMcVKD8/season-4-league-table-3rd-200-points.png (https://postimages.org/)




Champions League
• Playoff round of CL – pretty accurate and clinical :cool:

https://i.postimg.cc/VNSt1t63/res.png (https://postimages.org/)

• Helluva result in CL!

https://i.postimg.cc/cHJsHR6S/history1.png (https://postimages.org/)free image host (https://postimages.org/)


• Qualified for 2nd group stage
• But then had Chelsea/Dortmund and PSG!
• Could have qualified in last minute of last game but goal went against us and we finished bottom of the table!
• Points - 0


Season 4 Points are 100+200+72 = 372 points

Total Points after 4 seasons – 295+306+168+372 = 1,141 points

AMC
11-12-19, 11:04 AM
Typical from the board to take your transfer funds to upgrade the stadium!

Hard luck in the final mate, like myself and Kingsley it looks like Celta Vigo are a bogey team for you as well :lol:

Ah Barca pip you on the last day to 2nd spot, and a bitch of a CL 2nd Group stage put paid to your European hopes as well.

Fingers crossed you can improve the squad in the summer and the board don't take more money off you for the stadium or training facilities.

Redknapp69
11-12-19, 09:50 PM
Celta were ALWAYS A bogey team in ODB for me - those fecking Russian and spaniards midfielders/forwards

Pleased enough with the season and will go all out for last season

Board spent another £7m on a few extra thousand seats in summer again :lol:

Redknapp69
13-12-19, 11:53 PM
Season 5 (Final Season) Summary

• Another 4,000 seats added to the stadium for the cost of £7m!
• Went for it on all fronts!
• But didn’t really have the quality in the squad and maybe should have focused on 1 of the competitions


Squad

https://i.postimg.cc/3JV3nXT0/season-5-squad.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/QxHXQ6Rr/season-5-squad-1.png (https://postimages.org/)


Cup
• Last 16 – bitch of a draw v Atletico
• 2-2 1st leg then we had red card after 15 mins 2nd leg and they done us over :cry:
• Points - 0

https://i.postimg.cc/HnLTP3nX/season-5-cup-exit.png (https://postimages.org/)



League
• Helluva start
• Had some sticky spells
• Some mad results beating Barca and Real Madrid but then getting pumped by others :lol:
• HUGE blow as my key midfielder was injured for 3 months at a critical time of the season :mad: :rant:
• We ended up coming 4th again – I leave the CL in fine shape with a decent squad, cash in bank and CL footie
• Points – 100 for 4th place
• JOKE that I was never ever mentioned in top 3 managers for that award :tsk:


League Goals
• Points – 76 for goals scored – top scorers in the league :cool: :wacko: :first:



https://i.postimg.cc/Vs7fbyZR/season-5-injury.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/Hxzp2FYT/season-5-league-table-EOS.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/Dzgkkstg/Table.png (https://postimages.org/)




Champions League
• Got to the QF and had a decent QF draw
• Spurs did a job on us at home winning 2-0
• Up against it but we BATTERED them in 2nd leg away yet we were superkeepered and then they score a breakaway goal
• GUTTED
• Points - 0

https://i.postimg.cc/gjBG9RL5/season-5-CL-exit.png (https://postimages.org/)



Season 5 Points are = 176 points

Total Points after 5 seasons – 295+306+168+372+176 = 1,317 points




Bloody brilliant challenge guys :clap: :high5:

I should have done better in getting to a CL Semi or further in cups or a position higher in league etc but pretty happy overall :ok: