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Craig Forrest
03-03-12, 06:08 PM

You are a general in the Roman Army with a great career ahead of you. The consuls of the Republic want to put you to the test first. You have to defeat the tribes in Italy and establish Rome as the regional power! They are ready to give you a few legions to do this task (Win Italian league with Roma, using only Italian players.)

The consuls are very pleased with what you've done, but they are worried because of the constant invasions of the Gauls. They want you to take your legions north and conquer the Gauls for good. We don't want them to remain a threat for centuries, do we? (Win French First Divison with only Italian players.) However, once you've conquered the Gauls, you have to stay and govern the province for one more year. If you are particularly efficient in establishing the Roman rule in France (win the CL in 2nd season), the consuls will reward you with a triumph in Rome (1000 points).

Excellent! While you were fighting the Gauls, rich Greek merchant cities became a pain in the arse so the consuls, delighted with your work so far, want you to deal with the Greeks. You’re allowed to recruit new troops in France for this task. (Win Greek First Division with Italian and French players only. ) Again, stay there for a year more to make sure they won’t rebel. (Stay at the club for another year, of course.)

“We have a problem with Carthage, general. The siege of Messana, by the joint forces of Carthage and Syracuse, was the act of war and we won’t tolerate it. We’re sending you to make the end of it…and not just the siege, mind you, we want you to destroy Carthage!" (Win African Nations Cup with any African nation.)

The trade routes of the Adriatic Sea had, prior to Roman dominance in Italy, been subject to the Tarentine fleet. But with the loss of independence of Tarentum, responsibility for securing the sea ways of the Adriatic now fell to Rome. The coast of Illyria was rife with pirates under the rule of King Agron, who had just died from the excesses of celebrating yet another successful raid. The rule over the pirates had now fallen to his widow Teuta. Defeat Queen Teuta (win Croatian First Division) and stay there for a year more, just like in the previous tasks. However, some of the locals have rebelled against the queen and they’re willing to join your army. (You can have up to 15 Croatian players in your team, but you also have to have at least 5 Italians. French and Greek players are also allowed.)

Upon your return from Illyria, the consuls have bad news. The remnants of Carthaginian army are still fighting us in Spain. The war have waged to and fro. The consuls want you to land a decisive blow with a compiled army from your journies. (Win Spanish First Division, using only Italian, French, Greek, and Croatian players. Again, stay for another year and attempt to win the CL.)

While you were in Spain, the Germans were massing at the Saτne, preparing to invade Italy by crossing the Alps in two different places. The Teutones crossed the mountains in the west, the Cimbri did so in the east. You are sent there to stop them with your loyal army, including the fresh recruits from Spain. (Win German First Division using only Italian, French, Greek, Croatian, and Spanish players. Stay for another year.)

You’ve proven to be the best general in the Republic, but the consuls want you to complete one more mission. Take your forces and conquer England! (Win English Premier League, using Italian, French, Greek, Croatian, Spanish, and German players. Stay for another year.)

Proud, but tired, you have returned home to see young Octavian becoming a sole ruler of Rome. He grants your wish to retire, and you’re on your way to a nice villa you recently bought. Unfortunately, on the streets of Rome, one of the senators cuts your throat. He found out you were banging his wife every time you came back to Rome.


-use Sept ODB 2010 Update or the Christmas 2010 SIM Update
-load Italy, France, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Germany, and England
-your tactic must have at least 3 players at the back, and/or wingers somewhere
-every time you're moving to the next task, you have to resign from your previous club, and apply for vacancies in the required league
-when doing the Africa part, you are not allowed to manage a club and a nation at the same time
-nationalities work like in the Nationals Challenge; you use the first season at a club to get rid of the foreigners/non-eligible nations, and second season must be with all the allowed players
-second nationalities are allowed
-upon the start, use the savegame editor and set your CA/PA to 190/195
-changing your nationality is not allowed; HOWEVER, upon the start of the game, you can add yourself a second nationality
-once you've changed your CA/PA and added yourself a 2nd nationality, you're done with editor for good
-If you get a new job before Christmas, it counts as your first season. If you get it after Christmas, the next season counts as your first at the club
-once you've got a job in a country, you have to stick with that club, i.e. you're not allowed to move to another club in that country


Champions League title – 1000 points
runners-up – 900 pts
semifinals – 800 pts

League title - 700, runners-up 600, 3rd placed 500
African Nations Cup winners – 700 pts
Every league goal your team score is worth 1 point.
Every goal your team score on African Nations Cup is worth 1 point.

You can choose to create the game yourself, or download a pre-loaded save
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04-03-12, 05:57 PM
Okay season over and this is how it went.

Serie A - Pretty much in the bag when I gave my update in March, but we extended our unbeaten run to the end of the season, with the title confirmed as ours after game 28, when Inter could only draw at home. After the league was ours, I played a complete 2nd team for the rest of the fixtures, focussing on the CL. Borriello impressing with a good run in the side, finishing with 11 goals in the last 5 games.


CL - Our last 2 games in the Group stage gave a chance for the fringe players to get some game time, and they didn't let me down, beating Valencia 3-0 at home, and having the best of a 0-0 draw against Man Utd at Old Trafford. The Quarter Final pitted us against more English opposition, in the shape of Arsenal. The 1st leg at the Emirates saw us recover from going 1-0 down in the first 5 mins to leading 2-1, before conceeding a late equaliser, still a good result with 2 important away goals. So it was delicately poised going into the 2nd leg, and things got off to a bad start when first Adriano had to be replaced by Luca Toni (Borriello ineligible as he's on loan), and then a minute later centre back Juan was sent off for a reckless challenge on Chamakh. Even with a man advantage, we contained the Gunners and in the 90 mins they only registered one shot on target. Usually I would say they scored with this chance as is always the way, but this time I can't, and the game ended 0-0, and we were through to the semis.

The teams left were ourselves, Man Utd, Real Madrid and Barcelona, and I really wanted to avoid the Catalans, especially after an 8-2 agg win against Lyon in there quarter, winning 7-1 at the Nou Camp. Needless to say we drew Barcelona, but the 2nd leg would be at home, which I always prefer. With my team completely rested having played no league games for a couple of weeks, we were hit by the news of an injury to Adriano in training the day before the semi, ruling him out for a week, so Toni took his place up front. Barca took the lead after 33 mins through David Villa, but Toni equalised on the stroke of half time, but before the whistle there was time for Messi to restore Barcelona's lead, and we went in 2-1 down at the break. Chances went begging for the home side in the 2nd half, and they should have extended their lead, but they were in no danger of conceeding, and the game finished 2-1. As far as defeats go probably the best I could have got, an away goal meaning just a 1-0 win in the return leg would see us progress to the final. Adriano would make his return in the 2nd leg, and what happened next was unbelieveable. First Perrotta gave us the lead at the break with a strike midway through the first half, and if it stayed the same we were through. The game really came to life though in a 16 min spell in the 2nd half, and another goal late on, which saw us breeze into the final.


So we would face Man Utd for the 3rd time this season, with us winning our home game 3-0, and drawing 0-0 away with a weakened side, although in a final anything could happen. Everyone was fit for the final, and Juan made his return from suspension, Coppola had since replaced Doni as keeper. The game was played at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Sir Alex Ferguson's home town, but he would have to think again if he thinks we were going to give him a nice welcome home. De Rossi scored a screamer just before half time, and midway through the 2nd half, Roma legend and my captain Francesco Totti doubled our lead, which was enough to give us a 2-0 win, and the trophy!


Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 86 pts
Champions League - 1,000 pts

Total for season = 1,000 + 700 + 86 = 1,786 pts

Couple more transfers made before the season ended, both in the summer. First up Mirko Vucinic's good form had attracted AC Milan, and I had no complaints in accepting there £16.25m offer, spread over 6 months. All season I was wondering how I was going to replace Adriano's goals (35 in 39), and I'm more than happy with his replacement. Inter striker Diego Milito had asked to be placed on the transfer list, and we agreed a fee of £8m for the 31 yr old striker (32 in the summer). Usually I wouldn't spend so much on someone of that age, but he still has great stats, and I'll only be at Roma for a season anyway, so hopefully he can fire the goals that would retain the league and the CL.

04-03-12, 06:00 PM
The tribes of Italy have been conquered for good!


Unfortunately, the CL didn't go so well, we lost 4-2 at Chelsea, despite leading 1-0 and coming back to 2-2 with just ten men. In our last game we had to beat Real Madrid and hope Chelsea dropped points in Russia again Zenit. We took the lead early on, and with an hour on the clock we were 2nd, Chelsea being held 1-1, but mins later Kalou gave them the lead. I hoped for late drama in Russia, but former transfer target Quagliarella scored for Real Madrid in the 90th minute, to end all hope of progressing to the quarters. Real and Chelsea were both handed plum draws in the shape of Galatasaray and Bordeaux who they both easily overcame. Real beat Barca 3-2 in one semi (2-0 down from the 1st leg at the Nou Camp), and Chelsea lost on pens to Inter after drawing 2-2 on agg. Real Madrid won the final 1-0, that man Quagliarella again with the goal.


The reserve side won the Italian Cup, beating bitter rivals Lazio 6-2 on agg.

Milito finished the season with 42 goals in 37 games, a great achievement for the 32 year old.

Now the season is over I've resigned from Roma, and am heading for France to take on them pesky Gauls, although I'm yet to find a club yet (literally just resigned at the final whistle of our last game of the season). 2 available jobs but both in the French National division so I'm going to wait for a 1st Division side.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 78 pts

Total for season = 700 + 78 = 778 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 1,786 + 778 = 2,564 pts.

04-03-12, 06:04 PM
Finished the season quite a while ago, just got round to posting now. Here's how it went,

League - Winners! Won quite easily in the end, with the challenge of Lyon and Toulouse falling by the wayside, and we held a 13 pt lead over Montpellier come end of the season.


UEFA Cup - Out in 1st round to Deportivo, see above.

French Cup - Lost our first game in the tournament, losing 4-3 on pens away at fellow 1st division side Clermont after a 1-1 draw.

League Cup - Winners! Overcame Ajaccio, PSG, Sochaux and Nantes on course to the final, where we beat Montpellier 1-0.

A fantastic first season in the top flight, with CL football next season it should help bring in some decent Italians. There are 16 non-Italians still at the club which will need to move on in the summer, and I've already signed a couple of young Italians for next season.

Still a lot of changes to be made over the summer!

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 68 pts

Total for season = 700 + 78 = 768 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 2,564 + 768 = 3,332 pts.

04-03-12, 06:06 PM
League - Won at a canter, 2nd placed Montpellier 26 pts behind, and we had the league wrapped up by game 30. Our 97 goals was a new league record, and 29 more than want we managed last season. The front three of Cassano, Pepe and Marilungo combined for more than half of them.


Champions League - Back to back wins over Fulham took us top of the group, and a 0-0 draw away at Napoli and a 2-0 win over Salzburg gave us qualification to the quarter finals were we would face Hannover. We were at home first and I wanted a good win to take to Germany, and that's what we got as a Daniele Galloppascored a magnificent hatrick, and leave us in a commanding place. We had to be careful not to be complacent but within half hour we were 2-0 up in Hannover, and it would take a miracle for us to go out. It finished 3-1 after 90 mins so we progressed 6-1 on agg to play Real Madrid, who we had beat and lost to in the first group stage.

The 1st leg was at home once again, and with a missing Antonio Cassano it was a very drab affair. With just 3 shots on target all game, it was no surprise a record 19,996 inside the Stade Chartlety went home after a boring 0-0 draw. The 2nd leg didn't get any better, as once again chances were few and far between, and after 90 mins once again it was 0-0. We headed to extra time and it was a tired challenge from skipper Mattioli that gave Real Madrid a penaly. Up stepped Garay but keeper Viera was equal to it, but before I could celebrate the defender buried the rebound, and despite throwing everyone forward we were out.


French Cup - Made the semis before a reserve side lost 2-0 away at 2nd division side Dijon, having gone down to 9 men. The 11th round tie with Clermont was our first win in 4 attempts against them that season.

League Cup - Lost to Clermont 3-1 away, once again it was a weakened side that played with no points on offer.
So to next season and I have high hopes. There's £12.5m in the bank which I will use to bring in some new faces, with a few old players needing replacing. So far I've made one signing, with former Liverpool defender Gabriel Paletta I'll also ask the board to expand the stadium and improve the training facilities, but past requests have fallen on deaf ears. It's shaping up to be an interesting last season with Paris FC 2000, and I want to go out with a bang aka the Champions League!

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 97 pts
Champions League Semi Finalists - 800 pts

Total for season = 700 + 97 + 800 = 1,597 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 3,332 + 1,597 pts = 4,929 pts.

04-03-12, 06:12 PM
So my final season with Paris FC 2000, and this is how we faired:

League - Won at a canter as could be expected after our great first half of the season. In the end we amassed 97 pts, 20 ahead of 2nd placed PSG, scoring 94 goals in the process. It may have been more, but a very tight schedule near the end of the season saw a weakened side play the league games for the last few weeks once the title was sewn up.


Champions League - I left you sitting nicely in the 2nd group stage. Our next 2 games were a double header against Real Madrid, the defending champions and the team who knocked us out at the semi final stage last season. The first game was at home, and we ran out 2-0 winners. 6 days later and it got even better! Despite having the bulk of the possession Real Madrid couldn't take their chances, but we could. 3 counter attacks from us hit them for 6, and some how we escaped the Bernabeu with a 3-0 win.


A 0-0 draw away in Rome saw us qualify for the quarter finals, and we finished with a 4-1 demolition of Fulham at home to go through in 1st place - Real Madrid progressing in 2nd. A plum draw of sorts saw us face CSKA in the next round, and although a tough team, we definitely could have faced worse! We'd drawn 1-1 at home and won 1-0 at home in the 1st group stage, so I was expecting a close contest. Things are never as they seem though, as we won the 1st leg away 4-1! A 1-0 win in the home leg ensured a place in the semis, were Milan would await us. Once again we would be away first, and I expected a hard match. However, once again we put on a masterclass, recording yet another 4-1 win, and one foot in the final!


Surprisingly Milan who needed a big win to go through decided to sit back which played right into our hands, and we broke them down early doors, and won 3-1 on the night. So to the final, and we would face familiar opposition in Real Madrid. We were hit with an injury blow a week before the game, with striker Salvatore Foti missing the rest of the season http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/frown.gif We started the game very brightly, and took the lead after just 3 mins, Cassano with a neat finish to send our fans in to ecstacy. Less than 20 mins later and it was 2-0, Cassano with yet another goal, and I was in dreamland. We managed to make it to half time at 2-0, but minutes into the 2nd half, Real pulled one back through Raul Garcia - Game on! Straight from the kick off we ran at the Real Madrid backline, and from the resulting corner, defender De Silvestri powered in a header and we had our two goal lead once again. Their was more to come though, as Ronaldo scored another on 72, leading to a very nervy final 20 mins, but we held on for a historic Champions League win!


French Cup - A reserve side beat Troyes 6-1 in the final!

League Cup - Our reserve side once again reached the final, but this time lost 2-1 to city rivals PSG.

Player of the Season - Undoubtedly Salvatore Foti who scored 36 goals in 38 apps, who unfortunately got a number of injuries in the 2nd half of the season, resulting in him missing the CL Final.

Points this season

Champions League title – 1000 points
League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 94 pts

Total for season = 1,000 + 700 + 94 = 1,794 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 4,929 + 1,794 pts = 6,723 pts.

So to Greece and I already have my new job, a club that Vjat knows well, and that is...


04-03-12, 06:14 PM
Season over and here's how it went,

League - Winners! Won at a canter in the end, 11 pts clear of 2nd placed Olympiakos, scoring 66 times on the way. We started slowly after the winter break with two draws and two hard fought wins, but we soon clicked again and extended our lead at the top, and in our 4th to last game we clinched the league with a 2-0 away win at Paniliakos.


Greek Cup - Once I remembered there was no points on offer for the cup I decided to name a weakened side, which included many non Italians and French, and I was hoping some good performances would find some buyers come the end of the season. We overcame Kallithea on away goals after we drew 1-1 at home and 2-2 away. Next up were Paniliakos, and despite winning 2-0 away, we somehow lost 3-1 at home, and we were out on away goals.

So to next season and it shouldn't be too hard getting rid of the "foreigners", I just hope with CL money and season ticket revenue, I'll have a decent kitty to bring in replacements. I'd expect to retain the league and hopefully a good run in Europe to boost our reputation and the bank balance, and maybe even some points on the challenge.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 66 pts

Total for season = 700 + 66 = 766 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 6,723 + 766 pts = 7,489 pts.

04-03-12, 06:16 PM
Back again http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

Over the course of the season I spent £7.2m on 16 players, as I made my squad all Italian and French. Big names included a 37 yr old Kaka on a free (Ita 2nd Nat) and 5 of my former players from Paris FC, Baglio, Nocerino, Saviano, Paletta and Candreva. In the opposite direction no fewer than 21 players left, most of them on a free, but in total we managed to bring in £4.5m, as we went in search of another succesful season.

Here's how it went.

League - Winners! Won even easier this year, and the title was wrapped up with a 25 point margin over 2nd placed Olympiakos, scoring 68 goals. The last 5 or 6 games were played with a weakened side as our sights turned elsewhere, but our performances didn't drop.


Champions League - Runners Up. Usually I'd do a big write up of how we did and our journey, but the way we lost the final has pissed me off no end http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif We faced Barcelona in the final, after a 90th minute away goal in Russia, meant they went through on away goals instead of Spartak Moscow. With the game 2 wks after our last league game, the squad's fitness had plummeted to the low 90s. It mattered little though as we raced to a 2-0 lead inside 26 mins! But then our lack of fitness showed and we capitulated 3-2, with Messi scoring a brace. http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/censored.gif


Greek Cup - Winners. Once again with no points on offer a weakened side played in the Greek Cup, but they were good enough to lift the trophy, overcoming Iraklis 5-0 in the final (look out for the match stats in the screenshot thread when I post it).

So to next season and my last in Greece before I chance my arm in International management. Domestically we are far ahead of our rivals, and after missing out on the CL, I hope to go out with it next season, although I plan on bringing in some younger players, as I can't rely on Kaka (31 apps, 18 goals) to perform every week at 38. I've £17.5m to spend at the moment, with TV money and season ticket money to come, but the club are expanding the stadium as well as improving the training facilities at my request, but I'm sure I'll have a nice kitty to spend in the summer.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 68 pts
CL Runners Up - 900 pts

Total for season = 700 + 68 + 900 = 1,668 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 7,489 + 1,668 pts = 9,157 pts.

04-03-12, 06:19 PM
With the CL the priority, I spent just over £13m during the course of the season, but the main thing was bringing down the average age of the squad, as a number of veterans left. Saying that, veterans Giuseppe Rossi and Diego still had wonderful talent and both easily had a season in them, if not a couple, and so I snapped them up, both on a free. There was also a couple of big transfers, I'd targeted a couple of Sampdoria DMC's, but couldn't agree a fee for either, so I went to Catania instead to sign Sandro Mancini for £6m (with 1m after 50 apps and another 1m after 20 caps - no chance of that one!). We received a £5m bid from Roma for Pasquale Davi which I rejected, but when he was upset with me turning it down, I decided to list him for £10m, which Hamburg gladly paid. So to the season:

League - Winners! A third league title in a row, but not as easy as the past two, with a couple of defeats compared to the solitary one in the past two seasons. I put this down to my 2nd XI playing much more compared to last season, as I kept my first choice team fresh for the CL. Not as many goals either, but I didn't really care.


CL - Winners! After a very tough 1st group stage (Barcelona, Milan and Galatasaray!) we squeezed through in 2nd place. We had better luck in the 2nd group stage facing Paris FC, Dortmund and CSKA, and we topped the group with 5 wins from 6, and Paris FC also made it through which was good to see. The quarters saw us beat Catania home and away to progress 3-0 on agg, and the semi final draw was kind as we would play Fenerbahce (who knocked out Paris FC), with Barcelona and Roma contesting the other semi. A 4-1 win away gave us one foot in the final, and the 2-0 victory at home confirmed that. I was expecting Barcelona in the final, but Roma squeezed through on away goals after drawing 2-2 over the 2 games. The final was in Roma's home ground, but we didn't let that faze us. Once again we weren't at full fitness, and once again we were 2-0 up. But this time we didn't mess up and a further goal from Rossi gave us the title!


Greek Cup - Winners! The treble was won with a 2-0 win against Kallithea in the final, and my 2nd XI didn't let me down once again.

So Greece has been conquered and it's time to move to Africa. Unfortunately, there are no jobs available at the moment, but I hope it won't be long. I'll be sad to leave Kavala, and I just hope they can continue to be a force at home and in europe, like my former clubs Roma and Paris FC have managed to do. There's £35.5m left in the bank, with £29.5m of that to spend, and I just hope my replacement spends it well! I'll inform you once I get that African job, but then I'll be moving on to Challenge 8 for the double points http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 49 pts
CL Runners Up - 1,000 pts

Total for season = 700 + 49 + 1,000 = 1,749 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 9,157 + 1,749 pts = 10,906 pts.

04-03-12, 06:20 PM
I'll be quick with this one http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

I took over Nigeria in May 2013, and won my first game against Niger 3-0 in the WC Qualifiers. A tight 1-0 friendly win over Algeria preceeded the final two WC qualifiers which I also won 3-0 (A) and 2-1 (H) against Sudan and Cameroon respectively. We finished the year off with 4 friendlies, drawing 2-2 with Ivory Coast away and beating Togo 1-0, Egypt 2-1 and Cameroon 5-0 all at home, and this was all without the injured Stanley Okoro of Arsenal, who had been injured so far during my tenure, and was undoubtedly the best player at my disposable.

The draw for the African Cup of Nations pitted us against Guinea, Mali and Egypt, and we scored 10 goals from our 3 games, with just Mali offering some resistance, as we scraped past them 1-0. The quarters saw us demolish Algeria 4-0 with striker Kingsley Eke bagging a hat-trick. The semi final was the Sunday Amuneke show, as he scored all 4 in the 4-0 win over the Ivory Coast. Mali would be opponents in the final, and it was another tough game, but we did enough to win 2-0 in the 90 mins, and we could lift the trophy!


Points this season

African Cup of Nations - 700 pts
ACoN Goals - 20 pts

Total for season = 700 + 20 = 720 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 10,906 pts. + 720 pts = 11,626 pts.

04-03-12, 06:23 PM
So my first season in the top division (and for points) is over, and this is how we did.

League - Winners! But only just! By week 10 there was only two teams in it, ourselves and Karlovac, we extened our lead to 8 pts with about 10 games to go, but with two games to go we were both on 70 pts. We both won our penultimate games, so it was all down to the last game, and as fate would have it we would play them away. I had no idea how teams on the same points would be seperated, but we had a much better GD, and also won the home game 2-0, so a draw would have given us the league as long as it wasn't decided by a playoff. As it was it didn't matter as we ran out 3-1 winners, to top the table! By the way it turns out it would have been a two-legged playoff if we had drawn the game.


UEFA Cup - 4th Round. After winning the Croatian Cup last season we would be in Europe, and at the least it would give us some much needed revenue. First up Linfield were little trouble as we cast them aside 5-0 on agg. The 2nd round saw a return to Greece for myself, as we took on Olympiakos. We lost the 1st leg away 1-0, but a 1-0 win nil at home in 90 mins, and despite the game ending 2-1 after 120 mins (away goals don't count in extra time), we went to penalties. Both teams missed pens, but we would triumph 4-3 in the end to set up a glamour tie with Juventus. I thought we had no chance, but a share of the gate receipts would come in very handy - how wrong was I? We were away first once again, but despite finishing with 10 men we won 2-1! A 1-0 win in the home leg meant we were through to the last 16 to take on Real Madrid. More money for the club, but after beating Juve we weren't scared of the Spanish Giants. We held our own in Madrid escaping with a deserved 0-0 draw, and took an early lead in the return after just 3 mins. Real hit back just after the hour mark, but we had the chance to regain the lead from the spot, but full back Lucic missed his pen, and we were out on away goals http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/frown.gif


Croatian Cup - 2nd Round. Despite no points on offer I still played my best team when possible, but after beating Zadar 3-0 away, we were knocked out on pens after a boring 0-0 draw at home to Osijek.

Thanks to winning the league and our UEFA Cup run, we have £950k in the bank, with £1.2m available for transfers. Luckily all the ineligible players next season are out of contract in the summer so I won't have a problem there, and I already have one transfer arranged coming in, although I still need another couple of Italians to meet the 5 needed.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 78 pts

Total for season = 700 + 78 = 778 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 11,626 pts. + 778 pts = 12,404 pts.

04-03-12, 06:27 PM
League - Winners! More points than last season, and no need for the last day heroics as we won it with 5 games to go, but not as many goals as we scored 11 less goals, finishing with 67 goals.


CL - Runners Up! An unbelievable run saw us reach the final against Greek side Paniliakos, but unfortunately with players fitness in the high 80s we went down 1-0 despite dominating proceedings.


Croatian Cup - 2nd Round. No points on offer so a reserve side once again. We scraped past Vitez '92 on pens away in the 1st round, before pens were our undoing at home to Opatija after we drew 1-1.

Plenty of money in the bank with £15.25m available to spend, but a max wage of 2k p/w won't help us get any mega starts. We did sign the clubs first ever £1m player though, and hopefully I can boost the squad as comparing it to others in the league we can't match them despite our success.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 67 pts
CL Runners Up - 900 pts

Total for season = 700 + 67 + 900 = 1,667 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 12,404 pts. + 1,667 pts = 14,071 pts.

04-03-12, 06:31 PM
League - Winners! One less point, but 5 more goals than last season. We were in 2nd for much of the 1st third of the season, with Osijek going on an unbeaten run stretching to over a year in total (obviously a lot was last year), but pulled away after ending that run.


CL - Winners! Another good run including a 4-1 win over Barcelona in the semis put us through to the final to face Liverpool. Despite fitness in the low 80s this time, and a couple of injuries in the game because of this - playing the last half hour with 10 men as all subs used, we squeezed through on pens to lift the trophy!


Croatian Cup - Winners! Reserve side once again was used for the competition, but this time we went all the way winning 3-0 over the two legs in the final against Cepin.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 72 pts
CL Winners - 1,000 pts

Total for season = 700 + 72 + 1,000 = 1,772 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 14,071 pts. + 1,772 pts = 15,843 pts.

Craig Forrest
05-03-12, 03:33 AM
So, the Legate Welshus Redus has appointed me, Publius Craigus Forrestus Maximus as a General and has given me command of the Legio IX Romanus and strict instructions to purge the legion of all non-Romans and take over the entire region. I was permitted to begin the campaign with the current troops but by the end of our first season of battle, I was to have replaced all foreign soldiers with native troops.

I decided on our battle formation (although I was adaptable enough to know that sometimes different opponents require different strategies)


At the end of our first campaign, we had defeated the local tribes and had brought the region under the control of Rome, albeit with some foreign mercenaries within the army.


We had also defeated almost all of the European-based armies that had been thrown against us, losing only our final battle to a group of high priced Spanish warriors


As requested by the Legate, by the start of our second campaign, we had rid the legion of foreign troops and had assembled a squad composed entirely of natives to the region


We traveled the area again to ensure that the local tribes were remaining peaceful and they all submitted to our superiority again


This time, we managed to defeat all the European-based armies, winning our last battle against a well organized group of barbarians from across the Rhine


With this portion of our adventure over, the Legate commanded that I leave for Gaul and establish an all Roman legion there to once again display Rome's might. I arrived in Citivas Riedonum (Rennes) and began a slow purge of the local army as I built towards our goal of an all-Roman legion.


Our first season there we managed to defeat all the smaller local tribes and gain the attention of the larger areas. We will begin our conquest of the entire region soon and will also have created another Roman Legion to rival the IX Romanus.

Season 1 – Roma (With Foreign Players)

League: Winner = 700 pts
Champions League: Runner-up = 900 pts
League Goals: 73 = 73 pts
Total Points: 1,673

Season 2 – Roma (Italians Only)

League: Winner = 700 pts
Champions League: Winner = 1000 pts
League Goals: 75 = 75 pts
Total Points: 1,673 + 1,775 = 3,448

Season 3 – Rennes (With foreign players)

League: Winner of 2nd Division = 0 pts
Champions League: N/A = 0 pts
League Goals: N/A = 0 pts
Total Points: 3,448 + 0 = 3,448

Craig Forrest
05-03-12, 03:35 AM
So the Gaulish Wars begins.....


Our first task after arriving in Civitas Redonum was to scout the surrounding regions and engage in some minor skirmishes as I awaited reinforcements from the homeland. I used what warriors I had at my command to fight a few minor battles to let the surrounding Gaulish savages know who we were and what we were going to do to their pathetic tribes of so-called warriors. That first season was an excellent one from my point of view as we destroyed most of the opponents we faced, losing only a few battles but coming out triumphant in the end.

With our successful first campaign behind us, I retooled my legion with some good Roman soldiers, but needed to keep some of the local talent around until all my new recruits arrived. We set out to conquer all of Gaul and succeeded in destroying our opposition, losing only 1 battle out of the 38 we faced.

The manner in which we destroyed our opposition impressed the Legate and we received an invitation to participate in a tournament of elite warriors during the following year's campaign. We looked forward to testing ourselves against the best that the continent had to offer and prepared accordingly.

By the beginning of my third year of campaigning in Gaul, I had remade my legion as I had seen fit. All the legionnaires were now Roman citizens and we were ready to do battle yet again.

Again we imposed the might of Rome and dominated our opposition, easily beating the surrounding rebellious tribes into submission for a second straight season.

We also participated in the tournament mentioned earlier and fought our way to the final battle where we unfortunately lost a very close battle to a group of warriors from Hispania that clothed themselves in white from head to toe.

The Legate wanted us to spend one more year campaigning in Gaul to ensure there would be no future rebellions and also invited us to the same prestigious tournament, again based on how well we had done during the campaign.

I made a few minor changes to the legion but kept the overall composition the same as before by only recruiting Roman citizens.

Again we dominated the local tribes..... there will be no rebellions during my lifetime.... the locals know what it means to oppose the might of Rome.

The Tournament of Champions however was a disappointment for us. We were eliminated during the first round of group battles and relegated to a lesser tournament. We had no wish to waste our time and gracefully bowed out against a legion from Milan in the home land.

I have received word that I am to now go to Greece to deal with some issues that have arisen there during my time in Gaul. I look forward to the next phase of my career.

Season 3 – Rennes (With foreign players)

League: Winner of 2nd Division = 0 pts
Champions League: N/A = 0 pts
League Goals: N/A = 0 pts
Total Points: 3,448 + 0 = 3,448

Season 4 – Rennes (With foreign players)

League: Winner = 700 pts
Champions League: N/A = 0 pts
League Goals: 101 = 101 pts
Total Points: 3,448 + 801 = 4,249

Season 5 – Rennes (Italians Only)

League: Winner = 700 pts
Champions League: Runners-up = 900 pts
League Goals: 88 = 88 pts
Total Points: 4,249 + 1,688 = 5,937

Season 6 – Rennes – Final season (Italians Only)

League: Winner = 700 pts
Champions League: Eliminated 1st group stage = 0 pts
League Goals: 78 = 78 points
Total Points: 5,937 + 778 = 6,715

25-03-12, 04:31 PM
Hmm, well this is annoying. I don't seem to remember how many points I had at the point the forums went down. I'll probably try and finish this, but it's a little pointless in posting a score as I can only guess my points total. Shame!

25-03-12, 08:51 PM
Do you not still have the screenshots saved?

26-03-12, 12:29 PM
:lol: Awesome name Craig :rofl:

31-03-12, 03:21 PM
I want to start this but dont have Vucinic in squad. Am I using the wrong update? (Sept ODB)

31-03-12, 03:23 PM
Sept 2010? OP needs updating, I'll do it now.

31-03-12, 03:30 PM
Then the latest sim update doesnt make sense too, no?

31-03-12, 03:51 PM
No, it's copied from the old site and obviously hasn't been changed/updated, I'm out at the moment later when I know what SIM update it is I'll change it.

01-04-12, 04:48 PM

Think i started this.

09-04-12, 12:45 PM
I'm getting back on this now! - am currently in 1st season in 1st Division with my Croatian side Cibalia........

09-04-12, 12:46 PM
FYI - this is my write up from before i think - hopefully all scrrenies there as i dont have them saved anymore.........

Season 1 (Roma with foreigners)
Got on the case with putting the foreigners up for sale and playing the Italian kids (whilst keeping the others out on loan). Squad was a biot thin but managed to stay in top 4 and good enf of season run put us in 3rd in Serie A - 500 points

59 goals scored so thats another 59 points

Total for Season 1 = 559 points

Got Kaka and Gago joining for Season 2

Season 2 (Roma with foreigners)
Decent squad was assembled with Kaka, Gago, Gattuso, Cheillini, Lucas, Maxi Rodrigues, Cassano and some other squad players). All Non Italians gone!

I played first team in league and kids/2nd team for cups and champ league - seemed to work pretty well. Had a great battle in league with Milan and Inter and it was a close run thing but towards the back end of the season I ran away with it - WINNERS - 700 points

Champ League
The "reserves" sailed through the group stages much to my surprise! Even though there are big points on offer my main focus was League so I wasn't really bothered how we did in this.

Chelsea were quarter final opponents and after a 1-1 away 1st leg draw we wiped the floor with them at home winning 2-0

Barca in Semi's - would this be a step too far for the kids? As I had already won the league I could have played the first team but seeing as though the kids had done so well I gave them the opportunity to express themselves vs Barca...................we properly got taught a lesson! Lost 5-0 away!

At home it was all about salvaging some pride so I sent out the kids again and asked them to play for the shirt - and that's exactly what they did! - We BATTERED Barca - 4-1. OK - we lost 6-4 on aggregate but I took a good bit of satisfaction when having the post match glass of wine with Guardiola!

SEMI FINALS - 800 points

68 League goals = 68 points

Season 2 Total = 1,568 points

Total Challenge Points so far = 2,127 points

Looking for a new job in France now...........

Season 3 (2nd Nation - France - Boulogne)
Searching for a new job and in April I landed a job in French 2nd Division with Boulogne! Just about saved them from relegation

Season 4 (2nd Nation - France - Boulogne with foreigners)
Decided to get rid of foreigners ASAP and a big job it was to persuade Italians to come here! But got a team together and after a while and some tactical changes we started to gel - ended up securing promotion in final few games - 2nd in league

Season 5 (2nd Nation - France 1st Division - Boulogne "with foreigners")
Very turbulent season and finished 5th
No joy in cups

0 points - but with a few big signing hopefully I can go better next year!

63 goals scored

toal challenge 2,190 points

Season 6 (2nd Nation - France - Boulogne ALL ITALIAN TEAM)
Couple of cracking re-inforcements including Cambiasso, Borini and Buffon. All Italian Squad is below


The League started off so much better than last year and started off like a train going well clear of the pack - Champions in the offing! However, a backlog of fixtures (being in both clubs) and the form of Rennes in 2nd place put us really under pressure. Came to last game of season where we were 2 points clear of Rennes and who were we playing in last game....................Rennes! Anyway, a draw would have been good enough but the boys did me proud by beating them 2-0 to secure the league! - WINNERS - 700 points

70 League Goals Scored = 70 points


Knocked out in Semi's of Cup but WON the League Cup (no points but worth a mention!)


Total Points for Season = 770

Total points for challenge = 770+2,190 = 2,960

So, League in France has been worn but need to do another season to see if I can win Champ League

Season 7 (2nd Nation - France - Boulogne ALL ITALIAN TEAM - Champ League Season)
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Plenty of money but no great signings so we went with what we had for Champ League!

League - Shaky season throughout fluctuating between 2nd and 6th. Ended up in a clear 2nd place by 7 points but a whopping 13 points behind PSG in 1st. They have been splashing the cash like they are in 2012 with Qatari owners! 2nd Place - 600 points

78 League Goals Scored = 78


Gave up the cup competitions as no points

Champ League - squeaked through 1st 2 groups! Then pulled off 2 great legs v Chelsea in Quarters winning 2-0 on aggregate. Real Madrid in Semi's! They were in our group and battered us so held little hope but great effort from the lads turning around a 2-1 home defeat by winning 2-1 away from home and taking it to extra time! Both teams nervous and it went to penalties! But disaster for Boulogne who just fell short and lost the shootout! :(
Semi Finals - 800 points


Total Points for Season = 1,478

Total points for challenge = 1,478+2,960 = 4,438

Onto Greece we go.......................

Onto Greece I went and got a job with the "mighty" Pierikos Katerin!

Bizarrely, they sacked their manager after winning the 2nd division. Perfect for me so I had the whole of pre season to transfer deal and see what the squad was like

Season 8 (3rd Nation - Greece - Pierikos - with Foreigners)

Season was very much getting rid of Greeks where possible, bringing in Italian and French and getting some sort of tactic going

All in all - did pretty decent coming 3rd in the league - 500 points

45 goals scored - 45 points

Total for Season 8 = 545

Total for Challenge =545+4,438 = 4,983


Season 9 (3rd Nation - Greece - Pierikos- ALL FRENCH AND ITALIAN)
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Forgot to say that there is fuck all money at this club - only 8,000 seater stadium so money being generated and i spent what I had and went bonkers on Bosmans......................to the point that at the end of this season we had -£4m in the bank - whoops!

Anyhoo, got rid of foreigners and squad is below..........



Like last Season I fielded a weakened team in cups but amazingly they got the semi's - very odd!

UEFA Cup - didn't give this much of a go either as concentrated on league - knocked out after a couple of rounds

Anyhoo, onto the league and a hell of a challenge against the big boys of Greek Football! But my team did me proud and built on the 3rd place last year but putting a massive winning run together (we were very lucky as didn't have hardly any injuries) and won league by 5 points - definately my biggest acheievement as I couldn't buy any players in the pre season or throughout as we were so skint (to the tune of -£4m as I bought LOADS of Bosmans in 1st summer)

WINNERS - 700 points!

54 Goals Scored - 54 points

Total for Season 9 - 754 points

Total for Challenge = 4,983+754 = 5,737


So, another season in Greece and will go all out for Champ League but will be suprised if I get through Group Stages!

At least this small club will give me the confidence when I hit Croatia (after Africa) as I have no idea on that league!

Season 10 - (3rd Nation - Greece - Pierikos- 3rd Year)
Went all out for Champ League and didn't really give a stuff about League

Champ League - well, went better than expected!.............................but more luck than judgement! We managed to get through both group phases by 1 point! We faced Porto in the quarters and was a decent draw for us. Howeve, we lost the first leg 1-0 and could only muster a draw in 2nd leg so out 2-1 on aggregate - 0 points! :(

League was much better - came a comfortable 2nd but was WAY BEHIND Panathanikos in 1st - a whopping 17 points behind! - 2nd place - 600 points

59 goals scored - 59 points

Total for Season 10 - 659 points

Total for challenge so far = 5,737+659 = 6,396


Right off to look for a job in Africa now for African Nations - will update in a few days!

Season 13 - (African Cup - Morocco)
Took 18 months for ANY African jobs to come up.................then 3 came up and I got Morocco - who were one of the highest ranked African teams - which was nice!

Pretty decent squad and I didn't need to do much scouting to find better players so got through it quickly.

6 friendlies and I won them all I think

African Nations Cup - Group Stage
Won 4-1 vs Ghana
Won 3-0 vs Ivory Coast
Won 2-0 vs Mali

So, group stage was easy enough!

Egypt was also a stroll in the park winning 3-1 but I was helped that they went down to 9 men!

Congo in Semi's - lol lol lol - smashed them 3-0 (again they had a man sent off which helped!)

The onlt challenging game I had was in the final and aftergoing 1-0 up my 'keeper made a professional foul and it was me that was down to 10 men - no laughing matter now!

................and they score the penalty to tie it up at 1-1

But a Churchillian-style speech at home time gee'd the boys up and my man mountain of a centre back Boussofa smacked in a bullet header to give us a 2-1 lead! A sterling effort then from the boys held out for an African Cup win! Get in there! - 700 points

17 African Cup goals scored

Total = 717 points

Total for challenge = 7,113



13-04-12, 04:24 PM
1st season with foreigners at Cibilia in Croatian 1st division

Have smashed the league by about 20 points. 2-1 up after 1st leg in cup final as well so hopefully more glory

Summer signings to come and all foreigners gone so will be looking to do same next season!

Craig Forrest
27-04-12, 09:25 PM
Question about Croatia.... the OP says "up to 15 croats, minimum of 5 Italians...plus Frenchies and Greeks" ... if I have guys who are dual French/Croatian, can I count them as Frenchies and not as part of my 15 Croats maximum?

27-04-12, 09:37 PM
If it leaves you with more than 15 Croats I don't see why not.

Craig Forrest
28-04-12, 02:21 AM
yeah... I have 15 croats plus 2 french/croats so I want to keep them as Frenchies and not have to get rid of 2 other Croatians

28-04-12, 02:26 AM
Fuck - didn't think you could have French or Greek in Croatia?!

I'm just doing it with Croatian and at least 5 Italian?

28-04-12, 02:28 AM
Just re-read OP

Can't see anything in the Croatia bit about French/Greek?!

Craig Forrest
28-04-12, 02:47 AM
It was clarified in the original thread I believe.... you can have players of every nationality that you have finished so far... so by the time you get to Croatia, you can have French, Italian, Greek and Croatians.... but due to their foreigner rules, Churky decided to say max of 15 Croats, minimum of 5 Italians..... and any amount of the other nationalities...

Craig Forrest
28-04-12, 03:13 AM
ffs... I can't figure out how to get to the old site to grab the post....

28-04-12, 04:34 AM
Its easy man

Craig Forrest
28-04-12, 04:51 PM
well I managed to get there but couldn't get past the front page....

28-04-12, 11:10 PM
Didn't realise that! Ah well - will just stick with Italian and Croatian anyway - make it tougher :)

Craig Forrest
28-04-12, 11:19 PM
barely any foreigners want to move to Croatia anyway so it's really not that big of a deal..... :D

29-04-12, 02:03 AM
well I managed to get there but couldn't get past the front page....

Which post do you need mate and I will grab it

Craig Forrest
29-04-12, 02:50 AM
fecked if I know... I was going to browse the thread and take the important posts where Churks has clarified the rules is all

29-04-12, 03:45 AM
I asked somewhere about other nationalities, and I'm sure you can sign nationalities of players that you've already conquered.

Craig Forrest
27-05-12, 01:38 AM
So my career has now taken me to Achea, specifically the ancient city of Athens. I have arrived here in a small village just outside the capital that will be my base of operations for this, and future, campaigns. The name of the village in the local dialect is “Ilysiakos” so I will call my newest legion the Legio V Ilysiakos in honour of the local people who have welcomed me so graciously.

My first tasks were to get acquainted with the area and create some kind of working army from the local population and whatever veterans from the Empire that I could convince to come and join my latest mission. I figured to be able to have a new legion of recruits that met my high standards within a maximum of one year, hopefully comprised entirely of troops from Rome and Gaul.

My first year of campaigning in Achea was a complete success. We managed to defeat the majority of smaller city-states surrounding the area and my hastily assembled group of soldiers proved themselves to be ready to take on the larger regions during next year’s campaign. I had begun to reshape the legion but it was proving difficult to recruit good Roman and Gaulish veterans so I was making sure I took many young soldiers with plenty of potential who were eager to prove themselves in battle.

By the beginning of the second year of campaigns, my newest legion had been almost completely restocked with the types of troops I wanted, with the exception of a few mercenaries to fill out the ranks. We dominated the surrounding areas and established ourselves as the best army in the region, easily defeating the other city-states and submitting them to our will.


The third year of our Achean campaign saw the legion purged of all but the troops I had recruited from Rome and Gaul. We had a good mix of experienced veterans and young, promising recruits.


Again, my legions were victorious. We crushed all our opponents under foot as we again demonstrated the power of Rome and the might of her armies.


We also took part in the tournament of Champions again and made it to the second last battle where we were defeated by the Legio IX Romanus, the first Legion I had ever commanded. Although defeat was unfortunate, the evening was spend in the company of old friends surrounded by food and wine.


I received word that my fourth season of campaigning would be my last here in Achea…. It seems as though the Carthaginians are starting to cause trouble again and I am on stand-by to go and deal with them if it gets out of hand. The campaign was a huge success again. Those unruly merchants will never again hide behind the armies of their city-states and attempt to subvert Roman rule. For the fourth straight season of campaigning, we proved that the Legio V Ilysiakos is not to be underestimated.



Additionally, we once again entered into the Tournament of Champions to test our skills in battle. This time, we managed to successfully defeat all who were pitted against us, finishing the tournament with a resounding victory over another Roman legion from the homeland.


As predicted, I was soon ordered to leave Achea for the African province to deal with the rising Carthaginian threat.

Arriving in the African province, I soon found myself looking for some locals that I could train into a fighting force the likes of which this part of the world had never seen. I was unable to call on any Roman assistance as they had their hands full with the riots and rebelliousness caused by Carthage and her agents. I found myself talking with a group of very dark-skinned men who had an interesting proposal for me. They had heard of my reputation and wanted to offer me their warriors for the task ahead. They had no love for Carthage as the Carthaginians had blocked many of the trade routes to the southwest where their country was located. I had never heard of the “Ghana” that they spoke of but a quick demonstration by a few of their warriors convinced me that with Roman discipline and tactics, we could route our enemies and bring peace back to the region.


The Ghanaians were quick learners and their achievements were beyond my expectations. Not only did they sweep aside every army that was put before us, but they humiliated the Carthaginians and restored order to the area.


I have now been called away to deal with yet another problem that has surfaced in the Empire…. Something to do with Queen Teuta. I can only hope that my second in command here in Ghana who goes by the name “Kony” can maintain order….. he seems to prefer younger recruits over the experienced veterans but that is no longer my problem.


Season 7 – Ilysiakos AO – (With foreign players)

League: Winner of Greek Second Division = 0 pts
Champions League: N/A = 0 pts
League Goals: N/A = 0 pts
Total Points: 6,715 + 0 = 6,715

Season 8 – Ilysiakos AO – (With foreign players)

League: Winner = 700 pts
Champions League: N/A = 0 pts
League Goals: 59 = 59 pts
Total Points: 6,715 + 759 = 7,474

Season 9 – Ilysiakos AO – (Italian & French players only)

League: Winner = 700 pts
Champions League: Lost in semis to Roma = 800 pts
League Goals: 47 = 47 pts
Total Points: 7,474 + 1,547 = 9,021

Season 10 – Ilysiakos AO – Final Season (Italian & French players only)

League: Winner = 700 pts
Champions League: Winner = 1000 pts
League Goals: 59 = 59 pts
Total Points: 9,021 + 1,759 = 10,780

Season 11 – Unemployed

Applications for Nigeria and Algeria jobs rejected
Offer from PSG turned down

Season 12 – Unemployed

Offer from PSG turned down
Offer from Bordeaux turned down
Offer from Troyes turned down
Offer from Sedan turned down

Season 13 – African Cup of Nations (Ghana)

African Cup of Nations: Winner – 700 pts
Goals: 28 = 28 points
Total Points: 10,780 + 728 = 11,508

29-05-12, 12:14 PM
Fantastic stuff mate, although I'm not too sure on that Kony!

I'm also back playing this, just started my first season in Spain with Real Madrid so we're not too far apart.

Best of luck with Zagreb mate!

07-06-12, 03:33 PM
How we getting on CF and Redknapp?

I should have my first season with Real Madrid done by Sunday night.

Craig Forrest
07-06-12, 10:57 PM
barely touched it recently tbh....upcoming move has been taking up a lot of free time.... that and Diablo 3 :D

07-06-12, 11:10 PM
No worries mate. I'm pretty bored with Real, I should have gone for a smaller club :D

09-06-12, 02:52 PM
League - Winners! Was tight for the first 10 games, but we began to pull away after that, and ended the season 24 games unbeaten.


CL - Runners Up! Breezed through both groups stages, before battering CSKA Moscow 7-2 over two legs. The semis brought the challenge of Fenerbahce, but after we won the first leg away 2-0 we had one foot in the final and a 2-0 home win secured our place in the final. Dortmund would be our opponents, who overcame our rivals Barcelona, and ruin a UEFA dream final (just like this year :D). We battered them for 90 mins, we battered them for 120 mins, but in the end after the game finished 0-0 we went to pens. Unfortuantely after scoring our first pen, we fell apart missing our next 4 and Dortmund would have the trophy!


Spanish Cup - More penalty misery as a reserve side went out to 2nd division side Burgos after drawing 1-1 on agg over two legs.

I've already brought in 15 players at a cost of £46.5m that meet the requirements for next season, as well as a few players I inherited in the squad who will be here next season. The problems will come replacing the quality of these two players!


At least I can buy them when I leave Real in another couple of seasons!

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 60 pts
CL Runners Up - 900 pts

Total for season = 700 + 60 + 900 = 1,660 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 15,843 pts. + 1,660 pts = 17,503 pts.

02-08-12, 01:32 AM
I'm back on this again now :)

Midway thorough 2nd season with Cibilia in Croatia - top of league and in 2nd group stage

Craig Forrest
02-08-12, 03:12 AM
I'm in fucking Croatia right now too.... I hate the place (sorry Churky :D)

it's hard for me to be motivated to continue but i know I'll get past it eventually.... think I still have 1 more season to go provided I win the league this year....

02-08-12, 07:52 AM
Think I got confused by the rules so I only have Croatians and Italians in squad - may as well do it the hard way! :)

02-08-12, 01:08 PM
Yeah Croatia was a slog for me as well.

07-08-12, 11:58 PM

Season 2 Croatia finished

League won with ease :clap2:

Final of Champ League and for some reason all my players with low energy (70's) and lost 1-0 to Ajax - :mad-new:

Can't wait to move to new country but 1 more season here!

Will do write up tomorrow!

09-08-12, 05:35 PM
Season 14 - Croatia - Cibalia Manager 1st Division - With Foreigners
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Squad - did all this with just Croatians and Italians as read rules wrong!


League - WINNERS by a clear 29 points!


700 points and 63 points for goals scored

Also won the cup as well

Total for season = 763

Total for challenge = 7,876

Season 15 - Croatia - Cibilia - 1st Division WITHOUT Foreigners
Won League and Runner Up in Champ League

History screenshots show league win and Champ runner up and goals for past 2 years


Points = 700 (league win) + 900 (Champ League runner up)

69 goals = 69 points

Total for Challenge = 7,876+1,669 = 9,545

Last season now in Croatia before heading to Spain

16-08-12, 07:47 PM
Good stuff mate, I had the same problem with fitness for the CL Final as well unfortunately :(

Best of luck in your last season in Croatia.

19-09-12, 11:45 PM
Season 16 - Croatia - Cibilia

Won league and CHAMPIONS LEAGUE! :)



Squad at start of season is below



55 goals = 55 points

Total for challenge = 55+1000+700 = 1,755

1,755+9,545 = 11,300

Thank god that is over - hell of a slog - onto SPAIN!

21-09-12, 09:59 PM
Well done on conquering Croatia mate especially that CL win! Can't wait to see where you end up in Spain, may get back to this soon myself.

21-09-12, 10:07 PM
I have agreed to become manager of Granada! £13.5m transfer kitty tempted me!

21-09-12, 10:15 PM
All the best with them then mate!

24-09-12, 08:44 PM
Just realised I can't use Spanish players in Spain - I knew it was a while ago I read the rules of challenge!

Good job I have £13m then!

25-09-12, 10:47 AM
What a sad panda I am. At the end of my ninth season I resign after losing the Champions League on penalties with Larisa in Greece to have my worst fears confirmed. I cannot get a job in Africa. I had been monitoring for a couple of seasons as I knew this was coming up. Even African nations with named managers replaced them without it ever coming up on the job news.

Is there something I am missing like maximum database or do I just need to start afresh?

25-09-12, 11:51 AM
Think I changed my nationality or something to get African job as I had same bug

Am sure AMC can help

03-10-12, 08:29 PM
So after another break from the game (a check of my save suggests it was last loaded in early March) i'm back on board this challenge! Will update at the end of my current season (in Croatia) and will recap points etc.

04-10-12, 12:59 AM
Good man! I just done Croatia but have problems with Save game at the mo so can't crack on with Granada in Spain

04-10-12, 10:33 AM

So i'll do a brief run down on my career to date and points per season, all photos can be viewed http://s753.photobucket.com/albums/xx175/Optimus_Prime_JH/Roman%20General/

Season 1 = 2nd in league, runners up in CL = 600 + 900 = 1500 pts + 71 goals = 1571
Season 2 = Champions, CL quarter finalists = 700 pts + 63 goals = 763

Season 1 = 13th in league
Season 2 = 3rd in league = 500 pts + 57 goals = 557 pts
Season 3 = Champions and UEFA Cup winners = 700 pts + 78 goals = 778 pts
Season 4 = 2nd in league, CL runners up = 600 + 900 = 1500 pts + 69 goals = 1569 pts

(took over with 6 games to go, finished 12th from 14 in Greek league B)
Season 1 = Greek League B Champions
Season 2 = 3rd place in league = 500 pts + 54 goals = 554 pts
Season 3 = 2nd place in league and UEFA Cup semi finalists - Points don't count for this season (AMC)
Season 4 = Champions = 700 pts + 50 pts = 750 pts
Season 5 = Champions and CL winners = 700 + 1000 = 1700 pts + 57 goals = 1757 pts

Africa - Ivory Coast
Africa Cup of Nations = Winners and 13 goals scored = 713 pts

Total to date = 9012 pts

Now, my score may need clarification. I've counted the goals my team scored where I got points for my league position even if I haven't won the league. If someone can clarify this as to if goals scored counts only if you finish in 1st place then that would be great.

Ok, so Croatia. I was appointed at Rijeka, a struggling team who had been demoted in 2005 and were languishing towards the foot of the Croatian 2nd division. I had one game left in the season and we finished a lowly 12th. The next season we improved to finish 3rd and finally in my second full season we won promotion to the top tier.

I've just finished my first season in the top tier, where we placed a credible 9th. More to come!

04-10-12, 10:57 AM
Good stuff mate - all the best!

04-10-12, 12:36 PM
Can't really look at the moment as on my phone but the points has been explained a few times throughout the thread (must have been on the old site it was mentioned).

Great to see some activity on this, I'll definitely get back to it soon.

05-10-12, 01:53 PM
I am on the last lap with this challenge, retained the premiership, with 5 games to go, with Southampton, who I took over in the lower reaches of League One. Next up is the Champions League semi with Spurs. I have had an absolute blast with this over the last two or three weeks. I've seen part of the game I've not seen for ages and really enjoyed building up attachments to players you've found and nurtured through tough times in France/Greece/Croatia and then having to start again when they all retire.

Think its been 25 or 26 seasons of fun. My thanks to whoever thought it up.

10-10-12, 09:25 PM
I am on the last lap with this challenge, retained the premiership, with 5 games to go, with Southampton, who I took over in the lower reaches of League One. Next up is the Champions League semi with Spurs. I have had an absolute blast with this over the last two or three weeks. I've seen part of the game I've not seen for ages and really enjoyed building up attachments to players you've found and nurtured through tough times in France/Greece/Croatia and then having to start again when they all retire.

Think its been 25 or 26 seasons of fun. My thanks to whoever thought it up.

That would be Churky mate, great to hear you had fun, and don't forget to upload your screenies.

26-11-12, 11:31 PM
can't fucking access my saved game to this - proper pissed off! :(

am continuing to ask the guys in tech support for help but we've nearly exhausetd all options :(

27-11-12, 08:27 PM
Fuck sake hope you get it sorted mate.

01-02-13, 11:38 AM
Finished with the Ajax challenge so back on to this one :ok:

01-02-13, 09:56 PM
I still have my save game for this as well and will try and get it sorted after Saint challenge

20-05-13, 08:21 PM
League - Winners! Once again an indifferent start but we soon got in our stride and won it very comfortably in the end.


CL - Runners Up! No problems in the group stage before knocking out Lazio 2-0 on agg in the quarters. Rivals Barcelona met us in the semis and we tore them apart, going through to the final after the scored finished 6-1 over the two legs. Former club Roma were the opponents this time around where we met an inspired Gaetano Sartori in the Roma goal, while striker Santiago Oliva went up the other end to score the only goal of the game.


Spanish Cup - Winners! Beat Barcelona 1-0 with the winning goal coming in the 115th minute.

3 players already signed ahead of next season all on bosmans, two young defenders from Catania with the big signing that of Italian international forward Giulio Salvi from Man City who I expect to be a big player next season.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 64 pts
CL Runners Up - 900 pts

Total for season = 700 + 64 + 900 = 1,664 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 17,503 pts. + 1,664 pts = 19,167 pts.

Craig Forrest
21-05-13, 02:16 AM
I have to finish this... think I'm in Spain too

21-05-13, 07:43 AM
Was my thinking too mate!

21-05-13, 09:02 AM
I still have my save game where I just took over Granada manager in Spain but it doesn't load :(

21-05-13, 09:24 AM
Whilst updating, we rarely get to play a game so I've decided to have a crack at this with the March DB. Obviously it won't score anything but too interesting not to play

21-05-13, 12:12 PM
Best of luck Derm!

21-05-13, 02:57 PM
Cheers. Half way through season one and most of the squad cleared out. Decent centre halves are hard to come by so far.

Craig Forrest
27-06-13, 02:00 PM
Queen Teuta has indeed been causing problems in Illyria and it as fallen on me to deal with them and pacify the region as I have done in many other parts of the Empire so far.

I have arrived in Andautonia.... although the locals refer to it as something that sounds like "Zagreb" in their strange language.. I can barely understand the gibberish they speak here... hopefully I can entice some legionnaires from my previous areas of command to fortify the natives that I'm going to have to whip into shape. Hopefully I can recruit a handful of Romans and possibly some Gauls and Greeks to help with what could be many years of campaigning.

Luckily I had found a man who went by the name Churky who was able to speak Latin along with many of the local dialects so communication was much easier than I had anticipated.


Year one was a complete success. We only tasted defeat in 2 very minor battles and proved that Roman tactics and strategies work well even with a ragtag bunch of mostly uneducated locals.

The second year of the campaign began with new recruits arriving. In addition to the Croats (as the natives called themselves) I also managed to get 3 Greeks, 9 Gauls and 8 Roman to compliment the 15 locals I had chosen to be the core of my new legion.... and the legion did not disappoint. Not only did we destroy all local opposition and crush the pitiful rebellion being lead by Queen Teuta, but we also had a decent showing in the annual Tournament of Champions but we only made it as far as the quarter-finals.... still an impressive achievement for this group.

(Screenshots will be posted when I get home tonight :ok:)

I received orders that my third year would be the final one I had to spend in Illyria so I made sure that all traces of the rebellion were crushed. Again we entered the Tournament of Champions and again we were defeated in the quarter-finals.... but I'm proud of the legion and I leave it in good hands.

Now I'm being assigned to Hispaniola to ensure that it remains calm and peaceful.

Season 13 – NK Zagreb (Took over in March with 9 games left so not counting points)

League: 3rd
Champions League: N/A
League Goals: N/A
Total Points: 11,508 + 0 = 0

Season 14 – NK Zagreb (With foreign players)

League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: N/A
League Goals: 79 = 79 pts
Total Points: 11,508 + 779 = 12,287


Season 15 – NK Zagreb (Croat, Italian, Greek & French players only)

League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: Lost in Quarter-finals to Getafe = 0 pts
League Goals: 61 = 61 pts
Total Points: 12,287 + 761 = 13,048


Season 16 – NK Zagreb - Final Season (Croat, Italian, Greek & French players only)

League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: Lost in Quarter-finals to PAOK = 0 pts
League Goals: 62 = 62 pts
Total Points: 13,048 + 762 = 13,810


Craig Forrest
27-06-13, 02:09 PM
Alright I'm running out of time and patience and can't be bothered to write up any more of this challenge in the creative way I've been doing it... just too much shit going on at the moment in my life.

Got the Mallorca job in Spain... will post screenies when I get home...


Season 17 – RCD Mallorca - With Spaniards and others

League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: Lost in Semi-finals to Porto = 800 pts
League Goals: 69 = 69 pts
Total Points: 13,810 + 1,569 = 15,379


Season 18 – RCD Mallorca - (Italian, French, Greek & Croatian players only)

League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: Lost in Quarter-finals to Sampdoria = 0 pts
League Goals: 58 = 58 pts
Total Points: 15,379 + 758 = 16,137


Season 19 – RCD Mallorca - Final Season (Italian, French, Greek & Croatian players only)

League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: Knocked out at second group stage = 0 pts
League Goals: 54 = 54 pts
Total Points: 16,137 + 754 = 16,891


Then got the Bayern job in Germany.... they had just had a horrible season and had finished 3rd so they had fired their manager....


Season 20 – FC Bayern - with Germans and others

League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: Winner = 1000 pts
League Goals: 72 = 72 pts
Total Points: 16,891 + 1,772 = 18,663


Season 21 – FC Bayern - (Italian, French, Greek, Croats & Spanish players only)

League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: Winner = 1000 pts
League Goals: 69 = 69 pts
Total Points: 18,663 + 1,769 = 20,432


Season 22 – FC Bayern - Final Season (ITA, FRE, GRE, CRO & ESP players only)

League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: Winner = 1000 pts
League Goals: 80 = 80 pts
Total Points: 20,432 + 1,780 = 22,212


Now I`m off to Cardiff City to finish my last 3 seasons in England and finally complete this damn challenge :ok:


27-06-13, 02:22 PM
Good work mate defo need to get cracking again on this.

Best of luck with Cardiff!

Craig Forrest
29-06-13, 03:07 AM
Screenies added to my previous posts :ok:

08-08-13, 07:20 PM
Spain has been conquered once and for all.

League - Winners! Another comfortable league win with only 10 dropped points, and the two losses coming in the last two games.


CL - Quarter Finals! Damage done in the 1st leg as we lost 2-0 away in Moscow against Spartak with us going down to 10 men after just half hour. We won the return leg but only 1-0 as we threw everything at the Russians but it wasn't enough to progress. Spartak went on to lose the final to Galatasaray 1-0.

Spanish Cup - Winners! Beat Celta 1-0 in a final short on action.

So onto Germany and there are two vacant jobs currently, Bayern Munich and Hansa Rostock. I don't fancy Bayern Munich and Rostock have just been relegated to the 2nd division so I'll be waiting for something else to come up.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 84 pts

Total for season = 700 + 84 = 784 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 19,167 pts. + 784 pts = 19,951 pts.

Craig Forrest
08-08-13, 07:41 PM
I took the Bayern job... was easy... too easy....

08-08-13, 07:48 PM
Just had that with Real that's why I fancy something a bit more challenging. Saying that I never won the CL with Real but did with Kavala, Paris FC and Rijeka, go figure :D

08-08-13, 08:11 PM
That'll do nicely :)


Craig Forrest
12-01-14, 04:50 AM
Finally completed this challenge with my final 3 years in Engerland managing Cardiff

Season 23 – Cardiff City - with English and others

League: Winner – 700 pts
Champions League: N/A
League Goals: 76 = 76 pts
Total Points: 22,212 + 776 = 22,988


Season 24 – Cardiff City – (ITA, FRE, GRE, CRO, ESP & GER players only)


League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: Runner-up = 900 pts
League Goals: 72 = 72 pts
Total Points: 22,988 + 1,672 = 24,660



Season 25 – Cardiff – Final Season (ITA, FRE, GRE, CRO, ESP & GER players)


League: Winner - 700 pts
Champions League: Lost in quarter-finals
League Goals: 77 = 77 points
Total Points: 24,660 + 777 = 25,437


and now that's done.... but I'm going to keep this save going..... Chelsea just got relegated and they join Man Utd in Division One so I'm going to try and get the United job and return them to glory :D

12-01-14, 05:34 AM
Great stuff mate!

12-01-14, 10:59 AM
Congrats CF! :ok:

14-01-14, 02:25 PM
Congrats on even completing this challenge CF, not sure I have the motivation!

Craig Forrest
14-01-14, 03:10 PM
It's a great challenge but looooooooooooong...... although I've had so much fun I'm continuing it on my own terms now :D

18-02-14, 12:50 PM
Think I'm gonna get back on this horse!

Got as far as Spain before but then my saved game wouldn't load anymore

This is the only challenge I have NOT done so I need to do it! :typing:

Craig Forrest
21-02-14, 10:49 PM
i finished and Man Utd were mid-table division 1 and had just fired their manager so now I'm bringing them back to glory :D

24-02-14, 11:12 PM
Congrats on finishing this CF, it is a slog indeed!

Great to see you thinking of starting this up again red, I've jumped back on the horse as well, just finished my first season with Mainz now, will post an update when I get a chance.

24-02-14, 11:37 PM
Won league with foreigners easy with Roma

Brought in some stellar signings like Cheillini/Gago/D'Alessandro and randomly struggling a bit after a few games in season with ALL ITALIAN!

Have been drunk watching far too many sports over past few days over the UK but will get back on this in next few days!

25-02-14, 09:52 PM
First season down in Germany and here's how we got on.

League - Winners! Won rather easily, and with a 20 odd point lead with 10 games to go and no chance of slipping up, I decided to play the reserves in order to boost their rep to make it easier to sell them in the summer, which saw us stutter slightly, but it was never in doubt.


German Cup - Winners! No pts on offer so once again I fielded the reserves, allowing my first choice XI to focus on the league. The reserves didn't let me down beating Frankfurt in the final 1-0

I've managed to sell a fair few of the non-eligible players ahead of next season, and already have 18 Romans in the squad, so there won't be much wheeling and dealing to be done, and with £14m in the bank already before sales I should be able to attract some quality.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 65 pts

Total for season = 700 + 65 = 765 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 19,951 pts. + 765 pts = 20,716 pts

25-02-14, 11:43 PM
Good skills mate! Yeah - I'm adopting the reserves for cup but they are doing well for me too!
Top of league by about 5 points at Xmas time so should see off the league this season which will mean a change of country
Need to give the CL a good go as well though!

26-02-14, 02:11 AM
Im gonna start this again :llama:

26-02-14, 08:05 AM
Best of luck Foddy :ok:

27-02-14, 12:52 AM
Italy done!

2 League titles (1 with foreigners and 1 all Italian) = 1,400

League goals 90+100 = 190

2 CL semi's - Fucking Madrid! :( = 1,600

Total so far = 3,190

Screens below - off to France to look for a job!

http://s24.postimg.org/6t1c4tehx/Season_1_FOREIGNERS_CL_SEMI.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/cjriijmhx/Season_1_FOREIGNERS_LEAGUE_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/h87idqbol/Season_2_ALL_ITALIAN_SQUAD.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/frvzvl8rp/Season_2_ALL_ITALIAN_SQUAD1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/tj0gxsxph/Season_2_ALL_ITALIAN_CL_SEMI.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/dpvihcasl/Season_2_ALL_ITALIAN_LEAGUE_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

27-02-14, 01:11 AM
Lens will be the next club....................let the journey begin!

27-02-14, 11:37 AM
Gents - it's 2 years (with the authorised players) now at clubs isn't it? - e.g - I get rid of foreigners year 1, then year 2 (assuming I'm in top division) with all Italian players (for France part of challenge), then I have to stay another year and try and win CL in 3rd year?


What if you win CL in 2nd year? Still have to do 3rd year?

27-02-14, 12:33 PM
Great work so far Redders.

Losing on away goals to Real though, ouch!

27-02-14, 02:01 PM
it reads like you have to stay one more year after winning the league with required players. doesnt matter if you win the cl or not.

Craig Forrest
27-02-14, 04:21 PM
Gents - it's 2 years (with the authorised players) now at clubs isn't it? - e.g - I get rid of foreigners year 1, then year 2 (assuming I'm in top division) with all Italian players (for France part of challenge), then I have to stay another year and try and win CL in 3rd year?


What if you win CL in 2nd year? Still have to do 3rd year?

yup..... 3 years minimum

27-02-14, 08:40 PM
3 point scoring years at each club accept Roma.

1st year: First season in top league with foreigners

2nd year: Season you win the top flight with the eligible players

3rd year: Season after the 2nd year.

CL's don't matter, I didn't win it at Real Madrid, although I managed it with Paris FC, Kavala and Rijeka :D

28-02-14, 02:11 AM
Great work so far Redders.

Losing on away goals to Real though, ouch!

Lost twice in the semis to the fuckers Bob :(

05-03-14, 11:01 PM
French League won by a mile with foriegners - all Italian team for next season to try and win League and will have a go at CL as well!

Will do all screenies when finshed in France

06-03-14, 08:51 AM
Gd work Red :ok:

13-03-14, 12:13 AM
Season 2 in France - not often you see Man City and Barca not qualifying!

http://s27.postimg.org/4am2h1c1v/quals.png (http://postimage.org/)

Craig Forrest
13-03-14, 12:29 AM
Well when they're up against powerhouse teams like Catania and Lens it's understandable

13-03-14, 09:18 PM
Can I take a national job if one comes up? Will just relieve the senses as its a long challenge!

(this would be before or after taking African job by the way)

15-03-14, 08:44 PM
France done!

3 League titles (1 with foreigners and 2 all Italian) = 2,100

League goals 97+102+96 = 295

2 CL WINNERS - WOW! = 2,000

Total for France = 4,395

Total for challenge so far = 7,585

Screens below - off to Greece to look for a job!

http://s29.postimg.org/juiscymfr/FRANCE_FOREIGNERS_SEASON_1_LEAGUE_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/8m528jpjr/FRANCE_SEASON_2_ALL_ITALIAN_CL_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/rlzibiql3/FRANCE_SEASON_2_ALL_ITALIAN_LEAGUE_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/ntl1swhef/FRANCE_SEASON_2_ALL_ITALIAN_SQUAD.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/41ivtm5uf/FRANCE_SEASON_2_ALL_ITALIAN_SQUAD1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/k8p69ocuv/FRANCE_SEASON_3_ALL_ITALIAN_SQUAD.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/3jnqdrg9j/FRANCE_SEASON_3_ALL_ITALIAN_SQUAD1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/ub3ycerrr/FRANCE_SEASON_3_CL_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/lhd1vb4t3/FRANCE_SEASON_3_LEAGUE_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

16-03-14, 08:42 PM
after a few quiet months a "war-chest" offer awaits me for a team in relegation battle but with a BIG name and BIG expectations considering they are near bottom of table!..................

http://s28.postimg.org/s94apxaf1/greece.png (http://postimage.org/)

19-03-14, 10:03 AM
I started this and trying to understand the pointing system.

AMC counted the goals in league with foreigners in his first season in Roma and the season where he won the league with Paris FC with foreigners but Craig didnt.

Do we score anything for the years before becoming the champion of the league?

Can we keep the foreigners after season one? (seems CF did with Rennes for 4 seasons.)

Just some starters :D

19-03-14, 01:34 PM
Good work Redders, Olympiakos is a great offer!

Keep plugging away!

19-03-14, 03:09 PM
I started this and trying to understand the pointing system.

AMC counted the goals in league with foreigners in his first season in Roma and the season where he won the league with Paris FC with foreigners but Craig didnt.

Do we score anything for the years before becoming the champion of the league?

Can we keep the foreigners after season one? (seems CF did with Rennes for 4 seasons.)

Just some starters :D

I am counting league goals from EVERY season

I believe you score points for EVERY year

I am working under the rule that NO FOREIGNERS are allowed after season 1. However, it might be that you can have foreigners for as long as you want but the league win (which then means you have acheived the "target" in that country) is not valid until you have got rid of foreigners and have an ALL ITALIAN team (or ALL ITAILAN and FRENCH etc etc)

After you have won the league with ALL ITALIAN (or other eligibel national players) then you need to stay for an extra year to try and win Champions League

But I am just getting rid of all foreigners in my first year as I want to try and complete challenge quicker

I'm sure CF or AMC will clarify!

Good Luck!

Craig Forrest
19-03-14, 03:25 PM
I started this and trying to understand the pointing system.

AMC counted the goals in league with foreigners in his first season in Roma and the season where he won the league with Paris FC with foreigners but Craig didnt.

Yes I did.

Do we score anything for the years before becoming the champion of the league?

I counted nothing until my first season in the top league. Then I counted season 1 with the wrong nationality players, season 2 with the proper nationality players, and season 3 after I won the league.

Can we keep the foreigners after season one? (seems CF did with Rennes for 4 seasons.)

My first season with Rennes was in Division 2. 2nd season was in top division so that was my first scoring season with the wrong nationalty players, 3rd season was 2nd in top division and I had gotten the players with the proper nationalities.

Just some starters :D

to clarify:

1. Your first season that you can score points in (after you leave italy) is your first season in the top league. You are allowed to have players of the wrong nationality in your team
2. The second season in the top division, you must have gotten rid of all the players of the wrong nationalities and only have the specified nationalities. If you win the league this year, you score points. If you do not win the league this year then you get nothing and must continue to play with the same natioanlities in your squad until you do. The year you win the league is your second scoring year.
3. Your third scoring year is the season immediately after you win the league. You must still have the specified nationalities in your squad.
4. Then you move to a new country.

Craig Forrest
19-03-14, 03:28 PM
Keep in mind that this isn't Nationals Only..... you have to only have players of specified nationalities in your team so I hope that's what you mean by "getting rid of foreigners"

example: When you are in Spain, you may only use Italian, French, Greek, and Croatian players after the first season in the top league.

Craig Forrest
19-03-14, 03:37 PM
Can I take a national job if one comes up? Will just relieve the senses as its a long challenge!

(this would be before or after taking African job by the way)


at least I didn't..... didn't want to mess around with the rules

19-03-14, 05:36 PM
1- ok got it. Cheers

2. "I counted nothing until my first season in the top league. Then I counted season 1 with the wrong nationality players, season 2 with the proper nationality players, and season 3 after I won the league." this makes sense :ok:

3- so you can keep scoring the scored goals score if you have the required nationalities but dont win the league? (dirty mind :D)

it seems better to start in a lower division to have time to get the required players in the team.

Craig Forrest
19-03-14, 08:03 PM
no.... you only get points for goals scored in the 3 seasons that get you points

20-03-14, 02:56 AM
All understood from my end as well and I've been scoring correctly I think :)

22-03-14, 02:33 PM
Season 1 finished, didnt have to pay to send a player away. Mostly exchanged players with milan :ok:

22-03-14, 03:52 PM
2nd season in Greece and won league easily - into Quarters of CL vs my old club..........................Lens!

24-03-14, 09:52 PM
And the fuckers beat me :(

Season 3 looms in France!

26-03-14, 05:31 PM
Greece done!

3 League titles (1 with nationals and 2 all Italian/French) = 2,100

League goals 55+61+64 = 180

1 CL WINNERS! = 1,000

Total for Greece = 3,280

Total for challenge so far = 10,865

Screens below - off to AFRICA to look for a National job!

http://s1.postimg.org/ymgt0a2lb/GREECE_Season_1_Foriegners_League_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s1.postimg.org/ob4g7mavz/GREECE_Season_2_FRENCH_ITALIAN_League_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s1.postimg.org/5zdsqh28v/GREECE_Season_2_FRENCH_ITALIAN_Squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s1.postimg.org/7fpb8m55r/GREECE_Season_2_FRENCH_ITALIAN_Squad1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s1.postimg.org/54r94fue7/GREECE_Season_3_FRENCH_ITALIAN_Champions_Lea.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s1.postimg.org/8knyrqh0f/GREECE_Season_3_FRENCH_ITALIAN_League_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s1.postimg.org/hzz8r79nj/GREECE_Season_3_FRENCH_ITALIAN_Squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s1.postimg.org/4n0p2bu73/GREECE_Season_3_FRENCH_ITALIAN_Squad1.png (http://postimage.org/)

26-03-14, 05:48 PM
no African National job yet but getting some nice club offers! £115m! :shocked: :eek:

http://s16.postimg.org/q7975k1ol/Milan.png (http://postimage.org/)

26-03-14, 07:18 PM
Senegal first job to come up - and I'm successful :)

26-03-14, 07:28 PM
finished 2nd season. Won the league and CL :target:

27-03-14, 01:39 AM
African Nations - DONE!

Decent little squad Senegal had - smashed friendlies and group stage of African Nations - knockout stage was a little harder

I often wonder why teams take 3 keepers to tournaments - I should have known better - by game 1 I only had 1 keeper due to injury!

Final - went to extra time!

700 points for winning it and 16 goals = 716

Total for Challenge = 11,581

Screens below!

Off to Croatia looking for work............3 D1 clubs free at the mo - all towards bottom of table

http://s27.postimg.org/ur8627b4z/SENEGAL_Keeper.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/n11dx28tf/SENEGAL_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/6bzy15c83/SENEGAL_Goals.png (http://postimage.org/)

27-03-14, 01:46 AM
Well - job comes in with Vinogradar - £14.5m transfer kitty they are willing to give me as well! - Get in there!

Shame they haven't got a home ground! - Play all "home" games at a "neutral" ground - WTF?!

27-03-14, 01:19 PM
got this Croatian job (first division) in March

If I get rid of all players I should NOT have by end of season - does the next season count as my one that I start scoring points on with correct players? (and this 1st season I do NOT get points for?)

Craig Forrest
27-03-14, 01:58 PM
I took over my croatian side in March with 9 games left and didn't count it at all.... I counted my next season as my first with the wrong players, then the following season as my first with the proper players.... make sense?

27-03-14, 02:50 PM
But I have got rid of wrong players straight away before 2nd season?

Craig Forrest
27-03-14, 02:52 PM
so then you'll only count the goals your team scored since you took over with 9 games to go? 9 games is not really a full season.... and you really shouldn't count points before you took over.....

27-03-14, 02:54 PM
That's ok. I'll just count points from next year - and if I win the league then the year after (which will mean me going for CL as only in UEFA in season 2)

Sound ok?

Craig Forrest
27-03-14, 03:14 PM

season 1 wil be the last 9 games or so with the wrong players
season 2 will be the next season with all the proper players, and
season 3 will be your final year with the proper players?

and you'll only count points for seasons 2 and 3?

27-03-14, 03:24 PM

season 1 wil be the last 9 games or so with the wrong players
season 2 will be the next season with all the proper players, and
season 3 will be your final year with the proper players?

and you'll only count points for seasons 2 and 3?


27-03-14, 04:27 PM
rules post says:

"-If you get a new job before Christmas, it counts as your first season. If you get it after Christmas, the next season counts as your first at the club "

a bit religious if you ask me :D

Craig Forrest
27-03-14, 04:34 PM
Good catch Merk....

Redders - seems like your season beginning in March doesn't count as season 1.... so your second season is season 1 regardless of whether or not you have gotten all the proper nationality players :ok:

27-03-14, 04:45 PM
righto - cheers for clarifying - 3 fucking years in Croatia then :(

Beautiful place tho - one of my favourite travelling holidays :)

04-04-14, 04:43 PM
My days at Rome came to an end. (With a needless year spent :doh:)

Season 1:

I forgot to take a pic of the league table but you can see my goals and final position here:


This means a 700 points for league and 98 for goals, total 798

Champions League Runner-up:


Points: 798+900=1698

Season 2:

No foreigners:


and the date check:


League winners with 106 goals:


Champions League winners:


Points: 700+106+1000= 1806

Total: 1806+1698= 3504

Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 04:52 PM
you're only supposed to do 2 seasons with Roma, then move... minimum 3 with everyone else

04-04-14, 06:50 PM
Well done Merk!

I may have this game on hold now while doing the new challenges :)

09-04-14, 02:36 PM
Merk, what's the font you're using?

09-04-14, 05:04 PM
Prototype - must be in one of the packs

10-04-14, 11:46 AM
Great activity on this lads, I'll hopefully have my first season with the eligible players in Germany up tomorrow.

11-04-14, 10:40 PM
Another season down in Germany and here's how we got on.

League - Winners! We achieved ten more points than last season, recording 82 from our 34 games, and we also managed 9 more goals as we finished 18 pts ahead of 2nd placed Leverkusen.

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o485/mf0u403e/LeagueTable.jpg (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/mf0u403e/media/LeagueTable.jpg.html)

Champions League - Quarter Finals. We were lucky to make it through the 2nd group stage after losing 3 of our opening 4 games, but we managed to sneak 2nd place with wins in our final two games. CSKA would be our opponent, and after twice taking the lead at home, we had to settle for a 2-2 draw in the home leg. To Russia, and having not one but two players sent off we were never going to get the result we needed, but a 0-0 scoreline was a brave performance from the 9 players left on the field, and for a moment it made me believe we may just nick it!

German Cup - 2nd Round. No pts on offer so once again I fielded the reserves, made it past Sandhausen 3-1 away in the first round before coming unstuck 2-1 away at Dortmund in the next round. Still it allowed my small squad to concentrate on more important things.

German League Cup - Winners! No points on offer again, but wins over Hoffenheim and St. Pauli gave us some early season silverware.

To next season and I really could do with boosting the numbers in the squad, especially up front, but despite £35m in the bank, and £21m for transfers, finding real quality is not as easy as you'd expect. After missing out on the CL with my last club Real Madrid, it'd be nice to leave Germany with the CL under my belt as well.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 74 pts

Total for season = 700 + 74 = 774 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 20,716 pts. + 774 pts = 21,490 pts

11-04-14, 11:13 PM
Nice to see you back in the game AMC!

Good luck for Final year and CL in Germany!

21-04-14, 09:41 AM
Won the UEFA cup in 2.Div :clap:

03-05-14, 07:23 PM
First season in French Div1:


1st: 700
Goals: 102

Total: 802
Pre: 3504

To-total: 4306

07-05-14, 03:15 PM
Congrats on the league win mate, and plenty of goals too!

12-06-14, 12:12 PM
Finished Season 2 :ok: pics soon

22-07-14, 08:09 PM
I slacked this.



700 for league, 104 for goals, 1000 for CL = 1804 points

all italian:


4306 + 1804 = 6110 points

22-07-14, 10:44 PM
wowzers! :shocked: congrats! :clap:

Craig Forrest
23-07-14, 05:24 AM
good job.... for a Turk... ;)

man i miss insulting you in the chatbox... it's just not the same in a thread....

17-08-14, 09:04 PM
Long but great challenge this. I can't seem to find the 2010 update. Do anyone know where to find it?

Edit: Found it, sorry for the bother.:redface:

17-08-14, 11:42 PM
Good luck Taunton!

05-09-14, 07:28 PM
am getting back on this horse...........Currently in Croatia with Vinogradar

1st season and won league and in UEFA final and Croatian Cup Final. Been a long time since I played this so need to check out my squad again :lol:

But this season doesn't count winning league so no points this season anyway

Craig Forrest
05-09-14, 07:40 PM
I fucking hated Croatia..... couldn't get out of that league fast enough

05-09-14, 08:28 PM

Just realised I have rather old Chiellini, De Rossi, Nasri, Lavezzi, Diame in my squad :dance: :rockon:

06-09-14, 07:00 PM
Well done Merk, good to see you back on this Red and enjoy the challenge Taunton!

Need to get back on this myself, in my second season in Germany now so only got England to do after this.

07-09-14, 12:43 AM
Jeez - Croatia is a ball ache - FGN limit is a killer - Croatian players for league - then a whole new team of FGN for Euro comp

Spending my time changing teams from game to game! :sleep:

11-09-14, 08:23 AM
Croatia - Season 1 with eligible players - Vinogradar

League WINNERS - 700
League goals - 94
Champions League WINNERS - 1,000
Cup WINNERS - 0 points :cry:

1,794 points

Total for Challenge = 13,375

Croatia is a right ball ache with the 4 FGN rule but you can onlky have 15 Croatians - which usually means the bench is very sparse for league games!

CL - I just played all my FGN players so Croatians would be fit for League


Then my old club LENS tried to get me back in the hotseat with a big warchest - I duly declined!

Screenies below - aim has been achieved so will try and retail CL next season!

http://s13.postimg.org/nd4uyennb/CROATIA_Season_1_15_Croatians_and_5_Italians.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s13.postimg.org/9xmfmp4jb/CROATIA_Season_1_15_Croatians_and_5_Italians.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s13.postimg.org/act41z12v/CROATIA_Season_1_CL_winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s13.postimg.org/53y343inr/CROATIA_Season_1_Cup_winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s13.postimg.org/79sdylm47/CROATIA_Season_1_League_winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s13.postimg.org/4pwr4hyk7/CROATIA_Season_1_Lens.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s13.postimg.org/56hyqxmbb/CROATIA_Season_1_World_Champs.png (http://postimage.org/)

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11-09-14, 11:22 AM
Well done red! Never heard of Vinogradar before.

I am on a break on this. Enjoying the story :ok:

16-09-14, 03:00 AM
Croatia - Season 2 with eligible players - Vinogradar

League WINNERS - 700
League goals - 81
Champions League WINNERS - 1,000
Cup WINNERS - 0 points

1,781 points

Total for Challenge = 15,156

Smashed it once again - same tactics as last year. Croatians in league and FGN players in Champ League. Nearly went out in Quarters in Champ League as well (see screenie below)

Screenies below - off to Spain to look for a job - only took me 2 years to finally get an offer! - VILLAREAL

http://s28.postimg.org/m4rooi65p/CROATIA_Season_2_15_Croatians_and_5_Italians.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s28.postimg.org/692ul7fl9/CROATIA_Season_2_15_Croatians_and_5_Italians.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s28.postimg.org/3wzg1csdp/CROATIA_Season_2_CL_Winner.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s28.postimg.org/tysa9wdyl/CROATIA_Season_2_Cup_Winner.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s28.postimg.org/y5d4p8dkd/CROATIA_Season_2_Cup_Winner1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s28.postimg.org/ic868rqnh/CROATIA_Season_2_League_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s28.postimg.org/6059va2st/CROATIA_Season_2_Quarter.png (http://postimage.org/)

16-09-14, 11:43 AM
Well done again! Getting past Palermo with penalties is good. I usually loose on pens. Atar means "He scores" in Turkish, sad he doesn't know it :lol:

2 years!! Well at least a good team. Come on Yellow Submarines!

20-09-14, 01:36 PM
Great stuff Red, I'm not drinking till after my half marathon in 3 wks time, so my aim is to spend my weekends getting this finished by then!

22-09-14, 11:39 PM
Last season in Germany done and landed a job in England :ok: Write up tomorrow night.

23-09-14, 09:31 PM
So final season in Germany done and this is how we got on.

League - Winners! Ten less points than last season, and 13 less goals, but won easier than it looks as the last 5 games were played by the reserves who made it clear why they were backups.


Champions League - Winners! My first CL in six years since leaving Rijeka, and after missing out on it with Real Madrid I was desperate to win it in my last season with Mainz. The final itself was an absolute snoozefest as after 120 mins the score read Dinamo Zagreb 0 Mainz 0, but fortunately for us the lottery of penalties went our way and hand us the trophy.


German Cup - Winners! No points on offer, but the reserves were good enough to win the trophy, beating Offenbach 2-1 in the final.
German League Cup - Winners! The clean sweep was complete with wins over Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich.

As mentioned I've already landed my final job, and that is with Championship champions Leeds Utd, but how they won it is beyond me as not one player is Championship standard never mind Premier League class and on my arrival I've transfer listed about 95% of the squad! The summer is going to see some transfer activity that's for sure!

Points this season

Champions League - 1,000 pts
League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 61 pts

Total for season = 1,000 + 700 + 61 = 1,761 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 21,490 pts + 1,761 pts = 23,251 pts

24-09-14, 12:38 PM
Great stuff AMC

A nice club to finish the challenge on as well!

Season 1 with Villareal with me is going smoothly and top of league after xmas. No Europe so have now built squad for correct nationalities next year

28-09-14, 04:28 PM
Spain - Season 1 (with ineligible players)

Won league and cup and all ineligible players have been sold - ready to go for season 2!

http://s15.postimg.org/h9f40kpzf/Spain_Season_1_Cup_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s15.postimg.org/r802n1zez/Spain_Season_1_League_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

28-09-14, 06:46 PM
Haven't got the happiest squad tho

2 of my young midfield starlets want to leave and I'm not selling - cue the rest of the team pissed off with them! :lol: :pound:

http://s11.postimg.org/yhr0hu8ar/unhappy.png (http://postimage.org/)

28-09-14, 07:44 PM
Brave call that mate, I'd just get rid of them and sign some replacements. Congrats on the first season with Villarreal.

29-09-14, 02:42 AM
League is very tight halfway through season 2
Making good progress in CL

None of these Italians like Spain. Having a nightmare with an unhappy squad!

29-09-14, 07:45 AM
Wait till ya have Spaniards in Germany!

30-09-14, 12:00 AM
Just entered the new year and 3 points behind in 2nd! :shocked:

Not quite sure whats not clicking - maybe CL is taking it out of us

Have just bought in Skokic who did me so well at Vinogradar - get some more creativity in Central Midfield!

30-09-14, 12:40 AM
funny 'ol game

next 3 fixtures have been wins to the tune of 2-0, 6-1 and 4-0 :lol:

Back to top of league by 2 points

01-10-14, 01:58 AM
League in the bag - been on a super run and 2 deadline day signings bolstered midfield. 1 of them Skokic from my old club Vinogradar
But he's now injured for rest of season

Think I'm still in cup for what it's worth

CL quarter - squeaked through 2-1 v my old team Vinogrador. 1-0 win at home and 1-1 away draw

Not sure who I have in semi but can rest players for that now as League is done and dusted

02-10-14, 12:40 AM
Spain - Season 1 with correct players

League WINNERS - 700
League goals - 95
Champions League WINNERS - 1,000 (last minute goal!) :lol: :) :dance:
Cup Lost to Atletico Madrid in 2nd round- 0 points

1,795 points

Total for Challenge = 16,951

http://s27.postimg.org/ietzcphrn/Spain_Season_2_CL_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/komp17g37/Spain_Season_2_CL_WINNERS1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/m2ebwifcj/Spain_Season_2_league_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/br1z3unn7/Spain_Season_2_Squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/t32bpah4j/Spain_Season_2_Squad1.png (http://postimage.org/)

02-10-14, 03:42 PM
A goal worth 1000 points!

02-10-14, 06:40 PM
Great stuff, need to play my first season with Leeds soon!

04-10-14, 10:36 AM
Easy Easy Easy.................

Spain - Season 2 with correct players

League WINNERS - 700
League goals - 106
Champions League WINNERS - 1,000 (2 men sent off and we still batter them!) :lol: :first: :dance:
Cup WINNERS - 0 points

1,806 points

Total for Challenge = 18,757

Time to find a job in Germany!

http://s30.postimg.org/wnyc0qnup/Spain_Season_3_CL_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s30.postimg.org/q01qe54ch/Spain_Season_3_Cup_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s30.postimg.org/sqb2bc11d/Spain_Season_3_League_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s30.postimg.org/chuu1us75/Spain_Season_3_Squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s30.postimg.org/q2lm0z801/Spain_Season_3_Squad1.png (http://postimage.org/)

04-10-14, 11:06 AM
Awesome mate, best of luck finding a job.

04-10-14, 12:12 PM
Went for plenty of 1st division jobs but no luck - so took up a job with a club I have never heard of


SSV Ulm 1846

:rockon: :lol:

04-10-14, 06:12 PM
Ulm FTW!

09-10-14, 11:38 PM
Smashed promotion by 20+ points with ULM

Not sure how this season in top flight will go - not the best quality squad but got a pimpn' striker!

13-10-14, 12:16 AM
Germany - Season 2 - with correct players

League WINNERS - 700
League goals - 86
Champions League/Europa League - N/A - No European footie this season
Cup progress - Lost 2-1 to Union Berlin in 3rd round

786 points

Total for Challenge = 19,543

Ended up winning league easily (it was that easy Bayern Munich got relegated!) :lol: but haven't got the biggest or best quality squad to win CL - need a summer of wheeling and dealing........

http://s22.postimg.org/g2h793hyp/Germany_Season_1_League_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s22.postimg.org/55fvkbv75/Germany_Season_1_squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s22.postimg.org/3p4d26sa9/Germany_Season_1_squad1.png (http://postimage.org/)

13-10-14, 08:35 AM
Well done on the league win mate, best of luck with improving the squad.

13-10-14, 09:33 AM
Bayern relegated :eek: havent seen that before!

15-10-14, 12:52 AM
Looks like I can go full out at the CL then as the board don't have much confidence in me :pound:

http://s2.postimg.org/k5t4vo03t/aaa.png (http://postimage.org/)

17-10-14, 01:46 AM
Germany - Season 3 - with correct players

League WINNERS - 700
League goals - 67
Champions League - 0 - Out in 2nd group stage on fucking goal difference. GUTTED :frusty: :cry:
Cup progress - Bowed out in early stages

767 points

Total for Challenge = 20,310

Devastated in not bringing the CL home and we had a terrible start in 2nd group stage with a loss and a draw - we came back into it and were going through in last game v Villa when we had a man sent off in last 10 mins then the fuckers equalised in last couple of minutes - WANKERS!

Off to England I go for the last leg - I get offered a Welsh job with Wrexham but turn it down and then get a plumb job with Charlton who have just been promoted to prem and a war chest to spend!

Board not putting me under any pressure either :)

http://s8.postimg.org/61wktxqlh/Germany_League_winner.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s8.postimg.org/brcte8wrp/Germany_Season_2_CL_group_stage.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s8.postimg.org/ju6ebtrz9/Germany_Season_2_squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s8.postimg.org/yhby78fz9/Germany_Season_2_squad1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s8.postimg.org/u9h5yhejp/England_Job.png (http://postimage.org/)

17-10-14, 05:03 PM
Good jump :ok: How much is in the chest?

18-10-14, 01:22 AM

Already picked up some ex-players that did well for me before :)

This might take a back seat tho if update out this wknd!

19-10-14, 05:01 PM
Good work Red, the end is in sight now!

09-11-14, 02:12 PM
League - Winners! But only just! By New Years' it was already a two horse race between us and Spurs, and when we drew at White Hart Lane with 3 games left I thought the title was ours, but then we inexplicably lost at home to Swindon, but luckily Spurs drew their next two games both at home to Fulham and Liverpool, and a 3-0 away win at Newcastle on the last day gave us the title!


FA Cup - Winners! No points on offer, but the reserves managed to beat Everton 1-0 in the final to lift the trophy, and they also managed a fantastic 4-0 win in the semis over Tottenham.

League Cup - 3rd Round. The reserves managed to overcome Wolves 1-0 in the 2nd round, but then went down 2-1 at home to Championship side Southend Utd.

Over the course of the season I brought in a massive 24 players for a combined £26m ahead of my restriction next season, while 36 players left the club for £8m, although most where youth players released on a free. Still quite a bit to do to the squad both in depth and quality but thanks to prize money, TV money, Season Ticket sales and CL football I should have a fair kitty to play with in the summer.

Points this season

League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 72 pts

Total for season = 700 + 72 = 772 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 23,251 pts + 772 pts = 24,023 pts

09-11-14, 08:37 PM
Top stuff mate!

09-11-14, 08:41 PM
Cheers mate, really need to get this done but I've said that a few times now :D

11-11-14, 02:06 AM
Decent start in England but Man U give a good challenge

Got rid of most ineligible players so ready to roll for season 2!

http://s10.postimg.org/3k3x0rbsp/England_Season_1_League_winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s10.postimg.org/cgep4p2ex/England_Season_1_League_winners1.png (http://postimage.org/)

11-11-14, 08:16 PM
Good work mate, looks like you were in a two horse race like myself. Utd got relegated in my season though :D

15-11-14, 01:13 AM
England - Season 2 - with correct players

League WINNERS - 700
League goals - 95
Champions League - 800 - Out in Semi Final on away goals. GUTTED
League Cup - Lost in QF to Man Utd
FA Cup - WINNER - Smashed Chelsea 4-0 in final!

1595 points

Total for Challenge = 21,905

League won so my last season on this challenge - can I win the CL?! (and retain title!)

http://s10.postimg.org/5xn8e8zzt/England_Season_2_CL_semi.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s10.postimg.org/6w3lgjdbt/England_Season_2_FA_Cup_win.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s10.postimg.org/83hj8r3g9/England_Season_2_League_winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s10.postimg.org/8dp1s3i2h/England_Season_2_Squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s10.postimg.org/vqn3aly61/England_Season_2_Squad1.png (http://postimage.org/)

15-11-14, 09:36 AM
Top effort Redders. This challenge must feel like a surrogate child you've been going so long!

Best of luck in final season.

15-11-14, 09:43 AM
Good work Red, let's hope you can finish with the league and CL!

18-11-14, 01:11 AM
England - Season 3 - with correct players

League WINNERS - 700 (easy and went unbeaten!) - Invinclibles :cheer: :first:

League goals - 105

Champions League - 0 - Lost in QF to Milan. We win 1st leg AWAY 2-0. Should be a routine passage through but somehow our keeper had a fucking 'mare and an inspired hat trick from Milan striker. Shocking performance from us and we lose 3-0 at home to go out 3-2. Fucking embarrassing as we BOSSED the entire season domestically and in Europe - but 1 bad game cost us everything :frusty: :cry: :frusty: :cry:

League Cup - WINNERS

FA Cup - Lost on pens in final! Stupidly played my full team the game before for a pointless league game when league was won. Ended up playing reserves/kids and couldn't quite win the cup for us :cry:

805 points

Total for Entire Challenge = 22,710

Thoroughly enjoyed this, getting some big teams but loved not getting a job in some countries and having to build and mould a team through the divisions. Got quite a bit of early success in CL and cant believe I didn't end up winning it in 2 season in England :lol: Superb challenge - hell of a slog but muchly enjoyed! Cheers Challenge Team! :tea:

http://s23.postimg.org/4xmwz12bf/England_Season_3_CL_QF.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s23.postimg.org/b7i6m11q3/England_Season_3_Cup_RU.png (http://postimage.org/)

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http://s23.postimg.org/iyywkl5vf/England_Season_3_Squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s23.postimg.org/nnewfrv23/England_Season_3_Squad1.png (http://postimage.org/)

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18-11-14, 08:59 AM
Outstanding stuff mate, hard luck about the Champions League, my record has been funny with it as well, couldn't win it with Real Madrid but could with Paris FC 2000. Kavala, Rijeka and Mainz, go figure! Hopefully I can win at least one with Leeds.

Just seen that's you done with all the challenges now, that's unbelievable! We'll get some up shortly for ya mate, can't have you playing a normal save :D

18-11-14, 10:10 AM
:hail: Redder!

Well done champ :ok:

18-11-14, 11:04 AM
Fantastic effort Redders!

All the challenges! :shocked: :hail: :clap:

23-11-14, 03:05 PM
League - Winners! A lot easier than last year too! We were a good 10 pts clear at New Year and really kicked on in the second half of the year, with our only league defeat coming away at Chelsea 1-0 back at the end of November. With the league wrapped up with a few games to spare, the reserves where given some game time as the first teamers concentrated on European affairs.


Champions League - Winners! Despite being reduced to 10 men after 28 mins of the Final, we still managed to triumph 2-0 over CSKA Moscow.


FA Cup - Winners! No points on offer, but the reserves completed the treble with a tough 1-0 over League One side Southampton in the Final.

League Cup - 4th Round. The reserves went down on pens away at Plymouth after it ended 0-0 after 120 mins.

£41m was spent on players over the season, with 11 new faces, the biggest of which was the £14m paid to Chelsea for midfielder Gianni Cazzaniga who replaced last years player of the year Lorenzo Bonetto who got unhappy after I turned down a bid for him, but was eventually sold to Arsenal for £12m to bring harmony back to the squad. The remaining 15 players leaving the squad were the ineligible English players, most of which who left on a free but I did raise another £6.5m with a couple of sales. There's £36m in the bank as it stands, with £19.5m available for transfers and I've already got my eye on a couple of players who should go straight into the side and kick us on even more in my final season of this challenge.

Points this season

Champions League - 1,000 pts
League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 79 pts

Total for season = 1,000 + 700 + 79 = 1,779 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 24,023 pts + 1,779 pts = 25,802 pts

24-11-14, 12:24 AM
Superb treble there!

Last season all out to amass more points - looks like you might be up the top of the points table for this challenge!

30-11-14, 06:16 PM
Finally I'll be top of a table :lol:

Craig Forrest
04-12-14, 03:49 PM
You cunt.... you're going to beat my score.....

04-12-14, 10:31 PM

22-04-15, 05:07 PM
I have a question, on every team I'm hired i sell every players non allowed in the first season. so if i win the league I need to stay only another year or other two anyway?
Sorry for my english if I'm wrong

22-04-15, 05:09 PM
Sorry I'm new and I don't know if the challenge is already valid:confused:

Craig Forrest
22-04-15, 05:27 PM
minimum of 3 seasons with each club

1st to get rid of foreign players
2nd to win with the proper players
3rd to try and win the Champions League

22-04-15, 05:35 PM
Doh! :doh: I'm too on in the challenge; african part so i'm gonna finish the challenge on my way. Bay the way If you want I can post my screenshot :eyebrows:

22-04-15, 05:38 PM
You cunt.... you're going to beat my score.....


Really need to finish my last season if I'm gonna beat CF's score :D

Craig Forrest
22-04-15, 05:41 PM
I hope your save is corrupt :D

09-06-15, 06:53 PM
I hope your save is corrupt :D

No such luck mate, I'm back and the challenge has been completed!

To be continued :D

12-07-15, 06:23 PM
I think that's enough suspense then :D

League - Winners! Pretty easy once again, and as usual with league wrapped up with a few games to spare, the reserves where given some game time as the first teamers concentrated on European affairs.


Champions League - Winners! Once again one of our full backs decided to get sent off in the first half, but we managed to squeeze out a 1-0 win.


FA Cup - Semi Finals. No points on offer, and the reserves went down 3-1 to Sunderland in the last four, with the keeper sent off after just 18 mins.

League Cup - 4th Round. The reserves went out to another North East side as Newcastle beat us 1-0 at Elland Road.

With plenty of depth in the squad I concentrated on quality as 7 players joined for a combined £52m (well the last one was a £240k panic buy in January when we had an injury crisis with 8 midfielders out and not one recognised winger!), and striker Imanol Gonzalez Gonzalez was the pick of them despite being 30 (31 at season end) he knocked in 28 goals from 43 games to justify his £13 transfer fee.

Points this season

Champions League - 1,000 pts
League Title - 700 pts
League Goals - 66 pts

Total for season = 1,000 + 700 + 66 = 1,766 pts

Total points on challenge so far = 25,802 pts + 1,766 pts = 27,568 pts

13-07-15, 12:05 AM
Well done for finally completing it mate :clap:

13-07-15, 07:37 AM
Cheers mate, only took around 4 years I reckon seeing I started it on the old forum!

13-07-15, 09:09 PM
:pound: :rofl:

31-07-15, 06:49 AM
Im impressed with introduction for this challenge, so, gonna start it tommorow :D

03-08-15, 08:38 PM
Decent beast this one.........

18-08-15, 03:30 PM
Beginning this long challenge. Signed Luca Toni, A.Di Natale, Maxi Rodriguez, F.Gago, M.Demichelis and M.Borriello. With the 4-1-3-2 default tactic. Will have fun!

Craig Forrest
18-08-15, 03:38 PM
This is an awesome challenge :ok:

18-08-15, 11:07 PM
Good luck Kiki!

19-08-15, 10:09 AM
First season in top league division with foreigners, second season in top league without foreigners, ok.
But I score the points each season or only in top division? I can score more points finishing second during years...Unfair, not?

First season:
Champions League winner!!! http://imgur.com/h0KLDfI
And the best....
The Calcio!!! 83 pts........... and second!!! Thanks to Zlatan and Ronaldinho... http://imgur.com/9V11Hlw
My tactic and regular team... http://imgur.com/zujXxe4

1000(CL)+600(D1)+75(Goals)= 1675pts

Craig Forrest
19-08-15, 12:50 PM
Top division only

Yes, you can get more points.... but just try and play the challenge properly :ok:

19-08-15, 05:23 PM
3 point scoring years at each club accept Roma.

1st year: First season in top league with foreigners

2nd year: Season you win the top flight with the eligible players

3rd year: Season after the 2nd year.

You can only claim points for three seasons (except Roma) as above.

Craig Forrest
19-08-15, 06:35 PM
Oh yeah, that's right.... must be thinking of Nationals :ok:

21-08-15, 03:50 PM
I've got a problem with cm editor. I want to verify which 2 nationalities I've choosen, but when I run it, the symbol appear but nothing more...
I've download it 2 times same problem...With all the differents compatibilities... A solution?

Craig Forrest
21-08-15, 04:22 PM
Which one? Graeme Kelly one?

23-08-15, 12:40 PM
Good with Graeme Kelly one, Thanks! French and spanish!

23-08-15, 03:05 PM
Saison 2 with Roma,
Only Italians in my team, http://imgur.com/d4bxJHG
The Calcio is mine, http://imgur.com/vOJVCkT
A bit aggressive? Semi-final in Champions League... http://imgur.com/zfCJzsc
My regular team, http://imgur.com/Bunl2UW

So, 800+700+87=1587
1675+1587=3262pts after Italia. Moving to France!!!

26-08-15, 01:00 PM
Saison 3, moving to Gueugnon in D2. They just finished 16th when I took the team. Finishing 1st of D2. League Cup Winner. Next!

30-08-15, 09:42 AM
Season 4: First season in Ligue 1 with Gueugnon, finishing easily first (With non italians), http://imgur.com/Qhbg5hy
My regular team: http://imgur.com/WOqPZKp

31-08-15, 08:36 PM
great stuff Kiki - where is next?

02-09-15, 02:12 PM
Season 5: Only Italians, Champions League winner, but finishing second in Ligue 1 (1 point of the champion). Can someone explain me how to do with this?
how can I count this? How many seasons I have to stay at Gueugnon?

Craig Forrest
02-09-15, 03:21 PM
to clarify:

1. Your first season that you can score points in (after you leave italy) is your first season in the top league. You are allowed to have players of the wrong nationality in your team
2. The second season in the top division, you must have gotten rid of all the players of the wrong nationalities and only have the specified nationalities. If you win the league this year, you score points. If you do not win the league this year then you get nothing and must continue to play with the same natioanlities in your squad until you do. The year you win the league is your second scoring year.
3. Your third scoring year is the season immediately after you win the league. You must still have the specified nationalities in your squad.
4. Then you move to a new country.

You get points for your first year in the top league, the year you win the league with the proper players, and the year after that one

So you haven't won the French League with all Italians, this season counts for zero points, keep playing in France with only Italians

02-09-15, 03:30 PM
CL winner for nothing!!! :whoo:
Thanks a lot, it's very clear now...

09-09-15, 12:37 PM
Season 5, no points... A not so good season... second... http://imgur.com/dqFhIqW
While I won the Champions League... Look at this!!! Roma with me! http://imgur.com/zrACwgT

22-09-15, 09:01 PM
Season 6, win the Ligue1 with only Italians http://i.imgur.com/Sr6HaDZ.png , 68 goals scored http://i.imgur.com/KWQfKTy.png .
Eliminated in the 2nd group stage of the CL... http://i.imgur.com/pNd9uzv.png
So... +768pts for the season (Total 4807pts for the moment).
Last season with Gueugnon... with no money (-1.5M euros) and more than 100M euros of wages to pay for the next year... http://i.imgur.com/lqoOkac.png

24-09-15, 10:56 PM
Season 7, the last in Gueugnon (France) with italians, http://imgur.com/KbVwCXq
Victory in Ligue 1, http://imgur.com/lGf0rUS with 102 goals
Semi final in CL, http://imgur.com/Yk0Xrk3
My regular team, http://imgur.com/hOQdOPm
+1602pts for this season (6409pts now)
Going to Greece, first time I will play this League!!!

25-09-15, 07:56 PM
Well done Kiki - looks like the CL was a toughie there but well done anyway - good luck in Greece - what team you got?

That's what I like about these challenges - makes you play in leagues you have never done before!

28-09-15, 07:16 PM
Panelefsiniakos... A major greek club...

28-09-15, 08:27 PM
Wow - what division?!

29-09-15, 11:22 AM
They just climb into 2nd Division...
But happy to play in the champ of great CM3 players, Chiotis, Boutsianis, Papadopoulos, Tsikitiris, Voulgaris, Skalidis, Dellas, and Doukas (I forget someone, sure...)!!!