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Craig Forrest
25-04-13, 02:56 PM

Challenge 24 - Here Come the Vikings

The Viking Age was a period in European History, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, spanning the late 8th to the mid 13th centuries. Scandinavian Vikings explored Europe by its oceans and rivers for trade and warfare.

Your goal is to take a band of Vikings (Load Norway and take control of Viking FK) and defeat your European adversaries in the shortest time possible. Once you win the CL the challenge is over. You have 5 seasons to accomplish this task.

Database: March 2013
Transfer/Squad Restrictions - You must have a minimum of 5 Norwegians, 5 Swedes and 5 Danes in your squad. You are not allowed to have any other nationalities in your squad by your first competitive game of season 2.

Tactics restrictions - You must use a formation with 4 forwards
(Vikings being known for their attacking skill rather than their defensive capabilities). No wib-wob but arrows and player/team instructions can be changed at will.


Win the League = 100 points
Win the Cup = 100 points
Win the CL in season 2 = 1000 points
Win the CL in season 3 = 750 points
Win the CL in season 4 = 500 points
Win the CL in season 5 = 250 points
Every league goal scored = 1 point
Every player who isn’t Norwegian, Swedish or Danish who plays in season 1 = -1 point per player per game

Required Screenshots: Formation, Squad at the start of each season, appearances at the end of season 1, and anything else to prove your points

See you in Valhalla :D

You can choose to create the game yourself, or download a pre-loaded save
Save Game

Craig Forrest
25-04-13, 02:57 PM
By the way I haven't really tested this one so much as I'm working on a crazy long challenge idea that I've been busy with..... so apologies if it's not up to scratch :ok:

25-04-13, 02:59 PM
No wib-wob but with 4 forwards!?!? What a bad-ass challenge!!


This one I will do start to finish :D

25-04-13, 03:02 PM
For use with said Challenge


Craig Forrest
25-04-13, 03:14 PM
No wib-wob but with 4 forwards!?!? What a bad-ass challenge!!


This one I will do start to finish :D

I'm sure some of the guys here can do it.... I don't think I'm one of those guys but whatever :D

25-04-13, 04:04 PM
Failure is not an option!

it's my middle name :D

Damn all this new challenges right when i started the nationals

25-04-13, 08:00 PM
Guys.. i got a question or 20 :D... First time on these challenges...

Can i load more leagues and not the Norwegian alone?
By 4 forwards, its 4 as far up as they can go right? LF,SC,SC,RF right? No Wingers with arrows up or anything?
Appearances at the end of season 1, a view from "Selection mode" will be enough right? Dont have to take a screenshot of each player right? :D

Craig Forrest
25-04-13, 08:21 PM
Guys.. i got a question or 20 :D... First time on these challenges...

Can i load more leagues and not the Norwegian alone?
By 4 forwards, its 4 as far up as they can go right? LF,SC,SC,RF right? No Wingers with arrows up or anything?
Appearances at the end of season 1, a view from "Selection mode" will be enough right? Dont have to take a screenshot of each player right? :D

Load whatever you want

yes, 4 across the top.... FL FC FC FR

Yes a view from selection mode.... no screenshot of each player :ok:

25-04-13, 08:28 PM
You're nuts. Period. This will never win CL. Not a chance. Prove me wrong ;).

25-04-13, 08:36 PM
Help! How can i make screenshots of the game??

25-04-13, 08:51 PM
so no finnish allowed? they are more scandinavian than danes

Craig Forrest
25-04-13, 09:09 PM
You're nuts. Period. This will never win CL. Not a chance. Prove me wrong ;).

Then people will get less points... it's a challenge.... I didn't say I'd be able to do it :D

Craig Forrest
25-04-13, 09:09 PM
so no finnish allowed? they are more scandinavian than danes

I don't think there were any Finnish Vikings....

Cam F
25-04-13, 09:13 PM
I don't think there were any Finnish Vikings.... http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_are_finnish_vikings_so_awesome Why are finnish vikings so awesome? Finland, like most countries of pre-medieval times, consisted of various tribes, only one of which were the Finns. During the Viking era, there was no such thing as Finland the country. Thus, the tribes of Scandanavia in general roamed freely between the different provinces by land and by sea. Thus, the Swedish Vikings and the Finnish Vikings were often descended from the same tribe. Finland had Vikings and they were just as awesome as any other place like Sweden and Norway.

25-04-13, 09:15 PM
You are right. I should have researched this before posting up. Just wrongly assumed Finland was known for Vikings too :ok:

25-04-13, 10:45 PM
Help! How can i make screenshots of the game??

See here Dannan29: http://www.champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php/50-Technical-Support-FAQ-s?p=57#post57

26-04-13, 12:54 PM
Being Norwegian and all, I really should win this.. :) But one question:

"You must have a minimum of 5 Norwegians, 5 Swedes and 5 Danes in your squad. You are not allowed to have any other nationalities in your squad by your first competitive game of season 2".

Can I go all Norwegian? Or do I have to include both Norwegians, Swedes and Danes in the squad (5 of each)?

26-04-13, 01:07 PM
I expect lots of tactic's called Thor's Hammer, Battleaxe, Pillager and Valhalla :D

26-04-13, 02:41 PM
Squad seasonstart 1: http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3553/70910968.png ("[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/70910968.png/)

Tactics: http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/6534/cm2b.png ("[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/cm2b.png/)

Craig Forrest
26-04-13, 02:55 PM
Being Norwegian and all, I really should win this.. :) But one question:

"You must have a minimum of 5 Norwegians, 5 Swedes and 5 Danes in your squad. You are not allowed to have any other nationalities in your squad by your first competitive game of season 2".

Can I go all Norwegian? Or do I have to include both Norwegians, Swedes and Danes in the squad (5 of each)?

Nope.... you must have a minimum of 5 each.... so you can have 5 Swedes, 5 Danes and the rest as your people :ok:

26-04-13, 03:49 PM
There'll be unrest among the field I tell you!

Shotgun on the tactic "Berserk"

26-04-13, 11:22 PM
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02-05-13, 11:26 AM
now starting on this...........

Craig Forrest
02-05-13, 01:30 PM
I'm assuming that this challenge is close to impossible with no wib/wob by the way.... but I wanted to see what people could do with such heavy tactic restrictions :D

02-05-13, 08:37 PM
How many teams get champ league in Norway in season 2 - just champions or runner up as well?

02-05-13, 09:34 PM
CF, one question. Do we start in 2002 or can we start 01/02 or does it make a difference?

03-05-13, 10:49 AM
Found a decent home formation for sure

Record after 9 home games 6W 2D 1L, pretty decent.

Away form after 9 games 0W 1D 8L :lol:

Finally got an away with at the 10th try with a barely deserve 2-1 at Odd Grenland

Craig Forrest
03-05-13, 01:30 PM
Derm - Start whenever you want :ok:

Redknapp - I forget.... let me re-check :D

EDIT: Looks like 1 in CL and 3 in UEFA.... but don't quote me on that...

05-05-13, 01:34 AM
Season 1
Very topsy turvy start - bossing teams but not scoring enough and defence a bit leaking - got more consistent as the season went on. Got knocked out in cup in 3rd round

Ended up 2nd in league with a good finish - UEFA footie but no champ lague - maybe next year!

Only points were for goals scored in League - 60 points

Need to get 1 more Swede and 2 more Danes in squad before start of next season

Defnece needs bolstering but pretty happy otherwise

Got about £5m in bank but wages are proving a tumbling block. Very easy to sell people and good profits being made

Season 1 points - 60

All screenies below........

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/4074/season12ndinleague.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/593/season12ndinleague.png/)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/541/season1squadcont.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/541/season1squadcont.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/42/season1squad.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/42/season1squad.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/841/season1apps.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/841/season1apps.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/841/formationw.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/841/formationw.png/)

05-05-13, 01:35 PM
Thought New Years was cut off for season 1 update so missed the squad stats.

Goals scored - 60

http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/Lowskys/CM0102/tableS1_zpsb4205ab1.jpg (http://s898.photobucket.com/user/Lowskys/media/CM0102/tableS1_zpsb4205ab1.jpg.html)

http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/Lowskys/CM0102/formationS1_zpsd8cc5353.jpg (http://s898.photobucket.com/user/Lowskys/media/CM0102/formationS1_zpsd8cc5353.jpg.html)

05-05-13, 11:33 PM
How's it squad shaping up Derm?

06-05-13, 08:37 PM
Gotten a few decent players coming in for season 2 so might be able to get a bit of consistency. Need to get a new keeper for sure, the guy with the international caps is crap

10-05-13, 07:22 PM
Season 2
Lost in Cup at Quarter Final stage to Molde - 3-1 at home! :(

UEFA Cup - beat Sturm Graz and Maritimo but got unlucky with the draw in 2nd round - Athletico Madrid. We had a great 1st leg away but Falcao scored in last minute! Not strong enough at home and lost 3-1 for 4-1 on aggregate

League - much more consistent and as the season went on I was able to build squad. League was won wth a couple of games to go - 100 points

58 goals scored in League = 58 points

Season 2 points = 158

Total after 2 seasons = 218

At least we're finally in champ league!

Problem is a lack of quality defenders and hard to hold down good players on long contracts so a lot of squad contract management and scouting in market

Enjoying the challenge!

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/3046/season21stinleague.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/season21stinleague.png/)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/716/season2squadcont.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/season2squadcont.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/19/season2squad.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/season2squad.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/248/season2appscont.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/248/season2appscont.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/853/season2apps.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/season2apps.png/)

11-05-13, 01:46 AM
Season 3
Cup - had a great run and won it! - 100

League - really easy - played youth/reserves towards end and lost a few games but won with plenty to spare - 100 points

60 goals scored - 60 points

Champions League - drew INTER in 3rd qualifying round - FFS!

But we beat them!

Into the group stages we go - Chelsea/Brugge/M'chengladbach - we won 6 from 6!

Next group stage was tough - Bayern Munich/Man City and PSG!

But we topped the group with 12 points!

Milan in quarter's

1st leg - the bastards scored in last few mins to take a 2-1 lead

2nd leg - we battled brave and hard but alas it was too much as we had a red card after 20 minutes! A 0-0 draw and we couldn't find the goal that would have taken us through. Absolutely GUTTED!

Will I get a better chance in this challenge

Now starting to sign some more quality players and have about £10m+ in funds but they will only allow me £2.8m transfer funds - very odd!

They don't want to increase stadium either as we're not filling it our for any games - shocker!

Season 3 points - 260

Total challenge points after 3 seasons = 478

2 more seasons to try and win Champ League!

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/3567/season31stinleague.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/season31stinleague.png/)

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/9005/season3cupwinner.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/season3cupwinner.png/)

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4913/season3gettingintochamp.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/199/season3gettingintochamp.png/)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/854/season3squadcont.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/season3squadcont.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/853/season3squad.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/season3squad.png/)

13-05-13, 09:21 PM
Completed Season 2.

Decent enough season, won the league on the last day and won the Norwegian Cup.

Knocked out of the UEFA Cup in the 1st round after being 2-0 up in 1st leg.

Made some modifications to the tactic and seems to be promising if the run-in is anything to go by.

Hopefully CL will help attract a better quality of player. Couple of decent players but nothing special. Ola Toivonen is a bit of a coup.

http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/Lowskys/CM0102/tableS2_zpsa4920f84.jpg (http://s898.photobucket.com/user/Lowskys/media/CM0102/tableS2_zpsa4920f84.jpg.html)
http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/Lowskys/CM0102/cups2_zps70a7b454.jpg (http://s898.photobucket.com/user/Lowskys/media/CM0102/cups2_zps70a7b454.jpg.html)
http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/Lowskys/CM0102/squadAs2_zps826486a9.jpg (http://s898.photobucket.com/user/Lowskys/media/CM0102/squadAs2_zps826486a9.jpg.html)
http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/Lowskys/CM0102/squadBs2_zps123f82e8.jpg (http://s898.photobucket.com/user/Lowskys/media/CM0102/squadBs2_zps123f82e8.jpg.html)
http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/Lowskys/CM0102/squad3s2_zpsbd6bcb4f.jpg (http://s898.photobucket.com/user/Lowskys/media/CM0102/squad3s2_zpsbd6bcb4f.jpg.html)


Goals: 64

League: 100

Cup: 100

Season 2 total: 264

Challenge Total: 324

14-05-13, 11:40 AM
Wow thats a close finish

14-05-13, 08:12 PM
:hurt: fucking saved over the challenge save :tsk:


15-05-13, 12:06 AM
aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhh - sorry to hear that mate!

Craig Forrest
15-05-13, 04:23 AM
:hurt: fucking saved over the challenge save :tsk:


this is what happens when you're a drunken Irishman.... :D

sorry to hear that though Derm... I hate it when that happens

15-05-13, 08:42 AM
Was on auto pilot tesing a tactic. Should have renamed to something that put it at the bottom of the list.

Will have another crack at it soon

16-05-13, 08:48 AM
Sorry to hear that derm :(

I oversaved a save that me and a friend was playing for 3 years. still feel stupid about that.

17-05-13, 06:39 PM
Season 4

Knocked out in 2nd round away on penalties to some team I have never heard of!

We battered them all game as well!

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3120/season4outofcup.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/season4outofcup.png/)

Won it very easily again - 100 points

Also scored 65 goals - 65 points

Very frustrating that I have £20m in bank but board won't allow me to spend £3.2m - any idea why that is?

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3918/season41stinleague.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/29/season41stinleague.png/)

Champ League
Like last year - has some pretty tough groups again

1st group - Juventus/Schalke/PSG - 10 points and came through in 2nd place

2nd group stage - Porto/Chelsea/Real Madrid - very tight group but a couple too many draws cost us and Madrid beat us at home in last group game which dumped u out! :(

Total points for season = 160

Total for challenge after 4 seasons = 638 points

Last season coming up - don't hold much hope for winning champ league - defence is continually letting me down! :(

http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/62/season4squadcont.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/season4squadcont.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/543/season4squad.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/season4squad.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/19/season4apps.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/season4apps.png/)

Craig Forrest
17-05-13, 07:35 PM
Not a clue why you can't spend your money....

17-05-13, 11:32 PM
over the £20m mark and now they give me £4.8m to spend

Ibra signed on a free :)

18-05-13, 12:17 AM
Season 5

Over £20m in the bank but nobody good to buy as either they didn't want to come or I couldn't buy them as board only allowed me to spend £4.8m kitty

Did get a rather nice freebie in IBRAHIMOVIC though!

After 5 years worth of nagging, the board finally decided to expand the stadium!.......................................... ...........500 fucking seats!

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/158/season5stadium.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/211/season5stadium.png/)

Smashed our way through it to win the cup easily! - 100 points

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/2844/season5cupwinner.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/836/season5cupwinner.png/)

Won it with about 6 games to go! Far too easy domestically! - 100 points

Also scored 63 goals - 63 points

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/411/season51stinleague.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/season51stinleague.png/)

Champ League
Got through both group stages and seemed like a nice quarter final tie v Porto

2-2 draw at home (lucky buggers scored in last few mins)

but then we lost 1-0 away in 2nd leg to go out

Gutted - thought we had a decent draw and although the equaliser at home was a killer I was disappointed not to score away

Total points for season = 263

Total for challenge after 4 seasons = 901 points

A great challenge Mr Forrest! Certainly a toughie and will be interesting to see who does win the CL without cheating

My major problem all the way through was the defence so I would advise people to get some good players in and try to stop the goals leaking with a good tactic (taking into account the 4 that have to play up front)

Cheers again challenge team!

http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/211/season5squadcont.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/211/season5squadcont.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/442/season5squad.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/442/season5squad.png/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/thumb/189/season5apps.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/season5apps.png/)

23-05-13, 11:17 PM
Well, guys I am just wondering how much money for wages is board giving you. I tried three times to play 2 fast seasons and at start of the third I can offer up to 3k per week, which is like playing in England conference. At which time I believe it is senceless to continue since it is next to impossible if not impossible to win CL. Domestic can be won only on the market like every game against the comp. I think I realised how to expand the stadium and facilities after 1 season. First time i did it not intentionally - have 12+ mil in bank at the end of the season. Sell all players you don't need and get only free transfers and very cheap ones. Anyway I will made it through all 5 season on my free days and will see. I really like hard challenges, and this is really tough one :)

24-05-13, 01:58 AM
Think I was able to offer nearly 10-15k pw in last season when I had £25m in bank
Could offer healthy sign on fee's though :)

To be fair - they didn't really need to expand stadium as it rarely sold out and only 16,000!

24-05-13, 03:46 PM
Not a clue why you can't spend your money....

welcome to the nordic leagues, I've been complaining about that since the original game came out :)

25-05-13, 03:00 PM
I just realized when I started again. On day 1, I can offer wages up to 15k pw when I try to renew contracts of my players. And if I offer someone max payment, I still can offer 10-15k pw after that. But if I don't wages are reduced again to 2,5k or max you have offered. So is this consider a cheat - offering max wages on day 1, so I can have decent wages at least to work with :)

01-10-13, 07:03 AM
Hello, I have read these forums few times, but this is the first time I registered. I really like this challenge and am gonna give it a shot.
Could you please tell me what wib wob means so that I dont use it by accident :x

01-10-13, 09:59 AM

02-10-13, 09:20 AM
So i finished my first season, things didnt go as planned as I lost early in the cup and ended second in league but I gathered a really nice VIKING team so I have no doubts next seasons will be mine!
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/2751/rn9d.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/801/rn9d.jpg/)

Tactics :
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/9827/fbhe.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/fbhe.jpg/)

Nationalities before first season:
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/5392/cgsc.JPG (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/31/cgsc.JPG/)

Oh well Atleast my Vikings scored alot :)
A whooping 72 points after first season lol :) Hella fun though!

02-10-13, 09:28 AM
Good work!

Get De Lanley on a long contract!

02-10-13, 09:50 AM
Yeah did that already he is preety awesome :)

02-10-13, 11:31 PM
He put in a transfer request with me
Get Lucas Anderson as well
Cornelius is good and Simeniok or something - big target man!

03-10-13, 05:11 AM
Makienok? i got that one hes great, I dont really like Cornelius, but I did manage to get Helenius on a free. Usually when I get him winning CL is just around the corner! Ofc i have to win the league in season two first :x

Team ahead of season 2, with helenius only coming in two months time:
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/8876/sxk0.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/22/sxk0.jpg/)

Some more Vikings in reserves:
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/396/rucz.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/rucz.jpg/)

03-10-13, 09:20 PM
Helenius - that's the guy

05-10-13, 04:58 PM
http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/3120/kq62.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/kq62.jpg/)


http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/2615/rcxr.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/837/rcxr.jpg/)

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4863/1j2w.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/22/1j2w.jpg/)

Again lost the cup early to some third league team :( League was close up untill 4 games before the end, then we finally managed to get some points difference. Uefa cup run was fun, beaten Wisla Krakov in qualifiers (2:1, 3:1), Maccabi Haifa (2:2 home and a whoopin 5:1 away!), Werder Bremen (2:1, 3:1), Anzhi (5:0, 0:1), CSKA Moscow (2:1, 4:2) and finally in quaterfinals the fun run ended at anfield. 1:1 at home and then lost 4:2 away :( Wouldnt have net me any points but would still have been fun to win it :(

Team for third season is the same as I have no money whatsoever to buy players. Both of my star attackers, Helenius and Makienok are angry at me and disliked by teammates, 2 other players requested transfers cause they want a better club (wtf! are we not the best in the world?) so the season is bound to be tough.

76 points from goals, 100 points for league = 176 for season 2

Total after 2 seasons 248 points

07-10-13, 12:31 AM
congrats on the league win!

all the best for next year!

10-10-13, 03:56 AM
http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/5295/9lsv.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/837/9lsv.jpg/)

Season 3 have been harder than the previous one as De Lanlay left us, so did Helenius. Lost in the cup early AGAIN... Got into champions league in a group with Barcelona, Juventus and Zenit. Lost first two but somehow managed to win one against barca which turned the team around and I managed to get out of the group. Second group I got Basel, Milan and Man Utd, was a close group and I had to win the last one vs Milan at home in order to advance, game ended 3:1 and yaaaay we are in the quaters. Unfortunately it was Real Madrid and we did not manage to score at all in the home game which ended 0:1 :( Away it looked to be a disaster with Real going 4:0 but we managed to turn it into acceptable score by hitting 3 goals in the second half (ended 4:3 in reals favour). Was a good run and alot of money flowing into the club. Previous 2 seasons balance was never above 2 mil now its around 10. As someone mentioned, the board loves to expand the stadion with a whooping 500 new seats :D.
To be honest I dont think we can win champs league in season 4 but we will give it a shot!

Selection season 3 (without last games in champs league):

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/1699/evmk.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/evmk.jpg/)

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/8198/jf3g.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/jf3g.jpg/)

points in season 3: 169

overall points after 3 seasons: 417

Edit: Real won the champions league in the end so atleast we lost to the champs :)

11-10-13, 12:35 PM
Champs go into 2nd qualification playoff, so 4 games before you make the group stage.

11-10-13, 08:29 PM
Thanks to my good performances in uefa cup in season 2 and champs league season 3 in the 4th season I was placed in the 3rd qualifier, and only had to defeat Partizan Belgrade which was preety easy. This season in first group stages its gonna be Zenit, Atletico Madrid and Dortmund :( not the easiest group again. After 19 league games im preety much sure to win the league again tho. Didnt even get knocked out of the cup too early, im in semi finals vs Lilestrom.

11-10-13, 10:03 PM
Well season 4 ended sooner than I hoped. Lost 3 close games in with 3:2 in first group stage in champions league and couldnt come back from that. Won the league and first time the cup too but now I only have one season to win champions league. I have a great young reserve team full of promising vikings but I will have to be busy on the market before season 5 if I am to have the slightest chance to do it.

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Season 4 total 264 points

Total points after 4 seasons 681

13-10-13, 04:49 PM
Well challenge time is over. Won the league and the cup but had some unlucky injuries and ended only 3rd in first group stage of champions league :(

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points season 5: 277
points total: 958

I am kind of sad I didnt manage to win champs league, had lots of internal dislikes between the players and key player injures at absolutely horrible times but what is done is done. I am probably gonna continue to lead the Vikings for another 20 seasons or so until I get bored of it :) Personally if it was me who made the challenge I would involve 5 Icelandic people into the team too. Thanks whoever made the challenge was really fun!

13-10-13, 06:20 PM
Superb stuff! Congrats! Try the other challenges!

Craig Forrest
13-10-13, 09:29 PM
Don't forget to post your results in the results thread :ok:

14-10-13, 07:04 AM
I would like to do some other challenges too but most of them seem older and made for older databases only. Is it only this one and no23 for march 2013 database? The 23 with one season of spanish league seems a bit short and being all on my own I never found any gamebreaking tactics that wins all games :D
I am not lazy to play 20 seasons of vikings but suprisingly am too lazy to install cm with older databases :D

14-10-13, 06:22 PM
Takes a couple of mins to copy over an old DB - do it!

Craig Forrest
15-10-13, 03:25 PM
ya honestly..... you copy 22 data files from the older update into your data folder and voila.... that's all it takes

15-10-13, 09:29 PM
But then Im not able to play the save games I play atm. I continued to play with the Vikings and I have 2 more games that I sometimes play. Doing the copying couple of times per day is not my kind of deal. But tell me did I see correctly that challenge 22 can also be played on march 2013 update?

Craig Forrest
16-10-13, 03:23 AM
you can keep playing whatever save games you have..... it won't affect them.... I have like 7 or 8 saves all going on different DBs and I have no issues with any of them

21-05-15, 07:34 AM
I was doing this challenge before my computer crashed. Man it was additctive file - grew to absolutely dominate Norway, and although started slowly, dominated across Europe too.

Took a couple of goes to win the UEFA cup, then won the Champions League soon after. I then won the CL 5 years running, all with players on about £800 a week, with the highest wage around £1500 - despite having a fortune in the bank!

A great challenge, cheers for the idea. I'm gonna give it another go soon!

22-05-15, 12:26 AM
nice one mate - shame the save has gone :(

deffo give this or the others a bash :ok:

22-05-15, 05:49 AM
nice one mate - shame the save has gone :(

deffo give this or the others a bash :ok:

Cheers buddy. I'd recommend this one, it was a lot of fun. Thought it would be a bit restrictive in Norway, but it was good fun. Got loads of youth players through the academy, so I didnt have to rely on buying players - which is tricky as you're not given much money from the board!

25-06-15, 09:20 AM
I've made a start on this challenge and completed the first season.


I did pick up the Norwegian Cup, or rather it was given to me by the most lame of draws - Mo, Honefos, Molde, Moss, Fredrikstad, Brann and Aalesund.

Not too bad for a side in transition as I tried to increase the Danish (underline red) and Swedish (underline yellow) influence while getting rid of most of the foreign players.

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Sadly, I didn't read the rules first, so I played several of the foreign players, Thioune in particular, when I probably didn't need to. In total that would be -58 points and more than wipes out the 46 goals scored. Thank god we won the cup (100 points) or I would be in negative for the first season !

My squad now looks like this (plus Norwegan striker Mos who is on loan from Kobenhaven and is on his way back).


There are 4 Danes, 14 Norwegian, 4 Swedes and 2 Foreign players left, but I have 3 more Swedes arriving on Bosmans during the winter, and £2.5m available to sign that Dane.

Thioune finished as my highest scorer on 11 and I would have said that this was my problem, no where near enough goals. Looking at the stats, the forwards failed to deliver and looking at the % shots on target it is pretty pathetic. I thought that my defence was quite solid, but strangely, they pretty much all got low ratings.

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Perhaps it is the formation. 4-1-1-4 with a DMC and an AMC. I played long ball at the back and short passing upfront. The FL and FR are normally useless, so I gave them freeroles which I thought might help.

Star player for me was the keeper


By my count I had 88 points from my first season. 100 from the league, 100 from the cup and 49 league goals, which takes me to 337 after 2 seasons

28-06-15, 03:40 PM
Good solid start on this mate (apart from not reading the rule :lol:)

Thumping good keeper you have there - good luck for next season!

13-07-15, 12:54 PM
Second season finally completed. It has only taken 2.5 weeks to complete a 26 league game program ! Job done in terms of winning the league and it was probably easier than the table suggests as we won it with 4 games to spare then suffered 3 draws.


It was made into a domestic double with another very weak draw in the cup - Gneist, Bryne, Follo, Forde, Tromso, Sarpsborg 08 and Odd Grenland - 3 non league and 2 first division sides !

Last years cup win got us into the UEFA Cup where we met AaB in the second qualifying round a 1-1 draw away set up a 3-2 home win to take us back to Denmark. FC Kopenhavn let us equalise twice at their place and a goal from Hansebjer 5 minutes from time leveled the home leg 1-1 and we were through on away goals. HNK Rijeka of Croatia are the second round oponents and we have a 0-0 draw from the away game. I don't think we will get much further.

There was quite a bit of transfer activity to get the number of Swedes (underlined yellow) and Danes (underlined red) upto quota.

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I also suffered from some horrendous injury problems so had to make a couple of emergency loan signings.


That left me with 6 Danes, 8 Swedes and 14 Norwegians in my current squad


There are already 9 bosman deals lined up, including a couple that I am very pleased with, but I'll have to review the squad to decide on whither I take them all or cancel some deals, along with who to let go.

Keeper Rune Almening Jarstein would have been my star player again, but he asked for a transfer to a bigger club and went off the boil in the final few games. Instead, the honour goes to Jon-Helge Tveita who was a right back in my first season, but this time played as an AMC behind the front 4 and was my leading scorer with 12. Nickie Bille Nielsen was the only other to hit double figures.


13-07-15, 09:08 PM
Well done mate - looks like you are smashing it

Good luck in Europe!

01-08-15, 01:38 PM

starting season, 2 danish incoming in july, need to get 2 more :D

My tactics

01-08-15, 02:27 PM
How many challenges you doing?! Amazed the time you have playing the game to get through these! :clap:

Is that the mighty ex Liverpool player Frode Kippe you have?! :lol:

Similar formation to the Man City I see!

01-08-15, 03:31 PM
How many challenges you doing?! Amazed the time you have playing the game to get through these! :clap:

Is that the mighty ex Liverpool player Frode Kippe you have?! :lol:

Similar formation to the Man City I see!

Hahah...yea I have a lot of time now, as Im recovring from some stuff, so I don't have nothing else to do and have motivation to play cm 0102. So what better to do then, than try some harder challenges.

Yea, thats Frode Kippe, got him for 90k pounds from Lillestrom, he is foundation of my defense :D

Tactics is similar do MC, but, yea I can't wib-wob, so I was thinking 3 in defence should be good, and 3 in midfield should be good, and if I make backwards arrows on wingers, I might have competitive tactic :D

Arrows for central attackers are from Sevilla challenge, there it worked really good, so decided to try it here and it actually works really well.

This is current table :D


01-08-15, 05:36 PM
Season 1

Off season was of course very busy, had to sell a lot of players and bring bunch of swedes and danes. I did get 5 of each of them, just got 2 danes that I was missing in july.

1st part of the season I played well, 2nd part of the season I struggled, but my opponents were also very unconsistent, so I kept my 1st place. I did however got 5 wins in last 5 rounds :)

In Norwegian cup I had easy draw for every round except Quarters. Until Quarters I played non-leaguea team, then in semis I defeated 1st division team. While in finals I played last placed, already relegated, team :D

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Period between season was again very busy.

There was one player that I brought before season 1, where I mistaken weekly salary for annual salary. I like to play in annuals. So when I converted it, I realized this guy has 300 000 pounds per year, which is f... ridicolous for him. I placed him immediately on transfer for 0, but had to wait 3 months before some wierd American team "Miami Fusion" aka "Houston" :D offered for him.

After season 1 luckily I managed to get few bigger names, like Grizetic, Okore and Vestegaard. Former 2 will join me in July due to contract expiry, while for Grizetic I paid 2.1m pounds

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01-08-15, 08:18 PM
well f***

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and f***

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01-08-15, 09:08 PM
:rofl: nice group :D

01-08-15, 10:03 PM
De Lanlay is rather good IIRC
I signed him up to big contract and although he was pissed off I think I kept hold of him for much of the challenge

01-08-15, 10:07 PM
De Lanlay is rather good IIRC
I signed him up to big contract and although he was pissed off I think I kept hold of him for much of the challenge

Yea, I did that before with players, but I also don't like to have angry players in may team.

However, I was thinking of keeping him, first offers were 5m, from arsenal, liverpool and shakthar. I raise it to 8.5 and shakthar offered, then I canceled the deal, as I wanted to keep the player.

But few days later, Liverpool offers 10m, then I decided ok, I'm gonna sell it, I can get several good players for that money.

However, I still did not find suitable replacement for him, there are really no good FRs that are willing to come to Viking at this point :D

:rofl: nice group :D

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another epic draw :D

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01-08-15, 10:14 PM
God dammit, my one player had double nationality, and he just played for Nigera, does he still count as Viking?

02-08-15, 12:07 AM
Season 2

I saw early that League won't make me any problems, and after Okore and Vestergaard arrived, I knew I can get nice result in CL.

In qualifying rounds, I defeat baku and dinamo kiev withouth much problems, while in first group I draw Zenit, Ajax and MC, cant remember which one.

I defeated Ajax away 1-5, and Zenit 1-2 away, I had 7 points after 3 rounds, but then I lost to zenit home, tied Ajax at home, and in last round I entered with 1 point above Zenit.

Zenit played Ajax at home, while I played away at Manchester. I grabbed a draw, and was lucky that zenit and Ajax played 0-0, so I went through.

In 2nd stage, I had no chance, I did get 7 points, but I really had no chance...

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Season 3

I got several good players, amongst them Zokore. In qulifying round for CL, first I defeated Tampere, then Milan 5-1 agg, which was surprising to me, but hey :D

In group stage I drew Alt. Madrid, Juventus and Anzhi. First defeated Atletico away, then Anzhi pulled out a draw in 90th min, in 2 matches against Juve, I lost at home, but got 1 point away. Luckily again I defeated Altetico, and in last round I was 2 points ahead of Anzhi, and was going to Russian's home stadion. How it went? See the screens :D

League was easier then previous season, while I had major blunder in Cup.

I bought one guy with double nationality, for 1.8mil pounds, only for him to play for Nigeria one month later after only 2 appereances at my team -.-

So I placed him on Transfer List and in reserves until I figure out can I use him or not? In the mean time one other guy played 1 game for Syria -.-

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02-08-15, 01:41 AM
God dammit, my one player had double nationality, and he just played for Nigera, does he still count as Viking?

Think CF will confirm but am guessing as long as Biking nation (if dual) then should be ok?

02-08-15, 01:45 AM
Bitch of a year 2 CL group - I struggled in CL
Good signing in Okore

Another good season 3 signing

Shock cup result but going well in CL

02-08-15, 02:48 AM
yea, but not well enough unfortunately -.-

Look at this CL Quarterfinal :D

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Season 4

In first 5 round of league I had 3 draws, finished it with 4 draws and 0 defeats :D

Cup this time I did not fail, but almost lost the final to Brann...

Seems to me that I cannot really improve anymore, I mean, if they give me more money for transfers I would, but with only 3.2 mil, I can get better players than I already have...

In Champions League I had major problems. Qualifying against Celtic, I was losing 1st game and got red card, ultimately lost it 0-1 at home.
In 2nd leg, they got penalty and scored for lead at 3rd minute...but my players turned it around for 1-3 win :D

In group stage, I got Real Madrid, Milan and Anzhi. Draw agianst Milan, 2 Wins against Anzhi, and 1 point vs Real, mean that in last round Im going on San Siro with 3 points ahead of Milan, with mission to get at least 1 point. How did it went? Look the screens :D

Ps. I cannot release that syrian guy, board is blocking it, its on TL with 0 price, no body wants him. But he has double nationality, you can check 1st and 2nd season screens, he was swede then :D

Nigerian guy I released...

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02-08-15, 07:17 AM

Definetly check these out

ending of CL - Season 4

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Season 5

Transfers in for last season

I got Rasmus Elm also, but he was ineligible to play CL because he played 1 game for Benfica in Quals -.-

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Denmark Competitions

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Champions League - Season 5

group stages

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Knockout stages


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Champions League final ????

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My Opinion about last season

F***** Italians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F*** you!!!! :D -.- -.- :D
F*** this game :D Why did my Ibra got injured!!!!!!!

Well F***

500 - 5 League Titles
400 - 4 Cups
390 - League Goals

1290 points

Bonus - Profiles of my players

Strating 11 + Elm who was ineligible for CL

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02-08-15, 10:14 AM
Gutted about CL final

But you smashed my score and take the lead in the challenge


I seem to remember I had 25m in bank but only allowed £4m transfer fees and wages low - so indeed hard to attract the best

Great job completing tho!

02-08-15, 02:34 PM
Oh, man, last minute of the challenge and I concead a goal :D

Yea, that transfer budget policy is so annoying, but its ok, it makes challenge harder, it was same for both of us, so its fine :D

I think this challenge is doable, I think I was close already in season 3...then those Italians and 88th minute -.- I think its possible to do in 3 seasons with a bit of luck, which I obviously didn't have much in Champions League...

21-08-15, 03:09 PM
The third season was completed almost a month ago, but I have only just got round to getting a chance to write it up. Getting the boring stuff over, it was another League and cup double, but it was not as easy as it looks. At the mid point we actualy trailed Odd Grenland, who then had a horrific second half to their season. The talking point was not our title, but Rosenborg's relegation (their supporters are questioning the Viking selection for the penultimate league game where Haugesund beat us 7-4. Obviously, with the league won, I was concentrating on the European games).


After beating Hammerfest, Fredrikstad, Kristiansund, and Lillestrom, we needed a replay against Rosenborg in the cup semi final. The final saw us beat Odd Grenland 1-0 to take the cup for the 3rd year running.

Europe was much moreinteresting. As we left the story at the end of last year, we were at 0-0 with HNK Rijeka of Croatia after the first leg of the second round proper of the UEFA cup. Back home and we deservedly won 3-1 to set up a tie with Spartak Moscow. In the home game, we conceded early but quickly equalised. At 1-1 it didn't look good, especially with that away goal for the Russians. It got worse when they took the lead just after half time in the second leg, but with 20minutes left, Patrik Ulekliev (with a rare start in central defence) got on the end of a freekick to tie the aggregate score. Deep into injury time and looking to make a final change before extra time, Jarstein conceded a penalty. There was no red card for the keeper, but he still couldn't stop Belozenov converting. So close, but we looked doomed. From the kickoff, Bilyaletdenov slipped, Tvieta pounced 2-2 we went through on away goals. Best extra time ever !

Lazio ended the run. Trailing 4-3 from the first leg in Italy, we had a chance, but Gaitan ended any hope of a miracle result with the only goal of the game. On the whole, not a bad run.

After the summer it was our first Champions League qualification where we started in the second round with a 5-3 win over Latvian outfit Metalurgs. That gave us 2 legs against Munchengladbach to get through to the group stage, and a 1-0 defeat in Germany gave us a great chance. That looked to be killed off when Keisling gave them an early away goal to leave us needing 3 to get through. No chance …. except ….. 14 minutes played and Dominguez concedes a penalty and gets a red card. Reginiusen converts and in the celebration, Jantschke headbuts Absalonen to leave the Germans with 9 men. We get 5 more goals to get a surprise qualification to ….. The group of death.

Ajax, Arsenal and Real Madrid. Despite being 90 secods away from getting a point in Madrid, leading against them at home and at the Emerates, we lost all 5 of our opening games. Into the final game and strangely we still had a chance to make the UEFA cup as Ajax had lost all of their other games and had just 3 points. If we could win 2-0, we would match them on head to head and beat them on goal difference. Tough, but not impossible. We did just that by half time and were on course to go through. They then grabbed a vital away goal, but back we came and Hansebjer put us 3-1 up. We needed just 1 more … which we got with the final kick of the match !

The UEFA cup may not count for any points, but the dream goes on and we have Champions League again next year.

There was quite a bit of transfer activity mainly in the defence and the Keepers. Jarstein had to go as he was pissing off too many others and was not going to sign another deal. Berisha was almost permanently injured. I have some top quality defenders in Rogne, Reginiusen, Hovland and Milosovic, while Yttergard Jensen has been Norwegian player of the year for the last 2 years

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a558/iankjack/USER-PC/EasyCapture1_zps9vrypure.png~original http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a558/iankjack/USER-PC/EasyCapture3_zpsa4g7ayys.png~original

The squad now has 8 Danes, 10 Swedes and 21 Norwegians. There are 2 bosman deals lined up and 3 players transfer listed.

By my count I had 337 points from my second season. 100 from the league, 100 from the cup and 54 league goals, which takes me to 591 after 3 seasons.

08-10-15, 02:13 PM
Finally completed my 4th and penultimate season. (only taken me 6 weeks to complete a season !)

I'll start with the European campaign where at the end of last season we left it hanging with a 4-1 home win against Ajax to pick up our first Group stage points, and these 3 points were enough to move above Ajax on goal difference into the UEFA Cup place. Vitesse Arnhem gave us a chance to progress. We looked like getting a 0-0 draw away only to concede in the 82nd minute. 30 seconds later and it was 1-1 thanks to Omoijuanfo's headed equaliser. Back home and twice Elyounoussi put us ahead and twice Derksen equalised. De Lanlay made it 3-2 then 4-2 which they instantly pulled back to 4-3 and a tense final 15 mins. We were through to face Zenith. A cracking away tie set the scene. We came from behind to lead 2-1 and ultimately draw 2-2. Right back Vilskik (a new signing) scored the only goal of the second leg to put us in the quarter final.

Over to Spain and Mallorca who twice led, but eventually went down 3-2, Elyounoussi with the winner. An early strike from Omoijuanfo left the visitors needing 3. They got 1 and we had a semi final back in Spain. Sevilla were the hosts for the first leg and Omoijuanfo took advantage of their hospitality with 2 goals. He got another back home, as did de Lanlay and the aggregate score of 4-1 was just as easy as it sounds. We were in the UEFA Cup final !

Leverkusen in Brussels for the biggest game in Viking history. Atight first half left it closely balanced at 0-0. Annan scored for the German's early in the second half, and it looked like we had lost our chance. De Lanlay somehow found an equaliser then, probably against the run of play, another of my new boys, Kim Ove Riksvold went on a solo run down the left and cut inside to beat the keeper at his near post.

We had only bloody won the UEFA Cup. No points in this challenge, but good omens for next year.


Onto the squad changes, and some significant moves.

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Going out, Strand and Stoor were too old. Rasmussen and N.B Neilen had been my key strikers, but couldn't score for toffee. The others were not good enough or wanting away and ito final year of contract

Coming in, Vilsvik will be my 1st choice right back. Riksvold will fight for the winger roles and Qvist will be in the rotation for striker, with Elyounoussi and Omoijuanfo. Bech and Olsen are in contention for midfield.

The squad now has 8 Danes, 11 Swedes and 20 Norwegians. There is 1 bosman deal lined up and 1 player transfer listed.

Domestically it was not exactly plain sailing. Having won the cup 3 years on the spin, we went out at the first hurdle where Ostsiden pulled off a shock 1-0 win.

Dropping 5 points in the first 3 games, and having a lot of games postponed due to European commitments, it left us playing catch up for much of the season. Odd Grenland were the front runners and took 4 points off us on way to a 10 point lead at one stage. Gradually we pulled them back in and took top spot with 5 games to play. That should have been that, but a 0-0 draw at home to Sarpsborg in the penultimate game gave Odd Grenland the chance to reclaim top spot by a point.

Due to European commitments for both sides, all fixtures had been played except Molde v Odd and Lov-Ham v Viking. Despite complaints from the Odd management, their game would be played on the Wednesday and ours on the Thursday. The pressure got to them. It finished 0-0 and we had a chance. Elyounoussi, Qvist and Ostlund all scored in the first 30 minutes as we cruised to a 3-1 win and another title. But it was bloody close and next year I'll ditch non point scoring tournaments early.


By my count I had 591 points from my third season. 100 from the league and 50 league goals, takes me to 741 after 4 seasons.

09-10-15, 11:26 AM
Wow - you made hard work of league

Big shocker in cup :(

But what a result in UEFA! An acing stuff and surely done good cash and reputation?
But I'm sure in this challenge no matter what cash u gave the wage budget doesn't increase much?
De Lanley :hail:

27-11-15, 04:32 PM
Mission completed.

I left off the last update having won the league title in my 4th season, but didn't update on that season of European football. But first, a small distraction. Winning the UEFA Cup last time round may not have won any challenge points, but it did get us into the World Club Championships, and with no domestic football to interfere, that was not the chore that it often is. In the group, Sport Recife looked to be the toughest opponents, but a 2-1 win over them, followed by 1-0 against Monterrey had us in the semi final even before we lost to Al Gharafa 1-3. We could have drawn Morelia, but fate had other ideas and it was Barcelona for a place in the final. Elyounoussi gave us a surprise first half lead which we held until 70 mins when Messi curled in an equaliser. 7 minutes from time, Fabregas grabbed the winner and we were left to play Morelia for 3rd place. It was the second time that Messi had broken our hearts as it was his 110th minute effort that had earlier won the Super Cup.


More importantly, Europe and a second crack at the Champions League. We may have been UEFA cup champions, but we still had to join at the 2nd Qualifying stage. Danish Outfit AGF couldn't recover from a 0-0 homeleg and we got them 2-0 back in Stavanger. Next up Celtic …. I wanted this one. A crazy opening saw us 2-1 up after 17 minutes. Anthony Watt made it 2-2 only for Omoijuanfo to grab a late winner. Going to Glasgow and Celtic looked favourites. Johnny Russell put them ahead on away goals in the first half at Parkhead and with our strikers misfiring, I thought that might be it. On the stroke of ½ time, our only effort on target, found the back of the net and Lasse Qvist had put us through ! Only Porto, Shakhtar and Juventus to face !

To cut a long story short


To be honest, we should have got a point in Turin to top the group (1 shot on target from 8 attemps) but I'm not complaining. What I did complain about was Bayern, Chelsea and Zenit.

To cut a long story short


We got it on the head to head with Chelsea. Elyounoussi's 2 goals in 4 minutes in the first game was crucial, but also the nail-biter 0-0 draw with Bayern in the final game. Alexander Milosovic at the heart of the defence played a blinder and neither Gomez nor Mandzucic got a sniff of a chance.

Quarter final and it was the 3rd and 4th encounters with Barcelona this year. They had narrowly won the first 2 and nobody gave us a prayer for the first leg at Camp Nou. A yellow card for Tim Cahill in the first minute told me we were up for it. Yann-Erik de Lanlay whacked the freekick into Valdez top corner and the silence was deafening. Typically, Messi levelled in the 25th minute, but another freekick and Vilsvik found Qvist's head. 2 shots, 2 goals. Another break and de Lanlay made it 3 shots and 3 goals putting us in dreamland. That is how it stayed until 5 minutes from time. Fabregas grabbed a goal back and Barca through every one forward. A long punt to clear, Omoijuanfo headed on Qvist was clear 4-2 !!!! That was atleast a score to defend in the second leg. Messi scored a dodgy penalty, but that was cancelled out by a Haraldsen effort before the break. Badstuber put them back in front, but they still needed 2 more, and we shut up shop.

We had a semi final with Real Madrid (Bayern v Inter was the other tie, so there was no good option). First leg at the Bernabeu and with 78 minutes played we were 1 down thanks to Benzema's first half strike. No problem, settle for that and all to play for in the second leg. That was when Regineusen took out Ozil. Red card and a penalty. Norring saved Kagawa's spot kick, but with just 10 men, we couldn't survive for long. Benzema and Cabaye made it 3-0, and no chance to progress. In fact we lost at home, 1-0 to Carlos Vela.

Dream over and one more chance to win the Champions League.

Transfers, and there were 3 notable departures for my final year. Ohi Omoijuanfo, Thomas Rogne and Mikkel Anderssen were all whining on about wanting to play for a bigger club. It was unsettling the squad, so they had to go. Anzi, Q.P.R. And Hannover …. bigger clubs my arse.

Omoijuanfo was replaced up front by Mos (you may recall he had been on loan previously … no I didn't either) Sebastien Holmen took Rogne's place and we already had 3 keepers. Perhaps the best business was the capture of Matts Daehli from Man Utd firstly on loan and then a Bosman. Him and Yttergaard Jensen in midfield were a phenomenal partnership.

Back to the domestic game and virtually nobody could live with us. It was another league and cup double. 66 points and 70 goals were both league records.


Just the final assault on Europe to end this challenge (which I started on the 15th of March !). As a result of making last years semi final and winning the UEFA cup the year before, we had automatic qualification for the group stage. As one of the seeded sides, we should have got a better draw, but Basel, Besiktas and Chelsea (again) said different.

A 1-0 home win over Besiktas was a solid start, but that was reversed when we went to London and lost 3-0 to Chelsea. Back-to-back wins over Basel 2-0 and 2-1 put us in control again, but a red card for Norring resulted in a 3-1 win for Besiktas in Turkey.

What I hadn't mentioned was the other games. Basel had lost every match, and the others had all been home games. The table therefore had Chelsea on 12 points, with Besiktas and ourselves on 9 (Besiktas had the better goal difference on head to head). We therefore had to beat Chelsea and hope that Basel would get their first point. A 4-0 win to us would get the calculators out.

We went for it. Qvist 13th minute. Qvist 24th minute. Now it was interesting, but Besiktas also had a lead. Qvist 68th minute hat-trick was matched by a Basel equaliser. Very interesting ! Besiktas retake the lead in Switzerland. By my count, another goal would put us through and Chelsea out (better head to head). In to injury time and Qvist goes down … penalty …. given ! Daehli grabs the ball from Qvist who would have been on for his 4th. Daehli puts it on the spot. A short run up and Forster saves.


I don't think that I have ever gone out with 12 points before. Gutted, especially as I had captured Labinot Harbuzi from Gottenburg and was close to a deal with 36 year old Zlatan Ibrahimovic (offer not far from what he wants) to take him from Man City. That might have made the rest of the European season interesting.

There are no points for the UEFA Cup, so the challenge stops here. I'll load up the screen shots later, but for now, 741 points from my fourth season. 100 from the league, 100 from the cup and 70 league goals, takes me to 1011 after 5 seasons.

Edit: count has gone wrong somewhere. When I add it all up, it comes to 907 !

29-11-15, 02:23 AM
Unlucky drawing Barca in WCC

Amazing journey in that 1st CL - I was amazed you hit out if those groups!
And then to best Barca :hail:

Highly unfortunate in the last CL outing - very harsh going out in 12 points

Well done for completing it though mate :ok:

12-04-18, 10:31 AM
1-Double nationality ok?
2-The rule with 5 swedish+5 norwegian+5 danish viking in the squad: At the 1st game of the 1st season or at the first game of the 2nd season?
3-In the first season, -1 each game played by "strangers" only for the player who are in the team at the end of the 1st season or if you sold them before the end of the 1st season it's ok?


17-07-18, 06:13 AM
What setting are you guys using? I'm running this on 3.9.68 Tapanified 2.21starting year 2012 (so that I can start Norway league 2013) but the game crashed on October 25 after I finished the first season. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

21-07-18, 03:45 AM
Restarted this with 3.9.68 no Tapanified, tested on holiday mode run smoothly.

22-07-18, 06:58 AM
Finished the first season, Beginning Squad

https://preview.ibb.co/fNaugy/1b.jpg (https://ibb.co/cP7kod)

Non-eligible players are shipped out (none of them play for us during the season).

https://preview.ibb.co/iaJVMy/p1out.jpg (https://ibb.co/kmUsZJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/btD2ZJ/o1.jpg (https://ibb.co/kmcUEJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/gnCwuJ/o2.jpg (https://ibb.co/j060My)
https://preview.ibb.co/e8fhZJ/o3.jpg (https://ibb.co/goyEgy)
https://preview.ibb.co/d7hJ8d/o4.jpg (https://ibb.co/mDpy8d)
https://preview.ibb.co/n0t2ZJ/o5.jpg (https://ibb.co/hVpLMy)
https://preview.ibb.co/bx4WTd/o6.jpg (https://ibb.co/gDR0My)
https://preview.ibb.co/nPZWTd/o7.jpg (https://ibb.co/m0hwuJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/mcKLMy/o8.jpg (https://ibb.co/nQMpEJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/frsJ8d/o9.jpg (https://ibb.co/dAZn1y)
https://preview.ibb.co/huQo8d/o10.jpg (https://ibb.co/bOcPgy)


https://preview.ibb.co/bZCqMy/tactic.jpg (https://ibb.co/j2jgTd)

Appearance at the end of first season and nationality. More danish players to sign

https://preview.ibb.co/d6rNZJ/app1.jpg (https://ibb.co/mg6BTd)
https://preview.ibb.co/e1dQod/app1b.jpg (https://ibb.co/ggxwuJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/c12UEJ/nat1e.jpg (https://ibb.co/c9kS1y)
https://preview.ibb.co/e5MpEJ/nat1eb.jpg (https://ibb.co/fzMZgy)

League competition was really close. Our defence is has lot of room for improvement +100 +56

https://preview.ibb.co/ie0GuJ/league1.jpg (https://ibb.co/cbM0My)
https://preview.ibb.co/gj271y/league1b.jpg (https://ibb.co/dAirTd)

Knocked out during quater final of domestic cup

https://preview.ibb.co/gx99EJ/cup1.jpg (https://ibb.co/ikBd8d)

Season #1: 156 points

We also lose some of decent player as i couldn't renew their contract in the first season, including Jarstein and Neilsen

https://preview.ibb.co/gX2CZJ/out1.jpg (https://ibb.co/fsjgTd)
https://preview.ibb.co/h4fMTd/out2.jpg (https://ibb.co/f0Dx1y)

Beginning squad of season #2

https://preview.ibb.co/k6JEgy/2b.jpg (https://ibb.co/mcA5od)
https://preview.ibb.co/eEXkod/2br.jpg (https://ibb.co/gePLMy)

22-07-18, 04:33 PM
Norwegian Cup Winners +100

https://preview.ibb.co/j0o4zJ/cup2.jpg (https://ibb.co/h44cKJ)

Did not aware that season change in Dec so no screenshot for league table. So i provide fixtures instead sorry for that +100 +62

https://preview.ibb.co/jJKBeJ/f21.jpg (https://ibb.co/ci4Nmy)
https://preview.ibb.co/cXg2my/f22.jpg (https://ibb.co/fa8RDd)
https://preview.ibb.co/bY78Ry/f23.jpg (https://ibb.co/dM9cKJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/gNTF6y/f24.jpg (https://ibb.co/bEqjzJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/cYOttd/league2.jpg (https://ibb.co/mAMPzJ)

Did pretty well during phase 1 group stage of champions cup but couldn't make it in phase 2

https://preview.ibb.co/e6jYtd/cl2a.jpg (https://ibb.co/hf4oRy)
https://preview.ibb.co/hi9zYd/cl2.jpg (https://ibb.co/bK4Ytd)

Season #2: 262 points

Beginning squad of season #3

https://preview.ibb.co/c6Gcmy/s3b.jpg (https://ibb.co/jBdZYd)
https://preview.ibb.co/gjrA6y/s3br.jpg (https://ibb.co/ewqgDd)
https://preview.ibb.co/fjkgDd/s3br2.jpg (https://ibb.co/eqjxmy)

Poor performance for domestic cup

https://preview.ibb.co/epoORy/cup3.jpg (https://ibb.co/j5AsKJ)

League winner +100 +63

https://preview.ibb.co/fdGzzJ/league3.jpg (https://ibb.co/d6fReJ)

Same as last year phase 2 group stage for CL

https://preview.ibb.co/n3Uxmy/cl3.jpg (https://ibb.co/iLi1Dd)

Season #3: 163 points

Beginning squad of season #4

https://preview.ibb.co/eQAv6y/s4b1.jpg (https://ibb.co/gykTRy)
https://preview.ibb.co/hpg2my/s4b2.jpg (https://ibb.co/f8NWeJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/iGx8Ry/s4br.jpg (https://ibb.co/i8EBeJ)

24-07-18, 05:16 PM
Turn out to be a good year. We won league title and Norwegian cup. Lost during qualification stage of CL. +100 +56 +100

https://preview.ibb.co/dZNcr8/league4.jpg (https://ibb.co/jri6jT)
https://preview.ibb.co/ki7cr8/cup4.jpg (https://ibb.co/cGamjT)
https://preview.ibb.co/jfqK4T/cl4.jpg (https://ibb.co/dOUqB8)

Season #4: 256 points

Beginning squad of season #5

https://preview.ibb.co/bA0ado/5sq1.jpg (https://ibb.co/jcWRjT)
https://preview.ibb.co/geHz4T/5sq2.jpg (https://ibb.co/eEPOW8)
https://preview.ibb.co/fAyiW8/5sq3.jpg (https://ibb.co/hhYHr8)

This year Rosenborg just become super strong. We finished 2nd place in league. Also lost to Rosenborg during Norwegian cup final. +61

https://preview.ibb.co/kSC2r8/league5.jpg (https://ibb.co/dsxDyo)
https://preview.ibb.co/cRURJo/cup5.jpg (https://ibb.co/k2jFB8)

Lost to PSG during quarter final of CL (both legs)

https://preview.ibb.co/fm944T/cl5.jpg (https://ibb.co/gB2fdo)

Season #5: 61 points

Total points for the challenge = 156+266+163+256+61 = 902 points

05-01-19, 06:04 PM
Still not seeing enough evidence for 156 pts for season one (year 2002) as I can only see 100 pts for the league win, nothing for goals scored as the screenshots you've posted are for season two (2003).

05-01-19, 06:50 PM
Still not seeing enough evidence for 156 pts for season one (year 2002) as I can only see 100 pts for the league win, nothing for goals scored as the screenshots you've posted are for season two (2003).


League competition was really close. Our defence is has lot of room for improvement +100 +56

https://preview.ibb.co/ie0GuJ/league1.jpg (https://ibb.co/cbM0My)
https://preview.ibb.co/gj271y/league1b.jpg (https://ibb.co/dAirTd)

Summary of points for this challenge is not the same as my usual format/order. Appology for any inconveniences. Thanks

05-01-19, 06:52 PM
Don't ask me how I missed that entire post :lol: