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Craig Forrest
04-03-12, 04:37 AM
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/9611/europeancup.jpg (http://img7.imageshack.us/i/europeancup.jpg/)

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/4003/ajax.png (http://img853.imageshack.us/i/ajax.png/)http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/2177/milanxh.png (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/milanxh.png/)




The 1995 European Cup final (That's the Champions League to you kids) saw AC Milan paired against Ajax Amsterdam. Two great football giants of the past, one the epitome of the modern era of football with its big name signings huge transfer fees and glamour. The other a member of football royalty trying to adapt to a sport that was becoming increasingly more about money and leaving it behind.


Milan under the stewardship of Fabio Capello were the reigning European Champions and the dominant force in European football. Ajax were the surprise package and had in fact exceeded all expectations just by reaching the final. They were made up of a largely unknown group of young players who were barely in long trousers. Everyone expected them to be cannon fodder for the mighty Milan. It's a funny old game...

Your job is to take control of AC Milan and continue their dominance of European football. In doing so you must adhere to the philosophy of the club and only sign experienced established internationals.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1481/baresi.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/baresi.jpg/)


The Rules

This is a 6 season challenge to be completed only with the original CM 01/02 database. Season 1 is a non scoring season which you must use to get rid of any player that is 31 years old or younger. Seasons 2-6 (5 seasons) will be used to accumulate as many trophies as possible with particular emphasis on winning the CL.

At the start of every season you must not have any player in the squad that is 31 or younger. Players that turn 32 during the season are sign-able but only once they have turned 32. In addition to this any signings must have represented their country at full international level.

If you can't ship out all your players in season 1 you cannot score points in season 2 so this should be your priority!

Being the embodiment of Italian football you must adhere strictly to 4-4-2 Defensive. You can use movement arrows but no WIB/WOB and mentality must be set to Defensive.

As a way of introducing a bonus, any player that was in the AC Milan match day squad for the 1995 final is fair game and will attract points if they play the required number of games. These players are exempt from the age restrictions.

Scoring

Serie A title = 100 points
Italian Cup = 50 points
UEFA Cup = 200 points
European Cup = 400 points
Keeping a clean sheet in any competitive match = 5 points
Season bonus for 1995 player (Milan players only) = 25 points (player must play a minimum of 25 matches)
European Award for players = 10 points


Hopefully the masochists out there will enjoy being restricted by the formation and defensive nature of the challenge. There are loads of great old players to use during the 6 seasons but beware that you will need to start shipping players out early as there is a fair amount in the squad that need to go. It will break your heart to sell Shevchenko http://champman0102.co.uk/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif

Screenies of the fixture list and the age of your players is required for each season as well as the usual results based pics.



http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/08/14/article-0-0610781E000005DC-631_468x406.jpg




The official match day squads for the 1995 final



http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/1945/ajaxlineup.jpg (http://img851.imageshack.us/i/ajaxlineup.jpg/)http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/9779/milanlineup.jpg (http://img855.imageshack.us/i/milanlineup.jpg/)

You can choose to create the game yourself, or download a pre-loaded save
Save Game
http://champman0102.co.uk/downloads.php?do=file&id=248

Jesus
11-07-12, 05:03 PM
Season One - The Culling

Think I'll keep this one short and sweet as no points can be scored.

I started by determining my strategy; I would raffle my players off gradually throughout the season and bring in my future prospects in order to keep team harmony and hopefully get a few good results along the way. I adopted a 4-4-2 Defensive formation and built a nice little shortlist of targets for the upcoming season. My 4-4-2 Defensive paid off well throughout the season and we finished third. I was pleased to see that Roma did not romp the league as it took them up to the 33rd game of the season to seal the title with us only being five points behind on the final day. Unfortunately I did not fair too well in the cups and was eliminated in the UEFA Cup Fourth Round and the Italian Cup Semi-Final. Thankfully the strong league finish meant that the board were satisfied with my performance.

The squad clear out had amassed a massive war chest of over £100million and I was able to bring my targets throughout the season with ease. The combined bill of my new squad was roughly £45million which left a massive profit for the clubs owners to wank over. I also ensured that I snared the signings of as many 1995 Cup Final players as possible and marked them with a cross in order to identify their worth. The last thing I checked was their international record and only Paulo Di Canio didn't make the grade (I had panic bought him during the first season) and so he was shipped out.

Season two to follow..

AMC
11-07-12, 09:29 PM
3rd ain't a bad achievement at all mate, especially with all the chopping and changing you were doing throughout the season, but the cup form is a slight concern.

What signings did you make apart from Di Canio?

Jesus
24-09-12, 08:25 PM
Took too long to reply to this, only just got around to opening the save game up. Season One saw the signings of:

- Le Saux
- Djorkaeff
- Ielpo
- Eranio*
- Desailly*
- Donadoni*
- Batty
- Panucci*
- Simone*
- Romário
- Galli*
- Paulo Ségio
- Benarrivo
- Stevic.

(Those marked with a star are '95 Cup Final players)

The above were signed for a combined total of £31.5million. Not a bad amount spent for such a talented and experienced team.

zaprianovbg
15-06-13, 11:49 AM
So no matter if I am loosing or in a draw with weak teams, mentality should be defensive?

AMC
15-06-13, 11:51 AM
Yep.

AMC
03-11-16, 11:47 AM
Think I'll have a crack at this, just to clarify when it says original database does that mean .60 or can .65, .67 or .68 be used?

Edit: I'll just download the save to use :D

AMC
09-11-16, 06:49 PM
Link no longer valid for the save so back to the original question with the databases I'm afraid CF/AJ.

kikivampy
20-04-17, 11:42 AM
A question: the bonus for the player of 25pts is too for players who are in Milan when we take the team (like Maldini)? In this case, it's different from the Ajax challenge (no points for Litmanen).

AMC
20-04-17, 12:06 PM
It should do, Fred Grim got points in the Ajax challenge from what I remember, Litmanen weren't at Ajax to begin with either was he?

kikivampy
20-04-17, 04:00 PM
Litmanen alone from 1995 at Ajax, Fred Grim retired in my ODB 3.68...

AMC
20-04-17, 04:14 PM
So on 3.9.68 Litmanen was already at Ajax? You should have been counting points for him, as I did with Grim on my 3.9.60 game.

kikivampy
20-04-17, 04:22 PM
Ok! :)
It won't change nothing...I don't and won't have a top team to win the Champion's Cup...

kikivampy
27-04-17, 04:11 PM
Finished 6th in the first season and UEFA Cup winner...
Sold my best players...
A tip before begining the second season? All my old players are tired 2 days before the first game...

kikivampy
02-05-17, 04:53 PM
I didn't know that Silvio Berlusconi was so patient...
Finishing 12th!!! Alone! And nobody helps me!!! :tsk:

No players under 32 before the first match:
http://imgur.com/a/wJKIz

22 clean sheets = 110pts
http://imgur.com/a/BgzVD

My 10 players from the 1995 final = 250pts
http://imgur.com/a/4GxYS

Total challenge: 360pts

Here my regular team and tactic...
http://imgur.com/a/SkPE6

Help me!!! It's unplayable with a NWW tactic in my opinion...

kikivampy
06-05-17, 09:04 AM
Sacked on the first cup match of the season 3.
A challenge that you can resume like: be able to last longer...
I undestand why only 2 people played this challenge...
With a 4-4-2 tactic non wib wob (mentality defensive) tested in the condition of Degraafschap test, descent one, 61pts comparing to my 4-4-2 flat one (62pts) and more than the default tactic I always play with (4-1-3-2): 59,4pts... Really don't undestand how you can play 6 seasons with a 4-4-2 NWW tactic defensive managing Milan...
This challenge would be more interesting with only the NWW tactic restriction,
or another suggestion without changing the rules: indicate clearly that it will be so difficult that your mission is to stay the more games you can!!!
Seriously, to get better, wich NWW tactic and wich strategy did you use NormandyWept and Redknapp69?

generalsmuts
16-05-17, 01:50 PM
Fantastic first season marred only by retirements hampering my points potentials going forward. The defensive nature and winning most games 1-0 is a grind but winning is winning!

Star signings have been Shearer, Canizares, Desailly, Pannucci, Suker and Lizarazu and Bosvelt and Couto have been steady contributors. Got Bergkamp, Chiesa and Cocu coming in this season and legends like Baggio, Di Matteo, Schmeichel and Djorkaeff in the reserves to make up the numbers so my squad stopped moaning about depth.

Just had to reload the save thanks to Boban retiring immediately due to injury and me not being able to get a screenshot of his games beforehand. Hope this isn't viewed as cheating at all! I had Ielpo for last season but he retired before he could start scoring points.

Points for scoring season 1 then;

Serie A title = 0 points (finished 2nd to Roma)
Italian Cup = 50 points
European Cup = 400 points (Beat Roma on penalties in the final)
Keeping a clean sheet in any competitive match = 175 points (35 clean sheets)
Season bonus for 1995 player = 300 points (Pannucci, Maldini, Costacurta, Galli, Boban, Albertini, Desailly, Simone, Stroppa, Lentini, Donadoni, Rossi)
European Award for players = 30 points (Shearer European Footballer Of The Year and Striker of the Year, Maldini Defender of the Year)

TOTAL = 955 points

EDITED TO INCLUDE EUROPEAN AWARDS

kikivampy
16-05-17, 08:44 PM
What is the tactic you use?

generalsmuts
16-05-17, 10:40 PM
Just the default 4-4-2 Defensive setting like it says in the OP. Boring but effective.

My advice - sign Alan Shearer in August of season 2 (first scoring season) when he turns 32. Goal machine even in this defensive formation.

kikivampy
16-05-17, 11:22 PM
???
The default 4-4-2 defensive is the worst default tactic of the game... 42pts with the DeGraafschap test.
I signed Shearer in the second year too...
So, if you talk about the default 4-4-2 defensive, it's without changing anything, I suposed you change or create something.
And If I have understood the rules, you have to play with a strict 4-4-2 with defensive mentality, no mention of the default tactic!
For me you can't play with the 4-4-2 defensive default tactic because it's not a stric 4-4-2 (2 defensive midfielders not on the same line of the others) and mentality isn't in defensive mode (normal I think)...
The boss of the Officials Challenge will make a decision on the matter!!!
:fencing:

AMC
17-05-17, 09:12 AM
Being the embodiment of Italian football you must adhere strictly to 4-4-2 Defensive. You can use movement arrows but no WIB/WOB and mentality must be set to Defensive.

So you have to use the default 4-4-2 defensive tactic (the one with two DMC's), and you can't wib wob or change mentality but you can use movement arrows, so you can have arrows on the DMC to MC etc

kikivampy
17-05-17, 11:32 AM
Ok, thanks for the precision, but the mentality of the 4 4 2 defensive default tactic is NORMAL!!! If I understand , you have to change the mentality to defensive.
So i have not respected the rules for the tactic (it did not help me!!! ;)).
However, i've tested a lot of tactics, and I'm surprised that you can succeed this challenge with a base in 4 4 2 defensive, even with arrows (it's the worst default tactic).
Please Generalsmuts, if your third year is another time a success, can you post the tactic you used? I'm curious, and perhaps that I will make this challenge again!!!

generalsmuts
17-05-17, 01:52 PM
I'm half way into season 3 and it's already going downhill! Looking like a massive fluke last season.

kikivampy
17-05-17, 01:59 PM
Perhaps lucky second season!!!
Good luck to save your head!!!!
tell us how it finished!

generalsmuts
31-05-17, 02:19 PM
Fantastic first season marred only by retirements hampering my points potentials going forward. The defensive nature and winning most games 1-0 is a grind but winning is winning!

Star signings have been Shearer, Canizares, Desailly, Pannucci, Suker and Lizarazu and Bosvelt and Couto have been steady contributors. Got Bergkamp, Chiesa and Cocu coming in this season and legends like Baggio, Di Matteo, Schmeichel and Djorkaeff in the reserves to make up the numbers so my squad stopped moaning about depth.

Just had to reload the save thanks to Boban retiring immediately due to injury and me not being able to get a screenshot of his games beforehand. Hope this isn't viewed as cheating at all! I had Ielpo for last season but he retired before he could start scoring points.

Points for scoring season 1 then;

Serie A title = 0 points (finished 2nd to Roma)
Italian Cup = 50 points
European Cup = 400 points (Beat Roma on penalties in the final)
Keeping a clean sheet in any competitive match = 175 points (35 clean sheets)
Season bonus for 1995 player = 300 points (Pannucci, Maldini, Costacurta, Galli, Boban, Albertini, Desailly, Simone, Stroppa, Lentini, Donadoni, Rossi)
European Award for players = 30 points (Shearer European Footballer Of The Year and Striker of the Year, Maldini Defender of the Year)

TOTAL = 955 points

EDITED TO INCLUDE EUROPEAN AWARDS

Very much a fluke last season and this one was a real slog. Barely competitive in the league and the 1-0's only increased this season.

Points for scoring season 2:

Serie A title = 0 points (finished 5th)
Italian Cup = 50 points
European Cup = 0 points (beaten by Ajax ironically)
Keeping a clean sheet in any competitive match = 125 points (25 clean sheets)
Season bonus for 1995 player = 275 points (Pannucci, Maldini, Albertini, Desailly, Eranio (I've doubled his score this season as I didn't account for him in last seasons points), Simone, Stroppa, Lentini, Donadoni, Rossi)
European Award for players = 0 points

TOTAL POINTS - 450 points

Faceless
19-09-18, 04:07 PM
As i already finished the first part of challenge#17, can't help but feel obligate to finish part two.This might be the most difficult challenge i have taken so far.

Season 1: 0 points

Tactic with defensive mentality: To me, this is the reason why this challenge is so tough

https://preview.ibb.co/c8QRsK/tac.jpg (https://ibb.co/jDoPez)

League: Finished 8th place in Serie A. Now i know that my main objective is not to conquer but to survive.

https://preview.ibb.co/cEpVKz/league.jpg (https://ibb.co/nsXjez)

Cup: UEFA Cup Winner (with very little eligible players due to heavily transfer). No points but this mean the board won't fire me yet.

https://preview.ibb.co/dE1czz/cup.jpg (https://ibb.co/fnbAKz)
https://preview.ibb.co/b4bXXK/cup2.jpg (https://ibb.co/iW8Pez)

Transfer


https://preview.ibb.co/kO6zCK/tin01.jpg (https://ibb.co/nwgXXK)
https://preview.ibb.co/d0Cvme/tin02.jpg (https://ibb.co/eQ4VKz)


Beginning Squad: All players are 32 or older except 1995 squad.


https://preview.ibb.co/hcwXXK/sq.jpg (https://ibb.co/iYgzCK)
https://preview.ibb.co/dQpmsK/sqr.jpg (https://ibb.co/cjVFme)


Only non-1995 squad with an age of 32 requires date of birth to prove that they are 32 at date of transfer.


https://preview.ibb.co/jZN0Kz/p1.jpg (https://ibb.co/m7xZez)
https://preview.ibb.co/m5efKz/p2.jpg (https://ibb.co/fQ8J6e)
https://preview.ibb.co/hjv9CK/p3.jpg (https://ibb.co/iGWhXK)
https://preview.ibb.co/iRXZez/p4.jpg (https://ibb.co/iwghXK)
https://preview.ibb.co/iVUfKz/p5.jpg (https://ibb.co/cCOUCK)
https://preview.ibb.co/b5GhXK/p6.jpg (https://ibb.co/gNcBRe)


Some players already lost confidence in me.....


https://preview.ibb.co/ihpEez/lost1.jpg (https://ibb.co/guokme)
https://preview.ibb.co/dOFLKz/lost2.jpg (https://ibb.co/fwruez)
https://preview.ibb.co/dB4rRe/lost3.jpg (https://ibb.co/fjeQme)

Airwick
22-09-18, 08:15 AM
[CENTER]

You can choose to create the game yourself, or download a pre-loaded save
Save Game
http://champman0102.co.uk/downloads.php?do=file&id=248

The download link is dead. Can you please upload the savegame again?

Faceless
23-09-18, 03:31 PM
Season2

One more transfer from previous secreenshots, Petit


https://preview.ibb.co/fEqP49/petit.jpg (https://ibb.co/dYXtxU)
https://preview.ibb.co/fxstxU/t2.jpg (https://ibb.co/ev8Bj9)


Did better than expected guess i will survive next season too. Finished 3rd place in league, Italian cup runner up, UEFA cup runner up: 0 points


https://preview.ibb.co/hjudWp/cup.jpg (https://ibb.co/fBJ5Bp)
https://preview.ibb.co/e7FVcU/domesticcup.jpg (https://ibb.co/hhakBp)
https://preview.ibb.co/gV0JWp/league1.jpg (https://ibb.co/bEeqcU)
https://preview.ibb.co/c9HnP9/league2.jpg (https://ibb.co/nfG3xU)


31 clean sheets: 155 points


************************************************** **********************************************
AC Milan - Wednesday 14th May 2003
************************************************** **********************************************


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2002/3 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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23.8.02 Celtic SCO N Super Cup 0:1 18473
26.8.02 Ancona H Serie A 1:0 59608 Bosvelt
7.9.02 Juventus A Serie A 2:2 59404 Maldini, Desailly
12.9.02 St. Pat's Athletic IRL H UEFA Cup 1st Rnd Leg 1 1:0 63075 Shearer
15.9.02 Fiorentina A Serie A 2:2 46456 Albertini, Taira
22.9.02 Lazio H Serie A 0:1 70873
26.9.02 St. Pat's Athletic IRL A UEFA Cup 1st Rnd Leg 2 4:0 6979 Taira, Shearer 2, Kuka
29.9.02 Atalanta A Serie A 2:0 26686 Kuka 2
13.10.02 Udinese H Serie A 3:0 60856 Fernando Couto, Kuka, R.De Boer
17.10.02 Bordeaux FRA A UEFA Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 0:0 35190
20.10.02 Bologna H Serie A 1:1 60812 Helder
27.10.02 Parma A Serie A 2:0 27983 Seedorf, Shearer
31.10.02 Bordeaux FRA H UEFA Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 4:0 56509 Shearer 3 (2 pens), Kuka
3.11.02 Torino H Serie A 2:1 62269 Shearer pen, Helder
10.11.02 Torino A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 3:0 33735 Shearer 2, R.De Boer
16.11.02 Inter A Serie A 2:2 85417 Shearer, R.De Boer
21.11.02 Paris-SG FRA A UEFA Cup 3rd Rnd Leg 1 3:0 48677 Shearer 2, R.De Boer
24.11.02 Roma H Serie A 1:1 75852 Shearer
27.11.02 Torino H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 3:0 56179 Shearer 2, Bosvelt
1.12.02 Venezia A Serie A 1:0 13485 Shearer pen
5.12.02 Paris-SG FRA H UEFA Cup 3rd Rnd Leg 2 2:0 63143 Shearer 2 (1 pen)
8.12.02 Reggina H Serie A 2:0 65090 Shearer 2 (1 pen)
11.12.02 Atalanta A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 2:2 26717 Shearer 2
15.12.02 Genoa A Serie A 3:0 38982 van Vossen, Shearer, Boksic
8.1.03 Atalanta H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 2:1 74184 Shearer 2 (1 pen)
12.1.03 Lecce A Serie A 2:0 23940 Shearer 2
15.1.03 Bari A Serie A 1:3 43868 van Vossen
19.1.03 Ancona A Serie A 3:2 18289 Desailly, Shearer, Davids
22.1.03 Ancona A Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 1 1:0 16888 Boksic
26.1.03 Juventus H Serie A 1:2 79571 Boksic
29.1.03 Perugia H Serie A 2:0 59963 Kuka, Shearer
2.2.03 Fiorentina H Serie A 1:0 62805 Shearer pen
5.2.03 Ancona H Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 2 1:0 71658 Desailly
8.2.03 Lazio A Serie A 1:0 79375 Shearer pen
16.2.03 Atalanta H Serie A 2:1 64985 Davids 2
22.2.03 Udinese A Serie A 3:1 33583 Albertini, Shearer, Maldini
27.2.03 Liverpool ENG H UEFA Cup 4th Rnd Leg 1 1:0 67334 Shearer pen
2.3.03 Bari H Serie A 4:0 66899 Petit 2, Boksic, Tcheryshev
6.3.03 Liverpool ENG A UEFA Cup 4th Rnd Leg 2 2:0 45316 Tcheryshev, Shearer
9.3.03 Bologna A Serie A 1:3 37972 Shearer
13.3.03 Schalke 04 GER H UEFA Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 1:0 63748 Albertini
16.3.03 Parma H Serie A 3:0 64213 Kuka, Davids, Albertini
18.3.03 Roma H Italian Cup Final Leg 1 0:2 72925
20.3.03 Schalke 04 GER A UEFA Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 1:1 51342 Kuka
29.3.03 Inter H Serie A 0:2 85397
3.4.03 Galatasaray TUR H UEFA Cup Semi Final Leg 1 1:0 66543 Shearer pen
6.4.03 Roma A Serie A 0:0 79340
9.4.03 Torino A Serie A 1:0 38405 Kuka
12.4.03 Venezia H Serie A 3:1 59783 Berg, R.De Boer 2
17.4.03 Galatasaray TUR A UEFA Cup Semi Final Leg 2 0:0 13600
20.4.03 Reggina A Serie A 1:1 27956 Kuka pen
27.4.03 Genoa H Serie A 2:0 61316 Boban, Shearer
1.5.03 Roma A Italian Cup Final Leg 2 0:1 80562
4.5.03 Perugia A Serie A 3:3 27389 Boksic 2, Shearer
11.5.03 Lecce H Serie A 2:1 60873 Boksic, Shearer
14.5.03 Porto POR N UEFA Cup Final 2:3 49953 Shearer, Taira


1995 players with at least 25 matches played: 10 players 250 points


https://preview.ibb.co/ifEnrp/p1.jpg (https://ibb.co/iwfhP9)
https://preview.ibb.co/dXYfBp/p2.jpg (https://ibb.co/f58DWp)
https://preview.ibb.co/eViDWp/p3.jpg (https://ibb.co/nxF5cU)
https://preview.ibb.co/gCMdxU/p4.jpg (https://ibb.co/haUWHU)
https://preview.ibb.co/b5FhP9/p5.jpg (https://ibb.co/gNbBHU)
https://preview.ibb.co/jjRdxU/p6.jpg (https://ibb.co/bHunrp)
https://preview.ibb.co/m6P949/p7.jpg (https://ibb.co/c6HkcU)
https://preview.ibb.co/iMa5cU/p8.jpg (https://ibb.co/n4M0Bp)
https://preview.ibb.co/cM10Bp/p9.jpg (https://ibb.co/f33DWp)
https://preview.ibb.co/hejyxU/p10.jpg (https://ibb.co/f68QcU)


European Award for players: 0 points


https://preview.ibb.co/jXGTxU/pa1.jpg (https://ibb.co/mDaz49)


Total 405 points for this season

Faceless
23-09-18, 03:35 PM
The download link is dead. Can you please upload the savegame again?

https://www.sendspace.com/file/gzczbg

Faceless
29-09-18, 06:42 PM
Season 3

Transfer: During off season i had to let 3 of 1995 players go namely Panucci, Albertini and Seedorf. But i also managed to sign more players as a replacement of retired players


https://preview.ibb.co/kAg2pK/tout0.jpg (https://ibb.co/nqzYwz)
https://preview.ibb.co/bKpBie/tout1.jpg (https://ibb.co/haBfbz)
https://preview.ibb.co/gQ9oUK/tin2.jpg (https://ibb.co/b14NpK)
https://preview.ibb.co/jvfZ3e/t1.jpg (https://ibb.co/nO0Z3e)
https://preview.ibb.co/gGiXpK/t2.jpg (https://ibb.co/cmfqbz)
https://preview.ibb.co/gGZSOe/t3.jpg (https://ibb.co/doESOe)
https://preview.ibb.co/dxjiwz/t4.jpg (https://ibb.co/dLtbGz)
https://preview.ibb.co/iWq1ie/t5.jpg (https://ibb.co/chtyUK)
https://preview.ibb.co/gDiyUK/t6.jpg (https://ibb.co/it1Vbz)
https://preview.ibb.co/jyvTUK/t7.jpg (https://ibb.co/egZ0bz)
https://preview.ibb.co/cg5LRz/t8.jpg (https://ibb.co/gwi76z)
https://preview.ibb.co/iZ4SOe/p10.jpg (https://ibb.co/bzqdUK)


Beginning Squads:

https://preview.ibb.co/dWNQ9K/squad.jpg (https://ibb.co/mN3Abz)

Trophies: 3rd place in Serie A.

https://preview.ibb.co/d1Brie/league1.jpg (https://ibb.co/fgUNpK)
https://preview.ibb.co/jgSWie/league2.jpg (https://ibb.co/nnecOe)

This year our performance highly related to penalty shoot-out. World Championship Semi Final

https://preview.ibb.co/gU0HOe/wc.jpg (https://ibb.co/crEcOe)

Quarter Final of Italian Cup with Inter.

https://preview.ibb.co/dWGP3e/italian_cup.jpg (https://ibb.co/jvMrie)

Champions Cup Final +400 points

https://preview.ibb.co/gdp0bz/cl.jpg (https://ibb.co/e5DRGz)

Clean sheet: 34 games +170 points


************************************************** **********************************************
AC Milan - Tuesday 15th June 2004
************************************************** **********************************************


================================================== ==============================================
2003/4 Fixtures
================================================== ==============================================

Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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29.7.03 Hearts of Oak GHA N World Championship Grp 3 1:0 87450 Boksic
1.8.03 Pumas MEX N World Championship Grp 3 1:0 97951 Shearer
4.8.03 Wollongong Wolves AUS N World Championship Grp 3 5:0 97960 Shearer, Chiesa, Bosvelt 2 (1 pen), Chamot
6.8.03 Anderlecht BEL A Champions Cup Qual.3 Leg 1 3:1 26346 Shearer, R.De Boer, Chiesa
7.8.03 Celtic SCO N World Championship Semi Final 2:2 38708 Boksic, Shearer
10.8.03 Espanyol ESP N World Championship 3rd Place P 0:1 38703
17.8.03 Roma A Super Cup 1:3 81892 Shearer
20.8.03 Anderlecht BEL H Champions Cup Qual.3 Leg 2 3:0 65819 Chiesa, Desailly, Lentini
7.9.03 Fiorentina A Serie A 5:1 44351 Boban, Shearer, Reiziger, R.De Boer, Djalminha
10.9.03 Austria Vienna AUT A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 3:0 16991 Chiesa 2, Boban
13.9.03 Roma A Serie A 1:1 78207 Boban
16.9.03 Arsenal ENG H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 4:0 70113 Davids, Sonny Anderson, Djalminha pen, Boksic
20.9.03 Lecce H Serie A 3:2 62819 Kluivert, Davids, Boban
23.9.03 PAO GRE A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 3:1 16990 Boksic 2, Chiesa
28.9.03 Brescia A Serie A 4:2 23365 Boban, Kluivert 3
1.10.03 Torino H Serie A 4:0 63932 Kluivert 3, Shearer
12.10.03 Bologna H Serie A 0:0 63538
15.10.03 PAO GRE H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 3:0 68591 Chiesa, R.De Boer, Petit
19.10.03 Venezia H Serie A 3:0 61092 Bergkamp, Kluivert 2
21.10.03 Austria Vienna AUT H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 3:0 68257 Shearer 2 (1 pen), Petit
25.10.03 Atalanta A Serie A 2:2 26711 Shearer, Kluivert
2.11.03 Juventus H Serie A 1:0 80097 Petit
5.11.03 Arsenal ENG A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 1:2 38395 Boksic
9.11.03 Ancona A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 1:1 16895 Djalminha
15.11.03 Inter A Serie A 4:1 85403 Kluivert 2, R.De Boer, Davids
19.11.03 Celtic SCO H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 5:2 72934 Davids, Shearer 2 (1 pen), Chiesa, R.De Boer
23.11.03 Lazio H Serie A 2:0 74358 Kluivert 2 pens
26.11.03 Ancona H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 2:1 55565 Chiesa, Shearer pen
29.11.03 Udinese A Serie A 3:0 33587 Boban, Boksic, Petit
2.12.03 Spartak Moscow RUS A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 0:0 54025
7.12.03 Empoli H Serie A 2:0 64896 Shearer 2
10.12.03 Inter A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 0:1 85431
14.12.03 Sampdoria A Serie A 3:0 29232 Djalminha, Shearer 2
7.1.04 Inter H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 1:0 85411 Shearer
10.1.04 Ancona A Serie A 1:0 18320 Boksic
14.1.04 Palermo A Serie A 4:0 23841 Shearer 2, Bergkamp, Kluivert
18.1.04 Torino A Serie A 2:0 40174 Boksic, Boban
21.1.04 Parma H Serie A 1:0 68313 Shearer
25.1.04 Fiorentina H Serie A 5:0 68455 Petit, Shearer, Davids, Bosvelt, Bergkamp
31.1.04 Roma H Serie A 0:1 81161
7.2.04 Lecce A Serie A 3:0 23913 Bergkamp, Desailly, Kluivert
10.2.04 Leeds ENG H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 5:0 67988 Shearer 2, Boksic, R.De Boer 2
15.2.04 Brescia H Serie A 1:0 65468 Shearer
18.2.04 Leeds ENG A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 2:2 40166 Bergkamp 2
22.2.04 Bologna A Serie A 2:0 37955 Petit, Boban
29.2.04 Palermo H Serie A 0:0 64097
6.3.04 Venezia A Serie A 1:1 13461 Chiesa
9.3.04 Celtic SCO A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 0:0 60294
14.3.04 Atalanta H Serie A 1:0 65649 Shearer
17.3.04 Spartak Moscow RUS H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 3:1 81500 R.De Boer, Shearer, Boksic
21.3.04 Juventus A Serie A 2:2 58992 Shearer, Djalminha
27.3.04 Inter H Serie A 0:2 85395
4.4.04 Lazio A Serie A 1:0 79563 Kluivert
7.4.04 FC Bayern GER H Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 2:1 67715 Boksic, Shearer
11.4.04 Udinese H Serie A 1:2 64983 Fernando Couto
18.4.04 Empoli A Serie A 4:0 17964 Shearer, Boban, Boksic 2
21.4.04 FC Bayern GER A Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 2:1 60508 Petit, Djalminha pen
2.5.04 Parma A Serie A 5:2 27990 Shearer 3, Kluivert, Boban
5.5.04 Lazio A Champions Cup Semi Final Leg 1 1:2 79564 Shearer
7.5.04 Sampdoria H Serie A 1:1 63989 R.De Boer
9.5.04 Ancona H Serie A 1:0 62455 Shearer
12.5.04 Lazio H Champions Cup Semi Final Leg 2 2:0 73232 R.De Boer, Shearer
26.5.04 Leeds ENG N Champions Cup Final 1:1 49996 Shearer



10 players from 1995 with minimum of 25 matches: +250 points


https://preview.ibb.co/mJadUK/p1.jpg (https://ibb.co/cuJMie)
https://preview.ibb.co/eBohpK/p2.jpg (https://ibb.co/ddC8UK)
https://preview.ibb.co/hDziwz/p3.jpg (https://ibb.co/jtHE3e)
https://preview.ibb.co/n7ybGz/p4.jpg (https://ibb.co/cqfZ3e)
https://preview.ibb.co/nHzSOe/p5.jpg (https://ibb.co/bDQdUK)
https://preview.ibb.co/e6LdUK/p6.jpg (https://ibb.co/gndAbz)
https://preview.ibb.co/e8sE3e/p7.jpg (https://ibb.co/fYkqbz)
https://preview.ibb.co/cU6JUK/p8.jpg (https://ibb.co/jeTXpK)
https://preview.ibb.co/eROMie/p9.jpg (https://ibb.co/d1Wk9K)
https://preview.ibb.co/iZ4SOe/p10.jpg (https://ibb.co/bzqdUK)


European Award for players: 4 players, +40 points


https://preview.ibb.co/deVv9K/epa1.jpg (https://ibb.co/k72mGz)
https://preview.ibb.co/ih3hpK/epa2.jpg (https://ibb.co/cRgDwz)
https://preview.ibb.co/ijNa9K/epa3.jpg (https://ibb.co/cLH8UK)
https://preview.ibb.co/kgsLbz/epa4.jpg (https://ibb.co/d0dF9K)


Total points this season: 400 + 170 + 250 +40 = 860 points

Faceless
01-10-18, 02:43 PM
Season 4 preview

Transfer during off-season. I couldn't renew contract of Ronald De Boer as he wants new challenge. Finally lost him to Lazio. From now on Finidi shall take his role. Lots of transfer in to replace retired player. Key players in are Enrique, Batistuta and Lizarazu I have high expectation on them.

https://preview.ibb.co/hg9bmz/tin1.jpg (https://ibb.co/d56dzK)
https://preview.ibb.co/my5Gmz/tin2.jpg (https://ibb.co/d0gYYe)
https://preview.ibb.co/k2qGmz/tout.jpg (https://ibb.co/dxSJzK)

Beginning Squad: Except Kluivert, Davids and Reiziger. The rest of the team are 33 or above.

https://preview.ibb.co/eSoQeK/squad.jpg (https://ibb.co/nuLGmz)

Alan Shearer is a beast, I just have to say it

https://preview.ibb.co/mdxwmz/shearer.jpg (https://ibb.co/dvz96z)

Faceless
04-10-18, 12:05 PM
Season 4

Only signing after pre-season is Overmars. I would sign much more player but transfer fund is limited.

https://preview.ibb.co/i7z03e/tin.jpg (https://ibb.co/irY4UK)

This turned out to be a really good year. We won Italian Serie A!!! +100 points

https://preview.ibb.co/d0iM9K/league.jpg (https://ibb.co/mUzuUK)

Italian Cup Winner!!! +50 points

https://preview.ibb.co/e3v19K/cup.jpg (https://ibb.co/dX3A3e)

Champions Cup runner up. We were really close +0 points

https://preview.ibb.co/bEw8pK/cl.jpg (https://ibb.co/jgTzwz)

9 players from 1995 +225 points


https://preview.ibb.co/eBicie/p1.jpg (https://ibb.co/gr18pK)
https://preview.ibb.co/nnjiOe/p2.jpg (https://ibb.co/kaYM9K)
https://preview.ibb.co/bFn3Oe/p3.jpg (https://ibb.co/gkrmbz)
https://preview.ibb.co/hK3XGz/p4.jpg (https://ibb.co/jbDA3e)
https://preview.ibb.co/k3dM9K/p5.jpg (https://ibb.co/ejYA3e)
https://preview.ibb.co/nO4Hie/p6.jpg (https://ibb.co/cqMKwz)
https://preview.ibb.co/cGp6bz/p7.jpg (https://ibb.co/iobV3e)
https://preview.ibb.co/cd6f3e/p8.jpg (https://ibb.co/m95wbz)
https://preview.ibb.co/dp5wbz/p9.jpg (https://ibb.co/kPLjUK)


36 clean sheets +180 points


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AC Milan - Wednesday 25th May 2005
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2004/5 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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27.8.04 Ajax HOL N Super Cup 3:1 18468 Finidi, Batistuta, Luis Enrique
30.8.04 Udinese H Serie A 2:0 67561 Finidi, Paulo Sousa
11.9.04 Atalanta A Serie A 1:0 26716 Kluivert
15.9.04 Red Star YUG A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp F 5:0 20112 Kluivert 2, Luis Enrique 2, Batistuta
18.9.04 Roma H Serie A 1:0 80247 Bosvelt pen
21.9.04 Anderlecht BEL H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp F 5:1 68156 Shearer 2, Kluivert 3
25.9.04 Torino A Serie A 2:1 38429 Shearer 2
28.9.04 Celtic SCO A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp F 1:0 60283 Boksic
3.10.04 Parma A Serie A 2:1 27965 Shearer 2
17.10.04 Lecce A Serie A 2:0 23925 Zetterberg, Boksic
20.10.04 Celtic SCO H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp F 2:0 78545 Shearer 2 (1 pen)
24.10.04 Venezia H Serie A 4:0 65786 Shearer 2 (1 pen), Boksic, Bosvelt
26.10.04 Red Star YUG H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp F 4:1 70680 Shearer 3, Kluivert
31.10.04 Bari A Serie A 2:1 43900 Shearer, Boksic
6.11.04 Genoa H Serie A 3:0 69898 Boksic, De Boer, Finidi
10.11.04 Anderlecht BEL A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp F 0:0 26325
14.11.04 Udinese A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 4:0 25447 Kluivert, Shearer 3
20.11.04 Lazio A Serie A 0:1 79768
23.11.04 PSV HOL H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 3:1 69791 Shearer 2, Kluivert
28.11.04 Juventus H Serie A 5:1 80682 Chiesa 2 (1 pen), Boksic, Davids, Zetterberg
30.11.04 Vasco BRA N Intercontinental Cup 1:1 61988 Shearer pen
5.12.04 Inter A Serie A 3:1 85411 Viali og, Kluivert, Chiesa
8.12.04 Hertha BSC GER A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 2:1 54330 Luis Enrique, Kluivert
12.12.04 Bologna H Serie A 3:0 66704 Finidi, Boksic 2
15.12.04 Udinese H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 1:2 56014 Kluivert
19.12.04 Reggina A Serie A 2:0 27960 Boksic, Batistuta
22.12.04 Inter A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 3:0 85397 Kluivert 2, Mild
5.1.05 Verona H Serie A 3:0 77171 Kluivert 2, Overmars
12.1.05 Inter H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 1:1 85405 Kluivert
16.1.05 Fiorentina A Serie A 0:0 44346
19.1.05 Brescia H Serie A 3:0 68948 Shearer, Finidi, Davids
23.1.05 Udinese A Serie A 1:4 32068 Kluivert
26.1.05 Venezia A Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 1 1:0 13476 Finidi
30.1.05 Atalanta H Serie A 1:1 66964 Batistuta
6.2.05 Roma A Serie A 0:0 79762
9.2.05 Venezia H Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 2 4:0 74256 Shearer 3 (1 pen), Finidi
13.2.05 Torino H Serie A 4:0 67162 Shearer 3, Davids
16.2.05 Porto POR H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 2:0 75576 Kluivert 2
19.2.05 Parma H Serie A 6:2 67622 Shearer, Kluivert 2, Finidi 2, Paulo Sousa
22.2.05 Porto POR A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 0:1 38489
27.2.05 Brescia A Serie A 4:1 23367 Chiesa 2, Davids, Shearer
6.3.05 Lecce H Serie A 4:0 65373 Chiesa 3, Shearer
9.3.05 PSV HOL A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 1:0 31609 Finidi
12.3.05 Venezia A Serie A 0:3 13473
15.3.05 Hertha BSC GER H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 1:0 79532 Kluivert
20.3.05 Bari H Serie A 3:0 68310 Kluivert, Zetterberg, Lizarazu
23.3.05 Verona H Italian Cup Final Leg 1 4:0 75518 Shearer 3 (2 pens), Overmars
2.4.05 Lazio H Serie A 2:0 77510 Davids, Shearer
6.4.05 Dortmund GER H Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 2:1 70792 Kluivert, Johnsen
10.4.05 Juventus A Serie A 7:0 59571 Overmars, Kluivert, Davids, Chiesa 2, Finidi
Zetterberg
13.4.05 Genoa A Serie A 2:1 21289 Overmars, Batistuta
17.4.05 Inter H Serie A 1:1 85434 Kluivert
20.4.05 Dortmund GER A Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 1:0 63411 Chiesa
24.4.05 Bologna A Serie A 3:1 37951 Kluivert 2, Bosvelt
1.5.05 Reggina H Serie A 2:0 68537 Lizarazu, Chiesa pen
4.5.05 Liverpool ENG A Champions Cup Semi Final Leg 1 0:0 45337
8.5.05 Verona A Serie A 2:0 38207 Overmars, Bosvelt
11.5.05 Liverpool ENG H Champions Cup Semi Final Leg 2 1:0 76479 Kluivert
15.5.05 Fiorentina H Serie A 3:0 67456 Batistuta, Kluivert pen, Boksic
18.5.05 Verona A Italian Cup Final Leg 2 1:0 27079 Kluivert
25.5.05 Lazio N Champions Cup Final 0:1 50961



2 European awards +20 points

https://preview.ibb.co/hfdopK/ea1.jpg (https://ibb.co/bFYM9K)
https://preview.ibb.co/nEVOOe/ea2.jpg (https://ibb.co/ijSg9K)

Total points this season 100 + 50 + 225 + 180 + 20 = 575 points

Faceless
05-10-18, 03:10 PM
Season 5

Many players retired during pre-season and we don't have much transfer funds.

https://preview.ibb.co/d3PzGz/tin.jpg (https://ibb.co/cH6Dbz)

Beginning squad

https://preview.ibb.co/cdfT9K/squad.jpg (https://ibb.co/kV5vpK)

Not very bad season but last year was better. In league, we didn't stand a chance against the invincible Roma +0 points

https://preview.ibb.co/eFweGz/league.jpg (https://ibb.co/kuR1UK)

However, We won Italian Cup against Roma +50 points

https://preview.ibb.co/hZvT9K/cup.jpg (https://ibb.co/cY0vpK)

During champions league final, we were 2 goals ahead Barca in the first half. But in the second half they scored 3 goals in a row. +0 points

https://preview.ibb.co/gnfH3e/cl.jpg (https://ibb.co/nCTRwz)

37 Cleansheets +185 points


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AC Milan - Wednesday 24th May 2006
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2005/6 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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30.7.05 Flamengo BRA N World Championship Grp 1 0:1 82877
3.8.05 F Marinos JPN N World Championship Grp 1 3:0 82895 Batistuta, Boksic 2
6.8.05 Etoile du Sahel TUN N World Championship Grp 1 2:0 82887 Boksic, Djalminha
11.8.05 San Lorenzo ARG H World Championship Semi Final 1:0 74068 Davids
14.8.05 Roma A World Championship Final 2:1 82878 Finidi, Shearer
21.8.05 Verona H Super Cup 1:0 74907 Shearer pen
28.8.05 Atalanta H Serie A 2:2 72808 Shearer, Finidi
11.9.05 Torino A Serie A 4:1 38421 Shearer, Kluivert 2, Overmars
14.9.05 Paris-SG FRA H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 3:1 74524 Shearer 3 (1 pen)
17.9.05 Roma H Serie A 1:1 85439 Bosvelt
20.9.05 Anderlecht BEL A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 3:0 26315 Batistuta, Kluivert, Overmars
24.9.05 Ternana A Serie A 1:1 20068 Cole
27.9.05 Dinamo Kiev UKR A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 1:0 51579 Finidi
2.10.05 Salernitana H Serie A 3:0 74296 Kluivert 2, Shearer pen
16.10.05 Lecce H Serie A 3:2 69010 Shearer 3 (1 pen)
19.10.05 Dinamo Kiev UKR H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 2:0 84048 Reiziger, Zidane
22.10.05 Ancona A Serie A 1:0 18322 Kluivert
25.10.05 Paris-SG FRA A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 1:2 48668 Chiesa
29.10.05 Inter H Serie A 1:2 85426 Maldini
6.11.05 Juventus A Serie A 1:1 60435 Zidane
9.11.05 Anderlecht BEL H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 5:0 79130 Finidi 2, Batistuta, Kluivert 2
13.11.05 Ancona A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 3:0 17119 Kluivert 3
19.11.05 Lazio H Serie A 2:0 81802 Kluivert, Overmars
22.11.05 Dortmund GER A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 4:1 66799 Chiesa 2, Finidi, Davids
27.11.05 Parma A Serie A 1:1 27990 Kluivert
30.11.05 Ancona H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 3:0 55173 Kluivert 3 (1 pen)
4.12.05 Fiorentina H Serie A 2:1 72351 Shearer 2
7.12.05 Feyenoord HOL H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 4:0 75542 Batistuta, Finidi, Kluivert 2 (1 pen)
11.12.05 Bologna A Serie A 2:1 37958 Shearer, Falcone og
14.12.05 Parma A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 1:0 27960 Finidi
18.12.05 Venezia H Serie A 1:0 68041 Shearer
4.1.06 Reggina A Serie A 0:0 27953
11.1.06 Parma H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 2:0 78968 Shearer pen, Bosvelt
15.1.06 Napoli H Serie A 5:0 79445 Davids, Kluivert, Shearer 2, Overmars
18.1.06 Udinese A Serie A 0:0 32078
22.1.06 Atalanta A Serie A 3:2 26713 Chiesa 3
25.1.06 Bologna H Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 1 0:1 77031
29.1.06 Torino H Serie A 2:0 72735 Kluivert, Paulo Sousa
4.2.06 Roma A Serie A 0:0 79486
8.2.06 Bologna A Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 2 3:1 37957 Shearer 2, Kluivert
12.2.06 Ternana H Serie A 1:0 71718 Kluivert
15.2.06 Liverpool ENG H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 2:1 80555 Kluivert 2
18.2.06 Salernitana A Serie A 1:1 37861 Kluivert
21.2.06 Liverpool ENG A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 0:0 45334
26.2.06 Udinese H Serie A 1:0 71913 Shearer
5.3.06 Lecce A Serie A 2:0 23916 Djalminha pen, Paulo Sousa
8.3.06 Dortmund GER H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 1:0 85077 Overmars
11.3.06 Ancona H Serie A 2:1 70352 Boksic, Davids
14.3.06 Feyenoord HOL A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp A 4:1 51151 Kluivert, Shearer 2, Paulo Sousa
19.3.06 Inter A Serie A 2:1 85427 Kluivert 2
22.3.06 Roma A Italian Cup Final Leg 1 0:0 82920
29.3.06 Juventus H Serie A 1:0 81316 Kluivert
1.4.06 Lazio A Serie A 3:5 82892 Finidi 2, Batistuta
5.4.06 Schalke 04 GER A Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 3:0 60143 Kluivert, Shearer, Overmars
8.4.06 Parma H Serie A 1:4 77628 Johnsen
16.4.06 Fiorentina A Serie A 1:4 44330 Overmars
19.4.06 Schalke 04 GER H Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 1:1 75144 Finidi
23.4.06 Bologna H Serie A 3:0 69469 Shearer 3 (1 pen)
30.4.06 Venezia A Serie A 1:0 12135 Davids
3.5.06 Liverpool ENG H Champions Cup Semi Final Leg 1 1:0 82511 Shearer pen
7.5.06 Reggina H Serie A 4:0 73493 Batistuta, Lizarazu, Bosvelt pen, Boksic
10.5.06 Liverpool ENG A Champions Cup Semi Final Leg 2 0:0 45359
14.5.06 Napoli A Serie A 2:0 72788 Batistuta, Davids
17.5.06 Roma H Italian Cup Final Leg 2 1:0 85220 Davids
24.5.06 Barcelona ESP N Champions Cup Final 2:3 62000 Chiesa, Shearer






9 players from 1995 +225 points



https://preview.ibb.co/myUc3e/p1.jpg (https://ibb.co/jZb1UK)
https://preview.ibb.co/fWcKGz/p2.jpg (https://ibb.co/ihogUK)
https://preview.ibb.co/ebQT9K/p3.jpg (https://ibb.co/gZuc3e)
https://preview.ibb.co/g1nVOe/p4.jpg (https://ibb.co/cQjYbz)
https://preview.ibb.co/hZ9MUK/p5.jpg (https://ibb.co/jz2x3e)
https://preview.ibb.co/gA34ie/p6.jpg (https://ibb.co/buhapK)
https://preview.ibb.co/mwKzGz/p7.jpg (https://ibb.co/nMCapK)
https://preview.ibb.co/koQvpK/p8.jpg (https://ibb.co/gCNx3e)
https://preview.ibb.co/mrvvpK/p9.jpg (https://ibb.co/dsWDbz)



Many of our players won second and third place for european awards but only Kluivert won the first place +10 points



https://preview.ibb.co/mgeAOe/ea1.jpg (https://ibb.co/e784ie)
https://preview.ibb.co/hrUAOe/ea2.jpg (https://ibb.co/ikVvpK)
https://preview.ibb.co/dddgUK/ea3.jpg (https://ibb.co/fpo4ie)
https://preview.ibb.co/hYEo9K/ea4.jpg (https://ibb.co/c99MUK)



Total points this season 50 + 185 + 225 + 10 = 470 points

During off season, lots of signings to replace retired players all of them on free as no transfer fund available.

https://preview.ibb.co/hZEzGz/tin6.jpg (https://ibb.co/ceJgUK)

AMC
05-10-18, 03:20 PM
Good work mate, but I'm confused as you appear to have signed Ajax players from '95 under 32, but in the opening post it says only Milan players from their 95 squad are eligible to be bought if under 32.

Faceless
05-10-18, 03:29 PM
oh..... At first i thought it mean players on that match day regardless of team. Now i re-read that carefully again...............

Faceless
05-10-18, 03:31 PM
Might give it another try in the future.

AMC
05-10-18, 03:38 PM
Sorry mate, under scoring it isn't very clear but in the paragraph above that it's explained. I'll update the scoring section now to show only Milan players.

Faceless
28-02-19, 05:48 PM
Second attempt same tactic

https://i.ibb.co/2ndLnCB/tactic.jpg (https://ibb.co/NVKkVJz)

Season 1: 0 points


Finished 2nd place in league for this transition season. Quite sad that i had to let Inzaghi go on free but finally managed to get squad ready for the next season

https://i.ibb.co/FmN2JJ0/s1.jpg (https://ibb.co/GnBykkt)


Season 2: 270 points


Beginning squad all 32 or above except Albertini and Panucci. There are youth promoted from academy but they never got contract offer and let go on free transfer.

https://i.ibb.co/NKwFh4P/s201.jpg (https://ibb.co/KWC5Z1k)
https://i.ibb.co/wN3PtPR/s202.jpg (https://ibb.co/TBp7y7k)
https://i.ibb.co/k24vzBK/s203.jpg (https://ibb.co/qYNVhjB)

Some more signings during season but they are 32 or above at the time of signings

https://i.ibb.co/KK5Z4bd/s204.jpg (https://ibb.co/QDJBSpL)

Finished 4th place not winning anything

https://i.ibb.co/ThXJxqz/s205.jpg (https://ibb.co/SvTH47q)

7 players from 1995 (+175 pts)

https://i.ibb.co/k8M0YNy/s206.jpg (https://ibb.co/MV9pqFh)
https://i.ibb.co/zsQfhJw/s207.jpg (https://ibb.co/rkFyGsJ)
https://i.ibb.co/1fc7z6v/s208.jpg (https://ibb.co/N6RtTSV)
https://i.ibb.co/BGsV3yS/s209.jpg (https://ibb.co/w76NgSx)
https://i.ibb.co/y6XbX2y/s210.jpg (https://ibb.co/D9tStdC)
https://i.ibb.co/6yfTSNH/s211.jpg (https://ibb.co/CwTYyWb)
https://i.ibb.co/km2MWCJ/s212.jpg (https://ibb.co/NT27HBr)

19 cleansheets (+95 pts)

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AC Milan - Sunday 11th May 2003
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2002/3 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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25.8.02 Ternana A Serie A 1:1 20061 Boksic
7.9.02 Torino H Serie A 2:0 61528 Boksic, Shearer
10.9.02 Paris-SG FRA A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp A 1:1 48675 Preetz
15.9.02 Lazio A Serie A 3:2 79384 Boban 2, Karpin
18.9.02 Schalke 04 GER H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp A 3:1 65189 Panucci 2, Miriuta
22.9.02 Reggina H Serie A 3:0 65378 Boksic 2, Shearer pen
25.9.02 Sturm Graz AUT H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp A 4:0 60545 Albertini, Mostovoi, Maldini, Shearer
29.9.02 Vicenza H Serie A 3:0 61072 Taira, Shearer 2
12.10.02 Bologna A Serie A 3:0 37972 Boksic, Karpin 2
15.10.02 Sturm Graz AUT A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp A 0:2 15395
20.10.02 Lecce A Serie A 1:2 23906 Chapuisat
23.10.02 Paris-SG FRA H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp A 2:0 71572 Chapuisat pen, Boksic
27.10.02 Parma H Serie A 1:0 62825 Chapuisat
2.11.02 Sampdoria A Serie A 0:0 38986
5.11.02 Schalke 04 GER A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp A 0:3 63358
10.11.02 Udinese A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 1:1 32064 C้sar Sampaio
16.11.02 Juventus H Serie A 2:3 78330 Boban, Chapuisat
19.11.02 Leeds ENG A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 3:1 40196 Chapuisat, Boksic, Miriuta
24.11.02 Roma A Serie A 1:2 78008 Miriuta
27.11.02 Udinese H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 1:1 58846 Baggio pen
1.12.02 Inter H Serie A 3:1 85419 Desailly, Boksic, Chapuisat
4.12.02 Deportivo ESP H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 0:0 72825
8.12.02 Venezia A Serie A 0:1 13484
11.12.02 Fiorentina H Serie A 3:1 61779 Preetz, Karpin, Chapuisat
15.12.02 Verona H Serie A 2:1 78031 Preetz, Chapuisat
8.1.03 Brescia A Serie A 4:0 23346 Chapuisat 3, Boksic
12.1.03 Atalanta H Serie A 3:0 63087 Redondo, Shearer, Chapuisat
19.1.03 Ternana H Serie A 2:0 62790 Panucci, Shearer pen
26.1.03 Torino A Serie A 2:3 40185 Shearer, Mostovoi
2.2.03 Lazio H Serie A 0:1 69382
9.2.03 Reggina A Serie A 4:1 27995 Mostovoi 2, Shearer 2
12.2.03 Dortmund GER H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 0:1 72822
15.2.03 Vicenza A Serie A 3:0 20900 Preetz, Chapuisat 2
18.2.03 Dortmund GER A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 1:0 63424 Shearer
23.2.03 Bologna H Serie A 3:0 59605 Panucci, Chapuisat 2 (1 pen)
2.3.03 Fiorentina A Serie A 5:1 44348 Chapuisat 2, Boksic 2, Panucci
5.3.03 Leeds ENG H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 4:0 71782 Boksic 3, Chapuisat
8.3.03 Lecce H Serie A 1:1 61272 Chapuisat
11.3.03 Deportivo ESP A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 3:2 34748 Shearer, Boban, Chapuisat pen
16.3.03 Parma A Serie A 1:1 27979 Boksic
29.3.03 Juventus A Serie A 1:3 56808 Shearer
2.4.03 FC Bayern GER A Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 2:2 62671 Chapuisat pen, Shearer
6.4.03 Roma H Serie A 0:1 69780
9.4.03 Sampdoria H Serie A 4:1 58894 Petit 2, Shearer, Panucci
13.4.03 Inter A Serie A 0:0 85425
16.4.03 FC Bayern GER H Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 2:3 64858 Desailly, Chapuisat pen
20.4.03 Venezia H Serie A 1:1 56286 Chapuisat pen
27.4.03 Verona A Serie A 4:0 44476 Chapuisat, Shearer 3
4.5.03 Brescia H Serie A 1:0 62028 Boksic
11.5.03 Atalanta A Serie A 2:1 26718 Maldini, Boksic







Season 3: 300 points


Beginning squad and transfers

https://i.ibb.co/6mBfR9C/s301.jpg (https://ibb.co/0ctdj4b)
https://i.ibb.co/48NZr0h/s302.jpg (https://ibb.co/bsdg9Gc)
https://i.ibb.co/B3Br5YG/s303.jpg (https://ibb.co/wg4wF27)

Finished 4th place. Knocked out during quarter final of Champions League. No luck for Italian Cup

https://i.ibb.co/PTmr9r8/s304.jpg (https://ibb.co/SQs6d6p)

7 players from 1995 (+175 pts)

https://i.ibb.co/ng949Lm/s305.jpg (https://ibb.co/RvftfDb)
https://i.ibb.co/ZgZzn11/s306.jpg (https://ibb.co/rpW2Cff)

25 cleansheets (+125 pts)

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AC Milan - Saturday 12th June 2004
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2003/4 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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6.8.03 Club Brugge BEL H Champions Cup Qual.3 Leg 1 1:0 63827 Shearer pen
20.8.03 Club Brugge BEL A Champions Cup Qual.3 Leg 2 1:1 29955 Boksic
7.9.03 Fiorentina A Serie A 2:2 44362 Shearer pen, Petit
10.9.03 Real Madrid ESP H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 3:0 72073 Bosvelt, Bergkamp, Albertini
13.9.03 Torino A Serie A 5:0 38420 Panucci, Chapuisat, Bergkamp, Albertini, Maldini
16.9.03 Shakhtar UKR A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 3:0 31605 Bergkamp, Petit, Boban
20.9.03 Ancona H Serie A 2:1 62776 Redondo, Mostovoi
23.9.03 PSV HOL H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 3:0 68163 Panucci, Chapuisat 2
28.9.03 Reggina A Serie A 5:1 27955 Bergkamp 3, Mostovoi, Albertini
1.10.03 Lazio H Serie A 0:1 73947
12.10.03 Parma H Serie A 0:0 65541
15.10.03 PSV HOL A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 0:2 31605
18.10.03 Brescia H Serie A 5:1 63171 Shearer 4 (1 pen), Bergkamp
21.10.03 Real Madrid ESP A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 1:1 74825 Bergkamp
26.10.03 Bologna A Serie A 0:0 37268
1.11.03 Roma H Serie A 3:0 76784 Candela og, Boban, Shearer
5.11.03 Shakhtar UKR H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp H 5:2 81238 Mijatovic, Shearer 2, Bergkamp 2
16.11.03 Inter A Serie A 2:1 85441 Panucci, Bergkamp
19.11.03 FC Bayern GER A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 2:0 60884 Shearer, Maldini
23.11.03 Juventus H Serie A 0:1 78691
26.11.03 Piacenza A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 2:1 20577 Albertini, Chapuisat
29.11.03 Lecce A Serie A 3:1 23902 Bergkamp, Brocchi og, Shearer
2.12.03 Arsenal ENG H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 0:1 69485
7.12.03 Venezia H Serie A 0:0 58993
14.12.03 Piacenza A Serie A 2:2 21773 Bergkamp, Southgate
17.12.03 Piacenza H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 5:0 56830 Shearer 3, Chapuisat, Albertini
24.12.03 Lazio A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 0:0 81586
7.1.04 Lazio H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 0:0 82345
11.1.04 Udinese A Serie A 4:1 32079 Bosvelt, Albertini, Chapuisat 2
14.1.04 Bari A Serie A 4:2 43874 Boban 2, Chapuisat 2
18.1.04 Lazio A Serie A 0:0 79550
21.1.04 Atalanta H Serie A 0:1 63911
25.1.04 Fiorentina H Serie A 2:1 64042 Shearer, Maldini
1.2.04 Torino H Serie A 1:1 64839 Shearer pen
7.2.04 Ancona A Serie A 4:0 18317 Shearer 3 (2 pens), Mijatovic
10.2.04 Rosenborg NOR H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 2:0 72019 Mostovoi, Shearer
15.2.04 Reggina H Serie A 2:0 66554 Bergkamp 2
18.2.04 Rosenborg NOR A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 2:0 20951 Shearer 2
22.2.04 Parma A Serie A 2:1 27955 Shearer, Albertini
29.2.04 Bari H Serie A 2:0 66498 Boban, Shearer
6.3.04 Brescia A Serie A 3:1 23352 Bergkamp 2, Boban
9.3.04 FC Bayern GER H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 1:0 80883 Chapuisat pen
14.3.04 Bologna H Serie A 7:0 63686 Bergkamp 2, Karpin, Chapuisat 3 (1 pen), Panucci
17.3.04 Arsenal ENG A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 2:1 38408 Bergkamp, Schwarz
21.3.04 Roma A Serie A 1:2 79523 Mostovoi
3.4.04 Juventus A Serie A 2:2 61774 Maldini, Chapuisat
7.4.04 Liverpool ENG H Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 2:3 71370 Schwarz, Ehiogu og
11.4.04 Lecce H Serie A 0:0 61392
14.4.04 Inter H Serie A 1:0 85416 Mostovoi
18.4.04 Venezia A Serie A 2:2 13487 Petit, Chapuisat pen
21.4.04 Liverpool ENG A Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 2:1 45318 Bergkamp, Boban
25.4.04 Piacenza H Serie A 1:1 64399 Chapuisat
2.5.04 Atalanta A Serie A 0:0 26695
9.5.04 Udinese H Serie A 1:0 62723 Mostovoi







Season 4: 295 points


Beginning squad and transfers

https://i.ibb.co/BCnVQBc/s401.jpg (https://ibb.co/RDjpscY)
https://i.ibb.co/gm6BfZZ/s402.jpg (https://ibb.co/pbn9Mjj)
https://i.ibb.co/YXFC5GX/s403.jpg (https://ibb.co/ZSpjQCS)

6th place this year still not winning any cup

https://i.ibb.co/DzWwLsg/s404.jpg (https://ibb.co/q7jmxXF)

Same 7 players (+175 pts)

https://i.ibb.co/FYC0snK/s405.jpg (https://ibb.co/B6Fr4wt)
https://i.ibb.co/nLkXRyw/s406.jpg (https://ibb.co/ZMTQNrf)

24 cleansheets (+120 pts)

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2004/5 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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11.8.04 Steaua ROM H Champions Cup Qual.3 Leg 1 5:0 74834 Cole 2, Albertini, Petit, Bosvelt
25.8.04 Steaua ROM A Champions Cup Qual.3 Leg 2 1:2 27983 Cole
29.8.04 Bologna H Serie A 1:0 64823 Shearer
11.9.04 Juventus A Serie A 1:1 61036 Shearer pen
14.9.04 Celtic SCO A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp C 1:2 60274 Boksic
19.9.04 Genoa A Serie A 2:1 29215 Bosvelt, Desailly
22.9.04 Bordeaux FRA H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp C 2:1 67476 Shearer 2
25.9.04 Roma H Serie A 0:0 76144
29.9.04 Real Madrid ESP A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp C 1:1 74863 Shearer
3.10.04 Perugia A Serie A 3:1 18349 Cole, Boban, Shearer
16.10.04 Brescia A Serie A 3:2 23373 Shearer 3
19.10.04 Real Madrid ESP H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp C 1:0 82279 Bosvelt
24.10.04 Salernitana H Serie A 2:2 68215 Boksic, Petit
27.10.04 Celtic SCO H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp C 1:0 80728 Cole
31.10.04 Udinese A Serie A 0:2 32078
6.11.04 Torino H Serie A 0:1 64523
9.11.04 Bordeaux FRA A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp C 0:0 35155
14.11.04 Bari A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 0:0 43911
20.11.04 Inter A Serie A 1:0 85418 Djalminha
23.11.04 Arsenal ENG A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 3:0 38376 Chapuisat, Petit, Albertini
28.11.04 Lazio H Serie A 0:0 74393
1.12.04 Bari H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 2:0 59587 Karpin, Bosvelt
5.12.04 Ascoli A Serie A 2:1 23399 Boban, Shearer
8.12.04 Benfica POR H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 1:0 74807 Chapuisat
12.12.04 Parma H Serie A 2:0 66503 Chapuisat pen, Shearer
15.12.04 Juventus H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 0:1 80955
19.12.04 Fiorentina A Serie A 0:1 44341
22.12.04 Atalanta H Serie A 2:3 64729 Shearer 2 (1 pen)
5.1.05 Lecce H Serie A 2:1 62001 Cole 2
12.1.05 Juventus A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 0:0 60431
16.1.05 Venezia A Serie A 2:0 13498 Chiesa, Djalminha
23.1.05 Bologna A Serie A 0:1 37962
30.1.05 Juventus H Serie A 4:0 78879 Shearer 2 (1 pen), Cole 2
6.2.05 Genoa H Serie A 0:0 64495
12.2.05 Roma A Serie A 0:1 79698
16.2.05 Deportivo ESP A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 2:0 34730 Bosvelt, Shearer pen
19.2.05 Perugia H Serie A 3:1 62513 Cole 3
22.2.05 Deportivo ESP H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 0:0 84279
27.2.05 Atalanta A Serie A 1:0 26678 Bosvelt
6.3.05 Brescia H Serie A 2:2 64014 Shearer, Boban
9.3.05 Arsenal ENG H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 3:1 80388 Shearer, A.Cole, Chapuisat
12.3.05 Salernitana A Serie A 0:1 37855
15.3.05 Benfica POR A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp B 2:2 70080 Boban 2
20.3.05 Udinese H Serie A 1:0 63403 Shearer
2.4.05 Inter H Serie A 0:1 85430
6.4.05 Liverpool ENG H Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 1:0 72786 Boksic
10.4.05 Lazio A Serie A 1:3 79712 Cole
13.4.05 Torino A Serie A 1:3 38422 Cole
17.4.05 Ascoli H Serie A 1:1 60877 Djalminha
20.4.05 Liverpool ENG A Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 0:2 45354
1.5.05 Fiorentina H Serie A 5:0 64941 Shearer 3 (2 pens), Chiesa, Petit
4.5.05 Parma A Serie A 0:2 27956
8.5.05 Lecce A Serie A 3:1 23904 Cole, Djorovic, Shearer
15.5.05 Venezia H Serie A 0:0 60260







Season 5: 280 points


Beginning squad and transfers. At the start of season Maldini left club as i couldn't pay enough wages. I signed him back later on with much cheaper wages.

https://i.ibb.co/7XybHkd/s501.jpg (https://ibb.co/MsN9bBx)
https://i.ibb.co/BzyWWC5/s502.jpg (https://ibb.co/yf6vvQc)
https://i.ibb.co/3fbzgTd/s503.jpg (https://ibb.co/WDXtmH5)
https://i.ibb.co/RyTNLLr/s504.jpg (https://ibb.co/DpfY33c)

4th place in league but this year we won Italian cup (+50 points)

https://i.ibb.co/HTvXFgN/s505.jpg (https://ibb.co/d497WKb)
https://i.ibb.co/0mSsx3m/s506.jpg (https://ibb.co/hLjYSvL)

Many players retired last season this year we have 4 players from 1995 (+100 pts)

https://i.ibb.co/c3dgqtD/s507.jpg (https://ibb.co/JtPBZ25)
https://i.ibb.co/pxMZY6Q/s508.jpg (https://ibb.co/G08kzf9)
https://i.ibb.co/VDMFVWc/s509.jpg (https://ibb.co/DkwB4DH)
https://i.ibb.co/J7jmBq1/s510.jpg (https://ibb.co/qsY7yCS)

26 cleansheets (+130 pts)

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2005/6 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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27.8.05 Roma H Serie A 2:0 79889 Guardiola, Shearer
11.9.05 Lecce A Serie A 4:0 23904 Phillips, Davids, Figo 2
15.9.05 Dnipro UKR A UEFA Cup 1st Rnd Leg 1 2:0 24319 Phillips, Djordjevic
18.9.05 Torino A Serie A 1:2 38412 Edmundo
24.9.05 Ascoli H Serie A 2:0 66488 Figo, Cole
29.9.05 Dnipro UKR H UEFA Cup 1st Rnd Leg 2 3:0 65780 Figo 2 (1 pen), Edmundo
2.10.05 Atalanta A Serie A 3:0 26687 Shearer, Cole, Davids
15.10.05 Sampdoria A Serie A 0:0 29235
20.10.05 Steaua ROM H UEFA Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 4:1 61308 Guardiola, Gane og, Shearer, Figo
23.10.05 Udinese H Serie A 3:1 68882 Shearer 2, Figo
29.10.05 Fiorentina A Serie A 2:0 46420 Panucci, Phillips
3.11.05 Steaua ROM A UEFA Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 3:0 27952 Phillips 2, Figo pen
6.11.05 Lazio H Serie A 0:1 79440
9.11.05 Brescia H Serie A 0:1 65796
13.11.05 Salernitana H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 2:1 60003 Edmundo, Figo
19.11.05 Inter A Serie A 0:0 85427
24.11.05 AaB DEN A UEFA Cup 3rd Rnd Leg 1 1:1 15206 Boban
27.11.05 Juventus H Serie A 0:0 80209
30.11.05 Salernitana A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 4:0 37857 Boban 2, Shearer, Guardiola
4.12.05 Vicenza A Serie A 0:0 20913
8.12.05 AaB DEN H UEFA Cup 3rd Rnd Leg 2 1:1 66614 Albertini
11.12.05 Parma H Serie A 0:0 68098
14.12.05 Bologna H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 1:1 77972 Shearer pen
18.12.05 Verona A Serie A 0:0 29190
4.1.06 Piacenza H Serie A 3:1 67334 Vlaovic 3
11.1.06 Bologna A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 2:1 37969 Petit, Shearer
15.1.06 Perugia A Serie A 4:0 12024 Shearer 2 (1 pen), Figo, Boban
22.1.06 Roma A Serie A 0:3 79838
25.1.06 Juventus A Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 1 0:2 60449
29.1.06 Lecce H Serie A 4:1 63731 Petit, Davids, Shearer 2
5.2.06 Torino H Serie A 5:1 66868 Figo 3, Davids, Shearer
8.2.06 Juventus H Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 2 3:0 81237 Figo 2, Panucci
12.2.06 Ascoli A Serie A 2:1 23399 Davids, Vlaovic
19.2.06 Atalanta H Serie A 0:0 67447
25.2.06 Brescia A Serie A 4:0 23333 Shearer 2, Djordjevic, Vlaovic
5.3.06 Sampdoria H Serie A 0:0 67496
12.3.06 Udinese A Serie A 2:1 32090 Phillips 2
19.3.06 Fiorentina H Serie A 0:0 68768
22.3.06 Roma H Italian Cup Final Leg 1 3:0 80157 Sakic, Shearer 2 pens
29.3.06 Lazio A Serie A 2:6 79844 Hyypiไ og, Scholl
1.4.06 Inter H Serie A 1:0 85416 Figo
9.4.06 Juventus A Serie A 2:1 63276 Figo, Shearer
16.4.06 Vicenza H Serie A 0:0 66285
23.4.06 Parma A Serie A 1:2 27987 Vlaovic
30.4.06 Verona H Serie A 2:0 76855 Djordjevic 2
7.5.06 Piacenza A Serie A 3:1 17619 Vlaovic, Figo, Shearer
14.5.06 Perugia H Serie A 3:0 65806 Shearer pen, Petit, Figo
17.5.06 Roma A Italian Cup Final Leg 2 2:3 82900 Djordjevic, Figo







Season 6: 210 points


Beginning squad and transfer

https://i.ibb.co/4Tyg11F/s601.jpg (https://ibb.co/8534YYm)
https://i.ibb.co/mhHhG9C/s602.jpg (https://ibb.co/dkQkrP0)

Our squad at the end of the challenge

https://i.ibb.co/kmcZSMw/s603.jpg (https://ibb.co/CP0LHWY)
https://i.ibb.co/jrNHVqY/s604.jpg (https://ibb.co/kS7M3zT)
https://i.ibb.co/1LNn3c4/s605.jpg (https://ibb.co/0cLXk5z)

3 players from 1995, Maldini retired (+75 pts)

https://i.ibb.co/YPCbwTp/s606.jpg (https://ibb.co/HBSX3pn)
https://i.ibb.co/9tG61LX/s607.jpg (https://ibb.co/0tQT6SN)

4th place in league. Champions league runner up. Also lost to Roma in Italian Cup

https://i.ibb.co/cDqF5cp/s608.jpg (https://ibb.co/hD0W5Rn)
https://i.ibb.co/2dnsNYm/s609.jpg (https://ibb.co/3crMzYG)
https://i.ibb.co/gTD3dbg/s610.jpg (https://ibb.co/4Tj72wN)

27 cleansheets (+135 pts)

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2006/7 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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9.8.06 Club Brugge BEL H Champions Cup Qual.3 Leg 1 1:0 70073 Amoroso
20.8.06 Roma A Super Cup 0:1 82907
23.8.06 Club Brugge BEL A Champions Cup Qual.3 Leg 2 1:0 29966 Lizarazu
28.8.06 Roma H Serie A 1:2 79621 Amoroso
10.9.06 Juventus A Serie A 3:1 60409 Davids 2, Amoroso
13.9.06 CSKA Sofia BGR A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 3:0 24953 Davids, Shearer 2
16.9.06 Bari H Serie A 2:0 70110 Amoroso, Davids
19.9.06 Lyon FRA H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 0:0 71954
23.9.06 Atalanta A Serie A 0:2 26717
26.9.06 Real Madrid ESP H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 4:1 82953 Phillips 2, Panucci, Figo
1.10.06 Bologna H Serie A 4:0 67565 Amoroso 2, Boban, Panucci
14.10.06 Verona H Serie A 2:0 76520 Albertini, Amoroso
18.10.06 Real Madrid ESP A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 1:0 74825 Phillips
21.10.06 Cagliari A Serie A 1:0 57173 Figo
24.10.06 CSKA Sofia BGR H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 1:0 83488 Figo
29.10.06 Inter H Serie A 3:0 85424 Phillips, Figo 2
4.11.06 Lazio A Serie A 3:1 82510 Amoroso 2, Maini
8.11.06 Lyon FRA A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp E 0:0 42174
12.11.06 Lecce H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 1:2 54874 Boban
19.11.06 Torino H Serie A 3:0 70909 Figo pen, Panucci, Cole
22.11.06 Liverpool ENG A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 1:2 45362 Shearer
25.11.06 Venezia A Serie A 1:0 12128 Edmundo
29.11.06 Lecce A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 4:3 15997 Amoroso, Albertini, Shearer, Zidane
2.12.06 Parma H Serie A 3:0 76551 Amoroso, Vlaovic, Scholl pen
5.12.06 Hertha BSC GER H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 2:1 73000 Edmundo, Petit
10.12.06 Brescia A Serie A 1:1 23339 Zidane
13.12.06 Atalanta A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 2:2 26721 Shearer pen, Zidane
17.12.06 Fiorentina H Serie A 0:0 72108
3.1.07 Lecce A Serie A 1:1 23929 Valtolina
10.1.07 Atalanta H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 2:1 78502 Albertini 2
14.1.07 Sampdoria H Serie A 1:0 74433 Valtolina
17.1.07 Vicenza A Serie A 2:2 20920 Phillips 2
21.1.07 Roma A Serie A 3:3 82529 Vlaovic 3
24.1.07 Roma H Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 1 1:2 83053 Vlaovic
27.1.07 Juventus H Serie A 0:1 79622
4.2.07 Bari A Serie A 0:2 43912
7.2.07 Roma A Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 2 1:0 82914 Scholl
10.2.07 Atalanta H Serie A 3:0 69467 Figo pen, Vlaovic, Petit
13.2.07 Br๘ndby DEN A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 0:1 20167
18.2.07 Bologna A Serie A 4:2 37977 Figo, Panucci, Valtolina, Ortega
21.2.07 Br๘ndby DEN H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 3:0 73395 Valtolina, Davids, Phillips
25.2.07 Vicenza H Serie A 0:0 68072
3.3.07 Verona A Serie A 1:0 26273 Valtolina
6.3.07 Liverpool ENG H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 4:0 85425 Valtolina 2, Scholl 2 (1 pen)
11.3.07 Cagliari H Serie A 3:1 71716 Scholl 2 pens, Petit
14.3.07 Hertha BSC GER A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp C 1:1 58798 Amoroso
18.3.07 Inter A Serie A 0:1 85398
31.3.07 Torino A Serie A 1:1 38412 Amoroso
4.4.07 Barcelona ESP H Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 1:1 74249 Valtolina
8.4.07 Venezia H Serie A 1:1 65521 Phillips
11.4.07 Lazio H Serie A 1:3 81912 Maini
15.4.07 Parma A Serie A 2:0 27952 Amoroso, Zidane
18.4.07 Barcelona ESP A Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 1:0 87219 Figo
22.4.07 Brescia H Serie A 1:1 73332 Phillips
29.4.07 Fiorentina A Serie A 1:1 44354 Amoroso
2.5.07 Liverpool ENG H Champions Cup Semi Final Leg 1 2:0 80628 Figo, Amoroso
6.5.07 Lecce H Serie A 4:0 66987 Figo, Amoroso 2, Vlaovic
9.5.07 Liverpool ENG A Champions Cup Semi Final Leg 2 0:1 45326
13.5.07 Sampdoria A Serie A 1:1 26360 Amoroso
23.5.07 Roma N Champions Cup Final 0:2 49956







Totally forgot about points for players winning European Awards. 2 Defender of the year (Panucci season#6 and Maldini season#3) 1 Midfielder of the year (Bergkamp season#3) (+30 points)


https://i.ibb.co/2ksv5pN/edoy.jpg (https://ibb.co/nLn7RKC)
https://i.ibb.co/KFFKd3q/emoy.jpg (https://ibb.co/syyWnMw)


Total of 1,385 points

RTMFW
19-04-19, 12:22 PM
Found this challenge incredibly tough to begin with, tried so many defensive systems, first attempt I was failing miserably so started again, second attempt I again wasn't doing so well, this time I hadn't signed enough players for season 2 so again started again, but by the third attempt nailed it...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/050ce003f7ef92595dccb95b9f94eda3/tumblr_pq7gejvgdD1wyfo1bo1_1280.jpg

The first season hung on thanks to a solid defence and Shevchenko's goals (why did I have to sell him?!) and second season I managed to win the Champions League, this was genuinely an incredible result as I didn't actually win a knockout match! Away goals and penalties all the way! I signed quite a few of the old crew, but only actually played those who would help the team:

https://66.media.tumblr.com/4d6971fdc74144eb73e960b608fa5674/tumblr_pq7gejvgdD1wyfo1bo2_1280.jpg

I did buy a lot of players, tried my best to get most on a free, then others cheaper than they should be by paying more once they hit 50 appearances for club and country (that rarely happened!)

https://66.media.tumblr.com/8b55949430f1bf243725daba65bab171/tumblr_pq7gejvgdD1wyfo1bo3_1280.jpg

The eagle eyed amongst you will see I signed Demetrio Albertini on a free... I panicked when checking my squad ages and released him, only to realise he was allowed *facepalm*.

Overall finishes are here:

https://66.media.tumblr.com/c37823821246ea7452350b20ca39d1a6/tumblr_pq7gejvgdD1wyfo1bo4_1280.jpg

In the end I enjoyed the challenge much more than I thought I was going to at the start (particularly with Khan, Carlos, Thuram, Stam, Canavarro, Figo, Giggs, Zidane/Rivaldo, Davids, Vieri/Elber, Inzaghi as a team!)

My most used formations (I often tweeked arrows, particularly during the game) were:

https://66.media.tumblr.com/4d171535626a593d7cf774bd3418af06/tumblr_pq7h0a4LaJ1wyfo1bo1_1280.jpg

Faceless
23-04-19, 01:38 PM
Glad you enjoyed it. But the rule stated that you need to play with 442 defensive (two dmc). Still nice effort

James_y
09-04-20, 08:19 AM
I can see why this is one of the least played challenges on the form, it's so hard having to have defensive mentality always on, especially when you are behind...

I'm half way through though I nearly lost my job in season 2 after coming 7th and having an unhappy squad. In season 3 the best thing happened and we went out the Inter-Toto Cup meaning we could focus on domestic football but it was a painful end, losing the league by 1 point and the Cup Final. Honestly at this point I'll take winning anything in the last 3 years...

Season 2:

Clean Sheets (22) = 110 pts
1995 Final Players (9) = 225 pts

Season 3:

Clean Sheets (22) = 110 pts
1995 Final Players (4) = 100 pts

Total After 3 Seasons = 545 pts

Tactics:


https://i.imgur.com/IWLu4ON.jpg

Season 2:


https://i.imgur.com/bjjOvFL.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/NxOJFDp.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/iHB8yL3.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/x0sdJKv.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Yf35Bqp.jpg

Season 3:


https://i.imgur.com/Vwj5djQ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/A7uDAFK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/3phYlST.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/z0RH1Lw.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/at7GiTq.jpg

kikivampy
09-04-20, 09:43 AM
Tough challenge...

James_y
09-04-20, 09:44 AM
Tough challenge...

I thought I was gonna have your outcome of being sacked in season 3, lucky no Europe and changing some player instructions turned things round for us

James_y
09-04-20, 06:11 PM
Never have I ever been so glad to get sacked as the board had enough after the final game of season 5 after we finished 10th. I don't think I could have bared one final year as the squad was falling to pieces.

Season 4:

Clean Sheets (27) = 135 pts
1995 Final Players (5) = 125 pts

Season 5:

Clean Sheets (22) = 110 pts
1995 Final Players (5) = 125 pts

Total Score = 1,040 pts

Season 4:


https://i.imgur.com/UtnTNsd.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/YloP6Go.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/4zDjCZe.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9mTK9la.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/65oeGfT.jpg

Season 5:


https://i.imgur.com/dvTUFDq.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/JZ7a4QG.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/YPBmNyW.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ofruXcI.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/0usS1Nh.jpg

leo37
15-05-20, 02:41 PM
nice effort mate! lasted 5 seasons as well

I'm trying this now

Know this is gonna be a hellish test

James_y
15-05-20, 03:45 PM
nice effort mate! lasted 5 seasons as well

I'm trying this now

Know this is gonna be a hellish test

Good luck mate, playing 4-4-2 defensive all the time is horrible

leo37
15-05-20, 11:36 PM
Season 1

Just lost a crucial game 3-2 Roma away and heading into winter break

Can't imagine how tough this will be next season losing all that pace on the counter attack probably will have to change to more direct or long ball with physical strikers upfront instead of more short and mixed i used so far. Will have to take the counter attack tick off which has been quite effective so far

Signings so far

Panucci
Weah
Herzog
Mostovoi
Cesar Sampaio
Borbokis
Desailly

Knocked out Italian Cup to lower league Genoa
Still in Uefa Cup after beating Spartak Moscow convincingly

https://i.postimg.cc/yd8yVxhr/mid-table-league.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

James_y
16-05-20, 09:13 AM
Hopefully you’ve managed to offload most the younger players... I cut it very close if I were you I’d transfer list the lot after Xmas

leo37
16-05-20, 12:27 PM
most are heading out with arranged transfers end of season

Rui Costa
Gattuso
Inzaghi
Shev

alll waiting for big offers if not have to transer list them

start of june for cut price

jukilo1888
16-05-20, 01:38 PM
Being a fan of pure Defensive football, I'm very curious about this. Especially because I never worked out the best instructions to give in the game so it's nice to see it's possible.

Might do this in the future.

leo37
16-05-20, 03:39 PM
Being a fan of pure Defensive football, I'm very curious about this. Especially because I never worked out the best instructions to give in the game so it's nice to see it's possible.

Might do this in the future.

It's tough as hell i took the methodical approach first season when you have the best squad possible came 2nd

I man marked certain opposition players sometimes the entire team depending on who I was playing or formation etc the ai used or what players i was starting the game with.

Took about 10 times longer getting through the season compared to a typical save cos even if ai brings on a sub then you have to change stuff around in the player instructions

it turned into an attacking counter attacking strategy if that even makes sense even though the mentality was set to defensive why below i was averaging around 2 goals a game and conceding 1 goal a game as i wanted the wingers to be let loose and the dmc supporting counter attacks which lost me some defensive solidity but increased my goal rate also

leo37
16-05-20, 03:51 PM
First season

Came 2nd in the league

https://i.postimg.cc/JzL0PCvT/end-of-season-table.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

knocked out in quarter final of uefa cup against Juventus Rossi played a 3 in goal in the 2nd leg and juventus turned the deficit around of 2-0 to go through 3-2 on aggregate
Italian cup knocked out early to serie B side Genoa playing a rotated team in both legs





About to start season 2 on 4th july everyone is out the club that is 31 years of age or younger excluding 95 cup final right back Panucci

A few transfers where cancelled due to ai having full squad or lack of funds so retransfer listed Amborsini and Kaladze as quick as possible and they both left within 2 days

https://i.postimg.cc/x88MjVnG/start-of-season-2.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/Z5p35ctQ/milan-season-2-july.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/wTfHs8Hy/base-tactic-season-1.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

M.C.F.C
16-05-20, 04:32 PM
Nice work Leo, all the best for season two.

James_y
16-05-20, 08:24 PM
Nice work sorting the squad, good luck mate :ok:

leo37
17-05-20, 10:30 AM
Season 2 Xmas Break

League form been decent and done better than expected been lucky to come out on top more often than not in tight games that could of gone either way

Recently been using mostovoi and petit as free rollers hoping lizarazu is beefy enough to cover for them defensively. Right side completely man mark opposition players down the flank with right DMC also man marking the creative oppositon centre mid or attacjing mid most of the time.

Champions league god knows how i got through the first group stage but second phase lost both my fixtures so far against barca and bolton

https://i.postimg.cc/6qmSVjJV/season-2-mid-league-table.jpg (https://postimg.cc/zHT08kf3)

https://i.postimg.cc/wxmbnVpr/recent-form.jpg (https://postimg.cc/14yHqD40)

https://i.postimg.cc/BbSL5pcv/player-stats-sesason-2-mid.jpg (https://postimg.cc/bD5wpQ5X)

https://i.postimg.cc/PJ1Hxn8p/strongest-team.jpg (https://postimg.cc/646gjSct)

M.C.F.C
17-05-20, 11:28 AM
Wow look at all those arrows :lol: I like that you've made a tactic specifically for using Bierhoff and Shearer up top :D

leo37
17-05-20, 11:37 AM
shearer and bierhoff both injured and on a bad run of results now knew i was in false position just from previous matches

have to keep changing it

it's driving me nuts!

leo37
17-05-20, 07:55 PM
Season 2

22 Clean sheets (will be better next season if i keep job!) made mistakes tactically this year not gonna bother with freeroles on defensive mentality better off marking players or zone marking

Panucci only player to start more than 25 games from 95 champions league final team

https://i.postimg.cc/FK5GZ8Pp/appearances-ac-milan-season-2.jpg (https://postimg.cc/fVCxW2QS)

League

https://i.postimg.cc/T34v3d3w/league-table-end-of-season-2.jpg (https://postimg.cc/gx8TMPRF)

https://i.postimg.cc/wjVpNCQK/results-1.jpg (https://postimg.cc/dhLpPSfn)

https://i.postimg.cc/fL3n6JnZ/results-2.jpg (https://postimg.cc/7GyWzPZQ)

https://i.postimg.cc/fTQnrzHn/results-3.jpg (https://postimg.cc/HjzhJgDB)

Cups

2nd Group Phase in Champions league

Quarter finals of Italian Cup

25 Points for Panucci being only player from 95 Final team to play over 25 games

110 points for clean sheets

135 Total points

James_y
17-05-20, 08:55 PM
You’ve still got a job so it’s not a terrible start :D

M.C.F.C
17-05-20, 10:09 PM
Where does it show your clean sheets Leo?

leo37
17-05-20, 10:10 PM
i'll have to screen shot them from last season results

just added it to the previous post under league table

leo37
18-05-20, 11:12 AM
OK OK so now i am a shut up shop merchant and my attacking players are so isolated but much more solid looking more clean sheets from the back end of last season and beginning of this season

If my defensive players were still at there peaks maybe this could be a very nice defensive tactic with man marking instructions

obviously needs a few tweaks to make it more potent on the counter or to keep possession better

*Started going insanely defensive after the 5-3 win against Palermo back end of last season (stopped many forward arrows and park the dmc usually to man mark opposition players)

https://i.postimg.cc/fTQnrzHn/results-3.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/mggXwtQZ/start-of-season-3.jpg (https://postimg.cc/6yFf66jF)

https://i.postimg.cc/Cx40ZBwF/new-tactic.jpg (https://postimg.cc/VJ5ppNST)

M.C.F.C
18-05-20, 11:16 AM
A lot more reserved looking tactic which is giving you the right results at the back.

Have the board been happy with you so far?

leo37
18-05-20, 11:19 AM
back to pleased now and i am 9th in the league lol

was unhappy with me all summer gonna have to put everything into trying to win the italian cup this year as getting into europe via the league is gonna be very tough as my squad will get weaker as the years go by

AMC
18-05-20, 12:18 PM
Keep it up leo37, a ridiculously tough challenge!

leo37
18-05-20, 07:14 PM
End of Season 3

https://i.postimg.cc/RZvgtVmv/appearances-end-of-season3.jpg (https://postimg.cc/tYmdQb7c)

https://i.postimg.cc/4yT6TBNX/league-table-end-of-season.jpg (https://postimg.cc/CBmBGCq2)

************************************************** **********************************************
AC Milan - Monday 24th May 2004
************************************************** **********************************************


================================================== ==============================================
2003/4 Fixtures
================================================== ==============================================

Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
11.7.03 Bari H Friendly 2:0 53685 Desailly 2
19.7.03 Brescia H Friendly 1:1 53458 Paulo Sérgio
25.7.03 Atalanta H Friendly 1:0 53428 Bierhoff
1.8.03 Fiorentina H Friendly 0:0 53465
8.8.03 Cagliari H Friendly 0:0 53661
15.8.03 Foggia H Friendly 2:0 53393 Shearer 2 (1 pen)
7.9.03 Verona A Serie A 2:1 36195 Petit, Bierhoff
11.9.03 Lyngby DEN H UEFA Cup 1st Rnd Leg 1 1:0 54193 Simone
14.9.03 Roma H Serie A 0:0 76944
20.9.03 Juventus A Serie A 1:0 56533 Shearer
25.9.03 Lyngby DEN A UEFA Cup 1st Rnd Leg 2 2:0 5811 Leonardo, Cardozo
28.9.03 Reggina H Serie A 1:1 65909 Simone
1.10.03 Atalanta H Serie A 0:1 68686
11.10.03 Napoli A Serie A 0:1 72777
16.10.03 RKC HOL H UEFA Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 1:0 54720 Reuter pen
19.10.03 Venezia A Serie A 0:0 13455
26.10.03 Inter H Serie A 1:0 85440 Petit
30.10.03 RKC HOL A UEFA Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 2:0 6082 Bierhoff 2
2.11.03 Chievo A Serie A 0:0 24191
9.11.03 Torino A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 0:0 34074
15.11.03 Lazio H Serie A 0:0 72920
20.11.03 Rangers SCO H UEFA Cup 3rd Rnd Leg 1 1:0 72364 Karpin
23.11.03 Torino A Serie A 3:1 40155 Simone 2, Leonardo
26.11.03 Torino H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 0:0 56132
30.11.03 Bologna H Serie A 2:2 60452 Djalminha, Shearer
4.12.03 Rangers SCO A UEFA Cup 3rd Rnd Leg 2 1:0 50410 Shearer
7.12.03 Fiorentina A Serie A 0:2 44356
10.12.03 Inter A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 1:2 85416 Cardozo
14.12.03 Parma H Serie A 4:2 61867 Shearer 2, Cardozo, Petit
7.1.04 Inter H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 2:0 85430 Simeone 2
11.1.04 Udinese H Serie A 2:1 59519 Shearer, Edmundo
14.1.04 Lecce H Serie A 1:0 60927 Shearer pen
18.1.04 Atalanta A Serie A 1:1 26723 Mostovoi
21.1.04 Reggina A Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 1 0:1 27953
25.1.04 Verona H Serie A 2:0 76792 Shearer, Panucci
28.1.04 Vicenza A Serie A 0:0 20907
1.2.04 Roma A Serie A 1:1 78136 Edmundo
4.2.04 Reggina H Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 2 2:0 76614 Cardozo 2
7.2.04 Juventus H Serie A 2:0 79556 Mostovoi, Larsson
15.2.04 Reggina A Serie A 1:1 27973 Mostovoi
22.2.04 Napoli H Serie A 3:0 68917 Petit 2 pens, Edmundo
29.2.04 Lecce A Serie A 1:2 23910 Leonardo
4.3.04 Arsenal ENG A UEFA Cup 4th Rnd Leg 1 1:1 38412 Cardozo
6.3.04 Roma A Italian Cup Final Leg 1 0:1 81165
11.3.04 Arsenal ENG H UEFA Cup 4th Rnd Leg 2 2:0 64951 Shearer 2
14.3.04 Inter A Serie A 0:0 85404
18.3.04 Bursaspor TUR H UEFA Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 1:0 72340 Edmundo
21.3.04 Chievo H Serie A 2:0 58702 Petit pen, Larsson
25.3.04 Bursaspor TUR A UEFA Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 1:1 19661 Batty
31.3.04 Lazio A Serie A 0:1 79519
4.4.04 Torino H Serie A 5:2 61237 Strand, Shearer 3, Edmundo
8.4.04 Schalke 04 GER H UEFA Cup Semi Final Leg 1 1:1 66626 Shearer
11.4.04 Bologna A Serie A 0:0 37952
18.4.04 Fiorentina H Serie A 1:0 62398 Simone
22.4.04 Schalke 04 GER A UEFA Cup Semi Final Leg 2 1:3 60153 Edmundo
25.4.04 Parma A Serie A 0:0 27986
2.5.04 Vicenza H Serie A 2:1 61309 Maldini, Strand
5.5.04 Roma H Italian Cup Final Leg 2 0:1 75164
7.5.04 Venezia H Serie A 0:0 58654
9.5.04 Udinese A Serie A 2:0 32058 Petit, Simeone

Tactic Used mainly but arrows and marking system did change sometimes depending who i played on the flanks or upfront or if the opposition was 4-4-2 or 5-3-2 or 3-5-2

https://i.postimg.cc/kggZ518q/tactic-3rd-season.jpg (https://postimg.cc/BXRNYCMV)

leo37
18-05-20, 07:23 PM
30 Clean Sheets

3 Players from 95 Champions league final to make 25 competitive appearances Panucci, Maldini and Very dead Marco Simone

Lost Italian Cup Final to Roma

Out of Uefa Cup at semi final stage

My team was completely dead towards end of season so many sendings off injuries and collapse in attributes

Glad season was over once knocked out the cups (knew i wasn't gonna overturn first leg defeat to roma in Italian Cup final on defensive mentality lol)

Total points

30 Clean sheets = 150 points
'95' Final player bonus = 75 points (3 players Panucci, Maldini and Simone)

225 Total Points

James_y
18-05-20, 10:56 PM
How did the board take coming 7th?

leo37
18-05-20, 11:08 PM
How did the board take coming 7th?

satisfied currently perhaps two decent cup runs helped compared to last season when they where extremely disappointed with me all summer

surprised i made it to season 3 was expecting to get sacked

James_y
18-05-20, 11:15 PM
satisfied currently perhaps two decent cup runs helped compared to last season when they where extremely disappointed with me all summer

surprised i made it to season 3 was expecting to get sacked

I came 7th in season 2 as well and was on the verge, coming 10th in season 5 did it lol

leo37
18-05-20, 11:21 PM
2nd - 5th - 7th out of the 3 seasons so the decline is happening

I got no money as well the 90 million that was there for transfers has vanished got about 4 mill which won't buy me even one top end 32yr old

Main issues i find just as team starts to gel the player attributes decline on the older players and they need to be replaced for the following season it's a viscous cycle lol

Like Keown last season was averaging 7.7 at start of season at the end of season he was then 37 and he no longer gets any 8's just 7's with a few 6's now

James_y
18-05-20, 11:25 PM
Tactics, declining players and money running out, the 3 items that make this challenge so hard

leo37
19-05-20, 09:48 AM
main issue with being forced to play defensive mentality with an old back line is you can't use a sweeper as it's flat back 4 on a non wib wob a sweeper would make a huge difference as you then don't have to worry about pace at the back as much

thinking about dragging an arrow back from dc to cover as sweeper next season and then perhaps drag a d/dmc to cover the defensive position on zonal marking set

with an ageing paceless back line though thinking they would get dragged out of position or just don't have the legs to pull it off consistently though

M.C.F.C
19-05-20, 09:53 AM
thinking about dragging an arrow back from dc to cover as sweeper next season and then perhaps drag a d/dmc to cover the defensive position on zonal marking set

I was about to suggest this. Turn offside trap off as well so you don't get caught short.

leo37
19-05-20, 09:56 AM
I was about to suggest this. Turn offside trap off as well so you don't get caught short.

yes not needing offside trap would be nice as it's always risky against quality strikers with high off the ball and pace if you can shut down there midfield with a mix of zonal and man marking to stop supply it could work

gonna play loads of friendlies and test out some strategies against decent opposition

jukilo1888
19-05-20, 10:38 AM
This thread is pure gold, guys. Thank you for your contributions, learning a lot about everything!

leo37
19-05-20, 02:54 PM
Season 4 start squad

Gonna try bring in luis figo on loan if possible as he turns 32 soon as is transfer listed

Ebbe Sand and Batistuta might bring in also

Cafu, Luis Enrique and Mcmanaman should help the overall quality

https://i.postimg.cc/FKt8b2Kv/squad-start-of-season-4.jpg (https://postimg.cc/k2cTqY8Y)

M.C.F.C
19-05-20, 03:51 PM
Some incredible names there! Maldini, Desailly, Cafú, Simeone, Luis Enrique, Petit, Shearer, McManaman.

leo37
20-05-20, 09:58 AM
Season 4

https://i.postimg.cc/JzLx2C94/season-4-player-app.jpg (https://postimg.cc/GHXv4VLZ)

https://i.postimg.cc/2jLxj5YS/league-table-season-4.jpg (https://postimg.cc/5j1znbjh)

https://i.postimg.cc/pd7n3DpY/tactic-season-4-long.jpg (https://postimg.cc/B8T6KP5X)


************************************************** **********************************************
AC Milan - Friday 27th May 2005
************************************************** **********************************************


================================================== ==============================================
2004/5 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
22.8.04 Roma H Super Cup 0:1 77542
29.8.04 Lazio H Serie A 0:2 75774
12.9.04 Venezia A Serie A 3:1 12145 McManaman, Luis Enrique, Edmundo
16.9.04 St. Pat's Athletic IRL H UEFA Cup 1st Rnd Leg 1 2:0 62092 Muzzi 2
19.9.04 Bologna H Serie A 0:1 65334
26.9.04 Atalanta A Serie A 0:3 26681
30.9.04 St. Pat's Athletic IRL A UEFA Cup 1st Rnd Leg 2 2:0 6967 Larsson, Di Francesco
3.10.04 Napoli H Serie A 1:0 70260 Edmundo
16.10.04 Genoa H Serie A 1:1 63424 Mild
21.10.04 Rangers SCO A UEFA Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 1:1 50390 Larsson
24.10.04 Lecce A Serie A 2:1 23944 Luis Enrique, Amavisca
30.10.04 Inter H Serie A 0:0 85426
4.11.04 Rangers SCO H UEFA Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 0:2 65767
7.11.04 Roma A Serie A 2:1 79692 Petit, Edmundo
10.11.04 Vicenza A Serie A 1:0 20885 Shearer
14.11.04 Palermo A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 1:2 14859 Shearer pen
20.11.04 Reggina H Serie A 2:1 69637 Shearer 2 (1 pen)
28.11.04 Fiorentina A Serie A 1:4 44350 McManaman
1.12.04 Palermo H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 2:0 55101 Pawlak, Larsson pen
4.12.04 Palermo H Serie A 2:0 64552 Cafú 2
11.12.04 Bari A Serie A 3:0 45937 McManaman, Larsson 2
15.12.04 Udinese H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 2:3 76573 Edmundo, Larsson
19.12.04 Udinese H Serie A 4:0 64991 Muzzi 2 (1 pen), Kamouna, Shearer pen
5.1.05 Salernitana A Serie A 3:0 37853 Muzzi, Larsson 2
12.1.05 Udinese A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 1:0 32089 Larsson
16.1.05 Juventus H Serie A 1:2 79359 McManaman
23.1.05 Lazio A Serie A 1:2 79671 Pancaro og
30.1.05 Venezia H Serie A 2:0 63495 Muzzi pen, Petit
6.2.05 Bologna A Serie A 0:1 37933
13.2.05 Atalanta H Serie A 0:0 70172
20.2.05 Napoli A Serie A 0:1 72790
27.2.05 Vicenza H Serie A 2:0 62846 Muzzi pen, Larsson
6.3.05 Genoa A Serie A 2:1 40075 Shearer, Mild
13.3.05 Lecce H Serie A 2:0 66341 McManaman 2
20.3.05 Inter A Serie A 0:0 85397
2.4.05 Reggina A Serie A 1:0 27979 Muzzi
10.4.05 Fiorentina H Serie A 1:0 66363 Shearer
13.4.05 Roma H Serie A 0:1 76611
17.4.05 Palermo A Serie A 1:0 23864 Shearer
24.4.05 Bari H Serie A 1:0 68540 Pawlak
1.5.05 Udinese A Serie A 0:0 32069
8.5.05 Salernitana H Serie A 2:0 69276 Muzzi 2 (1 pen)
15.5.05 Juventus A Serie A 1:1 60417 Shearer
22.5.05 Inter H Serie A Playoff Leg 1 1:1 85425 McManaman
25.5.05 Inter A Serie A Playoff Leg 2 1:0 85432 Muzzi






The amount of early sendings off in games this season cost me early exits in the cups Uefa Cup early knock out to Rangers and Italian cup Quarter exit to Udinese after going down to 9 men in the first leg lol

Tactics this year long ball and when it worked, it worked! shut up shop no risks pump ball forward with fbs on direct crossing which i don't think worked well judging by total assists the 2 dmc hold up ball with petit on mixed and through balls whilst the right dmc plays it short. Man marking system employed some games other games more zonal some games a mix. Ugly football but with a mix of shearer, larson and muzzi upfront being pests they are going to cause some issues all scoring around 10 goals which isn't great but enough to win alot of tight games when playing so defensive. Was trial and error how to set the front 2 so isolated sometimes free roles other games both on forward runs some games no forward runs both hold up ball

The season was much better than expected and judging by the league table there isn't a stand out team anymore if I can get the long ball system right for next year maybe i could win a cup or challenge more closely for the league but it's a long shot and would need to be bringing into the club a lot of top end 32 yr olds to accomplish that as my current squad is another year older, slower and less capable.

James_y
20-05-20, 10:37 AM
4th is much better mate, keep it going!

leo37
20-05-20, 05:16 PM
Season 4

23 Clean Sheets = 115

'95' Final Player Bonus = 50 (Panucci and Maldini)

Total Points = 165 points

I will add all the points together and submit total when challenge is over after season 6 or if I get sacked before that

leo37
20-05-20, 07:01 PM
https://i.postimg.cc/WbQ1d0Hy/transfers-start-of-season5.jpg (https://postimg.cc/0b0s3KxG)

very underwhelming transfer window lot's of unknown punts for squad depth and some old back up players on free's

https://i.postimg.cc/9MGnBHmT/season-5-squad.jpg (https://postimg.cc/sQgmV8ZD)

Tactic looking solid though so far pretty much untouched from last season 1-0 and 2-0 wins against Sparta Prague in champions league qualifiers

Maldini left club refusing to rersign a contract and went to Udinese as player coach
Panucci signed for Bayern unprotected for 4.6 mill

So no player points bonus this season :-(

leo37
20-05-20, 10:15 PM
Winter Break

All Comps so Far

https://i.postimg.cc/9QbG9G4c/Half-way-stage-league.jpg (https://postimg.cc/rDd0XRCH)

https://i.postimg.cc/k4BFqBgq/champions-league-stage-1.jpg (https://postimg.cc/7GrTNPzW)

https://i.postimg.cc/6prZXCVd/champions-league-group.jpg (https://postimg.cc/fVby7trL)

Out the Italian Cup as well for extra pain!

James_y
20-05-20, 10:52 PM
Oh boy you’re going to follow in my footsteps of a season 5 sacking I think

leo37
21-05-20, 12:26 PM
End of Season 5

https://i.postimg.cc/Ss8Dm5Dg/league-table-end-of-season-5.jpg (https://postimg.cc/N9s14NhX)

https://i.postimg.cc/RhLdHtrf/Player-stats-season-5.jpg (https://postimg.cc/hQhVFftP)

https://i.postimg.cc/cLgYq3Dm/board-confidence-end-of-season-5.jpg (https://postimg.cc/QFDV1FZ9)

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AC Milan - Wednesday 17th May 2006
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2005/6 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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10.8.05 Sparta Prague CZE H Champions Cup Qual.3 Leg 1 2:0 69700 Shearer 2
24.8.05 Sparta Prague CZE A Champions Cup Qual.3 Leg 2 1:0 17434 Muzzi
29.8.05 Atalanta A Serie A 1:0 26690 Hansen
10.9.05 Palermo H Serie A 0:2 68057
13.9.05 Real Madrid ESP A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp B 2:1 74840 Hansen, Pawlak
18.9.05 Genoa A Serie A 0:3 34579
21.9.05 Feyenoord HOL H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp B 0:0 75957
25.9.05 Torino H Serie A 0:0 69176
28.9.05 Amica POL A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp B 0:4 6998
2.10.05 Bologna H Serie A 2:0 74109 Muzzi 2 (1 pen)
15.10.05 Fiorentina H Serie A 0:1 70655
18.10.05 Amica POL H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp B 1:0 74141 Kamouna
23.10.05 Napoli A Serie A 2:2 72790 Shearer 2
26.10.05 Real Madrid ESP H Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp B 1:0 85031 Larsson
30.10.05 Parma H Serie A 0:0 70417
6.11.05 Udinese A Serie A 0:0 32043
8.11.05 Feyenoord HOL A Champions Cup Ph.1 Grp B 0:1 51134
13.11.05 Vicenza H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 1:0 54980 Shearer
20.11.05 Sampdoria H Serie A 0:0 68169
23.11.05 Leeds ENG A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 0:0 40171
27.11.05 Juventus A Serie A 1:0 60426 Edmundo
30.11.05 Vicenza A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 0:2 18055
3.12.05 Inter H Serie A 0:0 85421
6.12.05 Dortmund GER H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 0:0 79215
11.12.05 Roma A Serie A 0:2 80105
17.12.05 Venezia H Serie A 1:0 67642 Muzzi
4.1.06 Vicenza A Serie A 1:1 20875 Larsson
15.1.06 Piacenza H Serie A 2:0 72302 Larsson, Bergkamp
18.1.06 Lazio A Serie A 1:2 80092 Shearer
22.1.06 Atalanta H Serie A 0:0 75928
29.1.06 Palermo A Serie A 0:0 23839
5.2.06 Genoa H Serie A 1:1 67797 Shearer
11.2.06 Torino A Serie A 2:1 38403 Larsson, Davids
14.2.06 AEK GRE H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 2:0 75486 Larsson, Edmundo
18.2.06 Bologna A Serie A 0:2 36447
22.2.06 AEK GRE A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 1:1 24779 Shearer
26.2.06 Lazio H Serie A 0:1 81389
4.3.06 Fiorentina A Serie A 0:1 44334
7.3.06 Leeds ENG H Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 2:0 81968 Edmundo, Muzzi
12.3.06 Napoli H Serie A 3:0 73889 Petit, Ali Maher 2
15.3.06 Dortmund GER A Champions Cup Ph.2 Grp D 2:0 63922 Okoronkwo og, Muzzi
19.3.06 Parma A Serie A 1:3 27989 Ali Maher
29.3.06 Udinese H Serie A 0:2 68384
1.4.06 Sampdoria A Serie A 0:0 38993
5.4.06 Porto POR H Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 0:2 79829
9.4.06 Juventus H Serie A 0:0 79938
16.4.06 Inter A Serie A 0:1 85442
19.4.06 Porto POR A Champions Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 0:0 38496
23.4.06 Roma H Serie A 1:1 79912 Shearer pen
30.4.06 Venezia A Serie A 2:1 12150 Larsson, Shearer
7.5.06 Vicenza H Serie A 0:1 66888
14.5.06 Piacenza A Serie A 3:0 15860 Muzzi, Davids, Shearer

https://i.postimg.cc/YCY9fznJ/Squad-age-season-5.jpg (https://postimg.cc/v48bGfdz)

leo37
21-05-20, 12:30 PM
28 Clean sheets = 140

140 Points Total

AMC
21-05-20, 12:32 PM
Well at least the board still supports you, 24 goals scored in 34 league games is concerning though, 18 less than last year (while conceding 4 more).

leo37
21-05-20, 12:33 PM
Have Jardel, Junior, Doni and Micoud coming all 32/33 next season so far

80% of my squad is expiring and I won't be renewing them !

Can no longer attract top quality players as the club rep must of gone down

AMC
21-05-20, 12:34 PM
They should help, Jardel is a beast.

leo37
21-05-20, 12:35 PM
it's impossible at this point with no money and my team had no legs last season quick opposition strikers and wingers just ripped me to pieces

target men too old now so long ball didnt work and playing short or mixed was a disaster the quality really lacked

James_y
21-05-20, 12:55 PM
How did you not get sacked! I did a lot better than that lol

Had the same issue with money as you did!

leo37
21-05-20, 01:12 PM
How did you not get sacked! I did a lot better than that lol

Had the same issue with money as you did!


no clue the board always unhappy at certain points but never sack me then flip back to satisfied with fans unhappy

but yes should of been sacked long ago

leo37
21-05-20, 01:24 PM
https://i.postimg.cc/c18kMDGx/june-board.jpg (https://postimg.cc/NLBxQk0S)

Now they are disappointed again!

keeps flipping back and forth

leo37
21-05-20, 01:32 PM
Could be a media bug as I criticised my back up keeper when the media came up then checked the board and they back to satisfied a few days later

i'm literally playing .68 on 0.60 db nick patch only changes is resolution and speed no changes to game file

https://i.postimg.cc/76B43mFM/board-few-days-later.jpg (https://postimg.cc/vg6CMLHc)

The board were angry of my criticism as well but it seems to have the reverse effect to board confidence

James_y
21-05-20, 01:43 PM
I call it hanging on by a thread :lol:

leo37
21-05-20, 01:58 PM
I call it hanging on by a thread :lol:

wouldn't mind getting sacked my squad is gonna be awful next season at best

James_y
21-05-20, 01:59 PM
I did breath a sigh of relief when I didn't have to play another season of it!

leo37
21-05-20, 02:27 PM
I did breath a sigh of relief when I didn't have to play another season of it!

it's a draining challenge

looking forward to it being over

last season now if they don't sack me over the summer

leo37
21-05-20, 02:50 PM
https://i.postimg.cc/zDc82DBC/difficult-season.jpg (https://postimg.cc/14wkfQDX)

James_y
21-05-20, 03:55 PM
Takes off some of the pressure!

M.C.F.C
21-05-20, 06:44 PM
How the mighty have fallen! Never thought I'd see the day AC Milan were expected to stay clear of relegation.

leo37
21-05-20, 08:38 PM
having a much better season 6 thus far with a counter attack direct style at half way point considering the overall quality of the squad being out of europe probably helps

post some screenshots later when i back on other machine

but on the off topic i noticed people that did the challenge previously and stuck strictly to the rules could not get a better hit rate for the strikers than 1 in 2 and it usually only for one of them. I looked back in previous seasons and Shearer getting 18 one season in all comps was the highest and saw others have same issue with really good renowned finishers

Even in season 1 with inzaghi and shev they both averaged just under 1 in 2 but shev did get a lot of assists for me also but generally it's tough getting them to be super productive so isolated

James_y
21-05-20, 09:24 PM
Ya I think the team make less chances with defensive mentality so striker rates will never be great

leo37
21-05-20, 09:33 PM
i do think though with other base shapes like 5 3 2 or sweeper or even a standard 4 4 2 defensive could be much more potent the issue isn't stopping the opposition as much it's just hard to create outlets without going insane with the arrows. Like even releasing a dmc or the wide players because it's defensive set they aren't gonna take the risks at the same rate compared to normal or attacking mentality anyway.

leo37
22-05-20, 09:00 AM
Season 6 Xmas Break

https://i.postimg.cc/6QfCQhwV/season-6-tactic.jpg (https://postimg.cc/XZXrHdrX)

Settings

Defensive, direct, counter no press even though a lot of players are set to press in player instructions no hard tackling either. Still can't get the strike force to work better i think the one dropping deep should be feeding through balls and hold up ball but that doesnt seem to work well on defensive mentality so will change also wbs performing much better rating wise but still not getting enough assists from crosses or deep balls on direct.

https://i.postimg.cc/Sst2XTP9/league-table-season-6.jpg (https://postimg.cc/G8GhVQd3)

https://i.postimg.cc/xC7yzypX/age-season6.jpg (https://postimg.cc/bDxtXbhP)

https://i.postimg.cc/mD5f1JG7/xmas-break-av-ratings.jpg (https://postimg.cc/bDkFK6rv)

https://i.postimg.cc/Yq8VvTf0/recent-form-season-6.jpg (https://postimg.cc/YhG8VnPB)

AMC
22-05-20, 09:09 AM
A much better season so far, hopefully you can keep it up.

leo37
22-05-20, 09:16 AM
would love to win italian cup would probably have to avoid roma though they have an insane team atm

M.C.F.C
22-05-20, 09:50 AM
Season 6 Xmas Break

Settings

Defensive, direct, counter no press even though a lot of players are set to press in player instructions no hard tackling either. Still can't get the strike force to work better i think the one dropping deep should be feeding through balls and hold up ball but that doesnt seem to work well on defensive mentality so will change also wbs performing much better rating wise but still not getting enough assists from crosses or deep balls on direct.

One thing worth noting with arrows is that arrows pointing backwards only affect a player on the WOB screen. Sideways and forward arrows affect a player on the WIB screen. So as it stands you have your left striker running towards your right striker when you have the ball, and when you don't have the ball your right striker is dropping back in to the AMC slot to defend.

leo37
22-05-20, 10:01 AM
Got around 11 mill in transfer window so if i can bring in any 2 of these till the end of final season that will help a lot

https://i.postimg.cc/DzSWRWch/transfer-end-season-6.jpg (https://postimg.cc/kVdXbgZY)

leo37
22-05-20, 10:03 AM
One thing worth noting with arrows is that arrows pointing backwards only affect a player on the WOB screen. Sideways and forward arrows affect a player on the WIB screen. So as it stands you have your left striker running towards your right striker when you have the ball, and when you don't have the ball your right striker is dropping back in to the AMC slot to defend.

yah i have him on press dropping deep the idea was to hold up or thread through passes to striker but not working great by assists for forwards perhaps a creative player be better there with some workrate but then i wouldnt be able to play direct as it suits physical strikers better i think and defensive short passing is too slow in build up so its a dilemma really

drop deep in a defensive sense on press without ball as he is upfront with ball

extra body too and if opposition plays a dmc or even 2 midfileders that dont get forward its a good job for the team

leo37
22-05-20, 10:20 AM
i had 4 transfers pre arranged and they cancelled them all only could get in Oliseh

they dangled the 11 mill transfer budget at me then removed it after the dec 31st update

M.C.F.C
22-05-20, 10:41 AM
Gutted! Taribo West would have been a fantastic addition from the screenshot you showed me in the chatbox.

leo37
22-05-20, 10:46 AM
ya he pretty awesome

sneaked through @udinese in the cup they swamped me entire game playing uber attacking one shot from me and from a knock down from a free kick and my big greek centre back put the tie beyond them equalising with 20 mins to go man marked there entire team second half lol

https://i.postimg.cc/Y2dTXhj8/udinese-away.jpg (https://postimg.cc/ThWk12VW)image bb (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/zBtpkHpg/match-ratings-udinese.jpg (https://postimg.cc/bDnQyJ7y)

https://i.postimg.cc/BQHFN1n1/free-kick-goal.jpg (https://postimg.cc/fJWkRyXw)

for 21 mins they didn't get near my goal on man marking after we scored equalizer the last 10 mins got pretty nasty though but they still needed 2 goals as we had the away one

leo37
22-05-20, 11:07 AM
ray parlour coming in on the right mid slot at 33 from celtic still looks decent

James_y
22-05-20, 11:08 AM
ray parlour coming in on the right mid slot at 33 from celtic still looks decent

The man who got better with age

leo37
22-05-20, 11:21 AM
just lost @ home to salerntina in league they scored 2 late goals 86 and 90th muniute as my team got tired

feck the league want to win the cup

leo37
22-05-20, 11:35 AM
that's my dream over 2-0 defeat away at juve in first round of semi final of cup

leo37
22-05-20, 02:04 PM
Season 6 Completed

https://i.postimg.cc/9MyLK6sY/endofseason6-league-table.jpg (https://postimg.cc/njcKQPFX)

https://i.postimg.cc/L41qKHCp/endofseason6-player-ratings.jpg (https://postimg.cc/14yRDZ1C)

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AC Milan - Monday 14th May 2007
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2006/7 Fixtures
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Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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27.8.06 Sampdoria A Serie A 0:1 38961
9.9.06 Fiorentina H Serie A 1:1 72503 Jardel
17.9.06 Roma H Serie A 0:0 81818
20.9.06 Como A Italian Cup 1st Rnd Leg 1 3:2 13479 Doni, Marlet 2
24.9.06 Perugia A Serie A 1:3 25158 Jardel
1.10.06 Lecce H Serie A 1:0 72961 Doni
15.10.06 Udinese H Serie A 3:1 70566 Doni, Kamouna, Zdrilic
22.10.06 Napoli A Serie A 0:2 72770
25.10.06 Como H Italian Cup 1st Rnd Leg 2 2:0 60199 Jardel, Yorke
28.10.06 Bologna H Serie A 1:0 75822 Marlet
5.11.06 Genoa A Serie A 1:0 32349 Jardel
8.11.06 Vicenza A Serie A 2:1 20894 Doni, Zdrilic
12.11.06 Inter A Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 1 3:2 85430 Jardel 2, Xavier
19.11.06 Inter H Serie A 1:1 85414 Anatolakis
26.11.06 Lazio A Serie A 0:1 82878
29.11.06 Inter H Italian Cup 2nd Rnd Leg 2 0:1 84339
2.12.06 Reggina H Serie A 2:0 76934 Jardel, Zdrilic
10.12.06 Juventus A Serie A 0:0 60432
13.12.06 Udinese H Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 1 1:0 76801 Harold Lozano
17.12.06 Venezia H Serie A 3:0 69670 Jardel, Davids 2
3.1.07 Atalanta A Serie A 0:0 26675
10.1.07 Udinese A Italian Cup Qtr Final Leg 2 1:1 32057 Anatolakis
14.1.07 Salernitana H Serie A 1:2 76247 Zdrilic
21.1.07 Sampdoria H Serie A 1:0 74388 Zdrilic pen
24.1.07 Juventus A Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 1 0:2 60450
28.1.07 Fiorentina A Serie A 0:1 44347
3.2.07 Roma A Serie A 0:1 80541
7.2.07 Juventus H Italian Cup Semi Final Leg 2 1:1 81097 Jardel pen
11.2.07 Perugia H Serie A 3:1 71224 Jardel, Hasselbaink, Arellano
18.2.07 Lecce A Serie A 0:2 23923
25.2.07 Vicenza H Serie A 0:0 69678
4.3.07 Udinese A Serie A 2:1 32071 Jardel, Doni
11.3.07 Napoli H Serie A 0:0 81278
18.3.07 Bologna A Serie A 0:1 38036
31.3.07 Inter A Serie A 0:0 85421
4.4.07 Genoa H Serie A 0:2 70741
7.4.07 Lazio H Serie A 0:0 82056
14.4.07 Reggina A Serie A 0:0 27959
22.4.07 Juventus H Serie A 0:1 80475
29.4.07 Venezia A Serie A 1:0 9832 Harold Lozano
6.5.07 Atalanta H Serie A 0:1 78328
13.5.07 Salernitana A Serie A 1:2 38720 Hasselbaink

Gave up after the cup semi defeat to Juve. Just flew through the remaining fixtures till the end of season had nothing to play for points wise except some clean sheets

Re-signed Maldini in the summer but he retired a few days later

The harder i tried the more i failed the glory moments of 8-9 clean sheets in a row soon come to an abrupt end then you are re editing tactics for new players replacing the declining oldies

But some oldies are golden Maldini , the Korean Keeper the Egyptian right back even Costacurta was doing a job up until he retired aged around 37

I look forward to never having to play 4-4-2 defensive shape with defensive mentality ever again!

Will submit scores now on in the other section as it's unliekly any of my players will win an award

Season 6 score total

Clean sheets (only) 17 = 85

James_y
22-05-20, 02:36 PM
Well done mate you made it to the end! Hopefully the next challenge you take will not be such a struggle :D

M.C.F.C
22-05-20, 02:41 PM
Well done Leo! You properly slogged that one out.

leo37
22-05-20, 02:41 PM
I was naive enough to think the 4 4 2 defensive could work and i would stumble into a great tactic as the years went on but the opposite happens as the seasons go on with declining players and small transfer kitties

AMC
22-05-20, 02:52 PM
Well done on your persistence mate :ok:

luke_21
14-06-20, 11:55 PM
So I've actually had a go at this twice, about a year ago - first attempt ended in the sack during season one - aggressive selling of players went very badly. 2nd attempt went much better but I was frustrated by 2x UEFA Cup final losses and the lack of points that earned!

I thought this was a good time to take a fresh approach and go at this again. New strategy this time, having seen the money problems that can happen as this challenge progresses, I decided to try not to sign too many players too early and keep some of my best players for the majority of season 1. Here's how it went:

Season 1

I only signed Panucci, Suker and Cesar Sampaio in pre-season, adding Desailly, Conte and Donadoni (on a free when he got sacked) in October. They cost a combined £6mil.

The initial squad started well and I sold some as offers came in, keeping key men like Shevchenko right to the end of the season (that backfired). We topped Serie A until December, when defeats at Roma and Atalanta de-railed us. Shevchenko's goals were key - he started the season with 11 in 5 games(!)

Second half of the season and Super Roma pulled away at the top of the league, we stuck in there and managed to finish 2nd place on 68 points, ahead of Juve and Lazio on goal difference. In the Cup, we lost to Inter 2-1 on aggregate in the semi final. The UEFA Cup was a highlight, we reached the final after a 4-2 agg win over Liverpool in the semi, then beat Fiorentina 4-1 in the final, Sheva signed off with 2 goals to finish the season on 44 goals in 46 apps.

So we raffled off the players after the season end, raising over £100mil. Now my error re Shevchenko.. somehow, despite teams being interested, no bids arrived, even as I reduced the asking price lower and lower, to £4mil!! In a panic, 2 days before new season, I had to release him, which Silvio somehow allowed. He went a further month unattached, before Middlesbrough(!!!!!) took him. Mad. Anyway, objective achieved, good solid season, raised good funds and didn't waste too much money. On to season 2...

luke_21
15-06-20, 12:38 AM
Season 2:

Lots of signings were made in the off-season, including all 1995 players I could get. Here's the list:

Lentini, Eranio, Simone, Galli, Stroppa, Mostovoi, Torricelli, Lizarazu, Bierhoff, Paulo Sergio, Canizares, Boksic, Schmeichel, Roberto Baggio, van Hooijdonk, Carrera, Carboni, Couto, Radebe and Leonardo.
Gareth Southgate arrived in Sept after he turned 32 and Alan Shearer came in October. He signed for Celtic in Jan of season 1 which complicated things, but I swooped in when he fell out with his manager. Total cost for this lot was £48mil, with Lizarazu and Canizares setting me back the most.

Points:
Serie A winner! 100 pts. Won via playoff v Juve!
Italian Cup: 0 pts, lost final v Roma (2-1agg)
UCL: 0 pts, Quarter final, lost 2-1 aet v Bayern.
95 Players: 325 (All 13 of my players made their quota.) (Rossi, Costacurta, Galli, Maldini, Desailly, Panucci, Lentini, Donadoni, Eranio, Albertini, Boban, Stroppa and Simone.)
Clean sheets: 28 x5 = 140pts.

Total points = 565.

The season started with a Euro Super Cup win v Juve on pens, followed by a 3-0 home win over the same team in the Serie A. We scraped through our Champions League group with 3 home wins v Betis, Sporting and PSV, but carried on our good form in the league. A 2-0 home win v Roma was followed by a 4-3 classic v Inter, a Panucci 10/10 and wonder goal saw us take the win. Top of the table at Christmas!

We played well after the break, but our luck turned in terms of results. 1 point from 3 consecutive games v Juve, Lazio and Vicenza saw us fall 6 points behind resurgent Roma and 3 behind Juve. Meanwhile in the Champions League we dominated the 2nd group phase, topping a group of Celtic, Man Utd and Dortmund with 16 points. Our mid season blip was followed by a record of 8 wins and 2 draws from our next 10. Away games at Udinese and Roma, 3 days apart, seemed crucial. Shearer got a stoppage time winner at Udinese, we then pulled off a memorable 2-0 win in the Olimpico to hit the top of the table, 3 clear with just 5 games to play.

Meanwhile, we reached the Italian Cup Final v Roma and won 1-0 at the San Siro in the 1st leg. They overturned it late in the season with a 2-0 win in Rome - not to be. In the UCL, we won 1-0 at home v Bayern in the quarter, but lost out in extra time in the return. We missed Shearer's goals in the competition (cup tied) and our league success may have just affected us here.

The league conclusion was epic. A 2-1 defeat at home to Fiorentina, despite 18 shots on goal, seemed to have ruined it. We got lucky - Roma drew 3 in a row with UCL games taking their toll. Juventus sneaked in and we were level going into the final day. Us home v Parma, they had a tough away game at Lazio. Shearer scored on 4 mins, perfect start. Lazio also took a first half lead and things were looking great. We battered Parma. 17 shots to 4. But Sebastien Frey decided this was a good time for the form of his life and saved everything. Parma duly levelled the game with their first shot before getting the winner on 82 mins. Gutted! Lazio held on to earn us a play-off at least.

The play-off itself was mad. First game in Turin and we see the contrasting effects of goalkeepers. Buffon put in a 4/10 performance, his teammates don't do much better and we win 6-1. We lose 2-0 in the return, but Donadoni makes his 25th appearance of the season and I don't care. A dream season for me in this difficult challenge! Luck has certainly been on my side, let's hope it stays that way. Now to target European success next year..

Top performers were mostly in defence. Maldini, Shearer, Radebe, Desailly, Panucci and Canizares had the highest av ratings. Shearer top scored with 22 in 31, although Bierhoff and Boksic contributed with 14 goals each. I've just landed Batistuta for season 3, taking advantage of another manager row! This is where we are currently, screenshots will be available but I don't know yet how to get them on here..!

M.C.F.C
15-06-20, 07:04 AM
Amazing start to this challenge mate, seems you've shaped quite the squad especially with Batistuta coming in! Would be interested in seeing your formation :)

James_y
15-06-20, 07:53 AM
Wow you won the league with 4-4-2 defensive, very impressive! looking forward to seeing how the other seasons go

luke_21
15-06-20, 07:43 PM
Amazing start to this challenge mate, seems you've shaped quite the squad especially with Batistuta coming in! Would be interested in seeing your formation :)

Here's my tactic - trying out sending screenshots so sorry if this doesn't work! I didn't stray too far from this, occasionally changed the midfield arrows a little. Instructions are Defensive, Direct, Hard and Yes (pressing).

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3416/qCQQvJ.png

luke_21
15-06-20, 09:01 PM
Screenshots - Transfers:

Transfers In Season 1 - https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7510/ZGZEfC.png

Out (part 1) - https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7982/lqhtlm.png
Part 2 - https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2643/9J3FJ3.png

Season 2:

Transfers In - https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7341/j5QiT1.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5757/vj19zU.png

Transfers Out- https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3000/qzRKdc.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2969/NuGJZC.png

luke_21
15-06-20, 09:03 PM
Screenshots - Fixtures Season 2:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/2722/9EXByt.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8224/ylg0KB.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3228/yvYRIZ.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6317/3P7BCD.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6843/ZAbdRN.png

Serie A Winners:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1236/FC1qYx.png

luke_21
15-06-20, 09:09 PM
1995 Players Screenshots:

Rossi
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5485/CmYXCz.png

Maldini
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1192/ik9nkC.png

Stroppa
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/864/S1Lztq.png

Simone
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2848/qPPptF.png

Panucci
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3762/parZ7n.png

Desailly
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/760/G6u9Jw.png

Eranio
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4002/73Umhf.png

Donadoni
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8955/soo3qw.png

Lentini
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2934/8YeDJH.png

Galli
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8388/OEELVF.png

Costacurta
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5585/zNeLgA.png

Boban
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4363/IITLDX.png

Albertini
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9986/keATcp.png

James_y
16-06-20, 06:32 PM
Good work mate keep it up :ok:

You got the team instructions screen shot as well?

luke_21
17-06-20, 10:30 PM
Oh sorry forgot it - here it is!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7721/IYzfWV.png

Season 3 update coming soon..

luke_21
20-06-20, 12:07 AM
Season 3 Complete - we went one better!

Serie A: Winners - 100 points

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2065/c1a0fH.png

We've been fortunate to win 2 Serie A titles with pretty low points totals. Very exciting though! 8 points clear at one point, we stuttered to the end. A late Alan Shearer goal in the last game helped us avoid a second playoff!

Champions League: Winners! 400 points.

The Desailly/Radebe pairing got us through the semi without playing very well:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7048/lQdJ0e.png

We beat Roma on pens in the final:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4005/ydAD15.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9448/kUDghp.png

Tactics:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2847/qaCkMF.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7434/iKYtGP.png

We lost to Juve in the Italian Cup Quarters - probably helped with our other wins in the end.

luke_21
20-06-20, 12:20 AM
Season 3 Clean sheets = 30 x5 = 150 points

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9819/T9ltf6.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7195/3izw4i.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1483/nDFnSL.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1185/cHrbAl.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4782/vDhyDx.png

1995 players appearances:
Donadoni, Costacurta and Galli retired, so I was left with 10 players. All 10 made the quota, I learned from last year and got them in earlier in the season, to prevent Lentini, Stroppa et al being a liability in key games.

10x25 = 250 points:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6261/JKjBtn.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6366/WKdnKS.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/1237/cFbx7p.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3883/GNjuTO.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2834/aIqSug.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6906/UJAHWi.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6341/W3G5cx.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/251/e9RUHe.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4034/cK00lH.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2335/PsJ7Q5.png

Euro Defender of the Year - Lizarazu = 10 points

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8232/lOZwRQ.png

Transfers in: Just 5 players, Batistuta and Petit were key, Marcelinho Carioca provided a welcome boost to the league campaign in January.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/9766/J5fBtt.png

Average Ratings:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8156/1dDYqc.png

The defence was superb, Petit was a great addition in DM and my target men up front (Batistuta, Shearer, Boksic) provided the goals. I find my RM and LM positions are the least productive and they always need subbed around 60 mins due to the long forwards runs - I may try to tweak this, but am reluctant to change a winning formula.

Season 4 could be tough, a number of players have retired and some good players are now showing signs of decline. Time to use that £60mil transfer fund I think..

M.C.F.C
20-06-20, 04:46 PM
Incredible work so far! Good luck next season.

luke_21
25-06-20, 06:24 PM
Season 4 Complete!

I entered the transfer market in a serious way to refresh my ageing squad, spending 41 million. Montero and Thuram came in as my new first choice pairing at DC, Zidane and Stanic were signed for the wide midfield roles and Sand and Larsson up front. Mondragon, Mutiu and Lamouchi added good value for money and options in the squad.

A number of players retired or left on a free, including 5 of my 1995 squad - in truth I was happy to see them go - no more need to fit them into the team.

Westarted the season the way we ended the last one - with a penalty win over Roma, this time in the Italian Super Cup. A loss to Arsenal in the Euro Super Cup was followed by a win over Roma in the Serie A opener - a good start. Results were pretty good, we finished 2nd in our first group phase in the UCL, behind PSV, then won v Leeds and Bayern in the 2nd phase. In Serie A, we were 4 points off the top, in 4th, at Christmas. Our new defence looked good, but our goalkeepers had some nightmare games and none of our strikers were really scoring regularly.

Into the second half of the season and things went downhill.. a 2-1 loss at Roma spelled the end of our league challenge, but we did get through to the Italian Cup final after defeating Juventus 2-1 agg. We made a record 4 match losing run, but still got through our Phase 2 UCL group with 11 points, despite the poor form. Some players had lost confidence in my ability and the board were down to 'generally satisfied' as we sank to 6th in the league. We scraped past Dortmund in the Champions League quarters as Alan Shearer got back among the goals. In the semi, we did well to restrict Lazio to a 2-1 lead after a 20 shots to 4 battering in Rome, giving us the chance for heroics in the San Siro. Sabri Lamouch provided them, with 2 goals off the bench, the winner on 90 mins, to give us the 4-2 win we needed to progress!

The league was still going badly, still in 6th after more patchy results. However, Shearer was scoring again and Rossi in goal was in the form of his life aged 40! We turned around the Italian Cup Final in the 2nd leg, winning on away goals v Lazio. The Champions League final again meant facing runaway Serie A winners Roma, feeling proper underdogs this time. Luck was massively on our side, as Tommasi and Samuel both saw red cards in the first half. Emmanuel Petit fired in a free kick (!) to give us a 1-0 lead that we protected - double European Champions!

As the season ends again we face rebuilding in the summer - our Cup successes shouldn't gloss over a declining team. Fortunately, this success brings money to spend and I'm also looking forward to completeing the full trophy set in this game, by aiming for the World Championship in the summer. Scrrenshots to come!

Serie A: 6th place

Italian Cup: Winners, +50 points

Champions League: Winners, +400 points

1995 Players: 5 (Rossi, Maldini, Desailly, Panucci, Albertini) +125 points

Clean Sheets: 23, +115 points

James_y
25-06-20, 06:48 PM
It gets harder as the seasons go on and the players retire / money runs out I think

luke_21
27-06-20, 02:41 PM
Season 4 Screenshots:

Transfers
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3824/R4JWUR.png

UCL Final
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9765/UdNYwu.png

Italian Cup Final
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5126/YUasOi.png

Serie A - 6th, Roma went unbeaten after we beat them in week 1.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4725/3SZKtK.png

Fixtures - 23 clean sheets
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1428/YD3fZO.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8254/GNXGPE.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9539/QJa6Ml.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/4692/7XyfFU.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/9782/HXcg6A.png

1995 players x5
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9070/11yB5c.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/3681/yINEaw.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/634/Z0IWy4.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9164/nd6Ang.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/9289/i6cVvk.png

Amazing game v Parma - who said 442 defensive can't be entertaining (and maddening)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2263/wmubU4.png

Final well done to Paolo Montero for his record 19 yellows and 4 reds, needing me to set him his own tackling instructions. He still topped av ratings!
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/8898/EcybIm.png

Season points = 690

luke_21
27-06-20, 02:53 PM
It gets harder as the seasons go on and the players retire / money runs out I think

How true that is.. I've now rushed through Seasons 5 and 6, with no more point-scoring trophies added unfortunately.

Season 5 started with some big name additions, including Christian Vieri and Figo. We also had the World Club Championship in the summer, and again despite a thorough pre-season, I got the players' conditioning wrong and we lost in the final.

Transfers:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6540/W1YhSq.png

We started well enough but fell away and finished 7th in Serie A this season - with goals a real struggle despite the quality we had up front. Roma had an unbeaten season in Serie A - totally dominant, but lost their 3rd UCL final in a row to Lazio.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7759/3jLWKC.png

We progressed OK in the Champions League but lost on away goals to Rangers in the quarters, despite dominating both games. We also lost in the Italian Cup quarters.

Points then - 75 for my 3 remaining 1995 players:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3848/StGYOj.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1459/NposCy.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2825/0KIRmU.png

Clean sheets - 32 = 160 points:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1636/PFQhj4.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7249/GgbT11.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5161/80vU0D.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7620/rY2K24.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/5479/M6Upuo.png

Season points total = 235

Total so far -

Season 2 = 565
Season 3 = 910
Season 4 = 690
Season 5 = 235

Overall so far = 2400 exactly

luke_21
27-06-20, 03:08 PM
So on to the final season. The money was still OK actually, pre season ticket sales allowed us a final set of transfers. I had high hopes for Guilherme and Palermo up front and Roberto Carlos would make up for the loss of Lizarazu at DL. Albertini left the club as he couldn't agree a new contract - but we re-signed him almost immediately.

Transfers:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3035/HN1IW2.png

We entered the Inter-Toto Cup due to our 7th placed finish last year and I was hoping for a crack at the UEFA Cup - perhaps a more realistic prospect for points at this stage. How wrong - Livingston beat us in the final 3-2!!
So a season without European football was an underwhelming finish. However, the focus on the league helped us to a 2nd place finish, 7 points behind Roma. The goals were flowing again, with Larsson and Guilherme particularly prolific.

Serie A Table:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/6427/xb7u5l.png
Roma's one defeat meant they have lost 2 league games in 3 seasons!!

We only had 2 1995 players make the quota as Maldini ended the season on 24 due to an injury.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7720/LuzFdp.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2902/Fuv1fy.png

Clean sheets = just 20 this year - 100 points
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2075/RvQFaG.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/9598/uQ1dDK.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4804/aTE2eS.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/3240/J6bUGr.png

So Season 6 we made 150 points, bringing my total for the challenge to 2550.

I really enjoyed this challenge, the first 4 seasons anyway, with legendary players fighting for the biggest trophies. The last two seasons were tougher going, but nonetheless I finish with a proud record of 2x Serie A, 2x Champions League and 1x Italian Cup wins.

I am tempted to carry on with this game, minus restrictions, to see if I can save Milan (now bankrupt with only 19 players) from a terminal decline. But I think a break from it is in order first of all!

My advice to anyone esle doing this -

1. Save money at all times - don't buy if you don't need to in season 1 - players value will be lower in summer of season 2. Use the after 50 apps clause as part of transfer deals and only buy players you really need, not just to bulk up the squad.
2. Direct passing and top quality, physical players at DC and SC - Desailly, Radebe, Thuram and Montero at the back plus Shearer, Boksic, Bierhoff, Batistuta, Larsson, Sand and Vieri were the best of these. Playing like this allows you enough goals despite the formation and defensive mentality!

M.C.F.C
27-06-20, 08:04 PM
Excellent write up and a great points total. Congratulations :)

James_y
30-06-20, 12:13 PM
Great write up and amazing performance on this hard challenge Luke

luke_21
30-06-20, 09:51 PM
Thanks guys!