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16-11-13, 08:13 PM
Challenge 26 - Gre-No-Li


Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahal and Nils Liedholm, together the trio led AC Milan and Sweden to glory in the 40s and 50s. The journey began when the three won the 1948 Olympic Gold Medal in London, and over the coming years league titles galore where won. Gunnar Nordahl was the chief architect with a record of 210 goals in 257 games, winning five top league scorer awards and is still Milan's all time top scorer, while his record for Sweden also weren't too shabby with 43 goals in just 33 games! Nils Liedholm would captain Sweden to the 1958 World Cup Final where they were put to the sword by Pele's Brazil 5-2, while for Milan he would account for many of the assists for Nordahl's goal, as well as make 359 apps over 12 years, racking in with 81 goals. Gunnar Gren spent the least time with Milan but still chipped in with 38 goals in his 4 seasons with the club, and was also part of that 1958 World Cup squad and could boast a sound strike rate with 32 in 57 for his National side.

Now it's your turn! Your challenge is to take over AC Milan and sign three Swedish forwards with points awarded for Goals, Assists and Man of the Match's for the trio as well as club success. Additional points will also be rewarded for Italian Top Goalscorer, Italian Player of the Year awards as well as the FIFA World Player awards.


- Any database can be used (Super Swedes FTW :ok:).

- You can play any tactic as long as your 3 forwards play up front (SC or F) and it has at least 2 wide players (anywhere... D, DM, M, AM) and 3 defenders.

- This is a one season challenge.

- You can sell and loan out as many players as you wish, but you can only buy/loan the 3 Swedish players you wish to use for the challenge.


Serie A - 1st 500 pts, 2nd 200 pts, 3rd 100 pts, 4th 50 pts

Italian Cup - Winners 100 pts, Runners Up 50 pts, Semi Finalists 20 pts

Champions League - Winners 1000 pts, Runners Up 500 pts, Semi Finalists 200 pts

UEFA Cup - Winners 500 pts, Runners Up 200 pts, Semi Finalists 100 pts

FIFA World Player (only for your 3 Swedish players) - 1st 500 pts, 2nd 200 pts, 3rd 100 pts

Italian Player of the Year (only for your 3 Swedish players) - 1st 100 pts, 2nd 50 pts, 3rd 20 pts

Italian Top Scorer (only for your 3 Swedish players) - 1st 50 pts, 2nd 20 pts, 3rd 10 pts

Every goal from the trio - 10 pts

Every assist from the trio - 5 pts

Every MOM from the trio - 10 pts


- All competitions and awards which achieve points, season stats for the trio.

Thanks to swedishcmgod for coming up with the idea, as well as Craig Forrest and The Eejit for the support in preparing the challenge.

I imagine (hope) this will be a fun challenge and wish you well in your recruiting and your season ahead.

16-11-13, 09:44 PM
Ohhhhh, love a 1 season challenge, will definitely give this a go in the next few days.

Great work swede, eej, CF, and AMC :ok:.

17-11-13, 01:42 AM

Will crack on with this when Greece challenge done

Wonder if Ibra will join?!

Question - do they have to be FWD or STR or can you buy any 3 Swedes - as long as they play up top in the challenge?

17-11-13, 01:53 AM
Any 3 will do, forwards, strikers, all the same to me!

17-11-13, 02:06 AM
So you can sign midfielders or even defenders and lump them up top if you wanted?

17-11-13, 06:48 PM
Sorry was drunk when I posted that :lol: no it has to be 3 forwards/strikers.

18-11-13, 02:00 AM
Using the Autumn Update.

1st Signing: Marcus Rosenberg (£5,250,000)
2nd Signing: Robin Simovic (£6,000,000)
3rd Signing: Alexander Gerndt (£8,500,000)

18-11-13, 02:18 AM
Few games into the season and one of my players gets Injured:


18-11-13, 02:21 AM
But on another note...


18-11-13, 02:27 AM
But on another note...


Right after the next game.... :pound:


18-11-13, 02:28 AM
Quick Question. Simovic was Sweden/Croatia when I signed him and hes been called up for the Croatia team.. no issues I presume?

18-11-13, 02:40 AM
Ohhhhhhh you've got plenty of issues Foderinho, none of them to do with CM though :D.

Kicked off, gone original update......


18-11-13, 02:49 AM
Nice Nice :yield:

18-11-13, 02:51 AM
Gerndt makes his come back.... and is out for another month :slap:

18-11-13, 03:26 AM
Finished Greece challenge so will get on this tomorrow - seems like choosing the right DB might be key..................

18-11-13, 07:00 AM
Challenge Completed - Autumn Update

Serie A - 500pts


Italian Cup - 100pts


Champions League - 1000pts


FIFA World Player - 0pts

Italian Player of the Year - 0pts

Italian Top Scorer - 0pts

1st Signing: Marcus Rosenberg (£5,250,000)

Goal - 19 x 10pts = 190pts

Assist - 3 x 5pts = 15pts

MoM - 3 x 10 pts = 30pts


2nd Signing: Robin Simovic (£6,000,000)


Goal - 15 x 10pts = 150pts

Assist - 10 x 5pts = 50pts

MoM - 2 x 10 pts = 20pts

3rd Signing: Alexander Gerndt (£8,500,000)


Goal - 17 x 10pts = 170pts

Assist - 10 x 5pts = 50pts

MoM - 6 x 10 pts = 60pts

Total Points = 2335

18-11-13, 11:28 AM
what was your tactic mate?

18-11-13, 11:30 AM
My new one: http://www.champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4322&p=135699#post135699

18-11-13, 12:43 PM
Nice work foddo :ok:

Had a bit on this arvo and at work now, will finish up tomorrow.

18-11-13, 01:16 PM
Foddy - doesn't your formation have only 1 ST and 3 AM?

are those AM classed as "forwards" like AMC says in the OP?

Craig Forrest
18-11-13, 01:45 PM
I'm pretty sure the tactic needs to have three forwards

18-11-13, 01:48 PM
I agree with Craigie .... the idea was to have either 3 SC or an FL/SC/FR combination. Lets see what AMC says.

18-11-13, 02:37 PM
As said above 3 players on the forward line, so the tactic is invalid I'm afraid Foddy.

18-11-13, 02:44 PM
As said above 3 players on the forward line, so the tactic is invalid I'm afraid Foddy.

Can you update the first post to ensure there is no dispute about the formation required. Might also be worth including where the wide players can be. My assumption is anywhere, eg D, DM, M, AM or F R/L

Craig Forrest
18-11-13, 02:50 PM
OP edited for clarification :ok:

18-11-13, 03:02 PM
Another question - is it compulsory to buy (and play) the three Swedes?

Craig Forrest
18-11-13, 03:08 PM
Yes you must buy 3 Swedes and since they will be the ones getting you points (apart from the points for League win, etc...) playing them will probably be in your best interest :ok:

18-11-13, 03:13 PM
Didn't really think it was that ambiguous! Cheers for editing it though CF.

18-11-13, 03:19 PM
fuck - Henrik rejects Milan in ODB :(

18-11-13, 05:19 PM
Any chance Vitaly Kutuzov could be one of my Swedes?! #BEAST

My chosen 3 Swedes after Larsson rejected us to stay in Scottish footie playing Ayr Utd etc are..........

Kallstrom (wonderkid on ODB!)

Selakovic is fecking cup tied in Europe tho! :(

18-11-13, 10:08 PM
Thats the last Challenge I will waste my time on, a whole fucking day playing that lost, cos 3 of you cunts cant be specific enough in your OP.

18-11-13, 10:09 PM

18-11-13, 10:14 PM
Well this has clearly just been added " You can play any tactic as long as your 3 forwards play up front (SC or F) and it has at least 2 wide players (anywhere... D, DM, M, AM) and 3 defenders."

When before it read "You can play any tactic as long as it has at least 2 wide players (anywhere... D, DM, M, AM) and 3 defenders."

Bit of fucking difference Id say.

Craig Forrest
18-11-13, 10:15 PM
Thats the last Challenge I will waste my time on, a whole fucking day playing that lost, cos 3 of you cunts cant be specific enough in your OP.

You played CM for a day? How will you ever forgive yourself for wasting so much of your life on a 12 year old computer game?

Seriously man, AMC didn't think people would misunderstand the point of signing three forwards to play in three forward positions.... when the question was raised, we discussed and clarified like we do whenever there is a question about the rules or restrictions or something.... no need to throw your toys out of the pram....

18-11-13, 10:17 PM
He specifically said "FC/SC they are all the same to me"..... An FC plays just behind the SC. Simple.

And I am only winding yous up showing my frustration :love:

Craig Forrest
18-11-13, 10:27 PM
He specifically said "FC/SC they are all the same to me"..... An FC plays just behind the SC. Simple.

And I am only winding yous up showing my frustration :love:

Maybe in real life but not in CM..... in the game the forwards are Fs and just behind them are the AMs.... :D


18-11-13, 10:48 PM
Can I just ask that the 3 of you get your heads together before your next release and make sure you cover all bases. Thanks

18-11-13, 11:13 PM
It originally said, "You can play any tactic as long as it features 3 forwards and has at least 2 wide players and 3 defenders"

Tactic, 3 forwards, I fail to see how that can be misconstrued.

18-11-13, 11:35 PM
Easily, no where does it say they have to be played as Forwards.............:confused:

18-11-13, 11:46 PM
What is a tactic then if it doesn't declare where players play?

19-11-13, 12:06 AM
I understood it, and I'm semi-retarded:wacko:.

Bakircioglu, Farnerud and Larsson all up front all season and banging them in for me fairly consistently.

19-11-13, 12:23 AM
What is a tactic then if it doesn't declare where players play?

Dont get this....

So in all your time playing CM you have ALWAYS played a FC as the ,most forward player, never on the wing or just behind the front man.

19-11-13, 12:31 AM
how did you sign Larsson Ozzy?

He wouldn't sign for me in ODB

19-11-13, 12:39 AM
Mate, Celtic accepted my 1st transfer offer and he accepted my 1st wage offer, piece of piss, smoothest transfer ever!!!!!!

19-11-13, 12:42 AM
very odd - but that's the beauty of the game I reckon!

19-11-13, 12:42 AM
Very interesting challenge gents!

Picking right DB could be key

I went for ODB as a good Milan team and they have some cash and decent strikers around - but only UEFA Cup Footie :(

Larsson was No.1 target and the fucker kept rejecting me so looked elsewhere

Ended up getting...............

Kallstrom (wonderkid on ODB!) - he did OK for me
Selakovic - was SHITE! and I stupidly bought him and he was cup tied for UEFA :(
Allback - AWESOME - he was the middle man of the 3 and got the most joy. Might be because he was actually a striker and the others were FWD :( doh! :wacko: :cry:

Formation I went for is below

For home game I had no arrows on the 3 but for away games I had arrows coming back for Kallstrom and Selakovic

http://imageshack.com/a/img15/4366/t5b2.png (http://imageshack.com/i/0ft5b2p)

and it all started off so promising - 1st game and 4 goals for Allback!

http://imageshack.com/a/img716/8420/42p9.png (http://imageshack.com/i/jw42p9p)

Here is how the season panned out..............

Italian Cup - Semi Finals - 20 points. Went out to a strong Roma :(

http://imageshack.com/a/img36/4491/c3jh.png (http://imageshack.com/i/10c3jhp)

UEFA Cup - WINNERS - 500 points - Barca and Leeds were a couple of the big names we knocked out and defeated Leverkusen in Final

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League - 3rd - lost 2 of our last 4 games to lose any championship hope :( 100 points

Away record - I was top of league
Home record - shite - maybe I shouldn't have lost the arrows and paid the price for being too attacking :(

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Injuries - got lucky that none of the players had bad injuries - Allback was out for 3 weeks but only missed 1 game as it was during Winter Break :)

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Player Points

Allback was the man through middle and got majority of goals. He remained up to whilst other 2 had arrows. He also took my penalties and fair share of FK

Kallstrom - FK taker and did pretty well

Selakovic - a bad call - I should have gone for the gamble that would have been Ibrahimovic or someone better (basically a striker instead of a forward!)

http://imageshack.com/a/img197/2220/95ta.png (http://imageshack.com/i/5h95tap)
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Allback - 33 goals (330 points), 10 assists (50 points), 7 MOM (70 points) = 450 points
Kallstrom - 14 goals (140 points), 18 assists (90 points), 4 MOM (40 points) = 270 points
Selakovic - 7 goals (70 points), 5 assists (25 points), 2 MOM (20 points) = 115 points

Total player points = 835 points

Fifa player of year - NOTHING - How the fuck did this wanker win it?!

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Italian player of Year - NOTHING - fucking Gattuso won it! :cry:

ItalianTop Scorer - ALLBACK - WINNER - 50 points

Total points were 50 points (awards) + 835 points (player scores) + 620 points (Competitions)

= 1,505 points

Great little challenge lads - not the best score from me but a marker to go at........for those that follow the rules - *cough* Foddy ;)

19-11-13, 01:24 AM
Nice work Red :ok:.

19-11-13, 09:55 AM
So Brolin, Dahlin and K.Andersson. Now which update would that be?

19-11-13, 09:58 AM
K.andersson is in ODB but he looks shit!

19-11-13, 01:36 PM
Great challenge guys! Put my faith in these three:


Gerndt is a goalscoring machine. Already has 14 in 12 :ok:

19-11-13, 01:52 PM
Mate, Celtic accepted my 1st transfer offer and he accepted my 1st wage offer, piece of piss, smoothest transfer ever!!!!!!


19-11-13, 01:55 PM
I'm a little confused. I understand we need to buy three Swedish players, but does it have to be one SC, and two FCs/AMCs? Or can I buy three SCs? Or can I buy a combination of them?

19-11-13, 02:05 PM
can do a combination but they need to be SC or FWD

All have to play up top in STR/FWD position (so NOT AM position)

19-11-13, 07:53 PM

Can't believe you guys remembered this suggestion :D:D:D:D:D

Craig Forrest
19-11-13, 10:12 PM
We might be a bit slow, but we don't forget :ok:

19-11-13, 10:15 PM
We might be a bit slow, but we don't forget :ok:

Only forget to add the correct rules :fencing:

Craig Forrest
19-11-13, 11:59 PM
Only forget to add the correct rules :fencing:


20-11-13, 01:42 AM

I apologize for my outburst, I pulled a sickie to play this god dam challenge cos it excited me, so I guess I was a bit miffed :ok:


20-11-13, 02:05 AM

A lot of very good players had a shocker in the Cup S/F penalty shootout.

Slowly getting towards the end :ok:.

20-11-13, 04:57 AM

20-11-13, 07:07 AM
1st player to join is:


he was quickly joined by


And the final piece of the jigsaw is...


The fans were happy to see him join....


And the Tactic


20-11-13, 07:13 AM

Saved our worst display of the year for the Cup Final Leg 2, Crespo you bastard!!!!!!

20-11-13, 07:46 AM

Won the UEFA Cup.

Worked out why I lost the Italian Cup, played Brochhi at DM. He's an AM R/L, what a fucktard.....

20-11-13, 07:53 AM


He's the man!!!!!!!!

20-11-13, 07:57 AM
The other 2 were noticed as well.


20-11-13, 08:51 AM

Serie A - 1st 500 pts, 2nd 200 pts, 3rd 100 pts, 4th 50 pts


Italian Cup - Winners 100 pts, Runners Up 50 pts, Semi Finalists 20 pts


Champions League - Winners 1000 pts, Runners Up 500 pts, Semi Finalists 200 pts. ZERO

UEFA Cup - Winners 500 pts, Runners Up 200 pts, Semi Finalists 100 pts


FIFA World Player - 1st 500 pts, 2nd 200 pts, 3rd 100 pts ??????*


Fat Ronny won FIFA award (had a dud year too), Larsson scooped this other award, any love for that??????

Italian Player of the Year - 1st 100 pts, 2nd 50 pts, 3rd 20 pts


Italian Top Scorer - 1st 50 pts, 2nd 20 pts, 3rd 10 pts


Every goal from the trio - 10 pts 920. Every assist from the trio - 5 pts 170. Every MOM from the trio - 10 pts 190. 1280


2480 points*!!!!!!!!!!

*Give us a clarification on the World Player/FIFA Player award. I don't care really, was a fun challenge either way, thanks lads :ok:.

20-11-13, 09:26 AM
Starting well...


20-11-13, 09:44 AM
Good skills Ozzy! What was the tactic?

20-11-13, 10:19 AM
Called "GuardiolaIsAGenius_v3". Not mine obviously, from 1 of the tactics packs.

Only had 2 strikers, just slipped the AMC up in between the 2 strikers, didn't touch anything else except for penalty and free kick takers to the Swede's.

Argentina will be playing with it in CML, reverted back to 2 strikers and an AMC though.

Craig Forrest
20-11-13, 03:40 PM
I started this last night but only played one game.... using 3.9.68 and got in King Henrik (with no issues just like Ozzie) and 2 other cheap Swedes whose names elude me at the moment.... we'll see how it goes... also trying to finish Yes Kaiser and Roman General and have my Ultimate Challenge going as well....

22-11-13, 06:42 PM
This challenge looks interesting, but with the original db it gets too easy, since in that db AC Milan already had an awsome team, and with the supper-swedes it get's even easier. Besides that, congratulations to the ones who decided to make it with the Autumn 2013 update.

Craig Forrest
22-11-13, 06:48 PM
Ok then..... so do it on the original db and get the highest score :ok:

22-11-13, 07:43 PM
instead of buying only 3 swede forwards, can't i buy 4?

Craig Forrest
22-11-13, 10:12 PM

You may only buy 3 Swedes and they have to be either SC or F. No other purchases are allowed :ok:

22-11-13, 11:56 PM
Finished the challenge, now lets do the math:
Won the Italian Serie A: 500 points

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Won the Italian Cup: 100 points

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Champions League: Impossible:lol:

Won Uefa Cup: 500 points

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FIFA world player: Nothing, don't know why none of my players got there, the winner was Elber, Nistelrooy second and Totti thirg, but guess what, they all only got to the champios quarter-finals!

Henrik Larsson ended in third in World Footballer of the year, so don't know if i can count any points, so im puting 0 points in this section:

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Italian Footballer of the year, Larsson and Ibrahimovic got first and second place, so 150 points:

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Italian young footballer of the year, Farnerud won, but because you don't say nothing about this prize, 0 points:

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Italian Serie A top scorer: first and second place 70 points

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Goals from the trio: 91, so 910 points
Assists from the trio: 24, so 120 points
MOM form the trio: 29, so 290 points

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Foreign Player of the Year: 0 points

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Team of the Year:

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Grand Total: 2640 Points

In the end it was a funny little challenge, Ibrahimovic was the one who surprised me the most, if he wasn't 3 months out with injury he could have challenged Larsson as top scorer. Besides that, i think you should clarify if we should count the World Player of the Year prize or not and it could be good (for me at least) if we could count the young players, team of the year and Foreign Player of the Year awards.

24-11-13, 04:07 AM
Challenge Completed - Autumn Update

Serie A - 500pts


Italian Cup (Runners Up) - 50pts


Champions League - Zero Points


FIFA World Player - 0pts


Italian Player of the Year - 100pts


Italian Top Scorer - 50pts


1st Signing: OLA TOIVONEN


Goal - 23 x 10pts = 230pts

Assist - 4 x 5pts = 20pts

MoM - 3 x 10 pts = 30pts




Goal - 26 x 10pts = 260pts

Assist - 6 x 5pts = 30pts

MoM - 4 x 10 pts = 40pts




Goal - 32 x 10pts = 320pts

Assist - 10 x 5pts = 50pts

MoM - 7 x 10 pts = 70pts




Total Points: 1750

24-11-13, 04:35 AM
nice one Foddy

24-11-13, 09:45 PM
I'm giving this one a go now, have already put bids in for Larsson, Bakicioglu (sp?), Ibrahimovic and Allback. Using 0.68 data.

Have also made some adjustments to my favourite IodineCF to create 3 proper forwards. I've gone all self-obsessed and saved it as IodineBM :lol:

24-11-13, 09:46 PM
Good luck :ok:

24-11-13, 11:33 PM
My 4th league game and first real test of the season. Ended up being the first game in which all 3 of my Gre-No-Li (or Ib-Lar-Ba) all scored.
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i459/BobMem/Challenge264thLeagueGame.jpg (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/BobMem/media/Challenge264thLeagueGame.jpg.html)
If I carry on like this it will be some season!

25-11-13, 12:34 PM
I would like to give you an advice, remove Larsson from penalty taker, in my league he failed, if i'm not mistaken, 12 penalties all season!

26-11-13, 12:06 AM
Goals seem to have dried up a little for the Swedes after a cracking start. The old league table is looking quite tight too!
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i459/BobMem/Challenge26tightleague.jpg (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/BobMem/media/Challenge26tightleague.jpg.html)

27-11-13, 01:08 PM
Gaaaahhhh! Lost the Cup QF to Super Roma after Nesta was sent off in the second leg.

There goes a decent score.

30-11-13, 09:45 PM
Right then gentlemen, I am done.

Here we go:

Serie A - 1st 500 pts, 2nd 200 pts, 3rd 100 pts, 4th 50 pts
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Italian Cup - Winners 100 pts, Runners Up 50 pts, Semi Finalists 20 pts
Lost to Roma in the quarters :(

Champions League - Winners 1000 pts, Runners Up 500 pts, Semi Finalists 200 pts
Kathmandu, it's near no-can-do

UEFA Cup - Winners 500 pts, Runners Up 200 pts, Semi Finalists 100 pts
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FIFA World Player - 1st 500 pts, 2nd 200 pts, 3rd 100 pts
No chance

Italian Player of the Year - 1st 100 pts, 2nd 50 pts, 3rd 20 pts
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Italian Top Scorer - 1st 50 pts, 2nd 20 pts, 3rd 10 pts
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The Players
Henrik "The Swede" Larsson
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i459/BobMem/Challenge26Larsson.jpg (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/BobMem/media/Challenge26Larsson.jpg.html)
Zlatan "The Swede" Ibrahimovic
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i459/BobMem/Challenge26Ibrahimovic.jpg (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/BobMem/media/Challenge26Ibrahimovic.jpg.html)
Kennedy "The Swede" Bakircioglu
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i459/BobMem/Challenge26Bakircioglu.jpg (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/BobMem/media/Challenge26Bakircioglu.jpg.html)
Every goal from the trio - 10 pts x 80 = 800

Every assist from the trio - 5 pts x 19 = 95

Every MOM from the trio - 10 pts x 16 = 160

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i459/BobMem/Challenge26Tactic.jpg (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/BobMem/media/Challenge26Tactic.jpg.html)
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i459/BobMem/Challenge26Transfers.jpg (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/BobMem/media/Challenge26Transfers.jpg.html)

Total Points: 2255

Just realised the UEFA Cup final could be any game against Liverpool. If you want me to post something better let me know.

30-11-13, 09:50 PM
I would like to give you an advice, remove Larsson from penalty taker, in my league he failed, if i'm not mistaken, 12 penalties all season!

I did note your comment, and decided to take Larsson of pens as soon as he missed one.

He never missed all season!
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i459/BobMem/Challenge26LarssonPens.jpg (http://s1094.photobucket.com/user/BobMem/media/Challenge26LarssonPens.jpg.html)

30-11-13, 09:52 PM
Cheers chaps, really great challenge. May have to give it a go on a different DB and see what I can do in the champs league.

Now what other single season challenges are there...

01-12-13, 11:56 AM
I'm with you Bob, love my single season challenges.

I reckon I played "Tractor Boys" 4 or 5 times atleast :ok:.

01-12-13, 11:57 AM
That was the first challenge I ever did, seeing as I'm an Ipswich fan :)

Must have another go at that...

01-12-13, 09:29 PM
Gonna have a crack at this. Autumn 2013 update.

http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/571/1mbh.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/571/1mbh.png/)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/22/w3nv.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/22/w3nv.png/)

http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/706/qvqu.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/qvqu.png/)

Toivonen - £5m
Jonsson - £7.5m
Elmander - £2.5m

All three not eligible for the Champions League Qualifying games! :yell:

Time to unleash my El-To-Jo!

02-12-13, 12:01 AM
Could only get one of the three registered for the Champions League proper.
I fear a very low score coming!

02-12-13, 02:10 AM
Tip: Select Germany as a Foreground league and start your game there. It gives you around 2 weeks extra to buy players.

02-12-13, 02:44 AM
Good work gents!

04-12-13, 06:09 PM
The second half of my season has come together superbly. We are almost unstoppable!

One more big game to win!
That one game could make or break my score!

Results up later tonight hopefully!

05-12-13, 01:21 AM
Challenge Completed and just gone back to see if there are any other screenies I need and read the OP.
Saw the bit about having widemen in the side. Have clearly completely not noticed the bit that says 3 defenders.
Oh well. Gonna post it up anyway for no score. No time to do it again this time of Christmas!

Bit of background. I was there or there abouts for most of the season but after January came round we came into our own.
It wasn't without a huge slice of luck though.
Champions League 2nd Group Phase. Grouped with Chelsea, Dortmund and Barcelona.
It didn't start well.
We'd already lost to Chelsea when this happened:

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3203/ezmw.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/580/ezmw.png/)

Mexes injured followed by Abbiati sent off and no keeper on the bench.
Messi went to town!
We then lost to Dortmund in the third game and had a massive mountain to climb.
Climb it we did. The three Swedes were now registered in the New Year and they pulled us to qualification.
How with a record of two wins and four defeats I'll never know!

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/4669/ihdj.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/ihdj.png/)

From that point on we were almost faultless!

Serie A - 1st 500 pts, 2nd 200 pts, 3rd 100 pts, 4th 50 pts

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2512/tsjv.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/tsjv.png/)

Italian Cup - Winners 100 pts, Runners Up 50 pts, Semi Finalists 20 pts

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5046/vifj.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/440/vifj.png/)

Champions League - Winners 1000 pts, Runners Up 500 pts, Semi Finalists 200 pts

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/827/97rr.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/97rr.png/)

FIFA World Player - 1st 500 pts, 2nd 200 pts, 3rd 100 pts


Italian Player of the Year - 1st 100 pts, 2nd 50 pts, 3rd 20 pts


Italian Top Scorer - 1st 50 pts, 2nd 20 pts, 3rd 10 pts

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3016/ch3w.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/34/ch3w.png/)

Every goal from the trio - 10 pts x 84 goals = 840pts

Every assist from the trio - 5 pts x 20 assists = 100pts

Every MOM from the trio - 10 pts x 13 MOM = 130pts

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8588/st1d.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/st1d.png/)

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8725/gexj.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/gexj.png/)

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5458/phx7.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/phx7.png/)

The tactic:

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/4742/2auh.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/2auh.png/)

Total Score: 2700 but ineligible! :rant:

05-12-13, 01:59 AM
Total Score: 2700 but ineligible! :rant:

Annoying that hey :rolleyes:

05-12-13, 02:41 AM
What happened to "6 goal" Messi during the final????

Ohhhhh, and well played mate :ok:.

06-12-13, 05:15 PM
Well done Eb.

Do we call using an illegal formation "doing a Fod" these days?! :D

08-12-13, 08:10 PM
Soo if i start with Ibrahimovic at Milan (2011 update for example) can that count as one of my swedes so i only need to buy two ??

08-12-13, 08:12 PM
Soo if i start with Ibrahimovic at Milan (2011 update for example) can that count as one of my swedes so i only need to buy two ??

Nope, you need to buy/loan all three of your Swedes from outside of Milan.

16-12-13, 06:20 PM


Transfers In


Champions League - 1000 pts


Serie A - 500 pts


Italian Cup - 100 pts




23 x 10 = 230 pts
02 x 05 = 10 pts
05 X 10 = 50 pts

Total: 290pts



17 x 10 = 170 pts
05 x 05 = 25 pts
01 x 10 = 10 pts

Total: 205 pts

George Mourad


27 x 10 = 270 pts
08 x 05 = 40 pts
03 x 05 = 15 pts

Total: 325 pts

Challenge Total - 2420 points

It took me so long to finally get this score! I tried with the latest data but the squad didn't match my tactic so instead I looked at what data set I could use. In the end I settled on the November 2007 data which is now six years old! When I loaded the AC Milan squad I was amazed...


Check out some of the names in that squad! It was an absolute blast to play with this AC Milan team and I started with a healthy £13million in the bank which allowed me to get my Gre-No-Li trio. I reckon someone else could best my score with this data set.

Cheers for the challenge lads :ok:

17-12-13, 03:52 AM
Good skills fella!

20-12-13, 12:50 PM
Serie A - 500pts


Champions League - 1000pts


Italian Player of the Year - 100pts


Italian Top Scorer - 50pts




Goal - 18 x 10pts = 180pts

Assist - 7 x 5pts = 35pts

MoM - 3 x 10 pts = 30pts



Goal - 23 x 10pts = 230pts

Assist - 14 x 5pts = 70pts

MoM - 3 x 10 pts = 30pts

3rd Signing: Johan Elmander


Goal - 28 x 10pts = 280pts

Assist - 9 x 5pts = 45pts

MoM - 5 x 10 pts = 50pts



Total Points: 2600

20-12-13, 03:12 PM
Good effort Shabba :ok:

20-12-13, 03:47 PM
Good score that Shabba, well played.

21-12-13, 03:44 AM
Well done Shabba!

27-01-14, 10:02 AM
That'll be tough to beat!

Question, do we include International goals scored as well?

27-01-14, 01:20 PM
Don't think so Zak.

Have a go anyway mate, its a good challenge :ok:

27-01-14, 08:13 PM
Cheers Oz, I'm about 10 games in... Though not made the best start (or best transfers!).

Original DB:
Kennet Andersson - free (retired from international football - hence previous question!)
Henrik Larsson - £13m
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - £18m (cup tied in UEFA cup)

Sold - Clarence Seedorf - £18.5m (to fund Zlatan)

Will post the screenshots, tactics etc when the season is over.

28-01-14, 10:48 AM
abouth halfway through, and doing fine!

.68 database

Henrik Larsson - £8.25m (from Celtic)
Gustaf Andersson - £ 3.5m (from IFK Göteborg)
Mattias Jonson - £ 6m (from Brøndby)

And off course, all the swedes are cup-tied in the uefa cup!

28-01-14, 11:26 AM
abouth halfway through, and doing fine!

.68 database

Henrik Larsson - £8.25m (from Celtic)
Gustaf Andersson - £ 3.5m (from IFK Göteborg)
Mattias Jonson - £ 6m (from Brøndby)

And off course, all the swedes are cup-tied in the uefa cup!

and with 7 league games left, mr. Jonson recieves a 7 match ban for sending off in the last match.:boom:

28-01-14, 12:16 PM
Finished with the challenge, and here is the result!

Serie A winners!

Italian cup winners!

Uefa cup winners!

And heres the Swedes:

Won serie A - 500pts
Won Italian Cup - 100pts
Won Uefa Cup - 500pts
player of the year and top scorer - 0pts
Every goal from trio : 57 goals = 570pts
Every assist from trio : 15assists= 75pts
Man of the match : 12motm= 120pts

And that gives me 1865pts from this challenge

A fun challenge to play, and i reckon i would have got more points if my swedes weren't cup tied in the uefa cup.

28-01-14, 01:07 PM
What tactic did you use mate? You need to provide a screenshot to prove you used a front three.

28-01-14, 05:32 PM
What tactic did you use mate? You need to provide a screenshot to prove you used a front three.

typical, i forgot to take a screenshot of the tactic, and have already deleted the save game. The tactic i used was a standard 4-3-3. But i think i'm gonna play the challenge once more, and this time not have uefa cup tied swedes.

so don't bother with my score, i will play this again

29-01-14, 12:45 AM
Hi guys,

Must be being really stupid, but can't upload screen shots into the thread. (The old 'drag-drop' routine not doing the trick!). Do i need to upload them to an image hosting site first? Im on a Mac, not PC, and pictures are in .JPG format.


BTW - Challenge complete…

Craig Forrest
29-01-14, 12:50 AM
yup.... upload them to an image hosting site, then link in your post

29-01-14, 01:27 AM
OK, so i've joined Imgur and hopefully this will work…



Tactic and original starting XI:


Results in first few games were poor, so tinkered with starting XI:


Went on a decent run and comfortably won the Serie A:


With the two top scorers in the league:


And the Italian Player of the year and runner up:


And a few in the Team of the Year:


Italian Cup Winners:


UEFA Cup winners:


(with a little help for Inzaghi, as Zlatan was cup-tied!)


World Player of the Year third place goes to:



Kennet Andersson:


Zlatan Ibrahimovic:


Star Man - Henrik Larsson:


Points Breakdown:

Serie A Winners - 500 points
Italian Cup Winners - 100 points
UEFA Cup winners - 500 points
Italian Top Scorer - 50 points and Runner Up 20 points
Italian Player of the Year - 100 points and Runner Up 50 points
World Player of the Year Third - 100 points

Kennet Andersson - Goals (18), Assists (7), MoM (3) - Total 255 points
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Goals (38), Assists (6), MoM (5) - Total 420 points
Henrik Larsson - Golas (38), Assists (17), Mom (17) - Total 635 points

Overall Total Points amassed - 2730

As i am a newbie to the Challenges, and forums, i am happy to submit my .SAV file for validation. (I've seen others do the same in previous challenges).

Just let me know who to send it to!


29-01-14, 01:36 AM
I love you Zak, taking photos of your monitor :D :ok:.

Well played buddy :).

29-01-14, 01:52 AM
Ha! Oz, you've no idea how long it took to upload these… take photo; download to laptop; shrink file; join Imgur; upload to Imgur; write thread post; (take too long writing thread so get auto logged-out); post results….

29-01-14, 12:24 PM
Ha! Oz, you've no idea how long it took to upload these… take photo; download to laptop; shrink file; join Imgur; upload to Imgur; write thread post; (take too long writing thread so get auto logged-out); post results….

Brush up on your screenshot skills mate :ok:


29-01-14, 02:57 PM
Thanks Jesus, but I wish it were that simple pal! I run windows XP via Bootcamp on my mac. Means Microsoft shortcuts don't work! Will have to see if Imgur, or similar, have an app for compressing and uploading photos. That'll be fastest route.

29-01-14, 08:37 PM
Thanks Jesus, but I wish it were that simple pal! I run windows XP via Bootcamp on my mac. Means Microsoft shortcuts don't work! Will have to see if Imgur, or similar, have an app for compressing and uploading photos. That'll be fastest route.

I use a program called EasyCapture. You can take a screenshot with the press of a shortcut.


30-01-14, 09:12 AM
On our way again, and this time, only 2 of my 3 swedes are cup-tied in the chamions league. Using autumn update.
Winter brake in Italy, and i'm 1st in serieA, having a nice cup-run and in the second group phase of champions league, but most important, my swedes are producing good numbers!


and here's the tactic i'm using :

30-01-14, 10:39 AM
Good stuff Batman. A useful tip, start the game in Germany to give yourself extra time for transfers.

31-01-14, 11:46 AM
Good stuff Batman. A useful tip, start the game in Germany to give yourself extra time for transfers.

Or just start in norway, then you'll have half a season to do transfers.....

31-01-14, 03:29 PM
And the final score is:

But first, something completely different.
The screens!

First my swedes!


A total of 80goals, 25 assist and 18 man of the match gives me 1105pts

And for the competitions:


Semi finalist in the cup, won Seria A and the Chamipons League, 1520pts

And the individual awards:


Second place in top scorer table, and both 1st and 3rd in the player of the year. Thats 140pts

That will give me 2745pts

And the tactic i used was a modified version of iodineCF, with 3 forwards.


01-02-14, 10:46 AM
Nice one Batman, pipped me by 15 points... That Champions League Win was the killer blow!

01-02-14, 10:51 AM
Two massive scores that go straight to the top of the leaderboard. Good effort lads :)

01-02-14, 11:27 AM
Nice one Batman, pipped me by 15 points... That Champions League Win was the killer blow!

Thanks. Was fun playing. I must thanks my swedes for a great finish to the season, at least the 3 last matches, were they gathered at least 35points per match.

24-04-14, 12:30 AM
Using the Autumn Update, signed first Rasmus Jonsson (£2.2M), followed by Ola Toivonen (£4.8M) and finally Alexander Gerndt (£7.5M)

Serie A - 1st = 500 pts


Italian Cup - Winner = 100 pts


Champions League - Winner = 1000 pts


FIFA World Player - 0 pts

Italian POY - 1st and 2nd = 150 pts


Italian Top Goalscorer - 2nd and 3rd = 30 pts


Rasmus Jonsson - 34 gls - 8 asts - 8 mom = 460 pts


Ola Toivonen - 31 gls - 11 asts - 5 mom = 415 pts


Alexander Gerndt - 31 gls - 16 asts - 6 mom = 450 pts


Total pts = 3105 pts

The final 2 games were a boost for the Top Scorer chart, but Tevez still managed to secure the top spot. Almost made it to get the 3 player on the top spot.
Used tactic iodineCF, arranged to 3 strikers


24-04-14, 12:56 AM
Great effort and score mate!

But also a great tactic as well helped! ;) :lol:

25-04-14, 05:56 PM
Tactic is well suited to scoring goals, that was the point :becky:

Craig Forrest
25-04-14, 08:29 PM
I think the point is that any tactic based on iodine is great at exploiting the game engine and scoring lots of goals :ok:

25-04-14, 09:04 PM
Well, i can see the point there, but i don't think the tactic made all the diference in the goals scored. Still have another save with other tactic used and at december my players had way more goals than with iodineCF. The difference was, that it conceded way more goals too, so i submitted this one.
If it isn't accepted because of the tactic, i have no problem submitting my other save. And i have a 3rd one where i used only 3 defenders because i misread the conditions and thought i can only use 3 defenders too :frusty:

Craig Forrest
25-04-14, 09:16 PM
no it's fine... there is no rule against using an iodine-based tactic :ok:

26-04-14, 12:49 AM
Am I right in saying only Fodster did not use a wib wob tactic?

Just finishing this with the March update and was impressed at the scores!

Then realised most of them are Iodine clones...

My score will look pathetic :violin:

26-04-14, 01:26 AM
My score was a score was 1,505 I think - pretty sure I didn't use cheat tactic

26-04-14, 03:04 AM
Am I right in saying only Fodster did not use a wib wob tactic?

Mine was midly Wibbled and wobbled

26-04-14, 01:29 PM
March 2014 update. Total score 1,165

Away form was embarrasing!

League - 100 pts
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/table77.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/table77.php)
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/hometable.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/hometable.php)http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/awaytable.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/awaytable.php)
Cup - 50 pts
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/icup.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/icup.php)
Champions League - 0 pts
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/clcup.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/clcup.php)
Italian player of the year - 150 pts
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/iplayeroftheyear.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/iplayeroftheyear.php)
Top Goalscorer - 10 pts
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/topgoalscorer.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/topgoalscorer.php)
Transfers in
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/transfersin.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/transfersin.php)http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/loansin.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/loansin.php)
Erton Fejzullahu - 345 pts
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/fejzullahu.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/fejzullahu.php)
Henok Goitom - 245 pts
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/goitom.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/goitom.php)
Robin Söder - 265 pts
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/soder.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/soder.php)
http://en.zimagez.com/miniature/tactic0.png (http://en.zimagez.com/zimage/tactic0.php)

Good challenge, thank you :ok:

26-04-14, 06:33 PM
Congrats on completing it - you beat my score :)

27-04-14, 02:13 PM
Just wondering lads, is this tactic valid?


27-04-14, 05:30 PM
Since I'm doing this challenge non wibwob and i have very limited tactical knowledge, i reckon my score will be one of the lowest :lalala:


Just calculated it there, 860 points :lol:. Probably no need to post any screenshots since I'll just embarrass myself :first:

07-05-14, 03:15 PM
Just wondering lads, is this tactic valid?


Tactic is fine mate :ok:

07-05-14, 03:36 PM
Tactic is fine mate :ok:

Not that it did me any good, i finished about 10th in the league :lol:

18-09-14, 09:23 AM
Here we go...

my signings

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-transfers_zpsc87d22e1.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-transfers_zpsc87d22e1.png.html)

my homemade tactic

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-tactic_zps242b3579.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-tactic_zps242b3579.png.html)

2nd Serie A - 200 pts terrible losses btw... i just conceded 26 goals but lost 6(!) games... but it would have been hard to beat Juve anyways

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-league_zpsc7f58019.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-league_zpsc7f58019.png.html)

Italian Cup QF exit - 0 pts

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-cup_zps220f252c.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-cup_zps220f252c.png.html)

Champ League win - 1000 pts

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-champleague_zpsfe5eb69e.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-champleague_zpsfe5eb69e.png.html)


Elmander - 28 goals 5 assists 5 MoM - 355 pts
Gerndt - 23 goals 8 assists 8 MoM - 350 pts
Guidetti - 19 goals 4 assists 5 MoM - 260 pts

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-elmander_zps5034e573.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-elmander_zps5034e573.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-gerndt_zps9326e6e1.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-gerndt_zps9326e6e1.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-giudetti_zpsae4da745.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-giudetti_zpsae4da745.png.html)

FIFA player - 0 pts
Serie A Top Scorer - 0 pts
Serie A POTY - 60 pts

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-fifa_zps8597cb38.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-fifa_zps8597cb38.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-scorer_zpsee53e523.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-scorer_zpsee53e523.png.html)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/Grenoli-italy_zpsabf8f138.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/Grenoli-italy_zpsabf8f138.png.html)

Final score - 2225 pts

18-09-14, 07:15 PM
Good effort mate - take a look at the other challenges! :ok:

20-09-14, 01:38 PM
Well done on completing the challenge mate, strange move withdrawing the two strikers given you want them to score goals and assists.

Like CF says have a look at the other challenges :ok:

21-09-14, 09:17 AM
I'm not CF! :)

21-09-14, 09:32 AM

I understand what you mean - but i thought that back-arrows only have an effect on your WOB screens...so it shouldn't interfere with my goal scoring...so 2 of the 3 strikers help defending when WOB but still play up front when WIB.....or am i wrong?

21-09-14, 09:54 AM
Pretty sure arrows are the WIB screen mate.

- - - Updated - - -

I'm not CF! :)

Whatever :D

21-09-14, 10:24 AM
i don't think so. forward arrows (and horizontal arrows) show at the WIB, backward arrows show at the WOB...

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/1_zpsdfd2eff2.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/1_zpsdfd2eff2.png.html)

WIB forward movement ML
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/2_zpsb1367b8d.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/2_zpsb1367b8d.png.html)

WOB backward movement MR
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/bahamontes/3_zps07ca70c0.png (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/bahamontes/media/3_zps07ca70c0.png.html)

21-09-14, 10:37 AM

Still wouldn't have expected them, given you want them as far up the pitch to score and assist.

Anyway, well done once again mate :ok:

Craig Forrest
22-09-14, 08:52 PM
I'm not CF! :)

No you're not.... but we all know you want to be..... :ok:


02-05-15, 02:13 AM
Just started this one, chose an old DB kinda randomly, oct2004.
Transfers done:

But FIFA World Player, Italian Player of the Year and Italian Top Scorer confuses me, do you only get these accepted if they are won by one of the swedes?

02-05-15, 07:29 AM
3 top players there mate!

02-05-15, 05:54 PM
Season over. A bit of bad luck in the CL-final where we lost on penalties. And a total meltdown in one of the semis in the Italian Cup against Inter.





Serie A: 1st (500)
Italian Cup: Semi (20)
CL: Final (500)
FIFA World Player: 1st (500)
Italian Player: 1st and 2nd (100+50=150)
Italian Top Scorer: 1st (50)
Ibrahimovic: 39 goals, 2 assists, 11 MOM. (510)
Larsson: 25 goals, 6 assists, 6 MOM. (340)
Bakircioglü: 12 goals, 14 assists, 1 MOM. (200)
Final score: 2770.

21-02-16, 02:08 PM
New Year 2016

Serie A - 1st 500 pts

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/League_zpsszgl1bqf.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/League_zpsszgl1bqf.png.html)

Italian Cup - Winners 100 pts

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/Italian%20Cup_zpsf2xlmcms.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/Italian%20Cup_zpsf2xlmcms.png.html)

Champions League - Winners 1000 pts

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/C1_zps1iglnfsd.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/C1_zps1iglnfsd.png.html)

FIFA World Player - 0 pts

Italian Player of the Year - 2nd 50 pts, 3rd 20 pts = 70 pts

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/Italian%20Player%20of%20the%20year_zpsxqeglvsj.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/Italian%20Player%20of%20the%20year_zpsxqeglvsj.png .html)

Italian Top Scorer - 1st 50 pts

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/goalsscorer_zps4ha17tx4.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/goalsscorer_zps4ha17tx4.png.html)

Every goal from the trio - 10 pts
Every assist from the trio - 5 pts
Every MOM from the trio - 10 pts

Markus: 285 pts
17x10 = 170 pts
13x5 = 65 pts
5x10 = 50 pts

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/Markus_zpsjmovo6nw.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/Markus_zpsjmovo6nw.png.html)

Njogu: 545 pts
41x10 = 410 pts
9x5 = 45 pts
9x10 = 90 pts

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/Njogu_zpsyfpmzvx2.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/Njogu_zpsyfpmzvx2.png.html)

Stefan: 410 pts
25x10 = 250 pts
14x5 = 70 pts
9x10 = 90 pts

Total: 2.960 pts

Transfers In:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/Transfers%20In_zps6opqfbwy.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/Transfers%20In_zps6opqfbwy.png.html)

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/Tactic_zpsovteve1r.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/Tactic_zpsovteve1r.png.html)

- EU Footballer of the year
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/EU%20-%20Footballer%20of%20the%20year_zpsaszzn8qo.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/EU%20-%20Footballer%20of%20the%20year_zpsaszzn8qo.png.ht ml)

- EU Striker of the year
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn40/zionmaster84/EU%20-%20Striker%20of%20the%20year_zpsyh5nc5eo.png (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/zionmaster84/media/EU%20-%20Striker%20of%20the%20year_zpsyh5nc5eo.png.html)

23-02-16, 02:49 PM
Do dual nationality players count for this challenge? Can I have someone who's Brazilian/Swedish if he's uncapped?

24-02-16, 12:05 AM
Yes, I had the same with a Swede/Croat

25-02-16, 06:09 PM
Close to getting the top score there Zion :ok:

26-05-16, 01:16 AM
Thought I would give this a go with a 2004 data update I found on the website. This is how I got on...

26-05-16, 01:22 AM
Squad was pretty strong to start with. A back four of maldini, costacurta, nesta, and cafu; a midfield trio of gattuso, pirlo/seedorf, and kaka/rivaldo; and then the three swedes up top. These were the three brought in:


https://s33.postimg.org/dfwo0v9rj/c26_transfers.png (https://postimage.org/)upload pic (https://postimage.org/)


https://s33.postimg.org/nu237fjrj/c26_tactics.png (https://postimage.org/)image hosting over 2mb (https://postimage.org/)

Let the carnage commence!

26-05-16, 01:35 AM

Larsson (57 goals (570), 10 assists (50), 16 MOM (160), Serie A top goalscorer (50), Serie A player of the year (100), total 930 points.) No fifa world player of the year though, went to rivaldo even though he only played 26 games all season and had a lower average.

https://s33.postimg.org/f9462mmtb/c26_larsson.png (https://postimage.org/)upload pics (https://postimage.org/)

Ibra (20 goals (200), 11 assists (55), 1 MOM (10), total 265 points.)

https://s33.postimg.org/4p3fbox4v/c26_ibra.png (https://postimage.org/)imgupload (https://postimage.org/)

Farnerud (27 goals (270), 20 assists (100), 5 MOM (50), 3rd in Serie A player of the year (20), total 440 points.)

https://s33.postimg.org/v8mtm6iv3/c26_farnerud.png (https://postimage.org/)images upload (https://postimage.org/)

Italian cup winners 100 points, Serie A winners 500 points, Champs league winners 1000 points.

Total points: 3235

26-05-16, 03:02 AM
Squad was pretty strong to start with. A back four of maldini, costacurta, nesta, and cafu; a midfield trio of gattuso, pirlo/seedorf, and kaka/rivaldo; and then the three swedes up top. These were the three brought in:


https://s33.postimg.org/dfwo0v9rj/c26_transfers.png (https://postimage.org/)upload pic (https://postimage.org/)


https://s33.postimg.org/nu237fjrj/c26_tactics.png (https://postimage.org/)image hosting over 2mb (https://postimage.org/)

Let the carnage commence!

non wib-wob tactic :jaw::yield: ... such a great result!!! :hail:

27-05-16, 07:56 PM
Wow - phenomenal performance! :clap:

17-06-16, 07:59 PM
Finally got round to doing this, using the ODB, bring on the Super Swedes!

Edit: Change of plan, having trouble starting the game on .60 so .68 it is :ok:

18-06-16, 12:53 AM
Who ya picked?

18-06-16, 08:23 AM
Having trouble starting a new game mate, gonna have to do a full reinstall I think.

25-06-16, 09:07 PM
Reinstall has done the trick, let's get this show on the road :ok:

26-06-16, 07:55 PM
Not a bad start :D


29-06-16, 10:20 PM
What an entertaining season and challenge that was, I know I keep saying it but why the hell didn't I do it earlier?!

Shot myself in the foot slightly going with the .68 update with only UEFA Cup football and no CL footy, but how could I turn that Milan squad down?! I also toyed with the idea of the Helvete update which was probably an even better squad with Kaka, Cafu and Stam and CL football, but Ibrahimovic had just joined Juve and Larsson the same with Barcelona so no chance I was signing anyone of them.

Screenies in the results thread, but I make it 2,725 points, we missed Zlatan for the last 6 weeks of the season but I don't think that would have mattered to beat Zion's score on double bubble.

29-06-16, 10:55 PM
nice one - seems like you had some blinding result (above) and that crazy derby game v Inter

29-06-16, 10:58 PM
Unbelievable season mate, that team is frightening, just a shame I had to keep Shev on the bench really as he looks a monster!

23-12-16, 09:03 PM
Urgh so I decided to do this challenge whilst visiting my folks for Christmas, as I still have the ODB installed on their computer and time to kill during the day (currently working on Challenge 1 at home, and failing miserably - won the league season 1 and not managed to join another club yet and in season 3!) - possibly a strong Database for the challenge as they have a really strong defence and DM, but no Champions League football...

Thought this would be a nice simple challenge, bloody Larsson refused to join, then so did Allback, but did manage to get a young Ibra, and staple of Selakovic, who I often signed anyway as a right wing... then I made a mistake, I still wanted a star Swede and managed to get Freddie Ljungberg... it wasn't until January that I'd realised my error in that he was only an AM!

I played through the season anyway because I was doing well and wanted to see how it'd end up and given the titles now I'm even more annoyed.
Serie A: Winner: 500 Points (Last day of the season Roma only drew with already relegated Torino to give us the title by 2 points).
Italian Cup: Winner: 100 Points (Beat Roma in the final on penalties 3-0 all 3 of ours converted by my Swedes).
UEFA Cup: Winner: 500 Points (Beat Liverpool in the final 3-1, this team weren't throwing away a 3 goal lead!)
Italian Top Scorer: Ibra 50 points
Ibra: G: 40; A: 6; MoM: 4 = 470 Points
Freddie: G: 19; A: 7; MoM: 5 = 275 Points
Stefan: G: 11; A: 7; MoM: 3 = 175 Points
Total: 2,070 Points

I will give it another go hopefully whilst here, but maybe need to find a better database with Champions League options as that still has me way way below the best.

Given I didn't meet the original criteria I wont bother putting up screen shots and stuff.

04-05-17, 02:10 PM
Played with the original version but I messed up with the save file so i don't have pictures on everything. Got i total score of 2655



Is there any other challenge for the original database?

11-05-17, 09:20 PM
Plenty mate, check the Challenge Summary thread here http://champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1704

25-05-17, 07:11 PM

Serie A - 2nd 200 pts,

Italian Cup - Winners 100 pts

UEFA Cup - Winners 500 pts

Every goal from the trio - 10 pts Ibra (250) Kallstrom (110) Ljungberg (90)

Every assist from the trio - 5 pts Ibra (45) Kallstrom (50) Ljungberg (30)

Every MOM from the trio - 10 pts Ibra (100) Kallstrom (10) Ljungberg (20)

TOTAL = 1505


- All competitions and awards which achieve points, season stats for the trio.



13-06-17, 01:42 PM
First game in months thought I'd have a go at a one season challenge - went very well, always fun to dip back into the ODB!

Serie A Title = 500
Italian Cup = 100
UEFA Cup = 500

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff360/mjp00le/Trophies_1.jpg (http://s539.photobucket.com/user/mjp00le/media/Trophies_1.jpg.html)

Larsson Italian Top Scorer = 50
Larsson Player of the Year = 100
Larsson Goals = 390
Larsson Assists = 45
Larsson MoM = 160

Ibrahimovic Goals = 210
Ibrahimovic Assists = 55
Ibrahimovic MoM = 70

Bakircioglu Goals = 130
Bakircioglu Assists = 30
Bakircioglu MoM = 0

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff360/mjp00le/Player%20points.jpg (http://s539.photobucket.com/user/mjp00le/media/Player%20points.jpg.html)

Total = 2340

04-03-18, 06:38 PM
so I tried that with odb, that was my first attempt at a challenge here. I went Larsson Källström Selakovic. Selakovic was a mistake, because I couldn't play him in European games. Allbäck is probably a better option.

But the most infuriating was last game of the league:


Going from holy shit this is awesome to holy fucking christ I hate this game real quick.

Plus losing the UEFA cup final 1-0 to Chelsea, made me loose 400 pts in the last two games of the season.... and going from ok-ish to really bad in the table, thus not going to bother putting all the details of my attempt here.

By the way, regarding the screenshot of the table I posted above, can somebody tell me why Bologne and Fiorentina are going in play-offs, while Lazio and I aren't (or Udinese and Vérone for that matter; or even Parme with Bologne and/or Fiorentina)?

05-03-18, 09:56 PM









TOTAL 500+100+500+(100+50)+50+(92*10)+(43*5)+(25*10) = 2685

06-03-18, 05:22 PM
Regarding the playoff query, I'd guess that's because there is a European place on the line between 7th and 8th, while yourself in 3rd and Lazio in 2nd are both in the CL regardless so it doesn't matter. Guessing the playoff has to be two teams so Parma miss out as they finished lower in the table compared to Bologna and Fiorentina.

09-03-18, 10:15 PM
If that's that, it's totally unfair (not the most puzzlingly coded stuff in this game but still) because looking more closely at goal differences of Bologne/fiorentina/Parme, the fact that Parme is last of the 3 doesn't make sense at all. That probably mean that those 3 teams are ranked by alphabetical order (I mean, that's the only thing that would make sense here) so Parma are reaching a whole new level of screwed lol.

That being said, I still don't understand because I'm pretty sure that me and Lazio were going back and forth during the whole game because of the fluctuating goal difference

So, yeah, I don't quite get the whole picture of the Italian league in this game.

07-04-18, 10:33 AM
At the beginning of this challenge,
October 2004 DB, with Dida- Maldini, Costacurta, Nesta, Cafu- Gatuso, Seedorf, Rui Costa- Rivaldo, Shevchenko, Pipo Inzaghi.
Henrik Larsson (Celtic) for 19M
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Ajax) for 24M
Matias Jonson (Brondby) for 11M
are my sweedish forwards.

08-04-18, 06:44 PM
Decided to take a break from the Saints challenge to do this over the weekend. Went with the .68 patch, so knew I would only be in the UEFA Cup, but my plan was to buy 3 guys that nobody else used, because it is boring if we all go down the same route!
These were the 3 guys I went for, saving Silvio a fortune as chairman!


It was going to be tough, especially against the italian squads are so strong on this database. Also, I'm not great on tactics I don't think. No wibwobs for me, went for this beautiful formation...


There were far too many 0-0 draws at home against weaker opposition, it really ruined my season. Keepers with 9's regularly getting the better of me. I would have been 3rd, but on game 33 I hammered Atlanta for 90 minutes, was leading 1-0, then they scored with their first shot in the 92nd minute. I wasn't a happy man. So, poor finish in the end.


I had a great run in the UEFA Cup, beating Inter in the semi final, and also getting past Chelsea and Leverkusen on the way. Ran into Parma in the final, both Nesta and Maldini were suspended, it wasn't going to be easy.


It would be Roma in the Italian Cup final, after a 1-0 defeat in Rome in the first leg, it was back to Milan for a last chance for silverware...


Out of the 3 signings, only 1 made a big impact. Magnus Powell was the main striker and he proved great value at £1.7m. Picking up 2nd place in the scoring charts was reward for a strong season after a huge step up to Milan.


Andreas Andersson signed from AIK, he played some good games, and seemed to have goals disallowed regularly, in the end he didn't make the impact I hoped.


Andreas Hermansson signed from Hammarby, and he was very similar to Andersson. Both had some injury problems, and neither managed to score regularly. Good value at 975k, but not clinical enough.


A fun challenge, ultimately ended in failure in the league, but I think given the amount I spent, I can be quite happy with how it went.

Powell picked up 2nd in goalscorer charts...

Uefa Cup Runner Up - 200
League - 0
Italian Cup Winner - 100
Italian Top Scorer 2nd - 20
No awards to anyone
Magnus Powell goals and assists = 30 goals 11 assists = 355
Andreas Andersson goals and assists = 8 goals 5 assists = 105
Andreas Hermansson goals and assists = 9 goals 5 assists = 115
forgot to add 5 MOMs total = 50

Total = 945

10-04-18, 10:08 PM
Make Milan AC great again!!! :clap:
Italian League, Italian Cup and Champion's league winner!!!

Cafù is FIFA world player!!! Can someone tell me if it only counts for our 3 swedish players or for all the Milan AC players!

11-04-18, 08:25 AM
Here are my 3 swedish, https://imgur.com/a/pW9ws

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 20 goals / 12 assists / 7 MoM, +330pts
Henrik Larsson, 37 goals / 7 assists / 17 MoM, +575pts
Mattias Jonson (the real good surprise), 33 goals / 8 assists / 5 MoM, +420pts

Serie A, Italian Cup and Champion's League winner!!! https://imgur.com/a/KQYEX

Player of the Year (Larsson) and 2nd-3rd italian top scorer (Jonson and Larsson), https://imgur.com/a/Me078

Total: 330+575+420+1600+130=3055pts

Like usually, Non wib wob tactic, https://imgur.com/a/odkts

Waiting for FIFA world player (Cafu), +500pts?

22-05-18, 09:10 AM
It's only for your 3 Swedish players mate, OP amended for clarification.

27-05-18, 07:00 PM
3.9.68 Data

Transfer & Tactic

https://preview.ibb.co/ip8tdJ/tactic.jpg (https://ibb.co/kWA6yJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/exo4ky/transfer.jpg (https://ibb.co/cdvjky)

Andreas Andersson: 240 points
Ibrahimovic: 325 points
Larsson: 625 points

https://preview.ibb.co/eQMUJJ/andersson.jpg (https://ibb.co/idFZky)
https://preview.ibb.co/iaAOdJ/ibrahimovic.jpg (https://ibb.co/cB6wyJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/g0GwyJ/larsson.jpg (https://ibb.co/ifZS5y)

Trophies: 1,100 points
I should have pick database which they are qualified for CL

https://preview.ibb.co/ehPidJ/cup.jpg (https://ibb.co/g1H3dJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/gAmJCd/league.jpg (https://ibb.co/btQpJJ)
https://preview.ibb.co/fu9GyJ/uefa.jpg (https://ibb.co/dMZidJ)

Awards: 150 points

https://preview.ibb.co/gsBksd/italianplayer.jpg (https://ibb.co/huuS5y)
https://preview.ibb.co/fDqdCd/italiantopscore.jpg (https://ibb.co/mWvpJJ)

Total: 2,440 points

22-07-18, 09:44 PM
if this tactic is ok then i can post my results.


15-06-19, 03:08 PM
So I did this on the latest database (March 2019)… which made it pretty hard with a lack of great Swedish forwards but think I did pretty well considering:

Serie A - 500 points
Italian Cup - 100 points
Europa League - 500 points
Ishak - 21 goals, 10 assist, 3 MOM = 290
Berg - 27 goals, 6 assist, 5 MOM = 350
Ronsenberg - 24 goals, 12 assist, 6 MOM = 360
Total Points - 2100


01-02-20, 07:00 AM
Thought I'd try this again but on the ODB and thanks to Henrik Larsson it went a lot better...

Serie A - 500 points
Italian Cup - 100 points
UEFA Cup - 500 points
Larsson - 52 goals, 8 assist, 10 MOM = 660
Bakircioglu - 14 goals, 9 assist, 3 MOM = 215
Ronsenberg - 17 goals, 12 assist, 4 MOM = 270
FIFA World Player of Year Runner Up (Larsson) - 200
Italian Player of Year (Larsson) - 100
Italian Top Scorer (Larsson) - 50
Total Points - 2595


22-04-20, 09:41 AM
So, to get back in the swing of things around here, I had another crack at this challenge. ODB of course.

Transfers and tactics

Serie A - 5th (0 pts) :D

Italian Cup - Winner (100 pts)

UEFA Cup - Runner up (200 pts)

World Player - 1st (500 pts)

Italian Player - 2nd (50 pts)

Top Scorer - 1st (50 pts)

Kjell Olofsson - 13 goals, 3 assists (145 pts)

Mathias Larsson - 14 goals, 6 assists (170 pts)

Henrik Larsson - 55 goals, 11 assists, 15 MoM (755 pts)

Total: 1970 pts

03-08-20, 10:34 AM
Fun little challenge this; I don't think I've managed Moukoko before so couldn't resist signing him. Actually he did pretty well, Larsson was predictably outstanding, and Kallstrom a little disappointing - I guess he would play better as a midfielder.

ODB Roma are of course a monster and got in the way of me getting any substantial points for results, particularly in the Cup where they got two dodgy penalties in the second leg of our Quarter-Final after a 0-0 first leg.



Serie A - 2nd to rampant ODB Roma - 200 pts

Italian Cup - eliminated by Roma in Quarter Finals - 0 pts

UEFA Cup - eliminated by Chelsea in 4th Round - 0 pts

Larsson - (32 goals x 10) + (2 assists x 5) + (15 MotM x 10) + (200 + 100 + 50 awards) = 830 pts

Kallstrom - (8 goals x 10) + (6 assists x 5) + (3 MotM x 10) = 140 pts

Moukoko - (10 goals x 10) + (10 assists x 5) + (2 MotM x 10) = 170 pts

TOTAL: 1,340 points