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Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 04:25 AM
Challenge 30 – You can't win anything with kids


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Es-RIBnba8


Alan Hansen famously said it in 1995. Manchester United had just sold Paul Ince, Mark Hughes and Andrei Kanchelskis and had made no purchases of players.... instead, Ferguson brought the famous "Class of 92" into the first team. The first game of the season was a 3-1 loss away to Aston Villa, prompting Hansen to issue his now famous line.

.... and of course Manchester United then went on to do the League and FA Cup double.

http://www.stickboydaily.com/images/2011/11/25-years-at-man-utd-11.jpg


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to win a variety of leagues and cups using squads of players no older than 21.

That's right, 21. Or at least 21 on the first day of the season.... should they happen to turn 22 during the year you may keep them until the end but they must be off the books before the next season starts.

- Use the March 2014 DB
- Load England, Belgium, Portugal, Russia and Turkey.

Take control of Man Utd. Ditch all players over the age of 21 before your first competitive game of season 2.

Win the League and Cup double (both in the same year), then stay another year and try and win the Champion's League.

After that, you must move to another country and do the same thing. Ditch all your over 21 players prior to your first competitive game of the year (if you take over a team during the year you've obviously got more time to get rid of your players but you won't get any points until the following season). Win the top division and their main Cup competition, then stay another year and try to win the Champion's League.

Once you've finished all 5 countries, the challenge is over.

Enjoy proving that you can win lots of things with kids :D

Restrictions

Tactics - must have at least 3 at the back and 2 wide players somewhere. Wib-wob is allowed
Players - must be 21 or under by the first competitive game of the year (in the top league only... feel free to win the lower leagues without kids but you get no points for anything, including cups, until you are in the top division)
Once you get a job in a country, you must stay there.... no switching teams.

Screenies

Tactics, anything to prove points, plus squad ages (including reserves) by the first competitive game of the year

Points

YOU ONLY GET POINTS FOR THE SEASON WHERE YOU DO THE DOUBLE AND THEN THE FOLLOWING YEAR
League title - 800 pts
Cup Champions - 800 pts
Champions League – 1000 pts, runners-up 900 pts

Every league goal your teams score is worth 1 point

Other

Because of the known issues surrounding managers switching countries, you may change your CA/PA to 180/180 and assign yourself a second nationality at the start of the game. You may not change it after that.

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=262

AJ
04-04-14, 06:31 AM
ahhhh good to see there's still challenges being put up!

I'll def give this a swing. Couple of questions tho.

-is there a max of seasons or do I play away until finished?
-sell all 21+ players before first match of season? Yeah, don't think so. You're gonna need at least half a year for that. Maybe (just thinking out loud) deadline december first season? Screenie at 01/01/11?

love it, LOVE IT!

Mark
04-04-14, 10:02 AM
Man Utd?! Try somewhere tougher... Like Stoke :lol:

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Mark
04-04-14, 10:03 AM
Seriously though, I'm in my 10th year in doing this as a story already and it's a fun challenge. Not won anything yet though other than the League Cup in my 1st year :lol:

Redknapp69
04-04-14, 10:37 AM
And another one!

I was just enjoying new DB as well! May have to switch to playing challenges now! :)

Kingsley
04-04-14, 10:42 AM
I enjoyed similar with St.Mirren. Very hard to get in good players under 21 as regens wont move club in their first season, so they tend to be 19 or 20 before you get them and only have them for 2 or 3 seasons.

I guess that you have as long as you need to get rid of the over age players, it is just that you can't start going for the points until the first season when the overage players are gone.

Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 11:53 AM
ya sorry.... that get rid of your older players by the first game of the season doesn't count for season 1... meant to put that bit in but forgot... first season at MU doesn't apply but you get no points anyway until you have all U21s and do the double

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Craig Forrest
04-04-14, 11:55 AM
and no max seasons.... you only score points in 2 seasons per country anyway

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churky
09-04-14, 05:36 PM
Which cup counts as The Cup in England?

Craig Forrest
09-04-14, 09:30 PM
fa cup

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AMC
10-04-14, 11:48 AM
And another new challenge! Good work CF, I do love a long challenge but not so sure having to manage Utd!

Craig Forrest
10-04-14, 01:55 PM
suck it up princess

:D

AJ
16-04-14, 11:17 PM
closing in on end season 1, have only Jones (22) as over 21 player. Will win the Premiership and the UEFA Cup.

roll on season 2, first screenie will be of the preseason squad!

Redknapp69
16-04-14, 11:28 PM
Good skills! This will be my next challenge!

AJ
18-04-14, 02:49 PM
First season done. Won League and UEFA Cup. This season my squad is all 21 or under, so I'll go for the double and grab some points.
http://imageshack.com/a/img835/9166/xpzv.png
http://imageshack.com/a/img845/6379/rr13.png
http://imageshack.com/a/img835/8766/khnb.png

AJ
18-04-14, 03:59 PM
and now my game keeps crashing on 16/07/11. WTF?

Jesus
18-04-14, 06:26 PM
What happens in the following scenario:

Season 2: Win the league and the FA cup
Season 3: Don't make it to the final of the Champions League
Season 4: Win the Champions League

How do points stack up for that?

Also, it's going to kill me having to win stuff with United :tape:

churky
19-04-14, 09:00 AM
I played this challenge for two seasons and we bought almost identical set of players, AJ. :lol:

AJ
19-04-14, 05:05 PM
I played this challenge for two seasons and we bought almost identical set of players, AJ. :lol:

why am I not surprised? Any idea why the game refuses to go further?

BlackyM
19-04-14, 05:18 PM
and now my game keeps crashing on 16/07/11. WTF?

use flex 2 and disable fifa club world championship and it should work

Big ON/Off feature



Be careful, once you disable it, you cant bring it back...so dont disable anything else

Craig Forrest
19-04-14, 07:10 PM
What happens in the following scenario:

Season 2: Win the league and the FA cup
Season 3: Don't make it to the final of the Champions League
Season 4: Win the Champions League

How do points stack up for that?

Also, it's going to kill me having to win stuff with United :tape:

Win the League and Cup double (both in the same year), then stay another year and try and win the Champion's League.

After that, you must move to another country and do the same thing.

so ya..... there would be no season 4

and we had to be City for the Man City Madness challenge.... so suck it up and be MU for 3 seasons..... :P

AJ
21-04-14, 11:39 AM
use flex 2 and disable fifa club world championship and it should work

Big ON/Off feature



Be careful, once you disable it, you cant bring it back...so dont disable anything else

how does that work?

Redknapp69
24-04-14, 09:19 AM
Right - only challenge I haven't done so will get on this soon!

Gotta feeling it's gonna be a loooonnnggg challenge!

Just to confirm that league and cup points only count if/when you win them together? So if I win cup with under 21's but NOT league then I would NOT get cup points?

What about CL? If I didn't win league or cup with under 21's but got to final (or won) CL would I get points for that or are CL points only valid AFTER you have done the double?

BlackyM
24-04-14, 12:58 PM
how does that work?

what do you mean?

Well that glitch i think happens becuase oceania paricipant in Fifa Club world championship gets bugged and not counted on the day when group stage should be created. So game cant finish processing properly and crashes.
But if you disable it before that date, game wont check who should play Fifa Club World Championship at all, game will just ignore it, and it wont crash.

I had this bug several times, and that was the way I fixed it.

Redknapp69
24-04-14, 01:16 PM
Also - Am I OK to take an Int'l job if it comes up? Always keeps things fresh/interesting in a long challenge!

Craig Forrest
24-04-14, 02:00 PM
Just to confirm that league and cup points only count if/when you win them together? So if I win cup with under 21's but NOT league then I would NOT get cup points?

What about CL? If I didn't win league or cup with under 21's but got to final (or won) CL would I get points for that or are CL points only valid AFTER you have done the double?

YOU ONLY GET POINTS FOR THE SEASON WHERE YOU DO THE DOUBLE AND THEN THE FOLLOWING YEAR


When you do the double, you count points for that year and for the following year.... if you don't do the double, you don't get points... CL points are only valid in the 2 years you are eligible for points... that's the double year and the following year :ok:



Also - Am I OK to take an Int'l job if it comes up? Always keeps things fresh/interesting in a long challenge!

Sure... go nuts :ok:

Redknapp69
24-04-14, 02:23 PM
So if I win double, do I get national cup/league points the year after that as well?

Craig Forrest
24-04-14, 02:34 PM
yup

you get points for anything and everthing listed in those 2 seasons only... the double year and the following year :ok:

Redknapp69
24-04-14, 05:10 PM
Right - CL winners 2 years in a row with same club is the goal :)

Redknapp69
26-04-14, 10:54 PM
No started great for me at Man U..............players have "lost confidence in manager's ability"

I'm 6th in league and out of CL in 1st group! UEFA here we come!

I got rid of all senior players straight away to try and bed in youngsters - tactic not working at the mo though!

Keeper is the main problem!

27-04-14, 01:03 AM
No started great for me at Man U..............players have "lost confidence in manager's ability"


David?

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/04/23/article-2611391-1D4C454A00000578-836_634x692.jpg

Redknapp69
27-04-14, 01:33 AM
Better now - joint top of league and assembled a cracking squad!

Redknapp69
28-04-14, 08:22 PM
Season 1 - Non Scoring (Man Utd)
======================

League - WINNERS - won by 5 points from Man City. Had a shit start but barnstormed rest of season!
Champ League - fell out of group stage but ended up winning UEFA Cup Final 2-0 v Chelsea
FA Cup - Lost 5th round to Chelsea 1-0
League Cup - Lost on pens to Everton in Quarter Final
League Goals - 96

0 points as non-scoring season

Have accumulated a superb squad (only GK and DEF are weak points) so looking forward to doing double in season 2!

Redknapp69
28-04-14, 08:48 PM
big season for spending!

http://s7.postimg.org/kxkrxyeez/spend.png (http://postimage.org/)
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Fods
29-04-14, 08:10 AM
Show us your squad and signings mate? :ok:

Redknapp69
29-04-14, 01:53 PM
Show us your squad and signings mate? :ok:

here are season 1 transfers

http://s2.postimg.org/fia4ajamh/transfers.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s2.postimg.org/ki7kihg95/transfers1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s2.postimg.org/dt112gux5/transfers2.png (http://postimage.org/)

Redknapp69
01-05-14, 11:13 PM
Season 2 - Scoring (Man Utd)
======================

League - WINNERS - smashed it by 15 points and didn't lose a game! - 800 points
Champ League - Semi Final - fucking 2-1 up after 1st leg and lost 2-0 away in Bernabeau :doh:
FA Cup - WINNERS - BATTERED City 7-1 :) :cheer: - 800 points
League Cup - WINNERS - Walloped Chelsea 4-0 :pound:
League Goals - 108

1,708 points

1,708 points total so far

Screens below - we now try and win that CL! (over 21's all due to be transferred out before next season)

http://s30.postimg.org/raqu0pjrl/Season_2_CL_Semi.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s30.postimg.org/74nc1to41/Season_2_FA_Cup_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s30.postimg.org/vfx58vs5t/Season_2_League_Cup_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s30.postimg.org/qijknrq6p/Season_2_League_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s30.postimg.org/71yv18v2p/Tactic.png (http://postimage.org/)

Craig Forrest
02-05-14, 01:30 AM
Season 2 - Scoring (Man Utd)
======================

League - WINNERS - smashed it by 15 points and didn't lose a game! - 800 points
Champ League - Semi Final - fucking 2-1 up after 1st leg and lost 2-0 away in Bernabeau :doh:
FA Cup - WINNERS - BATTERED City 7-1 :) :cheer: - 800 points
League Cup - WINNERS - Walloped Chelsea 4-0 :pound:
League Goals - 108

1,600 points + 108

1,708 points total so far


I've amended your totals as you forgot to count league goals for points even though you listed how many you got :ok:

Redknapp69
02-05-14, 02:15 AM
:doh:

Nice one! I'll amend future scores!

Season 3 going well...........and that's with new signing £35m Draxler on the bench!

http://s11.postimg.org/44hael677/aaaa.png (http://postimage.org/)
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Redknapp69
02-05-14, 03:45 PM
Madrid offering me crazy money for Luke Shaw..............

http://s30.postimg.org/3ofbe7z29/Shaw.png (http://postimage.org/)

Redknapp69
03-05-14, 12:13 AM
Season 3 - Scoring (Man Utd)
======================

League - WINNERS - smashed it by 23 points! - 800 points
Champ League - WINNERS - beat PSG 4-1 in final - 1,000 points
FA Cup - WINNERS - Comfortable 2-0 win over Chelsea - 800 points
League Cup - WINNERS - Mutilated Leeds 7-1
League Goals - 129

2,729 points

4,437 points total so far

Screenies below - we now look for a job abroad! Challenge will now get harder when more scouting needed as I won't have heard of any of the Under 21's now! :lol:

http://s22.postimg.org/jw672sj0h/Season_3_CL_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s22.postimg.org/lgbj16rep/Season_3_FA_Cup_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s22.postimg.org/6ukicxum9/Season_3_League_Cup_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s22.postimg.org/8xuxkluf5/Season_3_League_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s22.postimg.org/x45kvqgjl/Season_3_Man_U_Squad_Age.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s22.postimg.org/b7j1vd3cx/Season_3_Man_U_Squad_Age_Reserves.png (http://postimage.org/)

Redknapp69
03-05-14, 01:41 AM
Well - job found in Turkish Premier Division

Only problem - it's with a team I've never heard of!

Mersin İdmanyurdu

I might be spending a while in this country...........

http://s27.postimg.org/k0mxmno5v/mersin_idmanyurdunda_transfer_h9273.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
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Fods
03-05-14, 01:53 AM
Redders, what was your tact with getting rid of players in first season, keep the older palyers playing to increase value and then sell at the end, or get rid from the get go?

Redknapp69
03-05-14, 01:59 AM
got rid of them all straight away to buy youngsters and get them games ASAP

Vidic stayed as he had a future transfer and nobody bought Giggs so he stayed as well until end

Fods
03-05-14, 02:05 AM
Think thats my plan too.

Keep us posted on Turkey :ok:

Redknapp69
03-05-14, 03:13 AM
Max wage I'm allowed to offer is 1k :)

But 25-30k stadium so once I get results going then surely some cash will come my way!

Won first game with kids (awful ones that I signed out of desperation!) 3-0. Away as well!

Off to :sleep: now!

Fods
04-05-14, 06:48 AM
Season 1 - Non Scoring (Man Utd)
======================

League - WINNERS - won by 3 points from Man City.
Champ League - beaten in Final by Chelsea (all players had low fitness)
FA Cup - Beaten by Spurs inn 4th round
League Cup - Knocked out byChelsea on away goals in Semi Final
League Goals - 83

0 points as non-scoring season

Spent £166,000,000 and sold £139,000,00

I won manager of the year

http://i58.tinypic.com/zl6f4h.jpg

And here is the squad going into season 2

http://i59.tinypic.com/zjv4w3.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/1i1zzt.jpg

Redknapp69
04-05-14, 09:27 AM
Well in Foddy!

Lazy fecker copying my layout :)

Fods
04-05-14, 09:28 AM
Ha ha wondered if you'd notice

Craig Forrest
04-05-14, 11:35 PM
I like the fact your name is Alan Hansen :ok:

Redknapp69
05-05-14, 12:29 AM
Struggling with this shit team in Turkey - half way through season and halfway in league!

Struggling to attract anyone decent!

On the lookout for a lood of good Bosmans!

Redknapp69
05-05-14, 01:54 AM
Ooooh - signed Advijaj or however it's spelt and Periera after Manure let them go :)

Redknapp69
06-05-14, 03:02 AM
Season 4 - Non-Scoring (Mersin I.Y)
======================

League - 8th! - 0 points
Champ League - N/A - 0 points
Cup - Out in Quarters - 0 points
League Goals - 58

0 points as non-scoring season

4,437 points total so far

Got a few summer signing so we'll see how next year goes!

Redknapp69
06-05-14, 03:01 PM
Team for 2nd season shaping up nicely - £1m in bank and now signed Periera from Man U, Donis up front and some good players mixed in

With the unpredicatbele nature of this league (and we didn't get any Euro comp) I reckon we can give the league and cup a bloody good go this year

Redknapp69
06-05-14, 10:56 PM
1st game of the new season......................nice :cool:

http://s15.postimg.org/uryd2i5i3/first.png (http://postimage.org/)
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Redknapp69
08-05-14, 01:50 AM
Season 5 - Scoring (Mersin I.Y)
======================

Brought in some key signings to try and better last seasons 8th in League

But first - the cup..............

Got through first couple of rounds and then Quarter Final..........

It looked like we were going out and would need to do another season.......................but then we score in 87th minute and then again in extra time for golden goal!

http://s14.postimg.org/t12zboptt/Season_2_Mersin_CUP.png (http://postimage.org/)

Next up the Semi Final - WHAT A FIRST HALF! - 7 goals! :shocked: :eek: And then a boring 2nd half but we through to final!

http://s14.postimg.org/mosvyyt35/Season_2_Mersin_CUP_semi.png (http://postimage.org/)


In the final it all went our way!

http://s14.postimg.org/v6xa66ta9/Season_2_Mersin_CUP_final.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s14.postimg.org/z4plspmf5/Season_2_Mersin_Cup_Final_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)


But could we do the double and win the league?

Of course we could! We smashed the league - I built up a big squad full of Turks and then class foreigners to compliment it. Avdijaj 53 goals in 34 games helped :) :hail:

http://s14.postimg.org/hsp979sxt/Season_2_Mersin_League_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)


League - WINNERS! - 800 points
Champ League - N/A this year - 0 points
Cup - WINNERS - 800 points
League Goals - 103

1,703 points

6,140 points total so far


We now "Go again" for our first European tour - and its the Champions League - let's give it a whirl!

Have had to sell around 8 key players this year but managed to get £8m for Periera! :shocked:

Not many want to join me at the mo so I have around £10 money burning which is crazy as I've been breaking even for 2 years


So - last year in Turkey!

Starting ages of squad are below

http://s28.postimg.org/vuycv4tbx/Season_1_Mersin_Squad_Age.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s28.postimg.org/aws6x1th9/Season_1_Mersin_Squad_Age_Reerves.png (http://postimage.org/)


pc screenshot (http://postimage.org/app.php)

Fods
08-05-14, 02:49 AM
Nice mate, nice :ok:

Craig Forrest
08-05-14, 04:35 AM
good job redders :ok:

Redknapp69
08-05-14, 09:02 AM
I was VERY worried that I chose wrong club. After 1st season my world rep dropped, we were constantly skint as only bringing in 100k per game and Max wage I could offer was 1k per player

So - my scouting boots were needed!

I hired SEVEN scouts and had them working for 1.5 years solid. It paid off as they found some gems. The real balance was getting good Turks as well due to 6 FGN players

Also helped by the fact everyone seems to best everyone in Turkey so if you can put a run together you might be able to get a few points clear

Redknapp69
08-05-14, 12:35 PM
Now appointed Turkey manager as well! :)

sebcole
09-05-14, 03:02 AM
How do you play your games, on really fast speed? Or is there an option to just see the score at the end? Otherwise it must take a while, no?

Fods
09-05-14, 04:12 AM
Can smash a season in 2/3 hours

Redknapp69
09-05-14, 11:00 AM
Think my speed is "slow" but that's with Tapani Patch 2.19 I think

Yes - these challenges do take a while :) :typing: :ranger:

Redknapp69
09-05-14, 12:39 PM
Season 6 - (Scoring) - Mersin
===================
Built up a squad of some quality FGN players and good Turkish youth. Some of the Turkish lads turned out to be class acts and I even called them up to National team after I got the Turkey Manager position!

Here is the squad ages at start of season

http://s30.postimg.org/gd0u2gkn5/Season_2_Mersin_Squad_Age.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s30.postimg.org/f5mwa8uip/Season_2_Mersin_Squad_Age_Reerves.png (http://postimage.org/)

League - started off great and we built up a sizeable lead straight away - some of the fans started to dream...............

http://s30.postimg.org/8mu1xbibl/Season_3_Mersin_crowd.png (http://postimage.org/)

We ended up winning the league rather easily with 4 games to spare! :first: :cheer:

http://s30.postimg.org/q6i1f9mrl/Season_3_Mersin_League_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

This piggied onto the back of a magnificent achievement where we also beat the likes of CSKA and Real Madrid to become the WORLD CLUB CHAMPS - little old Mersin! :) :party:

http://s30.postimg.org/6rbuzwiv5/Season_3_Mersin_world_champs.png (http://postimage.org/)

The Turkish cup remained a priority for silverware and points and we always put strong teams out in it - worked wonders as we battered Galatasary in the final!

http://s30.postimg.org/wlh2bxthd/Season_3_Mersin_Cup_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

So - 3 trophies already done - how could we fare in the Champion League for the first time?

We just about squeaked through the first group stage and confidence grew from there. The 2nd group stage with Napoli and Arsenal didn't fear us as we steamrollered them!

Quarter Finals - Bayern Munich - couldn't get a tougher draw!

We went to Munich high on confidence and after dominating the game we were fucking superkeepered by Neuer. In a game we dominated - somehow we ended up losing 3-0! :confused: :sad: :(

GUTTED with this and a harsh lesson for the best club competition in the world

http://s30.postimg.org/wf3d8ukch/Season_3_Mersin_cl_quarter.png (http://postimage.org/)

Could we turn it around back home?

We certainly gave it a bloody good try! 2-0 up and we had a goal disallowed but to no avail - we were out of the CL :cry:

I really feel as though we could have done them if not for Neuer in first game

http://s30.postimg.org/kr9beav7l/Season_3_Mersin_cl_quarter_2nd_leg.png (http://postimage.org/)

So - to summarise........

League - WINNERS! - 800 points
Champ League - 0 points
Cup - WINNERS - 800 points
League Goals - 84

1,684 points

7,824 points total so far


I now leave Turkey with fond memories. :grouphug: To start with a team where max wage offered was 1k and only 100k gate receipts, we were forever on a budget. But after CL and selling some star player I leave the club in great hands and with £25m in the bank!

But for me, its on the lookout for a new job in Russia/Portugal or Belgium

To keep me busy in the summer is the Euro's! Turkey are in a group with France, Czech Republic and Ireland.................its gonna be tough!

World Cup quals group also announced and sounds better with Iceland, Albania, Luxembourg, Ireland and Russia

sebcole
09-05-14, 12:46 PM
Wow, incredibly unlucky and frustrating against Bayern. Your keeper had a mare that first game! What were the game stats like in the second leg?

It must be very time consuming looking for players, or do you just go by scout lists? I never use scouts, because they bring up some real trash, and I end up finding better ones myself through attribute searching, but this takes a hell of a long time.

How long does it take you to do a season Redknapp? And what tactics do you prefer?

sebcole
09-05-14, 12:48 PM
Can smash a season in 2/3 hours

I tend I go on a bad run of form from time to time if I just do this, the computer somehow knows Im just barging through it without due consideration. You dont go on holiday do you?

Redknapp69
09-05-14, 01:30 PM
Wow, incredibly unlucky and frustrating against Bayern. Your keeper had a mare that first game! What were the game stats like in the second leg?

It must be very time consuming looking for players, or do you just go by scout lists? I never use scouts, because they bring up some real trash, and I end up finding better ones myself through attribute searching, but this takes a hell of a long time.

How long does it take you to do a season Redknapp? And what tactics do you prefer?


Yeah - gutted v Bayern but looking at 2nd leg stats there wasn't much in it although from commentary seemed like I dominated game

Tactic also below

http://s4.postimg.org/ujorc8kwd/mers.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s4.postimg.org/5p59i6025/tac.png (http://postimage.org/)




Yeah - does take time to look for players - I search att's and also use scouts - I don't use that scout editor thing though as never used it.

Season depends on what I'm doing - I play whilst watching background TV or doing nothing - never really time how long a season takes me

Redknapp69
09-05-14, 09:40 PM
Only took me a YEAR top land a job - and I'm best manager in the WORLD! :frusty: :smash:

Anyhoo - this is my new club - bring on the Russian adventure! (and I'm also manager of Russia now!)

http://s22.postimg.org/ts78fa24h/Terek.png (http://postimage.org/)
imgurl (http://postimage.org/)

Fods
10-05-14, 01:54 AM
I tend I go on a bad run of form from time to time if I just do this, the computer somehow knows Im just barging through it without due consideration. You dont go on holiday do you?

Nope, play as normal.

Fods
10-05-14, 04:16 AM
Season 2 - Scoring (Man Utd)
======================

League - 800 pts
http://i61.tinypic.com/104ra5d.jpg

Champions League - 900pts
http://i60.tinypic.com/11lirtz.jpg

FA Cup - 800pts
http://i62.tinypic.com/29q193t.jpg

League Cup - 0 Points
http://i59.tinypic.com/1zny8fa.jpg

League Goals - 106pts
http://i61.tinypic.com/104ra5d.jpg

2606 points

Onto Season 3 and win the CL :ok:

Squad before Season 3

http://i61.tinypic.com/2coh384.jpg

Redknapp69
10-05-14, 11:02 AM
Nice one Foddy!

Fods
10-05-14, 11:37 AM
Thanks Reds, how Russia, cold?

Redknapp69
10-05-14, 01:11 PM
Just been sorting staff, Transferring players out, setting scouts up, bringing some in etc

Think we are more than 2/3 way through league (I joined just before halfway) and we are around 8th so cant see us getting Euro footie next year which is a shame but may help win league/cup next season

Randomly we are in CL this year as they finished 2nd last year! (and then sacked manager!) But have a tough group so would be surprised to get out of it

Jesus
10-05-14, 09:32 PM
You are allowed to edit your CA/PA y'know Redders? Wouldn't take you a year to find a new job if you did.

Redknapp69
11-05-14, 12:33 AM
I turned down some 2nd division teams mate that's why

Redknapp69
11-05-14, 12:33 AM
Actually a load of perm teams turned me down as well! :pound:

Redknapp69
12-05-14, 01:21 AM
Season 7 - (Non Scoring) - Terek
====================

6th in league - shipping out all the old boys and building a squad. Dropped out of CL group in last game and currently in UEFA Cup 4th round

New season starts in April (It's Jan now) - not massive confidence on a league challenge but will see how pre-season/rest of UEFA Cup goes

Fods
12-05-14, 11:25 AM
Season 3 - Scoring (Man Utd)
======================

League - 800 pts - Winner
http://i59.tinypic.com/eajrc4.jpg

Champions League - 1000pts - Winner
http://i60.tinypic.com/2q0onkp.jpg

FA Cup - 800pts - Winner
http://i57.tinypic.com/15cknd0.jpg

League Cup - 0 Points - Winner
http://i57.tinypic.com/537k11.jpg

League Goals - 109pts
http://i59.tinypic.com/eajrc4.jpg

2709 points

Total Points: 2606 +2709 = 5315

The hunt is on for a new Job!!!!!!!!

Fods
12-05-14, 11:34 AM
Kerazy...no loyalty in this day and age!

http://i57.tinypic.com/99dwyp.jpg

Topofthekop
12-05-14, 11:43 AM
:lol:

Fods
12-05-14, 12:03 PM
http://i60.tinypic.com/6tfdde.jpg

Fods
12-05-14, 12:12 PM
Quick question, as you can see I moved to Kuban, should a better offer come up in the same of different country can I move clubs?

Redknapp69
12-05-14, 01:49 PM
Nope

Fods
12-05-14, 11:00 PM
Might wanna add that to the OP then as it doesnt say anything about that :ok:

Jesus
19-05-14, 09:11 PM
Season Two

http://i.imgur.com/iPpfY33.png?1
http://i.imgur.com/hLNJbhB.png?1
http://i.imgur.com/wDFnRJx.png?1
http://i.imgur.com/K1Vqu0o.png?1

So, the Premier League and the FA Cup in the bag. 1600 points for that plus 77 for the goals scored.

Total: 1677

Redknapp69
20-05-14, 01:55 AM
Good on ya!

Jesus
20-05-14, 10:40 PM
Season Three

http://i.imgur.com/hf0ch7Y.png
http://i.imgur.com/2GLC3e6.png
http://i.imgur.com/Vl3RFbC.png

A disappointing season never got going and the team's form stuttered throughout the campaign. I managed a win against Barca in the first game of the group but was demolished 5-1 in the return leg meaning that they went through and I didn't. Time to find a new job.

Total: 1677

Redknapp69
20-05-14, 11:16 PM
how did you get on in league and cup?

Jesus
21-05-14, 12:55 PM
how did you get on in league and cup?

I didn't think that points for the league or the cup counted in your season after the one you do the double.. am I wrong?

As I understand it you get points for winnings the league and cup in one season and then points for winning the champions league the next.

Redknapp69
21-05-14, 02:24 PM
I'm counting league and cup points in CL season

:mod: please clarify :)

Craig Forrest
21-05-14, 02:33 PM
Redders is correct.

The first season you win league and cup you get points for whatever you are eligible for plus goals scored
The next season you get points for whatever you are eligible for plus goals scored

then you move

I guess I'll have to simplify the explanation of points even more in the OP for those who live in the blue half of Manchester... :tsk:

Jesus
21-05-14, 07:52 PM
:lol: Fuck you CF. It isn't made clear for me! Glad we cleared that one up though because I was looking to move clubs mid-season!

Jesus
21-05-14, 08:29 PM
Season Three

http://i.imgur.com/hf0ch7Y.png
http://i.imgur.com/2GLC3e6.png
http://i.imgur.com/Vl3RFbC.png

A disappointing season never got going and the team's form stuttered throughout the campaign. I managed a win against Barca in the first game of the group but was demolished 5-1 in the return leg meaning that they went through and I didn't. Time to find a new job.

Total: 1677

Season Three (Continued)

http://i.imgur.com/tCIyrmG.png
http://i.imgur.com/yhruC34.png

So the season draws to a close and although we disappointingly finished in 4th place, we did win the FA Cup to add an extra 800 points to my total.

Total: 2477

Redknapp69
21-05-14, 09:35 PM
Where u end up?

BlazeRavenwolf
28-05-14, 04:04 PM
Gonna give this a pop

Redknapp69
02-06-14, 11:17 PM
Now I've finished the Pass the Parcel I'm getting back on this!

Just need to read the rules again! :pound:

Jesus
04-06-14, 10:04 PM
Where u end up?

So after leaving Manchester United I ended up at Royal Cité Sport Grace-Hollogne in the third division of Belgium. I'm not quite sure how my CA/PA and reputation could only afford me this gig but I like a challenge and I had a blank canvas to work with. I sent my scouts out to get some young talent and boost the squad numbers and by the midpoint of my first season in charge I had a full squad, albeit not the best one.

We played well once everyone had bedded in and a late push saw us finish 1st in Group A of the third division on the last day of the season! This entered us in to a final playoff against the winners of Group B but we came unstuck and lost 4-2 on aggregate to deny us promotion. I wasn't too disappointed though because it meant I had another season to bolster the squad.

Oh I forgot to mention; I have one scout and one physio. That's it. Any the club's reputation is so low that nobody wants to join my coaching staff.

Redknapp69
04-06-14, 10:43 PM
Brilliant mate - that's the way to do it!

I'm in 1st "proper" season with Terek - got to UEFA Final v Frankfurt but lost

2nd in league after 9 games

Redknapp69
07-06-14, 05:11 PM
Terek - 2nd season (scoring)
==================

League - WINNERS! - 800 points
Champ League - 0 points
UEFA Cup WINNERS - 0 points
Cup - WINNERS - 800 points
League Goals - 72

1,672 points

9,496 points total so far

Built a class squad and load of money in da bank and going well in 3rd season

http://s27.postimg.org/kzk5han9v/Season_1_Terek_Squad_Age.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/z4pyj3wb7/Terek_Season_2_Cup_WINNER.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/ldlhgw7df/Terek_Season_2_League.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/68pdjdj6b/Terek_Season_2_League_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/q0rjinuqb/Terek_Season_2_UEFA_Cup_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

Redknapp69
08-06-14, 01:04 AM
Terek - 3rd season (scoring)
==================

League - WINNERS! - 800 points
Champ League - WINNERS! - 1000 points
Cup - Runner Up- 0 points (fucking GUTTED with this. 2-1 up then we have a guy sent off and lose 3-2 in last minute!) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
League Goals - 83

1,883 points

11,379 points total so far

screenies below - now look for a job in Belgium/Portugal...........

http://s29.postimg.org/74qlh3drr/Terek_Season_3_CL_WINNERS.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/e59zw4q5z/Terek_Season_3_Cup_Runners_Up.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/suzfedhtj/Terek_Season_3_League_Winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/559zpojg7/Terek_Season_3_League_Winners_goals.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/a03onyhrr/Terek_Season_3_Squad_age.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/eaicjjmuv/Terek_Season_3_Team_of_year.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s29.postimg.org/3wm441rhz/Terek_Season_3_World_Champs.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s28.postimg.org/o9lop17tp/Terek_Season_3_money.png (http://postimage.org/)

Redknapp69
08-06-14, 01:32 AM
Boom!

Never heard of them but i'll take £13m!

After 2 "small" clubs I now join a club with a big budget!

http://s2.postimg.org/6qhorpj5l/aaaaa.png (http://postimage.org/)

Jesus
08-06-14, 09:17 AM
Great effort Redknapp, Russia conquered with ease. What tactic are you using?

Redknapp69
08-06-14, 09:35 AM
Same as ever for this challenge

http://s30.postimg.org/71yv18v2p/Tactic.png (http://postimage.org/)[/QUOTE]

Jesus
09-06-14, 05:56 PM
Is that Urban Legend but renamed?

Redknapp69
11-06-14, 01:37 PM
Yep

BlazeRavenwolf
22-06-14, 04:49 PM
I have started this

Currently in Feb 2002 and Top of the league, still in FA Cup & Still in Champs League

Obviously I know this season is Non-Scoring

Jesus
22-06-14, 06:02 PM
Just a quick update, we ended up being promoted to division two despite losing that final last season. That meant I had to endure a tough season in the Second Division with a depleted squad and no staff. We managed to grind through the season and finished 11th in the league which gives us a solid platform for the following season.

AMC
22-06-14, 06:05 PM
Good work lads :ok:

BlazeRavenwolf
22-06-14, 06:06 PM
I forgot to ask when you have finished in a country do you have to go to a team in the top league or would a lower league club be ok

AMC
22-06-14, 06:07 PM
Lower league club is fine mate, and probably your best chance of getting a job.

BlazeRavenwolf
22-06-14, 06:09 PM
OK thanks mate

I was only wondering as I am still only in 1st season with Man Utd, at the moment

Redknapp69
22-06-14, 07:11 PM
nice to see you are on this topaz!

Working through that Belgium division Jesus!

I'm finishing up 1st non scoring season in Portugal with Olahunse (or whatever they called!) - need some good summer transfer dealings to improve squad and get ahead of Porto/Sporting/Benfica etc!

BlazeRavenwolf
23-06-14, 12:33 PM
Season 1 - Non Scoring (Man Utd)
================================

League - WINNERS - won by 5 points from Man City
Champ League - knocked out 2nd Group Stage
FA Cup - WINNERS - beat Everton 3-1 in Final
League Cup - knocked out in 3rd Round on pens. by Fulham
League Goals - 90

0 points as non-scoring season

Transfers In:

http://s25.postimg.org/8ioiql7lr/Transfers_2001.jpg

Jesus
23-06-14, 06:26 PM
My current club is semi-professional and it's likely that as the manager I'm on a part-time contract..

Am I allowed to change my contract to a full time contract so that my club can go from semi-professional to professional?

Craig Forrest
23-06-14, 06:46 PM
I dunno... won't your contract change when your teams gets high enough in the standings?

Jesus
24-06-14, 09:22 PM
I dunno... won't your contract change when your teams gets high enough in the standings?

In the situation that it doesn't though? Am I allowed?

Jesus
24-06-14, 09:52 PM
Another season down with Cité Sport. I went on an absolute spree signing anyone that had some sort of talent to bolster my squad for the upcoming season. The result was that my team became a well oiled machine and we stormed the league, winning the first and second periods and finishing top of the League. We managed a ratio of 23 wins, 8 draws and just 3 losses, scoring 100 goals in 34 games whilst conceding 46. I also embarked on an amazing cup run, which included beating Standard Liége (who eventually won the first division on goal difference) and made it all the way to the final. Unfortunately we ran out of steam and Club Brugge beat us 3-1 on the day. Still, a cracking achievement with a squad that I had cobbled together due to the fact nobody else wanted to play for us.

Redknapp69
24-06-14, 11:48 PM
Top stuff dude - you in top division now or into 2nd?

Looks like a decent squad has been built

BlazeRavenwolf
25-06-14, 12:42 AM
Season 2 - Start

Ages

http://s25.postimg.org/bbd4wvikf/Age_2002.jpg

Tactic

http://s25.postimg.org/70yh1adhb/Tactic_2002.jpg

Transfers

http://s25.postimg.org/ps0ebg81r/Transfers_2002.jpg

Beat Man City 1-0 in Charity Shield, so hopefully a sign of things to come

Redknapp69
25-06-14, 12:56 AM
Nice one Topaz!

Jesus
25-06-14, 08:18 AM
Top stuff dude - you in top division now or into 2nd?

Looks like a decent squad has been built
Yeah that promotion sees us make it to the top division, I wouldn't say I have a decent squad, I've just been trying to sign anyone with half decent stats that can do a job. There's some massive holes to plug before I can begin any sort of attempt at winning the league with under 21s. At the moment I'm concentrating on getting the club from semi-professional to professional and hopefully build a warchest and some reputation for further down the line. I think I'll be in Belgium for a while to be honest!

Craig Forrest
25-06-14, 01:57 PM
In the situation that it doesn't though? Am I allowed?

I'm undecided as of now......

BlazeRavenwolf
27-06-14, 02:35 PM
Quick update (Jan 2003)

===============================

League Pos: 3rd (Level with Man City in 2nd & trailing Chelsea in 1st by 17 points :eek:
Still in FA Cup (4th Round vs. Blackpool), League Cup (Semi-Final vs. Man City) & Champions League (2nd Group Stage)

http://s25.postimg.org/4xoiczum7/Transfers_In_Jan_2003.png

Also signed Divock Origi (£12.25m) on 9th Jan, but I took screenie before that & he does not currently make the 1st Team squad

http://s25.postimg.org/ye8pt5qdb/Tactics_Jan_2003.png

AMC
27-06-14, 02:49 PM
I'm undecided as of now......

I don't have a problem with as long as everyone else, players and staff are on full time contracts and the club still shows as semi-pro. I think the game may need to update like it does in June/Dec for it to upgrade so wait for that and if it's still no good I don't mind you changing it.

Redknapp69
27-06-14, 11:16 PM
Are you in 2nd season now topaz?

BlazeRavenwolf
28-06-14, 12:15 AM
Yes, why you ask

Redknapp69
28-06-14, 12:37 AM
Just tacking your progress - Chelsea tearing league up then?

BlazeRavenwolf
28-06-14, 07:03 PM
ok, mate and Yes they r running away with it at the moment

Redknapp69
28-06-14, 11:54 PM
Olhanense - 1st season (non - scoring)
=========================
Picked them up down near bottom of league and got them to 4th

5 points behind champions Porto

UEFA footie guaranteed

Won Cup 5-1 vs a 2nd division team

got a few over 21's to get rid of but got a load of signings coming in

BlazeRavenwolf
29-06-14, 08:31 AM
Just tacking your progress - Chelsea tearing league up then?

Yeah, Chelsea's season so far is 25 games played (W 22, D 3, L 0)

Jesus
29-06-14, 04:01 PM
Olhanense - 1st season (non - scoring)
=========================
Picked them up down near bottom of league and got them to 4th

5 points behind champions Porto

UEFA footie guaranteed

Won Cup 5-1 vs a 2nd division team

got a few over 21's to get rid of but got a load of signings coming in

Didn't realise you'd moved to Portugal? Interesting!

Jesus
29-06-14, 06:47 PM
Another season down in Belgium. I managed to wheel and deal once more over the summer and built a solid squad. The result meant that we won the Belgian First Division at the first time of asking; 26 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses meant we were 10 points clear of Genk by the time the league had come to a close. It will be interesting to see how we will do in Europe next season for sure. I didn't quite replicate last season's achievements in the cup though and crashed out in the 7th round. Ah well, gonna keep plodding along!

Redknapp69
29-06-14, 06:59 PM
unlucky on the cup - couldn't you rest players ion league and play full team in cup or did you get fucked over somehow?

Jesus
29-06-14, 08:43 PM
unlucky on the cup - couldn't you rest players ion league and play full team in cup or did you get fucked over somehow?

This season doesn't count for anything so I was just playing a full strength team every game and trying to win the league so that we can make it in to the Champions League and earn some much needed cash. I don't ahve any under 21 players in my squad at the moment.

Redknapp69
30-06-14, 12:12 AM
good start in my scoring season in Portugal...........

http://s27.postimg.org/ost153ygz/asasas.png (http://postimage.org/)
image url upload (http://postimage.org/)

BlazeRavenwolf
30-06-14, 10:22 AM
arrrhhhhhhhh.....

Just reset my laptop as was playing up, sent my save game to onedrive (Skydrive), but when I go to get it out it is not there, so gotta start again

I may start doing all the challenges that I have not previously done, lol

Redknapp69
30-06-14, 11:28 PM
gutted - sorry to hear that fella

All the best with the others!

Ste117
01-07-14, 02:52 PM
I going to give this a go, it is going to hurt managing Manure Utd though!

Jesus
01-07-14, 09:46 PM
PHEW! Another season completed in Belgium. I made some new signings in the summer with my improved budget and with Champions League in mind; some real quality was available now that we were champions of Belgium and to top it off the club had turned "professional". After making a handful of signings, we embarked on the defence of our title and went on a great run of 15 without defeat to open up a 15 point lead at the top of the table. However our form dipped towards the end of the season and the lead was quickly cut down to just 1 point. The season went all the way to the final game and a win sealed our second league title. In the Champions League we qualified against Rubin before being put in a group with Barcelona, Marseille and Southampton. We took a famous point against Barcelona but the difference in class between my squad and that of the other teams meant we finished last in the first phase and were dumped out of Europe. We didn't fair well in the domestic cup either and went out in the 7th round again.

Redknapp69
02-07-14, 12:36 AM
Keep the league form going and concentrate on cup mate!

Jesus
02-07-14, 12:41 AM
I still haven't got any under 21s :lol:

Redknapp69
02-07-14, 07:16 AM
Ah - that is a slight issue! :pound:

But sounds like your having fun building them up!

Redknapp69
04-07-14, 01:55 PM
Did a lot of scouting nd wheeling and dealing but didn't think my team was anything special......................how wrong I was!

Olahanense - 2nd season (scoring)
=====================

League - WINNERS! - 800 points - smashed it by 21 points
UEFA Cup - knocked out by Chelsea in 3rd round - 0 points
Cup - WINNER - 800 points (A thumping 4-0 final win). Previous round were 5-0, 5-2, 6-0, 4-0 and 3-2
League Goals - 102

1,702 points

13,081 points total so far


Now we try and win the CL - Got about £7m but can't buy any players of £3m or so as board block the deal :( :cry:


http://s22.postimg.org/n43xbseyp/Olhanense_Cup_WINNERS_Season_1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s22.postimg.org/pnzk5w2ip/Olhanense_League_WINNERS_Season_1.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s22.postimg.org/fpeljet35/Olhanense_Squad_Age_Season_1.png (http://postimage.org/)

Jesus
04-07-14, 06:40 PM
Great effort pal. Good luck with the CL, I'm struggling with an over 21 squad at the moment!

Redknapp69
04-07-14, 11:45 PM
1 point from 2 games in CL but ended up with 11 points and topping group! League going ok - am playing 2nd string and going full out for CL with 1st team

Redknapp69
06-07-14, 12:57 AM
Olahanense - 3rd season (scoring)
=====================

League - WINNERS! - 800 points - won by 10 points. I didn't lose a game until last game of season (resting players for cup final) - and I lose in the last fucking minute :cry: (see screenshot below)
Champ League - knocked out by Barca in Semi Final stage - 3-2 away wasn't a bad result but got a player fucking sent off in 1st half of 2nd leg at home which fucked us right over :frusty:
Cup - WINNER - 800 points (2-1 win in final). Previous round were 2-0, 5-0, 4-0, 1-0 and 3-0
League Goals - 91 (played 2nd XI most of season)

1,691 points

14,772 points total so far

Squad age was taken after season started and the guy that is 22 was 21 when season started (see screenshots below)

Its now heading to Belgium for a job - haven't been offered anything good there in the past so might have to start at the bottom like Jesus and work my way up

http://s7.postimg.org/7hqjl66ej/Olhanense_CL_Semi_Season_2.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s7.postimg.org/rdmj0pnfv/Olhanense_Cup_WINNERS_Season_2.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s7.postimg.org/y6mvwze97/Olhanense_League_WINNERS_Season_2.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s7.postimg.org/g7nmm0nvv/Olhanense_League_WINNERS_Season_2_cont.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s7.postimg.org/lginjw6az/Olhanense_Squad_Age_Season_2.png (http://postimg.org/image/mvk88m7dz/full/)

http://s7.postimg.org/56shgzvmz/Olhanense_Squad_Age_Season_2_cont.png (http://postimg.org/image/5wb9tcw6f/full/)

http://s7.postimg.org/h4u1uvze3/Olhanense_Squad_Age_Season_2_cont1.png (http://postimg.org/image/fpsh65yav/full/)

Redknapp69
06-07-14, 02:47 AM
Guys - just looking at clubs in Belgium before I apply for jobs and have noticed that the league looks very fucked up

See attached

1st screenshot - normal season
2nd screenshot - no league season - WTF?!
3rd screenshot - only about 10 games all played every other day?!

and the next 4 seasons are the same as screenshot 3

Also - Jesus mentioned playoffs and the like in Div 2 (or Div 3?)

WTF is the league structure in Belgium or has something gone wrong in my game?!

Cheers

http://s24.postimg.org/c8zf27605/image.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/qqwma6xb9/image.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/kfretrw2t/image.png (http://postimage.org/)


image post (http://postimage.org/)

Craig Forrest
06-07-14, 02:55 AM
I've never seen that before.... I've had Belgium selected in many games and I've never seen that happen...... I'm going to go check some of my longer term games and see what they are like just to make sure.....

Redknapp69
06-07-14, 03:13 AM
Cheers - was gonna post in screenshots thread if anyone knew what it was but will leave you have a look first

Need to sleep now!

Craig Forrest
06-07-14, 03:28 AM
Do that too as I can't guarantee I have any games with Belgium that are far enough along.....

Jesus
06-07-14, 07:32 AM
That's pretty fucked up. Playoffs happen in the lower divisions but not in the first division. I hope your game isn't fucked up either! Just try getting a job there and see if it rights itself.

Redknapp69
06-07-14, 03:43 PM
Any thoughts guys?

Took a "test" job with First Division club and holidayed through to the next season and had the same problem

milo reckons it might have something to do with applying same patch twice or something - anyway - removed Tapani 2.19 patch during this test and this didn't help

I'll try it with a 2nd/3rd div team but if not how should I manage this CF?

I aint doing the whole challenge again so if we cant agree on something then I'll post what I have done - shame as is a cracking little challenge

Craig Forrest
06-07-14, 03:56 PM
AMC and I will put our heads together.... maybe grant you a special exemption to restart the game with a team in the lower Belgium division and just pretend it's your final season..... don't want you to lose this after so much work....

Jesus
06-07-14, 04:32 PM
Yeah good idea CF. Maybe it would be worth holidaying a save up until his year so he doesnt have the pick of all the fresh under 21s though? I don't know what year he is in but a holiday to the point at which he is at won't take long.

Redknapp69
06-07-14, 05:55 PM
Cool with either lads and appreciate it - let me know

Craig Forrest
07-07-14, 03:25 AM
Ok.... my idea for Redders is that he holiday until whatever year he's supposed to be in and then take control of whatever Belgian club will give him a job, as long as it's not in the top league... then he can start his final few seasons from there and treat it just like nothing ever happened.

AMC if you agree just post it here so he can continue with his game.... if you have any stipulations that you think should be added then go for it

oh yeah, no making yourself a Belgian :ok:

Good Redders?

Redknapp69
07-07-14, 08:37 AM
Sounds good - will get going when I hear from AMC.

Craig Forrest
07-07-14, 02:46 PM
just get going now.... who knows when AMC will be back... and if he's got a problem with my decision then I'll have to deal with his anger and abuse :D

Redknapp69
07-07-14, 11:52 PM
THIS IS GONNA TAKE A WHILE........................ :lol:

My squad looks a bit thin

Coaches look thin and only 1 scout and 1 coach interested :pound:

Jesus - what's the score with semi-pro - this team is semi pro as well

Oh well - onwards and upwards we go!

http://s28.postimg.org/89h2scp59/l_ORR.png (http://postimage.org/)
image hosting over 5mb (http://postimage.org/)

Redknapp69
08-07-14, 12:33 AM
Just signed Benteke as coach! :lol:

Redknapp69
12-07-14, 11:46 PM
Well - decent start!

Made the playoffs after a slow start and flew my way through quarter and semi final

So expected an easy final - far from it when we were reduced to 10 men after 3 mins!

But grit, determination and a super keeper performance got us to extra time and penno's. And they missed the first 3 but then we lost our bottle - thankfully - the superkeeper performance continued!

Into the 2nd division we go - only got 1 staff so hopefully more will want to join!

Did get a load of free transfers but no under 21's yet so will have to re-shape the whole squad at some point over next few seasons!

http://s24.postimg.org/479ulwftx/Lorrain_1st_season_playoffs.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s24.postimg.org/tekqm5ixx/Lorrain_1st_season_playoff_winner.png (http://postimg.org/image/rzj5xfhup/full/)

http://s24.postimg.org/4iraynw9x/Lorrain_1st_season_playoff_winner1.png (http://postimg.org/image/kh00osqht/full/)

Redknapp69
14-07-14, 12:31 AM
2nd season - strengthened squad and was.....................EASY EASY EASY!

Smashed the league

Got to cup semi but had men sent off in both legs which fucked us up but a good effort anyway

So - into first division now - only problem is I have TWO players under 21 :pound:

As you can see I've got rid of all over 21's so gonna risk having a poor season next season while building a young squad

Got a few signings coming in but need to really tap into that transfer market!

Benteke and James Rodriguez on coaching staff! :lol:

http://s9.postimg.org/p1jg15af3/Lorrain_2nd_season_cup_semi.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s9.postimg.org/iccwl4p33/Lorrain_2nd_season_League_winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s9.postimg.org/r4tv8ta7z/Lorrain_2nd_season_old_squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

Jesus
15-07-14, 12:48 PM
Glad you got to crack on with this Redders. Your team should turn professional once all players are on full time contracts and your facilities are upgraded. Good luck going forward anyway.

Redknapp69
15-07-14, 05:23 PM
Er - should I be giving players full time contracts then? Not sure what it defaults to

Training got upgraded but think still awful facilities

Under21 squad built in time for new season but not best quality and have 1 GK that doesn't look best and a loan GK!

Jesus
16-07-14, 04:43 PM
Er - should I be giving players full time contracts then? Not sure what it defaults to

Training got upgraded but think still awful facilities

Under21 squad built in time for new season but not best quality and have 1 GK that doesn't look best and a loan GK!

Yeah you should give everyone a full time contract including your staff. I had to concentrate on winning the league with an over 21 squad first so that the facilities upgraded with the prize money and that turned the club professional.

Redknapp69
16-07-14, 07:42 PM
Righto - Thx. Should get back on this in next few days - Open Golf + CM :)

Redknapp69
20-07-14, 05:54 PM
3rd season in Belgium - 1st with under 21's

knocked out of cup early and 8th in league - first time I failed to win either cup or league with under 21's in challenge :(

Didn't get into Europe - but think that could help for next year

Got a few signings coming in and well need as my team lacks depth and class but confident for next season

We go again!

http://s12.postimg.org/e6axppd9p/Lorrain_3rd_season_squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s12.postimg.org/7h8znfhbh/Lorrain_3rd_season_Table.png (http://postimage.org/)

Redknapp69
20-07-14, 06:49 PM
Actually - I am in the Intertoto Cup so may get into Europe

...............might play a weaker team! ;)

Redknapp69
22-07-14, 07:01 PM
Well - the Intertoto went well.................

Beat Petrolul 3-0 on agg
Beat LAZIO 4-1 on agg
Beat Kosice 4-1 on agg
Inter Turku (Final) beat then 3-1 on agg

So - after not wanting Europe I got it with style!

But that was all too soon come to an end!

Vejle were BATTERED 7-2 in 1st round but then inexplicably I was sent home packing losing to Rijeka 2-0 in 2nd round - got fucking superkeepered in both games!

Ah well - that leaves us to concentrate on League and Cup!

League
=====
Belgium league is so random - everyone can beat everyone but if you can put a good run together you can pull away - and that's what we did winning the league with 2-3 games to spare

Look at the SECOND PLACE TEAM goals for and against! #KeeganNewcastle :drama: :popcorn: :llama:

http://s18.postimg.org/w5cekvtah/Lorrain_4th_season_league_winners.png (http://postimage.org/)



Cup
===

6th round - really hard tie v Lommel Utd who seem to always have a load of wonderkid regens! But we come through it 2-1!

7th round - smashed Charleroi 4-1

Quarter Final - Breezed aside Rupel Boom 2-0

Semi Final - Gent were knocked out 3-1 after 2 legs

Final - v Standard Leige - my fucking nemesis!

Started off great with them going down to 10 men. We took the lead at half time


Get the cigars out - challenge nearly completed!



But NO - the fuckers score in the 2nd half and take us to extra time - no goals!



Penalties it is then!





But NO - this is Belgium - we have a replay?! WTF?! :confused: Why play extra time and then a replay?! - Hardcore Belgians! :boxing:

http://s1.postimg.org/rpihz8mq7/Lorrain_4th_season_cup_winners_replay.png (http://postimage.org/)
















Anyhoo, replay went our way rather easily in the end - dominated the game and stuck 3 past them

League and Cup WINNERS

WOOT! :horn: :cheer:

http://s18.postimg.org/p0ulbum15/Lorrain_4th_season_cup_winners.png (http://postimage.org/)

So - last season of the challenge and all out assault on the CL

My team this year had a lot of experienced players that I have had to let go (bought them on 1 or 2 year deals!) - will look to do the same again next year

Lorrain Arlon - 4th season (scoring)
======================

League - WINNERS! - 800 points -
UEFA Cup - 0 - knocked out in 2nd round :cry:
Cup - WINNER - 800 points
League Goals - 68

1,668 points

16,440 points total so far

http://s18.postimg.org/4w116ds7d/Lorrain_4th_season_squad.png (http://postimage.org/)

Jesus
22-07-14, 08:13 PM
Top work Redders and you've motored through this challenge. Best of luck with the CL in the upcoming season, I need to start getting some under 21s but I just can't see a window of opportunity yet.

Redknapp69
24-07-14, 02:15 AM
Last season of the challenge then - all out assault on the CL please guvnor!

Full focus was on CL and 2nd XI was played quite a bit in league and cups where necessary before CL games

Here's how the season went..............


Board were not that confident considering I delivered a league and cup double last year...............

http://s16.postimg.org/qyq51lrt1/Lorrain_5th_season_confidence.png (http://postimage.org/)


Squad age is as follows...........

http://s9.postimg.org/dp7ta673z/Lorrain_5th_season_squad_age.png (http://postimage.org/)


So - first up is the Cup............................and it didn't last that long!

The defence of the cup was over in 1st round!

We were beaten by a 3rd division team and we were at HOME! :shocked: :eek:

Completely unjust - we DOMINATED the game!

Not exactly the time for our 'keeper to have an off day!

3 shots and 3 fucking goals for them - GUTTED!

http://s27.postimg.org/qjxk65kub/Lorrain_5th_season_cup_3_shots_3_goals.png (http://postimage.org/)

http://s27.postimg.org/3wmwdquo3/Lorrain_5th_season_cup_3_shots_3_goals_ratin.png (http://postimage.org/)



League
======
League was NOT prioritised this year and it showed - we were not terrible (HAD THE SAME POINTS AS LAST YEAR WHEN WE WON THE LEAGUE!) but the winners had a SUPERB record until end where they stuttered over the line they had a massive lead over everyone. We were very unlucky in a lot of games but even if a few of those results came in, we would have been hard pushed to win the league this year. - Dissapointing :cry: :(

http://s30.postimg.org/47ntd45o1/Lorrain_5th_season_league.png (http://postimage.org/)


So - to the Champions League

We certainly went all out for it putting first XI in every game - but looking at the first group it didn't look good for us - Chelsea, Olympiakos and Inter! :cry: :cry: :cry: :frusty: :frusty:
































But we fucking smashed group 1 :shocked: :first: :cheer:

http://s27.postimg.org/5noay75qb/Lorrain_5th_season_champ_league_1st_group.png (http://postimage.org/)



Group 2 was also navigated easier than first thought with PSG, Arsenal and Legia Warsaw as opponents


From our European performances I was randomly offered the Brazilian job (which was odd as I had to start again for this last bit so had no world reputation to really speak of!)

http://s1.postimg.org/wupwqihi7/Lorrain_5th_season_brazil.png (http://postimage.org/)



Got a decent draw in Quarters v Zenit

Had a storming 3-0 win in 1st leg and that was enough to see us to semi's........................



http://s8.postimg.org/vz6nld8j9/Lorrain_5th_season_quarter.png (http://postimage.org/)





.......................where we meet fucking Barca! :(


But Messi is long gone by now and they are not the team they were - we BATTER them 5-1! :dance: :party:



http://s8.postimg.org/wd7zkysmt/Lorrain_5th_season_semi.png (http://postimage.org/)






So - the FINAL then. And it's Atletico Madrid. The league had long gone by now so plenty of rest was given to the first XI.............................and it worked a treat!

A close game but we had the better of it and a superb performance from all the team!

Lorrain are CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS!

:party: :dance: :tea: :party: :first:

An amazing end to the season and the challenge!

Very unhappy to be out in cup and never contend the league but at least it got us focused on the Champions League and it worked wonders!


It was a long arduous process of building up a team in Belgium - went for quality older players first, then when we got into the first division I took the step of getting rid of all old players and bringing in kids, those kids may not have been good enough and it was a season of transition but it worked out in the end!

This was a long but superb challenge!

So many decision about how to run the club, do you go for young players that will stay with you for years or older players (say 20 or even 21) that can do a job in 1 year?!

Total points are as follows...........

Lorrain Arlon - 5th season (scoring)
=======================

League - 0 points -
Champions League 1000 - WINNERS
Cup - 0 points
League Goals - 67

1,067 points

17,507 points


Club left in safe hands as well...............

http://s29.postimg.org/oe4my2m0n/Lorrain_5th_season_cash.png (http://postimage.org/)

Jesus
24-07-14, 11:16 AM
Fantastic end to your challenge mate, massive shame about the domestic side of things but to bag the CL is the icing on the cake. I think I need to bite the bullet next season and sell everyone to get this moving. I'm only in my second country!

Craig Forrest
25-07-14, 02:30 PM
Well done Redders :ok:

merkezekrem
26-07-14, 11:55 PM
Well done reds, you challenge beast :hail:

Topofthekop
07-08-14, 05:06 PM
Into second season of the challenge.. Squad has been completely destroyed and all players over 21 have been sold!! Am still waiting for several transfers to go through.. But here is squad right now ahead of first game of season - Manchester Derby in the Community shield!

http://i58.tinypic.com/14kiic1.jpg

Jesus
07-08-14, 05:37 PM
A good start, best of luck for the upcoming season.

Topofthekop
07-08-14, 06:10 PM
Updated squad pic after the two final signings of Umtiti and Bruma

http://i58.tinypic.com/azi1df.jpg

Transfers

http://i58.tinypic.com/25qswhc.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/2iradt2.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/j6mxac.jpg

Topofthekop
07-08-14, 06:48 PM
Two tactics being used..

http://i58.tinypic.com/x3z315.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/260d34i.jpg

Redknapp69
07-08-14, 10:49 PM
Well in Toppo - looks like you are loving life at Manure........... :lol:

Topofthekop
07-08-14, 10:58 PM
Well in Toppo - looks like you are loving life at Manure........... :lol:

Oi You can piss right off!!!!!!!!! :D

Topofthekop
08-08-14, 01:21 AM
Season 1 - Non Scoring (Man Utd)
======================

League - WINNERS
Champ League - WINNERS
FA Cup - Lost to Man city
League Cup - WINNERS
League Goals - 105


Season 2 - Scoring (Man Utd)
======================

Started the season off with a win in the Charity Shield v Man City, Desposing of them 0-3. Then a few days after that secured the Intercontinental cup with a 3-1 win over Cruzeiro, before following that up with a horror show from my keeper Kapinos in a 2-4 Super cup defeat by Napoli after taking a 2-0 lead. Napoli had 5 shots on target of which they scored 4! Had a bit of a slow start in league using the tactics I posted earlier, was conceding more than I wanted so tightened it up by moving to a 4-5-1 which helped a fair bit!

League - WINNERS

http://i62.tinypic.com/edcw2.jpg

Champ League - Lost 1-0 to Barcelona

FA Cup - WINNERS

http://i58.tinypic.com/2db12ec.jpg

League Cup - WINNERS

http://i57.tinypic.com/282j6g9.jpg

League Goals - 107

League and Cup win = 800 + 800 = 1600pts
107 league goals = 107pts

Total 1707


2 players turned 22 during the season - John Flannagan and Will Keane - Both have transfers arranged for before beginning of season.. One or two others may be following them out the door due to moaning about lack of game time or home sickness.

Topofthekop
08-08-14, 02:02 AM
Few new signings in for the tilt at Champs League - Timo Werner, Mathias Ginter, Terence Kongolo, Yanick Ferreira-Carrasco, Kaan Ayhan and Youri Tielemans all on Bosmans.. Already Werner is homesick and attracting some decent size bids from Dortmund who are also trying their hardest to get two more of my starlets Oliver Torres - they have bid £34m and Samuel Umtiti who they bid £46m for.. All bids turned down. I have also had an offer accepted for Lazar Markovic just need a work permit now to replace Nick Powell who is attracting interest from Arsenal, Newcastle and Chelsea, And a bid of £3m accepted for Calum Chambers from Southampton as backup to Emil Krafth seeing as I had to sell Flannagan.

Jesus
08-08-14, 08:58 AM
Solid start Toppo, Umtiti was a rock for me so I'd recommend keeping him. Don't forget you still score points for the league and the cup as well as the CL in the upcoming season.

Redknapp69
08-08-14, 12:07 PM
You copying my format Toppo?! :nono: :) :lol:

Also - you say you lost the FA Cup but screenie shows you winning it?! :confused:

Thumping 1st proper season - completed everything = cigars out for next year! :hat:

What nationalities did you go with in the end?

Topofthekop
08-08-14, 02:05 PM
You copying my format Toppo?! :nono: :) :lol:

Also - you say you lost the FA Cup but screenie shows you winning it?! :confused:

Thumping 1st proper season - completed everything = cigars out for next year! :hat:

What nationalities did you go with in the end?



Look again.. It does say winners :D

Almost at end of season 3. League is all but secured.. Just the formalities to complete! As well as a Quarter final with Barca to negotiate in the CL :D

Jesus
08-08-14, 02:17 PM
I got confused at first as well Redders but the first bit is his first season summary and then the bit below is his second season results.

Topofthekop
09-08-14, 02:07 AM
Season 3 - Scoring (Man Utd)
======================

Season 3 over and done with.. Clean sweep of all trophies.. Charity shield, League cup, FA Cup, League and Champions League!
Cannot find my screenshot of squad at start of the season.. I can assure you everyone was 21 and under at start of season.. Although a few turned 22 after january other than Ferreira carrasco who turned 22 on 4th of September.. Will supply screenies of those who are 22 now just so you can see they turned 22 during season.

Now to go look for another job! :)

League - WINNERS

http://i60.tinypic.com/2vw62wp.jpg

Champ League - WINNERS

http://i62.tinypic.com/s6jbcp.jpg

FA Cup - WINNERS

http://i62.tinypic.com/ridgsi.jpg

League - WINNERS - 800 points
Champ League - WINNERS - 1,000 points
FA Cup - WINNERS - 800 points
League Goals - 117

Total 2717 + 1707 = 4424 points.

Craig Forrest
09-08-14, 02:12 AM
i love you Pool boys starting this challenge at United :D :ok:

Topofthekop
09-08-14, 02:34 AM
i love you Pool boys starting this challenge at United :D :ok:

No one said I couldnt destroy them before leaving though by selling everyone worth selling :D

Topofthekop
09-08-14, 02:51 AM
Hmmmm No Jobs available yet.. But a few are insecure :spy:

Topofthekop
09-08-14, 03:16 AM
Nice Job offer... And so the journey continues!

http://i57.tinypic.com/14tq7oz.jpg

Jesus
09-08-14, 09:31 AM
A quadruple to finish off your third season, fucking hell, great effort Toppo.

Redknapp69
09-08-14, 10:11 AM
Great season!

Surprised you got Anderlecht - Jesus and I could only get 3rd division clubs

Jesus
09-08-14, 12:40 PM
He possibly set his initial nationality to Belgian? That would give him a big club as a result.

Topofthekop
09-08-14, 01:15 PM
He possibly set his initial nationality to Belgian? That would give him a big club as a result.

My Manager is Russian (Whodya Nickabollockov) with Belgian second Nationality

Topofthekop
09-08-14, 09:09 PM
Really struggling to sign anyone at the moment.. Not boding well if this is the way things go the rest of the season, especially with next season being crucial as its when I start to earn points.

Gonna take a break from this now for a bit before I get annoyed!

Jesus
10-08-14, 05:02 PM
PHEW! Another season completed in Belgium. I made some new signings in the summer with my improved budget and with Champions League in mind; some real quality was available now that we were champions of Belgium and to top it off the club had turned "professional". After making a handful of signings, we embarked on the defence of our title and went on a great run of 15 without defeat to open up a 15 point lead at the top of the table. However our form dipped towards the end of the season and the lead was quickly cut down to just 1 point. The season went all the way to the final game and a win sealed our second league title. In the Champions League we qualified against Rubin before being put in a group with Barcelona, Marseille and Southampton. We took a famous point against Barcelona but the difference in class between my squad and that of the other teams meant we finished last in the first phase and were dumped out of Europe. We didn't fair well in the domestic cup either and went out in the 7th round again.

Picked this up again after taking a break and I resume in Belgium. We won the league for the third year running but not as comfortably as we would have liked; a draw against second place Club Brugge with two games to go was enough to hand us the title. In the cup we managed to get to the semi-finals but lost 4-2 on aggregate to Zulte-Waregem. Europe? Oh yeah, that, er, we battled through the first group against Chelsea, Schalke 04 and Modle before finishing last behind Milan, CSKA and Lyon in the second phase.

Next season I'm going to sell absolutely everyone and get an Under 21 squad in :ok:

Faceless
25-09-15, 06:00 PM
Season 1 (Man Utd)

League winner
FA Cup winner
European Champions Cup runner up

Season 2 (Man Utd - 1st scoring)

As i am a lazy man i will use this tactic for the rest of this challenge

http://images.temppic.com/25-09-2015/images_vertis/1443199156_0.35196100.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?25-09-2015:1443199156_0.35196100.jpg)


League winner - 71 goals = 871 points

http://images.temppic.com/25-09-2015/images_vertis/1443199397_0.45287400.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?25-09-2015:1443199397_0.45287400.jpg)


FA Cup winner = 800 points
European Champions Cup winner = 1,000 points

http://images.temppic.com/25-09-2015/images_vertis/1443199397_0.77411800.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?25-09-2015:1443199397_0.77411800.jpg)


Total score in this season: 2,671

Season 3 (Man Utd - 2nd scoring)

League winner - 108 goals = 908 points
FA Cup winner = 800 points
European Champions Cup winner = 1,000 points

http://images.temppic.com/25-09-2015/images_vertis/1443199935_0.04644700.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?25-09-2015:1443199935_0.04644700.jpg)


Total score in this season: 2,708

Total points in England = 5,379 points

Faceless
25-09-15, 06:19 PM
very addictive challenge. i didn't change manager ca/pa at the start of the game so i think this will be a very long challenge as well.

Now moving to belgium.

http://images.temppic.com/25-09-2015/images_vertis/1443201520_0.24754200.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?25-09-2015:1443201520_0.24754200.jpg)

Redknapp69
25-09-15, 07:51 PM
Great start mate - hell of a challenge in belgium though - what Division they in?

Kaneman
25-09-15, 09:52 PM
Great start mate - hell of a challenge in belgium though - what Division they in?

It says D2 right there on the screenshot...

bacsi77
23-10-15, 09:08 PM
Sorry for my english... What is "wib-wob"? And why is it forbidden in many case?

Faceless
23-10-15, 09:53 PM
Season 7 (Lommel - 1st scoring)

Finally only kids in my team. We did double but no luck with European Champions Cup
League winner - 84 goals = 884 points
Belgian Cup winner = 800

Total score this season 1,684 points

http://images.temppic.com/23-10-2015/images_vertis/1445633348_0.68139200.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?23-10-2015:1445633348_0.68139200.jpg)
http://images.temppic.com/23-10-2015/images_vertis/1445633349_0.85804100.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?23-10-2015:1445633349_0.85804100.jpg)


Season 8 (Lommel - 2nd scoring)

League winner - 81 goals = 881 points
FA Cup winner = 800 points
European Champions Cup winner = 1,000 points

Total score this season 2,681 points

http://images.temppic.com/23-10-2015/images_vertis/1445633424_0.86348400.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?23-10-2015:1445633424_0.86348400.jpg)
http://images.temppic.com/23-10-2015/images_vertis/1445633425_0.35474700.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?23-10-2015:1445633425_0.35474700.jpg)


Total points in Belgian = 4,365 points

Faceless
23-10-15, 10:13 PM
Sorry for my english... What is "wib-wob"? And why is it forbidden in many case?

with ball - without ball

bacsi77
24-10-15, 03:53 AM
Thanks:) And why is it forbidden?

Pegster
28-10-15, 10:59 PM
Because a lot of tactics where the with/without ball has been tinkered with makes the game too easy.

Faceless
07-11-15, 08:42 PM
Moved to Russia at the end of Belgian season (in the middle of russia's season). A year and a half I spent on squad building.

Signed this guy from Lommel (my previous club) simply because attackers hate him. He proved his worthy with an average tackles per game of 6.9. I love him


http://images.temppic.com/07-11-2015/images_vertis/1446925082_0.65077500.png (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?07-11-2015:1446925082_0.65077500.png)


Now squad is ready. First competitive match is champions cup phase2 (in the case that i do double this season, if i also win champions cup in this season will i get points? or champions cup for this season mean the one which qualify during 3rd quarter of this year?)


http://images.temppic.com/07-11-2015/images_vertis/1446925083_0.07369300.png (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?07-11-2015:1446925083_0.07369300.png)

Redknapp69
07-11-15, 09:38 PM
Got since big team in Russua then

Defender looks a beast!

BlazeRavenwolf
11-12-15, 08:50 PM
Giving this one a go now

Redknapp69
12-12-15, 01:33 AM
Good luck pal :ok:

BlazeRavenwolf
17-12-15, 12:57 AM
Man Utd - Beginning of 1st Scoring season

Squad

http://s13.postimg.org/f4rqc1cif/First_Team_2002.jpg
http://s13.postimg.org/frqn1k9ef/Res_Team_2002.jpg

Transfers

http://s13.postimg.org/m6pny8g47/Transfers_1.jpg

Tactics

http://s18.postimg.org/dkejki72h/Tactics_2002.jpg

Redknapp69
18-12-15, 07:34 AM
Solid looking squad :ok:

BlazeRavenwolf
30-12-15, 12:17 AM
ok first scoring season was a bit of a let down

Premier League: 5th
FA Cup: 4th Round

I hope for better next season

P.S. I forgot screenies of League & Cup but figured it did no matter as no points scored

Redknapp69
30-12-15, 01:26 AM
Hmmm - what went wrong?

Bad luck? Changing formations/players lots?
Injuries etc?

BlazeRavenwolf
30-12-15, 01:34 AM
Just bad luck i think, I was 3rd for ages then had a slump near end of season

Season 3 start

Team

http://s24.postimg.org/dc26raryt/2003_First_team.jpg
http://s24.postimg.org/o1fvjk3rp/2003_reserve_team.jpg
Please ignore the 5, 22 year olds in reserves as they have been released but not left team yet, i will post another screenie when they have gone, OK

Transfers

http://s24.postimg.org/b8rrjms5x/2003_transfers.jpg

BlazeRavenwolf
30-12-15, 01:44 AM
OK here is team with 22 year olds gone, NOTE: it is the day after it was in the original post

http://s10.postimg.org/r7bosjnix/2003_First_team.jpg
http://s10.postimg.org/3rtrn73rt/2003_reserve_team.jpg

Redknapp69
30-12-15, 10:58 AM
Still a very good looking team there mate :ok:

Defence looks only slightly week spot - plenty of attacking talent tho!

Faceless
28-01-16, 05:51 PM
Season 12 (Zenit - 1st scoring)

League winner - 74 goals = 874 points
Russian Cup winner = 800 points
European Champions Cup winner = 1,000 points

Total score this season 2,674 points

http://images.temppic.com/28-01-2016/images_vertis/1453999648_0.01609000.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?28-01-2016:1453999648_0.01609000.jpg)
http://images.temppic.com/28-01-2016/images_vertis/1453999648_0.29996700.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?28-01-2016:1453999648_0.29996700.jpg)


Season 13 (Zenit - 2nd scoring)

League winner - 71 goals = 871 points
Russian Cup winner = 800 points
European Champions Cup winner = 1,000 points

Total score this season 2,671 points

http://images.temppic.com/28-01-2016/images_vertis/1453999751_0.42433400.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?28-01-2016:1453999751_0.42433400.jpg)
http://images.temppic.com/28-01-2016/images_vertis/1453999751_0.72210300.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?28-01-2016:1453999751_0.72210300.jpg)


Total points in Russia = 5,345 points

Cumulative points = England 5,379 + Belgian 4,365 + Russia 5,345 = 15,089 points

Faceless
18-02-16, 10:17 AM
Season 19 (A.Hopaspor - 1st scoring)

League winner - 82 goals = 882 points
Turkish FA Cup winner = 800 points
European Champions Cup winner = 1,000 points

Total score this season 2,682 points

http://images.temppic.com/18-02-2016/images_vertis/1455786546_0.97104100.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?18-02-2016:1455786546_0.97104100.jpg)
http://images.temppic.com/18-02-2016/images_vertis/1455786547_0.97006600.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?18-02-2016:1455786547_0.97006600.jpg)


For the first time, a decent player from youth academy

http://images.temppic.com/18-02-2016/images_vertis/1455786549_0.30761600.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?18-02-2016:1455786549_0.30761600.jpg)


Season 20 (A.Hopaspor - 2nd scoring)

League winner - 95 goals = 895 points
Turkish FA Cup winner = 800 points
European Champions Cup winner = 1,000 points

Total score this season 2,695 points

http://images.temppic.com/18-02-2016/images_vertis/1455786946_0.83332600.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?18-02-2016:1455786946_0.83332600.jpg)
http://images.temppic.com/18-02-2016/images_vertis/1455786906_0.02532200.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?18-02-2016:1455786906_0.02532200.jpg)


The kid perform even better this year

http://images.temppic.com/18-02-2016/images_vertis/1455786947_0.26037500.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?18-02-2016:1455786947_0.26037500.jpg)


Total points in Turkey = 5,377 points

England 5,379
Belgium 4,365
Russia 5,345
Turkey 5,377

Total cumulative points = 20,466

au
18-02-16, 11:58 AM
Have started with this challenge, will upload screenshots later today. Currently in 6th season. Quick question, any way to make the game quicker? Even with the tapani patch it still takes me a few hours to complete a season.

au
19-02-16, 07:29 PM
Man Utd 2nd season

By mistake, used the print option in the game instead of taking a screenshot, so then took a screenshot of the file generated.

http://postimg.org/image/t4pl54bcz/

au
19-02-16, 07:38 PM
League 1st - http://postimg.org/image/53uxbklif/

FA Cup winners - http://postimg.org/image/xod1qtchb/

Champs League finalists, thwarted by Neuer - http://postimg.org/image/m9dtdu3xj/

au
19-02-16, 07:39 PM
Man Utd 2nd season - 2598 points (League 898, Cup 800, CL 900)

au
19-02-16, 07:45 PM
Man Utd 3rd season, proper screenshot this time - http://postimg.org/image/9ibl7654f/

Was struggling to find a keeper, so ended up having to bring one in on loan.

This season wasn't so good, 2nd in the league, and lost in the FA cup final. Did manage to go one better in the Champs League though - http://postimg.org/image/t5j025cqd/

Discretely slipped out of the back door whilst the club was still celebrating being kings of Europe, and joined Lokeren in Belgium, ending my Old Trafford reign with a total of 3682 points (2598 first season, 1000 plus 84 for league goals the second season).

au
19-02-16, 07:49 PM
Then ensued a brutal cull of any player aged 22 or over - http://postimg.org/image/nygagnpo5/ and http://postimg.org/image/3z9glgs0d/

au
19-02-16, 07:51 PM
Which left the squad looking like this - http://postimg.org/image/uolpboeqv/

Redknapp69
20-02-16, 04:22 PM
Good work on this Faceless and au

Both got "smaller" clubs which is great to see for more of a challenge :ok:

Faceless
21-02-16, 09:33 AM
Season 25 (U.Madeira - 1st scoring)

League winner - 78 goals = 878 points
Portuguese Cup winner = 800 points
European Champions Cup winner = 1,000 points

Total score this season 2,678 points

http://images.temppic.com/21-02-2016/images_vertis/1456043434_0.47301400.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?21-02-2016:1456043434_0.47301400.jpg)


Season 26 (U.Madeira - 2nd scoring)

League winner - 75 goals = 875 points
European Champions Cup winner = 1,000 points
No luck in portuguese fa cup

Total score this season 1,875 points

http://images.temppic.com/21-02-2016/images_vertis/1456043495_0.65754300.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?21-02-2016:1456043495_0.65754300.jpg)


Total points in Turkey = 4,553 points

England 5,379
Belgium 4,365
Russia 5,345
Turkey 5,377
Portugal 4,553

Total points in this challenge = 25,019

Redknapp69
21-02-16, 10:44 AM
Congrats Faceless! :)

au
21-02-16, 02:39 PM
Heading into the 4th season with a young, hungry squad, hopes were high in Lokeren. Reality hit however, with a quarter-final cup exit, and a mid-table finish. After a more restrained summer on the transfer front, the 5th season started well, and a 5-point lead at the top at the table was established after 15 games. From there, we held our league form, and took the title. Cup glory would have to wait however, after yet another quarter-final exit. Cue the 6th season...

au
21-02-16, 02:49 PM
6th season league winners -http://postimg.org/image/6zv86ychr/

6th season cup winners -http://postimg.org/image/n576ckkc1/

6th season champions league finalists -http://postimg.org/image/s6ylmbx8d/

Once again I would be left ruing Neuer's ridiculous big-game mentality, depriving little Lokeren a historic treble. Nevertheless, points galore for the season - 2582 to be exact (882 league, 800 cup, 900 champs league)

au
21-02-16, 02:53 PM
Heading into the 7th season, and all the success had gone to the board's head, demanding glory in all areas, yet still with a stadium with a capacity of less than 10,000, and only be able to offer 4,000 a week wages top. Some minor transfer dealings took place, as the 4 over-age players were moved on to pastures new, and a couple of youngsters joined.

7th season squad - http://postimg.org/image/3l8wwg8n3/

The super cup offered hope that perhaps the board's expectations might be met - http://postimg.org/image/50d0dbqif/

au
21-02-16, 03:00 PM
And so it was to be, with the double-double won.

7th season league winners - http://postimg.org/image/7qz48c6cl/

7th season cup winners - http://postimg.org/image/ajk58acxj/

7th season points 1683 (883 league, 800 cup)

Sucess was not going unnoticed during the season, as star striker Sagna began to agitate for a move in September. After a season rejecting bids, he was eventually sold to Juve for 15 million, two seasons after he was bought to the club for 500k.

Annoyingly, I was offered the Besiktas job one week before the cup final, complete with 19 million transfer budget. However, by the time I was in a position to be able to take it, they had already appointed Klinsmann. A quick look at the job market showed Zenit were looking for a new manager, so it was off to Russia with love...

Total points Belgium - 4265

Total points so far - 7947

au
23-02-16, 12:02 AM
Upon joining Zenit, I was immediately thrust halfway into the Russian season. With a squad of ageing, overpaid mercenaries, Zenit were struggling in the league. The squad needed major surgery. Needless to say, that season was a write-off. The following season offered hope, the league won by a couple of points, although having been eliminated from the cup the previous season, we did not make it into that season's quarter-finals. The following season however...

9th season squad Zenit - http://postimg.org/image/9l14l0tcj/

9th season cup - http://postimg.org/image/q8r8va4z7/

9th season league - http://postimg.org/image/rsclettxn/

9th/10th season Champs league (competition started in season 9, but finished in season 10) - http://postimg.org/image/gc66aylsd/

Season points - 865 league, 800 cup, 1000 CL, 2665 total.

10th season Zenit squad - http://postimg.org/image/9mgarhvn1/

10th season cup - http://postimg.org/image/4q61uibw3/

10th season league - http://postimg.org/image/ex8s4edcf/

Season points - 873 league, 800 cup, ? champs league, 1673 points so far, with the champs league to finish as currently in phase 2.

Current total for Russia: 4338, with CL to finalise.

au
23-02-16, 12:10 AM
Total so far:

England: 3682
Belgium: 4265
Russia: 4338 with CL to finish

Current total: 12,285

au
23-02-16, 04:52 PM
And here is the CL - http://postimg.org/image/ifpvrf3yd/

Bringing my Russian total to 5,338 points.

Current total: 13,285

Next club...

Redknapp69
25-02-16, 06:15 PM
6th season league winners -http://postimg.org/image/6zv86ychr/

6th season cup winners -http://postimg.org/image/n576ckkc1/

6th season champions league finalists -http://postimg.org/image/s6ylmbx8d/

Once again I would be left ruing Neuer's ridiculous big-game mentality, depriving little Lokeren a historic treble. Nevertheless, points galore for the season - 2582 to be exact (882 league, 800 cup, 900 champs league)



very unlucky in the CL - you looked the better team! :frusty:

Redknapp69
25-02-16, 06:17 PM
Got yourself a prime club in Russia (maybe you deserved it after Belgium!)

Easy work there :ok: :clap:

au
22-03-16, 12:36 AM
Next up, Porto.

After two seasons of transfer dealings and near-misses, entering my 13th season (where has the time gone), the squad looked like this: http://postimg.org/image/egz72ex19/

A solid performance in the league, losing just once: http://postimg.org/image/xmzcbg4k3/

Although the cup was somewhat closer: http://postimg.org/image/6jud1k3ft/

Europe was a disappointment though, failing to get to get out of the second group stage.

au
22-03-16, 12:54 AM
14th season, squad looked like this: http://postimg.org/image/gaw216hwf/

A bit of a pasting in the league, only losing once in two years: http://postimg.org/image/kffmmfdfj/

The cup followed: http://postimg.org/image/h96o7idbb/

And finally, the holy grail: http://postimg.org/image/b7zm2o27b/

Palace in the CL final, what would Simon Jordan say?

Bit sad to have to leave Porto, as built up quite a decent squad, with a couple of great players. After my exploits in Portugal, current total is:

England: 3682
Belgium: 4265
Russia: 5338
Portugal: 4368

Overall: 17,653

Redknapp69
23-03-16, 09:27 PM
Next up, Porto.

After two seasons of transfer dealings and near-misses, entering my 13th season (where has the time gone), the squad looked like this: http://postimg.org/image/egz72ex19/

A solid performance in the league, losing just once: http://postimg.org/image/xmzcbg4k3/

Although the cup was somewhat closer: http://postimg.org/image/6jud1k3ft/

Europe was a disappointment though, failing to get to get out of the second group stage.



Casanova in Porto team :lol:

Fine result in league and on the right side of pen shootout :ok:

Redknapp69
23-03-16, 09:31 PM
14th season, squad looked like this: http://postimg.org/image/gaw216hwf/

A bit of a pasting in the league, only losing once in two years: http://postimg.org/image/kffmmfdfj/

The cup followed: http://postimg.org/image/h96o7idbb/

And finally, the holy grail: http://postimg.org/image/b7zm2o27b/

Palace in the CL final, what would Simon Jordan say?

Bit sad to have to leave Porto, as built up quite a decent squad, with a couple of great players. After my exploits in Portugal, current total is:

England: 3682
Belgium: 4265
Russia: 5338
Portugal: 4368

Overall: 17,653



Wel done mate finishing Portugal - looks like some team you buil there

Smashed the league and cup!

Lovely bit of luck in CL final with a red card after a minute! Bet you bricked it after missing the pen tho! :pound:

au
27-03-16, 01:26 AM
Yeah, was dreading yet another amazing performance from the opposition keeper, was getting para-Neuer all over again.

au
27-03-16, 01:42 AM
And so finally, onto Turkey.

Fortunately there was a world cup shortly after I left Porto, which meant manager upheaval soon after as various nations sacked their managers. The end result of this was me being offered the Galatasaray job. I inherited a pretty decent, albeit ageing squad, so the first season was pointless as I shifted players on and scoured the market for Turkish youngsters to bring in. Having shaped the squad into a hungry, raw group of players, it was game on.

16th season Gala squad: http://postimg.org/image/l8jyqbhx7/

16th season Gala league: http://postimg.org/image/l3ads240p/

16th season Gala cup: http://postimg.org/image/avwm2t4f1/

In Europe meanwhile, bumped into an old friend: http://postimg.org/image/v0f3nuqnp/

au
27-03-16, 01:52 AM
On the home straight now, what will I do with all this time on my hands once this challenge is finished...

17th season Gala squad: http://postimg.org/image/yyfx2qcih/[/url]

17th season Gala league: http://postimg.org/image/rco8a1w1v/

17th season Gala cup: http://postimg.org/image/a0gdxmqc9/

17th season Gala CL: http://postimg.org/gallery/vy4eko96/c48b9ff4/

England: 3682
Belgium: 4265
Russia: 5338
Portugal: 4368
Turkey: 5384

Overall finishing score: 23,037

Redknapp69
27-03-16, 08:34 AM
Good work on completing this mate. Looks like you finished with aplomb winning everything in sight with the mighty 'Gala'

Don't worry - you won't get bored, plenty of other challenges left :) :ok:

chexmix
27-03-16, 07:56 PM
Alright, so, there may be better challenges to start with, but seeing as I've already clicked all the way to page 10...

SEASON ONE:

There are, from what I can tell, two ways to go about the first season of this challenge. The first is temperance; given that the objective is to rid yourself of players above age 21 by the beginning of the second season, there’s nothing wrong with listing some of the more valuable assets and then waiting for offers while continuing to play, you know, Rooney, Fellaini, Fletcher, or even using some of the decent players, like Mata.

The other option? Sell 25 players for over £100m and trust, however misguidedly, in the kids. I kept Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs to show the new boys where the changing rooms are. I kept Cleverly because I’m playing 4231 and couldn’t get enough defensive midfielders in (the board cancelled my £15m offer for Imbula as ‘unrealistic,’ though I maintain that it was good value). I kept De Gee because I didn’t believe in Jonny Sutherland. Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck, and Juan Mata left for above their value. Chicharito, Van Persia, and Rooney left for well under. Some players I’ve never heard of left on frees. In came Stones, Obita, Bentaleb, Berardi, Dire, Kane, and the gems of the bunch, Draxler and Rafinha. A season to gel; a season for Wilson, Blackett, Zaha, Januzaj, and the rest to develop. The coaching staff was revamped as well. Out with Nicky Butt and his 6 in Coaching Outfield Players. In with some guy who came up when I searched for 20s in outfield and goalkeeping. You don’t coach, after all, with history.

http://i.imgur.com/r1tA0na.png

The season began slowly: a loss on pens in the Charity Shield, a few wins here and there, but mostly draws, with a full half of our first 14 matches in the league and the cup ending level. City unceremoniously dumped us from the League Cup, which I sort of asked for, and we then took until the last day to qualify from a weak CL group, which I didn’t ask for at all. Tom Cleverly was quickly UNH as the league began to spiral. The media was being very hard on Jordan Obita, but it wasn’t his fault that Blackett went down for a month with strained ligaments, leaving him to play out of position at left back. As the winter transfer window opened, though, and Anders Lindegaard skipped away to Leicester, and the media berated me for our poor results, and sixth place, in with a shout for fourth after 22, but still, sixth, stared up at me from my laptop screen, I knew I had to do something drastic.

http://i.imgur.com/95rcMKg.png

Sure, he’ll be 22 during the CL campaign in the second points year, but I needed to /make/ it to the second points year before I could really start worrying about it.

With Pogba in and his value only to go up from the £30m I paid, we had a real shot to go on a run in the second half of the season, which we.. ehhhh.. almost did? A few impressive wins, a few heartbreaking losses, and way too many irritating draws left us level with Southampton and Everton going into the last match. We needed a win, and when you need a win, West Brom at home is, well, you couldn’t ask for better, but this bunch, these kids, they sure do like to make things complicated. We went down 0-1 to Sessègnon’s powerful strike in the 28th minute; Harry Kane went off injured; José Gayá was having a hell of a time at the back. Until…

http://i.imgur.com/jW9ephB.png

Yep, discarded by the real United staff, Wilfried Zaha repaid my faith in his 19 Pace and Stamina with a lovely strike from a Luke Shaw run and cross. Everton drew; Southampton lost; Manchester United were, with only two players over 21, returning to Europe. Suck it, David Moyes.

Success was honestly closer in the CL; we made it to the semifinal against Porto and, after playing them tight in the first leg, collapsed at home. That match got Varela his transfer request; before then, I was hoping to hold onto all my U21s just in case something happened, but he was dire, the media were on my back about him, and he'd been bugging me for weeks. Varela, I hardly knewya.

Heading into Season Two now with the hopes that adding Calum Chambers, Junior Malanda, and Maxym Koval (work permit pending) will be enough to bring home silverware, and some cups, too.

http://i.imgur.com/PMRdHkZ.png
http://i.imgur.com/BPpLtiK.png

Future goals include another center back, possibly a striker, and a way to keep these dang screenshots from looking so big in the forum post, but for now, I can work with this. Non-scoring, so no points as of yet, but things are looking up.

Redknapp69
27-03-16, 10:53 PM
Dire?!

De Gee?!

:)

Will have a full read of this later it good work getting started and moulding the squad super quick :ok:

chexmix
28-03-16, 04:08 AM
TextEdit kept autocorrecting things! A Sisyphean struggle. I'd change it back to De Gea, and it'd change the next one to De Gee again. >:(

Redknapp69
28-03-16, 12:31 PM
Nice start on 1st seeason and plenty of games under the belts of players should pay off in season 2

What Formation/Tactic you using?