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Craig Forrest
23-01-15, 05:11 PM
Challenge 32 - The Pension Pot (AKA the Stevie G challenge)

https://karllusbec.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/la_galaxy_logo.jpg


Another challenge idea provided by The Eejit :ok:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take control of LA Galaxy and to sign a European player with at least 1 international cap for a European nation and who is 35 years old or over.

This is a multi-season challenge. Season 1 is a throw-away season…. You get no points but you can use it to make some cash and shape your squad the way you want…. Season 2 is where the fun begins….. you MUST sign your Stevie G prior to the first competitive league game in season 2. That player must be a European with at least 1 cap for a European nation and MUST be 35 years of age or over when you sign him. He is the only player that will generate points for you during this challenge so make your purchase wisely.

Your very own Stevie G will continue to score points for you until he either retires or leaves LA.

Database:

October 2014

Tactic restrictions:

Any tactic you want as long as it has a minimum of 3 at the back and 2 wide players somewhere. Wib/wob is allowed.

Transfers/Loans:

Sure, go nuts. Only your Stevie G gets you points though

Points:

Stevie G will earn you points every season in the following way:

Average rating x total number of appearances

Add them up each season and the total at the end is your score

Screenshots are required to prove any of your points plus a screenshot of your tactic.

Enjoy

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=264

Dermotron
23-01-15, 05:20 PM
Any bonus points for a slip in a match in the commentary file?


:P

merkezekrem
23-01-15, 05:22 PM
Isnt retiring a bit random? Wouldnt it be better to get the average of all the seasons?

Can delete this later if you want

Craig Forrest
23-01-15, 05:26 PM
Yup... retiring is random.... adds to the fun... could be a 2 season challenge, could be an 8 season challenge.... you just never know :D

and Derm, if your player slips and costs his team the league, you should lose points ;)

Kingsley
23-01-15, 09:29 PM
The randomness is one of the fun ingredients. There is no way to know when you sign them, and it give you the chance to come back and try again with another Stevie-G

ebfatz
23-01-15, 10:58 PM
This looks interesting.
Haven't had a cracking at a challenge for a while.
Will get round to this.

Redknapp69
24-01-15, 12:11 AM
Wahahahahaha - sounds like a random and fun challenge - will look to give this a whirl

Will try and find the next John Burridge :ranger: :lol:

With an International cap! :pound:

trainor83
24-01-15, 12:28 AM
First season starts in 2015, is it 2016 season that counts?
If so can i buy a over 35 player for the first season and keep him for second one?

Redknapp69
24-01-15, 03:16 AM
Q - Robbie Keane is already there and will be 35+ by season 2 - can he be used or does someone NEW need to be signed?

trainor83
24-01-15, 09:03 AM
if free transfer needs to be signed in first season as arrives half way though mls season.

Erkifino
24-01-15, 11:44 AM
Is zan's AYTN player in the DB?

Craig Forrest
24-01-15, 02:01 PM
New player must be signed.

Player must be signed before the first competitive game of season 2

If you sign him before season 1 is over, he has to still be 35 or over and gets you zero points until season 2

Baz
25-01-15, 06:39 PM
This could be an interesting one. Going to start doing some of these challenges in between updating so starting with this one haha.

Redknapp69
25-01-15, 07:32 PM
2/3rd's of way through season and doing well...................problem is can't see anyone half decent over 35 that wants to join us :lol:

At the moment my shortlist is Djimi Traore and 42 year old Marcus Hanneman! :pound:

Redknapp69
25-01-15, 07:54 PM
EDIT: - Just realised it must be a European :pound: :frusty:

Baz
25-01-15, 08:28 PM
Got my guy in midway through first season at 35 years of age :) As it's a keeper hope he gets 3/4 years hehe :D

Opps you can pay cash for the player right?

Redknapp69
25-01-15, 11:41 PM
who is it Bazza?

Redknapp69
26-01-15, 01:13 AM
Just signed Freddy Adu for shits and giggles :lol:

JLa
26-01-15, 08:50 AM
Haha, I'm so going to do this challenge.

Kingsley
26-01-15, 11:10 AM
Got my guy in midway through first season at 35 years of age :) As it's a keeper hope he gets 3/4 years hehe :D

Opps you can pay cash for the player right?

Like your thinking on the keeper

Baz
26-01-15, 02:34 PM
who is it Bazza?

If cash paid for the player is allowed then I got Boruc in :) If not i've got a month or two to get back to the drawing board!

BobMem
26-01-15, 03:03 PM
The way I read it you can definitely pay for a player.

Craig Forrest
26-01-15, 05:20 PM
Got my guy in midway through first season at 35 years of age :) As it's a keeper hope he gets 3/4 years hehe :D

Opps you can pay cash for the player right?

Yes you can pay cash

Redknapp69
27-01-15, 02:52 AM
My Stevie G was FRANK LAMPARD!

http://s12.postimg.org/uebot2hr1/Lampard_Captain.png (http://postimage.org/)

He performed superbly in the season bringing major success to LA Galaxy and the press went in overdrive with praise for us.............

http://s12.postimg.org/gzylx1b31/world_class_team.png (http://postimage.org/)

We even managed to sign some world class players...............

http://s12.postimg.org/4k1w3ahr1/Marcelo.png (http://postimage.org/)

Things were going swimmingly for Frank and he even accept a new 5 year deal at the ripe old age of 38 :)

http://s12.postimg.org/ey2pwj2hp/5_year_deal.png (http://postimage.org/)

But then DISASTER - just 2 days later the fucker retired and took the 5 year contract sign on fee with him :lol:

http://s12.postimg.org/fc41w4ml9/retired.png (http://postimage.org/)



So - just the 1 season I had with my over 35 - a fine season at that though

http://s12.postimg.org/j5xi5a3x9/Lampard_Season_1.png (http://postimage.org/)


Total points = 239.1


When I offered him a new contract I removed the "Manager release" clause - I wonder if that had anything to do with him retiring (thinking he might go for a manager job) or if it's just all random?

Also - he did just have a 4 month injury to rule out end of season - maybe he didn't recover from it :lol:


Great fun doing this challenge - a shame as well as I built up a pimpin' team with the like of .....................

Emil Krafth
Marcelo
Jorginho James
Julian Green
Freddy Adu

:cool:

So - gutted not to keep playing with them but to be fair I had won everything available over the past 2 seasons

I was tempted to take on Paul Robinson (GK) but I thought Frank would do at least 2-3 years whilst his att's were still great

May come back to this one again and try a different tactic - helluva lot of games they play though!

Cheers challenge team!

JLa
27-01-15, 08:33 AM
Nice work, Red! :ok:

I'm soon done with season 1. Steamrolling through both the league and cup, and I will be disappointed if I don't win them both. I have my eyes on a certain 35-year old, but he recently signed a new contract so I am not sure if I will actually get him. Maybe I need to look elsewhere.

Baz
27-01-15, 03:26 PM
Good job Redders. I've managed to get a 2nd season out of my guy so got to keep playing :D

Dermotron
27-01-15, 03:39 PM
Is Season 1 the European part of the season (start in 01/02 nation) or do you start in 2002, shape the squad for 1 season and then start in 2003 season?

Kingsley
27-01-15, 04:53 PM
Nice work Red and glad you enjoyed it. That was some team you bult up there and Frankie was a good shout.

Craig Forrest
27-01-15, 05:19 PM
Is Season 1 the European part of the season (start in 01/02 nation) or do you start in 2002, shape the squad for 1 season and then start in 2003 season?

Season 1 is the first proper MLS season (2002), season 2 is the second proper MLS season

Redknapp69
28-01-15, 07:38 AM
The 4 foreigners rule is interesting as well who you choose to go for in the Stevie G role and for squad generally - I was tempted to sell Marcelo as would have got big bucks to spend but him and Krath were superb as FB's

I had some very random options for the Stevie G a one of them was Andy Johnson the striker :lol:

JLa
28-01-15, 09:14 PM
I'm soon done with season 1. Steamrolling through both the league and cup, and I will be disappointed if I don't win them both. I have my eyes on a certain 35-year old, but he recently signed a new contract so I am not sure if I will actually get him. Maybe I need to look elsewhere.

I got the player, but I somewhat regret my choice - his attributes are dropping fast! :lol: He has played a full season for me now, hope he doesn't retire quite yet.

Something is not quite right with the US league. A few days before the Major League final, I noticed a few of my players were unhappy because they thought we were underachieving. :noidea: The board were also only "generally satisfied" with my performance, even though I hadn't lost a game all season. Oh well, we won both trophies and everything is back to normal again, but for a moment there I was a bit afraid of getting sacked.

Craig Forrest
28-01-15, 09:55 PM
That happens and I've never figured out why.... I was top of the league there but the board didn't like me for the same reason... maybe they only count your success in the playoffs or something.... no idea....

Dermotron
28-01-15, 11:12 PM
MLS Scoring Champion, yes!

JLa
29-01-15, 02:18 PM
Ehm, I think I might have messed up. Not sure, though.


Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take control of LA Galaxy and to sign a European player with at least 1 international cap for a European nation and who is 35 years old or over.

This is a multi-season challenge. Season 1 is a throw-away season…. You get no points but you can use it to make some cash and shape your squad the way you want…. Season 2 is where the fun begins….. you MUST sign your Stevie G prior to the first competitive league game in season 2. That player must be a European with at least 1 cap for a European nation and MUST be 35 years of age or over when you sign him. He is the only player that will generate points for you during this challenge so make your purchase wisely.

My player has a European nationality and is capped for that nation, but I didn't sign him from a European club. Is this still ok? I think it is, but somehow I got confused.

Redknapp69
29-01-15, 05:35 PM
yep - should be fine as I signed Lampard from NYC

Craig Forrest
29-01-15, 05:37 PM
Ehm, I think I might have messed up. Not sure, though.



My player has a European nationality and is capped for that nation, but I didn't sign him from a European club. Is this still ok? I think it is, but somehow I got confused.

No mess up... you're good.... European nationality, Cap for a European country, 35 years old or over on the day you sign him

Dermotron
01-02-15, 11:27 PM
Just about to start Season 2, and look who's coming to LA

http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/Lowskys/slippyG_zps8825f36f.png (http://s898.photobucket.com/user/Lowskys/media/slippyG_zps8825f36f.png.html)

JLa
09-02-15, 03:08 PM
Hm, I need to get back into this. My 36 year old is still playing.

Baz
09-02-15, 09:11 PM
Hm, I need to get back into this. My 36 year old is still playing.

Ditto :) though updating has taken over for the moment.

trainor83
11-02-15, 01:35 PM
This is my 35 year old. Something different with a center half. Still in non scoring 1st season

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/35%20year%20old_zpsvozbu7oa.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/35%20year%20old_zpsvozbu7oa.jpg.html)

Redknapp69
11-02-15, 09:02 PM
good few years in him yet you would hope! :ok:

trainor83
14-02-15, 01:10 PM
First none scorering season completed, won the league and cup. How mad are those 35 yard shootouts... Andy O'Brien still going strong at 36. Or should i buy someone 35 before the season starts????

trainor83
14-02-15, 09:18 PM
Not good 17 days before the 1st scoring season. Can i buy another player before the first game?

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/obrien_zpsmoltglfk.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/obrien_zpsmoltglfk.jpg.html)

Craig Forrest
14-02-15, 11:14 PM
Not good 17 days before the 1st scoring season. Can i buy another player before the first game?

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/obrien_zpsmoltglfk.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/obrien_zpsmoltglfk.jpg.html)

I guess you kind of have to, don't you.. :P

JLa
16-02-15, 10:42 AM
Just completed my second scoring season. I hope my guy retires soon, the US league is really boring. Also, shouldn't there be some sort of Champions League to take part in? Concacaf championships...? I haven't seen it.

Craig Forrest
16-02-15, 06:29 PM
CONCACAF CL although Tapani might have turned it off if you're using a patch....

MLS winner and US Open Cup winner get in.

JLa
16-02-15, 10:34 PM
Attributes dropping fast! I think I'm going to need a wheelchair for this guy unless he retires soon. :lol:

35:
http://i61.tinypic.com/4smmoz.png

37:
http://i59.tinypic.com/14m6he9.png

Redknapp69
17-02-15, 12:09 AM
He's had +2 for positioning! :ok:

AJ
17-02-15, 09:32 AM
I am trying this, but American league indeed is a mess and not very fun. But, of course, I'll finish it anyway :)

cliff
21-02-15, 10:04 PM
Just started this challenge and discovered that transfer funds are just 600k... thought they had more money to spend!

Anyway, look for some oldies

trainor83
23-02-15, 03:25 PM
I managed to get Sebastian Kehl on the day the scoring season started and he played in the first match. Just about to start 2nd season now. Doesnt 2.20 patch effect formation and tactics as mine seem to be less effective?

Craig Forrest
23-02-15, 04:03 PM
I have no idea what 2.20 does ..... but I thought harder AI tactics were something separate

trainor83
25-02-15, 10:08 PM
Great challenge.

After O’Brien retiring on me 17 days before the first scoring season,
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/obrien_zpsmoltglfk.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/obrien_zpsmoltglfk.jpg.html)

I managed to sign Sebastian Kehl on the same day as the season started and played the first game, the Germany international was a free transfer, he was 35 years old, 31 caps and 3 goals.
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/new%2035%20year%20old%20kehl_zpsjr2qgw1k.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/new%2035%20year%20old%20kehl_zpsjr2qgw1k.jpg.html)
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/1st%20scoring%20season%20start%20date%20fixtures_z psvru2bk9j.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/1st%20scoring%20season%20start%20date%20fixtures_z psvru2bk9j.jpg.html)

Formation I used 4-1-3-2
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/tactic_zpstj3sqxcm.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/tactic_zpstj3sqxcm.jpg.html)

First scoring season 31 apps x 7.26 = 225.06
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/season%201%20total_zpsrzvfm11k.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/season%201%20total_zpsrzvfm11k.jpg.html)


Second scoring season 42 apps x 7.57 = 317.94
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/season%202%20total_zpskhqwiial.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/season%202%20total_zpskhqwiial.jpg.html)

Third scoring season 40 apps x 7.55 = 302
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/season%203%20total_zpsyh7cr6or.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/season%203%20total_zpsyh7cr6or.jpg.html)

He retired after 3 great seasons, only injured once for three weeks, nursed through most games near the end subbed sometimes before half time.
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b513/trainor83/kehl%20retires_zpsuydifuro.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/trainor83/media/kehl%20retires_zpsuydifuro.jpg.html)

Total = 845

Redknapp69
26-02-15, 01:39 AM
Nicely managed there - little 8 rating at HT and take him off to keep good rating but more importantly keeping him fresh and injury free - good work :ok:

Kingsley
06-03-15, 01:10 PM
Nice work to get 3 good seasons out of him. That score will take some beating.

By 38, he looks seriously shit !

samsami
13-03-15, 02:01 PM
For this challenge we can use wib/wob right?
And then standard, plain vanilla AI?
Is that correct?
Just checking, because that would make life a lot easier!

Craig Forrest
13-03-15, 02:32 PM
Yup. Wib/Wob is allowed

standard AI but feel free to use harder tactics if you want :P

cliff
15-03-15, 11:24 PM
After winning both titles in my first season, I've decided that my Stevie G would be... Steven Caldwell!

http://i62.tinypic.com/s4566w.jpg


Lets hope for a long and injury-free time in the club!
(I was tempted to get Valern, who is 40 at the moment... but thought it was too risky :lol:)

Redknapp69
15-03-15, 11:44 PM
Solid Scottish defender!

Good luck :ok:

Kingsley
16-03-15, 04:50 PM
Good to see a wide variety of Stevie-G's being used. Good stamina and never likely to run faster than a brisk walk. He might do well !

cliff
23-03-15, 10:43 PM
Season 1

Did you know that the mean temperature in Los Angeles in January is 13C (57F) and in August is 27C (82F), in contrast with 0C (32F) and 20-25C (68-77F) in Scotland?
Did you know that the medium yearly rainfall in Los Angeles is 381mm, contrasting with 1018 mm and 147 rainy days in Scotland?
Did you know that the worst recorded snowfall in Los Angeles is 5 cm in 1932?
Did you know that one of the bests wines in USA is made in california?
Did you know that there is beach in Los Angeles and you don't die from hipothermia if you swim in?









Well, there is a person who knew all that: Steven Caldwell. Because he is in Los Angeles IN A FUCKING PERMANENT HOLIDAY.


http://i60.tinypic.com/2n15k50.jpg


So 28x6.61= 185 points on my first season. On the team, got out in semifinals both in League and cup.

Fingers crossed for the offseason!


Edited: He retired after that season - here is my tactic:

http://i61.tinypic.com/30ttfd0.jpg

Redknapp69
24-03-15, 12:34 AM
Nice one Cliff!

He's not puling up any trees but att's still look decent so hope he doesn't premature retire on you! :pray:

cliff
25-03-15, 10:41 PM
So it's the start of a new season and...

http://i59.tinypic.com/23lkqcn.jpg


One more season to get points. He'll play EVERYTHING :lol:



UPDATE: I keep on reading the news and...

http://i62.tinypic.com/wc1j5j.jpg



Well, another player goes into my hate list :)

Craig Forrest
25-03-15, 11:54 PM
I love the utter randomness of this challenge :D

Redknapp69
26-03-15, 12:42 AM
:pound:

Unlucky mate - similar to me with Frankie Lampard retiring early :lol:

shabba6
26-04-15, 09:06 PM
So i started this Challenge thinking.. "Yeah , Ill get a Goalie ...they play on forever"..Didn't quite pan out like that....

Richard Wright managed halfway through my first point scoring season before deciding he was too old....All he has to do is stand between the sticks and even that's to tiring for him....

http://snag.gy/uzx3d.jpg

119 Points....

Redknapp69
26-04-15, 10:50 PM
Wahahahahaha - unlucky mate

Well done for giving it a go tho!

Onto the next one :ok:

cliff
27-04-15, 10:01 PM
Wellcome to the club of the early retiring! It happened to me too with Caldwell... I think you deserve the presidency! :lol:

shabba6
14-06-15, 05:21 PM
Right so im on round two of this challenge...I chose Lampard this time and i can't believe he is still playing...He is now 41 into his 5th Season :| still chipping in with the assists and goals !

Ill post results once he finally decides to retire...god knows when that will be lol

Redknapp69
14-06-15, 07:19 PM
you got lucky with him :ok:

should be racking up a great score - well done mate!

shabba6
14-06-15, 09:24 PM
What the hell is wrong with my board??

http://i.imgur.com/NAr7Ueb.jpg

I have won the league and cup every year so far....I wonder how many games it will take won in a row before they are happy...

AMC
14-06-15, 09:32 PM
:lol:

That's awesome but until you get to 50 it means nothing!

shabba6
14-06-15, 10:07 PM
Finally the old grandad retired at the age of 42 !!

http://i.imgur.com/HIY9O5z.jpg

Final total points = 1216 pts !!

Redknapp69
15-06-15, 12:23 AM
What the hell is wrong with my board??

http://i.imgur.com/NAr7Ueb.jpg

I have won the league and cup every year so far....I wonder how many games it will take won in a row before they are happy...

This has to be put in the screenshots thread

One of the best screenshots I have seen :lol:

adnams
14-07-15, 08:10 AM
I had a go but got sacked before the end of the first season. Will have to try again!

Redknapp69
14-07-15, 08:27 AM
:lol: unlucky mate

Give it another go - random league is the MLS!

Who was your player?!

Liam
14-07-15, 12:31 PM
Want to try this tonight :ok:

Faceless
06-09-15, 05:38 AM
Hi this is my first post here.

Just completed the challenge, took a lot longer than i expected.

Frank Lampard with final score of 1,368.32

http://images.temppic.com/06-09-2015/images_vertis/1441513974_0.43556200.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?06-09-2015:1441513974_0.43556200.jpg)

Fods
06-09-15, 05:59 AM
Welcome mate :ok:

Redknapp69
06-09-15, 11:46 AM
:welcome: and congrats

Looks like you got a lot of time out if Frankie - nice one!

Faceless
08-09-15, 04:45 AM
Thank you for warm welcome. :D

This is the snapshot i took before he retired.
http://images.temppic.com/08-09-2015/images_vertis/1441683796_0.12430900.jpg (http://www.temppic.com/img.php?08-09-2015:1441683796_0.12430900.jpg)

Redknapp69
08-09-15, 04:47 PM
still looks decent! :ok:

LeeRocks
04-10-15, 05:43 PM
Just about to try this but want to confirm for tactics since I see some 4-1-3-2s here... the 2 wide players needed CAN be fullbacks?

Craig Forrest
05-10-15, 04:00 AM
yes

ExecutioN14
10-10-15, 01:47 PM
I am so doing this.
I'll be right back with my findings.

Redknapp69
11-10-15, 03:58 PM
good luck!

Kingsley
13-10-15, 07:54 PM
I do like it that so many are using Fat Frank as their Stevie G. Bit of irony there

BlazeRavenwolf
14-11-15, 02:47 PM
I am coming towards the 2nd season but currently do not have my Stevie G, I won the MLS & Open Cup in Season 1

Redknapp69
14-11-15, 02:55 PM
Nobody wanting to join? Not found the right Stevie G?

BlazeRavenwolf
14-11-15, 03:13 PM
OK got my Stevie G

http://s1.postimg.org/xn6cdi59b/My_Stevie_G.jpg

BlazeRavenwolf
14-11-15, 03:17 PM
Nobody wanting to join? Not found the right Stevie G?

No decent Europeans wanted to join me, Tried Emile Heskey, Theirry Henry, Alan Smith to mention a few

Redknapp69
14-11-15, 04:41 PM
Solid choice for this challenge

BlazeRavenwolf
14-11-15, 05:28 PM
Was either Lampard or Henry, but Lampard accepted the contract first

Mr Green
17-11-15, 12:19 PM
I'm gonna have a crack at this, it seems right up my street! :clap::clap:
Has anyone got the link for this update?

Can I use Iodine or not?

Mark
17-11-15, 01:40 PM
There's a save game available in the downloads area.

Mr Green
17-11-15, 08:19 PM
I don't think there is, I see the one with the same title, but it says start as hoffenheim manager??

Mr Green
17-11-15, 09:53 PM
How the hell did all you manage to buy players?! I have zero money!!

BlazeRavenwolf
18-11-15, 10:50 AM
Free transfers pal, also try to sell some of your crap players

BlazeRavenwolf
18-11-15, 11:05 AM
First Scoring season

Tactic

http://s9.postimg.org/pyfjo2lkf/Tactics_1.jpg

Transfers

http://s9.postimg.org/kct4k0kvj/Transfer.jpg

Lampard

http://s9.postimg.org/a1grrct67/Lampard_1.jpg

Points: 246.84

Ok on to Season 2

Mark
18-11-15, 01:16 PM
I don't think there is, I see the one with the same title, but it says start as hoffenheim manager??

Are you sure?

http://www.champman0102.co.uk/downloads.php?do=file&id=264

Dermotron
18-11-15, 01:32 PM
It was the same heading as Challenge #1, I fixed it earlier

Redknapp69
19-11-15, 03:16 AM
Decent start Topaz

Not many goals tho

Get him on FK and pens :ok:

Mr Green
19-11-15, 07:42 PM
Weird, I can't seem to sign any foreign players as my limit has been reached, I have signed zero foreign nationals?

Mr Green
19-11-15, 10:12 PM
I have zero idea how you all managed to do this!!
I am currently in summer of first season, I cannot sign any foreign players EVEN after I have sold all but Robbie Keane from the team! Ridiculous!

Am I missing something super obvious???!

Dermotron
20-11-15, 12:09 PM
You can only have 4 foreign players in the squad at any one time, including loans (you can start with more if they were added to the game in the data update though)

Mr Green
20-11-15, 02:23 PM
Hi Dermotron

I have sold / released all but Keane and Juninho.
All the rest of my players are either US nationals OR have a second nationality of American.
My stats screen still shows 4 foreigners, its very confusing?!

Thanks

BlazeRavenwolf
21-11-15, 01:18 AM
End of Season 2

Lampard

http://s9.postimg.org/rymh2hg0f/Lampard_2.jpg

Season 2 Points: 258.96

Total Points So Far = 505.80

Redknapp69
21-11-15, 02:42 AM
Horrendous average but at least he picked up some goals and assists

BlazeRavenwolf
22-11-15, 01:18 AM
End of Season 3

Lampard

http://s27.postimg.org/arpiio23n/Lampard_3.jpg

Season 3 Points: 224.06

Total Points So Far = 729.86

Terrible average again, lol

Redknapp69
22-11-15, 01:49 AM
Best goal scoring season yet tho!

BlazeRavenwolf
22-11-15, 01:54 AM
Then this happens

http://s4.postimg.org/4jzq230nx/Untitled.jpg

Mr Green
22-11-15, 06:26 PM
Well, beginning of my first point scoring season, here are things and we are ready to rock!! :drum:

Here is my designated Stevie G:
http://i63.tinypic.com/wtx1c5.jpg

Here is my last played game:
http://i68.tinypic.com/2w54jfb.png

Here is my squad:
http://i67.tinypic.com/14w83fl.png

Wish me luck!

Redknapp69
22-11-15, 08:31 PM
Malouda looks good!

Mr Green
22-11-15, 08:47 PM
I thought I would try something a bit different...
Although I believe this is the ace up my sleeve this year:

http://i63.tinypic.com/6jjztl.png

Mr Green
30-11-15, 02:44 PM
Hello All,
Lack of playing time recently with a new job (a lot of my game time came at my old job :P) and what not...
Here is Malouda after year 1...
http://i65.tinypic.com/zmgl6d.png

Not a bad year by any stretch of the imagination..
First season: 323.82 points!

Redknapp69
30-11-15, 11:46 PM
WOW

Great year!

Question is how will his legs hold up for many more seasons?

Mr Green
01-12-15, 10:09 AM
I was BUZZING with his first year...just tied him down for another 3 years, well...that's the "plan" anyway....

zsuper
20-02-16, 12:46 AM
Final Score:

Poulsen
http://s24.postimg.org/h5tcgz3ch/poulsen.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/h5tcgz3ch/)

Tranfs
http://s15.postimg.org/m6nliu44n/transfs.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/m6nliu44n/)

Season 1
http://s15.postimg.org/e69aucn6v/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/e69aucn6v/)

Season 2
http://s11.postimg.org/kx5wrhib3/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/kx5wrhib3/)

Season 3
http://s9.postimg.org/5ixivxht7/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/5ixivxht7/)

Season 4
http://s22.postimg.org/bpzy8pnpp/image.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/bpzy8pnpp/)

Retired
http://s28.postimg.org/hgujjxlrt/Abandono_2.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/hgujjxlrt/)

tactic
http://s29.postimg.org/64xaf4ug3/tact.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/64xaf4ug3/)


Final Score:


942.31

Redknapp69
20-02-16, 04:43 PM
Poulsen - I remember him at Liverpool as one of Roy's marquee signings - :yawn: :puke:

nice score though mate - looks like he served you well

zsuper
21-02-16, 12:15 AM
yes he is very good, better just if he plays one more season :lol:

Mrtvozornik
21-04-16, 04:08 PM
http://i.imgur.com/o5RqkRU.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/aZposXK.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/unevNW2.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/e3rSLak.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/6X8GDS6.jpg

36 * 7.89 = 284
30 * 7.40 = 222

Total Points: 506

Jesus
22-04-16, 09:23 AM
Need to see a screenshot of your transfer in screen as well as your fixture list for season two as there is no way to know when you signed Henry.

Mrtvozornik
23-04-16, 07:41 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Tvc9NHp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/q14zzYa.jpg

Jesus
26-04-16, 05:47 PM
Good effort Mrtvozornik, never thought to attempt it with Henry.

Redknapp69
30-04-16, 10:59 PM
Good effort going for Henry!

I thought there was a limit to 4 foreign players in MLS? Looks like you signed more?

dweatherston11
08-02-19, 11:52 AM
So, the MLS season is boring as hell, but I thought I'd get involved in this random challenge!

And the new man in the door, on the 9th of January is...

https://i.postimg.cc/rwgyHnZC/Pension-Pot-Challenge.png

https://i.postimg.cc/fTB6nGZL/Pension-Pot-Challenge-signing-day.png

Let's see how long he lasts in LA. A known party man, LA might not be best for him!

riise
08-02-19, 12:00 PM
:love:

dweatherston11
13-02-19, 07:52 PM
First season down. I won the title, lost the cup final on penalties, both games against Colorado.

John Arne had a solid first season at left back, earning a spot on team of the season! Missed a few games through international call ups, but no injuries, and a good effort in general.

https://i.postimg.cc/85GH3cXP/Riise-career.png
https://i.postimg.cc/SKCdDCrv/Riise-career-TOTY.png

dweatherston11
15-02-19, 11:39 AM
Riise's stats absolutely dropping off a cliff in his second season. Fearing a retirement sooner rather than later!

riise
23-02-19, 10:53 AM
It may be evident from my avatar that I've started this! Trying to get rid of Robbie Keane straight away cos he earns wayyyyy too much, so let's hope I don't get sacked before the point-scoring starts in the second season :eyebrows:

riise
25-02-19, 12:16 AM
Here we go! Fairly uninspiring, but DMCs do bloody excellently for me.

http://i63.tinypic.com/nnk4ro.jpg

dweatherston11
26-02-19, 02:40 PM
Stats dropping off a cliff, I knew it was coming! Riise retires in his second season!! Disaster!

https://i.postimg.cc/nrpwL6DC/Riise-season-2.png

Score season 1 - 7.55*38 = 286.9
score season 2 - 6.90*20 = 138
Total Score = 424.9 points

Tactic I used

https://i.postimg.cc/tgd7nCZj/LA-Galaxy-tactic.png

riise
26-02-19, 02:48 PM
Wow yeah that's some deterioration! I never normally keep players to this age, so can see me being upset watching my guy die in front of my eyes.

dweatherston11
26-02-19, 02:52 PM
Crazy how quickly he dropped. Was spotted enjoying the nightlife of LA one too many times.

riise
01-03-19, 07:00 PM
Well that's the end of that. The lazy bastard :lol:

http://i64.tinypic.com/25iaq34.png

Was pretty excited after the two goals and two MOMs in two pre-season games, but he was nothing more than steady in the end.

So my score is a pitiful 19*7.58 = 144.02

I shall be submitting it even though it's nowhere near good enough, cos I've never done a challenge before :D

kikivampy
16-12-19, 09:40 AM
Hello guys, if the player plays some games like a subtitute is it ok? (if he entered during the game obviously...)

AMC
17-12-19, 02:35 PM
I can't see screenshots in work mate but I imagine others did include them so just check whatever people used on the challenge and go with that.

generalsmuts
17-12-19, 02:58 PM
I can't see screenshots in work mate but I imagine others did include them so just check whatever people used on the challenge and go with that.

I can see Riise has done so I would suggest that you should include substitution appearances.

AMC
17-12-19, 03:12 PM
Cheers mate, if a couple of people have then I'd say yes, unfortunately nothing is mentioned in text form through the challenge thread.

generalsmuts
17-12-19, 05:23 PM
Cheers mate, if a couple of people have then I'd say yes, unfortunately nothing is mentioned in text form through the challenge thread.

OP states total number of appearances so I'd call that any game time played.

kikivampy
09-03-20, 08:03 PM
Ok, after worked all first year to build a good team with american players and made the more money I could,
I couldn't sign the player I choose... (Boruc, Buffon, and Weidenfeller, 3 goalkeepers because I think they could play all the games and older).
No way to sign one of them... So I signed Daniel Orlund from Rosenborg just before the first game of the second season.

James_y
09-03-20, 08:35 PM
Ok, after worked all first year to build a good team with american players and made the more money I could,
I couldn't sign the player I choose... (Boruc, Buffon, and Weidenfeller, 3 goalkeepers because I think they could play all the games and older).
No way to sign one of them... So I signed Daniel Orlund from Rosenborg just before the first game of the second season.

Good luck mate :ok:

kikivampy
09-03-20, 08:54 PM
Season 1, losing in MLS final, but Open Cup winner (qualifying me to CONCACAF Cup and Merconorte Cup)

Here is Daniel Orlund GK from Rosenborg https://imgur.com/TGDXu0Q
Signed before the first game of the 2nd season, https://imgur.com/uvgQszZ

Season 2 totally successful, MLS and Open Cup winner,
CONCACAF and Merconorte Cup winner.

Good team, with a world class player! (Dani Alves at end of contract at Barcelona, with 3,4M), https://imgur.com/FeZbOAR
Here Daniel Orlund at the end of season 2, https://imgur.com/mTG55nB
53 games * 7,28 = 385,84pts

I hope he can do this 3 seasons more!!! :flame:

James_y
09-03-20, 09:46 PM
Not a bad idea having a keeper as they may last longer than outfield players and can play every game unless injured or suspended, nice start

kikivampy
11-03-20, 02:43 PM
Season 3, not so successful...

MLS and Open Cup winner, but losing in CONCACAF, Merconorte Cup and Inter-american Cup...

Daniel Orlund is 37 now, playing 52 games, and continuing for the moment... https://imgur.com/TD7QYsH
Here is my regular team with tactic used. It's my best non wib-wob tactic, no way doing this challenge with 4-1-3-2 default... https://imgur.com/31t34VU
52 games * 7,10 = 369,2pts
369,2+385.84=755,04pts

James_y
11-03-20, 04:49 PM
Hopefully he holds on a few more years!

kikivampy
15-03-20, 12:02 AM
Season 4, Daniel Orlund is still with me!!!
Open Cup winner, my only title this year, losing in Merconorte and CONCACAF final, and MLS 1/2 final...
More difficult with this older team...
Daniel Orlund is 38, played 48 games, https://imgur.com/L9Uckfz
48 * 7.04 = 337.92pts
337.92+755.04=1092.96pts
Here is my regular team for season 4. https://imgur.com/UqgVg0J
I hope this challenge will continue one more year!!!

James_y
15-03-20, 09:30 AM
3rd best score in this challenge so far, great chance of getting number 1 spot :ok:

kikivampy
16-03-20, 06:18 PM
Daniel Orlund, 39 years old, played 53 games in this 5th season!!!
https://imgur.com/CcqEbcx

53*7.13=377,89pts
377,89+1092.96=1470.85pts!!! First place for me!!!
Hoping Daniel Orlund will retire next season!!! :eek:

Here is my last regular team, https://imgur.com/4vqO0U0

James_y
16-03-20, 06:23 PM
Daniel Orlund, 39 years old, played 53 games in this 5th season!!!
https://imgur.com/CcqEbcx

53*7.13=377,89pts
377,89+1092.96=1470.85pts!!! First place for me!!!
Hoping Daniel Orlund will retire next season!!! :eek:

Here is my last regular team, https://imgur.com/4vqO0U0

You have to play now until he retires... bugger if he plays on to 50 ;)

kikivampy
20-03-20, 09:36 AM
6th season, Daniel Orlund is still my goalkeeper! He is 40 years old, and I really want he retires now!!!:yield:
https://imgur.com/zsiKkvK
48*7,15=343,2pts
329,82+1470.85=1814,05pts
My regular team and tactic: https://imgur.com/CpXvghs

James_y
20-03-20, 10:01 AM
Dropping him to the reserves and making him unhappy may make him retire but you should just go for an unbeatable score in the challenge!

kikivampy
20-03-20, 04:13 PM
You're right James, I will do my best!!!

dweatherston11
21-03-20, 12:00 PM
Great effort Kiki. The MLS is incredibly boring, so I feel your pain!

kikivampy
23-03-20, 03:53 PM
It was a great idea to choose a goalkeeper, i think he will never retire!!! :smow:
But I will continue, just to see when my friend Daniel Orlund retires!
He is 41, played 50 games, with 7.16, https://imgur.com/ve80B9D
50*7.16=358pts
358+1814.05=2172.05pts
My last regular team: https://imgur.com/xWPEvbJ

James_y
23-03-20, 03:58 PM
Hey you get number 1 spot and I'm not sure anyone will have the will power to beat it

kikivampy
25-03-20, 11:11 AM
Season 8 finished with Daniel Orlund as goalkeeper of Los Angeles Galaxy! He is 42, and played a record of 57 games (thanks to World Championship!)
https://imgur.com/2njgjmD
57*7.09=404.13pts
404.13+2172.05=2576.18pts
My regular team:https://imgur.com/OQvkTuw

A lot of time to spend with the containment!!! And there is a reason I continue one year more! I signed Leo Messi!!!

James_y
25-03-20, 01:34 PM
You might have to hire a hit man...

kikivampy
26-03-20, 06:02 PM
At the begining of the game, Brad Friedel played for me until he was 44...

James_y
26-03-20, 08:42 PM
Keep fining him for no reason, make him so unhappy he retires lol

kikivampy
30-03-20, 11:55 AM
After the end of the last season, I put Daniel Orlund in B team, and at last he retires!!! :clap: https://imgur.com/gFYxX0D
So, 57 games in his long and last season with 7.20 https://imgur.com/ahVKw9t
57*7.20=410.4pts
2576.18+410.4=2986.58pts (total at the end of the challenge)
Here is my regular team, https://imgur.com/sPdPEBZ
Thanks to the american players which played for me and Los Angeles during all the time of this long long challenge!!!
:kiss: Robbie Rogers (left or right back), Omar Gonzalez (central back), Juninho (excellent defensive midfielder), Fernando Laverde (left central midfielder converted in defensive midfielder with success)!

James_y
30-03-20, 12:13 PM
Well done mate great score and thankfully you have to play no more MLS seasons