View Full Version : Nationals Only!

27-07-16, 01:01 PM
So me and Mikey have taken on the nationals challenge in the form of a netwrok game...

just got started
Mikey = Juve
Me = Barce

first season should be easier....as big team....big finances and already have top italian and spanish players...

managed to get Mata and Silva and Morata to Barca....(not getting rid of suarez/messi/neymar in the 1st season...no point!..might as well win the league in the first season)

juve finding it harder to get the top italians...

game on!

27-07-16, 01:32 PM
Will be following this :ok:

27-07-16, 01:39 PM
I didnt doubt you would!


27-07-16, 01:42 PM
Good stuff, I'll also be following.

You can have players with the nation as 2nd Nationality as well on the challenge so you should be ok to keep Messi I think.

Offside Trap
27-07-16, 01:45 PM
Good stuff, I'll also be following.

You can have players with the nation as 2nd Nationality as well on the challenge so you should be ok to keep Messi I think.

I thought it they were capped by the other nation they then wouldnt be allowed?

27-07-16, 01:48 PM
weve adapted the rules...if they are capped by argies...they are argies....

so for example...Vietto argentina/italian at the moment....so mikey is going for him and its a gamble...if he gets capped by italians brilliant...if he gets capped by argies....then he needs to throw him in reserves and not play him then sell him...

27-07-16, 01:49 PM
Great idea to run a network game official challenge hybrid :hail:

Ones like these where 2 can do the challenge at the same time are perfect for networking.

Gonna have a browse through and see which others would be compatible :ranger:

Offside Trap
27-07-16, 02:23 PM
As stated, first part of the challenge, (should) be the easier part of it. When we succeed at our starting clubs, getting a job in another country won't be easy, not to mention, then having to ship out all non-nationals when we finally do, then of course, the job we get is more than likely going to be an average side

27-07-16, 02:24 PM
struggling to add pics to this thread...

ive clicked the "insert image button" above....says the pics is not a valid format ...its a jpeg..

ive even tried it through diff browsers and on my phone...annoying

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ive saved them to POSTIMAGE but thats not ideal...

27-07-16, 02:25 PM
You need to upload the photos to an image hosting site and then copy the links here. I don't allow images to be stored on the server.


27-07-16, 02:27 PM
gotcha...thats what it was then!

27-07-16, 02:49 PM
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27-07-16, 03:15 PM
the 2 league tables for those of you that are interested ....and for Fods to positively go mental for as I know he can't wait to see them!

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27-07-16, 03:17 PM
slightly struggling with Barca....Real have bough Cavani and Higuian!....the swines!

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27-07-16, 03:18 PM
this year we both take the hit....and have foreigners in the squads....use it as a building year...!

Offside Trap
27-07-16, 03:37 PM
Its bloody tough I tell you that.

27-07-16, 08:05 PM
Great idea to run a network game official challenge hybrid :hail:

Ones like these where 2 can do the challenge at the same time are perfect for networking.

Gonna have a browse through and see which others would be compatible :ranger:

There is actually a multiplayer challenge that no one (or two even) ever tried.

Offside Trap
27-07-16, 08:08 PM
There is actually a multiplayer challenge that no one (or two even) ever tried.

Tell me more......

27-07-16, 08:18 PM
Will be in the challenges thread on the last page, in a nutshell one of you takes control of Brazil and the other one takes control of Argentina.

Offside Trap
27-07-16, 08:25 PM
On our 3-way network, me and Pepe have them Countries and London has England, alongside out Club teams

But Ill have a look :)

27-07-16, 08:42 PM
league tables....

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27-07-16, 08:48 PM
both qualified for the 2nd stage of CL...

tough group for Juve...

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27-07-16, 09:00 PM
Very tough group for Juve!

27-07-16, 09:08 PM
juve won their 1st group....barca came 2nd...

sods law!

Offside Trap
28-07-16, 08:22 AM
Long way to go, fingers crossed. Got the remaining non-nationals going in Jan window, Pogba etc... think I'm left with about 2 to get rid of prior to next season.

Got a few Italians coming in, couple of which are decent, where as some, just balance a few weak positions, namely at full back as defence been a struggle. Bonnuci and Chellini cant do it all on their own

28-07-16, 11:36 AM
Bonnuci and Chellini cant do it all on their own

respectfully disagree :D

What's Rugani's atts like in the new update? I'm really looking forward to seeing him develop as a player IRL

Offside Trap
28-07-16, 04:02 PM
What's Rugani's atts like in the new update? I'm really looking forward to seeing him develop as a player IRL

He's not too bad Chris, although Stamina and Strength a worry, and 6.50 in 4 starts is also worrying


28-07-16, 04:20 PM
I read that he isn't actually a strength player, better at anticipation and positioning than brute force.
Also that he can pass the ball out from the back line well so the high pass stat reflects that as well.

Don't give up on him yet Mikey, that's only 1 league start!

Offside Trap
28-07-16, 05:24 PM
He'll get his chance to shine, Pogba going in the Jan Window, I'm pretty much clear of all non Italian, except 1, Kingsley Coman, who's pre-arranged deal isn't for 2 years, but agreed with London, I'd use him in season 1, and for season 2, he would literally just sit in the reserves, as there's no way of me being able to cancel the move or anything (unless 1 of us had started as Bayern I guess)

28-07-16, 11:21 PM
pogba going in January might be too soon....best to keep him till the summer...no point selling him??
unless you need the money...

im keeping suarez/messi/neymar till the summer...

gotta buy costa and de gea!...

Offside Trap
29-07-16, 06:29 AM
The money for Pogba does supplement the players coming in

On for tonight??

29-07-16, 11:32 AM
yup im around...cool

01-08-16, 03:16 PM
End of the seson for Juve....tough campaign...possibly sold their best foreigners too early...and Buffon injured for 2 months was costly...

no points this year...and no champs league next year..

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01-08-16, 03:18 PM
a few good freebies on the way....vietto is the one to buy!....atheltico madrid having non of it though..

Berardi and De ceglie will add a bit of quality....

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01-08-16, 03:20 PM
Going to go down to the wire in Spain...

I think barca and real won both their home games...so will have to see what the head to head scores were...
hopefully Real slip up and it wont come down to that!

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01-08-16, 03:22 PM
Result of the game so far....and one which meant there was a massive party in Barca....was the champs league 1/4 2nd leg...

Real won the first leg 3-0 in the Bernabau.....

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Offside Trap
01-08-16, 07:25 PM
What a shocking 1st season for me. But, If I can mount a title challenge next season, will keep the wolves at bay that are calling for my head

Barca with a remarkable turnaround in their Champs League when they played Real, credit where its due. The league really is going down to the wire, my money is on Barca though, as Real had a few slip ups. Could be tough next season though when Messi, Suarez and Neymar depart

01-08-16, 08:22 PM
Once I lose the front 3 I could be screwed

Need to get fabregas and Costa in
Morats been disapointing so far ...

A few hidden Unknown Spanish to be picked up yet!!

02-08-16, 12:23 AM
managed to win the title in first season...

neymar/messi/suarez made it a bit easy....got to lose them next yr!

Oh and Real sold Ronaldo to Utd!...that helped

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02-08-16, 12:25 AM
Mikey had a poor season ( i think he got rid of big players too early!)....scraped a 4th place finish....so Uefa for him next season...

he went through a few tactics as the season went on....ended up with this one.

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02-08-16, 12:28 AM
no idea how Barca made it to the final....but they scraped through both their groups and tricky ties v Real and Man city to get ot the final....

too much in the end tho....

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02-08-16, 12:29 AM

WITH foreigners

Domestic title - 100 pts
Domestic cup FA or League - 50 pts
Champions League - 300 pts
Uefa Cup - 200 pts

WITHOUT foreigners

Domestic title - 1000 pts
Domestic cup FA or League - 400 pts
Champions League - 800 pts
Uefa Cup - 600 pts

Score so far season 2016
London35 - 1 title with foreigners = 100
Ofside Trap = 0

Offside Trap
02-08-16, 03:06 PM
Okay, so am all set for the new season, all Italians, except Coman (Its agreed) sits in reserves until his move to Bayern kicks in as we couldnt stop is proposed 2 year awaiting move from the start

No CL is a downer but points available via the Uefa but the Championship is the ultimate goal. Couple players coming in, onwards and upwards - If I keep my job long enough

02-08-16, 06:33 PM
Proper game kicking in now then


04-08-16, 11:58 AM
Hard work begins

Offside Trap
05-08-16, 10:59 PM
Another session out the way, and we well into season 2 now

Juventus seem to have finally got their shit together and stringing a few wins together now, albeit the red cards are coming thick and fast. Currently 2nd on goal difference. They also take their place in the Uefa Cup 3rd Rd - joining them, London's Barca - who were knocked out in Phase 1 of the Champs League, with Man City & Ajax winning there group. So the 2 of us could well come head to head in Europe's 2nd elite competition. Meanwhile in the Spanish league, its been a shaky start from Barca who were thumped 4-0 by Seville and Real Madrid havent taken advantage, but Celta Vigo meanwhile have, as they are the early pacesetters

Offside Trap
10-08-16, 03:11 PM
Nice little hour session. So Xmas of season 2 is almost upon us, and what a first half of the season its been for both of us. Both of use bowed out the Uefa Cup at the 3rd Round, both of us struggling to get a good run together in our leagues to try and steer away from the chasing pack. Not much in the transfer market expected when the window opens, its all about gunning for the title now we have only nationals at our teams. Both of us still in domestic cups, albeit, I've just had the 1st Leg in the Quarters of the Italian whilst London has just kicked off the Spanish Cup

11-08-16, 12:34 PM
Settled team...massively missing messi/neymar/suarez for barca...

diegeo costa not cutting it upfront...but im hanging in there at the top of La liga....shocking performance in both Euro comps...(could be a blessing!)

Offside Trap
14-08-16, 03:38 PM
So we come to the end of season 2, and there's alot to catch up on

London's Barca had a very frustrating season, which saw them finish in a disappointing 7th place, (not sure if that enters into the Uefa Cup) but after a bad run, the loss of key non nationals from last season, really showed. Real Madrid cleaned up winning the league and the CL, aswell as the Spanish Cup. So it will be another season for London and his Barca stars, Jonny Castro's arrival is welcomed along with a few other players.

As for me, as you may recall, terrible 1st season, which saw me finish 4th (Uefa Cup) albeit a 3rd Rd exit, it proved a blessing, as Juventus won the league with a game to spare and also the Italian Cup over 2 legs. It was a strong finish after a very shaky mid-season

So for me, it was my resignation after the final game of the season, in order to seek employment in 1 of the other 4 countries, and trust me, its bloody hard as have no reputation anywhere else, but I did land a job, Cardiff City in the 2nd Tier of England. So my new quest has started, as I begin shifting out non-nationals, and had a healthy 15m to spend. Would hope to make promotion after bringing in some decent players in the 1 month I've had since being named

We've kicked off the new season, objectives:

Barca - Win the league at all costs

Cardiff - Promotion to the Premiership

14-08-16, 04:07 PM
Havent really imporves my barca squad by much....as have most of the best spain have to offer....so need to tweak my tactics to score a few more goals this year

great season with Juve with a league and cup double...and now Mikey is off to pastures new...with Caridiff City!

Offside Trap
15-08-16, 09:58 AM
Season 3 well and truly kicking now

Looking good for Barca, scoring some crucial goals and claiming valuable points as Real Madrid having a poor season so far. Also looking good in Uefa Cup for more points

Cardiff having a few hit and misses, with money spent, expectations are that of at least a play off, a convincing 4-0 home win in the league against Newcastle seemed to springboard them before losing at home to MK Dons

18-08-16, 05:55 PM
season 3...End of season...

Im still at Barca...end of season 3rd...so an improvement from last yr....no cup wins...ZERO points..

Mikey moved to Cardiff....hot and miss all season but progressed to play offs with a good last cpl of months...(narrowly missing out on Auto promotion)

in the play offs....loses the 1st leg...wins the 2nd leg...porter hat trick helps

in the final..a great 2-1 win to propel Cardiff to the Premiership...
needs to relase the final few welsh players and cpl of foreigners....and see how the 1st Eng national season goes...

Offside Trap
18-08-16, 06:10 PM
What a season, I've got some bloody work to do next season, although losing the remaining non-nationals wont be a problem, but competing against them all at the likes of Chelsea,City Etc.. thats another mission.

Well done Barca - next season is the one for you, and maybe a domestic cup too

30-08-16, 02:24 AM
back home now...to carry this on!

Offside Trap
03-09-16, 07:07 PM
A session completed on this last night, and an update so far

Could this be London's year for Barca? and to get off stage 1?, a few rocky results, and scraping through to phase 2 of the CL have been a worry, but he does look deadly when hes on form. Both Madrid's always a threat, but something tells me, the goal can be reached this season

For me, although at stage 2, Cardiff City being 10 times tougher than Juventus ever was, although promotion via play offs to top flight, and getting rid of of non-english, things were looking good, with a few million spent, however, currently sitting bottom and managed only 4-5 wins this season. Survival is the only thing on the agenda, but chopping and changing formations/players, and it just seems nothing is working

04-09-16, 01:25 PM
Good work guys, hopefully you can win that La Liga title this year London, and join Offside Trap on your 2nd job.

04-09-16, 03:03 PM
its tough....coz im sweeping...up the spanish talent...but real madrid buy the big superstars and keep topping the table!