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    Challenge 37 - Bringing Back Barakaldo

    Challenge 37 - Bringing Back Barakaldo






    Some of you may remember this from the old forums

    Barakaldo is a city in the Basque region of Spain, where the likes of former Chelsea defender Asier del Horno and ex Spain manager Javier Clemente could once claim as home (and may still do). Within the city lies Barakaldo CF, who in their 101 year history have bounced around the Segunda Division, Segunda Division B and Tercera Division, without ever making La Liga, until possibly now!

    Your challenge is to take over Barakaldo CF in the Segunda Division B, and within 5 seasons bring as much success to the club as possible. Easy I hear you say? Well what you may not know is like their fellow Basque club Athletic Bilbao they can only sign Basque players, however unlike the La Liga side, Barakaldo can only boast an 8,000 capacity stadium (6,000 seated), adequate training facilities and little money.

    RULES

    - Mar 2018 update

    - no tactics restriction (so wib-wob away), except for the usual - you have to have at least 3 players in your defensive line and wide players somewhere.

    - everyone at the club when you start (players and staff) are ok to use throughout the challenge.

    - loan transfers and free signings allowed as well as normal transfers.

    - no month-to-month contracts.

    - any staff signings must have Basque Nationality too.

    POINTS

    La Liga
    Winner - 1,000
    2nd Place - 500
    3rd Place - 200
    4th Place - 100
    Relegation - -250

    Segunda
    Winner - 200
    2nd Place - 100
    3rd Place - 50
    Relegation - -150

    Segunda Division B
    Promotion (this includes the points for Top 4 finish) - 100
    Top 4 finish in Group - 50


    Spanish Cup

    Winner - 500
    Runner-up - 200

    Semi-Finalist - 100

    Spanish Super Cup
    Winner - 100

    Champions League
    Winner - 10,000
    Runner-up - 5,000
    Semi-Finalist - 2,000

    Europa League
    Winner - 5,000
    Runner-up - 2,000
    Semi-Finalist - 1,000

    European Super Cup
    Winner - 1000

    World Club Championships

    Winner - 5,000
    Runner-up - 2,000
    Semi-Finalist - 1,000

    Manager of the Year
    Winner - 500


    1 point for every League Goal scored (including Segunda 2B Promotion Playoffs)


    SCREENSHOTS

    - the usual screenies to prove your points.


    Best of luck

    Last edited by AMC; 08-06-18 at 07:36 AM.

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    Ohhhh sweet I will try to start this tonight

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    So it can be WIBWOB as long as there’s at least a back three plus wide players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayFlo View Post
    So it can be WIBWOB as long as there’s at least a back three plus wide players?
    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by drkshadow1 View Post
    Ohhhh sweet I will try to start this tonight
    On it like a car bonnet

    I can't have any challenges out here I haven't done

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    Any issues taking a National job just for sh!ts and giggles along the way?

    Also - am using Saturn V5 patch - assume that's ok as well?

    Couple of my Scouts are Non Basque (Spanish) when starting - ok to keep them if I so desire?

    Seems like quite a few players in squad are Spanish and not Basque (or both) - they ok to keep as well?
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    Yep everyone at the club already is ok, will amend OP now.

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    Sign Basque players what about (loans?)

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    Yep loans are fine, OP updated.

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    Love the way everyone's contracts are expiring at end of season

    Anyone know many man loan players you can bring in at this division/country?

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    Afraid not mate, when testing I just used the current squad.

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    Just to clarify, all loan signings must be Basque too?

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    Aye

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    I don't think the game will allow you to sign anyone who isn't Basque, it's just some of the original squad including the one on loan aren't Basque.

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    Season so far



    Players expect a little bit much I think


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    The wages the players are wanting are crazy! Going to end up with a completely new squad in the second season.

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    I've P4, W4

    Sold that Ito guy for a wedge

    Made more than £5m in sales so far

    Not thought about the whole contract thing yet as you say though

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    Can I ask if the promotion playoff goals count towards the League goals total?

    Or just the 38 league games?

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    Redders! You sold players

    I am terrified of not getting Basque players 1, Interested and 2, Decent enough quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by dweatherston11 View Post
    Can I ask if the promotion playoff goals count towards the League goals total?

    Or just the 38 league games?
    Both mate, will update OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    I've P4, W4

    Sold that Ito guy for a wedge

    Made more than £5m in sales so far

    Not thought about the whole contract thing yet as you say though
    Interesting tactic selling the players.
    I smashed through season 1, will post screenies and an update later.
    Ito was outstanding for me, only player I sold was the right back Alvarez.

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    Ito is doing well for me as well.

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    Season 1 done on this beautiful challenge. If you look at my other challenge results you will know I'm not a master tactician, so if I manage to get myself into LA Liga I'd be impressed with myself.
    Firstly just to say, don't look at my players in my tactics or my one best signing I will share if you don't want any ideas you feel are cheating. I'm sure I won't be copied though!
    Season 1
    After sorting out the squad and signing a few faces, decided to go with this tactic for the whole season. Took the other teams a while to realise 5 in midfield against me worked, by that time I was well in to top gear.
    Spoiler!


    This guy, I signed on loan from Amorebieta, who finished 10th in the same league as me, but they didn't want him.
    Spoiler!

    Absolutely smashed it for me.

    His loan ran out 3 days before my last game, which turned out to be a promotion playoff with winner going up...
    Spoiler!


    Was nervous as hell, especially after the way the season had gone, would have hurt not to go up.
    Spoiler!


    Lost my first game in the playoff leagues, but came back strong and took promotion with that final day win
    Spoiler!


    So season 1 complete and very successful. Looking forward to my first year in Segunda Division.

    Points so far

    promotion from Segunda 2B = 100
    Total League Goals = 109!

    total so far= 209
    Last edited by dweatherston11; 08-06-18 at 08:09 AM.

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    Great start man!

    Hoping to have my first season finished this evening as well.

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