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    Challenge 39 - Il Grande Torino

    Challenge 39 - Il Grande Torino





    In the 1940s Torino were the dominant side in Italy, thanks to manager Ernest Erbstein and his attacking W-M system, they won Serie A five times in a row, a Coppa Italia in 1943 (the first Italian club to win the double), and provided the National side with the majority of their team - in one game against Hungary in 1947 only the goalkeeper didn't play for Il Grande Torino! Their success saw them break records for points won, saw them score over 100 goals in two consecutive seasons, and they had gone unbeaten at home for over six years up until the tragedy, which also included a 10-0 win over Alessandria which remains the biggest win in the league to date.

    Unfortunately tragedy struck on the 4th May 1949, as the plane carrying the team back from a testimonial match against Benfica crashed into a retaining wall at the back of the Basilica of Superga, which stands on a hill on the outskirts of Turin, with all 31 people on board dying. After the tragedy at the request of the other clubs Torino were
    awarded the title (they led Inter by four points with four to play), while the Italian FA asked each team the following season to donate a player to Torino. The club finished the following season in 6th as city rivals Juventus lifted the trophy, and within 10 years they had been relegated to Serie B. Since the tragedy the club has only managed one more Serie A title in the 1975/76 season, and has spent much of their time after that bouncing between Serie A and Serie B, although they did reach the 1992 UEFA Cup Final losing to Ajax on away goals and won the Coppa Italia the following season.

    Your challenge is to take over
    Torino and assemble a squad of players from your fellow Serie A teams ahead of the second season and try to conquer Italy like Il Grande Torino did in the 1940s.


    RULES

    - Oct 2018 update (Saturn v6 can be used)

    - you must use a non wib-wob W-M formation (DL - DC - DR, MC - MC, AM- AM, FL - SC - FR), arrows, player and team instruction changes are allowed but you have to play with attacking mentality at ALL times.

    - you get no points for the first season, this is used to assemble your squad for the second season, only the results in your second season count.

    - by the time the first competitive domestic game of the second season kicks-off, you must have signed one player (no more than one) from every Serie A team who play in the first season (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018%E2%80%9319_Serie_A)

    - free signings (assuming they come straight from a Serie A club and not showing as No Club) are allowed as well as normal transfers, however loans are not allowed.

    - you can only sign the 19 players from the other Serie A teams (so cancel the pre-arranged transfers) and they must be Italian (no 2nd nationalities allowed), and you must sell any non Italian players in your squad as well.

    - no month-to-month contracts.

    - backroom staff can only be signed if Italian and also coming from one of the eligible Serie A teams (once again only one person from one team.

    - you can only manage Torino during the challenge, you cannot manage any International teams.


    POINTS

    Serie A

    Winners - 2,000
    2nd - 1,000
    3rd - 800
    4th - 700
    5th - 600
    6th - 500
    7th - 400
    8th - 300
    9th - 200
    10th - 100
    11th and below - 0
    Relegation - -100

    Italian Cup

    Winners - 1,000
    Runners Up - 500
    Semi Finals - 200

    Manager/Player/Young Player of the Year

    Winners - 200
    2nd - 100
    3rd - 50

    Italian Player of the Year and Top Scorer


    Winners - 100
    2nd - 50
    3rd - 20

    Italian Goalkeeper/Defender/Midfielder/Striker of the Year

    Winners - 50
    2nd - 20
    3rd - 10

    Additional points

    100 points for going the season unbeaten at home.

    20 points for each player in the Serie A Team of the Year (10 points if on the bench).

    20 points for every Italy game your player plays in between Sept 1st and May 31st of the second season (10 pts for a sub that comes off the bench).

    1 point for each league goal scored.

    10 additional points for scoring over 80 league goals.

    20 additional points for scoring over 90 league goals.

    50 additional points for scoring over 100 league goals.


    SCREENSHOTS

    - a screenshot of your squad at the start of the 2nd season showing the nationalities of your squad.

    - a screenshot of your transfers/loans in as well as any staff hires.

    - screenshots of anything that earns you points e.g. league tables, cup records, player awards.


    Best of luck
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    Great job AMC getting this up. A 2 season challenge, with 1 scoring season, sounds like a nice wee quick one. But it will be tough signing the players and playing in that formation!

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    wow these challenges are coming thick and fast, Faceless will have to get 2 more monitors, 2 more laptops an octopus and a 72 pack of Red Bull

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    Having been a part of the testing on this one - trust me when I say it is indeed a tough one.

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    Count me in. My tactic and team instruction



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    As you said. This is really tough. Managed to sign 7 players 11 more to go. Fans start to demand my resignation


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    Yeah I was almost sacked about 5 times throughout both seasons.

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    I have actually done this challenge myself several years ago!

    I love a CM-game based on some of the legendary teams on years past.

    Did you hear the Golazzo Podcast on Il Grande, AMC?

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    Finished first season 10th place in league. Managed to sign 11 players during the season. Belotti scored 23 goals same as CR7. During off-season. I let Belotti go to fund remaining transfers. Now player restrictions is satisfied. Total of 19 players in. All Italian. No back room staff signings

    Spoiler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Dalglish's Smile View Post
    I have actually done this challenge myself several years ago!

    I love a CM-game based on some of the legendary teams on years past.

    Did you hear the Golazzo Podcast on Il Grande, AMC?
    I have mate which helped with the challenge, I also came across it on the BBC website here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46788983

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    Knocked out early in Italian Cup, Finished 7th place in Serie A, 50 league goals (400+50 pts)

    Spoiler!


    Sirigu won Italian Seire A Goalkeeper of the Year (50 pts)

    Spoiler!


    Two players selected in Team of the Year (40 pts)

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    Screenshots of Transfers at the end of season

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    Total of 540 points
    Last edited by Faceless; 08-05-19 at 01:43 PM. Reason: Screenshots added

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    Well done on being first to complete this mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMC View Post
    Well done on being first to complete this mate
    I will travel for about 10 days so just have to finish this first before I pack my bag

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    Great work faceless. Will be tough for beat for me for sure! Haven't got round to it yet but it's on the to do list

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    I will try it soon, first testing tactics...
    On the first season, I can't buy another players than the 19 italians of the challenge, that's it?
    Or can I buy as I want if I sell them before season 2?

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    No you can only sign players from the 19 other Serie A teams, rules amended to clarify this.
    Last edited by AMC; 20-05-19 at 09:43 AM.

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    Tactic is ok. I shortlisted 48 players, only one is interested...
    What about an italian player with 30 italians cap and an egyptian second nationality (how is he? ). Can we sign him?

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    As stated in the rules no 2nd nationalities allowed so he isn't eligible.

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    Ok. Another and last question, 3 young players will be transfered at the end of the first season from the Torino B Team. I have to cancel these 3 transferts, right?

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    All set for the 2nd season!

    I got a surprising 2nd place in the first season. It was a shame to have to sell the best players on the team because they were non-Italians.

    Anyway, here are the screenshots:

    Proof of nationality:
    https://imgur.com/GpTYjOL
    https://imgur.com/RMy5jQn

    Transfers:
    https://imgur.com/YCFvjHg
    https://imgur.com/yDZzC8B

    No staff hired:
    https://imgur.com/jJM31Ru

    No month-to-month contract:
    https://imgur.com/3zIgQVC
    https://imgur.com/f3cqwPf

    Tactics:
    https://imgur.com/7TI3JNB

    Instructions:
    https://imgur.com/4CIDi2q


    Good luck to everyone!

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    Same season than Cesarteixeira!

    My 3-4-3 attacking tactic worked more than I expected, finishing 2nd.
    The idea was to keep the best players to make the best season as possible, selling higher the foreign players and being more attractive if I qualified for a european cup.
    The result is perfect for me!!! I sold for example Nkoulou more than 9M, Niang 12,5M and Ljajic 15M!!!
    https://imgur.com/a/bsUbaJM

    At the beginning of the second year,
    My 19 italians Serie A players signed: https://imgur.com/a/BPPDgsJ
    the italian nationality of my team: https://imgur.com/a/nr9HUcK
    No loans: https://imgur.com/a/XYgc1fR
    Staff: https://imgur.com/a/xmBdTT9

    Go for this 2nd season!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikivampy View Post
    Ok. Another and last question, 3 young players will be transfered at the end of the first season from the Torino B Team. I have to cancel these 3 transferts, right?
    You are using the Oct update and not March update aren't you?

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    Yep, no problem I already cancelled the 3 transfers

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    Yeah you did right cancelling them, it didn't get flagged up in testing but it would have been a no.

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