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    Don't see him at the beginning. After it was too late...

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    Am giving this a go now. 2 seasons in and I'm doing terribly. Will persist and update you soon. Feel free to mock my feeble efforts.

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    Okay, I suck at this.

    In season one I cleared out the squad as quickly as possible – best to get on with it I figured. I then nearly lost my job several times, finishing 6th in the league eventually. But I achieved the all Asian squad...



    Season two was a little better – 4th in the league, but no points having gone out of the cups early. Season three saw me register my first points as we reached the final of the Italian Cup, only to get thumped over two legs by the hated Lazio. We finished 7th in the league and exited the UEFA Cup early. Season four was a bit of a re-run. We reached the cup final, again, and lost to Lazio, again. We finished a place lower in 8th and couldn’t get beyond the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup.



    Season five was a bit (just a bit) of an improvement, in that we got to the semi finals of the UEFA Cup and finished 3rd in the league.





    So a grand total of:
    - 2 x runners up in the Italian Cup = 180
    - 1 x semis of the UEFA Cup = 100
    - 1 x 3rd place in the league = 80

    That’s a pathetic total of 360 points. I’ll try something easier next time!

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    Doesn't matter the score - that you enjoyed it was the main thing

    Plenty more challenges there so take a look!

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    Started this and season one flew by with a big mistake on my side. Started letting players go so as I am buying asians I am training and playing them so seson 2 won't catch me by surprise. Unfortunatelly, didn't foresee that they won't be eligible for CL so through the second group stage I barely made a functional first 11, no subs Didn't really care eventually but I though it would have been a nice addition. Got knocked out by Dortmund from Quarter finals.

    However, managed to lean Seria A without much problem as I got a significant lead start. Also, the Italian cup after a final with Milan.

    Overall, sold players for 220M, some going out really cheap unfortunatelly - like Walter Samuel going to Man Utd for 3.5m only to be later bought by Arsenal for 50M :O
    Bought enough experienced players with a late sesason Nakata.

    So, season 2 was about to start with my all-asian team.

    Serie A : - is there still a way to see the full league tables now?



    Cup :


    CL:


    Season 2 squad :



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    If you go on your managerial stats it should say what position you finished in in the league.

    Best of luck with the challenge

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    Season 2 begun with high hope. Managed to get most of the transfer I wanted with a couple of yungsters to fill the squad if needed.

    Managed to win serie A without any problems:



    However, Lazio got their revenge in the cup semi final with a 6-3 agg win



    Champions league was going pretty smothly with a phase 2 group with Arsenal, Real and Dortmund from which we qualified



    However, Lazio got their revenge in the semi-finals as well. Thought that a 1-0 lead in the first leg at home will be enough. Boy, was I wrong :


    Season 3, here we come.
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    Season 3 begun and after a few transfers in and out (got rid of some asians that didn't develop that well after training) was hoping for at least a CL final.

    Inter with a beautiful performance managed to win Serie A by 10 or 9 points if I remember correctly (didn't take a screenshot of the table unfortunatelly)
    By the time they had 10 points and was hoping for them to stumble into a draw or lose, I got the same result as them in my games so no chance of catching up



    However, this allowed me to focus on CL. After a 6-2 overall win over Dortmund in the quarter finals I managed to get my revenge from last season from Lazio in the semi finals with an away goal qualification :



    The final . What can I say, the final really was a rollercoster ride but managed to win agains Milan. The Asians took the trophy home. To Rome, not anywhere in Asia though



    I guess that the Italian Cup early knock-out helped the CL performance. Bologna knockd-us out from the quarter finals after a 0-0 dull draw and a penalty shoot-out




    Currently in the 4th season now, Inter still giving me troubles in Serie A, not sure how we can manage to be winners. Hoping for a CL semi-final if we're lucky in the draw. I'll keep you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMC View Post
    If you go on your managerial stats it should say what position you finished in in the league.

    Best of luck with the challenge
    Thanks, noticed that it says what position you finished but I was thinking if there is a way to see the full table from that season. If not, i'll make sure to take screenshots as they end

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    No way of getting the full table mate, once it's updated to the new season it resets.

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    Ok, managed to finish the challenge. Fun one, some frustration over some of the player names and with me not being able to remember them all. Had to spend some time when makins subs.

    Also, in hindsight, should've focused maybe a bit more on the Italian Cup - managed to win it only once.

    Totals: 1450 points

    Champions league - 720 points

    2 times winner 400 points
    1 time runner-up 170 points
    1 time semi-final 150 points

    Serie A - 490 points
    4 times winner 400 points
    1 time runner-up 90 points

    Italian Cup - 240 points

    1 time winner 100 points
    2 time semi-final - 140 points


    Serie A :


    Italian Cup :




    Champions league :




    Also , can someone tell me how to put spam tags around pictures so they won't take up so much space?

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    Being at my folks for Christmas gave me the chance to finish off a challenge I started in the summer when I was looking after the old man (and give me a break from my disaster that is the England challenge)...

    I liked this challenge but actually found it quite easy, selling all the good players at the start gave plenty of cash to get the decent and much cheaper Asian players.

    Overall here's my points:



    Obviously the points scoring must be different now from when it first started as there are 3 people on the leaders board who have scores that even full marks can't match!

    Only blemishes were two champions league defeats, to the mighty Ajax and then the giants that are Celtic... who says this game isn't realistic! (To think I was happy when they overturned a first leg deficit to knock Barca out of the Semis!)

    Screen shots of trophies, total transfers in/out and squads at the start of the 2nd season and end of the 5th can be found here:

    https://rtmfw-cm.tumblr.com/post/168...0-when-in-rome

    Thank you all again for coming up with these challenges to help keep the game fresh! Oh and Merry Christmas and all that - suppose I should go and socialise with the family now... (I wonder if they have the football on!)
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    Made the mistake of doing well in season 1, now the board expects success. Champions League and League double.

    Now ready for the start of season 2 with this group! Spent 78m in total first and second season. Looking forward to struggling!


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    Finished When In Rome today and thoroughly enjoyed it I have to say. Nice to see some new faces I have never signed before and see how they develop.
    Huge standout in the final season was Chinese central defender Liang Wang, most tackles per game in the league and third highest rating of all players.

    As for points in the challenge, it wasn't so successfull.

    After gaining no points obviously for my league and Champions League double in season 1, it took me a while to get on the board.

    Season 2 was a complete write off, points wise. So on to season 3.

    A defeat in the Cup Quarter final by Juventus, and failing to qualify for Europe from the previous year meant only the league would earn my points.
    Spoiler!


    A credible, third place, so 80 points towards the total, thank god!

    Season 4 saw a huge improvement, but a loss in QF of the Champions League bu Juventus meant no points there. Again, Juventus beat me in the quarter final of the Italian Cup, very frustrating. They were proving to be my nemesis.
    League...
    Spoiler!


    Thankfully their exploits in the cup meant they couldn't keep up with me in the league, and the title came back to Rome!! 100 points

    Season 5 was going to be successful I thought, but it turned in to real frustration. The Italian Cup saw me finally reach the semi final, against, you guessed it, Juventus.
    Spoiler!


    A nightmare second Leg left me furious. 70 points!

    After winning the first two games in the 2nd phase of the CL, I was looking good, but the final four games saw keepers averaging 9.5 against me, as I scored 2 goals and only managed 2 points. Going out on goal difference to Valencia, I was furious, and needed to win the league.

    The league saw myself and Juventus going neck and neck all season. We had both lost just 1 game when it came to game 33 at the Delle Alpi in Turin...
    Spoiler!


    Finally managed to get one over on them!!

    Spoiler!


    My best league season in the last year, and another 100 points.

    2 titles, 1 third place, and a semi final. But a smiling face = 350 points!

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    Season 1: 0 points

    Finished 3rd place in serie A. Ineligible players are transfer listed at the start all offers are accepted. Now beginning squad for season 2 are all asian.

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    Season 2: 400 points

    Serie A: Winner +100
    Italian Cup: Winner +100
    Champions League: Winner +200

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    Tactic

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    Season 3: 400 points

    Serie A: Winner +100 Not an easy competition we still couldn't score much goals as i still couldn't find a right striker.
    Italian Cup: Winner +100
    Champions League: Winner +200

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    I think i need a better striker to maintain this level of performance.

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    Season 4: 400 points

    Finally got a decent striker. We did not score much more but at least this is the first season we score average of 2+ goals per game in Serie A. We won Italian Cup Final first leg 1-0 against Lazio. Second Leg was intense but Yanagisawa was super sub scored a winning goal. Champions League Final against Lazio again but it was an easy win (with some luck as we are rewarded with on own goal and one penalty)

    Serie A: Winner +100
    Italian Cup: Winner +100
    Champions League: Winner +200

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    Season 5: 400 points

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    Total Points for the challenge = 1,600 points

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    This was initially pretty fun, but after the initial mad rush there isn't much you could do with your squad.

    The only reason I had the initial Data Base installed was that I just started using Nicks patch. It was fun to see names like Battistuta, but the football world did feel a lot smaller then. A lot less options for players.

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5tQ82qny3...ma%2BSquad.jpg

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w_ayBrOW4...%2BHistory.jpg

    After adding Nakata before the 3rd season (2nd scoring season) it felt like the team was done. I did pick up Seol who starts at Antwerp just before the last scoring season. Wish I found him earlier as he scored 51 goals from 61 games.

    We finally picked up some points from Europe in the final season which felt like a nice way to end it. 2006 World Cup squads were announced and I had 11 players in each of the Korean and Japanese teams and 5 in the Chinese one.

    Totals: 950 points

    Champions league - 200 points
    1 time winner 200 points

    Serie A - 380 points
    2 times winner 200 points
    2 times runner-up 180 points

    Italian Cup - 370 points
    3 times winner 300 points
    1 time semi-final - 70 points
    Last edited by Latepicks; 09-06-20 at 04:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latepicks View Post
    This was initially pretty fun, but after the initial mad rush there isn't much you could do with your squad.

    The only reason I had the initial Data Base installed was that I just started using Nicks patch. It was fun to see names like Battistuta, but the football world did feel a lot smaller then. A lot less options for players.

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5tQ82qny3...ma%2BSquad.jpg

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w_ayBrOW4...%2BHistory.jpg

    After adding Nakata before the 3rd season (2nd scoring season) it felt like the team was done. I did pick up Seol who starts at Antwerp just before the last scoring season. Wish I found him earlier as he scored 51 goals from 61 games.

    We finally picked up some points from Europe in the final season which felt like a nice way to end it. 2006 World Cup squads were announced and I had 11 players in each of the Korean and Japanese teams and 5 in the Chinese one.

    Totals: 950 points

    Champions league - 200 points
    1 time winner 200 points

    Serie A - 380 points
    2 times winner 200 points
    2 times runner-up 180 points

    Italian Cup - 370 points
    3 times winner 300 points
    1 time semi-final - 70 points
    Well done for seeing it through mate, not a bad effort! Submit your score here and I can add to the tables later - https://champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=257

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