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Thread: Challenge 17 - A Football Philosophy - Part 2

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    As i already finished the first part of challenge#17, can't help but feel obligate to finish part two.This might be the most difficult challenge i have taken so far.

    Season 1: 0 points

    Tactic with defensive mentality: To me, this is the reason why this challenge is so tough



    League: Finished 8th place in Serie A. Now i know that my main objective is not to conquer but to survive.



    Cup: UEFA Cup Winner (with very little eligible players due to heavily transfer). No points but this mean the board won't fire me yet.




    Transfer

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    Beginning Squad: All players are 32 or older except 1995 squad.

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    Only non-1995 squad with an age of 32 requires date of birth to prove that they are 32 at date of transfer.

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    Some players already lost confidence in me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Forrest View Post
    [CENTER]

    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=248
    The download link is dead. Can you please upload the savegame again?

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    Season2

    One more transfer from previous secreenshots, Petit

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    Did better than expected guess i will survive next season too. Finished 3rd place in league, Italian cup runner up, UEFA cup runner up: 0 points

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    31 clean sheets: 155 points

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    1995 players with at least 25 matches played: 10 players 250 points

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    European Award for players: 0 points

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    Total 405 points for this season
    Last edited by Faceless; 02-10-18 at 05:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
    The download link is dead. Can you please upload the savegame again?
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/gzczbg

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    Season 3

    Transfer: During off season i had to let 3 of 1995 players go namely Panucci, Albertini and Seedorf. But i also managed to sign more players as a replacement of retired players

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    Beginning Squads:



    Trophies: 3rd place in Serie A.




    This year our performance highly related to penalty shoot-out. World Championship Semi Final



    Quarter Final of Italian Cup with Inter.



    Champions Cup Final +400 points



    Clean sheet: 34 games +170 points

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    10 players from 1995 with minimum of 25 matches: +250 points

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    European Award for players: 4 players, +40 points

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    Total points this season: 400 + 170 + 250 +40 = 860 points
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    Season 4 preview

    Transfer during off-season. I couldn't renew contract of Ronald De Boer as he wants new challenge. Finally lost him to Lazio. From now on Finidi shall take his role. Lots of transfer in to replace retired player. Key players in are Enrique, Batistuta and Lizarazu I have high expectation on them.





    Beginning Squad: Except Kluivert, Davids and Reiziger. The rest of the team are 33 or above.



    Alan Shearer is a beast, I just have to say it


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    Season 4

    Only signing after pre-season is Overmars. I would sign much more player but transfer fund is limited.



    This turned out to be a really good year. We won Italian Serie A!!! +100 points



    Italian Cup Winner!!! +50 points



    Champions Cup runner up. We were really close +0 points



    9 players from 1995 +225 points

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    36 clean sheets +180 points

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    2 European awards +20 points




    Total points this season 100 + 50 + 225 + 180 + 20 = 575 points

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    Season 5

    Many players retired during pre-season and we don't have much transfer funds.



    Beginning squad



    Not very bad season but last year was better. In league, we didn't stand a chance against the invincible Roma +0 points



    However, We won Italian Cup against Roma +50 points



    During champions league final, we were 2 goals ahead Barca in the first half. But in the second half they scored 3 goals in a row. +0 points



    37 Cleansheets +185 points

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    9 players from 1995 +225 points

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    Many of our players won second and third place for european awards but only Kluivert won the first place +10 points

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    Total points this season 50 + 185 + 225 + 10 = 470 points

    During off season, lots of signings to replace retired players all of them on free as no transfer fund available.


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    Good work mate, but I'm confused as you appear to have signed Ajax players from '95 under 32, but in the opening post it says only Milan players from their 95 squad are eligible to be bought if under 32.

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    oh..... At first i thought it mean players on that match day regardless of team. Now i re-read that carefully again...............

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    Might give it another try in the future.

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    Sorry mate, under scoring it isn't very clear but in the paragraph above that it's explained. I'll update the scoring section now to show only Milan players.

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    Second attempt same tactic



    Season 1: 0 points

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    Season 2: 270 points

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    Season 3: 300 points

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    Season 4: 295 points

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    Season 5: 280 points

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    Season 6: 210 points

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    Totally forgot about points for players winning European Awards. 2 Defender of the year (Panucci season#6 and Maldini season#3) 1 Midfielder of the year (Bergkamp season#3) (+30 points)

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    Total of 1,385 points

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    Found this challenge incredibly tough to begin with, tried so many defensive systems, first attempt I was failing miserably so started again, second attempt I again wasn't doing so well, this time I hadn't signed enough players for season 2 so again started again, but by the third attempt nailed it...



    The first season hung on thanks to a solid defence and Shevchenko's goals (why did I have to sell him?!) and second season I managed to win the Champions League, this was genuinely an incredible result as I didn't actually win a knockout match! Away goals and penalties all the way! I signed quite a few of the old crew, but only actually played those who would help the team:



    I did buy a lot of players, tried my best to get most on a free, then others cheaper than they should be by paying more once they hit 50 appearances for club and country (that rarely happened!)



    The eagle eyed amongst you will see I signed Demetrio Albertini on a free... I panicked when checking my squad ages and released him, only to realise he was allowed *facepalm*.

    Overall finishes are here:



    In the end I enjoyed the challenge much more than I thought I was going to at the start (particularly with Khan, Carlos, Thuram, Stam, Canavarro, Figo, Giggs, Zidane/Rivaldo, Davids, Vieri/Elber, Inzaghi as a team!)

    My most used formations (I often tweeked arrows, particularly during the game) were:

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    Glad you enjoyed it. But the rule stated that you need to play with 442 defensive (two dmc). Still nice effort

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    I can see why this is one of the least played challenges on the form, it's so hard having to have defensive mentality always on, especially when you are behind...

    I'm half way through though I nearly lost my job in season 2 after coming 7th and having an unhappy squad. In season 3 the best thing happened and we went out the Inter-Toto Cup meaning we could focus on domestic football but it was a painful end, losing the league by 1 point and the Cup Final. Honestly at this point I'll take winning anything in the last 3 years...

    Season 2:

    Clean Sheets (22) = 110 pts
    1995 Final Players (9) = 225 pts

    Season 3:

    Clean Sheets (22) = 110 pts
    1995 Final Players (4) = 100 pts

    Total After 3 Seasons = 545 pts

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    Season 3:


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    Tough challenge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kikivampy View Post
    Tough challenge...
    I thought I was gonna have your outcome of being sacked in season 3, lucky no Europe and changing some player instructions turned things round for us

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    Never have I ever been so glad to get sacked as the board had enough after the final game of season 5 after we finished 10th. I don't think I could have bared one final year as the squad was falling to pieces.

    Season 4:

    Clean Sheets (27) = 135 pts
    1995 Final Players (5) = 125 pts

    Season 5:

    Clean Sheets (22) = 110 pts
    1995 Final Players (5) = 125 pts

    Total Score = 1,040 pts

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    nice effort mate! lasted 5 seasons as well

    I'm trying this now

    Know this is gonna be a hellish test

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo37 View Post
    nice effort mate! lasted 5 seasons as well

    I'm trying this now

    Know this is gonna be a hellish test
    Good luck mate, playing 4-4-2 defensive all the time is horrible

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    Season 1

    Just lost a crucial game 3-2 Roma away and heading into winter break

    Can't imagine how tough this will be next season losing all that pace on the counter attack probably will have to change to more direct or long ball with physical strikers upfront instead of more short and mixed i used so far. Will have to take the counter attack tick off which has been quite effective so far

    Signings so far

    Panucci
    Weah
    Herzog
    Mostovoi
    Cesar Sampaio
    Borbokis
    Desailly

    Knocked out Italian Cup to lower league Genoa
    Still in Uefa Cup after beating Spartak Moscow convincingly


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    Hopefully youve managed to offload most the younger players... I cut it very close if I were you Id transfer list the lot after Xmas

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    most are heading out with arranged transfers end of season

    Rui Costa
    Gattuso
    Inzaghi
    Shev

    alll waiting for big offers if not have to transer list them

    start of june for cut price

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    Being a fan of pure Defensive football, I'm very curious about this. Especially because I never worked out the best instructions to give in the game so it's nice to see it's possible.

    Might do this in the future.

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