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    Challenge 27 - Return of the Entertainers

    RETURN OF THE ENTERTAINERS



    In 1992 Kevin Keegan replaced Ossie Ardiles as manager of Newcastle United and helped them avoid relegation into the Third Division. At the end of the 1993–94 season, their first year back in the top flight they finished in third, their highest league finish since 1927. The attacking philosophy of Keegan led to the team being labelled "The Entertainers" and he took Newcastle to two consecutive runners-up finishes in the league in 1995–96 and 1996–97, coming very close to winning the title in the former season. Keegan's attacking style of play and mantra of "it doesn't matter how many we concede, as long as we score one more than you" unfortunately didn't result in any trophies but the man is regarded as a legend by the Geordie faithful.

    As the new manager of Newcastle United you must try to replicate the style of play which helped them earn the nickname "The Entertainers".

    RULES

    -You must use the Autumn 2013 DB
    -No player/staff transfers or loans in or out
    -This is a one season challenge


    FORMATION

    -You must have four at the back like this



    -Your formation must be non-WIBWOB
    -Attacking mentality and offside trap must always be on in team instructions
    -All other team and player instructions are up to you


    Points

    -Every goal scored in PL and cups = 10 pts
    -Every Man of the Match award received in PL and cups = 100pts
    -Every player with an average rating of 8.00 or higher (minimum of 30 games) = 500pts
    -Premier League Champions = 1000pts
    -FA Cup Winners = 500pts
    -League Cup Winners = 250pts


    Screenshots

    -Formation/Tactics
    -Player and staff transfers in and out
    -Anything else to prove points


    GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY! HOWAY THE LADS!

    Thanks to alanshearer for this challenge

    You can choose to create the game yourself, or download a pre-loaded save
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    http://champman0102.co.uk/downloads.php?do=file&id=259

    Last edited by Craig Forrest; 18-02-16 at 04:53 PM.

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    on it with a gin and tonic.............

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    Question - what does this mean?

    Every MOTM award received in PL and cups = 100pts

    Is that Manager of the Month or Man of the Match? - And is that for monthly/yearly award? Or is it man of the man in league and cup games?

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    nice - Papiss Cisse has 6 month injury right at start of game and do I want to send him to rehab - NO - he can play on!

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    fuck - 2 weeks into season and Loic Remy moves to Swansea!


    oh well - I least I have the Ameobi brothers as 1st choice now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Question - what does this mean?

    Every MOTM award received in PL and cups = 100pts

    Is that Manager of the Month or Man of the Match? - And is that for monthly/yearly award? Or is it man of the man in league and cup games?
    Man of the Match

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    Top of league in Dec by 4 points

    But got a bugger of a draw in League Cup v Man City and got knocked out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sw33Z View Post
    Phillipe Alberrrrrttttt!!!

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    Nightmare Cup draws v Man City and Liverpool and lost both in 1st rounds!

    But flying in the league..........

    Getting a pissed off squad though as everyone trying to buy star players!

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    What an enjoyable challenge!

    Went for standard 4-1-3-2 tactic and adhered to instructions/arrows for LB and RB




    No transfers/loans in or out (or staff)






    Started off like a train in EPL topping the league early doors!

    But sadly we got tough cup draw (v Man City and Liverpool and got knocked out in 1st round of both cups!)

    So - 0 points for cups!

    But league form continued to go well (even though Papiss Cisse needed 6 month re-hab! He soldiered on for us!)

    Fans seemed happy enough....................



    League form continued and gave ourselves a healthy enough lead that we couldn't be caught - Chelsea were close but lost their last 3 games -




    Fans and board were pretty happy with the win!




    We even got SEVEN players in team of season! - so 1,000 points for winning league!



    Scored 78 goals in league and cups (sadly knocked out cups early!) = 780 points

    Loan players (already out on loan before I took job on) are here but I have NOT included their points

    25 Man of the Match awards (again - NOT including the loan players) = 2,500 points




    No players got over 8 average rating - 7.6 was about the best = 0 points

    TOTAL POINTS = 4,280

    Great fun doing this - they have some decent players but in some positions the backups are not great so you need to get lucky on injuries/suspensions and whatever tactic you use!

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    Cheeky fuckers - I only came 3rd in Manager of the year awards!

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    back ups are not great - RUDE

    Out of interest who played in the midfield four? I see Sissoko played a lot from the bench.

    Also, what did you do to our squad numbers!?!

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    Tiote DM with Anita as backup

    Ben Arfa CM (left) - Marveaux backup
    Cabaye - CM (Centre and playmaker)
    Guitterez - CM (right)

    Sissoko backup for Cabaye/Guitterez

    Adam Campbell (who?!) backed up Shola and Cisse up front - Goofy's brother (Gouffran) did shit in first 10 games so didn't bother with him much after that. Sammy Ameobi would have been next for backup but he didn't get out of reserves really

    Squad numbers - I always let CPU choose them. Usually gives me an indication who CPU thinks is a good player but I don't take any real notice and don't really care about squad numbers

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    Adam Campbell will be the next Geordie number 9. You heard it here first!

    Well Done on winning it!

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    Tactics

    Spoiler!


    Transfer In/Out


    Spoiler!


    Loans In/Out

    Spoiler!


    Premier League


    Spoiler!


    FA Cup

    Spoiler!


    League Cup

    Spoiler!


    Goals

    Spoiler!


    Man of the Match & Average Ratings

    Spoiler!


    Points

    Premier League Champions ~ 1000 points

    FA Cup Winners ~ 500 points

    League Cup Winners ~ 250 points

    Players with Average Rating above 8 ~ 1000 points (Ben Arfa & Tioté)

    Man of the Match Awards ~ 3700 points (37 x 100 points)

    Goals for all Competitions ~ 1230 (123 x 10 points)

    Total

    Challenge Total ~ 7680 VOID DUE TO TACTIC

    A nice challenge, kudos to the author.
    Last edited by Jesus; 30-01-14 at 01:00 PM. Reason: Challenge Total Void

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    Wow - hell of a result for you there mate! Blew my score out of the water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Wow - hell of a result for you there mate! Blew my score out of the water!
    Indeed, however, I've just noticed the following..

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Forrest View Post
    -You must have four at the back like this



    - Your formation must be non-WIBWOB


    - Attacking mentality and offside trap must always be on in team instructions

    - All other team and player instructions are up to you
    Oh bother, looks like I need to restart.

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    Thanks for the honesty... maybe you Citeh fans aren't all bad

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    Your tactic look ok tho? You do have 4 at back with arrows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Your tactic look ok tho? You do have 4 at back with arrows?
    I wib/wobbed the shit out of it though.

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    Good honesty dude!

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    The Entertainers

    Great challenge and a little hard. When you play teams with good goalkeepers, you often lose...

    First the screens:

    Spoiler!

    Variable form in the premier league. To many conceded goals, but managed to score 81 goals!

    Spoiler!

    And here's the goalscorers. Remy got sold almost halfway in the season, just when he started scoring and playing good.
    Also got 23 Man of the match awards..

    Spoiler!



    This will give me 880pts for goals scored and 2300pts for man of the match awards.

    Thats a total of 3180 pts.

    If only we've lasted longer in the cups...

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    Good effort mate - hell of a tactic!

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    Definitely going to give this one a try tonight!

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