Disclaimer89's English Premier League Chairman Game - FM 2015 Edition

Znik

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Champions League baby! That is some vindication for Montella, despite selling away all the top prospects I secured over the years.... :( :(

He better be developing the other ones well!
 
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Man Utd are back on top of the Premier League only just beating out the free scoring Man Citu who almost broke the 100 goal barrier.Arsenal were a further 4 points back, draws costing them a shot at the title and Tottenham edged out Chelsea & West Brom to finish 4th.
Sorry to say this WBA fans but due to Championship team Stoke finishing runners up in the FA Cup they get the final Europa League spot with Chelsea and League Cup winners Southampton.


Dud signing of the season
Bruno Fernandes - Chelsea
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Over £20m spent and he's hardly kicked a ball and when he has it looks like he would have been better off not!


Devastated to have missed out on the CL spot but happy we cashed in on this flop
 

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Summer 2022





World Cup
France 3-1 Turkey AET
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2 goals from Lacazette in Extra time secured back to back World Cup wins for France. Nigeria beat Paraguay in the 3rd place play off. Russia, Brazil, Ivory Coast & Belgium lost in the Quarter Finals, Former Winners Italy, Spain & Argentina all went out at the group phase. Just noticed England didnt even qualify finishing being Turkey & Sweden




Transfers
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Man City are the only team to spend over £20m on two players while selling wonderkid Gerson for £4.9m. Tottenham & Man Utd add more depth if not talent. Southampton are the big spenders in this window. Ronaldo still going at 37 years old has 2 goals in 3 games. Philipp Lahm retired , Chelsea make £24m loss on Avdijaj as he joins PSG., Georginio Wijnaldum joins Notts County on a free, Much travled Olade Chamberlin moves to Southampton for £15m, Falcao, AC Milan & Hummels to Real Madrid end there Premiers League careers.




European Super Cup
Arsenal 3-0 Wolfsburg
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Community shield
Man Utd 2-0 Man City
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Testimonials of note

Sergio Aguero - Man City
Phil Jones & David De Gea - Man Utd



 

Znik

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Why the **** has 3 CL triumphs and consecutive title challenges and wins turned us into a selling club? We sell another great talent and buy Jon Flanagan?!?!
 

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Season 2022/23





League
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New name on the Premiership trophy as Spurs led by Barbosa, Firmino and regen striker Nicolas Marino
They were a very comfortable 9 points clear at the top with Man City following behind in 2nd. Chelsea & Arsenal secured the other Champions League spots. For Man Utd & West Ham it was Europa League only.
At the other end we loose Hull, Fulham & Cardiff with Liverpool by 1 point & Southampton by 1 goal survived.




Player Stats
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Romanian wing back Ion Iordanescu was the star of a poor United team. While Robert Lewadowski hit 31 goals while Zach Clough managed a manic 22.




Sim awards


Team Of the season
Tottenham rise from a solid top 4 to the league winners with one of the bigger margins.




Team let down of the season
Southampton They had a mental strike force. Lamela, Ronaldo, Oxlade Chamberlain, Okonkwo, Kane & Unai yet they only survived by 1 goal.




Player of the season
Eden Hazard
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Played a huge role in leading his team back to the Champions League




Player let down of the season
Jay Dasilva
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Welshman played a large role in WBA's regressive form




Signing of the season
Jordy Van Laere
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Bolton left back arrived from Olympiakos for only £3m and in his 1st season he was either the 2nd or 3rd best wing back in the league.




Top Scorer
Robert Lewandowski
31 Goals

Now 34 years old the Polish striker scored more goals than ever before and won the award for the 3rd time.




Golden Ball
Paul Pogba
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The Frenchman led his nation to back to back world cups.




FA Cup Final
Chelsea 2-0 Middlesbrough
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Lewandowski led his team to cup glory at last.




League Cup
Nottm Forest 4-0 Arsenal
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Nottm Forest dominated this competition






Champions League
Bayern 2-2 Arsenal, Bayern win on Pens
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So close to another Man Utd Arsenal final but this time Bayern turned current form on its head to beat Arsenal on the penaltys. Bayern 2-2 Arsenal




Europa League
Marseille 3-2 Chelsea
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For the second season in a row a London team's Europa League teams dream.






January Transfers
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Man City make 3 of the top 6 transfers with the other 2 transfers were outside the EPL




Manager Movements
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Biggest move by a mile is Jose Mourinho returning to Chelsea to bring them back to the Champions League & winning a FA Cup along the way.




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Love how awesome a team Spurs have become. Gonna put it all down to the solid foundations I laid out :D
 

Znik

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So close to another CL triumph! But catastrophic league form! We better make big moves in the summer!

Checked out the save. Where have our money gone? We have made transfer profits the last 3 years, selling loads of players who have become great players :( And still there are no funds to spend :( Seems Arsenal need me to function!
 
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Summer 2023





Transfers
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Man Utd spend £27m on a striker that has no history of scoring goals, Chelsea make a few big moves including signing Bolton's signing of the season Van Laere among the £100m they spent including former Stoke midfielder Yanick Gerhardt & Hull forward Joaquim Pinho. Arsenal sold Messi to Juventus for £1.7m and made one big transfer adding former Spurs & Swansea striker Malcom for £24m. Villa sold Jabbari to Real Madrid for £20m, Crystal Palace are lost there best player Kristoffer Ajer to Palermo, Little excitment at Liverpool who are a relegation waiting ti happen. Man City also went over £100m buying former Man Utd midfielder Stefan Hellgren for over £37m. Great work stand in chairman! another former United & Chelsea defender Serigo, ex West Brom Josh Kimmich and former Cardiff winger Timo Werner join the city bandwagon of former EPL players joinging City. Man Utd's signing are as uninspiring as the current team is. Nottm Forest spent over £40m biggest deal for EPL journeyman Bryan Cristante, QPR spend over £30m but still dont seem able to replace the stars they've sold. Southampton's summer was spent spending £24m on a new midfielder after selling Naby Keita for £24m. 38 year old Ronaldo is still in town. Sunderland get £11m from PSG for Mdudzi Mahashe and spend it very well on Ulrik Ytterdard Jenssen who's been a star in France & Portugal. Champions Spurs spend the summer adding depth to there squad with no major signings. West Brom were there usual busy self loosing Santos to Inter Milan and Sandro Helmes to Spurs. Nothing too exciting from there £43m spending spree.



European Super Cup
Bayern 1-1 Marseille, Marseille win on penaltys
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The french side strike a blow for the Europa league teams and win there 1st ever super cup


Community shield
Chelsea 5-2 Tottenham
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The London sides play out a classic.


Premier League Testimonials
Oscar - Chelsea
Hazard - Chelsea
Ben Gibson - Middlesbrough
Henri Lansbury - Nottm Forest
Hugo Lloris - Tottenham


 

Znik

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Fantastic to see our youth product Pinho making it at the top.... after being sold away cheaply only to become a great player :(
 

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Season 2023/24





League
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Man Utd rebel from there season without Champions League action bu winning the League by 7 points.
Chelsea, Arsenal & Tottenham return to the Champions League
Man City, Southampton & Sunderland go into the Europa League.
Stoke, Norwich & Bolton go down despite Stoke with Sagers & Bolton with Zach Clough being two of the leagues top strikers



Player Stats
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Berardi & Lewandowski tie for the golden boot, Iordanescu is the highest rated player over Neymar and long term club pillars, Hazard Sterling & Depay






Sim awards




Team Of the season
Sunderland

Led by 31 goal man Hugo Corona and some very shrewed signings including two of the top wing backs in the league and some good Man Utd youth players gave them a top half finish and a thrilling FA Cup victory




Team let down of the season
Stoke
Returned to the Premier League after making voer £100m in profit in player sales while in the Championship but despite a huge budget & a top striker Russell Slade couldnt keep them up.




Player of the season
Memphis Depay
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Now 30 a season after leading Tottenham to there first title Memphis gets his personal award for a wonder season including 16 goals and 25 assists




Player let down of the season
Curtis Fox
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Ok the former Man City youngsters stats are not grate but looking at those stats he probably kept Stoke from a Champions League Spot he was so awful




Signing of the season
David Bazan - QPR
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£3.5m from the PSG reserve team to having the 20th best Ave rating in the league.




Top Scorer
Robert Lewandowski & Domanic Berardi
30 Goals
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Surley this will be Lewandowski's last big season! 6 seasons at Chelsea 335 games, 248 goals. Kudos to Berardi who i still wont understand for leaving me at Man Utd for Barcelona for a £40m loss after one season!




Golden Ball
Bernardo Silva - Bayern
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Did we all miss out on this one? Bayern grabbed him in 2017 for £6.75m




FA Cup Final
Sunderland 3-2 Arsenal
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They thrashed Newcastle 4-0 in the last 16, Beat Man City in the Semi then Arsenal in the final




League Cup
Stoke 0-2 Tottenham
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Spurs get some more silverware




Champions League
Arsenal 3-0 Marseilles
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After beating Real in the last 16 Arsenal waltzed to there 2nd title in 3 years and 6th final in the last 8. This could have been harder than it looked as the final was in Marseilles stadium. Weak looking last 16 too with Granada, Marseilles, Zenit, Ajax, Monaco & Torino present.




Europa League
Man Utd 3-1 Nurnberg AET
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Speaking of domination & Weak last 16's this waltz to the title sets up the first Arsenal - Man Utd game in the Super Cup




January Transfers
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Arsenal Spend £17m on a Southampton teenager. Harry Calderwell was the only £10m+ transfer to make a impact of note.




Manager Movements
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Gary Bowyer left Norwich for West Ham pre season with Nigel Clough failing to keep them in the top flight. Bolton sacked Russell Slade as they struggled and replaced him with club legend Kevin Nolan. Slade was soon back in work aStoke replacing the sacked Gary Rowett. Man City was the biggest Manager change sacking Antonio Conte for former Aberdeen & Sunderland manager Derek McInnes. West Broms 2 year decline led to Rashid Rahimov getting the boot for Garry Rowett while Eddie Howe's sacking at Villa ended the seasons activity.


Ronaldo Retires
World football says goodby to Cristiano Ronaldo who calls it a day at the end of the season
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Matt419

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Glad to see Spurs doing well still. Memphis has had an exceptional career at Spurs. He was a bargain for whatever I bought him for :D
 

stonecold

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So thats 5 seasons we've simmed and taken us a decade through the game since we started in 2014/15. So i ask where too now. Most of the big name players we brought in have moved on so i was thinking we do a decade review then either stop it here or set up another save and do longer sims, say two 5 year saves that would eventually go to 2035 so all our players would have retired and our clubs would have gone through huge changes and we'll see what kind of legacy we've left!

What do you think?
 

Znik

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Well, it all depends on what you can be arsed to do really :p

I'm pleased with a decade review, as I feel our influence is fading now. All my lovely talents have been wasted! Still, another CL triumph!

As only a few of us follow this now, I think you can save yourself the extra work of simming another 10 years :p

Really love that you've bothered with this though, fantastic work!
 

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For scoring so much, I don't understand how Lewa hasn't come close to the Golden Ball...
 
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an every 5 year update is good for me... (possible with a chance to change a few things say, stadium + facilities and perhaps 2 signings (1 youth + 1 other)

That's everyone is up for that i don't mind tbh....
Is nice to check the thread considering i don't have FM16 yet...
 

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A Disclaimer Decade



Due to all the changes not all club chairmen are listed. If you want your name next to a team you were in charge of PM me and I'll sort it out




Arsenal - Znik
A Wenger 96-16
L Slutskiy 16-17
V Montella 17-
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Was Znik the winner of the save? Hard to argue otherwise. Only club along with Man City to finish in the top 4 every season. Won the most Champions league's, Only 2 League titles is not a bad downside!




Aston Villa - WonderKid360

13 Managers
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The Clubs 30 year stay in the Premiership ends and the club are arguably in better shape now after cutting some fat in the Championship. 3 Mid Table finishes in a row is testament to that.


Burnley - StoryTimeFM
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Never got back into a playoff spot never mind look like getting promoted.




Cardiff - bcfc1
Russell Slade 14-23
Ignacio Ambriz 23-23
Nigel Pearson 23-
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Promoted from the Championship in the first season and were a midtable side till 2022/23 When they finished bottom. Will be staying in the Championship next season.




Chelsea - AW190
Jose Mourniho 13-17
Carlo Ancelotti 17-18
Antonio Conte 18-20
Ramon Diaz 20-22
Luis Enrique 22-22
Jose Mourninho 22-
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Failure to improve the squad in the early seasons along with some questionable manager changes have seen Chelsea spend the last 7 seasons away from a title challenge. The FA Cup remains there's on average almost one ever two seasons. If only Lewandowski came earlier with some better reinforcements!




Crystal Palace - Disclaimer89
Alan Pardew 14-18
Gary Bowyer 18-19
Eddie Howe 19-23
Andy Scott 23-
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Only one top half finish but with the budget & Size of the club just staying in the league with the distraction of running the game gets a thumbs up.




Everton - Yeti01
9 Managers
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Shocked to suffer relegation in 2017 they came right back up but only for 2 seasons as they finished bottom in 2019 and have been in the Championship ever since 3 years in a row making the playoffs but never getting the promotion desired.




Hull City - SaintMotBot
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Since 2017 Hull have spent 4 seasons in the Championship with 2 single season returns both ending with a 19th place finish and instant return to the Championship.




Leicester - rishmanisation
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Without the magic Vardy & Mahrez FM16 update the Foxes were relegated in 2019 ad to this day are still in the Championship




Liverpool - Lippo255
11 Managers
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Want a mess? Well times it by 2 and you have Liverpool. Nobody could sort these guys out many tried all failed to get them anywhere near the top 4. Now seen finishing bottom half and waiting for a relegation to happen.




Man City - TheJoshster
Manuel Pellegrini 13-16
Pep Guardiola 16-18
Carlo Ancelotti 18-20
Antonio Conte 20-23
Derek McInnes 23-
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Two League titles, 2 League cups and a single FA Cup but no European honor. Hard to say they have evolved from the 2014 team but there still in the hunt every season.




Man Utd - StoneCold
Louis Van Gaal 2014-16
Diego Simeone 2016-
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Like Znik at Arsenal the man in charge of my team these days is a idiot. Run of Champions League football ended last season as we finished 5th. Came back to win one more League title 4 in total is our nest achievement. Still not won a FA Cup but 2 League cups to go with 2 Champions League wins and a Europa League win is the best apart from Arsenal. Shame most of our talent in depth like Arsenal has been given away and replaced with sub standard European players.




Middlesbrough - TornadoTom
6 Managers
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Found themselves in the Premiership for a year in 2016/17 and used that chance to build a squad that came right back up for a further 4 seasons before relegation struck again. Championship winner last season and a top half Premiership finish this season. The future looks bright




Newcastle - Lewie100
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The Toon the quickly progressed into a top 6 team. Sadly once the chairman's control weakened they slid and within 3 seasons were bottom of the table and going into the Championship. 11th in there 1st season recovery may have began by winning the championship.




QPR - crchamp
9 Managers
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Up there with Everton & Southampton for the most shocking relegation. 5th in 2017 then down 1 year later in bottom spot. Never been the same squad since that magic 2016/17 season with many of those players elsewhere in the league.




Southampton - Reubomad
7 Managers
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Went down in season one and came back as a rebuilt force with a new chairman who has kept them in the top half in 5/7 seasons.




Stoke - RVP20
12 Managers
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Despite having a list of top level managers like Deschamps, Rodgers and even Pep they never cracked the top half of the league and eventually relegated in 2021. Came back up last season for one year only but will be back in the championship next season.


Sunderland - xSOViiET
8 Managers
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Big thumbs up for xSOViiET, possibly the best legacy left when you consider the squad he started with consider in the last 6 seasons they have been top half in all but one and won a trophy.




Swansea -FAZZA09
7 Managers
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Two one season stays in the Championship and bottom half every season till now. Are the swans trending upwards at last?




Tottenham - Matt419
Mauricio Pochettino 14-19
Brendan Rodgers 19-
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Another Success story from this save. One really poor season with a 11th in 2018/19 but top 4 finishes in 5 of the last 7 seasons makes them a lock for a top 4 team maybe more after winning the title last season.




Watford - CoolmCool
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6 Managers




West Brom - Bornexplorer88
9 Managers
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Built well on a squad that was at best a bottom half team to a team that spent 3 seasons in a row they finished 6 before dropping back to 10th and 13 in the last 2 years.


West Ham - Footy1
8 Managers
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Looks like the real life 2015/16 squad here. Only two times they finished outside the top half. So close to a top 4 a few times. Wil lit ever happen? We'll never know




Wolves - SaitMotBot
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Like Everton 5 seasons in the playoffs but yet to win promotion!.




Shout out to other sides that were in the EPL later on
Nottm Forest
Norwich
Bolton
Reading
Fulham




English Premiership 2014/24
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Winners

Man Utd 4
Man City 2
Arsenal 2
Chelsea 1
Tottenham 1





FA Cup 2014/24
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Winner
Chelsea 4
West Ham 2
Arsenal 1
Sunderland 1
Man City 1
Liverpool 1




League Cup 2014/24
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Winners
Man City 2
Man Utd 2
Tottenham 2
Chelsea 1
Southampton 1
Nottm Forest 1
Sunderland 1





Champions League 2014/24
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Winners
Arsenal 4
Man Utd 2
Real Madrid 1
Bayern 1
Juventus 1
Paris SG 1
Barcelona never played in a final!




Europa League 2014/24
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Winners
Liverpool 2
Wolfsburg 2
Roma
Leverkusen
Tottenham
Dortmund
Marseilles
Man Utd




Anything else? Then here's our final Save game link!
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And finally a huge thanks to Disclaimer for setting up the save and running it for the first 3 seasons and to Znik and Joshster for running it in the second half. Had great fun playing will you guys and hope to see everyone again in this format


 

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Great to see an and to an amazing game. Happy with what I did with QPR and my adopted Southampton. Disappointed we never won any trophy but that try place season was truely special.
 
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