SAF: Journeyman

ILoveLamp

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SIR ALEX FERGUSON: HIS CAREER
^The Original Thread^

After achieving everything I could during my career copying the managerial path of Sir Alex Ferguson (everything except breaking Ryan Giggs' all time appearance record!), I will set off now on a journeyman career with no set path for my future. However, I will look to stick to some broad challenges that I may or may not:


  • The Champions League Challenge
  • The Pentagon Challenge (COMPLETED 2091)
  • A Youth Academy Challenge
  • Top the Hall of Fame on every continent
  • English Hero Challenge (bottom to top division - ideally with Salford or FC United)
  • A-Z Challenge (win a trophy with a team beginning with A, then B and so
  • The English League Challenge - manage all 92 English league sides from the 2017/18 season
  • The Premier League Challenge - win the EPL with every club that has played in it.
  • The Ultimate FM Challenge - win every league and cup available



Keeping the same manager profile and save we begin in 2063...

Updates here:
UCL Challenge - Steaua Bucharest - 2064
UCL Challenge - Steaua Bucharest - 2065
UCL Challenge - Steaua Bucharest - 2066
2066 WORLD CUP
UCL Challenge - Steaua Bucharest - 2067
2067 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
UCL Challenge - Steaua Bucharest - 2068
Return to Aberdeen - 2069
UCL Challenge - Marseille - 2070
UCL Challenge - Marseille - 2071
UCL Challenge - Marseille - 2072
UCL Challenge - Marseille - 2073
UCL Challenge - Marseille - 2074
UCL Challenge - Hamburg - 2075
UCL Challenge - Hamburg - 2076
UCL Challenge - Hamburg - 2077
UCL/Academy Challenge - Ajax - 2078
UCL/Academy Challenge - Ajax - 2079
UCL/Academy Challenge - Ajax - 2080
UCL/Academy Challenge - Ajax - 2081
UCL/Academy Challenge - Ajax - 2082
UCL/Academy Challenge - Ajax - 2083
Pentagon Challenge - Ajax CT - 2084
Pentagon Challenge - Ajax CT - 2085
Pentagon Challenge - Ajax CT - 2086
Pentagon Challenge - Guangzhou - 2087
Pentagon Challenge - Guangzhou - 2088
Pentagon Challenge - Club America - 2089
Pentagon Challenge - Club America - 2090
Pentagon Challenge - River Plate - 2090
Pentagon Challenge - River Plate - 2091
UCL Challenge - Dortmund - 2093
UCL Challenge - Dortmund - 2094
UCL Challenge - Inter Milan - 2095
UCL Challenge - Inter Milan - 2096
UCL Challenge - Juventus - 2097
UCL Challenge - Bayern Munich - 2098
UCL Challenge - Bayern Munich - 2099
UCL Challenge - Hamburg - 2100
UCL Challenge - Hamburg - 2101

 
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ILoveLamp

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I will begin the next chapter of this career by taking at stab at the Champions League challenge created by Klippybo and Stonecold a few seasons back

His recent thread best describes the challenge and give us the lovely table below..

THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHALLENGE


BADGE
NAME
TIMES WINNER
YEARS WON
POINTS FOR WIN

Real Madrid
12
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017
5

Barcelona
5
1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015
5

Bayern Munich
5
1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013
5

Manchester United
3
1968, 1999, 2008
5

Juventus
2
1985, 1996
5

Chelsea
1
2012
5

Liverpool
5
1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005
10
AC Milan
7
1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007
10

Inter Milan
3
1964, 1965, 2010
10

Borussia Dortmund
1
1997
10
FC Porto
2
1987, 2004
15

Benfica
2
1961, 1962
15

Ajax
4
1971, 1972, 1973, 1995
15

PSV Eindhoven
1
1988
20

Marseille
1
1993
20
Celtic
1
1967
25

Hamburg
1
1983
25

Feyenoord
1
1970
25

Aston Villa
1
1982
30

Nottingham Forest
2
1979, 1980
35

Red Star Belgrade
1
1991
40

Steaua Bucharest
1
1986
50


I'n not really interested in the scoring part, just trying to win it with as many previous winners as possible.

Obviously I've already won it with Man Utd, 22 times (and 4 with Aberdeen) so that is Utd ticked off the list.

I added a few new leagues to my game and after turning down the likes of Roma, Napoli and West Brom(!) only one previous winner had a vacant managerial post...



Steaua Bucharest

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We begin at the bottom!
 

ILoveLamp

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Not sure what is going on here but we have some top class players at Steaua
(Maybe a bug on FM Touch when adding new leagues later in the game)

These guys are way too good for the Romanian league and we aren't the only club to have a sprinkling of top class talent.

Steve Gauthier - I would have snapped him up immediately if I was still at Man Utd.

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To win the Champions League we first must be in it!

UCL Qualifying

Qual 2


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Qual 3

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Playoff

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Ok even I think that was ridiculous!

I know we inherited a sprinkling of top class talent in the squad. I added a couple of centre backs and some youthful depth to the squad but to breeze through qualifying like that is making me think the add/remove league feature is broken somehow.
 

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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL 2064


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We find ourselves in the UCL final at the first time of asking and the first time since 1989.

We face Real Madrid in their home stadium.

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If we didn't have bad luck we would have had no luck in a final to forget.

Our two wingbacks got themselves sent off inside 3 minutes of each other. However we managed to bag a 91st minute equaliser to force extra time.

Our joy was short lived though as our keeper got injured in the 4th minute of added time and we had already made all 3 subs!! One of our strikers went into goal but couldn't do anything as Real Madrid ran away with it in extra time against 8 men and no goalkeeper

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We started off the domestic season quite poorly as we prioritised the UCL qualifying games over the early league fixtures. In fact we were 6th for a brief period. However the squad settled down and we began rising up the table to eventually claim the title, as well as the Romanian Cup (two trophies off the Ultimate FM Challenge of winning every competition)

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Much more importantly our journey to the UCL final has boosted the country's coefficients and will we soon have an automatic Group Stage spot.

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As I expected it didn't take long for the bigger clubs in the bigger leagues to come calling for the Romanian league star players.

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We lose our goalkeeper as well as our star man, Steve Gauthier, after a host of clubs meet his £17m release clause.

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The quality of players available to replace our sales are not close to as good as the players we inherited so last season could well have been the best shot at winning the UCL for the next few years

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A Third Scottish Stint

I return as Scotland manager to target some international trophies. I took France to runners up in the International League but we got beat in the second of Euro 2064 by Ireland despite being utterly dominant.

I have learnt now not to become the international manager of a league that isn't loaded or has a significant amount of international players available. Ghana had 14 players for the ACN, France had more available players but about 90% were aged 33+

Scotland have over 150 available players, most playing in the loaded English Premier League. I will add the Scottish league to increase the players available as well to keep an eye on Celtic who I will manage at some point as part of the Champions League challenge.

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UCL Qualifying 2064/65

Next season we have an automatic Group Stage spot. If we do well this season in qualifying we should hopefully keep that automatic spot for a few years (or the remainder of my stay in Romania)

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We enter this year at the Playoff stage and easily dispatch of Slovan Bratislava to reach the Group Stage for the second successive year.

And for the second year we get a horrible group..

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