The Emulation Challenge

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The Emulation Challenge




Everyone has a favourite manager, be it Fergie, Pep, the Special One or so on.



The challenge I present you with is to emulate that manager on FM.



Start where he started.



Manage who he managed.



Win what he won.



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Some managers CV:




Sir Alex Ferguson


(East Stirlingshire, St Mirren, Aberdeen, Scotland, Manchester United)




Jose Mourinho


(Benfica, Leiria, Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid, Chelsea)




Fabio Capello


(Milan, Real Madrid, Milan, Roma, Juventus, Real Madrid, England, Russia)




Roy Hodgson


(Halmstads, Bristol City, Oddevold, Orebro, Malmo, Neuchatel Xamax, Switzerland, Inter, Blackburn, Grasshoppers, Copenhagen, Udinese, UAE, Viking, Finland, Fulham, Liverpool, WBA, England)




Brian Clough


(Hartlepool, Derby, Brighton, Leeds, Nottm Forest)




Bill Shankly


(Carlisle, Grimsby, Workington, Huddersfield, Liverpool)




Arsene Wenger


(Nancy, Monaco, Grampus, Arsenal)


Louis van Gaal

(Ajax, Barcelona, Holland, Barcelona, AZ, Bayern, Holland, Man Utd)
 

W4NKER

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I have done the Sir Alex Ferguson career on every FM since 2008 and as a Man Utd fan I am going to celebrate the appointment of our new manager by trying to copy Louis van Gaal's managerial career.

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Louis van Gaal

Career:



ClubJoinedLeftPldWonDrewLostWin %
Ajax28 September 199130 June 1997278190503868.35
Barcelona1 July 199720 May 2000[SUP][42][/SUP]16693304356.02
Netherlands3 July 2000[SUP][43][/SUP]1 February 2002[SUP][44][/SUP]1584353.33
Barcelona1 July 2002[SUP][45][/SUP]28 January 2003[SUP][46][/SUP]30165953.33
AZ Alkmaar1 July 200530 June 2009176102383657.95
Bayern Munich1 July 2009[SUP][19][/SUP]10 April 2011[SUP][37][/SUP]9659181961.46
Netherlands6 July 2012[SUP][38][/SUP]Present*20117255.00
Manchester United14 July 2014[SUP][40][/SUP]Present0000?
Total78147915215061.33



Honours:

Managerial honours

Ajax



  • Eredivisie: 1993?94, 1994?95, 1995?96
  • KNVB Cup: 1992?93
  • Johan Cruijff Shield: 1993, 1994, 1995
  • UEFA Champions League: 1994?95
  • UEFA Cup: 1991?92
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1995
  • Intercontinental Cup: 1995
Barcelona
  • La Liga: 1997?98, 1998?99
  • Copa del Rey: 1997?98
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1997
AZ
  • Eredivisie: 2008?09
Bayern Munich
  • Bundesliga: 2009?10
  • DFB-Pokal: 2009?10
  • DFB-Supercup: 2010
 

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Louis van Gaal - Season 1 - Ajax

Playing this career on FMC and alongside my Barcelona La Masia game so probably going to Instant Result most matches. Season One already complete.[HR][/HR]Transfers:View attachment 381809League:View attachment 381808
Other Comps:

Champions League: Quarter Final (Lost 2-1 v Bayern Munich)
Dutch Cup: 3rd Round (lost 2-1 v Willem II)
Dutch Super Cup: WINNERS (1-0 v AZ)


**We won the league with great ease, even allowing ourselves a few games to blood some of the famous Ajax youngsters. A typical FM14 match saw use bow out of the Dutch Cup very early. In the Champions League we fought a good fight against the reigning champions but Bayern were just too strong.

Barcelona, van Gaal's next club, won La Liga with similar ease (12 points clear) so Tata Martino won't be getting the sack just yet.**
 
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Louis van Gaal - Season 2 - Ajax

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Transfers:

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Might as well call me Chelsea's feeder team!

League:


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Other Comps:

Champions League: Quarter Final (Lost 1-0 v Barcelona)
Dutch Cup: WINNERS (2-1 v Feyenoord)
Dutch Super Cup: WINNERS (5-0 v NEC)

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Squad:

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A sensational season domestically, unbeaten and a league and cup double. Again, however, a little luck deserted us in the Champions League as we came up against 2014 winners Barcelona. A narrow 1-0 loss at home was hard to take and we gave everything in the second leg but couldn't break them down as the game finished 0-0.

Demba Ba was top goalscorer (he's not on the squad list above) and I signed him permanently for ?4.9m) as well as another loan star, Oriol Romeu (on a free). Chelsea had no interest is selling Wallace, Hazard or Zouma but I will try to get them on loan again, especially Wallace (superb as a right wingback).

Barcelona - A league and CL double last season, they only managed the league title this year so Tata Martino will almost certainly remain in charge.
 

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Keep getting a ****** crash dump on the same date on my Louis van Gaal career!

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So unfortunately I'm going to have to end this career which is a shame as I was into 2018 and won another 3 leagues and 2 cups and had a World Class reputation so moving onto Barcelona was only a matter of time.

I may return and start again later.
 

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So looking a new challenge/career.

Any preferences be it a different emulation career from the first post or a new idea completely. Any thoughts?

No golf or football today because of the weather so lots of FM time.

I'm kind of interested in starting a Head Coach career where I leave everything to the Director of Football and other Staff and concentrate solely on matchday, What you think?
 

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So looking a new challenge/career.

Any preferences be it a different emulation career from the first post or a new idea completely. Any thoughts?

No golf or football today because of the weather so lots of FM time.

I'm kind of interested in starting a Head Coach career where I leave everything to the Director of Football and other Staff and concentrate solely on matchday, What you think?
The head coach idea sounds good, especially as a lot of modern clubs use this approach nowadays
 
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