W4NKERs Global Explosion

W4NKER

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Some of you may be familiar with my long term FM13 career that started off as a Pentagon Challenge and ended in a global trek all the way to 2145.

http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/football-manager-2013-manager-stories/109923-w4nkers-pentagon-champions-league-challenge.html

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On release of the Beta I started that journey again, largely using instant result and only watching the big league or cup games in instant result the assistant manager struggles to deal with red cards.

I suppose the way I play FMC these days is a sort of Director of Football role - buying/selling players and staff, overseeing training, loans and contract talks and leaving (most) of the matchday stuff to the assistant.

As a result I progress through seasons rather quickly which is what I like. Anyway, this thread will report the progress of my FMC14 career which I will keep playing until FM15.

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GOALS

- Complete the Pentagon Challenge
{Completed 2028 - posts 1-35}

- Win all International Competitions

-Gold Cup - Mexico 2023
- Copa America - Argentina 2039
- Confederations Cup - Argentina 2041
- World Cup
- European Championships - England 2084- African Cup of Nations - Algeria 2101

- Emulate the career of Sir Alex Ferguson

- Complete all the steam Hero achievements
(Spanish Hero - Completed 2031 - post 48)
(French Hero - Completed 2123 - post 334)(English Hero - Completed 2055 - post 99-107)
(Italian Hero)
(Scottish Hero - Complete 2067 - post 139)
{Brazilian Hero - Completed 2063 - post 123}

- Top the Hall of Fame in each continent
(2 of 5)

- Get FC United of Manchester to the top of world football

Generate a Son ingame
Achieved 2084
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- Unlock all Steam achievements

{92/108 - 85%}

- Champions League Challenge
{3 of 22 teams won}

- Manage all 92 English League teams
{7 of 92 teams managed}

- The Red Bull Challenge LINK

- Win All FM Trophies LINK

- Beat my record of 2145


..and many others that will spring to mind later

 
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The Career So Far

SeasonTeamDivisionPosNationCupChamps
League
2013/14FC Cape TownFirst Division1STSouth AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15FC Cape TownPremier League5th*South AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15SuperSport UtdPremier League9thSouth AfricaRU-
2015/16Ajax CTPremier League2ndSouth AfricaW-
2016/17Ajax CTPremier League1STSouth AfricaWGroup
Stage
2017/18Ajax CTPremier League1ST*South Africa-WINNERS
2018ShenxinSuper League7thChina3rd
Rnd
-
2019GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWRunners
Up
2020GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWWINNERS
2021/22AtlanteFirst DivisionOS - 6th
CS - 2nd
MexicoQF-
2022/23AtlanteFirst DivisionOS - 3rd
CS - 3rd
Mexico-WINNERS
2023MexicoGold CupWINNERS---
2023RacingPremier Division1st*Argentina6th
Rnd
-
2023/24BocaPremier Division4thArgentina-Runners
Up
2024/25BocaPremier Division1STArgentinaQFWINNERS
2025/26BilbaoLa Liga4thSpain--
2026/27BarcelonaLa Liga1STSpainW-
(Europa League Winners)
2027/28BarcelonaLa Liga1STSpainWWINNERS
2028/29BurgosSecond Division B210thSpain--
2029/30BurgosSecond Division B21STSpain--
2030/31BurgosLiga Adelante1STSpainSF-
2031/32Melbourne HeartsA-League2ndAustraliaSF-
2032/33Melbourne
Hearts
A-League1STAustraliaW-
2033/34Melbourne
Hearts
A-League1STAustraliaRURunners
Up
2034/35Melbourne
Hearts
A-League1STAustraliaWGroup
Stage
2035/36Melbourne
Hearts
A-League1STAustraliaSFWINNERS
2036/37NorwichPremier
League
12thEngland--
2037/38NorwichPremier League2ndEnglandFA(SF)
LC
Winners
-
2038/39Man UtdPremier
League
1STEnglandFA W
LC W
EL
Winners
2039ArgentinaCopa
America
1STArgentina--
2039/40Man UtdPremier
League
1STEnglandFA 6th
LC W
WINNERS
2040ArgentinaOlympic
Games
1STArgentina--
2040/41ChelseaPremier
League
1STEnglandFA 4th
LC RU
-
2041ArgentinaConfederations
Cup
1STArgentina--
2041/42ChelseaPremier
League
4thEnglandFA W
LC QF
Semi
Final
2042/43ItalyEuro
Qualifiers
1STItaly--
2044ItalyEuropean
Championship
2nd
Rnd
Italy--
2044/45Yuen LongFirst
Division
5thHong KongFA SF
LC 2nd Rnd
-
2045/46Yuen LongFirst
Division
3rdHong KongFA W
LC W
-
2046/47Yuen LongFirst
Division
1STHong
Kong
FA RU
LC W
Semi
Final
2047/48Yuen LongFirst
Division
1STHong
Kong
FA W
LC W
2nd
Rnd
2048/49Yuen LongFirst
Division
1STHong
Kong
FA W
LC W
QF
2049/50AltrinchamSkrill
North
11thEngland--
2050/51AltrinchamSkrill
North
1STEnglandFA 3rd R
LC N/A
-
2051/52AltrinchamSkrill
Premier
1STEnglandFA 1st R
LC N/A
-
2052/53AltrinchamLeague
Two
1STEnglandFA 2nd R
LC 1st R
-
2053/54AltrinchamLeague
One
1STEnglandFA 3rd R
LC 4th R
-
2054/55AltrinchamChampionship1STEnglandFA 3rd R
LC 4th R
-
2055/56AltrinchamPremier
League
6thEnglandFA 6th R
LC 3rd R
-
2056/57AltrinchamPremier
League
3rdEnglandFA SF
LC RU
-

2057/58AltrinchamPremier
League
2ndEnglandFA 6th R
LC W
Semi
Final
2058/59AltrinchamPremier
League
1STEnglandFA SF
LC QF
1st KO
Rnd
2059ChileCopa
America
1STChile--
2059/60AltrinchamPremier
League
1STEnglandFA 4th R
LC QF
1st KO
Rnd
2060/61AltrinchamPremier
League
1STEnglandFA 6th R
LC SF
WINNERS
2062SergipeSerie
C
1STBrazilFA 3rd R
SC W
-
2063SergipeSerie
B
1STBrazilFA QF
SC W
-
2064/65ClydeLeague
Two
1STScotlandFA 4th R
LC 2nd R
-
2065/66ClydeLeague
One
1STScotlandFA 4th R
LC 1st R
-
2066/67ClydeChampionship

1STScotlandFA 4th R
LC SF
-
2067/68ClydePremier
League
2nd*ScotlandFA -
LC -
-
2068/69DR Congo--DR Congo--
2069/70DR Congo--DR Congo--
2070/71AC
Milan
Serie A1STItalyCI WEL
Winners
2071/72AltrinchamPremier
League
1STEnglandFA W
LC W
-
2072/73AltrinchamPremier
League
1STEnglandFA W
LC SF
WINNERS
2073/74AltrinchamPremier
League
1STEnglandFA W
LC 3rd R
Quarter
Final
2074/75AltrinchamPremier
League
2ndEnglandFA SF
LC W
WINNERS
2075/76AltrinchamPremier
League
2ndEnglandFA SF
LC W
WINNERS
2076/77AltrinchamPremier League
1STEnglandFA 3rd R
LC W
1st KO
Rnd
2077/78AltrinchamPremier
League
2ndEnglandFA SF
LC W
WINNERS
2078/79AltrinchamPremier
League
2ndEnglandFA W
LC 4th R
WINNERS
2079/80AltrinchamPremier
League
1STEnglandFA W
LC RU
WINNERS
2080/81AltrinchamPremier
League
1STEnglandFA 5th R
LC RU
Runners
Up
2081/82AltrinchamPremier
League
1STEnglandFA W
LC RU
WINNERS
2082/83AltrinchamPremier
League
2ndEnglandFA 3rd R
LC QF
WINNERS
2083/84AltrinchamPremier
League
1STEnglandFA W
LC W
WINNERS
2084/85MonzaLiga Pro
Group A
1STItalyCI 1st R-
2086DroghedaAirtricity
Prem
-IrelandFA -
LC -
-
2087DroghedaAirtricity
Prem
2ndIrelandFA RU
LC 2nd R
-
2088DroghedaAirtricity
Prem
1STIrelandFA RU
LC W
-
2089DroghedaAirtricity
Prem
1STIrelandFA SF
LC RU
Group
Stage
2090DroghedaAirtricity
Prem
1STIrelandFA W
LC W
EL
Playoff
2091DroghedaAirtricity
Prem
1STIrelandFA W
LC QF
EL
1st KO
2092Drogheda
Airtricity
Prem
1STIrelandFA W
LC W
1st KO
Rnd
2093DroghedaAirtricity
Prem
1STIrelandFA W
LC W
EL
1st KO
2094DroghedaAirtricity
Prem
1STIrelandFA W
LC W
EL
1st KO
2095DroghedaAirtricity
Prem
1STIrelandFA W
LC RU
1st KO
Rnd
2096Aston
Villa

Premier
League
15thEnglandFA -
LC -
-
2096/97Aston
Villa
Premier
League
5thEnglandFA W
LC W
-
2097/98Aston
Villa
Premier
League
3rdEnglandFA RU
LC 3rd R
EL
QF
2098/2099Aston
Villa

Premier
League
1STEnglandFA 5th R
LC W
Semi
Finals
2099/2100Aston
Villa
Premier
League
1STEnglandFA W
LC 3rd R
WINNERS
2100/01Liverpool

Premier
League
-EnglandFA
LC
-
2101/02Perth
Glory
A
League
1STAustraliaW-
2102/03Perth
Glory
A
League
1STAustraliaWWINNERS
2103/04Perth
Glory
A
League
1STAustraliaWWINNERS
2104/05Perth
Glory
A
League
1STAustraliaWWINNERS
2105/06Perth
Glory
A
League
1STAustraliaW-
2106/07Preston
NE
League
One
1STEnglandFA 4th R
LC 3rd R
-
2107/08BradfordChampionship

-EnglnadFA
LC
-
 
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As I said I started this a couple of weeks ago and some may have seen my progress in the older thread so a few quick updates here to show you were I'm at.

I started off unemployed and in South Africa, taking over FC Cape Town and leading them to the title and immediate promotion to the Premier League.

After a great start where we were sitting 5th, the much bigger SuperSport Utd came calling. Though sitting below us in the league they had much greater resources so I left my first club.

Despite taking the club from a relegation battle to a 9th place finish we lost the SA Cup final and I was very harshly sacked the day after!

It all worked out in the end as Ajax CT soon approached me and they are my favourite RSA team with a great youth system so it was only a matter of time before we were challenging for the African Champions League.


SeasonTeamDivisionPosNationCupChamps
League
2013/14FC Cape TownFirst Division1STSouth AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15FC Cape TownPremier League5th*South AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15SuperSport UtdPremier League9thSouth AfricaRU-
2015/16Ajax CTPremier League2ndSouth AfricaW-



*when I left
 

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Good luck! Your 2145 story on fm13 inspired me to do my own long term save in fm14, taking an amateur club from the lowest Danish division to Champions League glory!
 

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2016 to 18

We won the Premier Soccer League the following season and progress through the Group Stage of the African Champions League (with the knockout stages being at the start of the next season such is the way our league calender lies).

With relative ease we made it to the final were we faced local rivals Sundowns.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

First Leg


Second Leg

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Was a bit worried going into the first leg as we had hit a sticky patch of form but we blew away Sundowns and practically sealed my first CL win in the first leg alone.


Off to Asia now I think..


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SeasonTeamDivisionPosNationCupChamps
League
2013/14FC Cape TownFirst Division1STSouth AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15FC Cape TownPremier League5th*South AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15SuperSport UtdPremier League9thSouth AfricaRU-
2015/16Ajax CTPremier League2ndSouth AfricaW-
2016/17Ajax CTPremier League1STSouth AfricaWGroup
Stage
2017/18Ajax CTPremier League1ST*South Africa-WINNERS




*when I left
 

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Season 2018 - Shenxin

After leaving Africa as CL champion I headed to China and Shenxin, a poor team that I treated as a stepping stone to a more prominent Asian side.

Predicted for a relegation battle so only using Shenxin as a stepping stone on the way to a serious Asian team who I can fight for the Champions League with.

Anyway, a 7th place finish was more than satisfactory given our very limited resources. Guangzhou, under legend Marcello Lippi, ran away with the League title.

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[HR][/HR]Season 2019

The legend that is Lippi finally retired into the sunset at the beginning of the season so I immediately applied for the vacant Guangzhou job as they are THE dominant force in China. Maybe I could turn them into potential Champions League challengers.

After a nervous wait I was finally offered the job. Unfortunately the millionaire owner had left at this stage so we wouldn't be bringing an Anelka or Drogba in so the Champions League will be tough



League Table and Champions League finish


Reaching the CL final in our first season was good and I hoped we could ****** it at the first attempt. However, we were totally outclassed in the final by Seoul (Korean teams are much better than Chinese ones in Asia).

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A league title gives us another crack at the CL next year.

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SeasonTeamDivisionPosNationCupChamps
League
2013/14FC Cape TownFirst Division1STSouth AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15FC Cape TownPremier League5th*South AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15SuperSport UtdPremier League9thSouth AfricaRU-
2015/16Ajax CTPremier League2ndSouth AfricaW-
2016/17Ajax CTPremier League1STSouth AfricaWGroup
Stage
2017/18Ajax CTPremier League1ST*South Africa-WINNERS
2018ShenxinSuper League7thChina3rd
Rnd
-
2019GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWRunners
Up


*when I left


 
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ASIA CONQUERED!

After last season's loss in the the ACL Final we managed to go one better with a fairly dominant win. Not bad considering we had 8 players away on international duty (for a meaningless friendly no less!).






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Off to Mexico to try and win the North American Champions League.








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SeasonTeamDivisionPosNationCupChamps
League
2013/14FC Cape TownFirst Division1STSouth AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15FC Cape TownPremier League5th*South AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15SuperSport UtdPremier League9thSouth AfricaRU-
2015/16Ajax CTPremier League2ndSouth AfricaW-
2016/17Ajax CTPremier League1STSouth AfricaWGroup
Stage
2017/18Ajax CTPremier League1ST*South Africa-WINNERS
2018ShenxinSuper League7thChina3rd
Rnd
-
2019GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWRunners
Up
2020GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWWINNERS
2021/22AtlanteFirst Division-Mexico--




*when I left
 

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Season 2021/22

Mexico has a strange league system with an Opening Stage and Closing Stage, each with a playoff to determine the winner - so basically there are two champions per season.

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Opening Stage


Finished 6th but knocked out in the Quarter Final against a higher ranked team.

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Closing Stage

Finished 6th again but had a magical journey all the way to the Final but sadly we couldn't make the dream come true as we came unstuck in a penalty shootout.

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Not bad though for a poor team and I'm always on the lookout for a bigger club to hasten the challenge.
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SeasonTeamDivisionPosNationCupChamps
League
2013/14FC Cape TownFirst Division1STSouth AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15FC Cape TownPremier League5th*South AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15SuperSport UtdPremier League9thSouth AfricaRU-
2015/16Ajax CTPremier League2ndSouth AfricaW-
2016/17Ajax CTPremier League1STSouth AfricaWGroup
Stage
2017/18Ajax CTPremier League1ST*South Africa-WINNERS
2018ShenxinSuper League7thChina3rd
Rnd
-
2019GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWRunners
Up
2020GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWWINNERS
2021/22AtlanteFirst DivisionOS - 6th
CS - 2nd
MexicoQF-


*when I left
 

W4NKER

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NACL CHAMPS!!

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A very unexpected CL win especially after the first leg defeat. Would have had to resign after the final no matter what as the club's debts were spiralling out off control with over ?7m and rising.

Also the first time I have won the CL without having actually won the domestic league at least once. Ah well, I'll not be staying around to worry about it. Off to South America and Argentina or Brazil next then finish off in Europe.

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SeasonTeamDivisionPosNationCupChamps
League
2013/14FC Cape TownFirst Division1STSouth AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15FC Cape TownPremier League5th*South AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15SuperSport UtdPremier League9thSouth AfricaRU-
2015/16Ajax CTPremier League2ndSouth AfricaW-
2016/17Ajax CTPremier League1STSouth AfricaWGroup
Stage
2017/18Ajax CTPremier League1ST*South Africa-WINNERS
2018ShenxinSuper League7thChina3rd
Rnd
-
2019GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWRunners
Up
2020GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWWINNERS
2021/22AtlanteFirst DivisionOS - 6th
CS - 2nd
MexicoQF-
2022/23AtlanteFirst DivisionOS - 3rd
CS - 3rd
Mexico-WINNERS
2023MexicoGold CupWINNERS---

*when I left
 

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Season 2024/25

After resigning from Mexico and Atlante I spent several weeks waiting for the right job in South America to arrive.

Eventually Racing Club approached me and I packed my bags for Argentina.

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Five teams qualify for the Copa Libertadores.


- Opening stage Winner
- Closing Stage Winner
- Overall League Winner
- Copa Argentina Winner
- Highest ranked team outside of the above 4.


So really a cup win or a top five finish should see us hopefully qualify for the Copa.

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The season started off better than I could ever have expected as we were the early pacesetters. We were however knocked out of the Copa Argentina.

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I thought with current form we could clinch the Final Stage championship and an place in the CL. Then...

BOCA COME CALLING!

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I couldn't resist and had to take this huge job. They've underperformed but have greater resources than Racing which will ultimately help me complete the 4th part of the Pentagon Challenge.

SeasonTeamDivisionPosNationCupChamps
League
2013/14FC Cape TownFirst Division1STSouth AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15FC Cape TownPremier League5th*South AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15SuperSport UtdPremier League9thSouth AfricaRU-
2015/16Ajax CTPremier League2ndSouth AfricaW-
2016/17Ajax CTPremier League1STSouth AfricaWGroup
Stage
2017/18Ajax CTPremier League1ST*South Africa-WINNERS
2018ShenxinSuper League7thChina3rd
Rnd
-
2019GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWRunners
Up
2020GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWWINNERS
2021/22AtlanteFirst DivisionOS - 6th
CS - 2nd
MexicoQF-
2022/23AtlanteFirst DivisionOS - 3rd
CS - 3rd
Mexico-WINNERS
2023MexicoGold CupWINNERS---
2024/25RacingPremier Division1st*Argentina6th
Rnd
-
2024/25BocaPremier Division-Argentina--


*when I left

 

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(Last one then we are up to date )

We ended the Final Stage well, rising from 9th to 4th.

More importantly however, when I took over Boca were still in the Copa Libertadores though hanging on by the skin of their teeth.

Needing a win to stay in the group in my very first game in charge we battered a Peruivan side 5-0 to sneak into the knockout rounds.

Then with relative ease we disposed of Independiente, Colo Colo and Velez to set up an unlikely Copa Libertadores Final against Botafogo.
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Sadly, we couldn't match them as we suffered two 1-0 leg defeats.

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View attachment 462018


Back to the drawing board but the previous manager's poor record means we haven't qualified for next season's Copa Libertadores so looks like we have at least one more full season to build a team capable of winning it.
SeasonTeamDivisionPosNationCupChamps
League
2013/14FC Cape TownFirst Division1STSouth AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15FC Cape TownPremier League5th*South AfricaPre
Rnd
-
2014/15SuperSport UtdPremier League9thSouth AfricaRU-
2015/16Ajax CTPremier League2ndSouth AfricaW-
2016/17Ajax CTPremier League1STSouth AfricaWGroup
Stage
2017/18Ajax CTPremier League1ST*South Africa-WINNERS
2018ShenxinSuper League7thChina3rd
Rnd
-
2019GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWRunners
Up
2020GuangzhouSuper League1STChinaWWINNERS
2021/22AtlanteFirst DivisionOS - 6th
CS - 2nd
MexicoQF-
2022/23AtlanteFirst DivisionOS - 3rd
CS - 3rd
Mexico-WINNERS
2023MexicoGold CupWINNERS---
2023RacingPremier Division1st*Argentina6th
Rnd
-
2023/24BocaPremier Division4thArgentina-Runners
Up



*when I left

 
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2024/25 First Stage

After a slow start we hit a great run of form and clinched the First Stage title meaning a spot in the upcoming Copa Libertadores.

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In the January transfer window I had to fight off several of Europe's biggest clubs who are sniffing around my players. Only lost one, a centre midfielder to Roma for 7,900,000 but I could easily sell most of my starting eleven to most clubs in Europe.

Failure to qualify for last year's Copa Lib meant a place in the Copa Sudamericana (South America's Europa League I assume) which we won with great ease in truth, including a devastating display in the second leg of the Final against Santos.

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The Final Stage of the league to come and the beginning of the Copa Libertadores. Can we clinch it this year??
 

W4NKER

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I meant like real-life time. It's taken you only 2 weeks to get this far!
Ah right yes. Instant resulting about 90% of the games and just as well because I'm for pulling my hair our at some of the defensive play (though not as bad on 14.1.3 update.)

Got through to the semi final of the Copa Lib including overturning a 3-0 first leg loss to River Plate... then a crash dump! Grrrrrrr.

Will take a wee break from the save for a couple of days then replay those two months I lost
 
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