W4NKERs Pentagon & Champions League Challenge

W4NKER

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Returning to FM13 until the final patch for FM14 is released (probably mid-Feb).

Don't know whether to continue this or one of my other long term saves? Or a new challenge altogether? Any opinions from old followers?
 

W4NKER

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Update

Been back on FM13 for a while now (much more simpler and consistent game)

Last update on this was the 2144/45 season with Crystal Palace HERE

Since then this is how I've got on...

SeasonTeamLeagueFA
Cup
League
Cup
Champions
League
2145/46Crystal Palace1stWINNERSSemi Final1st KO Rnd
2146/47Crystal Palace1stWINNERSWINNERSWINNERS
2147/48Crystal Palace2ndWINNERS3rd RndWINNERS


Approaching 7 year in charge of Palace now and I was hoping to stay until they get a new stadium but so far I've been unsuccessful. Will see how it develops over the 2148/49 season before deciding on a career change or not.

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CAREER SO FAR:
(Not all under the same manager but under the same save - except a brief overlap in 2072-77)



SeasonClubLeagueNationPositionCL
2012/13United FCFirst DivisionSouth Africa9th
2013/14United FCFirst DivisionSouth Africa12th
2014/15United FCFirst DivisionSouth Africa4th
2015/16Golden ArrowsFirst DivisionSouth Africa1ST
2016/17Golden ArrowsPremier LeagueSouth Africa3rd
2017/18Golden ArrowsPremier LeagueSouth Africa1ST
2017/18Golden ArrowsPremier LeagueSouth Africa1ST
2018/19Golden ArrowsPremier LeagueSouth Africa1STY
2019/20DaejeonK LeagueSouth Korea4th
2020/21SuwonK LeagueSouth Korea2nd
2021/22SuwonK LeagueSouth Korea1STY
2022/23SantosFirst DivisionBrazil8th
2023/24Sao PauloFirst DivisionBrazil1STY
2024/25TigresFirst DivisionMexico12th
2025/26TigresFirst DivisionMexico1ST
2026/27TigresFirst DivisionMexico2ndY
2027/28StokePremier LeagueEngland-
2027/28ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland4th
2028/29ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2029/30ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2030/31BrazilCopa AmericaBrazil1ST
2031/32Inter MilanSerie AItaly3rd
2032/33Inter MilanSerie AItaly4th
2033/34Inter MilanSerie AItaly1STY
2034/35AC MilanSerie AItaly1ST
2035/36AC MilanSerie AItaly1STY
2036/37AC MilanSerie AItaly1ST
2037/38ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland2nd
2038ItalyWorld CupItaly1ST
2038/39ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland2nd
2039/40ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2040ItalyEurosItaly1ST
2040/41ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2041ItalyConfed CupItaly1ST
2041/42UC KeralaNational LeagueIndia14th
2042HollandWorld CupHolland1ST
2042/43Mumbai FCNational LeagueIndia5th
2043/44ONGCNational LeagueIndia2nd
2044/45DempoNational LeagueIndia2nd
2045HollandConfed CupHolland1ST
2045/46DempoNational LeagueIndia2nd
2046/47
NigeriaAfrican CupNigeria3rd
2047/48FulhamChampionhipEngland1ST
2048/49ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland4th
2049/50ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2050/51ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2051/52Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland-
2051/52AltrinchamBlue Square NorthEngland4th
2052/53AltrinchamBlue Square PremEngland1ST
2053/54AltrinchamLeague 2England1ST
2054/55AltrinchamLeague 1England1ST
2055/56AltrinchamChampionshipEngland1ST

2056/57AltrinchamPremier LeagueEngland5th
2057/58AltrinchamPremier LeagueEngland3rd
2058/59AltrinchamPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2059/60Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2060/61AustraliaInternationalAustralia-
2061/62Derry CityPremier LeagueIreland1ST
2062/63Derry CityPremier LeagueIreland1ST
2063/64BelgiumInternationalBelgium-
2064/65ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland4thY
2065/66BarcelonaLa LigaSpain1STY
2066/67FC BayernBundesligaGermany1STY
2067/68Real MadridLa LigaSpain3rd
2068EnglandEurosEngland1ST
2068/69Real MadridLa LigaSpain1STY
2069/70FC UnitedBlue Square NorthEngland1ST
2070/71FC UnitedBlue Square PremEngland1ST
2071/72FC UnitedLeague 2England1ST
2072/73FC UnitedLeague 1England1ST
2073/74FC UnitedChampionshipEngland1ST
2074/75FC UnitedPremier LeagueEngland2nd
2075AustraliaAsian CupAustralia1ST
2075AustraliaEast Asian CupAustralia1ST
2075/76FC UnitedPremier LeagueEngland2ndY
2076/77FC UnitedPremier LeagueEngland1ST

SeasonClubLeagueNationPositionCL
2072/73WorkingtonBSNEngland16th
2073/74Hinckley UtdBSNEngland5th (P)
2074/75BarnsleyBSPEngland3rd (P)
2075/76BlackburnChampionshipEngland2nd (P)
2076/77NorwichPremier LeagueEngland5th
2077/78ArsenalPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2078/79TottenhamPremier LeagueEngland2ndY
2079/80LiverpoolPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2080BournemouthChampionshipEngland-
2080/81Durban WarriorsFirst DivisionSouth Africa5th
2081/82TuksFirst DivisionSouth Africa1ST
2082/83TuksPremier DivisionSouth Africa5th
2083/84TuksPremier DivisionSouth Africa1ST
2084/85TuksPremier DivisionSouth Africa2nd
2085/86TuksPremier DivisionSouth Africa2nd
2087PortsmouthBSPEngland22nd
2087Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland5th
2087/88Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2088/89Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2089/90AjaxEredivisieHolland1ST
2090/91AjaxEredivisieHolland1STY
2091/92AjaxEredivisieHolland1ST
2092/93PeruInternationalPeru-
2093/94Newcastle JetsA LeagueAustralia1ST
2094/95Newcastle JetsA LeagueAustralia1ST
2094PortugalWorld CupPortugal1ST
2095/96Newcastle JetsA LeagueAustralia1ST
2096PortugalEurosPortugal1ST
2096/97Newcastle JetsA LeagueAustralia1ST
2097PortugalConfed CupPortugal1ST
2097/98Newcastle JetsA LeagueAustralia1STY
2098/99BanfieldPremier DivisionArgentina14th
2099/2100BanfieldPremier DivisionArgentina-
2100/01Peru-Peru-
2101/02Peru-Peru-
2102/03Ireland-Ireland-
2103/04Ireland-Ireland-
2104/05Ireland-Ireland-
2105/06NorwichPremier LeagueEngland3rdY
2106/07NorwichPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2107/08NorwichPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2108/09NorwichPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2109/10NorwichPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2110/11NorwichPremier LeagueEngland1STY
2111/12NorwichPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2112/13NorwichPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2113/14NorwichPremier LeagueEngland1ST
2114/15Melbourne VictoryA LeagueAustralia1ST
2115/16Melbourne VictoryA LeagueAustralia1ST
2116/17Melbourne VictoryA LeagueAustralia1STY
2117/18Melbourne VictoryA LeagueAustralia1STY
2118/19Melbourne VictoryA LeagueAustralia1ST
2119/20PortsmouthLeague TwoEngland7th
SeasonClubLeagueCountryPositionCL
2120/21ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland1STSF
2121/22ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland1ST**W**
2122/23Real MadridLa LigaSpain1STQF
2123/24Real MadridLa LigaSpain1ST**W**
2124/25Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland9th-
2125/26Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland5th-
2126/27Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland1ST-
2127/28Man UtdPremier LeagueEngland1ST**W**
2128SwedenEurosSweden1ST-
2128/29LiverpoolPremier LeagueEngland4th-
2129/30PratSecond Division B1Spain1ST-
2130/31PratLiga AdelanteSpain22nd-
2131/32-----
2132/33Red StarNationalFrance1ST-
2133/34Red StarLigue 2France1ST-
2134/35SalernitanaSerie C2/AItaly2nd(P)-
2135/36SalernitanaSerie C1/BItaly1ST-
2136/37SalerintanaSerie BItaly2nd(P)-
2137/38KetteringBlue Square NorthEngland1ST-
2138/39AFC WimbledonLeague TwoEngland1ST-
2139/40NewcastleChampionshipEngland1ST-
2140/41ChelseaPremier LeagueEngland6th-
2141/42Golden ArrowsPremiershipSouth Africa1ST-
2142/43Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland1ST-
2143/44Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland2nd**W**
2144/45Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland1ST1st KO
2145/46Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland1ST1st KO
2146/47Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland1ST**W**
2147/48Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland2nd**W**
2148/49Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland--
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Vitor Martins

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Amazing to see that you are still playing fm 2013. Why did you come back to it? Didnt like FM 2014 ? Are you still using the 4-1-4-1 rock classic?
 

W4NKER

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Amazing to see that you are still playing fm 2013. Why did you come back to it? Didnt like FM 2014 ? Are you still using the 4-1-4-1 rock classic?
Sorry, just seeing this now.

Yea playing FM13 most of the time. FM14 is far too erratic for my liking. Losing games when you've utterly dominated is my biggest rage. I boost a similar win ratio of FM14 as I did on FM13 but on FM13 you win the games you should win and lose the games you should lose, unlike on FM14 in my opinion.

And the constant bullshit of patch after patch until mid-February means I'll never be buying another FM again. Paying full price for a game that isn't fully complete until 4-6 months later.

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Anyway, yes I was using Rock Classic but recently have tweaked it into a 3412. I've posted it on the thread here
http://www.fm-base.co.uk/forum/football-manager-2013-tactics-training/119227-mr-langvatns-tactic-thread-updated-13-3-3-a-622.html#post2088055
 

W4NKER

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Update

Back on FM13 for good now so returning to this save, my longest ever and one I don't want to let go :D

I left it in 2148/49 season with Crystal Palace where we had become the dominant side in England and Europe with 4 league titles and 3 European Cups in 6 years.

I stayed at Palace for another 3 season and, as you can see, won almost everything going including a World Cup with England.

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So to mark my return to the game full time I resigned and sought a new challenge...


--- THE ALPHABET CHALLENGE ---

This challenge involves you starting in the lowest Austrian league and working your way through Europe in alphabetic order (Austria - Belarus - Belgium etc) but you can only move nation after winning the top division in that country.

So off I went to little known FC Dornbirn 1913.

It didn't take long for me to work some magic...


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--- Belarus ---

After all my success, past and recent, I thought I could jump straight into the Belarusian top flight but no club wanted me so I ended up at second tier Khimik Svetlogorsk.

I joint mid-season and they were already on course for promotion with a decent side that could challenge in the top flight. Again, with a couple of good signings, I enjoyed almost immediate success:




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--- Belgium ---

At last a big club wanted me in the form of Standard Liege, though as I take over they sit in mid table obscurity but I'm confident with a few additions signings we can rise up the table this season and compete for the title next season...
 

W4NKER

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The Alphabet Challenge - Belgium

Took Standard from 10th spot to 3rd place in half a season and claimed a great Cup win. There is some quality in the current squad but not a lot of quantity as our bench was often filled with youth team players.

Adding one or two first team players and a few decent backups should see us challenge the big two next year.

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Player of the Season

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Scored or assisted almost a goal per game. Some big clubs are after him now. I will sell if the price is right in order to fund my own transfer plans.
 

W4NKER

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World Cup 2158

I won it with England in 2150 in England and managed to claim glory again, this time with Spain in China.

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SeasonTeamNationDivisionPositionEurope
2152/53FC Dornbirn
1913
AustriaFirst
Division
1ST-
2153/54FC Dornbirn
1913
AustriaPremier
Division
1ST-
2154/55FC Dornbirn
1913
AustriaPremier
Division
1STUCL
QF
2155/56Khimik
Svetlogorsk
BelarusFirst
Division
1ST-
2156/57Khimik
Svetlogorsk
BelarusHighest
League
1ST-
2157/58Standard
Liege
BelgiumPro
League
3rdEL
Group
2158Spain-World CupWINNERS-
2158/59Standard
Liege
BelgiumPro
League
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W4NKER

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On course for the title!

A blistering start to the campaign has saw us blow away all before us.

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Key to this was the capture of a former player I brought through at Crystal Palace almost 10 years ago. His contract was up and I offered him our maximum wage, way beyond what he even asked for but needed to capture him and its paying off.

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