W4NKERs Pentagon & Champions League Challenge

ruudvanwarren

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You are a top man sir...i have also returned back to the land of the living on FM13...All the best with your challenges!
 

W4NKER

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The Alphabet Challenge - Belgium + Belarus

Belgium - Standard Liege

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Bulgaria - Etar 1924

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That moved me onto Croatia where I spent a good 12 months applying for jobs and got nothing so I embarked on a wee international career for a few seasons.


Peru (2163-65)

We narrowly missed out on a playoff spot in the South America World Cup qualifiers which in itself, with Peru, is sort of an achievement as they often finish near the bottom of the table.


Poland (2165-present)

Back to Europe with Poland. We finished 2nd in our WC qualifying group behind Germany and managed to beat Czech Republic 3-1 in the playoffs to secure a place in the 2166 World Cup in Mexico. Unfortunately we failed to get out of the group.

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Next up was Euro 2168 in Germany and we qualified easily for that one and one much better than our previous tournament, bowing out on penalties to Croatia - the country where I still couldn't get a club job to continue the Alphabet Challenge.

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Croatia

Finally, in 2169 I got offered a job at lowly Junak but with some good free transfers and loan signings were are well on the way to promotion.

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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
1ST-
2159/60-

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2160/61Etar
1924
BulgariaB
Group
3rd-
2161/62Etar
1924
BulgariaB
Group
1ST-
2162/63Etar
1924
BulgariaA
Group
1ST-
2164Peru

-SAM
WC Quals
6th-
2165Peru

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2166Poland-World
Cup
Group
Stage
-
2167Poland-EURO
Quals
2nd-
2168Poland-EURO
2168
QF-
2169/70Junak
CroatiaSecond
Division
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W4NKER

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The Alphabet Challenge - Croatia

Despite almost certainly getting promoted this season with Junak I was offered a job in the top flight with struggling Istra 1961, which I accepted.

They are struggling at the wrong end of the table...

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...but have a decent core of players and with money to spend I see no reason why I can't be competing for the title within a season or two - if we avoid relegation first!!



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ruudvanwarren

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It's really compelling seeing these stories and challenges...how do you undertake them w4nker? i.e. Considering your using FMC How do you play matches (instant result...key highlights...commentary only)? Do you just use the one tactic (the rock tweak...posted above)? Do you use the same training for all tactics picked?

Other than that, that's how basic FMC is...what other variables influence your challenges/stories?
 

ILoveLamp

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I am W4NKER but lost my login details.

Anyway I have continued with this save recently as FM14 (in its current patch) does nothing for me. Results especially in the lower leagues are too much of a lottery.

You can check the first post for some info but generally this is how the career has spanned over the 2+ years I had been playing it up till my last meaningful update..


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SeasonClubDivisionNationPosCL
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

 

ILoveLamp

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And the seasons played since my last update:

SeasonClubDivisionNationPosCL
2145/46Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland1ST1st KO Rnd
2146/47Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland1ST*W*
2147/48Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland2nd*W*
2148/49Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland1ST*W*
2149EnglandConfed. Cup
*W*-
2149/50Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland1ST*W*
2150EnglandWorld Cup
*W*-
2150/51Crystal PalacePremier LeagueEngland1ST*W*
2151/52FC DornbirnFirst DivisionAustria1ST-
2152/53FC DornbirnPremier DivisionAustria4th-
2153/54FC DornbirnPremier DivisionAustria1ST-
2154/55FC DornbirnPremier DivisionAustria1ST-
2155/56Khimik
Svetlogorsk
First LeagueBelarus1ST-
2156/57Khimik
Svetlogorsk
Highest LeagueBelarus1ST-
2157/58Standard LiegePro LeagueBelgium4th-
2158SpainWorld Cup
*W*-
2158/59Standard LiegePro LeagueBelgium1STEL Playoff
2159/60-----
2160/61-----
2161/62Etar 1924B GroupBulgaria1ST-
2162/63Etar 1924A GroupBulgaria1ST-
2163/64Peru
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2164/65Peru
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2165/66PolandWorld Cup-Group Stage-
2166/67Poland
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2167/68PolandEuro 68-Qtr Final-
2168/69Poland
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2169/70JunakFirst DivisionCroatia4th-
2170PolandWorld Cup-Qtr Final-
2170/71Istra 1961First DivisionCroatia1ST-
2171/72JablonecFirst DivisionCzech Rep3rdEL SF
2172/73JablonecFirst DivisionCzech Rep1ST
2173/74SonderjyskESuperliga
Denmark9th-
2174/75SonderjyskESuperliga
Denmark1ST-
2175/76NorwichPremier LeagueEngland1STRU
2176/77NorwichPremier LeagueEngland2nd*W*
2177USAConfed. Cup-RU-
2177/78HonkaPremier LeagueFinland1ST-
2178/79-----
2179/80Valenciennes FCLigue 1French3rd-
2180/81Olympique MarseillesLigue 1French1ST1st KO Rnd
2181/82Werder BremenBundesligaGermany6th-
2182/83Werder BremenBundesligaGermany1STEL *W*
2183/84PanathinaikosSuper LeagueGreece1ST-
2184/85FeyenoordEredivisie
Holland9th-
2185/86FeyenoordEredivisie
Holland1STEL 1st KO
2186/87MTKDivision IHungary5th-
2187/88MTKDivision IHungary1ST-
2188IsraelEuro 88-Quarter Final-
2188/89Argentina----
2189/90Argentina----
2190/91GrottaFirst DivisionIceland

 
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ILoveLamp

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Back Again!

As yet another new edition of Football Manager disappointing me I find myself returning to FM13 and this beastly save!

Since the last update (post above) I won a few more trophies with Arsenal...

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...well, more than a few.
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Feeling there was little else to achieve with the Gunners I then headed off to Germany with a brief spell at Frankfurt before taking over Werder Bremen.

At Bremen we managed to turn the clubs fortunes around and ended up finishing second behind an all-conquering Dortmund side.
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Such a feat didn't go unnoticed as Bayern Munich offered me their managers job.

By now, 2230, FC Bayern are the fallen giants of German and European football.

No Champions League win in 34 years.

No Bundesliga title in 31 years.

No German Cup in 38 years.


In fact Dortmund or Leverkusen have shared the title for the past 30 years!

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So a big challenge ahead to return Bayern to the summit.

Season 2230/31
- 3rd in Bundesliga (an improvement)
- 1st Rnd German Cup (0-1 Schalke)
- No European football

Season 2231/32
- 5th Bundesliga (more points than last season but we drop 2 places)
- Quarter Final (1-2 v Frankfurt)
- CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS

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The Champions League drought is over!

But we still have a lot of work to do in the league.
 

ILoveLamp

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The more I play the newer FMs the less I like them.

So I return to FM13 (the last real plug and play edition of the game in my opinion)

When I last played I was battling to return Bayern to the top of German football after decades in the wilderness.

I did just that and have travelled about until now..


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I await a new challenge.

I'm looking at maybe an A-Z challenge per continent - starting in Australia and winning all Asian playable leagues then shifting continent.
 
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