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Hey everyone, I've decided to do a story on my Ultimate Champions League Challenge.

I've already played through to the year 2015, and I've won the trophy with Man Utd and Barca.

Just want to do a summary of my career so far.



Manchester United (2012-13)
2012-13 Premier League - Winners
2012-13 Champions League - Winners
2012-13 Capital One Cup - Quarter-Finals
2012-13 F.A Cup - Semi-Finals


Borussia Dortmund (2013-14)
2013-14 DFB-Pokal - Third Round

FC Barcelona (2014)
2013-14 Liga BBVA - Runners-up
2013-14 Champions League - Winners
2013-14 Copa del Rey - Winners


Inter Milan (2014-15)
2014-15 Serie A - 5th place
2014-15 TIM Cup - Semi-finals

Sacked on 15/2/2015 XD

Ajax (2015)

2014-15 Eredivise - Runners-up
2015-16 JC Schaal - Winners

National Team:

England (2014- )
No major honours

I'll be posting monthly updates and also edit this post at the end of each season.
 
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And finally, to start off the campaign.


2015-16 : Ajax Amsterdam

First team squad:

Goalkeepers:
Kenneth Vermeer
Adam Bogdan
Jasper Cillesen

Defenders:
Nicolai Boilesen
Nick Viergever
Lee Addy
Borja Ekiza
Semih Kaya
Dico Koppers
Nicolas Lombaerts
Ruben Ligeon
Sebastien Locigno (L)

Midfielders:
Nir Biton
Bocundji Ca
Nigel de Jong
Derek Boateng
Branco van den Boomen
Lucas Andersen
Richard Boer
Willem Jansen
Adam Maher
Siem de Jong

Forwards:
Robert Veerman
Viktor Fischer
Youssef el Arabi
Kolbeinn Sigþorsson
Ruud van Wonderen



 
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2015-16: Ajax Amsterdam



Champions League Results

Best Placed Qual.3 (agg. 5-1)


Bursaspor(H) 3-1
Ca, Maher(2)

Bursaspor(A) 2-0
Janssen, Veerman



Best Placed Playoff (agg. 6-3)

Udinese(H) 4-1
Siem de Jong, El Arabi, van Wonderen, Fischer

Udinese(A) 2-2
Ekiza, Siem de Jong


Champions League Group Stage

Chelsea
Shaktar
Ajax
Wolfsburg

Matchday 1
15/9/15 Wolfsburg (A)
2-2
van Wonderen (2)



Matchday 2
30/9/15 Chelsea (H)
1-0
Siem de Jong


Matchday 3
21/10/15 Shakhtar (H)
0-1


Matchday 4
3/11/15 Shakhtar (A)
2-0
Andersen, van Wonderen


Matchday 5
25/11/15 Wolfsburg (H)
0-0


Matchday 6
8/12/15 Chelsea (A)
0-2


Finished 3rd in group stage, qualified for Europa League Rd. of 16
 
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I've already played the July and August fixtures, so here are the results:

Friendlies (handed over to asst. manager)
Niort (A): 3-1
Châteauroux (A): 2-3
Boulougne (A): 1-1


JC Schaal:
PSV (N): 2-1 (a.e.t)

Champions League:
Bursaspor: agg. 5-1
Udinese: agg. 6-3


Eredivise:
Roda JC (H): 1-1
RKC (A): 2-2

FC Utrecht (H): 2-0
Vitesse (A): 0-0
 
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I've completed September, so here are the results.

SEPTEMBER 2015


Ajax



Eredivise


12/9/15 SC Veendam (A)
1-0
Andersen


20/9/15 FC Twente (H)
4-1
van Wonderen (2), Fischer (2)



27/9/15 FC Groningen (H)
3-0
Kaya, Maher (2)



KNVB Beker

Round 2
24/9/15 FC Barendecht (A)
4-0
Chermiti (3), Veerman


My first hattrick of the season had to come from a reserve player!! :S

Round 3 Draw
27/10/15 Capelle (A)


Champions League

Matchday 1
15/9/15 Wolfsburg (A)
2-2
van Wonderen (2)



Matchday 2
30/9/15 Chelsea (H)
1-0
Siem de Jong


This is a great result!! If we can do the same at the Bridge, we shoud qualify easily.

Great month overall. Should have had that win against Wolfsburg, but I conceded a late winner, probably a minute after scoring myself. But the win against Chelsea is amazing, they only had 4 shots on target and Jovetic missed a sitter

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National Team

England

Euro 2016 Qualifiers Group I


4/9/15 FYROM (A)
2-1
Rooney, Welbeck


8/9/15 Norway (H)
4-0
Welbeck (2), Young, Bent

I had a pretty easy group, and I've cemented first place without dropping a point and a G.D of +23.

Upcoming fixtures:
Ajax:
03/10/15 Sparta (A)
16/10/15 AZ (A)

21/10/15 Shakhtar (H)
24/10/15 ADO den Haag (H)

27/10/15 Capelle (A)
31/10/15 Willem II (H)

England:
09/10/15 Hungary (A)


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Hey guys! Is anybody reading this?
I'd really appreciate comments on my story.

Next update should be up by tomorrow.
 
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I just realised this.... I haven't lost a single game since being sacked by Inter!!!
Except for that friendly against Chateauroux :mad:
 
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This was earlier than promised, but I had some time to kill.....

OCTOBER 2015

Ajax

Eredivise


3/10/15 Sparta (A)
1-0
Maher



16/10/15 AZ (A)
0-0


24/10/15 ADO den Haag (H)
3-0
Sigþorsson (2), Andersen


31/10/15 Willem II (H)
2-1
van Wonderen, Maher


KNVB Beker

Round 3
27/10/15 Capelle (A)
4-2
Chermiti (2), Veerman (2)


Chermiti continues his great form in the cup!

Round 4 Draw
23/12/15 FC Groningen (A)


Champions League

Matchday 3
21/10/15 Shakhtar (H)
0-1


Can't really complain about the results because i was experimenting with tactics. Hoping for better champions league results in November, though.


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National Team

England

Euro 2016 Qualifiers Group I


9/10/15 Hungary (A)
2-0
Bent, Oxlade-Chamberlain


It's pretty easy qualifying for the Euros, given the draw for the group. 8 games, 8 wins. Looking forward to playing in France soon!!!

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Upcoming fixtures:
Ajax:
03/11/15 Shakhtar (A)
06/11/15 NAC Breda (A)
20/11/15 PSV (H)
25/11/15 Wolfsburg (H)
28/11/15 sc Herenveen (A)

England:
17/11/15 Denmark (A)

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I've finally completed November... although it was less than satisfactory.

NOVEMBER 2015

Ajax

Eredivise


6/11/15 NAC Breda (A)
2-0
Biton (49), Viergever (67)

Another routine win, that's all.


20/11/15 PSV (H)
2-1
Siem de Jong (67), Maher (pen.78)
This result cemented our place at the top of the table....atleast for November.



28/11/15 sc Herenveen (A)
0-1
I guess I deserved that.....but my 17-game unbeaten record in the league is now gone!


Champions League

3/11/15 Shakhtar Donetsk (A)
Andersen (49), van Wonderen (56)
Yes, yes, yes!!


25/11/15 Wolfsburg (H)
0-0

So close....



Mixed results... but I'm in a strong position in the league and I only need a draw against Chelsea to qualify..... so hopeful.


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Player of the Month

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The only one putting in consistent performances, so there.

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National Team


England


Friendly


17/11/15 Denmark (A)
0-1


I'm not too bothered about the result, because I wasn't fielding a proper first team.

The UEFA Euro 2016 draw is coming up soon....Stay tuned.

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Upcoming fixtures:
Ajax
05/12/15 Heracles (H)
08/12/15 Chelsea (A)
13/12/15 VVV (A)
18/12/15 Feyenoord (A)
23/12/15 FC Groningen (A)

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Guys, i'd really appreciate some comments on the layout and the results.
Thanks for reading!
 
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European Football Championship

France 2016
Qualifiers:

Host Nation: France (21)


European Qualifiers:
NationFlagW.R(11/15)NationFlagW.R(11/15)
Albania
61Poland
47
Belarus
31Portugal
17
Belgium
12Romania
44
Bulgaria
51Russia
19
Croatia
10Serbia
24
Denmark
6Slovakia
20
England
4Spain
1
Finland
33Sweden
22
FYROM
49Switzerland
13
Germany
5The Czech Republic
45
Italy
8The Netherlands
2
Northern Ireland
55





The draw for UEFA Euro 2016 is as follows:
GroupNationFlag
GroupNationFlag
AAlbania

DCroatia

Germany


Netherlands

Slovakia


Serbia

Russia


Poland







BCzech Republic

EBelgium

Denmark


FYROM

Sweden


Spain

Portugal


Romania







CBelarus

FEngland

Bulgaria


Finland

France


Switzerland

Italy


Northern Ireland

So, a pretty easy group for me and I should be able to qualify comfortably if beat Switzerland.

More updates coming soon..


 
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Well, this had to be expected....

DECEMBER 2015

Ajax

Eredivise


5/12/15 Heracles (H)
1-0
Veerman (33)



13/12/15 VVV (A)
0-0


18/12/15 Feyenoord (A)
0-2


Really poor results, but this is nothing compared to the Champions League


Champions League


8/12/15 Chelsea (A)
0-2

I could do nothing to stop them. Hazard scored early on and Bonucci doubled their lead, even though Bogdan saved a penalty.... the taking of chances was horrible.

which led to me....

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I wasn't pleased at all.... but the team seemed to have lost it..... they were doing so well and all of a sudden, it just came crashing down..... I'll probably be out of a club job till next season.... there's always the Euros!!

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NATIONAL TEAM

ENGLAND

ENGLAND BEST XI - 2015

GK: Jack BUTLAND
DR: Chris SMALLING
DC: Craig DAWSON
DC: Phil JONES
DL: Leighton BAINES

MC: Frank LAMPARD
MC: Michael CARRICK

MR: Alex CHAMBERLAIN
ML: Ashley YOUNG

ST: Danny WELBECK
ST: Wayne ROONEY




ENGLAND PLAYER OF THE YEAR
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I would've given it to Welbeck but Jones is the main reason we've conceded only seven goals in 15 games.


BALLON D'OR
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Again?? I could've sworn Rooney was doing better than him.... and Ronaldo was injured for 3 months!!!



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It's now February... and I could be back in the Champions League if I land the Bayern job.

Hopeful.
 
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GREAT!!!
I didn't get the Bayern job....but Conte did, which means the Juventus job is free!!

EDIT: Dammit!! Rossi got the job... which means i'm out until next season
 
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UEFA Euro 2016
Hosts: France

England Sqaud Announcement

Goalkeepers:
Joe HART
Jack BUTLAND
Fraser FORSTER


Defenders:
Kyle WALKER
Chris SMALLING
Phil JONES
Phil JAGIELKA
Steven CAULKER
Leighton BAINES
Ryan BERTRAND


Midfielders:
Michael CARRICK
Tom CLEVERLEY
Jem KARACAN
James MILNER
Theo WALCOTT
Alex CHAMBERLAIN
Ashley YOUNG
Thomas INCE
Wilfried ZAHA


Forwards:
Wayne ROONEY
Danny WELBECK
Jay RODRIGUEZ
Darren BENT


Pre-Tournament Friendlies:
28/05/16 Sweden (H)
02/06/16 Ukraine (A)
06/06/16 CFFP (A)


Training Camp: Montpellier

Group Opponents: Switzerland
, Finland
, Northern Ireland




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UEFA Euro 2016

Hosts: France

England

Pre-tournament friendlies


28/5/16 Sweden (H)
0-2

Disappointing performance, really... almost everyone underperformed




2/6/16 Ukraine (A)
4-0
Bent (35,48), Rooney (39), Milner (67)

This was a walk-over.. no surprise given Ukraine are ranked so low


6/6/16 CFFP (A)
9-0
Caulker (7), Zaha (20, 64), Milner (21), Bertrand (24), Rodriguez (45+2)
Walcott (53), Welbeck (82), Chamberlain (85)
I'll admit I arranged this friendly on purpose..
.I could've put a bunch of 15-yr olds on the pitch and still have won

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UEFA Euro 2016

Hosts: France

England
Group Stage


Group F Matchday 1

England vs Finland

Montpellier

1-1
Rooney (40)

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I should have won this game....Rooney missed the penalty!!!!



Group F Matchday 2

England vs Switzerland

Toulouse

2-1
Bent (7), Rooney (59)


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Caulker's own goal was a horrifying mistake....I'm lucky to have escaped with the win!


Group F Matchday 3

England vs Northern Ireland

Rennes

2-0
Bent (1,62)


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Pretty straight forward game... nothing much to say.

Final Standings

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As you can see, that was a pretty easy group and always expected to top it.


ENGLAND - Top Scorers
Darren Bent - 3
Wayne Rooney -
2

ENGLAND - 2nd Round Draw
England vs Albania

Marseille



As always, leave your comments.. More updates coming soon.

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UEFA Euro 2016


Hosts: France


England


Round 2

England vs Albania

Marseille

2-0
Welbeck (10), Rooney (71)



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That was a pretty straightforward game..should have won it by a bigger margin though.


The rest of the 2nd Round games:

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ENGLAND - Top Scorers
Darren Bent - 3
Wayne Rooney - 3


ENGLAND - Quarter Final Draw

England vs Portugal

Lille


This could be a challenge.. considering they've effectively won the midfield battle


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