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    (Original post by Mo-Amin)
    84 games unbeaten culminating in a scrappy 1-0 Champions League final win over City. Very happy!

    Hertha BSC have a 14-year-old who agents believe could be available for around £10.25million. Is it just me who thinks thats ridiculous?
    Definitely. Sometimes they can be worth it but most of the time they aren't. I bought a 15 year old CB from Schalke for £17.5m, but luckily for me he's turned out brilliant. :awesome:

    On another note, Ive just got my 200th win in my career in only 292 games. :awesome:
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    (Original post by CB91)
    Another strange one for me was Kaka. He retired at 33 and flat out refused to talk to me (Milan) about a Coaching Role, yet then went on to join Arsenal as a Youth Coach. :lolwut: You would have thought he'd at least talk to his old club.

    I also love how it's now my 6th season and Sevilla have been relegated, and promoted again, two times now. :teehee:
    haha brilliant.
    My mouse slipped when I was offering Bernhard Peters a coaching role and I offered him £150,000 pw... needless to say he accepted, and I quickly retracted the offer, much to his disquiet.
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    (Original post by Nut.)
    Haha indeed. I've given them another £50million investment (after adding a manager to City for a summer then resigning ) so I'll see how it goes this season, then add them as a feeder club.
    Wish me luck!
    Good luck
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    Right, 4th season at Betis finished, came 2nd so my pattern still carries on, i've come 5th, 4th, 3rd and now 2nd.

    Lost out on head to head with Madrid but it wasn't really that close, they lost their last league game when they'd already won the league, i'm still annoyed though because I missed a great chance to win it. Barca had a shocking season, Guardiola left for the Spanish job and they appointed Conte, they were languishing down in the Europa League spots until Ancelloti took over and salvaged CL for them, came 3rd on 76 points. Madrid also had a pretty poor season, 81 points, so I feel like i've missed out. Their end of season form was great though, 8 wins and 3 draws up until that last game.

    After not playing the game for a week I had a dreadful spell, in 10 matches I won 2 games, one in the Spanish Cup and a CL second leg (I lost the tie anyway). That run included 6 consecutive drawn league games followed by a loss. Didn't help that my defence capitulated. As of the 23rd of January I had conceded 3 league goals, helped by 12 consecutive clean sheets. By the end of the season i'd let in 24.

    Lost in the last 16 of the CL on penalties, I was unlucky to get Man Utd after winning the group and even unluckier with injuries, especially in the 1st leg. Retained the Spanish Cup though.

    £40mil in the bank now, doubt i'll spend too much though. Record signing still £11mil, biggest signing over the last 2 summers has been £5.75mil. My self imposed wage cap has eeked up to 43k a week, still pretty good though. Don't need major additions anyway, the squad is improving by itself because it's full of young players. Just need to pick up a LB to replace Drenthe, maybe a CB too, and i'll be happy. Expecting the title next season.
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    (Original post by Louis.)
    Right, 4th season at Betis finished, came 2nd so my pattern still carries on, i've come 5th, 4th, 3rd and now 2nd.

    Lost out on head to head with Madrid but it wasn't really that close, they lost their last league game when they'd already won the league, i'm still annoyed though because I missed a great chance to win it. Barca had a shocking season, Guardiola left for the Spanish job and they appointed Conte, they were languishing down in the Europa League spots until Ancelloti took over and salvaged CL for them, came 3rd on 76 points. Madrid also had a pretty poor season, 81 points, so I feel like i've missed out. Their end of season form was great though, 8 wins and 3 draws up until that last game.

    After not playing the game for a week I had a dreadful spell, in 10 matches I won 2 games, one in the Spanish Cup and a CL second leg (I lost the tie anyway). That run included 6 consecutive drawn league games followed by a loss. Didn't help that my defence capitulated. As of the 23rd of January I had conceded 3 league goals, helped by 12 consecutive clean sheets. By the end of the season i'd let in 24.

    Lost in the last 16 of the CL on penalties, I was unlucky to get Man Utd after winning the group and even unluckier with injuries, especially in the 1st leg. Retained the Spanish Cup though.

    £40mil in the bank now, doubt i'll spend too much though. Record signing still £11mil, biggest signing over the last 2 summers has been £5.75mil. My self imposed wage cap has eeked up to 43k a week, still pretty good though. Don't need major additions anyway, the squad is improving by itself because it's full of young players. Just need to pick up a LB to replace Drenthe, maybe a CB too, and i'll be happy. Expecting the title next season.
    Keeping the wage cap low is so hard at times. You're lucky you have a young squad, my players have peaked quite a bit, so now I'm paying 88k for two players, my captain and tiago illori while the rest are on under 40k, illori's a club legend and wants a coaching role in the future, got defending as 15 so it's good.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Keeping the wage cap low is so hard at times. You're lucky you have a young squad, my players have peaked quite a bit, so now I'm paying 88k for two players, my captain and tiago illori while the rest are on under 40k, illori's a club legend and wants a coaching role in the future, got defending as 15 so it's good.
    I've managed so far, but Fer (40k) and Eriksen (39k) only have 2 years left so I think they'll be asking for a lot more. Might end up losing Fer, he has done quite well but i'm not sure if i'll break my wage structure for him, not when i've got a couple of class regens ready to step in. Not sure I could bring myself to sell Eriksen but I did pick up Felipe Anderson on a free from Madrid so it's always an option.

    The young squad was more design than accident though, it's how I manage most teams. Average age is 23 but that is dragged up by a couple of squad players who were there since I took over, Benat, Canas, Chica and Pereira are still about and in their late 20s. Signed Mikel Gonzalez (29 now) first season as well and he has been really dependable, relegated to 3rd choice CB now. Strange to have a first team younger than the backups, I swear most of the teams I manage end up like that though :lol:

    You're Sociedad right? I treated myself to a £14mil splash out on Inigo Martinez...was he good for you? Seemed a bit pricy but my main target (Zouma) would want wanted 70k plus a week and would have cost at least £17mil, Martinez seemed a solid alternative. Happy with my transfer window, Anderson on a free looks a great buy, couple of free regens who look promising, Ljajic on loan for cover, and obviously Martinez, and i've sent 6 of my best regens out on loan. They're probably good enough to be getting games this season tbh but they'll get more elsewhere.
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    (Original post by CB91)
    Definitely. Sometimes they can be worth it but most of the time they aren't. I bought a 15 year old CB from Schalke for £17.5m, but luckily for me he's turned out brilliant. :awesome:

    On another note, Ive just got my 200th win in my career in only 292 games. :awesome:
    See Moussa Sy. Cost me 15 million at age fifteen, but he's looking hugely promising...
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    Keep trying to seriously get into this without half-assing it through and its so much effort and so big lol >.<
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    (Original post by Louis.)
    I've managed so far, but Fer (40k) and Eriksen (39k) only have 2 years left so I think they'll be asking for a lot more. Might end up losing Fer, he has done quite well but i'm not sure if i'll break my wage structure for him, not when i've got a couple of class regens ready to step in. Not sure I could bring myself to sell Eriksen but I did pick up Felipe Anderson on a free from Madrid so it's always an option.

    The young squad was more design than accident though, it's how I manage most teams. Average age is 23 but that is dragged up by a couple of squad players who were there since I took over, Benat, Canas, Chica and Pereira are still about and in their late 20s. Signed Mikel Gonzalez (29 now) first season as well and he has been really dependable, relegated to 3rd choice CB now. Strange to have a first team younger than the backups, I swear most of the teams I manage end up like that though :lol:

    You're Sociedad right? I treated myself to a £14mil splash out on Inigo Martinez...was he good for you? Seemed a bit pricy but my main target (Zouma) would want wanted 70k plus a week and would have cost at least £17mil, Martinez seemed a solid alternative. Happy with my transfer window, Anderson on a free looks a great buy, couple of free regens who look promising, Ljajic on loan for cover, and obviously Martinez, and i've sent 6 of my best regens out on loan. They're probably good enough to be getting games this season tbh but they'll get more elsewhere.
    Wow, you've been doing the exact same thing I've been doing especially with the old squad players. Inigo martinez was quality, but he was relegated as 4th choice CB because of injury problems and the form of demidov and tiago illori plus I had to get someone in the youth squad. Inigo martinez needs a lot of games if you're using him. I also recommend ruben pardo for a cheap CM who can do a job too, got his passing to 19 and his creativity is pretty good too.

    The CB guy from the youth squad was sold for 15 million to betis, he had 18 tackling, 14 heading and 16 marking and had 15 for pace and strength. Used him as a ball playing defender and got his passing up to 14.

    Mikel gonzalez was quality, I only sold him because I needed to raise funds for tomas necid. I've sent like 7 of my regens on loan this season, 2 are promising but haven't made the cut so I'm hoping they spring into form. Felipe anderson becomes quality for valencia in my game and probably becomes better than eriksen. I missed out on eriksen, he wanted 36k in wages and at the time I was trying to get my players under 25k.

    I like this save. Think I'll only do another save/resume my boston united save when I win la liga. Been scraping wins mourinho style with 1-0's and I'm 1 point off madrid with 22 points from 9 games.

    Sold a hell of a lot of good players this summer and last summer with the aim of rebuilding my team/wage bill. Raised 70million in the space of 2 seasons.
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    Finished another season, and I'm one closer to finally leaving Chelsea. This is probably one of my favourites, though: after losing the first two games of the season, and being eight points adrift after four games, we then ended up accruing 100 points and scoring 112 goals. The best bit about it was the CL Final, though (below); although the development of Luis Enrique and Moussa Sy was also wonderful. The other bit that particularly pleased me was the wage bill - it was 1.52 million, the lowest it's ever been for me, in any FM game, ever. I'm sure a number of you have won it with a lower wage bill, but I was pleased.

    I'm sure to a lot of you this seems repetitive, but I really want the most CL titles and then I'll take on the challenge of LLM with a BSS/BSN club...
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    In your Champs League final - 39% possession, 23 shots! Counter attacking football? :holmes:

    Also, hosted at Celtic Park :mmm:
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    Finished another season, and I'm one closer to finally leaving Chelsea. This is probably one of my favourites, though: after losing the first two games of the season, and being eight points adrift after four games, we then ended up accruing 100 points and scoring 112 goals. The best bit about it was the CL Final, though (below); although the development of Luis Enrique and Moussa Sy was also wonderful. The other bit that particularly pleased me was the wage bill - it was 1.52 million, the lowest it's ever been for me, in any FM game, ever. I'm sure a number of you have won it with a lower wage bill, but I was pleased.

    I'm sure to a lot of you this seems repetitive, but I really want the most CL titles and then I'll take on the challenge of LLM with a BSS/BSN club...
    Season budget £378m? How on earth...
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    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    In your Champs League final - 39% possession, 23 shots! Counter attacking football? :holmes:

    Also, hosted at Celtic Park :mmm:
    Well, I think that I have a very clinical team. They seem to create a chance every time that they have the ball... It's been hosted in Stockholm and Brussels on my game. :lol:

    (Original post by Wednesday Bass)
    Season budget £378m? How on earth...
    I got a takeover a few years back. I'd already engineered a 150 million balance, and they added a lot of investment as well as creating a new, bigger ground. Plus I rarely spend big on transfers (aside from the first season).
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    (Original post by Champagne Supernova)
    In your Champs League final - 39% possession, 23 shots! Counter attacking football? :holmes:

    Also, hosted at Celtic Park :mmm:
    I could do with learning what the new UEFA stadia classifications are. I found it funny that it used to be that only 5-star stadia could host a Champions League final and there were as many (if not more) eligible stadia in Scotland as there were in England :p:

    Found a website making comments about UEFA classifications and found a hilarious comment from someone who was totally clueless:
    Another nonsensical stat I noticed in the map,Real Madrid has the highest average attendance for 2007/08 and Scotland's national teams average attendance is 713!
    Yep, apparently only 713 people on average go into a 50,000-seater stadium to watch Scotland...which may well have been the case when Berti Vogts was in charge a few years earlier (:ninja:) but certainly not in 2007/08 when Alex McLeish was doing well and before George Burley lost his last few shreds of dignity. The poor bugger seemed completely unaware that the average attendance wasn't for Scotland but for amateur side Queen's Park in the Scottish Third Division :lol:
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    Signed a 19 y/o Irish keeper on a free. Within a month he'd become not only my first choice (ahead of Joe Lewis), but he'd also displaced Lonergan, Westwood and Henderson to be the NT starter. :adore:

    Currently top of the Championship after 8 games (W5 D1 L2 GD+9), with a Dutch regen striker called Chris De Laat (signed from VVV-Venlo for £220k) top of my scoring charts with 7.

    Also signed Kirk Broadfoot, Stephen Gleeson and Gylfi Sigurdsson on free transfers. :coma:
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    (Original post by KingMessi)
    Well, I think that I have a very clinical team. They seem to create a chance every time that they have the ball... It's been hosted in Stockholm and Brussels on my game. :lol:
    Nah, fair enough. Was genuinely curious. I suspected they were clinical, but surprised they could shoot so much off of little possession. I mainly play possession football, so that's probably it. :holmes:


    (Original post by Dalimyr)
    I could do with learning what the new UEFA stadia classifications are. I found it funny that it used to be that only 5-star stadia could host a Champions League final and there were as many (if not more) eligible stadia in Scotland as there were in England :p:
    I knew I'd spark a response from you about Scottish stadia. :moon: I'm guessing this was when Wembley was being constructed. So Old Trafford and.. the Emirates maybe? Scotland - Hampden and Celtic Park. Maybe Ibrox? That leaves another English club.. St James'? :dontknow: :p:

    Found a website making comments about UEFA classifications and found a hilarious comment from someone who was totally clueless:
    Yep, apparently only 713 people on average go into a 50,000-seater stadium to watch Scotland...which may well have been the case when Berti Vogts was in charge a few years earlier (:ninja:) but certainly not in 2007/08 when Alex McLeish was doing well and before George Burley lost his last few shreds of dignity. The poor bugger seemed completely unaware that the average attendance wasn't for Scotland but for amateur side Queen's Park in the Scottish Third Division :lol:
    What a complete tit.
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    Won the serie C cup as Perugia.

    It's a great team to play as. You're really quite rich for a serie c2 side, you're pretty much always going to get promoted first season and can push for promotion again in the second. I don't think I have a snowballs chance in hell of getting top half in serie B though.
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    In my 1st season as Newcastle, sign Gylfi Sigurdsson, and his impact has been awesome. Am currently sat in 2nd, 3 points behind United after losing against them in my last match. I have him playing in the hole, and he has currently got 15 goals and 17 assists after 30ish games. Not to mention the majority of those goals are from long range. My best value signing at around 6mil. Sadly can see him leaving to a big club at the end of this season or the next.
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    The treble is still on. :coma:

    In the Coppa Italia final v Sampdoria, 14 points clear at the top of Serie A with 8 games to go and 4-1 up after the first leg of the CL Quarters against Arsenal after beating Chelsea 5-1 on aggregate in the last 16 (id be playing either Spurs or PSG in the Semis). Man Utd are in the other side of the draw, so I could play Chelsea>Arsenal>Spurs>Man Utd. :lolwut:
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    I also feel a bit sorry for Piacenza. They got promoted last season and have now just been relegated after only picking up 7 points in 31 games, whilst only scoring 10 goals and conceding 100.
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