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  • #16
    Marítimo Funchal is SO weird.

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    • #17
      Intentionally!

      Okay, maybe not. I won't say it again.

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      • #18
        I can't get into this game at all, which frustrates me, so I decided to have a go with Barca just to cruise through a couple of seasons for the first time this version of the game...

        I start the game... win games, naturally... I'm having a classic good time... The team is scoring beautiful goals... Messi breaks his ankle and is out for months and months (without having saved the game for a pretty long time).



        I have terrible karma with FM12.

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        • #19
          Just from playing in Spain for several seasons, I think David Villa should be more than capable of picking up the slack of injured Messi. The dude hit like 40 league goals one year, which is possible in real life for CR7, but incredible in FM.

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          • #20
            Yeah, when I played with Atletico Madrid in FM 2011 Villa had such a season too. Pretty annoying too.


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            • #21
              Because Copenhagen has a port and I once had a summer fling from Copenhagen I thought I could use this thread for my Copenhagen tales.



              I executed my Champions League game plan to perfection. Win at home vs. Salzburg and Olympiakos, at least draw them away from home and nevermind about Madrid.



              1/8 Finals, nice one! I already equalled my best Champions League performance with Granada, hehe.

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              • #22
                I lost out on Bashkim Kadrii and Rasmus Falk in the winter transfer window. They were both transfer listed by request but I didn't have funds to sign them. They signed for Wigan and Reading instead. The cash is flowing in because of our good Champions League campaign, yet the transfer budget and wage budget remain untouched until at least the next season. Stupid.

                FC Porto will be our opponent in the 1/8 Finals of the CL. Like with Dukla in the Czech Republic the winter break in Denmark lasts until March, but I never really thought that was a disadvantage to match rhytmn, etc.

                I did manage to fit in this guy in our wage budget: Josef Husbauer from Sparta Prague. he'll arrive on a free transfer next season.



                Fun fact: Husbauer started on midfield for Dukla Praha in the 2019 UEFA Champions League final against AS Roma in Juventus Stadium. This was the final of Akif Kara's legendary hattrick and Dukla's first Champions League triumph. The match finished 3-2. Welcome Josef!

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                • #23


                  Porto pretty much dominated both games entirely. Hardly got a decent shot on goal in either game. Can't expect my blondies to handle Los Granadinos campeones maker James Rodriguez yet, although they did do a good job defending.

                  I won the Superliga with quite some ease.





                  That's seven out of the last ten championships for Copenhagen. Grrrrreat.

                  Anyway, when the CL ended I only got little over 5 million euros in tv revenue. I expected that number to be higher. This is the faith of a small country I suppose. Still sad about missing out on Kadrii and the other guy from Odense (I'll call him blondie), but hopefully I'll still be able to strengthen the starting XI for next year's CL campaign. I'll enter the competition in the group stage this time, so that helps.
                  Last edited by Juventino; 08-03-2013, 07:19:PM.

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                  • #24
                    I updated the first post. I'm going to limit myself to the port cities motif, but not in a single save. For save games outside of port cities I shall use other outlets.


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                    • #25
                      But just about every major city is a port! Even London to some extent.

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                      • #26
                        Haha yeah, I realized that when I was considering my options. I guess I'm limited to those big cities, but not every big or interesting team is in a major port city though. For example, I still wouldn't be able to manage Juventus, Milan/Inter, Bayern, Real Madrid or Dukla Prague with this 'motif'. The options are quite limited in the major leagues if you think about it. In Italy it'd be Genoa/Sampdoria, Napoli and some Serie B clubs. In Germany I'm thinking Werder Bremen and HSV. In Spain there are plenty of options, as for England (HULL!!!). We'll see where it goes, most of my threads were dedicated to one save game, so it's good I have lots of ways to go with this one!
                        Last edited by Juventino; 09-03-2013, 12:38:AM.

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                        • #27
                          Actually that is interesting. I read an article some time ago that suggested football has developed in the provincial cities of most countries. I can't remember the reasoning behind it, maybe just that the people tend to be less cultured and have less money than in the capital. But if you think about it, the major club in most capitals isn't a historic power.

                          City - Capital Club - Best Club

                          Germany - Herta - Bayern
                          Italy - Roma - Juventus
                          England - Arsenal/Chelsea - Liverpool/Man U
                          France - PSG? (actually has no major historic club) - Marseille/Lyon/St. Etienne
                          Spain - Madrid (exception, but mostly due to Franco) - Barca
                          USSR - Moscow Clubs - Dynamo Kiev
                          Scotland - Hibs/Hearts - Rangers/Celtic

                          Most of the major exceptions had dictators or communist states where the capital clubs were the club of the army or secret police and could pull players from other clubs. Ajax is the biggest non-explicable exception, but PSV and Feyenoord have combined for more titles, and it's a pretty small nation.

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                          • #28
                            It's funny, in South America the big teams are from the capital cities without exception (of the top of my head). The Buenos Aires teams, the Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo teams (there wasn't even a Brazilian national championship until the 70's I believe), the Montevideo teams, Lima in Peru, etc. Politics? I think so.

                            Of course Juventus is from the major Italian industrial automotive city carried by the Agnelli's, one of modern Italy's greatest powers.

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                            • #29
                              Right, big working class towns because football was a working class sport. In South America maybe it was more exotic and English, so developed around where the ex-pats were.

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                              • #30
                                Plus the capital of Brasil is Brasília.

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