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Senior Squad
Season Four: Manchester United

May 26, 2010

Just over two weeks ago, Manchester United came from behind to topple AC Milan in the second leg of the Champions League Semi-Finals. The reward: a spot in the finals, a spot to prove that England produced good football. But who would be United's opponent? Benfica? No, no. They were defeated by Liverpool. Yes, it would be an all-English Final, a testament to the achievements of English football. United fared well against their rivals in the league, and the English Cup, but that was with the aid of players like Alan Smith and Cristiano Ronaldo. United would not have their services this time; however, Louis Saha returned from injury to claim his starting role once again. The French striker, who scored 44 goals so far, would hope to see the team that stuck by him for so many seasons lift the cup at the end of 90 minutes. His fellow Frenchman, Djibril Cisse, had other plans in mind. Cisse hit 39 on the year, and his strike partner Fernando Morientes hit 36. How would this final with so many great goalscorers turn out? A fastpaced goalfest, or a slow, one goal affair?

Manchester United Lineup:

GK: Tim Howard - 84
RB: Wes Brown - 83
CB: Rio Ferdinand - 93
CB: Roberto Fabian Crespo - 93
LB: Gabriel Heinze (c) - 86
RM: Carlos Torres - 77
CDM: Paulo Gavilan - 74
CAM: Darren Fletcher - 80
LM: Kieran Richardson - 82
ST: Ruud van Nistelrooy - 95
ST: Louis Saha - 88


GK: Francisco Bravo - 65
CB/LB/CM: John O'Shea - 84
CB/LB: Mikael Silvestre - 81
RB: Jelli Bisconti - 77
CAM/LM/RM: Park Ji Sung - 84
ST: Guissepe Rossi - 69
ST: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - 83

Liverpool Lineup:

GK: Pepe Reina
RB: Josemi Gonzalez
CB: Jamie Carragher
CB: Huusko
LB: Djimi Traore
RM: Luis Garcia
CM: Steven Gerrard
CM: Xabi Alonso
LM: John Arne Riise
ST: Fernando Morientes
ST: Djibril Cisse

The match started off with Liverpool attacking right away, but they were stifled by Gavilan, who was playing deeper in the midfield to allow Fletcher more attacking freedom. In the 15th minute, Gavilan went on a mazy run past Alonso and Gerrard, striking a speculative shot from 30 yards. Reina did not move as he knew that the ball was sent wide, but the ball swerved, and just narrowly missed the top corner of the net. Five minutes later, Cisse won a corner kick, and Gerrard lobbed a high ball into the box. Howard came for the ball, but missed, allowing Morientes to head towards an open goal. But his composure failed him, and he headed high over the net. Howard and United dodged their first bullet of the game. That miss proved costly however, when in the 25th minute, when van Nistelrooy played the ball outside to Torres, who then sent in a whipped cross. The ball sailed over the heads of Saha, Huusko, and Carragher, but Kieran Richardson was able to pick up the ball, and blast a volley towards the far side. It appeared to be sailing wide, until Jamie Carragher stepped in front of it, and the touch off of his arm sent the ball into the net! 1-0 United, midway through the first half.

The pace was stepped up by both sides after the opening goal, with a lot of good end to end play, ultimately resulting in good saves from both Reina and Howard. In the 45th minute, Alonso played a lovely ball through to Cisse, who was breaking around the midway line, and he had the potential to beat Heinze, the last man back, but the whistle blew for half time.

In the second half, Liverpool looked the stronger of the sides. The team adorned in red created chance after chance, but were kept out by Howard, Crespo, and Gavilan. At the 60 minute mark, Park was brought in to replace Richardson, the goalscorer, who picked up a knock after a hard tackle from Josemi. His presence was felt immediately. Playing a throw-in with Fletcher, Park darted down the flank and had the ball played to him. He sent in a cross that Reina was able to punch clear, but the rebound fell to a late-running Saha, who struck the ball on the half-volley into the upper corner! 2-0 United, and they had insurance!

All the while, an intense midfield battle was being won by Gerrard and Alonso, who were able to beat, but not expose, Gavilan and Fletcher. Liverpool enjoyed much of the possession, but created few chances from the center of the park. The game was drawing to an end, and the hardworking Riise broke down the left side and played in a cross to Fernando Morientes. The striker chested the ball down and played a clever turn around Brown, and struck the ball to the far post. Howard got a deflection with his arm, but directed the ball into the center of the net. 2-1 United, but in the 84th minute, Liverpool fans held their breath!

United had been caught sleeping, and were punished. Now could they rekindle the passion and desire that had given them the initial lead? It was a question of devotion and mentality: would they sit back and weather the storm, hoping to avoid magic from Cisse, Morientes, or Gerrard, who all had an abundance of skill, or would they take the game into their own hands and see out the final minutes? It would be the latter. Gavilan and Fletcher contributed much of the effort, possessing the ball and winning it when it was lost. Park Ji Sung held the ball up near the corner flag, winning a brace of corner kicks. It was Roberto Fabian Crespo who had the last touch of the game, a booming ball in stoppage time that sent the ball back into the depth of Liverpool’s territory. Nielsen finally blew the whistle, and United had done it! A European and League double in 2010 saw Manchester United – a club with a history rich with success – get back to their winning ways that had so frustratingly eluded them in the first decade of the new millennium.

The Sun: Fantastic! May 26, 2010

Manchester United brought home the Champions League trophy after their cup final win. “That was incredible fun, everything worked perfectly. I can’t explain how I’m feeling right now, this is definitely the greatest moment in my career. We haven’t given up and we have played a perfect match. Our players can be proud of their performance. It may take 20 years for people to realize what we have accomplished here tonight, as success has been such an integral part of United’s past, and I hope that this night will allow the club to reenter a period of similar fortune.”

Leading Goalscorers:

Louis Saha – 45
Ruud van Nistelrooy – 41
Fletcher – 16
Smith – 7
Rossi – 5
Gavilan – 5
Solskjaer – 4
Torres – 3
Ronaldo – 2
Ferdinand – 1
Crespo – 1
Bisconti – 1

Manager Stats:

2005-2006: Boavista - 67 points (19-10-5) - 2nd place
2006-2007: San Jose Earthquake - 70 points (21-7-5) - 1st place - MLS Open Cup Winners
2007-2008: San Jose Earthquake - 99 points (33-0-0) - 1st place - MLS Open Cup Winners
2008-2009: Manchester United - 77 points (23-8-7) - 1st place - UEFA Champions League Winners


Season 5: Manchester United

The Sun: Ready for New Challenge August 1, 2010

FA Premier League starts today. The club and the fans are expection a lot from the coming season. “It’s all about the growth of the team, and if we achieve union in the team, we’ll go far. There’s everything to win here. We’ve learnt from last season and this year should be our best yet.”


Senior Squad
gamerguy350 said:
Bathez what difficulty do you play on, and do you use any gameplay patches?
World Class, and I don't have any patches, considering that I use the PS2 version.

Season Five: Manchester United

Community Shield: Manchester United vs. Chelsea

This repeat of the last Premiership match of the previous season had a lot in store for both sides. Which of the two immediate Champions League qualifiers was the better team? Chelsea had a score to settle, after seeing their league hopes ended on the last day of their season by the Red Devils. The prize at stake meant little to most players, but the match meant the world to both sides.

Manchester United Lineup:

GK: Howard
RB: Brown
CB: Ferdinand
CB: Crespo
LB: Heinze (c)
CDM: Gavilan
RM: Ronaldo
LM: Richardson
CAM: Park
ST: van Nistelrooy
ST: Saha


CB/LB/CM: O'Shea
RB: Bisconti
CM: Fletcher
RM: Torres
ST/CDM: Smith

Chelsea Lineup:

GK: Cech
RB: Ferreira
CB: Terry
CB: Gallas
LB: Del Horno
CM: Essien
CM: Lampard
CM: Cole
RF: Duff
LF: Robben
ST: G. Crespo

Chelsea kicked the ball off, and the match was under way. Chelsea looked a better side than the one that placed a narrow second in the previous season. Their ball movement and possession of the ball was impeccable, often dominating the game for lengthy spells that drew some nasty United tackles. Kieran Richardson was the first to get his name taken, as he slid in hard on Ferreira, resulting in the right back limping off injured to be replaced by Carvalho. With Chelsea's depth, this injury did little to slow them down. The Blues - adorned in blue - attacked the red side from the flank, with Duff sending in a cross met by the head of Lampard. Howard was able to knock the ball down with his arm, but the rebound fell to the young Argentine striker, Crespo (not Hernan). Crespo took a touch to bring the ball to him, and struck it from inside the six yard box. But it was Roberto Fabian Crespo who had the last laugh, as he ran himself in front of the ball and headed the ball off the line, where it was cleared by Richardson. What a scare, but what a play from United's Crespo. It would not be the last time that Crespo proved his worth.

In the 43rd minute, United won a corner, and Ronaldo stepped out to take it. He sent the ball in, and it was once again Crespo who was able to get his head on the ball. This time, however, he sent it towards the goal, and into the net! 1-0 United, and a good chance to take home the first silverware of the season!

The match came to the break, and was resumed in similar fashion, with United often going without the ball for long periods. However, the champions were able to keep Chelsea's chances to a minimum, only allowing two shots on target, both from Michael Essien. On the second of those shots, the ball was held by Howard, who tossed the ball out to Richardson on the left side. After taking a touch, he lofted the ball 30 yards down the field and to the center of the pitch. Ruud van Nistelrooy, who had been unusually quiet for the entirity of the match, raced on with William Gallas as they muscled and fought for the ball. van Nistelrooy won the race, and was promptly tackled by a backtracking Asier del Horno. Red card! With only 10 minutes left, it seemed that the match was over. Park Ji Sung was moved to the left wing, while Fletcher replaced Richardson to play in the attacking midfield spot. Torres walked onto the pitch, exchanging highfives with an exiting Cristiano Ronaldo.

Fletcher's presence in the midfield was felt immediately. He did not have the pace that Park had, but he was able to play many solid through balls that exploited the 3 backs of Chelsea, who were now operating with a 3 man defense and a packed midfield. However, he made one crucial mistake in the 90th minute. Content to waste time, he held the ball up and proceeded to hit a long ball back to Rio Ferdinand. The ball sailed over Ferdinand's head, and the England defender was caught flat-footed as Chelsea's Crespo flew past him to latch onto the ball. He was nearing the edge of the box when a red shirt came flying into the picture, taking the ball off of the striker's foot, and calmly distributing it back to Howard for a clearance. Who else could it be but Roberto Fabian Crespo? His intervention proved to be the last significant event of the match, and United had their silverware! A goal, a last man saving tackle, and a goal-line clearance saw the young Argentine center back receive the Man of the Match. It was clear that the player had immense talent; he was miles above everybody else on the pitch.

Key Stats:

6 bookings (United: Richardson, Brown, Gavilan, Saha) (Chelsea: Essien, Lampard)
1 sending off (Chelsea: Del Horno)
14 fouls (Manchester United 8, Chelsea 6)
Possession: Chelsea 59% - 41% Manchester United


English Premier League: Week 1

August 14, 2010

West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1 Manchester United

A goal from South Korean midfielder Park Ji Sung saw the Red Devils open up their campaign - and away fixture list - with a win. The scoreline flattered Albion, who were saved time after time by a heroic Chris Kirkland.

The Sun: A Great move August 14, 2010

Javier Mascherano has agreed to sign a contract with Manchester United. "I want to send a clear message to the Manchester United fans," he said. "Have faith in me because I'm coming here to win things. It is true that I had other offers, but playing for Manchester United has been a longheld dream and I want to win more trophies here. I'm here to give everything and will be battling away right from the start, trying to earn a spot in the team." Mascherano's signing brings about a sigh of relief for United fans, who have endured many years of a less than incredible midfield, due in part to a lack of market ambition from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Transfer News:

John O'Shea joins Aston Villa.


English Premier League: Week 2
Manchester United 2 - 1 Liverpool
It was new-boy Javier Mascherano's day in the United limelight, but Louis Saha was the United hero as the Red Devils won a massive early match over their most heated rivals, Liverpool. The first goal came from a Ronaldo cross, as the French striker took it on the bounce and slotted it past Reina. His second came in the 70th minute, as he dribbled around Carragher and proceeded to do the same around Reina, slotting coolly into the net from a tough angle. Minutes later, Liverpool center back Huusko was sent off for a tackle on Saha. However, the Reds were not content to back off, and Steven Gerrard provided some magic with a curling shot from 20 yards out that found the back of the net. With only minutes to play, Djibril Cisse almost leveled the scores with a shot that grazed the post and went wide. This proved to be the last attack of the game, one that saw Mascherano - wearing the number 16 kit - make his mark.

European Super Cup:
Manchester United - Valencia
Park Ji Sung started off the scoring with a 36th minute header on a corner kick that was won by a good save off of the South Korean's initial shot. Just before half, Park, operating behind the two strikers, played Ruud van Nistelrooy through on goal, where he was brought down hard by Edu. The ex-Arsenal man was sent down the tunnel before half-time, and Valencia were down a man.

The second half saw United dominate down the entire pitch. In the 56th minute, van Nistelrooy was brought down 25 yards out from net by the Che defender, Reyes. The Spaniard received a yellow card, but that was not all the trouble for Valencia. Van Nistelrooy stepped up to take the kick from a decent enough angle, and curled it over the wall into the upper corner on the far side, pushing against the side netting! 2-0 to the Champions League winners, and a seemingly impossible task at hand for the UEFA Cup winners.

Indeed, it was impossible for Valencia, despite having 5 good goalscoring chances. The Spanish side were stifled time and time again by Tim Howard, who took the pressure off while United had let down in the second half. New midfield star Javier Mascherano got the last touch on the ball, a perfectly timed crunching tackle on Aimar that sent the ball askew, and the whistle sounded throughout the arena. Early on in the season, United had their second piece of silverware for the year.

English Premier League: Week 3
Arsenal 0 - 1 Manchester United
United, dressed in blue, set out to gain all three points against another strong rival. Arsenal, in their first season without legend Thierry Henry, were not faring so well in the league after two matches, sitting in 13th as opposed to United's 6th. Arsenal created some decent chances, all stemming from the wings, but each cross was denied by the defensive triangle of Ferdinand, Crespo, and Mascherano. Saha, Park, and van Nistelrooy all had shots denied by fine saves, and Portugese winger Cristiano Ronaldo saw his shot glance off the crossbar, and go into the stands. It was not until the 84th minute when the playmaker Park slid a ball between the legs of Lauren, to send Saha in to score his third of the season. The match was to end 1-0 United, bringing them to a 100% 9 points, placing them in 3rd.

Transfer News: August 31, 2010
Two last-minute deals were made involving Manchester United as the transfer window came to a close.

The first was a particularly sad one for many United fans, as the once hot-prospect Guissepe Rossi was sold to Wolverhampton. American-Italian Rossi was once the starlet of United's reserve team, but due to a limited amount of first team exposure, never developed into the player that he could have been.

On a more positive note, the use of Park Ji Sung in an attacking midfield position meant that the only left midfielder was Kieran Richardson, another player who failed to become as great as he could, although he is a useful squad player. In response to this weakness, Mitar Stefanovic was signed. Stefanovic, a 21-year old Serbia and Montenegro international, has blinding pace, incredible dribbling skills, can move the ball well, can strike the ball with great power and accuracy, and to top it all off, he is a great tackler.

English Premier League: Week 4
Manchester United 1 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

Mitar Stefanovic stepped onto the pitch at Old Trafford, sporting the number 11 kit, ready to take on Bolton Wanderers. It is an odd cooincidence that many years ago, it was the young Portugese winger, Cristiano Ronaldo, who was making his United debut against Bolton. Would the young Serbian have a similar future? If Stefanovic could live up to his potential, then he could make his name among the greatest at United, as a somewhat late replacement for Ryan Giggs. Bolton came to play, and introduced Mitar to the Premier League with crunching tackles and fast pace, both of which he could utilise just as well as anyone. As the game progressed, Stefanovic saw less of the ball, although his spurts of possession caused the Bolton defense all sorts of problems, having to deal with well-placed crosses and lengthy runs. However, neither side could make the breakthrough. It was nearing the end of the match when Park Ji Sung played a one-two ball through to Ruud van Nistelrooy at the top of the penalty area, for the Dutchman to slide into the lower corner. His strike would prove to be enough to nudge United past Bolton. Stefanovic impressed, but still has much more to offer.

September 14, Carling Cup - Round 2
Rotherham 0 - 1 Manchester United

What should have been a nothing game for United nearly turned into the first fiasco of the season. Fielding a weak side, the Red Devils dressed in blue, with midfield playmaker Park Ji Sung wearing the armband. The South Korean put in a captain's performance, but even his best passes saw Saha and Smith denied by Rotherham's heroic keeper. In the 86th minute, the Rotherham home crowd were cheering wildly awaiting the final whistle, with the score nil-nil, when the skipper received a ball inside a congested penalty area from Kieran Richardson, and proceeded to hit the ball between two defenders, and around the helpless keeper. 1-0 United, and humiliation was avoided.

Chacarita Juniors

The artist formerly known as ronnifan9
Team: Real Madrid Castilla 'B' (Spanish 2nd Division)
Record: 7 - 2 - 1 (3rd Place)
Starting Line-up:

-Aguilera---Arbeloa--Ruben---L.Felipe- *Aguilera = Me*
---------------De la Red-------------

I'll give a COMPLETE update as soon as I sign some players...



Senior Squad
ronnifan9 said:
Team: Real Madrid Castilla 'B' (Spanish 2nd Division)
Record: 7 - 2 - 1 (3rd Place)
Starting Line-up:

-Aguilera---Arbeloa--Ruben---L.Felipe- *Aguilera = Me*
---------------De la Red-------------

I'll give a COMPLETE update as soon as I sign some players...

I loved having De la Red on my team at San Jose. He was my captain.

In my second season at Manchester United, my wage bill crept up on me and despite topping the table and being alive in all cup competitions, I was fired from the job. I took up the job at Fulham, where there are many experienced EPL players such as Boa Morte, Bocanegra, Malbranque, Rosenior, Zat Knight, Claus Jensen and Papa Bouba Diop. No signings were made, as I felt that the team had enough depth and talent to do well in the table. The board wanted me to finish in the top half of the table, mimicking the desires of my sponsor.

Malbranque---------------------Boa Morte

CB: Rehman
LB: Kim
DM: Rothen
RM: Ambrose
ST: Oliveira

GK: Drobny
LB: Hengbart
CB: Ifil
DM: Brighi
ST: Corvia
ST: Grubisic

In the second match of the season, Bocanegra went down with an injury that will keep him out until February. Kim is now the starting left back, with Hengbart on the bench.

Fulham started off the season at Stamford Bridge, with an impressive 2-0 win over the Blues, with Paulo Ferreira being sent off with 10 minutes to go.

The next match of relevance was against my old club, Manchester United. The 38 year old Solskjaer got United ahead in the first half, but two goals from Rolfe exacted my "revenge" on the club that dispatched my services last season. The young striker Sjanic caused many problems, but couldn't beat Deinoff. Sjanic is only 18 but already tipped to replace Ruud van Nistelrooy, who retired last season.

Other important matches:

Derby 1 - 6 Fulham: The 23 year old striker Oliveira got his first start of the season in mid-September in this League Cup draw, and impressed with a 4 goal display.

Arsenal 1 - 0 Fulham: This London derby match was won by an early goal from Robin van Persie. Fulham dominated the remainder of the match, but were unable to put one in the back of the net.

Manchester United 2 - 3 Fulham: This League Cup match saw Sjanic and Cristiano Ronaldo score in the early stages of the second half, but goals from Diop, Boa Morte and a brilliant crack from Rolfe provided the second win over United of the season.

Liverpool 0 - 5 Fulham: Anfield was not a happy place for Liverpool supporters as 4 Fulham players netted, with Malbranque hitting two.

League Table (as of December 11):

Team (Games, Points)
Fulham (18, 46)
Manchester United (18, 43)
Birmingham (18, 40)
Tottenham (18, 39)
Chelsea (18, 38)
Arsenal (18, 35)
Manchester City (18, 30)
Liverpool (18, 27)
Everton (18, 24)
Crystal Palace (18, 20)

Scoring Leaders:

Rolfe, Fulham: 17
Lampard, Chelsea: 17
Lovell, Fulham: 15
Henry, Arsenal: 13
Vassell, Manchester City: 13
Oliveira, Fulham: 12
Cisse, Liverpool: 11
Sjanic, Manchester United: 11
Kozluk, Everton: 11
Essien, Chelsea: 11


Youth Team
At my fourth year season at Lincoln City, i've been battling four years to get to the Premier League, first season was great, a 40-6-0, my team was this
SUB:Bravo,O'grady,Perez,T. Rooney,J. Ruddy,Kerr,Hoseth,Song,Davenport,Flamini and another guy
End of the Season
At the beggining of the 2nd Season i sold Beltran,Song,Kerr,Flamini and Ruddy
I buy J. S. Park,Kallstrom,Lescott and Koji Nakata
I won the EFA, the FA Cup, the Carling Cup and of Course the FL One Cup, with a
43-3-0,very easy but at the same time it served to unite my squad even more
My Strating XI was:
DF:Bridge,Nakata,Salcido and Lescott
MD:Kallstrom,J.S. Park,Rothen and J. Cole
SUB:T. Rooney,Bravo,Hoseth,Perez,Jihai,O'grady,Davenport,Morales and the other guy
End of the 2nd Season
At the thrid season i lost my first league match against Swansea City 2-0, i lend J.S. Park and another guy, and i receive a guy called Gallato from the Vitoria, i sold T. Rooney, and buy O'Shea,Parker,Kim (GK) and i search and returned Kerr to my squad.
Great Season 39-5-1, i won again the EFA, FA, Carling, Communitty Shield and the Super EFA Cup.
My Starting XI
DF:O'Shea,Bridge,Salcido and Lescott
MD:J. Cole,Rothen,Kallstrom and Parker
FW:Delgado and Keane
SUB:Bravo,O'grady,Kim,Kerr,Davenport,Morales,Jihai,Hoseth,Perez,Nakata and Gallato
End of the thrid season
Finally i get it to the top, the premier league, after 3 years of work, injuries and more
I'm in the middle of the season, 66 points, 6 more than Chelsea, Gallato returned to Vitoria,Park returned as well as the another guy, i sold Jihai and another guy and Kim in the midseason transfermarket, i lend Bravo and Park, i buy Ewerthon, Defoe,Carragher and a youngster from Morroco.
Cole suffered an injury in October and he's still injured 'till March, Keane is also injured
'till March, hard season with close mathches, last minute ties and big defense mistakes.
Starting XI
DF:Carragher,O'Shea,Salcido and Bridge
MD:Morales,Kallstrom,Rothen and Perez
FW:Delgado or Ewerthon and Defoe
Kerr,Hoseth,O'grady,Nakata,Davenport,Lescott,Parker,Cole (IN),Keane (IN) and guy from Morroco
24th Feb. still in the top, lot of injuries, lot of mistakes, next year hope to be in Champions and for the 6th Year in going to Newcastle or PSG


Youth Team
I'm in my 7th season with Leeds now.. I play in the hardest difficulty and have turned them in to a 5 star team.. I've won everything there is to be won and my squad is full of really decent, younger players... I'm quite happy with the Leeds United i've built for myself :)

And just to add a bit of authenticity to it all, i played around with the managers' head before i started and imported a picture of David Batty in there... I've got the whole 'Former club man returns to save us from the wilderness' thing going.. It's good fun..

My current squad IS..

-------------- P.Robinson
F.Albeda - L.King - V.Kompany - D.Harding
---- S.Derry - X. Alonso - S.Pearson
---------- N.Reo-Coker (c)
-------- A. Smith - O. Martins

SUBS B.Hangeland, P.Jagielka, B.Schwiensteiger, F.Fabregas, D.Kuyt

RESERVES Z.Berbatov, S.Carson, D.Bent, N.Hunt, G.Caldwell, P.Myner

Albeda, Myner, & Berbatov are all 80+ FIFA generated players, and for some reason Derry and Harding have turned in to 90+ players...


Senior Squad
In my first season with Fulham, after being sacked by Manchester United for funding reasons, the Cottagers took home the Premiership trophy and the Carling Cup.

The first trophy of my Fulham career came in the Carling Cup, against the Reds of Liverpool. Both teams fielded decent enough sides, but injuries to Bocanegra, Rolfe, and Malbranque meant that not everyone would be celebrating or crying quite so hard at the end of the day. January signings Theo Walcot and Iker Reyes were on the bench, allowing the younger players who got Fulham to the final to play the match. Darren Ambrose was on the right wing while Denis Rothen played as the defensive midfielder. The last time these two met, Fulham won by a score of 5-0, but this match would be enthralling for both sets of supporters. The aging John Arne Riise was lucky to avoid giving away a penalty on a double handball from a corner kick, and more lucky to see a long drive on the opposite end of the pitch bounce off of a Fulham shin and direct into the net to put the Scousers up by one in the first half. In the second half, Rothen was assigned to man-mark Djibril Cisse, who caused many problems and hit the post twice in the first half. While Rothen did well in man-to-man situations, he was constantly outpaced off the ball, and in the 60th minute was replaced by Iker Reyes. The hard tackling Spaniard introduced himself to Steven Gerrard with a sublime tackle, and was able to pick up the ball and distribute to Claus Jensen. From there, Jensen dribbled past a defender and hit a curling effort from 18 yards. The ball seemed to hang in the air for hours until it struck the post! Fulham fans were in dismay until the ball bounced to Oliveira who calmly collected and nutmegged a defender with his shot into the net as an equalizer. From that moment, the 72nd minute, it was all Fulham. Darren Ambrose proved his worth with a brilliant run to beat two men before chipping gracefully over Pepe Reina to take the lead, and the substitute Iker Reyes hit a stoppate time free kick that clipped a Liverpool head and bounced in. 3-1 Fulham, and Fulham had their first trophy under my management.

The Premiership was won on the last day of the season, in a gutsy 4-3 win over Tottenham Hotspur, one of the few teams to oust Fulham earlier in the season. Chelsea had the opportunity to reestablish their dominance by winning on the last day, but lost 2-1 to Everton at the Bridge, to end their season with 93 points. Starting the day with 91 points following a poor run of form in the home stretch, a win was a necessity to capture the title after topping the table for the majority of the season. It was the captain, Luis Boa Morte who shone brightly against Spurs, with two first half goals, one from a 30 yard free kick, and an excellent independent effort. The defensive anchor Iker Reyes hit a scorcher from some distance, and the young striker Oliveira showed his composure while shrugging off two defenders and slotting the ball in off the far post. Oliveira made his debut against Derby in September and introduced himself with 4 goals, but struggled to find consistency as a substitute. However, he found a starting role in the second half of the season. Eddie Rolfe, in February, was leading the league in scoring by a great margin, but was unlucky to suffer a broken collarbone against Rotherham in the FA Cup, after netting a brace. He was surpassed in the scoring department by teammate Steve Lovell, and by a few other players including Frank Lampard and Djibril Cisse. He finished 6th in scoring despite missing every match from mid-February on. Lovell won the Golden Boot with 47 goals, and Oliveira finished the campaign with an impressive 20.

The final match of the season was the FA Cup Final, against Sheffield United. The Blades had a solid midfielder in Timo Buck, a highly regarded German who was the ideal replacement for Michael Ballack in the German squad. Despite Buck's best efforts, Sheffield could not halt the pressure of a Fulham side including, in his first game back from injury, Eddie Rolfe, and other new stars such as Theo Walcot and Iker Reyes. However, noone, not even Rolfe could beat Garry Paddy in net for the Blades, despite 16 good shots from 20 good chances. Paddy was again the hero in extra time, when he made the play of the game. Reyes dispatched a free kick on the edge of the box, and hit a hard ball with some swerve, seemingly labeled for a Fulham Domestic Treble, but somehow Paddy made the leap to the post and pushed it off the upright. All seemed worthless for him when it fell to Claus Jensen, but the midfielder stood in amazement as his shot at an empty net was pushed aside by a desperate and exhausted Paddy. A defender received the ball and went to clear it, but kicked it into the shin of Walcot, who flicked a backheel to Reyes who had another go. This time, it hit the arm of a defender. Penalty! It was Boa Morte, the skipper, who would take the kick. He hit a laser beam to the top right corner, and all seemed won for Fulham until Paddy made a late reaction dive and pushed it away! Time ran down and it went to penalties!

Round || Sheffield--------Fulham

Round 5: Timo Buck stepped up for the Blades, with the opportunity to give his underdog side the lead and the steps towards the FA Cup presentation shrine. One deep breath later, he was making his run up and hitting the ball - right down the center! In goal, Deinoff looked bemused as he dove to his right, watching the ball float into the middle of the net. GOAL!

It was all on the 23 year old, Theo Walcot. Disbanded from the Arsenal side that paid an 8 digit number for his services so many years ago, Fulham snatched him up from free agency. Why Arsenal let him go for free, nobody knows, as he is now one of the league's top wingers. But history aside, he had one more kick left in this match to determine whether his name would be printed in fame or infamy. Three steps left, now two, now one, and BANG, Walcot hits the ball hard to his left. Paddy, who shone so brightly throughout the entire match, prolonged his form and dove low to his right, pushing the ball aside! Before anyone could analyze the situation at hand, the league winners and Carling Cup winners being upset by the Championship's Sheffield United, Paddy was celebrating with his teammates, and Timo Buck was jumping in jubilation. 11 heads were hung low just some meters away, and they were wearing the red of Fulham.

However, the season in general was a success. I disbanded some of the extra players who had little future at the club, primarily two surplus strikers. I took a team that had no participation or aspirations of European competition and outlasted - albeit with some luck - a solid Chelsea side and a brilliant Manchester United side. I won another trophy, one that has significance for a club of Fulham's size, to prove that the league wasn't a one-off. I was unlucky to not win the most prestigious domestic cup in the world, thanks only to an unbeatable goalkeeper. Success is good.


Club Supporter
guys can we see the group standings of the champions league in manager mode....i can only see the fixtures&results page??


Club Supporter
just thought i might say...
real betis is a good team that canwin itall with the right players (i am in my 4th season with my last one being champion and winning the uefa cup)

i also recommend signign these players for any team at some time in your career:
ricardo vaz te (bolton)
tiago targino (guimaraes)
cesc fabregas (arsenal)
ricardo oliveira (betis)
cicinho (sao paulo)
joaquin, probably the best of the whole game (betis)


Senior Squad
Really, any team can win it. I'm currently playing with Treviso in Serie A, and I've done well so far, with my only defeat yet coming on the first match of the season. Since then, I've been pounding most teams, and I beat AC Milan and drew against Inter.


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Dream Team From The Dreams Of The Dreams

Hello all.
i havent posted here in a long time (lot of work, studies and family stuff took away my time playing fifa 06).
i just built the most amazing dream team as i took barcelona and in one season only i made a million changes.
first thing was to find a strong sponsor.
first thing about transfers i did was to sell eto'o, messi and deco.
then, i bought kaka, adriano and tried to get ronaldo as well but real madrid were no willing to sell him, even for a crazy sum of 34.000 and 1003 week salaray.
after that i bought gennaro gattuso to play next to xabi.
the last transfer was thiery henry.
i sold some less important players as well.
now my team looks like this:

beletti---puyol---oleguer---van bronchorst

WHAT A CRAZY TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i never played such an amazing team in fifa.
first game after all these transfers was against...real madrid.
boom boom boom boom 4:0 at the end - twice adriano, one of henry and in the 90th minute gattuso scored one of his own, and it could be easy 8:0 if ronaldinho and kaka would be serios and not playing like they are in the beach.
what a dream team i have now...


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I was wondering, is it possible to have two careers with different names on an Xbox? I think it's impossible since I tried it on my old Gamecube version and it erased my whole career. Now, the team I chose (Guadalajara) is a team that only lets players from its nation (Mexico) play in real life, mainly to influence the rise of more Mexican players rather than depending on foreign players, no offense, I think a lot of foreign players are awesome and Mexico has a lot of them, but I want keep this team that same way in the game.

Thing is, they have another team in the US called Chivas USA, I know, it's a low rank team, but I was thinking, I'm in the 4th year of my career with Guadalajara, but I want to get Chivas USA and, since in real life has diverse players, make it the best team through transfers, loans, etc. Use the full capabilities of FIFA and enjoy it to the max. But I don't know, do you guys think it would erase my career, even under a different name? And what do you suggest, go with the Foreign-Acceptable Team lol >_<' or stay loyal to my team and only depend on players from Mexico?

I mean, in the end, both teams are from the same owner, except one allows foreign players and is in the US and the original one is in Mexico and is 100% Mexican based. ^_^'




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Asisoni said:
Good times in dortmund.
the team is at second place in the bundsliga, alberto gilardino and jose antonio reyes leads the league scorers.
in the champions league the team is leading the group with 10 points after 4 games.
the last game was at home against ajax. gilardino and reyes were on the bench, they had to get some rest.
nunez ( a talent my scout brought from brasil last year) and luca toni started and they didnt manage to score.
at the 72th minute it is ajax who scores and it was a big shock for all the supporters.
in that minute reyes and gilardino stood up from the bench and were about to get in the game to save the day.
luca toni goes out, and i play with 3 strikers.
at the 79th minute gilardino scores a great goal from 18 meters.
in the 86th minute the game is dicided with a great goal of reyes...
2-1 to dortmund and the team is through to the next stage in the champions league.
the teams regular 11 are :




carlos alberto


are you a commentator or do something like that coz ur posts are quite good


Youth Team
7th Year now, many of my stars have already retired, there's no doubt that's they will be missed. Anyway after my 5 years at Lincoln, I moved to Plymouth Argyle, nice 2 years but I've to move on into the next level, so I took Chelsea as my new crew, a very old crew I've to say, Lampard is still active at 35, Gudjohnsen is also active even with his 37, and many other old folks are still on play, so I've to change the things around, I sold all the lower stats players and buy new ones, here's the list of my new crew:
GK: Cech
DF: Gallas, De Jong, Del Horno, Senderos and two youngters
MD: Lampard, Lee Holmes, Reo Cooker, Gallato, Essien, Wright-Phillips, Robben, Duff
FW: Aguirre, Costantin, Gudjohnsen
Beggining of the season, the things doesn't look right in the first match, Chelsea 0-2 Lincoln City, my old crew is making me look like very bad, but things would change in the second half, one goal of Costantin at 47, makes the things look better, 66 and penalty in favour, Lampard shoots and it's in the net, 77 penalty against, not a good new, but here's comes Robbie Keane, he shoots and Cech saves it, 88, two minutes left, all are waiting for the final blow, but Duff steals it, pass it to Robben, Robben makes a good pass to Aguirre, he makes the shot and....it in the net, Chelsea wins 3-2 in the last minute, very hard to make it, but anyway they make it. The season continues and Chelsea is trying to stay at the top of the league, but Licoln City, Plymouth and Arsenal are very close to the blues, while the Red Devils are struggling at the league. Meanwhile at the Champions League, Chelsea is going thru the first round with no problems except for a draw against F.C. Basel and a close match against Porto, but things couldn't be better for the blues. So future looks clear and shinny for the rest of the season, but it really will be? We'll have to wait and see


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wow! exciting seasons! one question, how do u play with a big club like em and their salary is probably high so how do u play with em and not get sacked?! even if i win each gae 10 nil i get sacked coz im over budget!


Youth Team
That's very simple
1)I choose Chelsea mainly cuz they ended 2nd in the prev. season, that way as I won with Plymouth the league and the English Cup, so that means that the Community Shield Match would be Chelsea vs. Plymouth, right? Win it and you will have a 25 000 Prize, that way I lose money but I have this back up money to stay without any problem.
2) High Morale Players are more easy to renovate their contracts, so choose one with the highest morale. Ex. Cech 99 Salary 584!, but that's not a problem as he's very happy with the team you can low his salary to let say 285, which is very low for a 99 GK, do that with the others with high morale and your loses after every match will be lower.
3)Don't have many players in your team, have 1 GK, 7-8 Defenders, 8 Midfield Players and 3-4 Forwards, cuz that's what you need, you don't need more players.
4)Buy stars youngsters, why? Cuz thie salary is lower from those older, example
Xavi is 85 and his salary is 385, while let say Holmes is 85 but his salary is 305, see the difference.
5)Improve the stadium, a bigger stadium means more money!
6) Sometimes is hard but if you're losing too much money, sell one player with high salary, is hard but It will save you from being sacked, or if you don't want to sell it, the give away in a season loan
7) The more cups you win, the more money you have, win as many cups as you can, in one season in England, if you're lucky you can win these cups: ECC, Premier League, English Cup, League Cup, Community Shield and the Super European Cup, total money you can receive from these cups, about 200.000, depending on the sponsor you choose.
And for extra info, I win only 385 per home match with Chelsea and I have losses of 1000 per away match, so as you see all you need is money to stay in the game


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My third season with Barcelona has started.
last season was the most amazing season ever.
head to head with real madrid on all titles!!!
our two big clubs met in the champions league final and we have won 1:0 from a goal of adriano after a one sided game expet 15 minutes in the second half when beckham shot one bomb to the post.

a few days later, our two big clubs meets three weeks before the league ends in tha bernabeu, while we both had both 92 points...we won 1:0 with a goal of henry.

a week later, and our two big clubs meets on the spanish cup final where we won 2:0 with goals of kaka and ronaldinho.

we got all three titles, winning real madrid on them all.
the next season started and we had the european super cup final against inter. a 3:1 win (kaka, gatusso, henry) gave us another title.
then we had the spanish super cup against...real madrid.
2:1 at the end, two goals of adriano.
all five titles to barcelona.

the current squad looks like this :






my current problem is moeny offcourse. right now at the start of the season, i have 77.000 on the budget. every away game i lose 3000 and every home game i lose 350. i am affraid i wont be able to finish this season.

any suggestions how to prevent this? (i allready have a team with less than 18 players and only one goalkeeper, and my stadium manager is on level 10)
so? what shall i do now?