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Taking Andorra club and country to new heights

Discussion
About Me

I have been a big fan of the FM series since the start and I have played the game on a regular basis since 2005. Over the years, I have managed in many different countries and often racking up a ridiculous amount of hours of play time. Overall my years of playing, I have never thought of sharing my game with others. I have completed the Great San Marino Challenge on FM15, I have taken my local team Blyth Spartans to the Premier League and returned BFC Dynamo to their East German glory days both on FM18 to name a few of my greatest achievements. However for something to share I wanted to have something unique which is where Andorra comes into it.

Sit Rep

FC Andorra is an amateur team currently plying their trade in 5th tier of Spanish Football in Primera Catalana (Group 2). The national team are ranked a merely 202nd in the world. The hopes of a nation rest in the hands of a club not playing in their homeland. The Primera Diviso D'Andorra is ranked 189th in Europe on par with the Gibraltan 2nd Divison and the German 6th Tier. Andorra naturalisation is impossible as it takes 20 years and one of the top clubs only produces Portuguese players.

Looking forward to getting stuck in
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
i'll follow ur story.... i like lower divisions and little clubs
Started the game with Spanish Leagues down to tier 6 and Andorra down to tier 2 which is needed to manage the Andorran national team

https://i.imgur.com/dU3LB1D.jpg


Hired on an amateur contract, the only other staff is the chairman and a stadium which the club own but share with half the Andorran League teams.

https://i.imgur.com/X7XZ9jD.jpg
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
After taking care of the staffing issues, I can eventually see what kind of squad I have.

https://i.imgur.com/T5avBzm.jpg

The board are expecting promotion to the Tereca Division. Champions automatically go up at this level of Spanish football whilst second go into the playoffs. Two key players stand out to any chance of promotion this season. Josep Manel Ayala and Edu Peppe. For any chance to progress this club in the long term, turning semi-pro as soon as possible is a major factor. I can see a big challenge early on keeping ahold of players who have been offered a contract by semi-pro clubs.

https://i.imgur.com/LunLdDH.jpg

A stand out player at this level, Ayala's experience will be highly valued to keep the defence together. At 37 he has been around for a long time and I'm hoping he will lend a hand to help the younger players in the squad. On the flip side I can't see him playing for many more years.

https://i.imgur.com/FzsEJsM.jpg

Seen by most at the club as the star of the team, all eyes will be on Peppe as the creative force of the team. At 34 he has been around for a long time but can still play for the foreseeable future.
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
I'll definitely be following. Do you know of a DB for FM17 so I can give this a go?
Very nice and pretty tough! All the best with this
KEZWrites
Surprise
#iUsedToBeKiKó
I'll definitely be following. Do you know of a DB for FM17 so I can give this a go?


The database I'm using for this I found through the steam workshop. There is a database on the FM17 workshop that goes down to Tercera level only which is one above what you need. Could go on holiday for a season, save it start June and keep reloading until FC Andorra get promoted and take them over that way. The only feasible suggestion I have I'm afraid.
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
Very nice and pretty tough! All the best with this


Cheers buddy. Im finding keeping a hold of my best players the issue due to amateur status. Already had clubs offering Edu Peppe a part-time contract and I'm powerless to stop it Hoping to go semi-pro next season to stop this issue.
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
August/September 2017

https://i.imgur.com/6JIVzbI.jpg

First league game of the season and couldn't ask for a better start. Disappointed to lose the clean sheet to an own goal but overall happy with the result.

https://i.imgur.com/n2R0Wzj.jpg

Catalan Amateur Cup, we are supposed to be one of the favourites to win it and yet struggled to come through our first game. After 22 minutes in and 3-0 I thought this would this was sailing, I couldn't have been more wrong. Scraped through with a stoppage-time win. Happy with first 22 minutes display, the rest I'd rather move on.

https://i.imgur.com/fIbI3pW.jpg

And move onto a penalties win. Need an 87th minute equaliser just to get into extra time. Edu Pepe made it a nervous 30 minutes extra but happy to survive my first shootout. Things can't get much worse in the cup other than getting knocked out.


https://i.imgur.com/13OPRsR.jpg

Finally, we actually show what we are capable of in the cup. Yes it is against a B team but can only play what is in front of you. Roll on the quarter finals.

The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
https://i.imgur.com/1Ip6hgu.jpg

Just as things started to come together a massive blow happens to disrupt things. One of my stars and most experienced players, Josep Manel Ayala have decided to move on to Llanes in the Tercera Division. I was powerless to do anything other than offer him another amateur contract against a semi-pro deal which is on a pay as play basis in the league above. As a club, we cannot dwell on the past and can only look to the future moving forward and Ayala's departure leaves a hole to be filled and an opportunity for someone to seize.

https://i.imgur.com/AXKV6qc.jpg

The big boys came to town and left with a deserved victory. At half time it was 10 attempts to 0 in favour of the visitors. On the scope of things, it was an amateur side at home to a professional outfit and although they are a B team, they are still in Liga 123 one below La Liga and have future stars like Carles Alena playing for them. This was my first defeat as FC Andorra boss but the lads have done themselves, club and country proud by limiting Barca B to 1-3. The cup was a decent chance of some silverware this season but now it leaves us to focus on the league building the club up.

https://i.imgur.com/dE4NkOF.jpg

A strange combo, a player who is a Ugandan international with Swedish citizenship playing in Andorra. By international standards, he doesn't seem like much but his a four star ability rating I am hoping he can bag some goals which will help our title challenge. Just as I gained the striker the side needed I lost an influential defender. Can't have it all my own way but losing a 37 year old to gain a 24 year old looks like it could be a good move in the long run.
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
September 2017

https://i.imgur.com/oY1FWKs.jpg

Back to league action and that makes it 2 wins from 2, having to play catch up because of the cup but I'm confident it won't be too much of a hindrance. Nice debut from Bakka, shame about the penalty miss but contributed nicely with 2 assists.

https://i.imgur.com/m39drR4.jpg

A game of two halves. Bore 0-0 first half 4 goals second half. Momentum is coming together nicely after the Barca B defeat.

https://i.imgur.com/bidVaIP.jpg

A new month and the same result, another 3 points. Score and stats don't tell the story, looks like a comfortable win but was anything but. Nice to come away with another victory to make it 4 from 4.

https://i.imgur.com/3XRfEvf.jpg

Just the one defeat so far against a 2nd tier side, Didn't expect to have such a good start but it is all about keeping it going.

https://i.imgur.com/faBUg38.jpg

Sitting in a good position, next few games will be interesting with my Andorran international representing country rather than the club. U.E. Rapitenca look to be the ones to watch so far but being so early on in the season it can all change quite quickly



The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
October 2017

https://i.imgur.com/5eYbGc6.jpg

Momentum is building, confidence is flying and back down to earth going 2-0 down inside 16 minutes. A reality check, a shock, a bad start, whichever one of the three it is the boys reacted in style going in 4-2 up at half time. All one way traffic really in the second half and after a ropey start it was a comfortable win.

https://i.imgur.com/DxGP9qU.jpg

This team and 2 goals difference I don't know what it is. From 2 goals down in previous game now to 2-0 ahead and throwing it away. 10 men did not help the situation but at home we should still be closing out a 2 goal lead. 2 points dropped but it is still all in our own hands.

https://i.imgur.com/JlHfvcV.jpg

Not the great performance, a ground out 2-1 win away, I'll take that but improvements can be made.

https://i.imgur.com/IiyfHCT.jpg

Another ground out win and although I'm not a fan of games like that, it is results like that which count the most at the end of the season.

https://i.imgur.com/7USCGeP.jpg

That's more like it, showing what we are truly capable of. I would say new signing Bakka is justifying his wages with performances like that but like the rest of the squad, he is on a flat rate of nothing per game.

https://i.imgur.com/aNDE07U.jpg

Looked like for long periods it was going to end up being a draw here so I'm delighted for 2 goals in the last 20 minutes to wrap up the points.

https://i.imgur.com/SdzVoxT.jpg

Another good month with 16 points taken from a possible 18. The gap is down to 2 points with the top 3 starting to pull away from the chasing pack.






The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
November 2017

https://i.imgur.com/r9r4ehG.jpg

A comfortable victory at home sends us to the top of the table and keeps the momentum going in the weeks leading up to our clash with Rapitenca

https://i.imgur.com/OP4vbaN.jpg

Second red card of the season for Edu Peppe. The lack of discipline from him is shocking and it is hard to believe he is playing in an attacking role. Lucky he hasn't cost his team today. Bakka with the 'Get out of jail free' card

https://i.imgur.com/Kt0a0e0.jpg

Fortunate? Lucky? I really don't care which it is, all I'm bother about is we beat Rapitenca away from home in what could be the title deciding game. Bakka doing the business again with a brace.

https://i.imgur.com/NDMGfnK.jpg

Opened up a 4 point gap at the top. Still a long way to go however with 40 points from 42 it won't be long before the dream becomes a reality at this rate,






The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
December 2017

https://i.imgur.com/Zk9TPyy.jpg

Bakka with another brace wraps up the 3 points. I'm shocked that he is not playing at a higher level or even has any interest but hey other clubs loss is my gain. Edu Peppe who has just come back from suspension for being sent off..... goes and gets his self sent off again. A fine would of been issued if he wasn't on an amateur deal.


https://i.imgur.com/w4q690W.jpg

And fresh off his third red card of the season, Edu Peppe has decided to move on and is managing to earn £400 a week. With his disciplinary record I'm happy to see the back of him however after only 5 months in charge I have lost my 2 best players based on ability and was powerless to stop it. Turning semi-pro is needed badly in the near future.

https://i.imgur.com/MI1rJbJ.jpg

Easy 3-0 win with the points wrapped up by the 48th minute.

https://i.imgur.com/G1lqXE4.jpg

Bad start but made our shot advantage count in the end. Slightly worried about lack of possession but 3 points are 3 points.

https://i.imgur.com/BRBvCKs.jpg

Extended our gap to 6 points at the half way stage






The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
January 2018

https://i.imgur.com/2clynKh.jpg

A new year and a similar story to the end of the last one. Go 1-0 down and needed 2 goals in injury time to secure the points.

https://i.imgur.com/6IFpXDD.jpg

My first choice goalkeeper has decided to move on to a £140 pay as you play deal. I feel like the short term appeal of money is getting the better of some players as next season we are on course to play at that level. Still I'd rather have players committed to the cause.

https://i.imgur.com/P0dQEEf.jpg

Dominated the game, only negative I have to take away is we never kept the clean sheet.

https://i.imgur.com/sVcHnfT.jpg

After 19 games we have already beat the record points total for a season. Still another 15 games to go so will be interesting to see how far we can set the bar.

https://i.imgur.com/PGTrdlx.jpg

And it happens again. One of the better players and an average rating of 7.78 has decided to go to a pay as you play deal.

https://i.imgur.com/RGDY0nb.jpg

First league loss as FC Andorra boss against a team that went from 3rd to 2nd on that result. We didn't play well at all, had much less of the ball and they took their chances. Don't want to dwell on it too long and now it is all about the response.

https://i.imgur.com/IMrGTnl.jpg

19 and out.

https://i.imgur.com/OtgAVqR.jpg

What a response with a 9-0 thrashing. Yes, they were 16th in the table but can only play what is in front of you. Hattrick for Bakka and a Texas hattrick for Alex Valino

https://i.imgur.com/xz72atg.jpg

Gap standing at 5 points now



The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
What skin is that you are using?
What skin is that you are using?


Just using FM18 Dark skin already on the game.
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
What's a texas hattrick? The first google result led me down a very dark path
KEZWrites
Surprise
#iUsedToBeKiKó
What's a texas hattrick? The first google result led me down a very dark path


Texas hattrick is a hockey term meaning 4 goals. The logic behind it is everything is bigger in Texas

Found this on a hockey site - "Bigger is better in Texas, and a "Texas hat trick" is one where there are four goals scored in a single game by a player."

The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
Texas hattrick is a hockey term meaning 4 goals. The logic behind it is everything is bigger in Texas

Found this on a hockey site - "Bigger is better in Texas, and a "Texas hat trick" is one where there are four goals scored in a single game by a player."

I like that... certainly better than this one
KEZWrites
Surprise
#iUsedToBeKiKó
I like that... certainly better than this one


Thankfully I've just finished my breakfast before seeing that
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
February 2018

https://i.imgur.com/FmmVVeh.jpg

Just been promoted to first choice goalkeeper and now he has his shot, has decided that his future lies elsewhere. Understandable if he wasn't playing and was offered first team elsewhere but I'm not going to dwell on someone who has played 3 games and conceded 3 goals.

https://i.imgur.com/97ppaqg.jpg

Promising youngster for this level and he is off elsewhere. Won't be the last you hear about him

https://i.imgur.com/tlac3z7.jpg

Losing players left right and centre so happy to bring in some reinforcements. Not the greatest rating but will do as a back up option.

https://i.imgur.com/nwGCihg.jpg

Guess whos back?
Back again?
Ruiz back!
Tell a friend!

After he left I noticed he was only on an amateur deal, so cheekily offered him a contract and now he is back. Be going straight into the first team. I just hope he didn't pack his stuff to move house.

https://i.imgur.com/idytRe4.jpg

A missed penalty, 6 yellows and a red card. Discipline was shocking that game. Not sure how I finished with as many as 10 men but 3 points is 3 points. A horrible debut from Ruiz in first game back, a booking on 60 and his marching orders on 63.

https://i.imgur.com/Aj4lQxh.jpg

Another backup player brought in. Nothing special, in fact, coach reports thinks he's not good enough at all. At least he is not costing anything on the wage budget.

https://i.imgur.com/Uu9JLoX.jpg

Pros: Taking a 5-0 lead. Cons Finishing 5-4 conceding 4 unanswered goals. Just about held on but complacency was clearly an issue here.

https://i.imgur.com/Cx7NRDY.jpg

A nice easy game after the 9 goal thriller. 3 points, no cards and a clean sheet away from home. Great performance overall

https://i.imgur.com/hf3YbEf.jpg

Another penalty miss by Bakka. Seems to be missing them more than scoring at the minute. On a positive note, another win to wrap the month up.

https://i.imgur.com/h1x1UoD.jpg

Still 5 points clear with 9 games left to go

The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
March 2018

https://i.imgur.com/QFZgDhT.jpg

Pros: Scored 6 goals, Come away with 3 points. Cons: Conceded 4 goals to bottom of the league. That is a worrying factor but luckily it didn't come back to bite us today.

https://i.imgur.com/wT7tlw2.jpg

The third keeper who has been made number 1 this season and has gone to elsewhere. Is it that much of a bad job?

https://i.imgur.com/9wWBZDj.jpg

A dominating victory. Restricted the opposition to just 2 shots and a clean sheet to go with it.

https://i.imgur.com/89gTprP.jpg

Youth intake a 2 star potential best. To be honest wasn't expecting a lot from the standard of our facilities.

https://i.imgur.com/enqfgqD.jpg

The stand out player of the intake. To make matters worse he is a keeper. Let us see if the keeper curse affects him as well.

https://i.imgur.com/WLAFn9m.jpg

Another thrashing. 2 goals inside 10 mins for Bakka then he is off injured. Hoping it is nothing serious.

https://i.imgur.com/2FiZjs4.jpg

6-7 weeks with fractured ribs ouch. That is his season over. Could have got it down to 4-5 with special but couldn't really afford the 2.5k to pay for it.

https://i.imgur.com/rFsVuVK.jpg

Nice win to end the month. Bakka's replacement Adrian Perez on his first start bags himself a brace taking his tally to 4 goals in 2 games.

https://i.imgur.com/NRIFGeT.jpg

The gap is back up to 7 points with 5 games left to play. Part 1 of the plan is so close now.



The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
April 2018

https://i.imgur.com/blZvB4z.jpg

Massively one-sided game. Should have been much more with that 21 shots but it doesn't matter how much you win by, it is still 3 points at the end of the day.

https://i.imgur.com/ug3iije.jpg

An early goal sent us on our way to a hard fought out win. Nothing handsome, nothing pretty about the game from our perspective but I'm happy to come away with a win against a strong opponent.

https://i.imgur.com/d8lGDal.jpg

Another victory secures a place in the playoffs. Promotion is edging ever closer.

https://i.imgur.com/qHC0skb.jpg

There it is. With 2nd placing dropping points, FC Andorra will be playing in the Tercera division next season. Part 1 is achieved, now for the league title and semi-pro to wrap up my aims for the first season.

https://i.imgur.com/phYzF5N.jpg

FINALLY. I can start paying my players. I will only be able to on a part-time basis however it offers me much more security in keeping ahold of players rather than losing them at any point because of amateur deals. 2 out of 3 for the season goals achieved.

May 2018

https://i.imgur.com/HB1BDUJ.jpg

Not a game great game by any standards. Ruiz picking up his second red card in a month. Will be having a quiet word with him about discipline.

https://i.imgur.com/gRR8rne.jpg

Nice to end the regular season with a win. Even nicer to pick up £35.66k prize money which is a lot to a club of this stature.

https://i.imgur.com/6bwcqpO.jpg

Only dropped 5 points all season. Would of nice to hit the 100 mark but at the same time with only 102 available that would have been a big ask. I still have to play the winner of group 1 to secure the league title.

https://i.imgur.com/QF7WNpI.jpg

Wow that was a close one. Firstly I'm annoyed that I had to play away from home with C.E. Jupiter being classed as the 'higher seed' therefore getting home advantage. I'm sorry but in what world does a team with 88 points get classed as higher than a one with 97? Secondly, a 95th minute equaliser got them the penalties when it was only supposed to be 3 added on. Yes I know I scored in the 93rd but that does not add 2 minutes onto injury time. Now the rant is over, I'm happy the lads got their heads together in the right way after being pegged back at the death. Extra time was a dull 30 minutes with nothing exciting other than a few yellow cards handed out. Then came the dreaded penalties. We went first and out regular taker Bakka missed. I thought this is not our night but 2 great saves put us in the driving seat and clinched the shootout, match and more importantly league title with a kick to spare.

https://i.imgur.com/JskpOXn.jpg

A hattrick of goals achieved for the season. Now it is time to send the lads on holiday after a hard season for which most of them won't be back sadly.

The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
Off Season 2018

https://i.imgur.com/lB0o9xY.jpg

Top 3 players vote is split between my main 3 strikers. Can't say I am shocked about that but I thought it would be a bit tighter between them.

https://i.imgur.com/p8IUWbu.jpg

Jordi Alaez's 7.99 rating for a midfielder with 0 goals and only 9 assists seems to be silly however he has done this from a defensive minded role. I thought he would have been in for a shout with player of the season but 99% of us would rather see goals than a good tackle. Apart from 1st, the rest of the top 5 places for ratings was made up of strikers.

https://i.imgur.com/n9ndMVd.jpg

We are getting an expansion....by 396 seats. Personally, I think the money could have been spent elsewhere especially when it is costing nearly 520k for less than 400 seats. I would have rather seen this invested in youth facilities to help the squad in the long run and added more seats when the time was right.

https://i.imgur.com/eH8qfeU.jpg

Pros: We can now pay our players. Cons: I can only offer a non-contract deal which means players can still be poached at any time and are requesting stupid amounts in appearance fees.

https://i.imgur.com/AI8Pebw.jpg

I have committed myself for another 12 months, Would have liked a longer deal but 12 months was the most they would give.

https://i.imgur.com/9PdqEum.jpg

And now time to get on the coaching ladder. If I want to take this team to greater heights, I need to improve myself too.

https://i.imgur.com/TKkxDOH.jpg

Go up a division and go semi-pro and my sponsorship income goes down. I don't know who is running the business side of this club but they need a good slap. And my club stature has gone down for winning a league.

https://i.imgur.com/rkBPq7I.jpg

Top goal scorer from last season. 34 goals in total, 29 of them in the league and is off elsewhere because I refused to bow down to his demands and pay £475 appearance fee. I offered £275 max he said no and has moved on for £300 a game. For £25 quid extra! The greed of some players is a joke, however, I am enforcing a no player is bigger than the club.

https://i.imgur.com/Ppf7hwB.jpg

There seems to be an issue with clubs from one country playing in another's league. This guy won't even talk about a contract because he doesn't want to move country. Hello muppet you would still be living in Andorra if you joined my club, the only difference is he would be playing his club football in Spain and not Andorra.

https://i.imgur.com/C7GEMwm.jpg

First signing, brought in to compete for left back. Seems like he is going to be quick off the mark and that's about it but he is best of a bad bunch I could get.

https://i.imgur.com/sNGIlSG.jpg

Second signing who has a bit of speed, accel, agility and strength. Decent first touch but finishing slightly on low side. Hopefully his physical side can bring results on the pitch. has some big boots to fill in replacing Igor Salutegi
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
Pre Season 2018/19

https://i.imgur.com/tLirxxt.jpg

Brought his chap in as cover for a range of positions. Still only allowed 5 subs so he will come in handy for freeing up space on the bench.

https://i.imgur.com/QLBsggo.jpg

A product of Barcelona's La Masia. Wasn't good enough to make the grade, however, stepping down to this level will give him a big opportunity to show off what he has learnt at arguably the best club in the world.

https://i.imgur.com/0W5ey12.jpg

The goalkeeper was an issue last season and now being able to pay players I'm hoping this guy signed on a free (like all transfers) from Villareal can step up and sort the problem.

https://i.imgur.com/171qARr.jpg

FC Andorra has its first samba star. First attempted to sign him ended nowhere, but I went back and managed to get him to sign for less money than I offered the first time around.

https://i.imgur.com/f0GC52A.jpg

Our partnership with Rayo Vallecano was a joke tbh. Apart from a friendly and £15kish fee, I got nothing from them not a single player. So I decided that for the best was to change senior clubs and on choosing Numancia was promised a player.

https://i.imgur.com/TNINLhc.jpg

Media is predicting my 7th. Not bad for a team just promoted. The board wants top half finish.

https://i.imgur.com/ywcK1L6.jpg

After agreeing on a partnership with Numancia, they decided that this guy should come over to me. Only 16 but very promising and looking forward to what he can do. I needed another keeper and Numanica would rather he was playing in a senior league than under 19s. A win-win for both of us.

https://i.imgur.com/4lhbJB5.jpg

Squad ratings. A complete mixture of abilities. Defence needs to be improved and I'm hoping to address this in the near future.
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
September 2018

https://i.imgur.com/IQINkbp.jpg

Pre season was mixed fortunes. 3 wins 2 draws and 4 losses but more importantly was the money generated for the club. Interesting I've beaten the best Andorran league side in my opinion yet most players would still rather play in the Andorran leagues citing lack of ambition at my club. I suppose a part-time weekly wage and chance of European football for a few early rounds is more appealing than Spain's Tier 4

https://i.imgur.com/JBzToFU.jpg

Damian Ruiz's second departure in 6 months and unlike the first time I couldn't lure him back with the same contract. 2 weeks prior to moving I signed him to a £70 per game deal. After Alermia came sniffing he wanted £575 a game. He would have been far too expensive to keep and off he goes to play in the youth team of a Liga 123 team. And as he was non-contract there was no fee and worse no future bonus if he turns out to be decent. I've noticed the Spanish under 19 teams are called Juvenil instead. Must be down to it being a Spanish language custom database as the language Spanish is referred to in game as Castellano. One bug I have noticed that it doesn't say a players nationality on the overview screen and will only have a flag instead.

https://i.imgur.com/QjdNwjD.jpg

Why sign a player to then transfer list him instantly? Is it just to piss me off and weaken my side. There is 2 out of my 4 strikers from last season gone already.

https://i.imgur.com/Wu3p5NB.jpg

First game back had pros and cons. Pros: Still undefeated and scored 2 goals. Cons: Went from 2-0 up to 2-2. We are predicted top half finish but if we want to push on from that we need to take every point available and this is certainly 2 dropped.

https://i.imgur.com/tconf2P.jpg

Got 2 defenders injured and one on the verge of leaving. Brought in a young defender who at this level has the right attributes to succeed. The only worry is his strength.

https://i.imgur.com/QWbel3H.jpg

I couldn't turn down the chance to sign an Andorran international. He will be a rotation option at best but I would rather see him in my team than a free agent.

https://i.imgur.com/7G4xKaa.jpg

39 years old and as slow as an asthmatic ant with some heavy shopping. Quick movement is something this chap doesn't possess however his mental and experience will do wonders for a relatively young side. Overall I'm looking at him as a Spanish lower league Per Mertesacker.

https://i.imgur.com/TfxohqG.jpg

I could sense this coming as the game went on. Around 80 minutes I said I would happily take a draw there and bang a few minutes later 1-0 and that how it stayed.

https://i.imgur.com/7SGJCM3.jpg

Midweek re-arranged game and may as well not of turned up. 5 yellow cards and a 2-0 loss. Hoping to move on from this quickly.

https://i.imgur.com/bP4RiJE.jpg

His physical may not be the best, however, his technical for this level is outstanding.

https://i.imgur.com/8Ap356H.jpg

Much better performance 3-0 up by half time and 2 of my centre backs scored. Great reaction to the last game and hopefully can be the start of a winning run.

https://i.imgur.com/FRy22wJ.jpg

Brought in as cover for a defender about to leave.

https://i.imgur.com/sdaVHGl.jpg

Another player who has been poached. He has gone off to the league above at least. An interesting thing I found when offering a player a deal and trying to bring the appearance fee down was to offer a massive international cap bonus. Unless they are Andorran, they have no chance of playing internationally and can help save the club a lot of money. For Andorran players, this method could be used but would have to be the right balance.

https://i.imgur.com/tb6Rxr5.jpg

So far this season I've have been disappointed with most of my strike force. Charles Nyagwegwe isn't scoring or looking close to it. Thankfully on these non-contracts as long as he isn't in the match squad it costs me nothing. Would cost me a £10 if he sat on the bench and didnt play but I've decided to bring in some competetion. Introducing Biel Gili. A great physical player who also has a bit of technical about him.

https://i.imgur.com/LlhRnYo.jpg

What a debut. I only made a change because of the tactical screen coming up due to the red card and faith reapid instantly with a goal from Gili within 3 minutes of coming on. That has earned him a place to start the next game.

https://i.imgur.com/1RCshi2.jpg

Another striker brought in. More competition and more opportunity to rotate players.

https://i.imgur.com/PBah11p.jpg

Not a bad start I must say. I'm hoping as the team bonds together the performance will improve on the pitch. Top half finish is a fair goal to achieve but with a bit of hard work and luck I'm hoping to push on and challenge for the playoffs. At this level top 4 go into the playoffs along with the rest of the Tercera leagues to battles for 4/5 places in Segunda B. C.E. Juipter who we beat last season for the Catalan Divison have made an amazing start sitting 2nd with 4 wins and 1 draw.
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
From here going forward, I am going to change the way I post about this challenge. I find I am spending more time actually saving the screenshots, uploading them to the internet and then posting them on here than I am playing on FM. As a result of this, I am starting to lose enjoyment from the game (I know hard to believe it is FM after all) and will also not have as much free time as I am back to work as of tomorrow. Instead, I will do an overview of each month/2 months with the fixtures list and expand on that rather than posting every match screenshots.
The Great Andorra Challenge Honours

2017/18 - Catalan Regional Division 1st (Champions/Promoted)
2018/19 - Tercera Division Group 5 4th (Promoted)
2019/20 - Segunda B Division Group 2 3rd (Promoted)
2020/21 - Liga 123 17th
From here going forward, I am going to change the way I post about this challenge. I find I am spending more time actually saving the screenshots, uploading them to the internet and then posting them on here than I am playing on FM. As a result of this, I am starting to lose enjoyment from the game (I know hard to believe it is FM after all) and will also not have as much free time as I am back to work as of tomorrow. Instead, I will do an overview of each month/2 months with the fixtures list and expand on that rather than posting every match screenshots.

Makes sense to me, it also means you can play loads of games/a big session at once and then just update in bulk.
Sure you'll find you'll start flying through seasons
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