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http://darkwoodbrew.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/WorshipSeries_RCC_ChristmasUpsideDown2012.png

The Challenge

It's simple really, you load up Football Manager (any version), create a manager (preferably a Holiday Manager) and holiday to the 25th December of that year. Once you are on the 25th of December, retire your holiday manager and create your manager profile and take over the team bottom of the league, your aim is simple: Save them from relegation. At the end of the season you resign/retire and go on to the next season doing the same with the aim of becoming a 'master' at saving the bottom team.

Possible Countries

Any country really and any division, lower the league the tougher the challenge.

The Rules - Playing

1) Load as many leagues as you like.
2) Database size is optional from Small, Medium and Large. No custom. Large is recommended.
3) You are not allowed an Edited database of any kind. Default database only.
4) Advanced Options (Optional Ticks):
Use Real Players
Use Real Fixtures When Available
Add Key Staff
Add Players To Playable Teams
Allow First Window Transfer Budgets
Enable Attribute Masking


Step By Step Guide

1) Create a Holiday Manager you will not be using this manager to manage a club.
2) Holiday to the 25th of December that year.
3) Retire your Holiday Manager.
4) Add a new manager, Sunday League reputation is a must and no coaching experience. However if you don't fancy it then make it a challenge and go one or two above the bottom level.
5) Take over the team at the bottom of the league.
6) Manage them to the end of the season.
7) Celebrate or commiserate your success or failure.
8) Retire your manager and do it all over again (same save)

Other Rules

1) You are not allowed to move club at any point (apart from when taking over on the 25th December)
2) If you are sacked before the end of the season then move onto to the next season.
3) Transfers, Staff, Training etc all optional.


Posting Rules

1) Discussion of any sort is welcome

Posting Updates

Please follow these guidelines for what posts you should do.

First Post
Personal Page of the Manager once taken over the club.
Overview Screen of the Club.
Current League Table.
Current Squad.
Fixture List

End of Season Update
Personal Page of the Manager.
Overview Screen of the Club.
League Table.
Squad.
Transfers.
Results

Anything else is optional, the more screenshots the better as we get involved more with your game and it creates more information. So will you be the Santa Claus and deliver safety?
Just got this challenge started. I hope i've set it up correctly!

My Down By Christmas? challenge.
My attempt of this challenge

History
2015-16 Premier League Sunderland 9pts from safety
This is just what the Villa are doing in real life, holidaying until Christmas before Remi starts playing properly and goes on a glorious run up the table. .
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