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Harry Kane is our captain for the tournament
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Its getting tighter for european qualification rather than relegation fears,still love this dude
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Love this, always enjoyed doing one of these myself. Big deal for Alli but sure it'll pay off. Dead unlucky in the competitions last year finishing runners up in 3 with United then the world cup too! Things to build on tho
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Good luck fella!
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Stop 7 – May – The Greek God Maia


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The month of May takes its name from the Greek goddess Maia and so stop number 7 of ‘SUSIE On Tour 2018’ bring us to the historic city of Thessaloniki, Greece where more SUSIE points have been put up for grabs.

Your challenge this time is to take over at PAOK, who in the real world were challengers for the Greek title until the last few weeks… however, you may be more familiar with them as the club with the gun-toting owner running on the pitch!

Taking over at the start of January 2018, with a talented squad, a strong fan-following and the club sitting in at the top of the table place, how will you fare? You have until the end of the season and so FIVE MONTHS for this challenge.

https://i.imgur.com/1jST9he.png

A pretty strong squad, a striker scoring goals and a transfer window... is there much more that you'd want at the start of a challenge?

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A strong start to the season sees you in the second round of the Greek Cup and also through the group stages of the Europa League, a treble is on the cards!

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As you can see, you will start the season perched at the top of the table bang on the half-way point of your season, with serial winners Olympiacos chasing you down with a game in hand. Can you handle the pressure?[/center]

Scoring:
League:

Winners - 40pts
2nd- 4th – 20 pts
5th-9th – 0pts
10th-14th – -10 pts
15th – 16th -25pts

Greek Cup:
Winners – 20pts
Runners Up - 10pts
Semi Finals – 5pts
Quarter Finals – 0 pts
Second Round Exit - -15 pts

UEFA Europa League:
Winners - 40pts
Runner Up – 25pts
Semi Finalist – 15pts
Quarter Finalist – 10pts
Second Knockout Round Exit - 0pts
First Knockout Round Exit - -15 pts

Extra:
Rivalries – Beat Olympiacos or Panathinaikos - 5pts per win (Competitive games only)
Awards – Manager of Year, Player of the Year, Top Goal Scorer – 5 pts each
Sacked - -25 pts and the challenge is over

Rules:
Manager

- Must have Badge based on PAOK (Continental Pro) and experience based on PAOK (International Footballer) boxes ticked
- You may not manage any other teams during this process

Files:
- You may not use any editing, scouting or other programmes to aid you
- You may only use the official Save Game file (posted below)
- Your save must be made available for review by a moderator if requested. Failure to do so will see your score wiped
- Saved games must be set to a fortnightly autosave

Screenshots and Deadlines:
- Screenshots must be posted IN THIS THREAD no later than 8pm on Thursday 31st May 2018.
- Screenshots Required are: Your manager profile (proof of reputation), the end of season Fixture List with results, end of season League Table anything else relevant to point scoring (i.e. top goal scorers or cup runs). Transfers etc. are welcome but not necessary.
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Brilliant writing mate, been a while since I last saw one of these stories, interested to follow it
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Reunited!

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I've got my main man back! My goalscoring hero from my Liverpool days. After having £150mil rejected last summer, I went back for my favorite regen striker this summer and coughed up just £85million for the 27 year old who will be in the prime for his footballing days now. Still scoring for fun, as you can see he had a very strong Euros with Portugal.

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His first season without me as manager at Liverpool didn't go quite as well, only 13 goals in 27 league games, not sure how many he got in all competitions. However now we're reunited and his also back up top with Lucarelli, another former Liverpool striker, these two played and scored for fun in the 4th and 5th season up top together!

Also went on and signed Donarumma on a free from Liverpool, 29 years old and will still do a job
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Leaderboard updated 02/05/2018

Just 7 players have completed all 6 steps of the tour so far.
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The fact we can now miss out on finishing in the top four if results go against us is a little worrying considering how 'comfortable' we looked to have secured it a couple months ago. Big head to head game vs Chelsea Sunday at Stamford Bridge. They need to win all three of their remaining games (Liverpool (H), Huddersfield (H) and Newcastle (A)) to stand any chance of that. We need at least 1 win from our remaining 2 games (Chelsea (A) and Brighton (H)) and that should see us qualify as our goal difference is currently +16 better than Chelseas.
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And so season 11 comes to a close and it was by far my most successful season in the save and my first at Barcelona. We had four trophies on offer and went and completed the clean sweep including my first ever Champions League title. It only dawned on me earlier this season that I had never won more than two trophies in a single season so this has been a special one. Meanwhile my brother scooped another 5 trophies this season (Prem, FA Cup, Community Shield, European Super Cup and Club world cup). I'll be on the hunt for 6 trophies next year with the European Super Cup and Club World Cup up for grabs.
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March, April & May 2020

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Struggling start losing to second place Eichstatt. We then went on a seven game unbeaten run which saw us win five and draw two. Struggled to finish the season on a high though as we lost five three and three one.

https://i.imgur.com/JcbQa4o.png

CHAMPIONS! PROMOTION!! Third time lucky and we're going up! I've managed to sort what @Shedender and @DNZY have failed to do the last couple of seasons.

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The promotion also sees the board decide to upgrade our stadium.

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Unlucky in the FA Cup Final mate, absolutely gutting but a close game.

As for the job dilemma, I'd say stay it out at Sunderland, your cup run has already proved the squad you've got are capable of competing with the Prem boys and with the financial work you've done over the last two seasons it'd be a shame to see it wasted so early on.
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Sounds like you've done wonders with those finances mate controlling those wages massively and a great bank balance being built. The key will be when you win promotion, how you control it then having to recruit but we'll see.

Superb cup run you're on, be nice to let us know what round it is each time you play in the cup and maybe see the league table
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I'm amazed at how people managed to win the league still
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Pretty happy with last nights result, sloppy final ten minutes though conceding twice, the second was dubious, I'm not sure its a penalty but being a Liverpool fan I would say that. Take a three goal advantage to Rome, you'd think we'd be through as long as we score one away goal and I can't see us not scoring there so fingers crossed.

In not such good news: Liverpool fan left critically injured hope this fella pulls through!
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Plain sailing so far in Spain!

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Scoring:
League:
2nd- 6th – 20 pts

South Minas-Rio:
Winners – 20pts

Copa Libertadores:
Winners - 40pts


Rivalries:
Beat Cruzerio (CEC): x1 = 5 points
Beat AMG: x1 = 5 points

Total Points: 90 points

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July + August 2019


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Didn't have much room in the transfer or wage budget, we're building a strong bank balance though. Just the one face in this summer and I'm hoping he'l strengthen the back line and is rather versatile for us as well.

https://i.imgur.com/bhrS5nB.png

Eight games played to kickstart are season and we've definitely done that. Started very strongly scoring fourteen goals in our opening two games with a 6-0 and 8-3 victory. Annoyed we were held to a 2-2 draw wit Burghausen though. Obviously we're not near competing with the likes of Bochum in the German Cup and whilst a cup run would of been nice, we crashed out three one. We bounced back superbly in the league however winning the remaining four games, scoring ten goals and not conceding one! A strong base to build on.

https://i.imgur.com/nBK8xln.png

Early days, but a two point cushion for the boys at the top of the table, surely third time lucky to get out this league?
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League results:

https://i.imgur.com/F8cnzCR.png

Annoyingly we could never really find any constant form in the season, until the last five games apparently where we won five in a row. But before that we were all over the place, only stringing together two wins on the bounce twice! A shame but there are too many 'better teams' in this league to warrant being able to win it from where we took over in my eyes. - Beat Cruzeiro (CEC) once, 5points.

League Table:

https://i.imgur.com/tSbTfyG.png

The superb run of form at the end of the season winning five in a row shot us from 10th to 5th and saw us deservedly finish up there. Still someway off the league champions who were thirteen points ahead of us. We were five points behind fourth place as well as perhaps fortunate to finish that high afterall. 20 points for finishing 2nd - 6th.

South-Minas-Rio

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We win this cup, never really scored many and definitely rode our luck on the way to lifting it. Three one win in the Quarter Finals, the first round I took charge in. We required a penalty win in the Semi Finals and then only beat AMG one nil in the Final which came down to an 86th minute goal. - Winners - 20 points + beat America Minearo once in the Final (AMG) - 5 points. = 25 points.

Copa Libertadores:

https://i.imgur.com/u71Rd2c.png

For a minute I thought we were going to do it, but alas we fell short in the Semi Finals. Semi Finalist = 15 points

Total Points:

League - 2nd - 6th: 20points
Cup - winners - 20 points
Copa Libertadores - Semi Finals - 15 points
Rivalries - beat cruzeiro x1 and America Mineiro x 1 - 10points

= 65points.
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That happened to me with player + cash deals @Dan, all accepted and then it just waited and waited, window closed and nothing happened

Sucks a bit, but in the long run it was probably better.
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So I switched to Barcelona and had a clear out in the summer, made more money than we spent which is always good and reduced the wage budget a fair bit. If I remember later I'll add the transfer screenshots in.

https://i.imgur.com/OszTGO5.png?1

We won the Spanish Super cup with ease winning 5-1 and 7-1 I believe it was so evidently have a strong squad built now. Lucarelli, who left me at Liverpool after demanding a move to join barca, wanted to join monaco in the summer, i rejceted but now have secured a contract extension for him. I had a £150mil + player deal agreed for my favorite striker, Nunes at Liverpool, however it appeared to glitch and the deal never confirmed so had to cancel it. Probably for the best at that price.

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Done very well in the transfer window, how do the finances compare now to when you took over? Judging by your work the wages must of dropped off significantly.

Some surprising results so far this season, hopefully you pick it straight up now.
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I've just concluded season 10 on the network save. A trophyless seasons which ends my stint at Liverpool. Pleased to of made it ten years and win four league titles along the way as well as a few Carabao and FA Cup titles, but sadly I couldn't add to the 5 previous Champions League trophies won in the past. I reached 3 CL Finals, including the most recent one where I met my brother a day before I was to leave the club for my new job. Thought it was a fitting ending to play each other as I was set to move on, annoyingly we lost 3-0 to end on a sour note.

I now head to Barcelona, a side who have only just started to consistenly regain the title in spain, winning the last three titles and making the UCL quarters last season. I sold them Lucarelli, a star striker for £101mil a couple seasons ago so delighted to link back up with him.
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This is a bit on the ocd side, but would it be possible to have a save with the real name fix on ?

Not on this occassion
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Stop 6 – April – Discovering South America

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These challenges are all about discovering new areas of FM that you may not have tried before and so what better way to celebrate discovery than celebrating a Discovery Day? Stop number 6 of ‘SUSIE On Tour 2018’ bring us to Brazil where April 22nd commemorates the day when Pedro Álvares Cabral became the first European to land in Brazil in 1500 (although this discovery is contested by some) .

Yee and your merry band of challengers will land in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and take charge of Atletico Mineiro, a side capable of great things having won the Copa Libertadores as recently as 2013. Yet despite winning South America’s most prestigious competition, Atletico have only won the top tier of Brazilian football on one occasion, some 46 years ago. The club finished 4th last season and thereby automatically qualify for the Copa Libertadores group stage.

Which, if either, will you win first: Atletico’s second league title? Or second CL trophy?

Taking control of this historic team, battling on 4 fronts is a great opportunity to pick up more points in amongst the clustered schedule that is Brazil’s fixture list and because of the amount of games you will have just FIVE MONTHS for this challenge.

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A fairly big squad at your disposal for the remainder of the season but one that is slightly under achieving as you're about to see. You've got a bit of time to try and sort the team out to get them playing the way you want them to and pushing towards the top of the table and a sight on the Champions League as well which you still remain in. There is also a cup competition still to play for.

https://i.imgur.com/GZixo8o.png

As I said, underachieving big time. Pre season the squad was expected to be finishing around second in the league. However we take charge halfway through the league season with 19 league games to go and sit down in 13th place somewhat fifteen points off the title race. A league title is perhaps out of the question this season but a top four finish should still be achievable.

https://i.imgur.com/pIeSl3F.png

The club are also still in with an outside chance of winning the Champions League, the Copa Libertadores and have one foot in the Quarter Finals following a first leg win over Colo Colo at home. This will also be one of your first matches.

Scoring:
League:

Winners - 40pts
2nd- 6th – 20 pts
7th-12th – 0pts
13th-16th – -10 pts
17th – 20th -25pts

South Minas-Rio:
Winners – 20pts
Runners Up - 10pts
Semi Finals – 5pts
Quarter Finals – 0 pts

Copa Libertadores:
Winners - 40pts
Runner Up – 25pts
Semi Finalist – 15pts
Quarter Finalist – 10pts
Second Round Exit - -15 pts

Extra:
Rivalries – Beat Cruzeiro or America Mineiro - 5pts per win (Competitive games only)
Awards – Manager of Year, Player of the Year, Top Goal Scorer – 5 pts each
Sacked - -25 pts and the challenge is over

Rules:
Manager

- Must have Badge based on Atletico (Continental Pro) and experience based on Atletico (International Footballer) boxes ticked
- You may not manage any other teams during this process

Files:
- You may not use any editing, scouting or other programmes to aid you
- You may only use the official Save Game file (posted below)
- Your save must be made available for review by a moderator if requested. Failure to do so will see your score wiped
- Saved games must be set to a fortnightly autosave

Screenshots and Deadlines:
- Screenshots must be posted IN THIS THREAD no later than 8pm on Monday 30th April 2018.
- Screenshots Required are: Your manager profile (proof of reputation), the end of season Fixture List with results, end of season League Table anything else relevant to point scoring (i.e. top goal scorers or cup runs). Transfers etc. are welcome but not necessary.
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Now spend the money wisely @Shedender

- Started season 10 on the network save, Lost 2-1 to my brothers Chelsea side in the Community Shield, we had the better stats but didn't take our chances, always happens.
- League started very well for me, 4 wins from 4 and top of the table conceding just 2 or 3 goals I believe.
- My brother has won 3/4, drawing one as he dominated against WBA who held him to a draw, he opened the league season with a 9-0 thrashing to Southampton.
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Spend your money on the training ground and youth facilities and then when players come through give them plenty of game time, will save you absolute millions over time. With Arsenal i did this and now have over £500m in the bank and a transfer budget of round £400m iirc. In the last couple of seasons I think I've only purchased one player and over the course of the save have spent less than I've made now, despite easily being the best team in Europe (well maybe equal with PSG).

Fancy a change from my game now, anyone got any suggestions for a new save. Don't mind starting min rep and lower league but must still be in the UK & Ireland.

Our facilities are the best they can be and each time they're downgraded we get them back to the top, however very rarely have anyone decent enough come through the youth ranks. And Normally I'd head down that route with development, but when you're on a network save againt your brother its harder to do it that way.

As for a new save: Maybe something like Queens Park in scotland? Amateur side? Tns for European football etc
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You end up in administration with Liverpool or was it not that bad? I've been trying to be tight with the finances at Rangers with the highest paid player being on £65k p/w which sounds like nothing.

Nope, end of season competition payouts saved us thankfully and we're now back to about £80mil (iirc) in the black but that'll only last a month or two before it disappears and we're back in the red, the board got taken over in season 2 or 3 and since this new board are stingey as anything.

I have now added in Italy, Spain, Germany and france top divisions in hope for a move away from Liverpool following my brother scooping the league, FA Cup and CL this season, his third CL in 9 seasons whereas i've been in two finals and lost both. Need a move now to maintain motivation to play it I feel.
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Not the greatest performance from us today but took the three points! A good second half comeback, how cool and calm was Mo Salah for his goal again tho!
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