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29
Nov
1 week ago
Rio Ave, of Liga Portugal 2, were under new management. José Nunes was given the task of making sure the club avoid relegation to Liga 3. Seven matches left to play and three points clear of the relegation zone, surely Mr. Nunes wouldn't suffer a third st...
29
Nov
1 week ago
As noted previously, I've flown through 2023-24 so haven't be collecting screenshots for monthly updates. Fear not, seasonal updates it shall be. In this one, and after relegation (back-to-back for me and my manager, awkwardly), it was our goal to regain...
29
Nov
1 week ago
Correction: Real did actually win promotion; I initially noticed they lost in a play-off and presumed that was that, but turns out it was a play-off between the promotion round winners to claim an outright champion so are promoted. Imma take credit for th...
18
Nov
2 weeks ago
Thankfully, or unfortunately depending on what way you wanna look at it, they didn't. Everyone's sad now, basically. 😆
17
Nov
3 weeks ago
Liga 3 Relegation Round, we meet again! One year on from suffering relegation with Real, could José Nunes this time avoid the drop and save Vitória Setúbal? Three friendly wins in a row. Find a better exhibition manager, I'll wait.😎 Great start,...
17
Nov
3 weeks ago
After January 2023's terribleness, the end of the First Stage across February and early March could only go better, right? … Right? … right? Yes, a victo… nevermind, only in a friendly against lower-league opposition. Cova de Piedade, who were a...
17
Nov
3 weeks ago
As shown previously, the beginning of my tenure with Vitória Setúbal couldn't have gone much worse. Did things improve across January 2023? That was the debut in charge. It actually began splendidly, as Kamo-Kamo put a goal ahead. Sadly, the team jus...
17
Nov
3 weeks ago
Ha! Same for me, I had finally got through the four-match run of friendlies and then the interview appeared out of nowhere.Let’s hope this stint Liga 3 goes much better!
17
Nov
3 weeks ago
As noted before, the scheduling at fourth tier level in Portugal is very spread apart. Due to that, we entered November and December knowing we'd be playing just three competitive fixtures - in fact, we'd have more friendlies (four) to participate in. The...
16
Nov
3 weeks ago
October 2022 would see five matches: three league fixtures, two friendlies. We came into it off the back of a positive September, cup battering aside, as we won two out of two to start the new Campeonato de Portugal campaign. Could we extend that run?&nbs...
15
Nov
3 weeks ago
Indeed; Real were newly-promoted from the preceding season, after all. 2/2 wins so far is solid, but gotta build on it!
15
Nov
3 weeks ago
2022-23 is here. The aim is to guide Real back into Liga 3 at the first time of asking. To do that, we must do our best to finish inside the top two and then subsequently inside the top two of the next stage. Just three competitive fixtures, coupled with...
15
Nov
3 weeks ago
That's the plan; whether I'll be able to do that is another thing! 😆
14
Nov
3 weeks ago
#NunesStays - Real, despite relegation, offered me a new contract, so I'll be at the helm in the club's attempt to leave the Campeonato de Portugal at the first time of asking. A new coaching course was also started. First up, pre-season: I'd 8 to be...
12
Nov
3 weeks ago
The season's end has arrived. Six matches to save ourselves from relegation to the Campeonato de Portugal. Could we do it? Bad start. A merited two-goal loss to Sporting CP B. To the 43%, I appreciate you!Not looking good, eh? Back-to-back defea...
12
Nov
3 weeks ago
February would see the ‘First Stage’ come to a conclusion in Portugal's Liga 3 with Real. We secured our place in the ‘Relegation Stage’ some time ago, meaning our aim was to try and finish above last place - which we had three fixtures to try and do so....
11
Nov
3 weeks ago
Just three competitive fixtures occurred in January, as we had Liga 3 encounters with Caldas, Oliveira do Hospital and Leiria - alongside two friendlies. Here's how we got on to kickstart 2022: Back-to-back wins for the first time, as we stretched ou...
11
Nov
3 weeks ago
Hopefully it'll be a save that lasts!
10
Nov
4 weeks ago
Understandable - would be great to see though!
10
Nov
4 weeks ago
I've reached January 2022 and I'm still in a job with Portuguese Liga 3 outfit Real, so that's good. Here's how December went under the stewardship of José Nunes.A narrow home defeat to divisional leaders (at the time) Torreense. They deserved the three p...
10
Nov
4 weeks ago
Cheers!I hope so! Last time I was in the Portuguese lower leagues it went well with Pinhalnovense on Football Manager 2014, won promotion to the second tier - I could do with a Ronaldo Monteiro regen!
10
Nov
4 weeks ago
Thanks, Dan! Hopefully it'll be a good save!Any chance we might see yourself return with a career? 👀
10
Nov
4 weeks ago
The first month or so of my tenure in the Portuguese third tier with Real has come and gone. Here's how José Nunes' boys have got on. A loss in match one but Vitória Setúbal - as noted in my last post - are too big for this level and should be aiming...
09
Nov
4 weeks ago
The time has come to get this journeyman save underway! Very intrigued to see how it plays out. First things first, here's the set-up of the save. As noted before, Brazil and Portugal are the ‘intended’ initial destination(s) and the rest of the leag...
08
Nov
1 month ago
Thanks!They can be frustrating saves so I can understand when people don't do them, but personally I just love seeing the unique career paths you can take from the bottom level of the game. That's where FM is great, as you can play the game a number of di...
08
Nov
1 month ago
As much as I've enjoyed my beta save with PSG, I cannot wait to jump into a journeyman save so I've put that Ligue 1-centric save on the back-burner for the foreseeable future to start the following. Introducing: Viagem“Viagem? The [email protected]#k is that?" Wel...
08
Nov
1 month ago
Journeyman saves are my bread and butter when it comes to Football Manager - I love the unique things you see and the interesting career paths that develop. Here's hoping this is a fun one! - Why is it called Viagem? It means "Travel" in Portuguese, which is the initial theme of the save. Fancy, eh?
08
Nov
1 month ago
08
Nov
1 month ago
Good start, Villa aside. Best of luck!Intrigued to see how Marcus Edwards gets on, one goal already is positive. Mariano looks a smart signing, too!
05
Nov
1 month ago
Nice!👏Exact same UCL fate as myself, the pain!“as the Italian” - Argentina would like a word. How dare ye misnationalise the 🐐!  I was thinking about just doing one season too, especially as I can't wait to jump into a journeyman when the full g...
03
Nov
1 month ago
Indeed! 2022-23 is all about doing something in the Champions League now.
03
Nov
1 month ago
Sounds like the last manager really messed you over! 🤡 Decent start with that in mind, as you say.I need to do a save in Australia too, been watching the league for years so not sure why I haven’t yet.Adelaide were very good years back when they had the l...
02
Nov
1 month ago
Post 13: June 2022:2022-23 started a month earlier than usual, as Patrice Ben Arfa and PSG headed to a special event in China - the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup, which the club had qualified for after their runners-up finish in the 2019-20 UEFA Champions Leag...
31
Oct
1 month ago
Post 12: May 2022:2021-22 reaches its conclusion as Patrice Ben Arfa and his Paris Saint-Germain team aim to add the Coupe de France to their trophy cabinet, having already secured Ligue 1 and the Trophée des Champions. Here's how they got on, as they had...
30
Oct
1 month ago
Post 11: April 2022:The penultimate month of the season has arrived for PSG and Patrice Ben Arfa. The club are off UEFA Champions League disappointment after losing out on penalties to Real Madrid in the round of sixteen, though high hopes remain for a do...
30
Oct
1 month ago
Thankfully…I use the rolling save setting, so I had a back-up to go back to and only had to re-play one game. Lucky.
29
Oct
1 month ago
#ShedenderLossBingo Marseille, 1-0, Sergio Ramos (o.g.) (90’+4) 😆
29
Oct
1 month ago
I thought Monaco would run me close like they are you, but they and the likes of Marseille, Lyon etc. are keeping themselves busy in a battle for 2nd - leaving my lot to run away with 1st.
28
Oct
1 month ago
Post 10: March 2022:March promised to be a critical month in Patrice Ben Arfa's first season in charge of French giants Paris Saint-Germain, as he led a team that were aiming for a place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals (currently 3-2 up versus...
28
Oct
1 month ago
Surprising that no-one wants him! I never tried, as wanted to keep him for the season and made peace with him going for free, but I would've assumed someone like Real Madrid or a PL club would go for him if I had attempted to.Interesting to see how your s...
27
Oct
1 month ago
Post 09: February 2022:February sees Patrice Ben Arfa and PSG continue their quest for Ligue 1 glory, as the Coupe de France continues and the UEFA Champions League returns - with the latter seeing an all-star match-up with La Liga side Real Madrid. Here...
26
Oct
1 month ago
Post 08: January 2022:Happy New Year! Patrice Ben Arfa takes his side into 2022 sitting top of Ligue 1, into the knockouts in the UEFA Champions League and in the tenth round of the Coupe de France. Here's how his PSG team got on in January, as they...
26
Oct
1 month ago
Well, we won the group stage battle 6-4 on aggregate, so have that, Pep! … (inb4 he knocks me out of the UCL later down the line!😬)Same thing happened to me with Sergio Ramos, in terms him coming for a meet - as soon as he was available, before he could e...
26
Oct
1 month ago
apart from Sergio Ramos? That's actually impressive, ha! He is perfectly fine for me but is always “aggressive” in his body language etc., I'm just like "calm a little, my friend!". Hopefully you can turn the squad dynamics around - my players love me, ju...
25
Oct
1 month ago
I thought I'd take a difficult challenge rather than going for a money job like Newcastle United...😁Great to see you're still going, despite that unfortunate lost save. I'll try and catch up with your most recent save - which looks interesting based on th...
25
Oct
1 month ago
Post 07: December 2021:Patrice Ben Arfa's Paris Saint-Germain came into December off the back of an undefeated November, though that did include two disappointing Ligue 1 draws with Bordeaux and Saint-Étienne. December would see PSG reach Matchday 19 in t...