*I'll update this opening post with my progress as I travel throughout the world seeking to create history
Wish me luck!
No wins, no cups, no leagues. This will change. Ideally when I complete this I will compare this screenshot with the completed one.
Like buses three came at once! The United FC offer was best. Higher wage budget and better players. The journey begins!
We performed as the media expected in the league but below my expectations
We did however manage to make it all the way to the SA Cup Final where we unfortunately lost
Mixed season. Our league form dropped and I was almost sacked at one point!
Winning the First Division Cup
saved me (just!
A massive improvement in the league, just missing out on a play-off spot
A New Job
The Golden Arrows
. They'd just been relegated and therefore had a better squad and bigger wage budget than United FC
Season Four - Champions!
I also won the First Division Cup again but forgot to take screenshot
Despite being favourites for relegation we actually fought for the title right until the last couple of games of the season. Sadly we finished just outside the Champions League places but we did claim another cup!
Season Six - Champions!
We were close last year but faded. I strengthened in the summer and we blew the league away. Also won the SA KO Cup
. Most importantly though we qualified for the Champions League.
Can I win the first of the five?
Season Seven - Another Double and progress in CL
We won the league and Super8 cup and progressed through 3 rounds in the Champions League to reach the group stage.
Season Eight - CHAMPIONS OF AFRICA!!
One of the craziest matches I've ever had on FM
, winning on away goals eventually.
OFF TO ASIA
Season Nine - Close but no cigar!
We led the K-League by 6 points at one stage then practically our entire first team got injured and we fell apart
Season 10 - Part OneJOB OFFER!
Too good to turn down a transfer budget of £6m when my current one is £2,600!!Also Suwon are in the 2nd round of the Asian Champions League so maybe I can win it this season. Time will tell
Season 10 - Part TwoChampions League Heartbreak!
We did win the FA Cup which guarenteed Champions League football next year.
And we rose up the league to finish 2nd.
Season 11Champions Of Asia
Two down, three to go!
Sitting in 17th and the relegation places when I took over around a third of the season in I know qualifying for the Copa Libertadoras was impossible so rising up the league was the priority. And we done fairly well in that respect
SOUTH AMERICA CONQUERED!!
ANOTHER CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WON. 3 OF THE 5 IN THE TROPHY CABINET
Sao Paulo's manager retired at the end of the season and I was offered the job. With £35m to spend and a guaranteed crack at the Copa Libertadoras I couldn't turn it down.
As I want to finish in Europe its off to North America next and given that I know absolutely nothing about how the USA/MLS transfer/draft system works it leaves me with only Mexico. So off we go chicos!
Taking over a relegation-threatened team is never easy especially midseason but we managed to push up the table a bit (from 17th to 12th). Some wheeling and dealing in the summer and we can maybe push for the League playoffs.
OPENING STAGE WINNERS!
Mexican Cup Winners!
WE WON THE OPENING STAGE AND MEXICAN CUP AND THEREFORE QUALIFIED FOR THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Monterrey 2 v 2 TIGRES
TIGRES 5 v 2 Monterrey (Agg 7-4)
TIGRES 1 v 0 Houston Dynamo
Houston Dynamo 0 v 2 TIGRES (Agg 3-0)
NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
TIGRES 3 V 2 Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul 0 v 0 TIGRES
We done it! Given our poor form in the Mexican League playoffs I feared the worst going into the second league but we were never really threatened and probably should have won the game outright.
OFF TO THE FINAL FRONTIER NOW.... EUROPE!!
Hired as Stoke City manager!
Hired as Arsenal manager!
Season 18 (continued)
Having surprisingly ended up at Arsenal so suddenly we went on a truly unbelievable run winning 23 of our remaining 25 matches in all competitions. As a result we dramatically snatched 4th place and a ticket into the Champions League qualifying draw!
Furthermore, we managed to claim some silverware with a dramatic win over the mighty Barcelona in the Europa League!!
A busy summer awaits us as I look to build a team capable of winning the UEFA Champions League and thus completing the mighty PENTAGON CHALLENGE!
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HEARTACHE!!
Ironically the Champions League was the ONLY trophy we didn't win!
Another crack at it next season, the 2029/2030 season !
CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE!!
After last seasons final heartbreak we managed to go one further and bring the trophy home!
By doing so I claimed my 5th continental trophy and thus COMPLETED THE PENTAGON CHALLENGE!!
THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHALLENGE
After finishing the Pentagon Challenge I didn't want to end this save so I've decided to join many others and attempt the Champions League Challenge - where you have to win the Champions League with all 22 previous real-life winners. First up...
INTER MILAN (2032-2034)
2032/33 - Champions League - Quarters; Serie A - 4th; Coppa Italia - Winners
2033/34 - CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS; Serie A winners; Coppa Italia winners; Super Cup winners
2034/35 - Champions League runners up; Serie A winners; Coppa Italia winners; Super Cup runners up
2035/36 - CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS; Serie A winners; Coppa Italia winners; Super Cup winners
2036/37 - Champions League runners up; Serie A winners; Coppa Italia winners; Super Cup winners; UEFA Super Cup winners; Club World Cup winners
2037/38 - Champions League DNQ; Premier League runners up; FA Cup winners; League Cup runners up
Despite giving up on the Champions League Challenge I continued on with the save for fun just and here is how my career has evolved:
2038/39 - Chelsea (England)
- Prem: 2nd; Champions League: Semis ; FA Cup: Semis ; League Cup: WINNERS ;Community Shield: 2nd
- 2038 World Cup WINNERS
2039/40 - Arsenal (England)
- Prem: WINNERS; Europa League: WINNERS; FA Cup: WINNERS; League Cup: WINNERS
- Italy - Euro 2040 WINNERS
2040/41 - Arsenal (England)
- Prem: WINNERS; Champions League: WINNERS; FA Cup: WINNERS; League Cup: WINNERS ;Community Shield: WINNERS;
Super Cup: 2nd
- 2041 Confederations Cup WINNERS
2041/42 - UC Kerala (India)
- Holland - 2042 World Cup WINNERS
2042/43 - Mumbai FC (India) - Indian Durand Cup WINNERS
2043/44 - ONGC (India)
- Indian Federation Cup WINNERS
2044/45 - Dempo (India)
- Indian Football League: 2nd; Indian Durand Cup WINNERS; Indian Federation Cup WINNERS
- 2045 Confederations Cup WINNERS
2045/46 - Dempo (India)
- Indian Football League: 2nd; Asian Confederations Cup: 2nd; Indian Durand Cup WINNERS; Indian Super Cup WINNERS
2046/47 - Nigeria
- 2047 African Cup of Nations: 3rd
2047/48 - Fulham (England)
- npower Championship: WINNERS
- EURO 2048: Semis
2048/49 - Chelsea (England)
- Prem: 4th; FA Cup: Semis
2049/50 - Chelsea (England)
- Prem: WINNERS; Champions League: WINNERS; FA Cup: WINNERS;
League Cup: 2nd
- 2050 World Cup: Quarters
2050/51 - Chelsea (England)
- Prem: WINNERS; Champions League: WINNERS;
FA Cup: 2nd; Club World Cup: WINNERS; Super Cup: WINNERS;
Community Shield: 2nd
2051 - Man Utd (England)
-2051/52 - Altrincham (England)
- Blue Square North: 4th (PROMOTED)
; English FA Trophy: WINNERS
2052/53 - Altrincham (England)
- Blue Square Prem: WINNERS
; English FA Trophy; WINNERS;
FA Cup; 5th Rnd
2053/54 - Altrincham (England)
- npower League Two: WINNERS
; FA Cup: 5th Rnd; League Cup: Quarters
2054/55 - Altrincham (England)
- npower League One: WINNERS
; FA Cup: 5th Rnd; League Cup: 3rd Rnd; Johnstone's Paint Trophy: WINNERS
2055/56 - Altrincham (England)
- npower Championsip: 2nd (PROMOTED)
; FA Cup: 5th Rnd; League CUp; Quarters
2056/57 - Altrincham (England)
- Prem: 5th; FA Cup: 6th Rnd; League Cup: 2nd
2057/58 - Altrincham (England)
- Prem: 3rd; Europa League: WINNERS; FA Cup: WINNERS;
League Cup: Quarters
2058-59 - Altrincham (England) - Prem: WINNERS; Community Shield: WINNERS; Champions League: Semis; FA Cup: 4th Rnd; League Cup: runners up; Super Cup: runners up
2059-2060 - Altrincham- CURRENT SEASON...