Poll: Which story shall I do?

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1st FM14 Story - You decide!

  1. 1st FM14 Story - You decide!

    Hey Guys,

    I've recently bought FM14 (a bit late I know!) and am looking to start a long career and turn it into a story. I'm looking for some help on who to choose and have a few ideas in mind.

    Please vote/comment who you would like to see


    PALERMO

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    Relegated to Serie B recently, the objective will be to get back to the top division and try to mix it with the big boys of Italian Football.

    GLADBACH

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    5-times winners of the Bundesliga, though they haven't won it since 1976-77 and with a team full of potential they could be champions again in a few seasons.

    DEPORTIVO DE LA CORUNA

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    Champions League Semi-Finalists in 2004 and league winners 4 years prior, they are now in the 2nd tier of Spain and need rebuilding.

    LYON

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    They won Ligue 1 seven times in a row but have since slipped behind the moneybags of PSG and Monaco. Looking to get back to No.1 in France and even Europe.

    VITESSE

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    Probably best known for their association with Chelsea FC, they have a great youth system and have never won the Eredivisie. Time for a change.

    BRAGA

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    Portugal has been dominated by Porto, Benfica and Sporting. Simply, it's time to break the monopoly and start adding trophies.


    OTHER!

    ??

    If you have any other ideas I'll happily listen to suggestions!

    THANKS!



  2. Chose Lyon as i always used to be them back in the day when they were an unstoppable force in the french league as they had such awesome youth coming through.
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  3. Thanks for the votes so far! Please keep voting and then I'll get on with the story itself

  4. Maybe Palermo would be a nice challenge.

  5. Deportivo


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  6. Thanks guys! It's close between Gladbach and Lyon atm, will decide on the team by tomorrow evening I think so get voting if you haven't already

  7. AND THE WINNER IS...

    Olympique Lyonnais

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    Thanks for all you votes! A narrow victory for the former French champions who I will look to reinstate as a force in Ligue 1 and Europe.

    I will look to start the story tonight. If you have any tips or players to recommend please comment




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    Olympique Lyonnais - Club Overview

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    So I take over one of the most famous clubs in France. 7-time winners of Ligue 1, with many other trophies despite no success in Europe which I hope to change. As you can see the facilities are great, especially the youth system, so plenty of talent should be coming through in the years to come.

    Expectations and Title Odds

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    The minimum aim is to qualify for the Euro Cup, which should be very do-able, however with ?0 for transfers and little wages there will be plenty of chances for the young players to impress. I've already promoted 2 players from the Reserves who are both 21 and should get some game time.

    We're 4th favourites for the title, which is realistic as PSG and Monaco have crazy money to spend but I'm hoping we can pip Marseille to 3rd!

    Best Players

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    The squad is fairly thin but packed with potential and I believe these 3 will have a big say in how our season goes. Gomis will hopefully score plenty of goals, Gourcuff is the creative midfield maestro and Umtiti is an unreal talent at just 19 and will be a first team player for a long time.

    Transfers (so far)

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    Just the one so far due to the limited budget. I felt we needed a back-up striker with Gomis and youngster Benzia and got this guy on loan. I have since asked the board for more transfer budget and they gave me just under 1 million? so I'll just shove that to the wages!

    Next update will be the Champions League qualification



  9. Any idea how to change the title of the thread? Be must appreciated

  10. If I were you I'd consider selling Gourcuff, a great player but when you don't have much money it's hard to justify nearly ?80k a week. Also I don't know how to change the title of the thread, been wanting to do that myself
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by kiedude View Post
    If I were you I'd consider selling Gourcuff, a great player but when you don't have much money it's hard to justify nearly ?80k a week. Also I don't know how to change the title of the thread, been wanting to do that myself
    Yeah good point, might see how good an offer I can get. Could probably get a few decents players from selling him! Any good replacements you'd recommend?

  12. Quote Originally Posted by cps100 View Post
    Yeah good point, might see how good an offer I can get. Could probably get a few decents players from selling him! Any good replacements you'd recommend?
    Can't think of one off the top of my head, but I'm sure there'll be someone good who does't want that obsurd money, even if they cost a few million

  13. Lacazette and Grenier, BEASTS

  14. Quote Originally Posted by guidito5 View Post
    Lacazette and Grenier, BEASTS
    Yeah man they are great! Extended Lacazette's contract as soon as I got there.

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    Olympique Lyonnais

    Champions Cup Best Placed Third Qualifying Round

    1st Leg vs FC Nordsjaelland

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    A good first leg victory at home, though we completely dominated them and I was a little annoyed about the goal we conceded as it was their only shot on target.

    2nd Leg vs FC Nordsjaelland

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    We fell behind to an early penalty but after that we dominated again as the stats show and Gomis grabbed a deserved Hat-Trick. I'm hoping he takes his goalscoring form into the season!

    Next Round Draw

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    So all that stands between us and the Champions League Group Stage is Swiss club Grasshoppers. I'm pretty confident we can get past them and we really need to qualify!
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    Olympique Lyonnais

    August

    Champions League vs Grasshoppers

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    A quick recap on these games - first leg we got a good solid victory and they scored their ONLY shot on target! Second leg we did a professional job and qualified for the Champions League Group Stages. Gomis already has 7 goals in the competition!

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    So after qualifying we got drawn against Benfica, Dortmund and Steaua. It's not the easiest group but equally not the hardest we could've got so hopefully we can sneak through. At least we should get 3rd and Europa League!

    Ligue 1

    Results

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    Only a few games this month due to the Champions League - a mixed bag probably best describes it. The tactic is still not fully fluid yet so I'm hoping that's the reason behind these results as we really should have won them all. We did also have a few suspensions at the beginning of the season including Umtiti for all of the above.

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    Not the best first league game for me, despite taking an early lead we couldn't kill them off and got punished late on with their only shot on target *sigh*.

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    A much better performance! We seem to always create chances but this time we put a few away and kept it tight at the back.

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    This game was ALL about Kone. He went from villain (their first goal) to hero (putting us 2-1 up) and then conceding a penalty to see us drop 2 points. One positive was Lacazette scoring again and he's looking BEAST.

    League Table

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    So 6th at this early stage which isn't too bad, hopefully we can put a run together. Amazingly current holders PSG are down in 16th! Already I feel like there is a big opportunity for us if we can get things together.


    All comments and feedback are welcome. How do you rate our chances this season? September Update coming soon.

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  17. Looking good man! Make sure you keep hold of Umtiti, I have him in 2016 for Southampton and everyone is after him. Im guessing you didnt sell Gourcuff?

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Timmzeh View Post
    Looking good man! Make sure you keep hold of Umtiti, I have him in 2016 for Southampton and everyone is after him. Im guessing you didnt sell Gourcuff?
    Cheers mate, thanks for the feedback. Yeah I see him being a big part of our future! Will focus on the younger players for sure. No, I did think about it, I'm gonna see how we/he gets on upto January and then see what happens. Gomis is out of contract at the end of the season so might need to cut back on some wages to keep him.

  19. Good choice of the club, keep updating mate, I'm gonna follow.
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by cps100 View Post
    Cheers mate, thanks for the feedback. Yeah I see him being a big part of our future! Will focus on the younger players for sure. No, I did think about it, I'm gonna see how we/he gets on upto January and then see what happens. Gomis is out of contract at the end of the season so might need to cut back on some wages to keep him.
    Yeah good idea man. Quick question the screenshots of the results, do you crop them yourself?

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Timmzeh View Post
    Yeah good idea man. Quick question the screenshots of the results, do you crop them yourself?
    Yeah just crop them myself next update will be soon, was away over the weekend so apologises!

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    Olympique Lyonnais

    September

    Champions League

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    Obviously the scoreline doesn't always tell the full story of a game and this one does not reflect it. We were much the better team, had plenty of chances and should've been comfortable at half-time. Instead, we conceded early and lost it late, Champions League is cruel so we'll have to just suck it up!

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    It's only our first game so not too concerned as yet but we need to make sure that 3rd place is ours as we're much better than Steaua, who were hammered by Dortmund. If we find our finishing boots I think we'll be OK in this group.

    Ligue 1

    Results

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    Another progressive month as we had a few more games, with a good start at the beginning but a poor ending which I was really disappointed about as it was our first real challenge. We seem to be conceding at least one in most games at the moment so hoping to sure up the defence in the future.

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    Fantastic performance! Not much else to say, we finally started scoring a few after regularly making chances.

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    We couldn't follow up our previous home game with a similar performance as we slumped to a draw. I think we had 20 shots with half on target to their 2! But we kept making it difficult for ourselves by falling behind.


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    A game we expected to win and duly did. Shame about their goal but good to see Zeffane scoring after I promoted him to the first team and I hope he continues to play well.

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    GRRRR! I was furious after this game because of Umtiti. He missed the first 3 games of the season through a previous suspension and now he'll miss another 3, and for a stupid challenge! From there, despite going ahead, we never looked like getting much from the game as Lille over-ran us but the late goal was a real kick in the teeth for the remaining 10 on the pitch.

    League Table

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    So we're up and around there in 5th which isn't too bad and we have a game in hand which could see us go 3rd with a win. I'm hoping we will continue to get better as the season progresses. PSG are still struggling just above the relegation zone.. clearly money isn't everything!



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    Olympique Lyonnais

    October

    Champions League - Gameweek 2 & 3

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    Got an early goal and in the end that was enough though it should've definitely been more, but a win is a win!


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    BOOM!! My proudest moment so far at Lyon as we beat a strong Dortmund team thanks to Gomis' double. Hopefully more victories like this to come in Europe!


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    OH YES! We're top of the group, albeit halfway through but still. 2 wins this month and a massive one against Dortmund! Hopefully we can continue and nab 2nd as I think Benfica are really strong. Do you agree?

    Ligue 1

    Results

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    Only 3 league games this month as well as the Champions League games and I suppose 6 points from 9 is a decent return. I would've like it to have been unbeaten but it's a learning curve.


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    Majorly disappointed after this one. After the Lille game I was expecting more, though it wasn't our strongest 11. I'm hoping we can perform better against the stronger teams in future.


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    They had been struggling in the league and we did a professional job and beat them comfortably. Lacazette scored a a great goal and he's playing really well.


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    A brilliant result against the big spenders and on their own turf. We played really well and Gomis with yet another goal! After this game Monaco sacked Ranieri.

    League Table

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    So 4th, with a game in hand, as we're steadily improving and rising up the league. The moneybags teams, PSG and Monaco, are struggling and St Etienne are on top of the pile at the moment. Whether it's like that at the end of the season, we will see!

    Transfers

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    Novillo comes in as cover for Lacazette on the right wing as we sold Briand for 2.3m, which was good business as we also got rid of his 31k wages.

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    Kyrgiakos is an experience defender and at 34 he will basically provide cover for the injured Kone and if Umtiti gets suspended, as he has done a few times lol!

    Let me know your thoughts guys! Any tips/feedback appreciated!


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