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Career Taffs "The Nation Locke" attempt


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OK Vibers I'm back and attempting another challenge which was created by the main man Ashez

Now he has created a post explaining this challenge on the Challenge board and I suggest everyone goes and checks it out as it is an extremely interesting post and a great Challenge for those who enjoy squad building

Anyway a brief explanation is to build a squad with unique National pairings by position (you can only use one nation per position, which will make more sense below) then "Locke" those pairings together so my 4 French CD will be locked in pairs of two, with the obvious exception of substitutes in game, but the general rule is If one of your pair is unfit then the other player cannot start the game (Really read Ashez post it's a lot clearer than I'm making it out).  Also which ever nation you start in the Goalkeeper must be of that national origin IE playing as Man City I need English Goal Keepers which means I can't have English players elsewhere.

Anyway so I have chosen to use Man City (as they have a good transfer budget and an English goalkeeper) and am using my Attacking 442 formation (as you need a standard Formation to work with this challenge)

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First things first was to basically sell or demote all the players I didn't want (which meant apart from Hart, Mangala, Lejenue, De Bruyne and Aguero) I put everyone up for sale (or released those I could) What this means is that I also get a good bit of money back by the time you sell Toure, Silva ect I can work on building my squad

So working on the players I had left I chose the following nations as my various positions 

Gk - English

CD - French

RB/LB - Italian

CM - Belgiun

RW/LW - Dutch

ST - Argentinian

Now this obviously meant a lot of wheeling dealing to get all this done but I somehow got it done

Transfers In

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Transfers Out

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And here are my two squads with their respective pairings 

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So We have the following pairs

Gk - Butland/Hart

CD - Mangala & Heurtaux/Lucas & Lejeune

RB/LB - Santon & Regini/D'Ambrosio & Antonelli

CM - De Bruyne & Praet/Witsel & Dembele 

RW/LW - Narsingh & Promes/Toornstra & John

ST - Aguero & Carrillo/Di Santo & Pratto

This gives me the option of having a English GK, French CD, Italian RB/LB, Belgiun CM, Dutch RW/LW and Argentinian ST on the Bench.

Now the main aim of this challenge is to create the squad after that there is no real goal (apart from keeping you respective pair together, which is tougher than it sounds when you consider injures and such)

My goal is going to simply be to win as much as I can with this team in my 1st season.

Hope you enjoy and again mondo credit for Ashez for creating this unique challenge 

    

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OK found the first major issue here.

Two of my French CD are injured but both are from different pairs and I can't start the game with either one playing and I can't drop one as they won't let me play with 10 men?

What do I do?????

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1 hour ago, Taff said:

OK found the first major issue here.

Two of my French CD are injured but both are from different pairs and I can't start the game with either one playing and I can't drop one as they won't let me play with 10 men?

What do I do?????

I Guess u have to make them a pair, good luck

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40 minutes ago, Risheek said:

I Guess u have to make them a pair, good luck

I think I better wait till I hear from Ashez as this seems a big problem for the challenge 

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Just now, Taff said:

I think I better wait till I hear from Ashez as this seems a big problem for the challenge 

He kinda already told that on the Nation Locke thread :P Check it out, he said you do not have much choice other that do that to play a match so yeah...

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1 minute ago, Risheek said:

He kinda already told that on the Nation Locke thread :P Check it out, he said you do not have much choice other that do that to play a match so yeah...

I just had a response and I'm an idiot for missing that bit in the thread (really need to read things more carefully I'll end up with a 6 year gym membership or something otherwise lol)

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35 minutes ago, Taff said:

I just had a response and I'm an idiot for missing that bit in the thread (really need to read things more carefully I'll end up with a 6 year gym membership or something otherwise lol)

We have our moments ;) 

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OK guys first season over and it went pretty well, had a few injury issues where I had to break up the pairs (and a three game run where I had to have only one CD and move a third Belgian in midfield but here's how we got on

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Won the league (just after a really bad run at the end of the season)

Managed to win both the FA Cup and Capital One cup so good domestic season

Lost in the quarter final's of the Champions Cup 2-1 (agg) to Barcelona

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Here's the full season results

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And a few End of Season awards and player stats 

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So season 2 now and aim for more trophies 

 

  

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Start of season 2 and I decided to go all out and replace my French CD's with German's and my Dutch RW/LW with Portuguese ones

Here's the transfers (managed to get rid of a few stragglers from last season)

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And here's how the pairs now line up

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So on to season 2 and hopefully more trophies 

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4 hours ago, Taff said:

OK guys first season over and it went pretty well, had a few injury issues where I had to break up the pairs (and a three game run where I had to have only one CD and move a third Belgian in midfield but here's how we got on

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Won the league (just after a really bad run at the end of the season)

Managed to win both the FA Cup and Capital One cup so good domestic season

Lost in the quarter final's of the Champions Cup 2-1 (agg) to Barcelona

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Here's the full season results

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And a few End of Season awards and player stats 

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So season 2 now and aim for more trophies 

 

  

Great season taff looks like Leicester fell apart in the end ha,  very unlucky in champs league mate.

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10 hours ago, Ashez said:

Fantastic stuff mate, very bold move replacing pairs already though! That's four nations you can't use again :O 

Bold yes but thruthfully but they give me a huge transfer budget (with no sugar daddy) so I thought what the hell

7 hours ago, Mikee1984 said:

Great season taff looks like Leicester fell apart in the end ha,  very unlucky in champs league mate.

That's the goal this year get that cup and then the world

4 hours ago, Lav50 said:

What a season from Aguero,good luck pal

Surprised how well he did considering I was swapping the pairs but when he was on form it was 3/4 goals a game

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Ok season 2 over and we crushed it (apart from loosing on penalties in the community shield)

 

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Won the league, with a little breathing room (United were up my but the whole season) but look at that goal tally, everyone contributing this season (forgot to get screen shot of goals ect) but Horta was immense as one of my IF's, but I tried to swap the teams every couple of games so everyone got to play

As for the cups well went one better than last year winning the FA and Capital One Cups for the second year running along with......

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We also claim the Champions league. Coleen sweep in the group and a sticky draw in the first leg of round 1 against PSG then a 5-1 agg win, we went on to crush the next three rounds.

some end of year player and manager awards

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So my two main attacking threats winning/ runner-up on player of the year and my two young German CD's doing the double in young player of the year.

Now onto season three

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OK at the end of my second season I decided to follow @Mikee1984 example and replace my entire squad (minus the GK's) 

So as I finish season 2 I still have a pretty healthy transfer budget so I decide to bring in three new players (from the same nation

Then at the start of season 3 I use my huge transfer budget and the money from any of my now sold players to bring in the other 17 players I need. So here's my new nationalities 

GK- England

CD - Danish

CB - Swiss

CM - Welsh

W - Spanish

ST - Brazilian

Here's how my teams look

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so my new pairs are see as above let's see how we do.

The goal for season three is to own the cups we haven't lifted yet.

Community Shield

Euro Super Cup

World Club Championship

(I can't think if there is any others I'm missing)

So onto season three and more glory.

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NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I just lost the game I saved another of my games over the top by mistake (IDIOT) well I did win the Community Shield and Euro super cup but I'm going to have to start over (maybe a different league)

 

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