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Career Scratch Tries: Facundo Colidio 1KC [Season 24] - FINISHED

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Here we go again! After pausing my Hernandez 1KC due to lack of enjoyment, I thought I'd try out another one and see how it went. It's going well enough that I'll post it.

I'm back in Scotland (with Celtic) and using Facundo Colidio (from my aborted PinaColada double 1KC) and I'll be trying to keep it simple. No gimmicks, no ITN management, streamlined updates and trying to get through games quicker.

What's with all the abandoned careers?

Ouch! But fair... I think the lesson is don't go with gimmicky careers (Faustino Asprilla on a horse, PinaColadas on a beach). Doesn't work...

The last one just stopped being fun, but I'm back in a league I enjoy more and I'm hoping to keep things simpler this time around.

So, will you finish this career?

Umm.... I hope so. FMM 2018 will drop midway through, so that will test me out! But I've finished a season and I'm enjoying it right now, so lets see if I can get past the point of no return before it drops.

Club - Celtic

I'm back at a club that I know well and that suits the 1KC. You start with only £2.3M, but you have a strong team in a weak league and lots of chances for goals. Scotland is well down on the coefficients list:

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And yet, you need to earn it. I found things at Feyenoord too easy at the start, but the first season here was definitely tougher. It'll be too easy soon enough, but it was refreshing to not win everything!

Player- Facundo Colidio

A promising young player, who looked good when I used him before. He seemed to be the more natural scorer when compared to Pinamonti, and I've always wanted to go it alone with him. He's only 16 at the start, so I should be able to get a lot of seasons out of him. Starts like this:

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And he cost me £5.25M, which is quite reasonable in this game:

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I suspect it will be money well spent, but I guess I could be wrong and he's not as good as I think he is. Nah... He's good.

Details

As always, I'm using the EME. I've also reset the unlockables, so I can use them when I unlock them again. 

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You'll notice that I've only got Scotland loaded, which I struggled with before. As well as there generally being less players, I had lots of problems trying to hire gold badged staff. Apparently there's only a few in Scotland and the rest of the world doesn't exist if you only load Scotland. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But that was the only way I could get Colidio - he is in the Scotland solo database, but not in the main one.

Looking Forward

Well, we're ready to go! Actually, as I said above, I've finished the first season, so I'll post that soon!

 

Edited by scratch99
Updating title to reflect season

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28 minutes ago, salohcin said:

Cant wait for another 1kc with scratch! All the best and i hope u will finish it off this time

Thanks mate, will do my best!! 🙂

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22 minutes ago, PriZe said:

Good luck mate!

Thanks mate!

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16 minutes ago, FuddledFox said:

Good luck. Biggest hurdle is can you finish before FMM18?

No way... I'll be stuck in here while you're all doing FMM 2018 1KCs... :D

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Update - Season 1

This will be a season of settling in and starting to build the team. Not expecting 16 year old Colidio to do much this year, to be honest.

 

Transfers

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Sold a lot players that won't be here long term and cashed in on a few offers out of the blue (Rogic in particular was a surprise and came when he was complaining about training).

Coming in were a few familiar faces: Pavon who I always buy when he's available and Cabral a cheap option at the beginning. There were several from my last career: Rajkovic who used to tweet during training (hasn't done that yet, but has been overconfident), Paterson who was great (looking less so here) and 16yr old Sousa who developed well (hope he does here).

 

Competitions

Spoiler

 

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  • Betfred Cup: Lost to Aberdeen in the final. 🙁

  • Scottish Cup: Beat St. Johnstone 2-1 in the final, with all the goals in extra time.

  • Scottish Premier League: Won the league by 33 points, but only 62 goals for (we'll be over a 100 in a few seasons).

  • Champions League: Knocked out at the group stage, without even a win. It was a real group of death if ever I saw one (Man City, PSG, Napoli).

 

Development

Colidio started the season looking like this:

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And ended this season looking like this:

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The biggest positive for me: No "Feeling the pressure of first team football" or "Slightly Tired" messages! His personality is "Relentless", which I'm taking as a good sign. On the negative side: it's the first time I've had a 1KC striker that doesn't like personal feedback, so I hope his morale stays high.

 

Injuries and Misdemeanors

He had a couple of injuries, meaning he missed close to two months with recovery time:

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He also got a red card:

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BTW, this is one of the reasons I love Scotland (a semi-pro team with no real players in the Semi Final):

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Unfortunately, the red card and injury meant he missed that game. Shame as he could have added a few goals that day!

 

Goals

Colidio scored 20 goals in 39 appearances.

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Not too bad for a 16 year old in his first season, especially given his injuries.

 

Progress

Current Age (EOY) 17
Season Goals 20
Total Goals 20
Goals Remaining 980

 

The Future

A nice start, and looking good for a 17 year old with more to come. Let's see what happens next year!

 

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1 minute ago, FuddledFox said:

Decent start considering he missed 6 weeks injured. Average rating looks good and he is only going to get better.

 

Thanks mate! Yeah, reckon he's a keeper... Well not a (goal) keeper. You know what I mean!

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Wooots patterson gonna be a world class right back! Just wait for it! Not as crazy a start as hoped but i guess its pretty good for a 16yo

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3 minutes ago, salohcin said:

Wooots patterson gonna be a world class right back! Just wait for it! Not as crazy a start as hoped but i guess its pretty good for a 16yo

Yeah, that's why I bought him! Was super in my last career, but not so much in this one. Only 1 season in, but getting the "Patterson has already reached his peak but is a useful player" messages and he's nowhere near as good as last time... 🙁 

Maybe that's luck of the draw (they seem to have variable potential when they are young, sometimes do better than others). Or maybe it's because I've only got Scotland loaded (it's a different DB from when Scotland and other leagues are loaded).

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1 hour ago, danovic78 said:

You do love 1k Challenge! Good luck. Never seen the player before but looks a solid candidate.

Well, I sure love starting them! Finished 2, Abandoned 2. This is the decider!! :D

I used him in my abandoned double 1KC (stopped it to do something else shiny and never went back) and he was the more promising of the two.

Only got about 5 seasons in with that so don't know his full potential, but I think he's class. 🤞

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I completed the 1kc challenge with your right back :p. I love how odd that is to say haha. 

As for this attempt it's a decent start considering everything! Time is certainly on his side! 

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On 10/5/2017 at 23:56, MerlionMaple96 said:

Alright start. But he's so young things will surely pick up!

Thanks! Sorry I missed your comment before, much appreciated. 🙂

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23 hours ago, Ashez said:

I completed the 1kc challenge with your right back :p. I love how odd that is to say haha. 

As for this attempt it's a decent start considering everything! Time is certainly on his side! 

With Paterson? I'll have to track that career down, sounds like fascinating reading! 🙂

As I said in one of the comments above, he's actually a bit disappointing in this save. Attributes nowhere near as good as in my Hernandez save and already showing the "reached his peak but is useful" messages after just half a season. He kept developing for a full couple of years with the other save. He was fully awesome in that, actually scored quite a few goals from right wing, so I trained him up as a striker as well. 

I've trained him as a striker here as well, but we have better backups, and he's not even first choice right back... 🙁

Up to Feb in 2nd season now, got off to a cracking start before everything went sideways after a few months! Slowly getting back on track!

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1 hour ago, scratch99 said:

With Paterson? I'll have to track that career down, sounds like fascinating reading! 🙂

As I said in one of the comments above, he's actually a bit disappointing in this save. Attributes nowhere near as good as in my Hernandez save and already showing the "reached his peak but is useful" messages after just half a season. He kept developing for a full couple of years with the other save. He was fully awesome in that, actually scored quite a few goals from right wing, so I trained him up as a striker as well. 

I've trained him as a striker here as well, but we have better backups, and he's not even first choice right back... 🙁

Up to Feb in 2nd season now, got off to a cracking start before everything went sideways after a few months! Slowly getting back on track!

He was a striker back in 2013 I think it was and i used him at Rangers, he then produced my son called Colin Sale who I also did the 1kc with haha. Really odd to see a striker move back a position year on year lol. I've not used him for a while but maybe I'll have to change that :) 

Sounds interesting :/ 

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1 hour ago, Ashez said:

He was a striker back in 2013 I think it was and i used him at Rangers, he then produced my son called Colin Sale who I also did the 1kc with haha. Really odd to see a striker move back a position year on year lol. I've not used him for a while but maybe I'll have to change that :) 

Hadn't realised he'd been a striker! That explains why he starts as Yellow (I think) up front and is easily retrained, but yeah it's not often players move backwards like that!

30 minutes ago, samhardy said:

Is Paterson still green up front?

This is what he looks like now:

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This is what he was like in my other save (better, but not as much as I thought, definitely more goals and assists though):

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I just went to grab a 2013 image of him and my image links have expired and I don't think I have them  on my PC anymore :(. 

He's a very interesting case though.

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10 hours ago, Ashez said:

I just went to grab a 2013 image of him and my image links have expired and I don't think I have them  on my PC anymore :(. 

He's a very interesting case though.

That sucks! I wish there was a way to really preserve those old careers...

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Update - Season 2

A very modest start for Colidio last year (only 20 goals), lets see if he can step up this season.

 

Transfers

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The board generously gave us £4.3M. Luckily I'd saved a bit from sales, but most the players I wanted were out of my price range or didn't want to come to Celtic. So I doubled down on finding the best youngsters in the world - if you can't buy them (superstars), make them...

That approach works sometimes, but other times, not so much:

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Other transfer notes:

  • The purchase of Fabra as much needed cover for Tierney (who needs to be rested a lot) came at the third attempt. In the previous two windows, the Foreign Office couldn't make up their minds on his work permit and the window closed without them making a decision (after more than a week each time).

  • The big transfer of course was Jesus. I'm playing with the November DB (as Colidio is not in the newer one) and Jesus hasn't moved to Man City yet, so can be purchased quite reasonably. I don't really need him, but couldn't walk past this one.

  • Van Ginkel went out mid season because although he was playing well, his goal to assist ratio was 7 to 1, not what I want in my central midfielders. It caused a stir amongst the team, but he had to go.

  • I almost kept Ryan Christie as he did really well for us, but there is a ceiling coming that he won't break through. Also, once the offer came in he started talking in the press and his teammates, including Colidio, got sick of him. Bye!

 

Featured Teammate

Cristian Pavon is a class act. Whenever he's available in a save, I buy him. Here's why:

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He's been the subject of several offers (eg Chelsea offered £24M for him), but no way is he going anywhere just yet.

 

Competitions

  • Betfred Cup: Beat Hearts 1-0 in the final.

  • Scottish Cup: Beat Hearts 3-2 in the final.

  • The League: Won it by 29 points, with more goals this time around (but still not enough).

  • Champions League: Last year we could get even a single win in the group stage. This year we topped the group with 5 wins. I tell you, this team is going places! Still, we couldn't get past Dortmund in the first round, despite a storming 4-2 victory, because of that pesky away goals rule.

Spoiler

 

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Development

Colidio end last season looking like this:

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And ended this season looking like this:

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Big step for the physical attributes, but not much for anything else. My staff tell me he's got some development to come and Chelsea tried to buy him for £15.75M, which tells me he must have a lot of potential:

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That's great, but it might be difficult to stave them off unless we start winning the Champions League.

The bad news was that the "Slightly Tired" messages started coming this year and they came a lot. Had to rest him quite a bit.

 

Injuries

Colidio lost 3 weeks due to injury:

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The injury came when he had 22 goals from 18 appearances and was flying high. After the injury, he had a lot of trouble getting back into the groove:

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Worryingly, it seems he has a recurring Shin Injury. 🙁

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Goals

Colidio ended up scoring 40 goals in 45 appearances:

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Not a bad result after the inury and the resulting period in the wilderness, but I did wonder how much it would have been if he'd stayed fit.

 

Progress

Current Age (EOY) 18
Season Goals 40
Total Goals 60
Goals Remaining 940

 

The Future

Showing signs of promise! Must keep the momentum going next year. Aiming for 50 goals.

 

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42 minutes ago, salohcin said:

Hopefully the recurring injury won't screw the save up. Solid season here mate! Looking bright for now!:P

Thanks! Yeah, pretty worried about the recurring injury. I had another player recently who was injured 6 times without being offered the rehabilitation option. And even if you do get offered it, then he'll be out for 3 months or longer... Not a good outcome either way. 

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2 minutes ago, scratch99 said:

Thanks! Yeah, pretty worried about the recurring injury. I had another player recently who was injured 6 times without being offered the rehabilitation option. And even if you do get offered it, then he'll be out for 3 months or longer... Not a good outcome either way. 

Oh yes i feel you man! But i feel that rehab will do good for the long term. Think of it as an investment i guess. Hopefully he will get the rehab option before 20, since most of the goals come after. Anyways, all the best!

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21 minutes ago, samhardy said:

Don't think you made enough transfers :P Solid stuff for an 18 y/o. Looking good!

Yeah, I cancelled quite a few or I might be looking good for the 1K transfer challenge as well. :D

Most of the transfers are for promising youngsters. Some of them will be a waste of money, but I only need a few to come through and I'll be laughing! 

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4 minutes ago, salohcin said:

Oh yes i feel you man! But i feel that rehab will do good for the long term. Think of it as an investment i guess. Hopefully he will get the rehab option before 20, since most of the goals come after. Anyways, all the best!

Yeah, if it comes up, I'll bite the bullet and take it. I just don't like the idea of playing without him for a long time as the game is a lot more boring without the main challenge! Thanks mate! 

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