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Career Nucleus goes strikerless - a one season challenge

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Hey guys, I’ve seen this challenge have a lot of love over the past couple of months here on Vibe and I’m ashamed to say I haven’t tried this awesome little challenge created by our resident Fox @FuddledFox

For those of you who haven’t read up about the challenge the link is here...

https://fmmvibe.com/forums/topic/41404-the-one-season-strikerless-challenge/

The Team

Ive decided to go somewhere familiar for this challenge, purely to give me the best chance of obtaining a half decent score to put on the board, I’ve spent the past 17 odd seasons at this club so one more wont do no harm..

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Thats right, I’m headed back to Paris for one more season of football management. Now what to do with all that oily money....

The Players

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First up is the ginger ninja, KDB. He has some amazing attributes and I for one am really looking forward to using him for the first time this year.

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Secondly we have Hazard, again another player I’ve not used this year so I’m hoping his attributes reflect in-game.

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Finally we have a player I have used a couple times this year. Marco Asensio, he ain’t let me down in any career so far, let’s hope he can keep that up.

The Tactic

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I’ve gone for this tasty little formation. It’s got nice little passing triangles along the field to maximise possession, with wingbacks bombing up and down the flanks to supply those inside forwards when cutting in. The DLP will act as a third CB when called upon, with the CM’s just there to rotate play.

Thanks for reading this opener guys, Drop a comment and don’t forget to follow. 

Peace :celebrate:

Edited by NucleusNT

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18 minutes ago, FuddledFox said:

Looks like a lot of goal potential in those 3 players. Good luck mate.

Bloody hope so! :P

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1 hour ago, Titjes said:

Fantastic player choices mate ;) good luck :)

 

Cheers mate

31 minutes ago, Rob2017 said:

Best of luck mate. I love this challenge.

Thanks mate, looks a good one!

7 minutes ago, samhardy said:

Buy Laporte :P

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He was in before the three main players ;)

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Hey guys, I’ve decided not to update this in one fell swoop. So you will be receiving updates at a couple of in game months at a time.

August & September

Fixtures

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A 100% record thus far in all competitions, couldn’t have asked for more.

League Table

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Sitting nice and pretty on the summit, wouldn’t expect anything less if I’m honest.

Champions League Group Stages

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A nice early 3 point advantage to take us to the top of the pile.

Marco Asensio

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Just the 6 points so far from the Spaniard, hoping for some improvement pronto.

Eden Hazard

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A nice return from Hazard playing on the left side of our midfield trio. A whopping 9.0 average rating!

Kevin de Bruyne 

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Assists over goals for our Trequartista, but what a cracking return so far. My player of the year so far.

So where does all this put us...

Total Points Accumulated

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Asensio - 6

Hazard - 15

De bruyne - 16

League points - 21

Goal difference - 17

Total - 75

Thanks for reading :celebrate:

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October, November & December

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Fixtures

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We drop our first league points of the season! Angers sneaking a 3-2 win, and Strasbourg holding out for a 1-1 draw. 

League Table

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Half way through and we are in a very comfortable posistion, 52 league points with a +45 goal difference

Champions League Group Stages

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Romped through convincingly in a tough group, dropping points to Chelsea away using our second team!

Awards

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A first award of the season, as Hazard picks up the foreign player of the year award.

Marco Asensio

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It’s not really clicked for him yet. 22 points so far him. Expected better

Eden Hazard

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A goal a game with 10 assists thrown in top is quality stuff! I’ve been super impressed with Hazard so far on the left hand side of our trio. 35 points from him so far.

Kevin de Bruyne

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Nesrly a goal a game, but 15 assists thrown on top is the cherry on the cake. 37 points so far from our Trequartista at the half way stage.

Points accumulated so far...

Spoiler

League points - 52

Goal difference- 45

Asensio - 22

Hazard - 35

De Bruyne - 37

Total - 191

Thanks for reading :celebrate:

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41 minutes ago, Titjes said:

Doing very good mate ;) 

Thanks mate :D

7 minutes ago, FuddledFox said:

This is looking like a great score in the making(y)

Thanks Foxy! It’s a great little challenge! Having a lot of fun with it

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January & February Update

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We’re into the business end of things now. Some good squad management is needed to conserve fitness so I can maximise game time for our strikerless trio.

Fixtures

Spoiler

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A 100% win record at the turn of the year. Great stuff

League 

Spoiler

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We’ve opened up a 26 point gap over second place. 134 points from here 

Champions League Knockout Stages

Spoiler

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A favourable 3-2 aggregate score to take into the home leg. Hazard scoring what proved to be the winning goal.

Asensio

Spoiler

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Just the one goal since the turn of the year! Dissapointed is an understatement. 23 points

Hazard

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Really good return from Hazard. 44 points

De Bruyne

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Even better from De Bruyne. 46 points

Points Accumulated 

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League points - 76

Goal difference - 58

Asensio - 23

Hazard - 44

De Bruyne - 46

Total - 247

Thanks for reading :celebrate:

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· Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, PriZe said:

Nice man not bad! :) tbh i expected a bit more fireworks from the lads. 

That’s exactly my thought. Not bad. I was hoping for much better from the three if I’m honest.

Im in March and I’ve only just realised that I had other players on corner duties! Valuable points lost :S

Edited by NucleusNT

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Still plenty of time to get a great score and I believe you can do it👍

35 minutes ago, NucleusNT said:

that I had other players on corner duties!

Rookie mistake:O

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3 minutes ago, FuddledFox said:

Still plenty of time to get a great score and I believe you can do it👍

Rookie mistake:O

I know! :@

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March, April & May - The Final Update

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So after the realisation that neither of my strikerless trio were on corner duties, I swiftly corrected that mistake and cracked on with the rest of the season. So how did the lads get on?

League

Spoiler

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A comfortable league victory gives us a huge 187 points to start things off.

Champions League Knockout Stages

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We somehow scrape this second leg against a more dominant Dortmund side.

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We do what our real life counterparts couldn’t do in the quarters against Madrid, a cracking 4-1 aggregate win.

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A scintillating substitute performance by Javier Pastore in the second leg against Liverpool sends us through to the final....

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Where fittingly we win 3-0, with all three of our strikerless trio on the scoresheet. The beautiful game!

Season History

Spoiler

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Flawless season. Great stuff!

Marco Asensio

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Not the best of seasons from the Spaniard, merely 33 points to his name. Dissapointed

Eden Hazard

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Really happy with this guy, made the left flank his own with a whopping 53 appearances! 40 goals and 18 assists gives him 58 points to add to the total

Kevin De Bruyne

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Cometh the hour, cometh the man. 69 massive points from KDB. Oh what could have been had he been on corner duties all season with that tasty 18 in crossing.

Final Points Tally

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League points - 107

Goal difference- 80

Asensio - 33

Hazard - 58

De Bruyne - 69

Total points - 347

Oh what could have been! To be honest, I’m happy with how this went. I’ve never played with no strikers before in any FM game, so it was a nice change to do just that. Thanks to @FuddledFox for creating such an original challenge for us all to compete with here on Vibe. Could you please add me onto the EME leaderboard Foxy?

Thanks for reading :celebrate:

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Well done lad..a great score.

Shame about the corners fiasco but a great score nontheless.

👍

 

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