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Career The Power of Five - A Multi-Challenge [Season Sixteen]

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2 hours ago, Rob2017 said:

Do you find that AP on the wing of their foot is better then?

I’ve tried both and it’s hard to tell the difference to be honest. They’re going to cross the ball a fair bit so its safe to say that they’re preferred foot should be on the outside, but then they’re going to cut in and play in through balls and the like which you could then argue that their preferred foot should be on the inside! 

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Season One

Hello Vibe, and welcome to season one of The Power of Five. If you don’t know what’s going on here then basically I’m attempting five different challenges in one career. The challenges are as follows:-

 

  • The 1k Challenge
  • The Calendar Year Scoring Challenge
  • The Fernando Peyroteo Challenge
  • The Triple Threat Assists Challenge 
  • The Assists Challenge 

As my first order of business I will go through how the team performed over the year with incoming/outgoing transfers and competition performances etc.

Transfers

Outgoing:

Our biggest received transfer fee of the summer was for Gonçalo Guedes, a value of £35.5m was received as he storms off to Benfica. Javier Pastore, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Dani Alves complete the notable outgoings as they move to Bournemouth, FC Nantes and Dortmund respectively.

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Incoming:

We spent some, and then we spent some. I made full use of the double transfer kitty that French clubs receive and also had to adjust the wage budget as I went all out in season one to shape the squad to my liking. A massive £499 million was spent which only left £3.83m in the bank to go towards a rising wage total. Mbappé is obviously the biggest fee as we had to deliver a huge £160 million to activate his buyout clause. David De Gea and David Alaba come in for £100 million apiece, Alaba is one third of the “triple threat assists” so along with Mbappé and Havertz we have the names of all our challengers now, he is the one that shares his nationality with Arnie, hence the Arnie GIF. Kurt Zouma comes in for £49 million and I was very excited about using him as i don’t think I have this year surprisingly. He’s got a huge Aerial rating of 18 so I’m hoping he gets on the end of a few of Havertz’s corners/free kicks. Hakim Ziyech comes in to play on the left wing, as  second choice initially as I’m happy with Di Maria there at the moment, and finally Jeremy Toljian comes in on a swap deal involving Dani Alves from Hoffenheim via Dortmund. I believe he’d only just signed for Dortmund when I decided to make a fresh offer for him.

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Competitions:

After assembling the squad that I did, I had very high expectations for this first season.

First up was the Trophée des Champions, the seasons curtain raiser against rivals AS Monaco promised to be a closely fought encounter. Two goals in the first half however, proved enough for us to lift the trophy and get my managerial reign underway. Marco Verratti and Kylian Mbappé were the goalscorers.

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The next available trophy for the taking was the Coupe de la Ligue, the equivalent of the League Cup if you didn’t know. Monaco were the opponents once again and this one proved to be a dramatic affair. We rushed into a 2-0 lead through Neymar and Cavani before the latter added another to make it 3-0, but Bongiovanni and Diakhaby pulled a couple back for the Southerners to set up a tense finale. We held on however to win our second trophy in as many attempts.

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Onto the French Cup final now and it proved to be an easy affair as we steamroll the opposition on the way to a meeting with Strasbourg in the final. They proved to be no match for my side as they succumb to a heavy 3-0 victory without registering a single shot. Mbappé, Rabiot and Havertz were all on the scoresheet.

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Onto our League Campaign now, and it was a memorable first season at the helm as we manage to go unbeaten all season whilst only dropping 6 points all season. We managed to grab over a 100 goals and over a 100 points to boot.

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Finally, we move onto our Champions League Campaign. We managed to go all the way to the final where Sevilla awaited us. Havertz gave us the lead after 8 minutes and Steven N’Zonzi was sent off just before half time for the opposition. A Neymar brace either side of a Kurt Zouma header was then enough to secure a thumping 4-0 victory to lift our maiden Champions League victory and ensured a clean sweep in our first season at the helm.

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Manager Profile & Season History:

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Finally, we move onto how we did in the challenges! I’m very sorry for how long this post has become 🙈

 

Mbappé 1k Challenge:

This lad is without doubt the best teenager in the game, he’s taken very well to my Super Intensive Training And has greens across the board including a full 20 pace and technique.

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He played 46 games throughout the season as I do tend to rest the youth players incase i burn them out, he scored a very decent 66 goals in his first season. That is a fantastic start by all accounts and I’m very happy with his progress.

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Challenge Total: 66/1000 Goals

 

Fernando Peyroteo Challenge:

Nothing much to add here, 46/187 Games played, 66/331 Goals Scored. Steady progress from Mbappé and I’m confident he’ll get close to Prize’s Total on the leaderboard.

 

Assists Challenge:

Havertz has had an outstanding first season at the club, he’s taken very well to training and his assists ratio is fantastic. Several greens on his page now, the only downside is that I couldn’t get him to play full games often enough. He took full advantage of being on free kick and corner duties by scoring 16 goals and assisting 34 in 43 Appearances. Safe to say that is a solid start and hopefully he can only get better, if he happy for him to hit around the 30 mark each season to be honest though.

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Challenge Total: 34 Assists

 

Triple Threat Assists:

So we’ve seen how Mbappé and Havertz have done. Mbappé managed 8 assists all season whilst Havertz had a huge 34. Now onto David Alaba, and I have to say he looks absolutely amazing! Greens everywhere with just his Aerial, Shooting, Leadership and Strength not being green, and even they are all blue! He looks fantastic. He managed to play in 45 games throughout the season and scored 1 goal, but unfortunately he could only provide 5 assists for the season which is a damn shame considering his attributes.

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Challenge Totals:

Alaba: 5/51

Havertz: 34/162

Mbappé: 8/102

This is the only downside of doing the Assists challenge alongside the triple threat assists I suppose. Still, it’s steady progress and I’m confident of improvement.

The Calendar Year Scoring Challenge will be in a stand-alone update each time due to it being spread over two seasons. 

Thanks for reading Vibe, I’m extremely sorry this post went on for a while but that’s the downside of trying to cram five challenges into one.

 

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Solid start mate, Kylian in particular who i reckon may get you a lot further than 1kc...But I reckon you already know that!

I’m surprised Alaba only got the five assists, especially if he is playing in a wingback role. Kai did the business too. Looking forward to season 2.

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Great start mate, everything is looking good at this point, even Kai. I'm going to return mine and ask for a new one, now that I've seen how he's supposed to work. 😄 

You have pretty high Transfer Acumen for someone with a £438M transfer deficit! 😂

Anyway, you're killing it. 

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22 minutes ago, scratch99 said:

Great start mate, everything is looking good at this point, even Kai. I'm going to return mine and ask for a new one, now that I've seen how he's supposed to work. 😄 

You have pretty high Transfer Acumen for someone with a £438M transfer deficit! 😂

Anyway, you're killing it. 

Transfer Acumen I believe is the quality of the signings, not the money side of things, that comes under financial control I think. To be perfectly fair, the majority of his assists came from corners and free kicks. Zouma had 8 goals for the season all from Kai Assists so I think I’ve got something right in bringing someone with high Aerial ability in.

12 hours ago, Rob2017 said:

Solid start mate, Kylian in particular who i reckon may get you a lot further than 1kc...But I reckon you already know that!

I’m surprised Alaba only got the five assists, especially if he is playing in a wingback role. Kai did the business too. Looking forward to season 2.

Thanks mate, I’m hoping for 1.5k, that’s the aim anyway. Alaba was indeed a WB so I was surprised by his lack of assists.

2 hours ago, Titjes said:

Wonderfull start mate ;)

Mbappe already looks insane :D

Thanks mate!

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5 minutes ago, Nucleus said:

corners and free kicks. Zouma had 8 goals for the season all from Kai Assists so I think I’ve got something right in bringing someone with high Aerial ability in.

I found the same with Amiri as Arp despite average aerial ability and my CB's got a lot of goals from corners.

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26 minutes ago, Foxy said:

I found the same with Amiri as Arp despite average aerial ability and my CB's got a lot of goals from corners.

That's why I really liked Pavon. He seemed to like landing the ball on Pinamonti's head rather than the the CBs. Not sure why and to be honest he did it a lot less in the last few seasons, but there were 4 or 5 seasons where 50-60% of corners went to Pinamonti. Noone else I've had taking corners goes to the striker nearly as often as Pavon did during that phase. 

Maybe our CBs didn't have as high Arial at that point? So Pinamonti's 12 or 13 Ariel was more appealing to him? But the others didn't seem to do it when I gave them a turn. Doesn't really make sense...

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Impressive start @Nucleus, I don't think you could ask for much more! 

Your spending made me chuckle as I was just looking over my old PSP saves/threads and on my Borja/Cunha double 1kc save I spent £565m in 30 seasons lol. 

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The Calendar Year Challenge

As stated before, this challenge is played over two seasons so I think a separate update is the best way to deal with it as it does give a slight spoiler into how well/unwell Mbappé is doing in the first half of season two.

1st January 2018:

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Mbappé starts off the year having scored 39 goals in the season so far with a cracking AvR of 9.18. This always seems to be the case in all my careers, strikers have a blazing start to the season then tail off towards the business side of things. I always put it down to fitness, as they struggle to complete games in the latter stages of the season. He finished the season on 66 goals, so that gives him a total of 27 goals in the first half of the year.

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31st December 2018:

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Once again he’s had a blazing start to the year, with an AvR of 8.90, and managed to score 42 goals in the second half of 2018.

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So that gives him a grand total of (42+27) 69 goals for 2018, which is a long way off the target of 91. He’s still young so he’s got plenty of time to complete this challenge.

Thanks for reading Vibe. Comments are as always very much appreciated.

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Not bad mate, his potential is limitless and where's the fun in knocking it out early haha. 

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19 minutes ago, Ashez said:

Not bad mate, his potential is limitless and where's the fun in knocking it out early haha. 

I agree! But eventually I may have to consider taking Havertz off free kicks and give them to Mbappé lol

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Season Two

After a hugely successful first season on the team front and individual player performances, I was full of expectation heading into my second season in Paris, the only thing I would have asked for more on in the previous year was for a few more assists from David Alaba, I had an opportunity to correct that this season.

Transfers

Outgoing:

We had a massive amount of players leaving us this season, 22 in fact, as I wanted to put the finishing touches on the squad as quickly as possible and raise some much needed wage budget. I was glad to see the back of players like Ben Arfa and Lassana Diarra who just ear a huge chunk of the budget up with their astronomical wages, Diarra is on £300k per week! Thiago Motta is another one I was happy to let go as he’s on the wrong side of 35 so off to sunny Brentford he goes. Jesé is another one that I had no use for, he finished his loan at Stoke and immediately transferred to Bournemouth. Thiago Silva and Meunier has become something along the lines of unwanted so off they went too. Angel Di Maria was a reluctant sell but Real Madrid came in for him and I’m a hopeless romantic so allowed him to return to his former club, he’s into his 30’s so it’s nice to get around £20m for him. Finally, Kimpembe and Cavani had become outcasts due to some comments they made to the media regarding some teabagging incident (which I know nothing about!), so unfortunately they had to leave for Juventus and Atletico Madrid respectively.

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Incoming:

You’d think that after letting 22 players leave the club I would have to bring in a few new faces. Well you’d be correct in thinking that, but I opted for quality over quantity and brought in six new faces to put all but one of the finishing touches on my squad. First up we have Leon Goretzka coming in on a free transfer which is a lovely transfer, he’ll slot straight into my squad as a BBM and sending Rabiot to the bench. My favourite right winger of this year, Nadiem Amiri joins us from Hoffenheim for £35m, I’d played Neymar as a right winger throughout last season so it wasn’t ideal, now Neymar will be the backup striker after Cavani’s exit and Amiri can take his place on the right wing. Joel Matip and Niklas Süle come on to replace Thiago Silva and Kimpembe as backup CB’s. There’s a funny story coming now, I’d initially tried to grab Virgil Van Dijk instead of Matip, but Liverpool wouldn’t budge so that’s when I opted for Matip, then a week before the window slammed shut VVD was transfer listed so I couldn’t resist buying him. He would slot right in to the heart of my defence alongside Kurt Zouma. Finally, a new left winger was needed to replace Di Maria, and who else would I sign but Thomas Lemar, he’s my favourite buy this year and is always consistent so he’ll slot straight into the first team squad.

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Competitions 

Trophée des Champions:

Familiar opponents in the season curtain raiser as AS Monaco try to avenge last season’s defeat. Mbappé had other ideas however, as his brace in the final ten minutes seals a lovely 3-1 victory with Leon Goretzka netting on his debut.

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European Super Cup:

Atletico Madrid were the opponents in this one, and they took the lead through Breel Embolo after 20 minutes, but Mbappé levelled things on 36’ to make it 1-1 at half time. Havertz made it 2-1 to us shortly after the break but our lead didn’t last long as Griezmann made it 2-2.  Mbappé grabs his second of the match to make it 3-2 but Embolo also grabs his brace with less than 10’ on the clock to surely send the game to extra time? No, Mbappé had other plans and completed his hatrick on 84’ to give us a 4-3 lead which we held on to win our first European Super Cup.

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Club World Cup:

Not much to say in this game, Palmeiras of Brazil were the opponents and Mbappé absolutely destroyed them with five, yes five goals in the first half. Thomas Lemar added a sixth for the side as we sweep the Brazilians aside without even breaking a sweat.

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Coupe de la Ligue:

FC Lorient were our opponents as we made it all the way to the league cup final. It fell at the awkward stage in the French season were 70% of your squad become ineligible for some reason (happens every season). We managed to sneak a 1-0 win with our depleted squad which consisted of a few players in unnatural posistions. Giovani Lo Celso with the goal.

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French Cup:

Another cup, another final. This time Rennes were the opponents and they didn’t put up much of a fight as Havertz nets a brace after Goretzka had given us the lead to retain the French Cup.

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League:

Let’s be honest, you’ve got to be pretty poor at the game if you can’t win the league with PSG year in year out. Win we did, and convincingly too with 100+ points/Goals/goal difference. Unfortunate to lose a game this year but it was one of those yucky games where you dominate only for the game to say “f**k you Nucleus” and their centre half nods in a 90th minute winner with their only shot of the game.

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Champions League:

We make it to another final and it’s a familiar opponent as we meet Atletico Madrid once again. I was hoping this game wasn’t as tense as the first we had against them in the Super Cup! It wasn’t, as we trounced them. Mbappé hits a brace and was disallowed a goal to deny him his hatrick. Amiri and Alaba made it four as  they cancel out Antoine Griezmann’s 29th minute opener. We retain the Champions League and produce consecutive clean sweeps.

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Manager Profile & Season History:

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Kylian Mbappé 1k Challenge:

Our little French demi-god had a fantastic first season by scoring 66 goals. This time I was hoping for more and to avoid any injuries too. He’s looking like an absolutely fantastic striker now and he’s only 20. The sky is the limit with this lad with a full 20 in Dribbling, Technique, Movement & Pace he’s going to give any defender nightmares. He produces another great season for the club, 77 goals this time around. Remember he’s not on free-kicks and only has penalties and his goals from open play so by all accounts I’m very happy with Mbappé’s progress.

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Challenge Totals:

Games: 98 Goals: 143

Fernando Peyroteo Challenge:

Games: 98 Goals:143

Steady progress in this one too, I’m not expecting to beat the Total that’s on the challenge itself but I think I may come close to Prize’s target on the leaderboard.

Kai Havertz Assists Challenge:

Proved himself more than capable of high numbers last season and I’m hoping he delivers once again. He’s still on all free-kicks and corner duties and managed to play 54 games this season despite having to sub him off towards the end of each one. His page looks fantastic with a full 20 in Dribbling, 19 in Passing, Technique & Movement and 18 in Creativity & Decisions. He’s improved on his AvR from last season too, and ends the season on 7.70, but that does not justify anything as he delivered 55 assists in 54 games for me! He scored 14 goals this season so his teamwork has definitely improved too. I’m absolutely delighted with this, I just hope he can be consistent throughout the years. Van Dijk Scored 6 Goals through corners this season, whilst Zouma Scored 9 so you can already see how highly I value a CB that’s good in the air!

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Challenge Total:

Games: 97 Assists:89

Triple Threat Assists Challenge:

Now this is the one I’m most skeptical about as Mbappé is being played as a poacher and Alaba seems to want to score more than assist.

So Mbappé had 5 assists this season, which admittedly isn’t great. Havertz had 55 for the season which is just crazy good. What about Alaba? My trusted left wingback, how did he get on? Fucking dreadful is the answer, he could only make 3 assists all season whilst he went on to score 7 goals. My Right back Jeremy Toljian made 11 asssits and has surpassed Alaba so I’m fuming with it but then I don’t want to tinker too much as it could hamper Mbappé and Havertz’s progress.

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Challenge Totals:

Alaba: 8/51Assists

Havertz: 89/162 Assists 

Mbappé: 13/102 Assists

All in all it’s been a fantastic season with both Mbappé and Havertz hitting new heights, I’m hoping to keep up this level of performance from now on out.

As always Vibe, thanks for reading and comments are hugely appreciated. Stay tuned for the Calendar Year Challenge update coming soon.

 

 

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3 assists for Alaba? And there’s me thinking you were one of the best on here 😭😭😭

Mbappe is going to hit a massive score if you take him through to retirement.

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48 minutes ago, Rob2017 said:

3 assists for Alaba? And there’s me thinking you were one of the best on here 😭😭😭

Mbappe is going to hit a massive score if you take him through to retirement.

I am, as my number 4 ranking proves 😝

Honestly I have no idea why he isn’t getting the assists 🤷🏻‍♂️😂

I’m going to take all three players through retirement. This will probably be my last career of FMM18 as I think I’ve accomplished a fair bit this year, so I’ll take some time out and just do some article type stuff for you guys to feast over 

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Amazing stuff as ever. Alaba is the only worry, but I'm sure he'll get enough in the end. I reckon he might also be in with a chance for the Yellow Card Challenge too based on that season! 😂

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1 hour ago, scratch99 said:

Amazing stuff as ever. Alaba is the only worry, but I'm sure he'll get enough in the end. I reckon he might also be in with a chance for the Yellow Card Challenge too based on that season! 😂

There’s a yellow card challenge? Link me to it! I love leaderboards!!!! 😋😂

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1 minute ago, Nucleus said:

There’s a yellow card challenge? Link me to it! I love leaderboards!!!! 😋😂

LoL, I made that up, but I don't see why we shouldn't have both a yellow card and a red card challenge...

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2019 Calendar Year Challenge

So in 2018 Mbappé managed to net 69 goals throughout the year, this season I was hoping for more progress and to get closer to the 91 goal record.

From the 1st of January to the end of the season he managed to score 35 goals for the side, which is a decent second half of the season performance, although I’d like him to be hitting 40+ in this stage due to him always having a cracking start to the season.

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As for the second half of the year, he’s managed a very good 41 goals, which by math puts him on 76 goals for the 2019 Calendar Year. Better, but he really needs to start performing in the second half of seasons, It’s just the fitness issue that worries me to be honest. He can’t last full games from around mid January,  so he’s losing out on valuable goals, but I’m still very optimistic of completing this challenge.

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Challenge Totals:

2018: 69 Goals

2019: 76 Goals

 

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Going good mate, he's building up to it, he'll get you there... In other news, happy to see he's thrown his hat into the ring for the Red Card Challenge! 😄

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7 minutes ago, scratch99 said:

happy to see he's thrown his hat into the ring for the Red Card Challenge! 😄

You ain’t seen nothing yet! 😝

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Season 3

It’s safe to say that David Alaba is the main letdown of this save so far, with both Mbappé and Havertz excelling in their respective challenges could this be the Austrians time to shine?

Transfers

Outgoing:

Just a few names leaving this year, most notably Giovani Lo Celso (a cracking player this year might I add) leaves for Juventus in a £62million deal. It’s a shame to see him go but he was getting a bit uneasy playing second fiddle to Havertz. Christopher Nkunku and Yuri also leave the squad for pastures new, the latter was the weak link in the squad and I had a replacement in mind for him. Finally Niklas Süle leaves for AC Milan in a player swap deal.

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Incoming:

That deal was for non other than Jonathan Tah, one of this years standout centre backs and a player who will slot straight into the first team with his all around attributes. Arne Maier comes in as Lo Celso’s replacement, not used him this year but he’ll make a great understudy to Havertz (despite him being older 😅) Finally, Benjamin Mendy is the final piece of the jigsaw and replaces Yuri as second choice left back.

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Spoiler

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Competitions

I won’t go into too much detail with this anymore as I felt I dragged this part on unnecessarily in previous updates.

 

  • Trophée des Champions - Beat Monaco 3-1 in a largely one sided affair
  • European Super Cup - Beat Juventus 3-1 in a similar game to the previous one.
  • Club World Cup - A brace from Mbappé gives us a 2-0 win as Gremio fail to trouble us whatsoever 
  • Coupe de la Ligue - Another brace from Mbappé seals the cup, this time in a 4-0 drubbing of Brest
  • French Cup - We seal another cup with a 3-0 win against AC Ajaccio, both Mbappé and Havertz on the scoresheet
  • League - An unbeaten campaign sees us back to our best
  • Champions League - A final against Atletico Madrid did not fail to live up to the hype, a 5-1 mauling with Havertz netting a hatrick seals once again, another clean sweep.
Spoiler

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Manager Profile & Season History:

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Kylian Mbappé 1kc Challenge:

This man is just unbelievable, his consistency is second to none and if he was on free kick duties this season would have been a 100+

He ends up with 88 goals for the season, improving on his 77 and 66 in the previous two.

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Challenge Total:

Games Played: 155

Goals Scored: 231

 

Fernando Peyroteo Challenge:

This is going extremely well I must say, he’s got 32 games left of this challenge, and even though he won’t beat the challenge record he’s certainly going to get close to @PriZe‘s leaderboard record.

Challenge Total:

Games Played: 155

Goals Scored: 231

 

Kai Havertz Assists Challenge:

Kai is quickly turning into one of my favourite players this year, and with good reason too. He managed 55 assists last time out, could he beat that this year or would there be a drop? The answer is neither, as Kai matches last season’s tally with another 55 assists for the side, he did however play four more games this year, so his strike rate isn’t as good but he did score 9 more goals than last year including that Champions League Final hatrick

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Challenge Total:

Games Played: 155

Assists: 144

 

Triple Threat Assists Challenge:

So we’ve already seen how Mbappé and Havertz did. To recap, Mbappé made 10 Assists this season, whilst Havertz made 55. Alaba is just not having the best of times in this save, a measly 8 assists across the first two seasons means he’s got some work to do, and less time to do it in. This season was better however, and he managed 6 assists throughout  the year, his discipline isn’t getting any better however as he received a red card on two occasions to go alongside his 14 yellow cards. I’m sure @scratch99will be happy to see that!

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Challenge Totals:

Alaba: 14/51

Havertz: 144/162

Mbappé: 23/102

 

Final Thoughts:

Everything is going swimmingly, barring Alaba’s tenacity to score rather than pass. I’m not overly worried about it as I believe he can be one of those players that play into his 80’s. Havertz and Mbappé are clearly the stars now, and long may that continue.

Thanks for Reading

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Cracking stuff so far.

It would of course be handy to see a few more assists from Alaba but Mbappe and Havertz are making up for that and perhaps if Alaba got more Kai would get less which would effect that challenge:S Alaba will look good for another 10 years I think as he is that kind of player so I think it will be no problem for him to hit and beat his target anyway.

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7 minutes ago, Foxy said:

Cracking stuff so far.

It would of course be handy to see a few more assists from Alaba but Mbappe and Havertz are making up for that and perhaps if Alaba got more Kai would get less which would effect that challenge:S Alaba will look good for another 10 years I think as he is that kind of player so I think it will be no problem for him to hit and beat his target anyway.

That’s my thinking, I’ve prioritised the assist challenge before the triple threat so Havertz will continue to be on all set pieces. Alaba should be able to play till very late 30’s imo so yeah, he should beat the target of 51, which really isn’t a high target. I’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t

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2020 Calendar Year Challenge

2019 saw Mbappé net 76 goals throughout the year for the club, this year I was again hoping for improvement, I was quietly hoping to beat the challenge.

From the 1st January 2020 to the end of the current season he managed to score an amazing 47 goals for the club. That total puts us in a great position to beat the challenge come the second half of the season.

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Come the final two games of the year it wasn’t looking too good with Mbappé stuck on 40 goals and needing 5 to beat the target, a brace in the Club World Cup Final meant he needed a hatrick against AS Saint-Etienne to beat the challenge....

A hatrick was produced in the first half and the challenge is completed! A final tally of 92 goals for the 2020 Calendar Year as Mbappé beats the record.

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As of yet I won’t be adding this onto the leaderboard as I’m hoping to record a bigger score, I’ll more than likely keep track of each year throughout the career. You never know, the international job may become available and we can be hitting a 100+ year.

Challenge Totals:

2018: 69

2019: 76

2020 : 92

 

Thanks for reading

 

 

 

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· Posted (edited)

So much in here mate, so super impressed (as always):

  • Mbappe is a monster and going to break ALL the records shortly.
  • Havertz has 55 assists again?! I've got 88 out of him over 9 seasons! Madness...
  • Alaba - disappointing, but within tolerances. As you discussed with @Foxy, he's still going to do his bit and as you're getting the assists for Havertz instead.

And keep saving up your red and yellow cards up - when I get a moment, I'm going to create a Bad Boys Challenge with leaderboards for career Red Cards (Gerardo Bedoya had 46) and career Yellow Cards (Sergei Ramos has 211 and counting, actually probably more by now).

Surprised no one has done this before. It wouldn't be a challenge you set out to do by itself, but would go well with any long career. Talk me out of it if it's stupid please!

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2 hours ago, Foxy said:

It's not stupid! Do it😀

Done: 

Let me know what you think! Thanks. 🙂

@Nucleus You might need to edit the title of this challenge to say "The Power of Six" 😂

 

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18 minutes ago, scratch99 said:

Done: 

Let me know what you think! Thanks. 🙂

@Nucleus You might need to edit the title of this challenge to say "The Power of Six" 😂

 

I may have to turn Tackling up a notch to committed! 😂😂 nice work Scratch

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Season Four

Last season saw us kick things up a notch on all fronts, we had set the bar and now was the time to maintain our high standards.

Transfers:

Not too much to talk about this season, it was a simple case of one in one out. Amiri unfortunately became an outcast after I rejected a £55million bid from Barcelona, so to protect the team I demoted him and eventually managed to sell him on in January. He went to Monaco, which isn’t ideal seeing as they’re a domestic rival, but he had to go and his salary was putting off other clubs. Coming in to replace him is Christian Pulisic for £76million from Roma, he fits the winger role ideally to be honest as his shooting isn’t the greatest so I’m hoping he’s more liable to pass the ball.

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Competitions:

 

  • Trophée des Champions - Beat Rennes 3-1
  • European Super Cup - Beat Chelsea 3-0
  • Club World Cup - Beat San Lorenzo 6-0
  • Coupe de la Ligue - Lost to Lyon in the semi final by a score of 1-0, the most bullshit game ever as we dominated from start to finish, had a goal disallowed and they had a man sent off!
  • French Cup - Beat Monaco 2-1
  • League - Won the League convincingly once again, lost once and drew twice but other than that it was a flawless effort
  • Champions League - Beat Manchester City 2-1 to win our fourth European Cup
Spoiler

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Manager Profile & Season History:

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Kylian Mbappé 1k Challenge:

This guy is just something else! He beat the Calendar Year Challenge in the last update and he keeps getting better and better. It’s just a matter of time before he hits a 100+ for me. 91 was the tally for this season which is fantastic in my eyes considering I’m juggling other challenges whilst doing this. Long may his form continue.

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Challenge Totals:

Games:211

Goals:322

 

Fernando Peyroteo Challenge:

This challenge came to its conclusion this season, and Mbappé has smashed it out the park. 187 games played and he managed to score a very respectable 286 goals. To beat the challenge itself is impossible in my opinion, Mbappé has absolutely nailed this but he’s still 46 goals short of Peyroteo’s record! Madness. Either way I’m happy to have my name on the leaderboard for this and along with @PriZe I’m the only one to complete it.

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Challenge Totals:

Games: 187

Goals: 286

 

Kai Havertz Assists Challenge:

This lad has now become my favourite player hands down. He just delivers time and time again, his average rating does not reflect how important a player he is. Slightly down on last season but he still managed a very respectable 47 assists.

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Challenge Totals:

Games: 212

Assists: 191

 

Triple Threat Assists Challenge:

Finally, let’s see how Alaba got on in this part. We’ve already seen Mbappé had a total of 10 for the season once again, Havertz had a total of 47 assists which is enough for him to complete his part of this challenge and Alaba had his best season to date as he produced 10 assists for the season! Wow, what a player, 10 assists! Unbelievable stuff from Alaba, he deserves so much credit for this! 10 assists puts him on 24, yes 24 for the career in just four seasons! That’s and average of 6 assists per season guys. Truly outstanding from the Austrian 😍

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Challenge Totals:

Alaba: 24/51

Havertz: 191/162

Mbappé: 33/102

 

As always Vibe, comments are massively appreciated here. Thanks for Reading

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