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Career Rob tries the Fabled Number Ten - Final Results

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It’s been a funny few months for me with FMM. After smashing out a Strikerless 1kc once version 2019 finally landed and my missus smashing out a baby early last year, tiredness born from a lack of sleep coupled with a generic dearth of enthusiasm has enveloped my existence. I’ve turned down a few forum events and generally hated the thought of playing the game like Gemma Collins hates a diet.

But my enthusiasm has returned. I feel like an 18 year old going to Hooters the first time. I want to get inside the game immediately and play around a bit. 

So what challenge should I do? Well, I wanted to dig out my Strikerless formation and apply it. The one that fitted it best is one involving the Old Lady.

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No, not THAT old lady. This old lady:

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Yeah, it’s the Fabled Number Ten challenge. The rules, in brief, are:

    ⁃    Seven different number tens, with one per season;
    ⁃    Each season the number ten must come from a specified country, as per the op linked to below;
    ⁃    Your score is the total amount of goals and assists for those Number Tens

Further details here:

I have to be honest though, since having our baby it’s been a long time since I’ve gone seven rounds with any Lady, let alone the Old one. 

Anyhow, my plan is thus:

    ⁃    Pick an Irish player to start. I’m not going to lie: it’s the obvious one;
    ⁃    Pick slightly off-kilter options for the remaining six seasons. None of the obvious folk. I want to have fun;
    ⁃    Use funds to improve the rest of the team, replacing Juventus’ aging players;
    ⁃    Mostly importantly: enjoy myself!

Thanks for reading and please wish me luck!

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Good luck with this!

Great introduction, I have a feeling I know who your first number 10 is going to be.😀

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I posted it and then realised and pinged Foxy a message to ask him to move it. Obviously he much more important things to do in his life! 😡

Hah, but, yes, please do move for me. 😭

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35 minutes ago, Rob said:

Obviously he much more important things to do in his life! 😡

That’s true but I always have time to read a Rob career so good luck lad 👍🏻

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2 hours ago, 1759 said:

Good luck with this!

Great introduction, I have a feeling I know who your first number 10 is going to be.😀

Take a wild guess 😂

2 hours ago, samhardy said:

FMM18 Rob? Didn't realise 19 had been that bad!!

Good luck though. And let me know if you want it moving to the FMM19 forum ;)

Thanks! And ta for moving it.

1 hour ago, Ashez said:

Good luck!

Thanks. I have to admit seeing your goal scorer challenge with unique players kinda inspired me to try and go off piste with latter players.

1 hour ago, Woody said:

Nice one Sir Robert of strikerlesshire.

I foresee an epic save.

Thanks. I’m a man of just one tactic.

1 hour ago, Foxy said:

That’s true but I always have time to read a Rob career so good luck lad 👍🏻

I just can’t believe you have other things to do! 

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8 minutes ago, Rob said:

I’m a man of just one tactic.

That old dear in the OP doesn’t look like she is a big fan of your one tactic 😮

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Just now, Foxy said:

That old dear in the OP doesn’t look like she is a big fan of your one tactic 😮

But its a fooking awesome tactic!!

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2 hours ago, Foxy said:

That’s true but it seems @Rob has upset her somehow. 

Maybe she prefers your Pecker @Woody!

Doesnt everyone 😆

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6 minutes ago, Rob said:

All the old lady’s love @Woody‘s pecker

It’s about time he got it out, dusted it down and showed Vibe what he can do with it.

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2 minutes ago, Foxy said:

It’s about time he got it out, dusted it down and showed Vibe what he can do with it.

I'm not sure the world is ready 😉

10 minutes ago, Rob said:

All the old lady’s love @Woody‘s pecker

Dont let the wife know 😄

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Fabled Number Ten - Season One - The modern day Liam Brady 

It’s time to get down and dirty. I needed an Irishman to start grabbing goals and assists; I needed the modern day Liam Brady. I opted to go for the more obvious choice this round (but I will go less obvious next time, so don’t leave!).

Jazzy Jeff has joined us.

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Jeff Hendrick has signed on the dotted line and has made his way over to Turin.

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Decent stats. Not spectacular, but something I can certainly work with.

He was part of a small amount of transfer business in comparison to my usual Harry Redknapping.

Out when Chiellini, Matuidi, Khedira, and Manzukic. All well-paid, and older, players who wouldn’t feature in my team. I don’t want old men in the Old Lady.

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In came Hendrick, obviously, followed by Fernandes, Paqueta, Pavon, and a forum favourite in McKenna. They were pretty much like for like replacements for the outgoing players, but much younger and on less wages. Paqueta and Hendrick were to be first teamers; the others would be bench players to allow them to play in lesser games and grow.

Our first final was the Super Cup where we played one of Italy’s finest in AC Milan. A goal by Hendrick and another by the Portuguese poser, along with a rare clean sheet, saw a victory.

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Completion number two was the Italian Cup, where we again made the final. Sadly Hendrick was injured for this, but we grabbed a 3-1 victory and another trophy.

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A victory in the league was attained too. 98 points and 101 goals scored. We lost twice, mind you. Other than that I was pleased with our league campaign.

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Could we make it a clean sweep and bring the Champions Cup home? Ronaldo took care of business for us in a dominant performance. Hendrick got he assist too. Legend.

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So how did our Irish Fabled Number Ten get on?

For a start, he got injured a lot. He played just 37 games, which was irritating. When he did play he did well, especially in our destruction of Chievo.

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He bagged a place in the Serie A Team of the Year, league top scorer, and Serie A Player of the Year. A few awards gave our Irishman plenty to depart with when I lob him back on the plane after he is sold.

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In those 37 games he scored 38 goals and got 15 assists giving him a score of 53.

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His contribution was 1.43 per game.

Season 1: Irish. Jeff Hendrick. 1.43/g. 53 points

53 points total.

Next season we need a Frenchman, as our new Fabled Number Ten will be a modern day Michel Platini.

Thanks for reading and all support is appreciated.

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Shame about the injuries mate but still an awesome season and I’m looking forward to see who the rest of your picks will be.

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I knew it would be Jeff. Out of the options available it’s hard to go with anyone else really. Very good season with a nice total especially when you factor in the injuries. Looking forward to seeing which Frenchman you go for next. 😀

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59 minutes ago, Foxy said:

Shame about the injuries mate but still an awesome season and I’m looking forward to see who the rest of your picks will be.

Cheers mate. I’m chuffed with the return.

41 minutes ago, 1759 said:

I knew it would be Jeff. Out of the options available it’s hard to go with anyone else really. Very good season with a nice total especially when you factor in the injuries. Looking forward to seeing which Frenchman you go for next. 😀

Thanks. Any guesses as to the Frenchman? I think you went Tolisso?

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I did go with Tolisso and he didn’t do quite as I’d hoped he would. I remember there were a few good options for the Frenchman and I’m guessing maybe Thauvin?

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6 minutes ago, 1759 said:

I did go with Tolisso and he didn’t do quite as I’d hoped he would. I remember there were a few good options for the Frenchman and I’m guessing maybe Thauvin?

Not a bad guess, but not this time.

I almost went Tolisso but I saw you were disappointed with him so didn’t! 

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2 minutes ago, Titjes said:

Did you take Aouar? :)

It can’t be him as he is in Greenland at the moment.

My guess is he went for this fella as he needed an old man to keep the old lady happy.

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Just now, Foxy said:

It can’t be him as he is in Greenland at the moment.

My guess is he went for this fella as he needed an old man to keep the old lady happy.

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He sadly didn’t appear in my scouting 😅

7 minutes ago, Titjes said:

Did you take Aouar? :)

Nope! Perhaps should have.

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Despite on playing 37 games thats a bloody good return to be fair.

With out checking out the candidates in game im not sure who you might pick so i will take a stab at......

Kingsley Coman. 😆

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