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Career Rob tries the Neymar/Mbappe Challenge - The End


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Fresh from the end of our Warriors career I wanted to give another challenge a go. I opted for one of those that I created, which I probably seems really egotistical but it gave me a chance to try a different tactic and the Champions League final gave me the urge to give it a go.

The challenge is here:

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In brief, you play a season at PSG with Mbappe playing right inside forward and Neymar left inside forward. Anyone else can play anywhere else.

Your score is:

  • Both players’ goals;
  • Both players’ assists;
  • League goal difference;
  • League points 

At PSG you get around £400-500m to spend due to the double transfer window so you really get to construct your own squad. I intend on an A and B team, with the A team playing league games as that’s where the points mostly are. 

Thanks for reading and wish me luck! 

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47 minutes ago, AdamNufc said:

Good Luck! Hopefully a big score comes out of this! 

Fingers crossed. Thanks.

20 minutes ago, Ian said:

Best of luck.

Cheers Ian.

14 minutes ago, RichDave32 said:

Good luck Rob, I’m sure you’ll get a good score.

Hopefully. I’ve got an ultra attacking tactic locked and loaded.

12 minutes ago, Woody said:

Good luck bru

Thanks hon x

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17 hours ago, Rob said:

Fresh from the end of our Warriors career I wanted to give another challenge a go. I opted for one of those that I created, which I probably seems really egotistical but it gave me a chance to try a different tactic and the Champions League final gave me the urge to give it a go.

The challenge is here:

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In brief, you play a season at PSG with Mbappe playing right inside forward and Neymar left inside forward. Anyone else can play anywhere else.

Your score is:

  • Both players’ goals;
  • Both players’ assists;
  • League goal difference;
  • League points 

At PSG you get around £400-500m to spend due to the double transfer window so you really get to construct your own squad. I intend on an A and B team, with the A team playing league games as that’s where the points mostly are. 

Thanks for reading and wish me luck! 

how come PSG is giving 400 to 500 m ? didnt understand 

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1 hour ago, FMFanatic20 said:

how come PSG is giving 400 to 500 m ? didnt understand 

Because you get around £200m at the very start of the game, then something like 2 weeks later when the transfer window officially opens, another £200m or so. 

So for example, if you start a new game with PSG, buy Pogba for £200m, that wipes out your transfer budget, but a week or so later, the french window actually opens so get another fresh budget. 

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48 minutes ago, Jsavfc said:

Because you get around £200m at the very start of the game, then something like 2 weeks later when the transfer window officially opens, another £200m or so. 

So for example, if you start a new game with PSG, buy Pogba for £200m, that wipes out your transfer budget, but a week or so later, the french window actually opens so get another fresh budget. 

Spot on. Plus just shift all your money to wage budget immediately also works.

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Half-way update

Here are some tidbits from half-way through...

We had a couple of good results, but by the end of August the results settled down a bit. We had the standard first month boost you typically get when debuting a different tactic than the AI is used to.

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Neymar also got an injury right at the start, which was horrendously frustrating as this challenge is targeted towards just two people.

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I also found this funny. The best young player in the world getting mentored by Wilfred Zaha.

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I will be back soon with the final score.


 

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Looking good bud, on these focussed challenges its always the players you dont want injured that end up injured. 

I feel your frustration.

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45 minutes ago, Foxy said:

Bad luck with the Neymar injury although with it being in August he won’t have missed too many games I don’t think.

August is pretty much once week so it was only two or three.

45 minutes ago, Woody said:

Looking good bud, on these focussed challenges its always the players you dont want injured that end up injured. 

I feel your frustration.

Thanks.

On a tangent, I do think the forum could do with a bit of a rule with this. I.e. in one season careers, if a player gets injured for a period of time I’ve often just jacked it in. Should I have still posted them? In a long term career like a 1kc you obviously don’t jack it in, but the shorter ones are so injury dependent. My highest score in the Liverpool Front Three challenge was an almost perfect injury season, but there were three or four attempts between my second and final Vibe attempts that I never posted. 

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Final Results 

 

Transfers

We did a lot of business, essentially ripping apart the whole squad and signing a new one. 

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I wanted attacking players and opted for players in the tier beneath world class. They are obviously excellent, but I could get Bruno, Lemar, and Ziyech for a combined value of less than De Bruyne would cost.

A few were squad filler-uppers, mostly signed in January... namely Sisto and Zaracho to cover injuries.

 

Team Performance

Pretty much as expected we dominated the league with the A team and lost in the Champions Cup, with the B team, the first time we played anyone good (Chelsea).

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As the goal difference and points contribute towards the score we can take 221 points forwards with us so far.

We did get a lot of 2-4w injuries and it was doing my head in. Then I realised that, like Ian during the Warriors save, I had forgotten to replenish my physios. Oops!

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Neymar also got another one month injury in April.

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Kylian remained injury free.  

We got a 3.46 goals per game overall, which I will add to Foxy’s gpg leaderboard.

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Player Performance

This is how the boys looked at the end:

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As you would expect with the injuries, Neymar was the worst performing of the two. 

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He got 65 points for us (goals + assists). Adding our carried forward score of 221 that gives us 286 so far.

Kylian got 79. 

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Which gives us a final score of 365. The assists let us down, but everything else held its own so I am very pleased with that.

Thanks for reading!

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10 hours ago, Ian said:

A very nice season and score. Well done.

That’s exactly how things went for me when I had lost my physios with loads of little injuries.

Thanks Ian. Yeah, I did feel like a bit of a numpty at the end because I should have thought of your instance and realised what was going on. Doh!

5 hours ago, jthompy23 said:

Great score 👏🏻

Thanks. I am really pleased with how it went. Weirdly, though, the assists annoyed me. 

9 hours ago, Woody said:

Thats a cracking final score Rob. Pleased as punch 👍

Thanks Woody. I didn’t play a centre forward (Cavani and Icardi are there at the start of the save) so lost a lot of goals from front post headers at corners. That meant I lost that aspect of the goal difference and assists for Neymar on corners. I may give it a whirl with a striker if I can figure out how.

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1 hour ago, Rob said:

Thanks Ian. Yeah, I did feel like a bit of a numpty at the end because I should have thought of your instance and realised what was going on. Doh!

Thanks. I am really pleased with how it went. Weirdly, though, the assists annoyed me. 

Thanks Woody. I didn’t play a centre forward (Cavani and Icardi are there at the start of the save) so lost a lot of goals from front post headers at corners. That meant I lost that aspect of the goal difference and assists for Neymar on corners. I may give it a whirl with a striker if I can figure out how.

Would a shadow striker go near post?

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45 minutes ago, Woody said:

Would a shadow striker go near post?

Sadly not. Never did in my Strikerless one. @Kanegan may have ideas on this.

41 minutes ago, Kanegan said:

Cracking tally mate. Nicely done.

Thanks buddy.

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1 hour ago, smoggy90 said:

Excellent score mate! I have started this one myself and must get round to completing it. Not sure I’ll get close to your total tho. 

Thanks Smog. I took the rather lame ‘score a shedload and hope they get enough’ routine rather than anything too clever. Not that I can do clever, mind. I look forward to your attempt!

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