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Career He's having a Weston! A BWM Strikerless 1k attempt.


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He's having a Weston (Super-Mare)! Affectionately spouted by some of our cockney friends on Soccer Saturday and TalkSport with reference to a player having a nightmare (poor game).

This leads me to our player who i am going to attempt to score 1000 goals with. I wanted a good challenge and having started a TT attempt and a few other long term careers without getting drawn in enough to post a career, this is the challenge that has caught me. Probably because there is every chance that i won't do it. I need to be very lucky with injuries and also nab the international job ASAP.

As in the title, the player is a ball winning midfielder by trade, but has some excellent all round attributes and can easily be trained to the AMC role. He isn't too young either, aged 22 so i need to hit the ground running and stay running for a good 15 seasons to have any chance with this. He has to perform really well until his late 30's at best.

He is going to be joined by two players of the same nationality to make it a strikerless 1k attempt and also a strikerless TT attempt. One was born in Sunderland and has a footballing father, the other lived in London as a child and started his career at Arsenal before moving to Spain.

All 3 are USA internationals. Given the nature of my main player's contract there are only two clubs i can take on this challenge with.

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Thanks for reading, i hope to post the first season later tonight where i will go into a bit more detail on the club choice and setup.

 

 

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I got excited that you might be managing Weston Super Mare in this save as it was the scene of possibly the greatest triumph in Fox family history when we won 823 tickets on one machine on the Grand Pier and Foxy Jr actually got a decent prize.

That said I’m liking the player choices so good luck.

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Looking forward to this. One of them I believe is Giovanni Reyna and I think I know who the other is but I’ll leave that in case someone else wants to have a guess 😂

Good luck.

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2 hours ago, Rob said:

Oooohhh I love this. Good luck.

Thanks mate. 

2 hours ago, FuddledFox said:

I got excited that you might be managing Weston Super Mare in this save as it was the scene of possibly the greatest triumph in Fox family history when we won 823 tickets on one machine on the Grand Pier and Foxy Jr actually got a decent prize.

That said I’m liking the player choices so good luck.

Love those machines, spend £20 and win a prize worth 50p! Thanks mate. 

2 hours ago, RichD said:

Awesome!

Good luck smog, I love me a smog career.

Cheers mate. 

2 hours ago, Ian said:

Looking forward to this. One of them I believe is Giovanni Reyna and I think I know who the other is but I’ll leave that in case someone else wants to have a guess 😂

Good luck.

Thanks mate, correct with Reyna. I’m just about to post season 1 now so you’ll see the other guys but I’m sure you’ve all worked it out. 

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Season 1

In case you haven’t guessed, our ‘Weston’ is this guy. A very good all round midfielder, flexible enough to retrain to AMC fairly swiftly. I had a decent strikerless tactic I used last year, I tweaked it slightly and tested it with Savic at Lazio and it worked very well, so that gave me the confidence to give this a go.

He starts on loan at Juve from Schalke so there was a choice of two clubs. I went for Juve thinking better squad/better resources will help get cracking straight away. You can buyout his loan for £17m, unfortunately young Weston didn’t want to join us whenever I tried to buyout the loan so he stayed the whole season with us as a loan player. Annoying but not the end of the world providing he would actually sign at the end of his loan!

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His supporting cast was Sunderland’s very own Giovanni Reyna and Yunus Musah from Valencia. Two wonderkids to play either side of Weston and hopefully supply the ammo and also contribute to a TT.

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Transfers

We shifted on as many squad players as possible and brought in another American (Dest) for the right side and some attacking cover in Corona (not that one). I needed to leave some money in the bank to sign Weston at some point. 

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Team Performance 

As expected we cleaned up easily enough domestically, but PSG knocked us out of the CL quarters which cost us a few extra games. 

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Player Stats

Although the team did well it was still a bit of a development year, the two youngsters improved nicely. Weston improved his shooting by one notch, but also his tacking by two notches! Not the way I was hoping or the training method I was using. However he still had a great first season. 

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He also seems half decent at penalties which makes a nice change for these challenges. 
 

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The eagle eyed amongst you will notice at the end of season 1 he still wouldn’t let me buyout his loan and sign him. In true FMM quirky fashion he had to go back to Schalke, making me spunk most of my budget on him, a cool £61m, and lo and behold he was delighted to sign. Cheers Weston!

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The important part was that he was finally a Juve player and with 61 goals in his first season he had a good base to build on.

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Thanks for reading guys, season 2 will be up in a few days.

 

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4 minutes ago, RichD said:

Awesome start there Smog, Mckennie literally smashed that out of the park. Love how you barely made any signings as well and got such success.

Thanks mate. It’s a strong squad so didn’t need much tweaking and had quality back ups in Ronaldo and Dybala for when I needed to rest my 3 Americans. Centre mid is one area I need to improve on moving forward. 

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What a start Smog. Weston has always been a player who I used handsomely in the past editions so really excited to see him being elevated to the main player role. Good luck for Season 2.

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Fantastic start Smoggy! I still don't know how you get that many goals without a striker! 😄

I will say the training thing sounds similar to my defender TT - they do train up in the more attacking attributes that go with the role you've asked them to train for, but they still improve the attributes of their original roles. A litte fustrating, but no doubt at all that he'll be good enough to complete this easily..

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20 hours ago, broodje kip said:

Impressive start Smog! He got only 10 shooting and already scored 60 goals. Not to mention it’s in the Serie A 🥴

Thank you. Serie A is a surprisingly weak league i find, it's just the lack of cup games which can be a pain, especially rare to play a lower league team.

20 hours ago, Ian said:

A very nice start Smoggy, well done.

Thanks mate.

19 hours ago, Kanegan said:

What a start Smog. Weston has always been a player who I used handsomely in the past editions so really excited to see him being elevated to the main player role. Good luck for Season 2.

Thanks mate, a player i have used and admired in the past as well, i hope to do him justice in this save.

12 hours ago, Scratch said:

Fantastic start Smoggy! I still don't know how you get that many goals without a striker! 😄

I will say the training thing sounds similar to my defender TT - they do train up in the more attacking attributes that go with the role you've asked them to train for, but they still improve the attributes of their original roles. A litte fustrating, but no doubt at all that he'll be good enough to complete this easily..

Thanks mate, even with shooting of 10 he's firing them in. In my test save with a more natural AMC i was able to get a lot of goals so i knew i could hit decent numbers he'll just miss a few more chances along the way.

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Season 2

This season exceeded expectations for Weston. It was buoyed by having the WCC at the end of the season where he banged in 10 goals against some rank conference level sides teams, so bit of a bonus season really. 
 

Transfers

The transfer of Weston registered as this season which unfortunately took a bulk of my budget. I supplemented a few positions in the squad and topped them up with some decent loans. 

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Team Performance 

Storming season across the board winning everything. The squad is strong, just needs a bit more shaping up and strengthening in the middle of the park so hopefully we’ll be contenders and winning the majority of trophies from here on in. 

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Player Performance 

Fantastic season from all three, but particularly Weston. As I said the World Club Championship at the end of the season really boosted his numbers so I’m not sure this will be a regular number but I’ll take it for now. Not much movement at all on his attributes unfortunately. He’s become a ‘10 magnet’, I’m not sure if it’s do to with his position but he generally gets a 10 even when just scoring once, and he’s not a big assister. 

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I was originally aiming for 60 goals a season for 15 seasons and 100 international goals so we’re creeping ahead of that, which is good as I can’t see him netting 60 a season in his late 30’s. Still waiting on the USA job to come up. The TT should hopefully be less of a worry if we can hit 120ish per season

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Thanks for reading. 

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1 hour ago, RichD said:

Fantastic season smog, 80 goals from Mckennie is top notch stuff, love it. This is going to be a great career.

Thanks mate, still a long way to go but very pleased with the start. 

53 minutes ago, Rob said:

Blimey Smog, talk about hitting the ground running.

Yeah it was definitely more than expected at this stage. That world club cup was a massive bonus, he missed one of the games due to international duty but still notched 10 goals. 

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Great stuff mate, big numbers for so early on, but doesn't surprise me! Only going to improve next season too. You'll just run riot over Serie A from here on in and if it like last year, there's gonna be lots of goals for you there. 😄

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Great stuff, Smog. Amazing to see so many goals from a strikerless tactic. I've not been able to master that yet so it kinda fascinates me whenever I see people doing it, seemingly with ease. Keep it up, lad.

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15 hours ago, Woody said:

Smashing it mate. Keep em coming 😉

 

11 hours ago, Kanegan said:

You are making a legend out of Weston. Awesome stuff Smog. 

 

8 hours ago, Scratch said:

Great stuff mate, big numbers for so early on, but doesn't surprise me! Only going to improve next season too. You'll just run riot over Serie A from here on in and if it like last year, there's gonna be lots of goals for you there. 😄

 

4 hours ago, Raven9 said:

80 goals by a player with 10 in shooting. Amazing. Well done

 

3 hours ago, broodje kip said:

Impressive Smoggy.

 

3 hours ago, Dai_ said:

Great stuff, Smog. Amazing to see so many goals from a strikerless tactic. I've not been able to master that yet so it kinda fascinates me whenever I see people doing it, seemingly with ease. Keep it up, lad.

Cheers guys. I have spent a while testing and like i said did a test season with Savic where he absolutely smashed it so i thought a weaker player should still get decent enough numbers. Still 80 was exceeding expectations and was helped by the bonus world club cup games.

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Double update and I’ll keep it fairly brief. 
 

Season 3 

Transfers

Strengthened centre mid with Ndidi and Cuisance. Onana on a bosman was a no brainer and Saka to run that left hand side. 

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A more disrupted season due to the World Cup and we were knocked out of the CL and Italian cup in the latter stages. 

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Player Performance 

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Season 4

Transfers

Van de Beek and Todibo the main incomings this season. 

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Team Performance 

Had a nightmare CL campaign and got knocked out of a tough group, got to the semis of the Europa League before bowing out. Poor in Europe but dominant domestically. 

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Player Performance 

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Season 3 was interrupted by the World Cup and then a fixture pile up so a dip there, season 4 was our best total from all 3 to date with Reyna and Musah really improving their tallies. McKennie is fairly consistent apart from that fantastic season 2 and if he can stay around 70 I will be happy. Although I’m still waiting for the USA job to come up which will really help boost my totals if/when it comes along. 

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Thanks for reading. 

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