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Career Ian attempts the Ronny’s Year Challenge


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Hello all and welcome to my 47th attempt at this challenge.

 

The challenge was created by @FuddledFox and can be found here.

 

The challenge has proven to be a bit of a pain to me and here are a couple of screenshots of recent failures. Yes, just injuries but my numbers were just never good enough which meant any injury to the main man would almost certainly mean the end of challenge.

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I’m back now with a tactic that I feel could get it, certainly is the best of what I’ve tried so far and we have a better chance.

Here he is at January 1st 2021.

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Numbers are not fantastic and he’s just come off of two blank performances but on the other hand, we’ve been very cautious with him and he’s been subbed off at half time on multiple occasions.

See how it goes I guess.

 

Thank you for reading.

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Good luck Ian. He certainly takes a fair bit of managing to get the best out of him. 

Without doubt the most annoying part of this is resting him for a game or two because of red personal messages and then when he's fit and ready to go Portugal play him 😮

 

What this challenge does though is reset what people thought was doable with 1k players. 

In recent years the 1k has evolved to 1. 5-2k with the same young starting age. This shows that things are still doable with a 24-25 year old. 

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10 hours ago, RichD said:

Good luck Ian, hope you crack it this time, seems like this one is a hard one to crack!

Thanks Richard, it is that.

6 hours ago, Scratch said:

Good luck Ian! Hope you make it, this one really sucks and I hate it! 🤣 Sooner we all get past it the better.

Thanks Scratch, yep, I hate it too 😂

4 hours ago, billy2shots said:

Good luck Ian. He certainly takes a fair bit of managing to get the best out of him. 

Without doubt the most annoying part of this is resting him for a game or two because of red personal messages and then when he's fit and ready to go Portugal play him 😮

 

What this challenge does though is reset what people thought was doable with 1k players. 

In recent years the 1k has evolved to 1. 5-2k with the same young starting age. This shows that things are still doable with a 24-25 year old. 

Thanks Billy, yes, he’s come back from international duty in a poor state a few times plus he always seemed to do shit which knocked his confidence.

4 hours ago, FMFanatic20 said:

Good luck! 

I, myself is struggling with this badge, - maybe I get some inspiration from your attempt.. :)

again, best of luck! 

Thank you fanatic, hopefully you will.

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Hello, I’m at the stage of this attempt whereby I don’t feel like there’s much point in going into a great deal of detail as it’s literally on a knifes edge.

We ended up in a position where we needed Ronny to score a hat trick in the final game of the challenge so I wasn’t too confident.

We’re currently here with about 10 minutes to play and only one goal required. Could he do it? 😂

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I’ll be back later so we can see if he did it. Can’t say I’m overly confident 😂

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1 hour ago, RichD said:

Nervy stuff Ian! Hope he got you that goal. 

 

57 minutes ago, Rob said:

This is so cool.

Thank you both, we’ll find out in a minute whether he did it or not.

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So could he grab the all important goal in the final 10 minutes of the challenge to gain me a nice badge?

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No he couldn’t :'(

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We failed the challenge and ended up with 77 goals.

 


Season 1

I’ll leave the transfers out as I don’t see the point now but basically I built a dream squad with top quality right across the board. He had 27 goals at the beginning of the challenge and I was fairly happy with what I was seeing and felt we had a good chance. We dropped out of the Champions League to Juve at the first knockout stage which at the time didn’t bother me so much as it would at least make managing his fitness much easier with the hectic schedule of the first season this year. In hindsight I’m now ruing it as even just getting through one more round would’ve given us two games and there’s a good chance Ronny would’ve managed one goal in those games but on the other hand you cannot really think like that I suppose.

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He ended season one on 76 goals, so 49 towards our target of 78 and I was very happy at this point. We were left with 29 goals required for the first half of season two to claim the badge.

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Season 2

Even though he was declining all of the time I was very confident that we would do it if he managed to stay injury free. I was wrong as he remained injury free and failed at the death which is the annoying thing in truth. If he’d suffered an injury to end it I would’ve been fine but it’s now rather frustrating because I really felt we’d do it. He started the second season well and was well on course until he hit a little blank period which knocked us back. He produced a few good games towards the end to give us a slight chance but it was all too much in the end.

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Here he is at the end for what it’s worth.

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Anyway, I’ll be back with another attempt at some point as we’re obviously very close here. Maybe a tweak or two to the system, slightly different players or just a bit of luck and we’ll be home you’d think.

 

Thank you for reading.

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4 hours ago, Rob said:

This challenge is phenomenal. Great attempt Ian and genuinely gutted for you.

Thanks Rob, it’s was a shitter. I’ve got an idea of a slight modification to the system that I’m hoping will make us a touch more goal heavy. I’ll test that and if it seems ok I’ll have another go I think 😂

4 hours ago, Dai_ said:

That's a sickener. As you say, a bit of luck was all it needed. You'll get there, I'm sure.

Yeah, not far away at all. I’ll get there in the end hopefully.

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Great effort. 

 

28 in 22 is some going at his age and to still fall short!!! 

I'm going to have to reassess my own attempt as I thought I was a shoe in but you were ahead of me at the mid point. 

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14 minutes ago, RichD said:

Gutted for you Ian! So close as well. I’m thinking I must have got really lucky in this one😂

Such modesty 😂

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Damn it! 😠

I'm actually upset about that. That must suck the life out of you. At least I fell a few goals short and I knew it wasn't gonna happen by the last game, but to have it so close... I really feel for you (Rob too for his attempt).

But great attempt, so so close, hope you come back and get it next time.

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22 hours ago, billy2shots said:

Great effort. 

 

28 in 22 is some going at his age and to still fall short!!! 

I'm going to have to reassess my own attempt as I thought I was a shoe in but you were ahead of me at the mid point. 

Cheers Billy, it was looking very good and even with 11 games left I think we just needed 11 goals so was still looking good then. He had a little poor spell which left me thinking it was gone but then a decent few games gave me at least a chance. Think we needed four with two games to go and once he only hit one in the first game I just didn’t fancy it. Hat trick required and his condition was down so I was surprised he got two tbh. Would’ve been great if he’d got one in the last 10 minutes but just wasn’t to be.

22 hours ago, RichD said:

Gutted for you Ian! So close as well. I’m thinking I must have got really lucky in this one😂

Thanks Richard, I’ll be back with another attempt later 😂

22 hours ago, Chris said:

Such modesty 😂

Yes, his true colours are certainly coming out.

16 hours ago, Scratch said:

Damn it! 😠

I'm actually upset about that. That must suck the life out of you. At least I fell a few goals short and I knew it wasn't gonna happen by the last game, but to have it so close... I really feel for you (Rob too for his attempt).

But great attempt, so so close, hope you come back and get it next time.

Thank you Scratch, as I said above to Billy, it always looked on until the little poor spell. Perhaps that’s when some of his attributes dropped a bit to lower his output slightly but I can’t be sure as I wasn’t checking on them. The good thing is that I believe I can get this now whereas before I just didn’t see it happening. I’ll be back 😂

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Good evening,

I’ve done a lot of testing for this over the last day or so. The system I used last time was decent and could easily have got the job done I’m sure but it was based around bulk scoring, yet we weren’t as prolific as I’d have liked. I first tried a few things to try and get more out of Ronaldo as a loan striker but just couldn’t get enough goals and felt it’d just fail once he declined a touch. Anyway, I ended up trying to refine my original system in a bid to make it more goal heavy and I finally settled on something so here we are.

 

We’re in January and scoring well with a good few heavy scoring games including these below. The goals are spread around a good bit so it’s just a case of hoping Ronaldo gets the vast majority of them.

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Here is Ronaldo at this stage. He still looks decent and has 34 goals in 21 games.

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I’ll be back later with the end of season update, well if we get there that is 😂

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Good luck mate, you've got this! 

I'm still trying to get a lone striker tactic working for this challenge. Getting more annoyed by the day though and might try my all out goals tactic to see how that works out. Really just can't get Wingers working this year. Even with Ronny getting 7-12 shots per game he just isn't scoring enough for me

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1 hour ago, RichD said:

Great start Ian, some smashing big wins as well, hope he carries it on mate. Look forwards to seeing how you get on.

Thanks Richard, hopefully we can maintain this kind of form to give him a chance.

1 hour ago, Chris said:

Good luck mate, you've got this! 

I'm still trying to get a lone striker tactic working for this challenge. Getting more annoyed by the day though and might try my all out goals tactic to see how that works out. Really just can't get Wingers working this year. Even with Ronny getting 7-12 shots per game he just isn't scoring enough for me

Thank you Chris, yeah I was thinking similar and just felt the bulk goal route seemed like the best option for me in the end. Just have to see how it goes I guess.

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1 minute ago, Ian said:

Thanks Richard, hopefully we can maintain this kind of form to give him a chance.

Thank you Chris, yeah I was thinking similar and just felt the bulk goal route seemed like the best option for me in the end. Just have to see how it goes I guess.

I've got an attempt on the go atm that I'm about to post. It'll be my last attempt with a lone striker so fingers crossed.

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35 minutes ago, Chris said:

I've got an attempt on the go atm that I'm about to post. It'll be my last attempt with a lone striker so fingers crossed.

Good luck.

34 minutes ago, Rob said:

Great start Ian.

Thank you Rob.

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End of First Season Update

We’ve reached the end of the first season and the challenge is still on so here I am to let you know how it went.

 

I made very similar transfers to last time with just the wide players differing slightly. There’s some truly cracking players in this list and it is nice to use a few of them such as Pogba as it’s very rare you get the chance.

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The most hilarious game of the season was this one against Barca in the Champions League quarter final second leg. Ronaldo was tired but I decided to play him as he has a habit of performing on the big stage; it went wrong early on as they were four goals up after just half an hour so I basically gave up on the game, made a few subs and ended up winning with the last kick of the game. 😂

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We won one of the two domestic cups and ended up winning the Champions League after beating Dortmund in the final with the main man grabbing a brace of goals.

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Ronny ended up with 84 goals for the season which puts us on 50 towards the challenge. He managed 49 on my previous attempt so not much of an improvement but it felt better this time, probably due to the bulk scoring. The goals are spread around a bit throughout the team but he is still very much the main man.

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Here he is now along with my manager screenshots.

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So that brings an end to season one which went pretty well but we are still very unsure as to whether we can do this or not. 28 goals required for season two so fingers crossed.


Thank you for reading.

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End of First Season Update

We’ve reached the end of the first season and the challenge is still on so here I am to let you know how it went.

 

I made very similar transfers to last time with just the wide players differing slightly. There’s some truly cracking players in this list and it is nice to use a few of them such as Pogba as it’s very rare you get the chance.

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The most hilarious game of the season was this one against Barca in the Champions League quarter final second leg. Ronaldo was tired but I decided to play him as he has a habit of performing on the big stage; it went wrong early on as they were four goals up after just half an hour so I basically gave up on the game, made a few subs and ended up winning with the last kick of the game. 😂

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We won one of the two domestic cups and ended up winning the Champions League after beating Dortmund in the final with the main man grabbing a brace of goals.

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Ronny ended up with 84 goals for the season which puts us on 50 towards the challenge. He managed 49 on my previous attempt so not much of an improvement but it felt better this time, probably due to the bulk scoring. The goals are spread around a bit throughout the team but he is still very much the main man.

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Here he is now along with my manager screenshots.

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So that brings an end to season one which went pretty well but we are still very unsure as to whether we can do this or not. 28 goals required for season two so fingers crossed.


Thank you for reading.

Reel it in lad! 

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