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Career Geordiekrispy's Bad boys last hurrah in China


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As you may have guessed I'm going to attempt a twofer, two challenges one career.

These are challenges which it appears not many people have tried.

First up we have @danovic78 's Bad Boys from Brazil - which is a challenge based on the exploits of Romario and Edmundo at Vasco da Gama

Adding on to that challenge we have @FuddledFox's The Last Hurrah Challenge - which involves signing a 35+ player and either score or assist goals, and then trying to get them to match or better their goals (or assists) in their second season.

 

For this career I decided to venture to the land of opportunity and goals... China and the wonderful club of Shandong:

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My Brazilian Bad Boys for this challenge are:

Roger Guedes (who whilst listed as a winger is playing up front/as an IF for me);

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and my Last Hurrah players is;

Diego Tardelli (who had been at Shandong 2 seasons prior)

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Yes I had forgotten to take a screenshot until after my first Asian Champions League game... But in my defense that was like 4 days after the start of the game and I was trying to sign a better quality... team...

 

I initially wanted to try this with Kaio Jorge, but I couldn't get him a work permit in any of my practice attempts.

 

If I do really well in my first season, I might also push it out to try and get a Late Bloomer completed for Diego as well as he's only got 127 goals in his career.

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 So Season 1 is done and dusted.

After my initial scouring of the transfer market and (in)ability to get the players I wanted in due to work permits, and trying (and generally failing) to improve my backroom staff, for some reason nobody wanted to come to China... especially Prevention physios...

 

So here are my transfers in (I supposedly didn't sell anyone, but if I did it was for pittance and it wasn't as if it was any "big" names)

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Overall the season was quite frankly a goalfest as you can see by my manager profile;

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The league, champions league, CFA Cup and Club World Championship all fell to our goal scoring prowess:

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Chinese Super League

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I don't think I've ever won the league by such a large margin.

 

Chinese FA Cup

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Asian Champions League

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Club World Championship

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So the "Bad Boys from Brazil" did pretty well, with only Tardelli getting injured (albeit for 2 months with a groin strain, so there goes his "pace")

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So this is how they both looked at the end of the first season:

Diego Tardelli

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46 goals from 45 games is impressive, given that he had 2 months out too.

 

Roger Guedes

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48 goals from 53 games is even better! He's actually looking really good.

 

So that puts the my points totals as follows:

Bad Boys from Brazil: (Player goals + Points + GD) for each season

S1 - Tardelli (45) + Guedes (48) + 87 league points + 67 GD = 247 points

 

The Last Hurrah: (S1 Goals x2) + (S2 Goals x2 - S2 goals - S1 goals)

S1: 45x2 = 90 points

 

Hmm after the site being down, I'm now getting error messages when attempting to upload pics...

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Ok, so I've added the screenshots that wouldn't upload earlier.

 

And yeah the second season isn't going quite as well, but it's still early.

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Nice start from both players and particularly the older guy who has done brilliantly. I love using older players on challenges as I’m always intrigued as to how they’ll do as they decline. I don’t change any rules so to speak as it’s just; sub them off at around 75% condition (or play them the full game knowing they may well have to miss the next one) and not start them in any games if they’re ‘slightly tired’ or below 90% condition. Following those rules I haven’t noticed any extra injuries or anything like that with older players.

Anyway, great start and good luck for season two.

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So season 2 was a bit more of a struggle, not sure why exactly we seemed to be playing better.

It might be that I was trying to use more of the Chinese players, I had a couple of good midfielders and bought a couple of the best Chinese defenders and a new winger to replace an aging Brazilian.

 

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Transfers In:

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Transfers Out:

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But again it was a bit of a goalfest:

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My gpg ratio is about the same as it was in the first season, at about 3.03 (down from 3.25).

 

We didn't manage to win the CWC again, getting knocked out in the quarter final by Boca, but won the Chinese Supercup, League, CFA Cup and Asian Champions League again.

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CFA Super Cup

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Chinese Super League

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CFA Cup

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Asian Champions League

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This pretty much tells the story of my two Brazilan Bad Boys, they did "almost" as well as last year.

Roger Guedes

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42 goals from 53 isn't quite as good as last seasons total. But not too bad, I think the overall quality of the team had dropped slightly and he was having to carry the team a bit more than in the first season.

 

Diego Tardelli

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38 goals from 52 is definitely a worse season, but still pretty good for someone who seemed consistently tired, I'd dropped him down to Low training and I don't think he liked it.

Diego decided he wanted to retire at the end of the season and wouldn't be persuaded to stay on (but his goal scoring did pick up slightly).

 

So where does that put me in terms of challenge scores:

Bad Boys from Brazil: (Player goals + Points + GD) for each season

S1 - Tardelli (45) + Guedes (48) + 87 league points + 67 GD = 247 points

S2 - Tardelli (38) + Guedes (42) + 88 league points + 80 GD = 248 points (I'm surprised at my GD, the rest of the team must have picked up the slack and then some)

Total points = 495 points

 

The Last Hurrah: (S1 Goals x2) + (S2 Goals x2 - S1 goals - S2 goals)

S1: 45x2 = 90 points

S2: 38x2 = 76 - (42-38=7) = 71 points

Total points = 166 points

 

@FuddledFox can you add me to the leader board for The Last hurrah, and I'm not sure if @danovic78 is still active, but can anyone help and put me on that leader board too?

 

Overall quite an enjoyable short double challenge, the Chinese league does seem a bit like "easy mode". Yes it's annoying to get work permits, but looking at the UK, we're going to have to get used to it a bit more :P

I've got a plan for my next combo of challenges, but it'll be a bit of a longer one so I need to make sure I can actually do it as I don't want to try too much in one career!

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Great results, especially from Tardelli 👍

Love seeing you using some Chinese players, I always want to use more of the local players while managing in China (but rarely did :P)

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12 minutes ago, Kun Aguero said:

Great results, especially from Tardelli 👍

Love seeing you using some Chinese players, I always want to use more of the local players while managing in China (but rarely did :P)

Yeah I hate not having big numbers in my manager profile. But all the players I could get were foreign, so I just tried to buy in the best "local talent".

 

9 minutes ago, broodje kip said:

Impressive score Geordie. 👏

Thanks

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