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    Ian reacted to Rob in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Season 1 - Rob and England
    In true Redknapping style I cannot resist the temptation to do large squad rehauls, which is what exactly what happened.
    Aside from the main boys, my notable signings are Lt Bruno, Saul, Koke, and VVD. I am playing with one central defender, so VVD was my priority signing. It’s a shame this happened to him:

    In terms of injuries to the main boys Morgan was the only one to get a long term absence. He fractured his ribs, no doubt laughing at one of my jokes.

    We won everything except for the French Cup, with this being my favourite game:

    As for the strikers, Greenwood led the way with the other two aiding decently. My plan is to get as many from Greenwood early doors as he is the most developed and then tweak set piece takers as the seasons go by. As a plan I have no doubt it’ll fail miserably, but my main target is to just get a TT. Harvey did decent on assists.
     

    Other screenshots:
    The current standings of the warriors after one season is this:

    But let’s not forget: the players are mere babies and have yet to grow in to the beasts they can be.
    Let battle continue!

     
  2. Happy
    Ian got a reaction from Rob in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Brilliant start Rob.
  3. Happy
    Ian got a reaction from broodje kip in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Thank you Foxy, it was an unfortunate turn of events with me coming out before you in the draw but fear not I’m sure you’ll do very well with your Italians.
    Thank you Woody, your season was just as good or even maybe better considering the difference in player quality.
    Thank you Rob, haha yes most of my signings would be considered quite predictable although I did branch out a bit in going for Williams and even Havertz who I don’t usually end up going for.
    Thank you, yes he usually costs me at least £50m after a bidding war but this time the war ended early. I was in two minds as to whether to go for him or not to be honest as I had plans to go for Havertz but there should hopefully be enough game time for the both of them.
  4. Favourite
    Ian got a reaction from Foxy in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Ian - Season 1
    Good evening all,
    I bring you the results of my opening season.
     
    Transfers
    There was a decent amount of transfer action as I tried to develop a squad that would assist my warriors. Some talented players came in and I kept a few of the original squad most notably Neymar who I decided would be my first choice right winger.
     
    Team Results
    We won everything but we were anything but dominant as we were close to going out in every knockout round of the Champions League until the final that turned out to be relatively comfortable. We needed a penalty shootout to win the French Cup against a stubborn Rennes side and although the league was always going to be ours we weren’t so commanding as we dropped points in ten games.

     
    Warriors
    My boys huffed and puffed in their first season as they adapted to a new climate. There were struggles for fitness with the odd little knock suffered along the way but each of them contributed well to the cause. It was the Postman who scored the most with 31 goals and Myron and Joshua followed close by with 24 goals each so a total of 79 for the season. My assist warrior only managed 11 assists as he isn’t quite ready to produce yet so I took the slow approach with him but I think he could well end up a terrific central playmaker later on.

     
    Score
    Season 1
    Joshua Zirkzee: 24 goals in 47 games
    Romano Postema: 31 goals in 54 games
    Myron Boadu: 24 goals in 47 games
    Triple Threat: 79 goals in 148 games
    Mohamed Ihattaren: 11 assists in 34 games
     
    So that’s my first season and plenty there to build on in season 2. @Foxy will be up next with the results of his opening season with his Italian boys.
     
    Thanks for reading.
  5. Happy
    Ian got a reaction from broodje kip in The great Ander and Fabio, 1kc and 500 assist (Season 5)   
    All seems to be going to plan so far. Keep it up.
  6. Favourite
    Ian got a reaction from Foxy in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Ian - Season 1
    Good evening all,
    I bring you the results of my opening season.
     
    Transfers
    There was a decent amount of transfer action as I tried to develop a squad that would assist my warriors. Some talented players came in and I kept a few of the original squad most notably Neymar who I decided would be my first choice right winger.
     
    Team Results
    We won everything but we were anything but dominant as we were close to going out in every knockout round of the Champions League until the final that turned out to be relatively comfortable. We needed a penalty shootout to win the French Cup against a stubborn Rennes side and although the league was always going to be ours we weren’t so commanding as we dropped points in ten games.

     
    Warriors
    My boys huffed and puffed in their first season as they adapted to a new climate. There were struggles for fitness with the odd little knock suffered along the way but each of them contributed well to the cause. It was the Postman who scored the most with 31 goals and Myron and Joshua followed close by with 24 goals each so a total of 79 for the season. My assist warrior only managed 11 assists as he isn’t quite ready to produce yet so I took the slow approach with him but I think he could well end up a terrific central playmaker later on.

     
    Score
    Season 1
    Joshua Zirkzee: 24 goals in 47 games
    Romano Postema: 31 goals in 54 games
    Myron Boadu: 24 goals in 47 games
    Triple Threat: 79 goals in 148 games
    Mohamed Ihattaren: 11 assists in 34 games
     
    So that’s my first season and plenty there to build on in season 2. @Foxy will be up next with the results of his opening season with his Italian boys.
     
    Thanks for reading.
  7. Favourite
    Ian got a reaction from Foxy in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Ian - Season 1
    Good evening all,
    I bring you the results of my opening season.
     
    Transfers
    There was a decent amount of transfer action as I tried to develop a squad that would assist my warriors. Some talented players came in and I kept a few of the original squad most notably Neymar who I decided would be my first choice right winger.
     
    Team Results
    We won everything but we were anything but dominant as we were close to going out in every knockout round of the Champions League until the final that turned out to be relatively comfortable. We needed a penalty shootout to win the French Cup against a stubborn Rennes side and although the league was always going to be ours we weren’t so commanding as we dropped points in ten games.

     
    Warriors
    My boys huffed and puffed in their first season as they adapted to a new climate. There were struggles for fitness with the odd little knock suffered along the way but each of them contributed well to the cause. It was the Postman who scored the most with 31 goals and Myron and Joshua followed close by with 24 goals each so a total of 79 for the season. My assist warrior only managed 11 assists as he isn’t quite ready to produce yet so I took the slow approach with him but I think he could well end up a terrific central playmaker later on.

     
    Score
    Season 1
    Joshua Zirkzee: 24 goals in 47 games
    Romano Postema: 31 goals in 54 games
    Myron Boadu: 24 goals in 47 games
    Triple Threat: 79 goals in 148 games
    Mohamed Ihattaren: 11 assists in 34 games
     
    So that’s my first season and plenty there to build on in season 2. @Foxy will be up next with the results of his opening season with his Italian boys.
     
    Thanks for reading.
  8. Favourite
    Ian got a reaction from Foxy in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Ian - Season 1
    Good evening all,
    I bring you the results of my opening season.
     
    Transfers
    There was a decent amount of transfer action as I tried to develop a squad that would assist my warriors. Some talented players came in and I kept a few of the original squad most notably Neymar who I decided would be my first choice right winger.
     
    Team Results
    We won everything but we were anything but dominant as we were close to going out in every knockout round of the Champions League until the final that turned out to be relatively comfortable. We needed a penalty shootout to win the French Cup against a stubborn Rennes side and although the league was always going to be ours we weren’t so commanding as we dropped points in ten games.

     
    Warriors
    My boys huffed and puffed in their first season as they adapted to a new climate. There were struggles for fitness with the odd little knock suffered along the way but each of them contributed well to the cause. It was the Postman who scored the most with 31 goals and Myron and Joshua followed close by with 24 goals each so a total of 79 for the season. My assist warrior only managed 11 assists as he isn’t quite ready to produce yet so I took the slow approach with him but I think he could well end up a terrific central playmaker later on.

     
    Score
    Season 1
    Joshua Zirkzee: 24 goals in 47 games
    Romano Postema: 31 goals in 54 games
    Myron Boadu: 24 goals in 47 games
    Triple Threat: 79 goals in 148 games
    Mohamed Ihattaren: 11 assists in 34 games
     
    So that’s my first season and plenty there to build on in season 2. @Foxy will be up next with the results of his opening season with his Italian boys.
     
    Thanks for reading.
  9. Favourite
    Ian got a reaction from Titjes in Ian - La Masia Double Trouble - Season 3   
    Season 3
    We just need to keep going at this stage and hope our scoring returns keep on improving as the boys hopefully develop into fine players.
     
    Transfers
    We only brought one youngster through who looks like a decent prospect for centre midfield and possibly better than some of the original youngsters already at the club so I’ll try and give him a bit of game time over the next few years. You can see we let a couple of veterans go in Piqué and Rakitic as they’d declined horribly and a few youngsters were offloaded or loaned out but unfortunately we lost Carles Pérez to Liverpool as he wanted to leave. I had high hopes that Carles would be the main backup player to my duo but he had other ideas.
     
    Team Results
    League was comfortable with only a handful of games where we dropped points and a decent 132 goals scored. Unfortunately the mighty Juventus disguised as Zebras got us again as they ended our Champions League hopes in the quarter final with the all important winning away goal coming in the dying seconds of the return leg. We’ll get them for this later I’m sure and it’ll be sweet. No Super Cup this year either with more last minute action from our opponents Atletico Madrid who forced extra time and took over fairly quickly after centre back Cuenca got himself sent off. We did win the Spanish Cup though with as comfortable a 2-1 over Real as you’ll ever see.

     
    The Duo
    The dynamic duo went big early on with a nice combined five goal haul in a 9-1 victory over Getafe so things were looking good.

     
    Fati then pulled up a week later with a twisted ankle which would keep him out for a month.

     
    He got back up to speed quickly enough after his injury and there were a few more good moments for our duo throughout the season.

     
    So things were looking good and then Fati tore his hamstring in training at the beginning of April which would be the end of his season, hopefully that won’t become a recurring injury.

     
    Ansu Fati
    He’s showing signs that he’ll develop into a great player and as I keep mentioning his stamina could be important so nice to see that on the rise. Anyway, he ended up with 28 goals this season which I’m happy with considering his injuries. Just before his injury I put him on penalties and all free kicks in an attempt to get him on the race to 100 goals leaderboard which seemed like it’d be comfortable but that injury has thrown that up in the air. We still have a decent shot though with him needing 16 goals before the end of October next season when he turns 20 so we’ll have a go.


     
    Abel Ruiz
    Abel put up an improved return with 44 goals in 50 games so a step closer to the 50 goal mark which is a decent target at this stage. My system isn’t perfect I know and I’m sure it can be improved but I’m confident that if we can keep a decent level of domination over the other teams particularly in the league with a high amount of team goals we can get the job done providing we can keep the two players happy that is. Of course a lot will depend on what happens when we have to transition the next generation of youngsters into the fold so we’ll see how that goes over the next few years I guess.


     
    Challenge Score

    Season 01
    Ansu Fati: 40 games, 24 goals and 22 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 41 games, 33 goals and 9 assists
    Combined Total: 81 games, 57 goals and 31 assists
     
    Season 02
    Ansu Fati: 44 games, 32 goals and 19 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 51 games, 36 goals and 16 assists
    Combined Total: 95 games, 68 goals and 35 assists
     
    Season 03
    Ansu Fati: 31 games, 28 goals and 18 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 50 games, 44 goals and 20 assists
    Combined Total: 81 games, 72 goals and 38 assists
     
    Grand Total: 257 games, 197 goals and 104 assists
     
     
    Thanks for reading.
  10. Favourite
    Ian got a reaction from Titjes in Ian - La Masia Double Trouble - Season 3   
    Season 3
    We just need to keep going at this stage and hope our scoring returns keep on improving as the boys hopefully develop into fine players.
     
    Transfers
    We only brought one youngster through who looks like a decent prospect for centre midfield and possibly better than some of the original youngsters already at the club so I’ll try and give him a bit of game time over the next few years. You can see we let a couple of veterans go in Piqué and Rakitic as they’d declined horribly and a few youngsters were offloaded or loaned out but unfortunately we lost Carles Pérez to Liverpool as he wanted to leave. I had high hopes that Carles would be the main backup player to my duo but he had other ideas.
     
    Team Results
    League was comfortable with only a handful of games where we dropped points and a decent 132 goals scored. Unfortunately the mighty Juventus disguised as Zebras got us again as they ended our Champions League hopes in the quarter final with the all important winning away goal coming in the dying seconds of the return leg. We’ll get them for this later I’m sure and it’ll be sweet. No Super Cup this year either with more last minute action from our opponents Atletico Madrid who forced extra time and took over fairly quickly after centre back Cuenca got himself sent off. We did win the Spanish Cup though with as comfortable a 2-1 over Real as you’ll ever see.

     
    The Duo
    The dynamic duo went big early on with a nice combined five goal haul in a 9-1 victory over Getafe so things were looking good.

     
    Fati then pulled up a week later with a twisted ankle which would keep him out for a month.

     
    He got back up to speed quickly enough after his injury and there were a few more good moments for our duo throughout the season.

     
    So things were looking good and then Fati tore his hamstring in training at the beginning of April which would be the end of his season, hopefully that won’t become a recurring injury.

     
    Ansu Fati
    He’s showing signs that he’ll develop into a great player and as I keep mentioning his stamina could be important so nice to see that on the rise. Anyway, he ended up with 28 goals this season which I’m happy with considering his injuries. Just before his injury I put him on penalties and all free kicks in an attempt to get him on the race to 100 goals leaderboard which seemed like it’d be comfortable but that injury has thrown that up in the air. We still have a decent shot though with him needing 16 goals before the end of October next season when he turns 20 so we’ll have a go.


     
    Abel Ruiz
    Abel put up an improved return with 44 goals in 50 games so a step closer to the 50 goal mark which is a decent target at this stage. My system isn’t perfect I know and I’m sure it can be improved but I’m confident that if we can keep a decent level of domination over the other teams particularly in the league with a high amount of team goals we can get the job done providing we can keep the two players happy that is. Of course a lot will depend on what happens when we have to transition the next generation of youngsters into the fold so we’ll see how that goes over the next few years I guess.


     
    Challenge Score

    Season 01
    Ansu Fati: 40 games, 24 goals and 22 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 41 games, 33 goals and 9 assists
    Combined Total: 81 games, 57 goals and 31 assists
     
    Season 02
    Ansu Fati: 44 games, 32 goals and 19 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 51 games, 36 goals and 16 assists
    Combined Total: 95 games, 68 goals and 35 assists
     
    Season 03
    Ansu Fati: 31 games, 28 goals and 18 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 50 games, 44 goals and 20 assists
    Combined Total: 81 games, 72 goals and 38 assists
     
    Grand Total: 257 games, 197 goals and 104 assists
     
     
    Thanks for reading.
  11. Favourite
    Ian got a reaction from Titjes in Ian - La Masia Double Trouble - Season 3   
    Season 3
    We just need to keep going at this stage and hope our scoring returns keep on improving as the boys hopefully develop into fine players.
     
    Transfers
    We only brought one youngster through who looks like a decent prospect for centre midfield and possibly better than some of the original youngsters already at the club so I’ll try and give him a bit of game time over the next few years. You can see we let a couple of veterans go in Piqué and Rakitic as they’d declined horribly and a few youngsters were offloaded or loaned out but unfortunately we lost Carles Pérez to Liverpool as he wanted to leave. I had high hopes that Carles would be the main backup player to my duo but he had other ideas.
     
    Team Results
    League was comfortable with only a handful of games where we dropped points and a decent 132 goals scored. Unfortunately the mighty Juventus disguised as Zebras got us again as they ended our Champions League hopes in the quarter final with the all important winning away goal coming in the dying seconds of the return leg. We’ll get them for this later I’m sure and it’ll be sweet. No Super Cup this year either with more last minute action from our opponents Atletico Madrid who forced extra time and took over fairly quickly after centre back Cuenca got himself sent off. We did win the Spanish Cup though with as comfortable a 2-1 over Real as you’ll ever see.

     
    The Duo
    The dynamic duo went big early on with a nice combined five goal haul in a 9-1 victory over Getafe so things were looking good.

     
    Fati then pulled up a week later with a twisted ankle which would keep him out for a month.

     
    He got back up to speed quickly enough after his injury and there were a few more good moments for our duo throughout the season.

     
    So things were looking good and then Fati tore his hamstring in training at the beginning of April which would be the end of his season, hopefully that won’t become a recurring injury.

     
    Ansu Fati
    He’s showing signs that he’ll develop into a great player and as I keep mentioning his stamina could be important so nice to see that on the rise. Anyway, he ended up with 28 goals this season which I’m happy with considering his injuries. Just before his injury I put him on penalties and all free kicks in an attempt to get him on the race to 100 goals leaderboard which seemed like it’d be comfortable but that injury has thrown that up in the air. We still have a decent shot though with him needing 16 goals before the end of October next season when he turns 20 so we’ll have a go.


     
    Abel Ruiz
    Abel put up an improved return with 44 goals in 50 games so a step closer to the 50 goal mark which is a decent target at this stage. My system isn’t perfect I know and I’m sure it can be improved but I’m confident that if we can keep a decent level of domination over the other teams particularly in the league with a high amount of team goals we can get the job done providing we can keep the two players happy that is. Of course a lot will depend on what happens when we have to transition the next generation of youngsters into the fold so we’ll see how that goes over the next few years I guess.


     
    Challenge Score

    Season 01
    Ansu Fati: 40 games, 24 goals and 22 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 41 games, 33 goals and 9 assists
    Combined Total: 81 games, 57 goals and 31 assists
     
    Season 02
    Ansu Fati: 44 games, 32 goals and 19 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 51 games, 36 goals and 16 assists
    Combined Total: 95 games, 68 goals and 35 assists
     
    Season 03
    Ansu Fati: 31 games, 28 goals and 18 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 50 games, 44 goals and 20 assists
    Combined Total: 81 games, 72 goals and 38 assists
     
    Grand Total: 257 games, 197 goals and 104 assists
     
     
    Thanks for reading.
  12. Favourite
    Ian got a reaction from Titjes in Ian - La Masia Double Trouble - Season 3   
    Season 3
    We just need to keep going at this stage and hope our scoring returns keep on improving as the boys hopefully develop into fine players.
     
    Transfers
    We only brought one youngster through who looks like a decent prospect for centre midfield and possibly better than some of the original youngsters already at the club so I’ll try and give him a bit of game time over the next few years. You can see we let a couple of veterans go in Piqué and Rakitic as they’d declined horribly and a few youngsters were offloaded or loaned out but unfortunately we lost Carles Pérez to Liverpool as he wanted to leave. I had high hopes that Carles would be the main backup player to my duo but he had other ideas.
     
    Team Results
    League was comfortable with only a handful of games where we dropped points and a decent 132 goals scored. Unfortunately the mighty Juventus disguised as Zebras got us again as they ended our Champions League hopes in the quarter final with the all important winning away goal coming in the dying seconds of the return leg. We’ll get them for this later I’m sure and it’ll be sweet. No Super Cup this year either with more last minute action from our opponents Atletico Madrid who forced extra time and took over fairly quickly after centre back Cuenca got himself sent off. We did win the Spanish Cup though with as comfortable a 2-1 over Real as you’ll ever see.

     
    The Duo
    The dynamic duo went big early on with a nice combined five goal haul in a 9-1 victory over Getafe so things were looking good.

     
    Fati then pulled up a week later with a twisted ankle which would keep him out for a month.

     
    He got back up to speed quickly enough after his injury and there were a few more good moments for our duo throughout the season.

     
    So things were looking good and then Fati tore his hamstring in training at the beginning of April which would be the end of his season, hopefully that won’t become a recurring injury.

     
    Ansu Fati
    He’s showing signs that he’ll develop into a great player and as I keep mentioning his stamina could be important so nice to see that on the rise. Anyway, he ended up with 28 goals this season which I’m happy with considering his injuries. Just before his injury I put him on penalties and all free kicks in an attempt to get him on the race to 100 goals leaderboard which seemed like it’d be comfortable but that injury has thrown that up in the air. We still have a decent shot though with him needing 16 goals before the end of October next season when he turns 20 so we’ll have a go.


     
    Abel Ruiz
    Abel put up an improved return with 44 goals in 50 games so a step closer to the 50 goal mark which is a decent target at this stage. My system isn’t perfect I know and I’m sure it can be improved but I’m confident that if we can keep a decent level of domination over the other teams particularly in the league with a high amount of team goals we can get the job done providing we can keep the two players happy that is. Of course a lot will depend on what happens when we have to transition the next generation of youngsters into the fold so we’ll see how that goes over the next few years I guess.


     
    Challenge Score

    Season 01
    Ansu Fati: 40 games, 24 goals and 22 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 41 games, 33 goals and 9 assists
    Combined Total: 81 games, 57 goals and 31 assists
     
    Season 02
    Ansu Fati: 44 games, 32 goals and 19 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 51 games, 36 goals and 16 assists
    Combined Total: 95 games, 68 goals and 35 assists
     
    Season 03
    Ansu Fati: 31 games, 28 goals and 18 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 50 games, 44 goals and 20 assists
    Combined Total: 81 games, 72 goals and 38 assists
     
    Grand Total: 257 games, 197 goals and 104 assists
     
     
    Thanks for reading.
  13. Favourite
    Ian got a reaction from Titjes in Ian - La Masia Double Trouble - Season 3   
    Season 3
    We just need to keep going at this stage and hope our scoring returns keep on improving as the boys hopefully develop into fine players.
     
    Transfers
    We only brought one youngster through who looks like a decent prospect for centre midfield and possibly better than some of the original youngsters already at the club so I’ll try and give him a bit of game time over the next few years. You can see we let a couple of veterans go in Piqué and Rakitic as they’d declined horribly and a few youngsters were offloaded or loaned out but unfortunately we lost Carles Pérez to Liverpool as he wanted to leave. I had high hopes that Carles would be the main backup player to my duo but he had other ideas.
     
    Team Results
    League was comfortable with only a handful of games where we dropped points and a decent 132 goals scored. Unfortunately the mighty Juventus disguised as Zebras got us again as they ended our Champions League hopes in the quarter final with the all important winning away goal coming in the dying seconds of the return leg. We’ll get them for this later I’m sure and it’ll be sweet. No Super Cup this year either with more last minute action from our opponents Atletico Madrid who forced extra time and took over fairly quickly after centre back Cuenca got himself sent off. We did win the Spanish Cup though with as comfortable a 2-1 over Real as you’ll ever see.

     
    The Duo
    The dynamic duo went big early on with a nice combined five goal haul in a 9-1 victory over Getafe so things were looking good.

     
    Fati then pulled up a week later with a twisted ankle which would keep him out for a month.

     
    He got back up to speed quickly enough after his injury and there were a few more good moments for our duo throughout the season.

     
    So things were looking good and then Fati tore his hamstring in training at the beginning of April which would be the end of his season, hopefully that won’t become a recurring injury.

     
    Ansu Fati
    He’s showing signs that he’ll develop into a great player and as I keep mentioning his stamina could be important so nice to see that on the rise. Anyway, he ended up with 28 goals this season which I’m happy with considering his injuries. Just before his injury I put him on penalties and all free kicks in an attempt to get him on the race to 100 goals leaderboard which seemed like it’d be comfortable but that injury has thrown that up in the air. We still have a decent shot though with him needing 16 goals before the end of October next season when he turns 20 so we’ll have a go.


     
    Abel Ruiz
    Abel put up an improved return with 44 goals in 50 games so a step closer to the 50 goal mark which is a decent target at this stage. My system isn’t perfect I know and I’m sure it can be improved but I’m confident that if we can keep a decent level of domination over the other teams particularly in the league with a high amount of team goals we can get the job done providing we can keep the two players happy that is. Of course a lot will depend on what happens when we have to transition the next generation of youngsters into the fold so we’ll see how that goes over the next few years I guess.


     
    Challenge Score

    Season 01
    Ansu Fati: 40 games, 24 goals and 22 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 41 games, 33 goals and 9 assists
    Combined Total: 81 games, 57 goals and 31 assists
     
    Season 02
    Ansu Fati: 44 games, 32 goals and 19 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 51 games, 36 goals and 16 assists
    Combined Total: 95 games, 68 goals and 35 assists
     
    Season 03
    Ansu Fati: 31 games, 28 goals and 18 assists
    Abel Ruiz: 50 games, 44 goals and 20 assists
    Combined Total: 81 games, 72 goals and 38 assists
     
    Grand Total: 257 games, 197 goals and 104 assists
     
     
    Thanks for reading.
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    Ian got a reaction from Kanegan in Final attempt - Liverpool Front Three   
    Some good quality front three action going on there. Well done. 
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    Ian got a reaction from Rob in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Good afternoon vibe,
    Here I am to reveal my choice of nation and players that are hopefully going to power in the goals for myself in this battle of the warriors. I went with Holland as my nation and the players I’ve chosen won’t need much introduction as I’ve gone for quality although I’ve never used any of the players previously so I’m intrigued as to how they will all develop later on if it all goes to plan.
    Here are my chosen challengers.
     
    Scorers
     
    Joshua Zirkzee
    A truly great youngster with plenty of promise and my plan is for him to be the central striker as the main man.

     
    Romano Postema
    Judging by his lower value the weakest player of my challengers but I have high hopes for him. I’ve given him the nickname of ‘The Postman’ so hopefully he’ll deliver lots of goals. I intend to play him just off centre to either the right or left as like the next player I shall reveal he’s either footed which gives us plenty of options.

     
    Myron Boadu
    A winger striker type who will mostly play as a pushed up inside forward and hopefully contribute plenty of goals. Again like the postman he’s either footed and could play at either FL/FR or even CF so plenty of options if we decide to dabble.

     
    Assister
     
    Mohamed Ihattaren
    Another promising looking youngster who looks like he’ll develop into a fine playmaker. I intend to play him on the left wing initially but he may well end up as a central midfield playmaker later on although I’ve actually signed Havertz for that role so we’ll see how it goes I guess. Anyway, his playmaking skill should come in useful even if he ends up as a full time winger you’d think.

     
    So those are my chosen challengers and now I best make a start.
     
    Thanks for reading.
     
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    Ian reacted to Woody in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Welcome peasants.
    I am the self proclaimed weaker member of the Warriors Four, but don't let my small mindedness fool you as i have bundles of vigur and determination.
    There have been many cities pillaged under my various regimes over the years and i hope to bring that experience to the warriors table.
    To help me on my journey i have four faithfull Padres.
    To the mere one cell morsels out there these gringo's may not look like much but are more than a match on their day.
    As you well may know by now my followers are of Spanish heritage from the darkest depths of Spains footballing underworld.
    Presenting....
    My 3 strikers:

    Don't let their lack of value fool you.
     
    To help the 3 on their way i have chosen a man well versed in the supply and demand department, he is:....

    There we have it, a four to be reckoned with.
    I bid you good day 😏
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    Ian reacted to Foxy in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    I had decided which nations warriors would be representing the nation of Foxlandia and so Harry the Hairy Herald was sent forth to gather them to the cause.
    Harry approached the walls of the mighty city of Amsterdam and cleared his throat.
    People of Holland I come to gather your four greatest warriors to the Foxlandia cause. Send them forth and together will bring great glory to our nations.
    *silence*
    Then from the walls flew a single cog, straight and true it hit Harry right on top of his yud!
    The people of Holland want nothing to do with Foxlandia or your leader Fuddled “Foxy” Fox. His defeat in the VWC brought great shame upon the Dutch people and we reject his request for our best warriors and instead we will offer our help to the mighty @Ian.
    Then the gates of Amsterdam were flung open and the angry mob flew out.

    It was all Harry could do to get away and he never stopped riding until he came to the walls of Milan.
    People of Milan I request sanctuary from the Dutch and my master would request your greatest warriors to the Foxlandia cause....and a lasagne wouldn’t go  amiss either.
    The gates opened and out strolled the three colossus of Milan.
    Two were clearly goal machines.

    And one looked like he could assist once he had grown a bit more.

     
    This is all we can offer you Harry now leave our lands and don’t return until those three are legends.
    Harry and the trio rode north and then west and came to the principality of Monaco. As he rode past worried he had only gathered three warriors to the cause a young man appeared.
    I hear you require warriors who know where the back of the net is.
    With relief Harry had found a fourth warrior to the cause.

    Harry knew he had done well to get out of Holland with his life and he had done even better with the warriors he had gathered to the cause as they looked like they could fulfil his masters dreams of a triple 1kc. 
    Let battle commence!
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    Ian reacted to Rob in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    I was going to post, but then I found the world’s greatest poet - St Edgar Cumberstein - who wrote this poem for us.

    (Photo of Durdle Door, where you can clearly see the stone missing from which a warrior was chiselled from)
    On the bright Dorset coast myths and legends are born, 
    From mother nature’s hands a warrior was sworn,
    Chiselled by the stone of the famed Durdle Door,
    Was the form of a legend not witnessed before, 
    Rob was his name, followed by a terrifying tribe,
    Who marched by his side as he stormed towards Vibe,
    Where he would face Foxy’s masses, challenge Ian’s orange position,
    And fight Woody’s army: the Spanish Inquisition,
    ‘But who is the tribe?’ this here poet hears you ask,
    Four feared English fighters are charged with the task,
    Blessed with great hair, Harvey Elliot shall assist, 
    Three striking attackers who Rob did enlist,
    Morgan Rogers is battle-ready and bred from the Mancs,
    Joined by his neighbour, Mason Greenwood, who is built like a tank,
    From the lineage of Dembeles Karamoko competes in this war,
    Firing their way to the goal where they’ll continue to score,
    As Rob and his tribe powerfully march forth,
    Beyond the horizon Foxy comes from the North, 
    Then from the West the scent of Woody appears,
    Heard from the East Ian’s battlecry meets  ears,
    Cultivated from the compass of conflict, picked from posturing pretence,
    These warriors shall meet so let battle commence!
     
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    Ian reacted to Foxy in Vibe World Cup 2020: The Final Results   
    Welcome to the Vibe World Cup Final 2020.
    It is a gloriously sunny afternoon here in Cheltenhamshire for this eagerly anticipated clash between the Dutch Dynamos and the Parmo Army and by the end of the day one team will be crowned VWC champions 2020 along with someone also taking home the Golden Mobile trophy for the competitions highest points scorer.
    This is an event that is starting to build up a history so before the final let’s remind ourselves of the previous winners.
    VWC 2018 - Link
    🥇- Wales - @Taff and @Nucleus
    🥈 - England - @Rob and @Woody
    🥉 - Benelux - @PriZe and @Titjes
    Golden Mobile - @PriZe
    VWC 2019 - Link
    🥇- Scotland - @samhardy and @Ian
    🥈- Japan - @Ashez and @Foxy
    🥉- England - @Rob and @Woody
    Golden Mobile - @Foxy
    The Final The third place playoff wasn’t necessarily high on quality play but it certainly had drama as England took the 🥉 medal thanks to @broodje kip not following the rules regarding nationalities he could use.
    Luckily in the final there was no such problems and it was a straight fight of who could amass the most points and take home the trophy.
    Netherlands - @Foxy
    The only league of choice for Player 2’s in this event was Portugal it seems as all four of us played in that league, I was the only one to go with Benfica though as I didn’t fancy my chances of winning either European Trophy so I simply thought I would get rid of the best squad in the league.
    This was my teams.
    I won the league but it was close as it went to the final game of the season between myself and Porto although we did have a 3 point cushion going into that game so it wasn’t too nervous. I dropped a lot of league points though which I made up for a bit with my +50 GD to give me...
    128pts from the league stage.
    I made both domestic cup finals winning the League cup which gave me an extra 20pts
    My aim was to finish 3rd in my CL group and going into the EL which I did but I only managed the Quarter Finals before Lazio dumped me out.

     
    This gives me a total of 148pts but I still have my bonus points from pairs that scored 20+ goals.
    I managed to get all 4 of my attacking pairs to score 20 or more which gave me an extra 40pts on my total.
    This gave me a final points total of...
    188pts
    The North East - @samhardy
    We saw @Kanegan struggle in the bronze match and get sacked as PSG manager and that was the same club choice that “big” samhardy made as well. He will need to do better than Kane though other wise this final will be as good as over.
    The Seaham Space Cowboy went with these players.
    I am already on the back foot as Sam won the league with a hefty 87pts and 42 GD giving him an initial 129pts and a 1pt lead over my score at the same stage.

    Just like me Sam never did anything in Europe so it is down to domestic cups and pairs goals to see who has a half time lead.
    More good news for the North East as the French Cup was collected and 20pts along with it.


    The difference maker was that Sam could only get three pairs to 20+ goals.
    This gave Sam an extra 30pts onto his total and means he scored....
    179pts
    At the half way point it is very close as the Dutch go in with a 9pt lead in the match.
    Netherlands 188pts - The North East 179pts
    The North East - @smoggy90
    This is a chance for Smoggy to put some pressure on now as a good score will leave the Dutch chasing for the title.
    Smoggy went with Sporting Lisbon and had these pairs and I do think the inclusion of Jack Rodwell was a real slap in the face for his Mackem team mate.
    The Teeside Terror was straight at it as well with a magnificent league performance losing just once and only having 5 draws. The 89pts coupled with the +54GD gave him an initial score of 143pts.

    The points kept coming as well as he won the League Cup to add another 20pts but despite a good run to the Semi Finals that was as good as it got in Europe.

     
    Still that gives Smoggy a score of 163pts before his pairs goal points are added.
    Smoggy was clever in his team building and managed to get an incredible 5 pairs to score 20 or more goals adding a further 50pts.
    This gives Smoggy a final total of...
    213pts
    The North East score 392pts and lead by 204pts
    Netherlands - @BatiGoal
    That means Bati needs to score 204pts to force a penalty shootout and 205pts for the title.
    It is a big ask but the Bangkok Goal Machine has been on fire throughout the whole tournament and even with his history in finals who would back against him at this stage?
    I thought Bati might travel back to his native Holland for this challenge but clearly his banishment from that country isn’t over yet so he took charge of Brondby in Denmark.
    This was the squad he put together.
    Winning the league was a must in this challenge and Bati duly delivered. He had 83pts and a 31 GD giving him 114pts at this stage.

     
    That low GD total is looking like it will make things a bit tricky as he needs to find at least 90pts from somewhere to force a penalty shootout. That isn’t impossible though if he could win the cups and get 5 pairs over 20 goals.
    That just leaves the Golden Mobile Award to hand out.
    That brings this years VWC to a close so thank you to everyone who took part as I think you all contributed to a fun event and thank you to everyone who has followed along.
    See you all next year.
     
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    Ian got a reaction from Rob in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Good afternoon vibe,
    Here I am to reveal my choice of nation and players that are hopefully going to power in the goals for myself in this battle of the warriors. I went with Holland as my nation and the players I’ve chosen won’t need much introduction as I’ve gone for quality although I’ve never used any of the players previously so I’m intrigued as to how they will all develop later on if it all goes to plan.
    Here are my chosen challengers.
     
    Scorers
     
    Joshua Zirkzee
    A truly great youngster with plenty of promise and my plan is for him to be the central striker as the main man.

     
    Romano Postema
    Judging by his lower value the weakest player of my challengers but I have high hopes for him. I’ve given him the nickname of ‘The Postman’ so hopefully he’ll deliver lots of goals. I intend to play him just off centre to either the right or left as like the next player I shall reveal he’s either footed which gives us plenty of options.

     
    Myron Boadu
    A winger striker type who will mostly play as a pushed up inside forward and hopefully contribute plenty of goals. Again like the postman he’s either footed and could play at either FL/FR or even CF so plenty of options if we decide to dabble.

     
    Assister
     
    Mohamed Ihattaren
    Another promising looking youngster who looks like he’ll develop into a fine playmaker. I intend to play him on the left wing initially but he may well end up as a central midfield playmaker later on although I’ve actually signed Havertz for that role so we’ll see how it goes I guess. Anyway, his playmaking skill should come in useful even if he ends up as a full time winger you’d think.

     
    So those are my chosen challengers and now I best make a start.
     
    Thanks for reading.
     
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    Ian got a reaction from gunnersaur in Gunnersaur Does- The Liverpool Front 3 Challenge   
    Nice attempt there, well done.
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    Ian got a reaction from gunnersaur in Ian - La Masia Double Trouble - Season 3   
    @broodje kip, @Rob, @gunnersaur, @smoggy90 & @Kanegan
    Thank you all for the comments, much appreciated.
    @shosky, Thank you and I also thought Ruiz would get more or at least much more than Fati did. Hopefully he can get himself up to around 50 mark soon.
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    Ian got a reaction from Rob in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Good afternoon vibe,
    Here I am to reveal my choice of nation and players that are hopefully going to power in the goals for myself in this battle of the warriors. I went with Holland as my nation and the players I’ve chosen won’t need much introduction as I’ve gone for quality although I’ve never used any of the players previously so I’m intrigued as to how they will all develop later on if it all goes to plan.
    Here are my chosen challengers.
     
    Scorers
     
    Joshua Zirkzee
    A truly great youngster with plenty of promise and my plan is for him to be the central striker as the main man.

     
    Romano Postema
    Judging by his lower value the weakest player of my challengers but I have high hopes for him. I’ve given him the nickname of ‘The Postman’ so hopefully he’ll deliver lots of goals. I intend to play him just off centre to either the right or left as like the next player I shall reveal he’s either footed which gives us plenty of options.

     
    Myron Boadu
    A winger striker type who will mostly play as a pushed up inside forward and hopefully contribute plenty of goals. Again like the postman he’s either footed and could play at either FL/FR or even CF so plenty of options if we decide to dabble.

     
    Assister
     
    Mohamed Ihattaren
    Another promising looking youngster who looks like he’ll develop into a fine playmaker. I intend to play him on the left wing initially but he may well end up as a central midfield playmaker later on although I’ve actually signed Havertz for that role so we’ll see how it goes I guess. Anyway, his playmaking skill should come in useful even if he ends up as a full time winger you’d think.

     
    So those are my chosen challengers and now I best make a start.
     
    Thanks for reading.
     
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    Ian got a reaction from Rob in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    Good afternoon vibe,
    Here I am to reveal my choice of nation and players that are hopefully going to power in the goals for myself in this battle of the warriors. I went with Holland as my nation and the players I’ve chosen won’t need much introduction as I’ve gone for quality although I’ve never used any of the players previously so I’m intrigued as to how they will all develop later on if it all goes to plan.
    Here are my chosen challengers.
     
    Scorers
     
    Joshua Zirkzee
    A truly great youngster with plenty of promise and my plan is for him to be the central striker as the main man.

     
    Romano Postema
    Judging by his lower value the weakest player of my challengers but I have high hopes for him. I’ve given him the nickname of ‘The Postman’ so hopefully he’ll deliver lots of goals. I intend to play him just off centre to either the right or left as like the next player I shall reveal he’s either footed which gives us plenty of options.

     
    Myron Boadu
    A winger striker type who will mostly play as a pushed up inside forward and hopefully contribute plenty of goals. Again like the postman he’s either footed and could play at either FL/FR or even CF so plenty of options if we decide to dabble.

     
    Assister
     
    Mohamed Ihattaren
    Another promising looking youngster who looks like he’ll develop into a fine playmaker. I intend to play him on the left wing initially but he may well end up as a central midfield playmaker later on although I’ve actually signed Havertz for that role so we’ll see how it goes I guess. Anyway, his playmaking skill should come in useful even if he ends up as a full time winger you’d think.

     
    So those are my chosen challengers and now I best make a start.
     
    Thanks for reading.
     
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    Ian reacted to Rob in The Warriors: The Battle for Goals Begins   
    In a world of mere humans four warriors stand tall.  Heroes, legends, myths... they are icons... at least in their own mind. In this career they shall do battle in a head to head to head to head.
    @Foxy is known in some quarters as the Gloucestershire Gladiator, but to most he is known as the Gloucestershire Gardener. Wielding a pitchfork like a sword and hoisting a lawnmower like a mechanical shield he is a force to be reckoned with. On day release from Foxlandia he will be a beast in battle.
    Residing from Seahouses, Britain’s answer to Aquaman is @Ian. When he isn’t busy lifting boats over his head like Vibe’s own Eddie Hall he is dismantling leaderboards like the incessant sadist that he is. His eye for detail and the power inherited by a force known as ‘George the Gorilla’ means he will blast his way through the competition.
    Carved from the chalk cliffs of Dorset is a man known as @Rob. Armed with the ear-piercing shrieks of a baby to disable his opponents he can take on the best. Plus he has done about 378 careers with club selected, which helps. Vibe’s reigning Olympian will be a challenge to all.
    @Woody has the best weapon of all in the battle: the Pecker. This weapon can do all manner of damage and cannot he underestimated in its impact. His appetite for testing (if quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?) means he will formulise a strategy to peck the others in to submission.  A legend amongst all.
    Those are the competitors, but what’s the challenge?
    It’s simple: all four warriors will take the reigns at PSG. Each will then select a nation. From this nation they must select three strikers and one assister and sign them (other transfers are also allowed).  
    The aim is to complete a TT and as many DTs and 1ks as possible amongst the strikers, along with racking up as many assists for the assister as they can. Goals from international management will count, as per the 1k/DT/TT rules; assists won’t.
    A lottery has been made: Woody will pick his nation first, followed by Ian, then Foxy, with Rob picking up the rear.
    There it is: the rules of combat are set. Let battle commence. 
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