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    Ashez reacted to Woody in Every Threesome Needs a Woody - The CCW1KC - S10   
    MY FINAL SEASON
    As i post this 'my final update' i'm feeling a little deflated but also having a huge sense of accomplishment.
    Before i get into why let me firstly show who my final convert would be.
    Please welcome....

    Iwobi is a player i had my eye on since my 2nd go but for some reason i shyed away.
    He was 31 when i eventually decided to take the plunge.
    COMPETITIONS.

    I gave myself a little challenge this season to try and get that 100 goal difference and i was soo close. Pleased with the unbeaten season though.
     

    A superb win over the Brazilians which really should of heralded more goals.
     

    Braga are a bit of a bogie side for me so winning the Final against them was good.
     

    A close game here that needed a penalty shootout for us to win.
     

    A strange game against the a Turks having been 3 up we let claw it back in side a suicidal 9 mins.
     

    I just wish we were more clinical here.😐
     
    The champions Cup run ended at the semi-final stage as a solid home win over Juve looked like we would go through but some how we just couldnt score in the away leg and Juve managed 2.



    Overall i'm pleased with my trophy haul.
    THE MAN
    So back to Iwobi...i'm glad i chose him but i wish i had done it sooner as his age was a concern but i went for it anyway.
    A solid start to the season saw him amass 56 by Jan 1st and i honestly thought he is on for a 100 finish here or as close as i can get.
    To be honest i just wanted to beat my best total of 92.
    Unfortunately a lull at the end of the season and his flat out refusal to retrain meant he could only reach 81!!
    I was gutted.

    Those assists too....i have to say one thing i have noticed team work in a striker has no bearing on his amount of goals scored imo. That is in my tactic anyway. 😕
     
    FINAL WORDS
    It has been an absolute pleasure to have been asked by @Rob2017 & @Foxy to take part in this challenge. I was by no means anywhere near as good on the EME as these two but i've found myself pushed and i was able to create something that has done reasonably well.
    Thanks to everyone who has commented it has helped my new found love for the EME and im going to be pushing on with it more in 19 and hopefully doing more complex challenges.
    😉

    !!BRING IT HOME ROB!!
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    Ashez reacted to Foxy in FMM 18: The Vibe Shield   
    Get in! Looks like my FMM holiday is postponed for another week.
    @Rob2017 you did so well getting all that money for your players as I couldn't give a few of the Milan players away.
    I thought that cup lose was going to do for me tbh the way it was going so I'm glad my more balanced tactics got me over the line in the end.
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    Ashez reacted to PriZe in FMM 18: The Vibe Shield   
    The Vibe Shield Semi-Final @Foxy vs @Rob2017 Result
    Welcome all to the first Semi-Final result reveal!  Both Foxy and Rob went to the beautiful city of Milan to try and bring them back to glory.
    Transfers
    If it comes down to managing your wallet then this round would have been won by Foxy as he just spend 190 compaired to Rob who really through around his weight with a spend of 372 mil   Is this a sign of further results? Did Foxy go for mediocre players? And as you can expect with the difference in the spent money they didn't have one player in common  
    The Cup's
    Cups cups cups, who doesn't like a good Cup drama? One mistake and your out, and drop out to early, and you might see your competitor run away with a nice point advantage. So let's see if our modest spender (are you Dutch Foxy? Sitting on your money) made Milan proud?
    The Italian Cup
    And the simple answer is ... 

    NO as Foxy brought Milan all the way too the final, but loses it in the 120th minute... Yes... he lost the game in the last minute of the game... I can only imagine it being as gutting as getting a 1000 yard screamer from KDB ( @Ashez)  against and lose your H2H   
    The big question, could Rob take advantage of this laps in performance?

    Well that's a clear awnser, YES, money buys results apparently.
    So after the first cup Rob has a small lead over Foxy.
    Italian Cup points
    Foxy: 9 points
    Rob2017: 12 points
    The Euro Cup
    Nobody screwed up here in the group phase (yeah, i'm surprised as well  ) and both reached the final! And allthough i asked Foxy for his save i couldn't find anything wrong with his result. But seriously, who knew this club? And they are in the final?  

    Anyways Foxy managed to win the Euro cup game (just) against a club i still find hard to believe they exist. Now allll the pressure is at Rob. Can he hold on too his lead?

    Yeah he can, although he had a rough start. Luckily Messi Jr scores in the 92th minute to give Rob full points!
    Euro Cup points
    Foxy: 24 points
    Rob2017: 24 points
    Foxy 33 points vs Rob 36 points giving Rob a lead of just 3 points!
    The League
    The all important league! If you do it right the basis of your win lies here! So let's see how big spender Rob did?

    Well this is like Real Madrid back in the day, spending money doesn't bring you results  Coming in 2nd in the league, and seriously what's up with the 85 goals against Rob?  That being said Rob managed to get 110 points from the league.
    Over to our resident Fox! Can he do better? Or is he going to lose with just 3,2 or 1 point difference
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Boom Foxy doesn;t take any prisoners! Winning the league and having a substantial goal difference Foxy nets himself a nice 144 points! Blowing Rob out of the water Who says you need to spend money to get a result? Maybe buy a better keeper @Rob2017?
    League points
    Foxy: 144
    Rob2017: 110
    Semi-Final Result 
    Foxy takes the win as he beats a Rob with a score of 177 points versus 146 points from Rob. Congrats to @Foxy for being the first Vibe Shield Finalist! And great fight Rob! Better luck next time!
     
     
     
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    Ashez got a reaction from URz in Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters   
    Since that post I've added two new ideas to my folder lmao, okay one was old that I forgot to make a note of so only one is truly new but my point stands :p. The one I forgot to take a note of is one I have high hopes for but it involves a lot of planning and leg work so I'm iffy on it, I mentioned it to @Foxy months ago and he was intrigued though. It's one of those concepts that's a little out there and I'm not sure how much it'll appeal to Vibe but in theory I think I'd enjoy it, it's easy to like an idea on paper though. 
    The grind catching up with you hey, for what it's worth I'm jealous as my longest save on 2018 has been like 4/5 seasons lol. I've really struggled with longer saves, mainly getting my stupid ideas to work and I've kinda fallen off the goal scoring bandwagon in recent years, after doing 15 odd 1k challenges they lose their appeal haha. 
  5. Happy
    Ashez reacted to URz in Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters   
    These weird challenge scenarios you are coming up with are brilliant!
    (Reading this quite enviously - in hindsight, I probably chose the wrong FMM18 swansong and it doesn’t feel as fun as this 😕)
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    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters   
    Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters
    The response to the opening post was excellent and pretty surprising but I'm just happy you guys will get on board with daft ideas. Regarding the Bonfire Night challenge I have to admit at this point I've failed to create anything decent, but at least I did create a pretty fun looking Saint Andrews Day one. Anyway that's enough chit chat so let's crack on with what you're here for. 
    Formation

    A pretty tasty starting eleven in my opinion which I hope will see mine and @Foxy's Gegenpress tactic utilised to it's fullest. 
    League 

    It would be rude to complain about that start as we're free scoring and defensively solid. 
    Fixtures
    Injuries
    The Movie Monsters
    The Mummy
    Stats

    Not bad but I hoped for a little more in an attacking sense, all in all though not bad for someone wrapped in bandages :p. 
    Results

    6 in 14 is a decent start for our Egyptian winger. 
    Frankenstein's Monster
    Stats

    Monster by name, beast by ability! 
    Results

    More of a goal scoring threat than I expected as the German hits the ground running! 
    Dracula
    Stats

    Those physicals and that shooting
    Results

    Those fangs have bite! 
    Team Performances
    Current Points
    League - 46 + 38
    Mummy - 1 + 5
    Monster - 12 + 4
    Dracula - 16 + 11
    Total - 133
    Thank you for viewing and please remember to leave a comment. 
  7. Happy
    Ashez reacted to Alari in Home Grown players   
    Squad rules are probably not something we would want to add at the moment, doesn't really fit with the game philosophy.
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    Ashez reacted to Scratch in Scratch Tries: Andrea Pinamonti 1.5KC [Season 15]   
    Update - Season 15
    Pinamonti only needs 281 goals to reach the big 1.5K. He's 32 coming into this season, but still in decent shape. How long will that last? Can he reach our target of 80 goals? Or even go better? Let's see...
     
    Transfers
    Major departures this year:
    Menezes Jacomo: Our Kaka regen was just 30 and still in great shape (20s all over the place), but he'd spent several years on the fringes and his performances just weren't up to his earlier seasons.
    Passlack: Our starting right back for 12 or 13 seasons. 114 assists, almost 150 yellow cards (just missing out on the Bad Boys leaderboard). He was 33, starting to fall away and not going to renew his contract.
    Garner: The best young English central midfielder in the game at this point. Truly excellent. The one thing he lacks is patience. Could have been a fixture in the team if he hadn't outcasted himself.
    In the incoming column we had bunch of youngsters, including regens of Pavon (couldn't resist), Zivkovic (but no stamina) and Rajkovic (cleverly named Rajkovic)... Our youth academy also produced Jordan Pickford Jr. We bought a couple of top young goalies last year, when Rajkovic was going off, so we'll be spoiled for choice between the sticks when they all mature a bit.
    There was also another arrival before the season started:
     
    Competitions
    We had less competitions this year due to our failure last year, but we won everything before us:
    Won the Community Shield, beating Man Utd 4-0 (hat-trick to Pinamonti).
    Won the League Cup, beating Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 in the final (one goal from Pinamonti).
    Won the FA Cup, beating Chelsea 3-1 in the final (one goal from Pinamonti).
    Won the Premier League comfortably again, with 115 goals. You won't see Man City anywhere in that screenshot - because they finished only 1 place above the drop! Troubled times at City...
    Won the Champions League, beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the final (the winner coming from Pinamonti). Had an early scare, with our recently sold Kaka regen opening the scoring for Real Madrid...
    On the ITN front, it was time for Euro 2032. I'll include two games for you:
    The opening group game against Belgium, where they hammered us (Italy) 6-1. Four of their goals came from current Newcastle players and one from an old boy...
    The Final, we we fronted up to face Belgium again. I'll tell you that a stoppage time goal sent the game into extra time, but I won't tell you who won it. You'll have to open the spoiler to find out!
     
    Assists
    Who is providing all the club assists?

    Havertz reclaimed top spot from D'Amico, although his ratio is not as good. D'Amico once again led the way until about February, when he must have encountered an attribute sucking vampire. I think he's done here now. 🙁 Havertz is the same age so we need some youngsters to step up.
     
    Injuries
    No injuries this year, which was lucky - but I guess that means he's due next year... He's still "very rarely injured", so fingers crossed that holds true.
     
    Decline
    This is what Pinamonti looked like at the end of the season:

    He lost one point from Movement, Decision, Stamina, Strength and Dribbling when compared to last year. Not ideal, but really can't ask for anything more at this point. Pretty happy his Pace is holding steady.
    He did lose another point off most of those during the Euros, but hard to tell if that's for real or just off season fluctuation. It's sure to continue falling away from here, now that he's 33.
     
    Goals - Highlights
    Pinamonti had one 5 goal effort and one 4 goal effort this year:
     
    Goals - Club
    He scored 83 goals in 55 games:

    That's more than I expected to be honest. He's running along like a machine at this point, long may it last.
     
    Goals - ITN
    Pinamonti had 219 international goals at the start of the year:

    And he finished with 237, meaning he'd scored 18 goals in 13 games.

    That takes him to 204 ITN goals under my management and he's eligible for the 200 International Goal Challenge leaderboard. He's not finished yet though! We've got a World Cup qualifying campaign coming next season against the likes of Luxemberg and Lithuania.
     
    Progress
    33 years old (EOY) Season Total Club Goals   83 1116 ITN Goals   18   204 Totals 101 1320  
    The Future
    A much stronger season than I anticipated leaves Pinamonti needing only 180 goals. He surely can't do that in 2 seasons, but I'm starting to hope he may do it in 3. I might even get it done before 2019 drops!

     
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    Ashez reacted to Foxy in The Midweek Poll: Have you preordered FMM19?   
    Obviously SI have said this isn’t possible yet with FMM due to the pre order system on the app stores but seeing the excitement over on Twitter from the PC version fans as the Beta dropped an hour ago makes me think how great something like that for FMM would be in the future.
    It’s a great way to encourage and reward preorders and also get feedback on the game before it’s full release.
  10. Happy
    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in The Power of Five - A Multi-Challenge [Season Sixteen]   
    Still going strong mate, Alaba still looks incredible 😮
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    Ashez got a reaction from Scratch in Ja'Makin' This A H2H?! Ashez Vs Prize   
    Agreed, long shots have been an issue for the entirety of the EME imo. 
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    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters   
    Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters
    The response to the opening post was excellent and pretty surprising but I'm just happy you guys will get on board with daft ideas. Regarding the Bonfire Night challenge I have to admit at this point I've failed to create anything decent, but at least I did create a pretty fun looking Saint Andrews Day one. Anyway that's enough chit chat so let's crack on with what you're here for. 
    Formation

    A pretty tasty starting eleven in my opinion which I hope will see mine and @Foxy's Gegenpress tactic utilised to it's fullest. 
    League 

    It would be rude to complain about that start as we're free scoring and defensively solid. 
    Fixtures
    Injuries
    The Movie Monsters
    The Mummy
    Stats

    Not bad but I hoped for a little more in an attacking sense, all in all though not bad for someone wrapped in bandages :p. 
    Results

    6 in 14 is a decent start for our Egyptian winger. 
    Frankenstein's Monster
    Stats

    Monster by name, beast by ability! 
    Results

    More of a goal scoring threat than I expected as the German hits the ground running! 
    Dracula
    Stats

    Those physicals and that shooting
    Results

    Those fangs have bite! 
    Team Performances
    Current Points
    League - 46 + 38
    Mummy - 1 + 5
    Monster - 12 + 4
    Dracula - 16 + 11
    Total - 133
    Thank you for viewing and please remember to leave a comment. 
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    Ashez got a reaction from BatiGoal in FMM 18: The Vibe Shield   
    I walk into a room with the typical sponsor filled backboard in front of me, names such as @Nucleus Power, @Foxy Faroes TV, FMHVibrate, SlightlyHotSubstances.Org and ViagraMan.com catch the eye but I find a seat near the conference table at the front. As I pull my note pad and pen out of my bag a familiar face appears through the door, it's only that conniving backstabbing fool of a took Colin Sale from @samhardy Media. Our eyes cross but neither of us manage a smile, I had no idea my son would be here today. He's a famous ex player who transitioned into media and formed a decent career for himself, while I'm a former disgraced manager trying to make ends meet. Thankfully i have history with Mr @PriZe so I'm sure he'll answer my questions, he at least understands the situation I find myself in. 
    I nervously await Prize's introduction trying not to make my awkwardness noticeable, when before long a little woman dressed in black and white entered the room, I recognised her instantly as BettyGoal. She approached the mic and started ranting and raving, it was largely non understandable gibberish but we caught the gist, she was making a heartfelt appeal for the safe return of her partner @BatiGoal who's been missing in action for the last few months. Obviously no-one really knows where the Dutchman has disappeared to but we all have our theories, personally I believe he's taken up cosplay and spends his evenings dressed up as Princess Leia dancing for money in a Bangkok shopping mall! To be honest who could blame him.
    Prize finally makes his appearance as he comforts Bettygoal briefly before edging her towards the door. What a bizarre way to start the day I thought as he requested the first question. As our eyes meet he smiles and nods so I knew I'd be his primary interviewer, take that Colin. 
    1. We're all friends here Mr Prize, so excuse me if this isn't the most formal interview. With that out the way I need to know, are biscuits a suitable replacement for a standard meal? If so which biscuit would you go for?
    I am glad that you ask me! For too long the biscuit has been discriminated as a nutritious replacement of a standard meal. So yes my dear friend, biscuits are a suitable replacements. My go to biscuits are the Viennese Sandwhich. The have the perfect balance of the crumbly biscuit, chocolate deliciousness and tea absorbency!
    2. Okay, Okay, let's get down to business. The whole purpose of this interview is because you reached the FMMVibe Shield due to your exploits in the Super League. However many fans see you as a fortunate competitor as you've only reached this stage by fluke. If you look at the Super League Final you'll see you're here due to one 95th minute goal? What's your response to these fans? 
    All i can say is re-read the whole bloody competition. I dominated from the beginning to the end. And i won the league by a landslide. So go off and play with wannabe’s like Batigoal.
    3. You're a tactical genius in your own right but I believe you've recently attended seminars on the tactical styles of the likes of Tiki-Taka and Gegenpressing. Did you manage to learn anything knew during these events? Have they seen you improve your own systems?
    Yes i certainly did join the seminair. It’s no secret that my exploits have started a fire in the hearts of Ashez and Foxy to dive in to the tactics. And who am i to deny those fans my presences. I believe as Vibe’s number one i am a role model and should always be supportive to the old generation and a rising star like Foxy. 
    And yes, i did learn something but i won’t be able to share this until fmm19. All i can say is... the Black Pearl 3,0 to the max...
    4. Does knowing that make Foxy more of a threat as I believe he hosted those seminars?
    No not really, Foxy is a rising star, but he misses the experience. And if you have any doubts i can refer you to our H2H earlier this year. I believe Foxy still wakes up crying
    5. What are you views on the other competitors? 
    They are all extremely capable to be the best of the rest.
    6. What would winning the first Vibe Shield mean to you? 
    The icing on the cake as nobody has won two or more official Vibe competitions in one season. And it may also mean an end to an era
    7. If the trophy is an actual shield and with every competitor having an animal persona which do you think would make the best warrior avatar with shield in hand? 
    What a stupid question.. look at my profile picture. I’m born for this shit
    8. You've previously excelled in long and gruelling tournaments so how do you feel you'll adapt to this one's shorter pace? Is it a benefit or a hindrance?
    Ah, very observant of you, this is indeed something i questioned myself as well as i always start off slow. But as I said, they are all good for best of the rest so no worries here
    9. Thank you for taking my questions today, before I leave I wondered if you had anything to get off your fury chest? 
    If you think the Black Pearl was a good tactic... Wait for what i have for you now. This Vibe shield is mine!
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    Ashez got a reaction from Nucleus in Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters   
    Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters
    The response to the opening post was excellent and pretty surprising but I'm just happy you guys will get on board with daft ideas. Regarding the Bonfire Night challenge I have to admit at this point I've failed to create anything decent, but at least I did create a pretty fun looking Saint Andrews Day one. Anyway that's enough chit chat so let's crack on with what you're here for. 
    Formation

    A pretty tasty starting eleven in my opinion which I hope will see mine and @Foxy's Gegenpress tactic utilised to it's fullest. 
    League 

    It would be rude to complain about that start as we're free scoring and defensively solid. 
    Fixtures
    Injuries
    The Movie Monsters
    The Mummy
    Stats

    Not bad but I hoped for a little more in an attacking sense, all in all though not bad for someone wrapped in bandages :p. 
    Results

    6 in 14 is a decent start for our Egyptian winger. 
    Frankenstein's Monster
    Stats

    Monster by name, beast by ability! 
    Results

    More of a goal scoring threat than I expected as the German hits the ground running! 
    Dracula
    Stats

    Those physicals and that shooting
    Results

    Those fangs have bite! 
    Team Performances
    Current Points
    League - 46 + 38
    Mummy - 1 + 5
    Monster - 12 + 4
    Dracula - 16 + 11
    Total - 133
    Thank you for viewing and please remember to leave a comment. 
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    Ashez got a reaction from PriZe in Ja'Makin' This A H2H?! Ashez Vs Prize   
    It sucked but I'm not gunn a lie it made my update lol, and at the end of the day I'll take entertainment value over winning some times 😛
    To send Foxy the City file to make the gif I rewatched the match and 3 of City's goals were absolute bangers from outside the box! 
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    Ashez reacted to drunojc14 in The 1,000 Goal Challenge - FMM18   
    Very proud to have completed the 1k with Arp. Annoyingly the game cut the stats from his first few seasons and he retired so quickly before I could persuade him to stay, so the only screenshot I have is when he passed 1k. He scored 46 in his final season as a 36 year old and won player of the year. Final total was 1072 goals from 1068 games.
    A lot of time and effort went into this! Didn’t think I’d make it, but then I changed Training when he was 24 and suddenly he started scoring lots. 

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    Ashez reacted to Real_Random in League Profile: Hyundai A-League   
    With FMM 19 on its way, discussion has turned to what leagues should be added to the next iteration of FMM, I thought instead of discuss a potential new league, why not show off the best parts of what is considered an under valued league. I am of course referring to Australia's Hyundai A-League.

    History
    The Hyundai A-League was founded in 2004, with its first season in 2005, to replace the National Soccer League and has gone from strength to strength. The first champions were Sydney FC, who pulled off the first major coup by signing Dwight Yorke for a season. Sydney FC then managed to better this by signing Italian World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero in 2013. With these household names and 10 fairly balanced clubs, the league can feel somewhat competitive at the start of any save. 13 clubs have graced the A-League, with Gold Coast United, North Queensland Fury and New Zealand Knights failing to last. In 2017, the FFA announced two new clubs will be joining for the 2019-20 season, so this will most likely be the last FMM with a 10 team A-League.
    Players to Watch
    Siem De Jong (on loan from Ajax)

    Dutch international De Jong brings the star quality that was lost by Sydney since last season. With a goal and assist in his first game, he will be hoping to replace the Polish international Adrian Mierzejewski.
    Keisuke Honda  

    One of the biggest names to hit Australia in recent years,  Honda will hope to bring the class that got him signed to AC Milan. Honda is undoubtedly poised to be one of the better rated players in the league.
    Ross McCormack

    After being frozen out by Steve Bruce at Aston Villa, McCormack was allowed to join Melbourne City on a 6 month loan and scored an incredible 13 goals in his short time in Australia. Buoyed by this, McCormack has joined the Central Coast Mariners on loan for the season.
    Adam Le Fondre

    Not many strikers can claim to have scored 12 premier league goals in a season but Le Fondre can. The former Reading striker joins Sydney TC FC to replace Golden boot winner Bobo and a goal a debut should help allay fears.
    Usain Bolt (maybe, only in February update)
     

    The biggest name to ever come down under, Usain Bolt came on trial to the Central Coast Mariners and shocked observers when he scored a brace on his first start for the club.
    Interesting clubs to manage

    The clubs in the A-League are all fairly balanced thanks to the salary cap in place, although Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory, with their incredible recruitment and the minor and major premierships they won last year are great options for dominating the league with. The Central Coast Mariners, as the lowest spending club in the league, naturally struggle but with signings like Tommy Oar and Ross McCormack, the offer an interesting option.
    Thanks for reading and comments are appreciated.
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    Ashez reacted to S4NCH0 in Why "Liga MX" would be a good addition   
    Can't agree more, I'd enjoy playing the Copa Libertadores once again. And yeah, Turkey did come out as a disappointment. 
     
    First career I ever read here on Vibe. He never fulfilled his potential, he now plays for a middle table Mexican team
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    Ashez reacted to S4NCH0 in Why "Liga MX" would be a good addition   
    Why "Liga MX" would be a good addition

    With FMM19 just around the corner, speculation over which leagues should be added hasn't ceased. Names like China, Greece, Argentina, and Mexico have been mentioned. And it is Mexico's "Liga MX" in which I will be focusing today, since I am Mexican and love this league. 
    Context
    The League Format
    Composed of 18 teams from various cities around the country, the league format is very different to what european league fans are used to. The League is made up of two separate tournaments for every calendar year: Apertura and Clausura (loosely translated as Opening and Closing respectively) both with the same 6 month duration and value. They winners of each tournament then face in the Super Cup MX, which is a new trophy with not much value (it is played usually by B teams and barely televised). 
    The cup "Copa MX" is also played during the regular season, with the inclusion of Second Division teams and the exclusion of CONCACAF Champions League participants. 
    Apertura and Clausura Formats
    As I've said, they both have the same format so I will explain them as one.
    The league has 18 teams and therefore each team plays a total of 17 matches. After the regular season is over, the first 8 placed teams qualify for a knockout phase known as liguilla (which may translate to little league). The liguilla phase games are decided according to the position each team finished the league in, so 1st vs 8th, 2nd vs 7th, 3rd vs 6th and 4th vs 5th. The games are played in two separate legs with the best placed team playing at home for the second leg. In case of a tied aggregate score the first sorting rule is away goals followed by best position on the table. 
    The winner is decided in a 2 leg final. The winners of both tournaments, together with the runner-ups win the right to play the CONCACAF Champions League.
    Copa MX 
    Played in two phases, group stages and knockout stages. Played twice every calendar year. The teams are randomly sorted into 8 groups of 3. After a two legs Round Robin system the first two places of each group go into the knockout stage, which consists of only 1 game played in the best placed team's stadium. 
    Relegation
    Here is were things get really complicated. After the end of every calendar year 1 team is demoted to the second division and 1 team is promoted into the first division. Or at least most of the times. First, the relegation process works as a coefficient. Points from the last 6 First Division short tournaments (3 Clausura and 3 Apertura) are added together and divided by the number of matches played. This coefficient is then used to rank the teams from highest to lowest, at the end of each calendar year the team placed 18th in the coefficient table (even if the team had ended 1st in the regular table) is demoted into the second tier. But things might get even more complicated. The most recent team to be promoted won't, obviously, have stats for the last 4 tournaments, so when calculating his coefficient at the end of the next 2 tournaments, he won't have as many games played as the other 17 teams, thus making his coefficient way more volatile. Also, as the second division of Mexican soccer lacks the economical and structural infrastructure, measurements have been taken to prevent unfit teams from playing in the first division. So the Mexican Football federation gives certification just to teams they think have the conditions to make it in the First Division. As a result, if the team who won promotion from the second to the first division by sport means, might loose their right to the spot on court. 
    If the team that achieves promotion is tagged as unfit, then the relegated First Division team has the chance to buy their place in the division back by paying 5 million dollars to the league and another 2 million dollars to the "un-promoted" team. If they don't have the financial means or don't want to retain the spot, the "certified" team with the most points in the Second Division takes their place. 
    Now, why is LIGA MX a good addition?
    CONCACAF:
    After the addition of MLS for the first time in FMM18, the table is set for another CONCACAF league to be added to the game. The Champions League format is already there, the North American database has been expanded to never seen before levels and the national teams from north american countries are now available. Adding Liga Mx, means adding the strongest league in North America and it would be without doubt very fun to manage along with the MLS. Mexican teams have always been the better teams in CONCACAF and in recent year they have one every single North American Champions League.
    Historical Teams:
    With teams like Chivas de Guadalajara, America, Pumas and Cruz Azul, we would get the chance to manage teams packed with history and great players. Players like Hugo Sanchez (5 times Spanish pichichi winner), Chicharito Hernandez or Guillermo Ochoa have all emerged from this teams. Added to them, teams like Atlas or Pachuca have one of the brightest Youth Acdemies of the continent with players Hirving "Chucky" Lozano, Andres Guardado and Rafael Marquez all coming from their youth ranks. Some interesting challenges come to mind, can you win the league with Chivas following their only-mexican policy? or can you win Atlas some silverware after a drought of more than 60 years?
    Good Foreigner Players
    Liga Mx was graced with players like Ronaldinho and Emilio Butrageño, some year ago. Now, the foreigner players don't come for their retirement, they sometimes even come in their prime. Players like Andre Pierre Gignac, Leandro Ulloa, Jeremy Menez, Nicolas Castillo, Enner Valencia and many others have arrived in Mexico to play their best, giving the league a higher stature among the rival Continental competitions. 
    Wonderkids
    In recent years, Liga MX has been exporting amazing youth to mainly European Leagues. Players like Giovani Dos Santos, Carlos Vela, Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano, Raul Jimenez and Erick Gutierrez have all packed their bags and crossed the Atlantic. Currently, players like Victor Guzman, Diego Lainez, Jose Angel Abella or Rodolfo Pizarro together with tenths of other promising players, await the opportunity to fight for a chance in european football. 
     
    Conclusion
    In conclusion, adding the Liga Mx, would mean excitement, new formats to explore into,wonderkids and tons of fun. And while you are at it you may even try to reignite Carlos Fierro's spark (looking at you @Ashez). Hope it is added. 
     
     
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    Ashez reacted to Jeroenvk94 in Eredivisie Players to watch in FMM19   
    He did, but PSV asked 60 million for it, far more than the clubs were willing to pay. Barça was in the running, they went for Malcom instead.
    So far he scored 7 in 8 Eredivisie games. I'd say he's doing well. It's too bad PSV had an unlucky Champions League draw, otherwise this guy would've broken all Dutch records next summer.
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    Ashez got a reaction from Jeroenvk94 in Eredivisie Players to watch in FMM19   
    Plenty of names to keep an eye on, thanks mate!
  22. Favourite
    Ashez reacted to Jeroenvk94 in Eredivisie Players to watch in FMM19   
    The past few years, our Dutch Eredivisie hasn't done much internationally. We barely make it through the group stages in European competitions, with Ajax being an exception in their amazing 2017 campaign in which they reached the final against Manchester United.
    Our national time is way past it's prime, thanks to wonderful players as RVP, Sneijder and Robben growing too old to play international football.
    You could say, the Dutch have had their best time.
    Until now!
    Because not only do we have two teams playing in the Champions League right now, the national team also seems to be back on track after beating Germany 3-0.
    The Eredivisie hosts a lot of young talent, so it's time to take a look at some of the gems.
    Calvin Stengs - AZ - Winger
    The AZ youngster had a disastrous 2017/2018 season. In August 2017 he had a torn ligament, so bad it immediately meant end of season for the talented young man. Nevertheless, he is still regarded as one of the biggest talents in the Netherlands. You might be able to pick him up cheaply, as he hasn't played for an entire season, but trust me when I say that this kid will be golden!
    Myron Boadu - AZ - Striker
    AZ hosts a lot of young talent. Among them is the 19-year old Myron Boadu, the young striker. After working his way through the AZ youth, he finally secured a first team spot. His stats might be low at the start of the game, but this guy can develop into a great striker for solid Europa League teams!
    Maximiliano Romero - PSV - Striker
    PSV announced a huge signing in January 2018, Argentinian super talent Maxi Romero was going to join the club. Unfortunately, due to injury issues, he never managed to play a single game for the club in his first 8 months. This youngster was already a coveted talent in FMM18 and will surely do the same in FMM19. 
    Steven Bergwijn - PSV - Winger
    Another huge PSV talent is the Dutch youngster, Steven Bergwijn. Early in his career, he was sent home from the Ajax Youth Programme. PSV picked him up for free and give him all the trust and confidence he needed. After his debut, critics said he'd never make it, because he'd be unable to score goals. Two years later, everyone is praising Steven for his performances. He even made his international debut in a 3-0 win against Germany in which he most certainly stole the show, breaking the ankles of both Hümmels and Boateng in the process. This kid won't be cheap, but he will most certainly bring goals, assists and trophies when you sign him.
    Frenkie de Jong - Ajax - Midfielder
    This guy can do anything and play anywhere. It's so bad that Dutch press is already referring to Frenkie as the new Johan Cruyff. While certainly not as exceptional as the legendary #14 was, Frenkie is sure to make it to the biggest stage of football. And he can be yours at a big fee! Manchester City is already willing to be a whoopin 80 million for this kid, so it's sure he has a lot of talent.
    Matthijs de Ligt - Ajax - Central Defender
    The biggest defensive talent on the surface of this earth must be Matthijs de Ligt. In the Champions League he's proving himself on the biggest European stage, denying Lewandowski from even having an opportunity to score. He has shown to be able to play in a very grown-up way, making sure his teammates are in the right position and directing the play. This kid is a true leader, a true talent and has already drawn interest from clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern and Manchester City.

     
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    Ashez got a reaction from URz in Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters   
    Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters
    After the creation of the Gegenpress tactic I found myself completely in love with the game again, however after browsing the short challenges on Vibe none really caught my attention (apart from one which will be posted after this). With that in mind I decided to create a nice and simple one season challenge for myself and since it was the start of October when I had these feelings I decided a Halloween based save could be fun, after all a challenge is just an excuse to play. 
    Focusing the challenge on nationalities was the easiest concept but it's the one I decided to use, with that in mind I looked up the origins of the original Hammer Movie Monsters being Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and of course the Mummy. Dracula was easy as everyone knows he's from Transylvania/Romania and the Mummy was also easily decided as Egyptian but Frankensein's monster took some digging. Eventually I discovered Frankenstein was born in Italy but moved to Switzerland, however his monster was actually created in Germany so I consider him German. (Another save concept I had was the monster being a German striker and Frankenstein being an Italian, point for every assist for the monster type deal but I wanted a more unique save, feel free to take the idea though). 
    With my three targeted nationalities in hand I was in need of a starting club and I had two requirements, a team that fitted the theme and someone I wanted to play as. I also added a third restriction however as I knew the temptation of Salah would be strong so I decided to be a club where he wouldn't be a viable option. Thankfully this decision didn't take long at all as the perfect club came to mind quickly.......
    The Club Of Choice

    Who else could I be than Valencia with that big ole bat! Now I had a club it was time to get to business and sign up my movie monsters! 
    Frankenstein's Monster Version 1

    The whole point of this save was to use players I wouldn't usually discover which lead to Kittel. I decided to sign my shadow striker first as it was the position I had the most options for while it's also a hard position to buy for. Kittel appeared a nice little find as his stats were good and he could develop nicely, however I soon discovered his trick or treat. 
    Trick Or Treat

    Unfortunately Kittel picked up a knock almost instantly which is when I discovered this could be a long term issue. As this is a one season save I don't have time for such issues so he was transfer listed and I returned to the market. 
    Frankenstein's Monster Version 2

    Didavi was now my monster and he's a nice step up from my original decision. If I remember correctly I knew where my budget was at this point so I had the luxury of being able to spend more on the purchase. Stat wise he looks perfect so hopefully he works out. I do like the irony that it's Frankenstein's monster that caused me the issues with the role being made by two players, oh FMM. 
    The Mummy

    Egyptian wise you have hardly any attacking options, especially when Salah was ruled out so Sobhi joins the team. I've used him before I think but never as a first team option so I'm looking forward to seeing what we can bring to the table. I was very tempted by one playing in Belgium who's name escapes me but I ended up with Sobhi either way. 
    Dracula

    With the shadow striker and winger signed it was time to look for an ISF and i was satisfied with my purchase. I've never used Ivan before but he looks a wonderful talent with his pace and decent heading and striking ability. I'll admit I also did appreciate my attacking line up would be Ivan-Didavi-Sobhi.....I dunno what a Sobhi is but I want one :p. 
    Transfers
    The Points System
    League Points +/- GD + Goals & Assists Of The Monsters. 
    I'm not going to post this as a challenge thread unless there is a demand for it as it was made for myself, however if others want to get into the Halloween spirit and have their own attempt I will whip up a challenge thread. That is partly why I'm posting this before my other challenge to give you guys the option, if I posted this closer to Halloween who'd care with 2019 around the corner lol. 
    Anyway that brings my opening post to an end, hopefully you can get behind the concept and I look forward to any comments it receives, as always thank you for viewing. The January update will be posted in the coming days. 
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    Ashez got a reaction from URz in Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters   
    Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters
    After the creation of the Gegenpress tactic I found myself completely in love with the game again, however after browsing the short challenges on Vibe none really caught my attention (apart from one which will be posted after this). With that in mind I decided to create a nice and simple one season challenge for myself and since it was the start of October when I had these feelings I decided a Halloween based save could be fun, after all a challenge is just an excuse to play. 
    Focusing the challenge on nationalities was the easiest concept but it's the one I decided to use, with that in mind I looked up the origins of the original Hammer Movie Monsters being Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and of course the Mummy. Dracula was easy as everyone knows he's from Transylvania/Romania and the Mummy was also easily decided as Egyptian but Frankensein's monster took some digging. Eventually I discovered Frankenstein was born in Italy but moved to Switzerland, however his monster was actually created in Germany so I consider him German. (Another save concept I had was the monster being a German striker and Frankenstein being an Italian, point for every assist for the monster type deal but I wanted a more unique save, feel free to take the idea though). 
    With my three targeted nationalities in hand I was in need of a starting club and I had two requirements, a team that fitted the theme and someone I wanted to play as. I also added a third restriction however as I knew the temptation of Salah would be strong so I decided to be a club where he wouldn't be a viable option. Thankfully this decision didn't take long at all as the perfect club came to mind quickly.......
    The Club Of Choice

    Who else could I be than Valencia with that big ole bat! Now I had a club it was time to get to business and sign up my movie monsters! 
    Frankenstein's Monster Version 1

    The whole point of this save was to use players I wouldn't usually discover which lead to Kittel. I decided to sign my shadow striker first as it was the position I had the most options for while it's also a hard position to buy for. Kittel appeared a nice little find as his stats were good and he could develop nicely, however I soon discovered his trick or treat. 
    Trick Or Treat

    Unfortunately Kittel picked up a knock almost instantly which is when I discovered this could be a long term issue. As this is a one season save I don't have time for such issues so he was transfer listed and I returned to the market. 
    Frankenstein's Monster Version 2

    Didavi was now my monster and he's a nice step up from my original decision. If I remember correctly I knew where my budget was at this point so I had the luxury of being able to spend more on the purchase. Stat wise he looks perfect so hopefully he works out. I do like the irony that it's Frankenstein's monster that caused me the issues with the role being made by two players, oh FMM. 
    The Mummy

    Egyptian wise you have hardly any attacking options, especially when Salah was ruled out so Sobhi joins the team. I've used him before I think but never as a first team option so I'm looking forward to seeing what we can bring to the table. I was very tempted by one playing in Belgium who's name escapes me but I ended up with Sobhi either way. 
    Dracula

    With the shadow striker and winger signed it was time to look for an ISF and i was satisfied with my purchase. I've never used Ivan before but he looks a wonderful talent with his pace and decent heading and striking ability. I'll admit I also did appreciate my attacking line up would be Ivan-Didavi-Sobhi.....I dunno what a Sobhi is but I want one :p. 
    Transfers
    The Points System
    League Points +/- GD + Goals & Assists Of The Monsters. 
    I'm not going to post this as a challenge thread unless there is a demand for it as it was made for myself, however if others want to get into the Halloween spirit and have their own attempt I will whip up a challenge thread. That is partly why I'm posting this before my other challenge to give you guys the option, if I posted this closer to Halloween who'd care with 2019 around the corner lol. 
    Anyway that brings my opening post to an end, hopefully you can get behind the concept and I look forward to any comments it receives, as always thank you for viewing. The January update will be posted in the coming days. 
  25. Favourite
    Ashez got a reaction from URz in Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters   
    Ashez & The Hammer Movie Monsters
    After the creation of the Gegenpress tactic I found myself completely in love with the game again, however after browsing the short challenges on Vibe none really caught my attention (apart from one which will be posted after this). With that in mind I decided to create a nice and simple one season challenge for myself and since it was the start of October when I had these feelings I decided a Halloween based save could be fun, after all a challenge is just an excuse to play. 
    Focusing the challenge on nationalities was the easiest concept but it's the one I decided to use, with that in mind I looked up the origins of the original Hammer Movie Monsters being Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and of course the Mummy. Dracula was easy as everyone knows he's from Transylvania/Romania and the Mummy was also easily decided as Egyptian but Frankensein's monster took some digging. Eventually I discovered Frankenstein was born in Italy but moved to Switzerland, however his monster was actually created in Germany so I consider him German. (Another save concept I had was the monster being a German striker and Frankenstein being an Italian, point for every assist for the monster type deal but I wanted a more unique save, feel free to take the idea though). 
    With my three targeted nationalities in hand I was in need of a starting club and I had two requirements, a team that fitted the theme and someone I wanted to play as. I also added a third restriction however as I knew the temptation of Salah would be strong so I decided to be a club where he wouldn't be a viable option. Thankfully this decision didn't take long at all as the perfect club came to mind quickly.......
    The Club Of Choice

    Who else could I be than Valencia with that big ole bat! Now I had a club it was time to get to business and sign up my movie monsters! 
    Frankenstein's Monster Version 1

    The whole point of this save was to use players I wouldn't usually discover which lead to Kittel. I decided to sign my shadow striker first as it was the position I had the most options for while it's also a hard position to buy for. Kittel appeared a nice little find as his stats were good and he could develop nicely, however I soon discovered his trick or treat. 
    Trick Or Treat

    Unfortunately Kittel picked up a knock almost instantly which is when I discovered this could be a long term issue. As this is a one season save I don't have time for such issues so he was transfer listed and I returned to the market. 
    Frankenstein's Monster Version 2

    Didavi was now my monster and he's a nice step up from my original decision. If I remember correctly I knew where my budget was at this point so I had the luxury of being able to spend more on the purchase. Stat wise he looks perfect so hopefully he works out. I do like the irony that it's Frankenstein's monster that caused me the issues with the role being made by two players, oh FMM. 
    The Mummy

    Egyptian wise you have hardly any attacking options, especially when Salah was ruled out so Sobhi joins the team. I've used him before I think but never as a first team option so I'm looking forward to seeing what we can bring to the table. I was very tempted by one playing in Belgium who's name escapes me but I ended up with Sobhi either way. 
    Dracula

    With the shadow striker and winger signed it was time to look for an ISF and i was satisfied with my purchase. I've never used Ivan before but he looks a wonderful talent with his pace and decent heading and striking ability. I'll admit I also did appreciate my attacking line up would be Ivan-Didavi-Sobhi.....I dunno what a Sobhi is but I want one :p. 
    Transfers
    The Points System
    League Points +/- GD + Goals & Assists Of The Monsters. 
    I'm not going to post this as a challenge thread unless there is a demand for it as it was made for myself, however if others want to get into the Halloween spirit and have their own attempt I will whip up a challenge thread. That is partly why I'm posting this before my other challenge to give you guys the option, if I posted this closer to Halloween who'd care with 2019 around the corner lol. 
    Anyway that brings my opening post to an end, hopefully you can get behind the concept and I look forward to any comments it receives, as always thank you for viewing. The January update will be posted in the coming days. 
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