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  1. 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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    Socceroos - The Golden Generation

    Half way there. KIU
  3. Great job mate, fantastic results with a non-league striker
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    Socceroos - The Golden Generation

    Nice job mate, great to see troisi scoring in the Asian Cup final, as it was his goal that won it for us in 2015. KIU
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    FMM19: Who to Manage

    Bolt will be judged in January according to mariners boss Mike Mulvey. Here is an article on it. https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/mariners-to-judge-bolt-in-january-mulvey-20180927-p506aj.html
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    FMM19: Who to Manage

    Great list @Foxy, I’m looking forward to Parma being back in Serie A. I’m also tempted by an A-League save as all the clubs have recruited fairly well. Another temptation is possibility of Usain Bolt being playable in the February update if his mariners journey goes to plan.
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    Socceroos - The Golden Generation

    Aussie Aussie Aussie 🇦🇺. Good luck mate, great choice of player.
  8. Great job, I think you deserve a bonus 500 points for creating the concept. KIU
  9. I only just saw this, come on @Ashez you got this.
  10. At least Harry is off the mark, KIU
  11. It's interesting that the league 1 defender can score more thank the prem defender, I'm sure you'll get them both scoring though. KIU
  12. This promises to be great, can't wait for the next update
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    Challenge Cup XII

    No FIFA Club World Cup though? ? did you beat yourself in the final?
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    I know it should excite me but I'm slightly cautious as I can't think of anything major that they could add that deserves a whole direct dedicated to it
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    Vibe World Cup: Final Results

    Great challenge, are we allowed loan transfers in this one?