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Snapcase
11-06-2002, 15:59:11
#1: The 50s Challenge

Win a league, any league, with any team, using only one or more of the following formations, all common half a century ago:

2-3-5
4-2-4
W-M (ie 3-2-2-3)
3-3-4

(Okay, the last one is borderline- it wasn't really common in 1952, and it was the first "modern", midfield-centered formation... But it's still unused today.)

:D

Sean
11-06-2002, 16:28:02
I have won a league playing 3-3-0-1-3 before, which is extremely close to some of those. It went like so:
FC FC FC

^ AMC ^
| |
| |
| |
DML DMC DMR

DC DC DC

GK

Nav
11-06-2002, 16:30:03
4-2-4.

Isn't that what England played v Sweden. :lol:

Sean
11-06-2002, 16:37:16
No, that was 4-the-love-of-God,-don’t-play-long-ball.

Snapcase
11-06-2002, 21:07:36
#2: Ronaldo Challenge

See how many first team players you can injure on purpose in a single season while still finishing top 5 in the league.

Sean
11-06-2002, 21:18:28
As Bolton I ended up with no full-backs, so signed a Finn and a Belgian for 10k total. Sold them off for 1m each at the end of the season after some good performances, and they went back to being shit.

Funkodrom
11-06-2002, 21:32:44
Originally posted by Sean
No, that was 4-the-love-of-God,-don’t-play-long-ball.

:lol:

King_Ghidra
13-06-2002, 08:35:14
#3 Night games

See how many matches you can win without the monitor turned on.

#4 The goalie's come up for the corner

Make your entire first eleven goalkeepers. Play whatever formation you like.

#5 Hitler youth

Only sign under 18 german players. Arrange a tour of Russia.

Snapcase
13-06-2002, 09:00:01
#6: Johan Mjällby Challenge

Use the retrain function to turn all your defenders into attacking midfielders or forwards, and vice versa.

Sean
13-06-2002, 09:11:33
#7: You’ll never win anything with kids.

Get a squad of entirely under-21 players, and keep that squad together, buying and selling no players, until they are thirty.

King_Ghidra
13-06-2002, 10:04:01
# 8 Thumbelina challenge

Win as many games as possible using only Japanese and Korean players and playing the long ball tactic

#9 Russian roulette

Play as any Russian team. Change every player's name to Vasily Rats. Now try and play normally.

Snapcase
13-06-2002, 10:16:32
#10: Surrealist Giraffe

Name your coach Pyramid Elephant. Change your formation so that the lines correspond to the shape of a melting Star of David that's been sawn in half. Buy an andorran player. Rename him "Calumnies" and retrain him as a centre half. Instruct him to constantly stand at the corner flag.

King_Ghidra
13-06-2002, 10:39:10
#11 Big Championship Brother Manager

Set your team a 'task' for the next game - win 5 headers, have 3 shots on goal, etc. Any players that do not complete the task must play in the reserves next week.

Sean
13-06-2002, 17:12:51
#12: Who?

Sell all of your players and use the auto-generated players in every match.

Sean
13-06-2002, 18:41:34
#12(a): Who, me?

As above, only give all of your players free transfers. Even staying employed should be a challenge.

Nav
13-06-2002, 19:14:32
13: No. No. No. Oh Go on.

Try not to play CM for one month.

Sean
13-06-2002, 19:15:56
Solution to #13: buy Morrowind (or GTA3, in deference to Nav).

Venom
17-06-2002, 13:45:43
Speaking of CM, what's the most you've ever been offered for a player?

I was just offered 81 million for one of my defenders.

King_Ghidra
17-06-2002, 15:06:56
you're playing with lira as the currency?

Venom
17-06-2002, 15:37:08
Lire Lire Lire.

Venom
17-06-2002, 16:08:32
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
you're playing with lira as the currency?

Own goal.

You know it's fancy Ls or pounds.

Sean
17-06-2002, 16:24:59
The most I have been offered is 36m. But I don’t sell players that are worth that much unless I have someone else lined up (which I usually do).

Venom
17-06-2002, 16:49:24
That's why I didn't sell him. Of course I should have because now the entire team hates him and the board have told me to sell him. Why didn't they tell me this 3 weeks ago so I could have sold him?

Sean
17-06-2002, 16:54:07
Oh, if a player is angling for a move I’d sell him. Keeps everybody happy, and you then have enough to sign a player just as good which makes everyone even happier, if he has a good rep.

Venom
17-06-2002, 17:26:30
He wants to stay. Everyone else hates him. I'm selling him, just got to wait for the right offer. I'm getting at least 50 million for him. I just have to find a replacement. Not easy to replace a man of his talent.

Sean
17-06-2002, 17:38:12
Yes it is, even for a defender. At least in 01/02, you could go for Cannavarro, Nesta, Radoi, Ferdinand, Ayala, Lucio, Thuram, etc. And if they habe retired, get their regens. 50m is enough to buy one and have plenty left over.

Venom
17-06-2002, 17:45:59
Those guys should be around. Starting to get old it's 04/05 now I think. But they should still be viable. Maybe I'll get 2. :D

Sean
17-06-2002, 17:49:08
Well, Nesta should be (looks at fingers) about 28, 29 ish. In his prime.

Radoi will still be about 26, if he is in 00/01. He is an excellent Romanian defender.

Venom
17-06-2002, 17:59:48
I will look for them. Of course I must time the sale correctly. Barcelona want him, but it looks like I'll play them in the Champions League. I want to make sure he's ineligible for that game.

Now if only Morientes and Montella would start scoring some damn goals.