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[FM13]Let The Underdog's Rule

Started on 21 December 2013 by No1VillaFan / First Post
Latest Reply on 22 December 2013 by bebero / Last Post
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Editors Notes

As I am enjoying my Arsenal Story so much I thought it would be nice to run a secondary story that is a little bit different. So I am a little known English Manager looking to take a team in a country that does not have success that much in Europe.



Maloney Injury ends career


Aston Villa reserve striker Tom Maloney today announced his retirement from playing football after breaking his leg in a reserves match against West Brom. Maloney who came through the youth system at Villa Park was thought to be close to moving up to the First Team.

When asked what he would do he said he was going to get his coaching license and then move abroad to manage.

More on this when we get it.

Maloney gains Qualification!


Tom Maloney today gained his Continental 'A' grade coaching badge today meaning he can now manage a team.

Maloney has also been offered 3 jobs.

Offer 1

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Gy?ri ETO FC is a football club from the city of Gy?r in Hungary. They are best known for reaching the semi-finals of the European Cup 1964-65. The club has won the Hungarian League four times. In 1904 the club was founded as Gy?ri Vagongyár ETO and has undergone many name changes since. The colours of the club are green and white.

Gy?r reached the Hungarian First Division in 1937. However, in the 1937-38 season they finished 13th and they were relegated to the second division. In 1946 the club again reached the first division and this time they played 10 consecutive seasons in the Hungarian League. However, in 1955 they were relegated again. They reached the first league in 1958 but they were relegated again. Their next comeback was in 1960 and they have never been relegated since.

The home of the club is the multi-purpose stadium ETO Park. It was opened in 2008 as a replacement for Stadion ETO. Its capacity is 16,000 but if necessary the stadium can be expanded in order to host 30,000 spectators. The stadium complex also includes three grass practice pitches and one synthetic practice pitch, as well as two indoor pitches. A hotel can be found next to the pitch. The stadium can also host cultural events such as concerts and exhibitions. The style of the stadium is 'a la English' that is open at the corners.

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The stadium is also home to the national team of Hungary. On 3 March 2010 Hungary drew with Russia in a friendly match. 16,000 spectators attended the match.

On 29 February Hungary hosted Bulgaria in a friendly match. Although Szalai scored in the 42nd minute, a late equalizer was delivered by Bozhinov.

The supporters of the club are mainly from the city of Gy?r and the neighbouring area. However,the club have supporters from all over the country. Gy?r are in rivalry with neighbouring clubs such as Szombathelyi Haladás, Zalaegerszeg. However, the club's main rivals are the clubs from Budapest since Gy?r were competing for the championship titles with Ferencváros and Budapest Honvéd in the early 1980s. Currently the club are in rivalry with the most successful clubs of the country such as Debrecen and Videoton

Offer 2

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Hapoel Tel Aviv Football Club is an Israeli football club based in Tel Aviv. The club currently competes in the Israeli Premier League and plays its home matches at the Bloomfield Stadium. To date, the club has won thirteen championships and sixteen State Cups. In 1967 Hapoel Tel Aviv became the first club to win the Asian Club Championships. Since 1995 the club competes in European club competitions, and has the highest rank among all Israeli clubs, with some outstanding achievements, such as wins against Chelsea, Milan, Hamburg, Paris Saint-Germain, Rangers, and Celtic.

Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. was originally established in 1923, but was disbanded soon after. The club was re-formed in 1925, and then for a third time in May 1926. In 1927 the club merged with Allenby F.C., giving the club its modern form. It is part of the Hapoel sports association which was affiliated with the Histadrut trade union, and supporters of the club were often referred to as communists.

In 1928 the club reached the Palestine Cup final (the first one to be recognised by the Israel Football Association). Although they beat Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 2–0, Hapoel fielded an ineligible player, resulting in the cup being shared.

The 1933–34 saw the club win the double, finishing as champions of the Palestine League, winning every match, the only Israeli club to have achieved such a feat, and winners of the cup, beating local rivals Maccabi Tel Aviv 3–2 in the final. The 1934–35 season saw Hapoel led the league table, but the championship was abandoned and they were not declared champions.[5] The 1937–38 season ended the same way, with Hapoel top of the league, but the season abandoned. In the meantime, the club won the cup again in 1937, 1938 and 1939, and remain the only club to have won the trophy in three successive seasons (although the Royal Air Force won it four years in a row between 1924 and 1927, pre-1928 wins are not recognised by the IFA.

Following Israeli independence, Hapoel joined the new Israeli League. They won the title in 1956–57 and the State Cup in 1961, beating Hapoel Petah Tikva 2–1.

After playing at three different stadiums, the club moved to Bloomfield Stadium in 1962. The stadium, located in Jaffa, is an upgraded version of the older stadium called "Basa". The first match at the new Bloomfield was played on 12 December 1962 against FC Twente, the game ending in a 1–1 draw. The stadium is currently shared with city rivals Maccabi (who moved to the ground in 2000) and Bnei Yehuda (since 2004).

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The team is the standard-bearer of the Israeli left. It was the last club to cut formal links with politics, in this case the trade union movement and Labour Party. At home matches the fans, known as ultras hapoel, unroll banners emblazoned with the face of Che Guevara, and banners with the political slogan "Workers of the world, unite!" The club has relationships with FC St. Pauli and Omonia Nicosia.

A Haaretz poll published on June 2011 identified Hapoel Tel Aviv as the second most popular football team among Israeli Arabs, behind Maccabi Haifa.

Another survey had been conducted in March 2012 by Yedioth showed that Hapoel is the fourth most popular team among Israeli football fans (nineteen percent). Same survey revealed that thirty-two percent of Tel Aviv residents support the team.

Offer 3

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MFK Košice is a professional Slovak first division football club based in Košice. The club, founded in 1952, won the Slovak League twice, the Slovak Cup four times and the Czechoslovak Cup once. The most successful era of the club has been in 70's and 90's years of past century which they have spent mostly in the top tier of Czechoslovak and Slovak Football. The club have had two the UEFA Euro 1976 champions namely Dušan Galis and Jaroslav Pollák.

The first club in the city was founded in 1903 as Kassai AC; Slovak: Košický Atletický Klub; Hungarian: Kassai Atlétikai Club. The club's colours were blue and yellow. In 10's years past century the club competed in Championship of Hungarian country. In 1909 Kassai AC won this Championship. Later they played in eastern group in Slovak-Subcarpathian division during four years 1935-1938. In 1939-40 the club played Hungarian League I. Most successful Kassai AC players were Szaniszló, Ši?ovský, Drotár brothers, Klein, Lebenský, Dráb, Pásztor and others. Many years the club was settled at stadium on Sokoljevova Street with capacity 16,000 spectators. The stadium was often full. After ended World War II three city's clubs Kassai AC, Kassai Törekvés and ?sŠK were fused to one club named Jednota Košice. Jednota began played Czechoslovak League since 1945. In first season they ended league as fourth in Group B. It was nice success at the time.

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Stadium in city district ?erme? is a multi-use stadium in Košice, Slovakia. It is currently used mostly for football matches as the home ground of MFK Košice since 1997. The stadium holds 10,787 (8,787 seated) spectators and was built in 1970. Initially was the stadium used by Lokomotíva Košice and 1.FC Košice (now MFK) there are playing since 1997. The Slovakia national football team there played a few matches, but the stadium does not meet UEFA criteria for international events today. The club planned construction of the new stadium for 20,000 spectators in neighbourhood of the old not used Všešportový areál stadium. The estimated cost of the stadium is €28 million. However, the construction was not launched and it is not clear when it starts.

So there are three choices which one should I go for.
All seem really interesting, i'd go with Hapoel Tel Aviv if I were you. Not seen many people do an Israeli team, plus their stadium looks pretty cool ;)
MFK Košice for meeee, and good update! :)
MFK Košice!, will be following either team you choose
Nick - Thanks man I was thinking of them too but they are the most well known

Lucas - much appreciated 3 countries not many stories too

Team Lift - Thanks for your input. Glad you will be following going to announce it soon

Maloney Calls Press Conference


Tom Maloney has just sat down for a press conference. We think he is about to announce he has accepted a job, but it has been a top secret as to which job he has accepted.

'I would like to thank all of you for coming' Said Maloney addressing the assembled media. 'I understand your not here really to find out where I am going to be managing but more to find out how I am. I was in hospital for a long time after having my leg broken. I have no hard feelings towards Shane Long as it was a freak accident.' A tearful Tom said.



'But I have now finally got my Continental A License and I am pleased to announce that I have agreed to manage in the country of Israel. I can not wait to manage Hapoel Tel-Aviv and to become the first English manager in Israel. This is an exciting proposition and my aim is to win the Israeli League.' Said Maloney

'I was so excited when I went over to Tel-Aviv to look at the ground, youth facilities and meet the chairman. I will have full control of everything and hope to get the fans behind me as soon as I can.' Maloney now smiling posed for the camera's then said 'Right time to go and catch my flight'

Tom Maloney has signed a 1 year deal to start with and will have limited funds available for transfers, if he wants more he will have to sell to have more.

Thats it for now next update will be soon.
Good luck mate, looking forward to a bit of a change!

Key Men


As Tom Maloney got to see his new office he had asked to see 3 players who he thought will be very important this season.

Key - Red -Tom Maloney
Blue - Fit Secratary
Green - Eric Djemba-Djemba

Purple - Omer Damari

Orange - Gilli Vermouth



(Picks up the phone to his secratary) who is a former Isreali armywoman.


Hi, can you call Omer, Gilli and Eric to my office please, and what are you wearing.... Sorry dont answer that until later I have important work to do first.

Ok Mr. Maloney, I will call them now, and a low cut top and a short ski.....oh save it until later ok. (hangs up)

(After 10 minutes a knock at the door)

Come in please.
(Door Opens and all three come in)

WOW the secratary is fit!

Yes I know now to football issues. As I am new here I think that you three players are the most important to the team this season, Omer you are going to be the guy to lead the line in a new 4-4-2 formation. I think this will work with Eric, who has bags of experiance playing for Man Utd and Aston Villa in a holding role. Eric you will be this season's club captain and Gilli you will be the Vice Captain. I have gone for you because I beleive you and Eric can make a good partnership in midfield, you will play Attacking Midfield and Eric you will be Defensive midfield.

Oh my are you for real??!!! you are going to make me captain! I promise you I will not let you down and I can't wait to lead the boys out.

You are making Eric Captain? Are you taking the piss!!! There are far better players to make captain than Eric.

Like who Omer?

Ermmm, Ermmmm I dont know

GET OUT!
(Omer storms out slamming the managers door calling Eric a Prick)

Thanks boss and for the record I think me and Eric will be a awesome pairing, I cant thank you enough for the chance.

That is ok now go back and train and good luck in your new roles.
:O Dat Sexratary!
tk - loool yeah awesome aint she, it was part of my contract obv
Well... DAT PICTURE THOUGH! :))

Tel-Aviv Sign Three Players


Hopoel Tel Aviv's English Manager Tom Maloney today announced 3 signings for his team. Two on free transfers but one which cost the whole of Maloney's budget.

Saliou Ciss - 375,000 From Tromso
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Saliou Ciss (born 15 September 1989) is a Senegalese footballer who currently plays as a left back for Valenciennes.

Ciss received his footballing education at the Diambars academy in Senegal. Following his graduation, he joined Serigne Kara, a fellow graduate, at Tromsø prior to the 2010 season. He made his Tippeligaen debut as a substitute against Brann on 5 May 2010. Ciss was loaned to Tromsø from Diambars for two years, before Tromsø announced on June 20, 2011 that they had activated a clause in Ciss' contract. Ciss then moved to Hapoel Tel-Aviv for 375,000.



Roni Porokara - Free - Unattached
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Roni Porokara (born 12 December 1983) is a Finnish international football player, who currently plays for FC Honka in the Veikkausliiga. Porokara is the first Jewish player in the Finnish national team since 1949.

On 13 April 2005, Porokara made his only appearance for the Finnish under-21 side in a friendly match against their Estonian counterparts. His full national team debut came a year later on 25 May 2006 in a friendly against Sweden. Porokara was a late substitute and only got a minute on the pitch. In 11/8/2010 Porokara scored the winning goal against Belgium in friendly game.


Marius Constantin
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Marius Marcel Constantin (born 25 October 1984) is a Romanian football player.

He was transferred at Rapid from FC Bra?ov in 2004. Constantin is known for receiving many yellow and red cards during his career.

On 31 August, Marius Constantin started training with Liga I club, SC Vaslui, and on 8 September he signed a three-year contract with the Moldavian team. Three days later, Constantin made his competitive debut for Vaslui, in a 3-1 home win against Dinamo Bucure?ti.

He made his international debut on 27 May 2004 in a match against Éire.

On 25 March 2008 he was decorated by the president of Romania, Traian B?sescu for the results on Qualifying to EURO 2008 and qualification to UEFA Euro 2008 Group C with Medalia "Meritul Sportiv" — (The Medal "The Sportive Merit") class III.


So Tom Maloney has bought 3 players in and he thinks that is all he needs, Mark Gonzalex and John Flanagon just could not agree to join Tel-Aviv.
Nice singing . Marius Constantin nice player .
Good luck !
510 - yeah my secratery is hot

bebero - yeah amazingly he was available for free so i had to get him and cb is a place im light in

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