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[FM14] Doing It Down Under! v2.0

Started on 25 July 2014 by Feliks
Latest Reply on 24 November 2014 by Feliks
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Zed Maybe with a little work

squirmy Me too!

TaT Thanks man, as am I!
Good luck in Poland degs. An interesting challenge

Pogon- Meet The Club

Before we get the rest of our season underway, let’s meet the Pogon squad and get a brief look at who this obscure, Polish club is.


MKS Pogon Szczecin are a professional football club playing in the Polish Ekstraklasa. The club was founded in 1948 by Poles who had been transferred to the west of Poland from Ukraine by the Soviet Union. The club had mild success up until 2002, when it was on the brink of bankruptcy. However, it was then bought out and renamed Pogon Szcescin. The club gained promotion to the Ekstraklasa in 2012/13 and have remained in Poland’s top flight ever since.


The Pogon squad is actually quite talented, and was expected to finish 8th but failed quite catastrophically so far. I’ll focus on the best players in the squad, starting with the key players.

Key Players

Marcin Robak
Position: Striker
Preferred Role: Target Man
Technical Strengths: Finishing, Penalty Taking, Heading
Mental Strengths: Determination, Aggression, Work Rate
Physical Strengths: Strength, Balance, Natural Fitness

My new Heskey! :)) Robak is the best player in the team and leading the Ekstraklasa goalscoring charts despite the team’s shoddy form. A good technical player and of course in the air, he will be my barometer.

Takuya Murayama
Position: Attacking Midfielder (Right)/MR
Preferred Role: Inside Forward
Technical Strengths: First Touch, Technique, Dribbling
Mental Strengths: Teamwork, Off the Ball, Creativity
Physical Strengths: Natural Fitness, Pace, Acceleration

The (hopefully) supply for Robak, Murayama has great technical ability, perfect for delivering through balls and crosses to big Marcin up front. He likes to play as an inside forward but will be used as a winger.

Takafumi Akahoshi
Position: Midfielder (Centre)/AMR, AMC
Preferred Role: Advanced Playmaker
Technical Strengths: Passing, Technique, First Touch
Mental Strengths: Creativity, Decisions, Anticipation
Physical Strengths: Balance, Agility, Stamina

Akahoshi is the second of my Japanese duo, and is the midfield linchpin. He has great awareness and can pick out passes very well, with great creativity and technique.

Radoslaw Janukiewicz
Position: Goalkeeper
Preferred Role: Goalkeeper
Technical Strengths: Reflexes, Throwing, Handling
Mental Strengths: Work Rate, Determination, Positioning
Physical Strengths: Strength, Natural Fitness, Acceleration

The man between the sticks will be vital, and he’s a good player to have there. Janukiewicz has good reflexes and is very good physically, hopefully he can stop goals on a regular basis.

Rest of the Squad

So welcome to the club! The rest of the November update is out tomorrow, so stay tuned!
Great update!
Wherever you go, you need a target man!
Good luck mate, Poland's a fun nation to manage in, I remember managing Piast Gliwice in my Poland story :P It's an exciting league :)
Interested to see who you bring in!
Seems like a decent squad!
Excited to see this squad develop under Sean-Paul's brilliant leadership!
Tallery Thanks :)

Walter It's a story requirement :))

Aaron I hope it's exciting, it seems to be pretty low scoring tho

Griffo Got to wait a bit, might do some dealings in January who knows

Joe It's under performing, actually quite a good squad

Squirmy Aw you :-X
Good update - looks like a decent squad, hopefully they play well as well.


Well, it might be random clicking on my story, but thankyou all for your views, no matter how many of them were purposeful or not. Onwards and upwards!
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9 yearsEdited

November- Bottom Of A Steep Hill

Takuya Murayama scored the only goal of my 2 matches in November

I arrived at Pogon in mid-November, and I only had 2 games to play until the month was over. Looking at the table, 13th out of 16th was bad to start with but it was magnified when I discovered that Pogon had lost their last 6 games, and 12 out of the last 14! It would be a daunting task to simply get a point with the team’s morale, let’s see how I did against Widzew and Lubin.

Pogon Szczecin vs Widzew Lodz

Pogon Starting XI- Janukiewicz, Brzyski, Piter-Bucko, Hernani, Tortosa, Golla, Akahoshi, Lawa, Wisniecki, Murayama, Robak
Piotr Kieruzel (Widzew)

My first match in charge of Pogon Szczecin was against midtable Widzew Lodz, a very average team capable of shutting opponents down. At our home ground, Floriana Krygeria, the fans showed a lot of support for me and seemed to spur our team on. However, no-one could break the stalemate despite some hits on the crossbar. Our counter-attacking play was broken up by Widzew, who defended marvellously. Against a team above us, I think this was a positive performance, and I don’t expect immediate fireworks. Piotr Kieruzel won the man of the match award with a great display in defence for the Lodz outfit.

Zaglebie Lubin vs Pogon Szczecin

Pogon Starting XI- Janukiewicz, Brzyski, Piter-Bucko, Hernani, Tortosa, Golla, Akahoshi, Lawa, Pietruszka, Murayama, Robak
Korzym 34’
Korzym 35’
Murayama 52’
Maciej Korzym (Lubin)

A very big task lay ahead of me, as we travelled to Lubin to play the second placed team on the table, just behind Legia. We started well, and had a lot of possession in the first 30 minutes. However, a lapse in concentration led to Lubin spearhead Maciej Korzym scoring an easy finish after 34 minutes, and it was evident that heads were dropping because he scored again just a minute later. At half time, I reassured the boys they were doing fine and they were a new team after the break, with Murayama’s goal giving us a slimmer of hope. But Lubin then went into ultra-defensive mode, meaning we closed out the game 2-1. It was a great result to be honest, a good effort away from home against a quality side.

We currently sit in 15th, firmly inside the relegation zone, and it seems that we are destined to be battling it out inside the relegation championship. I just need to get these guys into form so we can survive the mini-league relegation, and then I can rebuild next season.

Wojciech Golla

The young defensive midfielder, brimming with potential, was the best player over the course of a disappointing month. He managed to maintain good defensive discipline despite the onslaughts and kept the team steady and solid from defensive midfield.

Next time is my first full monthly review! Join me then on Pogon: Polska Power!
Love the graphics, results not so much - but I'm sure SPL will improve the team's fortunes!
Graphics on point good luck in Polanddd

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