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Can Stubbs Conquer Skopje

Started on 7 January 2016 by WeAreFev
Latest Reply on 8 January 2016 by WeAreFev
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The Save

Hello fellow FMscouters! I've been planning on a new save to write a story on for FM16. I wanted to do the San Marino Challenge but it's too common and too many people have already done it.
So I’ve decided on doing a twist on the challenge. Basically it will be the same format take the national team to the best in the world, as well as a club side. The club side I have chosen is Metalurg Skopje and the challenge will to be make Skopje the best place on earth.

Along with the save I will be running a list of challenges I would like to complete which can be found below.


National Side
•Win 1 match
•Win 5 matches
•Win 25 matches
•Win a half century of games
•Win a century of games
•Beat a team in the top 40 in the world
•Beat a team in the top 20 in the world
•Beat the top ranked nation
•Qualify for the Euros
•Qualify for the 1st round
•Reach the Semi-Finals
•Reach the Final
•Win the Final
•Qualify for the World Cup
•Qualify for the 1st round
•Reach the Semi-Finals
•Reach the Final
•Win the Final
•Win the Confederation Cup
•Enter the top 50 in the world
•Enter the top 25 in the world
•Become the best nation in the world

Domestic Side
•Register the first win in charge
•Finish in the top half of the league
•Win the league
•Win the cup
•Do the double

Wish me luck!
Good luck!
Griffo - Thanks!

Meeting the Squad

During the first training session I noticed a few stand out players but age wasn't on their side and with the lack of players in the squad i'm going to have to rely on the youth we have. The youth players aren't all that good so this first season will be tough.

Miles is one of the boys whose age is getting the better over him but he looks like he's going toe a pinnacle player for me this season. With his stats he should be able to dominated the centre of the pitch and build the platform our strikers and wide men need.

At first glance Risto looked to be the best player at the club. a few areas of his game need to be worked on but the that will come with time. The stats he posses makes me want to keep him for as long as possible and maybe one day he will get his first national cap under me.

With Stojan being the number 1 here at Skopje I have to put my faith in him, he is not the best in the stats department for a keeper but with the defence I have in front of him we shouldn't be worrying too much. Stojan in 32 years old now so he's at the peak of his career I will be looking at bringing some new in, in the next season or 2 to replace him at number 1.

Finally Dan, He looks to potentially be one of the best players at this club, or maybe he has the ability to make a move to a bigger European team. I want to use Dan to attack the opposition's full back fast and hard. He has the speed and stamina to keep it up all game which should give us the front foot in games.

The Transfers

Both these boys have been brought into play alongside Risto in the heart of defence this is an area which i thought needed some strength and bulk as i want to build my team from the back as defence wins games.

At the end of the friendlies no players have yet left the club as we need to keep as many players for squad depth.

The Friendlies

Skopje v Dnipro - -1-3
- Danoski

Petrotub v Skopje - - 4-0

Vitosha Bistritsa v Skopje - - 1-0

Makedonija GP v Skopje - - 2-1
- Trajkovski and Bujcevski

Teteks v Skopje - - 1-0

During the friendlies we did come up against some good sides with good players but our main downfall was the lack of fitness. This will be one of my focus at the start of the season; tailor the training so we have better fitness and maybe bring some fitness coaches in. But for now the staff I have the club will stay and no new staff will come in.

Season Preview

League Position - 4th
Cup Round - Quarter Finals

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