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Adalari FK, A New Dawn.

A new Azeri clubs journey to the top of European football, hopefully.
Started on 5 March 2016 by C.J.Lippo
Latest Reply on 25 April 2016 by Jack
This is a really fun story and I have enjoyed reading it

Player of the Month - October

Arif Isayev

As September was a bit of a cluster f*#k as far as results went, Ive decided to skip straight to my player of the month for October, Arif Isayev.

Arif came to me towards the end of September with concerns about his lack of game time. I told him he would have to remain patient, keep working & his chance would come. The 30 year old responded maturely & resigned himself to proving his worth on training ground.

Whether or not he practises voodoo, I don't know, but the following week Alfredo Intriago was injured on duty with the Ecuador U20's side & Arif was handed his chance. Boy did he take it!

Match ratings of 8.3, 9.2, 8.7 & 7.9 in the month of October helping us to turn around our average form & proving that the old dog has fight in him yet!

Congratulations to Arif Isayev, a testament to how far a professional attitude & the ability to take a chance when one is handed to you can get you.

On this form, good luck getting back in the side Alfredo!

Not the best of Septembers, but the form in October must have been pleasing! Everything seems like it might be starting to click into place!
great player.......... and October was good
Gotta love these hidden gems that you find out through someone else's misfortune :P
Great month!
So I really love this concept but here is the big question. What got you the idea to do this??
2016-04-01 08:36#228233 MJK46 : So I really love this concept but here is the big question. What got you the idea to do this??

Well, that is a long story. I guess it started 2 or 3 FM's ago when I started a save with FC Baku (the club known as Red Bull Baki in this save) using one of the mega leagues downloads (may of been by Classen?).

I really enjoyed the challenge but found the league structure a tad boring, with only 10 teams playing each other twice & a fairly limited cup competition. That started me thinking about what I could do to make the competition more interesting. As an Australian, I really enjoy the finals format of the A-League & thought that would make things a little more interesting, so its in.

As far as the club goes, it really was just dumb luck that i stumbled across the Khazar Islands article which i found quite interesting. After quite a bit of reading about the plans for the city, i decided such an ambitious project would need an equally ambitious football team.

At the time, i was thinking of the rich middle eastern clubs like Al-Ain etc. & wondering what kind of players they could attract with the added lure of Champions league football. Nowdays, China is probably the best example of this though.

Anyway, to cut this all short, it was the combination of all 3 things that kind of put this all in motion. A lot of experimentation, a lot of compromises & here we are, giving it a go!

I just figured, i had found it interesting for so long, maybe others would too. So i decided to make a story out of it. :)
great idea, Chris.... that makes the league much more complicated and a little bit enjoyable


A lot of green this period as our form reversal continued.

We survived a very nervy cup tie with Ravan, neither side able to trouble the scoreboard in over 200 minutes of home & away football, resulting in progression by the barest of margins, 4-3 on penalties.

In the league, good wins over Qarabag, Qabala & Sumqayit City were balanced by slightly disappointing efforts against Xazar & Inter Baki but in all, I think we can be pleased with our results over the past 2 months.

Table & Stats

So, we shoot up to 3rd position, courtesy of our impressive form against our nearest rivals. Sumqayit still lead the way with a 4 point gap to Neftci while Qarabag slide out of the top 4 & sack their manager in the process.

Stats wise its Neftci & Sumqayit who dominate with Keirrison blasting his way to the top of the goal scoring charts & Ailton producing the 3rd highest average rating & topping the assists count.

On the home front, young forward, Bahattin Kose, shoots to the top of our scoring charts having capitalised on the injury to Roland Linz, impressively.

Overall Team Stats

At what is essentially the half way point of the season, I thought it would be an idea to show just how the team is performing overall.

As you can see, its our local talent leading the way with 4 of our top 5 performers being Azeri. Its a fact that I am extremely impressed by!

At the other end of the spectrum, the form of our captain, Sasa Yunisoglu, has been underwhelming to say the least, as has the form of Austrian striker, Roland Linz.


Once again, its mostly good news as the vast majority of players have been working their socks off.

In addition to his goal scoring feats, Bahattin Kose has impressed in training, developing at a fantastic rate, matched as well by the likes of Alfredo Intriago, Robert Burbano & Abdulla Abatsiyev. Pleasing news as it seems to be our young brigade leading the way.


With the January window now open, I'll drop it back to a monthly update so as to better account for our wheeling & dealing.

A busy little month it is too, with 7 games in all, 3 against Kapaz as we face them bith in the league & cup.

Games against Neftci & Qarabag stand out as key, given the tightness in the race for the European spots, & I will obviously be hoping to continue our good record against the better sides in the league whilst also improving on our performanaces against the "lesser likes."

Once again, I'll make no predictions just hope the good form continues. Wish me luck!

Player of the Month(s) - November & December

Bahattin Kose

Prior to November Bahattin was my 3rd, possibly even 4th, choice striker, having made very few appearances, most from the bench. All that changed with an injury sidelining Roland Linz & Pardis Farcad-Azad's lack of form meaning Dimitrij Nazarov was needed on the flank.

The 25 year old targetman took his chance with both hands, banging in 8 goals in as many appearances, shooting his way to the top of our goal scoring charts & confirming himself as my go to striker.

With Linz distinctly unimpressive, the wrong side of 30 & on a short term deal, Bahattin can expect to be one of the first players on the team sheet now days, consigning the Austrian to the bench as he drifts aimlessly towards retirement.

Congratulations to Bahattin Kose, yet another Azeri stepping up when he's needed the most! Long may it continue!

League forms improved massively man! Really enjoying this and hopefully you're well on the way to success!
Nice beat down of the city boys
Good Month Mate, Keep It Up!

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