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FM Scout: The Hunger Games (FM18)

Started on 30 March 2018 by Justice
Latest Reply on 15 September 2018 by Justice
Really hoped Croatia would go to the European Championship.

Having 2 league titles already isn't to bad... hoping on a big move soon where I will have playing time in a tougher league.

UEFA European Championship 2020 Group E

It is time for us to look at Group E. Denmark's duo of Mikkel Bie & Phillip Budtz were representatives ourselves, and they would be battling it out against our very own Johan Eriksson of Sweden in this group. The two sides were likely to battle it out for second, with Belgium favourites for top spot, but who would come out on top?

Group E

Sweden Scraped Second Place While Denmark Missed Out On Progression

Game 1
Sweden 3-1 Denmark - 14/06/2020
Aviva Stadium (Dublin, Ireland) | Attendance: 51,700

Starting XI (4-4-2): Johnsson; Wahlqvist, Jansson, Lindelöf, Augustinsson; Eliasson, Fransson (35'), Hiljemark (62'), Forsberg ; Isak (67'), Guidetti x2
Subs Used: Ekdal (35'), Tibbling (62'), Ishak (67')

Starting XI (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Sørensen, Kjær (67'), Christensen, Durmisi; Sisto, Hivdt, Delaney, Eriksen ; Jørgensen (76'), Dolberg (76')
Subs Used: Vestergaard (67'), Budtz (76'), Poulsen (76')

The big rival game kicked off the group, and Christian Eriksen immediately got Denmark to a good start with a first minute goal. Sweden did not hold back, however, and their pressing game yielded goals. Emil Forsberg leveled the score after twenty minutes, and Guidetti put the Swedes in front five minutes later. Guidetti grabbed his second of the game, to secure Sweden's win, in the second half.

Game 2

Denmark 2-1 Hungary - 17/06/2020
Aviva Stadium (Dublin, Ireland) | Attendance: 51,700

Starting XI (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Sørensen, Vestergaard, Christensen, Durmisi; Sisto , Hivdt, Delaney, Eriksen ; Jørgensen (62'), Dolberg (79')
Subs Used: Budtz (62'), Poulsen (79')

Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Gulácsi; Korcsmár, Lang, Causic, Romic; Kalmár , Nagy; Kleinheisler, Sallai, Szalai; Balogh (51')
Subs Used: Adorján (51')

Denmark were back to winning ways, with their talisman Christian Eriksen the hero once again. Kalmár opened the scoring for Hungary in the sixth minute, but Pione Sisto soon leveled the score. Christian Eriksen curled in a wonderful free kick after thirty minutes to decide the game.

Belgium 2-1 Sweden - 17/06/2020
Hampden Park (Glasgow, Scotland) | Attendance: 51,866

Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Castagne, Denayer, Vertonghen, J. Lukaku; De Bruyne (56'), Imbula ; Bailey, Januzaj, Hazard (84'); R. Lukaku (71')
Subs Used: Nainggolan (56'), Mertens (71'), Origi (84')

Starting XI (4-4-2): Johnsson; Wahlqvist, Jansson, Lindelöf, Augustinsson; Eliasson, Fransson, Hiljemark (54'), Forsberg ; Isak (78'), Guidetti
Subs Used: Tibbling (54'), Ishak (78')

This game was a thriller! Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring from close range, but Emil Forsberg popped up with a long range effort to level the game. With just minutes remaining, Giannelli Imbula powered a low header in to the bottom corner from a set piece to earn Belgium all three points.

Game 3

Belgium 3-1 Denmark - 22/06/2020
Aviva Stadium (Dublin, Ireland) | Attendance: 51,700

[ Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Castagne, Denayer, Vertonghen, J. Lukaku; De Bruyne , Imbula (78'); Bailey x2, Januzaj, Hazard (78'); R. Lukaku
Subs Used: Nainggolan (78'), Origi (78')

Starting XI (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Sørensen, Kjær, Christensen, Durmisi; Sisto, Hivdt, Delaney, Eriksen; Jørgensen , Dolberg (51')
Subs Used: Budtz (51')

It was a game where Denmark needed a point to qualify, but they just could not get it. A goal either side of half time from Leon Bailey put Belgium in control, and Kevin De Bruyne's free kick sealed the win. Nicolai Jørgensen got one back for Denmark, but it was a disappointing end to a disappointing campaign for the Danes.

Hungary 2-1 Sweden - 22/06/2020
Hampden Park (Glasgow, Scotland) | Attendance: 51,866

Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Gulácsi; Korcsmár, Lang, Causic, Romic ; Kalmár, Nagy; Kleinheisler, Sallai, Szalai ; Balogh
Subs Used: None

Starting XI (4-4-2): Johnsson; Wahlqvist, Jansson, Lindelöf, Augustinsson; Eliasson, Fransson, Hiljemark (50'), Forsberg; Isak , Guidetti (61')
Subs Used: Tibbling (50'), Ishak (61')

It was a very tense first half, but the game sprung to life in the second. Isak opened the scoring for Sweden, but Hungary fought back. Szalai and Romic struck to earn a win for Hungary. Sweden, however, had still progress to the knockout stages.

UEFA Euros Last 16 Preview

With Denmark failing to qualify for the knockout rounds, two of our players have seen their Euro campaigns come to an end. Commiserations to Mikkel Bie & Phillip Budtz, who saw their side crash out after placing bottom of their group. Bie failed to make a single appearance as Schmeichel commanded the goalkeeper spot, while Budtz earned three substitute appearances. Not bad for the youngster.

That means three of our players progressed to the knockout rounds:

Players In Euro Knockout Rounds
Holland | Sybe van der Putten
Sweden | Johan Eriksson
Wales | Lewie Roberts

UEFA European Championship Last 16 Preview

Wales Face Portugal, Sweden Draw Italy & Holland Play Iceland

It was a mixed bag of fortune for our players in the Euros. Lewie Roberts & Wales would have to face reigning champions Portugal, lead by the still-playing Cristiano Ronaldo. For Johan Eriksson & Sweden, a tough contest against Italy awaited. Sybe van der Putten & Holland will have been delighted with getting Iceland in the knockout rounds, and they saw the opponents as a walk over.

Would all three of our contestants make it to the quarter finals? Find out sooooon!
just because his the son of a legend doesnt mean he is the same legend aother example jordi crufy
Well done guys!
Let's hope we don't do an England

UEFA European Championship 2020 Last 16

The group stage had come and gone, with much excitement, and the knockout stages were upon us! Let's see how our three remaining representatives fared in the last sixteen.

Last 16

Wales & Sweden Were Eliminated While Holland Progressed

Portugal 2-0 Wales - 27/06/2020
San Mamés (Bilbao, Spain) | Attendance: 58,666

Starting XI (4-1-2-1-2): Patício; N. Semedo (72'), Dias, R. Semedo, Guerreiro; Carvalho; A. Silva, Sanches; B. Silva (56'); A. Silva , Ronaldo (61')
Subs Used: Jota (56'), Guedes (61'), Pereira (72')

Starting XI (4-4-2): Maxwell; Gunter, Chester, Walsh, Dummett; Edwards, Ramsey (56'), Huws, Lawrence (61'); L. Roberts (67'), Vokes
Subs Used: J. Williams (56'), Wilson (61'), Bradshaw (67')

This game was over before it even started. Wales manager Ryan Giggs truly f*cked over his side by choosing not to start any of his key players. Ben Davies, Harry Wilson, Gareth Bale and Ben Woodburn were all benched, and the lack of quality showed on the pitch. Cristiano Ronaldo ran the show, setting up André Silva for Portugal's opening goal, before Ronaldo himself added to the score. Lewie Roberts lead Wales' line well, but couldn't find a way to penetrate a strong Portugal defence. Ryan Giggs lost this game for Wales, yet somehow kept his job after.

Italy p0-0 Sweden - 30/06/2020
Puskás Ferenc Stadion (Budapest, Hungary) | Attendance: 67,000

Starting XI (4-3-1-2): Donnarumma; Zappacosta, Bonucci, Rugani, Emerson ; Jorginho, Verratti (57'), Gagliardini (51'); Bonaventura; Insigne, Zaza (57')
Subs Used: Barella (51'), Pellegrini (57'), Belotti (57')

Starting XI (4-4-2): Carlgren; Wahlqvist (73'), Lindelöf, Augustinsson; Eliasson (45'), Hiljemark, Tibbling, Forsberg; Guidetti (62'), Isak
Subs Used: Sema (45'), Ishak (62'), Tinnerholm (73')

Such a tense game, neither team gave up any ground. Lorenzo Insigne was the magic spark in Italy's team, but his shooting was off. The game ground out to a 0-0 draw, with Emerson being sent off in the final minute of normal time. No goals were scored in extra time, and the game moved to a penalty shootout. Donnarumma saved two Sweden penalties to help Italy progress to the next round.

Iceland 1-2 Holland - 27/06/2020
Johan Cruijff ArenA (Amsterdam, Holland) | Attendance: 65,000

Starting XI (4-4-1-1): Rúnarsson; Johannesson, Hermannsson , Fjóluson (23'), Magnússon (72'); Guðmundsson, Bjarnason, Gunnarsson, Traustason; Sigurðsson; Böðvarsson (66')
Subs Used: Ingason (23'), Finnbogason (66'), Skúlason (72')

Starting XI (4-4-1-1): Zoet; Tete (66'), van Dijk, de Ligt, Blind; Promes , van Ginkel (58'), Strootman, Depay; Hendrix ; van der Putten (87')
Subs Used: Wijnaldum (58'), Karsdorp (66'), Dost (87')

It was a game which Holland were expected to win comfortably, and they started well. Daley Blind picked out Hendrix with a deep cross in the fourth minute, with the latter controlling the ball on his chest before sliding his shot in to the back of the net. Quincy Promes doubled Holland's lead as he cut in from the right and smashed a low shot in to the bottom corner with his left foot. Hermannsson got one back for Iceland, but Holland held on to win.

Quarter Final Draw

Holland Would Face Poland In The Quarter Finals

Sybe van der Putten was our only representative left going in to the quarter finals, and his Holland side would face a dangerous Poland. The other six teams were all serious contenders for the trophy, so Holland certainly got a lucky draw!
Well done on getting dicked Wales

UEFA Euro 2020 Quarter Finals

Sybe van der Putten & Holland were on a mission to challenge for top honours in the European Championship, and a quarter final fixture against Poland was favourable. Could they get the win expected of them?

Quarter Finals

Holland Recorded A Very Narrow Victory Over Poland To Progress

Poland 0-1 Holland - 03/07/2020

Starting XI (4-4-2): Szczesny; Bereszynski, Glik, Dawidowicz, Gumny; Kittel, Krychowiak, Linetty, Kaputska (56'); Sobiech (45'), Milik (61')
Subs Used: Teodorczyk (45'), Zyro (56'), Stepinski (61')

Starting XI (4-4-1-1): Zoet; Karsdorp, van Dijk, de Vrij, Blind; El Ghazi, van Ginkel, Strootman (67'), Promes; Vilhena (83'); van der Putten (72')
Subs Used: Wijnaldum (67'), Dost (72'), Janssen (83')

Sybe van der Putten was the Dutch hero, as he scored the only goal of the game early on. Strootman's through ball put van der Putten one-on-one, and he was cool with his lofted finish.

Poland looked to threaten, but failed to score as the Dutch defence remained solid. The team in orange held strong and were resilient and performed excellently to book a place in the semi finals.

Semi Final Preview

Holland Would Face Belgium In The Semi Finals

What a clash that was set to be! Rivals going toe-to-toe in the semi finals when Belgium meet Holland. The winner would face either Spain or Germany in the final. Would Sybe van der Putten & Holland go on to reach the final?
2018-05-03 12:05#249174 Aaron : Well done on getting dicked Wales

I blame Giggs.

UEFA Euro 2020 Semi Finals

Sybe van der Putten & Holland were on a mission to challenge for top honours in the European Championship, and a semi final fixture against Belgium was set to be an absolute fire cracker. Could they book a place in the final?

Semi Finals

Belgium Ran Out As Comfortable Winners

Belgium 2-0 Holland - 07/07/2020
Wembley (London, England) | Attendance: 90,000

Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Castagne, Denayer, Boyata, J. Lukaku (66'); Tielemans (45'), Witsel; Bailey x2, De Bruyne, Origi; R. Lukaku (66')
Subs Used: Imbula (45'), Bolingoli (66'), Batshuayi (66')

Starting XI (4-1-4-1): Zoet; Tete, de Ligt, de Vrij, Blind; Hoedt; Promes, Wijnaldum, Strootman (66'), Depay (45'); van der Putten (45')
Subs Used: Kluivert (45'), Janssen (45'), van Ginkel (66')

Holland were totally outclassed, in truth. Belgium had world class players in every attacking position, and were in confident mood. They failed to score in the first half, but the Belgians broke the deadlock shortly after half time. Leon Bailey cut inside from the right and his left-footed shot crept in to the far corner.

Bailey added his second in the final few minutes of the game with a driven near post strike, following a quick moving counter attack. Belgium had booked their place in the final, at the expense of Sybe van der Putten & Holland.

Knockout Round Review

Belgium Were Crowned European Champions

Following their defeat of Holland, Belgium went on to win the competition. A narrow 1-0 win against Spain at Wembley was enough, as Romelu Lukaku scored the decisive goal. It was a deserved trophy for Belgium, and manager Roberto Martínez received plenty of praise for his work.


Antoine Griezmann Was The Best Player Of The Euros

France's Antoine Griezmann proved to be the best player of the tournament, for two consecutive editions. His seven goals in four games was enough to earn him the Golden Boot, while Belgium dominated the Dream Team.

15th July 2020

Season three has come and gone, and what a season it was! A number of our players were involved in the UEFA European Championship, with one even playing in the semi finals. Others were successful at club level, with awards and trophies being won.

Here we take a look at the attribute profiles, season stats and transfer status of each player.

Just remember, no player will face elimination in the first three seasons as the young players look to develop their skills. However, bonuses will still be awarded.

Season Three Review (2019/2020)

Season Three was a major season for many players, with a number of players even making it as far as playing for their country in the UEFA European Championship.

We shall go through the points earned by each player, by each team and the value of each player after season one. Bonuses to CA, PA and reputation will be awarded to the winner of each chart.

Please remember that no team shall be eliminated in either of the first three seasons. So, even if your player gets 0 points in the first few seasons, there's no need to worry. This is just a warm up while your players develop some sort of skill.

Player Points

1. Han Cock - 277.820
2. Dick Trickle - 184.815
3. Sybe van der Putten - 148.038
4. John Warrington - 135.960
5. Josh Drake - 121.450
6. Lewie Roberts - 118.512
7. Phillip Budtz - 114.38
8. Genie - 106.325
9. Nininho - 102.540
10. Gerard Hoedjes - 100.110
11. Johan Eriksson - 93.905
12. Zander Yeks - 93.565
13. Mikkel Bie - 91.705
14. Benjaminho Sy - 83.165
15. Harry Potter - 79.502
16. Scott Tyson - 79.469
17. Alexandre Leblacnc - 74.240
18. Hercule Pretorius - 70.730
19. Stam - 55.626
20. Hans Down - 51.975

It was another fantastic season for Han Cock who finished in first place. He was aided by winning the European Golden Boy award, as well as as being part of the Serie A Team of the Season, and winning the Coppa Italia. The season saw a significant improvement to almost every player, and it would (surely) not be long before every player scores a minimum of 100 points per season. Han Cock will receive a CA boost ahead of the new season.

Team Points

1. Team One: 396.332
-. Han Cock | 277.820
-. Lewie Roberts | 118.512

2. Team Nine: 287.355
-. Dick Trickle | 184.815
-. Nininho | 102.540

3. Team Three: 241.603
-. Zander Yeks | 93.565
-. Sybe van der Putten | 148.038

4. Team Four: 219.125
-. John Warrington | 135.960
-. Benjaminho Sy | 83.165

5. Team Five: 215.355
-. Johan Eriksson | 93.905
-. Josh Drake | 121.450
6. Team Ten: 180.565
-. Alexandre Leblanc | 74.240
-. Genie | 106.325

7. Team Six: 179.579
-. Gerard Hoedjes | 100.110
-. Scott Tyson | 79.469

8. Team Two: 166.355
-. Hans Down | 51.975
-. Phillip Budtz | 114.380

9. Team Eight: 150.232
-. Hercule Pretorius | 70.730
-. Harry Potter | 79.502

10. Team Seven: 147.331
-. Mikkel Bie | 91.705
-. Stam | 55.626

Once again, Han Cock & Lewie Roberts are the winners of season 3! The two collected the most combined points, and will receive a Potential Ability boost ahead of the next season.

Most Valuable Player

1. Han Cock - £57M
2. Dick Trickle - £41M
3. Sybe van der Putten - £36M
4. John Warrington - £19.25M
5. Harry Potter - £17.5M
6. Alexandre Leblanc - £16.5M
7. Stam - £14.75M
8. Benjaminho Sy - £13.5M
=. Scott Tyson - £13.5M
10. Gerard Hoedjes - £10M
=. Phillip Budtz - £10M
12. Johan Eriksson - £9M
13. Nininho - £7.5M
14. Zander Yeks - £7M
15. Hercule Pretorius - £6.75M
16. Josh Drake - £6.5M
17. Lewie Roberts - £5.25M
18. Hans Down - £4.4M
19. Mikkel Bie - £3.3M
20. Genie - £1.9M

Congratulations to Han Cock for being the Most Valuable Player of the season! His value was boosted by his personal success, while a number of other players also saw their values soar. Everybody saw their value increase, with a number of players being valued over £10M each.

Trophy Wins

Continental Competitions
CONCACAF Champions League | Zander Yeks | Pumas
UEFA Super Cup | Sybe van der Putten | Manchester City

League Competitions
MaxTV Prva hrvatska nogometna liga | Dick Trickle | GNK Dinamo Zagreb

Cup Competitons
Hrvatski nogometni kup | Dick Trickle | GNK Dinamo Zagreb

League Competitons
EFL Championship | John Warrington | Reading

Cup Competitions
EFL Cup | EFL Cup | Sybe van der Putten | Manchester City

Intercontinental Competitions
FIFA Club World Cup | Sybe van der Putten | Manchester City

League Competitions
Serie B | Hercule Pretorius | Genoa

Cup Competitons
Coppa Italia | Han Cock | Fiorentina

League Competitons
Eliteserien | Josh Drake | Molde

Youth International Competitions
French Youth Invitational | John Warrington | England U-20

Award Wins

MaxTV Prva hrvatska nogometna liga Young Player of the Year | Dick Trickle | 7.09 average rating

EFL Championship Young Player of the Year | John Warrington | 7.35 average rating
EFL Championship Team of the Year | John Warrington | 7.35 average rating
EFL Championship Golden Boot | John Warrington | 27 goals

European Golden Boy | Han Cock | 7.39 average rating

Serie A Team of the Season | Han Cock | 7.17 average rating
Serie A Golden Boot | Han Cock | 18 goals

Youth International
French Youth Invitational Best Player | John Warrington | 8.28 average rating
French Youth Invitational Golden Boot | John Warrington | 6 goals

Major Injuries

Alexandre Leblanc | Dislocated Shoulder | 28/11/2019 (2 months)
Harry Potter | Fractured Lower Arm | 27/11/2019 (5 weeks)
Johan Eriksson | Hip Injury | 18/12/2019 (2 months)
Stam | Torn Knee Ligaments | 12/02/2020 (2 months)


The first three seasons are now over! This means that from now on, the lowest scoring team in each season will be eliminated! I have an idea on how to change the rules slightly, to make it a little more exciting. A team will be eliminated until two teams remain, and then the four remaining contestants will compete (individually) to earn top spot. The 'battle royale' between the four remaining contestants would take place over four seasons, with the person collecting the most points over the four seasons combined winning. Bonuses will no longer be awarded at that stage.

If there are any objections to this change, please message me. It will still be a while before I get the save anywhere near that point anyway!

Good luck to all!
I think it's a brilliant idea to make it more exciting to the final stage. I would want the competition to be individually a little earlier, but thats maybe just because my teammate isn't getting a lot of points, so that would benefit me :P But i think your ideas is very good! And big ups for all your work so far!

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