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KuPS - The Rocky Road To Glory

Started on 30 July 2012 by The FM Rookie
Latest Reply on 29 October 2012 by Kiwi
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The story is getting along very well, have gotten some amazing results here too. Keep it up, is a very good story you have gotten yourself here.
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2012-10-04 07:36#67024 akash.vidyasagar : Rookie, I'm not sure how you manage to put a new signing in every post. How many kids do you sign? If I didn't know you were Irish, I would've probably assumed you are Arsene Wenger in disguise.
Europa League against Copenhagen, after matches against Valencia, PSG and Bayern? KuPS has hit the big time!
I do have to admit that I do buy quite a lot of players, youth in particular. However, this does mean that my U-19 squad is full of players to either move up to the first team or to sell for a profit in the future.

Thank you. I feel that if I can reach the groups once, I can do it again and my group wasn't the kindest group to be in.

There is also another signing coming up in August 2013, although he cost quite a bit.

2012-10-04 13:11#67028 ejay : The story is getting along very well, have gotten some amazing results here too. Keep it up, is a very good story you have gotten yourself here.
Thank you. I just want to continue impress and to give the community a joy when they read this. :)

KuPS Ride Away Goal Advantage Through Kobenhavn's Waves of Attack




"It was a tough game, I won't lie. Kobenhavn managed to attack and defend really well. We had our chances but we had to rely on our away goals to pull us through."



Unfortunately Etchu (Tabe) adn Stefan (Strandberg) will be suspended for the first leg against Bilbao which will have a big affect as they are our two strongest centre backs. We do have a strong squad though and this will give Pieteri Holopainen and Pyry Karkkainen a chance to reclaim their spots in the first team."



"We have a very tough fixture against Bilbao in the Last 16 but if our form against Spannish teams (Valencia) is anything to go by, than it should be a game that we can win."

One request, in some of the interviews you use yellow text (for your replies), and that comes out completely unreadable, at least on my monitor here, against a white background... could you avoid using the yellow, please?

Kudos on the continuing success of the project. It's really hard when you go into the UCL with a "lesser" squad, isn't it? But you only gain the right experience by going through it...
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2012-10-04 18:33#67044 mwichmann : One request, in some of the interviews you use yellow text (for your replies), and that comes out completely unreadable, at least on my monitor here, against a white background... could you avoid using the yellow, please?

Kudos on the continuing success of the project. It's really hard when you go into the UCL with a "lesser" squad, isn't it? But you only gain the right experience by going through it...

Yeah, I realised that yellow is a poor colour a few days ago and I have reverted to just black italics for my responses in interviews. Thank you for your input as I wasn't sure if it as just me who was struggling with the colour clash.

Yeah, the Champions League is tough for a "lesser team" but, to be honest, I think that the AI exaggerate complacency in this game and we have had a fair amount of free rides in Europe against PAOK, Olympiakos and most notably Valencia. This is not to say that my team isn't strong, the game rewards the weaker team too much is all.

Finnish League Cup Group Stage Results


Another season starts, another League Cup. This time we were unbeaten and our fringe players impressed.




1-1 Draw vs FC Lahti (A) League Cup Grp B, 2.2.13.
Sebastian Eriksson 58'
Jonne Kemppinen 76'
Tillman Grove (8.0)

Heighway - "I thought that we were the better team today. Sebastian did very well to grab a goal on his debut and he looks an exciting player for us."


2-0 Win vs JJK (H) League Cup Grp B, 9.2.13.
Raymond Fafiani 15'
JP Tuomanen 44'
Raymond Fafiani (7.8)

Heighway - "Another rival win for us! We were splendid today and thoroughly deserved the win."


4-0 Win vs MYPA (A) League Cup Grp B, 16.2.13.
Etchu Tabe 23'
Jonas Emet 27', 65'
Ilja Venalainen 70'
Jonas Emet (9.1)

Heighway - "Another great win. Jonas was brilliant today bagging two goals. He has shown why he deserves a place in the Starting XI."


2-2 Draw vs FC Kobenhavn (A) Europa League Last 32 Leg 1, 21.2.13.

Match Details + Reactions


5-0 Win vs Haka (H) League Cup Grp B, 24.2.13.
Miika Ilo 25'
Stefan Strandberg 31'
Ilja Venalainen 46', 51'
Jonas Emet 56'
Miika Ilo (9.4)
Paul Obiefule 37'
Antti Hynynen 70'

Heighway - "I have spoken to Paul regarding his act of violence and he regrets getting involved. He is very sorry and wants to prove that he can still be trusted as a player which is fine by me."


a0-0 Win vs FC Kobenhavn (H) Europa League Last 32 Leg 2, 28.2.13.

Match Details + Reactions


2-1 Win vs VPS (A) League Cup Grp B, 3.3.13.
Nassir Maachi 31'
Riku Heini 43'
Jussi Aijala 52'
Riku Heini (7.5)
Miika Ilo 20'

Heighway - "Unfortunately Miika has torn his hamstring after a sprint and it looks like he will be sidelined for four to five months. This is not good news for us but we will manage, we always do."



Finnish League Cup Group Tables




Finnish League Cup Player Stats




My next post will be that dreaded away match against Bilbao. Until then, stay tuned.

A Different Type of Post

I lied the last time when I said what my next post would be. I feel that a lot of you are wondering how good my players are. We have beaten Valencia twice yet we are still a very unfancied team. So I decided to give each player in my squad a "FIFA" rating. Some of my players are in FIFA so I found their ratings and will fit the other players' ratings around them.

Position - Name - Age - Current Overall - Potential Overall - Squad Status

Goalkeepers
GK - Juha Tuomi - 23 yrs - 69 - 77 - Starting XI
GK - Miika Hilander - 29 yrs - 63 - 64 - Sub
GK - Jesse Joronen - 19 yrs - 63 - 76 - Hot Prospect
GK - Joonas Pontinen - 22 yrs - 61 - 67 - Not Needed



Defenders
RB - Atte Hoivala - 21 yrs - 67 - 73 - Starting XI
RB - Joni Nissinen - 21 yrs - 63 - 68 - Sub

CB - Stefan Strandberg - 22 yrs - 72 - 76 - Key Player
CB - Etchu Tabe - 26 yrs - 70 - 72 - Starting XI
CB - Pyry Karkkainen - 26 yrs - 64 - 66 - Sub
CB - Pieteri Holopainen (VC) - 30 yrs - 63 - 63 - Back-up
CB - Markus Joenmaki - 25 yrs - 61 - 63 - Back-up

LB - Tillmann Grove - 24 yrs - 66 - 69 - Starting XI



Midfielders
CDM - Paul Obiefule - 26 yrs - 72 - 73 - Key Player

CM - Sebastian Eriksson - 24 yrs - 74 - 80 - Crucial Player
CM - Fredrik Svanback - 33 yrs - 66 - 66 Starting XI
CM - Jonas Emet - 25 yrs - 65 - 68 - Sub
CM - Mika Niskala - 31 yrs - 63 - 63 - Back-up

CAM - Aleksi Paananen - 20 yrs - 60 - 70 - Hot Prsopect

RW - Nassir Maachi - 27 yrs - 71 - 72 - Starting XI
RW - Antti Hynynen - 28 yrs - 66 - 67 - Sub
RW - Eetu Muinonen - 26 yrs - 62 - 64 - Not Needed

LW - Raymond Fafiani - 29 yrs - 73 - 74 - Key Player
LW - Miika Ilo - 30 yrs - 65 - 65 - Sub



Strikers
ST - Shefki Kuqi - 36 yrs - 67 - 67 - Starting XI
ST - Ilja Venalainen (C) - 32 yrs - 65 - 65 - Sub
ST - Abdoulaye Sylla - 20 yrs - 64 - 72 - Hot Prospect




So, that is that. Stay tuned.

Bilbao Releases Llorente From His Cage




"We didn't expect to get a result from this fixture and we didn't. Of course we tried our best to get a result but Athletic were strong today and deserved the win. I'm happy with the away goal and it will be vital for us for the second leg."



"Unfortunately Strandberg and Tabe were suspended for this game but Karkkainen and Holopainen played well. I think that the best player today was Llorente. He played brilliantly today, getting a goal and an assist."



"We still have the second leg to overturn this deficit and I believe that we can overturn this deficit."

Athletic Hang On Courtesy Of Llorente




"We were unlucky today. We played our football but so did Athletico. I think the fact that we gave Athletico a tough test shows how much we have progressed as a club."



"Svanback's goal was not fortunate in my opinion. He whipped the free-kick in to a dangerous area and Athletico failed to clear the ball which meant that we got the goal. Obiefule's goal was great too. A lovely lob over the 'keeper."



"We did very well in Europe so fsr. We have another set of Champion's League Qualifiers to look forward to."

League Cup Qtr Final Draw




Stay tuned

KuPS Destroy VPS In Second Half Display




"It was 1-1 at H/T. I told the players that the should be playing much better than how they had played and they scored four to secure us a comfortable win."



"Unfortunately Etchu is injured and will be out for around four weeks. Hopefully when he comes back he will be stronger than ever."



"We are through to the semi-finals now and we want to win this competition. Hopefully we can win it for the second time in three years."

League Cup Semi-Final Draw


Another Final For Heighway's Men




What was going on in my head after the result: YYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!



"Another final for us! We were brilliant today and the scoreline suggests that. Honka gave us a good run but we were more clinical."



"We have been excellent and the players deserve another trophy. They've won five already and a sixth is not out of the option for us."



"Raymond has been in splendid form. He has just been out of this world. I hope that he keeps up his form, he can win trophies on his own."

League Cup Final Draw


Another Trophy For Heighway's Treasure Chest




YES!! Another trophy for us! Half a dozen and still going.



YLE Reporter - "Another trophy for you and your team and in dramatic fashion. You must be over the moon."

"Yeah, winning the League Cup after a penalty shoot-out is always exciting. I was certaintly nervous when it came down to spot-kicks."



"Your team scored just two of their five penalties. I presume your team haven't practiced their penalties."

"I don't think that a manager can expect to go to penalties. We want to win the game in normal time but if we can't, it comes down to a battle of wits and we won this battle."





Stay tuned for more epicness!

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