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KuPS - The Rocky Road To Glory

Bringing glory to my beloved Keltamusta
Started on 27 November 2012 by The FM Rookie
Latest Reply on 13 July 2013 by wellsy1498
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Awesome. Just awesome. Keep it up!

October Update

Hi guys, another update :) After securing the treble, we had to finish the league season and continue our European campaign. How did we fair in Europe? Did we gain any more points? Here we go:

3-2 Win vs Mariehamn (H) League, 2.10.16.

Sander Puri 5'
Vincent Dubois 8'
Jerry Voutilainen 13'
Jerry Vouilainen (9.1)

Jan Lyyski 2'
Aleksei Kangaskolkka 47'

2-0 Win vs AC Oulu (H) League, 5.10.16.

Enock Kwakwa 36'
Aleksi Paananen 45'
Pyry Karkkainen (7.9)

AC Oulu:

3-0 Win vs AC Oulu (H) League, 9.10.16.

Rasmus Schuller 33'
Milan Lalkovic 42'
Ebrima Sohna 85'
Milan Lalkovic (8.3)

AC Oulu:

2-0 Win vs MYPA (A) League, 13.10.16.


Vincent Dubois 7'
Silvano Russo 90+4'
Muhammed Demirci (9.0)

1-0 Win vs VPS (A) League, 16.10.16.


Nick de Haan 86'
Nick de Haan (8.1)

2-1 Loss vs Marseille (H) Champions League Grp G, 19.10.16.

Jerry Voutilainen 24'
Nick de Haan (8.1)

Morgan Amalfitano 10'
Jordan Ayew 74'


We finished our league season in style, winning the the remainder of the games and not conceding in the last four. We also played very well against Marseille and we were unlucky not to get a result from that game. Our goalscoring record was good this month.

Jerry Voutilainen steals the Player of the Month award off of Dubois as Jerry went from strength-to-strength, giving performance-after-performance. He scored two goals in a month where he was crucial in our quest to keep our run in the Veikkausliiga unbeaten.


League Top Goalscorer
1. Akseli Pelvas(HJK) - 18 Goals
= Irakli Sirbiladze(FC Inter) - 18 Goals
3. Vincent Dubois(KuPS) - 17 Goals

League Top Performers
1. Vincent Dubois(KuPS) - 7.85
2. Alex(KuPS) - 7.56
3. Pyry Karkkainen(KuPS) - 7.52

League Top Cleansheets
1. Matthieu Vigouroux(KuPS) - 21 CL
2. Henrik Moisander(Honka) - 13 CL
3. Eemeli Reponen(RoPS) - 11 CL

Champions League

Leading Goalscorer
1. Srdjan Lakic(Dinamo) - 10 Goals
2. Mario Gomez (Bayern) - 7 Goals
3. Joel Oja(Red Star) - 6 Goals

Leading Performer
1. Joel Matip(Schalke) - 8.65
2. Carlos Tevez(Man City) - 8.50
= Marco Veratti(PSG) - 8.50

Leading Cleansheets
1. Neno Konjevic(Basel) - 4 CL
= Matthieu Vigouroux(KuPS) - 4 CL
3. Wojciech Szczesny(Arsenal) - 3 CL
= Apoula Edel(Ajax) - 3 CL
= Cesar(Dinamo) - 3 CL

World News

Top 15 Transfers

Other News:
Derby County sack Nigel Clough.
Derby County hire Steve Davis as manager.
Stuttgart hire Foda as manager.
Sevilla sack Michel.
Girondins Bordeaux sack Furlan.
LOSC Lille sack Claude Puel.
Wolverhampton Wanderers sack David Moyes.

November Fixtures

We have these three final games to end the season. Hopefully we can finish third in our group to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Europa League.

Manager's Notes

So, this is it. We have three more games this season. Until next time, stay tuned!
You won the league by 31 points! WOW!
2013-02-14 17:40#81039 Blue : You won the league by 31 points! WOW!

it should have been by 37 points :P
How is it humanely possible to sack David Moyes?
2013-02-15 08:43#81072 Liverbird : How is it humanely possible to sack David Moyes?
Fergie Time ran out, bound to find something strange every now and then :P

Maldini: "Johnson Is The Special One"

Maldini: "I have known Nick Johnson for a very long time now. Ever since he managed to get his KuPS side the win over Werder Bremen in his first season in charge, I knew he had something special. His achievements so far are exemplary and deserves world-wide praise.

Johnson is the master tactician. It is not easy to change a team's tactics without upsetting the flow. However, Johnson proved us all wrong. His KuPS were originally playing in a very aggressive 4-2-3-1 but he changed that to a tiki-taka 4-6-0. Since then, the results he has gaines have been nothing short of spectacular. He has reached the Champions League Group Stages three times in a row with a team which was unknown to the world of football before-hand.
His tactics have ripped teams to shreds with Fenerbahce being their latest high-profile scalp.

I don't think that anybody can doubt Nick Johnson's proffesionalism. Despite all of the things that have happened to him outside of football, he has stepped up and produced magical results time and time again. He does not let anything get in his way when it comes to football. He is the master.

Everybody knows the likes of Jose Mourinho, Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Carlo Ancelotti, Giovanni Trappatoni. These managers helped shape the game as it is today. But Nick Johnson is breaking all those rules. He as shown us that there is more to football than reputation and media expectations. He knows how to fight, he has that passion. He has that never-say-attitude. And that is why Nick Johnson is The Special One."

A little video I found of Paolo Maldini (dedicated to or.dabool)

November Update

Greetings my fellow FM Scout-onians. I have my last update of the season for you! We had three more games to play, all in the Champions League. We were hoping to secure a third place position but could it be done? Here we go:

3-1 Loss vs Marseille (A) Champions League Group G, 2.11.16.

Jordan Ayew 9'
Morgan Amalfitano 59'
Sloan Privat 60'
Salvatore Bocchetti (8.9)

Vincent Dubois 73'

3-3 Draw vs Fenerbahce (A) Champions League Group G, 15.11.16.

Hasan Ali Kaldirim 43'
Mehmet Topal 75'
Aleksandar Kolarov 89'
Aleksandar Kolarov (9.0)

Ebrima Sohna 5', 73'
Rasmus Schuller 31'

2-0 Loss vs Chelsea (H) Champions League Group G, 30.11.16.


Thomas Muller 4'
Ryan Shawcross 64'
Thomas Muller (8.4)


I was happy with our performances in these three games, even if we did not win any of them. We were very unlucky to not claim the win against Fenerbahce. If it wasn't for Kolarov's ability to produce something out of nothing, we would have claimed our second win of the group stage.

Matthieu Vigouroux is my Player of the Month, despite conceding eight goals. He produced some amazing saves to keep out the shots of Europe's elite strikers. He is one of Europe's top young 'keepers and he was an amazing capture, considering I got him for free from PSG (who deeply regret letting him go).

Champions League

Top Goalscorers
1. Srdjan Lakic(Red Star) - 13 Goals
2. Mario Gomez(FC Bayern) - 11 Goals
3. Robert Lewandowski(Dortmund) - 8 Goals
= Rodrigo(Chelsea) - 9 Goals

Top Performers
1. Carlos Tevez(Man City) - 8.33
2. Ramires(Chelsea) - 8.28
3. Raphael Varane(Real Madrid) - 8.25

Top Cleansheets
1. Neno Konjevic(Basel) - 4 CL
= Apoula Edel(Ajax) - 4 CL
= Cesar(Dinamo) - 4 CL
= Matthieu Vigouroux(KuPS) - 4 CL

World News

Main News:
Olympique Lyonnais sack Remi Garde and hire Danny Blind.
Roma sack Massimo Drago and hire Pim Varbeek.
Arsenal sack Keith Hill and hire Akyut Kocaman.
Napoli sack Marco van Basten.
Dortmund sack Marcelino.

Manager's Notes

We made a huge statement to the world of football this year. We proved that even a Finnish team can beat the European giants. My next post will be the Season Review. Until then, stay tuned!
Nice season Rookie!
Archieved some more trophys, great winnings :)
Tough this month, but great job with the draw against Fenerbahce. :D Next year, you'll definitely be in the Europa League knockouts at least. Good Luck :D
2013-02-16 17:36#81215 Murtagh : Nice season Rookie!
Archieved some more trophys, great winnings :)
Thanks Murtagh :) I'm hoping for more!

2013-02-16 17:37#81216 The Madrista : Tough this month, but great job with the draw against Fenerbahce. :D Next year, you'll definitely be in the Europa League knockouts at least. Good Luck :D
Thanks Madrista :) That's the plan for next season :P
Poor last month, but it can't be helped. Great season, I hope for more of the same next season!
If nasty Kolarov wouldn't have scored that goal, KuPS would be in EL! DAMN YOU KOLAROV!

2016 Season Report

Hello one and all. With another season finished, it is time for another season report! Here is a run-down of each competition:


There was only one target for me in the league and that was to win it comfortably.

Veikkausliiga Table

Thirty wins from thirty-three games is special and we were simply amazing this season. We played spectacularly well in every game.

I finally claimed the Manager of the Season award for just the second time! I am very happy with this. I am even more happy the Top Three for the Player of the Season were all from KuPS. This really shows our dominance this season.

There is only one aim for me: to win the league a fifth consecutive time!

Finnish Cup

This being the Finnish Cup, I would always look to win this competition. This is the biggest cup competition in Finland, after all.

I think that this is my first season that I didn't need a penalty shoot-out to get through any rounds in the Cup. We battered Honka in the final which I am delighted with.

My target for next season has to be to win it again. I want to continue our dominance.

League Cup

The League Cup isn't the most fancies trophy but I always like winning it as it is the openning competition for the season.

We managed to win every single game which is quite extraordinary. We showed our quality and proved that even our weakened team can beat aybody.

Winning it next season isn't a priority but I don't mind winning more trophies. :P

Champions League

My goal for this season was to be somewhat competitive in the Group Stages. Here is how we did:

Champions League Group

We did very well to compete for third place in our group and if it wasn't for Kolarov, our European season would still be on-going. I am very pleased with the squad and the way we played.

My target for next season would be to finish third in a group, I hope we can do that.


Until next time, stay tuned!
Keep it up, doing exceptional.

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