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[FM13] C.D. Constància: Trading places

C.D. Constància A FM13 LLM dynasty
Started on 28 November 2012 by Northwood / First Post
Latest Reply on 10 December 2013 by Northwood / Last Post
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k1rups : Love this story and dedication and effort you put in to writing it and actually not giving up! Rooting for you to get in to Liga BBVA. Do you have a long term goal or are you just going along with it while you stay interested in it?

Thanks for reading k1rups.

When I started it was my first attempt to manage a lower-league-team so I had very few goals as I didn’t know what to expect.

My first long term goal was to become the best team in Mallorca. That’s still in the horizon as R.C.D Mallorca has managed to stay in the top division every year.

As I got going I added new goals along the way.

At this point the list looks something like this.
- Become the best team in Mallorca
- Win promotion to Liga BBVA
- Establish team in Liga BBVA
- Qualify for Europa
- Challenge Real Madrid and Barcelona for supremacy in Spain
- Win in Europa
What happened to the summary of Belgium that you were writting?
Caelis : What happened to the summary of Belgium that you were writting?

You didn’t forget. :)
Will have to break it up in smaller parts to make it more reader friendly.
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Belgium

2012


The qualifying for the 2014 World Cup started out great for Belgium with a 4-0 win early in September at home in front of close to 27.000 people against a helpless Wales. It was a game were all the stars of the Belgium golden generation showed up on the main stage. Vincent Kompany, Fellaini, Eden Hazard and Jelle Vossen all got on the score sheet the night.

But then it got tougher. They played very entertaining games against both Serbia (2-2) and Scotland (3-3) but ended up dropping vital points in both games. The year did end on a high note for Belgium with a win over Macedonia.

8 points for four games was good but not great and the team had a lot of work to do if they wanted to go to Brazil.


For the club teams the year was brutal. Anderlecht made it to the Champions League with a win over Partizan in the deciding qualifying game. A win and a draw against Danish FC Nordsjæland and losses to Schalke 04 and Barcelona was the result. It didn’t go much better in the Europa League were the lost 2-7 over two games to Sporting Lisboa. No other Belgian team even made the group stage.


2013


2013 started with a 5-0 win on the road in a friendly game against Finland. But a draw at home against Croatia and a horrible loss in Wales stopped the momentum in the World Cup qualifying. Win in friendlies against Denmark and Malta during the summer was followed by wins over Serbian and Macedonia. Again the momentum was stopped, this time with a 2-2 draw against Scotland.

Before the last group game Croatia had 18 points followed by Belgium with 16 and Serbia with 16. In a must win game in Croatia in late October Belgium folded like a cheap pocketknife. The 0-3 result combined with a Serbia win in Macedonia propelled them all the way down to 3rd place in the group and out of the Brazil World Cup before it was even begun.


Anderlecht had a little more luck in the Champions League this season but still finished a long way behind Juventus and Schalke04 in the first two spots. The return of the more then €10mil they used in the transfer market before the season was minimal.

Both Genk and Club Brugge made the Europa League. Genk surprised a lot of people by knocking PSV out in the group stage but then fell in the first round to HSV after penalties. Anderlecht was unlucky with the draw and was once again eliminated in the first knockout round after a clear loss to Napoli.
To bad for that golden generation of belgium start that they did not make it to the world cup in 2014 (i hope they make it in real life)
i see some saves where they even make it to the finals or win it so it depends from save to save.
What the belgian clubs is concerning no real supprises there but that's logical cause you do not have the belgium competion loaded from the start.
Caelis : To bad for that golden generation of belgium start that they did not make it to the world cup in 2014 (i hope they make it in real life)
i see some saves where they even make it to the finals or win it so it depends from save to save.
What the belgian clubs is concerning no real supprises there but that's logical cause you do not have the belgium competion loaded from the start.

You don’t have to be so down on your team just yet. There are plenty of stories left to be told.

You are properly correct about the Belgian clubs. They have done absolutely horrible in this save.

My career is now in 2020 and only three Belgian teams have made it to the Champions League group stage but never made an impact. In the Europa League I have still not seen a single Belgian team that has made it out of the first knockout stage.
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On September 12th I finally sat down with Eloy Àlvarez and informed him that we had decided that it would be best for all parts to sell him. He took the news well and the next day we started to make calls to test the market.

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A few days later the deal was done. When the transfer window opened in December Eloy Àlvarez would go to the LIGA BBVA and play for Las Palmas on Gran Canarias.
C.D. Constància would be compensated €625.000. Of that money 40% (or €250.000) belonged to CE L'Hospitalet. Subtract the €100.000 we paid for him back in 2015 and we had just made ourselves a franchise record profit of €275.000


Most of the money would be used to cover debt and some of it would be used next summer to finally put new grass on the file in Nou Camp d'Inca. Hopefully there would still be a little something left that would be channeled back in to the transfer budget.


The ink on the Àlvarez was not dry before Jorge Prados performances took a nosedive. He suddenly started to perform horrible and just two weeks after the sale was done Jorge Prado went down with a long term injury. AML would be the number one priority at the winter transfer and the board announced that I had € 128.000 to spend.


On the field everything was still going according to plan. We were still undefeated in the league and turned inn some impressive performances against teams like Alcorcon and Elche on the road.


We lost to C.D. Leganès in the second round of the Spanish Cup playing a team of backups in desperate need of match practice.

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Perhaps most importantly we still produced a truckload of chances in all our games. In the game against Real Union we had 19 shots on goal and another four balls bouncing off the woodwork. I would have like to score on a few more of the chances we produced be it was hard to complain when we were the team with the most scored goals after the ten first games of the season.


In defends we struggled with injuries to right back Cihan Polat (sports hernia) and left back Alfredo Bestazza (twisted ankle) and we had to put inn backups playing out of position.


Luckily our center defenders were now playing at a very high level. Carlos Akapo was more and more developing in to a quality defender and despite his just twenty-one years Raimond Zonneveld was playing like a seasoned veteran always making the crucial interception and dominating in the air. After the first six games he had the highest avg rating of all players in the league (8.02).


I even got my second job offer and this time it was one of the big teams that came calling. I must admit that I was a bit shocked when I got back to my office after a practice and found a message asking me to call Real Madrid about an offer to manage the team. The misunderstanding was quickly solved. The offer was for real but they wanted me to coach the Real Madrid Castilla team in the third division. They even offered to double my current salary.

I politely declined the offer.
Castilla would be boring to manager, you get loads of good players but then they get called to the first team and just sit on the bench :D
LJO200 : Castilla would be boring to manager, you get loads of good players but then they get called to the first team and just sit on the bench :D

That job offer took me by surprise. Didn’t know you could be asked to manage a reserve team.

Talking about reserve teams. C.D. Constància were to small to have a reserve team when I started but now it would be useful to give the backup players some much needed match practice.

But what will I need to do to get a reserve team?
2013-04-28 17:40#96026 Northwood :
LJO200 : Castilla would be boring to manager, you get loads of good players but then they get called to the first team and just sit on the bench :D

That job offer took me by surprise. Didn’t know you could be asked to manage a reserve team.

Talking about reserve teams. C.D. Constància were to small to have a reserve team when I started but now it would be useful to give the backup players some much needed match practice.

But what will I need to do to get a reserve team?

You can only manage them because they're not a reserve league team, a proper League team. I don't know how you can get a reserve team though :(
Feels so good to hear your team excellent performance :) It´s been rocky road for you this far...

Is it too early to talk about promotion? Or will it bring bad luck...
I love this story and the effort you make and the dedication you have in sticking to this team! Hopefully you can read and comment on my story soon too and give me your opinion
DerAlte : Feels so good to hear your team excellent performance :) It´s been rocky road for you this far...
Is it too early to talk about promotion? Or will it bring bad luck...

It’s now or never.
No excuses this season.


k1rups : I love this story and the effort you make and the dedication you have in sticking to this team! Hopefully you can read and comment on my story soon too and give me your opinion
Thanks for reading k1rups.
I just hope the dedication will payoff soon.
I will absolutely read your story and comment later today.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/CDC_zpsfd0594e5.jpg

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Belgium


2014


After the disappointment of not being invited to Brazil, Belgium spent the fist part of 2014 preparing for the upcoming Euro qualification and playing plenty of friendly’s. The five games had mixed results as they only resulted in a single win (3-0 over N Ireland), three draws and a big loss to Spain.

The qualifying started in September and in a group with Cyprus, Albania, Malta, Faroe Islands and Spain, the team had a golden opportunity. Big wins over Malta and Faroe Islands lead up to the most important game of the year for Belgium against Spain.

At home in Stade Roi Baudouin in front of 50.000 people Belgium got off to a great start when Jelle Vossen gave the team an early lead when he scored after just two minutes. Jelle Vossen had during the summer been sold from Gent to Sporting in Portugal for €9.5M.
Goals from Fernando Llorente and Fabregas shortly after turned the match around and Belgium never got the equalizer.


2015


Against the weak opponents the team scored sixteen goals in 2015 and only allowed three. Another loss to Spain and a horrible home loss to Cyprus was enough to secure Belgium the second spot in the group and direct qualification to the European Championship in France in 2016.


With Eden Hazard as the natural midpoint, the Belgium team looked like a dangerous outside at the end of the year. Eleven different players had scored for the national team during the year and in defends Vincent Kompany still played with confidence.
Great mate! :) The sell was better than a free transfer!

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