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[FM13] C.D. Constància: Trading places

C.D. Constància A FM13 LLM dynasty
Started on 28 November 2012 by Northwood
Latest Reply on 10 December 2013 by Northwood
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I have the same problem with my Boro story. Chairman Steve Gibson always agrees with me straight away, but he can't fund my idea no matter what I suggest.
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The next Monday I signed my new contract and was back in my office overlooking the practice field and was ready to attack the new season with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.


Who was I kidding?


There was no place I would rather be then in Mallorca.
It would not happen today or tomorrow. Properly not even before the end of this decade. But some day I would knock R.C.D. Mallorca off their throne and be the best team in Mallorca.
That would only be the beginning of my conquering of the football world.
And I would do it as the football manager of C.D. Constància.


I had a job to do. After a week off, it was all clear to me. The players that have been loyal and helped us get this fare were simply no longer good enough. Players like Igarki, Fullana, Sergi Campoy and Kiko had all done a fantastic job but now they were a liability and I would have to replace them sooner rather than later if I ever were to take this club any higher.


With the total disaster to end the previous season, I needed to rethink the tactic once again. Instead of re-inventing the wheel I took the advice from the Finish manager in Oviedo (that’s a whole different story) and installed the 4-1-2-2-1 for the new season.


Perhaps it was not a good idea to introduce the new system for the fans and players on the first day of the news season in a home friendly against mighty F.C. Inter.
We got absolutely hammered but more then 4000 showed up to see Sneijder and Co.
We played just two more friendly’s with mixed results so I had no clue what would happen when the season kicked off for real. http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/36A_zps7c6313ea.jpg


Even with the tight transfer budget (it was bumped up to 100K a few days after I signed my contract) I was for once happy with the players we were able to bring inn. Especially Teodoro Bañares, Francisco Coloma and Cihan Polat looked like players with potential.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/36B_zps1fcd9224.jpg


Cihan Polat was a castoff from PSVs youth department. He got six games for the first team in 2016 without impressing anyone (5.97 AvR) and was released. He was picked out bye one of the C.D. Constància scouts due to his high determination rating. He had already played on the Dutch youth national team and he could be used on both the right and left side of the pitch.
That we could have him for free was just an extra bonus.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/36C_zpse5f95ba0.jpg


Teodoro Bañares was another attempt to finally add the striker we had been trying to sign for so long. He came from Villarreal C.F. where he had never preformed on the few chances he got on the first team. But on the Villarreal C.F. B team he had some success. He had scored twelve goals in twenty-three games and had a 7.18 AvR.

Match that with a high determination rating and no transfer fee and he was just the type of player we were looking for.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/36D_zps7c52126d.jpg


The last player I had high hopes for was Francisco Coloma. His transfer had been negotiated already back in January when his contract with C.F. Palencia ran out. He was another high determination-player I had selected to play on the right wing.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/36E_zpsee71966a.jpg
Once again a great update on a great story. Keep it up m8 ;)
Stop whining! Those are great players! I have to settle for players like Beckham and Gallas that are older than the Pope's balls!
Sonalexwild : Once again a great update on a great story. Keep it up m8 ;)

Thanks Sonalexwild.
Got the storyline for another two seasons ready.


PaukerJ : Stop whining! Those are great players! I have to settle for players like Beckham and Gallas that are older than the Pope's balls!

No complaining now Jeremy.
This actually looks like players worth building around. We got the youngest team in the league and are moving in the right direction.
2013-03-25 00:14#87084 Northwood : http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/CDC_zpsfd0594e5.jpg


With the total disaster to end the previous season, I needed to rethink the tactic once again. Instead of re-inventing the wheel I took the advice from the Finish manager in Oviedo (that’s a whole different story) and installed the 4-1-2-2-1 for the new season.


Perhaps it was not a good idea to introduce the new system for the fans and players on the first day of the news season in a home friendly against mighty F.C. Inter.
We got absolutely hammered but more then 4000 showed up to see Sneijder and Co.
We played just two more friendly’s with mixed results so I had no clue what would happen when the season kicked off for real.

1st, real happy to see you continuing the story! :)
2nd, Once your players get familiar with new tactic it will work, I´ll promise ;) just have 3 attacking player 1 str and 2 inside forwards, 2 supporting mids and rest defending player with automatic fbs :)
3rd, Got Oviedo to Liga :) right after the promotion I got irristable offer from Barca and I took it... obviously Oviedo relegated back to Adelante end of the season...
4th, atm conquering England with Eastleigh :)
Keep up the good work and I´ll be following :)
DerAlte : 1st, real happy to see you continuing the story! :)
2nd, Once your players get familiar with new tactic it will work, I´ll promise ;) just have 3 attacking player 1 str and 2 inside forwards, 2 supporting mids and rest defending player with automatic fbs :)
3rd, Got Oviedo to Liga :) right after the promotion I got irristable offer from Barca and I took it... obviously Oviedo relegated back to Adelante end of the season...
4th, atm conquering England with Eastleigh :)
Keep up the good work and I´ll be following :)

Thanks DerAlte
No way I could leave C.D. Constància now.

I am sure your tactic works just fine but C.D. Constància just don’t have the players to pull it off right now.

It’s hard to say no to the big clubs when they come and throw money after you.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/CDC_zpsfd0594e5.jpg

Good times all around


The standing in the LIGA adelante after the first eight weeks of play in the 2017/18 season was surprisingly good seen with C.D. Constància eyes. I knew we had a better team this year than what we had been able to put on the field in previous seasons.
But I was also well aware that the team we had beat might not be the top contenders but we were still doing a god job with the teams put in front of us.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/2017week8standing_zps513fba22.jpg


A lot of the progress was due to a much improved defends. In the middle Carlos Akapo and Ione Cabrera was doing a fantastic job averaging over 7.5 per game and the young Dutch right back Cihan Polat was not fare behind (7.26).

Teodoro Bañares was off to a good start to his C.D. Constancia career with three goals in the two first games and Fullana was still scoring goals when brought on and not complaining about reduced playing time.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/20_08_17_zps65903a61.jpg


It was good times all around in Inca. How long could it last?


I thought I might had screwed it up when I send the team in to a brawl in a mid-week Spanish Cup game against C.D. Numancia. My first reaction was to just rest some starters and concentrate on the league. With the LIGA BBVA teams joining the Cup in the next round, the competitiveness got the better of me and we played most of the starters.


It was a won the battle, lost the war kind of game. It quickly got ugly. The game did not finish until we had scored two goals late in extra time and had two players injured and another two sent off with red cards.


It was a tired and bruised player group that travelled home from Soria with just three days to prepare for the next game against C.D. Lugo.


We won the C.D. Lugo game but the real reward for all the hard work came when the draw for the fourth round of the Spanish Cup was revealed. With the lower league teams being guaranteed a home and away game against a LIGA BBVA team we once again had three teams on the wish list.


RCD Mallorca
Real Madrid
FC Barcelona


And this time our “wish” came true. Up from the hat next to the name of C.D. Constància was drawn no other then Messi, Hulk, Cavani and the rest of the FC Barcelona super stars.


Close to 4.000 Barcelona fans took the trip to Mallorca and helped set a new attendance record with 8.653 people in the stands of old Nou Camp d'Inca.
The defending Spanish Cup and league winners came fresh from a 6-0 win over R. Racing SAD in the league and started with Messi, Cavani and Hulk on the bench. Instead it was Cesc Fàbregas running the show.
It was no surprise that Barcelona completely dominated the game but it was a huge surprise that the score was still 0-0 at the half way mark.
Twelve minutes in to the second half the fun was over as Barcelona had scored two quick goals by on of the many wounderkits from the Barcelona academy Juan M Martinez.
All the C.D. Constància fans in the stadium did get a chance to cheer when Eloy scored on a counterattack after 66 minutes.
Barcelona added two more goals in the 84th and 87th minute but most C.D. Constància still went home happy.


The return game was not pretty. We played mostly backups and were humiliated 0-6 in front of 93.990 people in the other Nou Camp.


Some of the pain from the defeat went away when I a few days later saw the money transfer from the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) splitting the gate revenue from the Barcelona game. A total of €2.4 mil was transfer to the C.D. Constància bank account. That was more than half of our entire income the previous season. It not just saved the season but also took the clubs projected balance back to black numbers for the year.
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Don't worry, its Barca! Though, it was a great start to the season as you are in play off places!
New tactic working? ;)

Really good result at home againts Barca :) and huge boost for your finances, send them wisely ;)

Am I seeing promotion? next season?
I'm seeing a promotion challenge this season. Keep it up
PaukerJ : Don't worry, its Barca! Though, it was a great start to the season as you are in play off places!

I am fine with the loss, even if 1-10 over two games sounds bad. Just happy about the money.

DerAlte : New tactic working? ;)
Really good result at home against Barca :) and huge boost for your finances, send them wisely ;)
Am I seeing promotion? next season?

To be honest I don’t remember what tactic I used for the 2017/18 season. Have to go back and look.

We are pretty deep in to red numbers so not a lot of that money was made available for transfer. If nothing else FC Barcelona just paid for new grass in Nou Camp d'Inca.

LJO200 : I'm seeing a promotion challenge this season. Keep it up
I try but we are not getting good results against the team in front of us in the table.
But keep reading, you never know what might happen.

Happy Easter to everyone on FM Scout. Will be back with more updates after the weekend.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/CDC_zpsfd0594e5.jpg

Even with the new cash injection we made just two moves at the January transfer deadline as most of the money was used to cover old debt.


Cihan Polat had been a huge improvement at DR since he arrived before the season. Unluckily the young Dutchman didn’t speak much Spanish and struggled to communicate.
In late November AFC Ajax decided to release a young central defender named Raimond Zonneveld after he had struggled to make an impact in the Dutch club. When his agent offered him to us we didn’t hesitate. Even with Carlos Akapo and Ione Cabrera playing very well the just 19 year old Zonneveld looked like a much better long term solution in the center defends with a lot bigger upside and hopefully the two young Dutchmen could help each other adapt to life Mallorca.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/RaimondZonneveld_OverviewAttributes_zps45bef8a9.jpg


The other player added to the squad was a young striker named Jesus. In the last two seasons he had scored 21 and 18 goals for C.D. Numancia B and had an AvR over seven each season. He was a targetman that could hopefully complement Teodoro Bañare nicely upfront if we ever got around playing with two strikers.


The squad was now getting big and with no reserve team we had a lot of players not playing competitive football on a regular basis. We did have four players playing outside Mallorca on loan deals. That made for some tough decision in contract negotiations with some of the players that had contracts ending in another six months.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/expire_zps8893b72f.jpg


On the field we hit a rough spot just around Christmas after the heavy loss to Barcelona and we failed to win a game in December and January (0W-5L-2D).
Villarreal was running away with the division but even with the bad results we still stayed in the top six and the fight for promotion.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/101217_zps69c4d54f.jpg

Teodoro Bañares had cooled off in front of goal after his impressive start to the season. When I decided to give him a rest no other then veteran Igakari stepped inn and provided us with some much needed goal scoring. That still didn’t stop Igakari from announcing his retirement from professional football when the season was over.


A player that had not cooled off was Sergi Campoy. He was as red hot as it was possible to be for a team going thru an ugly-streak. The coaching staff had been worried about his development and performance just a few months earlier and there had been talk about not renewing his contract as he looked overmatched in the LIGA adelante. But now just a few months later he was absolutely on fire like no other C.D. Constància player had ever been before and turned in LIGA adelante Team of the week performances on a regular basis.

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q173/Nordskov_dk/CD%20Constancia/Campoy_zpsf6d25bfc.jpg
I've only just caught up with this story, how I could forget it I have no idea!

I can't see what position you're in after you dreadful start of the year, or am I missing something?
Great stuff mate. I think that you might get back on the Liga BBVA fir C.D. Constancia!

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