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Not your usual Red Devil's Story...

Started on 15 December 2012 by matt653
Latest Reply on 27 December 2012 by Glenn T
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In this story I will attempt to do the Pentagon Challenge internationally. I will be choosing the team I start with however.There are about 10 teams in contention, and even I don't know which one I'll settle for. You must read on to find out.

The Rules

Whenever I make a national team save I always have the rule that I must not use players 27 of above unless they are a key player or 'keeper. I won the World Cup and two euros using this strategy (with England) in fm11. i will aso be trying the pentagon Challenge as well (internationally). I will also be managing at club level if a good offer comes up.
Manager Details:
Name: Jose Mourinho
Age: 49
Nation: Portugal

Just to clear up any confusion, Belgium's only nickanme in-game is the Red Devils, which is why it has it's name.That and everybody comes thinking it's a United story :)
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Hodgson sacked after 'disappointing' Euros
Hodgson - Not smiling anymore

Roy Hodgson, manager of England has today been sacked by the FA. Chair David Bernstein had this to say:
David Bernstein:
Roy Hodgson's contract has been terminated, after a less then a disappointing performance at the Euros.We wish him all the best at future employers.
Twitter has been going mad after Hodgson's sacking, with the pick of the tweets:

hodgson sacked! llllllloooooooooollllllll #downthehodge

just heard the news! great guy, such a shame #upthehodge
-Gary Lineker

So sad Roy's left :(:(:(:(:(:(#savetheowl

The favourites to replace him are: Harry Redknapp 3/1, Jose Mourinho 10/3, Alan Shearer 15/1, Gary Lineker 19/1 and Josep Guardiola, 30/1. Odds supplied by Sky Bet.
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Portugal boss Bento sacked after 'internal trouble'

Manager of the Portuguese National team for two years, Paulo Bento has been fired after an 'internal problem'. It is believed Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo told the Fernando Gomes, head of the Portuguese Football Federation he was unhappy playing under Bento, and threatened to retire from international football unless he was sacked. Fernando Gomes denied this, saying:
Fernando Gomes:
Bento's contract was terminated due to internal trouble. It was not one of the player's who made the decision to terminate his contract.
This is what Twitter has to say:

bento tão feliz demitido. mau gestor. #outwithbento
(so glad bento sacked. bad manager.)

ronaldo! Cristiano Ronaldo! Ronaldo é o chef #RONALDOFANBOYSSSSSS
(ronaldo! Cristiano Ronaldo! Ronaldo is boss.)

Mourinho! mourinho para o trabalho! #mourinhofanboy
(Mourinho! mourinho for the job)

The odds-on favourites to replace him are: Jose Mourinho 3/2, Luis Felipe Scolari 5/1, Rui Bento 9/1 and Vítor Pereira 23/3.

Italy manager Prandelli sacked over match fixing scandal!

Gli Azzurri manager, Prandelli was sacked by FIGC boss Giancarlo Abete after the 'shocking' discovery that Prandelli had FIXED the European Championsip final was made. UEFA have not taken action against Italy yet but Sky Sports understands that UEFA are probing into the case.
Here's what Twitter has to say:

OMG! COSA DIAVOLO SUCCEDE?#prandellitheidiot
(OMG!What the hell is happening?)

Ridicolo, fuori con l'Italia! vietare Them! llloooooooolll#freenachoslol
(Ridiculous, Out with Italy! ban Them! lllooooooollllll)

nachos.Just sottaceto si prega di Prandelli#nachorelatedstuff
(nachos.Just pickle please prandelli)

Odds on favourite's (if Italy aren't banned by UEFA): Fabio Capello, 4/1, Luis Felipe Scolari 9/1, Jose Mourinho 14/1 and Rafa Benitez 20/1.

First Job

Ring, Ring.
Mourinho picks up the phone.
"This is François de Keersmaecker, chair of the Belgium national football team."
"Ah, I've been expecting a call from you."
"As you know, the Belgium national team managerial recently became available.We received your application..."
"And..." Mourinho smiled smugly, already knowing the answer.
"We have decided to accept your offer."
"So, you will be quitting your job at Madrid I assume?"
"Mmmm... that is the plan."
"Well, I hope you can take the Belgian national football team far."
"Oh, don't worry. I am O especial."
Mourinho hangs up.
"Now for the best part," Mourinho mutters to himself "time to announce my self to the media."
He smiles slyly as he asks his agent to organise a trip to Brussels, ASAP.
So are you using England, Italy, Portugal, or Belgium? :P
2012-12-16 15:48#72595 Glenn T : So are you using England, Italy, Portugal, or Belgium? :P
All of them! lol.
Just Belgium.I think.Maybe.Who knows...
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Analysing The Team

Vitel Borklemans hands Mourinho his analysis of the Belgian team.
"Very nice,very nice.Young, promising... although I want him, him, him, him and him out.All to old.
"Okay, so that's Mudingayi, van Buyten, Simons, Hoefkens and de Camargo out?"
"Yes. Vossen, Benteke, de Laet, Lombaerts and Defour to replace them."
"This is how I want the squad to look:"
Noticing the 'rating' tab next to each player's name, Mourinho decided to fill in his report of the team:


Central Defense


Defensive Midfield

Central Midfield


Summary: "I think we have a very nice squad.It has a big future and is definitely world-cup winning quality."
Great so far!
2012-12-17 13:52#72692 TheRevivor : Great so far!
My next update will be my analysis of Real Madrid.
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"Aitor, can you make me a squad file?"
"Of course Jose. I have already made one."
"Well, can I have it then?"
Looking affronted, Aitor hands the report over.
"Although beware this report only focuses on key players."**
"That's fine, just let me at it."


Central Defender's


Center Midfield



DISCLAIMER: I hate Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho and everybody at Real Madrid football club.Which is why I did a career with them.
*thanks to regen for making this awesome banner
** The Belgium update took me really long to make so this only focuses on the key players for every position and there backup, as I can then crack on with the season.
This is how the team looks currently:
Sorry it's all in bold, it was only meant to be the squad status's, don't know what happened

Mourinho's First Press Conference (Belgium Manager)

"Hello, ladies and gentleman."

"Is it true that you will be remaining manager of Real Madrid while also managing Begium?"

"Yes. I will remain at my post."

"Are you aware that no manager has ever succeeded managing both club & country?"

"Yes. I am fully aware of this."

"How do you intend to cope with the increased pressure of managing both Real and Belgium."

"I will cope.I am O especial."

Mourinho walks out.
Varane wasn't signed from Lille !He was signed from Lens.
Anyway ,good luck !
"Better than Messi, Pele, Maradona and Zidane"? Are you sane, Matt? :))

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