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Adventure in the Country of Blue Tigers

Started on 19 August 2013 by abir_dc
Latest Reply on 26 August 2013 by Walter
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What is this story about?

Hi everyone. This is my first story in this forum. The story will be based on my FM 2013 save in India. For this, I created an expansion for Indian league with a second and a third division (which does not exist in real life). I have also made Indian State Leagues playable.

My aim is to start from a third division team, and gradually work my way up the leagues. If I get any better offer, I will move to bigger clubs to improve my career. And one day, hopefully I will establish any Indian club as a top Asian team.

Who am I?

I chose Moahmmed Alfaz Ahmed, a former Bangladeshi striker who hanged up his boots a few months ago, as my manager. He is considered to be one of the best footballers in the history of the country. He even played for Mohun Bagan, one of the biggest clubs of India in 2001. He was named “AFC’s player of the month” in August in 1996 for scoring four goals including a treble for Mohammedan(D) in the AFC Cup Winners Cup in Bangladesh. He was also a member of the Bangladesh squad in their triumphs in the Grand Royal Challenge Cup in Myanmar in 1995, the 1999 SAFF Games in Nepal and 2003 SAFF Championship in Bangladesh.

Good luck, should be an interesting challenge!
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AIFF Decided to Introduce Third and Fourth Tier

The All India Football Federation had decided that they would introduce Indian third and fourth division from the next season.

When asked about it, president of AIFF, Mr. Praful Manoharbhai Patel said, " To improve the overall quality of football within the country, we need to have a proper league structure. That is why we decided to expand the league system. This would allow football to reach even in the remotest corner of India."

Mr. Praful also insisted on the fact that the clubs must participate in their respective state league.

The clubs that are interested to participate in the third and fourth division need to submit their applications through their respective State Associations.

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HAL Left out of I-League 2nd Division

Bangalore based club Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) are unable to participate in the I-league 2nd division next season as they were found of not complying to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)'s club licensing criteria.

"The first time that HAL was warned was when before they took part in the 2010-11 Second Division tournament. They had at least four years to fulfill the requirements, but they paid no heed. No national body can tolerate for so long.", said the AIFF I-League chairman AR Khaleel.

However, HAL has been given permission to play in the newly formed third division.

Its confirmed that HAL management has decided not to appeal against this decision.

"Of course we are disappointed.", said HAL President Ashok Nayak. "It will be a miracle if they reverse the decision. So, we decided not to appeal against it. This will come as a big blow to our preparations and hopes. But, we would try our best to promote to the I-League as soon as possible."
Good start, will be following this :)
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HAL and Chatterjee Part Ways

Satyajit Chatterjee has resigned from his position as head coach at Hindustan Aeronautical Limited Sports Club (HAL). HAL confirmed Chatterjee's departure was by mutual constant and the club wished him well for the future.

“I’d like to thank all the HAL fans and staff for their support and kind words of encouragement. Who knows, one day we may meet again.”

HAL has been disappointing in 2012-13 season, finishing 2nd in their group in the third division, although they were predicted to be promoted by many. Their state division result was even more disappointing, finishing 8th in Bangalore Super Division among eleven teams. However, many people can hardly blame Chatterjee as he did not get much time to improve the team after he was appointed following the sacking of Ramalingam Thyagaraj in january.

Former ONGC coach Irenio Vaz is considered to be a hot favorite to take the vacant HAL job and India Under 19 coach Thomas Joseph is also linked.
Blue & Louis O. - Thanks for the encouragement guys :)
A really great start mate good luck :P
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Surprise Appointment for HAL

HAL surprised people by appointing former Bangladesh international Mohammed Alfaz Ahmed as their new manager.

Alfaz Ahmed retired in last April as a footballer. Alfaz’s colorful 28-year career saw him achieve a lot of successes, recognition, and honor including being named “AFC’s player of the month” in August in 1996.

The only coaching experience Alfaz Ahmed has is being a player-coach for Dhaka Mohammedan in his last season. Although their new manager being a managerial rookie, the fans are pleased to see a player of Alfaz's caliber adorning their managerial position.

Will Alfaz Ahmed be able to improve the team this season after last season's disappointment? HAL President Ashok Nayak thinks so.

"I am quite happy to appoint Alfaz to be our new manager. He has huge experience as a player and also playing experience in India. I have the utmost confidence that he will get us promoted and win the Bangalore Super Division. He will get the full backing of the board." , said Ashok Nayak to Bangalore Mirror.
Good Start!!! It will be cool to check out how you do in such an obscure league compared to the rest :)
Very interesting, will be following.
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HAL: Who are They?

The appointment of Alfaz Ahmed has definitely caught the eye of Bangladeshis. While people here are acquainted with big Indian clubs such as Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, hardly any of them ever heard of HAL.

Nicknamed as The Aircraftmen, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Sporting Club is an institutional Indian football club from Bangalore and owned by the company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. They were founded in 1940. They currently play in the Indian Third Division. They are considered as one of the top clubs from Bangalore, and have previously played in the Indian top division. In fact, they are the only club from Bangalore who ever represented Bangalore in the I-League.

HAL play in the 15000 all-seater Bangalore Stadium.

The club retains a fierce rivalry with KGF Sports academy(currently playing in second division) and MEG Centre, a fellow third division team.

One of the most notable player to play for HAL is left winger Xavier Vijayakumar, who played for them from 2001 to 2011. He is considered as a club legend to the HAL supporters.

Xavier Vijaykumar

Another notable player is center defender Joseph Femi Adeola, who currently plays for I-league team ONGC.

Although, they are now currently playing in the third division, HAL are a club with a growing history. Their recent silverware was in 2009, when they won the Bangalore Super Division. They won it on nine occasions, finished runners-up once. They also won the second division in 2001 and finished second once in 2010.
For a first story (I think it your first, haven't seen you around here before ;) ) this is looking great! Keep it up :)
Great start to your first story (I think). Keep it up.
Thanks guys for your kind feedback. :) Yeah, this is my first story here.

Here is the rules for the Third division:

114 teams are divided in 8 groups. The champion of each group gets to play in the promotion play-off. In the play-off, 8 champions play in a league system and 4 of them gets promoted to the second division. Last placed team of each group gets relegated to the fourth division(which is unplayable).

The rule for second division:

26 teams are divided in 2 groups. Top 5 teams of each group gets chance to play in a league system promotion play-off. Top 2 teams of the play-off gets promoted. On the other hand, 16 remaining teams play in the relegation play off. And 8 of them gets relegated( A lot I know!).

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