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JK Nõmme Kalju - An Estonian Dream

Started on 9 September 2013 by Stocke
Latest Reply on 12 September 2013 by Stocke
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Hello! On the back of realizing that my old story was simply mission impossible, I have decided to start a new one with a club that I've never seen used on here. Meet JK Nõmme Kalju, who are last year's champions of the Meistriliiga, or Master League. I decided to go with them, as I have never seen an Estonian league save on here (most likely because it requires a data editor file to play), and also use a little-known team to bring a small country to glory (similar to HamoudiLFC's Pyunik Yerevan save). A bit of history on the club:


Looks like they are a club without that much history. I will look to change that.

Who am I

I will be Estonian-born Belgium international Andrei Fortan, who exists solely for the purpose of this story. Andrei asks for the position, and he gets it.


I haven't properly started the save yet, this is just a write-up I made, will update tomorrow if possible.


Sounds really interesting! :) Hamoudi's is a quality story to so all the best to you :)
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2013-09-09 01:55#134246 Walter : Sounds really interesting! :) Hamoudi's is a quality story to so all the best to you :)

Thank you! There's not much in the initial post because I wrote it yesterday night (for me) on my iPad.
I love stories like this, using small relatively un-used countries! Good luck Yuttra! (Pixel, always will be Yuttra to me!)
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2013-09-09 16:00#134320 Nathaniel : I love stories like this, using small relatively un-used countries! Good luck Yuttra! (Pixel, always will be Yuttra to me!)

Thank you, hope this can be successful.

Welcome to the club!


The squad

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/JKNotildemmeKalju_TeamPlayers_zpsaa8ed393.png.html

This does not look like a title-winning squad of anything, much less football or soccer. First of all, there are far too many attacking players for my style of play. The full-backs, good as they may be, are remarkably one-sided, and the average age of the squad is far higher than it should be. To add to that, the club is semi-professional and we will have a hard time signing new players. I am tempted to sign myself as a player for the club to resolve the problem at left midfield. The captain, however, looks quite capable:

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/AloBaumlrengrub_OverviewProfile_zps051b8c84.png.html

His international experience should prove quite valuable, then again many of our other Estonian players are also internationals.

Key player:

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/TarmoNeemelo_OverviewProfile_zpsfc997b99.png.html

His work rate is exceptional, and he knows how to put the ball in the back of the net. Capable of a 20+ goal season, if his lack of pace doesn't limit him too much.

Continental Competition

We have been entered into the second qualifying round of the Champions League, we will look to go as far in that competition as we can to bring in money and hopefully turn fully professional.

Other Information

Despite the club being based in Nõmme, the stadium of the club is in Tallinn. Media predicts a fourth-placed finish out of ten teams, thus qualifying for the Europa League if cup results go our way. Not allowed to scout outside of Estonia says the board. Standard of the league is below English 5th division, as well as Romanian 2nd division. League rules:

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/EstonianMasterLeague_OverviewRules_zps8e59f67c.png.html
good luck
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2013-09-09 16:48#134330 corbmiester : good luck

Thanks, hope I can do well.
We will play Flora Tallinn, who won the Estonian Cup, in the Super Cup on 10.3.2012.

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/a5fda52095871931834e04df721e0b52_zps8a0627f9.png.html
We will play Eurouniv FC in the Estonian Cup, pretty happy on the draw myself.

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/cadd15592bbb332fb240d011bd57d960_zpsc55c4058.png.html

Pre-season


http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/ee6004590dac8667839f9e0a0b342fc3_zps14edc4f5.png.html

(Assistant took over matches)

Not really the best of preparations for the season ahead, due to the thrashing by Parnu LM who are a division lower than us. I was pleased by the way we put nine past TiPS because, even though they are much lower opposition, seven different players scored.

Transfers

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/Kalju_TransfersHistory_zpsfa6c79d1.png.html

A few players that the chairman brought in, they are mostly cover for starting players.

Opening Month

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/aaf2ef1d82efd8b413576e878a67b98a_zps1dc2674b.png.html

A lot of games in the month ahead, including the Super Cup and the first cup match. The league is the top priority, however.
Something I just wanted to show:

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/01304e7f0efb74dbda562ccacabf37d8_zps27740e92.png.html

The A. Le Coq Arena has a capacity of 12,000...

March

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/2d0be7f0c8ae84a63d9a5b87997534ac_zps61c72af9.png.html

A decent month that leaves us second in the league table. We lost out in the Super Cup, but this competition is of no importance. I was frustrated with our inability to hold a lead against Trans and Tallinna Kalev, two sides we really should have beaten.

League Table

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/4ee5bf6cee76b8bb9a6b304bb01eaaff_zps26648517.png.html
We are second due to the sheer fact we have conceded a lot of goals, but if Sillamae Kalev win their game at hand it could change for the worse.

Player of the month
http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/TarmoNeemelo_OverviewProfile-2_zps1cc240a9.png.html

Who else but Tarmo Neemelo? The former Estonia international was fantastic this month, scoring 10 goals in 6 games (though four of them came against weak opposition in the cup). If he keeps this up he will definitely have a 20+ goal season in the league.

Cup Draw

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/589d6e9de4088f035451e05488de6e5d_zpsc89737bd.png.html

More easy opposition in the form of Võru.

Next Month

http://s1353.photobucket.com/user/DarkMatt114/media/b43a824f44cba98ff0aa3a10acc64e97_zps90cd442a.png.html

Next month is shorter and is easier in other ways than March, the only tough game should come against Flora.
I'm back! (Well, not posting-wise but my internet has been fixed) and it will be great to see that you have a story from Estonia! I was going to do an Estonian story but since I had Armenian Ancestors I wanted to "do this for the fam" :P

anyways good luck! The key to success is Europe! :D
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