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The Icelandic Way

After a nice, long journey in my last career, and with my exams coming to an end soon, I have decided to start a new save. @localhero suggested I do a save with a team from Iceland and I really liked the idea because I was a fan of what such a small country (population wise) managed to do in the Euros. The main aim of this save is to get the team I chose to the top of European football, winning the Champions League!

 

The Team

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I decided to go as Fjölnir for two reasons: first, they have great facilities which will help me on this mission. Second, they don't really have a lot of history, which is a nice start and not only will we be making progress in Europe, we will also need to do better than before in Iceland!

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The Squads 84a2cc7eeef0396512afcfe24c63c4bf.png

As you can see for yourself, the players aren't too good so we have a lot of work to do in improving. Our 4 best players are not Icelandic which is a problem I will need to take care of.

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Only two of our youth players are looking like they could be good. Hopefully I will be able to get Panic and Kristjansson into the squad this season so they can get better!

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My Goals

At Club Level:

- In the second season, have no foreign players.

- Become the top team in Iceland (Starting joint fifth).

- Develop as many players through the academy.

- Each year promote two promising youngsters to the team.

- Have a young (average age 25) team after three seasons.

- Have a profitable club!

Competitions in Iceland:

- Win the league.

- Win the cup.

- Dominate the competitions!

Champions League:

- Get past the Second Qualifying Phase in the Champions League.

- Get past the Third Qualifying Phase in the Champions League.

- Get past the Playoffs Phase in the Champions League.

- Get Past the Group Stage in the Champions League.

- Get Past the First Knockout Round in the Champions League.

- Get Past the Quarter Final in the Champions League.

- Get Past the Semi Final in the Champions League.

- Win the Champions League!!

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Sounds like quite a challenge, good luck with it :D Komdu á Fjölni!!

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2017 - Midseason Roundup!

Transfers

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I brought in three players, two from Iceland and one from Spain. The two Iceland guys are 20 and 19 so they are definitely here to grow and hopefully they can become good for us. Balbi will be leaving at the end of the season with the other non Home Grown guys, and he was really just brought in to help stabalize the team in the first season.

League Results

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As you guys can see, we had a very tough start to our season. We couldn't find out attacking shoes and that really didn't help! After five games we managed a nice run, only losing one (got destroyed) of our next 6 games. We currently have 4 players out injured, which isn't helping us as they are all starters. Hopefully I can bring in some decent players during the window to really bolster our chances of at least a midtable finish!

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So, we are currently in 7th, just where the board have set our expectations to. The 5-0 loss to FH really did hurt the guys, demoralising them, but I hope we can get our form back and get a good run in the second half of the season. My aim right now is to not get relegated and to get ourselves young players who will help us in the league for years to come.

Cup Results

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So far so good in the cup! We have done great to beat two far superior teams in FH and Stjarnan. Hopefully we can keep this run going and get to the final. If we do so, we will face either Haukar or HK, two teams in the second division. Hopefully we can get our hand on the first piece of major silverware at the club this season!

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Not bad, mid table so things can only get better ;)

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6 minutes ago, localhero said:

Not bad, mid table so things can only get better ;)

Sure hope so!

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Youth Intake

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Our youth products will play a major part in this career so I am very very happy with what I am seeing in this first batch! 

Ívar Örn Magnússon

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Wow, wow, wow and anoth WOW!!! This guy is looking insane! He will go straight into the next season as we will get rid of our foreigners! I really hope I can keep him here for a long time.

Guðjón Ívarsson

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This guy maybe not as good as Magnusson but he also looks like he could become a great striker for us!

Gunnar Már Jónsson

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Might not have the best technical stats right now but with training and tutoring, as well as some games in the first team, hopefully he will be good for us.

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2017 - Season Roundup

Transfers

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I brought in four players in total on loan. I wanted more depth. Vesileiou obviously isn't from Iceland but I thought he could be a good cover for us at ST especially with the injuries! One player I would love to have permenantly from here is Brynjarsson but I think I might only be able to loan him again.

League Results

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Consistency isn't something my players have heard of and I was disappointed with that. Hopefully next season we can manage to get a good run of results and not mess up every time we start on a small patch of good results. As you can see, our two most important players in attack were Lund and Vasileiou, with the pair getting 11 goals in 11 games.

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Not where we wanted to be but I can only build up from here!

Cup Results

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I don't know what happened in the cup but we were good in every game we played! Hopefully this will get the players going next season, and with the money to come from the EL qualifiers (if we manage to progress a bit) this could be big for us!

Squad

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Not sure where we would have been without the two loanees! Hoping for straight sevens, and a smaller squad next season!

Awards & Finances

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Flattered by this because I didn't think much of our season. Hopefully next season I will be able to add this award next to the medal I got from the cup!

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Not a lot of money but hopefully with us in the EL some sponsors will pay us! Hopefully this will start to go in the millions before too long.

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Good transfer budget! We are going to offload the foreigners which surely will free up the wage budget and I will definitely not use the whole transfer budget. Good to have it there just incase!

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Not too bad, silverware and in Europe so getting some money from that. Just got to get some decent early draws to make the group stages.

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2017 - Preseason Roundup

Results

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The Deiladbikar is some sort of a preseason cup to get the teams going. The board don't think it is important at all so i am not too disheartend that we dud nothing in it. I am very happy that we won the Íslenska Frábær Bikar because no one gave us a chance against Valur! A single goal by out youth product secured the win. Hopefully this could be the start of a good season for us!

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Transfers

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A lot of transfers as you can see! We sold all but one of our foreigners (he is in the U19s until his contract runs out). I only brought in two players over the age of 22 so I am definitely hoping that these players will develop throughout this season and the next. Our scouts rate them highly and I hope the deliver!

Squad

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This is our squad for the season. A lot of potential and with the average age at 23 I really hope that they will grow and lead us to glory!

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2018 - Midseason Roundup!

League Results

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We lost in 6 of our first ten games. How bad are we? Well, the result say it all! We've conceded a total of 20 goals so far (worst in the league) and things aren't looking great really. Will have to strengthen my defence somehow. The young players are really disappointing me to say the least.

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So, not only do we not have a chance of winning the league, it seems like we will be fighting relegation come the end of the season... I didn't think it would be this bad but my defence is falling apart and we can't hold on to any lead we take.

Cup Results

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We were unable to go on another good cup run unfortunetly. Quite a shame really, especially going out to a second tier team!

Europa League Results

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We were drawn against the Estonian Kalju and we managed to get the win away from home (3 of the 4 wins we had so far were away from home). Next up we take on Israeli side Maccabi Haifa. They are a good team from Israel and not losing 10-0 on agg. would be a great achievment for us!

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2018 - End of a Journey!

Results

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We continued our terrible form in the league but just look at what we did in the Europa League! I was well surprised that we knocked Maccabi Haifa out and Ludogorets just got the better of us. We did go on a good run towards the end but was it enough to keep us up?

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Unfortunetly, it didn't! Þór won their final game against third placed KR and that meant that we are going down!

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Goodbyes

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Sure, we got relegated but I was very surprised when I saw this after the game! I really didn't think this would happen especially because the board gave me a new contract towards the end of the season when we were just one point above relegation. I leave the club with a lot of money in the bank and a trophy in the cabinet. I hoped to get a chance to bring the club back up but I was wrong.

What Now?

I think for the time being, this will be the end of the thread. That is due to the fact we failed the objective. I will try to find a new club, but I think that will wait. Thanks for following and sorry for this being so short!

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