Career Cockers attempts the UK Challenge **Stage 1**

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Well 2 failed attempts at the Latin Europe Challenge but still smiling, and now attempting @BatiGoal UK Challenge for the first time.

I clearly understand the rules (:D) with this one, and hopefully expect to be on the leader board Sometime in the future.

So start off with Stage 1

My Club - Cliftonville F.C

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Ireland's Oldest Football Club 

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So as I embark on stage 1 I had to choose the key man in Season 1, those who have managed this Club will know there is no money at first, and my only option was to make some money as quick as to gain some capital to purchase a worthy Striker...

Transfers...

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As you can see a little wheeling and dealing, had to let a couple of half decent players go to make some money, but in the end it paid off...

Welcome Chris Dickson

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Brought in from Chelmsford in the English Vanarama National League South. He's Mature, a little International experience, and a reasonable goal scoring record, so here we go...

On a funny side note, I chose him due to his name Dick**son, my nickname is Cock**ers... ok I thought it was funny :laugh:

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This would make for magical newspaper headlines :laugh: 

Goodluck mate!

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I dont hope they will out of the blue call him up for internationals when you need him the most mate :)!

best of luck!

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Well Season 1 finished...

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Good start to the Challenge, won the league on my first attempt which is good as this is my first time ever managing in this league...

End Stats...

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So apart from the league, I earned the Co.Antrim Shield and the League Cup, let myself down in the Irish Cup...

So back to the challenge, Stage 1... Completed???

The record 27 Goals - Joe Gormley 2013-2014 for Cliftonville

Chris Dickson...

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Broken, Stage 1 complete, not bad but not brilliant 38 goals in 48 games

Next Scotland - to be continued...

 

 

 

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Congrats on giving stage one a good dicking :D 

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Very good @Ashez I did feel a little Cockee :D on completing it...

Come on Scotland...

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Good start to the challenge dude, now come the wait, both myself and @AndersJ will testify that this is the hardest part the waiting I had to complete 5 seasons with Cliftonville before I was able to move, but that just gives you more time to add to your tally

on a side note did you load England as the primary league?

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Hi @Taff thanks mate, and yes i did load England as the Primary league after reading yours and others comments. I'm playing with a few other Tactics whilst I wait.

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8 minutes ago, Cockers2505 said:

Hi @Taff thanks mate, and yes i did load England as the Primary league after reading yours and others comments. I'm playing with a few other Tactics whilst I wait.

It's a good idea, these seasons are a good chance to play around with tactics that could be the difference once you get to the other leagues

 

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I totally agree with taff. Test different tactics. Search for cheap regens ( add them to your shortlist ) try to break your own records, but yes i too had to wait 5 seasons 😂

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Solid start. As we have come to learn the first few seasons are all about sharpening that record and building that rep. KIU!

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Thanks guys, just a quick update...

Season 2 - A better record than Season 1

Enter James Keene (free)

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52 goals in 47 games is a better record to take to the leaderboard (hopefully)

Final League for Season 2

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Season stats 

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Still waiting for Scotland... to be continued...

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@AndersJ you cherish that topspot on the leaderboard while it lasts cause clearly people want what you have :D

Good work getting them extra goals.

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Competition is GOOD, it keeps us all aware and ready for the next big thing ( the next challenge from your side ). Maybe "take your grandma from alanya to Krakow to bier festival in Bayern 😂

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I'll have a piece of that @AndersJ can't beat a little festival, lived in Germany for over seven years and they know how to party

I need the goals @BatiGoal to eventually take to spot lol

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Nothing major to update on, still waiting for a job in Scotland...

Won the league again, top goal scorer did no better...

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Final Sats of Season 3

 

 

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took on a side project whilst I wait...

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Took on Nigeria to give myself some more Reputation, not bad winning ACN...

to be continued...

 

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Hopefully you land in the SPL in a season or two. Keep working that rep.

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Quick Update

Still waiting for a Scotland job, but...

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Won the league with ease again, no records to submit though...

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So it's been 5 seasons (was warned by @Taff) and still waiting, my best result so far, and not due to goals scored, but actual result...

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Cone on that is some result, not full first team out, but they had a strong side still...

to be continued...

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Who are Arsenal anyway? :laugh:

Nice work mate, surely a job in Scotland is inbound...

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Thanks @mcandrew003 i'm an Oldham fan so cant say anything, I know if I was an Arsenal supporter I'd want a new manager to see if they could change the whole concept of the club, but just my opinion.

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:laugh: fair enough mate

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That's tough man, 5 seasons in and still no club has faith in you. Their loss :unamused:

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HELP!!!! Guys can somebody tell me what the hell is going on, I've won the league for 7 seasons now, I'm classed as a National Manager and have my Gold badge, BUT every Scottish club, including all newly promoted don't offer me anything, what am I doing wrong???

Do I quit the club, will that help, will the clubs look at me more because to be truthful I'm going to sack this as it's not enjoyable at all, I've bought players and turned them into superstars, so can't keep,them due to Big Release clause...

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Season after season, to easy now...

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my Reputation is National, so what am I doing wrong as again 1 new club and Dunfermline both ignored my application...

I'm switching back to @BatiGoal Latin Challenge if nothing comes soon...

to be continued...

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Seriously mate, makes no sense to me anymore that even lower Scottish teams aren't interested in you. This Reputation thing is quite off imo.

I think the other guys who played/completed this challenge only got a job after resigning but again, makes no sense to me. You could give it a try tho. 

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I have to say: it's a bit like watching moths fly into the flames, one after another! No way am I going to try this one, I don't have the patience you all obviously have. :) 

Seriously though, what rank does the league have (compared to Scotland) on the League Standards - Coefficients and League Standards - Reputation screens? Maybe the league is still too low for Scotland clubs to be interested. If you can get those scores up through European success, you might have more luck.

Anyway, best of luck! Hope you get a job in Scotland soon.

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I did resign after my fifth season give it a go, save the game first so you can come back if need be

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Update - Stage 2 has started...

Firstly can I say to @BatiGoal that maybe (only an opinion) a suggestion is made that if people attempting this challenge doesn't get any joy moving on after a couple of Seasons, or even completing the stage, they resign giving them a better chance to gain employment in other countries, I resigned after trying for 7 season, got a job a couple of months later?

So the club...

Ross County...

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Not a big strong club yet, they need a little investment in the side, and an update in the backroom staff which I sorted straight away...

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So for this season it will be getting rid of deadwood, change attitudes of some of the players, and strengthen with what funds I have currently...

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Not bad start to life in Scotland winning the Scottish Cup on my first attempt...

Final Standing after Season 1...

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I think a proud 3rd is good for the club and my future challenge on Stage 2, I haven't got or decided which player I am to use to complete this stage, update later on that.

I just hope I haven't wasted to many seasons on trying to get to Stage 2...

to be continued...

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Part of the challenge is figuring out a way to complete it altho the rep issue was never a problem when I created it. Now it obviously is, I may drop a hint in the OP.

Great to finally see you in stage 2.

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Finally hit the highlands dude, now the party begins

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Good job mate, nice to see you get there!

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