Succession Game: Pablo Castro's Beginnings

mrromaniac

Reserve Team
Sorry for the delay, but as it was Christmas, I was busy with other things. I started the game today ((H)).

Here are the transfers I made:



As you can see, I brought the first non-Cuban players in the Cuban Championship (if you consider Villa Clara's Austrian Sandro Ebner a Cuban). They are from Congo, they are better than most of the Cuban players available for Holguin to sign and they are cheap (6 euros pw). Richard Lokando is a 28 years old Midfielder Allrounder and he was signed from AC Leopard (Congolese lower divisions). Christel Kimbembe is a 24 years old GK and he was signed from US Saint-Pierre (Congolese lower divisions). Camille Lyoulou is a 26 years old Striker, but I use him as a Left Midfielder. He was signed from Congolese Premier League side AS Cheminot.

Here is the team with the player's ratings after one half of the season:



News about our star-players: Cervantes got his first caps for Cuba. Cruzata is in the Cuban NT starting line-up. Driggs will retire at the end of the season. Anyway, Cervantes and Yadian make the best attack. Cervantes has the speed and the skill and Yadian has the cutting-edge finishing. He even scored a lobe from 40 yards.

Here is the list of results:



And here is the (almost) mid-season table:

 

Juventino

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Nice job improving on last year. Hopefully you'll be able to stay in 2nd to avoid Ciudad de la Habana until the finals (if you make it). Probably our last shot at a final aswell with all our star players in the last years of their contracts. Do you think any of them will want to extend?
 

mrromaniac

Reserve Team
Well I already extended Cervantes' contract to 2015 with the same wage (50E pw). Quintana is not interested in a contract renewal. Cruzata asks for 95E pw and I am hesitating on offering him a deal as I found financial health for our club (we have a balance of 63K euros, our wage budget is covered entireley (289E budget/ 290E used, difference N/A), our main revenue are the tickets, and our main expenses are match day expenses. Driggs is retiring at the end of the season. Yadian asks for 100E pw and I'm thinking of offering him this deal.
 

mrromaniac

Reserve Team
Final table before the playoffs:



As you can see, it was a massive drop. We had a bad streak for about 6 matches... They were missing chances a lot. Anyway, let's hope for a good performance in the playoffs. In the first stage, we play Cienfuegos and if we qualify, again it will be Ciudad Habana. ****!
 

mrromaniac

Reserve Team
So here we go...

Cienfuegos vs. Holguin: we had the match in our hands but they managed to win. Quintana, Driggs and Mesa were going to miss next match.



Holguin vs. Cienfuegos: brilliant performance by our improvised team. Captain Cruzata was going to miss next match.



Ciudad Habana vs. Holguin: we defended like no other even without Cruzata. Katsudi Amikale, the top goalscorer (35) and top average (7.85), got injured for Ciudad and was going to miss next match.



Holguin vs. Ciudad Habana: dramatic match. They were leading 1-0, but we managed to equalise thanks to overload tactic. Ayala got sent off. We missed a few more chances in the last minutes. Extra time. Munoz shatters our hope with a lobe, after Quintana was fouled right in front of him. Bloody Fidel! I adopt again the overload tactic. Yadian equalises and we needed just one more goal. We escape on a counter attack with Cervantes and Yadian against an opposition defender and the GK. We were closing in but Soriano scored on a counter attack. End of the match. This is a match to be saved. An extraordinary match. I recommend you to watch the key highlights, especially the extra time.



But then again, Ciudad Habana lost in the final: Habana - Isla de Juventude 1-0 ('23 Marten)
Isla de Juventude - Habana 4-1 ('4 Castro, '6 Arrieta, '41 '70 Aguero / '15 Marten)

Here is the list of matches in the second half of the season:



SAVEGAME!

Oh and I managed to extend Yadian's and Cruzata's contracts. They accepted smaller wages than initially asked for. Yadian even accepted a lower weekly wage.

Good luck, next Pablito!
 

Juventino

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ShiftyPowers;2967124 said:
I've never seen dominance like Ciudad Habana. Must be Fidel's team.
Zlatan said:
They must be bribing and doping their way to victory. Like Dynamo Dresden used to.

Yet they didn't manage to win a title.... Hahaha.

Too bad about the drop in the regular season, but that semi-final is a classic. So close. :(
 

Juventino

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Well, this died rather quickly. No one has interest? No one has time? COME ON! It will only be one season, and it doesn't have to be finished in a week either. I'd love to just see this go forward.
 

Juventino

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Because I actually really enjoyed my season with Holguin, I'm going to give this succession game another bump!

... ShiftyPowers, will you beat bullies Ciudad de la Habana for our poor little Soccergaming FM community? I could take over again after that.
 

Juventino

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Yeah, alright.... dammit. ;)

If someone has an idea for an obviously less daunting succession game I'll be up for it. Maybe the summer is the best time to start one too because people will have more time. I guess this one was doomed from the start....

Pablo Castro, suffering from terrifying delusions in the hell of Cuba's Campeonato de Futbol, uttered the same words that had been uttered before by Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now......

 


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