Fortuna Game #5 - Home vs Kosice – I begin controlling.
Kotori to Bilbao, 25th
Djuric to Zej, 28th
Kamenik to Djuric, 81st
We win 3-2. MOM is Zej
I hand out rest.
I reject offers for Kamenik and they want a better deal. I make them an offer
Champion Round 4, Leg #1 – Away vs Red Star – We just need to do a professional job today! A tie. A 1 goal loss where we score at least once. A win. That’s a lot of options. I begin defensive and make no changes to our game. They get a card in the first minute. They have the early initiative. Hello pretty yellows by the by. They get carded again in the 19th minute. Will that come to bite them?
They score, 23rd minute
Mitrea to Farago, 26th minute. Mitrea!!!
PK, Mitrea, 45th minute. Mitrea!!!
They score in the 48th minute
Farago to Djuric, 56th minute
We win 3-2. MOM is Farago his first.
We make 2 mill for winning and a NASTY 12.7 mill for making it to the Group Stage!
That was a nice campaign. See you next year!
Kamenik signs his new three year deal!
Fortuna Game #6 Away vs Zilina - Eddy starts for a tired Farago. I am defensive today. Kotora is starting for Bilbao.
Them 4th minute
Eddy to Djuric, 10th minute
Them, 39th called offsides
Them, 78th minute
We lose 1-2.
I refuse some offers for Pop and I offer them a new deal. I add a 1.0 mill release clause, the best I could negotiate.
I have 19 players on international duty
12th – Away vs Trencin
15th – Away vs Valencia
20th – Away vs Ruzomberok
23rd – Away vs Bystrica, Cup Round One
26th – Home vs Senica
30th – Home vs Benfica
Good training – Djuric, Kamenik, Ferguson
Wanna see how many loaners I have?
Djuric came in 2nd in Player of the Month
Pop signs his deal!
I connect Sabo and Samu
Fortuna Match #7 -Away vs Trencin – We already have away losses against two heavies and this could be a third. I begin defensive with Bilbao starting. Hello yellow uniforms and light rain! Their early initiative is turned as is our nice counter. Then minutes leave. They grab a card in the 15th. Kamenik crosses to Pop for goal in the 19th. Nice counter! Kamenik has more assists in 5 games than Krasic had in half a season! They score back in the 21st. They grab another booking. Half 1-1. Show me something else! We lightly injure one of theirs. Kamenik a light knock and Krasic heads in. Sabo for Zej. Walkes for Milanovic. They score in the 77th. Then two minutes later Samu finds Djuric for goal. 5 minutes. Game 2-2 tie. MOM is Djuric. We gotta get more points away!
Champions Group Game #1 – Away vs Valencia – I begin defensively. Let’s get this woodshed started. Pretty yellow kits! I’ll skip the synopsis. We lose 0-2. Closer than you might have expected. Not as bad as away against Torino last year. But not a result.
Fortuna Match #8 – Away vs Ruzomberok – Can I get an away win against the #2 team in the Fortuna right now? I begin defensively. Wow. We score in the 15th minute off a cross to Djuric and then… that’s it. We both finish with fewer than ten shots on the day. We had 3 on target to their 4. That was a quiet 1-0 win. But any win is a win. They have MOM
We finish our transfer window with a few loans leaving.
That win moves us up to 2nd.
Timothy Weah is U21 capped by the USA and has declared for them
Cup Round One, Away vs Bystrica - I start Ferguson and Sabo, Kotora and Eddy and Walkes.
IFK Mitrea feeds Walkes for assist to Samu for goal in the 35th minute
Djuric to Pop on a counter, 49th.
That’s it. We win 2-0 MOM is Walkes
I’ll take it!
I hand out rests to my main starters
Fortuna Match #9 – Home vs Senica – I begin standard. I leave in Kotora but swapped everyone else. We’ve been all over the early game with nary a goal. We lightly injure one of their players. I swap Milanovic one he’s carded. Djuric to Pop, goal, 44th. Djuric to Zej, goal, extra time. Half, we are up 2-0. Keep it up guys! In the 56th, Djuric shoots, the ball is blocked and then he shoots the rebound and sinks it. Eddy for Farago. They score in the 65th. They are carded. Pop to Djuric, goal, 68th. They score in the 70th. Ferguson for Samu. They get another card. 4 minutes of added time. Can we hold? We do! MOM is Djuric obviously.
Now that the team is flush with cash we agree to increase our training facilities, and youth facilities.
Champions Group Game #2 – Home vs Benfica – I begin countering with Bilbao for Kotora. This is our best chance to emerge with points. It’s driving rain today. We injure someone early.
Pop to Samu on a counter attack, goal, 9th minute
They score 21st
Pop to Ofori, goal, 41st
They score 73rd
Final score 2-2! They have the MOM
We net 500K in cash after our tie.
We have set a Champion’s Cup record for most goals at 35!
4th – Home vs Poprad
7th – Away vs Sala, 2nd Round
17th – Away vs Zdana
21st – Away vs Liverpool
24th – Home vs Trnava
28th – Home vs Streda
31st Home vs Slovan Bratislava
Good training – Mitrea, Pop, Weah
Kotora is called up to the Slovakian squad.
Fortuna Match #10 – Home vs Proprad, a recently promoted foe. I begin controlling and Kotora is starting.
Kamenik drives and crosses to Djuric, 29th minute
Weah drives the flank and feeds Djuric, 77th minute
We hold and win 2-0. MOM is Djuric with both goals.
I have 21 players called for international duty
Cup, Round 2, Away vs Sala – I start a lot of players that aren’t on duty. I have at this spots:
DC Mitrea, Bilbao, Milanovic
ST Jan Sadlek, a 17 year old youth squader
Alright this’ll be weird! I begin countering.
Mitrea, PK, 41st
That’s it. We win 1-0. MOM is MITREA!!!
Next is Ruzomberok.
Kotora got his first cap for Slovakia and I congratulate him!
Here is the division after 11 game save for our game in hand against league leader Streda. That game is scheduled for later in October.
Fortuna Game #11 – Away vs Pohronie Zdana – I begin countering. I have my normal squad back. Hello yellow jerseys!
Them, 8th minute.
HALF = Do you wanna win this?
Pop to Ofori, 80th minute. Tie
Zej to Pop, goal, 91st minute.
We win 2-1. MOM is Ofori
Champions Group Game #3 – Away vs Liverpool – Ready for the spanking? Let’s get ‘er done. We begin defensively.
Pop to Djuric!
Them 26th minute
Samu to Pop!!!
Pop to Djuric!
Nice! Make this a game!
Them in the 66th.
Game, we lose 3-5. Respectable! And we added to the goal-scoring record by another three goals!
Fortuna Game #12 – Home vs Trnava - I begin controlling.
Pop drives crosses to Djuric, 36th
Zej to Djuric, 44th
Them 47th pk
Pop and Djuric feed the ball back and forth on a counter, Pop to Djuric, 55th. That’s his hattrick
Pop to Djuric off a counter, 63rd
Them in the 73rd
We win 4-2, MOM is Djuric. Obviously
Streda lost and that win puts us into 1st for the first time this year.
Djuric set a Nitra record for most goals in a league game.
Cup Round 3, Away vs Ruzomberok – They always play us well so I begin defensively.
Ofori to Djuric, goal, 6th
Them in the 19th
Bilbao to Djuric, 78th
Weah to Pop, goal, 86th
We win 3-1 and MOM is Djuric
Fortuna Game #13 – Home vs Slovan Bratislava – I begin standard. They beat us earlier.
Kamenik crosses to Djuric – 30th. That’s Djuric’s 30th goal this season
Samu feeds Pop on an attacking run in the 57th
Bilbao to Samu, goal, 68th
We win 3-0 and MOM is Samu.
3rd Home vs Liverpool
7th Away vs Michalovce
21st Away vs Kosice
25th Home vs Valencia
28th Home vs Zilina
Good training – Dario, Djuric, Kotora
Djuric won Player of the Month!
Champions Group Game #4 – Home vs Liverpool – We played them well on the road, can we get a result here? Or even a respectful result? It’s driving rain here in Slovakia today. (We don’t play our home EURO and Champions games in Nitra as the stadium is too small) I begin countering. We injure one of their players in the 4th minute and they are subbed out. They score in the 38th, Half 1-0 them. Show me something else! I send in Ferguson for Kamenik after he is carded. Bilbao or Sato head in. Can we steal a tie? Three minutes. Nope we lose 1-0.
Fortuna Game #14 – Away vs Michalovce – I begin countering. This is Milanovic’s 100th game for us!
Djuric to Pop, 14th
Pop to Djuric, 44th
We win 2-0. MOM is Djuric.
One of my youth was capped for Hungary!
Fortuna Game #15 – Away vs Kosice – I start Eddy. I begin countering. Pretty yellow kits and driving rain.
Kamenik crosses to Samu, goal, 13th
Kamenik to Pop, 19th
Kamenik to Pop, 57th
Mitrea, DFK, 61st. Mitrea!
We hold and win 4-0. MOM is Samu
Champions Group Game #5 - Home vs Valencia – Farago is back today. I begin countering. My goal today is to score a lot of goals and add to our record!
Goals (Get ready)
Them , dfk, 12th minute; 1-0 them
Bilbao intercepts the ball and heads to Djuric who heads it to Samu for goal one minute later. 1-1 tie
They score off a counter in the 35th minute; 2-1 them
They score off a corner in the 51st. 3-1 them
Zej feeds Samu on an attack run and he feeds Pop for goal in the 66th. 3-2 them
Zej feeds Samu on an another attacking run for goal in the 83rd. 3-3
We tie them! Mom is Samu!
We made 500k
I don’t know if you have noticed but Samu tends to play up to big competition.
Our U19 coach left to head to a lower level club as t’s new manager. I wish him well! I post the job.
I get the board to increase the number of coaches allowed.
I hire GK Coach Argentinian Albano Bazzari. I hand out better Gk stuff.
Fortuna Game #16 – Home vs Zilina. I begin standarding against them.
Them in the 19th
Pop solo goal as he bounces on it, 21st
Bilbao to Pop on a counter, 75th
Ferguson to Pop, 87th
We hold and win 3-2. MOM is Pop.
We have won 9 league matches in a row!
2nd – Home vs Streda
5th – Home vs Trencin
8th – Away vs Benfica
12th – Away vs Streda
Good training – Eddy, Zej, and Jimenez
Pop player of the month!
Fortuna Match #17 – Home vs Streda. I make no changes to my roster. Streda are our main competition for 1st and winner and a result here would be lovely! We begin standard as well.
Samu to Djuric, 40th minute, nice cross
Samu, 75th, solo goal, he leaped on a free ball in the box
Samu, pk, 82nd
We win 3-1 and MOM is Samu
Fortuna Match #18 – Home vs Trencin – I begin standard. I am starting Ferguson for Kamenik, swapped with Samu, Eddy and Bilbao.
Samu to Sabo, 67th, his first goal for us!
Mitrea to Milanovic, 71st, IFK. MITREA!!!
Sabo to Farago, 88th minute after I subbed in Farago
We win 3-1, MOM is Mitrea
We have broken the league record for wins in a row with 11.
Champions Group Game #6 – Away vs Benfica – I make no changes to my roster and I begin defensively.
I doubt the score lasts, but here you can see Kamenik to Djuric in the 13th minute.
They score back in the 18th
They score in the 35th
HALF, 2-1 them
Them in the 61st
Djuric to Pop in the 77th. Can we steal a tie? Nope! We lose 3-2.
Fortuna Match #19 – Away vs Streda – this is our final match before the winter break. I begin defensively. I make no changes to my squad
Them in the 41st
Them in the 87th
Them in extra time
We lose 0-3. That ends our winning streak.
Here we are after 19 games. We split our matches with Streda, and we are really far in front of the rest of the pack.
We hire a new U19 head coach.
Kotora wants to head out but Mitrea talks him down.
So my main question is this.
Who will leave in the break?
Kotora learned a lot from the Eddy link up
December 29th arrives
I start scouting folks leaving their contract in 6 months
These are the ones expiring.
I need to make decisions on a few.
Bilbao. 3 star rotation. I can start him in an emergency. I like him enough to give him starts for injury and tiredness. Is he worth keeping around in that role? Or can I comfortably find another rotation guy.
For now I leave Bilbao unsigned.
I will let Krasic head out.
The youth will head out as well
Now the big question. Jimenez
Here is Jimenez today. He led the league in shut outs last year and had great stats. But he’s just a three star rating. Is he worth keeping around?
I don’t want to lose him without having another option in case my new option sucks.
I make him an offer to extend him by one year.
Should I do a year for Bilbao?
Yeah we offer another year at rotation.
I have won the Slovakian Coach of the Year award!
Pop wins Romanian Player of the Year! I congratulate him!
Djuric won the Fortuna Best Player Away and Samu came in 2nd. I congratulate him.
16th – Friendly vs Hanisk
23rd – Friendly vs Zlin
30th – Friendly vs Brno
Good training – Sabo, Pop, Djuric,
Farago won Goal of the month!
I get offers for Walkes but he’s matured into a better DC and DMC and I like him as my 5th option. No thanks!
I take a look at who was recently released. Maybe I can find some inspiration or that 4th St I still need.
I hand out some scouting stuff but I don’t see any Strikers that can take us home.
I offer some trials to some young prospects.
Bilbao accepts the offer
Here’s Ferguson today by the by
Just in case you cared. He’s getting closer and closer to starting level.
I make an offer to a stud Brazilian DC I find. I also offer a buddy to swing on by as well.
I sign his buddy first, Guilherme.
I’ll show you after he joins in March when he turns 18
I turn down my first offers for Pop and Kotora
I withdraw talks from a a stud young Italian GK who wants too much (5.0k) for a hot prospect deal.
I brought my new DC on trail until his deal hits…
This is Alan Assis! He’s raw but he shows every sign of progress! I have some foreign spots to use and he’ll be a fun future starter for me at DC once he’s grown like Kotora.
I get an offer for Djuric and reject it.
I reject more offers for my ley three youth – Kamenik, Pop, and Kotora
The transfer window opens
I just turned down a 925k offer for Kotora. We might be losing him
I accept a loan offer for first team for Weah.
I give Mitrea a leave of absence for a month for him to head on home
I just got a 1.4 mill offer for Kotora from Sampdoria
My board is not auto accepting it. Good job board you’ve learned.
Friendly vs Hanisk – We win 2-0
Someone has made an offer for Pop and it hits his minimum release clause of 1.1 mil. That sucks!
I have an idea though you may enjoy.
Sampdoria increased their offer for Kotora for 2 mill and that’s close to his 3.5 min release fee.
My offer for Djuric is up to 850k but no thanks. I have the monies now.
Weah heads out on loan on first team Striker, he needs play there
Friendly vs Zlin – We win 1-0
While Pop is figuring out where to head next I make an offer for my next Striker, transfer listed for 250k
I reject more than a million for Djuric.
He arrives before Pop decides his destination!
Are you ready?
Welcome Back Gabriel Dodoi! He’s now fully developed technically and we like him a lot. He knows the club and loves the Manager (that’s me for those following along)
I move him to start. I give him the advanced forward role for now.
Friendly vs Brno – We win 1-0. Our lone goal was by….DODOI!
Wow! On the 31st which is the end of the transfer window I get an offer for Djuric for…1.7 MILLION dollars. No thanks.
Benfica hit 3.5 mill on Kotora!
That;s his minimum release fee!
That sucks…. Having the Slovakian Wonderkid on a Slovakian team was awesome.
However, we are about to get in the money even more.
Right now that means my DCs are this:
DC Mitrea, Bilbao, Milanovic – starting
DC/DMC – Walkes primary backup
I look to see if I can find a good 5th option.
None for free
The only ones for transfer are too expensive…
I got nothing. I just gotta use my Brazilian when he gets here.
Benfica signed Kotora
6th - Friendly vs Dukla Prague
13th – Friendly vs Inter Bratislava
20th – Home vs Ruzomberok
27th – Away vs Poprad
Good training – Kjellborg, Pop, Ferguson
Kamenik was runner up for Czech Player of the Year!
He won Czech Young Player of the Year and I congratulate him!
Alright Kamenik it’s just you and me.
I just turned down a 975k offer for Walkes. We gotta get through this!
Pop signed with OGCN
Walkes wants an improved deal and I offer rotation, as he;s too old now for Hot Prospect.
I make an rotation offer for 1.7k/week, two years
Friendly vs Dukla Prague – We win 5-2 and Djuric scored 4 goals..
Friendly vs Inter Bratislava – We win 4-2. Dodoi has a hattrick
Mitrea is back
Ofori is out for two weeks. Eddy will start for him
Fortuna Game #20 – Home vs Ruzomberok – Starting today is Dodoi, Bilbao and Eddy. Ready for the new Nitra? I am starting standard as I respect the #3 club too much not to.
Kamenik feeds Djuric for goal in the 8th
Them in the 13th
Djuric to Dodoi on a break, 25th minute
Mitrea, PK, 34th. MITREA!!!
Them in the 71st
Mitrea an og in the 77th. Mitrea???
Mitrea, DFK in the 79th. MITREA!!!
Them in the 82nd
Dodoi in the 87th
Them in the 88th
Them in extra time
We lose 6-5.They had 5 shots on target and they all sinked. That was a Lukas Hrasso game.
That is the highest scoring game in the history of the Fortuna!
Now I am getting offers for Samu. Go away!
Zenit St. Petersburg in 2nd in Russia right now offers me an interview…
I consider. But I say no.
Fortuna Game #21 – Away vs Poprad – I make no changes to my roster. I begin countering. I hope we can call the last game a one of and move on.
Farago to Dodoi, goal, 20th
Them in the 35th off a counter
Mitrea in the 55th off a PK. MITREA!!!
That’s it we hold and win 2-1. Mom is Mitrea
The transfer deadline has passed
6th – Away vs Senica
17th – Away vs Kosice, QF
Good training – Kjellberg
Kotori is back from injury
Alan Assis joins us officially and I put him on my match squad.
We get our youth squad! How is Duris?
Thanks Football gods!
He’s very developed! He’d be my replacement if Kamenik left!
Fortuna Game #22 – Away vs Senica. I begin defensively because they are our kryptonite. Kotori is back!
Mitrea to Djuric on an IFK in the 19th. MITREA!!!
Them in the 23rd
Sabo to Dodoi off a counter, 66th
Dodoi to Milanovic, corner kick, 87th minute
We win 3-1. MOM is Ofori
Here’s the table at the 22 game mark.
Streda dropped two games in a row we won and drifted really far down the chart. We have 11 points on them.
I think in all my years of FM, I've never had much luck with my youth intakes... regardless of squad, level of facilities... Just cursed I guess... certainly never anything like this... maybe a rotation player once or twice...
You seem to get a first 11 player regularly... :)
Sabo loved his hookup with Samu!
I decline another interview with Torino
EURO Qual Game #1 – Away vs Zilina. This is a rough match to start the playoffs. I begin defensively.
Djuric to Ofori, goal, 58th minute
Game. We win 1-0. MOM is Ofori
I hand out rests
I know but in real life Nitra is one of the biggest cities and doesn;' share it;s youth with others unlike, say, Bratislava with it's many clubs.
I also got two of the best players of their generation in Portugal with Nacional de Maderia over on the island of Maderia (which discovered Ronaldo).
Quarter Final Away vs Kosice – I begin countering. Pretty yellow uniforms!!!
Zej to Djuric, 48th
Them in Extra time
We win the shootout!
We got lucky there!
I hand out more rests
EURO Qual Game #2 – Away vs Streda – This is the best place for Streda to gain ground. I begin defensively. Away vs Streda was a loss for us in the regular season.
Them in the 15th
Farago one minute later on a loose ball in the box score
Them in the 54th
Them in the 81st
Them in the 90th
We lose 4-1.
That was another Hrasso score. They only had 6 shots on target…
Early Jimenez would have made that, at worst, a 2-1 loss.
Let’s figure out if I should give Dario some starts.
Jimenez is a better shot stopper, aerial, distributor, and they are the same elsewhere…
Jimenez is better on paper. A little. I’ll leave him in for now.
We have 21 players called up
3rd – Home vs Trencin
6th – Away vs Zdana, Semis Leg 1
10th – Away vs Slovan Bratislava
17th – Home vs Zilina
20th – Home vs Zdana, Semis Leg 2
24th – Away vs Ruzomberok
Good training – Dario, Assis, Kjellborg
EURO Qual Game #3 – Home vs Trencin – I begin standard.
Zej to Djuric, 9th minute.
Farago feeds Dodoi on a counter, 19th minute
Them off a corner in the 37th.
Kamenik to Dodoi, goal, 43rd
Walkes to Zej, goal, 63rd
We hold and win 4-1. MOM is Zej!
Semi Final Leg #1 Away vs Zdana – I begin countering today.
Zej to Djuric on a corner kick in the 17th minute
Zej to Kjellborg, 86th minute. That’s his first goal for us.
We hold and win 2-0. MOM is Zej. Dude’s on fire!
EURO Qual Game #4 – Away vs Slovan Bratislava – The big one. I begin defensively. I have moved Dodoi to his old poacher role.
Mitrea to Dodoi on a break in the 7th. MITREA!!!
Zej to Djuric, goal, 11th minute.
Farago to Djuric, 72nd minute
We win 3-1, MOM is Djuric
EURO Qual Game #5 – Home vs Zilina – I begin standard. I don’t feel that much above the folks in the QUALS to go control.
Farago feeds Samu for goal in the 9th minute
Them in the 27th
Them in the 63rd
Them in the 91st
We lose 3-1. They had….4 shots on target. Another Hrasso performance by Jimenez….
The Table after 5 games.
We are still way out in front.
I hand out rests
I move Dario to start.
Semi Final Leg #2, Home vs Zdana – I begin controlling. I come into this match with a two goal lead so this is a good chance to see what Dario can bring. Let’s drop some goals…
Farago to Zej, 12th minute
Djuric to Dodoi, 37th minute after being setup by Mitrea
Farago to Dodoi, goal, 46th minute
We hold and win 3-0. MOM is Zej. Shut out in Dario’s first start!
EURO Qual Game #6 – Away vs Ruzomberok – If we win today then we win the Fortuna! Dario starts. I begin defensively. This has always been a rough ask. Can we emerge from them today with a winning result? Let’s find out!
Dodoi steals the ball and scores in the 7th minute.
They score in the 18th
Them in the 54th
Kamenik in the 93rd called offsides controversially
We lose 1-2. They had 22 shots, 10 on target to our 5.
1st – Home vs Streda
4th – Finals vs Slovan Bratislava
8th – Away vs Trencin
15th – Home vs Slovan Bratislava
22nd – Home vs Ruzomberok
Good training – Kamenik, Assis, Kjellborg
EURO Qual Game #7 – Home vs Streda – If we win today then we win the Fortuna! Dario stays up as we only allowed 20% of shots in. I begin controlling.
Djuric to Zej, 10th minute, on a counter
Them in the 14th
On an IFK, Milanovic to Zej, goal, 56th
Zej to Djuric, 83rd
We win the Fortuna!!!
Can we do the double against Slovan Bratislava?
The Pofar Finals
Your #1 ranked team FC Nitra
Your #4 ranked team Slovan Bratislava
I begin standard. I am starting Dario for this match as well. For the fans!!!!!!!
Dodoi to Djuric,16th minute from the center drive.
Kamenik jukes past a player, crosses, goal to Djuric in the 66th
They score back two minutes later
The double is ours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Djuric was MOM
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