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[WIP] Wegason's Cildania - Fantasy Nation (100 clubs, 4 divisions, 3 cups)


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Once again I have created my own nation in Football Manager and with the fantastic new editor abilities I have been able to take it to a new level of detail.

One of my main passions with FM has been using the database to create things. I modified FM08 for an AI Experiment that I did where I edited Northern Ireland, creating clubs, and players, giving them new reputations and seeing how this affected the nation's co-efficient.

I then created a database for 8.0.2 to use in my challenge for FM08 - New Dawn in a New Land Challenge.

The names of these nations were Ellisia, and then Nirtania, which was to fit in the three letter code for Northern Ireland.

With the new capabilities I have created a brand new nation, replacing the Faroe Islands in the database:

CILDANIA

The new nation is called Cildania and it is located west of France, northwest of Spain, and southwest of the UK and Ireland.

History of Cildania

During the Second World War there was an uprising of nationalists, intent on keeping Cildania out of the war and preventing the Government from assisting Great Britain in its fight against the Axis Powers. A bitter civil war was fought and with the Royal Family and the Government of the day having no means of support from Britain, France, or America, they were defeated and forced to flee to the UK.

The nationalist dictatorship kept the country isolated from its neighbouring European countries, its people poor and repressed, and the economy subject to constant interference, nationalisation, and corruption. The country has been led by two successive strongmen, styled as "The Mouth of the Council", being the leader of the ruling council of the Nationalist Republican Party (NRP) who were the only party allowed in the nation, much like the Communist Party is in China.

The nationalist government grew to be bitterly resented by the people of Cildania and the Royal Family were revered and missed. When the second leader fell ill, and his succession was in doubt, an uprising led by Field Marshal of Isoeph of the Army and supported by the Navy saw the Republican Guard overthrown, the dictatorship ended, and 'the Mouth' killed in the storming of the Council's Chambers. This uprising came to be known as the Isoeph Uprising 2002, unfortunately Field Marshal Isoeph passed away in 2007 and was given a state funeral. The Isoeph Cup was renamed in his honour.

The Royal Family were invited back, the young Emperor, at the age of 16, instituted a democratic constitution with guaranteed rights for all and oversaw the transition of the country from state controlled autocracy to a more market orientated democracy. The people elected a Senate of 300, from which was elected a Consul, being the head of a coalition that commanded a majority in the Senate.

Geography of Cildania

The nation of Cildania lies to the west of France, north of the Iberian Peninsula and to the southwest of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Cildania has a population of 37,540,265 on a land mass 121,456 square miles in size.

Cildania as a nation speaks English with small pockets of French and Spanish speakers. It is counted as part of the UK & Ireland region in the game, and is an EEC member state in a similar mould to Switzerland and Norway.

The capital city of Cildania is Port Nelson with a population of around 5 million; the second largest city is Nodnol with a population of around 3.2 million.

The country's northern regions experience weather similar to the north of England due to their proximity to the Atlantic, the weather can best be described as mild and wet. The central regions of Cildania experience German like weather while the south coast has Spanish style weather with hot summers and warm winters. The west coast of Cildania is the windiest, facing as it does out into the deep Atlantic.

Shangrila is the lowest part of the country, with the central region around Valcoma and Bozarburg being the highest cities. There are mountain ranges near these cities. The north of the country is the industrial base of the country, the west grows the lots of crops and plenty of fishing, the south lots of fruit and the east has its fisheries, its trading links with Europe, and a large services sector.

Football in Cildania

Football in Cildania was organised into three regional leagues before the Emperor came to power, and the Nationalist Republican Party had never allowed full-time professionalism in football, believing that footballers should have a job that benefits the nation instead. Therefore the clubs of Cildania tended to be semi-professional or amateur in basis, despite this, they attracted huge crowds who paid very little to watch games.

The Emperor legalised professionalism and, knowing the popularity of the game, invested money in the game on a scale never before seen in the country. A lot of the stadiums, which were in a state of disrepair, were torn down and rebuilt, new stadiums sprung up around the country as the government invested millions in the game and facilities.

Clubs had to make applications to join the new national football leagues and the clubs were scored on facilities, success over the last decade in regional competitions, and youth investment to determine the clubs that would play in each of the three league divisions.

The national team moves around stadiums in the country without a permanent home, though they play major matches at Trafalgar Park in Port Nelson, the home stadium of the Port Nelson Admirals.

The football league structure is as follows:

Cildanian Premier Division - 18 clubs, 34 games

Cildanian First Division - 18 clubs, 34 games

Cildanian Second Division West - 20 clubs, 38 games

Cildanian Second Division East - 20 clubs, 28 games

Cildanian Non-League (non-playable) - an additional 20 odd clubs

There are also 3 cup competitions, 1 nationwide cup competition called the Emperors Cup, which the top 32 clubs in the nation receive a bye into the second round.

The Isoeph Cup, a 36 team competition for the top two divisions that starts with 6 groups of 6 teams, each club playing each other club once. The top two automatically qualify for the last 16 together with the best four 3rd place finishers. Then there is a normal knockout competition.

Finally, the Kopparberg Cider Cup, the two Second Divisions' teams compete in this, 8 groups of five teams, playing each other once, with the top two advancing to the last 16 for the knockout competition.

Cildania replaces the Faroe Islands and retains the nation's European Co-Efficient, the league reputation of the CPD is 15, the league standard is 14. It is therefore likely that over time the nation of Cildania's co-efficient will take it into the top twelve countries in Europe, allowing 2 teams to enter the Champions League, with one in the Group Stage, at the start they enter the Champions Second Qualifying Round.

There are 3 relegation spots down from the CPD to the First Division. The top 2 teams in the FD are automatically promoted, with a playoff between 3rd to 6th determining the third team promoted. The bottom 4 clubs in the First Division go down to the Second Divisions. The champions of each Second Division are automatically promoted, with a playoff of 2nd to 5th in each division determining the second promoted team from each division. Two teams in each division are relegated to the Non-League structure.

At the beginning, in 2009...

Cildania's European Co-Efficient ranking is 49th; the clubs are not as rich; the clubs start as follows (click the links for images):

Nation Overview 2009

Cildania's Co-Efficient in 2009

Club Values in 2009

Cildanian Premier Division

Cildanian First Division

Cildanian Second Division West

Cildanian Second Division East

2017

To test my database, I have simulated up until the end of the 2016/17 season with some interesting results, the Premier Division was won by Stravchine Balanvinski for the first 3 seasons before being won by Port Nelson for the next five.

Cildania's co-efficient improved up into the top 15 and it therefore won a second Champions League place. The national team also qualified for the 2016 European Championships, but didn't make it out of the group stage.

Nation Overview 2017

European Co-efficient 2017

Club Values 2017

Premier Division Past Winners

First Division Past Winners

Emperor's Cup Past Winners

Isoeph Cup Past Winners

Current Status

96 clubs

4 Divisions

Over 100 created players

Hundreds of reassigned players to Cildanian Clubs

Famous Managers in Cildania - (Santini, Aragones, Cesar, Laudrup, Klinnsmann, Venables etc)

Created Chairmen

Created Referees

Some created managers

Tested up until 2017

Known Issues

Some Faroe players hold records for Cildania

Argyres and Adelphia's colours are not working properly, if anyone knows how to fix this, let me know: Issue One, Issue Two

Competition colours are not working as I would like

Logos for Clubs and Competitions required (Very much a work in progress, any assistance or help appreciated and will be credited)

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Changes

Version 1.1 (Current Version)

Fixed colour issues with Argyres and Adelphia.

Removed 'trained in Cildania' requirements from squad rules.

Added maximum number of non-EU players in match day squad.

Changed nationalities and declared for nationalities of some of the created players.

Version 1.0

First release

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Information on the clubs of Cildania

The most successful clubs in the short history of professional Cildanian football are FC Jasque, the Port Nelson Admirals, and Stravchine Balanvinski. These three clubs are also considered to be the biggest clubs in the country, with the largest fanbases. Although Balanvinski have never won the league thus far, they have frequently been appearing in the latter stages of cup competitions and amongst the title challengers.

FC Jasque are based in the city of Nodnol, considered Cildania’s second city, and it is indeed the second largest by size. Based in the French quarter of Nodnol, FC Jasque play there games at Bastiat Crescent, named after the French economist of the same name. FC Jasque are owned by businessman Jack McDonald, a man who made his fortune in online gaming and bought the team 6 years ago. The Port Nelson Admirals are in the capital city of Cildania, Port Nelson, a city of approximately 5 million people. The Admirals have strong links to the Navy, and indeed Port Nelson has links with the English Admiral Horatio Nelson from whence it was renamed, and is the largest port in Cildania, and the main base of the Cildanian Navy. Having won the title last year, Port Nelson is in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League for 2009/10.

Balanvinski are from the northern city of Stravchine, Stravchine is an industrial city, with steelworks, car factories, and other heavy industries located in and around the Stravchine area. Stravchine is thus a very “blue-collar” working class city and this is reflected in their hard-nosed team. Industrial magnate Domenick Varburn owns the team and built the 57,545 all-seated Varburn stadium which is usually packed out on a weekly basis. The weather in Stravchine is reminiscent of northern England, being mild and fairly wet.

There are a number of other major clubs in Cildania and several cities have more than one club in the top flight, Port Nelson has three. The other two clubs from Port Nelson are Wegason Dragons and AFC Posul. Wegason were founded in the area of Port Nelson called Wegason and this area of the city is known for its Japanese community. The area has a lot of high-tech industry starting out and establishing and Panasonic have located a factory here recently to build brand new flat screen TVs for the EU market. The club is owned by music mogul Benjamin Breeg, a man who made his fortune in the music industry with bands such as ‘Terminal Velocity’ and other rock bands, as well as owning the rights to the Cildanian TV sensation “Battle of the Bands”.

AFC Posul are the club of the landed gentry of Cildania and are located in the west of Port Nelson near the cliffs overlooking the port area. Their nickname is the Puffins and they play at the Puffin Barrow. The club are owned by eccentric English gentlemen Andrew O’Brien, who would have been entitled to sit in the English House of Lords but for the removal of Hereditary Peers by the Labour Government in the late 90s. Port Nelson, located on the south coast of Cildania and near Spain has weather similar to the Galician coast of Spain and thus it is a popular holiday destination with warm summers and mild winters. The city also has a fairly sizeable Spanish community.

In the city of Grimme, in the centre of the country, there are two clubs in the top division, Grimme Athletic, and Grimme City. Athletic are the more successful club having won a league title and are generally considered the bigger of the two. The Austrians, as they are known, play their games at Wien Park and play in a red and white striped home kit. The city itself has a very Germanic and Austrian influence due to wide-scale immigration to there between the First and Second World Wars, and also since the re-unification of Germany. Grimme City plays in a smaller stadium, Threadneedle Street, and has struggled to stay in the top division over the last few years, slipping in and out.

The city of Malastaire is home to one Premier Division side and one First Division side, United Commonwealth Club are the Premier Division side and play their games at the Steward’s Centre. Founded by English immigrants in what is considered a very much French influenced city, they retain the support of a large section of the city and are considered one of the major clubs in Cildania. UCC, or the Drakes as they are also called, have the remarkable feat of winning the First Division to gain promotion a few years back and then winning the Premier Division the season after their promotion. They are the only team to have done so in the short history of Cildanian professional football. The other team in Malastaire are Malastaire Rovers, whom play in orange and are considered to be one of the bigger clubs in the First Division and whom have strong links with France.

The Argyres Myrmidons play at Herodotus Stadium which is in the city of Adelphia, located on the south-east coast of Cildania. Adelphia has warmer weather than Port Nelson due to being sheltered from the Atlantic and is home to a sizeable Greek community. The Myrmidons have been perennial top-half finishers in Cildanian football, being amongst challengers for the title and having one Emperor’s Cup and one Isoeph Cup to their name. Having won the Emperor’s Cup for the first time last season they are in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Cup for 2009/2010.

The other team in the city of Nodnol is indeed Nodnol City, a team with strong links to the Royal family, hence their nickname “The Royals”. They play in the colours of Cildania, purple, and their home stadium is the Temple, being the site of an ancient temple that was destroyed in the medieval period and never rebuilt. Nodnol City are a big side, and fierce rivals with both FC Jasque and Port Nelson. They have two Isoeph Cup victories to their name, the only side with two victories and the only club to retain the trophy.

Lantisia City are located in the city of Lantisia which is located in the south central region of Cildania. The Witterbach stadium is their home and the city itself has some links with Lisbon and Portugal. Lantisia do not have a major city rival but have an Isoeph Cup victory and a second placed finish in the league to their credit. They also have a First Division title. Lantisia’s nickname is the Oolongs, and they play in a green and white kit.

The city of Bozarburg is located centrally in Cildania with weather similar to southern Germany. The city’s main club is Bozarburg whom have dropped in and out of the Premier Division in the past but have managed to claim one Premier Division title in 2008. They have not scaled the same heights since then or before, not recording a single other top three finish. Bozarburg play in an all red kit and are known for their conservative, defensive minded approach to football. Red Lion Park is their home and it has a capacity of 36,000.

There are three clubs in the north-east of Cildania in the Premier Division, Newtonia, Whitefield and Faradafry. Newtonia’s strongest links are with Milan in Italy, and they play in the colours of AC Milan. They play at the 18,000 capacity Isaac Street, one of the smallest stadiums in the top flight. They’ve never challenged for the title but have an Emperor’s Cup victory and an Isoeph Cup Runners Up medals to their credit. Whitefield United are in the city of Whitefield, playing in an all-white home kit and are a quintessentially Cildanian team that play a functional 4-4-2 formation. They play at the 22,500 capacity Pennyroyal Crescent and won the first Emperor’s Cup, their only other silverware is a First Division title. Faradafry made the first two Isoeph Cup finals but lost both times, since then they’ve recorded one third placed finish in the league. They play in black and white stripes and their home ground is Calamint Road which has a 19,000 capacity. Their major rivals, apart from Newtonia, are cross-town rivals Spark Rovers of the First Division.

Returning south we move into the low country of Cildania and the city of Shangrila, the city is located in the lowest, and subsequently the hottest, part of the country. The biggest club in Shangrila is Shasarazade who are nicknamed “The Slicing Hammers”. They adopt an all-out attack philosophy of scoring more than the other team, no matter how much trouble this causes them. They play in a navy and light blue kit and their home stadium is Shangrila Gardens, the only stadium in Cildania with a retractable roof. Shasarazade have never won anything, their best league performance was a 3rd placed finish in 2007. Their cross town rivals are Diamond Heights, in contrast to Shasarazade, they are ironically called the Heights because their stadium is a former quarry in the mountains just outside Shangrila. Their home stadium is thus called the Quarry and has a capacity of 27,750. The team play in a red and white chequered home kit and the team have not won anything in their history.

The last remaining team to talk about are the Mexican influenced San Angel Club Eages from the city of San Angel on the east coast of Cildania. This club, and the city, has the strongest links to Spain, and to Mexico, and the largest Spanish community outside of Spain in Europe is located in the city. The Club Eagles are a team that play in a dark green kit and have been yo-yoing between the Premier and First Divisions. The closest they have come to silverware is a second placed finish in the First Division in the previous season. Their home stadium is called the Estadio Azteca, after the Mexican stadium of the same name, and holds 19,110 people.

TV Rights, Fan Support, Prize Money

The Premier Division has been growing ever more popular in Cildania and for the first time in its history, TV ratings for it exceeded those of foreign leagues shown in Cildania combined. This has led to the Cildanian Football Federation to negotiate a TV deal with Sky Sports Cildania, the CBC, and Legend TV for a TV rights contract worth £200 million a season over 10 years for a £2 billion 10 year TV deal. The TV money is split between the clubs equally at £10 million a season and £2.5 million a season in relegation parachute payments for 2 years. The rest is paid to the CFF to develop grassroots football.

The First Division negotiated a £60 million a year TV deal worth £3 million a year to each club for 10 years. Relegation parachute payments constitute £500,000 for a relegated club for two years. The TV deals for the Second Division West and East represent a deal worth £250,000 a year to each club.

In terms of fan support, all the major clubs and most of the clubs in the Premier and First Divisions are expecting fan support to grow and to require improved facilities and bigger stadiums. The Second Division clubs however have lower prospects for growth and are expected to have much smaller attendances as most football fans in Cildania have flooded to the larger teams, squeezing out the small teams.

The prize money for the competitions is quite high. £10 million goes to the winner of the Premier Division and £5 million to the winner of the Emperor’s Cup, with the scale filtering down accordingly. The prize money is funded through advertising, sponsorship, and the Cildanian national team.

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Looks amazingly good so far...

Would love to get playing it, any ideas on a release date?

A huge amount of effort must have gone into it to get it this far...well done.

Loving the huge amount of information given too!

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I would like to echo the sentiments in the above two posts. It is clear that alot of hard work has gone into this - I reckon the thread itself has probably taken longer than some of the half arsed efforts I see on here! Not much of a poster myslef (normally just like to read the ideas of others in the TT&T forum) but definately wanted to offer compliments for this effort. Looking forward to playing it, I have only ever downloaded world leagues etc so a whole new nation, clubs etc will be awesome

Hope the release goes well

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Competition colours are given the same as those of the nation they are made for. You can't change this.

As for the team colours, I'm not sure the exact format, but I'm pretty sure it could be fixed via a LNC file. There's a guide for them in one of the stickies, so take a look and see if that helps.

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same here, i get a blank screen

guessing you dont want the kits then?

When I get you a working download link and you've got the database, feel free to work on some kits, I'll send you a list of sponsors I had in mind etc. You won't have any badges to incorporate into the kits unfortunately.

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ok cool, cheers wegason, wasn't sure if you wanted big name companys included or not. On the link issue, it will say 40 downloads because that's how ,any times people have clicked on the link and been sent to a blank screen I think :)

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The problem isn't the link, but the file itself. Because it is XML, browsers will try to open it as a web page, however, since it is so large, the browser cannot handle the file well and it causes issues.

It would work fine if you re-uploaded it in a zip or rar file.

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Playing as Atletico Angel and having a few problems registering player numbers. Before I assign any numbers, the 'Minimum of 3 players trained in Cildania' is shown as '0 (+99 spaces), and after assigning squad numbers, this changes to '0 (+61 spaces) meaning I can't submit the numbers. I have more than 3 Cildanians in my squad so this shouldn't happen. Anyone else experiencing a similar problem?

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Playing as Atletico Angel and having a few problems registering player numbers. Before I assign any numbers, the 'Minimum of 3 players trained in Cildania' is shown as '0 (+99 spaces), and after assigning squad numbers, this changes to '0 (+61 spaces) meaning I can't submit the numbers. I have more than 3 Cildanians in my squad so this shouldn't happen. Anyone else experiencing a similar problem?

I've not had that problem thus far, but I'll look into it.

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Downloading this now, looking forward to it, I've created one of these, in a very similiar fashion, but on a smaller scale, with only 40 clubs, 3 leagues and 2 cups, so looking forward to seeing how close they match up...as you've taken so much longer on yours than I seemed to have done on mine...I think yours will be a lot better :D

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Just some small question.On the Cildania's background it says the country have 35M population but ingame it says 40K,where is the problem :)
Unless you can tell me how to change that, I can't change it. That is the Faroe's population and I don't know how to change it. :)
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I've not had that problem thus far, but I'll look into it.

Have a feeling that it may be to do with the fact that Atletico Angels first team squad are all Spanish, but even when registering the Cildanian youth players I have in my squad, I can't get past the minimum 3 Cildanian players required which is what's throwing me at the moment

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Very strange, I am getting the same problem and I've tried it with other teams with foreign players and no Cildanians and it counts the reserves as Cildanians. I will amend the squad rules and test, and if that works, I'll release another version.

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Very strange, I am getting the same problem and I've tried it with other teams with foreign players and no Cildanians and it counts the reserves as Cildanians. I will amend the squad rules and test, and if that works, I'll release another version.

Top stuff! Thanks a lot

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Thanks Wegason for this. I am going to give it a go.

Just a few quick questions; I notice that there is no under 18 team only a reserve team. Will my club still produce youth players every season? Also is it possible to expand the facilities to include an academy?

Also I am very much the type who likes to have a majority of my squad be home grown players. If I really get into this save my aim would be to providing the national team with players and competing in Champions League to raise the reputation of our beloved new nation. In your 2017 test what were the quality of players like being produced by Cildanian teams?

The team I chose was Nodnol City

Cheers.

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