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Wegason's Cildania Challenge FM10

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The Challenge

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take a Cildanian team to European glory in the Champions League, and the Cildanian national team to glory at either the European Championships, or the World Cup.

You have four separate options for starting your task, should you choose to accept the challenge:-

Option 1 - Codename Johnny English - (Easy)

You may start as manager of a Premier Division club, as a former semi-professional footballer and then try to lead your club to Champions League glory and be offered the Cildanian national team job to lead them to international glory.

Option 2 - Codename Austin Powers - (A bit harder)

You may start as manager of a First Division club, again as a former semi-professional footballer, and try and win your club promotion to the Premier Division, and take your club to Premier Division glory, then Champions League glory while trying to get the Cildanian manager's job.

Option 3 - Codename James Bond - (Hard)

You may take over any club in the Second Division West or East, as merely a Sunday League Footballer, and either try and lead them to glory or work your way up the managerial ladder to a big enough club to go on and win the Champions League for Cildania, while trying to get that Cildanian Manager's job and doing the same there.

Option 4 - Codename [Classified] - (Mission Impossible)

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take a newly promoted Cildanian side to the Second Division West or East, after the 2009/10 season to glory in the Champions League, and to obtain the Cildanian manager's job and take the nation to glory internationally.

Rules

No use of FMTRE, Genie Scout etc

Screenshot of your starting position (job) and manager

You may change clubs within Cildania

You may only get the Cildania job by being offered it.

Please keep track of the European Co-efficients of Cildania as each season progresses.

A bit about the database

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

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.

Quick Info

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

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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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Downloaded and all set to go!

Decided to be Carcosa City in the First Division. On the map it looks a bit secluded down in the South-West corner and so I decided to bring the region a bit of success :D. Given myself a reasonable target of a mid-table finish, although considering the state of the current squad, I'm going to have to work hard to stick to that. I'm given a transfer budget of £4.4m and a wage budget of £33k p/w.

My manager screen: Manager Profile

Will start buying and selling tomorrow, need to sleep now!

I really like the detail and effort that's gone into this, it should make it very interesting!

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Hey Wegason, just thought I should point out a slight 'editing' error you made, thought you might like to have a chance to fix it before it is overly seen.

Football in Cildania

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

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Great idea, i've taken the james bond challenge with Orchard Grove in the 2nd East who have no training facilities :O. they are a north eastern Cildania team in whitefield and the chairman is 'looking to leave'. played a couple of days and have interest from a consortium!! if i get an investment i think ill be getting some training facilities.

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I'll be a Premier Division club first and if I like it I am so being Knights of Cydonia. As soon as I spotted Cydonia on the map I knew they were going to be around.

Great work on the background, must have taken ages. Loaded up the top division in England, France and Spain, because you mentioned Spain and France and England is just England.

EDIT: Your looking at the new manager of Whitefield. Chosen because they play in white and blue.

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Few words, Wegason.

First of all, this is a fantastic thread. All CSE threads looking to be creative should be linked directly here.

Secondly, I unfortunately won't be downloading this fantastic-looking database.

You have, however, inspired me to create my own "land of opportunity", if you will. I hope you don't mind you replicating your template, no place-names will be replicated, but I would like to do something very similar to this with a different background story and set up.

Would that be okay? If you believe me to be copying you too closely I will abandon the idea, as I don't like the idea of thieving another's idea without first asking them.

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Started with United Commonwealth Club because i liked the name :p

Good Starting Budget 9.99Million, Plus 24k wage budget. Start of in europa league, hopefully can progress.

As for the team, the defence is lacking but if i bring in a CB or two then we should be challenging. ;)

Need a few players as cover, and trying to sign a few extra staff.

I think im gonna enjoy this :D Keep you updated.

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Few words, Wegason.

First of all, this is a fantastic thread. All CSE threads looking to be creative should be linked directly here.

Secondly, I unfortunately won't be downloading this fantastic-looking database.

You have, however, inspired me to create my own "land of opportunity", if you will. I hope you don't mind you replicating your template, no place-names will be replicated, but I would like to do something very similar to this with a different background story and set up.

Would that be okay? If you believe me to be copying you too closely I will abandon the idea, as I don't like the idea of thieving another's idea without first asking them.

Link me to it when its completed by PM and I'll have a looksie. By all means try and create it, if it takes the idea and not the names, structure, and history, then its fine by me.

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Link me to it when its completed by PM and I'll have a looksie. By all means try and create it, if it takes the idea and not the names, structure, and history, then its fine by me.

That's good to hear, nah I'm not taking the names, history or structure, I'm creating a different country etcetera. I may not even release it to the public, I plan on creating teams for 3 leagues (not an East-west structure either, just div 1 2 and 3). It'll be for my own amusement but if you give the go-ahead and I think it's good enough I may put it out.

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  • 2 weeks later...

This is really good database Wegason. I did the "easy" challenge by starting out semi-pro rep with Port Nelson, but didn't bother taking screenshots or anything like that as I wasn't going to bother with doing updates incase I didn't get into the save etc. I'm currently in the 2016/17 season and having a very good time playing the database, whilst I haven't achieved total domination or anything like that having only won the league once so far, the club has been constantly upgrading Trafalgar Park it is now at 85,000, this has obviously helped revenue significantly and Port Nelson are currently the 9th richest club in World football. We've done okay in Europe, been in Champions League 3 times most recently this season where we lost in last playoff, but in 2012 we managed to get to the Group Stage. I've had better luck in the Europa League, getting to the first knockout round this year and last year. Been doing crap in the both cups though, only reached the final once and that was the Emperor's Cup, lost though. Cildania themselves were doing crap on the international scene until the latest Euro tournament where they got to the finals via the playoffs, they won one game, lost one and drew one which meant they went out at the first hurdle.

Past Winners of the league in case you were interested -

2009/10 - San Angel

2010/11 - San Angel

2011/12 - Port Nelson

2012/13 - Shasarazade

2013/14 - Shasarazade

2014/15 - Lantisia

2015/16 - Shasarazade

Didn't go to detailed, but when I complete my tenth season I'll post up a semi in-depth review of the first ten years and put screenshots up etc.

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Hi!

Me and my mates in FMisrael are working on graphic pack of Cildania.

We have already logos for the Premier league and the second league, with kits for all the teams in the Premier.

for example:

Click here to download some logos of 16 teams in the Premier.

(Credit to Torres)

kits:

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Ofir from FMIsrael.com

Hi, wondering whether you can post the dl link to the graphic pack for all the teams if possible..

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been absolutely flying through the seasons, only really been playing FM when I've been getting home late and have nothing better to do, I don't watch the matches which also makes things go quicker. But yeah really into this save at the moment, really loving Cildania and think it's an absolutely brilliant little 'world' that you have created here Wegason that doesn't seem to get you as much credit as you deserve. I enjoy how hard it is to dominate the main division which I think might be to do with prize money etc, but it's good because there's always at least 3 or 4 teams still in the running during the last 5 games of the season. Anyway -

Cildanian Premier Division, Past Winners - The first two years saw Port Nelson win the league, I thought they were going to be a real threat long term but haven't won it since then and are now more likely to be relegated than win the league. In the third season my team Port Nelson won which was nice as in the first few seasons we'd been finishing 5th/6th which obviously wasn't pleasing the board. The next two seasons were won by Shasarazade who have now sort of established themselves as the main team in Cildania as since then they've either won the league or missed out by a few points. In 2014/15 it was Lantisia's turn to win the league for the first time in their history, slightly surprising I suppose they'd always been in the top 5 but I never expected them to actually win the league. Since then they've still been finishing top 5 every season except this most recent season. 2015/16 saw Shasarazade win again, we finished as runners up by something stupid like 1 point I think. 2016/17 saw Wegason win for the first time in their history, was kind of strange as they'd been floating up and down from mid-table to the top 5 for basically the whole time I'd been playing but that year was their crowning moment. 2017/18 saw Shasarazade win yet again. And most recently my own Port Nelson won for only the second time under my management.

Cildanian Emperor's Cup, Past Winners - This is the competition that we've never really been able to master, the best that I've done in ten years is get to the quarter finals which isn't that great. There's been a fair bit of variety over the 10 years in this competition, with Shasarazade and Lantisia winning 3 times, Wegason winning twice and Stravchine Balanvinski and Rayleigh both winning once.

Iseoph Cup, Past Winners - I've had slightly better luck in this competition reaching the final twice, winning once and losing once. There's been a fair bit of variety in the winners of this competition, with Wegason winning three times (in a row), United Commonwealth, Lantisia and Shasarazade winning twice and Newtonia winning once.

Cildanian Richest Clubs - We've been the richest club in Cildania for the entirety of the 10 years, no doubt mainly due to the fact we have the biggest stadium (85,000 which is significantly better than the 2nd biggest which is Stravchine's 57,000). Surprisingly enough despite being the biggest team in Cildania, Shasarazade are only the 4th richest and are worth less than half of our club. I imagine if Shasarazade ever do improve their stadium and become as rich as us we're screwed because I imagine they could attract better players than us by having a higher reputation.

World's Richest Clubs - Having one of the biggest stadiums in Europe seems to go a long way financially as we are currently the 8th richest club in the World, quite an achievement for a team who has only been in the Champions League a handfull of times and never got past the group stage. Stravchine are slightly behind in 14th and Wegason/Shasarazade are also up there in 24th/25th.

European Club Coefficient's - Currently in 19th, we should rise a bit next year as it takes into account 2014/15 when we didn't qualify for Europe. Shasarazade are only slightly higher in 17th. Further down the table sees Lantisia in 29th and Stravchine in 31st. The only other team worth mentioning are Wegason who are 112th.

European Nation Coefficient's - Cildania now sit in 6th which gives them 3 clubs in each European competition. Surprisingly high I can't see Cildania ever getting higher than France who are in 5th, potentially the Germans in 4th but that would still only get us 3 places in each. Aside from ourselves, Shasarasazade, Stravchine and to a lesser extent Wegason the rest of the teams just aren't up for anything in either of the European competitions, I can see Cildania only really rising to perhaps Germany's position in the next 10 years.

World Rankings - 25th place is pretty good considering the national side have only managed to qualify for one major International competition so far (Euro 2016) where they drew 1, won 1 and lost 1 going out in the group stage. They failed to qualify for the most recent World Cup missing out on the playoffs by 1 point. They have however near enough qualified for the next Euro's which will be close to home in nearby Denmark.

Cildania Overview

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Port Nelson Honour's - Not the most impressive of trophy rooms, but you can see the brand new trophy added this season, the Europa League which was a massive achievement not only for the club but for Cildanian football as a whole as it was the first time a Cildanian club had got past the quarter finals in the competition.

Port Nelson Best XI under my management - Thought I'd post this in-case anyone was interested in the key players I've had during my ten years. I'll start with the subs. Razvan Cocis was a good midfielder who I had at the club for a good few years, he's since retired from football. Michel Bertrand is the current left back, the young Belgian has already been at the club 4 years and will hopefully stay, he's in his early twenties so is yet to peak. Edixon Perea was a key striker in the early years of my management, since retired though. Roberto Cereceda was a versatile left sided player during his time at the club, he's now pretty crap as he is on the verge of retirement but he was good during his spell at the club. Ryan Wilson was somewhat of a Cildanian and Port Nelson legend, the midfielder captained the side until his retirement in 2018, he's now a coach at the club. Asmir Begovic was one of the best Goalkeepers to play for the club, he's since moved on to bigger and better things at Arsenal, he was sad to leave the club and me though which was kind of nice.

Michalis Sifiakis was the main Goalkeeper during the early years, the Greek keeper did good during his spell but was replaced with the more talented Begovic and sold, he now plays for Lens. Wes Fletcher is a Cildanian right back who is one of few Cildanian players that I've actually signed, he spent 4 succesful seasons at the club before being a tit and wanting a move to AC Milan where he's been for the last 3 years. Jeremy Helan was a talented left back/midfielder during his time at the club but like Fletcher was a tit and wanted to Italy, in his case Roma, he's been there for the last 4 years. Darnel Situ was a very talented french central defender who I spent £13M on which at the time was a record for the club, after 4 years he wanted to move abroad to Valencia, he's been there for the last 4 years. Gerson was another good cental defender who played well during his time at the club, after 3 seasons at the club he decided he wanted to go back to Brazil and was sold for £11M to Sao Paulo which was twice what I paid for him. Barry Maguire was a very talented midfielder who was at the club for 7 years before last season being a tit and wanting a move to Lazio. Percy Ramirez is a good Peruvian right midfielder who is still at the club. Erik Falkenburg is a talented versatile Dutch midfielder who has been at the club for the last 6 years. Diego Gavillian was a good midfielder during the early years, he's since retired.

Saving the best for last in the three strikers who have in turn been the best three players in the clubs history under my management. Tomas Necid is a Czech striker who was signed for just £11M, a great price considering he's gone on to score 179 goals in 321 games. His main co-striker who was signed in the same season for £12M is the Italian born Gianmarco Zigoni, he's the club's record goalscorer scoring 212 goals in 333 games and he is still only 28. After 5 years at the club Zigoni decided to adapt Cildania has his International country having not been capped for Italy, he has since scored 17 goals in 22 games for Cildania. The final player is John Morris, a striker who came through the club's youth system in my second season at the club. He showed potential but with Necid and Zigoni I never thought he'd get a look in. After some seasons in the reserves a succesful loan move at Kanjor Rangers he has become the clubs third highest scorer, getting 118 goals in 210 games. He's only 25 so with time on his side he could match Necid and potentially even Zigoni's records. Morris is now captain at the club following Ryan Wilson's retirement. Morris has played 53 times for Cildania scoring 41 goals, he's currently the all-time top scorer for Cildania.

Current Port Nelson First Team - Thought I'd post this incase anyone was interested

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Not sure if I've covered everything, if there's anything else people would like to see then give me a buzz. I might start a habit of posting an update every 4 years from now on.

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I'm really glad this project has had a revamp and I've jumped back into the world of Wegason again!

I was tempted to go with my former club, Heitaria & Eureka, but I've decided to go with a newly promoted team in Havnar Newtonia, who appear to be a Cildanian re-working of Faroese giants HB.

I've decided to be optimistic about our chances for the coming season, and I've gone for mid-table. Here's my profile.

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Paul, a million thank yous. That was an awesome post, absolutely fantastic.

I know the quality of Thomas Necid, in FM08 he was a main driver behind my Wegason team's Champions League Final appearance. I am ecstatic to see Cildania in 6th place in your Nation Co-efficients, if the Cildanian clubs are not doing as well, that may be due to detail level.

Can you check if you are running the European competitions in full detail for all the rounds? That really helps in my experience.

I would also say that trophy cabinet is looking great (I'm also very pleased my Wegason have won the league and three Isoeph Cups!) and the Europa League victory is a FANTASTIC achievement.

Again Paul, thank you, any information on people's saves and experiences is not only something I crave and find interesting, but will hopefully lead to better databases from me in the future.

been absolutely flying through the seasons, only really been playing FM when I've been getting home late and have nothing better to do, I don't watch the matches which also makes things go quicker. But yeah really into this save at the moment, really loving Cildania and think it's an absolutely brilliant little 'world' that you have created here Wegason that doesn't seem to get you as much credit as you deserve.

Paul, that means a lot, I have found my challenges/databases have received less attention than I hoped but posts like yours make it all worthwhile.

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Semi Pro footballer takes on the reigns at Whitefield

29 year old Theo Fantastico, better known as Fantastico Theo, has signed a contract with hotly tipped relegation battlers Whitefield United, who are tipped to finish last in the CPD after falling from grace since 2003.

Theo was a striker for his hometown side, the Knights of Cydonia since 2003, where he made a name for himself on the west coast as a prolific goal scorer, despite being touted for professional football, he never made the step up after suffering a broken leg in 2007, which ended his career, having played over 100 games for the Knights and scoring 62 goals.

After being nursed back to health, he joined the Knights as a coach and eventually found himself as assistant manager, having completed his managerial badges, Theo found himself being tipped for the limelight again, and now he has stepped up to the reigns at Whitefield.

He has a difficult challenge upon him, but Whitefield are more than capable of achieving their lost glory, Theo could find himself with less of a Mission Impossible job on his hands and more of a Johnny English one.

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