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#1 Pedro Fontan

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:53 PM

STORY  AND MY OWN BACKSTORY
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Hello and welcome to a story about Uni
ão Atlético Povoense! I am Pedro Fontan! Full Name Pedro Filipe da Silva Fontan. I was born in Vila Franca de Xira about 15 Minutes away on train from where Povoense are from! I lived in Póvoa from about 2 weeks old until 13 years old when i moved to England! I played in the youth Teams of Povoense since i was 6 up until  my parents emigrated and i came along ;) My grandfather is probably the only person who can be considered a legend at the club He played for them from 20 until he retired from amateur football at 42. Then he Managed them for about 15 years! Then he became the finance handler at the club which he still now does at the age of 77! A man for who i have immense respect and if i get to that age and i am still half as active as he is i would be very proud of myself!! He still swims and plays sport so i can safely say i have one role model in life atleast!

CLUB HISTORY
So UA Povoense are a Club Formed in 1942 in the small Town of Póvoa de Santa Iria! Póvoa De Santa Iria is a town in the heart of Lisbon belonging to the District of Vila Franca de Xira(where yours truly was born)! Their Most Successful season was in 2008/2009 where they played in the 3rd tier of Portuguese Football! Only to suffer back to back relegations and to stay in the division where they are at the Moment The AF Lisboa Pro Nacional. The  pro nacional is all the second tiers in Portuguese Football and AF means Associacao Futebol(or Football Association) of the respective District, Lisbon, Porto, Braga, Leiria Etc..... They Play their Home Games at the Complexo Desportivo da Quinta da Piedade(Quinta da Piedade is a nice park in the town which has football pitches and cafes and all of that. Quite Nice i might add) So all these reasons made me want to start a save with Povoense and become the best club in the world with them atleast Virtually! ;) We are predicted to finish 12th which is good as there is no extra pressure on me!
LEAGUE RULES
As i have already said we play in the AF Lisboa- Pro Nacional
Only 1st place gets promoted! Oh dear! This will be harder than i thought!
This is the 4th tier of Portuguese football. And you may know that Portuguese football has had some really weird changes made to it this year so I still don't really know how it works. Get to know it along the way I guess xD
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HONOURS(OR LACK OF THEM)
As you can see not the most successfull club but this makes the challenge a heck of a lot better! As any trophies won by the club will have been won by me as manager! This is by far the lowest i’ve ever managed in FM! I have managed in the Blue SQ south with Eastleigh but they were way more financially stable and the league had a much better reputation even though technically it’s the equivalent! But then again the Barclays Premier League is quite a lot better than the Portuguese League because of the money pumped into it, but that’s for another day! Our training facilities aren't that bad, however our youth facilities are really, really bad. Plenty of time to improve them though.
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COMPLEXO DESPORTIVO DA QUINTA DA PIEDADE
Ok it’s not exactly the Estádio da Luz but for such a lowly club, not bad!
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PÓVOA DE SANTA IRIA
This is Póvoa de Santa Iria! A well taken picture can make anything look good as it is actually kind of a Shithole but it’s what where I lived! To be honest i Live in Stafford now so the difference isn’t that big xD!

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So for now that is it. One or two of you may have noticed that is the intro I used for my other Povoense Story. It told all i wanted to say so might as well use it. I did tweak it to show things for this year.

Thanks very much for reading and hopefully you will follow me through Portuguese football and an attempt to conquer it.




 


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:59 PM

Good Luck with this!



#3 John Peter

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:38 PM

Boa sorte Pedro  :)

 

Vai ser interessante ver como funcionam as ligas mais pequenas depois de todas as mudanças que ocorreram este ano



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:00 AM

good luck mate! hopefully this will be another brilliant story from you!


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:29 AM

Good Luck. :)


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:45 AM

This could be a very unique story with the linkage you have with the City\Team. I am really looking forward to another special Pedro Fontan career.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 11:49 AM

Great intro Pedro. The personal angle makes it all the more interesting.

 

I'm looking forward to your time in charge of União Atlético Povoense. Good luck


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 12:23 PM

Good luck with this mate  :) Great to see you pick a club you have so many links with. I'm sure you'll be able to move up the leagues in no time!



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:55 PM

I'm glad to see you are back with another story so soon! Your grandfather sounds like a great man it's just a shame the club suffered those two relegations a few years ago. Hopefully you can lead Povoense to glory, good luck!  :)


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

New story already! Hope you do well mate, good luck!


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:12 PM

Another epic save begins! Good luck Pedro :)


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:14 PM

Great intro to your new story!  What a small club you have found!  Hopefully you can lead them to glory! Keep up the good work!



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

Your grandfather sounds like a legend for Povoense! Maybe they should build a statue of him outside the ground. Good luck with this one :)


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#14 Pedro Fontan

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 08:16 PM

Good Luck with this!

Thanks mate!

 

Boa sorte Pedro  :)

 

Vai ser interessante ver como funcionam as ligas mais pequenas depois de todas as mudanças que ocorreram este ano

Obrigado Joao.
Eu sinceramente nao faco a minima ideia como funcionam as ligas agora por isso vai ser mesmo descobrir enquanto jogo XD

 

 

good luck mate! hopefully this will be another brilliant story from you!

Thanks for the kind words my friend :)

 

Good Luck. :)

Thanks Wick :)

 

This could be a very unique story with the linkage you have with the City\Team. I am really looking forward to another special Pedro Fontan career.

Thanks Zyndar and hopefully it won't disappoint. haha thanks man!

 

Great intro Pedro. The personal angle makes it all the more interesting.

 

I'm looking forward to your time in charge of União Atlético Povoense. Good luck

Thanks Ed. I find that you tend to make more effort. Hopefully it won't disappoint.

 

Good luck with this mate  :) Great to see you pick a club you have so many links with. I'm sure you'll be able to move up the leagues in no time!

Thanks Dooley. This year it may be much tougher than in previous years with all the format changes the leagues have suffered.

 

I'm glad to see you are back with another story so soon! Your grandfather sounds like a great man it's just a shame the club suffered those two relegations a few years ago. Hopefully you can lead Povoense to glory, good luck!  :)

Thanks Jack, I just can't stay away :lol:. He is, best person i've ever met hands down. It is a shame but they were awful so can't complain. Hopefully you are correct mate :)

 

New story already! Hope you do well mate, good luck!

Thanks Acss. The database was released yesterday so i thought why not xD

 

Another epic save begins! Good luck Pedro :)

Thanks a lot Nick. Hopefully it won't disappoint :)

 

Great intro to your new story!  What a small club you have found!  Hopefully you can lead them to glory! Keep up the good work!

Thanks Alex. They sure are a small club. Let's hope so.

 

Your grandfather sounds like a legend for Povoense! Maybe they should build a statue of him outside the ground. Good luck with this one :)

Thanks Jack and he definitely is. Walking around Póvoa de Santa Iria everyone knows him xD. Although i doubt the club will ever have money for a statue in real life.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:23 AM

This time I make sure to get into the story from the start.

 

God luck on your new endeavor.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 04:31 PM

This time I make sure to get into the story from the start.

 

God luck on your new endeavor.

Thanks Northwood hopefully you will.

 

Hello all and welcome to the first update from my attempt at making Povoense the best club in the world. Simple enough right?

First off let me say thank you for the strong response in the first post. It seems there is interest. Let’s see if I can keep you all interested now shall I?

This first post is a fairly simple one. PRE SEASON. Transfers, tactics that kind of stuff.



UNIÃO ATLÉTICO POVOENSE
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Whenever starting a game or save with teams in such lowly reputed leagues the first thing you may notice is actually how crap your players are. This comes mostly from most being regens that would not be good enough to play in the current bench for your reserves. And that was the case with this team. So my first priority was releasing 17 players all of whom were...... pretty shit.
So with some wages freed up I tried to find the best possible players for the club. I quickly realised that this meant buying some horrible players who are decent enough for the first season. Let’s get into them shall we?

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A lot of players joined us and as you will soon realise they are all pretty crap. But for this league they should be fine. Should be.




Miguel Prazeres- Striker
Miguel is a young striker who was a free agent. Not the best finisher in the world but 6 at this level is ok. According to our coaches he should be decent in the league above, however i really don’t trust my coaches at this moment. He looks decent enough for the team. And in case you are wondering that is the national flag of Macau which used to be a Portuguese colony up until 1990 when it was handed back to China. Hence why he has a Portuguese name and is from Macau. In fact I used to know two people from Macau who I got along nicely with.
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Prithviraj Dev- Winger
Yes another Asian player joins us. This time it is Dev who is from India. Given the connections my last story had with India I felt it was worth a bet. Also he is probably the best winger I could get at this level. Joins us for free from Mafra who are a division above us.  Not the quickest but he has decent attributes for a winger at this level.
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Andrew Bem Haja- Defender
Wouldn’t you know it? Do we have some sort of agreement with the AFC? No! This time it’s an Australian player. Andrew is a fairly good left back. Definitely good for this level.  He has decent physical attributes, however his technical attributes are pretty shocking. Should serve us well this year.
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Dinis- Defender
Dinis is a versatile player who I bought exactly for that reason. The fact he can play in quite a few positions is an attribute I like a lot. Probably because it’s the only attribute to like as his other attributes don’t look that promising. Still should get a lot of games because of his versatility.
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Pedro Conceição- Defender
Pedro is a right back who brings  experience to the table. A former Porto trainee, you can kind of see why he didn’t make it much further in the game. Still for us he’s pretty good as a right back and I value experience at this level.
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Luis Pina- Midfielder
He is probably our best player. Which is saying a lot for the quality we have. But he looks like a hard tackling sort of player and he should win a few balls back or atleast that’s what i’m hoping for. Other than that he looks like a guy who could play a few games in a row hopefully.
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Bruno Militão- Defender
Bruno will be our captain this season. Again his attributes don’t look the best but I am hoping he will be able to be a leader on the pitch. His technical does have a lot of 1’s which is........concerning at least. But his defensive attributes aren’t completely crap.
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Dino- Striker
Dino is a striker from Guinea Bissau. His finishing  seems okay. And he has played in the second tier of Portuguese football albeit only 4 games. But he scored a goal in there....... 7 years ago. Anyway he should get a few goals for us.
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João Vilaça-  Midfielder
João is another of our best players. Bought from Bombarrelense who are in the same tiers as us was their  “star” player. That doesn’t mean he’s very good it just means his natural fitness is amazing. However his passing is.....not the best.
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Nélson Cipriano- Defender
Nélson was brought in simply because Pedro Conceicao got injured a lot. In fact he played 2 pre season games got injured badly in both so i felt the need to bring in a backup and that is exactly what Nélson provides.
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Márcio Dieb- Winger
Márcio was released by Naval who currently play in the second Portuguese division. And in fact he played 11 games for them last season. So when I saw that he was interested in joining us I felt I had to take him. Mostly because I desperately needed a left winger and he fit that bill. Still he looks like a decent player who could do a good job in the league above, or so I hope.
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Batalha- Goalkeeper
That means battle in Portuguese. And?? Nothing I was just informing you damn!
He is nowhere near the level of keeper i would wish for, however to make you aware of the situation he was the best keeper available who had any interest in joining us. I am hoping we can find a much better goalkeeper in January or next year as Batalha doesn’t have a lot left in him. Still should do the job this season.
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So with all the transfers out of the way, how does the team look in terms of ratings?? Not too badly however most players are only good enough for this division so i don’t know if a promotion is on the cards this season. We have a few players rated 5 stars this season and a few who could be in the future. We have a few that could possibly have an impact in the division above however this is just a core for the team as we need to strengthen badly.
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4-5-1 or 4-3-2-1
This tactic is a variation of the one I used with Benfica in the Vasco da Gama save. However I did tweak it slightly to fit the players available to us. For example considering I did not have a good attacking midfielder but had 3 good defensive midfielder the positions were rotated. Also because I had two good wingers, the players in the middle were rotated into the wings. Also from two strikers we went to 1. He will be a Target man as i hope we can be a threat in the air.
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5-3-2
This tactic was the one I used to great success with Lajong. I truly believe that 5 defenders tend to make your defense a lot stronger when playing in the lower leagues. However I would prefer not to play 5 defenders just yet. Hopefully I won’t be  forced into using it but it could very well happen. The fullbacks act as complete wingbacks in both tactics which in my experience is the best role for full backs in this version. At least for me it has been. I am also a big fan of 3 guys in the middle as I feel it provides some extra cover for the defenders.
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FRIENDLIES

Lastly I would like to show you how we fared in the friendly games. As always i don’t believe they indicate how successful the season will be. However it is always nice to start positively.
We started off by playing our youth team. Or should i say demolishing our youth team. Despite it only being 2-0 we could have had a lot more. Positive indications.
We then had a fantastic result by drawing against Benfica B. They featured players such as Funes Mori, André Gomes, Jardel among others so to get a draw against them was a phenomenal result. We were probably better as well.
This was followed by 3 defeats and two wins. This included a fantastic win against Estrela da Amadora who play in a division above us.
The best player in the pre season was probably Indian Dev. He scored a few goals as well as making some great runs which were fantastic to watch.
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The Verdict- I am positive we will have a good season. Despite us being predicted to finish 12th I believe we can achieve atleast 5th or 4th place which would be a fantastic season. I also believe there is a cup for these divisions this year so we have that to look forward to. The pre season saw some inconstancy from us results wise however our football was aesthetically pleasing all the way through and most of our new players seem to be adapting fairly well and getting some good minutes.
A promising season ahead hopefully.


So that is it for now. I usually hate doing pre season updates but as I brought in quite a few players i didn’t want to make the mid season too convoluted and therefore I felt it was better get it out the way.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read through it and hopefully you have enjoyed it.



 


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#17 Pedro Roriz

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

cacete pedrão, esse militão é o pior jogador que você ja teve, e olha que o vasco da gama viu muuuuuuuito jogador terrível! acho que nunca vi tanto 1 como atributo num jogador só! e olha que esses são os caras que voce recrutou e trouxe porque são melhores que os seus atuais jogadores!

 

olha, realmente o abismo da 3a divisão portuguesa com a sagres deve ser o maior entre as terceiras divisões e as primeiras em todas as grandes ligas da europa. difícil acreditar que há tantos maus jogadores num país que tem porto, benfica, sporting, braga, etc. estou jogando agora um save na terceira divisão sueca, e tenho jogadores melhores que esses que você mostrou. meu deus!

 

boa sorte!

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 08:38 AM

Great update mate. It's terrible when you are looking at transfers and you are forced to get excited about a truly horrible player because he is all you can attract, but that's what makes saves like this so fun.

 

The tactics are looking good, I agree that complete wingback is the best role for fullbacks on this version of the game, plus I love seeing them marauding down the flanks.

 

I'm looking forward to see how you get on. Best of luck.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 10:56 AM

Talk about building from scratch. That is some truly horrible players.

 

How many teams will be promoted from the 4th level?

 

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:08 PM

Althogh I don't do it oftenly, I love to play in lower tiers. It makes everythign so much fun because you are truly building your own team from scratch. Those "not so good" players you've just signed are a great example of it and I'm sure they will bring a lot of happiness to Povoenses and will become the basis for the great team you'll hopefully build.

 

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