#FM17 Around the World Challenge #19 – A Sudden Change in Environment

I decided to go to Qatar.

Why,do you ask?

Well,a few reasons.

  1. I needed to speed up the save a bit – I did not want to waste a full season battling relegation in Cyprus again.
  2. Qatar was a country that I actually managed before in the FM16 save (Journey Around the World).
  3. The club that I’m joining had just been promoted to the top division, so I thought it would be a good challenge to build a squad worthy of staying there.

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According to media, we are expected to plunge straight back to the Q-League, which is the 2nd tier of the Qatar football league. Of course, we want to avoid that.

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Squad

Despite our foreign players being in their 30s, almost half of the squad are 18-year olds. Safe to say we need more quality (and experience) in this side to survive this season.

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According to our squad depth report, we need more (and better) defenders, a new goalkeeper and more wingers (unless we play a narrow 4-3-3 tactic).

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And as always, here are the best players according to our assistant manager:

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2nd Team and U19s

In Qatar (at least), clubs from the top division(Qatar Star League) would have a second team in the second division (Q-League) to give youngsters and back-up players a chance to play. In fact, most of the Q-League is made up of 2nd teams. Anyway,here’s the squad; at the moment, it looks like another under-19 team.
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And here’s our best player in that squad.
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For the under-19s, Nasser Al-Shammari is our best prospect but I don’t find him useful any time soon.

Curious case of Chong Run Yu

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A bid? I wonder which club could be wanting to get him…

Before I left Digenis back in Cyprus, I released Chong Ru Yu on a free as I thought he would be a “waste of space”, considering the over-abundance of central defenders in the squad.

He only made five appearances in the end, and he was nothing special. As I said, he’s slow and weak in the air. This was a “just-for-fun” signing.

The thing is though: the fun’s about to continue here as well.

In the next post, I will talk about preseason and our transfers for this season!


The database I used for this save is the  FM17 Megapack 200 Updates by claassen . The one in the link does have more nations to choose from than the one in the save.

To get more hairstyles for the regens, try Debski’s World of Hairstyles !

Also, check out the TheManagersCorner on Reddit! It’s where aspiring FM content creators, like me,  “dump” their stuff; from blog posts to YouTube videos.

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