I decided to go to Qatar.
Why,do you ask?
Well,a few reasons.
- I needed to speed up the save a bit – I did not want to waste a full season battling relegation in Cyprus again.
- Qatar was a country that I actually managed before in the FM16 save (Journey Around the World).
- 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.
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.
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.
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).
And as always, here are the best players according to our assistant manager:
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.
And here’s our best player in that squad.
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
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.
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