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All About That Pace, No Dribble
Hey guys!
Here I have a team made up of the 'Paciest' players in the game!
I loaded the Brazil Database to include those silky Brazilians.
I use a 4-2-3-1 formation which seems to be the standard in World Football these days.
Kasper Schmiechel

Pace of 15 for Kasper makes him the choice! Surprised the likes of Lloris or Neuer didn't show up here if I'm honest!
Right Back
Kyle Walker

The Spurs man with 18 Pace gets in ahead of fellow Tottenham DR Ryan Fredericks and Arsenals Bellerin who both also have 18 Pace!
I chose Kyle Walker as I'm a Spurs fan and hes better than Fredericks, simple.
Left Back
Armand Traore

Yeah… I couldn't believe it either! The QPR man gets in ahead of the rest! He was the only DL with 18 Pace no one else so he gets the spot.
Centre Backs
Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Jerome Boateng

Both players have an impressive 17 Pace, which is great for a DC considering the height factor of most Centre Backs.
Central Midfielders
Luiz Gustavo

What a beast this fellow is! Probably the most complete Ball Winning Midfielder at the start of the game!

The Chelsea Box to Box dynamo gets his name on the sheet with his 16 Pace! He proved his Pace when bursting through Midfielder time after time for The Blues!
Right Winger
Theo Walcott

Fastest player on the game! Theo has always been known for his blistering pace. Injuries have hampered his career slightly but not his Pace it seems.
Left Winger
Gareth Bale

With 18 Pace, beating Ronaldo by one, his Pace won the Copa Del Rey alone in his first year at Madrid! He had a tough second season but I'm sure he'll prove his worth next season!
Central Attacking Midfielder

I strange result for me as I expected more players to have a higher Pace stat but Willian from Chelsea trumps them all although hes more known for his tricky footwork in close quarters!
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Who else??
I can Imagine Arco thinking, if PEA doesn't make this team theres no justice! But he does make the team!!
All About That Pace!

Who else would get in this team based on Pace alone??
Cheers guys, I've been UKFS, you stay classy FMHVibe
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Averaging Out
The following challenge was used for the final of the Challenge Cup 2015. 
The challenge:

· Take control of any team in any league, it works just as well. Saint-Étienne in France were used for the challenge cup final.
· You must start the season with a squad of 30 players. No constraints on transfers, or whether the players are on loan or not, you must start the season with 30 players. Once you have played the first league match of the season, no more transfers are allowed. 
· Keep an eye on the average rating of your players. On the 31st of each month, you must demote your two highest rated players, never to be used again (unless they apply to the next rule).
· When January comes around, you may promote two players of your choice that you have demoted in the first part of the season.

By my calculations, you will be demoting two players every month for 9 months (August-April) and with the two you are allowed to re-promote, you will finish the season with 14 players .

The same old rules such as no unlockables and own tactics only, although I can't really stop anyone. It's just for fun. Obviously this challenge is just for fun but if anyone fancies adding points into it then the following is the points system:

Points system 

League points
Goal difference
Points from EL group stage
2 points for each round passed in domestic cups
2 points for each knockout EL round passed
20 points for 1st in league, 19 for 2nd, etcetera...


Good luck to anyone who tries it, I have done recently and will be starting a career thread in the near future  


It's a Singaporean stereotype to like bargains. :P

So here's a list of the ten best players you can buy on :fmh2015: without spending more than 5 Million.



Cost: $1.6 Million (Season 2 Summer)

We start this list off with the defensive Odegaard Havard Nordtveit. Like Odegaard, our man was tearing it up in Norway as a centre back. Unfortunately, Nordtveit struggled after moving to Arsenal. Now even his new club BMG thinks he's expendable (Season 2 in-game). Regardless, the 14s you see here will become green by then, making him a good replacement for Casemiro.



Cost: $2.2 Million (Season 1 Winter)

And this man here could take over Nordtveit in future: Alexis Blin. The young Frenchman is a quality BWM for his age. An easy place on my list for him.



Cost: $5 Million (Season 1 Summer)

Lucky #8 is Eder Alvarez Balanta. Everyone knows this man. Confirmed to be world class, $5 Million (plus some guy I forgot) is surely a good bargain.



Cost: $1.5 Million (Season 1 Summer), 800 k (Season 2 Summer)

Guillermo Sara is so good you have to buy him twice. The Boca second keeper has great all round stats, and because he's behind Augusto Orion he will go for just $1.5 Million and half that next season. Also he's half-Italian, so he doesn't need a work permit.



Cost: 150 k, you heard that right (Season 1 Summer)

A man who can play BWM and APM, Sheriff's small, small asking fee rockets Aitor Monroy up this list. Like Nordtveit, his blue stats will quickly turn green, and then you have an absolute bargain. Unfortunately he is not available in England, which keeps him out of the top 5.



Cost: 1-1.3 Million (Season 1 Summer), potentially free (Season 2 Summer)

My first ever bargain, Guillermo Burdisso was always in my top 5, even though he is a rough diamond. The picture tells the story, 15 Passing on this master in basic defensive skills is outstanding. Again, a price even lower than Sara's makes him an excellent signing for small teams. In fact his contract even expires end of Season 1, which means you could get him for nothing.



Cost: 1.5-1.7 Million (Season 1 Summer)

Júnior Caiçara again is someone many have used before. And for good reason, as he is very similar to Alex Sandro/ Danilo. More importantly, Ludogorets will just ask for less than 2 million, which means from FCP to Cagliari, you can enjoy this amazing Brazilian. Unfortunately, he does not appear in England, and more unfortunately he is moving to Schalke for FMH16. Very deserving reward for a top bargain in this game.



Cost: 3 Million (+ someone like Adrian or Kacaniklic) (Season 1 Summer)

Marcelo Meli easily has the best starting stats out of everyone here. He can play in every single position in midfield for 6 million only. He qualifies for the list due to part exchange, which brings that down to 3 million. Italian-Argentinean player, you know the drill, no work permit. Very fitting #3 as he is also 3rd best (after Jackson/ Aboubakar) in my FCP team. Only reason why he isn't higher would be that he is expensive for this list. (2nd highest fee after Balanta)

Before revealing the top 2, these are the honourable mentions:

Ricardo Machado (30 k)

Richie Towell (120 k)

Ibou (625 k)

Lossemy Karaboue (925 k)

Douglas (Dnipro) (1.6 Million)

David Kinsombi (2.3 Million, 2nd season)

Andres Chavez (Boca) (3 Million + Quaresma)

So this is it, who shall join Meli on the podium?

5 Goalkeepers Who Could Replace Petr Cech at Chelsea
Petr Cech

CA 174 - PA 182

​With all he's done for Chelsea, Petr Cech could be considered irreplaceable - unless, of course, your'e
Thibaut Courtois

CA 172 - PA 183

The Belgian youngster displaced Cech as Mourinho's no.1 last season, leaving the senior stopper just a smattering of appearances. Although Cech went about his business in the most professional manner possible, he made it known that he would not remain a peripheral figure for two consecutive seasons.
Now about to lose their player to bitter rivals Arsenal, Chelsea need to find a replacement. Let's take a look at five possible candidates.
Tom Heaton

CA 132 - PA 133
Has good handling, aerial and and reflexes already an after the season he just had I think a definite CA and PA upgrade is in need.
​The Burnley man would probably love another crack at the Premier League, having been relegated last season.
The 29-year-old English shot stopper had a solid campaign between the sticks for the Clarets and could give Chelsea great recourse as a back up keeper.
Kasper Schmeichel

CA 129 - PA 144
A very well rounded Keeper with great distribution of the ball. He has the attributes of a quality keeper with the right training, would he be happy playing second fiddle?
​Son of the legendary Peter Schmeichel, the Leicester City goalkeeper has grown into his own gloves.
He enjoyed a fantastic season with the Foxes, catching the eye of several Premier League scouts. He would definitely be a great signing for the Blues, but convincing Leicester City to let him go would be another thing altogether
Jamal Blackman

CA 91 - PA 124
(information from FM Base)
He has good starting attributes and with regular game time and the right training he will grow in to a top keeper
​The Blues won't have to look very far for this one. The promising young stopper is already on the books at Chelsea, and regular first team appearances could do him lots of good, as well as the club.
The 21-year-old is contracted until 2019, but a loan move seems the most likely next season. However, if given a chance at Chelsea, it could be mutually beneficial - especially from a financial standpoint and a homegrown player
Robert Green

CA 132 - PA 148
Has some solid attributes and as pace isn't too much of an issue age doesn't have a massive effect of keepers.
​Rob Green seems the perfect fit given his age. At 35, playing second fiddle shouldn't bother him too much.
The England keeper, who impressed at QPR last season, would be a great signing and an able back up. He would offer a wealth of experience, as well as a homegrown option.
Asmir Begovic

CA 166 - PA 170
A top keeper with really solid attributes. He would be a lot of Premiership team first choice.
​The Stoke City goalkeeper is already the favourite to fill in the void which should be left by Cech.
The Potters reportedly want Victor Moses - who spent last season there on loan from Chelsea - on a permanent deal before they sanction Begovic's exit, but he would be an excellent choice if he could live with playing behind Courtois.

Who do you think Chelsea will go for?
Thank you for reading and as always all feedback and comments are appreciated

Raheem Sterling Vs Roberto Firmino

The Battle For The Kop


It was revealed a few days ago that Liverpool Football Club have signed the Brazilian Firmino subject to a medical, while Kopites around the world pray he can get through the Copa America avoiding injury i've decided to take a look at his potential compared to our current want away superstar Raheem Sterling.


It is still possible that Sterling and Firmino will be playing side by side at the start of the season but it's more than likely that the Englishman will do the opposite of Firmino and swap red for blue, with the blue being the colour of Manchester City. The young international has decided he wants more money and a better chance of trophies as he appears to be forcing through a move to Manchester and the club seems keen having recently had a £40 million pound bid rejected for the wing speedster.


It's in all likely hood that LFC will be replacing Raheem Sterling with Roberto Firmino but who is the better player? In real life we'll have to wait and see but their stats are rather similar as the image above shows, thankfully however we can use FMH 2015 to have a slight insight into what the future might hold so let's see who comes out on top.


The Preparation


This experiment will see me holiday two saves, one with Sterling at Liverpool and another with Firmino with the famous reds of Anfield, on both saves i demoted players who are not at the club anymore or who are likely to leave and i set the same formation for both saves. Once the test were done i created a twelve point list of areas where we can compare the players.



The Comparison Begins


Getting To Know The Players


1. Stats


The first thing you notice about a player within FMH is the players particular stats so it makes sense to start here, in this section we'll compare the stats to see which player stands out the most on a day one save.


The two attacking midfielders tie on three attributes as they both have 10 tackling, 17 technique and 16 creativity. When you start looking at which player has higher attributes though Raheem Sterling comes out on top as he has ten attributes higher than Firmino while the Brazilian has seven attributes higher than the Englishman. You'd think Sterling has this round tied up already but these stats are only important if they are important to the role the player will be playing, so which of these two makes the better inside forward?


To Find out we'll use Dec's key Attributes For Each Role Guide. In this article Dec says the two key attributes for an ISF (Inside forward) are dribbling and movement while the secondary attributes are passing, shooting, technique, decisions and teamwork so who's the best?




Dribbling: 17

Movement: 18


Passing: 15

Shooting: 16

Technique: 17

Decisions: 13

Teamwork: 15




Dribbling: 18

Movement: 17


Passing: 16

Shooting: 14

Technique: 17

Decisions: 16

Teamwork: 16



The Winner

Raheem Sterling


Our test shows that Raheem Sterling has the best stats for his role as not only does he come out on top overall but he also does when it comes down to key attributes for the role as he beats Firmino four to two with one tie.


2. Current And Potential



It is well know that Sterling is one of the best young players in Europe and this is shown in game by the fact he has the potential to be one of the best attacking midfielders on the game on every save (not including players with random PA's). So where does Firmino fit in on this? Let's take a look.


Current Ability


Sterling: 160

Firmino: 158


On current ability Sterling just takes it as he is two points better than Firmino, the question is what difference does that two points make? The truth of the matter is no one knows outside of SI but Sterling takes this round. The worry for Firmino here is he's got a couple of years on Sterling so you'd have expected the Brazilian to have taken the lead in this category.


Potential Ability


Sterling: 178

Firmino: 170


​The difference again is marginal at best as if both players reach the top of their game there would only be an eight point difference in the two and on personal opinion those eight points mean nothing.


The Winner

Raheem Sterling


From this insight into the game we can see that both players are very similar in ability and the difference is hardly worth mentioning but when it comes down to it FMH sees Sterling as the better player.


3. Age


Both of the players featured in this article are young footballers looking to make a name for themselves with Sterling being 19 at the start of the game while Firmino is 22. When it comes down to age it completely depends on what you want from the player as in theory Firmino will become mature quicker as his extra years of experience will help while the youth of Sterling is seen more as potential due to his age, but with that age and potential comes more time to develop which might be why he has a slightly higher potential ability in game.

For example would a team the size of Real Madrid take a chance on a 19 year old kid or a more established and mature player like Firmino?


The Winner



I've given the pair a tie within the age section as i believe you can argue for or against the other and both arguments are fair and valid. It's true Sterling is younger and has more time on his side but does that mean he's better than Firmino? Not at all so it's not fair to give Sterling the points when the discussion around this could go on forever, it all depends on personal opinion and the way you look at the game.


4. Positions


In the modern game being able to play in multiple positions has become an important attribute to players as it gives them more opportunities and makes them more useful to the manger and both these players have shown these qualities in real life as they've played across the attacking line for their clubs and country. This has obviously been implemented in game so which player is more versatile when it comes to playing positions?




Natural Positions: 2 - AML and AMC

Accomplished Positions: 7 - MC line, striker and right side




Natural Positions: 1 - AMC

Accomplished Positions: 5 - Entire midfield area


On a day one save Sterling comfortably beats Firmino when it comes down to natural and accomplished positions but for a player playing under Brendan Rodgers this isn't enough so let's take a look at the players and thier re-trainable positions.


Re-Trainable Positions




New Positions: None

Roles Training Can Enhance: 2 - Midfield and Striker - Accomplished up to Natural




New Positions: 1 - Defense

Roles Training Can Enhance: 4 - Both wide striking roles and the central position to accomplished and midfield to natural



The Winner

Raheem Sterling


Sterling storms this round as not only does he start better but even after Firmino completed all the training possible he'd still not come close to how effective Sterling can be in different positions. These abilities are something Rodgers has managed to push onto Sterling though so maybe Firmino can flourish in the same way.


5. Buying Cost


Now we've looked at all the details of the players including age, ability and playable positions it's time to take a look at the buying cost of the players and who's value for money. To find the needed information for this part of the article i created a number of saves with random clubs to find out how much the player will cost within a number of leagues, however the test was slightly limited as i could only run tests for clubs i knew could afford the players in question.




Manchester City: £40m

Chelsea: £40m

Real Madrid: £45m

Bayern: £46m

PSG: £49m


It's clear to see Liverpool won't allow Sterling to leave for cheap with the lowest offer i was able to snag him for being £40m, i found it extremely interesting that the club was willing to allow him to leave to a rival side within England for cheaper than one of the European teams though.




Dortmund: £22m

Real Madrid: £22m

PSG: £22m

LFC: £22m

Chelsea: £25m

Bayern: £30m


This needs no explaining as Firmino is by far the cheapest of the two and in some cases you could sign two Firmino's for the price of one Sterling! Madness!


The Winner

Roberto Firmino


Sterling costs a fortune and for the sake of three years, eight points in potential ability and some more positional knowledge i can't see a reason to justify spending so much on Raheem Sterling when you can get the Brazilian Firmino for almost half the price.


6. Wages


While i was testing for the buying price of the players i also completed the deal so i could check out each players greed when it came down to wages. Who do you think will be the money grabber between the pair?

Anyone not mentioned here meant i couldn't afford the buying price listed above.




Manchester City: £120k

Chelsea: £120k

Real Madrid: £130k




Dortmund: £95k

Real Madrid: £140k

PSG: £100k

Chelsea: £120k

Bayern: £130k


Both players seem to want a hefty amount from the clubs they were able to join but that is to be expected as both players are only really sign-able by sugar daddy clubs where bid wages are apart of the custom.


So the results for the players at clubs around Europe don't bring a conclusive answer so what about for the club they are playing for, how much will these youngsters expect from Liverpool.


LFC Wages


Sterling: £60k

Firmino: £110k


Firmino walked straight into Anfield and requested a five year deal worth £110k a week while Sterling on the other hand starts the season on £35k but instantly requests a new deal jumping his wage up to the £60k mark.


The Winner

Roberto Firmino


Footballers get paid way too much as it is but the fact a baby faced player like Sterling is already moaning about his deal and the fact it continues throughout the save gifts this round to Firmino. The £100k+ Firmino requests is a lot of money but unlike Sterling the Brazilian has earn't his money for three years longer whereas Sterling wants the money without the performances to back it up, these attributes will come to his game when he matures as will the big money.


The Holidayed Save


Now we know the players inside and out it's time to jump into the holidayed saves so we can see how the players got on in one season at Anfield. This part of the article will consist of six sections covering the various aspects of the save so we can declare our winner!


1. Game Time


Sterling: 38/58

Firmino: 45/58


Both players had a successful season game time wise during this test as both featured in a majority of the fixtures played but Firmino did manage to play a handle of games more. During a long season it's important for players to be able to stay fit and in form so it looks like this round with go to the Brazilian.


The Winner

Roberto Firmino


2. Goals


Both players are classed as attackers so scoring goals is an important attribute to add to the team but which player managed to score more?


Sterling: 12

Firmino: 22


Firmino managed to score a whopping ten more goals than Sterling as it appears his extra experience and age is starting to show! With Sterling in the team Liverpool averaged 1.55 goals per game while with Firmino they managed a slightly better 1.59, granted the difference is minimal but it could mean points on the board.


The Winner

Roberto Firmino


3. Assists


If goals are important for an attacking midfielder assists are their bread and butter so which player supplied more goals for the team?


Sterling: 8


Firmino: 5


Neither player shone as a creative force as both scored more than they assisted but it turns out Sterling gave his teammates more finish-able passes than Firmino. During the season Firmino was responsible for 27 goals while Sterling was behind 20, impressive numbers for both youngsters.


The Winner

Raheem Sterling


4. Man Of The Match Performances


For the amount these players cost you want them to be match winners so in this section we'll be looking at which player won the most man of the match performances.


Sterling: 7


Firmino: 6


An extremely tight round as Sterling edges it by one award! Sterling managed to get three awards in the league and domestic cups with one coming from the European competitions whereas Firmirno got five in the league and one in Europe. Firmino's five awards in the Premier League is impressive going as Sterling's could have came against lower league opposition but all we know for sure is both players can be match winners.


The Winner

Raheem Sterling


5. Average Rating


Scoring or creating a goal is all good and well but at this level we need consistency, even from our young superstars. The question is who was more consistent, the teenager or the adult?


Sterling: 7.76

League: 7.70

Cups: 8.00

Continental: 7.60


Firmino: 7.46

League: 7.64

Cups: 7.28

Continental: 7.10


Interestingly Sterling comes out on top and shows he can be more consistent than Firmino across all competitions, however it is worth noting the Englishman played less games which would help keep his average rating higher. All i do know is both players performed brilliantly!



The Winner

Raheem Sterling


6. How Did Liverpool Do?


This entire experiment has revolved around the two players but the most important thing is that Liverpool get Firmino (or maybe even both) performing next season so which one of these two got Liverpool playing the best?



Win: 43%

Draw: 23.2%

Loss: 33.9%



Win: 43%

Draw: 22.4%

Loss: 34.5%


It's clear to see from these results that they are from holidaying as they are almost identical so i don't see how we can take anything from this as neither was much better than the other, sure Sterling just about won but the difference is that minimal you can't say either player had an impact in my opinion.


The Winner:





To conclude this experiment it's clear to see both players are absolutely fantastic in game and if they can take this into real life starting next season both players will have great careers at the club they're playing for. Both have their pros and cons like Firmino likes a booking while Sterling constantly nags for more money but their influence on your team is clear to see and both could be a central part of their real life clubs or your in game team.


The Total


Quick Recap


1. Stats

2. Ability

3. Age

4. Positions

5. Buying Cost

6. Wages


From the getting to know them section we can see it's rather balanced two to three with one section being able to go either way depending on the readers opinion. Who will take the crown after the holidayed results?


1. Games

2. Goals

3. Assists

4. MOTM Performances

5. Average Rating

6. How LFC Did


Another mixed bag but we have a clear winner!


The Winner



Overall Sterling does win by a two point gap but if you look at the margins of which Sterling wins the difference is extremely small and to me it looks like LFC have an excellent replacement if the Englishman decides to leave. Firmino comes into the team with a name tag of quality and not potential like his English counterpart, for all we know Sterling might turn into Aaron Lennon in the coming seasons as potential is not always reached. Don't get me wrong Firmino is a massive gamble but looking at it from a Football Manager point of view i think the players are perfectly tied, hey just imagine the two in the same team, now that is frightening!


With that my experiment comes to an end i hope you enjoyed the read as it was fun to put together, as always i'd love to hear your views and opinions on the subject so make sure you leave a comment below.


Thank you for reading.

Hidden Nations - Part 1


Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Hidden Nations, part one. This is a two part series brought you by myself and DSW. This has been split into two series due to the amount of time and effort needed to complete this shortlist, and also the fact that DSW really likes the idea too! Now to what it's all about. This series is all about finding weird and wonderful nations in FMH15 that many of you (hopefully) won't of heard of. We have some real beauties here and would love to share the love with you guys... Enjoy! 

Montserrat is a Caribbean island - specifically in the Leeward Islands, which is part of the chain known as the Lesser Antilles, in the West Indies. It is a British Overseas Territory.



Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar and Mafia Marine Park, where whale sharks swim through reefs.



Malta, an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast, is a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of St. John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to 3600 B.C.E.



Sierra Leone:
Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea in the north-east, Liberia in the south-east, and the Atlantic Ocean in the south-west.



Antigua & Barbuda:
Antigua and Barbuda is a country encompassing its 2 namesake islands and several smaller islands. Positioned where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it's known for reef-lined beaches, rainforests and resorts. Antigua's English Harbour is a yachting hub and the site of historic Nelson's Dockyard, now part of a national park. In the capital, St. John's, the national museum displays indigenous and colonial artefacts.



Cape Verde:
Cape Verde, or Cabo Verde, is a nation on a volcanic archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. It’s known for its Creole Portuguese-African culture and morna music. Its many beaches are jumping-off points for windsports and diving among shipwrecks. Its largest island, Santiago, is home to the current capital, Praia, and the old capital, Cidade Velha, with its clifftop fortress.



Saint Kitts and Nevis:
The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, also known as the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, is a two-island country in the West Indies.



Barbados, in the eastern Caribbean, is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship stop with shopping, colonial buildings and one of the Western Hemisphere’s oldest synagogues. Barbadian traditions range from afternoon tea and cricket (the national sport) to pursuits such as scuba diving at Dottins Reef and golfing on designer oceanside courses.



Latvia is a country on the Baltic Sea between Lithuania and Estonia known for its strong national identity, diverse culture, modern cities and landscapes ranging from wide beaches to dense, sprawling forests. Latvia’s capital is Riga, home to museums and churches, notable wooden and art nouveau architecture, a vast Central Market and a medieval Old Town.



Dominica is a mountainous Caribbean island nation distinguished by geothermal hot springs. Its most famous spring may be the volcanically heated, steam-covered Boiling Lake, which falls within Morne Trois Pitons National Park. This preserve also encompasses rainforest, sulphur vents, the twin waterfalls of Trafalgar Falls and narrow Titou Gorge. To the west is Dominica’s capital, Roseau, with colorful timber houses and botanic gardens.



Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in southern Africa known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife, much of it within parks, reserves and safari areas. On the Zambezi River, Victoria Falls make a thundering 108m drop into narrow Batoka Gorge, where there’s white-water rafting and bungee-jumping. Downstream are Matusadona and Mana Pools national parks, home to hippos, rhinos and birdlife.



Cyprus, an island in the eastern Mediterranean, has rich, turbulent history stretching back to antiquity. Known for its beaches, it has a rugged interior with wine-growing regions. It’s separated into a Greek south and Turkish north, with the capital Nicosia also divided. Coastal Paphos is famed for its archaeological sites relating to the cult of Aphrodite, including ruins of palaces, tombs and mosaic-adorned villas.



Bermuda is a British island territory in the North Atlantic, off the eastern U.S., known for its distinctive blend of British and American culture and pink-sand beaches such as Elbow Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Its massive Royal Naval Dockyard complex combines modern attractions like the interactive Dolphin Quest with a look at maritime history at the National Museum of Bermuda.



The Gambia:
The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline. It's known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River. Abundant wildlife in its Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve includes monkeys, hippos and rare birds. The capital, Banjul, and nearby Serekunda offer access to beaches running south from Bakau to Kololi.



Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 191 million people, it is the sixth most populous country and with an area covering 796,095 km2 (307,374 sq mi), it is the 36th largest country in the world in terms of area.



Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and 6 smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars.



Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast, is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with strong traditions of cricket and calypso music, it's culturally connected to the Caribbean region. Its capital, Georgetown, is known for its British colonial architecture, including tall, painted-timber St. George’s Anglican Cathedral. A large clock marks the facade of Stabroek Market, a popular source of local goods.



Democratic Republic of Congo:
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, RDC, East Congo, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply Congo is a country located in Central Africa. From 1965 to 1997 it was named Zaire.



The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, known for its beaches, coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé island, with an international airport, is a key transport hub, home to capital Victoria, the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and white-sand beaches including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.



Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory on the south coast of Spain known for the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m limestone ridge at its centre. Gibraltar occupies 7 sq. km of a peninsula bordered to the north by the region of Andalusia. First settled by Moors in the Middle Ages and later ruled by Spain, the outpost was joined to Britain in 1713.



Faroe Islands:
The Faroe Islands are an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, 320 kilometres north-northwest of Great Britain.



Luxembourg is a tiny European country, bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. It’s mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, and the Moselle river valley in the southeast. The rocky gorges of the eastern Mullerthal region earned it the nickname “Little Switzerland.” Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs.



Armenia is a nation, and former Soviet republic, in the mountainous Caucasus region straddling Asia and Europe. Among the earliest Christian civilizations, it’s defined by religious sites including the reconstructed Greco-Roman Temple of Garni and 4th-century Etchmiadzin Cathedral, headquarters of the Armenian Church. Another pilgrimage site is Khor Virap Monastery, in the foothills of Mt. Ararat, just across the border with Turkey.



Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "Smoke that Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint.



Central African Republic:
The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo to the south and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2014.



Thank you very much for reading and I hope you enjoyed part one! Sorry this is split into two parts but it requires a lot of effort and 25 teams is surely enough for now...
Hello, these are the top FMH2015 youngsters (21 and under) sorted by position on FMH2015 (6.2) according to potential ability.
What does it mean?
Potential is how good a player could be. A player may not be this good but he could be with the right training etc with. It is rated out of 200 and -9 and -10 represent a randomised value between the following.
-9 = 150 to 180
-10 = 170 to 200





Ever heard of tags such as being the 'new Messi/Roanldo'? These players were once classified as 'Wonderkids' but never seemed to make wonders in their respective careers. Have they crumbled under the pressure? We'll never know. But one question lies, can YOU revive their career? Would you be the one he is thanking when he receives his Ballon d'or?



Dubbed as the new Messi, aged just 17 years old, he scored the winning goal against Schalke in 2008. Ever since, under performing and injuries have troubled this Serbian wonderkid. From playing alongside Messi and Iniesta at Camp Nou to leading the frontline at Britannia with Peter Crouch and Charlie Adam beside him. Can you revive his career?


Club: Stoke City

Position: Foward/Attacking Midfielder


Value: 6 Million




Again another youngster who was destined for big things but failed to deliver. Having scored a dramatic late winner against Premier League team Aston Villa at the age of 17, Kiko was one of the brightest gems in Manchester United. The 23 year old Macheda has been reduced to playing for Championship side Cardiff City and has struggled there, following disappointing loan spells at Stuttgart and QPR.


Club: Cardiff

Position: Striker

Age: 23

Value: 2.7 Million




Everything seemed hopeful for a young Pato at AC Milan, but serious injuries forced him to be sidelined for months. Even after recovering, he struggled to find a starting spot at the San Siro. He was later sold back to his country, to Corinthians. Even then he struggled. He was even described as "Corinthians's worst signing ever" by a Brazilian Journalist.


Club: Corinthians

Position: Striker

Age: 25

Value: 6.75 Million




Another Manchester United failed prodigy.*Cries* Not included in LVG's future plans, Anderson has been shown the exit door at United. Injury and a lack of form overshadowed his bright career and yeah lets be honest, he's one of the worst players in the EPL.


Club: Manchester United

Position: Midfielder

Age: 26

Value: 3.2 Million




Deemed by many as one of the brightest gems Everton has produced after Wayne Rooney. At the summer transfer window of 2012, MAn city announced the signing of Rodwell for 12 Million, where he only managed 16 appearances throughout 2 injury plagued years and banging in 2. He now finds himself playing at Sunderland, where he is no longer his former self.


Club: Sunderland

Position: Midfielder

Age: 23

Value: 6.5 Million




Poised as Zinedine Zidane's successor in his days at Bordeaux, where he helped them win the Ligue 1 in 2009, he never looked liked the same player ever since joining Lyon for 19 Million in 2010. Many said injuries slowed him down, some even said Ribery shattered his confidence after a disappointing 2010 World Cup. Lyon has been trying to dispose him of late and the future of Yoan Gourcuff seems dark.


Club: Olympique Lyonnais

Position: Midfielder

Age: 27

Value: 6 Million




Many though he would be a superstar after an impressive 2007 U-21 UEFA Championship, including Real Madrid. The Spanish club signed him up form Feyenoord in 2007 for a reported 10 Million. He struggled to do anything right during his 6 years at the club, managing just 46 caps and 2 goals. This talented winger now finds himself with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Reading. Nobody knows what happened to this talented winger who was destined for big things, but ended up with nothing but shame.


Club: Sheffield Wednesday

Position: Winger

Age: 27

Value: 1.9 Million




Brought in by Arsene Wenger back in 2005 thinking that he might be a replacement for captain Patrick Viera, he turned out to be nothing but a injury prone bench warmer. He suffered 42 injuries throughout his Arsenal years, spending 226 weeks out, that is equivalent to more than 4 years out injured!


Club: Arsenal

Position: Midfielder

Age: 28

Value: 6.75 Million



Another La Masia graduate. Together with his brother, Johnathan they both join Barcelona in 2002. He was hyped to be the next big things based on his performances with the Mexico U-17s and U-20s, winning the Silver Ball in the U-17 World cup, behind another flop, Anderson(See Above). However, his performances with Barcelona were sub-par and was sold to Spurs for 5 Million. He now plays an important part in the Villarreal side and did pretty well in his first season at the club, finishing with 11 goals and 8 assists. But we are all aware that is he capable of bigger things.


Club: Villarreal

Position: Attacking Midfielder/ Foward

Age: 25

Value: 10.25 Million


The Challenge


2 Domestic Titles

3 Domestic Cups

1 Continental Cup

1 Domestic POTY


Use one or more of this players to complete the challenge!

Remember, no cheating!

Suggest how i could improve this challenge and more players I can add!

Thank you for reading, and happy FMHing!