FM19 Kaiserslautern – Season 8 – Part 1

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Well, what can I say?  Last season was absolutely magnificent and will go down as one of the best I have had in a long long time. Despite looking like the league might be evading us for yet another season, Schalke would end up completely bottling it in their final three games to see 1.FCK reclaim their first Bundesliga title in more than 20 years and the first of my reign as manager.

Better yet we would make ours a treble, coming from behind in both the DFB-Pokal and Europa League finals to end the season with three trophies to add to the cabinet, after some truly fantastic performances on the continent interest in our players is at an all-time high, whilst already resigned to losing Mr Goals – Tomas Nosek, some of my other key players are attracting a lot of interest from other sides.

The goals for this season are simple, qualify from the champions league group stages and make my mark on the elite European competition and win the league again but have it done before the final day.

Read on to find out how we are working towards these goals.

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FM19 Kaiserslautern – Season 7 Part 3

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Things have been going really well so far this season. At the end of January we currently sit top of the league with only a point separating ourselves and last year’s Champions, Schalke. As well as sitting on top of the league we also remain in the contest for two more trophies, the DFB-Pokal and the Europa League after the heartbreaking exit from the Champions League in the 96th minute of our final group game against Juventus.

With the squad a bit thin on the ground having had no transfer budget to strengthen this year it was going to be a tough ask to compete on all three fronts as rotation is not really much of an option for us, but we will do what we can to bring our first bit of proper silverware to Kaiserslautern this year.

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FM19 Kaiserslautern – Season Seven – Part Two

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The new season is now well underway and as well as continuing to challenge for the Bundesliga title again, we are also undertaking in our first Champions League campaign, our low seeding meant that we would face a difficult group in the form of Liverpool, Juventus and Celtic.

With the first couple of months been and gone, we are currently sat in second place in the Bundesliga, after a very strong start, some tough away games to Dortmund and Munich brought along some early dropped points, and with the squad thin in certain places, jadedness was beginning to become a factor. Despite that, we would motor on through and are currently four points behind league leaders Schalke.

With Liverpool showing a very strong interest in star striker Tomas Nosek, we had a real battle on our hands to keep him at the club.

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FM19 Kaiserslautern – Season 7 Part 1 – European Debut

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A new season is upon us. After a fantastic campaign overall last year finishing in second place, it was time to dust ourselves down and go again. Last season can only be viewed as one of massive success, finishing the season in second place, despite odds of 1000/1 prior to a ball being kicked. Though it must be said it still a very bitter pill to swallow that we were denied a title on goal difference after we failed to avoid defeat on our final day of the season at home to Schalke.

Banking over £100m in competition prize money for our place in the league and our first entry into the champions league since the start of the save I was confident that I could add a couple of key additions to the squad to ensure title success this time around.

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FM19 Kaiserslautern – Season 6 Part 3 – Fake News No More

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It is a very good time to be a Kaiserslautern fan, with the club currently sitting atop the league table on goal difference, and 9 points clear of third place. The Rote Teufel faithful could be forgiven for dreaming of a Bundesliga title win, 26 years after their last success.

I was not so confident mainly due to our shaky away form, having played all the big sides, apart from our fellow table-toppers Schalke at home, we would have to go to your Munichs and Dortmunds and come away with victories to have any hope of title success.

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FM19 Kaiserslautern – Season 6 Part 2 – Contenders

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In my last post, I covered off the start of my sixth season in charge of FC Kaiserslautern, as I looked to build on a fantastic campaign last year, finishing in seventh place overall despite expectations of relegation. I thought I had qualified for Europe but it was not to be, BMG snatched it from my grasp on the last day of the season by winning the DFB-Pokal to claim my place.

As I mentioned last time around my aim this year would be to ensure there would be no fake news scandals at the end of this season. Qualification for Europe simply had to be the target. With some fantastic performances in the early stages of the season, including a quite magnificent 7-2 decimation of Borussia Dortmund, things look to be right on track as we were sitting in third place at the end of October.

With a few tough tests in November, it was time to see if we were still boys, or had become men.

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FM19 Kaiserslautern – Season 6 Part 1 – Time to Challenge

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Last year was a fantastic year for the club, despite a predicted finish of 17th and automatic relegation, Kaiserslautern would defy all odds and end the season finishing in seventh place. Helped massively by a fantastic home record, which was tied for best in the league, we would beat Munich, Dortmund and Leipzig along the way.

A recap of last season can be found here:

FM19 Kaiserslautern – Season 5 Part 2 –

A massive factor in our success was the signing of left winger Mikael Noro Ingebrigtsen for the small sum of £550k from Norwegian side Tromso, scoring 14 goals and assisting 11 on the way to becoming German player and player’s player of the year. This year I plan to capitalise on the increased reputation and revenue our seventh-placed finish afforded us to really cement ourselves as one of the best sides in Germany.

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