Recently I got back to a ML save on PES2011 PSP that I've been playing on and off for more than a year now. I'm doing the Deplorables Challenge of our ML Scenario Vault...: Spoiler: Deplorables Challenge - ML Vault The Deplorables Challenge: This is my favourite of them all. I’ve done countless Deplorables challenges in the past and every single one of those saves is among my all-time favourites. Step 1 – Go to Edit Mode and search every club in the database. Choose a max. of 3 players from each team that you believe are not essential to them. You have to step in the shoes of the “manager” of each team to weed out whoever is not necessary for the present and future of the squad. For example, Team A has 4 goalkeepers in their squad: two really good keepers, one decent and a 17-year old kid. You can’t pick any of the 2 best keepers (the supposedly first-choice and the second-choice for the role) but you also can’t pick the worst in the squad which is the young kid, because if you were manager of that team you wouldn’t want to give away your young players who’ll be good in the future. Therefore, you’ll pick the decent goalkeeper since he won’t be necessary to a team which already has two better choices and a prospect for the future. I never choose players from teams who only have 3 goalkeepers, 4 centre-backs and 4 side-backs, 7 midfielders or 5 strikers. It’s a standard I came up with to ensure that team won’t really notice if I take their 5th best side-back or 7th best striker. If a player fits these descriptions, add them to you list, your "pool" of prospects to choose from. Step 2 – Depending on which PES game you’re using, after scanning the entire database you’ll have many players on your list: EASY MODE: Pick whatever players you want for your created team. You’re bound to have a quality squad if you pay attention to “deplorables” from the best teams of the world, some of those clubs have a tendency to accumulate too many good players in their rosters. After you start your save, you're free to buy/sell players at your will. HARD MODE: Set limits of player attributes to your chosen players. I usually use a rule of not picking Centre-Backs nor Keepers with +75 defense attribute, also nor strikers with more than 75 attack stat. Make up your own rules, the stricter they are, the harder the setting you chose for this challenge. HARDEST MODE: My favourite. This is Kings Mode within the Deplorables Challenge: can’t buy or sell players ever, so you have to stick with your Deplorables from day one to the end. You can only renew or terminate/let expire contracts and loan-out players. Step 3 – Create your club and choose the players you’ll take on your journey. Depending on whether you’re on Easy, Hard or Hardest Mode you need to make some decisions: if you’re on Hardest, given you’ll keep your roster until the end of the save it’s wise to choose a lot of young players; but you’ll have to find some balance and choose some more experienced players too if you want to have short-term success as well (crucial to climb out of D2 quickly). That balance is going to be key to define the level of success of your team over the years, so I advise you to take some time to carefully analyze the problem. (I'm playing it on the Hardest Mode) Season 1 Spoiler: . Season 2 Spoiler: . Season 3 Spoiler: . Season 4 Spoiler: . Season 5 Spoiler: . After a great first season in which we got promoted from the D2 rightaway, our life in the D1 league has been far from easy. We were able to escape the bottom of the league from the start and slowly managed to establish ourselves as a Top-4 team in this kind of european superleague; however, we're struggling to reach the necessary level of quality that would permit us to fight for the title. We've been improving every year points-wise and as our roster is plateauing, I haven't yet understood whether we'll be able to keep on improving and eventually reach the 80 league points that would certainly be enough to fight for the D1 title. Furthermore, we haven't yet conquered any silverware besides the D2 League, and the time is now to do it - or else, in just 2/3 years most of our players will be +30-years old and will stop improving their stats, hindering our chances at conquering anything really. I'm midway onto S6 right now and while our participation on the league has been a bit disappointing, we're still on the D1 Cup and have clinched a spot on the Round of 16 of the CL for the 2nd year in a row, in our only second participation in this competition. Miscellaneous A 4-3 win over AEK Athens on Season 3 in which I finished the match with 4 red cards! On Season 5 we got our first Champions League participation and qualified for the round of 16, but then we lost against Manchester United. In that year, our league's Shakhtar won the competition! Only once (S5) we were able to win the first elimination round of our domestic Cup, but we haven't won it so far.