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Murrayzoster
21-12-2007, 17:20
The Background

Rangers and celtic have today completed there transfer to the english league. The only problem is they have to start at the lowest league possible. There bank balances have been wiped and will not compete in the champiopns league. There youth and training are set to 1 and have no youth academy. There reputation is 1000. The plus side is that staff and players will remain. How long will it take you to rise to the top?

The Aim

To take rangers or celtic from the Blue Square N/S to Premier League and Champions League glory.

The Rules

Load a game with the English and Scottish leagues only, with the Blue Square N/S selected, a large database (or smaller if preferred) and the attribute masking and the transfer boxes ticked. No additional players from any nation should be loaded. It should look like this.

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/987/leaguesvz5.jpg

Add a new manager, the options are up to you but 'past experience' must be set to the lowest possible.
You Can Choose Any Nationality You Want.

It is now up to you to manage this club all the way to the Premier League title and UEFA Champions League crown.

If you are sacked you must then wait to the end of the season to retake over the club. You must then again start with the lowest past experiance.

Can You Complete The Challenge?

(This is based on the dafuge challenge)

http://rapidshare.com/files/78214228/Old_Firm_Sign_Up_Challenge.rar.html

Murrayzoster
22-12-2007, 04:39
Anyone Interested In This Challenge

Murrayzoster
22-12-2007, 05:45
No one interested then?

macca69
22-12-2007, 06:43
I think its a good idea, will take up the challenge when i get bored of my current game, are you playing it yourself?

Murrayzoster
22-12-2007, 08:14
Yeah I Do

But am currently involved in a game which i just put the old firm in the championship

dj clark boy
23-12-2007, 10:50
i i fancey the challenge startd downloading it should bbe interresting

butts
23-12-2007, 11:56
Will probably do this later just want to finish my season on pro evo then will download will probably start later or tomorrow morning.

Murrayzoster
23-12-2007, 14:57
You also have to post your manager profile at the start and give reguarly updates. You may not use fmm or any sort of save game editor or scout program

butts
24-12-2007, 03:23
Gonna download this now. It will be sort of a second game to my dafuges challenge so might take me a while to get through seasons but shouldnt take too long.

butts
24-12-2007, 04:32
Profile (http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/6418/12242007122734qt1.jpg)

Murrayzoster
24-12-2007, 17:20
Anyone Else Interested?

Ridleys
26-12-2007, 07:22
ill have a go with celtic..

Ridleys
26-12-2007, 08:05
Profile - Season 1 - Celtic - Conference North (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/Profile.jpg)

Ridleys
26-12-2007, 08:11
One Above Doesnt Work Lol (http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/ridleys_album/Profile-1.jpg)

Murrayzoster
27-12-2007, 14:47
Any1 Else Willing To Take The Challenge?

I Dare You Too lol

divwatretrfc
31-12-2007, 11:44
I Will Take It :P
The Only Problem is trying to keep the players at your team and have a big enough squad as you have no youth teams :O

Murrayzoster
16-01-2008, 04:31
Anyone Else Willing To Take The Challenge. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Anyone That Is Taking The Challenge How Are You Getting On? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Peacemaker7
16-01-2008, 04:39
Originally posted by Murrayzoster:
No one interested then?

Did it ages ago, it's hardly original.

Murrayzoster
16-01-2008, 08:38
Well I Dont See Any Topics For It So It Is Kinda Original

Peacemaker7
16-01-2008, 11:08
Originally posted by Murrayzoster:
Well I Dont See Any Topics For It So It Is Kinda Original

No, it isn't.

Murrayzoster
16-01-2008, 12:13
Of Course It Is

Terk
16-01-2008, 13:50
No, it isn't. I believe it was PM7 himself who did this a while back on FMS. And stop using a capital letter at the beginning of each word. It's even more annoying than text speak.

Murrayzoster
16-01-2008, 14:54
But you can read my writing but you cant read text speak so how does that work.....i tried to come up with a challenge that i havent seen a topic for so how was i meant to know it has already been done? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Terk
17-01-2008, 16:03
The Old Firm are two hugely supported clubs, surely common sense would say that pretty much anything that can be done with them has been at some point.

And I find capital letters at the start of each word more annoying than text speak. That's how that works.

Murrayzoster
18-01-2008, 06:05
Obvisley a know that. I am a Rangers Fan.

A cant be bothered arguing because a know am right

dafuge
18-01-2008, 09:48
Originally posted by Terk:
The Old Firm are two hugely supported clubs, surely common sense would say that pretty much anything that can be done with them has been at some point.



I could understand the annoyance if someone had gone into your forum and started a thread that was blatantly purposefully ripping off someone else's idea that was clearly visible, but people in here are probably oblivious to what happened in FM Stories years ago. I know I am.

Murrayzoster
18-01-2008, 14:55
Originally posted by Murrayzoster:
Obvisley a know that. I am a Rangers Fan.

A cant be bothered arguing because a know am right

Rigth i know i am not right but all i was trying to do was create a challenge which people might be interested in.

dafuge
18-01-2008, 16:19
Originally posted by Murrayzoster:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Murrayzoster:
Obvisley a know that. I am a Rangers Fan.

A cant be bothered arguing because a know am right

Rigth i know i am not right but all i was trying to do was create a challenge which people might be interested in. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

To be honest, if they are criticising you on your use of the English language you are not doing yourself any favours by arguing back.

Murrayzoster
19-01-2008, 05:42
And how is that?

Ter
19-01-2008, 19:19
Who cares if it's been done before. It can be done again.

Murrayzoster - It might encourage more people to take part and post updates if you do so yourself http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Murrayzoster
20-01-2008, 07:59
Thanks ter you have givin me alot more confidence http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I have decided to take the challenge myself to see how i get on.

Are you intertesed in taking the challenge?

Murrayzoster
20-01-2008, 09:17
Will be posting a profile shortly.

Also there will be an updated database for this challenge uploaded

Murrayzoster
20-01-2008, 10:00
http://rapidshare.com/files/85228482/Old_Firm_Sign_Up_Challenge.rar.html

New database

Only thing is Rangers and Celtic have to compete in the scottish cup http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif but oh well

Murrayzoster
20-01-2008, 11:08
My Profile (http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/8779/murraykl2.jpg)

Murrayzoster
25-01-2008, 15:44
Current News: 18 Games Play 18 Won

dafuge
25-01-2008, 15:50
What is it like, do all the players want to leave?

McNeil
25-01-2008, 17:59
im interested mate, but doing Gundos ATM, so once i complete im going to try but make it a bit harder by REMOVING all current OF players, this way my side will be similar to the other conference N/S sides and make the challenge that bit harder! this ok?

Murrayzoster
26-01-2008, 04:02
Yeah ok i will make amendments to the databse tonight http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.....Thanks for the advice

Murrayzoster
26-01-2008, 04:05
Originally posted by dafuge:
What is it like, do all the players want to leave?

No but they say they are willing to leave to help the club clear debts.

I have had to sell Ferguson and Hemdani for 75k each just to keep me aflot which i wasnt very happy about

Celticfan383
29-01-2008, 09:51
I will try this with the new signings (and sellings) are done, if you update it, of course!

Koki Mizuno -> Celtic
Geogios Samaras -> Celtic (loan)
Ben Hutchinson -> Celtic (pre-contract - summer 2008)
Teddy Bjarnason - Celtic -> Lyn Oslo

Hope that helps, Mizuno has the number 29 too, supposedly.

Murrayzoster
29-01-2008, 09:56
Yes I'll be posting a new database once the the new january one is out

Murrayzoster
03-02-2008, 04:04
Does anyone know when the new patch is out?

dafuge
03-02-2008, 04:07
Originally posted by Murrayzoster:
Does anyone know when the new patch is out?

There is no date set.

Murrayzoster
03-02-2008, 12:13
Ok thanks dafuge

Murrayzoster
15-02-2008, 02:32
The new database is now ready.

Here's the link.

http://rapidshare.com/files/92001688/Old_Firm_Sign_Up_Challenge.rar.html

Murrayzoster
22-02-2008, 07:43
Anyone Interested?

Frankie 7
23-02-2008, 09:16
Originally posted by Murrayzoster:
The new database is now ready.

Here's the link.

http://rapidshare.com/files/92001688/Old_Firm_Sign_Up_Challenge.rar.html

Any chance of making one with the new updated patch for 8.0.2?

Murrayzoster
23-02-2008, 09:21
Will Do http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Frankie 7
23-02-2008, 09:27
In the Editor, What is the name of the lowest English League that can be played in FM08?

Ryan Smith
23-02-2008, 15:22
Can someone tell me how to install this please

Murrayzoster
24-02-2008, 11:52
Frankie7 - Blue South North/South

Ryan Smith - Just Put The File In C:\Documents and Settings\Your Username\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2008\db

poolman321
01-03-2008, 16:36
Are many people doing this challenge.Seems like quite a good one to me.
has anyone started to climb the leagues

BlueAndWhiteArmy_91
09-04-2008, 14:15
I mad a db for myself in FM07 with Gers and celtic in League Two.

Unfortunately, when my computers hard drive was unexpectedly wiped, I lost both the savegame and the screenshots. I didn't do that well to be honest, all my best players left after a a year or two.

robmontie1965
14-04-2008, 08:33
Hi murrayzoster.

i am a blue nose and would to take up this challenge, but I am not a member of rapidshare, dont suppose you could upload to file font or some other free file hosting.

Many Thanks

Alternatively I may change my database to match.


Originally posted by Murrayzoster:
The new database is now ready.

Here's the link.

http://rapidshare.com/files/92001688/Old_Firm_Sign_Up_Challenge.rar.html

robmontie1965
14-04-2008, 09:01
Hi Murray

I am giving it a go as Rangers manager to make it a little harder I have reduced both Celtic and rangers attendance to 10,000 this will avoid lots of money coming in. Any idea how to get out of debt, if the original staff and players stay for at least a season the club will be in so much debt due to their wages bill.http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/3347/gersmanagerst5.jpg

robmontie1965
14-04-2008, 09:06
gersmanagerst5
The link did not display correctly will try again.

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/4633/gersmanagerej7.jpg

poolman321
15-04-2008, 08:36
Reducing the attendance makes it harder,but does it not take away from the realism?If Celtic and rangers did ever go into england, their attendances would not just suddenly drop to 10,000.Can you imagine the scramble for tickets when Celtic can sell out every math???

poolman321
18-04-2008, 08:04
Are there any problems that arise when playing the database e.g. with expectations?
And are the youth and reserve teams now working?
Thanks

onthetrain
13-06-2008, 07:09
i fancy giving this a shot and have downloaded the rar file. Where do I put the data files please?

PaulHartman71
13-06-2008, 07:14
you should put the files in the 'db' section which can be found in your 'My Documents' 'Sports Interactive' Folder.

Although, hasn't this been dead for 2 months?

onthetrain
14-06-2008, 00:35
thanks PH. I realise the challenge is probably dead, but I'd like to have a go for my own interest.
I'm sick of winning in my current game

http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

PaulHartman71
14-06-2008, 00:43
i'm sure if you keep posting your updates and how your doing in the game, then the challenge might attract new people.

onthetrain
21-06-2008, 08:59
This has been kind of interesting, but very frustrating at the same time.


The realism is taken out of it for me by the fact that suddenly Ibrox only holds 1000 and has no youth academy or reserve league.

I managed to hold on to a few players, but the chairman sold most of the squad for silly money. I set myself on a good footing by actively selling most of my good players for realistic money in the first transfer window.

season 1 - won BSN by 12 points from Celtic scoring 223 goals and conceding 12!!! Alaso won FA Vase and setanta shield.

Season 2 - won BSP by a distance scoring 132 conceding 34.

Season 3 - I'm now really struggling to sign any decent players despite having a transfer fund of 5M+ I'm top of the league by a couple of points, but am really struggling away from home. I cant even get any half decent players to sign at the end of their contracts from the likes of Bournemouth. I'm shipping goals for fun and even defenders like Ryan Garry are truning down contract offers of 7.5K per week when their current deals are ony for £400.

It's the lack of training & youth facilities that are killing the game.

These issues have ruined it a little for me. Dont mind the concept of starting in lowest leagues by why on earth would the old firm lose their support & facilities if they transfered to england!!

Murrayzoster
10-05-2009, 22:08
This thread may aswell be closed due to no-one posting for near enough a year