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higgins
25-04-2012, 10:03
I am sure if you mention certain words then some people/bots end up following you. I think I mentioned monster munch and the monster munch bot retweeted me and followed me!

Interesting, however I'm clueless why so many porn stars are following me...:D

higgins
25-04-2012, 10:42
I'm currently reading Jonathan Wilson's book on Brian Clough. It's great stuff. Actually more addictive to read than Inverting to be honest.

It's really making me crave an FM save in England though. Really badly! I want the humble beginnings at Hartlepools United, the big opportunity to manage at Derby County and so on and so forth. Perhaps not the same clubs exactly but you get the idea!

Funny how a book can sometimes influence you in such a way. Especially when it comes to FM though as I've always ended up being inspired by reading football books and then starting a new FM save! :D

I'm reading that book as well, a compelling and inspiring story of football. :thup:

iacovone
26-04-2012, 12:35
I'm still waiting on you for that! Still up for trying it some time? I now have a decent enough PC to load then leagues!

The Clough book is the best of Wilson's stuff so far, in my opinion. I've found his style in the past to be a bit dry but the Clough book is gripping. Maybe it's just because the stories are so good!

Are you going to come back to FMCU some time soon and start a new career thread? You've left us all for your buddies over at CSE! :p

I am certainly thinking about it. But having invested so much time in my Novese file, I kind of want to keep that career world going. That's not to say I couldn't turn it into a career and retire my manager and start say, I don't know....in Eastern Europe? ;)

crouchaldinho
26-04-2012, 13:24
Trouble with that, Iacovone, is that I've heard that there are all sorts of problems with the add/remove league feature and that it can potentially ruin your save in the long-term. :(

I think AB will know more than I do. I seem to recall him talking about it in here and also on GD at some point.

Big fan of your Novese career btw. That attacking 4-4-2 with AMR/AML has certainly got you knocking the goals in! What philosophy do you use with that, out of interest? Last time I read one of your updates, I was pretty impressed with the goals for column! :)

I'm due a Perugia update today. I've finished off my most exciting season on FM12 so far. :)

Flamers
26-04-2012, 15:38
Thoughts?

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/sig1.jpg

hursty2
26-04-2012, 15:51
What do you fellas do when youth candidate comes around? In regards to scouting other clubs etc...

crouchaldinho
26-04-2012, 16:01
Looks good Flamers. :thup:

Flamers
26-04-2012, 16:04
I just accept what I get and carry on :p (@hursty)

Thanks Crouchy :D

AcidBurn
26-04-2012, 16:59
It seems like the add/remove league feature can be a bit dodgy on some games. It adds a huge amount of unneeded players to the save peoples game have increased from 50,000 players to 200,000 players by adding a few leagues. There are some stats somewhere in GD, even SI acknowledged it and said they are looking into it. Pretty poor that such a big new feature would be so bugged. I added a few league but also took a few away and by 2021 my game had gone from 47,000 players to 156,000 players making it terribly slow.

crouchaldinho
26-04-2012, 17:14
That's pretty terrible AB. I will be staying away from that feature then, for sure, as it sounds terribly bugged at the moment.

What about removing leagues though? Does that have a potentially harmful impact too?

On another subject, when posting about individual games (say the final of a competition or a massive league match that decides a title) in your career thread, I was wondering what people prefer? Do you like watching a YouTube video of the goals? Or do you prefer seeing the match stats via some screenshots? What's the general consensus? I've mainly been uploading videos lately but I'm not sure whether that's a better way to do things than posting up stats tbh.

AcidBurn
26-04-2012, 17:18
I love watching videos of games and upload quite a few goals.

Removing leagues is sound enough as far as I can tell.

Anyone playing anything other than FM? I won a free copy of Prototype 2 on twitter so will be on that in the next few days, just seen there is a Game of Thrones RPG as well which could be great but I haven't got my hopes up too much for it. The TV show and the books are brilliant.

deltablue
26-04-2012, 17:25
Was adding a load of leagues back ready to revive the old save (as that managed tokeep the runtime errors at bay for a bit every time I did) but while I was leaning against it anyway that pretty much sealed my decision not to as I was probably heading for more trouble whereas I could enjoy my prefered larger setup on my current FM11 save. Civ V caught my attention briefly for the first time in months late on last week.

Flamers
26-04-2012, 17:28
I play MC, Gotham City imposters and anything that takes my fancy :p

crouchaldinho
26-04-2012, 17:29
I love watching videos of games and upload quite a few goals.

Cool. Well, maybe I'll stick with uploading vids for now. I guess for really big games, there is no reason I couldn't start doing both tbh!


Removing leagues is sound enough as far as I can tell.

That's good then. It's possible that I may remove a league or two in the future if it looks like I'm not going to end up managing there.


Anyone playing anything other than FM? I won a free copy of Prototype 2 on twitter so will be on that in the next few days, just seen there is a Game of Thrones RPG as well which could be great but I haven't got my hopes up too much for it. The TV show and the books are brilliant.

Other than FM, I have mainly been playing a bit of Minecraft, as usual! :D

I haven't fired up Skyrim for ages. I really need to play a bit more as I still have loads of the main quests to do! :D

I've also been playing some Terraria recently. That's a really fun game but I haven't fired it up for about a week.

I recently bought Legends of Grimrock when it was on offer but have only loaded it up for a quick look around. Will start playing that properly at some point!

AcidBurn
26-04-2012, 17:48
I liked completing the main quest in Skyrim thought it was great fun, not played it for a while now but I will do because I want to create and mould my character for the DLC.

crouchaldinho
26-04-2012, 17:56
Any idea what the DLC is? Will it be coming any time soon?

AcidBurn
26-04-2012, 18:01
No idea to be honest, I really hope we will get another area to explore like the Shivering Isles DLC from Oblivion. A lot of talk that the areas from previous games are kind of in the Skyrim map but it would be extremely ambitious to allow us to go to these places.

Flamers
26-04-2012, 18:24
Or maybe multiplayer... :D *I can dream*

iacovone
27-04-2012, 00:10
Trouble with that, Iacovone, is that I've heard that there are all sorts of problems with the add/remove league feature and that it can potentially ruin your save in the long-term. :(

I think AB will know more than I do. I seem to recall him talking about it in here and also on GD at some point.

Big fan of your Novese career btw. That attacking 4-4-2 with AMR/AML has certainly got you knocking the goals in! What philosophy do you use with that, out of interest? Last time I read one of your updates, I was pretty impressed with the goals for column! :)

I'm due a Perugia update today. I've finished off my most exciting season on FM12 so far. :)

I've had no problem with the adding of leagues on my Novese file. That said, I am only a season on from adding them.

As for the formation - it's a rigid framework with attacking mentality. Never change the framework, occasionally go to standard if we need to hold on in games. It's a massive possession based tactic. Plenty of patience, narrow, high-line, lots of pressing. One winger's an IF, the other is a winger. It does help that I have two World Player of the Year's in my side though :D.

iacovone
27-04-2012, 00:12
On another note - Crouchy (or any other minecrafters) - have you played the Tekkit mods? I'm currently getting stuck into a new world playing with tekkit and on peaceful and just learning the ropes really. It seems ridiculously complicated but I'm enjoying working out what I can build and automate!

Flamers
27-04-2012, 00:25
I dislike mods that change the core game but thats my opinion :)

SnakeXe
27-04-2012, 11:37
Is that the technic pack stuff? I tried to understand it but I gave up.

Anyone watch Athletic v Sporting last night? Awesome game. Athletic's movement and attacking play was spectacular at times, they could easily have gotten 5 or 6 with a bit more luck. Llorente is a monster, Andy Carroll should watch him closely - that's how he should be looking to play. He's got the attributes as well, IMO.

crouchaldinho
27-04-2012, 12:10
I've had no problem with the adding of leagues on my Novese file. That said, I am only a season on from adding them.

I've not tried it myself. What I said before was just based on what I have read. Hopefully, there will be no problem with your save. Fingers crossed.


As for the formation - it's a rigid framework with attacking mentality. Never change the framework, occasionally go to standard if we need to hold on in games. It's a massive possession based tactic. Plenty of patience, narrow, high-line, lots of pressing. One winger's an IF, the other is a winger. It does help that I have two World Player of the Year's in my side though :D.

Sounds good to me! :)

crouchaldinho
27-04-2012, 12:12
On another note - Crouchy (or any other minecrafters) - have you played the Tekkit mods? I'm currently getting stuck into a new world playing with tekkit and on peaceful and just learning the ropes really. It seems ridiculously complicated but I'm enjoying working out what I can build and automate!


I dislike mods that change the core game but thats my opinion :)

I'm kind of the same really in that I prefer vanilla Minecraft.

Maybe one day I'll try mods if I ever get a bit bored with the game but I can't see it happening for a long time!

The technic/tekkit mod does look interesting though. I guess with mods, I dislike stuff that changes the game dramatically, as then it seems that it ceases to be Minecraft any more.

hrbfcrule
27-04-2012, 14:18
On another note - Crouchy (or any other minecrafters) - have you played the Tekkit mods? I'm currently getting stuck into a new world playing with tekkit and on peaceful and just learning the ropes really. It seems ridiculously complicated but I'm enjoying working out what I can build and automate!

I absolutely love the tekkit mods. It adds so much to the game, making it much more interesting to play. They are difficult to get your head around at first but once you get used to it it's absolutely fantastic.

iacovone
27-04-2012, 14:59
Anyone watch Athletic v Sporting last night? Awesome game. Athletic's movement and attacking play was spectacular at times, they could easily have gotten 5 or 6 with a bit more luck. Llorente is a monster, Andy Carroll should watch him closely - that's how he should be looking to play. He's got the attributes as well, IMO.

Yes I sort of agree. I didn't see the game last night, just the highlights but thoroughly enjoy watching Bilbao - as I'm sure every football fan does - and it looked like Llorente was at his best. I don't think Carroll has the same goalscoring instinct he has but I certainly agree that he could learn a lot from him. Carroll is rare in that no matter who he plays for and at what level, he has a set of attributes that make him entirely unique (cue 'yep, he's utter crap' jokes :D) and those will always make him a useful striker for me. If he can harness them for pure footballing devastation, he'll be brilliant!


I dislike mods that change the core game but thats my opinion :)


I'm kind of the same really in that I prefer vanilla Minecraft.

Maybe one day I'll try mods if I ever get a bit bored with the game but I can't see it happening for a long time!

The technic/tekkit mod does look interesting though. I guess with mods, I dislike stuff that changes the game dramatically, as then it seems that it ceases to be Minecraft any more.

Totally know where you're coming from. It does change the game and the way you play it - see me playing on peaceful as an example! I guess I'm still mining and crafting though - just in much more efficient ways ;)


I absolutely love the tekkit mods. It adds so much to the game, making it much more interesting to play. They are difficult to get your head around at first but once you get used to it it's absolutely fantastic.

Yeah it took me ages to work out what was going on. My first attempt was abysmal and I've since turned to Duncan from the Yogscast for his walkthrough series. It's helped me understand just what I should be doing, what order I should be doing things in and building a reasonably nice set-up.

hrbfcrule
27-04-2012, 15:36
Yeah it took me ages to work out what was going on. My first attempt was abysmal and I've since turned to Duncan from the Yogscast for his walkthrough series. It's helped me understand just what I should be doing, what order I should be doing things in and building a reasonably nice set-up.

Yer his walkthrough is really helpful because it is quite easy to be overwhelmed when you start in a world and you just don't know where to begin. He gives you some idea of what you should be doing next.

SnakeXe
27-04-2012, 17:08
Yes I sort of agree. I didn't see the game last night, just the highlights but thoroughly enjoy watching Bilbao - as I'm sure every football fan does - and it looked like Llorente was at his best. I don't think Carroll has the same goalscoring instinct he has but I certainly agree that he could learn a lot from him. Carroll is rare in that no matter who he plays for and at what level, he has a set of attributes that make him entirely unique (cue 'yep, he's utter crap' jokes :D) and those will always make him a useful striker for me. If he can harness them for pure footballing devastation, he'll be brilliant!
Arguably Llorente didn't look like a goalscorer for a couple of seasons after breaking through - he certainly didn't have great figures. Really, a lot worse than Carroll even this season - four in his first full season, then just two in 23 games the next. From January 2010 til January 2011 Carroll was spectacularly good, and scored lots of goals - a much longer period of good form than Llorente ever managed early in his career.*

I guess what I'm saying is that a very similar player who is roundly admired now had a far worse start to his career than Carroll did, but now nobody would blink an eye if £35m were shelled out on him. I was gutted when Carroll left us, even at that price. Now a fair bit of that is cause he's a Geordie number 9 and it's just in my DNA to love one of them. However, completely objectively speaking, I thought we'd lost not only our only Premier League quality forward, but a potentially world-class forward. I really see a lot of Carroll in Llorente, and vice versa, especially the way they win the ball so effortlessly in the air - usually on the chest, with the second touch being a neat pass for a supporting player - and think he can definitely reach that level if he has the mental strength to do so.

Llorente had maybe a couple of advantages over Carroll in that he never had the pressure of a huge transfer fee, and was at Athletic, where they'll give any young player with a shred of talent a real chance due to their philosophy. If that sort of environment can be cultivated for Carroll then perhaps we'll have our own international class English-style centre forward for the first time since Shearer.

*(A bit of an aside as it gets in the way of my point a bit by waffling) I remember being worried in the summer that he wouldn't cut it in the Premier League and we'd go down again because we couldn't score, then I watched our first game away against Man Utd. We lost 3-0, but Carroll was magnificent. He absolutely schooled Vidic, one of the toughest centre-backs in the air in the league, time and time again. The only problem was fatty Nolan having a heart attack trying to get anywhere near him for support. Even though he only really had one chance to score and missed it, I knew then he'd be plenty good enough to keep us up, which he was. I didn't quite realise he'd be as good as he was though - he bullied defenders, had great touch, was deceptively quick across the ground, and had a great eye for goal.

AcidBurn
27-04-2012, 19:27
http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/304195-The-Add-Remove-leagues-problem...

Thread about the add/remove leagues stuff if anyone is interested.

Purefun
27-04-2012, 20:52
Interesting thread. SI should adress this asap imo seeing as Neil posted I'm sure they are looking into it. Long save killer. :(

Flamers
27-04-2012, 21:11
The high player count thing has been there since 11 at least, the add leagues just makes it a greater problem. IIRC in Iceland I started with 40k odd and ended at 150k+

deltablue
27-04-2012, 21:33
Well, there are a lot of long cold nights in Iceland.

crouchaldinho
27-04-2012, 21:43
:rolleyes: :D

Jason the Yank
29-04-2012, 02:48
Wow, TFC is just awful.

As I guess you'd expect an 0-6 team to be. :D

rancer890
29-04-2012, 03:24
Wow, TFC is just awful.

As I guess you'd expect an 0-6 team to be. :D

Not looking good against RSL... :(

rancer890
29-04-2012, 03:59
Extra time is cruel... :(

cerud
29-04-2012, 04:00
Whitecaps just won ;) hehehe

Jason the Yank
29-04-2012, 04:21
Extra time is cruel... :(

TFC's defending is like a lot of my FM teams. :D

Brian Dunseth (RSL's color commentator) was repeatedly incredulous at how abysmal TFC is when it comes to defending.

crouchaldinho
29-04-2012, 15:37
Decision making time! I'm at a crossroads in my career.

Should I stay or should I go? http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/294376-Lessons-in-Calcio-Crouchy-Facci-Sognare!?p=7779107&viewfull=1#post7779107

Any advice appreciated guys! :)

deltablue
29-04-2012, 15:55
Go for it.

crouchaldinho
29-04-2012, 19:46
http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/NewsAndFeatures/2012/statement-roy-hodgson-300412.aspx

Roy Hodgson for England then?

Deisler26
29-04-2012, 19:50
NOOOOOOOO!

Keep talking abotu Redknapp. They'll tank until the end of the season then!!!

crouchaldinho
29-04-2012, 19:52
I'll be happy with Roy. Always been a fan of him.

Better choice for England than Harry, in my opinion.

deltablue
29-04-2012, 20:05
I agree, Harry's simply a media darling. Not to say he's not a decent manager, but he's so overhyped. Roy has far more going for him in his career.

crouchaldinho
29-04-2012, 20:44
I'm backing Roy, for sure. I hope he is a great success. Fully behind his appointment if it goes ahead.

jackripper
29-04-2012, 20:47
hodgson over arry anyday for me

SnakeXe
30-04-2012, 09:55
I really hope Hodgson is a success because I think he's a gentleman and a very astute maanger, but I don't think he will be. His methods are based around meticulous preparation and repetition of drills in training. He won't have the time with the players to do this with England. I think it's another Gasperini at Inter scenario - appointing any old good manager without really thinking it through.

acidmonkey
30-04-2012, 20:43
the more i think about it the happier i am with Roy, he has the experience at all levels

SnakeXe
30-04-2012, 21:15
What about the issue to do with his methods I raised above?

acidmonkey
30-04-2012, 21:50
What about the issue to do with his methods I raised above?

He managed it with switzerland and guided them to 3rd in the FIFA Rankings, and nearly lead finland to Euro 2008

Niebiescy
30-04-2012, 22:34
Hi can anyone help me with my thread please. I've cut sections from whole screenshots but when I posted them in the thread using imageshack they are still full page sized with the part I cut displayed as a white background. How do I cut the part that I want and save it only so that part is displayed in my thread. Thanks in advance.

hursty2
01-05-2012, 02:18
Hi can anyone help me with my thread please. I've cut sections from whole screenshots but when I posted them in the thread using imageshack they are still full page sized with the part I cut displayed as a white background. How do I cut the part that I want and save it only so that part is displayed in my thread. Thanks in advance.
If you're using paint, make the canvas size as small as possible so that when you cut the screenshot and paste it back into paint, there will be no white part.

SnakeXe
01-05-2012, 09:28
He managed it with switzerland and guided them to 3rd in the FIFA Rankings, and nearly lead finland to Euro 2008
Good point :thup: I guess he got West Brom out of their slump when he joined pretty sharpish as well.

I guess a lot of it depends on whether the players buy into his methods. And how many toys are left in the pram when the papers have finished banging on about Redknapp.

iacovone
01-05-2012, 13:10
I think Hodgson's getting the job almost as much for what he'll do for the new St George's training facility than for the England senior team. It's absolutely vital that the centre starts as it means to go on and Hodgson is the type of cerebral manager that will constantly be thinking of ways to make it work. Not least, he's a capable manager too. Perhaps his coaching techniques differ at international level, I don't know. Maybe we'll find out more at 4pm today!

Deisler26
01-05-2012, 13:25
I certainly don't mind Hodgson as England manager, in fact, I'd rather have him than Redknapp.

crouchaldinho
01-05-2012, 13:27
Good point :thup: I guess he got West Brom out of their slump when he joined pretty sharpish as well.

I guess a lot of it depends on whether the players buy into his methods. And how many toys are left in the pram when the papers have finished banging on about Redknapp.

Do you think they will bang on about Redknapp then?

I mean, I might be being naive but I think the reaction to the news has been pretty good for the most part and pretty neutral for the worst. I'm a broadsheet reader and the papers I read have generally praised Hodgson and been tentatively sort of pleased about his appointment. No idea about the tabloids though. I did hear that some paper had described this as the FA's modern day 'Clough moment', which I thought was highly ridiculous! Harry Redknapp is definitely no Brian Clough! :rolleyes:


I think Hodgson's getting the job almost as much for what he'll do for the new St George's training facility than for the England senior team. It's absolutely vital that the centre starts as it means to go on and Hodgson is the type of cerebral manager that will constantly be thinking of ways to make it work. Not least, he's a capable manager too. Perhaps his coaching techniques differ at international level, I don't know. Maybe we'll find out more at 4pm today!

Totally agree, Iacovone. I'm 100% backing Roy for the England job and I'm hoping that he'll be a success. I'm expecting him to make England hard to beat and I actually think his style will suit international football.

Roy is still one of my favourite managers and perhaps a manager that I like to emulate in FM in my own style. Like Roy, I'm a 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 man primarily and I like my sides to be well drilled and prefer a more rigid style. I also like the fact that he is a gentleman and an intelligent manager, which is something often found lacking in our game here in England! Also, to have an Englishman with a bit of sophistication and intelligence about him representing our country will be a nice change!

jackripper
01-05-2012, 13:43
Alright guys I'm thinking of buying fm12 tonite but remember havibg problems with the 3d on the demo sonething to do with intel graphics card has this problem been solved yet in the patches or final versiom

Niebiescy
01-05-2012, 13:51
If you're using paint, make the canvas size as small as possible so that when you cut the screenshot and paste it back into paint, there will be no white part.

Do you mean making the canvas you paste it on to as small as possible? If that's what you mean how do you do it? Sorry to sound stupid but I've never used paint in my life.

hursty2
01-05-2012, 14:29
Yeah that's exactly it, in the top left corner there will be a button that says 'resize' and from there just adjust the values to a smaller size so that when you paste something in, that screenshot will always be bigger than your canvas size.

Niebiescy
01-05-2012, 14:43
Good explanation. Now I fully understand. Thanks.

hursty2
01-05-2012, 14:59
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ELFl2_1q7DI/TObn1HnV2fI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/5JkvAtpbv7k/s1600/Not_sure_if_serious.jpg

SnakeXe
01-05-2012, 15:09
Alright guys I'm thinking of buying fm12 tonite but remember havibg problems with the 3d on the demo sonething to do with intel graphics card has this problem been solved yet in the patches or final versiom
Never had any problems on either demo or final version so don't know.


Do you think they will bang on about Redknapp then?

I mean, I might be being naive but I think the reaction to the news has been pretty good for the most part and pretty neutral for the worst. I'm a broadsheet reader and the papers I read have generally praised Hodgson and been tentatively sort of pleased about his appointment. No idea about the tabloids though. I did hear that some paper had described this as the FA's modern day 'Clough moment', which I thought was highly ridiculous! Harry Redknapp is definitely no Brian Clough! :rolleyes:
Yeah the "Clough moment" rubbish was pretty representative of the general wailing and gnashing of teeth from the tabs. Then one paper today tried to say it was because Sandra didn't want to move house, when in fact Redknapp was never contacted about the job, so the fine tradition of making up bollocks continues alive and well.

jaycar
02-05-2012, 11:47
I need help with something lads...

I've just finished a season with Forest, my 8th with them and we've won the quadruple. It's our third EPL title in a row, and I have one more year on my contact.

So.... Do I stay for one more year but probably get nowhere near the previous seasons achievements or leave now although there don't seem to be many jobs around?

Also england manager btw

deltablue
02-05-2012, 12:07
Stay, if you're fond of your side. You never know how far you can go, even if things drop off, you can fight to get back up. A few seasons of underachievement and little money after I took Ipswich to being PL and CL champions meant it was time to go but I actually backtracked, then went back when I did leave because I regretted doing so, as logical thing to do as it was.

jaycar
02-05-2012, 12:28
A fair point, a new stadium is due to be finished in about 2 months, capacity will still be only 40000, so we will still be lagging way behind the income of the elite teams..

We have the best striker in the world and another couple of world class ndwgens, it would be a shame but how do you follow up a quadruple?

Flamers
02-05-2012, 22:57
Can't you win 6 in a season? There you go :D

HotChocolate
04-05-2012, 11:14
I did it, just.

Honestly, never attempt anything like it with good training before hand, it's not a good idea :D

jaycar
04-05-2012, 13:34
Can't you win 6 in a season? There you go :D

:D

I've signed a new 5 year(?) contract, but if a BIG club comes in I might well leave this time. I've turned down Madrid before...I must be mad....

EDIT: Btw, how could I win 6??!! If the charity shield counts then its 5 not 4 last season :D intercontinental?

crouchaldinho
04-05-2012, 13:39
Club World Cup, Euro Super Cup, Charity Shield, League, FA Cup, League Cup?

jaycar
04-05-2012, 20:25
Ah must be the super cup..

snootyjim
05-05-2012, 03:14
I'm taking a bit of time off FM whilst I prep for uni exams, seems a good time to ask if anyone had any tips on how I might improve my career thread. Link is here: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/299161-Getting-M%C3%BCllered-Around-the-World

It's my first time doing this, and I'm not convinced I've really hit on a good formula as things stand, so any comments would be appreciated :)

rancer890
06-05-2012, 04:19
Anyone play New Star Soccer on iOS? Nice fun game to pass the time and addictive. :D

And in unrelated news, 0-8. I thought it was bad enough we have the Leafs who never make playoffs, the ever tanking Raptors, and the unlucky Jays, but then there's TFC in our 6th year of rebuilding in our 6 year history as a professional soccer team.

Deisler26
06-05-2012, 10:02
Anyone play New Star Soccer on iOS? Nice fun game to pass the time and addictive. :D

And in unrelated news, 0-8. I thought it was bad enough we have the Leafs who never make playoffs, the ever tanking Raptors, and the unlucky Jays, but then there's TFC in our 6th year of rebuilding in our 6 year history as a professional soccer team.

HA! Yes, Level 10 with Roma now. ;) And TROLOLOLOLOLOL Toronto. Although, I'll be praying for the sweep not to happen tonight for my team :(

hrbfcrule
06-05-2012, 11:22
Anyone play New Star Soccer on iOS? Nice fun game to pass the time and addictive. :D



I have played that game online but not on an ios. Level 23 with Chelsea having won the treble the past 2 seasons. Such a good way to procrastinate while you're meant to be revising. :D

AK22
13-05-2012, 18:07
Everyone recovered from that Aguero goal now?! Truly unbelievable ending to the season :eek:

deltablue
13-05-2012, 18:10
Indeed, and if Bolton had held on that goal would have relegated QPR and given City the title at the same time. Sadly a lot of Arsenal fans being very immature right now.

DazRTaylor
13-05-2012, 18:32
Absolutely extraordinary. For you older one, it even eclipses 1989 IMO.

rancer890
13-05-2012, 18:43
Miracle in Manchester!

I was just speechless because even I thought Man Utd had the title in the bag going into extra time...I wasn't alive in 1989 so this was the most epic finish in my years of watching soccer!

acidmonkey
13-05-2012, 20:08
Haha, Man utd fans celebrating the title only for news to filter through the faces were awesome and the sunderland fans doing the Pozan!

DazRTaylor
13-05-2012, 20:31
Movie on tonight at 8pm. It is the story of Man Utd's season this year. "Gone in 60 Seconds"

:D

Jason the Yank
14-05-2012, 01:09
More than 1,000 paid attendance for Detroit City FC's debut in the 4th tier, amateur, NPSL. :thup:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012205130570

They're doing everything the right way: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120511/OPINION03/205110343/Detroit-s-new-soccer-team-built-from-ground-up?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Sports|s

Niebiescy
14-05-2012, 01:17
Haha, Man utd fans celebrating the title only for news to filter through the faces were awesome and the sunderland fans doing the Pozan!

Is there a way to stop British people from calling it the Poznan ;)

It's so annoying. Basically every ultras group in Europe does it. Lech weren't one of the first to come up with the idea.

#RantOver

DazRTaylor
14-05-2012, 07:02
Is there a way to stop British people from calling it the Poznan ;)

It's so annoying. Basically every ultras group in Europe does it. Lech weren't one of the first to come up with the idea.

#RantOver

But that is exactly what it is called over here as they learnt it from Lech Poznan. So in the UK it is called the Poznan.

The same as crisps in America being called chips.

Raware
14-05-2012, 07:43
It's certainly up there with 1989 and the year Blackburn won it when Redknapp scored the winner but United failed to beat West Ham. This is why the Premier League is better than La Liga, imo of course ;).

Jason the Yank
14-05-2012, 09:09
More than 1,000 paid attendance for Detroit City FC's debut in the 4th tier, amateur, NPSL. :thup:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012205130570

They're doing everything the right way: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120511/OPINION03/205110343/Detroit-s-new-soccer-team-built-from-ground-up?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Sports|s


http://multimedia.detroitnews.com/pix/6d/0b/4c/ee/ab/dc/20120513125358_2012-0512-dm-detroit soccer0793.jpg

More at http://apps.detroitnews.com/apps/multimedia/gallery.php?id=14235 :cool:

Raware
14-05-2012, 14:23
Quick question guys...how do you insert youtube videos into a thread? Not the highlights of your game, just general videos?

crouchaldinho
14-05-2012, 14:58
[ video ] and [ /video ] without the spaces.

See here for a full list of the codes you can use on the forum - http://community.sigames.com/misc.php?do=bbcode

Raware
14-05-2012, 17:38
Cheers C. :thup:

Nobby_McDonald
14-05-2012, 21:29
Movie on tonight at 8pm. It is the story of Man Utd's season this year. "Gone in 60 Seconds"

:D

It wasn't even that long. :D

crouchaldinho
15-05-2012, 19:29
I'm going to go all off topic and Minecrafty. I hope nobody minds but I know some of you are Minecraft players. :)

Has anyone here been watching the Mindcrack Ultra Hardcore series? If not, I recommend it, as it's great entertainment. Season 6 has just started up!

I'll be mainly watching Etho, Zisteau and Kurt's perspectives, I think.

Anyone else watching? If you are watching, who do you think will win this season? Any predictions?

I'm actually doing a little series of videos on my YouTube channel playing the Ultra Hardcore mod and seeing how I can get on surviving in SSP. For anyone who is interested, the details are below:

Minecraft: Ultra Hardcore SSP 001 - The Beginning (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcy9vSI-k34)



Welcome to Minecraft but not just your normal Minecraft experience - this is Minecraft Ultra Hardcore style!

I've been addicted to watching the Mindcrack guys playing Ultra Hardcore for some time now and I really wanted to try out the mod myself. So here is my attempt to survive whilst playing the Ultra Hardcore mod.

The mod basically makes the game really tough! No more regenerating health, for example, because now the only way to recover health is with golden apples or instant health potions. Health does not recover from keeping your hunger bar full.

Golden apples require 8 gold ingots (instead of nuggets) and an apple to craft. Glistering Melons require 1 gold block (instead of 1 nugget) and a melon.

You can find out more and download the mod here - http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1008473-125-xxxhardcorexxx-mod/

The only real rule I am setting myself is that no branch/strip mining is allowed, as that would be boring to watch. However, digging down to find a cave is fine and use of F3 is fine for checking the level I'm at and so on and so forth.

In this first episode, I get started and already begin to feel the pressure! I wonder how long I can survive with this method of playing?


That's the end of my Minecrafty off topicness for now. ;)

Deisler26
16-05-2012, 08:07
EFF Detroit City. I hate them on principle.

SnakeXe
16-05-2012, 10:45
Finally getting round to listening to those Mahler CDs I ordered ages ago on your recommendation, Crouchy!

First impressions - very, very good. In some ways his work reminds me of my favourite work by Nobuo Uematsu (the guy who did the soundtracks for the Final Fantasy games). The soundtrack for Final Fantasy 7 in particular is absolutely amazing, and the fact that it's done with MIDI in game is just ridiculous.

crouchaldinho
16-05-2012, 13:43
Glad you are enjoying so far SnakeXe. Which symphonies have you listened to so far?

SnakeXe
16-05-2012, 16:28
I listened to No. 1 whilst doing some marking this morning, and I have an hour's drive to see a physio tomorrow so planning to listen to No. 5 then :)

I've had so little time to do anything recently, it's ridiculous. Finally had a bit of time this afternoon, so got stuck into Diablo 3 - it's really really good (once you get the damned thing to work!). Anyone else playing?

crouchaldinho
16-05-2012, 17:35
Symphony no.1 and no.5 are the first two that I got really hooked on. Both are fantastic! To be honest, all of the symphonies are magnificent.

Enjoy Symphony no.5! The first movement of that symphony gets to me every time. The cliffhanger beginning, the funeral march and the chaotic and operatic middle section (love the rhythmic brass) and the lingering conclusion of the movement. Epic and astonishing!

The 5th actually still holds quite a bit of mystery for me. I feel like I 'understand' most of the other symphonies, as much as a non-musician like me can anyway (well, I played a little piano when I was younger and I can read music) but the 5th has something about it that leaves me always pondering it for quite some time afterwards. Thinking about it right now, I wonder if it's because I find less humour in it than I do in other Mahler works. Mahler's music has a lot of humour in it. Even the darkest of Mahler's music often contains some ironic humour in it, which makes it all the more poignant for me, personally.

But anyway, I can't recommend the symphonies highly enough. There is music to fall in love with in every single one. There is a whole world for you to discover in his music. So much depth, so much quality. Each symphony tells a story and has its own narrative. I actually envy you listening to it the first time. When I first 'discovered' Mahler and set out to listen from the first symphony to the last in order to try to 'understand' the music, it is one of my fondest memories. It was a beautiful summer, I remember, and I was at home studying having left my job in the civil service and having decided to study. I had recently moved in with my girlfriend (now my wife) and I spent beautiful summer days reading modernist novels by the likes of James Joyce and then listening to Mahler in the bedroom in the evenings. Some of the best days of my life right there, to be honest!

Colorado
16-05-2012, 22:18
I've started doing a thread on my game in Uruguay, sorry if a stupid question but how do you add images??

I've clicked the image icon but they keep failing to upload and I don't know why. I've tried uploading png files from my computer but it says they're invalid.

DazRTaylor
16-05-2012, 22:23
I've started doing a thread on my game in Uruguay, sorry if a stupid question but how do you add images??

I've clicked the image icon but they keep failing to upload and I don't know why. I've tried uploading png files from my computer but it says they're invalid.

I registered at ImageSHack (http://imageshack.us/?no_multi=1). Use the links from there and add to the thread here by posting: [ img ] Post Image here [ /img ] (without the spaces).

SnakeXe
17-05-2012, 13:30
Symphony no.1 and no.5 are the first two that I got really hooked on. Both are fantastic! To be honest, all of the symphonies are magnificent.

Enjoy Symphony no.5! The first movement of that symphony gets to me every time. The cliffhanger beginning, the funeral march and the chaotic and operatic middle section (love the rhythmic brass) and the lingering conclusion of the movement. Epic and astonishing!

The 5th actually still holds quite a bit of mystery for me. I feel like I 'understand' most of the other symphonies, as much as a non-musician like me can anyway (well, I played a little piano when I was younger and I can read music) but the 5th has something about it that leaves me always pondering it for quite some time afterwards. Thinking about it right now, I wonder if it's because I find less humour in it than I do in other Mahler works. Mahler's music has a lot of humour in it. Even the darkest of Mahler's music often contains some ironic humour in it, which makes it all the more poignant for me, personally.

But anyway, I can't recommend the symphonies highly enough. There is music to fall in love with in every single one. There is a whole world for you to discover in his music. So much depth, so much quality. Each symphony tells a story and has its own narrative. I actually envy you listening to it the first time. When I first 'discovered' Mahler and set out to listen from the first symphony to the last in order to try to 'understand' the music, it is one of my fondest memories. It was a beautiful summer, I remember, and I was at home studying having left my job in the civil service and having decided to study. I had recently moved in with my girlfriend (now my wife) and I spent beautiful summer days reading modernist novels by the likes of James Joyce and then listening to Mahler in the bedroom in the evenings. Some of the best days of my life right there, to be honest!
That's exactly what music is about for me, something that elicits a strong emotional response!

No. 5 is excellent as well, I think just about my favourite of the two so far. I'll definitely be listening to them a few more times though, you definitely can't take it all in in one listen. I just put No 1 on again and it seems to be a hit with the cats, both snoozing away, happy as Larry!

crouchaldinho
18-05-2012, 17:57
One thing I've noticed whilst playing FM12 lately is that I can hardly remember ever having been asked about pitch dimensions at the beginning of a new season.

Is this a bug or intentional? Has anyone else noticed this interaction missing? Maybe something has changed for FM12 and I haven't realised! Any comments appreciated. :)

DazRTaylor
18-05-2012, 17:58
One thing I've noticed whilst playing FM12 lately is that I can hardly remember ever having been asked about pitch dimensions at the beginning of a new season.

Is this a bug or intentional? Has anyone else noticed this interaction missing? Maybe something has changed for FM12 and I haven't realised! Any comments appreciated. :)

Always there for me :confused:

AcidBurn
18-05-2012, 18:03
Always there for me as well.

I am at Crewe in the Championship and had no fixtures from the 3rd of December until the 26th of December surely that cannot be right, can it?

crouchaldinho
18-05-2012, 18:05
Always there for me :confused:

It's really weird. I definitely haven't had it this pre-season as I was specifically looking out for it.

Unless maybe I missed it but it seems unlikely as I think it requires a response, doesn't it?


Always there for me as well.

I am at Crewe in the Championship and had no fixtures from the 3rd of December until the 26th of December surely that cannot be right, can it?

That doesn't sound right at all, AB!

deltablue
18-05-2012, 18:13
Always there for me as well.

I am at Crewe in the Championship and had no fixtures from the 3rd of December until the 26th of December surely that cannot be right, can it?

Most certainly not.

AcidBurn
18-05-2012, 18:15
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9186/fixw.jpg

Thought it was a bit weird.

dafuge
18-05-2012, 18:47
One thing I've noticed whilst playing FM12 lately is that I can hardly remember ever having been asked about pitch dimensions at the beginning of a new season.

Is this a bug or intentional? Has anyone else noticed this interaction missing? Maybe something has changed for FM12 and I haven't realised! Any comments appreciated. :)

It's always there for me as well.

Do you share/rent your ground?

crouchaldinho
18-05-2012, 19:19
I share my ground with Chievo Verona. Could that be the reason why I'm not getting the message then?

DazRTaylor
18-05-2012, 19:20
I share my ground with Chievo Verona. Could that be the reason why I'm not getting the message then?

Yep, the decision to alter the pitch isn't yours to make.

crouchaldinho
18-05-2012, 19:23
Yep, the decision to alter the pitch isn't yours to make.

Well, that explains it then. I just didn't think of it but now Dafuge mentioned it, it's so obvious!

What happens regarding the pitch size then? I assume it just stays at the default setting all of the time then?

deltablue
18-05-2012, 19:24
At Milan I can choose, on FM11 though.

DazRTaylor
20-05-2012, 08:37
Logged on this morning and had error messages. On whatever save I use. The last save was corrupted but my backup was ok (though I still get error messages but I can play). I have deleted the game and am re installing.

Anyone else had this before?

DazRTaylor
20-05-2012, 09:31
It appears to be ok now after re-installing.

DazRTaylor
20-05-2012, 09:36
Actually, I still get one error. When I load the saved game and when I quit the game, I get: "not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1 at Profile0.xml"

Any ideas?

SnakeXe
20-05-2012, 12:21
XML errors are bad. I'd go back to a backup from before that happens if you can. If not, it'll work for a while, but it's a slippery slope - the error will compound.

On another note, I absolutely despise John Terry. No class at all. His teammates battle their way to become the worst team ever to win the Champions League despite his absolute nonsense cowardly assault on Alexis Sanchez, and he makes it all about him, galavanting around in full kit like the moron he is. There's many things I don't like about Roy Keane but his behaviour in 99 - where he actually contributed in a massive way to them winning the thing, rather than being a hinderance - was a class above.

I'd have loved to have seen his opinion on little JT's antics.

SnakeXe
20-05-2012, 12:25
Although...

http://static.givemefootball.com/gmf/files/17/17bd9edf-1d2e-46a6-9a6c-772b77e8c3aa_2924a47a-5fcd-44d3-9006-10e444c7de66.jpg

:lol: Take that you melty-faced illiterate cretin :lol:

DazRTaylor
20-05-2012, 15:23
I have resolved it - there is a thread on FMScout about it and it is now fixed. :)

Jason the Yank
20-05-2012, 21:42
Although...

http://static.givemefootball.com/gmf/files/17/17bd9edf-1d2e-46a6-9a6c-772b77e8c3aa_2924a47a-5fcd-44d3-9006-10e444c7de66.jpg

:lol: Take that you melty-faced illiterate cretin :lol:

"Finishin' 4th and reachin' the Champions League is triffic for this club. Really triffic. What's that? Chelsea won? We're not in the Champions League? Naw, that can't be right. Europa League you say? ****." [/spoken through open vehicle window]

Jason the Yank
20-05-2012, 21:44
On another note, Danny Koevermans looks like he's about to cry in this: http://www.torontofc.ca/video/2012/05/19/danny-koevermans-may-19-2012

Toronto extending their MLS record worst start to a season to 9 losses from 9 matches.

That said, it's good to see one of MLS' high-priced Euro imports obviously cares about the team's results and isn't just here to collect a big wage.

rancer890
21-05-2012, 05:10
On another note, Danny Koevermans looks like he's about to cry in this: http://www.torontofc.ca/video/2012/05/19/danny-koevermans-may-19-2012

Toronto extending their MLS record worst start to a season to 9 losses from 9 matches.

That said, it's good to see one of MLS' high-priced Euro imports obviously cares about the team's results and isn't just here to collect a big wage.

It's gotten to the point where I'm not even mad anymore when we lose. I admit that I don't even watch the games now. Didn't realize life as a Toronto sports fan could actually get worse after the NHL/NBA seasons ended early.

SnakeXe
21-05-2012, 15:39
Crouchy/Flamers, having watched a few more LP channels on Youtube (looking for a decent one of the Day Z mod), I can say that you have the (apparently) rare gift of voices that don't make me want to pack my ears with cotton wool on an industrial scale. I started watching one that looked quite good/professional with intro graphics etc and then the guy started speaking. Dear god.

Jason the Yank
21-05-2012, 22:15
It's gotten to the point where I'm not even mad anymore when we lose. I admit that I don't even watch the games now. Didn't realize life as a Toronto sports fan could actually get worse after the NHL/NBA seasons ended early.

You and King Jeff over in the Football Forum basically thinking alike.

snootyjim
22-05-2012, 00:53
I'm getting itchy feet already after my last career finished, and my exams will be over tomorrow, leaving a definitively FM-shaped gap.

I'm thinking of having a go at a youth challenge, but instead of a small nation I'd start in the BSS or BSN, since I don't think I can match the long-term commitment of Makoto Nakamura or hrbrfc! Only thing is, I'm thinking about using the same save from my old challenge, where Müller just retired, and creating a new manager at one of the promoted teams after the league reset - I like the idea of keeping the same world going and pushing further into the future.

I've had a think and can't see why it would be a problem, but thought I'd put something up here first in case I'm missing something really obvious. I'd hate to realise 1 or 2 seasons into a save game that I'd made a mess of it!

rancer890
22-05-2012, 03:33
You and King Jeff over in the Football Forum basically thinking alike.

I've been annoyed all year with the other teams in town. I got better things to do than to get mad at another!

I watch more hockey games that don't involve Toronto teams just for the entertainment of watching good hockey, whether regular season or playoffs (hate basketball). I probably won't spend another cent on an MLSE-owned franchise for a while until the results come back.

crouchaldinho
22-05-2012, 08:24
Does anyone in here remember The Harry_Pontek?

hursty2
22-05-2012, 08:58
The one that used to end all his post with that funny thing he did?

Yes. :D

In other news, just started up a new game with quite a few leagues loaded as my other one isn't really luring me in anymore. Started unemployed, sunday league rep and have the choice to go to Brazil or Norway. Could wait for a bit and see what's in the BSN/S leagues, haven't played a lower league style game in a while.

crouchaldinho
22-05-2012, 09:09
Yeah, that guy! He seems to be back on OTF! :D

Well, him or an impersonator anyway! :D

hursty2
23-05-2012, 12:29
Started up a new journeyman career, question is where do I go first?!

Applied for two jobs straight up, Santo Andre of the Brazilian Third Division and Bela Krajina of the Slovenian bottom tier. Both are countries that I have never once managed in, in my FM career.

deltablue
23-05-2012, 12:42
Depends how long you life your seasons. Brazil has an insane amount of games, Slovenia much briefer.

hursty2
23-05-2012, 12:46
Depends how long you life your seasons. Brazil has an insane amount of games, Slovenia much briefer.
I think I'm going to give Brazil a go, plus trying to play as 'realistic' as possible and they offered me more money. :D

withnail316
23-05-2012, 21:57
Anybody come up with a decent thread name for this? http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/306243-(FM11)-Tiny-club-check.-Foreign-league-amp-no-past-knowledge-check.-Expectations-minimal.?p=7839078#post7839078

I hate the title so would like to change it, but as yet I have nothing....

rancer890
24-05-2012, 17:39
Does anyone in here remember The Harry_Pontek?

He's back! (http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/307356-The-Harry_Pontek-s-rant-in-MetaCritic) :cool: :D

SnakeXe
24-05-2012, 18:27
Anyone care to fill me in? He sounds like he has a disorder of some kind...

Nobby_McDonald
24-05-2012, 22:28
Yeah, that guy! He seems to be back on OTF! :D

Well, him or an impersonator anyway! :D

Pontek!!Pontek!!Pontek!! and He'sBackWithHisEndingsTek.

crouchaldinho
24-05-2012, 22:44
Anyone care to fill me in? He sounds like he has a disorder of some kind...

Yeah, I think maybe 'quirky' is the nice way of describing him. ;)

He used to post quite a bit on the forums back in the day. I'm talking about when the game was CM rather than FM, so this is a long time ago.

His posting style was always quite amusing to me but it's actually more to do with remembering the 'old days' on these forums! I just wondered if anyone else remembered The Harry Pontek and not forgetting Mrs The Harry_Pontek too! :D


Pontek!!Pontek!!Pontek!! and He'sBackWithHisEndingsTek.

Exactly! :D

SnakeXe
24-05-2012, 22:55
Ahh I see! I had a log in on here before this one, but I don't think I ever posted with it, just had a quick look around, was intimidated by the size of the forum, and gave up. The first FM related forum I posted on was cm4rums.com (which then became fm4rums) which was obviously the CM4/03-04 time. Had a good couple of careers I posted up on there, one with Udinese on FM05 and then one with Real Betis on 06. Racked up a good 1000 posts on there before it shut down, then got a log-in on here. Only really started posting on here frequently around the end of FM08/start of 09.

rancer890
24-05-2012, 22:56
There's a Mrs The Harry_Pontek too? :D

I'm surprised he managed to keep this style up all these years. There's no one like him. :D

acidmonkey
25-05-2012, 21:42
Yeah, I think maybe 'quirky' is the nice way of describing him. ;)

He used to post quite a bit on the forums back in the day. I'm talking about when the game was CM rather than FM, so this is a long time ago.

His posting style was always quite amusing to me but it's actually more to do with remembering the 'old days' on these forums! I just wondered if anyone else remembered The Harry Pontek and not forgetting Mrs The Harry_Pontek too! :D



Exactly! :D

they were brilliant i used to LOVE reading his posts

MCPridz
27-05-2012, 18:24
Hi am new here but i buy all football manager games and i have seen people playing with lower teams than the game allows and i want to be able to do this so if anybody knows how to do it please can you help me by replying to this thread thanks

MCPridz

MCPridz
27-05-2012, 18:31
Hi im new to the forums and want to know how to play every league possible for every country so if anybody knows please can you reply to this thread and please tell me thanks

MCPridz

AcidBurn
28-05-2012, 17:16
http://community.sigames.com/forumdisplay.php/25-Editors-Hideaway

The editors forum should have everything you are looking for most threads have instructions on how to install their created leagues.

Nobby_McDonald
28-05-2012, 22:00
Hi im new to the forums and want to know how to play every league possible for every country so if anybody knows please can you reply to this thread and please tell me thanks

MCPridz

Select every country and league when you set up your game. Easy.

apchivers
30-05-2012, 22:48
Hi guys, I'm thinking of starting a journeyman save and was wandering if anyone has any tips on how to best enjoy a journeyman save? Aiming to start unemployed with either a sunday-league or semi-pro reputation and load various leagues in Europe and maybe also around the world. For example, would you suggest setting aims for the save or just see where the game takes you? Also, in terms of tactics at the lower clubs would you suggest keeping things as simple as possible or micro-manage every little thing or is this just a preference depending on what type of manager you are? Thanks in advance :)

deltablue
30-05-2012, 23:02
I don't really have goals, though maybe I should have a few, also keep things simple, but the beauty of FM is that so much can be done according to preference so there isn't a 'best' way to go about things, and you can just go with what you feel works best for you.

apchivers
30-05-2012, 23:30
Cheers deltablue. I'd say I'm poor to average at FM so I think what will work best for me is to just load a variety of leagues and see where my career takes me rather than set out certain goals, although ultimately my goal will be to get as to high a level as I can. But my main aim will be to just enjoy the save. Thanks for your help :thup:

noikeee
01-06-2012, 00:09
I would agree with that, the game's about having fun, some people have fun by adhering to strict rules but frankly just go with the flow and keep an open mind as to where the career should go.

Nobby_McDonald
03-06-2012, 17:37
I always start in the lowest league of a country (usually England) and play as realistically as the game allows. I then try to do the best I can, sometimes with one club, sometimes moving on.

crouchaldinho
03-06-2012, 17:57
I always start in the lowest league of a country (usually England) and play as realistically as the game allows. I then try to do the best I can, sometimes with one club, sometimes moving on.

I'm pretty much the same. I usually always start in the lowest league (with my Roy Crouchson England save being a rare exception).

It generally feels a bit wrong to me not to start at the very bottom as I tend to 'role play' and I always want to start as an new and inexperienced manager learning his trade in the game.

I always try to make sure that I play in a realistic manner and with no cheats/exploits (should go without saying) and I always think carefully about career decisions I make in order to keep things as fair and as realistic as I can. Perhaps I'm not as strict as Nobby with my realism as I don't have his LLM roots but I definitely have a lot in common with his style of play.

The main thing for me is that I try to make sure that I don't treat FM in a gamey type of way. I try to play as if it's real life and I try to apply whatever thoughts I would have if I was in a real life football situation. This approach has generally always served me well in FM.

AcidBurn
05-06-2012, 09:32
The Skyrim DLC looks pretty damn cool.

apchivers
05-06-2012, 20:54
Thanks for all your help guys. Going to start a save soon and just see where it takes me. Just got to decide which leagues to load now, will probably just pick a variety from around Europe.

Flamers
05-06-2012, 20:58
Oh, by the way. I am alive.

Deisler26
06-06-2012, 10:50
One thing that annoys me about FM12 is the easy way of picking up released talent from higher clubs. I've picked up three absolute gems that no other club even attempted to pick up. Why???

SnakeXe
06-06-2012, 13:42
Well I always thought on the previous games talent was hoovered up from smaller clubs far too quickly, so it's kind of swung the other way now. Discovering a gem playing for a small or obscure club is one of my favourite things - I've got a couple from Crvena Zvezda, one from Innsbruck and another from a Belgian side in my current team. None were promising youngsters plucked from their academies either - all 20+ and straight into the first team.

Deisler26
06-06-2012, 13:57
Well I always thought on the previous games talent was hoovered up from smaller clubs far too quickly, so it's kind of swung the other way now. Discovering a gem playing for a small or obscure club is one of my favourite things - I've got a couple from Crvena Zvezda, one from Innsbruck and another from a Belgian side in my current team. None were promising youngsters plucked from their academies either - all 20+ and straight into the first team.

Granted, I'm a big name in the National, but I shouldn't be able to pick up Ligue 1 exit talent without at least a lower Ligue 2 club being interested!

acidmonkey
07-06-2012, 08:31
Can some one give me a quick overview of the Italian Pyramid? Serie C1/2 etc..

Deisler26
07-06-2012, 11:48
Can some one give me a quick overview of the Italian Pyramid? Serie C1/2 etc..

Serie A
Serie B
Serie C1A/B
Serie C2A/B
Serie D.

Title winners up in all cases, promotion from C2 is playoff from 2nd-5th. Playout in Serie C2 for 14-17th. C2/C1 have a Super Cup amongst the winners and runners up.

DazRTaylor
07-06-2012, 11:57
Serie A
Serie B
Serie C1A/B
Serie C2A/B
Serie D.

Title winners up in all cases, playout in Serie C2 for spot above relegation. C2/C1 have a Super Cup amongst the winners and runners up.

When did that change as there used to be three divisions for Serie C2.

Deisler26
07-06-2012, 12:03
When did that change as there used to be three divisions for Serie C2.

Very recently. Maybe even 2010/11?

Deisler26
07-06-2012, 16:53
Question: Do you think that certain leagues become irrevocably linked with certain posters?

Like you think N.I, you think Dafuge. Lower league England, you think Nobby etc etc. Well?

AcidBurn
07-06-2012, 16:56
Question: Do you think that certain leagues become irrevocably linked with certain posters?

Like you think N.I, you think Dafuge. Lower league England, you think Nobby etc etc. Well?

I would agree some leagues instantly remind me of some user MLS rancer, mainly because I bothered him with questions for a long time. When the England national team job comes up I always think of Crouchy.

Deisler26
07-06-2012, 16:57
I would agree some leagues instantly remind me of some user MLS rancer, mainly because I bothered him with questions for a long time. When the England national team job comes up I always think of Crouchy.

See, when I think rancer, I think Far East. MLS is Jason The Yank to me.

Agree on Crouchy.

SnakeXe
07-06-2012, 17:39
Question: Do you think that certain leagues become irrevocably linked with certain posters?

Like you think N.I, you think Dafuge. Lower league England, you think Nobby etc etc. Well?
NI has NepentheZ as well as daf, don't forget. But yes, some leagues/clubs evoke careers I've read on here.

DazRTaylor
07-06-2012, 17:54
Question: Do you think that certain leagues become irrevocably linked with certain posters?

Like you think N.I, you think Dafuge. Lower league England, you think Nobby etc etc. Well?

Yes I do :D

Makoto Nakamura is forever San Marino, for example.

dafuge
07-06-2012, 17:58
Flamers - Iceland and hrbfcrule - Sweden are two that spring to mind.

rancer890
07-06-2012, 20:46
I would agree some leagues instantly remind me of some user MLS rancer, mainly because I bothered him with questions for a long time. When the England national team job comes up I always think of Crouchy.


See, when I think rancer, I think Far East. MLS is Jason The Yank to me.

Agree on Crouchy.

I feel more connected to Asia than MLS tbh, mainly because of my Small Club to Big Club Asian Challenge in CSE. Jason and Cerud are better examples of MLS. I've started in China and Indonesia in previous saves.

Nobby is England with Newcastle Town. Crouchy feels like a weird English/Italian mix. :D

AcidBurn - New Zealand. Because he always starts at Auckland City!
Deisler - Italy because of Calcio
Raware - Hong Kong

There was someone who managed Aberystwyth in Wales in FM11 I think, and IIRC he's American, but I don't remember his username. I think he got quite far and were Champions League challengers every year.

DodgeeD reminds of me of Turkey as well.

rancer890
07-06-2012, 21:01
I might be wrong but I'll try guessing what football club some of the more familiar faces to me support...

AcidBurn - Sunderland
AK22, SRL88 - Liverpool
dafuge - Pompey
Nobby - Newcastle Town, Stoke City
hrbfcrule - Hampton & Richmond Borough? ;)
Raware - Long Eaton, Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest - errr easy one to guess :p
Crouchy - St. Albans, lower league English football in general
DazRTaylor - wild guess but Yeovil!
HotChocolate - Sunderland?
cpfc543 - Crystal Palace
ManUTactician - Manchester United, Galatasaray
cerud - Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Spurs (I think)

I don't know for sure who the likes of deltablue, B.W.G, Matoko, Snake, tomtuck support but you can add on as well.

B.W.G
07-06-2012, 21:33
I'm a Man City fan but you wouldn't know that considering half my time playing outside England :D

Nobby_McDonald
07-06-2012, 21:34
I think support is a loose term for me these days. The last match I attended was Newcastle Town v FC United of Manchester, probably five or six years ago. I didn't even go to the FA Cup Semi Final or Final last season with Stoke.
I certainly want both of those teams to do well above any one else, and I have a soft spot for Billericay Town following my three epic saves with them on CM/FM.

DazRTaylor
07-06-2012, 21:42
DazRTaylor - wild guess but Yeovil!

Spot on mate :thup:

Season ticket holder at Huish Park for over 10 years. I am not from here though I have lived in Yeovil for 17 years of my life. I was born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne so Newcastle are my 'other' team (please note if/when they meet in a game, I want Yeovil to win). :D

AcidBurn
07-06-2012, 21:46
I might be wrong but I'll try guessing what football club some of the more familiar faces to me support...

AcidBurn - Sunderland and Crewe
AK22, SRL88 - Liverpool
dafuge - Pompey
Nobby - Newcastle Town, Stoke City
hrbfcrule - Hampton & Richmond Borough? ;)
Raware - Long Eaton, Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest - errr easy one to guess :p
Crouchy - St. Albans, lower league English football in general
DazRTaylor - wild guess but Yeovil!
HotChocolate - Sunderland?
cpfc543 - Crystal Palace
ManUTactician - Manchester United, Galatasaray
cerud - Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Spurs (I think)

I don't know for sure who the likes of deltablue, B.W.G, Matoko, Snake, tomtuck support but you can add on as well.

Fixed my part.

hrbfcrule
07-06-2012, 22:12
hrbfcrule - Hampton & Richmond Borough? ;) Yep and Chelsea as well

SnakeXe
08-06-2012, 09:03
Newcastle United are my boyhood club, and Bath City my local.

deltablue
08-06-2012, 09:44
Ipswich for me, Barcelona as a strong second.

acidmonkey
08-06-2012, 10:00
Newcastle United are my boyhood club, and Bath City my local.

unfollow on twitter lol

SnakeXe
08-06-2012, 10:27
unfollow on twitter lol
:D

Quite a few mackems on here, aren't there?

DazRTaylor
08-06-2012, 10:28
:D

Quite a few mackems on here, aren't there?

Which just proves not everyone is perfect :D

Deisler26
08-06-2012, 15:40
Mine are Arsenal, Gillingham and Wycombe.

DazRTaylor
08-06-2012, 16:49
Ok, quick question:

Have any of you ever destroyed a keyboard due to FM? As in, you lost your temper and thumped it and the keys went everywhere? I have, ages ago. FM2009 I think it was. I was 3-0 up with 5 minutes to play. And lost 4-3. I went mental. :o

deltablue
08-06-2012, 16:52
Nope, nothing like that.

Raware
09-06-2012, 08:39
I might be wrong but I'll try guessing what football club some of the more familiar faces to me support...Raware - Long Eaton, Nottingham Forest

Spot on! :thup:


I feel more connected to Asia than MLS tbh, mainly because of my Small Club to Big Club Asian Challenge in CSE. Jason and Cerud are better examples of MLS. I've started in China and Indonesia in previous saves.

Nobby is England with Newcastle Town. Crouchy feels like a weird English/Italian mix. :D

AcidBurn - New Zealand. Because he always starts at Auckland City!
Deisler - Italy because of Calcio
Raware - Hong Kong

There was someone who managed Aberystwyth in Wales in FM11 I think, and IIRC he's American, but I don't remember his username. I think he got quite far and were Champions League challengers every year.

DodgeeD reminds of me of Turkey as well.

I feel an Asian save coming on now...;)

Flamers
09-06-2012, 16:37
@delta You from Suffolk then?

deltablue
09-06-2012, 16:52
@delta You from Suffolk then?

I'm not actually.

crouchaldinho
10-06-2012, 19:27
You've got me spot on Rancer! :thup:

Anyway, quick question for you guys.... I know the add/remove leagues feature is somewhat broken when adding leagues, but can you safely remove leagues?

I loaded quite a number of leagues on my career save and although my computer can handle it, I'm thinking of removing a few that I'm unlikely to visit in my career. I just want to speed things up a little bit really.

Any advice?

AcidBurn
10-06-2012, 19:29
I think removing is fine the only reason adding doesn't work is because it swells the database by adding too many crappy players. I have removed a few leagues from my save with no negatives but I would advise saving before hand.

deltablue
10-06-2012, 20:29
Removing is fine, managed to keep the runtime errors at bay in my previous career by removing at least few nations/leagues each year or two, but I could only keep it up for so long which is why I stopped just before they were about to get bad again.

Deisler26
11-06-2012, 15:19
Is there anything sadder than seeing a player in the lowest playable/amateur leagues with an U-21 cap? I know it's only a game, but I feel bad for the guy, imagining what path got him that one cap. Was he a top-flight reject? A player that threatened to make it to the top one season then burnt out? Or was it simply he was the best available on short notice?

crouchaldinho
11-06-2012, 15:19
Thanks for that Delta and AB!

I'm thinking of just removing three or four nations to take my total leagues loaded down. I will probably go from 12 to 8 just to see if I can add some extra speed.

As I'm going to be mainly based in Italy, it seems worthwhile to knock a few leagues off. I do intend to travel after I feel that I've reached a good point in Italy to move away. However, I think by that stage, it's unlikely I'll go to a considerably smaller nation like Sweden, for example. Plus, I might save Sweden for a future one club save!

I think Dafuge had eight nations for his career save on FM11 so that seems like probably a good number to aim for. I don't want to reduce options too much but I just want to speed things up. And I'll try to keep at least one 'wild card' country in there.

I'll have to think carefully though because once they're gone, they're gone!

crouchaldinho
11-06-2012, 15:22
Another quick question: what is the best add-on for step 3 and 4 of the Non-League pyramid these days? Is Uncle Ron's still the most accurate and reliable?

Anyone have any experiences playing with it? Please bear in mind that I am a little over-the-top when it comes to everything being perfect, so even a slight inaccuracy might well upset me!

I'd be interested to hear any feedback as I've been thinking of trying it out at some point on FM12.

Deisler26
11-06-2012, 15:26
Another quick question: what is the best add-on for step 3 and 4 of the Non-League pyramid these days? Is Uncle Ron's still the most accurate and reliable?

Anyone have any experiences playing with it? Please bear in mind that I am a little over-the-top when it comes to everything being perfect, so even a slight inaccuracy might well upset me!

I'd be interested to hear any feedback as I've been thinking of trying it out at some point on FM12.

As far as I understand, but I wouldn't know personally.

AcidBurn
11-06-2012, 19:09
Is there anything sadder than seeing a player in the lowest playable/amateur leagues with an U-21 cap? I know it's only a game, but I feel bad for the guy, imagining what path got him that one cap. Was he a top-flight reject? A player that threatened to make it to the top one season then burnt out? Or was it simply he was the best available on short notice?

Never really thought of that before but it does make you wonder how the player achieved that one cap.

DazRTaylor
11-06-2012, 20:16
What leagues do people struggle with? By struggle I mean not enjoy. In my save, I am currently at Valencia and I am just not having fun so am seriously thinking of resigning at the end of the campaign. What about the rest of you?

AcidBurn
11-06-2012, 20:23
I love managing in Spain. I think the African leagues are least enjoyable for me but I have to play in one to win the African Champions League for my challenge, I usually go to Egypt but it's boring and South Africa is not as enjoyable as I thought it would be.

DazRTaylor
11-06-2012, 20:25
I have to win La Liga and the Champions league with a Spanish club for my challenge but may come back later in the save - there is still plenty for me to do that I will enjoy. :)

AcidBurn
11-06-2012, 20:30
I think Spain is the place I manage most on my non-career forum saves.

DazRTaylor
11-06-2012, 20:38
I think Spain is the place I manage most on my non-career forum saves.

Never really had a long save there as I just don't enjoy it. The lower leagues are an even bigger nightmare to me.

I like the German leagues (and English, obviously!) and could spends years there.

I really want to manage in France but I kept getting turned down for jobs! I won the treble with Arsenal, yet got turned down by both Lyon & Lille! Figure that out.

PaulHartman71
12-06-2012, 01:39
I've not had much luck in Northern Ireland, can't really say I have ever enjoyed managing there.

Deisler26
12-06-2012, 04:07
I've never liked managing in England. Bores me.

rancer890
12-06-2012, 04:32
I hate any league with work permits because it prevents me from signing Canadians with EU second nationality. :mad:

As probably noted before, I like the Asian leagues in addition to MLS. Not everyone's cup of tea but it's a lot of fun to me.

And congratz to the LA Kings for winning the Stanley Cup!

SnakeXe
12-06-2012, 08:02
I would say Brazil - the season is just far, far too long - but there's a lot of fun things about it as well.

crouchaldinho
12-06-2012, 15:22
My favourite league systems are in England and Italy. I've also really enjoyed Germany in the past. Probably the furthest afield and the most different league I've managed in is India and I actually really enjoyed myself there.

I'm quite bad at adjusting to leagues with less European rules or structures, so I guess like Mexico or Argentina and that kind of thing. Although I will have to try those leagues at some point and I have them loaded in my current career save.

It'll frustrate Rancer but I always find the MLS off putting but that's mainly down to my ignorance of the rules and understanding of how the game works. I keep threatening myself with managing there one day and, who knows, I might love it! MLS is loaded in my calcio save, so maybe when I'm tired of winning everything there is to win in Italy (yeah, right!) and looking for a new challenge, I could head out there. Toronto FC sounds like a good club, maybe? :p

One strange thing is that I've never really played in Spain very much either and for some reason Spanish football has never really interested me much.

I can't say I've ever just disliked a league system though but some have definitely caught my imagination less than others. As I'm a lower league type of player in that I like to start at the bottom, I tend to get fed up with leagues with only one or two tiers.

I guess sometimes there are certain nations and leagues that just don't appeal much to both my sense of culture background and my sense of my managerial character. For example, Brazil would seem a strange place to manage for me. I like to play with European style tactics and I'm a pragmatist type of manager, for starters, so I just think Brazil and I wouldn't get on! :D

crouchaldinho
12-06-2012, 15:27
I've never liked managing in England. Bores me.

Does lower league football in England bore you also? Is it just Premier League?

For lower league football, I love England, especially with the FA Cup and FA Trophy. One thing that frustrates me from time to time in other league systems is the lack of cups, especially for lower league teams to compete in!

crouchaldinho
12-06-2012, 15:27
I like the Asian leagues in addition to MLS.

Which Asian leagues would you say are your absolute favourites and why? I'm curious!

Deisler26
12-06-2012, 15:39
Does lower league football in England bore you also? Is it just Premier League?

For lower league football, I love England, especially with the FA Cup and FA Trophy. One thing that frustrates me from time to time in other league systems is the lack of cups, especially for lower league teams to compete in!

Every level of English football bores me in FM. I know all the teams and it seems less real to me to get Salisbury City to the Prem, than it did to get Santarcangelo to Serie A. Weird, I know. Plus I don't want to skip 10+ years to get rid of most of the real-life players.

crouchaldinho
12-06-2012, 16:08
Every level of English football bores me in FM. I know all the teams and it seems less real to me to get Salisbury City to the Prem, than it did to get Santarcangelo to Serie A.

I guess I know what you mean. Less familiarity means your mind is more open to a magical footballing story!


Weird, I know. Plus I don't want to skip 10+ years to get rid of most of the real-life players.

Every thought of starting with fictional players? I might do that some time!

Deisler26
12-06-2012, 16:48
I guess I know what you mean. Less familiarity means your mind is more open to a magical footballing story!



Every thought of starting with fictional players? I might do that some time!

It's not fictional, they're just different names. They still have the same stats!

Flamers
12-06-2012, 17:38
Deisler don't they have some different clubs too?

tomtuck01
12-06-2012, 17:41
I don't know for sure who the likes of deltablue, B.W.G, Matoko, Snake, tomtuck support but you can add on as well.
I'm a Manchester United supporter. I go to just about every game, with the exception of some Champions League away games.

I feel sick with all the success I'm having with City in my save. :(

Flamers
12-06-2012, 17:43
Snake is Newcastle if that helps anyone...

rancer890
12-06-2012, 18:39
It'll frustrate Rancer but I always find the MLS off putting but that's mainly down to my ignorance of the rules and understanding of how the game works. I keep threatening myself with managing there one day and, who knows, I might love it! MLS is loaded in my calcio save, so maybe when I'm tired of winning everything there is to win in Italy (yeah, right!) and looking for a new challenge, I could head out there. Toronto FC sounds like a good club, maybe? :p

From the standpoint of someone who used to only watch North American sports, I would have said buying players with money would be the most ridiculous thing ever. No playoffs to determine a league champion? WTF are you smoking?? But through FM I eventually got used to it. :D

As I keep telling to people, MLS isn't that different than other leagues around the world. It's just a different set of roster rules and transfers. Playoffs aren't best of five or best of seven. It's still a 2 legged aggregate scoreline and whoever scores the most goals win. The pitch is still the same size, the ball is still a sphere, and no a goal does not give you 6 points with the opportunity for an extra point! It's still the same game, and you still have to win.

Maybe perhaps because I've managed in so many different places with different teams, I've gotten used to adapting to different rules and regulations. TFC are always in a mess IRL but in FM the default squad can even make the playoffs.


Which Asian leagues would you say are your absolute favourites and why? I'm curious!

China - I'm Chinese. I have no preference for favourite clubs, although I always liked the Guangdong province clubs (Guangdong Rizhiquan, Guangzhou Evergrande). Also managed Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guo'an.
Hong Kong - Parents from there. I like anyone but South China.
South Korea - The league isn't special but I just know a bunch of Koreans so I just like the K-League. Seongnam, FC Seoul are my favoured ones there.
Indonesia - Lower leagues are fun, since everyone's crap and no money. Usually if you get into the ACL, you usually up against a Chinese club, Korean club, and Japanese club. So it's a great challenge!
Malaysia - Only played there for one season but you're allowed a max of 0 foreigners so you can only sign Malaysians which is quite fun dealing with that :D. Unfortunately I think after a few seasons in the foreigner restriction is relaxed to AFC standards (5 foreigners maximum registered on the squad).

I haven't managed in India, Australia, or Singapore. Mainly because I've been more interested in the Southeast Asia region (so that rules out India and Australia). Also, I'm never going to consider Australia a true 'Asian' nation, because well, they're based in Oceania! Singapore doesn't interest me because there's only one league with the best team consisting of French players (Etoile), and they have satellite teams from other AFC nations (from Chinese club Dalian Shide and a Japanese club). The best team in that country is usually Woodlands.

rancer890
12-06-2012, 18:41
I'm a Manchester United supporter. I go to just about every game, with the exception of some Champions League away games.

I feel sick with all the success I'm having with City in my save. :(

I'm shocked you can manage your city rivals and have to deal with beating up your favourite club every year. :D

Oh, and all this Asian football talk makes me want to start an Asian save........... :o

tomtuck01
12-06-2012, 18:44
I'm shocked you can manage your city rivals and have to deal with beating up your favourite club every year. :D
Don't worry, once I get the Champions League won with then I'll be on my way. Well, after becoming Club World Champions aswell. :cool:

crouchaldinho
12-06-2012, 18:44
Interesting reply Rancer and to your last post I say go for it! ;)

Nobby_McDonald
12-06-2012, 21:30
Another quick question: what is the best add-on for step 3 and 4 of the Non-League pyramid these days? Is Uncle Ron's still the most accurate and reliable?

Anyone have any experiences playing with it? Please bear in mind that I am a little over-the-top when it comes to everything being perfect, so even a slight inaccuracy might well upset me!

I'd be interested to hear any feedback as I've been thinking of trying it out at some point on FM12.

I've not played any others apart from Uncle Ron's but certainly on FM10 and FM11 they were realistic and stable.

crouchaldinho
12-06-2012, 21:30
It's not fictional, they're just different names. They still have the same stats!

Are all of the club legends changed to made up names too then?

To be honest, I forgot how it works, but I'm sure you are right. I remember trying it a few versions back and being able to tell who players were supposed to be. They might have a different nationality or something but the stats would be the same. :D

If it made a proper fictional database - like a whole game of newgens - from the start, that would be pretty good to freshen things up.

crouchaldinho
12-06-2012, 21:32
I've not played any others apart from Uncle Ron's but certainly on FM10 and FM11 they were realistic and stable.

Yeah, I'm sure Uncle Ron's will be stable and realistic etc. He knows his stuff for sure.

I haven't checked out the FM12 one yet but I know the FM10 one was spot on when I checked it out briefly.

Jason the Yank
17-06-2012, 02:45
I would say Brazil - the season is just far, far too long

I feel the same way about the English leagues.

46 games plus cups? Madness.

rancer890
17-06-2012, 03:39
I feel the same way about the English leagues.

46 games plus cups? Madness.

In Belgium, the Championship Group in the top tier makes me feel that I have to win 2 leagues in 1 season to officially become champions....

acidmonkey
18-06-2012, 19:38
slight change of subject.... when i change the view of a screen how do i save that so when i visit the screen again it keeps the view?

snootyjim
19-06-2012, 00:35
You mean when you create the custom ones with different columns?

It seems really arbitrary to me. My players screen always sticks, but the training screen never sticks. Thankfully it's pretty quick to go back to them through the Custom menu.

MeLikeFM
19-06-2012, 22:12
Is it better to link pictures or embed them ?

SnakeXe
19-06-2012, 23:21
Linking saves bandwidth both for your photo hosting account, and for people viewing the page.

Flamers
20-06-2012, 11:07
also links load quicker and dont increase the page length :)

Flamers
20-06-2012, 12:42
For any of you Redditors out there: http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/vbn7z/wip_deep_underground_cavern_base_on_my_smp_server/

Valin
20-06-2012, 22:14
So annoying, want to start a long term career game but cannot decide where to start. Was thinking of trying Uncle Ron's file and starting in England for once but also wondering about somewhere like the Solomon Islands or Papua New Guinea and working around the world from there. I know I want to start at or near the bottom either in terms of leagues in a country (with more than 2 levels) or in terms of international reputation of the league. Anyone have some suggestions on picking a starting point?

Nobby_McDonald
21-06-2012, 22:35
Uncle Ron's for sure.

crouchaldinho
23-06-2012, 19:52
Who are people rooting for tonight? I'm cheering for France.

France have given me many excellent bottles of wine and brandy, Marcel Proust to read, and Zinedine Zidane to admire on the football pitch. :cool:

It's settled. I'm a Frenchman for the night! :D

Deisler26
24-06-2012, 01:57
WTF?? (NOTE: This is for Rancer) Burke actually pulls his head out of his ass and lands JVR? Holy ****!

rancer890
24-06-2012, 03:09
WTF?? (NOTE: This is for Rancer) Burke actually pulls his head out of his ass and lands JVR? Holy ****!

It's been rumoured since the trade deadline. It's a steal if JVR is healthy. He's not a centre but he'll help out in the top 6.

Schenn was eaten alive by the media here, so it was probably best for him to leave. Wilson ruined him as well. Philly gets more depth at D for the loss of Pronger.

cerud
24-06-2012, 04:22
PHilly needs defense after Pronger's head issues. Either that, or it's the day of brothers playing with on another (Stalls and now Shenns)

rancer890
24-06-2012, 04:42
PHilly needs defense after Pronger's head issues. Either that, or it's the day of brothers playing with on another (Stalls and now Shenns)

I read Sheens... :D

AcidBurn
24-06-2012, 09:20
http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/304248-Third-Time-Lucky-Starting-Where-I-Should-Have/page3

Would really appreciate a few opinions from you guys in my thread.

Deisler26
24-06-2012, 16:40
It's been rumoured since the trade deadline. It's a steal if JVR is healthy. He's not a centre but he'll help out in the top 6.

Schenn was eaten alive by the media here, so it was probably best for him to leave. Wilson ruined him as well. Philly gets more depth at D for the loss of Pronger.

He had to go. I'm stunned Kadri hasn't followed him. He's been the biggest waste of talent since I don't know when.

Deisler26
24-06-2012, 16:42
PHilly needs defense after Pronger's head issues. Either that, or it's the day of brothers playing with on another (Stalls and now Shenns)

Philly just needs D. Pittsburgh are looking to be the Miami Heat of the NHL.

DBurns
26-06-2012, 23:48
After reading a few Careers on here, its inspired me to start my own however I've a couple of questions?

- Do all the better careers start with starting at the bottom? The reason I ask is that I never enjoy managing at the low levels?

- Any overly interesting nations to manage in bar the big European leagues?

Thanks for any help

noikeee
27-06-2012, 02:16
After reading a few Careers on here, its inspired me to start my own however I've a couple of questions?

- Do all the better careers start with starting at the bottom? The reason I ask is that I never enjoy managing at the low levels?

The game gets more addicting as you get better players and play at a higher level, but it feels more like a proper career, proper achievements if you start as low as you can. In my current career I only spent one season below a top tier and it felt too rushed, I regret not having proved myself lower than 1 year in the relatively too competitive to start with, Swiss second division.


- Any overly interesting nations to manage in bar the big European leagues?

Thanks for any help

I think that's personal preference really, any league is an interesting challenge in their own way.

SRL88
27-06-2012, 15:03
Noikeee explained that very well.

I have never got as far into an FM save as I have on my career save, and I put that down to the fact that I started unemployed and decided to see where things would take me. I was a little apprehensive at first because I thought I wouldnt get into the save, but that soon changed. I have found it to be very enjoyable having a 'proper' career you could say rather than sticking with one club.

I like to stick a few obscure leagues on as well as you will most likely start there and then move onto the bigger European leagues.

tomtuck01
27-06-2012, 16:40
Completely back up the reply from SRL. :thup:

DBurns
27-06-2012, 17:17
The game gets more addicting as you get better players and play at a higher level, but it feels more like a proper career, proper achievements if you start as low as you can. In my current career I only spent one season below a top tier and it felt too rushed, I regret not having proved myself lower than 1 year in the relatively too competitive to start with, Swiss second division.

I think that's personal preference really, any league is an interesting challenge in their own way.


Noikeee explained that very well.

I have never got as far into an FM save as I have on my career save, and I put that down to the fact that I started unemployed and decided to see where things would take me. I was a little apprehensive at first because I thought I wouldnt get into the save, but that soon changed. I have found it to be very enjoyable having a 'proper' career you could say rather than sticking with one club.

I like to stick a few obscure leagues on as well as you will most likely start there and then move onto the bigger European leagues.


Completely back up the reply from SRL. :thup:

Appreciate the replies, thanks :thup:

SRL88 and tomtuck01, yours were actually two of the careers that influenced me and having read noikeee's career, it only further influenced me. Think I'll get a save loaded up once I get home from work and then football. Again, cheers for the advice and replies.

Cardiovascular
28-06-2012, 13:09
Here's one which has stumped me as I've never had to deal with it before: how do you make the F keys (F5 etc) work with FM? They just correspond to their function on the laptop at the moment. Example being if I want a screenshot, alt + F9 adjusts the volume rather than taking a screenshot?

SnakeXe
28-06-2012, 17:21
Fn+Alt+F9?

Lower Leagues Rule
06-07-2012, 01:25
When did that change as there used to be three divisions for Serie C2.

It dropped to 2 Divisions following the huge amount of clubs excluded at end of 2010/11 due to a bunch of infringements, Match-fixing, administration etc, rather than promoting a large number of Serie D clubs all at the same time they cut the number of sub divisions from 3 to 2, and I think only promoted the normal 9 sides.

DazRTaylor
10-07-2012, 21:13
Ok, this is really winding me up now. I think this is a genuine bug and wonder if anyone else has seen it to.

This first screenshot shows the reputation of all managers in the game. Note I am top.


http://imageshack.us/a/img576/9782/worldmanagers.png

Now look at this screenshot. It proves how highly I am regarded in the game. I am rated the greatest manager of all time.


http://imageshack.us/a/img191/2082/gamecareerhalloffamewor.png

Now the bug. This screenshot shows my application has been rejected by Paris Saint Germain. Yet another French club rejecting me. I have won the World Cup. I have won the Copa America. I have won the European Champions League numerous times. I have won the league in a few countries. The list goes on. Yet this happens time after time. Why?


http://imageshack.us/a/img96/5089/darrentayloroverviewhom.png

acidmonkey
10-07-2012, 21:32
i found that, the big french clubs rejected me out of hand regardless of titles i had won, to get anywhere in France i had to start at a lower side

Lower Leagues Rule
10-07-2012, 21:37
There are a few reasons why I think this could be happening:
1) They think you are too good for their reputation and will end up leaving shortly after.
2) They believe they can't afford you? Your wage demands would be too high.
3) Maybe the French clubs don't want an English Manager,
4) Similar vein is that maybe you have managed a 'rival' and the board don't want to bring you in.
5) They don't like your style? eg Wenger's youth project would be unlikely to be hired by Abrahamovic.
There can be a few reasons why a club might not want to sign the best manager in the game...Think about Sir Alex, would he be hired by Man City? Celtic? Hell even most top European teams probably wouldn't hire him.

But, if you believe it is a bug then post it to the Bugs Forum and see what they say, the above has always been my view on it when a club you believe should hire you says no...

DazRTaylor
10-07-2012, 22:02
There are a few reasons why I think this could be happening:
1) They think you are too good for their reputation and will end up leaving shortly after.
2) They believe they can't afford you? Your wage demands would be too high.
3) Maybe the French clubs don't want an English Manager,
4) Similar vein is that maybe you have managed a 'rival' and the board don't want to bring you in.
5) They don't like your style? eg Wenger's youth project would be unlikely to be hired by Abrahamovic.
There can be a few reasons why a club might not want to sign the best manager in the game...Think about Sir Alex, would he be hired by Man City? Celtic? Hell even most top European teams probably wouldn't hire him.

But, if you believe it is a bug then post it to the Bugs Forum and see what they say, the above has always been my view on it when a club you believe should hire you says no...

It has happened ALL GAME with ALL French sides at ALL levels.

Last time I posted in the bug forum I got pooh poohed and they didn't believe me. So I cant be bothered.

Lower Leagues Rule
10-07-2012, 22:29
It has happened ALL GAME with ALL French sides at ALL levels.

Last time I posted in the bug forum I got pooh poohed and they didn't believe me. So I cant be bothered.

I would be posting something like that, with screenshots, preferably with save games before you apply, once you've applied and after rejection. Because if it is just French sides, and of all levels then maybe it is a bug, if you actually write it up explaining the situation then the actual SI guys are pretty good at giving an explanation, or taking a look into it.

If it is All French sides then there must either be an explanation or it is a bug...

noikeee
11-07-2012, 11:42
This is going to be one of those existential questions when I ask for advice, then ultimately ignore it and make a random decision by myself:

I have a great idea for a career thread, and have gotten more and more excited about it. I've downloaded a ton of custom-made leagues and the idea is to load a very varied amount of them, across every continent, then wander around them with a strict rule to allow me to travel a lot: never stay more than 1 season in a club.

This however would deprive me of one thing I enjoy a lot in FM which is building a squad long-term, and nurturing promising young players. To compensate and make it more interesting, this is going to be a career heavily focused on tactics - trying out different tactical systems in different footballing environments across the globe and adapting them to the available players.

Problem is I don't think I've got the time to juggle this new project alongside my current career. I'm starting to get far into the future (which I enjoy a lot) and finding some success in Serie A with Torino, on the verge of reaching top level. It's been a hugely rewarding season. However I also feel like it's been a bit too quick and easy. The 2nd season I was already in the swiss top tier. It's now the 8th season and I'm already fighting for the italian title, when I should probably still be struggling to get out of the lower leagues. That spoils it a lot for me. If I do the new career I will start at a far more modest point than I did with this.

Might end up scratching the new idea, or scratching the current career, or most likely, keeping both running and see what happens.

deltablue
11-07-2012, 11:56
Multiple careers can cut into each other quite a bit (either that or one being left on the sidelines) so you'll probably have to choose to prioritise one at best, even Civ V (as occasional at best that I play it) can take valuable FM time away like in the past week. I can easily see a '1 season at a club' thing being problematic before too long as you'll often want to stay, though it probably would work well for a while if you make it a tactics-based on.

noikeee
11-07-2012, 12:58
I know, it's unrealistic to think I'd have time for both but will probably start the career anyway, then will see which I get bored with the most.

Karnage94
11-07-2012, 19:51
I would love to do a Journeyman style career and document it but I am hampered by my laptop's performance and loading any more than a few leagues is a nightmare to play through. The idea that I have is similar to what noikeee is looking to do however instead of restricting myself to one season, I'd go for 1 contract. Once I sign, whether it's 1 or 5 years, that's how long I stay. I won't take another job until my contract runs out. This will mean I have to be careful when I sign to make sure I know what I want out of that stint. If it's to raise my own profile then say 2 years max and if I want to try build a dominant force then I might go for 5 years (if I can).

SnakeXe
11-07-2012, 23:51
On FM11 I did a few seasons on a career with a similar sort of idea (based on Bela Guttmann's theory that the third season at a club was when everything starts to go wrong), but I didn't really get into it and only kept it going as long as I did because I felt obligated to continue the thread. Went back to my one-club save with Messina in the end. Enjoying the journeyman save I did this time much more, because it's freer.

It's Minecraft eating my FM time for me though!

Jason the Yank
13-07-2012, 01:56
The New York Cosmos are officially back. http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=2779

Just need FM 14 to extend the US file to the second division. :D