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MeLikeFM
27-12-2009, 14:08
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/2113/student.jpg


10.2.
Semi-Pro.
Unemployed.

I would like to think that I will experience both Loser and Legend in this game. Other than success, my other goal is learning many languages.

Bring it on.


Egypt ( premier league )
South Africa ( first division )
Japan ( nihon league 2 )
South Korea ( k-league )
England ( blue square prem )
Italy ( serie b )
Ireland ( first division )
Spain ( liga bbva )
Australia ( a -league )
Argentina ( premier division )
Brazil ( first division )

19 leagues 11 nations.

MeLikeFM
27-12-2009, 14:25
First job. 8-7-09. Cork City.

I would post backround info but does anyone read it ? I dont.

The team were 3rd in the Irish Premier Division whe I took over but finances werent great. One of my first actions was to sell star midfielder Joe Gamble for 500k. Good player but better money.

July

Derry (A) 2-1
Shamrock Rovers (H) 3-2
Drogheda (A) 3-0
Galway (A) 1-2
Sligo (H) 3-1

Good month which left me top of the league although not in reality as Bohs had 3 games in hand. Galway done me with a 4-1-4-1 and they deserved their win.

WH
27-12-2009, 16:09
Good luck mate :thup:

What's the expectation level like at Cork City?

Also when does the Irish season run? If I remember rightly they are half way through by the time The British Leagues start. When playing in N.Ireland I always struggled against teams from the ROI in the all Ireland Cup because my players were not match fit and still playing the pre season friendlies, while the Irish teams were well into their season and firing on all cylinders.

MeLikeFM
27-12-2009, 23:02
Good luck mate :thup:

What's the expectation level like at Cork City?

Also when does the Irish season run? If I remember rightly they are half way through by the time The British Leagues start. When playing in N.Ireland I always struggled against teams from the ROI in the all Ireland Cup because my players were not match fit and still playing the pre season friendlies, while the Irish teams were well into their season and firing on all cylinders.

March - November.

Cork are a title challenger or continental places team.

MeLikeFM
27-12-2009, 23:55
AUGUST

Dundalk (A) 0-1
Wexford (H) 1-0 FAI CUP
Drogheda (H) 3-0
St Pats (A) 1-1 SETANTA CUP

Good month, I dont care about the Setanta Cup really. Would have liked to beaten Wexford by more with them being in the 1st but ah well.

SEPTEMBER

St Pats (H) 3-1
Galway (H) 1-0
Derry (H) 2-0
Kildare (H) 1-0 FAI CUP ( Q-F )
Bohs (H) 1-2

I enjoyed beating Galway but they played well again. In the cup semi with a win over another team from the division below. Losing to Bohs has hurt our title push and also showed how much of a better side they are, they really blew us away but I was still hurt by their last minute winner after us equalising in the 85th.

OCTOBER

Linfield (H) 2-1 SETANTA CUP
Bray (A) 2-1
Rovers (A) 1-1
Waterford (A) 1-1 FAI CUP ( S-F )
Bohs (A) 0-2
Waterford (H) 4-2 FAI CUP ( S-F REP )
Sligo (A) 1-0

Title challenge effectively ended with another defeat to Bohs but I was happy to qualify for the cup final even if I did need a replay against our 1st division opponents.

NOVEMBER

Pats (H) 2-1 SETANTA CUP
Drogheda (A) 3-2
Dundalk (H) 3-1
Derry (A) 1-1

Galway (N) 1-0 FAI CUP FINAL

Bohs won the league but second is great. Delighted with the cup win.

A couple of days after our cup win I resigned as Cork boss. Alot of players were leaving on Bosmans and I didnt feel the resources were there to improve the side so I went out a winner.

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp91/ryan0908/09LEAGUE.png

Nobby_McDonald
28-12-2009, 00:02
Cork City on a Sunday League reputation?!

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 00:10
BTW, I am writing this behind time. Im in July 10 now and should be fully updated tomorow.

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 00:12
Cork City on a Sunday League reputation?!

You do know they hired Roddy ( affectionatly known as Shoddy ) Collins irl and their chairmen has just been banned from football for 12months.

I was surprised too but I wouldnt put it past Coughlan to hire any randomer if he applied, sure there is a team in Malta who think Collins is their manager and they didnt know anything about him getting the Cork job.

Basket Case. Best way of describing that club.

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 14:05
I left on the 29-11-09 and picked up a new job on the 28-12-09 but it was with Australian Institute of Sport a team
playing in the Australian Youth League against the youth teams of A-League sides.
I didnt want to be there but was thinking that this would be a good chance to win a league. I was only allowed sign U-21's. When doing my fixtures all my opponents are youth sides and not the real team.

JANUARY

Adelaide (H) 1-0
Melbourne (A) 0-2
Perth (A) 0-0
Newcastle (H) 0-0
Central Coast Marines (A) 1-0

I tried playing a wierd 3-4-3 Diamond. Mixed results.

FEBRUARY

Brisbane (A) 2-1
Sydney (H) 1-1

I resigned 29-6-10. Bit of a stupid team.

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 14:28
:(

I just checked my past experience and it says Semi-pro. I am almost certain I put in Sunday
League.

Could it be because I didnt load many low leagues ?

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 14:32
I joined Dover of the Blue Square Premier on the 30-6-10

Looking forward to it. I will work hard here to improve my regional rep so I can finally move up the ladder instead of down.

Nobby_McDonald
28-12-2009, 16:35
More jobs than somebody who is attached to a temping agency.

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 17:36
More jobs than somebody who is attached to a temping agency.

I know, I badly need to settle :D

acidmonkey
28-12-2009, 17:59
good luck setteling into a job mate

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 19:53
AUGUST

Rushden (H) 0-4
Wrexham (H) 2-2
York (A) 0-3
Oxford (A) 0-2
Newport (H) 0-0
Luton (A) 0-1

Terrible start with down the bottom, its gonna be a long season

SEPTEMBER

Cambridge (H) 0-4
Woking (A) 0-2
Accrington (H) 1-2
Wimbledon (A) 1-3
Kidderminster (H) 1-2
Barnet (A) 0-1

I just dont understand, I signed alot of players in the summer, all highly reccomended, now my ass man doesnt rate them. This is a nightmare.

OCTOBER

Eastbourne Boro (H) 1-4
Nortwich (A) 0-0
Grays (H) 0-2
Ebbsfleet (A) 0-2
Clevedon (A) 0-1 FA CUP 4TH RD QUAL
Tamworth (H) 2-0

No comment. Tamworth is our first win of the season.

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 19:54
good luck setteling into a job mate

I'll need it too, I doubt its gonna be at Dover though :( :mad:

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 20:58
NOVEMBER

Gateshead (A) 1-3
Crawley (H) 0-2
Hay & Yead (A) 0-2
Barrow (A) 0-3
Stevenage (H) 0-1

Tried a 4-6-0 after Gateshead but this is bad now, still 23th and am out of ideas. Will go back to the tactical drawing board now and attempt a simple solid 4-4-2 to hopefully keep us up.

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 22:05
DECEMBER

Kettering (A) 0-1
Soham (H) 0-1 FA TROPHY 1st ROUND
Wrexham (A) 2-5
Oxford (H) 0-1

Have gone back to the drawing board with a simple 4-4-2 this month. The FA Trophy defeat was a horrible embarrasment but I was happy with the fight we put up against Wrexham, who are a good side. Same against Oxford but I am beggining to feel that survival is beyond us now.

iacovone
28-12-2009, 23:24
Keep tinkering, you'll find a balance that's right. Either that or you may have just signed some dreadful players ;)!

MeLikeFM
28-12-2009, 23:36
Keep tinkering, you'll find a balance that's right. Either that or you may have just signed some dreadful players ;)!

Seeing as your about, what do you think of my style and stuff ?

iacovone
28-12-2009, 23:51
I like it. Personally I find it easier to read than say an update that has a description of every match and how it went. That is a little too much for me to read.

Of course this may have been your intention had you not lost every game :p

MeLikeFM
29-12-2009, 00:11
I like it. Personally I find it easier to read than say an update that has a description of every match and how it went. That is a little too much for me to read.

Of course this may have been your intention had you not lost every game :p

Personally, I tend not to read the reports and just the results so thats why I do it :D

Not laziness............................. :rolleyes:

MeLikeFM
29-12-2009, 00:28
JANUARY

York (H) 1-2
Rushden (A) 0-2
Newport (A) 0-1
Luton (H) 0-2
Cambridge (A) 0-4
Woking (H) 0-0


Defeat against Newport ends our hopes of survival realistically. At 1 nil down we get 3 men sent of in the 10 minute before h-t, obviously the floodgates opened. The draw against Woking at least stopped the losing streak but does'nt do alot for us.
I am the new Pakistan manager which is cool as one of my first signings for Dover is a Pakistani. He along with the other 2 that got sent off were fined 2 weeks wages, cue mass hysteria and protest accross the squad, feck off. Resignation time ?

iacovone
29-12-2009, 00:39
Could well be! Always better to jump than be pushed imo. I've experienced both so I should know :rolleyes:. It took me 2/3rds of a year to get a job after the sack. 1/3rd after a resignation. You know what to do :cool:

MeLikeFM
29-12-2009, 00:44
Could well be! Always better to jump than be pushed imo. I've experienced both so I should know :rolleyes:. It took me 2/3rds of a year to get a job after the sack. 1/3rd after a resignation. You know what to do :cool:

To thank you for your support, I will take your advice :thup:

MeLikeFM
29-12-2009, 00:46
On the 2-2-11 I resigned as manager of Dover Athletic with us sitting 24th with 7 points, 22 from safety.

Newly promoted but still a horrible performance from me.

Sorry Dover.

At least I can concentrate on Pakistan now.

MeLikeFM
29-12-2009, 01:16
And I close FM on 6-4-11 with an offer on the table from Galway United after Bohs stole their manager. They are 4th in the league with good form. Decisions.
What do people think ?

Also, I hate my title, any suggestions ?

iacovone
29-12-2009, 02:20
Take all you can get at this stage ;)

MeLikeFM
29-12-2009, 02:24
Take all you can get at this stage ;)

Well put :D

Nobby_McDonald
29-12-2009, 22:33
More jobs than a whole temping agency.

MeLikeFM
30-12-2009, 20:13
I accept Galway's offer and look forward to working with some of the quality players in their squad, they dont look great up front but anyway i'll be aiming for 4th and with a good start before I took over it is achievable.

APRIL

Dundalk (H) 5-0
Bray (H) 2-0
Pats (A) 1-5
Pats (A) 0-2 SETANTA CUP S-F 2ND LEG
Derry (H) 2-1
Bohs (H) 0-3

What a start as we destroy Dundalk but then Pats send us crashing back to reality, luckily we were 3-0 up from the 1st leg so are in the final :D.

MAY

Kerry (H) 3-0 LEAGUE CUP 2nd ROUND
Drogheda (A) 0-0
Cork (N) 0-0p SETANTA CUP FINAL
Cork (A) 0-0
St. Mary's 5-0 FAI CUP
Rovers (H) 3-1
Sligo (A) 2-1

Devastated to lose to Cork on penos, seeing as a couple of their scorers were signings that I had arranged, other than that though it was a good month

Nobby_McDonald
30-12-2009, 20:58
So... which club next?

MeLikeFM
30-12-2009, 21:35
So... which club next?

Coming soon, I have played abit further into the game, to give you time to come up eith a more jobs than a .......... line :D


Maybe you could come up with a cunning title for me ?

MeLikeFM
30-12-2009, 21:48
JUNE

Bray (A) 1-2
Dundalk (A) 2-2
Cork (H) 1-4
Pats (H) 1-1
Derry (A) 2-1
Limerick (A) 0-1 LEAGUE CUP Q-F

Bad month tbh, Limerick are a league below so that hurt and one win a month just is not good enough.

JULY

Bohs (A) 1-1
Drogheda (H) 1-1
Sligo (H) 1-0
Rovers (A) 0-1
Dundalk (H) 0-1

Not great again, lack of goals is annoying and I have had some trialists too but most have been *****.

MeLikeFM
30-12-2009, 22:37
AUGUST

Pats (A) 1-1
Bray (H) 2-1
Cork (A) 2-6
Monaghan (H) 1-2 FAI CUP 3rd ROUND

Went for it against Cork when we went behind and it got messy. Made a mistake in holidaying the Cup game.

SEPTEMBER

Drogheda (A) 0-4
Bohs (H) 1-1
Crusaders (A) 0-0 SETANTA CUP GROUP A
Rovers (H) 1-3
Dundalk (A) 3-1

*****.

OCTOBER

Portadown (H) 1-1 SETANTA CUP GROUP A
Sligo (A) 0-3
Pats (H) 4-4
Derry (H) 0-1
Bray (A) 0-3

Comeback from 1-4 down with Pats but mainly just more *****.

NOVEMBER

Cork (H) 2-0
Derry (A) 3-0

Good end but slightly meaningless as we finsh a disapointing 6th and I walk away again.

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp91/ryan0908/11LEAGUE.png

I became Ghana U20 manager on the 16-10-11 following my resignation from Pakistan on the 24-7-11 after I learned Urdu. I have yet to play an international match :)

MeLikeFM
30-12-2009, 23:17
I was appointed manager of Fukuyama UTD on the 16-4-2012. Currently second last in Japan's second tier. Wish me luck.

No new languages yet from my Ghana job, will probably resign once I have one learnt.

iacovone
30-12-2009, 23:34
This career's going well ;)

Just keep wracking up the languages and you'll be an asset to someone :D

MeLikeFM
30-12-2009, 23:35
This career's going well ;)

Just keep wracking up the languages and you'll be an asset to someone :D

Gotta love this teams name though at least :D

MeLikeFM
31-12-2009, 00:55
APRIL

Hamamatsu Rafale (H) 1-0
Utsunomiya Valentia (H) 2-1
Ome Asteroids (A) 0-1

I took over mid month. I doubled the hooneymoon period I got with Galway but was hit by Ome and was very disapointed. Squad is ***** and have to play a DC up front. I have scouted most Japanese free agents and nothing there. We should stay up though with only one relagation spot and us up in 14th now. Wish me luck lads, you know I need it

WH
31-12-2009, 01:21
How about this title, like an advert in a shop window. ;)


http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/2113/student.jpg

MeLikeFM
31-12-2009, 01:22
Have one ! " These boots are made for walking "

My frequent resignations and 7 posts in 3 years.

Thoughts people ?

Didnt see yours WH, gimme a sec

MeLikeFM
31-12-2009, 01:23
How about this title, like an advert in a shop window. ;)


http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/2113/student.jpg

Would you mind if I stole that for the OP ?

WH
31-12-2009, 01:25
no problem, just right click and save as. :thup:

iacovone
31-12-2009, 01:59
Have one ! " These boots are made for walking "

My frequent resignations and 7 posts in 3 years.

Thoughts people ?

That's pretty good actually :thup:

MeLikeFM
31-12-2009, 03:18
Ok, one more update tonight.

MAY

Sapporo Mythos (H) 1-2
Mitaka Discovery (H) 3-0
FC Gifu (A) 1-1
Fukuoka Blaze (H) 3-3
Sendai Lumiere (H) 1-0
Lynx Matsuyama (A) 0-1
Higashiosaka Rosa (H) 1-0

Busy month for us and quite mixed. Were hovering below mid-table but not in relagation trouble. Finances are not a problem but i dont really want to spend money. The last manager bought too many foreigners when only 5 can be registered which meant I have had to sell alot of talented players.

TheMister
31-12-2009, 14:52
I like the addition to the OP :thup:

MeLikeFM
31-12-2009, 15:05
I like the addition to the OP :thup:

All WH :thup:

rancer890
31-12-2009, 16:31
Having not been on the forums since Christmas, I would say after reading this career, it's been very interesting. Keep it up. :D

Can you learn Irish in this game?

MeLikeFM
31-12-2009, 16:48
Having not been on the forums since Christmas, I would say after reading this career, it's been very interesting. Keep it up. :D

Can you learn Irish in this game?

No, it isnt a language in the game :(


This is probably why tbf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA0a62wmd1A)

MeLikeFM
31-12-2009, 18:51
JUNE

Niigata Unicorn (A) 0-0
Sakai FC (H) 0-2
Kataller (H) 1-0
Hakodate Raiders (A) 2-1
Kawasaki Plaisir (A) 1-1
Kitakyusyu Blanco (H) 2-0
Hamamatsu Rafale (A) 0-2

51 GAMES, 51 !!!!!!!!!!!. Bummer. My 17 man squad will be destroyed this league and fatigue is already setting in. It also means promotion could be on the cards if we put a run together, we can also go down if we collapse. Average month this but I like it here, I could have settled if it wasnt for 51 game league seasons, feck that.

Nobby_McDonald
02-01-2010, 00:13
More jobs than in a job centre.

MeLikeFM
02-01-2010, 00:31
JULY

Sagawa Shiga (H) 0-1
Utsunomiya Valentia (A) 3-1
Ome Asteroids (H) 1-1
Sapporo Mythos (A) 0-0
FC Gifu (H) 0-0

We are really lacking up front and are also not creating anything at all

AUGUST

Mitaka Discovery FC (A) 0-1
Fukuoka Blaze (A) 0-0
Sendai Lumiere FC (A) 1-1
Lynx Matsuyama (H) 0-0
Higashiosaka Rosa (A) 2-0

Another dry month in front of goal, good win at the end though

SEPTEMBER

Niigata Unicorn (H) 0-2
Sakai FC (A) 1-0
Kataller (A) 0-1

Not many games this month and again we struggle, Sakai are top though so it was a good win

OCTOBER

Kawasaki Plaisir (H) 1-2
Hakodate Raiders (H) 1-1
Ome Asteroids (H) 1-0 EMPEROR'S CUP 3rd ROUND
Kitakyusyu Blanco (A) 1-2
Hamamatsu Rafale (H) 1-4
Sagawa Shiga (A) 1-3

Horrible month with the only positive that we progress in the cup.

NOVEMBER

Saitama UTD (A) 0-3 EMPEROR'S CUP 4th ROUND
Utsunomiya Valentia (H) 3-1
Ome Asteroids (A) 1-5
Sapporo Mythos (H) 0-1
Fukuoka Blaze (H) 0-1

Shows our inconsistency tbh

DECEMBER

Mitaka Discovery FC (H) 0-1
FC Gifu (A) 1-1

Finally its over, I will stay for now but this team is going nowhere. We finish 14th.

iacovone
02-01-2010, 00:44
Time to find a new language to learn then! South America is calling I reckon

MeLikeFM
02-01-2010, 00:46
Time to find a new language to learn then! South America is calling I reckon

I still havent learned Japenese or whatever language they speak in Ghana :(

Do people want any screenies of anything ?

iacovone
02-01-2010, 00:51
Nope I'm ok for screenies. I only know basic Korean, think the far eastern languages are a little trickier than your french and german. Would have though Ghana would be either French or English. I'm hoping to pick up French whilst at Cameroon but unfortunately don't look able to learn Afrikaans :D

MeLikeFM
02-01-2010, 01:10
Nope I'm ok for screenies. I only know basic Korean, think the far eastern languages are a little trickier than your french and german. Would have though Ghana would be either French or English. I'm hoping to pick up French whilst at Cameroon but unfortunately don't look able to learn Afrikaans :D

I think it might be linked to knowledge ?

WH
02-01-2010, 15:27
As mentioned in your last 2 updates. "too many games, feck that" and "this team is going nowhere" I can't see you stopping long now. Where do you think your travels will take you next?

MeLikeFM
02-01-2010, 21:44
As mentioned in your last 2 updates. "too many games, feck that" and "this team is going nowhere" I can't see you stopping long now. Where do you think your travels will take you next?

Dunno, I wanna leArn Japanese and then any job open I will tAake tbh

Also, nice to see my career has earned me a few votes in BOTU, thanks :cool:

MeLikeFM
03-01-2010, 02:15
MARCH

Hakodate Raiders (H) 1-0
Hamamatsu Rafale (H) 0-1
Kitakyusyu Blanco (A) 1-1
Okayama FC (A) 1-1
Hig ashiosaka Rosa (H) 0-1
Lynx Matsuyama (A) 4-6

No senior goalie after our only one, and a good one at that, broke his leg, only late in the month did I bring in a replacement, who I have only seen can only play after July because he has played for 3 teams, the youth lad will have to do. He wasnt bad until Lynx were I went for it after going 2 down early and nearly got them.

APRIL

Sapporo Mythos (A) 1-0
Galeos Kagoshima (H) 1-2
FC Gifu (A) 2-6
Mitaka Discovery FC (A) 2-2
Kawaguchi Riccio (H) 1-1
Giravanz (H) 3-0
Sendai Lumiere FC 0-2

Holidayed the month after a horrible start at Gifu, so fustrating. I have learned Japanese now so I might walk. In the meantime I will keep holidaying matches as I cant take it anymore, im getting itchy feet lads

iacovone
03-01-2010, 02:35
Your commitment to management is a shining example to us all :p

MeLikeFM
03-01-2010, 02:38
Your commitment to management is a shining example to us all :p

Im disapointed in you, you have begun to achieve some success and have now left me as the player here :(

But still I chug on :cool:

Cardiovascular
03-01-2010, 02:51
What an odd phrase.

MeLikeFM
03-01-2010, 02:58
What an odd phrase.

Which one ?

MeLikeFM
03-01-2010, 03:25
Big news to come tomorow when I update.

I give you one guess for what it will be ;)

Cardiovascular
03-01-2010, 12:06
The chugging phrase.

iacovone
03-01-2010, 14:02
I agree, very odd phrase!

I wouldn't say I've become successful, remember this is the South African league :p!

MeLikeFM
03-01-2010, 18:39
MAY

Sagawa Shiga (H) 5-1
Kawasaki Plaisir (H) 2-1
Fukuoka Blaze (A) 1-0
Kataller (A) 1-2
Hamamatsu Rafale (A) 2-3
Kitakyusyu Blanco (H) 4-1
Hakodate Raiders (A) 2-1

Again mainly holidayed as I am now job hunting, some good wins though.

JUNE

Okayama FC (H) 2-2
Higashiosaka Rosa (A) 3-2
Sapporo Mythos (H) 2-1
Galeos Kagoshima (A) 0-2
Lynx Matsuyama (H) 4-1

Okay month.

On the 20-6-2013 I was approached by Asmant El-Suweis of the Egyptian Premier League. I accepted. I am content as I believe I left Fukuyama better than when I arrived, they sit 7th when I leave. Beofre that though I took the Indonesia national job on the 9-6-2013. I played one match already, a 1-4 defeat to New Zealand but I didnt know about it.

Nobby_McDonald
04-01-2010, 00:02
More clubs than in my golf bag.

Cardiovascular
04-01-2010, 00:05
Why are you holidaying? That would really ruin the enjoyment for me.

iacovone
04-01-2010, 00:07
He's in it for languages only I think

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 00:10
More clubs than in my golf bag.

When are you gonna run out of comparisons Nobby ?:D

Nobby_McDonald
04-01-2010, 00:10
I never holiday when at a club, even in close season which in all honesty, is fu*king boring.

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 00:11
Why are you holidaying? That would really ruin the enjoyment for me.

Just get ****ed off basically.

Cardiovascular
04-01-2010, 00:12
He's in it for languages only I think

A bit boring is it not? That's like buying a cake and eating only the icing. Except you paid 29.99 for it. And you don't actually get anything from it.

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 00:17
AUGUST

Assyut Petrol (A) 0-5
Aluminium (H) 0-5

SEPTEMBER

Al-Ahly (A) 0-9
Mokawloon (H) 0-3
Ittihad (H) 1-2

OCTOBER

Tersana (A) 0-1
Al-Gaish (H) 0-1

Right, your not getting monthly reports because they are self-explanatory tbh. This is a joke and I will more than likely resign now. Load of crap. I know they are newly promoted but come on. I cant even be arse sticking around to learn the language because this is just disgraceful.

iacovone
04-01-2010, 00:22
C'mon its not that bad. 1 goal in 7 games. 26 conceded. :eek:

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 00:23
C'mon its not that bad. 1 goal in 7 games. 26 conceded. :eek:

Will prob stay to win a point if we do before the end of the season that is.

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 16:17
NOVEMBER

Al-Masry (A) 0-2
Zamalek (A) 0-2
Mansoura (H) 1-2
ENPPI (H) 0-5
Ismaily (A) 0-1

I thought we were improving before the thrashing to ENPPI, I cant leave his team without a point.

Saxonaitor
04-01-2010, 16:21
Major Contender for "Fail of the Year" right here Ladies and Gentlemen :D

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 16:38
INDONESIA

Turkmenistan (H) 1-0
U.A.E (H) 1-2

Both games were in the Asian Cup Quals in which I am unlikely to qualify for. We gave UAE a good game though.

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 17:07
DECEMBER

El Gouna (H) 0-2
Ghazl Al-Mehalla (A) 0-3
Assyut Petrol (H) 0-2
Al-Mareekh (H) 0-1 EGYPTIAN CUP 1st ROUND

The month started with a disapointing defeat to the team in second last and ended with a defeat to a non-league side in the cup.

iacovone
04-01-2010, 18:52
Defeat to non-league opposition and still not a point in sight...I think you know what time it is MeLikeFM ;)

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 18:54
Defeat to non-league opposition and still not a point in sight...I think you know what time it is MeLikeFM ;)

I know but I don want to leave without a point :( Looks like I may have no choice..

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 19:00
JANUARY

Aluminium (A) 0-2
Haras El-Hodoud (H) 0-2

FEBRUARY

Al-Ahly (H) 0-2
Mokawloon (A) 0-2

See a pattern ? We usually hold on until h-t nowadays but slump to defeat eventually.

I resign on the 27-2-2014. Worse than Dover


I am still Indonesia manager but will resign after my next match as it is the final in our group and we wont qualify

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 19:19
INDONESIA

Bahrain (A) 0-3
Turkmenistan (A) 2-1

The Bahrain game was in January and it was a tough game but I went out with a high with a good come from behind win away at Turkmenistan. I enjoyed my couple of games at the helm and improved the ranking. Job done.

Nobby_McDonald
04-01-2010, 19:25
When are you gonna run out of comparisons Nobby ?:D

Keep moving and we'll see. :D

Nobby_McDonald
04-01-2010, 19:26
As you've resigned and in anticaption of your next club...

More clubs than in a pack of cards.

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 19:27
Keep moving and we'll see. :D

6 clubs 3 nations :cool:

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 19:28
As you've resigned and in anticaption of your next club...

More clubs than in a pack of cards.

Ohhhhh, thats a good one :thup:

No new job yet though :(

Nobby_McDonald
04-01-2010, 19:29
Wait until you move again. I'll use the one I was originally going to just, but I decided to save it for the next one...

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 20:01
Wait until you move again. I'll use the one I was originally going to just, but I decided to save it for the next one...

June and still jobless :(

Cardiovascular
04-01-2010, 20:04
More clubs than Barney Rubble.

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 20:06
Just been offered a job in J-League-2, the 51 game season league, dont know if I wanna go back there, Thoughts ?

iacovone
04-01-2010, 20:11
Should take whatever you can get tbh, you've had a diabolically bad career so far :p

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 20:13
Should take whatever you can get tbh, you've had a diabolically bad career so far :p

Its a short contract and on 2,100 a week so I think ill accept :D

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 20:26
Its a short contract and on 2,100 a week so I think ill accept :D

After looking around he club and seeing they had no staff and not enough eligibke or fit players for a full eleven, I resigned after 3 days. My mistake for not doing that stuff before accepting the contract.

dankrzyz
04-01-2010, 20:31
I actually prefer a club with no staff and few players... gives me the opportunity to hire who I want, not rely on poor choices of the recently fired manager.

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 20:38
I actually prefer a club with no staff and few players... gives me the opportunity to hire who I want, not rely on poor choices of the recently fired manager.

Not mid-season though . . . . .

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 21:28
5-10-2014 Crawley Town BSP

And to think I was about to pack it in.

ssestig
04-01-2010, 21:39
More success is on the way mate. I feel it.

acidmonkey
04-01-2010, 21:47
good luck hopefully you will stay a decent amount of time :)

MeLikeFM
04-01-2010, 23:06
More success is on the way mate. I feel it.


good luck hopefully you will stay a decent amount of time :)

Thanks lads, means alot :thup:

MeLikeFM
05-01-2010, 20:36
Gah, have a massive update to do now ( i think anyway ). Gonna be effort as it isnt a happy ending as usual.

MeLikeFM
05-01-2010, 21:11
OCTOBER

Chester (H) 0-0
Newport Co (A) 0-1
Dag & Red (H) 2-3
Hayes & Yeading (A) 1-4
Basingstoke (A) 3-0 FA CUP 4th ROUND QUAL.

Uggh, not liking it here, morale in the *******.

NOVEMBER

Barrow (H) 0-0
Altrincham (A) 0-1
Colchester (A) 1-2 FA CUP 1st ROUND
Dover (H) 3-0
Darlington (A) 1-1
Morecambe (H) 1-1
Hereford (H) 1-2

Still not liking it here, morale is still in the ******* but we beat Dover, felt good.

DECEMBER

Wrexham (A) 0-4
Salisbury (A) 2-3 FA TROPHY 1st ROUND
Grays (A) 1-3

Resigned on the last day of 2014 in disgust at the recent form. This could be the end of my career. My rep is now back at Regional.

Cardiovascular
05-01-2010, 21:17
Are you using a 0-5-5?

MeLikeFM
05-01-2010, 21:19
Two offers on the table. 18-5-2015.

Darlington - TB = 0 WB = 9K MY WAGE = 500 - BSP

Higashiosaka Rosa - TB = 7,250,000 WB = 110K MY WAGE = 2,400 - J-L-2

Thoughts ?

MeLikeFM
05-01-2010, 21:21
Are you using a 0-5-5?

Nope, always quite a defensive system, rigid. In my last match I even went 4-4-0 after 2 men were sent off. I was one nil up.

Playing Style Cautious according to FM.

dankrzyz
05-01-2010, 21:35
I've always had a soft spot for Darlington, as I had my first great career game with them, but without a transfer budget, things are less interesting than they would be with H-Rosa.

Nobby_McDonald
06-01-2010, 01:08
3 days? That is ridiculous! :D

More clubs than at a caveman convention.

MeLikeFM
06-01-2010, 11:58
As Im sure you guessed I accepted the offer of Higashiosaka Rosa so am back in the 51 game league season.

MAY

Hakodate Raiders (H) 2-3
Ballena Shizuoka (A) 0-3
Fukuyama UTD (H) 1-2

There is money to spend and boy will I need it. The squad has probably more foreigners than Japanese but I cant even find any natives to spend my money on. We took the lead in both games we scored in. It hurt to lose to former club Fukuyama on TV.

acidmonkey
06-01-2010, 12:17
good luck in japan mate, best way to go i feel when you need x amount of the nationality is buy the national players first (in your case japanese) then use Fgn guys to add quality to the places there is none, good luck with japan though hopefully you will finally get some success :)

MeLikeFM
06-01-2010, 12:24
good luck in japan mate, best way to go i feel when you need x amount of the nationality is buy the national players first (in your case japanese) then use Fgn guys to add quality to the places there is none, good luck with japan though hopefully you will finally get some success :)

Y that is the plan but there seems to be a sever lack of quality in Japan. I was sifting through the transfer page of the top league and I recognise some of the players as lads I have just scouted and are only 2 or 3 stars.

I dont think I am capable of attracting the top tier of players but will need to just get through this season and then reasses my squad.

iacovone
06-01-2010, 12:58
Good luck :thup:. Its just struck me that a 51 game season is very odd? Literally very odd. Why is it 51 and not 50?

MeLikeFM
06-01-2010, 13:10
Good luck :thup:. Its just struck me that a 51 game season is very odd? Literally very odd. Why is it 51 and not 50?

18 teams. Play each teams 3 times.

Bunch of Freaks.

iacovone
06-01-2010, 13:23
That's very weird. So potentially you could face the top 6 teams away twice a season and at home just once? What a silly idea that is

MeLikeFM
06-01-2010, 13:37
That's very weird. So potentially you could face the top 6 teams away twice a season and at home just once? What a silly idea that is

I know. The previous manager has left me with the burden of many foreigners and two to come in at the end of the season :mad: Trying to shift them at the minute :thdn:

Update shortly.

MeLikeFM
06-01-2010, 13:59
I know. The previous manager has left me with the burden of many foreigners and two to come in at the end of the season :mad: Trying to shift them at the minute :thdn:

Update shortly.

Scratch that, they just arrived in July.

MeLikeFM
06-01-2010, 14:04
JUNE

Funabashi Bandits (A) 2-3
Sting Chiba (H) 1-3
Ome Asteroids (A) 1-0
Mitaka Discovery FC (H) 0-2
Utsunomiya Valentia (A) 0-1
FC Gifu (H) 4-2
Sagamihara Topolino (A) 2-2

Month started badly but picked up with a win against Ome, the 3 day club. We were 4-0 up against Gifu and had they clawed themselves back into it I would have collapsed into a blubbering wreck. A great comeback from 2 down finished off the month. July started with two unwanted arrivals but I have cleared a few foreigners from the wage bill.

MeLikeFM
06-01-2010, 16:40
JULY

Okayama FC (H) 2-4
Galeos Kagoshima (A) 2-3
Sendai Lumiere FC (H) 1-0
Abiko Flamingos (H) 0-0
Hamamatsu Rafale (A) 1-3

Crazy month. I was 2-2 with Okayama until late and leading Galeos 2-1 at one point. Two good clean sheets then another bad performance, bah. I am still finding it hard to bring in any Japanese players that are good and want to play for us.

MeLikeFM
06-01-2010, 19:19
AUGUST

Hamamatsu Rafale (A) 1-3
Fukuoka Blaze (A) 2-5
Hakodate Raiders (A) 2-2
Iruma Early Birds (A) 6-0 EMPEROR'S CUP 3rd QUAL. ROUND
Sapporo Mythos (H) 2-2
Ballena Shizuoka (H) 1-2
Fukuyama UTD (A) 2-3

Outplayed in the first two games I was gutted to draw from 2 up against Hakodate. We are one of only 2 league sides in at this round of the cup and I holidayed the easy tie. The Sapporo game was another we were threw away a lead, 1-0 and 2-1. More heartbreak next match as we concede twice in the final twenty to lose, the winner was a 90+1 penalty. Guess who scored first in our final game of the month, we then conceded two before equalising and finally losing it with 16min left. The constant inability to hold a lead is draining me of my drive and will to continue. I still havent found anybody to sign.

MeLikeFM
06-01-2010, 23:19
SEPTEMBER

Genki Club (A) 9-0 EMPEROR'S CUP 1st ROUND
Funbashi Bandits (H) 1-2
Sayama Lupo (A) 4-0 EMPEROR'S CUP 2nd ROUND
Ome Asteriods (H) 2-0

Two holidayed games in the cup against non-league opposition and another coming up. We took the lead against Funbashi btw but im sure you guessed that. Ome are in big trouble, I forsaw that tbf.

MeLikeFM
07-01-2010, 00:11
OCTOBER

Sting Chiba (A) 0-0
Mitaka Discovery FC (A) 1-2
Parceiro (A) 4-0 EMPEROR'S CUP 3rd ROUND
Utsunomiya Valentia (H) 1-1
FC Gifu (A) 1-1
Sagamihara Topolino (H) 2-2

Bah, not a great month. Advancement in the cup was good and it is serious now so I will start playing the matches. We led against Mitaka and Gifu fwiw. Next round of the cup is against Gifu.
Also the big news this month is we had a takeover. Consortium came in and I was only under embargo for a short while, they are upgrading the facilities and have pumped some money into the coffers. They said they would replace me but it seems they wont, yet anyway.

Nobby_McDonald
07-01-2010, 01:32
If they have sense they will wait for you to resign as it will save them having to pay you compensation.

MeLikeFM
07-01-2010, 19:18
NOVEMBER

Mitaka Discovery 1-0 EMPEROR'S CUP 4th ROUND
Okayama FC (A) 1-4
Sapporo Mythos (A) 1-2a.e.t EMPEROR'S CUP 5th ROUND
Hamamatsu Rafale (H) 0-1
Galeos Kagoshima (H) 2-1
Sendai Lumiere FC (A) 2-2
Abiko Flamingos (A) 2-0

Gutted. We took the took the lead in the second half of extra-time and still lost. Sapporo marched into the quarters and I holdayed the rest of the now dead season. I think the team is on a wind up or something, it could be an MTV show. I dont know how many times we have thrown away leads.

DECEMBER

Fukuoka Blaze (H) 1-1

Holidayed it but we took the lead fwiw. Season over now and the new chairman agreed to let me stay on. We will be losing some players on bosmans including our top scorer so I will be busy, and so will my scouts.

iacovone
07-01-2010, 19:32
Where did you finish in the end? Doesn't sound like too bad a season. Having the whole off-season to buy new players and set the team up properly could do you the world of good. I predict big things in Japan :)

MeLikeFM
07-01-2010, 19:39
Where did you finish in the end? Doesn't sound like too bad a season. Having the whole off-season to buy new players and set the team up properly could do you the world of good. I predict big things in Japan :)

16 out of 18. The team was tipped for a promotion push before the season.

The money is there but I still cant find anybody to spend it on. I have scouted all interested Japanese down to value of 20k but I am not willing to throw money at 3 and a half star players.

Fukuyama finished one place and 2 points off promotion btw.

MeLikeFM
07-01-2010, 23:12
PRE-SEASON

Obviously no games this month but I shall update you on my transfer dealings. So far the only confirmed transfers are two young Japanese lads for 1.9million. This was confirmed months ago and they look good. There is a Brazilian lad with Japanese second nationality with CSKA Moscow and despite being unable to scout him he looked amazing from the stats I could see. I had plenty of bids accepted but noe lured him here, my sweet talking in the press only seemed to push him away. I have since put in a loan bid but now Chigago have joined the party. I am looking further into some Brazilian lads as I am set to lose a couple of foreigners on bosmans. There is one or two Japanese lads that I am looking into further but it doesnt look great. I will be devastated if I dont secure Marcio ( previous CSKA guy ) he could be amazing.

MeLikeFM
07-01-2010, 23:31
PRE-SEASON

Obviously no games this month but I shall update you on my transfer dealings. So far the only confirmed transfers are two young Japanese lads for 1.9million. This was confirmed months ago and they look good. There is a Brazilian lad with Japanese second nationality with CSKA Moscow and despite being unable to scout him he looked amazing from the stats I could see. I had plenty of bids accepted but noe lured him here, my sweet talking in the press only seemed to push him away. I have since put in a loan bid but now Chigago have joined the party. I am looking further into some Brazilian lads as I am set to lose a couple of foreigners on bosmans. There is one or two Japanese lads that I am looking into further but it doesnt look great. I will be devastated if I dont secure Marcio ( previous CSKA guy ) he could be amazing.

Didnt get Marcio, he went to Chigago. First team squad now down to 9 players with contracts after running down. No strikers.

I was just asked about bonuses and there was an option for continental :confused: Its a pity there is a bug in Japan and they have no Information tab

iacovone
07-01-2010, 23:39
Thats a lot of bold! Shame you didn't get Marcio. Great news about whatever continental competition you've writhed into though :thup:

MeLikeFM
07-01-2010, 23:51
Thats a lot of bold! Shame you didn't get Marcio. Great news about whatever continental competition you've writhed into though :thup:

At least its something to look forward to. I am trying to keep stuff relating to the game ( ie updates ) in bold. And just chat with people not :D. Means people skimming can easily see the stuff they need to read and not miss anything, plus I like bold :D

MeLikeFM
08-01-2010, 01:33
Busy month, February. Have completed the 1m signing of a Brazilian CB who will join us in May and have a striker coming in 2018, he is 16 and Brazilian and if he starts devolping it could well turn out to be an incentive to stay. We signed a left winger from Fluminense for 1million and a Columbian ST from Vasco for 400k, he managed to upset people by demanding the team be built around him and that this a stepping stone. Another striker joined him later for 1.2m, this time Brazilian, Lincoln is a good name and he better perform. We also signed two Japanese players on frees. a CM and a ST, they are'nt great but will pad out the squad. Unless I bring in another ST I think I will be playing wth one up top and one of those strikers can be "the 5th foreigner" ie not in the first 11. I have a 3.4m transfer budget budget left with 70k left for wages so I am still looking for players and am not afraid to spend. I have had loan offers accepted for two Japanese lads abroad and I hope they come over. I know this is long but I usually write short updates so you cant complain :D

MeLikeFM
08-01-2010, 02:01
Well it seems I cant change my squad numbers even though it is before the deadline leaving me with 10 players to chose from and rendering my previous signings unusable. This could signal the end of my reign here sadly.

MeLikeFM
08-01-2010, 16:13
MARCH

Fukuyama UTD (A) 2-0
Hamamatsu Rafale (A) 1-1
Sapporo Mythos (H) 3-0
Fukuoka Blaze (H) 1-2
Abiko Flamingos (A) 4-2
Galeos Kagoshima (H) 2-1
Funbashi Bandits (A) 2-1

Season started in despair as I couldnt change my squad numbers even though we were months before the deadline. I had 10 players to pick from thus could not advance past the submit squad page, I holidayed matchdays while cursing my luck and thinking my time in Japan was over. When I fired up my game this morning all was right and I gave numbers to my new players and charged on with a 4-3-3 Barcelona esque formation. MY first match was the Abiko one. I was delighted to hold on to 3 leads, I could be on to something here lads. I have been rotating both new strikers and they look good.


POS PLD WON DRN LST FOR AG G.D PTS
1ST 7 5 1 1 15 7 +8 16

First time I have ever done code so give me time and I will get it right :D

iacovone
08-01-2010, 16:17
Great start :thup:. Write your tables in notepad and then transfer them to here. It lines it up for you.

rancer890
08-01-2010, 16:36
Or alternatively write up the code with 'Courier New' font. Nice start and hope you can keep it up. :)

MeLikeFM
08-01-2010, 16:37
Or alternatively write up the code with 'Courier New' font. Nice start and hope you can keep it up. :)

Its a long season here so I am not expecting promotion. Mid-Table will do me nicely, anything else is a bonus.

Pangaea
08-01-2010, 18:33
Don't use the Advanced version of the forum though (or whatever it's called). When I tried that the tables got F'ed up, even when using the code-tag.

MeLikeFM
08-01-2010, 19:20
APRIL

Kumamoto AC (H) 0-3
Hakodate Raiders (A) 0-1
Kitakyusyu Blanco (A) 2-1
FC Gifu (H) 1-0
Sting Chiba (H) 0-0
Kyoto Mantis (A) 1-1
Utsunomiya Valentia (H) 0-0

Typical busy month here. We had a horrible start but recovered nicely. This month shows how inconsistent we here. The strikers arent scoring as much as I would like and I am trying to make tactical ammendments. We are still in a good position


POS PLD WON DRN LST FOR AG G.D PTS
4th 14 7 4 3 19 13 +6 25

MeLikeFM
08-01-2010, 22:47
MAY

Lynx Matsuyama (H) 4-1
Mitaka Discovery FC (A) 1-1
Sagamihara Topolino (H) 1-3
Hamamatsu Rafale (H) 1-1
Sapporo Mythos (A) 1-1
Fukuyama UTD (H) 3-2
Fukuoka Blaze (A) 1-1

So yes we are still inconsistent and lots of draws although this is a tight league. Great win at the start of the month and it was brilliant to beat Fukuyama. Despite these average results we are still doing well in the league and I have upped my own personal ambitions to Top Half.


POS PLD WON DRN LST FOR AG G.D PTS
3rd 21 9 8 4 31 23 +8 35

MeLikeFM
09-01-2010, 16:01
JUNE

Abiko Flamingos (H) 0-1
Galeos Kagoshima (A) 2-2
Funabashi Bandits (H) 2-2
Kumamoto AC (A) 1-2
Kitakyusyu Blanco (H) 4-0
FC Gifu (A) 0-2
Hakodate Raiders (H) 2-0

In summary this is a bad month, our expected fall finaly happened. After the Kumamoto game I changed tactics to a 4-4-2, this was also because of injury to star midfielder Nei. He is back now so I dont know what to do. Hopefully we have some consistent performances next month but sadly I cant see it.


POS PLD WON DRN LST FOR AG G.D PTS
7th 28 11 10 7 42 32 +10 43

What do you think of my code now ?

Over 1,000 views :cool:

iacovone
09-01-2010, 16:30
Shame the form's dipped a little. Maybe now that Nei is back it could be an idea to revert to the original formation. Particularly if that served you well before.

Oh and your 'sode' looks great :thup: ;)

MeLikeFM
09-01-2010, 17:02
Shame the form's dipped a little. Maybe now that Nei is back it could be an idea to revert to the original formation. Particularly if that served you well before.

Oh and your 'sode' looks great :thup: ;)

For my first game back I went with the same shape but with aJapanese partner up front. It wasnt great so I think its either drop Nei or go 4-3-3 again or maybe another 1 striker system, im pondering at the minute.

MeLikeFM
09-01-2010, 18:56
JULY

Sing Chiba (A) 1-1
Kyoto Mantis (H) 0-0
Utsunomiya Valentia (A) 1-0
Lynx Matsuyama (A) 2-1
Mitaka Discovery FC (H) 1-1

Good month, unbeaten, one too many draws for my liking but it was solid and consistent. I sold a young foreign winger for 900,000 and this allowed me to register a young Brazilian CB who came earlier in the season. We are a bit short on the wings now but I am trying to train the wingers to opposite side for some more options. The league is so tight now that a bad run could easily have us 12th or worse. I'll try and cling on to the promotion pack and see what hapens closer to the end of the season.


POS PLD WON DRN LST FOR AG G.D PTS
6th 33 13 13 7 47 35 +12 52

Nobby_McDonald
09-01-2010, 19:41
Have you stayed at the same club for a whole season?!

MeLikeFM
09-01-2010, 19:42
Have you stayed at the same club for a whole season?!

444 days :cool:

Only around two weeks more than Fukuyama fwiw.

Nobby_McDonald
09-01-2010, 19:44
Stayed longer than a tourist.

MeLikeFM
09-01-2010, 19:47
Stayed longer than a tourist.

To be honest the other 8 teams, it was their fault, not mine.

Pangaea
09-01-2010, 20:20
Could you make some sort of a table like many others are doing - for us lazy souls who just want a quick look at your progress?

MeLikeFM
09-01-2010, 20:31
Could you make some sort of a table like many others are doing - for us lazy souls who just want a quick look at your progress?

Will do .

MeLikeFM
09-01-2010, 20:40
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp91/ryan0908/info.png


http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp91/ryan0908/history.png





Will that do ?

MeLikeFM
09-01-2010, 21:04
AUGUST

Sagamihara Topolino (A) 1-0
Hamamatsu Rafale (A) 3-3
Sapporo Mythos (H) 2-2
Fukuyama UTD (A) 0-2
Fukuoka Blaze (H) 2-4

Month started in delight as we turned over the league leaders but soon turned sour as we lost a two goal lead and had to score an equaliser at the death to salvage anything from our following match then threw away another two goal lead. We were hammered in our penultimate games of the month and suddenly the season is dead. I may aswell holiday the rest of the season as we have nothing at all to play for. I sold Nei as at 29 he wouldnt sign a new contract and I got 700k for him. That Brazilian CB has been awful and alot of our young players are complaining of media pressure.


POS PLD WON DRN LST FOR AG G.D PTS
9th 38 14 15 9 55 46 +9 57

Pangaea
09-01-2010, 21:32
Wow. You've been a very busy bee. Didn't know the game showed the time you've been on holiday. Guess it doesn't show for me (or I haven't noticed) as I don't have holiday. Damn club won't let me :(

Not easy to get by on 300/week, so don't have the funds to go off into far lands to get some sun and tasty food.

MeLikeFM
09-01-2010, 21:36
Wow. You've been a very busy bee. Didn't know the game showed the time you've been on holiday. Guess it doesn't show for me (or I haven't noticed) as I don't have holiday. Damn club won't let me :(

Not easy to get by on 300/week, so don't have the funds to go off into far lands to get some sun and tasty food.

For when im unemployed or seeing out the end of a dead/boring season :thup:

Pangaea
09-01-2010, 23:25
I actually wish I was able to play like that. Would get through seasons a lot faster. I play every match trying to get something out of it, am even checking the reports the scouts bring back all the time, as I'm always looking to improve the squad. There are times when I'm just losing and losing, and then I sometimes just go from match to match without doing anything. But usually it's slow picking. Probably means I get more success than otherwise, at least I hope so, but progress is quite slow.

MeLikeFM
09-01-2010, 23:40
I actually wish I was able to play like that. Would get through seasons a lot faster. I play every match trying to get something out of it, am even checking the reports the scouts bring back all the time, as I'm always looking to improve the squad. There are times when I'm just losing and losing, and then I sometimes just go from match to match without doing anything. But usually it's slow picking. Probably means I get more success than otherwise, at least I hope so, but progress is quite slow.

Im just not as ehhh in-depth as some people :D

I actually have a massive shortlist now that I have built up. I only holiday the match day or mabye a couple of other days if I want to apply for a job ( your board dont get angry if you do that ;) ).

I like buzzing through the seasons and I get bored easily but this is a long season so a few games off only means that I have managed a normal season :D

acidmonkey
10-01-2010, 08:29
Im just not as ehhh in-depth as some people :D

I actually have a massive shortlist now that I have built up. I only holiday the match day or mabye a couple of other days if I want to apply for a job ( your board dont get angry if you do that ;) ).

I like buzzing through the seasons and I get bored easily but this is a long season so a few games off only means that I have managed a normal season :D


Mines SERIOUSLY wrong i only holidayed Time between seasons (when i couldnt or didnt want to sign/sell anyone) or the 3 month winter break in ukraine, and mine claims ive holidayed for 41% of my game which is just flat out wrong :confused:

MeLikeFM
10-01-2010, 15:18
SEPTEMBER

Abiko Flamingos (A) 1-0
Galeos Kagoshima (H) 1-1

OCTOBER

Kitakyusyu Blanco (A) 0-3
Funabashi Bandits (A) 1-2
Sting Chiba (A) 2-1 EMPEROR'S CUP 3rd ROUND
Kumamoto AC (H) 0-1
FC Gifu (H) 2-0
Hakodate Raiders (A) 2-2
Giravanz (H) 0-1 a.e.t EMPEROR'S CUP 4th ROUND

NOVEMBER

Sting Chiba (H) 2-2
Kyoto Mantis (A) 1-1
Utsunomiya Valentia (H) 1-0
Lynx Matsuyama (H) 2-2
Mitaka Discovery FC (A) 1-2

DECEMBER

Sagamihara Topolino (H) 2-2

Soooo, a pretty lame end to the season, I took it easy and holidayed the matchdays. Exceot for our cup tie with Giravanz of the league above. We held them until extra time and it left me wondering if we should have taken more risks. I am just about finishing December and have already signed numerous players. It will be interesting to see my budgets. I was disgusted to see the shareholders take over a million in dividends, just as we were completeing a big signing too. Now we can look forward to a fresh season.



POS PLD WON DRN LST FOR AG G.D PTS
11th 51 17 21 13 71 64 +7 72

It looks bad but we were only 12 points away from promotion. Former club Fukuyama won the league, im claiming that.

MeLikeFM
10-01-2010, 16:29
17-1-2017, the season starts as I recieve my budgets.

I got a transfer budget of 10m and a wage budget of 90k, only half of which is used. All of this on the expectation of a top half finish.

I dont plan on spending all that money but If a player comes up then I wont say no.

Lets rock.

psychonaut
10-01-2010, 21:14
Good luck for the new season, been an interesting read so far.

MeLikeFM
10-01-2010, 21:46
MARCH

Himeji Blues (A) 0-2
Hamamaysu Rafale (H) 0-1
Galeos Kagoshima (A) 2-2
Sapporo Mythos (H) 3-3

GRRRRRRRRRRRRR :mad: :mad: I just wrote up this whole month and lost it so now I have to relive it.
It doesnt look that bad but it was. With the money I had invested in this squad and with the year that my young squad had to mature I was expecting big things. At 2-1 down to Galeos I took the rest of the day off and said I would give it another shot so I changed formations but when we went 2-0 down early to Sapporo I knew my time was over. You cant resign on a matchday apparently so I took a one day holiday again and resigned the next day. We had two lads sent off in our opener and when I fined both one weeks wages there was a squad uprising. I enjoyed most of my time here so I left with a heavy heart but I knew I had out sayed my welcome and it was time.


POS PLD WON DRN LST FOR AG G.D PTS
16th 4 0 2 2 5 8 -3 2

I left on the 23-3-2017

iacovone
10-01-2010, 22:32
Job number 10 on the way then! You need to find a club to stick at and make your name soon because its getting ridiculous now :D

MeLikeFM
10-01-2010, 22:38
Job number 10 on the way then! You need to find a club to stick at and make your name soon because its getting ridiculous now :D

I would have liked to stay at Higash but it was just my time to leave. I would like to go abroad now ( other than Japan ) but I have an offer from a conference team so I might accept that :thup:

rancer890
11-01-2010, 01:44
You're racking up the air miles MeLikeFM with the number of clubs you managed..hope you can settle in with a club sometime... :D

ssestig
11-01-2010, 01:55
That's where the manager wages are going Rancer :D.

Jason the Yank
11-01-2010, 01:55
More clubs than a tribe of cavemen. ;)

Raware
11-01-2010, 02:04
13 clubs in 6 and a half years :eek: :eek: :eek:. I don't think i've ever seen so many clubs in such a short time span! :eek:

MeLikeFM
11-01-2010, 11:04
You're racking up the air miles MeLikeFM with the number of clubs you managed..hope you can settle in with a club sometime... :D


That's where the manager wages are going Rancer


More clubs than a tribe of cavemen


13 clubs in 6 and a half years
. I don't think i've ever seen so many clubs in such a short time span!

Thanks for the comments, even if they are abusing my lack of managerial talent.

Neji
11-01-2010, 11:16
13 clubs in 6 and a half years :eek: :eek: :eek:.

That is some going! I though I moved clubs a lot in my old game but that is something else :D

Nobby_McDonald
11-01-2010, 19:30
I actually wish I was able to play like that. Would get through seasons a lot faster. I play every match trying to get something out of it, am even checking the reports the scouts bring back all the time, as I'm always looking to improve the squad. There are times when I'm just losing and losing, and then I sometimes just go from match to match without doing anything. But usually it's slow picking. Probably means I get more success than otherwise, at least I hope so, but progress is quite slow.

I play in a similar fashion. Strange eh. :)

MeLikeFM
11-01-2010, 20:04
I play in a similar fashion. Strange eh. :)

I fonly there was some forum for people who played like that :D

Nobby_McDonald
11-01-2010, 20:53
Well, using certain updates we can no longer be there. ;)

Pangaea
11-01-2010, 21:20
The Outcasts :D

Gotta say though, it's been very interesting to go even lower. And I think level 8 offers a nice compromise between speed and challenge. And having seen how the ME deals with football at that level, I have my doubts whether it looks much like football further down.

Nobby_McDonald
12-01-2010, 19:53
I've seen it having watched Newcastle Town a number of times. It's often not very pretty.

MeLikeFM
12-01-2010, 20:49
Ill be taking a break from this save because it seems to have gotten the better of me. I have a few months to update and I will do them when I return to this game.

Pangaea
12-01-2010, 23:19
I thought you were doing great! :D

Nobby_McDonald
12-01-2010, 23:51
He's stuck to his office chair, he's stayed at one club for so long.

Saxonaitor
20-01-2010, 06:50
He's just embarrassed because he's started winning matches :D

MeLikeFM
17-02-2010, 17:00
Ugh, im in 2020 now so it looks like a day of updating for me.

Hope to get this caught up by tomorow.

MeLikeFM
17-02-2010, 17:02
I joined Park United in South Africa, I was so excited by getting a job in SA that I accepting without looking at anything. Two days later I was sacked as the game reseted and the club was officially relagated from the lowest division in SA :mad:

13-7-2017 to 15-7-2017

MeLikeFM
17-02-2010, 17:19
Hired as manager of Forest Green in the BSP on the 15-10-2017. Bah.

OCTOBER

Chester (H) 1-1
Northwich (A) 0-3
Banbury (H) 5-0

NOVEMBER

Colchester (A) 2-3
Alfreton (H) 2-2
Woking (A) 0-0 FA CUP 1st RND
Barnet (H) 1-0
Woking (H) p1-1 FA CUP 1st RND REP
Wycombe (A) 1-2
Eastleigh (H) 2-1

DECEMBER

Stockport (A) 0-4 FA CUP 2nd RND
Eastbourne Boro (A) 0-2
Tamworth (A) 2-1
Barrow (A) 0-1
Wrexham (H) 1-1
Newport Co (H) 0-2

JANUARY

Stalybridge (A) 0-1
Histon (A) 1-1
Ebbsfleet (H) 0-0
Macclesfield (A) 0-1
Grays (H) 3-2

FEBRUARY

Morecambe (H) 1-2
Gateshead (A) 0-4
Crawley (A) 1-4
Dag & Red (H) 2-1

MARCH

Barrow (H) 0-0
Hayes & Yeading (A) 1-3
Chester (A) 0-0
Colchester (H) 0-2
Yeovil (H) 0-3

APRIL

Alfreton (A) 0-2
Northwich (H) 5-0
Barnet (A) 0-0
Wycombe (H) 1-2
Eastleigh (A) 2-2
Eastbourne Boro (H) 2-4

Went down in 21st. ON GD. I dont remember an awful lot of this season but I didnt really want to be there. I hate the Conference. Sacked on the 25-6-2018.

MeLikeFM
18-02-2010, 23:31
Hired as Macclesfield boss 21-10-2018. ****ing hate this league.

OCTOBER

Ashton Utd (H) 1-0 FA CUP 4th RND QUAL.

NOVEMBER

Hampton & Richmond (A) 2-3
Grays (H) 1-1
Eastleigh (H) 0-0 FA CUP 1st RND
Colchester (A) 0-3
Eastleigh (H) 0-0 FA CUP 1st RND REP
Morecambe (H) 1-0
Hayes & Yeading (A) 1-0

DECEMBER

Ebbsfleet (H) 1-0
Crawley (A) 2-0
Northwich (A) 0-0 FA TROPHY 1st RND
Northwich (H) 0-1 FA TROPHY 1st RND REP
Gateshead (H) 0-1
Newport Co (H) 1-1

JANUARY

Wycombe (A) 1-0
Yeovil (H) 1-1
Dag & Red (A) 0-1
Chester (H) 1-1
Salisbury (A) 1-3

FEBRUARY

Burton (A) 0-2
Southport (H) 1-1
Barnet (H) 2-0
St. Albans (A) 1-2

MARCH

Torquay (A) 0-0
Barrow (H) 2-0
Eastleigh (A) 1-1
Northwich (A) 0-1
Hampton & Richmond (H) 2-0
Eastbourne Boro (H) 2-2

APRIL

Grays (A) 1-1
Colchester (H) 0-3
Morecambe (A) 1-2
Hayes & Yeading (H) 6-0
Gateshead (A) 0-2

Came 19th, survived. Sacked on the 2-6-2019 with less than a month left on my contract for aplying for jobs. Not bothered. I wanna go home :(

MeLikeFM
19-02-2010, 13:48
Hired as FC Hiroshima ( of atomic bomb fame ) on the 17-6-2019

Japan. It has money but it also has a lot of games but it is still where I have had most of my success. Bear in mind success for me is different to most people.

MeLikeFM
19-02-2010, 21:06
Had to do the usual clear-out of excess foreigners and desperate searching for the few talented Japanese.

JUNE

Sapporo Mythos (H) 0-1
Kumamoto AC (A) 1-1
FC Gifu (A) 2-2

JULY

Kawaguchi Riccio (H) 0-0
Ome Asteroids (A) 3-2
Fukuoka Blaze (H) 2-1
Sendai Lumiere FC (H) 3-2

AUGUST

Nagoya Stolz (A) 1-2
Abiko Flamingos (A) 0-0
Kyoto Mantis (A) 1-1
Sagawa Shiga (H) 1-1
Utsunomiya Valentia (A) 0-0

SEPTEMBER

Hamamatsu Rafale (H) 0-0
Fukuyama UTD (A) 1-1
Mitaka Discovery FC (H) 3-2

OCTOBER

Sagamihara Topolino (A) 0-1
Ballena Shizuoka (H) 0-0
Kumamoto AC (H) 1-2e EMPEROR'S CUP 3rd Rnd
Sapporo Mythos (A) 0-0
Kumamoto AC (H) 0-2
FC Gifu (H) 1-1

NOVEMBER

Kawaguchi Riccio (A) 0-0
Ome Asteroids (H) 1-1
Fukuoka Blaze (A) 1-2
Nagoya Stolz (H) 1-2

DECEMBER

Sendai Lumiere FC (A) 0-1
Abiko Flamingos (H) 3-0

Had fun this year and I cant wait to kick on next season and I hope to get a mid-table position. We finished 12th, respectable.

MeLikeFM
19-02-2010, 21:35
Started the season looking for mid-table.

MARCH

Ome Asteroids (A) 1-1
Sagawa Shiga (A) 1-1
Ballena Shizuoka (H) 2-2
Hamamatsu Rafale (H) 2-0
FC Gifu (A) 1-1
Kyoto Mantis (H) 2-1

A good start to the season but if you look at last season and see all the draws then you realise I am slightly worried by that curse again this year.

APRIL

Fukuyama UTD (H) 0-1
Giravanz (H) 3-1
Mitaka Discovery FC (A) 1-1
Utsunomiya Valentia (A) 1-0
Lynx Matsuyama (H) 3-1
Kawaguchi Riccio (A) 1-0
Kobe Leone (H) 2-0
Sendai Lumiere FC (A) 3-1

Disapointed by the defeat to a former club and I was after double revenge after they stole a player from me ( that may have been later in the season though, I forget ) but other than that it was a fabulous month.

MAY

Abiko Flamingos (A) 0-1
Sapporo Mythos (H) 1-0
Fukuoka Blaze (H) 1-1
Sagawa Shiga (H) 1-1
Ballena Shizuoka (A) 1-0
Ome Asteroids (H) 2-1
Hamamatsu Rafale (A) 0-3

A bad beginning and end to this month but solid in the middle

JUNE

FC Gifu (H) 1-0
Mitaka Discovery FC (H) 1-1
Kyoto Mantis (A) 2-0
Fukuyama UTD (A) 0-1
Giravanz (A) 1-1
Utsunomiya Valentia (H) 3-1
Lynx Matsuyama (A) 1-1

Cant quite get rid of the draws from our game but another defeat to Fuku ****ed me off.

MeLikeFM
19-02-2010, 23:32
JULY

Kawaguchi Riccio (H) 2-1
Kobe Leone (A) 3-0
Sendai Lumiere FC (H) 1-0
Fukuoka Blaze (A) 1-0

Fabulous month and promotion could be on, but whisper it quietly.

AUGUST

Sapporo Mythos (A) 0-2
Abiko Flamingos (H) 4-1
Sagawa Shiga (A) 2-3
Ballena Shizuoka (H) 2-2
Ome Asteroids (A) 1-0
Hamamatsu Rafale (H) 1-0

Disgusted by the results against Sagawa and Ballena as we lost 2 goals leads. Grr.

SEPTEMBER

FC Gifu (A) 0-2
Kyoto Mantis (H) 2-2

Bah.

OCTOBER

Giravanz (H) 1-0
Fukuyama UTD (H) 1-1
Galeos Kagoshima (H) 2-1 EMPEROR'S CUP 3rd Rnd

And you join me, finally. 9 games left. 11 points clear in 3rd, the final promotion spot. Keep it quiet but I may be having some success here. My Italian striker has 24 goals, he is having a brilliant season.

MeLikeFM
21-02-2010, 00:39
OCTOBER

Mitaka Discovery FC (A) 3-0
Utsunomiya Valentia (A) 1-1
Lynx Matsuyama (H) 1-1

You know that thing dogs do when they scrape their arse along the floor ? thats what we are like at trying to clinch promotion.

NOVEMBER

Kitakyusyu Blanco (A) 1-2 EMPEROR'S CUP 4th Rnd
Kawaguchi Riccio (A) 1-0
Kobe Leone (H) 2-0
Sendai Lumiere FC 1-1
Fukuoka Blaze (H) 3-0
Abiko Flamingos (A) 1-0

Dont care about the cup. PROMOTION was secured with the Kobe win and I holidayed the rest, leave on 97 points about to face the champions for 100
DECEMBER

Sapporo Mythos (H) 0-1

32000 people watched as we finished on 97 points.


http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp91/ryan0908/Nihon-League2.png

What a season and probably my best since my first ever. Dominici was outstanding with 26 in 46. I have 2 foreigners who arent key players so a scout has been dispatched to Brazil. I only sign one year deals now which meant a 900 wage increase. Come on survival.

Nobby_McDonald
21-02-2010, 00:56
That's a long season!

MeLikeFM
21-02-2010, 01:15
That's a long season!

It is but when you get promotion at the end then it is worth it. Its a horror when your in mid-table though.

PS. thanks Nobby, first comment since I started back.

MeLikeFM
21-02-2010, 01:56
My measly Transfer Budget of under 2 million and loss on a Bosman of last seasons POTY and star defender has already go me feeling down for this new season. I had plans that revolved around a 5 or 6 million TB and I dont think we can survive now :(

MeLikeFM
21-02-2010, 16:27
MARCH

Kawasaki Plaisir (H) 1-2
Saitama UTD (H) 0-1
Tokyo Metro Feliz (A) 0-1
Osaka AC (A) 0-1

Not a good start as we sit second last. I brought in some good players by spreading payments over 48 months. Sickened by the Osaka result as it was offside imo. We are not playing badly though and are losing games in the second-half. Fans are trying to get me to change tactics from my 4-1-3-2 with a LM and two CMs so I might give in and push a CM back to DM.

MeLikeFM
21-02-2010, 16:37
BOLIVIA

Forgot to mention this but got hired as Bolivia manager on the 5-4-2020 where we currently locked in the South American World Cup Qualifers, we are a bit ***** so im not really bothered. BTW, Uraguay are deadly and in the top 3 ( sometimes first ) in the world.

6-6-20 Colombia (H) 0-0
28-6-20 Ecuador (A) 0-2
5-9-20 Uruguay (H) 1-2
9-9-20 Argentina (A) 1-3
10-10-20 Paraguay (A) 1-2
14-10-20Venezuela (H) 0-2
18-11-20 Nicaragua (A) 2-0 FRIENDLY
10-2-21 Peru (H) 1-0
24-3-21 Brazil (H) 0-4

Funky date for the Paraguay game but ye, we are last. Will update this again when the qualifers are over.

MeLikeFM
21-02-2010, 16:52
http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp91/ryan0908/info.png

Just looked at the Morimura there and he looks great and is playing with Fenerbache :D

I bet I have a great diaspora after all my teams

MeLikeFM
21-02-2010, 17:52
APRIL

Nagoya Stolz (A) 4-0
Niigata Unicorn (H) 2-1
Okayama FC (A) 0-1
Sagamihara Topolino (A) 0-4
Kumamoto AC (H) 0-0

Great start to the month as we pick up our first points, a late late goal sunk us in Okayama and we sapitulated to Saga. 15/18 after 9 games.

MeLikeFM
21-02-2010, 20:59
MAY

Giurare Yokohama (H) 2-2
Hachioji Tigre (A) 0-0
Hamamatsu Rafale (H) 1-0
Sapporo Mythos (A) 1-1
Sting Chiba (H) 0-0

Good month for here, going unbeaten is no easy feat so I am happy. I am looking for 1 point per game as I think we can survive on that so we are looking good.

JUNE

Higashiosaka Rosa (H) 2-0
Kitakyusyu Blanco (A) 1-0

:cool: Nice quick month and 2 wins from 2 shoots us up into mid-table. The win against Higash was very pleasing and we are looking good. 20 points from 16 games.

MeLikeFM
21-02-2010, 21:49
JULY

Himeji Blues (A) 2-0
Saitama UTD (A) 2-2
Tokyo Metro Feliz (H) 1-1
Kawasaki Plaisir (A) 1-1

Good start to the month with a convincing win then an amazing comeback to Saitama. Disapointingly we led in both our final games. 26 points from 20 games and we sit 9th in the table.

Unfortunatly I am back in school after mid-term break tomorow so my updates will slowdown.

Nobby_McDonald
22-02-2010, 16:28
I won't be thinking of you when I'm earning my money at work while you're listen to Sir and Miss in class.

MeLikeFM
22-02-2010, 18:15
I won't be thinking of you when I'm earning my money at work while you're listen to Sir and Miss in class.

ye but you will die before me so there :D

MeLikeFM
22-02-2010, 22:40
Dont worry Nobby, I sneaked in a month in between my French homework

AUGUST

Osaka AC (H) 1-0
Nagoya Stolz (H) 1-0
Niigata Unicorn (A) 0-2
Okayama FC (H) 1-0

The month started in spectacular fashion as we turned over the champions. A late strike by my Italian midfield meastro gave us the win we deserved as we were brilliant. He did it again in the next match but sadly agreed a free transfer to Torino after, as it stands I will only have 2 foreigners next year. We were undone by Niigata who took the chances and won easily even though we dominated shots and possesion. Our first loss in 15. Luckily though we bounced back in front of 30000 people and beat Okayama with another late goal, again deserved. We lie 7th after 24 games with 35 points. Safe ?
4 games left with Bolivia and I will most likely resign after the Qualifiers.

Nobby_McDonald
23-02-2010, 00:57
ye but you will die before me so there :D

Not necessarily. :p

MeLikeFM
24-02-2010, 21:53
SEPTEMBER

Sagamihara Topolino (H) 2-0
Kumamoto AC (A) 1-2
Giurare Yokohama (A) 3-1

Short September for us here but a good one. The win away to Yokohama was brilliant as they are massive club here and have been runners-up 3 years in a row and are still in the Champions League.

OCTOBER

Hachioji Tigre (H) 0-1
Hamamatsu Rafale (A) 0-1
Sapporo Mythos (H) 0-0
Sting Chiba (A) 0-0
Himeji Blues (H) 4-2
Vortis 2nd (H) 5-0 EMPEROR'S CUP 4th Rnd

Big month where our season ended. I holidayed from somewhere in this month but I forget where. Our dream of 4th place ( we were one place and 3 places away at one stage ) was dashed by end of season tiredness and disharmony in the squad as players want out. Of course a Cup win would be amazing it will be tough.

NOVEMBER

Higashiosaka Rosa (A) 0-1
Fukuoka Blaze (A) 2-1 EMPEROR'S CUP 5th Rnd
Kitakyusyu Blanco (H) 2-1

We finish 7th and end a brilliant first season up. The cup dream stays alive and we are in the Quarter finals now. I dont know if I can take this team further, I am losing two starting players for free's, leaking money every month, and upstart players causing disharmony. The only way from here, unfortunately may be down.

MeLikeFM
27-02-2010, 23:12
DECEMBER

Lynx Matsuyama (A) 2-1 EMPEROR'S CUP QTR FINAL

Unremarkable win against a team from the league below, we didnt play well but we are in the semi's now and anything is possible.

Nagoya Stolz (H) e2-1 EMPEROR'S CUP SEMI - FINAL

We are going to . . . wherever the final is. We have a good record against these but went 1 down on 65 only for Dominici to pull us level 5 minutes later, the game trickled into extra-time where our Italian talisman Alessandro De Laurentiis scored with 8 minutes left.

Hachioji Tigre (N) 2-1 EMPEROR'S CUP FINAL

Champions. Lets go ****ing mental, were going continental la la la la :cool: De Laurentiis fired us in front after 20 minutes and we held off the champions valiently until they equalised after an hour but amazingly De Laurentiis nudged us ahead again with yet another goal from midfield. Oh how we will miss him next year. We held on and claimed victory to cap a wonderful season. SUCCESS !!!!!! OH HOW I MISSED YOU.

iacovone
28-02-2010, 01:24
Pleased for you! Congrats on the Cup win :thup: