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Raven Darkheart
19-10-2007, 16:46
i'll play once i get my copy of wsm on wed.
im def. itching to try thiugh

dafuge
19-10-2007, 16:46
Where has Nathan Jarman gone?

dafuge
19-10-2007, 16:53
My fans are criticising my signing who my ass man considers to be the best at the club in his position http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

SeanH91
19-10-2007, 16:56
Originally posted by dafuge:
My fans are criticising my signing who my ass man considers to be the best at the club in his position http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

that's happened to me about 4 times now. its rather confusing

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 16:59
Originally posted by dafuge:
Where has Nathan Jarman gone?

I have found that a lot of the players that we were able to sign in the demo, (because they were unattached), are no longer in the game by the time that we have holidayed.

I guess it's because they weren't offered contracts and have simply retired.

It's a REAL shame that players such as Joey Hutchison & Nathan Jarman have to retire. Very unrealistic http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 17:02
Originally posted by NUFCSean:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
My fans are criticising my signing who my ass man considers to be the best at the club in his position http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

that's happened to me about 4 times now. its rather confusing </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I found that no matter how the majority of my signings performed, they were still annoyed about my poorest one. I always sign LOADS of players and I'm bound to sign some Turkeys. Why concentrate on some eegit who plays in the Reserves when I have brought in some real quality on a free http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif?

dafuge
19-10-2007, 17:03
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
Where has Nathan Jarman gone?

I have found that a lot of the players that we were able to sign in the demo, (because they were unattached), are no longer in the game by the time that we have holidayed.

I guess it's because they weren't offered contracts and have simply retired.

It's a REAL shame that players such as Joey Hutchison & Nathan Jarman have to retire. Very unrealistic http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I thought this would happen to a lot of players, but not players like Jarman, he was one of the best strikers in the league.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 17:05
Hutchison was rated as a good League 2 player http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif!

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 17:18
And using a piddly little medium database, Jimbo has a choice of........

Conference North.

Hednesford Town 1300 http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif.
Witton Albion 1250 http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif.

Conference South.
Borehamwood 950 http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif. (under 1000 and local).
Chelmsford. 1250 http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif.
Chippenham 900 http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif. (that's who I chose on large database).
Kings Lynn 1100 http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 17:22
Borehamwood have a youth acadamy http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif!

Konquest
19-10-2007, 17:24
Bedford - Blue Square North - Quick Spetember Report

After a desastrous pre-season (got 2 shots on target in 5 games, scoring once), our guys picked it up for the beginning of the season. We're currently standing in 3rd place, with the media prediction being 19th. Nice difference... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I've managed to set up a link with Luton, who sent me a nice striker. had to rebuild the squad, with no less than 15 signings.

More details at half-season, with more screenshots. Pretty enjoyable game so far... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

raptR
19-10-2007, 17:38
Gateshead - 08/09 Season Review

Preseason was nonexistant due to me being slow signing players and staff.. After a midtable start, we were freefalling from November and until February.

But the gods were on our side. A 12 match unbeaten run saw us climb up the table and end in a predicted 15th.

Oh, and my board thinks it's not necessary to get a parent club http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

League Table (http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/7976/leaguetablekr5.png)
Squad (http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/8225/squadsb3.png)
Transfers (http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/9223/transfersfa6.png)

senorcoo
19-10-2007, 17:51
Still waiting for my copy here on the east coast of the States, but am going to give this a go. I will also be looking for a MANLY sub-1000 club, if I can get one. I usually play 3-1-4-2 recently anyway, but I don't try to force personnel into a tactic. If I don't have a reasonable DM (or defender that can learn to play it), then I go a different way. Good luck to all and hope to be on the pitch shortly.

Jordanknox
19-10-2007, 17:53
Chelmsford- Blue Square South-Little end of season update (Chelmsfor- Blue Square South-Little end of season update)

Just beaten Salisbury in the play-off final on penalties to gain promoion in my first season. More detailed report and screenshots tommorow cos its late and I need sleep.

Alurny
19-10-2007, 18:02
Just some intersting information about Stamford for you all!

* We are known as the Daniels as we are named after "the fattest man in English history" Daniel Lambert.His weight at the time of his death was 739 pounds (336 kg), his height was 5 feet 11 inches, and his waist measurement was 9 feet 4 inches! He is buried in St Martins Churchyard in Stamford! I wondered where that nickname came from! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

paulsgruff
19-10-2007, 18:28
Ok, trying again on a smaller database with AFC Hornchurch.

Profile Screeny (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/profile.jpg)

paulsgruff
19-10-2007, 20:05
Originally posted by davidbowie:
The downloads section on the site should have a save that is already on the 18th of june, so players can just download the save and then continue.

Or even better, several different saves from the 19th uploaded that contain teams under 1000 in reputation http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

I can't believe I'm still up at 5am, definitely going to bed now.

trina5432
19-10-2007, 20:35
Haven't posted on these forums for a long, long time but this made me want to.http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I found dafuge's 2007 challenge a few months ago and thanks to it I became interested in FM again after a long break... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Anyway, after 20 million reloads trying to get Ramsgate or Tonbridge failed I settled for Halesowen.
Profile (http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6182/fm2008pro111oo3.jpg)

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 22:40
I'm doing some reloads using a medium database because I'm sure that I won't be the only person trying to play FM08 on an old PC.

Perhaps someone could let me know how I go about hosting it so that Allan can put them on the site.

Reputations of 1000 and below will be in bold.

I'm gonna do 10 to start with.

1.
AFC Wimbledon 1350
Chelmsford 1250
Matlock 1150
Merthyr Tydfil 1100
Hednesford 1300
Kings Lynn 1100

2.
AFC Wimbledon 1350
Billericay 1100
Merthyr Tydfil 1100
Hednesford 1300
Kings Lynn 1100
Witton 1250

3.
AFC Wimbledon 1350
Chelmsford 1250
Hitchin 1000
Merthyr 1100
Whitby 1100
Worksop 1200

4.
AFC Wimbledon 1350
Bedford 1000
Margate 1100
Ilkeston 1050
Kings Lynn 1100
Witton 1250

5.
AFC Wimbledon 1350
Chelmsford 1250
Merthyr Tydfil 1100
Halesowen 900
Hednesford 1300
Matlock 1150

6.
AFC Wimbledon 1350
Hitchin 1000
Margate 1100
Merthyr 1100
Marine 1250
Witton 1250

7.
AFC Wimbledon 1350.
Bedford 1000
Chelmsford 1250
Chippenham 900
Gateshead 1200
Marine 1250

8.
AFC Wimbledon 1350
Chelmsford 1250
Tiverton 1000
Halesowen 900
Marine 1250
Witton 1250

9.
AFC Wimbledon 1350
Chelmsford 1250
Halesowen 900Hednesford 1300
Kings Lynn 1100
Worksop 1200

10.
AFC Wimbledon 1350
Chelmsford 1250
Chippenham 900
Merthyr Tydfil 1100
Guiseley 1200
Hednesford 1300

Michelle
19-10-2007, 22:44
That will be a big help! I'm trying to get Tiverton Town right now and it's taking donkey years. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 22:49
Michelle. Save #8 has Tuverton but remember that it's only a medium database.

If someone could explain to me, (in very basic terms), how I do whatever it is that i need to do to get it up on the website then I, (and Michelle), would be grateful.

Email in profile.

Thanks http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 23:09
Thanks david, but the first link liiks to be enough, (even for me). It's just like photobucket but with a file instead of a pic.

Anyway, uploaded save# 8 and I have mailed Allan via the download dection of the website with the info.

So that Michelle doesn't have to wait.... here is the link for the MEDIUM DATABASE save for you to download (http://hosted.filefront.com/Jimbokav1971/)

(If it works the same as linking to pics then that shouuld work).

cookie15
19-10-2007, 23:16
Mangotsfield are certainly a tough proposition http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

No players, No staff, No transfer funds, No Parent club......but i love a challenge http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Supermas2
19-10-2007, 23:20
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
I'm doing some reloads using a medium database because I'm sure that I won't be the only person trying to play FM08 on an old PC.



Jimbo I too am playing on a medium database due to my PC being too slow for the large one.
I'm not sure what difference it will make, but I am sure we have always used Medium on Dafuge 07 and 06.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 23:26
Yeah, I have always used medium.

I've just checked last seasons thread and that was a medium databse too. I think what happened was that Gundo used a large database for his challenge last season and it worked, so dafuge is following suit, (but has said that we can use medium if we want).

I;m gonna keep re-loading for a while to see what other teams I can get and then upload them all and send Allan the details for the website.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 23:42
I can't believe it.

I've just re-loaded and it's only the 3rd time, (out of 16), that Chelmsford haven't been promoted. More than that, it's the 1st time that AFC Wimbledon haven't been promoted.

And all I get for my troubles are Billericay, Hitchin, Margate, Merthyr, Witton & Worksop http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif.

Michelle
20-10-2007, 00:12
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
Thanks david, but the first link liiks to be enough, (even for me). It's just like photobucket but with a file instead of a pic.

Anyway, uploaded save# 8 and I have mailed Allan via the download dection of the website with the info.

So that Michelle doesn't have to wait.... here is the link for the MEDIUM DATABASE save for you to download (http://hosted.filefront.com/Jimbokav1971/)

(If it works the same as linking to pics then that shouuld work).
Thanks Jimbokav, I was in May 2008, so saves me some time. Anyone else notice how many managers seem to get sacked? I think so far only 7 clubs in the Premier League still have their original managers. Seems rather high.

Michelle
20-10-2007, 00:13
As for the rules, does that mean we cannot sign unattached players or does our scout have to find them first?

dafuge
20-10-2007, 00:15
Originally posted by Michelle:
As for the rules, does that mean we cannot sign unattached players or does our scout have to find them first?

Your scouts don't have to find them, you can search for the players however you want. Once you have found them though, you must either be able to get a scout report on them or bring them on trial at the club.

dlnwba86
20-10-2007, 00:27
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Michelle:
As for the rules, does that mean we cannot sign unattached players or does our scout have to find them first?

Your scouts don't have to find them, you can search for the players however you want. Once you have found them though, you must either be able to get a scout report on them or bring them on trial at the club. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

On this point. When i got to the middle of November i checked my player search screen, due to the fact i had an injury problem, and found around 10-15 young Anguillan players?!?! I offered them all trials as i couldn't scout them and about 4 of them are league 2 quality, does that mean i could sign them now, it just seems a little unrealistic to me, but i could use do with them.

mfarrelly1
20-10-2007, 00:31
Im gonna start this with tiverton
they were the lowest reputational team out of all the ones that went down.
http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=profilexy5.jpg

hadlinho
20-10-2007, 00:31
As to avoid accusations of cheating 15 seasons down the line I decided to can my Merthyr Tydfil game and start with Chippenham Town with a lowly 900 reputation.

The challenge begins (http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7329/profilebh6.th.jpg)

Despite only starting 2 days late it seems like I have some catching up to do!!!

Michelle
20-10-2007, 00:33
Another Tivvy manager here...

http://img153.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fmue6.jpg

Michelle
20-10-2007, 00:35
sorry for another double post, what are the rules on hiring staff, can you use the search tool or do you have to put an advert up?

mfarrelly1
20-10-2007, 00:38
these are the game details incase you wanted conformation on this,
http://img484.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gamedetailski8.jpg
thanks

The Flux Capacitor
20-10-2007, 00:39
It started well but then went downhill (http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/kstoyle/Firstgame.jpg)

A long season ahead.

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 00:40
Originally posted by Michelle:
sorry for another double post, what are the rules on hiring staff, can you use the search tool or do you have to put an advert up?

There isn't a rule on this.

I use the job centre but most others just sign whoever they can.

Supermas2
20-10-2007, 01:03
Jimbo - yes i seem to remember Gundo using a large database - and i think i am right in saying you still used a medium one. I think i used a large database for Gundo's challenge, but it was less work for the PC because there were only 2 leagues.

Dafuge - if you can help I would be greatful. I sent an email to the creator of the website (dafuges08challenge) about me being called "supermas" on the website, yet "Supermas2" on these forums - i was wondering if you thought it would be any problem.

Although it would mean i appear as "supermas" on the list, yet "Supermas2" on my posts, due to the closeness of the two names, everyone will know it is me?

dafuge
20-10-2007, 01:10
Originally posted by Supermas2:

Dafuge - if you can help I would be greatful. I sent an email to the creator of the website (dafuges08challenge) about me being called "supermas" on the website, yet "Supermas2" on these forums - i was wondering if you thought it would be any problem.

Although it would mean i appear as "supermas" on the list, yet "Supermas2" on my posts, due to the closeness of the two names, everyone will know it is me?

I can't see any problem with that.

Scab
20-10-2007, 01:19
Refs still helping me out quite a bit with games like this (http://static.pici.se/pictures/VkrFyTtVG.png). Moscatiello's goal in the 2nd minute of injury time was perfectly valid, but Hunter was clearly offside when scoring his in the 5th injury time minute (of the 3 announced!). Must be the 4th or 5th time this has happened this season. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

HunterKiller
20-10-2007, 01:26
2008/9 Fleetwood
Conference South

Juts a mini-update, we're sitting 19th in the league after 9 games. To be honest, I'm surprised that there are 3 teams worse than us http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Oh, and we played Barrow last game: Super-barsteward-Kyle (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l294/siayres/super-*******-kyle.jpg)

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 01:41
Super Kyle, Super Kyle, super super super Kyle! (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l294/siayres/super-*******-kyle.jpg)

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

The Flux Capacitor
20-10-2007, 01:42
After suffering the terminally slow, immobile and generally useless Steve Torpey for the first 3 games, I pleaded with parent club Norwich for a striker and this could be the season saving man they gave me this player (http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/kstoyle/ChrisMartin.jpg). Already he has made a massive difference as we have now won our last two games with him providing a goal and two assists.

Thebaker
20-10-2007, 01:44
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
It is quite old. It's only got 1.5ghz and 512mb RAM.

I'm pretty sure I used medium database last season anyway.


The database was set at medium for everyone last season i think.

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 01:47
Originally posted by The Flux Capacitor:
After suffering the terminally slow, immobile and generally useless Steve Torpey for the first 3 games, I pleaded with parent club Norwich for a striker and this could be the season saving man they gave me this player (http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/kstoyle/ChrisMartin.jpg). Already he has made a massive difference as we have now won our last two games with him providing a goal and two assists.

Come on Flux!

He's screaming out to be nicknamed "Coldplay" http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Supermas2
20-10-2007, 01:50
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Supermas2:

Dafuge - if you can help I would be greatful. I sent an email to the creator of the website (dafuges08challenge) about me being called "supermas" on the website, yet "Supermas2" on these forums - i was wondering if you thought it would be any problem.

Although it would mean i appear as "supermas" on the list, yet "Supermas2" on my posts, due to the closeness of the two names, everyone will know it is me?

I can't see any problem with that. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Okay - many thanks http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

iseemonsters
20-10-2007, 01:50
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
I can't believe it.

I've just re-loaded and it's only the 3rd time, (out of 16), that Chelmsford haven't been promoted. More than that, it's the 1st time that AFC Wimbledon haven't been promoted.

And all I get for my troubles are Billericay, Hitchin, Margate, Merthyr, Witton & Worksop http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif.

I think it's to do with what leagues they come from - if you look at the list that Dafuge posted at the start of the thread, AFC Wimbledon and Chelmsford are by far the highest reputation teams in the Isthmian Premier. There are only two other teams over 1000 in the Isthmian - which means that you'll almost always get one or both of AFC Wimbledon and Chelmsford, and when they very, very, very occasionally both don't come up, you'll almost certainly get the other two plus 1000 teams - Billericay and Margate. I reloaded for over an hour and never got anyone other than these four from the Isthmian Premier.

On the other hand, you seem to be impressively lucky when it comes to reloading, Jimbo - it took me over an hour to get ANY sub-1000 teams - and you got five in your first ten reloads! And Chippenham first time when you were loading with the large database!

Aario
20-10-2007, 01:52
Morning all http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

A couple of quick questions....

1) well more of a statement really - I have started with Halesowen (rep 900) but they seem to actually be quite good - i.e. have a full squad of players (at least 2 for each position of a 442) and a decent enough Ass Man and Coach from the start plus a full squad of non-grey youth players a couple of which are also decent - anyone else found this? Was the 900 reputation wrong??

2) As well as the above we also start with a parent club (Kidderminster) and a feeder club (Romulus!?!?). As part of both these argeements we are meant to play friendlys. They are no on the fixture list so is it up to me to organise them or will they appear as a advance through the pre-season (am in early July at the moment)?

Thebaker
20-10-2007, 01:53
Originally posted by dlnwba86:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Michelle:
As for the rules, does that mean we cannot sign unattached players or does our scout have to find them first?

Your scouts don't have to find them, you can search for the players however you want. Once you have found them though, you must either be able to get a scout report on them or bring them on trial at the club. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

On this point. When i got to the middle of November i checked my player search screen, due to the fact i had an injury problem, and found around 10-15 young Anguillan players?!?! I offered them all trials as i couldn't scout them and about 4 of them are league 2 quality, does that mean i could sign them now, it just seems a little unrealistic to me, but i could use do with them. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

All the carribean nations appeared at this point on fm07, you can often sign prem pot players!. They all have english 2nd nationality.
If they come on trial then you should be able to sign them.

Thebaker
20-10-2007, 02:00
Originally posted by dafuge:

Actually, perhaps Hornchurch aren't such a good choice, I didn't realise they played in red and white stripes http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

All great teams play in red and white stripes http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Just avoid teams all in blue!

Still waiting for my game to come through the post http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif , then i can get started to beat last years championship finish.

iseemonsters
20-10-2007, 02:00
Originally posted by The Flux Capacitor:
After suffering the terminally slow, immobile and generally useless Steve Torpey for the first 3 games, I pleaded with parent club Norwich for a striker and this could be the season saving man they gave me this player (http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/kstoyle/ChrisMartin.jpg). Already he has made a massive difference as we have now won our last two games with him providing a goal and two assists.

Is that this Steve Torpey? (http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4619/torpey2so6.jpg) If so, he's been pretty great for me, though I've been playing him as an attacking midfielder rather than a striker...

mfarrelly1
20-10-2007, 02:06
Tiverton conference south 9th august 2008
just played first match and was beaten 3-2 by thurrock but this 16 year old just played a blinder scoring two on debut
got him from the under 18s
http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=martynpitcherhi8.jpg

abceded
20-10-2007, 02:07
im in if not too late

wbabaggie
20-10-2007, 02:07
Originally posted by dlnwba86:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Michelle:
As for the rules, does that mean we cannot sign unattached players or does our scout have to find them first?

Your scouts don't have to find them, you can search for the players however you want. Once you have found them though, you must either be able to get a scout report on them or bring them on trial at the club. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

On this point. When i got to the middle of November i checked my player search screen, due to the fact i had an injury problem, and found around 10-15 young Anguillan players?!?! I offered them all trials as i couldn't scout them and about 4 of them are league 2 quality, does that mean i could sign them now, it just seems a little unrealistic to me, but i could use do with them. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well as you have given them trials than yes I would have thought.

dafuge
20-10-2007, 02:31
Originally posted by abceded:
im in if not too late

It's never too late http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

iseemonsters
20-10-2007, 02:33
Dafuge, would you mind if I used your challenge guidelines as the basis for another challenge that I have an idea for (a la Gundo)?

dafuge
20-10-2007, 02:45
Originally posted by iseemonsters:
Dafuge, would you mind if I used your challenge guidelines as the basis for another challenge that I have an idea for (a la Gundo)?

Of course, I don't mind people using what I've done provided they ask first and give me a mention http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

iseemonsters
20-10-2007, 02:52
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by iseemonsters:
Dafuge, would you mind if I used your challenge guidelines as the basis for another challenge that I have an idea for (a la Gundo)?

Of course, I don't mind people using what I've done provided they ask first and give me a mention http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Great, I thought that would be the case. Thanks very much! http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Gricehead
20-10-2007, 02:52
Originally posted by davidbowie:
a quick tip.
3 teams which have managers already are kings lynn, wimbledon and chelmsoford.

If you get 4 clubs on the "Home" button but you do not want any of them (the manager overview, with avaliable jobs), check the Blue Square south, and if you see Wimbeldon and Chemlsford you can safely reload.

If you get 3 clubs on that screen you don't like, you should check the South for Wimbeldon and Chemlmsofrd, and then North of Kings Lynn.

If 1 or more of those teams are not in the league, you may have a lower rep club to choose from that have a manager, so take a quick check of the leagues to see if you have any club that are low.

Also, most of these clubs have no logo, and instead have the default "shield". I'm not sure if the original conf clubs have regular icons, but if you get a logo pack you should be able to easily see which clubs are from the conference and which are from below.

At least Halesowen (900) and Whitby (1100) also start with a player manager...

sergent21
20-10-2007, 02:56
I have decieded to start this challenge, although thought I was never going to start because of the securicom error that a lot of people have had troubles with, but I'm up and goin going and after several reloads i have chosen the 1st club that come up with a reputation of under 1000 so welcome the new manager of Mangotsfield United (http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u279/sergent21/profile-2.jpg)

Wish me luck http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Alurny
20-10-2007, 02:57
Originally posted by Alurny:
I have uploaded a file which is at June 18th 2008 for anyone who might find it of use! Download it Here. (http://www.filefactory.com/file/58e9f2/)

As people were suggesting it I uploaded a file which is already at June 18th.

Feel free to use it anyone.

Dafuge, will it be of any use to the site?

dafuge
20-10-2007, 03:01
Originally posted by Alurny:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Alurny:
I have uploaded a file which is at June 18th 2008 for anyone who might find it of use! Download it Here. (http://www.filefactory.com/file/58e9f2/)

As people were suggesting it I uploaded a file which is already at June 18th.

Feel free to use it anyone.

Dafuge, will it be of any use to the site? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It might be useful if there is anyone too lazy to holiday for a season, although everyone that uses the same file will be playing an identical game in terms of random abilities and AI shortlists.

sergent21
20-10-2007, 03:01
Originally posted by Gilbster:
Well at least I'm turning a profit (http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/49/hendonsmallprofitju6.jpg) at last.

Anyone seen such a small monthly positive profit before?

I dont know if this counts but last year my brother had this profit http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif £2 (http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u279/sergent21/2.jpg)

butts
20-10-2007, 03:01
Getting the new game today and was just wondering will Banbury United-Southern Premier-rep:800 ever get promoted?

Gricehead
20-10-2007, 03:03
Originally posted by butts:
Getting the new game today and was just wondering will Banbury United-Southern Premier-rep:800 ever get promoted?

I'm over 80 reloads so far, and still only have 2 teams with rep < 1000 appear. They are Chippenham and Halesowen. Both have appeared 3 times. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

dafuge
20-10-2007, 03:09
Lower league football at its very best (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/41008.jpg)

butts
20-10-2007, 03:11
Originally posted by Gricehead:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by butts:
Getting the new game today and was just wondering will Banbury United-Southern Premier-rep:800 ever get promoted?

I'm over 80 reloads so far, and still only have 2 teams with rep < 1000 appear. They are Chippenham and Halesowen. Both have appeared 3 times. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif doesn't sound good. I guess it will be really good luck if i get them then. Will be reloading until i get a team with really poor rep anyway.

apg26
20-10-2007, 03:15
Originally posted by butts:
Getting the new game today and was just wondering will Banbury United-Southern Premier-rep:800 ever get promoted?

Yes, I've seen them promoted. In fact, I think I still have a 'Holiday Man' savegame with them in it. I'll see if I can get it uploaded somewhere, if you're interested.

Alurny
20-10-2007, 03:15
Dafuge

Am I within the rules to arrange friendlies throughout the season for my u18's (1 a week) as I would like them to be playing regular football.

Thanks.

Alu

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 03:18
Originally posted by Gricehead:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by butts:
Getting the new game today and was just wondering will Banbury United-Southern Premier-rep:800 ever get promoted?

I'm over 80 reloads so far, and still only have 2 teams with rep < 1000 appear. They are Chippenham and Halesowen. Both have appeared 3 times. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've been a bit luckier, but still only had them same 2 teams promoted.

dafuge
20-10-2007, 03:19
Originally posted by Alurny:
Dafuge

Am I within the rules to arrange friendlies throughout the season for my u18's (1 a week) as I would like them to be playing regular football.

Thanks.

Alu

Yes, that's fine.

Alurny
20-10-2007, 03:21
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Alurny:
Dafuge

Am I within the rules to arrange friendlies throughout the season for my u18's (1 a week) as I would like them to be playing regular football.

Thanks.

Alu

Yes, that's fine. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks. It will impact on my income but I guess that is realistic as IRL Stamford U18's charge to watch them http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks for replying.

hadlinho
20-10-2007, 03:24
A quick update on my Chippenham game. Managed to get a link with Bristol City that has resulted in them lending me a couple of great players.

Thought I would post the league table whilst I was doing well - pretty certain my luck will end soon!

League Table (http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7088/leaguetablell3.th.jpg)

Managed to get this guy on a free transfer after offering him the most I could. 5 goals in 8 games from midfield so far!

Gavin Rothery (http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3668/gavinrotheryra6.th.jpg)

hadlinho
20-10-2007, 03:26
Arrgghh any hints on why my picture uploading is doing that?!

Chao Yang
20-10-2007, 03:27
Alright, I'm going to take this challenge.

All the preparations are set and I'm going with Hitchin Town!

Profile picture: Alexander Xenos Profile Pic (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/ChaoYang/ChallengePic.jpg)

Hitchin Town - The Beginning of an Era
Alexander Xenos surveys the Top Field Stadium and smiled, having just gotten his license, it was a relief to have a club willing to gamble with him. Granted that it wasn't an overly big club, but at least its better than nothing, isn't it?

Hopefully he could find some help in the backroom soon, if his plans go well, the training ground will be full of activity soon.

As he hears the voice of his new chairman calling him in to sign the contract, Alexander can't help but smile. This might become a long and wonderful relationship...

hee163
20-10-2007, 03:34
Gateshead - 08/09 Season Review

Blue Square North - Predicted 21st

A large number of expiring contracts allowed a major squad clearout, leaving room for a strong squad of free transfers.

After a poor showing in preseason, the team shot off to an 18 match unbeaten run at the start of the season.

Tamworth ran away with the league... this may have been quite helpful, as my prematch reports suggested my opposition had often played tamworth as my last match, usually getting stuffed about 4-0. Consistent league form, and a run to the 2nd round of the FA cup resulted in a final position of 2nd place and promotion via the playoffs.

League Table (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/hee163/Dafuge0809/finaltable0809.jpg)
Squad (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/hee163/Dafuge0809/squad_0809.jpg)
Transfers (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/hee163/Dafuge0809/transfers_0809.jpg)

Top Scorer (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/hee163/Dafuge0809/topscorer_0809.jpg)

mfarrelly1
20-10-2007, 03:35
Tiverton - Blue Square South - 1st september 2008 - Monthly UpdateTiverton - Blue Square South - 1st september 2008 - Monthly Update

After losing the first three, i won the last three convingly!
Tiverton Results (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=resultsvn1.jpg)

Not to mention Martyn Pitcher, 16 year old, 6 in 6
Martyn Pitcher (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=martynpitcherub6.jpg)

And we have made it to 9th
League table 08/09 (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=leaguetablerp2.jpg)

migwar
20-10-2007, 03:54
without word of a lie, this is the best match i've ever seen on football manager. i was on the edge of my seat...

migwar
20-10-2007, 03:55
cinderford 2 - 2 bedford (http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l254/migwar/dafuge/cinderford.jpg)

not sure where that went the first time...

Gricehead
20-10-2007, 03:59
On my 102nd reload, AFC Hornchurch finally appeared.

File on it's way to filefront now...

apg26
20-10-2007, 04:01
A couple of 'Holiday Man' savegames for some less-seen clubs. The savegames use a large database and are about 17MB.

Banbury United savegame (http://files.filefront.com/Banburyfm/;8842214;/fileinfo.html)
Gloucester City savegame (http://files.filefront.com/Gloucesterfm/;8842310;/fileinfo.html)

spankie
20-10-2007, 04:02
I seem to have a problem.

When creating my profile and setting my past experience to Sunday league I get a Local reputation. I've tried it a few times and the same thing happens.

Has anyone else had that problem?

Chao Yang
20-10-2007, 04:04
I got 'unproven'...

Ah, Hitchin Town is within the rules right?

spankie
20-10-2007, 04:06
Originally posted by Chao Yang:
I got 'unproven'...

Ah, Hitchin Town is within the rules right?

Yes, that's one of the teams I'm looking at taking over.


I guess the fact that I'm an old fogey means that my reputation gets a boost http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Gricehead
20-10-2007, 04:07
AFC Hornchurch savegame (http://files.filefront.com/Dafuge+AFC+Hornchurchfm/;8842391;/fileinfo.html)

Large Database, 16.3MB. Also contains Hednesford, Hitchin and Worksop

dafuge
20-10-2007, 04:10
Originally posted by spankie:
I seem to have a problem.

When creating my profile and setting my past experience to Sunday league I get a Local reputation. I've tried it a few times and the same thing happens.

Has anyone else had that problem?

Can you show us a screenshot?

Alurny
20-10-2007, 04:11
Just had one of those myself Migwar!

I just won 3-2 but it was end to end! Fantastic! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Only in October though. Its running fairly slowly!

spankie
20-10-2007, 04:18
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by spankie:
I seem to have a problem.

When creating my profile and setting my past experience to Sunday league I get a Local reputation. I've tried it a few times and the same thing happens.

Has anyone else had that problem?

Can you show us a screenshot? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here's the profile setup (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc286/spankie_uk2002/setup.jpg)

Here's the profile (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc286/spankie_uk2002/profile-hitchin.jpg)

I tried for a couple of other clubs as well and a couple of other saves.
I suspect that because I'm older then most of the other people playing the game must give me a boost on the reputation.

I suspect that I might have to shave a decade/15 years off my age to level the playing field a bit http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Davey-Baby
20-10-2007, 04:18
ok ppl.

pre-season didnt go to bad lol, won 1 lost one,
played wolves lost 6-0, so i thought i was going to be in for a hard ride, then i beat Stafford rangers local derby.

i am now 10 games in to the season and not having n o fun at all as i lie in 18th in the league,. wining 1 drawing 5 and losing 4.

at the moment its not going good but i think my team am gelling together, the board have got a three year plan to get mid tbale so im alrite so dfar, wish me look for the next few game.

thanks Dave

hee163
20-10-2007, 04:20
Originally posted by hee163:
Gateshead - 08/09 Season Review

Blue Square North - Predicted 21st

A large number of expiring contracts allowed a major squad clearout, leaving room for a strong squad of free transfers.

After a poor showing in preseason, the team shot off to an 18 match unbeaten run at the start of the season.

Tamworth ran away with the league... this may have been quite helpful, as my prematch reports suggested my opposition had often played tamworth as my last match, usually getting stuffed about 4-0. Consistent league form, and a run to the 2nd round of the FA cup resulted in a final position of 2nd place and promotion via the playoffs.

League Table (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/hee163/Dafuge0809/finaltable0809.jpg)
Squad (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/hee163/Dafuge0809/squad_0809.jpg)
Transfers (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/hee163/Dafuge0809/transfers_0809.jpg)

Top Scorer (http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/hee163/Dafuge0809/topscorer_0809.jpg)

DUH, Gateshead should read Halesowen. Serves me right for quoteing to get the farmat code. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

dafuge
20-10-2007, 04:21
Originally posted by spankie:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by spankie:
I seem to have a problem.

When creating my profile and setting my past experience to Sunday league I get a Local reputation. I've tried it a few times and the same thing happens.

Has anyone else had that problem?

Can you show us a screenshot? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here's the profile setup (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc286/spankie_uk2002/setup.jpg)

Here's the profile (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc286/spankie_uk2002/profile-hitchin.jpg)

I tried for a couple of other clubs as well and a couple of other saves.
I suspect that because I'm older then most of the other people playing the game must give me a boost on the reputation.

I suspect that I might have to shave a decade/15 years off my age to level the playing field a bit http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The reason we switched from automatic to sunday league was to avoid this happening, unfortunately it looks like it has made no difference at all.

I think reducing your age a bit would be a good idea.

Murrayzoster
20-10-2007, 04:22
Decided To Start Again

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/3523/dafugechallengeht9.th.jpg

kccircle
20-10-2007, 04:25
Back to back wins for Worksop! Utterly amazing considering its the end of Jan and we only have 7 wins under our belts.

6 points clear of relegation. I think Oliver Hotchkiss and Danny Hylton are going to be key to me staying up - I'll post screenies of them at the end of the season

Gricehead
20-10-2007, 04:29
Statistics on teams promoted after 115 reloads:

Isthmian Prem:

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">AFC Wimbledon 100
Chelmsford 75
Margate 29
Billericay 25
AFC Hornchurch 1</pre>


Northern Prem:

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">Hednesford 46
Witton 45
Marine 42
Gateshead 34
Guiseley 26
Worksop 18
Matlock 10
Whitby 5
Ilkeston 4</pre>


Southern Prem:

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">Kings Lynn 66
Merthyr 61
Bedford 34
Tiverton 31
Hitchin 26
Halesowen 6
Chippenham 5</pre>

The only team from the above that I haven't seen done yet is Ilkeston Town so I guess that's who I'm going to be...

spankie
20-10-2007, 04:32
Hitchin Town welcomes new manager

After their remarkable promotion to the Blue Square South Hitchin have welcomed Martin Bowen (http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc286/spankie_uk2002/profile-hitchin2.jpg) as their new manager.

When interviewed by the local paper the new man in charge at Top Field has rubbished reports that he lied about his age to get the job.
"Anyone who says that I knocked 10 years off my age is talking a load of tosh" says Mr Bowen to the reporter.
"I've even got proof here" he says whilst producing a passport with that has a suspicious date of birth written in blue biro.



Blooming game, that's age discrimination http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

dafuge
20-10-2007, 04:34
Originally posted by spankie:

When interviewed by the local paper the new man in charge at Top Field has rubbished reports that he lied about his age to get the job.
"Anyone who says that I knocked 10 years off my age is talking a load of tosh" says Mr Bowen to the reporter.
"I've even got proof here" he says whilst producing a passport with that has a suspicious date of birth written in blue biro.



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

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 04:38
Mines local as well http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

Must be our age http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif.

Scoham
20-10-2007, 04:38
If anyone wants to try, you could holiday for a few seasons, then do the reloading? Using FMM it seems reputation does change, though in March in the first season its not changed very much, only by a few points at the most. So it might take years to change to have enough effect.

Alurny
20-10-2007, 04:45
Post match- See what kind of injury your player has!!!

Great stuff! I thought I was imagining this but I just checked it out and it works.

If you get an injury during the match wait till the full time whistle. Before clicking continue click on the injured players profile and you get an idea of what injury he has!

Player Profile Injury (http://i20.tinypic.com/2hdm8g3.jpg)

Lets hope this is nothing serious! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

Jordanknox
20-10-2007, 05:00
Chelmsford-Blue Square South- End of Season 08/09 Update
Well after a shaky start we won promotion at the first attempt beating Salisbury on penalties in the play-offs. This was mostly down to loan signings from parent club Colchester. Couldnt buy a win for the first few months of the season but as soon as the team gelled together we looked unbeatable. The best run of 17 games without defeat. Fans player of the season was Lawrence Lambley but Nabil El Zhar was the star IMO.

Screenshots to follow

mogilvie
20-10-2007, 05:04
Not done this before (but reaed the 07 thread), but have picked up my copy of FM08 & raring to go!!

Poyplemonkeys
20-10-2007, 05:06
Harrow Borough Hire Jenner-Murphy

Harrow Borough have unveiled their new manager, one who they hope will take the club the next step forwards following their promotion into the Blue Square South.

Profile (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/purpinklemonkeys/10-19-2007_01-14-51.jpg)

ManU@oldtrafford
20-10-2007, 05:10
Originally posted by mogilvie:
Not done this before (but reaed the 07 thread), but have picked up my copy of FM08 & raring to go!!

good luck if you don't want to holiday there are so save file early on in this thread http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

migwar
20-10-2007, 05:14
Bedford Town - Blue Square South - October 2008

i'm currently getting absolutely slaughtered in the setanta shield by chelmsford. some geezer called yeo is making my defenders look like statues...

5-1 with 30 minutes to go...

Konquest
20-10-2007, 05:21
i'm currently getting absolutely slaughtered in the setanta shield by chelmsford. some geezer called yeo is making my defenders look like statues...

Just lookied him up and in my game, he plays for Kidderminster and is their best scorer...

ManU@oldtrafford
20-10-2007, 05:22
Originally posted by Konquest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">i'm currently getting absolutely slaughtered in the setanta shield by chelmsford. some geezer called yeo is making my defenders look like statues...

Just lookied him up and in my game, he plays for Kidderminster and is their best scorer... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

is it simon yeo ex chester striker

Wellyboo
20-10-2007, 05:24
Merthyr Tydfil - August 2008 - Post-Pre-Season Update

After starting with no players or staff, I quickly brought in a pair of scouts to look at any players who might know how to kick a ball. It actually worked out far better than I expecter, and managed to bring 25 players (http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z125/Wellyboo/Dafuges%20Challenge/Transfers-Summer08.jpg) within just a few weeks. Pre-season went well, with scoring being no problem at all, although my defence does seem to leak a lot of goals in the later stages. It looks like I might of uncovered a star player in Charles Ademeno (http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z125/Wellyboo/Dafuges%20Challenge/Ademeno-Summer08.jpg) who managed a mighty 11 goals in 6 friendlies.

Going into my first league game against Crawley, I was unsure how we were going to cope. However, a controlling first half performence gave us a 2-0 lead going into the break. With a comfortable win looking likely, my defence collapsed in their usual way... and the match finished 3-2 to Crawley - Results. (http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z125/Wellyboo/Dafuges%20Challenge/Results-ToAug08.jpg)

Oh well, long way to go yet. My attack seems great but I'll definetely be looking to bring in some defenders. I checked my affiliated clubs thing again, and found out that my link with Cardiff doesn't benefit me at all (they get first option on my players, we get... nothing), so I'm not sure about getting loans in from them. Meh.

Aario
20-10-2007, 05:44
Just lost my first friendly to my feeder club http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon13.gif

Their first goal came when their centre half swung a boot at the ball to clear it away from my striker just inside his own half and the ball sailed to the edge of my area where it bounced once and went over the head of the keeper I have (had!) on trail and into the net http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Boo
20-10-2007, 05:46
Thought i'd try this.

On My first load i picked Tiverton.

Here's my first picture:- http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tiverton1stpickm3.jpg

Probably wont last long though as i'm crap at Fm

Alurny
20-10-2007, 05:49
Justice (http://i24.tinypic.com/opwmt5.jpg)

Can't beat a blatant offside goal to win you a game in which you have dominated from the off.

For all those times it happened against me on 07 this is revenge! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ManU@oldtrafford
20-10-2007, 05:51
noooooooooo http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif my game just crash and I did not save

dagurol
20-10-2007, 05:56
Stamford - 2008/2009 - End of Season Report

My first season with Stamford was a huge disappointment as we finished 15th in the league, mostly due to a horrific start where we didn't win until the 9th game.

I got Peterborough as my parent club and they loaned me four good youngsters but despite being promising they didn't perform.

31 year old forward Jody Banim was probably my star player this season, scoring 16 league goals.

Final League Table (http://s226.photobucket.com/albums/dd37/dagurol/?action=view&current=league2009.jpg)

League Graph (http://s226.photobucket.com/albums/dd37/dagurol/?action=view&current=graph2009.jpg)

Jody Banim (http://s226.photobucket.com/albums/dd37/dagurol/th_banim.jpg)

Hopefully next season I'll be challenging for a promotion spot, that is if I make a number of good signings.

ManU@oldtrafford
20-10-2007, 05:57
Originally posted by ManU@oldtrafford:
noooooooooo http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif my game just crash and I did not save

found out I saved 4 matches before so it ok i think

and seen that juan ugarte (Wrexham God which is my hometown http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif )is free and intrested so he will be joining

dafuge
20-10-2007, 05:59
My long ball tactics that served me well in the demo have been abandoned, I'm actually managing to get Chippenham to play some decent football.

A few new signings with a bit of pace and a new goalkeeper has made a lot of difference to my recent results.

Brencamb
20-10-2007, 06:08
I'm in http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Just taken charge of Mangotsfield United (http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/7015/profilewm7.jpg). Fingers crossed!

jamesf18
20-10-2007, 06:09
Tiverton Town - Conf South -August 08 Pre Season Report

Spent ages building up a backroom staff assessing pretty much every free transfer out there. Im not too happy with my sqaud and have had a horrible start to my career.

Tranfers (http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc302/jamesf18/transfers.jpg)

Squad (http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc302/jamesf18/squad-1.jpg)

Fixtures (http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc302/jamesf18/fixtures.jpg)

Got the FM legend Cherno Samba in on loan from the my parent club, Plymouth. Hoping he can bad 20+ goals to try and save me this season. Another notable signing has to be the 44 year old Guentchev with some fantastic mental stats but the wost physical.

Noticed that my scouts and ass man seem to rate every player as a buy at all costs and seem to believe that every one of my players deserves a 5 star rating.

Poyplemonkeys
20-10-2007, 06:12
Harrow Borough have signed an International Superstar (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/purpinklemonkeys/Dafuges%20Challenge/10-20-2007_15-09-59.jpg) on a free from Reading http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

ManU@oldtrafford
20-10-2007, 06:13
Originally posted by jamesf18:

Noticed that my scouts and ass man seem to rate every player as a buy at all costs and seem to believe that every one of my players deserves a 5 star rating.

thats becuase they compare to you team now so you had no players so anyone was better than no one

Alexani
20-10-2007, 06:14
Game arrived today, and with the Merseyside derby out of the way, I'm gonna give this a go. I never completed it before, but success in Gundo's challenge over the summer gave me hope that I could finally complete this as well. Am expecting to face severe tactical problems from the start though, as I'm usually slow to pick up the finer points of the game.

Holidaying as of now.

dafuge
20-10-2007, 06:14
Originally posted by poyplemonkeys:
Harrow Borough have signed an International Superstar (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/purpinklemonkeys/Dafuges%20Challenge/10-20-2007_15-09-59.jpg) on a free from Reading http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Looks like a great signing, he looks loads better than any of my players.

ManU@oldtrafford
20-10-2007, 06:18
here were my transfers in (http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2781/transfershx3.jpg)

and will post my new transfers later

Poyplemonkeys
20-10-2007, 06:20
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by poyplemonkeys:
Harrow Borough have signed an International Superstar (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/purpinklemonkeys/Dafuges%20Challenge/10-20-2007_15-09-59.jpg) on a free from Reading http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Looks like a great signing, he looks loads better than any of my players. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah was amazed when he signed. He asked for 600p/w so I offered him my max (450pw) and blew my entire transfer budget on boosting his signing on fee to try and entice him http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Hopefully it's worth it.

paulsgruff
20-10-2007, 06:37
AFC Hornchurch - Blue Square South - August 2008

I've just played my first game in charge after setting this game up late last night. I had nothing but youth players throughout the squad so I filled up my staff and signed as many players as I could get and still be under my wage budget (I'm £63 under it now).

Full Squad (Excluding Youth) (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/squad.jpg) - Transfers In/Out (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/transfers.jpg) (The only thing lower than the bottom player on the transfers is that I spent £0)

I have enough players now to realistically be able to have a first and reserve team, so that's nice.

My pre-season was okay, 2-2 draw with King's Lynn, a pretty embarrising 7-0 loss to Babelsberg, 1-0 loss to Bedford, 1-1 draw with Grantham and a 2-2 draw with Tonbridge. Nothing spectacular, but at least we were scoring goals and on most occasions not getting beat.

My first league game (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/firstmatch.jpg) was amazing. The match engine is just brilliant playing at this level. I'm glad we were playing Merthyr Tydfil though as better opposition would have punished us. Saying that, they did have the ball in the net on 2 occasions and both time the referee pulled play back for an earlier incident just before they scored, so that was lucky. But after one game, somehow we find ourselves sitting second http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif It won't last though.

Sorry about this update being a little long, my next one will probably be after December in game time and will be shorter and to the point. On a side note, does anyone have any idea where I could find the SS08 kits for AFC Hornchurch? I have most teams kits at this level and usually get them off FMGLive but they seem to have some kind of server error at the moment so I can't check there.

ManU@oldtrafford
20-10-2007, 06:41
well here my new transfers

Juan Ugarte (http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/1456/juanis2.jpg) league two goal scorer http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif
Paul Butler (http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9499/paulwp4.jpg) ex Leeds defender http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

team looks very good upto now lets hope I get a run going like i did before it crashed

wisla_krakow
20-10-2007, 06:41
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
I've just had a look to see how well Leeds did last season.

They finished 4th, (only 3 points behind the champions Forest), and lost in the Playoff semi's to Oldham.

Without the deduction they would have romped the league.

Just did a quick sim through to the 18th June, noticed they'd been relegated to League Two on mine http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

paulsgruff
20-10-2007, 06:42
Originally posted by paulsgruff:
Sorry about this update being a little long, my next one will probably be after December in game time and will be shorter and to the point. On a side note, does anyone have any idea where I could find the SS08 kits for AFC Hornchurch? I have most teams kits at this level and usually get them off FMGLive but they seem to have some kind of server error at the moment so I can't check there.

Scratch that, they're back up now - they don't seem to have the kits for the Isthmian Premier though http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Mochard
20-10-2007, 06:54
Got the game today, so decided to give this challenge a go.

Manager Profile (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e67/Mochard/1-ManagerProfile.jpg)

After several reloads I am playing as Halesowen Town

Alurny
20-10-2007, 06:54
Does anyone know where I can get a stamford logo?

dafuge
20-10-2007, 07:00
Originally posted by Alurny:
Does anyone know where I can get a stamford logo?

I have some logos for the three feeder leagues, although they are just a temporary fix until someone makes the new ones. The badges aren't perfect in quality and the background logos are the wrong shape, but it's better than nothing.

Does anyone want them?

Alexani
20-10-2007, 07:05
Can't be arsed to reload more times, so I've decided to go with Bedford Town.
Profile (http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/1238/profilebd1.th.jpg)

Squad consists of 6 youth players, none of them very good. I settled for avoidingn relegation, and was rewarded with a transfer budget of 0 and a wage budget of £2.1K. Currently wages stand at £60 per week, so at least there's some room for signings.

There's absolutely no staff, so that's priority number one at the moment.

Alexani
20-10-2007, 07:08
Here's a profile picture that can actually been seen by the naked eye, as opposed to the one above (http://img219.imageshack.us/my.php?image=profilegd1.jpg)

Chao Yang
20-10-2007, 07:09
Right then, my first monthly report as Hitchin Town manager:

June report:
Managed to get a full backroom staff by the end of the month and most of the squad assembled. Had some trouble seperating the good from the bad players due to assisstant's rating, but managed to net in a few youngsters who seems to be good prospects.

The main prospect is a young striker by the name of Curtis Jackson who the assisstant and scout rated highly before and during the trial.

The first pre-season friendly starts on 21st of July, hopefully my team will be fully assembled by then...

Alurny
20-10-2007, 07:17
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Alurny:
Does anyone know where I can get a stamford logo?

I have some logos for the three feeder leagues, although they are just a temporary fix until someone makes the new ones. The badges aren't perfect in quality and the background logos are the wrong shape, but it's better than nothing.

Does anyone want them? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes please Dafuge! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Daniel Foster
20-10-2007, 07:17
Manager Profile (http://www.intense-synergy.com/screenshots/manager_profile.JPG)

First time I've tried this so lets see what it's like http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Chao Yang
20-10-2007, 07:20
July monthly report:

Full transfer history:
Player Transfer Part 1 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/ChaoYang/TransferCenter1.jpg)
Player Transfer Part 2 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/ChaoYang/TransferCenter1.jpg)
Pre-season part 1 results:
Not having a very good pre-season with the team struggling for cohesion, understandable considering they were just recently assembled...

The first game was a dissapointing 1-0 loss against North Ferribly.

The second game was slightly better with a close 3-2 win against Berkhamsted, a feeder club.

The third was a 2-2 draw against Mangotsfield, woeful defending by the second layer team put out in the second half, both goals against came in the second half...

So far the tactics still need some tinkering to find the correct one to fit the team...

dafuge
20-10-2007, 07:26
Originally posted by Alurny:

Yes please Dafuge! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I've e-mailed them to you.

Alurny
20-10-2007, 07:30
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Alurny:

Yes please Dafuge! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I've e-mailed them to you. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

To my hotmail? Thanks Dafuge.

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

dafuge
20-10-2007, 07:40
Originally posted by Alurny:

To my hotmail? Thanks Dafuge.

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

Yes, the one in your profile.

Chao Yang
20-10-2007, 07:59
August report - Hitchin Town

Current League record so far:
1 win 2 draws 3 losses

After six games in charge, Alexander Xenos' Hitchin Town sit barely above the relegation zone at 18th place.

The team hasn't gelled quite as much as I would like and we need to start winning more of our home games if we wish to have a chance to succeed. The lack of an influental captain seems to be the most key factor...

Icklebitt
20-10-2007, 08:00
is it not posible to clear a scouts old reports?

Alurny
20-10-2007, 08:01
Originally posted by Icklebitt:
is it not posible to clear a scouts old reports?

You have to remove them on a player by player basis IIRC. Or press ctrl + a , then right click then click clear scout report.

Icklebitt
20-10-2007, 08:03
ahhh cool, cheers matey http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Alurny
20-10-2007, 08:08
Originally posted by Icklebitt:
ahhh cool, cheers matey http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

No problem. I do this every time I send my scout out. Easier to see who he finds! http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

jimbodarlo
20-10-2007, 08:09
Hello Everyone i was just wondering what tactics you are using this is the one im currently using and having a fair amount of success with it http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
[img=http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/6272/fmtacticscb6.th.jpg] (http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fmtacticscb6.jpg)

mwalker99
20-10-2007, 08:12
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Alurny:

Yes please Dafuge! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I've e-mailed them to you. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i dont suppose i could get them as well please http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Poyplemonkeys
20-10-2007, 08:14
Pre-Season Report

Squad (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/purpinklemonkeys/Dafuges%20Challenge/10-20-2007_16-57-58.jpg)

Transfers (http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/purpinklemonkeys/Dafuges%20Challenge/10-20-2007_16-58-20.jpg)

The loss of Daniels to a fractured arm in the last game of pre-season was a big blow as he was playing brilliantly at the WBL position.

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
Harrow 2 - 1 Maidenhead
Hutchinson
Ephraim

Harrow 0 - 3 AC Oulu

Harrow 2 - 0 Harrow U18s
Ephraim (2)

Harrow 2 - 1 Harrow Reserves
Ephraim
Hutchinson

Harrow 3 - 2 Boreham Wood
Hutchinson (2)
Maher</pre>

My two strikers are awesome. No two ways about it. Ephraim is a genius on loan from my feeder club, West Ham, and Hutchinson was a free transfer who rules.

Murrayzoster
20-10-2007, 08:17
http://img511.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dafugechallengeow2.jpg

Finished 11th Not Too Bad.

Jordanknox
20-10-2007, 08:19
Chelmsford-End of season screnshots-2008/2009
Table (http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4382/tablerw9.png)
Squad (http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/8965/squadav0.png)
Matthew Cassidy (http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5548/cassidywi3.png)
El Zhar (http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/4852/elzharoc8.png)
Medi Elito (http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8301/elitonr9.png)
James Harrison (http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6749/harrisonkm8.png)
James Sinclair (http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/4306/sinclairtw8.png)

Conference season has started well with Chelmsford sitting top after 2 wins.

DaveHammer
20-10-2007, 08:27
After a long day at work,am now ready to carry on. Anyone else spend their workday dray dreaming about tactics,players etc. Or am i losing the plot? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

DaveHammer
20-10-2007, 08:29
Originally posted by DaveHammer:
After a long day at work,am now ready to carry on. Anyone else spend their workday dray dreaming about tactics,players etc. Or am i losing the plot? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

DAY dreaming of course http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Joshisapoolie
20-10-2007, 08:34
Right then!!! Just got back from ASDA and I plan on diving straight into the challenge http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Just holidaying as I type. Not sure which team I'll settle with, but hopefully they can command my attention for a decent period of time!!

I've chosen a large database, which should be a good laugh on my dinosaur of a comp http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif See you all for my first season update in about May http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Stay tuned for my profile http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

lee50_10
20-10-2007, 08:52
mines holidaying now do i get added to the website as a player once i post my profile and team? thanks

dafuge
20-10-2007, 08:54
Originally posted by lee50_10:
mines holidaying now do i get added to the website as a player once i post my profile and team? thanks

You add yourself to the website, just register and fill in your details http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

lee50_10
20-10-2007, 09:00
ok do we just register where it says welcome guest is that where we enter what club we are etc?

NepentheZ
20-10-2007, 09:10
Hey guys... would like to give a few updates, but they dont really warrant Screenies. How do i do the thing Monkeys did, where i save the data to notepad? i remember from games of old where there was a dropdown menu in the top right of the screen, but its not there anymore.

Anyhelp?

dafuge
20-10-2007, 09:19
Originally posted by lee50_10:
ok do we just register where it says welcome guest is that where we enter what club we are etc?

Yes, register first, then add the update with your club etc.

aston_martin
20-10-2007, 09:31
Right, I have decided to say that I am ending this game until the patch comes out, I am finding it nearly impossible to get any consistency with the CD the way it is. Will start as soon as the patch comes out though.

Master T
20-10-2007, 09:39
Bruce-Smith takes control of Bedford Town

Thought i would have another go at this as i couldn't get into it last year.

Bedford seem quite dung but obviously its going to be like that, but I'm sure i can turn that around dum dum dum .... to be continued.

Profile (http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2706/bedfordmanagerprofilehw7.jpg)

Alurny
20-10-2007, 09:46
Originally posted by aston_martin:
Right, I have decided to say that I am ending this game until the patch comes out, I am finding it nearly impossible to get any consistency with the CD the way it is. Will start as soon as the patch comes out though.

Have you tried using default tactics? Its working wonders for me!

zutcorp
20-10-2007, 09:49
Tiverton Town - Conf South - Season review 08/09

league position 10th - 56 pts - 57-53 goals
Top scorer: Cherno Samba 31 in league
MVP: Samba
Best cup run: Setanta 2nd round

Overall: Not too shabby, but heavily dependant on the loans.

ScottishSteven
20-10-2007, 09:50
End of season update

Team: Mangotsfield United
Division: Blue Square South
Year: 08/09
Pre-Season Prediction: 22nd
Final Position: 3rd (Playoffs)

Well, after last years fun with Gateshead and AFC Telford, I really felt that this year I had to try and take on as big a challenge as possible.

So Mangotsfield United is where I ended up, with a lowley rep of 850, it looked like being a long, hard, but fairly enjoyable slog! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

With no players, no staff, no money, and no hope it seemed, I set about bringing in just about anyone and everyone I could.

I already had Cheltenham as a Parent club, and took a lot of their players on loan, who all turned out to be even worse than the rubbish I had signed permanently!

Pre-season went ok, only losing 3-1 to a Man Utd reserve team that included Scholes, Giggs and Park!

The season started well too, with 4 wins and 6 draws in our 1st ten matches. This is too easy I thought!!....

Then October came. And the injuries piled up. Plus, it seems that most of the players I signed didn't like playing in the rain, and as such we went on an awful run, slipping from 4th right down to 11th in a matter of 2 months.

The lowest points came in November, with the following spankings off Dorchester who were running away with the league, and Boston in the FA Trophy.

Dorchester hammering (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dorchesterspankage09gl9.png)

Even worse Boston hammering (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bostonspankage09ek7.png)

I decided enough was enough, and promptly booted Cheltenham into touch as my parent club, and was delighted to get Cardiff (who had been promoted to the EPL) as my spanking new Daddy club!

Straight away they sent me Matt Green on loan, who along with new free signing Jordan Stepien, turned out to be our saviours!!

Matt Green (http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mattgreen09to4.png)

Jordan Stepien (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jordanstepien09wv7.png)

From there we pushed on, and only lost 1 game in the whole of 2009, to a very dodgy offside decision in the last minute of a 2-1 defeat by Thurrock.

Highlights of the run included thumping Welling for 6, and beating 2nd placed Ebbsfleet 4-1, who were giving Dorchester a run for their money up until then.

Ebbsfleet win (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ebbsfleetwin09qe1.png)

Welling demolition (http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wellingwin09jk6.png)

By the end of the regular season, we had finished in 3rd, which meant the dreaded playoffs, for which I will do a mini update as soon as I play them. Hopefully it wont be too mini though!! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

League Table (http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=leaguetable0809qk9.png)

League Graph (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=leaguegraph0809gd3.png)

Transfers (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=transfers0809rc8.png)

Club Info (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=clubinfo0809la4.png)

Club Captain - Sean Hessey (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=seanhessey09iz9.png)

Squad (http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=squad0809di1.png)


Wish me luck in the playoffs folks!!

Alurny
20-10-2007, 09:53
Originally posted by zutcorp:
Tiverton Town - Conf South - Season review 08/09

league position 10th - 56 pts - 57-53 goals
Top scorer: Cherno Samba 31 in league
MVP: Samba
Best cup run: Setanta 2nd round

Overall: Not too shabby, but heavily dependant on the loans.

Dont forget your screenshots! http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Good luck for next season!

aston_martin
20-10-2007, 09:53
Originally posted by Alurny:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by aston_martin:
Right, I have decided to say that I am ending this game until the patch comes out, I am finding it nearly impossible to get any consistency with the CD the way it is. Will start as soon as the patch comes out though.

Have you tried using default tactics? Its working wonders for me! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hate using those, need to use my own tactic or I feel like a cheat http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif however I take back that I am ending the game, that was jus a bit of upset after seeing worksop's DC walk to the edge of the box and score.

aston_martin
20-10-2007, 09:55
By the way, not calling you a cheat, just that I'm a bit of a tactic's freak myself http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

aston_martin
20-10-2007, 09:58
Oh, also do you make any changes to the default at all?

Alurny
20-10-2007, 10:06
Originally posted by aston_martin:
Oh, also do you make any changes to the default at all?

Nothing bar lower creative freedom.

It seems I was over complicating things.

I have no player instructions and default tactic instructions (which looks like the odd tiny tweak in team instructions).

Strange really. I spent all pre season creating my own tactic and out of shear frustration put on the defaults and everything turned around.

4-4-2 diamond v the poor/good teams
3-2-3-2 Against the big teams (Changing to a 3-3-2-2 if I take the lead) (Based on the 5-3-2 counter default)

Just what I do personally. I usually make my own tactic and work with that but I am yet to get any of them working in 2008! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

aston_martin
20-10-2007, 10:08
May try that then http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SeanH91
20-10-2007, 10:09
Season Round Up - Gateshead - 09/10

Excellent season here! Finished 2nd, 1 point behind top when I was expected to be relegated. Got to the playoff final only to be beat 2-1 by Rochdale, who scored a 91st minute winner http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
Ryan Donaldson, Dave Edwards and Stuart Bath, all on loan from Newcastle, all had an excellent season, Donaldson top scoring with 32 goals, 24 in the league. Best cup run was Setanta shield, which I got into quarter finals.

High hopes for next season, hopefully I will be able to re-sign loan players from Newcastle again http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Final League Table (http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/6944/leagueyi7.jpg)

Play Off Final (http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2550/poffmg8.jpg)

Ryan Donaldson (http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2841/donqh2.jpg)

Squad (http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/9639/squadpe1.jpg)

lee50_10
20-10-2007, 10:12
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee303/lee50_10/profile.jpg

just started tried loading up a few times kepy getting the same clubs so i chose 1.

zutcorp
20-10-2007, 10:14
Right, some images was requested:

Samba The Goal Hero (http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=3yxexwzsdnk&thumb=4)

League (http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=d13y2wz51yt&thumb=4)



The records! (http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=6wodxdkhjxi&thumb=4)

Crispypaul
20-10-2007, 10:14
Originally posted by dafuge:
Where has Nathan Jarman gone?

Grimsby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Jarman)

BTW I'll be starting this in a few weeks once I'm done with exams. Didn't complete the 07 challenge in the end...

aston_martin
20-10-2007, 10:18
Alurny is it the diamond with wingers or CM's you use?

lee50_10
20-10-2007, 10:18
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee303/lee50_10/Team.jpg

thats my team all greys promoted the only under 18s to start filling my squad.

Alurny
20-10-2007, 10:19
Originally posted by aston_martin:
May try that then http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

A couple of other things working for me:

- If I take the lead I drop my AMC in the diamond to MC or in the other tactic one of my MC's to a DMC.

- Opposition instructions: Target their key man. Break him. Hard tackle and closing down seems to work for me.

- Be wary of their strikers, look at their history and target the one most in form.

- Leading in the last 10 mins I always bring on another CB.

migwar
20-10-2007, 10:19
dont you just hate these stupid, over-inflated ratings? check out his last rating...

Rene Howe (http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l254/migwar/dafuge/renehowe2.jpg)

shocking...

Alurny
20-10-2007, 10:20
Originally posted by aston_martin:
Alurny is it the diamond with wingers or CM's you use?

Wingers. No arrows. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

(I have used this tactic for years- well made my own versions of it.)

Use your midfielders wisely. Dropping back the AMC or pushing up the DMC can be the difference maker! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Alurny
20-10-2007, 10:21
Originally posted by migwar:
dont you just hate these stupid, over-inflated ratings? check out his last rating...

Rene Howe (http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l254/migwar/dafuge/renehowe2.jpg)

shocking...

Strange he is doing really well for me. Peterborough your feeder club?

He is pretty violent though. Gets booked every game! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

aston_martin
20-10-2007, 10:32
Thanks Alurny, just done this and won 2-1 woohoo go me!.

Thanks a lot for the tips and quick replies http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif in that case go Alurny!

wisla_krakow
20-10-2007, 10:45
Decided to take up the FM08 version of the challenge in parallel to finishing the FM07 one, and this year it's Billericay that have won my choice and hopefully I can bring them success http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Managers Profile (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10202007193321ah1.jpg)

Been in the job nearly 3 weeks now, made quite a few signings, the biggest name (relating to heroes of previous challenges) is Darryl Knights. Got a decent squad, however lost all 3 games from my Scottish tour so far, hopefully can expand the squad some more, and when we return to England for some friendlies we can pick up some wins.

migwar
20-10-2007, 10:59
Originally posted by Alurny:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by migwar:
dont you just hate these stupid, over-inflated ratings? check out his last rating...

Rene Howe (http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l254/migwar/dafuge/renehowe2.jpg)

shocking...

Strange he is doing really well for me. Peterborough your feeder club?

He is pretty violent though. Gets booked every game! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

parent club, yeah. most of my loanee's are pretty rubbish, then again, most of my players are rubbish. in the last 5 games i've scored 4 and conceded 20...

butts
20-10-2007, 11:01
Originally posted by apg26:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by butts:
Getting the new game today and was just wondering will Banbury United-Southern Premier-rep:800 ever get promoted?

Yes, I've seen them promoted. In fact, I think I still have a 'Holiday Man' savegame with them in it. I'll see if I can get it uploaded somewhere, if you're interested. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
If you still have it you would be an absolute legend if you uploaded it mate.

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 11:03
Originally posted by ScottishSteven:
End of season update

Team: Mangotsfield United
Division: Blue Square South
Year: 08/09
Pre-Season Prediction: 22nd
Final Position: 3rd (Playoffs)

Well, after last years fun with Gateshead and AFC Telford, I really felt that this year I had to try and take on as big a challenge as possible.

So Mangotsfield United is where I ended up, with a lowley rep of 850, it looked like being a long, hard, but fairly enjoyable slog! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

With no players, no staff, no money, and no hope it seemed, I set about bringing in just about anyone and everyone I could.

I already had Cheltenham as a Parent club, and took a lot of their players on loan, who all turned out to be even worse than the rubbish I had signed permanently!

Pre-season went ok, only losing 3-1 to a Man Utd reserve team that included Scholes, Giggs and Park!

The season started well too, with 4 wins and 6 draws in our 1st ten matches. This is too easy I thought!!....

Then October came. And the injuries piled up. Plus, it seems that most of the players I signed didn't like playing in the rain, and as such we went on an awful run, slipping from 4th right down to 11th in a matter of 2 months.

The lowest points came in November, with the following spankings off Dorchester who were running away with the league, and Boston in the FA Trophy.

Dorchester hammering (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dorchesterspankage09gl9.png)

Even worse Boston hammering (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bostonspankage09ek7.png)

I decided enough was enough, and promptly booted Cheltenham into touch as my parent club, and was delighted to get Cardiff (who had been promoted to the EPL) as my spanking new Daddy club!

Straight away they sent me Matt Green on loan, who along with new free signing Jordan Stepien, turned out to be our saviours!!

Matt Green (http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mattgreen09to4.png)

Jordan Stepien (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jordanstepien09wv7.png)

From there we pushed on, and only lost 1 game in the whole of 2009, to a very dodgy offside decision in the last minute of a 2-1 defeat by Thurrock.

Highlights of the run included thumping Welling for 6, and beating 2nd placed Ebbsfleet 4-1, who were giving Dorchester a run for their money up until then.

Ebbsfleet win (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ebbsfleetwin09qe1.png)

Welling demolition (http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wellingwin09jk6.png)

By the end of the regular season, we had finished in 3rd, which meant the dreaded playoffs, for which I will do a mini update as soon as I play them. Hopefully it wont be too mini though!! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

League Table (http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=leaguetable0809qk9.png)

League Graph (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=leaguegraph0809gd3.png)

Transfers (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=transfers0809rc8.png)

Club Info (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=clubinfo0809la4.png)

Club Captain - Sean Hessey (http://img136.imageshack.us/my.php?image=seanhessey09iz9.png)

Squad (http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=squad0809di1.png)


Wish me luck in the playoffs folks!!

Brilliant update http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Love the detail http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Good luck in the playoffs http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

paulsgruff
20-10-2007, 11:04
AFC Hornchurch - Blue Square South - December 2008

My season has been surprisingly successful so far. My best signing has easily been my goalkeeper Gareth Williams (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/garethwilliamsdecember.jpg) who has produced some amazing displays and kept 11 clean sheets along the way so far and is the main reason why I am currently sitting in 9th in the table.

League Table (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/tabledecember.jpg) - Results so far (excluding friendlies) (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/fixturesbedember.jpg)

I have thinned down my squad (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/squaddecember.jpg) into a first team and reserves, but my reserves are getting increasingly unhappy at the lack of football so I may be forced to try and offload a few in January to prevent them from upsetting other players.

Going well so far though, I can still realistically aim for a playoff place if I can keep this sort of form up, but I have a feeling that a few injuries will totally destroy our season - my players aren't getting the best match ratings as it is at the moment so it seems like it's only a matter of time before the good run comes to an end.

dafuge
20-10-2007, 11:10
A nice little addition to the game (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/25409.jpg)

ManU@oldtrafford
20-10-2007, 11:17
Originally posted by dafuge:
A nice little addition to the game (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/25409.jpg)

I know looks great http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif
but I have not made it that far

wisla_krakow
20-10-2007, 11:33
Decent pre-season overall, won 5, drew 1 and lost 5. Work to be done, the wins and losses often seemed by big margins too, not really any close games as of yet.

Knights and on-loan Baidoo banging in the goals atm, hopefully they'll get some in our upcoming league fixture with Merthyr Tydfil http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

ScottishSteven
20-10-2007, 11:33
Originally posted by dafuge:
A nice little addition to the game (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/25409.jpg)

I thought so too. Took me a while to figure out to click at the vote bit at the bottom thought... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Update on my Playoffs after the rugby... Suffice to say, they were... emotional. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

dafuge
20-10-2007, 11:42
Season 2008/09 Review - Chippenham Town in the Blue Square South

Final League Table (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/league2509.jpg)
League Positions Graph (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/leaguepos2509.jpg)

I was predicted to finish 22nd at the start of the season, so this was a great first season with Chippenham. Things were a little shaky at first while I was experimenting with tactics and players, but after I had found a style of play that worked and made a few new additions to the squad the results started going my way.

Squad (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/squad2509.jpg)
Transfers (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/transfers2509.jpg)

I started the season with just s few youth players, so I had to go out and sign myself a whole squad in time for the new season. I was lucky enough to get Bristol Rovers as a parent club and the two players they sent me became important first team players. The rest of the squad were all signed on free transfers, with a couple of non-English British players joining on trial first.

Club Information (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/clubinfo2509.jpg)

The value of the club has risen around £50k since the start of the season, with the bank balance also rising by about £40k despite being over my wage budget by £600.

I'm facing Salisbury in the playoff semi final which looks like a tough game but our league games resulted in a 3-1 win and 4-3 loss so I could be in with a chance.

dafuge
20-10-2007, 11:43
Originally posted by ScottishSteven:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
A nice little addition to the game (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/25409.jpg)

I thought so too. Took me a while to figure out to click at the vote bit at the bottom thought... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Me too, I was clicking all over the place trying to vote.

ManU@oldtrafford
20-10-2007, 11:48
Originally posted by wisla_krakow:
Decent pre-season overall, won 5, drew 1 and lost 5. Work to be done, the wins and losses often seemed by big margins too, not really any close games as of yet.

Knights and on-loan Baidoo banging in the goals atm, hopefully they'll get some in our upcoming league fixture with Merthyr Tydfil http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

great strikers don't know how you got them make chances and they will bang them in http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

wisla_krakow
20-10-2007, 11:55
Originally posted by ManU@oldtrafford:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wisla_krakow:
Decent pre-season overall, won 5, drew 1 and lost 5. Work to be done, the wins and losses often seemed by big margins too, not really any close games as of yet.

Knights and on-loan Baidoo banging in the goals atm, hopefully they'll get some in our upcoming league fixture with Merthyr Tydfil http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

great strikers don't know how you got them make chances and they will bang them in http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Got QPR as a parent club, Baidoo was their only player interested in joining (which has worked out well!), and suprised I got Knights, he wasn't interested when I offered a contract, but still accepted it anyway http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Kirk Hudson also looking good coming up to the season.

ScottishSteven
20-10-2007, 11:55
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:

Brilliant update http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Love the detail http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Good luck in the playoffs http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Thanks mate, it's appreciated. Took me a wee while to get it done. Actually knew you would like the extra detail. Others just like to see the league tables and thats about it...

Will do my playoffs update soon...

Americano
20-10-2007, 11:55
Profile (http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5737/profilebi9.jpg)

Let's see how Merthyr Tydfill survives.

I'm excited even it looks like a really impossible challenge.

dafuge
20-10-2007, 12:00
Playoff Semi Final Leg 1 (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/semil18509.jpg)

Not a great result, but it's not over yet.

Des Tiny
20-10-2007, 12:04
Well now you guys are making me want 08 more and more, I might just go and hide to put in some effort for another season as Gateshead. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Scoham
20-10-2007, 12:06
What are the best badges and kits for the 3 feeder league clubs? Any links?

dafuge
20-10-2007, 12:08
Originally posted by Scoham:
What are the best badges and kits for the 3 feeder league clubs? Any links?

I haven't found any made specifically for FM08 yet, I could send you the ones I have modified from FM07 in the meantime if you want.

Scoham
20-10-2007, 12:16
Got it, thanks. Where did you get the kits from? They'll do for now, seem to look ok in your screenshot.

dafuge
20-10-2007, 12:16
Playoff Semi Final Leg 2 (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/semil212509.jpg)

Great result, although I'm going to miss my star player in the final.

Des Tiny
20-10-2007, 12:18
Originally posted by dafuge:
Playoff Semi Final Leg 2 (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/semil212509.jpg)

Great result, although I'm going to miss my star player in the final.


Wow Dafuge is it just me or do you have someone sent off in every single game?

dafuge
20-10-2007, 12:18
Originally posted by Scoham:
Got it, thanks. Where did you get the kits from? They'll do for now, seem to look ok in your screenshot.

This is where I get my kits from (http://www.sortitoutsi.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=21038&st=0)

dafuge
20-10-2007, 12:20
Originally posted by Des Tiny:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
Playoff Semi Final Leg 2 (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/semil212509.jpg)

Great result, although I'm going to miss my star player in the final.


Wow Dafuge is it just me or do you have someone sent off in every single game? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nearly (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/reds13509.jpg) http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Mochard
20-10-2007, 12:27
Well just as I was getting into it http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Its all over (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e67/Mochard/2-ManagerSacked.jpg)

Looks like I will have to start again

dafuge
20-10-2007, 12:29
Originally posted by Mochard:
Well just as I was getting into it http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Its all over (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e67/Mochard/2-ManagerSacked.jpg)

Looks like I will have to start again

That makes me angry http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Des Tiny
20-10-2007, 12:31
Well it tells me I really shouldn't choose them when I begin my game cause chances are I will get fired...hmmm Sucks dude hope you have better luck this time.

michael91
20-10-2007, 12:32
Mangotsfield - 2008/09 - Preseason

Frienly Results (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=preseasonjc0.jpg)

Fulham Reserves Game (http://img210.imageshack.us/my.php?image=friendlyfulhamresqy5.jpg)

August 2008/09

Results So Far (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=resultsupuntill1stseptgd2.jpg)

Table (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=table1stseptmj4.jpg)

Transfers in/out (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=transferssc7.jpg)

Squad (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=transferssc7.jpg)

SeanH91
20-10-2007, 12:41
I noticed you have got the mighty Winterton aswell dafuge, thought I would post a screenie of how he looks after 2 seasons.

Chris Winterton (http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2276/wintertonts0.jpg)

I've just started my third season, still in the Blue Square Premier but things are looking up after being named 2nd favourites to win the league. Played 3 games so far, won 1 and drew 2, so unbeaten start for me http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Hope it continues. I will post my transfers and league standings in October time.

Alurny
20-10-2007, 12:46
Originally posted by aston_martin:
Thanks Alurny, just done this and won 2-1 woohoo go me!.

Thanks a lot for the tips and quick replies http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif in that case go Alurny!

Glad to hear it has helped! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

dafuge
20-10-2007, 12:49
Playoff Final (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/final24509.jpg)

Absolutely gutted http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Craig Williams
20-10-2007, 12:50
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
Meet, (at least until the patch comes out), the new manager of Chippenham (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=JimbOKavprofile.jpg).

Unfortunately, my position is a little precarious from the off due to my Chairman's status (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=ChippenhamInfo.jpg).

Some things never change. (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=23goals.jpg)

KYLE WILSON! What a legend http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Will get straight into this when I get the game

SeanH91
20-10-2007, 12:50
Originally posted by dafuge:
Playoff Final (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/final24509.jpg)

Absolutely gutted http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

awww unlucky mate. You'll go up next season, believe! lol

Alexani
20-10-2007, 12:59
I've started the season in a horrible way. Looks like a struggle to stay up, which is not what I had in mind.

I also managed to get into the hall of shame by selling a mindblowing 36 season tickets.

ManU@oldtrafford
20-10-2007, 13:04
Originally posted by Alexani:
I also managed to get into the hall of shame by selling a mindblowing 36 season tickets.

I sold 46 or 47 but my fans wish they got more I'm 2nd now in late november and the cup run is picking up after I beat boston

dafuge
20-10-2007, 13:04
Damn these fans are hard to impress (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/1609.jpg)

Konquest
20-10-2007, 13:11
Just scored direclty from a corner... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

migwar
20-10-2007, 13:16
dafuge

good comeback in the playoff final http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

shame about the penalties http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

and that 1-1 draw stuff in the confidence thing is ridiculous. you beat them, didn't you??

dafuge
20-10-2007, 13:17
Originally posted by migwar:
dafuge

good comeback in the playoff final http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

shame about the penalties http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

and that 1-1 draw stuff in the confidence thing is ridiculous. you beat them, didn't you??

In the second leg, yes.

paulsgruff
20-10-2007, 13:17
AFC Hornchurch - Blue Square South - End of First Season
My season was a success in terms of actually surviving in the division, but extremely mediocre in comparison to some of the rest of you that seems to be pushing for playoff spots in the first season.

My squad (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/squadfinal.jpg) finished quite small, mainly because I had a solid first team and several players that just weren't good enough to push their way in - yet still got unhappy in their crapness. So alot of them have spent a vast majority of the second half of the season rotting in the reserves on the transfer list.

Overview (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/overviewfinal.jpg) - Confidence (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/confidencefinal.jpg)

My final league position (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/leaguetablefinal.jpg) was 10th, but could have been far better if we hadn't managed to draw as many games as we did, despite constantly creating far more chances than the opposition. The positions graph (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/graphfinal.jpg) shows how we were consistantly average throughout the year. However with a few signing I think we can be looking to push for the playoffs next season, especially now the players are getting used to play with each other.

I have put together a squad where a vast majority of the player have a determination rating above 15, and many with over 15 in pace also, and these alone seemed to have got us some points off far superior opposition. In the summer I plan on looking for more players that are also have 15+ in determination and pace, but that are overall better than the players currently playing in their positions. Transfers in and out (http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff262/paulsgruff_fm/transfersfinal.jpg) - This list only excludes my impressive goalkeeper Gareth Williams who was signed on a free transfer and wouldn't fit on the screen.

I will post another update at the start of the new season showing my summer ins/outs and new board expectations. Also I will hopefully be able to figure out what on earth is wrong with my config file that is stopping my Hornchurch kits from showing when every other kit from the kit pack is showing perfectly and all the id's seem to be correct (and having reloaded the skin many times with cache off).

SeanH91
20-10-2007, 13:22
Originally posted by migwar:
dafuge

good comeback in the playoff final http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

shame about the penalties http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

and that 1-1 draw stuff in the confidence thing is ridiculous. you beat them, didn't you??

talk about ridiculous, look at this (http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4495/ddddl7.jpg)

they say they're dissappointed that im not making an attempt to fulfil there long term plans, yet im in the league above where they want to be http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

if i get sacked 'cos of this i'll be well ****ed.

wisla_krakow
20-10-2007, 13:22
Great start to the season, 3 wins out of 3 \o/.

Beat Merthyr Tydfill 1-0 away, Baidoo scoring the winner before going off injured.

Then beat Eastbourne Boro 4-1 and Worcester 3-0 at home, great results, and the Hudson/Knights partnership for those two games got 5 goals between them http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Hopefully we can keep up our strong start.

Gilbster
20-10-2007, 13:36
Great, I have just been given the award of doom (http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/5904/hendonmommay09rl3.jpg) a day before my last league match of the season.

Currently in 4th place on goal difference so need a win to get into the playoffs, so hope the standard curse for the award doesnt apply here.

johnnyquest409
20-10-2007, 13:55
Right then, I'm ready to start.
Chosen Guiseley Town, because I live about 5 minutes from their ground, and I don't feel the need to prove that I'm a real man http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Here's my profile (http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j65/johnnyquest409/guiseley/profile.jpg), hopefully everthing is in order.

I'm having a little trouble registering on the website at the moment, I haven't received a verification code, but I've sent an email to Allan so hopefully that should be sorted pretty soon.

Konquest
20-10-2007, 13:57
Good luck Johnnyquest! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

wisla_krakow
20-10-2007, 13:58
Bah, after all Knights' hard work (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10202007225737de4.jpg)

Mochard
20-10-2007, 14:00
Right - started again with Boreham Wood.

They dont appear to have a team, so will be fun raiding the free transfers to make my own.

My profile (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e67/Mochard/1-ManagerProfile-1.jpg)

Pilot
20-10-2007, 14:06
After 10 reloads I finally found my "under 1000" team. Starting at Chippenham.

It looks like a raceteam without drivers and cars, but that should change in the coming day(s).

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee165/Mr_Pilot/profile1.jpg[/IMG]]My profile (http://%5BIMG)

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 14:07
So after fannying around with a number of different teams and 2 different database sizes and half a day of re-loading, Jimb O'Kav (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Boreham%20Wood%200809/?action=view&current=Profile.jpg) is unveiled as the new manager of Boreham Wood.

I have a feeling that I might be able to patch this one and continue, so maybe this will be a longer game than I first thought and that is the reason why I have taken so long in getting the right team.

Boreham Wood. Conference North August 2008.

Normally I finish of pre-season by smashing 10 or 12 goals past my U18's. As we had only scraped past them on penalties earlier in our warm-up, I decided that something else was needed.

8 goals conceded in 2 games against our parent clubs, (Watford & Arsenal), was not exactly what I had in mind, and neither were the 4 that we shipped against 2 carp teams that are so carp I'm not even going to mention who they were.

It must of worked upon though, as our competetive games played went like this.

(A) Wood 1 Welling 0.
Graz.

(A) Wood 2 St Albans 2.
Graz (2).

(H) Wood 1 Fisher 0.
Graz.

(H) Wood 1 Newport Co 3.
Graz.

(A) Wood 2 Thurrock 0.
Ash, Vincent.

(H) Wood 5 Bognor 1.
Ash, Graz (2), Lopez, Caddick.

Current league position 4th.

Graz (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Boreham%20Wood%200809/?action=view&current=GrazAug08.jpg) is a bit of a legend, (in real life), round these parts, as it was his goals that fired the local club to promotion to the football league. He went to school round here with my little brother and returned to glory at his local club. You couldn't write it could you. Now in the twilight of his career http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif, he seems to have more than ebough about him to cause the Conference South defences a problem or two.

With the help of Graz, I am attempting to do something in FM that I have never tried before. I am trying to get 1 player to tutour another player. Graz is the senior pro, and I am trying to get him to pass on some of his worldly wisdom, (and PPM's), (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Boreham%20Wood%200809/?action=view&current=GrazPPMs.jpg) to young Caddick (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Boreham%20Wood%200809/?action=view&current=CaddickAug08.jpg).

Answers on a postcard to email in profile in anyone KNOWS how tutouring works. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

All in all, a first few tentative steps in the right direction I would say http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 14:13
Originally posted by dafuge:
A nice little addition to the game (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/25409.jpg)

Wow http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif!

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 14:17
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mochard:
Well just as I was getting into it http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Its all over (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e67/Mochard/2-ManagerSacked.jpg)

Looks like I will have to start again

That makes me angry http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Who mentioned Staines http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif?

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 14:19
Originally posted by dafuge:
Playoff Final (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/final24509.jpg)

Absolutely gutted http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

That is tough. Especially with your 2 guys missing through suspensions.

Can't believe you had 12 red cards!

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 14:20
Originally posted by dafuge:
Damn these fans are hard to impress (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/1609.jpg)

They're having a giggle aren't they http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif!

dafuge
20-10-2007, 14:20
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mochard:
Well just as I was getting into it http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Its all over (http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e67/Mochard/2-ManagerSacked.jpg)

Looks like I will have to start again

That makes me angry http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Who mentioned Staines http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yellow card for bad language

dafuge
20-10-2007, 14:21
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dafuge:
Damn these fans are hard to impress (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/1609.jpg)

They're having a giggle aren't they http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Most of them were early on in the season when I was experimenting with hard tackling high up the pitch.

Scab
20-10-2007, 14:22
Guess who my parent club agreed to loan me?

Say hello to Gary Glen (http://static.pici.se/pictures/FVutACqnW.png). http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Still topping the league. Can't see that changing with this guy upfront.

Gilbster
20-10-2007, 14:28
Hendon - Conference South - End of Season 08/09

I have an expectation of a 4 year plan to win the Conference South. Although by points I wasnt close, I feel like it wsa a solid season. Shame it took 10 matches to record my first win though.

After getting the Manager of the Month award a day before my last league game I felt sure my playoff charge was over. Somehow we beat Thurrock 3-0 to qualify for the playoffs.

Playoff results were:

Semi Final vs St Albans

St Albans 2-2 Hendon Leg 1
Hendon 2-1 St Albans Leg 2
Aggregrate Hendon win 4-3

Final vs AFC Wimbledon

Very dissapointing match, which we lost 1-0, so its another season in the Conference South for me.

Was given a choice of Leyton Orient and West Ham as parent clubs, and chose the Hammers. They sent me Kyel Reid, and then I borrowed a young goalkeeper from them for the season. Hoping for more goodies next season.

Screenshots

Final League Table (http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7885/hendon0809finaltablevb4.jpg)
Graph (http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/215/hendon0809graphnk4.jpg)
Star Striker - Jon Newby (http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7885/hendon0809starplayerlb8.jpg)
Final Transfers list for the season (http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/4407/hendon0809transferjs1.jpg)
Confidence for Competitions (http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4953/hendon0809confidencevl8.jpg)

dafuge
20-10-2007, 14:29
Originally posted by Scab:
Guess who my parent club agreed to loan me?

Say hello to Gary Glen (http://static.pici.se/pictures/FVutACqnW.png). http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Still topping the league. Can't see that changing with this guy upfront.

He should score for fun in that league

butts
20-10-2007, 14:31
Has anyone uploaded any rare sub 1000 teams saved games yet? Around 30 reloads and still not a sign of one

aston_martin
20-10-2007, 14:37
Made quite a long post about not doing this challenge until the patch comes out due to my management/tactical style, however my IE crashed and I lost it, so in short I will not be managing in the LL's until the patch is out.

Jimbokav1971
20-10-2007, 14:38
Originally posted by butts:
Has anyone uploaded any rare sub 1000 teams saved games yet? Around 30 reloads and still not a sign of one

Yeah. They may not be on the website yet because I think Allan is away, but if you look between pages 3-6 of the thread you will find a few.

Alurny
20-10-2007, 14:44
13 games to go!

Hopefully it will be end of season 1 tonight! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

[On a side note I need to play less! I have an exam and assignments to do. Might have to limit my play to weekends only!]

Master T
20-10-2007, 14:45
Bedford – 08/09 Pre-season

Only had 2 pre season fixtures, one against Northwich and one against Arsenal Reserves, lost both but I still didn’t have team ready.

Vs Northwich (http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/4236/bedfordvsnorthwichms5.jpg)

Vs Arsenal Ressies (http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/1795/bedfordvsarsenalreshb1.jpg)

August Update

Started off alright, couple of draws and then a win against the almighty Fisher, but i haven't got a win in 3 games http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif but just got some good signings, including Marcus Stewart http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif he better do something, also got Grazioli and Rob Clare. So hopefully these signings can turn my season around.

wisla_krakow
20-10-2007, 14:52
Kept up the fantastic start to the season, 8 games gone: 7 wins, 1 loss http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif.

Darryl Knights with 11 goals so far this season, easily the cream of my signings so far http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

butts
20-10-2007, 14:52
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by butts:
Has anyone uploaded any rare sub 1000 teams saved games yet? Around 30 reloads and still not a sign of one

Yeah. They may not be on the website yet because I think Allan is away, but if you look between pages 3-6 of the thread you will find a few. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Cheers Jim

Alurny
20-10-2007, 15:01
Can I just check something:

We can sign foreign players from domestic leagues correct?

Its just an aging Dutch player is interested in joining me from a championship club and I just want to make sure its ok.

butts
20-10-2007, 15:03
After all the holidaying and reloading, i decided to download the mangotsfield saved game.

Profile (http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/57/10212007000104bo3.jpg)

dafuge
20-10-2007, 15:04
Originally posted by Alurny:
Can I just check something:

We can sign foreign players from domestic leagues correct?

Its just an aging Dutch player is interested in joining me from a championship club and I just want to make sure its ok.

Yes, that's fine. If you are signing a player from a domestic league you should be able to scout him whatever his nationality.

AcidBurn
20-10-2007, 15:05
I always fancied doing this challenge and now i will finally attempt it. So looks like its time for Stewart Gilligan Griffin to become a real man, after being unvieled as the new manager of Gloucester.

Gloucester (http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6239/gloucesterzh7.jpg)

Alurny
20-10-2007, 15:10
Originally posted by dafuge:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Alurny:
Can I just check something:

We can sign foreign players from domestic leagues correct?

Its just an aging Dutch player is interested in joining me from a championship club and I just want to make sure its ok.

Yes, that's fine. If you are signing a player from a domestic league you should be able to scout him whatever his nationality. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have a brand new captain then. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Lets hope he does ok for me!

AcidBurn
20-10-2007, 15:10
Sorry for the double post but the rules on transfers i am not clear on don't know if its because i am tired or what but I can only sign players that appear on my scout reports?

Or players that come on trail?

Thanks

dafuge
20-10-2007, 15:15
Originally posted by AcidBurn:
Sorry for the double post but the rules on transfers i am not clear on don't know if its because i am tired or what but I can only sign players that appear on my scout reports?

Or players that come on trail?

Thanks

You can sign any player for whom you can get a scout report, it doesn't matter how you find them. You do not need to wait for your scouts to discover them first, you can search for them.

If you are able to sign them on trial first, a scout report is not needed, this can be used to sign foreigners who you cannot get a scout report for. I've signed a few Scots this way.

Hope that clears it up.