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dafuge
18-10-2007, 09:38
The Aim

To take a small club who were previously unplayable in the game from the Blue Square N/S to Premier League and Champions League glory.


The Rules

Load a game with the English leagues only, with the Blue Square N/S selected, a large database (or smaller if preferred) and the attribute masking and the transfer boxes ticked. No additional players from any nation should be loaded. It should look like this. (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/setup.jpg)

The extra levels of detail that you can change while in the game are up to you, as they shouldn't make a difference.

Add yourself as an unemployed manager, the details are not important at all. I like to call mine 'Holiday Man'.

Go on holiday until 19th June, this shouldn't take that long, perhaps about an hour. Saving on 18th June may give you a better choice of teams by reloading the game then going on holiday for one day, I would strongly recommend trying this.

Retire your 'Holiday Man' manager, it's always a sad moment, a bit like when the farmer says 'that'll do pig, that'll do' at the end of Babe.

Add a new manager, the options are up to you but 'past experience' must be set to the lowest possible which is 'Sunday league footballer'. I understand that choosing different nationalities may have an effect later on, but I trust people will be sensible with this. I would expect people to use their own true nationalities.

Take over one of the new clubs promoted to the Blue Square North or South, they should appear in this list which also shows the reputation of the possible clubs. The reputation should act as a difficulty level, the lower the reputation, the harder your game should be. Everybody knows that real men manage a club with a reputation less than 1000 http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Isthmian Premier

AFC Hornchurch 900
AFC Wimbledon 1350
Ashford Town (Middx) 650
Billericay Town 1100
Boreham Wood 950
Carshalton Athletic 900
Chelmsford City 1250
East Thurrock United 600
Folkestone Invicta 700
Harlow Town 600
Harrow Borough 750
Hastings United 600
Hendon 900
Heybridge Swifts 850
Horsham 800
Leyton 700
Maidstone United 800
Margate 1100
Ramsgate 850
Staines Town 800
Tonbridge Angels 850
Wealdstone 700



Northern Premier

Ashton United 750
Buxton 850
Eastwood Town 850
Fleetwood Town 1000
Frickley Athletic 850
Gateshead 1200
Guiseley 1200
Hednesford Town 1300
Ilkeston Town 1050
Kendal Town 900
Leek Town 900
Lincoln United 850
Marine 1250
Matlock Town 1150
North Ferriby United 950
Ossett Town 900
Prescot Cables 1000
Stamford 1000
Whitby Town 1100
Witton Albion 1250
Worksop Town 1200



Southern Premier

Banbury United 800
Bashley 600
Bedford Town 1000
Brackley Town 400
Bromsgrove Rovers 700
Cheshunt 600
Chippenham Town 900
Cirencester Town 750
Clevedon Town 750
Corby Town 650
Gloucester City 800
Halesowen Town 900
Hemel Hempstead Town 800
Hitchin Town 1000
King's Lynn 1100
Mangotsfield United 850
Merthyr Tydfil 1100
Rugby Town 600
Swindon Supermarine 450
Team Bath 552
Tiverton Town 1000
Yate Town 650


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

You may not move clubs unless you are sacked.

If you get sacked, you can either take over a newly promoted club that satisfies the original criteria (check the club's league history), or just start again.

Any form of international management is not allowed, until you have completed the challenge.

There are no restrictions on assigning feeder/parent clubs.

To sign a player, you must be able to scout them, this doesn't mean you have to, just he must be accessible to your scouts. If you have a foreign player on a free transfer who is willing to come on trial, you do not need to be able to scout them.

No external utilities such as FMScout should be used and the database should be unedited. Should SI release a data update, this would be allowed. It is advised that people should update using the latest patches as they are released.


Rules for this Thread

Player naming is allowed. (This is a warning for those of you who do not wish to see this)

Discussion on tactics is allowed. (This is another warning for those of you who do not wish to see this)

Screenshots for anything are encouraged.

When you join the challenge, could you post a screenshot of your manager's profile on the 19th June Like this (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y134/dafuge/profile-1.jpg) .

Progress of your club should be documented using this thread, we want to hear the story of your club all the way through. Please keep us updated, even if you are doing really badly.

At the end of every season, could everyone post some kind of season review, including at least a screenshot of a league table and the clubs transfer page. If you give this a title in bold it makes it a bit easier to pick out.


The Website

Thanks to Allan our webmaster, we have our very own website: http://www.dafugeschallenge.com/

When taking part in the challenge you can register with the site which tracks your progress throughout the challenge. If you do not sign up to the website, your name will not appear on the list which I will regularly post in this thread.


How to Post a Screenshot

<UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI> While in FM, press the 'Prt Sc' button (usually next to F12 on your keyboard).

<LI> Open an image editing program such as Paint and paste the image

<LI> Save the file as a JPEG

<LI> Upload the image to an image hosting website such as Photobucket or Imageshack

<LI> Post the direct Url to the image here.
[/list]


Best of luck http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Joshisapoolie
18-10-2007, 09:40
Dibs on the first post http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Havent got the damn thing yet but I'll get straight into this when I do.

Gundo
18-10-2007, 09:41
That's super dafuge. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Any news when the website will be up and running?

aston_martin
18-10-2007, 09:47
wp Dafuge, here's to another year of this great challenge.

Will start as soon as I get the game, MON the Halesowen.

Good luck to everyone http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

dlnwba86
18-10-2007, 09:50
As i said yesterday, i began this challenge with Halesowen and thankfully it seems i guessed the correct set-up. Here's my Profile (http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r237/dln424/Profile-2.jpg).

After a torrid pre-season struggling to find a tactic of any use whatsoever, the first 3 league games weren't as bad as expected. A home defeat and two away draws sees us 16th after 3 games. Got 3 West Brom players on loan including Stuart Nicholson who is far too good at this level. Can't play too much tonight but thought i should register my start.

PS. I have scouts apply first time round to my advert.

westhamrob
18-10-2007, 09:51
havent got the game yet, but i will be AFC wimbledon, to get them back to were they deserve!!!

arsenaltops
18-10-2007, 09:51
I'll give this a go when i get round to buying 08 as i'm skint atm http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Oxslow
18-10-2007, 09:51
Count me in.

Thank you dafuge for all the work you put into this.

jamesf18
18-10-2007, 09:52
Will be having a stab at this again, when my gain eventually arrives!

Gilbster
18-10-2007, 09:55
Definitely going to give this a go, and am holidaying at the moment.

Never done this challenge before, but have been reading bits of lasts year thread with interest.

This should be fun.

Scoham
18-10-2007, 09:55
Screenshot of your profile should probably say 19th June, not 20th http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Going to holiday and see if Hastings United can be promoted, if not not I'll wait and see if they can if there's a data update with the patch.

If they gain promotion in anyones save any chance you could upload it please? If they do it'll be very rare as their reputation is so low.

aaberdeenn
18-10-2007, 10:02
Well done to dafuge and Allan for making this possible. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Will get my game up once I get my copy sometime next week.

Good luck to all.

(If anyone happens to have a team promoted with a low reputation which will be rare then I'm sure it would be appreciated if they could upload the save game)

westhamrob
18-10-2007, 10:08
week off next week, fm all the way http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 10:11
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)

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 10:12
Retire your 'Holiday Man' manager, it's always a sad moment, a bit like when the farmer says 'that'll do pig, that'll do' at the end of Babe.

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

NepentheZ
18-10-2007, 10:13
Thank god its up. I hadnt played the game yet waiting for this. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Im on holiday now....

dlnwba86
18-10-2007, 10:14
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)

How come you have knowledge of France, are you half french? Good luck by the way. My chairman is in the same mindset as yours.

aaberdeenn
18-10-2007, 10:17
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Retire your 'Holiday Man' manager, it's always a sad moment, a bit like when the farmer says 'that'll do pig, that'll do' at the end of Babe.

http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's what I thought, lol. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Supermas2
18-10-2007, 10:17
Holidaying the game at the moment - will prob be up and running either later this evening or Saturday (too busy tomorrow)

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

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 10:17
How come you have knowledge of France, are you half french? Good luck by the way. My chairman is in the same mindset as yours.

Do I have knowledge of France http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif?

So I do....... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

No idea.

Nationalities are N.Irish and Irish, (I have a choice of England, Ireland, Scotland, & N.Ireland).

Honestly have no idea.

bennyd81
18-10-2007, 10:36
i'm in, holidaying now...

spotg
18-10-2007, 10:43
Will be interested to see how people get on, especially if anyone takes over Buxton.

I'll be in the San Marino thread (assuming Ter ever starts it .. ), and if I complete/get bored of that one, I'll be back in Slovenia for Gundo's challenge.

Good luck all http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Top Gooner
18-10-2007, 10:45
LOL, I am a real man I will take control of an under 1000er.. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

iseemonsters
18-10-2007, 10:46
Good luck to all! http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

I'm holidaying now while I cook my dinner. I think I'm just a little bit too excited about starting this challenge...

jankoller
18-10-2007, 10:46
I've loaded about 20 games now, trying to get a team I want. it's always the same 6 damn market towns.

i'll report back once I get Swindon Supermarine http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Top Gooner
18-10-2007, 10:46
Brackley Town 400

...that would be sweet http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

kccircle
18-10-2007, 10:46
Here we go.

Decided that after umpteen reloads North Ferriby will not get promoted so I will take on the challenge of Worksop Town http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif




http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/kccircle/ManagerProfile.jpg[/IMG]]Manager Profile (http://%5BIMG)

kccircle
18-10-2007, 10:48
[QUOTE]Originally posted by kccircle:
Here we go.

Decided that after umpteen reloads North Ferriby will not get promoted so I will take on the challenge of Worksop Town http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif



Manager Profile (http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/kccircle/ManagerProfile.jpg)

Allan
18-10-2007, 10:51
Originally posted by Gundo:
That's super dafuge. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Any news when the website will be up and running?

Im working on the site / Testing and hopefully launching tonight (but dont hold me to that). I was gonna be on time if release was tomorrow, D'oh!

Anyway I still need testers, anyone willing to help right now send me an email at allan@dafugeschallenge.com

Thanks!

aaberdeenn
18-10-2007, 10:57
I wonder who will be the first to post their first end of season update? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Gundo
18-10-2007, 10:59
Anyone seen Ashton Utd promoted yet?

Gilbster
18-10-2007, 11:01
Allan, you should have mail.

Is the saving on the 18th June and then reloading and going forward a day the best way to get a new selection of teams? Ie, is it better and more reliable and holidaying over and over again?

kccircle
18-10-2007, 11:02
Originally posted by Gundo:
Anyone seen Ashton Utd promoted yet?

I didn't on about 35 reloads. Only sub 1000 teams I saw were Hendon (once), Halesowen (twice)

spankie
18-10-2007, 11:02
I'll certainly join in when I get a copy of the game on Saturday.


I wonder if anyone would be lucky enough to get Brackley Town to pop up in the game.

aaberdeenn
18-10-2007, 11:03
Is the saving on the 18th June and then reloading and going forward a day the best way to get a new selection of teams? Ie, is it better and more reliable and holidaying over and over again?

Yes.

Gundo
18-10-2007, 11:04
Originally posted by kccircle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gundo:
Anyone seen Ashton Utd promoted yet?

I didn't on about 35 reloads. Only sub 1000 teams I saw were Hendon (once), Halesowen (twice) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Damn it! It's not looking good. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

ManU@oldtrafford
18-10-2007, 11:04
I'll go on holiday now post my screenie latter http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Walcott\'s Wonderkids
18-10-2007, 11:11
After 6 reloads and not a single team with rep below 1000 appearing, I decided to cut my losses and start with Bedford Town (rep 1,000). What can I say, I so so close to being a real man! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Manager Profile (http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r74/peth999/InitialManagerProfile.jpg)

In fairness, they don't have any staff or players at the beginning so should still be a challenge.

Like it how the initial board expectations can vary from survive relegation to winning the league - how much do you back yourself 1st season?! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Allan
18-10-2007, 11:14
I wont be anywhere near close to it this year, stupid job and lack of a copy of the game... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

kccircle
18-10-2007, 11:14
Like it how the initial board expectations can vary from survive relegation to winning the league - how much do you back yourself 1st season?! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Especially when you get the message you've sold 30 season tickets!

wisla_krakow
18-10-2007, 11:15
Day off tommorow, so hopefully FM will arrive then so I can get some good game time in, and possibly start this http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

If not then I'll aim to finish the FM07 version of the challenge! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Allan
18-10-2007, 11:15
Originally posted by Gilbster:
Allan, you should have mail.

Is the saving on the 18th June and then reloading and going forward a day the best way to get a new selection of teams? Ie, is it better and more reliable and holidaying over and over again?

I have no mail.

Its possible the DNS issues with the site are causing errors with dafugeschallenge.com email, try allanbrown [at] gmail.com

Thanks

ManU@oldtrafford
18-10-2007, 11:17
Originally posted by kccircle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">

Like it how the initial board expectations can vary from survive relegation to winning the league - how much do you back yourself 1st season?! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Especially when you get the message you've sold 30 season tickets! </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ican't wait to start but got to go on holiday http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

jankoller
18-10-2007, 11:19
Boreham Wood. Yes! Only took about 45 reloads. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
Meet Jan Koller, clearly suprised at his new surroundings.

It begins (http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/pikehartnell/fm08/screendafuge.jpg)

He's about to retire without going into coaching, so I thought it apt to take it into my own hands.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 11:23
I'm still crawling my way towards the first league game.

I'm finding it VERY hard to fill the squad.

I started off with 9 youth players, (1 of whom was a Danish GK), but none of them are capable of playing first team.

The job centre helped me out in terms of numbers.

I started off with no staff and I now have the following.

Ass Man.
First Team Coach.
Player Coach. (AM/FC Tunisia).
Coach.
Player GK Coach. (GK).
Fitness Coach.
Player Youth Coach. (AMR Welsh).
Physio.
Scout 1.
Scout 2.

I've brought in 7 players on loan. How many are we allowed? I expected to only be able to sign 4 http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif.

Jordanknox
18-10-2007, 11:24
Profile (http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/9249/profilelb8.png)

Just taken over Chelmsford city http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cant find an assistant manager though :@

rlipscombe
18-10-2007, 11:27
right then... this is the first time i've tried this. really excited for some reason!! ha ha. once i've my team i'll post a screenshot

Scoham
18-10-2007, 11:28
Looks like it would be best if you were allowed to retain English players, as its not ideal or realistic having to sign a whole team.

ManU@oldtrafford
18-10-2007, 11:29
Originally posted by Scoham:
Looks like it would be best if you were allowed to retain English players, as its not ideal or realistic having to sign a whole team.

I like sign a whole team http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

HunterKiller
18-10-2007, 11:32
\0/

I swore I'd do this challenge this year..see you after a bit of a holiday!

Scab
18-10-2007, 11:46
I'm in.

Currently reloading my June 18 save repeatedly, hoping to get a somewhat interesting team.

dagurol
18-10-2007, 11:47
I'm in aswell.

I've reloaded about 10 times but the best I've gotten is Bedford, with a 1000 rep.

Hopefully I'll get a team under 1000.

Icklebitt
18-10-2007, 11:48
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8400/icklebittprofilekr4.th.jpg (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=icklebittprofilekr4.jpg)
Well here goes nothin http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Boreham Wood 950 rep, real man I am http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Allan
18-10-2007, 11:49
To all who said they wanted to test, u shd have emails and instructions. If ya want the site live go test http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Des Tiny
18-10-2007, 11:50
Allan I registered, but it won't let me into the site once I have tried to validate my email as a new member...

Allan
18-10-2007, 11:51
Originally posted by Des Tiny:
Allan I registered, but it won't let me into the site once I have tried to validate my email as a new member...

Wd be the kinda thing u send me over email so not to bug evreyone here http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jimbodarlo
18-10-2007, 11:52
Currently holidaying :d can't wait but think im going to go above 1000 rep since im not a man yet im only 17 :d haha technically not old enough to be a 'real man'

Scab
18-10-2007, 11:55
Originally posted by jimbodarlo:
Currently holidaying :d can't wait but think im going to go above 1000 rep since im not a man yet im only 17 :d haha technically not old enough to be a 'real man'
I seems kinda hard to get a <1000 rep team promoted anyway. I've kept reloading for an hour now and it hasn't happened once.

Scab
18-10-2007, 11:56
Fine, just because I write that, 900rep Chippenham pops up...

aaberdeenn
18-10-2007, 11:57
You should have mail Allan. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Tyler_Durden
18-10-2007, 11:59
I looking forward to starting this challenge tommorow!! What´s the name of that program you use to upload images straight away??

foost
18-10-2007, 11:59
woohooo!! Way to go dafuge (&allan)

Im on it! holidayin' as we speak!

jankoller
18-10-2007, 12:01
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Bontcho Guentchev http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

jimbodarlo
18-10-2007, 12:02
Bontcho Guentchev
Who Is He? Divulgeeeeeee http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Quavis
18-10-2007, 12:05
Looking forward to this challenge again this year. Although i didn't come close to finishing last year (stupid corrupt game files) I'm really looking forward to giving it a go again this year.

Still about a week to go on this side of the world... so keep those updates coming so all of us yanks have something to read while we wait.

Jimbo Super Kyle looks like a machine on your holiday year... where did Barrow end up finishing? Seemed like in the mini demo challenge people were having a very hard time with them. Might be hard to pry away a 20 goal scorer though. Whats his initial value?

Do you have any French coaches? It seemed like in the demo I was picking up a bit of knowledge from a random coach despite not having that country set as a nationality.

Wellyboo
18-10-2007, 12:05
I've been meaning to try this challenge for a long time now, and I guess with a new version of FM its a good time to start. I decided to manage Merthyr Tydfil; no non-grey players outside of the youth squad, and no staff either! Lots of work to be done before the start of the season, but I do get Cardiff City as a parent club, so hopefully I'll get a few good loans in from them.

Manager Profile (http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z125/Wellyboo/Dafuges%20Challenge/Profile-19-06-07.jpg)

SeanH91
18-10-2007, 12:06
<A HREF="http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7529/profilehr5.jpg" TARGET=_blank>Manager
Profile</A>

Took the Gateshead job http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Premiership here we come!

ManU@oldtrafford
18-10-2007, 12:08
here a link for kit in the southen premier league

here (http://www.fmglive.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=30&func=startdown&id=1369)

I think here is a north premier pack also

here (http://www.fmglive.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=30&func=startdown&id=1416)

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 12:14
Jimbo Super Kyle looks like a machine on your holiday year... where did Barrow end up finishing? Seemed like in the mini demo challenge people were having a very hard time with them. Might be hard to pry away a 20 goal scorer though. Whats his initial value?

Do you have any French coaches? It seemed like in the demo I was picking up a bit of knowledge from a random coach despite not having that country set as a nationality.

Super Kyle is only valued at £2,000 but anything at all is reasonable down here. He is listed as indespensible though and is contracted until June 2010.

I have a player/coach who is Tunisian, but his knowledge is all African http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif.

jimbodarlo
18-10-2007, 12:16
I have a player/coach who is Tunisian, but his knowledge is all African .

Tunisia Is In Africa http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Alurny
18-10-2007, 12:18
I will be starting soon Dafuge.

Just playing as a big team to get to grips with the game and everything.

Here is to hoping my parents home club Worksop Town are promoted or my birth town Hemel Hempsted! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

aaberdeenn
18-10-2007, 12:18
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Jimbo Super Kyle looks like a machine on your holiday year... where did Barrow end up finishing? Seemed like in the mini demo challenge people were having a very hard time with them. Might be hard to pry away a 20 goal scorer though. Whats his initial value?

Do you have any French coaches? It seemed like in the demo I was picking up a bit of knowledge from a random coach despite not having that country set as a nationality.

Super Kyle is only valued at £2,000 but anything at all is reasonable down here. He is listed as indespensible though and is contracted until June 2010.

I have a player/coach who is Tunisian, but his knowledge is all African http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm sure that Tunisia is linked with France in someway, like many African countries such as Ivory Coast are.

jankoller
18-10-2007, 12:19
Originally posted by jimbodarlo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Bontcho Guentchev
Who Is He? Divulgeeeeeee http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Have a search for him. He's at Hendon. I met him once, when he was in his... prime. if prime is the right word.

Don't think he'll pay 46 games at that age but his creativity's high enough to change a game!

aaberdeenn
18-10-2007, 12:25
More mail for you Allan. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

I've got one or two issues.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 12:26
Tunisia Is In Africa

I know that http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

I meant he didn't have any French knowledge. It was all African.

HunterKiller
18-10-2007, 12:27
Here I go with the mighty Fleetwood! (I know, they've got 1000 rep) http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Profile (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l294/siayres/Profile.jpg)

No pressure then! (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l294/siayres/no-pressure.jpg)

One for you Jimbo (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l294/siayres/for-jimbo.jpg)

superayrunited
18-10-2007, 12:27
My profile (http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/stevenmcwee/fm08/SteveMcWeeProfile.png)

I've taken over Bedford. Never done one of these challenges before so here goes nothing!

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 12:27
Who Is He? Divulgeeeeeee

Legend. Simple as that.

Poyplemonkeys
18-10-2007, 12:27
I have a player/coach who is Tunisian, but his knowledge is all African Confused.

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

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 12:28
Originally posted by poyplemonkeys:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I have a player/coach who is Tunisian, but his knowledge is all African Confused.

http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What I meant was it wasn't French http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Poyplemonkeys
18-10-2007, 12:30
aye sure. Just holidaying now fwiw. First game crashed when I tried giving you all a treat by having Abi Titmuss as a profile pic.

iseemonsters
18-10-2007, 12:31
It seems to be taking a lot longer to holiday on FM 08 compared to FM 07. Still, I'm on May now, so not much longer!

By the way, just in case I was supposed to state it, I started on a medium database rather than large - as shown by my holidaying experience, my computer can't take too much!

Allan
18-10-2007, 12:31
ok guys lets go.

http://www.dafugeschallenge.com/

The site is still in Beta, but I figure the best way to test is with live data. Any questions give me a shout i'll be here an hour or so yet. Use the contact form or my email address to post problems, not this forum.

Gd luck!

Allan

jimbodarlo
18-10-2007, 12:32
I meant he didn't have any French knowledge. It was all African.

Oohh thats why i shouldn't jump in half way through a conversation i suppose lol

Guttered i just holidayed(sp) all ready to go then realised i had only done english league Coca Cola League :| have to holiday again http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Allan
18-10-2007, 12:37
Congrats KCCircle! 1st new Profile on the New site.

http://www.dafugeschallenge.com/players/KcCircle/

Walcott\'s Wonderkids
18-10-2007, 12:48
Just registered on the site, looks most impressive Allan.

Good job indeed, no problems ending my previous game and restarting a new one. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

Poyplemonkeys
18-10-2007, 12:49
hmmm, signed up and everything but won't finish validate it yet as I have no team or profile picture.

ManU@oldtrafford
18-10-2007, 12:56
here my profile http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3824/hitchinxb0.th.jpg (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hitchinxb0.jpg)

aston_martin
18-10-2007, 12:57
I'm an eejit http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif holidayed to 18th august instead of june for some reason, going to have to holiday again tommorow now.

Alurny
18-10-2007, 13:04
Originally posted by Allan:
ok guys lets go.

http://www.dafugeschallenge.com/

The site is still in Beta, but I figure the best way to test is with live data. Any questions give me a shout i'll be here an hour or so yet. Use the contact form or my email address to post problems, not this forum.

Gd luck!

Allan

Site looks excellent!

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 13:04
Welcome to League football. (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=WelcometoLeaguefootball.jpg)

What makes it more galling is that Viera was an important part of my early squad in last years challenge.

I desperately need a GK. At the moment all I've got is a kid and my GK player coach http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

Gilbster
18-10-2007, 13:07
I have been reloading for ages, and still havent seen a single sub 1000 team. I think I have seen King's Lynn the most so far.

I'll continue, since I really want a hard challenge and possibly a localish team. They must appear eventually I hope.

Allan
18-10-2007, 13:09
Originally posted by Gilbster:
I have been reloading for ages, and still havent seen a single sub 1000 team. I think I have seen King's Lynn the most so far.

I'll continue, since I really want a hard challenge and possibly a localish team. They must appear eventually I hope.

If anyone has a good starting save then give me a shout over email and i'll see about getting it on the site for others to use. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Arrid86
18-10-2007, 13:10
Finally found a team with under 1000 rep after a few reloads, Halesowen Town.

Manager Profile (http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/dan-margate/DanBurnham.jpg)

They seem to already have a parent club in Kidderminster and a feeder club in Sutton Coldfield, so hopefully can get a few loanees to come play for me.

The board also have some low expectations (http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/dan-margate/LowExpectations.jpg), but are also willing to listen to offers so a takeover may be forthcoming. A bit of cash wudn't go amiss!

aston_martin
18-10-2007, 13:12
Arrid, could you send me that save please? Intent on playing as my home town.

If it wouldn't be too much trouble E-mail is in profile.

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

iseemonsters
18-10-2007, 13:15
Originally posted by Gilbster:
I have been reloading for ages, and still havent seen a single sub 1000 team. I think I have seen King's Lynn the most so far.

I'll continue, since I really want a hard challenge and possibly a localish team. They must appear eventually I hope.

Same here, but I'm holding out hope of getting a sub-1000 team soon!

Merthyr Tydfil and Gateshead have come up most so far for me, followed by King's Lynn, Chelmsford and AFC Wimbledon.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 13:18
Sounds like I was REALLY lucky to get a sub 1000 rep team at the first attempt http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Scab
18-10-2007, 13:19
I've gotten a few <1000 rep teams, but none very appealing. Except for Boreham Wood, but I'm not sure I could live with their name. ^^;

HunterKiller
18-10-2007, 13:21
Robbed! (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l294/siayres/robbed.jpg)

The one goal was punched in by the 'keeper http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'll take games like that all season http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Poyplemonkeys
18-10-2007, 13:22
If anyone gets Harrow Borough promoted please upload the save for me. I know their manager in real life so would take great pleasure replacing him http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 13:27
The opposition have so far had 6 shots on target in 2 games against me.

We've conceded goals from 6 shots on target.

"A GK, a GK, my knigdom for a GK".

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 13:28
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
The opposition have so far had 6 shots on target in 2 games against me.

We've conceded goals from 6 shots on target.

"A GK, a GK, my knigdom for a GK".

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

chave
18-10-2007, 13:28
Tiverton FTW (http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8295/tivertonmo8.jpg)

Halesowen came up, but Tiverton had more grey players and is in an area where progress will be harder (Devon instead of Midlands). Plus it seems like a load of peopl with go for Halesowen when they come up.

Come on you cider drinkers!

jsar
18-10-2007, 13:29
well managed after a few reloads to get a below 1000 rating clubd so have now taken my first management position at chippenham town (900)

and here are my first screenshots.

Profile (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b219/jsar/Profile.jpg)

Expectations (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b219/jsar/expectations.jpg)

starting line up (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b219/jsar/startingteam.jpg)

as in total i have 8 non grey player going to have to do some serious recruitment. and with no back room staff at least some of my wage bill is going to have to go in this area.

will keep ya posted http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Btw when will the website be up to register teams?

Arrid86
18-10-2007, 13:30
Originally posted by aston_martin:
Arrid, could you send me that save please? Intent on playing as my home town.

If it wouldn't be too much trouble E-mail is in profile.

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

Will try and find a way of getting it to you, may take a little while though if thats ok?

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 13:31
we're being boo'ed http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

iseemonsters
18-10-2007, 13:35
The game obviously takes some notice of which divisions the promoted teams are coming from. By which I mean that of the teams with 1000 rep, I've seen Bedford, Hitchin and Tiverton quite frequently, while I've yet to see Fleetwood, Prescot Cables or Stamford. Which seems to be because there are only two teams with higher reputations in the Southern Premier, where the first three clubs come from, while there are nine teams with higher reputations in the Northern Premier.

Which means if you're hoping for one of the lower rep teams in the Northern Premier, you're in for a long wait. And if you get a 1000 rep team from that division, then they'll probably be relatively rare.

Just thought I'd share my experiences. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

foost
18-10-2007, 13:37
Originally posted by poyplemonkeys:
If anyone gets Harrow Borough promoted please upload the save for me. I know their manager in real life so would take great pleasure replacing him http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I will keep an eye open for ya. If you see Team Bath popping up give me a sign http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

jankoller
18-10-2007, 13:42
Started with two 1-all draws against my under 18s and the reserves, followed by 4 sound friendly beatings, but we just won the first league game of the season! Brace from the young newgen Charles Lamb who's already my best senior player according to my ass man! Here we go. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Gilbster
18-10-2007, 13:42
I have now seen Carshalton but not sure I want them. Did a save as on that game with me still as a Holiday Manager, and have offered the file to Allan if he wants to host it somewhere.

I will now continue reloading to see what else I can find, and will do saves on any other lower rep things until I either get bored or find one of the teams I want.

dafuge
18-10-2007, 13:44
Originally posted by Scoham:
Screenshot of your profile should probably say 19th June, not 20th http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



Just knew something would be wrong http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I blame SI for changing the day the new teams appear.

Arrid86
18-10-2007, 13:48
Uploading a Halesowen Town save game onto rapidshare for anyone that wishes to start with them. Should be about 25 minutes until its done.

jimbodarlo
18-10-2007, 13:55
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/8356/knightscw4.th.jpg (http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=knightscw4.jpg)

Look Who Ive Just Signed http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

foost
18-10-2007, 13:56
nice arrid!

iseemonsters
18-10-2007, 13:57
Well, after reloading for over an hour, I was just writing a post about how I was going to plump for Guiseley, who had only come up twice in all that time... when who should pop up on my final attempt at reloading to get a sub-1000 team but Halesowen!

I've saved with me as Holiday Man and will try to make the save available if anyone wants it. I can also offer a Guiseley save if that's interesting to anyone too.

In the meantime, here's my profile (http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/3753/profile08mx6.jpg) as manager of Halesowen.

iseemonsters
18-10-2007, 13:58
Originally posted by Arrid86:
Uploading a Halesowen Town save game onto rapidshare for anyone that wishes to start with them. Should be about 25 minutes until its done.

You beat me to it! http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

foost
18-10-2007, 14:01
the dream of getting Team Bath is not gonna happen I guess.. pff @ my 24th reload

aaberdeenn
18-10-2007, 14:03
I see you've got Matt Bailey already Jimbo. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I want him too, can't wait to start my game.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 14:05
Originally posted by aaberdeenn:
I see you've got Matt Bailey already Jimbo. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I want him too, can't wait to start my game.

I would gladly swap him for even an avreage keeper http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

If it's on target, it's a goal http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif.

chave
18-10-2007, 14:07
Tiverton latest:

4 players, all 16 or under, 1 of whom is injured.

Scouts yet to bring back any results. It's gonna be a long season.

On the plus side, I'm saving on my wage bill.

rlipscombe
18-10-2007, 14:10
finally got through the holiday period after two whole hours and have finally managed to become the new manager of Worksop Town. i know their repuatation is above 1000 but i've never done this challenge before and it's a local team to me. (i hope i'm still a man...)

my profile is below:

Richard Lipscombe - Worksop Town. (http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/6486/richardlipscombeprofilegp0.jpg)

oh well, here goes.....

foost
18-10-2007, 14:10
I just got Mangotsfield United (850) on the pop, got it saved so if anyone is interested, I will upload it...

dlnwba86
18-10-2007, 14:20
I'm glad a lot more people are getting to play as Halesowen, i live here and its nice to see people taking on the challenge of getting the mighty Yeltz to the Premiership. I'll be trying as well tomorrow evening and all night long.

SeanH91
18-10-2007, 14:21
Update (http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4708/updatecc7.jpg)

As you can see I started off a bit shakey but once the team got used to my tactics we've been playing some pretty decent stuff. 4-0 against 2nd placed Nuneaton was our performance so far. Lee Ellington and Ryan Donaldson are really good together up front.

kccircle
18-10-2007, 14:25
Does everyone know that you need to subscribe to http://www.dafugeschallenge.com/ to compete in the challenge?

Its the best way of seeing how you do compared with everyone else

Arrid86
18-10-2007, 14:25
Halestown Saved Game Download (http://rs238tg.rapidshare.com/files/63529345/auto_save.fm)

Ok I hope that works for everyone.

Arrid86
18-10-2007, 14:27
Originally posted by Arrid86:
HalesowenSaved Game Download (http://rs238tg.rapidshare.com/files/63529345/auto_save.fm)

Ok I hope that works for everyone.

foost
18-10-2007, 14:27
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED (850)

download the save file here (http://www.joostnijhof.com/downloads/mangotsfield.rar)

kccircle
18-10-2007, 14:28
Can anyone beat a final figure of under 30 season tickets sold?

SeanH91
18-10-2007, 14:31
Originally posted by kccircle:
Does everyone know that you need to subscribe to http://www.dafugeschallenge.com/ to compete in the challenge?

Its the best way of seeing how you do compared with everyone else
ive registered but when i log in it wont let me validate it :S

Scab
18-10-2007, 14:32
Finally got an interesting team.

I'll be managing Hendon (http://static.pici.se/pictures/SBBSNtHwM.png).

Based in London, and happens to have a certain Wealdstone (my team in last year's challenge) as their rivals.

kccircle
18-10-2007, 14:32
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 kccircle:
Does everyone know that you need to subscribe to http://www.dafugeschallenge.com/ to compete in the challenge?

Its the best way of seeing how you do compared with everyone else
ive registered but when i log in it wont let me validate it :S </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'd email allan (addy in an earlier post) as you cannot update challenge without the website

Jordanknox
18-10-2007, 14:34
When I log into the website it says:

Invalid URL
You must login to validate your account


Then it wont do anything :S

dagurol
18-10-2007, 14:35
I didn't find a team that has rep lower than 1000 so I chose the next best thing, Stamford, who only came up once in about 30 tries.

Profile (http://s226.photobucket.com/albums/dd37/dagurol/?action=view&current=profile.jpg)

dafuge
18-10-2007, 14:39
Originally posted by Scoham:
Looks like it would be best if you were allowed to retain English players, as its not ideal or realistic having to sign a whole team.

Are teams still coming up with empty squads?

I thought this was sorted during FM07?

foost
18-10-2007, 14:40
Jip, some come up with a full team. Some with only a couple (4-8) of youth players...

Allan
18-10-2007, 14:43
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 kccircle:
Does everyone know that you need to subscribe to http://www.dafugeschallenge.com/ to compete in the challenge?

Its the best way of seeing how you do compared with everyone else
ive registered but when i log in it wont let me validate it :S </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Any problems bug me, use the contact form on the website or email me at dafuge@allanbrown.org or allanbrown [at] gmail.com

Gilbster
18-10-2007, 14:43
I'm still reloading, would quite like Hendon, Borem Wood, Hemel Hempstead or Harrow Borough, but am at least slowly seeing some of the lower repped teams.

Seen Mangotsfield, Chippenham and Carshalton so far and have to say Mangotsfield look like a really nice challenge so far.

kccircle
18-10-2007, 14:44
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 Scoham:
Looks like it would be best if you were allowed to retain English players, as its not ideal or realistic having to sign a whole team.

Are teams still coming up with empty squads?

I thought this was sorted during FM07? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Whole squad empty with Worksop - maybe should have included all players from England?

foost
18-10-2007, 14:48
I know I should have taken Mangotsfield, but am going for Guiseley. I love the name, the kit colours and ehh well just going for it ;x

profile (http://www.joostnijhof.com/dafuge08/s01_profile.png)

foost
18-10-2007, 14:49
Funny btw what a knowledge a dutchman can have http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Allan
18-10-2007, 15:02
4 starter saves available on the site, an I take no blame for the condition of them. I dont have the game so need to take peoples word for the validity of them http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://www.dafugeschallenge.com/Downloads/

And with that im off to bed. Any more bugs will need to wait until morning. Nite all!

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 15:05
Thanks again and well done to Allan and also thanks to those of you whu have spent time re-loading for others http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 15:06
Originally posted by kccircle:
Can anyone beat a final figure of under 30 season tickets sold?

I think we sold 36 http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Scab
18-10-2007, 15:12
Well that's no pressure (http://static.pici.se/pictures/xpVatsOim.png)...

michael91
18-10-2007, 15:17
rite on holiday the now, hopefully i wont get board with this like most of my other games, will post screenshots as soon as.

jankoller
18-10-2007, 15:18
Originally posted by kccircle:
Can anyone beat a final figure of under 30 season tickets sold?

25! which is apparently a "significant drop" from the 30 sold last season. mmm significant.

jesus, we can't even fill a coach for away games http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

jsar
18-10-2007, 15:28
well after an awful pre-season including a 5-0 drumming by unheard of Abbey Hey it looks like my career is not of to a good start. hopefully with the start of the season my players can pick them selves up and stop leaking so many goal.

pre-season results (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b219/jsar/pre-season.jpg)

Transfers (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b219/jsar/transfers.jpg)

i think my 3 best transfers based on the results so far are going to be my two loan players from reading and ian simpemba (simply beacuse when i made him happy got positive PR from the entire team on the choice)

Zellix
18-10-2007, 15:33
Still on FM07 here. After a number of reloads I didn't get any team below 1000 rep so I settled with Gateshead.

Manager profile: http://www.tixgames.com/manager.JPG

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 15:33
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.

aaberdeenn
18-10-2007, 15:37
Originally posted by Zellix:
Still on FM07 here. After a number of reloads I didn't get any team below 1000 rep so I settled with Gateshead.

Manager profile: http://www.tixgames.com/manager.JPG

I'd post the in 07 thread if you're playing on 07.

Gilbster
18-10-2007, 16:07
And finally after a few hours of trying, no idea how many restarts, I have been appointed manager of Hendon.

Profile (http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/4144/hendonprofileyb2.jpg)

Would love to take this team to any kind of glory, since they are one of my most local ones on here.

Board has a 4 year plan to win the Conference South, whereas I have a 4 year plan to avoid relegation.

I have a 43 year old player/assistant manager who is Bulgarian. Rest of the squad are 7, 16 year olds.

Looks like I need an assortment of players and staff.

Apparently I am a parent to Wembley and also Wingate and Finchley, but have no parent club myself.

Poyplemonkeys
18-10-2007, 16:11
Jeez, that took me forever. Finally got Harrow promoted though. Saving it and will upload it when I have more time, basically just adding myself and going to bed now.

Poyplemonkeys
18-10-2007, 16:13
erm, what the hell, this is ridiculous.

Board Expectations:

Win the Blue Square South
FA Cup Fourth Round
Win the Setanta Shield
Win the FA Trophy

Can see me getting sacked before long.

aaberdeenn
18-10-2007, 16:18
Originally posted by poyplemonkeys:
erm, what the hell, this is ridiculous.

Board Expectations:

Win the Blue Square South
FA Cup Fourth Round
Win the Setanta Shield
Win the FA Trophy

Can see me getting sacked before long.

Something is wrong there. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

You got a screenie? Might be worth posting in the bugs forum. Expectations shouldn't be anything like that.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 16:23
Chippenham. Conference South August 2008 update.

(A) Chippers 3 Crawley 4.
Santos, Bailey, Hatchy.

(A) Chippers 0 Dorchester 4.

(H) Chippers 3 Weling 0.
Frankie (2), Bailey.

(H) Chippers 4 Braintree 0.
Cole, Bailey, Hatchy (2).

(A) Chippers 1 Stortford 2.
Santos.

(H) Chippers 0 Hitchin 1.

So things didn't start off too well. My inability to sign a decent GK came back to haunt me as we conceded a goal every time the opposition had a shot on target in both our first 2 games. The Crawley game was a close run thing, (although we had an extra man for much of it, and we were simply destroyed at Dorchester.

We bounced back with 7 goals against our next 2 opposition before losing 2 tight games at the end of the month.

Hatchy (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=HatchplayerofmonthAug08.jpg) has won Conference South Player of the Month for August despite only starting 3 of our 6 games. I've obviously got the selection wrong a frew times already, but in my defence, if I play him and Bailey together it's 2 Target Men together which doesn't quite seem right.

I forgot to mention what my/board pre-season expectations were.

After doing much better with my 2nd go at the demo, I was hopeful of maybe a playoff spot but at least a top half finish. As this is a marathon and not a sprint however, I agreed with the board that our priority should be avoiding relegation. Because of this the handed me only a £2114pw wage budget. I'm obviously well over that at £3709, HOW MUCH http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I didn't realise it was that mich over. But anyway, I suppose they will have to balance up my overspend with the achieved league position.

When I told the Barrow board I was going to challenge for the laegue title I think they gave me about £5000pw.

I still haven't got all the players on full-time contracts. I'm getting there but some are proving harder to sign than others. I signed Bailey, Bond, Butler & Brown, (all the B's), after they played for me in the demo at Barrow, and I have signed a total of 7 players that I personally seen play before.

I've got a striker who used to have a "pineapple on his head", and another with 212 league goals to his name. None of these are getting much of a look in though as my 2 big men have 3 goals apiece.

My Brazilian centre-half Santos already has 2 goals to his name, but I've got an uneasy feeling about him. If I can get someone else in and get rid ten I will, despite his obvious talents.

Current league position 14th http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 16:25
Originally posted by poyplemonkeys:
erm, what the hell, this is ridiculous.

Board Expectations:

Win the Blue Square South
FA Cup Fourth Round
Win the Setanta Shield
Win the FA Trophy

Can see me getting sacked before long.

What did you set your expectations as at the beginning of the season?

rashidi1
18-10-2007, 16:25
edited, good luck with the challenge. I'll be joining in once I get my copy of FM2008

NepentheZ
18-10-2007, 16:27
HALESOWEN (http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Halesowen/Season%201/Season1.jpg)

Well, it took me around 30 re-loads to get a team with under 1000 rep, theni get FIVE at once. Typical. Chose Halesowen because I like the name http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Anywho, thats the managers profile. I'll keep you guys updated with what happens.

Jordanknox
18-10-2007, 16:51
Update
8th October 2008

After a poor start results have picked up recently. Currnetly sitting 8th in Blue square south which will do me. This is mostly down to 2 key signings, Nabil el Zhar and James Sinclair both on loan from paretn club Colchester.

Very tired so ill sleep now and update tommorow.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 17:01
Originally posted by Jordanknox:
Update
8th October 2008

After a poor start results have picked up recently. Currnetly sitting 8th in Blue square south which will do me. This is mostly down to 2 key signings, Nabil el Zhar and James Sinclair both on loan from paretn club Colchester.

Very tired so ill sleep now and update tommorow.

It's very strange that you got el Zahir. He's playing every week in League 2 in my game http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 17:02
League 1 even.

NepentheZ
18-10-2007, 17:05
hes not even in my game http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Konquest
18-10-2007, 17:45
Got my game and I'm holidaying as we speak... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 18:58
I've just conceded directly drom a corner http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

Konquest
18-10-2007, 18:59
Bedford Town it is...

Reputation: 1000.

Almost a real man.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 20:52
Chippenham. Conference South September 2008 update.

(A) Chippers 1 Bromley 1.
Hatchy.

(H) Chippers 3 AFC Wimbledon 1.
Frankie (3) hat-trick.

(A) Chippers 3 Margate 1.
Bailey, Hatchy (2).

(H) Chippers 2 Bognor 0.
Bailey, Graz.

(A) Chippers 3 Maidenhead 3.
Stef, Bailey, Malcolm.

FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round.
(A) Chippers 1 Whyteleafe 1.
Bailey.

Winger Frankie got the Conference South Player of the Months award, (courtesy largely of his hat-trick against Wombles and Bailey came 3rd thanks largely to his consistant gial-scoring. We were defeated for the whole month and some would say that I deserved more than 3rd place in the Manager of the Month award.

Current league position 6th http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 20:53
We were un-defeated for the whole month .

Quavis
18-10-2007, 21:24
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">We were un-defeated for the whole month . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Congrats on the turnaround jimbo!

I hope you waited until after a loss to post though! It wouldn't do to invoke the curse!

If frankie is who i think he is, how do you guys manage to keep signing him. He never touches my teams with a 100 foot pole and is always WAY out of my budget range after the first transfer window until L1 or so.

Keep the updates coming....still a week or so to go for all of us yanks http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

zutcorp
18-10-2007, 22:09
Right, im off as well. Tiverton town will riule the world*



*well, the world around tiverton...mostly

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 22:58
It's a bit pish poor that you Yanks don't get the game at the same time as we do.

It's not like Mr Football Manager has to do public appearances at opening ceremonies like when a film is released. SI should just set a day and time and release it accross the board.

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 23:00
I've just been fined £100 by the FA for having a pop at a ref.

I only get paid £180 per week http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

Des Tiny
18-10-2007, 23:02
Is still waiting for his copy here in New Zealand at the moment, but warming up with Gateshead on 07...Excellent signings and great to see Super Kyle unable to beat my defense http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The Flux Capacitor
18-10-2007, 23:32
After coming fairly close during the 06 challenge with Bath City (5th in the Premiership) and not having the time to have a go at the 07 challenge (new baby), I am raring to go with this one. Currently holidaying and hoping Ilkeston get promoted. Went to see them play once and it was amazing (well sort of). Has anyone had Ilkeston promoted yet?

Cheers dafuge, this must be the ultimate FM challenge.

FC

Jimbokav1971
18-10-2007, 23:48
I think this is a first for the thread. (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=Fandayplanned.jpg)

I had thought about this and how it would affect my tactics on the day. I had decided that I would play a far more attacking style and really "go for it" in the hope that win lose or draw, we would at least entertain.

With my 1st choice target man, 1st choice right winger, 1st choice left winger, 1st choice left back and 1st choice centre--half all missing theough either injury or suspension, I may have to reconsider http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

cookie15
18-10-2007, 23:54
Right then i've installed the game.
I've holidayed for a year it's June 19th and i get to choose from.....
Wakes up and realises postman still hasn't arrived and kicks wife in annoyance and then gets a swift slap round the face http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Hi my name's Cookie15 and i'm an FM addict http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Postie better be here soon or else....i'm gonna have to get myself to a shop ASAP http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Congrats to all those who've started already, good luck one and all http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

ManU@oldtrafford
19-10-2007, 00:01
I know waiting the hard bit but I had mine very early http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ManU@oldtrafford
19-10-2007, 00:04
just got mk dons as a feeder let's hope they can help a bit

Allan
19-10-2007, 00:08
Originally posted by cookie15:
Right then i've installed the game.
I've holidayed for a year it's June 19th and i get to choose from.....
Wakes up and realises postman still hasn't arrived and kicks wife in annoyance and then gets a swift slap round the face http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Hi my name's Cookie15 and i'm an FM addict http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Postie better be here soon or else....i'm gonna have to get myself to a shop ASAP http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Congrats to all those who've started already, good luck one and all http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

My games gonna arrive while im at work today, then I head off to Newcastle for a weekend with no FM, then back sunday night an work on Monday, ARGH! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

cookie15
19-10-2007, 00:10
Originally posted by Allan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cookie15:
Right then i've installed the game.
I've holidayed for a year it's June 19th and i get to choose from.....
Wakes up and realises postman still hasn't arrived and kicks wife in annoyance and then gets a swift slap round the face http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Hi my name's Cookie15 and i'm an FM addict http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Postie better be here soon or else....i'm gonna have to get myself to a shop ASAP http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Congrats to all those who've started already, good luck one and all http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

My games gonna arrive while im at work today, then I head off to Newcastle for a weekend with no FM, then back sunday night an work on Monday, ARGH! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gotta say Allan the website is tops! Sorry i couldn't do more testing for you yesterday, i was a bit busy!!

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 00:13
Cookie. I'd just go and buy it if it doesn't arrive this morning, but that's just me http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

cookie15
19-10-2007, 00:16
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
Cookie. I'd just go and buy it if it doesn't arrive this morning, but that's just me http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.
He's got 30 minutes otherwise i'm off! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

migwar
19-10-2007, 00:22
i'll make an official entry tonight, but i set myself up as manager of bedford town before work this morning http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

anyway, i have a question, as i'm new to this. i only seem to have 5 real players. obviously i'll be looking to populate my team as soon as possible, but i'm wondering if its frowned upon/against the rules to play with greys??

Des Tiny
19-10-2007, 00:38
Originally posted by Jimbokav1971:
I think this is a first for the thread. (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=Fandayplanned.jpg)

I had thought about this and how it would affect my tactics on the day. I had decided that I would play a far more attacking style and really "go for it" in the hope that win lose or draw, we would at least entertain.

With my 1st choice target man, 1st choice right winger, 1st choice left winger, 1st choice left back and 1st choice centre--half all missing theough either injury or suspension, I may have to reconsider http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.


Hmmm ok I have a question to ask...Did Hayes and Yeading get merged? Can someone please tell me cause Yeading was a great low team in the Conference South/North and their neighbours Hayes were arse...So I have to know if my Yeading are still there, though I won't be playing as them for this challenge obviously...

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 00:39
migwar. It's not frowned upon at all. The only problem is that greys in general are created with a low PA, so what you see might be as good as they are going to get.

I've certainly used them in the past and I thought I was going to have to again this year for a while.

A little word of advice though, only use greys who have decent physical abilities and keep it simple.

Ideally you won't have any greys but it's not always that simple.

Good luck.

foost
19-10-2007, 00:46
Cookie the 30 minutes are over... :P

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 00:52
Fan Day summary.

Match picked for fan day. (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=Fandayplanned.jpg)

Match stats for Fad Day game. (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=Fandaymatchstats.jpg)

Post match feed-back. (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=Resultoffanday.jpg)

Is it just me or is that a SERIOUS anti-climax http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif?

I was expecting details of an increase in turnover/income due to xxx increase in attendance over the next xx weeks. What we got was very non-specific. It doesn't have to be exact, but they could at least project it?

Then again, how would that work in real life http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif? It wouldn't, so maybe SI have it right and I was just expecting too much http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif.

HunterKiller
19-10-2007, 01:10
Jimbo: I got the same message after a Fan Day on my first game with Cefn Druids. Thing was, we had just been walloped 7-0 http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Sure, seven goals is a lot of entertainment, but would a thrashing like that really benefit the attendances in the long-term?

Seems like you're going well with Chippers though http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

ManU@oldtrafford
19-10-2007, 01:12
well just here is my team up to now I'm very happy with my strike force

here it is Click Here (http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/410/hitchinzl0.jpg)

jsar
19-10-2007, 01:28
well downloaded the kit packs for the lower league clubs so can have actuall kits for my team but cant for the life of me work out where i am supposed to put it. if someone could give me a simple step by step instruction that would be great. have DL'd and extracted it, is just where abouts i need to put it that i am struggling with.

cheers

The Flux Capacitor
19-10-2007, 01:35
Right after umpteen attepmts to get Ilkeston, Ihave admitted defeat so have started life as manager of Kings Lynn

Profile (a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/kstoyle/Profile-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>)

kccircle
19-10-2007, 01:37
ManU

I had Siegre - on demo - he wasn't anywhere near as good as his stats showed

The Flux Capacitor
19-10-2007, 01:37
Sorry about that. Bear with me I will post the right link eventually http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Profile (http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n130/kstoyle/Profile-1.jpg)

zutcorp
19-10-2007, 01:37
Wooohooo

After a difficult start with tiverton, where I have struggled to draw 4 games out of the first 5, and lost one 5-0, Plymouth really came through for me.

Star (http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=ddk1dwwyy9d&thumb=4)

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 01:41
Chippenham. Conference South October 2008 update.

FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round replay.
(H) Chippers 1 Whyteleafe 0.
Micky.

(H) Chippers 1 Bath 0.
Malcolm.

(H) Chippers 3 AFC Wimbledon 1.
Butler, Hatchy, Slo.

FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round.
(A) Chippers 1 Carshalton 2.
Harchy.

(H) Chippers 0 Thurrock 0.

(A) Chippers 4 Havant & W 1.
Tommo, Stef, Micky, Malcolm.

(H) Chippers 3 Hayes & Yeading 0.
Tommo, Micky & Malcolm.

I think it was Alan Hansen who said, "you've got to be great to rotate". Unfortunately, we're NOT great and by fielding a Reserve team against Carshalton, I threw away our unbeaten record which would now be at 13 games were it not for that abomination.

Still, at least we went unbeaten in the league for a 2nd successive month, which now sees us in the playoff position of 4th. Dorchester and Crawley seem to be running away with it though as they have only lost 1 game between them all season, and not drawn too many either.


All teams played 15 games.

1. Dorchester..Pts39
2. Crawley.....Pts36
3. Bath........Pts28
4. Chippenham..Pts27
5. AFC Wombles.Pts27
6. Margate.....Pts26
7. St Albans...Pts25

On the plus side, we're looking pretty good at the moment despite suffering a bit of an injury crisis.

I think the reason that we are coping is that the goals seem to be shared pretty well throughout the squad.


Goals.

Hatchy. Target Man 8.
Bailey. Target Man 8.
Frankie. Winger 5.
Malcolm. Striker 4.
Micky. Striker 3.
Santos. Centre-half 2.
Tommo. Winger 2.
Stef. Midfielder 2.
Slo. Utility left sided player 2.
Cole. Midfielder 1.
Butler. Utility defender 1.
Graz. Striker 1.

It's not all good news though, as rumours persist about the ownership of the club. (http://s54.photobucket.com/albums/g118/Jimbokav1971/Chippenham0809/?action=view&current=Takeoveronthecards.jpg) There hasn't been any speculation as to my future, so I'm hopeful that if and when the takeover goes ahead, it won't affect me.

kccircle
19-10-2007, 01:43
Not looking good

My first friendly saw the ball picked out of the net EIGHT times!

Blackpool Away (http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/kccircle/1stFriendly.jpg)

rlipscombe
19-10-2007, 01:46
Originally posted by kccircle:
<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 Scoham:
Looks like it would be best if you were allowed to retain English players, as its not ideal or realistic having to sign a whole team.

Are teams still coming up with empty squads?

I thought this was sorted during FM07? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Whole squad empty with Worksop - maybe should have included all players from England? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

my worksop team also has only grey players... i see it as a blank canvas with which i can work my magic.....

rlipscombe
19-10-2007, 01:49
Originally posted by kccircle:
Not looking good

My first friendly saw the ball picked out of the net EIGHT times!

Blackpool Away (http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/kccircle/1stFriendly.jpg)

hope i have a better start than that... who have you signed so far? i'll be starting game tonight and need to fill my squad, and fast!

ManU@oldtrafford
19-10-2007, 01:50
Jimbokav you may get lucky get loads of money invested http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

who would sack you http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Poyplemonkeys
19-10-2007, 01:52
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 poyplemonkeys:
erm, what the hell, this is ridiculous.

Board Expectations:

Win the Blue Square South
FA Cup Fourth Round
Win the Setanta Shield
Win the FA Trophy

Can see me getting sacked before long.

What did you set your expectations as at the beginning of the season? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't think I got an option to. I'll check again when I got home but I'm fairly sure I didn't get the choice.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 01:52
Originally posted by zutcorp:
Wooohooo

After a difficult start with tiverton, where I have struggled to draw 4 games out of the first 5, and lost one 5-0, Plymouth really came through for me.

Star (http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=ddk1dwwyy9d&thumb=4)

That's you in the playoffs then http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 01:57
poyplemonkeys. It comes up at the bottom of the page.

I think what might have happened is that you clicked on it by mistake and then moved the mouse and therefore the selections without knowing.

It looks to me like you've clicked on the "highest expectations".

Sorry.

I would guess that you will get sacked as you will not be able to deliver unless you perform miracles.

Did you save after taking over?

I have learn't the hard way.

Save 1. The day before the new league starts.
Save 2. The day that I take over at new club.
Save 3. 1 month on.
Save 4. 2 months on.
Save 5. 3 months on.

Saves 3, 4 & 5 then alernate.

Poyplemonkeys
19-10-2007, 02:00
Nah, won't have done it by mistake. Played 5 or 6 games on t he demo so where and what comes up.

shaggy61
19-10-2007, 02:01
dafuge/allan

want to start again but because my details are still on website it wont let me register there?
at whitby finished in 2024 by reaching championship. anyway here's to starting again!
holidaying now

foost
19-10-2007, 02:04
Shaggy you have to stop ur current account on the website @ options... Then make a new one and select 08 challenge http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

//

Jimbo, is it luck, or is it faith. I just signed Andrew Bond (ex-Barrow) his contract was to expire, and he signed for me!! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

Gilbster
19-10-2007, 02:07
Shaggy if you are finished with your 2007 game on the website, go into options and select end game. That will then let you start your 2008 game. However you wont be able to do any more updates to the 2007 game.

5ergio
19-10-2007, 02:11
Originally posted by poyplemonkeys:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">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 poyplemonkeys:
erm, what the hell, this is ridiculous.

Board Expectations:

Win the Blue Square South
FA Cup Fourth Round
Win the Setanta Shield
Win the FA Trophy

Can see me getting sacked before long.

What did you set your expectations as at the beginning of the season? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't think I got an option to. I'll check again when I got home but I'm fairly sure I didn't get the choice. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

By some teams I know this issue. If the board claims that you can be the winner of the league, than they don't let you choose any achievement level. They just expect you to win. For example when you take control of Fenerbahce in Turkey, the board expects you to win the league so no options show up. But this shouldn't be the case for a newly promoted side. Anyway. GL with your progress. Hope you finish at their desired position or it looks like a restart for you.

kccircle
19-10-2007, 02:18
Originally posted by rlipscombe:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kccircle:
Not looking good

My first friendly saw the ball picked out of the net EIGHT times!

Blackpool Away (http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/kccircle/1stFriendly.jpg)

hope i have a better start than that... who have you signed so far? i'll be starting game tonight and need to fill my squad, and fast! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Transfers In

Transfers In (http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/kccircle/TransfersIn.jpg)

I won my first league game, away at Vauxhall. Am currently getting hammered by boston at home though. Steve Fletcher might prove to be a good buy, backed up by a cameo last ten minutes of Steve Torpey. Neither can play a full game but both decent in the air

shaggy61
19-10-2007, 02:22
thanks foost

done that, come on computer!

Allan
19-10-2007, 02:23
Originally posted by shaggy61:
dafuge/allan

want to start again but because my details are still on website it wont let me register there?
at whitby finished in 2024 by reaching championship. anyway here's to starting again!
holidaying now

Your old login will still work, if you dont remember your password use the password recovery option, if your still stuck use the website to contact me.

ManU@oldtrafford
19-10-2007, 02:24
here my pre-season results

Hitchin 2-0 Biddulph should of been more

Hitchin 1-5 Woking very bad they were all over us but one good thing manager to score after lossing 5-0

Hitchin 2-3 Crawley good result but both goals were freekicks

Ramsgate 3-2 Hitchin my sub came on and scored the 2 after lossing 3-0 should of won

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 02:29
Jimbo, is it luck, or is it faith. I just signed Andrew Bond (ex-Barrow) his contract was to expire, and he signed for me!!

foost. I've signed him too, but I must admit that he doesn't get many games. He's good to have on the bench because he can cover DR & MC and my MC's seem to collect cards like they are going out of fashion. I've also played him at MR too.

He's more of a back-up player as I have some VERY good wide players, but I wouldn't have a problem if I needed to play him.

He's actually starting my next game at DR, although I prefer to play him on the bench.

I've also signed Butler and Brown who were at Barrow. Butler is a decent squad player but Brown can't even get on the pitch when my 3 best wingers are injured http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif.

foost
19-10-2007, 02:34
lol @ brown http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ahwell, just signed last years 2nd best goalscorer: Whittington http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

/me hopes he will score for me aswell http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 02:36
kccircle. You've got some quality on that transfer in list haven't you http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

ManU@oldtrafford
19-10-2007, 02:41
Originally posted by ManU@oldtrafford:
here my pre-season results

Hitchin 2-0 Biddulph should of been more

Hitchin 1-5 Woking very bad they were all over us but one good thing manager to score after lossing 5-0

Hitchin 2-3 Crawley good result but both goals were freekicks

Ramsgate 3-2 Hitchin my sub came on and scored the 2 after lossing 3-0 should of won

after these result I'v deciced I need a better keeper so I sign nathan abbey and got sammy igoe in anyone know a decent centre defender thanks

Gilbster
19-10-2007, 02:46
Managed to get West Ham as a parent club for Hendon, and amazingly the only player offered to me has accepted. I now have for the season Kyel Reid, who according to my ass man would be a "leading star for any Championship side".

I seem to be buying older youth to complement my existing 16 year olds, so not sure how I will do. Havent had a friendly yet.

foost
19-10-2007, 03:18
Thats wicked Gilbster! I havn't got a good parent club yet, since the one I got is in the Conference Premier... As if :P

DaveHammer
19-10-2007, 03:19
Currently holidaying and this will be my 4th attempt a the Dafuge challenge.

I have never completed the challenge but did get Braintree, Chelmsford and last year Bromley all to the premier league and even won it with Braintree. Just hope i can go one better this time.

Would like the challenge of a sub 1000 team but i've waited 2 versions for Chelmsford(nearest town and where i work) to be at their home stadium so I have to be them.

Good luck to all, and here's to another exciting long term game. Will post opening screenshot shortley.

iacovone
19-10-2007, 03:26
Cant wait to get this challenge underway, will be picking up my copy in about an hour. Will keep you all posted.

Alurny
19-10-2007, 03:28
Great to see people are being Worksop Town! M'on the tigers!!

I Used to do their research whilst they were still a league club so will look forward to seeing them go to glory! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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On a side note if anyone manages to get hemel hempsted to appear could you *please* upload the file? Thanks http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

zutcorp
19-10-2007, 03:30
I have had to move almost everyone to easy tackling, since the refs seem to fit the lvl of play a little too closely!

I thought that you had to actively kill a player in BSS to get a yellow?

mattyisalegend
19-10-2007, 03:30
reoaded about 30 times hoping for Ossett Town but its not meant to be it seems so have gone with Kings Lynn. This is the 1st time have done this challenge and to behonest im not expecting to do too well but we will see, anyway


profile (http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/mattyisalegend/profile.jpg)

squad (http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/mattyisalegend/startingsquad.jpg)

info (http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/mattyisalegend/info.jpg)

So im expected to finish 17th but ill be happy with 20th. At least i might get a few decent players from my parent club Norwich.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 03:42
ManU@oldtrafford

Joey Hutchison.
Sag Burton.
Anthony Charles.
Tony Crane.

To be honest there are loads but it depends what you want him to do.

My advice is sign some slow old fat blokes who will win everything in the air and play a deep defensive line and their lack of pace shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 03:44
DaveHammer. You're not alone mate. I've never completed this or Gundo's challenge.

In FM06 I won the Premiership with Hitchin and lost in the Qtr Finals of the Champions League.

In Fm07 I got to 3 consecutive Champions League Qtr Finals with Lisburn Rangers but never won http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.

Gilbster
19-10-2007, 03:58
First competitive match, I lose 2-0 and have 2 players sent off.

Maybe I will actually have to look at the tactics in this version, and try and figure some basics out. I rarely touch tactics normally, but I dont want lots of red cards when I have next to no back up.

foost
19-10-2007, 04:01
I lost 1-2 to my reserve team rofl

Scab
19-10-2007, 04:01
Pre-season (http://static.pici.se/pictures/RIubloiJc.png).

I'm not sure if I should be happy or disappointed by this. If it keeps up I should probably be able to avoid relegation, so I suppose it's a good thing. Not being able to beat my own U18 team full of grays somewhat bothers me, though...

jsar
19-10-2007, 04:06
Update 01/12/08

Well after a disapointing start to the season, i find myself in 15th.

Things seem to be on the up though with the last game in november against rivals, Bath finnishing 4-0.

Wish i could just find a decent goalkeeper, got the fire power up front but at the moment i am leaking goals.

anyways here are some screenies.

Leagu Table 01/12/08 (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b219/jsar/Ltable011208.jpg)

Manager Overview 01/12/08 (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b219/jsar/Mover011208.jpg)

Star Player 1 (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b219/jsar/illugason.jpg)

Star Player 2 (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b219/jsar/Hal.jpg)

Star Player 3 (http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b219/jsar/samba.jpg)

Oh and whilst i am here i have DL'd the kits for the pre- BS n/s teams how do i add these to the game i want proper kits http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

rlipscombe
19-10-2007, 04:14
Originally posted by kccircle:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rlipscombe:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by kccircle:
Not looking good

My first friendly saw the ball picked out of the net EIGHT times!

Blackpool Away (http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/kccircle/1stFriendly.jpg)

hope i have a better start than that... who have you signed so far? i'll be starting game tonight and need to fill my squad, and fast! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Transfers In

Transfers In (http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q244/kccircle/TransfersIn.jpg)

I won my first league game, away at Vauxhall. Am currently getting hammered by boston at home though. Steve Fletcher might prove to be a good buy, backed up by a cameo last ten minutes of Steve Torpey. Neither can play a full game but both decent in the air </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

cheers for that kccircle... can't wait to start working with the Tigers tonight....

ScottishSteven
19-10-2007, 04:16
Well, after enjoying last year's challenge so much, I'm back again for this one in the hope of actually completing it!

After about 20 reloads, I finally settled on the lowest rep team I could find -

[img=http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/6671/mangotsfieldprofileke6.png] (Mangotsfield United!!

Wish me luck folks, as it looks like I'm going to need it. No players or staff, except 5 youngsters just added to the squad from the youths, it's going to be tough!!

On a plus note, I have Cheltenham as a Parent club, and I was just able to ask for a second one? Doubt I'll get one, but it bodes well for future seasons...

Good luck everyone, all the best!

p.s. Allan - I'm blown away by the new website mate, absolutely outstanding!

shaggy61
19-10-2007, 04:16
profile (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p20/shaggy61/profile08.jpg)

second time round(hate vista!)
the mighty Whitby town are seconded for shaggy's attemtp

ScottishSteven
19-10-2007, 04:18
Hmm, balls'd that up...

Work this time please! (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mangotsfieldprofileke6.png)

freelinet
19-10-2007, 04:29
After reloading god knows how many times after Team Bath didn't get promoted I chose the 2nd nearest team to me: Chippenham

Chippenham's New manager! (http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x147/freelinet/Profile.jpg)

Jordanknox
19-10-2007, 04:30
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 Jordanknox:
Update
8th October 2008

After a poor start results have picked up recently. Currnetly sitting 8th in Blue square south which will do me. This is mostly down to 2 key signings, Nabil el Zhar and James Sinclair both on loan from paretn club Colchester.

Very tired so ill sleep now and update tommorow.

It's very strange that you got el Zahir. He's playing every week in League 2 in my game http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Colchester signed him from Liverpool for £16k but he never got a game and was sent to the reserves. I made a loan bid (I did with every other Colchester reserve player) and he came. On previous versions if you made an offer for a player from youre parent team the player wouldnt agree to it but it looks like its changed on this version as ive got 8 players on loan from Colchester.

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 04:31
Originally posted by freelinet:
After reloading god knows how many times after Team Bath didn't get promoted I chose the 2nd nearest team to me: Chippenham

Chippenham's New manager! (http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x147/freelinet/Profile.jpg)

freelinet. Shouldn't your reputation be obscure http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif?

ManU@oldtrafford
19-10-2007, 04:34
I can't load my game up show i'll have to download a save on the first page how do I change my team on the website

aaberdeenn
19-10-2007, 04:35
All nighter was it Jimbo.? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

cookie15
19-10-2007, 04:44
Ok then cookie is back!!!

I've loaded a few times and the lowest team i can get is Chippenham (900 rep) so i'm keep going i want to get a team with 850 or less to have a crack with!

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

SeanH91
19-10-2007, 04:44
Update 1/3/09

Despite a shakey start to the season we have played really really well.

Predicted to finish 18th, currently 4th http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Leahue Table (http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8653/leagueza5.jpg)

Star Player 1 (http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3798/donnnyyt6.jpg)

Star Player 2 (http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4524/bathir6.jpg)

ManU@oldtrafford
19-10-2007, 04:45
Originally posted by cookie15:
Ok then cookie is back!!!

I've loaded a few times and the lowest team i can get is Chippenham (900 rep) so i'm keep going i want to get a team with 850 or less to have a crack with!

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

you can get Mangotsfield United save of the website the 850 rep

aaberdeenn
19-10-2007, 04:45
Originally posted by cookie15:
Ok then cookie is back!!!

I've loaded a few times and the lowest team i can get is Chippenham (900 rep) so i'm keep going i want to get a team with 850 or less to have a crack with!

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

Your game come in the post then or you go out a nd get one?

aaberdeenn
19-10-2007, 04:46
Originally posted by aaberdeenn:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cookie15:
Ok then cookie is back!!!

I've loaded a few times and the lowest team i can get is Chippenham (900 rep) so i'm keep going i want to get a team with 850 or less to have a crack with!

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

Your game come in the post then or you go out and get one? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

ManU@oldtrafford
19-10-2007, 04:46
Originally posted by ManU@oldtrafford:
I can't load my game up show i'll have to download a save on the first page how do I change my team on the website

found it

well here my profile for Mangotsfield United

Here (http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/209/mangotsae4.jpg)

OugaBagga
19-10-2007, 04:48
starting challenge on holiday now

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 04:51
Originally posted by aaberdeenn:
All nighter was it Jimbo.? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

In one word........ http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

mattyisalegend
19-10-2007, 04:52
Well ive brought in some back room staff and am now working on the squad. Hopefully despite his age the experience and quality this guy will bring to the side will boost my chances of survival.

new signing (http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/mattyisalegend/mustaphahadji.jpg)

ManU@oldtrafford
19-10-2007, 04:56
Originally posted by mattyisalegend:
Well ive brought in some back room staff and am now working on the squad. Hopefully despite his age the experience and quality this guy will bring to the side will boost my chances of survival.

new signing (http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd178/mattyisalegend/mustaphahadji.jpg)

you can't scout him http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Alurny
19-10-2007, 05:03
Agh! I have given in to waiting!

On holiday as we speak! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Come on Hemel Hempstead! (I would be Worksop but their reputation is too high http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

michael91
19-10-2007, 05:03
My Profile for Mangotsfield
My Profile (http://img520.imageshack.us/my.php?image=michaelmaltmandc8.jpg)

Jimbokav1971
19-10-2007, 05:04
you can't scout him

Very good point http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif.