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rancer890
08-09-2008, 01:13
Just curious, how well did your feeder clubs perform with your team giving them loan players?

I got Lokeren from a bottom-of-the-table Belgian 2nd Division team to a mid-table 1st Division team.

Also got Furth into the Bundesliga for a season before being relegated.

I'm sure you can do better than this :p:D

wstussyb1
08-09-2008, 01:26
I played Valencia once for like 6 years, forgot what team they have a feeder in England, but I was able to get them to the Prem, I checked there information and they had something like $140 million, maybe all the money they saved from my loans. Kinda nice team for loans too, since I was able only to have 3 FGN players, I could send them to that team.

Moaner
08-09-2008, 01:33
as arsenal i loaned four great youngsters every season to millwall....eventually they had thier link cancelled because they made to the same league as us (premiership). clearly missing my players (over a third of thier starting X1) they went straight back down again with 14 points and 2 wins. i couldn't get them as a feeder team again- so i started trying with coventry instead....

rinso
08-09-2008, 01:38
valencia have charlton as a feeder...

never really pay attention to my feeders tbh, and atm i only have england playable, do i dont know how theyre doing!

rancer890
08-09-2008, 01:40
as arsenal i loaned four great youngsters every season to millwall....eventually they had thier link cancelled because they made to the same league as us (premiership). clearly missing my players (over a third of thier starting X1) they went straight back down again with 14 points and 2 wins. i couldn't get them as a feeder team again- so i started trying with coventry instead....

Yeah, I got something similar with my Derby save. I got both Coventry and West Brom as feeder clubs. Also forgot to add that I got Port Vale into L1 and now in strong position to get promoted again into the Championship.

Management
08-09-2008, 08:02
yea almost all my feeder clubs get promoted to the superliga after a year or 2... i wish they'd keep the link for when they relegated again the next season... alot of my players were happy about going there to play for the feeders...

Nomis07
08-09-2008, 08:33
At FC Bayern I had FC Cottbus as a feeder club and they got promoted into the same league eventually, they beat me on the opening day of the season :mad:

The_Future\'s_Maroon
08-09-2008, 08:38
I managed to get a few teams promoted....but you dont really know if its down to your players or not....I tend only to send youngsters to feeder teams as my fringe players play in the reserves.



Interesting subject this as I noticed something just last week.

I had a save where I was a Prem team, can't remember who.....but as my personal fav team is Hearts I also check on them to see how they get on. In this save I found that they had got Arsenal as a Parent Club, but anytime I have went Hearts I have never been able to get a parent club.....can anyone explain this or is it just luck of the draw? (I have had many many Hearts saves and never had a parent club)

Ryknow
08-09-2008, 08:53
I had a bug in one game where I got a low div team to the same league as my team (prem). They link didnt get cancelled so I could keep sending my lads to that team. They turned out to be a rather wealthy side. This was in FM07.

In FM08 the feeder teams dont go that well cause I dont use them all that much as I can send my players to England or Spain to get better training and experience.

Themistofelis
08-09-2008, 09:31
Never tested , i only get feeders from Cyprus , Malta , Estonia and other places with no leagues ( fm07) , maybe this is because i play Greek / Norwegian sides .
Once i ve got Brescia but i couldn't have them promoted

carboreeta
08-09-2008, 09:48
Conversley as Basingstoke I am completely reliant on my Reading Feeder players they have got me 3 promotions in a row, the rest of my squad is so unbeleiveably auwful!

liambell
08-09-2008, 12:00
Took control of AFC Wimbledon after the 1st season in Blue Square South and immediately got Arsenal as a parent team. The first 3 seasons I had consecuative promotions using the same 4 long term loans from Arsenal (Gavin Hoyte, Kyle Bartley, Jack Whiltshire (who I retrained as a CF) and Jay Simpson (who was a goal machine)). Often, especially as I progressed up the leagues, I would get some additional 3 month loans. In short Arsenal played a massive role in my rise to the Premiership and I was actually very gutted when the link was eventually cancelled when I got to the Prem some 8 years later. By that point, however, a lot of the players that I had loaned from Arsenal had me or Wimbledon as favorites so I was able to or already had signed them permanently.

jayahr
08-09-2008, 13:03
My loanies always get my feeder club relegated :(

Gauvner
08-09-2008, 13:13
I normally just send out a few youngsters to my feeder clubs. They get some match experience and gain knowledge of the game lower down in the leagues.

The only thing ive seen my youngsters doing at a feeder is getting them the new record in red cards.

glamdring
08-09-2008, 13:35
I had Stranraer as a feeder club for 15 years when I was at Derby County in FM07 - I signed loads of potentially talented young players and would always send 4 of them off to Stranraer each season - some of them became stars in the Premier League a few years down the line. Stranraer, however, remained in the Scottish 3rd Division for the entire duration :p

AZBruntsfield
08-09-2008, 16:58
In 07, as Livingston, I had (after a while) Nottingham Forest and East Fife as their feeder clubs, both got to their top divisions in about 8 seasons... 2030s though. Forest got to the Champions League group stages with 4 of my players :D

x42bn6
08-09-2008, 21:05
Took Levante from 15th to 3rd in La Liga.

Rather idiotically, Levante are still after my promising youngsters. Essentially, they don't have any good players that are theirs - all their good players are on loan.

sydfc4ever
09-09-2008, 04:41
My polish WP club just won the league for the 4th consecutive time with 3 of my kids staring throughout the season (1, an Iranian, has ditched Iran and made his first appearance for Poland too!)

Southampton just cancelled their link as they got promoted through penalties, Leto was their player of the year (2nd year in a row for him).

Millwall missed out on the Championship playoffs by a point

sadly Accrington did poor, only missing out on being relegated back to League 2 by winning thier last few games.

can't remember what happened to my non-english feeders, i think i remember reading that Chicago won something.

Misodoctakleidist
09-09-2008, 06:41
I had a save where I was a Prem team, can't remember who.....but as my personal fav team is Hearts I also check on them to see how they get on. In this save I found that they had got Arsenal as a Parent Club, but anytime I have went Hearts I have never been able to get a parent club.....can anyone explain this or is it just luck of the draw? (I have had many many Hearts saves and never had a parent club)

Sometimes if you praise the manager of a bigger team, your board will arrange a link-up without being asked.