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Some Guy!
19-11-2008, 11:44
What the hell is this?!

How the hell am I meant to survive the season with this! I can't even make my loans from last year permanent with this!

craigy18181
19-11-2008, 11:45
well how much money do you have in the bank? Who are you? Free transfers me thinks :D

Super Bladesman
19-11-2008, 11:48
What team are you managing?

Maybe the board don't think you've much chance of staying up, so don't want to over-invest.

Jimmyt
19-11-2008, 11:54
All depends on the division. I'd love it if my League Two side got given that much!

dexta200
19-11-2008, 11:55
Lol tbh can't see any club getting given alot to spend unless they have a big bank balance or got promoted into the premiership

feedthegoat
19-11-2008, 11:57
That's ridiculous, irl even Hull and Stoke have spent a fair amount on new players, think this needs looking at tbh.

MartinGregory84
19-11-2008, 11:59
You have not said who you are yet?

Some Guy!
19-11-2008, 12:01
Derby...

Won promotion with 96 points! How the **** would they be worried?

My god... I have never heard of something this stupid...

Glenn Wakeford
19-11-2008, 12:03
Have you asked your board for more funds?
Have you adjusted your budgets?

If so, time to start hunting thos value free players :)

Some Guy!
19-11-2008, 12:07
Oh well... I've come through worse in football manager games!

Let's blitz the free transfer market!

CHARLIERODD
19-11-2008, 12:08
Haha good luck... even my Saints board gave me more than that after promotion!

Richard76
19-11-2008, 12:10
Derby...

Won promotion with 96 points! How the **** would they be worried?

My god... I have never heard of something this stupid...

After their performance last time around I'm not in the least bit surprised.

craigy18181
19-11-2008, 12:13
How much money do you have in the bank? if its 10 million then you cant expect them to give you 10 million to spend on players

Some Guy!
19-11-2008, 12:18
Well... you can if they value premiership money above immediate relegation!

I may just be about to lose my mind! I've made offers to a casual 13 players!

the blue ferret
19-11-2008, 12:22
I got promoted 1s season with Leicester, though it was a painful experience, and the board gave me 450k to spend on new players. I asked for more money and they gave me 5 million.

Brought in Surman, Joe Lewis, Paul Connelly, Cameron Jermone, Assancau, Sapol Mani, and a few others with a million to spare. Cant seem to get a win though.

One thing I noticed. Stoke got relegated and sold all their players, they have a squad of about 9 players. They havnt bought anyone. Southampton have done the same as they got relegated to league 1.

Thats a bigger issue.

Paggioram
19-11-2008, 12:25
I am also playing as Derby and I wondered if this might be the case if you get promoted. I am just going into the Jan transfer window of season one and have decided that it would be a great idea to develop my half decent youngsters which means I can sell them for something half decent money wise or play them.

As I still have cash left my other plan is to use the cash I have in Jan to buy prem standard players / youngsters for next season and hired more scouts to set up scouting network for cheaper players with a bit of quality. This was the only way I can see me doing anything in the prem as I refuse to take on older frees as they just want the cash.

Jimmyt
19-11-2008, 12:36
Go out and get loans from better prem clubs.

Some Guy!
19-11-2008, 12:43
So... After much stressing and spam offering contracts I have signed the following:

Ross Wallace, Jens Lehmann, Amaury Bischoff, Benoit Pedretti, Steve Hughes, Landry N'Guemo, Wayne Routledge, Malek Cherrad, Daniel Sturridge and a couple more still in the works...

My wage bill is about 64k over, but I don't ****ing care!

Still worried about the right back spot, but the rest of the squad is looking okay... Might be able to pull this off!

Evilscotsman
19-11-2008, 12:50
64k over the wage budget
I would try to fix that otherwise if you do get relegated from the prermiership, players will leave for frees and you will have no cash

jayahr
19-11-2008, 12:53
So... After much stressing and spam offering contracts I have signed the following:

Ross Wallace, Jens Lehmann, Amaury Bischoff, Benoit Pedretti, Steve Hughes, Landry N'Guemo, Wayne Routledge, Malek Cherrad, Daniel Sturridge and a couple more still in the works...

My wage bill is about 64k over, but I don't ****ing care!

Still worried about the right back spot, but the rest of the squad is looking okay... Might be able to pull this off!

good luck :thup:

Would be a rewarding achievement :)

Robhug
19-11-2008, 12:54
Derby...

Won promotion with 96 points! How the **** would they be worried?

My god... I have never heard of something this stupid...

what did you choose as your level of expectation for the season ahead? your budget would have been ammended accordingly. You must have been in a lot of debt. you need to manage your finances better.

Some Guy!
19-11-2008, 12:58
what did you choose as your level of expectation for the season ahead? your budget would have been ammended accordingly. You must have been in a lot of debt. you need to manage your finances better.

Not really...

...there wasn't anything I could do better with the financial side the year before either.

If I went for winning the Premiership I would have been given a massive 1.2 mil!

joshmay07
19-11-2008, 13:29
Haha Look it is something you need to live with, Many of us have faced far worse situations in Football Manager and this is all that comes with Being a Football Coach. For Example :- At the moment i am Yeovil Town FC and all 3 seasons have been tipped for relagation, But in my first season i Finished 19th and my second season finished 10th and so far in my 3rd season at the halfway point i am 8th .
I have done this by selling alot of players for alot of money for example :- I signed Richie Byrne For free and sold him for 200k a season Later I Sold a player who was already at yeovil for 100k Being Andy Welsh And i got Sam Sodje on a Free Transfer and sold him for 250k.
Out of this 550k recieved only 50k has been in my transfer budget which i put into wages. Another idea was to get a parent Club and as i got United well lts say it pays lol. But What i mam saying is that you dont Megabucks Just yougsters and free's that you can sell on for a decent Price Soooo Chill !

Some Guy!
19-11-2008, 13:56
Haha Look it is something you need to live with, Many of us have faced far worse situations in Football Manager and this is all that comes with Being a Football Coach. For Example :- At the moment i am Yeovil Town FC and all 3 seasons have been tipped for relagation, But in my first season i Finished 19th and my second season finished 10th and so far in my 3rd season at the halfway point i am 8th .
I have done this by selling alot of players for alot of money for example :- I signed Richie Byrne For free and sold him for 200k a season Later I Sold a player who was already at yeovil for 100k Being Andy Welsh And i got Sam Sodje on a Free Transfer and sold him for 250k.
Out of this 550k recieved only 50k has been in my transfer budget which i put into wages. Another idea was to get a parent Club and as i got United well lts say it pays lol. But What i mam saying is that you dont Megabucks Just yougsters and free's that you can sell on for a decent Price Soooo Chill !

You're not meant to tame Tevez, Berbatov and Rooney with a defensive pairing with an average age of 20...

Actually, the side isn't looking too bad, I should be capable of survival now. If Delph continues improving I might just be pushing up!

joshmay07
19-11-2008, 14:00
well when you have beaten championship teams in the fa cup like i have and im league one and opf course your not gunna tame teams like united chelsea liverpool and arsenal who does tbh (well apart from hull and stoke at the arsenal rofl) if you wanted money then y did u nt join a team with alot of money its called making the game fun and real life u didnt see derby having a rant last season cus they had no money lol



All i can say is good luck and that it will be a test for you

Tal_Hides
19-11-2008, 14:10
Well Derby were struggling a bit financially weren't they? That's why they brought Adam Pearson in as Chairman to hunt for new investment.

I think you should view this as a blessing. If you manage to stay up it's a testament to your great managerial abilities. If you get relegated straight away, it's the fault of those idiot accountants who didn't do enough to support you!

Sounds like from your replies you're having a laugh without a transfer budget anyway. I wouldn't worry about it. Good luck!

Some Guy!
19-11-2008, 14:16
well when you have beaten championship teams in the fa cup like i have and im league one and opf course your not gunna tame teams like united chelsea liverpool and arsenal who does tbh (well apart from hull and stoke at the arsenal rofl) if you wanted money then y did u nt join a team with alot of money its called making the game fun and real life u didnt see derby having a rant last season cus they had no money lol



All i can say is good luck and that it will be a test for you

I don't care what team you are... <1 mil on promotion to the top flight is rediculous! For christ sake with Gadsby we spent 12 mil. Last season I had 3 mil...

coady
19-11-2008, 14:21
I kept Luton up from -30 but still only got 500 wage budget left and no transfer money, got about 15 players, it's gonna be all about the loan signings and Ian Roper again.

joshmay07
19-11-2008, 14:25
haha i thinkin some one needs to calm down and concentrate on winning and you say you had 3 mill last season thats intresting maybe you should of spent it wisely and then u wudnt be in this position and whats wrong with the players you got if they won the championship so easily then surly they can cut it in the prem ?:p

Riz Remes
19-11-2008, 15:09
Different boards will be more careful about setting budgets, while some other boards might be more ambitious (depending on the chairman attributes) and more free-spending as a result.

As long as you keep your finances in good shape by sticking to the given budgets, you should be making a nice bit of money from the Premier league TV payments over the first half of the season and should be in a good position to either receive a bigger transfer budget in January or at least ask for more transfer funds from the board.

crafty bison
19-11-2008, 15:13
What the hell is this?!

How the hell am I meant to survive the season with this! I can't even make my loans from last year permanent with this!

Buy no one, get relegated, take the parachute payment, go up again with money in the bank.

Now that's tactics.

joshmay07
19-11-2008, 15:45
Buy no one, get relegated, take the parachute payment, go up again with money in the bank.

Now that's tactics.

agreed well said:thup:

stevio11
19-11-2008, 17:10
If you were manager of Birmingham City then this would correct. IRL they make you sell to buy or get freebies so maybe the game follows that

:-)

mikegoodman25
19-11-2008, 17:53
Not got into a full season yet on 09 but on 08 got Plymouth up in my first season, had about 500k in the bank and the board gave me 13.25m to spend, spent it all and ended up -5m in the red but worth it. Signed Rob Earnshaw, Kevin Kilbane, Kyle Lafferty, Richard Hughes among others. Getting my first Premier League point against Man Utd was the a proud moment!

Dimony
19-11-2008, 18:16
You think that's bad? My Lazio board have given me 2.5m to get a European spot. :S

Matt SFC
19-11-2008, 18:31
I only got a 2m budget for geting promoted to the Premiership as Southampton. Tried everything to get more money but no luck.

Wild182
19-11-2008, 18:33
Got promoted as Sheffield Wednesday after 2 seasons, Was given 18m to avoid relegation. Have gone a bit crazy on the spending!

bigdunk
19-11-2008, 19:27
Just be thankful you actually got promoted, otherwise you'd probably have been sacked. Managing Derby is an absolute nightmare. I'm on my fourth attempt, having been sacked twice and giving up having reached the prem and lost something like 13 games out of 14.

Jonfun1980
19-11-2008, 19:28
That sounds cool to me, get in some good free transfers. Get some good loans and enjoy.

Also there are some good bargains out there.

Some Guy!
20-11-2008, 02:46
haha i thinkin some one needs to calm down and concentrate on winning and you say you had 3 mill last season thats intresting maybe you should of spent it wisely and then u wudnt be in this position and whats wrong with the players you got if they won the championship so easily then surly they can cut it in the prem ?:p

Carl Valeri, Matthew Spiranovic and Fabien Delph... All 3 key players in my promotion! They were worth every cent last season!


Just be thankful you actually got promoted, otherwise you'd probably have been sacked. Managing Derby is an absolute nightmare. I'm on my fourth attempt, having been sacked twice and giving up having reached the prem and lost something like 13 games out of 14.

Oh well... I'm happy enough to have gotten Daniel Sturridge, Jens Lehman and some french bloke in on frees. The squad should be good enough to survive, but still... I could have done so much more with on 10 mil!

I had Mauro Zarate, Rafael Sobis, Sergey Ignashevic and co all lined up! Sobis went to PSG, Ignashevic and Zarate are still there. I'm currently in the process of selling Commons and Green to get Zarate!

Some Guy!
20-11-2008, 03:55
Not doing too badly now at the very start of the season...

0-0 at home to Reading
2-0 at home to Fulham (Sturridge got his first goal for the club)

So yeah... Not the worst start ever.

joshmay07
20-11-2008, 15:17
you will do it hey i think it makes the game more fun :p

jayahr
20-11-2008, 15:22
Not doing too badly now at the very start of the season...

0-0 at home to Reading
2-0 at home to Fulham (Sturridge got his first goal for the club)

So yeah... Not the worst start ever.

KUTGW :)

Keep us updated how one can survive virtually without a budget :)

bigguyinthesky
20-11-2008, 15:33
its about wheeling and dealing lol its what makes the game what it is i love the challenge of getting promoted then trying to stay up but one thing to be careful of is older players demand more cash and that quite often breaks your bank better to look for younger players that will develop into stars for your club

Some Guy!
23-11-2008, 14:14
Okay...

It's now late March, and it's been one hell of a season so far.

Into the semi finals of the FA Cup strangly enough, but the bane of all my football manager games, Arsenal is ready to thrash me at Wembley...

As for the League, 29 played, 7 wins, 11 Draws, 11 loses, 24 goals for, 32 goals against (better record than Manchester United! Nyatanga and Spira have been amazing!) and 32 points. Looks like I might pull through.

My key midfield signing Pedretti has been anything but impressive. Routledge, Lehmann, Wallace, Sturridge and Kante have been doing the buisness though. However I should mention Pedretti has been getting into form recently. I managed to bring in a few frees from the Eastern side of Europe over Christmas: Jiri Jarosik (been injured), Jiranek (been massive) and Pogrebnyak (great player, and finding his touch!). Jiranek and Pogrebnyak have given some much needed life to what was becoming a failing season (was in 10th, then began to slide), and the slide is beginning again, but hopefully Jarosik can come back and at least do something for the club.

If I manage to get a budget next season I have a lot of targets though... 20 million could make me a European side, easy!

Some Guy!
23-11-2008, 14:32
Jarosik's back!

Finally back after 2 months out injured, a week in the reserves and back to some kind of match fitness. Given 5 minutes at the end! Pedretti was injured and the Rams were down to ten men and 1-0 on the stroke of 90... But Jiri Jarosik to the rescue. He puts in a wonderful pass to pick Routledge out perfectly, who crosses to the head of Pogrebnyak for a 1-1 away draw to 3rd place Everton!

...but Jarosik was injured immediately after that pass... Gone for a month!

englandmanager
23-11-2008, 14:40
lol i got promoted from league 1 with leeds and got more than that

3.8 million was my budget :)

mackemforever
23-11-2008, 14:52
It amazes me how people can buy this game, find something they disagree with and then act like a complete **** expecting it to be fixed because they act like a **** about it.
Can anybody think of the last time they bought a game that had no bugs at all in it?
No, didn't think so.

The moral of the story is, DON'T ACT LIKE A **** AND HAVE SOME PATIENCE WHILE SI BUILD THE NEXT PATCH.

Some Guy!
23-11-2008, 14:57
It amazes me how people can buy this game, find something they disagree with and then act like a complete **** expecting it to be fixed because they act like a **** about it.
Can anybody think of the last time they bought a game that had no bugs at all in it?
No, didn't think so.

The moral of the story is, DON'T ACT LIKE A **** AND HAVE SOME PATIENCE WHILE SI BUILD THE NEXT PATCH.

Now that you've missed more than 2 dozen posts, I might as well return to that point...

THIS IS ****ING REDICULOUS!

The fact that they can make something this ****ing stupid is just plain silly...

Yes, there's bugs, there always will be. But game breakers like this are just plain rediculous, especially in a huge league like England!

You'd expect as well that they would have thought that this might be a problem before it was released as well, as so many many people play in the English leagues, many below the Premiership hoping to get there and survive.

When I pay $90 for a game, I'm expecting that it is actually good enough to be on shelfs, and this is a fairly serious problem...

But hey, I should be past this **** season now and back to building my side for the future!

Olivervscv
23-11-2008, 15:08
HAHAHAHAHA Derby had so much financial trouble in the past and present that i am suprised they even have anything to spend in there bank, so why complain?????

Some Guy!
23-11-2008, 15:24
HAHAHAHAHA Derby had so much financial trouble in the past and present that i am suprised they even have anything to spend in there bank, so why complain?????

Wow... I'm surprised someone as thick as you can actually breathe...

Last season we were in some trouble due to Gadsby wanting out of the club. Then the money we actually used was ****ed away by Wee Billy who wanted nothing more than to leave the club (****!). However, with the new board the club has plenty of funds and is in the far more stable position now, definitely stronger than putting 850k up for Transfers upon promotion. ****, I don't care what trouble you're in, unless the club's about to fold, you can afford to fund transfers in the premiership! ****, I was in a full 200k of debt when I went up, look out, we better sacrifice out chance of survival... Which I have won back (I hope)!

mackemforever
23-11-2008, 20:00
lmfao, if you payed $90 for the game then you deserve everything you get.
It is about $50 everywhere or about 35.

Some Guy!
24-11-2008, 08:10
lmfao, if you payed $90 for the game then you deserve everything you get.
It is about $50 everywhere or about 35.

Australian douchebag...

Actually, I think it was $80...

Also, this raises an interesting question: Why would I deserve for the game to be terribly made if I payed more for it?

Some Guy!
24-11-2008, 09:54
Oh yeah! FA Cup final time!

Been on a slide recently without a win in the league for was is feeling like an eternatity, but... Into the final of the FA cup after a 1-0 win over Arsenal. The goal from who else, but Lewin Nyatanga!

T4RG4
24-11-2008, 10:01
850k prem is pretty bad. Clubs get a hell of a lot of income (30M?) just for turning up. I took QPR up after losing 12M the previous year and they still gave me 5M to survive. That is pretty bad too... but they have a tiny stadium and losses to recoup )) Maybe they expect me to go down...

Winning prem? They offered 7M... yawn.

Some Guy!
24-11-2008, 10:09
Well... I should survive in the end and I'm one match from Europe. I can't call that a bad season!

Also, despite a having no money I now at least have a strong base for the future with Delph, Nyatanga, Sturridge and such, not to mention Pogrebnak up front who is only 26 at the moment.

Some Guy!
24-11-2008, 11:36
That's survival!

Now I have to pray for money though, Lehmann is set to retire!

scottnmcleod
24-11-2008, 11:42
Yeah same happend to me. Got promoted through 2nd place in my first season with wolves. Given 3 million to spend. Thats life i supose. Lets hope i can stay up...

hursty2
24-11-2008, 12:05
After their performance last time around I'm not in the least bit surprised.
Just what i was gonna say lol!

Some Guy!
24-11-2008, 12:43
YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!

Predicted dead last by the media, a full 850k to spend and I end up in 12th, with the FA cup and European Qualification!!!

On a horror run in the League (no wins and only 2 draws in 8), scrape past Soton in the cup and draw Arsenal. I decide that this is our year, declare in the press conference that we're going to win against 1st place Arsenal, and it happens with a massive header from Nyatanga! Then round off the season with 4 wins in 6 to secure my Premiership status including another 2-1 victory over league winners Arsenal! Then finally winning the FA cup and qualifing for Europe (UEFA Cup) with a 1-0 win over Newcastle thanks to a Tito header!

zimmerman
24-11-2008, 13:16
I also kept Luton up with no money and a verylow wage budget... got promoted as champions the next season!!!

The loans are there and the free transfers... eg Everton have a very decent free-scoring striker for loan in their reserves!!!

jayahr
24-11-2008, 15:04
YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!

Predicted dead last by the media, a full 850k to spend and I end up in 12th, with the FA cup and European Qualification!!!

On a horror run in the League (no wins and only 2 draws in 8), scrape past Soton in the cup and draw Arsenal. I decide that this is our year, declare in the press conference that we're going to win against 1st place Arsenal, and it happens with a massive header from Nyatanga! Then round off the season with 4 wins in 6 to secure my Premiership status including another 2-1 victory over league winners Arsenal! Then finally winning the FA cup and qualifing for Europe (UEFA Cup) with a 1-0 win over Newcastle thanks to a Tito header!

Congrats :)

Now being interested in your next budget.

Smellfire
24-11-2008, 17:21
Ive been lucky, got 2 top quality regens, stuck them on longest contract I could and then after 4th promotion to Championship sold them for combined total of 17.5 mil + future fees ;)

Whats silly though is board have now given me transfer budget of 27 mil which would put me 10 mil in the red. Also still yet to have a fan day so my attendances are only 1.5k more than when I was in Blue Square South :(

Some Guy!
25-11-2008, 21:34
5.5 million... Not really great, but now I have Saivet and some young french left winger and after selling my reserve side I have got 6 mil to spend on a new goalkeeper.