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    Well I always thought on the previous games talent was hoovered up from smaller clubs far too quickly, so it's kind of swung the other way now. Discovering a gem playing for a small or obscure club is one of my favourite things - I've got a couple from Crvena Zvezda, one from Innsbruck and another from a Belgian side in my current team. None were promising youngsters plucked from their academies either - all 20+ and straight into the first team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Well I always thought on the previous games talent was hoovered up from smaller clubs far too quickly, so it's kind of swung the other way now. Discovering a gem playing for a small or obscure club is one of my favourite things - I've got a couple from Crvena Zvezda, one from Innsbruck and another from a Belgian side in my current team. None were promising youngsters plucked from their academies either - all 20+ and straight into the first team.
    Granted, I'm a big name in the National, but I shouldn't be able to pick up Ligue 1 exit talent without at least a lower Ligue 2 club being interested!

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    Can some one give me a quick overview of the Italian Pyramid? Serie C1/2 etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidmonkey View Post
    Can some one give me a quick overview of the Italian Pyramid? Serie C1/2 etc..
    Serie A
    Serie B
    Serie C1A/B
    Serie C2A/B
    Serie D.

    Title winners up in all cases, promotion from C2 is playoff from 2nd-5th. Playout in Serie C2 for 14-17th. C2/C1 have a Super Cup amongst the winners and runners up.
    Last edited by Deisler26; 07-06-2012 at 12:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Serie A
    Serie B
    Serie C1A/B
    Serie C2A/B
    Serie D.

    Title winners up in all cases, playout in Serie C2 for spot above relegation. C2/C1 have a Super Cup amongst the winners and runners up.
    When did that change as there used to be three divisions for Serie C2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazRTaylor View Post
    When did that change as there used to be three divisions for Serie C2.
    Very recently. Maybe even 2010/11?

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    Question: Do you think that certain leagues become irrevocably linked with certain posters?

    Like you think N.I, you think Dafuge. Lower league England, you think Nobby etc etc. Well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Question: Do you think that certain leagues become irrevocably linked with certain posters?

    Like you think N.I, you think Dafuge. Lower league England, you think Nobby etc etc. Well?
    I would agree some leagues instantly remind me of some user MLS rancer, mainly because I bothered him with questions for a long time. When the England national team job comes up I always think of Crouchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcidBurn View Post
    I would agree some leagues instantly remind me of some user MLS rancer, mainly because I bothered him with questions for a long time. When the England national team job comes up I always think of Crouchy.
    See, when I think rancer, I think Far East. MLS is Jason The Yank to me.

    Agree on Crouchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Question: Do you think that certain leagues become irrevocably linked with certain posters?

    Like you think N.I, you think Dafuge. Lower league England, you think Nobby etc etc. Well?
    NI has NepentheZ as well as daf, don't forget. But yes, some leagues/clubs evoke careers I've read on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Question: Do you think that certain leagues become irrevocably linked with certain posters?

    Like you think N.I, you think Dafuge. Lower league England, you think Nobby etc etc. Well?
    Yes I do

    Makoto Nakamura is forever San Marino, for example.
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    Flamers - Iceland and hrbfcrule - Sweden are two that spring to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcidBurn View Post
    I would agree some leagues instantly remind me of some user MLS rancer, mainly because I bothered him with questions for a long time. When the England national team job comes up I always think of Crouchy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    See, when I think rancer, I think Far East. MLS is Jason The Yank to me.

    Agree on Crouchy.
    I feel more connected to Asia than MLS tbh, mainly because of my Small Club to Big Club Asian Challenge in CSE. Jason and Cerud are better examples of MLS. I've started in China and Indonesia in previous saves.

    Nobby is England with Newcastle Town. Crouchy feels like a weird English/Italian mix.

    AcidBurn - New Zealand. Because he always starts at Auckland City!
    Deisler - Italy because of Calcio
    Raware - Hong Kong

    There was someone who managed Aberystwyth in Wales in FM11 I think, and IIRC he's American, but I don't remember his username. I think he got quite far and were Champions League challengers every year.

    DodgeeD reminds of me of Turkey as well.

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    I might be wrong but I'll try guessing what football club some of the more familiar faces to me support...

    AcidBurn - Sunderland
    AK22, SRL88 - Liverpool
    dafuge - Pompey
    Nobby - Newcastle Town, Stoke City
    hrbfcrule - Hampton & Richmond Borough?
    Raware - Long Eaton, Nottingham Forest
    Nottingham Forest - errr easy one to guess
    Crouchy - St. Albans, lower league English football in general
    DazRTaylor - wild guess but Yeovil!
    HotChocolate - Sunderland?
    cpfc543 - Crystal Palace
    ManUTactician - Manchester United, Galatasaray
    cerud - Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Spurs (I think)

    I don't know for sure who the likes of deltablue, B.W.G, Matoko, Snake, tomtuck support but you can add on as well.

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    I'm a Man City fan but you wouldn't know that considering half my time playing outside England

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    I think support is a loose term for me these days. The last match I attended was Newcastle Town v FC United of Manchester, probably five or six years ago. I didn't even go to the FA Cup Semi Final or Final last season with Stoke.
    I certainly want both of those teams to do well above any one else, and I have a soft spot for Billericay Town following my three epic saves with them on CM/FM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    DazRTaylor - wild guess but Yeovil!
    Spot on mate

    Season ticket holder at Huish Park for over 10 years. I am not from here though I have lived in Yeovil for 17 years of my life. I was born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne so Newcastle are my 'other' team (please note if/when they meet in a game, I want Yeovil to win).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    I might be wrong but I'll try guessing what football club some of the more familiar faces to me support...

    AcidBurn - Sunderland and Crewe
    AK22, SRL88 - Liverpool
    dafuge - Pompey
    Nobby - Newcastle Town, Stoke City
    hrbfcrule - Hampton & Richmond Borough?
    Raware - Long Eaton, Nottingham Forest
    Nottingham Forest - errr easy one to guess
    Crouchy - St. Albans, lower league English football in general
    DazRTaylor - wild guess but Yeovil!
    HotChocolate - Sunderland?
    cpfc543 - Crystal Palace
    ManUTactician - Manchester United, Galatasaray
    cerud - Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Spurs (I think)

    I don't know for sure who the likes of deltablue, B.W.G, Matoko, Snake, tomtuck support but you can add on as well.
    Fixed my part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    hrbfcrule - Hampton & Richmond Borough?
    Yep and Chelsea as well

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    Newcastle United are my boyhood club, and Bath City my local.

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    Ipswich for me, Barcelona as a strong second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    Newcastle United are my boyhood club, and Bath City my local.
    unfollow on twitter lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidmonkey View Post
    unfollow on twitter lol


    Quite a few mackems on here, aren't there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post


    Quite a few mackems on here, aren't there?
    Which just proves not everyone is perfect

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    Mine are Arsenal, Gillingham and Wycombe.

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    Ok, quick question:

    Have any of you ever destroyed a keyboard due to FM? As in, you lost your temper and thumped it and the keys went everywhere? I have, ages ago. FM2009 I think it was. I was 3-0 up with 5 minutes to play. And lost 4-3. I went mental.

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    Nope, nothing like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    I might be wrong but I'll try guessing what football club some of the more familiar faces to me support...Raware - Long Eaton, Nottingham Forest
    Spot on!

    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    I feel more connected to Asia than MLS tbh, mainly because of my Small Club to Big Club Asian Challenge in CSE. Jason and Cerud are better examples of MLS. I've started in China and Indonesia in previous saves.

    Nobby is England with Newcastle Town. Crouchy feels like a weird English/Italian mix.

    AcidBurn - New Zealand. Because he always starts at Auckland City!
    Deisler - Italy because of Calcio
    Raware - Hong Kong

    There was someone who managed Aberystwyth in Wales in FM11 I think, and IIRC he's American, but I don't remember his username. I think he got quite far and were Champions League challengers every year.

    DodgeeD reminds of me of Turkey as well.
    I feel an Asian save coming on now...

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    @delta You from Suffolk then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamers View Post
    @delta You from Suffolk then?
    I'm not actually.

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    You've got me spot on Rancer!

    Anyway, quick question for you guys.... I know the add/remove leagues feature is somewhat broken when adding leagues, but can you safely remove leagues?

    I loaded quite a number of leagues on my career save and although my computer can handle it, I'm thinking of removing a few that I'm unlikely to visit in my career. I just want to speed things up a little bit really.

    Any advice?

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    I think removing is fine the only reason adding doesn't work is because it swells the database by adding too many crappy players. I have removed a few leagues from my save with no negatives but I would advise saving before hand.

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    Removing is fine, managed to keep the runtime errors at bay in my previous career by removing at least few nations/leagues each year or two, but I could only keep it up for so long which is why I stopped just before they were about to get bad again.

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    Is there anything sadder than seeing a player in the lowest playable/amateur leagues with an U-21 cap? I know it's only a game, but I feel bad for the guy, imagining what path got him that one cap. Was he a top-flight reject? A player that threatened to make it to the top one season then burnt out? Or was it simply he was the best available on short notice?

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    Thanks for that Delta and AB!

    I'm thinking of just removing three or four nations to take my total leagues loaded down. I will probably go from 12 to 8 just to see if I can add some extra speed.

    As I'm going to be mainly based in Italy, it seems worthwhile to knock a few leagues off. I do intend to travel after I feel that I've reached a good point in Italy to move away. However, I think by that stage, it's unlikely I'll go to a considerably smaller nation like Sweden, for example. Plus, I might save Sweden for a future one club save!

    I think Dafuge had eight nations for his career save on FM11 so that seems like probably a good number to aim for. I don't want to reduce options too much but I just want to speed things up. And I'll try to keep at least one 'wild card' country in there.

    I'll have to think carefully though because once they're gone, they're gone!

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    Another quick question: what is the best add-on for step 3 and 4 of the Non-League pyramid these days? Is Uncle Ron's still the most accurate and reliable?

    Anyone have any experiences playing with it? Please bear in mind that I am a little over-the-top when it comes to everything being perfect, so even a slight inaccuracy might well upset me!

    I'd be interested to hear any feedback as I've been thinking of trying it out at some point on FM12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Another quick question: what is the best add-on for step 3 and 4 of the Non-League pyramid these days? Is Uncle Ron's still the most accurate and reliable?

    Anyone have any experiences playing with it? Please bear in mind that I am a little over-the-top when it comes to everything being perfect, so even a slight inaccuracy might well upset me!

    I'd be interested to hear any feedback as I've been thinking of trying it out at some point on FM12.
    As far as I understand, but I wouldn't know personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Is there anything sadder than seeing a player in the lowest playable/amateur leagues with an U-21 cap? I know it's only a game, but I feel bad for the guy, imagining what path got him that one cap. Was he a top-flight reject? A player that threatened to make it to the top one season then burnt out? Or was it simply he was the best available on short notice?
    Never really thought of that before but it does make you wonder how the player achieved that one cap.

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    What leagues do people struggle with? By struggle I mean not enjoy. In my save, I am currently at Valencia and I am just not having fun so am seriously thinking of resigning at the end of the campaign. What about the rest of you?

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    I love managing in Spain. I think the African leagues are least enjoyable for me but I have to play in one to win the African Champions League for my challenge, I usually go to Egypt but it's boring and South Africa is not as enjoyable as I thought it would be.

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    I have to win La Liga and the Champions league with a Spanish club for my challenge but may come back later in the save - there is still plenty for me to do that I will enjoy.

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    I think Spain is the place I manage most on my non-career forum saves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcidBurn View Post
    I think Spain is the place I manage most on my non-career forum saves.
    Never really had a long save there as I just don't enjoy it. The lower leagues are an even bigger nightmare to me.

    I like the German leagues (and English, obviously!) and could spends years there.

    I really want to manage in France but I kept getting turned down for jobs! I won the treble with Arsenal, yet got turned down by both Lyon & Lille! Figure that out.

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    I've not had much luck in Northern Ireland, can't really say I have ever enjoyed managing there.

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    I've never liked managing in England. Bores me.

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    I hate any league with work permits because it prevents me from signing Canadians with EU second nationality.

    As probably noted before, I like the Asian leagues in addition to MLS. Not everyone's cup of tea but it's a lot of fun to me.

    And congratz to the LA Kings for winning the Stanley Cup!

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    I would say Brazil - the season is just far, far too long - but there's a lot of fun things about it as well.

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    My favourite league systems are in England and Italy. I've also really enjoyed Germany in the past. Probably the furthest afield and the most different league I've managed in is India and I actually really enjoyed myself there.

    I'm quite bad at adjusting to leagues with less European rules or structures, so I guess like Mexico or Argentina and that kind of thing. Although I will have to try those leagues at some point and I have them loaded in my current career save.

    It'll frustrate Rancer but I always find the MLS off putting but that's mainly down to my ignorance of the rules and understanding of how the game works. I keep threatening myself with managing there one day and, who knows, I might love it! MLS is loaded in my calcio save, so maybe when I'm tired of winning everything there is to win in Italy (yeah, right!) and looking for a new challenge, I could head out there. Toronto FC sounds like a good club, maybe?

    One strange thing is that I've never really played in Spain very much either and for some reason Spanish football has never really interested me much.

    I can't say I've ever just disliked a league system though but some have definitely caught my imagination less than others. As I'm a lower league type of player in that I like to start at the bottom, I tend to get fed up with leagues with only one or two tiers.

    I guess sometimes there are certain nations and leagues that just don't appeal much to both my sense of culture background and my sense of my managerial character. For example, Brazil would seem a strange place to manage for me. I like to play with European style tactics and I'm a pragmatist type of manager, for starters, so I just think Brazil and I wouldn't get on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    I've never liked managing in England. Bores me.
    Does lower league football in England bore you also? Is it just Premier League?

    For lower league football, I love England, especially with the FA Cup and FA Trophy. One thing that frustrates me from time to time in other league systems is the lack of cups, especially for lower league teams to compete in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    I like the Asian leagues in addition to MLS.
    Which Asian leagues would you say are your absolute favourites and why? I'm curious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Does lower league football in England bore you also? Is it just Premier League?

    For lower league football, I love England, especially with the FA Cup and FA Trophy. One thing that frustrates me from time to time in other league systems is the lack of cups, especially for lower league teams to compete in!
    Every level of English football bores me in FM. I know all the teams and it seems less real to me to get Salisbury City to the Prem, than it did to get Santarcangelo to Serie A. Weird, I know. Plus I don't want to skip 10+ years to get rid of most of the real-life players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    Every level of English football bores me in FM. I know all the teams and it seems less real to me to get Salisbury City to the Prem, than it did to get Santarcangelo to Serie A.
    I guess I know what you mean. Less familiarity means your mind is more open to a magical footballing story!

    Weird, I know. Plus I don't want to skip 10+ years to get rid of most of the real-life players.
    Every thought of starting with fictional players? I might do that some time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    I guess I know what you mean. Less familiarity means your mind is more open to a magical footballing story!



    Every thought of starting with fictional players? I might do that some time!
    It's not fictional, they're just different names. They still have the same stats!

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    Deisler don't they have some different clubs too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    I don't know for sure who the likes of deltablue, B.W.G, Matoko, Snake, tomtuck support but you can add on as well.
    I'm a Manchester United supporter. I go to just about every game, with the exception of some Champions League away games.

    I feel sick with all the success I'm having with City in my save.

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    Snake is Newcastle if that helps anyone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    It'll frustrate Rancer but I always find the MLS off putting but that's mainly down to my ignorance of the rules and understanding of how the game works. I keep threatening myself with managing there one day and, who knows, I might love it! MLS is loaded in my calcio save, so maybe when I'm tired of winning everything there is to win in Italy (yeah, right!) and looking for a new challenge, I could head out there. Toronto FC sounds like a good club, maybe?
    From the standpoint of someone who used to only watch North American sports, I would have said buying players with money would be the most ridiculous thing ever. No playoffs to determine a league champion? WTF are you smoking?? But through FM I eventually got used to it.

    As I keep telling to people, MLS isn't that different than other leagues around the world. It's just a different set of roster rules and transfers. Playoffs aren't best of five or best of seven. It's still a 2 legged aggregate scoreline and whoever scores the most goals win. The pitch is still the same size, the ball is still a sphere, and no a goal does not give you 6 points with the opportunity for an extra point! It's still the same game, and you still have to win.

    Maybe perhaps because I've managed in so many different places with different teams, I've gotten used to adapting to different rules and regulations. TFC are always in a mess IRL but in FM the default squad can even make the playoffs.

    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Which Asian leagues would you say are your absolute favourites and why? I'm curious!
    China - I'm Chinese. I have no preference for favourite clubs, although I always liked the Guangdong province clubs (Guangdong Rizhiquan, Guangzhou Evergrande). Also managed Shanghai Shenhua and Beijing Guo'an.
    Hong Kong - Parents from there. I like anyone but South China.
    South Korea - The league isn't special but I just know a bunch of Koreans so I just like the K-League. Seongnam, FC Seoul are my favoured ones there.
    Indonesia - Lower leagues are fun, since everyone's crap and no money. Usually if you get into the ACL, you usually up against a Chinese club, Korean club, and Japanese club. So it's a great challenge!
    Malaysia - Only played there for one season but you're allowed a max of 0 foreigners so you can only sign Malaysians which is quite fun dealing with that . Unfortunately I think after a few seasons in the foreigner restriction is relaxed to AFC standards (5 foreigners maximum registered on the squad).

    I haven't managed in India, Australia, or Singapore. Mainly because I've been more interested in the Southeast Asia region (so that rules out India and Australia). Also, I'm never going to consider Australia a true 'Asian' nation, because well, they're based in Oceania! Singapore doesn't interest me because there's only one league with the best team consisting of French players (Etoile), and they have satellite teams from other AFC nations (from Chinese club Dalian Shide and a Japanese club). The best team in that country is usually Woodlands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomtuck01 View Post
    I'm a Manchester United supporter. I go to just about every game, with the exception of some Champions League away games.

    I feel sick with all the success I'm having with City in my save.
    I'm shocked you can manage your city rivals and have to deal with beating up your favourite club every year.

    Oh, and all this Asian football talk makes me want to start an Asian save...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    I'm shocked you can manage your city rivals and have to deal with beating up your favourite club every year.
    Don't worry, once I get the Champions League won with then I'll be on my way. Well, after becoming Club World Champions aswell.

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    Interesting reply Rancer and to your last post I say go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Another quick question: what is the best add-on for step 3 and 4 of the Non-League pyramid these days? Is Uncle Ron's still the most accurate and reliable?

    Anyone have any experiences playing with it? Please bear in mind that I am a little over-the-top when it comes to everything being perfect, so even a slight inaccuracy might well upset me!

    I'd be interested to hear any feedback as I've been thinking of trying it out at some point on FM12.
    I've not played any others apart from Uncle Ron's but certainly on FM10 and FM11 they were realistic and stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    It's not fictional, they're just different names. They still have the same stats!
    Are all of the club legends changed to made up names too then?

    To be honest, I forgot how it works, but I'm sure you are right. I remember trying it a few versions back and being able to tell who players were supposed to be. They might have a different nationality or something but the stats would be the same.

    If it made a proper fictional database - like a whole game of newgens - from the start, that would be pretty good to freshen things up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    I've not played any others apart from Uncle Ron's but certainly on FM10 and FM11 they were realistic and stable.
    Yeah, I'm sure Uncle Ron's will be stable and realistic etc. He knows his stuff for sure.

    I haven't checked out the FM12 one yet but I know the FM10 one was spot on when I checked it out briefly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnakeXe View Post
    I would say Brazil - the season is just far, far too long
    I feel the same way about the English leagues.

    46 games plus cups? Madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason the Yank View Post
    I feel the same way about the English leagues.

    46 games plus cups? Madness.
    In Belgium, the Championship Group in the top tier makes me feel that I have to win 2 leagues in 1 season to officially become champions....

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    slight change of subject.... when i change the view of a screen how do i save that so when i visit the screen again it keeps the view?

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    You mean when you create the custom ones with different columns?

    It seems really arbitrary to me. My players screen always sticks, but the training screen never sticks. Thankfully it's pretty quick to go back to them through the Custom menu.

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    Is it better to link pictures or embed them ?

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    Linking saves bandwidth both for your photo hosting account, and for people viewing the page.

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    also links load quicker and dont increase the page length

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    For any of you Redditors out there: http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/co...my_smp_server/

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    So annoying, want to start a long term career game but cannot decide where to start. Was thinking of trying Uncle Ron's file and starting in England for once but also wondering about somewhere like the Solomon Islands or Papua New Guinea and working around the world from there. I know I want to start at or near the bottom either in terms of leagues in a country (with more than 2 levels) or in terms of international reputation of the league. Anyone have some suggestions on picking a starting point?

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    Uncle Ron's for sure.

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    Who are people rooting for tonight? I'm cheering for France.

    France have given me many excellent bottles of wine and brandy, Marcel Proust to read, and Zinedine Zidane to admire on the football pitch.

    It's settled. I'm a Frenchman for the night!

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    WTF?? (NOTE: This is for Rancer) Burke actually pulls his head out of his ass and lands JVR? Holy ****!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deisler26 View Post
    WTF?? (NOTE: This is for Rancer) Burke actually pulls his head out of his ass and lands JVR? Holy ****!
    It's been rumoured since the trade deadline. It's a steal if JVR is healthy. He's not a centre but he'll help out in the top 6.

    Schenn was eaten alive by the media here, so it was probably best for him to leave. Wilson ruined him as well. Philly gets more depth at D for the loss of Pronger.

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    PHilly needs defense after Pronger's head issues. Either that, or it's the day of brothers playing with on another (Stalls and now Shenns)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerud View Post
    PHilly needs defense after Pronger's head issues. Either that, or it's the day of brothers playing with on another (Stalls and now Shenns)
    I read Sheens...

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    http://community.sigames.com/showthr...uld-Have/page3

    Would really appreciate a few opinions from you guys in my thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    It's been rumoured since the trade deadline. It's a steal if JVR is healthy. He's not a centre but he'll help out in the top 6.

    Schenn was eaten alive by the media here, so it was probably best for him to leave. Wilson ruined him as well. Philly gets more depth at D for the loss of Pronger.
    He had to go. I'm stunned Kadri hasn't followed him. He's been the biggest waste of talent since I don't know when.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerud View Post
    PHilly needs defense after Pronger's head issues. Either that, or it's the day of brothers playing with on another (Stalls and now Shenns)
    Philly just needs D. Pittsburgh are looking to be the Miami Heat of the NHL.

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    After reading a few Careers on here, its inspired me to start my own however I've a couple of questions?

    - Do all the better careers start with starting at the bottom? The reason I ask is that I never enjoy managing at the low levels?

    - Any overly interesting nations to manage in bar the big European leagues?

    Thanks for any help

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBurns View Post
    After reading a few Careers on here, its inspired me to start my own however I've a couple of questions?

    - Do all the better careers start with starting at the bottom? The reason I ask is that I never enjoy managing at the low levels?
    The game gets more addicting as you get better players and play at a higher level, but it feels more like a proper career, proper achievements if you start as low as you can. In my current career I only spent one season below a top tier and it felt too rushed, I regret not having proved myself lower than 1 year in the relatively too competitive to start with, Swiss second division.

    - Any overly interesting nations to manage in bar the big European leagues?

    Thanks for any help
    I think that's personal preference really, any league is an interesting challenge in their own way.

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    Noikeee explained that very well.

    I have never got as far into an FM save as I have on my career save, and I put that down to the fact that I started unemployed and decided to see where things would take me. I was a little apprehensive at first because I thought I wouldnt get into the save, but that soon changed. I have found it to be very enjoyable having a 'proper' career you could say rather than sticking with one club.

    I like to stick a few obscure leagues on as well as you will most likely start there and then move onto the bigger European leagues.

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    Completely back up the reply from SRL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noikeee View Post
    The game gets more addicting as you get better players and play at a higher level, but it feels more like a proper career, proper achievements if you start as low as you can. In my current career I only spent one season below a top tier and it felt too rushed, I regret not having proved myself lower than 1 year in the relatively too competitive to start with, Swiss second division.

    I think that's personal preference really, any league is an interesting challenge in their own way.
    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    Noikeee explained that very well.

    I have never got as far into an FM save as I have on my career save, and I put that down to the fact that I started unemployed and decided to see where things would take me. I was a little apprehensive at first because I thought I wouldnt get into the save, but that soon changed. I have found it to be very enjoyable having a 'proper' career you could say rather than sticking with one club.

    I like to stick a few obscure leagues on as well as you will most likely start there and then move onto the bigger European leagues.
    Quote Originally Posted by tomtuck01 View Post
    Completely back up the reply from SRL.
    Appreciate the replies, thanks

    SRL88 and tomtuck01, yours were actually two of the careers that influenced me and having read noikeee's career, it only further influenced me. Think I'll get a save loaded up once I get home from work and then football. Again, cheers for the advice and replies.

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    Here's one which has stumped me as I've never had to deal with it before: how do you make the F keys (F5 etc) work with FM? They just correspond to their function on the laptop at the moment. Example being if I want a screenshot, alt + F9 adjusts the volume rather than taking a screenshot?

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    Fn+Alt+F9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazRTaylor View Post
    When did that change as there used to be three divisions for Serie C2.
    It dropped to 2 Divisions following the huge amount of clubs excluded at end of 2010/11 due to a bunch of infringements, Match-fixing, administration etc, rather than promoting a large number of Serie D clubs all at the same time they cut the number of sub divisions from 3 to 2, and I think only promoted the normal 9 sides.

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    Ok, this is really winding me up now. I think this is a genuine bug and wonder if anyone else has seen it to.

    This first screenshot shows the reputation of all managers in the game. Note I am top.


    Now look at this screenshot. It proves how highly I am regarded in the game. I am rated the greatest manager of all time.


    Now the bug. This screenshot shows my application has been rejected by Paris Saint Germain. Yet another French club rejecting me. I have won the World Cup. I have won the Copa America. I have won the European Champions League numerous times. I have won the league in a few countries. The list goes on. Yet this happens time after time. Why?


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    i found that, the big french clubs rejected me out of hand regardless of titles i had won, to get anywhere in France i had to start at a lower side

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    There are a few reasons why I think this could be happening:
    1) They think you are too good for their reputation and will end up leaving shortly after.
    2) They believe they can't afford you? Your wage demands would be too high.
    3) Maybe the French clubs don't want an English Manager,
    4) Similar vein is that maybe you have managed a 'rival' and the board don't want to bring you in.
    5) They don't like your style? eg Wenger's youth project would be unlikely to be hired by Abrahamovic.
    There can be a few reasons why a club might not want to sign the best manager in the game...Think about Sir Alex, would he be hired by Man City? Celtic? Hell even most top European teams probably wouldn't hire him.

    But, if you believe it is a bug then post it to the Bugs Forum and see what they say, the above has always been my view on it when a club you believe should hire you says no...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    There are a few reasons why I think this could be happening:
    1) They think you are too good for their reputation and will end up leaving shortly after.
    2) They believe they can't afford you? Your wage demands would be too high.
    3) Maybe the French clubs don't want an English Manager,
    4) Similar vein is that maybe you have managed a 'rival' and the board don't want to bring you in.
    5) They don't like your style? eg Wenger's youth project would be unlikely to be hired by Abrahamovic.
    There can be a few reasons why a club might not want to sign the best manager in the game...Think about Sir Alex, would he be hired by Man City? Celtic? Hell even most top European teams probably wouldn't hire him.

    But, if you believe it is a bug then post it to the Bugs Forum and see what they say, the above has always been my view on it when a club you believe should hire you says no...
    It has happened ALL GAME with ALL French sides at ALL levels.

    Last time I posted in the bug forum I got pooh poohed and they didn't believe me. So I cant be bothered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazRTaylor View Post
    It has happened ALL GAME with ALL French sides at ALL levels.

    Last time I posted in the bug forum I got pooh poohed and they didn't believe me. So I cant be bothered.
    I would be posting something like that, with screenshots, preferably with save games before you apply, once you've applied and after rejection. Because if it is just French sides, and of all levels then maybe it is a bug, if you actually write it up explaining the situation then the actual SI guys are pretty good at giving an explanation, or taking a look into it.

    If it is All French sides then there must either be an explanation or it is a bug...

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    This is going to be one of those existential questions when I ask for advice, then ultimately ignore it and make a random decision by myself:

    I have a great idea for a career thread, and have gotten more and more excited about it. I've downloaded a ton of custom-made leagues and the idea is to load a very varied amount of them, across every continent, then wander around them with a strict rule to allow me to travel a lot: never stay more than 1 season in a club.

    This however would deprive me of one thing I enjoy a lot in FM which is building a squad long-term, and nurturing promising young players. To compensate and make it more interesting, this is going to be a career heavily focused on tactics - trying out different tactical systems in different footballing environments across the globe and adapting them to the available players.

    Problem is I don't think I've got the time to juggle this new project alongside my current career. I'm starting to get far into the future (which I enjoy a lot) and finding some success in Serie A with Torino, on the verge of reaching top level. It's been a hugely rewarding season. However I also feel like it's been a bit too quick and easy. The 2nd season I was already in the swiss top tier. It's now the 8th season and I'm already fighting for the italian title, when I should probably still be struggling to get out of the lower leagues. That spoils it a lot for me. If I do the new career I will start at a far more modest point than I did with this.

    Might end up scratching the new idea, or scratching the current career, or most likely, keeping both running and see what happens.

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    Multiple careers can cut into each other quite a bit (either that or one being left on the sidelines) so you'll probably have to choose to prioritise one at best, even Civ V (as occasional at best that I play it) can take valuable FM time away like in the past week. I can easily see a '1 season at a club' thing being problematic before too long as you'll often want to stay, though it probably would work well for a while if you make it a tactics-based on.

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    I know, it's unrealistic to think I'd have time for both but will probably start the career anyway, then will see which I get bored with the most.

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    I would love to do a Journeyman style career and document it but I am hampered by my laptop's performance and loading any more than a few leagues is a nightmare to play through. The idea that I have is similar to what noikeee is looking to do however instead of restricting myself to one season, I'd go for 1 contract. Once I sign, whether it's 1 or 5 years, that's how long I stay. I won't take another job until my contract runs out. This will mean I have to be careful when I sign to make sure I know what I want out of that stint. If it's to raise my own profile then say 2 years max and if I want to try build a dominant force then I might go for 5 years (if I can).

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    On FM11 I did a few seasons on a career with a similar sort of idea (based on Bela Guttmann's theory that the third season at a club was when everything starts to go wrong), but I didn't really get into it and only kept it going as long as I did because I felt obligated to continue the thread. Went back to my one-club save with Messina in the end. Enjoying the journeyman save I did this time much more, because it's freer.

    It's Minecraft eating my FM time for me though!

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    The New York Cosmos are officially back. http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=2779

    Just need FM 14 to extend the US file to the second division.

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