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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    WOW Nepz, I just loved reading about your career, this save looks awesome I'd love to have a save like this going on so long but i get bored after 7 or 8 seasons. I've been playing since the old CM was on the Amiga, with the legendary Nii Lamptey but new to these forums. I've never seen anything like this, your story has inspired me to try for something similar when FM10 comes out.

    KUTGW, and hope Smylie gets his 3,000 and look forward to reading about your FM 10 exploits

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    Thanks MShing

    I'm glad so many people enjoy reading this. - 2 years worth of FM'ing gone on here

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    Just came back to the forums as I have decided to give the game another go in FM2010 after completely failing to enjoy 2008 and therefore not bothering to buy 2009.

    Been really enjoying this read....I am stunned by the stats / goals etc. Regardless that he is playing in N Ireland this is phenomenal.

    Anyway the main question I have is how has he not been sold. As a player who preferred playing in less popular leagues like Denmark, Sweden and Belgium etc I found it almost impossible to keep a hold of players. Only real success I had with FM2008 was with FC Copenhagen. Won the league 5 years out of 5 but after 5 years my team was decimated as every player wanted to leave or had to be sold as basically their morale was rock bottom and performances were beginning to really drop.

    The main player I had was Bogdan Stancu, scored 170 goals in 5 seasons and was subject to bids from every club you could imagine on a weekly basis during transfers windows. Surely clubs of a far higher stature have made bids.

    I am going to keep reading this in the hope that the magic 3000 goals will be broken. Surely got to be one of the greatest achievements by any human player in the FM Series or formerly CM series during the 90's
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    I've been very lucky / clever with keeping him. Every single year I would have bids for him, but I set his asking price to £0 - so clubs would only ever bid £0. This means, he didn't get unhappy when I rejected the bid. On top of that, I offered him a 5 year deal every year. A few times he didn't sign for 3 or 4 years, and I was worried I would lose him, but then I'd win the Champs League, or Euro Cup, and that would make him happy, so he signed again. I think he must have high loyalty, though, because it doesn't work with all players. I lose at least 2 or 3 players a year that I would love to keep. This season, I've got 5 players in the last year of contract. They are all first team regulars, and none of them want to sign. This could be bad news, because a lot of my team are well into the 30's now, meaning I'm going to be left with pretty much nothing

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    I was reading your thread yesterday and tried setting asking price to zero for my most promising young player (who I'd paid £8M for) - Stupid stupid chairman thought the offer was too good to turn down

    Luckily I offered him a new contract and he stayed, but had me sweating for a bit!
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    Knockbreda Parish FC, Season 41 [2048/2049]

    First Team

    Team Sheet
    N. Irish Premier Division - Winners
    N. Irish League Cup - Winners
    N. Irish Antrim Cup - Winners
    Champions League - 1st Knockout Round
    All Ireland Cup - Winners
    N. Irish Cup - Winners

    Reserve Team

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    N. Irish Reserve Group - Winners
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    U-18's Team

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    N. Irish U-18's Group - Winners
    U-18's Cup - Winners

    The Manager

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    Manager Overview

    The Club

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    Best Eleven Season
    Best Eleven Overall
    Coefficients
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    The Awards

    Champions League Golden Boot - Andrew Smylie
    Champions League Best Goal - Andrew Smylie
    European Golden Boot - Andrew Smylie
    Fans Player of the Year - Andrew Smylie
    Manager of the Year - Craig Douglas [NepentheZ]
    N. Irish Player of the Year - Andrew Smylie
    Player of the Year [NIP] - Andrew Smylie
    Top Goal Scorer [NIP] - Andrew Smylie

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    The Transfers - In

    No one of note.

    The Player

    Andrew Smylie - What a season. 3 Months out, and still bagged 88 goals. I've enjoyed a superb career with this guy. Love him.

    The Games


    Summary

    An ok season. Didn't get as far in the Champs League as I'd like to. Domestically, won everything again. The clubs have gotten about as close to me as possible now in my opinion, which means I'll be dominating for as long as I want. Need to start freshening the team up with some good young players, as most of my team is in its 30's now

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    Excellent read!

    If you got the chance, would you manage Knockbreda in FM10?

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    Knockbreda are just "in" FM10. They are a NI2 team IRL now. Which means I can't use them in Gundo's Challenge. However, I might still start a career with them

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    Haha, just deactivate that league in the editor (I assume that's possible?)

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    Perhaps. I don't think thats within the rules of the challenge, though

    I want to try and get into daf's Challenge next year. I couldn't do it in FM09, and completed it (Just) with AFC Wimbledon in FM08, so I'd like to take a team to English dominance.

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    Yeah, I want to do a dafuges challenge game too. Never got into one though...

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    A fantastic season for Smylie as he shows that he can still score at a rate of 2 goals a game! Just 140 to go now

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    Quote Originally Posted by NepentheZ View Post
    I've been very lucky / clever with keeping him. Every single year I would have bids for him, but I set his asking price to £0 - so clubs would only ever bid £0. This means, he didn't get unhappy when I rejected the bid. On top of that, I offered him a 5 year deal every year. A few times he didn't sign for 3 or 4 years, and I was worried I would lose him, but then I'd win the Champs League, or Euro Cup, and that would make him happy, so he signed again. I think he must have high loyalty, though, because it doesn't work with all players. I lose at least 2 or 3 players a year that I would love to keep. This season, I've got 5 players in the last year of contract. They are all first team regulars, and none of them want to sign. This could be bad news, because a lot of my team are well into the 30's now, meaning I'm going to be left with pretty much nothing
    Interesting. Didn't want my post to sound negative in that you should have sold him or that the game should have sold him on your behalf....I was really interested in finding out how you were able to keep him so long. Might look to employ your philosophy in FM10.

    Looking at his stats for the end of season post I think the 3000 mark should just be achievable. 15 finishing and 12 pace should still be good enough to get him over the line since you continue to dominate your league..........interesting to see if he can do it in the next 2 seasons. My guess is 95-105 this season (injury free fingers crossed) and then that leaves him 35-45 the following season.........do you think he will stretch to 3 more seasons or do you think he will need to do it in the next 2???

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    I think he needs to get there in the next 2 seasons. He no longer gets picked for N. Ireland, and isn't really getting the job done at the moment. 9 Goals in 11 games so far this season. Hopefully, he can bag about 80 goals this season though. If he doesn't get that close, then it could be touch and go. I think I will NEED him for 3 more years, but weather or not he retires before that, I don't know. I hope not

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    Hopefully the great man will sense the 3,000 mark getting closer and your dependance on him and will only retire once he has hit 3,000 goals and when you've found a replacement for him

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    I have plenty replacements. In fact, I have 3 strikers who are better than him (In his current state, certainly not when he was at him peak) - however, I need to stick with him

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    Come on Andrew! The whole of the CSE forum is willing you on...

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    He's still got it


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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    What's the (190) for? But

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    190 club goals left until 3,000 club goals The 124 means 124 goals for club and country left until 3,000 goals

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    Yeah, Nep answered already thanks but his post moved. Thanks anyway

    Quote Originally Posted by NepentheZ View Post
    124 = Goals to 3,000
    190 = Club goals to 3,000
    AH right, okay then - cheers

    Btw,
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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    lmao @ that link

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    haha, that wasn't me. Honest

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    Course not, we believe you ;)

    I bet it was the forums messing up eh? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal_2111 View Post
    Course not, we believe you ;)

    I bet it was the forums messing up eh? ;)
    That was your friend Pervo wasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NepentheZ View Post
    haha, that wasn't me. Honest
    It was the forums, they were so busy last night due to the release of the new game that there were some serious errors! Some of my CSE posts went into OTF, FF and the Editors Forum! :mad:

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    Knockbreda Parish FC, Season 42 [2049/2050]

    First Team

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    N. Irish Premier Division - Winners
    N. Irish League Cup - Winners
    N. Irish Antrim Cup - Winners
    Champions League - 1st Knockout Round
    All Ireland Cup - Winners
    N. Irish Cup - Winners

    The Manager

    Manager Info
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    Manager Overview

    The Club

    Affiliates
    Club Info
    Best Eleven Season
    Best Eleven Overall
    Coefficients
    Finances
    Player Records
    Team Records
    Richest Clubs
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    Team Sheet


    The Awards

    Fans Player of the Year - Youth Player 1
    Manager of the Year - Craig Douglas [NepentheZ]
    N. Irish Player of the Year - Youth Player 1
    Top Goal Scorer [NIP] - Andrew Smylie

    The Records

    The Player

    Andrew Smylie - Still an amazing season. 77 goals from the legend, a big, big contribution.

    Summary

    Not a bad season. Poor Champs League performance, but my main goal over the next 2-3 seasons, is to keep Smylie playing, and then convince him to become a staff member. After that, I will concentrate on building another champions league winning tam.

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    Another good season from him - he should reach the 3,000 mark now surely!

    Any promising youth players coming through this year? Oh, and is Smylie showing any signs of wanting to become a coach?

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    Yeah, I've just got a new striker come through, and he looks like he has a lot of potential. I'll post him up shortly.

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    Not bad, 'eh

    Not only that, but Youth Player 9 is really coming along now, and got his first N. Irish cap last season.



    Impressive. I prefer him as an AML , but with him, YP1 and now YP13 - I could have an immense strike force for years to come

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    Knockbreda Parish FC, Season 43 [2050/2051]

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    N. Irish Premier Division - Winners
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    The Awards

    Fans Player of the Year - Youth Player 1
    Manager of the Year - Craig Douglas [NepentheZ]
    N. Irish Player of the Year - Youth Player 1
    NIP Player of the Year - Youth Player 1
    Top Goal Scorer [NIP] - Youth Player 1

    The Player

    Fernando Castanho - This guy has the potential to be the next big thing here at Knockbreda. The only downside is, he isn't getting a Work Permit for a new contract, and this is his last year.

    Andrew Smylie - Still managed to get 55 goals in a season where he really shouldn't. He'll be 37 this season, and thats crazy, that he can still put the goals away.

    Summary

    A real good season. Still shown that domestically I'm the dominant force, but more importantly, I've spent the entire season heavily scouting, and have found a good 10-12 players that I think could potentially take me to champions league glory again, within the next 3 seasons.

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    12 to go.

    Will he do it?

    I damn hope so.

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    11 to go, actually. He's 1 for 1 in the new season

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    'Mon a hat-trick goal to secure his 3,000th career goal

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    For those that are still following this (Which doesn't seem many now )

    I've assembled a fantastic squad in the close season from my last update, and am back winning games like I was back in the 2030's. What I was finding was, that towards the end of the season (especially around April, when I would often play 20 games that month) - I was really struggling to put teams to bed, and my team was getting exhausted due to the high number of games, and due to this, I wasn't really playing to my potential, and struggled to win games, especially in the champions league. What I have now, is pretty much the make up of 3 teams. I've never had a team this size, (and feel like I'm struggling to manage so many players) - but most of them are 17-21, and don't really expect first team football just yet. In the next 3-5 seasons, I expect these players to grow, and the good players I currently have to stay just as good, and hope that for the first time ever, I can win back to back champions league titles.

    I signed 9 players in the transfer window, spending £12,000,000 (which is massive for me) - I managed to steal young players (Cesc Fabregas from Barce to Arsenal style) from Arsenal, Spurs, Birmingham and Everton, as well as capturing easily my best ever player (yes, imo better than Smylie) being an AM RC called Pablo Romero, who cost me £6,250,000. He's already 23 years old, but has 17 caps and 2 goals for Uruguay.

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    Smylie has just scored his 3,000th (and 3,001st) goals.

    Guess who against, in an iconic match? None other than Dungiven.

    You literally couldn't write a script like that.

    So there it is ladies and gents.



    And believe me or not, that is his 3,000 career goal. He is now just 63 away from the next target. And thats 3,000 goals for Knockbreda. If he carries on the way he's started the season, I see no reason why he won't reach that target.

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    Well played Chap, Well played.

    A true hero of the game.

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    Awesome

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    :salute:

    Congratulations, and an awesome way to score it!

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    Congratulations, that is one amazing achievement.

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    Fantastic to finally see Smylie make it.

    Fingers crossed he can have one last great season with the club to make it to 3,000 for the club too.

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    Superb mate! A truly outstanding achievement and a true FM legend! :jealousy: ;)

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    He made it.

    Only 62 left now. ;)

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    The man can surely now be called the greatest FM player ever!

    Stunning stuff Nep, 'Mon the 3,000 Knockbreda goals

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    Brilliant way to bring up the 3000

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    Excellent stuff. I'm trying to get into FM10 but am tempted to carry on my Mounjoy Utd save in 2022 after following your career.

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    Nice one

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    Absolutely amazing read and has kept me entertained for the past hour and a half reading this, I controlled myself and made myself wait till I got to the relevant post to see if he done it.

    I hope he makes 3000 for the club now so the best of luck with that and I will be following closely

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    Congrats Nep!

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    Congrats Nep, this is an amazing feat, just dont know how u stayed with the same save for so long :P

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    Absolutely fantastic. Brilliant career, what an achievement!

    I doubt there's anyone that has done this before - I bet you're bloody proud

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    Amazing

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    There probably is, they just don't post on the forums

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    Just found this thread and what an awesome story... Really inspiring. I really hope that Smylie makes the 3,000 for Knockbreda and then stays on as a coach! Keep us updated!

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    Well Done Nep!

    They should make a medal or something!

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    Thanks very much for the replies here lads

    It definitely makes it worth ignoring FM10 to carry on with this save, when I get humbled with such amazing responses. I am immensely proud that Smylie has reached 3,000 goals. Who would have thought it. I don't think I'm close to finding someone to getting 3,000 again, let alone 5,000 ;) - quite simply because, I don't dominate teams like I used to any more. In fact, this current campaign, will be mighty close as to weather or not I win the league. (well, thats how it looks 20 games in).

    But yeah, Smylie to 3,000 Club goals is my next target. After that, who know If I keep playing him, maybe he will carry on 'till he is 40. I just need to get the N. Irish job to give him 2 more Caps so that he becomes the all time cap holder, as well as goal scorer.

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    Fantastic career! Truly amazing!

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    Cheers Proto

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    Wow, great career mate . Haha, it's great to see the teams around you slowly getting better aswell. Will make the title challenge more interesting I'm sure - great job!

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    Worthington's been manager now for nearly 20 years on my save. Don't think he's ever going to leave lol.

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    McKerr has been manager for 26 years on my save. He just wont budge. It seems Smylie will retire before he leaves too

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    Absolutely brilliant achievment Nep!!!

    Good to see you have such a strong squad now and I like the 'Cesc' tactic you used to pick up all the young guns!

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    absolutely brilliant stuff, I think you should post a new youtube dance video to celebrate when Smylie reaches his 'real' 3,000 goal!

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    I'm a bit late but well done Nep. Always knew he would make it. What an amazing achievement!

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulHartman71 View Post
    absolutely brilliant stuff, I think you should post a new youtube dance video to celebrate when Smylie reaches his 'real' 3,000 goal!
    I totally agree with this.



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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    Congrats Nep. Great achievement.

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    This is a phenomenal achievement. Well done Nep.

    How long are you going to continue. That 15 year old you posted looks like he could become a cracking player for you as well. Saying that your "in game manager" will be dead by the time he gets towards 3000.

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    Fantastic, Nep. This is why the Careers forum is great.

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    Well in Nep! I haven't been around much recently for personal reasons but Im here now and its great to see Smylie hiting such a unique target!

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    Thanks guys

    I've got an update to come soon, but I've been so busy since I got back off of my holiday, that I've not played a single day of the game in 5 days

    FWIW : Smylie is only 25 club goals away

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    Sounds good Nep!

    I know what it's like to have a lack of a great goalscorer, i've barely had time to play FM09 and try and get Bernard Brennan to 1,000 recently. I've played about 3 months of 12 in a new season, 2 of which have been simming the summer and pre-season Damn coursework and revision! :mad:

    'Mon Smylie - You're almost there lad

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda FC. Can he reach 3,000 Goals?

    I see your biggest defeat was against the Super Saints

    Anyways, super stuff Well done

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    C'mon Smylie, score 24 then retire

    By the way, how is that Raymond Bell guy getting on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by --Pedro-- View Post
    I see your biggest defeat was against the Super Saints

    Anyways, super stuff Well done
    Yeah That was the first year I ever made it to the All Ireland Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by Thistles * player View Post
    C'mon Smylie, score 24 then retire

    By the way, how is that Raymond Bell guy getting on?
    Not progressing like I'd hoped. I sent him out on loan last season, and he scored 12 in 24 (which isn't great, for the loan club he went to) - and his attributes have declined in the last 12 months. I don't think he's going to be my next big thing

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda F.C - 1 Man. 3,000 Dreams

    Come on Smylie. Sorry if I am being thick, but what was the significance of him scoring his goals against that team? Did you sign him from there or something?

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda F.C - 1 Man. 3,000 Dreams

    He took over Dungiven with another manager to try and improve the league structure.
    Here it is http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=150455
    Last edited by El007; 25-11-2009 at 18:45. Reason: needed to add the linkage

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    They're the other team I manage

    After a while, it got too easy with Knockbreda, they people suggested I should try and do the same with another team, while managing Knockbreda. So, Dungiven were the first team I had the chance to take over (A team with no history, and never been in the leagues) - and that took about 5 years to wait for

    So yeah, thats why.

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    How you doing Nep? Think he'll do it?

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    Last season (Which I have the update for, but haven't put on the forums yet) - he scored a decent amount of goals. He's 25 club goals away now. I've not really had time to play it that much since I've got back off holiday though, with work, and MW2, I barely fit any time in

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda F.C - 1 Man. 3,000 Dreams

    Lol, well good luck anyway mate! I know he can do it!

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda F.C - 1 Man. 3,000 Dreams

    The tension is getting unbearable...

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    Knockbreda Parish FC, Season 44 [2051/2052]

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    Fans Player of the Year - Youth Player 1
    Manager of the Year - Craig Douglas [NepentheZ]
    N. Irish Player of the Year - Youth Player 1

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    Andrew Smylie - Most League Apps (495)

    The Player

    Andrew Smylie - Another 55 goals from the 37 year old. Now only 25 goals away from 3,000 club career goals.

    Youth Player 1 - 14 years he's spent as Smylies partner up front so far. The guy is already 30, and thats crazy. I thought Smylie would bow out age 33 or 34, and that YP1 would take the glory years for a good 7 or 8 seasons, but Smylie keeps ploughing on. YP1 has been getting the awards recently, due to Smylies demise, and hopefully, he will go onto his 1,000 career goals, and put himself right up there alongside Wallace and Smylie.

    Summary

    A very, very difficult season. I lost a couple of games I shouldn't have, my first game in 33 seasons in the League Cup, and Drew far too many in the league. It was close right up to about match day 25, when Linfield finally began to drop points, and allow me to take top spot. A tense season, the sooner Smylie hits 3,000, the better, because I need a 100% Striker there in the coming seasons, not an old boy

    FWIW : After this, and posting this in Gundo's Challenge thread, it will make me have 14,999 posts. I will not post again, until its a screenshot of Smylie scoring his 3,000th goal. So if he some how doesn't ever make it. Its goodbye from me. I've had fun posting on the forums, but I think it will be fitting to make Smylie's 3,000th goal, my 15,000th post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NepentheZ View Post
    Knockbreda Parish FC, Season 44 [2051/2052]

    First Team

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    N. Irish Premier Division - Winners
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    The Awards

    Fans Player of the Year - Youth Player 1
    Manager of the Year - Craig Douglas [NepentheZ]
    N. Irish Player of the Year - Youth Player 1

    The Records

    Andrew Smylie - Most League Apps (495)

    The Player

    Andrew Smylie - Another 55 goals from the 37 year old. Now only 25 goals away from 3,000 club career goals.

    Youth Player 1 - 14 years he's spent as Smylies partner up front so far. The guy is already 30, and thats crazy. I thought Smylie would bow out age 33 or 34, and that YP1 would take the glory years for a good 7 or 8 seasons, but Smylie keeps ploughing on. YP1 has been getting the awards recently, due to Smylies demise, and hopefully, he will go onto his 1,000 career goals, and put himself right up there alongside Wallace and Smylie.

    Summary

    A very, very difficult season. I lost a couple of games I shouldn't have, my first game in 33 seasons in the League Cup, and Drew far too many in the league. It was close right up to about match day 25, when Linfield finally began to drop points, and allow me to take top spot. A tense season, the sooner Smylie hits 3,000, the better, because I need a 100% Striker there in the coming seasons, not an old boy

    FWIW : After this, and posting this in Gundo's Challenge thread, it will make me have 14,999 posts. I will not post again, until its a screenshot of Smylie scoring his 3,000th goal. So if he some how doesn't ever make it. Its goodbye from me. I've had fun posting on the forums, but I think it will be fitting to make Smylie's 3,000th goal, my 15,000th post.
    Haha Smylie to retire and Nepenthez to never come back again

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    It's set up for a heartbreaking broken league on 2,999 imo. Probably against Dungiven too

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    And we would never know.

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    The Legend.

    The Goal.


    The Game.


    3,000 goals complete. (.pkm linked there)

    On top of everything, he even got recalled to the national side this year, although didn't make it even to the bench for any of the 4 games. You never know though, those 2 extra caps to make him N Irelands all time cap holder, might come.

    What a relief..!! I thought I might never get to post on the forums again. Its been SO hard not posting since the last post either. But there we have it. 3,000 of the best.

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    What an achievement Greatest FM striker ever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mag man View Post
    What an achievement Greatest FM player ever...
    Fixed mag man. ;)

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    Smylie = FM legend.

    I really want him to get those extra caps now!

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    That would just top it off. I was so sure I'd be N. Ireland manager before he retired, but Kerr just wont go away

    If 1 Striker gets injured, Smylie will make the bench. Then, coming on as a sub is a real possibility. I might just hard tackle all the Strikers when I face them

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    Default Re: [FM08] Knockbreda F.C - 1 Man. 3,000 Dreams

    Cheesy thread tittle

    Congratz Smylie, amazing.

    Sporting Lisbon are Rich !!!! How ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NepentheZ View Post
    That would just top it off. I was so sure I'd be N. Ireland manager before he retired, but Kerr just wont go away

    If 1 Striker gets injured, Smylie will make the bench. Then, coming on as a sub is a real possibility. I might just hard tackle all the Strikers when I face them
    Definitely!

    It really would be the icing on the cake if he got the caps.

    How old is the Northern Ireland manager? Any chance of him retiring soon?

    C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeLikeFM View Post
    Cheesy thread tittle

    Congratz Smylie, amazing.

    Sporting Lisbon are Rich !!!! How ?
    No idea. They've won the CL 2 times, IIRC, but that was a couple of decades ago

    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Definitely!

    It really would be the icing on the cake if he got the caps.

    How old is the Northern Ireland manager? Any chance of him retiring soon?

    C.
    He's into his 60's now. I've been hoping he would retire for about 10 years.

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    Great stuff Nep. Awesome achievement!

    What next? Will you play on till Smylie hangs up his golden boots or get stuck into FM10?

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    Only Andrew Smylie could miss a penalty in the game he scores his 3000th goal!

    Well done Nep - Great achievement

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeeD View Post
    Great stuff Nep. Awesome achievement!

    What next? Will you play on till Smylie hangs up his golden boots or get stuck into FM10?
    I'll play his career out. I'm going to wait for the patch for FM10. I just really didn't enjoy my first 6 months on 10.0.1.

    Also, I want to see if YP1 can get 1,000 assists

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    Superb achievement Nep It'll be a shame to see this save die when you start on FM10. Will you try and re-create this or try a different league?

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    That's just ridiculous

    Great achievement

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    Totally awesome, I soo want a save like this, great stuff!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raware View Post
    Superb achievement Nep It'll be a shame to see this save die when you start on FM10. Will you try and re-create this or try a different league?
    I'm not sure. Might give the Level 10 challenge another shot, because the idea of that blows me away - For some reason, it really wouldn't feel right if I got Knockbreda on another save

    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Kenney View Post
    That's just ridiculous

    Great achievement
    Thanks Olly. - Always nice for an SI Employee to read my thread and see

    Quote Originally Posted by MShing View Post
    Totally awesome, I soo want a save like this, great stuff!!!
    Its taken me so much time and effort..!! But yeah, the rewards are fantastic.

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