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    Default The FM08 Career Thread

    This is a completely free for all career thread, designed for discussing your careers.

    It is suggested that you load leagues from more than one country, to add variety, and make your game as more of a "career".

    The Aim/Rules

    Simple really, just play the game as if it was your real life career. It is completely up to you how you play, just start the game as a real life manager would.

    How to Post a Screenshot

    • While in FM, press the 'Prt Sc' button (usually next to F12 on your keyboard).
    • Open an image editing program such as Paint and paste the image.
    • Save the file as a JPEG.
    • Upload the image to an image hosting website such as Photobucket or Imageshack.
    • Post the direct Url to the image here.

    Feel free to update as frequently as you feel like. Posting your end of season table is suggested to let people know how you are getting on.
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    On the game I started I edited the Defoe problem, and used Sunday league rather than automatic as my reputation. Are either of those a problem?

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    Originally posted by Scoham:
    On the game I started I edited the Defoe problem, and used Sunday league rather than automatic as my reputation. Are either of those a problem?
    That's fine, Sunday League reputation should give the same as automatic in the lower leagues and the Defoe fix was suggested by SI, so we can't really ban that.

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    Great idea

    Are we allowed to discuss games we are currently playing that were started using the rules, or do we have to start a new game to participate?

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    Originally posted by Whoopy D:
    Great idea

    Are we allowed to discuss games we are currently playing that were started using the rules, or do we have to start a new game to participate?
    I don't see why current games shouldn't be discussed, as long as they are a career type game.

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    what is the "defoe fix"?

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    Originally posted by Dmc1759:
    what is the "defoe fix"?
    There is a sticky at the top of GQ that explains it in full, but it is basically changing Defoe's clauses so that Spurs recieve a one off payment, rather than many.

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    I've decided to run all leagues. all divisions, and large database.

    I will not be fixing the Defoe bug, nor any of the other workarounds.

    - My Reputation wont be auto either. Due to this bug, I'll never ever get a job, so my rep will be International Footballer.

    I'll upload screenies as and when i can.!

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    To Begin....

    Just days after Craig Douglas completes his A Coach Badge, he gets offered a managers role..!!

    FC Moscow of Russia offer Mr. Douglas a job on an 18 month contract. Moscow are of the Russian Premier Division.

    Craig Douglas - Managers Profile

    (I'm starting to think I should have just had "professional footballer" as my manager rep, because I didn't expect to get a club of this calibre so quickly. I expected to slum it in lower leagues for years.! - Any advice??)

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    It seems a bit much... I would knock it down to at least professional tbh.

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    Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    I've decided to run all leagues. all divisions, and large database.

    I will not be fixing the Defoe bug, nor any of the other workarounds.

    - My Reputation wont be auto either. Due to this bug, I'll never ever get a job, so my rep will be International Footballer.

    I'll upload screenies as and when i can.!
    What bug? I've got jobs without any problems?

    International footballer sets your reputation to continental, professional to national, semi-pro to regional and Sunday league to either local/obscure/unknown (not sure which).

    Must be really slow with every league?

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    Originally posted by Scoham:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    I've decided to run all leagues. all divisions, and large database.

    I will not be fixing the Defoe bug, nor any of the other workarounds.

    - My Reputation wont be auto either. Due to this bug, I'll never ever get a job, so my rep will be International Footballer.

    I'll upload screenies as and when i can.!
    What bug? I've got jobs without any problems?

    International footballer sets your reputation to continental, professional to national, semi-pro to regional and Sunday league to either local/obscure/unknown (not sure which).

    Must be really slow with every league? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    I was under the impression that If you started Sunday-League, every team rejected you. Guess not. Will re-start shortyl.

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    You do get rejected by some clubs, but thats realistic enough.

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    Ok. I started again, and gave myself the one above "Automatic"

    I was promptly offered the job of the Sengkang Punggol FC, which I hastily took. 2 days later I stepped down as manager, after realizing the team wasn't for me.

    I only took it to "get in" the game straight away, but I really should be more shrewd with my choices.

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    Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    Ok. I started again, and gave myself the one above "Automatic"

    I was promptly offered the job of the Sengkang Punggol FC, which I hastily took. 2 days later I stepped down as manager, after realizing the team wasn't for me.

    I only took it to "get in" the game straight away, but I really should be more shrewd with my choices.
    I pray you never adopt a child

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    Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    Ok. I started again, and gave myself the one above "Automatic"

    I was promptly offered the job of the Sengkang Punggol FC, which I hastily took. 2 days later I stepped down as manager, after realizing the team wasn't for me.

    I only took it to "get in" the game straight away, but I really should be more shrewd with my choices.
    LOL.

    Couldn't get used to the climate? It gets to some people.

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    Great thread. I've started a career not too long ago with 'Professional' as my starting reputation. Within a couple of months I'd been offered the Vasco de Gama job in Brazil \o/

    They were languishing in 18th after 18 games and severely struggling. They have mounting debt, a pretty crap squad and that lunatic Edmundo is the club captain!

    What have I let myself in for?

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    I've taken the Job at QUB - (Back in N. Ireland, the save game I stopped to attempt this )

    I'll upload all screenies tomoz, can't be bothered tonight

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    Nep - good to see you here. What spec is your comp? And how is the pace with all leagues running? Just seeing someone doing a career with all leagues is very tempting for me!!

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    2.2 GHz Dual Core Intel Processor, with 4GB Memory. It's a Mac Book Pro, 120 GB Hard Drive. I keep all my files on an external HD too, so the computer only has minimal files on it, allowing the game to run smooth.

    In general, It doesn't effect the computer, nor the game, but the processing of the game naturally takes a little longer.

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    Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    2.2 GHz Dual Core Intel Processor, with 4GB Memory. It's a Mac Book Pro, 120 GB Hard Drive. I keep all my files on an external HD too, so the computer only has minimal files on it, allowing the game to run smooth.

    In general, It doesn't effect the computer, nor the game, but the processing of the game naturally takes a little longer.

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    Started again with Automatic reputation...Running these leagues if anyone's interested:
    Argentina - 2nd Div
    Brazil - 2nd Div
    England - League 2
    France - National
    Germany - 2nd Div
    Holland - First Div
    Italy - C2
    Scotland - 3rd Div
    Spain - Liga BBVA
    USA - MLS

    Applying for jobs as we speak.

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    Started again with Automatic reputation...Running these leagues if anyone's interested:
    Argentina - 2nd Div
    Brazil - 2nd Div
    England - League 2
    France - National
    Germany - 2nd Div
    Holland - First Div
    Italy - C2
    Scotland - 3rd Div
    Spain - Liga BBVA
    USA - MLS

    Applying for jobs as we speak.
    Good luck mate. Between me and you, we can perhaps make something of this thread

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    QUB Update

    First game in charge, in the ILC, and I'm playing a N. Irish first division team. Score. 5-2 QUB. Result. My 18 year old scored 4 goals, and hes probably the worse player in my team

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    tempted to give this a go too... my gundo game isn't quite going as well as i'd hoped so might run this alongside it...

    good idea.

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    Started again with Automatic reputation...Running these leagues if anyone's interested:
    Argentina - 2nd Div
    Brazil - 2nd Div
    England - League 2
    France - National
    Germany - 2nd Div
    Holland - First Div
    Italy - C2
    Scotland - 3rd Div
    Spain - Liga BBVA
    USA - MLS

    Applying for jobs as we speak.
    Sounds good i might run this alongside my new Gundo challenge and use identical leagues! That is if you don't mind iacovone

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    Originally posted by rlipscombe:
    tempted to give this a go too... my gundo game isn't quite going as well as i'd hoped so might run this alongside it...

    good idea.
    Why don't we all load the same leagues, could make it quite interesting don't you think. The chances of managing the same club would be pretty slim.

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    Originally posted by cookie15:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rlipscombe:
    tempted to give this a go too... my gundo game isn't quite going as well as i'd hoped so might run this alongside it...

    good idea.
    Why don't we all load the same leagues, could make it quite interesting don't you think. The chances of managing the same club would be pretty slim. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I'd be up for that.

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    Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cookie15:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rlipscombe:
    tempted to give this a go too... my gundo game isn't quite going as well as i'd hoped so might run this alongside it...

    good idea.
    Why don't we all load the same leagues, could make it quite interesting don't you think. The chances of managing the same club would be pretty slim. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I'd be up for that. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Haha, my computer would explode if I loaded more than England, Italy, and Spain tbh

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    Originally posted by birdy123:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cookie15:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rlipscombe:
    tempted to give this a go too... my gundo game isn't quite going as well as i'd hoped so might run this alongside it...

    good idea.
    Why don't we all load the same leagues, could make it quite interesting don't you think. The chances of managing the same club would be pretty slim. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I'd be up for that. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Haha, my computer would explode if I loaded more than England, Italy, and Spain tbh </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Ahhhhh, gutted.

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    i started a career game the other day, into my second season and second team as we speak...i have the following league loaded to lowest possible...

    south africa
    australia
    china
    mexico
    usa
    argentina
    belgium
    germany
    england
    israel
    iceland
    norway
    romania
    sweden
    colombia and
    uruguay

    started with boston river in urugauy but with such a ****poor squad i finished last after drawing my last 5 games...

    now with meppen in germany regional west division, an amatuer club so no wages, available, yet another ****poor squad but a chance of suriving, but only 9 games into the season...

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    My computer wasn't great but was 'okay' when I loaded 5 countries in fm07 after 5 seasons. I don't think I've tried loading up more than one country on 08 and I'm not sure I want to.

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    Hi Birdy, I started doing Peter G's unemployment challenge but that didn't really go anywhere. Would I be ok to update my progress in here?
    I started unemployed with all leagues from England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy with automatic reputation, currently on my 4th season.


    Cheers

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    Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cookie15:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rlipscombe:
    tempted to give this a go too... my gundo game isn't quite going as well as i'd hoped so might run this alongside it...

    good idea.
    Why don't we all load the same leagues, could make it quite interesting don't you think. The chances of managing the same club would be pretty slim. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I'd be up for that. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Great idea...use mine as a template?? Could produce some great stories. If anyone has any objection to the leagues I ran then we could always swap a couple over?

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cookie15:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rlipscombe:
    tempted to give this a go too... my gundo game isn't quite going as well as i'd hoped so might run this alongside it...

    good idea.
    Why don't we all load the same leagues, could make it quite interesting don't you think. The chances of managing the same club would be pretty slim. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I'd be up for that. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Great idea...use mine as a template?? Could produce some great stories. If anyone has any objection to the leagues I ran then we could always swap a couple over? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Sounds good mate, I'm starting it up now.

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    Originally posted by Jonzii:
    Hi Birdy, I started doing Peter G's unemployment challenge but that didn't really go anywhere. Would I be ok to update my progress in here?
    I started unemployed with all leagues from England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy with automatic reputation, currently on my 4th season.


    Cheers
    That's fine, go ahead. (I know I'm not Birdy but I did help to put this idea together)

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    Just started. Auto-Reputation.

    Applying for jobs now. iacovone - good luck.

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    Same to you Nep and whoever else is following the set up I used! (Could it even be worth it's own thread?!) I do like the sound of "Iacovone's Career Challenge" in the bright lights.

    Incidently Nep - I haven't got a job yet and its September 2007.

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    Yea the jobs seem limited. Theres only 3 jobs there for me to apply to, and they are all in high divisions

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    You got a job yet iacovone?

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    Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by iacovone:
    Started again with Automatic reputation...Running these leagues if anyone's interested:
    Argentina - 2nd Div
    Brazil - 2nd Div
    England - League 2
    France - National
    Germany - 2nd Div
    Holland - First Div
    Italy - C2
    Scotland - 3rd Div
    Spain - Liga BBVA
    USA - MLS

    Applying for jobs as we speak.
    Good luck mate. Between me and you, we can perhaps make something of this thread </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Don't make me put my size nines in to this thread just because of a challenge :P

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    Started my game a few days ago, loaded the following leagues with large db

    Australia
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    China (used start date so game begins in January 2008)
    Denmark
    England (down to League One)
    Germany
    Israel
    Romania
    South Africa
    USA

    Bit of a random selection, but it was too slow with every major country, and I wanted some completely different nations to play in.

    First job was at African Warriors in the South African First Division, had no chance of staying up, so resigned after 26 (out of 30) matches.

    In the summer after the first season the German league is restructured, so this created a lot of new jobs. Eventually got the job at FC Ismaning in the German Regional Divsion South.

    Not sure how long I'll stay, might try and get some success, but could look for a better job.

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    I'm now nearing February, and still no job offer

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    I'm nearing March and still no job

    We may have to revise the 'automatic' reputation at this rate. Maybe up to semi-pro or pro?

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    I'm nearing March and still no job

    We may have to revise the 'automatic' reputation at this rate. Maybe up to semi-pro or pro?
    I'm loading as we speak
    I'm contemplating going on holiday until i get offered a job, what do you reckon?

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    What nationalities are you both using?

    As I started in South Africa I'm guessing that made getting a job easier, clubs probably have lower reps than the ones in the leagues you loaded iacovone.

    Just noticed iacovone you didn't load the bottom levels in your game, that probably explains it. Sunday league will probably get you a job in the BS N/S, maybe BS National, but not League Two. Same with Brazil, Germany and Spain.

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    I'm in May, still no job. So long as we all agree, I may retire, and create a new manager Semi-Pro?

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    Right, i went on holiday and have already been offered 2 jobs! it's 10th July (I did set my manager experience to professional)

    So far i've been offered:
    Coventry
    Stranraer

    I'm delaying for a week to see what else i get offered

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    Been offered another:

    Wolves
    Coventry
    Stranraer

    Still seeing if any more come up

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    Craig Douglas, after being out of work for over 1 year, finally gets a job offer.

    Before we begin....

    Manager Info - Semi-Pro Reputation.


    Craig Douglas - Manager Profile

    Nocerina offer Douglas job

    Team Info

    Intro - A brave move taking on this club. Nocerina are of the Italian Serie C2/B, after seemingly appearing from no where. (They have no history for 2007/08 season, but were in Serie C2/C the year before that.

    Home to a massive squad of 12 players, Douglas will have himself a tough time achieving anything set by the board.

    Let the games begin

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    Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    Craig Douglas, after being out of work for over 1 year, finally gets a job offer.

    Before we begin....

    Manager Info - Semi-Pro Reputation.


    Craig Douglas - Manager Profile

    Nocerina offer Douglas job

    Team Info

    Intro - A brave move taking on this club. Nocerina are of the Italian Serie C2/B, after seemingly appearing from no where. (They have no history for 2007/08 season, but were in Serie C2/C the year before that.

    Home to a massive squad of 12 players, Douglas will have himself a tough time achieving anything set by the board.

    Let the games begin
    Good luck NepentheZ!

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    Good luck Nep, I'll be restarting mine tomorrow with 'semi-pro' just to keep it on a level playing field! Good luck at Nocerinav

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    Good luck Nep, I'll be restarting mine tomorrow with 'semi-pro' just to keep it on a level playing field! Good luck at Nocerinav
    Cheers buddy. Can't wait to get this ball rolling

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    Good luck Nep, I'll be restarting mine tomorrow with 'semi-pro' just to keep it on a level playing field! Good luck at Nocerinav
    Best of luck Nep
    I've decided to reset my profile to "Semi-Pro" too. I am currently holidaying until i get offered a job.........lets see what happens

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    I've actually gone to work now and left my game running. The way i've done it is to set my manager on holiday until i get offered a job!
    My profile is as a semi-pro manager and i will take the first job that i am offered!

    The anticipation is killing me......i won't know who i am managing until about 5pm tonight!!!

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    I have just started a game woth all the leagues from all the countries
    I started with sunday league footballer rep
    I started unemployed
    and I have just accepted a job offer from
    KB Karlskoga in Sweeden

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    Originally posted by OugaBagga:
    I have just started a game woth all the leagues from all the countries
    I started with sunday league footballer rep
    I started unemployed
    and I have just accepted a job offer from
    KB Karlskoga in Sweeden
    Man you must have one hell of a computer!
    Best of luck

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    Originally posted by cookie15:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OugaBagga:
    I have just started a game woth all the leagues from all the countries
    I started with sunday league footballer rep
    I started unemployed
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    KB Karlskoga in Sweeden
    thanks it takes ages to process but I am playing final fantasy 10 on Ps2 at the same time

    Man you must have one hell of a computer!
    Best of luck </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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    Originally posted by aaberdeenn:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jonzii:
    Hi Birdy, I started doing Peter G's unemployment challenge but that didn't really go anywhere. Would I be ok to update my progress in here?
    I started unemployed with all leagues from England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy with automatic reputation, currently on my 4th season.


    Cheers
    That's fine, go ahead. (I know I'm not Birdy but I did help to put this idea together) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Cool, I'll update my progress so far.

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    Nep, looks like you have a tough task ahead of you

    Good luck to everyone else as well

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    Jonzii - Season 07/08 Burghausen

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    Got pretty much straight into a job with Burghausen in the German lower leagues.

    Looked a decent team on paper and predicted to finish 4th, but could never string any sort of run together.
    Didn't see the season out, sitting around mid table most of the season and my finances were shocking so by March '08 I was shown the door.


    March '08 - Burgos C.F.

    Straight back into management with Spanish Segunda B2 team Burgos C.F..
    Sitting 7th in the League when I took over. They were predicted to finish 1st this season so could be on to a winner here.


    Jonzii - Season 07/08 End Of Season - Burgos C.F.

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    Nearly made the playoffs, and just missed out In fact it went down to the last day. Sat in 6th place 2 points behind 4th, I had to win and the two teams above me needed to lose. Well they both lost but I could only draw at home after leading twice, Gutted!
    Oh well, if we can keep our form since I took over we should be up there next season, although on paper my squad seems quite weak.

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    decided to load up a career game with following leagues:

    belgium - top 2
    england - top 3
    france - top 2
    germany - top 2
    portugal - top 2
    spain - top 2
    italy - top 2

    gave myself semi-pro status, like Nepenthez, and not having too low down in countries (computer isn't amazing...)

    first job offered is Ukraine!! should i take it??

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    Originally posted by rlipscombe:

    first job offered is Ukraine!! should i take it??
    not really that realistic is it, taking a national job to start your career, but up to you mate...

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    Well my career is up and running in Holland
    My profile as the new manager of FC Eindhoven!

    Let the fun begin

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    Good luck cookie.

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    2nd Season

    Meppen, German Regional Division West

    I took Meppen over after just 1 game, they were sitting bottom and had succumbed to a 4-0 defeat to poor opposition. Looking to strengthen the squad right across all positions, i struggled to find many players better than what i had already had. Mainly due to no transfer budget and no wage budget, all players had to be paid nothing to play, eventually after a string of results, lifting me out of the relegation zone, a few more players wanted to come,i targeted players from Uruguay, the nation i managed in last season. With no strong bound contracts my players could come and leave as they pleased, thankfully losing most of the poorer players throughout the season and myself bringing in a number of attribute specific players to help fill in the squad. I managed to pick up this player to my surprise, he was on £200 a week previously.

    After strengthening the squad i managed to pick up more and more results to my surprise and i climbed the table to mid table where i ended. Table

    No really outstanding players, it was a team effort this season, goals coming from all over the pitch. Squad/Stats

    My finances improved vastly, mainly due to having to pay no wages at all and having a 16500 capacity stadium. Finances

    Depending on how i improve the squad and the money i get, will determine how long i stay with this club.

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    Always loved the idea of starting a "career" on FM, but it's never really happened.

    Hopefully if I take some time out from my Billericay save (that I'll be updating shortly in dafuge's challenge thread), I might try it again.

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    Originally posted by wisla_krakow:
    Always loved the idea of starting a "career" on FM, but it's never really happened.
    Same here, I'll be starting one after may game in Gundo's challenge.

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    Haven't had much time to play over the last couple of days, and when I have played, I've just "bombed" through.

    First Games....

    Paganese 2 - 3 Nocerina
    Nocerina 0 - 1 Martina
    Nocerina 1 - 3 Gubbio
    Spal 1 - 0 Nocerina
    Torres 2 - 1 Nocerina

    5 Games - 1 Win, 4 Losses.

    My team is so poor. And although there are hundreds of players interested in my club, they are all just as bad. I fear the worst with this team, but I will try my hardest, no less.

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    Its not looking good. I'm getting my a$$ handed to me every game. Rarely even get a shot off. Can't do anything about it.! I've got about 10 players, who look out of this world for my club in Jan, but I don't know if im still in charge then.!

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    Originally posted by NepentheZ:
    Its not looking good. I'm getting my a$$ handed to me every game. Rarely even get a shot off. Can't do anything about it.! I've got about 10 players, who look out of this world for my club in Jan, but I don't know if im still in charge then.!
    I'm sure you will be; keep the faith

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    Originally posted by ToMexico!!:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rlipscombe:

    first job offered is Ukraine!! should i take it??
    not really that realistic is it, taking a national job to start your career, but up to you mate... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    i thought that... plus if i didn't meet their expectations, my career would be over before it began!! am going to reject and see which clubs want me. i was just applying for pretty much everything and they came back to me. was shock more than anything!!

    it does happen though IRL - think van basten, staunton for example...

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    Rlipscombe Do you have a preference as to where you start managing?
    I didn't want to start in the UK even though i was offered a couple in England and 1 in Scotland. Holland had far greater appeal!

    Ironically my FC Eindhoven team have no parent or feeder club! I wonder whether PSV will come up as a viable option for a parent club

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    Originally posted by cookie15:
    Rlipscombe Do you have a preference as to where you start managing?
    I didn't want to start in the UK even though i was offered a couple in England and 1 in Scotland. Holland had far greater appeal!

    Ironically my FC Eindhoven team have no parent or feeder club! I wonder whether PSV will come up as a viable option for a parent club
    no, not really... suppose england is what i know, but from doing Gundo's challenge etc i do like managing abroad... i am quite drawn to portugal or something like that, somewhere a bit different.

    however, i'm not that choosy and will take pretty much whatever i can get, as long as i feel it's of benefit to my career of course...

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    i always fancy managing in greece but the regulations on foreigners is the one this i hate, summat like 3 maximum irc. maybe one day when i can be arsed a game will be started there...

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    So Nep are you still in the job?!

    Holidaying mine now, so should get some good FM in for the next few hours.

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    Well I have my first job...

    Loris da Souza del Giacomo is the new manager of Stranraer in the Scottish 3rd Division.

    Let the games begin

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    So Nep are you still in the job?!

    Holidaying mine now, so should get some good FM in for the next few hours.
    Yea I've still got a job. 2 months until the recruits are in. I'm not doing well in the league, with 2 Wins and 3 Draws along side my 5 losses. I sit in the relegation play-off zone by goal difference.

    The thing that gets me is, I'm favorite for nearly every game, yet I'm getting battered. The oppo regularly has 60-65% possession, and the Goals to Shots seems to have gone from one extreme to the other. Usually about 8-9 shots in total by both teams, and almost every shot on target goes in.!

    My Knockbreda Tactic was failing me, so I'm developing a new tactic for Nocerina, but my players are just so poor its embarrassing .

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    Well I have my first job...

    Loris da Souza del Giacomo is the new manager of Stranraer in the Scottish 3rd Division.

    Let the games begin
    Good luck mate.

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    Well I have my first job...

    Loris da Souza del Giacomo is the new manager of Stranraer in the Scottish 3rd Division.

    Let the games begin
    good luck? starting in the depths of Scotland... it's a bleak place to start!

    one question for you career-ers - do you holiday until you are offered a job, holiday for, say a month at a time, or play through the game keeping an eye on the job pages??

    not sure which tactic to take - obviously holidaying until an offer comes in is easy, but i don't really want to miss interesting jobs. what do you do?

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    I just holiday through wth 'apply for jobs at a higher rep club' ticked. This usually means you'll apply for every job going, especially early on.

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    I just holiday through wth 'apply for jobs at a higher rep club' ticked. This usually means you'll apply for every job going, especially early on.
    - WHS

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    Originally posted by iacovone:
    I just holiday through wth 'apply for jobs at a higher rep club' ticked. This usually means you'll apply for every job going, especially early on.
    right!! that explains a few things!! i wondered what that tick box meant... i'll do that then i think.

    cheers!

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    I've decided to start a career with the top leagues from the following countries running -

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>England <LI>Italy <LI>Spain <LI>Australia <LI>U.S.A <LI>France[/list]
    I have also loaded up leagues to the lowest possible for the following countries -

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Brazil <LI>N.Ireland <LI>Russia <LI>South Africa <LI>Sweden[/list]
    I set my reputation at automatic and am now applying for any available job....there are quite a few so I'm excited to see who wants me first! I plan on working my way up through the leagues and will attempt to win titles in as many countries as I can. More than likely I shall fail. Will post my profile when I get a job.

    I'm new to this so if the list of countries didn't work I am not to blame. *laughs*

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    Skene - Second Division WG

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    Got my first job in the lowly Swedish divisions! However, me being stupid I didn't check the league before accepting the job and have just found out that it is halfway through the season and we are one place off bottom....

    Wish me luck!

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    Hopefully that will have worked too....

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    Originally posted by evry1sfavedave:
    Skene - Second Division WG

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    Got my first job in the lowly Swedish divisions! However, me being stupid I didn't check the league before accepting the job and have just found out that it is halfway through the season and we are one place off bottom....

    Wish me luck!

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    Hopefully that will have worked too....
    good luck!

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    good luck!
    Thanks, I think I'll need it after looking at my squad.....

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    i've managed to improve my current meppen side vastly with the nil wage and transfer budgets, sitting 5th at the moment after 9 games.

    still somehow attracting players previously being paid to play and from team with a higher rep and better squads....strange but i'm not complaining..

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    Yeah, I just signed a new GK and DC that I think may save us from relegation. Am attempting to bring in a new ST also but I have competition for him so we shall see.

    *crosses fingers*

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    Nice simple idea, I may play this along with some other saves...

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    Jonzii - Season 08/09

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    Was really feeling confident about this season. The performances since I took over last season suggest that we had a good chance of getting into the playoffs.
    After a poor start to the season we managed to recover and spent the second half of the season drifting between 2nd and 4th place. Ended up finishing 4th in the final playoff spot, with confidence high in the squad I felt we had a real chance of promotion.

    http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3255/burgosvbadalonaoverviewfw1.png

    First up in the playoff was Badalona. They were the winners of Segunda B3 so i was expecting a really tough tie. Sure enough the 1st leg was a tough encounter especially seeing as I was at home, ending up in a draw which was probably a fair result.

    Playoff Semi Final Leg2

    Didnt really hold much hope for the 2nd leg, thought it may be a step too far. However, we suprisingly dominated the game but kept missing chances. Both teams had a man sent off just before half time and we went in at 1-1.
    Start of the second half, just 1 minute in and Badalona scored to make it 2-1. We dominated the rest of the game, but were still 2-1 down moving into the 83rd minute. Somehow we manage to grab 2 goals in the last 7 mins and we are through to the final.


    Playoff Final Leg1

    So on to the final where we met Tavalera, they only finished 3rd in their league and I was sure we would be too good for them. Was aiming for at least a draw on the away leg but we hammered them for the whole game running out 4-1 winners.

    Playoff Final Leg 2

    This game was always going to be a formality after the 1st leg, and so it proved with us running out 3-0 winners.

    Liga BBVA here we come!!

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    Fantastic. Well played

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    Indeed! Well done Jonzii!

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    Sadly my career is not going so well. 2 wins and 6 losses in my 8 games in charge and we're relegated, I have resigned before the end of the season to beat the sack....

    Onto the next victims! I'm hopefully going to find a job in a country other than Sweden now for a change of scenery.

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    Cheers Birdy123/...Dave. Got another season to update soon then i'm up to date.

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    Right, someone just clarify for me: as many leagues as I feel comfortable running and what level of experience?

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    Originally posted by 442to445:
    Right, someone just clarify for me: as many leagues as I feel comfortable running and what level of experience?
    depends how many leagues you play within a country. if you only have top league or two, automatic or sunday league ain't great as you'll struggle for jobs. i think a few of us have gone semi-pro....

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    Originally posted by rlipscombe:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 442to445:
    Right, someone just clarify for me: as many leagues as I feel comfortable running and what level of experience?
    depends how many leagues you play within a country. if you only have top league or two, automatic or sunday league ain't great as you'll struggle for jobs. i think a few of us have gone semi-pro.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Amateurs!

    Sorry, couldn't resist!

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    Jonzii - Season 09/10

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    There was no way my current squad was going to be able to compete in Liga BBVA, I desperately needed to bring in some quality but with 200k to spend I was praying that there would be some decent free transfers out there.

    Turns out my prayers were answered, quite a few decent players from the french league were available on frees ans most importantly they were interested in joining us. So I snapped a few of the better ones up, they were all considered to be leading starts for Liga BBVA sides.

    After a couple of other signings at the back my team looked loads stronger than before, however with the wages I was paying these decent players my finances were getting pretty bad.

    These are some of the new players.
    Souleymane Camara Simon Feindouno
    Eric Marester
    Cedric Fabien


    Now for the season. Started off poorly, losing my first game quite convincingly at home to Tenerife. But then we went on a 9 game unbeaten run, which pushed us up into the top 5.
    The next 2 games both ended in defeat, but my tactics were now begining to work and make sense which then led to a 18, yes 18 match unbeaten run putting us firmly in the top 3. Things seemed to be going far too well but the new players I had signed were awesome and were really doing the business for me.

    Then came the new patch 1st game we played, away to Cadiz who were also hovering around the top 5 saw us get a complete mauling 6-0 which led to a few more awful performances, my once bulletproof tactic was now at best average.

    For the rest of the season we struggled with consistency but still managed to stay around the top 5. With 6 games to go we were in 5th, 2 points from a promotion place, somehow we managed 3 wins and draw which took us down to the last day of the season.
    Sitting in 3rd going into the last game, our fate was in our hands. All we needed was a draw at home to Sevilla Athletico who were bottom of the league, we dominated them and won 3-1.

    La Liga here we come

    Unbeleivably we had achieved successive promotions, we seriously overachieved due to my tactics being sorted for 2 thirds of the season but struggled a few times after the patch. La Liga will be fun but I would be very suprised if we get anywhere near avoiding relegation.

    Watch out Barca/Real!!!

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    Well done mate, you're building quite a career there.

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