I deleted the n.league something file also seems to of sorted the team names out (well alot changed anyway) My club is now called Black Pecker Hakodate almost as interesting as Daito Grim Reapers it is abit rubbish that you cant see the club info screen etc. you can see you staff you just have to go around-about way to find em ... I'm sticking with Japan for the time being though ... Oh and the unbeaten run continues 4 games into the second season 1 win and 3 draws and i'm now onto my 5th tactic it just seems whatever i do i draw.
Played my friendlies and most of the games were won with ease, but i drew a few and lost 2.
Im enjoying it so far, made quite a few signings, missed out on Xu Liang though who i remember from an fm09 game in hong kong, really good player, alot better than anything i have, shame he wanted wages i couldnt afford.
First competitive game is against Dalian Yiteng, who if you remember, i could have managed the game is a cup game, but ill probably leave it until tomorrow.
Have started again in the U.A.E.
I am now the proud(ish) manager of Al-Jazeera Al-Hamra.
Link to Japanese badges. I can't find any other info on google but I didn't look very hard.
Edit: I lost 9 of my first 10 games in UAE so that went out the window. I'm going to have a play through the leagues before I start posting about it.
Last edited by blowcrapup; 03-11-2009 at 14:31.
The game just arrived, installing now. Might get my traditional Indonesia game going tonight
I was just testing out the edited databases and ran a holiday game in Guam (took about 15 minutes to go through the season, and that's on my slow laptop ). Reset date is June 28th and I can upload the game saved at June 27th if anyone's interested. A quick look around at the players and staff available suggest it will be quite a challenge!
I think I'll start a game here at some point, as I have unfinished business with Wellington in the A-League. Can anyone playing there check that the bug keeping New Zealanders away for 3 months for the Oceania Cup has been sorted? Cheers
Thanks Big D for the Guam reset date.
The save game would be a good idea. I might holiday in the other countries to get their saves and post it here.
Not a bad week. 3 games played, 10 goals scored, two hattricks and zero conceded.
All three games were at home but meh... what the hell. At least I am playing in front of a full house every week.
Here you go: Guam holiday save, 27th June 2010 (reset date 28th June)
I've finally settled and I'm now in Iran. Sat about 6th after 14 games so not doing to badly.
Its always nice to know your wanted first job offer ... I'm a bit jelous that they actually have a transfer budget and have over a 1.5k better wage budget at a time when i'm struggling to persuade the board to renew 2 of our star players contracts.
Lost my first ever League game ... Oh well 17 games without a loss is pretty impressive (especially when in the Hokkaido League thats nearly 2 seasons)
Good luck in Iran blowcrapup .. looking like a good start.
Good going kabajingai.
Nice week kabajingai. I wish I can have those weeks once in a while.
Thanks Big D for the save. It's now added to the OP.
Glad to see you're settled in blowcrapup and tough luck brettney. Two seasons without a loss is very impressive.
As for me, I've settled into Indonesia...It's been fun so far...well except for a 3-0 home loss Persipura in the Indonesian Cup. We're going to lose heavily in the away leg.
Blowcrapup in Iran - Season 2010/11
After much moving round (I loaded 6 different leagues) I finally settled in Iran with Mashin-Sazi Tabriz. Here is my profile - Me
Starting off with newly promoted side Mashin-Sazi seemed like it could be achallenge but when I looked they were predicted to finish 11th in the league this season. Looking at the squad it was clear that they were more than likely the relegated team from the 08/09 season and after googling it they were one of the relegated teams. The English version of their name is Machine-Sazi apparently. Interestingly they are based in Azarbaijan but play in Iran.
Anyway back on topic they had a slightly stronger side than the other teams facing relegation but they still had gaping holes in their side with a least one poor player in Defence,Midfield and Attack. I brought in 13 players before the transfer deadline and another 2 in January, spending a grand total of ........... $5k. Most of these were from the trial day and didn't play a single game. All of my U18's are all 1 star recommended apart from 1 so I needed some good prospects in. There will an exodus of about 15 players who couldn't cut it.
Preseason friendlies went well with the side winning 5 of their 6 games only losing to a Premier League side. I said earlier that we were 7th after 14 games and although we did move around slightly that was where we finished. We managed to Win 10 Draw 5 but Lost 11.
We did managed to score 32 goals but not one player managed to get into double digits with my top scorer being a midfielder who scored 7 goals all of them penalties.
The cup was terrible with us going out 1 nil to a Premier ship side in the 2nd Qualifying round.
2010/11 - Iranian First Division Group 'A' - Finished 7th.
Nice first Season in Iran blowcrapup. Just out of interest are your new Youth players coming through Azarbaijani?
No they are all Iranian but if Iran was one of the newly created leagues then the person who made it may not have known or it may not be possible to.
It is possible, if on the database the stadium is set as being in Azerbaijan the regens will be from there.
According to wikipedia the town where the club is based is the 4th largest city in Iran and the Capital of the East Azarbijan province.
Ah right, East Azarbaijan/East Azerbaijan is a province of Iran, not in the country Azerbaijan, so the regens should be Iranian
Ahh .. Thats that explained then
Just holidayed in Indonesia. (Barito Putra finished 4th in their Division 1 group). I'm now looking for teams that meet my strict criteria:
(i) Decent stadium size
(ii) Do NOT begin with P.
(iii) A team that I don't dislike from FM09.
The 2nd one will definitely be hardest.
EDIT: (ii) might not be possible, I'll take a team beginning with P as long as they don't play in blue.
Earendil was Persmin last year iirc. The average attendance is tempting, it's between them and Medan Jaya. Medan Jaya have much worse attendances it seems. Both are in Barito's group, so I'll be reacquainting myself with them soon (is it just me or do I seem to mention Barito Putra in every post in this thread? )
Just got to finish off some work, then I'll get this started.
Rancer, do Indonesian clubs still not get youth players? Last year they were all created without a club.
Black Pecker - Season 2011 - Japanese regional Hokkaido League.
To help with our low wage budget i made alot of offers for Loan players trying to get some for has little wages as possible i did manage to get 3 2 being forwards (we really struggled to pick up any Forwards this year other than the Loanees).
We managed to convert some of our Draws into wins and even though we lost our first ever league game on Matchday 8 it didn't ruin our season too much and we still had a chance of entering the Promotion Playoff league we had too win our last game of the season against top side Goal Plunderer and unfortunately they got the better of us beating us by a single goal in a match where our Forwards just didn't turn up (literally in the case of Argentine Striker Gonzalo Bonafina he was out with a virus.
The cups were good for us with the Board being very happy with our runs - Confidence.
We got to the 3rd Round of the Emperor's Cup and the 1st Round of the All-Japan Shakaijin Cup.
Squad Stats - Finances.
I was also offered another Job at the end of the year a Club 2 Divisions above us no less
I don't think i'll be changing my squad around as much going forward as i think we're settling now so i'll introduce a few names ...
Masahiko Sato; AMR/L/C 29, Japanese.
Won the Hokkaido League MVP (Most Valuable Player) as well as getting the Hokkaido Leagues most Assists Award. Also made the Hokkaido League best 11 of the season.
Gonzalo Bonafina; CF 25, Argentine.
Was 3rd top scorer in the Hokkaido League with 3, was injured most the season and only made 5 apps for us this year.
Kohei Narita; AMC/CF 18, Japanese.
Our top scorer for the season joined us on loan from Ehime FC.
Hiroki Koshiba; CB 16, Japanese.
Made his League debut for us at 15 and played a very important part for us this season even earning more M.O.M Awards than the rest of our squad.
Yuta Ono; RB/LB 28, Japanese.
He was our highest average rated player performing consistantly for us playing in every League game.
Ri Hae-Kun; GK 32, North Korean.
I managed to upset our fans a little by letting our previous GK leave (I didn't think he was good enough) they hopefully was impressed with our replacement though.
Code:Season League Position Cup runs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010 Hokkaido League 4th Emperor's Cup 2nd rd/All-Japan Cup 2nd rd. 2011 Hokkaido League 2nd Emperor's Cup 3rd rd/All-Japan Cup 1st rd.
Last edited by brettney1980; 04-11-2009 at 18:54.
Good season there brettney1980, hopefully next season you'll get promotion. Your finances don't look great, I guess there's not much money around at this level in Japan. Do you get any prize money from the cups?
Say hello to the new manager of Persmin Minahasa. We're known affectionately as Manguni Makasiouw, but I'll think I'll stick with Persmin. No honours since formation in 1963, something that I'll be looking to put right swiftly.
We play our home games at Maesa in Tondano, which has a capacity of 15000, 8000 seated, with fairly basic training facilities, and basic youth facilities with an academy. Our starting balance is £62,487, not too bad. The media prediction for this season is 2nd, which could be difficult, especially as we've only currently got 5 players.
So, here we go, Indonesia Part III!
Playing my 10th game of the season, and i still havnt won drew 3, but im 6 points behind 13th
16 more games after this one, i need to get my team sorted out, and into winning ways
And i was winning this game up to 82mins, and they equalised
Im just a crap manager haha
Al-Tohami 2012-2013 Season Update
Another season, another update. With the clubs offensive problems last year, I decided to bring in some veteran strikers/midfielders to bolster the attack. My scouts recommended plenty of cheap and unattached (had only £5k for transfers) players... and all of them laughed when I offered a contract. So plan A was out, on to plan B. I signed up several young players who had been released by their former teams (mainly in the Premier League). They may have looked bad to their former teams, but they looked great to me. 2 defenders and 3 midfielders later, I had my new team, though I didn't manage to sign a striker. Hopefully my issue last year was not creating chances from the midfield, and not poor finishing up front. To replace my retired keeper, I also signed our first senior international, the U.A.E. U21 and senior team starter.
Things were looking promising, more so when the media began hyping one of my new youth system products, hyping Saudi Premier League teams being willing to pay £2.5 million for him (and causing me to immediately sign him to a 5 year deal)! For a team whose balance has hovered around £40k (peaking just over £100k) during my first two years this would be huge, even if I had to lose the player. An offer even came in, and I hesitated a bit before clicking on the news item, as I didn't really want to decide between keeping a solid prospect and the potential financial windfall. The choice was made for me when I saw the offer. £2k plus £12k over 12 months, plus something like 20% of profit on next sale. I laughed, and after they refused my counter offer, I never received an offer again.
So how did the actual season go? Well, losing our first game 2-1 on a 92nd minute offside goal wasn't a great start, but then we went on a run, and I'll let the table speak for itself:
We clinched the title after game 21, and didn't lose a second game until game 22. Maybe my strikers weren't the problem after all, they managed to score with my new midfield providing the chances. Time for my youngsters to prove they belonged in the Premier League after all! Hope they're up for a challenge, since (a quick 2013-2014 preview) there are individual players in the Premier League who make half my total wage budget.
Back again next season, maybe with some extra screen shots to introduce the finances/players now that I'm in the top league. The real work starts now!
Just reached the half way point in my 2nd season and no prizes for guessing where we are. Sat 7th again with 7 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses.
Great season there Nightowl, seems like your team really got together by strengthening the midfield and defence.
We are currently on fire when it comes to scoring as our last 3 games have gone 4-0, 4-3 and then a huge 7-0 win away against Newcastle Jets which made them fire their manager. Cristiano has been the star in all 3 games with 2, 4 and then 3 goals in the games. Between Cristiano (15 Goals) and Matt Simon (13 Goals) they have scored more then 6 teams in the A-League.
Well both my Ass Man and Coach have left to take roles elsewhere and not only are any potential replacements nowhere near as good but they sign a contract then cancel it straight after with no reason ... Whats that all about!?
Welcome and good luck with Perth Glory archie.
We qualified out of the first phase with 3 games left. I want to finish first but it seems JSalter are managing Barito Putra in my game and are the only team ahead of me in the standings.
I would want to show you all a screenshot but I can't make one in Windows 7...
EDIT: I finished 1st in my group and eventually lost in the 2nd Stage Final. However, the important thing is promotion in the first season to hopefully boost my not-so-very-good finances.
Last edited by rancer890; 05-11-2009 at 06:29.
We have finished the second season 16 points clear on top which means that if we win the A-League finals we have completed the 1st part of the challenge. No team seems to be able to stop Cristiano and if he has an off day then Simon seems to step up.
Persmin pre-season 2010 update
The league season is underway now, and I'm fairly happy with my squad, despite it having an average age of only 19. Pre-season started poorly, with 0-2, 0-0 and 0-1 being our first 3 friendlies. However, after that my players seemed to adapt better to my tactics, and the next 4 games ended 1-0, 1-1, 1-0 and 2-0. All of our friendlies were at home to teams from higher leagues, so there were plenty of positives to take from the last 4 games at least.
My star player looks to be 16 year old Syahrul Akbar, signed on a free. His technical stats look brilliant for this division, so hopefully he can be the class act, and help us to have a successful season.
Our first league game of the season was away to Persiku, who are predicted to finish top of the league. Without any away friendlies, setting up our tactics required a bit of guesswork, but it worked perfectly. 2 early debut goals from Akbar and a late 3rd for another young striker, Tony Hidayat, secured a 3-1 win, and an excellent start to the season.
Well done on promotion rancer, trust Barito to get in the way though!
Congratulations on the promotion rancer and Sayhrul Akbar Looks like a great player JSalter
Last season at Brisbane Roar I was playing my Marquee, Scott Chipperfield, as a DL which is his 2nd best position after ML. I noticed that he was unhappy (possibly due to being played out of position) so I threw him into ML, and moved someone else into DL, and all of a sudden he is thriving. I've scored about 4 or 5 goals in the past 4 matches from him crossing it in perfectly to the head of Van Dijk. It is almost like these two players were meant to be together!! I also managed to pick up Kisnorbo at the start of this 2nd season, which is a relief as Moore is getting on with his years.
Blowcrapup in Iran - Season 2011/12
We started strongly beating recently relegated Steel Azin 1-0 in the opening game. We continued strongly winning 3 out of our next 4 games. We then came up against our bogey team Etka Gorgan who promptly beat us. The shock of this forced us to lose our next game as well. This started a huge run of games where we would win one week and lose the next. Apart from the odd few games this happened from October to January where we re-discovered our winning form.
We were stuck mid-table and it looked like we were heading for a 7th placed finish again this year but a run that saw us pick up 11 points from 15 in the final few games pushed us up to 5th.
Our cup run was slightly better this year with us drawing a non-league side in the 2nd Qualifying who we beat 3-0. We then drew arch-b******s Etka Gorgan in the 1st Round who dumped us out in 1-0. We have actually only managed to take 1 point from them accross the two seasons.
On other fronts one of the players actually made double figures this year round. Koroush Barmak scored 13 goals in 26 games this season. His striking partner only managed 8 in 20.
The reason our form was so inconsistent was a combination of injuries especially to the keeper who was out for 4 months and bans.
Another possible reason is pre-match press conferences. At the start I was doing them all but as I am trying to do uni work at the same time I started to leave them for my Ass Man. This is when my form started to suffer and towards the end of the season when I started to do them myself form improved. However having said that it could have been because my 1st team keeper returned from injury. There could be possibility for an experiment in here if someone has the time to do it.
On the transfer front 13 players did leave us last year with another load of crap, out of contract players on their way out this year. We brought 5 players in this year 4 on free transfers with the other, an Austrian Iranian, costing $80. Yes that is just $80 dollars, for the price of an Xbox game and a few McDonald's meals you can buy a man. What a world.
2011/12 - Iranian First Divison Group 'A' - Finished 5th. Iranian FA Cup - 1st Round
2010/11 - Iranian First Division Group 'A' - Finished 7th. Iranian FA Cup - 2nd Qual Round
Good luck to everyone doing this challenge, will be giving it a bash myself very soon... feeling the urge to take over in Hong Kong again!
I like Akbar JSalter. I wish I could find a striker like that. I have a 31 year old and a 27 year old. My scout recommended me a striker with a finishing of 1....
Nice year blowcrapup. I like those finances...
Looking forward to your participation rinso in HK. The expanded HK league has 3 divisions now.
Indonesian First Division First Phase
Indonesian First Division Second Phase
Indonesian First Division Final
More screenshots later after uni class.
I never did press confidence for pre-match, but I almost always did them for new signings.
3 divisions?! oh no, that means more work to do!! Ill get stuck into it after the weekend I think, not good at playing multiple saves...Looking forward to your participation rinso in HK. The expanded HK league has 3 divisions now.
FM10 A-league: Brisbane Roar FC
Media Prediction - 5th
Finished - 2nd
Table - Graph - Finals Series
What an exciting season. Possibly the best season I've ever had on an FM game. I was slightly out-done in the league, and slightly outdone in the finals series, but I qualified for the Asian Champions League!! My squad is definitely improving, and I've picked up some amazing transfers, so with a bit of handy work and maybe a new marquee signing, I may win the league next season. Central Coast Mariners were just unstoppable. I did manage a draw and a win against them, and only lose the minor final to them by away goals (before losing to them in the grand final 3-0), but they're definitely a step above everyone else.
I think I may have won the season if my superstar from last year, Sergio Van Dijk didn't get badly injured, and wasn't playing for Indonesia every second weekend. I also seem to have 8 of my youngsters consistently in the U23, U21 and U19 Australian squads, and I also had 3 other players called up for the Australian Senior squad. There is no doubting my pedigree, so I'm expecting great things next season!
Finances - Transfers
I brought in quite a few free transfers this season. I needed to get some back-up for a few positions, and also needed an Asian player to get settled in before any eventual foray into the ACL. I also managed to find Richard Garcia (currently plays for Hull City in the EPL) in the Australian non-league! I couldn't believe my luck (and his lack of luck to end up there). I also found an out of favour Brazilian Marciniho, who was quite the steal, especially at the age of 27. I am a tad worried about finances though. I'm on a runaway train, and its destination is debt. Hopefully the ACL answers my prayers and gives me a lil' somethin' somethin'.
Scott Chipperfield - Amazing player for his age. Assisted quite a fair share of my goals, and was a pivot of creativity. He also knows how to defend.
Code:Season League Position Finals Series ------------------------------------------------------ 2010/2011 A-League 5th 5th 2011/2012 A-League 2nd 2nd
Last edited by MachinegunHead; 05-11-2009 at 15:25.
I didn't know it when I started holidaying in Iraq (what a sentence) but Mosul are actually a huge club thats not in the premier league after withdrawing twice in recent years due to security and finances. Anyway it was no surprise they bounced back up to the premier league and so are playable. Apparently I am allowed to sign 5 foreign players with 3 in the match squad but really what kind of nutjob would accept that offer, I shall have to try and sign Afghan's, Eastern Congolese and players from Darfur and lands affected by the LRA in Sudan for them to feel Iraq is a safer place
Oddly enough almost every home game I get a message saying low turnout expected but I'm have a pretty big wage budget (about $300k annually) that I'm no where near.Nice year blowcrapup. I like those finances...
Hmm. Akbar has just ended a goal drought of almost 21 hours; after scoring twice on the opening day of the season he's taken until the end of November to score his 3rd. Probably says a lot about how we're doing at the moment
Persmin Minahasa - 2010/11 Review
Just a quick update...
Indonesian First Division: 3rd
Indonesian Cup: 1st Round
Not a bad first season, but we missed out on promotion by 6 points. Persma and Barito Putra were the promoted teams from our group. It looked unlikely we'd finish as high as 3rd though as we lost our 3rd game of the season 5-1 away to Perserang. At the half way stage, we were sitting in midtable, but only 1 defeat in the next 10 games lifted as into a promotion challenge, ended by a 1-0 defeat at home to Persma.
Syahrul Akbar ended as the top goalscorer, but he only managed 6 as we struggled to score. His main strike partner only scored 4 times. Between them they managed 6 goals in 6 games towards the end of the season, so if they can continue this things look more promising for next year.
We've currently got £138k in the bank, some of which we'll lose over the close season, as we don't have a match for 5/6 months.
Targets for next season:
- Score more
- Improve the finances
First Division (Group A)
Media Prediction: 1st
Finishing Position: First Phase - 1st, Second Phase - 1st, Final - Runner-up
Indonesian Cup: lost in 2nd Round to Persipura 6-1 aggregate
The squad didn't have a lot of players, so I had to sign most of them. One thing they did have though was an abundance of goalkeepers...
I didn't sign Imron and Stradilin, but Imron did turn out to be pretty useful to the club. I utilized a lot of loans from my parent club, and will probably do the same next year to minimize costs...
Partly helped by the money making cup matches...
Nono Sri Hartono
Goals for 2011-2012
- improve finances
Code:Year Division Position Indonesian Cup Other 2010-2011 First Division 1st 2nd Round N/A
Good season MachinegunHead. Your finances look very similar to mine which has resulted in an attempt of a board takeover going through at the moment.
Good year Machinegunhead. Sergio van Dijk is unattached in my game. I tried offering him a contract but he rejected...
Good first season JSalter. You're in a strong position for promotion next year once you find some players that can score goals.
It's probably my tactics tbh. Akbar is definitely a player who should score more than 6 goals at this level, but all the 1st season I was experiementing what role to give him. I've not really got the hang of tactics on FM10 yet, but he seems to be doing better as a target man at the moment.
Javier Zanetti leading a takeover bid for Adelaide United You should be able to do enough to keep your job.
I'm using the tactics from FM09, and they seem to be doing fine in Indonesia.
In Persma news, my chairman is now willing to 'listen to offers'.
Don't worry Ethan, the transfer embargo will be a pain, but I'm pretty sure they won't sack you...
This has put us through to our first Grand Final under me. Despite dominating the game it looked like we would crash out but a nice finish from Cristiano and a stunning strike from Simon has won the game for us.
Thanks to an early Murdocca goal we have won the A-League final therefore completing the first half of the challenge. It was a close match but thanks to a couple of good saves we were able to hold onto our lead throughout the match. The next goal, the Asian Champions League.
Congratz Ethan on winning the A-League final. Best of luck in the Asian Champions League.
As for Persma. I just signed my first foreigner, and my squad is shaping out to be very solid. I just lost out on a fantastic young striker, but I have signed Plan B at least...
Well done Ethan on winning the A-League.
Just beaten Super Legaue side Persija 2-0 in the 1st Round, 1st Leg of the Cup. Wasn't a fluke either, we totally deserved it, goals from strikers Akbar and Hidayat. This result means we're still unbeaten so far this season.
Adelaide United - Hyundai A-League- 2011/2012(Season 2)- Ethan13
This year we were looking to build on our 3rd place finish from the year before and to hopefully qualify for the Asian Champions League.
A-League (Regular Season)----League Table----Graph
Won the league by 16 points as we dominated. We scored the most and ended up with a goal difference of +37. Our best win with a 7-0 away win against Newcastle.
A-League Finals Series- We started poorly as we lost 2-1 away against Central Coast with them scoring in injury time even though we played better them then. We could only manage a 1-1 draw at home which meant we lost 2-1 on aggregate. In the prelim final we dominated but were down 1-0 until we scored 2 late goals to make the grand final. An early goal from Murdocca was good enough to win the final.
Finances- Shocking which has caused an attempt of a takeover.
Transfers- Once again looked for players who I could get on frees which worked.
Key Player- Cristiano- Once again a brilliant player. Won the A-League Player of the year, Foreigner of the year and the Golden Boot.
Fixtures Part 1 Part 2
Aims from Last Season
- Improve Defence ACHIEVED
- Challenge for A-League title ACHIEVED
- Improve Staff FAILED
Aims for Next Season
- Defend A-League title
- Improve squad for the ACL at the end of the year
Code:Season League Position Final Series ------------------------------------------------ 2010/11 A-League 3rd 3rd 2011/12 A-League 1st 1st -------------------------------------------
Good job, Ethan13! The finances look terrible, hopefully Javier Zanetti takes over and throws a bunch of money into the club.
As for Al-Tohami, we're doing surprisingly well in the Premier League, although this was a bit odd:
Didn't really expect to be playing in snow in Saudi Arabia.
I started with a team of the sort of quality that I thought could go a long way in the league although with very little depth. Since there was no one good available for free I had to get in the least bad players to come in as backups and go with the players I started with. Particularly impressive of these was Abdullah Hamada. In fact due to his brilliance and several other of my younger players I lost one match by having 6 players called up to Iraqi youth teams. Nevertheless I ended up finishing the league in a strong 5th place. For next season I believe my team will be much stronger since I've been able to steal several good players whose contracts were running out.
Code:Season | League | Cup 10/11 | 5th | 2nd Qlfy
Good first season Quackje. I see you have badges for Iraq. Where did you download those badges from and are there badges for other countries as well?
I've had these badges since '08 it was like a mega thing a downloaded of sortitoutsi I think. There aren't logos for every club in countries like this but for most of them a couple of teams at least have logos.
People mad enough to move to Iraq to play football;
Code:Country | # | Mosul Iran | 1 | 1 Yemen | 2 | 2 Liberia | 4 | CAR | 2 | Niger | 2 | Reunion | 1 | Lesotho | 2 |
Last edited by Quackje; 06-11-2009 at 04:32.
I guess Iraq is an improvement over Africa...
I think I underestimated the Indonesian Premier Division. It's a bit harder than I thought...
Well after my game destroyed itself over in the America's challenge, I've decided to get as far away as possible and head east.
I'm going to give the Philippines a go. After holidaying I am the new manager of Giligans FC (Yes, like the Island).
Fantastic start to my first season in charge at Perth Glory. Ten games in and on top by ten points.
Great start archie#10 hopefully you can keep that up. Seeing as the A-League season isn't very long it is great when you can open up a large lead as the other teams struggle to catch you.
Update on my Adelaide United save. We are still under a transfer embargo as the takeover keeps going from good and looking like it will be resolved within a few days to looks like it will collapse. It isn't good though because the transfer window is nearly over and we haven't been able to make any signings besides frees. The squad is good though but we could do with 1 more defender to add some more depth. We won our first league game 5-2 with Cristiano scoring a hat trick so it looks like it could be another season with a lot of goals (Hopefully).
I'm am set to play a beautiful style of football no matter what. We'll see how that works out with a team that scored the least goals last season.
Giligans Island 2010/11 review
First season complete. My attacking, pro-creativity based style has paid dividends as we scored almost double the goals of the closest team. The Islanders (as I've dubbed them) won a hard fought 2-1 victory over regular season champions Mendiola Utd in a one match playoff to pick up the championship. Now lets see what kind of continental competition we've gotten ourselves into.
Because of the club's low reputation, I can seem to sign any foreign players, nor any filipinos based in other leagues. In fact, even a free transferred countryman from Fulham says, "Hell no." I've withdrawn my scouts to look for gems at local clubs. We'll see how this, my increased reputation from the championship, and my involvement in continental competition impacts the market.
Last edited by Brixton Athletic; 06-11-2009 at 11:35.
Nice season Brixton. The Filipino league starts in the AFC Cup (level below the AFC Champions League). If you win the AFC Cup, you get 'promoted' to the AFC Champions League.
Giligans Island 2011/12, 2012/13 review
Sorry for the combined update, these Filipino seasons run insanely fast.
The second and third seasons didn't go as planned. In fact, they were awful. We've seen ourselves not even close to the continent with sixth and seventh place finishes. Our journey into Asia ended swiftly in 2012 as we didn't make it out of the preliminary groups in both the President's Cup or the Asia Club Championship.
2012 Final Standings
2013 Final Standings
I didn't see any uptick in foreign interest despite appearing in continental competitions. However, I have noticed that the even with fairly basic facilities, promoted youth team players usually have better attributes than the original players when the game was started. Perhaps if we can consistently qualify and do well in tournaments then I can upgrade them and get at least a partial stranglehold of my own country.
What do you think of the Filipino league Brixton? No bugs that you can tell?
And can you also tell me the reset date for the Filipino league? Thanks.
Right decided to give this ago, some of you might remember I had a fairly successful save on FM08 in China and with the options to expand the game I thought i'd give Japan a go.
I started the game but forgot to post a profile, but have one now. Manager Profile I have taken over at Joestu Warriors, in the Kanto League Division One. Below is my first season in charge of them.
2010-11 - Joetsu Warriors - Kanto League Division One
Media Prediction: 6th
Final Position: 2nd - League Table
All-Japan Shakaijin Cup: 2nd Qual. Round
Emporer's Cup: 3rd Qual. Round
Transfers None out, 4 in pre-season, 1 in close season. Nothing spent, nothing gained.
Squad Poor overall, one potential star in Jun Imanishi, but he got injured for 2 months and never really got going. Was a miracle that we were within a whisker of winning the league.
Finances In the Red but to be expected. We had a huge wage budget but never used it thankfully. Will look to address this situation next season.
Targets for Next Season
- Another title challenge
- Get into the Black
Code:Season|Division |Finished |Achievements 10/11 |Kanto League Div One|2nd |-
The league is great, there are no bugs at all. The reset date is June 19.
Welcome back ToMexico!! Hope you can win the title with Joestu Warriors next year.
Thanks Brixton for the info.
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I'm in Filipino overdrive right now, this is so addicting. Will be my last for a few hours as I am probably closer to the Philippines than most of you, so time for a little sleep.
In short, season No. 4 = title No. 2. My Islanders and Pasargad FC stayed one/two for most of the season, but we won in the playoff final to clinch the title. I'm pretty sure that this year being a World Cup year that we might not have the Asian Club Championship in the summer like usual. We only conceded five goals the entire season, so I guess those crazy sayings are correct. A good offense is a good defense.
My youth players are really starting to come around. We had a couple more gems in the striker position and midfield that asserted themselves this season. I switch my wingbacks back to the typical fullback position and decreased the width of my field. Next season should be exciting.
Thinking it might be the end of me soon as I have a record of DLDL so far this season and sit 7th from 8 places. Will report back in a few games to see if there has been any improvement.
Rancer, noticed anything wrong with the Premier Division? Specifically regarding relegation.
As I predicted I was a much stronger side this year and we raced out with 10 wins a row. Some sloppy games including a 3-0 defeat to them let Al-Zawra'a back in the race though. By the last game of the season I was 1 point ahead and 1-0 up away from home at Arbil who promptly equalised in the 88th minute and I was unable to turn it round for a win. Thankfully 10th place Sulaymaniyah managed to hold Al-Zawra'a to an amazing 0-0 draw handing us the league. This set up a playoff with the other half of the Iraqi premier league champions, Najaf. I was certain that my half of the league was stronger with cup winners and last years winners, Al-Zawra'a and the only professional club Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (who bought one of my strikers for £140K, part of a £525K spending spree this season, no one else bought anyone for money). I was again proved right by defeating Najaf 3-2 to become the champions of Iraq. I think there may be a slight bug here since the Najaf manager was sacked following this defeat which seems a bit strange considering they won their half of the league. Key player this season was right winger, Safwan Abdul-Ghani.
Mad foreigners watch;Code:Season | League | Playoff | Cup 10/11 | 5th | N/A | 2nd Qlfy 11/12 | 1st | Winners | 2nd Qlfy
Pretty much the entire Lesotho national team plays in Iraq now.Code:Country | # | Change Iran | 3 | +2 Yemen | 2 | ±0 Liberia | 6 | +2 CAR | 6 | +4 Niger | 10 | +8 Reunion | 1 | ±0 Lesotho | 12 | +10 Ethiopia | 1 | +1
2011-12 - Joetsu Warriors - Kanto League Division One
Final Position: 6th - League Table
All-Japan Shakaijin Cup: 2nd Qual. Round
Emporer's Cup: 3rd Qual. Round
Transfers Lots out for nothing. 5 in altogether, 4 loans and 1 free transfer.
Squad Worse far the worst team I have ever managed. We mustered 2 wins all season from 16 games.
Finances In the Black. I arranged around 8 friendlies to create some much needed revenue. We lost them all but made 70k so who cares.
Targets for Next Season
- Rebuild the squad.
- Mid tabled finish.
Code:Season|Division |Finished |Achievements 10/11 |Kanto League Div One|2nd |- 11/12 |Kanto League Div One|6th |-
I've resigned as manager of Joetsu. More players left over the close season not wanting to renew, my first team was basically my U18s with a splattering of 'first teamers'. Was beyond a joke. Would be nice to know what the clubs reputation is, because we just can't attract the players nor the staff. Don't know whether to holiday til the new season and take over a new club or start a fresh in another country.
Quackje: congratz on winning the Iraqi title. How many foreigners do you have? I think those Niger and Lesotho born players think Iraq is a safer country.
ToMexico!!: good luck wherever you decide to go next.
...but they don't. Only 8 teams come up, so it seems the game randomly decides which of the 11 to keep up. Last season on my game a team finished 2nd bottom, but didn't get relegated, while a team that finished 4th bottom did go down.
But the good news for me is that I don't have to worry about relegation. We're doing quite well atm.
One thing I am getting annoyed are the amount of long term injuries I have to some of key players...a couple are gone for 6 months...
I only have an Iranian and 2 Yemenis, I'm getting a Syrian and will try to sell one of the Yemenis.
Quackje: Are the Lesotho players all pretty much at the same club, or is there a smattering of Lesothoans (or something like that) around the league?
Last edited by Brixton Athletic; 07-11-2009 at 01:35.