Although I've quit my save game, have decided I'll start it fresh once I get my new PC
Plus I still plan on finishing the challenge quickest ;)
Although I've quit my save game, have decided I'll start it fresh once I get my new PC
Plus I still plan on finishing the challenge quickest ;)
whilest watching match of the day and seeing that terrible ref for the Hull game i feel inclined to get back involved and am now the proud new man at the helme of Kings Lynn hopefully there wont be another early season sacking!
Last edited by Preston_Kid; 01-11-2009 at 00:39.
Just lost my star centre back for 4 weeks
Who said players need time to gel?
First game of the season, 9 débuts
i was hoping that was the problem with my team... i guess the results are based just purely on bad management skills =)
Last edited by kaNovi; 01-11-2009 at 01:01.
disapointed that he had retired
so it's safe to say it's much easier to snag players once we get out of bss/bsn?
Mario Jardel's debut
dafuge , i guess Cowan-Hall is on loan ?
loving that we can't cherrypick fa youth cup winners anymore.
it was sad seeing david ball reject me though.
Last edited by Rutter; 01-11-2009 at 01:20.
There you go
Cheers ! Could you tell me how Henrik Ojamaa is doing ? I know him irl .
The USA have just beaten England on penalties in the World Cup final !
I'm playing as Bradford PA - my fans are dissapointed with a 1-2 defeat against Bradford City, personally I reckon that's not too bad in a pre-season game.
Last edited by Swindon69; 01-11-2009 at 01:28.
Dafuge who did you signed first season I can't find anyone
You can see hes whole squad on page 6 in his season summary
Jean-Michele Sigere is picking up form now. 5 in his last 4.
through the end of january, I have a defender who has given up... NINE penalties
Completely forgot about the .ddt file so will be starting again tomorrow.
Not a great start to the league
Tonbridge 0-1 Carshalton
I can't find a keeper who wants to come and who is better who I currently have, its what I need asap
Carshalton early-December update:
+ The game has stopped crashing (after turning off all 3D but the pitch itself).
+ The board actually sees the benefit of parent clubs! Got QPR.
- However, the 0-8 loss to Watford in the FA Cup First Round did put a damper on things.
Currently 9th (I think) after an ugly start... and have just signed my very own Super Kyle Wilson.
Last edited by Carligula; 01-11-2009 at 05:20.
Well that was fun, just won 5-3 on penaltys in the FA Cup 3rd Qual round but when I leave the match screen it tells me we lost 3-2 on penaltys, finally get a win with my new tactic after dominating the game & then this, grrrrrrr
Well I've totally re-designed my tactic from a 442 into a 4132 because my wingers were just dreadfull & I kept losing out on the wingers I wanted to sign but my scouts were giving me some nice reports on some central midfielders so opted to switch to a narrow formation and target a couple of central midfielders. After taking around 10 players on trial I opted to sign Scottish midfielder Nick Main & Bulgarian Valentin Milenov (trial screenshot below) to help bolster my squad to fit the new tactic.
I also took on another Bulgarian player on trial who was a former team mate of Milenov & after he came I also offered a full time contract, left back Dimitar Ruychev (screenshot from trial below) is rated as a potential league 1 player & is by far the most talented player in my squad so far.
Now to try and get some wins under the belt!
Milenov On Trial
Ruychev On Trial
Did a quick 10 games why I could not sleep, sitting in first in the BSP, beat the second and third place teams already so I am feeling pumped about the season.
Milenov has been an instant hit with two MOM performances in his first two games which have led to our 2nd & 3rd wins so far this season, also for the first time we've climbed out of the relegation zone & into 17th place after 12 games! There is hope yet ....
After the instant success of my Bulgarian signings I went & offered trials to a few more in positions I was weak in, unfortunately whilst I couldn't find any centre backs (definately my weak spot in the team) I was happy with 2 of the trial players & offered full time contracts to them. In comes Right back Viktor Yanchev and midfielder Iskren Ivanov to add some more ability to my first team.
Currently Hendon are on an unbeaten run of 5 games which have included 4 wins (3 in the league & 1 in the FA Trophy) to give some much needed confidence to the side after our awfull start, my 4132 definately suits the team better with the technical ability of Milenov as my playmaker from midfield.
Ivanov On Trial
Yanchev On Trial
Hendon start with a Bulgarian coach so they come up in searches I do, that little bit of knowledge he gives helps a great deal in showing these players up, otherwise you'd have to go through each Bulgarian team & find them that way. Have signed 5 Bulgarians so far & can't see myself signing anymore this season as those who are interested in signing for Hendon haven't shown me much when they came on trial, will also try & a Scandanavian coach in next season so I can start to find some youngsters from that part of Europe also.
Just won the November manager of the month away after 3 wins & 2 draws from the 5 games we played, was worried about relegation at the start as we were really dreadfull playing with the 442 I made, however since changing to 4132 we dominate games & create more chances.
Mario Jardel is doing pretty good for me . He has 7 goals and 3 assists in 10 games . Pretty good for a 37 year old .
hmm might have to give up on getting a Sub 1000 team soon as reloading is boring the crap outta me
What is the advantages and disadvantages of laoding top players? I am 12 games in with Billericay and really enjoying it but I did not load the extra players. Dont really want to have to start again, but will if there is good reason.
Me and a friend decided to do this years challenge as a network game together. hope you dont mind
My Profile - Manager of the Glorious Merthyr Tydfil
Butler's Profile - Manager of the illustrious Dartford
We've played up to the end of November (Butler isnt connected when i took this pic) so far and its been fun as usual. We took two different strategies in signing players, I tried to sign the best possible players in every position and came just under my wage budget, while Butler has 3k left. I guess it shows in our results and the fact that hes gaining 1k a month and im losing ~13k.
I started off really well but since winning 8-0 I've started losing form, pretty typical really , while Butler is just doing ok, winning some losing some. The last game we also played was against each other, needless to say there was lots of banter and bragging :>
Will post another update end of season.
Last edited by Ungface; 01-11-2009 at 11:57.
Well I have been getting ready to take up this challenge and have finally settled for AFC Hornchurch! Up the Urchins!
I am 4 games into the season and I am sick to death of leading 1-0 only to throw it away! However, in my 4th game I was 1-0 down and pulled it back to 1-1. Same result but it felt much better!
Arrrrg accidently saved holiday manager. Now going to have to re-holiday all over again.
How do i add save files to the forum BTW as through my reloading i have a number of teams that i have saves for and was going to add them for anyone who wanted to get hold of a specific team.
Has anyone managed to get a 1000 Rep or below club yet? not seen anyone post with a club of that rep but thought i would check.
Jsar, personally I've only has Burscough come up in around 70 reloads that were below 1000 rating, I do think Burscough & Marine are being played though but not going to check 7 pages to double check, it is very rare though it seems
I've seen a bunch of 1000 rep clubs when reloading, including Kingstonian who I'm playing with. I believe Gilbster and a couple others had 950 rep clubs show up as well.
Got tired of waiting for Ashford(Middx) to come up so have gone with Tiverton.
Pretty poor starting squad but the adequate youth facilities wil hopefully produce some good players down the line.
Recon ill go a few more hours of reloading and if nothing comes up ill go with one of the other clubs that i have saves for, got a few 1050 rep clubs so thats still respectable
Wins like this make me happy .
Would be much appreciated if someone could upload a Retford Utd save. Thanks.
dont have a retford but do have a fair few teams saved, so if someone can tell me how i would go about uploading those i can pop them on the forum here
At least parking the bus kept the scoreline somewhat respectable.
With 10 games left of the season we sit in 6th place and 2 points away from 5th placed team Fleetwood so really hope we can continue the good form & sneak into the play off places, having been without my top goalscorer for 7 games he has come back at exactly the right time for these last 10 games.
Tonbridge - Chris Bemand
Kyle wilson is really struggling for me, 7 games 0 goals, was ecpecting more from the lad, may have to take a sit out on the bench for a couple of games.
So now, instead of doing the essays and coursework I should be doing, I'm going to try and revive the fortunes of Oxford who are currently 8 games without a win, and in our last 10 games have only won once. Surprisingly though we're only 6 points off the play-offs, sitting in 12th place. I think I've certainly avoided relegation, but with our current form I don't know where the next win's gonna come from. Difficult times.
Last edited by Smithers; 01-11-2009 at 13:39.
Just had a preseason friendly against a very strong Arsenal reserves side which has made me very confident for the upcoming BSP season. We lost 2-1, but played some exceptional football at times. Our counter attacks even caught them on the hop and after a few tweaks i'm happy i've found my first XI for the season. Just looking for a few extra signings to strengthen the squad and we should be set.
Could anyone reccomend a goalkeeper , who besides making saves and winning games by himself , does not score owngoals ?
I noticed I signed the same GK as Dafuge & I imagine quite a few other players as my scouts found him very early after he was released by Celtic, Connor Fairley is his name & whilst he hasn't been amazing he has just been called upto the Scotland U21 side towards the end of the season for me. Think he's good enough for the BSP as well so won't be looking to replace him for a little while.
I can tell the run-in to the end of the season is going to be ridiculously intense. Currently there are 14 teams battling for the play-offs with 7 games to go.
That would be why then, actually helps as there are some nice youngsters to scoop up when they get released
Ok then... After triplechecking that everything was in order, I finally managed to start the reloading marathon (again) and decided to take the first club with a rep of 1000 or less that popped up. After only a few reloads Kendal Town managed to be promoted and I promptly took over.
need to dig out the FM08 challange at look at some of my season reviews to give me some ideas for players
Gah! I keep finding good, unattached players, but as soon as I offer a contract it's leaked and a whole bunch of BSP/League 2 teams come in with better offers. :mad:
What a result!
They are two leagues above us so it was a shock to dominate the game like that. This puts us in the draw for the 3rd round so fingers crossed for a much needed money spinner.
Good result, let us know who you get in the 3rd round, unfortunately I had the penalty bug so got knocked out in the prelim rounds even though we won the actual shoout 5-3
Drew Ipswich at home
Just managed to get Peterborough as my parent club. Especially handy as they are now a Premiership side! Got a couple of loanees including winger Dominic Green who should tear up this division. Lost the first two games of the season with tough opposition in Cambridge and York, but just hammered Crawley 4-1.
Whats with the crash dumps on 2010? I never had any problems on 09 now twice I've had a crash dump and I didn't save guess I'm going to have t reload and start again, damn.
Just finished the first season & after the dreadfull start where we were bottom after 12 games I am absolutely delighted the changes I made to formation & playing staff paid off. The form we played the last 30 games would have been enough to win the league but thankfully it was also enough to see us finish in 5th place to give Hendon a play off game against Altrincham before the winners take on either Tamworth or Southport.
Only have one injury worry and that is to young Scottish striker Sean Fitzharris but seeing as he is only my sub I am feeling quite confident we can beat any of these teams, infact we recently beat Altrincham 2-1 at there place in the league.
My first season in Kingstonian drawing close to an end. And it looks like it might be an exciting finish after all
have you guys noticed a bug when you team talk the players condition drops ??
That's what I call a proper season finale.
Nice one Scab, do you feel confident in your squad for next year or expect to make many changes?
Congrats on promotion to the BSP Scab
These guys could probably avoid relegation, but I'm sure I'll end up bringing in a bunch of new talent anyway.
What an up & down playoff semi final two legs that was, after getting of to a great start by scoring in the 11th minute at home we went on to concede 2 bad goals in the second half and lost 2-1 at home. Was really worried as I expected us to get a win at home to set us up for the second leg, was even more worried as my playmaker in midfield got injured during the game so missed the second leg and possibly the final. However we totally dominated the second and after being 1-0 up at the end of 90 minutes went into the extra time looking like the only team in the game. Thankfully we scored 2 more goals to win the game 3-0 and go through 4-2 where we will face Tamworth in the final!
Play off leg one
Play off leg two
I'm waiting for my game to finish holidaying, then the best challenge in FM begins
Can someone tell me what the general stand on parent clubs is?
Cheers, look foward to reading all of your updates.
Ouch my goalkeeper is out with food poisoning, I swear this game knows I support Spurs!!!!
Taken the reigns at Billericay Town.
Season 2011/12 Review - Kingstonian in the Blue Square South
Changed to a very rigid, aggressive strategy this season with many long balls up to the strikers or to the wings which seems to have made us very hard to break down. Combine that with a bit more successful midfield play contributing with a decent number of goals and it was enough to grab the additional points compared to last season to win it all.
FA Cup | FA Trophy
Proud to have beaten Cheltenham, but let's just say I didn't have high hopes for the game that followed... ^^;
I'm actually quite happy with the players at my disposal at the moment, all we definitely lack is good backup on some positions. I don't expect to make dramatic changes for the BSP, but depending on what the scouts come up with I might not be able to help myself.
The Chris Wilding loan didn't last long as I didn't realize that requesting a 2nd parent club (A) replaced the first, and (B) cancelled all loans from the first club. The other 3 signings were key ones with Mäntylä taking the place next to Coulson in central defence, Smith taking over on right midfield and Wilde playing quite a lot up front with varying success. Finally, Gavin Massey was shipped in from new parent club Watford, but didn't leave much of an impression and ended up spending most games on the bench or outside the squad.
Aim for next season: To avoid relegation and to keep the finances in the black.
Code:Season Team League Finished Achievements 2010/11 Kingstonian Blue Square South 4th - 2011/12 Kingstonian Blue Square South 1st Promotion
It is up to you really.Assigning parent clubs and loaning players is completely up to the player, although it should be noted that on occasions a parent club can lend players which will make the first season or two slightly less of a challenge. It is completely up to you how you play this one, but everyone knows real men don't use parent club loans. Personally, I like to assign a parent club for financial benefits but never take any players on loan from them.