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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2081/82

    Last season we managed a superb treble, which was topped off by the arrival of an exciting bunch of new youth players. This season had a lot of promise.

    League Table
    League Positions Graph

    We were just miles off the pace, never looked like winning it. We managed some decent results against the other title challengers but just kept on throwing away silly points against the smaller team. To rub salt into the wounds, Newcastle lifted the trophy after a 3-1 victory against us, and the manager who lifted the trophy was none other than ex T&M youth product Andy Greenhouse. The last day of the season was still rather amusing though as Spurs lost 2-0 to Eastleigh, sealing their relegation.

    Community Shield - not a great performance but at least we won.

    UEFA Super Cup - without doubt the most bizarre result of the season.

    FIFA Club World Cup - it took extra time but we deserved the win.

    Carling Cup - I fielded a weak team who actually did quite well.

    FA Cup - once again, a weak team was put out but this time they were embarrassed.

    UEFA Champions League - we made a mess of the group stage as Galatasaray dominated it, and followed it up with a swift exit against Inter.

    Squad - after losing Percival last season we were a bit weak on the wings, so when Adam Warriner broke his leg in pre season and missed five months I knew we were in trouble. The new kids have promise, but they just weren't good enough to carry us this season.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Geoff Tynan - he started very slowly, so it was fantastic that he managed to score this many.

    Lee Woodward - he was scoring for fun before missing two months with a hip injury.

    Stuart Funnell - solid as ever.

    Will O'Donnell - he did well, but missed five weeks with a torn groin muscle.

    Stuart Osborne - good job that injury didn't happen earlier, we would have been in serious trouble.

    Career Overview
    Code:
    Season     League                   Position  Achievements
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    2010/11    Blue Square South        5th       Promoted via playoffs
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier      8th
    2012/13    Blue Square Premier      2nd       Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists
    2013/14    Coca-Cola League 2       6th       Lost in playoff final
    2014/15    Coca-Cola League 2       1st       Promoted as champions
    2015/16    Coca-Cola League 1       4th       Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists
    2016/17    Coca-Cola Championship   9th
    2017/18    Coca-Cola Championship   6th       Lost in playoff semi
    2018/19    Coca-Cola Championship   4th       Promoted via playoffs
    2019/20    Barclays Premier League  16th 
    2020/21    Barclays Premier League  11th
    2021/22    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup finalists
    2022/23    Barclays Premier League  7th       Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners
    2023/24    Barclays Premier League  3rd      
    2024/25    Barclays Premier League  5th       Champions League finalists
    2025/26    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Carling Cup finalists
    2026/27    Barclays Premier League  2nd
    2027/28    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2028/29    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2029/30    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2030/31    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
    2031/32    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2032/33    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA and Carling Cup winners
    2033/34    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
    2034/35    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
    2035/36    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2036/37    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2037/38    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2038/39    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2039/40    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2040/41    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
    2041/42    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2042/43    Barclays Premier League  5th       Club World Cup winners
    2043/44    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Carling Cup and Europa League winners
    2044/45    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and Carling Cup finalists
    2045/46    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists
    2046/47    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2047/48    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2048/49    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and FA Cup winners
    2049/50    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners
    2050/51    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup and CL finalists
    2051/52    Barclays Premier League  4th       
    2052/53    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup finalists
    2053/54    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2054/55    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2055/56    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2056/57    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2057/58    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2058/59    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2059/60    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC, and CL winners
    2060/61    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, Carling Cup and CL finalists
    2061/62    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2062/63    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC and FA Cup winners
    2063/64    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2064/65    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2065/66    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2066/67    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2067/68    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and Carling Cup winners
    2068/69    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2069/70    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2070/71    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC and Champions League winners
    2071/72    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup finalists
    2072/73    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2073/74    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2074/75    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2075/76    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2076/77    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and CWC finalists
    2077/78    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2078/79    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2079/80    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2080/81    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and Champions League winners
    2081/82    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    Next Season

    Obviously this season was a bit of a disaster, but I think if we can avoid the injuries we should be able to get back to where we were.
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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2082/83

    Last season we slumped to our worst leage finish for years, we just had to improve.

    League Table
    League Positions Graph

    We had a slow start but hit form in the latter part of the season. Man Utd pushed us all the way but then blew their games in hand as their fixtures piled up.

    Carling Cup - we found ourselves getting through thanks to some favourable draws which led to a narrow cup win.

    FA Cup - once again we found ourselves in the latter stages thanks to the draws but this time we came up short in the final.

    UEFA Champions League - Roma caused us problems in the group stage and it was another Italian team that knocked us out as Juventus held us at home to knock us out.

    Squad - things were a lot better as the talented youngsters gained a bit more experience. I think we have the potential to have an excellent squad, it just might take a few more years.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Geoff Tynan - after a two month injury I thought his career was over, but he returned with a bang.

    Will O'Donnell - he really is starting to fill the goalscoring midfielder role I was hoping he would.

    Adam Warriner - having him back made a huge difference.

    Stuart Funnell - great yet again.

    Joao Carlos Gomes - the big new hope, and he looks like he's got goals in him.

    Career Overview
    Code:
    Season     League                   Position  Achievements
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    2010/11    Blue Square South        5th       Promoted via playoffs
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier      8th
    2012/13    Blue Square Premier      2nd       Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists
    2013/14    Coca-Cola League 2       6th       Lost in playoff final
    2014/15    Coca-Cola League 2       1st       Promoted as champions
    2015/16    Coca-Cola League 1       4th       Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists
    2016/17    Coca-Cola Championship   9th
    2017/18    Coca-Cola Championship   6th       Lost in playoff semi
    2018/19    Coca-Cola Championship   4th       Promoted via playoffs
    2019/20    Barclays Premier League  16th 
    2020/21    Barclays Premier League  11th
    2021/22    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup finalists
    2022/23    Barclays Premier League  7th       Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners
    2023/24    Barclays Premier League  3rd      
    2024/25    Barclays Premier League  5th       Champions League finalists
    2025/26    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Carling Cup finalists
    2026/27    Barclays Premier League  2nd
    2027/28    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2028/29    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2029/30    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2030/31    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
    2031/32    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2032/33    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA and Carling Cup winners
    2033/34    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
    2034/35    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
    2035/36    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2036/37    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2037/38    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2038/39    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2039/40    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2040/41    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
    2041/42    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2042/43    Barclays Premier League  5th       Club World Cup winners
    2043/44    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Carling Cup and Europa League winners
    2044/45    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and Carling Cup finalists
    2045/46    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists
    2046/47    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2047/48    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2048/49    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and FA Cup winners
    2049/50    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners
    2050/51    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup and CL finalists
    2051/52    Barclays Premier League  4th       
    2052/53    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup finalists
    2053/54    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2054/55    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2055/56    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2056/57    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2057/58    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2058/59    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2059/60    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC, and CL winners
    2060/61    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, Carling Cup and CL finalists
    2061/62    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2062/63    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC and FA Cup winners
    2063/64    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2064/65    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2065/66    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2066/67    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2067/68    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and Carling Cup winners
    2068/69    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2069/70    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2070/71    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC and Champions League winners
    2071/72    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup finalists
    2072/73    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2073/74    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2074/75    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2075/76    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2076/77    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and CWC finalists
    2077/78    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2078/79    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2079/80    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2080/81    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and Champions League winners
    2081/82    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2082/83    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    Next Season

    If my theory is right, next season could be our chance to get a fourth new stadium. Only time will tell.

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    Usa Hednesford Season 7

    Hednesford Season 7 (16/17)

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    Started slow, then good a great run of games, something like 19 unbeaten, from there it was up and down but we stayed at second until the end for automatic promotion.

    Lost one of my better defenders in the January window other than that I feel like the team can score goals at the next level seeing as we broke the Championship team record with 114 on the season, question is can we stop leaking them.

    McGeouch locked in to legendary status this season, one of the funnest players I have had always seemed to score that late game winner that saved us.

    Cups:

    FA Cup

    Carling Cup

    Squad

    Transfers

    Finances


    Players:

    McGeouch: Legend.

    Harley: Was decent last season after some early struggles, but now that hes starting to develop he was great.

    Crawford: Came in due to injury troubles and played like a hero, anchored the midfield for much of the season.

    Code:
    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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    2010/11   Blue Square North        1st        Promoted
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier      1st        Promoted 
    2012/13   League 2                 2nd        Promoted
    2013/14   League 1                 6th        Promoted Through the Playoff
    2014/15   CCC                      19th
    2015/16   CCC                      14th
    2016/17   CCC                      2nd        Promoted
    Next season: Do everything I can to stay up.

    Going to try and finish by the time 2011 rolls out.

    Oh forgot I picked up Lampard as a Coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2082/83l.
    Amazing stuff Dafuge.

    You going to make it into the next century?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerneo View Post
    Amazing stuff Dafuge.

    You going to make it into the next century?
    I don't think so, I think I'll run out of time. As soon as FM2011 is released I'll be stopping playing this game.

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    Dafuge, could you give me an update on how shrewsbury has done over the last 70 years? are they still around? did they ever break into the EPL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrewsbury_howie View Post
    Dafuge, could you give me an update on how shrewsbury has done over the last 70 years? are they still around? did they ever break into the EPL?
    Shrewsbury league positions - nothing spectacular, League 1 is the highest league they have played in.

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    heartbroken.

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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2083/84

    Last season was fantastic as we regained our league title and made two cup finals. This season I just wanted more of the same.

    League Table
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    We opened up a 10 point lead fairly early on and managed to maintain it for the rest of the season, even by throwing away a few points by fielding weakened teams.

    Community Shield - pretty lucky to win this one.

    Carling Cup - West Ham away in the first round, so I put out the youngsters and got beaten.

    FA Cup - the run was quite easy (apart from the West Ham game) but it led to a tight final featuring a symbolic moment as Tynan was subbed, with his sub scoring the winner.

    UEFA Champions League - we struggled in the group stage again but looked better against Schalke and Atletico. The semi final was over after the first leg as we had a shocker at home to Liverpool.

    Squad - we've got a few weak positions now, but the squad is pretty strong throughout. The ageing strikers is the biggest worry.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Geoff Tynan - his career is nearly over as he just isn't good enough any more.

    Will O'Donnell - another great contribution from the midfielder.

    Lee Woodward - another striker egding closer to the end of his career.

    Stuart Funnell - easiily our best player.

    Adam Warriner - another good year from the winger.

    Career Overview
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    Season     League                   Position  Achievements
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    2010/11    Blue Square South        5th       Promoted via playoffs
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier      8th
    2012/13    Blue Square Premier      2nd       Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists
    2013/14    Coca-Cola League 2       6th       Lost in playoff final
    2014/15    Coca-Cola League 2       1st       Promoted as champions
    2015/16    Coca-Cola League 1       4th       Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists
    2016/17    Coca-Cola Championship   9th
    2017/18    Coca-Cola Championship   6th       Lost in playoff semi
    2018/19    Coca-Cola Championship   4th       Promoted via playoffs
    2019/20    Barclays Premier League  16th 
    2020/21    Barclays Premier League  11th
    2021/22    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup finalists
    2022/23    Barclays Premier League  7th       Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners
    2023/24    Barclays Premier League  3rd      
    2024/25    Barclays Premier League  5th       Champions League finalists
    2025/26    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Carling Cup finalists
    2026/27    Barclays Premier League  2nd
    2027/28    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2028/29    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2029/30    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2030/31    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
    2031/32    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2032/33    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA and Carling Cup winners
    2033/34    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
    2034/35    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
    2035/36    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2036/37    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2037/38    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2038/39    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2039/40    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2040/41    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
    2041/42    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2042/43    Barclays Premier League  5th       Club World Cup winners
    2043/44    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Carling Cup and Europa League winners
    2044/45    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and Carling Cup finalists
    2045/46    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists
    2046/47    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2047/48    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2048/49    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and FA Cup winners
    2049/50    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners
    2050/51    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup and CL finalists
    2051/52    Barclays Premier League  4th       
    2052/53    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup finalists
    2053/54    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2054/55    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2055/56    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2056/57    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2057/58    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2058/59    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2059/60    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC, and CL winners
    2060/61    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, Carling Cup and CL finalists
    2061/62    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2062/63    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC and FA Cup winners
    2063/64    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2064/65    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2065/66    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2066/67    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2067/68    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and Carling Cup winners
    2068/69    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2069/70    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2070/71    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC and Champions League winners
    2071/72    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup finalists
    2072/73    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2073/74    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2074/75    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2075/76    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2076/77    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and CWC finalists
    2077/78    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2078/79    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2079/80    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2080/81    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and Champions League winners
    2081/82    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2082/83    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2083/84    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners
    Next Season

    I think I'm in the position where a new stadium is now a possibility, so hopefully there will be some news at the end of the season some time in the next few years.

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    And here it is

    Bit strange that is has the same name as the old one but I can't complain! It is the first time we have actually been able to fund a new stadium ourselves, which is a bonus. I was always hoping that huge pile of cash would come in useful one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    If my theory is right, next season could be our chance to get a fourth new stadium. Only time will tell.
    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    And here it is

    Bit strange that is has the same name as the old one but I can't complain! It is the first time we have actually been able to fund a new stadium ourselves, which is a bonus. I was always hoping that huge pile of cash would come in useful one day.
    Amazing career dafuge, always enjoy reading the updates. BTW, what was the theory that led you to believe a new stadium was imminent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daemonic View Post
    Amazing career dafuge, always enjoy reading the updates. BTW, what was the theory that led you to believe a new stadium was imminent?
    That there is a coded gap of 20 years between new stadia being built, it has been exactly that every time for me so far.

    Obviously there also has to be a need for a new stadium as well, which I knew I had with the average attendances I'd had.

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    Good to know. Was it 20 years from the opening of the previous stadium or from when it was announced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daemonic View Post
    Good to know. Was it 20 years from the opening of the previous stadium or from when it was announced?
    20 years from the stadium being built to the announcement of the next one.

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    Having another go at this - started with Boston, I didn't read the thread too much so I could avoid picking up on player names. By the start of January I'm sitting 4th in the BSN and got knocked out in the 3rd rnd of the FA Cup away to Burnley in front of 9700 people, so a poor turnout and I lost 0-7.

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    2010-11 Boston Utd BSS Pos 1st W 25 D 13 L 4 F 72 A 20 Pts 88 GD +52

    Wow, what a season. It went much better the i expected, never really struggled and clinched the title with a game to go. In the Cups we got to the 3rd Rnd of the FA Cup beeting a L2 & a L1 side on the way, unfortunately we were drawn away to Prem Div Burnley who stuffed us 7-0 in front of only 9,700 fans, in the FA Trophey we made it to the 4th Rnd losing 0-1 to BSP Kidderminster away.

    On the transfer side 13 players were signed including 3 players who I paid a fee for - these being a striker in Danny Mills from Peterborough who scored 25 goals in 53 games, Sam Habergham a left back from Norwich who played 47 games plus 3 as sub rating a 7.11 and central midfielder Lewis Ide from Brighton who made 37 starts plus 4 as sub scoring 6 creating 10 and rating 7.09.

    Two Spaniards were signed on Frees - Jabuti a striker who managed 37 goals in 52+1 apperances and an attacking midfielder Juanje who made a good start but then picked up a nasty injury - he still managed 19(3) apperances scoring 4 setting up 12 and rating 7.13.

    Top 5 goalscorers

    Jabuti 37
    Mills 25
    Ide 6
    Barker 4
    Juanje 4

    So onto the BSP.

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    How do you find the time to play for so many years? You must rush through seasons at a rate of knots?! Any tips on how you manage that?

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    Also, doesnt the game go SOOOO slow after so many years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    How do you find the time to play for so many years? You must rush through seasons at a rate of knots?! Any tips on how you manage that?
    I am playing them very quickly at the moment, which is mostly down to watching matches on commentary only and the fact that I'm not signing any players. I've also been playing this game since release day, which helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Also, doesnt the game go SOOOO slow after so many years?
    I haven't noticed it. With the relatively small setup and a reasonable computer it seems to be running just as quickly now as it was at the start. The save game is only 130MB!

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    Billericay Town - Blue Square Premier- 2011/12

    All I wanted was mid table. Promotion was a surprise and I just wanted to settle down in this league

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    League Positions

    How I had the team to get another promotion I don't know. I did make signings but I didn't think it would have the effect it did. It was a decent start but it wasn't until about halfway through the season that I went into 1st position. at about game 38 I was 7 points ahead. I thought this should actually be a easy finish. I was wrong the next 8 games produced 8 points. I finished the game with a 2-2 thriller at Barnet. It was an all or nothing game as Barnet was a point behind me in the league before the match.

    FA Cup-We had a close game against Stevenage before putting up a good fight against league two Mansfield.

    FA Trophy- What a nice surprise. I didn't expect to win anything so to complete a non league double was superb ! Also this cup competition has probably produced the most replays I have played in one competition on any FM. It was probably the main reason for our bad end to league as we had high fatigue.

    Transfers-I didn't make that many transfers but only Tony Diagne didn't have a great season. However he did have a few solid performances that I couldn't see my Blue Square South defenders doing. I got rid of almost all of my deadwood. The only player I don't really want that I've been trying to get rid of for ages is the over 30 goalkeeper that's been in the subs bench.

    Squad-With a few exceptions I can't see many of these players making it in League Two. I may have to bring quite a few new players in. Definitely a new goalkeeper

    Best Players Profiles:


    Leon Best
    -He was an amazing signing for free. I think he could be one of the few players who could make it in League Two. He didn't start off well but once he gelled with the team he was on fire. The reason why I have only one player in this section is because the majority of my team that have played exceptionally well have been strikers. So I thought only the best was needed.


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    2010/11   Blue Square South          1st       Champions
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier        1st       Champions and FA Trophy Winners
    Next Season

    I think that this team needs a lot of work and mid table may be once again my target

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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2084/85

    With a new stadium due to be built at the end of the season, it was time to take a new direction with T&M. The homegrown squad was starting to fail as the ageing stars could no longer carry the weak squad of youngsters. This really was a transitional season as I went back into the transfer market in January and made a start at rebuilding the squad.

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    We started well but fell back as West Ham and Newcastle hit form. The new arrivals couldn't do a lot to help us catch the leaders which left us in the bizarre position between Cheltenham and Luton, with Man Utd getting relegated!

    Community Shield - it looked like a good start to the season.

    Carling Cup - we had a good run but got embarrassed in the final as the new signings failed to rise to the occasion.

    FA Cup - once again, the new boys struggled with a cup match.

    UEFA Champions League - we had a good performance in the group, followed by a great win against Juventus. It ended in disappointment though as Porto beat us on penalties.

    Squad - the quality is now here, but they don't seem to be playing well as a team yet. With a better contribution from the wings, a goalscorer and a new defender I think we can dominate.

    Transfers - Angulo was the only new signing to really shine, the others must improve.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Geoff Tynan - he's not retiring yet, but he probably should be.

    Galder Angulo - I've missed a goalscoring midfielder, he has been superb.

    Mike Rowbotham - one of the originals, although he may get replaced in time.

    Luis Miguel Sangroniz - he did well, but needs to be creating more goals.

    Stuart Funnell - another original, his two month injury really hurt us.

    Career Overview
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    2010/11    Blue Square South        5th       Promoted via playoffs
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier      8th
    2012/13    Blue Square Premier      2nd       Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists
    2013/14    Coca-Cola League 2       6th       Lost in playoff final
    2014/15    Coca-Cola League 2       1st       Promoted as champions
    2015/16    Coca-Cola League 1       4th       Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists
    2016/17    Coca-Cola Championship   9th
    2017/18    Coca-Cola Championship   6th       Lost in playoff semi
    2018/19    Coca-Cola Championship   4th       Promoted via playoffs
    2019/20    Barclays Premier League  16th 
    2020/21    Barclays Premier League  11th
    2021/22    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup finalists
    2022/23    Barclays Premier League  7th       Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners
    2023/24    Barclays Premier League  3rd      
    2024/25    Barclays Premier League  5th       Champions League finalists
    2025/26    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Carling Cup finalists
    2026/27    Barclays Premier League  2nd
    2027/28    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2028/29    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2029/30    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2030/31    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
    2031/32    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2032/33    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA and Carling Cup winners
    2033/34    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
    2034/35    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
    2035/36    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2036/37    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2037/38    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2038/39    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2039/40    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2040/41    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
    2041/42    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2042/43    Barclays Premier League  5th       Club World Cup winners
    2043/44    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Carling Cup and Europa League winners
    2044/45    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and Carling Cup finalists
    2045/46    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists
    2046/47    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2047/48    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2048/49    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and FA Cup winners
    2049/50    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners
    2050/51    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup and CL finalists
    2051/52    Barclays Premier League  4th       
    2052/53    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup finalists
    2053/54    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2054/55    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2055/56    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2056/57    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2057/58    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2058/59    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2059/60    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC, and CL winners
    2060/61    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, Carling Cup and CL finalists
    2061/62    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2062/63    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC and FA Cup winners
    2063/64    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2064/65    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2065/66    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2066/67    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2067/68    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and Carling Cup winners
    2068/69    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2069/70    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2070/71    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC and Champions League winners
    2071/72    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup finalists
    2072/73    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2073/74    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2074/75    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2075/76    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2076/77    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and CWC finalists
    2077/78    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2078/79    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2079/80    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2080/81    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and Champions League winners
    2081/82    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2082/83    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2083/84    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners
    2084/85    Barclays Premier League  4th       Carling Cup finalists
    Next Season

    We've had our transitional season, next year we really need to make an impact. The new stadium is due to open, hopefully I can bring in a few new faces to give the fans something special.

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    Just got a new PC, and can finally think about long term games. I can't WAIT for this edition of the challenge next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheeshy View Post
    Just got a new PC, and can finally think about long term games. I can't WAIT for this edition of the challenge next year.
    I'm not too sure what to do though :\ I'm 3 seasons into this years challenge. I don't feel like stopping now :\ I suppose I'll run my fm10 season alongside my fm11 one

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    Farnborough. 2010/2011. Blue Square South.

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    So, not a bad start to my Farnborough career, judging by our start to the season I would have taken this finishing position any day, we started slowly, very slowly, this may have been due to the fact that our players needed time to gel, or it could be the fact that up front we had no one who could run at opposition defenses, so, I brought in two more strikers, and then our season turned around, in the end, we were unlucky not to get into the play-offs.

    Squad It was pleasing to see three players with 10 or more goals, defensively we were pretty solid, but our lack of goals at the start of the season probably cost us.

    Transfers Lots of players came in, just......lots

    Finances Nothing I could do really, a decent cup run next season would be nice.

    Alun Armstrong he may not have the best stats in the world, or be the youngest, but his ex-Ipswich ties made me bring him in, and boy did he repay my faith in him, he's like the Kevin Davies of the lower divisions, superb.

    McMahon another one of my freebies, might not have the best stats in the world, but his assists were crucial over the course of the season, more of the same please.

    Me

    Next season


    Play-offs please.


    That's how I work, I spend one season trying to survive in the division and then the next season I'll make an attempt to get promoted/into the play-offs.

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    Quick question here: I'm 7 seasons in (haven't got round to doing up seasonal reports right enough) and in League 1 with Bradford PA. At season's end have found us £800k in debt, losing about £100k a month comfortably, without any serious budget overspend - the board are allowing about £33k per week in wages.

    What is people's approach here? Would you ignore it and take administration if it comes? Hope for a buy out? The alternative is that I have very sellable assets, a striker who can command £750k and a winger who can fetch £400k. Both were decent last season without setting the heather on fire, but are young and would be ok at Championship level.

    I generally have no issue at all with just flogging players to raise cash, but in this instance is there a chance of being bailed out without doing that?

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    I seem to remember that I was in a similar situation and I just kept the debt in the hope that I would eventually be able to pay it off by climbing the ladder. I would take success over balancing the finances easily in that situation.

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    Farnborough. 2011/2012. Blue Square South.

    Table oh yes, my main aim for this season was to simply try and get into the play-offs, but we managed to go one better, and actually win the damn thing, play-off final top, top game.

    Graph bit of an slow start to the season but we managed to pull ourselves together and make a real charge for the play-offs in the last dozen or so games.

    Squad some very impressive performances this season, namely Anthony Griffith, McMahon and Springett both had decent seasons as well.

    Transfers mostly improvements on last season squad, and a lot of deadwood went out.

    Finances steadily on the fall.

    Me

    Aims for next season:
    Don't get relegated.
    Improve the finances

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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2085/86

    Last season was a transitional period as I brought in an entirely new team to replace the youth players who never really made it. I was expecting big things this year.

    League Table
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    We dominated the league, winning it easily.

    Carling Cup - it was a repeat of last year's final, but this time it went our way.

    FA Cup - we suffered an unexpected defeat to Newcastle.

    UEFA Champions League - playing in the qualifiers wasn't fun, but we eventually found ourselves in the final, which we lost.

    Squad - getting closer to the perfect squad now.

    Transfers - the defence was strengthened, we also had a couple of youngsters joining in January.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Callum Leach - the striker is really proving himself now.

    Galder Angulo - top scorer once again.

    Richie Reid - an improvement, but still not £30m worth.

    Kevin Renard - well worth the money.

    Ilija Markicevic - great stuff from the winger.

    Career Overview
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    2010/11    Blue Square South        5th       Promoted via playoffs
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier      8th
    2012/13    Blue Square Premier      2nd       Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists
    2013/14    Coca-Cola League 2       6th       Lost in playoff final
    2014/15    Coca-Cola League 2       1st       Promoted as champions
    2015/16    Coca-Cola League 1       4th       Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists
    2016/17    Coca-Cola Championship   9th
    2017/18    Coca-Cola Championship   6th       Lost in playoff semi
    2018/19    Coca-Cola Championship   4th       Promoted via playoffs
    2019/20    Barclays Premier League  16th 
    2020/21    Barclays Premier League  11th
    2021/22    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup finalists
    2022/23    Barclays Premier League  7th       Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners
    2023/24    Barclays Premier League  3rd      
    2024/25    Barclays Premier League  5th       Champions League finalists
    2025/26    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Carling Cup finalists
    2026/27    Barclays Premier League  2nd
    2027/28    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2028/29    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2029/30    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2030/31    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
    2031/32    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2032/33    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA and Carling Cup winners
    2033/34    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
    2034/35    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
    2035/36    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2036/37    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2037/38    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2038/39    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2039/40    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2040/41    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
    2041/42    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2042/43    Barclays Premier League  5th       Club World Cup winners
    2043/44    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Carling Cup and Europa League winners
    2044/45    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and Carling Cup finalists
    2045/46    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists
    2046/47    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2047/48    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2048/49    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and FA Cup winners
    2049/50    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners
    2050/51    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup and CL finalists
    2051/52    Barclays Premier League  4th       
    2052/53    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup finalists
    2053/54    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2054/55    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2055/56    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2056/57    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2057/58    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2058/59    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2059/60    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC, and CL winners
    2060/61    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, Carling Cup and CL finalists
    2061/62    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2062/63    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC and FA Cup winners
    2063/64    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2064/65    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2065/66    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2066/67    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2067/68    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and Carling Cup winners
    2068/69    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2069/70    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2070/71    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC and Champions League winners
    2071/72    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup finalists
    2072/73    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2073/74    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2074/75    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2075/76    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2076/77    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and CWC finalists
    2077/78    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2078/79    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2079/80    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2080/81    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and Champions League winners
    2081/82    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2082/83    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2083/84    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners
    2084/85    Barclays Premier League  4th       Carling Cup finalists
    2085/86    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, CL finalists
    Next Season

    The Champions League is my main aim, we must win it back.

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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2085/86

    Last season was a transitional period as I brought in an entirely new team to replace the youth players who never really made it. I was expecting big things this year.

    League Table
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    We dominated the league, winning it easily.

    Carling Cup - it was a repeat of last year's final, but this time it went our way.

    FA Cup - we suffered an unexpected defeat to Newcastle.

    UEFA Champions League - playing in the qualifiers wasn't fun, but we eventually found ourselves in the final, which we lost.

    Squad - getting closer to the perfect squad now.

    Transfers - the defence was strengthened, we also had a couple of youngsters joining in January.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Callum Leach - the striker is really proving himself now.

    Galder Angulo - top scorer once again.

    Richie Reid - an improvement, but still not £30m worth.

    Kevin Renard - well worth the money.

    Ilija Markicevic - great stuff from the winger.

    Career Overview
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    2010/11    Blue Square South        5th       Promoted via playoffs
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier      8th
    2012/13    Blue Square Premier      2nd       Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists
    2013/14    Coca-Cola League 2       6th       Lost in playoff final
    2014/15    Coca-Cola League 2       1st       Promoted as champions
    2015/16    Coca-Cola League 1       4th       Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists
    2016/17    Coca-Cola Championship   9th
    2017/18    Coca-Cola Championship   6th       Lost in playoff semi
    2018/19    Coca-Cola Championship   4th       Promoted via playoffs
    2019/20    Barclays Premier League  16th 
    2020/21    Barclays Premier League  11th
    2021/22    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup finalists
    2022/23    Barclays Premier League  7th       Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners
    2023/24    Barclays Premier League  3rd      
    2024/25    Barclays Premier League  5th       Champions League finalists
    2025/26    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Carling Cup finalists
    2026/27    Barclays Premier League  2nd
    2027/28    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2028/29    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2029/30    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2030/31    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
    2031/32    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2032/33    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA and Carling Cup winners
    2033/34    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
    2034/35    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
    2035/36    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2036/37    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2037/38    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2038/39    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2039/40    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2040/41    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
    2041/42    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2042/43    Barclays Premier League  5th       Club World Cup winners
    2043/44    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Carling Cup and Europa League winners
    2044/45    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and Carling Cup finalists
    2045/46    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists
    2046/47    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2047/48    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2048/49    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and FA Cup winners
    2049/50    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners
    2050/51    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup and CL finalists
    2051/52    Barclays Premier League  4th       
    2052/53    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup finalists
    2053/54    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2054/55    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2055/56    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2056/57    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2057/58    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2058/59    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2059/60    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC, and CL winners
    2060/61    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, Carling Cup and CL finalists
    2061/62    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2062/63    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC and FA Cup winners
    2063/64    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2064/65    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2065/66    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2066/67    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2067/68    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and Carling Cup winners
    2068/69    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2069/70    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2070/71    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC and Champions League winners
    2071/72    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup finalists
    2072/73    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2073/74    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2074/75    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2075/76    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2076/77    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and CWC finalists
    2077/78    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2078/79    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2079/80    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2080/81    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and Champions League winners
    2081/82    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2082/83    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2083/84    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners
    2084/85    Barclays Premier League  4th       Carling Cup finalists
    2085/86    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, CL finalists
    Next Season

    The Champions League is my main aim, we must win it back.

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    Incredible to see you still going with this, dafuge

    I'm going to give it another shot as my final FM10 game. Currently holidaying through the first season.

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    Who are you going to go with Terk?

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    Hey guys, been a while since I posted on here.

    Basically, I got bored over the weekend and reinstalled fm2010. Trouble is, I'm running on Macbook. Tried to run the dafuge ddt but it isn't able to locate in the preferences file on the game. Any ideas? I've put it in the right place (with the Team Holland ddt) but it doesn't recognise the dafuge.ddt file whatsoever.

    Anyone know where it's meant to be put? I've started a game using all the same criteria of the game, without the ddt file I'm actually doing pretty well with Oxford City, will update when I can.

    Obviously, I want to do this properly, but I can't without the damn correct ddt file

    Tried searching the thread, but when I put in 'mac', all I get is Macclesfield or a player called 'Macdonald.'

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    If you are using the 10.3 patch, I think you might need to put the ddt file in: data --> updates --> update-1030 --> db....... etc.

    That's how it works on the PC; I'm afraid that I'm not sure about the Mac. I have a feeling that could be the problem though.

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    What teams are going to be available for this challenge in FM11?

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    http://rymanleague.goalrun.com/leagu...d=256&did=2102
    http://evostikleague.pitchero.com/club-info.php?id=1630
    http://www.southern-football-league....club-directory

    Hard to say which ones are realistic choices though. As this challenge has shown, reputation plays a huge role in deciding who gets promoted from feeder leagues in FM, so only the biggest few clubs will be available for selection without reloading until the end of time.

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    well, i have been flicking through all 84 pages of this thread for the last couple of days, as i am intending to take up the challenge for FM11. i did get involved in this for FM09 i think, or maybe FM08, but i have found dafuge's exploits inspiring, so i'll be taking it up again.

    bagsy retford united

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    2011-12 Boston Utd BSP Pos 1st W 31 D 10 L 5 F 90 A 37 Pts 103 GD +53

    Another stonking season, I had expected to consolidate but ended up walking the division, fairly poor in the Cups knocked out of the FA Cup in the 2nd rnd in a replay and the 1st rnd of the FA Trophy.

    On the transfer side 10 players were signed including on frees - the pick of these were Adam Virgo 28 year old CD ex of Celtic who made 48 apps scoring 6 times and averaged 7.17, Antonio Calderon a 27 year old DM who played 41 apps scoring 6 times and 10 assists av 7.07

    Top 5 goalscorers

    Jabuti 34 Fans Player of the Year, BSP Player of the Season, BSP Top Goalscorer, Goal of the Season and Players Team of the Year
    Fitzharris 17
    Calderon 6
    Timlin 6
    Virgo 6

    So onto L2.

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    Farnborough. 2012/2013. Blue Square Premier.

    Now, I would have taken a play-off place this season, seeing as there isn't much difference in terms of quality between the BSP and BSS, but I didn't think that we'd win the bloomin thing, and with relative ease; as far as the graph goes, we were doing well until the 28th game, of which we stepped up a few gears and won the league, and promotion with relative ease.

    Squad player's of the season were no doubt Curtis Gartside and Craig Davies, 50 goals between the two strikers

    Cameron Stewart was a pain on the right flank, always getting into good positions to and delivering a good cross, decent season for him.

    Conor Henderson just like Stewart, a good season from the young man, a fair few assists and a pain the backside for the opposition.

    Danny Fitzsimons very impressive at LB, I'm hoping that he will provide more of the same next season.

    Transfers lots came in, lots went out, win - win

    Finances Up and down.

    Me

    Next season:

    Stay up.

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    Nantwich Town – Premier League 2032/33 – Season 23

    This will be my final season with Nantwich and FM2010 - I'd finished this season a while ago but hadn't got around to writing it up but with the FM2011 Demo about to be released this is a good time to bring it to an end. (I'm also trying to play through various other games I have before FM2011 is out)

    This season would be a season of change as £14m was spend bringing in new youngsters for the future and at the same time £145m worth of players were sold including first teamers - Glaucio (AML), D'Angelo (DC), Jimenez Garcia (LB), Hamilton (MC), Giles (ST), Thomas (DC) and Tufano (AMR) most of whom were unhappy for various random reasons.

    Even with my team weakened Man City were only just made favourites to win the league - finishing last season unbeaten 32 pts clear of 2nd placed Arsenal and 40pts clear of 5th place Man City still wasn't good enough for me to be made favourites, even the media reckoned we'd only finish 2nd. Being the third richest club in the World didn't even seem to help - we are worth £140m more than Man City (which is what Everton the English Team below City are worth).

    That said the season didn't get off to the best of starts as we lost the Community Shield for the first time in six years - we couldn't break down a stubborn Spurs side and after missing our first three pens things looked bad but we fought back with my Keeper saving their last three pens and we scored both ours to send it to sudden death where we promptly missed our pen and lost

    At least the European Super Cup went to plan as a Zelaia hat-trick was enough to beat Sporting to claim our Third Super Cup.

    In December we also claimed our Third World Club Cup Trophy beating Chivas 6-0 with another Zelaia hat-trick and Sao Paulo 2-0 in the Final.

    Back in England we were again to suffer Carling Cup heartbreak after losing to Arsenal in the Semi-Finals - in the first leg we gave away a 2-0 lead with Arsenals equalisler coming in the 92nd minute and in the second leg we never got going and faltered 2-1 thanks to two early goals.

    Thankfully the FA Cup proved to be our revenge - though we didn't make the best start with an embrassing 2-2 Home draw to Preston in the Third Round, thankfully we claimed a 4-1 win in the replay before beating Peterborough and setting up a revenage match against Arsenal though needing a replay to beat them wasn't in the plan, but things got easier after that as we beat QPR 3-0 in the Quarter Final before thrashing Man City 4-0 in the Semi-Final.

    In the Final we faced Sunderland and even with 10 men we cruised to a 5-1 victory thanks to a hat-trick from Reeves, which made it three FA Cup trophies in a row and five in total, whilst our 21 games without losing over the last three years was a new record.

    Premier League - we got off to a good start in the league winning 11 of our first 15 games - suffering draws away to Liverpool and Man Utd, a shock home draw to Notts County and in our 15 game Spurs again shocked us beating us 1-0 which brough an end to our record-breaking unbeaten run that would stand at 57 games.

    After returning from the World Club Cup we then thrashed league favourites Man City 7-0 with Ruben Tassi's peformance earning him the fans blessing. After that we walked the League and were named Champions after just 32 games.

    Prem Table - We finally finished the Season 21pts clear of Arsenal and 30pts clear of favourites Man City. Which makes it our 5th Title in a row and 7th Total.

    POS Graph - After taking pole position early in the season one got close to us.

    Champions League - We moved upto Second favourites this season behind Real Madrid, though that maybe due to last years finalsts Barcelona randomly dropping into the Europa League this season.

    Our campaign didn't get off to the best of starts as we lost to Sevilla before beating Red Star and then drawing to Salzburg however we won our last three games and just about finished top of the group.

    In the Knockout Round we faced HSV and after suffering a 1-0 defeat in Germany I recalled the big guns for the Home leg and a double from Reeves inspired us to a 3-1 win.

    In the Quarter Final we faced Marseille and some more awful finishing nearly cost as we could only draw with Marseille scoring in the 89th minute with their only shot on target. In the Second Leg Reeves again came to our rescue with two goals.

    In the Semi-Final we'd face AC Milan and with the big guns recalled we still didn't get off to the best of starts as former player Pejic put Milan ahead, that at least spurred us on and we claimed a valuable 3-1 win. In the Second Leg despite taking an early lead our shooting again let us down and we were left hanging on for an agg. win.

    In the Final we would face Real Madrid for the first time since they beat us in the 2026 Final and 2027 Semi-Final, and I wasn't exactly hopefully as we were missing Sousa, Zelaia, Herbert, Bond and Tassi.

    And yet again our poor finishing nearly cost us - we fell behind twice only to strike back within 3 minutes twice, but after that we controlled the game but just couldn't score and in the end it needed a solo goal from Reeves in the 118th minute to win it.

    Media Report - Reeves last minute goal made it three in a row and four in total.

    Squad

    Turkish Keeper Taha Kodalak continued in goal keeping 31 clean sheets in 53 games, providing cover was Academy player Joe Howard who was solid enough when called upon.

    At Right Back Russell Clarkson was promoted to first choice with long term #2 Leite demanding a move which resulted in him spending the season on loan at Barcelona, providing was young Wonderkid Ian Whitbread who impressed when called upon despite being left footed and a Natural left sided player.

    There was a change at left back as well with Garica wanting out Robbie Sloane came in and had an excellent season and he became yet another Wonderkid, providing cover was the solid Greg Griffin.

    In the Centre of Defence I was also forced into making a change with Ian Thomas leaving for Milan, Rob Bond stepped in to replace him and he formed a fine partnership with Towering Norwegian Terje Amundsen. Providing cover was the Commanding Tomas Velazquez and Towering Centre Back Brian Bailie.

    We also saw some changes on the wings, on the Right Wing Argentine born Italian Ruben Tassi grabbed hold of a first team place and wouldn't let go, which left Brazilian born Englishman Eduardo to provide cover. On the left an aging Dario turned back the years to put in some fine performances, whilst his understudy John Burt continued to impress. Academy player Richie Jenkins continued to provide cover from the bench.

    Thankfully the Centre of Midfield saw no changes so Tenacious Defensive Midfielder Ricardo Sousa and World-Class Midfielder Kyle Herbert continued their partnership in the middle of the field with Industrious Defensive Midfielder Brett Stubbs and World-Class Midfielder Jordan Charles providing cover.

    Upfront Ryan Reeves continued to lead the line with 38 goals in 48 starts, whilst his partner Cultured Striker Inaki Zelaia was also in fine form. Providing cover were Mark Street who had a fine season and Wonderkid Nathan Newton who showed glimpses of his potential.

    Trophies:

    Premier League x7
    Championship
    League 1
    Blue Square North
    World Club Cup x3
    Champions League x4
    Super Cup x3
    FA Cup x5
    Carling Cup x4
    Community Shield x6


    Future plans weren't all that successfull;

    - Get 100% Scouting Knowledge: 80%
    - Learn as many languages as possible: English, Hungarian, Portuguese (Basic)
    - All Homegrown: 22/25
    - All Academy/Feeder Club players: 2/25
    - All Academy: 2/25
    - All English: 15/25
    - World Star from each area: 2/7: Reeves and Herbert (Europe, World),

    Career Overview
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    2010/11        Blue Square North         1st             Promoted - Champions
    2011/12        Blue Square Premier       3rd             Promoted - Play-offs
    2012/13        League Two                8th
    2013/14        League Two                11th
    2014/15        League Two                15th
    2015/16        League Two                3rd             Promoted
    2016/17        League One                1st             Promoted - Champions
    2017/18        Championship              15th
    2018/19        Championship              3rd             Promoted - Play-offs
    2019/20        Premier League            20th            Relegated
    2020/21        Championship              9th
    2021/22        Championship              1st             Promoted - Champions
    2022/23        Premier League            9th            
    2023/24        Premier League            8th             League Cup Winners
    2024/25        Premier League            2nd             League Cup & FA Cup Winners
    2025/26        Premier League            1st             Champions League Runners-up
    2026/27        Premier League            1st             FA Cup Runners-up
    2027/28        Premier League            3rd             FA Cup Winners
    2028/29        Premier League            1st             Champions & Champions League Winners
    *** CHALLENGE COMPLETE ***
    2029/30        Premier League            1st             World Club Cup & League Cup Winners, Champions League Runners-up
    2030/31        Premier League            1st             LC, FACup & UCL Winners.
    2031/32        Premier League            1st             FA Cup, World Club Cup & UCL Winners.
    2032/33        Premier League            1st             FA Cup, World Club Cup & UCL Winners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crouchaldinho View Post
    Who are you going to go with Terk?
    I've gone back to where dafuge's challenge all began for me, Bradford Park Avenue. Let's see if I can have a better time that getting sacked halfway through the second season this time.

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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2086/87

    With the new signings we managed to retain the Premier League, could we go one further and win the Champions League?

    League Table
    League Positions Graph

    We sat in 2nd for a long time due to the games in hand but we won it convincingly in the end.

    Community Shield - not a great start to the season.

    Carling Cup - we scraped our way to the final, then lost it, to Cheltenham.

    FA Cup - it was a great run to a convincing final.

    UEFA Champions League - we managed to top the group and knock AC Milan out for the second year running before making a run for a great final.

    Squad - still a lot of young players but this is a great squad.

    Transfers - a huge profit was made as we offloaded a few stars and replaced them with younger signings.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Galder Angulo - top scorer from midfield, awesome.

    Callum Leach - our best striker.

    Ilija Markicevic - an amazing goal return for a winger.

    Kevin Renard - great stuff from the winger.

    Federico Armani - an amazing season for the full back.

    Career Overview
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    2010/11    Blue Square South        5th       Promoted via playoffs
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier      8th
    2012/13    Blue Square Premier      2nd       Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists
    2013/14    Coca-Cola League 2       6th       Lost in playoff final
    2014/15    Coca-Cola League 2       1st       Promoted as champions
    2015/16    Coca-Cola League 1       4th       Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists
    2016/17    Coca-Cola Championship   9th
    2017/18    Coca-Cola Championship   6th       Lost in playoff semi
    2018/19    Coca-Cola Championship   4th       Promoted via playoffs
    2019/20    Barclays Premier League  16th 
    2020/21    Barclays Premier League  11th
    2021/22    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup finalists
    2022/23    Barclays Premier League  7th       Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners
    2023/24    Barclays Premier League  3rd      
    2024/25    Barclays Premier League  5th       Champions League finalists
    2025/26    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Carling Cup finalists
    2026/27    Barclays Premier League  2nd
    2027/28    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2028/29    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2029/30    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2030/31    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
    2031/32    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2032/33    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA and Carling Cup winners
    2033/34    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
    2034/35    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
    2035/36    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2036/37    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2037/38    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2038/39    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2039/40    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2040/41    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
    2041/42    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2042/43    Barclays Premier League  5th       Club World Cup winners
    2043/44    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Carling Cup and Europa League winners
    2044/45    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and Carling Cup finalists
    2045/46    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists
    2046/47    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2047/48    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2048/49    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and FA Cup winners
    2049/50    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners
    2050/51    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup and CL finalists
    2051/52    Barclays Premier League  4th       
    2052/53    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup finalists
    2053/54    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2054/55    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2055/56    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2056/57    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2057/58    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2058/59    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2059/60    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC, and CL winners
    2060/61    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, Carling Cup and CL finalists
    2061/62    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2062/63    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC and FA Cup winners
    2063/64    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2064/65    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2065/66    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2066/67    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2067/68    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and Carling Cup winners
    2068/69    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2069/70    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2070/71    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC and Champions League winners
    2071/72    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup finalists
    2072/73    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2073/74    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2074/75    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2075/76    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2076/77    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and CWC finalists
    2077/78    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2078/79    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2079/80    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2080/81    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and Champions League winners
    2081/82    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2082/83    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2083/84    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners
    2084/85    Barclays Premier League  4th       Carling Cup finalists
    2085/86    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, CL finalists
    2086/87    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and FA Cup winners, Carling Cup finalists
    Next Season

    Finally we have won the Champions League once again, which leaves me with not a lot to aim for. I think next season could well be my last with T&M, before I finally turn my attentions to FM2011.

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    Any changes to this challenge for FM11, dafuge? Definitely will be playing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    I seem to remember that I was in a similar situation and I just kept the debt in the hope that I would eventually be able to pay it off by climbing the ladder. I would take success over balancing the finances easily in that situation.
    In the end I went with my gut reaction, which was to conduct a fire sale of my most valuable players, which got me well into the black and resulted in the board increasing the wage budget significantly, allowing me to bring in a raft of much better players - on the whole - than those sold. I sneaked promotion too, so the strategy worked. My regret now though, is seeing that the striker I punted for £750k has just been sold on for £2.4 million, and I didn't bother with a sell on clause to maximise the up front cash offer...

    Still, onwards and upwards to the championship, right back in debt again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Any changes to this challenge for FM11, dafuge? Definitely will be playing it
    I'll probably kick the challenge off as usual on release day but I don't think I'll be taking part this year, certainly not straight away. As I've done so much with my T&M game this year I'm going to start with something different with FM2011.

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    Have SI committed to what level the game will drop down to? I know you can create lower levels yourself, but wondered if there is anything stating where SI have taken the game down to?



    Additionally, in the first post for FM11 Dafuge Challenge can you add in instructions about how to post in code please
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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2087/88

    With the new signings playing like a team the trophies were piling up once again.

    League Table
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    We dominated from start to finish and never looked like anything but champions.

    Community Shield - we dominated the match so we were unlucky to lose on penalties.

    UEFA Super Cup - it was a thrilling match which just slipped away from us.

    FIFA Club World Cup - an easy win in a competition we haven't been in for some time.

    Carling Cup - an easy run that lead to a reversal of the community shield in the final as the penalties went our way.

    FA Cup - it looked like we were set for the final, but we suffered a shock at Wembley in the semi.

    UEFA Champions League - we met AC Milan in the group stage for the third year running, only this time they managed to qualify. We squeezed through the knockout rounds to meet Real Madrid in the final, which we won comfortably.

    Squad - this is a quality squad with strength in nearly every position.

    Transfers - I stuck with the same players as we were starting to run out of money.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Galder Angulo - top scorer from midfield, superb stuff from the captain.

    Callum Leach - our best striker.

    Grace LuaLua - just a shame that Angulo plays in the same position.

    Kevin Renard - he was well worth the £32m.

    Ilija Markicevic - having two wingers on form seems to make such a difference to my team.

    Career Overview
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    2010/11    Blue Square South        5th       Promoted via playoffs
    2011/12    Blue Square Premier      8th
    2012/13    Blue Square Premier      2nd       Promoted via playoffs, FA Trophy finalists
    2013/14    Coca-Cola League 2       6th       Lost in playoff final
    2014/15    Coca-Cola League 2       1st       Promoted as champions
    2015/16    Coca-Cola League 1       4th       Promoted via playoffs, JPT finalists
    2016/17    Coca-Cola Championship   9th
    2017/18    Coca-Cola Championship   6th       Lost in playoff semi
    2018/19    Coca-Cola Championship   4th       Promoted via playoffs
    2019/20    Barclays Premier League  16th 
    2020/21    Barclays Premier League  11th
    2021/22    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup finalists
    2022/23    Barclays Premier League  7th       Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup winners
    2023/24    Barclays Premier League  3rd      
    2024/25    Barclays Premier League  5th       Champions League finalists
    2025/26    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Carling Cup finalists
    2026/27    Barclays Premier League  2nd
    2027/28    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2028/29    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2029/30    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2030/31    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and Carling Cup winners
    2031/32    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2032/33    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA and Carling Cup winners
    2033/34    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and Carling Cup winners
    2034/35    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC FA and Carling Cup winners
    2035/36    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2036/37    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2037/38    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2038/39    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Club World Cup winners
    2039/40    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2040/41    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, Champions league finalists
    2041/42    Barclays Premier League  3rd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2042/43    Barclays Premier League  5th       Club World Cup winners
    2043/44    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Carling Cup and Europa League winners
    2044/45    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and Carling Cup finalists
    2045/46    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners, Champions League finalists
    2046/47    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and FA Cup finalists
    2047/48    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2048/49    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC, and FA Cup winners
    2049/50    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners
    2050/51    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup and CL finalists
    2051/52    Barclays Premier League  4th       
    2052/53    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners, FA Cup finalists
    2053/54    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2054/55    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Champions League winners
    2055/56    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2056/57    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2057/58    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2058/59    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2059/60    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC, and CL winners
    2060/61    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, and FA Cup winners, Carling Cup and CL finalists
    2061/62    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2062/63    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC and FA Cup winners
    2063/64    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2064/65    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2065/66    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners, CL finalists
    2066/67    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, FA Cup and Carling Cup winners
    2067/68    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and Carling Cup winners
    2068/69    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2069/70    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CWC, Champions League and FA Cup winners
    2070/71    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, CWC and Champions League winners
    2071/72    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup finalists
    2072/73    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and FA Cup winners
    2073/74    Barclays Premier League  2nd       FA Cup and Champions League winners
    2074/75    Barclays Premier League  2nd       Club World Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2075/76    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2076/77    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners and CWC finalists
    2077/78    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, Carling Cup, and CL winners, FA Cup finalists
    2078/79    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and CWC winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2079/80    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League winners
    2080/81    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League, Carling Cup and Champions League winners
    2081/82    Barclays Premier League  3rd       Club World Cup winners
    2082/83    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, FA Cup finalists
    2083/84    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and FA Cup winners
    2084/85    Barclays Premier League  4th       Carling Cup finalists
    2085/86    Barclays Premier League  1st       Premier League and Carling Cup winners, CL finalists
    2086/87    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL and FA Cup winners, Carling Cup finalists
    2087/88    Barclays Premier League  1st       PL, CL, CWC and Carling Cup winners
    Next Season

    The team is on top and winning things consistently again, there's nothing left for me to aim for.

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    SnakeXe's Merthyr Tydfil - Season 31 - 2040/41

    Story of the Season:
    Premier League - 1st, Champions
    Won the title with 78 points from 33 games, messed about with the last few games, still cracked the ton of goals though.

    Champions League - Winners
    The quarter final against Spurs was the tricky one, three goals down in the first half of the first leg, the away goal ended up being critical. Still, the winner in the second leg came in the 88th minute, bullet header from Mike Hunt

    FA Cup - Winners
    Last trophy win of the season, Enrique Lopez Santos was the hero in the final against Championship Reading.

    League Cup - Winners
    No problems at any stage.

    Club World Championship- Winners
    Having not won it in a while I played the first team - the result was 10 goals in 2 games and the trophy on a platter.


    Community Shield - Winners
    Easy.

    European Super Cup - Winners
    Ditto.


    Transfers -
    £18.25m Profit
    Perry Fisher left in the only piece of significant transfer news, 11 and a half seasons of good service behind him. Of the other transfers involving fees Daniel Jones and Josh Harding were both academy strikers who wouldn't really have made it, so decided to cash in.

    Other News: Paulinho finally became a liability at first team level, but he's so close to 1000 appearances that I'll carry him through to it next season - he only needs another 31, easily attainable with dead rubbers and substitute appearances. First clean sweep in a number of seasons, suggesting the squad is still very strong. John Hollis and George Parks have submitted transfer requests, but they have 3 years left on their contracts, so I still have time to play with.

    Next Season:
    Keep it up, hopefully!

    5 Most Important Players:
    5. Anto Savic - AMR/L - Great season for the winger, scoring and providing in equal numbers.
    4.
    Massimiliano Maggio - ST - Actually back to pre-10.3 form at some points this season, he's certainly showing he's still got something in the tank at this stage of his career.
    3. Daniel Jenkins - AMR/L - Top assist maker again, unfortunately it doesn't seem like he'll improve much more.
    2. Ramon Colunga - DC - A good enough season from one of the greatest players ever to represent Merthyr, probably on the wane now.
    1. Enrique Lopez Santos - ST - Almost a goal per start, definitely first choice now since Hollis' transfer request.


    History:
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    2010/11   Blue Square South       1st       Blue Square South Champions,  Promoted
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier     1st       Blue Square Premier  Champions, Promoted
    2012/13   Coca-Cola League Two    4th       Play-Off Winners, Promoted
    2013/14   Coca-Cola League One    6th       Play-Off Semi-Finalists
    2014/15   Coca-Cola League One    4th       Play-Off Semi-Finalists
    2015/16   Coca-Cola League One    17th      Johnstone's Paint Trophy Winners
    2016/17   Coca-Cola League One    2nd       Promoted
    2017/18   Coca-Cola Championship  18th      None
    2018/19   Coca-Cola Championship  21st      None
    2019/20   Coca-Cola Championship  9th       None
    2020/21   Coca-Cola Championship  6th       Play-Off Winners, Promoted
    2021/22   Premier League          13th      None
    2022/23   Premier League          14th      None
    2023/24   Premier League          9th       None
    2024/25   Premier League          4th       League Cup Runners Up
    2025/26   Premier League          1st       PL Champions
    2026/27   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, LC  Winners
    2027/28   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, LC  Winners, CWC Winners
    2028/29   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA  Cup Winners, CWC Winners
    2029/30   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA  Cup Winners, LC Winners, CWC Winners
    2030/31   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA  Cup Winners, CWC Winners
    2031/32   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners,  CWC Winners
    2032/33   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA  Cup Winners, LC Winners, CWC Winners
    2033/34   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA  Cup Winners, LC Winners, CWC Winners
    2034/35   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, LC Winners
    2035/36   Premier League          2nd       CL Winners
    2036/37   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA Cup Winners
    2037/38   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, LC Winners
    2038/39   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA Cup Winners
    2039/40   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA Cup Winners
    2040/41   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA Cup Winners, LC Winners, CWC Winners


    Merthyr Tydfil Academy Hall of Fame:
    A list of those Merthyr Academy graduates who make 100 or more appearances for the club.
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    Name                Pos        Era                    Apps   Goals     AvR
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    Joe Thomas          DM/MC      2029-Present            523      47    7.03
    Daniel Jenkins      AMR/L      2035-Present            259      21    7.27
    Marcus Phillips     AMC        2034-Present            240      17    6.94
    Paul Smith          WB/AML     2013-2018, 2021-2023    219      12    6.87
    Mike Williamson     DM/AMLC    2029-2035               175      12    6.76
    Andrew Thomas       DM/MC      2037-Present            143      12    7.14
    Tom Patton          AMC        2038-Present            125      11    7.03
    John Hulse          GK         2037-Present            106       0    6.92
    Neil Evans          AMR/L      2038-Present            100      11    7.05

    Previous Season Reports:
    Season 1 - 2010/11
    Season 2 - 2011/12
    Season 3 - 2012/13
    Season 4 - 2013/14
    Season 5 - 2014/15
    Season 6 - 2015/16
    Season 7 - 2016/17
    Season 8 - 2017/18
    Season 9 - 2018/19
    Season 10 - 2019/20
    Season 11 - 2020/21
    Season 12 - 2021/22
    Season 13 - 2022/23
    Season 14 - 2023/24
    Season 15 - 2024/25
    Season 16 - 2025/26
    Season 17 - 2026/27
    Season 18 - 2027/28
    Season 19 - 2028/29
    Season 20 - 2029/30
    Season 21 - 2030/31
    Season 22 - 2031/32
    Season 23 - 2032/33
    Season 24 - 2033/34
    Season 25 - 2034/35
    Season 26 - 2035/36
    Season 27 - 2036/37
    Season 28 - 2037/38
    Season 29 - 2038/39
    Season 30 - 2039/40

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    Dafuge - Has the game not got boring for you yet? What is making you press the Continue button? and do you plan on doing the challenge in FM11?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azeryk- View Post
    Dafuge - Has the game not got boring for you yet? What is making you press the Continue button? and do you plan on doing the challenge in FM11?
    I've played my last season with FM2010 now, so I suppose I could say that the game has become boring because I no longer have anything to aim for. Even though my game did go on for so long, I always had something to work towards. With no long term aims I doubt I would have been able to play for that long.

    I'm not sure about FM2011. Since I've done so much with T&M I don't feel like trying to repeat it again with FM2011, I want something different. I'm planning on a journeyman career but may well come back to this challlenge at some point if that doesn't work out.

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    I've always had that issue with the challenge since completing it with Leigh Genesis several versions ago but it seems like few have that problem as many on this thread do this challenge yearly. I did try a journeyman career last year but found that I was always looking to move onto a bigger club after just one season (not really sure why). Am tempted to do your challenge again but really want to manage England which obviously is against the rules - argh decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azeryk- View Post
    I've always had that issue with the challenge since completing it with Leigh Genesis several versions ago but it seems like few have that problem as many on this thread do this challenge yearly. I did try a journeyman career last year but found that I was always looking to move onto a bigger club after just one season (not really sure why). Am tempted to do your challenge again but really want to manage England which obviously is against the rules - argh decisions.
    I've played this challenge for the last five versions of FM now, each year I've managed to do something slightly different but I think my T&M game has killed off my enthusiam for it with FM2011 since there isn't really anything left for me to do.

    You are allowed to manage England, but only after completing the challenge.

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    I would have been surprised if 70-odd seasons with one club didn't kill off the challenge. I'm a Spurs fan and about 4-years ago I played through a lot of seasons with them winning everything and even now I just can't seem to find playing Spurs fun which is frustrating as they are the team I know the most about.

    Yeah I understand that but I'd prefer to manage England from season one but even if I did that and ignored the challenge thread it would make the challenge less of a challenge.

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    Dafuge - are you seriously not gonna be doing this for FM11?! Noooo! Dafuge's challenge rules!!

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    I started this with Chippenham on FM10 and loved it. I wont be playing it this year, well not initailly however. I will be doing something similar though as, like my first game on FM10 after it was released, I want to manager Worcester who are my local team. I loved it last time getting them to the prem but then my computer broke and I started this challenge on my new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Dafuge - are you seriously not gonna be doing this for FM11?! Noooo! Dafuge's challenge rules!!
    I'll put the challenge up, but I won't be taking part. Not straight away anyway.

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    I can well understand people feelings on taking a break from the challenge this year, after completing it this year i'm thinking of doing Gundo's. Besides with the sad demise of Merthyr who i've gone with the last 2 fm's it won't be the same.
    Still if Totton could have been promoted i would have been interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    I can well understand people feelings on taking a break from the challenge this year, after completing it this year i'm thinking of doing Gundo's. Besides with the sad demise of Merthyr who i've gone with the last 2 fm's it won't be the same.
    Still if Totton could have been promoted i would have been interested
    Yeah, I'll be having a go at Gundo's for the same reason. Doubt I'll get round to this one, unless someone uploads a save with Bashley promoted, I've actually seen them play a couple of times

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    Billericay Town - Coca Cola League Two - 2012/13

    I needed to bring quite a few players in this season to maintain my football league side. I thought promotion was possible as I've always managed to overachieve before. The must was to keep above the red in finances and hopefully improve at least one of the stadium, training facilities or youth facilities at the end of the season. This was a tough task but I knew I was more than capable of doing it.

    League Table

    League Positions

    I somehow managed to sneak in the top 3 !!!. There are a few players that did outstanding and is the reason why we've got promoted. At the start of the season I didn't sign new contracts with that many players so a lot of them left. This was almost like blue square south all over again but with better players targeted. We reached our wage budget with the players we brought in and I think that after this position they deserved this. As you can see by the table we didn't really start to get going until the 7th game. From here we managed to top the table after 11 games and after that we never went out of the top 7. Rotherham were uncatchable. The only reason they are only 5 points ahead are because of a bad run of form towards the end. Mansfield came out of nowhere but deserved the promotion. Last year I had to face barnet to gain promotion to league 2. This year guess who I had ? It was lincoln who were in 3rd place at the time. I thrashed them 4-1. I just hope I'm not going to fall apart one of these days!

    FA Cup-A uneventful cup for us. Darlington became a bit of a bogey team for us as they beat us all three times in the season.

    League Cup-All of the goals were in the first half. It was a very boring game for the duration of the match and it was quite nasty to lose on penalties but this competition isn't important

    Johnstone's Paint Trophy-I thought we might go forward in this competition a couple of rounds if we managed to get a couple of league two teams. We got a tough draw against watford though and we got punished by their top strike force.

    Transfers-I got rid of quite a few of the BSP winning team. This is mainly because my finances weren't enough to keep this squad plus my signings. So I had to get rid of every single player who I didn't think could make it in league two. Barry Lakin my assistant was probably not good enough either but I didn't think this mattered as much. I'll be looking for a new assistant soon though. Scott Gallagher has got potential for the championship in my opinion as at 23 he's already one of the best league two keepers there is. Kal Naismith was originally bought as a winger but after seeing his stats changed to striker. The rest of the players all had potential except Alan Mahon who was to provide football league experience for the club at the start of season. Finally I brought in some loan signings and all of them showed to me that if bought they'd blossom into quality players.

    Squad-A small squad but it did it's job. However, this squad will be made smaller soon when the players return to their clubs. I'll have to invest in new players guaranteed or bring the players back on loan again. Decisions...decisions

    Best Players Profiles:


    Kal Naismith-What an incredible player. Signed as a free he was only mean't to be my first choice winger. However after a re look at his stats I noticed he could be put up front. I did this and he banged them almost every game. This is by far the most anyone has scored for me and not only has he scored that many but he's got an 8 average rating ! This has never happened to me in FM before and I'm surprised he's not already on the favourite personnel list

    Wayne McCormick-Brought on loan from Notts County, a solid and determined defender who always put in a good performance. On a side note Notts County are doing quite well in Championship and has a very good youth team ! Plus they are my feeder club

    Enrico Petrillo-On loan from burnley, this quick winger was my first non-british player. I have to say he does look terrible in some attributes but in the ones that mattered he performed. Often was the case that he would cross for Naismith who headed the ball into the net like a bullet.

    Leon Best-Last season's star player still performed quite well in this league. He had some good spells in the season where he was scoring for fun. In other parts he couldn't get a goal to save his life. However he was always reliable to at least put in decent amounts of effort





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    2010/11   Blue Square South          1st       Champions
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier        1st       Champions and FA Trophy Winners
    2012/13   Coca Cola League 2         3rd       Promoted
    Next Season

    I'm not going to predict anything. I just want us to avoid relegation and If we somehow become champions then so be it. I doubt this run of promotions is going to last forever but as long as I don't come back to league 2 I've made progress.

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    btw are we allowed to still post in here once fm11 is out. Or should we just stick to career threads ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alegeeter View Post
    btw are we allowed to still post in here once fm11 is out. Or should we just stick to career threads ?
    Posting in here is fine, the two threads usually overlap each other for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    I'll put the challenge up, but I won't be taking part. Not straight away anyway.
    So where do you plan on going for your journeyman game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azeryk- View Post
    So where do you plan on going for your journeyman game?
    I'm still not really sure. I think it will mostly be based in England but I'll definitely be adding a few other countries like Spain, Germany, Italy, Brazil etc.

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    Yeah, the Bradford Park Avenue thing went horribly, bottom of the table and sacked in February. Not even Jabuti could score for me

    Started again wtih Boston Utd. 4 games in and top of the table having scored 15 goals so far (my centre back has 4 already ). I'll be posting in here for a while, even if I'm the only one around because, as is my usual, I doubt I'll be starting any long term games on a the new version before a couple of patches have been released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terk View Post
    Yeah, the Bradford Park Avenue thing went horribly, bottom of the table and sacked in February. Not even Jabuti could score for me

    Started again wtih Boston Utd. 4 games in and top of the table having scored 15 goals so far (my centre back has 4 already ). I'll be posting in here for a while, even if I'm the only one around because, as is my usual, I doubt I'll be starting any long term games on a the new version before a couple of patches have been released.
    I'll still be here a while not quite finished with my Merthyr game yet

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    Good to hear, SnakeXe. I've been catching up with your progress from when I was last around. Some might say you're dominating English football. If my counting's right you've own 15 of the last 16 Premier League titles And it's incredible to see Paulinho nearing the 1000 appearance mark, I've never had anyone get near that on any version of FM.

    I don't think fans of my Boston side can complain about a lack of entertainment so far. Seven games into the league our results so far have been 2-2, 5-2, 4-0, 4-1, 2-2, 2-4, 5-0. That's 24 goals scored, 11 conceded and 3rd in the table. Dennis Wyness and Jabuti are forming a lethal partnership up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terk View Post
    Good to hear, SnakeXe. I've been catching up with your progress from when I was last around. Some might say you're dominating English football. If my counting's right you've own 15 of the last 16 Premier League titles And it's incredible to see Paulinho nearing the 1000 appearance mark, I've never had anyone get near that on any version of FM.

    I don't think fans of my Boston side can complain about a lack of entertainment so far. Seven games into the league our results so far have been 2-2, 5-2, 4-0, 4-1, 2-2, 2-4, 5-0. That's 24 goals scored, 11 conceded and 3rd in the table. Dennis Wyness and Jabuti are forming a lethal partnership up front.
    Haha, I hadn't actually realised that! It's funny how you lose track of these things when you're focusing on something else (in my case, youth development). Paulinho is something else though, at the age of 39 he's still putting in great displays when required. The most pleasing thing for me is I can now put out a team containing 8 youth products against all but the very best teams and be confident they'll win

    Sounds like you're creating an entertaining side at Boston! Jabuti is something else, he was still scoring in the Championship on my Tiverton save. Perhaps I should continue that one some day!

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    Building up a good youth system is something I'm anxious to do throughout this attempt at the challenge. I always find it very rewarding to see players come through your system and reach the very top.

    Jabuti and Wyness are on an incredible run so far. Jabuti's stats are 11 games, 13 goals, 4 assists whilst Wyness' are 11 games, 7 goals, 10 assists. The number of times Wyness has dropped deep, taken a pass from the midfield, then turned and played in Jabuti is staggering. If they can keep this going then I can sniff a first season promotion (which would be nice) but I suspect defences may get wise to them before much longer.

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    Anyone got a list of the possible clubs we could be managing yet in FM11? Will probably start with this challenge, since for some unknown reason I love spending my first few hours reloading for lower rep teams and uploading the saves for everyone. If my past few attempts are anything to by, it will be my 3rd or 4th attempt before I gel with a team enough that I can get past 5 seasons in the BSS/N!

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    SnakeXe's Merthyr Tydfil - Season 32 - 2041/42

    Story of the Season:
    Premier League - 1st, Champions
    Had a slightly more tough task winning this year, with teams finally getting their acts together to post competitive totals. Depending on how the summer goes, we might be in a real battle next year.

    Champions League - Winners
    A crazy last 15 minutes away to Milan aside, where we conceded 3 incredibly sloppy goals - one of which was utterly ridiculous, as their striker ran at my two centre-halfs, who each left it to the other to close him down, so he just literally ran straight between them and scored. A great performance in the home leg overturned the deficit, and the final was won with a strong showing.

    FA Cup - Winners
    Much trickier than last year's, with Liverpool running us incredibly close in the final.

    League Cup - Winners
    Probably should have won the final without the need for penalties, but it's nice to get a shoot-out win under our belts as we don't have a great record in them.

    Club World Championship - Winners
    Even more goals than last year, and none conceded.


    Community Shield - Winners
    Not much to say here.

    European Super Cup - Winners
    Ditto.


    Transfers -
    £61m Profit
    Two bits of huge business, record scorer Massimiliano Maggio finally leaving the club for £28.5m as he felt he'd done all he could. It was a shame to see him go, but the fee at his age was pretty hard to turn down, especially considering we really need to start developing some of our own strikers. The other was George Parks heading to Italy for £27m, a really top-class fullback, but strangely we didn't miss him too much. Other small tidbits involved academy graduates who hadn't made an impression.

    Other News: Paulinho has one year left on his contract, and made a healthy 20 starts this year, so hopefully he'll carry on playing next year, and will undoubtedly break the 1000 appearances barrier if he does. He, Valentino Bianchi, Ramon Colunga, Stuart Harris, Jose Maria Hidalgo, Marcelo Echague, Anto Savic, John Hollis, Mike Hunt, and Enrique Lopez Santos are the only non-academy players left at the club. Paulinho will be done in one season, Bianchi will go as soon as a left-footed full-back comes through the academy, Colunga is 32, I'm thinking of selling Savic, and Hollis has submitted a transfer request, so that number could shrink rapidly over the next season or two.

    Next Season:
    I don't think we'll do another clean-sweep, the players were knackered at the end of the season and we could (maybe should) have lost both the FA Cup and Champions League finals. On the other hand, the academy players will be a year older and better, and only really Paulinho and Colunga are the wrong side of 30, so who knows?

    5 Most Important Players:
    5. Daniel Jenkins - AMR/L - In a pretty lean year for the wingers, he was the best of a relatively bad bunch.
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    John Hollis - ST - A fantastic return from the striker, he's only down here because he submitted a transfer request on the eve of an FA Cup Semi-Final - bad timing mate.
    3. Marcus Phillips - AMC - Breakthrough season for him, equal top assist maker with Lopez Santos. My third academy player to make this list.
    2. Ramon Colunga - DC - Definitely on the wane, still a class above though.
    1. Enrique Lopez Santos - ST - Another great season from the world-class striker.


    History:
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    2010/11   Blue Square South       1st       Blue Square South Champions,  Promoted
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier     1st       Blue Square Premier  Champions, Promoted
    2012/13   Coca-Cola League Two    4th       Play-Off Winners, Promoted
    2013/14   Coca-Cola League One    6th       Play-Off Semi-Finalists
    2014/15   Coca-Cola League One    4th       Play-Off Semi-Finalists
    2015/16   Coca-Cola League One    17th      Johnstone's Paint Trophy Winners
    2016/17   Coca-Cola League One    2nd       Promoted
    2017/18   Coca-Cola Championship  18th      None
    2018/19   Coca-Cola Championship  21st      None
    2019/20   Coca-Cola Championship  9th       None
    2020/21   Coca-Cola Championship  6th       Play-Off Winners, Promoted
    2021/22   Premier League          13th      None
    2022/23   Premier League          14th      None
    2023/24   Premier League          9th       None
    2024/25   Premier League          4th       League Cup Runners Up
    2025/26   Premier League          1st       PL Champions
    2026/27   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, LC  Winners
    2027/28   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, LC  Winners, CWC Winners
    2028/29   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA  Cup Winners, CWC Winners
    2029/30   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA  Cup Winners, LC Winners, CWC Winners
    2030/31   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA  Cup Winners, CWC Winners
    2031/32   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners,  CWC Winners
    2032/33   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA  Cup Winners, LC Winners, CWC Winners
    2033/34   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA  Cup Winners, LC Winners, CWC Winners
    2034/35   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, LC Winners
    2035/36   Premier League          2nd       CL Winners
    2036/37   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA Cup Winners
    2037/38   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, LC Winners
    2038/39   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA Cup Winners
    2039/40   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA Cup Winners
    2040/41   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA Cup Winners, LC Winners, CWC Winners
    2041/42   Premier League          1st       PL Champions, CL Winners, FA Cup Winners, LC Winners, CWC Winners


    Merthyr Tydfil Academy Hall of Fame:
    A list of those Merthyr Academy graduates who make 100 or more appearances for the club.
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    Joe Thomas          DM/MC      2029-Present            547      48    7.03
    Daniel Jenkins      AMR/L      2035-Present            304      21    7.26
    Marcus Phillips     AMC        2034-Present            290      17    6.98
    Paul Smith          WB/AML     2013-2018, 2021-2023    219      12    6.87
    Andrew Thomas       DM/MC      2037-Present            183      17    7.14
    Mike Williamson     DM/AMLC    2029-2035               175      12    6.76
    Tom Patton          AMC        2038-Present            166      17    7.06
    John Hulse          GK         2037-Present            153       0    6.98
    Neil Evans          AMR/L      2038-Present            151      11    7.09
    Gareth Jackson      AMRC/FC    2039-Present            104      12    7.08

    Previous Season Reports:
    Season 1 - 2010/11
    Season 2 - 2011/12
    Season 3 - 2012/13
    Season 4 - 2013/14
    Season 5 - 2014/15
    Season 6 - 2015/16
    Season 7 - 2016/17
    Season 8 - 2017/18
    Season 9 - 2018/19
    Season 10 - 2019/20
    Season 11 - 2020/21
    Season 12 - 2021/22
    Season 13 - 2022/23
    Season 14 - 2023/24
    Season 15 - 2024/25
    Season 16 - 2025/26
    Season 17 - 2026/27
    Season 18 - 2027/28
    Season 19 - 2028/29
    Season 20 - 2029/30
    Season 21 - 2030/31
    Season 22 - 2031/32
    Season 23 - 2032/33
    Season 24 - 2033/34
    Season 25 - 2034/35
    Season 26 - 2035/36
    Season 27 - 2036/37
    Season 28 - 2037/38
    Season 29 - 2038/39
    Season 30 - 2039/40
    Season 31 - 2040/41

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    Not a bad season then Will be great to see Paulinho break the 1000 mark next season.

    I'm currently struggling with a striker crisis. Jabuti suffered strained knee ligaments, Kyle McAusland came in and got some goals, now both he and Wyness have joined Jabuti on the sidelines. I now only have one fit senior striker. The next 2-3 weeks until everyone is fully fit could be seriously troublesome. On the plus side, we're top of the league after 18 games.

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    Will be starting with this challenge like every year then try Gundo's and go from there.

    Some great achievements in this thread. I think Dafuge has managed 60+ seasons more than I could before getting bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terk View Post
    Not a bad season then Will be great to see Paulinho break the 1000 mark next season.

    I'm currently struggling with a striker crisis. Jabuti suffered strained knee ligaments, Kyle McAusland came in and got some goals, now both he and Wyness have joined Jabuti on the sidelines. I now only have one fit senior striker. The next 2-3 weeks until everyone is fully fit could be seriously troublesome. On the plus side, we're top of the league after 18 games.
    Yeah I can't wait! Just keeping my fingers crossed he doesn't suddenly jack it in over the summer. It's funny, although we did the clean sweep again, it felt like the other sides were much, much closer to us this year. I really can't see us managing it a third time in a row, one of those off-days like the one against AC Milan will happen in a knockout game, or we'll not come back from it in the second leg or something.

    Ouch, haven't had many injury crises that bad recently! Had no fit left backs earlier in the season, that's probably the worst in a while. Hopefully you can keep it tight at the back and nick a few 1-0s until the big guns are back

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    dafuge...sorry to ask, but I see Cheltenham managed to get into the Premiership and even had a couple of top 4 finishes as well. Whgat has their history been like, and how did they progress in Europe

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    Bad news: Paulinho's retiring at the end of next season (but he'll still probably make 1000)

    Good news: He's gunna make an awesome Goalkeeping Coach

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon_a View Post
    dafuge...sorry to ask, but I see Cheltenham managed to get into the Premiership and even had a couple of top 4 finishes as well. Whgat has their history been like, and how did they progress in Europe
    A tycoon taking over in 2072 is to blame

    League history

    They came third in their CL group in 2085 and then go knocked out of the EL in their first match (and again two years later).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbster View Post
    Anyone got a list of the possible clubs we could be managing yet in FM11? Will probably start with this challenge, since for some unknown reason I love spending my first few hours reloading for lower rep teams and uploading the saves for everyone. If my past few attempts are anything to by, it will be my 3rd or 4th attempt before I gel with a team enough that I can get past 5 seasons in the BSS/N!
    Ryman League Premier Division
    Zamaretto League Premier Division
    Evo-Stik League Premier Division

    Here are links to the tables where you can see the possible teams, the reputations list will be put up when it kicks off.

    Before anyone asks, provided my copy of the game arrives in time and the patch is released, the thread should be up some time on Friday evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbster View Post
    Anyone got a list of the possible clubs we could be managing yet in FM11? Will probably start with this challenge, since for some unknown reason I love spending my first few hours reloading for lower rep teams and uploading the saves for everyone. If my past few attempts are anything to by, it will be my 3rd or 4th attempt before I gel with a team enough that I can get past 5 seasons in the BSS/N!
    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Ryman League Premier Division
    Zamaretto League Premier Division
    Evo-Stik League Premier Division

    Here are links to the tables where you can see the possible teams, the reputations list will be put up when it kicks off.

    Before anyone asks, provided my copy of the game arrives in time and the patch is released, the thread should be up some time on Friday evening.
    Eep. this excites me. I'm looking forward to reading your battle Gilbster. I'm a long time lurker and your 2009 battles were great fun to read (although maybe not to play).

    Dunno who to try for. Croydon where I used to live or Hornchurch where I'm from. Or even a different one. Just looking at those league tables excites me. I'm going for a lie down.

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    I'm totally psyched up for FM2011, I do hope this challenge will be up and running on launch day, I'll be starting it ASAP. I promise to actually post updates this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaffa View Post
    I'm totally psyched up for FM2011, I do hope this challenge will be up and running on launch day, I'll be starting it ASAP. I promise to actually post updates this year.
    Same!

    FC United of Manchester it is, again, no matter how long it takes to get them up to the BSN!

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    Boston United
    Season 2010/11




    Blue Square North
    Well, frankly, this went a bit well. Set the task of 'learning from the experience' (or, in other words, we expect you to get relegated but don't embarrass the club), I think we can put a big tick in that column. We started the season as something of an entertaining side, scoring for fun and conceding almost as many. That culminated in a game at Vauxhall Motors, which was 3-3 after 14 minutes (and which we went on to win 6-4). I felt a need to try and tighten up defensively a bit after that, and especially when we went through a striker crisis, but we still conceded more than anyone above 17th place. So it's a good job that we rattled home 114 goals in the league campaign. We will definitely have to play better defensively if we want to stay in the Blue Square Premier though.

    FA Cup
    I enjoyed some excellent cup runs in my early seasons with Canvey that effectively bank-rolled the club and enabled us to buy our way up the divisions. I'll be looking for more of the same with Boston, but we failed to get to the first round proper this season. Both our second and third qualifying round games (against Cambridge City and Biggleswade Town) required replays before we got dicked 5-0 by BSP side Histon in the 4th qualifying round.

    FA Trophy
    I failed to win this with Canvey, so it's on my to do list with Boston. Unfortunately a late comeback by Kiddymonster in the 1st round denied us the chance to go further this season.

    Transfers
    Leon Osbourne's move was arranged before I joined the club (and as he proved to be useful, I'm thankful of it) and I 'cheated' a bit with obvious prior knowledge that Jabuti would do the business. My best pick up, however, was former SPL stalwart Dennis Wyness. Goodness knows why he wanted to join a BSN side, but thank Christ that he did.


    Terkleton's Top 5
    5. Michael Welch
    Picked up on a free transfer, with a jumping stat of 15 he was always going to be a good player at this level. He managed four goals in our first four league games, though after that people got a little bit wise to the fact that we simply had him attacking the far post and stuck our corners in that area every time. Still, nine goals was impressive, but even more so was the fact that he won 375 out of 453 headers and 146 out of 159 tackles over the course of the season. My defence didn't work as I had wanted it except for Michael, I'm confident he can step up.

    4. Kyle McAusland
    Probably the surprise of the season in my eyes, Kyle did a superb job, whether it was filling in for the often injured Jabuti or standing in as Welch's centre back partner. His favourite goal seems to be making a mug of a centre back on the edge of the box before drilling one into the top corner, though with his pace he's pretty useful in chasing down the channels for balls over the top. Thoroughly earned another year on his contract.

    3. Lee Canoville
    The Carlos Alberto of the Blue Square North. Part of the reason we struggled defensively was that Lee was often seen bombing down the right flank, swinging crosses into the box for either Wyness or Jabuti. Nineteen assists from a full back is an immense contribution, and I was willing to take the defensive problems that it caused for the attacking pay off that he brought.

    2. Jabuti
    Look at those stats and then imagine what they'd have been had he got a full season under his belt. 28 goals in 27 games, the Spaniard never fails to deliver. A bit of a ******* for a hat-trick (he got four of them over the course of the season), he has done nothing but build my expectation of what he'll do at BSP level. I think I love him.

    1. Dennis Wyness
    God. Plain and simple, this man is now my God. Assists and goals by the bucket load, he unsurprisingly took the Blue Square North Player of the Year and Top Goalscorer awards. He may be getting on (now 34) but he's been given a contract for next year, and whilst I don't expect the same level of miracle performance, if he can continue to bring the best out of Jabuti then I'll be a very happy man. Also scored the goals against Blyth that sealed our title win.

    Next Season
    Staying up is, of course, the be all and end all, but with players like Jabuti and Wyness (plus Aaron Morris and Conrad Logan already signed up for our BSP assault), I'll be a little disappointed if we end up scraping survival. I'd love a season of anonymous mid-table boredom. Of course, another Manager of the Year trophy wouldn't be argued with if it came my way


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    Great season there, Terk, and a monster goal total! I used Jabuti as a lone striker when I had him at Tiverton, but if I'd had someone the quality of Wyness next to him I'm sure he'd have been even better!

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    Will the files be available to download for if someone wanted to start this tomorrow as soon as they get the new game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSF View Post
    Will the files be available to download for if someone wanted to start this tomorrow as soon as they get the new game?
    I'm out this evening and at work all day tomorrow, so it will be Friday late afternoon at the very earliest (assuming the patch is out by then).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    I'm out this evening and at work all day tomorrow, so it will be Friday late afternoon at the very earliest (assuming the patch is out by then).
    The rules might need updating with the new agent features - for example would we need to scout/trial a player offered by an agent, the same with players who have the same agent as one of your players.

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    The patch should be out by then as Steam has updated already for 11.1 (before release). I'm very excited about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavelberry View Post
    The patch should be out by then as Steam has updated already for 11.1 (before release). I'm very excited about this.
    how can you see that? I've pre-loaded through steam but the only thing I can see when right-clicking on FM11 is 'pre-load info' and other stuff..

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    I pre-loaded yesterday and it updated today and those who have done the same says the 11.1 database is on the editor which they can access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavelberry View Post
    I pre-loaded yesterday and it updated today and those who have done the same says the 11.1 database is on the editor which they can access.
    aaah nice! I can actually access the editor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    how can you see that? I've pre-loaded through steam but the only thing I can see when right-clicking on FM11 is 'pre-load info' and other stuff..
    I pre-loaded yesterday and then today steam popped up with another message today saying 'Steam has finished downloading FM11'. I looked at the downloads page and it was a 340mb download, so I assume this was the patch downloading. I haven't looked at the editor to confirm it, but it's the only thing I can imagine it having been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terk View Post
    I pre-loaded yesterday and then today steam popped up with another message today saying 'Steam has finished downloading FM11'. I looked at the downloads page and it was a 340mb download, so I assume this was the patch downloading. I haven't looked at the editor to confirm it, but it's the only thing I can imagine it having been.
    I confirmed it in the editor and now the game is available to play

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaeltmurrayuk View Post
    The rules might need updating with the new agent features - for example would we need to scout/trial a player offered by an agent, the same with players who have the same agent as one of your players.
    I hadn't even thought about that. Initial thoughts are players offered by agents can be signed without scouting, not sure about players with the same agent though.

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    Can't wait to get started with 11.

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    Just wondering if the FM11 challenge will be will a ddt file like FM10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    Just wondering if the FM11 challenge will be will a ddt file like FM10?
    I haven't had a chance to test it yet but I've got the file ready

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    I haven't had a chance to test it yet but I've got the file ready
    Nice My fingers are itching to get started. For the first time I have the game ready from day 1, so I want to get cracking. I have a surprise for you all too for this years challenge

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    Gonna try and copy you Daf this year - gonna take Kingstonian right from day one and try and play just the one save all year! (I have no doubt that I shall fail!)

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    Game out now.

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    Daf, any chance we can get the DDT file before the launch of the official thread tomorrow (as I know you're a busy man and won't get a chance to get it cracking till early evening)? No probs if not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren1983 View Post
    Gonna try and copy you Daf this year - gonna take Kingstonian right from day one and try and play just the one save all year! (I have no doubt that I shall fail!)
    Same here, minus the Kingstonian part, I just pick one of the teams from my first load up - the mystery is half the excitement

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