I have the legendary Serge Makofo Nice!
interesting to note that in my first holiday run, alex ferguson got sacked, chelsea ran away with the league and man city came in second.
Blue Square South Prediction - 22
Blue Square South Position - 4
Table Playoff final
Started out with a massive shopping spree and the players needed time to blend. Although they did blend in the end of the season
they where unbeliavable inconsistent. Win against the good teams, loose against the bad teams. Very frustrating.
We managed to get into the playoffs by getting 4 points in the last 2 games.
Won the playoff semis and went on to the Final. We played really bad an we lost. Well deserved.
Brown Scoring 20 goals from the midfield, class act.
Crawford Nice prospect, did good all season.
Hakim Great winger for this league
Hansen I think he has the biggest potential, but he hasnt played all to well
Goals for the upcoming season:
Promotion. Devastating to loose the finals.. so close. So next year i wanna dominate the league.. lets see if thats possible.
Im counting on signing some more quality players especially in the back as they did worse.
Code:League Season Finished Achievements ------------------------------------------------------- Blue Square South 20010/11 4th Playoff Final losers
Last edited by kaNovi; 01-11-2009 at 19:59.
Liverpool are in a relegation battle in my game
With 31 games gone Nantwich are safe from relagation, we are currently top two points clear of Merthyr who we play next, and 17pts clear of third placed Telford, if only two teams went straight up...
Ok according to Google this field is Nantwich's ground
HAHA the center "circle" is like a pork chop
Well after a good start just about anything that could go wrong is going wrong, red cards early in games, injuries in the first 5 minutes to key players, penaltys late in games to lose etc etc, time to call it a day and restart tomorrow I think
still looking for a kingstonian save file for 25th june 2010 is anyone has one
Sure is nice when the other team beats itself for a change.
I feel sorry for the ai manager...
Well that was an eventful game against Merthyr - before the match I lost my star centre back Hunter for six weeks
In the second half his replacement Rodgers scores a header from a corner to put us one up, but Merthyr pull one back thanks to a freak looped header that catches my keeper out (the first goal we'd conceeded for 7 games )
We then win a pen that reduces Merthyr to 10 men, but Millar knocks it wide, but we grab the winner in the 86th minute as my other centre-back Power see's his header deflect in off Merthyr's scorer for own goal, to make it Nantwich 2-1 Merthyr, opening up a 5pt lead with 10 games left
Seems I've managed to save my job , only 6 points off the playoffs all of a sudden
I'm getting crazy with this reloading business
iiiiii waaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnttttttttt Ccchiiiiiiiiiipppppeeeeeennnnnhhhhhaaaaaaaammmmmmm mm
And my FA Cup run is over, seems championship teams don't beat themselves...
I've just been held 0-0 by 18th placed Northwich who were down to 9 men though we had gone to 10 men and I had to change things around as my team aren't fit enough to play twice a week
On the plus side Merthyr were just hammered 5-1 by St. Albans
The press have just had a go at me saying we were more interested in fouling our rivals than playing football - they had two men sent off I had one, I made 13 fouls they made 15!
Also after my fa cup run, I am suddenly out of the red and have 13k, however I am still losing money every day, and I just signed a new player so I need to drop a couple to make up the difference.
Handed a small boost; one of the teams above me went into admin, and are now below me, but not by much.
You gotta be kidding me
What a start off the season.....................
you know you're addicted to FM10 when... you've just completed the second season of dafuge's challenge
The next two weeks are going to kill me, games every three or four days...
Wow how have you managed to get through that much already? Have you just played non-stop since the game came out?
My profile: http://s124.photobucket.com/albums/p...nt=profile.jpg
Cant wait to get back into this!
Anyone got the logos and kits for teams like Dartford?
That still means in the 72 hours the game has been out, you have been playing for 29, nearly half lool, impressive
tempted to go with my other local team now - sutton united.
2 more tries to get kingstonian...
Well, my status is 1 day 2 hours, with several breaks where I just leave the game on though, in the business end of season 2. FM10 really fast.
Well, 3 games and 3 defeats in the BSP. Certainly got a lot of work to do
EDIT: Sweet victory arrives in the fourth game, a 3-1 victory over Crawley
Last edited by Bartman; 01-11-2009 at 21:53.
Have done this on FM 2008 but never bothered posting updates on here..so maybe if I post it up now I'll feel the need to continue.
last re-load until i start my campaign with sutton united!
i think sutton might actually have some funds to spend as well which could be nice...
edit: yup, sutton here we come
My new centre back, Josh Gray, just bobbled in the 93rd minute winner by literally running into the ball (described as a freak goal) to win my game in hand, and get back into the playoffs.
I'm going to Wembley Into the finals of the FA Trophy after a penalty win over Histon, will play rivals AFC Wimbledon in the finals. Bring on Wembley.
Last edited by DanGLiverpool; 01-11-2009 at 22:03.
F*****g typical, Kyle Wilson scores a 30 yard screamer to make it 1-1, and then gets injured 2 minutes later!
This sucks watching you lot play and not being able to yet - damn it's like torture >.<
can anyone help me here...
why are we not able to get scout reports for some players, yet we can for others?
im currently in the transfers and have found a few decent players... trying to get a report for them but theres no option for it.
Maybe he is outside your scouting abilities, i.e if he is based in France, most teams at this level won't pay for scouting trips outside the UK
Billericay Town, Season 2, 2011-12 - Blue Square North
Finished - 12th
League Table Link
'Team of 2011-12'
GK - Ben Hinchliffe, 23, English
DR - William Browne, 19, Irish
DL - Remy Gordon, 19, English
DC - Paul Johnson, 20, English
DC - Phil Stevenson, 20, English
MR - Darrell Clarke, 34, English
ML - Florin Pelecaci, 32, Romanian
MC - Drew Rhodes, 20, English
MC - Jon Challinor, 31, English
ST - Scott Ginty, 21, English
ST - George Bowerman, 20, English
Key:Code:-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season League Pos F.A LC JPT FAT EL CL Achievements -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 BSS 18th 4th Q.Rnd N/A N/A 1st Rnd N/A N/A None 2011/12 BSN 12th 3rd Q.Rnd N/A N/A Qual.3 N/A N/A None
League: Current Division
F.A: F.A Cup
LC: League Cup
JPT: Johnstone's Paint Trophy
FAT: F.A Trophy
EL: Europa League
CL: Champions League
Season Summary -
In my second season as manager of Billericay we were moved up North, to the Blue Square North. Only time would tell whether there would be any significant gap in quality of the two divisions, but since I brought in a few new faces it wouldn't be a scientifically 'fair test' anyway. All 7 of my signings broke into the first team near enough as soon as they joined, so a new look starting 11, with a familiar looking 'squad' was how the season played out. Another new face was a youth player, Craig Nightingale, who can play DC,DM & MC, but is primarily a DM. Since I don't use a formation that includes a DM, in the few appearances he did make he played at center back. My team is still a very young one, ironically my two oldest players in the starting 11 play on the left and right of midfield. Many people would criticize this decision, but since I don't really use them as 'wingers', their lack of pace doesn't really matter to me.
The token cup appearances were treated exactly the same as they were last time around, the FA Trophy being the place where I would showcase my fringe players, and the FA Cup where I'd try as hard as possible to get through to the rounds with the big boys. Our FA Trophy run was short lived, being knocked out by Havant & Waterloovile in a 1-0 loss. The FA Cup run was not as successful as it was last year, we drew Cray in the 2nd Qualifying Round and it took a replay and a penalty shoot-out for us to progress. We then drew Bishop's Stortford in the next round, and sadly lost 2-0. With yet another year of no major FA Cup run our finances aren't looking good, we're about 450K in the red, despite the board's ongoing contributions to try and 'help the situation'.
The season itself actually started very well for us, 2 wins and a draw in our first 3 games put us on top. Sadly this was the only time we'd be top of the table, as we then re-discovered relegation form similar to that of last season in the Blue Square South. I feel we did do significantly better this season though, 6 positions higher and 14 more points, not to mention the fact we were never in serious danger of relegation. As incredible and baffling as it may sound, next season we return to the Blue Square South. This should in theory be more of a test to see if we've actually improved from the team in season 1, and it should also give us some sort of indication of what 6th tier league is superior. Although again, it wouldn't scientifically be a fair test, but who cares!?!
Overall Appearances for the club
Code:------------------------ Name Apps ------------------------ Paul Johnson 60 George Bowerman 56 Drew Rhodes 54 James Wood 53 Jon Challinor 52 Phil Stevenson 52 Wayne Semanshia 51 Andy Walker 50 Jamie Dormer 49 Michael Shinn 49Overall Assists for the club
Code:------------------------ Name Assists ------------------------ Jamie Dormer 11 Billy Bricknell 9 James Wood 7 Florin Pelecaci 7 Darrell Clarke 7 Scott Ginty 6 George Bowerman 5 Drew Rhodes 5 Michael Shinn 5 Chris Sullivan 5Overall Goals for the club
Code:------------------------ Name Goals ------------------------ George Bowerman 17 Billy Bricknell 13 James Baker 8 Michael Shinn 7 Chris Sullivan 7 Scott Ginty 6 Jamie Dormer 4 Florin Pelecaci 4 Darrell Clarke 4 Ryan Bowman 4
If you would like to see more of my updates from my Billericay challenge attempt all in one handy little thread, then visit my thread in the career updates forum here.
check out a player called Kris Wood... 16yo wonderkid! hope he'll come...
Carshalton - 2010/11 - 7th in Blue Square South
We were just out of the promotion places most of the season, then won three in a row to sit in 5th on the last morning of the season - needing only a home win over Farnborough to qualify.
We played 11-on-10 for over an hour and still couldn't put the ball in the net. It's just as well, I have a lifetime record of something like 1-for-18 in promotion playoffs.
The fellow at the bottom there, Roy Essandoh, was the focus of my early-season attempt at using a target-man tactic. This mercifully ended when I realized my poaching forward was getting more header attempts than Roy was. Have I mentioned I'm awful at tactics?
10 goals in 16 starts is certainly promising from Super Kyle. Late-season signing Billy Bingham is rumored to have League 2 potential. Hopefully the sulk he went into within days of arriving in Carshalton will not survive the summer.
Overall a reasonable first season... my only real hope at completing this thing is for the AI squads to degrade via mismanagement over time to the extent that even I can beat them, so you should all be rooting for my failure
Last edited by Carligula; 01-11-2009 at 22:37.
Just beat arch rivals Sutton 2-1, both of my goals came from own goals, including a 90th minute own goal to win me the match
My reserves have just earned £2 for making the trip to Man Utd to face their U18's in a friendly
With 6 games left we will finish at least second in the BSN, whilst we are now 9pts clear of second placed Merthyr meaning the title is in our grasp
if i book them away, do i receive loads of money if they get accepted?
EDIT: just realised how it works in general... i cant believe ive tried to book a friendly with a team in new zealand!!!!!!!! lol and it's one week before the season starts... can i cancel it?
in other news, ive now got friendlies with: youngheart, racing club, fulham, cardiff and sheffield united.
Last edited by -aao-; 01-11-2009 at 23:06.
Started alright here surprisingly.... 2 wins 2 draws ! Not bad seeing as I didn't play the demo and this game represents my very first crack at the game
Tonbridge Angels - Chris Bemand
Just recorded our first win in 9 league games, sitting 15 in the leauge after 21 games, hoping to push on in the second half of the season for a play-off spot. I like to be abitious haha wish me luck
Well, I am in the playoffs this year, finishing 4th.
The board have taken out a 675k loan though :|
first pre season friendly and bookies are offering 20/1 on a home win (for me) and 1/14 for a sheffield united away win. lol.
havent made any signings so should be able to get a good feel for the current squad to see any weaknesses.
edit: fm crashed... didnt realise i hadnt saved it either - just lost about 3hrs of game
going to enable auto-save
Last edited by -aao-; 01-11-2009 at 23:55.
Is this the greatest own-goal ever scored?
In other news, Lee Steele has just scored a hat-trick to beat Altrincham (predicted 1st) 3-2. Such a shame he's retiring at the end of the season. Currently sitting 8th in the BSN after 4 games.
Tonbridge - chris bemand
This is truly our best result of the season: easily. Smashing top of the league 5-1, ecspecially of the back of being spanked 3-0 by dover, brilliant. Won 3 out of the lst 4, things are looking up
I've just lost for the first time in 19 games, thanks to my midfielder Sedgemore giving away a pen and then missing the one we won
Which leaves me 7pts clear with 3 games to play.
Came down to the last game of the season, tied with Cheltenham, they had the tie breaker though, but they lose and I win, so I will be promoted as champion.
Update to follow
Just won the FA T also, 3-0, was a classic game. Very happy with the way the season went, going to eat then post up the report.
Last edited by Cerneo; 02-11-2009 at 00:24.
I'm going UP!!
After missing out on the playoffs last season on the final day, this year I got into the playoff, and an now going up, thanks to a 5-1 aggregrate win over Dover, and a 1-0 win over Salisbury in the final.
BSP for Carshalton next year. Review probably coming tomorrow, maybe tonight.
We finally win the BSN title with two games to spare, and we did it in style destroying Nuneaton 5-0
Cracking post about your Billericay season Paul, your going in the right direction, nice work Carligula as well
I'm picking up my copy tommorow morning having tested the demo for compatibility this afternoon, so see you with my first screenie tommorow good luck all
Earlier than expected, the season review.
DanGLiverpools Carshalton 2011/12 BSS Season Review - 4th (Promoted through Playoffs)
Well, at the start of the season, knowing my hands would be tied behind my back financially, I told them I would give them a top half finish. After a poor start, I started questioning my future. However, it soon picked up, and in the end I got to the playoffs. In between all that was a stunning run to the FA Trophy Final, however, at Wembley, I lost 1-0.
The playoffs on paper looked hard, with Dover having led the league for a total of 26 gameweeks of the season, but settled for 3rd. I beat them 1-0 at War Memorial Sports Ground (good stadium name might I add), which set for a 'tense' second leg at their stadium, Crabble Athletic Stadium. However, that was not to be, as I trashed them 4-1 at their ground, to set up a final match with Salisbury (who had played both their legs before I had played the first, due to the FA Trophy final).
Playing at Oxfords Kassam Stadium, 3097 people turned up (less than both of my semi final legs, and their away match at Weymouth), and saw the only goal of the game come in the second minute from Charlie Ide, my second top scorer in the end. We held out for 88 more minutes, and promotion was ours. BSP, here we come.
Two players retired for me this season - Marlon Beresford, my backup keeper who played 4 times in two seasons (when my former number 1 threw a wobbly after a 4-2 loss, saying it was harsh to warn him for a bad performance, so I dropped him for a while), and Ricky Newman, who played a vital part, scoring several crucial goals from centre back. Near the end I had to rest him from training permanently as he would get tired so easily, and I needed him really, although he couldn't make the final from the start, coming off the bench instead. Both decided not to stay in the game, despite having staff profiles for some reason (wanted to keep Beresford as goalkeeping coach as he had a 20 in that stat), but oh well.
Special mention goes to loanee Reece Jones of Milwall who played 49 games, and was at times vital in our race to the playoffs, capped off with a hattrick in a tricky second last game of the season, which we won 6-1, not very tricky in the end
(Hope that went right, my first time linking like that.)
Next seasons aims:
Do better in the FA Cup
Get a backup keeper to replace Beresford
Cambridge City 12/13
Season Review: What a fun season, I got off to a good start and things just kept rolling. I really enjoyed my FA cup run, got to knock rival clubs out back to back and it was great to see the stadium really full for those games. Winning the FA Trophy just seemed like a must if I was going to win the BSP, but it almost cost me at the end when I rested some players and lost some points on the road.
It came down to the last game of the season, I won 1-0 and Cheltenham lost 0-1, so L2 here I come.
Cup Review: Ran into a championship side and they destroyed me. Recovered and went on to win the trophy doing all the work in the first half.
Folly - Mid: He was clutch all season when healthy, I just hope he can get it done in L2.
Walker - Striker: Best scorer I think I have had at the BSP level, was around most of the season also so that a huge plus for him, I am sure he can get the job done in L2.
McDaid - LB: One of the guys I need to replace, he was very hot and cold and is just not at the point where we can use him in L2.
Fitzharris - Striker: Not sure how he got his form back but when people started getting hurt he came in and was great, very solid and did not miss many chances when he had them.
Next Season: Defenders, defenders defenders, my only hope of staying up is replacing my right and left back with solid players, I think I have the strikers to get the job done already in place.Code:Season Division Position Achievements --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010/11 BSN 1st Promotion 2011/12 BSP 13th 2012/13 BSP 1st Promotion/FA T Winner
Season Review 1: Farnborough BSS 2010/2011
Final Table: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...table10-11.jpg
A season of consolidation means I achieved what I set out to do so i cant complain.Finishing mid table is a fair reflection of our season. We were getting some good results against stronger opposition but then bad ones against weaker opponents.
Positions graph: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...graph10-11.jpg
FA Cup-lost 3rd qualifying rnd to Woking
FA Trophy-lost 3rd qualifying rnd to Weymouth
Put out weak teams and got knocked out early as a result.
Hassan Bacchus was pretty solid at the back this season and got the best avg rating and also Daniel Fitchett my free summer signing from Wycombe was my main man up front with near a goal every other game.
Transfers 2010/2011: http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/y...ers10-11-2.jpg
Aim for next season:
Get far more quality throughout the team, this season i gave a chance to many of the players that came up with the team but now its time to ship the dead wood and make the step up. Some how try and make some money through a cup run or friendlies. but main aim will be to try and get closer to play offs and reduce amount of defeats and draws.
I have a transfer budget of....$75, no not 75k, $75.
First time im doing this challenge and trying to get to grips with things.
Finding the hardest parts as signing players, keeping in the black and scoring goals. Currently in my 2nd pre-season friendly and im 3-0 down at half-time to Watford. Lost my first game 1-0 vs. Chalton. All my players are knackered!
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Having been involved in the challenge every year it has existed I have never had a worse start than this. My Tonbridge side were looking strong, running 4th after a strong start to the season. Since then it's been all downhill as we plummetted to the bottom of the league. Could be facing my first ever relegation/sacking and may be forced to restart the challenge for the first time ever.
I don't think we are playing as badly as our 21st place in the league after 20 matches suggests as we are always only being beaten by the odd goal. We are however on a run of 11 games without a win since we sat in that lofty 4th place after 9 games and our goal record is terrible, just 17 for the season
Starting my first season in L2, got a draw with rival Cambridge United in the first game looked very solid, was able to bring in 4 new defenders for depth and quality feeling good about staying up.