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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ234 View Post
    Good season
    Thanks, but think promotion has come a season early as so far in league 2 we are:
    p3 w0 d1 l2 f1 a4

    also lost 5-0 in the league cup away to league 1 plymouth

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    , just about to sell my 3rd choice striker for 50k

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    EdSB's Merthyr Tydfil - Season 1, 2010-11

    Predicted: 21st (I believe, failed to take a screenshot)
    Finished: 11th

    FA Trophy: 1st round (lost vs. Wrexham)
    FA Cup: 1st round (lost vs. Leyton Orient)

    Summary
    A disappointing season, all-in-all, but taught us a few lessons for next year. I immediately set about clearing out the squad and bringing in players, most notably the ever-popular Jabuti. I thought I must have hit the jackpot when we won our first game 7-0 with a Jabuti hat-trick, but after a thrilling start to the season which saw us top of the league into October, we then endured a poor run of form which happened to coincide with Jabuti's goal drought.

    Although Jabuti did eventually find his scoring feet again (in emphatic fashion, with 4 goals in the 8-3 demolition of Gloucester), we middled along, gradually dropping from automatic promotion to the playoff positions and then to midtable.

    Why? Our defence was very weak, as was our goalkeeper, and injuries to our key midfielder and his subsequent replacement left the team lacking creativity. In an attempt to shore up our leaky defence, I moved from a 4-3-1-2 with an attacking mid to a 4-1-3-2 with a defensive mid, which was the worst decision of the season. Suddenly, there was no link between the midfield and our strikers, and the guy I employed in def mid did little to stop the goals I conceded.

    In March, I reverted to the 4-3-1-2 and went on an unbeaten streak to the end of the season, only ended by a loss in the last game.

    11th was disappointing, but I learned a lot about the squad and immediately released almost half of it after the end of the season, due to a general lack of quality.

    Transfers: 1 2

    League table

    Notice how many goals we conceded - our leaky defence cost us promotion

    Key Players
    Jabuti, who won the Blue Square South golden boot with 30 goals in 40 appearances and single-handedly gave us a respectable goal difference

    Adrian Foster - a 16 year old regen midfielder who was at Merthyr when I took over - apparently League 1 quality

    Richard Walker - without his mediocre defensive skills, we'd probably have finished even lower down.

    Next season
    We'll be going for promotion, although for some reason we're now in Blue Square North

    Going to sign several new defenders, a decent quality goalkeeper and a new left mid. However, I've ended up with a lower wage budget than last year, finances could be interesting

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    That's a huge stadium dafuge! Could do with a bigger one myself, still losing money

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    Can't find any quality players! My scouts have found a couple, but most get picked up by leagues above. I've tried searching for people with contract status expired, filtering by attributes etc. but I just end up finding people who should have become builders rather than playing football. Anyone got tips? This is Blue Square North/South level, btw.

    EDIT: Scratch that, the scouts have finally come through. Shaky start to the season, however, here's hoping they just need time to gel!
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    Can anyone help? Im trying to get the ddt file to work on steam, and it won't show up in my folder for extra files, though it's definitely in the folder: steam/steamapps/common/footballmanager2010/data/db/100/edt/

    Is it because I need the update or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dons2387 View Post
    Can anyone help? Im trying to get the ddt file to work on steam, and it won't show up in my folder for extra files, though it's definitely in the folder: steam/steamapps/common/footballmanager2010/data/db/100/edt/

    Is it because I need the update or what?
    You need to put it into the correct folder for the database you are using, so if you are using the 10.3 database it needs to go here:
    steam/steamapps/common/Football Manager 2010\data\updates\update-1030\db\1030\edt

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    Ok. I just re downloaded steam and obviously then FM, and when I did, I figured it would automatically download the latest version/patch with it. Seems it only has 1000 though. Any ideas? Thanks for your help in the mean time.

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    NVM. Got it. Thanks!

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    Kinstonian Season review - Season 2012/13 League Two


    Media Prediction - 24th

    Final Posistion - 19th


    After turning pro we handed out some contracts to our players that were still part time,and other then bringing in a coupleof new CB's we had pretty much the same squad that won the BSP last season.

    It was a tough start and we only won once in the opening 3 months (2-1 away to Shrewsbury) but we were picking up points by getting draws, all our defets were by the odd goal, which to me inicated that we were close to being able to compete, we then managed to secure our first home win in league football with a narrow 1-0 win over fellow new team Newport, we followed this up with a last minute winner away to play off chasing Lincon and suddenly wehad back to back wins and reached a season best of 14th! After this we were never really in any relegation trouble and the closest we got to being dragged in was when we went 4 gameswithout a win, but even then we were still 6 points clear of the botton two, we ended up finishing 15 points clear of trouble


    Cups

    FA Cup - Knocked out in first round
    League Cup - Knocked out in first round
    JPT - Knocked out in first round


    Aimsfor next season
    Stay clear of relegation (prediction is 24th again!) and maybe get a cup run! Have had a mssive squad clear out with only 4 players from my BSP days still with us, also have a slight change in formation, gone from 4-2-3-1 with wingers to a 4-2-3-1 with 3 AMs instead as I couldnt find any decent wide players that would sign for me and my current players weren't good enough
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    Well done on avoiding relegation Darren! I'm guessing you're in League 2, but you didn't actually mention it in your post so might want to do that

    EDIT: On re-reading I saw 'same squad that won BSP last season' - my bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdSB View Post
    Well done on avoiding relegation Darren! I'm guessing you're in League 2, but you didn't actually mention it in your post so might want to do that

    EDIT: On re-reading I saw 'same squad that won BSP last season' - my bad!
    Fixed it now thanks mate meant to mention what league I was in but forgot

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    NIce one on avoiding relegation Darren. League 2 is a funny old league. I should know I took Boston Utd up and then got promoted in the first season.

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    Two updates in one day? Must say before you all think i'm locked away in a dark room playing FM non stop untilI complete this challenge, my last update was from a season that finished yesterday afternoon but took me nearly 24 hours before I posted as I was engrosed in the season your about to read plus my new laptop is VERY fast

    Kingstonian Season review - Season 2013/14 League Two


    Media Prediction 24th

    Final Posistion 6th

    Well after staying up last season with a squad mainly from my title wining side in BSP I reshaped my team, changing the formation (in fact I was changing the formation all the time all the way up to Jan, as I was struggling to get the best out of my squad)

    We started very slowly and like last season, it took us about 6 or 7 games to get our first win, but unlike last season we were letting lots in (lost 5-3 to notts county, and had 2 or 3 3-0 defets as well as 2 4-0 defets within the first 3 months) we were trying lots on combinations in defence as well as new formations.

    We were so incosistent (sp) that we would beat 2nd place Wycombe 6-1 then lose to 12th place Chesterfield 2-0, at the turn of the year we were 11th place but our "win one, lose one" plan meant we never really moved up or down the table, we then changed our formation to a 4-3-3 and we took off, a 17 game unbeaten run (club record) that sent us up to 6th where we stayed for the rest of the season.

    In the playoffs we drew Stockport who we lost away,but beat at home so we def had a chance to get to the final. the home leg started very cagey and was 0-0 at half time, as the second half kicked off we went on the attack and raced into a 3-0 lead and then cruised to end of the game, in the second leg we looked to kill them off with an early goal,and took the lead in the 38th min, at half time I told the players not to get complacent however Stockport threw everything at us and got 2 goals to win the game 2-1 but we progressed 4-2

    In the final we had Yeovil who, just like Stockport, we had lost away but beat at home, we fkew out the blocks looking for an early goal but despite the pressure we just couldnt break them down and went in 0-0 at half time, the 2nd half continued in the same vain but after an hour I thought it would just be one of those games and was fully expecting a Yeovil goal as we won a corner, from the corner Oliver Gill scored his 9th of the season and we were on our way, Oliver Norwood grabbed his 17th of the season from midfield (he takes all our set pieces) secured the win and our thrid promotion in four seasons

    League Cup - First round exit again
    JPT - First round exit
    FA Cup - Better, beat League 2 MK Dons away 4-0 (best performance of the season) then beat League 2 Dagenham at home 1-0 before losing 2-1 at home to ChampionshipWatford (and even leading at HT)

    Aims for next season

    Stay up! Have released a few players with the aim of bringing in much better players ao I can stay up

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    EdSB's Merthyr Tydfil - Season 2, 2011-2012

    Predicted: 17th
    Finished: 1st!

    FA Trophy: 2nd round (lost vs. Hereford)
    FA Cup: 1st round (lost vs. Brentford)

    Summary
    Well, that was a bit too close for comfort. We had a slow start as my team gelled together with its new additions and only reached the play-off spots in October. We then had a 10 game unbeaten streak which took us top, only for a brief loss of form to settle us at around 3rd come January.

    On more than one occasion we had 4 games in 2 weeks, so my squad was really starting to tire, and I'm very grateful to the injury-gods that my squad stayed relatively injury-free. When we reached March, after a few stutters in February and it beginning to look like we'd have to settle for play-offs, we hit our form - going on a 7 game win streak that only ended with a 0-0 draw on the last day of the season. No matter though - we'd won the title the previous match with a 4-0 demolition of Northwitch as Southport failed to win.

    Encouragingly, we conceded the joint least amount of goals and scored the most, leaving us with a huge goal difference and hopefully meaning that we shouldn't have too much trouble with the Blue Square Prem.

    Transfers

    League table

    Key Players

    Jabuti, again, who picked up top scorer in Blue Square North this time with 28 goals in the league.

    Adrian Foster, again, whose quality in midfield turned around countless games


    Jacob Walcott
    , a late signing, who brought us goals from attacking mid

    Danny Parslow, the rock at the back (except for the odd slip-up )

    Next season
    Hopefully strengthen all areas of the squad (especially defence) and go for play-offs in the Blue Square Prem (although I'm not the godly manager that some of you people are, so I'll settle for mid-table safety!)

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    2010/11   Blue Square South        11th        
    2011/12   Blue Square North         1st        Promoted

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    Haven't had much time to play of late (studying for exams, trying to get a job, etc) but back into it with a late evening session tonight. Hopefully Jabuti returns to fitness (and therefore his goalscoring ways) soon.

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    I think my wage budget will be cut next season which will make my squad improvements very difficult

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    Think my wages will be cut next year not sure what to do tbh

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    Think my wages will be cut next year not sure what to do tbh

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    Is there an echo in here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Is there an echo in here?
    Shut up my internet is playing up

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    11 games to go in the season and we're top by six points but just lost our winning streak with a really disappointing 1-0 defeat at Hyde. Getting nervous now, I didn't win any sort of trophy (league title or cup) with Canvey until we secured a League Cup and League Title double when we were in the Premier League. It was always promotion through the play-offs for me. Would be nice to get off on the right foot and win a title in my first season.

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    Good luck mate!

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    Boston United
    Season 2010/11



    Blue Square North
    The board set me the target of 'learning from the experience' of being in the Blue Square Premier, and I think it's safe to say that we achieved that. From very early on it was clear that we had a good side and that our pace would worry anyone and in only week five we topped the table. We fell from that position twice, but stayed top for the entire second half of the season, nailing the trophy with a fitting 3-0 home victory over the team who ran behind us for most of the season, Southport.

    League Position Graph


    FA Cup
    Cup runs were the lifeblood of the club when I attempted this challenge with Canvey, so I was determined to get my eye in early with Boston. We got through the qualifying rounds with relative ease, beating Cambridge City, Matlock and Braintree before meeting Southport in Round 1. A draw at their place was followed by an extra time win at York Street in the replay, and set us up with a match against League side Exeter in Round 2. A strong performance saw us finish with a creditable 1-0 defeat against a side who eventually finished 4th in League 2.


    FA Trophy
    Not much to say here, we dicked Chasetown in the final qualifying round but got badly beaten by Stafford in the first round of the tournament proper. I wasn't happy.


    Transfers
    As you would expect at this level, a lot of names came through the door. I 'cheated' a bit in signing Jabuti on the knowledge that others had him do well for them at this level and Scott Evans was a transfer arranged by the previous management. However, once I had my own scouting department up and running they started churning out the finds, and with the late season signings of Alan Power and Astrit Ajdarevic, I have started to build my team for next season in the Blue Square Premier.


    Top 5 Players

    5. Liam Ellis - A young lad picked up on a free, I expected him to play back up to the more experienced Scott Evans, but some impressive early performances convinced me to give him a run. He proved to be a solid defender and created a very strong left flank for us in tandem with Ryan Conroy. Did more than enough to earn himself a contract extension.

    4. Jamie Yates - One of the players I inherited at the club, he initially didn't impress me much, but his performances got better as the season wore on, and when we most needed him as we pushed on for the title, he was regularly a stand out performer. Another who definitely earned his contract extension.

    3. Ryan Conroy - Picked up from the talent wasteland that is Scotland, the former Celtic winger was crucial to the balance of our side. Although set up as a 4-4-2, the way the wingers pushed forward at every opportunity effectively made it play like a 4-2-4, and Ryan's willingness to hug the line as well as his stunning crosses earned him a place in my heart. On many an occasion, a Conroy cross was knocked down by Chamberlain, into the path of Jabuti who tucked the chance away. I'm pretty certain that, if we can keep hold of him, Ryan can move all the way into league football with us.

    2. Elliott Chamberlain - The order of the final two was a tough call, both had stunning seasons and twenty-three assists is an incredible tally from the on loan striker. Elliott lost out on the #1 spot because he was't quite as consistent a performer, occasionally going through periods of poor performances, but I can have no real complaints over the course of the season. May well look to try and get him back from Leicester next season.

    1. Jabuti - I've heard the stories and now I know why he's such a legend. Twenty-six goals and voted as BSN Player of the Season, he could always be relied upon, and his record would have been much better had he not spent seven weeks of the season sidelined through injury. I'm confident that he can step up to BSP level next season, and still justify the wages that I'm spending on him.


    Next Season
    Staying up is, of course, the be all and end all, but with players such as Jabuti and Conroy, I'll be a little disappointed if we only scrape survival. To be perfectly honest, I'm targeting a safe-mid table existence next season.


    Career Overview

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    2010/11       Blue Square North             1st               Automatic Promotion
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    Great season Terk I have finished my second season but I haven't bothered to write the report yet. Could some teach me how to do code to post my record?

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    I'm giving this a shot again, this time with Bradford PA.

    Here's my profile.

    Preseason I've been overhauling the squad. Unfortunately the fans are irate with me for selling the "star striker", who I actually thought was rubbish and was also on a part time contract of £425 pw, ridiculously.

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    Not done a season update as not much has happened in my last couple of seasons, we are in league 1 right now, and am just about to finish me 2nd season at that level, we scrapped to survival last season and with a good set of results we managed to finish 15th, this season has been much the same with us hovering in and around the relgation places and with two games to go we are 17th and safe again,hoping to do better next season.

    Manager overview

    Season 10/11 3rd BSS playoff winners
    Season 11/12 1st BSP Champions!!!
    Season 12/13 19th League Two
    Season 13/14 6th League Two Playoff winners
    Season 14/15 15th League One



    And well done to Terk

    Welcome Crispypaul

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    Cheers!

    Oh I've signed that Jabuti chap. After 5 appearances he has scored 7 goals and had 2 assists, scoring in all matches so far. Oddly he didn't get player of the month for August as a striker for Redditch did the same!

    Thanks to him and some other players, we're 2nd, a point behind league leaders Stafford. We did lose the one game, away at Solihull Moors, but have dominated all others, scoring at least 3 times a game.

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    Thanks guys Just beaten L2 side Wrexham 6-0 in a pre-season friendly, so I'm hopeful for the season ahead

    Welcome along Crispypaul.

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    Merthyr Tydfil-Blue Square Premier 2011/12

    League Table-Impressive preformance from the newly promoted team. We never looked like failing to challenge for the Playoffs however the teams at the top of the table where way too good for us when ever we played them so we finished where we deserved too.

    Transfers A few of them where very good such as Morris and others were not as impressive such as Atkinson. Overal I am happy to have strengthened where I needed too.

    Squad They played well as a team, however goals were lacking and also we failed to really impress against the big teams. The big issue with the squad is the wages which will have to be cut as my finances are shot so the big earners will have to go.

    Key Players

    Noble- Was strong at the back and was consistant which was something some of his fellow squad members lacked.

    Morris- The perfect CB for this level he could easily play at League 2 level imo, will have to fight off clubs in the summer to keep him.

    Mcausland Scored the goals but if I am honest he isnt the most natural goalscorer also he came 2nd and 1st in the goal of season competition with two identical mazy dribbles.

    Craig- It took me a while to work out how and where to play him but when I did he was superb


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    2010/11       Blue Square South             1st              Automatic Promotion                                   
    2011/12       Blue square Premier     5th              Play offs-
    Thankfully my financial crisis has been saved by my academy producing 1 gem of a player, another great prospect and a squad player

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    An excellent first season in the BSP, SJ234 Hopefully the financial situation doesn't cripple you too much and you can make another push for the play-offs next year

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    Not a bad start to my first BSP campaign.

    Boston 1 - 1 Ebbsfleet
    AFC Wimbledon 3 - 3 Boston
    Boston 1 - 0 Eastbourne Boro
    Eastleigh 0 - 1 Boston
    Boston 2 - 1 Mansfield

    Jabuti has 5 in 5 and Adam Virgo is proving (so far) to be a ****ing legend in a conference level defence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terk View Post
    An excellent first season in the BSP, SJ234 Hopefully the financial situation doesn't cripple you too much and you can make another push for the play-offs next year
    Well I ended up selling quite a few players, but now I have a stronger close knit squad who are top of the table due to the brilliance of my academy striker.

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    Hednesford Season 3 (12/13)

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    Another good season. This is only the second time I did not get stuck in L2 doing this challenge. McGeouch is a beast.

    Cups:

    FA Cup

    Paint Trophy

    Carling Cup

    Squad



    Players:

    Crawford: Devolving well was key in the midfield all season.

    Fraser: Anchored the midfield again was solid all season.

    McGeouch: Continues to dominate all.





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    2010/11   Blue Square North        1st        Promoted
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier      1st        Promoted 
    2012/13   League 2                 2nd        Promoted
    Next season: Fix the goal leaks.

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    Am going through a real crisis atm, due to my small wage budget I have a very small (but very good) squad, but have 8 players now out injured with each player out for at least 2 months am 1.5k over my wage budget, and the loan deadline has passed, so no more players to come in Really starting to dispair here, we were 4th when the injuries struck, we are now 11th and out of the FA cup after a 5-1 defet to MK Dons

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    Kingstonian Season Review League One 2016/17


    Media Prediction 22nd

    Final Posistion 9th

    Squad

    Transfers

    Well after a couple of season hanging around the bottom half of this league, I made the choice of going after better players on higher wages which would mean me taking a chance on runing a smaller squad but filled with better quality.

    After the summer transfers we were 1.5k over our weekly budget and even selling players wouldbe hard to do as my squad was THAT small! On the opening day we played host to recently relegated Huddersfield and we walked away with a far more confortable win the the 1-0 scoreline suggets, by the end of Oct we had made ourseleves at home in the top 6 and even lead the league for a week at one stage. However injuries and suppensions started to hit my small squad and just as the loan/free transfer window closed we lost 3 players in a game then two more in the next and had 8 players missing as we embarked on our FA Cup run.

    These injuries led to us droppoing down the table and at one point we dropped to a season low of 16th, as we started to get our players back, we picked up and started to move up the table, but then we started to become very incosistent (a feature that has plauged us all through our time in league one) and we never really got close enough to make me think we would get into the playoffs.

    All in all though, fairly happy with 9th place, as with the right signings (defence and keeper needed!) I think we will be there or there abouts.

    FA Cup

    League Cup

    JPT

    Aims for nest season

    Sort out my defence, finish higher then this season,and who knows? Maybe even a cup run

    Career Overview

    Season 10/11 3rd BSS playoff winners
    Season 11/12 1st BSP Champions!!!
    Season 12/13 19th League Two
    Season 13/14 6th League Two Playoff winners
    Season 14/15 15th League One
    Season 15/16 17th League One
    Season 16/17 9th League One

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    Getting stronger Darren

    Is it bad that I may end up releasing a player because he broke his leg?

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    Hednesford Season 4 (13/14)

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    What a crazy season. Got off to a really horrible start made worse by a few of our games getting delayed and postponed for one thing or another and we ended up with four games in hand for awhile there and got stuck in last with no way to escape. We were always hard to beat but could not find the winning goal due to McGeouch being out for so much of the early season.

    Then we got rolling in the FA Cup and everything changed, with this crazy lucky win over Birmingham, PL side. From there we could do no wrong for awhile, sure we got destroyed by Liverpool but at that point we already had so much momentum it was unstoppable.

    I was at that time expecting a 10th or so finish and was focused on finding a couple more players to fix some gaps we had, right and left back most apparent. Then it got crazy where we went on a bit of a winning streak and with two games to go I noticed we would somehow make it into the play offs with two victories, two away games, one with the current 6th place side Southend. We for sure caught them at the right time and it was all set for the final day of the season. Notts County, also away. Somehow we had stumbled into the playoffs.

    Semi Final Leg 1

    Semi Final Leg 2

    Playoff Final

    What a long strange trip its been.


    Cups:

    FA Cup

    Paint Trophy

    Carling Cup

    Squad

    Transfers

    Finances


    Players:

    Crawford: Continued to come along, very pleased with his growth.

    McGeouch: Picked up a couple long injuries at the start of the season, really effected the make up of the squad ended up signing two new decent your strikers who could challenge him next season. But I do plan to keep him around see if he can snag a goal at every level.

    Ogembe: Veteran right mid I picked up, was very solid when he could play, scored some very important goals as well.

    Scott: My new keeper for the next few seasons, or so I hope. Had to spend $70k to steal him away from Rangers and I think he really made a difference seeing as right when he was blending into the squad our form kept getting better and better.

    Slyvan-Vanterpool: He came in when McGeouch went down, had been using him as the off the bench go to guy for a awhile now and he also scored some very important goals.

    Code:
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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
    Next season: Hm...stay up...somehow.

    (I should note everything picked up as soon as Donovan put in that goal in the 91st min ahahaha)

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    Skin is that Cerneo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terk View Post
    Not a bad start to my first BSP campaign.

    Boston 1 - 1 Ebbsfleet
    AFC Wimbledon 3 - 3 Boston
    Boston 1 - 0 Eastbourne Boro
    Eastleigh 0 - 1 Boston
    Boston 2 - 1 Mansfield

    Jabuti has 5 in 5 and Adam Virgo is proving (so far) to be a ****ing legend in a conference level defence.
    Virgo at BSP should be excellent tbf. What wages is he on?

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    Kingstonian Season Update Season 2017/18 League 1

    Media Prediction-13th

    Final Posistion-9th

    Firstly, no screenshots yet as am having some trouble with photobucket, so will add them as soon as I can. Also am at work so cant get onto my game atm

    Onto the season, I had high hopes for this season with my change of formation (again!) to a 4-3-3 and hoped my low scoreing strikers would come good-they didnt! Once again, another frustrating season of being great one game to being rubbish the next plauged us and we had to settle for 9th again, some 7 points off the play offs but we never really looked like getting into them.

    FA CUP- Beat Hendon in the first round before losing in the second.

    League Cup- First round exit as usual

    JPT- We have had a couple of half decent runs in this compition over the last couple of years and this season was no different, we battled our way through to the area final where we faced League 1 leaders D&R a 2-1 home win was follwed by a 4-2 away win as we cruised into the final to play Ipswich Town, in the final we never really showed up and Ipswich scored with 5 mins to go before half time and at no stage did we ever look like being able to get back into the game and it pettered out to a disapointing 1-0 defet.

    Aims For Next Season- Play offs! The new 4-3-3 worked well at times,and with the right players will only get better, have most of my squad out of contract this summer so will do a clear out for better players

    Manager Overview
    Season 10/11 3rd BSS playoff winners
    Season 11/12 1st BSP Champions!!!
    Season 12/13 19th League Two
    Season 13/14 6th League Two Playoff winners
    Season 14/15 15th League One
    Season 15/16 17th League One
    Season 16/17 9th League One
    Season 17/18 9th League One JPT Runners up

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    I'm back baby!

    After 4 months out, I've decided to give FM another crack. Had a little time out on it, I just simply got a little bored of it. I lost interest and therefore my team stopped winning!

    I'm going to pickup from where I left off earlier (I think I stopped around the late Feb mark, with Farnborough in the BSP after loosing a few on the bounce.)

    Will update later, I need to regroup and push for promotion!!!

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    Man we are getting killed in the Championship...that epic come back came to soon ha.

    Also so much amazing talent in Spain now that I can scout it...hard to not just sign all of them that pop up.
    Last edited by Cerneo; 25-06-2010 at 22:11.

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    I think I'll start this challenge again since I stopped last time due to my computer breaking on me twice..

    This time hopefully I'll bring Sutton Utd to great things.

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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2062/63

    Over the last few years we have built what could the best squad we have ever had, so this really was a period of dominance for us.

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    We spent most of the season trailing Man Utd but eventually they fell apart to let us win yet another title.

    Community Shield - it was a narrow win in a game that we should have won easily.

    UEFA Super Cup - what a match, and what a way to win it.

    FIFA Club World Cup - one of the easiest cup finals we'll ever have.

    Carling Cup - we sneaked though on penalties, then got knocked out on penalties.

    FA Cup - with the exception of QPR it was a dominant run to a thrilling final.

    UEFA Champions League - we blasted our way through the Champions League this year with our free scoring football. Even with ten men, we dominated the final.

    Squad - the attacking quality of this squad is awesome, but we do have a weak spot in our central defenders. I am aware of the number of foreigners creeping in but there just isn't the English talent available.

    Transfers - a very quiet transfer window as we just brought in a few youngsters for backup.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Toni Crnjak - possibly the greatest free transfer ever.

    Axier - the four strikers shared the goals between them but Axier was probably the pick of the four.

    Hasan Aydin - one of his best ever seasons, which suggests he may well play into his thirties.

    Lucas Lencina - not the greatest all round player but does superbly in his role on the wing.

    Erwin Michaux - our second best striker this year.

    Career Overview
    Code:
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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
    Next Season

    One more year until Dafuge Park is built, so next year will just be about balancing the finances with the big loan repayments. There could also be yet another takeover on the way.

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    That is some striking pair there dafuge! Congrats on 10 Premier League titles in a row

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    Wow dafuge! 53 seasons in and tearing things up.

    Meanwhile, I'm just starting out with Retford. We've drawn our first four starts of our first season. We're 15th in the league table, but I guess I can't complain with a relegation candidate being unbeaten. Hopefully we can get our first win before our first loss

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    Retford United - Blue Square North - 2010/2011

    I wasn't sure what to expect but going on dafuge's FM09 challenge, I suspected I'd gain a play-off place.

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    We started off slow but we eventually began to pick up form. From 15 games onwards, we were always looking likely to hit at least a play-off spot. However, I managed to nick first place and keep it despite a late draw and loss in the league.

    FA Cup - I don't think there's any real shame in going out to Lincoln and a 2-0 wasn't a terrible defeat.

    FA Trophy - I had no intention of winning this one and fielding my reserves was the reason behind the 5-0 hammering.

    Transfers - A mixed bag of players - some were good and some were bad. I just tried to get the best players possible and many won't make the step up to the Blue Square Premier

    Squad1, Squad2 - I've already made a few bigger free transfer signings on the back of my increased reputation after gaining promotion. However, a fair few more will have to be brought in before I'm happy with the squad.

    Star Player - Simply put: this guy got goals. He made a formidable partnership with Nathan Adams and hopefully he can bag his fair share at the next level!

    Career Overview
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    2009/10   Blue Square North        1st         BSN Champions


    Next Season


    I really enjoyed playing this season and it was an uphill struggle. One player picked going to a side in 21st place whilst I was in 3rd on loan which signals how hard it was to attract any good players to Retford. Nicking automatic promotion at the end was brilliant though!

    Note: Southend went on to win promotion via the play-offs.

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    Oh rats! Just took a look at my finances after my first regular season month and saw that we lost 30,000. At that rate, we'll be broke by January or February. I scheduled a bunch of friendlies, but I think I must have signed too many players. Since I'm so early into this challenge, I think I'll restart and try again. Hope that's allowed.

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    I know I already completed this challenge but I'm getting itchy fingers and have got over my peeves of losing my great Boston Utd save but I may just start this challenge again.

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    Anyone had Marco Mitrovic before, if so how do you get him to score goals?

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    This guy looks like he'll get me a few goals . This wasn't a bad result either.

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    Hednesford Season 5 (14/15)

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    Main goal was to stay up, we did along with signing some really quality Spanish youth players, one of which my assman says could be a good PL player one day.

    So over all good season, everything is on stable ground just need a few more players to push over top.


    Cups:

    FA Cup

    Carling Cup

    Squad

    Transfers

    Finances


    Players:

    McGeouch: Good season, was slowed by injuries.

    Nielsen: Picked up on a free was solid why McGeouch was nursing his many injuries this season.

    Rojo: Very promising youth I picked up from Spain, assman says he will be a good PL player one day...

    Saez: My other good find in Spain, my hope is the pair of them will anchor the midfield for a long time to come.

    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
    Next season: Build the depth, find some English youth.

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    I tend to play FML a bit more now. Trouble is with FM10 is that now my teams can easily score 150+goals per season in the Premier League and my top scorer can often score 100+ goals in all competitions.

    However, perhaps a spell in Wales or San Marino might do me good.

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    Wage Budget issues , I need some coaches but I am not keen on going far over my wage budget not sure what to do

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    Hello guys..
    Im thinking about getting back into the game, but i dont know in which way:
    1) Stay with my Kingstonian team who has won everything the last couple of years ( Im in year 2040 i think) and almost have an entire squad of own youth products
    2) Stay within the save game but start over with a new club and take them all the way to beat Kingstonian in the Premier. ( I did this last year, was quite fun)
    3) Start over with the new patch and everything... what to do, what to do..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie McMahon\'s Secret Lover View Post
    I tend to play FML a bit more now. Trouble is with FM10 is that now my teams can easily score 150+goals per season in the Premier League and my top scorer can often score 100+ goals in all competitions.

    However, perhaps a spell in Wales or San Marino might do me good.
    Have you considered creating a new tactic from scratch that doesn't exploit the ME? It might bring the competitivenes back into the game for you.

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    Kingstonian Season Review Season 2018/19 League One

    Media Prediction - 12th

    Final Posistion 2nd

    After my 2nd 9th place finish in a row, I had a clear out and brought in a new GK along with a new back 4 along with a couple of new forwards, this was a kinda of "all or bust" move as I was 3.5k over my wage budget.

    We started off as we have done for the last few seasons by looking good one week before playing rubbish the next, I was confident that once the team gelled things would improve-and boy did they!

    At the end of December we were 4th in the league and a long way behind run away leaders Bradford, we lost away to Wigan, this was to be our last loss for 21 games as we hit top form and started to hunt down Bradford. By the time we played Bradford at home in March we knew a win would send us top for the first time, we batterd them 4-0 and in truth it could (maybe should) have been more. From here we cruised on beating evryone in sight and scoring goals for fun.
    With 4 games to go we were top but only a point clear of Wigan and 3 ahead of Bradford, it was then we decieded to lose our club record unbeaten run by losing away to MK Dons and dropped to second where we stayed till the end of the season despite losing our last away game to Southend, but thankfuly promotion was ours!!!!!!!!

    League Cup - Our first win EVER in this compition! we then loat in the 2nd round!

    FA Cup - One win, One loss

    JPT - well after runners up last season,and our promotion run in the 2nd half of this season, I didnt really pay much attention until we got to the area semi final and beat Ipswich away on pens. In the area final we played Wycombe.After a 4-1 win away we cruised to a 3-0 home win to book our place in the final against Crewe - we win!!!!!

    Just a quick note on my 2 main strikers - Banton and Waite they were the stars for this season

    Aims for next season - stay up first,then see where we are

    Manager Overview
    Season 10/11 3rd BSS playoff winners
    Season 11/12 1st BSP Champions!!!
    Season 12/13 19th League Two
    Season 13/14 6th League Two Playoff winners
    Season 14/15 15th League One
    Season 15/16 17th League One
    Season 16/17 9th League One
    Season 17/18 9th League One JPT Runners up
    Season 19/19 2nd League One Runners up and JPT winners

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    And so it begins...

    Here's my profile picture

    Fc United is my new team .. wish me luck

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    Phew think I made it through the window without losing Rojo...he has tons of interest.

    Ugh said that to soon.
    Last edited by Cerneo; 15-07-2010 at 00:14.

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    I'm only on the 1st Feb (24 games) and already we are safe from relegation

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Have you considered creating a new tactic from scratch that doesn't exploit the ME? It might bring the competitivenes back into the game for you.
    Nah. Problem is at some point having won 3-0 at old Trafford I'll come across a game were 7 days later (with the same team and tactics) I'm at home to Derby County and they will be 3-0 up at half time having had 15 shots at goal with 10 on target or something completely unrealistic!

    Then I think "well stuff this" and I'll be back to exploiting.

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    Merthyr Tydfil-Blue Square Premier 2012/13

    League Table We should have walked it but Histon kept going and then also kept beating us. We got a chance to secure the title on the last day as all we had to do was win but we drew due to Subotic's goal for Sutton. Play-off Semi 1and 2

    Playoff Final Two great goals and the match brought in some much needed money so all good

    Fa cup We lost out to a far superior Crewe team.

    Transfers The mass clear out of the team. It allowed me to rebuild and to sort out the wage budget and balance issues.

    Squad Good strong squad.
    Key Players

    Mcshea Good player who was played across the front, the majority of his appearences came on the right where he would inflict great damage on the opposistion.

    Morris The star of the defence once again, he was a rock.

    Reynolds The ex-pompey defender was good but not as good as I hoped

    Wilson What can I say? The academy product was the star of the team, top player could go quite far

    Brown Not quite in the same league as Wilson but still a star, he played on the left wing or upfront as he seemed unable to play well in the hole behind the striker.

    Career Overview

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    2010/11       Blue Square South             1st              Automatic Promotion                                   
    2011/12       Blue Square Premier           5th              Lost in Playoffs
    2012/13       Blue Square Premier           2nd              Promoted via Playoffs
    Last edited by SJ234; 29-06-2010 at 15:20.

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    Merthyr Tydfil-League Two-2013/14

    League Table- Good safe midtable posistion however it promised so much after we won 2 out of 3 of our first games scoring 8 goals in the process

    Transfers It promised so much but in the end I wasn't able to sign player who I needed to make this a back to back promotion.

    Fa cup we made the fourth round against Leyton Orient who deystroyed us but we were able to beat Scunthorpe in the replay in the 3rd round which was a great achievement.

    Squad No one impressed really we struggled for goals at times or would then struggle for defensive solidity.

    Career Overview
    Code:
    Season              League               Final Pos.          Achievements
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    2010/11       Blue Square South             1st              Automatic Promotion                                   
    2011/12       Blue Square Premier           5th              Lost in Playoffs
    2012/13       Blue Square Premier           2nd              Promoted via Playoffs
    2013/14       League Two                    13th             N/A

    Next season:
    Rebuild the team and push for the play offs but I may have to break the bank to find players of a standard who could push the club on.
    Last edited by SJ234; 29-06-2010 at 15:23.

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    Restarted my Boreham Wood game, this time with better settings (including players from top UK teams - my PC cant manage the whole world, though!)

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    Thinking of having one last crack at this, before I give up.

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    Please can someone tell me where to find the club badges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie McMahon\'s Secret Lover View Post
    Nah. Problem is at some point having won 3-0 at old Trafford I'll come across a game were 7 days later (with the same team and tactics) I'm at home to Derby County and they will be 3-0 up at half time having had 15 shots at goal with 10 on target or something completely unrealistic!

    Then I think "well stuff this" and I'll be back to exploiting.
    So you think exploiting the match engine is more realistic then?

    I can honestly say I've never had a significant problem with "unrealistic" results on FM10. Shock defeats happen, the same tactics will not work against every team, and noone would play the same against Derby County as against Man Utd.

    Back on topic, having started the season with a 4-1 loss against Liverpool, our record is now P22 W20 D0 L2 - very happy

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    Farnborough FC 2013/2014 - BSP

    I've decided to rewrite this, as I didn't really give any info to you all. Unfortunately, I'm at work at the moment, so I cannot produce any screenshots.

    Well, the plan for this season (looking back at what I wrote when I was last playing this game) was to push for promotion. I thought we had a squad capable of doing the business, but it looks as though I was wrong - with the 'Boro finishing in mediocre circumstances 12th. I wouldn't say thats too bad, but the board were furious - at times media were putting pressure on me to be sacked. Strangely, I came second in manager of the season for BSP. God knows how that happened....

    We struggled. There's no way around saying it, the team took too long to gel, having said that - we did win 6-0 on the opening day against Bournemouth. That was probably the highlight of the season. I did however manage sign Matthew Bates (ex Middlesbrough player) on a free and for a surprisingly little p/t weekly wage; that helped give our defence some stability as it was leaking goals from all angles. I tried to mix things up a little, even resorting to *gulp* 4-5-1 against the top teams, but they just took us apart.

    The main problem was a lack of goals. Our midfield was solid, signing Derek Niven on a free gave Kaby the freedom through the middle and he banged a few goals in for us. However it was just not enough. Liam Dickinson signed from Brighton on a free gave us 20 goals, which is not a bad return, but I expected more from a League One player who has a good scoring record. When playing 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 he wouldn't link up properly and start 'disliking' other strikers (this was at the end of the season.) It's a shame I'm going to have to sell him. If he only had a problem with one player, it wouldn't be so bad, but its been 2 or 3 over the season. Tramnere are sniffing after him, so in all fairness he can go. My prolific £8 striker Robert McCormick had a dreadful season after starting so well with 4 in 3 games, his total goal tally for the season ended at 9. Not enough, so he will either rot in the reserves or be sold. He is looking to become a coach, so that might help in future.

    The only real good to come out of this season was Caolan Logan. My attacking midfielder, come right winger, come striker had a good season - averaging over 7.0. Also, the club are financially stable and after having removed a large amount of deadwood at the end of June, I am confident that 'Boro can mount a push for Promotion next season.

    Before I forget, I just got Gary Madine on a free at the end of the season. That's not bad eh!

    Come on the 'Boro!!!



    Code:
    Farnborough Career
    
    Season     League                       Position      Achievements
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    2010/11   Blue Square South             2nd        Promotion
    2011/12   Blue Square Premier           7th         None
    2012/13   Blue Square Premier           8th         None
    2013/14   Blue Square Premier          12th         None
    Last edited by Yidd0!; 30-06-2010 at 10:45.

  72. #7972
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    Quote Originally Posted by m1234566778 View Post
    Please can someone tell me where to find the club badges?

    I got mine from FM Base mate, A HUGE logo pack,they also lower league kits IIRC

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    My save game has corrupted so there will be no further updates from me .

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    Meet Dave Lister. The new manager of Canvey Island

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    I know I've already completed the challenge once but I feel like going again

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    Crispypaul - Boreham Wood - Season 2010/11 - Blue Square North

    We were predicted 20th although bizarrely had odds of 8-1 to win the division. Which we did extremely comfortably in the end.

    We had an easy run to the 3rd round of the FA Cup, including an impressive home win against BSP side Ebbsfleet. We ultimately went out in the 3rd round to an obviously good Sunderland.

    Had a good run in the FA trophy which was ended away at Cambridge.

    Our star players

    Jabuti
    Ryan Conroy
    Martin Camano
    Richard Brittain
    Craig McShea

    Man City did the double, Real Madrid won the European Cup and Napoli the Europa League.

    I'm hoping to build up some momentum for the BSP and get another promotion.

    Code:
    Season        Division            Position                 Achievements
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    2010/11       BSS                 1st                       Champions, Promoted

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2062/63

    Over the last few years we have built what could the best squad we have ever had, so this really was a period of dominance for us.

    League Table
    League Positions Graph

    We spent most of the season trailing Man Utd but eventually they fell apart to let us win yet another title.

    Community Shield - it was a narrow win in a game that we should have won easily.

    UEFA Super Cup - what a match, and what a way to win it.

    FIFA Club World Cup - one of the easiest cup finals we'll ever have.

    Carling Cup - we sneaked though on penalties, then got knocked out on penalties.

    FA Cup - with the exception of QPR it was a dominant run to a thrilling final.

    UEFA Champions League - we blasted our way through the Champions League this year with our free scoring football. Even with ten men, we dominated the final.

    Squad - the attacking quality of this squad is awesome, but we do have a weak spot in our central defenders. I am aware of the number of foreigners creeping in but there just isn't the English talent available.

    Transfers - a very quiet transfer window as we just brought in a few youngsters for backup.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Toni Crnjak - possibly the greatest free transfer ever.

    Axier - the four strikers shared the goals between them but Axier was probably the pick of the four.

    Hasan Aydin - one of his best ever seasons, which suggests he may well play into his thirties.

    Lucas Lencina - not the greatest all round player but does superbly in his role on the wing.

    Erwin Michaux - our second best striker this year.

    Career Overview
    Code:
    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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
    Next Season

    One more year until Dafuge Park is built, so next year will just be about balancing the finances with the big loan repayments. There could also be yet another takeover on the way.

    You make me Jealous!

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    FC United of Manchester - Season I, 2010-11



    Media Prediction 22th
    Final Position 1st


    League Table
    League Player Stats


    FA Trophy - Fixtures|Final - Unlucky defeat in Final game ..

    FA Cup - 1st Round

    Squad

    First Team


    Top Players

    Julio Eduardo Santa Cruz - BSN MVP of the season and top goalscorer and most assists in a league

    Jabuti - second best striker in league

    Nicky Fish - best midfielder we have

    Connor McLaughlin - solid rock in defence


    Club Information

    Transfers

    Finances

    Confidence


    Awards

    BSN Manager of the season


    My Stats

    My Most Memorable Victory


    Next Season
    • Improve squad and get rid of dead wood
    • Push for promotion


    Code:
    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    2010/11   Blue Square North        1st         League Winners - Promotion
    Last edited by lvzifer; 03-07-2010 at 21:39.

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    After a long absence, and a hard drive failure (deleting both my FC United and Merthyr saves), I am back. This time, Oxford City are the team of choice.

    Manager Profile


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    I didn't want to post until I finished my first season because I have a tendency to give up halfway through games. But this game looks promising:

    Manager Profile

    I haven't looked at the vast majority of posts in this topic to avoid finding players, etc., but I did read a few pages, enough to notice that Boston United seems to be a really popular choice. Oh well... I imagine it doesn't make much of a difference after a few seasons (except we do have a relatively large ground).

    Anyway, we were predicted to finish 18th at the beginning of the season. My goal was a playoff spot. Going into the last day of the season, we were in 2nd place and I needed to win and have 1st place Barrow to lose to 20th place Stafford in order to win the title. Needless to say I had the latest scores window open for the duration of the game... we did our part:

    Boston 4 - 1 Corby

    But it doesn't matter because Barrow destroyed Stafford, right?

    Nope!

    Way to leave it late there... Blue Square Premier, here we come! Barrow actually had an epic late season collapse, losing the last 3 matches of the season when 1 draw of the 3 would have secured the title.

    I feel really bad for Barrow... not.

    Some of my star players:

    Spencer Weir-Daley - the only regular first teamer who was at the club when I took over. He was banging in the goals during the first half of the season - I think he had like 16 in the first 20 matches. But obviously he's not actually that good, even for the BSN level, and he came back down to earth in the 2nd half. Scored a couple of vital goals as a supersub though... Fortunately this midseason signing took over:

    Daryl Clare - if he had pace or height, he would be a great player. As it is I'm not sure I will renew his contract, because we happen to have a lot of depth up front.

    Leon Osborne - dribbling + pace = great BSN winger.

    Thomas Pinault - this guy might as well be Zidane at this level. Even then, his lack of stamina meant he only finished like 5 games in the entire season.

    Code:
    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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    2010/11   Blue Square North        1st         League Winners - Promotion

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    Has anyone noticed that BSS/BSN are much easier to be promoted from than the BSP. I've really struggled to get out of that league.

    Update with my latest season:

    4th in December. Tactics shake-up, squad rebuild and staff changes have really boosted my team to new levels. My main striker Liam Dickinson has been on fire this season... Glad I kept him! Getting offers from Tramnere (25k) for him, turning down everytime! Also I have a RB thats valued at 100k :S

    Go Boro!

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    Long time no see Dafuge's challengers! As some old-timers may remember, I posted a lot in the FM09 challenge with my Merthyr side, and I tried again on FM10 with King's Lynn (got to the Premiership until a stadium improvement bug ruined my game). Well, I was getting bored with my current career game, and decided to give this another go. The good thing is that I still have an old save, where I restarted this challenge with Merthyr. So I can pick up where I left off, sitting 2nd in the BSP after 14 games in my fourth season.

    My previous updates;

    Season 1: BSS - Finished 11th

    Season 2: BSS - Finished 1st

    Season 3: BSP - Finished 4th, lost in playoffs


    Lets see if I can hit the ground running...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yidd0! View Post
    Has anyone noticed that BSS/BSN are much easier to be promoted from than the BSP. I've really struggled to get out of that league.

    Update with my latest season:

    4th in December. Tactics shake-up, squad rebuild and staff changes have really boosted my team to new levels. My main striker Liam Dickinson has been on fire this season... Glad I kept him! Getting offers from Tramnere (25k) for him, turning down everytime! Also I have a RB thats valued at 100k :S

    Go Boro!
    yeah I noticed that on my last lower league game, Dover Athletic in FM09. got promoted on the first try (with a pretty crap squad I must say), but didn't get anywhere in the next 3 seasons in BSP.

    also yeah I have a random player (20 year old AM C from Portsmouth's youth academy) who is valued at 120k. my coaches think he's good enough to play in League One...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yidd0! View Post
    Has anyone noticed that BSS/BSN are much easier to be promoted from than the BSP. I've really struggled to get out of that league.
    Up until FM10 I'd never gotten out of the BSP with this challenge! Just could not get my head round it. Best chance I ever got (before '10) was in 09 with FC United, had a far better squad than any of the rest of the league but went on an awful run to begin with, and was playing catchup. Sneaked into the playoffs with title-winning form over the second half of the season, demolished the team in the semi-final, and was all set to march into League football... except we lost 1-0 in the final. Gah.

    My loanees wouldn't come back to me, lost a couple of other key men on frees, and that was that. Played another half season and gave up IIRC.

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    Just sealed promotion from the BSP with one game remaining. Kettering needed to get a better result than me to stay in the chase for the final day, but they got hammered 4-1 by 17th placed Droylesden! I also managed a rare thrashing, beating mid-table Southport 5-1.

    But to be honest, coming back to this save from another BSP game and seeing how good my squad was compared to that, I would have been extremely disappointed if we hadn't at least got promotion. Especially after I figured out my back four and got a loaned goalie in. Report to come soon...

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    CANVEY ISLAND SEASON 1 - 2010/11


    League - BSS

    The league went well for us as once we got to the top we stayed there all season. We won the league with 3 games of the season left to go.

    League Table

    Position Graph


    Cup Competitions

    The FA cup went fairly well with us getting to the 1st round before going out to Walsall. We were so unlucky in this game and were on for a replay before they put 2 past us.

    Meanwhile the FA Trophy was a disaster with us going out to Maidenhead.


    Transfers

    Transfers in and out

    As you can see there have been a lot of transfers in and out. The best signings have been Jabuti, Lake-Edwards, Gowland and Sydes.


    Key Players

    Jefferson Gowland A great player in the middle of the park. Signed after Fulham let him go.

    Jabuti Slight cheat here as he 's been good for others. Scored 32 goals in all competitions and would have scored more if he wasn't injured for 6 weeks.

    Darryl Sydes Sydes has been a great middle of the park player with Gowland.

    Jack Macleod Has been great down the right wing all season.

    Alex Bentley Bentley has been a revelation at right back playing nigh on every game this season.


    I was awarded the Manager of the Year award






    History

    Code:
    Season      League                Achievements
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    2010/11     Blue Square South     Champions, Promoted


    [b]CANVEY ISLAND 100 CLUB

    Code:
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    Nobody as yet
    Last edited by Almondo; 17-07-2010 at 04:40.

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    Gypsum's Merthyr Tydfil - End of season update - 2013/14


    Blue square premier - League table - Positions graph

    Media prediction - 13th
    Final position - 1st

    The graph flatters us a bit, as Kettering pushed us all the way (and were extremely unlucky to lose in the playoff final themselves). Our performances improved throughout the season. Particularly when we picked up goalkeeper Gerard O'Toole on loan and I discovered my most solid back four. From there it was fairly plain sailing and we picked up a few good results thanks to our counter-attacking style, with pacy strikers and technically sound attacking midfielders. But it's always nice to crack 100 points, and a +50 goal difference is something to be proud of.


    Squad info;

    Squad selection

    Transfers


    Key players;

    Steven Lennon - ST - Lennon had another excellent season for us, as the former Rangers player bagged 31 goals in 40 appearances with a 7.45 rating. Taking his league total for Merthyr to a superb 89 goals in 122 games. His pace, dribbling and finishing have been too much for defences at this level, although i'm not sure he could carry this for through to League 2. He was also awarded BSP player of the season, league's 2nd highest scorer and named in the BSP team of the year.

    Abdulai Bell-Baggie - AMR/ST - The former Reading forward signed for us on a free at the beginning of the season, and his technical ability proved invaluable in the chase for the title. Although he struggled for a first team place near the beginning of the season playing either up front or on the right-wing as needed, he still made a total of 35 appearances with 10 goals, 12 assists and a 7.20 rating and his goals in the final few games were crucial in securing first place.

    Marc Laird - MC - Another free signing at the beginning of the term, the former Man City, Millwall and Rotherham player was superb for us in the playmaker role. His final passing and through balls were at times sensational, and helped him claim a club record 18 assists in 48 appearances with a 7.11 rating.

    Carlos Gonzalez - DM/MRC - One of my star signings this season, the 20 year-old Costa Rican was released from the Tottenham youth system before we snapped him up on a free. He went on to make 33 appaearances with a 7.10 rating. And his performances in the latter part of the season and ever-increasing technical stats have established him as one for the future.


    Code:
    Season           League            Position              Other   achievements
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    2010/11           BSS                11th       
    2011/12           BSS                1st                 League   champions
    2012/13           BSP                4th                 Playoff  semi-finalists       
    2013/14           BSP                1st

    Last edited by Gypsum; 07-07-2010 at 15:24.

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    Oxford City - Blue Square South - 2011/12

    This season we were predicted to be 10th. I thought we would easily do better but then I found out that the owners weren't willing to invest money in the club to take us out of the red. This means I had to get rid of quite a few players who would establish us as a good side.

    League Table

    Due to me being a little lazy with my print screening, I can only give you my league table and not the league positions. Basically unlike the other season we did spend much of our time out of the playoffs. At one stage we were as low as 13th and playoffs didn't look likely. I was thinking that maybe I shouldn't have bought as many players the previous season. We didn't really get going till march and somehow managed to get as high as 2nd with about two month to go. Unfortunately a few bad results saw us finish 4th. We were in the playoffs!!! As you can see from my rather mistimed screenshot I didn't get promoted... I'll still give you the playoff matches.

    Playoff Semi Final Leg 1

    I felt confident about this match as we finished the season with good form. One of my few centre backs got injured though just before the game for a few week which kind of ruined everything. We was exploited twice and we needed a good away performance to recover.

    Playoff Semi Leg 2

    We didn't look like scoring the entire first half. The second half started and half way through we were finished off by a penalty. Nasty way to end a season. Now we're out of debt though so should start the next season confidently

    FA Cup-Unfortunately an early exit for me in this competition against lower league position. It was a bad result but it meant we could concentrate on the league.

    FA Trophy-A lot better than the FA Cup as we reached the first round seeing off nuneaton on penalties. The higher Stevenage disposed with us easily though as we went crashing out.

    Transfers At first you would think that I didn't sell that much, but we didn't have that many players at the time anyway. So this really hurt us. Two good signings in Lewis Emanuel and Billy Mckay and loan signing of Joe Day helped us get that 4th place. Mckay especially as he grabbed 23 goals. He didn't get a high rating though so is left out the key players this season.

    Squad-Again due to my mistimed print screening this is what I had to use for squad. As you can see there isn't any amazing performances but this is the team that quite simply were the only players who got us to that 4th position. With us out of debt there will be some better players coming in next season

    Best Player Profile:



    Dale Moon-This player was quite solid all season and saved us from missing out on the playoffs. Great performance from the centre back


    Career Overview
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    Season    League                   Position    Achievements
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    2010/11   Blue Square North          2nd       playoffs semi finalists
    2011/12   Blue Square North          4th       playoffs semi finalists
    Next Season

    With a few signings that with our increasing reputation should be the best we had... surely next season is our year ?
    Last edited by Alegeeter; 11-07-2010 at 12:14.

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    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2063/64

    The club is really dominating now, all we can do is to try and emulate what we achieved last season.

    League Table
    League Positions Graph

    We lost our opening match (to Swansea!) so we spent the first part of the season chasing the pack. Once we caught them it was it was yet another easy title.

    Community Shield - could have gone either way but our keeper helped us earn the win.

    UEFA Super Cup - a nice easy win.

    FIFA Club World Cup - it could have been more but it was still a good win.

    Carling Cup - it was a dominant run to an easy final.

    FA Cup - we sneaked through a couple of rounds but saved our best for the final.

    UEFA Champions League - we were blasting our way through but came unstuck in the semi final as Juventus somehow beat us home and away.

    Squad - our attack is still a lot stronger than our defence, but I just can't seem to get hold of any decent central defenders.

    Transfers - a couple of talented youngsters were brought in and the squad was trimmed to make a tidy profit. It was a shame to sell Marcio but he just wasn't getting in the team.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Axier - his goalscoring record this season was superb.

    Sebastiano Costacurta - I was considering selling him but he's done really well.

    Toni Crnjak - brilliance yet again.

    Hasan Aydin - he may be getting on a bit but he's still great.

    Mitchell Jansen - he may not be a first choice but he's been great in the games he's played.

    Career Overview
    Code:
    Season     League                   Position  Achievements
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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
    Next Season

    We are due to move into the 93366 capacity Dafuge Park in June so we may finally be able to start making a profit. No news yet on a takeover but I have a feeling it may start next season.

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    Today, we call a Press Conference to announce the new manager of Dartford.

    *Beep Beep Beep* That's the fire alarm. Sorry, no press conference today, but Jamie Reynolds will still be manager. We hope he will be as successful as the last time he took Dafuges Challenge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Tooting & Mitcham United FC - Barclays Premier League - 2063/64

    The club is really dominating now, all we can do is to try and emulate what we achieved last season.

    League Table
    League Positions Graph

    We lost our opening match (to Swansea!) so we spent the first part of the season chasing the pack. Once we caught them it was it was yet another easy title.

    Community Shield - could have gone either way but our keeper helped us earn the win.

    UEFA Super Cup - a nice easy win.

    FIFA Club World Cup - it could have been more but it was still a good win.

    Carling Cup - it was a dominant run to an easy final.

    FA Cup - we sneaked through a couple of rounds but saved our best for the final.

    UEFA Champions League - we were blasting our way through but came unstuck in the semi final as Juventus somehow beat us home and away.

    Squad - our attack is still a lot stronger than our defence, but I just can't seem to get hold of any decent central defenders.

    Transfers - a couple of talented youngsters were brought in and the squad was trimmed to make a tidy profit. It was a shame to sell Marcio but he just wasn't getting in the team.

    Key Player Profiles:

    Axier - his goalscoring record this season was superb.

    Sebastiano Costacurta - I was considering selling him but he's done really well.

    Toni Crnjak - brilliance yet again.

    Hasan Aydin - he may be getting on a bit but he's still great.

    Mitchell Jansen - he may not be a first choice but he's been great in the games he's played.

    Career Overview
    Code:
    Season     League                   Position  Achievements
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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
    Next Season

    We are due to move into the 93366 capacity Dafuge Park in June so we may finally be able to start making a profit. No news yet on a takeover but I have a feeling it may start next season.
    Wow still doing well When are you going to stop this game. when fm11 comes out or when this can't possibly go any further

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alegeeter View Post
    Wow still doing well When are you going to stop this game. when fm11 comes out or when this can't possibly go any further
    My aim is to keep going until FM2011 is released, hopefully I'll be able to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    My aim is to keep going until FM2011 is released, hopefully I'll be able to do that.
    I've not had too much time to do this challenge due to exams. I'm hoping to get it done by october though now that I'm free from them To get to your achievements would be astonishing

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    I've taken Nuneaton town all the way to the premiership, and I'm actually currently topping the league... BUT...disaster really, I seem to have lost all interest.

    I'm going to start again.

    There I said it...

    EDIT: I think it's probably due to me caving in and downloading a tactic. I went from Premiership also rans to contenders overnight. I cant remember what it's called but it's a 4123,.. tactics really shouldnt make this much difference, but it does serve to show how tactically inept I must be at the top levels... I didn't have massive trouble getting the premier, just struggled like hell once I got there!
    Last edited by Jaffa; 11-07-2010 at 13:34.

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    Just about to start this.
    Wish me luck

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    Anyone link me up with a Marine starting save?

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    Boston United - Blue Square Premier - 2011/12

    Media prediction: 23rd
    Actual finish: 2nd (lost in playoff final)

    Transfers

    That just about sums it up, really. I was hoping for a top-half finish; what I got was a 36 match unbeaten run to end the season in 2nd place. Unfortunately we lost the playoff final to Wrexham 1-0, with star striker Chris Dickson playing with injections on a broken wrist.

    Some nice moments:

    Danny Swailes wonder goal - finished 3rd place in Goal of the Season. Swailes, of course, is a central defender, and not a very good one at that.

    Player of the Month sweep

    Chris Dickson 11 goals in 6 matches

    There were really 2 players who stood out above everyone else:

    Chris Dickson - won Best Player, Top Goalscorer, broke the Blue Square Premier record for goals in a season, and on top of that he finished tied for 1st in assists with...

    Tom Kilbey. This guy ran the midfield all year, and he's only 21 years old. A great all-around player.

    I'm already a few games into the next season - this time around I'm going for 1st place. Bought Dickson a half-decent strike partner - Stephen Elliott, 28 year old striker who must have the lowest ambition of any professional footballer, choosing to join Boston when there were League One clubs looking at him. Oh well, so much the better for me!

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    Oxford City
    Season 1 - 2010/11 – Blue Square North
    Preseason - Media Prediction: 22nd
    The First Step

    Club Info

    My first season with Oxford City. This will be relatively short as I forgot to do the screens before the 25th June. The media predicted relegation, the board wanted me to avoid relegation. But in usual fashion, I went for promotion.

    The Season

    The season couldn’t have gone any better. Massive goal count, great players all round. Greenhalgh being the usual god he is. My old school friend Mark Gillespie doing a good job between the sticks. Jabuti was godlike alongside Birchall. In the cups, we did terribly. In the league however, a great success.
    Blue Square North Table
    Transfers | Squad
    Confidence | Finances

    Manager of the Season
    Jordan Swinburn

    The Jordan Swinburn Award (The Surprise of the Season award)
    Jabuti’s 10 against Boston United, in the 6-0 trashing. This guy is too good.

    The Millward Player Choice Award (Manager's Player of the Year)
    Jabuti
    Jabuti. What can you say. The man is a goal machine. 42 league games, 43 goals. Rightly the top scorer in the league. Overall he played 50 games and scored 49. He also assisted 19 and got 13 Man of the Match awards. Hoping for another good signing from the Spaniard next season.

    Fan's Player of the Year
    Jabuti


    Aims for next season, going for another promotion. Better cup runs would be nice.


    Career Overview
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    2010/11         Blue Square North         1st            Promoted - Champions

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    I wanted to take a proper stab at this, but after aprox 97(3,5 hours nonstop) loads and reloads. I can't get Aveley or Bashley up. So I've decided to go for a few more years on vacation. Reading that some people have seen atleast aveley up later. Shouldn't interfere with the rules I think, but I'll loose out on all the decent players suggested in this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    My aim is to keep going until FM2011 is released, hopefully I'll be able to do that.
    Seriously, that is awesome, lol. How do you view matches - only commentary? highlights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion\'s Jock Strap View Post
    Seriously, that is awesome, lol. How do you view matches - only commentary? highlights?
    Commentary only for most matches, 3D highlights for important games like cup finals and semis.

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