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    Talking The FM 'Give Youth A Chance' Challenge

    Well seeing as I was responsible for starting this challenge a couple of seasons ago I'll take the responsibilty for starting this thread this year. I will also definitely give it a serious run for its money.

    Thanks to the editor and super bladesman's hard work we're going to do it a little different this season. First you will need to download super bladesman's English League level 10. This can be found HERE. Just follow his instructions, its real easy.

    RULES

    1 - No need this season to go on holiday because as you have the ultimate challenge you can get to it straight off. Take control of a "level 10" club, anyone you like.

    2 - Be honest when entering your nationality and of course your experience is "Sunday League Footballer". Tick the "Add key staff" button to get you started staff wise.

    3 - Under no circumstances are you permitted to buy or loan players from any club or bring in freebies. Your only access to players are your youth system and your "grey players". I do believe the game will actually give you a full squad of regens. You can however loan players OUT. This may well become key in getting those regens upto scratch. How much detail you run with is irrelevant as is including other leagues or size of database as you can't buy those players anyway.

    4 - You may only bring in a coach, physio or assistant if you haven't got one already. His/her reputation must be "obscure". The idea is that when your youth players get older you employ them as staff.

    5 - The 1st part of this challenge is complete when you have won the Premiership AND Champions' League with a team made up entirely of your own youth products. Your staff must also be a product of your youth system.

    6 - No international management until you have completed the 1st part of this challenge. When the first part of the challenge is complete you can take the England job (and only the England job). Then to be the ultimate supremo you must win the World Cup with a squad of ONLY your players and staff from your own club whilst still winning the Champions' League and Premiership in the same season.

    These rules may be updated along the way so keep watching.


    REMEMBER!!!

    There is no way anyone is ever going to complete this without cheating. The question is which one of us can get the furthest. Please give the sort of end of season reports you see in the other challenges. In this challenge avoiding relegation by a point, from say the North West Counties League Premier Division", is definitely going to be a major achievement.

    Cheers and the very best of luck
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    Default Re: The FM 'Give Youth A Chance' Challenge

    Well here I go then

    Here's the personal profile of the new manager of Cullompton Rangers of the South West Penninsula League Premier Division.

    Updates to follow. Thankfully not too many Cups. As well as the League we are in the FA Vase and the Devon St Lukes County Cup. A bank balance of £4,000. £9 for a ticket to watch us at Speeds Meadow or £128 for a season ticket.

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    Good to see its surfaced - lets hope it can capture the imagination of a few more players and really get going.

    Happy to see you have included the full range of league too mate - I think I wouldve done the same had I started the challenge.

    I do however disagree about your statement that this challenge is impossible. It isnt - look at my Staines career and you can see how I am improving on FM09.

    Now that this is here I very may well start this challenge now and Im aiming to complete it.

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    Welcome aboard again Ste. I was worried about finances at first but then realised that level 10 is amateur. NO WAGES!

    My Cully team has no decent wingers and I love my attacking wing play. We are also expected to finish 15th.

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    Ha, but yeah we might be in for a shock at Level 9 standard!

    Also think this challenge will be a lot harder than previous incarnations, due to a lack of a starting squad, but the beauty of it is is that the WHOLE clubs history is down to you and your youth players.

    Im excited, starting now mate.

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    You do get a starting squad - quite a lot of players actually.

    The bad thing is being amateur any big club can come along and take a player but the good thing is you can keep ALL your players as wages are £0.

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    Yeah but arent they all just generated 15 and 16 year olds?

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    No the senior team have senior ages and you get quite a big U18s team too. But then I have put it on large database (I think).

    Oh dear GH Academy offer me a friendly so I can look at some of their players. Not that I can buy them anyway but those guys are so poor even our level 10 team just beat them 2-0.
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    I think I can have some fun with this...

    Introducing the new manager of Eversley in the "English Combined Counties League D1".

    Already have some outstanding youth players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEinchy View Post
    I think I can have some fun with this...

    Introducing the new manager of Eversley in the "English Combined Counties League D1".

    Already have some outstanding youth players.
    Welcome and remember failure IS expected

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie McMahon\'s Secret Lover View Post
    Welcome and remember failure IS expected
    Lol, you should see my strikers. 1 for finishing and 1 for composure!

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    I really like the look of this. The fact it goes down 10 tiers is really appealing aswell.
    At the moment i am loving my Rushden save and aiming for a second straight promotion.

    Good luck to all that have started and hope to join you soon.

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    Welcome JEinchy

    Im starting with Gilford Park, in Northern League Division Two. Few pics to come.

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    Is it me or the odds a bit buggered?



    Anyone fancy a punt on my team?

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    No way but so far I'm unbeaten in pre-season and 9 of my 11 starters are wanted by other clubs.

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    Famous last words. Despite dominating we lost 1-0 at home to Tonbridge of the Isthmian League Premier and lost our main centre back to injury for 4 weeks.

    Then got beat 2-0 at home by Lingfield of the Sussex County League and lost a 1st choice central midfielder for 3 months.

    Just in time for the start of the season eh?

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    So, Gillford Park here we come! A local club from me, Im just 5 minutes from their Carlisle based ground, and have seen them play a few times.

    Here's my Manager Profile and here's a quick look at our facilities - a nice 4000 capacity stadium there.

    Looking at the squad, and it isnt bad, but its certiainly not brilliant. Only one of my players in wanted by anyone, and our strikers are nearly all laughably bad, this could be a struggle.

    A few of my better players:

    Ben O'Leary - Singled out as my best player, he looks decent and will be a full time fixture in the squad.

    Ian Jones - My only half decent striker, I pulled him up from my under 18's and he looks decent. Good finishing, composure and first touch, also very interesting to see what mad things he done with 20 for flair.

    Richard Ballard - Young lad, looks a decent all rounder and very versatile. Also very tempted to make him captain at aged 15 just to see what happens! Will be partnering O'Leary in central midfield.

    Richard Fulton - Another young lad, I can see him being the mainstay of my central defence for quite some time.

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    Hmm, maybe I should take a break from my 15 year long career at Southampton now?

    Temptation, temptation

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    Think you're right about the odds being f*cked.

    What the f*ck is this all about?

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    I just had to pick this team, Seaford Town...

    Just because of the stadium name alone, "The Crouc h"

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    High expectations then? [sorry that was awful]

    Took me 3 games but our first ever league win 1-0 at home to Falmouth Town.

    This will be a seriously long term game because to complete the challenge all your staff must have come from your youth setup.

    LLM has nothing on us.

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    ah damn it, i started this before the thread began, but with Boston Utd, just promoted to BSN. currently in my 4th season, and told my efforts are invalid. dammit, once more.

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    "Friendly"
    Seatown - Seatown Reserves: 1-0
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    I hope you have quality reserve team there saint. Sorry Will but Boston Utd are just too big a club for this challenge.

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    Haha, quality? Yeah right, even the team Im coaching IRL is better... U14 girls that is

    And yes Im embarrased by the result

    Only 3 games to win first league game? That must be a record

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    Well... giving it a try

    Personal profile of the new manager of Gillford Park

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    I can't seem to get the download to work :s

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    Welcome Andehlson, another Gillford Park player I see, quite extraordinary that.

    Ive started nicely - Lost the first game away at Crook Town 2 - 1 - As 16 year old captain Ballard scared the first ever goal in this clubs history (The decision to make him captain went down in a mixed fashion by the way), but weve won the last two on the bounce, scoring 4 and conceeding none. 5 goals scored and 5 different goal scorers which is a good sign.

    3rd in the division.

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    Not bad Steboyuk

    Just had my first league match now...

    Southwick - Seatown 0-1
    Odds: 1.17 - 6.00 - 11.00

    Wish Id put a tenner on that one

    Oh, and that was after my MCa was sent off after arguing about a denied penalty, lol

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    Ah didnt notice that it was the club you chose

    Hmm... my top striker has 5 finishing and 6 composure (just looked at Ian Jones... want one of those!)

    EDIT: Wow... sold 20 season tickets
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    LOL

    2 matches, 2 red cards, 2 wins and 5-1 GD

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    As ashamed as I am to admit it, I have never continued a lower league career past season 1 and I hope to change this with this game.

    So, I present to you, the new manager of the mighty Almondsbury UWE (their 'stadium' is only about a 10 minute drive from me), Alex Shaw.

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    Good luck mate, if you havent continued a lower league career beyond one season before youve really thrown yourself in at the deep end here.

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    migth start this one again at a later date.

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    can someone help me wih this download, as it just doesnt want to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDEHLSON View Post
    Ah didnt notice that it was the club you chose

    Hmm... my top striker has 5 finishing and 6 composure (just looked at Ian Jones... want one of those!)

    EDIT: Wow... sold 20 season tickets
    Mine has 2 finishing, 5 composure - but he runs like a cat chased by a dog: 14 acceleration and 13 pace, lol

    20 season tickets? Not too bad, but I beat you with the extremely high number of 45

    £5K in income thanks to that - oh, soon to get a youth academy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersaint View Post
    Mine has 2 finishing, 5 composure - but he runs like a cat chased by a dog: 14 acceleration and 13 pace, lol

    20 season tickets? Not too bad, but I beat you with the extremely high number of 45

    £5K in income thanks to that - oh, soon to get a youth academy...
    Well my best striker has 4 finishing and 8 composure, and acceleration 10 and pace 13 so might be OK.

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    Can I just ask what tactic people are using at this level?

    I have a number of tactics that work well but they all rely on having decent players

    I just lost to Dundallk 3-0 in a friendly.

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    Im just playing an attacking 442, quick tempo, direct passing, lots of width and lots of closing down.

    Has done the trick for me in lower leagues for ages. Against tough teams away from home I sometimes switch 20 mins in to a varient; play short passing and narrow, defensive, slower tempo, counter attack ticked, but i always start out with the same tactic and mentality.

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    442, wide, quick, closing down, rigid, stick to position.
    In game I can use Retain possession, pump ball and exploit flank if needed.. Away I often drop deeper.

    3 w 1 l 7-2 in league so far with it, so Im quite happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie McMahon\'s Secret Lover View Post
    No the senior team have senior ages and you get quite a big U18s team too. But then I have put it on large database (I think).

    Oh dear GH Academy offer me a friendly so I can look at some of their players. Not that I can buy them anyway but those guys are so poor even our level 10 team just beat them 2-0.
    S_B had to create a lot of clubs at level 10, and the ones if the default DB won't have many players, if any.

    Ticking 'Add key staff' generates older players as well as staff and youth players. Unticking it doesn't generate any employed staff and all generated players are youth players.

    Did anyone ever complete this challenge on previous versions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoham View Post
    S_B had to create a lot of clubs at level 10, and the ones if the default DB won't have many players, if any.

    Ticking 'Add key staff' generates older players as well as staff and youth players. Unticking it doesn't generate any employed staff and all generated players are youth players.

    Did anyone ever complete this challenge on previous versions?
    Ive got to League One on three occasions now, Fm05, 07 and 09, so thats the benchmark really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoham View Post
    S_B had to create a lot of clubs at level 10, and the ones if the default DB won't have many players, if any.

    Ticking 'Add key staff' generates older players as well as staff and youth players. Unticking it doesn't generate any employed staff and all generated players are youth players.

    Did anyone ever complete this challenge on previous versions?
    Highest was League 1 or Championship

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    Christ, the FA Vase roundup dosent half take ages to process! Little update and im up to 2nd in the league, with an impressive 10 points from 5 games, with 3 wins 1 draw and 1 defeat. Weve scored 6 goals and still yet to find a player to score more than one goal. Also still havent decided who is best to partner my best striker Ian Jones and I am currently just rotated my other three strikers around him basically.

    Also a good start to my cup campaign with an away draw at Level 9 side Pickering, a dire 0 - 0 will see us with a chance in the replay.

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    LOL, the "one-goal-striker"-problem, uh? Sounds familiar. Had almost same start as you: 12 points from 5, and 8 goals scored.

    3 goals from corners, 2 goals from penalties, 1 from IDFK - which leaves to goals to open play and top goalscorer? My two DCs

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    My first 4 league matches.

    Newton Aycliffe - Gillford Park 0-0
    Thornaby - Gillford Park 0-0
    Gillford Park - North Shield 2-0
    Sunderland Ryhope - Gillford Park 0-1

    The predictions for the first two matches were something like "Gillford Park face the impossible"... yet the opposition didnt manage a single shot on target (but the fans didnt like the second draw :/ )
    In my only home match we had an amazing crowd supporting us... 66 people came to watch Gillford Park!

    Im currently 5th

    PS: Processing cup days sure is a pain ><

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    This years version is hammering last years in terms of posts. You never know, there may be a completion.

    Whats up with the font in the OP ??

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    So far: -

    Buckland Ath 3-2 Cullompton Rangers
    Clyst Rovers 2-1 Cullompton Rangers
    Cullompton Rangers 1-0 Falmouth Town
    Cullompton Rangers 2-0 Saltash United

    Sit 6th in the SWPL PD with 6 points from 4 games. Amazed that we are getting goals from corners as my best taker in the entire club has a corner taking attribute of... TWO!!!

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    2 cup matches. Lost both.

    FA Vase - (20 mins of processing?!?!?!) againt Staveley MW (0-1)
    Brooks Mileson Cup - against Brandon (1-1... (2-3 pens))

    Well... at least ill have an emptier schedule. Hope next FA Vase round doesnt take 20 mins to process :\ (slow laptop..)

    My top scorer atm is... Shinnie ! My D C (2 goals )

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    What is the Brooks Mileson Cup? The Northern League Cup?

    FA Vase - 1st Qualifying Round
    Cullompton Rangers 4-1 AFC Aldermaston
    Att 192

    Dominated and scored 2 penalties.

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    It's a small local cup, like the Devon St. Lukes cup - just some areas have one local cup whilst some have 3-4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitehead.10 View Post
    I can't seem to get the download to work :s
    Have you "unzipped" the file and put it in the correct folder?

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    Another problem I have always had with FM is how often it will injure players one after the other from the same position. My MCs are now out for 5 and 6 weeks respectively.

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    Jeez, how many cups are there??

    FA Vase
    2nd Qual Round lost home to non-league club Canning

    Sussex Senior Cup
    Through to third round after beating league one clubs Arundel and East Grinstead

    Sussex Charity Cup
    Lost in 2nd round to league one club Mile Oaks, after giving away two penalties after leading 1-0 away

    Sussex Division 2 Challenge Cup
    Through to quarter finals after beating Loxwood at home


    My players are injured, injured and injured - or fatigued, thanks to the tight schedule.

    Comfort is though that the club have £10K in the bank, thanks to £5K in prize money

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    I'm beginning to think that organising a lot of away friendlies against "big" reputation foreign clubs was a bad idea. In the last 3 games I have conceded 19 goals and scored 1.

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    Is it odd that I apparently havn't sold any season tickets? I havn't got the news article which tells you how many you have sold and I can't seem to find a figure anywhere.

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    I sold 20... (avg attendance = EDIT: 73 atm ! )

    My first convincing win ! 3-0 away win vs Whickham (2 penalties )

    Im now 3rd with 14 points (7 games). 3 points behind first placed Crook (9 games).

    Already knocked out of two cups tho Only 1 left (Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup)

    And lol... Im in 20th place in the Avg Attendance ranking... (out of 20)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDEHLSON View Post
    I sold 20... (avg attendance = EDIT: 73 atm ! )

    My first convincing win ! 3-0 away win vs Whickham (2 penalties )

    Im now 3rd with 14 points (7 games). 3 points behind first placed Crook (9 games).

    Already knocked out of two cups tho Only 1 left (Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup)

    And lol... Im in 20th place in the Avg Attendance ranking... (out of 20)
    I am doing way better for attendance than you!

    My lowest is 124, my highest is 193, and my average in the league is 181.

    I also just found that I actually sold 45 season tickets.


    Summary of my season so far:

    Started the league fairly poorly, drawing 0-0 in my first 2 matches, but won my next 2, scoring 4 and conceding 1 (only played 4 league matches so far).

    I got through the first qualifying round for the FA Vase, 2-0 against Horndean.
    I also won on penalties in the Gloucestershire Challenge Trophy 1st Round, against Level 9 team Hallen.

    So, its going OK so far.

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    Looking good. 4 wins, 2 losses and 4th so far.

    FA VASE - 2nd Qualifying Round
    Cullompton Rangers 1-0 Northampton ON Chenecks (UCL D1)

    Along comes another injury. An injury crisis and still winning

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    Things are looking good

    Only conceded 1 goal in the first 9 league matches.. thanks to ... Graeme Kelly !!

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    Just about to start my game, taking over at Worcester Park (Combined Counties D1). Quite suprised to see my own town in there

    Here we go then

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    Finished first season, winning league despite scoring less goals than matches played

    Dont know wether to be embarrassed or not

    Got a feeling that next year is going to be tough
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    Supersaint, you got enough blue and white teams in that league! Lucky you could just about afford an away kit

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    Me thinks there has been a whole sale on blue shirts in Sussex

    And red, since most blue teams play in red away shirts... Maybe sold as a package?


    On another side, the economy in the club is quite good: £25K in the bank now - maybe the chairman wants to invest in youth now?

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    I got £25k too. But red £££...

    Im starting to get worried about yellow cards... in the last match the ref gave a yellow card by every foul...8 yellow cards for my team (and wasnt the first time :/ )

    Btw... I just got knocked out of all 3 cups And 6 draws in the last 6 matches put me in 3rd place
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    Andehlson: There seems to be alot of YC... I had to turn my defenders, defensive midfielder and wingers on light tackling to avoid them. Had 45 YC in 22 matches, then only 10 in last 12 after switching the tackling.

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    What is with the amount of pens! I must of had about 8 already and i've only played 6 games.

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    Must be an awful lot of 0-0's in your league saint. Yep level 9 is indeed semi-pro.

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    FA VASE - 1st Round
    Tow Law Town (NL D1) 0-3 Cullompton Rangers

    My first giant killing.

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    Yeah I think there was a lot of them - 9 of my 11 draws was 0-0, including the 5 last matches of the season

    Nice going SMSL

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    BTW, media is quite funny... last year in Div 2 they predicted us 11th - this year after promotion, they actually think that we are good enough to be number 2 in the league - with same squad, apart from 2 youths brought up...

    Dont you just love The Sun

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    Were your new youths any good?

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    I know everyones doing this with english clubs but was just wondering if it'd be all right to do in another country (with multiple Tiers of course) or would you rather something like that was put in another thread?

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    The squad that is gonna compete for the title according to the media

    The youngsters I promoted from U18 was:
    Jonathan Lovelock - DR
    Ian Reid - DL
    Kevin White - DC
    Stuart Gold - MR/L
    Andy Fuller - SC

    As you can see from the screenshot, they aint too bad - unfortunately I just suck at getting the best out of them

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    BTW, if you look closely: my DR is Mr Dyke... And our homeground is named the crouch....

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    Let's give this a go!

    Whitchurch United, a club a few miles down the road from me, hires... me!

    Roll up, getcha season tickets, only a mere £135! In real life, it'll cost you about £60 to go to every home game in a Wessex D1 season.

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    FA Cup 4th qualifying round:
    Bromsgrove (Southern League Premier Division) - Seaford: 1-1

    Might have a tiny chance of reaching the 1st round now

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    FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round, Replay
    Seaford
    - Bromsgrove: 1-0
    The Crouch, Attendance: 388
    1-0: Andy Fuller (80)

    Sent Off: Gary Hanlon(Bromsgrove) - 2YC (54)

    1st round here we come


    Edit: 1st round against Chesham. Oh well, can we beat a team from Regional Premier Division, we sure can beat a team from Regional First Division
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    Congratulations saint, always good to see some success in this challenge!

    I was stuck in a rut for a while, got knocked out a few cups and only won about 1 in 9 games, but a recent switch to classical tactics have seen an upturn in form, 3 wins and a draw in the last 4 games has seen us up to 9th in the league, although we are still a small distance from the playoffs. 14 games and 18 points, but at least we have scored the third most in the league, somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    I know everyones doing this with english clubs but was just wondering if it'd be all right to do in another country (with multiple Tiers of course) or would you rather something like that was put in another thread?
    You can if you wish as long as you follow the same rules

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    Argh! Keep dominating games but just cant score, before the other team scores a 20 yard screamer to win it. Just lost my last 3 on the bounce without scoring and all 1 - 0, and everytime the headline has been somebody strikes lucky to beat me!

    Very frustrating, I think ay hope of playoffs this season is just about dead.

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    I dunno how to change the link to something else, would like to know how to do it though

    However this is what i've got to so far:

    Me -http://img38.imageshack.us/i/86912979.jpg/
    Team - http://img193.imageshack.us/i/teamka.jpg/

    And just to show I haven't cheated

    Transfers - http://img7.imageshack.us/i/transfersgi.jpg/

    So far i'm 9th - Played 7 , won 3, drew 3 and lost 1.

    Also, I haven't been knocked out the cup yet, although all these replays are not helping me...
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    Lol, I feel sorry for you Steboyuk... Its all to familiar to me

    I wonder how those play that manages to score 50 or 80 goals in a season at this level - I have seen it, but I just cant understand it

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    I think I'm going to give this a go, in conjunction with my Big Euro Nation game. At least I'll be able to skip through the transfer windows which usually take most of my time up each season!

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    Being that I live 15 minutes from Portsmouth's Fratton Park (and being that they aren't exactly eligible for this challenge), I had already given up hope of managing my 'local' club. But then I remembered US Portsmouth, our only other team playing at a reasonably high level. Upon looking through the database, I found that they play at Level 10, in the (almost entirely Hampshire based) Wessex D1. Fantastic!

    Predicted 18th, I seemingly don't have much to work with.. But then the club is made up of members of the Royal Navy who are currently stationed in the city, along with a few talented youngsters deemed not good for Portsmouth's first club. I'm looking forward to this!

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    And would you look at that? Our first friendly, already scheduled, is against a Level 9 club.. Moneyfields. They just so happen to be the club at which I used to play in my youth. Fond memories return.

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    so ive started a new game hers my profile: but can i ask am i only allowed to play players from my under 18 squad???

    EDIT: Strikers- 1 finishing 9 composure, 14 acceleration 13 pace and 2 finishing 9 composure 11 acceleration and pace so not bad plus my team seem to have agression issues over 10 of them have agression 15+
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    ROFL
    My winger is DEMANDING a wage that matches my vice-captains salary: whopping £25 p/w

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    Witham: Essex Senior, Level 9
    Little Common: Sussex County Div 2, Level 10
    Coleshill: Midland Alliance, Level 9
    Bromsgrove: Southern Premier, Regional Premier
    Chesham: Southern Div 1 SW, Regional 1st Div
    Kettering: Blue Square Premier

    Meeting Kettering for us would be like a BSP meeting a PL team (looking at number of levels between us) - Im laughing all the way to the internet-bank now


    (and should we win against Kettering, next opponents will be L2 outfit Oxford...)
    Last edited by supersaint; 14-11-2009 at 20:56. Reason: adding info

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    How did you get on suprsaint!

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    Hahaha - Oxford here we come (1-0 on corner against Kettering was enough)

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    £34K in prize money so far - £41K profit this season, thanks to the cups

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    Well done. I really need a goalscorer...

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    I feel with you tomo... I did too, but it seems like we are starting to play football now. Changed 442 to 442 Diamond Wide, and after a couple of games I suddenly getting more and more goals from open play

    4-1 latest against Godalming, 1 goal from corner, 3 from open play (SC*2 + AMC*1) - had 8 out of 15 on target, which is some kind of a record

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie McMahon\'s Secret Lover View Post
    You can if you wish as long as you follow the same rules
    Cheers i've added the 5th Tier in Spain so that i've got at least half as many Tiers to play with (its not perfect but it'll do) i'll start in the lowest Tier and follow the Rules.

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    Hmm... 1 match to go. Im in a tough position

    After 6 consecutive draws (!) Im even in points with Northallerton... Table My GD is higher (16 for me 15 for them) but not just any win is enough... Considering Ive had a lot of draws and the few wins I had were 1-0 or 2-1...
    God... I dont wanna go to the play-offs !!

    Btw I scored that "huge" ammount of goals thanks to 10 penalties

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    Rofl - Penalties rocks

    GL to you

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    Yay I did it

    Stokesley - Gillford Park 0-2 (with a little help from Stokesley's defense on allowing a goal from Sweeney and an own goal)
    Northallerton won 1-0.

    Final Table

    I got knocked out of all 3 cups in the first round.

    I had no real stars, none of my players actually stood out..

    Billy Goodwin - My top scorer.. really nothing special
    Keith Westwood The fans loved this guy. Was pretty much the only one that performed consistently.
    Phill Harris Penalty Kick Taker (one of them). He's one of the few players I'd miss...

    My goal average is exactly 1 per match (2 runs of 6 consecutive draws didnt help)

    But weirdly every other level 10 division had better goal averages than mine... (30 matches 40+ goals and so on..)
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    Quote Originally Posted by brettney1980 View Post
    Cheers i've added the 5th Tier in Spain so that i've got at least half as many Tiers to play with (its not perfect but it'll do) i'll start in the lowest Tier and follow the Rules.
    Profile - F.C Andorra Facilities.

    Thought i'd see how i do with Football Club Andorra see if i cant improve their national side as i go along ... Updates to follow.

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