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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    The easiest way Mikael would be, if you are downloading to just change the corner tactic to something you wish to use, this way you will know that you are not using the exploit no matter what, other wise take one from the Tactics Forum, as they seem to have cracked down on it calling it a bug and pulling or closing threads involving it.
    Well true but.. Here's my problem. I have used a downloaded tactic for 2 seasons now. In the first season I wasn't seeing any signs of corners being particular dangerous, however in the current season one of my central defenders have scored 20 goals so far. No other defender has scored more than 1 so I assume he is just good (or lucky). I mean, if a corner bug was present in the tactic, wouldn't the guy playing this guy's position score just as many?

    I don't want to mess around the tactic as it seems to do wonders

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    Hey All there is a discussion going on over in the GD Forum that has taken my interest, I was wondering if anyone here could help me out with some of the data below, and what everyone's thoughts would be on an experiment that extends our data out further into the future, this would then make a great example for the argument one way or the other.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post


    Well my list of those with over 50 international goals (currently in the game) is about the same in length to the others that have been posted. As for the Top European/South American Nations, the Goalscoring records are as follows:

    England: Wayne Rooney - 75
    Italy: Mario Balotelli - 62
    Argentina: Sergio Aguero - 78
    Holland: Peter Kila (Regen) - 63
    Spain: Fernando Torres - 63
    France: Ishak Belfodil - 90
    Brazil: Pele - 77
    Portugal: Cristano Ronaldo - 83

    Now again all of these have been broken except for Pele's.
    Here is where my argument goes to having no facts to back it up, but I would like to see if anyone can provide it, or if someone can provide evidence that points a different way that would be cool too. So several points that I would like confirmed one way or the other.
    1) More Internationals are played than in the past.
    2) There are on average more goals per game than in the past.
    3) Players are debuting younger, and retiring later than in the past.
    Ok so three factors that I believe could contribute towards this, yes I agree it is probably blown out a lot more in FM10 than it should been, but if it turns out the way I believe with a bit of research maybe it is not as far off target as we may be thinking. Of course to prove any of this one way or the other you would need several data points say 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 and data on the above, as well as possibly looking at the total number of "current players with over 50 Int Goals" as another point to look at and see if these relate to each other.

    Now I am really tempted to run an experiment and research the data and see what we come out with.

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    Hey LLR, I wouldnt use this as conclusive evidence but have found a good site listing all England internationals. Their games played are as follows:
    (I have chosen these years because there arent any major tournaments)
    2009: 11
    1999: 10
    1989: 11
    1979: 10
    1969: 10
    1959: 9

    So point 1 doesnt really stand true for England. To compare some players for you.
    Bobby Charlton (49 goals)
    First cap: 1958 (Aged 20)
    Last Int. Game: 1970 (Aged 32)
    Retired: 1973 (Aged 35)

    Gary Lineker (48 goals)
    First cap: 1984 (Aged 23)
    Last Int. Game: 1992 (Aged 31)
    Retired: 1994 (Aged 33)

    Michael Own (40 goals)
    First cap: 1998 (Aged 18)
    Last Int. Game: 2008 (Aged 28) I know this might not be his last international game but he hasnt played for a while

    Wayne Rooney made his debut at 17 so you could say they are debuting earlier but I dont think you can say they are retiring earlier. Here is the website I was using if you would like it

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    Thanks Joe, just looking at that for England (Of Course we would need more data) it appears to bust out all the main ideas I was looking at especially as the number of games seems pretty static, its going to be quite a large project, so it might be something I look at investigating over a period of time and once I have the data together then getting into an experiment, even if I look at this as a plan for FM11 (I could always run the experiment on FM07,08,09,10 - all installed on this comp and compare all of the results) to run the experiment out.

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    I have had a few ideas bouncing around in my head the last few days; and i have narrowed it down to two,

    1: Football Manager Academy;
    A sign up requiring 25 forum members, they all disclose a name, nation and position of a player they wish to join the game. I then add them into the 'Football Manager Academy'(editted GH Academy) aged 19 giving them 2 seasons to find a new club and move on from their. The sign up will consist of an elimination/last an standing format with several rounds to narrow it down the participants to 1 winner. The rounds will consist of "and they're off" a race to leave the Academy, the last 2 must leave the game., followed "Moving forward", the 2 players with the least first team appearances inside 6 months must leave the game, there will be many more interesting rounds to cut the players to the final 1.

    2: Or Scenario games; similar to the 'What If' series or something like that be they long or short. Something like England have lost Rio Ferdinand(irony wasn't intended), Wayne Rooney(Not pushing my look) and a few over top players before the world cup, can you guide them to recreating the victory of '66. Amongst some longer challenges along the lines of; A extremely patriotic Italian has taken the reigns at Liverpool, can you guide the scouse club to the premier league title with a team made up of only italians inside one season?

    Any ideas, comments(both good and bad) are welcome ;)

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    Anyone interested in a CSE World Cup sweepstake? No money or anything, just for fun. Could probably get 64 people to sign up so each team would have two users. Teams would all be random obviously. Yay, Nay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulHartman71 View Post
    Anyone interested in a CSE World Cup sweepstake? No money or anything, just for fun. Could probably get 64 people to sign up so each team would have two users. Teams would all be random obviously. Yay, Nay?
    Yay from me

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulHartman71 View Post
    Anyone interested in a CSE World Cup sweepstake? No money or anything, just for fun. Could probably get 64 people to sign up so each team would have two users. Teams would all be random obviously. Yay, Nay?
    I would have a go, gives the world cup another dimension a big YAY from me!

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    I'm in for bragging rights!

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    I'm in! Cannot wait for next week!

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    I'll take that as a resounding yes, I'll put the thread up in a few minutes.

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    I'm in as long as I can have Spain.

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    Has anyone said they are going to run a World Cup like someone did the other year yet? (I think it was WhoopyD but I can't be bothered to check!)

    You know the one - where you get to decide on the tactics and squads etc ...

    EDIT: weeeman27bob has on the last page. Any progress mate?
    Last edited by Greasy Chip Butty; 05-06-2010 at 22:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greasy Chip Butty View Post
    Has anyone said they are going to run a World Cup like someone did the other year yet? (I think it was WhoopyD but I can't be bothered to check!)

    You know the one - where you get to decide on the tactics and squads etc ...

    EDIT: weeeman27bob has on the last page. Any progress mate?
    Right, weeeman says I can go for it instead. I will post the opening post ASAP so I can get 32 CSE forum members started. My aim is to run it parallel to the actual World Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greasy Chip Butty View Post
    Right, weeeman says I can go for it instead. I will post the opening post ASAP so I can get 32 CSE forum members started. My aim is to run it parallel to the actual World Cup.
    I would definitely be interested in joining this. Whoopy D's one was brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenco View Post
    I would definitely be interested in joining this. Whoopy D's one was brilliant.
    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=211801 ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greasy Chip Butty View Post
    Thanks GCB, just spotted it and signed myself in!

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    I was actually thinking yesterday that I would do it but I just couldn't be bothered with the reports.

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    Interesting idea after having a discussion with a friend last night. We got ob the subject of Top Trumps, the old card game after seeing the advert for worldcup top trumps. I was wondering being the old card addict i was back in my younger years would anybody be interested in an fm/top trumps combination signup. I would require a sign up number of 20 members, to create 20 teams of 21 players.

    Each member would be given a starter pack of cards containing 21 randomly assorted cards(doubles can exist, so it is possible to have two Ronaldos). The players recieved in the pack would then be added to your squad in game(FM) minus doubles. The doubles can be traded to other members for different players you require or wish to have. I will add legends to the database to have alot better players there will be over 500 players you could recieve from young to old, decent to legendary like Pele or Zidane. I will set each players age back every season to keep it controlled(if it lasts that long).

    The transfer windows will be used to transfer players, whom the members have swapped on the forums. So if Member X swaps Pele for C.Ronaldo with Member B, then their respective teams will get those players. Easy.

    Depending on how well the members in game team performs the will recieve 'cash' at the end of every season.(yet to decide on that system) those points can be used to by more card packs and can then purchase better players.

    The idea is similar to that of FIFA Ultimate team but i will add in extra players like Pele and Zidane to add spice and fun.

    Any takers?

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    Sounds fun Fluorescent, I'd be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elnaith View Post
    Sounds fun Fluorescent, I'd be interested.
    It seems complicated to get started but once i have enough members nailed down, 10, 15, 20, 30(maximum, in two leagues.) and get the database adjusted i should be ok. Will see what the reception is like first.

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    I would be interested in such an idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartans5 View Post
    I would be interested in such an idea
    Well that is one more person to add to the list, making the grand total ... 2. But more than 0 i guess

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    That actually sounds quite fun fluorescent. I'd be interested

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    Sounds good Id join

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulHartman71 View Post
    Anyone interested in a CSE World Cup sweepstake? No money or anything, just for fun. Could probably get 64 people to sign up so each team would have two users. Teams would all be random obviously. Yay, Nay?
    Would definitley take part in this

    Quote Originally Posted by FlUoReScEnT aDoLeScEnT View Post
    Interesting idea after having a discussion with a friend last night. We got ob the subject of Top Trumps, the old card game after seeing the advert for worldcup top trumps. I was wondering being the old card addict i was back in my younger years would anybody be interested in an fm/top trumps combination signup. I would require a sign up number of 20 members, to create 20 teams of 21 players.

    Each member would be given a starter pack of cards containing 21 randomly assorted cards(doubles can exist, so it is possible to have two Ronaldos). The players recieved in the pack would then be added to your squad in game(FM) minus doubles. The doubles can be traded to other members for different players you require or wish to have. I will add legends to the database to have alot better players there will be over 500 players you could recieve from young to old, decent to legendary like Pele or Zidane. I will set each players age back every season to keep it controlled(if it lasts that long).

    The transfer windows will be used to transfer players, whom the members have swapped on the forums. So if Member X swaps Pele for C.Ronaldo with Member B, then their respective teams will get those players. Easy.

    Depending on how well the members in game team performs the will recieve 'cash' at the end of every season.(yet to decide on that system) those points can be used to by more card packs and can then purchase better players.

    The idea is similar to that of FIFA Ultimate team but i will add in extra players like Pele and Zidane to add spice and fun.

    Any takers?
    This sounds like a great idea, was thinking around the idea of sticker collections and that sort of thing and how that could be related to FM, this could well fit the bill

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    After reading posts in the FMS forum about winning as many continental competitions as possible I started my own challenge. I downloaded the New Zealand league along with a J-League add on and went about playing the game. The aim was to win the equivalent of the European Champions League over every continent so far I have won the OFC Champions League, North American Champions League, Asian one and the European Champions League. Starting unemployed it has been a hell of a journey and now I need the Libertadores and the African Champions League to complete the challenge.

    I thought of posting the challenge in here but I was not sure if there was a similar one already about or if there would be any interest at all. I was bored with FM until I started to do this challenge and it reignited my passion to play FM again. The reason I am not sure if anyone would be interested is you need a few leagues loaded and it can take a long time to complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcidBurn View Post
    After reading posts in the FMS forum about winning as many continental competitions as possible I started my own challenge. I downloaded the New Zealand league along with a J-League add on and went about playing the game. The aim was to win the equivalent of the European Champions League over every continent so far I have won the OFC Champions League, North American Champions League, Asian one and the European Champions League. Starting unemployed it has been a hell of a journey and now I need the Libertadores and the African Champions League to complete the challenge.

    I thought of posting the challenge in here but I was not sure if there was a similar one already about or if there would be any interest at all. I was bored with FM until I started to do this challenge and it reignited my passion to play FM again. The reason I am not sure if anyone would be interested is you need a few leagues loaded and it can take a long time to complete.
    I would be interested, but i am just keen to know did you dive straight in at the top level or pick the harder continents, start in the lowest league and build yourself up? As the latter would make for an extremely interesting long term challenge, i am busy at this time, running on sign up, having another in the pipeline and taking part in several sign ups, challenges etc myself But i am sure there would be interest in this

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    Started with semi-pro rep went to Auckland City in New Zealand they are one of the top 2 clubs there but were first to offer me a job. Once being there for three seasons I went to Wellington Phoenix in Australia took a few season there then off to America(MEX) in Mexico. Once I had won with them my reputation was quite high and Real Madrid were finishing outside the Champions league places, I was shocked when they gave me the job. After two season there and all that cash it was easy to win it. I then moved to Velez in Argentina to try and bag the Libertadores.

    I just wanted to post a challenge without too many rules, I think unemployed and up to semi-pro as starting rep can produce a good exciting game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcidBurn View Post
    Started with semi-pro rep went to Auckland City in New Zealand they are one of the top 2 clubs there but were first to offer me a job. Once being there for three seasons I went to Wellington Phoenix in Australia took a few season there then off to America(MEX) in Mexico. Once I had won with them my reputation was quite high and Real Madrid were finishing outside the Champions league places, I was shocked when they gave me the job. After two season there and all that cash it was easy to win it. I then moved to Velez in Argentina to try and bag the Libertadores.

    I just wanted to post a challenge without too many rules, I think unemployed and up to semi-pro as starting rep can produce a good exciting game.
    Yeah, it has the make-up for an extremely interesting game i might give this go

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlUoReScEnT aDoLeScEnT View Post
    Yeah, it has the make-up for an extremely interesting game i might give this go
    I will have to see if there is anymore interest, if there is it will be time to work on starting the thread.

    I see lots of people on the other forums moaning about losing interest in FM, I figured this challenge got me interested so it could do the same for other people.

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    Seems like a pretty good idea FL, I would certainly be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcidBurn View Post
    After reading posts in the FMS forum about winning as many continental competitions as possible I started my own challenge. I downloaded the New Zealand league along with a J-League add on and went about playing the game. The aim was to win the equivalent of the European Champions League over every continent so far I have won the OFC Champions League, North American Champions League, Asian one and the European Champions League. Starting unemployed it has been a hell of a journey and now I need the Libertadores and the African Champions League to complete the challenge.

    I thought of posting the challenge in here but I was not sure if there was a similar one already about or if there would be any interest at all. I was bored with FM until I started to do this challenge and it reignited my passion to play FM again. The reason I am not sure if anyone would be interested is you need a few leagues loaded and it can take a long time to complete.
    Took the liberty to already start the challenge sounds fun.

    Edit: Seems I have to start with non-real players though, most teams in the added leagues are devoid of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elnaith View Post
    Took the liberty to already start the challenge sounds fun.

    Edit: Seems I have to start with non-real players though, most teams in the added leagues are devoid of life.
    If you load players based in, it should be better ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    If you load players based in, it should be better ;)
    Tried that mate, leaves the Japanese teams still mostly blank, and New Zealand football populated with 16 yo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elnaith View Post
    Tried that mate, leaves the Japanese teams still mostly blank, and New Zealand football populated with 16 yo's.
    That seems weird as I know there are a lot of the NZ players in the database, at least for the NZFC, unless of course whoever created the league didn't use the actual teams in the database ;)

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    Oh there are real players in there, just not enough to make up good squads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elnaith View Post
    Oh there are real players in there, just not enough to make up good squads.
    Well that doesn't surprise me, we have no good players down here, and also no research, you probably have to try and get players from all the other teams haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elnaith View Post
    Took the liberty to already start the challenge sounds fun.

    Edit: Seems I have to start with non-real players though, most teams in the added leagues are devoid of life.
    Posted the challenge in a new thread, feel free to post there if you want to.

    Japan is usually full of regens and New Zealand has a few real players but loads of regens, success is easy there if you sign free South Americans. Also try the New Zealand national team as lots of them are available for nothing.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudi_Gutendorf

    Just read a thread about him in off topic football forum. Has the record for managing the most national sides. I wouldn't attempt that but might be an interesting challenge for some.

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    Hey, i mentioned a couple of days back about combining top trumps or a card game with football manager and i have started making the cards Looking at 15 a day in order to reach a basic level of 320 cards, 160 legends and 160 modern day players. To spice things up a little i was going to award more 'cash' to people who do well in other signs myself or something else might run. So you will recieve 10 FMC(Football manager cash) for completing a challenge like 'Defuges FM10 Challenge.' and also some point for completing small, 5 or 6 game challenges i will set over time. What does everyone think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoham View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudi_Gutendorf

    Just read a thread about him in off topic football forum. Has the record for managing the most national sides. I wouldn't attempt that but might be an interesting challenge for some.
    That would be an interesting challenge of some sort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoham View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudi_Gutendorf

    Just read a thread about him in off topic football forum. Has the record for managing the most national sides. I wouldn't attempt that but might be an interesting challenge for some.
    I'd love to try something like this, and actually might just do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    I'd love to try something like this, and actually might just do that
    Should I create a Challenge thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holyehsauce View Post
    Should I create a Challenge thread?
    Up to you really, im just going to have a quick look at it now, where to start and what nations i can make usable etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    Up to you really, im just going to have a quick look at it now, where to start and what nations i can make usable etc.
    Is there not a retain all players file out somewhere, that would make most nations playable but would put a strain on performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by joetheref View Post
    Is there not a retain all players file out somewhere, that would make most nations playable but would put a strain on performance
    I think so.

    My idea was to start off at FC Luzern which was the second club Rudi managed (and the first actual playable one) as a German Sunday League Footballer. From then on you would have to build up your reputation to a point in which countries actually want you to manage them, and then everytime a job for a country is available (considering you've never managed it before) you would have to apply for the job. The Aim: Manage more national teams then Rudi aka 19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joetheref View Post
    Is there not a retain all players file out somewhere, that would make most nations playable but would put a strain on performance
    Not sure, but im trying a game with just the English Leagues loaded and retaining all players from each continent, and yeah it slows performance quite a bit.

    Its taking its time loading haha, but im expecting quite a lot of nations to be loaded.

    Quote Originally Posted by Holyehsauce View Post
    I think so.

    My idea was to start off at FC Luzern which was the second club Rudi managed (and the first actual playable one) as a German Sunday League Footballer. From then on you would have to build up your reputation to a point in which countries actually want you to manage them, and then everytime a job for a country is available (considering you've never managed it before) you would have to apply for the job. The Aim: Manage more national teams then Rudi aka 19.
    I was just thinking of either starting unemployed, or at a really low ranked nation

    Number of National Teams i can manage: 177
    Last edited by Charlesbeams; 10-06-2010 at 21:40.

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    Hey, all after taking part so far in the CSE World Cup, i was wondering would be enjoy a full season version for the premier league, so on August 14th the person who draws Manchester City faces off against the person who picked Tottenham, they pick starting 11, subs, tactics etc. Then the week later the next round starts, so it follows the premier league season. They can only play with the players which their real-life counterparts have, to test real manager ability instead of buying the same 10 players and winning the league everytime.

    What does everyone think?

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    get all players of the same name t play both club and country

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    I've noticed a lack of short challenge games recently, acidmonkey seems to be the only one with any out. May bring something out soon, haven't done anything on here in a while. Gonna get holidaying on FM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberto922 View Post
    I've noticed a lack of short challenge games recently, acidmonkey seems to be the only one with any out. May bring something out soon, haven't done anything on here in a while. Gonna get holidaying on FM.
    I did have 6 or 7 lined up, but none load up on any file sharing sites

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlUoReScEnT aDoLeScEnT View Post
    Hey, all after taking part so far in the CSE World Cup, i was wondering would be enjoy a full season version for the premier league, so on August 14th the person who draws Manchester City faces off against the person who picked Tottenham, they pick starting 11, subs, tactics etc. Then the week later the next round starts, so it follows the premier league season. They can only play with the players which their real-life counterparts have, to test real manager ability instead of buying the same 10 players and winning the league everytime.

    What does everyone think?
    Sounds a good idea, but would also be a big commitment on your part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenco View Post
    Sounds a good idea, but would also be a big commitment on your part.
    More than happy to put in the hours The sign up theard is open now

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    An idea and description I wrote up, comments?

    I’m only a Physiotherapist, I promise!

    ‘I’m only a physiotherapist, I promise!’ pits you, believe it or not, the physio, at one of the world’s biggest clubs where you make people, er, better. Seriously though, you’re a pure genius when it comes to physiotherapy. Some call you The Magician; some even believe you went to school with a boy named, Parry Hotter. Rather suspicious, you are.

    Your magic is, however, not conducted using a wand (generally anyway), quite contrary to what many believe, but by the use of performance enhancing drugs. Illegal and, more than likely to land you in deep dog dodo. But that isn’t the point: you haven’t been caught yet, so your ‘magic’ can carry on and hopefully, help your team out a little.

    Basically: the forum members who sign up will get cash, each month to purchase new drugs. Each drug has different properties and, using FMRTE I will edit player stats, heal the team etc to represent these properties. For each time an individual or the team benefits from the changes, the forum member earns a point.

    sound good>?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoham View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudi_Gutendorf

    Just read a thread about him in off topic football forum. Has the record for managing the most national sides. I wouldn't attempt that but might be an interesting challenge for some.
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    I'd love to try something like this, and actually might just do that
    Have been slowly playing through this managing a fair few national sides, just without any success haha.

    Im at my 7th national side (including u-19/21/20/23), hopefully i can get to a decent side though and get into some competitions, most have been fairly poor nations.

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    Thinking of creating an experiment, may or may not post it up. The story is, a few rich footballing fanatics from Luxembourg many years ago had the dream that their nation would become one of football's greats. They built an academy with state of the art technology which cost £40M to build. Many young stars will progress from Luxembourg in an attempt to make their country a world force.

    Might actually do it and holiday for a while first, if it goes well I'll think about doing it. The Luxembourg Akademie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    Have been slowly playing through this managing a fair few national sides, just without any success haha.

    Im at my 7th national side (including u-19/21/20/23), hopefully i can get to a decent side though and get into some competitions, most have been fairly poor nations.
    I'm on my 14th now, although most have them have been top nations and I've stayed at each one for around two years. I'd imagine that I'll beat 18 provided I carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    I'm on my 14th now, although most have them have been top nations and I've stayed at each one for around two years. I'd imagine that I'll beat 18 provided I carry on.
    I finally got around to some better nations, and finally got somewhere in a competition with New Zealand, they are about as good as ive had so far.

    Im also on 14 now, that includes u-19 etc, but i generally leave when i fail to qualify for something or lose in a competition.

    Ive still not been to the world cup in 2025 now, im hoping to get there with New Zealand for 2026.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlesbeams View Post
    I finally got around to some better nations, and finally got somewhere in a competition with New Zealand, they are about as good as ive had so far.

    Im also on 14 now, that includes u-19 etc, but i generally leave when i fail to qualify for something or lose in a competition.

    Ive still not been to the world cup in 2025 now, im hoping to get there with New Zealand for 2026.
    7 more nations in just four days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    7 more nations in just four days?
    Haha yeah, like i said i generally just leave if i dont qualify, and some of the nations i didnt even have a chance to do anything with.

    Also had a problem with South Korea, i managed them for about a week but the game kept crashing, so i had to resign to continue the game

    Longest time ive spent at a nation is 1year 8months with DR Congo.

    Im hoping to spend a bit longer with New Zealand, i mean this could be my first chance to win something the OCE Nations Cup

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    Ok, trying to think of ways to compare players from match to match, easy enough for outfield players as you can compare passes, shots etc but what about Goalkeepers? So far I have shots saved and that's all I could think of. Can anybody think of any other stats you can use to compare 'keepers?

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    I have not contributed much to this forum in the past (a few attempts at the big challenges which always peter out.......) but for a while i have had 3 or 4 quite simple challenge ideas, thought i would share incase anyone fancies them.

    There are a quite a few really creative and quite complex challenges using modified db etc, but mine are just simple and using default database. The ideas are just "skeleton" at the moment and not likely to be as indepth as the others but here goes:


    1) Rebuilding England - Think i saw somewhere someone doing a challenge to play as england only with players not born in england which gave me this one. The rules would be one of 2 things: A) Starting at the default game point you must manage england but only pick players who have no caps at all for the national side (under 21 etc are fine). See how long it takes you to win a major championships. B) a slightly easier version would be to holiday until after the world cup in game time, take over england but the FA have banned all players who took part in the world cup fiasco from england duty indefinately. So you must never pick any of the 22 who went to South Africa.

    2) Scandanavian Challenge - Simple. load up a game with all scandanavian leagues, starting in the lowest league of any of the nations, you must try to win the top division in each nation and see how long it takes. Usual types of challenge rules but you can move club anytime etc

    3) British Isles challenge - Simple again, exactly the same as the above but load up England, Scotland, Wales, NI and Eire leagues. Rules would be that you cannot start in england, but can start in the lowest league of any of the other countries. Again challenge is to win top titles in all countries

    4)Single season success - A long term game but based on single seasons at any club. This one is a bit loose in my mind but something along the lines of loading up 5 or 6 nations, starting with a random club in any division in any country. You then are challenge to win as many different honours over a 10 year period as possible. Honours including wining any level of league, but the main rule is you can spend no more than one season at any club. You must resign from your current club the day after the league you are in ends.

    Of course these might be a) Bollocks or b) have been done before!

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    Well I set up a Non Capped Challenge which was to qualify for the WC, not have a pre WC friendly then select a whole squad of uncapped players. Was quite popular for a little while.

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    A small, easy sign up. Basically I will use my two long term saves which are no longer in use and people play the role of scout and they have to guess the C.A. and P.A. They would get 5 points for getting one correct, 3 within 5 and 1 within 10. Not sure which parts of the players attribute page should be covered up and also is it viable and any other things do i need to give thought about?

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    Hello CSE forum. This is my first post here for years! Since Sunderland had that nightmare season and I suggested simming their season up to christmas before going on a rescue mission. Impossible.

    I just rescued my FM2010 disc for a newly acquired computer and thought I would celebrate with a challenge. Or an idea for one. Someone stop me if this has been done:


    Golden Oldies Challenge

    Pick a Premiership team, any Premiership team. You have to replace their squad with outfield players aged 33+ and GKs aged 36+. You may not select original club players, or younger players, in any starting XI or bench for a competitive match. You don't have to sell them all but it might help. Avoid the drop and avoid the sack!


    I got the idea after starting a Top to Bottom challenge variation with Leeds, tried to make it more interesting by only signing aging but proven internationals. Turns out some of them aren't bad.

    Yea or ney?

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    Well the name is already in use for a similar challenge started less than a week ago - Link

    They're both decent idea's but I think the amount of initial changes people will need to make to their squad will put them off, as you can see the one I linked doesn't have any replies yet.

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    Oh. You know i reckon i saw that name subconciously. Wierd cos i viewed most of the other threads around it.

    Oh well thats my plan anyway. I find it massive fun turfing out half a team in favour of ridicious players. Rivaldo ftw!

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    After my challenge wasn't nominated for any awards (especially the hardest challenge), I had to think of something. And yes, I have another idea now.

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    Title: The Asian Colonial Challenge (name subject to change)

    This is an extension of greenwhitearmy/crouchaldinho's Britain and India Challenge. This challenge gave me a fantastic idea of expanding to all the former Asian colonies!!! This is probably the hardest challenge I've thought of so far.

    The summary of this challenge:

    1) Improve the quality of a Middle Eastern, Indian Subcontinental, and Asia-Pacific club
    2) Win the Asian cup and qualify for the world cup with the nation you are managing in, or managed previously
    3) Go to your major nation and go win the domestic title and Champions League with a player from each region in your squad - they all must be
    squad regulars
    4) Win the World Cup and European Championships with your major nation

    Step 1:

    A - Choose a Middle Eastern, Indian Subcontinental, or Asia-Pacific club (excluding Australia! ). They don't have to be the worst club, but it has be a relegation-threatened club with the lowest leagues with relegation, or the worst club in nations without relegation. Win the domestic title twice with this club, and at a minimum reach the Semi-Finals of the Asian Champions League before moving on to your second club
    B - Move on another club in one of the other two regions. You can manage in Australia if you want, but you can't manage with Wellington Phoenix because they're a New Zealand club. Repeat the objectives in part A
    C - Move to the final area you haven't conquered in, Repeat A and B

    Step 2:
    Very simple (on paper at least ). Win the Asian Cup with one of the three nations you managed in. You can win the trophy if you only managed in one nation as well, but you have to win the domestic title before you can get the job. You can technically finish Step 2 before Step 1. Also don't forgot to qualify for the World Cup!

    Step 3:
    TIme to prove yourself in Europe! You finish this step when you win the domestic title and Champions League with a regular from each of the 3 nations you have previously managed in. Doesn't matter where you take a job with. Just keep doing what you've been doing in Asia!

    Step 4: Win the World Cup with your major nation!

    Other Rules:
    • No limit of how many leagues you can load, but you have to at least load 4! (Your colonial power, and the three regional nations. More details below)
    • Any XML file is allowed
    • Please scout a player before you sign him. You can also trial if you want
    • Player Naming is allowed
    • Tactic discussion is allowed
    • Fake players are allowed
    • Screenshots please - the manager one is mandatory when you start!!!
    • And finally, please have fun lol

    Major Nations and the Colonies - you have to load the major nation and one from each region. You can of course load more if you want but these are the mandatory ones.

    Britain (Load at least one of England, Wales, N. Ireland, or Ireland. Or all four if you wish. But you have to win the World Cup with the nation you manage. If you manage in England, you have to win the world cup with England.)
    - Middle East (Aden Protectorate (Yemen), Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Transjordan (Jordan),
    Trucial Coast (UAE))
    - Indian Subcontinent (Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka)
    - Asia-Pacific (Australia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Samoa, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Hong Kong)

    France
    - Middle East (Lebanon, Syria, Yemen)
    - Indian Subcontinent (Pondicherry, India; Karikal, India; Yanaon, India; Mahé, India; Chandernagore, India)
    - Asia-Pacific (Guangdong, Shanghai, Tianjin, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam)

    Netherlands
    - Middle East (Yemen, Iraq)
    - Indian Subcontinent (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India)
    - Asia-Pacific (Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam)

    Portugal
    - Middle East (Iran, Bahrain, Oman)
    - Indian Subcontient (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar)
    - Asia-Pacific (Thailand, Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia, (Nagasaki/Isehara, Japan), Timor)

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    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    This is an extension of greenwhitearmy/crouchaldinho's Britain and India Challenge.
    Just Crouchaldinho's actually.

    Any thoughts?
    I like it. Good narrative and potential for a long-term challenge.

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    Cheers crouchy!

    I'll wait for a couple more people to comment on this before starting it. I need to refine a couple things first and expand on some of the areas. I might change a rule or two. I want to give this challenge a test run for FM10 before FM11 is released.

    I actually had originally thought of including the Americas and Africa as well, but I'll stick with the region I know best, and let others start a challenge of the other continents.

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    like the sound of that challenge Rancer. It looks fun but also Evil at the same time. Would give it a go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almondo View Post
    like the sound of that challenge Rancer. It looks fun but also Evil at the same time. Would give it a go
    I had an even eviler thought tbh. Never wrote it in that post though. It would be too mean.

    Will do a final write-up in a day or two to fix/clarify a couple things before releasing it.

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    Was looking back through some of the sign-ups that have failed over the years and came across this one by super_lampard. It's a very simple but appealing idea if you ask me and it's a shame it didn't go further, I'm thinking of attempting to re-do it. I could have it finished by the time FM11 comes out (going on the usual October release date) providing I get it up and running in the next few days and I'm pretty sure super_lampard would have no objections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoopy D View Post
    Was looking back through some of the sign-ups that have failed over the years and came across this one by super_lampard. It's a very simple but appealing idea if you ask me and it's a shame it didn't go further, I'm thinking of attempting to re-do it. I could have it finished by the time FM11 comes out (going on the usual October release date) providing I get it up and running in the next few days and I'm pretty sure super_lampard would have no objections.
    Go for it. I'd definitely join in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoopy D View Post
    Was looking back through some of the sign-ups that have failed over the years and came across this one by super_lampard. It's a very simple but appealing idea if you ask me and it's a shame it didn't go further, I'm thinking of attempting to re-do it. I could have it finished by the time FM11 comes out (going on the usual October release date) providing I get it up and running in the next few days and I'm pretty sure super_lampard would have no objections.
    It looks good and I would join mate.

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    Ok well I've PM'd super_lampard just to check he's alright with it, if I haven't heard from him within a couple of days I'll go ahead and open it up, as I said before I'm sure he won't mind.

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    count me in too, that would be a pretty intriguing sign up

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    I was disappointed at the time not to be able to go further with it, so by all means give it a go as long i am reserved a place

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    Quote Originally Posted by super_lampard View Post
    I was disappointed at the time not to be able to go further with it, so by all means give it a go as long i am reserved a place
    Done and done

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    I had a thought earlier today for a sign-up. There have been some great footballing brothers, and in other sports there have been great families, like the Mannings in American Football. How about a footballing family sign-up. I would have each user create two brothers and their father, and we would see which family would earn the crown of best football family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartans5 View Post
    I had a thought earlier today for a sign-up. There have been some great footballing brothers, and in other sports there have been great families, like the Mannings in American Football. How about a footballing family sign-up. I would have each user create two brothers and their father, and we would see which family would earn the crown of best football family.
    That would be good. So how would it work. Points for winning things, scoring things, international caps. Or have I totally mis understood it.

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    I haven't fleshed out the details of a scoring system yet, but there would be some way of measuring it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartans5 View Post
    I haven't fleshed out the details of a scoring system yet, but there would be some way of measuring it out.
    Well either way you can count me in if thats ok.

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    I have an interesting challenging idea (yea another one lol), but I need to get some info first.

    We all know that Red Bull are really investing into sports these days, including football, so here's are all their teams:
    • Red Bull Brasil (Brazil)
    • Red Bull New York (MLS)
    • RB Leipzig (Germany)
    • FC Red Bull Salzburg (Austria)

    I also know these corporations are into their football clubs:
    • VfL Wolfsburg (Volkswagon)
    • Vauxhall Motors (Vauxhall Motors)

    The question I'm asking is there any other corporations that are heavily invested in football teams? And preferably, more than one like Red Bull?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    I have an interesting challenging idea (yea another one lol), but I need to get some info first.

    We all know that Red Bull are really investing into sports these days, including football, so here's are all their teams:

    • Red Bull Brasil (Brazil)
    • Red Bull New York (MLS)
    • RB Leipzig (Germany)
    • FC Red Bull Salzburg (Austria)


    I also know these corporations are into their football clubs:
    • VfL Wolfsburg (Volkswagon)
    • Vauxhall Motors (Vauxhall Motors)


    The question I'm asking is there any other corporations that are heavily invested in football teams? And preferably, more than one like Red Bull?
    Carlsberg. They sponsor the following football clubs:

    FC København (Denmark)
    OB (Denmark)
    Liverpool
    Hamburger SV
    Toronto FC

    etc

    Link to Carlsberg sponsorship page

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    But that's just sponsorship ain't it? PSV are/were? And possibly a Russian team with cars iirc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    Carlsberg. They sponsor the following football clubs:

    FC København (Denmark)
    OB (Denmark)
    Liverpool
    Hamburger SV
    Toronto FC

    etc

    Link to Carlsberg sponsorship page
    Cheers MikaelS. I don't think they sponsor Liverpool anymore, and they definitely don't sponsor TFC (BMO sponsors us), but thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minisav View Post
    But that's just sponsorship ain't it? PSV are/were? And possibly a Russian team with cars iirc.
    I just want to find corporate companies heavily involved with football, since Red Bull are the only ones who seem to seem to actually have the cash to rebrand football clubs...

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    Yeah, that was why I suggested PSV. The original team were workers for Philips. They've had Philips sponsor them since sponsors started in the Dutch league in 1982!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rancer890 View Post
    I have an interesting challenging idea (yea another one lol), but I need to get some info first.

    We all know that Red Bull are really investing into sports these days, including football, so here's are all their teams:
    • Red Bull Brasil (Brazil)
    • Red Bull New York (MLS)
    • RB Leipzig (Germany)
    • FC Red Bull Salzburg (Austria)

    I also know these corporations are into their football clubs:
    • VfL Wolfsburg (Volkswagon)
    • Vauxhall Motors (Vauxhall Motors)

    The question I'm asking is there any other corporations that are heavily invested in football teams? And preferably, more than one like Red Bull?
    Bayer Leverkusen. They are owned by the medicine company hence Bayer. Im sure thats what my German teacher told me a few years back and he lived in germany for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nottingham Forest View Post
    Bayer Leverkusen. They are owned by the medicine company hence Bayer. Im sure thats what my German teacher told me a few years back and he lived in germany for many years.
    Yeah thats correct

    How about Suwon Samsung Blues, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Ulsan Hyundai FC from Korea
    Last edited by Charlesbeams; 18-09-2010 at 21:38.

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    I was just thinking that it would be a good idea in this part of the forum, that the topic headers start with either [C] for challenge, [S-U] for sign ups and [E] for experiments. Just to make it easier for the reader to identify each quickly, for example. Probably just going be told its pointless, but heh, just an idea.

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    Ok, so here's the list of teams with either ownership or kit sponsorship:

    Red Bull
    • Red Bull Brasil (Brazil)
    • Red Bull New York (USA)
    • RB Leipzig (Germany)
    • FC Red Bull Salzburg (Austria)

    Carlsberg
    • FC København (Denmark)
    • OB (Denmark)
    • Havant and Waterlooville (England)
    • HSV (Germany)
    • Tottenham (England)

    Emirates
    • Arsenal (England)
    • AC Milan (Italy)
    • Olympiakos (Greece)
    • HSV (Germany)
    • PSG (France)

    Samsung
    • Suwon Samsung Blue Wings (S. Korea)
    • Chelsea (England)
    • Chivas (Mexico)
    • Swindon (England)
    • Palmeiras (Brazil)

    Hyundai
    • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (S. Korea)
    • Ulsan Hyundai FC (S. Korea)

    Vodafone
    • Olympiakos (Greece)
    • Al-Ahly (Egypt)

    Philips
    • PSV Eindhoven (Holland)
    • PEA FC (Thailand)

    These are corporations that sponsor at least 2 football teams, although I would like to compile a list where they sponsor/own at least 4. I have only found 4 (Red Bull, Emirates, Carlsberg, and Samsung) so far.

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    I'm thinking of starting a new challenge come FM11. Will post details up when it starts. It is something I want to do, but will post up so others can join in too.

    Setting off, it sounds like a normal challenge. take a small club from BSN/S to the top etc. But its all about youth, where you can only sign players uunder 20. You start by downloading one of three edited games, with a new club with top class youth facilities. You must then see if you can, using only youth and youth products make it to the top, never signing a player older than 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satio View Post
    I'm thinking of starting a new challenge come FM11. Will post details up when it starts. It is something I want to do, but will post up so others can join in too.

    Setting off, it sounds like a normal challenge. take a small club from BSN/S to the top etc. But its all about youth, where you can only sign players uunder 20. You start by downloading one of three edited games, with a new club with top class youth facilities. You must then see if you can, using only youth and youth products make it to the top, never signing a player older than 20.
    It's a little similar to the 'Give Youth a Chance' challenge, and also similar to WH's "You can never win with kids" thread. I reckon if you have a club with top facilities, maybe have them start at level 11 with some other parameters. Just my opinion.

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    Just a note, if I'm in one of your signups, I might not post for a while as I deal with a laptop issue (or well more of an adapter issue while I try and find a new one...). Please don't kick me out of any signups and I'll hopefully resolve my problem asap.

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    I don't get it. Why does people start various challenges now when only the beta is out? I mean, you can't play the game fully.

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    People may be starting long-term games even only on the demo, so now seems the time for some of the smaller challenges to capture people's attention.

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    I had an idea while playing FM10 for a challange it goes like this

    The ABC challange

    Load selected nations for Instance A = Austria B = Belgium (or Brazil) c= Croatia..and so on through the alphabet

    Now pick a club in Country A and get them to win the title, Cup etc and after move on to Country B and manage a club following the same as Country A

    The only problem i can forsee with this is different countries Reputations...unless you set your manager rep to Automatic then it might be ok...

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