I pay mine around £200 (I can only offer £240 though).
I pay mine around £200 (I can only offer £240 though).
Decided to go for FC United like I did on 09
There is my profile picture, now to just get down to the scouting, trialing and wheeling and dealing of the unknown players, exciting it will be.
Anyone know any decent staff etc?
Any guidelines on the use of YouTube clips now that it's possible? Should we link to them rather than posting them direct? Is their use encouraged? If so, how much...what do people think?
ANyone shed any names on Assistant Managers they signed? Strugglign with it at the moment
Anyone had Concord Rangers come up yet?
Any tried the Twitter thing yet? Is it working?
How are the odds of a Canvey Island popping up? I am really interested in playing them this year.
Cheers Dafuge! Going to be a real challenge doing this in a two player setup
Nice one, advertised for a coach, and one of the guys who applied for the job would not discuss a non-playing role, not even as a player/coach.
So yeah.... I'm still trying to find staff. I was randomly offering contracts to just about everyone. I always negotiaged to 1p to see how far they would drop their origional offer. I just had someone accept my 1p negotiation.... on a full time contract. No idea whether he will come back and accept, but it was still a successful negotation.
Something seems horribly wrong with that, either that or someone else must love Chippenham town and be willing to volunteer tons of time (my scouts are probably some of the hardest worked people on the planet :P )
So perhaps highlights of really crucial games, plus a couple of the best goals?? Something like that?
Frustratingly, I have to wait until tomorrow to get my hands on Fm2011! But i'm looking forward to getting started with this challenge. YouTube clips could really add something to the end of season summarys.
Holidaying at the minute, but then I'm going to start. Torn between Matlock and Halifax at minute, think I'll go for Halifax though.
Holidaying at the minute. Torn between Matlock and Halifax at minute, think I'll go for Halifax though.
Hmmm, just lost 7-0 to Inverness in my first friendly. Squad needs a bit of work methinks.
Anyone recommend any players yet?
They either want to be a player, or player coach. so when i offer just coach, they want a ridiculous amount. SI have messed this area up this year. So hard to find a coach that will sign.
Edit: On the plus side, though, Mo Camara just signed for me as left back - as in, Mo Camara the ex Wolves player. Aha, 36, not that good but oh so very experienced.
Last edited by Satio; 05-11-2010 at 23:00.
Is there no minimum wage anymore? I just finally started looking at players to compile my shortlist. I randomly entered a few discussions with unattached players who I thought would have 0 interest (just based on the stats i can currently see - haven't scouted anyone yet), not only did they talk to me, but the wage demands seem way low. Is anyone else seeing this?
Lost count of how many time I've reloaded in hope of getting Colwyn Bay but seems the same ones keep coming up each time and only a few below 1000 have shown.
May have to give up soon
could really use a few ass man names?
Tooting and Mitcham (who have been promoted with me) seem to be signing everyone at the moment. Having a good pre-season but have just had my first barney with a player I'm transfer listing.
whats annoying me most right now is staff. Send an advert for coaches, get replies from youth coaches. Which is fine, but when you apply for a coach job and then will only discuss youth coach contracts or a standard coach contract with ridiculously high wage demans, its really gunna **** me off.
Well. I've had a good pre-season with six out of six though the opposition wasn't much to write home about. First game is away to Woking and already their manager is bitching about me. Off to be now, but tomorrow this is so on! Good luck everybody.
Loving the new media and opposing manager interactions, really fun going off on them.
On Holiday as we speak, cant wait to get going on this again,
Just have no idea who i want to be
shouldnt post when had a few beers thats a CANT not a CAT
After 5 hours.. I gave up and settled for the lowest club I came across: Bansbury.. They got a neat logo, so it's alright.
Here we go!
There's a June 24th save there also
Based on people's posts my chances of getting Windsor & Eton seem pretty slim.
Alright for some, Michael. I've got the same board, they agree to no such thing. Probably because I released players, they didnt like it and they didnt like the amount of compensation I had to pay out either ha.
Got one of my quickest goals so far, 23 seconds.
Last edited by Satio; 06-11-2010 at 00:27.
Have managed to get FC United save. Going to try tomorrow for a Burscough one for a bit. If not, FCUM it is. Can't now as I have to get ready to go out.
What's the lowest rep team anyone has got loaded so far?
Aha, I just got a funny news item after commenting on a manager, and I quote:
When I saw the title in my news items, I got well confused.Is there life on Mars?
Speaking to a journalist from thenonleaguefootballpaper.com, current manager John Rambo insinuated that life on Mars was more likely than Nicky Law winning any trophies this season.
Just won my opening league game, although a staggeringly inept linesman almost robbed us of it. At 1-1 in the second half, we swung a corner into the box, it was headed back across goal to my striker, who nodded it in. At all times from the delivery of the corner, to the header across goal, to the scoring header, Worcester had two defenders and their goalkeeper glued to the goal line, yet my striker who nodded it in was flagged offside. Luckily we picked ourselves up, got ahead in the last ten minutes and then Worcester's 'keeper gifted us a third in injury time with an own goal
The usual squad reshape from me. 19 ins, 20 outs. Signed a few people I went to school with too, always a bit of fun.
After viewing 1036 profiles and histories, 139 players were selected to undergo further review..... I can't wait until I have proper scouts to do the initial filtering in the future :P Now then, does anyone have some scouts I can borrow to sort through these 139? I need the best 20 or so within the week so we can get this season moving!
After a draw and a win at the start of the season, I thought things might go well. Another four games later and I sit on no more wins, just four defeats. A re-think in strategy tomorrow.
Is it just me, or are there a lot of fouls and yellow cards being handed out?
Last edited by Satio; 06-11-2010 at 01:39.
Im struggling to find any decent goalkeepers
Face pack is out for anyone who was waiting.
Last edited by evry1sfavedave; 06-11-2010 at 02:09. Reason: Date correction
Decided to have a go at this challenge this year. Don't have a clue what I'm doing as I've never managed a lower league team before so could be interesting how this turns out. Grabbed the save on the 24th so I didn't mess up the setup and decided to go with Kingstonian.
Manager Profile screenshots:
done my first season. here is my pre season game one;http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/i...Overview-1.png
here is my fa cup screenshots
this is were i finnished in the leauge
ive just done my pre season for season two so here it is had few good games but could done better
game one: http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/i...n_Overview.png
so here go's season two
After trying to get prtscr to work with fn, alt and ctrl I found out it only works when FM is in window mode so I don't know why it's not working in full screen as I just get the page of the browser up. Anyone got a fix for that I would be very grateful to know.
Welsh Wizard - Colwyn Bay - BSN - 2010/11 - Pre-season
Being only 35miles away and in Wales it was my first choice.
Looking at the squad improvements are needed but nice to see recognisable players like Michael Lea, ex-Man United youth player and Jon Newby, who had a brief spell at my home town club and managed 0 in 11 which was not his longest spell without a goal to say the least
Predicted to finish 22nd but told the board to expect a mid-table finish. Now to get some staff and better players. Wish me luck ;)
Last edited by Welsh Wizard; 06-11-2010 at 03:59.
Ugh, searching for coaches took forEVER. Really hard to find someone that'll sign for the measley bucks that is still half decent...
Thankfully i got a Physio of 11 with no effort and I started with a scout.
Back after a season's hiatus...
Once again going for the hometown club. This time instead of the mighty Witton Albion- its The Trickies (ridulously over-rated, though Im sure it won't stop me stuffing it up). Still the locals are known to be sane, considered, intelligent people- so Im sure they'll have lots of patience.
Last edited by Surferosa; 06-11-2010 at 04:44.
Despite having a full-time job, a five-month old baby, and a seriously crappy laptop, I'm going to give this a go, using Welsh Wizard's Chesham save. Expect an update every four-and-a-half years...
Tiverton Town 10/11 Pre-season
Well, we had a pretty good pre-season run to be honest. I signed a bunch of players to make the team one that will at the very least stay up but hopefully be a mid to high table contender.
The three big games we had in pre-season were to our Affiliate clubs with the following results:
2-3 Plymouth (coming back from 3-0)
I was already having a serious look at Ryan Limb but he sealed the deal with his cracking goal against Plymouth which he backed up with a goal and an assist in the game against Torquay and an assist via a rebound off the keeper after a brilliant breakaway run against Exeter allowing Dinsmore to score. I'm hoping for big things from him.
First game of the season was a 1-1 draw with Maidenhead and our season ticket sales are 94 up from 75.
Tonbridge Angels here.
this Liam O'Brien fella and he looks pretty sweet to me. And he has tonnes of potential too according to my crappy coach (didn't want to pay for a specialist scout so found a decent coach with decent scouting instead).
Tommy Amos seems like a decent find as well. 11 pace = mental in this league.
Brought Elvis Hammond is as well, who's got a Ghana cap. I actually feel sorry for the poor bloke - this has gotta be a low point in his career.
O'Brien looks alright but I start to squirm when the eccentricity gets over 10. I like sane goalkeepers.
Amos looks like the business. He should prove a handful at this level.
Did this last year and loved it, so i'll get involved here this time.
Starting with Hendon(save file actual had Ashton, Hendon, and Harrow all 1000 reps)
Time to start hiring/scouting/selling/signing a bunch of players/staff. *wow physio is @15, nice*
I'd be shocked if I don't get these guys promoted this year, of course I expect to start out a bit rough.
Yep, the Dafuge challenge is definitely back. Proof - I've just had the most nerve-wracking first game of the season since the 2010 challenge.
Altrincham v FC United
Altrincham 1 - 0 FC United - James Sinclair (22)
Altrincham 2 - 0 FC United - Michael Twiss (31)
Altrincham 3 - 0 FC United - Michael Twiss (47)
Looked pretty grim, so I took Sami Ameobi off and put Omar Koroma on 50 minutes, as well as 2 other subs. This happened...
Altrincham 3 - 1 FC United - Omar Koroma (51)
Altrincham 3 - 2 FC United - James Poole (68)
Altrincham 3 - 3 FC United - James Poole (79)
Whilst I admire the comeback, I'd appreciate if my players did that STRAIGHT AWAY!
I've still doing the reloading dance. Man this reminds me of last year where I spent 3 days reloading.
I decided against using a "public" savegame with Chippenham. I want my very own
Don't think my strikers were at their best in my second lead game, against Blyth. 15 shots, 3 on target Took a 93rd minute goal to snatch us a point.
I decided to start my first try at this challenge with Truro [ profile 1 , profile 2 ] . Three months ago i had a savegame with Truro i promoted them from level 7 [using SuperBladesman's great work on expanding the English league] to the Premier League when my save got corrupted enjoyed very much the time i played with them.
Marine has its very own Jamie Carragher impersonator. Hassan Bacchus has now scored own goals in two consecutive games, including this beauty against Alfreton. Thankfully we went on to claim the win, as late goals are so far the order or our day. In my three games so far we've had a 95th minute winner, a 93rd minute equaliser and an 87th minute winner.
That was a cracking own goal Terk. Just magical.
I'll give a published attempt at this this year ..... chosen my most local team of Matlock FC.
Hopefully I've managed the link adding bit correct at first attempt ................ ?
Last edited by TheMadMonk; 06-11-2010 at 10:42. Reason: Didn't manage the Image link until 3rd attempt !!