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    Must stop signing players and give the squad time to gel.......

    I really should know by now to sign the bare minimum to get me through to nov/december when the best players finally get off their high horses and are willing to talk. Now I have too many decent but not top quality players and almost to my wage budget. Unless injuries get bad, most of these players will never see the pitch and are signed long term. Hopefully they will drum up some interest from other clubs and I can re-offload a few.

    If your just starting, go easy at the start! Give your scouts plenty of time to pick out the best talents. You may lose out on a couple of them, but by and large they are being just as snobby to everyone else offering them contracts as well. Come the second part of the year they will talk to you finally, and even their starting 1k offers can be brough down to 200-250/wk or so.

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    Have now finished pre-season and I am very happy with the squad I have put together so far, I think my attacking options are excellent.

    First game now, will report back in five minutes

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    FC United 0-1 Worcester

    Well I expected more than that, although at 1-0 down we did get reduced to 10 men early in the second half, think we could have got at least a point if it wasn't for that.

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    The date for my first rivalry game has been set! On December 10th, Chippenham town will travel to neighbors and fierce rivals Blue Square Bet Premier League side Bath City. While we will clearly be huge underdogs, I'm hoping the fact that its a rivalry game will help overcome yet another horrid draw for us in the early rounds of a cup. If we can pull off the massive win it just might be the boost the team needs to get our season turned around.

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    What a game I've just had. Bradford PA in the FA Trophy 1st Round.

    FC United 7 - 1 Bradford PA

    Greg McDermott was unbelievable this game. 2 assists, his one to James Poole is absolutely brilliant, as was his goal. Unfortunately, he got injured late in the second half

    Mesca was on top form as well, but so were the entire team!

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    Just a swift update, my results so far have been 1-0, 4-1 and 3-0 wins! Lets hope it continues throughout the season,

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    Absolutely gutted! - An absolutely dramatic late comeback where my injured striker (was out of subs) scored the brace to bring us level on 90 minutes. To my dismay, 5 minutes of stoppage time were added. 5 minutes???? Really??? Of course the inevitable occurred and with 3 and a half minutes of added time gone Hampton & Richmond scored from a corner. There was a blatant foul in the box on the goal as the striker bowled over my CB to get to the ball, but of course it wasn't called.

    Mannion came close to yet another equalizer in the 95th but it just wasn't meant to be. Someone needs to look into that referee though, 5 minutes of added time.... you'd think we were playing at Old Trafford or something....

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    Final standing after 1st season - 12th



    Not bad, not bad. Time to build...

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    A good pre season there.

    3 wins against teams playing at the same level and a draw away to Redditch, decided not to have the reserve friendly, didn't want to be embarrased!

    A good start to the league too with a draw away to Altrincham, in truth we could and maybe should have won the game, dominating possession.

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    HENDON DONS:SEASON REVIEW 2011/12


    Media Prediction: 22nd
    Actual Position: 1st


    Squad

    RECORD

    WINS-26
    LOSSES-6
    DRAW-10

    Table

    BEST SIGNINGS:

    Full Transfer List

    GARY NOEL: ST/AMC, Signed 2 years/ $220/week Age:20
    Games played: 39
    Goals scored:26
    PK's:4
    Assists:7
    MoM:9
    Avg Rating: 7.28


    WILLIAM EKONG: DC, Signed 2 years $525/week Age: 17(at start of contract)
    Games Played:47
    Goals Scored: 6
    Assists: 1
    MoM: 6
    Yellow Cards: 9
    Red Cards: 1
    Tackles Won/90: 1.70
    AVG Rating:7.28


    Jason Norville: ST/AMC. Signed 2 years $575/week Age: 27(at start)
    Games played: 33
    Goals scored:14
    PK's:0
    Assists:8
    MoM:4
    Avg Rating: 7.17

    BEST WIN:

    5-1 to clinch the BSS title against Farnborough at Home.

    Worst Loss:

    FA Trophy 1st round loss to Weymouth 2-4.


    Thoughts:

    I'm quite content with how these guys played, and always was keen on promoting throughout the season.
    My big problem this year was wage management, and the lack of depth, whenever an injury occurred, I would have
    very few options on the bench, and often time had to play guys in positions they were not best suited for.
    The board is certainly not doing me any favors making it incredibly hard to get financial support from a parent team.
    Lastly, it's going to be nice for next season to have some capable backups, which I expect most of this years signings to be.
    Starting out strong is nice, and looking to carry momentum through to next year. I hope I can sign some guys without breaking
    the wage budget, and I really hope that the budget itself increases at all. I am not looking forward to next season if adjustments
    can't be made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pickemgenius View Post
    HENDON DONS:SEASON REVIEW 2011/12


    Media Prediction: 22nd
    Actual Position: 1st


    Squad

    RECORD

    WINS-26
    LOSSES-6
    DRAW-10

    Table

    BEST SIGNINGS:

    Full Transfer List

    GARY NOEL: ST/AMC, Signed 2 years/ $220/week Age:20
    Games played: 39
    Goals scored:26
    PK's:4
    Assists:7
    MoM:9
    Avg Rating: 7.28


    WILLIAM EKONG: DC, Signed 2 years $525/week Age: 17(at start of contract)
    Games Played:47
    Goals Scored: 6
    Assists: 1
    MoM: 6
    Yellow Cards: 9
    Red Cards: 1
    Tackles Won/90: 1.70
    AVG Rating:7.28


    Jason Norville: ST/AMC. Signed 2 years $575/week Age: 27(at start)
    Games played: 33
    Goals scored:14
    PK's:0
    Assists:8
    MoM:4
    Avg Rating: 7.17

    BEST WIN:

    5-1 to clinch the BSS title against Farnborough at Home.

    Worst Loss:

    FA Trophy 1st round loss to Weymouth 2-4.


    Thoughts:

    I'm quite content with how these guys played, and always was keen on promoting throughout the season.
    My big problem this year was wage management, and the lack of depth, whenever an injury occurred, I would have
    very few options on the bench, and often time had to play guys in positions they were not best suited for.
    The board is certainly not doing me any favors making it incredibly hard to get financial support from a parent team.
    Lastly, it's going to be nice for next season to have some capable backups, which I expect most of this years signings to be.
    Starting out strong is nice, and looking to carry momentum through to next year. I hope I can sign some guys without breaking
    the wage budget, and I really hope that the budget itself increases at all. I am not looking forward to next season if adjustments
    can't be made.
    Nice result pickmegenius. Curious though, how did you release all those players in early Feb 2012? Thanks.

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    Currently 13 league games in (mid November), sitting in 21st place with 3 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses. The first 5 matches went quite well but now we've had 1 win and 7 losses in our last 8 league games.

    Had a good FA Cup run beating Corinthian-Casuals, Staines (on a replay in ET) and Farnborough (on a replay) before drawing Walsall in the first round and getting thrashed 5-0.

    Drawn against Nuneaton in the FA Trophy so would like to win that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timers View Post
    Nice result pickmegenius. Curious though, how did you release all those players in early Feb 2012? Thanks.

    They were all 6 months or less, so I went in to offer mutual termination, and the first guy declined, so I went to release him on a free and it just released. him at no cost. So I cut some budget waste(none of those guys were playing) so my board would be less angry at me

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    Got up a bit early so played a few games before work. Current situation:

    As you might have noticed, the highest AvR keeps coming down. After a half-decent start, things arent going well now. We're also out of both cups.

    I've got a bit of a problem though - suddenly the matches arent working in most 3D views - 2D works and top down 3D works too, but everything else doesnt: example. Anyone got any ideas why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    I've got a bit of a problem though - suddenly the matches arent working in most 3D views - 2D works and top down 3D works too, but everything else doesnt: example. Anyone got any ideas why?
    Could be a bunch of things, do you have the newest drivers for your video card?

    Edit: Heading to sleep after this post, if you do have the newest drivers it could be your card over heating possible, or a bad install of the game.

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    To confirm my earlier post,
    Mr. Baritone Trouble, the new manager of Chesham United
    Preseason going well, probably a little too well ... but just wish I could get the darn emblems to download!
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    This is getting stupid. I have now 2 machines doing reloading in order to get Chippenham and I've spent most of the weekend doing so. What the f... have my computers against Chippenham

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    We all hate it when it happens to us, but I do enjoy a late winner.

    Staines were tipped to beat us comfortably but we put in a gutsy effort on the back of a busy schedule. My left back finished on 30%. Seriously lacking a bit of depth to ride through these congested fixture lists.

    We are in 6th though which is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quavis View Post
    Must stop signing players and give the squad time to gel.......

    I really should know by now to sign the bare minimum to get me through to nov/december when the best players finally get off their high horses and are willing to talk. Now I have too many decent but not top quality players and almost to my wage budget. Unless injuries get bad, most of these players will never see the pitch and are signed long term. Hopefully they will drum up some interest from other clubs and I can re-offload a few.

    If your just starting, go easy at the start! Give your scouts plenty of time to pick out the best talents. You may lose out on a couple of them, but by and large they are being just as snobby to everyone else offering them contracts as well. Come the second part of the year they will talk to you finally, and even their starting 1k offers can be brough down to 200-250/wk or so.
    So far my scout hasn't recommended a player who I like. All of my better signings were recommended by the ass man or coaches, so I do recommend scouting every player that is recommeded in the Backroom Advice and the ass man's report screens.
    What I did wrong is panic a bit and give some players who were at the club and out of contract new deals. I've managed to shift a couple of them on free transfers, but the others are just rotting in my reserves. All of my other signings will be involved in the first team in some way, even if its as cover.

    Just like nearly everyone else I'm over my wage budget and I still need to find and sign another DM at the very least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    This is getting stupid. I have now 2 machines doing reloading in order to get Chippenham and I've spent most of the weekend doing so. What the f... have my computers against Chippenham
    And now I'm even getting a team with rep 600 promoted.. dammit

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    And now I'm even getting a team with rep 600 promoted.. dammit
    Is it Mickleover? Was eager to play as them, just for the name really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaritoneTrouble View Post
    Is it Mickleover? Was eager to play as them, just for the name really.
    nope its Eversham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santa View Post
    That sucks...I hope it gets resolved quickly.
    thankully it went through in a few days terrible start to the season tho will update later or tommorrow
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    Morning guys,

    Cant believe I forgot about this?!

    After my attempts to get Farnborough into the dizzying heights of League 2 on FM10 I've decided to give this another go.

    Really hoping I can get Croydon Athletic; if anyone has a save where they get promoted, please drop me a line.

    Also, FM10 was having problems with the .ddt file on my mac; is there still a problem? Are people with MAC's able to play this alright?

    Gonna start tonight, come on you... err... CROYDON(S)!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yidd0! View Post
    Morning guys,

    Cant believe I forgot about this?!

    After my attempts to get Farnborough into the dizzying heights of League 2 on FM10 I've decided to give this another go.

    Really hoping I can get Croydon Athletic; if anyone has a save where they get promoted, please drop me a line.

    Also, FM10 was having problems with the .ddt file on my mac; is there still a problem? Are people with MAC's able to play this alright?

    Gonna start tonight, come on you... err... CROYDON(S)!!!
    I haven't seen Croydon yet, but head over here to find savegames already available.

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    Unlucky, Mikael. At times it does feel like the reloading is mocking you! Keep at it and I'm sure they'll come up soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drmanley View Post
    Unlucky, Mikael. At times it does feel like the reloading is mocking you! Keep at it and I'm sure they'll come up soon!
    It really does. Well i could just take the savegame already here but I want my own. One that hasn't been played before or will be played by others. Weird i know, but I like it that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    nope its Eversham.
    http://community.sigames.com/showthr...d-(-w-Large-DB) There's a Chippenham save here mate I don't suppose you still have the Evesham save?!! I come from Evesham, but doubt I would ever be lucky enough for them to appear

    edit...seems like you know already,, silly me

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    Quote Originally Posted by qazaqaz View Post
    http://community.sigames.com/showthr...d-(-w-Large-DB) There's a Chippenham save here mate I don't suppose you still have the Evesham save?!! I come from Evesham, but doubt I would ever be lucky enough for them to appear
    I sure do. Give me a sec and I'll upload it.

    Quote Originally Posted by qazaqaz View Post
    edit...seems like you know already,, silly me
    hehehe quite alright. I've done this challenge the last 2 (3?) years and I always want my own save for it. If I use a save that others use, then the players generated will be the same and I don't want that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qazaqaz View Post
    http://community.sigames.com/showthr...d-(-w-Large-DB) There's a Chippenham save here mate I don't suppose you still have the Evesham save?!! I come from Evesham, but doubt I would ever be lucky enough for them to appear
    Here you go.

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    Thank you! And good luck with the Chippenham hunt. So long as I get Evesham to finish ahead of Redditch for the 1st season, that will be enough for me (very close proximity rivals)!

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    Anyone got any kits for these teams yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    I haven't seen Croydon yet, but head over here to find savegames already available.
    Yeah, I tried over there already mate. I'll pay in blood and kindness for the chance to play as them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yidd0! View Post
    Yeah, I tried over there already mate. I'll pay in blood and kindness for the chance to play as them.
    If I stumble upon them, I'll let you know

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    After my North Ferriby save got cocked up, i've now restarted this challenge as Chippenham.

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    Some amazing low rep teams appearing! Would love the challenge of Evesham but I'm already stuck into my Tiverton Town game. One of these days I'm going to make a pilgrimage to the UK to watch them play, for no other reason than I've used them in this challenge .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanthal View Post
    Some amazing low rep teams appearing! Would love the challenge of Evesham but I'm already stuck into my Tiverton Town game. One of these days I'm going to make a pilgrimage to the UK to watch them play, for no other reason than I've used them in this challenge .
    hehehe I have the same feeling with Chippenham. I even bought a Chippenham replica t-shirt

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    Either way, If I cant make Croydon work - I'll settle for someone else. I'm not going to spend all night loading up, screw that!

    Mentioned this earlier, but I doubt I explained properly:

    Are any of you using a Mac/Macbook to play this? I just experienced a few problems with the .ddt file on FM10, dont know if this has been changed or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    hehehe I have the same feeling with Chippenham. I even bought a Chippenham replica t-shirt
    If nothing else, FM is a great advertisement for leagues and teams that people would never have heard about or considered before. I know my knowledge of the football world has been greatly broadened because of my exposure to FM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanthal View Post
    If nothing else, FM is a great advertisement for leagues and teams that people would never have heard about or considered before. I know my knowledge of the football world has been greatly broadened because of my exposure to FM.
    I remember a story back on CM99/00 where icelandic player Andri Sigursson were roaming. A Brazilian guy playing CM99/00 phoned the icelandic club Andri was playing for and wanted an autograph

    It just shows how far this game takes us

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    Got no gaming done yesterday So on for a big session today (nothing better to do). Congrats to pickemgenius, who I saw got Hendon promoted and to anyone else who's reports I've missed.

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    Really struggling with injuries and the over crowded fixture schedule at the turn of the year.

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    Never tried this before, so looking forward to it. Used the saved games thread to be Banbury and am about to start season 1. If there's a problem with my profile in terms of the rules - there shouldn't be - someone can let me know and I'll fix it and if not, good luck all!

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    Think I've fixed the location of the .ddt file for mac, while running on steam (might be an idea to put this on the OP Dafuge)

    The location to put the .ddt player file is as follows:

    Finder>>[user name]>>Library>>Application Support>>Steam>>SteamApps>>Common>>Football Manager 2011>>Data>>DB>>1100>>edt

    Haven't had the chance to test it yet as I'm at work, but will do later tonight.

    Christ, that's long winded!

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    It's a bloody nightmare around christmas! So many games! My players were absolutely ratted but still pulled more wins than anything else. It's calmed down a bit now in Feb, thank god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanthal View Post
    It's a bloody nightmare around christmas! So many games! My players were absolutely ratted but still pulled more wins than anything else. It's calmed down a bit now in Feb, thank god.
    It's utterly horrible. Over that period I got just two wins in eight league games

    And FM11 has thrown up a new dilemma for me. Signed a young striker at the start of the season on £70p/w wages. He wanted a contractual rise to £250p/w after playing 20 league games for the club. I was pretty confident that he'd not play that many games for us this season as he was signed purely as back up and prospective talent for future years. But injuries and fatigue have now seen him play 19 games, he's easily my 3rd best striker and is useful to have, but I can't afford the £180p/w bump that he'll be due if he plays another league games for us

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    My players are feeling the toll of having a few games re-sheduled near the end of the season : A good few games in a short period of time has knocked our chances of getting a decent top half finish, securing just 5 points from a possible 18. Having said that, January was a good month.

    Hoping to string some wins together to solidify our position in the table.

    If I were you Terk, I would go for it and not worry to much about the increase. I'm about £400 over my budget this year, and it hasnt even been a good year.

    Ed: I possibly just led about the good top half finish - the tables pretty close, and with just four or five games to go, positions from 6th downward look possible if we were to play how we just did (4v0 win)
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    Tell a lie, the MAC .ddt didn't work.

    Great....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satio View Post
    If I were you Terk, I would go for it and not worry to much about the increase. I'm about £400 over my budget this year, and it hasnt even been a good year.
    I've had to give him his wage rise after Ndumbu-Nsungu went down with the flu. We're still just about hanging onto a play-off place, but we'll need to seriously pick up our form in the last 15 games if we're to stay there.

    I would seriously appreciate it though if opposition managers stopped saying Bagshaw needs to be stopped. Since they all started coming out with this before every single one of our games he's been pathetically poor, scored only once in God knows how long and I can't find any way to get him back into good form.
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    Confirmed: MAC problem fixed...

    This is what has to be done for the players dafuge has in the .ddt file.

    Open Team Holland .ddt and add the players from the dafuge .ddt file for it to work. You will unfortunately have no viable proof that it worked, but it's the only method I can think of. For some reason, even when I edit the "RETAIN_PLAYER" "4329 (etcetc)" to display properly, it wont pickup the file, so I've just had to add it to the Team Holland retainer.

    I'll post up the edited file later on tonight and see if any of you mac users can get it going properly, but I'm sticking with this... Cant be arsed with having to deal with this anymore lol.

    BTW, I'll be FC United. Selecting and saving tonight.

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    I hope everyone has a better season than my first.

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    SEASON REVIEW – 2011/12



    Personal Prediction/Expectations – Mid Table
    Media Prediction – 20th
    Board expectations – Avoid relegation
    Actual Position 19th


    SEASON SUMMARY
    • League
    After a decent pre-season, the bookies were expecting us to do quite well. An initial 3v0 defeat wasn’t how we planned it to start, and eight games in, we had lost six games – five of them being in a row. Thankfully, an FA Cup win against Banbury sent the players’ morale up and we got out of our losing streak. A Yo-yo set of results followed, a couple of draws here, wins there and defeats over there. January hit and proved to be a great month, securing twelve points from a possible fifteen and scoring ten goals. I got second in the MOTM – gutted. Things began to look up for us as we slowly climbed the table, but as the end of the season hit, so did the losing bug. We had one last game against the champions, a win would definitely save us, so would a draw, but grabbing either one would be difficult. We got a draw – few. To be fair, though, we deserved a better league position but fell apart at the first and last hurdle. The middle of the season was good, though.

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    • Cups
    The FA Cup didn’t see us go far, losing out in the 4th Rnd Quali against Altrincham, 3v1.
    A Similar story followed in the FA Trophy, where we fell to a 1v0 defeat at the hands of Hyde in the 1st Rnd.
    • Transfers
    Some signings proved to be pretty useful, others not so much – my wage budget was buldging at every side, overflowing by £300, dragging us into more and more debt as the months went by. Over £90,000 had been lost by January. To be honest, the transfers weren’t ever looked at enough to be worthy of signing each one I did, and its something I need to sort out next year.
    LOOKING FORWARD
    Next year I will obviously be aiming to, having stayed in the league, get promoted, be it via the playoffs or the top spot. However, the financial trouble I had the season gone I want to try and fix, a little by ensuring I am under our wage budget and by flogging some players. But the biggest thing is getting the team right, goodbye deadwood hello shiny metal.


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    Marine			       BSN			19th	    N/A

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    At least you did better than your media prediction

    Things just getting worse and worse for me, taken only 12 points of the last 36 available. Just dropped outside the play-off places and can't see us picking up in time to make it back in. Oh well.

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    After a shakey pre-season my Chippenham team seemed to gel just in time for the opening game of the season, as we comfortably beat maidenhead 3-0.

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    Not a bad start to the season, with a loss to Telford who look strong but bouncing back with consecutive 3-0 wins.

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    top of the league in february, things going brilliant, then the next month was terrible 7 first team players injured for 5 weeks + and all went down hill from there and finnished 10th

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    Well thats that, my wage budgets the same but I'm still lacking in real numbers for my squad. Can't sign anyone without releasing anyone - of which I need pretty much the whole squad that i currently have. I see this being a season for good tactics then and hard working training.
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    Started the season with a rampant 3-0 win and have since notched up 3 draws and a loss. It's not very flattering, but most of those games were away against promotion chasers. So i'm quite pleased with the start.

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    Don't know whether to be Kendal or North Ferriby, having had great games in the past with both, can someone please decide for me. First suggestion will be taken.

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    Have just taken control of Evesham United. Looking forward to the challenge of taking a 600 rep team to champions league glory! Have played these kinds of games on my own for years, have never signed up to the challenge. Look forward to getting involved!

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    What did I do wrong with my screenshot?! Just want to make the photo come up....

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    good luck with Evesham, hope you can sign a couple of good players with that small rep of yours. Do better than me anyway!

    Use this link, mate: http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/...rofile1011.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovehopepeace View Post
    What did I do wrong with my screenshot?! Just want to make the photo come up....
    http://s1140.photobucket.com/albums/...rofile1011.jpg

    Click your photobucket image, and on the left there's a box saying 'Share this image', copy the 'Direct Link' url and post that instead.

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    Just snared a 2-0 win over Harrogate at home. Only our 2nd clean sheet of the season.

    EDIT: In our 29th game, to put that into perspective.

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    Going to try again, this time with FC United of Manchester. I tried with North Ferriby but failed pretty badly (and forgot to post my manager profile on here), I was bottom of the Blue Square North and definately heading for relegation. Made too many rushed decisions at the start which cost me.

    I think I can do okay with United now that I know what to expect. Profile http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/2615/manprofile.jpg

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    I'm not one much for player naming, and I appreciate that some people don't particularly like to have good players hinted to them (I'm one), but I thought I would recommend this beefcake of a centre back to y'all.

    Beastly

    He many not look like much. Average tackling, poor marking...but he's immense in the air, pretty fast and has good decisions. An absolute rock.


    Last edited by SuperRedditch; 08-11-2010 at 18:17.

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    Funny you should mention him - just waiting for a contract response from him at present. Certainly looks good!

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    Here we go, determined to get a result in this one.

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    I've just started playing again for the day. Should have a mid-season update soonish as I'm now through 16 games now.

    Just played my first rivalry game. It was looking good and I had a 1-0 lead until midway through the second half. An Own goal let them back into the game, and they stole a winner late in the 87th . We gave away far to many free kicks right out in front of goal which led to scoring chances. I was missing my key midfielder for the match due to injury and I really think it was a winnable game.

    That game also bounces us out of the FA Trophy and ends our cup runs for the year. This should free up any fixture congestion for the rest of the year and I hope we can use that to stay rested and ready for the league games.

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    Nantwich Town FC - Blue Square North - Season Review - 2011/12

    Media Prediction: 22nd
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    Overall a mixed season. We were unable to get any consistency all season. As one point it looked like we might be able to sneak into the playoff positions but a run of injuries ended that dream. Our biggest problem was a lack of quality up front which cost us points in games we should have won easily.


    FA Cup: Lost to BSN champions Telford on a replay

    FA Trophy: Lost to fellow BSN side Vauxhall

    Transfers 1, Transfers 2: Brought in a completely new squad, going way over my wage budget in the process.

    Squad: A good squad mostly but a bit weak up front and on the wings.


    Key Player Profiles:

    Gregory Hartley: The best player in the squad I started with. His high eccentricity attribute helped add some excitement to the season!

    Karlton Watson: The star player in the side. If it wasn't for him the season might have been a disaster.

    Callum Driver: I bought him because my coach rated him highly when he came on trial. I only noticed he had a marking score of 4 after the season had finished! Even with that weakness he had a good season though.

    Emerick Hippias: My highest goalscorer, with 13 goals in 38 games. His form was as inconsistent as the teams as a whole. I'm hoping for more from him next season.


    Career Overview:

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    2011/12   Blue Square North        9th
    Next Season: I'm aiming for a playoff position next season, assuming the board will let me strengthen my squad.

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    Words can't describe my delight. FC United 3 - 0 Leyton Orient. What an upset! McPike secured it with an absolute wondergoal from 25 yards out for the second goal in 68 mins. I changed from my usual attacking 4-2-4 to a 5-4-1 which payed off remarkably well, we were defending for practically the whole game bar the three attacks which led to the goals. Defence were absolutely brilliant and onwards we head to the 3rd Round! Don't think I could have got a much better draw, Chelmsford or Crewe.

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    Nice result, Bartman

    9th is a solid start to build from, RobDwy Hope you can push for the play-offs next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennuk View Post
    Don't know whether to be Kendal or North Ferriby, having had great games in the past with both, can someone please decide for me. First suggestion will be taken.
    Think you should start with Kendal... :P

    As I got sick of waiting for Whitby to pop up so instead became the new manager of North Ferriby United.

    Hoping to give the challenge a real go this year, despite being quite a slow player. The furthest I got in previous years was League 2 with Whitby on FM09.

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    Considering that this goal was scored by my centre back, I'd say that it's a pretty nice hit.

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    Hi guys is there any reason i cant do this challenge as Cambridge City? It is on the list in the opening post so i cant see why not unless their rep is too high.
    Thanks in advance.

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    No, you can be anyone on the list.

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    Does anyone have any logos for Level 7 teams that they could upload somewhere?

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    Thank you oldhammad, quick response

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    There's a nice surprise around every corner. I made a couple new signings on a free that I didnt think my board would allow to go through as I was over my budget already. But, they did and now I sit nearly £600 over my wage budget a week, pushing us to the -£200k mark.

    But on the plus side of this, the team are comfortable in their new roles in my simplistic 4-4-2 with specific player instuctions. It seems to be working as I sit 3rd, W6, D1, L2. The main issue I'm having is with my defence letting goals through eg: I have conceded 1 goal in all bar one of my wins.

    I think I might be able to solve this problem with an achor man and narrowing the defence, probably also with a more defensive mentality on one of the centre backs. Hopefully that will do the job.
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    I promise I will get bored of YouTube videos soon, but I have to say that this is probably the best goal scored against me this season. James Gilpin; knowingly lobbed.

    Decided to take a 'softly, softly, catchee monkey' approach with Bagshaw and it seems to be paying dividends as he has five goals in his last four games

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    Hastings Utd - 1st Jan Update 2011/12

    One word sums up the first half of our season, 'Inconsistent', we can win 5-0 just as easily as lose 5-0,

    We are sitting 11th currently, 8pts off the play off places.

    We have on occasion got to within 2 pts of the play offs but then fell away again due to our inconsistent performances.

    I shouldnt have been to surprised after the revolving door at the start of the season, most of the incomings have played their part but there have been a couple of stand outs

    Christian Montano has been a Legend, 19 goals in 21 Games tells it own story, when he is out we really struggle

    Toni Silva has been in great form on the right wing with 8 assists and 4 goals

    Andrew Milne on the left has also chipped in with 6 goals but only the 1 assist

    All in all i am satisfied that we look like avoiding relegation and that was priority one,

    The play offs are an aim as only 8 pts off but we must find some consistency to get there

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    hello daf,

    starting challenge after massive 3 month paddy in 2010 after it crashed. just waiting till my old man is satisfied i have the cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartman View Post
    Words can't describe my delight. FC United 3 - 0 Leyton Orient. What an upset! McPike secured it with an absolute wondergoal from 25 yards out for the second goal in 68 mins. I changed from my usual attacking 4-2-4 to a 5-4-1 which payed off remarkably well, we were defending for practically the whole game bar the three attacks which led to the goals. Defence were absolutely brilliant and onwards we head to the 3rd Round! Don't think I could have got a much better draw, Chelmsford or Crewe.
    Great result Bartman!

    Don't tell 'em your name McPike!! (one for the more senior among us!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartman View Post
    Words can't describe my delight. FC United 3 - 0 Leyton Orient. What an upset! McPike secured it with an absolute wondergoal from 25 yards out for the second goal in 68 mins. I changed from my usual attacking 4-2-4 to a 5-4-1 which payed off remarkably well, we were defending for practically the whole game bar the three attacks which led to the goals. Defence were absolutely brilliant and onwards we head to the 3rd Round! Don't think I could have got a much better draw, Chelmsford or Crewe.
    Great result Bartman!

    Don't tell 'em your name McPike!! (one for the more senior among us!)

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    Nailbiting result against Altrincham in the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round, 3-3 with two goals in stoppage time, us giving away two penalties and having one man sent off. This season I must have given away 5/6 penalties already...

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    Out of interest, how is everyone's away form?

    Mine is:

    Home - Pld 9 / W 7 / D2 / L0
    Away - Pld 9 / W 1 / D2 / L6

    Really can't get my head around it. If I can sort it out I've got a chance of going up, if it continues it'll be curtains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terk View Post
    I promise I will get bored of YouTube videos soon, but I have to say that this is probably the best goal scored against me this season. James Gilpin; knowingly lobbed.

    Decided to take a 'softly, softly, catchee monkey' approach with Bagshaw and it seems to be paying dividends as he has five goals in his last four games
    Didn't know you spoke Spanish.

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    Hi you are now looking at the new manager of Cambridge City, my profile, looking forward to the challenge but i think this is going to be harder than last year with staffing issues. Good luck peeps

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    About to start the playoff final, fingers crossed.

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    Trying to get back into Football Manager. Starting this with Lowestoft (grew up around the area), wish me luck!

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    I am on the verge on giving up. I want to play my new FM game but all I do is reload, reload, reload

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy Wonka View Post
    Didn't know you spoke Spanish.
    Inbetweeners reference \o/

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    Anyone got any links for the logos and kits etc?

    Finally going to get round to starting my season properly tonight, after a poor first game of the season, I am hoping to bounce back next game.

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    I don't speak Spanish, but I know a person who does! Iván Campo ex-Spanish International who is now joining Lowestoft on a £230 contract!

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    Seeing as I cant find a Croydon save for love nor money, it beings here with FC United

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yidd0! View Post
    Seeing as I cant find a Croydon save for love nor money, it beings here with FC United
    I haven't seen them appear in any of my 20000000000 reloads.

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    AHHHHHHHHHH

    God Dammit i hate January

    Started 8 pts off playoffs with a thought that some consistency may seem us challange,

    Instead the only consistency we have found is that of losing,

    Have lost 4 from 5 and am now 15th and 13 pts off the play offs

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    Second game was a draw, first two games of the season were both home games, and only 1 point, was expecting much better.

    Two away games in a row next, at Hednesford and Guiseley, hopefully I can get our first win of the season

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    I am on the verge on giving up. I want to play my new FM game but all I do is reload, reload, reload
    If you don't find the team you want after a few hours of reloading, re-holiday. I'm not entirely sure why, but this seems to affect who goes up for me. I'm guessing the reputations of the non-league teams don't actually stay exactly the same as the game progresses through the first season, so in some saves it will have gone down a bit for your desired team making it harder to get, and in others up a bit. I had this save where I kept getting Nantwich every 15th reload or so, then holidayed again and didn't see them even once for the several hours of reloading it took to get Banbury.

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