Ive just started a save to play around with until fm12 rls
yes, i just watched iron man :P
oh wow. Started with Weymouth and im terrible! taking a few months off FM and ive lost my groove
lost my first 5 games of the season then signed 2 great wingers. wona game 3-0 and started thinking i might be able to turn the season around
then we lost 6-3 :\
I did the challenge with Weymouth this season. really enjoyed it, never managed to win the champions league in my 20 seasons. Was runner up last season but I havent been able to continue as ill never finish it before FM12 release. Next season I will participate in the thread and post my updates. cannot wait!
this time friday night ill be playing ! woowoo!
Def start the thread Daf - this is one of the best challenges out there!
It'll be up at some point on Friday evening.
Great news, Daf. Peer pressure WORKS :-)
It'd be silly for a challenge with over 4,000 posts not top be reposted, somebody else would have posted it anyway.
Brilliant news. Cant wait to get going
woohoo! cant wait
great news. Will probably run the FM12 challenge alongside the big euro Challenge.
I think they were looking for someone with 7 Champions Leagues
Is the .ddt file required to start the challenge? Just wondering if I should start my dafuge game right at game launch or wait until dafuge posts the new thread.
well gonna start holiday manager now and hope that the rules are pretty much the same as last year going for chippenham as that is who i always play so not worried about who else comes up in my saves so guess i dont need the full list of promotion candidates
Last edited by jsar; 20-10-2011 at 23:33.
AFAIK the DDT file only retained players for the tier 7 clubs. You can do this manually this year through the Database Size>Custom>specify conditions>players in division then select the 3 tier 7 divisions English Isthmian League Premier Division, English Southern League Premier Division and English Northern Premier League Premier Division). This is on the new game overview screen at set up.
setting up my game right now. Thanks for the tip drmanly
quick question @ dafuge. Does that mean I can finally manage FC United on FM12?
Last edited by lawstraljan11; 21-10-2011 at 10:43.
what I mean is, is dafuge making some kind of new league for the lower teams? As low as FC United are, coz I really want to play as them for a good challenge!
Last edited by lawstraljan11; 21-10-2011 at 10:57.
FC united are in the Northern Premier League Premier Division so can be played if they get promoted
no. its not about custom leagues.
What you do is holiday for a year and see who gets promoted to the BSS/BSN. Then use one of those teams and take them to glory
oooooh good thing I didn't wait for anything to be released. so then there is no need for me to download anything in order for me to do this? it's just about luck eh?
Sorry my post may have been ambiguous. What I was saying was that you can now make sure that when the clubs do get promoted to the BSN or BSs they'll have the right players. You used to have to use a special file. Apologies for any confusion caused.
Looking forward to the new thread.
I'm going to be in here for the first time in my FM career as my favourite team, St. Albans City, were relegated to step 3 last season. So, it's time for me to take on the famous Dafuge's challenge!
Sorry for the double post but the update day is now the 24th not the 25th!! So save your game on the 23rd of June for reloads!
awesome crouchy. welcome
just waiting on dafuge to wakeup/get home from work
thanks for the update drmanly. could have been bad there :P
hmmm im starting to think it may take me awhile before i see met police get promoted
if anyone sees them, please upload the save. ill do the same for any hard to get requests
Good news on the 2012 challenge coming up again. Will start it on Sunday when I'm back home.
I will be back for another year Who to be thats the question? Been Carshalton, FC United and Colwyn Bay the last 3 times.
I've been reloading a few times and kept a few saves. No-one jumping out at me yet. Need to see the rankings. Harrow has only come up once - don't know how they fare in terms of rank
haha same Lanthal.
FC United seem to be the team that get promoted the most at the moment for me. The "rare" ones i have saved are canvey island, carshalton, hitchin, marine, redditch and worksop. maybe there are others that i just didnt notice.
I have seen Met Police yet which is making me really sad, mainly because its nearly midnight and i should be in bed
Reps from the FM12 db:
Met Police will probably be nigh-on impossible to get.Code:English Isthmian League Premier Divison Team Rep ---------------------------- Lewes 1400 Lowestoft 1350 Carshalton 1350 Hendon 1300 Kingstonian 1250 Bury Town 1200 Billericay 1200 Tooting & Motham 1150 Wealdstone 1150 Harrow 1150 AFC Hornchurch 1100 Margate 1100 Canvey Island 1100 Wingate & Finchley 1000 Hastings Utd 1000 East Thurrock 950 Cray 900 Horsham 850 Concord Rangers 800 Met Police 800 Leatherhead 750 Aveley 700 English Southern League Premier Division Team Rep ---------------------------- St. Albans 1350 Cambridge C 1150 Weymouth 1100 Redditch 1100 Bedford 1050 Hitchin 1050 Oxford City 1000 Chippenham 950 Banbury 900 Chesham 900 Swindon S 750 Leamington 700 Cirencester 700 Brackley 700 Barwell 650 Hemel Hempstead 650 Bashley 650 Evesham 600 Stourbridge 600 Arlesey 550 Totton 450 Frome 400 English Northern Premier League Premier Division Team Rep ---------------------------- Chester 1500 FC United 1450 Northwich 1400 Stafford 1250 Bradford PA 1150 Hednesford 1150 Worksop 1100 Marine 1100 North Ferriby 1050 Matlock 1000 Chorley 1000 Nantwich 950 Chasetown 950 Kendal 950 Ashton Utd 900 Buxton 850 Frickley 850 Burscough 800 Whitby 800 Stocksbridge 750 Mickleover 650 Rushall 650
oo thanks for that. kinda gives me hope though.
I ended up getting Croydon Athletic last season and they were only 700. who knows, maybe ill get lucky?
wouldnt want to be a Frome supporter though :P
also howd u get the reps?
Via the editor. If someone wants to have a look themselves, just load the db, make a Competitions search for "English", pick the league you want to check, then go to "Teams" and sort by the "Reputation" header.
Chasetown, Cray, Totton and Whitby really interest me up to now but likely be impossible. Will reload quite a few times so will upload any rare ones I see.
Love the Tooton Badge
Im almost at the reload point. Hope to see Banbury United appear. at 900 Rep could be a while.
St. Albans City rated way too high. That'll change come the Xmas update!
I've only just got back from work, so it may be a little later than I'd hoped.
Will still be this evening though, although it might mean I'll start the thread without really testing it properly first.
Any thoughts on the setup this year? Does the ability to add leagues on the fly change anything?
Someone mentioned something about the ddt file not being necessary this year ?
I still think the challenge should be as authentic as possible, meaning the league setup should be the same as usual.