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    Default FM12: Nottingham Forest Thread - Reminiscing Ol' Big 'Ed

    Welcome to the Nottingham Forest F.C Team Guide.




    You Reds!!!



    History

    Nottingham Forest Football Club is an English Association Football club based in West Bridgford, that plays in the Football League Championship. The club was founded in 1865 and became a founder member of the Football Alliance in 1889. Its first major success was winning the FA Cup in 1898. Forest spent much of the first half of the 20th century playing in the Second Division and their next major trophy came when they again won the FA Cup in 1959. Their most successful period came under the management of Brian Clough, between 1975 and 1993, during which time they won the English league championship, two consecutive European Cups and four League Cups. They played in the first season of the newly formed Premier League in 1992 and have subsequently suffered a number of promotions and relegations between the top three divisions of English football.

    Forest have been based at the City Ground since 1898 and its current capacity is 30,602. The ground was used as a venue for games during Euro 96 and hosted the FA Women's Cup final in 2007, 2008 and 2010. Contrary to popular belief the name "Forest" does not originate from Sherwood Forest, but from the Forest Recreation Ground just north of Nottingham City Centre which is where the club first played upon its formation in 1865 (though the name of the Forest Recreation Ground does in turn derive from a time when that ground was part of Sherwood Forest). The club is often referred to simply as Forest the name the club carries on their crest. Forest fans have a deep dislike of their club being referred to as Notts Forest. This is because Notts is the abbreviation of Nottinghamshire, hence Notts County, and not of Nottingham itself. The team are also called the Reds, due to the colour of their strip. The record number of appearances for the club is 692 by Bob McKinlay and the record number of goals scored for the club is 217 by Grenville Morris.

    The Brian Clough Era

    Forest were considered a moderate club by English league standards until the mid 1970s, when Brian Clough and his assistant Peter Taylor took the helm at the club, shortly after Clough's highly colourful, very controversial and ultimately disastrous 44 day tenure as manager of Leeds United. Clough became the most successful manager in the history of Nottingham Forest. He had won the league title with Forest's neighbours Derby County in 1972, and came to Nottingham Forest on 6 January 1975, after a 0–2 home defeat by Notts County, on Boxing Day, prompted the committee (Forest had no board of directors then) to sack the previous manager Allan Brown. Clough's first game in charge was the third round FA Cup replay against Tottenham Hotspur, a 1–0 victory thanks to a goal by Scottish centre-forward Neil Martin.

    Nottingham Forest won promotion to the top division at the end of the 1976–77 season after finishing third in the Second Division, but no-one could have predicted how successful Clough's team would be over the next three seasons. Nottingham Forest became one of the few teams (and the most recent team to date) to win the English First Division Championship a year after winning promotion from the English Second Division (1977-78 season). In 1978–79, Forest went on to win the European Cup by beating Malmö 1–0 in Munich's Olympiastadion and retained the trophy in 1979–80, beating Hamburg 1–0 in Madrid, at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, thanks to an outstanding performance by goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

    They also won the European Super Cup and two League Cups. Beside Shilton, key players of that era included right-back Viv Anderson (the first black player to play for the England national team), midfielder Martin O'Neill, striker Trevor Francis and a trio of Scottish internationals: winger John Robertson, midfielder Archie Gemmill and defender Kenny Burns. The club reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 1983–84 but were knocked out by Anderlecht in controversial circumstances. It later emerged that in the second leg, the Belgian club had bribed the referee but the referee in question had since died in a car accident and was hence not able to be held accountable.

    Nottingham Forest's next significant trophy came in 1989 when they beat Luton Town 3–1 in the League Cup final. For most of the season they had been hopeful of completing a unique domestic treble, but were beaten into third place in the League by Arsenal and Liverpool and lost to Liverpool in the replay of the FA Cup semi-final, originally held at Hillsborough, where 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death on terracing, the match was abandoned after 6 minutes. When football resumed they captured the Full Members Cup with a 4–3 victory over Everton. Clough's side retained the League Cup in 1990 when they beat Oldham Athletic 1–0. There was chance for more success in 1991 when Forest reached their only FA Cup final under Brian Clough and went ahead after scoring an early goal (Stuart Pearce free kick) against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, but ended up losing 2–1 in extra time after an own goal by Des Walker.

    Forest beat Southampton 3–2 in the Full Members Cup final in 1992, but then lost to Manchester United in the League Cup in the same season, both finals being played by a Forest team much weakened by injuries.

    Brian Clough's 18-year reign as manager ended in May 1993 when Forest were relegated from the inaugural Premier League after 16 illustrious years of top flight football which had seen a league title, two European Cups and four League Cups.

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    Honours

    First Division
    • Winners 1977/1978

    Second Division
    • Winners 1906/1907, 1921/1922, 1997/1998

    Third Division
    • Winners 1950/1951

    Football Alliance
    • Winners 1891/1892

    FA Cup
    • Winners 1898, 1959

    League Cup
    • Winners 1978, 1979, 1989, 1990

    FA Charity Shield
    • Winners 1978

    Full Members Cup
    • Winners 1989, 1980

    European Cup
    • Winners 1979, 1980

    UEFA Super Cup
    • Winners 1979

    Anglo-Scottish Cup
    • Winners 1977

    Bass Charity Vase
    • Winners 1899, 2001, 2002

    Brian Clough Trophy
    • Winners 2009 (29th August), 2010 (29th December), 2011 (22nd January)

    Dallas Cup
    • Winners 2002

    Football League Centenary Tournament
    • Winners 1988

    Nuremberg Touranment
    • Winners 1982

    Trofeo Colombino Cup
    • Winners 1982

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    Club Information

    Overview
    Nation: England
    Year Founded: 1865
    Reputation: National
    Legends: Stuart Pearce, Brian Clough
    Icons: John Robertson, Martin O'Neill, Des Walker, Peter Taylor, John McGovern, Nigel Clough, Ian Story-Moore, Stan Collymore
    Favoured Personnel: Michael Dawson, Kenny Burns
    Derbies: East Midlands Derby (vs Derby), Nottingham Derby (vs Notts Co)
    Fierce Rivals: Derby
    Other Rivals: Leicester, Sheff Utd, Notts Co, Mansfield


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    Finances
    Estimated Value: £16m
    Balance: £3,936,653
    Debt: £60m Gift Loan (Repayable on Departure of Chairman)
    Transfer Budget: See Below
    Wage Budget: See Below


    Facilities
    Stadium: The City Ground
    Capacity: 30,576 all-seater
    Season Ticket Holders: 14,000
    Under Soil Heating: Yes
    Roof: No
    Corporate Facilities: Average
    Training Facilities: Good
    Youth Facilities: Adequate
    Junior Coaching: Adequate
    Youth Recruitment: Average

    Staff
    Chairman: Nigel Doughty
    Chief Executive: Mark Arthur
    Manager: YOU!!!!
    Assistant Manager: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
    Coach: Bill Beswick
    Goalkeeping Coach: Paul Barron
    Goalkeeping Coach: Steve Sutton
    Fitness Coach: Alessandro Schoenmaker
    Youth Coach: Nick Marshall
    Youth Coach: Tasos Makis
    Youth Coach: Eoin Jess
    Physio: Andy Hunt
    Physio: Steve Devine
    Physio: Andrew Balderston
    Scout: Keith Burt
    Scout: Martin Wilkinson
    Scout: Alan Hill
    Scout: Glen Burdett
    Scout: Jack Barritt
    Scout: Ray Shaw

    Kits

    Nottingham Forest have worn red since the club’s foundation in 1865. At the meeting in the Clinton Arms which established Nottingham Forest as a football club, the committee also passed a resolution that the team colours should be ‘Garibaldi red’. This decision was made in honour of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian patriot who was the leader of the redshirts party.
    At this time, clubs identified themselves more by their headgear than their shirts and a dozen red caps with tassels were duly purchased, making Forest the first club to ‘officially’ wear red, a colour that has since been adopted by a significant number of others. Forest is the reason behind Arsenal's choice of red, having donated a full set of red kits following Arsenal's foundation in 1886.


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    Squad Review

    Goalkeepers

    Lee Camp - #1 - Camp has been Forest's #1 since he was signed in 2008, Now also Northern Ireland's #1 Camp should have enough about he to keep his place for the foreseeable future.

    Paul Smith - #21 - Smith spent the latter part of last season on loan to Middlesbrough, The want away Goalie is a very good back-up for Camp, but his lack of first team chances may tempt him with a move away from The City Ground.

    Karl Darlow - #38 - If Smith does want a move away then Darlow would be an adequate back-up for afew years atleast.

    Dimitar Evtimov - # - Dimitar is the reserve team's goalkeeper and 4th choice at the club, he is already good enough as back-up and has the potential to push for a first team place.

    Prospects - Karl Darlow, Dimitar Evtimov

    Overview - The goalkeeping position at Forest is one of real strength. You have four keepers at the club on full time deals, with two being senior and two being youngsters. Lee Camp would be your obvious first choice and whilst Paul Smith is an able back up, he isn't worth keeping if you need some funds which in my opinion you could do with. Whilst Darlow and the reserve team keeper are still young they are both more than capable of being your #1 with Darlow currently the better of them. Darlow's progression is down to how regularly he plays. You could go along with playing him in cup games and hoping he progresses that way or you could send him out on loan with a recall and use the reserve team keeper as back up. Some would think it's not the best solution but it's one that certainly has it's benefits. Darlow could do with some first team football and who knows with that he could improve enough to become your future #1. It would be well worth looking to extend Camp's, Darlow's and the reserve team keepers contracts for as long as possible as they provide a solid platform to build on for a number of seasons.

    If Camp doesn't perform well enough and you're not keen on the idea of Darlow being your potential #1, there are some great keepers out there who may be worth taking a look at after a season or two. My first two options would be Joe Lewis of Peterborough United and Alex Smithies of Huddersfield Town. Lewis would be the most obvious choice at the start of the game as he happens to be out of contract at the end of the season and whilst he's not as young as Smithies, he probably wouldn't require as big a fee. Smithies whilst, is younger than Lewis would probably cost more due to Huddersfields reluctance to sell. Things may be in your favour however as at the start of the season he is out injured for 4 to 6 months. This could prove vital in getting him for less due to his lack of playing time.

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    Defenders

    Luke Chambers - #4 - Chambo the club captain won Fans player of the year last season, and while his stats are not the best i believe he should be a starter for the next 2 seasons. Chambers can also play at RB if needed.

    Chris Gunter - #16 - The Welsh international is the clubs RB, he can support the RM/RW whilst still doing a good job at the back. Chris can also play LB.

    Joel Lynch - #33 - Lynch is seen to be a back-up player for DC but can also play as a LB if you can not find one to sign.

    Brendan Moloney - #27 - Moloney is the clubs back-up RB, but again if you fail to find a LB and play Gunter there Moloney can do a very good job at RB, And can provide Gunter good competition.

    Wes Morgan - #5 - Big Wes Morgan, the power house of the team, the rock at the back, Named in the player of the year team last season, this guy can be your other DC for atleast 2 years.

    Kieron Freeman - #41 - Kieron is a good prospect and a good back-up for RB and LB, Kieron is also both footed and a contender for the Welsh u21/19.

    Jamaal Lascelles - #44 - Jamaal is one of the most talented players to come through the system in years. Rated 4 star PA by the Ass Man Jamaal can be the back-up DC the club is looking for with such a tight budget. Extend his contract and try to play him as much as possible or loan him out for some much needed first team football.

    Karlton Watson - #30 - Watson is a back-up DC, he does need first team football to improve, I recommend loaning him out in the first season.

    Lawrence Gorman - # - Gorman is another back-up DC, but at only 16 he has alot of potential to improve given he has the right amount of training and enough competitive football.

    Prospects - Kieron Freeman, Jamaal Lascelles, Karlton Watson, Lawrence Gorman.

    Overview - The Nottingham Forest defence is one that lacks depth but one with some good quality. Luke Chambers and Wes Morgan should be your #1 central defensive partnership for at least the first season. They both compliment each other very well and whilst they are both good, if they suffer a dip in form there isn't adequate back up. Joel Lynch is the only back up for this position but due to the weakness of the left back spot, Lynch could be required to play here quite often. With the lack of depth in both the centre back and left back spots, I would look at trying to sign at least three more players for your defence. I would look at getting two left backs and another centre back. This would then mean you have enough cover in your defence without weakening your right back position. In the defence you have a lot of good prospects and they include Karlton Watson, Lawrence Gorman, Kieron Freeman and the best of them all Jamaal Lascelles. They could then all possibly be sent out on loan or be used as and when they are needed. Player contracts are a slight issue within the defensive ranks at Forest as both Luke Chambers and Wes Morgan both have contract that expire within one or two seasons. I would look at tieing both of these down to four or five year deals as I would Jamaal Lascelles too.

    Potential signings for the centre back position could be Sol Campbell, Maximilian Haas and Christian Dailly. Whilst the latter two are no world beaters, they both would provide experience and versatility to the squad whilst providing great back up to the first team. If you're able to capture Sol Campbell, then he would be a great signing who would be a good player to rotate with Chambers and Morgan. The left back position has been a big problem for the past few years and this season is no different. This season there are some great free agents who could solve this problem and they are Jlloyd Samuel, David Carney and Stephen Jordan. David Carney would probably be my first choice target due to his ability of being able to play on the left side of midfield.

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    Midfielders

    Paul Anderson - #7 - Ando is a good winger who can play RM/RW and LM/LW, he's fast and will do a very good job if you use wingers.

    George Boateng - #6 - George is one of McClaren's signings, With is vast amount of experience he will be valuable for our younger players, but with him aging fast his stats are dropping and will only be around for 1/2 seasons, depending on your formation I would say a back-up to Moussi.

    Chris Cohen - #15 - The work horse of the team and Mr Versatile, Chris' best position is MC, but he can do a good job at LB, MR/ML and AMRLC. Maybe a LB until you can find a natural.

    Jonathan Greening - #14 - The ex Man Utd player and WBA Captain was another one of McClaren's signings, Whilst his stats are not the best he can fit in at MC, but due to his high wages I would be tempted to sell him sooner rather than later.

    Radoslaw Majewski - #28 - Our Polish creator, can play MC but would play better as AMC, this guy will get you goals and assist's. Could also play as AMR/AML.

    Garath McCleary - #12 - Garath can play MR/ML and AMR/AML, he's a similar type of player to Anderson but would be back-up to both Anderson and Reid.

    Lewis McGugan - #13 - Lewis has been at the club from a very young age and has played for the England Youth team at various levels. Lewis is one for the brightest players to come through the academy for years and has a very good future at the club, His best position is AMC just behind the forwards, he will score goals, make sure he signs a new contract keeping him at the club as long as posible.

    Guy Moussi - #19 - The Moose briefly left the club at the end of last season whilst he was negotiating a contract, but resigned when McClaren was named as manager, this guy is a beast, he's strong, he runs all day and a fantastic tackler, but is prone to giving the ball away. Best position is DM.

    Andy Reid - #11 - This is Reidy's second spell at the club, the first saw him leave for Tottenham in a deal which included Michael Dawson worth £8m. Reid isnt a fast player but he is very creative, a good passer and has great vision for the long through balls. Can play ML/AML/MC.

    Ryan Markey - # - Another good prospect, while not as good as Jamaal, Ryan should be good enough for Championship football as long as he gets first team experience.

    Prospects - Ryan Markey

    Overview - The midfield is another one that has some good strength too. You have players who can play and operate in a number of formations and roles which is great considering how competitive the Championship is. Quite obviously the best player in the midfield is Lewis McGugan, who despite his young age has been in and around the Forest first team since 17. McGugan is such a key player in the squad, that I'd try and tie him down to a five year contract, even if it means giving him a hefty pay rise. The squad last season lacked experience in the midfield which is a slight problem. This season, however, that is all change as you have three new players in the midfield and they are George Boateng, Jonathan Greening and Andy Reid. All players despite their ages will offer different options in the midfield which is good as it means you will be able to rotate the side. There is one good prospect in the midfield and that happens to be Ryan Markey who can play on the left side. Ideally you'd be able to give him enough first team football so that he can progress. If you are able to sign two left backs then the midfield is good enough as it is unless you find another great wide midfielder who can play on the left and right who would make a big difference to the team. If you can't then it's no problem and the midfield is good enough to cope.

    The midfield is strong but for me, it lacks the depth for the formation that I would employ. With the Forest squad, I'd like to play a 4-1-2-1-2 as I feel you are covered well to use this formation to good effect. Therefore, I'd possibly look at selling both Paul Anderson and Garath McCleary as they are both wide players who wouldn't fit in with my formation. Much like Paul Smith and David McGoldrick would, both of these players could provide some much needed funds to help boost other areas of the squad.

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    Forwards

    Dexter Blackstock - #23 - Dexter suffered a serious injury at the start of last season which has kept him out for the start of this season, Dexter should be a key player when fully fit. He is a well rounded forward who will score and get assist's.

    Matt Derbyshire - #8 - The English Killer, nicknamed by the Olympiacos fans for his winning goal against Panathinaikos, spent 3 years playing in the EPL for Blackburn then moving to Olympiacos on loan before making a permanent move. From there he spent last season on loan at Birmingham without making much impact, then Forest's new manager McClaren signed Derbyshire for an undisclosed fee. While Derbyshire is only rated as 2.5 stars I still believe he will be a key figure in any Forest squad.

    Robbie Findley - #24 - Findley signed for us last December but was hampered by injuries and only making two appearances during the 2010/2011 campaign, Now fully fit Findley should have a key part to play this season, he's fast sharp and has an eye for goal.

    David McGoldrick - #17 - Nicknamed McGoaldrought by some Forest fans, David has never lived up to expectations, scoring just 8 goals in 54 games, his stats are not the worst and he can play in most attacking positions, David should be a good back-up to the other Five forwards.

    Ishmael Miller - #10 - The ex Man City academy player Ish signed for Forset this summer from WBA for a fee of £1.2m. Miller should definitely be your No.1 forward, he's fast, skillful and determined, this guy will score a bag full of goals.

    Marcus Tudgay - #20 - Tudgay can play all across the front line but I wouldn't consider him a first choice more a of rotation/back-up forward, although I am more than confident of his ability.

    Eurico Sebastiao - # - Rated 3.5 start Eurico already looks like a star, he's 16 years old and has bags of potential, give him first team football and he'll improve loads.

    Prospects - Eurico Sebastiao

    Overview - The strikeforce that you inherit at the start of the game as Forest boss is one of real quality and strength. Just like the midfield you have a number of players who are all able or seem to be able to perform a number of different roles in a number of different formations. The standout candidates have to be Matt Derbyshire and Ishmael Miller. Both players have good Premier League quality and are still extremely young. Derbyshire and Miller are closely followed by Robbie Findley and Dexter Blackstock. Findley has pace to burn and could be another option as poacher instead of Matt Derbyshire. Unfortunately, at the start of the game, Dexter Blackstock is out injured for a couple a months. The final two senior strikers at the club are Marcus Tudgay and David McGoldrick with both also able to operate as right attacking midfielders. I would probably say that McGoldrick could be sold if need be to help fund other acquisitions. If you're not taken by Marcus Tudgay then I would probably say that he could be sold as well. If you do sell him then I'd look at signing a player on loan if the price is right. Possible signings could be Nile Ranger, Milan Lalkovic, Haris Vuckic, Danny Welbeck or Federico Macheda. The latter two could be seen as unrealistic targets as they don't appear on the original loan list. Whilst it's not ideal, if you don't ask you don't get. All these players would require full wages to be paid by you as requested by their parent clubs if they were to have a chance of joining the club. The club also has a good prospect in this position as well, and his name is Eurico Sebastiao. I would look to send him out on loan or if you sell Tudgay as well, I'd use him as your fifth striker.

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    Formation and Player Roles


    Tactic #1



    This would be my preferred formation due to the fact I believe Forest have stronger central midfielders than wingers, I would sell some of the fringe players to free up funds and help you find a LB. Then I would move Gunter back to RB and Moloney as back-up, whilst rotating all the MC's when suits.

    Gk:

    • Role: Goalkeeper.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Aerial Ability, Command Of Area, Handling, One On Ones, Reflexes, Composure, Concentration, Decisions, Positioning, Agility.


    R/LB:
    • Role: Full Back.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Marking, Tackling, Anticipation, Concentration, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Stamina.


    DC's:
    • Role: Limited Defender.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Marking, Tackling, Determination, Positioning, Jumping, Strength.


    DMC:
    • Role: Anchor Man.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Heading, Marking, Tackling, Anticipation, Concentration, Decisions, Determination, Positioning, Work Rate, Strength.


    MCR:
    • Role: Deep Lying Playmaker.

    • Duty: Support.

    • Key Attributes: First Touch, Passing, Tackling, Technique, Composure, Creativity, Decisions, Off The Ball, Positioning, Teamwork.


    MCL:
    • Role: Box To Box Midfielder.

    • Duty: Support.

    • Key Attributes: Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Heading, Long Shots, Marking, Passing, Technique, Anticipation, Bravery, Decisions, Determination, Off The Ball, Positioning, Work Rate, Acceleration, Stamina, Strength.


    AMC:
    • Role: Attacking Midfielder.

    • Duty: Attack.

    • Key Attributes: Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Creativity, Decisions, Flair, Off The Ball, Work Rate, Acceleration.


    STCR:
    • Role: Poacher.

    • Duty: Attack.

    • Key Attributes: Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Anticipation, Creativity, Composure, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Pace.


    STCL:
    • Role: Advanced Forward.

    • Duty: Attack.

    • Key Attributes: Crossing, Dribbling, Finishing, Heading, Anticipation, Composure, Flair, Off The Ball, Work Rate, Pace.

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    If you do decide to keep and use your wingers then this formation is a winner, it uses a DM to cover your defence and the wingers to provide a good attacking sense on the counter attack. I would review the players you are likely to use in the middle and sell the one's your not going to use and try and bring in a good winger to add depth.

    Gk:

    • Role: Goalkeeper.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Aerial Ability, Command Of Area, Handling, One On Ones, Reflexes, Composure, Concentration, Decisions, Positioning, Agility.


    R/LB:
    • Role: Full Back.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Marking, Tackling, Anticipation, Concentration, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Stamina.


    DC's:
    • Role: Limited Defender.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Marking, Tackling, Determination, Positioning, Jumping, Strength.


    DMCR:
    • Role: Defensive Midfielder.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Marking, Tackling, Concentration, Decisions, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Stamina, Strength.


    MCL:
    • Role: Central Midfielder.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: First Touch, Heading, Marking, Passing, Tackling, Decisions, Determination, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate.


    AMR/L:
    • Role: Winger.

    • Duty: Attack.

    • Key Attributes: Crossing, Dribbling, Technique, Decisions, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Pace.


    STCR:
    • Role: Poacher.

    • Duty: Attack.

    • Key Attributes: Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Anticipation, Composure, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Pace.


    STCL:
    • Role: Deep Lying Forward.

    • Duty: Attack.

    • Key Attributes: Finishing, First Touch, Passing, Technique, Anticipation, Composure, Creativity, Decisions, Off The Ball, Balance.

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    This is another formation which utilises the strong midfielders. This formation uses the MCL to support you back for while your MCR supports you going forward and your AMC plays as an inside forward just behind the front man. This formation will be strong going forward so you may need to invest in a LB and DC to strengthen the back line.

    Gk:

    • Role: Goalkeeper.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Aerial Ability, Command Of Area, Handling, One On Ones, Reflexes, Composure, Concentration, Decisions, Positioning, Agility.


    R/LB:
    • Role: Full Back.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Marking, Tackling, Anticipation, Concentration, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate, Acceleration, Stamina.


    DC's:
    • Role: Limited Defender.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: Marking, Tackling, Determination, Positioning, Jumping, Strength.


    MCR:
    • Role: Advanced Playmaker.

    • Duty: Support.

    • Key Attributes: First Touch, Passing, Technique, Creativity, Decisions, Flair, Teamwork, Work Rate, Stamina.


    MCL:
    • Role: Central Midfielder.

    • Duty: Defend.

    • Key Attributes: First Touch, Heading, Marking, Passing, Decisions, Determination, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate.


    AMR/L:
    • Role: Winger.

    • Duty: Support.

    • Key Attributes: Crossing, Dribbling, Technique, Decisions, Flair, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Pace.


    AMC:
    • Role: Inside Forward.

    • Duty: Support.

    • Key Attributes: Dribbling, Long Shots, Passing, Technique, Decisions, Flair, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Acceleration, Pace.


    STC:
    • Role: Poacher.

    • Duty: Attack.

    • Key Attributes: Dribbling, Finishing, First Touch, Anticipation, Composure, Off The Ball, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Pace.

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    Why you should be Nottingham Forest

    The reason why I feel you should be Nottingham Forest is because they are a great team with a great history. Although they haven't won a trophy in over a decade, they have won two European Cups back to back in the late 70s, early 80s. Times are changing at The City Ground and with funds tighter than ever, your managerial prowess will be tested to the limits. These times can be good though, a squad, that with a few additions could easily challenge for the play-offs, if not automatic promotion and if you're able to find that secret formula, you could bring back the good times that Ol' Big 'Ed had at the club nearly 25 years ago.

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    Biggest League win - forestfan6 Forest 10 v 0 Doncaster
    Biggest win in a domestic Cup game -
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    Biggest Derby Win - Ryano Derby 1 v 5 Forest
    Highest scoring game - forestfan6 Forest 10 v 0 Doncaster
    Most goals scored in one league season - forestfan6 162
    Least goals conceded in one league season - danger_mouse 42
    Largest goal difference at end of season - forestfan6 +93
    Most points in one season - danger_mouse 108
    Most games won in a row - mkwone 4 games
    Most games without defeat - danger_mouse 20 games
    Most games without conceding a goal - mkwone 4 games
    Fastest goal scored - richjb78 Matt Derbyshire 18sec's
    Most League Titles in a row -
    Most Champions League Titles in a row -

    Players

    Most goals scored in one game - robterrace Ishmael Miller 6
    Most goals scored in one season - danger_mouse Ishmael Miller 41
    Most assists in one season - footballhead Mick Jordan 27
    Most MotM awards in one season - footballhead Mick Jordan 12
    Fastest hat-trick - robterrace Ishmael Miller 37mins
    Fastest double hat-trick - forestfan7 Ishmael Miller 8mins
    Youngest goalscorer - Ryano Terry Kennedy 17 years 282 days
    Highest average rating over 1 season (30 games+ needed) - footballhead Mick Jordan 7.90
    Fastest Red Card -

    Transfers

    Most spent on one player - richjb78 Jonjo Shelvey £8m
    Most received for one player - redhawk Lee Camp £2m


    Credits go to FabioMVP for his template
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    Great thread, mate. Think Forest will be an interesting challenge this year.

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    Indeed, great thread danger_mouse .

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    I've got it downloaded and I've set my game up.

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    Im going to set it all up tomorrow and spend all night on it =]

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    I'd change JFH back to coach and the club doesn't have an assistant manager. It seems that was fixed. Radi and Miller have already refused new contracts .

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    Norwich just bidded for Chambo £1.2m which I didn't think was bad, wouldn't mind £2.5m tho.

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    Very good guide Danger Mouse, cant wait to get started, Rob Kelly needs adding as Assistant Manager, JFH is first team coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridger View Post
    Very good guide Danger Mouse, cant wait to get started, Rob Kelly needs adding as Assistant Manager, JFH is first team coach.
    Rob Kelly will come to the club as assistant manager if you offer him a contract..

    Need to get that sorted for the patch though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robterrace View Post
    Rob Kelly will come to the club as assistant manager if you offer him a contract..

    Need to get that sorted for the patch though.
    Cheers Rob , ive been doing that in the Demo, JFH wont accept coach role though, i will use the editor methinks.

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    I wouldn't get Rob Kelly unless you're going for realism. Personally I've gone for Tony Coton for £1k a week. I've released Schoenmaker, Makis and JFH. Whilst promoting Jess to a coach and I wanted to do so with Marshall but I faffed about with his wage. I'm close to bringing in Bryan Klug as a coach and I've asked for more wages, more coaches and I was rejected on both.

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    Kelly is a good assistant, his coaching stats are low....but his management stats are quite good, i always leave Marshall to run the youth system, Makis is actually youth team scout in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridger View Post
    Kelly is a good assistant, his coaching stats are low....but his management stats are quite good, i always leave Marshall to run the youth system, Makis is actually youth team scout in real life.
    I know that and I'm not knocking it. I just prefer Coton. JFH's stats are well not good and Makis I don't rate either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nottingham Forest View Post
    I know that and I'm not knocking it. I just prefer Coton. JFH's stats are well not good and Makis I don't rate either.
    Coton is a good choice , he was on man utd staff for years, Did you get a decent fitness coach to replace Schoenmaker?

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    Most received for one player - NF, David McGoldrick(£875k)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridger View Post
    Coton is a good choice , he was on man utd staff for years, Did you get a decent fitness coach to replace Schoenmaker?
    I haven't yet, put out a advert and I'll look on the free list now.

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    Try and get Paul Winsper for Fitness Coach. He accepted my £700 a week contract and has 20 and 20 for Fitness and Motivation. At the moment I can only offer key player status.

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    So i'm waiting for the postman to turn up with my copy but I have smashed my way through the demo. The main bit of business I did was to sell Raddy for £1.4m (picture to be uploaded soon). I rate him as a player, just I don't play a formation that would suit him. Brought in Hogan Ephraim from QPR on loan, cracking player. Brought in a couple of youngsters as recommended by scouts but spending wise, well in budget. Was heading the league comfortably until I hit mid november and went on a 4-5 game no win streak which has seen me drop to 3rd. Left the staffing jobs as they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryano View Post
    So i'm waiting for the postman to turn up with my copy
    Same here Ryano, should be here soon hopefully.

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    Putting up an early contender for Biggest Derby Win and Biggest League win!

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    Pre-Season 2011

    Pre-season has been ok so far and we've done well. Whilst we haven't strengthened as much as I would of liked, we've been unlucky with the results and should of had at least two more victories. Transfer wise three players have joined the club with a fourth due to join in January once his contract expires. Ideally I would have liked another two central midfielders and my two key targets were Liam Trotter from Millwall and Adam Barton from Preston. The latter, I had a bid of £500k accepted, but unfortunately he wouldn't accept my offer of £2k a week, he wanted £5k so negotiations broke down there. My bid for Liam Trotter, again £500k was turned down. If in January they're still available at reasonable prices, I may consider making new bids for them. Looking over my transfers, I would ave probably not brought in Sol Campbell as his wages are quite high and he's not as good as I thought.

    In the friendlies, we were unlucky not to win against Oldham and Arsenal Reserves and Arsenal Reserves scored 2 goals in the last 10 minutes of the game. Including one in the second minute of stoppage time.

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    I asked for a parent club and the board have come back with the following three, Manchester United, Spurs and Arsenal. Which one should I choose? I'm swaying towards United because hopefully i could get Macheda or Welbeck.

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    Jammy git. Mine came back with Blackburn and Liverpool so I took Liverpool. got a cracking left back called Jack Robinson. Posted it up in the youngsters thread. Struggled with loans though, most teams wanted the players wages playing and a fee. A lot more difficult than FM11!

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    Jack Robinson is amazing. I got offered Amos, a keeper who I don't need or want so I rejected. I was still happy to pick up the £112k from them. Then the next day or so I get a nice little suprise, United plan Pogba loan. I actually wouldn't mind him so I'm not rejecting this .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nottingham Forest View Post
    Most received for one player - NF, David McGoldrick(£875k)
    I got £1m (£225k up front, £775k over 24 months). Only got £450k for Ando though. Turned down a £1.5m bid from Norwich for Raddy, he's going nowhere. He got monk on though, I've had to give him a new contract and now Cohen is having a fit.

    Backroom staff, I chopped Hasslebaink, Jess and Sutton. Signed Tosh Farrell and promoted Marshall to coach, I also signed Steve Smith (GK coach) as my Ass. Man. as I like them to have good JPA & JPP, plus motivation. (in case I **** everyone off with team talks )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryano View Post
    Jammy git. Mine came back with Blackburn and Liverpool so I took Liverpool. got a cracking left back called Jack Robinson. Posted it up in the youngsters thread. Struggled with loans though, most teams wanted the players wages playing and a fee. A lot more difficult than FM11!
    You're the jammy git, I tried for Robinson but he sacked me off and went to Swansea. Had to pay £250k iirc for Joe Mattock on loan.

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    Haha, I beat you with Ando though . I got £1m for him all upfront plus 10% sell on . So I still win. I'll add a screenshot later.

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    Looks like you guys have made good starts i am now home from work so ive got all night to get stuck in..cant wait

    Also if you guys have any records for me and i miss them just inbox me and ill sort them out for you asap

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    Just been hit by some of the worst luck ever . Marcus Tudgay, Adam Eckersley and George Boateng all picked up injuries in the game against Barnsley. Boateng's out for 4 weeks or so. Tudgay who was on a hat-trick on that game is now out for 4 months and Eckersley is out for about 2 months. So Lynch, Moloney, Cohen and Freeman will all have to fill in there.

    I have got Sol Campbell to tutor Jamaal Lascelles which is a bonus.

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    Have any of you got Ish to play well yet? All through pre-season and in the three competitive games I've played, he's been rubbih. I've tried playing him as a TM-Attack, Poacher, AF, TM-Support. Nothing I try is working. I do have Findley on the right as a poacher. Could it be that they're getting in each others way?

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    I think it was written for him really, struggled up to this one particular game. I throw him in as a Poacher with Derbyshire a DLF-support. Miller grabs a hat-trick and could have had 7 as we won 3-1 away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nottingham Forest View Post
    Have any of you got Ish to play well yet? All through pre-season and in the three competitive games I've played, he's been rubbih. I've tried playing him as a TM-Attack, Poacher, AF, TM-Support. Nothing I try is working. I do have Findley on the right as a poacher. Could it be that they're getting in each others way?
    It could be mate, both the same type of player, on the demo Ish scored 3 in the first few games but i swapped things around and he didnt score any more after 10 games, try Ish and Derbyshire together.

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    Yeah I got him playing really well and performing well in every game until he got injured and was out for a few months. He's back in the side now, mid January and in 10 goals in 20 games. So not amazing, he was on around 9 goals in 12 games before his injury. I play him as a Poacher and vary his partner. I can't quite get a 2nd striker settled though.

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    Hmm, so maybe it was the fact that Findley and him can't settle. I have Dex back soon and Hull are next. I'll go with Ish and Matt again as that worked. Radi did well against Derby so he may get another game. Also, just a little tip, don't loan out Darlow or Emitov if you've got rid of Smith because Camp and Emitov go on international duty a few times.

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    Thats good to know cheers NF, i think Smith's on his way out along with afew others and some staff, Tony Coton is a BIG shout tho nice one.

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    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, We're winning 2-1 against Hull with 5 minutes to go. We've absolutely battered them in the second half and Hull go and score late on. So instead of being 4th, I'm about 8th.

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    Released Barritt and Shaw as scouts, Hired Ian Storey-Moore and Ian Bowyer so far.

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    I have 10 scouts as I requested some more got them. I released all but Wilkinson and the other old scout and I've signed 8 other scouts.

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    Good idea, I see you like to reshape the whole club? And was it Alan Hill?

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    I don't usually danger. When Billy's staff were there, they were great. It was Alan Hill and my reserves are being hammered each game. They've just lost 10 to Wigan reserves.

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    Thats very true, im finding it hard to get good staff with the wage budget, and WOW 10-0? Although the reserves and youth team hasn't really got any depth

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    What do you think to £1.9m up front for Chambers??

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    Quote Originally Posted by danger_mouse View Post
    What do you think to £1.9m up front for Chambers??
    No deal danger. You probably won't be able to find someone as good imo. He's also akey player.

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    Thats true, Plus its a position thats already thin, on a plus i have just signed Marco Materazzi, as Sol Campbell rejected the contract then demanded alot more.

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    August 2011

    August has been a very good month. We sit happily in fifth and into the third round League Cup where we shall face Burnley at home. The month didn't get off to the best of starts. We were away at Reading and whilst it was a very even game, we missed too many chances which cost us the game. The next game was against Rotherham. Again we played rubbish and were lucky to win the game in extra time. The Barnsley game was the turning point of the month. I made the brave decision to drop Ish in place of Marcus who didn't disappoint. Two goals from him and we were on our way. Unfortunately for us though we picked up three injuries, two long term and one short-term. Next up was Derby. With Marcus injured I chucked Ish back in whilst dropping Findley. Robbie didn't deserve to be dropped but Ish and him are struggling to play together. Matt played and Ish was a beast. He had a hat-trick and should have had 7. We won 3-1, away. With Hull the next visitors to the City Ground, I was hoping for another good win. The first half was tough, but a kick up the backside at half-time saw us hammer them. Unfortunately for us we couldn't make our chances count and as happens quite often in football, it comes back to haunt you. Hull equalised in the 87th minute and we dropped two points. Next up was Leyton Orient, away. The league is the obvius priority but a cup run would be nice. A 1-0 win occured and well we march on. The final game of the month saw us travel to Cardiff. They were better in the first half and were leading up until the stroke of half-time. Robbie Findley equalised and the team-talk was the usual kick-up the backside. Dex on his first league start, got a goal and Chambo sealed the victory. Paul Pogba has joined on loan until the end of the season from our parent club Manchester United.

    Fixtures

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    Great first month NF, and im glad Ish and Derbyshire played well together, and a good win against the Sheep

    I didnt manage to get a parent club, the board rejected me

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    Haha, oh and I believe I shall be claiming the biggest fee received Paul Anderson again and the fastest hat-trick which is 54 minutes by Ish.

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    Any ideas as to why this has happened guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nottingham Forest View Post
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    I will see your Paul Anderson and raise you a Raddy

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    Damn you, can't believe you sold him .

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    Can we have a record for most possession in a match . Also, the screenshot for ryano's league win is a screenshot of my McGoldrick transfer. Same for the other three in team records. Although the cup one shouldn't be there as it was in the league that he beat Derby.

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    Oops my bad, was in a rush ill sort it all now

    Finally i can sit back with a cuppa n get busy with the reds!!!

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    Just finished September and I'm 8th. I could of gone up to 4th in the final game but I messed up with the teamtalk .

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    Pre Season

    Pre season went pretty well for a change. Suffered just the one defeat against a good strength Celtic side, a game in which we weren't embarrassed but the squad looked pretty unfit. A 2-2 draw with Portadown but in that game every player was from the Under 18 squad. The main squad had played 3 games already so didn't want to over stretch them. They played pretty well, I thought I should have won that game but mustn't grumble. I brought in Hogan Ephraim on loan from QPR, quality left midfielder and Jack Robinson at Left Back. I originally brought him in as cover for Gunter but I dropped Moloney and put Gunter at RB and Robinson at LB, it's working pretty well so far.

    Start to Mid Season

    So got the season off to a flyer with back to back wins against Burnley and Bristol City with Miller bagging a brace in each, then an away loss to Southampton. Then an 11 game unbeaten run followed, 3 draws, disappointingly 2 of these were at home and both were games we should have won. But 8 wins and all them pretty convincingly scoring at least 2 goals in each win, 20 in total, a slight worry only keeping 4 clean sheets. Then things started to go wrong, coinciding with the loss of Wes Morgan for 4 months and Ish Miller for initially 2 months but throughout the rest of the season he got injured at least 4 more times. A defeat away to Ipswich, followed by a horrendous home defeat to Posh led to a 6 game run without a win including another home defeat. Lost my way here, changing the team, various niggling injuries to defenders left me having to resort to a back 3 which didn't quite work out like I expected. This took me into the mid season area with a disappointing 1 win in 8, so having sat pretty at the top of the league, I was now languishing in 3rd.

    Mid Season to Finish

    Boxing Day kicked off with a comfortable win at home to Leeds and now we were back to the turn around. A couple of wins, then a couple of losses, another 1-0 defeat at home was really disappointing. Miller out injured, Morgan injured, Chambers injured, really couldn't get a settled team. It seemed every game another player picked up a little injury. Went on another little run of 9 games unbeaten, but 5 of these were draws, 3 of them at home which inevitably would cost me the league title. A little hiccup away at Posh, a game in which I was 2-0 up sealed my fate as going on to finish either 2nd or 3rd. But myself, Ipswich and Burnley went on various dodgy runs towards the end of the season and thanks to a 7 game unbeaten run at the end of the season 2nd place was sealed. Had it not been for a late, late I would have gone into the final game against Leeds with a chance of winning the title. But it was not to be, a final day 3-0 victory against Leeds sealed automatic promotion back to the Premiership.

    Conclusion

    All in all a good start for me on FM12. For the majority of the games I stuck with 4-4-2, Philosophy balanced, Strategy attacking. Towards the end of the season I deviated to either 3-1-4-2 because of various injuries thanks to using match preparation as a back up formation it worked well. Had significant injuries to Miller, Morgan and Chambers been avoided I would have been top of the league. Will need to make a lot of signings for next season, think the challenge will be to bravely avoid relegation.

    League Table

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    Pre Season I brought in Jack Robinson at left back and Hogan Ephraim at left midfield. Both really good signings, Robinson slotted nicely in at left back allowing me to utilise Gunter at right back. Ephraim was probably the difference between me making auto promotion instead of the play offs. Apart from Pellicori whom I brought in on loan from QPR for the back end of the season and he turned out to be poor, the rest of the signings were all youngsters who I scouted out for the future. Tery Kennedy made a handful of first team appearances and did well. 11 games, 2 goals, average rating of 6.94, definitely going to be a star of the future. I signed Joe Lewis in the January transfer window and immediately afterwards I regretted it. The board did the transfer after I showed the initial interest, securing the deal for £1mill. I played him for 4 games, he conceded 4 goals but kept 2 clean sheets. But at 10k a week and a million spent on him, Lee Camp was performing well enough, I just got greedy!

    Best Signing: Hogan Ephraim on Loan
    Worst Signing: Joe Lewis £1million

    As for players departing the club, Raddy went early on. I was playing 4-4-2 formation and with a plethora of central midfield players he just didn't fit my portfolio. It wasn't until towards the end of the season when I started playing 4-1-2-1-2 that he would have fitted in perfectly. I didn't rate Mcleary so he languished in the reserves before we parted company and Paul Smith went due to me signing Joe Lewis. A few youngsters went out and about on loan but nothing drastic.

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    Just got the news that Chambo is out for 3 to 4 months . I only have Big Wes, Jamaal, Sol, Lynch and Gorman. Eckersley is coming back from injury and Lynch has been playing at LB because of that.

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    Another extension to my above post... my shot at some records....

    Fastest Goal
    Youngest Goalscorer
    Most goals in a season
    Highest Average Rating

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    Ill add them up now mate, if theres any more let me know.

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    Several records here...

    Fastest hat trick. Fastest double hat trick, goals in a game, highest scoring game... Miller has also gone through the goals scored in a season one, but I'll upload that in a bit.


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    Impressive that. Kicked off the premiership campaign. Unbeaten in first 3 games, albeit all 3 were draws! One of which was 2-0 up at home to WBA and chucked it away. Brought in 9 signings, I always have a habit of doing this whatever FM it is! Got Michael Owen on a freebie backed 1 in 3 but struggling to keep him fit. Mainly a bit part player.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLQjm2XJhCs - Video of the aforementioned 7-2.

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    I've also won 7-2 against Cardiff.



    Edit: Photo upload.
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    Started my game yesterday evening with Forest.

    Pre-season went well results wise, beat Arsenal Reserves 8-1, Arsenal 4-3, Alfreton 7-0, Stoke 4-2 and Torquay 5-2 only loosing to Exter 3-2 after fielding a team made up of back-up/reserve and U-18 players. Derbyshire & Miller were a brilliant partnership with them scoring 7 & 10 respectively.

    Only 3 games into the season so far and the good form has continued beating Hull 4-1, Bradford 3-1 and drawing 2-2 with Cardiff although i feel i should of won the game with Chambers scoring an own goal late on.

    Transfer wise I sold Paul Smith too Birmingham for 300k after i had an argument with his agent who wanted a ridiculous new contract. Bought in Jlloyd Samuel in DL for free and Glenn Loovens (DC) from Celtic for 170k. Tempted to sell Mcgoldrick as the strike force is pretty strong, but the board will only give me 10% of the funds raised so i'm not sure it'll actually be worth it.

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    Started mine least night, Miller and Blackstock are forming a truly lethal partnership up top, with a combined 10 goals between them in the first 8 games. Currently sitting 5th in the table, 4 points off of West Ham at the top. Now, the problem is, when we play big matches, we choke. I had won 5 on the bounce going in to the match against reading, ended up getting battered 4-1. Then, I'd won 2 in a row going in to the West Ham game, we didn't take our chances and ended up losing, rather unfortunately, 2-0. Any ideas on why my players aren't up for Big Games?

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    I started my game early hours of Friday morning, but only played 2 games so far as I like to take my time re-building the club my way.

    Beat Burnley on the opening day of the season at home 3-1 & just beat Notts County in the 1st round of the Carling Cup also by 3-1 at Meadow Lane.

    Changed nearly all the coaching staff (only keeping Steve Sutton, Nick Marshall, Alan Hill, Martin Wilkinson and Andrew Balderston [for now, might get rid of him yet]) & replaced them with better people. Brought in Tony Coton as my Ass Man, Mark Sertori as a FTC, John Murtough as a Coach, Bobby Downes as a Coach, Paul Winsper as a Fitness Coach, Gary Brazil as a Youth Coach, Steve Whitehall as a Physio, Steve Martin as a Scout, Ian Bowyer as a Scout & Ian Storey-Moore as a Scout.

    The signings I've made so far are: Sol Campbell - Free, Lomana LuaLua - Free, Jack Robinson - Season Long Loan, Sanchez Watt - Season Long Loan (only because Arsenal sent him to me as they're my Parent Club), Glenn Loovens - 6 Month Loan with option to buy for £160K and signed Jonny Howson from Leeds for £1.5M.

    I've sold McCleary to Pompey for £625K, McGoldrick to Peterborough for £825K & Raddy to Birmingham for £1.8M.

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    If only this was the scoreline last month IRL!

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    All records updated, Mar$haLL have you got a screenie of Raddy's transfer for the Records?

    And there's still afew records that need filling from you guys who have finished a full season

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    Quote Originally Posted by danger_mouse View Post
    All records updated, Mar$haLL have you got a screenie of Raddy's transfer for the Records?

    And there's still afew records that need filling from you guys who have finished a full season
    Yep, here it is

    I've also just broken the transfer record for the most fee spent, broke the bank to sign Jay Rodriguez from Burnley for £4M!

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    hi all, just thought id give you an update on my game.

    Only in pre-season so far, played well so far.

    In
    Danny rose Tottenham end of season loan
    Emanuel Frimpong Arsenal end of season loan

    Out
    Paul Smith 500k blackpool
    David Mcgoldrick 625k Peterborough
    Raddy Birmingham 1.8 million

    Will now look to strength defence and add the odd squad player as have healthy transfer budget now.

    My tactic is 4 at back, 2 DM, with 3 Attacking midfielders, and either miller or derbyshire up front

    Great thread, will update more as my season goes along.

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    Believe i have a new record.

    Quickest Goal Miller 23 seconds.



    Almost got the Quickest Hattrick as well but after scoring two in 6 minutes he missed several good chances

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    Quote Originally Posted by danger_mouse View Post

    Most spent on one player - robterrace Jay Rodriguez £4m
    Most received for one player - robterrace Radoslaw Majewski £1.8m
    These aren't his records!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mar$haLL View Post
    These aren't his records!
    I know they aren't.

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    great thread coyr

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    Hi Jackman,
    How did you get that result against Cardiff. They were 2nd top when i played them (i was 8th). I was on a role of 3 wins in a row and a manager of the month award. But came thumping back down with a 5-1 defeat away to them. What tacticts did you use and who did you mark etc>?

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    5 games into my season, have started well: 4-2, 4-0, 4-0, 1-1, 3-0. Did my usual trick of signing loads of players (i cant help it) and shipping out the dead wood (and McGugan). Can anyone tell me how to put a screenshot on here please? Or point me to where i can find out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donoccetti View Post
    5 games into my season, have started well: 4-2, 4-0, 4-0, 1-1, 3-0. Did my usual trick of signing loads of players (i cant help it) and shipping out the dead wood (and McGugan). Can anyone tell me how to put a screenshot on here please? Or point me to where i can find out?
    Press Alt+F9 whilst in game and it saves it to the screenshots folder. Or press the print screen button your keyboard and paste it into paint. Then upload to something like imageshack and direct link it onto here using the globe in the editor.

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    Anyone made it to the PL with them yet?

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    Didn't even know this thread existed

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    I started again after I installed the full game.

    In
    Sam Johnstone (Man Utd) - Season Loan
    Federico Macheda (Man Utd) - Season Loan
    Jack Robinson (Liverpool) - Season Loan
    Glen Loovens (Celtic) - £375k
    Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal) - Emergency 3 month loan when Gunter got injured.

    Out
    McGoldrick - £850k
    Anderson - £1m
    Smith - £500k

    Put Tudgay & McLeary on the transfer market too but no-one seems to want them.

    Staff Changes
    I completely gutted the back room staff, sacked all scouts except Alan Hill & Martin Wilkinson and employed four better scouts with 16/16 on JPA/JPA or above. Sacked all youth coaches except Nick Marshall, who I offered a job as a Coach, so he can work with the first team too. Sacked all first team coaches except Bill Beswick & the GK coach who isn't Steve Sutton and sacked Hasslebaink.

    Brought in Terry McDermott as assistant, Tosh Farrell and a couple of others. I've got roughly three stars all the way down now except Tactics & Defending, which are 4.5 stars.

    Strongest team
    GK - Camp
    RB - Gunter
    CB / CB - Chambers / Loovens
    LB - Robinson
    DM - Moussi
    CM / CM - McGugan / Cohen
    AMC - Majewski
    ST / ST - Miller / Findley

    Season so far

    I have Man Utd as a parent club, which explains Macheda, although he's not as good as I expected so he spends most of his time on the bench and I might even send him back to save on wages.

    Gunter out for minimum five months, so I've switched Chambers to RB & put Morgan back in CB. Carl Jenkinson on loan was a panic move and he's worse than Maloney, so that was a waste of time.

    I got knocked out of League Cup, round four by Fulham on penalties. Cardiff are hammering the league, with West Ham and Leicester just behind. I'm fourth but there's nothing between fourth and about tenth and there's about a six point gap between me and third place. It's generally been a season of win one, lose one but I'm currently four games unbeaten, drew 0-0 then two games running I was 2-0 down at half time but drew 2-2, then won 2-1 before I switched it off so I could get up for work this morning.

    Biggest win so far 6-1 vs Leeds

    Kinda pissed off I sold almost £2.5m of players but only ended up with £400k to spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nottingham Forest View Post
    Any ideas as to why this has happened guys?
    Same thing happened to me and probably about the same time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babak G View Post
    Anyone made it to the PL with them yet?
    YEah I made it to the prem at the first attempt but finding it a real struggle. Messed it up to be honest, brought in some crap players, panicked at getting staff in. Languishing in 18th place after halfway through the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayzie View Post
    I started again after I installed the full game.

    In
    Sam Johnstone (Man Utd) - Season Loan
    Federico Macheda (Man Utd) - Season Loan
    Jack Robinson (Liverpool) - Season Loan
    Glen Loovens (Celtic) - £375k
    Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal) - Emergency 3 month loan when Gunter got injured.

    Out
    McGoldrick - £850k
    Anderson - £1m
    Smith - £500k

    Put Tudgay & McLeary on the transfer market too but no-one seems to want them.

    Staff Changes
    I completely gutted the back room staff, sacked all scouts except Alan Hill & Martin Wilkinson and employed four better scouts with 16/16 on JPA/JPA or above. Sacked all youth coaches except Nick Marshall, who I offered a job as a Coach, so he can work with the first team too. Sacked all first team coaches except Bill Beswick & the GK coach who isn't Steve Sutton and sacked Hasslebaink.

    Brought in Terry McDermott as assistant, Tosh Farrell and a couple of others. I've got roughly three stars all the way down now except Tactics & Defending, which are 4.5 stars.

    Strongest team
    GK - Camp
    RB - Gunter
    CB / CB - Chambers / Loovens
    LB - Robinson
    DM - Moussi
    CM / CM - McGugan / Cohen
    AMC - Majewski
    ST / ST - Miller / Findley

    Season so far

    I have Man Utd as a parent club, which explains Macheda, although he's not as good as I expected so he spends most of his time on the bench and I might even send him back to save on wages.

    Gunter out for minimum five months, so I've switched Chambers to RB & put Morgan back in CB. Carl Jenkinson on loan was a panic move and he's worse than Maloney, so that was a waste of time.

    I got knocked out of League Cup, round four by Fulham on penalties. Cardiff are hammering the league, with West Ham and Leicester just behind. I'm fourth but there's nothing between fourth and about tenth and there's about a six point gap between me and third place. It's generally been a season of win one, lose one but I'm currently four games unbeaten, drew 0-0 then two games running I was 2-0 down at half time but drew 2-2, then won 2-1 before I switched it off so I could get up for work this morning.

    Biggest win so far 6-1 vs Leeds

    Kinda pissed off I sold almost £2.5m of players but only ended up with £400k to spend.
    There were something like 25 teams came in for loovens when I wanted him. He didn't choose me

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    No-one wanted him on my save. He starts at about 700k then Celtic get panicky and start dropping his price and offering him out.

    He's not that good, you're not missing much and I dare say I could've got someone better if I'd searched hard enough.

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