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    Default dafuge's FM12 challenge

    The Aim

    To take a small club who were previously unplayable in an unedited game from the Blue Square N/S to Premier League and Champions League glory.

    The Rules

    Load a game with the English leagues only, with the Blue Square N/S selected. The attribute masking, real players and transfer boxes ticked and the add key staff box unticked. It should look like this.

    Just like previous years, the players for the newly playable clubs need to be added which can be done using a custom database. The players from the three feeder league have to be added, which looks like this. If people wish to add extra players, players from top clubs in each continent may be loaded, but no more.

    The extra levels of detail that you can change while in the game are up to you, as they shouldn't make a difference.

    Add yourself as an unemployed manager, the details are not important at all. I like to call mine 'Holiday Man'.

    Go on holiday until 24th June, this shouldn't take too long, perhaps about an hour. Saving on 23rd June may give you a better choice of teams by reloading the game then going on holiday for one day, I would strongly recommend trying this.

    Retire your 'Holiday Man' manager, maybe after his career on holiday he could take up gardening?

    Add a new manager, the options are up to you but 'past experience' must be set to the lowest possible which is 'Sunday league footballer'. I understand that choosing different nationalities may have an effect later on, but I trust people will be sensible with this. I would expect people to use their own true nationalities.

    When adding a new manager, choose one of the new clubs promoted to the Blue Square North or South to manage. They should appear in this list which also shows the reputation of the possible clubs. The reputation should act as a difficulty level, the lower the reputation, the harder your game should be.

    Code:
    Ryman League Premier Division
    
    AFC Hornchurch     1100
    Aveley             700
    Billericay         1200
    Bury Town          1200
    Canvey Island      1100
    Carshalton         1350
    Concord Rangers    800
    Cray               900
    East Thurrock      950
    Harrow             1150
    Hastings Utd       1000
    Hendon             1300
    Horsham            850
    Kingstonian        1250
    Leatherhead        750
    Lewes              1400
    Lowestoft          1350
    Margate            1100
    Met Police         800
    Tooting & Mitcham  1150
    Wealdstone         1150
    Wingate & Finchley 1000
    Code:
    Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division
    
    Arlesey            550 
    Banbury            900
    Barwell            650
    Bashley            650
    Bedford            1050
    Brackley           700
    Cambridge City     1150
    Chesham            900
    Chippenham         950
    Cirencester        700
    Evesham            600
    Frome              400
    Hemel Hempstead    650
    Hitchin            1050
    Leamington         700
    Oxford City        1000
    Redditch           1100
    St Albans          1350
    Stourbridge        600
    Swindon S          750
    Totton             450
    Weymouth           1100
    Code:
    Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division
     
    Ashton Utd         900
    Bradford PA        1150
    Burscough          800
    Buxton             850
    Chasetown          950
    Chester            1500
    Chorley            1000
    FC United          1450
    Frickley           850
    Hednesford         1150
    Kendal             950
    Marine             1100
    Matlock            1000
    Mickleover         650
    Nantwich           950
    North Ferriby      1050
    Northwich          1400
    Rushall            650
    Stafford           1250
    Stocksbridge       750
    Whitby             800
    Worksop            1100
    It is now up to you to manage this club all the way to the Premier League title and UEFA Champions League crown.

    You may not move clubs unless you are sacked.

    If you get sacked, you can either take over a newly promoted club that satisfies the original criteria (check the club's league history), or just start again.

    Any form of international management is not allowed, until you have completed the challenge.

    Assigning parent clubs and loaning players is completely up to the player, although it should be noted that on occasions a parent club can lend players which will make the first season or two slightly less of a challenge. It is completely up to you how you play this one, but everyone knows real men don't use parent club loans. Personally, I like to assign a parent club for financial benefits but never take any players on loan from them.

    To sign a player, you must be able to scout them, this doesn't mean you have to, just he must be accessible to your scouts. If you have a foreign player on a free transfer who is willing to come on trial, you do not need to be able to scout them, as long as you have them at the club on trial so you can get a coach report on him. If an agent offers you a player, you can sign him without scouting him.

    No external utilities such as scouting programs should be used and the database should be unedited, this is particularly important with the new changes to the editor. Should SI release a data update, this would be allowed but any other data updates are not. It is advised that people should update using the latest patches as they are released, which should be easy with th emove to Steam.

    Just as always, no extra leagues can be loaded, this includes extra leagues being added during a game.

    Use of save game editors is strictly banned, whatever the reason.


    Rules for this Thread

    Player naming is allowed.

    General discussion on tactics is allowed, although people should not refer to downloaded tactics. They are not banned, but I would expect the majority of people to avoid them.

    Screenshots for anything are encouraged but please post links to your pictures, don't post them as images as it makes the pages slower to load. Posts included embedded images may be deleted without warning.

    When you join the challenge, could you post a screenshot of your manager's profile on the 24th June.

    Progress of your club should be documented using this thread, we want to hear the story of your club all the way through. Please keep us updated, even if you are doing really badly.

    At the end of every season, could everyone post some kind of season review, including at least a screenshot of a league table and the clubs transfer page. If you give this a title in bold it makes it a bit easier to pick out.


    How to Post a Screenshot
    • While in FM, press Alt and F9
    • A picture will be saved to a screenshots folder, in the FM12 folder in your documents
    • Upload the image to an image hosting website such as Photobucket
    • Post the direct Url to the image here.
    How to Add Links

    At the top of the forum, go to 'Settings' then 'General Settings' (on the left). At the bottom, select 'enhanced interface' and save the changes. This will give you access to the extra posting tools that make it easier to post links. Once you've done this, highlight the word you wish to turn into a link, then use the link button (looks like a little globe) to paste in the direct Url to your screenshot.

    Enjoy
    Last edited by dafuge; 21-10-2011 at 20:06.

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    Thought i might try this again this year - was hoping to be totton but looks there is no chance, in fact that is possibly the lowest rep club to ever be in this challenge along with frome.

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    My first time properly doing this. Preparing for much reloading as I want to try to get Met Police as my team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppardinio View Post
    My first time properly doing this. Preparing for much reloading as I want to try to get Met Police as my team.
    Best of luck with that

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    One of the earlier threads could hold links to save games?

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    Hmm how come you have 35000 players shown in ure screen shot? got exactly the same settings and only seeing an estimated 17000?

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    As I said in the other thread, I'll be giving this a go for the first time as my favourite team, St. Albans City, were relegated last season.

    Bring on the challenge! COYS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Hmm how come you have 35000 players shown in ure screen shot? got exactly the same settings and only seeing an estimated 17000?
    Only a guess, but maybe he didn't click OK yet so it's showing settings from another setup. I got 17000 as well.

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    cool, thats ok then thought i had done something wrong!

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    Ill be posting my progress for the first time this season. Hopeing to get Banbury United.

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    Default The Table....

    THE PARTICIPANTS

    Code:
    
    Manager                Team Managed           Season         Division          Season Updates   Last Post
    
    
    1.  columbouk          Hastings United*       2014-15        Blue Square South       2          Lost in BSS play-offs in 2014
    
    2.  Thebaker           Worksop                2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Just missed p/offs in 2015
    
    3.  JB                 FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    4.  Gympsum            Worksop                2016-17        Coca-Cola League One    4          Promoted in 2016
    
    5.  Cerneo             Worksop                2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted in 2015
    
    6.  Dons               Hitchin                2021-22        Coca-Cola Championship  9          Promoted in 2021
    
    7.  Hypanimz           Banbury Utd            2014-15        Coca-Cola League Two    2          Promoted in 2014
    
    8.  Xaw                Chesham                2018-19        Coca-Cola League One    6          Promoted in 2018
    
    9.  DarrenP            Hastings Utd           2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table in 2013
    
    10. GreyedOutMan       Harrow Borough         2013-14        Blue Square South       8##        Avoided relegation in 2013
    
    11. CSF                Chesham                2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2013
    
    12. omgwtfbbq          FC United              2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promotion via playoffs in 2013
    
    13. CityAndColour      Canvey Island          2016-17        Blue Square Premier     4          Promoted in 2016
    
    14. Lanthal            Oxford City            2014-15        Blue Square South       2          Lost in playoffs in 2014
    
    15. deadfncat          Chesham                2021-22        Coca-Cola League One    9          Promotion via playoffs in 2021
    
    16. ArcaderKP          Hednesford Town        2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    17. spankie            St Albans              2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Lost in playoff final in 2013
    
    18. reddevil4ever      Bedford Town           2012-13        Blue Square North       6 $        Restarted
    
    19. froggy88           FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    20. Mr Beefy           Chippenham             2015-16        Blue Square South       3          Just missed playoffs in 2015
    
    21. HypnoticNLP        Carshalton             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    22. Swinburn           FC United              2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    23. Welsh Wizard       Tooting & Mitcham      2017-18        Barclay's Premiership   5          CCC Champions in 2017
    
    24. DizzyIzzyB13       Chippenham             2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2013
    
    25. global1            AFC Hornchurch**       2012-13        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013, FA Cup 3rd round.
    
    26. jsar               Chippenham             2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2014; FA Trophy winners.
    
    27. Nottingham Forest  Bury Town              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    28. BigVanVader        Margate                2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    29. DarrenP            Hastings United        2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    30. MikaelS            Chippenham             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    31. Muggert            Bedford                2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    32. littleblue50       Stocksbridge Park      2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    33. Wayne814           Chester                2014-15        Blue Square North       2          Lost in BSN P/off Semi-Final in 2014
    
    34. DanBHTFC           Hendon                 2022-23        Coca-Cola League One    11         Survived in 2022
    
    35. jnrsnes            Hendon                 2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          New stadium and promotion in 2013
    
    36. Archie Blagger     Cambridge City         2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    37. MattSpurs94        Northwich Victoria     2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Avoided relegation in 2015
    
    38. steveoc999         Bury Town              2015-16        Blue Square Premier     3          Promotion in 2015
    
    39. The_shocker7       Oxford City            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    40. Blackmama          Chester                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    41. GoalieManPat121    Matlock                2014-15        Coca-Cola League Two    2          Promoted via playoffs in 2014
    
    42. glennuk            Bury Town              2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    43. Sheppardinio       Wingate & Finchley     2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    44. Brizza             Carshalton             2016-17        Coca-Cola League One    4          Promoted in 2016
    
    45. Drew the C.E.      FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       6^         Restarted
    
    46. Dave.              Banbury United         2016-17        Blue Square Premier     4          Avoided relegation in 2016
    
    47. bigturnip          Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    48. Impale             Redditch               2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Lost in playoffs in 2014
    
    49. Babaginoosh        Tooting & Mitcham      2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Promoted in 2014
    
    50. Indsæt Navn        Chippenham             2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Promoted in 2014
    
    51. DeadPanda          Hitchin                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    52. Crispypaul         Bradford Park Avenue   2014-15        Coca-Cola League Two    2          Promoted as champions in 2014
    
    53. Cardiovascular     Chesham                2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    54. Scottehhhh         Stafford Rangers       2014-15        Blue Square North       2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    55. dr p wigwam        Bedford                2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    56. Scab               East Thurrock          2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Promoted via playoffs in 2014
    
    57. 19091909           Margate                2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    58. CasFan             Bradford Park Avenue   2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Avoided relegation in 2013
    
    59. tapwater           Wingate & Finchley     2012-13        Blue Square South       2***       Restarted
    
    60. shaggy61           Bedford                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    61. benrollo           Oxford City            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    62. brettles1108       Margate                2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    63. jskovc             Bedford                2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Avoided relegation in 2013
    
    64. ism-scfc           Northwich Victoria     2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    65. timers             Weymouth               2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    66. Quavis             Chippenham             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    67. NZAaza             Lewes                  2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via playoffs in 2013
    
    68. G_D_K              Hastings United        2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table in 2013
    
    69. foost              Redditch United        2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    70. kccircle           Buxton                 2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    71. mattboy_slim       Hitchin                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    72. Gman               Chippenham Town        2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted in 2015
    
    73. Sam97              FC United              2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted via playoffs in 2015
    
    74. Monkface           Hitchin                2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted in 2013, manager of the year
    
    75. Braumiller         Hastings United        2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    76. MattJD             Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    77. Eman               Hendon                 2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    78. ThreeSixty         Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    79. Leroy1500          Hastings United        2014-15        Blue Square Premier     2          Avoided relegation in 2014
    
    80. ColinGreener       Hendon                 2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted via play-offs in 2013
    
    81. S/S Robbie Earle   Kingstonian            2014-15        Blue Square South       2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    82. Utdchamp           FC United              2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted in 2013
    
    83. craigjuk           Oxford City            2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    84. Andrew Haines      Hastings United        2015-16        Coca-Cola League Two    3          Promoted in 2015
    
    85. Wellyboo           Bedford Town           2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    86. Gilbster           AFC Hornchurch#        2016-17        Blue Square South       4          Relegated in 2016
    
    87. Hedger14           FC United              2013-14        Blue Square Premier     1          Promoted in 2013
    
    88. heat02             Bury Town              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    89. mikeytk            Canvey Island          2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Lost in playoffs in 2013
    
    90. dinthead           FC United              2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    91. HF Dwarf           Lewes                  2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Just missed playoffs in 2013
    
    92. Shrewsbury_howie $ Bury Town              2013-14        Blue Square North       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    93. PullThePlug        Billericay             2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    94. Delnaja            Canvey Island          2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Promoted in 2013
    
    95. Darren 1983        Kingstonian            2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    96. grff               FC United              2014-15        Blue Square North       2          Mid-table finish in 2014
    
    97. Nickolaidis        Weymouth               2013-14        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    98. TUQ                Hastings United        2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    99. menace-            Hitchin                2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    100.James Homer        Harrow Borough         2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    101.ScottishSteven     Canvey Island          2012-13        Blue Square South       0          Start
    
    102.Anti Spiral        Harrow Borough         2012-13        Blue Square South       1          Mid-table finish in 2013
    
    103.Junior89           Marine                 2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    104.bennyd81           Marine                 2012-13        Blue Square North       0          Start
    
    *Note: Started with Billericay originally

    **Note: Started with Chesham originally
    ***Note: Restarted after two posts as Marine
    #Note: Started with Harrow originally
    $Note: No initial screenshot.
    ^Note: 6 posts as Lowestoft.
    ##Note: 7 posts as Worksop.
    $Note: 6 posts as Hastings Utd.



    Current Teams:
    FC United 10.
    Hastings Utd 8.
    Chippenham 7.
    Bedford Town 6.
    Bury Town, Kingstonian, Hitchin 5. [15]
    Canvey Island, Chesham, Hendon, Oxford City 4. [16]
    Harrow Borough, Worksop, Margate 3. [9]
    Lewes, Chester, Carshalton, Banbury Utd, Marine, Tooting & Mitcham, Bradford PA, Northwich Victoria, Wingate & Finchley, Redditch, Weymouth, AFC Hornchurch 2. [24]
    St Albans, Hednesford Town, Stocksbridge Park, Cambridge City, Matlock, East Thurrock, Stafford Rangers, Buxton, Billericay 1. [9]

    Leagues:
    BSN: 29
    BSS: 37
    BSP: 22
    L2: 9
    L1: 5
    CH: 1 (Dons' Hitchin)
    PREM: 1 (Welsh Wizard's Tooting & Mitcham)

    Thread HoF
    11 end of season posts: DanBHTFC.
    9 end of season posts: deadfncat, Dons.
    8 end of season posts: GreyedOutMan
    6 end of season posts: XaW, reddevil4ever, Drew the CE


    Total End of Season Posts: 169
    100th post: CityAndColour's Canvey Island

    Up to date up to post #: 2152


    I will try to keep this updated as often as time permits, but my big plea to anyone who is reading this is PLEASE check it from time to time for me or I have to spend hours doing it!
    Last edited by GreyedOutMan; 06-11-2011 at 20:30.

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    Going to holiday now then the reloading starts.

    Chasetown, Cray, Totton and Whitby main targets so far

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    Im hopping for chippenham, have played as them for the last few years of this challange never completed it tho got as far as the premier league a few times but then just yoyo between there and the Championship not been able to get stable and challange for the title! but here is hoping for this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Hmm how come you have 35000 players shown in ure screen shot? got exactly the same settings and only seeing an estimated 17000?
    The 35000 was from a previous setup, the correct number should be 17000. I've replaced the screenshot now to avoid further confusion.

    Thanks for spotting that

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Hurray! Thanks Dafuge - and can I just add my final plea - even though I know it will probably be in vein - PLEASE ENTER THIS CHALLENGE AGAIN!
    Setting this up has tempted me, but I've already got plans for what I want to do with FM12. Maybe next year?

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    If you were to enter this year dafuge which team(s) would you like to play as?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypanimz View Post
    If you were to enter this year dafuge which team(s) would you like to play as?
    The one name that screams out to me is Met Police, but I doubt they will turn up due to their low reputation. Other than them I guess it would be Weymouth, as they are fairly local.

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    Daf, there is a problem. The feeder leagues arent showing up on the custom db screen! Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    The one name that screams out to me is Met Police, but I doubt they will turn up due to their low reputation. Other than them I guess it would be Weymouth, as they are fairly local.
    I played as Weymouth last year. really enjoyed them. They are my back up for this year if i cant get Banbury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Daf, there is a problem. The feeder leagues arent showing up on the custom db screen! Help!
    The are the 9th 10th and 11th on ure screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Daf, there is a problem. The feeder leagues arent showing up on the custom db screen! Help!
    Jsar is right - Dafuge has simply renamed them

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    Anyone found a DL yet for the kits/badges for the lower leagues? always need these for this challange

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyedOutMan View Post
    Daf, there is a problem. The feeder leagues arent showing up on the custom db screen! Help!
    The screenshot has been replaced again, with the original names. Have another look and they should be there.

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    Oh I see. Thanks. Now I will feel less guilty about giving proper names to the Premiership, Europa League and Champions League!!

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    Started this last night. Chose Billericay, not knowing their rep was >1k :-(

    Played 8, won 5 drawn 3 lost 0 so far. Media predicted 23rd and I'm joint top so not too shabby.

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    Loading this up now, I will complete this this year.

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    Here is a 23rd June Save Game Uploaded for those of you who do not wish to wait the time it takes to Holiday

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Here is a 23rd June Save Game Uploaded for those of you who do not wish to wait the time it takes to Holiday
    I should add that in the past we have discouraged the sharing of save games since the random CA/PA assignment and the AI shortlisting may mean that your save games are not quite as unique as they should be.

    They have never been against the rules, but I just wanted people to know the disadvantages of using a save game to get started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Here is a 23rd June Save Game Uploaded for those of you who do not wish to wait the time it takes to Holiday
    Cheers! Saves a lot of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    I should add that in the past we have discouraged the sharing of save games since the random CA/PA assignment and the AI shortlisting may mean that your save games are not quite as unique as they should be.

    They have never been against the rules, but I just wanted people to know the disadvantages of using a save game to get started.
    Ah ok sorry, just thought it would be a way for people to save some time, is it ok to have links to saves of teams that come up? esp if some rare ones? kinda remember we had something similar last year with a list and Saves of most of the possible teams

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    Quote Originally Posted by columbouk View Post
    Started this last night. Chose Billericay, not knowing their rep was >1k :-(

    Played 8, won 5 drawn 3 lost 0 so far. Media predicted 23rd and I'm joint top so not too shabby.
    Feel too cheap with such a high rep. Re-loading now.

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    I'm going to return to this challenge after a few years absence. Am tempted to cancel my plans for tonight so i can get started right away. also hoping for met police, don't like my chances though.

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    Im re-loading at the moment. Seeing alot of FC United, Chester and Carshalton. No sign of Banbury yet.

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    Just wondering what sort of teams people are seeing on reloading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Ah ok sorry, just thought it would be a way for people to save some time, is it ok to have links to saves of teams that come up? esp if some rare ones? kinda remember we had something similar last year with a list and Saves of most of the possible teams
    That's fine, we have done that in the past, particularly for the rarer teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Just wondering what sort of teams people are seeing on reloading?
    Fc United and Chester are almost always there in the BSN. Carshalton and Cambridge City appear in the BSS alot also.

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    BTW there is a really easy way to see if a team has been promoted, not sure if it as new feature but i certainly havent seen it before.... when you click on the team you see their league history as a graph so can straight away see if they are a promoted team that year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Just wondering what sort of teams people are seeing on reloading?
    St. Albans nearly every time. Only not had them twice, must be up to 25 ish reloads by now. Chester & Lewes alot too.

    Not had anyone lower than 1050 rep so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypanimz View Post
    Fc United and Chester are almost always there in the BSN. Carshalton and Cambridge City appear in the BSS alot also.
    Seen carshalton a lot and chester once. Also St Albans Lewes and lowestoft a lot. Seen bedford a few times and North ferriby once, these are the lowest rep ones so far (1050)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppardinio View Post
    Not had anyone lower than 1050 rep so far.
    Historically 1000 has always been a bit of a benchmark, if you get a club below that then you are in for a decent challenge.

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    Ive rarely seen Lewes. only had one team thats 1050 or less, North Ferriby. Could be a while for Banbury at 900 to show up!

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    Hm unless i am mistaken looking at there history Blyth are a promoted team but do not show on the list in the intial post?

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    I'm not sure if this is still the case, but I think the teams that are relegated can have an effect on the new teams that are promoted. Holidaying the year all over again can sometimes bring new teams appearing when reloading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsar View Post
    Hm unless i am mistaken looking at there history Blyth are a promoted team but do not show on the list in the intial post?
    Blyth were not promoted, look under history and records

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    ignore that was looking at the wrong screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    I'm not sure if this is still the case, but I think the teams that are relegated can have an effect on the new teams that are promoted. Holidaying the year all over again can sometimes bring new teams appearing when reloading.
    I never knew that. Just seen Oxford City the first 1000 or below team in about 50 reloads.

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    was looking at bradford park and for some reason got the wrong name in my head

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    I will probably be spending the next week reloading 1000000 times waiting for Chippenham.

    That was how I spent the first week with FM11

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    Has anyone had Met Police yet, or is that just wishful thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by POMPEY657 View Post
    Has anyone had Met Police yet, or is that just wishful thinking?
    It will require pure luck and millions of reloads.

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    I will be very surprised if anybody gets Met Police in the next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POMPEY657 View Post
    Has anyone had Met Police yet, or is that just wishful thinking?
    That's who i'm aiming for and not yet. From other people experiences it could take a while .



    Edit: I just got a Chippenham if the guy who wanted them wants me to save it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheppardinio View Post
    That's who i'm aiming for and not yet. From other people experiences it could take a while .



    Edit: I just got a Chippenham if the guy who wanted them wants me to save it.
    nah it's ok. I want to find them myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikaelS View Post
    nah it's ok. I want to find them myself.
    Glutton for punishment ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebaker View Post
    Glutton for punishment ;)
    Hahaha true Seeing as I spent almost a week last year, then I'm bound for more punishment.

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    Tempted by Canvey Island....anyone had experience with them in the past?

    EDT: Meh - that yellow is just TOO BRIGHT!
    Last edited by GreyedOutMan; 21-10-2011 at 21:16.

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    So tempted to try again this year, always start and get too drawn to my yearly career game with Ipswich.


    But Kendal and North Ferriby have a place in my heart from previous years

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    Got bored with reloading and went with Worksop - profile

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    I'll join in on the fun, really want to get Met Police or Frome, pretty much impossible so I'll reload until I get a team with less than 1000 rep

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    Been reloading for about 3 hours now. Never seen a team below 1000. Hurry up Banbury and show up!!

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    Long time lurker here and first time poster but would be interested in giving this ago. Just holidaying to 24th June at the moment.

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    got to 23rd and forgot to save. doing it again



    Will put all below 100 I get
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    Is Kendal an unlikely team to get promoted? Probably closest to me but don't want to reload more than about 3 times really so.

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    Froggy - as you can see, I've reloaded quite a few times already and no sign of Kendal but keep an eye out.

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    You'd be ridiculously lucky to get Kendal within 3 reloads.

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    I havent seen Kendal in over 100 reloads. So you would be very lucky to get them within 3 reloads.

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    The lowest I've gotten so far is Matlock Town with 1000 rep, saved it but reloading on the 23rd June save now

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    I did about 40 reloads - lowest i saw was 1050

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    I think I'm hoping for Wingate and Finchley. If I do well, then they are potentially new local rivals for Arsenal - just down the road from Highbury. If I do badly, then once a season, when we win a game, we can have an enquiry into the "Wingate scandal" *laughs quietly to himself in the corner*

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    Im on holiday again. hope that makes a difference bringing Banbury up. I've set my heart on playing as them so im not going to stop until I get them.

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    Currently holidaying and waiting for St. Albans City to come up!

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    Finally! Been waiting for this! Reloaded loads of times and I've gotten East Thurrock as the lowest so far. Still reloading though, as I want to go even lower! =)

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    If anyone does come across Wingate & Finchley, please let me know

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    Got Chesham now. Saved it if anyone wants it. They're at 900.

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    Facepalm. Got to the 23rd but instead of saving on the 23rd I continued and saved on the 24th. Back to the beginning we go~!

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    I was hoping for a lower rep team, but i'm sick of reloading. So I picked a team with a good logo and some distinctive colours... Worksop Town FC.

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    Lowest team I've got so far is Chippenham and I'm just coming up to my 20th reload.

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    Got Chippenham now. Thought I saw someone wanting it. Let me know if you want it uploaded.

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    Hmm tempted with Lowestoft or Bury Town........but still really want ferriby or kendal or whitby

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    I have a North Ferriby save....

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    Once again I'm finding it hard to get Chippenham. I think my pc is Chippenham-scared or something

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    gonna try some more for Chippenham but if i get bored might well want tha save

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    Have unearthed 24 different teams. How many are there in total that are possible for this challenge?

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    Curtesey of Dafuge's savegame and yet another years challenge a new "season" is about to start.

    Like others, countless of reloads and am itching to start the challenge.

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    Good luck to you all!

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    Still trying to find low rep teams, around 75 reloads atleast now only saved 3 games; Matlock, Hastings & East Thurrock, watch me spend 2 days trying to get an awful club now

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    Just added Hastings Utd to the list who are rep 1000 - lowest I have got in about 40 reloads.

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    Im still searching for Banbury. had 100-150 reloads and Oxford City are the lowest team ive seen.

    Just seen Wingate & Finchley. will be keeping this as a back up save.
    Last edited by Hypanimz; 21-10-2011 at 23:32.

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    reloading is the worst part of this challange

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    I agree the thought I might be able to find Kendal in 3 reloads was ridiculously optimistic

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    New to all this but will give it a go - looks like fun. Here's hoping Stourbridge pop up though I doubt it looking at that rep!

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    Thought this was a pretty good coup...

    http://gyazo.com/5d173a320a6355ad847f7a25b9ee053e

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    Rarest I've pulled is Hitchin so far. Going to reload for a little while longer and see what pops up. I've done this challenge with Tiverton Town for three years so this year I'm a bit lost as to who to go with

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    Damn come on Chippenham sooooo many reloads and the same 8 or so clubs just keep showing!

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    I set my game up earlier with Tooting and Mitcham, but then realised I had holiday'd until 25th June rather than the 24th.

    As such, i'm going to start again, and keep reloading until I get a club with a rep of 1000 or less.
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    Finally!! 6 hours of reloading and Banbury United appear. 900 rep!!

    http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/...uryWelcome.png

    Cannot wait to get started on my career tomorrow.

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    Started with Hastings Utd now, despite the fact that I despise the kit. Their 1000 rep is the lowest I got after 2 hours of reloading.

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    Hmm.. When signing scouts now - they already have players on their scouting list. If they have a player with information on, that is based where you cannot manually scout, is that an acceptable signing?

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    Got sick and tired of reloading for 3 hours. Lowest I got was Chesham so I went with them. Here's my profile.

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