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    Default It's... Ackter's Overall Best Eleven longevity challenge!

    Hi there, and welcome to Ackter's Overall Best Eleven longevity challenge!

    The challenge is simple - who can get the most total appearances in their overall best eleven. The best thing about this challenge? It can be done alongside pretty much any challenge you're already involved in if you so wish. Any version of FM is allowed.

    All you need to do is post a screenshot of your overall best X1 screen and add up all of the appearances - the obvious (if slightly mental) aim, is to fill the screen with 1000+ appearance players. You're welcome to post, at the end of each of your seasons, an updated Best X1 screenshot and total.

    So let's get this challenge started.

    I'll open with my FM11 game from earlier in the year:



    First X1 appearances: 6,710
    Sub appearances: 3,543
    Total Best X1 appearances: 10,253


    And, as I will of course be taking part, my FM12 current:



    First X1 appearances: 2,668
    Sub appearances: 1,409
    Total Best X1 appearances: 4,077

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    I like this but surely it should XI instead of X1?

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    It's my challenge, I can be annoying if I want. Shut up

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    I'm not criticising, just asking .

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    First X1 appearances: 2,957
    Sub appearances: 1,519
    Total Best X1 appearances: 4,476

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    2024 :O Wowsa Ackter, you are running away already, only up to 2014 in my game...I will definitely start posting this once this season ends so I can see how far away I am from catching your squad of long-termers.

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    I'm also glad to see that the overall 11 formation actually changes in this version

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    It changed for me in FM11, it just seemed to only change once you had used your new formation for more seasons than the old one, which sucked for my central mids, as I went from one with wingers to a narrow 4-3-3 and the centre mids & 3rd striker weren't in the formation for ages...

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    In my FM11 save I changed from that formation after about 15 seasons and it never updated

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    I want to know how you got to 2024 so quickly!

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    I play the game as if it was called Director of Football 2012

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    I'm guessing you play most games on commentary only?

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    Quite an interesting side challenge, I doubt I'll be able to compete with some of the appearance totals but I'll have a crack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedger_14 View Post
    I'm guessing you play most games on commentary only?
    Nope - I hire my assistant to be the team's manager, I'm there to build the team and help with picking the squad. I tend to pick the team most times and then holiday through the match.

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    Tooting & Mitcham best XI (FM11)

    First XI appearances: 6192
    Sub appearances: 4590
    Total Best XI appearances: 10782

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    You're going to make me dig out my 2068 save aren't you?

    Edit: Gaaaaaaaaah, I've deleted it when cleaning out my PC
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    I'll definitely pop in here once I start to build a squad that lasts for more than a season.

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    AD Parla Overall Best XI
    First XI Appearances: 579
    Sub Appearances: 136

    Total Appearances: 715


    Woohoo so two seasons in and I am only behind dafuge by 10,000 appearances...

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    Best I'm going to do:



    First XI Appearances: 3428
    Sub Appearances: 2117
    Total Appearances: 5545

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    First X1 appearances: 3,299
    Sub appearances: 1,535
    Total Best X1 appearances: 4,834

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    Kind of an off topic question Ackter: Is it really possible to still holiday on match days? In the demo I couldn't holiday on a match date, which is exactly the reason why I didn't buy FM12 yet.

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    You can holiday on match days as long as you haven't submitted your team.

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    First X1 appearances: 3,638
    Sub appearances: 1,638
    Total Best X1 appearances: 5,276

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    This season has seen Vergara, Yazici and Di Cecco leave the club, so they will unfortunately not be adding to their tallies.

    Players from that Best X1 still in my team:

    Ismael (age 24)
    Jose Bossi (26)
    Pablo Gaitan (30)
    Danny Banfield (28)
    Rodrigo Guitierrez (24)
    Mario (26)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ackter View Post
    This season has seen Vergara, Yazici and Di Cecco leave the club, so they will unfortunately not be adding to their tallies.

    Players from that Best X1 still in my team:

    Ismael (age 24)
    Jose Bossi (26)
    Pablo Gaitan (30)
    Danny Banfield (28)
    Rodrigo Guitierrez (24)
    Mario (26)
    Can you potentially lose one of those players with a better player from the XI, but with one who hasn't played so many games?

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    Yes, unfortunately.

    I wish there was a longest serving X1, but this is all we have at the moment.

    I now it's going to be hard to get Viviano knocked off there regardless of apps as anything over 7.2 is great for a keeper.

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    First X1 appearances: 975
    Sub appearances: 310
    Total Best X1 appearances: 1285

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    Good to have you aboard.

    What's the make-up of your team like at the moment? Loads of youths ready for a massive push or just a bit of mix and match were possible?

    I'm now at the stage where I'm starting to ship out all players that don't have my club favoured so I don't have to worry about them walking out on me on the verge of a record-breaking Best X1 appearance.

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    First x1 Appearances - 606

    Sub Appearances - 292

    Total Appearances - 898

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ackter View Post
    Good to have you aboard.

    What's the make-up of your team like at the moment? Loads of youths ready for a massive push or just a bit of mix and match were possible?

    I'm now at the stage where I'm starting to ship out all players that don't have my club favoured so I don't have to worry about them walking out on me on the verge of a record-breaking Best X1 appearance.
    Well it's still early days so I'm still mixing with the youth and experience really. i mean 6 out of the starting x1 don't play for me anymore!

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    I'll join in

    After 7 seasons FM2012

    First XI appearances: 2097
    Sub appearances: 555
    Total Best XI appearances: 2652

    around 3-5 players still adding in Season 8, not a bad start, but still climbing the divs so highish player turnover. Will post again in a few seasons.

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    I could never do this challenge well. Too much squad rotation for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuk View Post
    I'll join in

    After 7 seasons FM2012

    First XI appearances: 2097
    Sub appearances: 555
    Total Best XI appearances: 2652

    around 3-5 players still adding in Season 8, not a bad start, but still climbing the divs so highish player turnover. Will post again in a few seasons.
    After 10 Seasons - 3 Seasons later.

    First XI appearances: 2718
    Sub appearances: 876
    Total Best XI appearances: 3594

    6 are still with the club coming into the 2022-3 season -

    Schuster with 301 appearances still has 2 years of contract but is valued at 750k, I may need that money very soon.
    Kirton (438) is desperate to leave,also with 2 years to run. Valued at 450k.
    Taylor (141) is likely to have a full season in goal.
    Schofield (172) is now only really a good backup.
    Ironside (125) could have a full season if I can't get a good loanee.
    Hollis (185) could also have a full season if I can't get a good loanee.

    Finances could send them away, however stagnation in League 1 - 2 relegation dog-fights, and an 8th - has probably helped the XI total increase.

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    I think I may actually start again soon. Kinda feel like a non-Newcastle save for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuk View Post
    After 10 Seasons - 3 Seasons later.

    First XI appearances: 2718
    Sub appearances: 876
    Total Best XI appearances: 3594

    6 are still with the club coming into the 2022-3 season -

    Schuster with 301 appearances still has 2 years of contract but is valued at 750k, I may need that money very soon.
    Kirton (438) is desperate to leave,also with 2 years to run. Valued at 450k.
    Taylor (141) is likely to have a full season in goal.
    Schofield (172) is now only really a good backup.
    Ironside (125) could have a full season if I can't get a good loanee.
    Hollis (185) could also have a full season if I can't get a good loanee.

    Finances could send them away, however stagnation in League 1 - 2 relegation dog-fights, and an 8th - has probably helped the XI total increase.
    Well that was a disaster, Schuster ended up being valued at 1.8M, but I had a stupid 250k release clause in his contract, similar with Kirton, lesson learnt there. The others all sodded off within a couple of seasons, I won't get near the giddy heights of Ackter / Dafuge anytime soon. And certainly not near getting 1000+'s. I currently have no players in the Top XI.

    On the plus side, this is my most successful save since getting Colchester (they were bottom div team back then) to 6th in Premiership in CM00/01 I think.

    After 13 Seasons - 3 Seasons later.

    First XI appearances: 2825
    Sub appearances: 1021
    Total Best XI appearances: 3846

    Quote Originally Posted by Ackter View Post
    I think I may actually start again soon. Kinda feel like a non-Newcastle save for a change.
    You got sacked? ;-)

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    Nah, I just felt I'd gone about the challenge badly (that and the first set of pictures look ***** thanks to FB's uploader).

    Started a game with Dortmund, got bored within three months so have started a new game with Newcastle now


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    This is hard for a team that I've brought up from the bottom to the top, because obviously whenever I get promoted, players move on as they're not good enough for the higher level. But my team currently has:


    FIRST XI: 2,491
    SUBS: 1,032
    TOTAL: 3,523


    My Arsenal FM11 save is significantly better, though:


    FIRST XI: 5,319
    SUBS: 3,344
    TOTAL: 8,663


    I'll keep my Harrow save updated here every few years.
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    First x1 Appearances - 816

    Sub Appearances - 399

    Total Appearances - 1215

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    2012/2013



    Fabozzi is 17
    Vrsaljko is 20

    They could be two heavyweights in this list for a long​ time.

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    2033's team:
    First XI: 2,583
    Subs: 1,055
    Total: 3,638
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    Thought I might join in with my San Marino Youth Only Challenge save:



    From end of 2030 season:

    First XI: 2,914
    Subs: 1,082
    Total: 3,996

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    2037
    First XI: 2,984
    Subs: 1,308
    Total: 4,292

    http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/64...2FBFDC8333DCF/
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    2038
    First XI: 3,131
    Subs: 1,378
    Total: 4,509

    http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/64...A17FADA6B5CF0/

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    2039
    First XI: 3,318
    Subs: 1,466
    Total: 4,784

    http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/64...9FD1F67EC354A/

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    And I've lost all of my saved games with yet another system re-install

    I'll have to start this again, again.

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    Ackter, in your 1st picture in the starting post, how has Amauri, your keeper, amassed 600 appearances and 69 goals?????? Is he some kind of Roderigo Ceni??? Is he real???

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    2036

    First XI: 4,028
    Subs: 1,425
    Total: 5,453

    Almost 1,000,000 score now aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniManMyers View Post
    Ackter, in your 1st picture in the starting post, how has Amauri, your keeper, amassed 600 appearances and 69 goals?????? Is he some kind of Roderigo Ceni??? Is he real???
    Yes and no, he was a generated player.

    He had 17 or 18 for free kicks iirc, had him taking all of my free kicks and penalties.

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    Here he is.

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    First XI 6941
    Subs 2910
    Total 9851

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    Finally got a new game going \o/


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    Krul, Coloccini, Okare, Jung-Woo, Guiterrez, Cisse, Hovland and Montoya have already left. Their replacements will hopefully rack up quite a bit more appearances in time.

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    Total: 3954

    A fair amount of retired players. I've completely rebuilt the team a few years ago and some of my new players had already made the bench, so they should be in the starting eleven soon.

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    Starting X1: 1,712
    Bench: 638
    Total: 2,350

    Taylor, Santon, Kovacevic and Pastore have been relegated to the bench, so their appearances will start slowing down.

    Fierro has made the step up to full X1 after an amazing season of 57 goals in 64 appearances. Behind him, Mavros has quickly become the second most important player in the team, notching either a goal or assist in every game. With Fierro at 22 and Mavros at 19, they're likely to dominate this team for years to come.

    New entrance Juric-Grgic will hopefully be a part of the team for the next 15 years, having only just turned 19. Colella has snuck his way into the overall bench, but its only a matter of time until the biggest prospect in the team, with a full star of potential more than any other player, takes one of the midfield positions for himself.

    Some note must go the keeper for breaking in, seriously increasing the amount of appearances for the bench, but he won't last. In under a year a 17 year old Turkish keeper is set to join and he will go straight into the first team as soon as I can get him a work permit. I hope for a good 20 seasons out of him.

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    Starting XI: 4301
    Bench: 2511
    Total: 6912

    All but three players are products of my own academy over 22 years. The ones with brackets next to them still play for the club.

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    First X1: 2,055
    Subs: 779
    Total: 2,834

    Considerable improvement over last time, none of the big players have moved on so they should be good for a while yet. Fierro and Rodriguez both love the club so they're set until they retire.

    Goalkeeper is still patchy, but my Turkish youth keeper is finally arriving next season and I plan on using him until he dies...

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    First X1: 2,312
    Subs: 997
    Overall: 3,309

    Perez makes it into the First X1 just in time to be sold off to make way for a hugely promising Portuguese DC. My Turkish keeper is now set to start his illustrious career with Newcastle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Tooting & Mitcham best XI (FM11)

    First XI appearances: 6192
    Sub appearances: 4590
    Total Best XI appearances: 10782
    I was ready to give up on my long term save from FM11 (currently in 2046), but I am only 210 games from breaking Dafuge's record, so I'm going to play on for another season or 2 just to see if I can break it

    Sutton United Overall Best XI - 2046 (FM11)
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    After flying through the last 2 seasons, I have finally broken Dafuge's record of 10,782 games - now I can finally give this save up!

    Introducing Sutton United Overall Best XI - 2048 (FM11)



    First X1 appearances: 7,108
    Sub appearances: 3,750
    Total Best X1 appearances: 10,858

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky Mark! View Post
    After flying through the last 2 seasons, I have finally broken Dafuge's record of 10,782 games - now I can finally give this save up!

    Introducing Sutton United Overall Best XI - 2048 (FM11)



    First X1 appearances: 7,108
    Sub appearances: 3,750
    Total Best X1 appearances: 10,858
    your score is only a Million behind me

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