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    I’ve frequented these forums for several years in both a lurking capacity and as a fully signed-up member. It was the CSE threads that first captured my attention, but month-by-month, this whole aspect of FM seems to be declining in popularity (Though of course the usual committed bunch like kipfizh, jimbowmanuk, LowerLeaguesRule, and others continue to produce CSE gold). I’ve therefore put a bit of thought into a new sign-up where a forum member attempts to create their own ‘Golden Generation’ for one of the ten smallest ranked nations in the world, in the hopes of developing it into a communal challenge, with a big leaderboard and plenty of tricky decisions for the user to make.

    This will have to wait for FM13, but in the meantime I want to give the sign-up a practice run on FM11. I am therefore asking for an initial three forum members to help with this trial. For the time being, all I need for you is for you to pick a team from the following, and to ensure I’ve got your full attention and know that you have an eye for detail, please state your favourite-ever Eastern European footballer. I would prefer it if everyone picked a different team, for maximum variety.

    FM11: Lowest ranked nations (July 2010)

    São Tomé and Príncipe
    San Marino
    - Reserved for jimbowmanuk
    Papua New Guinea
    Montserrat
    Anguilla
    American Samoa
    - duffy89
    Andorra - Ben Evans
    US Virgin Islands - letissierandhenryaregreat
    East Timor

    ArubaI have chosen this team, and for what it’s worth, I’d plump for Davor Suker...

    I’m holidaying my own Golden Generation at the moment, but will be back to post further instructions within the next week. Please note that this will be a prose-heavy sign-up, and you may have to wait before your own players receive the prolonged attention I envisage as I will be completing the project by working on one save at a time, starting with my own. For that reason this sign-up may be better suited to someone who spends a lot of time on these forums and will be patient. But hey, I’m not here to stop you if you aren’t!
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    CSE tip #1- if you want a response to your thread, don't illustrate it with a photo of one of the most loathed international sides of all time! Knew I should have chosen Croatia '98 instead.

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    Haha, also it seems a bit confusing. I don't really know what you want us to do.

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    Andorra is my choice + Stiliyan Petrov
    Last edited by Ben Evans; 20-04-2012 at 19:07. Reason: Eastern European!

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    US Virgin Islands - Gheorghe Hagi

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    ^ That ^ is all I need for now, the rest will become clear soon. There's space for one more...
    (Gheorge Hagi is a great shout, also)

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    I'll go American Samoa - Pavel Nedved

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    Sweet. Expect an update on Monday, hopefully before if I can get a good amount of writing done prior to that.

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    oh no I'm too late, I was gonna have Liechtenstein and Hristo Stoichkov. Oh well maybe next time

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    I can add you to the reserve list, I've capped things at three because I'm unsure how long things will take. However, Liechtenstein are not one of the teams available-
    São Tomé and Príncipe
    San Marino
    Papua New Guinea
    Montserrat
    Anguilla
    East Timor
    are. I've probably got enough done to post 'the rules' tonight now, so keep 'em peeled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergio_Biscuits View Post
    I can add you to the reserve list, I've capped things at three because I'm unsure how long things will take. However, Liechtenstein are not one of the teams available-
    São Tomé and Príncipe
    San Marino
    Papua New Guinea
    Montserrat
    Anguilla
    East Timor
    are. I've probably got enough done to post 'the rules' tonight now, so keep 'em peeled.
    Ok stick me on the reserve list with San Marino

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    Are you ready? Then I'll begin...

    The premise of this sign-up is to create a band of five footballers from a minnow nation in the hope that they will develop into that country’s ‘Golden Generation’, with enough talent to carry the rest of the team to a World Cup tournament and possibly go even further. Picking a nation from the list above, you will create your talented youngsters using the following guidelines:

    1. Your five players can be born at any point between 1 January 1994 - 31 December 1995, and can be assigned to any position and an additional position (e.g. DRC, AMC/ST).

    2. You can choose whether four of your players are left or right-footed. You are allowed one player who can use both feet.

    3. You can pick up to two preferred moves each for four of your players.

    4. You have 270 CA points to distribute between four of your players.

    5. You have 680 PA points to distribute between four of your players.

    6. Three of these four players will have two chosen personality attributes at 20, and the fourth will have one chosen personality attribute at 19.

    7. Player #1 will have five chosen playing/hidden attributes at 20.

    8. Player #2 will have three chosen playing/hidden attributes at 20, and another at 19.

    9. Player #3 will have two chosen playing/hidden attributes at 20.

    10. Player #4 will have one chosen playing/hidden attribute at 20, and another at 19.

    11. The fifth of your players will be a ‘wildcard’ entry. All you are able to pick is their name and date of birth. They will be given a completely random PA between 1-200, which will not be revealed until the player retires. All other fields relating to the player will be generated by the game.

    Each of the five players will be randomly allocated to a club within each playable nation, at any possible tier. I have also added a few extra nations for more variety. Your starlet might start his career at Ajax, he might start at the Metropolitan Police.

    To clarify what I’m looking for in the event of any confusion, I will provide the details of my Aruban Golden Generation:

    Player #1: Carles De Zorm, AMC/ST, born 10/11/1994, both feet
    CA/PA: 100/200
    Two personality attributes at 20: Ambition, Coping with pressure
    Five playing/mental attributes at 20: Influence, Long shots, Finishing, Dribbling, Stamina
    PPMS: Shoots from distance, Runs through centre

    Player #2: Marti Sek, M/AML, born 12/04/1995, left footed
    CA/PA: 70/170
    Two personality attributes at 20: Adaptability, Coping with pressure
    Three playing/mental attributes at 20, one at 19: Pace, Crossing, Important matches, Acceleration
    PPMS: Cuts inside, Runs down left

    Player #3: Ramzi Heernden, DC/R, born 09/02/1994, right footed
    CA/PA: 50/180
    Two personality attributes at 20: Temperament, Coping with pressure
    Two playing/mental attributes at 20: Tackling, Heading
    PPMS: Stops play, Tries killer balls

    Player #4: Rudi Sasko, GK, born 20/12/1995, right footed
    CA/PA: 50/130
    One personality attribute at 19: Temperament
    One playing/mental attribute at 20, one at 19: Aerial ability, Handling
    PPMS: None chosen

    Player #5: Rylands Johnson, born 4/1/1994
    Last edited by Sergio_Biscuits; 22-04-2012 at 00:28.

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    I know 11 rules is a bit much, but it should allow for optimum creative control for the forum members. I will provide my patented scoring structure another day. I've been preparing this all evening and I'm knackered.

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    Forgot to add- (vaguely) realistic names, please. Like Carles De Zorm.

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    Sergio I've got my list of players done incase you need them, just let me know

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    Post away. I've decided I'll play your San Marino save even if it's in the far distant future!

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    Player #1: Gianluca Di Berti, MC/AMC, born 19/6/1994, both feet
    CA/PA: 90/195
    Two personality attributes at 20: Ambition, Adaptability
    Five playing/mental attributes at 20: Influence, Creativity, Passing, Technique, Determination
    PPMS: Dictates Tempo, Tries Killer Balls

    Player #2: Paolo Stravelli, ST, born 6/11/1994, Right footed
    CA/PA: 75/175
    Two personality attributes at 20: Adaptability, Professionalism
    Three playing/mental attributes at 20, one at 19: Finishing, Composure, Balance, Pace(19)
    PPMS: Places Shots, Shoots with Power

    Player #3:
    Roberto Zoff, DC/SW, born 09/8/1995, Left footed
    CA/PA: 50/165
    Two personality attributes at 20: Temperament, Coping with pressure
    Two playing/mental attributes at 20: Tackling, Heading
    PPMS: None

    Player #4: Franco Buffunucci, GK, born 16/9/1995, right footed
    CA/PA: 55/145
    One personality attribute at 19: Coping with Pressure
    One playing/mental attribute at 20, one at 19: Shot Stopping, Handling(19)
    PPMS: Avoids using weaker foot

    Player #5: Christian Ginelli, born 4/6/1995


    Thats all the right info I think, let me know if anything needs adjusting

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    Exactly what I was looking for. Cheers!

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    Ahh i get it now. If you need another i would go for Monteserrat all the best have been said except for the legend that is Poborsky

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    Player #1: Christian Jimenez, MC/AMC, born 20/9/1994, both feet
    CA/PA: 90/200
    Two personality attributes at 20: Ambition, Adaptability
    Five playing/mental attributes at 20: Influence, Creativity, Passing, Technique, Determination
    PPMS: Dictates Tempo, Tries Killer Balls

    Player #2: Ricardo Baptista, ST, born 20/10/1994, Right footed
    CA/PA: 75/170
    Two personality attributes at 20: Adaptability, Professionalism
    Three playing/mental attributes at 20, one at 19: Finishing, Composure, Free Kicks, Pace(19)
    PPMS: Places Shots, Shoots with Power

    Player #3: Pablo Gonzalez, DC/SW, born 29/3/1995, Left footed
    CA/PA: 50/160
    Two personality attributes at 20: Temperament, Coping with pressure
    Two playing/mental attributes at 20: Tackling, Heading
    PPMS: None

    Player #4: Roberto Gomez, GK, born 1/1/1995, right footed
    CA/PA: 55/150
    One personality attribute at 19: Coping with Pressure
    One playing/mental attribute at 20, one at 19: Shot Stopping, Handling(19)
    PPMS: Avoids using weaker foot

    Player #5: Ben Fernandez, born 12/6/1994

    I've used very similar traits to jimbowmanuk but only because he's chosen the best ones. I mixed around the CA/PA's though and gave them all S. American sounding names.

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    Cheers, I see there's a vibrant South American culture developing in Andorra! I've holidayed my own save up to Summer 2016 so far, taking a while because of all the leagues I have loaded and my puny PC, but will probably start a new thread detailing the progess of the Aruban GG tomorrow.
    I will post the scoring system for this sign-up/challenge this evening.
    glennuk- I suspect four players will probably be my limit but will give you first option if things change.

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    Sergio, I'm going to be off the forums for a few days due to family needs, do you want to sub me out?

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    Not at all. This is a long-term sign-up and a few days out will not matter.
    To reiterate, I will be running separate saves for each team. I am aware that someone could upload all the 'GG's at once but I like the idea of an on-going sign-up challenge for FM13.

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    Cool, I've had a bit of time to think about what I'd go for so here is the future of Amercian Samoa:

    Player #1: Gabriel Satistuba, ST, born 01/02/1994, Right footed
    CA/PA: 100/190
    Two personality attributes at 20: Temperament, Pressure
    Five playing/mental attributes at 20: Finishing, Pace, Acceleration, Composure, Determination.
    PPMS: Shoots from distance, Likes to round keeper

    Player #2: Edward Davids, MC/AMC born 13/03/1994, both feet
    CA/PA: 60/170
    Two personality attributes at 20: Temperament, Pressure
    Three playing/mental attributes at 20, one at 19: Passing, Technique, Flair, Creativity(19)
    PPMS: Dictates Tempo, Plays killer balls

    Player #3: Jop Stan, DC/DM, born 17/07/1994, right footed
    CA/PA: 60/160
    Two personality attributes at 20: Temperament, Pressure
    Two playing/mental attributes at 20: Tackling, Heading
    PPMS: Plays simple passes, stays on feet

    Player #4: George Kampos, GK, born 15/10/1994, right footed
    CA/PA: 50/160
    One personality attribute at 19: Pressure
    One playing/mental attribute at 20, one at 19: Shot Stopping, Jumping(19)
    PPMS: Gets crowd going

    Player #5: Derek Borgkomp, born 10/05/1994
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    Those look like ISS/PES names of established 1990s stars. Surely not!

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    If no-one knows what ISS is, I'm going to feel really old...

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    Haha they'll be close enough I bet! Infact they were:

    Stam: TYUTAU (eh?)
    Davids: DARIT
    Bergkamp: BEMKAMP
    Batistuta: BAQUISTATA
    Campos: CALMEN

    I had ISS 98 for the N64, which had Carlos Valderrama on the front!

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    I had '98, in some ways my favourite (non-management) football game ever, although I had Ince/Ravanelli on the front.

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    What do you use to pick the random clubs for the players? Think I might run my players on FM12 to see how they pan out?

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    I use an online random country generator, then a random number generator (for countries with loads of clubs I will first randomise the tier, for those with fewer clubs I'll just enter the number of clubs and pick the corresponding one). It's all very technical, though seems to favour lower rep. clubs if my trial is anything to go by!

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    The five players that each of you have created will accrue points as they look to put their tiny nation on the world football map. Though Golden Generations are ultimately defined by their performance as a collective, there is scope for individual success at club level as well. The scoring system for each achievement they may make is as follows:

    Club competitions

    League or cup win: Points equal to competition reputation
    Leading role within league or cup win (e.g. keeps clean sheet in cup final, scores 15 league goals): Points double that of competition reputation
    World Club Championship/European Super Cup/Champions League/Copa Libertadores win: 15 points (points doubled if player has leading role)
    Europa League win: 10 points (points doubled if player has leading role)
    Asian/African Champions League/Copa Sudamericana: 8 points (points doubled if player has leading role)
    All other Continental club competitions: Points equal to competition reputation (points doubled if player has leading role)

    International matches

    International goal/clean sheet/assist/MoM award: 1 point
    Player plays in international win: 2 points
    Player plays in international draw: ½ point

    International competitions

    World Cup
    Qualification: 70 points
    Round of 16: 90 points
    Quarter finals: 100 points
    Semi finals: 120 points
    Final: 140 points
    Winners: 180 points

    European Championships
    Qualification: 40 points
    Quarter finals: 60 points
    Semi finals: 80 points
    Final: 100 points
    Winners: 120 points

    Asian Cup/African Cup of Nations
    Qualification: 10 points
    Quarter finals: 15 points
    Semi finals: 40 points
    Final: 50 points
    Winners: 80 points

    Gold Cup:
    Qualification: 5 points (plus 25 points if this is as winners of Caribbean Championships)
    Quarter finals: 15 points
    Semi finals: 30 points
    Final: 50 points
    Winners: 70 points

    OFC Nations Cup
    Qualification: 5 points
    Semi finals: 15 points
    Final: 20 points
    Winners: 40 points

    Confederations Cup
    Semi finals: 20 points
    Final: 30 points
    Winners: 50 points

    I will add other players as necessary (with a maximum of 70) to enable all the minnows to produce a full squad and appoint a reasonable manager. These players are exempt from the scoring system and will be randomly allocated PA between 30 and 55, and a club based in their own nation. All other details will be left blank to further randomise their quality.

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    Will need letiss's team details at some point, but no rush.

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    Player #1: Phoenix Van Middlesworth, M/AM C, born 25/12/1995, both feet
    CA/PA: 125/200
    Two personality attributes at 20: Proffesionalism, Sportsmanship
    Five playing/mental attributes at 20: Passing, Long shots, Finishing, Dribbling, Stamina
    PPMS: Shoots from distance, Plays short simple passes

    Player #2: Ormonde Joyner, AML/ST, born 05/11/1995, left footed
    CA/PA: 75/160
    Two personality attributes at 20: Adaptability, Coping with pressure
    Three playing/mental attributes at 20, one at 19: Pace, Strength, Finishing, Composure
    PPMS: Places shots, Plays short simple passes

    Player #3: Kendall Pettigrew, DC/R, born 01/07/1995, right footed
    CA/PA: 35/180
    Two personality attributes at 20: Temperament, Coping with pressure
    Two playing/mental attributes at 20: Tackling, Strength
    PPMS: Stops play, Marks Opponent tightly

    Player #4: Zachariah Collingwood, GK, born 20/12/1995, right footed
    CA/PA: 35/140
    One personality attribute at 19: Temperament
    One playing/mental attribute at 20, one at 19: Aerial ability, Handling
    PPMS: None chosen

    Player #5: Fitzroy Kellogg, born 31/12/1995

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