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    The reason for the last years battling might be down to their manager history:
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    Sir Alex Ferguson: 2008-2023 (Resigned, June)
    Mike Phelan: 2023 - 2024 (Left, June)
    Roy Keane: 2024 - 2026 (Sacked, May)
    Neil Banfield: 2026 - 2027 (Sacked, March)
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 2027 - 2028 (Left, July)
    Albert Stuivenberg: 2028 - 2029 (Sacked, February)
    Craig Cathrath: 2029 - 2030 (Left, November)
    Simon Flaherty: 2030 - 2033 (Sacked, February)
    Markus Babbel: 2033 -

    Club was quite stable until Ferguson left - so if FM is to rely on, Utd fans will face a dark time when he retires

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    Neil Banfield managing Man United?! What gives...

    On another note, how was Man United's transfer history in your game, supersaint?

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    Tottenham won the league on mine in my 2nd season so I would not believe everything FM does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersaint View Post
    so if FM is to rely on, Utd fans will face a dark time when he retires
    I can only hope.
    And wish.
    And pray.
    And Beg.

    He's old too, isn't he? He's had a good innings, surely he's close to popping the clogs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wee Aja View Post
    I can only hope.
    And wish.
    And pray.
    And Beg.

    He's old too, isn't he? He's had a good innings, surely he's close to popping the clogs?
    Supersaint's FM predicts he will live till 82 at the very least I guess.

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    Fergie managing in 2023 lol, how old was he when he retired?

    EDIT: Just seen what he said ^^^

    That's mad though, he retired after 3 years on mine, and then Rikarrd took over and ****ed us up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ediocy View Post
    Neil Banfield managing Man United?! What gives...

    On another note, how was Man United's transfer history in your game, supersaint?
    Didnt buy any big name players until 2011, which was their 5th signing in total. Couple of big names left the club in 2013/14 - brought in total of £44M..
    After that season, they were relatively quiet in the market until 2023 when they bought a player of Sunderland for £41M. Selling players for almost nothing too.
    One thing that has been a bit odd is that they buy players just every other year, and the most players brougth in has been 3 players I think.


    If you want to have a in-depth look at it, you can download the savegame here:
    http://defectivemind.com/stoke.fm (name reflects a challenge started from that game).

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    I might take over and take Man Utd back to the top of Europe where they belong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ediocy View Post
    Supersaint's FM predicts he will live till 82 at the very least I guess.
    It just shows that a job as a manager cant be as stressful as some claims - his heart still good after 37 years at Manchester...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex27 View Post
    I might take over and take Man Utd back to the top of Europe where they belong

    Feel free to do that - My challenge from that save is to get Stoke up from League 2 and win the PL.. Not sure which one is the toughest one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wee Aja View Post
    I can only hope.
    And wish.
    And pray.
    And Beg.

    He's old too, isn't he? He's had a good innings, surely he's close to popping the clogs?
    I take your not a United fan...


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    how did you get ur background like that? e-mail me at tuckerunited@yahoo.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckerunited View Post
    how did you get ur background like that? e-mail me at tuckerunited@yahoo.co.uk
    Instead of displaying your e-mail address for all to see, wouldn't it have been better to ask him to just PM you?

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    Ferguson leaves after a few years at mine, come to think of it everyone leaves or gets sacked from the big clubs. Managers move around all the time, once a guy gets sacked then a manager moves into that position which leaves his club free which then gets filled by another, and so on.

    Currently in early 2013

    Wenger went to Roma and now is at Man City
    Benitez went to Bayern Munich then back to Liverpool
    Spalletti went to Chelsea
    Martin O'Neill went to Reading then Bayern Munich
    Ancelotti went to Man Utd
    Rijkaard went to AC Milan
    Pat Rice is the highest earner, managing Arsenal getting paid £130,000 per week.
    Guardiola and Schuster surprisingly have held their jobs

    The big four in EPL as known today hardly ever buy players. Italian top clubs and the Spanish top clubs know how to buy good players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersaint View Post
    Didnt buy any big name players until 2011, which was their 5th signing in total. Couple of big names left the club in 2013/14 - brought in total of £44M..
    After that season, they were relatively quiet in the market until 2023 when they bought a player of Sunderland for £41M. Selling players for almost nothing too.
    One thing that has been a bit odd is that they buy players just every other year, and the most players brougth in has been 3 players I think.


    If you want to have a in-depth look at it, you can download the savegame here:
    http://defectivemind.com/stoke.fm (name reflects a challenge started from that game).
    Ah alright, thanks for the info and uploading of the save game! I am worried that in my game, which is currently in the midst of season 2010/2011, Man United have not bought any players since game start. That is zero transfers in after three seasons and totally unrealistic as Man United have splashed the cash on big-money signings almost every season, regardless of how well they perform in the previous season.

    I think this issue has been brought up before and just hope a fix for this transfer market inactivity would be included in 9.3.0. The reason why I had mentioned this is that I wonder whether the downfall of the club in your game could be partly attributed to their failure in the transfer market.

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    Awesome! My first save from that far in
    Downloading now and will see "what's up" :P Thanks

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    I saved the download into my saved games but it wont load, any help?

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    Could you elaborate? You get any error messages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jod123 View Post
    Could you elaborate? You get any error messages?
    So now you're even scrolling through old threads to help people?!

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    No messages, it just won't load.

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    You need to unpackage it using the tool provided with FM.

    On a side note, can the save game be uploaded to rapidshare or something? I am pretty interested in getting United back to the top again and would be a good challenge

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    How do I "unpackage" it?

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    Anyone else think it's amusing that Markus Babbel, the former Liverpool right-back, is the man to get Man Utd relegated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersaint View Post
    Didnt buy any big name players until 2011, which was their 5th signing in total. Couple of big names left the club in 2013/14 - brought in total of £44M..
    After that season, they were relatively quiet in the market until 2023 when they bought a player of Sunderland for £41M. Selling players for almost nothing too.
    One thing that has been a bit odd is that they buy players just every other year, and the most players brougth in has been 3 players I think.


    If you want to have a in-depth look at it, you can download the savegame here:
    http://defectivemind.com/stoke.fm (name reflects a challenge started from that game).
    I think this is bacause Man Utd has some serious debt downpayments in the game, I have never managed them myself. But I read people say you have to win either PL or CL or bring in cash through transfers each season just to pay expenses. I guess their manager didn't spend because expenses was too high.

    edit: crap, managed to quote the wrong post. D'oh! It was ment to the guy worried why Man utd didn't sign players.

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    is that the same markus babbel who was a liverpool player

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    how the hell did you manage to play all them seasons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    So now you're even scrolling through old threads to help people?!
    It was on my subscribed threads on my user cp which I went through last night.

    Quote Originally Posted by steph61620 View Post
    How do I "unpackage" it?
    Download WinRar and install that. Then extract it to the right location.

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    Ive installed WinRar but how do I extract it? Where do I save it to?

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    Right click on this save game and then from the menu that appears, choose extract to..

    Then browse to My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009\games.

    That should do it.

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    you can post this savegam eto the challenges topic.. im sure there will be some interest on this one

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    Fergie left early on mine, but Phelan has done a fantastic job, and they are still my only real rivals.

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    If man utd got relegated on mine, id apply straight away and not sell any players!
    man utd in the championship, it would be so easy, its almost orgasmic!!

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    It doesnt come up with extract to?

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    WinRar is not installed then. You sure you installed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jod123 View Post
    Tottenham won the league on mine in my 2nd season so I would not believe everything FM does.

    Newcstle won the league in my 1st season and now im in my 5th, Bolton are 2nd with 5 games to go and their squad is very very average.

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    Yeh I am. Is the file only meant to be 78kb when my other games are at least 20,000kb?

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    Is that the saved game file you are talking about? Well it is compressed so should be smaller.

    But going back to the first point. There are only 2 reasons likely that extract to does not appear as an option when you right clcik on the saved game. 1 is WinRar is not installed and 2 is the file is not a compressed file.

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    It won't let me extract it now, it says the files unkown or damaged. Cant re-download because the above link is broken.

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    So you found the option to extract it?

    The message above means it did not download correctly so you need to download it again. Hopefully the OP fixes the link.

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    Oh ok. So in future do I save or open the download?

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    Save the download.

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    Yeh thats what I thought, thanks

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    No problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersaint View Post



    The reason for the last years battling might be down to their manager history:
    Managers
    Sir Alex Ferguson: 2008-2023 (Resigned, June)
    Mike Phelan: 2023 - 2024 (Left, June)
    Roy Keane: 2024 - 2026 (Sacked, May)
    Neil Banfield: 2026 - 2027 (Sacked, March)
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 2027 - 2028 (Left, July)
    Albert Stuivenberg: 2028 - 2029 (Sacked, February)
    Craig Cathrath: 2029 - 2030 (Left, November)
    Simon Flaherty: 2030 - 2033 (Sacked, February)
    Markus Babbel: 2033 -

    Club was quite stable until Ferguson left - so if FM is to rely on, Utd fans will face a dark time when he retires
    There is no-one who can replace ferguson, they will suffer when he retires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACFergie86 View Post
    If man utd got relegated on mine, id apply straight away and not sell any players!
    man utd in the championship, it would be so easy, its almost orgasmic!!
    20 years on after a decade of mid table obscurity and it might not be. They could be crippled by debt with an awful team and a decaying stadium. :-p

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    O dear god noo, not ex liverpool defender Markus Babbel, this is an abomination! An ex liverpool german managing my beloved United in the Championship, im considering retirement!

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    This always happens to them when Ferguson leaves. It has happened in FM07, FM08, and now FM09. As soon as Fergie calls it a day, the club begins to go into a gradual downward spiral.

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    ferguson was in charge untill 2023???? wow. He would have been around 90 years old or something..

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