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[FM21] A right Royal mess. Scandinavian Journeyman save starting in Faroe Islands. Very biased towards Youth Development. Possibly 100% #YouthOnly


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I was looking for inspiration after really struggling with the game this year, so after deciding to start a new save I was excited to see a database that included the Royal League, (created by @CoffeeFueledCurmudgeonwho I hadn't heard of until now). @zangelmihas also created the Royal league database that seems pretty similar by description, but I went with the one by @CoffeeFueledCurmudgeonsimply because he commented that he tested it for 50+ seasons across multiple saves. 

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@CoffeeFueledCurmudgeon has taken things to the next step in the database and has included entrants from Finland, Iceland & Faroe Islands.

I never opted for a Scandi save in the @Gundochallenge all those years ago, (and regretted it), so I thought this might be a good opportunity to go back and right that wrong. 

With that in mind I have added a few further edits. 

Faroe Islands (4 levels).

Iceland (4 levels). Both of these databases were created by (c)Timo(c).

I considered the level 8 Finland database and the level 10 Norway database by@Sangue Blubut there seem to be some small issues that have yet to be resolved so decided against it and my starting FM World looks like this. 

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I've never managed in the Faroe Islands before so will be starting there, and I think the plan is to play a Scandi Journeyman save where I jump about a fair bit. 

My management style is usually to play Youth Only, (and will certainly be very much Youth based), but it's possible that if I am in a position where I have money to spend somewhere and an attractive target to sign, then I will sign players depending on the circumstances, (but I might not too). 

I have a feeling that there is "something" wrong with the way Youth Intakes work at the moment in FM21, (but I don't know what), so with that in mind I will be looking at the CA/PA of players who come through the intake. If that's not your thing, (and I know many don't like it), then you might want to give this thread a miss. 

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Season 1. Miðvágs Bóltfelag (MB) Faroe Islands 4th Tier

Youth Candidates Preview

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Youth Intake.  

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Faroese 3rd Division Group B. (4th Tier)

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Løgmanssteypið (Cup).

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Summary. I just pressed continue for much of this season, (after I promoted my 45 yo GK to GK/AssMan). I was unable to recruit any other staff at all, (they just aren't interested in joining), but I have a few other older players and hopefully can sign them up to staff contracts next season. Our B Team, (MB 2) currently plays at the same level, (but in Group A), and although they didn't have any players at all this season, (I promoted all the players to the main squad and made MB 2 field "grey" players), they still haven't been relegated despite finishing bottom of the table. I don't really understand why at this stage, but maybe things will become more clear as the seasons progress. We don't have an U18/U19 squad so the Youth intake go straight into the Senior squad and I have demoted them into MB 2. AB (FRO) 3Undrið II can't get promoted from this level so that explains why HB III have been promoted, (except that the rules seem to suggest that only the top team in each group gets promoted. The fact that there are only 2 teams relegated from the league above is also confusing, (but maybe that's just me). 

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"Grey" players. Feb 2021

There seems to be a "slight glitch", (and I call it a slight glitch rather than a bug because I think it only exists in an edited database), whereby if you don't have enough available players, then "grey" players are added to allow you to field a full squad. We only had 1 GK through the intake last season so MB 2, (our Reserves), need a 2nd GK. Because of this, a "grey" GK has been produced and is available to us. 

Eli Clementsen has a CA of 9, (which is equal to the highest player in our Youth Intake last season), and a PA of 50, (which is 26 points higher than the highest PA player in our intake). It would be easy to sign him and suddenly we would have a potential star on our hands, but that doesn't seem right at all. Not only will we not be signing him, but he also won't be playing ever if I have anything to say about it. 

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Discipline. May 2021

While playing in Wales in FM20, I encountered a problem that I had players suspended the whole time because I think you were suspended after 3 bookings. 

In the Faroe Islands it's even more severe, with a suspension after just 2 bookings. 

13 out of 16 outfield players 1 booking away from suspension. :lol: I don't know if this mirrors real life or not, but it is funny. :D

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1st Job interview. Aug 2021

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Bóltfelagið 1968 aka B68 are currently 9th of 10 teams in the Betrideildin which is the Faroe Islands top tier. 

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They only have 8 league games left to play. 

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I told them I didn't want to join them until the end of the season, but either way I didn't get the job. 

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Does anyone else think even getting an interview is a bit weird? 

We're 3rd from bottom in the 4th tier. :idiot:

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5 hours ago, iamnobody said:

It does seem odd, but their rep is only .5*.  If your rep is the same then it could be the reason why you got the interview.

That's a really good point actually. :thup:

My reputation is indeed 0.5* I think the problem is that it's already at it's lowest because we're in Faroe Islands, so how far down the pyramid in Faroe Islands can't go any further than 0.5*

I think what I will do is try and limit myself to the jobs that I apply for. If I had been flying and winning every game then it might have made more sense, but as it was we were hardly winning any games and just avoiding relegation, (which was decent in itself). 

I'm glad I didn't get the job though. 

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Hope this sticks, Jimbo.

I didn't really connect with the Gibraltar save as you spent most of your time posting about bugs and, as always, I'm excited to delve into your thought process as you go about your business. I'll check back in a few years though as I know you're like me and don't get into the game for a little while!

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Season 2. Miðvágs Bóltfelag (MB) Faroe Islands 4th Tier

Youth Candidates Preview

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Youth Intake.  

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(21a) Gunnar Pétursson (ISL) is the best player both by CA and PA. He's not good, but then again we're in the 4th tier in the Faroe Islands so how good should we expect him to be. 

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Faroese 3rd Division Group B. (4th Tier). We finished 2nd bottom but that's fine by me. I haven't let a single Youth player play for the Senior side yet so really we were just treading water until next season. The B Team finished bottom of Group B but I don't think they will be relegated, (at least I hope not anyway), but we will find out next season anyway. 

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Løgmanssteypið (Cup). We weren't entered into the Cup this season at all. Last season we were the only fixture at the 1st Round stage and this season it didn't start until the 2nd Round stage so we missed out. 

Squad by Appearances

  • We've got a GK who is averaging more than 7.00 over the course of the whole season. 
  • We've got a ML who was our top goal-scorer with 10, (nobody else scored more than 3). 
  • We've got a MR who created 8 assists, (and nobody else made more than 3). 

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Summary.

We had 25 players in the squad at the start of the save and 7 have just announced that they will retire at the end of the season. I think what I will do is promote all of the 1st intake into the Senior side to start with and select a squad of 25 from there, then I will drop everyone who isn't registered back into the B Team. I will probably look to cull  a few players who are down the rankings in the B Team. I'm no rush to apply for other jobs for the moment, (although I might if invited), It will be interesting to see what sort of impact the 1st intake have on our 1st team next season.

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Facilities

The board arranged an affiliation with ÍF, (who finished 6th in the top tier in the 1st season & 4th this season). I'm not sure I'm too keen on this, but I think I have to be willing to go with the flow a little in this save. If this is what the board want then so be it. They didn't send us any players this season which is good at least. 

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33 minutes ago, _Ben_ said:

Hope this sticks, Jimbo.

I didn't really connect with the Gibraltar save as you spent most of your time posting about bugs and, as always, I'm excited to delve into your thought process as you go about your business. I'll check back in a few years though as I know you're like me and don't get into the game for a little while!

Yeah, I tried hard to get into it and got as far as 2040, but there were a few things not quite right for me. I'm hoping that this is better and any of the problems that I encounter I'm laying the blame squarely at the door of the Edited database, (rightly or wrongly), and will just go with the flow. 

We've gone through 2 seasons already, but weirdly this coming season, (the 3rd), seems like it's season #1. 

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12 hours ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

Discipline. May 2021

While playing in Wales in FM20, I encountered a problem that I had players suspended the whole time because I think you were suspended after 3 bookings. 

In the Faroe Islands it's even more severe, with a suspension after just 2 bookings. 

13 out of 16 outfield players 1 booking away from suspension. :lol: I don't know if this mirrors real life or not, but it is funny. :D

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So yeah. Suspensions are a thing in Faroe Islands apparently. :lol: Oct 2022

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Season 3. Miðvágs Bóltfelag (MB) Faroe Islands 4th Tier

Youth Candidates Preview

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Youth Intake.  Because we don't have a Youth side, the players are being promoted directly into the Senior Squad at the intake. A knock-on effect of this is that you will see their CA is shown in both silver and gold stars rather than just minimal gold stars. This is a significant improvement for me and I really like it. :thup: I wonder if this is something I might be able to replicate manually in other Nations in the future? :kriss:

(22a) John Joensen * has a significantly better PA than anyone else we have produced so far, (59 to 24), and even (22b) Ragnar Mohr at 26 PA is better than what we have produced previously. 

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(22a) John Joensen * seems to be a star in the making, but will be able to hang on to him long enough to make an impact. The CA of players in the (FRO) Senior National side ranges from 62 to 116, so he is a little short of that level, but he could still be a big player for us. The usual strategy is for youngsters to play 1 full season in the B Team before earning their chance in the 1st Team, but I think with finishing of 15 he will walk straight into the 1st team starting line-up. I'm not sure how much we will be able to develop him with these facilities, but we are going to give him every opportunity. We are particularly weak in the striker area anyway. 

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(22b) Ragnar Mohr looks like a proper centre-half. I quite like him and he will be promoted straight into the 1st Team too. Everyone else will have at least 1 season in the B Team. 

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Faroese 3rd Division Group B. (4th Tier). I'm really pleased how both sides did in the league this season. We were miles off Vikingur III and AB (FRO) 3 in the end, (we lost 9 games and they lost 2 and 1 respectively), but they are 3rd teams, (I'm guessing for big clubs), and we're just starting out. It's interesting that AB (FRO) 3 can't get promoted out of this league at the moment, (because AB (FRO) 2 are in the league above). It doesn't tell me that Skála III can't get promoted, but B58 III have been promoted in their place despite finishing 2nd, and after looking it's seemingly because Skála II are in the league above, (so that's starting to make sense even if EB/Streymur III not being relegated out the bottom doesn't. It's also interesting, (at least to me), that 07 Vestur 3 finished above 07 Vestur II. I would hope to see the 07 Vestur II manager sacked for that. :lol:

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Løgmanssteypið (Cup). We were in the 1st Round of the Cup this season. I'm not sure if the 1st Round is bugged, or whether there is some sort of randomness as to who gets entered. (I'm going to assume that it's random unless told otherwise).

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Squad by Appearances

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(20b) Tórur Justinussen is just 1 of a few decent left wingers we have. We are very strong, (relatively), in that position. The 2 players with the highest PA from the 2020 intake were both left wingers & the top goal-scorer from season 1 was a left-winger.

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The star performer in the B Team was (21l) Jóhannus Jørgensen, so while I want to promote him to the 1st Team, I don't want him playing ahead of (22a) John Joensen *. At the same time He's obviously plenty good enough for this level. I think I will promote him and I will just have to find someone else to drop to the B Team. Nobody has ever scored 15 goals in a season for the 1st Team, and the top goal-scorer in the league only scored 18 goals this season so I don't feel able to ignore him. 

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Summary. At the end of this season I promoted 3 more players from the B team, (all from the 2021 intake). The fact that younger players are not exempt from league registration is at the same time strange, but also strangely decent once I have got my head around the fact that if they are not in the original 25 then they simply don't play. The same thing obviously goes for the B Team, (although 1 of their players is also the Manager and he selects the squad). There are 6 players at the club right now, (about 1 week before the Youth Intake), who didn't play a single game for either the Senior Team or the B Team, and I will be looking for a reason to keep these players otherwise I'm going to be releasing them immediately, (in the knowledge that we are just about to get 16 more players). With only having 25 slots for the 1st Team, and 25 more for the B Team, I'm going to have to keep on top of the player cull if I don't want things to get out of hand. Obviously nobody is getting paid at this level, and there is no way to loan players out because if they can't get a game here then nobody else is going to want them, but both sides did do significantly better in the league this season so I wonder how long before someone comes in and makes a 1st offer on 1 of our players. 

Facilities. I didn't feel it was appropriate to ask for an upgrade until now because although this was the 3rd season, it actually feels like it was the 1st season with the 2020 intake finally breaking into the 1st Team.

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I might have mentioned that I felt there is something "wrong" with the Youth Intakes in FM21, but I can't quite put my finger on what is wrong. We've just had upgrades agreed in 2 areas and the Facilities in terms of numbers haven't been upgraded....... Fingers crossed it will happen at the end of the month, (ie before the imminent Youth Intake). 

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Both Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment did pop to level 3 at the end of the month, (after the intake), so at least that seems to be working ok. 

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Finances. We're not paying anyone so the finances are looking pretty decent at the moment. 

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Season 4. Miðvágs Bóltfelag (MB) Faroe Islands 4th Tier

Youth Candidates Preview

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Youth Intake. We might not quite have reached the heady heights of last season's 59 PA, but I'm not at all upset with the top-scoring 55 seen this season. getting a player through the intake in Faroe Islands from Haiti is deserving of a mention. 

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(23a) Jón Mørkøre looks to be a 2nd decent striker in successive seasons. Yes he's slow, but he looks like he can put the ball in the net, and well, this is the Faroe Islands after all. 

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Faroese 3rd Division Group B. (4th Tier). We were in a bit of a transition period this season as I chose to play 17 year old (22a) John Joensen * ahead of layers who are better in the here and now but who don't have his PA, including (21l) Jóhannus Jørgensen who added 12 more goals to the 15 than he scored for the B Team last season. The fact that our B Team finished in 3rd and our 1st team finished in 5th doesn't seem to portray me in too good a light. 

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Løgmanssteypið (Cup). We lost in the 1st Round, (again). 

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Squad by Appearances

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Summary. We are making progress, but this has n't been replicated in results and league performance, partly because I chose to blood (22a) John Joensen * who played 20 pf 21 league games, but only scored 6 goals in the process. I'm hoping that this playing time early in his career will be an investment in his development that will move him towards his PA. We really struggled for the 1st time in the save with injuries this season. With suspensions every 2 bookings and only 25 players to pick from we had to play players out of position for most of the 2nd half of the season, which obviously had a big impact on our form and after losing our opening game we went unbeaten in the next 11, before losing for a 2nd time and then going unbeaten for 5 more games, but then really struggled, losing 4 of our final 9 games, winning only twice. We're really in dire need of a playmaker of some sort in midfield. Fingers crossed that we get one in the next couple of intakes. 

Facilities. We got our 2nd upgrades and things are developing nicely in this area. These upgrades don't cost us anything at the outset and the so it's no risk, with the only cost being a rise in the Youth Setup costs from £946 pa to £2,280 pa. 

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Finances

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2nd Job interview. Dec 2023

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They are a Semi-Pro club who have finished in mid-table, (outside the European places but also not in the bottom 2), in each of the 4 seasons of the save so far. They only avoided relegation by 2 points last season. I'm happy to go to the interview but don't expect to be offered the job. 

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AB (FRO) have approached me, but I don't think the time is right to move yet. I would like to get promoted here 1st I think. 

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1 hour ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

Just had a crash while I was waiting to see of I would be offered the job. I don't think I have saved at all this morning. :( Idiot! :idiot:

Yep. Just lost the 4th season. I'm really not having too much luck with FM21. :rolleyes:

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4 hours ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

Yep. Just lost the 4th season. I'm really not having too much luck with FM21. :rolleyes:

@Jimbokav1971

I have been reading your threads since the N. Ireland days; there are two consistencies throughout the years.  You create great stories and threads to follow and you do not save often and lose alot of progress.  Please start using auto save please.  Over the years I save before and after every game because of your threads.  :D  I hope this thread can continue. 

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4 hours ago, SunDevil said:

@Jimbokav1971

I have been reading your threads since the N. Ireland days; there are two consistencies throughout the years.  You create great stories and threads to follow and you do not save often and lose alot of progress.  Please start using auto save please.  Over the years I save before and after every game because of your threads.  :D  I hope this thread can continue. 

I can't argue with that. What's that great saying? "Those who don't learn from their mistakes will be forced to repeat them", (or something like that). 

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2 hours ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

I can't argue with that. What's that great saying? "Those who don't learn from their mistakes will be forced to repeat them", (or something like that). 

I'd have gone with that old "The definition of insanity..." quote that is 100% from Einstein, you betcha. 

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I'm not going to do a full update of the replayed 4th season, but here is a summary. 

There were a few things I did differently this season so we shouldn't expect similar results. 

  • (22a) John Joensen * was left in the B Team and didn't feature regularly and then when promoted to the 1st Team was only used sparingly. 
  • The Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment upgrades were done much earlier this season. 
  • I let the Ass Man register the 1st Team squad. 
  • The Ass Man registered all 3 GK's at the club for the 1st Team so I promoted them & then forgot to make 1 of them available for the B Team. 
  • The Youth Intake is phenomenal and a HUGE surprise. I can only think this is down to me doing the upgrades earlier. The PA of players currently in the (FRO) National side range from 89-128, so players with 99, 103, 119 & 119 should definitely become Internationals if they get anywhere near their PA, (which is not guaranteed). I've never managed in the Faroe Islands before & don't have much experience with an edited database like this, but I would expect the big sides to come in and snap them up pretty quickly, possibly even before they get to play for us next season. 
  • We were given an easier Group this season, (it's completely random I think), and I actually thought we were going to be promoted despite finishing 2nd because KÍ II were in the league above so KÍ III couldn't get promoted unless KÍ II were also promoted...... and they were unfortunately, so we haven't been promoted. 
  • After getting battered all season, the B Team won their last game of the season 6-0 with the new influx of Youth players very much to the fore. I expect them to play key roles for the 1st Team next season, (if they are still here).

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(23a) Petur Baldvinsson created 2 assists on his league debut for the B Team, so I expect him to ve hugely influential for the 1st Team next season if we can just hang on to him. 

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(23b) Søren Jensen (DEN) didn't play in the last game of the season, but will be our 1st choice GK next season, (if still here).

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(23c) Karl Sigvardsen scored 1 and assisted another in the last game of the season for the B Team and I expect him to play a lot of games for us next season. (Please God let him still be here). 

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(23d) Allan Jørgensen is a right-sided Pressing Forward. As we play with a Poacher on the left and a DLF on the right, this is a step in the right direction, (because we have been forcing a 2nd poacher to try and play a more withdrawn role up until now). 

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ps.@SunDevil & @turnipyes I have saved. :lol:

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International Duty. Aug 2024

I know it's only U19's and I know it's only the Faroe Islands, but we have just had players called up for International Duty for the 1st time. 

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Season 5. Miðvágs Bóltfelag (MB) Faroe Islands 4th Tier

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Youth Candidates Preview

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Youth Intake. In terms of pure PA, it's not as good as the 2nd intake from last season, (where had had 3 players at 100+ PA), but where it seems to have excelled is the bottom end of both PA and CA. The lowest CA in this intake, (16), would have ranked 6th in last years intake, and the lowest PA, (26), would have ranked 8th last season, (in what was an amazing intake), so we are certainly moving in the right direction here. 

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(24a) Jákup Hansen is decent, but he doesn't have as good CA as the GK to come through last season, (and the PA is the same). 

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(24b) Niels Thorleifsson 6'4" is a much needed centre-half who make an immediate impact on the 1st Team. 

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Faroese 3rd Division Group B. (4th Tier). My/our 1st promotion. Got to be happy with that. 

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Løgmanssteypið (Cup). We lost in the 1st Round, (again). I'm not sure how the draw for the Cup works, but we seem to get a big club every single season in the First Round. Maybe we're unlucky but......

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Squad by Appearances. We finished with 2 players in double-figures for goals, (and another on 7), and that's a significant improvement from previous seasons. I've seen other sides have individuals score 20-30 goals a season at this level though 

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Summary. Going into the last game of the season we sat top of the table and needed only to equal the result obtained by TB II at EB/Streymur III. We were unbeaten in 12 going into this last game and have only lost twice in the league all season, so we've had every right to be hopeful of securing the Third Division title. We won so it didn't matter at all that TB II also won. The B Team finished 4th and I can see them challenging for the title themselves next season. The only problem is that they obviously won't be able to get promoted while our 1st Team are in the league above. 

Facilities. I managed to push the 3rd set of double upgrades through, and after the success of the Intake last season, I again remembered to do it early this season. I'm really happy with the level of player we're producing and if anything I would say that they are too high. (I had reservations with the quality of player being produced in Gibraltar, but I can't possibly have that complaint here. 

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Amateur to Semi-Pro. Oct 2024

We were completely Amateur up to now, not paying players or staff anything at all. That has now changed though and I will be trying to sign our better players to Semi-Pro contracts. 

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I'm not going to do that to everyone though, because we are probably only 2 intake away from them being surplus anyway. 
I'm also going to cull a LOT of players right now. 

Inherited players. 7 players left, before I released 4 more. 
2020 intake. 15 players left, before I released 8 more. 
2021 intake. 11 players left, before I released 5 more. 
2022 intake. 15 players left, before I released 10 more. 
2023 intake. 16 players left, before I released 1more. 
2024 intake. 16 players left. 

At very rough counting, that still leaves me with 3+7+6+5+15+16= 52 players left at the club. I will use 25 in the 1st Team next season so that leaves 27 in the B Team so that's not bad actually. :thup:

I've just spent 10 mins trying and failing to offer new contracts to players, only to belatedly realise that we haven't turned pro quite yet and won't do so until December 17th, (3 weeks away). 

In the meantime..... 2 of our best players are attracting interest from other clubs and are obviously available to leave on a free. 

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7 minutes ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

Amateur to Semi-Pro. Oct 2024

We were completely Amateur up to now, not paying players or staff anything at all. That has now changed though and I will be trying to sign our better players to Semi-Pro contracts. 

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I'm not going to do that to everyone though, because we are probably only 2 intake away from them being surplus anyway. 
I'm also going to cull a LOT of players right now. 

Inherited players. 7 players left, before I released 4 more. 
2020 intake. 15 players left, before I released 8 more. 
2021 intake. 11 players left, before I released 5 more. 
2022 intake. 15 players left, before I released 10 more. 
2023 intake. 16 players left, before I released 1more. 
2024 intake. 16 players left. 

At very rough counting, that still leaves me with 3+7+6+5+15+16= 52 players left at the club. I will use 25 in the 1st Team next season so that leaves 27 in the B Team so that's not bad actually. :thup:

I've just spent 10 mins trying and failing to offer new contracts to players, only to belatedly realise that we haven't turned pro quite yet and won't do so until December 17th, (3 weeks away). 

In the meantime..... 2 of our best players are attracting interest from other clubs and are obviously available to leave on a free. 

We've managed to turn Semi-Pro without losing any players. 

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I've offered Semi-Pro contracts to just 5 players, because many of the 2024 intake are still 16 or under and have agreed to sign a non-contract contract on expiry of their youth contract, so they are safe for the time being I think. I'm no expert at all with regards to contracts, but I think these players can still get nicked off us on a free even when we sign them on Semi-Pro terms. 

In terms of the future of the save, I might look to move on now, (depending on what offers I get), but equally, if it looks like we can progress and are holding our own at this new level then there is no reason to jump ship. I'm quite enjoying life at HB at the moment. 

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Young players leaving on a free and there is nothing I can do. Feb 2025

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(23a) Petur Baldvinsson is the 1st to leave. He's our best midfielder and will be impossible to replace, (until the next intake). He's signed a PT contract with Skála who are a Semi-Pro side in the Betrideildin (top tier). 

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(23e) Bogi Djurhuus scored 13 goals in 18 games as a 17 year old last season and I had high hopes for him this season. It's frustrating, but it's just the nature of the beast I suppose. On the plus side, at least we are producing players good enough that other clubs want them now. I can't remember what his PA was, but it's obviously decent. He's moved to a club at our current level now so it might be interesting to come up against him. I'm not sure what the level is like yet and if he's likely to be a starter or not. He's signed on a non-contract basis, so I might have a go at re-signing him towards the end of the season. 

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(23c) Karl Sigvardsen has signed a full-time contract with 07 Vestur, (who are a Pro club). They seem to be a yo-yo club between the Betrideildin and 1st Division, so I'm surprised that they are fully pro, but then again I haven't really looked and don't know much about football in the Faroe Islands. He will be a bigger loss because we have fewer options in the middle of the pitch. He will be hard to replace and obviously there is less chance of re-signing him now that he is getting paid money every week. 

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My DoF is making offers for players left right and centre and some of them are decent too. I think if I'm going to stay at this club I might have to start signing players to replace those that leave, (at least on a temporary basis), but I don't want to do that yet. If we can survive as is then great. 

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Faroe Islands Tier 3. Mar 2025

I've just had a look at the Season Preview and it's not great because it refuses to give odds on a team finishing top of the league if they can't actually gain promotion. That doesn't help me to determine how strong they might be. 

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2 teams get promoted and C/III Teams can't ever be promoted from this level. 

V68 II and FC Hoyvík II can't be promoted this season because their 1st Team is in the league above. (I'm starting to get a handle on the rules now). 

HB II shouldn't be playing at this level. They are the 2nd Team of big-hitters HB and I don't understand why they are in the 3rd Tier when they could, (and should), be playing in the 2nd Tier. 
Víkingur  II came down last season and will be strong again this season. Another B Team of a Top Tier side. They don't look anywhere near as strong as HB II though. 
AB (FRO) II are another B Team of a Top Tier team. They shouldn't be able to compete with HB II. 
Skála II have been at this level all the way through the save. Not because they lack quality but because their Senior side keep getting relegated from the Betrideildin.
Royn came up with us, (as winners of the other Group), and they are now managed by our ex midfielder Demis Graziani (ROU), so there is at least a little rivalry there. 
KÍ III and NSÍ III seem to be the weakest teams in the league, so we have to make sure we finish above both of them to stay up. 

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Season 6. Miðvágs Bóltfelag (MB) Faroe Islands 3rd Tier

 

Youth Candidates Preview. I'm still really looking for a playmaker, so what I want most is a central midfielder, and then hope that he is technically minded rather than physical. With the increase in stature, and then turning Pro, I'm hopeful that this might make some impact on our intake. It should do right? 

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Youth Intake.

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(25a) Jógvan Djurhuus tops both the CA and the PA of this intake and with a PA of 115, only 5 players in the Faroe Islands National squad have a higher PA. I appreciate that he won't reach his PA while with us, (because of our rubbish facilities), but I just really like that we are actually producing players of the desired quality. 

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Faroese 3rd Division Group B. (4th Tier). The win on the last day of the season rocketed us up from 8th to 6th, when we had actually been in the relegation zone, (9th and 10th), for much of the season. In actual fact, only the bottom side was relegated properly because NSÍ III were forced into relegation despite finishing 2nd, as NSÍ II were relegated from the league above. They are going to be very strong in the 4th Tier next season. I'm glad I'm not going to be playing them down there. HB II have been promoted as Champions, but KÍ III couldn't go up because KÍ II are in the league above, FC Hoyvík II can't go up because FC Hoyvík are in the league above, so B68 II, (who we smashed 5 goals passed on the last day of the season), will be the 2nd side promoted. 

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Løgmanssteypið (Cup). We won a game, (finally, albeit only on penalties), but then I rotated the squad for the next game because we were never going to get anything out of giants HB. I know we only won on penalties, but it needs to be mentioned that TB are a Betrideildin side, (although they did get relegated this season). 

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Squad by Appearances

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The star of the show was undoubtedly (22a) John Joensen * who returned figures of 29 goals and 8 assists. 

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Summary. I don't know if we are going to avoid relegation yet, (it's going to be close), or if they will keep me on if we go back down, but I'm starting to think I might enjoy staying. We should be able to come straight back up and will be in a much stronger position even if the top end players continue to be stolen on frees. The average level is really improving and I'm really thinking that I can do something and go somewhere with this club. (certainly up through this level at least). Going into the last game we were 1 point ahead of Víkingur II with Skála II already relegated. We're at home to B68 II and Víkingur II are home to FC Hoyvík II and currently on a run of 6 consecutive losses and only 1 win in 11. They need to win and they need us to lose or draw. I think they are unlikely to get a result so we have a chance. I needn't have worried though as (22a) John Joensen * notched his 4th hat-trick of the season, (bringing him to 29 goals and 8 assists from 27 appearances).

Records

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Facilities. I managed to get the 2nd Youth Recruitment upgrade in after the Youth Intake but before the end of the season.

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Finances

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Best XI

The feature isn't working for some reason. It came up blank in the season review and when I look at it manually, it only seems to include the last 2 seasons. :(

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Save strategy. Nov 2025

Things are developing nicely at MB, but I have keep in mind that this is a Journeyman save and I can move clubs. I think I have improved them significantly, (and am happy to stay), but at the same time it's obviously on my mind or I wouldn't be writing this. I don't think I should be moving to a top club in the Faroe Islands, but at the same time I can understand now why I was being invited because there are actually far fewer clubs than it first appears because every club has at least 2 teams and some clubs have 3 teams. It means that that I was probably a cheap offer because not only was I getting MV to over-perform hugely, I was also available on a free because of my contract, (or lack thereof)

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I'm not ready to move away from Faroe Islands yet, so let's have a look and see who is whom. 

Betrideildin.

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  • are significantly the best team in the Country. They are a Professional outfit and a regular in both Europe and the Royal League. 
  • HB are who I like the look of. They are a Professional outfit and also a regular in both Europe & the Royal League, but very much 2nd fiddle to.
  • Víkingur are the best of the rest and Semi-Pro as a result. 
  • NSÍ are another Semi-Pro side. 
  • B36 are still Semi-Pro. 
  • ÍF are still Semi-Pro.
  • AB (FRO) are Semi-Pro.
  • Skála are Semi-Pro. 
  • 07 Vestur are Professional, but that might be changing as they have just been relegated.
  • TB are Semi-Pro.  

Looking at the teams above I don't think it realistic that I join either of the big 2 clubs, but 07 Vestur would seem to be the ideal club to jump to, especially if they retain their Pro status after being relegated. 

First Division

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  • B68 are a Semi-Pro club who have just been promoted back to the top tier. 
  • FC Suðuroy are our senior affiliate who are Semi-Pro but also have the highest Junior Coaching that I have seen, (other than us). 
  • B71 are Semi-Pro.
  • Undrið are Semi-Pro and have the worst facilities I have seen so far. 
  • FC Hoyvík are Semi-Pro but have an awful fluorescent green away kit that I can't stand, (and rubbish facilities). 
  • EB/Streymur are a Semi-Pro club who seem to be on a downward spiral.

Second Division

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  • MB, (that's us), are a Semi Pro club with by far the best Youth Recruitment and Junior Coaching in the Country. 
  • Royn are Semi-Pro but were down in the 3rd Division with us recently. 

Third Division

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There are no unique clubs in the 4th Tier, (at least not now that ourselves and Royn are in the 3rd Tier. 

That means that despite the fact that there are 5 leagues over 4 different tiers, there are only 18 different club. I think it's completely understandable now why I was offered interviews and even 1 job. 

It wasn't an accident that I picked the only Amateur club in the Country. If you are going to do things like this, you might as well do it properly. :lol:

This is what the clubs look like in terms of Facilities, Finances, etc etc. 

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13 minutes ago, Rikulec said:

Do you feel the average PA of newgens in general is much higher on FM21 than it was before?

I'm undecided at the moment. 

I thought there was a problem in Gibraltar. I didn't think we were producing players that we should have been producing. But I also wasn't checking the CA/PA at intake there like I'm doing here. (I just had a look at a few when they left the club or reached 100 Caps or something). 

Here it seems much better which is a surprise when you consider that I would expect Gibraltar to be able to produce better Newgens than Faroe Islands given the optimum conditions. My Facilities were completely maxed out in Gibraltar and I was getting below par results. Here the club us still in the 3rd tier, Facilities are less than 50% and we are already producing players that have decent PA. It seems too high, but after it being too low in Gibraltar I'm just enjoying it while I work out what is going on. 

I'm using an edited database so I wondered about the author/Editor changing the National Youth Rating, but I have checked and Faroe Islands is 42, (which seems low but have nothing to compare it to). I've just checked, (just right now for the 1st time), and Gibraltar is 15. That's ridiculous and is what was wrong with the save there. I couldn't work it out and never thought to check it. 

I will have to double check that the Faroe Island hasn't been upped, (I hope it hasn't). I knew there was something wrong in Gibraltar. 

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5 minutes ago, Jimbokav1971 said:

I'm undecided at the moment. 

I thought there was a problem in Gibraltar. I didn't think we were producing players that we should have been producing. But I also wasn't checking the CA/PA at intake there like I'm doing here. (I just had a look at a few when they left the club or reached 100 Caps or something). 

Here it seems much better which is a surprise when you consider that I would expect Gibraltar to be able to produce better Newgens than Faroe Islands given the optimum conditions. My Facilities were completely maxed out in Gibraltar and I was getting below par results. Here the club us still in the 3rd tier, Facilities are less than 50% and we are already producing players that have decent PA. It seems too high, but after it being too low in Gibraltar I'm just enjoying it while I work out what is going on. 

I'm using an edited database so I wondered about the author/Editor changing the National Youth Rating, but I have checked and Faroe Islands is 42, (which seems low but have nothing to compare it to). I've just checked, (just right now for the 1st time), and Gibraltar is 15. That's ridiculous and is what was wrong with the save there. I couldn't work it out and never thought to check it. 

I will have to double check that the Faroe Island hasn't been upped, (I hope it hasn't). I knew there was something wrong in Gibraltar. 

So I know that in this save this is what the National Youth Intake is showing me. 

Gibraltar 15
Faroe Islands 42

Now I'm going to go back and load the Gibraltar save and see what that tells me. 

Gibraltar 15. Economic Factor 0. Developed State. 
Faroe Islands 42. Economic Factor 11. Developed State. 

So it hasn't been edited. 

I don't know where to find Game Importance in the Editor. I really only know where to find the basics. 

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Andorra 36.
Estonia 62.
Gibraltar 14.  The Gibraltar value has got to be wrong hasn't it? You can argue about the rest but in the main they seem to be within an expectation that you would expect them to be within. Gibraltar seems way out though. Am I missing something here or does the Gibraltar value seem wrong to you to? 
Faroe Islands 42.
Iceland 67.
Latvia 63.
Liechtenstein 42.
Lithuania 59.
Malta 42.
Moldova 46.
Kosovo 80.
San Marino 29. 

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I didn't see your Gibraltar save, but I wonder if part of it is that any players from Gibraltar who have talent also have another country as a second nationality? Whereas, that doesn't seem to be the case with Faroese players. So, how do you judge the quality of player the nation produces? 

And I guess the other part is population. There are only 32,000 people living there, and that doesn't seem like it's enough to sustain a large number of good footballers. Although, if you take that logic a step further, you could probably also whack the Faroe Islands rating down a bit, since there are only 52k people living there. 

So, it's probably a data issue.

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1 minute ago, turnip said:

I didn't see your Gibraltar save, but I wonder if part of it is that any players from Gibraltar who have talent also have another country as a second nationality? Whereas, that doesn't seem to be the case with Faroese players. So, how do you judge the quality of player the nation produces? 

And I guess the other part is population. There are only 32,000 people living there, and that doesn't seem like it's enough to sustain a large number of good footballers. Although, if you take that logic a step further, you could probably also whack the Faroe Islands rating down a bit, since there are only 52k people living there. 

So, it's probably a data issue.

This is the Gibraltar save. I went through to 2040 so I gave it a bit of time. 

I'm trying to not make snap judgements about what is and isn't wrong with the game at the moment. I'm just going with the flow and enjoying it.

There was definitely something wrong with Gibraltar though and I've just reported it. 

With regards to Newgens in Faroe Islands I would say that at this stage it's possibly looking like they might be over-powered, but having a player with PA is 1 thing. Getting the players CA to that PA is quite another. If the other Scandi Nations can scout the Faroe Islands and get these players then yes I think they will reach their potential, but if they stay at home then I think the expectation is that their CA will fall short of their PA and that's right I think .

I've only played 6 season here so far though so I don't want to be drawn on any conclusions. I'm sure it will become clear either way as the save progresses. Even if I leave Faroe Islands I will be looking to pillage whichever club's facilities I have maxed out. 

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Transfers updated. Jan 2026

I've just realised that there were a couple of transfers that I missed as they went through after my end of Season update. 

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(23a) Petur Baldvinsson becomes the 1st product of our Academy to be capped at U21 level. He's signed a PT contract on £150pw and played 27 times in the Betrideildin last season so I can't complain. He has rapidly out-grown us. To be honest, he probably started bigger than us. 

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(23e) Bogi Djurhuus is only on a NC at FCHoyvík, but I tried to re-sign him and they encouraged him to stay. He was starting games in the league above us, (First Division), so I can't complain.

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(23c) Karl Sigvardsen was available on a free so I tried to sign him, but unfortunately all I did was raise awareness that he was available and another Betrideildin club came in for him. Again though. At least he's playing at a much higher level. 

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(23d) Allan Jørgensen is the 3rd central midfielder who has been stolen from us and 3 players in the same position is hard to replace. Once again though, he's playing at a higher level so good luck to him.

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(24d) Gunnar Danielsen went to our Senior Affiliate and it looks like he will make it 4 ex players playing in the Betrideildin this season. 

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17 minutes ago, turnip said:

Oh, I forgot to ask - any idea what the situation is with goalkeepers and Free Kicks/Penalties on this version?

Have SI sorted that out yet?

Let's just say that I have already had a GK score 100+ goals in FM21. :lol:

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Season 7. Miðvágs Bóltfelag (MB) Faroe Islands 3rd Tier

 

Youth Candidates Preview. We've been losing midfielders left right and centre so I'm desperate for central midfielders and please please please God someone with some technical playmaking ability. 

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Youth Intake. I always look at the PA stars 1st, but you just have to love that CA column. A 4.5, a 4.0 and 2x 3.5's. Bravo Mr HoYD. Bravo indeed. :applause: 

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In terms of the actual numbers, it doesn't disappoint either. If I filter my 1st Team Squad by the actual Hidden CA attributes then I get 39, 35, 33, 33, 32, 31, 31. Compare that to the CA of this intake and we have 49, (a midfielder), 44, 43, (a playmaker), 42, 42, 41. The lowest CA of this intake is a DM, (another midfielder), with CA of 28. The worst player from this intake would basically walk straight into our 1st team. :D

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(26i) Jón Olsen is significantly the best player, (by CA), that we have ever produced. He's not a playmaker, but I love him! I can't wait to get him diving into tackles! :lol:

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(26m) Sverri Højgaard is the closest thing we have produced to a DLP in this save. Can't wait to get him playing. 

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(26n) Elias Djurhuus is not as good as the above 2 players, but he will be needed to fill in when (26i) Jón Olsen is suspended every 3rd game. :lol:

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Faroese 2nd Division. (3rd Tier). For the 2nd season running we needed a result from the last game of the season. Last season it was to avoid relegation. This season it was to gain promotion. (22a) John Joensen * delivered a final day hat-trick last season, and a final day brace this season. 

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Faroese 3rd Division. Group A. (4th Tier). As if 1 promotion wasn't enough, the B Team also followed suit. 

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Løgmanssteypið (Cup). I rotated the squad. I wasn't at all interested in this competition this season. 

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Squad by Appearances

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(22a) John Joensen * has been the star of the show for the 2nd season running. He followed up his 29 goals last season with a more modest 21 goals this season, but 50 goals across 2 seasons in a team tipped for relegation and by a player so young is not to be sniffed at. Unfortunately his exploits have attracted the attention of other clubs and Undrið, (who finished 2nd bottom in the league above), are tracking him at the moment. The club record for league goals scored is 56 by Jens Eric Rasmussen and (22a) John Joensen * is currently on 55 if he is allowed to count B Team goals, or 51 if not. It would be good to see him break the record before he is enticed away. 

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Summary. I'm really surprised, (pleasantly), that we have gone up this season. I was really just expecting a mid-table finish but the low number of draws helped us and 6 wins in the last 8 games, and 9 in the last 13 was simply too much for our rivals to cope with. I would like to take all the credit for this, but the truth is that the credit should be surely handed to our HoYD who has done some inspired work in the last few years. Not in developing superstars, but continuing to develop players who were better than what had gone before year on year. With 2 more Junior Coaching budget improvements, (1 of them after the intake), I can't wait to see what we produce next season. 

The problem though is developing them in that if they are any good they won't stay at the club long enough for us to benefit from them, but also that our Training Facilities are so poor that it's a slow and laborious task to improve players, (although both teams playing at a higher level will help things). The problem at the moment is that since we have started paying our players, we have seen our modest cash reserves dwindle to such an extent that I think we will soon be in the red. We had approx £120k in the bank at the end of last season and that's down to about £20k now. With only 3 Pro clubs in the Country, (07 Vestur were promoted back to the Betrideildin at the 1st time of asking), it's unlikely that we will turn Pro before playing in Europe, and I think we are a fair way off that right now, (although improving nicely). 

That makes me think it's time to move on to a bigger club, (and maybe now I would accept a job from one of the Pro clubs), but it also isn't lost on me that we have the best facilities in the Country. I don't know if it's realistic to expect us to go up again next season, and as always avoiding relegation will be my target, but they way we are producing players you would think that we have a reasonable chance of going up in 2 seasons time? 

The B36 job is currently available, and they finished 3rd in the Betrideildin, (the the highest finish of the Semi-Pro clubs). They will play in Europe next season but their most recent manager was sacked despite only finishing behind the the 2 Pro clubs, (who are way stronger than the other clubs). I think that board might have unrealistic expectations.

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I think I will wait until someone approaches me and offers me an interview. I don't feel comfortable just jumping ship now even with the financial issues looming large on the horizon. 

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Records

 

 

Facilities

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We've maxed out our Junior Coaching, and we're not far off Youth Recruitment. :applause:

Finances

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Transfers

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(24i) Janus Danielsen has been playing in the league above us, but only on NC terms so I have offered him a deal to try and entice him back. It worked and he has returned. It's good to get a 1st player back in. 

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(23b) Søren Jensen (DEN) was our 1st choice GK, (and another U21 International), but he is on a proper contract at TB and they have just been promoted to the Betrideildin. I think the only thing stopping us offering a proper PT contract with a weekly wage rather than an appearance fee, is our financial situation. So far I'm unable to offer PT contracts.

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(24e) Áki Andreassen was our 1st choice right back last season, but (26c) Hørður Djurhuus will be a more than able replacement so no issues there. 

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(24f) Steffan Jacobsen was in our strongest line-up last season, but we have some depth here so it's not a disaster. 

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(23e) Bogi Djurhuus didn't really get much of a chance while he was gone, so it's good to get him back and hopefully give him some game-time. 

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(23d) Allan Jørgensen is a player I like because he has a little more playmaking ability than most of our midfielders. I know we had 1 in particular come through the intake this season, but the chances are he will be nicked if he's ant good, so I need a back-up. 

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16 players called for International duty. Mar 2027

I'm just posting these when we beat the previous record or when we get a player playing at a higher level. 

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The only problem with this is that games aren't getting postponed. :(

It could be because these are not Senior Internationals and I might have the option to withdraw them, (but I don't want to do that). 

25 players in the squad. 
1 player injured. 
12 players on International duty, (the other 4 must be in the B Team). 
12 players available. 
6 out of 7 grey players on the bench.

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New badge. Apr 2027

To start off with the board didn't want to pay for my course because they thought I was going to leave. Now they trust me they are about to run out of money so this might be my last course for a while. I "think" National B is the 2nd licence, (after National C), but not 100% sure. 

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This has just reminded me that I'm a woman again in this save. 

Anyone know how old I have to be to get a son in the game? (I'm guessing something like 35). I'm 26 now. 

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Season 8. Miðvágs Bóltfelag (MB) Faroe Islands 2nd Tier

Youth Candidates Preview. A playmaker. A playmaker. A playmaker. Please. A Playmaker. :kriss:

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Youth Intake. It's another good intake. It's a very good intake. Of course it is with all those stars on show in the CA column never mind the PA column, but that's not why I like it. 

  1. Forget about PA for the moment. I know that's all I bleat on about normally, but in this phase of this save it's a little different. CA is more important than PA because our Training Facilities are so poor, (and our coaching), so it's unlikely that we will be able to improve players as much as we do elsewhere. With that in mind, the player with the best CA is (27h) Andrias Jakobsen with 47 CA. It doesn't really matter than his PA is only 51 so he won't be improving much, because he is already the 2nd best player at the club, (by CA). In fact 5 of this intake rank in the top 10 players at the club by CA, so they have improved us significantly immediately. 
  2. The next thing is the physical ability of (27d) Jógvan Poulsen. I've noticed that whether it's a change in FM21 or just because of the low level of poor quality Nation that I'm playing in, but the physical ability of the players produced, (even the decent players), has been very poor. This player is the 1st that I can see really being an "exploit" player compared to the defenders he's up against. I've been waiting for someone like him to come through. 
  3. (27g) Trygvi Danielsen is only a modest player in terms of CA (44) and PA (56), but he's a lefty who I like as a DLP and even has a linked PPM. He is going to improve us no end and hopefully his PA is low enough that he won't attract the interest of the big boys. 
  4. (27j) Tummas Hansen has even more conservative CA & PA at (32 & 44), but although he's not a lefty, he's certainly got enough about him to give us options in the DLP role. (Something we have been desperate for). 

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(27h) Andrias Jakobsen isn't amazing and we already know that he won't develop as we would like, but he's still a FAR more rounded player than the average decent player in this Country. 

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(27d) Jógvan Poulsen has the makings of an Orri Freyr Oskarsson, (for those of you old enough to understand). I know his physical attributes are only just in double figures, but might I remind you that we are in the Faroe Islands AND he is 15 years old. 

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(27g) Trygvi Danielsen again isn't amazing, but if I can pop is passing, vision and technique to double figures it will give him a completely different look. I also like his PPM, the fact that he's a lefty, and that's even before we get to his aggression and determination. 

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(27j) Tummas Hansen is the midfielder that really stands out for me in terms of making an immediate impact. I really like him. 

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Faroese 1st Division. (2nd Tier). It appears as if we were well short of the required points for promotion, however on 3 separate occasions we were decimated by International call-ups for league games that we expected to win and on 3 occasions we lost. That right there is 9 points that separates us and Skála. I have absolutely no doubt that we will challenge for promotion next season, and I will still refuse to withdraw players from International fixtures. 

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Faroese 2nd Division. (3rd Tier). The B Team won the 2nd Division on goal difference from HB 3 and will be dismayed to see 7th placed IF 2 promoted ahead of them because I couldn't get the 1st team promoted out of the division above them. 

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Løgmanssteypið (Cup). We didn't play in the Cup this season. Absolutely no idea why. :confused:

Squad by Appearances

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Summary. I was just a little peeved that we didn't do better this season. I really thought we would get promoted. The International call-ups cost us, (and are likely to do so again this season), and will keep costing us until we've got players in the 1st team who are older than 21. At the moment we have 1x 21yo, 2x 20yo, 4x 19yo, 6x 18yo, 8x 17yo and 3x 16yo. 

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Records

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Facilities

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Finances. I'm not really concerned about the finances at this stage. As long as it doesn't rise too much we should be able to being it back in line when we start playing in Europe. If I can get out of the Euro League Group stages with a rubbish side from Gibraltar, I should be able to get further with a side from the Faroe Islands. 

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Transfers

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1st Cap for Academy product. Nov 2027

(23a) Petur Baldvinsson * only came through the intake 4 seasons ago, but has already been awarded his 1st Senior Cap. :applause:

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He's had a hell of a season and seems to go from strength to strength. As well as his Senior International debut he has also played in the Champions League, Euro Conference and the Royal League. 

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