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  1. Koninklijke Voetbal Klub Tienen-Hageland - Belgian First Amateur Division - 2038/39 Season Greetings! I think this is my first post in this thread since back in about February, I just haven't played FM much at all since then but I did finish the last handful of games this season to finish off the year. I suspect I will wait for FM21 to start up a new save but who knows, maybe I'll continue on with this one. I don't recall much about the season now but looking at the results, it wasn't very pretty. But we did stay up in the top league in Belgium, so that's not too bad. We f
  2. Koninklijke Voetbal Klub Tienen-Hageland - 2037/38 Season - Belgian Pro League A After finally reaching the top tier of Belgian football, I of course was concerned about getting relegated immediately. But we reached mid-table early on and stayed there, bouncing between about 7th to 10th. We finally ended up 10th after a weak final few games. We actually came close to advancing in the European Places Playoff. If we had won our final game we would have advanced to the semi-finals. (The EPP is where the bottom 10 teams of League A and top 6 teams of League B battle for the right to comp
  3. Koninklijke Voetbal Klub Tienen-Hageland - 2036/37 Season - Belgian Pro League B PROMOTED!! The season started off against Virton with goals from Raf Sterckx 30c and Alieu Sanneh 32b. Unfortunately, those guys play for Virton and we got crushed 3-0. I tried out a new tactic in that match using a Balanced Mentality and fewer TI's. After that drubbing, I decided to try it again and then proceeded to go on a 17 match unbeaten streak in the League. I won the first phase going 8-5-1. The 2nd phase wasn't too bad finishing 8-3-3 and 3rd place, 2nd place overall but I had clinched a spot in
  4. Anyone know what I need to do to hit the goals for "Develop players using the club's youth system"? Clearly, ALL of my players are from my club's youth system. I have 3 starters who are U21. Actually almost all of my key players are U24. So, it can't be players who came from my youth system and I don't think it can be due to age (though maybe if they want 17-18 yo's to get playing time). Or is it about players on a youth contract? Or maybe their role on the team (ie Breakthrough Prospect, Regular Starter)?
  5. Koninklijke Voetbal Klub Tienen-Hageland - 2035/36 Season - Belgian Pro League B My game crashed two matches into the 2nd phase. We had finished in 4th in the first phase but 5 matches were gone forever (I had went 2-2-1). So replaying the first 3 games, I went 0-3 (when I had been 1-1-1), thought that a bit unfair, so I restarted. This time I went 3-0 and won the phase. Again, I thought that was pretty unfair so I restarted. This time I just holidayed the first 3 matches, went 1-2 and just accepted it. Finished 4th again in the phase so that was fair. The 2nd phase was a struggle, j
  6. I took Ebbsfleet a couple of FM's ago when they were in the National League South up to the Premier League. Trial everyone. I'm sure there were seasons where I trialed several hundred players. When the youth players were released (it was around June 1 on that save), trial anyone that the EPL teams released. Get a Senior Affiliate. iirc, I had Man Utd and that helped to get loan players in. Use loans like crazy, get as many quality players into your team as possible. Play youth, the youngsters will improve over the course of the season and improve as you move up th
  7. Koninklijke Voetbal Klub Tienen-Hageland - 2034/35 Season - Belgian Pro League B I talked about the tale of two halves last season where we played well the first half and then collapsed in the 2nd half. This season was the complete opposite. finishing 6th in the first phase. Only 4 points from 7th and a possible relegation battle. But the 2nd phase rolls around and we start on a 6-1-0 roll, first place in the phase and we stayed there. Finished 9-2-3 and finished 1st, clear by 6 points. Combined with the 1st phase we ended up going 14-5-9 and 3rd place overall. But the promotion playoffs
  8. I assumed it might be something like that. And for all I know, it might be. But Antwerp made it to the Final in 26/27 but didn't in 31/32. And Antwerp has been in the top tier (and currently is). Also, I think Antwerp's stadium seemed fine to me when I looked. Same thing has happened with Charleroi, they have advanced and have not advanced when they should have.
  9. fyi, I did put a comment in the bugs section, it sounds like the team that advances is random (at least in my save). Hopefully it gets fixed soon.
  10. It sounds like the team that advances is just random. Hopefully it gets fixed soon.
  11. Koninklijke Voetbal Klub Tienen-Hageland - 2033/34 Season - Belgian Pro League B The Tale of Two Phases This league is broken up into 2 phases. First phase, we looked good, finishing 2nd in the league at 8-2-4 (WDL) with a +11 GD. Even though we never seriously contended for 1st, we played well and i was looking forward to an even better 2nd phase as my players develop. Nope, we sucked. going 3-3-8 with a -10 GD. Go figure. I have tried to find the up and coming players and just play them more. 19yo striker Remy Godart and DM Glenn Andries, 20yo DC Aron Meulemans, AMR/L Gu
  12. I have the same issue as the original poster. I talk about the issue here Basically about 60% of the time the loser of the European Places Playoff Final advances to play for the last continental spot. I haven't checked all of my seasons but as you can see the last two instances of this happening, the team that should have advanced did not play in Europe the following season. So I don't think what you say above is the reason, at least not for all of the seasons. I have uploaded my save, it is called Tienen. @Gorando
  13. In 30/31, Charleroi beat Waasland-Beveren 2-1 and 1-0. W-B advanced to the final against AA Gent and won. W-B played in Euro Cup II the following year. Charleroi had lost in the Semi-Final of the Cup in 30/31and did not play in Europe in 31/32. In 31/32 Antwerp beat STVV 2-0 and 1-0. STVV advanced to the final and lost to AA Gent. AA Gent played in Euro Cup II the next year, STVV did not. Antwerp did not play any continental comp. They went out in the 6th rd of the Cup. Antwerp did play in the 2nd tier that year though I don't see why that would make a difference (Charleroi from above is
  14. The match you refer to is the 2nd Final which contests the 4th place team from the Championship Playoffs against the winner of the "1st" Final, the final of the European Places Playoff. My question is about this 1st Final, the team that advances is not always the team that wins that.
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