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    Been playing FM since FM07 and am now starting an FM blog for FM2012 based on my experiences and knowledge gained from this forum and other sources. I can't really remember all the sources, but for those I do, I'll post links to the source rather than state what it says or theorise on my blog. Anyway, here's my blog: http://hidayat-amran.blogspot.com/
  1. Season 2018/19 Review Tonbridge Angels FC Season Review: Took a while to finish my first season due to health and work reasons, but I finally did. Gotta admit that this FM is probably one of the most difficult version for me to adjust to. The scouting overhaul is a nightmare for LLM but I guess it is more realistic (or so they say). Also, Tonbridge has a very thin-looking squad with players that generally do not fit in my kind of tactics. Defenders' average pace and acceleration of 6?! Tried to get more players as the season goes but it's really difficult getting consistent players or ones that are good to me. Nonetheless, managed to avoid relegation and hope to have an easier time next season. Board expectations: Vanarama National League South: Fight against relegation Media prediction: 21st FA Cup: Third Qualifying Round FA Trophy: Third Qualifying Round Results: Vanarama National League South: 13th | League Table | Player Stats | Team Stats FA Cup: Fourth Qualifying Round FA Trophy: Third Round Season Summary: Transfers Finances Key Performers: Jamie Smith: Wish I had him from the start. Only got him mid-season to shore up a really slow defence line (I don't like to play deep). Quickly became indispensable in my defence line. Harry Smith: Nope, not related to Jamie. He was kind of my gamble. Didn't have enough midfield and I had brought him to the club for a trial. Before the scouting ended, I took a leap of faith to sign him and he was great for most of the season. Turns out he can be quite inconsistent, but well, he did the job for me more often than not. Shama Bako: Can you believe that we didn't have a single natural striker at the club when I took over?! Brought Shama in due to the emergency and he was quite good. Still inconsistent but managed 33 goals in the season operating as the sole striker. Good enough for me. Youth Prospect: Not worth mentioning. Next Season's Goals: 1) I tell the team "Mid-Table", but I'm hoping for "Top-Half". 2) Priority goes to my defence line, then I'll see whether I can replace my left midfielder, and right raumdeuter. Year Division Position FA Cup FA Trophy Notes 2018 Vanarama National League South 13th Fourth Qualifying Round Third Round
  2. Been a while since I last tried this challenge I think. Anyway, just took over Tonbridge, The Angels. Yes, I took over the club just because of their nickname. I'm weird like that. It's either nice logo, cool uniform or cool nickname for me. Tonbridge Angels Geraint Alacarde has just been hired as the new manager of Tonbridge Angels. The team plays their home games at Longmead Stadium. The transfer budget is £0, while the wage budget is £3.572k, and current wages are £1,266 p/w. So looks like I have to dig through the alleys for free transfers.
  3. This game is rigged.

    The trollest thread ever.
  4. Hi Guys, I can't seem to find the time to update regularly. So will post an update once I complete the challenge. Entering season 2029 now. Cheers!
  5. Season 2026 Review Knattspyrnufélag Vesturbæjar Season Review: Been a while since my last update. Have been busy with work so took a break from FM for a bit. Finally finished the season. So highlights are qualifying for the Champions League Group Stage, which brought us close to 10 mill. but we crashed out spectacularly. Was beaten left right centre. Hahah Board expectations: Premier Division: Win Media prediction: 1st Icelandic Cup: Finals Icelandic Upper League Cup: Not important Icelandic Champions Cup: Not important Champions League: Third Qualifying Phase Europa League: Can't remember Results: Premier Division: 1st | League Table | Player Stats | Team Stats Icelandic Cup: Quarter-Finals Icelandic Upper League Cup: Winner Icelandic Champions Cup: Finals Champions League: Group Stage Season Summary: Transfers Finances Key Performers: Nikola Vujicic: Named in 2026 Icelandic Team of the Year Aleksandar Stojanovic: 3rd Placed Footballer of the Year and named in 2026 Icelandic Team of the Year. Nikolaj Møller: A new purchase who performed very well following the departure of my previous RWB. Youth Prospect: 2026 Intake Next Season's Goals: 1) Qualify into Group Stage of Champions League but be more competitive. 2) Improve youth recruitment. Year Division Position Icelandic Cup UL Cup Euro Cup Champions League Notes 2016 First Division 3rd Finals Group 2017 First Division 2nd Second Round Finals 2018 Premier Division 8th Semi-Finals Semi-Finals 2019 Premier Division 7th Quarter-Finals Group 2020 Premier Division 5th Third Round Quarter-Finals 2021 Premier Division 2nd Semi-Finals Group 2022 Premier Division 3rd Fourth Round Quarter-Finals 3rd Qual Rnd 2023 Premier Division 1st Winner Semi-Finals 2nd Qual Rnd 2024 Premier Division 1st Winner Quarter-Finals - 2nd Qual Phase Icelandic Champions Cup Winner 2025 Premier Division 1st Winner Winner Playoff 3rd Qual Phase Icelandic Champions Cup Winner 2026 Premier Division 1st Quarter-Finals Winner - Group Stage (4th) Icelandic Champions Cup Finals
  6. Season 2025 Review Knattspyrnufélag Vesturbæjar Season Review: My first season in charged where I had little problems in my matches. Seems like my team's more or less on auto now. Notable things this season are winning the quadruple and expecting to turn full pro end of the year. Board expectations: Premier Division: Top Half Media prediction: 1st Icelandic Cup: Finals Icelandic Upper League Cup: Not important Icelandic Champions Cup: Not important Champions League: Third Qualifying Phase Europa League: Can't remember Results: Premier Division: 1st | League Table | Player Stats | Team Stats Icelandic Cup: Winner Icelandic Upper League Cup: Winner Icelandic Champions Cup: Winner Champions League: Third Qualifying Phase Europa League: Playoff Season Summary: Transfers Finances Key Performers: Nikola Vujicic: I bought him before pre-season as I thought Victor would not be competitive in Europe, and also to boost the cover for my midfield positions. Glad I did, for 2 reasons. One, he's better than Victor. Two, injury crisis. In the middle of the season, somehow my team were dropping like flies to injuries. At one point, I only had 13 players who were fit. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven. Aleksandar Stojanovic: Another solid no-nonsense season for him. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven. Kasper Bjerregaard: He was injured for quite a while this season, but he is still one of the most consistent players I have. Just wonder how long it will take for him to be natural in WBR position. I realise it takes longer on FM16. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven. Youth Prospect: 2025 Intake Next Season's Goals: 1) Retain league title, so that we can get into Champions League again. 2) Improve scouting range. 3) Hmm.. Can't think of any yet. Year Division Position Icelandic Cup UL Cup Euro Cup Champions League Notes 2016 First Division 3rd Finals Group 2017 First Division 2nd Second Round Finals 2018 Premier Division 8th Semi-Finals Semi-Finals 2019 Premier Division 7th Quarter-Finals Group 2020 Premier Division 5th Third Round Quarter-Finals 2021 Premier Division 2nd Semi-Finals Group 2022 Premier Division 3rd Fourth Round Quarter-Finals 3rd Qual Rnd 2023 Premier Division 1st Winner Semi-Finals 2nd Qual Rnd 2024 Premier Division 1st Winner Quarter-Finals - 2nd Qual Phase Icelandic Champions Cup Winner 2025 Premier Division 1st Winner Winner Playoff 3rd Qual Phase Icelandic Champions Cup Winner
  7. Finally! T-T I actually whooped out loud when they agreed. We are going Pro!
  8. Hahah wouldn't call it fighting it out. The standard is just too high at the moment even among the qualifying phases. Just trying to get decent results at the moment.
  9. Same, don't think I have it conquered yet. I mean we are still a semi-pro team compared to the other pro teams in the league. It's getting harder trying to ward off clubs trying to buy my best players.
  10. Season 2024 Review Knattspyrnufélag Vesturbæjar Season Review: Ok, there's good and there's bad this season. Good is that we won a treble. League and 2 cups. Bad is I hate my board and the club structure. My club has this weird structure whereby the board has to go through an annual election which changes the chairman. So this means that almost every year, I have to deal with a new chairman which makes it difficult to get requests approved. I'm starting to think I can never turn pro or get my scouting range upgraded unless we get taken over. Oh, and they sold my GK!! Board expectations: Premier Division: Top Half Media prediction: 3rd Icelandic Cup: Finals Icelandic Upper League Cup: Not important Icelandic Champions Cup: Not important Champions League: Third Qualifying Phase Results: Premier Division: 1st | League Table | Player Stats | Team Stats Icelandic Cup: Winner Icelandic Upper League Cup: Quarter-Finals Icelandic Champions Cup: Winner Champions League: Second Qualifying Phase Season Summary: Transfers Finances Key Performers: Viktor Karl Einarsson: As usual, performing well. However, I think I need to replace him soon if I want to remain competitive. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven, Supporter's Player of the Year, Icelandic Team of the Year and the runner up for Fair Play Player of the Year. Aleksandar Stojanovic: Since I'm thinking of switching my RP to AP, I'll be training him as a B2B going forward. I'm actually slightly suprised he is not in the Icelandic Team of the Year, but at least he's still named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven. Kasper Bjerregaard: My new RWB to replace the one that was sold last season. I only have a slight concern with his disciplinary record but other that, he's performing really well. He's still young, so I hope he stays with us for a long time. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven and Icelandic Team of the Year. Youth Prospect: 2024 Intake Next Season's Goals: 1) Retain league title, so that we can get into Champions League again. 2) Turn Pro 3) Improve scouting range. Year Division Position Icelandic Cup UL Cup Euro Cup Champions League Notes 2016 First Division 3rd Finals Group 2017 First Division 2nd Second Round Finals 2018 Premier Division 8th Semi-Finals Semi-Finals 2019 Premier Division 7th Quarter-Finals Group 2020 Premier Division 5th Third Round Quarter-Finals 2021 Premier Division 2nd Semi-Finals Group 2022 Premier Division 3rd Fourth Round Quarter-Finals 3rd Qual Rnd 2023 Premier Division 1st Winner Semi-Finals 2nd Qual Rnd 2024 Premier Division 1st Winner Quarter-Finals - 2nd Qual Phase Icelandic Champions Cup Winner
  11. Season 2023 Review Knattspyrnufélag Vesturbæjar Season Review: So here's what I did this season. After sticking to my guns on control tactics, I finally chucked it to one side. Yes, I'm a huge fan of control tactics, but I think my players are probably not too suited for it at the moment. Plenty of possession and shots, but too many off target or blocked. So, I started reading up on Cleon's attacking theory, applied it to a formation I felt was well suited for my team, and it paid dividends, though towards the end we started losing leads to late goals (will look into that). We won a double; the league and the cup. That secured us a place in the Champions League, so I expect money to come in which could help in expanding my scouting range and turning us pro. Only thing I worry about now is how badly we'll be whacked in the Champions League. Oh, and we lost our star wingback, so I really hope I can get that scouting range up. Hardly any wingback in Iceland. Board expectations: Premier Division: Top Half Media prediction: 4th Icelandic Cup: Semi-Finals Icelandic Upper League Cup: Not important Euro Cup: Can't remember. Think it was don't get outclassed. Keep forgetting this and it disappears at the end of the Icelandic season. Results: Premier Division: 1st | League Table | Player Stats Icelandic Cup: Winner Icelandic Upper League Cup: Semi-Finals Euro Cup: Second Qualifying Round Season Summary: Transfers Finances Key Performers: Viktor Karl Einarsson: Hahah. I laughed because at one point, I had no strikers available (all were out on injuries), and was forced to play him as a striker. Surprisingly, he did quite well, even scoring a few times. Made me wonder whether I should convert him to a striker but his physical stats were a bit worrying, so I decided not to. Aleksandar Stojanovic: Ever-present in the team. I would say my signing of the season. I play him as a B2B, but train him as a RP because the RP training schedule more or less covers all those needed for a B2B and I need him to play as an RP in case Viktor (my current RP) gets injured. Sam López: My RWB would have been here, if he wasn't bought over. So Sam gets the final spot this season. Don't get me wrong, this guy earned his place here. Very, very hard working and his crosses to the far post are something I like to see in games. Youth Prospect: 2023 Intake Next Season's Goals: 1) Retain league title, so that we can get into Champions League again. 2) Turn Pro 3) Improve scouting range. Year Division Position Icelandic Cup UL Cup Euro Cup Notes 2016 First Division 3rd Finals Group 2017 First Division 2nd Second Round Finals 2018 Premier Division 8th Semi-Finals Semi-Finals 2019 Premier Division 7th Quarter-Finals Group 2020 Premier Division 5th Third Round Quarter-Finals 2021 Premier Division 2nd Semi-Finals Group 2022 Premier Division 3rd Fourth Round Quarter-Finals 3rd Qual Rnd 2023 Premier Division 1st Winner Semi-Finals 2nd Qual Rnd
  12. Season 2022 Review Knattspyrnufélag Vesturbæjar Season Review: We did better last season. In almost every way. So looks like I'll need to take a look at the squad and tactics again. It's not like we don't have chances, we had a lot of chances at goal, but my players just keep shooting off target. Hmm... Board expectations: Premier Division: Top Half Media prediction: 5th Icelandic Cup: Quarter-Finals Icelandic Upper League Cup: Not important Euro Cup: Can't remember. Think it was don't get outclassed. Results: Premier Division: 3rd | League Table | Player Stats Icelandic Cup: Fourth Round Icelandic Upper League Cup: Quarter-Finals Euro Cup: Third Qualifying Round Season Summary: Transfers Finances Key Performers: Viktor Karl Einarsson: 6 assists in the league. And that's his highest in a season so far. You might think that's low, but his key passes in the league is 110, the highest in the league. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven, the Supporter's Player of the Year and in the Icelandic Team of the Year. Also awarded the Fair Play Player of the Year with 0 yellow cards and red cards in the league. Baldur Búi Heimisson: The league's runner-up Signing of the Season. Sure, his stats are not as good as my other central midfielders, but somehow he's rated better. Think it has to do with his hidden attributes. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven. Nermin Djurdjevic: His crossing is bad, but even though his role requires him to go up all the way to byline sometimes, he's rarely caught out of position. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven and the Icelandic Team of the Year. Youth Prospect: 2022 Intake Next Season's Goals: 1) Top-Half position. 2) Turn Pro 3) Improve scouting range. Year Division Position Icelandic Cup UL Cup Euro Cup Notes 2016 First Division 3rd Finals Group 2017 First Division 2nd Second Round Finals 2018 Premier Division 8th Semi-Finals Semi-Finals 2019 Premier Division 7th Quarter-Finals Group 2020 Premier Division 5th Third Round Quarter-Finals 2021 Premier Division 2nd Semi-Finals Group 2022 Premier Division 3rd Fourth Round Quarter-Finals 3rd Qual Rnd
  13. Season 2021 Review Knattspyrnufélag Vesturbæjar Screenshots updated as at 30 Jan 2016. Season Review: I would say it has been a great season. A bit unlucky to have missed out on winning the league due to goal difference, but at least we qualified for the Euro Cup. Hopefully the funds from that will help us turn pro soon. Board expectations: Premier Division: Mid-Table Media prediction: 8th Icelandic Cup: Quarter-Finals Icelandic Upper League Cup: Not important Results: Premier Division: 2nd | League Table | Player Stats Icelandic Cup: Semi-Finals Icelandic Upper League Cup: Group Stage Season Summary: Transfers Finances Key Performers: Viktor Karl Einarsson: Was only out for 4 weeks this season, but other than that, has been a great player for the club. He's played in a playmaker role but instead of racking up assists, he's more involved in build up play and dragging the opponents out of position. That's what I notice, anyway. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven and the Supporter's Player of the Year. Abdel Aziz Youssef: The league's runner-up Signing of the Season. He was actually a striker, but I noticed his stats were more suited as an IF, and since my right IF is not as great as I had hoped for, I converted him to play there. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven. Ásgeir Marteinsson: Was out for 3 months this season due to a torn hamstring, but to make it into my list despite that means that he was playing quite well for most of the season. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven. Youth Prospect: 2021 Intake Next Season's Goals: 1) Top-Half position. 2) Turn Pro 3) Improve scouting range. Year Division Position Icelandic Cup UL Cup Euro Cup Notes 2016 First Division 3rd Finals Group 2017 First Division 2nd Second Round Finals 2018 Premier Division 8th Semi-Finals Semi-Finals 2019 Premier Division 7th Quarter-Finals Group 2020 Premier Division 5th Third Round Quarter-Finals 2021 Premier Division 2nd Semi-Finals Group
  14. Thanks. The lack of goals is a worry though. Hopefully changing the formation will help this out.
  15. Season 2020 Review Knattspyrnufélag Vesturbæjar Season Review: At one point, we almost qualified for Euro Cup. A good enough season, if I'm honest. Still a bit lacking at the front in terms of goals, but we are tighter at the back, with the new transfers covering up the leaks. Injuries and suspensions were our bane this season, and I felt we could probably have done better if we had not suffered from those often. At one point, I had to inject my keeper, something I have never done since the first time I played FM in 2007. Board expectations: Premier Division: Avoid relegation Media prediction: 9th Icelandic Cup: Quarter-Finals Icelandic Upper League Cup: Not important Results: Premier Division: 5th | League Table | Player Stats Icelandic Cup: Third Round Icelandic Upper League Cup: Quarter-Finals Season Summary: Transfers Finances Key Performers: Viktor Karl Einarsson: Suffered injuries a few times this season. It's such a shame as he was playing well before the injuries. Nonetheless, he was playing so well and consistently at the start of the season, breaking the KV record for the highest average rating in the Upper League Cup. Also named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven and the Supporter's Player of the Year. Ásgeir Marteinsson: Our utility man. Usually I play him in the B2B role, but due to injuries to Viktor, suspension to my DM, he has played in those roles as well. Didn't contribute as much in terms of goals this season, but I'm quite happy with his consistency. Named in the team's Seasonal Best Eleven. Atli Fannar Jónsson: I think he's been great this season. Sure, his average rating isn't as high as Viktor's, but he was our main creative force. His performance this year was a huge improvements and his achievements are definitely merited. Named in the Icelandic Team of the Year, 3rd placed Footballer of the Year and the Seasonal Best Eleven. Youth Prospect: None worth mentioning. (Forgot to screenshot) Next Season's Goals: 1) Mid-table position. 2) Tinker with formation/tactic to see whether I can improve the attack without compromising the defence too much. 3) Improve scouting range. Year Division Position Icelandic Cup UL Cup Notes 2016 First Division 3rd Finals Group - 2017 First Division 2nd Second Round Finals 2018 Premier Division 8th Semi-Finals Semi-Finals 2019 Premier Division 7th Quarter-Finals Group 2020 Premier Division 5th Third Round Quarter-Finals
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