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jwchriste

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About jwchriste

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    Austin, Texas

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    Keymer & Hassocks, now @ VNL

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  1. jwchriste

    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    I checked and double-checked my calendar math and I was definitely in the FA Vase after getting promoted to level 10. I've gone back and looked at the FA Vase history on my save and I was knocked out in the semi-finals at L10, then won it at L9. Starting at L8 I was in the FA Trophy. Maybe there's a limited number of slots and you were just unlucky and didn't get picked? Which club are you? What were your L11 & L10 divisions?
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    L6 (VNL South) finished: Promoted to the VNL and won a second straight FA Trophy. I've mostly played FM at the amateur levels thanks to the annual iterations of this database. My inexperience handling professional contracts was brought to my attention this season when my best young striker signed a pre-contract in January with Cork City in the Irish league. I forgot that teams from other countries could do that 6 months in advance and I hadn't offered him a new contract yet. Live and learn. My stadium was just upgraded this season from 1000 to 3250 w/ 500 seats. I shared The Dripping Pan with Lewes until mid-January. Now, I'm due for a further upgrade since the VNL requires a minimum capacity of 4000: Once again, no assumed debt and we will be able to play in it while it is being expanded.
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    I'm just hoping my owner hangs on until after we need to build a new stadium!
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    Wow, from mid-table the first season to top of the table. How many changes did you have to make to turn it around that fast?
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    Oh, I know how lucky I am. I feel kinda like I'm cheating with my sugar-daddy owner, but I've never had one before (without using the editor) so I'm going to ride that pony 'til she drops! I'll make up for it in a later save with some self-imposed, draconian restrictions to make everything much harder.
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    L7 completed, on to the National League South: Dominated the league and also won two cups. Got knocked out of the FA Cup in the 4th round by Premier League Burnley. And to meet the new league's stadium requirements: And we won't take on any debt! The board did cancel our planned youth facilities upgrade due to the money being used for the stadium expansion.
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    Are you sure you're clicking on the right thing? It's the link named: E22 - England to Level 22 ADVANCED 2.0.fmf I just tried it and was able to download it.
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    Well, look at his history. Did he move twice this season, the second time being to your club? Maybe the message doesn't use the word "more", maybe it says something to the effect: Player X has already played for two clubs this season.
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    Is it actually that they cannot play for more than 2 teams in a season? I think that may be an actual rule. It hasn't happened to me in 18, but in one of the previous FM's I signed a player only to find out he was ineligible to play for me until the end of the current season for this reason. I think it's supposed to tell you this on the transfer negotiation screen somewhere.
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    I still get offers from the higher leagues now, just not the inbox-stuffing number of offers I got from clubs that resided in the L22 - L12 levels during the first few seasons. I think once I won enough competitions, those lower level clubs realized they couldn't tempt me.
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    That seemed to settle down for me after a few seasons. Also, the repeated offers for the manager's job at tons of clubs - the first few seasons there were days where my inbox was stuffed with offers for jobs, now I get a couple here and there.
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    Level 8 done: Only won the one cup, but had a GREAT run in the FA Cup and made a boat-load of cash. Interestingly, I am still not paying any of my staff. I have the same staff I had when I turned pro, except for the one scout that left.
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    I'm doing the exact opposite since I have the sugar daddy. If he lets me spend it, I will and he bails me out. It will be a very painful day when he leaves the club and the new chairman gives me much more restricted resources. But until then...
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    With the extra funds, I was finally able to convince the board to improve my training facilities!
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    [FM18] E22 - England to Level 22

    Just finished my FA Cup match against ManU. We scored a goal! We'll cherish that one for a while. We even outscored ManU in the second half 1-0. Unfortunately, they outscored us in the first half 7-0. But more importantly, they drew a crowd of 85k so our coffers grew by £1.25M!
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