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    Dafuge's Challenge - King's Lynn - Dorey, Neil and Bowen, living legends!

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  1. I've been using the 442 P05 with some success at Brackley in the Vanarama North. I lost the playoff final last season and in a good battle for the league title this season. We usually score plenty by my only issue is that the high line leaves my goalkeeper very exposed at times and we concede a lot more than I would like. This may be due to the level of players involved in this system, but it means we can hit a bit of a slump when not scoring as we are always exposed. Is there a tactic a bit more solid (deeper?) defensively without sacrificing too much when attacking? My record as manager so far; Played- 82 Won- 56 Drawn- 17 Lost- 9 Scored- 219 Conceded- 91
  2. I am liking this tactic so far, only one problem. Having accidentally sabotaged my career game (long story!) I am stuck with non-league football, where Complete Forwards seem to be a rarity. Any recommendations as to what role to change the lone striker to that would achieve a similar effect? My first game in charge at Lincoln I switched it to an advanced forward, worked well enough but didn't feel he was involved in the game well enough.
  3. It happens. I would suggest scouring the tactical & training sections of the forum for any new ideas and inspiration. Keep plugging away and find out what works for you. Sometimes a perfectly decent manager can go to a perfectly decent club and it is a disaster. There are so many variables in football, not just tactics, but morale, player quality, opposition quality, luck etc.etc. It's only failure if you give up!
  4. The same formation I have been using for the last few FM's, 4-1-3-2. The full backs are CWBs, BWM in front of the CBs, supportive Centre-Mids either side of an advanced playmaker, and the strikers are a False-9 and an Advanced forward. Control and very fluid, switch to Counter if i'm under pressure. Always seems to work a treat once the players get used to it.
  5. Not sure this guy is really built to play centre-back.
  6. After completing Dafuge's challenge a few times I fancy something a bit different, so will be giving this a go in Ireland. Holidaying now...
  7. Thanks! It's not about the destination, it's all about the journey!
  8. Gypsum's End of season update - King's Lynn - 2033/34 - Premier league Challenge completed!! League position:1st (Position chart) Media prediction: 2nd Man City's managerial changed proved to be the window of opportunity we needed to make a charge for the top. Even the resurgence on Man Utd couldn't stop us from breaking the 15 year Manc stranglehold on the league title. Champions league: Winners! Final: King's Lynn 1-0 Man City League cup: Winners! Final: King's Lynn 2-1 West Ham Squad Transfers Finances Star players; Todd Low - Best season yet, absolutely on fire in front of goal, breaking records all over the place. Dylan Coupe - One of my original big money signings, sensational again. Tristan Riviere - A £54m signing and worth every penny. Sensational in my full back dependent tactics. Emmanuel Leclerc - A real success story, despite being signed as just a backup. Has developed into an irreplaceable playmaker. File - Excellent in midfield, and out best set-piece taker. Legends; Ian Dorey (Retired) Ryan Neil (Retired) Barry George Bowen (Retired) Year League Position Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2014/15 Skrill North 7th 2015/16 Skrill North 4th Playoff winners 2016/17 Skrill Premier 2nd Playoff winners 2017/18 League 2 10th FA Cup 3rd round 2018/19 League 2 3rd Automatic promotion 2019/20 League 1 8th 2020/21 League 1 4th Playoff winners, JPT winners, FA Cup 5th round replay 2021/22 Championship 9th 2022/23 Championship 11th 2023/24 Championship 8th 2024/25 Championship 6th Playoff winners 2025/26 Premier league 17th Avoided relegation 2026/27 Premier league 10th 2027/28 Premier league 11th FA Cup finalists 2028/29 Premier league 7th 2029/30 Premier league 3rd FA Cup finalists, Champions league qualification 2030/31 Premier league 3rd Champions league semi-finalists 2031/32 Premier league 2nd Champions league winners, FA Cup winners, League cup winners 2032/33 Premier league 2nd Champions league winners, League cup winners, Club world champs winners 2033/34 Premier league 1st Premiership winners, Champions league winners, League cup winners,
  9. Yeah, I always stay on. Quite fancy trying to build an entirely home-grown team.
  10. It went down to the final game and a 1 point lead, but... Challenge completed!!
  11. His call up is especially unlikely as he has two caps for Wales.
  12. Well, at least someone enjoyed it! I'm in North Cambs, Wisbech to be precise.
  13. Yeah! I put out a load of my youth players and we lost 1-0 to BSP Cambridge!
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