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    Dafuge's Challenge - King's Lynn - Dorey, Neil and Bowen, living legends!
  1. 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.
  2. Am I the worst Football Manager?

    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!
  3. 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.
  4. Funny Screenshots Thread

    Not sure this guy is really built to play centre-back.
  5. FM15 'Big' Euro Challenge

    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...
  6. Thanks! It's not about the destination, it's all about the journey!
  7. 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,
  8. Yeah, I always stay on. Quite fancy trying to build an entirely home-grown team.
  9. It went down to the final game and a 1 point lead, but... Challenge completed!!
  10. Funny Screenshots Thread

    His call up is especially unlikely as he has two caps for Wales.
  11. Don't do a Wenger, don't do a Wenger...
  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!
  14. Gypsum's End of season update - King's Lynn - 2032/33 - Premier league League position: 2nd (Position chart) Media prediction: 3rd Another strong season, but we couldn't get close to the mighty Man City. But with Klopp's retirement, and a new man in charge, hopefully they will show some vulnerabilities and allow me to complete the challenge! We also won the Club world championship, Community shield and the Super cup. Champions league: Winners! Final: King's Lynn 0-0 (5-3P) Man Utd For all Man City's dominance in the league, we absolutely smashed them in the semi-final first leg. The final was a much tighter affair, with our players not really hitting their stride. But ruthlessness from the spot won us our second straight Champions league title. The perfect send off for the retiring legends Dorey and Neil. League Cup: Winners! Final: Chelsea 0-6 King's Lynn Humiliated Chelsea at Wembley, though they are a shadow of their former selves post-Abramovich. Squad Transfers Finances Star players; Emmanuel Leclerc - Another stunning season from the man originally signed only as a backup squad member. Todd Low - Really hit his peak in the Champions league, winning the best player, top scorer and best goal awards. Tyler Jones - Our Welsh rock at the heart of the defence. Jermain Flemming - He continues to develop and impress, finished 3rd top scorer in the Premiership. Legends; Ian Dorey (Retired) Ryan Neil (Retired) Barry George Bowen (Career stats) 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 Super cup winners, Commmunity shield winners
  15. They've dipped to 11th after reaching the Euro 2023 semi-finals, but they're a decent side. Three of my back four were Welsh internationals. The Welsh league sides seem to be churning out good prospects.
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