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About Ackter

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    Short person, often hairy, often in the bathroom.

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  1. Very nice base stats. Get a Professional tutor in there to raise that determination.
  2. 2052/53 Margetson (33): 1,005 apps Lowe (32): 899 apps Dowling (27): 673 apps, 426 goals Jonathan Ingram (19): 186 apps Rendani Rankhasa (18): 133 apps, 45 goals And there we have it - Margetson breaks the 1,000 apps with room to spare. Quite frankly amazing for someone who is apparently a serious injury risk. Another injury-free season for Lowe means he's now within 2 seasons of also breaking it. The other three continue as normal with great efforts. With FM2018 release announced this is likely to be the last of the players I'll go for the challenge with. Doesn't matter who comes through from here on, unless I fluke a ridiculously talented son, these guys are the end of this version's challenge. As you can see, Margetson's declining far faster than someone with such high Natural Fitness should be, so he's already to take a back seat to the rest of the team. I'm sure he'll continue to rack up sub-appearances, but his ever-presentness is no longer a thing.
  3. If you progress along with him he could be with you forever.
  4. 2051/52 Margetson (32): 944 apps Lowe (31): 838 apps Dowling (26): 615 apps, 381 goals Jonathan Ingram (18): 125 apps Rendani Rankhasa (17): 76 apps, 23 goals Lowe finally knocks out a full season worth of appearances so, as you say, he should make it by age 35. Margetson can break the 1000 next season with a good season behind him - he's already declining, which isn't great news so I doubt he'll end up the record holder. Dowling and Rankhasa have a good partnership forming, which is excellent. Rankhasa has been breaking most of Dowling's youngest scorer records and has scored more during his first two seasons than Dowling did. His finishing is almost double figures now... Ingram has had a poor season by his previous standards, possibly because I've moved him to DRC from DC due to Margetson's lowering pace and acceleration. Still, years to improve. Rankhasa has also been called up to the France U20s. If he chooses France at senior level it means I won't ever lose him to the African Cup, even though Lesotho will probably never qualify for it anyway.
  5. 2050/51 Margetson (31): 884 apps Lowe (30): 777 apps Dowling (25): 551 apps, 336 goals Jonathan Ingram (17): 74 apps Rendani Rankhasa (16): 13 apps, 5 goals I had a bunch of promising youths come through this season but didn't really have the space for all of them so had to pick one to stick with and went for Rankhasa to partner Dowling - Dowling's scoring record is incredible so it seemed the safest position to go for (even though Rankhasa's finishing is worryingly low). The others were a defender (and I already have one youth player in the back 3 so can't risk that) and a fullback (which I don't play with). Margetson is now in the final stretch for this while Lowe is starting to worry me. Ingram has had another great season for someone so young. He's destined to be a star.
  6. DCs with good natural fitness can hit late 30s quite easily, so it's ok to slowly introduce them the first few seasons. They should be looking to be starters at 18, though, to really stand a chance.
  7. Can't believe people still think this is a real thing.
  8. Whether you've noticed or not, the generated player faces in FM can have some massive foreheads. So this thread is a chance for you to show off how big your foreheads are. To get the ball rolling, I'll start with the largest forehead I've noticed in my current game: Let's see what you have
  9. 2049/50 Margetson (30): 826 apps Lowe (29): 723 Dowling (24): 491 apps, 291 goals Jonathan Ingram (16): 19 It's lucky for Margetson that my game crashed or he'd have struggled to break 800 this season otherwise. Lowe, yet again, is slightly trailing behind due to small injuries. Nearly an entire season off-pace now. Dowling had another fantastic goal scoring season, winning Prem Top Scorer despite missing the last 6 weeks of the season. New graduate Jon Ingram is off to a fabulous start already, getting a really solid rating over those 19 games despite his young age. Also I have to unfortunately confirm the end of Dubois' challenge. A 6 month injury is just too much to recover from at his age plus he was really struggling to perform in central midfield due to how teeny tiny he is. At over £400k per week, he just has to go now. Dubois (36): 763
  10. Well, guess who's going straight into the first team...
  11. Or not. The game has crashed during a match again (this is getting worryingly regular the further I get into this save) so I've lost a couple of great results but have an un-injured Margetson again.
  12. Margetson's had his first big injury too - missing the last 3 months of the 2049/2050 season with a hip injury. It's a wear and tear injury too which means it'll probably be a recurring one. Could spell disaster for his challenge.
  13. Margetson's had his first big injury too - missing the last 3 months of the 2049/2050 season with a hip injury. It's a wear and tear injury too which means it'll probably be a recurring one. Could spell disaster for his challenge.
  14. 6 month injury means Dubois' challenge is definitely over. There's no way is he making it to like age 42 while still being any use