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  1. Mali. Interesting. I'll be following this with intrigue having never managed an African National Team
  2. Yeah you can download it for free (I used the FM scout website) but you then have to download a program (the name escapes me) that's creates a virtual hard drive on your system that allows you to play it - possibly virtual iso, something like that? If you go into FM scout and get the link it gives you full instructions. Took me about 10 minutes with my friends help on a video call Not sure if there's other available versions though
  3. Yeah my friend pointed me in their direction for the patches. He said he always used 3.9.68 because of the super Greeks but I was always an ODB kinda guy I still remember some of the players from that game too. Cherno Samba of course, Mark Kerr was a must for any midfield (and ideal on a Lisbon lions save) and Ibrahim Said were three particular favourite players of mine I also loved finding hidden gems. I remember signing a young Mike Williamson from Torquay before he was of Newcastle Fame and he was a brilliant defender for me!
  4. Maybe I'll give it a go, thanks for that I'm currently happy to have 01/02 available though, and I'm sure there's hours of fun to be had with it. Just a shame I can't get old games back on there One of my favorite ever games was a 20+ year game on 01/02, started with Boston United, ended up with Newcastle and then England. Cherno Samba was still knocking around at 36 or so aswell at that point. Fun times
  5. I was always a fan of FM07, and 05 too. Apparently though they don't work on modern laptops!? Something to do with windows 10 I believe? I've earmarked a Lisbon lions challenge for 01/02 (always a favourite of mine) and one called 'When in Rome' that has been recommended to me that sounded interesting. And, as always, a lower league save. Carlisle were always a favourite team to play with on 01/02 with a young core of Johnny Allan, Mike Jack and John Hore to build around if I remember rightly, but it was tough the first couple of years
  6. Evening to all FMSers. Hope you're all keeping well in these testing times? I haven't been around much lately due to a number of issues, mainly having very little time on my hands, a dodgy laptop and some family troubles, but having just received purchase of a new laptop, I thought I'd pop my head in the door Interesting little anecdote I thought you'd all find amusing too. So I'm a little bit basic when it comes to computers, and can use them for the most basic of things. Having mentioned this to a friend of mine who works in IT, and in passing mention I had lost my long term FM2020
  7. 😁😁😁😁 To be fair to the lad, 124 games and 82 goals. Can't complain with that - still only 21. I had planned to maybe start a new job search but this kid and a rather promising Gibraltar midfield Regen who's 17 have made me stick around!
  8. Also this guy - signed him from Roma for 25 million, which is normally more than I would pay for someone at 18 but he fits my system and looks pretty damn good. Scouts said sign whatever the cost so he came in
  9. Just a quick one - I always try and invest in youth in my long term saves, and I think I may have just found my favourite ever newgen/Regen ever. I'm West Ham, and this lad came through my youth intake in the first season..scouts rated him highly so I kept my eye on him. First season he played five cup games and five league games towards the end of the season, scored seven. Then he spent the next two years out on loan - he's now a regular in my side and has just won this seasons player of the year. Reminds me of Jermain Defoe Without doubt the best Regen I've ever had on any game, certain
  10. This lad came through my youth intake first season, with training and match experience he's a regular for me now. Fits the English quota too and scores in all the big games. Definitely my favorite Regen I've ever had
  11. Just caught up with this, having somehow missed it previously. Brilliant stuff, gripping from the start Fantastic read 👍
  12. sherm

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    Congrats Neil..I'm sure you'll be a credit to the position and you are a valued member of the FMS community Best of luck in the new role!
  13. Love this start. The last dance was a great watch and sb nation is a massive part of my YouTube watching as I live basketball and they have some great videos Looking forward to the rest of this story
  14. One of my favourite ever manager games was premier manager 98 on the PlayStation. It was fun and easy to play and you used to be able to offer house and car on a contract to get a player. LMA manager 2001 was and always will be the greatest though. It was fantastic and endless summers were spent between mine and my friends houses playing it I never played euro league football ( in fact never heard of it) but I hope you have fun playing your retro games
  15. Mendy had trained like a Trojan the next few days, so much so that he started on the left hand side for the visit of Derby. They used thee flanks well, both Mendy and Oriol flying down and whipping crosses in, and it was one of these crosses that led to the opening goal, Edu Oriol slicing a deep cross. However it lifted over the ‘keeper, landing into the far corner of the net. The Spaniard stood with his arms outstretched, laughing to himself, but whether he meant it or not, the score was still 1-0. They managed to hang on to thee lead until the 78th minute, but Jacob Mellis missed a glorious
  16. It had been a surprisingly fun evening, and anything that brought extra money into the club was always a bonus. Maybe, just maybe, things could be achieved here. There was a few days rest due to League Cup action, and he settled down that next evening to watch Chelsea take on Everton. Three days later, he visited Nathan Delfouneso in the physio room “How you doing Nath?” He was working on the treadmill, just at a steady walking pace “I’m OK boss. Frustrated to be injured for so long and it’s a slow process getting back fit” “Well we don’t want you getting injured agai
  17. He had dusted off his blue suit he had worn for his first meeting with the club and headed to the ground, walking as there was a nice breeze, with his jacket slung over his shoulder. He expected a lot of older club executives and a boring night, but when he opened the door to the conference suite he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. The room was aglow with purple and blue disco lights, a DJ standing in the corner and at least 50 people laughing and dancing to the music “Eddie! Glad you could make it” “What is all this?” “Oh just a little idea we had to raise funds for the clu
  18. The conversation and pints had flowed, so a couple of thick heads turned up for training the next morning. Eddie had no problem with his players having a drink, as long as they had 48 clear hours before the game off it, and they knew and accepted that. A trip to Yorkshire was next on the schedule, as Huddersfield provided a stern test. It wasn’t a great game, both sides cancelling each other out. James Vaughan was the standout player for the home side, and it was the former Everton striker who put them ahead, a brilliant strike that he chested down and volleyed instinctively into the top corne
  19. October 2014 The next game was another on Sky, a 5.30 kick off on the Saturday, but bad news before the game emerged. Noel Blake had brought the team sheet to Eddie, a slight smirk on his face “Team sheet boss. I’ve had to change the ‘keeper though, Elliot Parish will have to play” “Why? Joe’s fit isn’t he?” “Perfectly. Problem is he’s on loan. From Cardiff” “Bollocks. Well, nothing we can do. It is what it is” A full house packed into Bloomfield Road for the visit of Cardiff, and while Joe Lewis wasn’t available, young Elliot Parish got the chance to show what he
  20. The games came thick and fast, and they certainly didn’t get any easier. Norwich were the next visitors to Bloomfield win, and while they weren’t winning, they at least weren’t losing, and as Eddie had aimed for, and certainly hoped, they were becoming hard to beat. This proved to be the case again, and while Ishmael Miller probably wasn’t enjoying his lone striker role, feeding on very few clear cut chances, but credit to the lad, he gave everything he had, held the ball up, worked hard and gave the defenders a hard time. He actually set up the goal too, using his strength to muscle off his d
  21. The news of the financial peril was kept strictly between Eddie and the chairman, although he did inform Noel on his return, but the arrival of Semedo had buoyed the team, and the spirit was at a season high for the visit of Watford. They were chasing promotion, but watching the game, you wouldn’t have guessed, as a fantastic performance almost brought the home side a surprise three points. Edu Oriol was the creative force, while Semedo slotted into the midfield seamlessly, making his mark within three minutes and crunching Troy Deeney, who isn’t exactly a midget, and he rifled a shot just ove
  22. With a near two week break for international fixtures up next, there was time to rest and get ready, but some good news did brighten things up, as Jose Miguel Cubero finished his suspension two days before the next game. He had been training with the boys so was at a decent fitness level, he just needed match exposure. It would be a welcome addition back into the squad, but Eddie still felt that he needed an engine in the midfield, for the reason that Papa Bouba Diop couldn’t complete a full ninety minutes, and Cubero wasn’t anywhere near match fit, and it was Noel Blake who had alerted him to
  23. The Capital Cup had drawn up Swansea, in a game he neither wanted nor expected to win, and once again made several changes. The Welsh side played a strong team, but they didn’t have it all their own way, with Oriol, Waddington and Miller all missing good opportunities, and just before half time, Wilfried Bony slid his side in front, latching onto Shelvey’s ball and sliding home beautifully. They used all of their nouse and experience to see the game out, and Bony sealed it nine minutes from time, rifling home after jinking in and out on the edge of the box, but Eddie wasn’t too disappointed to
  24. The flashing lights and hustle and bustle of the Post Match Press Conference did nothing to hide his mood “Eddie, disappointed with the performance and result?” “Performance no, I thought we played well for majority of the game and created good chances. Result is disappointing yes, but I was more annoyed about the free-kick” “Oh so you thought it was a bad decision?” “It was soft, to say the least, and he went down a bit easily” “Fabulous strike though wasn’t it?” “Well I’m not in the business of praising opposition to be honest. My lads will pick themselves up an
  25. With the league providing their most important task for the season, the League Cup game against Notts County was a distraction, so much so that eight changes were made, only Joe Lewis, Jacob Mellis and Edu Oriol keeping their places. It was a slow start, the changes seeming to slow the team down, and the visitors made that count, taking the lead with a nice team move that was ended by Blair Adams. They picked it up second half, and Ishmael Miller levelled it up, and despite falling behind again, to a Hayden Mullins header, Mark Waddington marked his full debut with a rocket from 25 yards to ta
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