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  1. Thebaker

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    Need another month like nov with a 5 or 6 match winning streak. Some quality defenders in the next intake may not go amiss looking at the table. Do you think that having your gk take freekicks and penalties is maybe costing you over a season, could someone else have scored more?
  2. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    2025/26 Table | Squad | Transfers Started the season very strongly and was involved in the title race for most of the season until falling away in march. A good run in the last few games took the club to 3rd. In the playoffs the club got past Oxford Utd on penalties before easily seeing off Aldershot in the playoff final. In the cups there was limited progress. In the FA cup 2nd Rd the team were away to L1 Coventry and went 2-1 up in the 91st min despite being 2nd best all game before conceding a 94th min equalizer. Lost the replay 1-0 in another 1 sided effort. In the FA Trophy i was pretty annoyed to lose 0-4 at home to struggling VNL Oxford City even though i had a player sent off after 35 secs. Finances looked very steady for most of the season as average attendance went up from 1700 to 2300. I had sold 2 good young players in Aug as the finances had been looking less solid. In Jan i sold the 50% sell from for Vernon for 3 million. In march the club was taken over and teh new owner put in another 375K. As a result of the improved finances the club agreed to improve the training and youth facilities and improve youth recruitment. Oddly they took out a loan to increase the stadium capacity. In terms of the squad most of the players were pretty solid with Klass and Payne again excellent in central midfield. George ended the season as top scorer although my other strikers didn't really contribute a lot, it was lucky my midfield chipped in with a few. Rufati showed great improvement this year. Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy Achievements/Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 Vanarama South 7th 4th Q Round 2nd Round Playoffs 2020/21 Vanarama South 1st 1st Round 3rd Q Round League Winners, Promotion 2021/22 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 2nd Round None 2022/23 Vanarama National 13th 1st Round 4th Round None 2023/24 Vanarama National 15th 1st Round Final FA Trophy finalists 2024/25 Vanarama National 12th 1st Round 1st Round None 2025/26 Vanarama National 3rd 2nd Round 2nd Round Playoff winners, Promotion
  3. Thebaker

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    Looks like it might pay to shortlist players when you sell them. It is telling that 2 of your best 4 players are the players than returned. They must have improved down to better training facilities since wouldn't be playing time.
  4. Thebaker

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    what are your facilities like now, have you managed much improvement? Can you afford to keep losing your best players or it that there are so many players it will not make a difference.
  5. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    Squad | Table | Transfers There has been a lot of progress made in the last few pages of this thread, unfortunately none of it has been by my team. They started well and then fell away before recovering. With 15 games to go they were 3 points from the playoffs, but the defense fell apart and the team only gained 18 points with 7 from the last 3 games. With the standard lower this year this was a missed chance. In the cups there was no progress at all, comfortably losing in the FA cup to L1 Colchester and then falling to struggling VNL side Newport in the FA trophy. Finances took a real nosedive this year with the complete lack of success, this was in spite of setting a new average attendance of 1733. Some ridiculously low offers came in for Vernon at the start of the season, i ended up selling him to Celtic for 250K + 50% sell on which was as much as i could get. Only 3 players stood out, Klass who did well when not suspended or injured, Payne who stepped up as a creative force and George who in spite of his inconsistent form still only finished 1 goal behind the league top scorer. The squad needs an overhaul as the defense seems not good enough and the strikers are incapable of scoring enough CCC especially one-on-ones at critical times. A lot of players are out of contact and want too much money to renew them. Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy Achievements/Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 Vanarama South 7th 4th Q Round 2nd Round Playoffs 2020/21 Vanarama South 1st 1st Round 3rd Q Round League Winners, Promotion 2021/22 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 2nd Round None 2022/23 Vanarama National 13th 1st Round 4th Round None 2023/24 Vanarama National 15th 1st Round Final FA Trophy finalists 2024/25 Vanarama National 12th 1st Round 1st Round None
  6. Thebaker

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    personally i save weekly with 3 auto saves just to avoid the annoyance of crashes. Your computer seems a bit temperamental
  7. Thebaker

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    I think that the ass man's opinion is influenced by their CA, it assumes that a high CA will lead to a high PA (when they may be quite near their PA) and a low CA gives a low PA. Not such a good intake for personalities, few professional or determined ones, have you changed the HOY much during the save?
  8. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    2022/23 Table |Squad |Transfers Started the season slowly but got into mid table, started to think about the playoffs but a run of 7 without a win in feb/mar left the team in the middle. Defensively the team conceded the same number of goals as last year but scored 25 goals less. In the cups, the team lost out to L1 Bradford in the FA cup 1st Rd. In the FA Trophy the team made more progress getting to the 4th Rd. Losing to VNN Telford was disappointing although they did go on to win it. Finances were again strong and the team turned professional at the end of the season. The defense was generally pretty poor with Agbontahoma an exception thanks to his goal scoring efforts from set pieces. Youth player Vernon was given a few games at the end of the season. In midfield Klass stood out although most of the CM's performed well. Up front Kealy chipped in and my best player Dongda He was very inconsistent. 2023/24 Table |Squad |Transfers Started the season very poorly and was in the relegation zone for the first third of the season mostly due to poor away form and a lack of goals from the strikers. Bringing in George and changing Dongda He's position from an AF to DLF helped turn the teams form around. The goals stared to come with 55 in the last 28 games, unfortunately there were 45 conceded leading to 11 draws and 7 in a row. The team finished just above the relegation spots. The away form was the worst in the league with just 2 wins and 14 losses although 11 were by a goal and the other 3 0-2 defeats. In the cups the team again went out in the 1st rd of the FA cup, this time to L2 Billericay. In the FA trophy the team reached the final where they lost 3-2 after George missed several 1on1's and Barnet scored twice in the last 10 mins. Due to turning pro my wages nearly tripled and finances really went downhill only helped by the trophy final. Not really seeing an advantage in being pro this season. Vernon became first choice and ended the season as my best player. He was called up to the England u19 team after the season and as a result is now wanted by 20 premier league and championship teams. The defense still conceded a lot even though i improved the LB position but ended up playing my 3rd choice RB for most of the season. In midfield Klass and Payne were excellent with Klass scoring a lot from CM, mostly though direct free-kicks and penalties. Up front George started really well after signing but was in poor form by the end of the season. Dongda He by comparison started poorly with just 4 goals in his first 20 games but ended in great form with goals and assists. Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy Achievements/Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 Vanarama South 7th 4th Q Round 2nd Round Playoffs 2020/21 Vanarama South 1st 1st Round 3rd Q Round League Winners, Promotion 2021/22 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 2nd Round None 2022/23 Vanarama National 13th 1st Round 4th Round None 2023/24 Vanarama National 15th 1st Round Final FA Trophy finalists
  9. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    Maybe in the recent update this was adjusted so teams can't just make loads from friendlies.
  10. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    @grungeandgaze I suspect that the other is the fees you are paying to get these clubs to come, i find you normally only make 10k profit if a big club comes unless they owe you a friendly when you don't pay. I have even had to pay parent clubs to play friendlies.
  11. Thebaker

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    You need to be careful the board don't think Kevin Martin is doing a better job , although that league looked easier this year.
  12. Thebaker

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    Personally i always use different tactics home and away with a more attacking one at home. With a youth challenge and less choice with natural player positions it can make a lot of sense to do that. Going to be tough to win promotion as it looks like you might need 9 points to do it, best of luck.
  13. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    Table |Squad | Transfers Had struggled previously in this league and wasn't able to get many players capable of improving the squad early on. In spite of this the team made a great start finding scoring pretty easy. Managed to stay in the top 3 until about Nov/Dec when the run of games every 3 days meant a lot of rotation and a loss of form, the team bounced back until Mar when they faced a lot of the top teams losing most of them. With 3 games to go the team had got back to 7th but 1 point from those games (2 of which were against teams in the bottom half) meant that the team fell short of the playoffs. The cups were also a missed opportunity. In the FA cup the team got past L2 Gillingham in the 1st Rd replay after dominating and blowing a 2 goal lead at home. In the 2nd Rd the team then were well beaten by VNS Woking. In the FA trophy the team lost out to VNL Leyton Orient in the 2nd Rd Finances continue to look quite healthy mostly due to a decent attendance although the board will still not approve any facilities improvements. My defence did well in patches this year but the loss of Racine for the last 3 months to injury and Huckle leaving on transfer day after playing 22 games, left the the team threadbare and cost a place in the playoffs. Davis was good at LB and LM and his set-pieces were invaluble. In midfield the players are not rated highly but all played well, I have high hopes for Klass going forward as he is always a good player at this level. Kealy continued to excel up front with Saydee and Jarvis also contributing. I had this youth player come through who looks a star, already nearly at the standard of my first choice keeper. Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy Achievements/Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 Vanarama South 7th 4th Q Round 2nd Round Playoffs 2020/21 Vanarama South 1st 1st Round 3rd Q Round League Winners, Promotion 2021/22 Vanarama National 10th 2nd Round 2nd Round None
  14. Thebaker

    [FM19] French Lingerie.

    yes you can mentor within all squads, there will be team leaders within the u19's but who are not team leaders in a higher squad.
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