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  1. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    @grungeandgazeIts seems your finances are looking fairly grim, what sort of attendances do you have? You might look to give out shorter 1 year contacts rather than 2 or 3 years to make it easier to get rid of unwanted players, not sure why your best player (Thompson ) is not needed though. Getting in more loan players with little wage outlay could also help, i find letting the chairman bring in players and than just accepting or cancelling them works as they seem able to find more loan players willing to join.
  2. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    Unfortunately the season in the VNL was a disaster and actually worse than the previous one. The team conceded 2 or 3 goals a game with the opposition having 25 shots on goal to my teams 5. Strangely with the team last and on a 7 match losing streak the board fired me in feb. After reloading a lot, no more attractive team came up than Worthing again. This time i am going to try to make sure i get players with positive personalities in, none of my previous squad were professional or even had determination above 11.
  3. The closest save i could find was in mar 23 before it reset, by may it had been reset . Uploaded the save as wor 26 nov 23.
  4. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    @janneff - well done on another great season and the new stadium. What system have you been playing? i wonder since my systems are failing badly even in the VNL.
  5. I didn't want to sell them since they are my best players. Its just that that they wanted to leave due to relegation from the VNL, but since the club is now back in the VNL surely this reason for leaving should no longer exist. It also has a knock on effect on dressing room atmosphere with unhappy players.
  6. Uploaded a save - wor14 oct 23.
  7. I am playing as Worthing in the VNL in 2023/24. After getting relegated from the VNL in 21/22 several players on 3 year deals became unhappy and wanted to move due to getting relegated. I agreed to sell them if a price was met. During the 22/23 season no offers were made and the team was promoted from the VNS. Now in 23/24 the players are still unhappy due to getting relegated and will not discuss a new contract. This seems like a bug.
  8. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    The way my team played it was possible!
  9. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    Table | Squad | Transfers In spite of relegation and a reputation drop the standard of players who were willing to join was actually higher although i didn't make too many additions. The team made a dubious start losing 3 times (conceding 4+ goals in each game) in the first 6 games. By October, Sutton were 9 points ahead even though results picked up. By Mar the gap had been narrowed to just 2 points but the team faltered badly as did Sutton. Bath managed 30 games without defeat to storm past and win the league. In the playoffs the team won 2-1 at home to Oxford city before facing Sutton away. The match was poised at 2-2 when i introduced Adeloye in the 70th minute who scored a hatrick to win the match 5-3. In the playoff final, in-form Woking were the opponents and it took till almost the last kick to win the match. In the FA cup the team reached the 1st Rd where they faced L2 Wimbledon at home in a televised match. A 0-3 loss didn't really flatter the team as it could have been worse. In the FA trophy 1st rd the team narrowly lost 2-1 away to VNL Ebbsfleet, Finances Due to players sales and an extra 35K from a sell-on clause for Smith as well as the TV money it meant that finances for the season were good. In fact the board agreed to an affiliate club and an improvement in the youth level at the end of the season. On the squad front, the team didn't do to badly as i sold 2 underperforming players as well as Clarke who was a good backup but not likely to improve. The other players who wanted to leave didn't as no-one made a noffer. Watson came in and did ok but i am hoping he can improve. Midfield was improved by Collar who was good at scoring from distance. On the wings Pochettino set a new league record for assists. Mehew again impressed getting the league top scorer and player of the year. Club icon Bugiel was a real disappointment after i brought him in. Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy Achievements/Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 Vanarama South 8th 2nd Q Round 3rd Q Round None 2020/21 Vanarama South 6th 4th Q Round 1st Round Promoted 2021/22 Vanarama National 21st 1st Round 3rd Round Relegated 2022/23 Vanarama South 4th 1st Round 1st Round Promoted
  10. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    I'm beginning to wonder about my coaches and ass man, i have 2 defenders who are rated very similar and i can't actually see why. I have Watson signed last year and a solid defender and then Coyne who has not played at all in 4 years and to my mind lacking in heading, vital in CD'S.
  11. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    Last year (FM18) I had level of discipline reach ten on a save. Adaptability only seems to increase if you move countries a lot. Working with youngsters i have never seen increase, even though i just had a news item about the fact i prefer signing young players with a average age of 22.
  12. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    after 3 seasons i have continental c license and the attributes have increased to about 8-12 except for fitness and GK which are 5. Youngsters, level of discipline and adaptability are all still 1
  13. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    Well done on promotion, looking at the players they seem several leagues above the ones i had . Is that stadium bigger than your current one, seems like a lot of debt for such a small stadium.
  14. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    Table | Squad | Transfers A disaster of a season really, i could not find many players better than what i had and could afford the wages of those i did. The players i did sign universally flopped. The team hovered just above relegation until about oct and from then on were always in 21st position as the bottom 3 were even worse. In mar the team got to within 2 points of safety before a 6 game losing streak left them well adrift. My tactics need a lot of work since nearly every game ended with the opposition having 20+ efforts on goal and Worthing only 10. In the FA cup the team lost in the 1st rd to VNS Concord on penalties after coming back from 2-0 and a man down to draw 2-2 at home. In the FA trophy the team went out in the 3rd rd away to struggling VNS side Gloucester 0-1. The squad was poor with not one player rated as good enough for this league. I was trying to sell pastorek by about oct. The only positive was Mehew again, a 2nd decent striker alongside him would have gone a long way to safety. Another quality central midfield is also required. Clarke being injured for over 2 months when playing really well did not help either. I have some hope for Poole who is a real danger at attacking freekicks and corners and ok at defending. My best players immediately wanted to leave when the season ended. Finances stayed about the same, i wanted to get an affiliate club but the board refused as the finances were not strong enough. Season League Position FA Cup FA Trophy Achievements/Notes --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2019/20 Vanarama South 8th 2nd Q Round 3rd Q Round None 2020/21 Vanarama South 6th 4th Q Round 1st Round Promoted 2021/22 Vanarama National 6th 1st Round 3rd Round Relegated
  15. Thebaker

    dafuge's FM19 challenge

    My latest season has ended in abject failure as the team have been relegated from the VNL. I have noticed some effect from the mentoring groups i have set up however with some changes in determination and ppms learnt, no change in personalities.
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