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  1. Thank you! Will give this a go now.
  2. I use the cut-out player faces megapack and in older editions of FM I used to add my own headshot in and update the config file to get my manager picture. Of me... Now, the 3D generated thing is a fairly cool feature but I've tried everything and it never looks a thing like me. Is there a way I can add a photo rather than see the 3d generated image every time? I've tried my old method (above) and it doesn't work now - the 3d generated image overrides it! Any help appreciated, thanks.
  3. Good luck. Ironically, Stirling were my Beta save! (They'll take anyone don't you know) All the best in your career! Quick question... how do you post screenshots that are of reasonable size with a "Click to enlarge" option? Thanks
  4. Thanks for the comment. I agree the playoffs would be brilliant, I think it's the best we can hope for. Just got to keep it up! Haha! I'm not the best at that stuff, I tend to stay away from all the comments in the media and getting under other peoples skin. I may well start though if we put them under enough pressure in the second half of the season. But putting in offers and declaring interest in their players would only unsettle my own, surely?! Confession: I don't actually attend press conferences at the moment... that might come later in my career but Steve Watson is doing a good
  5. November 2016 An extremely creditable draw! We outplayed our Football League opponents for large parts of the game, but it was against the run of play when Ollie Norburn gave us the lead, making it 2 for the season and they’ve both come in the FA Cup. From that point on we had a real grip on the game and could easily have doubled the lead with a bit more composure, particularly from Danny Whitaker who missed a couple of clear cut chances. We paid the price for that late on when Crawley equalised, just after we’d decided to shut up shop and waste a bit of time. A corner was met by a
  6. October 2016 Another win and we were happy with this one having gone a goal down early on. Danny Whitaker levelled it up with a stunning long-range effort that flew into the net. A pleasing goal for him having just come back from a long injury. Incidentally I keep getting bombarded with news items that Whitaker is close to breaking our all-time league goalsoring record, which stands at 50. This was his 41st league goal for us, and at 35 years old I privately doubt he'll make 50 let alone 51, and even if he does I wouldn't say he's close to it. He is our penalty taker though so maybe
  7. Thanks I can't see us lasting the season with only 4 defeats, but yeah if we can turn some of the draws into wins then we should do well. Not sure about the title... there's a growing gulf between Forest Green and the rest of the league! Cheers
  8. September 2016 We went into this game attempting to make it a hat-trick of league wins, and it was very evenly contested match. It was Woking who landed the first punch with a goal on the hour mark. We tried to maintain our composure and keep playing how we had been, but on 73 minutes we were dealt another blow as a fizzing left-wing cross was turned into our net by Pilkington. Nothing he could’ve done about it to be fair. Heads didn’t go down though and leading scorer Liam Coogans was at it again almost instantaneously, and that gave the whole place a lift! We’d looked to win this g
  9. August 2016 My first competitive game as a manager brings a victory! The goal comes from a long-ball forward by centre back Neill Byrne, which puts Jack Sampson in behind the defence. He’s a picture of calmess as he clips the ball over the diving goalkeeper and it nestles in the net to the delight of our 1516 supporters at Moss Rose! We hold on for a decent win against a good team. York are another good team in this division, they were only relegated from the football league last season. It’s another solid defensive performance from us and we did well on the counter
  10. Pre-season 2016/17 We started away at Blyth Spartans and it took only 6 minutes for me to experience a team I manage scoring a goal. And wow what a feeling! Whether it’s a pre-season friendly at Blyth or a Champions League final at the San Siro... I’m not sure that feeling can get much better. (Ok, I’m pretty sure it can.) Anyway, defensive midfielder Kingsley James was the unlikely scorer and we held the lead until half-time. We looked to control second half but were pegged back just 10 minutes into it and the game was a bit of a bore after that as neither side created much more.
  11. Tactics I start the season with two initial tactics. The one on the left (4-1-2-2-1) is my preferred one, starting most matches with a Standard approach as we look to see how the setup is faring before deciding whether to try and take control of the game or sit back and play counter attacking football. The second tactic (4-2-3-1) is for games where I want us to take control from the kick-off. It’s also something we might transition to in other games, if I feel we’re well on top without creating much, or if it’s looking like the game may be getting away from us. Let me stress one thi
  12. Behind The Scenes My assistant manage is Steve Watson, someone we know all about from his distinguised Premier League career playing right-back for Newcastle, Aston Villa, Everton and West Brom before moving to Sheffield Wednesday. He spent 9 years at Newcastle where he played alongside midfielder Lee Clark, and it was Clark that got Watson into coaching by taking him on as a coach at Birmingham in 2012. Two years later and Clark was sacked, and Watson left with him. A 2-year break from football followed before he went to Macclesfield as Assistant Manager. I wonder how he feels about an
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