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  1. Yeah, definitely down to the success. I jumped straight into the Glentoran job rather than wait. I started this a bit late on 1st June, so I thought it would be better if I tried to win as much as possible as quickly as possible. Won the league in the first season and thought we're flying. Ended up finishing 6th in the following year with Larne winning that one. Cliftonville is the only other team to win it and that was an ending that would be hyped to the max. A head to head at Solitude were all we had to do was not lose. Lost 3-2. I have been letting other teams win the Irish Cup in a hope t
  2. Larne won the league at the first attempt in 2019/20 and runner-up 4 times in 21/22, 23/24, 24/25 26/27, Irish Cup winners in 22/23, League Cup winners in 26/27 with 2 runners-up in 18/19 and 27/28, Co. Antrim Shield winners 23/24 & 25/16 with 4 runners up.
  3. In 2023 Larne's Kenny Bruce scaled down funding, the club turned semi-professional in 2026 and in 2032 Kenny Bruce leaves with a consortium taking over. Linfield suffered 2 relegations in 2022 and 2025. Cliftonville have been good at being 2nd doing so 5 times with 3 3rd places and a title win. I thought they should have gone pro by now. I might leave it for another season or two before using the money to encourage growth. I think we'll get the 2nd CL place along with the 3 EL places at the end of 2032/33. Hopefully Cliftonville can use that to build on. I realise this is like 30yrs behind you
  4. Would you still consider the save to be organic if you deliberately paid £1m for a player worth £100k from a Bluefin Sport Championship division. I'm only in 2032 but we're the only full-time club in the DBP. I was considering using a fraction of my club's £80m to encourage some sort of growth, hoping that another club will go professional. I know its a case of play my save the way I want to, but I want a clear conscience if I get even close to the objective. Would you have done something similar if you had the funds or would you feel like you're affecting the outcome too much?
  5. Oh, dear. The board would expand because we didn't have enough fans (or however they put it). Then they surprise me with agreeing to the new stadium. I guess there will be a lot of ground sharing with Linfield for a while. I seem to do ok with selling players for big money, doesn't happen very often but usually it is for big money. Got £5m plus add-ons for a ST that had only been at the club for a season and a half and I only bought him for £28k. Bought him in Jan 2027, sold July 2028. We've qualified for the Champions League a couple of times and have £25m in the balance, as long as we keep
  6. I think you may be on to something with regards to getting a new stadium and the size of a new one. I have been unable to expand the stadium but the option to ask for a new stadium was there, so I asked simply because I could and they said yes! It is at the planning stage and it is likely to be a 6,250 seater. As you maxed out the oval first, the new stadium started out larger? I can't remember.
  7. Loving this save of yours and admire your perseverance with both Glentoran and Linfield. Could you answer a couple of questions for me out of experience and opinion? I started with Glentoran hoping to emulate what you have achieved. My question is this. Is it worth the money spent on reaching 10,000 seats at The Oval considering the initial size of the new one? I thinking of just saving up for a new stadium as we can play at Windsor Park for European matches. My other question is have you thought about managing 2 teams at the same time? Thanks in advance. I hope you achieve the objective
  8. Just seeing how many clubs I can do it with after winning the league. Seem to be a one trick pony at the minute. Got sacked for finishing 3rd and winning both domestic cups and now in 3rd season with Chelsea barely hanging onto my job.
  9. I think the season was 28/29. The aim was to win the league, after that I set out to financially destroy them. Once I sold every player for £0 unless someone did something silly like offering millions, I maxed out the wages of all of the youth and brought in some rubbish players, also with maxed out wages and bonuses. After I offered out everything the club would allow, I quit. I holidayed for the season with a quick look in January just to see the finances. £330m in the red by January. The got relegated that year. The following season in the championship they were in administration, then out
  10. Yes. I am responsible for Man Utd getting relegated to the Championship with maxed out wages. They went into administration and got hit with a 12pt penalty.
  11. I've started a save were I try to win the English Premier League with as many teams as possible. The only catch is I have to attempt to destroy the club as much as possible, this is to ensure that it was easier to get them out of the way. I failed at my first attempt with Liverpool as were a very successful club adding another couple of Champions Leagues to their current stash, but I came along and finished 3rd. I was able to get the Man Utd job 1yr later. I only needed one season to win the league even if it did go down to the wire. This is where I start to try and destroy Utd. All of t
  12. This thread has made me laugh more than I think it should have. Do you have plans to financially cripple them too? I used to give out max wages with all bonuses and max wage rises.
  13. I remove all bonuses from player contracts when negotiating. It's very rare that a player will have any kind of incentive other than his wage. I even managed it when I was managing Barcelona including Messi on FM18.
  14. Thanks for fixing the information on the club page, but on the board page its been messed up a little, see Scouting. Also, what were you thnking with regards to the mascsara covered stars? Did anyone ask for it to be improved? https://gyazo.com/f109a3eb42d232b1e722385aacbd1703
  15. One thing that I have been very happy about is players putting in transfer requests when you've told them they'll be sold and they agree. Next inbox message is the player putting in the transfer request. I'm assuming that this takes away the loyalty fee. That always bothered me on FM18 and had to pay up as well as losing an unhappy player on the cheap. Another thing. These screenies on the club page. Are they meant to be empty? https://gyazo.com/ddad359faba6afad622abaa9aaa070e0 https://gyazo.com/b26a5f0379cc9a5f474af2066c201348
  16. Grabbed this as quickly as I could. Quite a lot of brightness for a dark skin. https://imgur.com/a/mYn8mcO
  17. I loved the dark skin on FM18, really disappointed with how much brightness in on a dark skin. It doesn't help when the laptop lights up the room every time the game is processing.
  18. Can't answer your question, but have you thought about holidaying? Start a save, save it under a new name and then holiday to 2020 and then check. If you don't like the brexit then try again.
  19. Put all players that you are talking about in the senior squad and make them available for U18s?
  20. No custom league files downloaded. I've only downloaded a tactic, nothing else. I'll delete that and then see.
  21. Can anyone tell me what is wrong with this? It is there when starting a new save.
  22. Thanks. I really hoped I could avoid the 'we've not announced FM17...' comment. Completely forgot about Neil's reply.
  23. Will there be any more nations added to FM without having to download them? Africa is seriously under-represented in FM. If not, then why?
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