Quacky

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  1. In leagues like Wales, you just have to plod on as semi-pro until you manage to get into Europe on a regular basis and get just far enough for a good payoff. Of course normally the round just before the money increases dramatically you draw someone significantly out of your league so it takes a few seasons of grabbing £200K or so.
  2. Is that still a thing in FM16 Pbrisebois? I remember it from last years game and it was so infuriating, I never played enough seasons to really become a force in Denmark but it was just like constantly buying random mediocre youngsters as they didn't count if they were actually good enough to start them.
  3. Wait what? This figure has certainly risen from FM15 the last time I was in this position.
  4. Indeed, an awful lot of people will see Rhyl aim for a record defeat this season. I have no hope, not even a whisker, San Marino qualifying group levels to be achieved. My group consists of Chelsea, AC Milan, Valencia and Rhyl
  5. Leaving spaces is basically the way I do it. You have 25 slots and you don't need 25 players, only 4 of those slots are tricky to fill. It can take a bit of a luck or very long term planning which you can't always afford or have the reputation for if you're improving a club quickly. The other 4 you have done something wrong if you can't find at least 4 players from the country you're in who can at least fill a roll in the team.
  6. Congrats on second championship Taunton, shame you couldn't get past Ferencvaros. The money from 3rd round turns you pro instantly. I just got the weirdest news message ever on my game. - I've been playing all my champions league matches in Wrexham due to capacity issues getting 10-15K attendance. - Suddenly there is a massive new stadium in Rhyl? - I never asked for, told I was getting or knew of any new stadium being built in Rhyl, note my league average attendance is around 1500-2000. Here is my stadium page, and then under champions league games the new one. - I never thought I'd have a stadium built for me until I at least fill mine in the league. - The new one is massive, 42000. - It is built in the future? First match 30 July 2031, built in 2032? - Its expecting to be a sell out? I never sold out Wrexham's 15500 seater stadium. I'm confused by this message, a bit excited, does it mean I can move into this stadium full time?
  7. Badly. TNS has been struggling a bit and unable to keep their best players, I also stole quite a few of them past few seasons. Bala is also professional and has been fighting them hard in the league and Aberystwyth has been going well too and I would expect will turn professional soon. The problem is with 3 teams all fighting for 2nd spot behind me there isn't enough quality to go around and they are all doing terribly in Europe. From my experience it only really changes when you get the coefficient high enough to have 2 champions league slots, that way the 2nd place is guaranteed so much money and reputation they have to improve.
  8. Rhyl, 2030/31 It was about time for a big season, it started against Sparta Prague with a good home draw and a win away, tricky but job done. Next up a glorious draw, Azeri champions Qarabağ, who were easily dispatched to send us into moneyland. Finally I had a chance at the champions league group stage with just Dinamo Zagreb in the way but they played too well over the two legs despite being a team I should have a shot at. Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round Rhyl 1-1 Sparta Prague Sparta Prague 1-2 Rhyl Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round Qarabağ 1-1 Rhyl Rhyl 3-0 Qarabağ Champions League Playoff Rhyl 1-2 Dinamo Zagreb Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 Rhyl Into the Europa League we went, meeting Rapid Wien, 3 points, Viktoria Plzen, 3 points and Fenerbahce a fortunate 1 point leaving us mostly qualified after the first 3 games and top of the groups. A draw against Rapid Wien confirmed our qualification despite a poor collapse against Viktoria Plzen. This set up the classic game too far, Fiorentina too strong. A very sucessful European campaign all round. Europa League Group L Rapid Wien 0-1 Rhyl Rhyl 2-0 Viktoria Plzen Rhyl 1-1 Fenerbahce Fenerbahce 3-1 Rhyl Rhyl 0-0 Rapid Wien Viktoria Plzen 5-2 Rhyl Europa League 1st Knockout Rhyl 0-3 Fiorentina Fiorentina 2-1 Rhyl Domestically, we win again, there was a board takeover which gave us £2.5M injection (not that it was needed) but then they paid themself £2M bonus from the profits at the end of the season. Money grabbing w***ers. Key man: Danny Baines Top scorer: Charley Holmes, an impressive 50 goals on the season. We lost last years poacher but it isn't a position that is hard to find players for (Unlike the critical wingbacks in my system). Season | Team | League | Welsh Cup | Word Cup | Europe | Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016/17 | Cefn Druids | 12th | 4th Rnd* | 1st Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 24th Jan 2017/18 | Prestatyn | 11th | Qtr Fnl | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Relegated 2018/19 | Llangefni | 12th | 3rd Rnd | 1st Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 10th Nov 2019/20 | Conwy | 12th | 3rd Rnd | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 17th Dec 2020/21 | Aberystwyth | 5th | 3rd Rnd | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 2nd Feb 2021/22 | Newtown | 12th | 4th Rnd | 1st Rnd | N/A | Quit, 1st Mar 2022/23 | Rhyl | 6th | Semi Fnl | 2nd Rnd | N/A | SURVIVED! 2023/24 | Rhyl | 2nd | Qtr Fnl | Runner Up | N/A | Europa League 2024/25 | Rhyl | 4th | Runner Up | 2nd Rnd | EL 2nd Rnd | Europa League 2025/26 | Rhyl | 1st | Runner Up | Semi Fnl | EL 1st Rnd | Champions League 2026/27 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | 3rd Rnd | CL 2nd Rnd | Champions League 2027/28 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | Winners | CL Playoff | EL Group Stage 2028/29 | Rhyl | 1st | Qtr Fnl | 3rd Rnd | CL 2nd Rnd | Awful draw 2029/30 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | 3rd Rnd | CL 3rd Rnd | EL Playoff 2030/31 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | Semi Fnl | CL Playoff | EL 1st Knockout
  9. Taunton I've only gotten up to 5 in a game, sad to see you smashing Cefn Druids. It was the club I started with before the sacking train and it has the best name by far. Fastbasher Does the league reputation increase about the same rate as the coefficients? And does that increase the amount your players are worth. I remember in previous versions I was playing in San Marinese league and the value of players never increased despite the rep/coefficient going up. Still a lot of seasons left for me though despite having an absolute stormer in Europe this year.
  10. Rhyl, 2029/30 I holidayed a lot of this season after the European matches were complete as my team is utterly dominant in Wales right now and indeed over some of the lesser teams of Europe too as we destroyed the Cypriot champions in the 2nd qualifying round. Which set up a rematch against Celtic, we got a gutsy 2-2 draw at home but I wasn't very hopeful transferring that into a win and indeed we went down 2-0 away, much more respectable than the 6 last time. After dropping to the Europa league we got a bad draw, Southampton are too strong, the premier league is much much higher quality. The good point though with prize money and gate receipts, 3rd qualifying round of CL is enough for me to have a break even season. Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round Rhyl 5-1 Omonoia Nicosia Omonoia Nicosia 0-1 Rhyl Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round Rhyl 2-2 Celtic Celtic 2-0 Rhyl Europa League Playoff Rhyl 1-3 Southampton Southampton 3-0 Rhyl Domestically, we are the best team by far, my assman for the most part was responsible for our unbeaten season. This season though I'd like to talk about losing players, something that has annoyed me about playing low level leagues like Wales before, you can never get true value for your players and you can't not sell them as they will hate you and leave at the end of contract anyway. A few seasons ago I lost Rhys Evans for £10K +50% (which turned out to be worth £75K) from the present day screenshot you can see he is worth £5.25M now. This season I lost 3 players, 2 of which from my youth academy for an average £50K +50% next sale each. Andy Roberts, key man past two seasons, best player in Wales perhaps. Ilan Russell, youth product got his chance after Roberts left, the fastest increase in stats I've seen since FM15 when I had a world class 17 yo GK in the Bundesliga. Brett Pierce, youth product who only played 9 times for my 1st team, snapped up so fast after I started trying to get him some match experience, I think he really did leave too soon. Key man: Danny Baines, special mention to Vance "Vinnie" Manders who managed to get himself sent off 30 seconds in one match. Top scorer: Miles Foster Season | Team | League | Welsh Cup | Word Cup | Europe | Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016/17 | Cefn Druids | 12th | 4th Rnd* | 1st Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 24th Jan 2017/18 | Prestatyn | 11th | Qtr Fnl | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Relegated 2018/19 | Llangefni | 12th | 3rd Rnd | 1st Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 10th Nov 2019/20 | Conwy | 12th | 3rd Rnd | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 17th Dec 2020/21 | Aberystwyth | 5th | 3rd Rnd | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 2nd Feb 2021/22 | Newtown | 12th | 4th Rnd | 1st Rnd | N/A | Quit, 1st Mar 2022/23 | Rhyl | 6th | Semi Fnl | 2nd Rnd | N/A | SURVIVED! 2023/24 | Rhyl | 2nd | Qtr Fnl | Runner Up | N/A | Europa League 2024/25 | Rhyl | 4th | Runner Up | 2nd Rnd | EL 2nd Rnd | Europa League 2025/26 | Rhyl | 1st | Runner Up | Semi Fnl | EL 1st Rnd | Champions League 2026/27 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | 3rd Rnd | CL 2nd Rnd | Champions League 2027/28 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | Winners | CL Playoff | EL Group Stage 2028/29 | Rhyl | 1st | Qtr Fnl | 3rd Rnd | CL 2nd Rnd | Awful draw 2029/30 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | 3rd Rnd | CL 3rd Rnd | EL Playoff
  11. I lost £1M last season, losing in 2nd round of champions league doesn't cut it but I had £6M in the bank from the year before. As for reputation, I don't think so yet but my team is much improved with the professional status its just a matter of a nice draw again to get past that tricky 3rd qualifying round and then the money rolls in heavy.
  12. Rhyl, 2028/29 Despite turning professional this was quite a dull and disappointing season for Rhyl. We annihilated Libertas of San Marino in a round that Wales will not enter next season. Then came a terrible draw against Anderlecht, possibly only Celtic would have been worse, I would have fancied my chances against all the other teams. Champions League 1st Qualifying Round Libertas 0-4 Rhyl Rhyl 7-0 Libertas Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round Anderlecht 2-0 Rhyl Rhyl 0-1 Anderlecht Domestically, I holidayed a lot of the season. This I will blame for the cup results that my board don't care about anyway and an unacceptable final four games of the season while we were already champions. A short update so I shall leave you with some silly headlines I noticed this season, here and here. Key man: Martyn Morgan Top scorer: Miles Foster (As good as my previous strike pairing was, there is just a next level out there for a pro team) Season | Team | League | Welsh Cup | Word Cup | Europe | Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016/17 | Cefn Druids | 12th | 4th Rnd* | 1st Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 24th Jan 2017/18 | Prestatyn | 11th | Qtr Fnl | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Relegated 2018/19 | Llangefni | 12th | 3rd Rnd | 1st Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 10th Nov 2019/20 | Conwy | 12th | 3rd Rnd | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 17th Dec 2020/21 | Aberystwyth | 5th | 3rd Rnd | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 2nd Feb 2021/22 | Newtown | 12th | 4th Rnd | 1st Rnd | N/A | Quit, 1st Mar 2022/23 | Rhyl | 6th | Semi Fnl | 2nd Rnd | N/A | SURVIVED! 2023/24 | Rhyl | 2nd | Qtr Fnl | Runner Up | N/A | Europa League 2024/25 | Rhyl | 4th | Runner Up | 2nd Rnd | EL 2nd Rnd | Europa League 2025/26 | Rhyl | 1st | Runner Up | Semi Fnl | EL 1st Rnd | Champions League 2026/27 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | 3rd Rnd | CL 2nd Rnd | Champions League 2027/28 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | Winners | CL Playoff | EL Group Stage 2028/29 | Rhyl | 1st | Qtr Fnl | 3rd Rnd | CL 2nd Rnd | Awful draw
  13. Do you play through the whole domestic season Fastbasher? Now I have a domestic dominance it is just so dull to play through the ~35 games before I'm back in Europe so there is some holidaying going on.
  14. Hes good, but I have a lot at the striker position now I'm professional. Sadly I'm out of Europe already next season in the 2nd qualifying round, probably the worst draw I could have had. Last year the Icelandic champions, this year I get Anderlecht.
  15. Rhyl, 2027/28 This was a big season for Rhyl, it all began with a 0-0 bore draw in Malta in order not to get everyone too excited right away. A home win and a comfortable 2nd round draw against the Icelandic champions saw us draw Viktoria Plzen of Czech Republic in the critical 3rd round. I was already looking at a big pay day but things got much better with a sneaky 1-0 home win, then we followed up with a 2-3 defeat away to go through on away goals in a game I didn't expect anything of. Champions League 1st Qualifying Round Valletta 0-0 Rhyl Rhyl 2-1 Valletta Champions League 2nd Qualifying Round Rhyl 0-0 Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur 0-2 Rhyl Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round Rhyl 1-0 Viktoria Plzen Viktoria Plzen 3-2 Rhyl This saw us enter the playoff round against Celtic, could we do it? The sums of money would be astronomical in the group stage if we could. A narrow defeat at home at least showed some competitiveness but we got utterly battered in Glasgow. Even bad balls saw them slice us open with their quicker, stronger, more skillful strikers and we set a record 6-0 defeat, cashed in and agreed to turn pro at the end of the season. Then it hit me, we also qualify for Europa League group stage off the back of this, essentially we were incredibly unlucky in this competition. A true poachers victory in Austria aside we should have beaten Trabzonspor and at least gotten draws in the other Turkish match and vs Borrusia Mönchengladbach. Too often we scored first and were undone by two late goals. Nethertheless it was a great experience that left my bank balance just shy of £6M all told. Champions League Playoff Rhyl 1-2 Celtic Celtic 6-0 Rhyl Europa League Group K Rhyl 1-3 Trabzonspor Red Bull Salzburg 0-1 Rhyl Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 Rhyl Rhyl 1-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach Trabzonspor 2-1 Rhyl Rhyl 0-4 Red Bull Salzburg Domestically, we won. Aberystwyth fought hard but we won everything, domestic triple. Key man: Andy Roberts Top scorer: Mark Morris Season | Team | League | Welsh Cup | Word Cup | Europe | Notes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016/17 | Cefn Druids | 12th | 4th Rnd* | 1st Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 24th Jan 2017/18 | Prestatyn | 11th | Qtr Fnl | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Relegated 2018/19 | Llangefni | 12th | 3rd Rnd | 1st Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 10th Nov 2019/20 | Conwy | 12th | 3rd Rnd | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 17th Dec 2020/21 | Aberystwyth | 5th | 3rd Rnd | 2nd Rnd | N/A | Sacked, 2nd Feb 2021/22 | Newtown | 12th | 4th Rnd | 1st Rnd | N/A | Quit, 1st Mar 2022/23 | Rhyl | 6th | Semi Fnl | 2nd Rnd | N/A | SURVIVED! 2023/24 | Rhyl | 2nd | Qtr Fnl | Runner Up | N/A | Europa League 2024/25 | Rhyl | 4th | Runner Up | 2nd Rnd | EL 2nd Rnd | Europa League 2025/26 | Rhyl | 1st | Runner Up | Semi Fnl | EL 1st Rnd | Champions League 2026/27 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | 3rd Rnd | CL 2nd Rnd | Champions League 2027/28 | Rhyl | 1st | Winners | Winners | CL Playoff | EL Group Stage