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  1. mark1985

    [FM19] In Linz beginnt's

    Season 2019/2020 Erste Liga Here we go for a second season! I am aiming for promotion this time around so here is my fixture list I am quietly confident at a top 2 position and to challenge for promotion. Especially with my new signings Transfers I have strengthened my forward line with some loans and a local signing from LASKs youth team plus bulking the midfeild with another loanee. Hopefully the loanee players and my youth players can come to the fore My aim for the season is to challenge for the title. Let's see how that goes...
  2. mark1985

    [FM19] In Linz beginnt's

    End of season 2018/2019 Erste liga At the midway point I was in fourth. At the end way point? Yep, still in fourth. Not a bad season all in all with some mixed results, but in my best Arsene Wenger, I though that 4th position meant I needed more youth!! Youth Here is my youth intake. Have to say that Alzenauer looks like the best of the bunch Also in the Austrian 2nd tier, you get bonuses if you play youth, so 400k every 9 games is very useful!! Hopefully can get the best 3 or 4 some game time off of the bench next season as they arrived too late to be put into my squad. So my plans for next season will be hopefully promotion and blooding some youngsters. Let's go Blau Weiss!!
  3. That’s the way I am doing it at my save. Every player I sign must be from Upper Austria (the state that Linz - my team is in) and everyone who comes through the youth academy is eligible. The further you go up the chain and the better your youth recruitment gets, the ‘wider the net’ is and you’ll get an increasing amount of players from outside of the Südtirol. But why bin the next Messi just because he happens to be born a few miles over the border into Lombardy?
  4. mark1985

    [FM19] In Linz beginnt's

    Yep. When you're doing a homegrown youth save, this is an added benefit to something you're doing anyway. Save up 2 or 3 of these windfalls and hopefully spend it on upgrading my facilities.
  5. mark1985

    [FM19] In Linz beginnt's

    Mid season 2018/2019 Erste liga It started so well! The season started in July and I remained ubeaten until late November. Unfortunately my problem was far too many draws (my usual FM problem). I currently sit 4th in the league after having lead for a while, mainly due to no wins in 6 (2 losses and 4 draws) which is hopefully a temporary blip Highlight so far has to be the 2-0 away win against Ried in an Upper Austrian Derby and the lowlight has to be a home defeat in a kind of Linz Derby to LASKs reserve team. Hopefully the Christmas Break does them good and we come back firing. Austrian Cup Was a good cup run whilst it lasted. A convincing 5-0 win against cross town lower leagers Edelweiss Linz which led to a tie against Bundesliga side Wolfsberg which I managed to win 2-1 (joint result of the season along with my win against Ried). Drew another top tier side in current champions Sturm Graz and lost 2-1 in extra time. Fancied would have gone through in my form at the time if I had drawn an Erste Liga or lower team but wasn't to be. Youth No intake yet, so little to report but trying to give my younger players a first team chance which also has financial benefits More good news on the youth front Any other news Not much other news, but hopefully my mid year/end of year reports will become fuller once I start to progress through the game.
  6. Love the area (got family from Tirol) and idea for this save so will be following this one! I’m trying to do a similar thing with BW Linz
  7. mark1985

    [FM19] In Linz beginnt's

    Start of season 2018/19 Here we go! Starting off in the Austrian second tier so here is the league table which includes a few B teams (such as cross town rivals LASKs) as well as Upper Austrian rivals Vorwärts Steyr and SV Reid so plenty of local derbies! Here's a bit of background on the team The facilities are ok but the youth recruitment is brilliant which helps my cause no end! The board expect an upper table finish which should be doable I hope/ I would love to be able to challenge for the title, but that may be a bridge too far in my first season. Here's how the fixture list looks A nice money spinning friendly against Hamburg as well as an easy 1st round cup tie against cross town lower league nobodies Union Edelweiss Linz. I will be back at the winter break to update you guys about my progress. Wish me luck!
  8. mark1985

    [FM19] In Linz beginnt's

    2018/2019 Season - 4th in Erste Liga, Austrian Cup 3rd Round
  9. mark1985

    [FM19] In Linz beginnt's

    Welcome to my FM19 save where I'm taking charge of the rarely mighty Blau Weiss Linz in the Austrian second tier. Linz is the third largest city in Austria and is home to 2 teams in the top 2 divisions. LASK in the Austrian Bundesliga and cross town rivals Blau Weiss Linz in the second tier. Linz is more famous for it's steel works and being the birthplace of a certain 20th century dictator with a funny 'tache than it is for its football but LASK were the first winners of the Austrian League outside of Vienna. Blau Weiss are generally known as the team of the workers and have a small but passionate generally left wing following I plan to give them a bit of glory! It'll be a homegrown save so I will focus on youth and only signing local player s(so non local players will be slowly fazed out of the team). The region I will be drawing players from is the state of Upper Austria
  10. Does anyone know what leagues will be in FM19? Haven’t owned an FM since FM16 so have any new been added since then?
  11. mark1985

    Downloadable databases

    Usually how soon after a release are the downloadable databases available on here? For the first time in a few years, I will be buying a new FM, but want to play in the lower tiers (thinking England or Italy at the mo) below what is available out of the box. So when, usually, do they get released?
  12. Nope. Would be utterly cringeworthy.
  13. mark1985

    This World Cup Forum

  14. mark1985

    Final: France vs Croatia, 4pm BST

    Well done Croatia and well done France too. What a fun world Cup this was. Pride restored to England, some really good games, some good team performances, plenty of teams overperforming and some underperforming. What a lot of fun that was.
  15. mark1985

    Final: France vs Croatia, 4pm BST

    I think France may be favourites for this.
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