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About danmcconnell1

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    Just a young chap wondering through the virtual football world...


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    Birmingham City

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    Hull FM12

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  1. Great to see you back and fantastic work in Wales and early on in Greece. Always nice seeing your handle on here and reminiscing about King Carlos Costly KRO mate!
  2. Will do this evening, was looking for a nostalgic FM experience as I never really played it at that age, was always more of a FIFA player, but last 10 years or so has been purely FM.
  3. None of them worked for me last night, I was given options from Windows 95 up to Windows 8, tried them all and no luck. The editor works fine, this was run through Windows XP (service pack 3) but again no luck for the game file.
  4. I was trying the most recent version the other day which was Windows 8 but I'll try Vista later, cheers.
  5. I found a Microsoft forum page regarding this, to run in compatibility mode, when choosing the correct OS I was not given the option for Windows 10 despite my laptop being Windows 10, any other ideas?
  6. Looks like my laptop due to being Windows 10 is not compatible with the game. Is there any way at all of still playing FM 05 disc version on Windows 10?
  7. Right, so external CD drive is with me, I've installed FM 05, I think, yet every time I go to play the game a box appears saying the following; 'Do you wish to allow this app from an unknown publisher make changes to your device?' I'm clicking yes then nothing happens. Does anybody have any ideas?
  8. @Peter Morgan @FrazT @MShing thanks for this guys, I'm not exactly the most tech savvy guy in the world and wasn't even aware an external CD drive was a thing, so thanks once again!
  9. I recently bought FM 05 on a disc. Rather stupidly, I forgot my current laptop doesn't have a CD drive, therefore is there a way of getting the game onto my PC without using the disc? Cheers and I'll happily take any heckling for such a schoolboy error!
  10. Yeah the rule still applies. I have looked into the possibility of signing Saric from Frankfurt but it would take a big deal for it to go through, I'd rather see how he develops before committing to such a big fee for a youngster.
  11. September 2020 So after a tame start to life at Mainz, it was time to start my first full month in charge as well as attempting to gain a win in the solitary Europa League match too. We began the month with another draw after the international break against Werder Bremen at the Opel Arena. We then thrashed Zurich in the Europa League by 5 goals to 3, thanks mainly to a hat-rick scored by star striker Jean-Phillipe Mateta. We then proceeded to lose horribly away to Hannover but recovered well to end the month with back to back wins, first at home to lowly Darmstadt, then away to Freiburg. This meant we ended the month in a much healthier looking 9th place, just one place below the club's rivals and my former employers Frankfurt. We also top our Europa League group by virtue of the 5 goals scored in Zurich.
  12. August 2020 It was time to begin a new season in Germany, this time with Mainz. I only took charge on the 28th of the month, therefore have managed just the one match so far against Wolfsburg which was a 2-2 draw. Gbamin scored a 91st minute equaliser to give us a point on the road and our first of the season. This meant after just 2 league matches we were in 11th place. The draw for the Europa League had also been made and we've been given a tough group it has to be said. Chelsea are of course the overwhelming favourites to win the group and I see it being a hard slog to beat Brugges to a qualification spot, but we will give it our all of course. I don't anticipate Zurich causing us too many problems. Finally, there was some late transfer business done following my arrival. It was a very busy few days in terms of outgoings, all of which were confirmed on deadline day. First out of the door was Gerrit Holtmann, he joined Austria Vienna on loan. Anthony Ujah left for Lausanne in a £1.5m deal. Danny Latza and Daniel Brosinski both joined Holtmann in Vienna but signing for Rapid. Sverko, Barreiro and Nielsen all left the club on loan too while the only other permanent departure was Karim Onisiwo who joined Stuttgart for £3.5m The club did do some business before I arrived in terms of players coming into the club, Patrick Roberts being the first man signed on a free from Man City. He's a player I've admired for a while so I'm hoping he can make the grade here in Germany. Rafik Zekhini joined on loan from Sassuolo and Ismaila Sarr was the big money signing of the window from Rennes. Juan Foyth also joined on loan from Tottenham. When I arrived, due to the amount of outgoings in the process of being completed, I felt it necessary to a little more business. Phillip Deusch was signed by my HOYD so I'll be interested to see how he develops. Jordan Ikoko was signed as RB cover following the departure of Brosinski. I like Ikoko as one, he's younger and two, he's better than Brosinski, although my staff don't agree, Ikoko will be the first choice RB for now. Next in was fan favourite Andre Schurrle on loan from Dortmund. Schurrle began his career here at Mainz so to get him back, with Europe on the horizon of course, is a huge boost. Toni Lato was the final man through the door on deadline day from Valencia. As mentioned previously, club captain Aaron Martin will be out for a while so we were a little short at LB, hopefully Lato can stake a claim for a starting berth sooner rather than later.
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