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  1. Balham Football Club are a football club based in Balham, in the London Borough of Wandsworth, England. Founded in 2011, they are currently members of the Combined Counties Leagues Premier Division and play at Collier Wood United's Wibbandune Sports Ground in Wimbledon. So now to have a look at the squad, my aim is too have 23 active players in the first team, at most, at all times (backup for every position and then one extra player) so I will try to keep that in mind when creating my squad. Starter players should ideally be 3* CA or above and ideally backups 2* CA or above with an exception for 1.5* for good potential. I will be playing with a 4-4-2 Goalkeepers 15 year old Mark Simpson is the current starter but realistically is only good enough to be a backup so I will try to bring in a starting GK. Malachi Panamerenko is the backup but is not really good enough and at the age of 24 and with interest, I will probably just let him go. not that I have much choice on that anyway Defence 22yo Jay Talbot and 25yo Ricky Marden are good enough to be backup half-backs. 17yo Richard Dodd really isn't good enough to be a backup DC but will have to do for now. 16yo DR Ronan Clifton will be moved to the Under 23 squad to develop but other than that not much quality. Will be looking for starters in every position and a backup DC. Midfield 16yo Jacob Okoro and 19yo Tommy Reed are both good enough to start at MR so bar anyone leaving I won't need to touch that position. 22yo Andre Cooper, a natural AML, is going to be hurt by the formation and despite being 4.5*CA will have to settle to be backup to 28yo Gary Southern. Not much in the centre of midfield we'll have to settle for 24yo Connor Brookes as a backup, despite not really being good enough. So we will be in the market for three MC over the offseason Attack 21yo Barry Hawkes and 26yo Carl Morgan are both really good starters. Backups might be looked at but for the time being we can deal with 16 year olds John Dutton and Chris Rose My next update will be at the start of the season with transfers, preseason and another squad update
  2. Amongst all of the new FM20 content I'm going to start a FM19 thread. This thread is going to be basically your classic non-league to legend type save. But I will be using a slightly different set of rules and starting off in the County Leagues (9th division of English football) and trying to get my manager to win the Champions League. There will be three updates per season plus an extra one if I move teams so lets check out the special rules I have set for this thread. Rules I must start off at a random team in the 9th division on English football with no experience or coaching badges (to do this I'll use pick a team for me until I get a team that fits the mold) I can only apply for jobs in the same tier as me in my nation or in nations lower on the European coefficient. I can apply to jobs in nations of higher European coefficients in a tier below mine I can only accept jobs that are offered to me (not applied for) that are maximum one tier above me in my nation or nations lower in European coefficient. I can accept jobs in the same tier as me in nations of higher European coefficients Teams in Champions League are a tier above Tier 1 All my players must be found through scouting, DOF recommendations or former teams and all my staff must come from adverts. The Leagues I have loaded are England (9 tiers), Scotland (4 tiers), Ireland (2 tiers), N.Ireland (1 tier), Germany (3 tiers), Italy (3 tiers), Spain (3 tiers), France (3 tiers) My next post I will show you what club I have chosen and I will have a look around the club
  3. Squad Review Now for this career I won't use too many screenshots, league table every month as well as profiles for Best XI at the end of the season probably, but I will try to go into some depth in sections like these Goalkeepers Not much here with two 1 star players in 16 year old Leon Schofield and 17 year old Rob Townsend will definitely try to bring in a first team keeper and then try to develop the two youngsters in cup games Defenders 5 star 29 year old right back TJ Cuthbertson is clearly one of the best players in the team, 2 star 31 year old Peter Castle is our next best defender and best option for centre back, there are some hot prospects (for the 9th tier anyway) at the club in John Mason, Jack Higgs,Richard Taylor and Hatham Rahal Midfielders We have a star in Byron Mason, a 31 year old 5 star central midfielder as well a couple of decent 2.5 star players in left winger Shaun Hancock and attacking midfielder Ben Ashton (the latter being a 5 star prospect). Not much else Strikers One star in 5 star 26 year old striker Lee Wort as well as 2 star 23 year old Maccauly Smith which makes the striker position the least in need of improvement. All of the squad are born in Southampton, which makes them all eligible as Hampshire born, which is a good start, I'll probably look to make use of a 4-4-2 but we'll see
  4. Sholing FC From Tier 9 to Champions League Going All-Hampshire After seeing all of the geographical threads with people going all-Basque, all-Breton or all-Calabrian got me thinking, that I hadn't seen one based in England. As I am Australian, I don't have a certain place I live in to go for, but my Dad does have cousins who lives in Chandlers Ford in Hampshire so I had a look around some lower league Hampshire-based teams to find a team to go for with a cool story and decided to go for Tier 9 Sholing FC. The Boatmen were founded in 1960 as Vosper Thornycroft during the time of their founding and 2003 VTFC (a shortened name they would take up) were relatively successful in Tier 10 and below but they managed to achieve their promotion to the Wessex League (where they are now) in 2003. In the 2009-10 they played in the Southern League First Division South (they're highest ever division) and even managed to make the Southern League Cup final, losing to Cambridge City. At the start of the 2010/11 season the club changed their name to Sholing FC to reflect the Southampton district they are based. In 2013 they were forced to resign from the Southern League for financial reasons. In their first season back in the Wessex Premier, Sholing beat West Auckland Town at Wembley to secure the FA Vase. The club made their way back to the Southern League for the 2014/15 season but were forced to withdraw at the end of the season as they're stadium didn't meet ground requirements. They are currently still in the Wessex Premier Division which is where we will take control. So how will we do this, according to my search screen they're are currently 310 Hampshire-born players in my database and you can create a pretty decent first XI from them GK- Neil Etheridge (Cardiff) LB- Sam McQueen (Southampton) CB- Angus McDonald (Hull) CB- Jack Hobbs (Bolton) RB- Calum Chambers (Fulham) LM- Matt Ritchie (Newcastle) CM- Tom Cleverly (Watford) CM- Jack Cork (Burnley) RM- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool) ST- Danny Ings (Southampton) ST- Sam Vokes (Stoke) Obviously this isn't a Champions League winning so as I ascend through the divisions I will try to focus on youth-development. The manager for this career will be Darren Bennett, a 29 manager born in Southampton.
  5. P.S.N.I (Police Service of Northern Ireland) So we have our first job and we have joined the police. I had failed interviews at Institute (Northern Irish 1st tier) and Dalian Chaoyue (Chinese 2nd tier), but those weren't to be. Not quite what I expected for my first job but hopefully we can push on and do well with this police run club. Here's a bit of history of the club PSNI Football Club is a semi-professional, Northern Irish football club playing in the NIFL Championship. The club is associated with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and its home ground is Newforge Lane in Belfast. It was founded in 1928 as RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary)[1] and changed its name in 2002, following the change in the name of the police. The club joined the Northern Amateur Football League in 1956 and became one of its leading clubs before being elevated to the Irish League B Division in 1975. The club stayed at this level until failing to gain a place in the reorganised and re-branded IFA Championship in 2008. Although originally only serving members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland could play for the team, that rule no longer exists though many officers still turn out for team PSNI are currently playing in the Bluefin Sport Championship which is the second division of Northern Ireland. They are expected to finish rock bottom this year and have a mediocre bunch of players with 27 year ball winning midfielder Stuart Hutchinson being star player. The team seems to lack any fire power up top so that will be my first call of business in the transfer window. Board/My Expectations Bluefin Sports Championship- Avoid Relegation/Avoid Relegation Northern Irish Cup- Fifth Round/Don't Care Northern Irish County Antrim Shield- First Round/Don't Care Northern Irish Steel & Sons Cup- Reach Fourth Round/Don't Care Northern Irish Intermediate Cup- Reach Third Round/Don't Care Bet McLean Cup- Be Competitive/Don't Care
  6. Welcome to my new save where I will be running a journeyman career. In this career I will set out goals that I will try to achieve throughout the career. Our manager for this career will be 31-year old Perth-born Crystal Palace fan Matt Taylor. He will start of with no experience or coaching badges and will be applying for every available job until he gets one. The league I have loaded and the challenges I have set for this career are as follows Australia China South Korea Greece Italy- top tier England France- top tier Germany- top tier Spain- top tier Gibraltar- top tier Belgium Hungary Scotland- top 2 tiers N. Ireland Austria Hometown Hero- Win the A-League with Perth Glory Champions League- Win the UEFA Champions League National Hero- Have a player win their nations first Balon d'Or Lads on Tour- Manage in the World Cup Brexit Means Brexit- Win the Premier League only signing British players (can play others) Favorite Team- Manage Crystal Palace Promotion- Get Promoted The Wigan- Win a domestic cup with an unlikely team Solve the Recession- Sell a Greek Player for over $20M Rock of Gibraltar- Win a Champions League tie with a Gibraltarian Team Youth Academy Hero- Have a youth academy player win the Balon d'Or Master Coach- Get Continential Pro Coaching License From Bottom to Top- Take a team from 2nd tier to national Champions Asian Backpacker- Manage in either China/South Korea Best of all-time- Top the HOF The next post we will have a job and will meet the team
  7. Wait, is that the Ian Black that played for Rangers
  8. Have a go with my local team, Perth Glory
  9. Also if I can get some advice on how everyone finds loan players, the next post will be suggestions for loans
  10. Now to find the staff, I will give three suggestions for each position (well just Ass Man and HOYD all the rest I'll get the chairman to sign) and then you will vote on them all Assistant Manager John Dreyer Craig Madden Russell Wilcox https://www.strawpoll.me/17258498/r Head of Youth Development David Moran Liam Jones Adrian Farrell https://www.strawpoll.me/17258526/r
  11. As after the 24 hour period finished and I only got about 13 entries, I've taken the rest from the Non-League suggestion thread So lets meet the team Goalkeepers Brad Watkins Joe Boyd Laurence Bilboe Defenders Jermaine Grandison Will Forrester Harry Darling Josh Wilde Pierre-Emmanuel Ekwah Elimby Scott Pengelly (Finally decided to be a LB) Mamadou Kone Midfielders Oscar Borg Aaron Kuhl Jordan Sinnott Brad Abbott Armani Daly Brad Carr Ashley Hemmings Attackers Stephen Dobbie George Nunn Joe Ironside Ross Hannah Dan Maguire
  12. Yep only cost about 100k which is peanuts with billericays budget he looks amazing for the vanarama south
  13. OK so it looks like we’re good for strikers and are now looking for a couple of goalkeepers, a few midfielders and about 5 defenders. Cheers for the submissions
  14. Well now Scott seems to be a right midfielder, idk whats up. so 1/3 goalkeepers and 5/8 midfielders
  15. Just had a look at FM and added in the players I've received so far and it seems Scott Pengelly, the striker I've suggested has become a goalkeeper in the latest update, which I found a bit weird (same club, same birthdate, same nationality). So that means at the moment we have 2/3 goalkeepers, 1/7 (only a LB so far) defenders, 4/7 midfielders and 3/5 attackers, with plenty of budget left as we're replacing Billericay, about 1.3/1.6M left. So keep up the suggestions and I will try to make it in the game ASAP and keep in mind the needed positions.
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