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  1. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Episode 29 of my challenge has gone live, as Enfield Town fights for a midtable finish their first year in the Vanarama. We scoring, we're not defending, and are skirting disaster in more ways than one. Check it out here: Thanks for watching! Jellico73
  2. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Episode 26 has been posted. Form has been up and down, but we've managed to stay midtable thus far. Have some new signings as well that should bolster the defense. Thanks for watching! Jellico73
  3. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    I have him on my Enfield save as a loan player, playing as an M(R). When he's good, he's very good, but he's made a few mistakes for me that just leave me scratching my head. Jellico73
  4. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    What I ended up doing was create a custom database with the team I wanted in the League (in my case Enfield Town), and then holidaying a year. If they stayed up I took over them then, if not it was back to the drawing board. I'm not sure the 'save a day before promotion' trick really does a good job of randomizing what teams go up, it always seems to be the usual suspects with an outlier every once and awhile. I was so desperate to get Enfield in i tracked then thru multiple (73 times, I wasted a morning...literally), and the best they ever finished was 4th. You'd think there's be a 2nd or 3rd in there from time to time.... Jellico73
  5. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    2019/2020 Recap We started strong, we stayed strong, and then at one point over a four week period 4 of our five strikers were out with injuries. We didn't lose out first League game until the end of Janaury, then went on a three game mini skid where we didn't win, allowing Bath City and St. Albans to creep up on us. In the end, we recovered, and with 5-2 win at Chelmsford City, we clinched the League with 3 weeks to go. Final standings: I brought in the wrong keeper, who despite his 4 star ability couldn't stop anything, and instead relied on a "Score more than anyone" type of attack. 111 goals isn't a Vanarama South Record, but it's close. Toughest Loss? Against Tranmere in the FA Trophy Second Round. 2-0 up, only to lose my best striker to injury, with my other two already out injured, and then my best winger. Down to 9 men, we held on to a 2-2 draw for twenty minutes of regulation time, and then all of extra time as well. And then had to play them again three days later, when we lost 3-1. A Fully healthy Lucas Green-Birch was everything this year he was supposed to be last year, he and Tom Ashton are perhaps the most potent strike partnership in the Vanarama South. Money wise, we didn't have as much debt this year as we did last year. A New Club Sponsorship helps, but we had to take a loan out to expand QE II stadium, which means 14K a month in payments now. My Board still can't find us a senior Affiliate, and I still don't have a coaching license. But we are on our way. Next Stop: The Vanarama National and avoiding a Relegation Battle. SEASON LEAGUE STANDING FA CUP FA TROPHY TOP SCORER MOST ASSISTS BEST RATING 2018/2019 Vanarama South 5th 4th Qualifying 3rd Round Tom Ashton, 40 Tom Ashton, 23 Tom Ashton, 7.63 2019/2020 Vanarama South 1st 4th Qualifying 2nd Round Lucas Green-Birch, 38 Tom Ashton, 20 Lucas Green-Birch, 7.61 Those interested can also follow along here: Thanks, Jellico73
  6. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Episode 18 of my Dafuge Challenge is now live. Thus far we've remained unbeaten, our only loss has come in the FA Cup. But as the schedule drags out, we're starting to face some of the better teams in the Vanarama South, and injuries are starting to crop up as well. Today we are facing Tranmere in an FA Trophy game. Thanks for watching! Jellico73
  7. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Episode 16 of my Youtube series with Enfield Town is up. Currently we sit top of the table, and are undefeated in League play. How long can the good times last? Thanks, Jellico73
  8. FM Careers Forum Discussion

    Again? :-)
  9. I'm tempted to embrace the power of "And" in cases like this.... No financial trouble, pretty solid actually.
  10. I had two wonderkids come thru my League 2 Academy. I know they were wonderkids because their stats were already better than some of my starters, and about three months after they came in, Championship and Premier League teams started offering sums north of 300K for them. So I went to the transfer window, and set a minimum fee of 1.5 million for each of them, yet I still had to manually reject offers that came in. Then one day, I was told the board had accepted an offer for one of them because the offer was to good to turn down. The fee? 75K, possibly going to 350K. A week later, the other player went because the offer for him was too good to turn down. That fee? 125K, possibly going to 300K. Both of these offers were LESS than deals I had already rejected, and when I looked for an option to protest to the board, as I was able to do in FM17, it wasn't there. What gives? Jellico73
  11. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Enfield Town FC 2018/2019 Season Review As far as the season went, as a club we exceeded expectations. A projected mid-table finish was beaten, as we went the the second round of the playoffs, beating Gloucester City in the first round in a thrilling penalty shootout before losing to Chelmsford City in the second round, finishing 5th overall. With 109 goals scored, we came close to breaking the record for goals scored in the Vanaram National South. Tom Ashton was our player of the season. 40 goals, in all competition, 23 assists, 7.63 rating, 11 POM awards. And he didn't make the teams best XI. Montell Moore had 30 goals as well, but neither player won player of the year, that went to Justin Amaluzor, who was on loan to Chelmsford City. We, along with Chelmsford city, did set a record for number of goals scored in a game, a thrilling 7-5 win for Enfield. Chelmsford got their revenge three weeks later, knocking us out of the playoffs. The season ended on a good note for us. Dynamics wise we are doing well, and of my starting XI, eight are going to be back next season as they are all under contract. I think we have a good chance of winning the league, especially if we stay healthy. Financially we could be better. We could also be a lot worse. However, Queen Elizabeth II Stadium did not meet the league requirements for minimum size, sol the board had to borrow 26K, along with a 24K grant, to expand the stadium. As a result, I cannot make any sort of financial requests to the board. No coaching courses, no expansion of facilities, no salary increases, no youth recruitment expansion. Plus thats £500 a month in loan repayments. We did get an increase in sponsorship money, which will offset some of that. I did win coach of the year. This was also my first attempt at putting some videos up on Youtube. It's been a learning experience, fraught with technical difficulties and PBKAC errors, but I am having fun doing it, and will continue to put the series online. I can tell just by watching the first video and the last I'm better at it. Still poor, but not as much as I used to be. As Enfield grows and advances, so will I. SEASON LEAGUE POSITION FA CUP FA TROPHY TOP SCORER MOST ASSISTS BEST RATING ACHIEVEMENTS/OTHER 2018/2019 Vanarama South 5th (proj 15th) 4th Qualifying Round, lost to Tranmere 3rd Round, lost to Aldershot Town Tom Ashton, 40 goals in 43 matches Tom Ashton, 20 Tom Ashton, 7.63 Set record with Chelmsford for most goals in a match, 12. Tom Ashton DID NOT MAKE Best XI. For those interested, you can follow along on Youtube here: Thanks, Jellico73
  12. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    The year after I retired in that save, the next manager, who was my long time assistant, brought in €173M in players, 77M of which was for an M(C), when I had two of the best in the game already...ther next year he spent a total of 57.5M for two AM(R)'s. his only saving grace was that the M(C) he brought in for 77M he sold to PSG for 110M....
  13. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    I've seen similar behaviors from other teams, in my Dunkerque save from FM17 PSG bought a M(C) almost every year it seemed, and then they would do things like spend 60M on a striker, when they already have two really great ones...
  14. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Succeeding despite my best efforts.... We've played our way into playoff position, but a string of some tough games are ahead. And for some reason, we are beating the good teams, but not the bad teams. Tom Ashton is still on a goal scoring tear for us, but the finances are getting a little worrisome. Thanks for watching! Jellico73
  15. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Episode 6 of the Enfield Town FC Challenge is finally up. Big thanks to those that helped out with the PBKAC technical difficulties. A little bit past halfway. SO far we are still solidly midtable, fighting for a playoff position, but finances are an issue. There is some oddities with the volume, I am not sure why, listening to the raw vid everything seems OK, but exporting, handbraking and then uploading to youtube has done something. Or it could well be another PBKAC error. Thanks for watching!