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  1. Love to see a screenshot of your managers history, games played, win ratio etc. Also, your overall best eleven. Please. If it isn't too much trouble
  2. Would be interesting to see if it had the same affects, using the same tactic and same goal keeper up front, but at a lower prem team.
  3. I am going to try this out myself. The perseverance you've shown is astonishing. Not sure I've ever seen anyone get near to 100 seasons, let alone 200 seasons. I cannot wait to see where some teams have fallen down the league? How many leagues in England are still active?
  4. I did make it home, but completely forgot about this at the time!
  5. I managed to sign Esposito in my third season at Derby (Promoted first season) He took about 12 games before finally scoring, but since then has not looked back. I shall post screenshots when I am home, but he has been sensational for me.
  6. Well... looks like I am on board then!! The thing I like about a plug and play tactic, is then focusing on training players to fit that tactic. I get a lot of joy out of identifying young players whose attributes could be suited elsewhere on the pitch and honing them to potentially excel. But no experience of this type of save really... so 20 years down the line I may be faced with having to adapt a tactic anyway!
  7. Impressive he has come through the youth intake though!! Assume this is a youth only save? Incredible progress though! Enjoying your updates
  8. Thanks for the updates everyone. I just like the idea of implementing the youth only aspect of a save. Honestly, not too fussed with the 'challenge' aspect in regards to completing it and being on a leader board of some kind. More than happy to still update my progress in here though
  9. Thanks for the response, @XaW could you let me know where I stand on this please?
  10. Some very inspiring stories in here! Would love to get going with this challenge. Could someone answer the following questions so I know what I am doing 1. Holiday 2 years? 2. I am wanting to do this in England... so I assume once holiday is complete, I take over a newly promoted team in VNN/VNS? 3. I can play the players already within the team? 4. Can I use instant result? 5. Where do people stand on plug and play tactics? I really enjoy the squad building process with FM, no interest in the tactical or watching games. Hence why I am happy to import a
  11. Rooney was sensational for two seasons tbf to him. Was definitely a step above the championship in my first season, played him in midfield and he assisted so many. Was good enough for my first season in the prem too. But he deteriorated quite soon after that. Think he retired after that.
  12. I always disable the first transfer window (adds more realism for me) I will always sell a player, before I buy a player for a specific position (I used to have a bad habit of inflating squad sizes and started being very strict on this) Only sign newgens I plan to fit into the first team (will never sign someone to loan out and eventually sell for profit) I guess I just do what I can to make it feel as 'real life' as possible. Any other tips on this would be great!
  13. So I started a Derby save two weeks ago (I am now five seasons deep). I have never managed The Rams before and was attracted to the prospect of managing Rooney (who I believe was still good enough for the PL). I will post screenshots when I am home from work of transfers and progress etc. Off the top of my head (as I am still at work), I will try to update from what I can remember! I disabled the first window as I feel this adds more realism to the save when starting a new career. I had my experience to Sunday league also (first time I have done this) so I was worried if we got off t
  14. That will be an interesting read. I have always wondered if it would be best to just sit your very best youth prospects in the first team to train and play sporadically. And do away with/pay no attention to the U23/U18 teams in terms of signing players to bulk out the squads so that your 'stars' can play in a competitive team for those U23/U18 leagues, hope that makes sense Plus, I like to keep my best prospects in the first team to be influenced very early on by the first team players.
  15. Season 02 Transfers League Table Competitions Best XI Summary PSG took the clean sweep and finally won a Champions League trophy. That is also two seasons undefeated in the League too, wonder how long that run can go on for! In terms of the challenge, the injury Mbappe sustained definitely has put a dent in our ambitions. He was on fire before the injury and he is just two goals short of the century. However we targeted 15 seasons at 60 goals a year, so he needed to be at 120 by now. I didn't consider it is highly un
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