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  1. Looks like the match was a friendly, and there aren't normally any age restrictions in friendly matches.
  2. This isn't the place to request graphics, if you want to find graphics then have a look on the various fansites.
  3. If the coding hasn't changed then it should be possible to do it again, however we have to wait for the resource tool to be released with the full game.
  4. Skelmerdale - Premier League 2027/28 - Season 12 With us making our European Debut this season the board just expected us to enjoy the Group Stage of the Europa League whilst hoping for a top half finish in the League, whilst the bookies shockingly gave us an outside chance of mounting a title challenge, with the Media being a bit safer with an 8th place prediction, with only four teams at the bottom were given no chance of staying up this season. Reputation - We reach 4 stars which brings with it a Continental reputation. Rich List - We rise eight places to 29th. Transfers - Quiet but expensive season, with the priority a quality midfielder, my first target was a German Wonderkid from Hoffenheim who I tried to get in January but they wouldn't sell him though he did sign a new contract with a £35m release clause but when I activated that in Jan he wouldn't move because he'd just signed a new contract, so I waited a couple of months and then when he declared he wanted to move to a bigger club I made another offer for him but he turned me down saying we weren't big enough for him (even though we were the only team showing any interest in him so no idea where he thinks he is going to go) so I waited until the game confirmed European football next season but still he wasn't interested, so I turned to my next target which was Ali from Spurs, he was older than I liked but still a quality player, though initially Spurs wanted £50m+ for him once their relegation was confirmed they would accept his value of £20m but he was demanding £300K p/w which was way out of my reach so it seems he doesn't seem that concerned about being in the Championship, I also tried to get Harry Kane aswell but first he turned me down because he wanted UCL football and then after he was released he would talk to me but was wanting over £200K p/w, and in the end he joined Bournemouth who were no where near European football but they could afford to pay him £180K p/w!!! I also tried to get John Stones from them aswell but he was wanting £300K p/w aswell with him eventually joining Man Utd for half that. On the plus side I did manage to poach a five star potential striker from Spurs. With my attempts to sign a new midfielder failing so far I had a look back at my shortlist to see who was next when I noticed Kittrick had now appeared on my interested list (I'd been tracking him for a couple of years but didn't have the resources or reputation to get him until now) and after some tough talks I got him for a record £32m plus about another £10m in clauses, with him signing with no problems as it at least seems Europa League football was enough to attract him, other Summer signings were a couple of youngsters including an expensive promising Left Back and a couple of loan signings for squad depth, though at the end of the window I snapped up Experienced German Winger Sane on the cheap as the week before Luke Shaw picked up a longterm injury and then a couple of days later Wonderkid Kone suffered a season ending injury without having made an appearance and with his loan terminated I was out of first team Left Wingers. Summer sales was just me clearing out some squad players and youngsters who weren't good enough. The Winter Window didn't get off to a great start as Paris activated the release clause in my Turkish Midfielder Kotays contract which saw him leave for a record £46m, and to replace him I brought back Bruno Mur on loan as it seemed his move to Dortmund wasn't working out, its a shame he didn't warn Koray about going to Paris, with attempts to bring in a long term replacement failing I decided to wait until the summer. Europa League - As a nice suprise we went straight in at the Group Stage as it seems the top nations now get two group spots, and despite only having a Nation part of the Co-Efficient we were named as third seeds and were drawn in a group containing French side Lyon who'd struggled to get anywhere near Paris in the league settling for european qualification each season, they hadn't done much in Europe a Quarter Final place in last seasons Champions League was the best they'd done, though they lost the Europa League Final to Utd in the second season. Second seeds were Ukrainian side Zorya Lugansk, who'd been in Europe for all but two seasons but had only made it past the group stage three times losing each time in the first knockout round. Completing the group were Dutch side ADO Den Haag who were making just their third appearance in Europe, losing to Milan in the Playoff last season and finishing bottom of their group a few years back, domestically they were solidly a mid-table team but had lifted the Dutch Cup a few years back and reached the final again a couple of years earlier. In the Opening Game we faced what should have been our hardest match making the trip over to France to face Lyon however we utterly destroyed them with Marquez becoming the first player to score four goals in a match for me, as we ruthless exposed their narrow 4-3-3 formation. In our Second Match we entertained Zorya in Wigan as our ground wasn't good enough and two more goals from Marquez secured an easy victory and in the process set a new attendance record though it wasn't a sell out but was higher than the capacity of our new ground. Next up we made the trip to Holland and with us in control of the group I fielded a weakened side which went horribly wrong as ADO beat us. In the Return Game I didn't make the same mistake fielding a full strength side that secured victory and our qualification out of the group. Next up we entertained Lyon live on TV and a weakened team won to secure top spot and knock out Lyon. With nothing to play for in the Final Game I fielded the weakest team I could for the long trip to Ukraine where the fans couldn't even be bothered turning up and were unlucky to only draw 1-1. In the First Knockout Round we got the luck of draw after being paired with Czech side Viktoria Plzen who'd finished second behind Chelsea ahead of Partizan and Kobenhavn, with this being their third apperance in the Knockout Round. With the First Leg in the Czech Republic we blew them away winning 4-0 thanks to another Marquez hat-trick. The Second Leg was our first European game at 'home' and they gave us a bit of a scare (as in we nearly lost the leg but were in no danger of losing the tie) but my second string claimed victory with a late winner. The Second Knockout Round paired us with Portuguese giants Sporting who'd knocked Utd out in the last round and had made it through the group stages after being knocked out of the Champions League in the Qualifiers. With the First Leg in Portugal we had a poor night as we just never got going and were lucky to only lose 1-0. In the Second Leg we put in a better performance but were woeful in front of goal and with Sporting grabbing an away goal on the stroke of half-time we just couldn't find the two more goals we needed, though that said we had a good debut season in Europe. It also proved to be a frustrating night for England as Liverpool blew a 2-0 first leg lead to get knocked out by Braga, Chelsea went out to Atlanta whilst Watford fell to Standard which knocked out all of the English sides. League Cup - The less said about this the better as my second string fell to pieces against Championship strugglers Crewe. FA Cup - In the Third Round we faced a daunting trip to Old Trafford and somehow we came away with a famous victory thanks to goals from both my strikers within minutes of each other. In the Fourth Round we entertained League One Coventry and a weakened side claimed a 2-0 victory thanks to a brace from my onloan Striker Carpenter. In the Fifth Round we faced Championship Newcastle and despite fielding a strong side we ended up drawing 1-1 which was the last result we needed, in the Replay I fielded my strongest side who tore Newcastle apart, however it was a costly win as Winger Ali picked up an injury that would rule him out of the Sporting games and the Quarter Final tie. The Quarter Final saw us make the trip down to London to face Crystal Palace, and despite it being sandwiched between the Sporting games I fielded my strongest side but we could only draw meaning yet another replay and to make matters worse my young RB Zajc picked up an injury that would rule him out for the rest of the season. In the Replay we battered Palace but were again poor in front of goal but a first half strike from Gullenbeck was enough to win the game. In the semi-final we were drawn against an Arsenal side who'd already won the League Cup and were walking the League, however we did have an even record against Arsenal having both won three of the eight games we played drawing the other two, though this season we'd been beaten 3-0 away and needed two injury-time goals to claim a draw in the home game, but despite that the press made us slight favourites, whilst our only other FA Cup Semi-Final had resulted in defeat to Stoke. Arsenal also made a interesting choice with their team as for some reason they dropped their first choice keeper and replaced him with their backup keeper who's only appearance so far was in a 7-3 win over Newcastle in the League Cup Quarters, he wasn't even a promising young keeper either he was just a sub-standard 30yo they'd purely signed to sit on the bench :confused: The Semi-Final itself didn't get off to a great start when a defensive error gifted Arsenal's £65m Striker a free header and after that I expected the worse, however despite Arsenal spending most of the game assaulting our goal we defended heroically to reduce them to half chances and on the hour we punished them Marquez grabbing his 45th goal of the season and that spurred us into action but we just couldn't find a winner and so the match went to extra-time and that proved costly as Marquez injured his knee and would be ruled out for the rest of the season and with neither of us able to score in extra-time the match went to pens and with my Keeper saving their second pen it fell to record signing Kittrick to score the winner and book our place in the Final. As a bit of luck and a cruel twist of fate we'd face Stoke in the Final who beat City in extra-time in the other semi and were hoping it was finally their year as they'd lost the 2025 and 2026 finals to City and they'd also lost the real 2011 final to City as well and to add to that our record against Stoke was woeful we'd lost four of the seven games against them so far though we'd faired a bit better against them this season coming from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 on the opening day and then record our only victory against them in Jan when Koray scored on his final game, he'd also scored in the draw aswell though he wouldn't be scoring here. It was a Historic First Final for us, whilst Stoke were hoping it would be fourth time lucky. Going into the final we had a big injury problem with Left Backs Alet and Shaw both out injured, whilst Right Back Zajc was only fit enough for the bench, though the bigger loses were Winger Ali and Striker Marquez who were my star players and it would be a struggle without both of them. The Final turned out to be a close fought game with us taking the lead just before half-time thanks to a fluke goal - my Bulgarian Right Winger Apostolov whipped in a cross from the Right which Gullenbeck headed against the bar with the ball then hitting the Stoke Keeper and rolling into the back of the net which was lucky as my other striker Amro had picked up a knock and really needed subbing but with only a 17yo Striker on the bench he had to carry on until half-time when I brought on DM Leitch and switched to my old 4-1-4-1 formation in the hopes of just holding onto the lead but midway through the second half we doubled our lead when Left Winger Sane drifted into the middle and found Apostolov in the area who got free and smashed in his first goal for the club and whilst Stoke scored a late goal it was too late to do anything as we held on to win the FA Cup for the first time Premier League - Fantastic season as we somehow finish third and claim a Champions League spot. The season didn't get off to a great start in the opening game we had to come from 2-0 down to grab a draw at Stoke, but then lost to Derby and needed two injury time goals to claim a draw against Arsenal before before playing out a drab 0-0 drew at Sunderland and then as I tweaked my tactics switching over to a Fluid system and switched around a couple of my pairings as we suffered narrow defeats to Utd and Chelsea but things started to slowly improve as we then won away to Liverpool and in our final appearance at West Lancashire College we utterly destroyed a woeful Blackburn 11-0 (yes eleven!!!) as Gullenbeck became the second person to score four goals in a game for us whilst Suadi Striker Amro even came off the bench to end an 11 game goal drought as Man Utd's record 9-0 win over Ipswich back in 1995 was finally beaten and we also finally wiped the 7-3 defeat to Kidderminster from our records. After the Blackburn game the goals continued to flow as we won our next four league games, but then in December things fell apart as we lost Winger Ali to injury and midfielder Koray switched off as he was more interested in arranging his move to Paris which resulted in us losing four games straight against Reading, Fulham and Everton all teams we should have beaten, whilst we were unlucky to lose 4-2 to City with them scoring two injury time goals, though our second goal was through City trying to be too clever at the back (vid link) Then with Ali back in the team and with Koray discussing terms with Paris we rediscovered our scouring touch with a Marquez hat-trick inspiring our win over QPR and then Koray put in his best performance of the season and scored in his last game as we beat Stoke. This meant at the half-way stage we were sixth, ahead of QPR on goal difference, one point clear of Chelsea and Fulham and two clear of Villa, above us was Watford by two points, with Liverpool a further two ahead, but the top three were out of sight. In the second half of the season we kept up our form winning seven of the next nine games, including a 1-0 home win over Utd, but it also included a 3-0 thrashing by Arsenal. This meant with 10 games left for us we were in 7th however thanks to FA Cup replays and european games we'd played less games than everyone else - Derby were four points behind but had played three games more than us, Liverpool were one point ahead of us having played two more games, Chelsea were another point ahead also having played two more games, ahead of them by one point was Watford who had played four(!) more games than us, and up in third were Utd 11 points ahead of us but also having played four more games than us, ahead of them on GD were City but they had only played twice more, whilst Arsenal were walking the league being 25 points clear of us but having played four more times. I was also looking rather thankful that we'd gone out of Europe by now as for the rest of the season we were playing twice a week in the League and I don't even want to know how they'd would have fit in two to four more European games? With the games coming thick and fast we won our next two against Villa and Palace but then suffered a costly 3-0 defeat to Chelsea which saw them climb to fourth with us dropping to fifth but we still had a game in hand on them and were only two points behind, we'd at least narrowed the gap to third placed Utd to six points but were down to just two games in hand. Comfortable wins over Reading and Southampton meant with just five games left we were in fourth, one point behind Utd, one point ahead of Chelsea and four points clear of Watford who had all played two more games than we had, we were also only five points behind second placed City and 10 points clear of Liverpool who had both only played the same amount of games as me which meant our games in hand were against each other. However our season very nearly fell apart as Star Striker Marquez's injury against Arsenal in the FA Cup would rule him out for the rest of the season and without our Striker we lost to Liverpool as Gullenbeck missed a pen, we were then hammered 4-1 by QPR, before needing an own goal to rescue a draw against relegated Everton who spent over an hour with just 10 men. This meant going into the final week of the season we were in fourth place one point clear of both Chelsea and Watford who had one game left to our two, five points back were Liverpool who had three games left, ahead of us by three points were Utd who were down to their last game, whilst second placed City who despite having three games left to play had nothing to play for. With our last two games being against City and Fulham we only needed three points to secure a Champions League place. With us utterly out of form I was just hoping not to get thrashed by City, however for the first time since the FA Cup Semi we remembered how to play football and dominated the game claiming a 2-0 win over a lacklustre City side, who to be fair had nothing left to play for, spent most of the game down to 10 men and were on their second of four games in eight days, though the win was costly as Winger Ali picked up another injury that would rule him out of the FA Cup Final. With Champions League Football secured in the final game I fielded a team of youngsters to rest players for the FA Cup Final, who were unlucky to lose to Fulham however with Utd also losing we claimed third place on Goals Scored so that Blackburn result was fairly important in the end Squad, Home and Review Croatian GoalKeeper Hrvoje Tomic had another fine season, though he wasn't ever present this season as I gave each of my other Keepers one appearance each. At Right Back Daniel Marshall had another solid season, but is slowly being phased out for Slovenian Wonderkid Uros Zajc who is developing nicely and had a solid season but ended up missing the last two months of the season through injury and was just about fit enough to come on as a sub in the FA Cup Final. At Left Back was Frenchman Valentin Alet who had a better season but didn't really push on as I'd hoped which explains why City didn't use him, though he does seem to have attracted the interest of Bayern, providing cover was Czech Wonderkid Ludek Krizek who cost me a decent amount of money and showed glimpses of his potential but is still a little raw but will hopefully push Alet next season. At Centre Back was another Czech Wonderkid David Kucera who had a fantastic season as I switched him over to the DCR position and has just signed a bumper new five-year contract that should keep him at the club long-term, partnering him was Chilean Wonderkid Ivan Quiroga who was also in fine form as these two have formed a fine partnership, though they are still a little error prone and can struggle at times to play twice a week but hopefully both issues will get ironed out as they get more experience. Providing cover was Pole Mateusz Bondarenko who had a poor season, with the only other option I had was Youngster Liam Jones who did ok but isn't really ready yet and needed a more solid partner to help him out. On the Right Wing French Winger Benjamin Ali had a storming season as he broke my 10 year old assists record, set a new Average Rating Record and even found his scoring boots, I also thankfully got him tied down to a long term contract at the beginning of the season as Real Madrid wanted him back and he had a £30m release clause that I got bumped upto £120m, he also retained the Young Player of the Year Award and won the French Player of the Year Award which has so far been dominated by Pogba and Varane, the only downside is that he keeps on getting injured in matches, providing cover was my Young Bulgarian Midfielder Radoslav Apostolov who again stepped up with some fine performances and is developing well, though he seems to be my only youngster who isn't a Wonderkid? On the Left Wing Luke Shaw started the season well but he then just suffered an endless list of injuries that has likely finished him off, he also had the nerve to want out at the start of the season as he wanted Champions League Football, however the only team interested in him were UCL-less Chelsea, whilst he didn't make a single european appearance for Utd in the last seven years - I still have no idea why Utd didn't play him. Providing cover was Experienced German Leroy Sane who was brought in on the cheap mainly just to provide cover however he had a fantastic season and will leave Shaw with a fight on his hands to get his place back, the only other option I had was Entusiastic Winger Peter Bradford who did ok but I'm not sure if he has a longterm future with us. In the Centre of Midfield was record signing Dave Kittrick who had a slow start as I started him out as my Box-to-Box Midfielder however after switching him to my Deep Lying Playmaker he excelled and had a fantastic season and even had a hand in several goals and the £45m I might end up paying for him is looking a bargain. Playing alongside him in the Box-to-Box Role was Turkish Midfielder Koray Sari who was having a fine season until his head was turned by Paris and his form dropped off until they activated his release clause in January, and to replace him I brought Spanish Midfielder Bruno Mur back to the club on loan from Dortmund where he'd had a dissapointing year and I still don't understand why they signed him as they had better players anyway, thankfully he slotted straight back into my team and made sure we didn't miss Koray, I've also hopefully put him in the shop window considering I am due 50% of his next sale. Providing cover was Swede Patrik Dahlstrom who had another solid season when called upon but isn't likely to ever be anything more than a squad player and will likely be moved on once one of my young midfielders has improved past him though he did claim a rare Goal of the Month Award for us, providing cover in the Box-to-Box role was Enthusiastic Irish Midfielder Joel McAllister who did ok but like with Dahlstrom hasn't really developed enough but might be kept on as he is now homegrown, but I also have Scottish Wonderkid Kenny Leitch who ended the season strongly after a poor start and might be given the squad matches next year. Upfront in the Advanced Forward Role Colombian Wonderkid John Marquez was on fire scoring goals for fun with his 45 goals likely a new record for me - the closest anyone has got to that for me before was a Striker Reeves I had for Nantwich back on FM10 who got 39 goals one year, though I did have a guy called Stourac for my Salzburg squad who got 43 goals in one season in Gundos Challenge on FM13, however I am missing a couple of earlier versions and CM screenshots so someone might have beaten it back then. He'd also beaten the record he'd set last season by January with his 29 league goals a new record, he also claimed the Football of the Year and European Golden Boy awards and was really unlucky to miss out on the Top Scorer Award again - if he hadn't missed the end of the season through injury he may even have set a new record, whilst his nine man of the match awards were also a new club record. Of course his end of season injury might have been a blessing because at the start of the season Barcelona wanted him and I could only keep him by telling him we'd get Champions League Football - and this seemed to inspire him as he nearly got us top four on his own, however the bigger problem I had was he had a £28m release clause and spent most of the season worth £27m so I spent most of the season dreading a bid from Barcelona or City who were both interested in him however no bids came from either of them, the only team to bid for him were Benfica in Jan and it seemed they didn't have the cash upfront to activate his release clause, so the second we secured UCL football I offered him a new contract with his demands thankfully just being within my reach and I noticed after offering him the contract his value was at £30m so I was still expecting a late bid from Barcelona or City but thankfully he accepted the offer and didn't have any work permit related problems this time. Playing alongside him in the Complete Forward Support Role was German Patrick Gullenbeck who had a solid season though a third of his goals came against Blackburn, and with Marquez just 15 league goals behind him he is in danger of losing the All-Time Goal Record for us, even more so considering he lost his place during the season to Suadi Wonderkid Majid Amro who made a poor start to the season only scoing his first goal in the destruction of Blackburn, but with Gullenbeck out of form I gave him a chance alongside Marquez in the Support role and that seemed to suit him as all of a sudden he became alive and started to show why I paid £9.5m for him. My Academy also finally produced a player of note - Defender Dominic Campbell who has a four star rating and I was looking happy considering I needed a Centre-Back until I noticed he cannot jump, so I'll retrain him into a Right Back. Best XI - I'd go with that well apart from Winger Apostolov being deployed as a MC who I'd swap for Mur. Overall XI - This finally updates as Ali, Marquez and Kucera all make the team, whilst rather fittingly Dahlstrom makes it to the bench, which were the changes I predicted, next year GK Tomic is the most likely to make the team, though LB Alet and LM Sane have an outside chance of making it if they have good full seasons. Prem Select - Ali makes the team again and is this time joined by Marquez, though no room for the leagues top scorer. Stat Pack - Mixed performances against the top sides but we mainly beat the smaller teams and even managed to win some games after going behind - though I think this might be broken as three of our four draws this season required us to come from behind, whilst the other was a 0-0 draw so shouldn't be included in either column? Whilst assuming the rest is correct our most common result was a 2-1 win followed by either 0-1 or 1-2 defeats or 4-0 or 4-1 wins. Goals - Again most goals are scored just before half-time with pretty much all of the goals in our matches being scored from around the pen spot. Assists - My Left Side was by far the most dangerous which was a little weird considering my Right Winger and Strikers accounted for more assists, but the game doesn't break them down for players or where the set-piece goals came from. Defensively it was a little worrysome that our Right Side was rather weak, though our inability to defend corners may have inflated this stat. Finances - We again make a healthy profit and finish the season with over £100m in the bank. The main increase in revenue this season was the extra £10m having an actual stadium with people in brought in, we also gained an extra £10m in prize money and players sold. Expenses wise Wages and Transfer fee's account for over half our expenditure, though spending big on tranfers isn't really a problem as we have the money in the bank. Salary - We finally outspent someone though it was only newly promoted Reading. Net Transfer Spend - Thanks to the enforced sale of Koray we again were at the bottom of the list as everyone spent money this season. Shirt Sales - Star Players Marquez and Ali proved most popular as did new signings Sane and Kittrick, whilst Mur was a little bit of a surprise considering he was only loaned in January, I'm guessing we reused last seasons shirt for him New Stadium - After a bit of a delay we finally moved into our New Stadium which looks rather nice apart from that one random Floodlight. Though it didn't last long as within days of being built the board announced plans to expand it and at the end of the season they decided to expand it by 50% which means we'll be spending next season playing in Wigan. I also hope the 25,000 expansion capacity is a soft cap otherwise we could be limited in few years. Attendance - Still bottom, though we did fill out our new home not that would even lift us from the bottom. Facilities - Training Facilities get bumped upto Average (2.5 stars) but the board have again refused to increase them further, but did approve improvements to the Youth, Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment stating that youth development is important to them - but won't improve the training facilities so I can actually develop them once they have been generated into the game Though at the last minute I got another chance to ask which they rejected, but this time I leaked it to the press and they finally agreed to improve our training facilities. Elite Footballers - We somehow made it onto the list of Elite Football Producers, apparently producing nine club-trained players - though I have no idea how the game calculates this as according to the various homegrown screens I only had two - McAllister and Dahlstrom or about 40 if you include the useless youth players my academy has produced, though a later story said two of the nine were playing in one of the big leagues outside of the Prem - but I could only find one player playing in Scotland who doesn't count, so as best as I could work out it seems to count Nation-trained players who've been at your club. Manager Profile - Reputation shoots up two stars to 3.5, I also gained two badges this season and now have my Continental C Licence. I also managed my 600th game which was the 1-0 win over Utd. Knowledge - Upto 71% coverage of the World as we have knowledge of pretty much every corner of the world, though I would have more if the AI teams stopped appointing my coaches as their Managers NAT (excluding yth players) 10 ENG 3 POL 2 CRO, FRA, GER, SCO, CZE 1 AUT, BEL, BUL, CHI, COL, ITA, POR, KSA, SVN, ESP, SWE, IRL, USA, WAL HOMEGROWN (excluding yth players) CLUB: 3 NATION: 10 DUE: 19 Wonderkids: 8 - Tomic, Zajc, Quiroga, Kucera, Krizek, Leitch, Marquez, Amro. Sold Wonderkids 1 - Sari Plans For Next Season The plan is to enjoy our debut in the Champions League and try and get back in next season, a title challenge would be nice but whilst we can match the big teams if we turn up, we just don't have the squad depth to grind out a title challenge or compete on several fronts. Transferwise the first thing we need to do is keep our best players, thankfully they are all on nice long contracts and all the low release clauses have been removed, whilst Champions League football should hopefully keep them happy. Signings wise the priority is a new quality Centre Midfielder - thankfully I've got one sorted nice and early as I have poached a 23yo English World-Class Midfielder from Liverpool for a frankly stupid £96m but we had money in the bank and it was worth it to poach Liverpools best player Other priorities are a Centre-Back to add competition and cover, and we could also do with a new Striker to provide cover for Marquez as his end of season injury nearly proved costly, could also do with finding a promising young Left Winger as it looks like Shaws time is over. State of The World In the Championship Spurs' woes continued as they very nearly suffered relegation to League One, yet Ali still wants silly money to sign for me. At the top Hull returned at the second time of asking, whilst Birmingham returned to the Prem for the first time, with Swansea coming straight back up via the playoffs. In League Two Salford survive rather comfortably their first season in the Football League. Whilst Bolton finally drop out of the game and this will hopefully stop them from appointing my coaches as their new manager only to fire him after six months and poach another one. FA Cup - Was ours this season for the first time, as Stoke lose the final for the third time. (four all time). League Cup - Arsenal become the first side ingame to retain the trophy in-game (but not over Stoke this time) with their third trophy a new record. Champions League - After having lost the last three Finals Real finally win beating Valencia - and they have now made the final for the last five years straight. With both Arsenal and City losing in the Semis, whilst Porto and Benfica were surprise Quarter-Finalists. Utd finished third in their group behind Real and Roma, whilst Watford finished third behind Benfica and Dortmund which was how well they did in their only other appearance. Europa League - Monaco beat Sporting for their first trophy, which was France's second, behind England with Six, Germany with Three and level with Spain. The beaten Semi-Finalists were both surprises - Dinamo from Croatia and overachieving Italtians Sassuolo. Whilst it was a season to forget for England with us, Chelsea, Watford, and Liverpool all falling in the Second Knockout Round, with Utd losing to Sporting in the previous round France - Continues to be one sides as Paris again top 100 points. With Bordeaux beating Nice in the cup. Germany - Bayern claim the title for the first time in five years beating Dortmund on goals scored, but they lose in the Cup Final again this time to Stuttgart. Italy - After finishing second four times Roma finally win the title beating Juventus by one point. Thought Juventus did claim the Cup for the first time in five years beating Sampdoria Holland - Bit of a shock here as FC Twente claim the title on the final day, as PSV lost and dropped to third below Heerenveen who also won with Ajax struggling to sixth place but thanks to the silly european playoff thing it looks like they still secured a european place. Whilst NEC won the cup but finished rock bottom of the league, beating fellow relegation strugglers GA Eagles. Scotland - Exactly the same as last season, Celtic win again with Dundee Utd second and Inverness third, with Celtic beating Hamilton in the Cup for their first Double in five years. Spain - Valencia spoil Madrids party as they beat them to the title with 98pts to Reals 95, with Barcelona a distant third. Though Real got some revenge beating Valencia in the Cup Final. European Championship - Bit of a shock as Ukraine beat Hosts and Holders Spain in the Final - with Ukraine doing a Portugal and managed to win the tournament with just two wins - they won only one group game losing the other two but went through in third place, they then beat Denmark in extra-time before beating Bulgaria and Germany on pens. England didn't have a great time losing in the Quarters to France which cost Seedorf his job and he was replaced by Unai Emery who was poached from Liverpool. Leaderboard points (FM Mode) (My Steam Username is same as here if anyone wants to add me) (points / position) Single Game: 3,461,313 (173,275) Single Season: 842,331 (312,385) Single Season England: 842,331 (187,613) Single Season Premiership: 842,331 (178,517) Single Season Championship: 830,440 (8,109) Single Season League 1: 86,896 (15,461) Single Season League 2: 627,616 (1,524) Single Season National League: 483,959 (1,520) Single Season National North: 17,771 (804) Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements Leaderboard Points (Season/Game) Attendance Euro C/E (Place) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16/17 National North 16th - 8,690 / 8,690 320 (10%) 17/18 National North 3rd Promoted - Playoff Winners 17,771 / 26,461 350 (11%) 18/19 National League 4th Promoted - Playoffs, FA Trophy Winners 483,959 / 510,420 460 (15%) 19/20 League 2 12th - 46,701 / 557,121 845 (21%) 20/21 League 2 11th - 54,675 / 611,796 930 (20%) 21/22 League 2 1st Promoted - Champions!!! 627,616 / 1,239,412 1,275 (27%) 22/23 League 1 4th Promoted - Playoff Winners 86,896 / 1,326,308 2,697 (53%) 23/24 Championship 15th - 104,936 / 1,431,244 4,058 (80%) 24/25 Championship 1st Promoted - Champions!!! 830,440 / 2,261,684 4,396 (87%) 25/26 Premier League 10th - 163,877 / 2,425,561 2,000 (39%) 26/27 Premier League 5th - 193,421 / 2,618,982 2,000 (39%) 27/28 Premier League 3rd FA Cup Winners. UEL KR2 842,331 / 3,461,313 9,717 (83%)
  5. Looks like it's a problem with the image, you can try making a copy of the normal logo and then resizing that to see if that works if not, then post them up somewhere and I'll have a look at them.
  6. At the moment no as we need to wait for the resource tool which should be out with the full release, then if nothing has changed it should be possible and there should be some threads from Fm16 that should help out. (though an easier method would be to adjust the shade of red used for Stoke in the editor, though again that would need to wait for the full release when you have access to the editor).
  7. No requests for graphics downloads please!! This is a help forum only. Any offending threads will be closed.
  8. If you look at the Steam and Opera process after each of them it says (32 bit) that is because they are running in 32bit mode, the other processes such as FM don't mention anything because they are running in the native mode for your version of Windows which is the 64 bit version, Windows will only mention the mode if the program is running in an non-native mode.
  9. If you are on the process view it will say in brackets after the program name if it is running in 32 bit, for example if it says Football Manager 2017 (32 bit) then it's running in 32bit mode, if it doesn't then it is running in 64bit mode.
  10. No requests for graphics downloads please!! This is a help forum only. Any offending threads will be closed.
  11. They have added future events in previous games where the event is known but not the full details, for example CM01/02 introduced the unprotected contracts stuff before anyone really knew how it would work in the real world, and various versions have had nations join the EU as the game progresses even if the nations weren't 100% set to join the EU when the game was released, and FM16 had the feature where the World Cup was taken off Qatar and given to another country, which again is something that may or may not happen. The things they don't like to add in are some of the dirtier aspects of football - fighting, bribes, match fixing etc... Aswell as things they aren't allowed to include due to licensing issues (MLS expansion teams for example).
  12. Yes you'll need to wait for the full release until we have access the resource tool to extract the FM17 files. If you are an advanced user and don't want to wait then you can follow wkdsoul's above instructions and it should work provided all of the code has stayed the same (and the default skins names haven't changed) though if anything has changed it might not work.
  13. Did you create the logo yourself and is it sort of a purple and green colour? If so when you saved the image you did it in a format FM cannot read correctly, when saving the file you need to save it as a png file with transparency enabled (if using photoshop use the save for web option).
  14. If you have installed them correctly and they aren't working, then it looks like the coding has been changed again, so you might have to wait until the full release for an updated pack for FM17.
  15. That setting isn't controlled by the xml files, in the Preferences -> Match screen one of the options you can tick in the In-Match Section is 'Show Match Time as 0-45 minutes for each half'. At some point you must have ticked that option as it isn't ticked by default, if it happens again you just need to untick that box instead of resetting all your settings.