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About bermybhoy

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  1. Currently I've got a game running down in the depths of Scottish football with Peterhead. It's going ok as it happens - 2nd season promotion and on course for a second successive promotion (touch wood) at the half way stage. At the minute My wage restrictions are a bit crippling - about £200 a week, max. I do however have a chap, Rory McAllister, who in the game and in the real world is too good for them - he is however paid accordingly, at about £650 a week. The board thankfully do allow me to renew his contract on the same terms, even though it exceeds their wage restrictions. My suspicion however, is that if he wasn't there the max wage might increase a bit, but that I'd never be able to recruit a replacement on similar money. Am I right in thinking that? Or is there any function in the game to effectively get dispensation from the wage structure for an individual star player or two - if it falls within the overall budget?
  2. In the end I went with my gut reaction, which was to conduct a fire sale of my most valuable players, which got me well into the black and resulted in the board increasing the wage budget significantly, allowing me to bring in a raft of much better players - on the whole - than those sold. I sneaked promotion too, so the strategy worked. My regret now though, is seeing that the striker I punted for £750k has just been sold on for £2.4 million, and I didn't bother with a sell on clause to maximise the up front cash offer... Still, onwards and upwards to the championship, right back in debt again.
  3. Quick question here: I'm 7 seasons in (haven't got round to doing up seasonal reports right enough) and in League 1 with Bradford PA. At season's end have found us £800k in debt, losing about £100k a month comfortably, without any serious budget overspend - the board are allowing about £33k per week in wages. What is people's approach here? Would you ignore it and take administration if it comes? Hope for a buy out? The alternative is that I have very sellable assets, a striker who can command £750k and a winger who can fetch £400k. Both were decent last season without setting the heather on fire, but are young and would be ok at Championship level. I generally have no issue at all with just flogging players to raise cash, but in this instance is there a chance of being bailed out without doing that?
  4. With reference to my ranting above, thinking with the new patch out it appears to make sense just to start over again. Shame, as I was looking for some redemption in that same save. Don't have the stomach to write up a season report where the conclusion is losing the job though
  5. Would it be considered poor form to 'create' a position at one of them to apply for?
  6. Well what an absolute shambles. After a terrible, terrible start to the season with Guiseley, we made a couple of loan signings who really sparked the team, put together a run of wins and got us to the lofty heights of 18th. 2nd last game of the season saw us beat the team level on goal difference with us, to move onto 45 points and level with two others. All looked promising, go into the final game away basically looking like any result should do. Except all the teams around us never read the script. With 5 minutes left we were 1 down but still up - just - on goal difference. Then one of those 35 yarders out the blue put us 2 down, and as it turns out, sends us down. For the first time in as long as I care to remember, been sacked Not sure whether to start over or just take on one of the newly promoted teams next season - any rules on this, can I just add another manager in? Would almost like to do it with the same one for the sake of redemption, but not sure about the prospects of being offered another job...
  7. Cheers. Actually forgot about this suggestion, so never did it and only had two wins by the new year. However, managed to bring in another couple of loanees; centre back and striker. Switch to a 4-4-2 diamond and bam! Irish kid up front bangs home a couple of the way to a 4-2 win, battling back from 2-1 down. Very next game, stick with it to play the top of the table side away....and come out with a 2-1 win. Doubled my number of wins just like that, now got 4 Still 3rd from bottom, only a point in it now though.
  8. I'm fairly sure this is something that's been inexplicably dropped. Could swear it used to make you expand or move? Should raise it as an issue really.
  9. This is a bit of a flaw in the game, surely? Isn't there a minimum requirement for the number of seats? The SPL has a minimum of 6,000 seated, which is reduced from 10,000 a few years ago (cost Falkirk for one promotion a couple of times). You should be forced to groundshare at the very least. Wasn't that the case in previous versions?
  10. Finally just ended that run of 13 games without a win, with our 2nd after 15 games of the season Now ready to push on for an unlikely run at the playoffs.... Good luck with that Terk, sounds like you might need it.
  11. Well after a long spell under the influence of Civ 4, I'm finally into FM10. As such, back in business with a Guiseley save started many moons ago but which had barely got past August. Trouble is, it's now going horribly wrong. Sit 2nd bottom, 6 from safety. On a mammoth run of 12 games without a win. Only won once and drawn 3 times all season. Morale is rock bottom; nearly every player is 'poor' or worse. Slowly bringing in players who I (and more importantly the scouts and coaches) think are better but they too, tend to have low morale the minute they arrive. So far I've tried - home friendlies with minnows to get big wins; won both 2-1 and in each case ended up hanging on for even that, so negligible effect on morale - offering new contracts. No effect, none. - fiddled with tactics; playing attacking, defensive, counter, short, long...all variations on my trusted 4-4-2 granted, but no discernable difference in our threat going forward, ability to pass, or defend... So while this is partly a moan about my incompetence, any words or advice? Or is it beyond help and should start again?
  12. Anyone got any experience in amateur leagues? Have started a career unemployed with a few nations running, and got offered a job with some Belgian 3rd division outfit. Not got as far as playing a game and they actually look ok on paper, but seems a struggle to find anything more than marginal improvements to the team. Will it just end up massively frustrating?
  13. Such an abrupt ending Just to reiterate what everyone's said: brilliant achievements in terms of the game; brilliant stuff with the storytelling. WP sir.
  14. Great stuff You got there in the end. Still think it's fantastic you've had both Wallace and Smylie on this one save. Are you going to let him sit on the bench or keep him going? Presumably you could make the team a lot stronger by dropping him at this point...think that's why achievements like this are so hard - finding a youth player who's good enough to throw straight in, then being willing to keep him in the team even when he's on the decline. Congrats
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