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  1. Gonçalo Brandão | NK Krk | Croatia | 2021/22 (Season 2) Summary The Club Vision presented to me by the Chairman this season was to be a mid-table team this year, and push for top half next year. The media had us down to finish 4th this year. I was aiming for somewhere in between - I wanted top half bu I wasn't looking to pull up any trees. The squad definitely had other ideas, though, meaning for about 2 thirds of the season we were right up there with a shot at winning the league. Only one team goes up from here, so this is the only way to get promoted. Unfortunately, we faded pretty hard in the last third or so of the season. I still can't complain about a 4th place finish, as it's still a massive leap forward. We were once again propped up by some great loanees, with Denis Busnja being the pick of them. I'm hoping to cut down on loan signings for next season and instead rely on our own players. Captain Marino Jedvaj was also integral to our solid season and I don't see any chance of that changing next season. As with last season, Zvonimir Sosa was a star for me. This season he won the top scorer award and came runner up for the young player award. Unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to sell him over the summer if an appropriate offer comes in. We were fending off bids last summer and in January too, and we're really not in a strong enough financial position to hold onto him. With us achieving the club's goals a season early, our new objective is to maintain our top 4 position. Personally I'd like to be challenging for the promotion spot this season, but I'll be satisfied enough with just not getting worse. Our previous directive to "sign U23 players" has also been replaced, now with a "sign high-reputation players". I'm not sure how I feel about that, although it does give me license to maybe search for a couple of ageing stars to improve our depth.
  2. I can't tell if this is some kind of spam bot or if you're genuinely lost on the forum
  3. I think the bit you quoted answers your question: That says to me that as long as they'll come on a trial to you, you don't need to be able to scout them beforehand.
  4. Gonçalo Brandão | NK Krk | Croatia | 2020/21 (Season 1) Summary Our first season in the Druga HNL went about as well as I was hoping. At no point were we comfortable, and it took us until matchday 7 to get our first win, but we also weren't ever really in trouble - at worst we dropped into the relegation zone a couple of times only by virtue of tiebreaks. A win on the last day of the season actually pushed us up to 11th, which was actually quite a bonus. Luka Viduka, on loan from NK Lokomotiva, was the star of the early season. My initial hope was that he might score us 15 goals as a lone striker, but the goals started to dry up a little after the mid-point of the season. Fortunately, it wasn't long after when I decided that Zvonomir Sosa wasn't really doing it for me on the left wing and tried moving him to a left forward position (with Viduka still through the middle), This was a revelation and gave us so much more threat with our route-one style and was probably the key to our survival. Vatroslav Mrsic also deserves a mention for being ever-present in the centre of our defence. He's on loan to us from Istra 1981 and I'd like to be able to keep him on for another season, whereas I think it's time for Viduka to go back to his parent club. Strangely, we weren't entered into the Cup. I'm hoping it's a seeding thing and we'll be in it next season, but reading through the details for the competition online doesn't make it entirely clear if this will be the case. Finances are on the slide, which is to be expected in a division with minimal gate receipts (225 average attendance) and no prize money. All the more reason to push up ASAP. Edit: I was about £1k below my £5k wage budget for this season - the board have just told me they're giving me a £10k wage budget next season!
  5. Yeah, this is the case this year. I had to save roughly 1 month from the reset date and then keep re-holidaying the rest of the way.
  6. It took me 8 games at Krk to get a win (although I only lost 3 of those 7) before my tactics finally clicked - or at least, the players started to understand what I was trying to get them to do
  7. Gonçalo Brandão | NK Krk | Croatia | Initial Post Let's get on this early, shall we? Croatia was one of a few nations I was considering having a run at this year, but I picked it more at random than there actually being any reasoning behind it. Picking a team was a little more thought-through. First off, I had the idea that I wanted to play on one of the Adriatic Islands off the west coast. There's not all that many to pick from in that regard, so it was a pretty easy choice after that. Plus, they have a fun badge - much more unique than the red/white checks that a large proportion of Croatian clubs (understandably) have. With my PC now running very happily, I hope to be able to continue this year's version for as long as it takes! Edit: @rlipscombeI randomly clicked on some of those screenshot links in the opening post and they no longer work.
  8. My PC decided a few months ago that it was done with life and started crashing with alarming regularity, so I've not made any further progress at Widzew. I have a bunch of new components arriving tomorrow and intend to get stuck into the FM20 version in the near future.
  9. I think you might be looking for the FM2013 bugs forum
  10. Just wanting to pop my head in here and say I'm still playing at Widzew as well. Nothing important to report since my last update - 1 season played and Lech had a brutally good season so I lost out on the title by results between teams. Mostly I just wanted to show off this killer I picked up for £10m. 11 goals in 6 already this season is insane.
  11. By "didn't check all over" you mean "at all" due to it being, and I stress this point, the very topmost topic on the forum at the time you posted And it does help you, because my post has a link to said topic in which it has a brief explanation by @bigmattb28 of what you need to do when setting up your game.
  12. It was literally the first post in this forum when you posted this topic...
  13. Bear in mind, if I click on the table you posted, it opens up in full size.
  14. Adam Hanley | RTS Widzew Łódź | Poland | Season 10 (2028/29) I'm not going to lie, it's been long enough since I posted one of these that I had to look up what season it was... League Winner, Cup Winner, Polish Super Cup Winner. None of these are important - Polish football is not keeping up with my squad, so the results there don't really matter. The Champions League is the goal I have left to achieve. This season's group looked as follows: (alphabetised, not seeding order) This was definitely going to be a tough group, and even getting third place would be a tough ask. The first two rounds were as expected, albeit slightly disappointing: The fact I'm posting this at all, though, tells you that this wasn't how the story continued, as we next welcomed Real into the city of Łódź: All was not done and dusted, though. We had a decent set of results, culminating in that away game in Manchester I shared before: With Madrid getting the win in Eindhoven, we squeaked into that second place spot and for the first time in this save we were in the first knockout round of the Champions League! Our opponents would be the definitely beatable Benfica. Certainly not easy, but there were no easy games at this stage. The first leg was played at home, and a 34' second yellow card for Adrian Michalski would cost us dearly: Certainly not done and dusted, but we'd have an uphill struggle to move forward. I can only describe the second leg as embarrassing. We just didn't show up. I may have been missing 3 key midfielders, but that's no excuse. I generally have good faith in my secondary players but after this display I may have to seriously consider some futures. All told, I'm still very proud of this campaign and we'll look to build further on this going forward. I was just hoping that perhaps we were a little closer to the prize than we appear to be. I might highlight some of my players in another post a bit later on, but for now this will suffice for an update
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