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  1. Graeme Arthur of PSNI anyone? That man knows how to score goals.
  2. That's not wasting money, that's showing the general greed and ungratefulness of the common gamer. They are basically giving you a product, which they've spent a LOT of time on, and you then decide to pay less than $2? Some even paying $0.01. If anything, you should support developers who trust their user-base like this. I personally can't see how people can pay so little.
  3. You can try starting up the computer in safe mode and attempting to delete it there then.
  4. Try closing down Firefox before deleting it.
  5. In my career game in Northern Ireland, I've only loaded the whole United Kingdom and Ireland, yet I have found talent pretty much worldwide. Uzbekistan, Algeria, South Africa, Egypt and the Scandinavian countries are all places where I've found some good quality players.
  6. The price of players are hugely inflated in most of the higher leagues, as are their wages, but that's another side of it. In order to get great talent for little money, I'd advise you to look for regens appearing in nations around the world. Check the national teams, send out scouts. Sooner or later, you'll find talent you can buy for literally nothing, who, if they gain success, will be worth more than ten times their original value.
  7. Season 12 - 2020/2021 - Northern Irish Premier Division We started securing international stars for almost no money, thanks to an improved team of scouts. South African national team player Joseph Mahlangu was bought for around £60.000 and would go on to win the Olympics. A total of 14 players were released and 6 new players joined the club. In the qualifying stages of the Champions Cup, we managed to win every single game, beating the teams Hibernians, Dinamo Tblisi and Slavia Prague. During the group stages, we managed to secure two draws, against Besiktas and AS Roma, but were defeated in all other matches. In our domestic cups, we only had success with the Northern Irish Cup, which we won. In the league, we secured our sixth win in a row. Knockbreda Park was expanded by 2812 seats, at a cost of around £2,7 million League: 1st - Champions Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Won final against Ballymena United. League Cup - Defeated in quarter final against Linfield. Co. Antrim Cup - Defeated in quarter final against Donegal Celtic on penalties. All-Ireland Cup - Defeated in group stages. Champions Cup - Defeated in group stages against teams Besiktas, AS Roma and CSKA Moscow. Average Attendance: 2553 Biggest win: 7-0 against Dinamo Tblisi. Top Goalscorer: Joseph Mahlangu 27 goals, 17 in league games. Final Table Season 13 - 2021/2022 - Northern Irish Premier Division This season's transfer period was Knockbreda's most expensive, spending a total of £450.000 on players. Three of the players are still active on the team today (2027), those being Trygve Moen, Matheusz Bartos and Ville Bavautdin. The best bargain was Norwegian striker Trygve Moen, who was bought for £3.200. He would go on to have an amazing season for Knockbreda. Securing qualification for the Champions Cup group plays were no problem this season, once again winning every single match against clearly worse teams. Once in the group plays, the same old story repeated itself, with Knockbreda losing every single match but one, ending in a draw. The rest of the cups were a major success, winning three and losing one in a final against always troublesome Linfield. The league went the same as always, securing Knockbreda another trophy. League: 1st - Champions Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Defeated in final against Linfield on penalties. League Cup - Won final against Linfield. Co. Antrim Cup - Won final against Glentoran. All-Ireland Cup - Won final against Linfield on extra time. Champions Cup - Defeated in group stages against teams Barcelona, Spartak Moscow and Olympiakos. Average Attendance: 4308 Biggest win: 6-1 against Portadown. Top Goalscorer: Trygve Moen 33 goals, 21 in league games. Trygve Moen Ville Bavautdin Matheusz Bartos Final Table
  8. Having a good balance alone allows you to become proffesional. That's what happened to me, playing in Northern Ireland.
  9. Season 10 - 2018/2019 - Northern Irish Premier Division During the transfer period, it was decided to keep the first team largely intact, bringing in only a single player. On the other hand, 13 players were released from their contracts, all seen as being of no more importance to the club. We were extremely close to being knocked out early on in this year's Champions Cup, but the squad managed to advance on away goals against the Welsh team Neath. The next rounds gave us much less of a challenge, and a 4-1 win against Tampere from Finland sent us into another group stage, this time against Celtic, Aston Villa and A.C. Milan, a group where we lost every single game. Knockbreda managed to win the Premier Division once more, 11 points in front of Linfield on second. In the Irish cups, we failed to live up to the expectations, and suffered defeats all around, with Linfield continuing to steal victories from us left and right. On the positive side, expansion of the stadium was starting. League: 1st - Champions Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Defeated in quarter final against Institute. League Cup - Defeated in semi final against Linfield. Co. Antrim Cup - Defeated in quarter final against Linfield. All-Ireland Cup - Defeated in semi final against Linfield. Champions Cup - Defeated in group stages against teams Celtic, Aston Villa and A.C. Milan. Average Attendance: 1060 Biggest win: 4-0 against Tampere United. Top Goalscorer: Craig Calver 21 goals. Top league goalscorer was Graham Llywellyn with 16 goals. Final Table Season 11 - 2019/2020 - Northern Irish Premier Division The transfer period of this season were a period of pure bargains for quality players. Club legend Ruslan Rajabov from Uzbekistan were bought from Paxtator for 140.000DKK (around £16.500) and is still playing for the club today. (2027) The profilic striker Matthew Yates were secured on a free transfer, and right from the beginning he started scoring goals, finishing the season with an impressive 41 goals, a new club record. After victories against two Scandinavian and a Moldovan team, we found ourselves in the Champions Cup group stages once again, and while we, once again, stood no chance to advance(with odds at 5000-1), we still recieved vast amounts of money. We secured the Premier Division title again, this time being even further ahead of Linfield. The cups of the season were a major improvement from last season, managing to win both the All-Ireland Cup and Co. Antrim Cup. Attendances have been on a steady rise. League: 1st - Champions Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Defeated in semi final against Linfield. League Cup - Defeated in semi final against Glenavon. Co. Antrim Cup - Won final against Linfield on penalties. All-Ireland Cup - Won final against Bohemians. Champions Cup - Defeated in group stages against teams Olympiakos, A.C. Milan and CSKA Moscow. Average Attendance: 1464 Biggest win: 6-0 against Sligo Rovers. Top Goalscorer: Matthew Yates 41 goals, 27 in league games. Final Table
  10. Money from TV-Rights are added steadily over the season, so you won't see all the money at once.
  11. As much as I would love that, I doubt I would even get close to either beating Smylie, nor beating the records of your Knockbreda team. The most goals I've had a player score in a season is around 41, so I either need an absolutely extreme striker or just hope for the quality of the rest of the teams to take a dive. Anyway, better update on a couple more seasons. Season 8 - 2016/2017 - Northern Irish Premier Division During this seasons transfer-period, we spend the highest amount yet on a player, 1M DKK (around £200.000) for Craig Short from Charlton. Despite the potential of the player, he never quite managed to deliver. The rest of the transfers were once again just clearing out and buying a few more to strengthen the overall squad. This was also the first season in Champions Cup for Knockbreda. We won against the first two teams easily, who were Pyunik from Armenia and Haka from Finland. We were then drawn against Partizan Beograd, but were able to secure a small win at home, which would be crucial as we got a draw in Beograd and made it through to the group stages. Winning any further games were not realistic, but didn't matter much at this point, as the club had secured a large amount of prize money from getting this far. The league was a breeze this year, losing only a single game against Glenavon. In the cups we finallly managed to win the Northern Irish Cup. This year we sadly failed to make it through the group stages in the All-Ireland Cup. Attendances has finally started rising. League: 1st - Champions Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Won final against Ballymena United. League Cup - Won final against Linfield on penalties. Co. Antrim Cup - Defeated in semi final. All-Ireland Cup - Defeated in group stages. Champions Cup - Defeated in group stages against teams Juventus, AZ and Werder Bremen. Average Attendance: 768 Biggest win: 4-1 against Pyunik. Top Goalscorer: Graham Llywellyn 32 goals, 18 in league games. Final Table Season 9 - 2017/2018 - Northern Irish Premier Division While only 3 players joined the club this season, an incredible 15 players left on frees, including Josh England. This was our second season in the Champions Cup, and once again,we managed to reach the group stages, greatly improving finances of the club. In the league, we failed to dominate as greatly as we had last year, losing five games this year, victory was still secured however, with 7 points down to Linfield. The surprise of the season, was the amazing form of striker Craig Calver, becoming the club topscorer. In the cups, we once again won the League and Northern Irish Cup, but failed to make it far in the All-Ireland Cup. Average Attendances are getting closer to 1000! League: 1st - Champions Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Won final against Bangor on extra time. League Cup - Won final against Linfield. Co. Antrim Cup - Defeated in final against Linfield on extra time. All-Ireland Cup - Defeated in group stages. Champions Cup - Defeated in group stages against teams Dinamo Moskva, Schalke 04 and Benfica. Average Attendance: 881 Biggest win: 5-1 against Ards. Top Goalscorer: Craig Calver 30 goals, 21 in league games. Final Table
  12. Thanks a lot for the feedback. And yes, I've not only seen, but been completely amazed by Nep's achievements in FM08 with Knockbreda, which ironically enough, was also the edition where I played the team for the first time. I, of course, hope to outdo Nep, but considering my lack of skill in this game, I consider it an impossible task. But one can always dream, no? Also, I'd highly recommend managing in Northern Ireland for everyone really. The low level of the clubs, coupled with a decent league system and a good amount of cups, makes it a loado fun. The fun only improves as you get to learn more about the clubs and in my opinion, they all have a certain charisma to them. I've been wondering whether the horrible title actually adds a bit of hilarity to the thread, and shows my partial stupidity at times. But I might get it changed eventually. Once again, thanks for the feedback. Things will start to pick up as we get closer to the date I am currently at.
  13. Season 5 - 2013/2014 - Northern Irish Premier Division During the transfer period, we managed to secure some talent in the Welsh striker Graham Llywellyn, who went on to have some magnificent seasons. Knockbreda's first, truly succesfull season in the Premier. While the friendlies send us on our way with horrible defeats (an amazing 0-7 defeat against Tottenham's reserves), the team managed to turn it around and play an all-around great season, reaching three cup finals, but only winning one. We had no real domination against other teams and suffered from periods of bad streaks, at one time, bring it up to 8 games without a victory. Despite all the setbacks, we managed a great 3rd place, though quite a distance behind Linfield on 1st. League: 3rd Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Defeated in quarter final. League Cup - Defeated in final against Linfield. Co. Antrim Cup - Defeated in final against Ballymena United. All-Ireland Cup - Won final against Portadown. Average Attendance: 369 Biggest win: 3-1 against H & W Welders. Top Goalscorer: Josh England 24 goals, 15 in league games. Final Table Season 6 - 2014/2015 - Northern Irish Premier Division Getting rid of 7 players, we brought in 5, mostly defenders, including Chris Wilkins, a player who would stay at the club for an incredible 12 years. This was also the season where Josh England started a steady downturn in quality, with Graham Llywellyn only getting steadily better. This was a promising season for Knockbreda, having an overall improved squad, and now also playing in Europe, things were starting to look brighter. While we performed at rougly the same level as last season in the league, this years surprise was in the EURO Cup, where we had the luck to not only make it through to the group play, but also land in an insanely easy group, with only Villareal being a strong opponent, who also happened to win every single game. The two other clubs, Shakhtar and CFR Cluj were either beaten or being drawn against, and by the end, we were lucky enough to lie in second place. The increased revenue would be important for the club. We managed to, once again, win the All-Ireland Cup, but sadly lost in the final in the Northern Irish Cup. The club is slowly improving. League: 3rd Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Defeated in final against Linfield. League Cup - Defeated in quarter final. Co. Antrim Cup - Defeated in quarter final. All-Ireland Cup - Won final against Ballymena United. EURO Cup - Defeated in 1st knockout round against Marseille. Average Attendance: 309 Biggest win: 6-0 against Carrick. Top Goalscorer: Graham Llywellyn 26 goals, 16 in league games. Final Table Season 7 - 2015/2016 - Northern Irish Premier Division Using the new funds made available after the success of last year, the club was finally made a full-time professional club. Overall improvements to the team was once again made, with a couple of new faces at the club, while getting rid of the worse. We once again attempted to reach the group stages of the EURO Cup, but it was not to be this year. In the 4th qualification round, Atletico Bilbao kicked us out and our European dreams of the season died. Though this gave us ample opportunity to focus entirely on the Premier Division. We won against strong opponents, and the turning point of the season was when we secured victory against Linfield in our two first matches against them, setting us on course towards the gold. Despite periods with a lot of draws, and a crushing 3-0 defeat to Linfield in the second last game of the season, we managed to snatch 1st place away from them, giving us access to Champions Cup next year. League: 1st - Champions Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Defeated in final against Linfield. League Cup - Defeated in 3rd round. Co. Antrim Cup - Defeated in quarter final. All-Ireland Cup - Won final against Linfield on penalties. EURO Cup - Defeated in 4th qualification round against Atletico Bilbao. Average Attendance: 479 Biggest win: 4-0 against Bangor. Top Goalscorer: Graham Llywellyn 26 goals, 17 in league games. Final Table
  14. If you still can't commit properly to a game, try go watch a game with your local team who you can play as in the game. That usually motivates me to a certain extent. Also, maybe find a country that you find interesting/funny, start learning more about the clubs, and before you know it, you have a long term save going.
  15. Season 1 - 2009/2010 - Northern Irish Second Division After winning nearly every single friendly set up, a few important players were brought in to strengthen the squad, including the young Iraqi Yaser Kasim, who would go on to be an important player for the team. The season was off to a heavy start, with only a single win and two draws in the first five matches. Things started improving as we begun having some minor success in the cups, reaching the quarter final of the Steel and Sons Cup and the final of the Intermediate Cup. At the end of the season, when we had finally fought for, and reached, second place, the fans (all 20 of them) were jubilant, as the club could now continue it's success in the First Division. League: 2nd place, promoted. Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Defeated in 2nd round. Intermediate Cup - Defeated in final. Steel and Sons Cup - Defeated in quarter final. Average Attendance: 123 Biggest win: 4-1 against Warrenpoint. Top Goalscorer: Stephen Browne 23 goals, 16 in league games. Final Table Season 2 - 2010/2011 - Northern Irish First Division At the start of the season, we got rid of 14 players, all seen as being too incompetent to lead the team further forward. To compensate for the losses, 6 new players were brought in, though one of them only on a loan. In a season where we expected nothing, the team got themselves together and managed to secure Knockbreda a magnificient and unexpected 1st place. The season concluded with an amazing 9 wins in the last 13 games, the last four being draws. In the cups, we did alright, though failed to surprise anyone. League: 1st place, promoted. Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Defeated in 4th round. Intermediate Cup - Defeated in 3rd round. Steel and Sons Cup - Defeated in 2nd round. League Cup - Defeated in 2nd round. Co. Antrim Cup - Defeated in quarter final. Average Attendance: 117 Biggest win: 4-0 against Downpatrick. Top Goalscorer: Mathew Selfridge 13 goals, 10 in league games. Final Table Season 3 - 2011/2012 - Northern Irish Premier Division Once again, nothing was expected, and we expected even less after getting the horrid odds of 2000-1 of winning the Premier Division. Everything pointed towards the fact that this would be our first season without success. We got rid of 4 players and secured another 7, most focused on having a stronger defense. Our results were very mixed, but consisted mostly of our team hoping for draws against much stronger opponents. Following the 38 games, we were in the relegation playoff spot, meaning we had to secure a victory against Distillery, should we hope for another season of Premier football. Having won the first leg 1-0 on Breda Park, we managed to keep our goal clear and draw the final match 0-0, thus giving us another season amongst the biggest teams of Northern Ireland. What definitely needed improvement was the amount of goals we scored, managing a feeble 29 in 38 games. We did magnificently well in the cups, reaching the final in the Co. Anthrim Cup and winning the League Cup, which in turn would give us access to the All-Ireland Cup next year. In the Northern Irish Cup we reached the 5th round. League: 11th, won playoff and stayed in division. Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Defeated in 5th round. League Cup - Won the final against Glentoran. Co. Antrim Cup - Defeated in final. Average Attendance: 292 Biggest win: 4-2 against Coleraine. Top Goalscorer: Lewis McMahon 8 goals, 8 in league games. Final Table Season 4 - 2012/2013 - Northern Irish Premier Division Hoping to improve on the results of last season, 9 players were released and 9 were brought in, amongst them Josh England, who would go on to be a truly infuential player in the season. We had a great start to the season, with a good amount of wins and draws against strong opponents, then things started getting worse, but a great end to the season secured us a respectable position in the league, much to the joy of both the board and players alike. Enjoying the money and TV-broadcasting in the All-Ireland Cup, the Knockbreda squad seemed even more enthuastiastic and alive than usual, and not only reached the final, but also amazingly beat Bohemians to take home the gold. This would greatly improve the financial situation of the club. Knockbreda failed to impress in the national cups, and the highlight was reaching the quarter final of the Northern Irish Cup. League: 8th Cups: Northern Irish Cup - Defeated in quarter final. League Cup - Defeated in quarter final. Co. Antrim Cup - Defeated in 1st round. All-Ireland Cup - Won final against Bohemians. Average Attendance: 296 Biggest win: 5-0 against Larne. Top Goalscorer: Josh England 32 goals, 23 in league games. Final Table