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  1. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Week 10: Saturday 28 October Man Utd 2 v 1 Spurs 12:30 Arsenal 2 v 0 Swansea 15:00 Crystal Palace 1 v 1 West Ham 15:00 Liverpool 2 v 1 Huddersfield 15:00 Watford 2 v 1 Stoke 15:00 West Brom 0 v 2 Man City 15:00 Bournemouth 1 v 2 Chelsea 17:30 Sunday 29 October Brighton 1 v 1 Southampton 13:30 Leicester 2 v 1 Everton 16:00 Monday 30 October Burnley 1 v 1 Newcastle 20:00
  2. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Week 9: Friday 20 October West Ham 1 - 0 Brighton Saturday 21 October Chelsea 2-1 Watford Huddersfield 0-2 Man Utd Man City 2-0 Burnley Newcastle 2 - 1 Crystal Palace Stoke 1-1 Bournemouth Swansea 1 - 1 Leicester Southampton 2-1 West Brom Sunday 22 October Everton 1-2 Arsenal Spurs 2 - 1 Liverpool
  3. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Week 8: Saturday 14 October Liverpool 0 v 1 Man Utd 12:30 Burnley 1 v 0 West Ham 15:00 Crystal Palace 0 v 2 Chelsea 15:00 Man City 3 v 0 Stoke 15:00 Spurs 2 v 1 Bournemouth 15:00 Swansea 1 v 1 Huddersfield 15:00 Watford 1 v 2 Arsenal 17:30 Sunday 15 October Brighton 1 v 1 Everton 13:30 Southampton 2 v 1 Newcastle 16:00 Monday 16 October Leicester 2 v 1 West Brom 20:00
  4. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Huddersfield 0 v 1 Spurs 12:30 Bournemouth 1 v 1 Leicester 15:00 Man Utd 3 v 0 Crystal Palace 15:00 Stoke 1 v 1 Southampton 15:00 West Brom 1 v 1 Watford 15:00 West Ham 1 v 0 Swansea 15:00 Chelsea 2 v 1 Man City 17:30 Sunday 01 October Arsenal 2 v 0 Brighton 12:00 Everton 1 v 0 Burnley 14:15 Newcastle 1 v 2 Liverpool 16:30
  5. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    This makes pleasant reading, especially considering I'm currently way behind my 8 year old brother on the Super 6!
  6. Searching for the wisdom of the Braintree

    On FM12 I got Howsham Arena. I think in this make believe FM world, I've done more for the club than Brad Quinton did!
  7. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Week 6: Saturday 23 September West Ham 0 v 1 Spurs 12:30 Burnley 1 v 0 Huddersfield 15:00 Everton 0 v 0 Bournemouth 15:00 Man City 3 v 0 Crystal Palace 15:00 Southampton 0 v 1 Man Utd 15:00 Stoke 1 v 1 Chelsea 15:00 Swansea 0 v 1 Watford 15:00 Leicester 1 v 1 Liverpool 17:30 Sunday 24 September Brighton 1 v 0 Newcastle 16:00 Monday 25 September Arsenal 2 v 1 West Brom 20:00
  8. Searching for the wisdom of the Braintree

    Currently, it is in the planning stage so I don't have any details as of yet other than they have decided to build. All the message said was it would be 2-3 years and would be called the Quinton arena (annoyed it's not named after me!)
  9. Searching for the wisdom of the Braintree

    Not updated for a while as I haven't really played. Been playing FIFA recently. However, the Premiership campaign has begun. I set up an easy pre season to try and get morale high before the inevitable defeats in the league. We were very poor on opening day, losing to Newcastle. Thankfully we won our first home game of the season - albeit we are no longer at Cressing Road. The board announced the building of a new stadium so for now we are ground sharing with Millwall. Lukaku scored all 4 goals in a narrow defeat at Everton. Very disappointing really as we deserved a point. I played the reserves in the cup and was happy to lose - less games the better. We were poor at home to Arsenal and 0-1 flattered us really. A late equaliser at home to West Ham saved a point but we were demolished against league leaders Southampton. Man City dispatched us comfortably in the following match and things are looking bleak already. We finally got things to click in the following game at home to Brentford and we thoroughly deserved our big win. My assessment so far is that we can match the weakest teams in the league but are getting hammered by the best.
  10. Searching for the wisdom of the Braintree

    I've kept a few shortlists of players but so far none that are within my wage budget. Haha, I think we will need more than luck to finish outside the bottom 3.
  11. FMS Predictions League 2017/18

    Week 5: Friday 15 September Bournemouth 1-0 Brighton 20:00 Saturday 16 September Crystal Palace 1-1 Southampton 12:30 Huddersfield 1-1 Leicester 15:00 Liverpool 2-1 Burnley 15:00 Newcastle 2-1 Stoke 15:00 Watford 0-2 Man City 15:00 West Brom 1-0 West Ham 15:00 Spurs 2-1 Swansea 17:30 Sunday 17 September Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal 13:30 Man Utd 2-0 Everton 16:00
  12. Searching for the wisdom of the Braintree

    Unfortunately only Ben Garratt is on my game. I assume as it is the iPad game, the database is so much smaller than normal FM so they were never part of the database at the start of my save.
  13. Searching for the wisdom of the Braintree

    Screenshots of current squad. All regens as I always focus on youth when I play FM. Easier to implement my Moneyball strategy with young players with lower wage demands and more scope to add value. The other advantage to young players is that due to the lower wages, I can build a bigger squad with my budget. I like having a big squad as I rotate players a lot to keep them fresh. Thanks for the list of players. I will have a look at the players you have listed and see if any are affordable, available and willing to join.
  14. Searching for the wisdom of the Braintree

    Season 2023/24 Preview Following our incredible promotion to the Premiership, we are left with the daunting task of trying to survive in a league where players earn more in a week than my entire weekly wage budget! Moneyball approach is definitely going to be in order again. We can't compete with the other teams off the field so we have to find an edge to compete with them on it. Here's the board expectations for the season. Pretty straight forward really. Try not to get relegated. As mentioned before, this could end up as badly as my Weston Super Mare save last year. 1000/1 they say... where have we seen that before?! Transfer business has been fairly limited due to funds and club rep. I spent my budget on a new Goalkeeper (Lopez) and a new striker/amc in Johnsson. The GK position was essential and I desperately tried to bring in an experienced head but the two I found I could not agree a transfer fee for that was in my budget. The two other signings on frees were players I found on the released pile. Both attackers so we have plenty of fire power (just no defence!) In terms of the released, all were out of contract and not rated anywhere near good enough for this level. Let's have a look at my record signing. Not my first choice but the best I could find and afford. I think h should develop into a decent keeper for this level. At only 19 years old, he has lots of time to improve. The signing I was most excited about was Cabrera. Far better than anyone at the club and probably won't want to stay at Braintree very long. Hopefully he can have a good season then I can kick him for a big profit. The defence looks thin on the ground. The three main targets all chose other offers and rejected the move here. I am now looking for loan signings to complete the defence as there is no more money left for transfers.
  15. Searching for the wisdom of the Braintree

    Thanks for your advice. I spent yesterday afternoon searching through all the released players and the transfer market for free, contract expiring or listed players. Sadly, due to the club rep still not having got anywhere near the level we are at, Premiership quality players were few and far between. And then those who would agree to talk wanted stupid wages. I'm currently paying around the 5k a week mark to my good players. I had people demanding 100k a week! I will have to try this. I did look to see if I could ask this yesterday as I need more money but the option wasn't available. I will look again before the window shuts.