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  1. 2 hours ago, Crayam99x said:

    It's actually a rule in football. The player who takes the penalty can't touch the ball until it has touched another player :D


    I would go for the B club, if only for how fun it is to see them rise up the ranks. It is also good for development as for as I'm aware because they should eventually play against better opponents than they would in youth team matches. As for the injurt problem, you can simply have your players in your first team and have them set unavailable for the B team.

    Ah you're right I completely forgot :eek:

    Thanks for the help!  I'll keep everyone up to date with the new B team.

  2. Has anyone had the chance to do this?  The club has given me the chance to form a new B club to enter the lower divisions.  I've never done so before...


    I am stuck between two minds here, would having a B team benefit my youth team members as they would have more games to play to develop?  Or as my squad is so small already, would this stretch out my players even more, leading to more injuries?  Thanks!

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    Season 1 - 2022 - End of Season Update



    Managed to sneak into the final playoff spot in 6th place (2nd to 6th go into playoffs , 2nd waits in the promotion final) but lost heavily to Deportivo Nublense (who I managed in another lifetime back in FM19).  The first half of the season was inconsistent, having spent the majority of it experimenting with different formations with the 12 outfielders I had enough trust in to play.  It must have been difficult for them, especially as I kept trying to retrain them in new positions every other week!  Ended the season with a 10 match unbeaten run before being routed in the playoff quarterfinals, with a more settled formation and tactics.  It was tough to only have one recognised centreback for the whole season, who ended up suspended for the first leg of the quarter final!  We proceeded to lose 5-0 on aggregate.

    League Table


    Youth Intake #1


    Desperate for any players, I think I signed almost the entire intake, especially the two centrebacks.  Alvaro Berrios is already touted as a future star player, as are Anibal Aguayo and Joel Salgado.  Fortunately both Berrios and Salgado have been blessed with decent determination (something my Assistant Manager was quick to take credit for).  









    The Squad


    The final settled XI are quite young, with only Gabriel Vargas at 38 years old will need replacing at some point next season.  The two Diazes patrolled the right wing of the pitch, while the two Vargases toiled up front together.  Luckily, I managed to tie all the XI to at least another year of mediocrity with me in the second division.



    In the end

    A decent start to the challenge!  The most difficult part was trying to win games with a small and rigid squad, but the sleepless nights have dissipated and constant looks from the players has turned into grudging acceptance.  





  4. 3 hours ago, keeper#1 said:

    South Shields March 2024 Update


    Choppy form when we have to play two matches in week especially if they stack up in back-to-back weeks.  Not fit enough to play most of my starting XI so a lot of rotation is needed which leads to choppy form.



    Just need some better personalities.

    I wonder what Kris has been saying to become that little more controversial 

  5. 1 hour ago, thomas_e said:


    I do the same! 

    I tend to use only key highlights when in the lower leagues and switch to extended when things get a bit more "tactical" as the players get better. 

    Same here, but extended because I just like to watch the games.  I don't think I have ever IRed yet, seems like I would not be able to affect the game through subs etc.  Although it doesn't always work...

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    Season 1 - 2022 - First Youth Intake


    The first youth intake is in through the hallowed doors of the Campos Deportivos Ricardo Keller!  The sight of two sixteen year old centrebacks lost in the welcoming hall might allay the fears that the squad might be lacking in depth in that position, while Joel Salgado is immediately given the illustrious title of "22A."

    For a team who have only used 13 players regularly, the fresh blood is well appreciated.

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    Season 1- 2022 - Mid Season Review


    Very excited for the first youth intake, since the U19s I had taken over had only 6 players who were not greyed out.  The squad I inherited also only had one centreback, so I am praying for some to be inducted so they can be fastracked into the team.


    We are in mid-table right now, without any consistency but the players have yet to thrown me out of the dressing room, which is nice.  



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    Season 1 - 2022

    Started a save in the Primera B de Chile, after a few attempts to figure out the league systems in Mexico and South Korea.  From what I can tell Concepcion were promoted after finishing second in the third tier.  The Chilean league calendar starts in February and ends in November (I think).

    It seems like the league reset date for Chile is around January 10th.


    Here is the first team squad:


    And here is the U19 squad:


    Also, the club has a club culture of signing players under the age of 23 for the team...does anyone know if this will be a huge factor in keeping me in the job?


    This is my first time joining a challenge on the forums, so if anyone can offer any advice for having screenshots as links instead of massive pictures, it would be appreciated!

  9. 17 hours ago, XaW said:

    I'm not sure why not many have done it in Asia, but feel free to join us and do it!

    Many do it in Europe, because, well Europe has the most leagues and are most familiar to most football fans, I assume.

    As for doing it now or waiting, I'm doing it now, and I haven't had any issues yet. Most fixes will be implemented, but the few regarding rules and players and such will need a new game. But as long as the rules in the country you are playing in are correct, or at least workable, then it should be no harm in starting now.


    14 hours ago, thomas_e said:

    I am doing it in Argentina now and enjoying it. I've completed it in Europe three times and the biggest difference is obviously the quality of players. The team you need to beat PSG and Man City in the Champions League is a different world to the team you need to win Copa Libertadores. 

    It's also the question on what your goal is with the challenge. It seems like many people this year is trying the challenge in smaller nations in Europe. That is a lot of fun, but can a Norwegian home grown team win the Champions League? I hope im wrong, but I dont see it happening. 

    I also considered Asia and I hope I will get the time to do the challenge there as well with this current version. Australia would have been my country of choice, but unfortunately they don't have any relegation/promotion. 

    I was thinking of doing it this weekend.  Japan would have been my first choice but they're never on the official db.  

  10. I stumbled upon this challenge by accident, but am suddenly very interested in participating.  Out of interest, has anyone ever tried the challenge in Asia?  I saw that the teams in the Hall of Fame are all in Europe...am interested in trying it either in Asia or Latin America.  Also don't know if I should wait until the full game comes out or go with the beta.


  11. 57 minutes ago, samdiatmh said:

    do you have a full compliment of staff? I managed to achieve it by filling out the staff roles with Wolves (they had gaps)

    I have one slot left (the Chester board are really stingy with their money and I had to ask a couple of times to add another slot).  

    When you managed it, did the promise succeed immediately after you filled that last slot?

  12. Is there any way to keep the promise to improve the coaching staff?

    I have read elsewhere that the only way is to hire coaches with a higher world reputation.

    As I am currently in charge of Chester, my entire coaching staff's World Reputation is at Minimal (apart from my HPA at Nominal).  Since we don't have much money, I cannot offer to pay the wages of staff with a higher reputation.

    Does anyone know of anything that could help?

    Thanks.  I have 200ish days before my top three players end up viciously unhappy...

  13. On 30/10/2018 at 09:17, michaeltmurrayuk said:

    Quick Preview for the FM19 version:


    Still working on various things, mainly tweaking the individual panels and trying to make as much as possible editable through the game - found a way to get extra views to the drop-down list. And hopefully I'll be able to keep the eight panels if the vertical positioning is remembered this year.

    Looks perfect and thanks again for making the mods and answering all the questions.

  14. 30 minutes ago, westy8chimp said:

    No, the point is its irrelevant to tell us how to artificially make the game harder... We all enjoy the game the way we play it and all are equal. Pretentious £%_%& going on about 'dont be liverpool' arent getting the issue. Its no harder at llm by the way... Ive been there and done that... Whether you take on the bottom club in tier 21 or the bottom club in the Epl doesnt matter, requires the same skillset to get to the top... (ability to create logical tactic, keep players happy and fit, sign better players than you currently have or develop the players you have) it just takes an extra 21 seasons to win the Epl...

    Idgaf about regen faces... But for some people its gamebreaking, i dont go to those threads and go on about hoe its not an issue. If i was going to comment, id make it relevant and objective i. E i would compare the regen face in fm18 to the regen face in fm19. 


    But you haven't done a fair comparison.  What you have done is compare full release FM18 to beta FM19.  It wouldn't be objective to compare two different products at different stages of its development cycle, no matter how advanced beta should be.

  15. 42 minutes ago, westy8chimp said:

    Fm19: New edition comes out, you look forward to playing the game in the same way.... But oh no, youve created your own fairly simple 442 and you win 35/38 games and get promoted season after season and every player you bid for just gets accepted without a fight, where previously u had to hardball the AI for months to unsettle a star player and you couldnt wait to see him in your team cos at one point you thought it would never happen... And you get a golden generation every other season. To top it all you beat barca 5-0 in the CL final in your first venture into European football.


    Have you actually done all this in a week with a non-league team?  Or just extrapolating and guessing from a beta version which still has a week left before release.

  16. 1 hour ago, upthetoon said:

    the gegenpress tactic seems to be overpowered and the AI can't defend against it or the ME is not calculating correctly for that tactic.

    if you use gengenpress for sides like Cardiff whose players do not have the attributes to perform the tactic correctly it should fail. your players will be taking up wrong closing down positions and sorts. but ME is not calculating this? which is why you can take any obscure side and play the gengenpress and win.

    Gegenpress does work quite effectively but I think it has two significant drawbacks. 

    1.  Long balls over the top work well as your defensive line is so high.

    2,  Players are asked to press and so are susceptible to fatigue, injury and so on. 

    Does it balance out?  Not sure yet...

  17. 5 minutes ago, dannysheard said:

    The danger is that it loses its immersion if you add something too arbitrary to the way you play.

    That is true, although it does seem relatively realistic to try and achieve.

    For supreme immersion, you could try to manage Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, they used to have a very strict policy of only employing players from their specific region (the Basque Country) in Spain. I think they only recently widened their approach to include Spanish players (and a Romanian who grew up in the Basque Country).


    Edit: Changed info on Romanian player

  18. 16 minutes ago, dannysheard said:

    Is it really a sandbox game?

    I like football and I like Liverpool, so I want to be able to play a football management simulation where it is at least a bit of a challenge to dominate.


    You could always try to win the league with a British squad, or an English squad at Liverpool, which would already add a layer of difficulty to the game.  You wold have to either pay premium prices for established English players, buy and develop younger ones or through your own academy.


    3 minutes ago, Ross Ingersoll said:

    I am in the B league and I see 4, looks like around 70ish matches or so. the normal league is 38 by itself

    Hopefully someone in Brazil will hire me!  

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