So what's been going on?
Hello there Football Manager community! I am proud to announce the long awaited re-opening of The-Gaffer/DiscussFM. After some bad times for both of these sites, we have decided to merge into one FM site!
Now, you may be wondering, after this change, who will remain on the staff team? Well, there have been a few changes, including some departures, but we have also brought in a number of quality staff members.
Footzilla, JJ.44, Tevez, Delta
The Staff and their roles
Daniel, Meth, James M, Kmac, Addickted4Life, FMTM, RobA, Sam - FM Areas
Bave - Off Topic
Ben92, Ede - Graphics
Rooland - Databases
We have hired each staff member based on their commitment, work ethic, and effort for this site. We believe the staff team will bring a friendly atmosphere and they will perform their jobs at an exceptional level.
What does this site offer?
The site aims to provide a large number of resources and as much content as possible for you to enjoy. After closing we decided to re-think our site and we felt that the scene needed a content, so we are looking to bring to you tactis, shortlists, databases, graphics and much more. We also aim to provide good discussion and hope to set up a great community and a friendly atmosphere within our site. As part of this FM community, we hope to also keep a great off topic section for you to enjoy!
What type of content will I be able to find here?
Here at DFM we have been working to produce as much content as possible in as many areas as possible.
In the tactics area, a large number of tactics have been produced to suit different styles of play. If you prefer a simple 4-4-2 formation then check out Meth's 4-4-2 Hoops Attacking Tactic. Our very own admin, JJ.44, has been busy too and has produced two tactics that will bring success to your FM or FML side, they are DFM Direct Football 09 and DFM Counter Attacking 09, both differing i style yet both will bring you one thing, success. Another admin and expert tactician Tevez has released Flow '09. If none of these tickle your fancy then be sure to check out and request a tactic using K-Mac's tactical request project thread. Although this project is very different to tactical projects as before. This is where we are producing tactics for individual teams based on their style of play in real life and what suits them in FM, the first one is still WIP, but you can find that here.
The staff team has been busy with writing team and player guides as well. First off are Daniel's Cardiff City Team Guide and A4L's Charlton Athletic Team Guide both written exclusively for DFM. There has been plenty of player reviews released to including Alexis, Alfaro, Busquets and Dani Aquino by Daniel aswell as reviews on Congré and Miranda from Meth. This is a side of our site that we are looking to expand upon in the coming weeks.
In the database section our newest staff member Rooland has been working very hard and has produced a set of databases, first is his fantastic Great Britain Database also he has re-created the 1962 Brazil team for you to play with in his The Retro "Seleção" Database, his final database was another great classic team, this time the 1954 Mighty Magyars side that can be found here as well as those three databases, Daniel (with the help of Bave) has created a club from scratch database, where newly based Three Rivers FC who are owned by legend Peter Schmiechel replace West Brom in the premier league, version 1 of the database is out where you have £150M to buy your squad, click here. So there is something for everyone to download.
Above: DFML'09 Logos and BAN09 Facepacks
The graphics team have been working hard and as you can see above we already have two fantastic exclusive styles ready to download. The first is a logo style: DFML'09, designed and created by our graphics master Ede, he has been working hard and over 15 packs have already been made! The second exclusive is a facepack designed by Ben92: BAN'09, we aim to start making a number of packs soon ready for you to download! If you would like a specific one making, ask in the threads and we will get to work as soon as possible.
Another section of our site that we have are looking to expand upon is our challenge section. We have a mix of official and unofficial challenges for you to get yours hands on. The first official challenge is that of Mission Impossible, this is where you have to keep one of the three promoted clubs in 2010 up, this may not sound hard but when you see there in, its not easy. One of the old favourite challenges is also back, it is that of Unemployed Challenge, this is where you start with a sunday league reputation and try and work your way up the leagues to manage one of the big clubs. There are many other official and unofficial challenges to get your hands on so come over and check us out.
Finally, you maybe wondering why are they using the DFM name on the TG domain its so unproffesional, well this is due to problems out of our hands. Our owner Footzilla is currently having personal problems and he is not able to get on the computer for the current time being, we have his assurance that he will be back in the summer to complete the change over.
So with all this available on DFM be sure to come over and take a look!
Regards, DFM Staff Team