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Swindon69

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    I'm in the hall of shame in FM08 - most goals scored by a relegated team - 101

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  1. Swindon69

    FM18 Youth Academy Challenge

    2019/20 SV Grodig - Sky Go Erste Liga (2nd Tier Austria) Well this was a turn-up for the books I managed to finish first and clinch promotion to the top flight. My top scorer from last season refused to sign a new contract and in January signed a pre-contract deal with another second tier side as he thought my squad wasn't strong enough to meet his ambitions. The less said about the Cup the better - I got knocked out in the 3rd round by a top-flight team, I knew it wasn't going to be my day when we took the kick-off and the ball bounced off the back of one of my players to set up their first attack. The youth intake wasn't very inspiring only 3 players with any real potential. Two of my intake from last year played a bigger part then previously planned due to quite a high number of injuries. I have a horrible feeling I'm going to get heavily tonked in the top flight.
  2. I'm currently giving the Youth Academy challenge a go - I had lost my motivation so delved into the challenge section of the forum.
  3. Swindon69

    FM18 Youth Academy Challenge

    2018-19 SV Grodig Sky Go Erste Liga (2nd Tier in Austria) Well it was an interesting season for the Village People, we failed miserably in the Cup but I did guide them to 5th in the end. At various points in the season I was only able to name 15 players (including two goalkeepers on the bench), fortunately we didn't suffer too many long term injuries. I got the board to agree to upgrade both the training facilities and the youth facilities, so they'll lift up from Basic and Adequate respectively, they also agreed to increase spend on junior coaching and youth recruitment. Youth Intake The first years intake produced a 2 star 4 star potential goalkeeper and a defensive midfielder and a 1 star 3 star potential forward. (The youth intake arrives after the squad registration window closes so they can't be used in the season they come through) Various images to follow including the transfer screen.
  4. Swindon69

    FM18 Youth Academy Challenge

    Thank you - oh another thing I've recently discovered - if you have 12 Austrians in a match day squad for 8 out of the last 9 games you get £376k.
  5. Swindon69

    FM18 Youth Academy Challenge

    This is my first go at this challenge in Austria, so a heads up to anyone else thinking of going to Austria there's a few things I've found. 1 - You start off with a massively lower rep then your players. 2 - You can only play players registered in two periods and your youth intake comes outside of the window and can't be used in that season.
  6. Swindon69

    FM18 Youth Academy Challenge

    Got fed up with my other saves - so I return once more this time as the manager of Sportverein Grodig known as the "Village People" in the 2nd tier in Austria.could be interesting as i start with 2 rb 2 cd and 3 lb
  7. Swindon69

    Ground capacity issue

    Yes I was - there was also nothing in the facilities to indicate a reduction.
  8. Swindon69

    [Greece] (Official) League Specific Issues

    None of my signings made in the initial pre season can be registered - plus I'm having the same issue re u20's.
  9. The report states my odds are 150-1 yet the predicted finish table shows me as 850-1.
  10. I've had a news report stating that my upcoming game is a sell out with 225 people expected to attend but my grounds capacity is 6,350 all seater?
  11. Swindon69

    Silly Question from Journalist

    The press interactions are just mince.
  12. I can't decide if the defending is awful at times or if the 3d representation is simply shockingly poor.
  13. A genuinely interesting read - good luck for next season.
  14. Just had an interesting conversation with my right back - I warned him about his drop off in performance, to which he replied that his for had been ok. Looking at it 5 games ago he got a 7.4 then he got a 6.8 the last three games a 6.2 - it looks like a drop off to me.
  15. Swindon69

    Defending throw-ins

    It would be useful to know what determines how you line up to defend attacking throws.
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