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  1. CM97/98; Having played and won every thing I could with the team I supported at the time (and still support, to an extent), Man United (it was because of Solskjær, Johnsen, Berg and Nevland of course, not because they were world beaters or something stupid like that! ) I decided I needed a challenge, and decided to play with a team from the lowest division. Indecisive as I am I couldn't decide which team to pick and just went for the first team from that division in the alphabetical list of teams to play with. It was Barnet. Since then I've taken them to Premier league and beyond on CM4, FM06, FM07, FM08, FM09, FM10 and FM11, I've followed almost every Barnet-match since 2000, first via teletext, and most recent via twitter, radio and streams. I've got two Barnet-shirts hanging on the wall in my living-room, one of them being a limited edition-shirt, of which "only" 2013 exists. These days Barnet is the only team that got my full attention, I keep an eye on Man Udts results, but thats all. Domestic football here in Norway I couldn't give a rat's ass about. To complete the circle back to CM9798, the first, and so far only, time I went to see Barnet live, in 2012, I got to meet Scott McGleish and Giuliano Grazioli. Who you may ask? They were imo two of the biggest stars in the 3rd div on CM97/98. Scott played for Barnet in 97, and Graz played for my main rivals Petersborough. They always ended up in "Premier Division", on my most recent save McGleish ended up in Man United and Graz in Liverpool. In real life Scott played for Barnet between 1999 and 2001, and Graz played for us between 2003 and 2008 (and were the main reason we got promoted from the Conference in '05. What were the odds for that those two, 15 years after CM9798 would've returned to Barnet, Graz as and Scott on loan, merely a month before my first visit to the club?
  2. Thank God (atleast Fred seems to think that) FIFA appointed a referee that would buckle under the pressure of officiating Brazil's opening game... Should've given Neymar the red, giving Brazil a free-kick every time a Croat look at them, and ignoring almost every Brazilian foul(what is it now, 15-3 to Croatia re fouls?), and that "penalty" to top it all... Corrupt until proven innocent
  3. I've played this old beauty more than I've played FM14 this year, it never gets old
  4. Get your fact straight, RefereeCuneyt follow 38 "people", the only non Turkish football-related "people" he follows are Real Madrid, Ronaldo, Barelona and Messi. The one thing that puts me a bit of is that he's also following the über Real Madrid biased paper Marca... But I guess he's innocent till proven guilty The one (i believe) you think of, and which follows United news and Roo/Rio, clearly states in it's description that its a "Fake" There, you can now read the second half of the article
  5. I see your goal disallowed for diving and raise you a own goal disallowed for diving
  6. Prev season I had Oxford winning the FA-cup on my save. Fair enough, in the games first 17 seasons they had transformed from a below-average-L2-club to a below-average-Championship-club, finishing 21st, 15th, 16th & 16th their 4 seasons in npC, but there was in no ways an easy draw they got on their way to the trophy. They met 2 npC clubs (Doncaster & Colchester) and 4 PL clubs (Man City, Nottm Forest, M'borough & Cardiff), and only in the 4th round vs Doncaster did they manage to win after 90 mins... 3 went to replay, 2 of those all the way to penalties, and the last 2 were decided in ExT Oh, and in the following season, after spending twice the amount they had spent on all 17 prev seasons on transfers, they managed to get promoted to PL via the play-offs.
  7. Had a lovely little bug in 11.2 that Rochdales (AI team) capacity to be reduced 2-3 times each season between 2011 and 2020 (when I installed 11.3), at the start of the game capacity was ~10k, at it lowest is was down to 2570 10 seasons, and 4 expansions later they're up to a capacity of 8198
  8. First match of the season 2028/29. I (Barnet) was facing North London big brother Arsenal. Arsenal has been a stable top 3 team ever since I started the save, and Barnet has just stabilized themselves as a mid table team. A week before te game My keeper and star midfielder got injured, my right back was out with suspension, and to make matters even worse my - by far best- striker was playing in the Olympics. Due to some other injuries and another olympic call-up I was only able to field 4 players on the bench, 3 of them with a total of 4 premier league starts between them. Arsenal were only missing an average right-back, and needles to say, I was expecting a real trashing... And trashing it was, just not in the way i thought:D (Imagine how angry I was when Arsenal scored with their last kick on the ball^^) But... The next round all was back to normal, Arsenal won 5-1 over N Forest, and I lost 0-4 against Man City, and Arsenal went ahead of me on the table on goal difference...:o
  9. Barely visible, but pre 5/27 I paid 50k p/m, because of my great financial status (was making money each month, and had 21 millions in the bank) they decided to get rid of the debt 5 years early.
  10. "The chairman and Paul Fairclough have made numerous attempts to strengthen the squad, including players from the top echelons of the English game down to the Football Conference South. However, a number of agents see Barnet FC's plight as an opportunity for them to make a handsome fee; one deal for a Conference South striker was scuppered when the agent demanded an "80%" sell on fee!" Would say that the agents are as broken IRL as they are in the game...
  11. _____________GK Free____________ RB Free__CB Free___CB Free__LB Free ____________DM Free_____________ ________CM Free___CM Free________ AMR Free_________________AML Free ___________ FWD Free_____________ SUB1 Trainee SUB2 Free SUB3 Free SUB4 Free SUB5 Trainee SUB6 Trainee SUB7 Trainee SUB8 Trainee SUB9 Free SUB10 Free SUB11 Free SUB12 Trainee SUB13 Free total: £0 avg: ~£0 Playing as barnet, currently 2019/20, lying 6th in L1
  12. Afaik this has always been in the game (new technology means that the high tech training center whit "Super-astro-turf that you built in 2015 and was the best facilities avaiable at that time (20/20), in 2023 they developed the new "Ultra-astro-turf", and compared to that your "SAT" is only 17/20, to again get 20/20 you'll have to upgrade to "UAT". Ofc "decay" also plays a part). The only difference with FM2011 is that they've made a news item about it:)
  13. Playing as Barnet I resigned Adomah on a free at the start of the 3rd season, in 130 league-games he's got 31 goals, 18 assist and 13 MoMs, and he is the main reason I managed a 3rd spot in my first season in League 1
  14. He was tackled from behind 1 on 1 with the goalie, and my def sent the ball straight into his own goal. To bad the striker went for a penalty....
  15. Hodgson came 4th, 2nd & 6th in the league before he retired, won champions league 2011, and came second 2012, reached two semi finals in th FA-cup and won World Club Ch'ship 2012. That was apparently enough success for the Liverpool board, so in 2013 they hired.... Rafa Benitez.... (Got the sack halfway through the second season managing Inter, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in the first 14 Serie A games) He seems to continue where he left off, and won only 1 of 6 pre-season friendlies, and lost in the EURO cup 3rd qual round vs the mighty Strømsgodset