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  1. Some of you may have read my previous posts under the "Your best/longest career?" thread, however I thought this thread would be more appropriate to post my updates, should it be of any interest to anyone... As the title suggests, I am still playing FM11 and am almost at the start of the 2101-02 season and has survived three different laptops. I currently have 5 different managerial profiles on the go. CW and AW have been profiles which have lasted the entire duration of my game to date. CW started out as the manager of Tottenham Hotspur and AW set out as the manager of Shrewsbury Town. These profiles are currently managing the England National Team and newly promoted Championship side Blackpool having had numerous other posts in the 90+ years that the game has been going. RW was added to the game during the 2020's and has been in charge of Fulham since the summer of 2028. Fulham have won the last 52 consecutive Premier League titles, with countless other trophies and honours racked up along the way. During his time with Fulham, RW has had two different stadiums named after him and survived three boardroom takeovers. TW is currently managing Bayern Munich having started out in the 2080's at Shrewsbury Town and guiding them from the National League to the Premier League and EW is currently the manager of Lowestoft Town in the National North following spells at Sutton United and Accrington Stanley. No time has been spent "holidaying" and rather worryingly the game status reads that it has been active for over 365 days...yes over a whole year of gameplay !!!! What's the furthest you have been in a game? What's the most success you achieved during that game? What kept you motivated to continue with that game?
  2. Haven't been on here for a short period...what with the World Cup going on and all that... !!!! Quick update to my previous post... As England, sadly I got knocked out of Euro 2100 in the Semi Finals to eventual winners Italy. However, it has now made me more determined to win the 2102 World Cup !! In the meantime, season 2100-01 has now been completed. Another Premier League title in the bank for Fulham, our 52nd in a row. Made it a double for the season by destroying Championship side Hull City 6-0 in the FA Cup final. Lazio successfully retained the Serie A title, but more surprisingly also managed to win the Champions League, by beating Borussia Dortmund in the final. Lazio disposed of Fulham in the Quarter Finals on away goals, before despatching Dutch giants PSV in the semi's. I subsequently declared an interest in the manager's position at Bayern Munich, after seeing them only manage 4th in the Bundesliga and the manager was swiftly given his marching orders and the Lazio manager was offered the position... Definitely a decision to ponder over before I next load up the game... For Blackpool, following the topsy-turvy 2099-2100 season, I decided to focus on strengthening the defence. I broke the wage structure I had implemented to sign Hibernian's SPL winning Captain, Centre-back Scott McVey and immediately made him my captain. Add to him a selection of exciting, talented prospects and I thought I had a team capable of challenging for the play-offs. I loaned a promising centre-back from Manchester United together with a centre forward from Lazio and the same centre midfielder I had the previous season from Everton. My expectations of reaching the playoffs were exceeded by sitting in the top 2 for the majority of the season, eventually securing promotion with 3 games to go. We finished second behind Ipswich Town, who like us, were also a surprise package, having been tipped to finish mid-table. The season was almost an unbelievable success, having had a crazy run in the League Cup and getting to the final, where we succumbed to a narrow 1-0 defeat to Premiership high-flyers Arsenal. I even managed all this despite my chairman deciding to sell 4 of my first teamers in the January transfer window. I told him exactly what I thought of him and his decisions in the next press conference when asked about it, but still managed to keep my players focused on the job in hand. Now looking forward to the summer break, with a couple of World Cup qualifiers to preside over for England whilst evaluating the Fulham squad, making a decision between staying at Lazio or moving to Bayern and attempting to rebuild bridges between my chairman at Blackpool and assembling a squad capable of consolidating our position in the Championship...
  3. Season 2099-2100 is at an end... Fulham went 26 games unbeaten through to the end of the season and, coupled with a stutter from Chelsea, ended up winning the league by 14 points, scoring 114 goals in the process and finishing with a goal difference of +97. Chelsea managed to cling on to 2nd despite a late surge from Arsenal and Everton secured the final Champions League spot, pipping Tottenham to 4th by virtue of goal difference. I had played weakened teams in both domestic cup competitions and paid the price, being knocked out early on in both competitions. But this was offset by claiming another Champions League trophy, our 43rd, by beating Italian side Genoa in the final. England International John Daniel certainly stepped up to the plate and finished as the Premier League's top scorer, scoring 45 in his 34 league appearances. Lazio kept up their relentless march to the Serie A title until early April when an injury crisis took hold and 3 winnable matches, turned in to 3 games without a win. AC Milan were gaining momentum and with just 1 game remaining, Lazio lead AC Milan by just a solitary point. Lazio had the best head-to-head record between the two, but with Milan entertaining relegation threatened Cesena on the final day, I knew that a win was a must. Lazio's last game saw us away at a club in mid-table and described as one of Lazio's "fierce rivals", Vicenza. The game started so well, from the first real attack in the 4th minute, we scored. Alessandro Corsini netted his 43rd league goal of the season. Five minutes later it was two. That man again with his 44th of the season. Into the 15th minute we headed, we attacked. Roger Nielsen gets to the byline and floats the ball into the box, Robin Castera goes for the ball and ends up on the deck.... Referee says PENALTY !!!!! Alessandro Corsini steps up to complete his hat trick and put the game to bed....and promptly balloons the ball high over the crossbar..... From thereon Vicenza seemed to gain momentum and pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time. The second half was nervy and jittery, chances seemed to come and go and the woodwork came to our rescue right at the death...but ultimately we had done. Lazio were indeed Serie A champions and it was no fluke. 92 points from our 38 games, with Milan just one point behind us and Alessandro Corsini finished as golden boot winner with 44 goals. For me, the most satisfying moment of the season came in the Champions League first knock out round. The draw pitted us against premier league high-flyers Everton. Everton played very well in the first leg at their place, but we were awful. It ended 3-0. Prior to the second leg, the Everton managed commented that his team weren't afraid of us... the comment annoyed me, but I ignored it. I thought I'd let my team do the talking on the pitch...and did we !!! 1-0 up after 3 minutes, 2-0 after 27 and into the half term break. In to the second half and I was urging us forward...BANG 3-0 !! The main man Corsini with his second of the game. We continued to dominate but there was to be no more goals in normal time. Into extra time we went...and Corsini took it upon himself to finish off the tie... with a goal either side of the half time interval. Result, Lazio 5, Everton 0. Aggregate score Lazio 5, Everton 3. Needless to say after the game I made a tongue in cheek comment that I thought the Everton manager was out of his depth... Unfortunately Lazio's Champions League run came to an end at the semi final stage, at the hands of Fulham, but there's certainly no shame in that !! Blackpool on the other hand endured an extremely mixed season, ultimately finishing 14th. When I took over, I promised the fans entertaining, attacking football and that's exactly what they got. By scoring 75 goals, we ended up being the top goalscorers in the league. However what I didn't bargain for was our leaky defence, which let in 82 goals. Only Barnsley and Swansea conceded more and they were both relegated !! Mark Davidson, who I loaned from Fulham finished the season as the divisions' top goalscorer with 31 goals. He will be big shoes to fill next season. One small item left for the season is Euro 2100. Can I win it for host nation England...
  4. I think I went the best part of 12 months without playing my game save a few years ago. This game save was one of the first I got going with when FM11 came out. I seem to remember getting somewhere in the region of the late 2030's and that's when I had a hiatus from playing it for a while and then one day, I randomly remember loading the game up and trying to pick up where I left off, and the rest as they say is history !!!! Trouble is if I tried to list all my managerial jobs and achievements, I would probably end up with an entire thread to myself - with pages and pages of waffle and useless information !! Now in the year 2100, with 4 managerial profiles on the go, I haven't holidayed once and my game time states more than 369 days... Yes, that's effectively a whole year of my life having been spent playing my current FM11 game save !!!!!!
  5. The managerial profiles do not appear to age over 100. The dates of birth remain the same, so in fact I have one profile who is now almost 119, another one who I think is around 116 and the Fulham manager is either just turned 100 or about to !!!!
  6. I always used to, to be honest, but there was just something about this game save that made me keep going. I certainly didn't envisage that when I started it all those years ago, that I would still be going now and I definitely didn't think I would manage the same team for more than 70 (game) years !! My motivation has been to just keep winning and to watch the promising youngsters transform into World Class Internationals thanks, in part, to my man-management !! Ooops... Spot on !! Now amended !!!!
  7. Well I have just reached the end of the century, which just sounds crazy, but yes my game date currently reads 31st December 2099... Fulham currently sit second in the Premier League Table, 3 points behind fierce rivals Chelsea, with Arsenal 3 points behind me and Everton a further point back. In an earlier post, I talked about the possibility of changing my formation, one which has stayed consistent for more than 70 years and I indeed took the plunge and did just that. The change resulted in a 7-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday during it's first outing and has also resulted in a 4-1 win over Arsenal, 5-0 over Southend, 6-0 over Sunderland and, more recently, a 6-1 at Bolton - having been 5-0 up in just 10 minutes !!!! We have however suffered one further league defeat, a 1-0 loss at Leeds. This has left my record standing at 15 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats from my 21 games so far, scoring 59 in the process and conceding 14. We are certainly not missing the goalscoring prowess of Giuseppe Galante though... 22 Year Old England International John Daniel currently tops the Premier League scoring charts after bagging 30 goals in his 19 appearances so far this season. These stats include 3 against Arsenal, 4 against Southend and 5 in the 6-0 win against Sunderland. There are big games coming up in January, most notably Everton away and Chelsea away. No doubt these games will go a long way to determining whether I am able to make it 50 titles in a row or whether there will be a new name on the trophy for the start of the new century... Lazio are fairing better at present and after 18 games currently finds themselves sitting pretty at the top of Serie A, 4 points clear of Milan with Napoli a further 3 points back. The surprise so far this season is the lack of fight from reigning champions Genoa. After remaining unbeaten through the whole of the 2098-99 league season, I expected them to be the team to beat again. This has proved not to be the case so far as they have already lost 5 games this season, including a 3-2 defeat at Lazio, where we secured the winner with the last kick of the game !! We will be trying our best to keep the momentum going in the hope of securing Lazio's first Scudetto since 2090. If I had to sum up Blackpool's season so far, it would be turbulent... We currently sit 13th in the table but a massive 18 points off the playoffs and just 6 points above the relegation zone. We have the second best goalscoring record in the league, but also have the second worst defensive record too. I have not been able to find a defensive combination that works effectively, with both 30+ year old centre backs I recruited in the summer struggling for both form and consistency. My best player so far this season has been 20 Year Old Fulham loanee Mark Davidson he has netted 19 goals in 24 appearances and is doing his level best to haul us up the league, but is badly let down by his defence. With the January transfer window about to open, £300K available in transfer funds and room to maneuver in terms of the wage budget, improving my defence will be the top priority. Four international friendlies have been played since I took over as England boss. Wins were achieved over Chile, Uruguay and Australia, and the year concluded with a 0-0 in Portugal. The draw for the Euro 2100 group stage was made and I will take on Switzerland, Czech Republic and Romania. England currently sit 9th in the FIFA World Rankings with Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany and France appearing above them from the European Continent. Incidently Scotland are ranked 10th !!!! I have a couple more friendlies prior to the tournament, but I already have a good idea as to the make up of the core of my squad, so I will use these friendlies to decide who to take as the backups and squad players. Once again, watch this space...
  8. 2098-99 End of Season update and 2099-2100 commencement... The 2098-99 season ended in mixed fashion. Lazio overcame the odds to win the Coppa Italia, beating Serie A winners Genoa 1-0 in the final. Fulham however were surprisingly beaten 2-1 in the Champions League final by Bayern Munich. England International defender James Davies had an absolute nightmare, being at fault for both goals within the first 15 minutes of the game, from which we never recovered. The wait for a 43rd Champions League trophy goes on at least another 12 months... As expected, the Glasgow Rangers manager was not offered a new contract and subsequently left his position at the end of May. He wasn't unemployed for long as the English FA came calling following the retirement of the previous manager. Admittedly the former Rangers manager was only the FA's third choice for the position, having approached and been rejected by both the Fulham and Lazio managers !! After accepting the position, I was chuffed to find out that England are the hosts for Euro 2100, so there is just the small matter of a number of International Friendlies ahead of me this season, prior to the tournament commencing !! During the close season for Fulham, I took the decision to offload a number of the First Team Squad in order to accelerate the promotion to the First Team of my next "Golden Generation". 27 Year old Italian International Striker Giuseppe Galante, who spent much of last season sidelined by a broken leg, was sold to free-spending Italian Champions Genoa for £45m. 26 Year Old German International Midfielder Helmut Breitkopf also signed for Genoa for £33.5m, whilst the sale of unsettled England International Danny Reynolds to AC Milan raised £40m. In total, £207m was raised by player sales and only £32m was reinvested, primarily in promising youth players. Hopefully the new generation that I have put my trust in will be able to deliver the goods... Although having said that, 7 games in and only 3 wins on the board tells it own story... A number of uninspiring performances have littered the start to the season, culminating in a shock 2-1 defeat away to Shrewsbury Town. As a result we already find ourselves 5 points behind early pace setters Chelsea. This has left me contemplating my first major alteration to the formation in more than 70 years !!!! Hopefully the bad start is just a blip and we can resume normal service sooner rather than later... Lazio's summer was a pretty uneventful one, with no major additions to the squad. As you can see, I spurned the opportunity to manage Barcelona, feeling that I had unfinished business at Lazio. On the playing front, Norwegian International Winger Roger Nielsen returned for his second consecutive season-long loan spell from Fulham and he was joined by Defensive Midfielder Claudio Lodi who will also spend the season on loan from Fulham. 22 Year Old Alessandro Corsini has again been entrusted to lead the line and World Class Burkina Faso goalkeeper Stephane Barro will again be relied upon to keep clean sheets. Hopefully we can defy the odds and mount a serious title challenge this season after being a class below Genoa last season. Finally, a massive overhaul took place at Bloomfield Road. More than 30 players left the club with 25 new players being brought in. The entire backroom staff was changed, new training methods were introduced and 2 new tactics were worked on in training. My aim for Blackpool was to play some attractive, attacking football and entertain the fans, whilst steadily working our way up the league. In terms of the playing staff, pretty much the whole of last season's first team squad was put up for sale and/or offered mutual terminations. I hired five new scouts and immediately sent them out to snuff out the stars of tomorrow. Two promising youngsters who would not have been good enough to make the grade at Fulham was snapped up, as were a number of other promising youngsters who had been released from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Everton and Arsenal. I also scoured the free transfer market for a number of experienced players, snapping up a goalkeeper, two fullbacks, two centre backs and a centre forward who are all aged between 28 and 32. In addition to those, I brought in a highly rated English midfielder on loan from my parent club Everton and raided Fulham for two loanees too. In order to add depth and variety to the squad, on deadline day I loaned a defensive midfielder, surplus to requirements at Lazio and an attacking midfielder/striker from Lazio who was desperate for first team football to progress his career. The 2099-2100 season has started with a mixed bag, with 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats from the opening 10 games. The goals have been flowing in at both ends, so some tightening of the defence as the season progresses is a must. The 10 game of the season saw us defeat my previous club Yeovil 5-2, who following the game sacked my successor !! The season looks like being a struggle for Welsh clubs with the bottom two places currently being occupied by Swansea and Cardiff... For anybody interested in my stories, I will keep you posted as the season progresses...
  9. I don't mind at all, quite enjoy it in actual fact !! Here you go, as you will see the Premier League still maintains an air of familiarity about it, albeit with a few unusual teams in there. Shrewsbury's Premier League status is largely down to me and the meteoric rise from the National League to the Premier League, however since I left the post they have managed to maintain their Premier League status. Hopefully the pictures all upload properly...
  10. As promised, here is the update; 2098-99 season has now concluded, albeit with the Champions League final still to come, which pits Fulham against Bayern Munich. Premier League number 61 is now in the bank, the 49th consecutive title win, along with another Community Shield, another FIFA World Club Cup and another FA Cup. So all in all, another successful season. On a negative note, I have had a falling out with one of my best midfielders. Six months after signing a new contract, England International Danny Reynolds threw his toys out of his pram and demanded a transfer after growing bored of constantly being successful and winning countless trophies...perhaps he's running out of room at home to store them all !! Anyway, we had a public falling out and he has vowed never to speak to me again. This happened on the eve of the Champions League semi final, so he was banished to the reserves for the remainder of the season and my route from here is to obtain the highest possible price for him in the summer. I have several ambitious youngsters chomping at the bit to replace him, so I will not be shedding any tears at his departure. Lazio finished a creditable third after having a nightmare start, so at least Champions League football is on the agenda again for 2099-2100. The Italian Cup final against the Tycoon backed, runaway league winners Genoa beckons. Disappointingly we were ousted from the Champions League at the Semi Final stage by Bayern Munich, making a Fulham vs Lazio final an agonizing arm's length away. Next year perhaps... An interesting development was a job offer out of the blue and on the eve of the Italian Cup final from Barcelona following the retirement of their previous manager. I managed to delay a decision for a week in order to concentrate on preparations for the Cup Final. A big decision is in the pipeline... Should I stay or should I go now... Glasgow Rangers had an extremely disappointing season, thanks in no part to the tight, money pinching board and an injury crisis on a scale I have never experienced before... This lead to a disappointing league campaign which saw us only muster 7th before the league split, leaving us in the relegation group to conclude the season. In addition, disappointing runs in both cup competitions were only offset by a run to the Europa League knockout round, where a young, inexperienced and injury hit were battered by Porto. Unfortunately, this ultimately disappointing campaign looks set to end in an unemployed stint, as my contract runs out in a matter of days and with the manager job status currently reading "insecure" and the offer of a new contract not forthcoming, my relationship with Rangers would appear to be coming to an end. Finally, my fourth profile sat unemployed until Mid-March when I was intrigued by an opportunity to take charge at Yeovil. They had been an aspiring Premier League having been taken over by a Tycoon a few years ago. Despite all their lavish spending and enormous wages, they had remained in the Championship and since the Tycoon withdrew his financial backing, have even had a spell in administration. In Mid-March I read the news that their manager had been sacked. I checked them out to find them sitting 23rd in the Championship and back in administration, with the associated 10 point deduction. I put my name into the hat and was promptly offered the job, on a 3 month contract. I had 13 games in which to turn them around and save them from the drop. Their finances were overdrawn to the tune of over £1m, their wage total was just over £120k per week which meant they were over budget and their 34 year old striker was on £24,500 per week, with their 32 year old centre back on £29,500 per week... Staggering amounts of money considering the plight they were in. I set about offering mutual terminations and whittled their squad down to 20 players, including reserves and youth teamers. I bought in a couple of free transfers in order to bolster a couple of areas and then brought in a loanee from Fulham. Unfortunately morale in the team was at an all time low and we didn't score in the first 6 matches, drawing four of them 0-0 and losing the other two 1-0. Then followed a remarkable turn of events, beating fellow strugglers Bristol City 0-5 at their place and we went on to remain unbeaten in the next 5 games, winning 4 of them. Trouble was the teams around the bottom of the table were also winning and with two games to play we were still 5 points adrift of safety and my last game was away at league winners Sunderland. We won the penultimate game of the season, only to find out at full time that the team in 21st had also won and thus relegated us in the process. The 3-0 loss at Sunderland on the last day was then rendered superfluous. I had a long hard think at full time and resigned from the post the following morning. I was not out of work for long though as opportunities arose to take the reins at both Blackpool, who have been bouncing between League's One and Two just recently and narrowly survived the drop back to League Two on the last day or Watford, who fell through the League One trapdoor. After careful consideration, I plumped for Blackpool and am currently in the process of appointing my own, trusted backroom staff and sorting out which players I will be keeping for my assault on League One. Will be interested to see how Yeovil fare and will be looking forward to locking horns with them. On a side note, Sheffield Wednesday struggled early on in the Championship, but soon got their act together finishing third, behind winners Sunderland and Manchester City. They made their triumphant return to the Premier League by beating West Ham in the play off final. An interesting 2099-2100 season is on the cards. Can Fulham make it 50 in a row? Can Lazio challenge for the Serie A title? Can Blackpool upset the bookmakers and challenge for promotion to the Championship? And what will happen to the Rangers manager...
  11. Brief update; Have just concluded the 2097-98 season, winning my 48th consecutive Premier League title for Fulham. My record of achievement at Fulham now stands at the following; Premier League Titles x 60. Championship League Titles x 1. FA Cup Wins x 36. League Cup Wins x 37. Community Shield Wins x 49. Champions League Wins x 42. UEFA Super Cup Wins x 38. FIFA World Club Cup Wins x 41. Europa League Wins x 1. I still have the four managerial profiles on the go, managing Lazio and Glasgow Rangers alongside Fulham with the fourth profile currently unemployed and looking for a new lower league challenge. Lazio were on hard times, languishing in 17th in Serie A when I took over 18 months ago. I picked them up and finished 8th at the end of that season, which culminated in a Coppa Italia win, thus qualifying us into the Europa League. We went all the way to the final of that competition, only to fall at the final hurdle and suffered defeat to newly crowned La Liga champions Espanyol. After a rebuild over the summer and a few handy loans from Fulham, we were much more competitive in Serie A during my first full season in charge and eventually finished in 3rd place, just 4 points behind the winners. Subsequently, we have a Champions League campaign to look forward to during the 2098-99 season. Glasgow Rangers were also struggling when I took over around the same time as Lazio. They were struggling in 10th in the SPL. Similar to Lazio, I managed to haul them up the table and finish 4th, qualifying for the Europa League for the following season in doing so. We scraped through two rounds of qualifying only to get drawn in the same group as Stuttgart and, yes you've guessed it, Lazio !! We put up a credible fight, finishing with 10 points from the 6 group matches, but it was only good enough for third place, so our European adventure was over. I had hoped to carry out an overhaul of the playing squad during the summer, but this was not possible due to an extremely tight budget. Whereas the likes of Celtic, Motherwell and Aberdeen were spending over £2m/£3m on players, my transfer budget was limited at just £200k, with the wage budget being capped at £150k p/w. Subsequently I had to cut my cloth accordingly and cap my highest paid player to £11k a week. I did manage to use the loan/free transfer markets wisely, but struggled to find a natural goalscorer and as a result I stuttered and stumbled my way to 5th place, a considerable distant behind league winners Celtic. This was enough to qualify for the Europa League again, but I will now have to negotiate my way through 3 qualifying rounds in order to make the group phase. My fourth profile is currently on the look out for a good lower league challenge, either taking a perennial lower league club on an adventure up the league pyramid or to reignite the fortunes of a sleeping giant. The likes of Wolves and Blackburn are currently languishing in League Two, with Brentford and Wigan in the National League, so they are extremely appealing, but I will have to wait and see what the start of the 2098-99 season brings and keep you posted... Finally, an intriguing development saw my beloved Sheffield Wednesday suffer a monumental end of season collapse and suffer relegation from the Premier League for the first time in years. Their finance description currently says "In Debt" and I assume that either a drop into administration or a board takeover are now on the cards, as well as a mass sale of their prized assets. Will be keeping a close eye on developments at Hillsborough in their bid to return to the Premier League at the first attempt. Watch this space....
  12. Keep randomly remembering things from my epic game save !!!! Alongside my Fulham profile, I managed Barcelona for what could have been the best part of 30 years. In what turned out to be my final season in charge, I managed the "perfect league season" of played 38, won 38 I didn't think this was possible, but as the season climax got closer, I realised that it was a huge possibility. So I kept rotating the team, just subtle changes each time and it paid off !!!! After winning the Champions League that same season, I thought what better moment to walk off into the sunset than after a 100% season !!
  13. Further to my previous post, I have just won my 45th consecutive Premier League title and capped the season off by being allowed to keep the UEFA Champions League trophy for an eighth time having won the competition for an historic 40 times !!!! The domination shows no signs of slowing down Forgot to mention in my previous post, probably my most fulfilling achievement to date was taking Shrewsbury Town from Conference National league all the way to the Premier League in the 2080's and then winning the League Cup. Admittedly they were struggling at the bottom of League Two when I took over, and despite bringing in a wave of new players, I was unable to avoid relegation out of the football league, however we bounced back in style by winning the National League with a completely revamped squad. I can't quite remember how many seasons it took me to get to the Premier League, but from memory I seem to remember getting promoted from League Two at the first attempt back and then matching the feat to get promoted from League One at the first attempt, thanks to an injury time winner !! I seem to remember I had a consolidation season in the Championship, before achieving promotion to the Premier League at the second attempt. During this run, I maintained the core of my squad and they steadily improved as the season's progressed. Even when we reached the Premier League, my highest paid player was on £10,000 a week !!!!
  14. Loved reading about some of your game saves I only found it by searching google for longest Football Manager game saves as, believe it or not, I am still playing FM11 and I am currently in the 2094/95 season !! I have four different profiles on the go within that game save and that particular save has lasted through three different laptops !! I started the game with two different profiles as I always liked to start with one high profile team and one lower league team. So my game save started as manager's of Tottenham and my local team Shrewsbury Town. I added a third profile during the 2027/28 season, but after a couple of false starts with teams I was not committed to, I was drawn to and quite enthused at the prospect of reigniting the fortunes of Fulham, who had just suffered relegation to the Championship. I started by shipping out the high earners and built a side which I thought would be capable of challenging for an instant return to the Premier League. Not only did we return to the Premier League straight away, but we did it in style by comfortably walking the league. Anyway, I am still managing Fulham in December 2094 and have dominated world football for years now as a result. We became a successful, profit making club (not very realistic in this day and age!) and during this time I have survived two, possibly three takeovers (can't remember for definite) and have had two stadiums named after me. We have won the premier league for the past 44 consecutive seasons, and for 58 out of the last 59 seasons. Going from memory, I think I have won the Champions League at least 38 times, and have won the FIFA World Club cup on every respective occasion too. I am still as enthusiastic about the game save as if it was day one and have not holidayed once !! I enjoy investing in young, up and coming players with great potential, giving them first team game time as much as possible whilst letting them gain "Home Grown" status. Once this has been achieved, if they are not quite good enough to gain a regular first team spot, they are loaned out to a club who wants them as "valuable first team player". At least this way, they get game time and have the chance to improve and return to challenge for a first team spot. I have never paid a player more than £95,000 a week during my time at Fulham. Sometimes this means I have to pay quite hefty signing on fees and agents fees, but that is a small price to pay to maintain a manageable wage budget. Hopefully folk have enjoyed their game saves as much as I have enjoyed (and still enjoying!) mine !!
  15. Most of the players I remember signing "back in the day" have already been mentioned (the likes of Lunden, Selakovic and Hansson) but I always used to build my defence around a couple of scandinavians....Frederik Risp and Mikael Antonsson. Both high quality central defenders for a small premier league club. Martin Ericsson was a brilliant all round midfielder who chipped in with his fair share of goals too. Mikael Dorsin is probably worth an honorary mention too!!!
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