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  1. Callum Gribbin - It says on my save he's unavailable from Oct 2018 to June 2019, anyone know why this is the case?
  2. Probably one for the lower leaguers here, but has anyone else found their senior team and youth team(s) having fixtures scheduled at the same ground on the same day? Is it a bug that this is happening or just something to annoy some of the more particular amongst us?
  3. As above, is there any way to view how many penalties a goalkeeper has saved? Either in a season or throughout their career?
  4. Title effectively sums up my predicament. My staff numbers for both my under 23 and under 18 sides have disappeared from the panel in the boardroom, and when offering contracts the numbers are inaccurate also. I've tried changing to a different skin but that's not helped just yet. Anyone got an idea on what else to try next? EDIT: It's only in one save game, just tried another and it's all fine.
  5. Really like i, but when I come to download it, it won't let me unzip the file for use. Any ideas on a fix for this or if I'm just unlucky?
  6. I’ve got a player who is natural in both the AML and WBL positions. My formation doesn’t have any AML positions but we do have an WBL which is where he finds himself. He’s currently set to be part of the offensive unit during training but I could really do with him being in the defensive one, is there any way in which I can change the one he trains in?
  7. Does anyone have any tips for making my team more defensively solid? A bit of info below... Managing Stoke in my second season, still in the prem Worst defense so far this season (28 games), third worst last season Tried a 442 flat formation but didn't provide results I/the board want so have gone to a 5-2-1-2 Most of my goal assist conceded are from through balls, so have tried 'drop deeper' team instruction
  8. I'm currently managing in the Ryman premier league(downloaded an add-on) and am expected to be winning the league or at least be up there competing. I've also been quite successful in the cups, reaching the 3rd round of the FA cup, 2nd round of the FA trophy an 4th round of the ryman league cup, wreaking havoc on my fixture schedule(been playing twice a week all season and will be doing so until the 20s of March, assuming I progress no further). My success has meant that in October, November and December(up to the 20th) I've only played 6 league games, four of those in October, and as such I've slipped down the table to 10th. My players and fans aren't too happy with this, despite being one point behind 9th place with 8 games in hand, just 7 points off the play offs with 6 games in hand and 15 behind 1st with 7 games in hand. Any ideas on how to keep everyone happy with these bizarre situation?
  9. A bit of a pain that scout reports aren't completing properly for me but, I updated when my current save was on the 31st December where I'd lost the past six, but I'm now into mid March and am unbeaten this year. Swings and Roundabouts
  10. Cheers gents, my coach report said he;s got decent versatility so I'm hoping it works out well.
  11. Does anyone have much/any experience of completely retraining a player from one position to another? I've just signed Falkirk LB Luke Leahy for my Peterborough side in League 1. Some of his defensive stats are below... Marking - 7, Tackling - 10, Anticiaption, Concentration and Positioning ALL 8. Whereas some of his attacking attributes are below here... Dribbling - 12, Finishing - 14, First touch - 11, Composure and Off the Ball - 13. Clearly his attributes are more suited towards a forward player rather than a defensive one and as such I'm completely transforming him to an attacker. Am I likely to be successful with this attempt or not? So far he's got 3 in 6(1 one of which he was left back) already so I'm quietly confident if he becomes natural or accomplished I'm onto a winner.
  12. First off either Peterborough or Man Utd, then once the editor forum starts to fill up and a lower league file is available, I'll hop to Havant and Waterlooville who now reside in the Isthmian league. After that who knows.
  13. RE "Hey, do you know whats happened to the girls at the nursery? I've just been told I need to get there as soon as I can but I've been told nothing else by the staff." CE "It's 5AM, hun. Sorry I don't, they've not sent me anything just yet. Can you let me know whats going on once you get there?" At this moment in time I was doing nothing to dispel the opinion that professional footballers aren't the sharpest tools in the box. Chelsea was over in America for work and that I meant I was the primary carer whilst she's away. If ever there was a time for her to be in the UK this I'd say was definitely it. Or for her to give birth to our next child who's not too far away from coming out either. Long story short, she needed to be here with me and the kids but her dulcet tones has meant that she's over making use of them in not only a different country but a different continent. It was a 10 minute drive to get to the nursery from the training ground, which gave me 10 minutes to be worrying about what had happened to either Katie or Amelia with little else to distract me other than Jess Glynne being played on Radio 1. Hold my hand the song in question which I find quite catchy and bop my head along to sometimes, hoping that I don't get caught doing so by anyone that can see me, whether someone else in the offices or the driver in the car alongside me on the road. I soon arrived at the school the nursery is based at and walked into the reception area where I was greeted by one of the staff with a smile. She can't have been long out of education herself, perhaps 21 or 22 at most, but despite potentially having some bad news to share with me she was rather positive which is something that anyone would notice. JA "Hi Ryan, I'm Jade, one of the nursery nurses here today." She offered her hand out to shake mine. RE "Nice to meet you to. What've I been asked to come in for, has something bad happened to Katie or Amelia?" JA "Unfortunately Amelia has been complaining of a sore stomach all morning and has just been sick before we rang you. She's just been sick again a few minutes ago too as well. Katie hasn't been sick but is quite distressed at seeing her sister being ill in this way so they're both off with other members of staff being looked after and cheered up." RE "So what should I do right now?" JA "Well I'm no medical nurse or anything like that so I'd just recommend taking at least Amelia home, if not Katie as well to see if it settles down over the next 24 hours. If it doesn't there'll be medical professionals who can help you with where you should go from there. But yeah take the girls home and let Amelia rest up." RE "Okay thank you. Can I go and see the girls quickly then we'll get going off home." JA "Of course, just this way." I was led through the playground where the rest of the children were outside playing in the sun through to the actual building where Katie was sat in one corner with a nursery nurse and some toys, whilst Amelia was in the opposite corner looking rather under the weather. Katie was the first to notice me and came running up to me, shouting 'Daddy' and swinging her arms up in the air as she arrived, her go to move when she wanted picking up off the floor into my arms, and I was happy to oblige. Amelia however was less responsive, she stayed almost perfectly still despite all that was going with me and Katie just a few metres away. I left Katie with Jade to start putting her shoes back on whilst I went over to Amelia. I picked her up but was almost immediately met by tears flowing from her eyes, holding as close as humanly possible whilst Katie slowly came over with her bag on her back. See grabbed my spare hand after flinging Amelia's bag over my shoulder and we walked back out to my car for the ride home.
  14. Today marked my next meeting with my backroom team to go through numerous topics on our agenda. This was including a wide variety of topics, ranging from our game on Saturday against Oldham, our game on Saturday against Dagenham and changes to the training schedule. A further key talking point is our plan for the playing squad next season, with players out of contract soon who we need to either offer new deals to or tell players that come the 1st of July, they'll have no part to play at the club, as well as looking at players at other clubs we could target to add to our ranks. TM (Scout Tommy Mooney) "Dagenham played fairly well last time out. They like to keep the ball amongst their defenders quite a lot but without really pressing forward and putting the opposition under pressure. A lot of the time their midfield just gets bypassed though, the ball just going over the top to their strikers to either run onto or hold up for others. Normally in a 4-4-2 formation, they go for a little and large striker who are responsible for either holding up or running onto the ball. Jamie Cureton is one you've probably all heard off, he's normally holding the ball up slightly more but that doesn't mean he can't be ignored at other points, he's fairly clinical in the penalty area." RE "What about that Jones lad, Jodi I think his first name is?" TM "He's the other half of their front two. Very fast lad and is quite capable on the ball. He'll normally be running onto any balls that are played over the top but he is also quite adept at dropping off towards the midfield a little also to collect the ball and drive forwards towards the defenders. Also fairly likely to create something out of nothing, if I had to rate his flair out of 20 he'd easily be a 16, if not higher. Technically, probably his dribbling or kicking technique are his strong points. Ash Hemmings on their wings is also one to look out for, also quite a fast lad and is particularly tricky to deal with. Exceptional dribbling and also quite good at crossing in to the middle. Nyron Nosworthy helps keep their defence in line, but he's not the fastest and we can definitely exploit that on him." I'll skip the part where we went over our previous game against Carlisle. Not much was really to be said about it, just watching the 'highlights' of the game, not that when you lose the game you can call it highlights. We moved on swiftly to plans about next season with the playing staff being the main focus of our attention. Big decisions had to be made about what our plans were whichever level we found ourselves in and I wanted to start this all off sooner rather than later. Just as we began however, I received a phone call asking me to rush to the local hospital, something had happened at the nursery.
  15. Today's game was very much my hardest task as a manager. The majority of the games so far have been against clubs competing at the top of the table and very much with their final fate still to be decided, as such these games were by no means easy matches for 24th out of 24 Crawley Town. Today we placed host to yet another team with things still to play for, second placed Carlisle United, who still had a slim chance of finishing top of the table but also with a chance of slipping down to the play off places. Yet another team who who had to take the game seriously and weren't already thinking of their holidays to the Caribbean that would be taking place in just two or three weeks. The positions in the table would very much suggest that the game was going to be very difficult, never mind upon further inspecting some of the finer details. An example being that the club are not only top scorers in League 2, but in the whole of the Football League. You'd have to drop down to the Southern League Premier to find a side who has scored more than them. Inspection number two also informed me that the team has the second best defence in the league but only by a matter of three goals, again a further challenge for our somewhat low scoring attack to get past. The third was closely linked to the second, Carlisle have the most clean sheets in the league. To counter this, throughout the past 43 games we've fired the most blanks in the league this season. I won't bore you with the rest, but we're up against it. Think about being in a boat that more resembles a large sieve, in a storm and without any paddles to propel you forward. Don't forget you can't swim and don't have a life jacket. Jimmy Smith had his ban extended for an extra 2 matches following his recent red card, meaning he would miss this afternoon's fixture and in the relegation clash against Dagenham and Redbridge next week. Callum Preston continued in goal, whilst it was up to Bawling, Yorweth, Bradley and Liddle as the main men to protect him. Gwion Edwards and Roarie Deacon continued on the right and left wings respectively, flanking myself and Si Walton who occupied the middle. Lee Barnard was partnered in attack by Darren McQueen. News broke to us after 6 minutes that there had been some development in the game between next weeks opponents Dagenham and their opponents today Plymouth Argyle. Jodi Jones, hotly tipped to win an ward for youth in the Football League, opened up the scoring to give Dagenham the lead after 5 minutes. A minute later however Daniel Nardiello's strike was made known to us as he'd just equalised. It took 21 minutes for anything of real note to happen in our game, that being the somewhat unsurprising news that Carlisle had taken the lead. Asamoah collected the ball just inside our half but disappointingly found himself in plenty of space. Jabo Ibehre made a run towards our goal that Asamoah spotted and passed to him expertly. He powered his shot home past Preston to increase their goal tally for the season once again. I was disgusted at our defence and my counterparts in midfield at the complete lack of positional sense that we found ourselves in, with far too much time afforded to Asamoah to do his thing. The 41st minute brought about two items of note. The first being Nardiello scoring again to put Plymouth 2-1 up in London. The second being Ibehre scoring again. Balanta played a great lobbed through pass to Gillead who had run in behind our defence. Preston came running out to close him down, before Gillead softly rolled the ball across the goal where Ibehre passed into the empty net to double his tally for the afternoon. My complaint this time was that I didn't clatter Balanta when I had the chance just before he played in Gillead. Half time soon followed where the riot act was read to them and I broke a fridge door off, meaning our energy drinks for after the game probably won't be chilled. After the 53rd minute we further compounded our misery as we went 3-nil down. Yorweth fouled Joyce on the edge of the area which gave Grainger a chance from the dead ball situation. The drove the ball in low at around knee level, where it Yorweth on the edge of the wall on his right knee. The ball rolled out to Balanta whose driven shot was well saved by Preston but Ibehre was again on hand to score his third goal. Unlucky for Preston but that's just the way the cookie has crumbled on all too many occasions this season. These were followed up by McQueen and Liddle being replaced by Fenelon and Wyatt in straight substitutions. It was Fenelon who had a part to play in the 58th minute where our first goal of the day arrived. Bradley played a long ball up to Barnard who held the ball up well despite challenge from the centre back marking him. Fenelon collected the ball from Barnard and ran forwards towards the goal. He however got tackled well by the other centre back but the ball rolled out to Deacon on the left. Roarie then lofted the ball across the box to the onrushing Edwards who volleyed home with no challenge. 10 minutes later though and a 3 goal lead was once again established by the Cumbrian outfit. Bradley this time took his turn to commit a foul on the edge of our penalty area, this time Ibehre being the man on the receiving end of a strong tackle. Grainger again stood up to the task, this time opting for a more airborne shot. Again driven, this time the ball arrowed towards the top left corner of the goal. The ball swerved a fair bit and this caught Preston out as the ball beat him into the back of the net. Their joy was short lived however. Straight from the kick we launched a counter attack down our right hand side with Bawling and Edwards combining. It was Edwards who got the assist for the goal, a strong dribble took him past Grainger at left back and crossed in to the middle. Fenelon beat his marker to the ball and scuffed the ball home from 3 yards out to give us another chance of a comeback. Just 3 minutes later and we clawed another goal to make it 4-3 to the visitors. I collected the ball in midfield and saw the run of Barnard who had set off behind the defence on our right hand side. His first touch my my lofted pass took him wider than hoped and allowed Grainger to make up a bit of ground on him. Lee then crossed in towards the back post where Fenelon was running in. He rose highest to head home via the underside of the crossbar. We were within touching distance of an equaliser and the momentum of the match was very much in our favour. Momentum and luck however were not on our side in the 76th minute, just 4 minutes later. Our penalty area very much resembled a pinball machine with the ball cannoning off a good four or five players before it got loose out to the sides. Asamoah however was the lucky gentleman to have the ball fall to him and he coolly passed into the area again where Hery had found space. His first time shot from just next to the penalty spot beat Preston in goal to establish a 2 goal lead for Carlisle that made our job just that extra bit harder. Soon after this Rooney replaced Deacon on the wing. In the 50th second of the minimum of 60 seconds of injury time we had another chance fall our way. Barnard played Fenelon through on goal but his shot went just over the crossbar in yet another clear chance for us to score, but to no avail. The ball made its way back from the fans and onto the pitch as the clocked ticked into its 91st minute. The ball was kicked from the goal kick just before the referee blew to bring the proceedings to a close. I shook hands with my opposite number before returning to the dressing room immediately and as such I'd have to wait until my Monday to get the overall consensus of the fans feelings about the game, but they were probably quite guessable. Rather disappointed at our lack of clinical finishing and general haphazard style to playing Football. All of this despite playing second in the league and being the first to score 3 goals against them all season. At around half 5 that afternoon the news broke that fellow relegation rivals had sacked their manager Warren Feeney, with one the club coaches stepping up to the head honcho role for the final two games of the season. The first question in my press conference focused on this news. DA "Ryan, Newport have sacked their manager Warren Feeney in the past few minutes. What do you have to say about this?" RE "No manager likes to see others lose their jobs and I feel for Warren at this time. But the board at Newport feel it is the right thing to do for the club at this moment in time." DA "How will it affect Crawley as a club, with Newport also fighting for their lives but now being without a manager to guide them through the next couple of season defining games?" RE "All we will do is focus on our games and our games alone. We can't control what happens over in Wales, but we can control what happens here in Crawley, so that's what we're going to do. KJ "Today marked your first defeat as a manager, how does that feel?" RE "Obviously I would have liked to have won today, that goes without saying. Carlisle are a very strong side though and the league table shows that. Teams that are second place with two games to go are going to be good sides and as such we need to bear that in mind. We were the first side to score 3 goals against them this season which is a positive and something to give us hope. There were lots of positives in our game today that we can take on into future matches. We just need to be more clinical with the chances that we get and if that had happened throughout the season, we wouldn't be in this position that we're in now." KJ "You spoke there about missing chances. Is there anything that you put that down to?" RE "Not easily I don't think so. It's not down to a lack of experience and not down to older players being past it. Maybe goalkeepers playing well in a game against but in all honesty it's a whole combination of reasons for us to not be doing so well this season. Putting all the blame on a select few players won't be of any help at all and would in my opinion only further compound our misery rather than to improve our scenario."
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