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    28 year old Player/Manager of my local side. NCFC home & away season ticket holder. Father of a beautiful 1 year old baby boy. Have a beautiful missus. lucky guy.

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  1. thanks for the reply. Really appreciated. Really dunno what to do for best. As long as I can run the game relatively quickly (even after 4-5 seasons), can use a decent amount of faces from facepacks and run a large amount of countries & leagues ill be happy. I understand im potentially asking a lot but it was what I always did prior to fm13 an it ran a dream.
  2. Wow this is confusing! All these posts but nobody seems to have a suggestion that appears more than the other. Obviously because its more down to personal pref and needs etc...but ive just spent over an hour just researching on this forum alone! Wont pretend to be overly tech minded but im seriously looking to purchase a new laptop. I performed a sin and DIDNT buy a FM(formerly Champ) for first time in my 29 year old life last season, skipping FM14. I told many people it was because ive always been a slider tactics kinda guy and shouts put me off, but deep down it was because my laptop simply wasnt up to task. I dont have hour upon hour to spend on FM, usually trying to fit an hour or 2 here and there most nights after my boys in bed etc. I dont tend to play many saves an stick to just 2-3 long term saves every edition of FM and obviously after time the game seriously slows down but on my laptop its past a joke now. Literally 4 seasons into a save an going day to day takes an eternity (talking 10 mins min usually and thats at best). Currently using my old Dell Inspiron 1545, Intel Core2, Duo CPU T6600, 4GB, 550gb which is pretty dated. Not got a massive budget sadly as money needed elsewhere, with £550 really being about it tops. Any recommendations folks?
  3. True, Maybe come fm15 Ill give it a whirl. Whats the worst that can happen I get the feeling I will prefer the full fat game though as opposed to a diet version. Just miss the good old days when I could literally load the full game, with a million and one facepacks loaded, kits, logos etc...the lot and it still fun fine well into 10 game years etc. The basis of the games still the same and human team building will always eventually beat AI team building.
  4. I avoid philosophies where possible. More trouble than they are worth. I always look to build with youth whether its through academy or purchasing youth potential talents. However I never ask for that as a philosophy for reasons like you've mentioned. My 3 tactics I often use see us creating many chances per game but never dominating possession. I've had issues where the board have complained at me for not playing attacking football like my philosophy says despite winning constantly 3,4,5-0 each week and walking the league.
  5. In response to the original posters post i've not gone back, i've simply not moved forward. I hate admitting it but at 29 years old FM14 is the first fm/cm ive not purchased in my life. Each new edition has knocked my love of the game slightly and I genuinely didnt want to spend money (at a time where money is tight for everyone) on the latest version and have my love for the franchise knocked further. As a rule I always purchase around December/January time when hopefully all major bugs are patched etc + ive had enough time to get together the latest facepack, logos etc. This Fm though I was noticing more and more people complaining and moaning. It worries me more than a large portion of those unhappy were older players like myself. I know I fall foul of the "dont judge until you try" line but im usually a 1-2 long term saves kinda guy and ive continued playing fm13. My issues with the game are due to me being stuck in a kind of catch 22. I miss the ease in which I use to fly through seasons as a child. I know their is the FMC mode but I have issues with OCD and likely am the biggest stato freak in the world. I like to play the game with nearly every league loaded, as many players as possible and start at the bottom somewhere ive never heard of and work my way up and potentially round the world. I have a pet hate of the old greyed out name players an should I click a random 2nd tier Swedish side....I want to see real players there etc. On older editions of FM (11 + 12 etc...) I could run virtually all the leagues with no delay. Obviously times change and tech advances but im running a fairly decent machine and even fm13 takes forever to process between days once you're a couple of seasons into a save. Im truly scared to think how FM14 would perform for me. Ive just got use to my FM13 save taking a while now and i'll be doing other stuff while waiting a few minutes to process. I wont get into the arguement regarding shouts and the bars being taken away. Ive never used shouts. While plug and play style isnt "real to life" like some get wound up about, I just enjoyed that way of playing the game. Like I said im a bit OCD with those things and enjoyed tinkering and adjusting things to effect the game etc. My next bit of OCD is I like everything to be up to date or as near to it as possible. While I've seen others go back to the wonderful fm11 and such I just dont think I could do it. Not just because my beloved NCFC will be back in the championship average as anything but so many other players and stats blah blah blah will be vastly out of date. All this said ill likely purchase fm15 and give it a try but I do miss the old days. New features are great but do feel some of the aspects that made the game gain a cult following have been lost along the way. Apologies for the whaffle guys.
  6. Pleasantly surprised by this thread. Was a bit worried at first with a career starting on international rep with a genuine real life superstars as user name. Gotta say its been superb though! As a NCFC season ticket holder its also been nice to see NCFC doing so well in the league (until the last few posts).....The games presenting us like we and media all thought we'd be. Decent squad and great summer signings etc....sadly in real life we had a decent squad with great summer signings......but a clueless defensive numpty in charge. Is Hughton still in charge of NCFC on the game? Manager of England & Utd at same time? Thinking of giving one up? Keep up the good work chap!
  7. Like it alot chap! Different and makes you stand out from the pack! Ill admit I was waiting for a troll with too much time on their hands to translate that German News article and say that had nothing to do with you signing a new contract but glad nobody did! Keep up the good work. Usually I only read career threads of those who start at the very bottom and go on a journey etc but Ive really enjoyed yours. Very nicely set up, colourful and easy to read. Keep up the good work. Look forward to checking back in a few weeks and seeing what progress you've made. Got a sneaky feeling a German Title is heading Wolfy's way!
  8. My theory had always been my age. At 28 ive got a missus, a child, a house, a mortgage, I manage a real life football club, etc....and therefore of course have less time to play FM. So maybe im partially jealous of those younger than me (like my brother) who live at home and can play FM for hour after hour and thats soured my view point on the latest FM's. At the same time though as someone who has far less time than I use to for FM I find every new release much less 'pick up and play' if you get me. I understand FMC is there but I simply prefer the full fat game....just maybe not the changes or new features that continue to appear with each release. I feel bad as FM14 is the first FM/CM ive never purchased but while I have been exceptionally busy in my personal life its not like im as upset as I thought id be about not purchasing it yet. Likely wait for FM15 now but dont think I can face seeing NCFC in the championship again for another 15 editions of FM :'( Ive not spoiled the story for myself so im not going to read on from my last comment and see what progress you've made. Half wondering whether a change of country will have occured as well! Keep up good work chap!
  9. A blooming long time! Too long infact. I play with commentary only as well with just goal highlights on. My poor old laptop is likely older than I think though so processing time has increased massively, especially as for realism I play with a fair few leagues and players loaded. Im very OCD with details. I spend literally hours in pre-season for example going through players, scouting records & then narrowing my shortlist down to no1,2 & 3 targets. Add the fact im now 28 and have a son, a home, a missus etc...and by the time I get a chance to play FM (usually during Depression Street & the other rubbish on tele) I get about an hour before im simply too tired. Im jealous of those with super computers who fly through season after season like theirs no tomorrow.
  10. Superb career chap! Spent a boring hour at work this afternoon reading your career thread. Just the kinda thing ive been looking for to pass the boring hours! Prefer reading in one big chunk as well. Few questions though if you dont mind me asking. I notice lots of improvements to stadia behind the scenes at the training ground and such but have the board considered improving the stadium yet? Noticed your now filling the stadium week in week out, plus I did a multimap search for the stadium and it certainly seemed like it had seen better days lol! Like yourself I cant understand why you'd need undersoil heating. Not much of a frost in the South of Italy. In the north its normal to get high amounts of snow etc. Wondering whether its a requirement of being in Serie A maybe? Is your English based chairman still large and in charge? From a business POV I must say you appear to have run the club perfectly, and this is likely why your chairman is able to increase your budget consistently. Rare thing to see these days in FM as judging by most peoples career threads its easy to achieve success but not as easy to get the club 1# out the red and further more 2# WAY out the red. You've achieved massive profits while in reality never spending a bulk of your budget. Superb stuff. Keep it up
  11. Very good read chap! Said a similar thing earlier in another thread but its so re-freshing to rear a career story that isnt just 'success,success,success' and by 2015 you have the best team thats simply unbeatable etc. I find it far more interesting reading not only about your good points in the tale but the low points as well and how you deal with them etc. Credit to you for that. If I had to try find a negative point in your superb career thread it be I personally prefer a bit more visual aid (pictures of the team, players, stadia etc...). Other than that the only negative is im up to the current day now so Ill have to wait a while until you've uploaded more. lol. Keep up the good work.
  12. Good stuff to read chap. Glad you got revenge after missing out on promotion first time round. How has Dillon progressed at celtic so far? What happened to the 500k burning a hole in your pocket? notice you didnt spend it?
  13. Superb thread chap! Honestly can't praise it enough. Really interesting read full of highs like the league form and lows being the cruel exit from the champions league after a great effort. Thats what has drawn me to your thread. While I dont tend to contribute my own career happenings in my own long term save I enjoy reading how others who tend to play long term saves do. What makes me stop reading other career posts is people who basically get immediately success and within 5 mins have won everything there is to win. Not because those people are not achieving great things but its just nice to read a more 'real' story full of bad times as well as good times. Keep up the good work chap. Only thing i'd like to see more of is pretty pictures (stadia, facilities etc...) & maybe some kind of unique section in your monthly summary. Like what others have done with your own personal award of the month or something totally new. Cant wait to check the site again and see where your careers taken you itchy feet or are you looking to take a few more steps in the Champions league before moving else where? Any preference on next destination? Spain, Italy, England?
  14. Well done chap. Looking good and the best part is you've not made it to Ipswich yet long may that continue for my enjoyment of the thread. On serious note I dont blame you going back a few FM's. FM14 is the first FM ive not purchased for as long as I can remember and at 28 years old its been alooooooong time. FM13 really killed alot of my enjoyment and while im still playing my long term save on fm13 I do miss fm11-fm12 etc. All went down hill from there imo. keep up the good work chap.
  15. Ive tried raising this issue with american MLS fans for ages pleading with them to take up the European date format but it falls in deaf ears. What happened in yours (and my) saves Jogo Bonito is an issue in real life too. Prime example for me is Robbie Keane. Hes passionate about playing for his country and travels on the regular around the world back and forth even for a friendly because it means that much. This very often means he will either finish a game for Galaxy, jet straight off, play for Ireland and then fly right back and either be a# shattered for his MLS game, or b# miss the MLS game all together as hes traveling still. Not ideal and it can cost you key points through losing half your players. Like wise it causes issues for national teams during friendlies because they suffer from lots of players pulling out as they have key league games in the MLS to play. good luck with your ssave Hoarau, by playing as a Canadian side you also have more confusing rules to learn than just being an american club but once your up to speed with the rules you'll be fine. Keep an eye out for up and coming wonder kids but they can only take you so far as when they become too good you end up having to sell and due to MLS holding the rights you wont see the full transfer fee value. Also keep an eye out for Premier league, Serie A, etc....experienced vets, who maybe are not up to the premier league levels anymore but will be more than good enough for the MLS and hopefully still have those amazing high 15+ attributes in the right areas. Like I previously said Zlatan is destroying the MLS on my save & Tim Howard is a god in goal!