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  1. Velodromè

    [FM17] Against All Odds - USL Dunkerque

    Congratulations on the new stadium, really about time.
  2. Velodromè

    [FM17] Against All Odds - USL Dunkerque

    This is brilliant. Had a go in France with Orleans a few years ago, had a proper struggle the first few seasons in the Ligue 1. Looking forward to the next chapter.
  3. Just spent the last 4 hrs reading the entire thread, loving every minute. Reading that a club like Fiorentina dominates the world actually makes me happy, even if it is only in the virtual world. Keep up the good work, looking forward to an attempt with Panathinaikos.
  4. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    In Norway (and probably Sweden) the league start in april and end in october/november, so that might fit. If a summer season is a no go then Hungary and Austria might be worth a go, with their long winter break.
  5. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    @Kazushi80 If I have them under contract for (atleast)the next two seasons I hang on to them. They usually complain during the transfer windows, but when the interest cools off they might even sign a new deal. If the rest of the squad supports their teammate I usually solve it by pointing out that the team will be weakened if I let players go. Haven't encountered your level of complaints though..
  6. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    I hate this game. Thought I had made it with my protest in early january and managed to hold on to my leading centreback despite offers from a number of clubs, ranging from Rangers to Hapoel Ber-Sheva. Got through the transfer window in january and felt pretty confident about keeping him. Then, in late february, in steps the chairman. In the same news cycle I get the info about the bid and that he is sold for just £350 000, with no chance to protest. I reloaded back to the january window to try to negotiate the bids from Hearts and Rangers and got Hearts to pay £2 000 000 and 40% of next sale. I actually considered to redo the next month, but then I'd have lost a pretty good youth intake in february. Hate that I don't have the possibility to give the chairman and the board a piece of my mind.
  7. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    Transfer windows are a real pain in this challenge. Have stopped holidaying during preseason to be able to protest when the board tries to sell my best players.
  8. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    I know the feeling. You have pretty much summed up my two attempts in the Premier Division right there.
  9. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    Skartun is a popular man. Not sure how long I can hang on to him, got him under contract until 2029.
  10. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    10 seasons in Førde IL: Facilities - Finances - Best Eleven - Tactics - Competition History Summary We are currently improving youth facilities when we can, training facilities are a bit too expensive at the moment. Financially we are okay, but this will improve with a new season in the Premier Division. The tactics are some sort of 3-5-2 for now, with emphasis on keeping the ball. When it clicks it is fantastic, but with many teams playing 4-5-1, we struggle to break them down. Three CD against a single striker isn't very good either, but right now we don't have fullbacks to play around with, so we stick to 3-5-2 another season. To wrap it of we have a short presentation of the squad. Squad 2028: Ole Gjengedal - If Krosshaug had signed a contract he would be on the bench, but now he is our undisputed nr 1. Markus Attila - A rock a few years back in the second division, a cone in the Premier Division. Hoping for a replacement soon. Thomas Zetterdal - Same as above. Mads Abrahamsen - Had high hopes for him, but he has not developed at all during two full seasons in the first team. Endre Kittelsen - Suffering a bit because of the formation and has to step in as a central defender from time to time, but won't reach the potential he once had. Ole Edvardsen - Had bags of potential, but has not been able to get it out. Will probably be released soon. Emil Eikeskog - The leading star from the first intake, but failed to reach his potential. Was on his way out a few seasons ago, but a boost in determination allowed him to stay. Key-tutor atm. Mads Førland - A personal favorite and fits like a glove in the left central midfield role. Unfortunately he isn't really good enough for the Premier Division, so might be replaced soon. Jan Rune Reksten - Another promising star with a poor approach to training. Had high hopes for him and he has been okay in the First Division, but hasn't developed as I'd hope. Eivind Vågen - The leading player of the team. Went berserk when he got a full time deal last season, have never seen so many dark green arrows on a player. Hanging on to him as long as I can. Ivar Almen - Youth prospect, first season in the squad. Almost as good as Reksten, so he will get the priority. Sindre Skartun - Was casual on arrival, but tutored him to fairly pro. As Vågen his development exploded with a pro deal. Have attracted interest from other clubs, but will hang on to him as well. Terje Norevik - Have hopes for this one as well, currently under tutoring from Eikeskog, hoping for a boost in determination. Tonny Solheim - Not as promising as the others, but might be a candidate for the DPL with his passing/vision. Ole Morten Myhre - Recently promoted as the potential of the older left wingers in the first team are fading. Will get playing time, hope he developes into the winger we need. Ole Rygg - Same as above Lars-Erik Kristiansen - Another midfielder with potential, will get the chance if he does well in training. Elias Myklebust - Relegated to 2nd team, hasn't really developed since he got the chance. Stian Klaveness - Same as above. Gaute Aker-Iversen - Same as Lars-Erik Kristiansen. Much potential, but plays in a crowded position. Djalaluddin Hashemi - Hopefully our striker to be. Intend to get him tutored from Holtvik to get his determination up to 15. Martin Holtvik - Our top scorer, even though his ability isn't that good. Good determination, so will keep him as a tutor. Jørgen Nergård - Rated as the best player at the club. Was low determination, but worked his det up to six, making him fairly loyal.
  11. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    Førde IL season 10: Intake - Terje Krosshaug - Review An intake of a professional club. I nearly fell of my chair when I saw Krosshaugs profile, but it was too good to be true. He had higher ambitions than Førde, so he did not want to sign a professional contract and left on a free transfer to Rosenborg (U19) mid season. The rest of the pack is promising, although a bit too focused on wingers/midfielders. I am hoping for a decent defender or two in the future, since Abrahamsen have been a disappointment when it comes to development. The season was not very good, but we got the job done and returns to the Premier Division. When we succeed we play the best football in the country, but too often we are let down by sloppy defending and bad decisions in posession, which leads to a long ball over the defence and easy goals to the opposition. This happens a lot against the flat 4-5-1, so next season there might be some changes.
  12. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    Sometimes the game just makes you want to cry. Got this guy ahead of season 10, but he was too ambitious to sign a full time contract and left on a free transfer to Rosenborg.
  13. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    Førde IL season 9: Intake - Review Not quite there yet. Halfway through it looked like we could make it, but it became clear towards the end that we don't belong here yet. We won a few matches and could have won a few more, but we had problems hanging on to a lead. We managed to dominate posession in most matches, but were never in control in the same way as in the first division. One way we struggled to convert on our chances, the other way we could't keep the opposition out. Still, the season wasn't a complete disaster. We made a lot of money during the season and got the stadium expansion done, so now the stadium holds about 5400 places. We also got the board to improve the youth facilities, and after the season we turned pro, so the process on offering the most promising youngsters full time deals are in progress. We will return!
  14. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    @darren1983 Results wise that look very much like the end of my last season. Pretty sure I am getting my ass handed to me quite a few times this season, playing against clubs that can spend £2,3 mill on a single player. That is three times my balance at the moment.
  15. Velodromè

    FM17 Youth Academy Challenge

    @Tush Bah, my game is bugged then. Have to arrange friendlies all year around to keep them fit.
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