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  1. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Just made my biggest sale so far. Selling the defender I picked up for £250k for £5.75m rising to £6.75m with a 30% of future sale. Unfortunately I had to give his old club £2.1m due to a sell on fee.
  2. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    The thing I have found after doing this challenge for many years, is that it takes a few seasons early on to bring in the right players and get a solid system and then you can generally ride momentum up until the Championship. This is where it generally begins to get tougher. I would think you stand a very good chance of a promotion as you will have a good base to work off following your last season.
  3. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Hereford FC - Sky Bet League 1 - 2024/25 Last season we defied all expectations and lost in the playoff final in our first season in the division. This season I was hoping to build on that and strengthen the squad and get prepared for a promotion charge next season, we did a bit better and steamrolled the league. We led early and never relinquished the lead, opening up a huge gap midway through the season and we were never in any danger of not winning the league. League Table Past Positions Cups - I have never been a fan of the Checkatrade trophy, however this season we actually managed to win the competition which was a nice day out at Wembley for the fans. We made round 3 of the Carabao Cup before Leicester knocked us out. The FA Cup was interesting this season as we made it all the way to the 5th round. We even managed to pull off some upsets on the way beating Premier League Southampton in round 3 on a replay and mid-table Championship side Bristol City in round 4 before we drew Man City in the 5th round, we wont on to lose 3-1 which was a pretty good result and we even had chances to make it a closer game. Squad - I mentioned last season that I needed to strengthen my defence which was my main priority in the pre season and I think I succeeded in doing so. I have also began moving out a few of my players who have come up with me from the Vanarama leagues. Sambou however is still scoring goals at this level so he will likely be given a chance in the Championship as he signed a new deal at the end of last season. Finances - Got some money in the bank mainly due to the cup runs. Transfers - I went big on Dermot Malone and Aaron Burke to improve my defence as I spent £725k combined on the pair of them and they formed my new defensive pairing. Pennington and Bowditch were great pickups on free transfers and Rotondo on loan came straight into the starting lineup as my 3rd striker and did really well. Perry Taylor was also a great loan signing and played in my midfield. New Stadium Key Player Profiles: Alain Prevost - Great season by my number 1 striker. Almost a goal a game in the league! Dermot Malone - My record transfer at £475k was money well spent as he was a rock at the heart of my defence. Aaron Burke - My other new defender who I spent £250k on to partner Malone. Should hopefully do well in the Championship also. Next Season Try to survive in the Championship. Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2018/19 Vanarama South 9th FA Cup 2nd round 2019/20 Vanarama North 3rd Lost in playoff final 2020/21 Vanarama North 1st Champions and FA Trophy Winners 2021/22 Vanarama National 1st Champions, FA Trophy finalists & FA Cup 3rd round 2022/23 Sky Bet League 2 1st Champions 2023/24 Sky Bet League 1 4th Lost in playoff final 2024/25 Sky Bet League 1 1st Champions, FA Cup round 5 & Checkatrade Trophy winner
  4. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Also we are getting a new stadium! no news on capacity or dates etc as all TBC but still pretty exciting news!
  5. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Hereford FC - Sky Bet League 1 - 2023/24 After 3 consecutive promotions I was worried that we would really be up against it this season as I still had plenty of players from the Vanarama North/South squad still playing and upon looking at the team comparison page I realized this was going to be a harder season for us. For the first few months of the season we were sitting around mid table and I had noticed we were conceding plenty of goals from balls over the top as we are now facing a lot faster players than we had been previously. I changed things up and dropped deeper and suddenly we started getting results where previously we had high scoring defeats or high scoring draws and we began to climb up the table. I never thought we would challenge the promotion spots as we had quite a bit of ground to make up but the teams ahead of us dropped points and we moved into the playoffs with around 10 games to spare and managed to jump up to a final position of 4th place. We faced Sunderland in the semi final and in the first leg we were 1-0 down going into injury time and we were awarded a penalty, we missed and Sunderland countered to score and win 2-0. In the return leg at home we took them to extra time by winning 2-0 in normal time before blowing them away to win 5-1 overall on the night to reach the playoff final against fellow recently promoted team AFC Fylde who have matched me coming up through the divisions. We completely outplayed them in the final however the goalkeeper had a blinder and they scored with their only shot on target from a set piece and won 1-0. So Fylde went up and we stayed put. Overall I am not unhappy as I think another season or 2 in this division will help in the long run as if we did get promoted I fear we would have been sent straight back down. League Table Past Positions Cups - I dislike the Checkatrade and i'm not interested in this trophy one bit. We lost in the 2nd round of the Carabao Cup to Bournemouth. We made it to round 3 of the FA Cup but didn't get a lucrative tie as we were drawn with Grimsby who knocked us out. Squad - Has some strength but I really need to improve my defence for next season as that let me down. Could do with a new midfielder also. I dont have a great deal of quality however I do have a couple of gems who I can build around. Finances - £1.5m in the bank largely came from the sale of a couple of players and the playoffs. Transfers - Plenty of new faces again as my scouts threw up a couple of players from the French leagues which surprised me. Prevost looks very strong as does Youssouf who both cost money. My chairman sold club captain and goalkeeper Watkina for a measly amount and I failed to replaced him so I had to bring in a loanee. In January I sold Adrian Turner who I bought for £10k for £1.9m rising to a potential £2.9m and a 50% of future profit and I managed to loan him straight back in which I will also attempt to do next season. Key Player Profiles: Alain Prevost - I'm unsure how my scouts found him but they did. Cost me £450k which was a lot of money but I think he was worth it. Top scored with 35 goals. Bassala Sambou - Only managed 32 games as had multiple injuries. Still scored 23 and set up 18 however his contract is up and he wants more than I can currently afford so this may be the end of the road. Adrian Turner - £10k signing who I sold for potentially £2.9m + 50% future fee who I loaned back in is great in the midfield. I will attempt to loan him back next season. Next Season Mid table and build for a promotion charge the following season. Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2018/19 Vanarama South 9th FA Cup 2nd round 2019/20 Vanarama North 3rd Lost in playoff final 2020/21 Vanarama North 1st Champions and FA Trophy Winners 2021/22 Vanarama National 1st Champions, FA Trophy finalists & FA Cup 3rd round 2022/23 Sky Bet League 2 1st Champions 2023/24 Sky Bet League 1 4th Lost in playoff final
  6. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Great work, thank you for this.
  7. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Did you not have the option to protest the transfer? I've managed to protest twice to keep a player, although I have also failed on a couple of occasions.
  8. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Hereford FC - Sky Bet League 2 - 2022/23 After consecutive promotions I was hopeful we could survive in League 2. We again started strong with 3 victories from our first 3 games. We lost our 4th game but then went on to win 5 on the bounce and were established at the top of the table. We drop off 1st place in the league after week 6. We gained promotion and won the league comfortably by leading by over 20 points. Next season should be more of a struggle as I still have a few players who we had down in the Conference North/South so hopefully we can survive and then start to build a team who can get into the Championship in the next 3-4 seasons. League Table Past Positions Cups - Early exits in all cup competitions this season allowed me to focus fully on the league. Squad - Still got some players from the early years who will need to be replaced but I managed to bring in a couple of gems this season. The forwards kept on scoring again this season. A Narrow 433 system has been working wonders for me. Finances - We have money in the bank still but lost plenty of money over the season despite selling James Browne for £725k. Thankfully the parachute payment topped us up to our current amount. Transfers - Sold James Browne for £725k and loaned him straight back although he didn't play as I had replaced him. Adrian Turner was my first purchase for money as I spent 10k to bring him in from Margate which is a steal. I also spent money on Jed Nottage who looks like a great little player as I spent £65k on him. Key Player Profiles: Aramide Oteh - Doesnt have the best finishing but pace and acceleration tear teams apart. 40 goals in 50 with 27 assists. Bassala Sambou - Outscored this season as he missed some games with injury. Still scored 37 in 41. Adrian Turner - £10k signing from Margate. My assistant manager thinks he has premier league potential. Next Season Survive and start building for a promotion push over 3-4 seasons. Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2018/19 Vanarama South 9th FA Cup 2nd round 2019/20 Vanarama North 3rd Lost in playoff final 2020/21 Vanarama North 1st Champions and FA Trophy Winners 2021/22 Vanarama National 1st Champions, FA Trophy finalists & FA Cup 3rd round 2022/23 Sky Bet League 2 1st Champions
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    Hereford FC - Vanarama National - 2021/22 After promotion last season I was hopeful of survival whilst remaining optimistic we could have a comfortable season around mid table. We managed to exceed all of my expectations and have a season that was pretty similar to last season. We started with yet another great run winning 12 of our first 14 whilst drawing the other 2 before our first defeat. We bounced back strong and never had a bad spell. We won consistently and scored plenty of goals again. We smashed the previous record for goals by 40 and equaled wins total and points total records. We were never in danger of being caught and opened up a 8 point lead early and we eased to the title. Solid work on back to back league titles and hopefully we are strong enough to survive in League 2. League Table Past Positions Cups - We made it to the 3rd round of the FA Cup for the first time but ended up against Liverpool who beat us 5-2 which was better than expected although they played a weakened squad. I tried to get knocked out of the FA Trophy early having won it last season so I played my backup players in every round but somehow we made it back to the final. We went on to lost 3-2 in the final to Macclesfield, not bad for what i consider to be my reserve team. Squad - I've got some gems and managed to keep hold of Browne and Sambou and built around them. The strike force in particular couldn't stop scoring again with all 6 of my strikers getting 14 goals or more as I rotated throughout the season. Finances - Thanks to the FA Cup run we ended up with over £600k left in the bank at the end of the season. Transfers - Plenty of new faces but I put some into the under 18's for the future. Only a couple managed to nail down a regular starting position. Key Player Profiles: Aramide Oteh - 39 goals in 42 appearances this season. Amazingly he wasn't our top scorer! Bassala Sambou - The main man upfront. 45 goals and 24 assists in 46 games. Now has 76 goals and 39 assists in 83 league games for the club. Adam McDonnell - One of the new signings who managed to break into the squad. Next Season Survive. Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2018/19 Vanarama South 9th FA Cup 2nd round 2019/20 Vanarama North 3rd Lost in playoff final 2020/21 Vanarama North 1st Champions and FA Trophy Winners 2021/22 Vanarama National 1st Champions, FA Trophy finalists & FA Cup 3rd round
  10. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Chelsea got a steal for Dybala in comparison to my save.
  11. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Just thought I would throw this up in here. Anybody else having and large transfers. Bellerin at £104m is a bit of an odd one!
  12. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Holy S***!!! Great work! Looks like a full stadium, how was the money?
  13. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Hereford FC - Vanarama North - 2020/21 After our end to last season I was very hopeful we could mount a promotion push this season with the right player recruitment. I brought in 7 new players 5 of which went straight into the first team. After our first 9 games we had won all 9 scoring 35 goals in the process and I was thinking of an unbeaten season and definite promotion. We then duly lost 2 of our next 4 games. After that however we only lost again twice in the league and one of these was once the title was already wrapped up. For the most part Barrow kept up with us but the fell away slightly in March which allowed us to open up a gap of 8 points and we held them off. We clinched the title against Barrow with a 2-1 victory in April. We scored a staggering 121 goals this season and had a goal difference of 84. We also went all the way to Wembley in the FA Trophy knocking out some higher tiered opposition before lifting the trophy after a 4-1 victory over Aldershot. League Table Past Positions Cups - Surprising exit in the FA Cup to Stockport who we beat 5-0 in the league the week prior. We had a run in the FA Trophy with wins over Morecambe, Whitehawk and Boreham Wood before facing my old assistant managers Notts County in the semi final. A 7-3 first leg saw us go through despite losing 3-1 away. A comfortable 4-1 win over Aldershot in the final saw us lift the trophy. Squad - I got rid of some players who wouldn't resign or wanted far too much. Brought in a few extra additions and have a squad that can hopefully compete at the next level with the right additions. Finances - £33k in the red, could of been worse if it wasn't for the Wembley appearance. Transfers - Brought in 2 new strikers in Sambou and Oteh who were amazing. Sambou is looking unlikely to resign with us. Also brought in James Browne a left winger who I converted to a full back for my system and he was incredible. Key Player Profiles: James Browne - Young winger who I converted into a full back 7.86 average rating is insane. He wont sign a new deal and had offers from bigger clubs so I expect to see him leave. Bassala Sambou - Brought in to lead the line and he was directly involved in 65 goals in 50 starts. 40 goals and 25 assists. Jamal Codrington - Central midfield nest who can fill in at centre back, managed a hat trick from defence early in the season! Next Season Survive. Career Overview Season League League Finish Achievements ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2018/19 Vanarama South 9th FA Cup 2nd round 2019/20 Vanarama North 3rd Lost in playoff final 2020/21 Vanarama North 1st Champions and FA Trophy Winners
  14. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Sense of deja vu from last years thread!
  15. dafuge's FM18 challenge

    Congrats on promotion @XaW
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