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Yes I apologise it's another career. I've really struggled to become attached to any clubs so I'm heading back to England, or more specifically Cornwall. Last FM I spent some time managing Porthleven but now with @Dan BHTFC adding in the Trelawny leagues I'm going to go a bit lower, down to the 13th tier to St. Buryan or the Trelawny Premier League. Why St. Buryan? Well, I like 'geographically challenged' places let's say, and St. Buryan FC is the closest club to Land's End. And why Cornwall? Well, Truro are the best side in Cornwall and they're currently in the Vanarama South promotion playoff spots and I don't think there are any other Cornish sides above the 10th tier. Also, just this season alone 4 teams in the Trelawny League have had to fold due to a lack of players and with Cornwall being a fair distance away from anywhere else in the country (Devon have Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City) It would cost quite a lot of money to travel outside the county so Cornish clubs struggle in affording the step up. *Enhance* *Enhance* *Enhance* *Enhance* I am well aware that the level 22 file has issues but even if this does get lost to a crash dump I will be restarting as St. Buryan once the full file is out, in a test save I'd holidayed until the 3rd season with no problems at all. We have no players so I'll sign up all these greys to make do until the youth candidates come through.
Now then, this wasn't the original plan but this is the plan I'm going to go with. The original plan was to take control of Keymer & Hassocks and do a youth only save with them but due to the league rep issues with promoted and relegated teams getting a big rep boost I believed that it wouldn't be viable in the long run so instead of loading all 22 levels of English football I am instead loading 11 tiers which is 10 promotions to the Premier League. This career has been heavily inspired thanks to @Dan BHTFC England file over in the editor's hideaway as well as @abulezz save with Kafra FC last year! Now onto the club at hand: Porthleven Football Club is a Cornish football club based in Porthleven in Cornwall. Founded in 1896, the club competed in the South Western Leaguefrom 1967 to 1977 and again from 1989 until the dissolution of the league in 2007, when they joined the new South West Peninsula League. They currently play in the South West Peninsula League Division One West. Porthleven were established in 1896 and were founding members of the Cornwall Combination in 1959, winning the inaugural league title. After winning the Cornwall Combination three more times they moved up to the South Western League for the 1967–68 season. This proved to be a harder competition and, despite finishing in fifth place in their first season, the club were usually found in mid-table. After a poor 1976–77 season the club dropped back down, replacing their reserve side in the Cornwall Combination. Another twelve-year spell in the Combination followed until, with two league titles and four other top three places behind them, Porthleven moved up again to the South Western League for the 1989–90 season. After seven years of fluctuating fortunes, the club began to enjoy more success from the 1996–97 season onwards. For eight straight years, mostly under the managership of Alan Carey, they finished in the top three. However, the ultimate prize – the league title – eluded them. Following Carey's departure at the end of the 2003–04 season the club were forced to rebuild their squad, and consequently finished bottom of the South Western League in 2004–05, with the reserves suffering the same fate in the Cornwall Combination. Having successfully avoided re-election, Porthleven improved on this performance in subsequent seasons, and in 2006–07 finished 9th, high enough to obtain a place in the Premier Division of the newly formed South West Peninsula League. However, Porthleven withdrew their application for a place in the Premier Division for financial reasons, and from 2007 to 2008 they will compete in the South West Peninsula League Division One West. Porthleven have entered the FA Cup on five occasions, but have only won one tie so far and have never made it through the Preliminary Rounds to the Qualifying Rounds. In the FA Vase success has been more forthcoming, with the club reaching the quarter-finals in 1997–98, becoming only the second Cornish club to reach that stage. They then went on to reach the third round or better in each of the next five seasons. In June 2012 before the 2012–13 season, the club faced some bad news when the FA refused to allow them to enter any national FA competitions because they do not have toilet facilities in the home and away dressing room, and the referee's room. Why Porthleven?: It was between 3 clubs, Penzance, Porthleven and Mousehole. I felt Penzance were too 'big' and Mousehole don't have a logo in-game so Porthleven were a decent middle-ground. Also I wanted it to be a team in Cornwall because Truro are the best club in Cornwall and they're only in the Vanarama South so a good goal would be to become the best club in Cornwall and with my love of youth challenges it seemed like a good idea, especially with how proud the people of Cornwall are to be Cornish. Rules: Don't sign any players (easy peasy) Don't use any downloaded tactics (I've been overly reliant on these over the years.) These are the only 2 rules that I can think of but I will be adding a couple more 'challenges' and what can I possibly add I hear myself ask? Well, I'm going to join in with the goal-scoring GK challenge because I think that could be fun and to add even more challenge I'm going to see how far I can go without actually improving my facilities just to see how I can do! Leagues Loaded: England down to level 11 Database Size: Custom (58,920 players) All players based in England Players from top clubs and top division clubs (Europe) Players with national reputation (Europe) Players from clubs in continental competition (Europe) Hopefully, fingers crossed that this will be my save now until the release of FM18 next November, I hope people will follow and enjoy the painstakingly long journey to the top of English Football!