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I'm looking for some help with FM11, I've had the game since release and never had an issue. Recently I bought a new laptop and for some reason my drop down menus aren't working properly, I can only scroll down 5 or 6 lines then the highlight goes away and it won't let me click any links. This is also happening on the tactics screen were I can move my defence and strikers but for my midfield players the cursor won't let me drag them. I've tried installing the dxsetup, have also tried a different mouse and also the track pad but always the same problem at the exact same location. If i hover over some items the cursor will swap between the arrow and the fingertip as though its struggling to register the link in the menu. I've tried deleting and reinstalling, installing via disk and also via steam but the problem persists, the game must be upto date as its now 9 years old I doubt there has been any recent patches for it. My new laptop has windows 10, but I'm not having issues with CM00/01 edition or FM17 edition only FM11 that has this problem for some reason? Just wondering if any one else has came across this problem and knows a way to fix it ? I would really appreciate any help as I've just spent nearly 6 hours building a new league setup for Scotland using the editor only to find I can't play the game, I'm willing to try absolutely any thing !
Tuesday 6th July 2010 A sleepy town on the Thames is where fate has placed me for this latest attempt at cracking the big time world of football with a start from the bottom. In this case, the bottom is the ninth level of English football, as the game is asked to randomly select me an English lower league club, and hands me Chertsey Town of the Combined Counties League, Premier Division. Established in 1890, they are a club that have achieved, well nothing actually. They won the Surrey Junior Cup before the turn of that century, but then took over fifty years to actually become a Senior club and join the Surrey Senior League, and then until 1960 to win the Title. They won it twice more in the next three years, adding three League Cup triumphs to it as well before turning professional. That lasted exactly three years, costs were too high for a club of this size, and they reverted back to a lower level of football. In recent years, with several League reorganisations, Town earned promotion twice, only to find the higher level too competitive for them. Now I'm joining a club that is expected to challenge for a promotion. There is no real signal that it's on the cards from what I can see, the club want to spend £575 on wages, already spending all but £8 of that, and worse still, spending £400 of it on just one player. I'm not sure that's a sustainable situation. The club has a bank balance of £8,500 right now. With no backroom staff at the club, the first job is to try and bring in some help, while also evaluating what kind of level of player we have, and what we need to make immediate improvements. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- *Welcome. Football Manager'11, twenty four nations, with only lower level League's from England added to the traditional FM preset options. No other tinkering has taken place, even unfaking, as I forgot to do it, so don't slap too much of your hard earned cash on the Germans winning the Euro's or World Cup during this one! In the spirit of a proper lower league save, I won't sign staff unless they apply for the job, or are recommended by a current staff member or player. As for on the park, players need to be scouted, playing in trials that I or my staff are invited to or recommended before I can attempt to sign them. Should keep things interesting. Enjoy. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
INTRODUCTION In the summer of 2018, Iceland will compete in their first ever World Cup, having surprised everyone to reach the European Championship Quarter-Finals in 2016. They are undoubtedly a country on the up in international football - however, back in 2010, this was not the case. Gylfi Sigurdsson was an emerging talent, while the likes of Eidur Gudjohnsen and Gretar Steinsson were in the twilight of their careers. Even in light of their recent success as a nation, Icelandic domestic football has never achieved anything of note. My challenge is to change that. There are only two manageable divisions in Iceland, creatively named the Premier League and the First Division. There are 12 teams in each, and to give myself more of a challenge, I decided to take over at the smallest club in the First Division - Bi/Bolungarvik. This is the obvious choice - they are the only amateur side out of the 24 manageable sides, and the club is supposedly worth just £28K (the top clubs in Iceland are around the £2m mark). Torfunesvollur, the home stadium, has a capacity of just 600, and there are just 30 season ticket holders - that's not even families and friends! The challenge will be to build Bi/Bolungarvik up from pretty much nothing into the dominant force in Iceland, and eventually upset an apple cart or two in European competition. DOMESTIC STRUCTURE There are three competitions in Iceland. The domestic league season begins in early May and runs through to September, with each team playing just 22 league games per season - for my mind, this means more excitement as every game is crucial from the beginning. The Icelandic Cup runs parallel to the league season, however the Upper League Cup precedes it, running for two months from late February through to the end of April. The 24 top teams are split into 3 groups of 8, who then play each other once, with the top two from each group progressing to a Quarter-Finals (along with the two best third-placed sides). The ULC adds a good two months of competitive football onto the start of the season, and is generally taken seriously. My start date at Bi/Bolungarvik is the 22nd December 2010, so we're already halfway through the first season of the major European leagues on the game. However, the 2011 season will be my first in charge of the only amateur side in Iceland. We're predicted to finish rock bottom (two teams are relegated and two teams are promoted, there are no Playoffs of any kind), so my aim for the first season is simply to be as competitive as possible and survive in the First Division. Before the 2011 ULC begins, I need to strengthen the playing squad, and organise some friendlies. The challenge starts now!
Howdy, What everyone has been missing over these last few years is a bit of nostalgia. Some of the more veteran members of the forum may remember my name, most of you won't. Back when Football Manager was more about managing a football team and less about social media and continual press conferences and the match engine nearly worked I had a series of ambitious saves. [FM10] The Rise Of A College Team - Team Bury FC, the legendary [FM11] The Ice Cream Dream, The Rise Of Icelandic Football, I'm Just Flamers From The Bloc.and Pastries, Bacon and Butter. What more could a man want?. Recently I had the urge to sadistically trudge through the management of a cold remote Icelandic club again so I fired FM11 back up to see what I could do. If you use your GoogleFu you will struggle to find many pointers to what works back in the older versions of the game. Luckily I am here to save you. The concept of this tactic when it was first born was simple. Score more goals than they do. If you have ever tried managing in the Icelandic second division you will quickly learn that defending isn;t a thing that your players can do. Therefore the best way to win is scoring a bigger number of goals than they do. So now to the meat and potatoes of this post. The tactic. Upper League Tactic - 2021 Formation The top part is the current iteration of the tactic which works with a higher level team and is not suitable for lower division side (think English conference level), the second part is a tactic for those lower league sides. The formation is pretty self explanatory, 4 defenders, 2 midfielders, 2 attacking midfielders and 2 strikers. Looking something a little like this: Player Instructions Unlike some of the newer versions of FM that image doesn't provide with all the details. So heres a breakdown of roles starting from the bottom (click to see Specific Instructions): GK - Goalkeeper - Defend DL - Full Back - Automatic DCL - Central Defender - Defend DCR - Central Defender - Defend DR - Full Back - Automatic MCL - Advanced Playmaker - Support MCR - Ball Winning Midfielder - Defend AML - Winger - Attack AMR - Winger - Attack STL - Target Man - Support STR - Poacher - Attack Team Instructions Now you have a pretty decent idea of the players and how they play we can move onto the team as a whole. This is a bit of an interesting one as this tactic is about the goals and the first thing you will notice is I use "Counter" as the mentality this is mainly to guard against complacency, if you are playing in a lesser known nation you can end of as a very big club for your nation very quickly. It also helps when you are playing against bigger teams as it allows you to launch breaks quickly. What we are looking to achieve is wide football with plenty of crosses for your strikers to get on the end of, simple law of averages. Cross the ball enough and you will score. You can find attached the download to the tactic, if for whatever reason it ever goes missing you can also download it here as well. Results All of the above is just words and pictures without some proof, I have no interest in showing you what this looks like when I take Man Utd to a Premier League title in the first season because let's be honest we should all be able to do that. What I can show you is this tactic beating Premier league teams with an Icelandic team, going 48 games unbeaten in the league, winning every game in a season. Previous iterations have won back to back promotions, the treble has been done before, we have been league champions for 8 seasons now. Historic Premier League Winners 2011 - Second Division 2012 - Second Division 2013 - First Division 2014 - Premier League 2015 - Premier League 2016 - Premier League 2017 - Premier League 2018 - Premier League 2019 - Premier League 2020 - Premier League 2021 - Premier League 2022 - Premier League 2020 - Champions League 2021 - Champions League 2022 - Champions League Lower League Tactic - 2014 This part is focused on the earlier version that is more for the lower leagues where players have less creativity and capability, it's expected you will generally have a much worse team and lower reputation to go with it. Formation Once again, the same formation, the only difference is with the central midfield players, the rest of the roles stay the same Player Instructions MCL - Deep Lying Playmaker - Support MCR - Ball Winning Midfielder - Support There you have it a fairly comprehensive post around scoring a shed load of goals and conceding several on the way. I would be interested if anyone can recreate this in a newer version and see how much the match engine has changed. If you have any questions please post them and I'll do my best to answer them. If you're curious how many hours I've spent in FM11, as of writing this post 1023 hours. 4-2-2-2 2021 attack (Magni, Mar 2021).tac 4-2-2-2 2014 attack (Magni, Nov 2018).tac