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pheelf posted a topic in FM Career UpdatesIntroduction I've decided to go for a slightly altered Gundo's challenge from N. Ireland again for FM17 as I enjoyed my FM16 save with Immaculata and I find the N. Irish league system the most interesting to play in out of all leagues in the British Isles. The Brexit scenario will provide an interesting unpredictability, if we were lucky enough to get Irish re-unification that would be great as work permits are a breeze in the R.O.I., on the other hand we could remain and get a hard brexit which would make the challenge exceptionally difficult but we'll have to wait and see. I'll be attempting the challenge this time with the team Chimney Corner F.C. The Antrim based club was founded in 1952 and the club has been regular participants in the lower reaches of the N. Irish leagues often playing seasons in the 3rd tier. They haven't ever graced the top flight in their history and have often struggled to maintain their status in the 3rd tier which was lost at the end of season 2013/14 when they resigned from the league and opted to join the Ballymena and Provincial Football League. They have some cup success with 4 Steel & Sons Cup and 4 Intermediate Cup wins but haven't enjoyed much success in the more significant League Cup or Irish Cup. Club Nice to see some rivalries which I'll look forward to, the club is going to take a lot of work behind the scenes to become anywhere near decent though Facilities A tiny little stadium but at least it has a grass surface, good to see some youth recruitment although I can't imagine any stars are going to come through the youth system without some serious investment Squad We are going to need a rebuild without question as we don't even have enough players to fill the bench and I can't see many of these amateur players making the grade. How we go about building the squad is going to be vital, so the upcoming transfer window is going to be a flurry of activity for sure Finances I guess I'll enjoy the positive bank balance while I can as once it's gone it won't be returning for quite some time Game setup: I've decided to load all the leagues from the UK & Ireland even though I'll be playing exclusively in N. Ireland. I've gone with a large database and added all current international players from around the world to give a database size of 31,900. I hope that it's balanced as I have a total of 17 leagues so I'm hoping to see a fairly active transfer market. Starting Conditions: Interestingly, Glenavon were champions of season 2016/17 with Cliftonville trailing them in 2nd, Glentoran finishing 3rd and Linfield finishing a lowly 4th. Those teams will be the nations representatives in Europe next season. Portadown finished an impressive 8th after their points deduction and Ards were relegated from the top flight. Warrenpoint Town got promoted back to the top division and Ballyclare will join us in the NIFL PIL giving us a couple of games against our rivals. League Reputations NIFL Premier Intermediate League - 359th NIFL Championship - 290th Danske Bank Premiership - 106th All are falling which is to be expected. No club is professional and seeing as Linfield didn't win the league no club look likely to become professional either which is great as it gives us time. I'd like to thank www.logo-world.net for their club and competition badges which I've added to the game