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  1. Preface: Wednesday 17th November, 1993. “So, San Marino kick off. Remember Holland on this very ground. Oh! It’s a mistake by Pearce! And humiliation here! Gualtieiri! I was going to say San Marino conceded a goal in the opening seconds against Holland but it’s England that have conceded the goal here.” It’s strange how a goal can really be the most momentous achievement for a footballing club, let alone a country and let alone when that game ended 1-7. Yet, little San Marino, whose team is regularly ridiculed for having players who are teachers, bankers, carpenters somehow are. N.B – the night never actually took place in Serravalle, instead it took place 125km north west in Bologna, Italy. If that has already ruined where this story is going – I am sorry.
  2. RKC Waalwijk Well.. the arse recently dropped out of my laptop, meaning I'd lost all my fraud saves and work. Wanting to get back on the horse as soon as possible, I looked at new teams. New leagues. Same youth only policy. But....the choice for my next career was always there. Nagging at me. Tugging at my brain. Lurking in the depths. Calling me like a siren. And I'm back. I can give this team up any time. Any time I wish....
  3. Growing up Down Wembley Way When the FA announced plans to rebuild Wembley Stadium in 2003, the new stadium came with a promise of making Wembley "one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe." They announced plans to completely transform what was a run down and deprived area, turning it into a vibrant, thriving part of the country. What did they actually do? They built some shops. Wembley resides in Brent, one of the poorest boroughs in London, and arguably the country. 33% of households live in poverty, with 32% of employees earning less than the London Living Wage, the second highest rate for any borough in the city. It's incredibly ethnically diverse - 36% of Brent is White, 34% Asian, 18% Black, 5% Mixed Race and 5% 'other'. However, it's also very run down, and the new Wembley Stadium redevelopment hasn't given much - if anything - to the local community. Brent had the 5th most homicides in London between 2000-2012, and has a bit of a reputation for knife and gun crime. It borders on insanity. You have the 'home of English football' built here. but apart from building some new (expensive) shops and flats, very little has been done to provide real regeneration for the local community. What the area needs is something to bring them together, to give them something to do and keep kids away from falling into the spiralling trap of the gang lifestyle. Something like a football team, maybe?
  4. Unió Esportiva Sant Andreu Welcome to my latest thread! I wanted to do a full-on youth only save, which is something I've not done in a while. As the Spanish league system is my favorite out of the big countries, I looked around the Tercera leagues (4th tier, via steam workshop database) and decided to go for Sant Andreu. My first thought of course was F.C. Andorra but I'll return to that one at a future FM, plus there's already another thread going on for that team. Besides, Andorra legend Ildefons Lima has a past at Sant Andreu so I still feel quite at home Sant Andreu has a long history in the lower regions of professional Spanish football, mostly playing in the Tercera or Segunda B divisions for the past decades. Their glory period was in the seventies when they played in the Segunda Division for a few years. Let's improve on that. Rules for this save are very simple: I can't sign any players. I've loaded the top 6 nations and the Dutch leagues, all with their top 2 leagues (except for Spain obviously) to hopefully make the game-world slightly more interesting as we go on. I've decided not to use "add players to playable teams", so the squad is quite barebones... Just hope the injuries are not going to be too bad... Top half of the table would be nice. No need to get promoted just yet. As long as I keep my job. We'll see how it goes. EDIT: Forgot to show this here, but as I was asked about it later on here is the tactic I'm using this save.
  5. I've decided to take a break from my other career as I wanted to do something slightly different other than jumping from club to club in very short amount of time,I thought about doing a youth challenge as my save from FM12 was without a doubt my favourite save.I then had the idea of taking it one step further by winning the five major continental trophies using only players to have come through the youth system. The major continental trophies I will be aiming for are the African Champions League,CONCACAF Champions League,Asian Champions League,Copa Libertadores and European Champions League with a team from these nations. Brazil - 4 Tiers Denmark - 4 Tiers Egypt - 3 Tiers Japan - 6 Tiers Mexico - 5 Tiers I've gone for nations where I've not seen many careers done on FM before.(I think Mexico and Brazil are the most visited of the five!) The order I will be going is Egypt,Mexico,Japan,Brazil then Denmark. For the advanced set up,I've made sure that the teams should get staff as well as add players to playable teams. The final thing to note is that when I do a nation,I will load other countries from that continent to give it more of a challenge when I get to the continental stage as if you just have the one nation loaded from the continent then most of the time a team from that nation will win their Champions League (or Copa Libertadores).
  6. The Frenchman Who Made Vietnam Cheer We've all heard of French Indochina, of the Sino-French and Independence wars, and of course of the Vietnam wars that started in the 50s, taking away the lives of millions and millions of innocent civilians. France has, admittedly, played an important part in every single intervention in Vietnam, and still has to this day a strong influence on the country's economy, political instability, and whatnot. What if its influence grew past the negativity it has always had a connotation to? What if France sent one of its brightest young minds to make Vietnam rejoice the socio-cultural infatuation it should have always had? Say no more, phắm. The hero of our story, a young 22 year-old who was set to become France's greatest football star until he tore his ACL (you know how it goes), initially came to Vietnam as a tourist, but had some issues at the border that forced him to stay there indefinitely, don't ask any more questions, I didn't think that much about Alphonse's story. Oh, right, his name's Alphonse, as French as it gets, pretty cool, right? Alphonse had to find a job that would pay the bills in order to, well, survive, and turned to football, his only education. Few weeks later, he penned a manager contract with the legendary Phù Đổng FC, founded in 2015 with the slogan "Sports is life". One of his objectives as manager of this small Hanoi-based club; to make it the Asian powerhouse it should have always been. In fact, his list of objectives goes a bit deeper than that. I present to you, the 16 Commandments of Alphonse Levallois. Now, more information on this youth-only career update and our chosen team, the great Phù Đổng FC, will follow in the next post.
  7. Background This is an FC Andorra career topic . Wiki FC Andorra Piqué buys FC Andorra Starting in the 5th tier. The stadium name mentioned in this screenshot is wrong. I changed it when i restarted with the right database. Our ground is called Camp D'esports Prada De Moles with 531 seats. Rules : No transfers or loans (except the one's that signed already) - Youth academy only. Contract renewals are allowed. I want to get in La liga with a team full of Andorran academy players . Maybe i'll manage the National team in the future. Game setup Note : i'm using a database update with 5th tier from Spain included , with Pique as secret owner and fan and with five future transfers for next season (players they signed in real life) . I also changed the stadium (they had an old stadium with +- 900 seats, in real life they play in the Camp de Fútbol de Prada de Moles (530 seats) This is my first topic . I hope that i can continue this save till FM20 , posting about it will encourage me to continue. Thanks Sheriff7 for the editor file , kits and many information (and inspiration after reading his topic about FC Andorra) @Sheriff7 Thanks Andychar and scousevasey for the tips about Gyazo software . @andychar@scousevasey Thanks Mr Makoto Nakamura for the youth only inspiration(Croatia Berlin ) and skin. @Makoto Nakamura
  8. NK Pajde Möhlin (FC Rakitić) An Introduction I have always been fascinated by the idea of clubs playing in league structures that are different to their respective nations. Now I have found one that is 304.42 mi (489.92 km) from the nearest settlement in the clubs home nation . This club is NK Pajde, based in Möhlin Switzerland, and it is Croatian and 304 miles from Savudrija or 500 by road. I discovered this club by accident in a previous save, managing in Luxembourg, and a bit of research has given me the following information* - NK Pajde Möhlin is a football club of Croatian emigrants in Switzerland from the town of Möhlin - In 2012 they entered the Second League of the Swiss Canton Basel. On the occasion of this success, they played a historic friendly match with European star stars, friends of the chief club sponsor Ivan Rakitić: Vedran Runje , Ivan Klasnić , Mladen Petrić , Boris Smiljanić , Ivan Perišić , Emir Spahić , Mario Gavranović , Ivica Dragutinović , Franco Di Jorio , Granit Xhaka , Damir Džombić , Josip Drmić , Ivica Grlić , Daniel Pavlović and the popular Bosnian-Herzegovinian actor Enis Bešlagić - Pajde are the most successful Croatian football club in Western Europe, according to their wiki page - In reality Ivan Rakatic is the main sponsor of the club and I will put his branding on the kits I have made, his Dad Luka is the President of the club and his brother Dejan is first team coach. This will change as the game has generated a new chairman and I will be managing. - In my previous save the club seems to have generated Croatian youths during the save so I am keen to see if it continues to do so moving forward. The plan for this save is going to be youth only, I have spent a lot of time reading various saves here so am looking to do my own, scousevasey’s BeNeLux save is a great read and Makoto Nakamura has done a similar save in the German leagues. I have got a few rules to go with here; This a youth only save I am going to play a possession based tactic, being an Arsenal fan this appeals to me, and with Ivan Rakitić as a main stakeholder I would like to imagine he would want this I will try and sign Croatian staff but imagine this may be a problem early in the game, so will also sign Swiss staff as we are in Switzerland First Post incoming. *if anyone has any more information on this club or anything I mention then let me know, most of my knowledge comes from translated wiki pages and a few posts on instagram.
  9. US Granville I recently started a save game with US Granville. The choice of the club is quite simple: during my holiday last summer, I fell in love with the region Normandy. We were on a campsite near Granville, so I saw their stadium almost every day. That’s were the idea started to start a savegame with them in Football Manager. First some background information about the club, thanks to Wikipedia. History Union Sportive Granville, commonly referred to as US Granville or simply Granville, is a French football club based in Granville in the Lower Normandy region. The club was founded in 1918 and currently plays in the Championnat National 2. This is the fourth tier of the French football league system behind Ligue 1, Ligue 2, and the Championnat National. Granville share a partnership with nearby professional club SM Caen.[2] In season 2015–16 they had a fantastic run in the Coupe de France, eventually losing in the quarter finals against Olympique Marseille (0-1). In 2018, Granville beat Girondins de Bordeaux 2-1 in extra time, on 32e of Coupe de France. Youth only This will be a Youth Only based save. I allow myself to buy back academy players who I’ve sold. But I won’t buy any other players. Although I’m inspired by the likes of @optimusprimal82, @Jimbokav1971 and @_Ben_,I will not post very detailed posts as them. I would really like to, but as English is not my native language, it’ll take too much time to write them. So I’ll just stick to short updates with a lot of screenshots. My mail goal: win the Champions League with US Granville. I know it is possible, as I won the CL in FM17 with IR (Iceland). I’m currently managing in the second season. In the next post I’ll show you how the first season went. From then I’ll regularly update during the season.
  10. From Obscurity To Sirius Contenders: Turning Uppsala Upside Down Uppsala is the 4th biggest city in Sweden, behind Stockholm, Goteborg and Malmo. Unlike the big 3, Uppsala has not been successful in conjuring up a football team that can compete on a national level, let alone on an continental level as with Malmo and IFK Goteborg. My aim is to bring success to Uppsala via IK Sirius. Club Overview The club had a few seasons in the Allsvenskan back in the 60s and 70s but in the turn of the millennium they found themselves in the 4th tier. In recent years they've clambered up to the top flight for the first time in decades, finishing a record 7th in 2017 but came back down to earth with a finish just above relegation in 2018. A small, falling apart stadium shared with the Bandy side in the winter months and average all round facilities. Better than some, but by no means the facilities required to challenge. The Manager My alias is Olle Kullinger, a man described as a 'prodigal son' who captained the side to back-to-back promotions in the clubs centenary year. The Players An aging but relatively well balanced squad who from first glance should be able to keep us away from relegation. Ahman-Persson is the only player in the first team born in Uppsala. He's going to need to be a leader for us in the next couple of years while we hope that the young players coming through the junior section will be good enough to step up. If this is anything to go by we're in for a long season. Here we go!
  11. I decided to do a San Marino challenge based on the one that @Bedese does with one difference. I will be playing as Murata were decent but not good according to the standings in my game. I'll also try to keep a few things like biggest transfers, first goal... first player to get to top 4, etc. One thing I did consider to make it interesting is rebuying back players. For example I can sell someone to a team... and then in two years I can buy him back if they keep him on the bench ala Chelsea. ( A previous save actually loaned a player I used as a starter to a worse team the year after I sold him to them) Anyway, here's some history: Here's our hero who gave up soccer at age 5 only to rediscover it in his twenties after his hair fell out. You may have noticed... I started early. I likey our board. My team has issues according to the assistant coach: Speaking of Mr. Ass Man. He's the type that drops Yo into every phrase as he makes them tumble down hills. to learn balance. He gets the youth somewhat but stinks otherwise. I'll be judged upon the youth so hopefully Yo-Yo will find some magic. My goal this year is simple. Don't suck.
  12. The last time I played full fat version was FM12, only purchased FMT version of 19 but could have set this up on 16, 17, or 18 but decided to stick with my favourite version, not really had a long save on full fat since FM10, I have wanted to give a youth only save a go for ages having seen and followed so many careers on here, only problem on FMC & FMT is the youth intakes are low, have tried with limited signings. Anyway want to give it a proper go, I have set my club up at Level 7, also because I have set Stopsley Utd up on FMC using the lnc file they will also be in this game in place of Margate, so they start in same division as us, I have made them rich so they should rise a lot quicker than us. Well that is if we rise, we might fall further down, I have England loaded down to Level 11.
  13. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/apr/04/real-san-andres-the-colombian-club-who-relocated-1000km-from-home Welcome to the wacky world of Colombia, where the leagues are confusing and where the nation has had a...troubled history, but this is the story of Real Santander, the club who moved 441 miles away from the nearest point of mainland Colombia just to be able to keep playing football. The club is brand new so I will be making history with the club, the aim being to take the club to the top using only players coming through the youth system. In real life Real Santander plan to move back to the mainland in 3 seasons, I hope this isn't replicated in FM as I want to take the islanders to the top using only islanders. We have a big, young squad! The youth team is empty though.
  14. Here we are again, I won the Champions League with Amathous but now we're going to Africa and there are a few rules I'm adding. I'm not allowed to sign any players. The DoF or whichever member of staff is available is also not allowed to sign any players. Even though this is a journeyman I'm not allowed to apply for any jobs, I have to be headhunted. The goalkeeper has to take all free kicks and penalties. We must always bless the rains. After 10 years in charge of a club, or reaching legend status, I am free to apply for another job if no club has approached me. I won't be starting unemployed but I will be starting with the team predicted to finish bottom in the lowest ranked league in Africa which is Miracle du Sud in the Mayotte Lower League. I've also set my manager as a Mayotte native.
  15. Welcome to the spa town of Buxton, famous for cheap bottled water and not so famous for their football club. The bucks have been in existence since 1877, and play at Silverlands. It has a capacity of 4000, with 490 seats (some of which were salvaged from Maine Road, once home to Man City.) The squad is average, but most of the talent is on the older end of the spectrum. My backup keeper started the file by hanging up his boots before a ball was kicked! He is now our scout. There is one thing Buxton are unbeatable at: the highest ground, sitting over 1000ft above sea level. This will be a youth academy only challenge, and I will, for once, be making my own tactic. I will also, where possible, promote staff from within the club. Manager is Sunday League reputation, no badges. I have simmed one season to get them promoted! Next update: Mid-season, squad analysis and tactics. Aim for the season: Survival. Fa Cup run.
  16. Cabinteely F.C. Who? "If the club are surviving in the league in five years time, it will be one of the most remarkable stories that has happened in Irish football." https://www.balls.ie/football/reaction-cabinteely-fcs-acceptance-loi-not-positive-196886 For those outside Ireland, Cabinteely will not be a familiar name. Indeed, when the Irish FA announced they would be joining the League of Ireland in January 2015 the reaction from the Irish was one of disbelief, summed up very well by the above article. Fast forward four years and Cabinteely have remained in the league, gradually improving in position in the league each season; bottom, 2nd bottom, 3rd bottom and 4th bottom! It was stated that it would be a miracle that they would still be in the League of Ireland in 5 years, but now we enter into that 5th year still intact! It's time to revamp Cabinteely from strugglers to a force in the LOI and Europe, with a youth only policy, of course! Not too much to shout about facilities wise, but a half decent youth setup provides a good foundation. A very young squad and as you can see a very small budget! Here's a look at the key players: By far our best player, as our keeper he will probably need to be! O'Neill is the team's passer and best prospect. Technically solid and quick, Watson is one of two 'foreigners' in the squad having been born in Manchester. Hurley hurls down the left hand side of the pitch!
  17. Hi guys! Thought I'd share what's quickly become my favourite save on this years FM. Inspired by Ole's turnaround with the current squad, I wanted to see how far I could take them as well. I've done the Youth Academy Challenge before, and I like the simplicity of it - makes the game go faster, can streamline the club down to some really core philosophies, and you have to work with what you've got. Obviously this is a bit easier with a club like United, but in terms of longevity I was definitely worried about keeping my job with the money in the EPL. I've found previously it gets really competitive really quickly, and without decent regens I thought it might get pretty tricky. Especially since most of us United fans think this squad needs about 3-4 signings in the summer! Anyway, I'll quickly summarise the 6 seasons I've done so far, in terms of competition, then squad shaping, and show a few of the regens I've gotten into the team so far at the end. Competitions While I am an experienced FM player, I haven't always succeeded on this years edition, and I don't spend much time at all watching games/analysing tactics - so I was a little worried about getting sacked. But to be honest it's been far easier than I expected.... Makes me wonder just how important continuity in the squad/tactics is. I think in normal (not youth-only) saves going forward I'll probably aim to try and make far fewer transfers after seeing this. Squad harmony and tactical familiarity seem to make huge differences, given how much game time I've given to squad players like McTominay, Lingard, Fred, TFM, Tuanzabe etc. and still beaten world-class XI's. 18/19: I embarrassingly finished 5th in the league in my first season, but managed to hang onto my job because I won the Champions League. Rashford scored the only goal in a particularly boring game against Barca in the final... 19/20: Won Carabao, World Champ, EPL, Champs League: Somehow followed up last year with a successive Champions League victory. Was 1-0 down to Valencia in the final and struggling to make it back. Highlight loads - its a freekick just outside the box. Despite Pogba and Mata being on the field, for some reason David de Gea steps up and nestles it in the top corner. I don't know why he took it - he was way down the pecking order. He then goes on to win us the penalty shootout, making two saves. Huge. Next four years: I've won the EPL every year, and every year Liverpool have been runners up. Won the Carabao and FA cup a couple of times each. Champions League has evaded me though! I think I've only made it through to the semis once, and got knocked out by Pool. This year Liverpool look verrrry strong. So far they've played 7, won 7. Goals scored: 21. Goals against: 1. Could well break my run of Premier League wins. Gonna be a tough season for sure. Squad While United obviously have a very good team to begin with, and some good youngsters coming through, we definitely over-achieved. It wasn't until 2021/22 that I felt the young players could step up - at which point I let go of Darmian (who was v important!), Matic, Mata and Sanchez. Since then I've tried to consistently add a player or two into the first team squad each season. I like to keep a small squad, usually 21-22, so most talented players will go out on loan after they reach 18 until they're ready to take a spot in the team. This includes older players - I still send Henderson and Mctominay out on loan at the age of 27 if I don't think they'll play enough. Currently have a transfer budget of 540 million.... Goalkeeper Nothing to be said here really, De Gea going strong at 33, no signs of slowing down. I do have the England U21 keeper coming through who should be ready to take over when de Gea retires. Defence Haven't needed to change much yet. Lindelof and Bailly have been brilliant, I've had 100m+ offers for both of them. Jones and Smalling stayed as backups until 22/23. Tuanzabe has developed nicely and is ready to take over when Lindelof slows down, alongside Halford, a regen from my first year. Dalot developed a little slowly, but is now brilliant. One of my best regens is also a RB though, looks like he'll be equally as good as Dalot, which has been my first real conundrum. Thought about retraining Dalot as a B2B, but I have a few CM prospects he'd be in the way of. For now, I'm just planning to have both in the squad sharing the spot. Shaw's played almost every single game, and I've re-trained Fred as his understudy, he plays well there as a CWB(a) when I'm chasing a game. Do have a decent regen coming through... but Shaw still has a good 2-3 years left in him I reckon.
  18. Hey guys, After running out of enthusiasm for my Bosnian youth save, possibly for starting it halfway through a Europe trip, I'm back home and have decided to start a new save in a place very familiar to me in a Football Manager environment. However, there are a few tweaks to how this save is going to develop. The Idea Traditionally, the minnows to giants youth saves seem to be among the most popular on the forums, as evidenced by the multitude of Sammarinese, Faroese and Andorran saves, among other countries. However, there have been very very few that have been successful (I should know, I have a fair few of the unsuccessful ones!). Whether or not this has been due to hitting a glass ceiling in terms of nation quality, or certain bugs in the system (youth recruitment anyone), and just stalled in other ways. San Marino and Andorra have help in the fact that they have clubs in bigger nations like Italy and Spain, but the latter doesn't really offer much in terms of support to up the quality of the national team. But what if a nation had clubs in more than one nation? Three, in fact. Enter Andorra. They have ties with France, Spain and Portugal. What I've done is created three identical teams, one for each country, and placed them into the lowest playable league in the nation. Each with the same stadium (Andorra's national stadium), facilities (10/20 across the board), kits etc. The only real difference is the reputation, which I made as a middle ground in the division, not too strong to get promoted straight away and not too weak to be relegated, possibly to be never seen again. They even have the same name, 'The Youth of Andorra', each translated to the language of the nation they will be playing in (Portuguese, French, and Spanish). It's an experiment of sorts, to try and see if it will help develop Andorra as a footballing nation and hopefully spill over into the domestic side of things. As for the club I am managing, it is a club formerly known as FC Engordany, rebranded as the Catalan translation of The Youth of Andorra (I think). Joventud d'Andorra Squad This is the squad that I inherited. It's a decent squad, an experienced squad, but it's not a very Andorran squad. Aims of the Save - Take the club as far as possible, both domestically and elsewhere using players only from our academy - Topple domestic giants FC Santa Coloma, while holding off the challenge of Lusitans and the rest - Eventually take over the National Team, and take them as far as possible -Monitor the progress of the other 'Youth of Andorra' teams in their respective countries, and determine whether or not my experiment works Let me know what you guys think, feedback is much appreciated. I can't wait to start
  19. Welcome to the third installment of Kafra - the create your own club, youth only save that is based in England! After the great success I had with Kafra in the first installment (FM 16) of this save, the second version (FM17) faltered as I was bogged down with real life. The hope here is that the third version will fall more in line with the original than the sequel - I am already a season in, and it has been a fantastic start. So again, welcome to the third installment of the Kafra franchise!
  20. I have created a new league system in England called the Endurance Leagues. I have replaced the standard top 6 tiers with 20 new leagues. In the new system, the top 19 leagues have 46 teams per league who play each other twice. In the main there are 10 promotion and relegation spots per league. However, as I wanted to put all English clubs in the league system, I had to make the bottom league have 78 teams to fit the rest of the clubs in. But in this league they only play each other once, with 10 promotion spot up for grabs. I will be managing New College Academy in the Endurance Level 20 league with the aim to see how far i can get up the pyramid using only youth team players. I have given them the best facilities possible. However as there is no prize money in the leagues I will have to rely on selling players to keep the facilities up to scratch. Managing the fitness of my players will be key as I cannot make any substitutions in these leagues. I will post updates every youth intake day and every four months in game.
  21. Spielgemeinschaft Oberes Gericht Hello, and welcome to my career, where I'll (hopefully) take a team from the 9th (!) tier of Austrian football to the top. Or at least that is my goal. I know this will take a long time, and I hope I will have some readers with me along the way. My only reason for taking charge of SPG Oberes Gericht was because of their kits. I love me some nice kits! As per usual, there will be no transfers in this save. I have made a rule for myself though, if we can buy back players that we have sold, I will do it, as they still count a home-grown. We start our journey in the lower leagues of Austrian football, in the city of Pfunds to be exact, where Dølle Døkk has been appointed manager of Spielgemeinschaft Oberes Gericht. We're predicted to finish 10th in the league this season, so the media is not overly optimistic about our chances to reach the top of the table. I do not believe we can go straight up, but I feel like a mid table position will be achievable. The database can be found HERE. The Manager Only the basics really. Two nationalities chosen at random, and I ended up as a Bolivian/Bhutanese man! We start with a stadium owned by another team, but I hope we can get a stadium built for ourselfes in the next 30 years... We have Below Average training facilities, not bad at this level I think! I guess the league setup has changed in the last seasons, as this look really weird! You can't see it in this picture, but most of these teams are B teams for higher ranked teams in the leagues above us. Senior Squad The main problem at the moment is that we have just one CM, and I need two in my tactic. I guess the U18 players have to step up already now! Key player for us this year has to be Walter Fallmann, a cam that I hope we can keep a hold of. He does not really look like anything special, but I guess that's how it is in these lower leagues! U18 Squad A lot of 5* players, but thats also something I knew would happen. The best of the bunch at this time is another Fallmann, first name Lukas. He's also a cam, and he will feature for us this season I'm sure. When the youth intake day comes, I will be tagging the players with (YPxx), I've seen a lot people on this site do this, and It looks like a great way to keep track of players. The U18 players this season will have the(YP00x) tag, as they were already here when I started the save. English is not my first language, so there will be grammar mistakes, but I do my best. Please leave a comment if you like what you see, and be sure to give me suggestions on how I can make this a more interesting read! Also if someone knows what I have to do so that I can change the size of the images again, help will be appreciated!
  22. After having a tonne of fun in last year's edition of FM, in which I won the Champions League with Montenegrin side Buducnost Podgorica using only players that came through my youth academy, I've decided to continue this in the same region, but with another country. It's a slightly stronger nation than Montenegro in my opinion, but it's still going to be a tough time in Bosnia! I've chosen a team that has a fairly strong footing in the country, and is perhaps best known for producing the country's greatest ever player, Edin Dzeko. The expectations don't seem to be that high, and with a spot already in the Europa League there will be some money being pumped in almost immediately. The facilities are also ideal for this sort of challenge without being too overpowered I think. FYI: The in game editor is in use. This is due to the fact that I want to change the kit every other year, to keep things a little fresh, as the kits are quite plain in my opinion. There won't be wholesale changes, possibly just one change every second year, but I plan the final product to be very different to the original. Secondly, I want to observe the dynamic rivalries a little closer. I may document them, I may not. However, with so many rivalries already, it will be interesting to see if some get stronger or some die out. Manager Profile Enough beating around the bush; lets get into it!
  23. OH HAI THERE I have been lurking on the forums for a decade now, so might as well join in on the fun. This will be an attempt at Gundo + YA only challenge since I have done a few seasons with the new scouting system and still can't get a good hold of it. My journey will take me to the glorious land of Lithuania. Another Lithuanian save, you might think (FK Tauras), but no, there is so much more to this. I'll be using my very own db that's on steam workshop if anyone fancies a go. In a nutshell, Lithuania youth rating is upped by 10 to 74 and some new real teams are added for the bigger towns (so hopefully, bigger crowds). The biggest change is the reshuffle of the league system. IRL, Lithuania has a 9 team top division dominated by a Celtic-like club followed by a 16 club division monstrosity beneath that. All of this is revamped in the db, there are 4 tiers, top tier with 8 clubs and a championship playoff for top 6. The second division has most of the B teams, 14 B+A teams in total. Third division has two groups, 9 clubs each and bottom tier has 3 groups, 9 clubs each. With 3 extra teams, this adds up to 64 teams that compete in the cup for that elusive European spot. Speaking of Europe, Lithuania only has 1 CL spot and 3 EL spots and the coefficients are not going up any time soon. Top division is pro/semi-pro, second division is semi-pro/ama and everything below consists of amateur and B sides. Now, I started in July 2017 and simmed the game until New Year's, which is Lithuania's season reset date. Upon starting a new season, I created a new manager (No badges, SL experience), two new teams got promoted to the bottom and one of them even accepted my application. NB: The first couple of attempts were buggy, so I had to restart over. Head here for a proper start. A very warm welcome to FK Druskininkai (Derived from lithuanian word for salt - druska) All the facilities are at 1 as you can see but at least we got a fairly nice stadium and it's located in a 14k pop town. My chairman seems to be fairly understanding too and after a bit of negotiating let me do my coaching badges, The finances look great for this level, we have £30k in the bank and are not bleeding being amateur side Finally, the squad. There is only word to describe it - abysmal. Noone is fast or strong or good in any way. We only have 15 players, so I better hold on to these useless guys until the first intake. The aims for the save are two-fold. Short-term: Survive first season Upgrade the youth coaching, there are no facilities, so CA is king. Make a cup run at any cost. Cup provides a tiny bit of money but this level this is the difference between extra level in YC. Long term: Promote from the bottom division all the way to the top Become semi-pro/professional club Have players represent the national team Win the cup Win the league Qualify for group stages of a European competition Win a European competiton Considering, the side is amateur and there isn't much to start working with, this is going to take a while..
  24. "Everyone who is normal... sees themselves in us." --- Giampaolo Mazza, San Marino NT Coach.
  25. Another FM another Youth Academy/Dafuge try, this time with Hitchin. The original team was on the inaugural FA Cup, so it will be an objective to win it. So far I normally just stay in the same league I started, let's see if this save will be different. This is the Beta so hope no strange bug affects the save, also hope to not get fired while learning how to manage in the new edition.
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