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The FM10 Danny Roberts Challenge

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Jesus christ, that's some achievement :eek: Don't think even the great Andrew Smylie managed that, fantastic kroubles :thup:

Any chance of a 200 goal season?

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Yeah, that would have been simpler.

For those wondering about the extra manager that you can see in the screenshot, I decided to take over Loughgall (much like Nep with Dungiven) in order to give myself a bit of a challenge.

Edit: 200 is certainly possible, he's got one already but this has a great chance at being the biggest season of his career. We generally play around 15 games in April, so if he can get around 30 there, as he usually does, then it's a very good chance

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If he does manage to get 200 this season, he could potentially get very close to 3000.

Throw in a couple more 175ish seasons, and he'll be around 2650ish at 33, with possibly 5 more years in him to get 350 goals. I've never thought that it would be do-able with Spence, but if he has 2 more storming seasons after this, it's possible. Just.

Keep it up mate, brilliant career he's had so far :thup:

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If he keeps this up then he may scrape past 3000 for East Belfast, yeah. Not entirely likely though. He did just sign a new 5 year contract so I have him until the season he turns 36 at least :D I think he's on roughly 2300 in total now including Northern Ireland goals.

I never thought he'd do this well, thanks.

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I've found a pretty good gem but I can't really get him to score that much (I'm in Championship).

Any tips for a tactic?

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What I've done is basically designed my tactic around getting Spence as many chances as possible. So the centre midfielders are on long shots- rarely, and through balls- often. His strike partner is on the same, and the wingers have their cross aim set to far post and near post to aim it at him. Seems to be working.

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What I've done is basically designed my tactic around getting Spence as many chances as possible. So the centre midfielders are on long shots- rarely, and through balls- often. His strike partner is on the same, and the wingers have their cross aim set to far post and near post to aim it at him. Seems to be working.

Are you playing a standard 4-4-2?

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Sorta. 4-4-2 with AML and AMR instead of ML and MR. This is FM08 too.

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Sorta. 4-4-2 with AML and AMR instead of ML and MR. This is FM08 too.

ooooh I forgot you are on FM08. Hm I'll give the instructions a go.

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I'm quite happy to upload my 4-4-1-1 tactic from FM09 Mikael if you want it, FM09 tactics files work with FM10 iirc :thup:

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I'm quite happy to upload my 4-4-1-1 tactic from FM09 Mikael if you want it, FM09 tactics files work with FM10 iirc :thup:

yeah. give it a go Tom :)

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Jesus christ, that's some achievement :eek: Don't think even the great Andrew Smylie managed that, fantastic kroubles :thup:

Any chance of a 200 goal season?

How very dare you :eek:

Smylie scored 15 goals in 1 game. Now, apologise :D

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How very dare you :eek:

Smylie scored 15 goals in 1 game. Now, apologise :D

My sincere apologies Nep, forgive me but i wasn't around these parts when that happened! :(

And i did say 'I don't think', not 'I know for sure', so shush :p

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Also, Brennan has just scored his 900th FCUM goal. He's scored a few more since that screeenshot, and is now just 31 goals away from the magical 4 figures overall, and it's only the middle of December!

I said that the 100 goal season days were over, but they might not be just yet!!

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How very dare you :eek:

Smylie scored 15 goals in 1 game. Now, apologise :D

Gah, so close :D

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The Legend.

The Goal.

BernardBrennan1000Goals.jpg

The Game.

The1000Game.jpg

1,000 goals complete. (.pkm linked there)

So he's finally done it. 12 years, 1 month and 2 days after joining FC United of Manchester, Brennan scores his 1000th career goal. What a fitting way to score it too, a header from inside the penalty area from a David Vrba corner, a player who has provided around 300 assists for those 1000 goals. Incredible stuff.

Here is a

, a fitting way to end his quest for 1000 career goals. Just 65 more club goals to go until he gets 1000 FC United goals. That's the next target.

PS. Sorry if the video isn't of a good quality, i'll redo it if anyone wants me to :thup:

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Well done hamilton. Good to see you joining the 1000 goal club. And in the Premiership too, even more impressive than any of my completions.

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Congrats Hamilton, A truly Fantastic Career,

Hopefully Higgins can join the club aswell eventually.

Do you think he has much left in the tank?

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Well done on 1,000 goals dude. Get that end of season report up ASAP.

Also, nice layout, looks amazingly familiar :D

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Well done hamilton. Good to see you joining the 1000 goal club. And in the Premiership too, even more impressive than any of my completions.

Cheers kroblues :thup: It really has been a remarkable achievement, and to do it in just over 12 seasons in the Premier League is beyond words really.

Congrats Hamilton, A truly Fantastic Career,

Hopefully Higgins can join the club aswell eventually.

Do you think he has much left in the tank?

Thanks PV :thup: Not sure if he has too much left in the tank tbh. That's because as soon as he gets the 1000 FCUM goals, him and my son will be switching roles in the team, so his main job will to be create goals rather than score them. Should still get around 1200 overall though i reckon.

Well done on 1,000 goals dude. Get that end of season report up ASAP.

Also, nice layout, looks amazingly familiar :D

Cheers Nep, I'll get it up sometime in the next day or 2, i still need to play the rest of the season.

And yeah, sorry about that :D Just thought that it was a fitting way to present it.

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Congrats a 1000 goals in that league is some achievement :thup:

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it really is impressive even with the use of FMRTE on several players I doubt I could do it :thup:

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Chris Higgins

Well i dont really know what to say, except WOW,

This kid is getting better and better and has won every award possible by the age of 21, Not only does he score goals but he creates as well.

I have never on any version of this game had a player score over 100 goals in a season, in fact until this kid i had never had anyone get over 65 goals.

I decided at the start of the season to tweak my tactic to really try and get Higgins onto the end of most chances, through balls from everyone and no long shots, It turned him into a monster.

The 1000 goals looks like a gimme from here, Injuries permitting "very firmly touches wood"

The biggest question for me now is how many he is actually going to score, he is half way there almost and you could say his career has still only just begun.

Just out of interest, what is the highest ever goals scored in the Premiership? I know Smylie was a Legend in Northern Ireland and i dont think i will get anywhere near that but would be interested to see what the Premiership record was

Also If anyone is Interested this is Higgins current Biography

[url="http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/6576/chrishiggins.png"][color=#0066cc]2010[/color][/url] - Higgins @ 16yrs old,

[b][u]Tottenham[/u][/b]
          Games      Goals     Assists    MOM    GPG    Av. Rating   Age
[url="http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/655/chrishiggins2.png"][color=#800080]2010/11[/color][/url]     25(8)       23         10        8    0.69      7.55      16
[url="http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/236/14chrishiggins.png"][color=#0066cc]2011/12[/color][/url]     48(4)       49         15       15    0.94      7.87      17      
[url="http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8616/14chrishiggins2.png"][color=#0066cc]2012/13[/color][/url]     46(1)       60         26       19    1.28      8.28      18
[url="http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/236/14chrishiggins.png"][color=#0066cc]2013/14[/color][/url]     56(3)       86         19       27    1.46      8.26      19
[url="http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8616/14chrishiggins2.png"][color=#0066cc]2014/15[/color][/url]     53          64         24       24    1.21      8.26      20 
[url="http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/53/14chrishiggins3.png"]2015/16[/url]     56         120         36       37    2.14      8.97      21 

Total      284(16)     402        130      130    1.34

[b][u]England[/u][/b]
          Games      Goals     Assists    MOM    GPG    Av. Rating   Age
[color=black]2011/12[/color]      1           0          0        0    0         5.70      17
2012/13      8           8          6        2    1.00      8.27      18  
2013/14      6(2)        7          5        1    1.00      8.17      19 
2014/15      9(1)       12          5        6    1.20      8.53      20
2015/16     11          20         10        9    1.82      9.07      21

Total       35(3)       47         26       18    1.24

[b][u]Career Total[/u][/b]
          Games      Goals     Assists    MOM    GPG   
          319(19)     449        156      148    1.33

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it really is impressive even with the use of FMRTE on several players I doubt I could do it :thup:

I've actually been thinking, how many goals could someone get in the Premier League if you engineered them to be perfect, ie gave them perfect attributes in the right areas for a striker, might try that actually, obviously couldn't be included in this thread but could be a decent experiment. Still don't think they'd get 1,000 though, seems to be impossible without a human player.

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Over 2 a game, whoa. That's incredible in the Premiership.

Spence has 194 goals this season, with 3 games left to play. Can he make it to 200?

2 games to go, 195 goals. And Stewart just got his 100th and 101st goals of the season too

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Jesus christ, what a strike rate! :eek:

He is well and truly one of the greatest players that we've ever seen in this thread.

As for the Premier League record, santy001 will hold that with Kerrison on FM09. Can't remember what it was exactly, but i know he was into the 90's for quite a few seasons and probably broke the 100 barrier in at least one season :thup:

C'mon kroblues, 5 goals in 2 games is definately attainable! :thup:

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5 in 2 games is a walk in the park for Spence

You can do it kroblues

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The main worry I have is that Spence is utterly exhausted due to being played in more or less every match in April. Which, as Nep will confirm, is a lot when you're doing well in NI.

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Not quite. Another match played, and only one goal again. He'll need to score 4 in the Cup final against Glentoran to reach 200, which isn't entirely likely, but possible if he has a good game.

Only one for him, so he finishes the season on 197 goals, which is still his second best for East Belfast. Season report will be up once I've played the internationals in June.

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Josef Svec

Svec as he was on retirement

Svec Season 20: 1233 goals

Svec Summary:

Appearances: 1113

Goals: 1233

Int'l Caps: 3

Int'l Goals: 0

Svec as he was when he reached 1000 goals:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w180/kroblues/Svec1000.jpg

RETIRED

As you saw above, very close to 200 goals for Paul Spence, with 197 goals from 62 games, an amazing total considering he is certainly on the downward section of his career. A 5 year contract signed, which will see him through until the age of 37, has certainly decreased my nerves about keeping him, and interest is slowly starting to wane as he moves through his 30s. Attributes are starting to drop also, but physical stats don't matter too much in this league, so the longer his finishing stays around 17/18 the longer he should hopefully hang around 100 goals per season. He nearly made it to 100 league goals again this season, finishing on 98, and if he had played in the one game he missed that would almost have been a certain milestone. For the first time in a while he didn't finish as Champions League top scorer, but that probably had something to do with losing 3-2 on aggregate in the quarter finals.

A major milestone was reached in his career this year too: 1000 appearances for East Belfast

For Northern Ireland he is steadily closing in on 2 milestones. Namely the most caps record, which stands at 120, and he has 107. The other milestone is 100 goals, and at 99, it may only be one game away.

Spence Season 1: 7 goals

Spence Season 2:18 goals

Spence Season 3: 94 goals

Spence Season 4: 177 goals

Spence Season 5: 285 goals

Spence Season 6: 428 goals

Spence Season 7: 604 goals

Spence Season 8 : 774 goals

Spence Season 9 : 955 goals

Spence Season 10 : 1163 goals

Spence Season 11 : 1361 goals

Spence Season 12 : 1546 goals

Spence Season 13 : 1724 goals

Spence Season 14 : 1903 goals

Spence Season 15 : 2065 goals

Spence Season 16 : 2262 goals

Paul Spence summary so far (Age 32)

Appearances: 1035

Goals: 2262

Int'l Caps: 107

Int'l Goals: 99

Total Goals: 2361

After 2000 goals

Closing in on 2500 goals in total now. Maybe only one season away. If he keeps this rate up 3000 may be a possibility?

Mark Stewart:

Age: 21

East Belfast Appearances: 270

East Belfast Goals: 344

Northern Ireland Caps: 23

Northern Ireland Goals: 17

Total Appearances: 293

Total Goals: 361

He's getting quite good, this kid. If I keep hold of him long enough to hit 1000 I'll post a full history.

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Nice one mate :thup:

I'll update this thread when I get in from work tonight. Great reading. You've probably got 500 more goals in him before he gets to 36. After that, every season is a blessing. 3,000 is DEFINITELY possible. Keep the faith. :thup:

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I'd hope so. Spence is probably my best chance at 3,000. Also, I found out that I can comfortably make a squad with backups from my youth players rated as leading stars :D

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He's got at least 500 goals before he's 36 imo. He's 32, still going very strong indeed, and i would be quite supprised if he didn't get 3000 now.

Add in a couple of 175 goal seasons, and he's at 2700 at 34. A couple more seasons at 100 a game (probably an underestimate) and he's at 2900 at 36, with a 2/3 more years to hit 100 goals. Definately possible.

Great work mate, keep it up and hopefully Spence can make it to 3000 :thup:

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Thanks for the support. He seems a lot closer when you guys put it like that :D

Although he may drop off a little if I go for this experiment where I only use players that have come through my youth academy.

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Yessir! *salute* :D

Although, I think around half of my team are graduates from the youth setup anway.

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Yessir! *salute* :D

Although, I think around half of my team are graduates from the youth setup anway.

Hahaha :D

Good man kroblues :thup: Keep the faith in him through thick & thin in the next few years and he will repay you with the 3000 :)

Around 5/6 of my first team regulars are from my youth academy too, great feeling to know that the goals are being supplied by homegrown players. I'm guessing that Northern Ireland are doing fairly well with your youth players in the side and you as a manager?

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Just checked. Out of my first team for this next season, 5 of the first choice are youth graduates. Spence deserves his own thread. I will make it if he gets to 2500 before he turns 34 :D

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Just a quick question for you Nep, what were Gareth Black's final international stats?

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Ehhh.. I don't remember exactly. It's in this thread somewhere... 1 sec, I'll find it :D

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Gareth Black - International Stats

England : Games, 130 | Goals 307

Epic, I know. 307 goals for England. He was only 28 when I stopped that save game :D - He would have slaughtered the 200 cap mark.

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Jesus christ. Was thinking that Marc would be able to get somewhere near that, but probably not! :eek:

I asked my ass man to set up a load of friendlies this year, and they've been against teams such as Zambia! We've won 12-0 three times this year already! Marc's currently on 143 England goals from 87 caps at 26. I thought that it was something around 260, which is attainable for Marc i reckon, but 307 is just too much! :(

Stop being so good already! :p:D

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100 goals for Northern Ireland for Paul Spence now, getting goals 100, 101 and 102 in a 4-4 draw with England.

Edit: and 103 comes in the next match, against Andorra

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And now Spence has flown past 2400 goals in his career, in total, with his 32nd, 33rd and 34th of the season against Loughall (appropriate, no?) to take him to 2401 career goals.

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I've stopped playing for the night so I could play a bit of Mass Effect and then pack to go home tomorrow. Gonna be on the slooooooow laptop for the next couple of weeks so probably less frequent updates :(

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It'll make that last goal all the sweeter :D - Remember what happened with me? I didn't have my laptop for weeks as Smylie neared 3,000 :D

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