dafuge

dafuge's FM10 challenge

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Phew looks like I get to make a little FA cup run, won my first two, I really need the money.

All packs from FM09 still work without any changes.

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Finally. First win of the season although it was a 3-2 and I got two penalties. Still onwards and upwards, right?

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Downloaded the patch and updated the game, and now downloading the save game again, I really hopw it works this time, I want to get a few games in before I go out at about 6 oclock.

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[quote name='turn it in']Finally. First win of the season although it was a 3-2 and I got two penalties. Still onwards and upwards, right?[/QUOTE]

They all count lol, well done :thup:

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big shocker to me, i told my Board i would Avoid Relegation
[URL=http://img11.imageshack.us/i/wowzc.jpg/][IMG]http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5112/wowzc.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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[url=http://www.imagechicken.com/viewpic.php?p=1257011217017945800&x=jpg][img]http://www.imagechicken.com/uploads/tn1257011217017945800.jpg[/img][/url]

It worked :D I am manager of Dartford :)

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[url=http://www.imagechicken.com/viewpic.php?p=1257011217017945800&x=jpg][img]http://www.imagechicken.com/uploads/tn1257011217017945800.jpg[/img][/url]

It worked :D I am manager of Dartford :)

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[URL="http://yfrog.com/0lsomuchforthecuprunj"]So much for my cup run....[/URL]

Oh well, so what should I expect for being $-200k+ for the better part of a year? Nothing good I would expect.

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Well I've made it to the First Round of the FA Cup where I'll face League Two Carlisle away, I've earned £24K from my FA Cup run so far that's just taken me out of the red lets hope some fans turn up for the Carlisle game.

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Hmm, winless in 5 games now, and we've only scored 1 goal in them too.
However we're still the club with the most goals in the league, so every cloud...

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Balls. 4 from 4. Not a great start. Can't score and always lose by the odd goal. Naaaa.

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My King's Lynn side are on the final stretch now. 37 games gone and we are 3rd, 4 points off the top two teams Nuneaton and Southport, 5 points clear of 6th. Our form is shaky, a few injuries in defence has led to a few frustrating games where we have dropped points. We were top at one point, although we only really deserve a playoff place. But i'd happily take an undeserved automatic promotion!

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[B][SIZE=4][COLOR=Red][COLOR=RoyalBlue]Billericay Town, Season 1, 2009-10 - Blue Square South[/COLOR]
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Finished - 18th[/COLOR]
[URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON2-1-5.jpg"]
[/URL][URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-1-9.jpg"]League Table Link[/URL]
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[COLOR=black][SIZE=2][URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-2-7.jpg"]Past Positions[/URL][URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON6-2-3.jpg"]
[/URL] [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON6-3-3.jpg"]
[/URL][URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-5-6.jpg"]Squad[/URL]
[URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-6-5.jpg"]Transfers
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[/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][CENTER][B]'Team of 2009-10'[/B] (not to be confused with the shambolic AI team of the year, although tbf apart from 2 players there's was the same).
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GK - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-7-5.jpg"]Andy Walker[/URL], 29, English
DR - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-8-5.jpg"]Wayne Semanshia[/URL], 22, English
DL - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-9-5.jpg"]Ashley Dumas[/URL], 23, English
DC - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-91-4.jpg"]Phil Stevenson[/URL], 19, English
DC - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-92-3.jpg"]Paul Johnson[/URL], 19, English
MR - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON6-91-1.jpg"]Danny Stockhall[/URL], 22, English
ML - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-93-3.jpg"]Chris Sullivan[/URL], 23, English
MC - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-96-2.jpg"]Drew Rhodes[/URL], 19, English
MC - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-95-2.jpg"]Michael Shinn[/URL], 26, English
ST - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-97-2.jpg"]Billy Bricknell[/URL], 19, English
ST - [URL="http://s267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/paulhartmanhardy/?action=view¤t=SEASON1-98-2.jpg"]George Bowerman[/URL], 19, English

[CENTER][B]Career History[/B]
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Season League Pos F.A LC JPT FAT EL CL Achievements
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2009/10 BSS 18th 4th Q.Rnd N/A N/A 1st Rnd N/A N/A None
[/code]Key:

League: Current Division
Pos: Position
Pre: Predicted Position
F.A: F.A Cup
LC: League Cup
JPT: Johnstone's Paint Trophy
FAT: F.A Trophy
EL: Europa League
CL: Champions League

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[U]Season Summary -

[/U][LEFT]As this was my first season in the challenge, as well as the division, this season was nothing more than a transitional phase. Going into the club I knew absolutely nobody, apart from Billy Bricknell and Jamie Dormer, who I remembered from this stage of last year's challenge. The only aim I had was to survive in the division, and despite not winning many games, drawing 17 of them was what made sure we survived. Since it was a transitional phase, I didn't really have a 'first 11', as near enough every new signing broke into the first team immediately.

Due to Setanta's timely bankruptcy, there were only 2 Cups for us to take part in this season, The FA Cup and the FA Trophy. The latter I didn't really cared about and played fringe players, we got past the first match, but the second game was where the fringe met their match and lost 2-0. The FA Cup though, was of course very important due to the potentially large financial rewards in the 'later' rounds. The first 2 games were against lower division opposition, both of these teams were beaten 2-1. In the next round however we drew Blue Square Premier side Grays, who were too strong for us and we lost 2-0.

With all this taken into account, what can we hope for next season? Well with the 'transitional phase' near enough finished, I now have a good idea of who my first choice are. As you can see by the 'best 11' I chose, I have a young squad, so bringing in some experienced players on freebies is definitely something I am looking to do. Apart from that, and the inevitable summer clear-out, I am looking forward to my next season, in the Blue Square North. Even though I'll have a better team, it will still be interesting to see if I do significantly better in the Northern division than I did this season down South.

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[CENTER][B]Top 10's[/B]
[/CENTER]

[B]Overall Appearances for the club[/B]
[/LEFT]
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Name Apps
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Andy Walker 45
Jamie Dormer 43
Wayne Semanshia 41
Michael Shinn 38
Ian Cousins 36
Ashley Dumas 34
Chris Sullivan 25
George Bowerman 23
Ian Wiles 23
Billy Bricknell 22
[/code][LEFT][B]Overall Assists for the club[/B]
[/LEFT]
[CENTER][CENTER][LEFT][code]
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Name Assists
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Jamie Dormer 10
Billy Bricknell 6
Michael Shinn 5
Chris Sullivan 4
Ryan Bowman 3
Russell Pond 3
George Bowerman 2
James Wood 2
Mitchell Simms 2
Wayne Semanshia 1
[/code][LEFT][B]Overall Goals for the club[/B]
[/LEFT]
[CENTER][CENTER][LEFT][code]
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Name Goals
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James Baker 8
George Bowerman 7
Billy Bricknell 6
Michael Shinn 6
Chris Sullivan 6
Jamie Dormer 3
Jo Flack 3
Mitchell Simms 2
Phil Stevenson 2
Ryan Bowman 1
[/code][/LEFT]
[/CENTER]
[/CENTER]

[/LEFT]
[/CENTER]
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I lost to Hendon in 4. qual round in the fa cuo. :(

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We're almost definitely going down :(

10 points off safety with 7 games left.

Looks like im going to be going with a different team!

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Decided to start again as FC United came up after a couple of reloads - [URL="http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm46/dudge7/dafuges%20challenge/fcunited_start.jpg"]personal[/URL]

Started off by bringing back Kyle Wilson, who just scored the winner in the 3rd game :)

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Is it possible to set a nickname for your own profile name like you could in FM09?
I've tried different tabs and options, but I can't do it...

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My young Scottish Keeper Grant Adam has just claimed me a point away to leaders Merthyr, so after 11 games I'm second 6pts behind Merthyr and 4pts clear of Telford and Blyth.

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[quote name='godemand']Is it possible to set a nickname for your own profile name like you could in FM09?
I've tried different tabs and options, but I can't do it...[/QUOTE]

No that feature was removed for some unknown reason.

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Fired my assistant after we have failed to win 7 in a row, that will fix all our problems...right?

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[quote name='Azeryk-']Just finished the holiday season and Spurs finished 2nd! :o[/QUOTE]

They finished 2nd on mine aswell. 16 points behind Chelsea

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[quote name='Rattlesnake_85']They finished 2nd on mine aswell. 16 points behind Chelsea[/QUOTE]

Won the league for me in my first season, man u finished 6th.

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I believe I have the dubious honour of being the first one relegated twice with 2 different sides in this years challenge. Canvey Island earlier today, and now Horsham.

This is a worse start than normal even for me to one of these challenges but never mind. Will be back with a new team shortly. Might holiday the end of this season to the reset date and see if anything interesting comes up that I could take over.

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[quote name='Scab'][URL="http://fansub.me/~scab/fm/dafuge10/Woking%20v%20Kingstonian%20.png"]Playoff Semi Leg 2[/URL]

:([/QUOTE]


unlucky Scab altho this puts you in a good position to acheive promotion next season

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Starting my re-load again, hoping for FC United or Kendal (Local Team) I always have problems getting players though, I go into the season with a squad of about 14 players because I cant find the right people, am i being to fussy? is it more about the tactics when your at the bottom of the pile?

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Could someone reccomend a goalscorer please ? I desperatly need someone to step up and start scoring .

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Just been knocked out of the FA Cup in the 2nd qualifying round by Evesham with Nuneaton :(

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Hi finally got the patch to download and have holidayed. I am now the proud manager of Farnborough. I have saved my manager profile and uploaded to Photobucket but I do not know how to get it in this post as a link. Can anyone help?

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[quote name='PaulHartman71'][B][SIZE=4][COLOR=red][COLOR=royalblue]Billericay Town, Season 1, 2009-10 - Blue Square South[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]

[COLOR=red][B][SIZE=4][COLOR=royalblue]Finished - 18th[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B][/COLOR] [/QUOTE]

:thup:congratz on staying up. maybe next season you could even sneak a playoff place with a few decent signings

also great season report, very detailed, i like it :)

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Pre-Season Freindlies: Won 2 Drawn 1 Lost 2; Won both games 2:0 against Radcliffe Boro and Port Talbot, Drew 1-1 with Chorley we scored last minute goal :), Lost both games 2:1 against Kettering and Abbey Hey

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Finally managed to get a team below 1000 rep.

[URL="http://i471.photobucket.com/albums/rr74/godemand/Season%201/Profile.jpg"]godemand[/URL] is the new manager of Marine A.F.C.

Bring on the first season:)

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[quote name='Martvb60']Hi finally got the patch to download and have holidayed. I am now the proud manager of Farnborough. I have saved my manager profile and uploaded to Photobucket but I do not know how to get it in this post as a link. Can anyone help?[/QUOTE]

Great some one else playing with boro :thup:
you need to get the direct link to the image.copy and paste it

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Its not fair :( i can't afford the game till next thursday!!! I might just complete the 09 version while i wait lol. Can't wait though!

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Well my keeper has just earned me a replay in the FA Cup First Round, we somehow managed to grab a 1-1 draw against Carlisle without even having a shot on target - my goal
was a deflected shot that went in off the post and went down as an own goal :D

It also earned me £30K that'll pay the wages for a month.

EDIT: The fans have just told me they are disappointed with a draw against League Two Carlisle :rolleyes:

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Well i've missed out on automatic promotion in my first season with King's Lynn, but we're in the playoffs. And thanks to a late rally in the league we are the in-form side, so i'm pretty hopeful.

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For my third attempt, I will be Tiverton. Profile will follow if I look like staying up for the first season.

Looks like I have a lot of really old players in the squad. Hope I can get rid of them somehow so I can replace with some young blood.

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My Manager profile [URL]http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/Martvb60/MBlackman.jpg[/URL] I see others dont have such a long title but i have done the best I can with it.Hi Rattlesnake I thought I would try my hand at a local team to me. Had a bit of success with them in FM09 not sure if I will be able to repeat it but I will enjoy having a go. Godd luck with your game.

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[quote name='michaeltmurrayuk']EDIT: The fans have just told me they are disappointed with a draw against League Two Carlisle :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

We have the same fans, all 8 of them are never happy.

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Okay i think i might reload for another half hour and then go for a team.. the only team i have found interesting is kingstonian

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Would I be able to take part in the challenge by managing a team from level 7 in the first season, like the leagues below the conf north/south?

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[quote name='TugSafc']Would I be able to take part in the challenge by managing a team from level 7 in the first season, like the leagues below the conf north/south?[/QUOTE]

No, this challenge forbids the use of editors.

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Figures, sign a new striker, scores 3 in his first 2 games, now hes hurt.

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Dafuge what is the status with the website? Is that something we wont have this year ?

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[quote name='kaNovi']Dafuge what is the status with the website? Is that something we wont have this year ?[/QUOTE]

Thats correct. Just going to have the updates.

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