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Come on Hendon :p

Haha, wouldn't be awfully bothered if they did win, but I am at home, so I should win.

BTW, this Bulgarian coach at Hendon has knowledge of Bulgaria, Portugal, Brazil, Serbia, Macedonia and Nigeria as well as England:eek:

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Yeah, I didn't find anymore after the first season so got rid of him, my gk coach is Lionel Pirez now who always comes up trumps with knowledge of French players released which has helped a great deal the last 2 seasons with being able to sign some real quality youngsters from France

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I've downloaded the ddt file and it appears under preferences ticked. Gone on holiday and taken over Cambridge City but all the first team players have the regen faces. Have I done something wrong? or does that file just mean you get a team generated for you rather than having a blank squad?

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Check if they have released players before you got there LCFC, in my game checking the transfer history for Cambridge City they had some real players which they released in the 2nd season (1st season we take over the club) so it could be they were all released before you got there. I shouldn't worry too much though unless you really wanted a specific player that plays for them as most these starting squads are pretty poor & can be upgraded very easily with free transfers.

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Kings Lynn Update - BSN 2010/11

10 Games Remaining and sit in 2nd Place, 7 pts behind the leaders Braintree and only 2pts ahead of Worcester in 3rd,

However am 7 pts clear of the final play off position so looking promising for the excitement of the playoffs.

Dont think i can catch Braintree and the horrendous January we had really did put paid to any serious challange to them,

from the 26th December to 29th January

P9 W1 D6 L2

Really put the brakes on the seasonand coincided with injuries to my playmaker Milenov and my DM Ivanov, have won the last five since their return so back on track but i fear to far back.

Play Braintree away next so a good result could get us right back in there

Heres hoping

Playing Braintree:

Decided on going attacking as need a win if there are any hopes of automatic promotion

Get In 0 - 1 Adam Tong Header from a corner in the 6th Minute (maybe we can do this)

HT: 0 - 1 Still ahead, but have been totally outplayed, think a slightly more defensive/counter attacking style is required

Well here Goes nothing

We are totally penned back in our own half, and i can feel an equaliser coming, the lads at the back have been outstanding so far, hope thay can keep it up

We've hit the post :eek:

Lightning break from a defensive corner and a 20 yard screamer from Ivanov cracks the post and avoids Keetings on the rebound - Really could have done with a 2nd

20 mins left to hold out

1 - 1 75 mins - Couldnt clear a free kick and it was rifled in from around the penalty spot, gutted, but i cant say they havent deserved it

Am going to risk the loss and go for the win, back to attacking and if we lose another then at least we went for it, a draw us no favours at all

2 - 1 I dont believe this, 2 in a minute from Braintree. Didnt even get time for my changes before they hit a screamer from about 30 yds right in the top corner, looks like play offs will be the best we can hope for now

90+2 We have hit the post again and then its cleared off the line, a cracker from the edge of the box from Milenov, guess it just wasnt our day

FT: 2 - 1 to Braintree, we had our chances but couldnt take them, 2 minutes of madness cost us and with it i fear goes the automatic promotion place

We stay in second despite the loss but are now 10 pts behind Braintree with 9 Games remaining

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Check if they have released players before you got there LCFC, in my game checking the transfer history for Cambridge City they had some real players which they released in the 2nd season (1st season we take over the club) so it could be they were all released before you got there. I shouldn't worry too much though unless you really wanted a specific player that plays for them as most these starting squads are pretty poor & can be upgraded very easily with free transfers.

You could always resign the player released by the previous regime if there was someone specific you wanted

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Merthyr 2011-2012 BSS

Champions! After Christmas my team was gelling nicely, producing some great football.

League table

Transfers

When i took over Merthyr, they had a young regen winger who was touted as a player with a future at the club. Now he's worth a £100k, and it's getting hard to hold on to him, being 600k in the red :o

Scott profile

Scott history

Aims for the new season:

Survive in BSP :cool:

get a good cup run, desperately need the cash, I have cut the squad to the bone, so need to keep everyone fit.

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Great update Scab ! Is Dempsey a regen ?

Yeah, he is. Popped up at Galway Utd in Ireland in 2011.

Champions! After Christmas my team was gelling nicely, producing some great football.

Congrats! :thup:

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Got completely thrashed by Sheffield United, 5-0, but made £215k in gate reciepts, which is very nice.

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If your playing as Truro in this challenge any chance you can upload the save file from day one as there are a lot of people where who would want to play as them?

A few people have asked but I have saved over it since. I never had a save without me as their manager. If I had know it was so tricky to do I would have saved it separately for you guys.

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Wealdstone are a third of the way through the season and we've firmly established ourselves as the division's draw specialists, with three wins, nine draws and just two defeats. However, there is disappointment among the fans about our recent FA Cup first round defeat to League One Millwall. The Stones were considered among the challengers for the FA Cup, and our exit has taken many by surprise.

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A few people have asked but I have saved over it since. I never had a save without me as their manager. If I had know it was so tricky to do I would have saved it separately for you guys.

I'm trying to get Hemel, so chances are Truro will pop up before Hemel do, if that happens. Or indeed i have the patience i will save the game with Truro in.

Someone will have to tell me what i need to do to allow you guys access to it, but i'll do it nonetheless

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Been trying to play as Norwich City without much success so I'm going to give this challenge a go again. Got bored of it in 09 but managed top half Premier League in 08, I think I'll get bored this year I haven't really got into the tactics side this year. Maybe this will give FM10 a big boast that I need after struggling in 4-5 games as Norwich.

Starting out as King's Lynn. My Profile.

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27 games in with Nuneaton and I'm sitting 2nd, 2 points behind the leaders Blyth. The frustrating thing about my team at the moment is how inconsistent we are, it's always a win or two followed by a draw or a loss - rinse repeat! Oh well :)

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What sort of gates are everyone getting? my highest is 500 and I'm losing 20k a month, not very good at all. On the pitch though things are going from strength to strength.

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I get around 600 for an FA Cup tie against a Blue Square team, 1400 against Millwall. By contrast my general league attendance is around the 400 mark.

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Never successfully completed one of these challenges but I'm determined to give this one a proper go

After a few reloads I managed to get Kendall Town

Here's my manager profile

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In league one we still only have a capacity of 2000 and we have an average attendance of 1993 which is 3000 less then the next lowest team in the league, really doesn't help financially but we had a cup game at Stamford bridge last season that made the club around £500k which has basically kept the club afloat. We are still only able to sign free transfers though but have managed to sell a couple of players finally, was struggling during the summer but the Jan transfer window has led to clubs making better bids.

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What sort of gates are everyone getting? my highest is 500 and I'm losing 20k a month, not very good at all. On the pitch though things are going from strength to strength.

I'm losing around 30k -40k a month with a avr of 381 attendance.

I'm getting stuck with tactics I'm playing a simple 442 with roles to suit my players and have a decent squad I was 2nd and was close to going 1st but since December my tactic has not been doing so well I'm in Jan and have not won a game in 6 and I'm slowly droping out the play-off places:( It is just a bit weird of such a change in form.

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Lol, thenonleaguefootballpaper.com in the game has run a poll whether my backup right midfielder/right back should be in the first team. The results were 92% no, 8% undecided, 0% yes. Seems I am making the right decision in not playing him :thup:

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Progress so far, Billericay Town.

2010-11 was a hard year, struggled with tactics and form but survived the season finishing 17th:

League Table

League Positions

2011-2012 was better but not great, started to get the hang of tactics somewhat better but ultimately only managed mid-table. A good FA Cup run got me to the third round where I held Exeter to a home replay which really helped with funds although I got well beaten:

League Table

I forgot to take screenshots at the end of the season so this is the historical table.

2012-13 went fairly well, managed to maintain some consistency and stay in top half of the table. Somehow managed to get a playoff place and then had the experience of play-offs.

Drew 1-1 at home first leg of semi, and pulled back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 away to get to the final against Thurrock.

91st minute header by one of my DCs sealed a flukey victory, had been held deep down and fully expected a loss but by luck more than judgement kept them out and the late winning goal had me shouting with glee (probably to the neighbours annoyance).

League Table

League Positions

Now about to start my first season in BSP and try not to get relegated!

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Money wise Im 24k in debt after 20 games in my first season, my average attendance is 438 so nothing special, Im currently spending 3.2k wages.. what sort of wages are others spending in their first season?

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A few have, but you have to tell the board you'll get promoted at the start to get sacked really, most teams will expect you to be in a relegation battle so unless you are silly and suggest you will over-achieve the boards at this level can be quite forgiving.

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A few have, but you have to tell the board you'll get promoted at the start to get sacked really, most teams will expect you to be in a relegation battle so unless you are silly and suggest you will over-achieve the boards at this level can be quite forgiving.

I think i'll keep board expectations to a minimum. Will give me a bit of breathing space.

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Started again *sigh*

Now Boston United manager :D

Me and The Guys

Small squad but looks like your young keeper is the pick of the bunch which might help, as well as the young striker

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What sort of gates are everyone getting? my highest is 500 and I'm losing 20k a month, not very good at all. On the pitch though things are going from strength to strength.

My attendances for King's Lynn were around 1100 for the BSN, 1500 for BSP and are so far 3200 in League 2. Which is quite healthy. Our record is 5600 for the BSP playoff semi-final and we had 38,000 attend Wembley for the final.

Interestingly, 13 games into my League 2 campaign Bradford are sitting second from bottom with an average attendance of over 10,000!

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I'm managing Boston too, Drewski. My youth team's fairly good, beat Newcastle's and Everton's in the FA Cup.

I'm 3rd in my second season in the BSN, how about you?

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And moments later Crewe have offered me the job, 79k budget and they finished 7th in league one this year.

Nah!

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Kings Lynn Update - BSN 2010/11

Following the defeat to Braintree i was concenrned that our season may tail off, I couldnt have been more wrong,

Following that defeat we were 10 pts behind them with 9 games remaining

Now 3 games left and only 2 pts in it,

The team have been on fire and really kicked on since, leading to 6 succesive wins, at the same time Braintree have had their first real dip of the season gaining only 3 wins in that time but crucially 2 defeats aswell

The teams run since the January slump ended now stands at P12 W11 D0 L1

One last push and we may yet get automatic promotion, even if we dont the boys have put in a fantastic effort to close the gap and will be on fire for the play offs

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I'm managing Boston too, Drewski. My youth team's fairly good, beat Newcastle's and Everton's in the FA Cup.

I'm 3rd in my second season in the BSN, how about you?

Just played my first 3 games, lost both away games and drew my home game.

So not bad.

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And that's my first win of the season, a 1-0 win at home to Kings Lynn, I think if I am to stand any chance of finishing in mid-table then my home form will be the key.

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Season 2010/11 - Cambrige City - New Year Update

Well, I've gotten through the first half season and so far it's gone way beyond expectations. We are currently 8th after 20 games. Although we started far better and where to of the league at one point. The best players so far have been Charlie Sheringham, James Keatings and Valentin Milenov. We went out in the FA cup against Sutton Utd in the 3rd qualifying round. In the FA Trophy we went out against Welling from Blue Square Premier in the 1. round.

While everything are going well on the pitch, off is another matter. Our finances are rapidly going south, much because we only average 359 attendants a game. I am a bit over my wage budget, but not much though. Hopefully we can finish the season as we have started it and maybe push for a play-off.

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Just had a news article with the title Gr-Andrew. God that is a horrible superlative to use for Calvin Andrew :D

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Season 11/12 - Merthyr - BSS

Was a rather poor season yet again, we started off crap up until around February, then just had a decent run, where we lost about 5 games in 15/16. We could have made the playoffs IMO, but for a poor away record, where the last 5 games we lost, were all away iirc.

Not going to go into detail, because again, there was nothing of note, bar a takeover from inside. Which I can possibly put down to lack of form, but the players were never really unhappy, so I don't know.

Squad

Table

Transfers

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1 game left in the season, and I am 1 point off the top of the table team, Mansfield. I obviously would prefer to win the league, but my last game is at home to Mansfield. Game of Carshaltons career easily, deciding whether we go up automatically, or have to try our luck in the playoffs. My keeper is on painkilling injections to get through the game as well.

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Well that's a great start for my new Kendall save. I've only got 3 centre backs and now one of them is out for 3 months with a hip injury. I haven't even played any games yet!

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Someone has completed 6 seasons of this already?

Damn. My copy hasn't even turned up yet.

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Hello chaps,

I hope nobody will mind me posting this here. As all of you are starting in the Conference North or South, I thought it would be worth posting this message up.

To anyone experiencing strange movement between the Conference North/Conference South, could you please report it on this thread in the bugs forum.

In other words, if you see a team based in the south of England who you feel should definitely be playing in the Conference North (I've seen two examples here of Hayes & Yeading and Billericay) or vice-versa (i.e. a northern team in the Conference South) then please post it up in the bugs forum.

SI are looking into the ways that clubs are assigned to regional divisions and I would guess that the more evidence they have, the better it will be. Hopefully then SI will get to the bottom of it.

Thanks chaps. Good luck in your challenges. :)

Regards,

C.

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