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dafuge's FM10 challenge

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Last time I completed the challenge the aim was to get an international job and continue to build the club. Didn't happen though as the file was lost due to reasons.

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For the first time in FM I have found a player who [URL="http://s924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/LoNinjaSword/?action=view¤t=JordanWilson-2.png&newest=1"]shares my name[/URL]. If i had 6k I would buy him, just for the novelty

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Just finished my first season with [URL="http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/4319/profilel.jpg"]Ashton United[/URL]. I [URL="http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2026/leaguepositions.jpg"]struggled [/URL]throughout the season but was eventually able to [URL="http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/3338/leaguetableu.jpg"]stay up[/URL]. Hopefully things will be better next year.

My team was as follows
[URL="http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/9397/deanbennett.jpg"]GK[/URL] - Far too good for this level. Glad I had him
[URL="http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5739/iankearney.jpg"]RB[/URL]
[URL="http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2889/santosgaia.jpg"][/URL][URL="http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/6074/joshbrizell.jpg"]LB[/URL]
[URL="http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2889/santosgaia.jpg"]CB[/URL]
[URL="http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9271/nickharding.jpg"]CB[/URL]
[URL="http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/3521/garyfisken.jpg"]DMC[/URL]
[URL="http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1720/liamnoble.jpg"]MC[/URL] - Solid Player
[URL="http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/4853/moharkin.jpg"]MR[/URL]
[URL="http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7117/mattyoneill.jpg"]ML[/URL]
[URL="http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/294/henrikojamaa.jpg"]FC[/URL] - Surprised I was able to get him, but certainly glad I did. Player of the season IMO.
[URL="http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/9126/harryclayton.jpg"]FC[/URL] - Got him on loan from Crewe, did fairly well after a slow start.
[URL="http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/9012/marlinpiana.jpg"]Sub 1[/URL] - Got injured for a while and so he didn't do as well as I thought.

My [URL="http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/1831/finances.jpg"]finances[/URL] are awful and need work, and here are the [URL="http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9434/transfersu.jpg"]transfers[/URL] I made.

Need to get some new players in and work on my tactics and everything should be better next season.

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I just managed to get Kyle Wilson!

I also got Gordon Dick. I never get tired of seeing things like "Dick Training" and "that Dick has the potential to be very good"

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First league match was a 1 - 0 defeat to Newport. They had 17 shots, we had 4. You might think I'm lucky to lose by only one goal, but we had 2 one-on-ones and a crossbar hit. Let's hope it gets better

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Loving the transfers I just had for my first season. All players who are either Prem quality or will be. Got a 34yo Ashley Cole on a free as the highlight as well as Manuel Almunia for about 1m. Loving the 48 month repayment method. Club's now in the red though after spending around 20m in the market and the upgrade to the stadium needed. Means survival is a must if the club is to survive.

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[quote name='LoNinjaSword']For the first time in FM I have found a player who [URL="http://s924.photobucket.com/albums/ad81/LoNinjaSword/?action=view¤t=JordanWilson-2.png&newest=1"]shares my name[/URL]. If i had 6k I would buy him, just for the novelty[/QUOTE]
A guy came through my youth team who has the same name as one of my friends - he's awful, but keeping him for the fun of it :)

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we are doing seriously well...

at drawing :|

keep drawing with the top sides, cant win though. the whole team just feels to weak in all areas to push for a winning goal and defend to keep it. Out of 34 games, we have drawn half of them.

edit: great, my goalkeeper is injured. now to put my second keeper in. he's 40... sigh.

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By the end of january second season my Carshalton is keeping good pace, sitting 3rd in BSP. Playing above all expectations. Can we manage promotion this season as well?

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I reckon you can. Better than me... just three games left. if we win 2 of them, we are safe. but we cant win, likely to be three draws haha.

edit: two games left, won against Droylsdon. leaves us 5 points clear of relegation with two games left. I think we made it. few

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[B][COLOR=blue]GUESS WHO'S BACK!!![/COLOR][/B]

Hello everyone, after a long absence I am back amongst you fellow Dafuger's!! After a long absence building up and maintaining my Chelsea Blog I am back in the fold! Got my FM2010 this morning and will be starting the challenge again this weekend!

Congrats to Scab who flew through the challenge as usual, Dafuge for completing and Michael M on his trials and tribulations so far, just one more promotion to go!

Congrats to all of you who have had any kind of success so far.

Happy new year everyone! I can't wait to get started!

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Having money is nice I've just agreed to sign [URL="http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1508/capture31122009165053.jpg"]this guy[/URL] for a record £100k from Athletic I've no idea why they were willing to let him go so cheap my scouts give him Premiership potential and he only wants £500 p/w wages :cool:

Though finding English based players is proving to be a bit of a problem as they all seem to be on more wages than I can afford :(

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[quote name='michaeltmurrayuk']Having money is nice I've just agreed to sign [URL="http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1508/capture31122009165053.jpg"]this guy[/URL] for a record £100k from Athletic I've no idea why they were willing to let him go so cheap my scouts give him Premiership potential and he only wants £500 p/w wages :cool:

Though finding English based players is proving to be a bit of a problem as they all seem to be on more wages than I can afford :([/QUOTE]
If you can tutor him with someone with good positioning and concentration he'll turn out awesome :thup:

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I found loads of cheap Spanish youngsters with Prem potential. Shocking really.

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This is mildly annoying the board will let me scout Europe, the African Nations Cup, the various World Cup Qualifers but they won't let me scout the World Cup that is being hosted by Russia :(

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Hastings U 1 - 1 Truro. Not the worst of starts, I guess. Survival is the sole aim this year, as I dont have any scouts and cant get any to join either! No way to get decent players in unless I stumble upon some!

Oh well - building up the club coffers this year I fear.

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[B]Nantwich Town – Championship 2017/18 – Season 8[/B]

So after tearing up League One in our only season their we now found ourselves in the Championship with no money and hardly any players and even less Championship standard players.

The boards [URL="http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6514/expectationse.jpg"]expectations[/URL] were to bravely fight against relegation and they had so much confidence in that that they gave no transfer budget and told me to slash the wage budget. so considering that the bookies gave us fairly generous [URL="http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2725/oddsa.jpg"]odds of 50-1[/URL] whilst the [URL="http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/1702/mediar.jpg"]media[/URL] expectated us to finish rock bottom - on the plus side our reputation increased to Regional which allowed us to Scout the whole of Europe (for players I couldn't afford) and more surprisingly the club gained [URL="http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4792/knowledge.jpg"]knowledge[/URL] of random European countries (it's rather weird that the club on it's own has random knowledge of Holland but no knowledge of Scotland, Wales or Ireland?).

Also rather surprisingly I got a semi-decent youngster through right back [URL="http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/679/leonardyth.jpg"]Tony Leonard [/URL]who has a [URL="http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/1663/leonardpot.jpg"]3 star potential [/URL]I could do with a few more of them.

[URL="http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/8109/transfersx.jpg"]Transfers[/URL] - with no money for transfer or wages I was again reduced to loaning in anyone I could - in came 23 loanees from around Europe I even managed to get a few from Brazil (after trialing them first), whilst I brought in two real players on free's Belgian Centre-back Erwin Bauwens arrived after spending last season onloan and in December Bosnian born Swedish Keeper Jonas Gronlund arrived from AIK.

Sales saw the likes of Togwell and Brogan leave who just weren't good enough for the Championship, whilst surprisingly Bohemians were willing to pay £1m to take Byrne back (I signed him for a record £7K from them a few years back) - they didn't technically overpay as for some reason that was his value, if I though someone would pay that I'd have upped my demands. Whilst Mooney and Fitzharris were loaned out as no one was willing to pay for them.

So with a team ill-equiped for the Championship - nearly all of my players had been signed when we were in League Two, whilst my Keeper Adam has been with us since the BSN, whilst most of my loanees didn't speak English and didn't want to be here - it was going to be a long season.

We started the season off with two 0-0 draws before Forest thrashed us 4-2, but our season looked up when we beat Portsmouth and Watford 1-0 - if we turned up and fought hard we could beat teams however would be able to do it enough? - in the first half of the season we beat Stoke, Blackburn, Millwall, Norwich, Cardiff and thrashed Swansea 6-1, however we also lost to Hull, Reading, Gillingham and Preston among others.

At the half-way stage we were sat in the top half of the table and looking comfortable but thats when things started to fall apart - my centre-back Toungara disappeared off to the African Nations after being dropped two years ago, then my other centre-back Abbes got injured as did midfielder Whyte and Strikers Dimitrov and Acapandie which ripped the heart out of my team.

After the turn of the year a run of nine games without winning (4 defeats and 5 draws) saw us edging closer to relegation - we were 19pts clear of relegation with about 15 games to go and it didn't look like a win was going to come from anywhere until we beat Birmingham 2-1 thanks to a 90th minute goal, however that was a one off result as we followed up by being hammered 3-0 by Brighton and then at Pride Park we found ourselves 3-0 down within 48mins however after that we turned up somehow coming back to 3-3 thanks to a double from Striker Dimitrov who scored his 23rd goal of the season - a new Nantwich record and more impressively now top the Championship scoring charts - however our luck didn't turn as he broke his arm in our 3-0 defeat to Blackburn next week and would miss the rest of the season.

Rather worrying with several injuries and players out of form I didn't have anyone to replace them with and with my team only starting to play after going a goal down we were in real danger of relegation - we came back from 2-0 down to claim a 2-2 against Hull but couldn't do the same as we lost to Reading and Millwall 2-1, we then suffered a 1-0 home defeat to a Norwich team we'd hammered 4-0 earlier in the season - the manor of their goal didn't help - a corner was floated into my box and it hit the Norwich player and rolled into the net :(

Now with five games left we were just nine points above the relegation places and we really needed a win as we were preying none of the teams below us got on a good run - though things got quickly worse as against Bristol City at the start of the game my Keeper who at this point was the only thing keeping the scores down got caught dribbling the ball, I then lost my striker Acapandie to injury and conceeded another goal, luckily his replacement came off the bench and bundled the ball over the line twice to make it 2-2, before my Keeper dropped a cross to make it 3-2 Bristol City.

But just when you think things cannot get worse they do as we promptly lost to already relegated Bristol City, but fortantely the other teams below us were even worse than us and with three games left we just needed a win to survive - and we finally got it beating a Leicester side fighting for the title 3-1 to survive with two games to spare.

[URL="http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/730/tableie.jpg"]Table[/URL] - we actually finished a fairly impressive 15th [URL="http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/3781/posu.jpg"]considering our form in 2018
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[URL="http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/3237/overviewp.jpg"]Overview [/URL]- the cups didn't go well losing our second game in each cup.

[URL="http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2905/squad.jpg"]Squad
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[URL="http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2941/adamde.jpg"]Grant Adam[/URL] continued in goal and he had a solid season as for to many games we was the only thing keeping the score down and there's not much he cane do when he makes a save and the ball comes straight back.

In defence Brazilian [URL="http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5256/carlosj.jpg"]Luiz Carlos [/URL]came in at right back whilst [URL="http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2549/mcquade.jpg"]Ross McQuade [/URL]was reloaned in at left back, in the centre [URL="http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/5605/abbes.jpg"]Yanis Abbes [/URL]and [URL="http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/4742/toungara.jpg"]Moussa Toungara [/URL]proved to be the more reliable partnership, whilst new signing [URL="http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/6649/bauwens.jpg"]Erwin Bauwens [/URL]struggled at the start but improved as he settled whilst French youngster [URL="http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/611/mancini.jpg"]Nathan Mancini [/URL]provided cover.

On the wings were two Man City youngsters [URL="http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2383/saunders.jpg"]Andy Saunders [/URL]who impressed on the right and the returning [URL="http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7962/oliveira.jpg"]Joao Oliveira [/URL]who had a disappointing season and saw him pressed hard by [URL="http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1664/mcmahon.jpg"]Stuart McMahon.
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In the centre of midfield [URL="http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7931/whyte.jpg"]Matthew Whyte [/URL]yet again stepped up and found himself named fans player of the year, with Arsenal youngster [URL="http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/3253/booker.jpg"]Daniel Booker [/URL]providing cover, partnering them was the ever reliable [URL="http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/1635/eikrem.jpg"]Magnus Eikrem [/URL]with [URL="http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4035/vandenabeele.jpg"]Anton Vandenadeele [/URL]again providing cover, whilst Czech youngster [URL="http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/8761/drahokoupil.jpg"]Ladislav Drahokoupil [/URL]provided further cover.

Upfront Bulgarian [URL="http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6340/dimitrovk.jpg"]Vladislav Dimitrov [/URL]was again in fine form setting a new record of league goals and overall goals scored in a season for Nantwich, though it's a shame he keeps on getting injured, covering him in the Target Man role was Irish Striker [URL="http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/2261/keaney.jpg"]Stephen Keane [/URL]who's attributes shot up but various niggling injuries didn't help his cause. Partnering them as the Poacher was French Striker [URL="http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6910/acapandie.jpg"]Vincent Acapandie [/URL]who had a solid season before it to was ended by injury. Whilst the best of my loanee strikers was [URL="http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/144/lemaire.jpg"]Angel Lemaire [/URL]who stepped up at the end of the season when I had no one else.

[URL="http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/5706/facts.jpg"]Facts [/URL]- we are just a little bit out of our depth wages wise.

[URL="http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9661/profilegl.jpg"]Manager Profile [/URL]- My reputation increased to National at the start of the season which explains why I was linked with every job this season.

Whilst the board finally agreed to improve the [URL="http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3806/youthp.jpg"]youth facilities [/URL]- at the end of the season I'm informed [URL="http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/3196/facilitiesupgrade.jpg"]the improvements[/URL] will only cost £230K so why the long wait?

[URL="http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2443/financesc.jpg"]Finances[/URL] - We finally have money and with a new stadium on the way I may actually be able to build a squad as we are currently down to just 13 players.

Well it looks like this season finally broke the [URL="http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9023/overallxi.jpg"]Overall XI[/URL] feature with the likes Drahokoupil, Booker and Mancini all being named in the Overall XI when they didn't even get into this seasons [URL="http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3149/bestxi.jpg"]Best XI[/URL]

So the plan for next season is to sign some players, continue to improve our facilities and look for some promising players so when we make a push for the Premiership we'll no longer look like a non-league side.

[B]Career Overview[/B]
[code]
Season League League Finish Achievements
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2010/11 Blue Square North 1st Promoted - Champions
2011/12 Blue Square Premier 3rd Promoted - Play-offs
2012/13 League Two 8th
2013/14 League Two 11th
2014/15 League Two 15th
2015/16 League Two 3rd Promoted
2016/17 League One 1st Promoted - Champions
2017/18 Championship 15th
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Just failed to retain my EURO Cup, oh well, Champions League is up next year so who caress :)

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Guiseley Season 6- Tomc990
Current League- League 2
Expectation- Avoid Relegation
Final Finish- 14th

Managers comment: A pleasing season with us comfortable avoiding relegation thanks to good performances from my own players and those signed on loan hopefully next season we can push onwards and perhaps land a playoff space.

Screenshots:

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=table.png"]Table[/URL]

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=jonhstonepaintcup.png"]Johnstone paints trophy[/URL]- beaten 1st round convincingly.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=leaguecup.png"]League Cup[/URL] Also decimated........

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=facup3rdround.png"]Fa Cup[/URL] Much better we reached round 3 before being beaten by stronger opposition although i would have preferred a game vs a big team to increase our funds.

No feature from our team in either the team or player stats of league 2 this season.

My Squad:

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=squad1.png"]Value[/URL]
[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=squad2.png"]Selection[/URL] Pleasing performances from my own st.
[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=squad3.png"]Reports[/URL]

Key Players:

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=belmonte6.png"]Belmonte[/URL] Young cb taken on loan from newcastle played well throughout the season.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=burns6.png"]Burns[/URL] Another solid season from my cm/amc

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=cox6.png"]Cox[/URL] Played well with belmonte throughout the season.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=dickinson6.png"]Dickinson[/URL] My leading striker a powerful tall st- a great asset to my team.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=mills6.png"]Mills[/URL] Apparently good enough for league 1.......... did well for me this season as a dm/ holding cm.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=thanos6.png"]Thanos[/URL] Loaned from liverpool in january performed well with high quality finishing from amc.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=transfers.png"]Transfers[/URL] I took advantage of the higher quality loans possible in my 1st season in league 2 i shall be more sensible next season......., sold a few deadwood off on frees to reduce wages.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%206/?action=view¤t=finances.png"]Finances[/URL] Still quite good, the board will be pleased................

Next Season: A push towards the playoffs would be nice but avoiding relegation will still be the boards aim, i shall look to bring in 4 high quality loans for the season to help us towards this.

Thanks
Tomc990

P.S I've noticed lots of people have those tables underneath their reports showing their clubs achievements, if anyone could tell me how to create one of these i would be grateful, thanks :)

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[url=http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm133/lukester1986/Twain.jpg]Mark Twain's offspring, perhaps[/url]?

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Well this isn't good last year my players took a wage cut, this year they all want £3.5K-£5K p/w wages when the max I can offer is £3K. The last thing I need to do is replace the few players I actually have :(

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[B]FC United - Barclays Premiership - Season 2017/2018
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A truly fantastic season in the Premiership, finishing runners up only to the great Manchester City. We could have done so much better however, as had it not been for some seriously frustrating results at the start of the season, we could have taken the league, as it was there for the taking. However in the end Man City won it by 14 points, deserved winners.

[URL="http://img199.imageshack.us/i/leaguetableps.jpg/"]League Table[/URL]

Our FA Cup run deserves no mention, defeated at the first chance by our rivals Man Utd. The League Cup was somewhat more satisfying with a Semi Final defeat at the hands of Everton, a side I have struggled greatly with in my years in the Premiership.
We won the Europa League last season, however this season we simply could not live up to this feat with Inter stopping us in the semis. We were highly unlucky after our first leg win and came so close to snatching something away from home, but it was not to be.

[URL="http://img268.imageshack.us/i/facupd.jpg/"]FA Cup[/URL]
[URL="http://img85.imageshack.us/i/leaguecup.jpg/"]League Cup[/URL]
[URL="http://img109.imageshack.us/i/eurocup.jpg/"]Europa League[/URL]

I didn't make too many signings this year, bringing in six new faces, one of whom left for a profit and a new player just a few months later, in Derdiyok. The player himself proved to be quite good for us at 4.9m but when an offer of 9.25m came in just a few months later I could not decline. Even better, they gave us a much needed right back in Lee Hodson, one of my best players this season, a fantastic deal.
Going into this season I knew I needed a much improved defence to stand even the slightest chance at doing well, so I brought in a new centre back and left back, spending big to bring in McGuire and Cuneyt Aydin. I perhaps regret spending so much on these two players, and to some extent they have been disappointing, but I cannot say they have not done their job well, simply not excelling. Zezinho proved to be a good signing as did Wijnaldum.

[URL="http://img85.imageshack.us/i/transfers.jpg/"]Transfers[/URL]

[U][B]Star Players[/B][/U]
[URL="http://img109.imageshack.us/i/caamano.jpg/"]Gustavo Caamano[/URL] - Caamano had another brilliant season, finishing top goalscorer in the Premiership for the third season running, with 25 goals in 38 games. The man did not miss a match this season and only failed to start on one occassion, he was simply a credit to the team and is clearly the backbone to our success, without him we would not be where we are and so I owe it to him for the way we performed in the league. He finished with a 7.37 average rating.

[URL="http://img706.imageshack.us/i/churcha.jpg/"]Simon Church[/URL] - Despite still being transfer listed by request, this man had an excellent season and even with Caamano in the side he still did well in terms of goalscoring offering 15 league goals in 33 games. Really hoping to convince him to sign a new contract, but if not he will certainly go down as an FC United legend.

[URL="http://img44.imageshack.us/i/wolhfarth.jpg/"]Tim Wolhfarth[/URL] - An incredible season for the ex-Man Utd man. He was abit disappointing due to a huge injury and some poor spells during the season last year but this season was very much different. Along with truly commanding the midfield, Wolhfarth also proved to be a goalscorer himself finishing with 12 in 32 games, a great record for a midfielder in a team with 2 top goalscorers.

[B]Aims for Next Season:[/B]
I will look to challenge for the league this season after finishing second last season and I would also like to see a good first outing in the Champions League.

[code]Season League Position Achievements
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2010/11 Blue Square North 1st Promoted, BSN Champions
2011/12 Blue Square Premier 2nd Promoted
2012/13 Coca-Cola League 2 6th Promoted, play-off winners
2013/14 Coca-Cola League 1 1st Promoted, League 1 Champions, FA Cup Runner-Up
2014/15 Coca-Cola Championship 5th Promoted, play-off winners
2015/16 Barclays Premiership 12th FA Cup Runner-Up
2016/17 Barclays Premiership 5th Europa League Winners, League Cup finalists.
2017/18 Barclays Premiership 2nd Euro Super Cup Winners
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I blame myself for this, my file went corrupt, I didn't keep any back-ups because I thought it'd be ok. Was 4th and all :mad:

I'll start again and be more cautious this time.

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This challenge is SO frustrating. I need more tips, I'm getting loads of players who seem according to my assistant and scout reports to be improving the team, but we're just so inconsistent.

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']This challenge is SO frustrating. I need more tips, I'm getting loads of players who seem according to my assistant and scout reports to be improving the team, but we're just so inconsistent.[/QUOTE]
Buy less players :thup:

My worst seasons always happened when I dramatically remodelled the team - 2 or 3 changes to the first 11 per season seems to be the golden number for me.

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yeah thats fine, but the team was rubbish at the outset, i needed to change them. Perhaps if I only took a bought in a couple next season, then we might improve a lot? Survival is the name of the game this year, for me.

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']yeah thats fine, but the team was rubbish at the outset, i needed to change them. Perhaps if I only took a bought in a couple next season, then we might improve a lot? Survival is the name of the game this year, for me.[/QUOTE]
Probably a good plan, obviously if your players just weren't good enough then you had to change it around. In my experience, it's very hard to do well with a recently assembled team though, so staying up would be a good aim :thup:

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So far its played 9, won 1, drawn 3, lost 5. So yeah! Let's see what happens at the end of the season and you can give me some more advice then!

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[quote name='michaeltmurrayuk']Well this isn't good last year my players took a wage cut, this year they all want £3.5K-£5K p/w wages when the max I can offer is £3K. The last thing I need to do is replace the few players I actually have :([/QUOTE]

unfortunatly i've found you have to either offer less and hope they agree or simply sit it out and at regular intervals go to the contract screen to see if they will want less.
Or sell them.
A lot of my players are on 10-13k p/w now.

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']So far its played 9, won 1, drawn 3, lost 5. So yeah! Let's see what happens at the end of the season and you can give me some more advice then![/QUOTE]
The good news is this is probably the worst form you'll have all season, so don't get too concerned :)

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well still no wins since that post, had two further league games...

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']well still no wins since that post, had two further league games...[/QUOTE]

sometimes you just need to change the players around as others have better morale.
Change what you say in your team talks and in press conferences as this can have an effect

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OK will bear morale in mind more, though not having any strikers who are happy doesnt help!

What sort of changes in TTs and PCs?

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']

What sort of changes in TTs and PCs?[/QUOTE]

just ones which are encouraging like "you can win today" or "no pressure" rather than "i expect a win"
Sometimes i think just changing your responses makes a difference if you always say the same thing

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OK. I tend to err on the positive anyway but will try to do so more than before.

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[quote name='Thebaker']unfortunatly i've found you have to either offer less and hope they agree or simply sit it out and at regular intervals go to the contract screen to see if they will want less.
Or sell them.
A lot of my players are on 10-13k p/w now.[/QUOTE]

Yes it's annoying to say the least, the worst thing is that they seem to randomly change their demands - I've just loaded the game up and my Bulgarian Striker now only wants £2.8K p/w which is what he is currently on, yet Eikrem now wants £1.2K p/w appearance bonus which is twice what I can offer him.

They all want signing on fees aswell on the plus side they all want four year contracts rather than two year contracts so it means if they sign I won't have to go through this for another two years.

I've also just noticed that Magnus Eikrem is now a Nantwich Idol :cool:

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[I][B]Kingstonian (2026/2027)
[/B][/I]
[B]Premier League Prediction [/B] - 11
[B]Premier League [/B][B]Position[/B] - 7


[url=http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3647/01012010191514.jpg]Table[/url]
[url=http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/4303/01012010191545.jpg]Graph[/url]

[i]Summary[/i]
Finally felt like i improved a bit and it will be nice to get back in Europa cup next season. I feel like i only have to make
some small improvements to challenge for a CHL spot.

[url=http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/851/01012010191756.jpg]Squad[/url]


[url=http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/3425/01012010191926.jpg]Dida[/url]
[url=http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/882/01012010191836.jpg]Wesley[/url]
[url=http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6462/01012010191959.jpg]Robson[/url] Biggest prospect from own ranks

[url=http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1102/01012010192054.jpg]Transfers[/url]

[i]Goals for the upcoming season:[/i]
CHL spot must be the goal this season

[CODE]
League Season Finished Achievements
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Blue Square South 2010/11 4th Playoff Final losers
Blue Square South 2011/12 1st Blue Square South Champions
Blue Square Premier 2012/13 5th Playoff semi-final losers
Blue Square Premier 2013/14 1st Blue Square Premier Champions
League Two 2014/15 2nd JPT Winners, Promotion
League One 2015/16 13th none
League One 2016/17 2nd Promotion
Championship 2017/18 14th none
Championship 2018/19 12th none
Championship 2019/20 5th Playoff semi-final losers
Championship 2020/21 5th Playoff final losers
Championship 2021/22 1st Championship Champions
Premier League 2022/23 10th none
Premier League 2023/24 14th FA Cup semi-finalist
Premier League 2024/25 13th FA Cup Winners
Premier League 2025/26 9th none
Premier League 2026/27 7th none
[/CODE]

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And Here We Go!

[url]http://www.hypnotherapynlp.com/Dafuge'sFM10challenge.html[/url]

:) Hastings United

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Going to get back into my save after a little hiatus from this. Won my first game back 4-1 to put me up to 16th in League 1.

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[SIZE="5"]2017/18 - Hendon - League 2[/SIZE]

After last season's survival, I hoped for a little bit of progress and a higher league position. This I got - not by much - but we progressed nonetheless.

[SIZE="4"]Media Prediction: [url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/prediction-1.jpg]24th[/url]
League Finish: [url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/table-37.jpg]16th[/url]
[url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/graph-9.jpg]Graph[/url][/SIZE]

Once again, the media had no faith in us and once again, we proved them wrong by advancing two spaces more than the previous season. Overall, I'd say this was alright as we don't have the greatest in the league but we definitely don't have the worst.

[B][url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/transfers-21.jpg]Transfers[/url][/B] - El Shaarawy's transfer (which was accepted by me) left me short of a right winger, but only because I had hopd Tudgay would extend his loan. The arsehole rejected us with about 3 hours until the window closed. :mad:

[B][url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/squad-30.jpg]Squad[/url][/B] - What we lack is a clinical striker. Becchio is getting too old and the rest are pretty poor or suffered extended goal droughts.

[SIZE="5"]Cups[/SIZE]

[B][url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/lgecup-1.jpg]League Cup[/url][/B] - We lost in the first round against CCC side Exeter. Overall, they were the better team but we came from two goals down, only to be ousted by a goal deep into stoppage time.

[B][url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/jpt-1.jpg]Johnstone's Paint Trophy[/url][/B] - Crashed out against eventual League 2 winners Crystal Palace.

[B][url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/fac-4.jpg]FA Cup[/url][/B] - Disappointing to lose by such a big margin but they are a league above us.

[SIZE="5"]Key Players[/SIZE]

[B][url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/kearnsprofile.jpg]Dave Kearns[/url][/B] - Absolutely solid at the back, [url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/kearnsform.jpg]here are his stats from his loan spell[/url] because I took the screenshot too late! Contributed the odd goal here and there.

[B][url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/todd.jpg]Noel Todd[/url][/B] - Todd was solid when he joined from Derry City on a free and promptly claimed the left back position his own. Cut out any attack down the left and was generally excellent. Looks like a good acquisition.

[B][url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/carlisle.jpg]Matthew Carlisle[/url][/B] - Did well until Todd joined before being ousted out. Hopefully, I'll get some cash for him otherwise he'll leave on a free.

[B][url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/becchio-2.jpg]Luciano Becchio[/url][/B] - Still finished top scorer despite his old age, however he suffered 3 goal droughts and I think it may be time to get in some better talent.

[B][url=http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Cardiovascular_photo/ballard.jpg]Kevin Ballard[/url][/B] - Solid season for Kev, and he was acknowledged by the fans with their Player of the Year award. Definitely one of our best players.

[SIZE="5"]Career Overview[/SIZE]

[code]Season League Position Achievements
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2010/11 Blue Square North 1st BSN Champions
2011/12 Blue Square Premier 23rd Relegated
2012/13 Blue Square North 1st BSN Champions
2013/14 Blue Square Premier 15th None
2014/15 Blue Square Premier 9th None
2015/16 Blue Square Premier 5th Promoted through playoffs
2016/17 League 2 18th None
2017/18 League 2 16th None
[/code]

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Good job kaNovi and Cardio :thup:

Finally got some young players worth a damn this season, will include some info about them in my update :)

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[B][U]tomc990
Guiseley Season 7
League 2
Media Prediction 22nd
Finish- 7th promoted via playoffs[/U][/B]

Managers Comment: A great season with us promoted after winning the playoffs, some good form towards the end of the season ensured we would be in the playoffs and we carried on the good form to ensure promotion to league 1. Hopefully we can continue to improve as a club and avoid relegation from league 1 next season.

Screenshots:

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=table.png"]League Table[/URL]

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=leaguecup.png"]League Cup[/URL] Exit to Derby 1st round

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=facup.png"]Fa Cup[/URL] We Reached Round 2 before defeat at the hands of Preston.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=johnstonepaintafterbeatingshefwed.png"]Johnstone Paints trophy[/URL] We reached round 2 after impressively beating league 1 club Sheffield wednesday in round 1 3-1.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=teamstats.png"]Team Stats[/URL] As you can see a good defence and impressive late form led me to promotion.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=playerstats.png"]Player Stats[/URL] My defensive cm achieved top pass completion and i had 3 players with high amounts of tackles per game.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=manageroftheseason3.png"]I came 3rd in manager of the season for my efforts............[/URL]

Here is the squad:

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=value.png"]Value[/URL]
[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=selection.png"]Selection[/URL]
[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=assistant.png"]Assistant reports[/URL]

Here are the key players in my promotion:

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=goncalves7.png"]Goncalves[/URL] Angolan cb signed on a free at the start of the season- been a real star with 7.34 average rating, Guiseley's 1st international player too!

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=burns7.png"]Burns[/URL] Still playing great in his 5th season for the club attacking from lcm and also played backup at lb when i had bad injury problems.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=hitchen7.png"]Hitchen[/URL] Signed on a free at the start of the season- starting rb performed well :)

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=manuel7.png"]Manuel[/URL] Cm on loan from arsenal at the start of the season apparently good enough for the premiership- shame he's not mine, i will definately look to the possiblily of loaning him again for league 1, a great season, plently of goals and assists :)

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=martinez7.png"]Martinez[/URL] Youngster on loan from man city- starting lb played well :)

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=mcghee7.png"]Mcghee[/URL] 20 year old cm/amc made a mockery of his 2k transfer fee.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=murray7.png"]Murray[/URL] AMc/st signed on loan from man utd- was great towards the end and his form pushed us into the playoffs.

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=managerprofile.png"]Manager Profile[/URL]

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=transfers.png"]Transfers[/URL]

[URL="http://s480.photobucket.com/albums/rr161/tec990/Dafuge%20Season%207/?action=view¤t=finances.png"]Finances[/URL]

Am looking forward to next season in this ever increasingly addictive save
Thanks
Tomc990

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Grr, we were doing really well, winning games left right and centre. One player (who I had given so many chances despite the fact he isn't that great) complains of a lack of harmony, after a 5-0 win over our rivals AFC Wimbledon, and now everyone and their dog is moaning about this lack of harmony. Now the run isn't doing so well. Stupid players, selling the guy who started it when the window opens, but hes done the damage already.

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[b][size=+2]Boston Utd - Coca-Cola League 2 - 2017/18[/size][/b]

[size=+1]Final Position - 1st
Predicted Finish - 21st[/size]

[URL=http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z204/mike_bayes/Football%20Manager/Dafuge%20Challenge/2017-18/ScreenShot018.gif][b]Final League Table[/b][/URL]
[URL=http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z204/mike_bayes/Football%20Manager/Dafuge%20Challenge/2017-18/ScreenShot019.gif][b]Positions Graph[/b][/URL]

Incredible finish to the season earns my club the title and promotion to League 1!

[URL=http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z204/mike_bayes/Football%20Manager/Dafuge%20Challenge/2017-18/ScreenShot020.gif][b]News Item Praise[/b][/URL]
[URL=http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z204/mike_bayes/Football%20Manager/Dafuge%20Challenge/2017-18/ScreenShot021.gif][b]More Praise[/b][/URL]
[URL=http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z204/mike_bayes/Football%20Manager/Dafuge%20Challenge/2017-18/ScreenShot022.gif][b]More Praise[/b][/URL]

[b]Career Overview[/b]
[code]
Boston Utd
Season Division Position Achievements
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2010/11 Blue Square North 9th None
2011/12 Blue Square North 3rd Promoted (through playoff)
2012/13 Blue Square Premier 11th FA Trophy Winners
2013/14 Blue Square Premier 3rd None
2014/15 Blue Square Premier 3rd None
2015/16 Blue Square Premier 3rd None
2016/17 Blue Square Premier 4th Promoted (through playoff)
2017/18 Coca-Cola League 2 1st Promoted
[/code]

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Hey folks,

Not really been updating on here with my progress (I know, shocking. Promise to try more!) but I was just wondering how people are getting on with job offers?

I'm in my 2nd season in the Championship with Bradford Park Avenue in 2016, and so far I've had 7 job offers, most of them within the last year.

The thing is though, they are all from teams in poorer positions than me. For example, last year I just survived in the CCC finishing 2 points ahead of Stoke on the last day. Well now they just offered me the job there in November next season, despite me sitting 14th in the Championship, and them 19th in League 1?

While I can understand reputation plays a big part in it, I can't think of too many occasions where a manager has made a move like this?

Oh, and on a side note, the legend that is Henrik Larsson is my new chairman this season! :D

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