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the greatest ever striker you've found in any FM/your most memorable strikeforce

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I just thought it would be fun to remember the halcyon days of simulated football management! My favourite game was one on - i think - fm 2008. I managed crewe to the premiership title over severeal seasons and then managed england, arsenal and mexico, winning the league several times with arsenal, 3 european cups and getting to a world cup final with england and winning the confederations cup with mexico.

My favourite striker ever was at Arsenal. I had been tracking this player for 4 or 5 seasons but couldn't afford him at Crewe - called Fabiano Oliveira, whom you might remember as he was an authentic player in that game. He'd consistently hit 25 goals a season in the brazilian league and had everything a striker needs. Strength was 17 or 18, fitness 19, finishing and comosure close to 20 but he could dribble well, moved well and also had a determined character.

So having followed him for several years and been rejected numerous times by club and player at crewe, i joined the gunners and immediately bid 11 mil for him aged 27 or 28.

He was the best signing i ever made and went on to score 25-30 goals in the premiership every single season with arsenal and fired us to 3 back to back league titles and 3 european cups. He was absolutely fantastic in that even when he didn 't score, his all-round contribution was great. He scored headers, volleys, mazey runs and created space for others as a target man. He loved the club and me and the fans rated him on the club info screen within 6 months or so and always chanted his name when he score din big games!

Even better was the fact he had fitness close to 20. I put him in intensive strength training and his fitness improved further to 20, his strength eventually reaching 20 when he was about 33 and his pace tailed off slightly. So he kept performing well and actually improved as a target man into his 33rd year.

For 11 mil, i got 5 or 6 seasons out of him and he made his brazil debut aged 32.

on fm 2010, i think it has to be Hugo Almeida so far. I got newcastle up to the prem and finished in a champs league spot and almeida has been an outstanding target man, scoring 20-30 goals every season and single-handedly keeping the team up in the first year. He only cost me 4.5 mil and he's given 3 years of great service and won the player of the year award etc. I've been playing him either with Jo, Matias Defederico or Hoarau.

In the distant past, remember Enrico Chiesa from championship manager italia?!

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FM 2007 - I had a regen Israeli striker called Sagi Sachar. He was relatively unstoppable. Even took Israel to the World Cup semi-finals.

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Darren Pratley on FM07.

I started with Derby in the Championship, in three years I had them in the Champions League and I left to manage Sevilla. I lasted half a season before I got bored, so resigned and took over Cameroon. QPR approached me at the start of the next season and I accepted, winning the Championship in my first full season there, and signing Pratley from Wigan on a free.

He would go on to score 20+ five times in the next six seasons playing just behind the front two, captain the club to a Premiership title and break all kinds of assists records too.

(Not quite a striker I know but hands down my favourite ever attacking player on any FM).

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Mine was a regen on 09 called Alejandro Cobo, he was a consistent goalscorer.
He actually played alot more seasons than the screenshot and always scored 25-30+ league goals but don't have a screenie after that.

[IMG]http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu24/chob_2009/Cobostats2018.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu24/chob_2009/cobohist.jpg[/IMG]

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My best ever striker was either Sinisa Lucic on FM07 with Slavonija in Croatia. He so nearly shot us to Champions League glory, losing in the final to Sporting :rolleyes:

Going further back was on CM2 with Spurs. I had a striker called Clint Mudd. He was outrageous.

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Mine isn't FM but on Championship Manager 00/01 I signed Martin Palermo from Boca Juniors for Glasgow Rangers and he tore the league apart. £12M well spent :)

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Andrew Smylie - The Story so far :

[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie32.jpg"] 2032 | Games, 45 | Goals, 85 | Assists, 13 | MoM, 20 | GPG 1.88[/URL]
[URL="http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/?action=view¤t=2033.jpg"]2033 | Games, 57 | Goals, 112 | Assists, 25 | MoM, 31 | GPG 1.96[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2034.jpg"]2034 | Games, 61 | Goals, 156 | Assists, 31 | MoM, 38 | GPG 2.56[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2035.jpg"]2035 | Games, 67 | Goals, 204 | Assists, 27 | MoM, 47 | GPG 3.04[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2036.jpg"]2036 | Games, 53 | Goals, 190 | Assists, 26 | MoM, 37 | GPG 3.58[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2037.jpg"]2037 | Games, 48 | Goals, 156 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 38 | GPG 3.25[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2038.jpg"]2038 | Games, 62 | Goals, 228 | Assists, 34 | MoM, 50 | GPG 3.68[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2038.jpg"]2039 | Games, 52 | Goals, 170 | Assists, 29 | MoM, 40 | GPG 3.27[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2040.jpg"]2040 | Games, 61 | Goals, 181 | Assists, 38 | MoM, 47 | GPG 2.97[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2041.jpg"]2041 | Games, 48 | Goals, 142 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 30 | GPG 2.96[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2042.jpg"]2042 | Games, 58 | Goals, 158 | Assists, 25 | MoM, 41 | GPG 2.72[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2043.jpg"]2043 | Games, 55 | Goals, 177 | Assists, 34 | MoM, 37 | GPG 3.21[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2044.jpg"]2044 | Games, 60 | Goals, 185 | Assists, 35 | MoM, 41 | GPG 3.08[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2045.jpg"]2045 | Games, 54 | Goals, 143 | Assists, 23 | MoM, 35 | GPG 2.65[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2046.jpg"]2046 | Games, 59 | Goals, 159 | Assists, 30 | MoM, 36 | GPG 2.69[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2047.jpg"]2047 | Games, 57 | Goals, 140 | Assists, 40 | MoM, 32 | GPG 2.45[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2048.jpg"]2048 | Games, 58 | Goals, 122 | Assists, 32 | MoM, 34 | GPG 2.10[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2049.jpg"]2049 | Games, 47 | Goals, 88 | Assists, 29 | MoM, 22 | GPG 1.87[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2050.jpg"]2050 | Games, 55 | Goals, 77 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 19 | GPG 1.40[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2051.jpg"]2051 | Games, 66 | Goals, 51 | Assists, 21 | MoM, 8 | GPG 0.77[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2052.jpg"]2052 | Games, 60 | Goals, 51 | Assists, 12 | MoM, 14 | GPG 0.85[/URL]

Club Totals :

[Smylie is now 37 Years Old]

Games, 1183 | Goals, 2975 | Assists, 574 | MoM, 697 | GPG 2.60

N. Ireland

Games, 118 | Goals, 64
[SIZE=1]*Smylie is now N. Irelands All Time Record Goal Scorer[/SIZE]

Career Totals

Games - 1,301
Goals - [B]3,039[/B]
Assists - 574
MoM - 697

He has scored 3,000 club goals now ;)

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[quote name='NepentheZ']Andrew Smylie - The Story so far :

[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie32.jpg"] 2032 | Games, 45 | Goals, 85 | Assists, 13 | MoM, 20 | GPG 1.88[/URL]
[URL="http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/?action=view¤t=2033.jpg"]2033 | Games, 57 | Goals, 112 | Assists, 25 | MoM, 31 | GPG 1.96[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2034.jpg"]2034 | Games, 61 | Goals, 156 | Assists, 31 | MoM, 38 | GPG 2.56[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2035.jpg"]2035 | Games, 67 | Goals, 204 | Assists, 27 | MoM, 47 | GPG 3.04[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2036.jpg"]2036 | Games, 53 | Goals, 190 | Assists, 26 | MoM, 37 | GPG 3.58[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2037.jpg"]2037 | Games, 48 | Goals, 156 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 38 | GPG 3.25[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2038.jpg"]2038 | Games, 62 | Goals, 228 | Assists, 34 | MoM, 50 | GPG 3.68[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2038.jpg"]2039 | Games, 52 | Goals, 170 | Assists, 29 | MoM, 40 | GPG 3.27[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2040.jpg"]2040 | Games, 61 | Goals, 181 | Assists, 38 | MoM, 47 | GPG 2.97[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2041.jpg"]2041 | Games, 48 | Goals, 142 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 30 | GPG 2.96[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2042.jpg"]2042 | Games, 58 | Goals, 158 | Assists, 25 | MoM, 41 | GPG 2.72[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2043.jpg"]2043 | Games, 55 | Goals, 177 | Assists, 34 | MoM, 37 | GPG 3.21[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2044.jpg"]2044 | Games, 60 | Goals, 185 | Assists, 35 | MoM, 41 | GPG 3.08[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2045.jpg"]2045 | Games, 54 | Goals, 143 | Assists, 23 | MoM, 35 | GPG 2.65[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2046.jpg"]2046 | Games, 59 | Goals, 159 | Assists, 30 | MoM, 36 | GPG 2.69[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2047.jpg"]2047 | Games, 57 | Goals, 140 | Assists, 40 | MoM, 32 | GPG 2.45[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2048.jpg"]2048 | Games, 58 | Goals, 122 | Assists, 32 | MoM, 34 | GPG 2.10[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2049.jpg"]2049 | Games, 47 | Goals, 88 | Assists, 29 | MoM, 22 | GPG 1.87[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2050.jpg"]2050 | Games, 55 | Goals, 77 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 19 | GPG 1.40[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2051.jpg"]2051 | Games, 66 | Goals, 51 | Assists, 21 | MoM, 8 | GPG 0.77[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2052.jpg"]2052 | Games, 60 | Goals, 51 | Assists, 12 | MoM, 14 | GPG 0.85[/URL]

Club Totals :

[Smylie is now 37 Years Old]

Games, 1183 | Goals, 2975 | Assists, 574 | MoM, 697 | GPG 2.60

N. Ireland

Games, 118 | Goals, 64
[SIZE=1]*Smylie is now N. Irelands All Time Record Goal Scorer[/SIZE]

Career Totals

Games - 1,301
Goals - [B]3,039[/B]
Assists - 574
MoM - 697

He has scored 3,000 club goals now ;)[/QUOTE]

honestly, how do you get a player to score that many lol?

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A combination of many things, (A good tactic being one) - But ultimately - He plays for Knockbreda, 1 of 5 Pro Clubs in a 3 tier league system. I'm dominant, have won 38 consecutive league titles, and he's pretty awesome for my league, pretty much.

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[quote name='NepentheZ']A combination of many things, (A good tactic being one) - But ultimately - He plays for Knockbreda, 1 of 5 Pro Clubs in a 3 tier league system. I'm dominant, have won 38 consecutive league titles, and he's pretty awesome for my league, pretty much.[/QUOTE]

I'm impressed, how did you manage to keep such a good player from going to bigger clubs?
I'm guessing this is fm09 also?

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How the fark?! That's got to be cheating somehow. He's surely winning you the league on his own every year. How come he's resisted bigger clubs?

I want answers, gawdamnit!

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On FM06 on the Xbox, my front line of Oyvind Hoas and Tommy Hoiland thrust Kristiansund BK into the Champions League first round from their humble beginnings in the Second Division groups.

On FM09, it was just one man. Alberto 'Big Al' Paloschi

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[quote name='chob']I'm impressed, how did you manage to keep such a good player from going to bigger clubs?
I'm guessing this is fm09 also?[/QUOTE]

[quote name='Burscoughnian']How the fark?! That's got to be cheating somehow. He's surely winning you the league on his own every year. How come he's resisted bigger clubs?

I want answers, gawdamnit![/QUOTE]

I kept him by offering him a 5 year contract at the end of every season. Until he was 21, no clubs were interested, so he was contracted to Age 26. He rejected a few times, and got unhappy I didn't allow him to move, but then I won the Champions League, and he signed another 5 year deal aged 24.

Its not cheating, fwiw.

[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=135595"]Knockbreda FC - 1 Man. 3,000 Dreams.[/URL]

You can follow every step, of every aspect of my career in that thread. No stone is unturned in the thread. :thup:

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[quote name='iacovone']Nep plugging Smylie once again :rolleyes:

[/QUOTE]

Listen, I don't make the threads :D

Oh, and this is in [b]FM08[/b], btw

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[quote name='NepentheZ']Andrew Smylie - The Story so far :

[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie32.jpg"] 2032 | Games, 45 | Goals, 85 | Assists, 13 | MoM, 20 | GPG 1.88[/URL]
[URL="http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/?action=view¤t=2033.jpg"]2033 | Games, 57 | Goals, 112 | Assists, 25 | MoM, 31 | GPG 1.96[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2034.jpg"]2034 | Games, 61 | Goals, 156 | Assists, 31 | MoM, 38 | GPG 2.56[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2035.jpg"]2035 | Games, 67 | Goals, 204 | Assists, 27 | MoM, 47 | GPG 3.04[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2036.jpg"]2036 | Games, 53 | Goals, 190 | Assists, 26 | MoM, 37 | GPG 3.58[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2037.jpg"]2037 | Games, 48 | Goals, 156 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 38 | GPG 3.25[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2038.jpg"]2038 | Games, 62 | Goals, 228 | Assists, 34 | MoM, 50 | GPG 3.68[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2038.jpg"]2039 | Games, 52 | Goals, 170 | Assists, 29 | MoM, 40 | GPG 3.27[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2040.jpg"]2040 | Games, 61 | Goals, 181 | Assists, 38 | MoM, 47 | GPG 2.97[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2041.jpg"]2041 | Games, 48 | Goals, 142 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 30 | GPG 2.96[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2042.jpg"]2042 | Games, 58 | Goals, 158 | Assists, 25 | MoM, 41 | GPG 2.72[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2043.jpg"]2043 | Games, 55 | Goals, 177 | Assists, 34 | MoM, 37 | GPG 3.21[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2044.jpg"]2044 | Games, 60 | Goals, 185 | Assists, 35 | MoM, 41 | GPG 3.08[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2045.jpg"]2045 | Games, 54 | Goals, 143 | Assists, 23 | MoM, 35 | GPG 2.65[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2046.jpg"]2046 | Games, 59 | Goals, 159 | Assists, 30 | MoM, 36 | GPG 2.69[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2047.jpg"]2047 | Games, 57 | Goals, 140 | Assists, 40 | MoM, 32 | GPG 2.45[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2048.jpg"]2048 | Games, 58 | Goals, 122 | Assists, 32 | MoM, 34 | GPG 2.10[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2049.jpg"]2049 | Games, 47 | Goals, 88 | Assists, 29 | MoM, 22 | GPG 1.87[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2050.jpg"]2050 | Games, 55 | Goals, 77 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 19 | GPG 1.40[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2051.jpg"]2051 | Games, 66 | Goals, 51 | Assists, 21 | MoM, 8 | GPG 0.77[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2052.jpg"]2052 | Games, 60 | Goals, 51 | Assists, 12 | MoM, 14 | GPG 0.85[/URL]

Club Totals :

[Smylie is now 37 Years Old]

Games, 1183 | Goals, 2975 | Assists, 574 | MoM, 697 | GPG 2.60

N. Ireland

Games, 118 | Goals, 64
[SIZE=1]*Smylie is now N. Irelands All Time Record Goal Scorer[/SIZE]

Career Totals

Games - 1,301
Goals - [B]3,039[/B]
Assists - 574
MoM - 697

He has scored 3,000 club goals now ;)[/QUOTE]

knew this was coming :D nep just cant help it ;)

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mine was frazier cambell and dong fangzhou both on loan from manchester to bradford city on FM07 (or it couldve been 06 or 08?).
they scored nearly 100 goals between them. frazier was espescially prolific.

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[quote name='NepentheZ']Listen, I don't make the threads :D

Oh, and this is in [b]FM08[/b], btw[/QUOTE]

did you ever check out this guy's CA & PA?

also do you know what the average CA is for the N. Irish league?

I mite take a look at that league and start a new game because plying at the top all the time is starting to bore me lol.

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[quote name='chob']did you ever check out this guy's CA & PA?

also do you know what the average CA is for the N. Irish league?

I mite take a look at that league and start a new game because plying at the top all the time is starting to bore me lol.[/QUOTE]

No idea what his CA and PA are. I don't have any scouting tools, or editors. (On a Mac).

You can download the save game from my career thread, if you want to look at that kind of thing :thup:

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[quote name='NepentheZ']No idea what his CA and PA are. I don't have any scouting tools, or editors. (On a Mac).

You can download the save game from my career thread, if you want to look at that kind of thing :thup:[/QUOTE]

Would love to but now i'm on mobile broadband so downloading things ain't so easy these days lol, thanks anyway.

just gonna set up a new game with that league loaded but on fm10 and take a look.

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3rd: Goran pandev single handedly won chelsea the league, champions league and FA cup FM08. 2nd. johann elmander for bolton stopped me getting relagated and saved my job, finished 13th but won carling cup and he finished top goal scorer with 27, had to sell him to united for 22million FM09. 1st: My number 1 has to be Rolando Bianchi on FM08, won me the league by scoring 5 hattricks in the last 5 games of the season, won me the FA cup finished top goalscorer with 46 goals, we scored alot but had a leaky defence.

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Had a Northern Irish regen in FM2008. Bought him from Chelsea for 4m for Forest around 2018, and took him with me to Liverpool for 12m around 2020. First season was a dissapointment, scored something like 5 in 25, then the next 5 seasons he broke 50 in all competitions, which is insane for Premiership/Champions league football. Name was Kyle Mouncey iirc. His stats were insane, something like 20fin, 20composure, 20off-the-ball, 20pace, 20str, 20accell, 20heading, 20technique, etc etc.

Also the best regen I've ever had in the game. Real madrid broke the billion pound value barrier in that game, and tried to take him off me for 92m (The highest i've ever seen in FM though ive seen 100m+ screenshots) but since I had just won 3straight champs leagues with an all UK + Ireland team, he didn't want to move :)

Best so far in FM10 is a tie, between having Antonio Cassano playing as a target man off Fernando Torres at Liverpool, or Jonjo Shelvey playing as a target man off a regen called Tony Stamp for QPR in 2024.

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Austin Ahmed in FM09, a game i'm still playing. Only had him for 4 seasons but he's been amazing: top scorer in the Premiership, Champions League and European Golden Boot winner 4 seasons in a row.

[URL=http://img18.imageshack.us/i/68567640.png/][IMG]http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5868/68567640.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://g.imageshack.us/img18/68567640.png/1/][IMG]http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/68567640.png/1/w1373.png[/IMG][/URL]

His league stats:

[URL=http://img29.imageshack.us/i/67407239.png/][IMG]http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5641/67407239.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://g.imageshack.us/img29/67407239.png/1/][IMG]http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/67407239.png/1/w1375.png[/IMG][/URL]

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They weren't in my team but the best strike-force I've ever come up against in FM that wasn't already so at the start of the game was Gignac and Cacia at Sampdoria in FM08 I think. Unbelievable pairing! The pair had everything covered between them from what I remember - pace, strength, finishing, creativity, heading, strength, dribbling... Very hard to stop them from scoring.

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A year or 4 ago in an older FM version I had found a player named Mendoza. I don't recall his full name, but he was a striker from Uruguay or a small South/Central American country. At the time I was playing in the Dutch 1st division with Haarlem and struggling for a playoff spot for promotion. When Mendoza came his speed, composure and finishing completely destroyed every defense I faced.

In fact, the next season (after promotion) he kept me in the eredivisie scoring nearly 30 goals while playing at my lowly side. The next season he repeated with 35 goals and I started building my team around providing him balls on the counter finishing in a spot that gave me UEFA cup games. The next season he ranked up 45 goals in the eredivisie, and won me the UEFA... with Haarlem.

I can honestly say the rest of my team was decent, but without him I should have been happy to get a safe 10-15 spot in the league with these players. Let alone win the league and the UEFA cup.

The thing that made him the most amazing is that he showed no inclination at all to move to a better team while there was plenty of interest. I kept turning down the most amazing offers (my finances were decent enough to not need the income) and he kept wanting to renew his contract.

I love him still

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[quote name='NepentheZ']Andrew Smylie - The Story so far :

[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie32.jpg"] 2032 | Games, 45 | Goals, 85 | Assists, 13 | MoM, 20 | GPG 1.88[/URL]
[URL="http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/?action=view¤t=2033.jpg"]2033 | Games, 57 | Goals, 112 | Assists, 25 | MoM, 31 | GPG 1.96[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2034.jpg"]2034 | Games, 61 | Goals, 156 | Assists, 31 | MoM, 38 | GPG 2.56[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2035.jpg"]2035 | Games, 67 | Goals, 204 | Assists, 27 | MoM, 47 | GPG 3.04[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2036.jpg"]2036 | Games, 53 | Goals, 190 | Assists, 26 | MoM, 37 | GPG 3.58[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2037.jpg"]2037 | Games, 48 | Goals, 156 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 38 | GPG 3.25[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2038.jpg"]2038 | Games, 62 | Goals, 228 | Assists, 34 | MoM, 50 | GPG 3.68[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/2038.jpg"]2039 | Games, 52 | Goals, 170 | Assists, 29 | MoM, 40 | GPG 3.27[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2040.jpg"]2040 | Games, 61 | Goals, 181 | Assists, 38 | MoM, 47 | GPG 2.97[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2041.jpg"]2041 | Games, 48 | Goals, 142 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 30 | GPG 2.96[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2042.jpg"]2042 | Games, 58 | Goals, 158 | Assists, 25 | MoM, 41 | GPG 2.72[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2043.jpg"]2043 | Games, 55 | Goals, 177 | Assists, 34 | MoM, 37 | GPG 3.21[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2044.jpg"]2044 | Games, 60 | Goals, 185 | Assists, 35 | MoM, 41 | GPG 3.08[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2045.jpg"]2045 | Games, 54 | Goals, 143 | Assists, 23 | MoM, 35 | GPG 2.65[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2046.jpg"]2046 | Games, 59 | Goals, 159 | Assists, 30 | MoM, 36 | GPG 2.69[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2047.jpg"]2047 | Games, 57 | Goals, 140 | Assists, 40 | MoM, 32 | GPG 2.45[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2048.jpg"]2048 | Games, 58 | Goals, 122 | Assists, 32 | MoM, 34 | GPG 2.10[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2049.jpg"]2049 | Games, 47 | Goals, 88 | Assists, 29 | MoM, 22 | GPG 1.87[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2050.jpg"]2050 | Games, 55 | Goals, 77 | Assists, 24 | MoM, 19 | GPG 1.40[/URL]
[URL="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/NepentheZ/Smylie/Smylie2051.jpg"]2051 | Games, 66 | Goals, 51 | Assists, 21 | MoM, 8 | GPG 0.77[/URL]
[URL="http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab113/NeppoMonster/Smylie/Smylie2052.jpg"]2052 | Games, 60 | Goals, 51 | Assists, 12 | MoM, 14 | GPG 0.85[/URL]

Club Totals :

[Smylie is now 37 Years Old]

Games, 1183 | Goals, 2975 | Assists, 574 | MoM, 697 | GPG 2.60

N. Ireland

Games, 118 | Goals, 64
[SIZE=1]*Smylie is now N. Irelands All Time Record Goal Scorer[/SIZE]

Career Totals

Games - 1,301
Goals - [B]3,039[/B]
Assists - 574
MoM - 697

He has scored 3,000 club goals now ;)[/QUOTE]

bravo!
fantastic!
brilliant!
superb!
awesome!

i could never stop praising you...




....is this game still fun for you, by the way?

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some fantastic stories on this thread.

I remember another player i have fond memories of - though he was just another collection of data on a computer game - Eman Mobali at Crewe in the game above. He started life as a striker I think but I made him an attacking midfielder and he gradually improved, helping fire crewe to the championship title and - aged 32ish - as captain helped me win the premiership title 10 years after he arrived.

Another I remember from the ancient championship manager series was a fictitious player i found in the zambian league who'd scored 40 goals a season for several years. His stats were amazing and with that strike record, I signed him and he helped fire barnet to the league title and european cup, demolishing all and sundry!

I've just found a cheap brazilian striker aged 20 in 2014, picked him up for 170 k. he looks promising and he's only been around for one season so he has room for improvement.

Almeida/Hoarau are quite a pairing on FM09 - Almeida is just a great target man and Horau is the complete striker, just lacking a yard of pace but possessing everything else. With a lightning fast inside left from argentina who gets the most assists in the prem consistently and scores 10 or so himself, i'm hoping for a league title this season...

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Nepentheze's story is the best so far tho!

Imagine that! So many goals and still banging them in at his age!

Have you got a screenshot from the champions' league victory?

Is this fm2010?

Are there many decent regens on the game by that stage or is the quality quite poor generally?

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Nep = biggest attention seeker ever on here (noobs in OTF apart)

And my best strike force was Vela & Pato in 07.

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Mine will be on 08.

Greatest striker - Pavlychenko

Partnership - Palyuchenko and Suarez.

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MAybe the Greatest i dont know but definetely the
Weirdest "Pablo Mouche".Finishing (12)max) Composure(15) Jumping(6) Heading(3)
But scores for fun.Had in milan save too playing amc,he just cant stop scoring
[img]http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7516/7pablomouche.jpg[/img]

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My first ever long term game was as Valencia on FM08. After about seven years villa was a bit past it, and I was playing oscar trejo and balotelli up front. Following a rash of injuries I was forced to go with a young brazilian regen called Sergio. He ended up scoring 52 in la liga. Still one of my favorite memories.

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[img]http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w234/King_Matty41/Muller.jpg?t=1260041640[/img]

Signed for £26k and took him to Inter Milan with me. So sad I had to leave that game behind :(

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either Saviola when he was at river or julius agahowa on the older verisons cant remember years

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Carlton Cole lol FM06.

Not only did he score a bucket load of goals for me but I also got him in an amazing deal.

The season before Defoe was on fire for me, or so I thought. He scored about 30 goals for me. Chelsea offered me close to £40mil for him but as it was only a few days away from the end of the transfer window so I asked them to throw in Carlton Cole aswell. They accept and this is the season that followed.

[IMG]http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u100/HunkOfJunk/GOALMACHINE.jpg[/IMG]

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[quote name='silva_gunner']Nep = biggest attention seeker ever on here (noobs in OTF apart)

[/QUOTE]

Bit harsh. Nothing wrong with him sharing his achivements on here, it's kind of what these forums are for.

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[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showpost.php?p=4186153&postcount=70"]Kerrison [Age 35][/URL] (FM09)

Manager : Santy001
Club : Stoke
League : English Premiership
Nation : Brazil (103 Caps, 219 Goals)
[B]Total Goals : 1,946[/B]


The best striker I've ever had on any football management game, and my only claim to being remotely close to Nepenthez's Smylie - would have loved to have had a player like Keirrison in Nep's tactic at Knockbreda though... on paper he would have blown Smylie out of the water lol.

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Why is everyone dissing neb? the OP asked for your best striker and all he has done is provide it!

I had a great striker in FM08 called Mariano Fassi. He was the ultimate target man. The only problem was that he was always my second favourite - as England manager I was in charge of an unbelievable striker called Mark Pollard. He had a choice between signing for my Real Madrid team (who were winning everything) and Barcelona. He signed for Barcelona. Several times per year for the following 10ish seasons I would bid crazy amounts to try and sign him and offer him wages of £200k+ but he always stayed loyal to Barcelona.

I got the chance to sign him when Barcelona relased him in his mid-thirties but he wasnt the same player so I didnt go through with it :(

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Paul Gordon = The poor man's Pele...

Greatest newgen striker ever for me, played for me in the peninsula league premier, and the European Cup final, and got hattricks in both...

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Most legendary for me was an Albanian regen for my Braga side in FM 05 named Edmond Haxhia. I originally had him at River Plate a few clubs previously, and after a good start with Braga I signed him at the end of my 1st transfer window( yay for 'unprotected' contracts) in January. Obviously that long ago I haven't got much stats (though he had 20 for finishing, dribbling and first touch as his impressive stats, presumably most of them were nowhere near as good). no trophies in our 3 1/2 years together, though narrowly ****ed out on the title one season. But consistent european places from a team expected to 1st avoid relegation (which is where I took over) them mid-table. In those days that counted as a consistently successful stint for me. Sadly I didn't keep an eye on either his or my ass man's (as he was set to renew them) contracts so lost him to schalke on a free (as well as losing half my team as I holidayed through the close-season without realizing the contract situation) and my own time at braga ended soon after.

Best strike force has to be the 'golden squad' paring. The soon to be legendary side was already well into the 6 titles in a row when I found a 20yr old brazilian named Abranches at PSV. Most of his technical stats (at least attacking-relevant ones) were within the top few numbers and he was just one of those players who you just have to have a glance at to think 'I must have him'. I thought that was the best I could get but onle a couple of years later I saw Arsenal made a massive transfer for a similarly-aged Greek named Koutromanos. He was clearly superior to anyone my great side had (Abranches included) and again I knew I had to get him once I could a year later. His stats were even better, with more 20's. As I'm very much a 22-man squad manager they weren't a definitive strike force but they were together far longer then all the others and together were my 2 statistically best forwards.

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The Brazilian I just picked up for £170 k (thanks to a min fee release clause) is very, very good - if not great - and is a wonderkid! He didn't show up as a wonderkid when i scouted him playing in brazil. He's a regen who appeared age 20 playing for a second division brazilian side.
Pace 17, acceleration 17, jumping 17, heading 15, height 192 cm, dribbling 15, determination 20, excellent aggression, bravery, anticipation. He should make a superb olde world centre forward in years' time. As he's only been on the game for a year and has a driven personality/20 determination, I'm hoping he'll develop still further.

My biggest dilemma is that I only bought him to loan out while I stuck with hoarau and almeida with zigoni - my 11 mil signing from atalanta - as the one i'd bring in this season.

Now I don't know what's best to do with the wonderkid - send him out loan to a championship side and let him tear the league to shreds or keep him at newcastle with the better coaching and play him periodically in the first team.

Incidentally, I am seeing certain players' stats develop from ages 22-25, which is reassuring - i had noted many players didn't seem to be developing much upto age 21. Maybe the game will have longevity, after all.

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I have to say before 09 I never really played a game long enough to unearth a super regen, so my best is on FM10, Dario Garay. Cost me £34m but has an extremely high CA & PA, blasted 7 past Spurs in one game (In the Villa Thread in GPTG or whatever its called...lol).
Couple of his mental stats could be better but he gets loads of chances and almost single handedly kept me in the CL after the group stages (Which I went on to win in only my 3rd season).

[URL=http://img6.imageshack.us/i/dariogaray.jpg/][IMG]http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/3876/dariogaray.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
Attributes you can't see because of my skin are Technique:15 & Work Rate:16

But the best "Real" Striker I can think of was on 09, Keirrison - always tried to buy him at the start of every save, was fairly cheap and could play at the top level pretty much straight away.

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Mohamed Zidan in FM05 possibly, scored more goals than I can remember and pretty much single-handedly took Wigan into the CL season after season.

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CM 97/98 I bought Viktor Leonenko for Celtic for around £2 million. He was an absolute monster in the SPL. Scored 40+ a season for the four seasons I was manager there.

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I play 4-3-1-2 or 4-3-2-1 nowadays, so my current strikeforce is usually composed of these 3.

[b]Stephen Watson[/b]
A phenomenon, really. I call him "Awesome". His pace and dribbling means he causes all sorts of problems up front and is a lethal finisher. He's almost impossible to mark and his pace means once you're beaten, he'll more than likely score. He can also play in the hole although I have a slightly more lethal player (see below) for that role. He can also play on the wing or as a wide central midfielder thanks to his positioning, work rate and tackling.

[img]http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4403/stephenwatson.png[/img]

[b]Marko Petrovic[/b]
I initially signed him as a backup striker but he turned out to be ridiculously good. I signed him because he was a classy sort of striker who was capable of taking free-kicks - something I sorely lacked at the time. He turned out to be the classiest striker in the world. I usually play him in the hole as he's slightly slower than Watson and the striker below, his superior teamwork being key. He basically takes pot shots from anywhere and always hits the target or the bar - or scores. Probably his only weakness is the fact he isn't the fittest striker around and is irritatingly injury-prone.

[img]http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/9508/markopetrovic.png[/img]

[b]Gerard Strachan[/b]
A youngster brought into my academy at a young age, he basically turned out to be an excellent roaming winger. While he can't do anything Watson or Petrovic can't do themselves, he's still developing (!) and is a quicker and more tricky version of Watson, with a superior work rate meaning he will hassle more. He's also slightly better on the wing. He's off to a hilariously good start of this season after I've shifted him to the centre from the wing.

[img]http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/313/gerardstrachan.png[/img]

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Wojciech Dzierzega in FM07.

In real life he was a youth player for some amateur Polish team, but he is one of those players who get assigned random attributes in the game. I signed him for my Fakel Voronezh team and, after leading us to CL glory, he was crowned 2015 World Player of the Year.

In 2027 my board named the new 50,000 capacity stadium Dzierzega Park in his honour.

[IMG]http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq228/misodoctakleidist/WojciechDzierzega.png[/IMG]

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Pato alone scored 43 goals in his first season, with 28 from Klaas Jan Huntelaar, making 71 in all competitions on FM10 season 2009/10, i.e. first season. Not Nep scoring prowess but a harder league. Yet I still dropped Huntelaar in favour of Edin Dzeko second season.

Result? 59 goals total. But Pato was injured for two months. Still, maybe I shouldn't have dropped Huntelaar...

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I have 2. the first was on fm2008 and he was called James Patterson. I had him for Burnley when we were kings of England and Europe and I just threw him in the team when he was 16. He scored an amazing amount of goals and seemed to beat his previous total every season.
The second was on fm2009 and was aregen called Gorka Usandizaga (Whom I nicknames Dizzi because of the Diz part of his name and the fact it was hard to say Usandizaga) same thing as James Patterson really because I bought him as a 15 year old for big money and threw him in the team more or less straight away and he scored a ridiculous amount of goals. He was the Pele of his time and I was a bit gutted that i got taken over by a new chairman who immediately plunged the club into about £1.5billon of debt even though before he came we had close to £1 billion in the bank.

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in 00/01 shevchenko and palermo were godly for me at milan

in 07 i had luca toni and henry which was amazing at arsenal

in 08 i bought amauri as a target man for arsenal and he was amazing

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