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dafuge's FM11 challenge

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oh wow. Started with Weymouth and im terrible! taking a few months off FM and ive lost my groove

lost my first 5 games of the season then signed 2 great wingers. wona game 3-0 and started thinking i might be able to turn the season around

then we lost 6-3 :\

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I did the challenge with Weymouth this season. really enjoyed it, never managed to win the champions league in my 20 seasons. Was runner up last season but I havent been able to continue as ill never finish it before FM12 release. Next season I will participate in the thread and post my updates. cannot wait!

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To be honest, I haven't really given it much thought. Much like this year, I'll be playing FM but not as part of this challenge as I feel I've pretty much done it to death and achieved all I can.

I was debating whether or not to start an FM12 thread, so I'd be happy to hear people's thoughts.

Please do.

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Def start the thread Daf - this is one of the best challenges out there!

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It'd be silly for a challenge with over 4,000 posts not top be reposted, somebody else would have posted it anyway.

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great news. Will probably run the FM12 challenge alongside the big euro Challenge.

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I think they were looking for someone with 7 Champions Leagues ;)

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Is the .ddt file required to start the challenge? Just wondering if I should start my dafuge game right at game launch or wait until dafuge posts the new thread.

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well gonna start holiday manager now and hope that the rules are pretty much the same as last year going for chippenham as that is who i always play so not worried about who else comes up in my saves so guess i dont need the full list of promotion candidates

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AFAIK the DDT file only retained players for the tier 7 clubs. You can do this manually this year through the Database Size>Custom>specify conditions>players in division then select the 3 tier 7 divisions English Isthmian League Premier Division, English Southern League Premier Division and English Northern Premier League Premier Division). This is on the new game overview screen at set up.

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setting up my game right now. Thanks for the tip drmanly :)

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what I mean is, is dafuge making some kind of new league for the lower teams? As low as FC United are, coz I really want to play as them for a good challenge!

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FC united are in the Northern Premier League Premier Division so can be played if they get promoted

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FC united are in the Northern Premier League Premier Division so can be played if they get promoted

Yeah I read that. But is dafuge making custom league for the Northern Premier League Premier Divison? Coz that's what I thought this thread was about...

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no. its not about custom leagues.

What you do is holiday for a year and see who gets promoted to the BSS/BSN. Then use one of those teams and take them to glory

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oooooh good thing I didn't wait for anything to be released. so then there is no need for me to download anything in order for me to do this? it's just about luck eh?

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Sorry my post may have been ambiguous. What I was saying was that you can now make sure that when the clubs do get promoted to the BSN or BSs they'll have the right players. You used to have to use a special file. Apologies for any confusion caused.

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Looking forward to the new thread.

I'm going to be in here for the first time in my FM career as my favourite team, St. Albans City, were relegated to step 3 last season. :( So, it's time for me to take on the famous Dafuge's challenge! :D

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Sorry for the double post but the update day is now the 24th not the 25th!! So save your game on the 23rd of June for reloads!

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awesome crouchy. welcome :D

just waiting on dafuge to wakeup/get home from work

thanks for the update drmanly. could have been bad there :p

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hmmm im starting to think it may take me awhile before i see met police get promoted :(

if anyone sees them, please upload the save. ill do the same for any hard to get requests

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It'll be up at some point on Friday evening.

I'm glad it is. All though not a regular on your challenge this year (I actually got bored with FM11), I have always enjoyed your challenge. It is the very first one I play. So a new Fm version without Dafuge's Challenge would be like to play football without boots.

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Good news on the 2012 challenge coming up again. Will start it on Sunday when I'm back home.

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I will be back for another year :thup: Who to be thats the question? Been Carshalton, FC United and Colwyn Bay the last 3 times.

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I've been reloading a few times and kept a few saves. No-one jumping out at me yet. Need to see the rankings. Harrow has only come up once - don't know how they fare in terms of rank

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haha same Lanthal.

FC United seem to be the team that get promoted the most at the moment for me. The "rare" ones i have saved are canvey island, carshalton, hitchin, marine, redditch and worksop. maybe there are others that i just didnt notice.

I have seen Met Police yet which is making me really sad, mainly because its nearly midnight and i should be in bed :)

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I will be back for another year :thup: Who to be thats the question? Been Carshalton, FC United and Colwyn Bay the last 3 times.

I'm hoping to be either AFC Totton or Wingate & Finchley, although as these have just been promoted to Level 7 IRL I expect that is a little optimistic.

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I'm hoping to be either AFC Totton or Wingate & Finchley, although as these have just been promoted to Level 7 IRL I expect that is a little optimistic.

I havent seen either yet mate. Will shoot up a save if i do though. Hopefully if a kind soul sees Met Police one of theirs, they could put it up. Cheers :)

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Reps from the FM12 db:

English Isthmian League Premier Divison

Team                    Rep
----------------------------
Lewes                   1400
Lowestoft               1350
Carshalton              1350
Hendon                  1300
Kingstonian             1250
Bury Town               1200
Billericay              1200
Tooting & Motham        1150
Wealdstone              1150
Harrow                  1150
AFC Hornchurch          1100
Margate                 1100
Canvey Island           1100
Wingate & Finchley      1000
Hastings Utd            1000
East Thurrock           950
Cray                    900
Horsham                 850
Concord Rangers         800
Met Police              800
Leatherhead             750
Aveley                  700



English Southern League Premier Division

Team                    Rep
----------------------------
St. Albans              1350
Cambridge C             1150
Weymouth                1100
Redditch                1100
Bedford                 1050
Hitchin                 1050
Oxford City             1000
Chippenham              950
Banbury                 900
Chesham                 900
Swindon S               750
Leamington              700
Cirencester             700
Brackley                700
Barwell                 650
Hemel Hempstead         650
Bashley                 650
Evesham                 600
Stourbridge             600
Arlesey                 550
Totton                  450
Frome                   400



English Northern Premier League Premier Division

Team                    Rep
----------------------------
Chester                 1500
FC United               1450
Northwich               1400
Stafford                1250
Bradford PA             1150
Hednesford              1150
Worksop                 1100
Marine                  1100
North Ferriby           1050
Matlock                 1000
Chorley                 1000
Nantwich                950
Chasetown               950
Kendal                  950
Ashton Utd              900
Buxton                  850
Frickley                850
Burscough               800
Whitby                  800
Stocksbridge            750
Mickleover              650
Rushall                 650

Met Police will probably be nigh-on impossible to get.

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oo thanks for that. kinda gives me hope though.

I ended up getting Croydon Athletic last season and they were only 700. who knows, maybe ill get lucky?

wouldnt want to be a Frome supporter though :p

also howd u get the reps?

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Via the editor. If someone wants to have a look themselves, just load the db, make a Competitions search for "English", pick the league you want to check, then go to "Teams" and sort by the "Reputation" header. :)

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Chasetown, Cray, Totton and Whitby really interest me up to now but likely be impossible. Will reload quite a few times so will upload any rare ones I see.

Love the Tooton Badge :)

AFC_Totton.png

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Im almost at the reload point. Hope to see Banbury United appear. at 900 Rep could be a while.

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I've only just got back from work, so it may be a little later than I'd hoped.

Will still be this evening though, although it might mean I'll start the thread without really testing it properly first.

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Any thoughts on the setup this year? Does the ability to add leagues on the fly change anything?

Someone mentioned something about the ddt file not being necessary this year ?

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Any thoughts on the setup this year? Does the ability to add leagues on the fly change anything?

Someone mentioned something about the ddt file not being necessary this year ?

We've never added any leagues, so unfortunately that feature won't make any difference. Unless we go for free choice on loading leagues?

I haven't looked into the custom player retaining yet, but that may well mean the ddt is no longer needed.

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We've never added any leagues, so unfortunately that feature won't make any difference. Unless we go for free choice on loading leagues?

I know. It just means that ppl have an easier way to add players/leagues. At least I think it should be mentioned in the rules that adding leagues on the fly is not legal.

I still think the challenge should be as authentic as possible, meaning the league setup should be the same as usual.

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I know. It just means that ppl have an easier way to add players/leagues. At least I think it should be mentioned in the rules that adding leagues on the fly is not legal.

I still think the challenge should be as authentic as possible, meaning the league setup should be the same as usual.

The only difference i usually run is having australia on view only so I can see how my Brisbane Roar are doing :p

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