Nobby_McDonald

[FM11] He's Going Home, He Going Home, He's Going... Nobby's Going Home... Version 2

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With Uncle Ron releasing a second and even further improved version of the English league system down to tier 8, I have decided to restart using this as I had only completed one season in my first save.

Here's my setup. I've been very ambitious with this and loaded up far more than I ever have before. This is after Amaroq's description of how having playable/view only/inactive leagues work. Hopefully it won't run too slowly!

Large database with Uncle Ron's England to level 8 file.
Argentina (Premier Division)
Australia (Hyundai A-League, view only)
Austria (Premier Division, view only)
Belarus (Highest League, view only)
Belgium (Pro League, view only)
Brazil (First Division)
Bulgaria ("A" Group, view only)
Chile (First Division, view only)
China (Super League, view only)
Colombia (First Division, view only)
Croatia (First Division, view only)
Czech Republic (First Division, view only)
Denmark (Superliga, view only)
England (Regional First Divisions and above)
Finland (Premier League, view only)
France (Ligue 2 and above)
Germany (First Division) - only one division selected because of the Germans being so arsey with licenses, names etc
Greece (Superleague)
Hungary (Division I, view only)
Iceland (Premier Division, view only)
Israel (Premier League, view only)
Italy (Serie B and above)
Mexico (First Division)
Netherlands (Eredivisie)
Northern Ireland (Second Division and above)
Norway (Premier Division, view only)
Peru (Premier Division, view only)
Poland (Ekstraklasa, view only)
Portugal (Liga ZON Sagres)
Republic of Ireland (First Division and above)
Romania (Liga I, view only)
Russia (Premier Division)
Scotland (Third Division and above)
Serbia (SuperLeague, view only)
Slovakia (First Division, view only)
Slovenia (First League, view only)
South Africa (Premier League, view only)
South Korea (K-League, view only)
Spain (Liga adelante and above)
Sweden (Premier Division, view only)
Switzerland (Super League, view only)
Turkey (Premier Division)
USA (MLS, view only)
Ukraine (Premier League, view only)
Uruguay (First Division, view only)
Wales (Principality Welsh Premier)

Nations: 46
Leagues: 62
Approximate player count: 72,000 (recommended maximum 75,000)

Wagons roll...

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Newcastle Town Football Club

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My hometown team. Newcastle-under-Lyme is a town with approximately 75,000 inhabitants. Despite being a fairly sizeable town, they have never had a football team of any real significance. Neighbouring Stoke-on-Trent is home to two Football League clubs, Stoke City and Port Vale. These teams, especially Stoke, pull many football supporters who live in Newcastle-under-Lyme away from the town's team.
Formed as a Sunday League team in 1964, more recently the team has spent many years in the North West Counties League Premier Division, finishing runners up three times in the 1990s and being edged out in 2001/2 by Kidsgrove Athletic and Prescot Cables. The home match near the end of the season against local rivals Kidsgrove attracted a crowd of nearly 1100, then a league record until FC United of Manchester entered the league. Town lost 1-0 and finished 3rd.
Things are improving though. After many years of trying, Newcastle Town finally won the North West Counties League Premier Division in 2009/10, and in some style. After winning their first 28 games they finished the season on 114 points and scoring 121 goals in a 42 game season. This puts them in the Northern Premier League First Division South, the highest Newcastle have ever been.
Can I take Newcastle Town even further and emerge from the shadows of their more illustrious neighbours?

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Lyme Valley Parkway Stadium, Newcastle-under-Lyme holds 4000 with 300 seats and is in poor condition with a grass surface. The club has basic corporate, basic training and minimal youth facilities and limited youth recruitment. The team's rivals are Alsager Town, Congleton Town and Kidsgrove Atheltic.

I am given a contract for 2 years and on £200 per week.

This is the job I've always wanted...

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Good luck - Town are currently bottom of the NW Counties Premier in my FM10 save...2043, an they've not been above tier 9.

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Good luck Simon. Can't wait to see which team Newcastle Town draw in the FA Cup Preliminary Round!

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Ron, we were drawn at home to Chester in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

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[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']Ron, we were drawn at home to Chester in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.[/QUOTE]

Sounds like a big game and you should get a good crowd in.

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[quote name='uncle ron']Sounds like a big game and you should get a good crowd in.[/QUOTE]

408. More than double the average crowd. :)

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[quote name='GioGio85']Now thats a lot of leagues loaded! best of luck[/QUOTE]

It is... somebody said the same thing when I set up exactly the same the first time round. Was it you?

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Was it a shot? Was it a cross?

[video=youtube;LzV7U_li3gA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzV7U_li3gA[/video]

Who cares? It was the second goal in a 3-0 win. :)

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AMD Athlong 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, MMX, 3DNow (2CPUs)
2048MB RAM
And some other stuff.

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[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']This is after Amaroq's description of how having playable/view only/inactive leagues work. Hopefully it won't run too slowly!
[/QUOTE]

Got a link? I'm not too sure myself how it all works

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It was also posted in my previous version of this save.

[url]http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/164850-how-do-view-only-leagues-work?[/url]

And thanks Crouchy.

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Not a bad way to seal a win in the local derby...

[video=youtube;omrRFBhqGiU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omrRFBhqGiU[/video]

That put us 3-1 up and we won 3-2.

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[b]2010/1 - Newcastle Town (Northern Premier League First Division South)[/b]
It's the start of a long journey...

I sign a £200 per week contract for 2 years.

Lyme Valley Parkway Stadium, Newcastle-under-Lyme holds 4000 (300 seated) with basic corporate, basic training and minimal youth facilities with limited youth recruitment.
There is a 4 year kit sponsorship deal worth £2000 per season which ends in 2013.
Fierce rivals: None
Rivals: Congleton Town, Alsager Town, Kidsgrove Athletic

Board: Safe mid table
Media: 13th
Bookies: Unknown
Season tickets: 90

Things don't start well at all as we lose our opening three matches. We then host Chester in the FA Cup and wins, which spurs us on to win our first league game and start a good run.
We settle down to mid table where we hover around for a while as injuries and suspensions hit the squad.
The holiday period passed and we stayed in the middle with little prospect of us moving very far in either direction.
However, we really picked up. We kept the pressure up and as likely title contenders Barwell went into free fall, we pushed them to take their place in the playoffs.
However, defeat in the final match at home to Leek sees us miss out on the playoffs as Barwell cling on with our local rivals Kidsgrove just missing out too.

[IMG]http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/Nobby_McDonald/2010-11.jpg[/IMG]

FA CUP SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND: Newcastle Town 1 Droylsden 2
FA TROPHY SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND REPLAY: Sutton Coldfield Town 3 Newcastle Town 1
NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP PRELIMINARY ROUND: Newcastle Town 2 Rushall Olympic 3
NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PRESIDENT'S CUP FINAL: Newcastle Town 0 AFC Fylde 1 (at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington)


Top rating: Kamran Abassi 7.06
Top goalscorer: Alan Nagington 21 in 42 games
Top league goalscorer: Alan Nagington 15 in 29 games

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
[IMG]http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/Nobby_McDonald/abassi.jpg[/IMG]

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR
[IMG]http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/Nobby_McDonald/skelton-1.jpg[/IMG]

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I really do forget how "amazing" the players down there are :P

Flamers

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[b]Roll of Honour[/b]

PREMIER LEAGUE
Champions: Liverpool
Champions League qualifiers: Manchester United, Chelseal, Tottenham Hotspur
Relegated: Sunderland, Stoke City, Blackpool

CHAMPIONSHIP
Champions: Burnley
Promoted: Bristol City, Cardiff City
Relegated: Preston North End, Ipswich Town, Leeds United

LEAGUE ONE
Champions: Huddersfield Town
Promoted: Milton Keynes Dons, Southampton
Relegated: Rochdale, Hartlepool United, Tranmere Rovers, Yeovil Town

LEAGUE TWO
Champions: Gillingham
Promoted: Barnet, Wycombe Wanderers, Rotherham United
Relegated: Macclesfield Town, Cheltenham Town

CONFERENCE PREMIER
Champions: Grimsby Town
Promoted: Luton Town
Relegated: Tamworth, Altrincham, Forest Green Rovers, Southport

CONFERENCE NORTH
Champions: AFC Telford United
Promoted: Gainsborough Trinity
Relegated: Hyde United, Stafford Rangers*, Redditch United

CONFERENCE SOUTH
Champions: Dover Athletic
Promoted: Farnborough
Relegated: Bishop's Stortford, Dorchester Town, Boreham Wood

ISTHMIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
Champions: Sutton United
Promoted: Billericay Town
Relegated: Croydon Athletic, Horsham, Cray Wanderers, Harrow Borough

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
Champions: Nantwich Town
Promoted: Colwyn Bay
Relegated: Ossett Town, Retford United, Hucknall Town, Stocksbridge Park Steels

SOUTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE
Champions: Salisbury City
Promoted: Truro City
Relegated: Banbury United, Didcot Town, Bedford Town, Bashley

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION NORTH
Champions: Harlow Town
Promoted: Maldon & Tiptree
Relegated: Waltham Forest, Romford

ISTHMIAN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
Champions: Dulwich Hamlet
Promoted: Walton Casuals
Relegated: Worthing, Corinthian-Casuals

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION NORTH
Champions: Wakefield
Promoted: Witton Albion
Relegated: Prescot Cables, Woodley Sports, Bamber Bridge

NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION SOUTH
Champions: Rushall Olympic
Promoted: Market Drayton Town
Relegated: Brigg Town, Spalding United

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION CENTRAL
Champions: Soham Town Rangers
Promoted: Beaconsfield SYCOB
Relegated: Bedfont Town, Daventry Town

SOUTHERN FIRST DIVISION SOUTH/WEST
Champions: Thatcham Town
Promoted: Abingdon United
Relegated: Andover
* indicates 10 points deducted

FA CUP
Manchester City 1 Chelsea 2

LEAGUE CUP
Chelsea 2 Arsenal 1

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY
Charlton 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2

FA TROPHY
Rushden & Diamonds 3 Darlington 2


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Valencia 1 Real Madrid 4
Wembley, London

EUROPA LEAGUE
Tottenham Hotspur 1 Villarreal 0
Aviva Stadium, Dublin

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[quote name='Flamers']I really do forget how "amazing" the players down there are :P

Flamers[/QUOTE]

20 goals a season isn't to be sniffed at. :D

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EUROPEAN LEAGUE WINNERS
Austria: Red Bull Salzburg (x3)
Belarus: BATE Borisov (x5)
Belgium: Anderlecht (x2)
Bulgaria: Levski Sofia
Croatia: Dinamo Zagreb (x6)
Czech Republic: Sparta Prague (x2)
Denmark: FC Copenhagen (x3)
Finland: MyPa
France: Lyon
Germany: Bayern Munich (x2)
Greece: AEK Athens
Hungary: Fehérvár
Iceland: Grindavík
Israel: Beitar Jerusalem
Italy: Genoa
Netherlands: AZ Alkmaar
Northern Ireland: Linfield (x2)
Norway: Rosenborg (x2)
Poland: Lech Poznan (x2)
Portugal: Sporting Lisbon
Republic of Ireland: Bohemians (x3)
Romania: FC Timişoara
Russia: Spartak Moscow
Scotland: Rangers (x3)
Serbia: Red Star Belgrade
Slovakia: Zilina (x2)
Slovenia: Domzale
Spain: Barcelona (x3)
Sweden: Djurgården
Switzerland: Basel
Turkey: Galatasaray
Ukraine: Dynamo Kiev
Wales: The New Saints (x2)

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MAJOR ENGLISH CLUBS
1. Manchester United
2. Liverpool
3. Chelsea
4. Arsenal
5. Manchester City
6. Tottenham Hotspur

TOP ENGLISH PLAYERS
1. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United, 70 caps, 30 goals)
2. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool, 87 caps, 17 goals)
3. John Terry (Chelsea, 69 caps, 6 goals)
4. Frank Lampard (Chelsea, 89 caps, 24 goals)
5. Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United, 81 caps, 3 goals)
6. Ashley Cole (Chelsea, 84 caps)

TOP EUROPEAN DOMESTIC COMPETITIONS
1. English Premier League - 4.5*
2. Spanish Liga BBVA - 4.5*
3. Italian Serie A - 4*
4. German First Division - 4*
5. French Ligue 1 - 4*
6. English FA Cup - 3.5*
Most improved: Faroese Premier Division - 0.5* from 494th to 381st

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[b]New Club Records[/b]

Highest League Position: 8th in Northern Premier League First Division South
Lowest League Position: 8th in Northern Premier League First Division South
Highest Attendance: 623 v Droylsden, FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
Highest Gate Receipts: £8000 v Droylsden, FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
Lowest Attendance: 102 v Goole, Northern Premier League First Division South
Average Attendance: 230
Biggest Win: 4-1 v Goole (H), Northern Premier League First Division South
Biggest Defeat: 1-4 v Shepshed Dynamo (A), Northern Premier League First Division South
Highest Scoring Game: 3-3 v Goole (A), Northern Premier League First Division South
Highest Scoring League Game: 3-3 v Goole (A), Northern Premier League First Division South
Most Games Won in a Row: 5
Most Games Lost in a Row: 3
Most Games Without Losing: 8
Most Games Without Winning: 4
Most Games Without Conceding: 4
Most Games Without Scoring: 2
Top Goalscorer: 21 - Alan Nagington
Top League Goalscorer: 15 - Alan Nagington
Most Goals in a Match: 2 - Alan Nagington v Causeway United (A), FA Cup First Qualifying Round
Most Assists: 13 - Lassana Sidibé
Highest Average Rating: 7.06 - Kamran Abassi
Most Man of the Match: 7 - Kamran Abassi
Worst Discipline: 7 yellows, 4 reds - David Morley
Most League Appearances for Club: 38 - John Sheldon
Most League Goals for Club: 15 - Alan Nagington
Youngest Player: 16 years 322 days - David Bartlett v Worksop Town (A), Northern Premier League Challenge Cup Quarter Final
Oldest Player: 30 years 68 days - Paul Donnelly v Leek Town (H), Northern Premier League First Division South
Fastest Goal: 20 seconds - Alan Nagington v Sheffield, Northern Premier League First Division South
Youngest Goalscorer: 17 years 358 days - Liam Rushton v Sutton Coldfield Town (A), FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round replay
Oldest Goalscorer: 29 years 361 days - Paul Donnelly v Rushall Olympic (A), Northern Premier League First Division South


[b]New League Records[/b]

Highest Attendance: 730 - Sutton Coldfield Town v Barwell (Playoff Semi Final)
Lowest Attendance: 16 - Romulus v Spalding United
[B]Average Attendance: 230 - Newcastle Town[/B]
Biggest Win: Spalding United 0 Kidsgrove Athletic 5
Highest Scoring Game: Market Drayton Town 4 Belper Town 5
Most Games Won in a Row: 8 - Barwell
Most Games Lost in a Row: 7 - Glapwell
Most Games Without Losing: 10 - Rushall Olympic
Most Games Without Winning: 13 - Grantham Town
Most Games Without Conceding: 4 - Goole
Most Games Without Scoring: 4 - Belper Town
Most Points: 82 - Rushall Olympic
Most Goals: 86 - Market Drayton Town
Most Conceded: 75 - Spalding United
[B]Worst Discipline: 111 yellows, 10 reds - Newcastle Town[/B]
Top Goalscorer: 27 - Tom Rogers (Market Drayton Town)
Most Goals in a Match: 3 - Rob Norris (Shepshed Dynamo v Newcastle Town)
Highest Average Rating: 7.31 - Tom Rogers (Market Drayton Town)
[B]Most Man of the Match: 7 - Kamran Abassi (Newcastle Town)[/B]
Worst Discipline: 13 yellows, 3 reds - David Hadrava (Quorn)
Youngest Player: 15 years 355 days - Sebastian Wagner (Rushall Olympic)
Oldest Player: 46 years 175 days - Neil Grayson (Carlton Town)
Fastest Goal: 18 seconds - Marc Walton (Sheffield v Shepshed Dynamo)
Youngest Goalscorer: 16 years 57 days - Jack Pope (Spalding United v Leek Town)
Oldest Goalscorer: 46 years 173 days - Neil Grayson (Carlton Town v Romulus)



[b]All Time Best Eleven[/b]
[I]New inductees in italics

GK - Greg Smith (36 games, 0 goals, 6.79 rating)
DR - Joe Selby (49, 2, 6.88)
DL - John Sheldon (50, 0, 6.87)
DC - Kamran Abassi (51, 2, 7.06)
DC - Paul Donnelly (48, 2, 7.01)
MR - Lassana Sidibé (40, 4, 6.89)
ML - George Lay (40, 5, 6.78)
MC - Ian Willis (33, 0, 6.90)
MC - Chris Boast (15, 2, 6.91)
ST - Alan Nagington (41, 21, 7.04)
ST - Liam Rushton (43, 17, 7.03) - season loan from Marine
SB - Danny Read (21, 0, 6.63)
SB - David Morley (19, 0, 6.77)
SB - Dan Skelton (47, 16, 6.85)
SB - Andy Nicholls (35, 2, 6.74)
SB - Jordan Johnson (30, 1, 6.61)
SB - Louis James (16, 2, 6.75)
SB - Chris Budrys (14, 4, 6.70) - released[/i]

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[U][B]Season Summary[/B][/U]
[CODE]
[B]Season[/B] [B]Team[/B] [B]Division[/B] [B]Pos[/B] [B]FA Cup[/B] [B]Other[/B]
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2010/11 Newcastle Town Northern First Division South 7th Second Qualifying Round FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round
[/CODE]


Note: Bold indicates promotion, italics relegation.



[b]The Trophy Cabinet[/b]

LEAGUES
None

CUPS
None

AWARDS
None

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Decent first season, nothing spectacular

playoffs next year?

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Nice work in season 1 Nobby. Aim for playoffs and promotion. :)

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Damn Leek Town! Steady first season [B]Nobby[/B] :thup:

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Thanks Raware. Hopefully it will be even better this coming season.

Bit of close season news... champions Liverpool were taken over by an English consortium who promptly sacked Roy Hodgson and replaced him with Roberto Mancini.

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Meanwhile, a very good opening day crowd of 290 saw a 2-1 win and this goal round off a sublime passing move.

[video=youtube;A3Z2l1mE4Ew]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3Z2l1mE4Ew[/video]

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[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']Thanks Raware. Hopefully it will be even better this coming season.

Bit of close season news... champions Liverpool were taken over by an English consortium who promptly sacked Roy Hodgson and replaced him with Roberto Mancini.[/QUOTE]

Mancini just got sacked from Arsenal in my game; they were sitting 9th.

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Mancini was still at Manchester City so it was a strange move.

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Good start Nobby, keep it up! I think I mentioned that Skelton looked good in the thread for your first time round, 16 goals is a very nice return.

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Thanks Snake. Skelton is pretty good but is finding a lot more competition for places this second season.

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Oh, for any Twitters out there... NobbyFM for little updates and tidbits.

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Nice start so far, good read. BTW, what is your rating for game speed with all those leagues? :P

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Can't remember for sure but I think it was 1/2 star. I find it doesn't really work too well as a guide though as I'm finding it's chugging along quite nicely right now.

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Good start to the save Nobby. I like those little Youtube clips as well. You must have a decent graphics card in your computer. Mine is crap, I tried the demo of FM11 and it really slowed down the matches at high quality graphics. I suppose I should have expected that with a 2 year old laptop!

Good luck with the next season.

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You can export the clips at a quality higher than your graphics card can support (I think, anyway).

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Thanks Kev. I had a mod con PC 18 months to 2 years ago when my previous old one was getting a bit too old.

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Nice first season Nobby. But you had to tell us Waltham Forest got relegated. :)

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This save is temporarily on hold due to the Polish league issue with patch 11.2

I booted up the game tonight and Steam automatically downloaded the new patch. It had completed before I came on the forum and saw that the issue was present. Indeed, my game isn't loading right now.

Hopefully SI can sort it out very quickly.

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[quote name='Nobby_McDonald']This save is temporarily on hold due to the Polish league issue with patch 11.2

I booted up the game tonight and Steam automatically downloaded the new patch. It had completed before I came on the forum and saw that the issue was present. Indeed, my game isn't loading right now.

Hopefully SI can sort it out very quickly.[/QUOTE]

What is the Polish league issue Simon?

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