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[FM11] The Ice Cream Dream, The Rise Of Icelandic Football

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Oh and I haven't noticed but I have about the 5th highest number of goals scored :D and fewest conceded, naturally :P

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Just scored 3 in 11 shots, 4 on target :D

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nice work. set match prep to attack then? :P

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You have a humungous screen deadfncat!

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Nope, Team Blend :D

I just set philosophy to Fluid and Mentality to Standard, Counter for half the match. :P

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24" 1900x1200
I have 2 of them :P 1 for FM 1 for forums :D

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ughh laptop? :| how does the game run?
Im running a pretty decent PC atm but still need a CPU/motherboard/RAM upgrade methinks. Am running an SSD drive and a good video card though

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[url]http://www.twenga.co.uk/prices-Aspire-8935G-904G50Bn-ACER-Laptops-531808-0[/url]

Quite well :P

I have 1.5 stars with all those leagues loaded and 67k players :)

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1.5 stars? hmm
whenever mine goes below 3 i get scared it will be too slow :P I think its on 3 stars with my current save. maybe 2.5

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I can do 60-80% of a season in about 6 hours

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yeh thats pretty good. Im about the same at the moment I think but it depends how much I want to get involved with tactics etc. Usually not much as I stick to my plan pretty brutally
Egypt management is whats killing me time wise at the moment. Once we go to the world cup (hope), then after that I think I'll resign. Splitting your mind between the two is hard work!

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When I used to manage internationally I always used the same tactics as I did domestically, worked for me. You have a massive pool of players so you can play what ever you want :)

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yeh I use the exact same tactic but with a bit more creative freedom as the players are better

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[quote name='jemparowkenastoprocent']I have just started managing in Icelandic second league :O[/QUOTE]

Bloody difficult isn't it?

[quote name='deadfncat']yeh I use the exact same tactic but with a bit more creative freedom as the players are better[/QUOTE]

I just left it default, worked well with Ghana (they reached 8th in the world under me) and Portugal who went from 38th when I took them over to 28th in about 2 months :)

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[quote name='Flamers']Bloody difficult isn't it?

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yup, it's damn cold, clubs don't have money and most of players are crap :eek: I'm enjoying it though :D

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Try and get to scout Eastern Europe and Brazil. You can get tons of free players who are insane :D

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[quote name='Flamers']Try and get to scout Eastern Europe and Brazil. You can get tons of free players who are insane :D

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my board allows scouting only Scandinavia atm :thdn:

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I got the whole world in the 4th tier :D

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Haha do it, I bet you get more financial support... Or a parent club... I have been asking for both for 4 seasons now, nothing.

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[quote name='Flamers']Haha do it, I bet you get more financial support... Or a parent club... I have been asking for both for 4 seasons now, nothing.

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ha, they gave me a parent club after my first conversation with them :cool:

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I want one :( I am currently 2nd, 1 point off first, also 1 but above 3rd. But they won;t give me more money to sign players, or get a parent club. I think I will just miss out this year which will be hard...

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I don't need work permits, give meh your players?

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[center][IMG]http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/kfklogo.png[/IMG][/center]

[b][u][SIZE="4"]Season 4 Review - 2. Deild Karla:[/SIZE][/u][/b]

[b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/62.jpg]Results[/url] | [url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/63.jpg]League Table[/url][/b]

The winless streaks were much shorter, however they did end up costing me the league. Having sat comfortably at the top for 70% of the season, most of the time with a 6 point gap, we threw it away. However the players had a chance to make it up, all they had to do is win the final match 5-0 and hope everyone else drew, then they would get promotion. It wasn't to be, we won by the biggest margin, 3-0, but the team above us won which means we are spending another season in this league. We should be able to better next season if I don't sign too many players...

[b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/64.jpg]Finances[/url] | [url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/65.jpg]Transfers[/url][/b]

I am in the red for the first time since I took over, this means I will have to arrange hundreds of friendlies in or to cope. I am getting rid of some players who are eating a total of £360 per week between them so that should also help.

My only two signings in the later half of the season were two Brazilians, Yguinho and Adirano. The former has 14 finishing and is a 20 year old striker, so far has got 2 goals in 7 appearances. The later I signed right at the end of the season, at 30 he's not young but he is still half decent and at 6 foot isn't short either!

[B][size="3"]Key Players[/size][/B]

1. [b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/66.jpg]Olexiy Kopylchenko.[/url][/b] A Ukrainian striker who is older than me, but with 8 goals he was are top scorer, he even broke the club record for goals, at 8.

2. [b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/67.jpg]Olexandr Artemenko.[/url][/b] Second highest scorer at 5, not bad from a centre back. With 5 Man of the Match awards as well he was really the best part of my back line.

3. [b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/68.jpg]Nilton.[/url][/b] Yet another golden oldy, he didn't score, or assist and only got 1 Man of the Match award, I hear you crying why is he here? Well the game didn't pick up the fact that he has stopped about 20 attacking runs in this season, that in itself is impressive, add to that the fact that he has a knack of getting his 6 foot 3 frame on the end of opponents corners and clearing them you can see why he's great.

If you want any more screenshots then just ask me.

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Bad luck Flamers, so close! I'm sure you'll romp your way to the title next season :)

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Well I have got a much better team now than I did last season, I am still scouting like mad trying to find players :)

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[center][IMG]http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/kfklogo.png[/IMG][/center]

[b][u][SIZE="4"]Season 5 Prevue - 2. Deild Karla:[/SIZE][/u][/b]

[b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/70.jpg]Results[/url] | [url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/69.jpg]Expectations[/url] | [url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/71.jpg]Media Expectations[/url][/b]

Those are the results of last seasons friendlies, not really bad if you ask me. We seem to be scoring more goals and I am choosing harder teams as well.

I have been ambitious this season, setting myself the target of a title challenge. I'm pretty sure we can do it after last season, as long as we can keep scoring then we should be able to. We now have a solid front two who should only get better from now on. The media still doubts us but they can go shove themselves to be honest.

[b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/72.jpg]Finances[/url] | [url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/73.jpg]Transfers[/url][/b]

Due to the friendlies at the end of last season we git £17k profit, not massive but it's a start. We are playing 15 odd friendlies at the start of this season which should help. We also got a new sponsorship deal worth £2.5k, not much but it's a little more.

I didn't feel that we needed many players so I have kept mainly the same squad, more about the new ones in a bit.

[b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/74.jpg]Squad[/url][/b]

My squad is now looking more like a Brazilian squad with some Icelandic's thrown in, but who cares? The advantage of no foreign rule is great.

[B][size="3"]Key Signings[/size][/B]

1. [b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/75.jpg]Fred.[/url][/b] I had to sign him because of his original name :P He is also a great DM so win and win!

2. [b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/76.jpg]Ito.[/url][/b] Left backs are hard to come by and he's rated 3 stars, he'll do.

If you want any more screenshots then just ask me.

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I was expected to draw this match in South Korea:

[IMG]http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/77.jpg[/IMG]

Can I play like that all season please?

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unlucky on promotion mate. Only 4pts out of 12 from the two teams above you cost you dear.

Cash in the bank and Brazilian flair should see you push on for next season mate.

Good luck

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I have also signed another Brazilian striker now :P Rated 4.5 stars as well :)

This season the two teams who were promoted previously came back down so I have a chance there :)

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GO SON
you need that promotion so you arent dirt poor all year

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Just for deadfncat:

[video=youtube;rWbBf1clFq8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWbBf1clFq8[/video]

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shocking goalkeeping for your third goal lol

Nice frozen pitch though. Is it summer there yet

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Is it ever summer?

I was proud of that move tbh :D

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Was that a University team you beat 8-0? Not that impressive... ;)

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It's a team with "Regional" status like mine.. Although they have never scored a goal... HAHA

It's still an 8-0 win though :)

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[center][IMG]http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/kfklogo.png[/IMG][/center]

[b][u][SIZE="4"]Season 5 January February and March Update - 2. Deild Karla:[/SIZE][/u][/b]

[b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/78.jpg]Results[/url] | [url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/79.jpg]Finances[/url][/b]

I conceded 8 this season in my friendlies but I don't really mind, we played harder teams and scored more. 31 goals scored is lovely, if we can reproduce this in the league we should dominate it. Most of the matches were against teams who had Similar or better reputation to us. I played a ouple of home friendlies at the end to get the foreigners to get used to Icelandic football.

The upshot of this is that my finances are much better again. We really do need promotion to properly sort them out but we are getting on the way to them getting better. I also used large signing on fee's to get players to sign for much lower wages which is a good long term plan.

[b][url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/80.jpg]Transfers[/url] | [url=http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/flamers1500/FM11/81.jpg]Squad[/url][/b]

I couldn't resist buying more players. I'm sorry. Caihame is a Brazilian striker who is simply not amazing at anything, however he is good at everything. This ability to play up front and take on the role of a striker, AMC or winger helps my fluid tactic work. Vitor is cover for my left back position, hence the loan, his crossing might help us if we are struggling. Rodolfo was also brought in to cover the right back position, however I stumbled across a player who has 3 stars and 14 tackling. Therefore he is now my starting right back, if I get promotion I might look to make the move permanent or at least extend his loan for another year. Richardo Lima was brought in to help cover my midfield, with 4 players playing either MC or DM I need a lot of players who can play there due to the high stamina needed, he has 4 stars and therefore should be a starter. My last signing, Johannes Gunnarsson is purely for he coaching attributes, he has 17 fitness which is one of the best I have seen on any Icelandic coach. Signing him as a player/coach means I get that and his 17 defence training for £6 p/w!!

The squad is nearly as I would like it all season, the only change would be Fred for Sigurosson. This means my lowest starter will have 2 stars which will be great! As you can tell from the positions I am playing a 4-1-3-2, using the Counter starting strategy, Fluid philosophy and More Cautious tackling so I don't have the suspension problems I did last season.

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lol Flamers

lots of away friendlies. Am i sensing a cash generator of a pre season where all games return £££. you sly dog

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Not only return but pay for my season :P

Look at my turnover, half the season in 3 months, the other half in done in 9 months, go figure...

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No worries mate I used to do it all the time.

I stopped when I though others didn't.

At one club I would do a game every 2-3 days and have about 20 pre season frendlies lol would get about £2m in pre season.

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I was always fielding my "A" team so did one every 5 :) I do get the see the world this way, I have been to Brazil, Argentina, Somalia, South Korea, Poland and several others!

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I have heard Poland is lovely in the summer.

And South Korea has picturesque sunsets just after a North Korean missile attack and the Plutonium is in the air

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Well it was winter :P

I was more worried about the pirates in Somalia, we had to go buy boat as the club doesn't have the money for plane tickets, boat trips to Somalia are really cheap though!

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You guys are nuts. :D

Bad luck with the end of last season. The two home nil-nil draws were the killers. Gotta hate when your strikers go absent without bothering to notify you they are already on holiday. :mad:

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