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dafuge's FM12 challenge

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[quote name='Shrewsbury_howie']Screenshot of the player?[/QUOTE]

From my last update:

[url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/Nicko85/harper.jpg[/url]

Former West Ham youth who was released without signing a pro deal. Obviously far too good for this level so hopefully can ride him to promotion before he moves on.

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Started with Hastings United yesterday, will post a screenshot if I find it :).

How am I supposed to recruit new staff, mya I use the staff search in this case or is it prohibited like the search of players ?

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really, really doing badly now. cant win at all. tried a few different tactics and getting humped. need a shoulder to cry on...

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[quote name='TUQ']Started with Hastings United yesterday, will post a screenshot if I find it :).

How am I supposed to recruit new staff, mya I use the staff search in this case or is it prohibited like the search of players ?[/QUOTE]

Player search is not prohibited.....

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And another hat-trick. Just waiting the inevitable 3-4 month injury now.

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i've just edit my season update post last night as it should have been league 2 update not as i posted. jumped ahead a season or two not with it, teach me to try and do post quickly when heading out for the evening.

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Played reserves and youth in the Fa cup 4th qualifying because i didn't want the fixture congestion. Lost to Chester from BSN but AHh well....bit dissapointed but now just need to concentrate on the league!!

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My new scout has really come up with the goods with this [URL="http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/Thebaker14/fm12/dafuge/bacic15.jpg"]player[/URL] - rated good prem potential he was on trial with championship porstmouth. Rated my 2nd best RB but my best RM which is where i intend to play him.

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[URL="http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/4278/donqqnewsinbox11.png"]Haven't seen this before, good fun![/URL]

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[quote name='Dons'][URL="http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/4278/donqqnewsinbox11.png"]Haven't seen this before, good fun![/URL][/QUOTE]

That was in last years as i remember a player whinging in the media about being left out, a poll done 100% agreed with me :D

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Just got fined for failing to control my players after 6 yellows and a red 750pound :(

But it did make me laugh:)


Also first game in my new stadium we get 1192 fans, almosty double my average :) Hopefully a sign of things to come :)

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[quote name='Shrewsbury_howie']Hows your season going now GreyedOutMan?[/QUOTE]

Terrible. Another relegation battle on our hands, even though I've been ahead in 75% of my games this season....

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[quote name='glennuk']Just got fined for failing to control my players after 6 yellows and a red 750pound :(

But it did make me laugh:)


Also first game in my new stadium we get 1192 fans, almosty double my average Hopefully a sign of things to come :)[/QUOTE]

Next game 1492....soo happy with the new stadium, seems to have bought an influx of fans :) Maybe they make good pies?

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[URL="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/hendonvbrentfordinforma.png/"]I'm quite happy with this win![/URL]

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Is there times when this game wnats you to lsoe - damn man, just lost against bottom of the table and im in 3rd, or was, was ALL over them - GRRRRRRRRRRRRR


First loss in 8 games tooo - and it would be against bottom of the league grrrrr

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Has anyone seen a missed penalty yet, apart from shoot outs?

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[quote name='CityAndColour']Has anyone seen a missed penalty yet, apart from shoot outs?[/QUOTE]

My players have missed quite a few, i've also had a goalie who saved a few

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[quote name='CityAndColour']Has anyone seen a missed penalty yet, apart from shoot outs?[/QUOTE]

Yup and you've just jinxed yourself by asking.

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Yeah in my League Cup final :) Well over the bar :D

End of season update should be up later.

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im tempted to start again. my team are absolutely horrendous. im actually raging at my team, useless fuds. thankfully its near the end of the season, major clear out and try again next season.

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[quote name='Brizza']Yup and you've just jinxed yourself by asking.[/QUOTE]

I've had seven against me and four for me thus far (in October) with none missed, so if anything I'm looking to jinx the AI.

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Disastrous start to my first season in the BSP! All the oposition players have suddenly become David Beckham, smashing unbelievable freekicks and crosses! :/

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Oh and I've got about 5 players out for most of the season, with 2 def out til next season, including my 2 star mids.... Are serious injuries really this common?

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[quote name='CityAndColour']I've had seven against me and four for me thus far (in October) with none missed, so if anything I'm looking to jinx the AI.[/QUOTE]

That's okay then ;) In all seriousness I reckon I've missed 2 and had 2 missed against me. That's over the course of 4 and a bit seasons.

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']seriously need some help. someone give me a tactic?![/QUOTE]

I use a 4-1-2-3 formation

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']seriously need some help. someone give me a tactic?![/QUOTE]

Have you read any of the FM guides floating around?

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[CENTER][B][SIZE=5]#6 Hitchin Season Update 9 2020/21[/SIZE][/B]

[IMG]http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3572/100pxhitchintownfcbadge.png[/IMG]

[B][SIZE=2][URL="http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/465/hitchintownsquadplayers.png"]Squad[/URL] - [URL="http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3320/npowerleague1overviewst.png"]Table[/URL] - [URL="http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9499/npowerleague1overviewpa.png"]Graph[/URL] - [URL="http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/8867/donqqoverviewprofile.png"]Profile[/URL] - [URL="http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6169/hitchintransfershistory.png"]Transfers[/URL] - [URL="http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4352/hitchinboardroomfinance.png"]Finances[/URL][/SIZE][/B]

[B]Awards[/B]

[B][URL="http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/6906/npowerleague1awardsawar.png"]Manager of the Year[/URL] - [URL="http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6906/npowerleague1awardsawar.png"]Player of the Year[/URL][/B][/CENTER]

Season saw us promoted as champions. Thanks to an amazing defense, the strikers (who didn't have the best season if you look at single names) was a bit of a disapointment, but with some good midfielder efforts, we managed to score some goals there as well.

Chairman took the **** again, selling [URL="http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/2451/donqqnewsinbox.png"]Mark Hyde[/URL], who only was purchased 1 year ago.

Finances are in bad shape. Despite good homecrowd. (98% av attendance, 19 sellouts) we finished in the red. Partially for spending 600k on new seats to meet CH demands. With the previously mentioned attendance, board decided twice, we didn't need a larger stadium. On the finances page, if you hoover on "other" it says amongst others agent fees, but agent fees has its own column. Does that mean we pay it twice? Non football staff wages exceeding staff wages? Ah well - hopefully we will go back in the black soon..

FA Cup: Extremely disapointing. Lost in 1st rnd home to L2 Gillingham.

League Cup: A good run here for a change. Lost on penalties at home in the Q/F to PRM Bolton after 1-1 normal time.

JPT: Lost in Q/F to Southend 2-1.

Players with impact over the season:

GK:
- [URL="http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/4395/loriskariusoverviewattr.png"]Loris Karius[/URL]: Had a pretty good season, but posting ss to show his stats really hasn't increased alot during the years.

DEF:
- [URL="http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9162/alexbillingtonoverviewa.png"]Alex Billington[/URL]: Played alot in defense this season due to injuries. Still is amazing with assists, even though his stats are pretty crappy.
- [URL="http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/83/carlflynnoverviewattrib.png"]Carl Flynn[/URL]: He just gets better and better.
- [URL="http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6480/connoroverviewattribute.png"]Glen O'Connor[/URL]: Had a strong season this year.
MID:
- [URL="http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/884/marcoscostaoverviewattr.png"]Marcos Costa[/URL]: Still MVP. Extremely good season 15 goals 9 assists and player of the year. Interest is growing on him and reckon he will be sold next year.
- [URL="http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/3627/nunosousaoverviewattrib.png"]Nuno Sousa[/URL]: Only new signing this season, previously SLB. interesting stats, but if he doesn't start to get alot better next season he will be a cash cow.
- [URL="http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/8104/manuelmrmicoverviewattr.png"]Manuel Mrmic[/URL]: Good season, starting to mature. Looking forward to this one.
ATT:
- [URL="http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/9679/tomlawrenceoverviewattr.png"]Tom Lawrence[/URL]: Had a solid season, but nothing special.

Next season, really need to find a good striker, as I doubt the current ones can compete good enough at higher level.

[CODE]Season League FA Cup Other Cups Europe Final Pos. Achievements
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2012/13 BSN 4th qual FAT 3rd qual N/A 12th None
2013/14 BSS 1st rnd FAT 1st rnd N/A 4th Lost in playoffs
2014/15 BSS 2nd rnd FAT Final N/A 1st Promoted, FAT runner up
2015/16 BSP 2nd rnd FAT 1st rnd N/A 5th None
2016/17 BSP 1st rnd FAT Winner N/A 1st Promoted, FAT Winner, New stadium
2017/18 L2 3rd rnd LC 2nd rnd JPT 2nd rnd/N 5th None
2018/19 L2 1st rnd LC 1st rnd JPT Semi S 1st Promoted
2019/20 L1 3rd rnd LC 1st rnd JPT Q/F S 6th None
2020/21 L1 1st rnd LC Q/F JPT Q/F S 1st Promoted, +4014 seats[/CODE]

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nothing more frustrating that having set up my set piece takers, my free kick taker at the top with 17, seeing in the match every free kick taken by someone with 11 :mad:
The free kick taker was playing in the whole match.

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Keep it very basic GreyedOutMan, that's the only advice I can give ya. Tried complicated tactics, and the players at this level just aren't cut out for them. Try a default tactic, and tinker from there. E.G if you see too many goals being scored by strikers out pacing your defence, drop the back line a little, or if you see way too many through balls splitting your defence, narrow the formation a little.


If you come up with a taqctic to defend deep crosses from just past the half way line, let me know, as I always concede from there, no matter how good my def is at heading and jumping and positioning.

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I'm sure set pieces are borked Baker, my CD always takes, even though he's nowhere near the list and isn't the best corner taker.

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[CENTER][IMG]http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/images/Badges/3D/180/BadgeTooting_and_Mitcham_United.png[/IMG]

[COLOR=#990000][B][SIZE=4]#23 - Tooting & Mitcham - Npower Championship - 2016/17[/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]

[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415622410/D55078C8B8CBFA3C87B6353EFAC6A533053FF6AB/"]League Table[/URL]/[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415620894/9039F95A92A8A9706D830B1D07FB5B79ECA401E2/"]Graph[/URL]/[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415621638/F3FEC0D62244886AB95CD3851D7C2C274135B020/"]League Stats[/URL]

A great season in the league finishing as champions. Didn't expect it to be quite as easy as it was which I keep saying but I really did think the championship would be a fight to stay up.

[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415623765/10AB6DA4E31CF00453BFA31BF1AE507C16C2E867/"]Squad Stats[/URL]/[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415624617/5CBB6A4088A91908E69F06BD437F7B96EC6CA08D/"]Transfers[/URL]/[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415623088/AF12684D8457A50EA37505221E64E8E4082AD3C2/"]Finances[/URL]/[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415625375/BEDFE5DD72CBB657C01320F06B2949A9A7427C79/"]Facilities[/URL]

Loads in but mainly improved attack and mid. Defence got a few LBs in but nothing special. Good transfer out ones who also signed that season wanted to leave as were not starting
Finances looking very healthy which is all down to the cup runs again but also the transfers out.
Players want to leave and contracts I feel they are not worth so likely be a complete different squad next season.
New stadium getting built and big loan taken out to build but rate of pay is not that much and the Prem TV will make it almost not there. Disapointed it's not named after me. :lol:

[B][U]Key Player Profiles[/U][/B]

[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415897913/FCA90FE265C12FF5AC26D6AD8A17007979A14C12/"]Marco Kruse[/URL] - Great goal scoring record and has scored 7 in one match in the league to set a new record.

[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415898774/BEE107E20E647170350FD5406AB21A6A0F1C3352/"]Jan Vorel[/URL] - Does the hard work running down everything and forces the def in to mistakes.

[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415899596/A43C4619E8476A11864B606281AA03E6AB06A321/"]Joe McKee[/URL] - Played in a deeper role and seemed to do as well as ever.

[IMG]http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/4097/1301426o.png[/IMG]

[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415900985/238E54A4D82A85EDBA416F4CC814C46A9D8EB52A/"]Fixtures[/URL]

Tottenham did the reverse to stop us in the F.A cup.

[IMG]http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9028/1301427.png[/IMG]

[U][B]Fixtures[/B][/U]

Crawley A 4-0
Reading A 2-1[SUB]e[/SUB]
Southampton H 3-1
Sunderland A 0-2
Birmingham A 1-1[SUB]p[/SUB]
West Brom A 4-2

[URL="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/630730047415900310/E0A21E4AF3E626C5DF6E1AE5F142BD9732FD1851/"]Final[/URL]

Shocking run all the way to the trophy and we will be in the Euro Cup next season.
[/CENTER]

[CODE]
[CENTER]
[B][U]Career Overview[/U][/B]

| Season Team | League | League Finish | Achievements |
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| 2012/13 Tooting & Mitcham | BSS | 1st | BSS Champions/FA Trophy Winners/3rd Round of FA Cup |
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| 2013/14 Tooting & Mitcham | BSP | 1st | BSP Champions/FA Trophy Winners/3rd Round of FA Cup |
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| 2014/15 Tooting & Mitcham | L2 | 1st | L2 Champions/JPT Winners/6th Round of FA Cup |
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| 2015/16 Tooting & Mitcham | L1 | 1st | L1 Champions/JPT Winners/5th Round of FA Cup |
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| 2016/17 Tooting & Mitcham | Champ | 1st | Championship Champions/League Cup Winners |
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[/CENTER][/CODE]

[B][U]My Next Season Aims[/U][/B]

Keep building on the squad/get rid of dead wood.
Stay up.
Decent cup run to keep the money coming in.

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Had a striking crisis where 3 strikers were injured and 2 on international duty.
Played a midfielder up front alongside my 1st choice striker. My main striker was injured after 15 mins and on came my 7th choice striker to score a hatrick :D It maybe his only contribution this season

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']seriously need some help. someone give me a tactic?![/QUOTE]

Something simple

442
or
451

Then play around with player roles. For me I have the following

1 Gk - Defend
2 CBs - Defend
2 Fullbacks - support/auto
1 Cm - Attack
1 cm - support
1 Mr - Winger
1 ML - Winger
1 Str - Advance forward
1 Str - Complete forward

Basicly something simple :)

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']seriously need some help. someone give me a tactic?![/QUOTE]

I tested for the lower leagues using different tactics and to be very honest a flat 442 hasnt failed me yet. Players in these leagues dont seem to do well in more complex formations so ive just kept my tactics simple and general, not moving too many sliders around and not set skilled positions like playmakers. Find players with determination, teamwork, workrate that are high and let the team gel.

I cant promise you success, but i can promise you the tactics will work.

edit: What glennuk said :D

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Currently equal to FM11 but came 4th in first season in Prem. Can't see that happening(worked the other times :D) Think on FM10 it took 11/12 seasons to get to prem will try to find out as only shows 250 posts when I search older attempts were on another account but think I completed it on 09 which took more than others maybe 15/16 seasons.

I won League Cup as well on 11:eek: weird lol

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[quote name='Babaginoosh']I tested for the lower leagues using different tactics and to be very honest a flat 442 hasnt failed me yet. Players in these leagues dont seem to do well in more complex formations so ive just kept my tactics simple and general, not moving too many sliders around and not set skilled positions like playmakers. Find players with determination, teamwork, workrate that are high and let the team gel.

I cant promise you success, but i can promise you the tactics will work.

edit: What glennuk said :D[/QUOTE]

Glad someone agrees :)

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[quote name='Babaginoosh']I tested for the lower leagues using different tactics and to be very honest a flat 442 hasnt failed me yet. Players in these leagues dont seem to do well in more complex formations so ive just kept my tactics simple and general, not moving too many sliders around and not set skilled positions like playmakers. Find players with determination, teamwork, workrate that are high and let the team gel.

I cant promise you success, but i can promise you the tactics will work.

edit: What glennuk said :D[/QUOTE]

This is good advice
I would add keep the mentality as rigid as well, lower league players don't have the mental or technical attributes to do anything else like balanced or fluid

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My tactics:

[url=http://www.filefactory.com/file/cfc04a6/n/Focal_(Worksop,_Mar_2019).tac]This if I dont have a decent Long Throw specialist[/url].
[url=http://www.filefactory.com/file/cfc04a7/n/Focal_Long_Throws_(Worksop,_Aug_2015).tac]This if I do have a decent Long Throw specialist[/url].

I did have a full back with 20 Long Throws but he left....

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Anyone got any ideas? If its relevant, I've been ahead in almost every game this year, but still facing a relegation battle. I cant remember the last time I conceded the first goal!

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']My tactics:

[URL="http://www.filefactory.com/file/cfc04a6/n/Focal_(Worksop,_Mar_2019).tac"]This if I dont have a decent Long Throw specialist[/URL].
[URL="http://www.filefactory.com/file/cfc04a7/n/Focal_Long_Throws_(Worksop,_Aug_2015).tac"]This if I do have a decent Long Throw specialist[/URL].

I did have a full back with 20 Long Throws but he left....[/QUOTE]


Current formation


-----------------ST/P/a------ST/DF/s-----------

ML/w/s-------CM/a----------CM/auto--------MR/w/s

DL/auto-------DC/cover------DC/stopper-----DR/auto

-----------------------SK/defense------------------


I do micro manage a bit so whenever i have Umit Eminoglu in i play him either a poacher or box to box midfielder on the left side, and Ben Mackey on the right as my Defensive Forward, other than that i have a standard setup and just fit my strikers to their natural skills. Everyone else plays general position and i never adjust sliders for their individual position. I have kept 2 different tactics training, rigid/defensive and rigid/counter, with a third formation of 4-1-4-1 with DM (i use this in late game or when im heavy underdog). Players i have arent highly skilled and arent particularly fast, so i keep it tight as far as formation goes but other than that its just simple basic general setup.

I also keep tactics training very high and teamwork for the first 2 months till most of the attributes for tactics are fluid then i switch to high and defensive positioning which has helped also.

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Problem with that is that I have lots of decent midfielders but no decent strikers apart from Doyle....

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[quote name='GreyedOutMan']Problem with that is that I have lots of decent midfielders but no decent strikers apart from Doyle....[/QUOTE]

Drop some of the midfielders and get a few decent strikers or play 4-5-1 flat with your best midfielder moving up in the attack.

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