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My Luton Adventure

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In FM 2011 i concentrated on Man Utd so for FM 12 i have decided to play Luton.

Season 1 Final Table (Blue Square Premier Champions)

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Season 2 Final Table (Won Promotion to League 1)

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Season 3 Final Table (Consolidated in League 1)

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Season 4 Final Table ( Improved position in League 1)

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Season 5 Final Table ( Won Promotion to the Championship)

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Season 6 Final Table (Narrowly missed out on promotion at the 1st attempt to the Prem)

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Thats some good progress! Hopefully you'll be able to get into the Premiership next season :)

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Season 7 Final Table - Finally reached the Premiership with Luton - Now for that League Title and Champions League..

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We go up to the Prem with a Championshipside side and despite making 1.5m per month profit were 50k over our max wage budget. Only option was to tackle the prem with a Championship side and it was no surprise we went down. We now sit with 20mil in the bank looking to bounce back at the first attempt.

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20182019.jpg[/IMG]

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Poor Season as we failed to return to the topflight at the 1st attempt. Time to get some new blood in and try again..

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20192020.jpg[/IMG]

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[quote name='nufc4eva']Promoted via play offs 3 out of 3 times.............[/QUOTE]

You obviously chose to ignore that i missed out on the playoffs twice by 1 point and by 3 points.

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Superb second attempt - Back to the Prem we come and hopefully this time to stay

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20202021.jpg[/IMG]

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2nd attempt back in the Prem and this time we stay up with a superb season. Will look to kick on now..

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20212022.jpg[/IMG]

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Season 2022-2023

Superb season as we consolidated in Premiership despite losing 2 first players to bigger clubs and also winning the clubs Second League Cup victory with a win over Wolves in the final. We have our eyes on that top 4 spot.

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20222023.jpg[/IMG]

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Season 2023-2024

Weve improved on last years position and the board are increasing the ground by another 4000 seats and are attempting to buy the stadium. Things are looking good.

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20232024.jpg[/IMG]

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Season 2024-2025

After the sale of my talisman striker i had to replace several players and ended up bringing in a group of the best players available to the tune of 40m plus. After 4 games we had played 4 lost and i was worried but after my new south american players adjusted i went on a great run up the league to my alltime high league position and also bagged my second trophy with a second league cup win. I am aiming for top 4 this coming season..

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Really enjoying your updates mate. Cracking career with Luton :thup:

Looking at the last league table, you clearly have no issue with scoring goals, but you have a leaky defence. So all in all, a great team to watch as a neutral! :D

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[quote name='DazRTaylor']Really enjoying your updates mate. Cracking career with Luton :thup:

Looking at the last league table, you clearly have no issue with scoring goals, but you have a leaky defence. So all in all, a great team to watch as a neutral! :D[/QUOTE]

True mate - I think its because in general my team are young and you tend to get better results from young midfielder and attackers earlier than you do the defenders and GK.

Hopefully we can tighten up a but soon..

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Season 2025-2026

Good Season but norrowly missed out on Champions League Football. My strikers are nothing less than world class having scored over 30 goals this season and wanted by the Big Spanish 2. But They will not be leaving but will lead the hatters to Domestic and European Glory.

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20252026.jpg[/IMG]

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Season 2026-2027

Although we lost 2 of our best players for 23M and 16M we still managed to finish in an impressive 5th place. It is only a matter of time before we get that elusive 4th place.

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good stuff so far, nice to see another Luton career on here!

I'm trying to do the same thing on mine, hopefully I can do it sooner though!

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Wow, Good stuff :)

I see England lost a Champions League spot and Europa League Spot just to make it that little more challenging for you.

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'Come on Looo-un'!

For anyone not familiar with the dialect of the average Lutonian, that's actually how the natives pronounce Luton. 'Loooo-un' is about the closest you can get to describing it anyway! :D

As many people on here know, I have a soft spot for Luton Town as I've always lived not that far from the place and some of my wife's family are supporters. They were always my FL club until, well, you know.......

Great to see your impressive progress with this save! Can we maybe see some squad details now? Just who are your best players would be cool and what formation and tactic you are playing roughly speaking. That would be interesting.

Can you get St. Albans City as a feeder club? Good local club with which to bring through some young talent maybe? ;)

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I will post some Squad details and Tactics in a few days - In regards to feeder clubs i managed to get Dunstable as thats where i live - 5 mins down the road from the Town.

COME ON LU (no T) ON

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Ok After a Request from Crouchadinho here is the Tactic i am playing and here is my curreny first 11. My Tactic Origins are from FM10 when the ME favored narrow formations so i developed a 3-2-2-3 Formation. However with the FM11 rebalance my 3-2-2-3 just got hammered from crosses so i had to convert it to the 4-1-2-3. I have not needed to change it since. On FM11 i managed to top the world all-time Hall of fame. With Luton i think i will probably feel that i have achieved after winning the World Club Cup.

Tactic

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My Goalkeeper

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/gkbordon.jpg[/IMG]

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My Defence

Centre Defenders

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[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/CDWINDOWS.jpg[/IMG]

Left Back

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Right Back

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/RBPAULINHO.jpg[/IMG]

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My Midfield

Defensive Midfielder

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/DMGONZALES.jpg[/IMG]

Centre Midfielders

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/CMMAURICIO.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/CMWEBER.jpg[/IMG]

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My Forwards

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[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/STEDGAR.jpg[/IMG]

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You can also follow my Online Clan which happens to be the biggest and best on SI. There are 2 threads as we have 2 games running. I am in the Premiership Glory Clan

Premiership Glory Thread

[url]http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/278915-Premiership-Glory-Clan-2012/page2[/url]

Underdogs Thread

[url]http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/276511-The-Underdogs/page2[/url]

Premiership Glory Website

[url]http://premiershipgloryclan.com/[/url]

Underdogs Website

[url]http://theunderdogclan.ezweb123.com/#[/url]

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Season 2027-2028

Good season overall bearing in mind we had to sell 2 of our best players to city for 40Mil , We also reached the clubs first European Final Losing to Valencia in the Europa League. My Team are all below there Peak so next year it can only get better as long as i dont get any bids in that i have to accept.

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[quote name='DazRTaylor']Surely youy must be an Icon or Club Legend by now?[/QUOTE]

Amazingly i am not a legend, Icon or even Favored personel.

Tough Fans to please i guess..

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On FM11 I was only made favoured personnel at Forest Green when we won the Premiership for the first time.

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At Last - Champions League Football at Kenilworth Road..

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[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/stadium.jpg[/IMG]

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Great stuff mate :thup: Congratulations on Champions League football. Ditto the new stadium!

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2029 - 2030 - Quarter finals of the Champions League and 6th in the League. Not sure if it was a good season or not but i cant complain too much.

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20292030.jpg[/IMG]

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2030 - 2031

Decent Season with some additions, Just waiting for my stadium to get completed so i can kick on. Still aiming for that 1st League Title also.

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20302031.jpg[/IMG]

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2031 - 2032

Was in contention for Champions League Place but by chairman decided to sell 2 big guns above my head leaving us short. Nothing available on the market so finished the season off short of players hence the poor finish. Still we qualified for Europa League. We go again next year. Come on you hatters..

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2032-2033

Agains frustration this season - Having got to 2nd and looking good for a title challenge with Arsenal my board go and sell one of my Centre defenders. To compound the issue my squad is already smaller than is should be due to lack of funds at the club and we get his by a speight of injuries. Saying that still qualified for Europe. Lets see if i can get that lucrative Champions League Spot.

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20322033.jpg[/IMG]

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2033 - 2034

Despite a Injury Hit Season we performed much better qualifying again for Champions League. Need to try and qualify year after year now and maybe get that elusive Premiership League Title.

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20332034.jpg[/IMG]

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2034 - 2035

Very poor 1st half to the season saw us slip to mid table. This may of been due to Champions League football. However with a change in direction with team talks we stormed the 2nd half of the season which saw us win another League Cup and get to the final of the champions League. When our best player gets injured for 6 weeks on the last day of the season effected our chances and lost in the final to Arsenal 1-0.

This coming season we will challenge for the title i am sure.

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20342035.jpg[/IMG]

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2035 - 2036

After a dissapointing season last yeay we decided to introduce a more defensive tactic to the town. Results have been good narrowly missing out on the Champions League place and losing in the Europa League Final to Seville which was undeserved.

My Squad is very young and i think this next season will show real improvement again. I expect a top 4 place and some silverware but we will see.

[IMG]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj144/BellyMcfish/20352036.jpg[/IMG]

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2036 - 2037

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Devastated. Overall we had a great season, Won the League and Europa Cup with Luton. However in the league we were level on points with Arsenal who had better GD.

We had 2 games to play in Liverpool away and Everton at home so all we needed was a point against liverpool to keep the title in our own hands. We lost 2-1.

I was hoping that Arsenal had Liverpool or man utd away last game. It turns out they had bottom place coventry at home. Bugger.

Ah well - Next season should be our year.

Belly.

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You have done a great job with the Hatters and so close to the title, those lucky bloody gooners.:(

Overall a great season anyway with the cup wins.

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This is one of my favourite threads on here. Great career :thup:

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