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Back again, with a new adventure, the plan here being to take 7th division Welsh club Merthyr Town to the top of English and European football. With the only loans and signings being Welsh players. This should mean the academy is vital to long term progress.

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That's the club, facilities, and man chosen to lead the charge.

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Plenty of expectations to start with....

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Backroom is just a hair short of perfect.

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Every player at the club.

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Davies is the star man, Clarke the hottest prospect.

 

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A Champions League by tomorrow?

It's doable, I mean, half your squad has 5* for PA, they're future world beaters.

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8 minutes ago, noikeee said:

A Champions League by tomorrow?

It's doable, I mean, half your squad has 5* for PA, they're future world beaters.

Perhaps UEFA will give use special dispensation to enter now.

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Woohoo!!!  Glad to have a new save from you on here, although I expect world domination by the weekend.

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24 minutes ago, ManUtd1 said:

Woohoo!!!  Glad to have a new save from you on here, although I expect world domination by the weekend.

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Cheers! :lol:

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Expecting a Champions League win by Sunday :D Good luck (not that you're gonna need much of it!) ! Just a question, you say you can only sign Welsh players, but what will you do when a non-welsh player comes out of academy?

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4 hours ago, mark1985 said:

I'm predicting at least Champions League knock out stages within 10 years...

We'll do what we can! :lol:

2 hours ago, Kubson said:

Expecting a Champions League win by Sunday :D Good luck (not that you're gonna need much of it!) ! Just a question, you say you can only sign Welsh players, but what will you do when a non-welsh player comes out of academy?

I never even thought about it.... Normally, I'd be ok with anyone from the academy. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

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Not as close as the scoreline suggests, but one step from the first round proper is pretty good!

EDIT Few early upgrades in too...

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Brining us to Average Coaching and Fairly Basic Recruitment.

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As Merthyr Town play in the English pyramid, will they create many Welsh newbies in the yearly intakes???

Is that something that has been fixed as I know from past years it was not. 

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1 hour ago, Rikulec said:

Good luck with this. :thup:

Cheers!

58 minutes ago, Pompeyboyz said:

As Merthyr Town play in the English pyramid, will they create many Welsh newbies in the yearly intakes???

Is that something that has been fixed as I know from past years it was not. 

Should have checked this ahead of time, but luckily I had a test save for some other stuff on a date close to the intake date, just had a quick whirl and they do indeed generate Welsh newgens. The test group was all Welsh.

As a fun aside, FC Romania generate Romanian newgens. Might be a future project right there.

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I play FM16 and FC Romania seem to be better than they should be in that version. I'm interested to see how they do in your FM18 save.

Also, what database are you using?

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25 minutes ago, Nobby_McDonald said:

I play FM16 and FC Romania seem to be better than they should be in that version. I'm interested to see how they do in your FM18 save.

Also, what database are you using?

I didn't activate down to FC Romania's level in this save, I should have, will add it in for next season.

The database is some one I found on Steam, "English Level 10 & Data Updates". I also have the Sortitoutsi live updates. 

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40 minutes ago, Nobby_McDonald said:

I play FM16 and FC Romania seem to be better than they should be in that version. I'm interested to see how they do in your FM18 save.

Also, what database are you using?

I remember FC Romania going to to Vanarama National in one of my saves, barely missing out on league 2

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3 hours ago, BoxToBox said:

Cheers!

Should have checked this ahead of time, but luckily I had a test save for some other stuff on a date close to the intake date, just had a quick whirl and they do indeed generate Welsh newgens. The test group was all Welsh.

Did you show them how to peel the potatoes?

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13 minutes ago, ManUtd1 said:

Did you show them how to peel the potatoes?

There you go, another mark next to your name on that list...

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Good luck mate!! 7th division in Wales??! :eek:

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31 minutes ago, SixPointer said:

Here we go! Champions league win with in 2 weekends!! 

:D

6 minutes ago, Sheriff7 said:

Good luck mate!! 7th division in Wales??! :eek:P. S Don't win Welsh cup from first season....... 

English, they play in England like Swansea, Cardiff, etc.

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4 minutes ago, BoxToBox said:

:D

English, they play in England like Swansea, Cardiff, etc.

Oh sorry I read 7th tier Welsh and I thought this.. I had to now that Salford is English too... :lol:

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1 minute ago, Sheriff7 said:

Oh sorry I read 7th tier Welsh and I thought this.. I had to now that Salford is English too... :lol:

My fault, I could have worded that opening post quite a bit better in hindsight.

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At least you didn't won FA Cup from first season.. It is encouraging for all us here in forum, we can start believe that we play the same game with you.. .. :lol::lol:

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36 minutes ago, Sheriff7 said:

At least you didn't won FA Cup from first season.. It is encouraging for all us here in forum, we can start believe that we play the same game with you.. .. :lol::lol:

:lol:

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January now and we're halfway through, cutting through the league well.

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To be safely ahead of Hereford is amazing, their squad is well above this level.

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Squad is all Welsh already, which is nice.

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We trialled every Welsh lad who was halfway interested in joining.

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Youth Intake Day!

The best day of the season is here, and we've got ourselves a "golden generation"! Now, considering the state of our squad, and the complete lack of any u-23's and u-18's, a bunch of lads able to stand on their own two feet would be considered relatively golden, so what we really have is more of a scuffed tin generation. There is though, one fellow to get properly excited about, short term at the very least...

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Some surprisingly good personalities here on the whole, and a few with decent determination, but our overall squad levels will grind all that away quite quickly, sigh.... We can quickly see Griffiths stands out a bit....

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Right in the starting 11, thank you very much! If we keep him, at worst he should be solid throughout the non-league levels.

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26 minutes ago, ManUtd1 said:

A tremendous start to the save, naturally!

Perhaps a bit unfairly, as I knew the 4-1-2-3 ST could do damage even against better teams. Kettering and especially Hereford have much better squads. I want to get to a point where I can be a tiny bit picky about signings as fast as possible though, then maybe something more interesting tactically could happen.

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A Brief World Cup Interlude.

Normally, I wouldn't much focus on international football when I have no dog in the race, but I think this was bonkers enough to note...

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Afterwards, pretty much everyone got the sack. :lol:

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That World Cup was amazing... Let's all laugh at England, shall we?

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17 hours ago, ManUtd1 said:

That World Cup was amazing... Let's all laugh at England, shall we?

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I'm laughing at almost everyone! :lol:

17 hours ago, Peter G said:

Griffiths looks amazing

Chucked straight in the starting 11 and he picked up 9 goals in 8 games.

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16 hours ago, SixPointer said:

Great start winning the league!  

Cheers! Hopefully we can keep the momentum.

8 hours ago, WeegieFM said:

Congrats on your Champions League Victory! 

Cheers! :lol:

6 hours ago, Dexter_Morgan said:

Great start. 

Didn't know about FC Romania i'd be tempted by that if I was so far in to my current save :D 

Cheers!

They're certainly something unique. I though they only accepted Romanians(ala Bilbao and Basques), but had a look, and they've had an Englishman, Jamaican and currently have a Moldovan playing for them. I think for a save, Romanian only or Romanian and Moldovan only would be more of a hook, though!

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I chose Sept. 1st for the pre-season update as it's when the big leagues close up the market, but of course we'll still be buying and selling as we go....

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This is a massive blow, he walked away since we're not of his level, and we haven't been able to replace with near the quality. Still clubless though, and we're improving, maybe he'll come back. I wouldn't be so bothered, but other options really are shocking.

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Billericay expected to do well, they've already turned pro too.... Have a player on 2k a week, bloody hell...

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Us, not so much, but we can do well enough.

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We brought in loads.... 6 of them Swansea rejects, our star players....

These are the biggest deals.

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That's the squad as it stands, had to bing a few listed as English first, Welsh second out of desperation. They're still Welsh though, so I think that's ok.

 

 

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That's the kind of World Cup you'd expect by 2088, not 2018.

Good first season though you got complacent by losing 5 matches, I noticed that midseason you were undefeated so something went wrong at the end. ;) 

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15 minutes ago, noikeee said:

That's the kind of World Cup you'd expect by 2088, not 2018.

Good first season though you got complacent by losing 5 matches, I noticed that midseason you were undefeated so something went wrong at the end. ;) 

Had a bit of a wobble, looked for a while like Hereford were going to overtake us, but then they stuttered too.

We've had an even brighter start this season, but Billericay Town are neck and neck with us.

EDIT: Just overtaken us.

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Town-Town-City-City-United-United. 8th placed are some sort of Rangers, I assume?

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4 minutes ago, noikeee said:

Town-Town-City-City-United-United. 8th placed are some sort of Rangers, I assume?

Another City, as usual, City ruin everything good in football.

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