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Do forgive me I'm wrong, but I haven't managed to locate a thread such as this that will allow people to ask for save suggestions. Many have been creating individual threads and creating this space should provide as a hub for suggestions and reducing clutter. 

 

Below is a small template I have created to help others find the most suitable team for you:

Preferred league(s):

Expectations:

Finances:

Youth/Training Facilities:

 

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Great idea, hope it catches on!

I actually opened this thinking "oh god, another guy asking for recommendations right above the last guy asking for recommendations"

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This is a nice idea!

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Preferred league(s): League One/Two (England), Serie A (Italy), Bundesliga (Germany)

Expectations: Any.

Finances: Depends on the status of team, not too bothered (unless the club are in a large amount of debt.)

Youth/Training Facilities: Same as above.

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1 minute ago, Toads said:

This is a nice idea!

Thanks!

1 minute ago, zlatanera said:

Great idea, hope it catches on!

I actually opened this thinking "oh god, another guy asking for recommendations right above the last guy asking for recommendations"

I think it makes sense. This forum is getting cluttered with very similar threads, so this should help reduce the issue.'s 

That's pretty understandable! :p

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If you're doing League Two how about Carlisle? Most northerly team in the Football League, not much money, pretty much no history (most memorable moment is Jimmy Glass scoring one of the great goalkeeper goals), on FM16 they didn't have much in the way of transfer budget or debts, there hasn't been a takeover so I can't imagine it'll be any different this time. Keith Curle has tried to create a side that plays passing football so shouldn't just be a bunch of violent giants and long throw merchants (although Rory Delap did start his career there). 

For Bundesliga - I can never make it stick but Hamburg are fun, plenty of debt but I never had my transfer revenue decreased, and the squad is representative more of the form that nearly saw them escape yet again than the form that put them in trouble in the first place. Dortmund obviously had a bunch of youth, but you should really start out at Mainz if you want to be Dortmund ;) Freiburg have never sacked a manager and pretty much epitomise the stereotype of the well-run German club, and obviously Frankfurt has potential. 

Serie A - I like Fiorentina, pretty much an entirely new squad suited for a variety of formations with a couple of great players for the league (Chiesa, Benassi), some prospects, unspectacular amount of money and a 50,000+ seater stadium you'll never fill. I prefer starting in clubs without Europe in Italy for some reason, so alongside Fiorentina I'd recommend Sampdoria, Genoa, or perhaps Cagliari (saw a guy in the Serie A thread have a lot of fun with them). Napoli look fun as well. 

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22 hours ago, zlatanera said:

If you're doing League Two how about Carlisle? Most northerly team in the Football League, not much money, pretty much no history (most memorable moment is Jimmy Glass scoring one of the great goalkeeper goals), on FM16 they didn't have much in the way of transfer budget or debts, there hasn't been a takeover so I can't imagine it'll be any different this time. Keith Curle has tried to create a side that plays passing football so shouldn't just be a bunch of violent giants and long throw merchants (although Rory Delap did start his career there). 

For Bundesliga - I can never make it stick but Hamburg are fun, plenty of debt but I never had my transfer revenue decreased, and the squad is representative more of the form that nearly saw them escape yet again than the form that put them in trouble in the first place. Dortmund obviously had a bunch of youth, but you should really start out at Mainz if you want to be Dortmund ;) Freiburg have never sacked a manager and pretty much epitomise the stereotype of the well-run German club, and obviously Frankfurt has potential. 

Serie A - I like Fiorentina, pretty much an entirely new squad suited for a variety of formations with a couple of great players for the league (Chiesa, Benassi), some prospects, unspectacular amount of money and a 50,000+ seater stadium you'll never fill. I prefer starting in clubs without Europe in Italy for some reason, so alongside Fiorentina I'd recommend Sampdoria, Genoa, or perhaps Cagliari (saw a guy in the Serie A thread have a lot of fun with them). Napoli look fun as well. 

Brilliant suggestions and I appreciate the reasoning behind them. Perfect example of what to follow ;).

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Preferred Leagues Calcio A Ligue 1

Expectations: Not top top team. Challenging around Europa/Champions league

Finances: Depends on the status of team, not too bothered.

 Youth/Training Facilities: Same as above.

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5 hours ago, Hairyflump said:

Preferred Leagues Calcio A Ligue 1

Expectations: Not top top team. Challenging around Europa/Champions league

Finances: Depends on the status of team, not too bothered.

 Youth/Training Facilities: Same as above.

 

On 24/05/2018 at 19:46, zlatanera said:

Serie A - I like Fiorentina, pretty much an entirely new squad suited for a variety of formations with a couple of great players for the league (Chiesa, Benassi), some prospects, unspectacular amount of money and a 50,000+ seater stadium you'll never fill. I prefer starting in clubs without Europe in Italy for some reason, so alongside Fiorentina I'd recommend Sampdoria, Genoa, or perhaps Cagliari (saw a guy in the Serie A thread have a lot of fun with them). Napoli look fun as well. 

 

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Preferred league(s): Any major nation (England/Germany/Spain/Italy/France/Holland/Portugal), prefer a team outside the top division

Expectations: Nice & mid table

Finances: Just not in loads of debt

Youth/Training Facilities: Average is fine, just not awful

Tactics: Would like to experiment with 3 at the back so a team with a suitable squad

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Leeds, Norwich, Bochum, St. Pauli, Oviedo, Cadiz, Foggia, Brescia, Auxerre, Sochaux, Uniao da Madeira

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4 hours ago, Constantine said:

Leeds, Norwich, Bochum, St. Pauli, Oviedo, Cadiz, Foggia, Brescia, Auxerre, Sochaux, Uniao da Madeira

Thanks! Nice range of options from different leagues 

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Looking for an international save alongside my Real Betis one. Any suggestions welcome. Just want a fun nation to manage.

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4 hours ago, Ewan0404 said:

Looking for an international save alongside my Real Betis one. Any suggestions welcome. Just want a fun nation to manage.

Norway, Holland, Serbia, Croatia, Nigeria, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, Peru.

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Preferred league(s): Serie B-Ligue 2- Liga 123 (Spain 2 division)-Sky Bet Championship

Expectations: Medium Table-Top Half-Play-off

Finances: Any

Youth/Training Facilities: Any

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2 hours ago, superbowl145 said:

Preferred league(s): Serie B-Ligue 2- Liga 123 (Spain 2 division)-Sky Bet Championship

Expectations: Medium Table-Top Half-Play-off

Finances: Any

Youth/Training Facilities: Any

FC Sochaux in Ligue 2 may be what you're after. Finances are pretty good for that level. Have great youngsters, especially Atsal Aktas. When I was them I kept getting the golden generation intake due to the great facilities they have. Think I got it 5 years in a row at one point. Took me about 7-8 seasons to get my first bit of silverware (Got promoted via 2nd place in 2nd season) and think I finally won ligue 1 in my 10th season so is a good building project.

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Any suggestions on a good team to be in a smaller nation league. Would require it to have good youth recruitment as thinking of doing an intake only challenge. Was thinking somewhere like Denmark or Czech Republic but hope someone has some suggestions on who I could be.

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10 hours ago, superbowl145 said:

Preferred league(s): Serie B-Ligue 2- Liga 123 (Spain 2 division)-Sky Bet Championship

Expectations: Medium Table-Top Half-Play-off

Finances: Any

Youth/Training Facilities: Any

Bari. Huge stadium, top-half level squad, I believe finances and facilities are decent for this level as well. I'd been considering going as them myself. 

7 hours ago, KF1990 said:

Any suggestions on a good team to be in a smaller nation league. Would require it to have good youth recruitment as thinking of doing an intake only challenge. Was thinking somewhere like Denmark or Czech Republic but hope someone has some suggestions on who I could be.

FC Midtjylland - great youth recruitment and a history of doing it in real life. Quite a young squad on the game at the start as well, with a few older heads like Tim Sparv who'll make great tutors, and decent finances (they pay off their debts by 2018). 

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12 hours ago, superbowl145 said:

Preferred league(s): Serie B-Ligue 2- Liga 123 (Spain 2 division)-Sky Bet Championship

Expectations: Medium Table-Top Half-Play-off

Finances: Any

Youth/Training Facilities: Any

Birmingham
Wolves
Bristol City
Real Valladolid
Rayo Vallecano
Zaragoza

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On ‎06‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 16:29, zlatanera said:

FC Midtjylland - great youth recruitment and a history of doing it in real life. Quite a young squad on the game at the start as well, with a few older heads like Tim Sparv who'll make great tutors, and decent finances (they pay off their debts by 2018). 

Cheers, I did do one with them on FM16 and was really enjoyable. Think they still have most of the youngsters from then like Munksgaard and Karinen and Dueland. Believe it might have just been the RB that went to Ajax now. Might look to start one up with them again, thanks for the suggestion.

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18 hours ago, KF1990 said:

Cheers, I did do one with them on FM16 and was really enjoyable. Think they still have most of the youngsters from then like Munksgaard and Karinen and Dueland. Believe it might have just been the RB that went to Ajax now. Might look to start one up with them again, thanks for the suggestion.

Aha me too! Turned them into a Europa League powerhouse, but when I left the new guys started paying guys £60k a week and they did ok in short term but were clearly doomed. Yeah Rasmus Nissen Kristensen went to Ajax, I think you get a sell-on fee, and those three guys you mentioned are all still there. Sviatchenko is back on loan as well, although if you don't use the update you keep RNK but don't get Sviatchenko.

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Preferred league(s): Greece, Turkey, Ukraine

Expectations: Not teams fighting for trophies or in European competitions. I would prefer teams predicted to finish bottom half or also clubs in the 2nd league.

Finances: Insecure to Good (not Rich).

Youth/Training Facilities: Not top facilities, but something on which to build using young players from the Academy.

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11 hours ago, Muttley84 said:

Preferred league(s): Greece, Turkey, Ukraine

Expectations: Not teams fighting for trophies or in European competitions. I would prefer teams predicted to finish bottom half or also clubs in the 2nd league.

Finances: Insecure to Good (not Rich).

Youth/Training Facilities: Not top facilities, but something on which to build using young players from the Academy.

One I've been meaning to try is Altinordu in the 2nd division in Turkey - good facilities, their chairman has a stated aim of an entirely homegrown squad in the top division by 2019-20, I know Berke Özer in goal is a great prospect, I'm sure they'll have a few others. I know of them only from this article: Game changer: how Altinordu aim to dominate Turkish football with homegrown players

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12 hours ago, zlatanera said:

One I've been meaning to try is Altinordu in the 2nd division in Turkey - good facilities, their chairman has a stated aim of an entirely homegrown squad in the top division by 2019-20, I know Berke Özer in goal is a great prospect, I'm sure they'll have a few others. I know of them only from this article: Game changer: how Altinordu aim to dominate Turkish football with homegrown players

Thats a great suggestion, had them on my radar too but was a little off-put by their smaller stadium and ugly kits. Might just give them a go after all.

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On 11/07/2018 at 11:31, Muttley84 said:

Preferred league(s): Greece, Turkey, Ukraine

Expectations: Not teams fighting for trophies or in European competitions. I would prefer teams predicted to finish bottom half or also clubs in the 2nd league.

Finances: Insecure to Good (not Rich).

Youth/Training Facilities: Not top facilities, but something on which to build using young players from the Academy.

Greece: Xanthi, Levadeiakos, Larisa, Ergotelis
Turkey: Sivasspor, Gençlerbirligi, Kasimpasa, Eskisehirspor
Ukraine: Metallurg Mariupol, Olimpik Donetsk, Karpaty, Arsenal-Kyiv

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1 hour ago, BadAss88 said:

Greece: Xanthi, Levadeiakos, Larisa, Ergotelis
Turkey: Sivasspor, Gençlerbirligi, Kasimpasa, Eskisehirspor
Ukraine: Metallurg Mariupol, Olimpik Donetsk, Karpaty, Arsenal-Kyiv

Thanks for the suggestions. Kasimpasa was a good option for me but finally decided to start with Altinordu in the 2nd league. Cheers.

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On ‎10‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 02:02, zlatanera said:

Aha me too! Turned them into a Europa League powerhouse, but when I left the new guys started paying guys £60k a week and they did ok in short term but were clearly doomed. Yeah Rasmus Nissen Kristensen went to Ajax, I think you get a sell-on fee, and those three guys you mentioned are all still there. Sviatchenko is back on loan as well, although if you don't use the update you keep RNK but don't get Sviatchenko.

Went for Nordsjaelland in the end. They have some fantastic youth players especially in midfield. Godsway Donyoh has been a sensation for me and bagged 20 goals in 22 games. Just the 1 game left of the season and finished 2nd, Copenhagen ran away with the league and are around 18pts clear. Surprisingly FC Midtjylland finished in 7th just outside of the Championship phase. I also managed to sign Munksgard from them for around 400k after selling my RB Barotec for 2.5M to Schalke.

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