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14 hours ago, Ronaldo Beckham said:

Cheers for the advice mate, I will arrange some friendlies to get the money in.

once I was in L2, I found that getting team reports for all teams in Championship to L1 helped identify great loan opportunities

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Nantwich Season 6 Review

I unexpectedly got promoted through the play offs, I honestly was happy to just get lower mid table position in the league but my team was just firing on all cylinders.

I basically cut down on my squad to start off with to the point of only have 20 players in the squad but as the season went on I signed a few good freebies and also used Crewe who are my parent club to raid their young players and take them on loan and even sign a few of them on freebies.

I played Bristol Rovers in the semi's, I lost 1-0 in the home leg but then beat them 4-1 at their ground and won 4-2 on agg.

I then played Chesterfield and beat them 2-1 and got my unexpected promotion to League 1.

I managed to get records for highest league position in the clubs history, I also managed to beat a League 2 record for worst discipline lol.

My key players was Cashman again who I managed to get him to sign a new contract with a minimum release clause of £500k, Piggott and Reed.

My aims for this season is to just see how I get on, I aint got any expectations as it could go either way.

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Nantwich Season 7 Review

Well I done it again, I managed to get promoted through the play offs in my first season in League 1, really shocked and happy about this as my finances are so bad and the extra money will help the club out.

I played Notts Country in the Play Off semis, first leg was 0-0 and then in the 2nd leg it was 1-1 after normal and extra time so went to pens and we beat them 3-2 on penalties, luckily they were worse then us when it comes to taking pens lol.

In the play off final we come against Blackpool.

We started well with Whittaker scoring in the 3rd minute, then Blackpool equalized in the 15th minute. 

Blackpool score again in the 32nd minute, I was starting to panic so I asked for more off the team.

Cashman who is Mr.Nantwich at this point got a goal in the 44th minute so first half ends with us drawing 2-2, so far so good.

2nd half kicks off and Chris Martin(not the guy from Coldplay lol) gets a goal for us in the 65th minute. To make it worse my right back Hutchinson gets sent off in the 68th minute.

It's getting tense cos Blackpool are all over me, they then score in the 85th minute to make it 3-3, I am thinking oh god here we go.

Then 2 minutes after they score Chris Martin comes and bangs one in to end the game 4-3 and I get another unexpected promotion.

Cashman has been amazing for me, I got him to sign a new contract with 1 million release clause but I really don't want him to go as I think he would irreplaceable.

Other stand out players were Chris Martin and Morgan Whittaker.

I have no idea how the first season in the championship will be but I hope I stay in the league.

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Nantwich Season 8 Review

Well I exceeded expectations but yet felt disappointed as I was so close to getting into the play offs.

Finished 9th in the league in the end which was far and above expectations as the media predicted Nantwich to get relegated but we didn't.

Was only 3 points behind the play offs. Just need to turn them draws into wins as I had 17 draws in the league this season, need to be more clinical as Cashman was top scorer and only got 14 goals in 48 games for me which is poor for him.

Hopefully the high position gets me better sponsorship and prize money in the league as the finances are still not good enough.

Hopefully next season we will get promoted.

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I forgot to say England offered me the national team job which I found hilarious as I was 12th in the Championship with Nantwich when they offered me the job lol.

Nobody wants the England job, not even me.

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Nantwich Season 9 Review

Guess who got promoted to the Prem, oh yes it was Nantwich lol.

I managed to get 5th place and got into the play offs, I had a tough semi final Vs Bournemouth who I drew 1-1 in the first leg and then won the 2nd leg 2-1.

I then got put against Luton in the Play off final and it was 0-0 after normal and extra time but again I managed to get promoted through penalties winning 4-2 on pens.

Cashman come good for me again and scored 17 goals in the season and got some important goals.

Cashman also managed to set a new record for Nantwich with most goals scored for Nantwich and he now has 78 Nantwich goals and I am so glad he has come through the leagues with me from when I was in League 2 up to the Prem now.

I even got a new Stadium called the very unoriginal Nantwich Stadium, I mean they could of named it after me at least lol, it will hold 12 and half thousand fans and in the mean time I will be sharing Stoke's 30 thousand stadium.

I aint got a clue how I will do in the Prem, hopefully I can stay up and then progress from there.

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Great progress @Ronaldo Beckham, especially considering your key players! I would say shocking progress really, if you consider the fact that both my main strikers are significantly better than Cashman and I finished mid table on League 2. (FM17 though)

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Nantwich Season 10 Review

My first season in the Prem was uneventful, I just about stayed in the league and that was my aim so that was good.

I just want to progress to a mid table team next season and just keep progressing.

As you can see from my finances I got the money to improve my team when need be but I aint going crazy.

I ended up being 16th in the league with 38 points, I need to get more points then that, I want to get 48 points at least next season.

My one standout player was Ben Cotterel who can play in every single outfield position, he mainly played on the wings and contributed well.

Cashman struggled to make the step up to Prem but I will keep him here and give him a few games for nostalgia reasons.

Anyway onwards and upwards.

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Nantwich Season 11 Review

I managed to get the mid table position I wanted and got to 13th in the league, I was 10th coming towards to last 3 games of the season but lost all of the last games, still got my highest league position so far.

Not many stand out players though, my highest scorer only had 10 goals so I need to get a decent striker in.

My aim for next season is top 8 in the league.

 

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Premier League - Season 12

Season Review

Season started well and then just got better and better. A little bit surprised how easy the season was wrapping up the premier league with 4 games to go. Only ended up losing 2 league games the whole season which were in the first 8 games. Went on a long unbeaten run from December till the semi final second leg away in the champions league to Barcelona 4 - 3 after a 3 - 0 home win.  Won the FA cup final against Liverpool 5 - 1 and had Man Utd in the Champions League final which was a tight tussle. We both had disallowed goals in a full time nil all draw. My keeper saved two pens to complete the treble and this challenge.

Really enjoyed this challenge especially through the lower leagues and learnt a lot along the way. Will most likely try this again or the ultimate challenge in the FM20.

 

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Nantwich Season 12 Review

I managed to get a bit closer to the end game by getting 6th place in the league, I did better then I thought so my aim next season is to win the league or at least get Champions League footy.

Ramsden was my best player but again lack of a goalscorer didn't help my cause.

 

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Nantwich Season 13 Review

Well I had the best season so far with Nantwich.

I got 4th spot in the league and also won the Europa league beating Watford in the final 3-1.

I went on a 9 game winning streak as well beating a previous record which was 8 wins in a row.

I finally found the goalscorer I needed and it wasn't even a striker, it was Dutch/Bosnian regen call Mekic who was like the New Robben and he bombed down them wings and got 26 goals, 14 assists, 6 man of the matchs and an average rating of 7.39.

Other notable players were Fletcher who was on loan from Spurs but signed him permantly, I signed an Argentinian striker called Ferrer and he got 12 in 38 games, I think he will score more for me next season.

Anyway my aim is to win the Prem or Champions League next season. 

 

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Nantwich Season 14 Review

I finally done it, I finally finished the challenge winning the Prem and Champions League in one season.

Mekic and another regen called Sydney Higino was my best players getting a few goals for me between them.

@dafuge I finally completed your challenge.

 

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Whitehawk F.C 

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2020/2021 End Of Season Review

Fixtures  Fixtures 1  Transfers  Squad  Finances  Table

Started the season in excellent form winning 5 and drawing 1 in first month. Went unbeaten in 21 games with 16 wins and 5 draws. Lost the next 2 and drawing 3 and won 1. Lead was cut to 2 points. Was second in the table when I took on York at home in jan. We won convincing to go first with 2 points lead. Managed to gain more points during the business end of the month with a 9 points lead during last 4 games of season. Even though lost game 43, it was all right as stockport losing their game 44. Without playing game 44, won the title. Form was bad after winning title. Lost last 3 games of season.

Euan pollock end up top scorer with 33 goals. 29 in VNL. Second top was Jay Barton, loan striker from millwell with 25 goals, 19 from VNL. Third was crommond, last season top scorer with 23 goals, 19 from VNL.

Was knocked out of fa cup second round, board expectation was 1st round. FA Trophy, we were knocked out in 4th round, board expectation was second round. 

Finances we were doing okay, 300k in the bank from 180k start of season. Next season budget is going to be 9.7k/week in wages and 286k transfer budget. Scouting is going to be 12k. Board also announced we are going pro and expand the stadium, increasing seats by 1250, overall stadium  capacity going to be 5200+, total costs going tobe $950k with a grant of 475k payable in 10 years, monthly is 4.1k to be paid back.

Next Season will aim to survive.

 

 

 

 

Career Overview

Season      League                                Position        FA Cup                 FA Trophy            Achievements (Notes)
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2019/20   National League South        1st         Third Qualifying      First Round         League Winners 
2020/21   National League                   1st            Second round        Fourth Round     League winners

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Stupid question but will the Dafuge challenge return for FM20 ? I'm planning to play again with an English team. It could be Notts county or a lower team after one year on holiday.

 

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On 15/10/2019 at 17:54, OlivierL said:

Stupid question but will the Dafuge challenge return for FM20 ? I'm planning to play again with an English team. It could be Notts county or a lower team after one year on holiday.

I'm sure it will be here as soon as beta starts.

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On 15/10/2019 at 16:54, OlivierL said:

Stupid question but will the Dafuge challenge return for FM20 ? I'm planning to play again with an English team. It could be Notts county or a lower team after one year on holiday.

 

I've not actually played FM in months, so I'm not sure if I'll even buy FM20.

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11 minutes ago, dafuge said:

I've not actually played FM in months, so I'm not sure if I'll even buy FM20.

But the people need you!

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I've seen that the beta has been released, but I've not bought the game (yet?).

Are there any new features that might change the rules? Does anyone know the league reset date?

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@dafuge nothing I've seen yet to change the rules --- working on finding the reset date.  Rumor is May 29th is the date teams are selected for promotion, but not until Jun 24th it is updated...working on finding out for sure now.

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there is 8 up and 8 down in the leagues so both harder to stay up and easier maybe to get a team you want.

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43 minutes ago, Thebaker said:

there is 8 up and 8 down in the leagues so both harder to stay up and easier maybe to get a team you want.

That sounds good :thup:

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Okay....VNN/S expanded to 24 teams, w/ 4 being relegated each season now.  The May-29th date seems to be accurate (holiday till then, save, then branch off your saves).  Reveal date isn't until Jun 24th (end of season summary posted at that time), so you'll have nearly a month of holiday after the new teams are selected for VNN/S before you determine what those teams actually are.

 

Holding off opening a Daf-FM20 thread for, but if one isn't open by Monday I'll try to get it sorted.  Will have to wait for an editor to get reps tho.  (Meantime, I'm already generating a batch of saves to host for those that don't want to holiday --- they will be in the new thread when it opens).

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19 minutes ago, G_D_K said:

 

  Will have to wait for an editor to get reps tho. 

You can get a rough idea by going into England/club reps and scrolling down. Most of the reps don't change much from one year to the next, by finding the teams from fm19 and checking the teams around them you can get an idea of their rep.

I thought about doing it with Blackfield as i grew up 3 miles from the club but they are possibly the lowest rep and worst ever club to be eligible for this challenge, i scrolled down and down the page long past all the other regional teams.

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I might give this a try this year, looking forward to it!

Quick question, but would it be acceptable to holiday forward to June 25 with the original manager then apply for the job at the newly promoted clubs? I just tested it now and it looks pretty easy for a Sunday League/no licenses manager to get job offers from the teams that come up after having been on holiday from the start of the save.

Just puts a bit more of an edge on it when you have to apply.

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Might make a comeback for the first time in years and give this a shot  :) gotta see who I can play as though

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done a few reloads.

So assuming from what was said, you need to sim from May 29 to June 24 it seems? Really slows down the reloading process it seems.

Gonna start a game I think and see how we go

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Didn't this challenge always require holidaying until June 24th (or thereabouts)? The leagues will finish in May, but it's the reset date we need to see new teams.

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7 minutes ago, anagain said:

Didn't this challenge always require holidaying until June 24th (or thereabouts)? The leagues will finish in May, but it's the reset date we need to see new teams.

In the last patch of FM 2019 something was changed, and if you saved on the day before reset and continued for one day you would always see the exact same teams with no variation. This bug/feature is present in FM 2020, at some point the game decides the teams to be promoted from the unplayable division. It seems that it's the final match of the season (playoff or otherwise). Therefore, you have to save somewhere in May and holiday the final 3 or so weeks until June 24th to generate different teams.

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Just now, SuperRedditch said:

In the last patch of FM 2019 something was changed, and if you saved on the day before reset and continued for one day you would always see the exact same teams with no variation. This bug/feature is present in FM 2020, at some point the game decides the teams to be promoted from the unplayable division. It seems that it's the final match of the season (playoff or otherwise). Therefore, you have to save somewhere in May and holiday the final 3 or so weeks until June 24th to generate different teams.

Ok, thanks. I didn't know that and the chatter confused me.

I guess I will be going with whomsoever is promoted now. Taken me a lot longer to holiday and I'm not doing that again. Finger's crossed I get someone good, hehe. Means I don't end up reloading and reloading like I would do, at least. :onmehead:

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10 hours ago, Zilla Blitz said:

I might give this a try this year, looking forward to it!

Quick question, but would it be acceptable to holiday forward to June 25 with the original manager then apply for the job at the newly promoted clubs? I just tested it now and it looks pretty easy for a Sunday League/no licenses manager to get job offers from the teams that come up after having been on holiday from the start of the save.

Just puts a bit more of an edge on it when you have to apply.

I don't see why not, as long as the original manager is set up in the same way as stated in the rules.

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Got Basford and Redditch - both 1900 rep last year - but that's the lowest I've seen. Basford's ground is pretty much just a park.

Interestingly I also got Scarborough Athletic - the phoenix team of the team that played in the league at the end of the century. FC United too - possibly the biggest team to get.

I think I'm going to go with Farnborough though. It's a town I lived in in my early 20s and I have good memories of the place.

I'm going to try another reload though.

 

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8 hours ago, Kotoro said:

Are we going to do an FM20 iteration of this thread?! :O

Here it is!

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