theincrediblehulk

Another "team from scratch" challenge

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[B]ginger_mourinho[/B]

TBH, I hadnt thought of it that far and this could make it a little more confusing.

[B]But lets try to clear that up:

- a player is English if he has England as his first nationality. If he has nationality of another country, he will be counted as English UNLESS he declares himself for that other country.

- a player is English if he has England as his second nationality AND has also got "declared for England" in his profile.[/B]

I hope that makes sense and covers all grounds?? If not, let me know.

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Alright guys, I am still going to be playing this, just finished work, in my boredom I pretty much decided who my team will be etc etc, going out on the ale now but will be playing most the weekend,

PS, My teams gonna kick ass!

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Just thought I'd ask since you said we can sign Jones...would it be okay to sign Nyatanga?

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[quote]Just thought I'd ask since you said we can sign Jones...would it be okay to sign Nyatanga? [/quote]

Hmmm, actually I only said we could sign Jones because the lad is actually a good player (on the game anyway). Nyatanga is pretty average tbh (his concentration is horrendous). If you want to sign him on as part of your reserve squad, then I guess so. But not as part of the first team squad.

The reason I wanted to put those restrictions is to avoid people signing these players on to make up numbers.

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ive got a pretty good squad already started.. signed around 30+ players...

but i may start again and attempt with english players (not british as i said in my last post.. i want to stick to the same rules as everyone else if possible)

found some great talents in my searching

clarification... the 2 over 27 players must come to a total of 10mil for BOTH? or each?

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Right, so if he was born in England but plays for a different national team, he is Engligh and if he was born in a different nation but is declared for England he is also English. Cheers hulk. if my interpretation of the rule is incorrect, please let me know.

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-he's NOT english if he plays for a different nationality full stop ie simone perrota

-but he is english if he's declared for england even though he has another nationality as his first .. ie hargreaves

me thinks that is what he's getting at

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[B]welshace[/B]

You can spend 10M EACH on both the 27 and over players.


[B]ginger_mourinho[/B]

DAMN! I think I messed it up. I'm so sorry!

Let me try again:

[B]- a player is English if he has England as his first nationality and is eligible to play for the England National team. If he has nationality of another country, he will be counted as English UNLESS he declares himself for that other country.

- a player is English if he has England as his second nationality AND has also got "declared for England" in his profile.[/B]

So the amendment bascially means that if he's played for any other country, he will not be eligible for the England national team and thus, not counted as English!

Can you see any loopholes in that? If so, please do tell me.

Bascially what I'm aiming at is to get a team with a largely English backbone. The future rules I post for season 2 and onwards will try to get everyone to converge towards that aim. Still working on it though.

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looking good.. assembling my team as we speak... i'll post soon

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by "5 english players in first team squad''

does that mean in the first team or in the actual game day squad of the starting 11 and subs?

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Ok, here are my transfers. I've not played a competitive game yet but have almost exhausted my 100M budget. Could everyone please follow the same pattern as me when posting their transfers. Thanx.

[B]First Team Squad[/B]
GK - Joe Hart (7M) and Ben Foster
LB - Eduardo (1.1M)
RB - Danny Simpson (5M)
CB - Miranda (4M) and Habib Bellaid (4.7M)
CB - Federico Fazio (3M)
DM - Alberto Zapater (7M) and Francesco Bolzoni (2M)
CM - Michael Johnson (16M) , Toni Kroos (4.3M) , Steven Defour (3.4M) and David Jones (free)
LM - Marcelo (5.5M) and Abdou Razack Traore (950K)
RM - Giles Barnes and Lubos Kalouda (350K)
ST - Amauri (6.75M) and Tommaso Rocchi (5M)


[B]Reserve Team Squad[/B]
Oier Olazabal (625K)
Miralem Pjanic (350K)
Vincent Acapandie (325K)
Henri Saivet (525K)
Adrian Weiland (220K) [regen]
Jordan Spence (400K)
Aquino (575K)
Aurelien Teaudors (240K)
Georginio Wijnaldum (600K)
Robert Bauer (240K) [regen]
Younousse Sankhare (925K)
Dragos Sandro (140K) [regen]
Mamadou Sakho (450K)
John Bostock (475K)
Nicolas Rergis (240K) [regen]
Aaron Ramsey (2.2M)
Loic Abenzoar (50% sell on)
Alexandr Prudnikov (2.4M)
Henri Lansbury (1M) [coming in Jan]
Jack Wilshere (425K) [coming next season]

My main aim was to get as many youngsters as I can in the first team. Its gonna be hard but hopefully I'll be able to achieve success!

I've got a little bit more cash left. Might try to buy a RB or LB or some more youngsters. But thought I'll get my post in before anyone else so you can have an idea on how I'd like people to post. I think I've adhered to the rules. If I've missed something, do let me know.

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[B]scott08[/B]

Thanx mate.

Yeah, do give it a go. They are not very confusing, just a lot of them really. Once you read them once or twice, you'll get the hang of it. Dont read the ones on the first page though. Read the ones I posted on this page a little above. [img]http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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just aroung july 25th
oly signed 14 players so far
only two english guys

my first team squad would struggle in the championship at the moment...

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Wow...it's incredible that city sold you Johnson for just 16m. Decent looking team too.

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[B]-lewis-16-[/B]

Its not easy to assemble a team that's compete mate. Mine is going to struggle as well but it will nice to see some of the youngsters develop as the season wears on.

If you want a couple of tips - you'll find it hard to come by strikers who are under 22, will come for 7.5M or less and will be good enough to peform at the top level. But you should be able to find some 27 or over ones who you can actually land for 10M or less and are very good. Both Amauri and Rocchi that I bought should be available for that price. There are others around as well. So try to buy senior strikers. You can also try to buy 1 expensive English striker if you want. There's one who's quality and will come for about 20M. I wont give the name away though as I'm not sure if you want names.

There are quite a few CB's that you can buy who will be under 22 and under 7.5M and will perform well. Full backs are a little problem but there are a few around. You'll easily find good enough 22 or under players in midfield who you can buy for 7.5M or less. If you want some recommendation, let me know. [img]http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]


[B]Zellix[/B]

Really? I just declared interest first and then I put in a bid for 13M + 10% sell on and they came back with 16M straight up. I offered it and thats it! [img]http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img]

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interesting team hulk [img]http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif[/img]

[B]First Team Squad[/B]

GK: joe hart(10mil), molina (free)
LB: emmanuelson(6mil), warnock(3.5mil)
CB: fazio (2mil), vermaelen(6mil)
RB: m.elliot(900k), s.sabri(3mil)
DMC: fellaini(2mil), zapater(7mil)
CM: david jones, kivuvu(3mil), kalouda(2mil)
LW: marcelo(5.5mil), A.Razack T(1.4mil)
RW: barnes, osvaldo(4mil)
ST: dayro moreno(3mil), ricardo jesus(1mil)

*note* lots of interchangable players

[B]Reserve Team Squad[/B]

omozusi(1mil)
wijinaldum
saivet
aquino
sakho
sanhkare
fleck
s.arrieta (500k)
lansbury(jan)
danny grainger (500k)
mattock (1.3mil)
ropotan (500k)
stelvio (400k)
k.agouda (200k)
joe garner (100k)
buononatte (200k)
m.constantin (250k)
tatarastanu (200k)

*and various random stats players.. nothing worth noting*

I had considered getting a few core important players... i.e like hulk.. using my established over 27 age rule to bring in a goal scorer and a AMC, therefore garaunteeing goals and winning games...

But Id like to try and build from nothing, and bring in non established players and se if I can build my team from ground up.

With that in mind.. the only over 22 players I brought in was molina as backup keeper until foster returns and warnock

Filling my 5 english players roster are

hart (obvious choice for keeper, brilliant)

marvin elliot (whos stats are ridiculously good)

warnock (brilliant for price and english)

david jones (obvious choice for midfield on a free)

barnes (great at rw, no need for change)
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dayro moreno looks brilliant and will fill my striker role perfectly i think..

im playing:

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre"> hart
elliot fazio vermaelen warnock
fellaini
zapater d.jones
barnes emanuelson
moreno </pre>

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[quote]Originally posted by theincrediblehulk:
[B]Zellix[/B]

Really? I just declared interest first and then I put in a bid for 13M + 10% sell on and they came back with 16M straight up. I offered it and thats it! [img]http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img] [/quote]

They want about 45m on mine [img]http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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help needed

i've downloaded the file and extracted it into my Database folder. I loaded up the game and the option to select this database ain't there. Any help would be much appreciated.

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im quite happy with RB..

as i have elliot who is brilliant, sabri (turkish international, also great) and omozusi who i know grows into the position well

I am worried about CB myself.., but i have some cover in the reserves in constantin, grainger, sakho and laso kivuvu who doesnt play there but has great stats for the position and will do fine...

[url="http://img57.imageshack.us/my.php?image=06202008181922nc2.jpg"][img]http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/1433/06202008181922nc2.th.jpg[/img] [/url]

[url="http://img253.imageshack.us/my.php?image=06202008182041ef1.jpg"][img]http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/5949/06202008182041ef1.th.jpg[/img] [/url]

[url="http://img253.imageshack.us/my.php?image=06202008182106oi8.jpg"][img]http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/9503/06202008182106oi8.th.jpg[/img] [/url]

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Hi, downloaded the database and I really want to give this a try but the rules kinda confuse me. Can someone please clerify the rules?

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hi frazza... the rules are pretty much clafified on this page.. just a little bit up...

its simple when you think about them for a bit

under 22's for less then 7.4 mil only

apart from english players who can be anything

need at least 5 english players in main match day squad

need to buy at least 30 players, and at least 16 in the main squad

can buy two over 27yr old players costing no more then 10 mil each

there a few more stipulations but start with them and then look back

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[quote]Originally posted by Slugger_SpursFan:
help needed

i've downloaded the file and extracted it into my Database folder. I loaded up the game and the option to select this database ain't there. Any help would be much appreciated. [/quote]

Try renaming the XML file to the same name as the folder. So I think remove the space and replace with an underscore.

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[B]Slugger_SpursFan[/B]

All the files that you extracted to the database folder, put them in a folder called "London Utd" and then try. So the destination should be:
My Documents > Sports Interactive> Football Manager 2008 > db > London Utd


[B]Frazza Pee[/B]

Just check out the rules I've posted on this page itself a little above. They are all bunched together and easier to read. Read through once and let me know what confuses you.


[B]welshace[/B]

DANG! Elliot looks bloody good on your game. He's about half of that on mine!! [img]http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] Kivuvu looks good though. [img]http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif[/img]

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How do you change a players second nationality with FMM? I can only see how to change their first nationality.

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[B]Frazza Pee[/B]

Go to the "relations" area and you can change it there.


[B]welshace[/B]

How about Derbyshire? He's pretty good and is usually available for around that price. Also, Billy Sharp becomes good. Andy Johnson is also available around that price, maybe a little more.

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hmm derbyshire isnt a bad idea, not fond of the others though.. il look into him...

although i imagine my funds are gonna be gone now...

ive gone for defour with a view for some more attacking flair from midfield

might leave me short of cash tbh

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yup, ive got defour... nevermind... get some new strikers in next season , i have enough for now i imagine..

osvaldo is looking great in pre-season... he'll play a lot of games from subs bench though...

also i bought in a striker named ricardo jesus (random stats im guessing), who is ripping anderlecht to shreds as we speak...

[url="http://img253.imageshack.us/my.php?image=06202008185349qe7.jpg"][img]http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/1743/06202008185349qe7.th.jpg[/img] [/url]

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[quote]Originally posted by Slugger_SpursFan:
still no luck unfortunately.

I have created a London Utd folder in my DB folder and i have put the downloaded London Utd file into the London Utd folder that i created and it still hasn't come up. Can't see where i am going wrong. [/quote]

hi slugger... this is how it should look

[url="http://img253.imageshack.us/my.php?image=06202008185452fx8.jpg"][img]http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/7401/06202008185452fx8.th.jpg[/img] [/url]

ie.. all the files in london utd

i imagine youve created your london utd folder and then put the downloaded london utd folder into that one,

just follow the address bar on my pic

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[quote]Originally posted by Slugger_SpursFan:
still no luck unfortunately.

I have created a London Utd folder in my DB folder and i have put the downloaded London Utd file into the London Utd folder that i created and it still hasn't come up. Can't see where i am going wrong. [/quote]

Go into the folder and rename the xml file the same as the folder. If the folder is London_Utd then name the xml file that, if it's 'London Utd' then name it that (i.e. without an underscore).

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i've done everything and it's just not working. Is it possible for someone to upload it as a saved game file so then i can just load the game when i open up FM?

Thanks

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[quote]i've done everything and it's just not working. Is it possible for someone to upload it as a saved game file so then i can just load the game when i open up FM?

Thanks [/quote]

Can somebody please do that for him? With my slow connection, it'd take me a while.


[B]mocko666[/B]

I'd go for Cattermole over Nolan.

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Just about to sign Lledson, strikers are hard to sign along with full backs.

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[quote]So, am I right in saying I can't sign a player between 22 and 27? [/quote]
between 23 and 27

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[quote]
So, am I right in saying I can't sign a player between 22 and 27?
[/quote]
[quote] between 23 and 27 [/quote]

Unless they are English. [img]http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif[/img]

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[quote]So, am I right in saying I can't sign a player between 22 and 27? [/quote]

To simplify, you cant sign a player aged 23, 24, 25 or 26. Unless they are English that is.


[B]Slugger_SpursFan[/B]

Mate I'll get a save game up for you tomorrow I promise. I cant do it right now because there's a littl problem with my connection. But I'll definitely have it for you tomorrow.

A couple of things though:
- I'm not sure if it will work. I was told at the start that I would need to upload the whole database as I've changed things on there.

- Let me know what leagues you want me to load for you and what size database (small, medium or large).

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Theincrediblehulk

Cheers mate...i know i sound a pain it's just that i'm eager to try this out.
Medium database with England (Championship and above), Spain (La Liga first division) and Italy (Serie A)

Thanks again mate.

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Sorry for the double post. I wanted to add: dont count too much on the free transfers in season 2. I'll be putting a few restrictions whereby the number of such signings will be controlled! [img]http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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right , just got back in from the mrs' house..

bored of CS:S so gonna start up my game now...

im really happy with the team i have and think its gonna be a good season...

my only concern is a striker... i have plenty of talented young players but no proven goalscorer as such, luckily my tactic rely's a lot on midfield goals also so i should be ok

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just finished my first game against everton
and what i see to be a respectable 0-0 draw away from home

[url="http://img517.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture15ny9.png"]My Starting Line Up[/url]

I've spent 86m on transfers so far
so still have some cash to improve the rest of my team

[url="http://img241.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture14yn2.png"]My Transfers[/url]

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