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Football Manager - Your Career

Discussion in 'Football Manager Forum' started by Matt, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Techno Natch

    Techno Natch Well-Known Member

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    Going into my first game in the Conference away to Braintree and they had an old but still quality Nuno Gomez up front it showed the difference in class already. We scraped a 0-0 but it could be a long season especially as I'll be relying on a 34 year old Sam Parkin for goals.
     
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  3. mente captus

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    won the Europa League with Volga Nizhny Novgorod!

    my road to succcess:

    4. Quali round:

    Lech Poznan 7:0, 1:2

    Group stage:

    Maccabi Haifa 5:0, 1:1
    Besiktas 3:0, 1:2
    AS Roma 4:2, 4:1

    First knock-out

    PSV Eindhoven 3:0, 2:1

    second knock out

    AS Roma 2:3, 2:0

    Quarter final

    Anzhi Makschakala 3:1, 3:2

    Semi final

    Arsenal FC 3:1, 4:3

    Final

    Schalke 5:0


    furthermore have won the russian cup in Manchester United manner.

    was 0:2 down vs Anzhi after 79 minutes

    scored the consiliation goal at the 84th minute, get a penalty at 90+1 and scored the winner at 90+3

    finished league as 4th.
     
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  4. mente captus

    mente captus Well-Known Member

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    lost the Europas supercup to Manchester City. I was 3:1 up with 10 Minutes to go. only to lose 3:4.

    won the russian super cup vs the Champion Dinamo Moskva 2:1

    pretty well Run in europe. won my Europa League Group with 6 out of 6 and 20:2 goals. vs Fiorentina 6:0 and 4:1

    first knock out vs Salzburg.

    Bad Start to the league 8-5-4 including defeats vs Nalchik and Metalurg Donetsk, both managed only to win 2 and 3 games in the first phase (42 games). were destroyed by shaktjar Donetsk (0:6) but a good run of wins (18 from 21) brought me on top of the league by three points.

    44 further games to go.

    Will face Anzi makchakala in the QF of the cup. Top Match as they are second in the league.
     
  5. mente captus

    mente captus Well-Known Member

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    reached again the Europa League Final.

    first knock-out vs Salzburg 2:0, 7:3

    second knock-out vs Ajax: 1:0, 3:0

    Quarterfinal vs Manchester City: 5:0, 4:3

    Semi-final vs Tottenham and that was epic after losing the first leg in London 1:4 (Defoe scored all goals for them) we won the second leg 5:0

    will meet Liverpool in the final.

    already won the Cup vs Dinamo Tblisi in the final.

    lost vs Terek Groszny in the League Cup Semi-final 1:3, 2:2

    and i am second in the league, 3 points (technically 4 points as Dinamo Moskva have won more games as we've done) with 10 games to go.

    But i am on a bad run away from home and lost 7 of the last 9 away games.
     
  6. JaseTheVillain

    JaseTheVillain Beerus is coming for you. Site Supporter

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    Holidayed for a year to see who'd come up to the NLN/S. When I saw Rushall Olympic had been promoted to the NLN I had to, considering they're only down the road from me!

    Forgot how hard it is starting this low, had to change tactic, for some reason considering we're underdogs in almost every game, an attacking 4-2-4 has been my most effective formation.

    Halfway through the season now, signed 30 players, 6 on loan (one sent back), let 14 go (some of whom were the original 30, it didn't work out, they whined for first team football, went on free transfers or were released as they were on non-contract terms), I've done alright so far as obviously the expectation is to go back down, not even survival. I told them mid-table for a few more quid in the wage budget and may even just make that.

    Currently sat 14th with 34 points from 27 games (W9 D7 L11 -2GD) so we're on course for the more realistic aim of survival. My crowning moments came in the FA Cup:

    2nd Qualifying round: Grantham Town 0-0 Rushall Olympic
    2nd Qualifying round replay: Rushall Olympic 4-2 Grantham Town
    3rd Qualifying round: Rushall Olympic 1-0 Telford
    4th Qualifying round: Rushall Olympic 3-0 Salford
    1st Round: Torquay 0-1 Rushall Olympic
    2nd Round: Rushall Olympic 0-0 Rotherham United
    2nd Round replay: Rotherham United 1-2 Rushall Olympic
    3rd Round: Watford 5-2 Rushall Olympic

    That's set up the bank nicely.

    Went out of the FA Trophy 3rd qualifying round replay after a 1-1 draw with Tamworth at home and a 3-1 loss away playing the reserves as Rotherham were up next, as you can see, that paid off.

    In for a decent season, should easily stay up at this point as we're 7 points clear of 20th placed Alfreton with a game in hand.

    Obviously the aim is to get to the top, but we'll see.
     
  7. mente captus

    mente captus Well-Known Member

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    won the Europa League once again after beating Liverpool in the final 3:2.
    finished second in the league after losing to Dinamo Moskva away from home 4:3....were 3:1 up after 70 minutes....

    signed a 17 years old ukrainian striker for 23 million pounds from Arsenal Kiev. has scored 54 league goals for them!!!!!
     
  8. KevinMcallister

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    started a new save

    unemployed as always but with international player status

    took the job at Toronto FC they were 5th in the Eastern conference with 6 games to go, ended up losing the MLS cup to Portland but what a run I had them on

    don't usually do an MLS save but I like the differences in transfer policy etc, heading into the draft now, see if I can get a decent prospect managed to trade Philadelphia for 4th overall pick so should get a Generation Adidas player
     
  9. Madejski

    Madejski Well-Known Member

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    End of my fourth season at Drogheda, which apart from a really poor run of form in the middle of the league season, was hugely successful.

    Fourth in the league (1 point off second), won both the League Cup and Senior Challenge Cup (FA Cup in Ireland) and made it to the third quali round of the Europa League, going out 3-2 on aggregate to Dnipro. League Cup final finished 6-5 after 90 minutes, probably the craziest game i've ever had on FM.

    After starting with no experience/qualifications, I will shortly have a Continental Pro license and will probably move away from Ireland. Other than going for the league win, there is not a lot else I can do, hitting the ceiling. Board won't go professional which makes it even harder for me to sign players to strengthen. Will probably go to another obscure, but higher quality league (Greece, Russia and Portugal all tempting currently). So far i've only had job offers from mid-table Championship clubs in Huddersfield, Aston Villa and Reading.
     
  10. KevinMcallister

    KevinMcallister Well-Known Member

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    half way into my 2nd season, complete overhaul of staff and 3 or 4 new players

    drafted a 21 year old Generation Adidas ST from the superdraft, been developing him and giving him the last 30 mins in a game etc, he started scoring in them sub appearances, so I played him from the start in 6 games, he scored 4 goals, he's developing fast

    thinking of losing Jozy Altidore (designated contract) to free up space and get a decent trade because this kid is good enough

    in 2nd atm
     
  11. joethegill

    joethegill Well-Known Member

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    I am actually incapable of taking a team up from the Championship and avoiding anything other than an absolute pummeling in the Premier League. My current game started at Villa, took them up in 2nd in my first season, with a rock solid defence being the main component of that team. I lasted 10 games in the Premier League, with 2 points to show for it. I went to Stoke, who'd been relegated to the Championship in the first season, and joined them around Christmas in 15th. Remit was to challenge for the play-offs, but with the squad they had they really should've up around the top 2 - Bojan, Shaqiri, Arnautovic, Imbula, Allen, Berahino all still at the club. Ended up finishing 3rd but lost in the play-off final (2-1 last minute to West Brom).

    At this point I decided to sell off as much of that squad as I could. Despite being a class team, they were all high wages and also high value. I raised around £70 million by selling off Shaqiri, Berahino, Arnautovic, Muniesa and several others. Decided to invest in younger players, and signed up Batshuayi (£6.5m), Patrick Roberts (Loan), Jordan Amavi (£9m), Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Loan), Stuart Armstrong (Free) and Sam Byram (Loan). Despite the squad being of (apparent) lower quality, we started like a train, and a run of 21 wins in 22 games in all competitions between September and the turn of the year set the platform for the title charge. Managed to get the the League Cup final beating 4 Premier League sides along the way, lost 1-0 to Man United (Did beat Spurs over two legs on away goals though!) and eventually just about had enough to get over the line as Champions despite strong opposition from Ipswich.

    Over the summer, I stuck with most of the same squad which had got me up, although I added Leroy Sane (£15.75m), Theo Walcott (Free) and Harry Winks (£8m) to bolster things, along with renewing the loan deals. Spent most of my cash buying the stadium and investing in coaches and training facilities.

    Currently 2 games into the new season, a 2-0 defeat at Southampton and another 1-0 loss to Man United. Not worrying too much at the moment, plenty of time left for this squad to prove itself!

    Current 11:

    Butland
    Byram - Holgate - Wollscheid - Amavi
    Imbula - Allen
    Roberts - Bojan - Sane
    Batshuayi​

    Borthwick-Jackson, Walcott, Abraham, Winks, Munir (GK), Bangoura, Hayden

    Keep feeling like I want another centre back but I also want to keep faith with those who've served me well.
     
  12. mente captus

    mente captus Well-Known Member

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    have beaten the current league champions 8:0 at home. the 5th year is mine
     
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    My save game with Venezia corrupted and won't load having taken them from Serie D to the 8th in Serie A.

    Cultural Leonesa in the Spanish thrid division is where it's at now.
     
  14. KevinMcallister

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    once did that on my Chievo save in fm 13, 38 fucking seasons at one club, from relelgation threatened to numerous CL wins and 20 odd serie A titles
     
  15. JaseTheVillain

    JaseTheVillain Beerus is coming for you. Site Supporter

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    This is why you use 3 file rolling saves...
     
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    Started a save as Eastleigh. Wanted to make the most out of Sam Muggleton's 20 Long Throw attribute so made the pitch as narrow as possible. Play long ball with a bunch of tall, strong players and it seems to work well and I am scoring a shedload from set pieces. First season won the Play Offs against Lincoln- now 20 games into the 2nd season and sitting 7th in L2.
     
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    New save as Newcastle. Plan is to build a British side with no more than 3 foreign stars to complement them by the start of the 3rd season. First season went well...

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    Current team nearing the end of season 2...

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    Planning to sell Gayle, Anita and either Mbemba or Perez in the summer to meet m requirements. Will probably go back to my Gateshead save after winning the league as I still haven't conquered Europe with them.
     
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    First time I've played FM in about 5 years and got FM17 last night. Started a save with York and going to take some time to get in to it I think. Im trying to reduce the wage bill quite a bit and half of the squad are on the transfer list and not even one offer.
    Any tips on how to recieve offers? I've reduced the transfer asking price right down and still no offers.

    Played 3, won 2, drawn 1.
     
  20. Luke Imp

    Luke Imp Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Scenes at Wembley this afternoon, without my best player and top scorer who's on loan from Man City.

    EDIT - Didn't realise that got us into Europe next season. :lol: I was planning on leaving at the end of the current one, but might have to re-think that.

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    Luke Imp Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I got into the PO's not long after the above, and the annoyingly, the day after the final game of the season my top scorer went away on international duty and missed the PO's, which I lost, and they weren't even playing a game.

    I wish they'd sort that out, where you can delay players going away.
     

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