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Freddie
24-06-2009, 08:18 PM
Harder tactics are indeed very scary :(

Smiff
30-06-2009, 04:35 PM
I started a fresh save using Tapani's harder tactics and I've got to be honest, I can't notice it being that much harder.

I loaded up England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Rusia, Scotland and Spain before deciding to start my career in Holland with Roda JC.

We pushed AZ for the title in our first season but the lack of quality was far too evident in the end as we bottled it in the final six games or so. Darius Henderson proved to be an inspired signing but we had to wait until February until the likes of Amr Zaki joined. Eventually we finished 4th which was poor but Uefa Cup football is better than no European football.

Seven games into the second season and we're top, we'll win it this year. Noticable players include, Andy van der Meyde, Nigel Reo-Coker, Youssouf Hersi (if only it was the ODB), Jermaine Pennant, Ryan Shawcross, Ariel Ortega, Sami Hyypia and I had to splash out for Hulk after he became available.

I expect to land the league title before moving to England.

Boydy
10-07-2009, 01:40 AM
The harder tactics in this are a nightmare. I started a game with Liverpool with them on and in my second season I'm languishing in mid-table.

Smiff
17-07-2009, 12:40 PM
What sort of tactics are you using yourself, Boydy?

Smiff
17-07-2009, 01:13 PM
Postponed matches are fucking me over. I started a new 'career' save with a few countries loaded and took control of Chester.

Many signings and a season later, we're in League One having played five games less than everyone else. We've got an Fa Cup semi-final to look forward to against Newcastle but the reason given for the cancelled games is because of bad weather. I've had to sign some absolute shite on short term deals just to get by.

Smiff
18-07-2009, 04:34 AM
Phew. We finished 2nd although I feared the worse since we were 12th with five games in hand at one point and I didn't want to have to put up with the play-offs. Fortunately, second place Colchester only managed a draw on the final day of the season against Bristol Rovers. I was a little miffed to lose the title though, purely down to too many games too soon, I reckon.

We played three games in four days at one point but ultimately I have to accept part of the blame since we only lost out by three points and I probably cost us some by resting my players for the Fa Cup.

Season 2009/0

First Round - Notts County 4-2
Second Round - Northwich 1-1
Second Round Replay - Northwich 3-0
Third Round - Crystal Palace 1-1
Third Round Replay - Crystal Palace 2-0
Fourth Round - Blackpool (PREM) 3-2
Fifth Round - West Ham (PREM) 2-1
Quarter Final - Birmingham 2-1
Semi Final - Newcastle 2-4.

Battered. We did win the Vans Trophy on pens and at present we're storming the Championship. I'm going to win the Premiership and Champions League then move on.

unnnni
03-08-2009, 10:21 PM
Hi,

I have just started my second season with hull. Got promoted to div2 after the first season, 20 points clear of 2nd placed Swansea.

Signed West, Amokachi, Trustfull, Berti, Montano on free transfer the first season. Amokachi bagging 31 goals in the league.

Have signed some players to strengthen the squad this season: Ormerod from Blackpool, Graham Stuart from Charlton, Michael Clegg from Man U., Thomas Myhre from Everton, C. Ejerholm from Hammarby.

Played 4 games of the new season, won them all 3-1. Looking good :naughty:


Is there any of you guys that have any experience playing with hull ? How did you do ?

Jimmy Ike
05-08-2009, 12:51 PM
Rockin' and rollin' with the mighty Motherwell here, on the original database. End of the first season now, and although making disappointingly early exits in both Scottish and League Cups, was a genuine contender for the title, in a three-way fight with the Auld Firm clubs.

Finished third in the end after a hideous dropping-off of form following the league split, where we managed a poxy four points out of the fifteen available. Still, that's a cool half mil in the bank as prize money, and there'll be European football at Fir Park next season.

More to come. Possibly. If I can be arsed.......

unnnni
05-08-2009, 10:06 PM
I'm in first place in the league halfway through the second season, been promoted from 3div last season. Have just beaten Bolton in the cup.

Problem beeing that 90% of players in the first team squad, have morale very low or low. How the he.. do I turn this around ??

Players are happy or appear to be, but morale is SHIT. :sorry::thbdn:

Jimmy Ike
07-08-2009, 01:17 PM
I'm in first place in the league halfway through the second season, been promoted from 3div last season. Have just beaten Bolton in the cup.

Problem beeing that 90% of players in the first team squad, have morale very low or low. How the he.. do I turn this around ??

Players are happy or appear to be, but morale is SHIT. :sorry::thbdn:

I find players sometimes get reduced morale if they've been on a poor run of form (a few <7 ratings in a row), if they feel unfairly treated by me as manager (punishments, dropping from first-team, transfer-listing), or if there's a disruptive influence in the dressing room.

So far as you're winning, though, what's to worry about?

Jimmy Ike
10-08-2009, 04:25 PM
Rockin' and rollin' with the mighty Motherwell here, on the original database. End of the first season now, and although making disappointingly early exits in both Scottish and League Cups, was a genuine contender for the title, in a three-way fight with the Auld Firm clubs.

Finished third in the end after a hideous dropping-off of form following the league split, where we managed a poxy four points out of the fifteen available. Still, that's a cool half mil in the bank as prize money, and there'll be European football at Fir Park next season.

More to come. Possibly. If I can be arsed.......

So the close season comes and (nearly) goes - another half mil in the bank for Scottish TV rights and the better part of one and a half mil from season tickets is good for the bank balance, especially as the board have paid for the upgrade of the club's facilities to "top qual with youth academy", or whatever the best level's called.

Players in this season include Tommy Mooney, Leo Fortune-West (Fans' Player of the Year - 22 goals in all competitions), Clint Hill (DLC from Tranmere), Jamie Victory, Efe Sodje and a couple of young Scots who I can't offhand remember - also Georgios Donis (a Greek winger, arrived on a free), a Russian lad whose name I can't recall, and Greek 'keeper Dionisis Chiotis (from AEK) and the legendary Tonton Zola Moukoko*.

Managed to get rid of a lot of the squad-dross over the season and close-season just gone - can't offhand remember the names of many of them, as they weren't good enough so weren't played very much. One sale in particular, though, I do recall - right-back Martyn Corrigan rarely put a foot wrong over the season, attracting interest from a number of clubs. Celtic came in for him, and having finally negotiated a £6m (with 25% sell-on clause) deal, I couldn't stand in his way - all the best to him in the Champions' League this season.

Plan is to build a good young team to grow together and long-term wrestle dominance of the SPL from the Auld Firm - meantime will use seasoned pros and bargains I can unearth (Georgios Donis, for one example) to take the club as far as possible.

On the one hand, it seems that doing alright in the SPL is pretty easy - I'd be inclined to think that a half-decent Championship side could make a UEFA Cup place if they got a good run together - while on the other, there's a massive gulf between the Auld Firm and the lower ten. This season, I'm aiming to build on my first season in charge and knock one of them (probably Rangers) into third spot.

First game of the season is tomorrow - I can't wait.

*NOTE: Chiotis and Tonton were turned up during scouting searches and looked like genuinely good value players - I never went searching!

Smiff
11-08-2009, 04:39 PM
I've got a right injury crisis going on at Chelsea.

Gerrard, Bouma, van der Vaart, Kerr, Hersi, Riquelme and Owen are all out injured, Okoronkwo and Aghahowa are both at the African Nations and I'm resigned to losing Heinrich, Gallas and Mechiot at the end of the season.

It's been a fun save though. I started off with Tranmere where we won:

Second Division 2002
First Division 2003
Premier League 2005, 2006
Fa Cup 2004, 2006
Charity Shield 2004, 2005.
League Cup 2005

Unfortunately for Rovers, a disagreement saw my stint at the club end and after a nine month break from the game, I popped up at Juventus who were in quite a mess and lacking in quality. However...

Serie A - 2008, 2009
Italian Cup - 2008, 2009
Super Cup - 2008
FIFA Club World Championship - 2009

We lost the Champions League final to Bayern Munich after Cisse scored a golden goal and I have no idea why we were in the CWC.

Chelsea job opened up with £150+ to spend, I have since spent nearly £200m in my first season bringing in the top names and at present we're second in the league (18th when I took over) just one point behind holders Liverpool. League Cup should be snapped up shortly as we face Stoke in the final and I'm hoping for a domestic treble before I move on again. I don't want to stop at Chelsea too long and fancy a crack at Spain.

EDIT: If I beat Arsenal in the Fa Cup quarters, it's only Division One teams left plus Divison two, Cardiff. :D

Smiff
13-08-2009, 06:25 PM
Updated my CM to the latest update, playing as Aberdeen after a few failed saves....


http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2475/60986245.jpg

Smiff
14-08-2009, 12:04 AM
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3446/52011044.jpg
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/5695/20527292.jpg

Oops. :D

Splash_M
14-08-2009, 07:35 PM
Just started a new game with Tapani patch March 2009 update, managing Vauxhall in the Conference North :D

I'll post seasonal reviews :D

EDIT: A completely unexpected turn of events took place in January.. I was 2nd in the Conference North in my first season, when Newcastle sacked Joe Kinnear.. I decided to apply for the fun of it, and now I'm the Newcastle boss charged with battling against relegation...

EDIT 2:

FA Cup: 1st Rnd with Vauxhall, 5th round with Newcastle
English Premier Division: 6th

When I left Vauxhall i was 2nd in the Conf N, they ended up 7th in Conf N.. When I joined Newcastle they were 15th in the Prem, I ended up 6th in the Prem with an impressive run of 9 straight wins, and 2 consecutive Manager of the Month awards.

I signed John O'shea to bolster my defence halfway through February for 4.5million, and I'm set to buy Dimitar Berbatov for 17.5million from Man Utd when the transfer window reopens, along with a gem my scout found costing me £500k, Miloy from Inter de Luanda.

I believe I've qualified for the UEFA Cup through league position, so I'm setting my sights on winning that, and qualifying for a Champions League spot next season through a good league campaign.

Smiff
28-08-2009, 02:45 PM
I posted this on the CM0102 site. Anyone else won the league drawing more games than the rest of the division?

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6651/12516338.jpg :D

Smiff
14-09-2009, 09:02 PM
Another I posted on the CM site.


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Shindig
27-12-2009, 01:44 PM
Were Zid and Sid squaring up? :D

And, furthermore...

************************************************** **********************************************
English Premier Division - Sunday 19th May 2002
************************************************** **********************************************


================================================== ==============================================
2001/2 Table
================================================== ==============================================

Pos Team Pld Won Drn Lst For Ag Won Drn Lst For Ag Pts
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1st C Newcastle 38 17 0 2 46 12 14 2 3 39 22 95
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2nd Man Utd 38 14 4 1 44 12 11 4 4 36 23 83
3rd Arsenal 38 12 5 2 24 12 11 1 7 32 25 75
4th Liverpool 38 13 4 2 35 12 7 6 6 23 16 70
5th Sunderland 38 13 3 3 36 20 7 5 7 26 24 68
6th Leeds 38 15 2 2 29 15 4 4 11 20 35 63
7th Chelsea 38 15 1 3 40 15 3 6 10 24 35 61
8th W.B.A. 38 9 7 3 26 16 7 3 9 22 18 58
9th Bolton 38 11 2 6 40 23 4 5 10 19 26 52
10th Man City 38 7 7 5 34 28 7 1 11 30 37 50
11th Blackburn 38 8 3 8 31 28 6 4 9 17 24 49
12th Middlesbrough 38 8 5 6 29 27 5 5 9 21 30 49
13th Tottenham 38 8 4 7 34 31 6 1 12 25 39 47
14th Everton 38 8 5 6 20 19 4 4 11 15 32 45
15th Aston Villa 38 7 5 7 19 26 5 3 11 18 30 44
16th Fulham 38 6 4 9 28 28 5 4 10 27 39 41
17th West Ham 38 6 5 8 30 34 3 3 13 14 38 35
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18th R Southampton 38 6 3 10 20 28 3 3 13 17 40 33
19th R Charlton 38 6 4 9 25 28 1 5 13 10 35 30
20th R Birmingham 38 4 1 14 11 30 0 5 14 9 33 18

Did not see that coming. Shearer grabbed a last day hat-trick to take Andy Cole's records.

================================================== ==============================================
2001/2 Goals
================================================== ==============================================

Pos Player Club Apps Gls
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
1st Alan Shearer Newcastle 32 38
2nd Tore Andre Flo Sunderland 32 17
3rd Diego Forlán Man Utd 30 (4) 16
4th Darren Huckerby Man City 26 (3) 15
5th Ruud van Nistelrooy Man Utd 32 15

Huckerby :cool:

Interestingly, Christian Bassedas was only second to David Beckham when it came to assists.

Tale of the transfers ....

================================================== ==============================================
2001/2 Transfers
================================================== ==============================================

Date Player In From Fee
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
24.9.01 Tomás Galásek Ajax £4.6M

Date Player Out To Fee
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12.8.01 Kieron Dyer Atlético Madrid £10.25M

And the fixtures...

================================================== ==============================================
2001/2 Fixtures
================================================== ==============================================

Date Opposition Ven Competition Res Attend Scorers
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18.8.01 W.B.A. A Premier Division 2:0 27988 Jenas, Dabizas
22.8.01 Bolton H Premier Division 1:0 47666 Solano
25.8.01 Blackburn A Premier Division 3:2 31332 Shearer 3
9.9.01 Man Utd A Premier Division 3:3 67637 Shearer, Jenas, Lua-Lua
16.9.01 Arsenal H Premier Division 1:2 52171 Shearer
19.9.01 Exeter H League Cup 2nd Rnd 4:1 45871 Cort 2, Lua-Lua, Jenas
23.9.01 Fulham A Premier Division 0:0 19115
29.9.01 Everton H Premier Division 2:0 51251 Speed, Shearer pen
3.10.01 Charlton H Premier Division 4:0 50049 Speed, Shearer 2, Lua-Lua
14.10.01 Southampton H Premier Division 4:0 49237 Solano, Shearer, Bramble, Speed
22.10.01 Middlesbrough A Premier Division 1:0 35293 Solano
27.10.01 Leeds H Premier Division 2:1 50848 Shearer 2
3.11.01 Aston Villa A Premier Division 0:1 42758
7.11.01 Ipswich H League Cup 3rd Rnd 2:1 46306 Lua-Lua, Cort
10.11.01 West Ham H Premier Division 2:0 50147 Robert, Speed
17.11.01 Man City A Premier Division 3:2 34974 Robert 2, Cort
21.11.01 Brentford H League Cup 4th Rnd 4:0 45742 Lua-Lua 2 (1 pen), Cort 2
24.11.01 Tottenham H Premier Division 5:2 51250 Speed, Lua-Lua, Solano, Bassedas, Cort
2.12.01 Chelsea A Premier Division 3:2 42403 Shearer 2, Speed
5.12.01 Hull A League Cup Qtr Final 2:2 15124 Shearer, Bassedas
9.12.01 Liverpool H Premier Division 2:0 52165 Shearer, Robert
15.12.01 Blackburn H Premier Division 1:0 50600 Shearer
22.12.01 Birmingham H Premier Division 4:0 49397 Galásek, Shearer, Solano, Bellamy
26.12.01 Sunderland A Premier Division 1:2 48265 Hugo Viana
29.12.01 Bolton A Premier Division 2:1 26357 Shearer, Robert
1.1.02 W.B.A. H Premier Division 1:0 51477 Shearer pen
5.1.02 Tranmere A FA Cup 3rd Rnd 3:1 10799 Gray og, Cort, Elliott
13.1.02 Charlton A Premier Division 2:1 26456 Shearer 2
19.1.02 Fulham H Premier Division 3:1 46992 Shearer, Lua-Lua pen, Galásek
26.1.02 Cardiff A FA Cup 4th Rnd 4:2 21976 Lua-Lua 2, Bassedas, Cort
2.2.02 Arsenal A Premier Division 2:1 38374 Bassedas 2
6.2.02 Southampton A Premier Division 1:0 32500 Bassedas
9.2.02 Everton A Premier Division 1:0 36078 Quinn
16.2.02 W.B.A. A FA Cup 5th Rnd 4:0 27959 Jenas, Bellamy, Cort 2
24.2.02 Man Utd H Premier Division 2:3 52171 Shearer, Bellamy
2.3.02 Aston Villa H Premier Division 2:0 52156 Robert, Shearer
9.3.02 Charlton H FA Cup Qtr Final 1:0 49023 Shearer
16.3.02 West Ham A Premier Division 4:1 34989 Shearer, Bassedas 2, Elliott
1.4.02 Middlesbrough H Premier Division 2:0 52180 Shearer 2
7.4.02 Crystal Palace N FA Cup Semi Final 4:1 30582 Shearer 2, Lua-Lua, Hughes
10.4.02 Leeds A Premier Division 3:2 40243 Shearer 2, Lua-Lua pen
13.4.02 Chelsea H Premier Division 3:1 50082 Shearer 3
17.4.02 Tottenham A Premier Division 4:2 36218 Lua-Lua, Shearer 2, Acuña
20.4.02 Man City H Premier Division 2:1 50802 Quinn, Speed
28.4.02 Liverpool A Premier Division 0:2 44333
6.5.02 Sunderland H Premier Division 3:1 52167 Shearer 2, Mullins og
11.5.02 Arsenal N FA Cup Final 0:2 72453
19.5.02 Birmingham A Premier Division 4:0 29986 Shearer 3, Gavilán

Shame about the FA Cup no-show but I kind of expected that.

Rabbac
30-12-2009, 04:24 PM
Got leeds promoted (with the 2009 update) from 2nd to 1st then from 1st to prem 2 5th placed finishes then champions with my good old reliable 3-1-5-1 tactic.

Trent
23-02-2010, 05:44 AM
This thread sure is a good read and brings back nice memories - specially Jimmy Ike's transfers remind me a lot of my policy - signing Leo Fortune-West no matter which devision I started in and also oftenly used Georgios Donis because he's a former Rover :D

I really might get back to this at one point. The original CM01/02 database :drool:

Il Fuce
24-02-2010, 05:36 PM
I read through a lot of stuff there recently. Brought back some memories, of old games and old craic.

Started a CM0102 game there Monday, with an update. Took over Portsmouth, who were bankrupt, sold off who I could, and signed no one, and well, this game is too easy, I ended up finishing 4th with a squad of 20 at most. Got to the FA Cup final too, but lost to Man City, who I then beat to 4th, so that was good, £19mil odd quid for 4th got the receivers out.

I'll maybe do another season, but I'll probably go back to FM soon.

Shindig
24-02-2010, 07:32 PM
Paper teams, Fuce. Pompey's side is almost apetising and, unlike real life, you can set them up to be superhuman.

Il Fuce
24-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Danny Webber was a machine, before injury he scored 15 odd goals in 11 starts. Piquionne took over and scored about 14 in 13 starts before the return of the Webb to add a further 4 goals in 2 games.

Kanu was great too, 15 assists, but he's decided to head off to Man Utd on a free.

Loanees were great actually. Yebda was great, but we cant even afford the £400k to bring him in. Vanden Borre was amazing actually, at right wingback or right winger, was in premiership team of the season, and promptly sold by Genoa to Chelsea for £5mil. Quincy was good enough, bought by Boro in February though, nothing I could do there.

I sold most people I did. Ricardo Rocha to Spurs, and Kevin-Prince Boateng to Spurs too (with Kaboul already being there its all swings and roundabouts between us). Bouba Diop, Utaka, Finnan, Tommy Smith and Ben Haim all gone too. Signed Gary Neville on a free after United released him, he did his part. My only other signing was a free Aghahowa who filled in in the last 2 months after Quincy left.

Also lost Ashdown to Boro as he started showing some form (couldnt refuse any transfers). And Dindane went down half way through the year with cruciate damage.

And in all of the this, we couldn't sell the Nug. Useless cunt, £20k a week. Got rid of him there in the summer for free, he's worth £2mil though. Michael Brown is another high earner who I can't get rid off. Useful player, but he's on £17k or more.

But in the end I've basically given up on the whole reduce wages thing, its impossible to build a decent squad then. So I'll be making some free signings, with whatever wages they fucking want.

Last year we didnt make money even though I only had 15-16 players earning, so fuck it.

One_Keaneo
24-02-2010, 08:58 PM
I've found that the newer data updates are easier to get success with compared to the original data.

Il Fuce
26-02-2010, 06:12 PM
I must admit I have enjoyed it a little. Played on into the next season a wee bit, got offered the Valencia job, £20million to spend but I stuck with Portsmouth and my band of odd-job journeymen footballers. Spent some money bringing in lower league players with good stats, all for less than £400k as thats all I had to spend. And signed Ruud van Nistelrooy on a free as my attacker as Danny Webber just wasnt cutting it in the CL.

And I got Sevilla, Dinamo Kiev and Stuttgart maybe in the CL, stuffed Sevilla 3-1 at home opening game and lost 3-0 to Dinamo in Kiev 2nd game.

Fun enough actually, I did love this game so.

I may have to return to the original database soon though.

Trent
28-02-2010, 08:39 PM
Did I mention that I love this game? :D

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/6541/40gienna.png (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/40gienna.png/)

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/2279/27693458.png (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/27693458.png/)

:jayjay:

IJ
13-03-2010, 02:46 PM
I'm playing again! :eek:
I can't run FM on the laptop I have out here so there was only really ever going to be on other option. I'm managing Southampton in League One with the update (probably the same one Fuce was using) - flying so far. Over turned the point deduction pretty easily and current form would put us in the top four, although I think in reality we're a couple of points off the play-offs and just under the halfway mark.

I managed to sign Guti from Real Madrid though.. :drool:

Smiff
20-04-2010, 12:58 PM
I figured I'd post me CV....:D

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:checkit:

dbs27
20-04-2010, 01:42 PM
Jesus Smiffy, how long has that save taken you? Never tempted to move on to the newer versions? Just curious as I recently switched to FM10 after giving up 09 and preferring that, but after reading that I'm tempted to go 0102 again for the speed value

Smiff
20-04-2010, 01:44 PM
I've bought FM10 and had every intention of playing it but CM's my baby. I just can't give her up.

Too much fun.

thegreatscotsman
20-04-2010, 01:51 PM
I've bought FM10 and had every intention of playing it but CM's my baby. I just can't give her up.

Too much fun.

That's the attitude we like to see :hail:

How big is the save file ?

Smiff
20-04-2010, 01:54 PM
Nearly 120MB. It's been one of the best saves I've had in years and so long as it holds out, I see no reason in stopping.

Lack of goals is a pain but at least it's spread across the board.

Il Fuce
21-04-2010, 07:10 PM
That's awesome Smiffy. If this scene has been dying, at least you're doing the work of 6 men to keep CM0102 alive somewhere.

I'll be getting back in CM0102 over the summer I feel, ODB, this update cack just isnt working for me.

Alex Ferguson
21-04-2010, 08:15 PM
I figured I'd post me CV....:D

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Champions Trophy runners-up

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Conference Winners
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Premier League Winners
FA Cup runners-up
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Premier Laegue Winners
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:checkit:

I'm slowly catching up to this, currently on something like 2038/9ish. Keep swapping between Leeds and Chelsea and winning pretty much everything, although my Chelsea team is slacking at the moment. Good going though, hope it holds out.

Mo
01-05-2010, 02:12 AM
Christ alive, Smiffy. Amazed the save has kept going that long.

I'm currently on one of my longest saves (short attention span) - after taking Farnborough to the first division via consecutive promotions, I left to take charge of division two Southampton when Danny Wilson resigned. They had seven first team players, the rest were awful youth players. I released most of them and for the first few matches fielding a full team was tricky, but the rebuilding process continues. We're currently top, mostly thanks to the assists and goals of Valery Karpin! Goalkeeper continues to be a problem, with my three stoppers (Petar Milosevski, Simon Sheppard and Jason Nixon (regen)) suffering from loss of form, injury and suspension on a seemingly weekly rotation.

Gk - Jason Nixon/Simon Sheppard/Petar Milosevski
DR - Robbie Stockdale/Gavin McGowan
DL - Vittorio Tosto
DC - David Partridge
DC - Claus Lundekvam
MR - Ben Muirhead
MC - John Edwards (Andy Legg regen)/Shaun Derry/Kevin Gibbens
MC - Valery Karpin/Noel Whelan/Jorge Britez
ML - Mark Kennedy/Scott McDonald
FC - Kevin Davies
FC - Javier Alonso Bonilla (regen, no idea who of, but he's fucking dynamite)/Brett Ormerod

Noel Whelan is enjoying something of a renaissance with us, despite being in and out of the team (Karpin is first choice but can only play every other game due to his age and decreasing stamina).

Trent
01-05-2010, 07:00 AM
The achievement with Aveley is probably most impressive, I've always liked when a Conference side is taken to an incredible hights :drool:

Right now I'm playing as Newport on the original DB and I've edited my stadium to 175 000 seater, so eventually for the 2nd season I'd have enough cash to turn them into a force on the European scene.

One of the strikers in the team that goes by the name of Robyn Onions is an absolute beast, very similar to To Madeira! 12 goals in 8 games and the lad's only 18 years old.

Martins doesn't do any badly with 7 in 10 apps, though we have a winner in the "Most Worthless" section - Leo Fortune-West gets all the right ratings and performances, but he hasn't scored in more than 10 games and still looking for his first ever goal for the club :nono:

I might leave this side in a few seasons time for another challenge [which most likely won't include cheating] but for now I'll try to see how far I can get Newport ahead. I remember on an old save I increased their EU ratings so much that we had 2 teams in the Champions League qualifiers or something.

Jimmy Ike
01-06-2010, 10:55 AM
Back in the CM saddle after a long while away; Spring exams are finally over for me so now I've the time to get back into it and kick off again over the Bank Holiday weekend just gone. I recalled a previous Welsh save I'd had which I lost when my laptop went apeshit and thought it might be nice to give that a go again, see if I can make a Welsh Prem team into a European footballing force. Opened up a new save on original DB with Wales (ENG, ITA, SCO, SPA and SWE in background) and specifically looked for a mediocre (even by Welsh Prem standards) side without a manager to take over and turn into world-beaters. Barry Town, Oswestry Town and Port Talbot Town were all managerless; Barry as reigning champions seemed to be successful already, Oswestry play in England - so I chose Port Talbot.

Currently at the end of the first season in the game; a fairly mediocre showing in the first two-thirds of the season followed by a dramatic improvement in form over the final ten or twelve games pushed the Steelmen into a sixth-place league finish. More to come - will write a bit of a review of the season when I've the laptop on tonight......

Mr_Brightside
01-06-2010, 06:48 PM
This is my record with the mighty Barcelona.

FIFA World Club Championship
Third Place: 2003

Champions League
Winners: 2009
Runners-Up: 2008

La Liga
Winners: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Runners-Up: 2003, 2005

Spanish Cup
Winners: 2005, 2006
Runners-Up: 2003, 2004

Spanish Super Cup
Winners: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
Runners-Up: 2003, 2005

That is the most success I've had with one club on all CM/FM games. Here is my current first choice 11:

GK Gianluigi Buffon
RB Luciano Zauri
LB Ashley Cole
CB Rio Ferdinand
CB Alessandro Nesta (c)
RM Julius Aghahowa
LM Joe Cole
CM Francesco Totti
CM Mark Van Bommel
ST Patrick Kluivert
ST Thierry Henry

Jimmy Ike
01-06-2010, 09:35 PM
More to come - will write a bit of a review of the season when I've the laptop on tonight......

Which I did.

And then lost it when the forum went apeshit and kicked me back to the sign-in screen.

Bastards.

Anyway - picking up the reins at Victoria Road, I knew the squad was toss, the board knew the squad was toss (as they embarrassedly muttered their hope that I might improve the squad over the course of the season), there was no money (£450k in the red, the board had to shell out £380k in "cash injections" over the course of the season to keep the club afloat) and the backroom staff consisted of a dodgy coach and a "scout" who probably got the gig purely because he was the only one in PTTFC's price range.

Of the 28-man squad, I only fancied two - Ian Vaughan, a strong, 21-year-old right-sided centre-half, and Anthony Wright, a promising 21-year-old skilful full-back. The rest seemed either only useful in the short-term, or too young and inexperienced yet to make much difference - or just utter toss.

Managed to get shot of eleven of them over the season, bringing in £90k in transfer fees and - just as importantly - freeing up over £1600 a week in wages, and got the wages of a further six off the payroll short-term by loaning them out and having their loan-clubs take over their pay for the season.

Building for the season, then - I wanted to see if I could guide Port Talbot to a top-six finish and possibly reduce the overdraft a little - I started in the backroom. Wasn't - and still not, even now at the end of a reasonably successful season - able to pick up any more scouts, but managed to hire Irish international Packie Bonner as assistant manager; also was able to bring in a number of experienced pros - Barry Horne, Neil Pointon, Paul Rowlands and Dutch European Championship-winner Berry van Aerle - for a bit of experience and to share coaching duties, midfielder Horne and full-back Pointon also making a good account of themselves on the pitch too.

Other players who did the business from free signings included: Swiss international striker Marco Grassi, who led the line well, scored plenty of goals and was justly voted Fans' Player of the Season; centre-half Lee Sinnott, slotting into the centre of defence and forming a good partnership alongside Ian Vaughan; veteran Scot Vinnie Moore, who enjoyed an indian summer in his final season in the game playing behind the front two, scoring a few and setting up a few more, and young forward Steve Clark, who signed for the Steelmen on his 19th birthday and played a big part in our late-season surge in form.

Thing is, the form on the pitch was patchy largely due to the threadbare squad - the best XI were consistently good enough to challenge and beat any other side in the Welsh Prem, but it wasn't always the best team which turned out on the day. Many of the signings were aging pros signed on frees and looking for one final payday, and their reduced stamina and slower recovery rates meant that on occasion some of the useless, transfer-listed reserves had to be rotated into the line-up.

You win nothing that way.....

Mind, we hit a good run of form to the end of the season; despite lurching up and down in the league over the first twenty-odd games, it all came together in the final ten or so. The players signed, as well as a couple I'd thought weren't good enough who later came good (particularly Richard Ryan, a livewire young centre-forward from the youth team, and Kevin Bartley, who made the right-wing berth his own from a shaky start), gelled nicely and finished strongly, in the final game of the season winning to pip defending league champions Barry Town and finish 6th in the league. £130k prize money, thanks very much.

With this prize money and the money in from the sale of promising (but not that promising) young 'keeper Craig Weir to Scottish club Clyde after the final match, Port Talbot Town are now looking to enter the 2002/03 season in the black; summer signings Scott McGleish, Courtney Naylor and Kevin Gibbens should, I hope, be enough to give the club a real edge in the league.

Aim for the coming season is to mount a real challenge for the league title; a couple of inspired signings - and of course, that bit of luck that every championship-winning side needs - and the Steelmen should be there or thereabouts.

Freddie
26-08-2010, 09:26 PM
Just started a new game with Blackburn on the original database. :drool:

Spav
27-08-2010, 08:01 AM
Just started a new game with Blackburn on the original database. :drool:
Original database is by far the best. Good luck. :thbup:

Freddie
28-08-2010, 10:11 PM
Well that one didn't last long, I'm using an up-to-date database with Porto. Just going to keep the updates fairly simple.

Futebol Clube do Porto

http://www.iconarchive.com/icons/giannis-zographos/portugese-football-club/128/FC-Porto-icon.png

Season Review 10/11

Competitions:
League: 1st. 90 points. (Sporting 87, Benfica 83).
Cup: Winners. 5-0 v Braga.
Champions League: Semi Finals, losing to Roma.

Transfers in:
Jorge Andrade (free)
Felipe (1.8mill)
Adam Johnson (2.2mill)
Anthony Vanden Borre (1.6mill)
Esteban Granero (2.7mill)
Owen Hargreaves (2.5mill)
Darron Gibson (1.7mill)
Romelu Lukaku (8mill)
Fernando Gago (3mill)

Transfers Out:
Raul Merieles to Barcelona (7mill)
Countless others totalling 21.5mill including Merieles.

Players of the Season

3) Joao Moutinho - Great season from my playmaker, enforcer and leader.

Played: 49(1)
Goals: 6
Assists: 21
Motm: 4
Avg Rating: 7.82

2) Romelu Lukaku - Big money for such a youngster and the board and fans alike were not impressed with such a large figure on a relative unknown in European football. Has already grown immensely in stature and performed like a god since his transfer in January.

Played: 18
Goals: 20
Assists: 4
Motm: 6
Avg Rating: 8.44

1) Walter - A relative unknown within the team, someone I had benchmarked to be sold, but continued to surprise me time again, and again, and again. Was struck by injury during the season and if he hadn't, probably would have had the best season of any player across Europe. Truly exceptional

Played: 25 (6)
Goals: 37
Assists: 3
Motm: 6
Avg Rating: 8.06

Smiff
14-09-2010, 05:36 PM
Acquaviva FC

Season Summary

Too easy. We started the campaign off with no staff at the club but that was fixed after a few weeks and it showed in our performances as we really started to hit form and due to the rest of the league not even being a Sunday League standard, it was no suprise to see us hit teams 4, 5, 6-0 on a semi-regular basis.

After 36 league games in our ten team division we found ourselves 26 points clear of second place Cosmos, promoted to the 'League Championship' where we'll most likely battle against San Marino for the league title.

I say that because we only lost once in the San Marinese Girone 'B' but twice we lost to eventual 'League Championship' Champions San Marino...:D....in the Regional Trophy and although we forced them to a replay in the San Marinese Cup semi's, we couldn't find enough to top them. This season, at least.

Top Goalscorers

Cheikh Sarr - 35 in 40 - 29 year old Senegalese striker with eight caps to his name although as you'd expect, none have come whilst at Acquaviva.

Fernando Pandolfi - 20 in 35 - 32 year old Argentinian with a single cap. Performed better than I was expecting in midfield and it'll be a shame to see him leave as I only gave a one year deal to the former Velez/Boca man.

Koffi Kalukembi - 17 in 44 - Find of the season as far as I'm concerned and the 26 year old Congolese AMC will probably fetch £100k+ in the market which means his Acquaviva days are numbered.

Next Season

Win the title. It'll be easy enough if we can take over San Marino because I'm expecting the top division to be just as bad as the one we just blitzed. San Marino finished 32 points clear of 2nd place Domagnano so I think I'll be proven right.

Then, it's Europe which is what this challenge is about. Champions League glory. Acquaviva ftw!

Smiff
14-09-2010, 10:42 PM
Acquaviva FC

Season Summary

As expected we battered the league and even recorded two fine wins against our closest challenges (San Marino) 4-2 and 2-1 but they did get some form of revenge by beating us in the Regional Trophy semi-final. As it was, we returned the favour by beating them 2-0 in the semi's of the San Marinese Cup which we went on to win beating Cosmos 4-2 in the final.

By the end of the season we'd finished thirteen points clear of San Marino having lost just one game in the league all season which means we've lost two league games in seventy-two matches.

Big wins included 6-1 away win to Pennarossa, 6-0 at home to Cosmos and the highest scoring game came in a 3-5 win away to La Fiorita.

Top Goalscorers

Cheikh Sarr - 39 in 40 - An improvement on last seasons total meaning he's notched 74 in 80 games for us. We'll keep him for next season as he's a good option.

Stelly Gibon - 36 in 40 - Joined on a free after taking a year out of football following his release from French club Etoile Sportive Frejussienne. Despite his goals, he's 32 and can be improved on. Most likely to be sold to boost the funds in the summer.

Anderson dos Santos - 11 in 32 - The Brazilian was going to have a hard time replacing fan favourite Koffi Kalukembi who moved to Den Bosch for £200k. Not a bad return considering it was his first season but again, he can be improved on as soon as we get some funds. Might have to leave in the summer as a result.

Next Season

We should be in Europe having won the league and cup which is a bonus but it'll mostly be a summer of comings and goings as we look to fast track a team capable of making its mark in Europe and allowing domestic dealings to be a forgone conclusion. We snapped up alot of players in the summer this year with the emphasis on youth for the reserves too, a couple of them will be good enough to step into the first team and dismantle the league without many problems.

All in all, it's going as expected.

Smiff
15-09-2010, 07:43 PM
Acquaviva FC - Season 2008/9

Season Summary

Our performances last season meant we'd start this campaign with a shot at Uefa Cup football. San Marino's Coefficient rating of 1.50 meant the there was only one European spot up for grabs. 50th out of 52 nations but thankfully we weren't Malta who were bottom and had no European football.

We started the season with our first crack at the Federal Trophy and watched by 1307, we did achieved a 3-0 win over Cosmos, a team who've followed us from the lower depths of San Marino. The match essentially acted as a warm-up game before our Uefa Cup qualifier but sadly, we were drawn against Sturm Graz who'd competed in the Champions League group stages just one season earlier and although we grabbed an away goal in the first leg losing 2-1, we were deservedly beaten at the Acquaviva Stadium 3-1 and our European challenge ended before it even began which could spell bad news later on down the line as we're already lagging behind the likes of Kazakhstan and Armenia for the Champons League spot.

For a third successive season we won the league we participated in and rather oddly, we'd won it with the exact amount of points we'd won our previous two titles. In all three seasons at Acquaviva, we'd won 33, drawn 2 and lost just one each season. Odd stuff.

The only thing which made the season better than last year was we managed to claim both the Regional Trophy and the San Marinese Cup to complete a clean sweep on the domestic front.

Biggest wins of the season saw us beat Domagano 6-1 away, Fiorentino 6-0 at home and an impressive 6-2 win away to La Fiorita who I'm rapidly starting to dislike.

Top Goalscorers

Christian Tambwe - 49 in 46 - What a beauty. He's only 20 and his stats easily make him the best player in the division. He's signed until 2011 and has a £2.5m release clause which I really need to try get rid of.

Cheikh Sarr - 32 in 46 - Continuing his good work at the club, our all time scorer had another successful season and assisted in 19 goals along the way. He's getting older though so probably only has another year or two left before he's passed it.

Giorgio Gasparetti - 11 in 12(1) - 19 year old Italian striker. Whilst his goals per games ratio looks impressive, he notched two hatricks in the cups. Decent enough for his age though.

Next Season

Same old. We need to strengthen in time for the Uefa Cup qualifiers though otherwise we could really land ourselves in it for future seasons and winning in Europe is the only way we're going to get that elusive Champions League spot. With a bit of luck we can improve on our league record and go the season unbeaten, it's going to happen sooner rather than later.

soborski
12-10-2010, 10:59 AM
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Smiff
16-10-2010, 02:11 PM
On it's own it doesn't look like much of a shock but this defeat did infact send shockwaves throughout England and THE WORLD!.

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You might be thinking why. The answer to that is simple.


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What that means is after 69 Fa Cup matches without defeat, our run finally came to an end.

More about the club:

In our first season in the Premier League we defied all expectations and finished 2nd behind Liverpool. Since then we've won the last ten titles one after the other.

But that's not all.

We've won the League Cup 10 times in a row to become the record holders, as well as reaching the semi's this season where we'll most likely extend that.

We've won the Charity Shield ten times in the last eleven seasons but our success is not just limited to the domestic scene.

Super Cup....we've won it 9 times in a row. Champions League...? Yep. 9 times in a row. Intercontinental Cup?....9 times in a row. And the World Championships? We've won it on each occasion we've been eligable meaning we're record holders with that too having won it four times.

The aim? World domination. If we win the Champions League this season we'll beat Real Madrids total of 9. Which will leave just the Fa Cup and the Premier League to claim. United have won 13 Fa Cups whilst Liverpools early league form saw them extend their 18 championships to 21 but one day....we'll take over that. We've lost just ten league games in our last ten seasons and have gone unbeaten in the league six times in total. Sadly those days seem to have passed as after 190 league games we finally lost. Now we've lost at least one game in each of our last three.

My management record?

Leagues Won - 13
Cups Won - 63
Awards - 90
Games Played - 1044
Games Won - 883
Games Drawn - 87
Games Lost - 74
Goals Scored - 3054
Goals Against - 716
Players In - 142 (£156m)
Players Out - 82 (£535m)

I'll be doing a History type story once I've finally conquered the league and Fa Cup record as I imagine we'll claim the Champions League record this season.

Too easy but very very enjoyable.

legenary1
19-10-2010, 04:46 PM
Smiffy, Acquaviva are in the San Marino league aren't they... How do you play in that league? Patch, Database etc?

thegreatscotsman
01-11-2010, 12:57 PM
Not sure when I even last played this, which is a disgrace :nono:

Alex Ferguson
17-11-2010, 02:17 AM
I'll be installing XP onto my Macbook tomorrow so I'll try starting a new game or continuing an old one. It's been far too long!

duffers
21-02-2011, 04:14 PM
I started a new game with the most recent update, patched with the harder tactics. Planned on a journeyman game starting with Premier Division Polish side Polonia Bytom but at the close of the season, we're bottom with 3 games to save ourselves. Probably will have to restart.

duffers
21-02-2011, 04:38 PM
With a draw and a win in the bag, just one more at home was needed. It was at 2-1 with 6 minutes to go, when the other side equalised and cost us the relegation. Bollocks.

jamtf
22-02-2011, 08:03 AM
Just finished the 2004-2005 with AEK Athens. We did great to be honest and I am quite proud of what I achieved.

Our honors so far:

2001/2002
Greek Super Cup winners
Greek League winners
Greek Cup winners

2002/2003
Greek Super Cup winners
Greek League winners
Greek Cup winners

2003/2004
Greek Super Cup winners
Greek League runners up (2nd place behind rivals Olympiakos)
Greek Cup winners

2004/2005
Champions League Winners
Greek Super Cup winners
Greek League winners
Greek Cup winners

Last season, we won it all including the CL final against AS Roma (1-2 after extra time, 31 year old Demis Nikolaidis scoring the winner from a Kaluzny assist).

My first team (with former clubs between brackets):

1. Ilias Atmatzidis
32. Mihalis Kapsis
3. Kostas Louboutis (Aris Saloniki)
4. Giorgios Xenidis (Iraklis)
5. Traianos Dellas (Paniliakos)
6. Theodoris Zagorakis
7. Christos Maladenis
8. Alonso Solis (free agent after being released by OFI)
9. Maxim Tsigalko (Dinamo Minsk)
11. Demis Nikolaidis
28. Tobias Linderoth (Stabæk)

subs:
D/DMLRC Andrei Milevskiy (Shakthar Soligorsk)/Michael Clegg (Man Utd)/Anatoli Timoschuk (Shakthar Donetsk)/Borja (free)/Espin (free)

GK Dionisis Chiotis/Sotiris Liberopoulos/Mihalis Mouselimis (Panelefsiniakos)/Ljubo Kovacevic (Red Star Belgrade)

DC Nikos Kostenoglou/Daniel Majstorovic (Malmö FF)/Mikael Dorsin (Djurgarden)/Ibrahim Said (Al-Ahly)/Thanasis Gazis (?)/Helder Rosario (free)

ML Fernando Navas

DMRC/AMRC Radoslaw Kaluzny (Energie Cottbus)/Vasilis Zikos/Ieroklis Stoltidis (Iraklis)/Charalabos Mouratidis (Kavala)/Caldes Samson (OFI)/Tassos Venetis (Dundee United)/Nikos Dokos (Nafpaktos)

AC/SC Sotiris Konstantinidis/Ilija Ivic (Aris)/Manolis Drosos (Kavala)/Yorgos Vakuftsis (Fiorentina)/Abgar Barsom (Djurgarden)/Wael Reyad (Al-Ahly)/Kostas Kododimos (free)/Joao Paiva (free)/Soares (OFI)

Star of the team is Ilias Atmatzidis, our 36-year old GK :hail:. I decided to stick with him since he kept performing and he did not loose form. Admittedly, Dionisis Chiotis has better stats (he is nearly 28 years old and he looks to be my future GK) but still is a back-up. Atmatzidis is still being selected for Greece and is now the most capped active Greek player in the game with 73 caps. Eleftheropoulos (now at Celtic) has played 2 matches for Greece in the 2001/2002 season but after conceding 5 in 2 games, he soon lost his spot to Atmatzidis. Kostas Chalkias is the 3rd choice GK for Greece but he has yet to play his first game for his country (he is now playing at Olympiakos where he replaced Eleftheropoulos who left the team for Scottish giants Celtic).

Olympiakos is the 2nd best team. They won the league last year but did not bring in any other silverware, however Olympiakos lost the 2003/2004 UEFA Cup final against Zaragoza. Zaragoza beat us in the semi finals that year (0-1 away, 0-0 at home :nono: :moop:). Panathinaikos (PAO) is obviously the 3rd best team. They became second in the league this year behind us but they have yet to win their first prize. PAOK is doing OK, floating between 3rd and 5th place. Surprise of the season this year was an unknown side named Anatoliko. They became 3rd this year, closely behind PAO. Anatoliko used to be a non-league side and they were entered in the 2nd Division in the 2nd season. They kept moving forward ever since.

Trivial: just like in real life, Greece won the European Championship in 2004 (I am not the manager of the national team so it was quite odd to see it happen :rolleyes:). They beat Germany in the final (2-1). Now, the Greek national team is preparing for the championship of nations.

duffers
22-02-2011, 06:48 PM
Despite the relegation, I've carried on with the cavaet that I either get promoted or get a job in the top division. I don't think there'll be much progress otherwise! After a slow start, have managed to get ourselves in contention for promotion. Question is will it automatic or by playoffs. 4 games to go and a 2 point gap with 2nd placed Pogon to bridge. This is largely thanks to a 80k winger who has scored 11 and assisted 8 in 24 games.

DannyCAFC
05-03-2011, 03:23 PM
This game is simply impossible for me to play at the moment. Started as Lazio and can't score or win, don't remember it being this hard.

My starting XI is usually:

---------Lopez---Crespo/Tsigalko

Fiore----------------------------Poborsky

---------Mendieta--Guardiola/Giannichedda

--------------Simeone

------------West-----Stam

----------------Nesta

----------------Peruzzi

I'm playing with West and Stam man-marking and Nesta sweeping up behind, Mendieta is a sort of deep lying playmaker role, Guardiola as a ball-carrier, Simeone as a destroyer, Crespo/Tsigalko as my poacher and Lopez in a more creative deep-lying forward role, with Poborsky as a winger and Fiore as an inside forward.

Or that's at least how I'm trying to play, but with the tactics so limited it's hard to replicate them as such. I seriously doubt for example that the likes of Fiore, Lopez and Guardiola are playing in the manner that I want them to play, but I simply can't tell.

Can't get a result at all, drew 0-0 with Shaktar away which was okay and then lost 2-0 at home as I was dumped out of the Champions League. Lost to the likes of Rosenborg and Staebak in friendlies, drew/lost to the likes of Perugia and Piacenza at the start of the season. :sorry:

Mo
14-03-2011, 06:21 PM
I am currently in my longest ever CM 01/02 game, having reached the 2010 World Cup (in Argentina!).

Started life off at Southend, and after taking them to the Premiership in consecutive seasons I bailed at the start of our Prem campaign. Had been applying for other jobs all over the place with no success, so rather then get sacked I resigned. Eventually took the Chesterfield job (back to Division 3) and took them to Division 1 before I left there too.

Had a little while out and took the first job going my way - Arbroath in the Scottish 2nd Div (Oct 2006). Took them to the First Division and got the Barnsley job (Back to Div 3 again!) with one match left to play. That match saw us make the play-offs and win them! Two promotions in one season was pleasing. Took Barnsley back to Div 1 (with help from Darren Bent (who I initially signed on a rolling contract in Div 3, quickly signed him up on a longer-term deal when he scored 45 in 47 matches).

Then in the play off spots in Div 1 I applied for and amazingly got the Chelsea job (in November 2008). They were languishing in 17th in the Premiership with an awful squad. With a few additions I managed to end the season in 6th (winning League and FA cups), more additions over the summer and I just finished 3rd and won the UEFA cup!

Aiming for the League next season, and the knock out stages of the Champions League.

Smiff
11-05-2011, 10:53 PM
Currently enjoying a really entertaining career save.

I lasted one season at Blackburn Rovers before leaving after we secured promotion to the Second Division, board room rows and all that before taking over Worcester City in the Third Division and claiming the title.

Two successive promotions in two seasons somehow entitled me to the Birmingham City job, they'd finished 11th the previous season after qualifying for the Champions League for their one and only time a season earlier.

£20m spent in the first season saw the League Cup and the Premier League come to St. Andrews and since then:

2024

League Cup winners
Premier League winners
Charity Shield runners up

2025

League Cup winners
Premier League winners
Charity Shield winners

2026

League Cup winners
Premier League winners
FA Cup winners
Champions League winners
Charity Shield winners
Intercontinental Cup winners
Super Cup runners up

2027

League Cup winners
Premier League winners
FA Cup winners
Champions League runners up
Charity Shield winners

As of right now we're in February 2027/28 season and we've on course for another clean sweep in what will be my last season at the club. With Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Scotland and Spain all loaded, the choices are endless.

No aim. Just passing time.

At present my managerial stats sit at:

Leagues won - 5
Cups won - 12
Awards won - 40
Games Pld - 396
Games Won - 308
Games Drawn - 57
games Lost - 31
Goals For - 901
Goals Against - 243
Players In - 61 (£47.5m)
Players Out - 28 (£68m)

Anyone care to set some challenges along the way?

Smiff
12-05-2011, 07:08 PM
Birmingham City - 2027/28

Final season at the club saw us sweep up across the board winning the League Cup, Fa Cup, Premier League and the Champions League as well as the curtain raiser otherwise known as the Charity Shield.

After five years and nineteen trophies later I upped sticks and moved to a lower league side by the name of Club Andorra but due to my inability to understand Portuguese, it turned out I successfully applied for a job when the club wouldn't be active the following season due to being relegated.

So in the space of a few days I took off to Italy to take control of newly promoted Cologna Veneta.

In just over two years at the club we've won both the Serie C2 and Serie C1 championships whilst adding the Serie C Cup and the C1 Super Cup to our trophy cabinet.

It is my intention to stay at Cologna for ten years by which time I want to have landed another clean sweep.

Wim133
13-05-2011, 11:08 AM
After a few years not playing CM01-02 I started again. I took control of Belgian Third Division club Union SG, called the 'Anderlecht before the war', as before the second World war they won 11 titles, which was a record. After the war they however went down to the Third Division. I want to bring back the glorious times to this team.

But although the Belgian competition isn't very challenging, the teams aren't also. However the board expects me to achieve promotion, the player material you start with is... I don't know the word, but the team is lacking good central defenders and also lacks right-side players. And as normally free players as Camerman (DC) en Barka (AMR/C), who are always an improvement for a lower division team, always sign for me they both went to other (third division) teams.

So I had to improve my team with players such as Jimmy Smet, Giovanni Seynhaeve and Tom van Acker (a random created player from CM I believe) and I also picked up young talent Bart Jacobs (-2 potential). But with transfer funds of only 350.000 EURO I don't get far.

But the facts are as they are: my defence is far too weak (I conceed a lot of goals), luckilly I have some decent strikers with Ben Kirane and Russo. My intention is to play with a 4-1-3-2 to have some stability in the defence.

My goal for this season: get as high as I can, but I think my defence will bring me in trouble more than once...

Smiff
13-05-2011, 01:11 PM
Cologna Veneta - Season 2030/2031

Season Summary

I'd struggle to pick out a point in the season that cost us the Serie B league title because quite simply, we were beaten by the better team to the title in Triestina.

Over the course of the season we put together some fantastic performances with the 5-1 win over Ravenna being amonst the best and a 5-4 loss to Atalanta standing out as rather pleasing despite the defeat.

As it was though, we trailed Triestina by three points and we simply ran out of games. Promotion was secured to the top flight though which is what we were after from game one.

Transfers In

With finances at a bare minimum we had to rely on free transfers again but our improved status helped up the quality a little. No fewer than ten players arrived throughout the season with the best of the pick being Arjan Hoxha and talented goalkeeper Guido Moroni.

As we approached January 2031 it became clear we were about to lose arguably our best player as we were unable to refuse Napoli's bid Mamadou Hutteau, who during his first season at the club notched 27 times in 39 goals before scoring 11 in 18 the following season thus earning himself an early move to Serie A. He's 33 now though so time is against him.

Random

Just after the season ended we were dealth a cruel blow by the locals when our application to extend the CVa stadium was denied leaving us with just 2500 in the top flight. (Although this shall be changed in the editor at a later date)

This Season

At present just one name has joined our assault on the top flight and a very fine name too in Alfonso Spada, a 25 year old highly rated goalkeeper recently released from Inter Milan.

Our first team has just sixteen players to it and four of them are the wrong side of 30. In short, we truely need to splash the cash but we've got none. So as it is, this season is primed to be a struggle as we offload players and bring in better to help us qualify for the Champions League next year.

Good times at the moment.

Wim133
14-05-2011, 11:25 AM
Damn, it seems like nothing works out: currently I'm 5 games far in the competition and although I'm not playing bad at all my defence is really leaking: 13 goals conceeded in 5 matches and only 2 victories... Nothing bad to say about my strikers though: they scored 15 goals which makes me by far the best scoring team in my division.

The main problem is that is 3 of those 5 matches I was already 1-0 behind when the match wasn't 5 minutes busy yet (you know, goals in minute 2 or 3). And now my board also starts to worry about the recent run of defeats...

So, my conclusion by now: the 4-1-3-2-tactic is not working at all, anybody any suggestions of a better tactic I can use? Because scoring goals isn't the problem, the problem I have is conceeding goals.

Smiff
14-05-2011, 08:42 PM
The save crashed after I tried editing the save because the council kept blocking the stadium increase. :(

I'd just finished 2nd in Serie A too, just a point behind Napoli.

The other save has me as champions of Serie C1 and I was arsed going through Serie B again so I deleted it.

Newest save is going to revert to an old challenge, 50 league titles and 100 cups but to freshen it up a little I've loaded every country except Australia.

Might need to save it more often this time.

Smiff
14-05-2011, 11:15 PM
And off we go with a fine start.

Agrotikos Asteras - Season 2010/2011

Summary

Promotion was the order of the day and we succeeded in doing that relatively quickly. With almost everyone placed on the transfer list on day one, it was important we brought in quality which wasn't hard considering the amount of talent available on a free.

Roy Carroll was snapped up to secure our goal, Paulo Arango and Yasser Corona both bossing the midfield whilst Eduardo (not that one) and Roger Guerreiro scoring the goals that led us to top spot.

Pld 26 - W17 - D7 - L2 - F53 - A19 - Pts 58

It wasn't just the league where we excelled though as we marched straight into the Greek Cup final before beating AEK 2-1 on the day. It was a deserved triumph too as we owned the group stage winning three from three before knocking out top flight teams Ergotelis in the 3rd round and Xanthi in the Quarter Finals before beating PAS Giannina in the Semi Finals. PAS were our challengers in the National B Division for much of the season although I use the term challengers loosely as we finished nine points clear of them.

Next Season

With twelve members of the first team aged 30+ and on short term contracts, it's going to be another busy at the club as we look to win the National A Division at the first attempt and give the Uefa Cup (assuming we qualify through the domestic cup) a good go.

With £1.7m in the bank at present and more to come from a few sales, we'll have to rely on raiding the bargain basement again but that's OK because there's plenty of bargains at this level.

Did you know?

Eduardo scored twenty-two times in thirty-five appearances for the club. Prior to this he'd scored just five times in twenty-three with former club Atletico Mineiro.

Also...

This success was the first in Agrotikos's history. The club had claimed third place in the National B Division back in 1975 but that was it.

Challenge

League Wins - 1
Greek National B Division (2010/2011)

Cup Wins - 1
Greek Cup (2010/2011)

Snapman
20-05-2011, 06:47 PM
Fuck it. Loaded this up, let's start a new game.

Time to make Forest Green the footballing powerhouse of the world. :cool:

Smiff
21-05-2011, 12:51 AM
I'll join you, Snapman. I do have a head start too.

I whacked my home town in the Conference North with £50k to start off with and the potential to build the stadium to 500,000 to avoid the council blocking it.

Seven years later, we've just retained the Premier League and made amends in Europe beating Barcelona in the final. We lost it last season to Real Madrid.

I'm pretty certain I have David Beckham, Samuel Eto'o and Drogba's regens but I can't be too sure as I didn't use the GPF(?) program.

At the moment the squad is awesome and looks set to continue on from last seasons unbeaten league season for some time to come.

Jan de Jong in goal, very impressive and wouldn't suprise me if he was Van der Sar's regen. Centre back is a 20 year old Brazilian who's stats are a bit mental. Maybe Lucio? (http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3217/unlednj.png) 20 aggression, bravery, determination, marking and positioning mean he's a beast who'll make an awful lot of appearances for us.

One man already does is Lorenzo Tassi who signed from Brescia on a free in 2013/14, he's since gone on to make nearly 250 appearances for the club with over 120 goals but that pales in comparison to our start forward, albeit aging now, South Korean striker Lee San. Signed from Sheffield United for £1.5m he's score almost 300 goals in five seasons at the club.

Champions League
Winners 2018
Runners Up 2017

Uefa Cup
Winners 2016

Super Cup
Winners 2016

FA Cup
Winners 2014, 2016
Runners Up 2018

League Cup
Winners 2013, 2015
Runners Up 2014

Charity Shield
Winners 2017
Runners Up 2014, 2016

FA Trophy
Winners 2012

Premier League
Winners 2017, 2018
Third Place 2016

First Division
Winners 2015

Second Division
Winners 2014

Third Division
Winners 2013

Conference
Winners 2012

Northern Premier
Winners 2011

I'm going to knock United off that perch.

Smiff
21-05-2011, 05:13 AM
Season 2018/19

Added Charity Shield, Intercontinental Cup, Super Cup, League Cup, Premier League (unbeaten), FA Cup and Champions League.

Clean sweet baby! 48 games without defeat, it should be more.

Snapman
21-05-2011, 11:05 AM
I'm just playing this from Season 2001/02, with the .63 update.

Forest Green's team is pretty dire, even by Conference standards. The two goalkeepers are alright, but the rest is pretty shocking with no real standout players. No money to spend either.

There were two useless players on over £1,000 per week in wages who I quickly got rid of, to stop them from being a drain on the resources of the club. Got my scout to search for youth players and brought in a bunch of hungry youngsters who will play for a hot meal. Then brought in three new decent coaches to try and improve my young squad a bit. Also brought in another scout to see if we could unearth any cheap Scandinavian talent.

Had a bit of a shaky start to the first season - mainly because my squad isn't particularly good. Only lost 1 games but drew loads which put me a distance off the chasing pack for the promotion place. Results have started getting better as the season has progressed, but Chester and Farnborough are going really well and I don't know if I'll be able to overhaul them.

Smiff
21-05-2011, 01:59 PM
Why not start over with the latest Tapani patch and update? You can manage in the Conference North then.

Snapman
21-05-2011, 02:12 PM
...I needn't have worried.

Forest Green - Season 2001/02

Started the season by clearing some of the dead wood and high wage-earners and replacing them with kids and a couple of Scandinavians. Got off to a slow start but performances improved steadily with each passing week until we found ourselves in the hunt for promotion by Christmas. It was at this point when I realised that the club was operating at a healthy profit, thanks to our policy of barely paying our players a wage, giving me a warchest of £200k to play with. Three players were brought in to bolster the squad; striker Steve Soley mad the switch from Southport for £35k, and was joined with the midfielders John Doolan (Barnet, £50k) and Neil Glasser (Burton Albion, £1k), the latter being arguably the steal of the century.

From thereon we managed to see off challenges from Doncaster and Chester to seal the Conference title with three games to spare, allowing us to focus our attention on the FA Trophy, where we disptached Dagenham & Redbridge 4-2 in the final despite suspensions and injuries to key players.

In a rather disgusting decision by the Conference, Mark Wright of Chester City was awarded Manager of the Year, rather than myself. Disgraceful.

Player of the Season

A very tough call between three players. As mentioned earlier, midfielder Neil Glasser arrived in January and became an ever-present in the squad, taking over the capatin's armband and almost becoming the top assist provider despite only being with us for half a season. 37 year old veteran striker Neil Grayson was also in with a shout, rolling back the years to lead the line and net 32 goals in 47 appearances.

But the award goes to the young defensive midfielder Justin Cochrane. The 19 year old found himself without a club after being released by Queens Park Rangers, and was subsequently snapped up on a free transfer weeks before the start of the season. He showed a massive improvement as the season wore on, and was in a large part responsible for many of Forest Green's solid defensive displays throughout the season, causing his value to rocket and attract the interest of more illustrious clubs.

Next Season
With the club operating at a profit, I'll have a bit of money to spend to strengthen the squad for League Tw... Division Three. With a young and ever improving squad, ee should really be looking for a top 7 finish, maybe even an automatic spot. A cup run would be nice too, after our disappointing performance in the FA Cup this time around.

it begins...

Snapman
21-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Why not start over with the latest Tapani patch and update? You can manage in the Conference North then.

I dunno. I don't like having the Conference North without the Conference South. It bugs me for some reason.

Smiff
25-05-2011, 04:00 PM
We finally lost in the Premier League after going 118 games unbeaten but we're still claiming the title with relative ease and we seem to have Barcelona's number having beaten them in each of our three Champions League successes. Seven times in the last ten years Barcelona have reached the show piece and have managed to win it just once.

39 matches is the most we've won in a row but that was eight years ago now and we haven't looked like reaching that sort of form for a while now.

Lee San has finally retired having scored 248 league goals for the club whilst goalkeeper Jan de Jong has surpassed his appearance total making 524 for the club.

Nathan Campbell is the clubs record signing, he's an English midfielder with a cracking right foot and takes a beast of a freekick. I wonder who. :checkit: He was signed from Everton for £5.5m

Champions League
Winners 2018, 2019, 2020
Runners Up 2017

Uefa Cup
Winners 2016

World Club Championship
Winners 2019,

Super Cup
Winners 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020

Intercontinental Cup
Winners 2018, 2019, 2020

FA Cup
Winners 2014, 2016, 2019
Runners Up 2018, 2020,

League Cup
Winners 2013, 2015, 2019, 2020
Runners Up 2014

Charity Shield
Winners 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Runners Up 2014, 2016

FA Trophy
Winners 2012

Premier League
Winners 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020,
Third Place 2016

First Division
Winners 2015

Second Division
Winners 2014

Third Division
Winners 2013

Conference
Winners 2012

Northern Premier
Winners 2011

Snapman
27-05-2011, 01:16 PM
Well, there we are. Consecutive promotions and Forest Green. into the Premier League. Gone from Non-league shit kickers in a rustic 4500 capacity stadium with training facilities so bad they were condemned by health and safety, to a classy top flight outfit with a 15,000 all seater stadium with state of the art training facilities, a youth academy and missile defence unit.

Interestingly, the entire population of the sleepy village of Nailsworth, where the delightfully named Forest Green are based, would be able to squeeze into the stadium almost two times over.

Anyway, won promotions from Division 3 and Division 1 at a canter. It was getting out of Division 2 which caused me the biggest problem, as a late season collapse and injury crisis saw us blow a top point lead at the top of the division, and narrowly scrape 2nd place by a single point on the last day of the season.

Anyway, got £9million to reinforce the squad with. Need some decent attacking midfielders urgently - they've been quite hard come by over the past couple of seasons.

Smiff
28-05-2011, 10:39 AM
What does your squad look like now anyway, Snapman?

We've progressed two years since the last update whereby we've won the League Cup twice, the Fa Cup twice and the Charity Shield. Sadly, we lost the Champions League final to Barcelona in 2021 with the Catalan club making it fourth time lucky but we returned to the showpiece finale a year later by knocking them out of the semi-finals before dismantling Fulham to win the competition for the fourth time in five years.

Currrently in December 2022/2023 and we're four points clear in the Premier League with two games in hand over our nearest challengers Fulham and West Ham but it's seems to be a little tighter this season hence bringing in a few names. Most notably Alex Castillo, a creative centremid from Spain who's been labelled the new Xavi and Denis Dimitrijevic joined from Yugoslavian side FK Banat to help add numbers to the defence.

It's going to be the final season for a large number of the squad as eight members of the first eleven are 30+ now.



Champions League
Winners 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022
Runners Up 2017, 2021

Uefa Cup
Winners 2016

World Club Championship
Winners 2019,

Super Cup
Winners 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022

Intercontinental Cup
Winners 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022

FA Cup
Winners 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021
Runners Up 2018, 2020,

League Cup
Winners 2013, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021
Runners Up 2014

Charity Shield
Winners 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Runners Up 2014, 2016

FA Trophy
Winners 2012

Premier League
Winners 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Third Place 2016

First Division
Winners 2015

Second Division
Winners 2014

Third Division
Winners 2013

Conference
Winners 2012

Northern Premier
Winners 2011

Smiff
29-05-2011, 12:07 PM
Updated.

Champions League
Winners 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023, 2024
Runners Up 2017, 2021, 2025

Uefa Cup
Winners 2016,

World Club Championship (record holders)
Winners 2019, 2023, 2025

Super Cup (record holders)
Winners 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2024, 2025
Runners Up 2023

Intercontinental Cup
Winners 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025

FA Cup
Winners 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023, 2024
Runners Up 2018, 2020,

League Cup (record holders)
Winners 2013, 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025
Runners Up 2014

Charity Shield
Winners 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023, 2024, 2025
Runners Up 2014, 2016, 2022

FA Trophy
Winners 2012

Premier League
Winners 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025
Third Place 2016

First Division
Winners 2015

Second Division
Winners 2014

Third Division
Winners 2013

Conference
Winners 2012

Northern Premier
Winners 2011

International

Azerbaijan July 2017 - October 2017
Saudi Arabia November 2017 - October 2020
Ivory Coast November 2020 - May 2021
Bosnia July 2021 - June 2022
Armenia November 2023 - October 2025
U.A.E November 2025 - July 2026

Won sod all as an international manager as per.

I've been trying to bring down the age of the squad in the last two seasons and have got it down to an average of twenty-four which shall do for now.

Also, picked up a striker in 2022 by the name of Craig Bodin. I can't for the life of me figure out who's regen his is other than his stats are mental and it shows. In 267 games, the 20 year old has scored 365 times and in his four seasons has hit totals of 90, 107 (my best in a long time), 83 and 85.

He's got at least another 10-15 years left too so we might just see him overtake Lee San as the clubs record goalscorer if he continues the fine form he's showing.

Goalkeeper Jan de Jong is still going strong at 38, he's now made every single one of his 842 appearances for Buckley Town but I doubt he'll reach the magic 1000. We've got a few first teamers who have been at the club for a decade plus now but the aim is to gradually faze them out for the youth I have signed for the reserves. I went on a mad spending spree for anyone decent looking under 18.

Smiff
29-05-2011, 10:47 PM
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6924/yayj.png

With over 70 medals to his name, Jan de Jong just featured in his 1000th match at the grand old age of 41. He's been at the club now for eighteen seasons.

Smiff
01-06-2011, 01:25 PM
4 World Championships, 9 Intercontinental Cups, 11 Champions Leagues, 9 Super Cups, 10 FA Cups, 14 League Cups and 12 Charity Shields means we're almost close to becoming the most successful side in England.

Smiff
01-06-2011, 01:27 PM
Oh and Jan de Jong is at 1078 appearances and still hasn't told me he's retiring yet so maybe I can get another season out of him.

Trent
29-07-2011, 09:43 AM
Great going there, Smiffy! :thbgrin:

I'm currently using the Iodine tactic on my game, started out as my favorite Blackburn Rovers, won the FA Cup and finished 2nd in the league in my first season, then I thought I couldn't take them much further, so I went to Norwich, who were struggling in the 2nd devision. Took them to 4th place in the 02/03 season, then champions in the next, also winning the Vans Trophy.

Season 2004/2005 was the best, being champions in the first devision and also reaching League Cup Semi-Finals and FA Cup Quarterfinals. My team is pretty average and I think that I would probably go for a safe mid-table finish - what I'm trying to do here is basically sign all the players that I like and are not necessarily great.

Goalkeepers: Morgan De Sanctis, Daniel Neisbitt
Defenders: Mike Simpkins, Mike Duff, Justin Miller, Lee Roche, Keith Brown, Wayne Buchanan, Alje Schut
Midfielders: Chris Bart-Williams, Steve Thomson [personal favorite for the DM position], Edu, Darren Dunning, Jimmy Corbett, Jonas Lunden, Burton O'Brien, Lomana Lua-Lua, Massimo Marazzina, Christian Wilhelmsson, Robert Earnshaw
Forwards: Shane Tolley, Giovanni Pompei, Alex Revell, Matthew Blinkhorn

I would probably finish this season and go for a new challenge in another country - hopefully bringing in some of my stars along the way at some point!

Smiff
16-08-2011, 10:20 AM
It didn't last, Trent. The save file corrupted because I forgot I had applied a different patch to it. :(

As for your own save, I'd have stuck it out at Blackburn having finished 2nd and I'd never leave a club who's about to make their Champions League bow in favour of one in a lower division. Ofcourse it'd be a different story if I'd won the European Cup with that club before.

My latest save is just a basic international save. Leading Luxembourg to the European Championships before moving on to another country. I've added the patch that makes all nations managable so I'll have plenty of time.

Snapman
22-10-2011, 01:51 PM
You know what? Screw it. Going to get the latest update from that from that champman0102 site and go on some epic voage with a team.

Yeah. Let's do this. Urrgh.

SincereTheRebel
25-10-2011, 02:57 PM
Ive been playing this a little bit lately with a few patches from champman0102 website. Its a great game. A great game

CFC1888
28-10-2011, 01:15 AM
Was really struggling with man city in original DB.. Won div 1 comfortably but struggled in prem but won fa cup 1st season n won uefa cup 2nd season but 3rd in prem.. started using the iodineCF tactic and it has worked wonders, best tactic i have ever used.. prem winners 3 years running same with CL an d fa cup and also won the world cup with sweden(which in 10 years playing the game never won ANYTHING internaationaly).. Forget www2 etc iodine CF is the best ever ..!!

Mo
16-11-2011, 07:49 PM
Still playing 0102, ODB. Currently in my longest ever save, May 2017 - the main point of this post not to talk about my management career, but this:

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/1706/utddiv3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/256/utddiv3.jpg/)

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They have the bug where players stop being bought, which kicked in around ten years ago - since then they have been in steady decline. Also happened to Birmingham City (but from the start of the game) and they're mid table in the Conference. Think that's why I keep coming back to this game ;)

Alex Ferguson
17-11-2011, 01:33 PM
Pass it on and I'll bring them back to glory.

Mo
19-11-2011, 10:27 PM
Am trying to do so but my save games don't seem to want to show their faces. Bear with me.

Edit: Here we go. http://www.sendspace.com/file/gzn5ch

I think I've done that right, btw, let me know if I haven't!

Mounser
21-11-2011, 04:11 PM
Have been reading through all these stories for the last few weeks during breaks at work.

Some great campaigns and funny quotes - CM01/02 is defo the best for gameplay and retro action.

I'm using the original database at the moment as when I got an update, lots of less-known players didn't have the right sort of attributes. Just looked like a handyman job to mainly 10s all the way and then add a couple or take a couple off here and there which I felt spoilt it a bit.

Might just get editing the basics myself.

I'm into 2011 with Nottingham Forest and think I may have stumbled along Alan Shearer's regen which is nice. He can't quite break into the first team yet though.

Biggest downside is that the local council have blocked further planning permission to extend the stadium. Got it up to 40,995 but looks as though that may be the lot.

My current side is:

Buffon

Emerton Ferdinand Lucio Chivu

Cambiasso

D'Alessandro Deco Van Der Vaart

Torres Kluivert

Already won every trophy I can in England and Europe but want to leave a legacy at the City Ground like Brian Clough.

Have also just taken the Holland job so going to get them qualified for the 2012 Euros and hopefully add this to my trophy cabinet.

PS - When I say every trophy - I mean every main one not including JPT, Div 2 & Div 3, etc)

Il Fuce
27-11-2011, 10:20 PM
You read through all of that? Impressive.

Mounser
30-11-2011, 01:59 PM
Majority of it yeah, took me a while though.

African Killer Bees
20-12-2011, 11:28 AM
So while tidying up last week I found a long deemed lost copy of 01 02. Re read some old threads and tried to get back up to speed with Madeira, Tsigalko and Paiva. Fancied an easyish game so set off with Man City, only to get sacked. :nono: Re started at Preston and promptly put the entire squad up for transfer, the rebuilding started with a mad bid coming in from Ipswich for Macken for 3.8 million, then Healy joined Birmingham for 2.0 million.

I then moved on Lucketti for £800k, Jackson for £150k, Murdoch for £200k, Edwards for £150k, Eaton for £75k, leaving me short of defenders. In came CM God aka Taribo West on a free, Carl Laurie for £25k and Michael Duff for £45k.

The only player in my squad I thought worth keeping was Sean Gregan, a decent defensive midfielder / centre back.

I managed to move on David Lucas for £100k and Tepi for a staggering £1.1 million. In came Hugo Pinheiro, with the ancient Kelham O'Hanlon remaining as back up due to the fact no one was interested in buying him.

As I had raised a decent sum of money and the squad was a little light, the well trodden path of EEC Hack, Tsigalko, Nikiforenko, Madiera, Paiva and a somewhat expensive Kennedy Bakircioglu completed my attacking options, or so I thought.

It was then back to outgoings as my rebuilding of a league two squad, with every drop possible squeezed out of it to perform in league one continued. Away went Kevin Gallagher for £450k, Paul McKenna for £350k, Iain Anderson for £400k, Lee Cartwright for £45k. Along came another crazy bid, this time for Michael Keane who joined Newcastle Utd for £800k.

With a decent amount back in my transfer kitty, Richard Cresswell mulling over a £1.8 million switch to Wolves and a few other fringe players mulling over transfers that would bring in a good few hundred thousand pounds, I was back on the charm offensive.

I managed to structure together after some haggling and promises of future payments the triple signing of Mark Kerr, Ibrahim Said and Teddy Lucic. With the versatile Mikael Dorsin following a few days later.

With those players coming in, the criminally underrated in CM 0102 Graham Alexander was allowed to leave, along with Steve Robinson, Bjarki Gunnalaugsson and Pawel Abbott.

I had a squad that was now really lacking a left winger / midfielder. A loan move and then subsequent transfer offers for Bojan Djordic was knocked back by Manchester United. Being unable to find or think of any other left winger / midfielders I set my sights on Kim Kallstrom, playing on the left hand side of an attacking central midfield three. After Hacken playing hardball I managed to get my man, but I was now very low on transfer funds, but very happy with my squad.

cockney1981
06-01-2012, 07:41 PM
I loaded up all the new data for the 2010-2011 season a while back for my champ man 01/02 game....

took over at spurs and was there for 27 years where i won:

Prem league 26 times
Champs lge 17 times

went to celtic and am in my 5th season there
won league every year and champs lge 3 times

overall manager record in the year 2032 is:
Played 2239 Won 1679
Won 122 Cups and 30 leagues and 168 awards
Bought 279 players Sold 170
Total amount spent £821 million Received £1.02 billion

Also won 3 world cups and one euro championship with england, one euro championship with scotland and one copa america with brazil

Interesting info:

Wayne Rooney was manager of scunthorpe recently... and rio ferdinand was colchester manager
I somehow got Spurs to bid 90 million for one of my players at celtic (james Keen- a D/AM L- but when i left spurs they had over 1 billion in the bank

Notable falls from grace-
Man city have been in the second division of english football for last 6 years
Arsenal (last season) got relegated to the conference

safe to say im getting bored now

the addictiveness rating is- "Remember breathing is not optional"

molly146_123
18-01-2012, 07:35 PM
I started with R.Madrid, not for the money, but to see how low i could get the average age of my squad and see how much money i could generate.
I bought Tsigalko, Kerr and Duff. I sold Raul, Makelele and Salagdo. I got my average age down to 22.21 I have won 7 leagues, 6 champions league, 7 spanish cups, numerous world club cups etc etc. Tsigalko has played 366, scored 394.
My dearest player has been a recent £4m buy, 18yr old german called Jan Liem.
In 7 seasons of league and champions league i have lost 9 games!!!
With a really youthful squad im surprised with this, as the only player i have left is K.Franck!
I've also generated £800 million and spent £28m.
I'm looking for a new challenge.
I'm also trying to figure out how to change players positions.

Smiff
06-03-2012, 02:35 PM
Hired by Blackburn Rovers at the back end of the 2010/2011 season with the club a massive eleven points adrift of safety. We battled hard and gave ourselves a fighting chance of surviving but two defeats to Wigan and Sunderland seemed to have ended all our good work over the previous six or seven games leaving us with Tottenham, Chelsea and Man Utd in our final three league games.

Thankfully, six points from the available nine were taken, the 3-0 win over Spurs especially pleasing.

Not a great deal of work was done that following season but £25,000,000 was spent on bringing in the likes of Craig Bellamy, Michael Owen and Jermaine Jones. We decided to splash out big time on Eljero Elia and Eden Hazard tough and both helped the club fly off the following season and in the process, kick started manager Fortune Freedom's career to untold levels.

In just two and a half seasons at Blackburn the club went from relegation ragheads to Premier League champions before a call came for Freedom that he couldn't refuse and he duly took off to Anfield.

In three years at Anfield, Fortune Freedom won the Premier League three times and added the eluded domestic cups he failed to acquire with Blackburn as well as claiming the Champions League, a trophy he came close to winning with Blackburn but for a 6-1 defeat in the semi finals against Real Madrid. Just to rub salt in the wounds, they'd won the first leg 3-0 and so the return should have been a formality.

Names such as Nilmar, Wesley Sneijder, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria clambered aboard the Liverbird train and wreaked havoc across Europe but for Fortune Freedom, it all came too soon and once again he left on top to join another familiar outfit.

Atletico de Madrid. Finished 2nd the season before but went one better under Fortune Freedom to claim La Liga, the first time since 1985 apparently and with second successive European Cup to his name, the South African manager was nearing a stage in his short career where he could pick and choose where he wants/ed to go.

And so he did.

First to the Ivory Coast. Whilst Freedom knew qualification for the World Cup was out of his hands barring an unlikely win for Bahrain, is focus would be the confederations cup and a third place play-off place was achieved in that.

Quickly handing in his notice at Ivory Coast, Freedom jumped into the U S of A job in an attempt to lead them to World Cup glory but they came unstuck in the group stage despite being level on points with Argentina and Sweden AND having a better goal difference. USA finished 3rd which wasn't enough despite beating the Argies 2-1.

Fortune Freedom is currently on the look out for a new project.

Mo
24-03-2012, 10:21 AM
After 8 years at Sampdoria having won a few bits and bobs, I decided to take on the challenge of Athletic Bilbao. I retired my manager and started afresh. I also loaded a new game to have a look at the squad then and how many Basque players there were - 50 pages worth in the search. I look now and there are only 21 pages! Using GPF I checked on some of the former Bilbao players now retired, and a lot of them have lost their Basqueness! Has anyone noticed this before??

Smiff
11-04-2012, 07:03 AM
Atlantis FC - Season 2010/11

Transfers In

Erik Gray, Keiron Blackburn, Paul Furlong, Tero Rovio and Milka Vayreynen.

Total : £0

Transfers Out

Mohamed Fofana, BoBo Bola, Max Lundberg and Kerry Skepple.

Total : £325,000

Season Summary

Having been relegated from the top flight prior to my arrival, the board instructed me that an instant return was desired. Thankfully we achieved that although our poor form towards the end of the season cost us top spot to finish second, we were still crowned champions of the Ykkonen having won the play off games and with it an automatic return to the Veikkausliiga at the first attempt.

Much of the season was spent easing past most sides although PK-35 who pipped us to top spot proved tricky each time we faced one another. Our late away form saw us lose five out of five which threatened to ruin our efforts.

Top Goalscorers

Tonton Zola Moukoko - 13 in 30(2)
Janne Mollberg - 12 in 31
Jaakko Laaksonen - 10 in 10(1)

Player of the Season

Tonton Zola Moukoko - Failed by former manager Abdou Talat's tactics, Tonton proved to be a vital cog in the Atlantis machine under Fortune Freedom and his goals were mostly winners.

Special mention should go to Laaksonen who grabbed double figures at the age of 17 and looks set for a semi-decent career at the club.

Match of the Season

Atlantis 1-4 Viikingit

Unexpected. Top v Bottom, David v Golliath and we were trounced on our home turf in our worst performance of the campaign and a result that set in motion five successive defeats to various dross. It was this match that told me the team isn't good enough for the Veikkausliiga and so major strengthening would be required in the summer.

In short, the players blew it despite taking an early lead and all four goals were conceded before the 25th minute.

Next Season

With finances in relatively decent shape and the chance of compete for European football by virtue of being in the top flight, it's essential we strengthen even if it means spending outside our means a little.

Quite a few of the current squad will remain purely because we won't have enough to replace them all and so an improvement is required if they are to see out the entire season at the club.

Tonton is the only real keeper but that's because it's Tonton.

The long term aim is to win the Champions League a couple of times and turn Atlantis into a powerhouse.

Snapman
06-05-2012, 06:03 PM
Being somewhat inspired by Athletic Bilbao's policy of recruiting Basque-only players, I've decided to start a game with Wrexham, where our transfer policy will be to buy Welsh-only players and any which come through our youth system.

Let's see how it goes.

Smiff
11-05-2012, 09:40 AM
How's it coming along, Snap?

Snapman
19-05-2012, 06:25 PM
Only managed to play 1 season so far due to other commitments.

Frustrating season. Finished 4th in Division 3 (was a single point off 3rd... 87 points not enough, blew it in the last two games), made it to the playoff final only to lose 2-1 to Darlington after one of my key players was sent off just after half-time for pushing one of the opposition players. Annoying.

Regroup, rebuild and go at it again. Very disappointed not to get promoted.

Vor
08-06-2012, 06:45 PM
July 2022 in my current game. Just taken Nottm Forest from 2nd division champions in 19/20 to 1st division play off winners to 6th place finish in the EPL. Finances are an issue at the moment, I can't see myself getting a better finish without some cash, but it's just not there. I'm looking for a move to Spain or Italy, but no joy yet. Stupid biased job system, been my bane in this game for 10 years.

England manager too since July 2018, won Euro 20, Confederations 21 and into the quarters of World Cup 22.

Started the game as New York manager, and have since managed Burton Albion, Tranmere, Swansea, Manchester United and Blackpool (joined them late in the season after I left united to take over England. Played as sort of a caretaker and resigned at the end of the season after saving them with a final day of the season 16th place finish in 2019. Glad to see they're still up.

ok_krieger
10-06-2012, 04:56 PM
Having a go with Darlington on ODB .60

Season 05/06 and have just started my sophomore EPL campaign finishing 9th the previous season. So far we're sitting on top 8 games played 7 wins and a draw. Furthermore we won the Toto Cup and have eliminated Kispest-Honvéd i the first round of the UEFA.

442 no wib/wob

GK Wetzel (dutch talent) / Paul Robinson

LB Kirk Hilton
CB Risp/Terrell Forbes
CB Mexés (C)
RB Mike Duff

LM Van der Vaart
CM Brítez
CM Muslimovic
RM Wade Elliot

SC Rossi (20yo Brazilian powerhouse, who for some reason got a work permit)
FW Sadlier/Samba

Smiff
13-06-2012, 02:45 PM
It's been a long long time since I played on the original database.

Currently taken over Wales purely due to the Euro's and we qualified with ease despite losing to Portugal twice.

Wales 7 - 0 Cyprus
Belgium 2-3 Wales
Wales 4-1 N.Ireland
Portugal 4-0 Wales
Cyprus 2-4 Wales
Wales 2-0 Belgium
N. Ireland 0-5 Wales
Wales 1-2 Portugal

Sam Vokes is the main man with the experienced Bellamy slotting in at AMC. Quality is lacking but the tactical side of our play can limit that deficiency a fair bit.

Portugal qualified via the play-offs anyways and it all rests on what sort of group we get in the actual European Championships as to how far we can progress. I'm undecided as to whether I'll stick it out to go for a World Cup qualifying campaign as it's more of a 'realistic career save', if that can be done on CM these days so a successful Euro's should open up an opportunity with a mid-table Premier League side.

Smiff
15-06-2012, 04:48 PM
Having qualified for the European Championships we excelled ourselves in finishing top of a group containing Sweden (1-0), England (2-0) and France (1-2) before beating Portugal 3-0 in the Quarter Finals.

Our tournament was ended in the semi's though as a late goal gave Holland a 2-1 win.

Instead of moving to a Premier League club, I opted to remain as manager of Wales in order to qualify for the World Cup, something we've managed after just eight group games whereby we've won eight out of eight scoring 23 along the way. Ukraine find themselves in second place, eleven points adrift and fighting for the play-offs alongside Holland and Turkey.

This season (2013/14) however has been different because I opted to join League One side Sheffield Wednesday in a quest to take The Owls back to the Premier League.

We'll go up with ease (currently 4th after five games) but it'll be temporary until a suitable club from the Northern Premier Division becomes available. Fortune Freedom needs a blank slate, you see. Andover and Deal Town were mentioned but a lack of stadium but paid to those ideas.

Vor
24-06-2012, 05:08 PM
A good omen for tonights real life game perhaps? :checkit:

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn247/VorAAR/1-17.png

Shindig
25-06-2012, 08:15 AM
Just had to google Georgios Karaiskakis.

Smiff
25-06-2012, 03:22 PM
Sounded quite modern.

You not play this any more Shinners?

Shindig
25-06-2012, 04:29 PM
Nah, not in a couple of years. I've not really got the impetus to play on my PC.

Smiff
02-07-2012, 05:17 PM
Vauxhall Motors - Global Domination

2011/12 - Northern Premier League Champions
2012/13 - Conference Champions
2013/14 - Third Division Champions
2014/15 - Second Division Champions
2015/16 - First Division Champions
2015/16 - League Cup Winners
2015/16 - Fa Cup Winners
2015/16 - Charity Shield Winners

It starts. :drool:

The initial challenge is simple. To overcome the most time winners in each competition.

Premier League - Man United 22
Fa Cup - Man United 12
League Cup - Liverpool 7
Charity Shield - Man United 18
Champions League - Real Madrid 9
Super Cup - Barcelona 6

Uefa Cup is Juventus with 4 but there's no chance I'll be playing in that beyond this season.

We've got some cracking talents at the club.


http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/3617/49406736.png

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5020/74983141.png

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/4007/midgh.png

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2973/fwdma.png


It's on!

Vim
02-07-2012, 11:33 PM
Do you play starting in 11/12 season and with this year's players, teams etc.?

Smiff
03-07-2012, 08:47 AM
Yes, indeed. :nodd:

You want a link, Vim?

Vor
04-07-2012, 04:06 PM
Good God.. I've never seen a player this old before. He just set the record (formerly held by a 43 year old) for the oldest player in World Cup qualification.

Plays for Real Madrid in real life I think.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn247/VorAAR/23232.png

Vor
04-07-2012, 04:08 PM
Also of note.. Wolves are apparantly the richest club in the world. Not sure how they came to that point, but they spent £240m in the last two seasons, and nearly a billion in the last decade, with nothing to show till this year when they finally won the EPL.

Smiff
05-07-2012, 04:19 PM
Vauxhall Motors - Global Domination

2011/12 - Northern Premier League Champions
2012/13 - Conference Champions
2013/14 - Third Division Champions
2014/15 - Second Division Champions
2015/16 - First Division Champions
2015/16 - League Cup Winners
2015/16 - Fa Cup Winners
2015/16 - Charity Shield Winners

It starts. :drool:


2016/17 - Premier League Champions
2016/17 - League Cup Winners
2016/17 - Fa Cup Winners
2016/17 - Uefa Cup Runners-Up
2017/18 - Charity Shield Runners-Up
2017/18 - League Cup Winners
2017/18 - Premier League Champions
2017/18 - Champions League Winners
2018/19 - Charity Shield Winners
2018/19 - Intercontinental Cup Winners
2018/19 - Super Cup Winners
2018/19 - Premier League Champions
2018/19 - League Cup Winners
2018/19 - Fa Cup Winners
2018/19 - Champions League Winners

:drool:

We've lost just one league game in our first three Premier League campaigns proving that we're by far the best team in the country and with an average first team age of just 21.72, that's going to remain the case for at least a decade.

Rivacre Park has been increased to 36,000 all seater and clubs facilities have been improved to help bring in some quality youngsters but most are still imports from around Europe.

Vauxhall Motors History

In 2017/18 the club recorded their biggest win both personally and in the Champions League itself by defeating Italian side Salerno 8-1 away from home. The clubs record unbeaten run stands at 62 matches before it was ended in the Uefa Cup final a few seasons back and the only league defeat in the past three season came against Tottenham Hotspur as the reserves failed to take advantage of the opportunity given to them as the first team were preparing for a European fixture against Inter Milan.

29 nine year old striker, Joe Benjamin is still going strong and has now claimed 224 goals for the Motormen since his £75,000 switch from Peterborough whilst the clubs midfield makes Barcelona's midfield of the past look complete amateur with quality like Lee Griffiths (Gerrard?), Tom Lloyd (Giggs), Richard Cooke (possibly Lampard), Matthew Wright (Joe Cole?) and Dutchman Jurgen Vink (Maybe Seedorf)

Snapman
07-07-2012, 11:20 AM
I want to continue with my Wrexham game but I can't find the fucking 01/02 disc.

klhjjkldsflfkkllmnkfs :moop:

Vor
07-07-2012, 11:27 AM
I want to continue with my Wrexham game but I can't find the fucking 01/02 disc.

klhjjkldsflfkkllmnkfs :moop:

You don't need the disk any more. There is instructions on the 01/02 fan forums to, legally, download the game and a link to a program that lets you mount it to a virtual drive whenever you want to play. It's what I do. Less trouble than messing around with DVDs all the time.

Or you can buy the game for a few quid on amazon/ebay and get a new disk.

Artyom
18-07-2012, 05:57 PM
Playing my Millwall save (original database, currently in 2005) but the goddamn save file got corrupted. Anyone know how to fix it? (If it's able to be fixed at all?) Can provide more info if necessary. Thanks in advance

Decided to start up a random game with Milan instead, sold off Rui Costa, Maldini, Serginho, some random old players, etc for a total of about £80 million. Didn't manage to get Tsigalko as he "wants to wait until the end of the season before making a decision."
Shevchenko has sufficed though, with currently 29 goals and 6 assists in 23 games.

15 games into Serie A and I have won all 15 games. I don't want to play Milan though, I want my Millwall save back. :(

Smiff
22-09-2012, 08:46 AM
I've been on holiday mode for the past two days without realising I had left CM on. Year 2274 is actually Portsmouths year.

Smiff
24-09-2012, 12:50 AM
Premier League

Aveley
Barnsley
Barrow
Blackburn
Curzon Ashton
Dalton Utd
Highgate Utd
Leeds
Corinthain-Casuals
Marlow
Guildford
Portsmouth
Rochdale
Sedgley
Sheffield
Staines
Swansea
Wroxham

Championship

Arsenal
Blackpool
Cambridge City
Chelsea
Cheltenham Saracens
Croydon
Crystal Palace
Eastwood
Enfield
Potters Bar
Gateshead
Great Harwood
Hounslow Borough
Teesside
Lincoln Utd
Margate
Colne
Newcastle
Nuneaton Town
Slough
Studley
Sunderland
Tranmere
Watford

League One

Ashford (Middx)
Aylesbury
Burnley
Coventry
Dawlish
East Thurrock
Daventry
Gresley
Hartlepool
Hereford
Leyton Orient
Mansfield
Morecambe
Oxford
Potton
QPR
Quorn
Ramsgate
Selsey
Sheff Wed
Sutton Utd
Torquay
Tuffley
Workington

League Two

AFC Wimbledon
Abingdon Town
Accrington
Wakefield
Bridlington
Godalming
Barton
Billingham Syn
Chesham Utd
Everton
Farnborough
Croydon Ath
Gillingham
Glasshoughton
Herne Bay
Luton
Solihull
Northwood
Nuneaton Griff
Wingate & Finchley
Tottenham
West Brom
Witton
Wrexham

Conference

Cammell Laird
Abingdon Utd
Alfreton
Atherton Town
Blyth Spartans
Bolton
Dunstable
Cardiff
Chorley
Durham
Hednesford
Lancaster
Leigh Genesis
Liverpool
New Milton
Marine
Newport
Ilford
Walsall
West HAm
Wisbech
York

Conference North

Abbey Hey
Bournemouth
Bracknell
Bristol City
Crewe
Crook
Walton Casuals
Dulwich
Fisher FC
Forest Green
Halifax
Hastings
Kettering
Leicester
Man City
Rushden
Stalybridge
Stourbridge
Tiptree
Retford
Carlton
MK Dons
Worksop

------------
How times change.

Patje
24-09-2012, 11:00 AM
I love how things like that happen. I'm currently in 2021 with my Ajax save (.68 database) and I've seen Real Madrid relegated three times now. Twice they were champions and the next season relegated.
Feyenoord and PSV aren't my contenders in the Dutch league, no it's Groningen and Fortuna. In Europe my main competition are Barcelona and Man Utd.

Terry Tibbs
02-12-2012, 02:51 AM
Good God.. I've never seen a player this old before. He just set the record (formerly held by a 43 year old) for the oldest player in World Cup qualification.

Plays for Real Madrid in real life I think.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn247/VorAAR/23232.png

Vor's Hamit Altintop aged 51 is pretty impressive, however i can beat it.
This guy has to be the definition of "Club Legend".

Heat
02-12-2012, 03:02 AM
Vor's Hamit Altintop aged 51 is pretty impressive, however i can beat it.
This guy has to be the definition of "Club Legend".

53? :hail:

That is amazing.

Alex Ferguson
23-03-2013, 10:56 AM
Started my save with Luton Town with the ODB and .68 patch (so no Tó Madeira). Got them all the way to the Premier League before leaving for Wolves. Within three seasons, I got them automatic promotion from the First Division, a 3rd place finish and finally the title (along with the League Cup, beating Man Utd on penalties). I'll try and get pictures later. I've tried to install a self imposed wage cap with no players over £10,000 a week except for two of my star players. I also try to buy players under 30 so they can retain as much value as they can if I need to sell them off. It's a rough version of what Jean-Michel Aulas did with Lyon but it seems to be working.

Star players at the moment are Youssef Sofiane and Michael Stewart, who's like a Scottish mix between Roy Keane and Joey Barton.

James.
18-04-2013, 10:55 AM
Started up a game with OFI Crete with only Greece loaded. Won the first game of the season 5-1 before inexplicably losing five in a row; currently lying in the relegation zone :moop:. Doesn't help I'm not exactly a natural when it comes to formulating tactics either :lol:.

Shindig
27-04-2013, 09:45 PM
Back playing this after a long absence. Newcastle, as you'd expect. Playing with the last official update so we've got Jenas and Viana. And Bramble.

In comes Wetherall and West to add bite to the back and Tino Asprilla because I can. £21k a week for back-up. Arrived unfit but now making a mark. An attempt to buy a 14 year-old Yohann Cabaye fell flat.

We've started in cavalier fashion. 4 played: 12 for, 10 against. Sitting 9th after two wins and two losses. Shearer just bagged 4 in a 5-2 win over Man Utd. They had Ricardo between the sticks.

Who is Ricardo? He's on their books from the start but I can't for the life of me remember him.

Smiff
05-05-2013, 12:04 PM
You not fancy using the latest update instead, Shindig?

Shindig
06-05-2013, 01:01 PM
You mean with 2013 databases and such? Nah. I prefer living in the past.

Terry Tibbs
28-08-2013, 08:58 PM
This guys' name made me laugh. It's a bit harsh on him, he seems like a decent prospect.

Smiff
26-11-2013, 08:46 PM
Back on it. 8-) FM is just too time consuming.

Such a fun little game.

Smiff
19-01-2014, 04:11 PM
Rather odd career I've had thus far but it's shaping up.

July 2010 to September 2013 - Liverpool.

2011
League Cup winners
Premier League champions
Uefa Cup winners
Charity Shield winners
European Super Cup winners
FIFA Club World Championship winners

2012
Premier League champions
European Champions League runners up
Charity Shield winners

2013
League Cup winners
Premier League champions
FA Cup winners
European Champions League winners
Charity Shield runners up
European Super Cup winners
Intercontinental Cup runners up

February 2014 to March 2014 - Cameroon

2014
African Cup of Nations winners

March 2014 to June 2015 - Monaco

French First Division champions
French League Cup winners

July 2014 to June 2016 - England

Absolute Fail. Knocked out at Quarter Finals of Euro's.

August 2016 to August 2018 - Anzhi

Uefa Cup winners
Russian Cup runners up
European Super Cup winners
Russian Premier Division champions
FIFA Club World Championship winners
Uefa Cup winners
Russian Cup winners
European Super Cup winners
Russian Premier Division champions

November 2018 to June 2020 - Aston Villa

First Division champions
League Cup winners
Premier League champions
FA Cup winners

July 2021 - August 2021 - Nigeria

Third Place in Confederations Cup. Another fail.

2021 to current day - Bamber Bridge

Ha.

jamtf
06-02-2014, 10:20 AM
I am back after 5 years! Yay! :P

Have finished an education in the meantime and whilst looking for a job started playing the old game again. I was quite active in the early years of the game until 2008, lost interest and got back. I used to play in France and Italy mainly and this has not changed a lot since.

I have a few save games running, a couple in Italy and one in Australia that is worth mentioning.

I am playing everything on the original database .60.

First up: AS Roma.

AS Roma

Wolrdbeaters from the start. Nothing much worth mentioning here really except that I won the treble (or better the league, the supercup, Italian cup and Champions League) in the first season. No important signings except Antonis Voulgaris (reserves and improving well) and Taribo West, a must have if you can afford his weekly wage demands.

Simply stick the whole bunch in a 5-3-2 attacking formation with AMC Totti in the hole behind rotating strikers Batistuta, Montella, Delvecchio and Cassano and you will be flying. The odd 0-1 or 1-2 loss that sometimes occurs does not hurt at all. Montella scored 60 in 59 matches, has always delivered and I consider him one of the greatest strikers in the game. Enough said.

Some results:

Champions Leage semi finals
Bayern Münich - AS Roma 0-4 (0-2)
Totti (18'), Tommassi (45'), Assuncao (88'), Montella (90')
AS Roma - Bayern Münich 0-0 (0-0)

Champions Leage final
Barcelona - AS Roma 0-3 (0-2)
Batistuta (35'), Montella (40'), Emerson (82')

Italian cup final
AC Milan - AS Roma 1-2 (1-1)
Inzaghi (Pen., 45')
Montella (35'), Totti (56')

Other results include a 7-0 trashing of Perugia (away) and a 6-0 stuffing of Torino (home). And we beat Verona with 5-0 twice and Tirol Innsbruck 6-0 (home) and 5-0 (away). And of course I simply forget a couple 5-1 and 4-0 results as these are too common and therefore not quite worth mentioning.

We only lost 1 league game that season, 1-2 against Parma in an away game. Seb Frey got a 9 for his perfomance.

If you like hammering the opposition, AS Roma simply is your team.

A couple transfers are set to take place in the Summer:
Liverani (Perugia) € 6 M
Magallanes (Venezia) Bos
Benussi (Lumezzane) € 45 K
Ferri (Palermo) Bos
Kaluzny (Cottbus) Bos

jamtf
06-02-2014, 10:39 AM
Next up: US Palermo

US Palermo

Mediocre and old side from the start. Some good players that need to develop further before they are any good. No money and no ambition except avoiding the drop.

Won the Serie B in the first season. Quite unexpectedly I must say. I had no options to bring in much talented players and the freebies I wanted to sign demanded too hefty wages that I could not afford at all.

Signings include Bouli (DRC), Batrinu (DC), Zotti (GK), Josivan (AMR), all on free transfers.

Money was spent on some players when my first choice AML Bombardini left for Parma (€ 4 M). In came Kaillie from IFK Göteborg for € 400 K (Bombardini's replacement), Rune Jørgensen from NFA for € 35 K, Marajó from Vênus for EUR € 300 K and Charlie Ejerholm from Hammarby for € 1.2 M. There was not much to choose to be honest as most players did not care to come and Hammarby was hard to convince to let Ejerholm go.

A couple of unwanted players who did not seem to improve any were released in January of the first season.

Big wins included a cup win against Spezia with 7-2 (home) and league home matches against Vicenza and Messina that were both won with 5-2.

Little by little we got into the game and in the end all we needed was a home victory against Ancona to claim the league title. This was achieved by beating them 3-2.

Key players include our GK Sicignano who proved to be vital. Other players worth mentioning are our AMLC Cappioli who did a good job despite the fact that he is 34 years old. I decided to hold on to players such as Lanzaro (DC), Ferri (DC), Di Donato (DMC), De Vezze (MC), Brienza (AMR), Guidoni (SC) and Mascara (ARC). Other players that proved to be useful were Shakpoke (DRLC), Marco Aurélio (35 year old DC), Longo (MRC) and Amerini (MC). And last but not least both Guerra (DL) and Altobelli (DL) did a good job covering that position in our 4-4-2 attacking formation.

We did get into the second round of the Italian cup. In the first round we beat Serie A team Bologna 3-1 at home and lost 1-2 away. A 1-1 draw at home in the first match of the second round against Juventus was obviously not enough. We ended up getting hammered off the pitch in the away match: 0-3.

Summer season transfer window will be interesting. We do not have any cash at this point but Gian Luca Mareggini (Ternana) and Roberto Mirri (Empoli) will arrive on bosmans. As soon as the new table is being set up, the board will announce their plans (probably avoiding relegation) and we know how much we can spend in cash on players. Although we have a small wage bill compared to other Serie B teams like Bari, Napoli, Vicenza, Reggina and Sampdoria we do not have much to spend on players (board only allows € 80 K at this point). The bank balance is good though, over € 3 M in the green, nonetheless the board keeps being tight. I can't think of a € 80 K player right now that would help me any further.

Before that, I will have to arrange a massive squad clear-out to get rid off my oldest players (got a bunch of 34-36 year old veterans) that do not have enough quality to cut it in Serie A. Fortunately, their contracts run out in the Summer so I can simply offload them by releasing them without paying compensation.

More to come!

jamtf
06-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Juventus

Yesterday, I started a game with Juventus. I never tried their team and only admired the fact they have the best goalie in Italy in their squad. Gigi Buffon, still going strong for the side as we speak racking up throphy after trophy.

Compared to the 2000/2001 season some changes had been made to the squad. This is what it looks like. Edwin van der Sar had been sold to Fulham FC, Buffon was quickly purchased as his replacement. Zidane went to Real Madrid and what a loss that is. Same goes for Pippo Inzaghi who had left Juve for AC Milan forming a new partnership with Andrei Shevchenko. Somehow Lazio and Juve got into deals as well. Pavel Nedved, a strong winger and Marcelo Salas, a so-so striker were bought while Darko Kovacevic went the other way around. Jonathan Bachini, a versatile winger went to AC Parma, probably as part of the Buffon deal. Centre back Marco Zanchi is at Verona and Andreas Isaksson is now part of the Djurgarden squad. Last but not least, Urugayan forward Daniel Fonseca was released as he was available as a free agent at the start of the season.

And there are a few less known players such as Andrea D' Amico and Salvatore Papa (both at Gubbio) and Vito Redavid (Viareggio) who joined smaller clubs. Marco Rigoni was most likely released as he is also a free agent at the start of the game.

I did not have high hopes since the quality of the players left was in my opinion better than what we got in return. Zidane alone is a big loss and Buffon and Van der Sar are both in the same category. I would have preferred Inzaghi over Salas but the board had decided otherwise. The addition of Nedved was a good one though.

Players in: Taribo West (free) and Jaroslav Sedivec (Viktoria Plzen). Last mentioned transfer was already scheduled. Only 2 players. :cool:
Players out: Alessandro Birindelli (Bari) and Gianluca Pessotto (Lazio)

We played an attacking 4-4-2 formation all season.

We started to play, got in the game and won the treble! And that in the first season with AS Roma, Lazio, and both teams from Milan being the ones to beat besides good squads like Fiorentina and Udinese which are not yet thinned out and robbed of their assets in transfer windows. I never expected to achieve that, really. Defense was very, very solid. Buffon did his job between the sticks and Thuram, Montero, Iuliano and Tudor were hard to beat as well. Left back position gave us some trouble but Taribo West stepped in as soon as Pessotto left us for Lazio. A 34 year old Paramatti did his job when called upon.

Midfield was well sorted but quite thinned out after the Zidane sale. Nedved and Zambrotta were however outstanding wingers all season and Edgar Davids and Alessio Tacchinardi were forming the centre midfield. Enzo Maresca and Antonio Conte were reliable replacements in case of injuries and suspensions.

I started the season with Del Piero and Salas upfront but changed that to Del Piero and Trezeguet since the latter started scoring vital goals despite having only average stats for a striker compared to for instance Vieri and the like. Salas ended up with 17 in 43 while Trezeguet scored 24 in 44 games (of which 19 in 25 matches in Serie A). He got 4th place overall on the topscorer list but had he been played all season he would have won it for sure. Pity.

The reserve squad is worthless and useless. Only a few good players, good old Ciro Ferrara and Felice Piccolo are worth mentioning and maybe Sergio de Windt may be a future gem. Matteo Brighi and Juan Esnaider were already loaned out so I can not judge them too well. The rest is pure shit. Biggest disappointment of the squad is Nicola Amoruso. Can't cut it. Simple as that.

Also red cards were a threat with hard tacklers like Montero and Davids in the squad. They both got send off at least once.

Some results against AS Roma which finished 3rd behind AC Milan. And we met them in each final of the season. What a coincidence. :nono:

Serie A
Juventus - AS Roma 1-0 (0-0)
Thuram (77')
Red card: Montero (45')
AS Roma - Juventus 3-1 (3-0)
Montella (pen. 15', pen 27'), Emerson (18'), Nedved (51')

Italian Cup final
Juventus - AS Roma 3-0 (1-0)
Paramatti (9'), Trezeguet (50'), Tacchinardi (68')
AS Roma - Juventus 1-0 (0-0)
Fontana (77')

Champions League final (2 Italian teams travelling to Hampden Park)
Juventus - AS Roma 2-0 (1-0)
Montero (6'), Tacchinardi (82')

Another nice result was a 2-0 win in a home match against Lazio with Salas and Nedved doing their job and send their former team mates home empty handed. Lazio finished 4th, Inter was 5th.

Future transfers are 2 players from Bologna, Gamberini (DC) and Cipriani (SC), both pre-scheduled at the start of the season. Liverani will cost me another € 5.25 M (which meets the relegation clause) and Juan Pablo Angel (Aston Villa), Moreno Torricelli (Fiorentina) and Radoslav Kaluzny will all join on a bosman.

Last but not least I got a board message saying that in their opinion Christian Vieri would be a useful addition to the squad. I second that but unfortunately he was transferred to Real Madrid in the January 2002 transfer window for € 48.5 M... That being said I was not able to afford him at that price since the bank balance has only risen to € 41.5 M after selling Birindelli and Pessotto and after getting the prize money for winning Serie A and the CL. We are rich but simply not THAT rich.

All in all we had a great first season.

jamtf
13-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Like to do one season games to see how far I can come and decided to have a go with AEK Athens this time.

AEK

Average squad with some good players from the start. Brought in a couple of the usual suspects such as Andrey Milevskiy, Sergey Nikiforenko, Florin Batrinu, Marco Lanna, Giorgos Toursounidis, Marcin Harasimowicz, Agostinho, Joao Paiva, Borja, Espin and Traianos Dellas just to get some more depth.

I also added some Greek talents such as Manolis Drosos, Kostas Kododimos, Spyros Zarras, Nikos Giorgou, Michalis Mouselimis and Charalabos Mouratidis just to have some more talent on board and to give them a good chance to improve as part of one of the top 3 teams in Greece. Tried to get Antonis Voulgaris as well but he chose to go to Willem II in The Netherlands instead.

Mid-season (January 2002) additions included Mike Kjölö, Tobias Linderoth, Tommy Wirtanen and Kristian Tanem, all Scandinavians as you may have noticed.

Season went well, champions with only 2 draws and 2 losses in the end. Got eliminated in the quarter finals of the Greek cup by a bunch of feckers called Panionios (3-2 at home, 0-2 away). PAO beat Aris in the final so they got their prize too.

The icing on the cake was the UEFA cup victory after a strong run. Based on the results along our heroic campaign, we simply deserved to win it in the end (although Leeds United beat Olympiakos 7-0 along their way to the final in an impressive game - Eleftheropoulos got a 2 for his perfomance). Below a short summary of the matches we played.

First Round
Pobeda - AEK 0-3 (0-1)
Rabesandratana (29'), Nikolaidis (53'), Konstantinidis (87')

AEK - Pobeda 3-1 (1-0)
Lakis (3'), Konstantinidis (47'), Micevski (55'), Nikolaidis (72')

Second Round
Celta - AEK 0-1 (0-1)
Konstantinidis (45')

AEK - Celta 3-3 (1-2)
Konstantinidis (13', 71'), Edú (29'), Gustavo López (38' ,53'), Nikolaidis (77')

Third Round
AEK - Sigma Olomouc 2-0 (1-0)
Nikolaidis (38'), Zagorakis (60')

Sigma Olomouc - AEK 0-4 (0-2)
Nikolaidis (17', 61'), Petkov (33'), Konstantinidis (82')

Fourth Round
AEK - Ajax Amsterdam 1-2 (0-2)
O'Brien (26'), Machlas (45') :moop:, Petkov (90')

Ajax Amsterdam - AEK 0-2 (0-2)
Drosos (2'), Konstantinidis (45')

Quarter Final
AEK - Milan 0-0 (0-0)

Milan - AEK 1-2 (1-1)
Gattuso (9'), Nikiforenko (11'), Milevskiy (61')
The 2 Belarussians pulled us through this time! :hail:

Semi Final
AEK - Zaragoza 3-0 (2-0)
Nikiforenko (22'), Toursounidis (39'), Zagorakis (82')

Zaragoza - AEK 1-0 (1-0)
Jamelli (19')

Final
Leeds United - AEK 1-2 (1-0)
Harte (9'), Konstantinidis (48'), Nikolaidis (81')

:joy::joy::henn0rz:

Smiff
14-02-2014, 07:07 PM
I've had a relatively weird career.

2010-2013 - Liverpool
2014-2014 - Cameroon
2014-2015 - Monaco
2014-2016 - England
2016-2018 - Anzhi
2018-2020 - Aston Villa
2020-2023 - Bamber Bridge
2021-2021 - Nigeria
2023-2025 - Tottenham
2025-2029 - Liverpool
2029-2033 - Lazio
2029-2029 - South Korea
2032-2033 - Ivory Coast
2033-Current - West Ham.

With a record of 20 league titles, 44 cups. It's just ongoing.

jamtf
16-03-2014, 05:38 PM
I just managed to win the CL in my second season at AEK Athens... we had a cracking season and everything went right. Beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final after sending home Real Madrid in the semi finals. We lost Taribo West to Chelsea during the season (wanted to move to a bigger club, yeah right) and Demis Nikolaidis has agreed terms with FC Bayern. Rolando Zarate from Velez will come in to replace him and we already have 'El Loco' (Sebastian Abreu) in the ranks. They will form strike partnerships with Ronald Gomez next season.

Other teams we beat along the road to success include FC Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Club Brugge, PSV (our thoughest opponent with a loss and a draw in the group stages), Celtic, Galatasaray and Sporting Clube de Portugal in the quarter finals (they knocked us out of the UEFA Cup on away goals last season after a 0-0 away and a 1-1 at home).

Basically we beat everyone except we did not meet AS Roma, Lazio, Man Utd, Arsenal, Valencia, Deportivo, Schalke 04 and FC Bayern to name a few of the top teams.

We suffered only 1 loss in the league but PAOK came very close (second place only 1 point behind us) and we had to beat them in our one but last game of the season in order to overtake them again. The last match away against Aigaleo City was not a problem anymore. And we got into the Greek cup final. We are facing PAO, our biggest rivals apart from Olympiakos... :nono:

Update:
Greek Cup final
AEK - PAO 4-2
Demis Nikolaidis scored in his final game for the club and got replaced by youngster Kododimos, future star and Greek U21 striker. Sebastian Abreu scored twice securing us a victory and the completion of a massive season in which we won everything (Greek Super Cup, League, CL and Greek Cup).

Summer transfers are done. Nikolaidis joined FC Bayern and we added 3 extra players to the squad besides Rolando Zarate. Aggelos Vilanakis (Ionikos), Ciriaco Sforza (FC Bayern) and Theo Lucius (PSV Eindhoven) all came in to add some more depth and experience to our squad.