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In Progress I won't give up on making Nottingham Forest great again!(FM 2011 LP)

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by an Administrator, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. an Administrator Self-Ejected

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    Hello

    My last attempt(in FM2008) failed due to a corrupted savegame. It was going pretty well and i managed to get promoted to Championship. You can read the full details here


    This time, i want to do this challenge in a much more stable version of Football Manager and i will follow the golden rule of "SAVE OFTEN AND IN DIFFERENT SLOTS".

    The goals are the same, achieving the followings:

    Primer League Cup
    Champions League Cup
    FA Cup

    Now, the journey begins...

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  2. Azira Arcane Patron

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  3. an Administrator Self-Ejected

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    Let's do a squad analysis!

    First we start from the attack line

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    Wow, a Target Man who cannot into heading, can't pass the ball and is injury-prone. :prosper:
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    Well, at least this happy Dark Elf can into heading and scoring goals and has a decent speed.


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    His speed is his only saving grace, but pace alone can't help a striker when he can't score, dribble, head, or even pass the ball.
    OUT!

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    This Welsh manlet with a weird head has some fine stats. Good for sitting on the bench i guess.


    I have 4 strikers and only one of them is half-decent. It seems that buying a striker should be my first priority in this transfer season.


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    Now the Middlefielders

    Fortunately, my middle line is actually good. I have one good defensive mid and an experienced central mid plus two promising lads.

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    All i need is only a backup for my defensive mid.


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    Defense

    My defense line is solid, powerful central defenders and pacey wing-backs. I think it needs no improvement.

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    Since my budget is limited(only 500£), i should probably take a look at free agent players...
     
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  4. an Administrator Self-Ejected

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    Lol
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  5. abnaxus Arcane

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    Finish Murder in Tehran.
     
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  6. an Administrator Self-Ejected

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    Half-season and we are on the top!
    I managed to hold a very long undefeated record(24 games) without savescuming even though i had a big injury crisis early on.
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    This transfer season wasn't really good tbh, couldn't attract better players with such limited budget.
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    Notable Transfers:

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    Ok-ish striker who misses a lot of chances
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    My Best players so far

    This melonhead dude saved my ass several times and is my best striker. He was fantastic as an Advanced Forward.

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    My chance-creator

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    Best winger/inside forward

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    Best defender
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    If i can keep this up i can win the championship!
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  7. an Administrator Self-Ejected

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    First season done! We are the champions!!
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    League Table
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    Mr. Melonhead is the top scorer!
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    Here i come, Premier League!
     
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  8. an Administrator Self-Ejected

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    Second season was really hard. My team was like a fish that got thrown into the pool of sharks which is the English League. But we managed to avoid relegation and finish mid-table and reach the final in League Cup(to lose against Liverpool).
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    15 draws >-<

    Transfer

    Worst moment of this transfer season was the signing of Adel Tarabat. This guy started to hate me for no reason and played so bad that i had to sell him in less than six months.

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    New Players:

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    My best defender so far.

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    Top Five Performers
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  9. Drax Arcane

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    lol look at those stats on pablo mouche, FM guys were on crack when they made the db.
     
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  10. an Administrator Self-Ejected

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    Well irl he made his debut for Argentina team in 2011. So it was natural for FM guys to think he has some talent.
     
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  11. Drax Arcane

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    I know, he was a juvie from my team (Boca). We all later discovered he was overrated as fuck.
     
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  12. kris Arcane

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    2008? 2011?

    any particular reason you choose these versions?
     
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  13. an Administrator Self-Ejected

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  14. an Administrator Self-Ejected

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    This season was a complete disappointment. After spending about 30 millions i barely managed to finish mid-table. Tactical inconsistency was the main reason i kept losing games and only with the late arrival of Ricky Lambert i managed to save the season. (I was playing a simple 4-4-2 but it wasn't working well until i added a good Deep-Lying Forward in January)

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    Yet another busy transfer season
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  15. turkishronin Learned

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    I will be updating this LP
     
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  16. turkishronin Learned

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    It has been a long time since I updated this thread, so long that one of the users who followed this thread has died. Anyway, here's the not-so-much-awaited update:

    Despite working so hard on the team this was all I was able to achieve, it's really hard to catch up to Liverpool.
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    The only big player I could afford to buy this season was Chris Brunt. I also had to sell my top scorer, Chris Wood, because he got stuck in national team bug. Fortunately, Kevin Doyle managed to take his place properly.
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    Top Signings:
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    Tactics:
    This season I made slight alterations to the usual 4-4-2 system with having a DLM-BWM in the middlefield, setting a slow tempo, rigid structure and a focus on long balls.

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    John Fleck proved to be good at both being a winger and a striker. I finally decided so sign him permanently.

    Top Performers

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    He was a good substitute for Chris Wood, solid Target Man.
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    The best player of the year, he dominated the game as a Ball-Winning mid.

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    I used him as an attacker and as a winger this season, made a lot goals as a striker and delivered a good number of assists as a winger.

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    Also this was the most epic game of the season

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  17. turkishronin Learned

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    NEW UPDATE

    This season has been fantastic. We were placed 4th in the league and achieved direct promotion to Champions League.

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    The secret to our success is the tactical overhaul I did at January. Basically I changed the entire system of the our game. From classic English 4-4-2 to a possession-based strategy. I based this tactic on Louis Van Gaal tactics in Netherlands and Manchester United. 5-3-2 with DLM and a CM in the middle, an Advanced Playmaker upfront and two CFs. With our new signings in the middlefield this tactic worked like a charm.
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    I didn't spend big this season and most of my transfers were free, and as usual they worked better than expensive players.
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    yeah another big transfer that flopped :(
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    In this new system we play as a team so there's little room for special stars to shine and basically all players performed more or less the same.
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    Kyle Walker has been my best player so far.
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  18. turkishronin Learned

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  19. turkishronin Learned

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    This season has been the most chaotic and the most epic season so far. Even though we ended up 4th place just like last season, we were just a few points short to win the league and has been considered title challengers throughout the season. I believe we needed just one consistent striker away from being champions.
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    As you can see, our defense was one of the best in the league but we didn't score many goals.
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    I took a big risk this transfer season by basically selling oall our main forwards(Doyle, Mateeb,De Strutter and Tulio de Mello), I believed bringing David Villa and Andy Caroll would be enough to replace them. Unfortunately, David Villa didn't become the goal machine I hoped him to be and Andy Caroll proved to be a massive disaster.
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    On the positive side, Kieran Gibbs proved to be quite a sold player and Scott Loach was such a good keeper that he put Westwood on the bench and was even called up to England national team. Bebe was my most surprising signing because I never believed he would end up being our team's best scorer.
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    The most important moment of the season was when the lads managed to put our first European title, the Europa League Cup, in the bag. It was quite a hard challenge but we managed to get on the top.

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    We defeated Schalke and Man UTD to get to the final and after a hard struggle won against Napoli with just 10 men.


    For the tactics, I used the same as I did last season, although a crushing defeat at the hands of West Brom in FA Cup(4-1) and me having problem with my technical players(particularly Tom Cairney and John Fleck) forced me to revert to the old British system of 4-4-2, and since Andy Carroll was such a terrible Target Man, I had to sign Sam Vokes. The system worked quite well but after I made up with my tactical players I changed the system back to the previous 3-5-2. I also had to demote Kyle Walker to the reserve team for the rest of the season since he got mad I blocked his move to Liverpool.

    Best Players:
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    Bebe and Asamoa Gyan were our top goalscorers and Tom Cairney sent the most assists.

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  20. turkishronin Learned

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    It's kind of funny how different the events in the game are from real life
    For example here Pogba after spending several unsuccessful seasons has joined Udinese for only 2 million pounds
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    Pogba is trash though
     
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  22. turkishronin Learned

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    He's the best midfielder in the world
     
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  23. Egosphere Erudite

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    A luxury player, whose contribution to united has been very much inferior to that what was expected of him
     
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  24. Gamma Learned

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    Pogba is a real enigma, but I think he needs to be in a world class team to thrive, to have the pressure off of himself to be more intuitive. Utd isn't it which kills me as a Utd fan. But at least Maguire is in the bag which is a huge signing.
     
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