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#280646 NFL Thread
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While it is still early in pre season, I am pretty impressed with Jarryd Haynes. I think it's pretty safe to say that he is going to be an NFL player this season. If for some strange reason the 49ers decide not to add him to their roster (why?) then there is no doubt that a franchise will offer him a contract.

I'm also interested to see what Reggie Wayne will bring to the Patriots. I think that it's a decent signing and it is a very typical Belichick pick up. Odds on him scoring the winning TD against the Colts on what could be Brady's first game back???

Would love to see that!
#280645 What's the last thing you bought thread
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#251322 SS Official Kits Thread
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Kifla6 is currently W.I.P. on 2015 MLS mate, here are some of the kits he's already made.

Thanks, I had no idea somebody was already on these.
#251158 SS Official Kits Thread
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Some more MLS Kits:

Seattle Home & Away


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Colorado Away

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FC Dallas Away

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Houston Home

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Portland Home

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Sporting KC Home

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San Jose Away

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Thats all of the new MLS Kits for the upcoming season I think. If I find anymore if anybody needs any other pics then give me a shout and I'll find them.
#250881 Borussia Mönchengladbach
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Cracking season. Looks like everything is moving forward. Now to march on Bayern!! The added Champions Legue money will be a boost as well I would imagine.
#250880 Dans Journey Around The World [FM15]
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Wow really close at the top. At least there is a 4 point gap over 3rd.

I'm sure you will finish the job off. Win 5, draw 2 and you'll be fine.
#250878 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
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Thanks SBR hopefully but not counting my chickens yet!!

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November

This month was going to be about keeping up the recent momentum and solidifying our position at the top of the table. The disappointing fact throughout this month was players moaning which resulted in one of our best players leaving.

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Not a bad first game of the month. Don’t really know what to say here! Highlands park were sitting in 3rd place before this game and were in decent form. We just played them off the park and then some! Here are the goals!



After the 10-0 win it was imperative that we didn’t rest on our laurels and put in another good performance. We did just that. The first half wasn’t the best and we really should have scored more. Thankfully we came out after the break with real menace. 3 goals in 6 minutes took the game away from Baroka and we just saw out the game for the remaining 30 minutes.

If there was ever a game that we needed to win well then this was it. We owed Cape Town for the last game of the season and I made sure to remind the players of this. Yet again we struggled in the first half only scoring the one goal but thankfully in the second half we scored a couple more and the game was put to bed. It was another impressive performance from our defence as we only allowed them shots from 20 yards +.

The final game was against newly promoted Stars of Africa. It was a real poor game with the Stars intent on parking the bus and not attacking us. We found it hard to break them down which was disappointing. A trade mark free kick from Munganga in first half stoppage time gave us the lead. The second half was more of the same. We struggled to carve the defence open while at the other end we could have played without a keeper! We finally scored our second of the game and the match ended soon after.

Another fantastic month. Not only to win a game 10-0 but we’ve had another 4 clean sheets. I really hope that we don’t start getting too far ahead of ourselves and start looking at our start as job done.

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Things weren’t all rosy this month. Throughout the last month and a half players have been coming to me demanding to play more football, wanting to move to a bigger club. It is really starting to take the piss a bit.

Munganga wanted to move to a bigger club, which happened to be SuperSport United. I couldn’t believe what he was saying so I told him no way. Of course he kicked up a fuss so to avoid disrupting the other players he was sold to Al-Jaish (QAT) for £64k. It’s a big loss for us as he was playing fantastically well. Oh well time for somebody else to step up and impress!

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Finally we had the draw for the preliminary round of the Nedbank Cup. We will play at home to Jomo Cosmos. The main thing was to avoid SuperSport and Ajax and thankfully we have done just that. Hopefully we can beat Jomo and get an easy draw in the 1st round.

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October

After a good month in September this month was going to be even more crucial. With games against Ajax and unbeaten Santos this was going to be a real marker to see where we are likely to finish towards the end of the season.

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Before the 2 important games we had to play Witbank Spurs. At home I was very confident and after 2 goals inside 12 minutes I knew that we were going to win. A 3rd just after the half hour mark ended the game. The 2nd half was very poor to watch with neither teams having any real shots on goal.

The important game of the month. We started the game nervously, which was to be expected playing in a 64,000 seater stadium. Once we got over our nerves we grew into the match and had our finishing been better then we may have come away with all 3 points. As it was it wasn’t to be and we had to settle for a point. I was happy with our performance and still believe that not losing away to Ajax is going to massive at the end of the season.

The final game was away to Santos. Santos had had a horror month having lost their last 2 games this was a perfect time to play them. We made hard work of beating them but thankfully we did. Goals in either half saw us home although I would have liked the third goal to have come a lot sooner.

The massive positives from this month is the fact that we are still unbeaten and that we didn’t concede a goal all month. The defence have looked solid and although we haven’t scored a lot of goals we sit top of the league unbeaten.

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September

After starting the season well I was very keen to keep our good start going but with a tough game against SuperSport it could be tricky.

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We started the month off with a money earning friendly. We had 2 weeks off so I was keep to keep the match fitness of the players up. Although we lost the game to Orlando it was a good measure to see where we are. We’re not too far away from a decent Premiership level I think.

Our first league game of the month was a convincing 3-0 win away to Vasco. After scoring early we looked dangerous and was a little disappointed that we only scored 1 more in the first half. The second half was a procession and we offered very little going forward apart from the third goal.

The second league game was going to be a massive test for us. If we want to be in the top 3 at the end of the season then we need to be beating the good teams at home. Thankfully we did just that. The goal in the 15th minute got us on our way and we could and should have scored more in the first half, but our finishing was poor. The second half started better and thanks to an own goal we were in complete control. SuperSport made things nervy with a 79th minute goal but the points were decided in the last minute thanks to a penalty.

The last game of September was away at Ga-Rankuwa and this was a very easy convincing win. A goal in either half was enough for the win. More impressive was that we didn’t allow a single shot on goal.

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#250193 Dans Journey Around The World [FM15]
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Unlucky about last season. You've absolutely flying this season. Hopefully you can keep it up and get promotion.
#250076 SS Official Kits Thread
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LA Galaxy Away

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Chicago Fire Away

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Montreal Impact Away

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Real Salt Lake Away

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Toronto Home

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New England Away

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New York RB Home

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Philadelphia Union Away

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#250022 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
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Pre-Season & August

After the disappointment of last season and not getting into the playoff places, I was determined to start this season off well so we won’t be in such a tight race for the top 3 as we were last year.

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Pre-season went well. Despite the loss to Premiership side Tucks the pre-season was just what we needed. We got the players into match fitness, and although we did suffer 5 or 6 injuries I was happy. The match tactics are now fluid so I was confident heading into our 2 opening league games.

The home opener went exactly like I was hoping. We started at a phenomenal pace and were 2-0 up after 4 minutes. A further 2 goals in the first half including a hat-trick goal for Vilikazi put the game to bed. There were a few chances in the 2nd half but after bringing on the substitutions the game fizzled out and ended a 4-0 victory.

Our last game of the month saw us beat a tricky Maluti team. We were always playing better than them but we just had to concede goals to make it harder for ourselves. We went into half time level at 1-1 after a dubious penalty call gave them their way back into the game. During half time I told the players to believe in themselves but it seemed to fall on deaf ears as we started the 2nd half sluggishly. However the 2nd goal settled us down and the 3rd seemed to finish the game off. Maluti had other plans after scoring straight from the kickoff they made it 2-3 and a nervy last 10 minutes were install. There was nothing to worry about though and we even scored a 4th with the last kick of the game.

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Looking at the table there isn’t a great surprise with 4 of the top 5. Highlands Park are causing a few surprises but they won’t be able to last with us. Ajax CT are doing what they need to do to win but aren’t dazzling anybody. Santos however have started like a house on fire and we will need to keep an eye on them.

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#250014 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
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Thanks Dan that is what I am hoping for. I really believe that we can.

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Off Season

So during the off season there wasn’t a great deal that happened. I got a chance to put my stamp on this team by letting go of 26 players. 24 were released after their contracts had run out. This saved us £9.5k per week on wages. The other 2 players that left weren’t by choice. Our right mid Sithole went to Barcelona (ECU) on a free transfer after he refused to sign a new contract with us. The second player to leave was right back Ntloana who wanted to play in the premiership. So naturally he went to CSKA Sofia for £20k.

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To compensate for losing so many players I have bought in 17 players at a grand total of £125k. That £125k was spent all on one youngster who I believe could become the best left back in South Africa. Out of the new players coming in only 6 or 7 of them are first team players. The others are a mixture of prospects or depth players.

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Key new signings

Reyaad Pietrse will become our new number 1. He was bought in from Premiership champs Kaiser Chiefs. The fact that he is this good at 23 leads me to believe that he can be our number 1 for potentially the next 10 years.

Mthulisi Maphosa joined on a free transfer and will quickly become one of the best centre backs in the league. I’m hoping that he can provide some real quality and hope cut out some of the individual mistakes that we had last season.

Tyroane Mohohlo became the clubs highest transfer when he joined from SuperSport’s Academy. At only 16 he is rated as one of the best left backs in the league, so imagine how good he can be by the time he is 20 let alone 26! I’ll be amazed if he is still at our club when he is 20.

Lawrence Vilikazi has come in as a replacement for Sithole. His stats are just as good and at the age of 22 he has got time to progress and improve. I’m very happy with this signing.

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I asked the board to pay for me to get my first coaching badge and after 5 months I finally have one. I am already training for my second one so hopefully around January-February time I will have completed my second coaching badge.

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I realise that it's a short update, but I couldn't think of anything else to put in!. If anybody wants to see a screenie of anything then just let me know!
#249843 Dans Journey Around The World [FM15]
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Things are looking good. Just stay in the top 3 and then find top form in the last 2 months and you will have the league sorted.

Sounds so easy!!
#249842 RasenBallsport Leipzig - The start of something big
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Congrats dude, great effort. Now to win the bundesliga!!
#249840 Borussia Mönchengladbach
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Great work getting Hazard as European Golden Boy. What tactic are you using to get the best out of him?

Hopefully you can get Champs League football next season and get him back.
#249416 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
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April & May

With 5 games over 2 months could we get into the playoff places and amazingly have a chance at playing football in the Premiership next season?

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We started an import 5 games with a trip Golden Arrows. The Arrows were sitting in 2nd place and looking good for a playoff place. We were looking to get off to a very quick start and we did that by scoring after 7 minutes. We extended our lead on 29 minutes and managed to hold onto that lead till half time. Unfortunately that’s where the good news ended for us. We couldn’t see out the lead and didn’t create any real chances in the second half. In the grand scheme it was a decent point but after being 2-0 up against a playoff team this was 2 points lost, rather than 1 point gained.

We knew that we had to win our remaining games to have any chance of getting into the playoffs. We started off with 2 home games and we won them. They weren’t fantastic wins but what was pleasing is that the defence was holding up.

Against the All Stars the game was won by half time. We slowed the second half down and kept possession really well. An individual mistake led to their goal but overall it was a decent win.

Our last league game at home was nothing to report on. The first half was a dull, boring half and thankfully we scored early in the 2nd half because the remainder of that half was exactly the same. A win is a win but it wasn’t a good one.

Our penultimate game was against mid table Maluti. Just like the last game it was a poor game for the neutrals but ultimately we got the win that we needed. We got our goal from the penalty spot, but then settled down and played keep ball for the remainder of the game. The defence here was quality as they nullified any attacking threat that Maluti had.

After the game we found out that we had moved into third place and were ahead of Santos on goal difference. This meant that heading into our final game, our destiny was in our own hands.

We blew it big time. 2-0 down after 20 minutes and although we scored just after the half hour mark we couldn’t seem to get back into the game. At half time I decided to go all-out attack, even playing the last 30 minutes with only 2 in defence. At the time Santos were winning so we knew that we had to win. We pushed and pushed but no matter what we couldn’t find a way to break them down. Cape Town scored in the 95th minute to confirm what we already knew. We had lost a great chance at promotion and would be back next season to do it all over again.

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This is the final league table. Golden Arrows won the playoff and will replace Ajax CT in the Premiership. Champions Milano United will be replaced by SuperSport United. I’m looking forward to playing Ajax in their 64,000 seater stadium and hopefully showing them South Africa’s version of Total Football!

As for next season I would imagine that Ajax and SuperSport will be up the top but I am hoping that we can be the top dogs. Our home form is going to be key next season. Since I took over we have only lost 1 game at home and that was on penalty’s in the cup. If we can go unbeaten at home then I firmly believe that we will at least be in the playoffs.

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#249403 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
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Poor youth intakes Screenshot of two stars rating player?

Here you go Johno, nothing to write home about.

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#249374 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
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March

Our good run came to an end against the league leaders and a bad performance knocked us out of the cup.

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We continued our winning run by beating Vasco 3-1. We started like a house on fire and before our first goal in the 13th minute we had managed to hit the crossbar, the post twice and had a shot cleared off the line! After the initial onslaught we settled down and after another penalty we took a comfortable lead into half time. Our third game just before the hour mark with a nice finish from Amidu, but unfortunately the team thought the game was won and Vasco gave us a wakeup call by scoring a screamer from 25 yards. We woke up after that and finished the game off.

A trip to runaway league leaders Milano was always going to be a struggle but with the form we were on I was positive about our chances. That attitude soon went away after being 2-0 down after 10 minutes. While we were able to score shortly after half time we couldn’t find the equaliser and I had my first league loss.

For the cup game I once again rotated the squad and it came back to bite us. The players looked like they were complacent and although we were winning at half time, it was a very poor half. We conceded on the hour mark and I was hoping that the players might wake up and it looked like it had the desired effect but once again they switched off in the last 10 minutes and an 87th minute goal sent the game into extra time. Extra Time was rubbish, both teams were tired and there were no chances so it all came down to penalty’s. They scored all 4 but we could only score 3. We were out of the cup in a very disappointing manner which I made the players well aware of.

We had to get our league form back on track and we did just that. The first half went by in a flash with nothing happening. After telling the players to believe a bit more we came out swinging and got the early goal that we needed to settle down. After that we added a second and controlled the game. We put the game to bed in the 79th minute from the penalty spot.

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After the Vasco game we received news that we had won the third period of the First Division. It gave us a nice £25k and just showed how dominant we had been since I took over.

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Throughout the month we received some interesting news that there was talk of a takeover from one of the board members. It was disappointing that it was a promotion from within as it was unlikely to bring in any big money, but the only plus is that there wasn’t talk about replacing me as manager!

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Towards the end of the month I found out who this year’s youth intake were. I wasn’t expecting there to be anybody good as our youth facilities are average and our recruitment is basic at best. Add to this our head of youth development is a joke we were never going to be onto a good thing.

After looking at the players my initial thoughts were completely true.

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#249370 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
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Thanks Dan and Johno it's much appreciated!

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February

So how do we follow up an unbeaten month? We do the same again, including progressing in the cup and Sithole scores 5 in a game!

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We started the month in convincing fashion beating Santos. We scored on the 1 minute mark which calmed the players down and allowed us to play some magical football. For as good as we were it took us until the 33rd minute to double our lead. In the second half we were a little slow after the break and if it wasn’t for our keeper we could have conceded. Thankfully striker Amidu scored just after the hour and put the game to bed.

African Warriors was a really poor game for us. We just couldn’t create any good goal scoring opportunities, no matter what we did. Thankfully the Warriors never looked like they were going to score so we went very attacking in the last 15 minutes and the pressure finally resulted in a tap in for Sithole.

I rotated the squad for the Roses United cup game and after 10 minutes it looked a really bad decision. We were 2-0 down and looked appalling. The good news came through hot prospect Tshabalala who took over the game by scoring 3 goals and assisting in the 4th. As soon as we got the lead we never looked like letting it slip.

The final game saw an amazing individual effort from right midfielder Sithole. After racing into an early lead there was an amazing 3 minutes which saw the lead go from 2-0 to 2-1 and then onto 3-1. Sithole had scored his hat-trick and he wasn’t finished as he scored his 4th in the 32nd minute. At half time I decided that we would go really attacking and try to get Sithole the further 2 goals he needed for his double hat-trick. After adding him to take all set pieces and penalties, we of course got a pen. Naturally in this game he smashed it home and with 20 minutes left there was an outside chance of his 6th. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be and as we pushed hoping for his 6th Witbank caught us on the break twice and made the score line look closer than it ever was.

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So after that fantastic month we are within touching distance of the playoff places. It looked unlikely when I took over but our form has been unbelievable which included a club record 7 games won in a row.

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#249304 Just an idea
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You can, albeit in a roundabout way...

For example a country: http://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-2015/nation/1649/argentina
a league: http://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-2015/league/102421/premier-division
a club: http://sortitoutsi.net/football-manager-2015/team/96/san-lorenzo

If searching for a club change the number in the url to the club's unique ID, followed by the name.

However, the name is sometimes hard to get right, so generally it's easier to go via the nation.

Once you've found the club you can then right click and 'save as' the badge at the top, for the icon, go to the league page for the team and right click the small logo next to its name.

Hope this helps/makes sense.

Thats brilliant, didn't even know that existed!!

Thanks a lot
#249224 Dans Journey Around The World [FM15]
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Good luck in South Africa Dan. Will be interesting to see how you get on!!
#249146 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
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During my first couple of months I have bought in quite a few players. A lot of them have been bought in just to add some squad depth which we really lacked but there are a couple that have already stepped up to the plate and will be key players for us.

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3 key new defensive players.

Jayrad Visagie is my new number 1. Again like so many he came in as backup but with a view to becoming my new number 1. He has taken his chance so well and having only conceded 3 goals in his 6 starts he looks set to be our number 1 for the remainder of the season.

Ashley Volschenk has quickly become Mr. Dependable at left back. Initially he came in as cover on either flank but due to injuries and suspensions he got his chance in our cup win and hasn’t looked back.

Lebogang Shomolekae was signed as a starter and hasn’t put a foot wrong yet in his 6 starts. He has formed a great partnership with our other centre back and the two of them have really steadied the ship and combined with the previous two players it’s no surprise that the form of this team has improved.

2 young attackers to keep an eye on

Tumi Moshobane has initially come in on loan from Kaizer Chiefs but I am confident that we can convince him to join full time when his contract expires in the summer. His stats show that he has fantastic technical skill and at 20 years old this kid can become a real force in South Africa.

Thabiso Mokoena joined from FC Cape Town on a free transfer and I can’t believe that they didn’t want to keep him. My scouts came across him and he looked quality. After some negotiating with Cape Town we had agreed a deal of about £60k with some clauses thrown in. Just as I was about to offer him a contract I found out that his deal was expiring in 6 months! So of course I pulled out of the deal and agreed to sign him at the end of his contract. I asked Cape Town how much to sign him now and amazingly they said £0. Bargain.

So with that this is our squad who will finish out the season.


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Rest of December


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The rest of the month was relatively quiet. I have been trying to bring in some new staff but at the moment their either isn’t anybody decent out there or they just don’t want to join our team. Looks like I’m going to have to make do!

We only played 2 games in the rest of the month and thankfully we won both which is vital for this team. We need to get into a winning frame of mind.

The cup was a nervy tie which was to be expected. We struggled early and for most of the first half, and as predicted they scored early in the second half. Thankfully we scored a break-away goal and tied the game and put it into extra time. In the first half of ET we had our right back sent off for a second yellow card. The game was heading for penalties until our left back playing his first game for us scored in the 120th minute handing us the win.

Not too sure about the friendly as I let the assistant take control of the game. It was good however to beat Swallows who are currently sitting 5th in the Premiership.

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January

Not really sure what to say here. We had the perfect month, winning 4 out of our 5 games including a thumping 8-0 win in my first league game.

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After two decent results in the cup and the friendly game, the lads were looking a bit more confident and boy did it show. It was the perfect game. We were 4-0 up at half time which was very impressive but perhaps even more impressive was that we kept going in the second half. It was a game where we simply couldn’t miss! Munganga scoring a fantastic hat-trick including a 25 yard screamer for his third goal.

The Highlands Park game was a missed opportunity. I felt that we had done enough to get the win, but a poor error from our full back allowed Higlands to score from their only real shot on goal. After that we struggled to create any chances so had to settle for a draw.

Our third game of the month was another convincing win. Ga-Rankuwa’s manager had come out in the press and said that he was looking forward to thumping us. So…. We came out firing straight away and a goal after 40 seconds set us on our way. The chances kept coming and we put them away to race to a 4-0 lead at half time. We slowed in the second half and despite scoring another we let in a soft goal in the last 10 minutes, which disappointed me.

The Thanda game was a proper game of two halfs. First half was rubbish from both teams with no real chances being created. After letting the team know I wasn’t happy at half time they got their act together and became a real threat on goal. We had to wait till after the hour mark to get our goal but once the first went in it was really a tale of how many we would score. Sithole scored all 3 of our goals, and it will be a shame when he leaves at the end of the season.

The final game of the month proved to be an interesting game. Looking at the score line it was look to be an easy win. It was looking that way after 35 minutes with us 3-0 up but then in the remaining minutes of the first half we had 2 players go off injured. We slowed yet again in the second half, but still managed to score another goal. The Eagles pulled one back and then in the next 5 minutes we had our centre back get a ‘light’ injury which left him with 20% fitness. So of course I took him off, but no more than 10 minutes later our right back also got injured leaving us to finish the game with 10 men. Can’t remember the last time we had 4 injures in a game.

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The table is looking a lot better know. I know that it is ambitious but I really think that we can make a push at the playoff spots this season.

One of the most pleasing things for me is that we are now the highest scoring team in our division. Our goal difference has gone from -7 when I took over to an impressive +11. We are also winning games now which was the problem before.



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#249134 Just an idea
Ice Man
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I realise that a lot of work goes into these logos so not really sure how feesable this would be, but I was wandering what the chances are of having the ability to search and save individual metallic logos.

I know that there is an option for the cut out player faces megapack so I just wandered if it would be possible to do so. Might be easier then people asking if it has been done etc

Here is a link for the Faces search option incase I didn't make much sense above.

Megapack Picture Search
#249126 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
Ice Man
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http://sortitoutsi.net/uploads/team/5680075.png


Today is the day. I am finally a professional football manager. I have taken charge of South African first division team Black Leopards. The team are currently in a bit of a rut. We are sitting in 15th place in the league which happens to be the last relegation spot. We have not won in 9 games and have lost 7 of those 9 games.

The board want us to finish mid table and I firmly believe that we have got enough in the team to do that, especially if I can bring in a few extra players and get them playing my way.

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We have got 16 games left in the league and if we can win half of them then we will be looking at the top half of the table. The immediate concern is to stop the losing run. I don’t want to lose more that 5 or 6 league games for the rest of the season.

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My first game in charge will be the preliminary round of the Cup. This is a good chance for the players to play without pressure as I really don’t care about the cup this season. This season is all about finishing well in the league.

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As you may have seen from the job offer, we have been given a fantastic amount of funds to spend and were also under our wage budget which is fantastic. I’m not too sure about the money in and around this league but I would imagine that £230k to spend is up around the best in the league.

I probably won’t spend too much of that money. I will be adding some of it into the wages so will look to probably have around £150k to spend on transfers.

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This is the team that I have inherited from the previous manager. Going on the assistant’s star ratings you would think that it’s a very strong team. The only snag in this prognosis is that the assistant is crap. His ability to judge players is appalling (JPA 9 JPP 8) so I am already looking at bringing in a new assistant as well as some better coaches and scouts.

#249113 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
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Saturday 6th September 2014
So 2 months after deciding to become a football manager I am still unemployed. I applied for the Chivas USA job as I felt that it would be the perfect one season job, but instead they appointed Jimmy Conrad. Oh well, time to wait for the next opportunity.

Saturday 25th October 2014
It has been some time since my last report and things are starting to get interesting. Yesterday Bakora FC & D.C United have sacked their managers. I have applied for both with Bakora being the only realistic chance at getting the job but you never know!

Today I awoke to some comical news. The Jomo Cosmos chairman Jomo Sono has sacked his son Bamuza Sono as manager due to their poor league position. I have also applied for that job but if the chairman is willing to sack his own son after only 8 games, I’m not too sure if I want to work for him!

Sunday 26th October 2014
For the third straight day, another manager has lost his job. This time in Denver, Colorado. Pablo Mastroeni has been dismissed after guiding Colorado to 15th in the MLS. It seems a bit harsh as the Rapids aren’t the team they once were.

The Sporting KC boss Pete Vermes has expressed his interest in the vacant job which is strange as Kansas finished in 12th place.

Monday 27th October 2014
Unsurprisingly the Sporting Kansas board didn’t react well to Pete Vermes expressing his interest in the Colorado managers job. In fact they were so unhappy that they have sacked him!

My application is in the post as Kansas would be a fantastic first club to manage, but we will wait and see.

Sunday 9th November 2014
After a successful interview with Jomo Cosmos I have been offered the manager’s job. I have delayed my decision for a week as I am waiting to hear back from Sporting KC. I also thought that it would give me chance to watch Jomo’s next game but after agreeing to delay my decision, I found out that their next game is in 13 days. Oops!

Sunday 16th November 2014
I won’t be the new manager of Jomo Cosmos. When they returned with their offer I asked for a promotion wage rise of 30%, turns out that this was a bad move. They negotiated the offer to 15%, so when I forcefully said that it was 30% or nothing they kindly showed me the door and I am still unemployed.
They are going to rue this decision. I am making it my mission to ruin that team. I don’t know how, when or where but I can guarantee that it will happen.

Sunday 14th December 2014

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#249112 My Ultimate Football Manager Challenge
Ice Man
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The Ultimate Football Manager Challenge


http://i.imgur.com/THnfwPr.png?1

“Borrowed this pic from Dan. Hope he doesn't mind!”


“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney


I am giving THIS challenge a go, and hoping that it will last a long time. I have recently been struggling to get into and stick at a game so I am hoping that this game can keep me interested as I go for a really big challenge.

These are the titles that need to be won:
La Liga (Spain)
Premier League (England)
Bundesliga (Germany)
Ligue 1 (France)
Serie A (Italy)
AND 5 OTHER TOP LEAGUES.

Champions Leagues
Champions League (Europe)
Champions League (Asia)
Copa Libertadores (South America)
NACL (North American Champions League)
ACL (Africa Champions League)

International Tournaments
UEFA Euros (Europe)
AFC (Asian Cup Of Nations)
Copa America (South America)
Gold Cup (North America)
ACON (African Cup Of Nations)
FIFA World Cup
Confederations Cup

Others:
10 Domestic Cups required (Where Top Level Teams can Enter)
FIFA Club World Cup

So as you can see I have got my work cut out for me! I have changed a few cosmetic things in the database (Club Kits, Right Stadiums & Managers etc.) so hopefully I should be set to begin. I have had a few problems with updated databases since the new patch came out so hopefully it won’t affect the game.

This is my initial game setup.


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“This is from an earlier try that didn’t work. I am actually starting in July, not January”

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Manager Profile & Available Jobs

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So as you can see nothing to write home about. I am a Sunday league player with no coaching badges but hopefully I can blag my way into a manager’s job.

I decided to start with USA, Australia & South Africa for a couple of reasons. Firstly they all speak English so that shouldn’t affect my job chances. (Not sure if this is actually a thing?) Secondly if I can somehow land a job in either Australia or America then I am a lot closer to my goal of winning that continents Champions League.


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As you can see there is not a lot of available jobs. I am applying for the Chivas USA job despite the fact that they are only going to be in the MLS for 1 season. This would be the ideal first job as it allows me to show my ability with the worst team in MLS.

I am not going to apply for the Royal Eagles job just yet because A) I want to see if I can get the Chivas job and maybe a different MLS job first, and B) with the game starting in January 2014 the South African leagues haven’t kicked off yet and I don’t really want to be in charge for all that time with nothing to do, so I’ll just wait it out.

I also will not be applying for any of the international jobs yet. I want to be settled at a club before I even think about international management unless the right opportunity arises.

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#248664 ⬇️ Download Thread - *FM21 Update 1 Released* [3/11/2020] - 2021.01 available via torrent
Ice Man
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Mising logo's from South Africa First Division

Team: Garankuwa United
ID: 65029898

Logo:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/9/9b/20150208192427!Garutd.jpeg

Team: Royal Eagles
ID: 65029901

Logo:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a1/Royal_Eagles_logo.svg/500px-Royal_Eagles_logo.svg.png
#248551 Tips for starting a long career game
Ice Man
14 years ago
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Start unemployed with Sunday League experience and no coaching badges, load up several leagues and go on a long term journeyman save because that's similar to what I have been doing and "twenty two years" later, I'm still enjoying the save - started with Kvik Halden in Norway and now I'm w/ Lugano in Switzerland.

Thats what I am trying at the moment. Hopefully the save will last longer than my usual 2-3 months!!