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#568886 Your Beta Save FM'21
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Is it a code through the email or do we just have steam auto download?

Whenever the game is preordered, you should get a code in the email, which can activate the game once it's been released.
#568863 [FM17] Climbing Jacob's Ladder (Part Deux)
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Dude, don't ruin the guys hopes and dreams to have DNZY be his manager. 😀
#568861 Now I would walk 500 miles...
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It's great to see this career is still progressing along bud. You're doing a superb job w/ Preston. KIU.
#568859 Your Beta Save FM'21
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If I get the game from this site will I be able to access the Beta as soon as it is released?

Yes. If you preorder the game then you'll get the BETA which should hopefully be dropping today at some point.
#568574 Your Beta Save FM'21
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No idea.

I've been thinking Rangers for the BETA and then when the full release is out, probably Larne but guarantee this will change whenever I get bored/sacked.
#567702 Great British Bake Off
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I'd normally watch the Bake Off but although I have it recorded, I just can't be arsed.
#553498 Up The Seasiders!
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Bangor Football Club: Season Review 2019/2020

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https://i.imgur.com/VYSxihC.png - https://i.imgur.com/sPJrvU1.png


Following a long hiatus from the careers section for Football Manager 2020 as I got the sack from National League side Notts County quite early on, I have decided to return and manage my local club Bangor who play in the Premier Intermediate League, the third tier of Northern Irish football

At the end of the 2016/17 season and following a 2-0 home loss to Sport & Leisure Swifts, Bangor were relegated out of the Irish League for the first time in the clubs long history, the club were in turmoil on and off the pitch and changes needed to be made.

The club were accepted in the Ballymena & Provinical Intermediate League Premier Division for the 17/18 season and after a slow start which saw the club win-less after the first two games, the club finished in second place, just behind Glebe Rangers.

However last season was one to remember, not only was it the clubs centuary season but the club romped to the Ballymena Premier title, winning 25 of their 26 league games, only dropping points in a 0-0 home draw to Ballymoney United. A 3-1 win away to St. James' Swifts saw the club secure their first ever league title in the 100 year history and a return to the Irish League,

And now, I'm the one who has been appointed to take them to the next level . . .

PREMIER INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE:

https://i.imgur.com/IRXR47x.jpg

The league campaign turned out to be a massive success, losing just three league games all season and two of them against Limavady who proved to be a real thorn in my side but we did start the season with three consecutive wins as Moyola Park, Banbridge Town and Newington were all dispatched without conceding a goal before that frustrating loss at home to North West outfit Limavady and then a score draw away to Armagh made it two league games without a win and I knew we needed to bounce back and quickly if the club wanted to launch a serious promotion bid.

Indeed we did bounce back in spectacular fashion, losing just two of our remaining fifteen Premier Intermediate League games scoring five goals in our last two away games against Portstewart and Tobermore respectively.

And this means...

https://i.imgur.com/gBC8IBD.jpg

We won the Premier Intermediate League title so it's not only back to back league titles but it's also back to back promotions as the club prepares for life in the Championship next season. We ended up winning the league by a massive 9 points as Newington secured a playoff spot following their 5-2 final day success at Annagh United as the latter finish bottom but don't get relegated into the "abyss" as following Lurgan Celtic collapse at the time, relegation couldn't happen.

LEAGUE CUP:

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Our run in this seasons League Cup ended in the third round despite taking Premiership side Coleraine all the way to a penalty shootout at home. The competition for ourselves started with a 3-1 success away to league rivals Newington before beating then early Championship strugglers Portadown 1-0 at home before our exit at the hands of the Bannsiders,

STEEL & SONS CUP:

https://i.imgur.com/05tuCzw.jpg


One of the two domestic competitions the board didn't seem fussed on but I was determined to win Bangor's first Steel & Sons Cup since 2011 and win it we did. The run started with a 6-0 win at Spiers Park against Magherafelt Sky Blues before three consecutive 2-1 success in rounds three, four and the quarter finals against Newington, Moyola Park and Bourneview. Ards Rangers were edged out in the semi final stage, securing a 3-2 success at Drome Park before beating established Amateur League outfit Crumlin Star 2-0 in the final on Christmas Day.

INTERMEDIATE CUP:

https://i.imgur.com/zJCnAAC.jpg

The Intermediate Cup was the other competition the board weren't fussed on and a quarter final exit at the hands of Lisburn Distillery was frustrating nonetheless. The run to the last eight started at the end of October with a 3-0 win at Islandmagee and then Silverwood were dispatched by the same scoreline at home in round two. A 3-1 win at home to Kilmore happened in the third round and that was followed by a 4-0 win at Ballymena Premier side Chimney Corner in which we had to score four second half goals. Distillery ended our run but c'est le vie.

IRISH CUP:

https://i.imgur.com/pJLEEJc.jpg

We exceeded expectations in the Irish Cup as the club reached the last eight of the prestigious competition, losing 2-0 at home to Premiership giants Linfield - before that though in the previous three rounds we progressed without conceding a single goal which I was pleased with. In rounds four and five Championship outfits Knockbreda and Dundela were disposed off, 1-0 after extra time and then 3-0 respectively before the side secured their first and only success against Limavady this season before the Premiership side dumped us out.


PLAYER STATS:

https://i.imgur.com/brGUacr.jpg

Using both Harmannus van der Bergh and Jonathan Mathieson this season proved to be a master stroke as they scored 36 goals this season between them and that's scary considering they're both very young and they were in the reserve side when I took charge, along with Ronnie Coulter who had a decent campaign but not as good as the two first mentioned,

Getting Dylan Stewart on loan from Portadown came in handy as well and it's a signing I'll be trying to make permanent in the summer if he's interested in talking to me. Signed both Jude Ballard and Dale McCreery in the summer as the club didn't have a single left back on the books, the latter not making a single appearance for the club.

Jack Hedge came through my youth intake in the first season, hence just the two substitute appearances and Gary Lavery also signed late into the season and that's the reason he's only made the four appearances but looks like he could do a job next season in the second tier.

Changes of course need to be made, but I'll be taking my time deciding who joins the club but the key is to get both van der Bergh and Mathieson onto proper contracts if they're interested.
#553122 Red Bull London
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Welcome back to the careers section @K3VO, it's been a while.

You've been steamrolling the lower leagues as I supposed to be expected with the potential money you have been throwing about. But, I love the fact that you've drawn one game in the first four seasons with RB London. KIU mate.
#552551 Now I would walk 500 miles...
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Can't believe how much this has progressed since I last decided to log onto Susie @HockeyBhoy as I'm pretty sure last time I checked on this career you were at Finnish side Ilves although I could be wrong.

Good luck at Preston.
#552550 WAWAW (FM20)
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That's a solid enough start to the Championship season @Number 1. KIU.
#530959 Lets go on a European journey, man!
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I don't think I've seen someone recoup so much money in one transfer window. Good job @Dan. Still following this epic career, even if the person above isn't a fan.
#526326 Lets go on a European journey, man!
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Feel like I haven't commented on here in ages (suppose as I've not logged on for a bit) but good to see you're still going strong with this @Dan and wish I could find motivation to start a career. Quick work with Shakhtar and good luck with Liverpool.
#526325 Now I would walk 500 miles...
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Part of me wishes you took the Vancouver post but I wish you all the best at Tranmere @HockeyBhoy.
#522293 Challenge 3 - FIFA World Super League
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https://i.imgur.com/ghy4wKL.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2NATAbj.jpg

Super League: Second Place = 75 points
Champions Cup: Semi Finals = 75 points
FA Cup: Winners = 100 points

Points Total: 250 points!
#520699 Arsenal, Managed By A Fan
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Foden and Aarons are both superb signings, especially for the price you've paid for both.
#520429 FM2020 Challenge League Sign Up Thread
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Would love to join the challenge

You can join anytime you like. You just can't do the first two challenges.
#519154 Challenge 2 - Oranje Kampioen!
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Didn't really enjoy this challenge, mainly because I'm not a massive fan of International Management.

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Just the 50 points due to our third placed finish in the Silver League.
#518284 Lets go on a European journey, man!
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Nice wee update fella. KIU and superb stuff with Dortmund.

Who is @Dan though? A prick.

#514713 Challenge 1 - Last At Christmas (well new years eve)
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Christ above @r96Skinner, how the hell did you do so badly?
#514603 Earth Trip
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You sure do love a fantastic end to the season.
#514227 Lets go on a European journey, man!
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Fantastic season at Roma @Dan ending in a superb Champions League win.

Time to move?
#513844 A Turkish Delight
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Wow, the board have given you a generous transfer budget for next season.
#513828 Now I would walk 500 miles...
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Good to see you're back @HockeyBhoy and solid updates as per usual.
#513675 Earth Trip
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Can't say I'm surprised the Limerick board gave you the boot @r96Skinner but I'm surprised it wasn't at the end of last season due to that horrific form. Good luck in Belarus.
#513674 Lets go on a European journey, man!
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On a scale of 1-10, how close were you to taking the Barca job @Dan?
#513671 A Turkish Delight
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Things are going well with Galatasary @VP., only second because of goal difference. Keep it up.

Well done on getting third place from that disastrous Champions League group but it's such a shame that Atalanta ended the European run.
#513227 Earth Trip
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What is that form @r96Skinner? Horrific.
#513064 Lets go on a European journey, man!
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Struggling in the league isn't ideal but unfortunately it's one of those things. Wish you the best of luck against Man United though @Dan, hopefully you can progress.
#513063 [FM17] Climbing Jacob's Ladder (Part Deux)
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Well done on winning the league title with Boca Juniors (Gib). It'll be interesting to see what's next @DNZY.
#512647 VP's Definitely Maybe - 3-2-3-2 - V4
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I used this tactic in the Southampton Susie challenge and had decent success. Only change I made was I switched to Positive instead of Attacking.