Mkbw50 Activity

10
Dec
2 months ago
So in African football, there is a competition exclusively for players playing in their domestic league: the African Nations Championship. I always thought this was the reason the 'B Team' tab existed, but it turns out no, I am in charge of this too. In a...
06
Dec
2 months ago
So, the state of play for AFCON Qualifying Group B. Two teams qualify out of four, and each have played four of six games. Tunisia have already qualified with twelve points, Madagascar and ourselves have four, and Niger have two. On the Friday, we visit T...
24
Nov
3 months ago
After the Ramadan (kind of) break, Abdul Rahman is back but finds himself on the bench because of Sajali. In fact we have no injuries or suspensions, and I go with the same team that played Respect for our match at home to SAINS. They came fourth last sea...
23
Nov
3 months ago
The 2025 season is about to get underway, and I've made some changes, while some players have gone. Once I'm done, I'll update, as I need to trudge through pre-season first. However, as I have put the recommendations on "surrounding divisions", my scouts...
06
Nov
3 months ago
There's not really much to do until the next international break but click space, but we get our end of season review. The most common XI was:GK Abdul Rhaman (who I signed someone to replace but ultimately kept his spot)RB Wahab (very versatile)CB Akwensi...
03
Nov
3 months ago
Started the season very rough but improved for a 15-goal season
03
Nov
3 months ago
Before this, some very good news: we have officially avoided relegation courtesy of results elsewhere. Our first friendly is away to Cape Verde, who got to the AFCON quarter-finals and have had an impressive start to World Cup Qualifiers, with four wins f...
31
Oct
3 months ago
On the next Saturday, we visit promotion-chasing Naga UKS, so I go down to Positive. They're all over us, and I'm happy to lose 1-0. Another seven days and we host bottom side WTS, and though we dominate, they go 1-0 up, and we have to graft to find a Wil...
27
Oct
3 months ago
So back to World Cup Qualifiers, and we host Botswana on Friday before visiting Mozambique on Tuesday. Botswana first at the Mandela National Stadium, which, and I swear I'm not making this up, is actually named after Nelson Mandela! Like us, Botswan...
26
Oct
3 months ago
Just a friendly away to Avram Grant's Zambia in this international break, last seen exiting the Africa Cup of Nations in the second round in a 4-0 humbling by Nigeria. A player that catches my eye to get into the squad is Faruku Miya, a regular starter fo...
21
Oct
4 months ago
My scouts don't have a perfect fit, and I'm forced into signing basically anyone with a C- or above, and a whole lot of them are prospects. But at least my positions will be sorted. I bring in fifteen players (plus the first three), all of them frees. Ede...
21
Oct
4 months ago
So, the state of the club. The finances are... okay, actually: for one, they're in the black, for now, but that won't last long as things stand. My first job is to get an assistant manager: I can choose between two regens with stats of 3 in both Judging P...
20
Oct
4 months ago
So this team finished twelfth, but only one team went down in a thirteen-team league. Fantastic. The history of this club is genuinely interesting, so here you go: Founded in 1974 as PB Melayu Malaysia, it seems that their history in the professional...
20
Oct
4 months ago
So our first international break is that of November 2023, as we visit Somalia and host Guinea. The license pack hasn't come out yet so it's the "World Cup African Qualifying Section" "Group 7", but it'll do. So, what of our squad? We have a few play...
19
Oct
4 months ago
It's time for another run of Money Mode, where I start unemployed with no badges and apply for every job I can, taking as much money as I can, with no loyalty.I get my applications in, and the first offers come from a host of international teams, mostly y...
19
Oct
4 months ago
I start unemployed with no badges and apply for every job I can, taking as much money as I can, with no loyalty.
12
Jan
1 year ago
In the next game, which due to the FA Cup has been moved to midweek, we visit mid-table Buxton. I shuffle the team but with the same eleven players, moving Flanagan to defensive midfield and Perry to full-back. We're the better team but can't find a goal...
12
Jan
1 year ago
Going into the new season, the vision is the same as last years: reach the play-offs and the FA Cup First Round, and preferably, be competitive in the FA Trophy. We release a few players, including Chan, and sell Minall to Carlisle. Kennedy no longer want...
10
Jan
1 year ago
The FA says "be competitive" at the Pacific Games in Samoa, which I will try to do. There is a rule that says no players based overseas, which means no Douépéré. Our group contains the Cook Islands, New Zealand Under-23s (yes, they enter their U23s, who h...
06
Jan
1 year ago
So seven games to go, and we just need to keep winning. First off, we visit relegation-threatened Bradford (PA), and it's an untimely 0-0 draw. The good news is that Kidderminster concede a late equaliser, so we're still three points clear, with the Harri...
04
Jan
1 year ago
Our game at home to struggling Gloucester was postponed due to the Luton match to midweek, and Minall is the latest player to have a strop over a broken promise. Anyway, we batter Gloucester 4-0. Green is out with a cold, and backup Sebastian Chan, who we...
02
Jan
1 year ago
Our next game is at midweek away to mid-table Alfreton, and it's a confident 3-0 win helped by a late red card. The boss of Aldershot, from the league above, is there to watch Price. Soon they bid a ridiculously low offer, and when I reject it, he looks t...
02
Jan
1 year ago
The cup game means that our match at the weekend is rescheduled to midweek, we host Kidderminster, who are doing well. We are nowhere near our best and while we miss a few chances, it's hard to complain about a 2-0 defeat. At the weekend it's a trip to Bu...
31
Dec
1 year ago
First, it would be good to explain how this division works: the top team gets promoted, the top six go into promotion play-offs, and the bottom four get relegated. Our first game is at home to newly-promoted Atherton Collieries, and we are totally dominan...
30
Dec
1 year ago
In the road to the 2031 Pacific Games cycle, both Scunthorpe and Stevenage, two teams who have just been relegated from the fifth tier, offer me a job interview. Both teams offer me a job, and I choose Stevenage, who give me £775pw. Stevenage are a team t...
27
Dec
1 year ago
The road to the 2028 Nations Cup in New Zealand begins with a friendly away to Kiribati on the sandy pitch. We win 3-0 despite a late red card for us. The new Reims boss Thierry Laurey is there to watch Douépéré. The draw for the Nations Cup is made, and...
23
Dec
1 year ago
Harrogate were a much less enticing prospect than Yeovil, but they offered first so I took the job as per the rules of the save. In real life they're in the English fourth tier, the EFL League Two, and actually reached the promotion playoff final in the f...
19
Dec
1 year ago
In the lead-up to the Nations Cup there are a few friendlies. First up, we visit Papua New Guinea and Douépéré is back in the squad. He is probably the star man, and now that Jekob Jeno has fallen off and is a free agent is the only player playing for any...
19
Dec
1 year ago
So the 2027 Pacific Games begins and the big story is that Douépéré doesn't make the squad. Probably a mistake but my Assistant made a suggestion and I couldn't be asked to change it, I'm still getting paid. Anyway, the group winner goes for gold and the...
17
Dec
1 year ago
For some reason, the last message in my Hereford save didn't go through. It didn't end well, we got relegated bottom, and I was sacked. A brief rundown:There was a general theme of playing well in games but just not getting the result. Scoring goals was a...
11
Nov
1 year ago
The next focus will be on the Nations Cup, with three months until it starts. The draw is made, and we get a tough group, with New Zealand, the Solomon Islands, and hosts Tahiti. The top two teams go to the semi-finals, while the top three advance in Worl...
06
Nov
1 year ago
Hereford's goals for me are thus: I must work within the wage budget, and it is "preferred" that I grow the club's reputation. The five-year plan is that this season I must avoid relegation from the National League North and reach the FA Cup proper (i.e....
03
Nov
1 year ago
There is good news for my tenure at New Caledonia: the FA seemingly have forgotten all about the Pacific Games and my rating is back to a C and my security is Stable again. They don't like my tactics, but there is a blank rating for competitions and resul...
31
Oct
1 year ago
So, I was worried that this save might be quite boring as I just stay at New Caledonia, but then Northern Irish second-tier side Loughgall say they have been "impressed" with me and offer an interview. For the Pacific Games, the big decision is to dr...
29
Oct
1 year ago
Another run of money mode, where I take whatever job gives me the most money, starting unemployed with no badges. I have to take every interview I'm given, and if a job offers me a pay rise, I take it.I apply for every single job I can. Each one, and...
29
Oct
1 year ago
Starting unemployed, I can only take the jobs that offer me the most money. STATS New Caledonia 3 July 2022- (£7,000/wk) Another run of money mode, where I take whatever job gives me the most money, starting unemployed with no badges. I have to take every interview I'm given, and if a job offers me a pay rise, I take it. I apply for every single job I can. Each one, and New Caledonia are the ones to appoint me. For... £7,000 a week??? Wow. Palestine, American Samoa, and Zimbabwe couldn't compete! They don't even have a fixture coming up, and the Oceanian qualifiers will take up hardly any time. In the spirit of the save, it's perfect: a sunday league footballer who doesn't speak the language getting paid 364k to manage about four games a year. No club side takes me, meaning this save will start in New Caledonia! We don't have any games scheduled, but soon the Solomon Islands request a friendly. I accept. There are three competitions that matter: - World Cup Qualifiers - The Nations Cup (Oceanian version of the Euros, Copa América, etc) - The Pacific Games (Like the Olympics for Pacific Island nations) Preferably, I want to do well and move from New Caledonia to elsewhere, let's see how it goes! For the first game, I go with a 5-3-2 DM WB... Route One. That's why they're spending nearly 400 grand a year on an English manager, right? The best players include midfielder Jakeb Jeno, who is a squad player for Ligue 2 side Grenbole, free agent left-back Noam Trabé who has never enjoyed regular football, and goalie Rocky Nyikeine, of New Caledonian giants Hienghène. Sadly, attempts to convince Real Oviedo player Koba Lein to switch from France do not work. In our first game then, we labour and in the first half we are being dominated, but the score is 0-0. I switch to cautious and we actually look a lot better but we end up conceding two late goals, a 2-0 loss. I've already earned nearly a hundred grand by now so couldn't care less. We get another two proposals from Fiji and Kiribati, and those games will be in March. There will be a few more months of sitting on my backside doing nothing. But then Trabé, without a club since 2020 decides to retire, after I handed him his debut. He's 25, for goodness sake, just come back to New Caledonia and play here! Ah well. We lose 4-1 to Fiji, and I've nearly fleeced the FA out of a million quid. Next we visit Kiribati on a pitch made out of sand, and they are not even members of FIFA or the OFC, and lost their last game 8-1 to Tahiti. To be honest, I don't even know why they're on the game with a pitch that is sandy and it's raining but we win 5-1 with Lues Waya scoring a hat-trick. So that's good. The big deal in 2023 is the Pacific Games, with the draw taking place. We are in the six-team Group B, with American Samoa, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the hosting Solomon Islands. The FA says it's "not important" how I do and I think i literally cannot get sacked. The group winner goes to the final with second going to the Third Place Playoff, this will be tough.
17
Jan
2 years ago
So, three games to decide if I have a chance at promotion. All I must do is get a top two finish in this group, which now that I say it out loud is actually not easy at all. The first game, away to Gresik United.The worst possible start. 10th minute. 1-0...
11
Jan
2 years ago
Next is an away game to Persekat which we win 3-1 without a fuss. I get another job interview, this time from Mitra Kukar, who are in Liga 2 but are on the other side (as there is a Group A and Group B in the First Phase). I accept, there is no reason not...
07
Jan
2 years ago
So as I said our next game is at home to managerless PSKC and we are having the most chances and find ourselves 1-0 up, but not dominating the game like I hoped we would. And we concede a sloppy 85th minute goal. As minutes turn to seconds I start to thin...
07
Jan
2 years ago
Last season ended in November, and it's not until June that Indonesian football gets underway again. Skipping through to March (the next Vanuatu game), I seem to have bought an utter shitload of players as every week or so I think 'oh go on then' and buy...
06
Nov
2 years ago
So, the first game, at home to Kalteng Putra, is considered a good chance to win, but it's not helped when after just 250 seconds my new right back gets sent off on his debut. Great. But exactly 180 seconds later we go 1-0 up, putting a prospect of a nerv...
04
Nov
2 years ago
So the first game for me in charge of Vanuatu is a huge FIFA World Cup qualifier semifinal against New Zealand, over two legs. Losing the away leg 3-0 is not ideal, but is, to be honest, expected. Before I have the second leg I once again have no right or...
30
Oct
2 years ago
Money Mode: With no badges, licenses, or reputation (or knowledge of or skill at FM21) try to sponge as much money as possible. The first thing I do is apply to every vacant job. After many interviews the job I get paid the most at is Dewa Utd (£950p...
22
Oct
2 years ago
Money Mode: With no badges, licenses, or reputation (or knowledge of or skill at FM22) try to sponge as much money as possible.
30
Apr
2 years ago
After some time away from this save I return to this save: before I left I played a friendly (a 1-0...
25
Jan
3 years ago
After a 2034 without any matches, we play a friendly against American Samoa to prepare for the 2035...
16
Jan
3 years ago
We win 2-0 in a friendly against Kiribati which is obviously not ideal, and a 2-2 draw against Tuval...
14
Jan
3 years ago
For a friendly against Tonga, our foreign-based players are back, and so seven changes are made, we...
13
Jan
3 years ago
A friendly against Tuvalu reveals 4-star free agent Louis Waima into the squad, slotting in at CB an...
06
Jan
3 years ago
For a friendly against Tonga, I am allowed to play my foreigners, including a 5-star current ability...