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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    I remember as a kid when 00/01 and 01/02 first came out, Ireland actually had a hell of team with the right scouting and tactics. The two Keane's, Duff, Given of course, but also Stephen McPhail, Derek Toibin, Martin Rowlands, Alan Quinn, were all way better than they were/would turn out to be in real life. I got to a world cup semi with them once (and a World Cup final with some save scumming...).
    Just remembered that Colin Healy was an absolute beast for this team at DMC once Roy Keane retired. I'm getting tempted to bust out the original game and try the Irish national team again.
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    May as well post my problem child behaviour again.
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    Some of them were in Team of the Week in fairness.
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    Andri Sigporsson. He'd always finish with more goals in a season than games.

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    You could get some brilliant players for peanuts from lower leagues in Holland, Belgium and Scandinavia at times. Iceland was a great spot for bargains back in the day. Jeez am tempted to fire this up again now!

    Used to pick a country with a decent pyramid and try to get the smallest club I could find that played in Blue and White up through the leagues and into Europe. Or whoever took my fancy really.

    Must check up on how Vfr Mannheim are doing these days. And Nuneaton Borough. And Eastleigh. And Pisa. And Northwich Victoria.

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    And now I'm downloading this again...
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    Strong choice of venue from the MFA there


    Didn't stop a decent enough crowd showing up though:

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    Let's see how this plays out...
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    You manager age must be in their 70's by now in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    You manager age must be in their 70's by now in that?
    Well I downloaded a patch to have the game start in 2017/18. I've never actually played a game this far into the future before, I wonder how old it will let me get...

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    Ah, that makes more sense. Think the furthest I got was in CM4 when I played 15 or 16 seasons. Only recently picked up FM20, so I've just started a game on that. Interesting to see just how far the game has come in a couple of years as it was 2013 (maybe 14) the last time I really played it.

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    The last one I picked up was FM17, which I found a little too much work to be fun.

    I built up Reading (I pick random clubs at times; I have no attachment to Reading) to be more or less what Everton are now, but couldn't solve inconsistency, and was a bit frustrated by want-away players - especially ones I'd developed considerably myself. I had a midfielder I'd taken up from the Championship demand to go to Wolves, who were no better than Reading, and promptly got relegated on their bench the same season I broke into the top half.

    I was especially ****ed off that on promoting a number of youth players looking for improved contracts, they no longer counted as youth players and the board criticised me for not giving youth a chance in spite of having several club-developed teenagers in the first team.

    Do any of the more recent ones seem like an improvement to ye?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John83 View Post
    The last one I picked up was FM17, which I found a little too much work to be fun.
    This would sum up my feelings of the last decade of FM.
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    I think the balance shifted from fun to work about the time the 3d match engine was introduced
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    So this happened...


    and this...



    Only have to wait 20 years before the LOI take our true place at Europe's top table
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr A View Post
    You could get some brilliant players for peanuts from lower leagues in Holland, Belgium and Scandinavia at times. Iceland was a great spot for bargains back in the day. Jeez am tempted to fire this up again now!

    Used to pick a country with a decent pyramid and try to get the smallest club I could find that played in Blue and White up through the leagues and into Europe. Or whoever took my fancy really.

    Must check up on how Vfr Mannheim are doing these days. And Nuneaton Borough. And Eastleigh. And Pisa. And Northwich Victoria.
    Last time I played it was FM2014,

    Decided to go down the International route. Picked Curacao in the Caribbean because of their absolute shtoney-sh!t playing schedule so you would breeze through years at a time.

    Great thing about Curacao is that it is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands so you can absolutely pillage youth players from the Mainland at will. A couple of those come to you, and it's a tough sell, but it can happen and you zoom up the rankings!

    Got me a job with Croatia as a result. That is slightly more fraught with the ethnic poaching...

    Quote Originally Posted by peadar1987 View Post
    Strong choice of venue from the MFA there
    That properly made me calve right there! Bravo.

    Didn't stop a decent enough crowd showing up though:


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