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    Does anyone use wingers anymore?

    As usual of me I've been playing in the South Seas (havent posted on here in a bout a year, and didn't do my yearly Cook Islands Story, but ****) I've spent about 6-7 seasons trying to recreate/tweak tactics that I have been using in European top divisions and none of them seem to translate at...
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    Why think you are so good?

    This ***** is by far my best player, playing in Evo-Stik Northern N1D. Scoring goals all season, on more money than everyone else... So far so good, the little ***** wont score goals anymore because he wants a new contract, fair enough... What does he want £2k a week! my budget is only a...
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    Buying the National Stadium???

    I'm nearing the end of my 7th season in my current save, I've scraped enough money together to buy my current stadium and am now expanding it. During the expansion I'm playing in the countries national stadium. After a few bevies last night I went to boardroom screen and was looking at what I...
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    You Favourite Boxer... And Why?

    After reading the Haye v Klischko thread I started to wonder who was my favourite boxer. So then was interested in what everyone else thought. I have a couple of favourites that span 200 years of boxing, one I've only read about, one I've watched old footage of and the other I've seen live...
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    Coach Atributes Improving?

    How long does it generally take for Coaches attributes to improve, It used to have something to do with the work load, but lets say they are all light, any ideas? I presume there is also a difference depending on contract type too, 4 years on Amt contracts and nothing is happening for me, I've...
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    Complete World Cup Qualifiers List.

    I have gathered the data of all World Cups together after the ruling went against us the other day in England's World Cup bid to see if I could make sense of the decision. It makes some sense to me when I've correlated the data however I do not agree with a team never having qualified in their...
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    The Cook Islands: Episode II Attack Of The Cooks

    NOT SO LONG AGO IN A COUNTRY FAR FAR AWAY... Or the story so far... 2010-11 Nikao Sokattack were in raptures to give me, Daft C**nt the managerial post at Nikao Field, Rarotonga. After a short but illustrious career of 11 games in the centre of the park for Cook Island injury forced me to hang...
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    Dynamic Reputation in Small Nations

    For a many FM's now I've tried to get the Cook Islands into the World Cup its been long and arduous and never successful, I have however managed to win a couple of Oceania Nations Cups along the way though. With D-Rep now I have a chance so starting with a Cook Islands Cup team (Nikao...
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    Total Confidence Loss 3/4 of the way through a season

    When opening new nation rule in Oceania ie Cooks Islands, Fiji and the sort when you manage in the league at around the 3/4 stage your board confidence in Competitions entered drops to 0% regardless of results. It does not drop however in the Competitions tab itself. It happens season after...
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    Cup Success... A Hinderance!

    In my current game I did really well in my last season winning the league and a cup. Now it seems im a victim of my own success... the board wish me to finish in the top half of a higher league and to get to the later stages of four cups. Although I have a team capable of it, the fixture list...
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    The Fortune, The Fame, The Horror, The Shame

    As a long term fan of the Cm/Fm games (I've played since the original on the Amiga) I've never been a top flight manager since Cm 01/02 (sad I know) However much it has been done before, i wish to give my spin on being a good LLM (as many would agree with me its a little of a lifestyle choice)...
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    New England Manager...

    and the FA have chosen... ... Adrian Boothroyd !?!?! what? its my 3rd season and he hasnt managed anyone for 2 years!
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    Maltese Database working perfectly

    Ive found a maltese DB that im using the info from to create a maltese league on FM09, im currently playing it to see if there are any huge flaws or errors that appear in the general running of the game, and i cant find any. the only problem i can see with it is that Valletta have 25 million in...
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    Sacked after 3 games!!!!

    i have just received my marching orders 3 games into the season, from the peasant chairman of Vauxhall! without warning too. it came to match day 4 and i was sacked the morning before. i was in 3rd place, 2 wins and a draw +7GD i didnt apply for other jobs. didnt abuse the players, or...
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    Jokes

    3 old Football fans go to a spiritualist to find out the future of their respective clubs. When God has been contacted, the first one asks, "When will Newcastle win the FA Cup?" "Within 10 years," replies God. "Oh *******, I'll probably be dead by then." So the second old man asks God, "When...
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    What type of Manager are you?

    regardless of reputation whenever i check my own profile and look at the manager description im always a "Popular Manager" its not just FM09 either i've always been one since first FM split from CM. so i was wondering what other people were? there must be more than that, i just dont like to...
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    Beginners guide to Editing

    The Data Editor provided with FM09 allows for the manipulation of the game database, which is the life and soul of the game. It is a simple enough tool to use and can change almost (note almost) anything within the game. The most common manipulations are: Clubs Players Leagues Stadiums There...
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    FAQ on FM-Base

    Right ive had a **** day at work, my editor is a *****. i woke up with a hangover and i cant move me arms from training last night... Im also getting sick of seeing the same questions on here... So this is how it is... "who should i be?" Answer: Be anyone you want you fools, its your game...
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    Greenland League playable!

    Ive got a bit ****** off with the new patch for 09 messing up my game, so ive reverted to 08 and searching on the net i found a fun little database which makes the Greenland League playable, if its any good i'll see if i can upload it here if im allowed, here's the link anyway...
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    The Pub Naming Game

    While down the pub (Tut'N'Shive), which may incidentally be in the process of shutting down, we decided to think of stupid name that it could be called. The rules of this game are simple... you need 2 names as in "the dog and gun"... but these names can in no way be related. for example mine...
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