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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:29 am
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5th December 2019

Haha, what!


They're 14th in the Prem!

For what it's worth, mid-table Premier League jobs like this were exactly what I wanted to come out of this save. I really didn't expect to be considered for PL jobs this early on. I've only got it as a 'playable league' so quality players don't disappear from the database.

It's obviously tempting but at the moment I can't see anything tearing me away from Fakel before the end of the season. Even then, I don't think I'd want a PL job just yet as I don't think I've quite earned that shot. Good to see Fritjof's stock rising though!
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:47 am
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8th December 2019

Oh come on.


Valencia are a massive club (even if they are 17th). And a team I've always, always wanted to manage. They've even signed Fellaini. Most tempting one yet. But I reluctantly pull an extra jumper on and settle in for the long Russian winter.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:54 am
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10th December 2019

As mentioned it's now the winter break in Russia. We're just past the halfway mark (30-game season!) and are currently 13th, in the relegation playoff places.


Although we very clearly could go down, I'm pleased with how we're doing. For a long spell we honestly had so many injuries and it was just about getting through each match. But now they've started to get fit again we've hit some good form - three wins in our last four (and the other was away to Zenit, so fair enough). With the strength of the squad we really have no right to be staying up, but if we steer clear of more injuries in the second half of the season I think we've got a real chance. It would be one of my greatest FM achievements if we did.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:08 am
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20th December 2019

This game has to chill out and stop trying to steer me towards jobs I've picked out as aspirational for the future.


They've won European trophies ffs.

I'm getting interview offers basically every day at the moment. It must be partly because my contract is due to expire soon, and my own wages aren't very high, so a club wouldn't have to pay much compensation for me.

As things stand though there is only one job in world football I'd leave Fakel for before the end of the season: the national coach of Frijof's motherland, Norway.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:32 am
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29th January 2020

It's happening!

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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:11 pm
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3rd April 2020


The takeover is finally complete, to much anticlimax.


The new owners seem to like Fritjof as they a) didn't sack him and b) proposed talks for a new contract (which were refused, lol). They've also increased the transfer budget from about 200k to about 2m, but obviously not much I can do with that in April.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:56 pm
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12th April 2020

A huge result to end another bad winless run.


Yes, David Bentley's Rostov.


On the subject of Rostov, making a note of their 18 y/o regen striker who I would like to sign one day (for a better team than Fakel).


Hopefully this will be the catalyst for a run of a few good results now, because with eight games to go we're in the relegation playoff places, four points ahead of automatic relegation and four points behind complete safety.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:59 pm
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30th April 2020

It's just slightly too soon to say we've fucked it, but we're some way through the process of fucking it. 


Since we came back after the winter break we have a terrible record of P9, W1, D2, L6. We have a very poor return of 23 points from 25 games. We are still just barely above the automatic relegation spots, but the teams around us are finally starting to get some big results themselves. We badly need to pick up some points from our final five games, but three of these are against very tough opponents in Spartak Moscow, Dinamo Moscow and Zenit. The other two are massive six-pointers against Ural and Terek - games that will surely decide our fate.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:08 pm
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17th May 2020

The classic FM technique of stopping a bad run by changing to a more attacking formation against a team you theoretically should beat but probably won't on current form. Works every time.

(Just a shame I've had to wait so long to face a team weak enough to be even worse than us.)


With two games to go this could just be enough to spare us automatic relegation.
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Re: FM 2017: Reisen er belønning

on Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:32 pm
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23rd May 2020

Okay here's where we are. One game to go.


We can't now secure safety by catching XX - the best we can do is the relegation playoffs and hope we survive there. But we haven't yet avoided automatic relegation. Our final game of the season is away to Terek, one place and two points below us, so all we need to do is draw. Lose and we're down.
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