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Career Foxy’s Score One, Take One: Match Days 40 and 41

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Score One, Take One

Welcome to this new career that I will be posting alongside my main save Tenuous Links and will be updated daily as much as I can with short one game updates.

This is similar to a challenge @UKFootballScore brought to Vibe 4 years ago and also a challenge that the FM YouTuber GoldenFM has done on his channel in the past but I have changed the rules slightly from GoldenFM’s version to suit myself and make it a bit simpler.

UKFS Challenge is here.

GoldenFM YouTube series can be found here.

Lets deal with the elephant in the room first.

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This challenge requires the IGE to work! I will only be using it to transfer players immediately into or out of my club. I won’t be using it to make the save easier in anyway by editing my players, club, opponents players or clubs.

Now that’s out the way let’s take a look at how this will work and the rules.

In every game I play the players on my team and my opponents are playing for there futures at the club. If I win I can take my opponents best player or players on the day and if I lose my best players are going the other way.

Rules

  • The winning margain determines the number of players that will be transferred either into my club or to my opponents. So if I win 3-1 I will get 2 new players from my opponents.
  • A draw means that I do a player swap with my opponents so that I get there best rated player and they get mine.
  • It is the players with the highest rating on the day that get transferred. If there are more players then needed to be transferred on the same rating then the player with the highest season AvR will be transferred. If that is still equal then it is the player with the most season goals or if that isn’t applicable then my choice.
  • No other transfers are allowed by myself.
  • Any players I win are immune from being transferred out in the next match.
  • The challenge is over if I’m sacked or if I need to use a greyed out player in my starting XI.

Thats the challenge rules so who will I be taking charge for this challenge?

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I will be heading to the Fox’s spiritual home of Dorset and taking over at Bournemouth as they have a decent squad but not so good that I can just rock up with any old tactic and win game after game.

I will be using the Gegenpressing tactic that @Ashez and myself came up with for FMM18 as I am interested to see how it goes in FMM19.

 

I have played pre-season which with no transfers going either in or out took me about 5 minutes😁 I also have my assman doing training as it would just be a nightmare with players going in and out after every game.

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The fixtures have been fairly kind to start with as we take on Burnley at home first and then travel to Fulham for our first away game. It then looks a bit trickier as we take on Spurs and then take a trip to the Theatre of Screams to take on Man Utd.

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Hopefully that’s all the information you guys need and I hope that you will all follow along.

Update Index

Click the match day to be taken to that post.

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4 hours ago, Ashez said:

I'm really intrigued by this, good luck mate!

This really could go either way tbh as a couple of bad loses early on and the squad could start to look a bit thin 😮

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6 hours ago, DutchTony said:

This has really caught my eye. Looking forward to the first update.

Great to have you on board.

The first update will be out later today.

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I promised daily updates so let’s see how well I keep up with them. I have decided that we will do 2 games per update most days to keep things moving.

Match Day 1: Burnley @ Home

This seemed a good game to start the season and an early chance to bring in some new faces to the squad.

They made us work for it but we got the win in the end and throughly deserved it as well. So I get my hands on 3 Burnley players in the first match of the season 733855CE-5A43-496F-9AC5-7B5C91A0B496.thumb.png.93673e63dbef816a1d31ae26566a8fc0.png

 

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The first 2 players we get are Lowton and Ward and I was very happy to welcome both FB into the squad as I feel we were light in that area apart from Adam Smith our RWB. We then had 6 players on 7’s and as it was the first game of the season I couldn’t use AvR to split them so I used Random.org to pick a number between 1 and 6. The number 3 came out meaning that Ben Gibson joins the Cherries which again suits me down to the ground as he is a solid BPD.

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This left us in 3rd after the first games of the season.

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Match Day 2: Vs Fulham Away

Another excellent chance for 3pts and to steal a few more players as we travel to West London.

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A bore draw as we failed to make our chances count and this means that it is a player swap between our best player in the match and Fulham’s.

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Our star man was our LWB Rico so he is off to Fulham which is a shame as he is decent. We did ok the other way though as Stefen Johansen has the highest AvR out of there 7 rated players and he suits my tactic as he looks a decent BBM.

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That leaves us 6th in the league and although I would have loved 6pts from our first 2 games I am happy enough with the start and we have gained 4 good players with just 1 lost.

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Tomorrow’s update

We face 2 tough games as we play Spurs at home before a trip to Manchester Utd.

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16 minutes ago, URz said:

What happens if you do so well that you hit the squad limit?

Not expecting it to be a problem as including reserves there are 80 player slots and I'm not convinced I will do that well.

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I've fallen in love with this already. Possibly my favourite challenge ever. Looking forward to tomorrow's update 👏

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Just thought - you could go waaaay over your wage budget even if you adjust your finances. Then what? Sacked by the board?

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21 minutes ago, DutchTony said:

I've fallen in love with this already. Possibly my favourite challenge ever. Looking forward to tomorrow's update 👏

 

2 minutes ago, DutchTony said:

Just thought - you could go waaaay over your wage budget even if you adjust your finances. Then what? Sacked by the board?

Thanks for the kind words 😁

The only way around that is to use the editor to reduce wages if the squad starts to get too large and expensive. I debated this with @Ashez before starting the save actually and we decided it was the only course of action to keep the season going. This isn’t a realistic way of playing so I think it can be justified to keep the save going although lose a few games and it won’t be a problem 😂

 

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25 minutes ago, Foxy said:

 

Thanks for the kind words 😁

The only way around that is to use the editor to reduce wages if the squad starts to get too large and expensive. I debated this with @Ashez before starting the save actually and we decided it was the only course of action to keep the season going. This isn’t a realistic way of playing so I think it can be justified to keep the save going although lose a few games and it won’t be a problem 😂

 

Lol true.

You could use sugar daddy a few times to give yourself a few hundred million and move it all to wage budget i guess, then no need to go through adjusting everyones wages.

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Going to be honest, didn't like it at first, just thought you and @Ashez were nuts. Like wackytiddlediddletacky nuts, that kind. But this is so weird, so false, so bizarre.. I'm imagining the process after each game, players swapping shirts, signing new contracts, calling their families with the sad/happy new, whichever way you look at it 😂

Liking it. 

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Match Days 3 and 4

Yesterday we made a decent start as even though we lost a good LWB we gained 3 other good defenders and a CM.

Today we take on Spurs at home followed by Peterborough in the Carabao Cup.

Match 3: Spurs at Home

I had this game down as our first true test and it was an entertaining game with chances for both sides but with us creating 3 CCC I think we deserved the win.

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This was exciting as think of the players I might have won, Kane, Alli or maybe Eriksen!

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Ok three defenders all on 8’s isn’t hugely exciting but they are good players and following a check of there AvR’s it was Danny Rose that headed back down the M3 to Dorset with us and I was delighted as he is a good replacement for Rico who went to Fulham in the last update.

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Match Day 4: Peterborough Away

Not an exciting draw in the cup as it is unlikely we would pick up any great players from the League 1 team but if we lost it would be interesting to send them a Premier League player or 2.

They made us work for it but in the end it was a straight forward win.

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Joe Ward the goal scorer joins us who is actually very versatile as he can play all along the right hand side and also LW George Cooper joins as well. Neither are very special but if it starts to go wrong they may come in handy.

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So at the end of the update we are into the 3rd round of the Carabao where we will take on Chelsea in a few updates time and sit in a very healthy 7th position in the league and have gained ourselves an England international LWB.

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Tomorrow’s Update: Games versus Man Utd and Everton.

Thank you for reading.

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1 hour ago, DutchTony said:

I would have been so gutted to get Danny Rose 😁

He's decent enough but I won't lie Kane would have been good but saying that it could have been Vincent Jansson so Rose was a nice middle ground!

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Rose isn't the most sexy get but he's a solid addition to the squad, tbf I've never really rated Rose but his in game attributes aren't that bad. He's always struck me as similar to Clyne like he's more of an athlete than a footballer if that makes any sense lol. 

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7 minutes ago, Ashez said:

Rose isn't the most sexy get but he's a solid addition to the squad, tbf I've never really rated Rose but his in game attributes aren't that bad. He's always struck me as similar to Clyne like he's more of an athlete than a footballer if that makes any sense lol. 

He is an upgrade from Stephen Ward who I won from Burnley so I am happy enough with him. With the Man Utd game tomorrow I can’t help thinking if I could even get a draw what player I may win from them although it’s a big ask.

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2 minutes ago, Foxy said:

He is an upgrade from Stephen Ward who I won from Burnley so I am happy enough with him. With the Man Utd game tomorrow I can’t help thinking if I could even get a draw what player I may win from them although it’s a big ask.

You're a bigger club than them so doubt they'll have many worthy upgrades tbh, throw the game and give them a bone 😂😂😂

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9 hours ago, Ashez said:

You're a bigger club than them so doubt they'll have many worthy upgrades tbh, throw the game and give them a bone 😂😂😂

I keep forgetting that Man Utd are a mid table team nowadays! Maybe I will play the 2 lads I won from Peterborough and give some of the main men a rest 😁

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Match Days 5 and 6

Today’s update sees us take on Man Utd and then Everton in the league.

Match Day 5 versus Man Utd Away

It was mixed feelings travelling to Old Trafford as a heavy defeat and we could lose some hard earned players but on the flip side a win or a draw and we could see players like Pogba, Lukaku or Sanchez on the bus with us back down south. The player I would have most liked to win is David De Gea as he would be an excellent upgrade on Begovic.

Going 1 down inside 8 minutes made things tricky but Johansen quickly equalised and then we took control of the match through goals from King and then Wilson! Nothing much happened in the 2nd half and we were good value for our win as we took all our CCC’s and dominated possession as well.

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Lukaku scoring was actually a blessing is disguise as it meant he got an 8 and is heading home with us. DDG did get a 7 along with 4 other guys so I was hopeful but after an AvR check I found out that Darmian would be joining us which is very muh tbh, I mean he is ok but no better.

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Darmian isn’t any better then we have so just becomes a body in the squad and actually Lukaku doesn’t fit in the Gegenpressing tactic as we have no out and out striker so it will be interesting to see how he plays as a FR.

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Match Day 6 versus Everton at Home

With us in good form Big Rom had to settle for a place on the bench going into the Everton game as why change things on the back of a good win.

This game really could have gone either way and Lukaku really was the difference as he came on after an hour and 5 minutes later he drifted in from the right and smashed one in to win the game.

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It was another situation were I needed AvR to see who would join us and I had no major preference who it was as all the guys with 7’s would be good additions to the squad. In the end it was Schneiderlin who had the best AvR and he will become our starting DLP.

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Spoiler

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Top of the league after the Everton game albeit with teams below us still to play but it’s a good place to be and the squad feels stronger then at the end of the update.

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A really great couple of games with a worldie of a striker joining, a decent DLP and then Darmain who adds to the squad if not much else. 

Tomorrow’s update: Games versus Watford and the Carabao Cup 4th round tie versus Chelsea.

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Some stunning victories there 😛 doesn’t take much to beat United these days mind. I’m really enjoying this, KIU mate 

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3 hours ago, Nucleus said:

Some stunning victories there 😛 doesn’t take much to beat United these days mind. I’m really enjoying this, KIU mate 

 

27 minutes ago, Rob2017 said:

The most hilarious yet fun challenge. 

Cheers lads.

I’m really enjoying playing this myself although it is weird playing only 2 games of a save everyday.

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30 minutes ago, DutchTony said:

Already top of the league and the team is improving. Great stuff!

Long way long way to go yet but top of the league is pretty sweet 😀

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Match Days 7 and 8

After our win against Man Utd and pinching Lukaku off them I was buzzing to carry on and we have an easy game against Watford and then a League Cup 4th round tie versus Chelsea today.

Match Day 7

Well I said easy and it would have been if we could take our chances. Luckily Big Rom stepped up for the 2nd game in a row and got us the goal we needed to win. That’s 2 in 2 for the big man and he is proving a good steal especially as he is playing as an IF on the FR position so far from his natural role and position.

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Watford aren’t a team that quicken the pulse at the thought of stealing one of there players and if I had a choice I would probably have got Deulofeu or Pereyra but the lad with the highest AvR was Craig Cathcart.

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Decent enough CB but no better than we have.

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This keeps us top of the league going into the cup game.

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Match Day 8

After smashing Man Utd I was confident we could get a result at the bridge but I didn’t quite expect this.....

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A real dominant performance with Lukaku getting a 3rd goal for us and sing and Mouseset send us into the next round but the question is how strong was the Chelsea team and who have we taken.

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Gary Cahill is on his way which just adds to our CB ranks and then we have some good names with 7’s such as Alonso, Hazard, Willian, Barkley and Giroud who are all players I would love to get.

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What a result with the other 2 lads as Barkley can fit in well as a BBM and then Hazard is a worldie although he would probably be best in the Lukaku position in the FR position so I will have to give it some thought and I may put him as SS.

Next Update: We take on Brighton and Newcastle in the league looking to continue our good form but unfortunately due to me being out tomorrow night eating my weight in Chinese the next update will be Saturday.

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